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.
Publications: KSTP-TV

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
4.5/5 96% 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 78% 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 22% 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 90% 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 67% 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 72% 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 55% 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 89% 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 62% 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
4/5 84% Downton Abbey (2019) The series transitions to the big screen well, even the theme song and the castle seem bigger and grander on the big screen. It's easy to get swept up in the spectacle of it all. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
4.5/5 84% Ad Astra (2019) Brad Pitt gives one of the best performances of his career. It's a deeply internalized performance but one where we can see and know everything he's feeling just by looking in his eyes. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
5/5 94% The Dark Knight (2008) Heath Ledger gives one of the best performances of the last twenty years. When you watch his take on the Joker, it's one of complete surprise and mystery. It's frightening with how chaotic and mischievous he makes him. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
3/5 69% Joker (2019) Joaquin Phoenix who goes all in with another full-throttle performance full of intensity. It's not entertaining or wholly original in it's approach but it comes with a phenomenal performance. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2019
2.5/5 40% Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) I don't know if this is a sequel we need. A strong message for kids, but their parents may get a little bored. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 79% Jojo Rabbit (2019) It's hard to balance all of those tones correct, Taika Waititi does it really well. It won't be everyone's cup of tea, but you won't see another film like it this year. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
4.5/5 77% Doctor Sleep (2019) It balances those two books and the Kubrick movie really well to please movie fans and Stephen King fans. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019
3.5/5 47% Last Christmas (2019) It's a really cute holiday movie. It's charming, it's silly, it's funny, goofy and full of George Michael/Wham! music. - KSTP-TV EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2019