Todd R. Ramlow

Todd R. Ramlow

Agrees with the Tomatometer 65% of the time.

Publications:
PopMatters
Total Reviews:
102

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
93% Angels in America: Season 1 " By far the most resonant aspect of Angels in America today is its exposure of simplistic struggles over definitions of "good" and "evil." " — PopMatters
Posted Aug 26, 2014
—— South Park: Season 3 (TV, 1999-2000) " Even if not every episode in this set is stellar ("Jakovasaurs" is especially lame)... The Complete Third Season is almost always amusing and several episodes are examples of South Park at its dead-on-target best. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 11, 2013
—— South Park: Season 4 (TV, 2000) " It hardly matters that such material is standard Parker-and-Stone, because The Complete Fourth Season also demonstrates how brilliant they can be. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 11, 2013
5/10 57% Melrose Place: Season 1 (TV, 2009-2010) " How interested will viewers be in its fictional scandals when real life offers much more sensational examples of bad behavior? " — PopMatters
Posted Aug 12, 2013
67% Date Night (2010) " In timing, delivery, and charisma, Tina Fey and Steve Carell are exactly who they always are, and this is a good thing." — PopMatters
Posted Apr 26, 2010
3/10 0% Miami Medical: Season 1 (TV, 2010) " If only repetition was the show's only problem. In fact, it has many more, from plot cliches to thin characters to cheap theatricality. " — PopMatters
Posted Apr 10, 2010
4/10 68% Funny People (2009) " Bromances like Funny People do a disservice to the friendship capabilities of straight men, making them seem stunted." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 6, 2009
5/10 84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) " In Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, complicated teenaged sexual desires are the counterpart to the sacrificial love oft touted by Dumbledore." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 14, 2009
37% Angels & Demons (2009) " A Harvard professor is an unlikely candidate for the hero of a summer blockbuster, and Angels & Demons demonstrates exactly why. The film is filled with talk, talk, talk." — PopMatters
Posted May 21, 2009
7/10 38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) " Scary as Hugh Jackman's vascular body may be, it's also perfectly appropriate as a visual extension of the weaponization of Wolverine." — PopMatters
Posted May 7, 2009
8/10 91% Every Little Step (2009) " Every Little Step is all about repetition, documenting the casting of the 2006 Broadway revival of A Chorus Line, a musical about the casting of a Broadway musical." — PopMatters
Posted Apr 19, 2009
1/10 34% Alien Trespass (2009) " Alien Trespass won't let our knowledge of the stereotypes it incorporates do the work and make the critique." — PopMatters
Posted Apr 7, 2009
7/10 100% The Tudors: Season 3 (TV, 2009) " The relationship between king and subjects is the driving concern of Season Three, and marks a welcome departure from the show's previous focus on the personal drives and desires of Henry VIII. " — PopMatters
Posted Apr 5, 2009
5/10 32% Fanboys (2008) " That the boys are so earnest in their dedication to the Star Wars oeuvre signals their stunted adolescence." — PopMatters
Posted Mar 8, 2009
8/10 65% Watchmen (2009) " For Rorschach, there are clear lines between good and evil, and in this he is the most traditional of the superheroes in Watchmen." — PopMatters
Posted Mar 8, 2009
7/10 57% Heroes: Season 3 (TV, 2008-2009) " The real excitement of "Villains" is its promise to expand the series' assortment of baddies: their unabashed queerness and freakery make for more fun. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 22, 2008
4/10 13% The Women (2008) " Despite its title, "The Women" is not an update of George Cukor's diva smackdown of the same name." — PopMatters
Posted Sep 12, 2008
4/10 —— Bones: Season 4 (TV, 2008-2009) " The change for Bones is temporary, but even so, it occasions unnecessary jingoism and trite fish-out-of-water jokes " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 3, 2008
1/10 39% Henry Poole Is Here (2008) " Your faith and your patience won't fare well for sitting through the slow-moving, lackluster Henry Poole is Here." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 15, 2008
6/10 17% The Happening (2008) " The Happening features an effectively stylized physical environment: rarely have clouds drifting overhead and wind blowing through trees and a sunny day been filmed so ominously." — PopMatters
