Articles by Matt Rooney

About Matt Rooney (22 Articles)
<p>Matt Rooney is a stateless man who wanders from town to town, righting wrongs and bringing men to justice. Those who encounter him say he stands at 6 feet 7 inches and rides a white bronco. Songs have been sung and tales told of his adventures, but few have met the man himself. He occasionally writes movie reviews. Visit his website at http://rooneyreviews.com/</p>

Pete’s Dragon

August 15, 2016 // 0 Comments

"['Pete's Dragon'] is effortlessly magical in its simplicity: something we can attribute to director David Lowery’s assured direction." [...]

Bad Moms

August 2, 2016 // 0 Comments

"['Bad Moms'] proves that females can truly lead an R-rated, filthy-minded comedy—a genre that is usually reserved for the men." [...]

Independence Day: Resurgence

June 25, 2016 // 0 Comments

"It’s not just that the movie is beyond stupid, it’s that it embraces and furthers the desensitization of modern audiences by exacting complete, immeasurable destruction while showing zero reaction to it." [...]

Finding Dory

June 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

"Within 'Finding' Dory there’s a movie that’s sweet, funny, endearing but also too disappointing for comfort." [...]

The Conjuring 2

June 10, 2016 // 0 Comments

"... even when Wan tries to save some of the magic with genuinely thoughtful, creative scenes, the terror has already gone." [...]

Reboots and the Safety of Your Childhood

June 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Kids look up at the monolith and say, “Yay! Ghostbusters!” and “That looks so cool!” In their enthusiastic awes is where I see something special: The part of me—and indeed all lovers of any fandom—that still marvels at the wonder of the movies. [...]

All the Way

May 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

"... when the discussions are this good, with dialogue that crackles with desperation and passion, there’s never such a thing as too much." [...]

The General

May 6, 2016 // 0 Comments

"... from the largest train to the tiniest rock, using them with such hilarious grace and precision, and then prat falling on his ass for good measure." [...]

Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday

March 21, 2016 // 0 Comments

"I thought this would be a nostalgic but still wildly creative, oddball romp. But I was wrong. Oh Lord and mercy how I was wrong." [...]
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