Mark Palermo

Mark Palermo

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Total Reviews:
1294
Total QuickRatings:
524

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
63% Brothers (2009) " Brothers is rooted in character-interplay, which Sheridan observes empathetically and from the ground level." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Dec 7, 2009
39% 2012 (2009) " 2012 rarely convincingly places its stars in the midst of destruction." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 16, 2009
66% The Blind Side (2009) " Its m.o. isn't understanding or identification, just white self-congratulation." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 16, 2009
54% Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) " The 3-D motion-capture version runs through the motions, except for one detail: It's visually beautiful." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 9, 2009
45% The Box (2009) " Not without interest, The Box opens to a collection of scenes that work and scenes that don't." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 9, 2009
19% The Fourth Kind (2009) " "What you decide is up to you," Jovovich permits us at the end, reducing cinema to an Unsolved Mysteries episode." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 9, 2009
89% Inglourious Basterds (2009) " It's great in parts." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
92% Ponyo (2009) " Ponyo observes the everyday, magically and truthfully." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
81% Bandslam (2009) " What keeps Bandslam afloat is the way its sweet moments find weird ways of stepping into convention." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
20% H2: Halloween II (2009) " By not reaching for empowerment, Halloween II diminishes the horror genre. Nearly every victim is a terrible person." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
29% The Final Destination (2009) " Selling bland fatalism to kids, it's the work of crooks." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
22% Sorority Row (2009) " They're not just college girls. They're B******!" — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
79% The Informant! (2009) " Soderbergh pokes fun at the self-importance of corporate thrillers." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) " Insisting on simplifications -- poor equals virtuous, rich equals corrupt -- Moore invites distrust to all but the converted." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
25% Fame (2009) " The fragmented narrative of high school kids pursuing their dreams (job security) has just barely more feel and understanding of what it's like to be young than 17 Again ." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
90% Zombieland (2009) " Harrelson and co-star Emma Stone do a good job of embodying comedically hardened B-movie action heroes." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
89% A Serious Man (2009) " Larry's spiritual crisis doesn't attain its demanded empathy, leaving A Serious Man as a lesser work by great artists." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
21% Next Day Air (2009) " Nearly every scene is a play on the perception that the accumulation of wealth will bring social validation and self-worth." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) " It's Jackson's history of visual iconography that This Is It should aspire to more often." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Nov 4, 2009
94% Milk (2008) " As a true story, it makes great drama - preferable if you don't already know the history." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Dec 8, 2008
27% Punisher: War Zone (2008) " If you're on the wavelength that can laugh with this stuff instead of laugh at it, Punisher: War Zone is about as fun as commercial cinema gets this season." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Dec 8, 2008
52% Nothing Like the Holidays (2008) " Almost every Christmas there's a different version of this movie. Whether a given entry works depends on its character-interplay, and that makes Nothing Like the Holidays pretty good." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Dec 8, 2008
35% Pride and Glory (2008) " Hokum." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Oct 28, 2008
16% Max Payne (2008) " Take in the pleasure, because Max Payne is the most beautiful video game adaptation yet." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Oct 28, 2008
65% High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) " Sure, High School Musical 3 is better than Chicago and Dreamgirls, but it must be accepted that this is a pop phenomenon more than it is a movie." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Oct 28, 2008
12% Saw V (2008) " The Saw movies have a convoluted storyline for the same reason Playboy has articles. It gives the consumer an easy excuse." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Oct 28, 2008
65% Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) " It doesn't hit the emotion of communities formed through grade-Z film art in Cecil B. Demented, Ed Wood, Bowfinger and Be Kind Rewind." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Oct 28, 2008
70% Definitely, Maybe (2008) " Yes, you can polish a turd." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Feb 19, 2008
16% Jumper (2008) " It's a concept without a story." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Feb 19, 2008
56% Charlie Bartlett (2007) " Charlie Bartlett is a teen movie that only wants approval from adults." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Feb 19, 2008
78% The Great Debaters (2007) " The Great Debaters handles conventions well, making an important piece of history affecting and resonant." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jan 21, 2008
44% redacted (2007) " Calling the movie anti-soldier misses the despair with which DePalma views the troops' situation." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jan 21, 2008
77% Cloverfield (2008) " Besides disinterest, the only emotion it incites is the emotion of wanting to throw up." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jan 21, 2008
22% Mad Money (2008) " Though Mad Money isn't despicable like Because I Said So, it's not recognizably human either." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jan 15, 2008
77% I'm Not There (2007) " I'm Not There becomes another boomer ode to the cultural supremacy of the sixties." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jan 15, 2008
13% First Sunday (2008) " Combining the hijinks of the Friday series with the spiritual bent of Tyler Perry's work seems like an obvious move. For producer/star Ice Cube, it's also a dishonest one." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jan 15, 2008
4% In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2006) " Boll is in fact fascinating - largely because his movies assume their audiences exist in an alternate dimension of human experience." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jan 15, 2008
72% Inland Empire (2006) " Inland Empire is about the effects of movies themselves - the way they change us, inform our goals, and impact our self-image." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Sep 4, 2007
88% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) " 3:10 to Yuma's sanitized view is flatly middlebrow - even the line readings are delivered to make convenient actor showcase clips on award shows." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Sep 3, 2007
25% Halloween (2007) " Once it steps into a remake of the Carpenter film in its second half, it loses its seriousness." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Aug 31, 2007
14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck and Larry (2007) " Taking offense to a film about tolerance just because it's aimed squarely at Middle America is itself intolerant. Chuck and Larry's crime is it doesn't maintain its most audacious bits and it's never funny enough." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Aug 29, 2007
91% Hairspray (2007) " The young and old cast division creates a colourful world of people and ideals. It's an abstraction of an era made resonant, contemporary, and purely joyful." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Aug 29, 2007
9% Bratz: The Movie (2007) " Bratz (freaky looking teen dolls for girls whose parents won't let them play with real teenagers) is now a high school movie made for people in Grade 6." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Aug 29, 2007
94% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) " It's the property's most relentless thriller, but director Paul Greengrass' visual style almost ruins it." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Aug 29, 2007
88% Superbad (2007) " Superbad has one detail I've never seen in a teen movie before: The sight of kids drinking alcohol and gagging after every swig." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Aug 29, 2007
40% Hot Rod (2007) " Through Hot Rod's manic weirdness, its take on young suburban males is completely authentic. It's the summer's happiest screen comedy." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Aug 29, 2007
23% Balls of Fury (2007) " Balls of Fury is intended as a spoof of Enter the Dragon. That's important to know before walking into it, since it looks more like a spoof of the 80s martial arts spoof Big Trouble in Little China." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Aug 28, 2007
9% Captivity (2007) " The irony is that Captivity is ABOUT the things it's hated for - a culture that views women as objects, fascination with death and mutilation, turning to the misery of others for our entertainment." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 17, 2007
79% Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007) " It's accomplished, but par for the course: A bloated, basically watchable light show." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 17, 2007
82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) " It finds the defining spirit of these films and maintains it about half the time." — Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 8, 2007
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