Star-Democrat (Easton, MD)

Star-Democrat (Easton, MD) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Greg Maki
Rating Title/Year Author
C- Late Night (2019) Greg Maki ... Everyone seems to be simply waiting for their turn to speak rather than engaging the material and their fellow performers. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
C+ Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Greg Maki ... What begins as awe-inspiring spectacle becomes routine. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
A Booksmart (2019) Greg Maki ... One of the great coming-of-age comedies of its era. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
B- Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Greg Maki Reynolds easily is the best thing it has going for it. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
C- Tolkien (2019) Greg Maki "Tolkien" supposedly details the inspiration for fantastical worlds and adventures, yet there's no magic here. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
A- Long Shot (2019) Greg Maki Breathing new life into a tired formula, "Long Shot" nails both aspects of its rom-com label ... EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
A Avengers: Endgame (2019) Greg Maki ... A spectacle and feat of storytelling unlike anything the movies have ever seen. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
D+ Hellboy (2019) Greg Maki ... While the movie laboriously dragged itself from one unappetizing scene to the next, I couldn't shake a nagging thought: It didn't have to be this way. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
B Pet Sematary (2019) Greg Maki Directors Kevin Kölsch and Dennis Widmyer capture the dark, grieving spirit of what many regard as King's scariest work. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2019
B+ Shazam! (2019) Greg Maki The refreshing tone and a wonderfully winning performance by Zachary Levi combine for a delightful experience ... EDIT
Posted Apr 3, 2019
C- Dumbo (2019) Greg Maki ... There simply isn't enough story to sustain this live-action "Dumbo," which, at just under two hours, runs nearly twice as long as Disney's 1941 animated classic. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
A Us (2019) Greg Maki With minimal gore, Peele prefers to get inside his viewers' heads. Scaring you is the first thing he wants to do, but he'll ask you to think while he's there, too. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
B+ Captain Marvel (2019) Greg Maki While it's impossible to look at any Marvel product without considering how it fits into the larger puzzle, "Captain Marvel," much like last year's "Black Panther," deserves to stand on its own as much as it can. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
D Greta (2018) Greg Maki "Greta" feels regressive and irresponsible, treating mental illness as an evil that must be defeated rather than as a serious personal and societal issue. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
A How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Greg Maki Toothless' initial flirtation with the Light Fury is a wondrous bit of wordless, physical comedy. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
B+ The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Greg Maki The warning is clear: Our greatest enemies often are by our own making. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
B Glass (2019) Greg Maki ... Looks and feels nothing like the superhero movies that have taken over Hollywood in the past decade. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
B The Upside (2018) Greg Maki Hart and Cranston play off each other nicely, and the movie works to the extent it does because they work so well together. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2019
B Aquaman (2018) Greg Maki It took a while, but the DC Extended Universe finally has embraced the inherent silliness of superheroes. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
C Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Greg Maki The movie begins and ends with Jack singing about London's skies, and even though Mary Poppins is the magical one, he does more to impact the plot than anyone else. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
C- Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Greg Maki Ronan and Robbie are pros, but everything around them feels like the work of amateurs. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
A Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Greg Maki ... Exactly the superhero movie we need in 2018. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
A- Anna and the Apocalypse (2017) Greg Maki ... The best zombie musical comedy Christmas movie ever made. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
A- Creed II (2018) Greg Maki It uses a well-worn formula to create a fresh, invigorating experience. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
A- Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Greg Maki Rowling knows her audience, and she packs each scene with so much delicious information for her devoted fans. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
B Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Greg Maki The movie is at its best when the focus is on the music ... EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2018
B+ Halloween (2018) Greg Maki ... The film is mighty suspenseful, due in no small part to stronger performances than we're used to getting in slasher films EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2018
A First Man (2018) Greg Maki ... Reminds us that some things are bigger than what drives us apart. EDIT
Posted Oct 12, 2018
A A Star Is Born (2018) Greg Maki Cooper's best decision was casting Lady Gaga and himself as the leads. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2018
C- Venom (2018) Greg Maki Though Hardy does his weirdest to keep it entertaining whenever he's on screen, it's hard to see the movie as anything but a missed opportunity. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2018
D+ Night School (2018) Greg Maki Despite the comedic talent on screen, the writers fall back on not one but two fart jokes and use vomit as a punchline. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2018
A- Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Greg Maki ... A wild ride, using visual effects to play with size and scale in absurd and exciting ways. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
D+ Skyscraper (2018) Greg Maki "Skyscraper" - part "Die Hard," part Khalifa Tower sequence from "Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol," part duct tape commercial - is patently absurd but never climbs to the heights of insanity it needs to transcend that and become something more. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
A Sorry to Bother You (2018) Greg Maki Even as it's going off the rails, "Sorry to Bother You" remains a remarkably assured, focused and provocative piece of filmmaking. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
A Mission: Impossible -- Fallout (2018) Greg Maki ... A scintillating symphony of stunts, set pieces and action choreography. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
A Incredibles 2 (2018) Greg Maki ... A spectacular piece of entertainment that should be mentioned ... in any conversation of the greatest superhero movies ever made. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2018
B- Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Greg Maki ... Embraces its own insanity and runs with it at breakneck speed toward the finish line. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2018
B Ocean's 8 (2018) Greg Maki The movie's greatest strength is its cast, Bullock holding it together with just as much charm and style as George Clooney. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2018
B- Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Greg Maki It's no minor accomplishment that the movie is making its targeted May 25 release date and borderline miraculous that it isn't a total disaster. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
A- Deadpool 2 (2018) Greg Maki While he's migrated from the dead of winter to prime summer blockbuster season, Deadpool hasn't gone soft with success. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2018
A Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Greg Maki ... Unafraid, even eager to take the story and characters in dark, surprising new directions. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2018
A A Quiet Place (2018) Greg Maki ... Don't call it a silent movie, for sound is the true star here. EDIT
Posted Apr 6, 2018
B Ready Player One (2018) Greg Maki Rylance infuses "Ready Player One" with the warmth and spark of humanity it needs to transcend its VR roots and become something meaningful. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2018
B- Tomb Raider (2018) Greg Maki I wouldn't go as far to say Lara Croft has been redeemed on the big screen, but it's a start. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2018
C- A Wrinkle in Time (2018) Greg Maki Perhaps book readers will be able to follow the plot and better appreciate the fine craftsmanship and performances. I'm too busy scratching my head. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2018
B+ Game Night (2018) Greg Maki ... One of the tightest and funniest Hollywood studio comedies of recent years. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2018
A Black Panther (2018) Greg Maki "Black Panther" is the superhero movie - no, movie, no qualifier necessary - that we need, right here, right now. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2018
B Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Greg Maki It may have been a slog to get here, but "The Death Cure" rewards those who see it through. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2018
A The Shape of Water (2017) Greg Maki ... A testament to the power of love, a force so strong it transcends the human constructs of speech and language ... EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2018
C- The Greatest Showman (2017) Greg Maki I believe Jackman has a great musical in him, but it's not here right in front of us now. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2018