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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 100%

Get On Up (2014)

"If anything this is more of a cautionary tale about capitalism, about Brown coming from the bottom and seeking to assert his dominance with success."

Posted Jul 29, 2014

Gabe Toro

2 5%

College (2008)

"College is painfully stale, pathetically unfunny, and I can't think of a single reason why you should sit through [it]."

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Mack Rawden

3 3%

The Apparition (2012)

"None of this matters at all because the main characters are completely unlikable, and the momentum is consistently ruined by poor decision-making."

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Mack Rawden

4 61%

Hercules (2014)

"This is ultimately a nothing movie."

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Gabe Toro

5 97%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"One of the most entertaining, fun, thrilling, heartfelt and beautiful summer blockbusters we've seen. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

6 88%

Manhattan: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Manhattan boasts a solid cast, led by the John Benjamin Hickey and Olivia Williams, and a compelling story brimming with potential for a great TV drama. "

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Kelly West

7 58%

Lucy (2014)

"Ultimately, Lucy is solidly entertaining, though at times its leaps in logic feel a bit silly."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Kristy Puchko

8 2%

Getaway (2013)

"Getaway feels like a project that was undercooked, needing snappier dialogue, better shot coverage in its action sequences, and especially a heavier dose of macho charisma."

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Kristy Puchko

9 87%

The Kill Team (2014)

"It's hard to watch, but important to witness."

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Kristy Puchko

10 40%

Wish I Was Here (2014)

"There's whimsy that could have landed on the cutting room floor. Braff would realize that, if he were cranking out reflective melodramas like this once every other year, instead of once every other decade. "

Posted Jul 20, 2014

Sean O'Connell

11 57%

Mood Indigo (2014)

"Gondry's unique vision makes Mood Indigo pop like no other filmmaker could."

Posted Jul 20, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

12 61%

Magic in the Moonlight (2014)

"A muddled movie that delivers a gawky, unbelievable love story, tangled among a lazy intellectual debate, marinated in an abundance of sentiment and nostalgia."

Posted Jul 20, 2014

Kristy Puchko

13 82%

Satisfaction: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" I ended up liking Satisfaction a lot more than I thought I would, having been exhausted by USA's endless line of "buddy" comedies and dramas. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Nick Venable

14 77%

You're the Worst: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" You're the Worst gets the balance between comedy and reality, pushing the boundaries of a more traditional rom-com, in favor of something a bit darker and more honest. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Kelly West

15 57%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"Much like the first movie, The Purge: Anarchy sets up a surprisingly interesting scenario and world, but simply bungles its execution."

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

16 56%

Married: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Greer and Faxon are both excellent comedic actors; they just weren't given the right material with Married and their work suffers because of it. "

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Jessica Rawden

17 42%

Planes: Fire And Rescue (2014)

"A slapdash bit of entertainment, that may delight young children, but will surely bore--and possibly depress--their parents. "

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Kristy Puchko

18 22%

A Long Way Down (2014)

"Overall, the film's flaws are outweighed by its charms. Though it's not as deeply satisfying as About A Boy or High Fidelity, A Long Way Down is undeniably bubbly, heartwarming and funny. "

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Kristy Puchko

19 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"Comes across as small, uneven, and, at times, lazy. "

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

20 88%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 2 (TV, 2011)

" Boardwalk Empire is concerned with far more than spilling blood. Almost every drop comes at a narrative price, either to progress the story or the characters. "

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Jesse Carp

21 82%

The Congress (2014)

"A film so rich in texture, depth of emotion, and subtext that it feels a bit wrong to review it after only a single viewing. "

Posted Jul 15, 2014

Kristy Puchko

22 87%

The Strain: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The Strain takes it to the basic cable limit, unapologetically delivering gore, violence or just plain weird horror for our entertainment, discomfort and/or terror. "

Posted Jul 12, 2014

Kelly West

23 100%

Masters of Sex: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" Like all relationships, Masters and Johnson will surge forward, and as history has already made apparent, some good research will come out of this ill-fitting romance. "

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Jessica Rawden

24 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"It's a wonder, on every level, that a movie like Boyhood can exist. It's even more amazing that it can be as good as it is, while coming together under impossible odds."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Sean O'Connell

25 85%

Welcome to Sweden: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Even the 'lost in translation' laughs are not original, with the culture clash jokes retreading well-worn territory. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Jesse Carp

26 85%

The Bridge (FX): Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" It takes some TV series entire seasons to pull off the storytelling that The Bridge delivers on a weekly basis. "

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Nick Venable

27 83%

Extant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" There's a bigger picture developing here, which may tie into the fate of humanity. How it all shakes out remains to be seen, but Extant's introduction satisfies, and more importantly, it leaves us wanting more. "

Posted Jul 9, 2014

Kelly West

28 97%

Life Itself (2014)

"I did not like this movie. And the reason can be boiled down to director Steve James (and perhaps Ebert himself) and I clearly disagree about how the dead should be remembered. "

Posted Jul 4, 2014

Kristy Puchko

29 30%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Once the supernatural elements begin to dig their claws in too deeply, the film turns into every single generic exorcism movie you've seen sine The Exorcist. "

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

30 23%

Tammy (2014)

"Like a ship that can't seem to get that perfect gust of wind to hit its sails."

