Blake Howard

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Biography:
AU 2UE Radio critic
Publications:
2UE That Movie Show
Total Reviews:
252
Total QuickRatings:
1
Location:
AU

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 252
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/5 13% R.I.P.D. (2013) " R.I.P.D may look like something that you've seen before (and you kind of have) but with deft direction, the primal allure of redemption and lightning pace; prepare for a surprisingly entertaining ride." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Oct 2, 2013
2/5 41% Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters (2013) " If PERCY JACKSON & THE OLYMPIANS: THE LIGHTNING THIEF gave a studio hope enough to jumpstart this franchise then PERCY JACKSON: SEA OF MONSTERS ensures that it 'sleeps with the fishes.'" — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Sep 23, 2013
2.5/5 58% Riddick (2013) " Riddick brings the character back to what people enjoyed about Pitch Black; Twohy's Diesel idolatry aside there's entertaining sci-fi action thrills to be had, once." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Sep 15, 2013
0.5/5 23% The Canyons (2013) " The Canyons is Easton Ellis cannibalising himself, Schrader badly forging Drive and hack stunt casting of a walking appendage and a starlet that should have been in rehab." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Sep 15, 2013
4.5/5 91% Blue Jasmine (2013) " Blue Jasmine is beguiling, hilarious and heart-wrenching. " — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Sep 7, 2013
2/5 42% Red 2 (2013) " RED 2's support cast (including the new additions) are punching hard for this sequel to be as fun as the original; however the diluted globetrotting and Willis' clear 'pay-check' performance make you wish they'd retired this series after the original." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Sep 1, 2013
4.5/5 68% Stoker (2013) " A beautifully twisted story, masterfully composed and fiercely performed; Stoker is a hyper visual gothic thriller that can't be missed." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Sep 1, 2013
1/5 27% Jobs (2013) " jOBS demonstrates the difference between a great impression and an inspired performance." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Aug 30, 2013
1/5 29% Kick-Ass 2 (2013) " KICK-ASS 2 defames the original. It's a style-less and humourless retread; sans heart." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Aug 30, 2013
5/5 55% The Best Offer (2014) " THE BEST OFFER is a cinematic palimpsest in the vein of Hitchcock's VERTIGO. Perfectly crafted performances, inescapable choral echoes of Morricone's wondrous score, the perfect forgery awaits, and begs to be revisited again and again." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Aug 23, 2013
4/5 93% The Gatekeepers (2013) " THE GATEKEEPERS doesn't want to function in binaries, it immerses you into the moral and ethical 'grey' quandary of Israel/Palestine." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Aug 23, 2013
3/5 47% We're The Millers (2013) " We're the Millers is way funnier and entertaining than it should be. " — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Aug 16, 2013
4.5/5 40% Only God Forgives (2013) " Only God Forgives stays with you like a traumatic memory but the sickening violence appears composed as haunting flashes of sublime beauty; reverberating long after you've finished viewing." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3.5/5 68% Elysium (2013) " ELYSIUM doesn't have the striking originality and defiance of DISTRICT 9 but its prescient social commentary fused with spectacular sci-fi action makes for essential viewing. " — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Aug 15, 2013
4/5 89% The World's End (2013) " Edgar Wright's finale to the Cornetto Trilogy's The World's End is finally upon us and it's a suitably poetic and conclusive last call for Simon Pegg and Nick Frost's 'man-child' dynamic duo." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 31, 2013
3.5/5 50% Now You See Me (2013) " Now You See Me puts the fun back in being fooled." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 28, 2013
4/5 95% Behind the Candelabra (2013) " Behind the Candelabra is a fascinating peek into the secret life of an icon; the sad (reportedly) last hurrah of a cinematic maverick and proof that Douglas and Damon are fabulous." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 26, 2013
4/5 69% The Wolverine (2013) " Moving away from the iconically U.S landscape and toward the brutal, loneliness of the character shreds away the stain of Wolverine Origins & The Last Stand and gives our favourite adamantium skeleton-ed mutant the film that he and we deserve. " — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 26, 2013
4.5/5 86% The Conjuring (2013) " The Conjuring is like the horror equivalent of a 'Long Island iced tea'; mixing stiff belts of haunted house, poltergeist and exorcism into a near perfect and potent cocktail." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 26, 2013
2/5 72% Pacific Rim (2013) " PACIFIC RIM speaks the disaster language of the original Godzilla, yearns to be in the same league as Star Wars; but unfortunately its style over substance ethos delivers Transformers results." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 9, 2013
3/5 45% To The Wonder (2013) " To the Wonder feels like a caricature coveting Malick's previously towering pieces of visual art. However there's more refined, contemplative poetry in this relative misstep than in a hundred Hollywood studio films. " — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 7, 2013
4/5 80% The Broken Circle Breakdown (2013) " The Broken Circle Breakdown is the cinematic equivalent of a great album that gets played at a funeral. Ultimately it's a celebration; but the heartbreaking melancholy of love and life lost bleeds out of every note." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 7, 2013
5/5 95% Stories We Tell (2013) " Stories We Tell is cinema cutting to the profound truth of why we use narrative to make sense of the world." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 7, 2013
2.5/5 65% The Heat (2013) " The Heat runs really hot in fiery bursts of filthy and physical female comedy; but trying to even pay lip service to this husk of a story for its two hour running time really makes for a polarising view." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 5, 2013
