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Mark Ellis

Mark Ellis
Mark Ellis's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): Schmoes Know

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 50% Rampage (2018) I liked the set-up and the mythology. The villain took me out of it a lot, but other than that, I enjoyed the ride.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2018
4/5 82% Blockers (2018) Each one of these performers can play a role like this in their sleep...the fact that they committed really paid off...this is a sleeper hit.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4.5/5 95% A Quiet Place (2018) I thought it was fantastic, start to finish.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2018
4.25/5 79% Unsane (2018) There is a dark undertone that is fascinating...the cast that surrounds Foy is great in this movie...I like when movies affect me emotionally.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
2.9/5 43% Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) The action is why you come to this movie in the first place, and I liked all the fight scenes I saw...right to the cusp of fresh, but I cannot call it a fresh picture.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
4.1/5 73% Ready Player One (2018) It's a lot to take in, but it doesn't feel overwhelming...you enjoy what this movie does to you.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Apr 3, 2018
4.5/5 92% Love, Simon (2018) One of my favorites of the year so far, without a doubt.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2018
3.4/5 49% Tomb Raider (2018) Alicia Vikander is so good without saying anything. She does so much acting with every intonation of her face. Her eyes express so much. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Mar 16, 2018
2.5/5 39% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) I like what Reese, Oprah and Mindy did with what they had, but they didn't have a chance to really shine...kids might be scared at times...it's a great effort, and a tough thing to adapt.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2018
2.8/5 37% Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows (2016) Ninja Turtles, you made me happy, you just didn't make a good movie. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
3.8/5 82% Game Night (2018) [Jesse] Plemons steals his scenes, if not the movie. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Feb 26, 2018
3.5/5 87% Annihilation (2018) It's something different that I haven't seen a lot of. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Feb 22, 2018
1.5/5 25% The 15:17 to Paris (2018) Even if they were the best actors in the world, the movie leading up to [the act] is just this thing. It just happens. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Feb 15, 2018
3.6/5 62% Peter Rabbit (2018) I love the way the animation looks, I think it meshed well with the live action. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2018
3.7/5 42% Maze Runner: The Death Cure (2018) ... we get action sequence after action sequence...‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
4.5/5 73% Hostiles (2018) This movie didn't do as well on the awards circuit for whatever reason but I think Christian Bale gives a lead performance worthy of that.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
3/5 41% Den of Thieves (2018) Watching the gang and actually the genius of the gang implementing their various plans was one of the appeals to the movie to me.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
2.8/5 28% Proud Mary (2018) I didn't know that [Henson] had this ability in her and that was one of the highlights of the movie that overall I didn't think was was great or even necessarily very good but I enjoyed watching her in the movie so much.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2018
5/5 97% Coco (2017) Every little side or subplot that this movie takes, whether it involves Miguel or someone else in his family or just some seemingly ancillary characters, it pays off so richly, so beautiful, from start to finish. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4.5/5 85% Darkest Hour (2017) For Gary Oldman to embody that, when we already know the audio of the real man's voice, I thought it was just a magnificant performance. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4.5/5 87% The Post (2018) Another home run for possibly the greatest director of all time. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4.5/5 99% Lady Bird (2017) Saoirse Ronan is a threat to win a statue everytime she's on screen and her performance in [Lady Bird] is just another step. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
4.25/5 82% Molly's Game (2018) I went for the great dialogue and the interesting story, [but] the performances I got out of this were a cut above even what I thought I could get. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 17, 2018
3.6/5 90% I, Tonya (2018) It didn't live up to what I thought it could hold, but the performances certainly [did]. I think Margot Robbie is looking at an Oscar nomination. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
2.2/5 57% The Commuter (2018) It never gets fun. It's a dull ride for me. It actually felt like I was a commuter on a train. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
4.5/5 100% Paddington 2 (2018) It's kind of like what [Martin] Scorses did with Hugo where there's just a lot of interesting film making techniques that the director Paul King does in this movie that really give it a flare. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 16, 2018
