Jette Kernion

Jette Kernion

Agrees with the Tomatometer 75% of the time.

Publications:
Cinematical
Total Reviews:
123

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
60% El Bulli: Cooking In Progress (2011) " I enjoyed watching the chefs at work, both researching and preparing a meal with dozens of courses... but afterwards I felt oddly unsatisfied and in need of something a little more filling. " — Cinematical
Posted Jun 3, 2011
77% Tiny Furniture (2010) " Writer-director Lena Dunham shows us a young female college grad in such a genuine and personal way that it's far more sympathetic than annoying." — Cinematical
Posted Nov 12, 2010
2/5 37% Nine (2009) " A gorgeous production ... but the story, the songs and the vocal performances don't measure up to the fine trappings of the film." — Cinematical
Posted Dec 28, 2009
3.75/5 63% Extract (2009) " Funnier and more fearless than many other "grown-up" comedies I've seen this year." — Cinematical
Posted Sep 4, 2009
2/5 21% Spread (2009) " More sordid and melodramatic than sweet or sharply comic." — Cinematical
Posted Aug 16, 2009
3.5/5 75% Julie & Julia (2009) " A lighthearted comedy that's very easy to like, with some charming performances." — Cinematical
Posted Aug 7, 2009
2/5 30% The Collector (2009) " Hardcore horror film with a storyline that resembles a particularly nasty Itchy and Scratchy cartoon." — Cinematical
Posted Aug 1, 2009
4/5 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) " A tight suspense film that isn't too scary for kids, with a good dose of humor, Young Love, and charm." — Cinematical
Posted Jul 14, 2009
2.5/5 44% The Proposal (2009) " Yet another formulaic romantic comedy, with little to offer except sparkling performances from Bullock and Reynolds." — Cinematical
Posted Jun 18, 2009
1.5/5 9% My Life in Ruins (2009) " Women (and men, for that matter) deserve better escapist fare than this feeble attempt at romantic comedy." — Cinematical
Posted Jun 5, 2009
4.25/5 98% Up (2009) " If you're old enough to sit quietly through a feature film, go see it." — Cinematical
Posted May 29, 2009
2.75/5 56% The Soloist (2009) " Falls into the easy traps of traditional melodrama." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 24, 2009
2.5/5 55% 17 Again (2009) " Follows the same tired, well-worn path as other comedies in the same genre, but gets a boost from Zac Efron and Leslie Mann." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 17, 2009
2.5/5 25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) " Never as good as the movies it tries to imitate." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 14, 2009
4/5 90% Coraline (2009) " Gorgeously fantastic, in all senses of the word." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 6, 2009
2/5 31% The Uninvited (2009) " The ending annoyed me so much that it nearly erased my memory of anything worthwhile earlier in the film." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 1, 2009
1.5/5 45% Hotel for Dogs (2009) " Grownup audience members may fidget more than their kids." — Cinematical
Posted Jan 17, 2009
1/5 25% Bedtime Stories (2008) " About as delightful as peeking into your Christmas stocking and finding it empty except for a few lint-covered peppermints." — Cinematical
Posted Dec 25, 2008
3.25/5 61% The Reader (2008) " More of a coming-of-age film than historical drama, with strong performances from Winslet and Kross." — Cinematical
Posted Dec 13, 2008
3/5 88% Bolt (2008) " Not much here for grownups to enjoy ... apart from watching the kids get a kick out of the film. (And the pigeons.)" — Cinematical
Posted Nov 21, 2008
3.25/5 39% My Name Is Bruce (2007) " A bundle of cheesy B-movie fun, with Bruce Campbell at his lovably jerky best." — Cinematical
Posted Nov 3, 2008
2/5 65% High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) " The generic-sounding pop numbers made me nostalgic for "Rock 'n' Roll High School" and The Ramones." — Cinematical
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3.25/5 61% The Express (2008) " Exciting football games to watch, a lead character we can root for ... I wish it were about 20 minutes shorter, though." — Cinematical
Posted Oct 11, 2008
3.25/5 53% City of Ember (2008) " A simple and lovely tale, perfect for a family outing." — Cinematical
Posted Oct 10, 2008
3.25/5 64% The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008) " Simply a sweet and satisfying time in the company of characters we like and understand." — Cinematical
Posted Aug 6, 2008
1/5 13% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) " Regardless of whether you've watched the other films, the third Mummy entry is a headache-inducing mess." — Cinematical
Posted Aug 1, 2008
