Tolucan Times

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 46%

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"Stallone still mumbles the lines, but his timing is pretty good and the jokes are well done. Violent as the film is, the special effects and stunts are impressive, especially the ax fight at the end."

Posted Feb 9, 2013

Tony Medley

2 37%

Stand Up Guys (2013)

" watch Al Pacino overact with such a deficient script and lackluster directing is agony no moviegoer should be required to endure."

Posted Feb 9, 2013

Tony Medley

3 19%

Identity Thief (2013)

"Laugh out loud funny with bravura performances by Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman and a terrific supporting cast."

Posted Feb 8, 2013

Tony Medley

4 41%

Parker (2013)

"Implausibly violent and burdened by the pace destroying presence of Jennifer Lopez, it's still an entertaining addition to the vengeance genre, thanks to Statham."

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Tony Medley

5 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"There are so many factual errors that the movie comes across as little more than a cartoon, a pity because the Mickey Cohen era, told accurately, could make a terrific film."

Posted Jan 14, 2013

Tony Medley

6 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"...a touching monument to familial love...the acting by Watts, McGregor, and Holland is exceptional. The award-quality filming of the tsunami looks like the real thing."

Posted Dec 28, 2012

Tony Medley

7 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Waltz's performance is so captivating and Tarantino's script and direction so well-paced that I hated to see it end, despite its 165 minute runtime."

Posted Dec 24, 2012

Tony Medley

8 61%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"...a fun, slam bang action movie. But Tom Cruise is not Jack Reacher. If this is to be a series, they need to find someone appropriate for the role."

Posted Dec 23, 2012

Tony Medley

9 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"The decision one has to make is whether it's worth sitting through the first two hours, that provide a fine antidote for insomnia, to see the final 37 minutes."

Posted Dec 23, 2012

Tony Medley

10 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"Even though Apatow still throws in F bombs and childish scenes that would have been better left out, like several of Rudd sitting on the toilet, these do not destroy what is a funny, highly entertaining film."

Posted Dec 21, 2012

Tony Medley

11 65%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"...almost 3 hours watching this would seem to be beyond torture for a normal adult, despite the exceptional production values which comprise the only reason to see it."

Posted Dec 14, 2012

Tony Medley

12 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"Cooper gives a fine performance in a difficult role, but the one who really shines is Lawrence. Beautiful and sexy, she should be up for awards for this one. "

Posted Dec 13, 2012

Tony Medley

13 82%

De rouille et d'os (Rust and Bone) (2012)

"Despite amazing CGI that shows Cotillard convincingly sans legs and terrific acting, this is far too long for what's there."

Posted Dec 7, 2012

Tony Medley

14 75%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"...outstanding acting does not overcome the repugnant prolific profanity and excessive graphic violence."

Posted Nov 30, 2012

Tony Medley

15 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"... a compelling, allegorical adventure, spectacular CG creation of the Bengal Tiger; one of the best films of the year."

Posted Nov 29, 2012

Tony Medley

16 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"While Mirren steals the show (what else is new?), Gervasi does an exceptional job of capturing the ambience of the era and location, and the cast is very good, this is still a bit slow."

Posted Nov 22, 2012

Tony Medley

17 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"The silly setting substantially diminished the enjoyability of an entertaining film with a fine script and terrific acting. Too bad that Wright didn't have enough confidence in the story and his talent to tell it straight up."

Posted Nov 16, 2012

Tony Medley

18 89%

A Royal Affair (2012)

"...sparks fly between Vikander and Mikkelsen in this wonderfully romantic, entertaining political thriller that actually took place in 18th Century Denmark."

Posted Nov 14, 2012

Tony Medley

19 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"...historically laughable, it's so boring it makes one yearn to watch grass grow."

Posted Nov 10, 2012

Tony Medley

20 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"...because of all the mindless action, it's OK as an entertainment even though it's much darker and devoid of the bon mots that highlighted most Bond films."

Posted Nov 8, 2012

Tony Medley

21 78%

Flight (2012)

"Except for the scintillating first half hour on the plane, Blake Edwards told the story of an alcoholic much better in 1962's 'Days of Wine and Roses' with a more realistic, non-Hollywood Ending."

Posted Nov 6, 2012

Tony Medley

22 25%

Fun Size (2012)

"The good news about this film is that it's only 96 minutes long. The bad news is that it is 96 minutes long."

Posted Nov 1, 2012

Tony Medley

23 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

" almost three hours this convoluted film telling six separate tales is too long and, in the end, too preachy. I felt like I should get a T-shirt that said, "I survived Cloud Atlas." "

Posted Oct 29, 2012

Tony Medley

24 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"Despite some pretty silly plot holes, this is a relatively entertaining hour and a half."

Posted Oct 21, 2012

Tony Medley

25 43%

The Paperboy (2012)

"...a trashy movie about trashy people that disdains its plot in order to concentrate on unsympathetic characters, lowlighted by a disgusting scene of mutual masturbation."

