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KWQC-TV (Iowa)

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

Good Night, And Good Luck (2005)

"What an astonishing, well-made historical drama."

Posted Nov 7, 2005

Linda Cook

2 61%

Jarhead (2005)

"Don't walk in to "Jarhead" and expect to see an editorial for or against war. This isn't that kind of movie."

Posted Nov 7, 2005

Linda Cook

3 36%

Chicken Little (2005)

"Well, it doesn't quite lay an egg. But it's nothing that will make even chicken scratches in the history of Disney, even though it's in 3-D."

Posted Nov 7, 2005

Linda Cook

4 75%

Zathura (2005)

"Here's a space mess that's all show with very little go."

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Linda Cook

5 58%

The Weather Man (2005)

"Does a movie need a plot to move it along? Not necessarily. Look at "Lost in Translation," for example. And "The Weather Man." "

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Linda Cook

6 50%

Prime (2005)

"Well, I'm still not sure why this movie is called "Prime." But regardless of its title, it's an enjoyable, intelligent romantic comedy that has its share of drama, too. "

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Linda Cook

7 26%

The Legend of Zorro (2005)

"Yes, "The Legend of a Zorro" is a cartoon, with bad guys that are oh-so-bad and heroes who are larger than life."

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Linda Cook

8 36%

Saw II (2005)

"If you saw the first "Saw," you'll want to see "Saw II," too."

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Linda Cook

9 17%

Kids in America (2005)

"Even after 18 years of seeing every movie that plays here, I'm still surprised by some films. I even gave this one conflicting ratings."

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Linda Cook

10 68%

North Country (2005)

"Sometimes a story is so timeless that it deserves to be told again. Such a story is "North Country," a fictionalized account of events in the 1980s at a mine in the Midwest."

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Linda Cook

11 27%

Stay (2005)

"OK, all you folks who loved the bizarre "Mulholland Drive" as much as I did. You're in for another mind-boggling, brain-teasing treat. "

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Linda Cook

12 64%

Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005)

"Ah. Here's the family film we've been dreaming of all year long."

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Linda Cook

13 19%

Doom (2005)

"Well...I've seen worse. And that's about the only recommendation I can make for "Doom," yet another movie that's based on a video game."

Posted Nov 2, 2005

Linda Cook

14 19%

Domino (2005)

""Domino" is the latest in the "what were they thinking?" category of movies that should have been documentaries. "

Posted Oct 18, 2005

Linda Cook

15 28%

Elizabethtown (2005)

"What makes fantastic directors sometimes head south...quite literally? "

Posted Oct 18, 2005

Linda Cook

16 4%

The Fog (2005)

"Yes, there's "something in 'The Fog,'" all right. Another weekend of low box office proceeds and more dismal reviews for yet another unnecessary, poorly made remake."

Posted Oct 18, 2005

Linda Cook

17 62%

Proof (2005)

"Here's an interesting, sometimes frustrating, film about who really wrote a mathematical proof and how it affects those involved in the mystery."

Posted Oct 13, 2005

Linda Cook

18 22%

Two For the Money (2005)

"I don't know what this film should have been called, but I think that the title "Two for the Money" is misleading."

Posted Oct 13, 2005

Linda Cook

19 32%

The Gospel (2005)

"Here's a dramatic version of a familiar story with a contemporary spin and fantastic music. "

Posted Oct 13, 2005

Linda Cook

20 31%

Waiting (2005)

"Ew. "Waiting" longs to shock its audience. And does."

Posted Oct 13, 2005

Linda Cook

21 75%

In Her Shoes (2005)

"If you want a light-and-breezy romantic comedy, this isn't it."

Posted Oct 13, 2005

Linda Cook

22 95%

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005)

"This film, my dears, is not a curse. It is a blessing."

Posted Oct 13, 2005

Linda Cook

23 87%

A History of Violence (2005)

"A History of Violence is a fine movie that simply is too intense for many viewers."

Posted Oct 11, 2005

Linda Cook

24 21%

Into the Blue (2005)

"If you want your beefcake and cheesecake served up against an ocean setting, you'll get "Into the Blue," a decent thriller with lots of skin, sharks and sun."

Posted Oct 7, 2005

Linda Cook

25 60%

Oliver Twist (2005)

"Why, oh why, wasn't this movie released at Christmas time?"

