The Movie Blog

The Movie Blog is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Emmanuel Noisette, John Campea
Rating Title/Year Author
8/10 Monster (2018) Emmanuel Noisette Monster is a thought-provoking drama that forces audiences to really question the hard questions about racial bias. Kelvin Harrison Jr. gives a stellar performance and becomes the heart and soul of the film. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2021
7.5/10 Mortal Kombat (2021) Emmanuel Noisette A violent and entertaining ride that fans have been waiting for. It's got a lot of room for improvement, especially if it had taken itself more seriously. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2021
7/10 Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) Emmanuel Noisette While clearing the ridiculously low bar of the previous Justice League film, the Snyder Cut delivers the goods despite being too long and flawed. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2021
7/10 Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) Emmanuel Noisette An exceptional sequel that brings fans along Wonder Woman's journey. Despite some flaws in the cheesy execution of some themes, it's still bears out to be superhero movie that's just fine. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2020
7/10 His House (2020) Emmanuel Noisette His House takes a haunted house story and turns into a wakeup call about the more horrific situations refugees encounter. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2020
7/10 Roald Dahl's The Witches (2020) Emmanuel Noisette Anne Hathaway is the main draw in this beat for beat remake. It's oddly disturbing for young kids but still entertaining. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2020
8/10 Tenet (2020) Emmanuel Noisette Tenet is an amazingly ambitious and heart-pounding action thriller that misses the mark by being too smart for its own good. It's still a fun ride worth the watch in theaters. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
6.5/10 It: Chapter Two (2019) Emmanuel Noisette It Chapter Two fell victim to wearisome horror schemes that reduced this movie to being just another horror flick. End of the day, I think It Chapter Two was just fine as a typical horror movie that will come and go without any real lasting staying power. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
6.5/10 Gemini Man (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Gemini Man is an action-packed and forgettable film, that allows Will Smith's talents to go to waste. The crazy thing about this movie is that I suspect it would've been so much better had it released on Netflix or some other streaming platform. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
7/10 The Irishman (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Despite mediocre visual de-aging effects, and unnecessarily long run time, The Irishman is an impeccable tale of life, regrets, betrayal and friendship. I'd hardly call this a masterpiece for Scorsese but this felt like a film he could do in his sleep. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
7.5/10 Uncut Gems (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Uncut Gems is driven by a solid performance by Adam Sandler in an enthralling story of gambling addiction. Above anything else, you're watching this to see Adam Sandler shine, and the chaotic drama will only keep you tuned in until the very end. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
8/10 1917 (2019) Emmanuel Noisette It's safe to say that 1917 is a phenomenal technical display of a captivating war-time drama. It's visually enthralling, and the film is sure to keep you engaged all the way through. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
7/10 Bad Boys for Life (2020) Emmanuel Noisette Bad Boys For Life may have shown up late to the party, buy it still managed to be both funny and entertaining. It strives to deliver the complete package with some intense action, emotional drama, and hysterical laughs. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
8/10 Sonic the Hedgehog (2020) Emmanuel Noisette Sonic the Hedgehog is a fun and entertaining ride for all to enjoy. It found a way to make itself open to both lovers of the video game franchise and newcomers. The humans were unnecessary, save for Jim Carrey, but a sequel will hopefully improve that. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
8/10 The Invisible Man (2020) Emmanuel Noisette The Invisible Man is a fresh, modern take on a classic horror film that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. You'll probably enjoy how this film feels more like an experience given the collective paranoia that is offered. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
7/10 Bloodshot (2020) Emmanuel Noisette Bloodshot is a pretty true to form adaption from the Valiant comic book story, save for the apparent Hollywood ego preventing the actual character from be fully depicted. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
7/10 Uncorked (2020) Emmanuel Noisette Uncorked is a surprisingly delightful and original film that explores the niche topic of winery expertise, and still finds a way to tell a heartfelt story of family and dreams. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
7/10 Extraction (2020) Emmanuel Noisette Extraction brings a ton of a well organized action scenes that will certainly keep audiences entertained from beginning to end. It has the ruthlessness of a Rambo film mixed with the exciting stunts of a John Wick movie. Unfortunately, that's about all... EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
6.5/10 All Day and a Night (2020) Emmanuel Noisette Perfectly captures the quintessential problematic nature of the systemic oppression that African Americans endure within the school to prison pipeline. With amazing performances from the cast, this film feels both authentic and heavy-hearted... EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
6.5/10 The High Note (2020) Emmanuel Noisette The High Note was a satisfying dramedy that will be greatly appreciated by music lovers above all else. If you're a fan of Tracee Ellis Ross or just the inner workings of the music industry, then this film will be right up your alley. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
8/10 Da 5 Bloods (2020) Emmanuel Noisette Da 5 Bloods is a stirring wake up call given current events while also being a poignant history lesson for anyone unaware of the complicated relationship between being black in America and American patriotism. Delroy Lindo deserves an Oscar nomination. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2020
7/10 Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Emmanuel Noisette If you happen to enjoy the animated Harley Quinn series on the DC Universe streaming platform, then this movie will be right up your alley. And even though this may not be saying much, this was better than Suicide Squad too. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2020
6/10 Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is an emotionally charged, visually stunning, and action packed close to the epic story that still manages to disappoint. It pandered to fans at the expense of telling a compelling story. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2019
