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Rating Title/Year Author
Us (2019) Josh Bell Its unrelenting creepiness is more than enough to cement Peele's position as a master horror filmmaker. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Gods (2013) Octavio Karbank For all its little hiccups, it was a perfect return to the franchise. In the nearly two decades since DBZ ended, animation had improved drastically, leading to flawless-looking fight sequences. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
Captain Marvel (2019) Brandon Zachary If Captain Marvel is indicative of the future of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, then the franchise is more vital and impressive than it has ever been. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Alexandra August The sequel to Happy Death Day manages to recreate the hat trick pulled in the first film and offer audiences a story that not only hilariously skewers horror tropes. More surprisingly, it also offers a sensitive portrayal of grief. Go fig. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
I Want to Eat Your Pancreas (Kimi no Suizou wo Tabetai) (2018) Brandon Zachary I Want to Eat Your Pancreas works incredibly well for the genre it inhabits, an animated version of something like The Fault in Our Stars, but with a better handle on teenagers and their emotions. EDIT
Posted Feb 11, 2019
The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Alexandra August By and large, it's family entertainment at its best. It recaptures the humor and innocence of the first film, all the while expanding what appears to be a limitless universe, indicating that it'll be a long time before this franchise gets stale. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
Doragon bôru chô: Burorî -- Dragon Ball Super: Broly (2018) Brandon Zachary Dragon Ball Super: Broly is a dream come true, with breath-taking animation and a surprisingly deep story about the parallels between our heroes, their enemies and the people in-between. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
Glass (2019) Josh Bell It's an awkward conclusion to a trilogy that started out with great promise, which in a way makes it perfect for the Shyamalan brand. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
Replicas (2018) Alexandra August The movie closes on a wonderfully strange note that's the cherry on top of the weird little sundae that is this movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019
Escape Room (2019) Alexandra August Once Escape Room finds its groove, it shines on a number of levels, not the least of which is the thrill of watching people battle nightmarish versions of a traditionally fun activity. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2019
Bumblebee (2018) Josh Bell The movie features such a charming coming-of-age story that it's sort of a shame it has to incorporate so much Transformers mythology. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2018
Mary Poppins Returns (2018) Alexandra August The story feels secondary to the musical numbers as though it was bent and changed to suit their needs rather than the other way around. That said, there's still plenty to enjoy...This medicine's pretty good, with or without a spoonful of sugar. EDIT
Posted Dec 14, 2018
Mortal Engines (2018) Josh Bell Rather than the opening chapter of a grand, new saga, it's a hyperactive dead end. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
Aquaman (2018) Alexandra August It's still style over substance a lot of the time, but that style bears a real love for the source material, and that's what should be at the heart of every superhero film. Well, that and Jason Momoa's abs. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2018
Creed II (2018) Sam Stone Despite a predictable script and workmanlike execution behind the camera, the cast elevates the material with their performances to craft another entertaining entry into the Rocky saga EDIT
Posted Nov 26, 2018
Robin Hood (2018) Alexandra August It's simply another action movie desperately hoping to spawn a franchise, despite doing nothing to justify one. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Josh Bell If Rowling is determined to extend and expand her Wizarding World indefinitely, she's going to need to do better than these tedious and absurdly detailed footnotes. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
Real Steel (2011) Josie Campbell Real Steel earns every single laugh, every single tear, and every single gasp from its audience. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Alexandra August While the heart of the movie is Ralph and Venellope's friendship and whether it can stand the test of time and change, Ralph Breaks the Internet is chock-full of other stories, lessons and relationships -- almost to a fault. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
Dr. Seuss' The Grinch (2018) Josh Bell Even a handful of funny line deliveries from Thompson can't really justify all the extra padding. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2018
Donnybrook (2018) Justin Jones A better script could have used that to develop its characters, or, heck, to do anything interesting at all, but instead the movie fills 90 minutes with one-dimensional characters and a meditation on the hopelessness of living. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
Venom (2018) Meg Downey It's never boring, but it certainly doesn't hold up under close inspection - and it definitely doesn't meet the standards set by its genre predecessors. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2018
Apostle (2018) Justin Jones The first hour or so builds to a nightmare of a conclusion, but it takes a far too convoluted path to get there. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Alexandra August The prismatic storytelling and early misdirection keep you off-balance from the very beginning, and things get more unnerving as the first half of the film unfolds. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
Overlord (2018) Justin Jones The first hour or so is an enjoyable enough thriller with light elements of body horror, but in the final 45 minutes, Overlord really hits its stride. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
