GeekNation

GeekNation is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Eric D. Snider, James Rocchi, Kevin McCarthy, Matt Patches, Scott Weinberg, Todd Gilchrist
Rating Title/Year Author
The DUFF (2015) Eric D. Snider Anyone not currently in high school is bound to find it derivative, albeit not unpleasant. EDIT
Posted Feb 20, 2015
C+ Stockholm, Pennsylvania (2015) Eric D. Snider Sincere but convoluted... The almost-campy plot mechanisms make it hard to take it very seriously. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C The Stanford Prison Experiment (2015) Eric D. Snider Just like the real experiment, the film starts out well, then gets progressively out of control before dissolving into chaos. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
D+ Knock Knock (2015) Eric D. Snider Takes a titillating setup and turns it into hot, wet garbage that doesn't even work as exploitation, much less as psychological horror or social commentary. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B The Overnight (2015) Eric D. Snider Even as sex comedies go, this one is slight, but it's funny. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C+ The Bronze (2015) Eric D. Snider It's a so-so comedy that feels like a first draft, an opportunity wasted. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B+ Cop Car (2015) Eric D. Snider A surprisingly rich comedy, with an unexpected dash of tension and Coen Bros.-style crime fiction. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B+ '71 (2014) Eric D. Snider A tense, nerve-racking drama set primarily over the course of one night in Belfast. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B+ Experimenter (2015) Eric D. Snider Despite the alarming questions the study raised about human nature, the film is enjoyably relaxed, a humorous and upbeat account of a fascinating phenomenon. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B+ Drunk Stoned Brilliant Dead: The Story of the National Lampoon (2015) Eric D. Snider Whether you're familiar with the Lampoon magazine or just a fan of comedy in general, this is a thoroughly enlightening and entertaining homework assignment. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
B- I Am Michael (2015) Eric D. Snider The first section meanders dully, but once Michael's spiritual side kicks in, the story is compelling, aided by Franco's sincere performance. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C Strangerland (2015) Eric D. Snider Overlong, ambiguous, and unsatisfying, yet marked by beautiful cinematography and a few terrific performances. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
C The D Train (2015) Eric D. Snider Just another raunchy bromantic comedy that earns a few laughs before petering out. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
Fifty Shades of Grey (2015) Eric D. Snider Presumably the sequels will explore forbidden taboos like "character development" and "plot." EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) Eric D. Snider I had no idea how much I wanted to see Colin Firth kick butts and shoot people in the head until I saw him do it. EDIT
Posted Feb 13, 2015
Seventh Son (2014) Eric D. Snider Everyone involved needs to sit quietly and think about what they've done. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2015
Jupiter Ascending (2015) Eric D. Snider It's bold, silly, and messy, but it's sincere... You get the feeling the Wachowskis don't care if it makes money, that they'll happily spin their adventure yarns for whoever will listen. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2015
Blackhat (2015) Eric D. Snider Unfortunately, Blackhat proves to be worthier of January's taint than of Mann's good name. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2015
American Sniper (2014) Eric D. Snider Never mind whether [its] superficiality makes the movie reckless, it makes the movie pointless. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2015
Taken 3 (2014) Eric D. Snider This intentionally superficial character and premise have been stretched out much further than they were ever meant to be stretched. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2015
C- Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014) Eric D. Snider This big dud isn't blasphemous enough to be outrageous, emotional enough to be inspiring, or interesting enough to be good. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2014
The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 1 (2014) Eric D. Snider A heady action drama that minimizes the dull romantic triangle. ... Enough satisfying story movement to stand as a complete chapter. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2014
Interstellar (2014) Eric D. Snider Often fascinating, sometimes thrilling, sometimes tedious, but always strangely aloof, despite its best efforts. The movie's easy to admire, hard to love. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2014
Fury (2014) Eric D. Snider The battle sequences are intense, sometimes brutal - an alarming recreation of the hellishness of war. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2014
John Wick (2014) Eric D. Snider A lean, colorful, crowd-pleasing bloodbath. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2014
A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014) Eric D. Snider We may have seen this movie a hundred times before, but Neeson treats it like it's brand-new, and like it's not pulp but literature. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2014
