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Annalee Newitz

Annalee Newitz
Annalee Newitz's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): io9.com

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
83% This Is the End (2013) I can't even tell you. Just see it.‐ io9.com
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64% Sinister (2012) [Sinister] surprises you, and in the process allows you to see the movie from a new perspective.‐ io9.com
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47% The Book of Eli (2010) Book of Eli manages to follow the basic plot of Zardoz, while completely draining away all the meaning and coherence of the original.‐ io9.com
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5% I, Frankenstein (2014) So jump on the back of the nearest flying Gargoyle and float to your local movie theater - hopefully at midnight - to enjoy the most irresistible techno-goth, emo-monster extravaganza that's come out in quite a while.‐ io9.com
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81% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) Rise of the Planet of the Apes is one of those rare films that, like its ape protagonist, comes from humble stock but manages to exceed expectations profoundly.‐ io9.com
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No Score Yet Battlestar Galactica: The Plan (2009) I think "The Plan" is destined to be the kind of thing that nobody but [Battlestar Galactica] completists will want to own.‐ io9.com
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66% The Woman in Black (2012) This movie felt like warmed over goodness, rather than something fresh and spicy.‐ io9.com
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23% Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) But there is something awesome about the idea of a videogame franchise ripoff hero being stalked by a science fiction franchise ripoff of a videogame ripoff villain. ‐ io9.com
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89% Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) If you need something to wash the taste of good cheer out of your mouth, you won't want to miss Rare Exports.‐ io9.com
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83% Trollhunter (2011) You won't be able to resist its satiric blend of government conspiracy and old Norse mythology.‐ io9.com
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64% Crank 2: High Voltage (2009) There is something undeniably disturbing about a story that is so plainly intended to degrade every character in it. And yet that is its charm.‐ io9.com
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84% Contagion (2011) Contagion suffers from an occasionally sterile perspective on what should be an emotionally harrowing experience, but it's refreshing to see what happens when you turn a horror movie premise into something that feels like a good episode of The West Wing.‐ io9.com
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24% The Divide (2012) Ultimately the main problem with The Divide was the characters. If you're going to set your entire movie in a single room, you need interesting relationships to make the story pop.‐ io9.com
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44% The Green Hornet (2011) If you're looking for something that's a bit scruffy and off the beaten track, but still full of giant explosions, you'll definitely want to check out Green Hornet.‐ io9.com
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87% Computer Chess (2013) If you want to know how Skynet might really have been born, you need to watch Computer Chess. And if you just want to hang out with some groovy nerds who are debating the Singularity, you can come for that too.‐ io9.com
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24% Dracula Untold (2014) You can't really have a better B-movie experience than Dracula Untold.‐ io9.com
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56% The Bourne Legacy (2012) Bourne Legacy is an object lesson in how to screw up a reboot.‐ io9.com
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90% Zombieland (2009) They said zombie romance couldn't be done, but new gorecom Zombieland proves it can. And it's not sappy romance either - it delivers the angsty, twitchy, hyperverbal courtship style of the geek generation.‐ io9.com
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29% The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011) Unfortunately [director Tom] Six gets too involved in his own self-fandom, revisiting the parts of his original movie that didn't need revisiting.‐ io9.com
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28% Your Highness (2011) If you're like me and have a sense of humor that's still stuck in seventh grade, then Your Highness will have you repeating one-liners for days after.‐ io9.com
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64% Knights of Badassdom (2014) What's great about this movie is the way it remains so gentle and light, despite tackling a story that could get pretty dark.‐ io9.com
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65% Byzantium (2013) The smartest and most rewarding vampire movie of the decade.‐ io9.com
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61% Kiss Of The Damned (2013) In this weird little movie, you'll rediscover the dramatic insanity that made you adore vampires in the first place.‐ io9.com
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65% Mama (2013) It will make you shiver with fear, but it might also make you question what passes for "natural" when it comes to motherhood.‐ io9.com
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72% Monsters (2010) What starts as a great B-movie premise, unfortunately, degenerates into clueless moralism.‐ io9.com
