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Karina Montgomery

Karina Montgomery
""People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did,but people will never forget how you made them feel." This sums up how I feel about movies; you see enough of them, the details blur away, and all you are left with is whether you enjoyed yourself or not."

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
0/5 10% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Jan 22, 2013
78% Tadpole (2002) rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Nov 18, 2011
2/5 43% The Green Hornet (2011) " Seeing this movie in 3-D adds nothing to the experience. The most in-your-face thing about the movie is the crippling insecurity of all the main players, which rendered it painfully difficult to care about them. Waltz is delightful. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 18, 2011
3/5 49% No Strings Attached (2011) " All Adam and Emma are doing is pretending to not be emotionally vulnerable and living out our fantasies without suffering any of the consequences. I call BS. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Mar 18, 2011
4/5 43% The Extra Man (2010) " Harrison's life is a quest only for pleasure, and Kline and Dano definitely provide it, even if their arc is short and shallow. See it for Kevin. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2010
2/5 No Score Yet I Do & I Don't (2010) " Two couples awkwardly interact, and end up achieving nothing. The beginning tells us whether they successfully completed the task; the end of the movie tries to force the title to work. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2010
4/5 51% The Switch (2010) " I would describe this movie first as sweet, then as funny - though the funny is definitely present, either dry and sly, or big and farcical. It's definitely a movie worth checking out. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2010
4/5 73% Piranha 3-D (2010) " Neither gore enthusiasts nor boobie fans will be disappointed. Piranha 3D knows what it is and embraces it, from stupid disobedience to kids in peril to sexy exploitative silliness, with a remarkable level of humor and competence. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2010
5/5 96% The Social Network (2010) " Give it a shot. Unlike Facebook itself, The Social Network has no real flaws. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Oct 1, 2010
4/5 93% The Kids Are All Right (2010) " Could easily have been of a straight, infertile marriage thrown off balance by their biological donor, but then we would have been deprived of the singular pleasure of getting to watch Bening and Moore play such a wonderful married couple. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 3, 2010
2.5/5 42% Dinner for Schmucks (2010) " Clearly took one funny movie about Tim's relationships and succumbed to the Hollywood pandergeist "we're making a movie with Dinner in the title, there is gonna be a damn dinner!" But Carell makes it very sweet. " ‐ rec.arts.movies.reviews
Posted Aug 2, 2010
3/5 81% Despicable Me (2010) " Supervillains exploiting orphan girls is funny! At the inevitable melting of Gru's stony heart, the film turns into something else entirely. That which it turns into is sloppy and a little unsatisfying, but it is still irresistibly sweet, thanks to this " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Jul 18, 2010
4.5/5 86% Inception (2010) " There are plenty of reasons to like Inception, whether you found it obvious or impenetrable. You'll wish you could dream as lucidly as this, but be grateful here you have Nolan as your tour guide. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Jul 16, 2010
5/5 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) " Both a paean and a monument to creativity and the love of things that bring us joy. Please reward the studio for giving us the best. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Jun 18, 2010
3/5 36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) " Lovely to look at and mildly funny but tries with sweaty desperation to be the next Pirates of the Caribbean. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Jun 11, 2010
3.5/5 73% Get Him to the Greek (2010) " A key indicator as to whether or not you will be at all interested in this movie is whether or not you liked Russell Brand playing this character in Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Otherwise it's close to great, with weird pacing. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Jun 4, 2010
4.5/5 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) " Knowledge is power in this film, and I always love a good pro-intellect story; even better, this is a pro-animal, pro-empathy story, as well. Deep love of Toothless the dragon as well. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Jun 4, 2010
2.5/5 67% Date Night (2010) " What should be hilarious only ends up sort of amusing. Is it bad to only be amused? Not as such,but considering how hard they are clearly working to overcome the execution... " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Jun 4, 2010
4.5/5 76% Kick-Ass (2010) " I expected some comedy, some teen angst, some great stunts, and I got them, oh yes. I did not expect mob bosses, crazed double crosses, intense and squibbulous violence, a classic revenge plot, and a pretty decent little love story.If this is even close t " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Apr 16, 2010
3/5 63% Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) " Sure, the premise hobbles our heroes a tad, but Hot Tub Time Machine is a cute and silly romp through dudesville worthy of an evening with friends and goodies. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Apr 14, 2010
5/5 91% The Secret of Kells (2010) " Both glorious to behold and a wonderful tale of the medieval struggle between Christianity and Celtic animism. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Apr 14, 2010
2.5/5 22% Repo Men (2010) " Sure, there are plenty of plot holes, but we didn't come to the movies for artiforg tort reform. We came for squibbulous close-quarters knife fights. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Mar 24, 2010
4.5/5 53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) " Sends all the right messages to the youth audience it targets and also keeps the grownups entertained with that forgotten, pre-ironic innocent comedy that fades as we each discover sex. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Mar 24, 2010
4/5 53% Green Zone (2010) " The pacing was strong, the casting was perfect, and the Message made for an interesting premise. Green Zone is probably not for everyone, but it is a solid piece of entertainment. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Mar 20, 2010
4.5/5 71% The Last Station (2010) " The Last Station is indeed well done, very moving, and informative, but it left me a little cold at the end. Perhaps I just felt frustrated at how little the world changes even when people with good ideas come along. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Mar 20, 2010
