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Rob Vaux

Rob Vaux
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/5 18% Underworld: Blood Wars (2017) Too trashy to be good, but as trash it's not too bad.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
73% Ghostbusters (2016) With these four performers in place, the movie finds some magic. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 25, 2017
4.5/5 86% Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) This Guardians finally hits the gloriously ridiculous extremes that the first adventure never quite reached‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Apr 24, 2017
3/5 45% Phoenix Forgotten (2017) Its real value lies in shaking up a moribund genre... if not to revitalize then at least to remind us how often it settled for less than it could have been.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Apr 21, 2017
100% Citizen Kane (1941) Citizen Kane helped define the language of film, and the totality of its achievement provides no end of fascinating topics to discuss at length.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 18, 2017
66% The Fate of the Furious (2017) Vin Diesel is just fireproof, isn't he?‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 14, 2017
4/5 78% Colossal (2017) There's a method to the madness, and Colossal takes great joy in showing it to us with elegance and smarts.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Apr 10, 2017
84% 1984 (1984) Like the book, 1984 understands that forgetting these lessons puts us a step closer to the unthinkable. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
93% Beauty and the Beast (1991) Songwriter Howard Ashman - a gay man dying from AIDS-related complications in Reagan's America - knew the real face of the mob all too well.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
92% The Great Dictator (1940) The lessons remain, and the strength of his statement still inspires his descendants - professional or otherwise - to follow his example. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
85% Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) It emphasizes the necessity of sacrifice for victory, and celebrates the anonymous, forgotten fighters who put it all on the line before that Skywalker kid even got up to bat. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Apr 4, 2017
4/5 73% The Blackcoat's Daughter (February) (2017) Quiet and creepy, devoid of histrionics, and with a payoff that feels earned instead of crammed down our throats.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2017
2/5 22% Atomica (Deep Burial) (2017) [It's] undone less by a lack of ambition than an inability to make its core concept compelling enough.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2017
69% Les Misérables (2012) If we embrace our proximity instead of being shaken out of the characters' woes, then the film turns into a thing of beauty. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2017
2/5 71% Beauty and the Beast (2017) Honestly, if your kids are clamoring to go, the experience won't kill you. This time next year, though, I know which version I'll still be watching.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2017
84% Gaslight (1944) We rely on the actors and the script to convey the mood, and director George Cukor matched no less a figure than Alfred Hitchcock with the results.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2017
4/5 77% Kong: Skull Island (2017) It does more by doing less: enhancing the pulp origins of Kong's world and focusing on having a good time instead of reminding us how much better its immortal predecessor was.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Mar 10, 2017
5/5 92% Logan (2017) I never thought I'd say this about a superhero movie, but bring a hankie.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2017
78% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) Author J.K. Rowling clearly knew a totalitarian regime when she saw one, and never hesitated to call out the toadies and enablers along with her big baddie.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
75% Idiocracy (2006) Here we are, watching TPTB water the crops with Brawndo EVERY SINGLE DAY and a substantial chunk of the populace actively wondering why the rest of us are freaking out.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
88% Gandhi (1982) The movie aims primarily to demonstrate how such a man could accomplish so much, but also how monumental his task was and how it ultimately claimed his life‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
99% Get Out (2017) Get Out knows how to mine a real social voice from simple scares, and turn a reliable thrill ride into the first truly great film of the Trump era.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Feb 28, 2017
4/5 41% A Cure For Wellness (2017) For those interested in a more meditative experience than most horror movies can provide, A Cure for Wellness proves surprisingly effective.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
2.5/5 35% The Great Wall (2017) Be ready for a disappointment... though it's hard to come down too hard on any monster mash as pretty as this one.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Feb 20, 2017
4/5 90% The Lego Batman Movie (2017) A lightweight delight that adroitly capitalizes on the absurdities of our superhero-saturated era.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Feb 10, 2017
85% Escape from New York (1981) Power corrupts. Truth is the antidote. And if the masters of the universe don't like that, it only takes one nasty bastard in the right place at the right time to correct them. The eyepatch is optional. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | Posted Jan 25, 2017
2.5/5 75% Split (2017) You can find your share of entertainment here, but the price it exacts is brutal indeed. Fairly warned thee be, says I.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Jan 20, 2017
3/5 100% Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 (2016) Don't expect it to eclipse the original - assuming the original is your cup of tea to begin with, of course - but there's still a surprising amount of gas left in this particular tank.‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Jan 19, 2017
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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Dec 11, 2016
81% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Nov 28, 2016
4.5/5 96% Moana (2016) A sunny, gorgeous emotionally heartfelt treat for a world desperately in need of a little comfort‐ Sci-Fi Movie Page
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2016
98% Hell or High Water (2016) It's a simple equation, but the details make it sing.‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Sep 20, 2016
5/5 87% 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
Read More | Posted Aug 11, 2016
2/5 25% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jul 7, 2016
28% Warcraft (2016) A good story poorly told is often worse than a bad story told well. ‐ Cinema-stache
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Jun 17, 2016
1.5/5 30% 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | 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
Read More | Posted Apr 16, 2016