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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 56%

The Originals: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" The New Orleans based drama brings together a diverse array of new characters, as well as some old favorites that will keep veterans, and newcomers alike thoroughly entertained. "

Posted Oct 8, 2013

David Griffin

2 48%

Parkland (2013)

"By the end, Parkland does little more than exploit JFK's murder through a cinematic recreation - one that fails to shed new light or insight."

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

3 78%

Metallica Through the Never (2013)

"Metallica Through the Never succeeds as an enthralling and visceral concert movie experience but fails to use the medium for a deeper level of artistic appreciation."

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

4 9%

Runner Runner (2013)

"Runner Runner is elevated by solid performances but, for a story about gambling and striving for greatness, the film (ironically) takes very few risks."

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Ben Kendrick

5 97%

Gravity (2013)

"Given what Cuarón has done here for the film medium, Gravity is nothing less than a 5-star 2001 Space Odyssey for a whole new generation of movie lovers. Take the ride."

Posted Oct 4, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

6 ——

Criminal Minds: Season 9 (TV, 2013-2014)

" It's still one of the most thrilling procedurals you'll find on network television. "

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Anthony Ocasio

7 89%

Rush (2013)

"Solid performances from Brühl and Hemsworth ground this exciting sports story with a likable mix of charisma, reverence, and speed."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Ben Kendrick

8 70%

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 (2013)

"Not as fresh as the original but offers more than just re-heated leftovers - with an entertaining adventure that justifies a second helping of Flint Lockwood and friends."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Ben Kendrick

9 81%

Don Jon (2013)

"Funny, witty, honest and eventually heartfelt, without having to pander to saccharine fantasies or gross-out raunch humor that have become mainstays of rom-com cinema."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

10 14%

Baggage Claim (2013)

"A harmless romance-fantasy that avoids normal rom-com gender double-standards, misogyny, and/or misandry - but with gooey life-lessons that are only partly earned. "

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

11 83%

Bones: Season 9 (TV, 2013-2014)

" The shift toward Booth-centric story lines... give even the most hesitant viewers a reason to stick around just a little bit longer and see what else the ninth season of Bones has in store. "

Posted Sep 23, 2013

Heather Donmoyer

12 6%

Battle of the Year (2013)

"There's not nearly enough quality material to make Battle of the Year recommendable to anyone other than the most hard-core of dance fanatics."

Posted Sep 20, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

13 100%

Parenthood: Season 3 (TV, 2011-2012)

" Parenthood... [is] a lighthearted, often sentimental, but never saccharine drama that seeks to form an emotional bond with its audience. In essence, Parenthood is the kind of drama families should be watching with one another. "

Posted Sep 20, 2013

Kevin Yeoman

14 82%

Prisoners (2013)

"Thriller and drama enthusiasts should find plenty of powerful performances and rich story material to make Prisoners an exhilarating and penetrating theater experience."

Posted Sep 20, 2013

Ben Kendrick

15 49%

Thanks For Sharing (2013)

"The good elements outweigh the bad in Thanks for Sharing and the final result is a commendable examination of addiction, sex and the nature of grown-up relationships."

Posted Sep 20, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

16 38%

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

"Insidious: Chapter 2 expands upon the original story in an intriguing and smart way - tweaking and evolving series ideas in new (and spooky) ways."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

17 29%

The Family (2013)

"The Family offers a solid blend of dark satire, social commentary, off-beat humor, quirky aesthetics, and a decent (albeit unremarkable) amount of substance."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

18 67%

South Park: Season 13 (TV, 2009)

" The result was, of course, pretty funny. "

Posted Sep 11, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

19 100%

Supernatural: Season 6 (TV, 2010-2011)

" While Supernatural's finale is extremely entertaining and generally well-planned, the fact that The CW made the rare decision of extending the presentation to two hours slightly spoiled the fans - in respect to instant gratification. "

Posted Sep 10, 2013

Anthony Ocasio

20 ——

Castle: Season 4 (TV, 2011-2012)

" I enjoy Castle. It's one of the shows for which I never miss an episode. But the reason I watch it is not because it's a hard-hitting drama that leaves me on the edge of my seat. It's a silly cop show that's a lot of fun...with some great dialogue. "

Posted Sep 6, 2013

Michael Crider

21 60%

Castle: Season 3 (TV, 2010-2011)

" Without the light-hearted and even flirty back-and-forth, there's not a whole lot to distinguish Castle from any mystery made in the last twenty years - and in fact, there's not much about it that stands out either. "

Posted Sep 6, 2013

Michael Crider

22 59%

Riddick (2013)

"Riddick will have no problem pleasing longtime fans of the series while also delivering an accessible and entertaining sci-fi action experience for casual moviegoers."

Posted Sep 6, 2013

Ben Kendrick

23 42%

Closed Circuit (2013)

"Eric Bana and Rebecca Hall provide solid performances but a muddled story makes Closed Circuit a political, but not very thrilling, political thriller."

Posted Aug 30, 2013

Ben Kendrick

24 2%

Getaway (2013)

"The direction is so amateurish that Getaway fails to even provide serviceable B-movie thrills."

