Annalee Newitz Movie Reviews & Previews - Rotten Tomatoes

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
15% Priest (2011) Even with hives of cool-looking vampires, cowboys on motorcycles, and ninja priests, there are some stories that are just too dumb to live.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
25% Conan the Barbarian (2011) Here's the thing about this version of Conan. Even if you're regretfully sober when you venture into the theater, it is imminently forgettable.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
94% Bound By Flesh (2014) The other aspect of Bound by Flesh that works so well is its compassionate portrait of two women who were, briefly, famous for their beauty despite their unconventional bodies.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
32% Men, Women & Children (2014) Moving and intense, Men, Women, and Children manages to make us confront uncomfortable realities about ourselves, while also reassuring us that we can also be good people.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
51% The Zero Theorem (2014) It's a compelling vision, but the movie never quite lives up to its own designs.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
6% Dream House (2011) Even good actors in sexy clothes can't make this movie compelling. ‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
24% Apollo 18 (2011) It's a fun, clever thought experiment, but not one that's going to leave you shivering late at night the way a good horror film should.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
57% Love in Space (2011) It's the perfect goofy romance if you need a night off from zombies and tense space battles.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
87% The House of the Devil (2009) Satanism never gets old.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
67% Daybreakers (2010) Packs a punch on so many fronts - original story ideas, creatively gross fight scenes, acting that's hammy in a fun way - that you'll leave the theater feeling soundly entertained.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
35% The Wolfman (2010) All over the place and bland at the same time.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
12% The Darkest Hour (2011) [It's] like a bad holiday fruitcake that somebody tried to spruce up with a zillion lumps of neon-colored, soggy jellybean guts.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
44% 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Producer/writer Zack Snyder has recreated the depth of King Lear, only elevated to the sophisticated level of a YouTube comment thread.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
64% The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) It also has one thing that Lord of the Rings never did: A story that is human-scale, even if it's about hobbits and dwarves.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
48% The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010) Eclipse is a movie about rejecting adulthood, not just as a person but also as a culture. It's about never crossing boundaries, never leaving home.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
65% Antiviral (2013) This is a movie that's packed with sexy metaphors. But it's missing the emotional connective tissue required to hold them all together.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
27% Ghost Rider (2007) This movie is stupid in the best possible way. I cheered all the way through - my shrieks of glee echoing off the walls.‐ Wired
Read More | Posted May 25, 2018
87% Let Me In (2010) [Let Me In] won't make you jump out of your seat in fear, but it will leave you with a lasting impression of what it feels like to become so unhinged that a life of murder is better than anything else.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
25% Blood: The Last Vampire (2009) Blood is a nice antidote to your Twilight blues. No shiny vampires here, and all the girls have traded their mopey diaries for samurai swords.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
44% The Box (2009) Kelly is at his best when he's making mind-melting science fiction with allegorical underpinnings, but unfortunately The Box is more like a morality play with a few science fiction characters hanging around in the background.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 24, 2018
83% This Is the End (2013) I can't even tell you. Just see it.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
63% Sinister (2012) [Sinister] surprises you, and in the process allows you to see the movie from a new perspective.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
66% The Woman in Black (2012) This movie felt like warmed over goodness, rather than something fresh and spicy.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
83% Trollhunter (2011) You won't be able to resist its satiric blend of government conspiracy and old Norse mythology.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
24% Dracula Untold (2014) You can't really have a better B-movie experience than Dracula Untold.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
56% The Bourne Legacy (2012) Bourne Legacy is an object lesson in how to screw up a reboot.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
67% 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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
65% Byzantium (2013) The smartest and most rewarding vampire movie of the decade.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
59% 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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
73% Monsters (2010) What starts as a great B-movie premise, unfortunately, degenerates into clueless moralism.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
28% Gamer (2009) A blood-dark satire of futuristic videogame culture that will push all your buttons.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
29% 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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
51% 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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018
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
Read More | Posted May 23, 2018