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The Ooh Tray

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 57%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"The result's a more satisfying, if not quite more substantial movie. "

Posted Jul 27, 2014

Ed Whitfield

2 62%

Hercules (2014)

"Ratner, one feels, if vying to become Hollywood's confectioner-in-chief, and this movie won't hurt his candidacy one little bit. "

Posted Jul 26, 2014

Ed Whitfield

3 91%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Rock solid."

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Ed Whitfield

4 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"One of the most interesting movies ever made, but also, perhaps, one of the most anticlimactic."

Posted Jul 16, 2014

Ed Whitfield

5 23%

Tammy (2014)

""Dick and beak", Tammy's description of TopperJack's chicken burgers, works as a capsule review. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Ed Whitfield

6 0%

The Anomaly ()

"One day the world will find out what Noel Clarke has on Universal Pictures and it's going to change the film industry forever. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Ed Whitfield

7 17%

Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014)

"Bay's now made the same film four times, swapping out characters and maguffins while ensuring an identikit tone; that uneasy, unedifying blend of gung-ho preening, sadistic violence, vindictive humour and creepy sexuality."

Posted Jul 5, 2014

Ed Whitfield

8 86%

Cold in July (2014)

"The kind of movie that reminds you that making them like they used to needn't mean recycling old stories. "

Posted Jun 29, 2014

Ed Whitfield

9 26%

Walking on Sunshine ()

"Is to real feeling what sunny delight is to real orange juice. "

Posted Jun 28, 2014

Ed Whitfield

10 29%

3 Days To Kill (2014)

"Fine, in a mid-budget, wholly inconsequential way."

Posted Jun 27, 2014

Ed Whitfield

11 54%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Perhaps the reason Valli's domestic strife is sketched so lightly is that the man himself is one of Jersey Boys' producers, which is a bit like a space shuttle engineer vouchsafing their own safety checks. "

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Ed Whitfield

12 74%

Oculus (2014)

"There's a sustained mood of eerie anticipation, and the committed leads sell it."

Posted Jun 14, 2014

Ed Whitfield

13 22%

Devil's Knot (2014)

"This is a courtroom drama in which the man fighting the good fight has to wait outside. "

Posted Jun 14, 2014

Ed Whitfield

14 10%

Grace Of Monaco ()

""A fictional account inspired by real events", or fiction for short, filmed like a feature length perfume commercial."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Ed Whitfield

15 85%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"I particularly enjoyed the description of Schmidt and Jenko, dressed for Spring Break, as the stars of a sitcom called "Hawaiian Dads"."

Posted Jun 8, 2014

Ed Whitfield

16 100%

Musicwood (2013)

"As a visibly agitated Greenpeace activist puts it, "the only thing that f***ing matters is the forest" and that, you feel, is the crux of it."

Posted Jun 1, 2014

Ed Whitfield

17 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"Now if only we could find Tom a leading lady his own age... "

Posted Jun 1, 2014

Ed Whitfield

18 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"All teenage boys use women as props to boost their ego, it's just strange to see a grown man do it and charge audiences the price of a cinema ticket to watch. "

Posted May 31, 2014

Ed Whitfield

19 49%

Maleficent (2014)

"Imagine a Star Wars remake with the Emperor hugging Luke instead of trying to fry him with force lightning and you get the idea."

Posted May 30, 2014

Ed Whitfield

20 14%

Blended (2014)

"A movie that looks to have been written in half the time it takes to watch."

Posted May 24, 2014

Ed Whitfield

21 92%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"Singer's reprise is too busy to make sense...two and a half cheers."

Posted May 24, 2014

Ed Whitfield

22 74%

Godzilla (2014)

"A Godzilla flick that understands the appeal of the character."

