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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 79%

Muppets Most Wanted (2014)

"Muppets Most Wanted is essentially the 'B-Side' to The Muppets. It almost ensures that the Muppets are left to gather dust on a shelf awaiting the desperation of a true fan filmmaker to resurrect them once again."

Posted Apr 7, 2014

Blake Howard

2 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"The Other Woman is frustratingly indecisive. "

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Blake Howard

3 32%

The Monuments Men (2014)

"The Monuments Men is a collection of beautiful, individual cinematic moments, instead of the defining tapestry of an incredible story."

Posted Apr 4, 2014

Blake Howard

4 89%

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)

"Captain America: The Winter Soldier sees the talent (rookies or veterans) assembled firing on all cylinders, significantly upping the stake for the next phase of the MCU and showing why we still need "a little old fashioned.""

Posted Mar 30, 2014

Blake Howard

5 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"Bad Neighbours is worth your time for Byrne's potty mouth, Rogen's hairy back and watching Franco and Efron profess their (brotherly) love for each other."

Posted Mar 28, 2014

Blake Howard

6 79%

The Raid 2 (2014)

"The Raid and now The Raid 2: Berandal are action cinema evolving; everything else must adapt or die. "

Posted Mar 21, 2014

Blake Howard

7 53%

Out of the Furnace (2013)

"Out of the Furnace feels like America regressing into the wilds of the frontier."

Posted Mar 2, 2014

Blake Howard

8 92%

Nebraska (2013)

"Nebraska is undeniable; agonisingly hilarious, unyielding in its paternal love and devastatingly authentic to the ache of life closer to its end than the beginning."

Posted Mar 1, 2014

Blake Howard

9 49%

Wolf Creek 2 (2014)

"WOLF CREEK 2 is just the crazy ride one hopes for in this ever affective horror genre but it's the pervasive satire that you absorb in this vulnerable state that leaves an indelible mark."

Posted Mar 1, 2014

Blake Howard

10 94%

The Past (2013)

"The Past doesn't have the thrilling tempo of Farhadi's previous Oscar winning A Separation; but it's as if you're cemented into concrete boots and tossed into the chasm of consequence."

Posted Feb 13, 2014

Blake Howard

11 22%

That Awkward Moment (2014)

"Don't be fooled, That Awkward Moment (retitled Are We Officially Dating for Australian audiences) takes a tired 90s feeling premise, promptly forgets it and meanders for an excruciating ninety minutes only to deliver its best material in the outtakes"

Posted Feb 12, 2014

Blake Howard

12 51%

Cuban Fury (2014)

"If Billy Elliot was about a passion nurtured from a young age, Cuban Fury is what happens when that unlikely passion for movement is lost, and found. It's as sweet and charming as its cast."

Posted Jan 30, 2014

Blake Howard

13 77%

The Wolf of Wall Street (2013)

"Scorsese's mastery is undeniable; The Wolf of Wall Street is yet another magnum opus."

Posted Jan 19, 2014

Blake Howard

14 47%

Last Vegas (2013)

"Last Vegas is double AND nothing. It wins big with Freeman's cool and Kline's surgeon-like timing and flails miserably with everything associated with relationship between Douglas and DeNiro. "

Posted Jan 19, 2014

Blake Howard

15 55%

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014)

""Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit" is giving Branagh a chance to get in Dr. Frankenstein's shoe once again; Cozad and Koepp ignore the library of source material and assist in creating a monster from elements of other successful spy characters."

Posted Jan 18, 2014

Blake Howard

16 75%

Lone Survivor (2014)

"Lone Survivor is writer/director Peter Berg's best to date..."

Posted Jan 12, 2014

Blake Howard

17 75%

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues (2013)

"Anchorman 2 is louder, sillier and vastly more absurd than its now cult predecessor, but it's also longer, so when those less successful sequences miss the mark it feels like there are yawning chasms between laughs instead of beats. "

Posted Jan 10, 2014

Blake Howard

18 ——

Lasseter's Bones ()

"Lassester's Bones is as much about the illumination of the myth surrounding the man as it is about man's desire to complete the incomplete and fulfil the unfulfilled. It's poetic, personal filmmaking."

Posted Dec 30, 2013

Blake Howard

19 89%

Frozen (2013)

"Frozen is a soaring musical that does everything you love about classic Disney while giving their portrayal of princesses a necessary twenty first century upgrade."

Posted Dec 30, 2013

Blake Howard

20 50%

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty (2013)

"This is Stiller's pièce de résistance."

Posted Dec 27, 2013

Blake Howard

21 94%

Her (2013)

"Jonze's Her is a work of sweeping, poetic genius."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Blake Howard

22 76%

Kill Your Darlings (2013)

"Kill Your Darlings weaved the mythical origins of the beat generation into a fiercely engaging drama about finding yourself amidst crises of identity, sexuality and art."

Posted Dec 15, 2013

Blake Howard

23 93%

American Hustle (2013)

"American Hustle is an ambitious satire, made by an accomplished filmmaker and loaded with terrific acting talent; but despite appreciating it for what it tried to achieve instead, it's hard not to feel slightly conned."

Posted Dec 15, 2013

Blake Howard

24 38%

Delivery Man (2013)

"Delivery Man is a surprisingly heartfelt approach to a very funny premise; despite taking several unnecessary narrative detours along the way."

Posted Dec 6, 2013

Blake Howard

25 97%

12 Years a Slave (2013)

"Unflinching, excruciating direction from McQueen; arresting and affective performances from Chiwetel Ejiofor, Lupita Nyong'o & Michael Fassbender; John Ridley's adaption of this shamefully true story is epic; 12 Years a Slave is extraordinary."

