M. K. Terrell

M. K. Terrell

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Biography:
One of Christian Science Monitor's panel contributor.
Publications:
Christian Science Monitor
Total Reviews:
106

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
1.5/4 9% Marci X (2003) " The film sheds weak satirical light on the issues of freedom of speech, media responsibility, and oppression of minorities. It's anybody's guess who the target audience could be." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jul 29, 2014
1/4 8% My Boss's Daughter (2003) " The real disaster is the slapstick-ridden script, which a great supporting cast is powerless to salvage." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jul 22, 2014
8% Almost Heroes (1998) " You just wish it were half as funny as it tries to be." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jul 15, 2014
1.5/4 10% From Justin To Kelly (2003) " Fans may enjoy their Idol songs and parents may appreciate its wholesomeness, but there's little else to recommend in this throwback to the '60s Beach Blanket movies." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jul 9, 2014
2/4 23% Bad Boys II (2003) " Clever ideas and hilarious moments drown in a flood of violence and profanity." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jun 6, 2014
40% Can't Hardly Wait (1998) " This formula teen flick has engaging performances and a few laughs." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 19, 2014
3.5/4 94% Dark Days (2000) " As we come to know the residents, we find their lives, and yearning for home and safety, as tragic, funny, and involving as anything in a scripted movie." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 3, 2014
2.5/4 51% Cherish (2002) " A witty little thriller emerges as Zoe, under house arrest, resourcefully stretches her electronic anklet's restrictions." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Feb 13, 2014
2.5/4 1% The Master of Disguise (2002) " It is not as funny as it could be, and none of it makes sense, especially Pistachio's ability to mimic any dialect but standard US English. But his versatility is astonishing." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted May 29, 2013
1.5/4 5% The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) " With colossal sets, a remarkable cast, and hundreds of extras, this sci-fi comedy-adventure spoof of '30s movies should be funny and adventuresome, but it falls flat." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted May 23, 2013
3% Deal (2008) " A raft of pros appear as themselves, but this story will likely seem less exciting than an actual competition." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Apr 25, 2008
B- 51% Nim's Island (2008) " Audiences may find early scenes of father-daughter family life more engaging than the adventures that ensue, but this is a fairly successful attempt at a preteen-friendly entertainment." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Apr 4, 2008
C- 37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) " Torture, depravity, kidnap, massacre, and gore abound. You've been warned." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 25, 2008
B- 65% How She Move (2008) " The plot is serviceable enough, but it's really just an excuse to showcase some remarkably original choreography and athletic dancing." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 25, 2008
B 16% Untraceable (2008) " This well-made thriller's ending almost makes up for what goes before." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 25, 2008
D 12% Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2) (2007) " The film's production values are good, but the goings-on are laughable, if not downright boring." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 10, 2008
B 74% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007) " An intelligent and family-friendly variation on the boy and his dog story in which the 'dog' is a cuddly little creature that turns into the Loch Ness monster." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 10, 2008
C 51% 30 Days of Night (2007) " Here's a story set in a place where people are almost as impervious to cold as vampires, and roads remain plowed even after a blizzard." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Oct 18, 2007
B 64% Things We Lost in the Fire (2007) " If the film tends toward didacticism at times, it's a welcome advertisement for compassion." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Oct 18, 2007
B 94% Gone Baby Gone (2007) " This is a worthy and exciting directorial debut from Ben Affleck." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Oct 18, 2007
D 22% Resident Evil: Extinction (2007) " A mad scientist (Iain Glen), hired to domesticate the zombies with serum he derives from the blood of Alice or her clones, is actually breeding superzombies to no discernible purpose other than adding gore and mayhem." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Sep 27, 2007
C 23% Balls of Fury (2007) " It's an alternately hilarious and lame movie, but fairly inoffensive if one overlooks some breaches of political correctness and heavy reliance on shots to the groin." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Aug 30, 2007
D 88% Superbad (2007) " A lot of wit and inventiveness went into this production -- too bad it couldn't have been used constructively." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Aug 16, 2007
C- 1% Daddy Day Camp (2007) " This kinder and gentler sequel features the main characters from Daddy Day Care but with a different cast." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Aug 9, 2007
C- 9% Bratz: The Movie (2007) " This film plays like an overproduced music video, swamping message and talent alike." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Aug 9, 2007
