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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 50%

Salem: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Salem gets off to a dark, creepy and occasionally melodramatic start. "

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Kelly West

2 57%

13 Sins (2014)

"An unrepentant horror-thriller, stoked with tension and grim revelations."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Kristy Puchko

3 89%

Bears (2014)

"Bears works very well as an emotional story of survival and family. But at 77-minutes, it felt a little overlong. "

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Kristy Puchko

4 20%

Transcendence (2014)

"For all of its big ideas ... Transcendence ends up lacking when it comes to translating them into a compelling story. "

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

5 53%

Heaven Is for Real (2014)

"No matter your religious preferences, you'll find it tedious and pandering - unless you worship at the altar of boredom. "

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Sean O'Connell

6 98%

Fargo: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Between the dark nature of the story, the twisted humor and the violence, Fargo is well suited for FX, and worth watching for those who like their drama bloody, gritty and a little bit funny all at once. "

Posted Apr 13, 2014

Kelly West

7 46%

Hateship Loveship (2014)

"Wiig offers a performance that is both fragile and vibrant, beautifully portraying Johanna's transformation from wallflower to risk taker. "

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Kristy Puchko

8 71%

Oculus (2014)

"The power of Oculus lies in its female leads - three generations of red-headed ladies who each bring fiery passion to this slow-burning, demonic-possession story."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Sean O'Connell

9 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Ultimately, it's a sports film for those who thought Moneyball "moved too fast for my liking." "

Posted Apr 10, 2014

Gabe Toro

10 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"A spirited journey, peppered with plucky action, some rousing musical numbers, and a dash of silly slapstick."

Posted Apr 9, 2014

Kristy Puchko

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Being Human (US): Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" Given the choice between an overly happy -- read: sappy -- ending that gives everyone exactly what they want, I'll take a bit of bittersweet if there's depth and meaning behind the loss, and I think Being Human nailed it there. "

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Kelly West

12 53%

Cuban Fury (2014)

"Though Frost does prove a charming and surprisingly fleet-footed leading man, this lovable loser tale makes some unfortunate missteps. "

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Kristy Puchko

13 59%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

"If Nymphomaniac: Volume One is an appetizer, Nymphomaniac: Volume Two is the proud main course."

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Gabe Toro

14 85%

Under the Skin (2014)

"The best movies transport us to another place. But rarely do you see that level of displacement that you get in a film like this. "

Posted Apr 8, 2014

Gabe Toro

15 96%

Silicon Valley: Season 1

" Even if Silicon Valley never becomes more than just quasi-bro-humor and a never-ending stream of geekily witty jabs at the digital upper crust, I'll still treasure it. Because Mike Judge doesn't make garbage. I give it a fleventy-five out of a flundred. "

Posted Apr 7, 2014

Nick Venable

16 98%

Game of Thrones: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" It feels like forever since the last episode of Game of Thrones, but the premiere, "Two Swords," was well worth the wait. A stellar start to the fourth season. "

Posted Apr 7, 2014

Jesse Carp

17 93%

Mistaken for Strangers (2014)

"Both inspiring and profoundly entertaining."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Kristy Puchko

18 73%

Island Of Lemurs: Madagascar (2014)

"Lovingly captures lemurs in the wild, while clearly displaying how humans have become a part of this environment for better or worse."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Kristy Puchko

19 80%

Whitewash (2014)

"Whitewash is riveting thanks to the incredible and sharply funny performance of Church."

Posted Apr 2, 2014

Kristy Puchko

20 83%

Call the Midwife: Season 3 (TV, 2014)

" It's nice to see the writers stay on topic, and it actually makes the forays into tough territory that much more interesting. If you like healthy doses of both comedy and drama in one helping, than Call the Midwife is a great show to be on board for. "

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Jessica Rawden

21 58%

Dom Hemingway (2014)

"This is a career-defining performance for Law, and it's bolstered by stellar supporting turns."

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Kristy Puchko

22 54%

Breathe In (2014)

"Enough with the dramas about frustrated older men seeking a second chance at life and love through a barely legal girl. Please."

