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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
29%

The Rocky Horror Picture Show: Let's Do the Time Warp Again (2016)

"What plot there is goes sideways in the last half-hour, just as in the movie. At that point, I just wanted it to be over. " ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 18, 2016
57%

Killing Reagan (2016)

"Killing Reagan is pretty much the expected, rote bio movie of the assassination attempt on President Reagan by John Hinckley Jr. " ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 14, 2016
18%

Sharknado: The 4th Awakens (2016)

"With Sharknado: The 4th Awakens, this B movie series most definitely - wait for it - jumps the shark." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jul 27, 2016
80%

Confirmation (2016)

"An interesting reminder of an earlier political debacle, Confirmation likely will confirm whatever biases a viewer brings to it: Hill was railroaded; the filmmakers are in the tank for Hill (those two positions are not mutually exclusive)." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Apr 15, 2016
78%

A Very Murray Christmas (2015)

"Written by Murray, Mitch Glazer (Scrooged) and the special's director, Sofia Coppola, A Very Murray Christmas is an odd holiday entry but one that surely has a small but loyal audience that will find its hipper-than-thou vibe entertaining." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Dec 8, 2015
60%

Jim Henson's Turkey Hollow (2015)

""I'm probably missing some great Internet snark right now," [Annie] whines. "#boring." Alas, the same hashtag can be applied to Turkey Hollow at times." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Nov 19, 2015
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Mary Tyler Moore: A Celebration (2015)

"It's not a critical look at Ms. Moore's career. This show is a celebration, just like the title says, and one her fans are sure to appreciate." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 14, 2015
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The Unauthorized Beverly Hills, 90210 Story (2015)

"No one will confuse these behind-the-scenes movies with good TV but there's some high-calorie entertainment value to be had in this low-rent pastiche of TV nostalgia." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 5, 2015
36%

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! (2015)

"Halfway through - right about the time a character loses his limbs one by one while trying to take heroic action - the mojo that makes these absurd movies a hoot kicks in and Sharknado 3 becomes the insane event viewers anticipate." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jul 23, 2015
80%

7 Days in Hell (2015)

"[It] is often quite funny, particularly in its sillier moments, including a drunk Queen Elizabeth calling Poole to demand a win, Williams' reactions to streakers on the tennis court and a digital reenactment of a Swedish prison orgy." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jul 13, 2015
88%

Bessie (2015)

"The story is so intent on covering the title character's life almost in its entirety that character motivations suffer." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted May 14, 2015
94%

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015)

"There is an immediacy to hearing former church members' stories from them." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Mar 23, 2015
89%

Elf: Buddy's Musical Christmas (2014)

"It's too much of a rehash of the original, superior Elf and the songs by Matthew Sklar and Chad Beguelin while fine, won't stick with viewers for a minute after the program concludes." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Dec 16, 2014
50%

How Murray Saved Christmas (2014)

"it's a clever, funny hour that's written in rhyme with imaginative songs threaded throughout." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Dec 4, 2014
100%

Toy Story That Time Forgot (2014)

"Writer/director Steve Purcell brings these new toys to life with small details that ring true to life, from the herky-jerky movement of a dinosaur playset's elevator to a brief, TV commercial-length theme song for these battling dinos." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Dec 3, 2014
30%

Grumpy Cat's Worst Christmas Ever (2014)

"One can't help but wish all this meta commentary had been grafted onto a better story and a better movie that didn't feel like such a cheap rush job." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Nov 28, 2014
94%

The Normal Heart (2014)

"The Normal Heart...offers a stinging political indictment of the shameful attitudes toward gay men's health in the 1980s and a touching evocation of the human losses suffered due to HIV-AIDS. And the film boasts winning, Emmy-bait performances all around." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted May 22, 2014
3/4 90%

Cropsey (2010)

"The film is eerie and thought-provoking, raising worthwhile questions about the pursuit of justice without losing compassion for the victims or their families." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Mar 3, 2014
95%

An Adventure in Space and Time (2013)

"Even for those who don't watch Doctor Who regularly, it's a terrifically entertaining period piece with a lot of heart and appreciation for TV history." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jan 7, 2014
92%

The Challenger Disaster (2013)

"The Challenge Disaster suffers somewhat from its attempts to create added dramatic intrigue... The film never offers proof either way, and it's an unnecessary embellishment that too strictly conforms to conspiracy archetypes." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Nov 17, 2013
56%

Killing Kennedy (2013)

"Killing Kennedy deserves some credit for attempting to retell the JFK assassination in a slightly different way but it doesn't go far enough in getting at the underpinnings of Oswald's character and motivation. " ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Nov 12, 2013
93%

Toy Story of Terror! (2013)

"Shorts like Toy Story OF TERROR! give fans an opportunity to revisit the entertaining Toy Story universe and spend more time with these beloved characters. " ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 17, 2013
29%

Ghost Shark (2013)

"[One} thing to note about Ghost Shark is how gleefully it embraces every bad horror movie stereotype." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Aug 28, 2013
60%

Mockingbird Lane (2012)

"Mockingbird Lane is funny, fanciful, a visual treat and, perhaps surprisingly, full of heart." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Aug 14, 2013
86%

Teen Beach Movie (2013)

"A more entertaining, clever musical than its generic title suggests. " ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Aug 2, 2013
82%

Sharknado (2013)

"Sharknado turned out to be the perfect blend of cheesy pop culture elements, including title, stars and the ever-popular shark-as-adversary theme." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Jul 26, 2013
95%

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

"Terrific performances make it a movie worth seeing." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted May 27, 2013
49%

Phil Spector (2013)

"Fans of legal dramas should be intrigued by Phil Spector, a well-paced 90-minute character-driven film" ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted May 22, 2013
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"Top of the Lake makes for a compelling mix of moody, character-driven drama." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Mar 22, 2013
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"It's not clear why this story warranted a movie. It's a small character study about a large man who comes off as a terrorizing buffoon." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Oct 19, 2012
65%

Game Change (2012)

"But if viewers put politics aside, imagining everyone on screen as a character rather than a stand-in for a real-life figure, they will find Game Change offers enough Shakespearean machinations to warrant praise as an exceptional melodrama." ‐Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Posted Aug 3, 2012
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