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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 90%

Angels in America: Season 1 (TV, 2003)

" I find the series far too pretentious and posturing; it forces itself on the viewer, and doesn't cease until the final credits role. "

Posted Sep 2, 2014

Simon Gallagher

2 96%

Justified: Season 3 (TV, 2012)

" One of the many reasons why Justified is so good is the fact that no matter how convoluted the relations among the series' characters appear in retrospect, they never feel as such (at least to excess) while watching. "

Posted Aug 26, 2014

Joseph Kratzer

3 100%

Justified: Season 2 (TV, 2011)

" Justified nails the tone and prickly characterizations you expect from a crime drama set in the sun-baked American countryside. "

Posted Aug 26, 2014

Dan Owen

4 88%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"The film's infamous ending offers Tarantino's most pronounced metaphor for cinema."

Posted Aug 23, 2014

Cristian Duran

5 91%

Doctor Who: Season 8 (TV, 2014)

" As a story, 'Deep Breath' starts as an awkwardly paced jumble of scenes and plot points that gradually fall away to leave a tense and exciting climax. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Mat Greenfield

6 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"Something old, something new, some Bolivar, something blue..."

Posted May 22, 2014

Simon Gallagher

7 13%

Blended (2014)

"How great could a romantic comedy aimed at children, with masturbation jokes and rhino sex really be?"

Posted May 20, 2014

Simon Gallagher

8 ——

Thriller in Manila (2008)

"Whether it is due to the almost-pantomime way that Ali is vilified throughout, without suitable riposte, or the quasi-grotesque manner in which Frazier comes across on screen, the overall resolution is one of melancholy and not, sadly, of triumph."

Posted May 3, 2014

Simon Gallagher

9 97%

Orphan Black: Season 2 (TV, 2014)

" The most amazing thing about Orphan Black is that there are moments where you forget that the primary female characters are played by the same actress. "

Posted Apr 21, 2014

David Bixenspan

10 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"The decision to rebalance the origin story might have added some new intrigue for a new Spider-Man, but was it really worth the cost to Uncle Ben, who figuratively and literally ends up being boxed away entirely?"

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Simon Gallagher

11 ——

Star Wars: The Clone Wars: Season 6 (TV, 2014)

" A complex and thrilling start to the final season with a few minor flaws that drag it down slightly. "

Posted Mar 20, 2014

James T. Cornish

12 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"If not for Eva Green and her captivatingly insane portrayal of Artemisia, Rise of an Empire would be a failure as a sequel."

Posted Mar 8, 2014

Robert Kojder

13 65%

Bad Words (2014)

"There's something inherently hilarious about watching bitter man-children petulantly taint the innocence of childhood."

Posted Feb 27, 2014

Robert Kojder

14 29%

Pompeii (2014)

"It's just a shame that more of Pompeii didn't feature a deadly Mount Vesuvius; it's the best character in the movie."

Posted Feb 23, 2014

Robert Kojder

15 48%

RoboCop (2014)

"Paul Verhoeven executed everything with class and brilliance compared to this somewhat miscalculated reboot ... it's also simply stupid and disrespectful to shift the legacy of Robocop into PG-13 territory. "

Posted Feb 16, 2014

Robert Kojder

16 58%

Black Sails: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Another notable criticism is the pacing, as after a fair battle in the opening scene the rest of the episode fell straight down the cliff. A long, boring cliff. "

Posted Jan 29, 2014

Matt Hannigan

17 55%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

"[Jack Ryan] offers up some formulaic yet fun thrills and is essentially the best you're going to get as far as January flicks go."

Posted Jan 18, 2014

Robert Kojder

18 81%

Helix: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" What distinguishes classics from mediocrity isn't the content, but the presentation, and Helix's first episode presented its material in ways which let its viewers know that it's aiming high. "

Posted Jan 16, 2014

Joseph Kratzer

19 84%

True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" The real brilliance is in what's left of the story. "

Posted Jan 14, 2014

Matt Hannigan

20 100%

Archer: Season 5 (TV, 2014)

" You already had me hooked, Archer; just don't make such a desperate sales pitch at me anymore and I'm sure we will still be cool. "

Posted Jan 14, 2014

Kyle Schmidlin

21 57%

Hostages: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" There will be no episode two account of Hostages from this reviewer. They took an hour of my life and I refuse to enter into a dialogue with my captors. "

Posted Jan 13, 2014

George Meixner

22 97%

Sherlock: Season 3 (TV, 2014)

" This episode [was] more lighthearted than any episode before it. Sherlock and Mycroft were more human, John has a girlfriend, and background characters came forward and into the light. "

Posted Jan 6, 2014

Molly Tracy

23 100%

Eastbound & Down: Season 4 (TV, 2013)

" Put simply, Kenny Powers is great. He's one of the strongest comedic characters I've seen on television since Homer Simpson. "

Posted Jan 3, 2014

Jon Lovatt

24 75%

Doctor Who: Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor (TV, 2013)

" Consistently exciting with a lot of explosions and bravado with arguably the most powerful regeneration scene since the show's reboot without the over-sentimentality we saw in the closing scenes of The End of Time. "

Posted Dec 29, 2013

Steve Picciotti

25 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"I'm not saying after writing this review I'm going to go pop some Quaaludes, but even for those staunchly opposed to drugs or rampant sex or getting rich, it's impossible not to become absolutely immersed."

