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Chris Bumbray

Chris Bumbray
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
92% Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Its impressive how RALPH BREAKS THE INTERNET does something similar to what READY PLAYER ONE tried to do, namely satirize our obsession with pop culture and the internet, but be a lot more effective with the message by being subtle. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
7/10 40% Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) A dark and grim turn for the franchise that's already splitting critics. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2018
41% The Girl in the Spider's Web (2018) Loses sight of what made Lisabeth Salander such an intriguing character in the first place. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2018
80% Overlord (2018) OVERLORD is one of the horror sleeper hits of the year and a blast from start to finish.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
5/10 32% The Nutcracker and the Four Realms (2018) A curious mix of high art and commerce, the tell-tale shared directing credit held by Lasse Hallstrom and Joe Johnston tells you all you need to know about the movie's production. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Nov 2, 2018
62% Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) While a touch too vanilla and very sanitized, BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY works the way it was intended, as a celebration of the band and its music. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2018
0% London Fields (2018) Utterly impossibly to separate from the off-screen drama. The finished result wasn't worth the agony everyone went through to get it on the screen. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2018
96% The Hate U Give (2018) A strong, empathetic film that deserves to be widely seen. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
6/10 58% The House That Jack Built (2018) Depraved, troubling but always compelling with a career best performance by star Matt Dillon. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
6/10 29% Venom (2018) Silly fun. Tom Hardy plays the infected Eddie like a cross between fifties-era Marlon Brando, nineties-era Al Pacino and mugging for the cameras Jerry Lewis, making him unlike any superhero lead you've ever seen. He's oddly mesmerizing. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2018
73% Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) A brilliant noir pastiche with Jeff Bridges and Cynthia Erivo the perfect pair to give it some emotional heft. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2018
89% All About Nina (2018) Mary Elizabeth Winstead delivers a gutsy performance in a solid little indie sleeper. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
76% Smallfoot (2018) Surprisingly clever, fun kids flick. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 28, 2018
13% Life Itself (2018) Mawkish and manipulative, although well-acted.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 21, 2018
88% Driven (2018) If all you know about the DeLorean is that it's the time machine in BACK TO THE FUTURE< get ready for a wild ride. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
78% Hotel Mumbai (2018) Difficult to watch at times, but ultimately life affirming.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2018
70% Hold the Dark (2018) Difficult to watch and only occasionally impressive.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
59% The Front Runner (2018) A strong return to form for Jason Reitman with a strong cast.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
8/10 100% Everything or Nothing (2012) While not a perfect summation of the series (no "official" doc ever could be) - EVERYTHING OR NOTHING is still a very entertaining rundown of my all-time favorite big-screen hero, although I'll admit I'm an easy lay when it comes to 007. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 17, 2018
85% Destroyer (2018) A career redefining performance by Nicole Kidman. One of the best films out of this year's TIFF.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
99% Roma (2018) An absolute classic. Will be taught in film schools someday.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
91% Widows (2018) A lean-and-mean action flick with one of the year's best ensemble casts. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 15, 2018
85% Boy Erased (2018) Provocative and well-acted, but fells rushed towards the end.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
76% Mid90s (2018) An impressively low key debut for Jonah Hill as a director. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2018
88% First Man (2018) A viceral, thrilling experience expertly directed and acted.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2018
94% If Beale Street Could Talk (2018) Regina King is superb.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
58% White Boy Rick (2018) Grimly effective and powerfully acted.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 10, 2018
90% A Star Is Born (2018) Believe the hype. Cooper is a born director and Lady Gaga is superb.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
79% Halloween (2018) a lean, mean, old-school slasher that will delight longtime fans and win new ones ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2018
69% Beautiful Boy (2018) A sobering, realistic look at drug addiction with strong performances all around. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
85% The Sisters Brothers (2018) John C. Reilly's work is Oscar-worthy.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 8, 2018
83% Monsters and Men (2018) Well acted and compassionate.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
33% The Predator (2018) A total blast as long as you're willing to go along for the ride. The ensemble cast is excellent.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
9/10 58% Outlaw King (2018) Underserved audiences looking for legit spectacle designed for a grown-up audience will eat this up. It's superb.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
30% Kin (2018) Feels very "streaming TV", but well acted and modestly entertaining with a few dynamic moments. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 30, 2018
23% The Happytime Murders (2018) if you found the trailer funny you'll probably feel the same way about the movie. If, like me, it made you cringe at how unfunny it was, stay away. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 24, 2018
81% Alpha (2018) Well worth seeing in IMAX 3D‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2018
23% Mile 22 (2018) A clunky actioner with a handful of cool moments. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2018
92% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) The first good date movie to come along in quite some time. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2018
6/10 30% The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter (2018) While The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter doesn't come close to being on-par with Hill's other work, being too mainstream and toned-down, it's still a solid watch and good for a few laughs. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2018
92% A Prayer Before Dawn (2018) A staggering showcase for star Joe Cole. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
45% The Meg (2018) Disappointingly straight-forward. Not as much silly fun as you might hope for. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2018
71% Christopher Robin (2018) Probably better for younger kids and their parents than older kids more used to Star Wars and Pixar, but quite charming and sweet. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 3, 2018
5/10 49% The Spy Who Dumped Me (2018) Not funny at all, but, director Susanna Fogel has a legitimately great eye for action, so this could be something of a calling card for her directing a different kind of film. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2018
8/10 93% Searching (2018) Without a doubt, Searching is the most effective use yet of the screen life technique, although I'd like to see it may be used outside of the thriller genre. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2018
44% Hot Summer Nights (2018) Not terribly original, with it playing like the director watched Risky Business, Boogie Nights and Blow a little too closely - but still entertaining. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) It's one of those perfect modern blockbusters like THE DARK KNIGHT, CAPTAIN AMERICA: THE WINTER SOLDIER, SKYFALL, and MAD MAX: FURY ROAD. It illustrates just how good a movie like this could be. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2018
84% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018) A low-budget charmer with checking-out. Sam Elliot goes-for-broke in an award worthy performance. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 24, 2018
7/10 85% Nightmare Cinema (2018) I had a good time with it, and for the Dante segment alone it's a must-see.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 23, 2018
57% Under the Silver Lake (2019) SOUTHLAND TALES all over again. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018