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
2/4 Wild Mountain Thyme (2020) Joey Magidson Wild Mountain Thyme certainly has a sweetness to it that prevents it from being a total misfire. It's just so bizarre and off kilter that you can never get on its wavelength. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2020
2.5/4 Luxor (2020) Joey Magidson Luxor is a mixed bag of an experience that ultimately leaves you wanting just a little bit more out of it. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2020
2/4 Girl (2020) Joey Magidson Mickey Rourke and Bella Thorne are better than the material... EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2020
3/4 Run (2020) Joey Magidson Run is a breezy bit of entertainment that will give any genre fan about 90 minutes of cinematic pleasure. EDIT
Posted Nov 18, 2020
3/4 The Life Ahead (2020) Joey Magidson The Life Ahead is at its best when Sophia Loren is the focus. That kind of goes without saying. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2020
3/4 Wolfwalkers (2020) Joey Magidson This is a stunningly animated flick, which goes without saying, considering its pedigree. EDIT
Posted Nov 10, 2020
Eddie Pence: The (Un)special Comedy Special (2020) Joey Magidson Eddie Pence is among the most consistently funny people out there. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2020
2/4 Friendsgiving (2020) Joey Magidson Kat Dennings is really funny, but she alone can't make this tonally off comedy work. EDIT
Posted Oct 21, 2020
3/4 Over the Moon (2020) Joey Magidson From the songs to the animation itself, this one soars. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2020
2.5/4 The Devil Has a Name (2020) Joey Magidson The Devil Has a Name is an imperfect attempt at a satirical dramedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2020
3/4 Shithouse (2020) Joey Magidson Cooper Raiff is a talent to watch out for, both in front of and behind the camera. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2020
3/4 Frank & Zed (2020) Joey Magidson Frank & Zed is a true passion project for Jesse Blanchard, and it shows. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2020
3/4 The Wolf of Snow Hollow (2020) Joey Magidson The Wolf of Snow Hallow is full of quirks, but they don't detract from the genre play at hand. EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2020
3/4 Hubie Halloween (2020) Joey Magidson Adam Sandler is more charming here than you might expect. In fact, Hubie Halloween has a surprising amount of sweetness to it. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2020
2.5/4 Charm City Kings (2020) Joey Magidson At over two hours long, it drags considerably, never grabbing you and engaging you in its story. EDIT
Posted Oct 7, 2020
2.5/4 The Boys in the Band (2020) Joey Magidson The Boys in the Band only fails because Mantello leaves this feeling far too stage-y of a work. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2020
3/4 Death of Me (2020) Joey Magidson Darren Lynn Bousman and Maggie Q make the difference here. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2020
3/4 Possessor: Uncut (2020) Joey Magidson Possessor: Uncut is undeniably a brutal experience, in terms of its violence and unyielding tone. For some, it's going to prove to be too much. Others will love its weirdness. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2020
2.5/4 The Glorias (2020) Joey Magidson "The Glorias" never quite captures the activist in all her glory. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
3/4 Sno Babies (2020) Joey Magidson Sno Babies has its share of flaws, but Katie Kelly is good enough to get you over the hump, provided you can take the dark turns that the plot leans into. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
2.5/4 Kajillionaire (2020) Joey Magidson Kajillionaire is a Miranda July film, through and through. For her fans, that's going to be more than enough. If you've never liked one of July's works, that won't change. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2020
3/4 Enola Holmes (2020) Joey Magidson here's a charm on display here, as well as a sense of fun, that really makes all of the difference. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2020
3/4 The Nest (2020) Joey Magidson Watching Carrie Coon and Jude Law bitterly spar is far more of a pleasure than you'd expect. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2020
2/4 Blackbird (2019) Joey Magidson When you see who is in this film, you're not wrong to expect better. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2020
3/4 Lost Girls & Love Hotels (2020) Joey Magidson Alexandra Daddario is the reason why this film works. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2020
3.5/4 The Way I See It (2020) Joey Magidson Whether he's throwing shade at Donald Trump or reminiscing about the Obama years, Pete Souza is a quietly compelling figure. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2020
3/4 Unpregnant (2020) Joey Magidson "Unpregnant" is likely to make you laugh and smile, but also make you angry about reproductive health in the United States. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2020
