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Rating Title/Year Author
4/10 The Lion King (2019) Matt Singer Like a bad Xerox of the original. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2019
8/10 Spider-Man: Far From Home (2019) Matt Singer A lovely capper on the 23-course meal that has been the Marvel Cinematic Universe to date. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2019
6/10 Midsommar (2019) Matt Singer An outstanding depiction of a broken relationship that turns into a so-so gorefest. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
7/10 Toy Story 4 (2019) Matt Singer Toy Story 4 is the weakest movie in the series. But it's also the riskiest and the most pleasantly unpredictable. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2019
4/10 Men in Black: International (2019) Matt Singer A mediocrity in every conceivable sense. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2019
4/10 Dark Phoenix (2019) Matt Singer The X-Men series has finally burned out. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2019
3/10 Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019) Matt Singer The characters behave so irrationally that Godzilla and his simple, clear motivations feel downright human in comparison. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2019
8/10 Brightburn (2019) Matt Singer Superman is mighty scary as a slasher villain. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
4/10 Aladdin (2019) Matt Singer A remake that can't hold a lamp to the original. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2019
3/10 Tolkien (2019) Matt Singer When people getting hot for ancient languages is the exciting part of your movie, you've got a problem. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2019
5/10 Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) Matt Singer A bit too childish for adults, and a bit too convoluted for kids EDIT
Posted May 2, 2019
8/10 Avengers: Endgame (2019) Matt Singer A gargantuan love letter to Marvel's equally enormous mythology. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2019
8/10 Under the Silver Lake (2018) Matt Singer The last time a movie this obviously a satire was mislabeled as a sincere depiction of everything it mocked was Paul Verhoeven's Starship Troopers. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2019
4/10 Hellboy (2019) Matt Singer They had a helluva hard time rebooting this series. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2019
5/10 Dumbo (2019) Matt Singer Nowhere near the level of Burton's early masterpieces. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
8/10 Shazam! (2019) Matt Singer Fans occasionally refer to Shazam as "The Big Red Cheese" and this movie is very faithful to the spirit of that nickname. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2019
6/10 Captain Marvel (2019) Matt Singer Mendelsohn and Jackson are both so good, they're basically worth seeing all on their own. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
9/10 Kubo and the Two Strings (2016) Britt Hayes Beyond its rich thematic subtext (which is, I admit, occasionally a bit heavy-handed), Kubo and the Two Strings borrows familiar motifs to create an entirely new mythology - one that's worthy of the word epic. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
5/10 The Lords of Salem (2012) Britt Hayes Like Zombie the musician, Zombie the director is all style and no substance. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
4/10 Insidious: Chapter 2 (2013) Britt Hayes It's unfortunate that the director who gave us one of the best horror films of the year with The Conjuring is the same guy delivering the terribly underwhelming Insidious Chapter 2 less than two months later. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
Combat Girls (2011) Britt Hayes Combat Girls explores growth and maturation, but it also details the ways in which a strong woman exists in a staunchly misogynist culture and how she begins to remove herself from it. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
6/10 Scenic Route (2013) Britt Hayes Overall, Scenic Route is a thoughtful piece about friendship and adulthood, though it becomes repetitive in both action, theme, and the occasionally insufferable demeanor of its leads. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2019
7/10 Happy Death Day 2U (2019) Matt Singer In this case, the weakness of so many sequels -- that exhausting sense of familiarity -- becomes a strength. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
6/10 Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Matt Singer The action scenes and eye candy kept sucking me in. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
5/10 Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Matt Singer A clever turn into the realm of horror can't redeem what otherwise feels very familiar. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
7/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Matt Singer The Second Part is fine, but even its title suggests it's more cog in the machine than disrupter. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
3/10 Glass (2019) Matt Singer Given the visual and intellectual sophistication in the superhero movies Hollywood now churns out at a regular clip, Glass just doesn't cut it. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2019
6/10 Bumblebee (2018) Matt Singer The best Transformers movie, for whatever that's worth. EDIT
Posted Dec 17, 2018
2/10 Mortal Engines (2018) Matt Singer A sci-fi epic (fail). EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2018
6/10 Aquaman (2018) Matt Singer James Wan knows how to have fun with absurd material without making fun of it. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
5/10 Once Upon a Deadpool (2018) Matt Singer Once Upon a Deadpool isn't necessarily bad - it's just not necessary. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2018
8/10 Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Matt Singer The ultimate Spider-Man film. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2018
7/10 Creed II (2018) Matt Singer Very much a Rocky sequel. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2018
3/10 Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (2018) Matt Singer The first 'Fantastic Beasts' was a mess. This one is actively bad. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
8/10 Instant Family (2018) Matt Singer The kind of honest, human comedy that's so rare these days that when one finally comes along, you sit there in the theater in slack-jawed amazement. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2018
7/10 Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Matt Singer Easily outdoes the first Ralph. EDIT
Posted Nov 14, 2018
4/10 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Matt Singer Although Malek looks the part, and has Freddie's dance moves down, his performance is all stiff British accent and overbite. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
2/10 The Fog (2005) Matt Singer In a world where John Carpenter's The Fog still exists, I cannot think of a single valid reason to watch this. EDIT
Posted Oct 15, 2018
2/10 The Master of Disguise (2002) Matt Singer In a 40-year career in horror, David Cronenberg never dreamed up an image as chilling or stomach-churning as Dana Carvey as a human turtle. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/10 Ballistic: Ecks vs. Sever (2002) Matt Singer I'm having a hard time believing the words as I type them but ... it's not that bad. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/10 Jaws III (1983) Matt Singer No movie with Dennis Quaid holding a basset hound's ears to keep them out of his water bowl while pouring himself some coffee can be all bad. Jaws 3-D comes pretty close. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
3/10 The Return of the Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1995) Matt Singer Largely terrible, with the kernel of something interesting in the film's final scenes. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2018
4/10 Venom (2018) Matt Singer You could almost convince me the messy tone was part of some genius master plan to make a movie that matched its title character's disjointed temperament. Almost. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2018
8/10 The Favourite (2018) Oliver Whitney A movie where women hold all the power, and get to revel in some debauchery while pulling the strings, feels like a real treat. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
7/10 The Other Side of the Wind (2018) Matt Singer Netflix has so thoroughly taken over the movie business they even have the dead directors working for them now. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2018
4/10 Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) Matt Singer Even with a bunch of twists, things progress largely how you expect, only slower. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2018
4/10 Mid90s (2018) Britt Hayes For as much as it looks the part, Mid90s never feels real - because its characters just don't seem to feel much of anything at all. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2018
10/10 Suspiria (2018) Britt Hayes It's not a film one considers, but excavates, continually finding additional symbols and meaning within the deceptively simple setting. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2018
4/10 Overlord (2018) Britt Hayes As a piece of moral commentary cloaked in a sci-fi gimmick, Overlord is uninspired. As an action thriller, it's just aggressively boring. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2018
6/10 Apostle (2018) Britt Hayes A solid mystery-thriller, but save for predictably engaging performances from Stevens and Sheen, it's largely unremarkable. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2018