Rogues Portal

Rogues Portal is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mae Abdulbaki, Stephanie Cooke
Rating Title/Year Author
() Billy Seguire In terms of story, The Little Drummer Boy just doesn't flow. It relies so much on familiarity on the religious fables of Christmas that I don't think it stands on its own. EDIT
Posted Dec 4, 2018
Frosty the Snowman (1969) Billy Seguire Frosty the Snowman has now become such an enduring and well-known tune because of this special that this mournful lamentation tugs at your heartstrings all the more firmly. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2018
Frosty's Winter Wonderland (1976) Billy Seguire Like any good sequel, Frosty's Winter Wonderland expands on that theme while also approaching the material from a different angle. EDIT
Posted Nov 20, 2018
Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) Stephanie Cooke Warning: the Disney Princesses may very well turn out to be your favourite characters. Every scene with them, they stole the show and I was left wanting an entire film of their group dynamic. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2018
Incredibles 2 (2018) Stephanie Cooke While I don't think it shines as brightly as the original, it still plays around with a lot of fun themes and tells a great story that features a family we've come to love dearly. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2018
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (2018) Stephanie Cooke Basically this entire review is just my love letter to Lily James' acting career. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2018
Ant-Man and The Wasp (2018) Stephanie Cooke A fun romp with likeable characters. It is a breath of fresh air within the larger continuity of the MCU. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2018
Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) Stephanie Cooke Honestly, all the big draws to the film were the biggest letdowns of it for me. EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2018
Jupiter Ascending (2015) Stephanie Cooke Ever wondered what Cinderella, The Godfather and Teen Wolf would be like if they were one movie? No? Well, too bad because Jupiter Ascending exists. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Triple 9 (2016) Stephanie Cooke It felt very smart... Triple 9 doesn't talk down to you. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Zootopia (2016) Stephanie Cooke It was so heartwarming and fun that I felt a mighty need to share my feelings about it. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
A Cat in Paris (2010) Stephanie Cooke The animation and style is wonderful, the voice acting is great, the story is fantastic and you absolutely won't regret checking this film out. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Suicide Squad (2016) Stephanie Cooke I actually didn't hate it. Really. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
High-Rise (2015) Stephanie Cooke It really is an interesting piece of cinema for those who are willing to slog through the in-your-face statements about the state of the world. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
The First Monday in May (2016) Stephanie Cooke The documentary is filled with the most interesting people and I honestly think I'd watch individual documentaries on almost all of them. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Presenting Princess Shaw (2015) Stephanie Cooke I wish I could say that I loved this movie... However, overall the whole thing felt pretty poorly executed. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Star Trek Beyond (2016) Stephanie Cooke The special effects are amazing and the makeup for the alien characters is just fantastic. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Doctor Strange (2016) Stephanie Cooke I wasn't super jazzed about Cumberbatch. SO, that being said, I think he did a fantastic job in the role. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
The Last King (2016) Stephanie Cooke It wasn't an action-packed flick that kept me on the edge of my seat but I enjoyed the history and the scenery and the Tormund. Oh, and the Vikings on skis. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
The Girl With All the Gifts (2016) Stephanie Cooke The film is dark and goes all the places that conventionally would be steered away from. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Roger Corman's Death Race 2050 (2017) Stephanie Cooke I somehow wasn't quite prepared for just HOW bananas it actually was? That should be the end of my review, to be honest. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Keeping Up With the Joneses (2016) Stephanie Cooke The dialogue feels clunky and forced, like you're watching an hour and a half long improv set where nobody really knows where the script is going and everyone's just rolling with it. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) Stephanie Cooke I enjoyed the film for what it was, hokey dialogue and all. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
The Space Between Us (2017) Stephanie Cooke Has a few groan worthy moments when the dialogue is painfully predictable and corny but it's charming and sweet, a type of film that we all need every now and again. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Bastille Day (2016) Stephanie Cooke It's not a bad film at all. It's a little dry at times but the story is interesting and compelling. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
