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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 51% Rampage (2018) Rampage is a movie in which none of the pieces fit together well-the characters, monsters, action set pieces, and emotional tone all seem like they belong in separate films. It's neither thrilling nor fun.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2018
4/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) The key to the tightly paced, compellingly acted horror film A Quiet Place is the unceasing tension, a kind of persistent creepiness that burrows under your skin.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
2.5/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) It may be impossible to separate Ready Player One from its references, and without the Easter eggs, inside jokes, and endless homages, Ready Player One doesn't offer much that is unique to itself.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2018
4/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) Love, Simon is an earnest coming-of-age story, gentle and generous, with a captivating performance from Nick Robinson as the titular Simon.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
2.5/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Pacific Rim Uprising is a dumbed-down version of its predecessor, an imitation of the first film that doesn't live up to its creative imagination. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2018
3.5/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Alicia Vikander's Tomb Raider is as campy and as fun as the preceding films with Angelina Jolie, although this reboot drags on a bit too long and relies on a silly plot twist.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
4/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) A Wrinkle in Time is a riot of color, a celebration of individual flaws, and an encouragement of self-confidence, tapping directly into the 'love conquers all' message of the novel.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Mar 9, 2018
5/5 96% Black Panther (2018) Black Panther is a revelation, the first film from the Marvel Cinematic Universe that truly feels like an of-the-moment masterwork that also happens to be a comic book movie.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 16, 2018
4/5 82% Early Man (2018) Aardman Animations gives viewers what we didn't know we needed: a football origin story. Early Man is eccentrically funny and mostly warm-hearted.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3.5 55% Bilal: A New Breed of Hero (2018) Bilal: A New Breed of Hero is the rare animated film that is rated PG-13, but its messages about equality and oppression are timely and will spark conversations.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Feb 2, 2018
2.5/5 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) The Maze Runner trilogy concludes with The Death Cure, which goes through many of the same motions as the first film and preceding sequel The Scorch Trials.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) How rare that a sequel improves upon its original, and rarer still is a perfect film. But Paddington 2 is both, encouraging gentleness, politeness, and decency.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2018
2.5/5 76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) There are funny moments throughout Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, but the sexual humor is constant and the narrative tension is nonexistent.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
2/5 31% Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Pitch Perfect 3 moves too much into comedy-action territory to truly feel like the scrappy musical this trilogy started out being. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
4/5 87% The Post (2018) The Post is a superbly acted, meticulously crafted film that makes clear the need for truth seekers both then and now. Spielberg delivers a slice of American history that feels essential.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
4.5/5 97% Coco (2017) Coco continues Pixar's tradition of combining vibrant, detailed animation with nuanced and impactful emotional themes.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 21, 2017
2.5/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) If you treat The Greatest Showman entirely as fiction, it's an earnest, enjoyable musical, but removing it from problematic source material is a challenge.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2017
3.5/5 71% Ferdinand (2017) John Cena brings kindness and calmness to Ferdinand, the animated adaptation of the classic children's novel about a bull that would rather smell flowers than charge matadors. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Star Wars: The Last Jedi is a visual spectacle that expands our understanding of the Force and how it shapes a "galaxy far, far away," adding to the mythology and lore of this franchise. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Dec 15, 2017
3.5/5 100% Bill Nye: Science Guy (2017) ... what the documentary Bill Nye: Science Guy achieves, as the best documentaries do, is peer behind the curtain of illusion and try to find some kind of truth.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2017
3.5/5 78% Sweet Virginia (2017) Cut from the same cloth as the modern-day classic Blue Ruin, Sweet Virginia is a solid genre exercise.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2017
3.5/5 85% Wonder (2017) Wonder is warm and kind, and young viewers will identify with the charming protagonist who is curious about when people will stop caring about what he looks like outside.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League thankfully leaves the punishing, exhausting darkness of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice behind and goes for a looser, more humorous vibe. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 17, 2017
3/5 68% Bitch (2017) Bitch is darkly funny and often oddly satisfying, and how perfectly filmmaker Marianna Palka and co-star Jason Ritter understand their roles goes a long way.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2017
1/5 19% Daddy's Home 2 (2017) A brazenly lazy sequel that dives headfirst into even more depressing depths than its predecessor, Daddy's Home 2 relies on sexism and closed-minded thinking.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 10, 2017
