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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 89%

A Serious Man (2009)

"A Great Film To Make You Think About Religion and Cosmic Forces While Making the Nasty Side of Your Mind Chuckle."

Posted Nov 4, 2009

Jimmy O

2 83%

Paranormal Activity (2009)

"Perhaps the Most Relevant Horror Film in our Reality Television-Obsessed Society. For Now."

Posted Oct 19, 2009

Jimmy O

3 72%

Where the Wild Things Are (2009)

"Gene Siskel Once Said Non-Human Character Work or Don't Work Based on Their Eyes and There's a Lot Going On Behind Them Here."

Posted Oct 19, 2009

Jimmy O

4 75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"Moore Sacrifices Narrative Thrust for Contemporary Relevance But Still Ends on a Strong Note."

Posted Oct 11, 2009

Jimmy O

5 90%

Zombieland (2009)

"If You're Going to Infect Your Horror Comedy with Toilet Humor, Can't We At Least Explore What Zombies Do When Nature Calls?"

Posted Oct 11, 2009

Jimmy O

6 86%

Big Fan (2009)

"A Strong, Tightly-Wound Character Study That Suffers Minimally From Its 1st-Time Director."

Posted Oct 11, 2009

Jimmy O

7 89%

World's Greatest Dad (2009)

"Sly and Subtle. Not Bad for the Guy from the Police Academy films."

Posted Sep 27, 2009

Jimmy O

8 63%

Extract (2009)

"Mike Judge Hasn't Got Over his Alliance with the Workers in Order to Make an Effective Flick about being The Man."

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Jimmy O

9 89%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"Pretentious? Narcissistic? Gory? What's Not to Love?"

Posted Sep 6, 2009

Jimmy O

10 27%

The Goods: Live Hard, Sell Hard (2009)

"Needs Less Sentiment and More Charles Napier. But Still Rapid-Fire Funny in Nature."

Posted Aug 17, 2009

Jimmy O

11 90%

District 9 (2009)

"Not As Innovative As Everyone Wants to Give it Credit For, But Still An Interesting Blast."

Posted Aug 17, 2009

Jimmy O

12 24%

Little Ashes (2009)

"A Pretentious Mess of a Bio-pic In the Worst Sense of the Phrase."

Posted Aug 10, 2009

Jimmy O

13 60%

A Perfect Getaway (2009)

"After a Disappointing Summer, This is Good B-Movie Pulp Fiction."

Posted Aug 10, 2009

Jimmy O

14 68%

Funny People (2009)

""Funny People"'s Problem is Not How It Mixes Apatow Humor with Sentiment But How It Tacks on the Needless Leslie-Man/Eric Bana" Subplot."

Posted Aug 2, 2009

Jimmy O

15 97%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"Just Another Day at the Office...Except These Guys Might Not Get Home. But a Brilliant, Technical Marvel."

Posted Aug 2, 2009

Jimmy O

16 96%

Food, Inc. (2009)

"A Weak Version of "Fast Food Nation". But Hey, Any Film That Bashes Agri-Business Is All Right With Me."

Posted Jul 18, 2009

Jimmy O

17 84%

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

""Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" Looks Good and the Cast is Great. But the great mythology doesn't kick in until the last thirty minute."

Posted Jul 14, 2009

Jimmy O

18 68%

Brüno (2009)

"A Vapid, Empty and Relatively Hateful Flick. And this is From Someone Who Loved "Borat"."

Posted Jul 12, 2009

Jimmy O

19 67%

Away We Go (2009)

"A Great, Beautiful Flick about the Confusion of Relationships."

Posted Jul 12, 2009

Jimmy O

20 33%

Terminator Salvation (2009)

"While it's pretty sermonizing in its sci-fi sort of way, Salvation does pack a dazzling punch."

Posted May 20, 2009

Jimmy O

21 94%

Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

"No Matter What Genre Boyle Delves Into, this is a Beautiful and Suspenseful Fairy Tale."

Posted Dec 25, 2008

Jimmy O

22 92%

Frost/Nixon (2008)

"For a film that should have been smart and fun, Frost/Nixon turns out to be a stodgy romance to the concept of "heroic" modern journalism."

Posted Dec 23, 2008

Jimmy O

23 94%

Milk (2008)

"It's Amazing How Van Sant Can Pull Off Such Grace and Grit the Same Year he Gives Us to Prententious Nonsense of Paranoid Park."

