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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 5%

Paranoia (2013)

"[A] garbage movie."

Posted Jul 23, 2014

Dave White

2 57%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"At this point in Purge Mythology, it seems a fairly unwinnable situation for most people who aren't already seasoned law enforcement, hardened criminals or Lena Headey."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Dave White

3 18%

Sex Tape (2014)

"Your itty bitty blip on the XTube radar means about as much to the rest of the population as if you got up at karaoke on a Thursday night in your mid-size city's third most popular venue and sang all the lyrics to "The Humpty Dance" from memory."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Dave White

4 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Though it climaxes about a half hour too early, it's a superior sequel."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

John Gholson

5 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"So yes, ape shall not kill ape. But that doesn't mean ape shall not ride on a horse holding a machine gun in each hand and instigating an inter-species world war. We can all be seriously grateful for that kind of serious fun."

Posted Jul 11, 2014

Dave White

6 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"...by the end you'll feel like this massive time capsule was just injected into your soul."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Erik Davis

7 23%

Tammy (2014)

"But journeys of redemption involve contrition: a change of clothes, a shower, ironed hair. And... the moment Tammy renews her commitment to living among other human beings, she becomes quiet and unsure, easily pushed to tears."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Dave White

8 30%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Something is freaky with house paint, a guy who talks to lions, toys that operate by themselves, cannibal fish and the music of The Doors. I know I just made it sound kind of weird and cool. It's the opposite of that."

Posted Jul 7, 2014

Dave White

9 49%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"It gives its lasting power to its young cast and trusts them to do the right thing. Aliens come and go, promises the movie, but the kids will be all right."

Posted Jul 3, 2014

Dave White

10 17%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

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Posted Jun 27, 2014

Dave White

11 25%

Think Like a Man Too (2014)

"The raucous highlight: a lip-sync video for Bell Biv Devoe's "Poison" performed by the women. It drops down into the middle of the film like a grenade that explodes too soon, and it makes everything that comes after... seem like rote tidying up. "

Posted Jun 21, 2014

Dave White

12 85%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"They don't just repeat themselves, they become the idiotic Platonic ideal of repetition."

Posted Jun 15, 2014

Dave White

13 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"Waging peace can be every bit as heroic and satisfying as waging war."

Posted Jun 15, 2014

Dave White

14 ——

Beyond Clueless ()

"It's a little like Room 237 for Freddie Prinze Jr. flicks. There's not much upside in presenting the surface qualities of She's All That as deeper profound truths about adolescence, but [director] Lyne goes there anyway."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

John Gholson

15 ——

Doc Of The Dead ()

"There's some real food for thought in the film from a topic we'd assume had been bled dry."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

John Gholson

16 100%

Honeymoon (2014)

"[Honeymoon] delivers real unease despite a well-tread plot."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

John Gholson

17 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Edge of Tomorrow will get the easy comparisons to Groundhog Day but it's also exactly the kind of punchy sci-fi adventure that goes best with salty popcorn and a willing audience."

Posted Jun 13, 2014

John Gholson

18 63%

The Sacrament (2014)

"Ti Wet takes the retro anxiety of 1978's Jonestown Massacre and slaps on a fresh coat of creepiness. Not that it needed much."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Dave White

19 49%

Maleficent (2014)

"Passes all the tests Bechdel could invent short of sending adult Aurora off in the arms of a lesbian wood nymph."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Dave White

20 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"A delirious descent into blackly funny futility."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Dave White

21 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Pets and flatters its target audience's mopiest impulses. This is not necessarily a bad thing."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Dave White

22 83%

Intramural ()

"Everyone is clearly having a ball here."

Posted Jun 3, 2014

Erik Davis

23 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Edge of Tomorrow leaps onto the summer-movie playing field with ferocious tenacity, expertly balancing large-scale action with humor, tension, courage and the kind of flawed heroes you really grow to invest in."

Posted May 28, 2014

Erik Davis

24 92%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"It's a solid installment. But it would've been a killer curtain call."

Posted May 23, 2014

John Gholson

25 14%

Blended (2014)

"Where's the diarrhea? I was led to believe there'd be diarrhea."

Posted May 23, 2014

Dave White

26 92%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"At its heart the X-Men story is a parable about difference, subjugation and redemption, an alternate history of humanity where justice evolves as the oppressed model the decency and responsible use of power they've been denied."

Posted May 23, 2014

Dave White

27 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"It's the rare brand name cash-in that manages to feel like artists actually cared."

