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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 72%

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

2 ——

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

3 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

4 63%

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

5 24%

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

6 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

7 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

8 56%

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

9 84%

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

10 87%

True Detective : Season 1 (TV, 2014)

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

Posted Jan 14, 2014

Matt Hannigan

11 100%

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

12 57%

Hostages: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" 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

13 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

14 100%

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

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 69%

Almost Human: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" 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

19 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

20 100%

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

21 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

22 49%

Carrie (2013)

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

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

23 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

24 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

25 68%

Disconnect (2013)

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

Posted Oct 30, 2013

Robert Kojder

26 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

27 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

28 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

29 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

30 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

31 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

32 78%

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

33 88%

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

34 100%

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

35 100%

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

36 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

37 86%

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

" 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

38 ——

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

39 ——

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

40 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

41 65%

Vegas: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" It lacks a bit in execution. "

Posted Sep 9, 2013

Edward Brereton

42 100%

The Good Wife: Season 2 (TV, 2010-2011)

" I remain charmed by the performances, appreciative of its slick style and storytelling technique, and invested in the lives of these characters. "

Posted Sep 5, 2013

Dan Owen

43 89%

Rush (2013)

"Decisively earns the commendation of "sweaty palm movie of the year.""

Posted Sep 5, 2013

Shaun Munro

44 58%

Riddick (2013)

"Riddick lacks the soulless, mechanised groan of the previous film, but even stripping away the excess, this disappointing jaunt has very little meat on its bones."

Posted Sep 2, 2013

Shaun Munro

45 34%

Odd Thomas (2014)

"When a movie directed by Stephen Sommers doesn't even get a theatrical release, you know something's up."

Posted Aug 28, 2013

Shaun Munro

46 ——

The Last Days (2014)

"The Pastors prove what can be done with a modest budget when you strip away the Hollywood excess."

Posted Aug 28, 2013

Shaun Munro

47 86%

The Conspiracy (2013)

"As both a compelling examination of conspiracy theorists and a unique found footage film, The Conspiracy lays firm groundwork before delivering a tense, dynamic third act."

Posted Aug 28, 2013

Shaun Munro

48 38%

Dark Tourist (2013)

"Disappointingly resorts to a reductive dissection of its protagonist in the third reel, but The Grief Tourist benefits from Michael Cudlitz's suitably creepy performance, and is an atmospheric, suspenseful ride."

Posted Aug 28, 2013

Shaun Munro

49 50%

Contracted (2013)

"Ultimately disappointing due to an inane script which fashions a thoroughly unlikable, idiotic protagonist who invites derision more than sympathy."

Posted Aug 28, 2013

Shaun Munro

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