Mike Sage

Mike Sage
"Exercise gives you endorphines, endorphines make you happy; happy people just don't shoot their husbands! (Legally Blonde)"

Agrees with the Tomatometer 63% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 26% Ghost Rider (2007) "Outside of maybe X-men's Jubilee, I can't think of a comic character less deserving of the big-screen treatment than Ghost Rider. But what do I know? Maybe the idea of Nic Cage in unyielding biker leather sounded good on paper. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Feb 16, 2007
2/5 85% Bridge to Terabithia (2007) "It's an appropriate thing this film is about the strength of imagination because you'll be needing yours if you plan on surviving until the final credits " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Feb 14, 2007
3.5/5 62% Music and Lyrics (2007) "Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore have a charming chemistry, though this shouldn't be too surprising, considering they both can pull off the bumbling goofball lover with ease " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Feb 6, 2007
2.5/5 21% Catch and Release (2007) "This is one of those chick flicks with nice characters and little plot, so boyfriends had best beware. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 25, 2007
3/5 44% Night at the Museum (2006) "about as distracting and inoffensive as Jumanji before it, and heck, it might even teach kids that history can be fun! " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 9, 2007
3/5 78% Dreamgirls (2006) "while the soul, rhythm and blues is belted out to perfection by Beyonce and scene stealer Jennifer Hudson, many of the singing scenes tragically feel more like improvised song-speak than choreographed numbers " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 9, 2007
0/5 4% Happily N'ever After (2006) "Call me rash, but I wager the worst flick of 2007 is Sarah Michelle Gellar's latest clunker, Happily N'ever After. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 9, 2007
3/5 69% Freedom Writers (2007) "Retreading familiar territory isn't so bad when you have Hilary Swank as your guide. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 9, 2007
3/5 62% Blood Diamond (2006) "Like a highly prized jewel, the Blood Diamond is uniquely beautiful but flawed. Unfortunately, in the movie business, we prefer our gems flawless. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 19, 2006
4/5 78% Charlotte's Web (2006) "Charlotte's Web is so good it almost makes a carnivore want to boycott pork. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 19, 2006
2/5 16% Eragon (2006) "It's no wonder you can expect a spoof called "Epic Movie," in theatres next spring, from the makers of Scary Movie. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 19, 2006
2/5 72% Stranger Than Fiction (2006) "Stranger than Fiction is more high-concept than high-brow; a comedy heavy on gimmick that falls a little short of cunning. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 6, 2006
3.5/5 95% Casino Royale (2006) "The film is an unsentimental departure for the series with an exciting performance in brawny Daniel Craig's debut " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 6, 2006
3.5/5 47% The Holiday (2006) "The two-hour-plus behemoth actually charms, and you get two gleeful romances for the price of one. If you need more incentive, Jude Law has never been sexier. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 6, 2006
4/5 65% Apocalypto (2006) "Whether or not you still hate Mel Gibson for his drunken Anti-Semitic tirade, Apocalypto is a rousing experience and a spectacular ride. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Dec 6, 2006
0.5/5 11% All The King's Men (2006) "I didn't hate every second of All the King's Men. The film is book-ended by two cool bird's eye shots of the Louisiana State crest...Combined, these symbolic images last about 2-3 minutes. I did, however, hate every other second. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 26, 2006
3/5 25% A Good Year (2006) "Where A Good Year is headed is obvious before the opening frame, but working from a warm script, Ridley Scott directs mostly genuine performances to keep us interested " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 11, 2006
4.5/5 85% The Descent (2006) "Parents would be best to protect their children from the consequent psychological trauma of letting them see this. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 5, 2006
1.5/5 24% Lady in the Water (2006) "Lady in the Water sounds wacky but it's mostly just boring. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 5, 2006
1/5 26% John Tucker Must Die (2006) "Betty Thomas's sloppy storytelling and comic incompetence can be forgiven but to portray young women as flighty airheads obsessed with boys over all else is downright offensive. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 5, 2006
3/5 68% Snakes on a Plane (2006) "only gluttons for the tacky sub-genre of B-movie creature features will likely appreciate (or even see) this barge of filmic cheese, but for them, this is almost an all-you-can-eat buffet. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 5, 2006
1.5/5 19% Step Up (2006) "Stealing freely from Save the Last Dance but unintentionally nixing the wicked dance moves, this teen turd doesn't even have the logical sense to remove its hunky lead's shirt. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 5, 2006
3/5 68% World Trade Center (2006) "I'd have preferred a more Crash -esque collection of vignettes that explored a wider range of the 9/11 repercussions. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 5, 2006
2.5/5 74% The Illusionist (2006) "the whole romance against-all-odds angle is a little been there, done that eight months ago with Tristan & Isolde " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 5, 2006
