We Live Entertainment

We Live Entertainment is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Ashley Menzel, Fred Topel, Kit Bowen, Scott Menzel, Staci Layne Wilson
Rating Title/Year Author
9/10 Shazam! (2019) Scott Menzel Ridiculously entertaining and non-stop fun from beginning to end, Shazam! is the reason why you go to the movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
8.5/10 Shazam! (2019) Ashley Menzel Shazam solidifies the DCEU even more, giving us a superhero film with strong comedic elements while still having depth and heart. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
Shazam! (2019) Fred Topel The perfect origin story. It has fun teaching us the mythology of Shazam powers and teaching Billy to become a true hero. I love all these characters and hope to see them again in many more Shazam! films. Franchise Fred approves. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
5/10 After the Wedding (2019) Scott Menzel The excellent cast tries their best to save this uneven and unnecessary remake but even Julianne Moore's crying can't raise After the Wedding from simply being mediocre. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
9.5/10 The Nightingale (2019) Scott Menzel I don't think that any review can mentally, physically, or emotionally prepare you for what Kent has brought to life with this film. The Nightingale is a very difficult watch but packs quite an emotional punch. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
Triple Threat (2019) Fred Topel You've got Silat vs Kung Fu and Muay Thai. They each get plenty of chances to fight solo too, or to team up against a powerful foe. Triple Threat really explores all the possible combinations of martial arts talent at their disposal. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
7/10 Stuber (2019) Scott Menzel It is like a mixture of Lethal Weapon meets Rush Hour meets Mr. Magoo. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
9/10 Long Shot (2019) Scott Menzel Long Shot perfectly blends comedy, romance, and politics into one hell of an entertainingly good time. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
9/10 Booksmart (2019) Scott Menzel Booksmart is one of the best coming-of-age films of all time. It takes all of the typical teen movie tropes and reinvents them. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
3/10 Good Boys (2019) Scott Menzel The film relies way too heavily on shock value while lacking any sort of actual substance. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
The Highwaymen (2019) Ashley Menzel The Highwaymen lacks excitement and intrigue and instead feels more like a biased drawn-out history lesson that feels tired and old. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Good Boys (2019) Ashley Menzel Easily the worst comedy I've seen in a long time, Good Boys is a bad film that wastes the talents of great young actors, with repulsive jokes and gags. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
() Ashley Menzel Extra Ordinary is a riotously hilarious offbeat comedy that is totally bizarre but utterly engrossing. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Yes, God, Yes (2017) Ashley Menzel Karen Maine has given us an authentically funny portrayal of a time that is both confusing and hilarious to look back on with fresh eyes. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Booksmart (2019) Ashley Menzel Booksmart is a breath of fresh air that will leave audiences cheering. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
Long Shot (2019) Ashley Menzel Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron hit it out of the park, making Long Shot an irresistible crowd-pleaser that shouldn't be missed. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
Us (2019) Scott Menzel Us is a strong second feature which proves that Jordan Peele is a game-changing filmmaker on the rise. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase (2019) Fred Topel Franchise Fred approves Nancy Drew and the Hidden Staircase. Now hurry up and make more before Lillis isn't a teenager anymore! EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
9/10 Us (2019) Ashley Menzel Breathtakingly haunting and in a way, surreal, Us is a must-see that will horrify audiences the world over. EDIT
Posted Mar 8, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Fred Topel Brie Larson was already my hero before Captain Marvel so this only reconfirms the obvious. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
9/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Scott Menzel The final 30 minutes of Captain Marvel contains some of the most bad-ass action sequences in any Marvel film to date while also conveying a message that is inspiring to women of all ages. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Ashley Menzel Captain Marvel is a must-see superhero film. It pushes all the right buttons in bringing the audience to the edge of their seat and rooting for the newest and first standalone female superhero film in the MCU. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
30 Miles From Nowhere (1970) Staci Layne Wilson Think: Friday the 13th meets The Big Chill . EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2019
The Amityville Murders (2018) Staci Layne Wilson The Amityville Murders is a well-made and often unsettling supernatural thriller-it is certainly worth a look for the curious and a must-see for completists. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
Imaginary Order (2019) Fred Topel There's comedy in the awkward situations this creates. It's way more awkward than Curb Your Enthusiasm awkward comedy because every character is an agent of awkwardness, and each one has conviction. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
