Mary Kalin-Casey

Mary Kalin-Casey

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

Publications:
Reel.com
Total Reviews:
106

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
2/4 19% The Jungle Book 2 (2003) " There's enough entertainment value in Jungle Book 2 to make it worth an eventual video rental for youngsters, but it's not worth the effort or cost of going to the theater -- especially for parents." — Reel.com
Posted Feb 14, 2003
2.5/4 43% The Recruit (2003) " You can get more dramatic complexity, excitement, jaw-dropping plot twists, inter-agent romance, and cool gadgetry for free by looking to TV's Alias and 24 for your next espionage assignment." — Reel.com
Posted Jan 30, 2003
4/4 90% The Lion King (2011) " There's simply nothing like it." — Reel.com
Posted Dec 27, 2002
2/4 79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003) " Instead of exploring this dangerous mind, Clooney plays it safe, making his freshman film deadly dull as a result." — Reel.com
Posted Dec 27, 2002
3/4 80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) " If it sounds like The Wild Thornberrys might be a downbeat drama, think again. There's ample humor to balance the serious themes." — Reel.com
Posted Dec 19, 2002
1.5/4 85% About Schmidt (2002) " There's nothing especially tragic and affecting here, just a bland character coping with some amusing family politics." — Reel.com
Posted Dec 13, 2002
2/4 37% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) " Though hardly a ridiculous mess like The Final Frontier, the 10th Trek outing, Nemesis, is as mediocre as the last franchise effort, Insurrection, with little appeal for anyone beyond patient, die-hard fans." — Reel.com
Posted Dec 13, 2002
2.5/4 68% Treasure Planet (2002) " Anyone who's seen Titan A.E. will have a hard time not feeling deja vu, even though Disney's effort is slightly better." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 26, 2002
2.5/4 66% Solaris (2002) " After the credits roll, the film leaves nothing to ponder, no big questions about man's relation to the universe, and no questions about the what lies beyond it." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 26, 2002
3/4 82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) " From screaming mandrake plants to animal transfiguration to ethereal letters literally hanging in the air, [Columbus'] approach to the books' enchanting elements is marvelous to behold." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 14, 2002
3.5/4 76% Frida (2002) " Frida not only recounts the story of one of the 20th century's most acclaimed artists, it offers viewers the rare experience of feeling her inspiration as well." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 25, 2002
3/4 48% Jackass - The Movie (2002) " Incredibly funny." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 25, 2002
2/4 67% The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) " Hardcore Miike fans may want to catch this uncharacteristically upbeat curiosity; however, everyone will be much happier without the Katakuris." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 24, 2002
3/4 65% Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie (2002) " A whale of a good time for both children and parents seeking Christian-themed fun." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 19, 2002
3/4 72% The Ring (2002) " It deals out more surprises than clichés, and proves to be both entertaining and unsettling." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 18, 2002
2/4 61% Tuck Everlasting (2002) " Contrary to its title, Tuck is unaffecting and completely forgettable." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 10, 2002
2.5/4 14% Pokémon 4Ever (2002) " It's a shame that Pokemon 4Ever's dialogue is so trite and flatly delivered because the tale itself presents serious ideas worthy of more poetic language." — Reel.com
Posted Oct 10, 2002
1.5/4 18% Trapped (2002) " Though there are many tense scenes in Trapped, they prove more distressing than suspenseful." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 23, 2002
3/4 60% Crop Circles: Quest for Truth (2002) " Gazecki ... offers some compelling information about these mysterious field formations, yet his particular point of view leaves some nagging questions unaddressed." — Reel.com
Posted Sep 17, 2002
3.5/4 74% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) " At every level, it is crystal-clear that Spy Kids 2 is a labor of love concocted by one ingenious mind." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 6, 2002
3/4 74% Signs (2002) " Shyamalan understands the power of suggestion better than most directors, showing only as much as necessary to feed the suspense." — Reel.com
Posted Aug 2, 2002
1.5/4 30% The Country Bears (2002) " Unlike Kermit & Co., the Country Bears are completely devoid of charm." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 26, 2002
3/4 81% Stuart Little 2 (2002) " Minkoff ... compensates for a lack of narrative and thematic originality with glorious art direction, ample energy, and abundant tongue-in-cheek humor." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 19, 2002
3/4 48% Eight Legged Freaks (2002) " It's too bad that the drive-in is virtually extinct. Eight Legged Freaks would be perfect on a hot summer night, with all of this silliness offering no end of popcorn-munching fun." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 17, 2002
