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Rob Vaux

Rob Vaux

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

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Showing 51 - 100 of 1997
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B- 60% The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014) "Even Jackson seems a little weary of Middle-earth by now, a land whose cinematic history The Battle of the Five Armies brings to an overly delayed close. " ‐
Posted Dec 18, 2014
A 80% Starman (1984) " We see a sweet side to the director that never appeared anywhere else: an emotional palate that he rarely indulged in, but which he handles with surprising grace and subtlety. " ‐
Posted Dec 16, 2014
B- 56% Dune (1984) " It's bad - as bad as they come - but also built to last, and as the years roll on, its fascinating qualities continue to grow. " ‐
Posted Dec 15, 2014
C 27% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) "A well-meaning movie directed by one of the greatest filmmakers of all time who just can't get his finger on the pulse of this story. " ‐
Posted Dec 12, 2014
D 13% The Pyramid (2014) "Ah, found footage: my old nemesis. We meet again. " ‐
Posted Dec 7, 2014
A 98% The Babadook (2014) "It wants to get to the core of our fears: the ones that don't need a fright mask to keep us up at night. " ‐
Posted Dec 7, 2014
D 7% Supergirl (1984) "A festering dump of bad ideas, corny lines and Hollywood excess. " ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2014
B 41% V/H/S: Viral (2014) "I credit it for really engaging with our culture's omnipresent voyeurism instead of just using it as an excuse to cut the budget. " ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2014
B+ 65% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) " It doesn't pull the trick off quite as slickly as it should, but it never fails to engage us and more importantly, it leaves us wanting more. " ‐
Posted Nov 24, 2014
B 82% Night of the Comet (1984) "The irreverence at the perceived end of the world constitutes Night of the Comet's biggest selling point: borrowing some of the cheekiness that George A. Romero used so well, and making it the main dish rather than the garnish. " ‐
Posted Nov 18, 2014
C 29% Dumb and Dumber To (2014) " Its overall desperation makes it a much more depressing experience than the first one, despite sporadic fits of humor. " ‐
Posted Nov 17, 2014
Posted Nov 17, 2014
A 94% A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984) " Not since the shower scene in Psycho did one director discover our most intimate vulnerabilities: in bed, while we're asleep, in a state of consciousness where absolutely no one could help us. " ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2014
D 25% Silent Night, Deadly Night (1984) " It had its moment and then vanished, like all garbage does. " ‐
Posted Nov 11, 2014
B+ 89% Big Hero 6 (2014) "With this film, Disney expresses a willingness to test new waters in a genre flirting with stagnation. " ‐
Posted Nov 8, 2014
B 71% Interstellar (2014) "Whenever Christopher Nolan has something to say, it pays to listen. " ‐
Posted Nov 8, 2014
D+ 17% C.H.U.D. (Chud) (1984) "Boring in the extreme, lurching along in search of diversion before fitfully delivering what the customers presumably paid to see. " ‐
Posted Oct 24, 2014
C 75% Dreamscape (1984) "I really wanted Dreamscape to work and when I was younger, it probably worked better. " ‐
Posted Oct 24, 2014
F 67% Ninja III: The Domination (1984) "It distills the 80s down into diamond-hard pellets, dumps them into a shotgun, and unloads both barrels right in your face. " ‐
Posted Oct 24, 2014
F 33% Sheena (1984) "An earnest mid-80s attempt to bring a comic-book heroine to life in ways that make Halle Berry's Catwoman look like Anne Hathaway's Catwoman. " ‐
Posted Oct 24, 2014
B+ 28% House on Haunted Hill (1999) "In our post-torture-porn era of gloom and doom, its ebullience feels like a breath of fresh air. " ‐
Posted Oct 24, 2014
A 91% All of Me (1984) "His manic thrashing actually hides a very measured and deliberate performance. We can see the twin halves of his body struggling to work in sync, turning a simple walk to the bathroom into a piece of comedic gold. " ‐
Posted Oct 24, 2014
A- 92% Birdman (2014) "I don't expect to see a lot of movies like this, nor do I want to. It wouldn't be as special otherwise. " ‐
Posted Oct 24, 2014
D+ 7% Ouija (2014) "The sheer brazen chutzpah of turning a horror movie into an advertisement may be the most original concept here, all the more bizarre because of the horrors unfurled by the product in question. " ‐
Posted Oct 24, 2014
B 85% John Wick (2014) " If we've learned nothing else from the movies, it's that you don't mess with a man's dog. Because said man is likely some supreme ultimate bad-ass who goes on to kill you, your idiot buddies and the massive criminal organization to which you belong. " ‐
