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Joe Matar

Joe Matar
Joe Matar's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Den of Geek

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
100% Back: Season 1 (TV, 2017) I assume the series will reveal more as it progresses, and I'm certainly intrigued enough to continue watching.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
5/5 95% Better Things: Season 2 (TV, 2017) Better things is doing what it does best.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
100% Catastrophe: Season 3 (TV, 2017) Still darkly, dirtily funny, even as it gets more unapologetically dramatic, this continues to be an awesome, wonderfully written show, well worth keeping up with.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 27, 2017
3.5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Rickchurian Mortydate (TV Episode) Also, though the family dynamic wasn't handled well this season, a solid theme that did emerge is the true ramifications of Rick's all-powerfulness - for him, for the people around him, and for the rest of the multiverse.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2017
5/5 98% Rick and Morty: Season 3 (TV, 2016) This isn't just a kick-ass premiere, it's a damn good episode of Rick and Morty in its own right.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2017
3/5 80% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Abc's of Beth (TV Episode) "The ABCs of Beth" is an overstuffed episode, which is something Rick and Morty usually handles well, but it was messy this time around.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 25, 2017
3.5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Morty's Mind Blowers (TV Episode) A goof-off episode is just fine from time to time, even with Rick and Morty.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Ricklantis Mixup (TV Episode) This is one of the best-written episodes the series has ever done and, to top it all off, it was the reintroduction of the show's most interesting and formidable antagonist. Great stuff.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Rest and Ricklaxation (TV Episode) The series explores a simple premise and comes out with another brilliant episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Whirly Dirly Conspiracy (TV Episode) It's a Rick and Jerry adventure, which, surprisingly, makes for a fantastic episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Vindicators 3: The Return of Worldender (TV Episode) It's a brilliant plot, logically positioning Rick as the antagonist to himself and everyone else. And it's consistently funny throughout.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4.5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Pickle Rick (TV Episode) In the end, "Pickle Rick" basically lives up to the hype. It was a fun, cool-looking episode, with, yet again, a stunningly cogent storyline.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
4/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - Rickmancing the Stone (TV Episode) Like the best episodes of Rick and Morty, when you look back at it, you realize that so much stuff took place in such a short amount of time. That it all holds up is no small feat.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
100% Rick and Morty: Season 3 - The Rickshank Redemption (TV Episode) It's a reset that still nods to the show's continuity and hints at potentially entirely new character stuff as well, which-considering season two felt a bit too isolated from what came before it-is really exciting!‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 13, 2017
3/5 83% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - The Wedding Squanchers (TV Episode) This finale decided to go all somber in a way the rest of season 2 has mostly shied away from.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/5 80% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Look Who's Purging Now (TV Episode) Really, "Look Who's Purging Now" is a pretty solid season 2 episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Interdimensional Cable 2: Tempting Fate (TV Episode) I'm already seeing a lot of fans being disappointed with this one, but what can I say? I laughed.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Big Trouble In Little Sanchez (TV Episode) In conclusion: Quite satisfying story, not too many laugh-out-loud jokes. Oh, and Jim Rash was in it! He did a good job! He sounded just like Jim Rash.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - The Ricks Must Be Crazy (TV Episode) Hey now! This is a fantastic episode that takes Rick and Morty's established tropes and plays with them in really fun ways.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
3/5 60% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Get Schwifty (TV Episode) "Get Schwifty" is let down by a plot that's overly complex and too goofball to take seriously.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Total Rickall (TV Episode) But in the end, I had a smile on my face for all of "Total Rickall."‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4.5/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Auto Erotic Assimilation (TV Episode) The plotting is tight and focused.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 19, 2017
4/5 100% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - Mortynight Run (TV Episode) Still, all in all, with so much to like, I can't complain too much about "Mortynight Run." ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 83% Rick and Morty: Season 2 - A Rickle in Time (TV Episode) It's been over a year since we last saw Rick and Morty and it's finally back... with a somewhat tedious premiere episode.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 88% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 18 (TV Episode) With so little wrapped up and so much confusion piled on, it really is disappointing. However, as an episode of television, as another hour of David Lynch weirdness, it was a cool, tense experience.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 95% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 17 (TV Episode) With the season finale distinctly divided into two separate episodes, Part 17 of Twin Peaks: The Return is unquestionably the more climactic of the two.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 5, 2017
