Beyond the Trailer

Beyond the Trailer is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Grace Randolph
Rating Title/Year Author
The Call of the Wild (2020) Grace Randolph Just like Walt used to make! This might've started as a Fox movie but has come home, as it's classic Disney entertainment at its finest. Harrison Ford also returns to form. EDIT
Posted Feb 17, 2020
Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Grace Randolph A genuine crowd pleaser! Jim Carrey & James Marsden are great, but the real star is Sonic voiced wonderfully by Ben Schwartz. Lots of laughs, lots of action! EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
5/10 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Grace Randolph Total mixed bag, doesn't merit a rotten OR fresh tomato. But representation is important, which JUST tips the scale to fresh. Robbie, McGregor & Smollet-Bell do the best work. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2020
The Gentlemen (2020) Grace Randolph The Jackson Pollock of gangster movies! "The Gentlemen" is an out of left field, fun, clever movie with a lot of heart. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2020
Bad Boys for Life (2020) Grace Randolph Picking up right where the franchise left off, Bad Boys 3 is so good, you'll leave the theater excited for the obvious Bad Boys 4 that it sets up! EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
1917 (2019) Grace Randolph Roger Deakins is the real star of this movie. The "one shot" is such an incredible feat of filmmaking, 1917 instantly becomes one for the Hollywood history books. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Dolittle (2020) Grace Randolph Doing a colonoscopy on a dragon?! Downey Jr should be embarrassed. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
Like a Boss (2020) Grace Randolph Not a must see, and perhaps unnecessarily blue with its humor, but a good time if you're into this kind of movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
Underwater (2020) Grace Randolph Totally watchable, with great production values. If you don't see it in theaters, you'll be grateful for it one desperate day on streaming. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2020
Cats (2019) Grace Randolph 40% of this movie is quite good - the other 60%...not so much... EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Grace Randolph The cast does a very good job, but this trilogy is stuck in a nose dive it can't escape. The movie tries to use fan service to save the day, but it just comes off as desperate... EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2019
Spies in Disguise (2019) Grace Randolph Sillier than The Incredibles, but definitely in the same wheelhouse. Very funny movie! Will Smith is as good as Lance Sterling as Tom Hanks is Woody & Tim Allen is Buzz! EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2019
6 Underground (2019) Grace Randolph It's a bad movie, and very outdated thanks to Michael Bay. But it's also very watchable thanks to a game cast, thrilling action sequences and beautiful locations. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Bombshell (2019) Grace Randolph Asking audiences to sympathize with Fox News anchors is quite the hurdle, but this film is the best #MeToo film to date and a must see. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Grace Randolph It has some genuine thrills and laughs - plus Kevin Hart & Awkwafina are excellent - but it's simply not movie theater quality. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
Uncut Gems (2019) Grace Randolph An edge of your seat nail-biter - a tour de force from The Safdie Bros and Adam Sandler. Julia Fox is a standout as well. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Grace Randolph Absolutely brilliant, absolutely devastating. A true update to Kramer vs Kramer, reflecting society today. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Grace Randolph Okay, I guess, but not at all what the trailers promised. Audiences sold on an ensemble murder mystery, but instead they get a thriller with aggressive political undertones... EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
Little Women (2019) Grace Randolph Incredibly faithful to the classic book, but also refreshingly modern. Greta Gerwig has leveled up so much as a filmmaker in only her second outing, it's astonishing. EDIT
Posted Nov 25, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Grace Randolph A very disarming film anchored by incredible performances from BOTH Hanks & Rhys. Kudos to director Heller too. But advising adults is more complicated than kids... EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2019
Charlie's Angels (2019) Grace Randolph Surprisingly fun! The three leads have great chemistry too. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
Frozen II (2019) Grace Randolph A powerhouse movie that will delight fans of the first, and win over new fans too. The third act has to be seen to be believed! EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2019
Lady and the Tramp (2019) Grace Randolph A charming live action version of the animated classic, with enough nostalgia and modern twists to keep it interesting. Perfect for streaming - with a bowl of spaghetti! EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2019
The Good Liar (2019) Grace Randolph A classic Hitchcock thriller, but with a shockingly modern twist. And as expected, fabulous and nuanced performances by McKellen & Mirren. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2019
Doctor Sleep (2019) Grace Randolph More King than Kubrick. The acting is quite good, but it's really 2 movies in 1. Only about 20 min at the Overlook Hotel, and the big child murder scene is in poor taste. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
