Brandon Fibbs

Brandon Fibbs

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
BrandonFibbs.com , Christianity Today , Colorado Springs Gazette
Total Reviews:
566

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 566
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
6/10 20% The Tourist (2010) " As the closing credits begin to roll, I found myself wanting to say, "That's nice Florian. Isn't that cute. Now put away your toys and get back to work."" — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Dec 9, 2010
3/10 49% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010) " Lacking almost all of author C.S. Lewis' metaphysical depth and fantastical breadth, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader is a middling fairy tale posing as genuine mythology. " — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Dec 9, 2010
7/10 72% I Love You Phillip Morris (2010) " Laugh-out-loud hilarious one moment and darkly tragic the next, I Love You Phillip Morris' tone is wildly uneven, never quite sure of what sort of movie it wants to be-and I loved it for it." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Dec 9, 2010
4/10 32% All Good Things (2010) " All Good Things is a terrible miscalculation, one that should have been, given his history, glaringly obvious to its director. If this film had been made as a traditional documentary, this would likely be a very different review." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Dec 9, 2010
8/10 87% Black Swan (2010) " Black Swan is the stillborn offspring of The Red Shoes and Hieronymus Bosch-both magnificent and magnificently disturbing. Art, obsession and mental fragility coalesce into something dark, gnarled and hallucinatory." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Dec 3, 2010
7/10 49% Love and Other Drugs (2010) " With Love and Other Drugs, director Edward Zwick has embarked on the biggest about-face of his career and produced a bittersweet, clear-eyed gem about the highs and lows of love." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Nov 24, 2010
9/10 89% Tangled (2010) " Tangled is easily Disney's best traditional animated feature since The Lion King. The film has an old-fashioned feel-unrepentantly sentimental, unashamedly sincere, an unapologetic fairytale-in short, an instant classic. " — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Nov 24, 2010
8/10 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) " Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows lacks warmth, whimsy, playfulness and hope. And that is precisely what makes it great." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Nov 18, 2010
9/10 93% 127 Hours (2010) " 127 Hours is one of the great survival stories and easily one of the most inspirational, triumphal things you will ever see. You will walk out of the film not depressed, but elated." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Nov 12, 2010
7/10 86% Unstoppable (2010) " Unstoppable is a summer movie in a winter slot because it is good enough to hold its own there-a thrilling, suspenseful, pulse pounding adventure made all the more exciting because it is true." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Nov 12, 2010
8/10 55% Morning Glory (2010) " Morning Glory is a breezy, delightful fall comedy that sparkles from start to finish, a fresh, welcome edition amidst the solemnity of the current Oscar bait season." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Nov 9, 2010
7/10 40% Due Date (2010) " While distinctly less raunchy (and correspondingly less outrageous) than The Hangover, Due Date still manages to deliver (pun intended)." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Nov 4, 2010
7/10 72% Megamind (2010) " In a sort of backhanded answer to Pixar's The Incredibles (and I mean that in a positive way), DreamWorks hits yet another animated adventure out of the park. Megamind is clever, fast-paced and fun, and looks fantastic in 3D." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Nov 4, 2010
7/10 79% Fair Game (2010) " Fair Game is a detailed, habitually accurate and surprisingly moving film. Like the documentary The Tillman Story earlier this summer, you will likely leave Fair Game fairly angry." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Nov 4, 2010
7/10 54% The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest (2010) " A trilogies' worth of seemingly disconnected characters and random plot points merge into an utterly satisfying climax. " — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Oct 29, 2010
7/10 58% Paranormal Activity 2 (2010) " The primary reason Paranormal Activity 2 works is because it doesn't misguidedly try to improve on the formula, or worse, reinvent the wheel." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Oct 22, 2010
8/10 46% Hereafter (2010) " Hereafter isn't about the hereafter so much as it is about those who are left here, after." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Oct 22, 2010
7/10 67% Conviction (2010) " Familiar and conventional doesn't mean it can't also be formidable. Conviction is earnest, it is stirring and ultimately, it delivers." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Oct 22, 2010
7/10 71% Red (2010) " Dame Helen Mirren looks like Martha Stewart on the outside but Rambo on the inside; you won't see anything sexier this year than Mirren wielding an automatic weapon." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Oct 14, 2010
8/10 81% Catfish (2010) " A recent, famous "New Yorker" cartoon has two dogs perched in front of a computer, the one telling the other, "On the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog." As Catfish proves, that goes for humans, too." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Oct 8, 2010
7/10 46% You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) " At times it seems like every Woody Allen film is nothing more than a sequel to Crimes and Misdemeanors." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Oct 8, 2010
8/10 89% Waiting for Superman (2010) " Waiting for Superman might as well be titled An Inconvenient Truth: The Sequel. Like Guggenheim’s previous, Oscar-winning documentary, this is yet another horror film in the guise of a documentary." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Oct 8, 2010
10/10 96% The Social Network (2010) " The Social Network sets out to show you the genesis of a modern Rockefeller, Carnegie or Vanderbilt. In the 21st century, information is the new oil, the new steel. What hasn't changed is the mentality of the tycoon. " — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Sep 30, 2010
8/10 88% Let Me In (2010) " Can something be both great and completely pointless? Because Let Me In is. " — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Sep 30, 2010
8/10 55% Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) " Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps feels like a genuine continuation of the original story, rather than the parodic spoof some might assume. It is also one of the best directed films of the year." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Sep 24, 2010
