Stephen Wang

Stephen Wang

Agrees with the Tomatometer 77% of the time.

Biography:
Better known as Stephen Wang. In a past life, I was the head of Rotten Tomatoes, and previously it's Chief Technology Officer and co-founder.
Favorites:
Recommended Movies in 2002:
  • Monsoon Wedding: A beautifully shot and touching film about families
  • Brotherhood of the Wolf: Beautifully shot and lots of fun
  • Better Luck Tomorrow: Well-observed and thought-provoking
  • Ice Age: Good humor and fun
  • The Count of Monte Cristo: Swift, well-paced action and deceit
  • Metropolis: Well drawn, beautifully imagined, but narratively confused Recommended Movies in 2001:
  • Moulin Rouge: Freebasing movie magic
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Grand, ambitious filmmaking
  • The Dish: Heartwarming, sweet and quirky
  • Memento: Intriguing, thought-provoking thriller Monsters Inc.: Cheerful and fun
  • The Others: Atmospheric, well-cast
  • In the Bedroom: Slight flaws erased by brilliant acting
  • Iron Monkey: The best non-Jet, non-Jackie martial arts movie
  • From Hell: Atmospheric and suspenseful
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone: Fun and colorful with a great supporting cast
  • The Score: Taut, well-acted heist pic
  • The Tailor of Panama: Surprisingly funny, witty spy story with a great political comment
  • Gosford Park: Requires a second viewing, but well-constructed
  • Spy Kids: Entertaining, colorful kids movie with fun for adults
  • A Beautiful Mind: A fantastic and fascinating movie nearly destroyed by a schmatlzy ending
  • Rush Hour 2: Reliable fun
  • The Royal Tenenbaums: Kitschy fun, but too cold
  • Atlantis: The Lost Empire: Underrated, visually enticing anime-homage
  • Enemy at the Gates: Satisfactory "Tale of Two Cities"-like war/love-story
  • Jurassic Park III: Mindless fun, exciting action sequences
  • Shrek: Sweet and occaisionally funny, but also overrated
  • Ocean's Eleven: Fun, mindless fluff
  • Sidewalks of New York Loveable, thoughtful, but a bit sex-obsessed
  • The Mummy Returns: It's fun... just admit it.
  • Kiss of the Dragon: Mediocre for most of the movie but ends with a fun, fanastic fight sequences in the last 20 minutes My 20 Favorite Movies (in no particular order): 1. The Graduate (1967) 2. An American in Paris (1951) 3. West Side Story (1961) 4. Once Upon a Time in China II (1991) 5. Roman Holiday (1953) Others: Aliens (1986) Being John Malkovich (1999) Bringing Up Baby (1936) Do the Right Thing (1989) The Godfather Trilogy (1972-1990) Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) The Killer (1989) The Matrix (1999) Metropolis (1926) Moulin Rouge (2001) Network (1976) North by Northwest (1959) The Right Stuff (1983) Se7en (1995) The Seven Samurai (1954) Swingers (1996) Disclaimer: Note that this is my FAVORITES list, not my BEST list. My Top Ten Movies of 2000 1. Almost Famous 2. High Fidelity 3. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 4. Gladiator 5. O Brother, Where Art Thou? 6. Wonder Boys 7. Erin Brockovich 8. X-Men 9. Nurse Betty 10. Love and Basketball Comments: No, I didn't see You Can Count on Me or Yi Yi. However, I did see Requiem for a Dream, Finding Forrester, and Traffic and thought that they were all overrated. My Top Ten Movies of 1999 1. Three Kings 2. Being John Malkovich 3. Magnolia 4. Fight Club 5. South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut 6. American Beauty 7. The Matrix 8. Run Lola Run 9. Toy Story 2 10. The Talented Mr. Ripley
  • Publications:
    Rotten Tomatoes
    Total Reviews:
    23
    Total QuickRatings:
    19
    Location:
    Emeryville, CA, USA

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    Showing 1 - 23 of 23
    Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
    3/5 59% Blade II (2002) " A violent, but visual movie! Nonetheless, the story is lacking..." — Rotten Tomatoes
    Posted Mar 22, 2002
    3.5/4 91% The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) " The visuals, the perfect casting, and the theme all made this movie standout -- so much so that it overrode my criticism of the novel (and movie's) plot problems." — Rotten Tomatoes
    Posted Dec 22, 2001
    2/4 68% Legally Blonde (2001) " Cliched and unexpectedly unfunny." — Rotten Tomatoes
    Posted Jul 16, 2001
    98% Jaws (1975) Rotten Tomatoes
    Posted Mar 14, 2001
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