Aisle Seat

Aisle Seat is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mike McGranaghan
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising (2019) Mike McGranaghan It's certain to please fans, but anyone curious about the MHA phenomenon could walk in cold, follow the general plot, and have a pretty good time. EDIT
Posted Feb 24, 2020
3/4 The Call of the Wild (2020) Mike McGranaghan If you're in the mood for a nice feel-good film that lifts you up and sends you out with a smile, then this is precisely what the doctor ordered. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2020
3/4 Standing Up, Falling Down (0000) Mike McGranaghan Funny and touching. Easily ranks among Crystal's best on-screen work. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2020
3/4 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Mike McGranaghan It's a low bar to clear, but this is easily one of the best video game movies ever made. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2020
3/4 Buffaloed (2019) Mike McGranaghan A solid comedy with a point of view, fronted by a star who commands your attention for every single second. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
3/4 VFW (2019) Mike McGranaghan Satisfyingly bloody and wickedly funny. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2020
1.5/4 Olympic Dreams (2019) Mike McGranaghan It's a shame that such unprecedented access to the Olympic Village was squandered on a paper-thin story that goes nowhere and accomplishes nothing. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2020
3.5/4 The Lodge (2019) Mike McGranaghan Like the best works of horror, it has a way of burrowing into your brain, so that what you know is occurring below the surface is even scarier than what your eyes take in. EDIT
Posted Feb 10, 2020
3.5/4 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Mike McGranaghan Here are 109 of the most unabashedly enjoyable minutes you'll have at the movies this year. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2020
3/4 The Garden Left Behind (2019) Mike McGranaghan A compassionate, affecting indie. EDIT
Posted Feb 3, 2020
3/4 Gretel & Hansel (2020) Mike McGranaghan A little gem that oozes eeriness. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2020
3/4 Color Out of Space (2019) Mike McGranaghan A stylish, effective, often darkly funny chiller. As an added bonus, you also get alpaca jokes and Nicolas Cage at his most Nicolas Cage-iest. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2020
1.5/4 The Turning (2020) Mike McGranaghan This movie has possibly the worst ending of any major studio release I've ever seen. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2020
0/4 Assassin 33 A.D. (2020) Mike McGranaghan A racist, hate-filled work. The people who made Assassin 33 A.D. need to spend less time thumping their Bible and more time actually studying it. EDIT
Posted Jan 23, 2020
3/4 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Mike McGranaghan Maybe the third time really is the charm. I hated the original Bad Boys, and Bad Boys II is one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Bad Boys for Life, to my great surprise, is astronomically better. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2020
2.5/4 The Wave (2019) Mike McGranaghan The Wave is two-thirds of a cool movie. The final third becomes didactic in a way that's disappointing in its predictability. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/4 Weathering With You (2019) Mike McGranaghan The movie is further proof that animation can be used to address mature, thoughtful themes. It's also a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2020
3/4 VHYes (2019) Mike McGranaghan A clever, witty, and ridiculously fun flashback to an era where late night TV provided a treasure trove of eccentricity. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2020
2/4 Underwater (2020) Mike McGranaghan One of those middling films that's as hard to hate as it is hard to love. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2020
2/4 Three Christs (2017) Mike McGranaghan Three Christs takes one of the most amazing stories in the history of psychology and muddles it by focusing on the wrong thing. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
4/4 Just Mercy (2019) Mike McGranaghan Just Mercy works beautifully as both an examination of a vital issue and as a gripping legal story. Michael B. Jordan once again proves why he is one of our brightest, most exciting young actors. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2020
1/4 The Grudge (2020) Mike McGranaghan The Grudge is an excellent reminder that the worst sin a horror movie can commit is to be boring. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2020
4/4 1917 (2019) Mike McGranaghan 1917 is more than a film, it's an immersive experience that leaves you exhausted when it's over, in the best possible way. EDIT
Posted Dec 30, 2019
1/4 Cats (2019) Mike McGranaghan Me as a teenager seeing Cats on Broadway: "This is terrible. Easily one of the dumbest, weirdest, most incoherent and pointless things I've ever seen." Tom Hooper's Cats movie: "Hold my beer." EDIT
Posted Dec 27, 2019
3.5/4 Little Women (2019) Mike McGranaghan Writer/director Greta Gerwig puts her own stamp on the material, creating a film that will speak strongly to a new generation. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
