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Rob Vaux

Rob Vaux
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/5 17% Assassin's Creed (2016) Fassbender's great, but even the biggest star needs better material to work with. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Dec 21, 2016
4/5 85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) A solid film with its own vision and tone, yet undeniably still a part of that wonderful galaxy far, far away. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Dec 13, 2016
3/5 75% SiREN (2016) If you need a few reliably R-rated scares presented in a relatively creative way, look no further. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Dec 11, 2016
83% Mifune: The Last Samurai (2016) [It] wants us to understand how the actor's life influenced his work, and what he drew from to create such memorable onscreen figures. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Dec 3, 2016
4/5 78% The Monster (2016) It doesn't take a lot of money to make a great horror movie. All it takes is the kind of understanding that The Monster possesses in spades. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Nov 28, 2016
4.5/5 95% Moana (2016) A sunny, gorgeous emotionally heartfelt treat for a world desperately in need of a little comfort ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Nov 22, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) It's a simple equation, but the details make it sing. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Nov 21, 2016
4/5 73% Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) It can't quite rank with the best of the Harry Potter films, but it's certainly in keeping with the traditions that made them so special. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Nov 21, 2016
5/5 94% Arrival (2016) A superb exercise in the things that make the genre great, and a sign that "smart sci-fi" isn't going anywhere. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Nov 12, 2016
4/5 90% Doctor Strange (2016) When you add the unique visuals that a character like this can facilitate, it makes Doctor Strange one of the more interesting entries in Hollywood's 600-lb. gorilla of a franchise. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Oct 24, 2016
37% Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Its joys are modest, but they're well-earned and Zwick gives us a reliable rooting interest in the outcome. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Oct 21, 2016
3.5/5 64% Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children (2016) We forget sometimes what kind of wonders Burton can still produce: wonders that come from no other director and which are no less amazing for the flawed material that sometimes accompanies them. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Oct 3, 2016
76% Bridget Jones's Baby (2016) This is a hug from an old friend, one we haven't seen in a while and who, as it turns out, some of us have missed more than we'd anticipated. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Sep 20, 2016
5/5 86% Pete's Dragon (2016) It's a deeply affecting experience, and while the film remains just a boy-and-his-dragon story in the end, its depths hold wisdom and comfort. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 26% Suicide Squad (2016) Seriously, "it wasn't the cast's fault" should be the epithet on the DC movie universe's tombstone. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Aug 5, 2016
78% The Phenom (2016) A cold, hard look at how the scars of our youth follow us into adulthood and what attempting to make peace with one's demons actually feels like ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Jul 7, 2016
28% Warcraft (2016) A good story poorly told is often worse than a bad story told well. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Jun 17, 2016
4.5/5 94% Finding Dory (2016) It took them thirteen years to find the right way to tell her story, but all that time and effort has produced quite a gem. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jun 17, 2016
1.5/5 29% Alice Through the Looking Glass (2016) The issue is that an Alice story needs to embrace the chaos more forcefully and see what comes tumbling out. There's too much money wrapped up here for that to happen. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted May 29, 2016
4/5 48% X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Singer finds a way to revitalize one of the X-Men's more problematic villains, mixing him in with a smooth piece of comic-book nostalgia and some solid action to make a reliable entry in the durable franchise. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted May 29, 2016
4/5 90% Captain America: Civil War (2016) Above all, it's simply a well-made movie: juggling a staggering number of characters with absolute effortlessness and readily expanding Marvel's collection of heroes without cramming them in. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted May 7, 2016
4.5/5 95% The Jungle Book (2016) A fine companion piece to the Disney animated film and a treat for older children who may have outgrown such a candy-colored predecessor. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Apr 16, 2016
0/5 27% Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) I found myself thinking horrid, unspeakable thoughts during the screening. Thoughts like, 'come back Joel Schumacher, all is forgiven!' and 'maybe David Hasselhoff's Nick Fury wasn't so bad.' What kind of superhero movie DOES THAT to a man? ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Mar 25, 2016
5/5 98% Zootopia (2016) Zootopia is a great animated film, but it might be something much more: a clarion call for sanity and understanding arriving just when we need it the most. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Mar 5, 2016
