Vera H-C Chan

Vera H-C Chan

Agrees with the Tomatometer 78% of the time.

Publications:
Contra Costa Times
Total Reviews:
27

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Showing 1 - 27 of 27
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
53% How the Grinch Stole Christmas (2000) " The costumes astound, the sight gags abound, but the heart, oh the heart, now that must be found." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Nov 29, 2007
3.5/4 48% Big Trouble (2002) " One of the funnier movies in town." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Apr 4, 2002
3.5/4 76% Panic Room (2002) " We should be so lucky if all popcorn movies starred Jodie Foster and had the delicious interplay of psychological will, strategic cunning and reasonably watertight plausibility." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Mar 28, 2002
2/4 17% Queen of the Damned (2002) " Despite blood-slurping, a Goth rock score and even the chilling resurrection of Aaliyah as the title character, this third installment of Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles seems curiously torpid." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Feb 21, 2002
2/4 23% John Q (2002) " So earnest and well-meaning, and so stocked with talent, that you almost forget the sheer, ponderous awfulness of its script." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Feb 14, 2002
76% Black Hawk Down (2001) " The technical language, weaponry and pounding exchange of gunfire contributes to a gruesome realism without sensationalizing it." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Jan 17, 2002
50% Kate & Leopold (2001) " This isn't a sci-fi movie, but you end up brooding about inconsistencies." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Dec 27, 2001
14% Black Knight (2001) " If the powers-that-be had spent as much time on the script as they did on crafting the fake dung ... oops, sorry, messing with a Hollywood formula." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Nov 20, 2001
90% Iron Monkey (2001) " The action is flabbergasting." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Oct 11, 2001
52% Rock Star (2001) " If you don't leave Rock Star wanting to do some head-banging and squealing at the top of your lungs, well, you can always pop in an old Air Supply cassette." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Sep 6, 2001
45% Jeepers Creepers (2001) " The surprise is that, even though the title garnered laughs with every movie audience I was with who saw the trailer, Jeepers Creepers isn't a bad little horror flick." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Aug 30, 2001
53% Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001) " Smith more often than he should takes the easy way out: Why bother with a punch line when you can plug in a fistful of four-letter words?" — Contra Costa Times
Posted Aug 23, 2001
21% Ghosts of Mars (2001) " I cannot fathom why Carpenter would want to brand his name to this movie, akin to leaving fingerprints at the scene of a crime." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Aug 23, 2001
29% Bubble Boy (2001) " A soup of predictable jokes almost too dull to be offensive." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Aug 23, 2001
10% What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) " Torpid snoozer." — Contra Costa Times
Posted May 31, 2001
32% Along Came a Spider (2001) " Really, if you're not here for Freeman, you might as well back out of that turnstile and go home." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Apr 6, 2001
9% Say It Isn't So (2001) " The Farrelly brothers have finally gone and done it. They've become ... soft." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Mar 23, 2001
70% Series 7: The Contenders (2001) " A diabolically clever sendup of reality shows." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Mar 16, 2001
33% 15 Minutes (2001) " Its attempts to take aim at tabloid culture ends up a hideous mess." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Mar 9, 2001
17% The Wedding Planner (2001) " Considering how the Silicon Valley boom has made this the most romantic of cities also the most expensive, you have to admire The Wedding Planner for sustaining the ultimate fairy tale." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Jan 25, 2001
42% Miss Congeniality (2000) " Bullock knows how to showcase her vulnerability, but unfortunately she can't compensate for plot implausibilities that don't have to be implausible, or clichés that don't have to be clichéd." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Dec 22, 2000
54% What Women Want (2001) " Nancy Meyers ... sustains a funny and clever momentum out of what could have been sheer farce." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Dec 15, 2000
85% The Emperor's New Groove (2000) " It's worth the family outing -- and besides, who can resist Tom Jones as the royal theme singer?" — Contra Costa Times
Posted Dec 15, 2000
79% Shanghai Noon (2000) " Looked as thought it might be another chop-suey salad toss ... yet Shanghai Noon manages to stir this into a repast audiences won't be able to keep themselves from eating up." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
7% Lost Souls (2000) " Its examination of our current cynical age of faithlessness is betrayed by largely rote directorship and its own occasional knee-jerk reflexes of horror cinema." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
48% Bamboozled (2000) " At least Lee does bring up a past that everyone, race notwithstanding, ignores at his or her peril." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
10% The Watcher (2000) " The sledgehammer soundtrack editing is also baffling, considering that Charbanic's background is in music videos." — Contra Costa Times
Posted Jan 1, 2000
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