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Quad City Times (Davenport, IA)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 43%

Blindness (2008)

"I'm not sure whether "Blindness" is the most hopeful movie I've ever seen, or the most depressing."

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Linda Cook

2 59%

Flash of Genius (2008)

"You may find yourself staring at your windshield wipers in fascination after you see "Flash of Genius," whichi s based on the real-life story of a "little guy" who went up against a corporation."

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Linda Cook

3 69%

Religulous (2008)

"This is either going to offend you or make you laugh out loud. At times, it may do both."

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Linda Cook

4 11%

An American Carol (2008)

"There's a good idea for a movie here: Someone considered poking fun at liberal filmmaker Michael Moore. The only problem with 'An American Carol' is that it's not funny."

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Linda Cook

5 76%

Appaloosa (2008)

"For those of you who yearn for Westerns like "3:10 to Yuma" and "Tombstone," here's another one you should reach for."

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Linda Cook

6 74%

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

"Here's the new generation's "Before Sunrise.""

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Linda Cook

7 41%

Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008)

"Awwww, chihuahua!"

Posted Oct 10, 2008

Linda Cook

8 34%

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

"Full of cliches and the very stereotypes against which director Spike Lee rails, "Miracle at St. Anna" is a television movie that's far below the capabilities of one of the most talented living film directors."

Posted Oct 5, 2008

Linda Cook

9 85%

Ghost Town (2008)

"More of a romantic fantasy than a romantic comedy, "Ghost Town" may well prove to be the movie of the year for Those Who Believe."

Posted Sep 27, 2008

Linda Cook

10 36%

Igor (2008)

"What a strange little movie is "Igor!""

Posted Sep 27, 2008

Linda Cook

11 14%

My Best Friend's Girl (2008)

"Mean, crass and tasteless, "My Best Friend's Girl" is only pretending to be a romantic comedy."

Posted Sep 27, 2008

Linda Cook

12 45%

Lakeview Terrace (2008)

"Your annoying neighbor stories don't hold a candle to this tale of suspense in 'Lakeview Terrace,' a thriller from Neil LaBute."

Posted Sep 27, 2008

Linda Cook

13 40%

Fireproof (2008)

"If you've never heard of "Fireproof," that could mean you are not a member of a faith-based community. On the other hand, it just might mean that you haven't stumbled upon this new release that packed Quad-City theaters over the weekend."

Posted Sep 27, 2008

Linda Cook

14 78%

Burn After Reading (2008)

"You'll even enjoy the characters you hate in "Burn After Reading," the latest from the Academy-Award-winning team of the Coen Brothers.Smart, sophisticated and darkly comic, this is an update on the screwball comedy with about 10 extra twists added to the"

Posted Sep 16, 2008

Linda Cook

15 19%

Righteous Kill (2008)

"Here's a mess of a movie that has two things going for it: The star power of its two leads."

Posted Sep 16, 2008

Linda Cook

16 51%

The Family That Preys (2008)

"Well, GOod for Ty,ler Perry. He has invented his own genre of movie."

Posted Sep 16, 2008

Linda Cook

17 13%

The Women (2008)

"There is no need for this film."

Posted Sep 16, 2008

Linda Cook

18 10%

Proud American (2008)

"Unashamedly sentimental, with nary a big star to its name, "Proud American" is an uplifting documentary about hard work and choosing the right path."

Posted Sep 16, 2008

Linda Cook

19 9%

Bangkok Dangerous (2008)

"One night in Bangkok makes a hard critic %u2026 well, not humble, so much as bored."

Posted Sep 6, 2008

Linda Cook

20 6%

Babylon A.D. (2008)

"You know what? I like Vin Diesel. And I'm glad to see he's back in action movies instead of junk like "The Pacifier."It's a shame that this isn't the movie it could be."

Posted Aug 31, 2008

Linda Cook

21 1%

Disaster Movie (2008)

"Consider the word 'putrid.' If I had an online personal dictionary, the films of Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer would link to my definition of that word."

Posted Aug 31, 2008

Linda Cook

22 5%

College (2008)

"Crass, ugly and mean-spirited, 'College' is so lowbrow that it makes 'Porky's' look like 'Casablanca.'"

Posted Aug 31, 2008

Linda Cook

23 63%

Traitor (2008)

"Talented actor Don Cheadle brings yet another angst-driven character to life in 'Traitor,' a looka t the question of whether the means ever justifies the end in killing."

Posted Aug 31, 2008

Linda Cook

24 62%

Hamlet 2 (2008)

"Anyone who has ever been involved in amateur theater, or for that matter who has been involved with anyone involved in amateur theater, will applaud 'Hamlet 2.'"

