Alex Maidy

Alex Maidy
Tomatometer-approved critic
Publications: JoBlo's Movie Network

Movie Reviews Only

T-Meter Title | Year
9/10 75% Superman Returns (2006) Revisiting Bryan Singer's underrated SUPERMAN RETURNS, I propose why it is actually one of the best Superman movies of all time. Check out the video above and see if you agree! - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
8/10 52% Dune (1984) David Lynch is a brilliant filmmaker who also flies in the face of the status quo, delivering challenging tales in bizarre fashion. That is what makes his DUNE such an accomplishment rather than the failure it is always claimed to be. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
7/10 82% Console Wars (2020) Like the conflict between Nintendo and Sega, this documentary feels a little behind the times and pales a bit compared to the other options out there. It is still an enjoyable watch but doesn't dive nearly as deep as it could have. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
8/10 78% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) I contend that it is a worthy addition to the Indy mythology and is actually better than another movie in the original trilogy. But yes, for Indiana Jones Crystal Skull is an interesting case study. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
9/10 72% Crimson Peak (2015) While the love/hate relationship audiences had with CRIMSON PEAK delivered a middling worldwide box office for the film, I contend that not only is it one of the best haunted house movies of all time but ranks as Guillermo Del Toro's true masterpiece. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2020
8/10 98% Hamilton (2020) HAMILTON does its job in capturing a singular creation that modernizes a chapter of American history that is eerily representative of where the United States finds itself today: a melting pot on the verge of revolution. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2020
6/10 66% Lady and the Tramp (2019) It is a cute movie that is absolutely harmless . Still, it doesn't have the same magic or energy of the original and proves once again that not every Disney movie needs to be retold. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
39% Batman Forever (1995) I defy you to find any DC movie that has as much fun existing as BATMAN FOREVER does. I wish we had seen Kilmer return to don the mantle of the Bat at least one more time, but I will enjoy the one we got. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
6/10 36% In the Tall Grass (2019) This is a movie that is not quite ambitious enough which ends up making it feel pretty generic. You aren't missing much by not watching IN THE TALL GRASS, but if you do you will certainly be left wanting more. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2019
7/10 91% El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) Visually, it feels grand and cinematic but the content just never warrants existing. I am sure all of you who were anxiously awaitng EL CAMINO will enjoy one more foray into this story and hopefully you are not as underwhelmed as I was. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2019
7/10 74% Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Yes, it is silly and has no reason to exist, but I am glad it does. The fun time this A-list cast had filming these segments alone makes it worth your time. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
16% 47 Ronin (2013) If 47 RONIN did anything, it proved to me that Keanu Reeves could (and should) have starred in a live action version of AKIRA. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2019
47% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) This is an entry in the mutant saga that grows better with successive viewings and even manages to sneak some under the radar performances that stand out. If you remember disliking this movie, I highly suggest you give it another go. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 4, 2019
6/10 80% Ray (2004) RAY suffers from having not enough story to warrant a feature film and too much talent wasted on caricatures of historical figures. RAY, like last year's BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, is too focused on homage rather than telling a convincing and stirring story. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
43% Ghost in the Shell (2017) If you are looking for an epic and mouthwateringly gorgeous science fiction film to watch from the comfort of your own home, you could do a lot worse than GHOST IN THE SHELL. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
36% The Legend of Tarzan (2016) David Yates may never get to make a sequel (or a prequel) to this story but it will remain in fine company alongside Andrew Stanton's JOHN CARTER as a pitch perfect vision of the writing of Edgar Rice Burroughs. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
6/10 88% Batman: Hush (2019) BATMAN: HUSH is going to appeal to fans of the comic book story and fans of the DC Animated Universe movies, but everyone else can skip this one. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
88% Blade Runner 2049 (2017) BLADE RUNNER 2049 certainly looks the part but beyond the surface it is nothing more than a pale replicant of the real thing. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
16% Gods Of Egypt (2016) GODS OF EGYPT is a movie that commands no respect and lets you sit back and have brainless fun. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2019
