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Paul Chambers
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 83% Deepwater Horizon (2016) More action and thrills than most summer movies. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jan 10, 2017
C 0% Satanic (2016) It's a horror thriller with some interesting elements and a nice twist halfway through. But, it's where the film goes after the twist that makes it just another direct-to-video "B" horror flick. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Nov 16, 2016
B 78% The Shallows (2016) Keeping in mind that you "may" have seen it all before, try "The Shallows" on for size. And, don't surf alone. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Nov 9, 2016
B+ 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) While I may question the logic from time to time in writer-director James DeMonaco's latest film, I found the overall story surprisingly clear, balanced and even symmetrical. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 26, 2016
C 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) At least one more TMNJ is on the way. Let's hope for better next time. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 23, 2016
D No Score Yet Crazed (Fury: The Tales of Ronan Pierce) (2014) "Crazed" is one bloody mess, and I'm not just referring to story. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 17, 2016
A- 98% Long Way North (Tout en haut du monde) (2016) Worthwhile animated entertainment is always in short supply, so it's great to see something meaningful like "Long Way North" come along. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 15, 2016
B 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) It's a high-quality horror film, not as good as the original, but exceedingly entertaining. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 13, 2016
D- No Score Yet Hard Target 2 (2016) Hollywood must have thought it was worth a shot. "Hard Target 2" attempts to capitalize on the name recognition from the 1993 action film directed by John Woo. But, this direct-to-video sequel is a woeful effort. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 12, 2016
B 65% Therapy for a Vampire (Der Vampir auf der Couch) (2016) Moretti personates one of the most sympathetic and likable vampires I've seen in this overworked genre for quite some time. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 11, 2016
C 71% Tenebre (Unsane) (1982) Poorly executed with awkward line readings and badly sequenced scenes. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 9, 2016
C- 77% Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping (2016) Halfway through "Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping," I kinda wished it would stop. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 9, 2016
A 92% Snoopy, Come Home (1983) Most of the reasons we all loved the TV specials are well-served by the second film in the series ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Sep 24, 2016
D 4% The Darkness (2016) We need, you Carol Anne. Stay away from the light, dear. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Sep 12, 2016
A 95% A Boy Named Charlie Brown (1969) "A Boy Named Charlie Brown" is a fun learning experience. It was for me and millions of other kids in the early 1970's. It has a great message and an uncompromising way of making its point at the end. Kids need this movie. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Sep 6, 2016
C- 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) The superhero world needed better storytelling, a comic touch and more than a few rays of sunshine. The story is crippled by special effects from start to finish. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 23, 2016
B+ 73% Ghostbusters (2016) I like these women for completely different reasons than I liked Bill Murray and his gang. A perfect excuse to escape the heat. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 15, 2016
B- No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Jealous Jokester (1995) Really missing Raymond Burr at this point. But, it's still good to see Hal Holbrook giving it a go. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Grimacing Governor (1994) Hal Holbrook's character kind of grows on you. He's not Perry Mason, but then he's not trying to be. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle (1994) Hal Holbrook playing a countrified version of Perry Mason. Sort of McCloud meets Matlock. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B- No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Wicked Wives (1993) Paul Sorvino stepping in for the late Raymond Burr. It's the same format that made the Mason movies so much fun to watch. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B+ No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss (1993) These rather routine stories were seasoned with guest stars and familiar character actors. It's nostalgia unleashed. And, I like it. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B+ No Score Yet Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host (1993) A wonderful dose of sentimentality, spiced with Perry's sass, Della's sass and Ken Malansky's bravado and sass, of course. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 29, 2016
B+ 92% 99 Homes (2015) By the way, Shannon ("Boardwalk Empire") is brilliant in the role. I truly admire this actor. He is going to win the Oscar some day. His performance in "99 Homes" should have him a nomination. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Mar 1, 2016
B- 91% Beasts of No Nation (2015) "Beasts of No Nation" is a worthy film because it humanizes a real-world nightmare. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 23, 2016
