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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 0% Muck (2015) " Muck isn't a horror movie - it's a wannabe skinflick that would ignore an on-screen kill if the actress' breasts were jiggling in the slightest. Because bewbz! " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 30, 2015
7/10 67% WolfCop (2015) " This is another funky midnight movie that probably shouldn't work, but thanks to Lowell Dean's commitment to horror punnery, WolfCop is a perfect cult classic full of bloody transformations, throat-rips, and werewolf law enforcers. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 30, 2015
8/10 100% Turbo Kid " Turbo Kid is a magical can't-miss experience that's like a Saturday morning cartoon turned into an apocalyptic 80s fever-dream. A stunning visual masterpiece that redefines the phrase "low-budget filmmaking." " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 21, 2015
3.5/5 64% Zombeavers (2015) " If you sat through the Zombeavers trailer and chuckled at the concept, let me assure you that Jordan Rubin delivers bucktoothed carnage exactly as advertised. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 19, 2015
7/10 100% Spy (2015) " Paul Feig once again shows that he understands how to draw only the best out of Melissa McCarthy, which ensures that Spy is a hilarious espionage thriller that doesn't skimp on the action. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 18, 2015
5/10 30% Get Hard (2015) " Unfortunately, Hart and Ferrell just couldn't get hard enough for me. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 18, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet Deathgasm " Deathgasm is the ultimate midnight movie (for metalheads especially), hitting on notes of horror insanity that blend face-melting riffage with equally outstanding practical effects. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 16, 2015
8/10 86% Furious 7 (2015) " Furious 7 is an in-your-face assault of awesomeness under the guidance of James Wan, who saves a more lax story by orchestrating a metallic ballet of kick-ass proportions. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 16, 2015
6/10 100% Adult Beginners (2015) " Adult Beginners benefits from a strong cast that showcases Nick Kroll's ability to blend cynicism and drama, despite working with a story that only offers a few new insights. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
8/10 No Score Yet The Final Girls " The Finals Girls is a hilarious treat that pays proper respect to an era of horror that's beloved for its goofy cheesiness, yet Todd Strauss-Schulson's film never feels cheap, shoddy or weak. Quite the opposite, in fact. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Nina Forever " The Blaine brothers' first feature is twisted, bloody, cheeky fun, but engaging performances from Hardingham and O'Shaughnessy create a combative fireworks show that impresses the most. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
5/10 No Score Yet Something Wicked (2014) " Something Wicked is just another romantic thriller that's derailed by obvious plot turns and a crazy notion that murder and love go hand in hand. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 15, 2015
7/10 80% Unfriended (2015) " Unfriended is a terrifying cyber nightmare for today's generation of laptop-loving teenagers who think trolls are the worst thing the internet has to offer. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 13, 2015
7/10 No Score Yet Avenged (2015) " Playing out like The Crow meets I Spit On Your Grave with a Native American twist, Avenged is frenzied, ferocious, and a bloody good revenge story. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 3, 2015
6/10 25% Kidnapping Mr. Heineken (2015) " In the world of beers, Kidnapping Mr. Heineken is a frothy, average lager that doesn't quite overpower your senses. Sometimes, though, that's exactly what you're looking for. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 1, 2015
4/10 38% Ejecta (2015) " Ejecta is just another sci-fi flick without a true identity, playing off extraterrestrial stereotypes that have been used time and time again. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Mar 1, 2015
5/10 14% The Lazarus Effect (2015) " If you slammed the heads of Lucy and Carrie together, The Lazarus Effect would be the messy aftermath left on the ground. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 27, 2015
4/10 16% Hot Tub Time Machine 2 (2015) " Hot Tub Time Machine 2 is the kid in class who makes fart noises for a quick laugh, only he doesn't stop for an hour and a half - and he never gets funnier. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 19, 2015
3/10 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) " Calling Dumb And Dumber To a comedy is a monumental stretch, because I typically laugh during comedies. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 17, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet Misogynist " Misogynist is far too slight to say anything monumental, which makes its sick view towards woman weightless and hateful in the face of redundant victimization. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 17, 2015
6/10 67% Girl House (2015) " Girlhouse is just another nudie horror flick at first glance, but a strong finale finishes things off with a bloody, satisfying moneyshot. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 16, 2015
7/10 53% Digging Up the Marrow (2015) " Digging Up The Marrow is a tense, confident, and gorgeously terrifying monster movie that turns Alex Pardee's artistry into vibrant, eye-catching horrors. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 16, 2015
7/10 56% Suburban Gothic (2015) " Suburban Gothic is a hipster's Poltergeist that boasts more of Richard Bates Jr.'s darkly comedic wit, but more importantly, it's a strong second feature that showcases one of the more vibrant up-and-coming horror filmmakers the genre has to offer. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 15, 2015
7/10 80% WYRMWOOD: Road Of The Dead (2015) " Wyrmwood: Road Of The Dead leaves the competition choking on its dust (and a few zombie guts), as the Roache-Turner brothers do their Aussie-influences proud in this full-throttle horror debut. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 12, 2015
7/10 95% Nightcrawler (2014) " Jake Gyllenhaal is better than the sum of Nightcrawler's parts, but the film is still a riveting, horrific exploitation that blurs the lines between American greed and the American dream. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 10, 2015
