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)
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,...