Schmoes Know

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 62%

The Maze Runner (2014)

"The acting is solid, but inevtiably "The Maze Runner" doesn't feel that satisying to complete."

Posted Sep 17, 2014

Kristian Harloff

2 62%

The Maze Runner (2014)

"It's ending may feel underwhelming, but the fun of a maze is never in it's completion, right? "

Posted Sep 17, 2014

Mark Ellis

3 66%

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

"Although the overall tone of "A Walk Among the Tombstones" takes itself too seriously, it's always great to see Liam Neeson threaten a baddie on the phone. Thankfully, the rest of the movie doesn't suck, either."

Posted Sep 17, 2014

Mark Ellis

4 66%

A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

"It excels at being a dark, gritty tale of vengeance...and it's at least something to get the fall movie season back on track. "

Posted Sep 17, 2014

Kristian Harloff

5 19%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"I think kids can get on board with most of what this latest edition offers; as a lifelong fan of the franchise I only wish that the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" got to be in their own movie more."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Kristian Harloff

6 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Gunn has helped take a relatively unknown property and made a film that will surely help blast these incredible characters to a level of fame that will spread across the galaxy."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Kristian Harloff

7 20%

Into The Storm (2014)

"What could have at least been a fun, eyeball-popping natural disaster flick instead becomes an exercise in what not to do with a summer movie."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Kristian Harloff

8 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"Although I had fun, this franchise has overstayed its welcome. "

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Kristian Harloff

9 92%

Frank (2014)

"Fassbender proves his range whether he's a mutant wearing a helmet...or a quirky lead singer wearing a mask."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Kristian Harloff

10 92%

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

"Bravo James Gunn; he took a lesser-known comic book and spun it into the most entertaining ride I've had all year."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Mark Ellis

11 19%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"The film isn't without it's flaws, but the gamble to use CGI/performance capture to bring the turtle boys to life pays off, and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" is a solid opening to what hopefully becomes another series of fun summer films."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Mark Ellis

12 20%

Into The Storm (2014)

" There's a some silly fun to be had with the sheer scope of the weather involved...but "Into the Storm" just can't muster enough force to be fresh."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Mark Ellis

13 20%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

""Let's Be Cops" should be the last time anyone thinks of impersonating a police officer...hopefully it's first of many big-screen team-ups between it's stars."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Mark Ellis

14 35%

The Giver (2014)

"Even though "The Giver" doesn't feel as original as it's source material deserves, it's still a credible film that should rise above most of it's competition."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Mark Ellis

15 33%

The Expendables 3 (2014)

"I'll still be the first in line for another installment, but I'm hoping that "The Expendables 3" can be like that weaker episode of "The A-Team"...fun but let's get it right next time."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Mark Ellis

16 92%

Frank (2014)

"The film slowly gets away from quirky and gets darker and darker, but never loses it's comic sensibilities. "

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Mark Ellis

17 99%

Boyhood (2014)

"It's an acheivement unlike anything I've seen before, so I gotta go big: 5/5 Schmoes for "Boyhood". To paraphrase another Linklater film...your first priority of the summer should be to see this movie. (Then lay back and crank some Foghat.)"

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Mark Ellis

18 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"A masterpiece of the highest order! Get to a theater near you to witness it first hand. If no one will drive you, I'm sure there's an ape on a horse nearby."

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Mark Ellis

19 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"Led by motion-capture pioneer Andy Serkis and Toby Kebbel, these performances should make a serious case for Oscar consideration. These are real actors that are able to express depth of emotion just like their all-human counterparts. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Kristian Harloff

20 66%

The Rover (2014)

"This role proves Pattinson has serious acting chops. He's mesmerizing, as is Guy Pearce: always a versatile actor who nails every look, glance, and eye twitch."

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Mark Ellis

21 66%

The Rover (2014)

"The Rover is not meant for everyone, but it's worth consideration if you don't mind getting lost in David Marchad's bleak Australian future for a couple hours."

Posted Jun 16, 2014

Kristian Harloff

22 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"It's a film with some very sad moments and will definitely ellicit more tears than probably any movie this summer, but it's also one of the best this season has to offer."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Kristian Harloff

23 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"Yes you might cry, but you'll also find a lot to be happy about and thankful for with "The Fault in Our Stars"."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Mark Ellis

24 48%

Maleficent (2014)

"Like most evil villains in movies, "Maleficent" had all the tools to be very good...and it instead went down the wrong path."

Posted May 30, 2014

Mark Ellis

25 48%

Maleficent (2014)

" Overall though, "Maleficent" just can't muster much magic with it's arresting new take on the classic villain. This isn't the scariest creature in movie history anymore, it's just a woman who should've known better than to trust a guy."