2.5/4 The Social Dilemma (2020) Joey Magidson What really hurts this doc is the bizarre insistence on dramatized footage. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2020
3/4 Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro (2019) Joey Magidson "Nail in the Coffin: The Fall and Rise of Vampiro" works so well as a character study, it wouldn't be shocking for Hollywood to look at it as material for a biopic. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2020
3/4 The Argument (2020) Joey Magidson "The Argument" is a dark comedy that waits a bit long to expose its weirdness, but has something ultimately unique to offer. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2020
3/4 Mulan (2020) Joey Magidson Mulan is spectacular below the line, with vivid colors and fight scenes, making for one of the more successful live-action remakes for Disney. EDIT
Posted Sep 3, 2020
3/4 Feels Good Man (2020) Joey Magidson An unusual topic for a documentary, it winds up being a reasonably thorough dive into both the danger and power of internet culture. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2020
3.5/4 I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) Joey Magidson In a lot of ways, this is a hard movie to critique, impeccably made as it is. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2020
3/4 Robin's Wish (2020) Joey Magidson There's a profound sadness that layers the film from start to finish, but thankfully there are moments of joy peppered in. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2020
2/4 Bill & Ted Face the Music (2020) Joey Magidson Unfortunately, this is a film that I can't be excellent towards. Bland, unnecessary, and tired, it just has no reason to exist. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2020
3/4 The Personal History of David Copperfield (2019) Joey Magidson While hardcore Armando Iannucci fans may be split on this latest film, The Personal History of David Copperfield is going to largely thrill anyone who loves Charles Dickens. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
2.5/4 The Binge (2020) Joey Magidson Despite a few funny moments, "The Binge" is ultimately wasted potential for satire. EDIT
Posted Aug 27, 2020
3.5/4 All Together Now (2020) Joey Magidson Brett Haley continues a winning streak that really shows to me that he can do no wrong behind the camera. EDIT
Posted Aug 26, 2020
3/4 You Cannot Kill David Arquette (2020) Joey Magidson You Cannot Kill David Arquette is more than just a wrestling documentary, and it's a far cry from a vanity project. It's a character study, one that manages to be emotional. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2020
3/4 Tesla (2020) Joey Magidson Imagination runs wild here, helping the movie be more than just a garden variety biopic. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2020
3/4 Ravage (2019) Joey Magidson It all builds to an ending that you'll never forget, for better or worse. More Bruce Dern would have been better, too, but it's a treat whenever he shows up. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2020
2.5/4 The One and Only Ivan (2020) Joey Magidson Much of this film is lightly charming and will delight kids. Adults, however, may find some of the narrative shortcuts frustrating for an otherwise quality product. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2020
3/4 Words on Bathroom Walls (2020) Joey Magidson In addition to some notable visual choices depicting Adam's mental illness, the acting by Charlie Plummer and Taylor Russell helps to set this one apart. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2020
3/4 Random Acts of Violence (2019) Joey Magidson Jay Baruchel proves himself not just a fan of the genre here, but an effective director of it as well. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2020
2.5/4 Stage Mother (2020) Joey Magidson Everything about this film is fine. That's the problem, however. It's all just fine. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2020
3/4 Pretending I'm a Superman: The Tony Hawk Video Game Story (2020) Joey Magidson Gamers who love this series will get a lot out of this, but even those more casual viewers will find some interest. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2020
3/4 Sputnik (2020) Joey Magidson With a memorably original creature, a pulsating score, and a vibe of creative, this easily sets itself apart from the pack. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2020
3/4 Skin: A History of Nudity in the Movies (2020) Joey Magidson It's hard to make a documentary about nudity. Even with good intentions, one can easily fall into exploitation and titillation. Luckily, Danny Wolf is up to the challenge. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2020
3.5/4 Boys State (2020) Joey Magidson "Boys State" provides an equally powerful and upsetting look at the potential future of political division. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2020
2/4 Spree (2020) Joey Magidson "Spree" has an idea, that's for sure. It just doesn't really know what to do with it. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2020