Diva Velez

Diva Velez

Agrees with the Tomatometer 72% of the time.

Publications:
MonkeyPeaches , TheDivaReview.com
Critics' Group:
New York Film Critics Online
Total Reviews:
297

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 51 - 100 of 297
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 48% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) " Led by a perfectly cast Charlize Theron devouring the scenery as the evil queen, Snow White and the Huntsman is an entertaining spin on the classic tale, combining great-looking visuals and exciting action." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jun 3, 2012
4/5 53% Patang (2012) " Beautifully acted and hypnotically staged, Patang is a feast for the senses that doesn't fail to deliver its story of family love and healing with real warmth and heart." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted May 14, 2012
2/5 37% Dark Shadows (2012) " Not funny enough to be called a comedy nor remotely frightening or dramatic enough to portray the original TV show's scarier leanings. Dark Shadows has no idea what it wants to be and ends up being nothing. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted May 13, 2012
3/5 57% The Dictator (2012) " Good for more than its share of riotous laughs if a bit disjointed, The Dictator's timely material and Baron Cohen's outrageous, perceptive humour carry the day, with the comedian's fearlessness evident if not as keenly focused as it could be. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted May 11, 2012
4/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) " Whedon's obvious love for The Avengers' characters, world and fandom makes for a superhero epic that's packed with exciting action, faithful details for comic fans and his signature off-hand wit. It's pure fun and entertainment." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted May 6, 2012
4/5 92% The Cabin in the Woods (2012) " Utterly novel and audacious, The Cabin in the Woods completely rewrites the scary movie as we know it. Intelligent, imaginative and too much fun, it redefines and sets a new standard for the horror movies that will come after it." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Apr 15, 2012
4/5 88% Oki's Movie (2012) " Oki's Movie's original and clever premise, charming execution and memorable performances come together beautifully to create a picture that's both captivating and emotional." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Apr 13, 2012
3/5 25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) " Much more cohesive, fun and thrilling than its predecessor, Wrath of the Titans is a good time at the movies that does the audience the boon of helping it forget the first film ever happened." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Apr 1, 2012
3/5 49% Mirror Mirror (2012) " Far below par for a Tarsem picture, if seen solely on the basis of the family film Mirror Mirror wants so badly to be; the very youngest viewers will be sufficiently entertained by the dwarves' hijinks and silly, slapstick humour." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Mar 31, 2012
3/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) " Maintains the novel's romance to satisfy faithful fans while supplying plenty of action to keep the whole audience entertained. I'll take The Hunger Games over the Twilight series any day, but it's still no Battle Royale." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Mar 24, 2012
4.5/5 86% Boy (2012) " One might predict that Boy, loosely based on the 1980s New Zealand childhood of Taika Waititi, would be funny and offbeat, but the surprise is how refreshingly original, charming and emotional it is." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Mar 11, 2012
2/5 51% John Carter (2012) " Based on a 1912 Edgar Rice Burroughs novel, John Carter is an overlong, muddled mess of a film that should've waited another hundred years for a good script." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Mar 10, 2012
3.5/5 85% 21 Jump Street (2012) " Canny enough to know how to laugh with its subject, not at it, 21 Jump Street is a lot of fun thanks to a fast-flying, clever script and affectionate regard for its 1980s television roots." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Mar 9, 2012
4/5 94% The Secret World of Arrietty (2012) " The Secret World of Arrietty is an engaging and warm story of a lovely friendship that has enough action and humour to satisfy all ages, and boy, it's awfully pretty. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Feb 18, 2012
4/5 89% Carol Channing: Larger Than Life (2012) " In her ninth decade, Carol Channing is the subject of a documentary about her incredible life and devotion to entertainment that is as delightful and effervescent as the bubbly star herself. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Feb 14, 2012
3.5/5 79% The Grey (2012) " Packed with pulse-pounding thrills and genuine spooks, The Grey is a nightmare vision of man versus beast. Neeson's acting chops sell the film's cheesier inclinations while its pacing keeps viewers on the edge of their seats." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jan 28, 2012
2.5/5 80% Haywire (2012) " Hobbled by bad pacing and an anemic script, Haywire should've been a fun popcorn actioner showing off Gina Carano's wonderfully brutal talents, which deserve a far more energetic and inspired vehicle." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jan 21, 2012
