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Paul Chambers

Paul Chambers
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2016
C 94% Amy (2015) Watching this documentary was like listening to an orchestra tune itself. After awhile, you want the conductor to appear.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2016
C 80% 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
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2016
D+ 13% Sinister 2 (2015) "Sinister 2" depends greatly on cheap scares. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2016
C- 91% The Martian (2015) The ending is so farfetched that the suspension of disbelief dies long before anyone in the film ever does.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2016
C 35% 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
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2016
B 65% The Visit (2015) Though it may not be all that scary, it gets brownie points for being strange.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2016
A 79% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2015
D 15% Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip (2015) Jason Lee looks dumpy and disinterested throughout. That almost describes my feelings.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2015
B+ 93% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2015
C 26% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2015
A 92% 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
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2015
C+ 66% 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
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2015
C 18% Self/less (2015) "Self/less" takes an intriguing idea and turns it into a silly thriller. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2015
C- 86% Trainwreck (2015) There's something familiar about every scene in "Trainwreck." A pottymouth comedy that fails to deliver. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2015
D 65% Pitch Perfect 2 (2015) LCD buffoons are competing for a fictional championship against other cartoon characters, this time your stereotypical Nordic types. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2015
C 63% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2015
C 26% Vacation (2015) Okay, I'll bite. Why did they do it?‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2015
A 92% 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
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2015
A 97% It Follows (2015) A low-octane horror film that gets under your skin and stays there. It's hard to forget "It Follows."‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2015
C 56% Minions (2015) It was only natural to give the little yellow pill-like creatures from "Despicable Me" their own movie. They are cute and funny most of the time, but their new film, "Minions" is loud and violent. And to many adults, it will be a noisy, yellow blur. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2015
B 16% The Gallows (2015) "The Gallows" earns its "R" rating with particularly effective scenes of violence and suspense. If you like squirming in your seat and feeling on edge, then it's just the ticket. Very, very scary.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2015
No Score Yet Contamination (1980) Get into the spirit of it, folks. It's like watching dozens of exploding fat men in that Python film. Only, I think the Italians were trying to be serious. Fail.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2015
B- 59% Maggie (2015) A chance to see a fine young actress and an action star collaborating on a low-key story that almost generates a tear or two. Not quite, but almost. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jul 5, 2015
C 37% Beyond The Reach (2015) The rugged beauty of northwestern New Mexico is proudly on display in "Beyond the Reach." But, that's not enough reason to give this silly thriller a viewing.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
C- 64% The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) Palatable in small doses, "The Happiness of the Katakuris" just doesn't have enough to be wholly satisfying to cult film fans. This surreal horror-comedy tries very hard, but ultimately grates on your nerves.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2015
A 100% GETT: The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (2015) I never thought I would enjoy a film that takes place in such a small space for so long. Well, not since Hitchcock's "Lifeboat" anyway.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2015
B+ 71% The DUFF (2015) "The DUFF" is what you might call a catch-all teen comedy. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
D 50% Society (1989) "Society" is a poorly written, but ultra gory horror story made in 1989 by "Re-Animator" producer Brian Yuzna. But, don't go thinking this is a guilty pleasure. "Re-Animator" was a vastly superior film. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
A- 95% Red Army (2015) "Red Army" fits the bill, bringing humanity, politics and historical perspective to its story of the Russian hockey team during the Cold War and after.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2015
C- 37% Project Almanac (2015) Yet another chance to berate the found-footage genre, and I'm going to take it. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2015
A- 71% Jurassic World (2015) The action is savage and seemingly unending. There are many "did you see THAT?" moments that will keep you talking afterwards and perhaps bring you back for a second viewing.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2015
C No Score Yet Shima wa moratta (Retaliation) (2013) Many of the action scenes are awkwardly staged, creating confusion.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2015
C+ 32% Cut Bank (2015) This well-cast grabber holds few surprises, but plenty of dark humor that suggests vastly superior films like "Fargo" or "Blood Simple." ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2015
D 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) The latest "Avengers" movie plays its music loud from start to finish. Mindless action rules, punctuated only by super hero/villain quips. ‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted May 28, 2015
C- 13% The Loft (2015) Doubtless, the film's biggest problem is that the five male leads are distinctly unlikable.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted May 26, 2015
B 70% Against The Sun (2015) Made on a fraction of the budget, "Against the Sun" works more effectively than Angelina Jolie's "Unbroken."‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted May 22, 2015
C+ 41% Black or White (2015) You have two minor villains influencing the narrative, but is that enough? I would like to have seen more interaction between Spencer and Costner. Less of a judicial duel and more of a family feud.‐ Movie Chambers
Read More | Posted May 21, 2015