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JoBlo's Movie Emporium

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 58%

Rudderless (2014)

"RUDDERLESS offers great music and two charismatic leads, yet the story tends to feel a little out of tune."

Posted Oct 18, 2014

JimmyO

2 79%

The Book of Life (2014)

"THE BOOK OF LIFE is funny, familiar, and fanciful, and it is one of the best animated features of the year."

Posted Oct 17, 2014

JimmyO

3 64%

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (2014)

"The story is dumb, but it is short enough to not feel too trapped taking your kids to the movies. "

Posted Oct 10, 2014

JimmyO

4 23%

Dracula Untold (2014)

"Schlocky, low-rent fun. "

Posted Oct 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

5 100%

Stretch (2014)

"A future cult-classic. Like an L.A noir version of AFTER HOURS."

Posted Oct 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

6 92%

Last Hijack (2014)

"LAST HIJACK isn't an especially entertaining film, but it's a troubling one and worth seeing even if only for the insight into this phenomenon that it provides. "

Posted Oct 7, 2014

Chris Bumbray

7 60%

The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2014)

"While the original was a more serious and thought provoking experience, this is a stylish and occasionally brutal true crime feature. "

Posted Oct 7, 2014

JimmyO

8 29%

Autómata (2014)

"A visually stunning, creative debut for an intriguing new director."

Posted Oct 6, 2014

Chris Bumbray

9 31%

Annabelle (2014)

"Just a low-budget quickie designed to cash-in and cash-out. Nothing you haven't seen a million times before. "

Posted Oct 3, 2014

Chris Bumbray

10 2%

Left Behind (2014)

"Bargain-basement Evangelical stuff. Notice the devout Muslim passenger gets "left behind". Belongs in a church basement, not a movie theater. "

Posted Oct 3, 2014

Chris Bumbray

11 88%

Gone Girl (2014)

"... a pulp classic, a rare thing in modern cinema."

Posted Oct 2, 2014

JimmyO

12 39%

Stephen King's A Good Marriage (2014)

"The premise can't quite sustain a feature but Allen and LaPaglia are excellent."

Posted Sep 30, 2014

Chris Bumbray

13 100%

John Wick (2014)

"This is the most entertaining Keanu Reeves action vehicle since THE MATRIX. JOHN WICK is a wild and bloody ride that hardly lets up until the final frame."

Posted Sep 19, 2014

JimmyO

14 63%

The Maze Runner (2014)

"If you are looking for the next HUNGER GAMES, this isn't near to that level, but you could do worse."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

JimmyO

15 0%

The Forger ()

"Good performances can't save a bland, instantly forgettable film. "

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

16 97%

'71 (2015)

"A perfect historical thriller. Jack O'Connell is a future mega star."

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

17 60%

The Last 5 Years (2015)

"Let's be nice and call this an acquired taste. "

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

18 64%

Time Out Of Mind ()

"Demands a lot of the viewer, but it's one of the most sobering American films ever made about homelessness. Richard Gere is incredible. "

Posted Sep 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

19 29%

Men, Women & Children (2014)

"Flawed but timely."

Posted Sep 16, 2014

Chris Bumbray

20 79%

The Riot Club (Posh) ()

"Could be called THE WOLF OF WALL STREET: THE OXFORD YEARS."

Posted Sep 16, 2014

Chris Bumbray

21 93%

The Guest (2014)

"For those looking for shrewd satire to mix in with rousing action, this is a guest you won't want to turn away."

Posted Sep 15, 2014

JimmyO

22 92%

Top Five (2014)

"Could go toe-to-toe with the very best of Rock's standup. The movie he's been working towards his entire career."

