Nerdist

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Rating Title/Year Author
Toy Story 4 (2019) Michael Arbeiter Toy Story 4 asks us to let it go. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
Men in Black: International (2019) Todd Gilchrist What makes it all so extraordinarily frustrating is that there actually is a concept buried deep inside this disaster that reimagines the dynamic of the original film's two leads in a clever and meaningful way... EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
The Dead Don't Die (2019) Kyle Anderson A supremely entertaining movie, so long as you don't expect a lot of scares or typical zombie movie action. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2019
2/5 Dark Phoenix (2019) Lindsey Romain A plodding, lifeless, and generic superhero entry that feels more like a contract fulfillment than an actual movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2019
My Name Is Julia Ross (1945) Kyle Anderson Feels incredibly fresh and immediate today, and terrifying to boot. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Rocketman (2019) Michael Arbeiter In its delight to bounce off the wall is where we find Rocketman's charm, intellect, and warmth. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
Deadwood: The Movie (2019) Michael Walsh What we have is an incredibly moving film that rewards both the characters and fans of the show and offers a worthy and fitting goodbye to Deadwood. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2019
3.5/5 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Kyle Anderson This is the Godzilla movie I think most of us were hoping to get. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
Godzilla vs. Gigan (1972) Witney Seibold The overall tone of Godzilla vs. Gigan skews a little more childish than usual. It has the same sugar-buzz 9-year-old-boy energy that makes the series so appealing, but it seems a little less focused. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
3.5/5 Aladdin (2019) Todd Gilchrist Ultimately, Aladdin transcends the limitations of its source material, creates some truly unique and memorable characterizations, and proves far more successful and sophisticated than everybody expected, or probably anybody really needed... EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
3.5/5 Brightburn (2019) Katie Walsh Brightburn is rich with references and genre expectations. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla (2002) Witney Seibold This is the best of the Millennium films, and may be the only one to establish a continuity. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992) Witney Seibold I like Battle for Earth just fine, although it doesn't possess the fun craziness of the previous film. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah (1991) Witney Seibold Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah is off the hook. This movie has everything your sugar-coated inner child could possibly stand. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Godzilla vs. Megaguirus (2000) Witney Seibold By now, the franchise has fully recovered from the American debacle of just two years previous, and feels like a Godzilla film again, no qualifications necessary. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. (2003) Witney Seibold Masaaki Tezuka directed this film and the last one, and they are the best in the era. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) Witney Seibold The film has a halcyon quality. It's great. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Godzilla Raids Again (1959) Witney Seibold Although it's only been four months since the original, all the somberness is already gone. This is not a serious film, not a tragic one, and not a comment on a bomb. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Godzilla (1954) Witney Seibold This is a monster film that more or less launched the entire kaiju genre, but it's also dark, sad, and downright tragic. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Witney Seibold The pleasure of watching a Godzilla movie is still intact with this re-cut, but it seems slightly lesser than the original, a little more obvious. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster (1966) Witney Seibold Godzilla vs. the Sea Monster is... not so great. It feels small and trifling and, well, a bit dumb. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Godzilla vs. the Cosmic Monster (1974) Witney Seibold So yeah, Mechagodzilla. Love it. Love it, love it, love it. Mechagodzilla is awesome. Godzilla is awesome. They fight, and it's awesome. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Terror of Mechagodzilla (1975) Witney Seibold Terror of Mechagodzilla is pretty wonderful, and is only slightly lesser than its immediate predecessor. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Godzilla vs. Space Godzilla (1994) Witney Seibold Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla is fun and crazy, although the battle goes on for perhaps too long. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Godzilla vs. Biollante (1992) Witney Seibold Godzilla vs. Biollante is a new generation of Godzilla filmmakers trying to figure things out. They don't know exactly what tone to strike yet, so they're trying out various things. Some of it works, most of it doesn't. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Son of Godzilla (1967) Witney Seibold Minilla is a weird, weird addition to the Toho canon. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
C () Rob Humanick The lip flapping English of the American version is only negligibly more entertaining. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2019
Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II (1993) Witney Seibold Have I mentioned that Mechagodzilla is the best thing ever? Because he is. EDIT
Posted May 20, 2019
John Wick: Chapter 3 -- Parabellum (2019) Lindsey Romain John Wick 3 builds on the impressive mythology of the first two films in new, beautiful, and often haunting ways. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2019
4/5 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Dan Casey In a world of swirling chaos, never-ending vitriol, and constant horror, Detective Pikachu and its story of fractured family and finding oneself are a welcome reprieve. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Kyle Anderson If you have anything close to the bond with these characters as the filmmakers hope you do, you'll be satisfied. You'll laugh. You'll cry. You'll shout "yeah!" and clap. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
2.5/5 Dumbo (2019) Michael Arbeiter It's never quite sure how sad or happy it must be, nor how lifelike or cartoonish, nor how beholden to or independent from its forebear. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
4/5 Shazam! (2019) Kyle Anderson I was shocked and kind of delighted that a movie like this could be so scary... in a throwback to the '80s and '90s kids movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
3.5/5 The Beach Bum (2019) Katie Walsh The strength of The Beach Bum is in its visuals, the vibe it captures as a mood board/tone poem. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2019
3/5 Out of Blue (2018) Kyle Anderson The mystery at hand is generally quite compelling and the payoff works for the most part. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
4/5 Pet Sematary (2019) Lindsey Romain If audiences can embrace the major changes, they're in for a wicked, gory treat. EDIT
Posted Mar 17, 2019
4/5 () Lindsey Romain Ripe with style and allure. Mortimer is having a wild time, and it shows in every splashy, punk-colored frame. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
3/5 () Lindsey Romain It's clear Ahern and Loughman are two talents to keep your eyes on. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
5/5 Booksmart (2019) Lindsey Romain The plot may sound like rudimentary teen movie fare, but its execution is where its genius comes through. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Us (2019) Lindsey Romain There's nothing quite like it. It'll haunt not only your dreams, but your psyche. EDIT
Posted Mar 9, 2019
3/5 Captain Marvel (2019) Rosie Knight It's a sci-fi heavy actioner, which is at its best when it's being sincere and is a good first step to rectifying some of the problems of the franchise's past. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
3/5 How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Todd Gilchrist DeBlois could have really maximized the film's emotional power if he'd actually made the meditative Terrence Malick movie that he tried to sneak into Toothless' mating ritual or any of its multiple, beautiful wordless sequences. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
4/5 Fighting With My Family (2019) Katie Walsh You'll want to stand up and cheer when Paige triumphs in this winning family wrestling dramedy... just might make a a few more wrestling fans while it's at it, too. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 The Hole in the Ground (2019) Kyle Anderson Kerslake is a magnetic lead actor, incredibly real and relatable, which makes her struggle with forces beyond her that much more compelling. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
3.5/5 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Michael Arbeiter The LEGO Movie 2 builds a pretty shaky tower... But it keeps the laughs in place, and really, that's more than likely what we're all coming back for. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
2.5/5 The Prodigy (2019) Todd Gilchrist [I]n a genre full of exceptional children, The Prodigy feels painfully average. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
4/5 The Nightingale (2018) Dan Casey Fearless storytelling, and willingness to wade into murky morality makes it a cinematic journey worth taking. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
3/5 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Kyle Anderson Rodriguez proves he's still a near-unmatched visual storyteller. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Little Monsters (2019) Dan Casey Riotously fun, wickedly raunchy, and surprisingly heartfelt. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
4/5 Tito and the Birds (2018) Kyle Anderson A movie with a message like this is one of the clearest and most decisive slices through the din of rhetoric. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019