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Jenna Busch

Jenna Busch
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 97% Your Name (Kimi No Na Wa.) (2016) Though the film suffers a bit from its disparate themes, the animation is absolutely gorgeous and the story will grab your heart and squeeze. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 7, 2016
10/10 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) I don't think I've ever been so completely satisfied with a film. Considering the insane amount of build up and the wild expectations I had, it's almost miraculous that a film could live up. ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Dec 18, 2015
7.5 81% Ant-Man (2015) "It feels like the lead up to Yellowjacket was all cut out. I hope that's the case. Honestly, I expected him to say 'mwahaha' at one point." ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Jul 17, 2015
7/10 75% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) The fact that Marvel announced its entire slate a few months back takes a lot of the impact away. If we didn't know about a Black Panther film, the mention of Wakanda would have been mind-blowing. Instead, it fell flat. ‐ Legion of Leia
Posted Apr 23, 2015
B+ 59% Real Steel (2011) "I don't think this is something your average 35-year-old couple will go out and see on a date but if you've got kids, it's great. ‐ Think Hero
Posted Sep 30, 2011
A- 92% Drive (2011) I think it was a master acting class, honestly...the violence was amazing. It's not going to be for everyone but it's definitely worth seeing! ‐ Think Hero
Posted Sep 18, 2011
A- 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) "It's incredibly's what summer blockbusters should be...Andy Serkis deserves an award!" ‐ Think Hero
Posted Aug 8, 2011
9/10 80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) It had more heart than 'Iron Man.' ‐ Think Hero
Posted Aug 2, 2011
2/5 39% Cars 2 (2011) This is also one of the most violent Pixar films, with cars being shot at, thrown into the ocean to drown and dying. Yes, dying. It tries to be a Bond film, but when was the last time you let your five-year-old watch one of those? ‐ SheKnows Network
Posted Jun 24, 2011
8/10 82% Super 8 (2011) E.T., this is an adventure story that revolves around a group of ordinary kids doing something extraordinary, often despite the adults in their world. ‐ Screen Junkies
Posted Jun 7, 2011
3/5 84% The Tree of Life (2011) watching the most attractive person you've ever seen in your life tell the most boring, drawn-out story you've ever heard. It made me want to grab Malick by the shoulders and yell, "Focus!" ‐ SheKnows Network
Posted May 27, 2011
4/5 77% Fast Five (2011) Making sure the audience knows that the writers ''get it'' with a little humor and some crazy action makes the silliness easy to forgive and fun to watch. ‐ SheKnows Network
Posted Apr 29, 2011
3.5/5 28% Take Me Home Tonight (2011) It's not high art. It's not going to move you to save the world. But if you like films from that era, you'll be laughing your ass off. ‐ SheKnows Network
Posted Mar 4, 2011
4.5/5 72% The Adjustment Bureau (2011) Damon and Blunt have so much chemistry, the screen practically melts when they look at each other. ‐ SheKnows Network
Posted Mar 3, 2011
2/5 56% Unknown (2011) I hesitate to be this brutal, but there is really no way around it. January Jones was just terrible. She barely moves her face, she seemingly has no emotion, even during a life or death moment, and her scenes with Neeson were just...creepy. ‐ SheKnows Network
Posted Feb 19, 2011
1/5 39% The Eagle (2011) Channing Tatum, with his usual deadpan expression, can't decide if he's going to speak normally or try out that British accent he learned in school. He floats back and forth between them and it's a disaster. ‐ SheKnows Network
Posted Feb 11, 2011
5/5 96% True Grit (2010) What you don't get from the commercials is how wonderfully funny it is. Of course, you expect something like this from the Coen brothers. In True Grit, they deliver what they normally do, which is a fantastic mix of humor and, you'll forgive me here, grit. ‐ SheKnows Network
Posted Dec 23, 2010
7/10 30% The Tempest (2010) The role of Ariel (Whishaw) is always a bit difficult. The camera spent an excruciatingly long time making sure we noticed those breasts. After a while, I wanted to yell, 'I get it. Unisex. Move on.' ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 7, 2010
7/10 51% Tron Legacy (2010) If you're a fan like me, it's worth seeing for both the nostalgia and the debate you're going to have after the film. If you're not, it's worth seeing for the visuals. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 2, 2010
9/10 87% Black Swan (2010) BLACK SWAN is a gorgeous story about control. Holding on to it. Letting it go. It's about the fear of what happens when you unlock one part of yourself. What else flies out the door you've opened just a crack? ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Nov 30, 2010
8.5/10 89% Tangled (2010) It may be CGI, but it looks hand drawn. It's absolutely gorgeous...and who knew Zachary Levi could sing? ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Nov 24, 2010
10/10 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) 'When I say that HP7 is amazing, please understand that if it violated my love for the book, I'd be ripping it to shreds with my bare hands.' ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Nov 19, 2010
73% Megamind (2010) Megamind is a blast. Take your kids. Stay with them. There are plenty of laughs for everyone. Bring your asprin for the 3D headache. ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Nov 5, 2010
B+ 63% Secretariat (2010) The horse racing in the film is wonderful. It was shown from the horse's perspective...but I'm not sure the Oscar buzz is appropriate here. ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Oct 11, 2010
7/10 72% Machete (2010) (VIDEO) There were,, eight, nine decapitations and two naked women in the first five minutes of the movie? It's kind of hard to dislike a movie like that, but you HAVE to know what you're going to see. ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Sep 4, 2010
7.5/10 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) Eat Pray Love is ultimately charming and inspirational. Though it doesn't have quite the impact of the book, it will likely leave you pondering your life choices and forgiving your flaws. It will certainly have you forgiving the few flaws in the film. ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Aug 13, 2010
6/10 12% Jonah Hex (2010) It's not going to rock your world, but if you're comfortable with the comic style and the super weapons/crazy guns that would have blown the minds of any Civil War soldier, the action will keep you entertained. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 18, 2010