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28% Gamer (2009) A blood-dark satire of futuristic videogame culture that will push all your buttons.‐ io9.com
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28% Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) You'll feel like you're sitting through a boring sermon, delivered by somebody who had too much to drink the night before and just wants to go back to bed.‐ io9.com
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73% The Road (2009) It's fascinating to see the world become an empty vessel, but all The Road pours back into it are hollow truisms.‐ io9.com
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52% Alice in Wonderland (2010) Alice in Wonderland is one of those tragic movies whose frame story is actually more interesting than the story itself.‐ io9.com
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16% Skyline (2010) You've got to hand it to the Brothers Strause, who directed: They don't really waste time on plot, or continuity.‐ io9.com
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65% Cosmopolis (2012) It's an allegory in search of a meaning that never arrives...It's just old-fashioned bad storytelling.‐ io9.com
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89% Moon (2009) Directed and conceived by Duncan Jones, Moon is quiet and disturbing, yet manages to be hopeful in the face of overwhelmingly grim conditions.‐ io9.com
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72% The Last Exorcism (2010) I cannot emphasize enough how well-acted and gripping this film is. It may be marketed as a horror film, but it has the pacing and emotional intensity of a thriller.‐ io9.com
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46% Drive Angry (2011) One of those delightfully tasteless movies that turns dumb, gross fun into true artistry. ‐ io9.com
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40% Detention (2012) [Detention] is a genre mashup unlike anything you've ever experienced - it's a ritalin-fueled whirl of bizarre stories about aliens, time travel, body-switching, and apocalypse.‐ io9.com
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25% After.Life (2010) Unfortunately, the movie veers in the most predicable, Saw-like direction possible just as the characters are starting to crackle with originality.‐ io9.com
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21% The Rite (2011) There are some scares, some cool devil moments, and Hopkins delivers a wry performance which suggests that he may realize his job is all theatrics and therapy rather than Holy Mission stuff.‐ io9.com
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89% Manborg (2011) Manborg's success in this regard has a lot to do with actor Matthew Kennedy, who plays the super cyborg with a kind of dorky pathos that's ripped straight out of a more innocent time in our pop culture history.‐ io9.com
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53% Oblivion (2013) Despite some problems with pacing and slightly flat characters, it has an interesting premise and a damn fine payoff. It's not going to change your life, but it will definitely help you escape for a little while.‐ io9.com
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40% Zombie Strippers (2008) This movie is like some kind eruption from the dark heart of pop culture and intellectual culture at once, a meditation on female sexual conformity that nevertheless shoves boobies in our faces.‐ io9.com
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No Score Yet The Millennium Bug (2011) Though bits of the movie feel like warmed-over hillbilly stereotypes, there's a deranged imaginativeness at its heart that will win over horror fans.‐ io9.com
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21% Repo Men (2010) Straining to be a social problem movie that Makes A Statement. Unfortunately that statement is so simplified that it feels almost insulting.‐ io9.com
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No Score Yet Ghosts With Shit Jobs (2012) With pitch-perfect condescension and cluelessness, our intrepid documentarians reveal what it means to be human spam, a robot breeder, mutant spider silk gatherer, and something a lot worse.‐ io9.com
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75% Splice (2010) Where the movie succeeds - and I think it does succeed, overwhelmingly - is in drawing you into an emotional relationship with its characters.‐ io9.com
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33% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Kick-Ass 2 actually develops its main characters, Hit Girl and Kick Ass, allowing them to grow up in ways that are surprisingly fun and interesting.‐ io9.com
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82% Super 8 (2011) No it's not a masterpiece - but it's a solid little movie, and I'd highly recommend it.‐ io9.com
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92% Source Code (2011) As science fiction, it's a little shaky. But it's definitely worth seeing-Duncan Jones has delivered an entertaining, fast-paced thriller with characters you actually care about.‐ io9.com
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57% Sharktopus (2010) Sharktopus represents both your guilt, and the assuaging of it, all in one tasty morsel.‐ io9.com
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66% World War Z (2013) Zombie movies require a certain amount of weirdness or subversiveness to succeed. Turning a zombie pandemic into a generic disaster movie robs the zombies of their dirty, nasty edginess and robs the disaster of its epic scope.‐ io9.com
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75% The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013) I liked it a lot - yet I was painfully aware of how bad the movie was.‐ io9.com
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