9/10 97% Toy Story 4 (2019) TOY STORY 4 is another home run for Pixar and one that perfectly sets up future movies (or Disney+ series) with characters new and old. It also works wonderfully as a conclusion to the series. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2019
7/10 26% Mortal Engines (2018) It is rare that we get such a starkly distinct movie in wide release which makes it a shame that so few gave this movie a chance. But, I beg you to watch it if you can and I think you will enjoy it as much as you did ALITA: BATTLE ANGEL. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
5/10 71% True Lies (1994) TRUE LIES should get a remake and benefit from all of the special effects breakthroughs that James Cameron has championed in the last twenty-five years and get rid of the basic racism and sexism that otherwise besmirch a fun, action-packed movie. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
5/10 79% Halloween (2018) This film is technically well executed and there is nothing inherently wrong with it as a relaxed viewing experience, but HALLOWEEN deserved to be so much more. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
5/10 83% The Sound of Music (1965) Overall, the film never feels like it was built for anyone to really look deeply at it which is why it is so confusing as to why it is so beloved to this day. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
7/10 28% Bright (2017) BRIGHT has issues and does get mired in some narrative and pacing issues, but overall this is a film that is far more fun and enjoyable than half of the movies released in theaters in 2017. That alone makes it a success. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
7/10 22% The Book of Henry (2017) THE BOOK OF HENRY has it's heart in the right place and challenges audiences with ideas that may be uncomfortable to talk about, but that is exactly what makes this movie worth seeing. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 24, 2019
10/10 100% Paddington 2 (2018) The beautiful composition and set design are fascinating to unpack and you will come to appreciate just how hard it actually can be to create a family film that is as fun for grown ups as it is for kids. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
7/10 97% Black Panther (2018) It does nothing truly distinct from every other Marvel Studios offering, I will be first in line. If they think they can sucker me into paying for outdated special effects and a movie I have seen many times over, they have another thing coming. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
6/10 90% A Star Is Born (2018) Nothing about A STAR IS BORN feels earned. The movie plods along to the inevitable conclusion and features unexplained time jumps that we are just supposed to accept. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
5/10 60% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is an affront to the music of Queen in that it lacks any of the depth the band put into every song they created. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 6, 2019
7/10 48% Skyscraper (2018) In an age when going to the movies seems to be a dick-measuring contest where each studio tries to outdo one another by raising the bar, it is nice to see Dwayne Johnson continuing to just have fun and therefore letting us as the audience have fun, too. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
8/10 51% Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) It feels like Vaughn saying screw you to every studio note he got on the first movie and going balls out to do everything you would never expect. For that, KINGSMAN: THE GOLDEN CIRCLE ended up being the best sequel of 2017. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
8/10 46% Constantine (2005) The complicated narrative and countless supporting characters from the comic are boiled down into the key elements that make CONSTANTINE an excellent standalone story and a perfect introduction to what should have been a long-running series. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
7/10 51% Rampage (2018) The fact that the trailer included veiled references to the sheer ridiculousness of the premise of RAMPAGE should have shown you this movie knew exactly what it was trying it be and it absolutely delivers. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 18, 2018
7/10 21% The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) Despite a headline-grabbing marketing push, this movie deserves more recognition for the talented cast, well-executed direction, and clever connection to it's predecessors. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
5/10 72% Ready Player One (2018) READY PLAYER ONE is the prime example of just how hollow big budget filmmaking has become and ranks as one of the worst movies Spielberg has ever made, even though it represents an amalgamation of what has made his movies so iconic. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
8/10 69% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) There is so much to love in SOLO: A STAR WARS STORY. From great character design to even more brilliantly executed practical effects, the pros far outweigh the cons with this production. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
10/10 95% Don't Look Now (1973) Like ROSEMARY'S BABY and THE WICKER MAN, it is the build-up of anticipation and the feeling that something bad is going to happen that keeps you on the edge of your seat. I am willing to bet the final scene will get your skin crawling. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018