C 95% Amy (2015) Watching this documentary was like listening to an orchestra tune itself. After awhile, you want the conductor to appear. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 15, 2016
C 81% The Revenant (2015) "The Revenant" is beautifully photographed, but its greatest impact is hampered by an incredibly long runtime (two hours, 36 minutes) and the high improbability of the narrative. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 9, 2016
D+ 13% Sinister 2 (2015) "Sinister 2" depends greatly on cheap scares. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 7, 2016
C- 92% The Martian (2015) The ending is so farfetched that the suspension of disbelief dies long before anyone in the film ever does. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Feb 4, 2016
C+ 87% Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) The film understandably assumes that everyone who had anything to do with National Lampoon was a comic genius, but that's simply not the case. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jan 21, 2016
C 33% The Green Inferno (2015) Too much time is spent preaching against social activism and not enough time is spent on the actual consumption of humans. It's a cannibal movie, for crying out loud. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jan 12, 2016
B 64% The Visit (2015) Though it may not be all that scary, it gets brownie points for being strange. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jan 11, 2016
A 78% Where to Invade Next (2016) "Where to Invade Next" is one of the year's best documentaries. I just hope Moore isn't going soft on us. I miss those fast jabs to the face. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jan 10, 2016
A 97% 45 Years (2015) The smartest thing writer/director/producer Andrew Haigh could do would be to pick the two actors he did for the leads in this sensitive, intriguing British drama. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Dec 24, 2015
D 16% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) Jason Lee looks dumpy and disinterested throughout. That almost describes my feelings. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Dec 18, 2015
B+ 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) Episode 7 of "Stars Wars" is an enjoyable retread, full of great new young actors and returning favorites. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Dec 17, 2015
C 25% Terminator Genisys (2015) "Terminator: Genisys" might have seen less contrived, if Mr. S had settled for a back seat. Instead, the writers strenuously wrote the story for him. And, instead of fresh, we get overly complicated and hard-to-buy-into plot points. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Dec 14, 2015
A 93% The Gift (2015) "The Gift" is 2015's best low-octane thriller. Just settle down, sit back and let the events unfold. Things are not what they seem. We know. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Dec 10, 2015
C+ 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) The re-invention might have been better as straight-up thriller. More story and less comedy fails would have helped. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Nov 29, 2015
C 19% Self/less (2015) "Self/less" takes an intriguing idea and turns it into a silly thriller. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Nov 17, 2015
C- 85% Trainwreck (2015) There's something familiar about every scene in "Trainwreck." A pottymouth comedy that fails to deliver. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Nov 15, 2015
A- 88% Mr. Holmes (2015) This isn't Guy Ritchie calling. "Mr. Holmes" is a gentle, moving story about a man who desperately wants to remember the past, but can't. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Nov 14, 2015
D 66% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) LCD buffoons are competing for a fictional championship against other cartoon characters, this time your stereotypical Nordic types. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Oct 18, 2015
D 7% Hot Pursuit (2015) A concept film needs much more than the high-pitched goofiness of "Hot Pursuit." ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Aug 14, 2015
C 62% Unfriended (2015) "Unfriended" asks us to spend 83 minutes looking over someone's shoulder at a computer screen. In this tech-fabulous world, we already stare at too many computer screens. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Aug 13, 2015
B+ 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) A well-executed feature-length satire stocked with colorful characters behaving badly. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Aug 6, 2015
A 93% Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (2015) Extremely well-written and directed by Christopher McQuarrie. Let me repeat. Extremely well-written and directed by the man who counseled Cruise in "Jack Reacher." They apparently click. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Aug 4, 2015
C 26% Vacation (2015) Okay, I'll bite. Why did they do it? ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 31, 2015
C+ No Score Yet The Rope and the Colt (Cemetery Without Crosses)(Une corde, un Colt...) (1969) If you're content to watch a French-Italian western that doesn't star Clint Eastwood or Lee Van Cleef, then perhaps you might like "Cemetery Without Crosses." A disappointment, yes. But, strangely appealing. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 28, 2015
A 93% Ex Machina (2015) The movie, written and directed by Alex Garland ("Dredd," "28 Days Later"), is an outstanding example of what true sci-fi is about and the best sci-fi flick since "Predestination" earlier this year. ‐ Movie Chambers
Posted Jul 14, 2015