Posted Aug 31, 2008

Linda Cook

25 41%

The Rocker (2008)

""The Rocker" is a likeable but sometimes awkward comedy about a likeable, awkward musician."

Posted Aug 21, 2008

Linda Cook

26 83%

Tropic Thunder (2008)

"It's official: Summer is the season for adult comedies, too."

Posted Aug 13, 2008

Linda Cook

27 64%

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

"Packed with emotions and the angst of growing up, "The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2" fits an older audience than the first movie."

Posted Aug 9, 2008

Linda Cook

28 68%

Pineapple Express (2008)

"It's HIGH-larious."

Posted Aug 6, 2008

Linda Cook

29 38%

Swing Vote (2008)

"This gentle, philosophical movie gets my vote for an entertaining pre-election thought-provoker."

Posted Aug 3, 2008

Linda Cook

30 13%

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

"When a script stoops low enough to involve yak vomit as the focus of a joke, that should be a red flag to the studio that it might be a good idea to hold off on production."

Posted Aug 3, 2008

Linda Cook

31 55%

Step Brothers (2008)

"I must dedicate this review to my friend Debbie. Because over the years, she and I have had many conversations about the real-life "man boys" we have known."

Posted Jul 26, 2008

Linda Cook

32 32%

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008)

"Oh, X-Philes, woe is us."

Posted Jul 26, 2008

Linda Cook

33 34%

Space Chimps (2008)

"You won't go ape over 'Space Chimps.' But it won't hurt your kids to monkey around with this for 90 minutes."

Posted Jul 19, 2008

Linda Cook

34 19%

Meet Dave (2008)

"Unless you're a die-hard Eddie Murphy fan, there's no reason for you to 'Meet Dave,' a substandard comedy that should have gone straight to DVD."

Posted Jul 19, 2008

Linda Cook

35 61%

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

"There's no doubt about it: The 3-D special effects steal the show from the human performers in 'Journey to the Center of the Earth,' a family film that's a fun adventure."

Posted Jul 19, 2008

Linda Cook

36 87%

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

"Is this fun? Hellboy, yeah!"

Posted Jul 19, 2008

Linda Cook

37 54%

Mamma Mia! (2008)

"Trust Dr. Cook on this one: You're going to walk out of "Mamma Mia!" with an ear worm."

Posted Jul 19, 2008

Linda Cook

38 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"No wonder people were lined up long before midnight for the first showing."

Posted Jul 19, 2008

Linda Cook

39 78%

Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)

"There I sat, alone in the dark, trying to figure out why no one else was in the theater for "Kit Kittredge: An American Girl.""

Posted Jul 4, 2008

Linda Cook

40 41%

Hancock (2008)

""Hancock" is a mess of a movie, a bizarre combination, believe it or not, of "My Super Ex-Girlfriend" and "Breaking the Waves.""

Posted Jul 2, 2008

Linda Cook

41 51%

Get Smart (2008)

"Yes, there are a lot of us baby boomers who will want to see "Get Smart" for the nostalgia factor.And a lot of us will wish we'd watched re-runs instead."

Posted Jun 27, 2008

Linda Cook

42 14%

The Love Guru (2008)

"So sari, Mike Myers. Your spoof of "Bollywood" stinks."

Posted Jun 27, 2008

Linda Cook

43 67%

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

"This is great summer fun that sets the stage for a return of this character and more Marvel icons. It's yet another monster hit."

Posted Jun 15, 2008

Linda Cook

44 17%

The Happening (2008)

"Ouch. 'Lady in the Water' was a dud. And for its ghastliness, filmmaker M. Night Shyamalan took one to the chin. He got back up again, though, to make 'The Happening.'This one's gonna hurt."

Posted Jun 15, 2008

Linda Cook

45 87%

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

"At first I growled at the panda."

Posted Jun 11, 2008

Linda Cook

46 37%

You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

"When I think of movies that have a locker-room mentality I think of movies like this one, another sleazy, dirty-minded offering from Adam Sandler."

Posted Jun 11, 2008

Linda Cook

47 45%

The Strangers (2008)

"I don't remember hearing young women scream like this in a theater since I saw "Double Jeopardy" some years back in a packed auditorium."

Posted Jun 3, 2008

Linda Cook

48 50%

Sex and the City (2008)

"The fans will (designer) label "Sex and the City" a hit this weekend."

Posted May 29, 2008

Linda Cook

49 78%

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

"It's what we've been Jones-ing for. For 19 years, in fact."

Posted May 25, 2008

Linda Cook

50 ——

Shoshelet Schwartz (Schwartz Dynasty) (2005)

"A true dramedy that combines drama with subtle humor, "The Schwartz Dynasty" is a contemporary Israeli film that's a character study of a family and also a look at the traditions of the Orthodox Jews."

Posted May 20, 2008

Linda Cook

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