KXL-FM (Portland, OR)

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Rating Title/Year Author
2.5/5 Gemini Man (2019) Gary Wolcott A movie about the clone of an assassin goes after the assassin is, itself, a a bad clone of other, better action thrillers. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/ 5 The Addams Family (2019) Gary Wolcott Budda dump. Snap. Snap. Charles Addams is a cartoonist who was ahead of his time. This movie is not. A few laughs but not much else. Kids will like it. Adults will be bored. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
2/5 Lucy in the Sky (2019) Gary Wolcott Lucy in the Sky has no diamonds. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2019
3/5 Judy (2019) Gary Wolcott Renee Zellweger gives a great performance that makes Judy definitely worth seeing. Personally, I'd rather remember Judy Garland as Dorothy and not a pathetic diva. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
5/5 Abominable (2019) Gary Wolcott A sweet film with enough depth to hook adults and enough slapstick to tickle kids. A magical movie. Loved it. And do sit through the wonderful photos in the credits! EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2019
2.5/5 Hustlers (2019) Gary Wolcott The movie is so-so, however, JLo -- who has always been stuck in dumb romcoms or boring dramas -- gives the performance we have always believed she is capable of giving. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
4/5 The Goldfinch (2019) Gary Wolcott I'm in the critic and audience minority on this one. Patience is needed to get through it but this is a complex story with very good acting and is one of the year's best films. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
5/5 Brittany Runs a Marathon (2019) Gary Wolcott I fell in love with Brittany, her story, the other characters & this movie. But mostly I fell in love with Jillian Bell. She gave my favorite acting performance of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
3.5/5 It: Chapter Two (2019) Gary Wolcott Barely recommending this. Take the first film & this one & shrink the whole thing to 3-hours & you have one of the best horror movies ever instead of just a good one. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
5/5 The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Gary Wolcott Exactly as predictable as you expect & you love it exactly as much as you expect. And that's a lot. Fun flick & the kind that gets awards. Or at least is nominated for them. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
5/5 Ready or Not (2019) Gary Wolcott Fun with a capital F. If a horror/thriller/drama & part comedy is your thing then you'll love this one. Ready or Not is about hide and seek, is hilarious and it has game. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
2/5 Angel Has Fallen (2019) Gary Wolcott Falls as hard & badly as Olympus & London. Though no one has understood a word he's said in a decade, Nick Nolte is the only actor having any fun. He's just not in it enough. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2019
4/5 Good Boys (2019) Gary Wolcott Lots and lots of laughs. Or put another way. An immature movie for the most mature among us. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
5/5 Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Gary Wolcott I don't note the film's flaws in my review. There are some. Maybe I'm just fond of imploding narcissists as movie characters and of Cate Blanchett's always brilliant acting. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
4/5 Brian Banks (2018) Gary Wolcott Inspiring story. Race is part of the reason he was jailed. However, the producers assume you have intelligence enough to see it without them having to beat you over the head. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
4/5 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Gary Wolcott Not rocket science. Other than suspension of disbelief and two characters from the series, it has little in common with F&F. This is -- however -- fast and furious and fun! EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
5/5 Once Upon a Time... in Hollywood (2019) Gary Wolcott Tarantino's serious is always funny. Or is his funny always serious? Either/or. Here he celebrates the Hollywood of antiquity in a dramatically funny way. What's not to love? EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2019
5/5 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Gary Wolcott The most fun I've had in a theater all year. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
2.5/5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Gary Wolcott People that fell in love with the franchise as kids are now in their 30s and 40s. The series has grown up with them. That's what's mostly wrong here. Toys ought not grow up. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2019
4/5 Shaft (2019) Gary Wolcott The third film to have the title Shaft. Other than the 1971 original this is the first one worth seeing. Samuel L. Jackson and the cast have a blast. So will you. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 The Dead Don't Die (2019) Gary Wolcott The dead may not die but this movie does. Considering the quality of the cast, this is the most disappointing movie so far this year. Had potential to be fun. Didn't happen. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
2/5 Men in Black: International (2019) Gary Wolcott The concept is just worn out. Sequels two and three proved that. Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones skipped this one. Not even a cameo. What's that tell ya? EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2019
1/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Gary Wolcott There are reasons the X-Men were not included in the Avengers conclusion films. A boring concept is one. Logan is the original group's swan song. Maybe this is First Class's. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
4/5 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Gary Wolcott This isn't rocket science, it's formula animation. The key to whether it is fun or not is in the writing. This one is packed with laugh-out-loud sequences for kids & adults. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
