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): Aaron Neuwirth, Ashley Menzel, Fred Topel, Kit Bowen, Scott Menzel, Staci Layne Wilson
Rating Title/Year Author
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Ashley Menzel Where'd You Go, Bernadette captures the absurdity and hilarity of the novel & runs with it. While amping up the emotional meter with a captivating performance by Cate Blanchett, the film will delight audiences who are familiar & unfamiliar with the book. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
8/10 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) Scott Menzel I enjoyed the hell out of this film and can see 47 Meters Down becoming an ongoing summer franchise EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2019
8/10 Blinded by the Light (2019) Scott Menzel You don't have to love the music of Bruce Springsteen to love this movie. However, it will be hard to walk away from this film without having some appreciation for the Boss and his iconic music. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2019
8/10 Blinded by the Light (2019) Aaron Neuwirth This movie is as much a story about family, as it is about finding oneself, and that's a great benefit. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2019
7/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Aaron Neuwirth While more fun than essential, I found this adaptation to be a real cinematic page-turner. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
4/10 The Kitchen (2019) Aaron Neuwirth There's an uneasy rhythm seen throughout The Kitchen, and it holds it back from being a killer crime flick. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
9.5/10 Luce (2019) Scott Menzel The performances in Luce, combined with the brilliant script, is what makes this film such a powerhouse. Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Octavia Spencer are electrifying, delivering every line of dialogue with such passion and conviction. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2019
7/10 Tel Aviv on Fire (2018) Aaron Neuwirth Tel Aviv On Fire works quite well in presenting a unique situation for an area that could use more lighthearted stories targeting a mainstream audience. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Fred Topel Kirby is the MVP of Hobbs & Shaw. She sells all of Hobbs and Shaw's tomfoolery because she doesn't have time for them. She has bigger problems, she's vicious and elegant but also gets to be vulnerable.. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2019
7.5/10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Scott Menzel One thing is for sure, Hobbs, Shaw, and Shaw will be back. This unlikely trio may have very well started a whole new chapter in the unstoppable Fast & Furious universe. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
7/10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The best thing I can say about these over-the-top scenes is how each of them would be the action climax in any other movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Ashley Menzel From the first scenes, the film grabs the audience and doesn't let go. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
10/10 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Aaron Neuwirth When given a chance to go in a bothersome direction, Tarantino takes a different kind of swing and ends up with a film more sentimental than almost any of his others. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2019
7/10 Crawl (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Crawl is a teeth-gnashing, bone-crunching, white-knuckle thriller. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
9/10 The Farewell (2019) Aaron Neuwirth One of the finest family comedy-dramas to come along in some time. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
5/10 The Lion King (2019) Scott Menzel All the visual effects in the world cannot replace the pure Disney magic that was brought to life by the entire cast and crew in the 1994 animated masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
5/10 The Lion King (2019) Aaron Neuwirth For all the work that went into bringing an animated African savanna to "life," this Lion King lacks heart. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Backdraft 2 (2019) Fred Topel Backdraft 2 is a lot of investigating and interviewing but so was the original. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
6/10 Stuber (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Stuber is a fun ride while it lasts. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
7/10 The Art of Self-Defense (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The Art of Self-Defense may not be striving to detail some solution to the way toxicity can override goodwill, but it's disturbingly funny in a good way. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
4/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Scott Menzel Spider-Man had multiple films before the MCU where he was the title character and the focus was on him, why can't we give Holland his own Spider-Man adventure without having to bring in characters like Happy and Tony Stark? EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Fred Topel If you were disappointed in Homecoming like me... Far From Home eventually goes to some more interesting places and deals with more interesting themes, once you get through the Homecoming shenanigans of the first hour. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
7/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Without the weight of the entire MCU resting on his shoulders, Spider-Man: Far From Home is a fine way to settle this superhero universe back down. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
4/10 Yesterday (2019) Scott Menzel Himesh Patel and Lily James try their best, but even great chemistry and the music of The Beatles can't save this muddled mess. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
6/10 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Annabelle Comes Home is sufficiently entertaining when it comes to this ongoing horror series. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