0.5/5 15% The Wicker Man (2006) "Watching Cage karate chop Leelee "Made-for-TV" Sobiesky into submission is almost worth the price of admission. Well, assuming admission was free. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 5, 2006
3.5/5 71% Invincible (2006) "The formula is predictable but the film deserves props for making a momentary fan out of someone who wouldn't be caught dead watching Monday Night Football " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Sep 5, 2006
3/5 74% Monster House (2006) "the PG-rated antics suck any tension away when you become fully aware that killer houses in kids' movies can't actually kill anything. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jul 17, 2006
3.5/5 75% The Devil Wears Prada (2006) "you don't have to be female or gay to appreciate vicious wit " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 29, 2006
5/5 76% Superman Returns (2006) "Superman Returns is a thundering epic of Spielbergian proportions: colossal action, grandiose effects and a breathtaking story. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 26, 2006
2.5/5 40% Nacho Libre (2006) "If it wasn't for the inherent hilarity in mask-toting midgets that growl or obese wrestling fans who tunnel through walls, Nacho Libre would be an insultingly puerile dump " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 19, 2006
3.5/5 58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) "what we do get is a blast, and the writers have the balls to let good characters die " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 19, 2006
2.5/5 35% The Lake House (2006) "as melancholy slow as Brokeback, only minus the hunks, the chemistry and the gayness " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 19, 2006
2.5/5 74% Cars (2006) "Cars is about as much fun as a traffic jam in desert heat, or heck, watching NASCAR " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jun 19, 2006
2.5/5 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) "Dull Vinci Bore " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted May 22, 2006
2/5 23% RV (2006) "if getting rained on by fecal matter and fisticuffs with ferocious raccoons (played by three tracks of off-camera Foley-SFX) tickle your funny-bone, then by all means board this trailer-park dump. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 28, 2006
3/5 20% The Wild (2006) "don't be mistaking this for a Madagascar rip-off, when it was that sloppy DreamWorks turd that only managed to make it to theatres first because of corporate espionage " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 24, 2006
2/5 33% The Sentinel (2006) "worse than those episodes of 24 featuring cougars chasing Kim Bauer " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 24, 2006
4.5/5 29% Silent Hill (2006) "it's the ferocious production design and unrelenting atmosphere that fully immerses us in Gans' horrifically breathtaking Silent Hill. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 20, 2006
3/5 24% Failure to Launch (2006) "this rom-com dodges the unsavory omen of its title and once again demonstrates that predictable plots aren't so bad if they involve Matthew McConaughey removing his shirt. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 10, 2006
4/5 73% V for Vendetta (2006) "V For Vendetta should be seen less for the conspiracy theories discussion it inspires and more for its vicious storytelling " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 10, 2006
4/5 86% Thank You for Smoking (2006) "a rare breed of incisive, razor-sharp satire with charming life lessons for the family " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 10, 2006
3.5/5 86% Inside Man (2006) "Spike Lee's auteur stamp of keeping-it-real dialogue and cross-racial, cross-class themes lets Inside Man pretend it's about more than a clever caper. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 10, 2006
2/5 7% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) "the most gratifyingly God-awful guilty pleasure since Catwoman, another gem co-starring Sharon Stone " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Apr 5, 2006
3/5 43% Final Destination 3 (2006) "It's here to up the ante from Final Destination 2 (which featured a beautiful car pileup, a barbecue explosion and a fire-escape impaling) and instead it creates poetry out of the filmic slaughter. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Feb 16, 2006
0.5/5 69% Curious George (2006) "Curious George is unbearable animated torture: monotonous, hackneyed and lethally cute " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Feb 16, 2006
4/5 73% Nanny McPhee (2006) "The saccharine production design and nasty pink-and-red buxom costumes are as fabulous as the full palette of hysterical performances. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 29, 2006
2.5/5 78% Munich (2005) "Munich is worth seeing despite the fact it ends up a tedious watch. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 23, 2006
3/5 16% Underworld: Evolution (2006) "It's nice to watch a femme-driven action piece that doesn't completely suck (except in ways it should) " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 23, 2006
4.5/5 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) "Brokeback Mountain is concerned with poignant storytelling and not once is this compromised by the glistening manlove. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 19, 2006
3.5/5 61% Hostel (2006) "If you're the squeamish type or think Hollywood's appreciation for bloodbath is barbarically crude, stay away at all costs and lock your kids inside " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 10, 2006
1/5 6% Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005) "This sequel is just a string of lame slapstick gags, where Steve Martin acts handicapped, makes a fool of himself and gets a wetsuit stuck up his butt. " ‐ Peterborough This Week
Posted Jan 2, 2006
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