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Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 39%

Inkheart (2009)

"Movies like 'Inkheart' are one of the reasons I list fantasies as one of my least favorite genres."

Posted Jan 25, 2009

Linda Cook

2 33%

Not Easily Broken (2009)

"This isn't a 'religious movie.' But it's about characters who do indeed have religion in their lives."

Posted Jan 17, 2009

Linda Cook

3 11%

The Unborn (2009)

"Every January, as the "January junk" makes its annoying appearance on the big screen, a lackluster PG-13-rated horror movie is involved. 'The Unborn' is that movie for 2009."

Posted Jan 17, 2009

Linda Cook

4 10%

Bride Wars (2009)

"Shrill and shallow, 'Bride Wars' would make anyone wince at the thought of matrimony."

Posted Jan 17, 2009

Linda Cook

5 71%

Last Chance Harvey (2009)

"Sometimes it's nice to be reminded that romance isn't only for the young."

Posted Jan 17, 2009

Linda Cook

6 57%

Defiance (2009)

"Does the story of the Bielski partisans deserve to be told Hollywood-style, with much melodrama and cliche-ridden dialogue?"

Posted Jan 17, 2009

Linda Cook

7 79%

Gran Torino (2009)

"Oh, what memories of "The Shootist" this adults-only Clint Eastwood showcase brings to mind."

Posted Jan 6, 2009

Linda Cook

8 61%

The Reader (2008)

"Although the Holocaust is not the central focus of 'The Reader,' it looms in every scene of this film about secrets, deception and redemption. The very core of the movie is a strange sexual relationship."

Posted Dec 29, 2008

Linda Cook

9 64%

Marley & Me (2008)

"The last time I sobbed this hard at a movie was when I saw 'The Notebook' some years back."

Posted Dec 28, 2008

Linda Cook

10 14%

The Spirit (2008)

"All show and no go, "The Spirit" is a great-looking film with a less-than-memorable story."

Posted Dec 28, 2008

Linda Cook

11 25%

Bedtime Stories (2008)

"You can put the Disney name on it. You can hire big-time, serious stars for it. You can call it 'family-friendly.' But 'Bedtime Stories' still is garbage, a la Adam Sandler."

Posted Dec 28, 2008

Linda Cook

12 62%

Valkyrie (2008)

"Sometimes, conspiracies are more than just theories."

Posted Dec 28, 2008

Linda Cook

13 78%

Doubt (2008)

"As my dear friend and mentor Bill Wundram, of the Quad-City Times, has told me for 23 years: Beware the overly self-righteous."

Posted Dec 24, 2008

Linda Cook

14 72%

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

"Nothing lasts.Or does it? 'The Curious Case of Benjamin Button' gives us an interesting perspective on the human condition - on aging, loss, and mortality."

Posted Dec 24, 2008

Linda Cook

15 45%

Yes Man (2008)

"I had to give this movie two ratings. One of the scenes is simply briliant. The rest%u2026isn't."

Posted Dec 20, 2008

Linda Cook

16 56%

The Tale of Despereaux (2008)

"This creature is stirring. And yes, he's a mouse."

Posted Dec 20, 2008

Linda Cook

17 27%

Seven Pounds (2008)

"The 'big surprise' of "Seven Pounds' is that the 'big surprise' flies in your face during the first 15 minutes of the movie."

Posted Dec 20, 2008

Linda Cook

18 67%

Cadillac Records (2008)

"This one's worth the price of admission for the music alone."

Posted Dec 20, 2008

Linda Cook

19 27%

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

"Once in a while someone will come up to me and ask why movies are so violent. Generally, they're talking about a war movie or a horror movie such as 'Saw.' In the future, I will throw out 'The Punisher: War Zone' as a comparison."

Posted Dec 20, 2008

Linda Cook

20 26%

Nobel Son (2008)

"I have no idea how all the scenes in this movie connect. But I loved watching it unfold."

Posted Dec 20, 2008

Linda Cook

21 ——

Lost Nation: The Ioway (2007)

"I have an idea for a new verb: 'Rundle.' It means to perfectly complete a project by working diligently."

Posted Dec 16, 2008

Linda Cook

22 12%

Delgo (2008)

"I'm not saying it's a Christmas miracle. What I am saying is that the new animated movie 'Delgo' and 'The Bells of St. Mary's' have something in common."

Posted Dec 14, 2008

Linda Cook

23 52%

Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

"It's kind of like going home."

Posted Dec 14, 2008

Linda Cook

24 21%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008)

"Oh, Michael Rennie, thank goodness you're still available on DVD."

Posted Dec 14, 2008

Linda Cook

25 49%

Twilight (2008)

"WHAT WAS THAT???That 'thunk' you just heard wasn't a shift of the earth's core. No, it was jillions of women, younger and older, swooning over the movie 'Twilight.'"

