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Sean O'Connell

Sean O'Connell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 59% Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation (2018) Its hyper-physical antics encase a welcome message about inclusion and acceptance that make this Vacation a worthy trip for families.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jul 9, 2018
4.5/5 89% Hereditary (2018) Collette's performance should, and will, continue to push that conversation forward as she contends for -- and possibly receives -- Oscar glory by scaring the daylights out of unsuspecting audiences.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2018
4.5/5 82% Deadpool 2 (2018) Deadpool 2 is an outrageous, surprising, hysterical, emotional, vulgar, creative and uproarious summer blockbuster that fans of this genre -- and of comedy, in general -- will devour.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted May 14, 2018
91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) On a second pass, the questionable was extremely overpowered by the bold and the courageous, and I saw Star Wars: The Last Jedi through a different prism. I connected with it differently. ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Apr 5, 2018
2/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) For all of its dedication to breathing life into the game, the movie Tomb Raider doesn't establish its own sense of adventure, or dial into a genuine rush or tingle that comes with watching an action movie.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2018
3.5/5 15% Mute (2018) Blade Runner's kinky cousin. ... What Mute lacks in originality, it makes up for in risky storytelling and unpredictably grimy plot decisions.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2018
3.5/5 83% Game Night (2018) Game Night throws darts at the board with unflinching consistency and lands maybe 75 percent of its punchlines.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Feb 21, 2018
4/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) A very sensual story about how love and erotic passion can consume a person, particularly a budding teenager whose hormones encourage him (or her) to basically lust after anything in sight. Even a peach. Especially a peach.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2018
3/5 56% The Greatest Showman (2017) The Greatest Showman is better off when it's bombastically belting out memorable tunes and begging the audience to bop along in their seats. And that happens often.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
5/5 87% The Post (2018) The Post boasts a stunning ensemble of extraordinary character actors sinking their teeth into a riveting screenplay, all choreographed by a genius filmmaker who is firing on all possible cylinders.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2017
1.5/5 29% Suburbicon (2017) Suburbicon is bad. It's bad in a way that you wonder after how anyone let it get this bad.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Oct 27, 2017
3/5 71% Happy Death Day (2017) I expect Jessica Rothe just stenciled her name alongside Amy Adams, Hilary Swank, and other big-time screen actresses who got an early break in a forgettable horror movie, but went on to bigger and better things.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
5/5 96% The Florida Project (2017) The Florida Project is eye-opening, unconventional, sweet, scary, odd and heartbreaking. It's a fantastic movie, one I haven't stopped thinking about since I saw it.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2017
4.5/5 92% Stronger (2017) An unforgettable portrayal of strength and perseverance in the aftermath of a national tragedy, Stronger is one of the best movies of the year.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Sep 22, 2017
3/5 85% Battle of the Sexes (2017) Battle of the Sexes is, at best, a light volley of banter and debate over important topics, rather than a hard-hitting expose with contemporary ties to ongoing gender discussions (which it easily could have been). ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2017
4.5/5 92% Good Time (2017) If the opening scene grabs you the way that it did me, you'll plug into this gross cesspool of crime, drugs, manipulation and horrible decisions, and you'll roller-coaster ride it to its bitter end. This one is a home run.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
4.5/5 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) Spider-Man: Homecoming gets it right. It is my favorite Marvel Cinematic Universe movie.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2017
2.5/5 36% Snatched (2017) The tonal shifts derail Snatched, and make me wonder if this premise ever had a chance to get off the ground, no matter who starred in it.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
2/5 44% Ghost in the Shell (2017) Technically proficient but in desperate need of some personality.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Mar 30, 2017
3.5/5 70% Beauty and the Beast (2017) When Beauty and the Beast hits its rhythms, it really soars. However, when Beauty and the Beast missteps, the weight of the expectations created by the movie's spectacular predecessors can be felt.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Mar 3, 2017
5/5 93% Logan (2017) By grounding the film's action, and painting on a relatively small-scale canvas, 'Logan' raises the bar on the types of stories you can tell with superheroes -- thereby redefining what the term Superhero Movie even means in the year 2017.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Feb 17, 2017
1.5/5 10% Fifty Shades Darker (2017) There's still no real passion on screen, and no heat between the actors as they go through their perfunctory sex scenes. Dornan and Johnson conduct their lurid interactions with the carnal intensity of tax accountants diving into a stack of W2s. ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Feb 9, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) The Lego Batman Movie is screamingly hilarious, ladling pop-culture references and comic-book punchlines with blistering speed and pinpoint accuracy. One joke, involving a pivotal scene from Cameron Crowe's Jerry Maguire, made me cackle until I cried.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2017
3.5/5 76% Split (2017) The main reason anyone should check out Split is to marvel at McAvoy's breathtaking performance. ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