5/5 93% Beauty and the Beast (2012) " One of the brightest jewels in Disney's crown, Beauty and the Beast's 3D reissue takes nothing away and makes the film's brilliance even easier to appreciate; the movie is more beautiful and timeless than it ever was." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jan 14, 2012
5/5 74% Norwegian Wood (2012) " Outstanding performances blend beautifully with a sharp, unsentimental script, stunning cinematography and evocative score to make Norwegian Wood a haunting, mesmerizing symphony of heartache, love, loss and hope." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jan 5, 2012
2/5 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) " Noisy, repetitive and obnoxious, The Adventures of Tintin's sensory overload is somehow blindingly dull. The barrage of onscreen overstimulation will keep kids glued to their seats, but won't make them care about or cherish the characters." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Dec 29, 2011
4/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) " A hypnotic cocktail of haunting visuals, strong performances and mesmerizing score. Take the best bits of this captivating new work and cut them into the negligible flaws of the original film and you'd have a perfect story." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Dec 25, 2011
5/5 77% War Horse (2011) " A magnificent epic that captures the essence and magic of classic movie-making. The heartfelt and emotional War Horse is one of Steven Spielberg's best movies and certainly one of the best films of the year." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Dec 24, 2011
3/5 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) " A paler retread of the first film is still fun because of the chemistry between Downey Jr. & Law. With a stronger, wittier script and less emphasis on bombast, there's no reason why there shouldn't be one more go. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Dec 17, 2011
5/5 79% Shame (2011) " A stark and stunning portrait of addiction and its resulting damage. Provocative, intelligent and emotionally wrenching, Shame is one of the best films of the year." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Dec 2, 2011
2.5/5 94% Hugo (2011) " Scorsese uses 3D to submerge viewers into a glittering storybook world, but all of Hugo's beauty can't make up for the sidetracking of the tale of the orphaned boy living in the train station in favor of a film preservation PSA." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Nov 27, 2011
3/5 96% The Muppets (2011) " A bit flat and never quite as madcap or wacky as the TV show or early films, The Muppets hits enough right notes to be a pleasing welcome back for longtime fans and a lovely introduction for those deprived of Muppets magic." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Nov 27, 2011
2/5 24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) " A boring mess that exists only to milk the fans that made the series a success, but is so unsexy and just plain weird that even the most devoted Twihards stand to be disappointed or grossed out, or possibly, both." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Nov 20, 2011
3/5 68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) " Simultaneously mocking and pimping out the 3D gimmick trend, this chapter may be the weakest in the series, but it's still enjoyable with plenty of outrageous laughs." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Nov 4, 2011
3.5/5 85% George Harrison: Living In The Material World " Its trove of unseen treasures is required viewing for fans, but the majority of time spent on Beatlemania and his spiritual pursuits over nearly four hours leaves viewers with as many questions about George Harrison as when they came in." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Oct 30, 2011
2.5/5 35% The Thing (2011) " Consisting of a few shock pops and queasy effects, The Thing is tired, rote and uninspired, becoming a waiting game to see who gets knocked off next. There's nothing here not seen before, including in its superior 1982 sire. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Oct 30, 2011
4/5 93% 50/50 (2011) " With its excellent cast and emotionally intelligent script, 50/50 isn't necessarily a feel good movie about cancer, but is an exceptional telling of one man's story, mixed with a perfect balance of sympathy and laughs." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Oct 8, 2011
3.5/5 85% The Ides of March (2011) " The Ides of March is a gorgeously shot character study filled with wonderful performances ably structured by Clooney. I only wish all these ingredients had come together for a more compelling cause. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Oct 8, 2011
2.5/5 4% Abduction (2011) " Abduction needs two different reviews. For the Lautner fans, this is so the film you've been waiting for. For non-fans, it's full of holes, impossibilities and unintentionally hilarious dialog written by a sixth grader that doesn't get out much. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Sep 24, 2011
3.5/5 67% Pearl Jam Twenty (2011) " With noticeable gaps between the telling of its first decade and its second, Pearl Jam Twenty didn't necessarily need to be a feature, but is a really lovely fan letter to a band that's worked hard for the devotion and respect it receives." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Sep 24, 2011