4/5 84% Upstream Color (2013) " Upstream Color's mystery paralysed me." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jul 5, 2013
2.5/5 30% The Lone Ranger (2013) " The Lone Ranger is a tonally imbalanced Western adventure, but random comedic gems mixed with the perfect dose of Depp make this franchise reawakening a serviceable cinematic escape." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.5/5 83% This Is the End (2013) " THIS IS THE END is Rogen, Goldberg and co. bringing the funny, and the dick jokes like their lives depend on it. " — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jun 30, 2013
4.5/5 80% The Other Son (2012) " The Other Son is a hopeful, affective humanistic drama; infused with the incalculable weight of ideology and history." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2/5 49% The Great Gatsby (2013) " The Great Gatsby is Baz Luhrman's visual tribute album to the novel; and it's only in his filmmaking comfort zones that any of the essence of the text elevates beyond karaoke." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jun 30, 2013
2/5 50% Hemingway & Gellhorn (2013) " Hemingway and Gellhorn suffers because the story of a woman not wanting to be the footnote in her partner's career, whose message inadvertently becomes the footnote in a meandering mess of a biopic." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jun 20, 2013
4/5 78% Monsters University (2013) " Monsters University is proof that prequels can be done right." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jun 9, 2013
5/5 95% The Act Of Killing (2013) " Documentary cinema has a new apex." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jun 9, 2013
38% Dead Man Down (2013) " Dead Man Down is Oplev demonstrating the same great cinematic sense he did with Millenium Series, and that revenge is never a straight line, it's a thorny bramble." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Jun 4, 2013
5/5 63% Sinister (2012) " Sinister is a subtle, poetic inquisition into the hypnotic power of horrific images ... oh and it's frightening entertainment at its best." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted May 31, 2013
2.5/5 19% The Hangover Part III (2013) " The Hangover Part III is a victim to the demands of an audience wanting more, a studio cashing in and a filmmaker not knowing how to say no." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted May 24, 2013
2/5 43% The Call (2013) " The Call is a thriller that works tremendously for the duration of the titular 'call.' The minute that the call ends, it spirals into an avalanche of horror/thriller film clichés that results in disastrously bad and an unintentionally comedic climax." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted May 22, 2013
2.5/5 92% Farewell, My Queen (2012) " It should be retitled; 'Sidonie, Marie Antoinette's just not that into you.' " — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted May 21, 2013
3.5/5 63% Broken (2013) " Broken takes a toxic suburbia and tenderly examines the fallout." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Apr 29, 2013
1/5 48% Olympus Has Fallen (2013) " Olympus Has Fallen is the stupid, dark fantasy of backward white trash America that needs another domestic threat to trigger war. " — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Apr 26, 2013
1/5 52% Thérèse (2013) " THERESE DESQUEYROUX is an early feminist suffrage text, except instead of the heroine suffering it's the audience." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Apr 26, 2013
4.5/5 78% Iron Man 3 (2013) " Iron Man 3 is the Marvel film-verse breaking new ground, and it's easily the best of the trilogy." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Apr 24, 2013
3.5/5 87% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) " It's a rousing adventure and Abrams has laid the platform for a healthy and long lasting franchise." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Apr 23, 2013
0.5/5 19% Identity Thief (2013) " Identity Thief molests the idea of the 'odd couple' beyond recognition." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Apr 11, 2013
3/5 54% Oblivion (2013) " Oblivion succeeds, not for its originality, but by firing the pillars of modern sci-fi cinema through Kosinski's sensory prism." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Apr 10, 2013
1.5/5 52% Jack the Giant Slayer (2013) " Jack and the Giant Slayer is yet another passionless money grab that doesn't deserve the talent who just had the golden goose 'decorate' their resume." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Mar 15, 2013
1/5 59% Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) " Just like Dorothy's technicolour journey before, this trip through Oz is once again smeared by this ill deserving charlatan." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Mar 15, 2013
2.5 79% Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (2012) " HK:DOAS is a beautifully artistic, yet unflinching revenge film; distorted by unnecessary 3D and 45 minutes of additional runtime." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Mar 15, 2013
5/5 68% Trance (2013) " Trance is a lucid cinematic dream that combines popcorn entertainment with artistic style and brains. It's the gold standard for 2013 that all other films are going to have to live up to. " — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Mar 12, 2013
4.5/5 98% Mea Maxima Culpa: Silence In The House Of God (2012) " It's not one documentary that you'd care to endure on repeat viewings but it's a necessary investigation into the paedophilic petri dish that the Catholic Church allowed itself to become. " — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Mar 6, 2013
4.5/5 95% West of Memphis (2012) " West of Memphis caps off the Paradise Lost/West Memphis Three saga with a line up full of perpetrators including the media, the West Memphis PD, the legal establishment and suspect gift wrapped with a smoking gun." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Feb 28, 2013
5/5 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) " Cloud Atlas is like nothing I've ever seen before. It's a bold cinematic treasure from a brave collaborative filmmaking collective." — 2UE That Movie Show
Posted Feb 28, 2013
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