The Drop (2006) Eric D. Snider The power to turn a so-so script into a half-decent movie with nothing but one's own acting prowess and personal magnetism is a mighty power indeed. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2014
The Imitation Game (2014) Eric D. Snider A glossy, conventionally entertaining account of Alan Turing's top-secret military work ... a rollicking wartime story first, an appreciation of Turing's life a distant second. EDIT
Posted Sep 2, 2014
The Expendables 3 (2014) Eric D. Snider A general-purpose Action Flick with a formulaic plot and no personality, one that just happens to star several famous actors. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2014
Let's Be Cops (2014) Scott Weinberg A feature-length sitcom, plus profanity, minus commercials. Several chuckles throughout, but almost painfully conventional. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2014
Hercules (2014) Eric D. Snider Mostly it feels like a waste of time, and not in the good way that summer hours are meant to be wasted. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2014
Lucy (2014) Eric D. Snider What might we be capable of if we used all of our brains? Anything! Whether it makes sense or not! As long as it fits the needs of the scene. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2014
Life Itself (2014) Scott Weinberg An excellent documentary about a great man, certainly, but it's also a reminder of why we all love movies. Thumbs eternally up. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2014
Deliver Us From Evil (2014) Scott Weinberg "The filmmakers admire what they're emulating here, and it's hard to not play along with the grim, gritty fun." EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2014
22 Jump Street (2014) Eric D. Snider Overcomes the limitations of a sequel by facing them head-on, doubling down on the meta-references and staying a step ahead of us with multi-layered jokes and split-second sight gags. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2014
Cold in July (2014) Scott Weinberg Not just a solid indie flick or a strong adaptation of a well-regarded novel. It's one of the most impressive films of the year. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2014
Maleficent (2014) Eric D. Snider Hey, kids! How would you like to see a new version of Disney's Sleeping Beauty that isn't animated and doesn't make any sense? EDIT
Posted May 30, 2014
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) Eric D. Snider Where five or six chuckles in 22 minutes isn't a bad average, five or six chuckles spread out over 117 minutes is dismal. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2014
Snowpiercer (2013) Scott Weinberg A fantastic achievement: a novel, passionate, and energized sci-fi with wild action and strange humor. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2014
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) Eric D. Snider The whole thing is starting to feel like a Ponzi scheme. 'Come see the latest adventure! Don't worry if it's not great - the next one'll dazzle you!' But that's what you said last time! EDIT
Posted May 1, 2014
Intramural (2014) Eric D. Snider While a more disciplined approach might have rendered a tighter, more polished film, its shagginess is appealing. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2014
In Your Eyes (2014) Eric D. Snider It's missing Whedon's trademark zing, but fans who savored the sappier aspects of "Buffy" and "Angel" may find it swoon-worthy. EDIT
Posted Apr 24, 2014
7/10 Transcendence (2014) Matt Patches The film will either grip or bore one to tears, depending on a tolerance for speculative babble. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2014
Draft Day (2014) Eric D. Snider A year from now, your dad will enjoy watching this on cable. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2014
Under the Skin (2013) Todd Gilchrist Visually sumptuous but inconsistently intriguing, Glazer's science-fiction film skillfully boils down genre tropes to their visceral essence, but simultaneously reduces an emotionally resonant narrative to an obtuse series of vignettes. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2014
Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Eric D. Snider With two very solid entries now, the Captain America branch of the Marvel juggernaut might accidentally make patriotism cool again. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2014
Sabotage (2014) Eric D. Snider Gross and off-putting, a luridly "gritty" crime drama populated by sleazy characters (including the alleged good guys) and marked by a casual disregard for human life. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2014
Joe (2013) Eric D. Snider A reminder of director David Gordon Green's knack for atmosphere, and of 17-year-old Tye Sheridan's status as one of the most promising young actors in the movies today. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2014
Bad Words (2014) Eric D. Snider Doesn't offer enough laughs to compensate for its mean-spirited behavior or lackluster story. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2014
6.7/10 Need for Speed (2014) Matt Patches Now that Fast & Furious has gone the way of the superhero blockbusters, Need for Speed rides alongside as a ridiculous spectacle of practical, vehicular mayhem. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2014