Screen Junkies

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Rating Title/Year Author
7.2/10 El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Dan Murrell It's not meant to reopen the book on Breaking Bad. It's meant to close it. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
4.8/10 Gemini Man (2019) Dan Murrell At 24 frames per second, Gemini Man might be a passable action movie. At 120 frames per second, it's a distracting and empty technical exercise. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
7/10 Joker (2019) Dan Murrell The less I think about Joker as a comic book movie, the more I like it. Joaquin Phoenix is brilliant...Grim, gritty, harsh, and disturbing. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
6.6/10 It: Chapter Two (2019) Dan Murrell Full of effective sequences in search of a story. A big step down from Chapter One. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
8/10 Ready or Not (2019) Dan Murrell One of my favorite theater experiences of the year so far and may be, when I look back on the year, one of my favorite films of 2019. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2019
7.1/10 Good Boys (2019) Dan Murrell Good Boys is saved by a strong cast and several jokes that transcend what could've been a tired premise. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
5.3/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Dan Murrell Despite some masterful creepy touches, there's not quite enough scary to justify a tired story. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
6.8/10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Dan Murrell Despite wearing out its welcome, Hobbs & Shaw succeeds on the back of some great action and a winning cast. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
8.2/10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Dan Murrell If this is indeed the later part of Tarantino's career, I like that he's taking the tools that he's employed in other movies and using them in interesting ways. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
5.1/10 The Lion King (2019) Dan Murrell On a technical level, Jon Favreau's doing some groundbreaking stuff. I don't think it adds anything to The Lion King...Even on its own, it drags. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
8/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Dan Murrell Not just a fun movie, but a great summer movie. Big action, a great cast, some laughs, some thrills, and you can go see it again. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
7/10 Midsommar (2019) Dan Murrell Messy, intense, and singular. There is no other movie out there like Midsommar...Cements Ari Aster as a director who I will go see, no matter what he does next. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
8.5/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Dan Murrell Stands shoulder-to-shoulder with the other films in the Toy Story franchise. It's a great movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
5/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Dan Murrell Almost like you asked a computer to make a summer blockbuster and Men in Black International came out on the other end...It's cinematic beige. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
4.2/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Dan Murrell A complete mess. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
8/10 Rocketman (2019) Dan Murrell Combines the best parts of Bohemian Rhapsody, the best and worst parts of Elton John's life and a great directorial vision to create a really entertaining whole. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
5/10 Ma (2019) Dan Murrell A great concept that needed more form and follow-through. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
5.2/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Dan Murrell Lost some of its pop and luster as the film went on...I wish it had worked better for me. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
6.6/10 Brightburn (2019) Dan Murrell Brightburn doesn't offer any surprises but it does deliver on its premise in an effective way. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
8.1/10 Booksmart (2019) Dan Murrell One of those rare films that comes along every five years or so that genuinely has a chance at becoming the defining coming-of-age comedy for its generation. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
6.4/10 Aladdin (2019) Dan Murrell Riffs enough on the original to not be a complete replica, but relies on it enough to not be a reinvention. It splits the difference in a way that largely works. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
4.5/10 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Dan Murrell It's a very progressively intentioned film but I found a lot of its ideas about love and romance regressive. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
6.9/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Dan Murrell The action is as spectacular as ever, but I do think that John Wick is showing signs of fatigue, both as a character and as a franchise. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
5.3 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Dan Murrell Underwritten, has some appealing characters, a lot of empty spectacle - in other words, the first summer blockbuster of 2019 is here. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
8/10 Long Shot (2019) Dan Murrell Funny, relevant, and touching...It is all of these things in equal measure, which means it's a really solid script. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
Rampage (2018) Dan Murrell It's not one of the worst video game movies. By default, it's probably in the top five. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Blumhouse's Truth or Dare (2018) Dan Murrell A Final Destination knock-off. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
A Quiet Place (2018) Dan Murrell I was worried throughout that we were going to get to a third act over-explanation, and we don't. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
The Death of Stalin (2017) Dan Murrell Politics can sometimes be farcical, but they are serious business. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Thoroughbreds (2017) Dan Murrell A dark, dark movie - but one that I really liked. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Isle of Dogs (2018) Dan Murrell As far as the visuals go, it's brilliantly done...Cute and quirky. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Ready Player One (2018) Dan Murrell A return of [Spielberg's] ability to...paint a picture cinematically that he knows is going to impress an audience. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Dan Murrell Doesn't have that something special that the first movie had. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Tomb Raider (2018) Dan Murrell To say that this movie borrows from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade would be kind...nothing fresh or original. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Death Wish (2018) Dan Murrell Too many issues with this movie on almost every level for me to recommend. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Love, Simon (2018) Dan Murrell Simply a film that says that everyone, no matter who they love, deserves a love story. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Red Sparrow (2018) Dan Murrell A perfectly functional spy thriller with some arguably unnecessary flourishes added. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Game Night (2018) Dan Murrell One of the better studio comedies I've seen in a while. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Annihilation (2018) Dan Murrell There is a sequence that is as creepy and terrifying as any sequence I've seen in the last four or five years. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Fifty Shades Freed (2018) Dan Murrell The first Fifty Shades of Grey movie was campily bad. The second was incompetently bad. This one felt like it was bad just to spite us, the audience. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Dan Murrell The marketing gets an A+; the movie, not so much. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Winchester (2018) Dan Murrell The same standard jump-scare haunted house movie that you've seen so many times before, EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Den of Thieves (2018) Dan Murrell As the movie unfolds in the second half, it continues to surprise you at every turn. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) Dan Murrell Like a relic of a lost genre that doesn't get made anymore. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Paddington 2 (2017) Dan Murrell It's so rare to find a kids' movie that treats kids like kids, but not like idiots. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
The Greatest Showman (2017) Dan Murrell The movie did not work for me, almost at all. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Pitch Perfect 3 (2017) Dan Murrell In a way, I kind of enjoyed it more than the other two. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) Dan Murrell [Rian Johnson] succeeded on a lot of levels; I feel like there were a lot of other levels that didn't work as much. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) Dan Murrell Some very lightweight entertainment: you get in, you get some action, you get some laughs, you get out. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2019
Molly's Game (2017) Dan Murrell Felt a little glossed over...but I'd still recommend it. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019