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Chris Bumbray

Chris Bumbray
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 82% The Trip to Spain (2017) Outside the miscalculated ending, just as fun as the other two installments. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 17, 2017
7/10 61% What Happened to Monday (2017) Silly, fast-paced, fun. Noomi Rapace hasn't been this charismatic since THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2017
8/10 93% Logan Lucky (2017) An updated, more sophisticated take on those old Burt Reynold's seventies good ol'boy flicks. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2017
8/10 78% Shot Caller (2017) A stark, uncompromising prison drama.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
5/10 14% Planetarium (2017) Visually sumptuous but a deadly bore.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
6/10 67% Pilgrimage (2017) a modest character piece that aims to be closer to THE NAME OF THE ROSE than "Game of Thrones".‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2017
6/10 39% The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) An uneven blend of comedy and action, but the chemistry between the leads makes it worthwhile.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 10, 2017
7/10 49% The Glass Castle (2017) Uneven, as the film is much better at depicting Walls's childhood than her adult life, but overall a solid piece of summer counter-programming. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
8/10 86% Ingrid Goes West (2017) people will walk out of this one and change their social media profiles to private‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
9/10 90% Good Time (2017) a hallucinogenic late summer treat‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2017
4/10 16% The Dark Tower (2017) At a mere ninety minutes, it feels like one of those YouTube fan edits of an entire series.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2017
5/10 36% Kidnap (2017) At least there's Halle Berry in the driver's seat, and the force of her performance is enough to push to make this a half-decent recommendation for someone looking for a quickie genre thriller.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2017
3/10 5% The Last Face (2017) A horrifically misguided exercise in movie-star narcissism. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 27, 2017
3/10 13% A Family Man (2017) Repellent family drama with a "hero" you hope will end up in handcuffs by the time the movie ends. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2017
10/10 100% Terminator 2: Judgment Day 3D (2017) The 3D facelift is well done, and doesn't distract from what's arguably the greatest action film ever made. Nice to see it back in theaters - where it belongs. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 25, 2017
7/10 51% Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) Out-does AVATAR as far as sheer visual spectacle goes, but Dane DeHaan is badly miscast in a part that demanded a larger-than-life presence. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 21, 2017
10/10 93% Dunkirk (2017) From the first frame to the last, it's a propulsive ride that wrings so much tension out of the audience that by the time the credits roll, there's little you can do but stare at the screen in stunned silence. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2017
4/10 9% First Kill (2017) Another low-rent paycheck job for Willis.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2017
8/10 92% Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) one can't deny that all involved have delivered exactly the movie that hardcore fans wanted‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2017
7/10 79% The Beguiled (2017) It's definitely an interesting contrast to the 1971 film, and both fascinating for what it explores, but also for what it leaves out.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
3/10 17% The House (2017) A career-worst for all involved.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 30, 2017
5/10 86% Okja (2017) Fluctuates from being sublime to tedious throughout‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 27, 2017
9/10 93% War for the Planet of the Apes (2017) WAR FOR THE PLANET OF THE APES is what a big summer movie should be - beautifully crafted, visceral, exciting, but also filled with substance.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
9/10 94% Baby Driver (2017) If not the best movie of the year, it's definitely the most fun. The premise may be familiar, but we've never seen it done quite like this before.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 22, 2017
6/10 16% All Eyez on Me (2017) A glossy, but entertaining biopic that could have used more nuance. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2017
2/10 22% The Book of Henry (2017) "THE BOOK OF HENRY, in 100 minutes, covers terminal illness in children, and sexual abuse, probably the two most troubling things you could ever make a movie about short of genocide, but plays it for whimsy. FOR WHIMSY." ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
5/10 23% Once Upon a Time in Venice (2017) Uneven and not especially funny, but at least Willis seems to be making an honest effort. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
5/10 13% Kill Switch (2017) Similar to HARDCORE HENRY, in that it's like watching someone else play a video game for ninety minutes. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
7/10 68% Cars 3 (2017) Much better than the first, abysmal, sequel. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 13, 2017
6/10 41% The Hunter's Prayer (2017) Worth checking-out for old-school action fans.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
7/10 83% Megan Leavey (2017) a pretty solid summer sleeper that should find a receptive audience among animal lovers‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2017
4/10 16% The Mummy (2017) Cruise is badly miscast in one of the worst films of his career.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Jun 8, 2017
7/10 85% Band Aid (2017) BAND AID is another solid example of how rom-coms, while dead on a studio level, have become a niche in lo-fi indie cinema, where things don't have to be so cookie-cutter, and where the leads can be a bit more personable.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 31, 2017
5/10 29% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) Better than the last one, but that's not saying much. Time for Jack Sparrow to retire, although Geoffrey Rush occasionally livens things up, and Kaya Scodelario is one to watch. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 25, 2017
6/10 50% Black Butterfly (2017) Relatively entertaining and well-acted until one twist too many. at the very end. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 23, 2017
8/10 54% War Machine (2017) Netflix's first, genuine, studio-level effort. A strong way to kick off their new run of films.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
6/10 71% Alien: Covenant (2017) The xenomorphs feel like an afterthought in this predictable PROMETHEUS sequel, but it's still an entertaining ride with some memorable moments. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 16, 2017
35% Snatched (2017) Good, raunchy fun with a great comeback role for Goldie Hawn. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
6/10 100% Mayhem (2016) A fast, entertaining flick, and a fun entry into Lynch's growing body of work.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
82% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Doubles down on the things that made the first film a hit‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 3, 2017
5/10 0% Psychopaths (2017) One or two truly great moments are buried in a self-indulgent, plot-less mess. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
4/10 60% Like Me (2017) Well-shot, but too self-indulgent to come off as anything more than experimental. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
5/10 50% M.F.A. (2017) Goes off the rails after an excellent first half hour, but Eastwood's performance is quite good, and the movie has its moments. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 2, 2017
8/10 88% It Comes At Night (2017) The payoff is big, and the journey is never less than absorbing, and this, along with GET OUT, proves that horror as a genre for legit A-level work is back in full-fo‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted May 1, 2017
5/10 17% The Circle (2017) A thriller without any thrills.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Apr 28, 2017
5/10 47% Sand Castle (2017) SAND CASTLE is another Netflix movie that doesn't really feel like a movie‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
8/10 66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Lucky for Universal, for whom this series has been the proverbial golden goose, THE FATE OF THE FURIOUS proves star Vin Diesel and the rest of his crew still have enough NOS in their engines to keep the franchise going for at least a few more films.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Apr 13, 2017
30% Salt and Fire (2017) A very peculiar misfire for Herzog, but still kinda interesting.‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
6/10 46% Going in Style (2017) Feels like a feature-length sitcom, but the three leads make it a pleasant enough watch. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Apr 7, 2017
8/10 39% Aftermath (2017) Arnold's performance is unexpectedly brilliant. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2017