Posted Dec 26, 2013

Robert Kojder

26 89%

Frozen (2013)

"With the consistent success of many Disney princess films lately, it's almost as if they found a way to rejuvenate the sub-genre and are embarking on another golden age of animated features."

Posted Dec 4, 2013

Robert Kojder

27 69%

Almost Human: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" Peppered with solid performances, smart writing, and intriguing world-building elements, Almost Human is sure to be more than just an entertaining show, and is a welcome addition to the impressive resumes of its creators. "

Posted Nov 25, 2013

James Garcia

28 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"[A] much more personal film that opts to expand on the lore of Panem and consequences of the predecessor film, while simultaneously upping the stakes in every conceivable way. "

Posted Nov 22, 2013

Robert Kojder

29 100%

Ripper Street: Season 2 (TV, 2013)

" For me, the episode brings back what worked best for the last series, the script, camerawork and editing are used concisely to create an engaging tale. "

Posted Oct 31, 2013

Stu Whittaker

30 60%

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

"The results are the most inspired and refreshing series of gags in years from the group and a step in a direction ripe with further potential."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

31 49%

Carrie (2013)

"We love watching the vengeance just as much as Carrie relishes in delivering it."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

32 9%

Runner Runner (2013)

"Five years from now, I can see this movie constantly slotted on networks like USA and TNT to fill the programming gaps."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

33 29%

The Family (2013)

"The Family is the version [of mobster films] that abandons all logic opting for a route that seems derived from a Loony Tunes episode."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

34 69%

Disconnect (2013)

"Disconnect is to social networking what Requiem For A Dream was to drug addiction."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

35 26%

Planes (2013)

"Planes is nothing more than Disney cashing in on a successful franchise while the market is hot."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

36 35%

Aftershock (2013)

"a fumbled and misguided mess that not even the infamous Harvey Weinstein could snake-oil pitch."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

37 52%

The To Do List (2013)

"The jokes are frequent, rapidly fired, and often sharply written, featuring crude sexual dialogue about everything imaginable from masturbation to states of sexual arousal."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

38 13%

R.I.P.D. (2013)

"It's a predictable and cliché filled soap opera mess played straight with an afterlife gimmick."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

39 7%

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

"Grown Ups 2 is the culmination and epitome of laziness not just for Sandler, his friends, or director Dennis Dugan, but comedy as a genre."

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

40 22%

Electric Man (2012)

"Here is a film with humour and energy and heart, made by people whose primary objective appears to have been to make a movie they themselves would like to see."

Posted Oct 21, 2013

Adam Whyte

41 79%

Big Ass Spider! (2013)

"If you are a fan of the big monster genre Big Ass Spider! is a great film to waste a Friday night on."

Posted Oct 18, 2013

Aeryk Pierson

42 89%

The Walking Dead: Season 4 (TV, 2013-2014)

" The Walking Dead has something to appeal to everybody-assuming that everybody has the stomach for the occasional evisceration or two. "

Posted Oct 15, 2013

Laura Hurley

43 100%

Arrow: Season 2 (TV, 2013-2014)

" The fight scenes and actions are fantastic and continue from exactly where the series left off at the end of last season. "

Posted Oct 11, 2013

Edan Nissen

44 100%

Person Of Interest: Season 3 (TV, 2013-2014)

" It did deliver on the humor infused action and great one-liners from Reese. "

Posted Oct 3, 2013

Patrick G. Emralino

45 67%

The Big Bang Theory: Season 6 (TV, 2012-2013)

" The writers do a decent job of pushing the main storylines forward. "

Posted Sep 30, 2013

J.D. Shrader

46 86%

Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" The show displays enough wit and charm (as well as social commentary about the failure of the American Dream), to make me want to keep watching it. "

Posted Sep 26, 2013

Chris Swanson

47 ——

South Park: Season 8 (TV, 2004)

" Quest for Ratings is a hilarious episode laced with Matt and Trey's healthy disdain for making T.V. "

Posted Sep 16, 2013

Stuart W. Bedford

48 ——

South Park: Season 9 (TV, 2005)

" It's bold, it's revelatory and it's relevant, but most importantly, it's side-splittingly hilarious. "

Posted Sep 16, 2013

Stuart W. Bedford

49 78%

Sons of Anarchy: Season 6 (TV, 2013)

" It's ultimately a solid opener though as some very interesting seeds were planted for the episodes to come. "

Posted Sep 11, 2013

Robert Kojder

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