Paul McGuire Grimes

Paul McGuire Grimes
Tomatometer-approved critic
Biography:
Paul McGuire Grimes is a Minneapolis-based film critic and entertainment reporter and is a member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association. He runs his website and accompanying YouTube channel "Paul's Trip to the Movies" and is the resident film critic for KSTP-TV's "Twin Cities Live" and on "The Colleen & Bradley Show" on My Talk 107.1. He has had the great fortune to interview a variety of Oscar and Emmy winning actors like Whoopi Goldberg, Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, just to name a few.

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
3/5 78% Bad Boys for Life (2020) The comedic banter is really great between Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. If you want counter programming, this is great for that. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2020
2/5 21% Like a Boss (2020) While the film has its laugh out loud moments, there are stretches where the comedy does not land and you feel the actors desperately trying to make the movie funny. - Paul's Trip to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
4.5/5 89% 1917 (2020) 1917 is Absolutely incredible, it's beyond stressful from start to finish. This is a film that demands to be seen in a movie theater. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2020
4/5 82% Judy (2019) Renee Zellweger is stunning. She does all of her own singing and performing but also finds who she was as a person that loved her children and fans. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
4.5/5 89% The Two Popes (2019) You can see this movie no matter what faith you believe in. How they show the papal process is fascinating and how you think about your own faith and your own call from God. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
4.5/5 95% Little Women (2019) It's one to be cherished for ages as you can easily watch it time and time again and enjoy on a cold, snowy day - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 8, 2020
3/5 69% Bombshell (2019) Bombshell is a story worth hearing. As Megyn Kelly, Charlize Theron gives an incredible performance and plays her as a very conflicting person. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
1/5 20% Cats (2019) Cats is one of the worst movie musicals of all time, a stagnant mess from start to finish. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
4/5 52% Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) The Rise of Skywalker is a satisfying conclusion for all three trilogies. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2019
3/5 71% Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Kids will no doubt be entertained the entire time given the antics between Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
3.5/5 74% Richard Jewell (2019) Richard Jewell is strong film for Clint Eastwood who aptly gives his subject the credit he never received. His honest and straight forward approach works well here making it an accessible crowd pleaser. - Paul's Trip to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
5/5 83% Waves (2019) Waves goes to some shocking places that I wasn't quite prepared for. The result is that your emotional core just sinks inside of you on more than one occasion throughout this film. - Paul's Trip to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
4/5 92% Ford v Ferrari (2019) Ford v Ferrari reaches beyond a niche car-enthusiast audience. The screenwriting team have really made it accessible for anyone with or without car knowledge. - Paul's Trip to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
5/5 96% The Irishman (2019) A three-and-a-half hour movie would usually drag, but I never felt that with this when you have a director and actors making every moment count. - Paul's Trip to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4/5 99% Parasite (Gisaengchung) (2019) The only thing that you should expect is the unexpected. - Paul's Trip to the Movies EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2019
4.5/5 95% Marriage Story (2019) Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson are giving the best performances of their careers in the film. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4.5/5 93% Honey Boy (2019) Honey Boy is a story of forgiveness, gently told by director Alma Ha'rel who is making her feature film debut as a director. I felt for Shia and see him in a new light both as a person, an actor, and screenwriter. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
4/5 97% Knives Out (2019) Knives Out is entertaining from start to finish. Perfect for fans of Agatha Christie, Clue, Murder By Death, Murder She Wrote, etc... - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2019
3.5/5 77% Frozen II (2019) Another successful sequel for Disney, even if it doesn't quite surpass the first film. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
4.5/5 95% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) We need kindness and love in this world and Fred Rogers is the hero we need to do that. Tom Hanks is absolute perfection as Fred Rogers. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2019