2/4 53% The Crocodile Hunter - Collision Course (2002) " Everything that's worthwhile about Collision Course can already be seen on television." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 12, 2002
2.5/4 39% Men in Black II (2002) " Men in Black II is just the sort of film that mainstream audiences expect to escape to during the sweltering summer months: It's just funny enough, just clever enough, and it looks just slick enough to pass inspection." — Reel.com
Posted Jul 2, 2002
2.5/4 29% Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) " Offers enough compelling dramatic moments and adventure to keep Arnold fans entertained." — Reel.com
Posted Jun 27, 2002
3/4 86% Lilo & Stitch (2002) " A generally charming and fairly original film." — Reel.com
Posted Jun 21, 2002
3.5/4 90% Minority Report (2002) " Despite a few dangling plot points, Minority Report actually improves upon Dick's work in its narrative complexity." — Reel.com
Posted Jun 20, 2002
2/4 30% Scooby-Doo (2002) " A mixed bag. Jinkies!" — Reel.com
Posted Jun 14, 2002
2/4 58% The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) " Oliver Parker's new Earnest adaptation boasts a fine cast capable of delivering the author's flamboyant epigrams, yet even they falter under the director's chaotic vision." — Reel.com
Posted May 31, 2002
2.5/4 69% Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) " Stallion of the Cimarron has much to offer horse-loving youngsters." — Reel.com
Posted May 23, 2002
3/4 67% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002) " Episode II is certainly flawed, but Lucas gets enough things right to give even disillusioned Star Wars fans new hope for Episode III." — Reel.com
Posted May 15, 2002
2.5/4 49% Unfaithful (2002) " Adrian Lyne aficionados are likely to be disappointed by his latest film. Why? Because the director's fans typically attend his movies for one of two things -- sex or suspense -- and Unfaithful doesn't have a lot of either." — Reel.com
Posted May 9, 2002
3/4 89% Spider-Man (2002) " Raimi's effort is fun, funny, and filled with spectacular effects -- and about as good an imagining of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's web-slinging classic as one could expect." — Reel.com
Posted May 3, 2002
2.5/4 62% The Salton Sea (2002) " What makes Salton Sea surprisingly engrossing is that Caruso takes an atypically hypnotic approach to a world that's often handled in fast-edit, hopped-up fashion." — Reel.com
Posted Apr 26, 2002
1.5/4 20% Jason X (2002) " With generic sets and B-grade special effects, Jason is about as convincing on the sci-fi front as TV's defunct Cleopatra 2525." — Reel.com
Posted Apr 25, 2002
3.5/4 75% The Cat's Meow (2001) " A thoroughly entertaining, mischievous comic romp." — Reel.com
Posted Apr 13, 2002
3.5/4 77% Ice Age (2002) " Directors Wedge and Carlos Saldanha have done a splendid job of integrating action, adventure, and touching drama with a wide variety of comedic elements." — Reel.com
Posted Mar 14, 2002
2/4 29% The Time Machine (2002) " ... a waste of time." — Reel.com
Posted Mar 8, 2002
2/4 17% Queen of the Damned (2002) " ... with every element drained of blood, this Queen is damned." — Reel.com
Posted Feb 21, 2002
2/4 42% Big Fat Liar (2002) " Acceptable but forgettable entertainment, stunted by its paint-by-numbers plotting and minimal production values." — Reel.com
Posted Feb 8, 2002
1.5/4 25% Snow Dogs (2002) " Slapstick buffoonery can tickle many a preschooler's fancy, but when it costs a family of four about $40 to see a film in theaters, why spend money on a dog like this when you can rent a pedigree instead?" — Reel.com
Posted Jan 18, 2002
1.5/4 22% Impostor (2002) " Though never boring, Impostor is downright depressing because it's so easy to catch glimpses of the knockout film that lies buried underneath Fleder's mangled direction." — Reel.com
Posted Jan 4, 2002
1.5/4 32% Charlotte Gray (2002) " Armstrong's deadly dull pacing deflates what inherent suspense lies in Gray's perilous situation." — Reel.com
Posted Dec 27, 2001
3/4 75% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius (2001) " While somewhat less inspired than its big-screen competition, this Nickelodeon adventure-comedy proves to be humorous, clever, and engaging -- for children and parents alike." — Reel.com
Posted Dec 20, 2001
2.5/4 84% Little Otik (2001) " For those who can embrace and enjoy the preposterous while forgiving the ludicrous, Little Otik may make an entertaining bedtime story." — Reel.com
Posted Dec 19, 2001
1.5/4 2% Texas Rangers (2001) " Texas Rangers is yet another such mediocre cinematic exercise: bullet- and cliche-ridden, shallow in characterization, and unrelentingly dull in its storytelling." — Reel.com
Posted Dec 3, 2001
4/4 88% Amélie (2001) " Jeunet transforms the often fraught-filled, near-impossible goal of finding love into a wondrous and happily fated adventure." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 2, 2001
4/4 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) " Adding another cinematic gem to their collective resume, Pixar proves they can make scary monsters look warm and fuzzy, and make humans feel that way, too." — Reel.com
Posted Nov 1, 2001
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