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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 18%

Transcendence (2014)

"Bad, but not uninteresting."

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Rob Vaux

2 23%

Friday the 13th - The Final Chapter (1984)

"Considering how long these movies kept going and how many of them there were, it's strange that only this one had everything in its proper place."

Posted Apr 15, 2014

Rob Vaux

3 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"Colorful, blandly inoffensive, test marketed to within an inch of its little life, and set upon the world with a resounding "you could do worse!""

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Rob Vaux

4 72%

Oculus (2014)

"The strongest horror movie since Cabin in the Woods and a testament to what this genre can do in the hands of a real expert."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Rob Vaux

5 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"Sometimes, the biggest heroes don't need to bash the bad guys. They need only stand up and say 'this isn't right.'"

Posted Apr 3, 2014

Rob Vaux

6 64%

Greystoke: The Legend of Tarzan, Lord of the Apes (1984)

"As long as they stay in the jungle, this Tarzan may be one of the very best versions of the character you're likely to see."

Posted Apr 1, 2014

Rob Vaux

7 87%

Romancing the Stone (1984)

"This may be a lark, but grown-ups need those too and the lack of pandering to teenage sensibilities helps it stand apart from other adventure films of the era. "

Posted Mar 31, 2014

Rob Vaux

8 77%

Noah (2014)

"The Right is dumping on it for its pro-environmental message, which is kind of like condemning the story of Christ for being too sympathetic to the poor."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Rob Vaux

9 41%

Police Academy (1984)

"The movie had its moment in the sun, somebody made a lot of money from it and then it vanished. Mercifully so in most ways, but not without leaving at least a little whiff of younger, happier days behind. "

Posted Mar 24, 2014

Rob Vaux

10 40%

Divergent (2014)

"Divergent has a few things going for it, but the bulk of its interesting material appears to be on back order. "

Posted Mar 22, 2014

Rob Vaux

11 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"The gang's still got it. "

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Rob Vaux

12 92%

Splash (1984)

"Line up a row of Howard's films and ask someone to choose. Chances are, their hands will fall to Splash as often as any other"

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Rob Vaux

13 79%

Mr. Peabody & Sherman (2014)

"Mr. Peabody and Sherman won't score much in the originality department, but everything else? Aces across the board."

Posted Mar 17, 2014

Rob Vaux

14 38%

Children of the Corn (1984)

"Send it to the cornfield, Anthony. That's where it belongs, after all. "

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Rob Vaux

15 23%

Need For Speed (2014)

"It certainly understands its purpose in life, and goes about it with the flair and pizzazz one expects from a modest bit of entertainment."

Posted Mar 14, 2014

Rob Vaux

16 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"I'm pretty sure someone quotes Vince Lombardi in the middle of it all."

Posted Mar 7, 2014

Rob Vaux

17 98%

Repo Man (1984)

"It's kind of a road movie and kind of a science fiction movie and kind of a look at those unsung heroes who repossess cars amid the haze of serious drug use. "

Posted Mar 4, 2014

Rob Vaux

18 95%

This Is Spinal Tap (1984)

"Yes Nigel, you did go to 11. Where would cinematic comedy be if you hadn't?"

Posted Mar 3, 2014

Rob Vaux

19 59%

Non-Stop (2014)

"Liam Neeson kills a man in the airplane lavatory at 40,000 feet. You now know everything necessary to determine whether Non-Stop is for you."

Posted Feb 28, 2014

Rob Vaux

20 88%

The Wind Rises (2014)

"Maybe it's best that he leaves us with a soft good-bye rather than a blaze of glory. Otherwise, we might feel the loss all the more. "

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Rob Vaux

21 25%

Pompeii (2014)

"Too full of itself to respect, but not outrageous enough to really love."

Posted Feb 24, 2014

Rob Vaux

22 56%

Footloose (1984)

"It dates itself in the best possible way for a little throwback kick."

Posted Feb 18, 2014

Rob Vaux

23 13%

Winter's Tale (2014)

"The film deserves credit for boldly leaping headlong into its premise. No one told it that it was such a far fall from there."

Posted Feb 15, 2014

Rob Vaux

24 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"Like its armored protagonist, it's what's going on beneath the surface that counts."

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Rob Vaux

25 63%

Nurse 3-D (2014)

"As good-to-be-bad movies go, Nurse is about as good as it gets. Or bad. Or... wait I don't know. Look, Paz de la Huerta is naked, okay?! "

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Rob Vaux

26 96%

The Lego Movie (2014)

"A film whose inexplicable coolness flies right in the face of the fact that it's basically a 100-minute toy commercial."