6/10 71% Never Let Me Go (2010) " Movies about banality are, for reasons that are all too clear, often banal themselves." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Sep 24, 2010
6/10 50% Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) " Whatever its shortcomings, Legend of the Guardians is sweeping entertainment and a diverting, exhilarating entry in the often lethargically tame genre of children's filmmaking." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Sep 24, 2010
7/10 94% The Town (2010) " The rehabilitation of Ben Affleck is complete. His penance has been accepted. The star of Gigli, Daredevil and Pearl Harbor has now earned audiences' respect again (to say nothing of finally being worthy of wife Jennifer Garner). " — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Sep 24, 2010
8/10 85% Easy A (2010) " Easy A, one of the wittiest, most provocative, smartest high school comedies in years, addresses the age old question of socially acceptable behavior with unrepentant chutzpah and rare comic insight." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Sep 24, 2010
3/10 55% Flipped (2010) " Reiner was clearly sick the day they taught filmmaking at film school-you show, not tell the audience what's going on. What at first seems sort of clever quickly turns into an exercise in exasperating tedium. " — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Sep 9, 2010
5/10 72% Machete (2010) " Unwilling to consistently push its violence, sex or comedy to the extremes demanded by its grindhouse roots, Machete turns out to be a mixed bag of monotonous exposition and tasteless fun." — Colorado Springs Gazette
Posted Sep 2, 2010
7/10 53% Going the Distance (2010) " It's about time someone made a romantic comedy about long distance relationships. The set-up is ripe with both comic and dramatic possibilities, dueling polarities that Going the Distance mines equally. " — Christianity Today
Posted Sep 2, 2010
9/10 93% The Tillman Story (2010) " You will leave The Tillman Story enraged, not because the movie is bad but because it does its job so superbly well-moving you out of both your seat and your apathy." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Sep 2, 2010
7/10 66% The American (2010) " The American is not an action movie in the conventional sense. It is perhaps more accurately described as an art house film with guns." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Sep 1, 2010
3/10 72% The Last Exorcism (2010) " For the first three quarters of its running time, The Last Exorcism positively purred and then, as it rounded the final lap, the film completely ruined any good feelings I had for it with a diabolically stupid ending. " — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Aug 27, 2010
9/10 97% Animal Kingdom (2010) " While the events Animal Kingdom unfolds are, in the grand scheme of criminal lore, comparatively inconsequential, while you're watching it, they feel as primal and as visceral as any of cinema's greatest crime epics." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Aug 27, 2010
5/10 43% The Extra Man (2010) " As paltry and unsubstantial a film as The Extra Man is, I cannot find it within myself to completely resist its charms. The reason can be summed up in two incandescent words: Kevin Kline." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Aug 27, 2010
7/10 51% The Switch (2010) " Don't be fooled by misleading advertising or even your own preconceptions. It turns out The Switch is a heck of a wonderful film. Once the film gets beyond its ridiculous set-up, it hits a poignant stride few will see coming." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Aug 20, 2010
7.5/10 36% Eat Pray Love (2010) " The film, which admittedly stumbles in the home stretch and just misses out on something like greatness, is nonetheless a visual and metaphysical delight. Come hungry, come searching, come lonely." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Aug 12, 2010
6.5/10 82% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) " Too schizophrenic for its own good, constantly interrupting and upending its narrative with melees containing all manner of attention deficit disorder tricks." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Aug 12, 2010
5/10 41% The Expendables (2010) " Fun as the film occasionally was, those involved would have done well to take the advice from another 80's action classic: "You're too old for this &$#&!"" — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Aug 12, 2010
8/10 84% Get Low (2010) " Get Low is a character showcase for some of this country's finest statesman actors-Robert Duvall, Bill Murray and Sissy Spacek. With names like that, does the plot even matter?" — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Aug 12, 2010
7.5/10 79% The Other Guys (2010) " The Other Guys is the second buddy police comedy to come out this year. But unlike the highly anticipated but roundly dismissed Kevin Smith outing, Cop Out, The Other Guys is actually, well, funny." — Christianity Today
Posted Aug 5, 2010
8/10 93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) " Heartfelt and funny, The Kids Are All Right is like a cool shower on an oppressively hot day-refreshing and invigorating, the sort of unexpected surprise that catches you off guard and sticks with you for days." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Jul 30, 2010
6/10 62% Salt (2010) " Salt started out successfully enough but quickly flew off the rails and smashed headlong into laughable implausibility. " — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Jul 22, 2010
7/10 69% The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden) (2010) " The Girl Who Played with Fire, is not nearly as admirable as Dragon Tattoo. What ultimately saves the film, however, is the quality time it allows us to spend with "the girl."" — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Jul 22, 2010
7/10 53% Agora (2010) " Where Agora sometimes fails as a film, it can never fail as a spark to ignite the fires of conversation. At last, this is a sword and sandal epic with its mind in the right place." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Jul 22, 2010
9/10 86% Inception (2010) " Inception is the most astonishing thing you will see all year. It may be one of the most astonishing things you will ever see." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Jul 15, 2010
7/10 41% The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) " It's not that The Sorcerer's Apprentice is a particularly great film. But it is a surprisingly satisfying one. An epic comedy adventure, it is humorous and exciting, casting a spell of unrepentant fun." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Jul 13, 2010
7/10 81% Despicable Me (2010) " Despicable Me is the sort of movie about which it is the most difficult to write. It is not a bad film. On the other hand, it didn't set my heart racing either. It is a sort of lukewarm winner, neither terrific nor terrible. " — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Jul 8, 2010
2/10 6% The Last Airbender (2010) " What a colossal disappointment! Let's hope this truly is the last Airbender." — BrandonFibbs.com
Posted Jul 1, 2010
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