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Scott Mendelson

Scott Mendelson
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5.0/10 56% Jason Bourne (2016) It's entertaining enough, but it's another round of BOURNE Mad Libs... ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2016
5.0/10 84% Star Trek Beyond (2016) It starts and ends exceptionally well, but it gets bogged down in the middle. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 15, 2016
6.0/10 73% Ghostbusters (2016) "Okay" is not the enemy of perfect. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2016
6.0/10 54% The Purge: Election Year (2016) It's not as good as the last film, and it probably won't change any hearts-and-minds, but this third 'Purge' film remains a potent work of cultural criticism.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
3.0/10 36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) A disagreeable effort, made more so by turning Margot Robbie into a full-time hostage. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2016
3.0/10 31% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) It's an extinction level event...‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2016
7.0/10 78% The Shallows (2016) Blake Lively gives a terrific "solitary" performance in this effective little horror drama. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
7.0/10 75% The BFG (2016) This might shock you, but that Steven Spielberg guy made another good movie. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 21, 2016
7.0/10 69% Central Intelligence (2016) Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart are terrific together, and the well-written potboiler doesn't let them down. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2016
7/10 76% Lights Out (2016) ' Lights Out' is a well-written and well-acted dysfunctional family drama that works even absent the supernatural elements that eventually take center stage.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2016
6/10 94% Finding Dory (2016) It's neither as good as you hoped nor as bad as you feared. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
7.0/10 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) Its appeal lies not in special effects, violence, action, or romance, but merely a good idea played out by an enjoyable cast.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
5.0/10 80% The Conjuring 2 (2016) It eventually devolves into basically the same core "scare" repeated over and over again. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
2.0/10 28% Warcraft (2016) You'll need a strategy guide to make it through this one... ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2016
7.0/10 38% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) A shocking 180-degree turnaround from its atrocious predecessor, 'Out of the Shadows' is exactly the movie you wanted two years ago. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2016
5.0/10 30% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) It's better than the first film without being "good."‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 27, 2016
8.0/10 92% The Nice Guys (2016) Shane Black's 'The Nice Guys' is exactly the movie you wanted it to be.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
5.0/10 43% The Angry Birds Movie (2016) What 'The Angry Birds Movie is about is better than how it's about it.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 16, 2016
6.0/10 57% Money Monster (2016) 'Money Monster' is a good movie, one worth seeing, but it is a good movie that I just couldn't buy.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
9.0/10 62% Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising (2016) Perhaps the best live-action comedy sequel since 'Addams's Family Values'.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 13, 2016
3.0/10 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Easily the worst "team" X-MEN movie ever made. Makes X-MEN: THE LAST STAND look like X-MEN: FIRST CLASS.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted May 9, 2016
4.0/10 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) The majority of 'The Huntsman' is an act of narrative justification, spending more time explaining where the pieces are on the chessboard than actually playing chess. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2016
90% Green Room (2016) Jeremy Saulnier's Green Room is a white-knuckle thriller that flirts with becoming something approaching a comedy of errors.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2016
7.0/10 90% Barbershop: The Next Cut (2016) Without maligning its predecessors, it might be the best of the three.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
6.0/10 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) 'Captain America: Civil War' Is Great Fun, Even As It Alternates Between Shameless Fan Service Bits And Subversive Narrative Choices.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2016
7.0/10 22% The Boss (2016) 'The Boss' is just a rock-solid and genuinely funny comic vehicle from one of our biggest/brightest comedic movie stars. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2016
7.0/10 95% The Jungle Book (2016) 'The Jungle Book' is a remarkable achievement and yet more reason to be optimistic about Disney's "turn an animated classic into a live-action feature" sub-genre.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2016
5.0/10 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is a treat for the eyes, but it will hurt your brain and break your heart.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
49% Hardcore Henry (2016) As a film, it's pretty thin, but it is an often remarkable technical exercise with just enough narrative invention to justify itself as more than a demo reel.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
8.0/10 83% Midnight Special (2016) Jeff Nichols has crafted a modern-day fable, one rich in character and subtext, and one that in its best moments qualifies as haunting. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2016
5.0/10 12% The Divergent Series: Allegiant (2016) ' Allegiant' is superior to 'Insurgent' without qualifying as "good."‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 7, 2016
3.0/10 25% London Has Fallen (2016) By upping the nationalism while slightly toning down the cartoonishly violent excess, London Has Fallen is both less entertaining and more offensive.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2016
6.0/10 67% Whiskey Tango Foxtrot (2016) Whiskey Tango Foxtrot features a terrific star turn from Tina Fey, which in turn elevates a somewhat generic (but pointed and entertaining) fish-out-of-water story.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 29, 2016
7.0/10 16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) At the risk of having to turn in my Social Justice Warrior card, I inexplicably dug the heck out of Alex Proyas's gonzo Gods of Egypt. Please forgive me.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2016
9.0/10 98% Zootopia (2016) It's funny, it's clever, it's exciting and suspenseful, and it operates as one of the more potent "social issues" pictures that we've seen from a major studio (even during the Oscar season) in quite some time.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2016
2.0/10 23% Zoolander 2 (2016) Existing less as a feature film and more as an excuse for endless celebrity cameos, Zoolander, No. 2 is a lazy and often painfully unfunny sequel.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2016
5.0/10 84% Deadpool (2016) I found myself both enjoying the character and certain gags while wishing I could skip ahead 2-3 years to see the presumably superior sequel.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2016
7.0/10 86% Hail, Caesar! (2016) The picture is such an affectionate ode to the business of movies and the potential for cinematic wonder that I'm half-inclined to presume that its flaws are intentional.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Feb 3, 2016
6.0/10 63% The Finest Hours (2016) Decidedly old-fashioned, The Finest Hours nonetheless shines as a "take it for granted" special effects adventure with just enough character development to make us care about the outcome.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 28, 2016
6.0/10 87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) While visually gorgeous and generally entertaining, this third installment of the DreamWorks Animation franchise is a comedown from the first two superb entries.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2016
6.0/10 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi is a thrilling and intense action thriller that hides its politics in plain sight.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2016
3.0/10 14% Ride Along 2 (2016) 'Ride Along 2' is a painfully unfunny retread that can't even live up to the meager pleasures of its predecessor.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Jan 13, 2016
5.0/10 75% The Hateful Eight (2015) The Hateful Eight is a step backward from one of our best filmmakers, playing like a film by Tarantino the stereotype rather than Tarantino the artist.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2015
7.0/10 60% Sisters (2015) Sisters is an old-school laugh riot, with a parade of talented comedians scoring here, there, and everywhere.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
5.0/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) It is not a little disheartening to see this new 'Star Wars' installment not blazing its own path but rather chasing its tail and rehashing its former glories for our approval.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2015
6.0/10 42% In the Heart of the Sea (2015) I suggest you check out In the Heart of the Sea over the next seven days before The Force Awakens steals every IMAX, PLF, 4DX, D-Box, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in your area.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2015
7.0/10 81% The Revenant (2015) If the sum of its parts don't add up to much, the fact remains that the specific parts are often breathtaking. ‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2015
5.0/10 65% Krampus (2015) It's not the disaster that may be implied by the lack of pre-release reviews or the last minute embargo, but nor is it a new holiday classic.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2015
7.0/10 88% The Big Short (2015) Fair or not, Adam McKay's entertaining and intelligent The Big Short feels like a case of subtext becoming text.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2015
6.0/10 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) The delayed and much-debated The Good Dinosaur is a perfectly good family-friendly animated feature that shouldn't be taken for granted on account of its simpler pleasures.‐ Forbes
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2015