Halloween (2018) Justin Jones The odds seemed stacked against it, but Green presents an astonishing work that dives into the consequences of the 1978 original while still moving into uncharted territory. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2018
The Predator (2018) Meg Downey If Shane Black's The Predator proves anything it's that you can, absolutely, turn what should have been an over-the-top action thrill ride about a bunch of screw-ups taking down a monster into a boring, and ultimately incomprehensible, mess. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2018
Peppermint (2018) Alexandra August When you're not shaking your head at plot inconsistencies, poorly drawn characters and lamentable dialogue, you'll no doubt feel let down that such a brilliant action actress made her return to the genre in such a lemon. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2018
The Nun (2018) Meg Downey It's simply having too much fun being exactly what it wants, whenever it wants, however it wants, to feel like the minor stumbles or fatty bits were actually detrimental at all. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2018
The Happytime Murders (2018) Alexandra August In an age in which celebrities have virtually overtaken the motion picture voiceover industry and iced out trained voice performers in exchange for name recognition, Henson's created a movie that achieves the best of both worlds. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Alpha (2018) Alexandra August If you like dogs, you will 100% adore this movie. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
Mile 22 (2018) Meg Downey If the nonstop reign of skull crushing, eye gouging ultra violence isn't enough to exhaust you entirely, trying to keep track of what's important and why definitely will. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2018
The Meg (2018) Alexandra August The Meg is way more fun than it has any right to be, and that comes down to pacing. It moves at a breakneck speed that doesn't allow for any time wasted on things like sentimentality or cogent science, which aren't its strong points anyway. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2018
Slender Man (2018) Meg Downey Slender Man doesn't manage to mine much more than cheap scares with confusing rules from the character's myriad source material...it may not be the most well rendered horror movie of the year, or the most compelling, but you could certainly do worse. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2018
The Darkest Minds (2018) Alexandra August It's a mildly intriguing premise, but the film doesn't follow through on it with any sort of logic, so the entire story unravels almost as soon as it begins. EDIT
Posted Aug 3, 2018
The Death of Superman (2018) Gregg Katzman Many key ingredients from the '90s storyline are still present and manage to make an impact. Plus, it doesn't forget the most important part of the story: heart. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2018
Teen Titans GO! to the Movies (2018) Meg Downey Teen Titans Go! To The Movies is a kids movie that is inviting adults to be in on the gag, not the other way around. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2018
Skyscraper (2018) Meg Downey Skyscraper somehow manages to shoot for just about every beloved 80s action movie trope and miss them by miles, all while being, somehow and against all odds, completely and inexplicably boring. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Meg Downey Its comedy is wonderfully offbeat, its heart is huge and emblazoned on its sleeve, and its intentions are wildly optimistic and bright. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2018
Ocean's 8 (2018) Meg Downey Hopefully Debbie and Lou's team will get another chance down the line. After all, "9" and "10" are still free for titles so there's certainly room. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018) Meg Downey Incredibles 2 is much more self aware, and artfully dodges a lot of the tired tropes associated with husband-wife role-swaps. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2018
Hotel Artemis (2018) Meg Downey What it lacks in asses-kicked-per-minute, it makes up for in a cast with charm and chemistry to spare. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2018
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) Meg Downey The end results are unsatisfying to say the least, muddled at best and egregious at worst. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2018
Hereditary (2018) Meg Downey That's not to say there aren't a few classic jump scare moments to go around, but by holding them on a tight leash, Hereditary is able to cultivate a world in which everything feels like a potential threat, even in broad daylight. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2018
Tomb Raider (2018) Meg Downey Vikander's stellar performance isn't enough to rescue a story that falls apart with just the slightest bit of scrutiny. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2018
Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) Meg Downey If Pacific Rim Uprising had to be distilled into a single word, that word would be "clumsy." EDIT
Posted May 18, 2018
Ready Player One (2018) Meg Downey The end result is a a confusing and muddled message about the "purity" of fandom. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2018
A Quiet Place (2018) Meg Downey It's a pretty bold gambit, all told, and one that could easily turn into a massive chore - but thankfully A Quiet Place manages to weaponize its strict set of rules in (almost) all the right ways. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2018
Rampage (2018) Meg Downey It's a surprising show of self-awareness in a genre where restraint is generally the enemy. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2018
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Meg Downey That feeling - the abruptness of the ending, the "left in the lurch" lack of satisfaction - is certainly the most bold and brazen risk-taking the MCU has dared try in the last decade. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2018