We’ve got a mixed bag for you this week. Deadpool 2 peaked it’s head (or a different body part, it’s probably best not to ask) out of the schedule gap between Infinity War and Solo, and was joined by a couple of smaller releases too, one of which is easily the worst reviewed film we’ve seen on here for a long time. It’s almost impressive to obtain a review below 1.0, but Show...
We’re still in the wake of Infinity War, so again no powerhouse releases this week, just a Melissa-McCarthy-as-Rodney-Dangerfield back to school comedy and a Gabrielle Union in bad-ass mode home invasion thriller, neither of which is lighting up the scoreboard. Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about Life of the Party and Breaking In:
Life of the Party
It seems most studios took the wise decision to duck and cover from Thanos’ attack and steered clear of opening anything big the week after Infinity War. As such we’ve only got one movie for you this week, the third collaboration between Jason Reitman and Diablo Cody, Tully. Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about it:
LAMB Average: 3.50 (7 sites)
The Marvel Cinematic Universe. Love it or hate it (and by and large, at the LAMB we’re very much in the former category) you can’t argue that it’s massively successful, and the latest addition, Avengers: Infinity War, was easily the most ambitious and grandest in scale yet. So it’s fitting that potentially the biggest movie of all time – and at time of writing, the fourth highest in box office gross –...
Not a great week for movies for you I’m afraid. Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about I Feel Pretty and Super Troopers 2:
I Feel Pretty
LAMB Average: 3.00 (5 sites)
Screen Zealots (4)
Paul’s Trip to the Movies (3.5)
The Critical Movie Critics (3)
Mahan’s Media (2.5)
Matthew Liedke on Film (2)
We’ve got a pretty good selection for you this week: a bombastic smash ’em up video game adaptation, a throwaway horror with creepy faces and a delightful stop motion animation that’s one of my favourites of the year so far:
Isle of Dogs
LAMB Average: 4.27 (15 sites)
Citizen Charlie (5)
The Michigan Movie Guy (5)
Surrender to the Void (5)
Every so often when I’m compiling these weekly posts I’ll come across an apparently widely released movie starring actual famous people and with a half-decent critical score, but which I’ve never once heard of. Such is the case this week with Chappaquiddick. Apparently it had a trailer, stars Jason Clarke, Ed Helms, Kate Mara and Bruce Dern, and is at least watchable, but this also could be an incredibly elaborate...
Just one movie for you this week, the latest from Spielberg, Ready Player One. On a personal note, this was my most anticipated movie for 2018, and yes I’m a little disappointed not everyone enjoyed it as much as me, and in fact I didn’t enjoy it quite as much as I’d hoped to, but it was liked enough to make it onto the Lambscores Top 10, if only temporarily. I wonder how long it will stay there! Anyway,...
Two films for you this week: the big-budget popcorn sequel to Pacific Rim and the no-budget shot-entirely-on-an-iPhone Unsane from Steven Soderbergh. I don’t know about you, but I for one would like to see an experiment where the production processes of these two movies was switched. What would Soderbergh do with a big pile of money when it came to shooting a very small film? And think of the ingenuity required to...
Here’s what the LAMB community has to say about Love, Simon and Tomb Raider:
LAMB Average: 4.00 (6 sites)
The Michigan Movie Guy (5)
The MN Movie Man (4.5)
Keith Loves Movies (4)
Paul’s Trip to the Movies (4)
Tinsel & Tine (4)
Wherever I Look (2.5)
The week we’re looking at today heralded quite a few releases, but evidently not many of you actually saw Gringo, The Leisure Seeker, Strangers: Prey at Night or The Hurricane Heist, as only a handful of reviews were submitted for them all in total. Fear not though, as also released that week was a much bigger movie, albeit one that didn’t exactly set our critical world aflame with heralds of...
Just two films for you this week, neither of which I thought looked particularly good, but that could be more for my general disinterest in Jennifer Lawrence than anything else. Anyway, here’s what the LAMB community had to say about Red Sparrow and Death Wish:
LAMB Average: 2.88 (8 sites)
Kirkham A Movie A Day (4)