Posted May 30, 2014

Kristian Harloff

26 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"A fresh premise, engaging chemistry and incredible sci-fi action make it the surprise movie of the summer. "

Posted May 28, 2014

Mark Ellis

27 90%

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"It's "Aliens" meets "Groundhog Day" meets "Starship Troopers" meets "Source Code", and each of those films' best traits are expertly deployed into "Edge of Tomorrow". "

Posted May 28, 2014

Kristian Harloff

28 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Comedy is certainly subjective, but as a fan of MacFarlane's other work I found "A Million Ways to Die in the West" a comedy misfire."

Posted May 28, 2014

Kristian Harloff

29 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

""X-Men: Days of Future Past" uses fantastic storytelling and mesmerizing action to become the greatest film any mutants - teenage or otherwise - have ever been a part of. "

Posted May 23, 2014

Mark Ellis

30 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"Quite simply, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" ensures the legacy of the "X-Men" movies being among the best franchises the comic books have to offer."

Posted May 23, 2014

Kristian Harloff

31 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"I'm happy to report that scenes like Jaws emerging from the ocean and John McClane leaping off of Nakatomi plaza may now welcome a new VIP into their club: Godzilla, party of one. "

Posted May 12, 2014

Mark Ellis

32 73%

Godzilla (2014)

"As great as the ending is, I just can't help but think that I wanted more."

Posted May 12, 2014

Kristian Harloff

33 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

"The climax and resolution gave me hope for the future of this franchise, but as for "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" it might have to settle for being just another good blockbuster this summer."

Posted May 8, 2014

Mark Ellis

34 72%

Palo Alto (2014)

"This film is an accurate, if not wholly engaging, depiction of young life at a cross-roads. Whether anyone made it across is not the point...it's that there was an effort made to at all."

Posted May 8, 2014

Mark Ellis

35 88%

Chef (2014)

"The perfect summer movie to spell you in between blockbusters...it's not a "popcorn movie", but make sure you have something to eat during this one."

Posted May 8, 2014

Mark Ellis

36 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"It may not be on the same street as frat comedies like "Animal House" or "Old School", but it's in the neighborhood."

Posted May 8, 2014

Mark Ellis

37 73%

Neighbors (2014)

"The most impressive thing about this film is Efron; he has once and for broken free of the Disney, "High School Musical" stigma with this role as a hard-partying frat boy."

Posted May 8, 2014

Kristian Harloff

38 88%

Chef (2014)

"Cooks up the perfect blend of talent, storytelling and heart. The food might lure you into the theater, the rest of the film keeps you wanting more."

Posted May 8, 2014

Kristian Harloff

39 72%

Palo Alto (2014)

"Long after the movie was finished I found myself drifting back to "Palo Alto"...it doesn't have a tidy wrap-up, and that's one of the many traits of high school life it gets right."

Posted May 8, 2014

Kristian Harloff

40 53%

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014)

""Too many villains! It is a better attempt than Sam Raimi's "Spider-Man 3" but it's far from perfect."

Posted May 8, 2014

Kristian Harloff

41 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"I didn't hate "The Other Woman", and that's about as nice as I can be discussing this flick. Put that on the poster. "

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Mark Ellis

42 89%

Locke (2014)

"Every look, facial twitch and sentence Hardy delivers is note-perfect and is the acting display to beat early in 2014. "

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Mark Ellis

43 26%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"Even though most of the fight scenes were thoroughly enjoyable, the overall result of "Brick Mansions" is a stupid action movie that keeps upping the ante without bothering to check if any of the audience is still on board. We're not."

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Mark Ellis

44 89%

Locke (2014)

"Steven Knight directs a sleek 82-minute tour de force that is as engaging as it is single-minded. We're with "Locke" the entire time, and it's certainly a trip worth taking."

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Kristian Harloff

45 24%

The Other Woman (2014)

"A disappointing attempt at comedy that ends up being three talented, attractive woman failing to make us believe this story or laugh at its absurdity."

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Kristian Harloff

46 26%

Brick Mansions (2014)

"Despite Walker and Belle giving solid performances and impressing in some fight scenes, "Brick Mansions" is a ridiculously stupid and forgettable action flick that probably shouldn't even be viewed on Netflix. "

Posted Apr 25, 2014

Kristian Harloff

47 19%

Transcendence (2014)

"The performances are fine, as one would expect with this cast, but the writing and sadly the directing in "Transcendence" lacked the vision or coherence necessary to make such a high-concept film fly. "

Posted Apr 21, 2014

Kristian Harloff

48 86%

Joe (2014)

"The film as a whole is a bit underwhelming but based on the strength of it's cast, and the joy in seeing Cage not do a role just for the cash, "Joe" will be a worthwhile watch once it hits Netflix."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Kristian Harloff

49 62%

Draft Day (2014)

"To get the full blessing of the NFL and it's properties is a blessing and you better get it right. He does, and "Draft Day" has all the drama football fans love and perfectly placed humor that makes it appealing to fans of film in general."

Posted Apr 11, 2014

Kristian Harloff

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