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T-Meter Title | Year
4/10 59% Charlie's Angels (2019) ... these girls aren't bad, it's just a shame that the movie they're in just isn't very good. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2019
7/10 62% Paradise Hills (2019) PARADISE HILLS is a lush and occasionally provocative feature, one that creates a strange sense of wonder and weird. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2019
2/10 25% Countdown (2019) The story is a mess, the characters aren't very interesting and the actual face behind the spooky app looks more like a weird muppet. But if you love bad genre flicks, well I guess you might have more patience than I did. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 25, 2019
9/10 59% The Current War: Director's Cut (2019) Inspired by true events, THE CURRENT WAR is one of the most eye-popping and engaging features of the year, one that is well worth seeking out. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 24, 2019
9/10 71% Terminator: Dark Fate (2019) By bringing Linda Hamilton back to this iconic role, Tim Miller has given us the most satisfying sequel since the powerhouse of Jim Cameron's T2. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 23, 2019
5/10 73% Low Tide (2019) LOW TIDE may have problems, but for a feature film debut for McMullin, there is promise of what he could do in the future. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 4, 2019
6/10 41% 47 Meters Down: Uncaged (2019) 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. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 16, 2019
7/10 78% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) 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. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 9, 2019
9/10 83% Crawl (2019) CRAWL is one of the best thrillers of the year. This fast paced man versus nature tale is filled with tension and it manages to do exactly what it sets out to do. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jul 12, 2019
9/10 63% Yesterday (2019) There is much to enjoy here, and if you don't take the story that seriously, you'll find a surprisingly sweet and touching celebration of the music that continues to gives fans joy. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jun 28, 2019
9/10 89% Rocketman (2019) This is one musical adventure that shoots for the stars, and succeeds on nearly every single level. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted May 30, 2019
7/10 54% Ma (2019) [Octavia] Spencer gives the role the perfect amount of twisted vulnerability to make her slightly sympathetic in the beginning. Yet once she goes off, she goes off in a satisfyingly vicious way. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted May 29, 2019
10/10 90% John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (2019) John Wick 3 is an ass-kicking, ramped-up thrill ride with amazing characters that continues to prove that director Stahelski and Reeves make a perfect cinematic partnership. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted May 10, 2019
7/10 38% El Chicano (2019) This is pure old school action, and if you miss the old Stallone flicks like COBRA or Bronson movies like DEATH WISH, you're likely to groove on this. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted May 3, 2019
7/10 82% Room for Rent (2019) If you go in realizing there will be a little less thriller and more straight forward melodrama, you'll have a much better time. Either way, see if for the marvelous work of Lin Shaye, and the lovely score by Joseph Bishara. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted May 2, 2019
9/10 72% Teen Spirit (2019) This is a heartfelt look at a lonely girl who learns to escape from her fears and frustrations with the power of song. And frankly, this is one of the rare times that pop music has felt meaningful and profoundly satisfying in a feature film. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 19, 2019
83% High Life (2019) If you want to take the dive, I wouldn't blame you. However, if you aren't a fan of heavily cerebral science fiction, you're not likely to engage in this journey on any level. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 15, 2019
9/10 89% Missing Link (2019) If you are looking for a great family film that is unique with a massive heart, you can't do much better than MISSING LINK. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Apr 12, 2019
8/10 57% Pet Sematary (2019) Smartly written and directed with a quick pace and a few discomforting images, this return to the PET SEMATARY is certainly one worth taking. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 19, 2019
4/10 33% Wonder Park (2019) Frankly, there is very little actual wonder in this dull animated adventure. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 14, 2019
7/10 78% Captain Marvel (2019) 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. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Mar 5, 2019
4/10 43% The Prodigy (2019) This is just another generic studio horror film that will only manage to frighen those that are easily spooked. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 8, 2019
4/10 22% Miss Bala (2019) 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. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
8/10 63% St. Agatha (2019) 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. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2019
9/10 89% Arctic (2019) 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. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 30, 2019
6/10 90% The Kid Who Would Be King (2019) 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. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2019
8/10 85% The LEGO Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) Everything is still awesome when it comes to Emmet and his lovable gang! - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 26, 2019
4/10 9% Replicas (2019) 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 - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 11, 2019
7/10 50% Escape Room (2019) This is the rare film that pretty much offers exactly what you'd expect, and in this case it's not a bad thing at all. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2019
7/10 74% On the Basis of Sex (2019) Felicity Jones is a perfect choice to play Justice Ginsberg, and she brings spirit and energy to her performance. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
9/10 66% Vice (2018) Adam McKay continues to bring his own sense of humor to more serious material in a refreshingly original way. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 26, 2018
7/10 63% Bird Box (2018) BIRD BOX is an oftentimes haunting and provocative thriller, with a surprisingly heavy dose of horror. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 20, 2018
9/10 82% Ben is Back (2018) Layered, thoughtful and heartbreakingly real, BEN IS BACK is one of the best films of the year. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 5, 2018
8/10 63% Mary Queen of Scots (2018) You cannot deny the power of what both Ronan and Robbie bring to this elaborate and visually operatic drama. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Dec 4, 2018
9/10 78% Anna and the Apocalypse (2018) There is so much spirit and heart behind this terrific film, that it transcends your typical horror comedy. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 29, 2018
9/10 93% The Favourite (2018) THE FAVOUITE is a smart, satisfying and devilishly cruel tale that is far more fun than you'd imagine - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2018
3/10 64% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) The Christmas Chronicles is a lighthearted children's fantasy that is big on light, and low on heart. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 22, 2018
8/10 89% The Final Wish (2019) THE FINAL WISH is yet another example of taking a low budget and bringing a fresh new take on a familiar storyline. It offers a well written script and a cast worth investing in. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2018
8/10 91% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) You will not want to miss this twisted tale of cowboys, indians and more than a few unsavory folks looking for a gunfight. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 12, 2018
4/10 59% The Grinch (2018) Illumination Entertainment is likely to have a hit with THE GRINCH simply because it is one of those holiday stories audiences respond to. Yet as big and brash as the new film can be, the main character himself is more irritating than enjoyable. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 8, 2018
6/10 36% Hunter Killer (2018) Hunter may be worth tracking down for undersea adventure fans looking for a little bit of dumb fun. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Nov 1, 2018
10/10 66% Suspiria (2018) SUSPIRIA is a masterpiece. However, it is a divisive one. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2018
9/10 79% Halloween (2018) HALLOWEEN (2018) is the best sequel in the franchise as well as a terrific film on its own. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 16, 2018
7/10 29% Venom (2018) This won't change how you view superhero movies, but it's a great escape nonetheless. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2018
4/5 66% The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) An engaging blend of horror, comedy and fantasy meant for the entire family. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 18, 2018
8/10 75% The Angel (2018) Ariel Vromen is a terrific director when it comes to delicately examining complicated characters - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 14, 2018
5/10 32% The Predator (2018) ...while I didn't mind the overabundance of humor and the ultra violent streak of the kills, it's far too clunky to fully recommend. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2018
6/10 26% The Nun (2018) THE NUN is nuts. And sometimes that is a good thing. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2018
4/10 66% The Little Stranger (2018) It certainly doesn't work as a ghost story, and the gothic romance tale fares only a little better. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 31, 2018
6/10 60% Operation Finale (2018) Aside from the final act, the lack of suspense is prevalent throughout much of the running time. Even still, the story leading up the trial features some terrific work, especially from both Isaac and Kingsley. - JoBlo's Movie Emporium EDIT
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2018