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Brent McKnight

Brent McKnight
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 48% Black Water: Abyss (2020) Never tries to be much beyond a slice of B-movie man-versus-nature terror, but it does what it does effectively and efficiently, providing tension, scares, and gnashing crocodile teeth.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2020
A- 88% The Witch: Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) Plenty bloody and brutal and un-freaking-hinged, and full of twists and shifts, the work done earlier gives the rampaging chaos more a more emotional oomph than simply watching cannon fodder villains get dismantled in vicious, gory fashion.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 29, 2020
C+ 74% The Rental (2020) A paint-by-number horror thriller. However, it does what it does well enough, knows not to overstay its welcome, and a fantastic cast ensures the film at least remains watchable throughout.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2020
B No Score Yet I Come With The Rain (2009) A violent, atmospheric neo-noir detective yarn.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B 72% Micmacs (Micmacs à tire-larigot) (2010) Jeunet is going for a Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton kind of thing, trying to tell a story visually, but that doesn't mean that he can't explore some of the deeper elements. While "Micmacs" is still a good, fun movie, it could have been so much more.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C+ 26% Ninja Assassin (2009) The film has all of the elements I want out of a ninja movie, which is basically a crap load of ninjas and an excessive amount of ninja fights. In this incarnation, apparently every time a ninja does pretty much anything, blood explodes.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B- 30% Pandorum (2009) Alvar has a definite talent for the visual aspects of storytelling, so even when the plot comes off of the rails the film looks pretty, and he's fond of cranking up the tension, which drives the film speedily along.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
A 90% House (Hausu) (1977) One minute it's bouncy and perky and full of gonzo airbrushed backdrops, and the next a girl is drowning in a river of blood while a man turns into bananas. You can't take your eyes off the screen or you'll miss something truly nuts and awe inspiring.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B- 15% Fireball (Muay Thai Dunk) (2009) For years now I've been staying that what basketball really needs is more spin kicks and flying knees.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B 38% Dante 01 (2008) "Dante 01" is a lot of things. It is a science fiction movie, a horror film, a Christ story, and a futuristic retelling of a classic myth, among others. Dark, gloomy, and atmospheric, it has a superb feel and aesthetic that is mostly equaled by the story.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B 82% City Island (2010) I can't help but think of a Wes Anderson movie populated by the real working class family of a prison guard and a secretary instead of caricatures of pretentious intellectuals.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B- 60% The Horseman (2008) A rugged, badass tale of revenge.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
A+ 74% Piranha 3-D (2010) "Piranha" makes the best use of 3D technology in movie history.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C No Score Yet A Dangerous Man (2009) "A Dangerous Man" isn't one of Seagal's best movies, but it's far from his worst. ‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B- 62% Salt (2010) "Salt" may not be as smart as it wants to be, and there are some enormous problems with the script and the direction, but if you go in looking for an entertaining action flick, and not an elaborate psychological mind-game, it's worth watching‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B 79% Solitary Man (2010) Movie often romanticize people who live every day like it may be their last, who live like there is no tomorrow. "Solitary Man" shows the other side of that, the loneliness, the broken relationships, the burned bridges, and the pain left behind.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B 72% Machete (2010) Starts out at a dead run and doesn't bother to slow down. There is a lot of story for a movie that never goes more than a few minutes between moments of absurd and brutal violence.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C+ No Score Yet Damage (2009) A pretty standard plot, but with strong action and surprisingly good acting.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B 93% The Town (2010) Good if banal.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C- 22% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) As soon as I walked out of the theater it was completely gone from my consciousness.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B 51% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) How come the most genuinely affecting, emotional movie of the year is about animated owls?‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C- 49% The Human Centipede (First Sequence) (2010) Not nearly as shocking as it thinks it is.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C No Score Yet Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009) A decent enough movie, especially amidst the throngs of low-budget DTV crime flicks.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B 72% Red (2010) Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. There are enough bullets to wage a small war, frantic hand-to-hand combat, and a ton of explosions. ‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C No Score Yet Hunt to Kill (2010) It may take a while to get there, and take a few questionable turns along the way, the last third of the film is fully worth waiting for.