Josh Hurst

Josh Hurst

Agrees with the Tomatometer 66% of the time.

Biography:
Talented, handsome, and modest to a fault, Josh Hurst obsessively writes about music and film at his blog, Stuck Between Stations. Though his friends call him a film snob, Josh prefers to think of himself as having broad cinematic horizons and sophisticated tastes. His favorite films of all time include the Three Colors trilogy, The Royal Tenenbaums, Almost Famous, Raising Arizona, and the Lord of the Rings trilogy, though he'll always have a special place in his heart for the silly sight gags and punny wordplay of Airplane! and Top Secret! When he grows up, Josh wants to be just like Jeffrey Overstreet.
Publications:
Christianity Today , Looking Closer
Total Reviews:
43

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 1 - 43 of 43
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2.5/4 38% Blue Like Jazz (2012) " Christian moviegoers will find much to challenge them, but those hoping Don's journey leads him to a clear understanding of the gospel might find it a bit unsatisfying." — Christianity Today
Posted Apr 13, 2012
1.5/4 24% The Three Musketeers (2011) " By the time we see sword fights onboard airships, the movie finally realizes what it needs to be -- goofy, silly fun. Too bad that comes after 90 minutes of failed opportunities." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 24, 2011
3.5/4 85% The Ides of March (2011) " To make this out to be a movie about politics is like making The West Wing out to be a show about politics. It's certainly there, but it isn't really the focus. This is really a film about moral compromise, and the deterioration of a man's soul." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 7, 2011
3/4 76% Rejoice & Shout (2011) " The music is presented here as a rich, ever-evolving, and continually inspiring thing -- and that's reason enough for rejoicing." — Christianity Today
Posted Jun 3, 2011
2.5/4 81% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) " It all feels fresh and new again, and a closing scene makes it obvious a third movie is in the works. And I say, bring it on." — Christianity Today
Posted May 28, 2011
2/4 72% Hanna (2011) " This thriller about a teen assassin packs plenty of visual style, but the story rings surprisingly hollow." — Christianity Today
Posted Apr 8, 2011
3.5/4 96% True Grit (2010) " Bridges is a riot, and Damon proves himself once again. But it's Steinfeld who most amazes; more than a child actor, she's an actual performer, playing a character. " — Christianity Today
Posted Feb 25, 2011
1.5/4 19% Just Go with It (2011) " It's funny enough in places and with a few moments of real feeling. Too bad that for the rest of the movie, the bar's been set far too low." — Christianity Today
Posted Feb 25, 2011
3.5/4 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " Some might see it as a great hipster parable, a postmodern epic for the Nintendo generation; I think it's simply a triumph of dizzying cinematic style, and it never misses a beat." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 24, 2010
3/4 73% Iron Man 2 (2010) " The best part of Iron Man 2 is Gwyneth Paltrow, and not just because of her energy and wit, or even her chemistry with the leading man. She's also the film's beating heart." — Christianity Today
Posted May 7, 2010
1.5/4 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) " All attempts at profundity are silenced by the deafening anger at the movie's core. And the deeper the film delves into its layered plot, the more ludicrous it becomes." — Christianity Today
Posted Mar 5, 2010
3/4 61% Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (2009) " The end credits display a wide array of classic album covers -- from Bob Dylan to U2, The Clash to Tom Waits. That reveals what's at the movie's heart: A love for rock 'n' roll." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 30, 2009
0/4 25% Law Abiding Citizen (2009) " Shamelessly crass and blatantly stupid. There oughta be laws against films like this." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 31, 2009
3/4 92% Ponyo (2009) " The film's joys are numerous, and most of them are small and simple. To start with, the animation -- all hand-drawn -- is simply breathtaking." — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 18, 2009
3.5/4 93% L'Heure d'été (Summer Hours) (2009) " Echoes of so many other great Binoche movies: The haunted quality of Blue, the meditative tone of Flight of the Red Balloon, even the celebratory mood of Dan in Real Life." — Christianity Today
Posted Jun 24, 2009
3.5/4 56% The Soloist (2009) " Remarkable! A small, intimate kind of movie that deserves to be cradled and cherished, not slathered in crass award-show buzz and industry politics." — Christianity Today
Posted Apr 24, 2009
1.5/4 66% The Escapist (2008) " It's simply an experiment in throwing a familiar premise into a blender and seeing how it looks once it's all chopped up." — Christianity Today
Posted Apr 3, 2009
2/4 72% Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) " It's about a tenth as entertaining as, say, Monsters, Inc. -- one of the lesser Pixar movies -- and it doesn't reach the same heights as DreamWorks' previous monster franchise, Shrek." — Christianity Today
Posted Mar 27, 2009
2/4 12% Pink Panther 2 (2009) " It's pretty dumb, and it's predictable, and, a year from now, not many people will remember it." — Christianity Today
Posted Feb 6, 2009
