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Jeffrey Lyles

Jeffrey Lyles
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Doesn't do a great job explaining the stakes and point of this series beyond milking the fanbase for another set of movies.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4/10 No Score Yet The Holiday Calendar (2018) Manages to snatch all the fun out of calling every big moment by being so by the book it ignores important elements...like chemistry and a sensible plot.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
9/10 80% Overlord (2018) From zombies, Nazi-killing characters, a strong female character not tied down to a romantic subplot and a black lead, it checks off too many boxes not to enjoy every second.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet Johnny Gruesome (2018) Terrible. Unwatchable. All those adjectives and many more would apply, but Johnny Gruesome is just as appropriate a title for this dead on arrival zombie film. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2018
4/10 83% Monster Party (2018) There's some decent ideas here, but von Hoffman fails to develop them properly and isn't worth recommending over the far more engaging and suspenseful Don't Breathe. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
8.5/10 62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) This isn't the deep dive Behind the Music look at Queen, but it's got enough going in its favor to be a winner, if not the champion of musical biopics.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
2/10 No Score Yet Dead Squad: Temple of the Undead (2018) Ultimately all of the weird zombie sex scenes and stupid humor ruin what could have been a welcome addition to the zombie genre.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2018
6/10 40% Brampton's Own (2018) Doneger needed a bit more of ... something to make the film truly connect. It's in this weird spot of being inoffensive and uninteresting.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
9/10 71% Galveston (2018) An elegantly simple film that doesn't need any fancy gimmicks and thrives on the strength of its performers, script and impeccable direction.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
6/10 50% Strange Nature (2018) In many ways, Strange Nature plays out like a throwback thriller - in a good way - until it's undone by an uneven final act.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2018
5/10 88% First Man (2018) Being in the cockpit during the space expedition is a revelation, but it's too bad First Man offers so few insights into the man behind this historic achievement.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
3/10 67% Nappily Ever After (2018) Sticks too closely to romantic comedy cliches without being funny and fails to tackle the real obstacle to the main character's complete empowerment.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
9.5/10 No Score Yet The Great Battle (2018) Imagine a film featuring multiple Helm's Deep battles and you've got a good idea what's in store. Any of the action sequences would be the final battle in most war films. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
2/10 0% Maximum Impact (2018) A mistake for everyone involved, including the audience. At least the actors got paid.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
1/10 33% The ToyBox (2018) A thoroughly inept horror film likely to inspire more eye rolls than scares. Spare yourself this waste of time and leave The Toybox for the recycling bin.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
3/10 33% The Predator (2018) It's both impressive and sad that the 1987 original is still the high water mark of the series. The latest installment won't challenge for the throne and isn't a contender.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
6.5/10 72% Final Score (2018) Its biggest problem is it doesn't go crazy and big enough. There's some outlandish action sequences, but too few to make the film as it fun as it could have been. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
7/10 61% Bel Canto (2018) Bel Canto gets pitchy at times, but it's a strong character piece that warrants a box seat to take in this performance.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
7.5/10 92% Mandy (2018) Cage has won an Oscar, but this is the role he's waited the entirety of his career's second act to play. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
1/10 No Score Yet The Dawnseeker (2018) There's no reason to watch this in a world where we've already got The Predator and its various sequels and reboots including the 2018 update.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2018
7.5/10 88% Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay (2018) It's a far superior film than its live action counterpart that's uncompromisingly violent and dark. The tone is wholly fitting for a movie focusing on remorseless killers.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Aug 28, 2018
9/10 96% To All the Boys I've Loved Before (2018) If there was any doubt that Netflix is dominating the romantic comedy genre this year, this should end the argument. It's full of heart, charm and genuine feel goods. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2018
3/10 23% The Happytime Murders (2018) Lacks any kind of wit or depth to the jokes. Berger settles on potty humor rarely seeming to challenge himself or the audience.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Aug 23, 2018
7/10 47% Like Father (2018) A smooth and steady viewing experience that comfortably relies on its cast and confident storytelling to make for an enjoyable cinematic getaway.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2018
5/10 44% The Package (2018) If penis jokes still crack you up, this might be worth checking out. For those with more discerning comedic tastes, don't bother unwrapping this one.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2018
