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Charlie Jane Anders

Charlie Jane Anders
Charlie Jane Anders'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
62% The Terminal Man (1974) The Terminal Man is one of those quiet, slow-moving masterpieces of early 1970s science fiction... and then you get to a totally horrific, violent scene. ‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2018
96% The LEGO Movie (2014) The Lego Movie is both a perfect satire of noisy toy-driven summer action movies, and also an absolutely perfect summer movie in its own right.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
32% I Am Number Four (2011) [I Am Number Four] is a die-cast plastic creation, almost devoid of anything memorable.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
31% The Lone Ranger (2013) In any case, by the time you stagger out of this endless nightmare, you will feel as aged and destroyed as Johnny Depp in his old-man makeup.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
No Score Yet The Andromeda Strain (2008) Unfortunately, overall, the new version of Strain left me saying, "Wow, it's like a Sci Fi Channel original movie, only with an A-list cast."‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
51% Tron Legacy (2010) [Tron Legacy] feels pointless - like a computer in someone's basement that was built for no purpose other than noodling on, twenty years ago.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
20% Jem and the Holograms (2015) This movie outsources its biggest moments of narrative intensity to random YouTube vids, which is a filmic choice so incomprehensible, I'm tempted to intrepret it as some kind of grand statement of Dada anti-meaning. ‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
94% Snowpiercer (2014) If you like your action movies beautiful, insane and a little haunting, then Snowpiercer is definitely one of the year's most essential films.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
67% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) Confirms what the first two movies already told us: that this series has taken what could have been a teen-exploitation premise and turned it into one of the most potent, and complicated, political narratives of our time.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
71% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) The tension between "Dickian paranoia" and "romance candy" begins to pull the threads of the film apart.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
81% Despicable Me (2010) It is a good sturdy family film, and Steve Carrell gives an engaging performance as a supervillain.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
60% Kaboom (2011) The thing that saves Kaboom from being just a tiresome sex farce or yet another camptastic David Lynch spoof is its amazing cuteness.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
87% Rango (2011) Rango is a new stoner cult classic in the making.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
71% Hanna (2011) Beautifully shot sequences and little character moments kept me leaning forward in excitement.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 22, 2018
89% Big Hero 6 (2014) A smart, inventive tale... It's one of the best science-fiction films in ages.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
11% After Earth (2013) After Earth stays grounded, and manages to tell a pretty decent story.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
66% Cloud Atlas (2012) It's skating along the edge of total disaster. And yet, it's also an enthralling, uplifting movie in which six different stories propel you forward and keep you guessing and hoping.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
84% Deadpool (2016) Invites you to giggle at the total self-seriousness and wackness of the genre as a whole.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
19% Ratchet & Clank (2016) What saves Ratchet & Clank, and keeps it entertaining for us jaded adults, is its fast pace: the movie keeps serving up its goofy space-opera action at a decent clip and there's never a chance to tune out.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction (2014) It's dull, horrifying and miserable.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
91% Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) Guardians of the Galaxy isn't just one of the year's best movies. It's also a really interesting experiment with form - it blends hilarious comedy, utterly sincere classic-rock corniness, and massive hold-onto-yourself cosmic adventure.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
89% Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Captain America: The Winter Soldier is a brilliant action movie, that serves up a huge dose of wish fulfillment along with its bravura fight scenes.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
90% Attack the Block (2011) Every Hollywood screenwriter should be tied to a chair and forced to watch this.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
64% Another Earth (2011) Another Earth is a beautiful, haunting film that manages to make its two main characters feel like real people, and makes the fate of these two lost souls seem as vital as what happens to this duplicate Earth.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
17% The Last Witch Hunter (2015) Last Witch Hunter is basically nonstop fun, with a fast pace and a total willingness to laugh at itself. And not only is there nothing wrong with that, there's everything right with it.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
9% Fantastic Four (2015) If there's one thing that I'd love to tell everyone after gazing upon the wreckage of Fantastic Four, it's this: Go read Alan Moore's 1963 instead.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
85% Star Trek Into Darkness (2013) This is a film that's simultaneously trying too hard and aiming too low.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
36% Project Almanac (2015) Project Almanac just wants to say "This stuff has already been done before, so there's no point in trying to get it right."‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
89% 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016) It makes me sad that the only way they could get people to come see this new movie is by branding it with the name of a previous hit.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
12% Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011) Every cult needs its own wacky trainwreck of a movie... and now the cult of Ayn Rand gets Atlas Shrugged, Part 1.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
34% Battleship (2012) If Battleship does show us quite how contrived the alien invasion genre has gotten, it also provides us with plenty of evidence of why we still love it.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
97% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) This is one of the few movies I've ever seen where the whole audience broke into spontaneous, loud applause a third of the way in.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
83% Avatar (2009) It's one of the most vivid, visceral movies you've ever seen. It's cheesy enough for ten Swiss villages. It's James Cameron delivering an action thrill ride, at the top of his game. It will transform the way you think about movies forever.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
49% Tomorrowland (2015) The more preachy and pious the film becomes, the more muddled and unexciting it starts to feel.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
15% Dragonball Evolution (2009) There are balls of lint smarter than Dragonball Evolution.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
20% Transcendence (2014) Serves up super-geniuses who act so idiotic you want to throw things at the screen.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
70% Never Let Me Go (2010) Never Let Me Go is an unrelentingly bleak film in which you watch these three characters grow up and march towards their doom.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
37% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) It's nearly joyless in its badness - unlike some Z-movies that revel in their badness, Wolverine thinks it's a great film.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
6% The Last Airbender (2010) Shyamalan is your trickster guide on a journey into nothingness, from which only your soul-dead shadow will ever return.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
40% Horns (2014) Horns is best watched as a midnight movie, with your intoxicant of choice, and possibly as part of a marathon.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
87% Wreck-it Ralph (2012) You can pretty much count on a film like Wreck-It Ralph to be funny... but the real achievement of a film like this is that you actually care about the characters and the stakes.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
89% The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Catching Fire is the rare film that's better than the original book. ‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
71% The Croods (2013) But The Croods is lazy, reaching for sitcom jokes that were old 20 years ago.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
55% Man of Steel (2013) If superhero movies were once plagued by excessive silliness, Man of Steel suffers from an excess of dignity.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) The movie's id overload reaches such crazy levels that the fabric of reality itself starts to break down. After a few hours of this assault, you feel the chair melt and the floor of the movie theater becomes an angry mirror into your soul.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 21, 2018
26% Jupiter Ascending (2015) If you need to care even a little about the characters or stakes in order to have fun watching a movie, then you're in for a disappointment here.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
72% Crimson Peak (2015) A supernatural story like nothing you've seen before... One of decay, and squalor, and the magnificence that you can find in their midst.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 19, 2018
26% Terminator Genisys (2015) As dumb and empty as a lot of it feels, this movie still has an emotional core-and on reflection, I'm pretty sure it comes from Arnie.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
86% The Conjuring (2013) A great antidote to your standard dehumanizing horror movie.‐ io9.com
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018
66% Alien: Covenant (2017) The result is a movie where the biggest money shots feel largely obligatory -- just killers and filler, nothing more.‐ Wired
Read More | Posted May 18, 2018