1/5 The Souvenir (2019) Gary Wolcott A great example of me seeing movies so you don't have to. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
2/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Gary Wolcott CGI has made Godzilla and his monster friends and the carnage they create more realistic. What it hasn't done is improve the really dumb stories that surround him. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
5/5 Rocketman (2019) Gary Wolcott Not a fan of the genre and not a fan of Elton John but this movie takes old, stale songs and an old, stale rocker and makes both him and his music fresh again. I loved it. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
2.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Gary Wolcott The question most asked is how does Will Smith do as the genie? The simple answer? He's not Robin Williams. Plus, the original ran 90-minutes. This one is a bloated 2:08. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
1/5 The Sun Is Also a Star (2019) Gary Wolcott The sun may be a star but that same sun also sets very quickly on this one. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
2/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Gary Wolcott Only Pokemon fans will find this remotely interesting. Worse. You won't leave the theater regurgitating a bunch of great Ryan Reynolds lines. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
2/5 The Hustle (2019) Gary Wolcott A pathetic remake of equally pathetic Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. Rebel Wilson needs to stop attempts to make blathering comedy. Blathering is not funny. Neither is this movie. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2019
2/5 Red Joan (2018) Gary Wolcott Dench is wasted in an interesting plot concept about the USSR getting the bomb which - ironically - bombs itself. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
2/5 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Gary Wolcott Efron IS Ted Bundy but do we care? This is paint-by-numbers movie-making & looks & plays like the crappy TV movie of the weeks that we endured decades ago. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
3/5 UglyDolls (2019) Gary Wolcott Ugly dolls. Beautiful message. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
4/5 Long Shot (2019) Gary Wolcott Billed as a romcom, it's not all that funny & is short on humor. However, it is long on romance. The beauty & the beast thing works. Theron & Rogen have phenomenal chemistry EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
2/5 The Intruder (2019) Gary Wolcott It's good to see Dennis Quaid on the big screen again and not huckstering insurance on TV. Too bad his terrific villainy is wasted in this predictable mess. EDIT
Posted May 3, 2019
4.5/5 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Gary Wolcott So many characters and so much going on that I got worried Marvel would run out of characters and have to borrow a few from DC Comics. Fun flick, too long but fun. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
1/5 The Curse of La Llorona (2019) Gary Wolcott A watch-watching 90-minute horror flick based on the Conjuring Universe formula. You've seen this a dozen times & done better. Not that any of them are all that well done. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
2/5 Penguins (2019) Gary Wolcott Beautifully shot & who doesn't love penguins? I love them but wrapping this in a so-so story & sticking uninspired narration by Ed Helms into the mix just didn't work for me. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
3/5 Breakthrough (2019) Gary Wolcott Barely fresh. Chrissy Metz rocks. Other than her performance, this is a faith-based flick that often falls through its own ice. Definitely one for the Hallmark TV movie of the week crowd. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2019
2/5 Mary Queen of Scots (2018) Gary Wolcott Saoirse Ronan's acting is incredible but wasted in a tedious flick that runs from Mary's landing in Scotland to her beheading. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
2/5 Mortal Engines (2018) Gary Wolcott Based on the first of 8 sequel & prequel novels. This engine quickly runs out of gas. Please, please, please Peter Jackson, spare us & don't do the other 7 or 6 or.... EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
5/5 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Gary Wolcott Let the debate begin. The most popular super hero of them all may now be in the best super hero movie of them all. This is one of the most creative movies...ever. Fun stuff. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
2.5/5 Creed II (2018) Gary Wolcott This one is as bloated as an overweight boxer. The best reason to love anything from the Rocky series is Sylvester Stallone's Rocky & even Stallone isn't that likable here. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2018
2.5/5 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Gary Wolcott Why not the automatic alliteration Ralph Wrecks? At just shy of two-hours, many younger kids will end up as bored & restless as their parents & grandparents. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2018
2/5 The Front Runner (2018) Gary Wolcott A biopic about the failed presidential bid by Gary Hart in 1988 is - itself - a failure. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 Instant Family (2018) Gary Wolcott A predictable but surprisingly entertaining feel-good-flick that doesn't shy away from the reality of the foster care programs in this nation and how much they suck. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/5 Widows (2018) Gary Wolcott Barely fresh. The trailer makes it look much better than it is. Great acting, muddled and drawn out plot. Loved Daniel Kaluuya's bad guy. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Gary Wolcott Movie two in a five flick series. Really? Five before we get resolution? Oh, goodie. To this movie in particular, it is much better than the first. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
4/5 Beautiful Boy (2018) Gary Wolcott A not so beautiful story about a parent dealing with the meth addiction of his son. Hard to watch. Steve Carell is amazing. So is Timothee Chalamet. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2018