A+ 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) I feel no sense of guilt here. I still have my first teddy bear...but it was a wonderful film. ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Jun 16, 2010
5.5/10 49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) My problems with it are the same as with most screen adaptations of young adult novels...they spend so much time struggling to explain the world they're creating that they forget which parts of the story people want to see...they figure that people (kids) ‐ Newsarama
Posted Feb 12, 2010
7/10 37% From Paris with Love (2010) . Ah, John. I missed this! You deliver one liners like a pro, and you even managed to make me laugh at the whole PULP FICTION, 'royale with cheese' nod. (Which, by the way, would have been far funnier if I hadn't seen it in the trailer!) With some of the ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 5, 2010
8/10 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) In a time when the films grossing the most are 3D, CGI monsters, it was a relief to see what is, essentially, a good old, well acted story. Other filmmakers would do well to remember that, as pretty as the icing is on a wedding cake, no one wants to eat i ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 29, 2010
6/10 83% Avatar (2009) This film has been hyped to death. "Groundbreaking!" "Amazing!" "It will change the industry!" I'm sure you've heard it all. And in some ways, it's so very, very true. In others, it's a big fat lie. I don't think I've ever been this split over a movie. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Dec 11, 2009
4.5/10 87% Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) I'm pretty sure this would have made total sense if I was on some of the drugs that McDonagh was taking ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Nov 20, 2009
8.5/10 19% The Fourth Kind (2009) The Fourth Kind was one of the scariest things I've seen in years. I'm going out to see it again, which tells you how much I care whether or not it's a hoax...I enjoyed every thrilling minute of it. ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Nov 3, 2009
6/10 19% Gentlemen Broncos (2009) GENTLEMEN BRONCOS feels like a Saturday Night Liveskit that's gone on about ten minutes too long. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Oct 30, 2009
5/10 39% Surrogates (2009) I wanted to love it. I was somewhat entertained. I'd like to go check out the graphic novelit is loosely based on. But it left me as emotionally cold as an unplugged surrogate. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 25, 2009
8/10 87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) ...pure fun, start to finish. Fun. Laughing-my-ass-off, it's-raining-steak-and-gumballs, I-want-Steve-the-monkey-for-my-very-own fun. There was no huge life lesson, unless you count "diving into a giant gumball hill and eating it all makes you barf". Yeah ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Sep 18, 2009
9.5/10 89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) ...rarely have I ever been as satisfied with a film as I was with this one...[but] you should know what you're going to see....heads are bashed in with baseball bats and people are brutally murdered. If that's not your thing... ‐ Huffington Post
Posted Aug 11, 2009
7/10 68% Bruno (2009) Unless you are really, really, really, really difficult to offend, you will be upset by something in this film. Seriously, count the "really"s. Do the math. Prepare yourself. Sacha Baron Cohen does not pull punches. If you were disturbed by BORAT, you are ‐ UGO
Posted Jul 11, 2009
9/10 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) I have to say, this was the most satisfying book-to-film transfer of them all. It never felt rushed. They took time to tell the story. The effects were wonderful, but not overdone. With a few exceptions, they included the major plot points from the book. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 7, 2009
6/10 68% Public Enemies (2009) Great performances, great camera work, but just not engrossing. It did accomplish one thing though. It made me want to go read a book on Dillinger so I can be moved in the way I should have been by the film. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jul 1, 2009
6/10 44% The Proposal (2009) I am going to do something I've never done before. I hope you're all sitting down....ahem. I am actually going to say something nice about a chick flick. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 23, 2009
4/10 15% Year One (2009) What LIFE OF BRIAN did so well, was take a strong narrative and dress it up with silly humor and a naked man with a long beard. YEAR ONE has nothing to fall back on here. It's like they weren't even trying. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 23, 2009
2/10 19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) I know they had to get this script in before the writer's strike and that it was really rushed, but did no one proof read this thing? ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 23, 2009
89% Moon (2009) The interior shots are well done and the series of extreme close ups on Rockwell's face really give you a sense of isolation. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jun 12, 2009
9/10 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) I never thought I'd say this. Never. But I have officially forgotten SPIDERMAN 3. I want to hug Sam Raimi. I want to hug him like I did back in the days of EVIL DEAD...Let's just say that pissing off a gypsy is NOT a good idea... ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted May 21, 2009
6/10 65% Watchmen (2009) I didn't hate it. In fact, I'm pretty sure I liked it. I was just disappointed. I'm absolutely seeing it again, but disappointed nonetheless. ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Feb 25, 2009
7/10 38% Inkheart (2009) Inkheart is a fantastic read, and I wasn't expecting the film to live up to it at all. Much simpler than the book, the film is still a pretty fantastic ride. The story is changed around a bit but the main characters are there, exactly as you remember them ‐ JoBlo's Movie Emporium
Posted Jan 23, 2009
4/10 25% Bedtime Stories (2008) Bedtime Stories isn't meant for us (adults). You know you're not the target audience if, when it starts raining gum balls, you don't think about eating them. You think about whether or not they would dent your car. ‐ IGN Movies
Posted Dec 24, 2008
8/10 81% Nothing But the Truth (2008) If you think you know the premise or believe that this is just a fictional retelling of the Judith Miller scandal from a few years back, I beg you to leave those preconceptions at the door. I know I went in with my own. Nothing But the Truth is none of‐ UGO
Posted Dec 17, 2008