3/5 66% Youth in Revolt (2010) " When Francois Dillinger is on screen, the movie comes alive...the rest of the time it's that post-Napoleon Dynamite sort of plodding study of eccentricity. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Mar 20, 2010
3/5 67% Daybreakers (2010) " Takes an idea that also happens to be a MESSAGE, in a genre that has been sucked dry, and still make something watchable. It's not the most brilliant vampire movie ever made, but it's the best one of 2010. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Mar 20, 2010
4/5 82% Panique au village (A Town Called Panic) (2009) " Charming low-tech absurdism, free of irony and full of escalating stakes, situations, hilarity, and charm. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Mar 20, 2010
4/5 37% Nine (2009) " Marshall has always been marvelous at painting with bodies and light, and this film benefits from that touch immensely because of the abstraction of most of the songs.It may not make you a fan of the show, but it should make you a fan of Rob Marshall and " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4.5/5 76% The Young Victoria (2009) " Whether in her chemise or her coronation robes, Blunt exudes a vitality that will not be suppressed. She is wonderful as Victoria and alone reason enough to see the film. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4/5 94% The Cove (2009) " No Hollywood film, fiction or non-, can ever prepare you for the reality of what goes on in that cove. Please don't show this film to young children. Devastating and excellent. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4/5 98% Anvil! The Story of Anvil (2009) " The journey of Anvil in the film is one suffused with love and passion...they are the poster-band for passion, and their story is worth checking out. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4/5 64% The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (2009) " Most of the film is artsy rather than effectsy, and actually it tends to drag a bit whenever the big deal effects become the meat rather than the spice of the scene.Abandoning oneself to the film is the best way to enjoy it. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
3/5 76% Invictus (2009) " Terrific acting but the film at large suffers from pacing problems, perhaps deciding midstream what it wanted to be about. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4/5 90% The Messenger (2009) " This is the kind of film people might skip due to the preponderance of war movies out there, or forget in the wake of flashier end-of-the-year output, but The Messenger is one to watch for great performances. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4/5 91% Crazy Heart (2009) " Watching alcoholics stumble through their lives is sometimes a little boring, though Jeff Bridges is a warm and detailed enough actor to keep us interested and full of hope for him. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
5/5 85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) " Wonderful classic story, flawless hand-drawn animation, fun and appropriately arranged music, it's all there. To every parent of a young girl who has sworn fealty to the galaxy of Disney princesses, this movie turns that nonsense on its head. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
3/5 75% Julie & Julia (2009) " The human cornucopia that is Streep is carrying the energy and feel-goodness of this movie. Adams is providing her natural comic timing and sweetness to make Powell as human as possible, and she succeeds more than I would have thought possible, though Ju " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4.5/5 91% Up in the Air (2009) " This movie has great things to say about the vitality of human connection and how to be a better traveler through life, but it mercifully does it with no Message and a somehow satisfying lack of resolution. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4.5/5 57% It's Complicated (2009) " For all the complicatedness of the emotions Streep and Baldwin navigate, it's still a smooth ride to huge grins and hearty guffaws, with excellent performances. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
2/5 56% 9 (2009) " I think if I were not diligently taking notes for this very review I might have folded laundry or something to pass the time... It's a beautiful movie to look at and a clumsy story with a weird ending. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4.5/5 70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) " Sherlock Holmes is a solid, enjoyable film with a fun score, a great use of sound and environment, and a trio of confederates you will want to know more of. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
2/5 32% The Lovely Bones (2009) " The Lovely Bones is definitely worth watching with your book group to discuss with the novel, and to enjoy Tucci's performance and the delicate membrane between life and afterlife, but HBO will suffice for your investment in it. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
2.5/5 83% Bright Star (2009) " The film appears to be flirting with the idea of superficiality and romance and wit and depth of character but never really explores any tack at length, except the agonies of their love. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4/5 94% In the Loop (2009) " The low-key giggles and dry throwaway wit belie the manic one-up-manship and saber-rattling. Keep your ears on though %u2013 the speech outstrips the scene tempos handily...reward the studios for a political comedy without any politics. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 29, 2009
3/5 92% Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) " Despite looking like a children's movie, I don't think kids would like it very much...softens Anderson's fetish for randomness and forces him to stay on track...his kooky brand of humor just works better as a cartoon " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 20, 2009
3.5/5 66% The Blind Side (2009) " Overall a sweet tale of a kid being given a chance when he seemed all but lost, and the performances of Bullock and Aaron. It's worth a look. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 20, 2009
5/5 83% Avatar (2009) " The Na'vi consider seeing, in the sense of grok or ken, to be fundamental in tribal life and in navigating Pandora. If you allow yourself to see Avatar as it was meant, you will love it as I did. I can't wait to go there again. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 19, 2009
5/5 91% Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire (2009) " Sophomore director Lee Daniels doesn't shy away from moments where our protagonists falter or our antagonists show a good side. Sidibe and Mo'Nique are simply amazing. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 18, 2009
4.5/5 94% An Education (2009) " It was hard to watch Jenny fall so easily to chaotic neutral David, but it was deliriously romantic as well. He wears down our resistance and we fall for him too. " ‐ Cinerina
Posted Dec 18, 2009
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