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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 76%

Rocky Balboa (2006)

"Yes, it's corny and manipulative. But wonderfully so."

Posted Dec 14, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

2 89%

Venus (2006)

"He's got it! Yeah, baby, he's got it! Here's your Oscar/Here's Best Actor/The X-factor"

Posted Dec 7, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

3 58%

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006)

"The first Tykwer flick since Run Lola Run that really feels like it delivers on the promise he showed us back then."

Posted Dec 3, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

4 93%

Children of Men (2006)

"Destined to stand alongside such adult-skewing sci-fi as A Clockwork Orange, Blade Runner, and any other seminal dystopian flick you'd care to name."

Posted Dec 3, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

5 29%

Danika (2006)

"It just doesn't really have much to say, and the ending makes what little one does invest in it utterly irrelevant."

Posted Nov 17, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

6 93%

The Lives of Others (2006)

"It's a great, tense story, and doesn't play simple good guy/bad guy...the characters on both sides are human, all giving lip service to a greater ideology that no-one is actually upholding."

Posted Nov 17, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

7 93%

Gwoemul (The Host) (2007)

"Some of the film is a lot of fun. The rest is way too long."

Posted Nov 17, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

8 66%

Wristcutters - A Love Story (2007)

"You just can't go wrong with teenage suicide, road trips, and Tom Waits."

Posted Nov 17, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

9 75%

The Dead Girl (2006)

"The movie's a big step up from BLUE CAR, which had a similar stillness but less to say"

Posted Nov 17, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

10 43%

Re-cycle (Gwai wik) (2008)

"The imagination in some of these sequences is reminiscent of the likes of Jean-Pierre Jeunet and Terry Gilliam, which is why it's a shame the story isn't on the same level."

Posted Nov 17, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

11 61%

Bug (2006)

"This needed to be a more radical adaptation, and it isn't."

Posted Nov 17, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

12 75%

Happy Feet (2006)

"I enjoyed parts of it a lot (the parts with the big carnivores, mostly, and Brittany Murphy's singing). But not enough parts to recommend it as a whole."

Posted Nov 16, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

13 91%

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

"It has great moments, but the scripted aspect of the story, which has Borat travelling cross country to propose to Pamela Anderson, isn't its strongest suit"

Posted Nov 6, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

14 28%

Saw III (2006)

"Jigsaw is the best slasher villain since Freddy Krueger"

Posted Oct 27, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

15 92%

The Devil's Miner (2006)

"A horror movie? Nope -- documentary. Though there is, I think, a good horror movie to be made here."

Posted Oct 25, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

16 21%

Dirty (2006)

"Fisher goes a bit too over the top with a couple of conventions that I wish he'd rein in."

Posted Oct 25, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

17 ——

The Red Shoes (Bunhong Shin) (2005)

"There's some nice style and decent scares here, but at a certain point, I just started wanting them to get on with it."

Posted Oct 25, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

18 ——

Factor 8: The Arkansas Prison Blood Scandal ()

"It's a good thing to bring the world's attention to the scandal, but the movie would be better as a half-hour TV special."

Posted Oct 25, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

19 56%

Fuck (F*ck) (2005)

"Nothing too deep, but what did you expect?"

Posted Oct 25, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

20 21%

Man of the Year (2006)

"Not funny, not timely, not thrilling, and no courage of its own convictions. An embarrassment for all concerned."

Posted Oct 13, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

21 29%

Tideland (2006)

"It's a tough sell for the masses, but cineastes need to watch, as much to see what Gilliam got right as to figure out what he got wrong."

Posted Oct 13, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

22 12%

Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006)

"Most slasher sequels are just lame retreads; this is a retread, but it's well shot and acted, even when the onscreen logic is odd."

Posted Oct 7, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

23 91%

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

"Basically an update of National Lampoon's Vacation, only with less to say -- though it's better than any of the Vacation sequels by far."

Posted Sep 21, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

24 56%

Feast (2005)

"FEAST is no classic, but it's a fun night out."