4.5/5 92% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) The Thor franchise gets an exhilarating jolt of energy with Thor: Ragnarok, which is wacky, weird, and wonderful, a singular vision from director Taika Waititi.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
3/5 64% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) Goodbye Christopher Robin is a tightly crafted, beautiful-looking, emotionally involving film that also happens to be mostly untrue. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3.5/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) Although Only the Brave is a well-acted and well-made film with a gut-wrenching true story, the testosterone with which it defines itself is almost overwhelming.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/5 87% Only the Brave (2017) The based-on-a-true-story Only the Brave is visually and narratively strong, but falters when it steps outside of a totally masculine zone.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 20, 2017
3.5/5 87% Professor Marston & The Wonder Women (2017) Professor Marston and the Wonder Women offers a wealth of context about Wonder Woman's iconography and presents a different kind of love story, but also cuts too many corners.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3.5/5 63% Te Ata (2017) Te Ata wants to tell one particular story, and it does so well. For anyone who doesn't know who the Chickasaw storyteller was, this biopic is inspirational and necessary.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 83% Marshall (2017) Chadwick Boseman makes a charismatic Thurgood Marshall, but the biopic Marshall is not what the legendary man deserved; its focus is too often turned away from Marshall himself.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2017
3/5 93% Walking Out (2017) Walking Out has an effect: Bomer is doing something different and he and Wiggins have believable father-son chemistry; the setting is gorgeous and desolate; and the hero's journey narrative is comfortingly familiar. ‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2017
3.5/5 47% My Little Pony: The Movie (2017) Pleasantly self-aware and consistently amusing, My Little Pony: The Movie enjoyably transports the bright pastels and sunny disposition of Equestria to the big screen.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
3/5 29% Rebel in the Rye (2017) Nicholas Hoult leads a stacked cast in the biopic Rebel in the Rye, but the movie doesn't reveal much that isn't already known about the legendary J. D. Salinger.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
4.5/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes is one of the best-acted films of the year so far, a masterfully created portrait of a particular moment in America that still resonates today.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2017
2.5/5 55% The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) The LEGO Ninjago Movie is the weakest of the LEGO big-screen adaptations, a derivative regurgitation of what the toy line has already done in preceding films.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
4/5 90% Rat Film (2017) Rat Film uses its titular subjects as a conduit to expose the pockets of decay rotting Baltimore from the inside out. Rats are the symptom, not the disease.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2017
2.5/5 32% Home Again (2017) Reese Witherspoon brings her trademark cheeky charm to Home Again, but she can't redeem a film that can't quite figure out what it's trying to say about marriage, sex, or family. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2017
3.5/5 37% Leap! (2017) Leap! follows a pretty simple formula, but the animation during the ballet scenes is lively and well-done. It's spirited enough to keep the film from feeling too familiar.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2017
3/5 51% England Is Mine (2017) It's unfortunate that Morrissey biopic England Is Mine can't quite expand its appeal past Smiths fans, because Jack Lowden is quietly effective at being profoundly malcontent.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3.5 37% Leap! (2017) One of the few animated films this summer aimed squarely at female audiences, Leap! is cute and heartfelt, even if the story itself is fairly typical. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2017
3/5 98% In This Corner of the World (Kono sekai no katasumi ni) (2017) The animated In This Corner of the World follows a Japanese girl's coming of age in Hiroshima during World War II, and is often beautifully animated and deeply sad.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2017
1.5/5 13% The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature (2017) In the unwanted sequel The Nut Job 2: Nutty by Nature, the jokes are still mean-spirited and the animation uninspired.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3.5/5 50% The Glass Castle (2017) The memoir adaptation The Glass Castle boasts an exceptional cast, but the film unevenly handles its heaviest material, ending on a conclusion that feels falsely conciliatory.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
3.5/5 59% Strange Weather (2017) As the focus of Strange Weather, Holly Hunter is her typical fantastic self, using her committed performance to ground a narrative about a familial tragedy.‐ Punch Drunk Critics
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
0.5/5 8% The Emoji Movie (2017) The Emoji Movie is the worst of cinema made for children and families-a lazy, barely developed story that relies on audience recognition of phone apps. Not funny or fun.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
4/5 92% Dunkirk (2017) Director Christopher Nolan delivers one of this summer's most precisely crafted, visually astonishing films in the simultaneously gorgeous and devastating Dunkirk. ‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
4/5 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) Although War for the Planet of the Apes dips into myth-making, it is visually tremendous and thematically complicated, a well-done link to the original classic.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017
4.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) The youthful vibe of this character reset, with its sense of humor and its light touch, makes Spider-Man: Homecoming one of the most enjoyable Marvel movies in years.‐ Chesapeake Family Magazine
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2017