Gina Carbone

""You want to be worshipped? Go to India and moo." (Quiz Show) "It doesn't matter why they're dressed as a tiger, have they got my leg?" (Monty Python's The Meaning of Life) "How embarrassing: A house full of condiments and no food." (Fight Club)"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 82% of the time.

Biography:
Summa cum laude graduate of Northeastern University in Boston with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications/Cinema Studies. Third child in a family of Monty Python-loving, Star Wars-silly, Pulp Fiction happy Italian/Irish/Germans.
Favorites:
Dead Poets Society, Seven, The Bicycle Thief, The Fisher King, Shakespeare in Love, Better Off Dead, Monty Python's Life of Brian, Pulp Fiction, Reservoir Dogs,Fight Club,Waiting for Guffman, Star Wars trilogy, Indiana Jones trilogy, The Big Lebowski, Fargo, The Sweet Hereafter, Chinatown, The Seventh Seal, Wild Strawberries, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Ref, Memento, Amelie, Ordinary People,Grand Hotel, Dog Day Afternoon, The Usual Suspects, Rushmore
Publications:
Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Total Reviews:
217
Location:
Portsmouth, N.H.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3.5/4 96% The Social Network (2010) " Cool, fast, smart and sleek. It's also a surprisingly deep and almost painful reminder of the importance of a real social network - as opposed to, say, Facebook." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Oct 3, 2010
1/4 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) " Too much Jersey Shore, not enough piranhas." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Aug 20, 2010
3/4 79% The Other Guys (2010) " This peacock really flies, but what's with the credits?" — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Aug 6, 2010
3.5/4 86% Inception (2010) " It's bold. It's exciting. It makes you think. It engages. It impresses. It frustrates. And it does it all a helluva lot better than Shutter Island." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jul 18, 2010
3.5/4 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) " Is it breaking new ground, the way Pixar does? No, it's not quite that ambitious. It just wants to entertain for 98 minutes. I was wowed. That's what I was hoping for and that's what I got." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Apr 1, 2010
2/4 13% The Bounty Hunter (2010) " It's a little sad that in 2010 we still have dated films like this, but some movies are just 'critic proof' comfort food. You know exactly what you are going to get and that's what you pay for." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Mar 25, 2010
2.25/4 51% Alice in Wonderland (2010) " Tim Burton is the kind of director who probably does come up with six impossible things before breakfast. So it was a surprise to see him produce a film so lacking in joy, innovation and curiosity." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Mar 18, 2010
2.5/4 71% The Crazies (2010) " Tense. Gross. Gory. Nice shots of Iowa. Nice shots of Joe Anderson as my new favorite Brit-who-roughs-it-up-playing-American. But is it something you're likely to remember 10 minutes after it ends? Nah." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Mar 4, 2010
2.75/4 69% Shutter Island (2010) " I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. But the more I think about it, the more I want to see it again ... if only to dissect it more." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Feb 25, 2010
3/4 94% The Cove (2009) " I don't think I can go to marine parks anymore." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2.25/4 20% Legion (2010) " It's Terminator plus Dogma times Supernatural as set in a Stephen King novel reinterpreted by someone without a sense of humor or knack for dialogue operating on a low budget. But God help me, I liked it!" — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jan 28, 2010
3.25/4 91% Crazy Heart (2009) " I wanted to walk out bowled over by Jeff Bridges and his 'performance of a lifetime,' but I was fixated on the Colin Farrell factor." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jan 21, 2010
3/4 67% Daybreakers (2010) " Now this is a vampire movie." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jan 14, 2010
2.75/4 90% The Messenger (2009) " Well acted, bare-bones look at homefront horror, but it's not quite in the same war league as The Hurt Locker." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jan 7, 2010
2.5/4 37% Nine (2009) " In the canon of modern musicals, Nine belongs miles beneath Moulin Rouge, and even Evita and bright, whimsical Mamma Mia." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Dec 31, 2009
2.5/4 83% Avatar (2009) " Breaks technological ground with stunning visuals, but disappoints on story and characters - which still do matter." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Dec 24, 2009
3/4 76% Invictus (2009) " Obama could use a Rugby World Cup. Something to unite his disaffected nation." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Dec 13, 2009
3/4 63% Brothers (2009) " In the large canon of war films, Brothers falls somewhere in the upper middle of the pack, but it's not bold or original enough to make a lasting name for itself." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Dec 6, 2009
3/4 75% The Road (2009) " It's a beautiful, harrowing story and a good film. I'm just worried it's not good enough considering its potential." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Dec 3, 2009
3.25/4 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) " Fantastic Mr. Fox is (waves hands around face) different. In a good way. In a great way, actually." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Nov 30, 2009
