Tolucan Times

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 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

2 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

3 93%

Looper (2012)

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

Posted Oct 6, 2012

Tony Medley

4 81%

Pitch Perfect (2012)

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

Posted Oct 6, 2012

Tony Medley

5 34%

The Oranges (2012)

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

Posted Oct 6, 2012

Tony Medley

6 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

7 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

8 50%

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

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 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

13 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

14 41%

Little White Lies (2012)

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

Posted Aug 24, 2012

Tony Medley

15 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

16 30%

Total Recall (2012)

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

Posted Aug 16, 2012

Tony Medley

17 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

18 56%

Nuit #1 (2012)

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

Posted Aug 11, 2012

Tony Medley

19 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

20 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

21 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

22 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

23 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

24 51%

Savages (2012)

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

Posted Jul 13, 2012

Tony Medley

25 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

26 68%

Ted (2012)

"Ted is as far from its precursor Alf as Texas Chain Saw Massacre is from The Sound of Music."

Posted Jul 8, 2012

Tony Medley

27 73%

The Amazing Spider-Man (2012)

"A different director, Marc Webb, and different stars Emma Stone, in an exceptional, captivating performance, and Andrew Garfield make this iteration worth seeing. "

Posted Jul 1, 2012

Tony Medley

28 55%

People Like Us (2012)

"...wonderful acting by Banks, Pine, D'Addario, and Pfeiffer complement the the excellence and tenderness of the story."

Posted Jul 1, 2012

Tony Medley

29 56%

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World (2012)

"...a romcom without the com, and not a lot of rom."

Posted Jun 27, 2012

Tony Medley

30 83%

Your Sister's Sister (2012)

"...chick flick city...a ménage à trois-lite...agonizing to watch poor Emily Blunt laugh uproariously at contrived, slice of life conversation made with her sister"

Posted Jun 21, 2012

Tony Medley

31 41%

Rock of Ages (2012)

"Overflowing with poor taste, without even one likeable character, the music isn't enough to make it worthwhile."

Posted Jun 18, 2012

Tony Medley

32 70%

Men in Black III (2012)

"Not nearly as silly as the others, the time warp gimmick works."

Posted Jun 8, 2012

Tony Medley

33 82%

Nobody Else But You (2012)

" entertaining film that starts out as a mystery and turns into a thought-provoking roman à clef."

Posted Jun 5, 2012

Tony Medley

34 48%

Snow White and the Huntsman (2012)

"A dark film, Thereon's sparkling performance overshadows Stewart's lackluster effort."

Posted Jun 4, 2012

Tony Medley

35 88%

Pink Ribbons, Inc. (2012)

"an outrageous film glorifying unreasonable, ill-informed women criticizing huge charitable contributions from corporations because the corporations' alleged motives are not sufficiently pure."

Posted Jun 1, 2012

Tony Medley

36 75%

The Intouchables (2012)

"...a laugh out loud love story between two completely dissimilar heterosexual men...the directors do a terrific job of maintaining the pace so it flows seamlessly. "

Posted May 25, 2012

Tony Medley

37 34%

Battleship (2012)

"Terrific! Fantastic special effects highlight this high-tension film of ordinary mortals who can die if things go wrong in a fight to the finish against aliens."

Posted May 19, 2012

Tony Medley

38 37%

Dark Shadows (2012)

"Not that funny, but worth seeing mostly due to Depp's performance."

Posted May 14, 2012

Tony Medley

39 92%

Marvel's The Avengers (2012)

"Nothing but 2:20 of special effects and ridiculous's like all the superheroes are trying out at the Improv to see who can give the best one-liner, and none of them do."

Posted May 6, 2012

Tony Medley

40 57%

Safe (2012)

"...the tension drives the film and the stunts are impressive,...the bad guys are really hateful, which makes their comeuppance from Statham all the more satisfying."

Posted Apr 29, 2012

Tony Medley

41 92%

Headhunters (2012)

"...a first-class thriller with tension-enhancing music and Hitchcockian-quality cinematography highlighted by a sparkling performance by Aksel Hennie."

Posted Apr 29, 2012

Tony Medley

42 23%

The Raven (2012)

"...a semi-gothic horror story so bizarre that it doesn't leave one speculating on the thesis because it's clearly nonsense."

Posted Apr 29, 2012

Tony Medley

43 63%

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

"Blunt shines once again in this sweet love story,...a film of surprising depth, getting into the nitty gritty of a relationship that seems realistic, but it's far too long."

Posted Apr 29, 2012

Tony Medley

44 43%

American Reunion (2012)

"...the funny parts barely outweigh the raunchy parts and the feel good ending is appropriate, if hackneyed."

Posted Apr 19, 2012

Tony Medley

45 95%

Marley (2012)

"You get to know Bob Marley, and that's terrific, but you don't get to know his music because it's only revealed in short clips, and that's a shame."

Posted Apr 16, 2012

Tony Medley

46 84%

The Hunger Games (2012)

"An entertaining adventure, but while director Gary Ross gets terrific performances from Tucci, Banks, Harrelson, and Lawrence, he drags it out far longer than the story requires."

Posted Mar 31, 2012

Tony Medley

47 25%

Wrath of the Titans (2012)

"...nothing but mindless special effects."

Posted Mar 30, 2012

Tony Medley

48 49%

Mirror Mirror (2012)

"Although the production design and costumes are terrific, this intended to be humorous retelling of the classic fairy tale is more tedious than funny."

Posted Mar 30, 2012

Tony Medley

49 79%

The Deep Blue Sea (2012)

"About the only positive things about this dark film and its abstruse ending are that the acting is very good and the ambience is fittingly depressing. "

Posted Mar 22, 2012

Tony Medley

50 85%

21 Jump Street (2012)

"This is a fine screwball comedy in the old tradition...Ice Cube had me laughing out loud as the profane, angry boss of Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum."

Posted Mar 16, 2012

Tony Medley

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