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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 32%

The Giver (2014)

"In the movies, as in life, timing is everything. In the case of The Giver it's a movie that's several years too late."

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

2 20%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"The kids may enjoy this movie because kids enjoy most anything that's not broccoli. Adults may be another story."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

3 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"It turns out to be the goofy and action-packed antidote to most of the summer's blockbusters. "

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

4 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"While several of the summer's films have had plenty of battles and destruction, this is the one that leaves us with something other than a conventional happy ending."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

5 48%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"For those viewers who measure their ages in single digits, this will prove to be one of the best films of the summer. "

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

6 18%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"...a bloated, incoherent mess that may divert children (and grown-ups who enjoyed playing with the toys) who have turned the last three films into international hits."

Posted Jun 26, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

7 95%

Snowpiercer (2014)

"One of the best SF actioners we've seen in a very long time!"

Posted Jun 26, 2014

James O'Ehley

8 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"..a thoughtful, action-packed, and occasionally amusing take on the [time loop] premise melded into the alien invasion story. For summer entertainment, it will more than do."

Posted Jun 4, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

9 ——

Race (2010)

"Think Clone Wars... but on a tight budget!"

Posted May 21, 2014

James O'Ehley

10 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"It isn't the best of the series but it lets fans enjoy younger and older versions of some of the characters and play in this corner of the Marvel Universe."

Posted May 21, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

11 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"What Edwards and screenwriter Max Borenstein get is that while Godzilla is a monster, he is a monster we want to cheer. "

Posted May 14, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

12 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"On the Marvel scale of recent films, this falls short of Captain America: Winter Soldier but was a lot less embarrassing than Thor: The Dark World."

Posted Apr 30, 2014

Daniel M. Kimmel

13 75%

DCU: Son of Batman (2014)

"With a title such as Son of Batman you'd be expecting some more kiddy-friendly material, but this latest made-for-DVD animated effort by Warner Home Video is simply too violent and bloody for younger viewers."

Posted Apr 28, 2014

James O'Ehley

14 78%

The Machine (2014)

"Some movies you find yourself liking despite of their mistakes, and this 2013 movie filmed in Wales is one of those movies."

Posted Apr 28, 2014

James O'Ehley

15 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

16 41%

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

17 48%

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

18 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

19 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

20 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

21 64%

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

22 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

23 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

24 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

25 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

26 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

27 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

28 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

29 68%

World War Z (2013)

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

Posted Sep 23, 2013

Rob Vaux

30 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

31 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

32 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

33 59%

Riddick (2013)

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

Posted Sep 5, 2013

Mark Dujsik

34 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

35 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

36 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

37 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

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

Posted Jul 24, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

38 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

39 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

40 68%

World War Z (2013)

Posted Jun 27, 2013

James O'Ehley

41 68%

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

42 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

43 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

44 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

45 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

46 11%

After Earth (2013)

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

Posted May 30, 2013

Daniel M. Kimmel

47 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

48 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

49 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

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