4.5/5 91% Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017) The perfectly paced new entry to our galaxy far, far away features so many new Star Wars moments to love...a journey full of classic hallmarks and new additions that maintains a balance of lighthearted fun, intense action and deep emotion.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
5/5 95% Call Me by Your Name (2018) Both a heartwarming and heartwrenching tale of love, loss and discovery that could be my favorite film of the year. Timothee Chalamet, Armie Hammer and Michael Stuhlbarg give award-caliber performances in a film that is an important as it is beautiful.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
5/5 92% The Shape of Water (2017) One of the best movies of the year sees a finely crafted work of imagination from a true master in Guillermo del Toro... it's a triumph of human spirit that isn't necessarily limited to human beings.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2017
4/5 40% Justice League (2017) Justice League is a thoroughly enjoyable unification of superheroes that moves at a thrilling pace. ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Nov 15, 2017
4.2/5 88% It Comes At Night (2017) It Comes At Night is a well-crafted examination of the human condition.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2017
4.5/5 92% Wonder Woman (2017) The best DC film since The Dark Knight.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2017
76/100 83% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) Overall Guardians Vol. 2 is a worthy entry in this franchise and in Marvel's cinematic orbit.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
85/100 No Score Yet The Bug (2016) Showcasing the flaws and merits of the this lovable vehicle that has become a community unto itself, The Bug succeeds in being a vehicle documentary that can engage even the non-car enthusiast.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted May 11, 2017
38/100 16% The Circle (2017) As much as we all want to trust Tom Hanks calmly holding a coffee mug, The Circle suggests otherwise. Audiences should be equally wary of the movie itself.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted May 4, 2017
90/100 76% Split (2017) It's classic Shyamalan... and given his former heights, that's an impressive achievement.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
76/100 93% Hidden Figures (2017) It's an uplifting cinematic experience that virtually anyone can enjoy, all while learning a story that deserved to be told.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
87/100 100% The 24 Hour War (2016) One of the great rivalries in racing history is depicted in explosive detail with The 24 Hour War.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 10, 2017
100/100 80% Patriots Day (2017) Patriots Day is not only one of the most important films of the year...it's one of the best of 2016.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 4, 2017
3/5 35% Live By Night (2017) Live By Night is certainly a watchable crime drama that you can enjoy; however it fails to meet the lofty standards Affleck has set for himself after his first three directorial hits.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2017
100/100 86% A Monster Calls (2017) It's an absolute triumph.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
60/100 74% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) David Yates directs a movie that is entertaining but never garners all that much excitement, and it's an emotional flatline for the bulk of the film.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
88/100 96% Moana (2016) It's a visual marvel and has the reliably nice message one would hope for from the Mouse.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Dec 22, 2016
67/100 63% Storks (2016) It's nice to see an original spin on a classic yarn that does exactly what you want it to do: "Storks" never needed to be great, it just had to be a satisfying trip.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
79/100 63% The Magnificent Seven (2016) Holds up as an action-packed western thrill ride that serves up a phenomenal climactic showdown.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Sep 23, 2016
72 59% The Light Between Oceans (2016) The performances and luscious cinematography are highlights of "The Light Between Oceans"; it didn't overwhelm me with feels but certainly is a worthy entrance into what is hopefully a satisfying award season.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Sep 3, 2016
5/5 50% 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers Of Benghazi (2016) I loved this movie not just as a American or as a military brat; it's a stunningly well-made portrayal of the horrors of war and a study of the bravery it takes to finish the job. I bet Transformers 5 still is atrocious.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2016
4.75/5 98% Inside Out (2015) It's one of the most daunting and original ideas that Pixar has ever tackled, and they simply crushed it. Nothing but joy for "Inside Out". ‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2015
4.3/5 86% Steve Jobs (2015) It's not a conventional film and is anything but a biopic...but once you buckle in for this ride, it will be one you won't forget anytime soon.‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Oct 9, 2015
4.5 85% The Death of Superman Lives: What Happened? (2015) Insightful, funny and powerful...and the actual test-footage featuring Cage as the man of steel is remarkable‐ Schmoes Know
Read More | Posted Sep 27, 2015