Archive for the ‘Chops and Scores’ Category

  • Lambscores: First Times at the Goosebumps Hotel

    by Jay Cluitt · Nov 10, 2018 at 21:03 CET · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: First Times at the Goosebumps Hotel

    Three films for you this week: First Man, Bad Times at the El Royale and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. My personal favourite is the apparently under-rated Bad Times, which I loved (but not enough to write a review, evidently), but it seems the LAMB community, as usual, doesn’t agree with me. Here are everyone’s thoughts:


    First Man
    LAMB...

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  • Lambscores: A Star is Born like a Turd in the Wind

    by Jay Cluitt · Nov 2, 2018 at 21:05 CET · Featured, LAMBscores · 1 Comment
    Lambscores: A Star is Born like a Turd in the Wind

    We’ve got two films for you this week, and one of them has made it onto the top 10 of the year so far. More than that, it’s in the top spot, and I, for one, do not agree with that ranking. The film in question is A Star is Born, a film that in my opinion is utterly fine and nothing more. The Lambcast that featured a review on it (which I was unable to be on) featured a very discussion containing divided opinions, with two...

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  • Lambscores: Night School for Smallfeet

    by Jay Cluitt · Oct 27, 2018 at 9:25 CET · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Night School for Smallfeet

    Just two films this week, we’re in a smaller movie lull between Oscar-bait with a light comedy and a family animation, in which I’m reliably informed Zendaya plays Meechee. Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about Night School and Smallfoot:


    Smallfoot
    LAMB Average:
     3.08 (6 sites)
    Mahan’s Media (4)
    Screen Zealots (3.5)
    Flickering Myth...

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  • Lambscores: The Nation With An Assassination In Itself

    by Jay Cluitt · Oct 20, 2018 at 1:07 CET · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: The Nation With An Assassination In Itself

    Three films this week: one good, one bad, one entertaining but mediocre, nothing to really set the world alight. Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about Assassination Nation, The House With A Clock In Its Walls and Life Itself:


    Assassination Nation
    LAMB Average:
     3.92 (6 sites)
    The Michigan Movie Guy (5)
    That Moment In (4.5)
    The Movie Waffler...

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  • Lambscores: Simple Predator Rick

    by Jay Cluitt · Oct 13, 2018 at 0:58 CET · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Simple Predator Rick

    It’s never a good sign when a low-ranked film has a lot of reviews, as it generally means a lot of people were looking forward to something, made plans to see it and cared enough to put fingers to keyboard and write a review, but that it just wasn’t good. Alas that’s the case this week with one of my most anticipated films of the year, Shane Black’s The Predator, which under-performed with critics to a...

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  • Lambscores: The Peppermint Nun

    by Jay Cluitt · Oct 6, 2018 at 0:54 CET · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: The Peppermint Nun

    Apparently one of this week’s films, The Nun, is part of the Conjuring Cinematic Universe, a franchise that so far consists of five feature films, with three more announced for the near future, and as yet I haven’t seen any, any I’ve no real plans to either. Why not? Well it’s mainly that I’m not really a horror guy, but also to me they all sounded kind of dull, and given the reviews for The Nun...

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  • Lambscores: Kin, Operation Finale

    by Jay Cluitt · Sep 28, 2018 at 9:02 CET · Featured, LAMBscores · 1 Comment
    Lambscores: Kin, Operation Finale

    Another mediocre week with two middling films; but don’t worry, awards season is just around the corner! Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about Operation Finale and Kin:


    Operation Finale
    LAMB Average:
     3.00 (6 sites)
    The Michigan Movie Guy (4)
    The MN Movie Man (3.5)
    The Critical Movie Critics (3)
    Journeys in Classic Film (3)

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  • Lambscores: The Happytime Murders

    by Jay Cluitt · Sep 21, 2018 at 11:23 CET · 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 CET · 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 CET · 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 CET · 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 CET · 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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