Hollywood News

Hollywood News is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Joey Magidson, Sean O'Connell, Todd Gilchrist
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Stano (2019) Joey Magidson Joe Manganiello gets a nice showcase here, believably portraying a once can't miss baseball prospect. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
1.5/4 Iron Sky: The Coming Race (2019) Joey Magidson As much as this premise could make for a good time, it's largely a bore and a mess. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2019
3.5/4 The Lion King (2019) Joey Magidson Visually, this is an unparalleled work by Jon Favreau and company. The effects on display are often breathtaking. The opening Circle of Life sequence is a real stunner. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
3/4 Trespassers (2018) Joey Magidson Deshon and Oblowitz spend enough time giving you an idea about all four of our main characters, so when the body count starts, you actually care a bit. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
2.5/4 Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable (2018) Joey Magidson Here's the thing. Bethany Hamilton is an inspiring figure, but she never makes for a fully compelling documentary subject. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2019
3.5/4 The Farewell (2019) Joey Magidson Awkwafina is a true revelation in "The Farewell." There's a ton of heart on display throughout the film, anchored by her star making turn. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
3/4 Summer Night (2019) Joey Magidson There's an undeniable Richard Linklater vibe at play here, and that's not just due to the Ellar Coltrane casting. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2019
3/4 Stuber (2019) Joey Magidson Though hardly groundbreaking, the comic stylings of Kumail Nanjiani help to set this action comedy apart and make it worth a watch. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
3/4 Sword of Trust (2019) Joey Magidson Marc Maron is absolutely on his A game here, infusing his character with an edge that's pure personality. He's hypnotically watchable. EDIT
Posted Jul 8, 2019
2/4 Cold Blood (2019) Joey Magidson The presence of Jean Reno in "Cold Blood" is undoubtedly meant to invoke memories of better movies like "Leon" and "Nikita." Sadly, that only exacerbates how poor this is. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2019
2.5/4 Phil (2019) Joey Magidson If not for Mazur's script dropping the ball, this might have been just worthy of a mild recommendation. Kinnear, however has a future behind the camera if he wants it. EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2019
3.5/4 Midsommar (2019) Joey Magidson Ari Aster's version of a breakup movie is fascinating and horrifying. The score/ visuals, plus a fantastic Florence Pugh, make it compelling and haunting in equal measure. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2019
3.5/4 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Joey Magidson Not only is "Spider-Man: Far From Home" a great Spidey adventure, one that ties into the past and future of the MCU, it's also another tremendous high school story. Loved it. EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2019
3/4 Yesterday (2019) Joey Magidson Boyle and Curtis are at their best when depicting moments where the value of music is emphasized. It doesn't happen as much as one would hope, but when it does, it's charming. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
2.5/4 Ophelia (2018) Joey Magidson Daisy Ridley is quite good here, though ultimately let down by the film's inability to take the inherent curiosity of the premise and do much of anything interesting with it. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
3/4 Kursk (2018) Joey Magidson What saves this movie is the intrigue of the story. Even with its flaws, it's a compelling tale. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
3/4 Nightmare Cinema (2018) Joey Magidson What sets "Nightmare Cinema" apart from other anthologies to come out recently is that there really isn't a slog of a segment to be found. They're all equally fun and weird. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2019
2.5/4 Child's Play (2019) Joey Magidson Is the movie good? No, definitely not. Is it entertaining? More than it probably has any right to be. As such, the film could be a bit of a guilty pleasure to some. I can't recommend it... EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2019
3.5 Toy Story 4 (2019) Joey Magidson You've still got a friend in them. Pixar has beaten the odds with "Toy Story 4," finding a moving and wholly unexpected way to continue Woody and company's adventures. EDIT
Posted Jun 17, 2019
3/4 Deep Murder (2018) Joey Magidson Much of the comedy comes from the ridiculousness of porno characters struggling to break out of their predetermined roles. It works better than you might think. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2019
2/4 Men in Black: International (2019) Joey Magidson Considering the talent involved, it's shocking how much of a bore "Men in Black: International" is. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
2.5/4 Vault (2019) Joey Magidson Despite the unusual setting and unlikely nature of its true story, "Vault" ends up treading very familiar territory. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
2/4 Katie Says Goodbye (2016) Joey Magidson "Katie Says Goodbye" is nearly 90 minutes of terrible things happening to the protagonist. Despite strong work from Olivia Cooke, it's painful to sit through. EDIT
Posted Jun 8, 2019
3/4 Late Night (2019) Joey Magidson Emma Thompson especially shines in "Late Night," displaying blistering comedic chops. The best scenes in the movie feature her harsh humor. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
