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T-Meter Title | Year
7/10 74% The Croods: A New Age (2020) ... the main draw in the first film remains the same; Emma Stone is an utter delight as Eep. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 24, 2020
8/10 68% Ammonite (2020) Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan both give exceptional performances, and the chemistry between them is undeniable. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2020
6/10 47% The Craft: Legacy (2020) While it's not the most impressive LEGACY to leave, the new witch flick has a bit of charm and is likely to find an audience with a younger crowd. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 28, 2020
7/10 49% The Witches (2020) Zemeckis has crafted a fun and enjoyable holiday flick to watch while many of us are stuck at home this Halloween. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2020
6/10 41% Rebecca (2020) Wheatley took a chance by remaking an Academy Award-winning Hitchcock mystery. While the material doesn't rise to the level of what came before, there's enough here to enjoy - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2020
8/10 53% Don't Look Back (2020) DON'T LOOK BACK proves that Reddick is a much-needed voice in the horror genre, especially when it comes to bringing a bit of cerebral context to the thrills on display. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 15, 2020
9/10 89% The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) THE WOLF OF SNOW HOLLOW is a breath of fresh air. Instead of crafting a predictably modern monster flick, Jim Cummings has given us a classically inspired, yet reality-based horror film that is likely to be as timeless as the those that came before. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 8, 2020
9/10 85% The Way I See It (2020) This very personal take is something that many Americans will happily embrace, and thankfully, even with the clear point of view that it offers, it does so in a sincere and well-intentioned manner. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2020
9/10 81% Last Call (2020) LAST CALL is a marvelous film. It plays on many levels, and the themes of heartbreak and depression never feel forced or insincere. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
9/10 76% Papi Chulo (2019) [Matt] Bomer's work here is honest and heartfelt, and perhaps one of this year's best performances. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
8/10 64% I Am Woman (2020) If you need a cinematic escape, one with classic pop tunes, charming characters, and a message of hope, this inspiring tale is well worth opening your heart up to. - We Live Entertainment EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 11, 2020
8/10 82% Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) It's not great art, but it didn't need to be. BILL & TED is simply a reminder to each and everyone to simply be excellent to each other. Nope, nothing wrong with that at all. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 27, 2020
7/10 83% Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020) SKIN: A HISTORY OF NUDITY IN MOVIES is an enjoyable documentary that examines its provocative subject matter informatively. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2020
8/10 91% Relic (2020) RELIC is a fascinating film. And while the ending didn't quite live up to the disturbing and personally devastating storyline, it's certainly one that sticks with you. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2020
5/10 47% My Spy (2020) If you take it as an hour and a half time waster that you can just turn on and tune out, you may find it worthwhile. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 25, 2020
9/10 88% You Don't Nomi (2020) Even if you aren't a fan of SHOWGIRLS - especially if you aren't - Jeffrey McHale's thoughtfully constructed documentary is a joy to watch. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2020
8/10 77% Judy & Punch (2020) There is plenty of punchy and smashy to entertain a modern audience looking for a dark comedy with a satisfying slice of revenge. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 4, 2020
9/10 87% The Trip to Greece (2020) THE TRIP TO GREECE is a joyful celebration of friendship. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 21, 2020
7/10 25% Inheritance (2020) Vaughn Stein has crafted a unique and generally satisfying thriller with INHERITANCE. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 19, 2020
7/10 39% Blood and Money (2020) BLOOD AND MONEY isn't going to change your world. It's a familiar story, and it doesn't quite add anything new to this kind of cat and mouse feature. Yet Tom Berenger gives a solid show as a man placed in an impossible situation. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
7/10 48% Scoob! (2020) Perhaps the cuteness may be a deterrent for some, but if you're already a fan of these meddling kids, you'll likely be ready to get spooky with the Scooby Gang once again. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 15, 2020
7/10 55% Valley Girl (2020) This modern take ultimately feels like an unabashedly charm filled love letter to the first. It's a fun and energetic reminder of the crazy Eighties, and might be just the thing for those looking for sheer, unadulterated bitchin' musical entertainment. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 8, 2020
10/10 94% Beastie Boys Story (2020) BEASTIE BOYS STORY is a joy for moviegoers whether you're a fan of the band or not. It's a raw, intimate, engaging, expertly produced exploration of one of the most important rock/rap bands of the past few decades. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2020
8/10 79% True History of the Kelly Gang (2020) This is a smartly crafted tale with a little bit of a punk rock vibe - courtesy of its impressive soundtrack and style - brought to life by the outstanding work from both Davis and MacKay. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2020