3/5 54% Mamma Mia! (2008) " So infectiously bubbly overall that it's difficult to carp about voice talent and uneven pacing." — Cinematical
Posted Jul 17, 2008
4/5 87% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) " Imagine one of the Star Trek crews transported to Tolkien's Middle Earth, or Buffy and her Scooby gang whisked away into the heart of Narnia." — Cinematical
Posted Jul 10, 2008
3.25/5 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) " After a summer of films crashing the two-hour barrier, I could give Kung Fu Panda (88 minutes!) a big old bear hug." — Cinematical
Posted Jun 5, 2008
2/5 50% Sex and the City (2008) " If you don't love to watch fashion shows and Vogue photoshoots and designer wedding planning, "Sex and the City" and its consumer-driven fantasy world may elicit little more than yawns." — Cinematical
Posted May 29, 2008
3/5 67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) " Entertaining, but doesn't have the depth and daring of the best fantasy movies." — Cinematical
Posted May 16, 2008
4/5 84% Medicine for Melancholy (2008) " Deeper, more thoughtful, and more satisfying than many low-budget first features." — Cinematical
Posted May 5, 2008
1.5/5 14% Made of Honor (2008) " Rarely rises above the hilarity level of Oh, How Cute." — Cinematical
Posted May 2, 2008
3.5/5 —— Woodpecker (2008) " After 10 minutes, you're going to be questioning and second-guessing. That's part of the ass-backwards, off-kilter enjoyment of the film." — Cinematical
Posted May 1, 2008
3.5/5 —— 'Bama Girl (2006) " An entertaining look at university Homecoming politics with special appeal for women raised in the South." — Cinematical
Posted May 1, 2008
2/5 64% I Could Never Be Your Woman (2007) " Very nearly an entertaining, lightweight comedy, except for one flaw: its message is about as subtle as those in a Disney sports movie." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 17, 2008
3.5/5 62% Diary of the Dead (2007) " The combination of horror, humor, and mockumentary works well in this movie." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 17, 2008
2/5 56% Charlie Bartlett (2007) " Juno's dorkier, needier cousin, the one who's watched Ferris Bueller's Day Off too many times." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 17, 2008
3.25/5 100% The Order of Myths (2008) " Provides a good feel for the fun and exciting parts of Mobile's Mardi Gras as well as the undercurrent of "traditional" racial segregation that still exists today." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 17, 2008
3.75/5 96% Dreams With Sharp Teeth (2008) " Like dinner with Harlan Ellison: if you already know him, a chance to get to know him better, and if you don't, an evening with an unusual and interesting personality." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 17, 2008
3/5 —— Nerdcore Rising (2008) " None of this is especially new, but the band members are funny enough to keep you interested, especially if you like group Wookie imitations." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 17, 2008
3.25/5 100% Crawford (2008) " Focuses not on stereotypes but on human beings, who are a lot more complicated than red-and-blue, and the way political strategies touch their lives." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 17, 2008
2.5/5 77% Body of War (2008) " Half an excellent and touching profile of a young veteran, but unfortunately, half a strident anti-war propaganda film." — Cinematical
Posted Apr 17, 2008
2/5 15% Over Her Dead Body (2008) " Fitfully amusing, but disappoints when you fork out money in a theater to enjoy the delights of the lead actors." — Cinematical
Posted Feb 1, 2008
3.5/5 86% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) " Very charming in its dark and twisted way, although not without some flaws and odd choices." — Cinematical
Posted Dec 21, 2007
2/5 37% Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007) " Aggressively whimsical -- everyone is trying way too hard to be in-your-face quirky." — Cinematical
Posted Nov 16, 2007
2/5 33% Martian Child (2007) " Not too dull to sit through without some enjoyment, but forgettable within 24 hours of watching the movie." — Cinematical
Posted Nov 2, 2007
3.5/5 36% Southland Tales (2007) " Swings from dark comedy to political message film to science fiction, with occasional dips into noir, religion and even a musical number featuring Justin Timberlake." — Cinematical
Posted Sep 24, 2007
1.5/5 50% Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007) " You can only put up with so much shameless mugging." — Cinematical
Posted Sep 7, 2007
3/5 67% Shoot 'Em Up (2007) " The smartest stupid movie I've seen this year." — Cinematical
Posted Sep 7, 2007
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