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
Bad Education (2019) Chris Bumbray An enjoyable change of pace for Hugh Jackman. A unique, well-directed dark comedy. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
The Aeronauts (2019) Chris Bumbray A large scale, family friendly adventure that cries out to be seen on the largest screen possible. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Rambo: Last Blood (2019) Chris Bumbray More of a mixed-bag than the other films in the series, but the last half hour is a relentless piece of action film-making. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
7/10 Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) Alex Maidy Yes, it is silly and has no reason to exist, but I am glad it does. The fun time this A-list cast had filming these segments alone makes it worth your time. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
47 Ronin (2013) Alex Maidy If 47 RONIN did anything, it proved to me that Keanu Reeves could (and should) have starred in a live action version of AKIRA. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2019
Running With the Devil (2019) Chris Bumbray Recycled from many other - better- drug running dramas. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Downton Abbey (2019) Chris Bumbray While it probably won't win over any new fans, DOWNTON ABBEY is a sumptuous continuation of a modern classic. EDIT
Posted Sep 19, 2019
Synchronic (2019) Chris Bumbray Often dazzling, with a career-best performance from star Anthony Mackie. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
Just Mercy (2019) Chris Bumbray A tad over-stuffed and uneven, but Jamie Foxx's performance is terrific. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Lucy in the Sky (2019) Chris Bumbray A disappointing debut for "Fargo"'s Noah Hawley. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Guns Akimbo (2019) Chris Bumbray Not terribly original, but energetic and fun. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019) Chris Bumbray Tom Hanks makes an uncanny and lovable Mister Rogers. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
The Laundromat (2019) Chris Bumbray Interesting, but the jokey tone doesn't mesh well with the gravity of what it's depicting. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
Motherless Brooklyn (2019) Chris Bumbray Marred by a punishing length, but the performances are top-shelf. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2019
Uncut Gems (2019) Chris Bumbray Adam Sandler gives the kind of performance that revitalizes a career in the bold, propulsive epic. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Dolemite Is My Name (2019) Chris Bumbray A welcome comeback for Eddie Murphy. A surprisingly affecting tale with one of the best casts of the year. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
The Friend (2019) Chris Bumbray Featuring career-best work from Jason Segel, THE FRIEND is a touching tear-jerker likely not to leave a dry eye in the house. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2019
Joker (2019) Chris Bumbray The most uncompromising American film since FIRST REFORMED. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Color Out of Space (2010) Chris Bumbray A stylishly directed, unhinged comeback for director Richard Stanley. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Ford v Ferrari (2019) Chris Bumbray Premium, star-driven entertainment made on a grand scale. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
Marriage Story (2019) Chris Bumbray It's unlikely we'll be able to honestly say that we've seen a better-acted movie this year by the time 2019 draws to a close. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2019
Jojo Rabbit (2019) Chris Bumbray Certainly, JOJO RABBIT won't be to everyone's tastes, but it's a thoughtful, well-intentioned piece of work that often works brilliantly. Some will love it, some will despise it, but hopefully, none will dismiss it. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
The Goldfinch (2019) Chris Bumbray A puzzlingly poor adaptation of a great book. What went wrong? EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2019
Knives Out (2019) Chris Bumbray Benoit Blanc is Daniel Craig's next great iconic role. A total blast from beginning to end. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
A Hidden Life (2019) Chris Bumbray One of Malick's better recent films. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2019
Parasite (2019) Chris Bumbray Delicious social satire from a master of the genre. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
Waves (2019) Chris Bumbray A stunning accomplishment. Packs a punch. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2019
The Lighthouse (2019) Chris Bumbray Beautifully shot and acted. An athmospheric horror movie that bring to mind Val Lewton. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
It: Chapter Two (2019) Chris Bumbray Suffers from an uneven second act and too many flashbacks. However, at other times it comes close to matching the first. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2019
X-Men: Apocalypse (2016) Alex Maidy This is an entry in the mutant saga that grows better with successive viewings and even manages to sneak some under the radar performances that stand out. If you remember disliking this movie, I highly suggest you give it another go. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2019
The Fanatic (2019) Chris Bumbray Has some interesting flourishes, but ultimately not as nuanced as it needed to be to work. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2019
The Death and Life of John F. Donovan (2018) Chris Bumbray The three-story narrative is the film's biggest misstep, by giving short shrift to what should have been the whole point of the film - the titular "death and life" of the main character. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2019
6/10 Ray (2004) Alex Maidy RAY suffers from having not enough story to warrant a feature film and too much talent wasted on caricatures of historical figures. RAY, like last year's BOHEMIAN RHAPSODY, is too focused on homage rather than telling a convincing and stirring story. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Ghost in the Shell (2017) Alex Maidy If you are looking for an epic and mouthwateringly gorgeous science fiction film to watch from the comfort of your own home, you could do a lot worse than GHOST IN THE SHELL. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
The Legend of Tarzan (2016) Alex Maidy David Yates may never get to make a sequel (or a prequel) to this story but it will remain in fine company alongside Andrew Stanton's JOHN CARTER as a pitch perfect vision of the writing of Edgar Rice Burroughs. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
6/10 Batman: Hush (2019) Alex Maidy BATMAN: HUSH is going to appeal to fans of the comic book story and fans of the DC Animated Universe movies, but everyone else can skip this one. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Alex Maidy BLADE RUNNER 2049 certainly looks the part but beyond the surface it is nothing more than a pale replicant of the real thing. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
Gods of Egypt (2016) Alex Maidy GODS OF EGYPT is a movie that commands no respect and lets you sit back and have brainless fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2019
6/10 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) JimmyO 47 METERS DOWN: UNCAGED is better than it should be. What could have easily been a VOD release is slightly more engaging due to Roberts energetic filmmaking, and occasionally a decent scare. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2019
Where'd You Go, Bernadette (2019) Chris Bumbray A rare disaster for all involved. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2019
7/10 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) JimmyO Scary Stories makes for a terrific introduction to serious horror for a young audience, yet it still packs enough spooky sights to entertain older genre fans. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
Dora and the Lost City of Gold (2019) Chris Bumbray an agreeable family adventure that should please young audiences and not prove too grueling an experience for the parents they have in tow EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2019
The Kitchen (2019) Chris Bumbray A clumsy, watered-down crime flick. It feels like several folks had a hand in the editing, resulting in a project that's anything but seamless. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2019
The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019) Chris Bumbray Terrific - a low-key charmer and one of the most accessible indie films of the year. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
9/10 7 Days in Hell (2015) Chris Bumbray It packs more laughs into its tight fifty minute running time than most big-screen comedy hits and is a pretty brilliant little one-off most of us probably didn't see coming. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
The Art of Racing in the Rain (2019) Chris Bumbray Is it maudlin? Yes, but it's also very effective. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
Luce (2019) Chris Bumbray A provocative and compelling drama with dynamic performances all around. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
The Red Sea Diving Resort (2018) Chris Bumbray A solid fact-based thriller. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2019
Ready or Not (2019) Chris Bumbray A terrific horror-comedy with buckets of blood. A future cult classic. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2019
8/10 Skin (2018) Chris Bumbray Counter-programming at its harshest. Jamie Bell is excellent. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2019