Posted Jul 1, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

31 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"This groundbreaking, challenging and immensely rewarding sequel offers audiences a veritable feast consisting of mature science-fiction themes, complex emotional performances (both human and digital), and riveting combat set pieces. "

Posted Jun 28, 2014

Sean O'Connell

32 ——

Wilfred: Season 4 (TV, 2014)

" Wood and Gann remain an absolute joy to watch as well with their chemistry providing the backbone for the FX series. "

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Jesse Carp

33 100%

Justified: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

" Mixing drama and suspense with a hint of humor and a few dashes of violence, Justified doesn't waste much time getting the ball rolling on Season 4's story. "

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Kelly West

34 96%

Justified: Season 5 (TV, 2014)

" I'll never understand why more people aren't completely fanatical about this smart and darkly hilarious series, as it features some of the most richly drawn characters on TV, and is set in a world where everyone and everything has a distinct personality. "

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Nick Venable

35 92%

Justified: Season 1 (TV, 2010)

" The writers quickly showed their intent: creating individual storylines based around Givens and his "I can draw and fire quicker than you" mentality. It's a premise some will latch on to and others will quickly abandon. "

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Doug Norrie

36 100%

Justified: Season 2 (TV, 2011)

" Raylan Givens continues to exemplify the perfect modern day cowboy; the mental state of Boyd Crowder is as beautifully ambiguous as ever before and every character swimming between their dueling existences make everything perfectly fall into place. "

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

37 96%

Justified: Season 3 (TV, 2012)

" We're always kept on the edge of our seats, while bits of humor are used occasionally to cut the tension. "

Posted Jun 24, 2014

Kelly West

38 57%

Tyrant: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Tyrant has all the elements of a great show. The plot is interesting, the characters are compelling, and the cast is great. "

Posted Jun 23, 2014

Kelly West

39 54%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"A dull film, and that betrays the doo-wop energies and disgruntled behind-the-scenes dramas that helped make Jersey Boys such a beloved story for countless theater audiences. "

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Sean O'Connell

40 40%

Dominion: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The optimistic side of me looks at the pilot and sees interesting character developments and the promise of a war between humans and angels, which could offer some truly thrilling and unique visual moments from this TV series. "

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Kelly West

41 85%

Borgman (2014)

"Borgman burrows under our skins by being different. Ironically, the fact that it's so different might scare the bulk of its potential audience away. "

Posted Jun 18, 2014

Sean O'Connell

42 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"Overall, a very worthy follow-up."

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Eric Eisenberg

43 65%

The Rover (2014)

"An exceedingly bleak film. The setting reminds one of John Hillcoat's western The Proposition, but it's a lot closer to what Hillcoat's The Road should have been. "

Posted Jun 12, 2014

Gabe Toro

44 97%

Orange is the New Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" The humor is often dark, but rarely hateful, and everything feels extremely organic coming from this wildly talented cast. "

Posted Jun 9, 2014

Nick Venable

45 50%

Trust Me (2014)

"Really can't compete on any level, being insipid and mean-spirited."

Posted Jun 9, 2014

Kristy Puchko

46 87%

Obvious Child (2014)

"A fantastically frank and very funny comedy about the messy parts of life."

Posted Jun 6, 2014

Kristy Puchko

47 100%

Lost: Season 3 (TV, 2006-2007)

" The nice thing is that, despite its large scale story about a mysterious island, Lost remains a character based story, keeping us interested in the people on the island and uncovering the mysteries of the show through their own tales. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Rafe Telsch

48 ——

Lost: Season 2 (TV, 2005-2006)

" Season Two wasn't quite as brilliant as Season One, but for the most part Lost avoids that second year slump so many new shows fall into and continued to deliver some of the best stories on television. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Joshua Tyler

49 80%

Lost: Season 1 (TV, 2004-2005)

" Lost is easily the best show on television in at least a decade or so. If subsequent seasons hold up, it's probably even well on its way to being one of the best shows in television history. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Joshua Tyler

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