LAMBScores: Judges, Cops, Ghosts, and Eastwood

by Nick Powell · October 14, 2012 · LAMBscores · No Comments

This week in the LAMBScores, we have quite the variety of flicks. From the remake/reboot/redoing of Dredd, to End of Watch starring Jake Gyllenhaal, to House at the End of the Street starring Katniss Everdeen. Throw in a bit of post-retirement Clint Eastwood (Trouble with the Curve) and a horror movie that’s hit and miss (V/H/S), and we have quite the week. As always, feel free to post your own scores in the LAMBScores Forum, but please, read the rules beforehand.

Rotten Tomatoes: 3.85 (77%)
IMDB: 3.85 (7.7/10)
LAMB: 3.34 (19)
Average: 3.68

Kirkham A Movie A Day

Film Phage
Alex’s Movie Blog
Sean Kelly on Movies
At the Back
The Smoking Pen
The Great Movie Project
Anti-Film School
Movie Mavericks
The Cinematic Katzenjammer

Fogs’ Movie Reviews

Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews
Guardians of the Genre
Two Dude Review
Jamie Watches Movies

Sobriety Test Movie Reviews

The Movie Waffler
Fr. Dennis at the Movies
The Movie Review Warehouse

LAMB Bites:
Jamie Watches Movies: “It comes with a laundry list of faults, but Dredd is what it is”
Movie Mavericks: “Not since Paul Verhoeven’s Robocop has a film engulfed me in such a compellingly bleak futurist nightmare, with violence so abrupt and extreme that it almost becomes self parody.”
Guardians of the Genre: “Great look, good acting, but just too simplistic a plot.”
The Movie Waffler: “…makes the same fundamental mistake of the earlier film, attempting to make Dredd the hero of the piece.”
The Movie Review Warehouse: “Unquestioning hero-worship and casual embrace of violence against innocents makes Dredd fall well short of the great 1995 version.”

Trouble with the Curve
Rotten Tomatoes: 2.75 (55%)
IMDB: 3.40 (6.8/10)
LAMB: 2.80 (10)
Average: 2.98
Fr. Dennis at the Movies (3.5)
Duke & The Movies (3)
Angry Vader’s Movie Blah (3)
Sobriety Test Movie Reviews (3)
The Cinematic Spectacle (3)
Never Mind Pop Film (3)
Two Tickets For… (2.5)
Exiled from Contentment (2.5)
Fogs’ Movie Reviews (2.5)
Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews (2)

End of Watch
Rotten Tomatoes: 4.25 (85%)
IMDB: 4.00 (8.0/10)
LAMB: 3.95 (11)
Average: 4.01
The Movie Review Warehouse (5)
Fr. Dennis at the Movies (4.5)
Two Tickets For…  (4.5)
Two Dude Review (4)
The Film Corner (4)
Temple of Reviews (4)
Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews (3.5)
Never Mind Pop Film (3.5)
Sobriety Test Movie Reviews (3)
Fogs’ Movie Reviews (3)

House at the End of the Street
Rotten Tomatoes: 0.60 (12%)
IMDB: 2.85 (5.7/10)
LAMB: 1.89 (9)
Average: 1.78
Cinema Nerdz (3.5)
Fr. Dennis at the Movies (3.5)
Kirkham A Movie A Day (3)
Sobriety Test Movie Reviews (3)
Forced Viewing (2)
The Movie Waffler (1)
Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews (0.5)
Fogs’ Movie Reviews (0.5)
The Great Movie Project (0)

Rotten Tomatoes: 2.70 (54%)
IMDB: 3.00 (6.0/10)
LAMB: 2.82 (11)
Average: 2.84
Sean Kelly on Movies (4)
And So It Begins… (4)
Film Rehab (4)
Dan the Man’s Movie Reviews (3.5)
Benend’s Basement (3)
Random Ramblings of a Demented Doorknob (2.5)
Film Forager (2.5)
Go, See, Talk! (2.5)
Forced Viewing (2)
The Movie Waffler (1.5)
Reviews by Tom (1.5)

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