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Rating Title/Year Author
B+ John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Chris Stuckmann You have to hand it to them, giving it their all in these sequences...this is a great action achievement. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
B- Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Chris Stuckmann The human characters are flat and boring...but Ryan Reynolds as Pikachu saved the entire film, and there's a lot of him...about as good as a live-action Pokémon film could be. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2019
D- The Intruder (2019) Chris Stuckmann A thriller filled with unnecessary relationship drama that goes nowhere and a message about gun violence that's instantly tossed aside. Dennis Quaid is the one saving grace. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
B- I Trapped the Devil (2019) Chris Stuckmann A horror film more interested in sustained dread than easy answers. Scott Poythress gives a memorably unhinged performance. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Hitman: Agent 47 (2015) Chris Stuckmann The only actor in this movie that I felt actually brought his A-game was probably Rupert Friend... He was good as the character, but it was a boring, boring character. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
A- Avengers: Endgame (2019) Chris Stuckmann A rousing finale. Epic in scale and in heart. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
D+ The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Chris Stuckmann A cool set-up, they just didn't do anything with it...this could have been a lot better. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
F The Haunting of Sharon Tate (2019) Chris Stuckmann Don't just look at real-life tragedies and try to exploit them...the ending is just so atrocious. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
C- Hellboy (2019) Chris Stuckmann David Harbour is good, but this is nowhere near as good as previous Hellboy projects. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Mortal Kombat Annihilation (1997) Chris Stuckmann Mortal Kombat: Annihilation is a joke. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
House of the Dead (2003) Chris Stuckmann There isn't a thing of artistic value in this film. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2019
C+ Pet Sematary (2019) Chris Stuckmann A mediocre first half leads to a much better second. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2019
B Shazam! (2019) Chris Stuckmann Lighthearted and campy, Shazam is a happily self-aware throwback. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2019
A- Us (2019) Chris Stuckmann I wish it was a little more ambiguous. Other than that, an extremely well-made horror movie. Jordan Peele, if you want to continue in this genre, please do, it needs you. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
A- Penguin Highway (2018) Chris Stuckmann A wonderful film that uses unexplainable phenomena as a backdrop for childhood innocence and discovery. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
C Captain Marvel (2019) Chris Stuckmann It feels like a stepping-stone movie, not the powerful one we hoped for. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
C+ Greta (2018) Chris Stuckmann Without these two actresses, this would be a straight-to-video script...there wasn't enough on the page to warrant the talent. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
B+ Fighting With My Family (2019) Chris Stuckmann The writing was just so good, though the direction does disappear sometimes and feel listless...I'm reaching for things at this point. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2019
B How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Chris Stuckmann If you love this series, it will really please you, where these characters end up. Not as interesting as the first two, but still a damn good movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
B- The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Chris Stuckmann There was a super heartwarming theme to it all, one I understood and agreed with. I liked the third act and how it wrapped things up...but just because the message is good doesn't mean that it worked. EDIT
Posted Feb 22, 2019
B- The Prodigy (2019) Chris Stuckmann The emotion wasn't quite as earned as it should've been...but, for the majority of the run-time, I was impressed with the craftsmanship on display. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
C Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Chris Stuckmann I admire the film's riskiness, and it's not like other horror movies out...but whenever the film tries to be scary, it's the most mainstream, familiar scenes you've seen a thousand times. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
B Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Chris Stuckmann Stunningly faithful to Yukito Kishiro's brilliant manga. This is an exciting time for anime fans. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
B Ponokku tanpen gekijô: Chiisa na eiyû - Kani to tamago to tômei ningen (2018) Chris Stuckmann An inspirational opportunity to highlight the strengths of short-form animation. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
B Glass (2019) Chris Stuckmann Most filmmakers today don't take risks of this scale with original stories. Shyamalan didn't take the safe route, and in so doing, will polarize audiences. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
A Doragon bôru chô: Burorî -- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Chris Stuckmann This is easily the best Dragon Ball movie ever made. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
D Escape Room (2019) Chris Stuckmann Definitely a talented filmmaker, but this feels like a studio-botched job...the movie took such a drastic nosedive into corporate sequel territory. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
A+ It's a Wonderful Life (1946) Chris Stuckmann A movie people will have a good time watching with their families for enduring decades. EDIT
Posted Jan 4, 2019
B Aquaman (2018) Chris Stuckmann It's a Saturday morning cartoon with an insane budget. The visual effects are stunning, but there are a lot of narrative and pacing issues...the movie saves itself continuously with phenomenal action sequences. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
C- Mortal Engines (2018) Chris Stuckmann This should've been amazing. Even the ending owes itself to another film...it feels like a bunch of movies we've seen before, that are better than this. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2018
B Bumblebee (2018) Chris Stuckmann I think most fans will just be happy that there's a Transformers movie honoring the legacy. Fans can breathe a nice sigh of relief. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
B- Maleficent (2014) Chris Stuckmann Angelina Jolie is good in the film, and I do think kids will dig this movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
A Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Chris Stuckmann I have not wanted a sequel to a Spider-Man film this much since Raimi's 2002 film. This is a wonderful superhero movie and an even better drama about an estranged father and son. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
D+ The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) Chris Stuckmann There isn't much more to say. They try early on, a little bit...then they just give up and make a movie where someone walks around in a hallway. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2018
A+ Citizen Kane (1941) Chris Stuckmann Orson Welles was ahead of his time. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
B- The House That Jack Built (2018) Chris Stuckmann I wish I didn't have a grading system for movies like this. A film this strange and subversive...there are a lot of brilliant moments, and a lot of moments designed for you to hate them. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
F Robin Hood (2018) Chris Stuckmann Put it in the recycling bin. This version of Robin Hood is embarrassing. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2018
B Mirai no Mirai (2018) Chris Stuckmann There's a lot of narrative jump-rope to get through, but it's still enchanting and brave. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2018
B Mandy (2018) Chris Stuckmann Beautifully-shot film, although sometimes the use of processed grain and lens flares were distracting. The second half was exactly what I wanted, but the first half is a bit slow. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
B+ Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Chris Stuckmann An extremely well-directed film. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
C+ Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Chris Stuckmann There's a lot to like, namely Rami Malek, who is essentially Freddie Mercury reincarnated... but overall, it was far too safe for my taste. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
B- Overlord (2018) Chris Stuckmann Enjoyable...I didn't care about a single character in this movie, and I didn't care who got blown up...I didn't feel invested, but it was action-heavy enough and well-acted enough to appreciate...once it commits, it's really entertaining. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
C+ Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Chris Stuckmann It's a beautiful-looking movie. Young kids will like it, but I was kind of bored with it. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
A- Creed II (2018) Chris Stuckmann A solid, emotionally rich sequel that builds upon the Creed legacy. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
C Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Chris Stuckmann Rowling's script was the real problem here. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
C+ The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Chris Stuckmann The actors were fine, it's just...what they did with these characters...this film mistakes why we like [them]. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2018
D- Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) Chris Stuckmann Absolutely atrocious. I admire the fact that they did try to propel the story in a different direction. But the story they chose was insanely boring. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
A In the Mouth of Madness (1995) Chris Stuckmann The most simplified stories are often the best ones...it's not just an entertaining Twilight Zone-esque film, you can really tell that Carpenter and De Luca were trying to create something different. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
A A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) Chris Stuckmann Great build-up, the suspense and apprehension, getting you invested in a sequence...this movie has that. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2018
A The Exorcist (1973) Chris Stuckmann They went above and beyond...we have movies like The Exorcist to thank for so many other movies... EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2018