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|78 55%||The Predator (2018) - Dec 03, 2018
"Shane Black's style of writing may not be the best fit for this franchise in particular. In the end The Predator is more interested in making you laugh than putting you in any real suspense. Is this a problem? Well depends. Because for better or worse, this film is done in the style of the 80's action glory days. Brutal, funny, quippy and overall doesn't have much to say. Again is this a problem? Not at all! The Predator is a hilarious and action packed call back to a time long passed. "
|54 20%||Venom (2018) - Dec 03, 2018
"There are worse things out there. Venom really does mean well. The inclusion of some decent comedy and some killer scenes between Tom Hardy and the Symbiote are well worth checking out. That being said, the end result is a fairly by-the-numbers thriller with nothing new to offer, As the start of another new attempt at a cinematic universe, it's surprisingly stand-alone and fun, it's just not that unique or memorable. "
|73 47%||Piranha (2010) - Nov 27, 2018
"Piranha is glorious, over the top, violent, awesome and a rare remake that not only matches the original, it outshines it. "
|62 28%||The Flintstones (1994) - Nov 27, 2018
"There is just something supremely interesting about a film that is visually designed to be only for the kids, but the script seems to be tailored to those amused by hardened financial crime and a beloved animated character reduced to a bumbling patsy. All that being said, it still pretty funny at times. John Goodman kills it and Kyle MacLachlan hams it up perfectly. "
|31 9%||King Arthur (2004) - Nov 27, 2018
"King Arthur is for the most part entirely pointless. It has nothing new or interesting to bring to the often adapted legend. In the end the whole thing feels generic. Luckily we have Clive Owen and Stellan Skarsgård to elevate the film beyond its own limited ambition."
|54 20%||Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006) - Nov 27, 2018
"Pick of Destiny boasts some decent humor from its two leads. As well as a hugely kick-ass soundtrack. Cameos aplenty and a worthy enough story. That being said. All of it feels a little underwhelming. Half the jokes fall flat and some of the special effects are distractedly under-produced. "
|72 45%||War of the Worlds (2005) - Nov 16, 2018
"War of the Worlds is fast paced, beautifully filmed, and wonderfully acted film. That being said, everything throughout the production feels as big as it does mostly just for the sake of being big. The same story could have been told with a lot more subtly and been a winner. "
|20 4%||Poltergeist (2015) - Nov 16, 2018
"Outlandish CGI effects and dull performances unfortunately let down this wholly unnecessary remake. Which is a major shame because all in all there is a stunning performance from Jared Harris hiding somewhere in this mess begging to get out and shine. He is let down again by a franchise role, and so is the bored audience. "
|23 5%||In the Heart of the Sea (2015) - Nov 16, 2018
"For a film with such a strong connection to the classic that is Moby-Dick, it should be a lot better. The attempts at profound writing come off as stilted, the special effects feel out of place with the tone, the central actors are sleeping for the most part and even the addition of some exciting scenes with the whale do nothing to bolster interest during the run time. Just read the book, it has a LOT more to say. "
|60 25%||Conquest of the Planet of the Apes (1972) - Nov 16, 2018
"Conquest is a mixed bag. The decreasing budget is starting to reflect in the choice of locations and the makeup. The movie feels somewhat incomplete with some rushed scenes which probably should have been expanded for the sake of Caesar's character. That being said. There are some interesting ideas, cool riot scenes, dystopian visuals and an astoundingly haunting monologue from Roddy McDowel at the very end. "