JoBlo's Movie Emporium

JoBlo's Movie Emporium is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Alex Keen, Alex Maidy, Chris Bumbray, Jenna Busch, Jimmy O, JimmyO, JoBlo
Rating Title/Year Author
Triple Threat (2019) Chris Bumbray Low-rent, but reasonably entertaining, with one legitimately great action scene about halfway in. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
8/10 Pet Sematary (2019) JimmyO Smartly written and directed with a quick pace and a few discomforting images, this return to the PET SEMATARY is certainly one worth taking. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
The Hummingbird Project (2018) Chris Bumbray an interesting, well-acted little film EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
Captive State (2019) Chris Bumbray Occasionally incoherent, but often audacious and dazzling. EDIT
Posted Mar 15, 2019
4/10 Wonder Park (2019) JimmyO Frankly, there is very little actual wonder in this dull animated adventure. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2019
Finding Steve McQueen (2019) Chris Bumbray A low-key charmer. Like the DOC HOLLYWOOD of heist movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2019
Triple Frontier (2019) Chris Bumbray An impressive, adult-driven action thriller. Terrifically cast and acted, impeccably directed. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
The Kid (2019) Chris Bumbray A modest, but well-down revisionist western. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2019
7/10 Captain Marvel (2019) JimmyO CAPTAIN MARVEL may not be the most thrilling adventure in the MCU filmography, but it's likely to please a ton of fans looking for a little bit of empowerment and inspiration. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Greta (2018) Chris Bumbray If you can accept it as pure camp it's a lot of fun. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2019
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World (2019) Chris Bumbray A charming, surprisingly mature and sensitive third installment to the ever-popular series. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2019
Isn't It Romantic (2019) Chris Bumbray A fun rom-com spoof. EDIT
Posted Feb 15, 2019
Alita: Battle Angel (2019) Chris Bumbray A truly immersive experience in the vein of AVATAR. Has a certain cheese factor, but undeniably entertaining. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2019
4/10 The Prodigy (2019) JimmyO This is just another generic studio horror film that will only manage to frighen those that are easily spooked. EDIT
Posted Feb 8, 2019
The Mustang (2019) Chris Bumbray Simple but powerful. Schoenaerts is terrific. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
10/10 Paddington 2 (2017) Alex Maidy The beautiful composition and set design are fascinating to unpack and you will come to appreciate just how hard it actually can be to create a family film that is as fun for grown ups as it is for kids. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
7/10 Black Panther (2018) Alex Maidy It does nothing truly distinct from every other Marvel Studios offering, I will be first in line. If they think they can sucker me into paying for outdated special effects and a movie I have seen many times over, they have another thing coming. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
6/10 A Star Is Born (2018) Alex Maidy Nothing about A STAR IS BORN feels earned. The movie plods along to the inevitable conclusion and features unexplained time jumps that we are just supposed to accept. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
5/10 Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) Alex Maidy BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY is an affront to the music of Queen in that it lacks any of the depth the band put into every song they created. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2019
Relive (2019) Chris Bumbray Well-acted, but this time-travel thriller is a mess. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
Brittany Runs a Marathon (2018) Chris Bumbray Should make Jillian Bell a legit star. EDIT
Posted Feb 5, 2019
4/10 Miss Bala (2019) JimmyO This is a forgettable remake that is only mildly enjoyable while you are watching it. For that hour and forty minutes or so I was slighly amused, but the second you leave the theatre you'll find that the movie won't leave much of an impression. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
8/10 St. Agatha (2018) JimmyO In an age of smart horror, this is yet another example of taking a familiar horror trope and making it into something truly fresh and chill inducing. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
Corporate Animals (2019) Chris Bumbray Had the potential to be so much better. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
Official Secrets (2019) Chris Bumbray A rock-solid docudrama. EDIT
Posted Feb 4, 2019
Little Monsters (2019) Chris Bumbray A really fun change-of-pace role for the great Lupita Nyong'o. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Honey Boy (2019) Chris Bumbray A major comeback for Shia LeBeouf in this auto-biographical drama. EDIT
Posted Feb 2, 2019
Blinded by the Light (1980) Chris Bumbray One of the best movies about fandom ever made. EDIT
Posted Feb 1, 2019
Wounds (2019) Chris Bumbray Very well-acted but ultimately doesn't amount to much. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2019
Big Time Adolescence (2018) Chris Bumbray Pete Davidson is exceptionally well-cast in this fun comedy. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
9/10 Arctic (2018) JimmyO ARCTIC is a bold and powerful feature film debut for writer/director Joe Penna. The vastness of this world is explored beautifully, while still offering a foreboding sense of dread. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
MEMORY - The Origins of Alien (2019) Chris Bumbray A thought-provoking deep dive into the roots of the ALIEN franchise. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
The Report (2019) Chris Bumbray A thought-provoking, sure fire Oscar contender. EDIT
Posted Jan 30, 2019
Fighting With My Family (2019) Chris Bumbray Great fun for wrestling fans, and non-fans too! EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2019
Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) Chris Bumbray Works better as an Altman-esque satire of the art-world than a horror film. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
The Nightingale (2019) Chris Bumbray A masterful revenge thriller, but requires a strong stomach. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
I Am Mother (2019) Chris Bumbray Clara Rugaard delivers a startling performance. EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2019
The Lodge (2019) Chris Bumbray White-knuckle, elevated horror. This year's HEREDITARY. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
6/10 The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) JimmyO THE KID WHO WOULD BE KING is an enjoyable children's fantasy. It has a ton of magic, and a terrific cast - if only the lovely and talented Ferguson had more to do. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) Chris Bumbray Uneven as a whole, but Zac Efron's portrayal is compelling. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2019
8/10 The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) JimmyO Everything is still awesome when it comes to Emmet and his lovable gang! EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
Late Night (2019) Chris Bumbray A thoroughly pleasant crowd-pleaser. EDIT
Posted Jan 26, 2019
Polar (2019) Chris Bumbray Horribly sophomoric that adds absolutely nothing to the genre. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
Native Son (2019) Chris Bumbray A modern day updating of the seminal classic that's occasionally awkward, but always provocative. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2019
King of Thieves (2018) Chris Bumbray Should be so much better than it wound up being. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Serenity (2019) Chris Bumbray Incredibly goofy thriller ruined by a twist destined to make it a camp classic for all the wrong reasons. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2019
Close (2019) Chris Bumbray Noomi Rapace is the only reason to watch this overly familiar actioner. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2019
7/10 Glass (2019) Chris Bumbray An inconsistent but highly entertaining ending to M. Night Shyamalan's UNBREAKABLE/SPLIT trilogy. EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2019
The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018) Chris Bumbray A tightly-wound thriller with some terrific performances. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2019
4/10 Replicas (2018) JimmyO Perhaps if you are in the mood for a good laugh and want to see something that straddles the line between idiotic and hilarious, you may enjoy this EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2019