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Pete Hammond

Pete Hammond
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
59% Bad Moms (2016) The beauty of this film from writer-directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore is that it is broad and silly at times but never over the top and always grounded in characters we genuinely understand and care about. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jul 29, 2016
4/5 82% Indignation (2016) One of Philip Roth's lesser known novels becomes the best movie adaptation to date with a fine Logan Lerman and two Oscar worthy supporting turns from Tracy Letts and Linda Emond. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jul 28, 2016
4/5 69% The Infiltrator (2016) Bryan Cranston is once again caught up in the drug world but this time he is 'Breaking' Good in this true story about a Federal Agent going deep undercover - a movie that doesn't let up the tension for a minute. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jul 13, 2016
3/5 73% Ghostbusters (2016) A slick, entertaining but not quite ready-for-slime-time female reboot of the 1980's comedy classic. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jul 12, 2016
3/5 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) Sacha Baron Cohen's clever and time-less performance elevates this sequel which outdoes the original in laughs, charm and heart. Worth a return trip down the rabbit hole. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted May 27, 2016
3/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) The latest edition in the X-Men saga may be biting off more than it can chew but thanks to Oscar Isaac's Apocalypse it is still catnip for fans of the franchise. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted May 27, 2016
57% Money Monster (2016) Money Monster is riveting entertainment, a heart-pounding, edge-of-your-seat exercise that doesn't let up for a minute. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted May 12, 2016
80% The Family Fang (2016) However you can find it, it is worth checking out, another high water mark for both Bateman and Kidman. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted May 6, 2016
61% The Man Who Knew Infinity (2016) This film fully belongs to Patel and Irons, who have two of the best roles in their careers. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 29, 2016
3.5/5 70% A Hologram for the King (2016) Tom Hanks is understated and wonderfully effective in a very fine adaptation of Dave Egger's potent and surreal novel that seems just right for these ever changing times. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 22, 2016
84% The Meddler (2016) Susan Sarandon gets to shine in her best screen outing in some time. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 22, 2016
4/5 96% Sing Street (2016) Director John Carney scores again with a ragtag musical coming of age story that should please fans of his Once and Begin Again. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 17, 2016
3/5 30% Criminal (2016) If you can accept the far-fetched premise at hand there is a fun performance from Kevin Costner that makes Criminal tick as well as it does. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 17, 2016
4/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) Jon Favreau has turned a delightful 50 year old disney 'toon into a live action visual marvel of CGI that merges technology with heart and soul. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 17, 2016
4/5 52% Demolition (2016) Jake Gyllenhaal tears up the screen with one of his best performances in a challenging film about a man trying to put his life on re-set after his wife dies in a tragic car accident. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Apr 5, 2016
5/5 95% Eye In The Sky (2016) Helen Mirren and cast are superb in a truly great thriller that becomes the first significant movie about drones and the morality of modern day warfare. A great humane achievement from Gavin Hood. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 91% The Confirmation (2016) Writer/director Bob Nelson nearly equals his own Oscar nominated script for Nebraska with this touching, funny and true father/son story with terrific turns from Clive Owen and Jaeden Lieberher. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 18, 2016
3/5 33% The Bronze (2016) Subversively funny, raunchy comedy has very funny performance from Melissa Rauch and says a lot about fleeting fame and small town America. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 18, 2016
4/5 83% Hello, My Name is Doris (2016) Sally Field triumphs in her first full-bodied leading role in a film in years. 'Doris' skillfully walks the line between broad comedy and emotional drama, never missing a beat. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 13, 2016
3/5 90% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) There are a lot of cinematic influences here from Hitchcock to War Of The Worlds but the original CLOVERFIELD surprisingly isn't really one of them in this pure anti-sequel that entertains while it surprises. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 13, 2016
37% The Brothers Grimsby (2016) For all the silliness on hand, I have to admit I had a much better time than expected at this one, Baron Cohen's best since Borat. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 9, 2016
2/5 25% London Has Fallen (2016) If this is what you have to go through being President of the U.S. then why does Donald Trump even WANT this job? London Has Fallen and so has this franchise with a pointless sequel that just blows things up. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 4, 2016
4/5 68% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) A triumph. A smart and absurdly funny movie that takes a different view of the war in Afghanistan. Tina Fey is terrific in a different kind of role, and Martin Freeman steals it. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Mar 2, 2016
4/5 84% Deadpool (2016) This comic book superhero comedy is just plain super fun , a raunchy movie that parodies the whole genre while still honoring it. Ryan Reynolds has found a vehicle worth his talents. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Feb 12, 2016
