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T-Meter Title | Year
10/10 89% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick 3 is an ass-kicking, ramped-up thrill ride with amazing characters that continues to prove that director Stahelski and Reeves make a perfect cinematic partnership. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
7/10 35% El Chicano (2019) This is pure old school action, and if you miss the old Stallone flicks like COBRA or Bronson movies like DEATH WISH, you're likely to groove on this. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
7/10 90% Room for Rent (2019) If you go in realizing there will be a little less thriller and more straight forward melodrama, you'll have a much better time. Either way, see if for the marvelous work of Lin Shaye, and the lovely score by Joseph Bishara. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
9/10 72% Teen Spirit (2019) This is a heartfelt look at a lonely girl who learns to escape from her fears and frustrations with the power of song. And frankly, this is one of the rare times that pop music has felt meaningful and profoundly satisfying in a feature film. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
83% High Life (2019) If you want to take the dive, I wouldn't blame you. However, if you aren't a fan of heavily cerebral science fiction, you're not likely to engage in this journey on any level. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
9/10 89% Missing Link (2019) If you are looking for a great family film that is unique with a massive heart, you can't do much better than MISSING LINK. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
8/10 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Smartly written and directed with a quick pace and a few discomforting images, this return to the PET SEMATARY is certainly one worth taking. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
4/10 32% Wonder Park (2019) Frankly, there is very little actual wonder in this dull animated adventure. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
7/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) CAPTAIN MARVEL may not be the most thrilling adventure in the MCU filmography, but it's likely to please a ton of fans looking for a little bit of empowerment and inspiration. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/10 44% The Prodigy (2019) This is just another generic studio horror film that will only manage to frighen those that are easily spooked. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/10 22% Miss Bala (2019) This is a forgettable remake that is only mildly enjoyable while you are watching it. For that hour and forty minutes or so I was slighly amused, but the second you leave the theatre you'll find that the movie won't leave much of an impression. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
8/10 64% St. Agatha (2019) In an age of smart horror, this is yet another example of taking a familiar horror trope and making it into something truly fresh and chill inducing. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
9/10 89% Arctic (2019) ARCTIC is a bold and powerful feature film debut for writer/director Joe Penna. The vastness of this world is explored beautifully, while still offering a foreboding sense of dread. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
6/10 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING is an enjoyable children's fantasy. It has a ton of magic, and a terrific cast - if only the lovely and talented Ferguson had more to do. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
8/10 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Everything is still awesome when it comes to Emmet and his lovable gang! - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/10 10% Replicas (2019) Perhaps if you are in the mood for a good laugh and want to see something that straddles the line between idiotic and hilarious, you may enjoy this - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
7/10 49% Escape Room (2019) This is the rare film that pretty much offers exactly what you'd expect, and in this case it's not a bad thing at all. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
7/10 73% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Felicity Jones is a perfect choice to play Justice Ginsberg, and she brings spirit and energy to her performance. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
9/10 67% Vice (2018) Adam McKay continues to bring his own sense of humor to more serious material in a refreshingly original way. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 63% Bird Box (2018) BIRD BOX is an oftentimes haunting and provocative thriller, with a surprisingly heavy dose of horror. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
9/10 82% Ben is Back (2018) Layered, thoughtful and heartbreakingly real, BEN IS BACK is one of the best films of the year. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
8/10 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) You cannot deny the power of what both Ronan and Robbie bring to this elaborate and visually operatic drama. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
9/10 77% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) There is so much spirit and heart behind this terrific film, that it transcends your typical horror comedy. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
9/10 93% The Favourite (2018) THE FAVOUITE is a smart, satisfying and devilishly cruel tale that is far more fun than you'd imagine - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/10 69% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) The Christmas Chronicles is a lighthearted children's fantasy that is big on light, and low on heart. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
8/10 88% The Final Wish (2019) THE FINAL WISH is yet another example of taking a low budget and bringing a fresh new take on a familiar storyline. It offers a well written script and a cast worth investing in. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
8/10 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) You will not want to miss this twisted tale of cowboys, indians and more than a few unsavory folks looking for a gunfight. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/10 59% The Grinch (2018) Illumination Entertainment is likely to have a hit with THE GRINCH simply because it is one of those holiday stories audiences respond to. Yet as big and brash as the new film can be, the main character himself is more irritating than enjoyable. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
6/10 36% Hunter Killer (2018) Hunter may be worth tracking down for undersea adventure fans looking for a little bit of dumb fun. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
10/10 66% Suspiria (2018) SUSPIRIA is a masterpiece. However, it is a divisive one. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
9/10 79% Halloween (2018) HALLOWEEN (2018) is the best sequel in the franchise as well as a terrific film on its own. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
7/10 29% Venom (2018) This won't change how you view superhero movies, but it's a great escape nonetheless. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) An engaging blend of horror, comedy and fantasy meant for the entire family. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
8/10 82% The Angel (2018) Ariel Vromen is a terrific director when it comes to delicately examining complicated characters - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
5/10 32% The Predator (2018) ...while I didn't mind the overabundance of humor and the ultra violent streak of the kills, it's far too clunky to fully recommend. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
6/10 26% The Nun (2018) THE NUN is nuts. And sometimes that is a good thing. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/10 65% The Little Stranger (2018) It certainly doesn't work as a ghost story, and the gothic romance tale fares only a little better. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
6/10 61% Operation Finale (2018) Aside from the final act, the lack of suspense is prevalent throughout much of the running time. Even still, the story leading up the trial features some terrific work, especially from both Isaac and Kingsley. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018
9/10 96% BlacKkKlansman (2018) BLACKkKLANSMAN is a compelling drama that is humorous, intense and fascinating. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2018
6/10 17% The Darkest Minds (2018) THE DARKEST MINDS feels like it perhaps should have come out five years ago. However, it is one of the better examples of the many generic YA feature film adaptations that have hit theatres since 2008. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 2, 2018
7/10 91% Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (2018) If you are even remotely a superhero fan, you'll find something to enjoy in this big screen take on this popular series. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 20, 2018
6/10 65% Bloodsucking Bastards (2015) As predictable and recycled as this may feel, you can't help but entertain in this cast. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 19, 2018
8/10 51% Equalizer 2 (2018) Denzel Washington is excellent as McCall, and he brings out the best in Richard Wenk's script. If you are a fan of the original film, you will very likely appreciate this latest chapter. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2018
7/10 81% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Writer/director Ol Parker manages to inject a bit more energy into this new story. Yet the film's heart is Lily James. The actress is utterly charming. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2018
9/10 99% Eighth Grade (2018) EIGHTH GRADE is a sublime debut for Burnham. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 13, 2018
10/10 97% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) This isn't just a great action flick, it is likely the most thrillingly exciting film of the year. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2018
6/10 54% The First Purge (2018) If you are willing to forgive its flaws, you are likely to enjoy this latest chapter in THE PURGE. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 3, 2018
5/10 62% Uncle Drew (2018) UNCLE DREW is far from a slam dunk. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2018
2/10 13% Action Point (2018) ACTION POINT is a misfire of a movie. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2018
9/10 87% Upgrade (2018) UPGRADE is smart, brutal, hilarious and well worth admission - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2018