Posted Oct 24, 2014
B+ 88% Gone Girl (2014) "Gone Girl jumps right into the thick of the gender gap at a time when women's rights are in the news every day. " ‐
Posted Oct 3, 2014
C- 29% Annabelle (2014) "This couple could have avoided all of it just by acting with the intelligence God gave the average stink beetle. " ‐
Posted Oct 3, 2014
B+ 61% The Equalizer (2014) "Solid revenge porn: the kind that lets you be a grown-up in the most childish way possible. That's not a criticism. " ‐
Posted Sep 26, 2014
B- 67% Space Station 76 (2014) "It's almost as hard to hate Space Station 76 as it is to recommend it without an apologetic grin. " ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2014
B 64% The Maze Runner (2014) "It presumes nothing and works hard to make us respect it, a sign of good filmmaking first and franchise building second. " ‐
Posted Sep 19, 2014
A- No Score Yet Devoured (2014) "Olliver borrows more than his share from Polanski, but never hides his inspiration, and indeed does justice to it instead of just regurgitating its tricks. " ‐
Posted Sep 5, 2014
C- 26% As Above, So Below (2014) "Dear horror movies, ENOUGH WITH THE GODDAMN SHAKY-CAM! " ‐
Posted Aug 29, 2014
C 60% Cloak and Dagger (1984) "For a movie so obsessed with the line between reality and make-believe, it never knows which side it wants to be on. " ‐
Posted Aug 13, 2014
C+ 53% Red Dawn (1984) "Red Dawn knows what it wants to say; it just has a hard time saying it, and too often it goes for the easy score instead of really delving into the possibilities of the scenario. " ‐
Posted Aug 12, 2014
A 72% The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai (1984) "A one-film franchise that never was, too daft and marvelous to expand any further. " ‐
Posted Aug 11, 2014
C 21% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014) "When you walk in braced for a howler, the occasional good point feels like an unexpected surprise, and even the worst moments are more "been there, done that" than "holy cow this stinks!" " ‐
Posted Aug 8, 2014
B 91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) "Nothing ruins a good movie more than calling it a great one, and while Guardians of the Galaxy is good, no one will mistake it for a high point in the MCU. " ‐
Posted Jul 31, 2014
A- 66% Lucy (2014) "Lucy is either the dumbest smart film or the smartest dumb film I've ever seen. " ‐
Posted Jul 25, 2014
D 69% Revenge of the Nerds (1984) "The kind of movie you saw on video when it was still forbidden fruit and loved it, only to find it much uglier with the rose-colored glasses removed. " ‐
Posted Jul 22, 2014
A- 81% The Neverending Story (1984) "Something dark, entrancing and even a little special. " ‐
Posted Jul 21, 2014
C 44% Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014) "Even if it doesn't offer anything truly memorable, no one will suffer any permanent damage to sit through it. " ‐
Posted Jul 18, 2014
B 56% The Purge: Anarchy (2014) "The Purge films are resolutely trash, but they can be great trash if you let them, and they really do tug at the fundaments of our psyche. " ‐
Posted Jul 18, 2014
A 90% Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014) "We're seeing the beauty of simplicity at work here: good storytelling married to interesting characters and meaty concepts. " ‐
Posted Jul 10, 2014
A 97% Life Itself (2014) "Life Itself inspires not only those of us who followed [Ebert's] work, but anyone who's looked tough times in the face " ‐
Posted Jul 4, 2014
C+ 28% Deliver Us from Evil (2014) "Deliver Us from Evil can't escape the clich├ęs and silliness that the subgenre inevitably holds, though for a while, director Scott Derrickson convinces us that something better is in the works. " ‐
Posted Jul 4, 2014
C+ 48% Earth to Echo (2014) "The thumbs down comes reluctantly, and had audience motion sickness not gotten involved, it might have done much better for itself. " ‐
Posted Jul 2, 2014
D 18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) "It's big, dumb and ugly, but you can also avoid it pretty readily if you want. " ‐
Posted Jun 28, 2014
A 95% Snowpiercer (2014) "Easily one of the best science fiction films of the year. " ‐
Posted Jun 27, 2014
A 92% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) "A beautiful dream that helps us deal with the slings and arrows of our banal real world with a little more pluck. " ‐
Posted Jun 26, 2014
A- 85% Gremlins (1984) "Dante thrives in the spaces between comfort and terror: that mischievous place where you're never quite sure if the monsters are kidding or not. " ‐
Posted Jun 10, 2014
A 97% Ghostbusters (1984) "Ghostbusters thrives on the fine line between taking it all seriously enough to be scary, then poking fun at it in the most creative ways possible. " ‐
Posted Jun 9, 2014
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