Posted Sep 21, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

25 48%

Renaissance (2006)

"...one of a very few movies that I'm inclined to say is one of the year's best based on style alone."

Posted Sep 21, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

26 33%

Flyboys (2006)

"The flying sequences are great fun, and there are a lot of them."

Posted Sep 21, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

27 68%

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

"...basically a Sci-Fi channel movie original with better-than-usual actors and a slightly naughtier sense of humor. It never takes itself seriously, and neither should you."

Posted Aug 18, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

28 42%

Palindromes (2004)

"...captures the shifting identity of adolescence, where one day you feel like a glamorous adult, others like a scared child, others still like a grotesquely overweight misfit."

Posted Aug 15, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

29 100%

Sidekick (2005)

"...a lot of fun to watch, and I hope to see those involved continue to grow."

Posted Aug 10, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

30 68%

World Trade Center (2006)

"The one proactive character in the movie is Dave Karnes...THAT'S the guy I want to see a movie about."

Posted Aug 9, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

31 54%

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

"Good things to look at. Not much else, but do you care?"

Posted Jul 6, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

32 76%

Superman Returns (2006)

"This is everything it should be. And if it doesn't work for you, I can't imagine what would."

Posted Jun 20, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

33 40%

Nacho Libre (2006)

"I liked the movie, but I would like it more if NAPOLEON DYNAMITE didn't exist to show how much the same it is."

Posted Jun 17, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

34 25%

The Conrad Boys (2006)

"Somehow, though, the story remains oddly compelling; unlike many first-time directors, Lo isn't over-indulgent and keeps the story tight."

Posted Jun 6, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

35 33%

The Room (1998)

"PLAN 9 FROM OUTER SPACE gave me nowhere near as many belly laughs. Tommy Wiseau is a bit like Shatner or Schwarzenegger before they became self-aware."

Posted Jun 5, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

36 27%

The Omen (2006)

"It really is quite fun, but you can't take it seriously in the least."

Posted Jun 5, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

37 81%

A Prairie Home Companion (2006)

"The whole vibe is a bit like watching your friends put on a show, or in my case, like watching my dad's friends put on a show."

Posted Jun 2, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

38 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"parts of the movie are fun, but a weak villain and a drag-down ending work against it."

Posted May 19, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

39 68%

Hard Candy (2006)

"Brian Nelson's script is tight, but a more ambiguous, evenhanded finale might have been more thought-provoking."

Posted May 19, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

40 91%

United 93 (2006)

"We all know how it ends; the tension is wondering when the characters onscreen will figure out the 9-11 master plan"

Posted May 19, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

41 75%

Over the Hedge (2006)

"kids might have more fun with the DVD, where they will presumably be able to skip directly to the wild & crazy chase scenes, and skip Ben Folds completely."

Posted May 19, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

42 9%

The Postman (1997)

"...wasn't bad for the first two hours, but then kept going another hour"

Posted May 3, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

43 64%

Film Geek (2005)

"For people who know their cinema, I recommend FILM GEEK not just as a comedy, but a cautionary tale as well."

Posted May 3, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

44 ——

Choker (Disturbance) (B.E.I.N.G.) (2004)

"They had the resources and the technical skills to make a good movie here, but they started shooting without a script. Why?"

Posted May 2, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

45 ——

A Coat of Snow ()

"If you want women to yell at you for an hour and a half, there are easier ways to make it happen than watching this flick."

Posted May 2, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

46 ——

Pervert (2005)

"If you don't want to see this movie, I don't know what's wrong with you."

Posted Apr 29, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

47 5%

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)

"It's admittedly gross and poorly scripted, but amiable enough for those who enjoy dumb Southern-fried fun."

Posted Apr 29, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

48 89%

The District (Nyocker!) (2004)

"This is simply the most ground-breaking movie I've seen all year."

Posted Apr 29, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

49 73%

a/k/a Tommy Chong (2006)

"The movie's value varies according to how much of the story you already know."

Posted Apr 29, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

50 76%

The Puffy Chair (2005)

"consistently very funny"

Posted Apr 29, 2006

Luke Y. Thompson

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