Posted May 18, 2014

Ed Whitfield

23 88%

Frank (2014)

"Perhaps Chris Sievey would have appreciated the punk sensibility behind this approach but surely not Frank's inability to connect with anyone, outside his troupe of broken bandmates? "

Posted May 11, 2014

Ed Whitfield

24 96%

Blue Ruin (2014)

"A sublime noir that deserves to be seen, such is its power and brutality. "

Posted May 4, 2014

Ed Whitfield

25 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"The comedy of attrition is about contrasts. The greater the difference between adversaries, the larger the comedic potential, but Bad Neighbours either doesn't understand this or never knew it. "

Posted May 4, 2014

Ed Whitfield

26 29%

Pompeii (2014)

"If the violence and tragedy of Pompeii's destruction by a projectile vomiting Mount Vesuvius in 79AD is hard to imagine, harder still is a fan of Paul W.S. Anderson. "

Posted May 4, 2014

Ed Whitfield

27 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"Did Nolan choose Transcendence for Pfister as his very own Springtime for Hitler? "

Posted Apr 20, 2014

Ed Whitfield

28 89%

Locke (2014)

"We knew that great films needn't be propelled by action or incident; sometimes the incidental's plenty; but movies like Locke are a fine and welcome reminder."

Posted Apr 19, 2014

Ed Whitfield

29 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"A fun, if undemanding sequel, that just about gets away with its shortcomings. "

Posted Apr 18, 2014

Ed Whitfield

30 88%

Calvary (2014)

"Its questions stay with you long after the end credits have left you to your troubled thoughts. "

Posted Apr 13, 2014

Ed Whitfield

31 79%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"Evans has put the architecture in place to make a more substantial movie [than the original Raid] but in the end delivers one that's more engaging, which isn't, alas, quite the same thing. "

Posted Apr 13, 2014

Ed Whitfield

32 77%

Noah (2014)

"It has, in religious parlance, been sent to test you. "

Posted Apr 6, 2014

Ed Whitfield

33 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"As Marvel Studios grows in confidence and experience, it's prepared to test its audience with greater forays into adult territory: movie's unapologetically targeted at their loyal readership."

Posted Mar 30, 2014

Ed Whitfield

34 98%

Starred Up (2014)

"Poses pertinent questions about institutional corruption, the criminal ecosystem and how the taxpayer's representatives become willing accomplices."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Ed Whitfield

35 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Far more irreverent and mischievous than its predecessor."

Posted Mar 27, 2014

Ed Whitfield

36 53%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"This is Gilliam karaoking his best tunes."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Ed Whitfield

37 17%

Ironclad: Battle for Blood (2014)

"It has the feel of a follow up that English either helmed so no one else could or was desperate to make, despite a lack of interest from financiers and agents."

Posted Mar 20, 2014

Ed Whitfield

38 86%

Under the Skin (2014)

"A masterclass in technique."

Posted Mar 16, 2014

Ed Whitfield

39 22%

Need For Speed (2014)

"The driving, though exciting, isn't quite enough compensation for the story it's subbing for. "

Posted Mar 16, 2014

Ed Whitfield

40 42%

300: Rise of an Empire (2014)

"Uncomplicated fare for those who yearn for a time when men were prisoners of their masculinity and expected to kill as a consequence and women were brutalised by rape and the murder of family members into being as psychotic as their male counterparts."

Posted Mar 9, 2014

Ed Whitfield

41 92%

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

"A bravura chunk of pastiche."

Posted Mar 9, 2014

Ed Whitfield

42 94%

Her (2013)

"If Her is indeed a male fetish fantasy (as one journalist claimed), it's an odd one, presumably aimed at the same men who get a thrill from having their member sheathed in sandpaper."

Posted Mar 1, 2014

Ed Whitfield

43 85%

Only Lovers Left Alive (2014)

"Trust Jarmusch to eschew cliché and think about the vampire condition."

Posted Mar 1, 2014

Ed Whitfield

44 18%

Ride Along (2014)

"Ride Along's fascinating on one level because there's absolutely nothing original about it. "

Posted Mar 1, 2014

Ed Whitfield

45 60%

Non-Stop (2014)

"It's fortunate that an above average potboiler need not keep its feet on the ground, especially when set in the air."

Posted Mar 1, 2014

Ed Whitfield

46 60%

Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014)

""I feel nothing" says the titular addict...and we understand her frustration all too well. "

Posted Feb 22, 2014

Ed Whitfield

47 75%

Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014)

"Shia and f***ing, signifying nothing."

Posted Feb 22, 2014

Ed Whitfield

48 96%

The LEGO Movie (2014)

"The greatest commercial ever made."

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Ed Whitfield

49 49%

RoboCop (2014)

"It arguably takes a satirical look at its own conception and production."

Posted Feb 9, 2014

Ed Whitfield

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