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B 81% The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2010) Minimal, but a tense, effective suspense thriller.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B- 43% Faster (2010) A badass homage to '70s revenge and action films.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C 40% Due Date (2010) You know what's funny? Masturbating dogs. Masturbating dogs are funny. At least the folks behind "Due Date" think so.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C+ 14% And Soon the Darkness (2010) While not terribly original, "And Soon the Darkness" is an entertaining film that, within genre confines, delivers exactly what it promises-tension, suspense, and a story that catches and holds your attention throughout. ‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
B+ 90% The Fighter (2010) A story of comebacks, in life, love, family, and boxing. At times it can be kind of a mess, where you're not entirely sure what the real story is, but the strength of the acting carries you through the rough patches.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C 31% How Do You Know (2010) Earnest and watchable, there are some incredibly funny moments, but in the end, this isn't anything more than a middle-of-the-road rom-com.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
A 40% 2012 (2009) "2012" crammed all of the awesome bits from every disaster movie into a single, incredible cinematic achievement. Do yourself a favor, watch "2012" and feel the circuitry of your brain melt into a steaming ball of flaming wreckage. ‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C- 51% Tron Legacy (2010) Gorgeous to look at, but completely empty in every other regard.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C 11% Season of the Witch (2011) Mis-marketed as an epic, 14th century adventure, this is one of the funniest, most ridiculous movies in a long time. "Season" borders on slapstick, and even more moments when you fully expect the entire cast of "Monty Python" poke around a corner.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2020
C- 24% The Dilemma (2011) Prepare to be annoyed by endless sports metaphors, but hey, at least there's Clint Howard in the obligatory weird-little-man role he has in all of his brother's films, so there's that. ‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C+ 44% The Green Hornet (2011) "The Green Hornet" is a decently entertaining film, and nothing more spectacular than that and never comes close to living up to its full potential.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C- 50% Stone (2010) The film falls into a middling holding pattern and hangs out there for most of the film.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C- 21% The Rite (2011) 'The Rite' begins well enough, though along the way, things go horribly wrong. ‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C 53% The Mechanic (2011) A run-of-the-mill Jason Statham action vehicle, in the best and worst ways.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C 30% Sanctum (2011) At the high moments, it is an edge of your seat kind of thriller where the tension constantly creeps upwards, and the characters are in real, immediate danger. Only those moments are far too few and far between.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C- 40% The Eagle (2011) You can feel where the filmmakers reigned themselves in and pulled back, and the result is that "The Eagle" feels castrated. In trying to make a movie for everyone, they made a movie for no one.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C+ 78% Barney's Version (2011) The film never coalesces, and despite the positive bits, the story is simply too long, too rambling, and too obvious to be completely successful. ‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C 54% Unknown (2011) While this wants to be much more important and deep than it is, it's ultimatley a mediocre suspense film that morphs into an action vehicle along the way.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
D 33% I Am Number Four (2011) Teen angst, this is my friend, aliens. Aliens, meet my old pal, teen angst. ‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
B- 28% Take Me Home Tonight (2011) "Take Me Home Tonight" isn't anything original. However, that doesn't stop the movie from having some big laughs and a certain charm that does actually make you nostalgic for this kind of film.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C 21% Beastly (2011) The story is so contrived it's almost physically painful. Everything is laughably bad, everything. But somewhere along the line, I found myself emotionally invested in this syrupy nonsense on the screen.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C+ 71% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) Paranoia, a looming, faceless authority, religion, and the true nature of individual identity, among other Philip K Dick favorites.‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C 36% Battle: Los Angeles (2011) Over the years movies have taught many important lessons, chief among these are don't retire, never retire, nothing good will come of it. ‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
C 10% Red Riding Hood (2011) Here is all you really need to know about "Red Riding Hood"-Gary Oldman tortures a mentally handicapped boy in what is best described as a giant metal torture elephant. ‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2020
B 90% Fubar: Balls to the Wall (2010) "I suggest you take up another sport, like knitting."‐ The Last Thing I See
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2020