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Phil Villarreal

Phil Villarreal
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 94% 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 67% 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 75% 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 93% 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 94% Baby Driver (2017) The only bad part of Baby Driver is the title.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
2/4 15% 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 16% 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 29% 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 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) In space, no one can hear you yawn.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted May 19, 2017
2/4 35% Snatched (2017) Amy Schumer has gone from Trainwreck to a metaphorical trainwreck. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017
3.5/4 82% 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 17% 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
2/4 50% The Promise (2017) But a dull, meandering script is all it takes to turn the potentially resonant film into a slow, long-winded bore. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
3.5/4 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Shows there is not only plenty of gas left in the tank, but the nitrous oxide turbo boosters are also blasting at full throttle.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
2/4 46% Going in Style (2017) Braff got the casting right, if little else. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
1.5/4 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) The live-action adaptation is just as forgettable and inconsequential as the anime was memorable and influential. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Mar 31, 2017
3.5/4 67% Life (2017) Aw, murderous space aliens . They grow up so fast!‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Mar 24, 2017
3/4 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Feels like the next one up in the assembly line.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
3/4 76% Kong: Skull Island (2017) Hail to the king, baby. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
4/4 93% Logan (2017) Hugh Jackman and Patrick Stewart take the opportunity to go into far more depth and weight to characters they have played umpteen times over the past two decades.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
2/4 20% Collide (2017) It's tough to root for a guy who continues to make the same dumb mistakes that result in him getting into the same trouble.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Feb 24, 2017
1.5/4 27% Fist Fight (2017) As painful as a throat punch.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
3.5/4 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) Will Arnett has somehow become the greatest Batman of all time by simply using his voice. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2017
1.5/4 7% Rings (2017) Stuff this one in the corner along with all the old VHS tapes you'll never watch again.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2017
1/4 35% Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) The most frightening thing for me was the realization that I have seen every one of these movies, and that I will no doubt see the next one, too.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2017
3/4 81% Patriots Day (2017) Works with the vigor and momentum of a weeknight crime expose.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2017
2.5/4 73% Sing (2016) As hollow as Justin Timberlake lyrics.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/4 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) The best Star Wars movie ever by a longshot.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2016
4/4 92% La La Land (2016) Relentlessly stunning and possibly life-altering.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/4 15% Incarnate (2016) The Exorcist meets Inception in the head-spinning affair Incarnation. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2016
3/4 23% Bad Santa 2 (2016) Bad Santa movies are for people who hate sappy Christmas movies. It's also for people who secretly like sappy Christmas movies but like to make fun of others who do anyway.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2016
2.5/4 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) Rowling, Yates and company will have to cast a different spell to bring the series up to Potter standards.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2016
3.5/4 94% Arrival (2016) The title works on another level, signifying the emergence of a fascinating new filmmaking talent. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Nov 11, 2016
3.5/4 89% Doctor Strange (2016) Cumberbatch, ever smoldering, takes it all in stride, managing to transform from self-serving sadist to selfless hero while maintaining a sense of command and confidence.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Nov 4, 2016
2/4 74% Trolls (2016) A colossal talent to waste ratio.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2016
1.5/4 19% Inferno (2016) The reliable ingredients fail to ignite.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2016
1.5/4 21% Boo! A Madea Halloween (2016) A cynical, money-grabbing trick on the viewers. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/4 72% The Birth of a Nation (2016) A penetrating, unflinching look at the horrors of slavery that will forever taint American heritage. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Oct 7, 2016
3/4 84% Deepwater Horizon (2016) Don't be surprised if its probing breaches your tear ducts.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2016
1.5/4 35% Blair Witch (2016) A sloppy, forced attempt to resurrect a franchise that should have been left to die in the Maryland wilderness.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
3/4 85% Sully (2016) Clint Eastwood's earnest, unapologetically sappy film nails the one thing it sets out to accomplish.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2016
3/4 87% Don't Breathe (2016) You may walk away with a scarred psyche and enough nightmare material to stock your subconscious up through the winter.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2016
3/4 97% Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Don't be surprise if Spektor's guitar isn't the only thing tearing up. ‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2016
3/4 25% Suicide Squad (2016) Whatever the revisions were, they turned out to be masterstrokes that boosted the material to fulfill the promise of the trailers.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Aug 5, 2016
3/4 58% Bad Moms (2016) It's so good at being bad.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2016
3/4 76% Lights Out (2016) Diana will be back in mind once you lie down and turn off the lights.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jul 22, 2016
2/4 73% Ghostbusters (2016) The movie is an unwanted, hollow vessel, floating around as a sad, lifeless shadow of the past.‐ ABC Tucson
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016