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Garth Franklin

Garth Franklin

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
88% Let Me In (2010) "A solid work that may be a needless retread, but one that is respectful and smartly done. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Oct 2, 2010
64% Predators (2010) "The return of some much needed intensity, excitement and darkness to this game of hunter vs. prey " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 11, 2010
98% The French Connection (1971) "A true Hollywood classic. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
46% Constantine (2005) "An enjoyable revelation. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
81% Hellboy (2004) "Inventive but derivative, well performed yet slightly hokey, visually lush yet over-stylised. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
75% Crash (2004) "There is a welcome desire and introspection here that tries to make us as an audience think about the various causes and reasons for racism aside from the easily fall back positions of intolerance and bigotry. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
10% Elektra (2005) "Some comic properties should just be left on the page. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
93% Superman (1978) "Arguably still the most solid 'origin' and emotion-churning superhero story on the big screen. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
44% Daredevil (2003) "Justice may be blind, but the only enjoyment to be had out of this is to be blind drunk. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
86% X2: X-Men United (2003) "This has set the standard very high for this Summer and it will be interesting to see what, if any films, can match its calibre. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2010
87% Far From Heaven (2003) "One of the most beautiful looking and surprising films of the year. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
57% Blade II (2002) "ather than a by the numbers sequel, Director Guillermo Del Toro has changed the tone by not only significantly increasing the amount of action & fighting, but adding a little bit of humour into the mix. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
90% Minority Report (2002) "One of the few films I've seen so far this year that I would recommend and it is one to see on the big screen. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
81% Road to Perdition (2002) "Director Sam Mendes is on course to become one of the great directors of this decade. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
85% Total Recall (1990) "An absolutely superb sci-fi film and a true modern cornerstone of the genre not seen since the deeper though less entertaining Blade Runner nearly ten years previous. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) "Whilst the direction and script seem off, the rest of the production work is excellent. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
97% Who Framed Roger Rabbit (1988) "The combination detective noir story, slightly adult humour, crazy toon characters from both Warner & Disney's vaults (a one-off which is unlikely to ever repeat) and overall technical wizardy yielded a film which set a precedent. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
29% The Punisher (2004) "Despite some admittedly strong moments it's certainly nothing special and barely above ordinary. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
97% Lawrence of Arabia (1962) "The performances, the script, the directing, the cinematography, the musical score is all memorable and hasn't aged much, though at 3.5 hours there are some times (especially in the last hour) that the story begins to drag. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
85% A Single Man (2009) "A highly impressive filmmaking debut by former Gucci designer Tom Ford. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
6% Son of the Mask (2005) "Sequels without their original stars are usually sent direct to video. Some deserve better, [but] this isn't one of those. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
95% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) "Not a second of this two-hour flick, which redefined the term 'thriller' and spawned a host of clones, I can find error with. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
89% Spider-Man (2002) "Sam Raimi has gotten the exact mix right to create certainly one of the best superhero films ever made. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
94% Three Kings (1999) "Ithis is a career making movie, then its writer/director David O. Russell who deserves the credit with this very creative effort from the debut filmmaker. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
56% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) "Honestly, I had a decent time. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
78% Sin City (2005) "Sin City is the most accurate adaptation ever done of a comic book. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) "Overall it's a solid superhero movie with some memorable moments. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
25% Blade: Trinity (2004) "The weakest of the trilogy. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
88% Shrek (2001) "A real highlight of the year, certainly the one to beat this summer. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
85% The Sixth Sense (1999) "The performances are solid with an outstanding debut from Haley Joel Osment. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
72% Iron Man 2 (2010) "A problematic yet still quite entertaining sequel " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted May 7, 2010
16% Alexander (2004) "General mistakes all across the board contribute and reinforce each other to bring it down " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted May 1, 2010
76% Kick-Ass (2010) "Big on energy and boasting some fine performances, "Kick Ass" is also too juvenile in its irreverence and too enraptured in its bloodletting " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 13, 2010
28% Clash of the Titans (2010) "A few admirable elements are lost amidst a cacophony of digital set pieces, horrendous scripting, and a grim self-serious tone that's more laborious than engrossing " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 1, 2010
34% The Wolfman (2010) "A barely coherent, often inconsistent film that fails to generate any of the emotions it so desperately wants to evoke " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Feb 13, 2010
56% Edge of Darkness (2010) "Disappointingly neutered in its own right, but considering the talent and material involved it's almost heart breaking " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jan 29, 2010
83% Avatar (2009) "A technical groundbreaker, if not a cinematic one, James Cameron's long-awaited return delivers on its promise to be a fully immersive, rousing spectacle. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Dec 12, 2009
28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) "Considering Lautner's acting improved so much sans shirt, I wonder if there might have been Oscar buzz had he taken off his pants " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Nov 19, 2009
7% Whiteout (2009) "The film's biggest crime is that no obvious effort was made here, everything flows with the rigidity of a check list of genre cliches and safe choices. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 26, 2009
90% District 9 (2009) "An engaging sci-fi parable rooted in both universal themes and a specific setting that often takes you by surprise with both its smarts and intensity " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Aug 13, 2009
35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) "As a cheesy, mindless kid blockbuster it's perfectly mediocre, those already labeling it a highlight of the Summer need to get their heads examined " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Aug 6, 2009
3/10 19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) "Bay's most unrestrained and ridiculous to date. The male teenage cinematic equivalent of snorting cocaine off a hooker's ass. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jun 23, 2009
33% Terminator Salvation (2009) "Falls mighty short against James Cameron's filmmaking proficiency and the sharp blade of fickle fanboy nostalgia " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jun 11, 2009
37% Angels & Demons (2009) "A tighter, more agreeable, decidedly more polished, and wider appealing movie that only occasionally drops into the traps of the last film " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted May 11, 2009
38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) "Falling somewhere between noble failure and modest success, 'Wolverine' is ultimately a generic Summer film actioneer that will quickly be forgotten " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 30, 2009
95% Star Trek (2009) "Reintroduces critical elements the franchise has not seen in years - cultural relevance, suspense, and a fresh sense of wonder " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 13, 2009
28% Fast & Furious (2009) "A film that ultimately feels more like a cobbled together rent-a-car than a sleek Euro-styled crotch magnet " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Mar 31, 2009
34% Knowing (2009) "A few may find revelation in this awkward fusion of 'Left Behind' meets 'Close Encounters', but most will simply find grave disappointment " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Mar 21, 2009
65% Watchmen (2009) "A wildly ambitious, often frustrating, but ultimately successful experiment that will divide audiences. " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Feb 27, 2009
25% Friday the 13th (2009) "This 'Friday' is simply a pointless exercise beyond paying off Michael Bay's seventh mortgage " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Feb 13, 2009
59% The International (2009) "A timely yet cold drama that's exquisitely produced but mechanical and off-base in intent and execution. As for the plot? 'Terrorism, brought to you by Citibank' " ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Feb 11, 2009
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