3/4 25% Four Christmases (2008) " Very funny, very touching, and very real, and it's not too hard to believe that, though it might not be remembered as a classic, it'll become a holiday favorite for many." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 26, 2008
2.5/4 59% Flash of Genius (2008) " For those who enjoy this sort of inspiring, true-life story and are able to sort through the good and the bad in its central character, Flash of Genius is a smart choice." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 3, 2008
3.5/4 78% Burn After Reading (2008) " A deliriously funny and delightful comedy, another exceptional movie from a creative team that seems boundlessly skilled and imaginative no matter the genre." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 12, 2008
3/4 55% Step Brothers (2008) " If you like Judd Apatow's bawdy R-rated comedies and Ferrell's inspired silliness, Step Brothers may be the most riotously funny film this side of Knocked Up " — Christianity Today
Posted Jul 25, 2008
2/4 19% Meet Dave (2008) " If anything in Meet Dave surprises you, you've never seen a family movie before. Instead, go to the movie only for Murphy, whose talents really shine in this role." — Christianity Today
Posted Jul 11, 2008
4/4 96% WALL-E (2008) " Despite being subtle, sophisticated and light on dialogue, it's every bit the crowd-pleaser we expect from this studio: funny, romantic, imaginative, and utterly gripping." — Christianity Today
Posted Jun 26, 2008
1.5/4 25% Drillbit Taylor (2008) " Though certainly not a disaster, it is a move away from the style of comedy that has made Apatow and Rogen stars, and it finds them on shaky ground." — Christianity Today
Posted Mar 28, 2008
2.5/4 11% Fool's Gold (2008) " A modestly entertaining genre pick that doesn't take itself too seriously." — Christianity Today
Posted Feb 8, 2008
2/4 24% P.S. I Love You (2007) " The movie is so bent on conjuring big, sweeping emotions that it becomes a bit scattershot, starting down way too many tear-jerking roads but never going down any of them far enough to discover any real substance." — Christianity Today
Posted Dec 21, 2007
3/4 51% Bee Movie (2007) " A big-screen, 90-minute Saturday morning cartoon that's really for grown-ups, but happens to be relatively safe and thoroughly entertaining for kids, too." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 2, 2007
3.5/4 64% Dan in Real Life (2007) " There's not an iota of pretense here, not the slightest hint of hipster irony or of cynicism. It's a movie about family, made by people who know about family, who believe in family." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 26, 2007
3.5/4 68% The Darjeeling Limited (2007) " Never before has Wes Anderson seemed so indifferent toward how the film will be perceived, and, consequently, it moves as gracefully and as organically as anything he's done." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 12, 2007
2/4 61% Bug (2006) " The movie seems made for the express purpose of disorienting its viewers, causing them to sink into discomfort and dread." — Christianity Today
Posted May 25, 2007
1.5/4 34% TMNT (2007) " The long-delayed return of our Heroes in a Half Shell is big on style but low in substance." — Christianity Today
Posted Mar 27, 2007
3/4 89% Venus (2006) " O'Toole's luminous presence -- his grace and dignity, his humor and his gravity -- holds the film together and sometimes elevates it to greatness." — Christianity Today
Posted Jan 5, 2007
3/4 44% Night at the Museum (2006) " A two-hour romp through goofy humor, history-buff in-jokes, kooky physical comedy, and high-speed chase scenes. They just don't make 'em like this anymore." — Christianity Today
Posted Dec 22, 2006
0/4 —— The Visitation (2006) " Here's a 'Christian movie' that's an embarrassment to a genre that doesn't exactly have a reputation for producing great art." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 10, 2006
4/4 85% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2006) " The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada is a spiritual exploration so profound and complex that it's impossible to take it all in with one viewing." — Christianity Today
Posted Nov 2, 2006
3.5/4 71% The Science of Sleep (2006) " If cinematic weirdness is your bread and butter, The Science of Sleep is a feast for the imagination and a triumph of creativity." — Christianity Today
Posted Oct 2, 2006
1/4 13% Facing the Giants (2006) " When a film is as unintentionally corny as this one, it's anyone's guess as to how many viewers can stomach all the schmaltz for the positive message at the end." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 29, 2006
3/4 40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) " Even if it falls slightly short of super, Ex-Girlfriend is a film that's well worth having around." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 27, 2006
2/4 69% Christmas in the Clouds (2005) " The plot is just too pedestrian, the writing just too limp, and most of the characters just too boring for this to be anything more than a modestly entertaining diversion." — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 11, 2006
.5/4 3% Zoom (2006) " Despite whatever connotations its title might suggest, Zoom is a movie marked by pure laziness, made by folks who either don't know or don't care what they're doing. " — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 25, 2006
44% National Treasure (2004) Looking Closer
Posted Jan 15, 2005
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