2/5 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Ben Stiller's misguided sequel is a true fashion disaster. I liked the first but something has been lost in translation 15 years later. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Feb 12, 2016
3/5 63% The Finest Hours (2016) An entertaining and expertly crafted Coast Guard tale deftly navigated by Chris Pine and Casey Affleck in the most stoic performances of their careers. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jan 30, 2016
4/5 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Best. Panda. Ever. A threequel that beats the standard with fight, fun and loads of heart. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jan 30, 2016
0/5 10% Dirty Grandpa (2016) The worst film of Robert De Niro's entire career (or maybe anybody's). Get Zac Efron a new agent - fast. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Jan 22, 2016
60% Concussion (2015) This is the rare film that can be enormously entertaining but also make a real difference. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 21, 2015
70% Touched With Fire (2016) The film is not just as a wrenching study of two people afflicted with a mental illness but also as a heartbreaking, but ultimately impossible, love story. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 21, 2015
75% The Hateful Eight (2015) It's sensational fun. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 21, 2015
5/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) J.J. Abrams and team brilliantly merge the old and the new into a Star Wars that soars on every level. Han Solo is back but it is Daisy Ridley's Rey that is the heart of The Force Awakens. She's a keeper. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 16, 2015
4/5 81% The Revenant (2015) Leonardo DiCaprio is at his best battling against the elements in this brutal and beautiful snowy western. The grizzly bear attack is worth the price of admission alone. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 7, 2015
5/5 60% Joy (2015) Jennifer Lawrence proves a mop can be just as empowering as a bow and arrow in David O. Russell's ode to smart and determined women everywhere who have a dream. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Dec 7, 2015
5/5 73% Trumbo (2015) Trumbo reminds us of a very dark time in America as well as Hollywood. Important but also hugely entertaining. Bryan Cranston nails it. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 21, 2015
66% The Night Before (2015) But one of the unquestioned highlights is when the boys come upon that giant piano Tom Hanks played in Big. This leads to a great musical sequence among the three and is representative of the goofy anything-goes nature of the whole movie. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 18, 2015
19% Love the Coopers (2015) Love The Coopers is the perfect gift for the entire family, and that's certainly not a bad thing these days. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 17, 2015
45% The 33 (2015) This movie packs an emotional wallop. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 12, 2015
87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) With the frenetic style of so much of what passes as kids fare these days, the simplicity of seeing The Peanuts Movie and this wonderful bunch of characters again on the big screen is more than enough. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Nov 5, 2015
4/5 35% Our Brand is Crisis (2015) A very smart, funny, intelligent, pertinent and important look at the machinations behind a Presidential campaign. This one just happens to be in Bolivia with Sandra Bullock and Billy Bob Thornton playing the dirty tricks. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 26, 2015
3.5/5 73% Suffragette (2015) Yes, there may be a bit of a history lesson here but a fine cast led by Carey Mulligan brings this inspiring story of women fighting for their rights vividly alive. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 21, 2015
4/5 30% Burnt (2015) Bradley Cooper cooks up an acting feast and digs deep into the role an arrogant but talented chef who needs to realize there are more important things in life than just the right amount of sauce. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 21, 2015
4/5 92% The Martian (2015) Ridley Scott shows a lighter touch this time in outer space as Matt Damon proves there is life on Mars and in this gem of a sci-fi adventure. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 9, 2015
5/5 91% Bridge of Spies (2015) Steven Spielberg reteaming with Tom Hanks and with help from the Coen Brothers and a great team has made a masterful film that ranks high on the list of anything he has ever done. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) Aaron Sorkin's dazzling and dizzying screenplay is the star of this show which is blessed by crackerjack direction from Danny Boyle and a great Michael Fassbender in the title role. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Oct 9, 2015
5/5 84% The Walk (2015) Robert Zemeckis renews your faith in the wonder of movies with this breathtaking film version of Philippe Petit's walk across the twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1974. A thrilling movie experience for everyone. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Sep 30, 2015
3/5 74% Black Mass (2015) It may not be quite in the league of The Departed or Goodfellas but sharp direction and a chilling performance by Johnny Depp as Whitey Bulger makes this a worthwhile entry in the gangster film genre. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Sep 27, 2015
4/5 94% Sicario (2015) A sensational thriller that grabs you by the throat. Director Denis Villeneuve stages scenes with the eye of a master and he's aided by the great cinematographer Roger Deakins and a first-rate cast. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Sep 27, 2015
4/5 62% The Intern (2015) Nancy Meyers delivers another funny, warm, smart and sophisticated comedy for adults that features Robert De Niro in perhaps his most likeable performance ever. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Sep 27, 2015
72% Pawn Sacrifice (2015) I was on the edge of my seat watching this movie. ‐ Deadline Hollywood Daily
Posted Sep 15, 2015