Posted Oct 7, 2005

Linda Cook

26 82%

Serenity (2005)

"I don't remember the last time I just sat and enjoyed the ride of a terrific movie. "

Posted Oct 7, 2005

Linda Cook

27 56%

Just Like Heaven (2005)

"It took me about 45 minutes into "Just Like Heaven" to figure out just exactly what it is: A contemporary retelling of "Sleeping Beauty." "

Posted Oct 7, 2005

Linda Cook

28 61%

Lord of War (2005)

"Here's an interesting dramatic film that's looking for a demographic."

Posted Oct 7, 2005

Linda Cook

29 98%

Murderball (2005)

"We are all so fragile. And we are all so strong. "

Posted Oct 7, 2005

Linda Cook

30 62%

The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

"I'm going to bet that Bill Paxton loves golf. Because, despite his deftly directed "Frailty," "The Greatest Game Ever Played" rolls all over the place. "

Posted Oct 7, 2005

Linda Cook

31 22%

Cry Wolf (2005)

"Here's a little movie that should have thriller aficionados licking their chops. "

Posted Oct 7, 2005

Linda Cook

32 83%

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005)

"Arise, you Tim Burton fans! His genius walks (animatedly) among us!"

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Linda Cook

33 64%

Roll Bounce (2005)

"Did I ever have fun at "Roll Bounce!""

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Linda Cook

34 38%

Flightplan (2005)

"Strange. "Tim Burton's Corpse Bride" takes off. "Flightplan" stinks. You'd think it would be the other way around."

Posted Sep 27, 2005

Linda Cook

35 31%

The Longest Yard (2005)

"Never have I seen a movie so unashamedly aimed at demographics."

Posted Sep 20, 2005

Linda Cook

36 53%

An Unfinished Life (2005)

"Lasse Hallström, who also directed the amazing "The Cider House Rules," has created a film that takes its time, that allows you savor it rather than gulp it down."

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Linda Cook

37 88%

Broken Flowers (2005)

"I'm not sure how to define an art film any more. But I do know that Jim Jarmusch's latest, "Broken Flowers,' is an art film, and it's out-arted itself right out of an ending."

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Linda Cook

38 11%

The Man (2005)

"Whenever I see cruddy movies such as "The Man," I figured that the actors either owed somebody a favor or signed a contract. "

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Linda Cook

39 45%

The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005)

"Well, where do I start with a movie about an exorcism thats actually a courtroom drama?"

Posted Sep 13, 2005

Linda Cook

40 84%

The Constant Gardener (2005)

" "The Constant Gardener" fairly blooms with award potential in a lush, serious romance that's also a political thriller."

Posted Sep 3, 2005

Linda Cook

41 79%

The Aristocrats (2005)

"So this man walks into this talent agent's office...wait a minute. I can't even begin to think about telling The Joke."

Posted Sep 3, 2005

Linda Cook

42 6%

Underclassman (2005)

"Why, oh why, would Nick Cannon, star of the perfectly marvelous (but too-little seen) "Drumline" star in this tasteless mess? Did success go to this young actor's head? "

Posted Sep 3, 2005

Linda Cook

43 6%

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

"What number is less than zero?"

Posted Sep 3, 2005

Linda Cook

44 51%

Transporter 2 (2005)

"Neither of "The Transporter" films, well, move me."

Posted Sep 3, 2005

Linda Cook

45 11%

The Cave (2005)

"Movies such as "The Cave" are one of the reasons that box office proceeds are plummeting in record numbers. "

Posted Aug 29, 2005

Linda Cook

46 38%

The Brothers Grimm (2005)

" would be too easy to make a pun out of the title "The Brothers Grimm," because its a fair description of the atmosphere of the film itself. "

Posted Aug 29, 2005

Linda Cook

47 31%

Valiant (2005)

"Here's a not-so-valiant attempt to recreate the charm of "Shrek.""

Posted Aug 22, 2005

Linda Cook

48 79%

Red Eye (2005)

""Red-Eye" is a movie worth staying up for. "

Posted Aug 22, 2005

Linda Cook

49 85%

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

"And here I thought this movie had a dumb-sounding title. Despite that, "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" is a hilarious sex comedy that's smart, charming and sweet. "

Posted Aug 22, 2005

Linda Cook

50 9%

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo (2005)

"Rob Schneider serves up a veritable buffet of tastelessness in "Deuce Bigalow: European Gigalo." "

Posted Aug 16, 2005

Linda Cook

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