8/10 44% Endings, Beginnings (2020) ... there is so much to admire that it's an easy recommendation for those looking for a not so typical romantic feature. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2020
7/10 70% Trolls World Tour (2020) TROLLS WORLD TOUR may lack some of the charm of the first film, yet it's so aggressively cheerful and bright that it's likely to be the perfect escape for all of the young ones currently trapped in isolation. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2020
1/10 9% Brahms: The Boy II (2020) While the actors desperately try to make something out of nothing, it's so terribly predictable and silly that audiences are more likely to have an occasional quiet chuckle than a scream - perhaps a more honest response is repeated yawning. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 25, 2020
7/10 78% Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) It's certainly not perfect, but with a ton of bright spots - including an ode to Marilyn Monroe - BIRDS OF PREY manages to take flight near the end of the first act making for an engagingly giddy ride. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 5, 2020
4/10 11% The Turning (2020) It's a shame all that is good is watered down with odd editing choices, and a story that feels rushed, uneven and disjointed. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 23, 2020
7/10 87% Ip Man 4: The Finale (2019) If you are already invested in the IP MAN franchise, you'll be pleased with this last chapter. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
8/10 92% Clemency (2019) At a time when we are bombarded by Oscar talk, here's hoping that audiences will take notice of this intelligent drama. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2019
9/10 95% Little Women (2019) Greta Gerwig continues to prove what a talented and capable filmmaker she has become with this delightful take on the classic LITTLE WOMEN. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 24, 2019
7/10 63% The Curse of Buckout Road (2019) If you are going to be cursed by something, THE CURSE OF BUCKOUT ROAD will likely put a smile on your genre loving face. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2019
8/10 92% Togo (2019) Whether you are a dog lover or not, there is much to admire in this exciting and emotional real life drama. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 16, 2019
4/10 38% Black Christmas (2019) While not horrible, this is simply a lackluster and forced tale that happens to feature a few good performances. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2019
7/10 92% In Fabric (2019) If you like originality and perhaps a whole lot of insanity, this one is definitely worth the experience. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2019
4/10 52% Charlie's Angels (2019) ... these girls aren't bad, it's just a shame that the movie they're in just isn't very good. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
7/10 64% Paradise Hills (2019) PARADISE HILLS is a lush and occasionally provocative feature, one that creates a strange sense of wonder and weird. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/10 26% Countdown (2019) The story is a mess, the characters aren't very interesting and the actual face behind the spooky app looks more like a weird muppet. But if you love bad genre flicks, well I guess you might have more patience than I did. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
9/10 61% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Inspired by true events, THE CURRENT WAR is one of the most eye-popping and engaging features of the year, one that is well worth seeking out. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
9/10 70% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) By bringing Linda Hamilton back to this iconic role, Tim Miller has given us the most satisfying sequel since the powerhouse of Jim Cameron's T2. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
5/10 72% Low Tide (2019) LOW TIDE may have problems, but for a feature film debut for McMullin, there is promise of what he could do in the future. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
6/10 45% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED is better than it should be. What could have easily been a VOD release is slightly more engaging due to Roberts energetic filmmaking, and occasionally a decent scare. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
7/10 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) Scary Stories makes for a terrific introduction to serious horror for a young audience, yet it still packs enough spooky sights to entertain older genre fans. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
9/10 83% Crawl (2019) CRAWL is one of the best thrillers of the year. This fast paced man versus nature tale is filled with tension and it manages to do exactly what it sets out to do. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
9/10 63% Yesterday (2019) There is much to enjoy here, and if you don't take the story that seriously, you'll find a surprisingly sweet and touching celebration of the music that continues to gives fans joy. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
9/10 89% Rocketman (2019) This is one musical adventure that shoots for the stars, and succeeds on nearly every single level. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
7/10 55% Ma (2019) [Octavia] Spencer gives the role the perfect amount of twisted vulnerability to make her slightly sympathetic in the beginning. Yet once she goes off, she goes off in a satisfyingly vicious way. - JoBlo's Movie Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
10/10 90% 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 Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
7/10 40% 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 Network EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019