Posted May 19, 2014

John Gholson

28 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"When 2014 Godzilla finally fully emerges from the deep like a gloriously meaty centerfold straight out of Bulk Reptile magazine -- a creation that's part performance capture, part computer stuff, thankfully looking nothing like a CG cartoon -- we cheer."

Posted May 15, 2014

Dave White

29 16%

Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return (2014)

"Delivered with all the vivid, impeccably detailed digital animation one usually sees in non-Pixar offerings of the late 1990s or daytime TV ads for The General auto insurance."

Posted May 8, 2014

Dave White

30 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"The calcification and laziness of the all-dude comedy, as well as the need on the part of studios to reproduce The Hangover franchise at any cost, gets a sneaky kick to the balls here."

Posted May 8, 2014

Dave White

31 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"...behind its filth is this refreshing comedy that plays like gangbusters to both the bro crowd and the married crowd "

Posted May 6, 2014

Erik Davis

32 88%

Chef (2014)

"Favreau's Chef is a personal, feel-good palate cleanser from a writer-director who's pretty obviously searching for the fresh start his main character so desperately needs."

Posted May 6, 2014

Erik Davis

33 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"Sally Field as Aunt May remains this franchise's secret weapon of crying."

Posted May 2, 2014

Dave White

34 ——

The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin ()

"Thanks to Mross's film, which will prove to be a really valuable historical artifact one day, we'll never need the bitcoin version of The Social Network. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Christopher Campbell

35 100%

Point and Shoot ()

"I felt like a dramatized version might be the better movie, but so much of VanDyke's real story is captured and it's some of the most powerful footage you'll see all year. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Christopher Campbell

36 ——

Beyond the Brick: A LEGO Brickumentary ()

"It's kind of a feature-length ad for the toy company, but just like The Lego Movie, it's clever and lively enough to make us forget all that."

Posted May 1, 2014

Christopher Campbell

37 ——

Art and Craft (2014)

"an engaging character study with an awkward yet satisfying climax that couldn't be scripted more perfectly. "

Posted May 1, 2014

Christopher Campbell

38 ——

1971 ()

"A riveting history lesson, aided by the real burglars coming out publicly for the very first time."

Posted May 1, 2014

Christopher Campbell

39 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"It feels like somebody's dopey idea of what comic books are, without actually reading them."

Posted Apr 30, 2014

John Gholson

40 100%

A Brony Tale (2014)

"Situates the phenomenon inside an identifiable world rather than setting it aside like it's some kind of otherness. "

Posted Apr 26, 2014

Christopher Campbell

41 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"Guts, charisma and inventiveness. That's what The Amazing Spider-Man 2 does better than other superhero movies."

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Erik Davis

42 100%

Gabriel ()

"Rory Culkin delivers the best performance of his career in Gabriel"

Posted Apr 17, 2014

Erik Davis

43 46%

Heaven Is for Real (2014)

"Hucksterism or attractively marketed sincerity, it doesn't really matter. I simply want to believe that this approach to Evangelical filmmaking... could take hold and serve as a model of not-crazy, not-stupid and not-hateful."

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Dave White

44 47%

Rio 2 (2014)

"There'll be a Rio 3. Probably a Rio 4. They will be brightly colored and not bother anyone. You'll simultaneously remember them somewhat fondly and also not remember much about them at all. "That one bird," you'll think, "he was ok.""

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Dave White

45 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"Reitman makes sure that characters are usually walking somewhere as they speak and that the frame is almost constantly wiping back and forth or split into halves and thirds, like a masculinist Pillow Talk."

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Dave White

46 86%

Joe (2014)

"...when Cage's two selves collide you wind up with performances like his unjustly overlooked brilliance in Werner Herzog's Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans, or, if he takes it down a few hundred notches, in something like Joe."

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Dave White

47 85%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"[Their] deadpan joy is infectious, even when they're contemplating suicide, making them the best additions to the blood-freak hall of fame since The Lost Boys, Grace Jones in Vamp and George Hamilton in Love At First Bite."

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Dave White

48 74%

Oculus (2014)

"What's real and what's not? Which memories are reliable and which aren't? And which piece of furniture in your parents' home is truly to blame? Figure that out because you're probably going to have to kill it or suffer more consequences in the sequel"

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Dave White

49 60%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

"If you want to try to sift through the post-coital rubble to make your own moral that's your privilege, and maybe -- von Trier seems to suggest -- also your problem."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Dave White

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