1/5 23% The Bye Bye Man (2017) No matter how many films continue to screen in movie theaters this year, The Bye Bye Man will be remembered amongst the worst films of 2017.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2017
4/5 93% Hidden Figures (2017) Hidden Figures is exactly the type of movie that you think that it is. Only, it's better at being that type of movie than you probably expected. ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jan 5, 2017
4/5 86% Lion (2016) Lion literally earns every heartstring tug with its impossible story of rediscovering ones childhood with the help of cutting-edge technology and good, old-fashioned resolve.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Dec 23, 2016
5/5 92% La La Land (2016) A spectacular, breathtaking, pulse-racing work of pop art.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) Arrival deserves our attention for being one of the best-paced, expertly shot and awe-inspiring sci-fi dramas to arrive in theaters in quite some time.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2016
3/5 86% Hacksaw Ridge (2016) Mel Gibson's Hacksaw Ridge tells a story that's worth telling. That's important to emphasize, because the way that Gibson and his collaborators tell their story isn't always worthy.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2016
2/5 37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Formulaic, predictable and lazy, Jack Reacher: Never Go Back is exactly the type of clichéd genre movie the first Jack Reacher rebelled against. ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2016
86% A Monster Calls (2017) J.A. Bayona's A Monster Calls is a masterpiece. Full stop.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Oct 6, 2016
3/5 63% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) The pace of Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children is methodical and slow, though there's plenty of unusual visual treats to linger on as Burton sets up this irregular world.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Sep 29, 2016
3/5 61% Snowden (2016) With Snowden, Gordon Levitt delivers his second feature that -- while notable on numerous levels -- is deflated because it follows in the footsteps of a superior documentary that covers the same ground.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2016
2.5/5 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Magnificent? Not quite, but a more accurate title -- say, The Perfectly Average Seven -- doesn't pack the marketing punch needed to sell the latest retelling of a very familiar story. ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2016
2/5 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) Cianfrance is far more concerned with mood than he is with logic, and his movies -- to me, anyway -- continue to suffer because of his choices.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2016
2.5/5 25% Ben-Hur (2016) I went into Ben-Hur thinking we didn't need another interpretation of this story, but I left satisfied by the new one that we received.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Aug 18, 2016
3.5/5 37% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) A romantic, exotic, dramatic, bold and exciting revitalization of the Tarzan story, steeped heavily in the lore created by novelist Edgar Rice Burroughs.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jul 1, 2016
1.5/5 30% Independence Day: Resurgence (2016) A massive endeavor that's Michael Bay-esque in its bloated generic-ness, populated by stiff cardboard cutouts who race through bland digital chaos.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
1.5/5 46% Free State of Jones (2016) A noble, quiet, solemn and slow historical drama -- polite words for saying it's duller than dirt. ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2016
3.5/5 34% Now You See Me 2 (2016) A goofy, flashy, silly and fun sequel to a goofy, flashy, silly and fun thriller constructed around the world of magic and illusions. Did I mention that the movie is a lot of fun? ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2016
2/5 6% Mother's Day (2016) A better movie than it's like-minded comedies, yet still a bad movie in its own right. Do with that information what you will.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2016
1.5/5 17% The Huntsman: Winter's War (2016) This peculiar, hybrid prequel/sequel commits the same mistakes as its predecessor, and ends up being as shapeless, nondescript and unimaginative as Snow White was.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2016
2/5 52% Demolition (2016) Jake Gyllenhaal is the best thing about Demolition. But this time, the movie around him can't support his performance.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Apr 8, 2016
3.5/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) An improvement over Man of Steel, and a much better Batman movie than it is a Superman film. The highlights far outweigh the issues, and DC now has a base on which it can build its empire.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2016
2.5/5 43% Miracles from Heaven (2016) Miracles From Heaven won't be mistaken for pure-bred popcorn fare, but it's far more mainstream than like-minded members of its cinematic congregation. ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Mar 18, 2016
2/5 25% London Has Fallen (2016) About as right-wing and uber-patriotic as a mainstream film can be, so much so that I expected there to be a mid-credits scene where Banning endorses Donald Trump's presidential campaign. ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Mar 4, 2016
1/5 11% Dirty Grandpa (2016) Isn't De Niro at all concerned with his legacy? At all? Did he lose a bet? Was he challenging himself to find a new low after Little Fockers? We may never know the true answer. ‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Jan 22, 2016
1.5/5 10% Point Break (2015) Takes the outline of the original and translates it for an audience that has chugged 15 Monster Energy drinks and stayed up for a week mainlining Dude Perfect videos.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2015
3.5/5 59% Joy (2015) We mainly stay invested in Joy because Russell's current muse, the flat-out brilliant Jennifer Lawrence, delivers another multi-faceted performance as a forceful, injured, unflappable and surprisingly relatable female lead in an unfocused Russell comedy.‐ CinemaBlend
Read More | Posted Dec 8, 2015