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...
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...
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)
It’s widely known that Jurassic Park is the greatest movie ever made , 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...
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 –...