8/10 Midsommar (2019) Aaron Neuwirth [Midsommar] takes its time, finds plenty of ways to inject comedy, and doesn't skimp out on the brutality horror fans are looking for. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
Yesterday (2019) Staci Layne Wilson Smothered in schmaltz, Yesterday is far more a Curtis movie than a Boyle one, with none of the director's signature frenetic, bold visual style in evidence at all. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
Anna (2019) Fred Topel Anna is nothing Luc Besson hasn't done before, but he does what he does well. It's a strong vehicle for Luss to be an action hero, and if you're going to do a tried and true genre, you might as well let Luc Besson go bananas with it. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
Child's Play (2019) Fred Topel Child's Play is the Never Say Never Again of Chucky movies. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
6/10 Yesterday (2019) Aaron Neuwirth While Yesterday is quite enjoyable, I couldn't help but shake the feeling that much more could have been done with such a rich idea to help it come together better. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
8/10 Aladdin (2019) Scott Menzel Guy Richie manages to recreate most of the magic found in the original thanks to a committed and talented cast and crew. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
10/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Scott Menzel Toy Story 4 solidifies that Pixar has crafted one of the best film franchises of all time, if not the best. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2019
Murder Mystery (2019) Ashley Menzel Murder Mystery is a seriously fun and wildly hilarious film that is sure to make you laugh. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
Shaft (2019) Fred Topel I suspect Barris, or maybe even both writers, wrote a script calling out the toxicity of the Shaft archetype. Tim Story, and maybe even Samuel L. Jackson, didn't get it and thought Sasha and J.J. were the villains. Or maybe they just didn't think. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Ashley Menzel Toy Story 4 proves the Disney and Pixar still can go back to their roots and create some of the most stunningly beautiful and emotionally touching films that will bring joy to all ages. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
9/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The actors are certainly game to be as strong as ever in their vocal performances, which has Toy Story 4 working effectively as an animated character study, but the film is also flat-out hysterical. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
5/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Aaron Neuwirth For all the clever gadgets and alien designs ... , there's not much here to make the film standout. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
7/10 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The Dead Don't Die is perhaps the most mainstream Jarmusch film yet ... , but it's not as though the film is any closer in spirit to Zombieland over Mystery Train. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
10/10 The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) Aaron Neuwirth Loving something so much not to know how to give it up is a powerful feeling, and this movie allows an audience to soak in this plight. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
Dark Phoenix (2019) Fred Topel Maybe X-Men: The Last Stand wasn't an accurate adaptation of the Dark Phoenix comics, but at least it was a fun celebration of an ensemble of character. Dark Phoenix feels joyless and obligatory. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
5/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The film may have a bit too much of a déjà vu issue in terms of the story being told, with characters I wish I felt more attached to, but it is efficiently made. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
6/10 Ma (2019) Aaron Neuwirth The fun in this film comes from watching a terrific off-kilter performance from Octavia Spencer matched against a group of kids you'd only want to root for on moral terms because all of their actions are incredibly dumb. EDIT
Posted May 29, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Ashley Menzel While it does take a bit of time to get to the real action of the film, extended scenes of serious battles are sure to reward the audience for its patience. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
7/10 Rocketman (2019) Aaron Neuwirth While the chronological progression still holds Rocketman on a familiar narrative path, the film's ambition concerning the incorporation of fantastical musical sequences makes it a memorable and engaging watch. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Fred Topel Godzilla: King of the Monsters is now the worst American Godzilla movie. Say what you will about Roland Emmerich's, but at least he showed Godzilla a lot. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
8/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Aaron Neuwirth [Godzilla: King of the Monsters] delivers the monster battles you want to see on a huge screen while supplying a story ridiculous and straightforward enough to have fun with in between the visual effects mayhem. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Ashley Menzel Rocketman is the film that will finally get Taron Egerton the recognition he deserves as a wildly talented actor. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
7/10 Brightburn (2019) Aaron Neuwirth [Brightburn] doesn't manage to fully realize such an intriguing idea... but enough is working for the film to entertain as both a horror movie and a satire. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Ashley Menzel Naomi Scott is truly the standout performance in Aladdin. She brings an intensity and purity to the role and steals the show with her song, "Speechless" which you can 100% expect to see around Oscar season. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Aladdin (2019) Fred Topel Aladdin sure is a Fresh Prince Ali. It has a lot of fun with the animated classic in a live-action context and by casting middle eastern actors, gives Naomi Scott, Mena Massoud and Marwan Kenzari a well-earned breakthrough showcase. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019