Chris Cummins

Chris Cummins
Chris Cummins's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Den of Geek Uproxx
Publications: Den of Geek, Uproxx

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T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% DuckTales: Season 1 (TV, 1987-1990) Ducktales... among the best of the '80s thanks to its smart storylines that didn't belittle the viewing audience and some terrific voice work. - Uproxx EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 13, 2019
3.5/5 100% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Seven: Bizarrodale (TV Episode) Both silly and frustrating, this expermential episode has Riverdale's secondary characters taking center stage. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 7, 2019
5/5 82% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Six: The Red Dahlia (TV Episode) Riverdale Noir was a tremendous success that illustrates how great the show can be when it shakes up its traditional storytelling methods. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 31, 2019
3.5/5 92% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Five: The Stranger (TV Episode) This schizo plot-shifting is all part of the show's strange magic. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 24, 2019
75% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Four: No Exit (TV Episode) To immediately restore the status quo feels like cheating, a move that will be downright infuriating once Archie is resurrected. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2019
3.5/5 72% Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: A Midwinter's Tale (TV, 2018) While this installment was somewhat lightweight, it did evoke feelings of Christmas wonder, with the cinematography being especially, forgive me, enchanting. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 17, 2018
5/5 83% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Three: Outbreak (TV Episode) This was one hugely entertaining episode that gave viewers some big answers while setting up the second half of the season. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2018
69% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-Two: The Man in Black (TV Episode) Don't lose sight of the fact that a sexy, crime-filled show about Archie Comics is inherently ridiculous, and the writers are now in a groove where they can make this bigger, bolder, and yes, goofier than ever before. This show is a gift. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 6, 2018
3.5/5 77% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty-One: Manhunter (TV Episode) I am so in love with the fact that [Veronica] has embraced her Monica Posh alter ego to the point that it is now her e-mail address. It's these non-sensical throwaway moments that make me love Riverdale even more than I already do. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 - Chapter Ten: The Witching Hour (TV Episode) "This was a hugely satisfying finale that sets up the next ten episodes in exhilarating fashion." - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 - Chapter Nine: The Returned Man (TV Episode) "Special attention must be payed to Michelle Gomez's work in this installment." - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 - Chapter Eight: The Burial (TV Episode) https://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/netflix/277352/chilling-adventures-of-sabrina-episode-8-review-chapter-eight-the-burial - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 - Chapter Seven: Feast of Feasts (TV Episode) "It's Thanksgiving in Greendale, and everyone is getting ready for a big holiday meal." - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 - Chapter Six: An Exorcism in Greendale (TV Episode) "This episode is another example of the fantastic feminist subtext that Chilling Adventures of Sabrina showcases so well." - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 - Chapter Five: Dreams in a Witch House (TV Episode) "As solid as the first half of this episode is, it all begins to fall apart when the shifting of its focus turns back to capturing Batty Bat." - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4/5 No Score Yet Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 - Chapter Four: Witch Academy (TV Episode) All in all, as solid installment. One nagging question though: Did Sabrina ever get her pajamas back? - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 - Chapter Three: The Trial of Sabrina Spellman (TV Episode) https://www.denofgeek.com/us/tv/netflix/277269/chilling-adventures-of-sabrina-episode-3-review-chapter-three-the-trial-of-sabrina-spellman - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
5/5 No Score Yet Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 - Chapter Two: The Dark Baptism (TV Episode) "It's a mark of a solid series that a mere two episodes in and already viewers feel like they have known these characters for ages." - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2018
4.5/5 93% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Forty: The Great Escape (TV Episode) There is indeed a deep connection between Gryphons & Gargoyles and the town of Riverdale, with our characters acting as pawns in the Gargoyle King's game. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2018
4.5/5 87% Riverdale: Season 3 (TV, 2017) One of our wishes was always that Riverdale would embrace the inherent insanity in making a dark Archie reboot and amplifiying its silly strangeness. This season it has done so. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2018
5/5 89% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Thirty-Nine: The Midnight Club (TV Episode) What "The Midnight Club" does so well is follow Riverdale's mission statement of blending existing pop culture with over 75 years of Archie Comics lore to create a show that is its own funhouse mirror version of teen dramas. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
3/5 86% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Thirty-Eight: As Above, So Below (TV Episode) Not a terrible episode by any stretch, but we want more of the killer, less of the filler. Which means once more, Archie's storyline is the dullest on this show. Sigh. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2018
5/5 100% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Thirty-Seven: Fortune and Men's Eyes (TV Episode) Overall this installment, like the best episodes of Riverdale, had enough fascinating developments and WTF moments to make the wait until next Wednesday feel interminable. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 17, 2018
5/5 91% Chilling Adventures of Sabrina: Part 1 (TV, 2018) This effort feels like a much more grounded affair, which is odd given how its main character is a teenage witch whose family worships Satan. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
5/5 95% Riverdale: Season 3 - Chapter Thirty-Six: Labor Day (TV Episode) I mentioned how the success of the series has liberated the show's writers to take chances and really go for it in terms of strangeness. And the third act of tonight's show is very strange indeed. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