9.5/10 92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) Might not be a game-changing romcom, but it's exactly the shot in the arm the genre needed. It's got all the makings of a pop cultural phenomenon and a ready-made franchise.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
10/10 91% The Death of Superman (2018) Rivals Batman: Under the Red Hood and Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths as the best the studio has done.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Aug 7, 2018
3/10 19% The Titan (2018) At first, it seems like the film is going to make good on its sci-fi thriller premise before it devolves into a boring, silly monster movie.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
9/10 71% Christopher Robin (2018) Delivers exactly what Winnie the Pooh fans would expect with charm to spare, a slew of heartfelt moments and the kind of genuinely sweet film we need more of in 2018.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
2/10 21% How It Ends (2018) Should begin with you not loading this one in your Netflix queue. It has potential, but squanders all of its goodwill and audience patience by the time the end credits roll. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2018
10/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) Incorporates all of the best elements of the five films to make one of the most exhilarating, explosive and exciting action extravaganzas ever put on the big screen.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2018
9.5/10 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) By the time the film concludes, I'm hoping Washington and Fuqua are willing to make a second exception to release a third installment. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
9/10 38% Occupation (2018) If you're a sci-fi action fan, this should definitely make your 2018 viewing list.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
7/10 80% A.i. Tales (2018) There's some really good, decent and underwhelming efforts. Naturally the big question is if it's worth the time investment? ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
4/10 13% The Kissing Booth (2018) Largely for its pre-teen audience as its flaws will likely stand out like an unwanted cold sore on prom night for those outside of its target demographic.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2018
9.5/10 88% Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) Delivers giant sized laughs, fun thrills and is all together a perfectly timed chapter of Phase 3 to loosen the mood up for MCU fans.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
2/10 9% Escape Plan 2: Hades (2018) Hades has a fraction of the creativity, sidelines the main draw and is the equivalent of a cinematic prison sentence.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2018
9.5/10 90% Set It Up (2018) Such a fun, enjoyable and funny romantic comedy it probably would have been the biggest box office hit in the genre since The Proposal. Lucky for Netflix and its viewers. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2018
6/10 57% Hotel Artemis (2018) Hotel Artemis would have make for an excellent Netflix original that's a welcome bonus to stumble onto on an otherwise boring night. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2018
9.5/10 94% Incredibles 2 (2018) Worth the surprisingly long wait. Is it a superior sequel to Director/Writer Brad Bird's first spin with the Parr family? It's close, but not quite. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 14, 2018
8.5/10 80% The Jurassic Games (2018) Clearly not meant to be mistaken for high art, but if you're looking for a film that isn't meant to be taken seriously, this is a really fun option.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2018
5/10 68% Ocean's 8 (2018) Debbie's crew basically has to contend with a few outmatched security guards, which makes the heist feel way too easy. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 7, 2018
5.5/10 80% Batman Ninja (2018) This take wasn't for me, but there's a lot to admire about this effort if for no other reason than shaking up the Batman animated movie formula and trying something different.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2018
7.5/10 39% Anon (2018) An unsatisfying final act spoils some of the fun, but Anon is an otherwise engaging effort and worth checking out on Netflix. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2018
8/10 70% Ibiza (2018) One of those movies that's going to appeal to anyone who believes in true love... or simply acted like a straight fool on vacation with their buddies.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted Jun 2, 2018
8/10 70% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) If anything, Solo proves the spin-off side is far more daring, creative and respectful for fans who don't want their Star Wars memories treated like Bantha poodoo.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 16, 2018
9/10 83% Deadpool 2 (2018) After the heaviness of Avengers: Infinity War, Deadpool 2 arrives just in time to pants the comic book movie genre with more hilarity and craziness than before.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 15, 2018
2/10 0% Day of the Dead: Bloodline (2018) If you're hungry for a good zombie homage to Romero's work, look no further than Zack Snyder's Dawn of the Dead. Bloodline is just plain rotten.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 7, 2018
9/10 67% Candy Jar (2018) Candy Jar is a surprisingly sweet and touching teen romance drama that goes down easy and had me craving seconds. ‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 6, 2018
6.5/10 21% Terminal (2018) Undoubtedly one of 2018's best looking films. It's visually stunning with mesmerizing cinematography, but lacks enough substance to match its dazzling looks.‐ Lyles' Movie Files
Read More | Posted May 2, 2018