Posted Oct 12, 2012

Tony Medley

26 38%

Here Comes the Boom (2012)

"This unfunny exaltation of visual violence with no consequences desensitizes viewers to violence and is particularly inappropriate for children."

Posted Oct 12, 2012

Tony Medley

27 96%

Argo (2012)

"...a taut tale that can keep you on the edge of your seat...Affleck again shows that he is one of the best directors in Hollywood."

Posted Oct 12, 2012

Tony Medley

28 93%

Looper (2012)

"Ingenious with a fine performance by Emily Blunt, but far too much cold-blooded violence."

Posted Oct 6, 2012

Tony Medley

29 81%

Pitch Perfect (2012)

"More annoying than entertaining, the setup scenes and characters are equally ludicrous."

Posted Oct 6, 2012

Tony Medley

30 33%

The Oranges (2012)

"... deep and dark but laugh out loud funny."

Posted Oct 6, 2012

Tony Medley

31 85%

End of Watch (2012)

"Ayer's bias shows an LAPD comprised of immature people straight out of Animal House who can't utter three words without two of them being the F word. That's not the LAPD I know."

Posted Sep 23, 2012

Tony Medley

32 87%

Arbitrage (2012)

"Aided by one of Gere's better performances, rookie Nicholas Jarecki directs with an acute perception of pace which makes this film exceptional."

Posted Sep 23, 2012

Tony Medley

33 51%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"Not a baseball movie, but a fine tale of relationships with outstanding performances by Eastwood, Adams, and Matthew Lillard, as a Machiavellian scout out to torpedo Eastwood."

Posted Sep 22, 2012

Tony Medley

34 70%

Liberal Arts (2012)

"...reminds me of a young Albert Brooks movie . Although not as funny as Brooks at his best, this has depth and complexity. Radnor has an appealing presence, with an easy smile and immense likeability."

Posted Sep 13, 2012

Tony Medley

35 67%

Lawless (2012)

"...brilliantly made...evocative recreation of the time period and location...outstanding performances by Tom Hardy and Guy Pearce."

Posted Aug 30, 2012

Tony Medley

36 26%

2016: Obama's America (2012)

" extremely well-made and well-reasoned examination of who Obama really is, told mainly through Obama himself reading from his book, Dreams From My Father, and interviews with people like Obama's half brother, George Obama, in Kenya."

Posted Aug 29, 2012

Tony Medley

37 49%

Hit & Run (2012)

"Despite some entertaining moments and a nice love story, the ever-present foul language is a big drawback."

Posted Aug 26, 2012

Tony Medley

38 78%

Killer Joe (2012)

"...a clever story ruined by a fight so poorly done it's laughable, and an unbelievably silly but graphic simulated sex scene in the finale."

Posted Aug 26, 2012

Tony Medley

39 41%

Little White Lies (2012)

"At least an hour too long; still, I found it entertaining."

Posted Aug 24, 2012

Tony Medley

40 76%

Premium Rush (2012)

"...lacking characters to care about and with only the whisper of a story, 91 minutes of people riding bicycles at high speed through traffic-laden New York City isn't enough."

Posted Aug 24, 2012

Tony Medley

41 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"...a rip-snorting, nonstop, high tension experience that starts fast and ends faster. "

Posted Aug 16, 2012

Tony Medley

42 55%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"For 100 minutes, this is a slam-bang, humdinger of a movie, which turns into a Perils of Pauline serial, with the story never coming to an end after a mindless, 30-minute chase."

Posted Aug 13, 2012

Tony Medley

43 56%

Nuit #1 (2012)

"Except for the graphic sex, this talkathong is pretty much a drag."

Posted Aug 11, 2012

Tony Medley

44 64%

The Campaign (2012)

"Without all the bad words, this might have had some redeeming value, but Ferrell is so vulgar that it's off-putting and offensive."

Posted Aug 10, 2012

Tony Medley

45 74%

Hope Springs (2012)

"Even though it's sometimes difficult to watch, Streep, Jones, and Carell sparkle. This should be rewarded as one of the best of the year. Taylor is a screenwriter to watch."

Posted Aug 10, 2012

Tony Medley

46 79%

Ruby Sparks (2012)

"Kazan not only gives a charming, emotional performance, her script shows she has dazzling talent as a writer."

Posted Jul 30, 2012

Tony Medley

47 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"...Hans Zimmer's ever-present music and fine perfomances by Hathaway, Caine, and Cotillard keep the tension high throughout its almost 3 hour runtime."

Posted Jul 23, 2012

Tony Medley

48 85%

Easy Money (2012)

"A dark, depressing, but interesting tale marred by too much graphic violence and too many confusing characters."

Posted Jul 16, 2012

Tony Medley

49 51%

Savages (2012)

"...riveting despite graphic brutality. Shows the consequences of the idiocy of keeping marijuana illegal."

Posted Jul 13, 2012

Tony Medley

50 80%

Magic Mike (2012)

"...meanders on and on and on with no place to go, or even pass through, interspersed with enough male pelvic thrusts to last several lifetimes."

Posted Jul 8, 2012

Tony Medley

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