4.5/5 85% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Five: Brave New World (TV Episode) Archie was at his finest tonight, saving Serpents at home and in school, and generally becoming the leading figure he was always meant to be. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 17, 2018
5/5 82% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Four: Judgment Night (TV Episode) Riverdale's worst kept secret was finally revealed... And you know what? I'm okay with this. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2018
5/5 92% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Three: Shadow of a Doubt (TV Episode) Something tells me things are going to get so much crazier before this season wraps up. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2018
4/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-Two: Prisoners (TV Episode) We've never seen Alice as emotionally vulnerable as we have over the course of the past two weeks, with Mädchen Amick currently giving Lili Reinhart a run for her money as Riverdale's greatest performer. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 26, 2018
5/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty-One: A Night to Remember (TV Episode) Well, that was a perfect episode of television. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
3.5/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Thirty: The Noose Tightens (TV Episode) This week was all about the strength of Riverdale's women. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2018
3.5/5 75% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Nine: Primary Colors (TV Episode) While the status quo will be restored soon enough, there's much dramatic potential that can be mined from Archie/Veronica and Betty/Jughead being on opposite sides. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2018
4/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Eight: There Will Be Blood (TV Episode) The emotionally inconsistent Weeble Wobble that is Archie Andrews actually showed a glimmer of intelligence tonight. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
5/5 78% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Seven: The Hills Have Eyes (TV Episode) The first new Riverdale in nearly a month is packed with conflict and character moments, and we are all here for it!...I'm just happy that they finally have a weighty storyline to work with. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
4.5/5 89% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Six: The Tell-Tale Heart (TV Episode) The aforementioned plots were interesting enough, and a hell of a lot of fun. What makes this episode a tiny bit away from being a classic were the subplots in which the Jones boys confront Hiram Lodge. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3.5/5 89% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Five: The Wicked and the Divine (TV Episode) "The Wicked and the Divine" is a plot-packed hour of television that has Archie fully embracing the darkness of Veronica's family even as she tries to protect him from it. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 1, 2018
4/5 83% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Four: The Wrestler (TV Episode) Where's Archie in all of this? Like the best episodes of Riverdale, he's saddled with the least interesting storyline of the night. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3.5/5 88% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Three: The Blackboard Jungle (TV Episode) At this point I have more than enough faith in Riverdale's writing staff that everything presented here will pay off down the line. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2018
5/5 89% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-Two: Silent Night, Deadly Night (TV Episode) With Riverdale not returning until the middle of next month, tonight's midseason finale was seemingly custom made to keep people talking in the interim. Mission accomplished then, as there is a lot to chew on here. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2017
3.5/5 67% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty-One: House of the Devil (TV Episode) Roll credits. This is getting good. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 7, 2017
5/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Twenty: Tales From the Darkside (TV Episode) Can we just talk about how beautiful this show is filmed? - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 30, 2017
4.5/5 91% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Nineteen: Death Proof (TV Episode) Riverdale's intent is an not exploitative one because this is a show that out of the gate has been pro-female, with the women characters often light years ahead of their male counterparts. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 16, 2017
5/5 93% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Eighteen: When a Stranger Calls (TV Episode) Not trying to be glib comparing the fiction of what happened in tonight's episode to real events and the horrific trauma that so many victims out there have had to deal with, but rather speaking of how, planned or not, Riverdale is mirroring our society - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 9, 2017
4.5/5 92% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Seventeen: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (TV Episode) Betty owned this episode, but Ronnie was a close second. And yes, it's worth noting again that she mentioned Archie's 'simplicity.' Even in the show's universe they seem to realize that Archie can be a dolt at time. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2017
5/5 100% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Sixteen: The Watcher in the Woods (TV Episode) Bottom line: This was an excellent episode that had character development aplenty and some genuinely unsettling moments. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2017
3.5/5 87% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Fifteen: Nighthawks (TV Episode) Oh man. That ending. Wow. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 19, 2017
5/5 88% Riverdale: Season 2 - Chapter Fourteen: A Kiss Before Dying (TV Episode) The biggest problem with Riverdale's first season was that Archie was far too often sidelined in a show where we should have been the focus of attention. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2017
4.5/5 88% Riverdale: Season 1 (TV, 2017) Like everything in this highly addictive show, there's so much more bubbling under the surface than you initially realize. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 18, 2017
100% Riverdale: Season 1 - Chapter Twelve: Anatomy of a Murder (TV Episode) Unlike Twin Peaks (or exactly like it, depending on your POV) the first season of Riverdale felt more about the characters than the central mystery driving the show. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2017
4.5/5 77% Riverdale: Season 1 - Chapter Thirteen: The Sweet Hereafter (TV Episode) So as much that went down tonight that was great -- and there was a lot -- it feels a bit deflated under the expectations. - Den of Geek EDIT
Read More | Posted May 12, 2017