Archive for the ‘Chops and Scores’ Category

  • Lambscores: The Happytime Murders

    by Jay Cluitt · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:23 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: The Happytime Murders

    One film this week. Just one, and coincidentally that’s also the score it got. It seems the premise of Who Framed Roger Rabbit but with puppets and silly string jizz just wasn’t enough to make an actually decent film. Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about The Happytime Murders:


    The Happytime Murders
    LAMB Average:
     1.86 (11 sites)
    Mahan’s Media...

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  • Lambscores: Crazy 22

    by Jay Cluitt · Sep 14, 2018 at 23:38 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · 1 Comment
    Lambscores: Crazy 22

    Two films! One is amongst the top 10 of the year, the other is probably amongst the bottom 10, but we don’t really keep track of that. Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about Crazy Rich Asians and Mile 22:


    Crazy Rich Asians
    LAMB Average:
     4.27 (11 sites)
    Tinsel & Tine (5)
    Keith Loves Movies (4.5)
    Mahan’s Media (4.5)
    The Michigan Movie...

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  • Lambscores: BlacKkKlansman, The Meg

    by Jay Cluitt · Sep 7, 2018 at 22:36 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: BlacKkKlansman, The Meg

    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,...

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  • Lambscores: The Pooh Who Dumped Me

    by Jay Cluitt · Aug 31, 2018 at 23:21 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: The Pooh Who Dumped Me

    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:


    Christopher Robin
    LAMB Average:
     3.39 (9 sites)
    The Michigan Movie Guy (5)
    Wherever I Look (5)
    The Boardman Review...

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  • Lambscores: Teen: Titans – Fallout!

    by Jay Cluitt · Aug 24, 2018 at 10:00 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Teen: Titans – Fallout!

    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...

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  • Lambscores: Equalizer 2: Here We Home Depot Again!

    by Jay Cluitt · Aug 18, 2018 at 0:06 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · 1 Comment
    Lambscores: Equalizer 2: Here We Home Depot Again!

    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....

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  • Lambscores: Transylvanian Skyscraper

    by Jay Cluitt · Aug 10, 2018 at 21:05 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Transylvanian Skyscraper

    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...

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  • Lambscores: Ant-Man and the Wasp, The First Purge

    by Jay Cluitt · Aug 3, 2018 at 19:13 CEST · LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Ant-Man and the Wasp, The First Purge

    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...

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  • Lambscores: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    by Jay Cluitt · Jul 27, 2018 at 23:03 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Sicario: Day of the Soldado

    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)

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  • Lambscores: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    by Jay Cluitt · Jul 20, 2018 at 21:47 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom

    It’s widely known that Jurassic Park is the greatest movie ever made [citation needed], 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...

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  • Lambscores: Incredibles 2, Tag

    by Jay Cluitt · Jul 13, 2018 at 23:11 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Incredibles 2, Tag

    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...

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  • Lambscores: Hereditary, Hotel Artemis, Ocean’s 8

    by Jay Cluitt · Jul 6, 2018 at 21:36 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Hereditary, Hotel Artemis, Ocean’s 8

    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...

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