Posted Jun 13, 2008
6/10 89% Nip/Tuck: Season 5 (TV, 2007-2009) " It's typical Nip/Tuck melodrama, and indeed, the histrionics are part of the show's ongoing appeal. " — PopMatters
Posted Jan 22, 2008
4/10 55% The Big Bang Theory: Season 1 (TV, 2007-2008) " If predictable gags and a disciplinary laugh track are what you like, The Big Bang Theory is your show. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 24, 2007
7/10 80% Nip/Tuck: Season 4 (TV, 2006) " In typical nip/tuck shock/schlock fashion, Season Four began with a bang. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 12, 2006
69% The New Adventures of Old Christine: Season 1 (TV, 2006) " Despite some promising moments in the first few episodes, the show seems destined for the same fate as Ellie. " — PopMatters
Posted Mar 21, 2006
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) " The film's real pleasure is in the connections it makes (whether intentional or not) to current 'real world' questions about the beneficence of institutional authority." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 6, 2005
—— Smallville: Season 5 (TV, 2005-2006) " Smallville remains focused on the vagaries of truth. " — PopMatters
Posted Sep 29, 2005
38% D.E.B.S. (2004) " It's corny, clich├ęd, and often an absolute hoot." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 29, 2005
20% The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005) PopMatters
Posted Jul 5, 2005
85% Batman Begins (2005) " Even though the film does come down on Batman's 'side,' it raises as many questions about fear as political weapon as it answers." — PopMatters
Posted Jul 5, 2005
19% Thunderbirds (2004) " Here the problem is compounded by the fact that few members of the target audience (kids) are even aware of the original series." — PopMatters
Posted Nov 19, 2004
96% Festival Express (2003) PopMatters
Posted Nov 19, 2004
70% Dogville (2003) PopMatters
Posted Nov 11, 2004
51% Shallow Hal (2001) PopMatters
Posted May 8, 2004
94% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) " It is precisely Jackson's pandering to fans' expectations that repeatedly drags The Return of the King to a halt." — PopMatters
Posted Feb 13, 2004
64% Die Mommie Die! (2003) PopMatters
Posted Dec 5, 2003
59% Secondhand Lions (2003) PopMatters
Posted Nov 1, 2003
—— Jubilee (1978) PopMatters
Posted Aug 30, 2003
62% Hulk (2003) " Whereas the original Hulk (and King Kong, for that matter) fought against injustice, intolerance, and abuses of power, all that this Hulk has to fight is his Big Bad Daddy." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 30, 2003
65% Cremaster 3 (2003) PopMatters
Posted Aug 30, 2003
37% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) " Nothing new." — PopMatters
Posted Aug 30, 2003
8% Troop Beverly Hills (1989) " It's a treat (and necessity) not only for youngish gay boys, but for anyone who enjoys campy good fun with the added bonus of watching dominant cultural values self-destruct." — PopMatters
Posted May 2, 2003
45% Daredevil (2003) " The good news is that Johnson's Daredevil follows Marvel's disability politics." — PopMatters
Posted Feb 14, 2003
82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) " The film is muddled by its slavish dedication to the minutiae of events and at the same time, erases those aspects of the book that gave it real social and political urgency." — PopMatters
Posted Dec 1, 2002
14% Ghost Ship (2002) " It's surprisingly good, spooky, fun, and stylish." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 27, 2002
5% Swept Away (2002) " Hardly 'romantic,' not a 'comedy,' and downright nasty to women." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 11, 2002
69% Red Dragon (2002) " It also insists there be a physical correlate to that internal turmoil, that we be able to see the mark of his degeneracy on the surface of his body." — PopMatters
Posted Oct 4, 2002
30% Scooby-Doo (2002) PopMatters
Posted Jun 16, 2002
67% Sade (2000) PopMatters
Posted Jun 14, 2002
67% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002) " Attack of the Clones will likely be remembered as cluttered with inconsequential character and plot details and excessive special effects." — PopMatters
Posted May 18, 2002
89% Spider-Man (2002) " As a kid, I always wanted to be Spider-Man. I still do." — PopMatters
Posted May 10, 2002
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