D+ 40% Hot Rod (2007) " Samberg's fans may enjoy this comedy, but this outsider found it rather limp." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Aug 2, 2007
B+ 64% Vitus (2007) " A touching and inspirational fantasy, buoyed by splendid music and considerable humor." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jul 19, 2007
C+ 78% 1408 (2007) " More thriller than horror flick, this could even be viewed as a really dark comedy." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jul 5, 2007
B- 71% Fido (2007) " This spoof of 1950s attitudes is also a witty commentary on 21st-century issues such as homeland security and illegal immigration." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jul 5, 2007
B+ 60% Gracie (2007) " This labor of love from the Shue siblings is a better than average sports movie. More than that, it's about a family pulling together to help one member achieve her dream." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jun 7, 2007
B 49% The Flying Scotsman (2006) " This modest mix of inspiration, humor, and near tragedy manages to be suspenseful, even though we pretty much know the outcome." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted May 3, 2007
C+ 56% Civic Duty (2006) " The film's anti-Islamic tone, intended to show Terry's frame of mind, detracts from whatever helpful message the filmmakers may have hoped to impart." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted May 3, 2007
F 48% Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theatres (2007) " Crudely animated, tasteless, and totally pointless, which I'm sure the filmmakers would say is the point." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Apr 12, 2007
C+ 8% Are We Done Yet? (2007) " It's not as funny as it could be, but it's laudable that Ice Cube is making family-friendly movies." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Apr 5, 2007
B 66% Meet the Robinsons (2007) " This 3-D digital adventure cribs from several other films, but its pace, wittiness, and technical brilliance may help you forget all that." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 29, 2007
B- 48% Shooter (2007) " It's best to hold your disbelief in abeyance and just go along for the thrill ride." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 22, 2007
B 64% Reign Over Me (2007) " This sometimes touching drama has its funny moments, but it's a rare opportunity to see Sandler in a serious role." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 22, 2007
C+ 34% TMNT (2007) " The unexpectedly rich art direction gives the violence more impact than was ever possible in the TV series." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 22, 2007
C- 19% I Think I Love My Wife (2007) " It's good to see Rock in a semiserious role for once, but this glossy comedy of temptation overcome lacks any raison d'ĂȘtre. Profanity and obviousness are no substitute for the wit and subtle insights of the original film." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 15, 2007
C- 6% Full of It (2007) " This throwaway teen fantasy has its moments but it appears as if the dog ate the script." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Mar 1, 2007
B- 84% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) " Extraordinarily close to the book by Katherine Paterson in many ways, the film may even surpass it by showing how a shocking instance of grief can draw a family together." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Feb 15, 2007
D 9% Norbit (2007) " Murphy does well juggling three roles, but the movie (from a story co-written with his brother Charles) isn't worthy of his talents." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Feb 8, 2007
C- 29% Smokin' Aces (2007) " This dark action comedy is plenty dark and full of action. As for comedy, it depends on how much audiences will laugh at mayhem, drug abuse, and the waste of a great cast." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 25, 2007
B- 21% Catch and Release (2007) " Viewers may find its mix of pathos and humor loose and lumpy, but then isn't that how life is?" — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 25, 2007
D+ 21% Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) (2007) " This mix of computer animation and live action promises much but never really comes together. Haphazard voice dubbing and lack of originality don't help." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 11, 2007
C+ 26% Stomp the Yard (2007) " Groan-inducing plot twists and unnecessarily jazzed-up editing aside, this movie will serve as a rousing primer for a previously little known art form that's going mainstream at schools and even churches across the country." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 11, 2007
B- 55% Alpha Dog (2007) " Director Cassevetes has a bit more than he can handle with this complex telling of a real-life tragedy, but he elicits believable performances from the young cast, with Justin Timberlake especially impressive as Johnny's tough-guy-with-a-heart lieutenant." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 11, 2007
C 4% Code Name: The Cleaner (2007) " If you try to follow the plot, you'll be as confused as Jake is." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 4, 2007
C+ 4% Happily N'ever After (2006) " The rich detail we've come to expect in computer animation is largely absent, suggesting that the filmmakers intended a direct-to-video release for this cleverly written parody." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Jan 4, 2007
C 16% Eragon (2006) " Considering that Christopher Paolini started writing his Eragon novels at age 15 and his protagonist is 17, the adolescent tone is appropriate, but the film shouldn't look as if teenagers made it." — Christian Science Monitor
Posted Dec 21, 2006
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