7/10 Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Jumanji: The Next Level was a laugh out loud experience that is more of a comedic showcase than it was an adventure. It delivered more laughs at the expense of having a more compelling adventure. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2019
8/10 Queen & Slim (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Queen & Slim is a humanizing love story that explores an honest and uncompromising portrayal of the fears and journey of a black experience in America. It takes a specific fear within the black community and expounds that fear to a pragmatic conclusion. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2019
8.5/10 Joker (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Joker is a captivating and insanely brilliant presentation of the classic comic book villain thanks to the award worthy performance by Joaquin Phoenix. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2019
6/10 Ad Astra (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Despite an Academy Award caliber performance by Brad Pitt, Ad Astra soars as a psychology case study more than the heartfelt, sci-fi drama it wants to be. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2019
5/10 Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Rambo: Last Blood is a sad departure from the character of Rambo although it tries very hard to recapture the allure of the past. As a very long time Rambo fan, I was disappointed. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2019
7/10 Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Hobbs and Shaw is the standard definition of a popcorn flick with loads of action, a couple of laughs, and no thinking required. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2019
7/10 Crawl (2019) Emmanuel Noisette When you combine a natural disaster, scary predators, confined spaces, all through a personal human lens, you have a solid film on your hands. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2019
6/10 Once Upon a Time... In Hollywood (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Once Upon A Time In Hollywood is a huge serving of fan service for the purists of movie buffs and only the most hardcore of Tarantino fans. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
6/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Men In Black: International is a generic, unimaginative, cookie-cutter MIB film that will probably be forgotten without the help of any neuralyzers. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
8/10 Annabelle Comes Home (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Annabelle Comes Home is a scary fun time with a doll you'd never want to play with. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
8/10 The Lion King (2019) Emmanuel Noisette The Lion King is a visually captivating film that looks like a National Geographic show narrated by Disney. It could never beat the original, but that's okay. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
5.5/10 Ma (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Ma is an excellent showcase of Octavia Spencer's talent, but the crazy train can only take you so far. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019
8.5/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Spider-Man: Far From Home is the perfect palate cleanser for the bittersweet ending of Endgame, and yet still manages to be one of the better Spider-Man movies to date. EDIT
Posted Jun 30, 2019
6/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Emmanuel Noisette X-Men: Dark Phoenix is a lackluster, emotionally empty, and rushed ending to a cherished franchise that deserved so much better. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
6/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Godzilla: King of the Monsters is a monster movie that feels like a restaurant that gets your order wrong. Thanks for more monsters but I requested to hold the unnecessary human drama. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
8.5/10 John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Emmanuel Noisette John Wick 3 is a buffet of action that only leaves you wanting more, and would definitely make PETA proud. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
7/10 Aladdin (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Aladdin is a family fun film that has just enough magic to entertain fans of the original, despite a few flaws. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
9/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Avengers Endgame is a bittersweet love letter to Marvel fans that ushers in a satisfying amount of closure. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
5/10 Hellboy (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Hellboy is a mixed bag of blood, guts, corny jokes, and a discombobulated story that begs for the return of Guillermo Del Toro. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
5.5/10 Pet Sematary (2019) Emmanuel Noisette Pet Sematary was scarily disappointing, and doesn't come close to living up to the level of horror for a Stephen King adaptation. EDIT
Posted Apr 7, 2019
8/10 Shazam! (2019) Emmanuel Noisette By letting this movie stay true to the nature of the character, Shazam! is free to have a unique voice of its own. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
7.5/10 Us (2019) Emmanuel Noisette A freshly unique homage to classic horror films with a splash of social commentary. Sadly, the expectations for "Us" will be "tethered down" by the success of "Get Out". EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2019
6.5/10 The Hummingbird Project (2018) Emmanuel Noisette The Hummingbird Project is an alluring and smart film, especially for IT and financially savvy professionals. It's still an overly techy movie that isolates its audience with the subject matter. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2019
7.5/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Emmanuel Noisette The closest thing to an agenda this movie may take on is simply having more female representation, while not compromising the comic book story of Captain Marvel in the process. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
8/10 Marshall (2017) Emmanuel Noisette If you think you're going in to see a movie about the life and times of Thurgood Marshall, then you're sadly mistaken. Now, if you don't mind watching an entertaining and court drama, then by all means get your popcorn ready. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
7/10 Detroit (2017) Emmanuel Noisette Prepare for your emotions to go up and down. I'd also encourage you to do some research on the actual historical event. It never hurts to really see how far we've come, or if little progress has been made at all. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
8/10 Annabelle: Creation (2017) Emmanuel Noisette Annabelle Creation has given me new hope that future spin off films in this franchise have the potential to be good. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019