Harriet (2019) Grace Randolph Nuanced & moving portrayal not just of Harriet Tubman, but the fight against slavery. If, for some reason, you need convincing Harriet belongs on the $20 bill, watch this movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Grace Randolph A phenomenal film about art vs business, and a throwback to old school Hollywood movies. A genuine crowd pleaser that also offers up some valuable life lessons. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2019
Parasite (2019) Grace Randolph Like Joker, Parasite brilliantly explores the haves vs the have nots and how it's becoming an explosive situation. A masterful piece of filmmaking by Bong Joon Ho. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2019
Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Grace Randolph Oddly, the opening of the film needlessly & offensively throws the famous Terminator mythology away. BUT the cast is quite good, especially Linda Hamilton & Mackenzie Davis. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2019
Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) Grace Randolph This movie has a lot of problems, but keeps you distracted with stunning visuals and tons of story - in the end, what can I say? It gives good fairy tale. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Grace Randolph Visually brilliant, but fundamentally flawed in its logic. Also cheats by setting the film at the end of WW2, and treats Nazis as a "fad". Stephen Merchant has the best scene. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2019
Gemini Man (2019) Grace Randolph An odd but mind-blowing combination of a 90s script and futuristic filmmaking. If you see it as intended - in 3D HFR - it is an amazing experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2019
Joker (2019) Grace Randolph BRILLIANT. Joker goes too far, but intentionally so. For all the talk of "inciting violence", it's shocking that nobody is talking about this film's OTHER important messages. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2019
The Irishman (2019) Grace Randolph Classic Scorsese, with obviously fantastic performances from De Niro, Pacino & especially Pesci. But ironically, this Netflix "movie" is really a 4 episode streaming series. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2019
Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Grace Randolph Racist AND misogynistic... If only Stallone would go back to working with talented & exciting new directors like Ryan Coogler on Creed. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Grace Randolph Great for the fans! A welcome trip back to Downton Abbey, with some interesting historical commentary to boot. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Ad Astra (2019) Grace Randolph A brilliant film that evokes Alien, 2001 and The Shining. Pitt's best work as an actor, and Gray's best work as a filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Hustlers (2019) Grace Randolph Like with The Kitchen, this wave of female writer/directors still have a ways to go craft-wise, but what they have to say is important, powerful & before unheard in Hollywood. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) Grace Randolph Not as good as it could've been, but good enough! Bill Hader is MVP, but sadly Pennywise spends too much time on the bench... EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) Grace Randolph With a "Ryan Murphy LITE" approach, this is a solid Haunted Mansion movie largely thanks to Samara Weaving's excellent performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Good Boys (2019) Grace Randolph So so WRONG, but so so FUNNY. Tremblay & Williams have impressive comedic chops! EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Grace Randolph Truly terrifying and disgusting, but a LOT of fun and VERY well made! Goosebumps for adults, it scratches your itch for a scary story so hard - it draws blood! EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Grace Randolph Today's answer to Thelma & Louise, The Kitchen is an even more aggressive film that might turn some people off - which would be a real shame for this groundbreaking film. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Grace Randolph Turns out it's harder to make a Fast & Furious movie than Dwayne Johnson thinks. Plays like a standard, mid-range The Rock or Statham movie, & Hollywood wastes Elba again... EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Grace Randolph Really well made, really well acted, bad movie. Tarantino's disrespect for the Manson Murders victims is shocking and unexplainable, as are a number of his choices here. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
Crawl (2019) Grace Randolph A nifty little movie that doesn't hold back on the gator action! The characters are likable too, and it's nice to see a father-daughter team-up. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
The Lion King (2019) Grace Randolph While there are some great vocal performances, overall this film is such a blatant copy of the 1994 version it seems that team should be officially credited on this movie. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Grace Randolph Spectacular next chapter after Endgame! Packed full of fun surprises plus a great turn by Jake Gyllenhaal, and Sony brings some edge & artistic boldness to the Marvel mix. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2019
Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Grace Randolph This is an elegant horror movie, but it has no real story. With so many spin-offs, The Conjuring Universe is beginning to trade quality for quantity. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
Toy Story 4 (2019) Grace Randolph Some of the new characters here are excellent! But once again, Pixar delivers more message than story. Also you will cry. Not a bad movie at all, but not a GREAT movie either. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019