It probably says something about me that of today’s two movies I haven’t seen the critically acclaimed, historically significant and dramatically insightful BlacKkKlansman, but I have seen the movie where Jason Statham fights an old giant dinosaur shark. Hell, we even did a podcast on it. Judging by the reviews though I clearly made the wrong choice (regardless of how much fun I had watching The Meg). Anyway,...
Yes I’m proud of that title. Judge all you like. Given the reviews below, it may well be better than the two films we’re looking at this week. Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about Christopher Robin and The Spy Who Dumped Me:
LAMB Average: 3.39 (9 sites)
The Michigan Movie Guy (5)
Wherever I Look (5)
The Boardman Review...
Lambscores have been pretty mediocre-to-poor the past few weeks, but those days are behind us as today we’re looking at the latest and potentially best Mission: Impossible movie! Christopher McQuarrie has broken the chain of each new instalment having a unique director, but it’s difficult to complain when the results are this gripping. Also covered this week is Teen Titans Go! to the Movies, an animated DC film that’s...
Apparently it’s sequel week here at Lambscores, as today’s selection are the sequels to The Equalizer, a thoroughly underwhelming Denzel Washington action flick that should not have spawned Washington’s first sequel, and Mamma Mia, a film that features far more ABBA music than anything I ever want to encounter. As such I haven’t seen either of this week’s films, and I probably never will....
There’s another race for mediocrity this week, with two new releases not critically setting the world aflame. First up is part three in a franchise I’m shocked completed a part one, Hotel Transylvania (though to be fair, I’ve not seen a single second of any of them), followed by a Die Hard knock-off that failed to reach the lofty heights its name might suggest. Here’s what the LAMB community had to...
There’s a horror prequel this week! Yay! Oh wait, that’s rarely a good thing. It’s OK though, as in addition to The First Purge we have the smallest big release of the year, Marvel’s Ant-Man and the Wasp. International school and sports calendars have prevented a UK release until just a few hours ago (and indeed some countries have still yet to receive it), but it received a mostly global release a...
No reviews for Uncle Drew this week so we’ve just got the sequel to Sicario for you today. It lost Denis Villeneuve, Roger Deakins and Emily Blunt, and subsequently dropped an entire Lambscore too. Here’s what the LAMB community thought about Sicario: Day of the Soldado:
Sicario: Day of the Soldado
LAMB Average: 3.13 (12 sites)
Matthew Liedke on Film (4)
It’s widely known that Jurassic Park is the greatest movie ever made , but that’s an accolade that cannot be heaped upon the franchise born in Henry Wu’s incubator. Some argue that the films have gotten progressively worse with each new release, others – like myself – believe Jurassic Park 3 was the nadir, and found Jurassic World to be rather enjoyable. What doesn’t seem...
For the first time in recent memory there’s more than one film up for review this week and I’ve seen the entire slate! Thanks to an early UK screening of Incredibles 2 I got to see that a couple of weeks ago (it’s only been released in the UK today), and I’d been looking forward to Tag since I heard the concept a couple of years ago. As it turned out I enjoyed them both but I don’t expect either...
2018 is proving to be quite a good year for movies – so far at least. We’re not even halfway through the year’s Lambscores and we’ve already had eight movies with a collated score of at least 4/5! Joining those ranks this week is Hereditary, which at least one of our members described as the scariest film he’s ever seen, which is fairly high on the list of reasons why I’ve yet to see it. I also...
It’s another lighter week between box office behemoths. Here are the LAMB community’s thoughts on Upgrade and Adrift:
LAMB Average: 3.60 (5 sites)
Mahan’s Media (4)
The Code is Zeek (3.5)
The Michigan Movie Guy (3.5)
SK on Movies (3.5)
Talkie Gazette (3.5)
LAMB Average: 3.11 (9 sites)
Hey, guess what? A new Star Wars movie got released, and whilst some people really liked it, others didn’t, and a bunch more thought it was mostly OK. Shocking, right? Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about Solo: A Star Wars Story:
Solo: A Star Wars Story
LAMB Average: 3.14 (18 sites)
The Critical Movie Critics (4)