Posted Sep 15, 2014

Chris Bumbray

23 80%

Big Game ()

"A total blast with the potential to become a favorite of pre-teen boys the world over. "

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

24 No Score Yet

La French ()

"A very compelling true crime tale. Like the flipside of THE FRENCH CONNECTION. "

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

25 43%

This Is Where I Leave You (2014)

"Too many goofy lapses into broad comedy ruin an already too-familiar tale. "

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

26 No Score Yet

Before We Go ()

"Too evocative of other, much better movies like the BEFORE series or LOST IN TRANSLATION. "

Posted Sep 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

27 11%

No Good Deed (2014)

"If there is any distinction that this may have, it might simply be that it is one of the worst theatrically released films of the year."

Posted Sep 13, 2014

JimmyO

28 81%

While We're Young ()

"A strong mainstream effort by director Noah Baumbach. Ben Stiller hasn't been this funny in years. "

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Chris Bumbray

29 85%

The Good Lie (2014)

"So well-intentioned that it's hard to entirely dislike. "

Posted Sep 12, 2014

Chris Bumbray

30 86%

Wild (2014)

"Warm and uplifting, but with an edge. Reese Witherspoon has never been better."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

31 67%

Good Kill ()

"Considering the premise, this could and SHOULD have been great."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

32 64%

Love & Mercy ()

"Catnip for fans of The Beach Boys. Three great performances by Paul Dano, John Cusack and Elizabeth Banks."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

33 0%

Revenge of the Green Dragons (2014)

"Like a bad episode of 21 Jump Street."

Posted Sep 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

34 91%

99 Homes ()

"Grabs you from the first frame and doesn't let go until the credits roll. Shanoon and Garfield are electric. "

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Chris Bumbray

35 No Score Yet

Escobar: Paradise Lost (2014)

"While not a true Escobar biopic, it's still a solid thriller with a strong turn by Benicio Del Toro. "

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Chris Bumbray

36 79%

The Theory of Everything (2014)

"A sweet film. Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones are remarkable. "

Posted Sep 10, 2014

Chris Bumbray

37 63%

The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby (2014)

"It may not be a perfect look at romance gone wrong, yet it is a somber and memorable one."

Posted Sep 10, 2014

JimmyO

38 94%

Electric Boogaloo: The Wild, Untold Story of Cannon Films ()

"An incredibly entertaining, affectionate look at Cannon Films. Very rewarding for anyone who grew up watching the Chuck Norris-fueled studio output."

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

39 33%

Black and White ()

"Flawed but engaging, with an excellent performance by Kevin Costner. "

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

40 87%

The Imitation Game (2014)

"Utterly absorbing true-life spy thriller. Cumberbatch is wonderful. "

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

41 40%

The Reach ()

"A decent premise is ruined by poor execution and a ridiculous ending. "

Posted Sep 9, 2014

Chris Bumbray

42 89%

Foxcatcher (2014)

"Career best performances by Steve Carell and Channing Tatum. "

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

43 89%

Pawn Sacrifice ()

"While not as compelling as BOBBY FISCHER AGAINST THE WORLD, still a very worthwhile film. "

Posted Sep 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

44 62%

The Equalizer (2014)

"One of the best american actions films in years. Rock-solid action with a heart. Washington is cast to perfection."

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Chris Bumbray

45 39%

Tusk (2014)

"Batsh*t crazy, but in the best way possible. An exciting new chapter for Smith, who seems reinvigorated and at the top of his game. "

Posted Sep 7, 2014

Chris Bumbray

46 88%

The Drop (2014)

"A little slow-going but overall a solid character-driven underworld tale. Tom Hardy is terrific. "

Posted Sep 6, 2014

Chris Bumbray

47 83%

Nightcrawler (2014)

"A full-on masterpiece. Darkly funny, frightening, and action-packed. An intriguing neo-noir take on a world most of us are happily oblivious to. "

Posted Sep 6, 2014

Chris Bumbray

48 74%

St. Vincent (2014)

"Bill Murray is award-worthy in a tailor-made part. "

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

49 36%

Hector And The Search For Happiness (2014)

"A pleasant adventure-comedy with a winning performance from Simon Pegg."

Posted Sep 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray