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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 43%

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

"As a whole and complete anthology, A DAME TO KILL FOR falls short of the first. "

Posted Aug 22, 2014

JimmyO

2 41%

If I Stay (2014)

"A pretty run of the mill teen melodrama. Suffers in comparison to THE FAULT IN OUR STARS. "

Posted Aug 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

3 8%

Are You Here (2014)

"Not really all that funny, and not all that touching, but if you are a fan of the cast it might be worth a rental."

Posted Aug 19, 2014

JimmyO

4 0%

The November Man (2014)

"Brosnan is still a dynamic hero, but he can't save this low-rent spy thriller."

Posted Aug 18, 2014

Chris Bumbray

5 32%

The Giver (2014)

"Despite the short running time, The Giver feels dull, with a bland hero that's tough to invest in. "

Posted Aug 14, 2014

Chris Bumbray

6 15%

Let's Be Cops (2014)

"Johnson and Wayans have great chemistry but they deserve a better vehicle for their talents. "

Posted Aug 12, 2014

Chris Bumbray

7 ——

The White Storm ()

"An epic throwback to the "heroic bloodshed" classics of the 80's and 90's Hong Kong scene. Beats any Hollywood blockbuster out there."

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

8 40%

No Tears For The Dead (2014)

"The first hour is uneven, but some of the action scenes in the second half rival THE RAID 2. "

Posted Aug 11, 2014

Chris Bumbray

9 86%

The Knick: Season 1 (TV, 2014)

" Along with TRUE DETECTIVE and FARGO, yet another amazing show that raises the bar. Within the first five minutes it's clear we're watching something great. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

10 ——

Dead Snow: Red vs. Dead ()

"A bloody blast from beginning to end. "

Posted Aug 8, 2014

Chris Bumbray

11 20%

Into The Storm (2014)

"Feels pretty low-rent despite the amazing CGI."

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Chris Bumbray

12 20%

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2014)

"Pretty much the same movie as the first TRANSFORMERS. Lots of Bay-hem, TONS of product placement, and very little soul. "

Posted Aug 7, 2014

Chris Bumbray

13 65%

The Hundred-Foot Journey (2014)

"This is an occasionally striking journey that seems to last just a little too long, yet at its best it is an appealing romantic drama."

Posted Aug 6, 2014

JimmyO

14 ——

Space Station 76 (2014)

"Blake's 7 meets Wet Hot American Summer, but with more Valium. "

Posted Aug 6, 2014

Chris Bumbray

15 67%

WolfCop ()

"Half man/half wolf: all cop. It's pretty tough to dislike a movie where Gowan's Moonlight Desires is used in the human/wolf love scene. "

Posted Aug 4, 2014

Chris Bumbray

16 78%

Get On Up (2014)

"Entertaining but Brown's life is glossed over to the point that he's barely more three dimensional than he was in the old Eddie Murphy SNL sketches. "

Posted Aug 1, 2014

Chris Bumbray

17 ——

Among the Living (Aux yeux des vivants) ()

"Fairly routine slasher fare. "

Posted Jul 31, 2014

Chris Bumbray

18 78%

The One I Love (2014)

"While it may not seem like it, in a way this is one of the most original sci-fi/drama hybrids of recent memory. "

Posted Jul 30, 2014

Chris Bumbray

19 86%

Creep ()

"Occasionally inspired, but predictable and all-too familiar. "

Posted Jul 29, 2014

Chris Bumbray

20 100%

Predestination (2015)

"One of the few truly thought-provoking science-fiction thrillers to emerge in the last few years. Snook and Hawke are excellent. "

Posted Jul 28, 2014

Chris Bumbray

21 83%

Kraftidioten (In Order of Disappearance) ()

"Works simultaneously as both a straight-forward revenge tale and a deconstruction of the genre - thanks to heavy doses of typically Scandinavian gallows humor. "

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Chris Bumbray

22 61%

Hercules (2014)

"Refreshing in that it never takes itself too seriously. Just a fun, ninety-minute action ride. Beautifully shot. "

Posted Jul 25, 2014

Chris Bumbray

23 ——

The Harvest ()

"Excellent performances can't save The Harvest, which is riddled with too many plot holes. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Chris Bumbray

24 65%

Lucy (2014)

"Truly eccentric. Imagine TREE OF LIFE (right down to the dinosaurs) re-imagined as an eighty-minute action movie and you've got an idea of what Besson is going for. It works better than you'd think. "

Posted Jul 24, 2014

Chris Bumbray

25 ——

Kite (2014)

"Worse than any Uwe Boll movie. Just terrible. "

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

26 53%

The Zero Theorem (2014)

"Not one of Terry Gilliam's better films, but his misfires are still nothing if not interesting. Waltz is excellent. "

Posted Jul 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

27 ——

Faults ()

"A terrific debut for director Riley Stearns. Amazing performances from Leland Orser and Mary Elizabeth Winstead. "

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Chris Bumbray

28 49%

I Origins (2014)

"Smart, cerebral sci-fi. The perfect antidote to a mediocre summer of tentpoles. "

Posted Jul 21, 2014

Chris Bumbray

29 58%

The Purge: Anarchy (2014)

"Probably the closest they could have made to a Punisher movie without getting sued. Much better than the first film. Frank Grillo makes for a cool hero. "

Posted Jul 17, 2014

Chris Bumbray

30 90%

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

"The rare summer blockbuster with both brains and brawn. The best APES movie since Charlton Heston first slapped on a loincloth. "

Posted Jul 10, 2014

Chris Bumbray

31 28%

Deliver Us from Evil (2014)

"Elevated by strong production values and an excellent cast. "

Posted Jul 2, 2014

Chris Bumbray

32 49%

Earth to Echo (2014)

"This is a sweet little movie. It may not be mind-blowing or even thought-provoking, but it is near impossible to not be taken in by little Echo and his group of human friends."

Posted Jul 1, 2014

JimmyO

33 ——

Drive Hard (2014)

"Despite the name, there's very little hard driving in DRIVE HARD. A dull, amateurish wannabe buddy-comedy."

Posted Jun 25, 2014

Chris Bumbray

34 66%

The Rover (2014)

"Bleak but beautiful. An arty, ultra-realistic take on the post-apocalyptic genre. "

Posted Jun 20, 2014

Chris Bumbray

35 53%

Jersey Boys (2014)

"Not perfect, but still a fun ride through the Four Seasons' ups and downs. More of a straight biopic than a musical. "

Posted Jun 19, 2014

Chris Bumbray

36 76%

Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon (2014)

"Like a nice-guy version of The Kid Stays in the Picture. Proves that you don't have to be a jerk to get ahead in showbiz. "

Posted Jun 13, 2014

Chris Bumbray

37 84%

22 Jump Street (2014)

"22 Jump Street is a hilarious continuation that successfully builds on what the first started."

Posted Jun 10, 2014

JimmyO

38 92%

How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

"Heartfelt, funny, and captivating, this is a satisfying continuation of the first film."

Posted Jun 9, 2014

JimmyO

39 90%

Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

"The perfect summer blockbuster. Funnier than you'd think. Cruise's image is both satirized and celebrated. Blunt is terrific."

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

40 52%

Trust Me (2014)

"A surprisingly tough little movie about the reality of child actors in Hollywood. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

41 80%

The Fault In Our Stars (2014)

"The date movie of the summer. Should do for a generation of kids what GHOST did for their parents. "

Posted Jun 5, 2014

Chris Bumbray

42 80%

Delivery: The Beast Within (2014)

"...both Vail and Barclay give compelling performances. They are very convincing and sympathetic which made for an effective emotional anchor to the film. Basically I gave a crap about what happened to them. "

Posted May 30, 2014

JimmyO

43 33%

A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

"Feels antiquated - like a Bob Hope comedy from the forties."

Posted May 30, 2014

Chris Bumbray

44 64%

The Grand Seduction (2014)

"Charming, but not up to the Quebec original."

Posted May 27, 2014

Chris Bumbray

45 50%

Age of the Uprising (2014)

"A little dull, but beautifully shot and acted. "

Posted May 27, 2014

Chris Bumbray

46 63%

Filth (2014)

"Darkly funny. The best Irvine Welsh has been done on-screen since Trainspotting. James McAvoy is terrific."

Posted May 26, 2014

Chris Bumbray

47 14%

Blended (2014)

"Once upon a time I was a fan of his (Sandler), but alas you can't be sixteen forever."

Posted May 23, 2014

Chris Bumbray

48 91%

X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014)

"The film X-Men fans have been waiting for. It lives up to their expectations and then some. A truly epic installment."

Posted May 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

49 86%

The Immigrant (2014)

"Often brilliant, with tremendous performances by Marion Cotillard and Joaquin Phoenix. "

Posted May 22, 2014

Chris Bumbray

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