A Cure for Wellness (2016) Stephanie Cooke Goth is brilliant as a confused, brainwashed, and innocent girl... she's definitely an intriguing actress that I could see her getting a lot more work in period pieces and other horror films. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Arrival (2016) Stephanie Cooke This may seem like a frivolous thing to take away from the film but after seeing women depicted in such a way for a long enough time, you start to pick up and appreciate when women are portrayed better. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2018
Logan (2017) Stephanie Cooke Dafne Keen plays Laura and hot diggity dog, she's actual perfection. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Get Out (2017) Stephanie Cooke The performances are outstanding, as is the writing and directing. I definitely was tense watching the film (again, I'm a wimp) but I don't think you need to be deterred from the film if you're not a fan of horror. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Kong: Skull Island (2017) Stephanie Cooke The story is great for what this movie is. It doesn't drag, it provides you with what you want (Tom Hiddleston and also the giant gorilla). EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Assassin's Creed (2016) Stephanie Cooke The special effects weren't all that great either... honestly, I've seen some D-list movies that have better effects than Assassin's Creed. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
The Void (2016) Stephanie Cooke From what little I did know about The Void, I thought that the film would look a lot more low-budget. In truth, the film looked fantastic and I was once again surprised by the overall quality. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Snatched (2017) Stephanie Cooke It's a solid passable movie that I enjoyed while I was watching it, but could have definitely been better. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Alien: Covenant (2017) Stephanie Cooke It wasn't Prometheus so I guess that's something. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Rough Night (2017) Stephanie Cooke Everybody in Rough Night is ACTUAL PERFECTION. The chemistry is all there and the whole ensemble work SO WELL together to bring it all home here. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Baywatch (2017) Stephanie Cooke The trailer made me believe that it wanted to be a comedy spoof of the original. I think that was the intent, but the film was all over the place. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
The Villainess (2017) Stephanie Cooke The fight choreography was absolutely ridiculous but in the best possible way. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Ponyo (2008) Stephanie Cooke The score by Joe Hisaishi perfectly captures the essence of what's going on throughout the entire film... It evokes emotion and helps add so much to the film to connect you to it. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Impossible Horror (2017) Stephanie Cooke Filled with more atmospheric horror as opposed to jump scares, anyone can sit down and enjoy this film for what it is. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
My Neighbor Totoro (1988) Stephanie Cooke The theme of innocent love is so prevalent and it feels good to watch unconditional displays of it, even within an animated fictional film. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Thor: Ragnarok (2017) Stephanie Cooke You can tell that everyone in the film had a lot of fun working together on the project. All of the actors just seem to be that much more charismatic on screen. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Princess Mononoke (1997) Stephanie Cooke There are some movies that are so special that it's almost like watching it for the first time every single time. Princess Mononoke is one of those films. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Howl's Moving Castle (2004) Stephanie Cooke The rich landscapes and colours just jump off the screen at you in the best possible ways. Each character has such unique features and expressions that make them truly stand out. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Wind River (2017) Stephanie Cooke Unfortunately, [Sheridan] just didn't do a great job of making it about the missing and murdered indigenous people so much as he instead made it about another boring white guy. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Atomic Blonde (2017) Stephanie Cooke Charlize Theron is a great choice in virtually every film she's in, but Leitch brought out such a coldness to her that I don't think I'd really seen before. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Kono sekai no katasumi ni (2016) Stephanie Cooke I found the plot slow and while sometimes I can get through that, the character arcs weren't there either to really draw me back in. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Mariah Carey's All I Want for Christmas Is You (2017) Stephanie Cooke The film is purely family friendly and made solely for the intended audience. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Champion (2017) Stephanie Cooke There's a lot of things to cry "WHYYYYYY" into the sky to when it comes to this movie, but I think the honkytonk open source country music that's playing as the score during the film may be one of the worst offenders. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
Kiki's Delivery Service (1989) Stephanie Cooke All of it is just beautiful. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018
I, Tonya (2017) Stephanie Cooke Robbie emotes so strongly and puts forward the performance of a lifetime within I, Tonya. Every single thing that she felt throughout the movie, I felt in my theatre seat. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2018