Posted Dec 4, 2013

Blake Howard

26 67%

How I Live Now (2013)

"How I Live Now could have been called 'Tomorrow When The War Began in rural England and my cousins and I decided to live a hippy rural existence until sh*t got real'; but that would have been far too literal."

Posted Dec 2, 2013

Blake Howard

27 63%

Filth (2014)

"Auto-erotic-asphyxiation, waves of whisky, mounds of cocaine; Filth does what it says on the tin. "

Posted Nov 21, 2013

Blake Howard

28 89%

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013)

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire achieves what every sequel should strive for - a film that surpasses its predecessor in every way."

Posted Nov 18, 2013

Blake Howard

29 64%

August: Osage County (2013)

"Letts' script attracted actors of the highest calibre, Wells fostered brilliance from Streep and Roberts (and the whole cast really). It's not easy to watch a family implode but August: Osage County shows us that some families need to."

Posted Nov 15, 2013

Blake Howard

30 60%

Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa (2013)

"Bad Grandpa is to Jackass what Borat is to Ali G. The gag is far less about Irving and his grandson; it's relishing in how they antagonise and perplex their unwilling support cast. It's juvenile, it's ridiculous but I laughed, a lot."

Posted Nov 14, 2013

Blake Howard

31 96%

Enough Said (2013)

"Happiness and companionship is precious as your journey is closer to its end than the beginning. Holofcener's Enough Said is old enough to dismiss bullsh*t like dwelling on the past."

Posted Nov 9, 2013

Blake Howard

32 66%

The Railway Man (2014)

"The Railway Man will leave a mark on your soul, not only for the brutal barbarity of war but for the sheer power of screen stories."

Posted Nov 8, 2013

Blake Howard

33 38%

Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013)

"INSIDIOUS: Chapter Two has a good cache of scares; a necessary injection of mystery and despite small doses of clunky performances and scripting it's a rare, high quality horror sequel. "

Posted Nov 6, 2013

Blake Howard

34 37%

The Fifth Estate (2013)

"The Fifth Estate is Woodward VS Bernstein."

Posted Nov 6, 2013

Blake Howard

35 73%

Lee Daniels' The Butler (2013)

"The Butler burned like phosphorus early but fizzled towards a heavy handed conclusion and 'message' that lands with the finesse of a sledge hammer. "

Posted Nov 3, 2013

Blake Howard

36 29%

The Family (2013)

"The Family unashamedly serves as a shrine to Goodfellas, pairs sharp, black comedy and violence but like the characters is in a state of existential crisis."

Posted Nov 3, 2013

Blake Howard

37 69%

About Time (2013)

"About Time is writer/director Richard Curtis campaigning the audience to cherish every single second of our fleeting existence. Yes we can."

Posted Nov 2, 2013

Blake Howard

38 34%

The Counselor (2013)

"The Counselor delves into the abject amorality of criminality. It's a devastating examination of greed and grief in the overwhelming wilds of apathy; you'll love it if you like that sort of thing."

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Blake Howard

39 65%

Thor: The Dark World (2013)

"... strap yourself in, endure the opening 30 minutes and you'll get to the most hilariously self-aware Marvel film in the series."

Posted Nov 1, 2013

Blake Howard

40 89%

Rush (2013)

"Rush will find your inner petrol head as you're faced with the reality that there's a knife's edge between death and glory."

Posted Oct 13, 2013

Blake Howard

41 60%

The Bling Ring (2013)

"The Bling Ring gives you the feeling that you can reach out and slap these zombified teens out of their apathy - unfortunately you're restricted to your seat and to your judgement - Coppola makes you work."

Posted Oct 13, 2013

Blake Howard

42 80%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"The Place Beyond the Pines is a heart-wrenching epic poem that quashes the delusion that sons won't be affected by the actions of their fathers."

Posted Oct 13, 2013

Blake Howard

43 97%

Gravity (2013)

"Not since Ridley Scott (Alien and Blade Runner) has a filmmaker done more for the Sci-Fi genre. Gravity is undeniable. See it on the biggest screen possible, you will feel the epic profundity of being lost in space."

Posted Oct 2, 2013

Blake Howard

44 13%

R.I.P.D. (2013)

"R.I.P.D may look like something that you've seen before (and you kind of have) but with deft direction, the primal allure of redemption and lightning pace; prepare for a surprisingly entertaining ride."

Posted Oct 2, 2013

Blake Howard

45 41%

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013)

"If PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF gave a studio hope enough to jumpstart this franchise then PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS ensures that it 'sleeps with the fishes.'"

Posted Sep 23, 2013

Blake Howard

46 59%

Riddick (2013)

"Riddick brings the character back to what people enjoyed about Pitch Black; Twohy's Diesel idolatry aside there's entertaining sci-fi action thrills to be had, once."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Blake Howard

47 24%

The Canyons (2013)

"The Canyons is Easton Ellis cannibalising himself, Schrader badly forging Drive and hack stunt casting of a walking appendage and a starlet that should have been in rehab."

Posted Sep 15, 2013

Blake Howard

48 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"Blue Jasmine is beguiling, hilarious and heart-wrenching. "

Posted Sep 7, 2013

Blake Howard

49 42%

Red 2 (2013)

"RED 2's support cast (including the new additions) are punching hard for this sequel to be as fun as the original; however the diluted globetrotting and Willis' clear 'pay-check' performance make you wish they'd retired this series after the original."

Posted Sep 1, 2013

Blake Howard

50 69%

Stoker (2013)

"A beautifully twisted story, masterfully composed and fiercely performed; Stoker is a hyper visual gothic thriller that can't be missed."

Posted Sep 1, 2013

Blake Howard

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