2/5 23% The Kitchen (2019) I understand the appeal for McCarthy, Haddish, and Moss to take on a film like this, but The Kitchen wastes all of their talents. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 49% Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Blanchett is divine as the film makes Bernadette's issues a relatable struggle many people have faced. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 67% Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Still retains the feel of Fast and the Furious while taking it in a new direction. Cross between that, Mission: Impossible and The Terminator. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 85% Once Upon a Time In Hollywood (2019) It may not be top-tier Tarantino on first watch, but I can sense that my appreciation for it will grow with time upon multiple viewings. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4.5/5 53% The Lion King (2019) A visionary triumph filled me with that Disney magic all over again. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
1/5 42% Stuber (2019) There's nothing new with this buddy cop comedy with its cheap, lowbrow humor. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 91% Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Fun, lively, high school spirit as Tom Holland is the best Spider-Man to date. No Marvel fatigue with this one. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4.5/5 80% Late Night (2019) Late Night generously funny throughout while digging deeper and reminding the audience to really fight for what you want and deserve in the workplace. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4.5/5 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) Pixar pulls out all the stops for Toy Story 4. oy Story 4 provides the closure you didn't think you needed for this franchise. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 42% Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) The monster fights alone are worth seeing on a huge screen. Just don't go looking for a realistic plot or science. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 89% Rocketman (2019) Elton John puts it all out there, and Taron Egerton is "Captain Fantastic" as Elton John. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) The best in the franchise. Keanu Reeves is back and better than ever. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2/5 57% Aladdin (2019) My wish is that this would have been a better movie. The Disney whimsy and magic is lacking in Aladdin. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 66% Wine Country (2019) Grab a glass of pinot and have fun in Wine Country. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/5 81% Long Shot (2019) Broad appeal with Long Shot as it plays to the Seth Rogen fan base, the rom com watchers, and anyone that enjoys political comedies. It's smarter and funnier than you'll want to give it credit for. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4.5/5 94% Avengers: Endgame (2019) I feel like Stan Lee is probably looking down from heaven with a huge smile on his face with Avengers: Endgame - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2/5 71% Teen Spirit (2019) This should be right up my alley as I love the music and Elle Fanning as an actress, but it's hard to like a movie when you don't root for the lead character. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 53% The Best of Enemies (2019) You know how this movie will play out, but it's educational. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2.5/5 90% Shazam! (2019) There's potential with this character but this film is not as clever or self-aware as it could be. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 47% Dumbo (2019) Dumbo is filled with whimsy, magic, and adventure. This film can introduce a whole new younger generation to Dumbo who haven't seen the 1941 original. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
5/5 93% Us (2019) A horror masterpiece for the new age. Cannot wait to see what Peele will come up with for his next film. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3.5/5 78% Captain Marvel (2019) Brie Larson packs a punch as one of Marvel's great new heroes. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 90% How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) A satisfying conclusion with its themes of growing up and moving on that bring an emotional weight to the story. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 92% Fighting with My Family (2019) Thoroughly accessible for non-wrestling fans out there and the kind of family sports flick that makes you feel all gushy afterwards - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4.5/5 95% If Beale Street Could Talk (2019) 3 Time Emmy Winner Regina King gives another charged and determined performance. You cling to every word and piece of advice she has. The film may be quiet, but it packs a punch. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 70% Isn't It Romantic (2019) Rebel Wilson and Adam Devine play to their strengths and recreate the chemistry they had in the Pitch Perfect movies. They get to be their charming, goofy selves that we expect from them. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2.5/5 43% What Men Want (2019) Taraji P.Henson is entertaining but is better than this material. The breakout star though is Erykah Badu. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) It's not as "awesome" as the first one, but it's still creative and very funny. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 88% Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) As someone who has gone through a similar weight loss transformation, it really gets it right in terms of the personal shame you feel, the guilt, the emotional eating, and the perseverance it takes to accomplish a personal transformation. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4/5 63% It Chapter Two (2019) Fans of the book should be pleased as it captures the emotional weight, horror, and the terror of childhood trauma and how it manifests into adulthood. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019