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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"For those invested in the Marvel superheroes, it ranks high up there. It's not The Avengers or Iron Man, but it's better than most of the rest of them."

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

2 40%

Divergent (2014)

"The film works because it engages in some creative world-building... That said, its roots in other YA successes are painfully obvious. "

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

3 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"As a fan of the original, this reviewer really didn't want to like this one... but he did."

Posted Feb 11, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

4 4%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"I, Frankenstein isn't a masterpiece, but it is a fast-paced and slickly made film that holds your attention."

Posted Jan 25, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

5 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"...an engaging story that should thrill the hardcore fans and even entertain some of the holdouts to the supposed charms of Tolkien."

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

6 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"In many ways it's a better film. It keeps the strengths of the first film - the brilliant casting, the striking art direction - and does a much better job telling the story."

Posted Nov 20, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

7 65%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"It still works and Jackson is too good at his job to really let us down. We're simply made more aware that this Hobbit isn't quite what it could have been"

Posted Nov 18, 2013

Rob Vaux

8 67%

How I Live Now (2013)

"One hell of a downer - you'd want to slit your wrists!"

Posted Nov 11, 2013

James O'Ehley

9 69%

About Time (2013)

"One of those movies that we often hear "isn't really science fiction because it's about people" but the time travel element gets us to the truths Curtis wants to reveal. "

Posted Nov 6, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

10 65%

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

"For all the references to the previous movies and the current Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. show, this is a movie that seems unable to find any justification for its own existence. "

Posted Nov 6, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

11 20%

The Last Days On Mars (2013)

"Like a Syfy Channel movie - but with better acting and more expensive special effects . . ."

Posted Nov 4, 2013

James O'Ehley

12 60%

Ender's Game (2013)

"Gavin Hood's adaptation is one of the best book-to-screen transitions of any work of science fiction."

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

13 49%

Carrie (2013)

"[T]he most unnecessary remake since Gus van Sant's peculiar shot-for-shot remake of Psycho... "

Posted Oct 17, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

14 97%

Gravity (2013)

"The movie impresses us with the vastness and cold emptiness of space as few films have since 2001: A Space Odyssey."

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

15 67%

World War Z (2013)

"...delivers an ambitious and wildly entertaining new take on the zombie apocalypse scenario."

Posted Sep 23, 2013

Rob Vaux

16 16%

The Colony (2013)

"A longer running time would have served the movie better as well as less reliance on movie clichés and idiocies."

Posted Sep 16, 2013

James O'Ehley

17 87%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"This is a first-rate entry in the venerable franchise, with the energy and creative dynamic to continue for some time. The fans should consider that before letting their hyperbole run away with them."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

Rob Vaux

18 71%

Frankenstein's Army (2013)

"It reflects a sense of ghoulish fun rather than the need to shock us."

Posted Sep 13, 2013

Rob Vaux

19 58%

Riddick (2013)

"Riddick understands the appeal of its eponymous antihero and embraces his dark, anything-to-survive ways."

Posted Sep 5, 2013

Mark Dujsik

20 89%

The World's End (2013)

"...one of the most entertaining movies to have come out this summer. "

Posted Aug 23, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

21 12%

The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (2013)

"Yet for all that familiarity, the story is told with style and some wit..."

Posted Aug 21, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

22 41%

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

"...a special effects laden fantasy where one can actually follow the action and focus on the characters. This summer that's quite an achievement all by itself."

Posted Aug 8, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

23 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"... a curious and very entertaining movie."

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

24 72%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"Pacific Rim is not a very good movie. That's not to say that a lot of people aren't going to have a lot of fun watching it."

Posted Jul 10, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

25 80%

Europa Report (2013)

"Will appeal to Arthur C. Clarke fans who are tired of brainless blockbusters and wants a little bit more sci in their sci-fi . . ."

Posted Jul 8, 2013

James O'Ehley

26 67%

World War Z (2013)

Posted Jun 27, 2013

James O'Ehley

27 67%

World War Z (2013)

"It is an acceptable summer movie escape, but the implication at the end of the film that there will be a demand for a sequel may be wishful thinking. "

Posted Jun 19, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

28 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"Warners has its Superman franchise back. What they do with it now remains to be seen."

Posted Jun 12, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

29 83%

This Is the End (2013)

"One gets a sense that these guys really are friends and they made this for the same reason Frank Sinatra and the Rat Pack made the original Ocean's Eleven. "

Posted Jun 12, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

30 15%

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters (2013)

"Even grindhouse movies need to bring more to the table than this one does: on its terms or anyone else's."

Posted Jun 11, 2013

Rob Vaux

31 38%

The Purge (2013)

"...a smartly crafted movie that will leave you not only glad you don't live in that world, but wondering who you could trust among your friends and neighbors if you did."

Posted Jun 5, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

32 11%

After Earth (2013)

"Well, it's not as bad as Wild, Wild West. "

Posted May 30, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

33 39%

Dark Skies (2013)

"Think Paranormal Activity, but with aliens instead of ghosts and you'll have a good idea of what to expect."

Posted May 30, 2013

James O'Ehley

34 64%

Epic (2013)

"...something family-friendly which will enchant children young enough that they won't have seen it all before as well as adults willing to give themselves over to its charms."

Posted May 24, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

35 87%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"By film's end it's clear that Abrams really needed two films to fully complete his reboot. "

Posted May 16, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

36 100%

Superman Unbound (2013)

"It ultimately takes a high place in the ranks of DC's direct-to-video line, exemplifying the kind of stories tailor made for this format."

Posted May 8, 2013

Rob Vaux

37 78%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"Downey's performance is impeccable. He gets that he's not simply playing a comic book character for the fourth time but a character who is evolving. "

Posted May 1, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

38 7%

The Big Wedding (2013)

"[It]makes one wonder what kind of salacious info writer/director Justin Zackham has for blackmail purposes to get a cast like this to agree to appear in a movie this bad. "

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

39 54%

Oblivion (2013)

"The only ones who will be really disappointed are those who wanted something engaging instead of what amounts to little more than entertaining eye candy."

Posted Apr 17, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

40 62%

Evil Dead (2013)

"...for a film about demonic possession it is surprisingly soulless."

Posted Apr 4, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

41 8%

The Host (2013)

"If making a Stephanie Meyers adaptation far less annoying than any of the Twilight movies helps [Andrew Niccol] get his next project, it will have been worth it."

Posted Mar 28, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

42 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"A wondrous tale of survival and faith that challenges our notions of the possible."

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Rob Vaux

43 50%

Willow (1988)

"There's a sunny feeling here that's impossible to deny: a warm, inviting tone unseen in more recent fare."

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Rob Vaux

44 28%

Upside Down (2013)

"What is expected of the viewer is simply to swallow the material whole and focus on the love story."

Posted Mar 14, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

45 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"Visually the film is a feast. This may be the first family friendly acid flashback. "

Posted Mar 7, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

46 12%

Red Dawn (2012)

"It's rubbish . . . and its sheer chutzpah makes it insulting as well!"

Posted Mar 4, 2013

James O'Ehley

47 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"Do NOT bring the little ones unless you plan on paying their therapy bills for many years to come."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

48 39%

Dark Skies (2013)

"Dark Skies shows us glimpses of the movie it could have been before squandering it all on silly misfires and a lack of overall thrust."

Posted Feb 22, 2013

Rob Vaux

49 61%

John Dies at the End (2013)

"...a hilarious and occasionally icky story that should hit the sweet spot for people who like twisted movies and are fed up with the Hollywood assembly line. "

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

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