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Kristy Puchko

23 22%

Sabotage (2014)

"In both the best and worst sense of the word, Sabotage might be the most Cro-Magnon movie ever released. "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Gabe Toro

24 77%

Noah (2014)

"Exactly the type of large-scale, ambitious, challenging, flawed, provocative and button-pushing type of cinematic experience we should hope to get when a strong-willed auteur like Aronofsky is given an exceedingly large budget. "

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Sean O'Connell

25 68%

Surviving Jack: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Surviving Jack is funny, it makes good use of its setting including great nods to 90s fashion, music and pop culture, and over all, it's a welcome addition to the growing slate of worth-watching family comedies on TV right now. "

Posted Mar 26, 2014

Kelly West

26 80%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"In every way a bigger more ambitious movie, offering a more elaborate story, a slew of new characters, and bigger battle ratios. But sometimes more isn't better; it's just more. "

Posted Mar 23, 2014

Kristy Puchko

27 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"The film is everything anyone could want from a comic book movie, and will stand as one of the best of all time. "

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

28 76%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"Von Trier is something of a prankster, but behind the darkly comic gags, his ideas are true."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Gabe Toro

29 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Doesn't quite live up to its predecessor, but, all the same, is still an immensely funny, witty caper."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

30 41%

Divergent (2014)

"A worthy introduction to a familiar yet still extraordinary universe that hedges its risks to reach a teenage demographic but still teases more than enough potential."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Sean O'Connell

31 84%

Cheap Thrills (2014)

"For all these faults, Cheap Thrills is a lot better than it needs to be. Thank the performances."

Posted Mar 19, 2014

Gabe Toro

32 72%

The 100: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" It takes a little while for the series to warm up, but when The 100 begins to hit its stride, a unique and compelling drama begins to emerge. "

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Kelly West

33 63%

Bad Words (2014)

"This is Bateman at his "Batemaniest." "

Posted Mar 18, 2014

Sean O'Connell

34 61%

Crisis: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" NBC's midseason release seems like the perfect mainstream alternative to the night's otherwise prestige programming. "

Posted Mar 16, 2014

Jesse Carp

35 77%

Veronica Mars (2014)

"A triumph for the show's rabid fan base, a fun excursion for relative newcomers, and tangible proof that, sometimes, deceased shows deserve new life. "

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Sean O'Connell

36 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"An uneven ride. It contains some fantastically gripping action sequences. But the plot itself takes the scenic route when short cuts would have been better."

Posted Mar 13, 2014

Kristy Puchko

37 38%

Believe: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The cast is great, the premise is full of potential and the pilot works as a thrilling introduction to what could be a very compelling story. "

Posted Mar 10, 2014

Kelly West

38 52%

Resurrection: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Despite solid performances from Fisher, Smith and more, Resurrection's slow pace will keep audiences in the dark through its first few episodes, making it difficult to contextualize the reality of dead people coming back to life. "

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Jessica Rawden

39 92%

Journey To The West (2014)

"There's a grandness to the action sequences, playful allusions to 'Jaws,' and a great feel for the spectacular. It's just a shame its story gets lost in translation."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Kristy Puchko

40 81%

Grand Piano (2014)

"This sly thriller overcomes its silly setup with a blend of cinematic artistry and fine-tuned tension. "

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Kristy Puchko

41 78%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"I can't think of the last time I've had as much fun with a kinetic, confident time-travel comedy. Probably the original Bill & Ted. "

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Sean O'Connell

42 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"Imaginative, charming and wonderfully funny. It's sure to become one of Anderson's most beloved narratives. "

Posted Mar 6, 2014

Kristy Puchko

43 65%

U Want Me 2 Kill Him? (2014)

"Even with its sloppy second act, the narrative picks up enough momentum to power it through to a creepy conclusion."

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Kristy Puchko

44 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Offers more, more, MORE in terms of gore, glory and battling brotherhood. And yet, this sequel pales in comparison to its predecessor. "

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Kristy Puchko

45 100%

Hannibal: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Everything ultimately boils down to Bryan Fuller's brilliant vision filled with luscious production design and beautifully macabre dreamscapes. "

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Jesse Carp

46 48%

Stalingrad (2014)

"Its story is captivating, punctuated with performances that are moving and mesmerizing. Its action is shattering and sensational. Stalingrad is spectacular. "

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Kristy Puchko

47 22%

Son Of God (2014)

"The movie is the textbook definition of "preaching to the choir," [going] through the holy motions and playing it incredibly safe. "

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Sean O'Connell

48 100%

Legit: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" It's maturing nicely, with tighter scripts and a more steady tone. "

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Nick Venable

49 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"On paper, Non-Stop seems awesome. In execution it is frustratingly flubbed. "

Posted Feb 26, 2014

Kristy Puchko

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