3/4 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) " And here I thought 2012 was unrelenting and A Serious Man was about the trials of Job. Huh." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Nov 29, 2009
2/4 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) " If they spent more time on the scripts, coaching the actors and finding less distracting hair and makeup, they might earn what they have but don't deserve: the fans' unconditional love." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Nov 21, 2009
2.75/4 39% 2012 (2009) " The Ron Jeremy of disaster porn." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Nov 13, 2009
2.5/4 51% The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) " If I could make a mix tape of scenes from this film I'd watch them repeatedly. But as a whole, it was a missed opportunity. And the ending . . . even Obi-Wan would roll his eyes. Definitely not the droids I was looking for." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Nov 7, 2009
2/4 23% The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) " Let's just say it doesn't make me feel like Riverdancing." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Oct 31, 2009
2/4 20% Amelia (2009) " The key to selling a story is making people believe it's real. That's the trouble with Amelia -- I didn't buy a minute of it." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Oct 24, 2009
3.25/4 72% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) " Where the Wild Things Are is the least fantastical fantasy and the most raw, honest, personal and magical film about childhood angst since ... ever?" — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Oct 20, 2009
2.5/4 83% Paranormal Activity (2009) " Sorry. The emperor is naked. It was just an OK indie horror film with more shaky camerawork. Is this really the highest standard we can set?" — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Oct 10, 2009
2.25/4 75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) " Michael Moore preaches to the converted in his least insightful op-ed to date." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Oct 3, 2009
3/4 79% The Informant! (2009) " The Insider plus The Office plus Fargo plus the forced zaniness of Juno." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Sep 25, 2009
2/4 7% Whiteout (2009) " What a stiff." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Sep 12, 2009
2.5/4 63% Extract (2009) " Where's the flair, Dinkus?" — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Sep 6, 2009
3/4 88% Inglourious Basterds (2009) " Quentin Tarantino has become the third Coen brother." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Aug 22, 2009
3/4 90% District 9 (2009) " This is the movie Transformers should've been." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Aug 15, 2009
2/4 35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) " Worst 'blockbuster' of the summer." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Aug 8, 2009
3/4 68% Funny People (2009) " Sandler and Apatow hitting the heavy drama button is like Darth Vader and Voldemort joining forces to throw a tea party. But a good one!" — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Aug 1, 2009
2.5/4 55% Orphan (2009) " It's ... uh ... creepy in that other way." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jul 25, 2009
3/4 67% Away We Go (2009) " Narrowly manages to avoid the insufferably twee hipster cutesiness of, say, Juno, or any other works of Satan." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jul 20, 2009
3/4 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) " Like the Prince himself, David Yates crosses out portions of J.K. Rowling's text in favor of his own ideas. This produces the best magic to date, until it goes wrong..." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jul 15, 2009
3.75/4 97% The Hurt Locker (2009) " First female best director Oscar right here." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jul 13, 2009
2.8/4 68% Brüno (2009) " Ich laughed, Ich cringed, Ich pitied Paula Abdul." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jul 10, 2009
2.5/4 68% Public Enemies (2009) " Never mind crime, I'm declaring the nation's first war on hand-held cameras." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jul 3, 2009
2.25/4 19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) " The first movie of 2009 to fail my clock test." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jun 26, 2009
2/4 14% Year One (2009) " Blessed are the cheesemakers? Not this time." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jun 21, 2009
3/4 79% The Hangover (2009) " It's just funny - pretty much from start to finish, or at least whenever Zach Galifianakis' 'Fat Jesus' is on screen." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted Jun 5, 2009
3.25/4 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) " Sam Raimi had me at the ticked-off talking goat, but he gave me so much more." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted May 31, 2009
3.5/4 98% Up (2009) " Best since Finding Nemo." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted May 30, 2009
2.75/4 33% Terminator Salvation (2009) " An entertaining action film that increases in value the less you actually think about it, with a star-making who-the-heck-is-THAT? performance from Sam Worthington." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted May 23, 2009
2.5/4 37% Angels & Demons (2009) " The Da Vinci Code, while not a great movie by a stretch, was better and actually offered some interesting characters." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted May 15, 2009
3.5/4 95% Star Trek (2009) " Sacrilege alert! It may even be better than The Dark Knight." — Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)
Posted May 8, 2009
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