Posted Nov 21, 2008

Linda Cook

26 64%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"Wait. Be patient.The action happens in 'Quantum of Solace.' It just takes some time to get going. About three seconds."

Posted Nov 17, 2008

Linda Cook

27 77%

Role Models (2008)

"Do we really need another raunchy, potty-mouthed adults-only comedy? Well, if that film is "Role Models," then the answer is a resounding "Yes!" Cleverly written around a formula, it's the details that make this movie so funny and fresh."

Posted Nov 9, 2008

Linda Cook

28 64%

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

"'Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" gets back its roots ... at least, the animals do."

Posted Nov 9, 2008

Linda Cook

29 44%

Soul Men (2008)

"This isn't the perfect buddy flick, but "Soul Men" is a perfectly acceptable tribute to the late Bernie Mack, a talented comedian/actor who died too soon."

Posted Nov 9, 2008

Linda Cook

30 59%

RocknRolla (2008)

"A complex, violent and fun look at the London underworld, "RocknRolla" is for grownups who like gritty action and complex tales."

Posted Nov 9, 2008

Linda Cook

31 3%

The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)

"A watered-down version of prior, better films, 'The Haunting of Molly Hartley' is as dumb as a box of Halloween candy."

Posted Nov 9, 2008

Linda Cook

32 63%

Changeling (2008)

"What, you may ask, is a "Changeling?""

Posted Nov 9, 2008

Linda Cook

33 65%

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

"Is there a more honest title for a film than "Zack and Miri Make a Porno"?"

Posted Nov 9, 2008

Linda Cook

34 35%

Pride and Glory (2008)

"I'm not sure how many times the F bomb gets dropped, but it's more than you'll hear it in the average R-rated drama."

Posted Oct 29, 2008

Linda Cook

35 12%

Saw V (2008)

"Yes, it's more of the same. But if you've been 'Saw'-ing away for the last four years, why not take in 'Saw V?'"

Posted Oct 29, 2008

Linda Cook

36 65%

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

"Sometimes, it's what a movie ISN'T that makes it worthwhile."

Posted Oct 29, 2008

Linda Cook

37 ——

On the Other Hand, Death (2008)

"Private eye Donald Strachey is every bit as sarcastic, snappy and smart as ever."

Posted Oct 29, 2008

Linda Cook

38 54%

Choke (2008)

"Chuck Palahniuk is a cult figure.He's the writer of, among other things, "Fight Club," which became a cult film if ever there was one. Palahniuk's writings are hilarious at times, disturbing at others, always adult and, more often than not, involve some k"

Posted Oct 23, 2008

Linda Cook

39 30%

Nights in Rodanthe (2008)

"You know,s ometimes a movie is worth it just because of its texture."

Posted Oct 23, 2008

Linda Cook

40 26%

Eagle Eye (2008)

"Oh, come ON."

Posted Oct 23, 2008

Linda Cook

41 53%

City of Ember (2008)

"The best family movie you never heard of is waiting for you to discover it."

Posted Oct 23, 2008

Linda Cook

42 54%

Body of Lies (2008)

"'Body of Lies' is an adults-only story about espionage and the politics of war."

Posted Oct 23, 2008

Linda Cook

43 58%

Quarantine (2008)

"Good Halloween-type fun for the fans of adult thrillers, 'Quarantine' is a cleverly done scare flickt aht will keep you wondering who's going to get it next."

Posted Oct 23, 2008

Linda Cook

44 46%

Sex Drive (2008)

"Move over, Judd Apatow. There's a new comedy sheriff in town."

Posted Oct 23, 2008

Linda Cook

45 59%

W. (2008)

"If you are a fan of George W. Bush, you're going to more fond of him than ever. If you are not a fan of George W. Bush, you're going to be surprised at how sympathatic his character appears in Oliver Stones' 'W.'"

Posted Oct 23, 2008

Linda Cook

46 58%

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

"Well, you'd have to expect a movie with the name 'The Secret Life of Bees' to be overly sweet, wouldn't you?"

Posted Oct 23, 2008

Linda Cook

47 16%

Max Payne (2008)

"As revenge films go, 'Max Payne' is a little less than average."

Posted Oct 23, 2008

Linda Cook

48 61%

The Duchess (2008)

"If you love stories with powdered wigs and scandal, you won't want to miss "The Duchess.""

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Linda Cook

49 61%

The Express (2008)

"Audiences of all ages already are cheering "Express," the newest sports movie that provides not only a biography of Ernie Davis but also a look at how the color barrier was broken on the football field."

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Linda Cook

50 36%

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People (2008)

""How to Lose Friends and Alienate People" is an average romantic comedy that's simply serviceable."

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Linda Cook

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