St. Agatha (2018) Staci Layne Wilson Bousman's signature sadism is at play here. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
Piercing (2018) Staci Layne Wilson Piercing is a quirky and nasty black comedy, essentially a two-hander-so if you don't mind spending an hour and twenty minutes with a deranged duo doing their twisted tango, then, by all means, tune in. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2019
8/10 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Scott Menzel While Efron's role as Ted Bundy is definitely what will sell this film to audiences, it is Lily Collins who does a lot of heavy lifting. Her performance as Elizabeth is the strongest she has ever been on-screen. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
9.5/10 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2018) Scott Menzel Brittany Runs a Marathon reminds us to believe in ourselves through the good times and bad. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
8/10 Aquaman (2018) Scott Menzel Aquaman is an ambitious film but one that isn't afraid of being campy while being committed as an action-packed underwater adventure. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
9/10 Little Monsters (2019) Scott Menzel Little Monsters works so well at being entertaining and hysterical because Forsythe took such an outrageous idea and just ran with it. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
Bedlam (2019) Fred Topel The subjects unrelated to director Kenneth Paul Rosenberg allow him to show them in their most extreme, fragile states. This allows people to see what mental illness really looks like. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
Light (2010) Fred Topel I believe all involved really mean it, but it's a long 80 minutes so I really hope it helped them work through whatever they needed it to. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
Untouchable (2019) Fred Topel There's a system that allows Weinsteins to thrive. We have to change the system. Untouchable is the origin story of how we fix the whole system. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
Wounds (2019) Fred Topel Like Under the Shadow, Wounds introduces the mythology well. It's a bit more complicated in Wounds because there are several factors. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
Sonja: The White Swan (2018) Fred Topel It's Step Up on ice! EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2019
Sweetheart (2019) Fred Topel The monster becomes a metaphor for anything women are unreasonably asked to prove. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Hail Satan? (2019) Fred Topel Their admitted trolling of evangelical Christians became an important protest to protect freedom of religion and separation of church and state. Now they're doing the lord's work, as it were, still with the showmanship of brilliant satirists. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
The Death of Dick Long (2019) Ashley Menzel The storyline all hinges on a twist to surprise or shock you, and if it doesn't the film ends up feeling like a tedious mess of redneck stereotypes. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Fighting With My Family (2019) Ashley Menzel An inspiring film full of laughs and yes, a few tears, Fighting with My Family is a wrestling film for everyone. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
The Tomorrow Man (2019) Ashley Menzel The Tomorrow Man is a delightful story of finding love, acceptance, and happiness in your life, even if it is in preparation for the apocalypse. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
The Farewell (2019) Ashley Menzel Lulu Wang's script is overflowing with authenticity, honesty, and humor. It portrays a family in a very trying time but never loses itself in being overly sentimental or trite. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
4/10 The Death of Dick Long (2019) Scott Menzel The film relies far too much on dick jokes as well as the twist, which if you don't find it to be shocking or amusing, the entire film doesn't work. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
9/10 The Farewell (2019) Scott Menzel Wang's film is a joyous celebration of family that is handled in such a unique way that it is even more effective than the majority of other films that have tackled this subject. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Love, Antosha (2019) Ashley Menzel Love, Antosha cannot be missed as it will reignite your love for a pure genius who tragically left us far too soon. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Little Monsters (2019) Ashley Menzel Little Monsters is non-stop laughs featuring Taylor Swift songs, nursery rhymes and oh yeah, bloodthirsty zombies. The most insanely horrifying and hilarious film of Sundance. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Judy & Punch (2019) Fred Topel Judy and Punch may be the puppeteer baby killer witch hunt movie of the year, but I wouldn't even say it's in the top five puppeteer baby killer witch hunt movies of all time. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Big Time Adolescence (2018) Fred Topel Big Time Adolescence is going to be a movie teens watch over and over again at sleepovers. Or they'll all watch their own copies on their phones or a shared Netflix account, however kids watch movies these days. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2018) Ashley Menzel Relatable and realistic characters combined with a fantastically hilarious script, make the film a crowd-pleaser, and easily, one of the funniest films at Sundance this year. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Relive (2019) Fred Topel It's super suspenseful because we already know the future. When the past catches up, we're trying to figure out what can possibly change this time. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019