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Rob Vaux

27 4%

I, Frankenstein (2014)

"Awful... but under the night sky at an old-school drive-in - or with the appropriate spirit in tow - that awful can be a lot more fun than a good number of its betters. "

Posted Jan 25, 2014

Rob Vaux

28 18%

Devil's Due (2014)

"It's so derivative they may as well have named their heroine Rosemary."

Posted Jan 18, 2014

Rob Vaux

29 56%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"It deftly reboots one of Hollywood's more durable franchises for a whole new generation."

Posted Jan 17, 2014

Rob Vaux

30 3%

The Legend of Hercules (2014)

"The kind of resolute badness that makes you idly wonder if you shouldn't just slip next door to catch the end of The Hobbit. "

Posted Jan 11, 2014

Rob Vaux

31 39%

Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014)

"We shriek and giggle at the right points, the backstory elaborates a little more unnecessarily than it needs to, and the allotted time spools out with a minimum of regrets."

Posted Dec 31, 2013

Rob Vaux

32 50%

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"Stiller shows us how you can still find something interesting to say in seemingly very ordinary ways."

Posted Dec 25, 2013

Rob Vaux

33 13%

47 Ronin (2013)

"You thought this was a good idea, movie? Really? Why, exactly? And how the hell did all this cost upwards of $200 million?"

Posted Dec 25, 2013

Rob Vaux

34 94%

Her (2014)

"Rarely do romances come as strange, sad and beautiful as Her."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Rob Vaux

35 31%

The Keep (1983)

"Great concept, great cast, stellar production values, and yet somehow Michael Mann - pound for pound one of the best filmmakers in the game - just can't bring it together."

Posted Dec 19, 2013

Rob Vaux

36 74%

The Hobbit: The Desolation Of Smaug (2013)

"It sets the franchise back on track and leaves us with elevated hopes for finishing with a flourish."

Posted Dec 12, 2013

Rob Vaux

37 56%

Sudden Impact (1983)

"Considering that Sudden Impact delivers one of the most memorable lines in movie history, it's surprising how forgettable the rest of it is. "

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Rob Vaux

38 88%

Scarface (2003)

"By ignoring its massive, toxic, nuclear-fallout shortcomings, it finds its way to the hallowed status of camp classic."

Posted Dec 11, 2013

Rob Vaux

39 65%

Christine (1983)

"Christine shows us what great filmmakers can do with flawed material, and how even their greatness can't solve every problem. "

Posted Dec 9, 2013

Rob Vaux

40 89%

Frozen (2013)

"These are the first princesses who actually seem born to rule: doing real, important things rather than fulfilling the tweener fantasies about gowns and balls and boys and stuff."

Posted Dec 3, 2013

Rob Vaux

41 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"This Hunger Games feels richer and more detailed than the first."

Posted Nov 23, 2013

Rob Vaux

42 0%

Amityville 3-D (1983)

"It so utterly fails to articulate its threat that the scary stuff presumably facilitated by everyone's moronic behavior turns into a running joke."

Posted Nov 19, 2013

Rob Vaux

43 88%

A Christmas Story (1983)

"An underlying sweetness keeps the cynicism from getting out of hand, while the more subversive moments help temper its saccharine tendencies."

Posted Nov 18, 2013

Rob Vaux

44 65%

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

"Simple, blunt and very good at what it does; in that sense, it matches its amiable lunkhead of a hero."

Posted Nov 8, 2013

Rob Vaux

45 60%

Ender's Game (2013)

"Ender's Game is as solid a work of filmmaking as you'll find, but some of the implied profundity here doesn't quite pass muster."

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Rob Vaux

46 18%

Free Birds (2013)

"What a weird little movie this is."

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Rob Vaux

47 60%

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

"Those who appreciate Knoxville's particular brand of fun are apt to find a very dirty good time waiting for them here."

Posted Oct 25, 2013

Rob Vaux

48 90%

The Dead Zone (1983)

"The Dead Zone ultimately ranks as one of the best King adaptations to date."

Posted Oct 21, 2013

Rob Vaux

49 75%

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

"There are scares aplenty in Dawn of the Dead; enjoy them and be well. Twenty years from now, though, I know which version I'll still be watching."

Posted Oct 21, 2013

Rob Vaux

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