2/4 The Secret Life of Pets 2 (2019) Joey Magidson Only sporadically interested in actually looking at, you know, the secret life of pets, this instead is colorful nonsense meant to distract little kids. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2019
3/4 Changeland (2019) Joey Magidson Seth Green pulls off something tricky. He mixes the deadpan yet heartwarming tone of "Garden State" with the broken hearted getaway vibe of "Forgetting Sarah Marshall." EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
2/4 Rocketman (2019) Joey Magidson Elton John is a legend, there's no question. No one can take issue with his colorful life being given the biopic treatment. The execution here, however, is another story. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2019
3/4 Asbury Park: Riot, Redemption, Rock 'N Roll (2019) Joey Magidson If you're a rock and roll fan, whether Bruce Springsteen or otherwise, you probably have enjoyed music that came out of Asbury Park. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
1.5/4 Domino (2019) Joey Magidson What did DePalma see in his material? He's above it, even considering his recent track record. Watching "Domino," you just see a great filmmaker brought to his nadir. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
3/4 The Proposal (2018) Joey Magidson As Jill Magid explores the world of Luis Barragán, you don't just get a sense of what Barragán's work was like, you come to understand why she's so fond of it as well. EDIT
Posted May 26, 2019
3/4 Brightburn (2019) Joey Magidson Without question, "Brightburn" has a phenomenal concept. It's almost impossible not to be fascinated by the what if concept of an evil Superman. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
3/4 Aladdin (2019) Joey Magidson "Aladdin" provides family friendly fun, just without the iconic aspect of the original. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2019
4/4 Booksmart (2019) Joey Magidson Hilarious and intelligent in equal measure, "Booksmart" is the best film of 2019 so far, establishing Olivia Wilde as a powerhouse director in the process. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
3/4 Trial by Fire (2018) Joey Magidson What the movie truly has in its favor is a burning sense of outrage. Fletcher, Zwick, and the cast all demonstrate their passion and righteous indignation. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2019
2/4 Richard Says Goodbye (2018) Joey Magidson This dramedy wastes its entire female cast, while waiting too long to try to find any meaning in Richard's situation. A little bit of Depp behaving badly goes a long way. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2019
2.5/4 Charlie Says (2018) Joey Magidson There's something missing here. The elements of a compelling tale are present, but neither the prison sequences nor the flashbacks fully engage. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2019
3/4 () Joey Magidson Simon Pegg and Juno Temple have never been better, exercising new acting muscles and causing you to re-evaluate what each is capable of. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2019
3/4 Ask Dr. Ruth (2019) Joey Magidson Time spent with Dr. Ruth Westheimer is not just enjoyable, but essential. She has made the world a better place, without question. EDIT
Posted May 9, 2019
3/4 () Joey Magidson Billy Crystal has never been better than he is in this film. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
3.5/4 Long Shot (2019) Joey Magidson "Long Shot" is not just a terrific rom com, but an on point political satire as well. Seth Rogen and Charlize Theron are aces. Charlotte Field 2020! EDIT
Posted May 6, 2019
2.5/4 Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Joey Magidson There's a missed opportunity here. Zac Efron is often brilliant as Ted Bundy, but the film doesn't quite know what to do with him. EDIT
Posted May 4, 2019
3.5/4 Knock Down the House (2019) Joey Magidson Knock Down the House is the best documentary of the year so far. If you care at all about diversity and representation in politics, this will truly inspire you. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
2.5/4 I Trapped the Devil (2019) Joey Magidson The ingredients for an effective fright flick are here. It simply takes too long to come together. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2019
4/4 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Joey Magidson "Avengers: Endgame" brings the Marvel Cinematic Universe to a worthy conclusion, eliciting more emotion than any superhero film yet. I laughed, cried, and was filled with joy. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
3/4 Jeremiah Terminator LeRoy (2018) Joey Magidson Dern and Stewart are outstanding, giving life to this tale. EDIT
Posted Apr 22, 2019
3/4 Fast Color (2018) Joey Magidson For a few years now, Gugu Mbatha-Raw has been impressing. Here, she'll blow you away. EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2019
2/4 Red Joan (2018) Joey Magidson Dench does what she can, but this is a dull and plodding affair, devoid of anything even remotely compelling. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
3.5/4 Under the Silver Lake (2018) Joey Magidson Endlessly fascinating and distinctively weird, Mitchell creates a vivid world you're consistently compelled to dive deeper into. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
3/4 Hail Satan? (2019) Joey Magidson Go figure, a charming religion centered on actually protecting basic human rights in America goes by the name of The Satanic Temple. Who knew Satan could be so kind? EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2019
3/4 Wild Nights With Emily (2018) Joey Magidson What a breath of fresh air this is. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2019