3/4 Spies in Disguise (2019) Mike McGranaghan The idea of a man turning into a pigeon is silly. That said, the film makes it work by fully embracing that silliness. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2019
3.5/4 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Mike McGranaghan I found The Rise of Skywalker's attempts to congeal the disparate elements from the previous eight chapters captivating. No, not every choice succeeds, but a bold attempt is far more satisfying than a lackadaisical effort. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2019
3/4 Black Christmas (2019) Mike McGranaghan The movie is well-acted, stylishly made, and in possession of an idea that it really wants to convey. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2019
2/4 Rabid (2019) Mike McGranaghan Although competently made from a technical perspective, the movie is unexpectedly bland on a story level. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
4/4 Bombshell (2019) Mike McGranaghan Bombshell makes the devastating impact of toxic workplaces powerfully, chillingly clear. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2019
4/4 Uncut Gems (2019) Mike McGranaghan Watching Uncut Gems is like having an anxiety attack that lasts 135 minutes. An exhilarating, electrifying tale. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2019
4/4 Queen & Slim (2019) Mike McGranaghan The year's most tender love story, as well as a potent social issue drama. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2019
3/4 Richard Jewell (2019) Mike McGranaghan The most iconoclastic film of the year. EDIT
Posted Dec 9, 2019
4/4 Waves (2019) Mike McGranaghan Few films are able to get to the heart of what it means to face life's ups and downs the way this one does. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2019
3/4 Dark Waters (2019) Mike McGranaghan Dark Waters might just inspire you to throw out your non-stick pans and sip nervously on that next glass of water. EDIT
Posted Dec 7, 2019
3/4 The Aeronauts (2019) Mike McGranaghan It's still a little cheesy at times, and undeniably manipulative at others. It's also occasionally thrilling, always well-acted, and unexpectedly kind of fun. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2019
1.5/4 The Goldfinch (2019) Mike McGranaghan A dull, dreary picture that never seems sure where it's going but takes two-and-a-half hours to get there anyway. EDIT
Posted Dec 5, 2019
Eegah! (1962) Mike McGranaghan What makes it truly notable is the utter bizarreness of certain scenes. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
3/4 Frozen II (2019) Mike McGranaghan Enough about it works to give fans a reasonable degree of entertainment. Still, there's no denying that it's a big step down from the original. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2019
3.5/4 Knives Out (2019) Mike McGranaghan You hang on every line of dialogue, savor every shot, and wait breathlessly to see where things will go next. The film is pure entertainment from start to finish. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2019
3.5/4 A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Mike McGranaghan A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood is not a biopic about Mr. Rogers, it's a biopic about the values that defined Mr. Rogers. That's an important distinction, one that allows it to become something original. EDIT
Posted Nov 23, 2019
3/4 Mr. Toilet: The World's #2 Man (2019) Mike McGranaghan A valuable -- and often very funny -- social issue documentary. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2019
3.5/4 Ford v Ferrari (2019) Mike McGranaghan Even at two-and-a-half hours, Ford v Ferrari never drags. The story is rich and the acting is stellar across the board. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2019
3/4 Last Christmas (2019) Mike McGranaghan Last Christmas touches your heart and jump-starts your holiday spirit. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2019
3.5/4 Honey Boy (2019) Mike McGranaghan With sensitive, observant direction from Alma Har'el, Honey Boy is a harrowing personal story that has universal relevance. It might also be redemption for Shia LaBeouf. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2019
3/4 Doctor Sleep (2019) Mike McGranaghan Doctor Sleep has a great, eerie atmosphere that nicely accentuates the story's themes. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2019
1/4 Primal (2019) Mike McGranaghan Primal is like Life of Pi meets The Silence of the Lambs, only way less fun than that sounds. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2019
4/4 The Lighthouse (2019) Mike McGranaghan A bold, risk-taking work from a true cinematic visionary. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2019
3.5/4 Greener Grass (2019) Mike McGranaghan If you possess an appreciation for the absurd, there are big laughs throughout this wonderfully oddball enterprise. EDIT
Posted Nov 4, 2019
3/4 Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) Mike McGranaghan We may not ever be completely floored by a Terminator picture again, but it sure feels good to get another one that understands what made the idea so appealing to begin with. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2019