Archive for the ‘Chops and Scores’ Category

  • Lambscores: I Feel Pretty, Super Troopers 2

    by Jay Cluitt · May 19, 2018 at 21:21 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: I Feel Pretty, Super Troopers 2

    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)

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  • Lambscores: Rampage, Truth of Dare, Isle of Dogs

    by Jay Cluitt · May 12, 2018 at 8:49 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Rampage, Truth of Dare, Isle of Dogs

    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)

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  • Lambscores: Blockers, Chappaquiddick, A Quiet Place

    by Jay Cluitt · May 4, 2018 at 14:21 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Blockers, Chappaquiddick, A Quiet Place

    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...

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  • Lambscores: Ready Player One

    by Jay Cluitt · Apr 28, 2018 at 21:25 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Ready Player One

    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,...

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  • Lambscores: Pacific Rim: Unsaning

    by Jay Cluitt · Apr 20, 2018 at 21:31 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Pacific Rim: Unsaning

    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...

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  • Lambscores: Love, Lara

    by Jay Cluitt · Apr 13, 2018 at 13:47 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Love, Lara

    Here’s what the LAMB community has to say about Love, Simon and Tomb Raider:


    Love, Simon
    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)


    Tomb Raider

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  • Lambscores: Annihilation for Kids

    by Jay Cluitt · Apr 7, 2018 at 0:20 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Annihilation for Kids

    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...

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  • Lambscores: Deadly Sparrow

    by Jay Cluitt · Mar 30, 2018 at 22:44 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Deadly Sparrow

    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:


    Red Sparrow
    LAMB Average: 2.88 (8 sites)
    Kirkham A Movie A Day (4)
    CineMarvellous! (3.5)

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  • Lambscores: Let’s Play Annihilation

    by Jay Cluitt · Mar 24, 2018 at 10:23 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · 1 Comment
    Lambscores: Let’s Play Annihilation

    We’ve got two movies for you this week. First up is Annihilation, Alex Garland’s follow-up to Ex Machina, which went straight to Netflix everywhere outside of the US (fine by me, it means I’ve seen it), and then there’s Game Night, which sounds far better than expected. Check them out, and check out the reviews from the LAMB community:


    Annihilation

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  • Lambscores: Prehistoric Panther

    by Jay Cluitt · Mar 17, 2018 at 0:27 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Prehistoric Panther

    I don’t mean to disrespect the previous few weeks of Lambscores, but I think it’s fair to say that today is where 2018’s films really begin, at least in terms of spectacle. Paddington 2 may still hold the top spot for the year so far (a fact I am in no way annoyed by), but in terms of a cultural milestone and slice of event cinema you can’t really compare anything so far to Black Panther. As such I...

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  • Lambscores: A bunch of not great movies

    by Jay Cluitt · Mar 9, 2018 at 23:40 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: A bunch of not great movies

    Apologies for the lack of Lambscores post these past few weeks, but things are back to normal now with a back log of reviews for the movies we should have covered in the past month. Here’s what the LAMB community had to say about them:


    Peter Rabbit
    LAMB Average: 3.20 (5 sites)
    The MN Movie Man (4)
    The Code is Zeek (3.5)
    Citizen Charlie (3)
    Lolo Loves Films...

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  • Lambscores: Trains and Killers and Bears, Oh My!

    by Jay Cluitt · Feb 10, 2018 at 1:15 CEST · Featured, LAMBscores · No Comments
    Lambscores: Trains and Killers and Bears, Oh My!

    We’ve got three films for you this week, but really we only need to worry about one. Yes, The Commuter and Proud Mary were released and reviewed, but guys, Paddington 2 is where everyone should be going. It takes an early lead on 2018’s leaderboard, and it’s my prediction that it;ll be staying there for at least a little while, and if it’s not on there at the end of the year then this will...

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