8/10 96% What We Do In The Shadows (2015) " What We Do In The Shadows boasts the subtle wit of a Christopher Guest mockumentary without disregarding a vampire film's bloody nature, scoring memorable laughs through satire and gore alike. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 9, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet Zombie Killers: Elephant's Graveyard (2015) " CGI zombie deer, CGI zombie fish, and CGI zombie bears - Oh, no! " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 8, 2015
5/10 13% Seventh Son (2015) " Seventh Son is a fantastical adventure we've seen time and time again, filled with animated monsters, vapid characters and a female villain that barely rises above being a crazy ex-girlfriend. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 4, 2015
5/10 78% The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge Out of Water (2015) " Eight-year-old me probably would have found SpongeBob's antics vastly more entertaining, but alas, I now need my seagull poop jokes coupled with something more substantial. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Feb 3, 2015
5/10 37% Black or White (2015) " Black Or White asks the right questions, but never gets around to answering them, instead finding itself caught up in stereotypes and cutesy storytelling that often feels like a Hallmark message. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 30, 2015
5/10 74% Amira & Sam (2015) " Martin Starr and Dina Shihabi build a wonderful chemistry between their characters, but a heartwarming nature is struck down by an unbalanced script that struggles to speak volumes about the unfortunate state of American social norms. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 29, 2015
6/10 18% Alien Outpost (2015) " Alien Outpost delivers aliens, outposts, and a surprisingly more in-tune action watch than expected. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 26, 2015
4/10 No Score Yet Gnome Alone (Legend) (2015) " Gnome Alone attempts to channel the "success" of previous Leprechaun movies, but Troyer simply doesn't exude the same sinister charm that Warwick Davis once found. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 25, 2015
5/10 No Score Yet The Atticus Institute (2015) " The Atticus Institute is a blast from the past, but it's not a very scary one. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 24, 2015
6/10 11% The Boy Next Door (2015) " When we're all sitting in a midnight screening of The Boy Next Door someday, throwing home-baked cookies at the screen, I'll be the one shouting "I told you so!" " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 23, 2015
7/10 82% Black Sea (2015) " Black Sea presents a unique twist on heist movies, and while the human drama may feel a bit clunky, the sum of all parts moves nicely from start to finish. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 19, 2015
8/10 86% Killers (2015) " Killers is born from the nightmares of evening news stories and the YouTube-obsessed generation we live in, dissecting the psyche of a murderer from a multitude of revealing angles. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 19, 2015
5/10 49% Cake (2015) " Jennifer Aniston's performance might be worth biting into, but Cake lacks an emotional depth that much more appealing treats tend to showcase. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 19, 2015
5/10 28% Dark Summer (2015) " Dark Summer starts with the best of intentions, establishing a strong cyber-thriller background, but a sleepy ghost story sullies what intrigue director Paul Solet initially builds. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 14, 2015
5/10 34% Blackhat (2015) " Blackhat is a sparkless cyber-thriller in which Chris Hemsworth's most worthy adversary is a shirt with buttons, as he constantly fights a losing battle to keep them fastened. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 14, 2015
2.5/5 70% Honeymoon (2014) " It's a serviceable watch that I'm sure some horror fans will absolutely eat up, and it's always wonderful to see another female horror filmmaker throwing her hat in the ring, but Honeymoon just wasn't my dream vacation. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 5, 2015
5/10 84% Predestination (2015) " Predestination is a befuddling beauty, so rich in concept yet lacking in approach. There are more plot-twists here than M. Night Shyamalan could shake a stick at, but the unfortunate factor is that each one only becomes more predictable than the last. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 5, 2015
7/10 94% The Search For General Tso (2015) " The Search For General Tso reveals everything you need to know about the Americanized dish, tempting your tastebuds while sneakily teaching a history lesson or two along the way. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Jan 4, 2015
7/10 73% American Sniper (2015) " Eastwood is mostly able to balance intensity and emotionality throughout this wartime drama thanks to a deeply unflinching turn by Bradley Cooper. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 30, 2014
6/10 81% [REC] 4: Apocalypse (2015) " Apocalypse is the weakest [REC] entry to date, but it's still a bloody enough finale to end the famed "zombie" franchise on. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 28, 2014
7/10 90% A Most Violent Year (2015) " J.C. Chandor's latest period piece strays favorably from the path of typical gangster films, giving both Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain ample room to flex their professional dominance. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 28, 2014
5/10 51% Unbroken (2014) " Unbroken is safely bland and unfortunately emotionless, feeling more like a reenactment than a proper cinematic retelling of Louis Zamperini's tremendous legacy. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 21, 2014
6/10 46% The Gambler (2014) " Mark Wahlberg puts forth one of his better efforts in The Gambler, a character study that's more "Hollywood" than "deeply reflective." " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 16, 2014
5/10 30% Loitering With Intent (2015) " While these characters might be loitering with intent, they're doing so without conviction, consequence or exuberance. " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 16, 2014
2/10 9% The Pyramid (2014) " The Pyramid puts ketchup on its hot dog (it's that bad). " ‐ We Got This Covered
Posted Dec 7, 2014
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