4/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 16 (TV Episode) This episode left us, beautifully, feeling energized and hopeful for the forthcoming climax, while also sad and worried for Audrey: a perfect Twin Peaks tonal mix. It's going to be hard to let this show go again.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2017
5/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 15 (TV Episode) This was the most enjoyable episode of The Return so far and I'm amped up about the final three episodes.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 21, 2017
4.5/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 14 (TV Episode) In the end, what can I say? A lot of stuff happened (hey, we even met the daughter of the elusive Tina!), it almost all took place in the titular town for a change, and most of it was gripping and weird as hell. More, please!‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 14, 2017
3/5 88% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 13 (TV Episode) Part 13 picks up directly after Part 12, even -- and it's funny to say it, but this feels like a rarity -- checking back in with characters who are right where we left them one episode ago.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2017
3/5 89% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 12 (TV Episode) I enjoyed Sarah Palmer's scenes and I'm glad to see Audrey, but Part 12, more than any other episode so far, felt like Lynch screwing with us.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 31, 2017
3.5/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 10 (TV Episode) This was another part of Twin Peaks' return that was alternatingly terrifying, absurd, and obnoxious. That said, the terrifying bits were as gripping as ever, and there were a few hints of hope, not to mention some deeply sad stuff as well.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 17, 2017
5/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 9 (TV Episode) "Part 9" was a good plot-progressing time, the polar opposite of Part 8's challenging surrealism and terror... this part was, comparatively, a comfort, full of welcome rewards for having stuck it out this far.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jul 10, 2017
4.5/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 8 (TV Episode) It is simply incredible that David Lynch was given this much freedom to essentially make more Eraserhead for a major network, cable or no.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 26, 2017
100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 7 (TV Episode) Moving more plots forward, it's cool and terrifying that the core conflict has been reinvigorated as Mr. C is now out of prison. Horror looms!‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2017
3/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 6 (TV Episode) If the show is going to drip feed me plot developments as slowly and infrequently as it has been, keeping me in the dark about most everything, I'm good with it leaning into the unsettling, confusing stuff.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Jun 12, 2017
4.5/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 3 (TV Episode) It was exciting to witness Coop's escape from the Lodge and to watch plot threads begin to more clearly reveal themselves.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 26, 2017
3/5 100% Twin Peaks: The Return - Part 1 (TV Episode) Let's be clear: it's okay it doesn't feel like the old show. I don't think anyone expected it was possible, at this stage, to recapture that vibe exactly.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted May 22, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Rick and Morty: Season 1 - Ricksy Business (TV Episode) The Rick and Morty season finale is here, in all of its '80s party-movie glory. It's great.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4.5/5 No Score Yet Rick and Morty: Season 1 - Close Rick-Counters of the Rick Kind (TV Episode) This is so much more heartless than any version of Rick has been thus far. And the ramifications of that are kind of incredible.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Rick and Morty: Season 1 - Something Ricked This Way Comes (TV Episode) This week's Rick and Morty is the most ridiculous episode the show has yet had. And overall, that is a devilishly good thing.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Rick and Morty: Season 1 - Rixty Minutes (TV Episode) I can see "Rixty Minutes" being a divisive episode because it isn't structured like a proper piece of a narrative television.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3/5 No Score Yet Rick and Morty: Season 1 - Raising Gazorpazorp (TV Episode) Overall, "Raising Gazorpazorp" felt like the silliest Rick and Morty there's been and I might even argue that it's the worst one yet.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
No Score Yet Rick and Morty: Season 1 - Rick Potion #9 (TV Episode) It's not too surprising considering this is a show involving Dan Harmon, but, Jesus Christ, does Rick and Morty swing for the rafters from week to week. ‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
5/5 No Score Yet Rick and Morty: Season 1 - Meeseeks and Destroy (TV Episode) Rick and Morty continues on its awesome path of trope deconstruction.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
4/5 No Score Yet Rick and Morty: Season 1 - M. Night Shaym-Aliens! (TV Episode) What's great about Rick and Morty is that it's still such a new show that I have no particular expectations other than to be entertained. And "M. Night Shaym-Aliens!" had me grinning the entire time.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017
3.5/5 No Score Yet Rick and Morty: Season 1 - Pilot (TV Episode) All in all, a simple, yet solid episode to start a series with. Not as complex or as emotionally affecting as Rick and Morty managed later, but, hey, for the storyline it has, it's well-plotted.‐ Den of Geek
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2017