1/5 17% I Don't Know How She Does It (2011) " Ill-conceived and ill-timed, this unfunny yuppies' lament couldn't be more insulting to single parents, women, or anyone struggling to make a living. Excuse me while I cry as success ruins the characters' perfect lives." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Sep 17, 2011
3/5 58% Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark (2011) " Don't Be Afraid of the Dark might not make viewers forget the television original they grew up with, but has enough under the skin creepiness to entertain those simply looking for a good fright at the movie theatre." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Aug 28, 2011
2.5/5 27% Colombiana (2011) " Wrapped in B-movie trappings from its clich├ęd script and implausible scenarios to less than thrilling action, the best thing Colombiana has going for it is the lovely Ms. Saldana, who deserves much better than this." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Aug 28, 2011
2.5/5 72% Fright Night (2011) " Flat, charmless and downright boring at times, the not frightening Fright Night will succeed only in making viewers yearn for the far superior original 1985 film. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Aug 20, 2011
3.5/5 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) " Far better than one might expect with exciting action and a memorable hero in Caesar. The premise is clever enough to entertain longtime Apes fans while also giving a new generation a great introduction to Planet of the Apes lore." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Aug 5, 2011
3/5 22% The Smurfs (2011) " Kitschily clever and more heartwarming than many of the failed cinema-sized blowups of television cartoon characters, The Smurfs is an unexpected pleasure and a satisfying adaptation that's a lot of fun for the entire family. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jul 31, 2011
2.5/5 44% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) " I had high hopes for the audacious concept of Cowboys and Aliens and was disappointed by the film's flatness and lack of any real sparks or ingenuity outside of the efforts of its worthy cast." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jul 30, 2011
3.5/5 79% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) " A fun and snappy introduction to one of the seminal heroes of the Marvel Universe and a nice last note before next year's Avengers film. Captain America is one of the more successful of the Marvel superhero movies." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jul 23, 2011
3.5/5 —— Gantz: Perfect Answer (2011) " Far better than its predecessor, I hope worldwide audiences see Gantz: Perfect Answer, because it's awfully entertaining. With excellent, fast-paced katana battles and boomtastic sci-fi action, it's a great blast of summer fun. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jul 17, 2011
4.5/5 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) " One of the best of the eight films Deathly Hallows: Part 2 might indeed require a scorecard for the uninitiated, but for those in the know, it's a more than suitable ending for a decade-long journey that was truly magical." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jul 16, 2011
3.5/5 36% Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011) " Thrilling, well-designed action, top-drawer visual effects and a script more cohesive than in prior chapters make this Transformers a blast of summer movie adrenalin and the best of the three." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jun 28, 2011
2.5/5 39% Cars 2 (2011) " Cars 2's lovely globe-spanning graphics and 007-ish action give it a slight edge over its sire, but not by much. The overlong, convoluted plot and charmless, bargain-basement humour is way beneath Pixar standards." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jun 26, 2011
2.5/5 26% Green Lantern (2011) " In a summer filled with flights of comic book fancy, Green Lantern only distinguishes itself by being one of the goofiest superhero movies of the year." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jun 18, 2011
4/5 82% Super 8 (2011) " A summer movie that's made up of parts of some of the best summer movies ever made, Super 8 is neither memorable nor original, but as empty summer blockbusters go, it's a good one. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jun 13, 2011
4/5 84% Beginners (2011) " Charmingly quirky and cheekily audacious, the story of a young man and the changes caused by his elderly father's late-in-life revelations is crafted with sweetness and originality. " — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jun 6, 2011
4/5 87% X-Men: First Class (2011) " Smart, witty and fun. Perfect summer viewing and a worthy entry to the higher echelons of the Marvel cinematic pantheon. A fine reboot for the franchise and I'd happily look forward to another blast from the X-Men past." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted Jun 4, 2011
3/5 81% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) " Great voice cast aside, Kung Fu Panda 2 pales beside its snappier sire, but it's entertaining enough and the younger ones in the audience will still eat it up with chopsticks." — TheDivaReview.com
Posted May 28, 2011
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