80% Eddie The Eagle (2016) The lack of cynicism may be Eddie the Eagle's biggest weapon. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Feb 26, 2016
87% Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) Makes January at the movies a little brighter. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Feb 9, 2016
4.5/5 84% Deadpool (2016) If it doesn't grab you with the opening credits, you're in the wrong movie. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Feb 9, 2016
1/5 16% The 5th Wave (2016) This is the kind of apocalypse where there's no food or gasoline, but plenty of make-up and hair care products. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Jan 22, 2016
88% The Big Short (2015) It never comes across as sanctimonious or preachy. It simply elevates what McKay and Ferrell perfected with earlier films into the tragic absurdity of the real world. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Dec 24, 2015
4/5 92% Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) The Force is still with us, my friends. 38 years later, it's hard to believe it ever left. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Dec 16, 2015
45% Cooties (2015) A delicious treat for gorehounds, as well as those who survived elementary school as a child or an adult. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4/5 24% Victor Frankenstein (2015) You say "goes completely off the rails" like it's a bad thing. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4.5/5 76% The Good Dinosaur (2015) It resembles its wobbly kneed hero in all the right ways, and brings a little ray of joy to the fall movie season that's all the more welcome for arriving so unexpectedly. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Dec 3, 2015
3.5/5 65% Krampus (2015) A dark little treat for those already bracing themselves for an excess of Christmas cheer. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Dec 3, 2015
4.5/5 70% The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2 (2015) A round of applause for The Girl on Fire. I'd say she's earned it. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Nov 20, 2015
87% The Peanuts Movie (2015) The price is some excessive familiarity and a very slow development. In exchange, we get the gang exactly the way we remember them, and their message is still as surprisingly sweet as ever. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Nov 7, 2015
3/5 65% Spectre (2015) Like pizza, Bond is good even when he's bad, and Spectre is a long way from bad. But after the glory that was Skyfall, returning director Sam Mendes seems unsure of where to take the character. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Nov 7, 2015
90% Bone Tomahawk (2015) It wants to be grim, but not necessarily despairing: genuinely fearing for its protagonists' lives while still holding legitimate hope that they're smart enough and tough enough to emerge out the other side intact. ‐ Cinema-stache
Posted Oct 26, 2015
3.5/5 79% Tales of Halloween (2015) Tales of Halloween's reach never exceeds its grasp, but what it does pull down feels well worth the effort. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Oct 21, 2015
4/5 76% Goosebumps (2015) We've been overdue for a solid horror film this Halloween. Who know that it would come in such a family-friendly package? ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Oct 21, 2015
5/5 98% Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) [This movie] scares the holy piss out of me. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4.5/5 93% Suspiria (1977) Edgar Wright summed up the experience of watching Suspiria with his typical insight. "It's like a dream you've had when you've eaten too much cheese." ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Oct 9, 2015
84% The Walk (2015) The only real knock against The Walk is that it has to follow an outstanding documentary on the same subject. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Oct 9, 2015
2.5 27% Pan (2015) It holds the makings of a classic in its hands. And then subtly, heartbreakingly, it all starts to go wrong. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Oct 9, 2015
4/5 94% The Devil Rides Out (1968) Satanic movies are a pretty silly lot, a handful of exceptions notwithstanding. The Devil Rides Out agrees wholeheartedly with that estimation... and then swiftly proves that "silly" and "scary" aren't necessarily mutually exclusive terms. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Oct 2, 2015
4.5/5 92% The Martian (2015) For all its grim overtones, The Martian is surprisingly optimistic, a feature that cements its status as one of the best genre films in recent years. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Oct 2, 2015
3/5 48% Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (2015) I don't think this movie could have stood up to the behemoths of summer, but in mid-September, surrounded by cinema's semi-annual stink bombs, it doesn't look half bad. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Sep 18, 2015
2.5/5 13% Sinister 2 (2015) That ultra-low Rotten Tomatoes score is misleading: this is better than you think. But at the end of the day, it faces one pitfall too many, stumbling into mediocrity despite itself. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Aug 20, 2015
4/5 67% The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (2015) It goes down as easy as the cocktails the heroes quaff like clockwork, and while you probably won't remember it in the morning, it won't leave any lingering bad taste. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Aug 13, 2015
2/5 9% Fantastic Four (2015) The Magnificent Ambersons of superhero movies: a sad example of huge potential ruthlessly trampled by a studio system run wild. ‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Posted Aug 7, 2015