Posted Aug 30, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

25 83%

Drinking Buddies (2013)

"Drinking Buddies is a stripped-down and straightforward look at the complications of relationships that may not astound but manages as a solid indie romantic drama."

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

26 74%

You're Next (2013)

"There's enough innovation and enthusiasm for the horror genre present in You're Next to make it worth recommending to gore-hounds and hardcore horror lovers."

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

27 89%

The World's End (2013)

"The World's End isn't as unique as Pegg and Wright's prior 'Cornetto' entries but it's still a solid film that should satisfy returning series fans and comedy lovers."

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Ben Kendrick

28 12%

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

"Even with a rich and dark premise as well as a cast of thespians with actual acting chops, the story and movie are sub-par, forgettable, and crushingly boring."

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

29 27%

Jobs (2013)

"A passionate attempt, Jobs ultimately lacks the polish and 'greatness' that Steve Jobs routinely aimed to deliver in his own products."

Posted Aug 17, 2013

Ben Kendrick

30 73%

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

"Lee Daniels' The Butler is part lackluster biopic, part ham-fisted (and somewhat misguided) historical allegory - despite noble intentions of the cast and filmmakers."

Posted Aug 17, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

31 29%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"An otherwise standard action film with B-movie feel, Kick-Ass 2 is a 'good' but not 'great' followup to the surprisingly smart, stylish and witty original."

Posted Aug 17, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

32 68%

Elysium (2013)

"Elysium presents vivid and grounded sci-fi realness in a clumsy story full of unconvincing characters - resulting in an interesting but conflicted movie experience."

Posted Aug 9, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

33 26%

Planes (2013)

"Young moviegoers will enjoy large segments of Planes but it's difficult to ignore that the film is little more than an (often) dull and nearly-soulless cash grab."

Posted Aug 9, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

34 93%

The Spectacular Now (2013)

"The Spectacular Now forgoes easy wistfulness in favor of untidy human emotion - as grounded in the compassionate and engaging turns by the film's leads."

Posted Aug 9, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

35 47%

We're The Millers (2013)

"Not the funniest or most thoughtful comedy but We're the Millers should provide interested viewers with a number of memorable scenes - both humorous and oddly sweet."

Posted Aug 7, 2013

Ben Kendrick

36 41%

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

"Young movie fans will likely find enjoyment in Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters but the film is a step down for the franchise in nearly every single way imaginable."

Posted Aug 7, 2013

Ben Kendrick

37 80%

Europa Report (2013)

"Europa Report is at times a fairly good psychological thriller (and indie movie experience) but falls short of being a very smart or scary film overall."

Posted Aug 2, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

38 14%

The Smurfs 2 (2013)

"A slight improvement on its predecessor but also the cinematic equivalent of a cynical studio executive's checklist of items that need to be included in a Smurf movie."

Posted Aug 2, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

39 64%

2 Guns (2013)

"In spite of some predictable story beats, and stock buddy cop setups, 2 Guns offers plenty of pleasing moments - thanks to a fun pair of performances from its leads."

Posted Aug 2, 2013

Ben Kendrick

40 13%

R.I.P.D. (2013)

"Forgiving viewers may find enjoyment in R.I.P.D. but the film is so choppy and half-baked that living, thinking, moviegoers should let this one rest in peace."

Posted Jul 26, 2013

Ben Kendrick

41 52%

The To Do List (2013)

"Several story and comedy beats are derivative, but scenes of thoughtful insight are frequent enough for The To Do List to offer more than just brainless laughs."

Posted Jul 26, 2013

Ben Kendrick

42 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"The Wolverine ranks among the better X-Men (as well as comic book) movies - even though its artistic compromises prevent it from reaching greatness."

Posted Jul 26, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

43 40%

Only God Forgives (2013)

"Only God Forgives is only going to be (remotely) pleasurable to curious fans of the director or arthouse films where style is exponentially higher than substance."

Posted Jul 26, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

44 86%

The Conjuring (2013)

"Simply put: With simple, creative and very effective scare sequences, The Conjuring is the scariest movie of 2013 (so far)."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

45 67%

Turbo (2013)

"Turbo is a harmless underdog story for kids with well-executed racing sequences but a flat approach to characterization and unchallenging life lessons."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

46 42%

Red 2 (2013)

"Fans of RED will enjoy seeing their favorite characters back on the big screen, but for less-devoted viewers RED 2 is only an average action-comedy experience."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Ben Kendrick

47 70%

V/H/S/2 (2013)

"VHS 2 is an improvement on its predecessor in just about every way possible - though, it still suffers as an uneven mix of parts (with varying quality)."

Posted Jul 12, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

48 85%

The Way Way Back (2013)

"Despite committed and charming performances from the cast, The Way, Way Back is little more than a run-of-the-mill addition to the coming-of-age genre."

Posted Jul 12, 2013

Sandy Schaefer

49 72%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"Pacific Rim has its creator to thank for elevating it above so many similar and forgettable action blockbusters, through sheer creativity, love and force of will."

Posted Jul 12, 2013

Kofi Outlaw

50 31%

The Lone Ranger (2013)

"Certain audience members will enjoy this Lone Ranger but it's style over substance that fails to elevate the series in any meaningful (or particularly exciting) way."

Posted Jul 3, 2013

Ben Kendrick

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