3 Stars Low (Time Fairly Well Spent)

Fine in their own rights, just vibe on a different wavelength than my own or lacked some requisite attribute. They were like a decent blind date ~ good guy, good time, but it won’t happen again.

The Great Wall

Posted in Movies | 02/17/2017
The Great Wall

Helm’s Deep meet Aliens.

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Fifty Shades Darker

Posted in Movies | 02/10/2017
Fifty Shades Darker

Lovely, beautifully performed shallow soap opera.

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xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

Posted in Movies | 01/20/2017
xXx: The Return of Xander Cage

Toni Collette was wasted here – someone had the idea that weary disdain conveys power. Alas.

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Love the Coopers

Posted in Movies | 01/15/2017
Love the Coopers

I’d hoped the cast could keep it from buckling under its own pressure, but no.

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While We’re Young

Posted in Movies | 10/11/2016
While We’re Young

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Grandma

Posted in Movies | 08/16/2016
Grandma

Could have been deeply insightful but bites off far more than it can chew – however Sam Elliott is incredibly good!

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Nerve

Posted in Movies | 07/29/2016
Nerve

Finishes stronger than it deserves to, but the script makes for an annoying chore in getting there.

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Marauders

Posted in Movies | 07/01/2016
Marauders

Underwhelming, but the team shows promise.

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Free State of Jones

Posted in Movies | 06/24/2016
Free State of Jones

A movie that wants to be a two-part PBS documentary.

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X-Men: Apocalypse

Posted in Movies | 05/27/2016
X-Men: Apocalypse

Queen of the Damned for X-Men.

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Louder Than Bombs

Posted in Movies | 04/22/2016
Louder Than Bombs

Favors observation over exploration; like salt without pepper.

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I Saw the Light

Posted in Movies | 04/01/2016
I Saw the Light

Script and direction struggle, but Hiddleston is riveting and the first five minutes alone are worth the price of admission.

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Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Posted in Movies | 03/24/2016
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Too much taken on, and ultimately buckles under its own weight.

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The Forest

Posted in Movies | 01/08/2016
The Forest

Natalie Dormer’s search for the breakout role continues.

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Chained

Posted in Movies | 12/21/2015

   

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The Diary of a Teenage Girl

Posted in Movies | 08/21/2015
The Diary of a Teenage Girl

A mashup of adventure, ambiguity, and apathy.

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Saint Laurent

Posted in Movies | 05/22/2015
Saint Laurent

Strangely, surprisingly sterile.

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Abandon

Posted in Movies | 04/28/2015
Abandon

Not wonderful, but not bad – vibes on a wavelength of The Killing: Young Adult Edition.

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Child 44

Posted in Movies | 04/22/2015
Child 44

How you squander this cast is beyond me, but there it is. Don’t blame them, though.

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Beyond the Reach

Posted in Movies | 04/16/2015
Beyond the Reach

Cliffhanger: Desert Edition

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