Posted Dec 17, 2008

Jimmy O

24 45%

Yes Man (2008)

"Could Jim Carrey Be Playing the One Loan Officer Who Sent Our Economy Into Ruin. Or is the Flick Just Bad?"

Posted Dec 17, 2008

Jimmy O

25 76%

Appaloosa (2008)

"A western bromance."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Stephen Himes

26 65%

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

"Kevin Smith sees homemade porn as the end of the empire."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Stephen Himes

27 59%

W. (2008)

"Josh Brolin develops an ingenious physical tic that encompasses the President: He talks with his mouth full, like a man who's bitten off more than he can chew."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Stephen Himes

28 54%

Mamma Mia! (2008)

"As for Meryl Streep, you sense that she's thinking what you're thinking: That she can't actually be in this movie."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Stephen Himes

29 83%

Tropic Thunder (2008)

"A journey into Hollywood's heart of darkness."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Stephen Himes

30 85%

Ghost Town (2008)

"If, say, Tom Hanks had been cast in the lead rather than Rickey Gervais, "Ghost Town" would be "Wings of Desire" for the "You've Got Mail" crowd. Thankfully, it's more cantankerous."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Stephen Himes

31 78%

Burn After Reading (2008)

"Tries to be "The Big Lebowski" of the War on Terror."

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Stephen Himes

32 74%

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

"Introducing the new Lloyd Dobler!"

Posted Nov 20, 2008

Stephen Himes

33 87%

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

"Del Toro seems to use this movie as batting practice for The Hobbit."

Posted Jul 22, 2008

Stephen Himes

34 71%

Wanted (2008)

"Never has a mainstream movie made more of a fetish from splattered brains."

Posted Jul 22, 2008

Stephen Himes

35 17%

The Happening (2008)

"Shyamalan's religious ideas are a lot like Bush's: Nearly theology free."

Posted Jul 10, 2008

Stephen Himes

36 87%

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

"'Chinese' in the way that Springfield-style cashew chicken is 'Chinese.'"

Posted Jul 10, 2008

Stephen Himes

37 41%

Hancock (2008)

"Hancock suggests the Colin Powell 'Pottery Barn' argument, but before it gets really interesting, veers wildly off course."

Posted Jul 10, 2008

Stephen Himes

38 51%

Get Smart (2008)

"Hollywood has no idea what to do with Steve Carell."

Posted Jul 3, 2008

Stephen Himes

39 93%

Iron Man (2008)

"The brillance of Downey's performance is that Tony Stark is more of an impenetrable, unstoppable force than Iron Man."

Posted Jun 3, 2008

Stephen Himes

40 53%

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008)

"If you're really, really high, you might think that H&KEfGB suggests that we are only truly free when we transcend our own racial identities."

Posted May 8, 2008

Stephen Himes

41 52%

Leatherheads (2008)

"Clooney tries to Flags of Our Fathers if directed by Preston Sturges."

Posted Apr 16, 2008

Stephen Himes

42 21%

Semi-Pro (2008)

"Jackie Moon is every other Will Ferrell character in John Stockton shorts."

Posted Apr 16, 2008

Stephen Himes

43 79%

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

"The metaphysical angle is too awkward: Horton comes off like a Giant Flying Spaghetti Monster."

Posted Apr 16, 2008

Stephen Himes

44 80%

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

"Like "Terabithia," willfully darker than most children's fare."

Posted Feb 26, 2008

Stephen Himes

45 70%

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

"Will Hayes' only flaw is that he's too idealistic--in the same way that John Edwards cares too much for poor people."

Posted Feb 26, 2008

Stephen Himes

46 91%

Hairspray (2007)

"Like your high school's production of "Grease": A musical about sex with a chastity belt strapped to its waist."

Posted Dec 11, 2007

Stephen Himes

47 21%

Fred Claus (2007)

"Paul Giamatti is forced to play Santa like a socially awkward version of Vince Vaughn"

Posted Dec 11, 2007

Stephen Himes

48 82%

Talk to Me (2007)

"Even Martin Sheen is keepin' it real."

Posted Dec 11, 2007

Stephen Himes

49 52%

Margot at the Wedding (2007)

"Nicole Kidman hasn't been in a movie this bleak since "Dogville.""

Posted Dec 11, 2007

Stephen Himes

50 89%

Waitress (2007)

"Completely inauthentic in every detail--the cinematic equivalent of an apple pie from Perkins."

Posted Dec 11, 2007

Stephen Himes

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