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Phil Villarreal

Phil Villarreal
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 34% I Feel Pretty (2018) The sentiment shifts from GET IT GIRL! to JUST GET ON WITH IT ALREADY, GIRL!‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Apr 20, 2018
3/4 51% Rampage (2018) Don't overthink it. Just sit back, chuckle and gape at the gloriously improbable thrills. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
3/4 82% Blockers (2018) Whenever you think it can't push the envelope further, it gives it another forceful shove.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4/4 73% Ready Player One (2018) Steven Spielberg doesn't age. He just levels up.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Mar 27, 2018
2.5/4 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) You wish you could fast-forward through all the unnecessary talking stuff and get to the battles. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3/4 49% Tomb Raider (2018) By sticking with the lower key, Uthaug manages to forge something resembling genuine tension and drama rather than paint-by-numbers thrills.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
1.5/4 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Ava DuVernay has gone from Selma to sellout. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
3/4 47% Red Sparrow (2018) A raw, robust thriller of the sort that doesn't come around often enough.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2018
3.5/4 82% Game Night (2018) You'll find yourself laughing, then laughing at yourself and others for what you laughed at.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
3.5/4 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) A joyous accomplishment that succeeds with ample helpings of heart, panache and humor.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2018
2.5/4 96% Black Panther (2018) Has more in common with the second-tier Marvel tales on Netflix.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
1/4 13% Fifty Shades Freed (2018) If only audiences could stop the horrors by shouting RED! at the screen.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2018
2/4 14% Winchester (2018) Someday, when Mirren receives a lifetime achievement award, there will be a montage of her performances in great films. Winchester will not be a part of that montage.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
2.5/4 73% Hostiles (2018) It's a robust, full-bodied experience that is as exhausting as it is envigorating.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
3/4 54% 12 Strong (2018) A real-life Avengers film.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2018
3/4 100% Paddington 2 (2018) Paddington is as gangsta as they come.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2018
2/4 32% Insidious: The Last Key (2018) With a mediocre first film, a promising sequel and a rock-bottom third, the latest movie is a flittering sign of hope because it manages to be mediocre rather than terrible.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2018
3.5/4 82% Molly's Game (2018) The chemistry Chastain and Elba generate ignites Sorkin's spectacular words, honing the scenes to a razor's edge.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Dec 27, 2017
4/4 87% The Post (2018) Such is its power that it convinces you to evangelize on this behalf. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Dec 18, 2017
3.5/4 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The film is a relentless crowd-pleaser that has as much in common with a pedigreed art film as it does a traditional action blowout.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3/4 90% I, Tonya (2018) Your heart hurts as much as your knee does. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2017
3.5/4 92% The Shape of Water (2017) Your eyes may well manufacture some saltwater of their own as the story winds on its unpredictable, ever-heart-melting path. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Dec 1, 2017
3.5/4 97% Coco (2017) A magical experience from the first frame through the final credits, it's a resonant fable that speaks to the heart of the young and old alike.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2017
3/4 40% Justice League (2017) If you're curious about the film but wary because of some Internet hate being spewed at it, don't let your reservations deter you from checking it out.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/4 57% Murder On The Orient Express (2017) It's exactly as good as you figured it would be, taking few risks and coasting along its expected fast track to formidable drama.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
3.5/4 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Goes all in on self-referential wackiness and an unbridled energy stream of sarcasm to unleash an apocalypse of silly, exciting fun.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3/4 35% Jigsaw (2017) The pieces may be flimsy, but they manage to fit. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/4 87% Only the Brave (2017) A robust and handsome effort that is as slickly paced as it is visually resplendent and moving.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3/4 62% The Foreigner (2017) You've seen plenty of both Chan and Brosnan, but never like this. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
2.5/4 87% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Plays like a bloated director's cut.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/4 86% American Made (2017) The film's high may be fleeting, but it provides quite the buzz while it lasts.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
3.5/4 94% Gook (2017) Works best in its slow, steady moments, which allow its characters to breathe and help the film's sense of time and place flower to life.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2017
3/4 52% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) Hail to the Kingsman, baby. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
2.5/4 85% It (2017) It hasn't quite got that it factor.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
2/4 37% Leap! (2017) More of a dunce movie than a dance movie.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2017
3/4 93% Logan Lucky (2017) Trotting out a cast of high-caliber actors, all playing against type, Soderbergh spins a wily, joyous slice of Southern-fried outlaw adventure. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
1.5/4 70% Annabelle: Creation (2017) Chucky, only you can save Annabelle from further embarrassing herself and degrading her. Let's set up a Tinder date or something.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
1.5/4 16% The Dark Tower (2017) More like The Dork Tower.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2017
3/4 77% Atomic Blonde (2017) The 42-going-on-25-year-old actress epitomizes the hashtag #slay as acrobatic, brutal MI6 spy Lorraine Broughton. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jul 28, 2017
2.5/4 92% Dunkirk (2017) A World War II movie your dad will fall asleep watching on the couch.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
3.5/4 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) It's taken six tries, but Marvel has finally nailed the spirit of its most iconic character on the silver screen.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2017
3.5/4 93% Baby Driver (2017) The only bad part of Baby Driver is the title.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2/4 16% Transformers: The Last Knight (2017) We need some interventions here.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2017
3/4 68% Cars 3 (2017) Whether or not another Cars movie follows, the series is now back in the fast lane.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
1/4 15% The Mummy (2017) Somewhere, Brendan Fraser and awful early-200s CGI artists (remember the Scorpion King spinoff?) smirk in satisfaction.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
2/4 30% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) The first half-hour seems like a proof of concept of what the series was meant to be -- a binge-worthy, half-hour sitcom rather than a strained, emotionless movie.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/4 67% Alien: Covenant (2017) In space, no one can hear you yawn.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2/4 36% Snatched (2017) Amy Schumer has gone from Trainwreck to a metaphorical trainwreck. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/4 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) What could easily devolve into CGI slapstick manages to stick to the ribs in the two-films-and-counting franchise.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted May 5, 2017
3/4 16% The Circle (2017) It's all a little much on the alarmist front, but director James Ponsoldt's warning message rings true despite his film's tendency to hyperbole. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017