Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 79%

Humpday (2009)

"Ben (Mark Duplass) and Andrew (Joshua Leonard) are two college friends whose lives have taken very different paths. While Andrew's gone globetrotting, Ben settles down with a wife (Alycia Delmore) and a white picket fence. When Andrew shows up at Ben's do"

Posted Jul 9, 2009

Rick Mele

2 97%

The Hurt Locker (2009)

"Departing from archetypes set by WWII and Vietnam movies, Bigelow's tough-as-nails film develops its own signature. It's not a message movie, but a tactile experience. It feels gritty, real and current."

Posted Jun 25, 2009

Radheyan Simonpillai

3 44%

The Proposal (2009)

"At every turn where The Proposal could have seemingly gone in a less obvious direction, it just puts on the blinders and forges ahead with the cliches of this genre."

Posted Jun 18, 2009

Rick Mele

4 14%

Year One (2009)

"Need your fix of Black and Cera? We recommend renting School of Rock and Superbad instead of heading to the theater for this one."

Posted Jun 18, 2009

Rick Mele

5 98%

The Conversation (1974)

"Coppola shows off his arty aspirations by doing for audio technology what Antonioni did for photography. But The Conversation is a different animal entirely, steering clear of the existential dilemmas in Antonioni's film and creating a character pi"

Posted Jun 11, 2009

Radheyan Simonpillai

6 40%

Imagine That (2009)

"There's not much in Imagine That to appeal to critics -- or to anyone with an even marginally cynical disposition. Every A-list funnyman seems contractually obligated to do a high-concept family comedy like this, but it's a lot less fresh this time"

Posted Jun 11, 2009

Rick Mele

7 51%

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3 (2009)

"Director Tony Scott has built a career out of crafting films that have been unabashedly geared toward the testosterone set. It's hard not to admire the R-rated gusto with which Scott has infused this film. It's actually refreshing, in this sanitized, hope"

Posted Jun 10, 2009

David Nusair

8 26%

Land of the Lost (2009)

"On the Ferrell scale, Land of the Lost ranks squarely below Anchorman and leagues above Semi-Pro, landing right in that murky middle-ground Talladega Nights territory. Let your tolerance level for the comedian be your guide. If"

Posted Jun 4, 2009

Rick Mele

9 92%

Drag Me to Hell (2009)

"Sam Raimi returns to his Evil Dead roots with this white-knuckle horror flick that has the ability to scare the pants off you one moment then cause the giggles the next."

Posted May 27, 2009 Staff

10 44%

The Limits of Control (2009)

"[The shots in The Limits of Control are] beautiful to look at, but it all goes nowhere in a movie that's all simulacra -- all form and theory with no substance, like a shiny disco ball that reflects everything but is still empty inside."

Posted May 21, 2009

Radheyan Simonpillai

11 70%

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines (2003)

"Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines is without a doubt the weakest entry in an otherwise beloved trilogy, but let's be honest, T3 was doomed from the very day franchise creator James Cameron decided to pass on it."

Posted May 21, 2009

Rick Mele

12 24%

Little Ashes (2009)

"An intriguing and muddled relationship between three brilliant artists is downgraded into a tedious and lurid art-world soap opera full of convoluted love triangles."

Posted May 21, 2009

Rick Mele

13 37%

Angels & Demons (2009)

"Despite its lofty aspirations, Angels & Demons is no less artificial and forced than the latest Fast & Furious sequel. Different target audience, same motive: easy money."

Posted May 13, 2009

Rick Mele

14 93%

Out of Sight (1998)

"Soderbergh finds the perfect equilibrium between mainstream entertainment and arty panache, lacing this heist movie/romantic comedy with character-motivated time shifting, prominent freeze-frames, a funky soundtrack and an all-around hip vibe."

Posted May 7, 2009

Radheyan Simonpillai

15 95%

Star Trek (2009)

"The other summer tent poles have to stretch mighty high to reach the benchmark set by this soaring and explosive blockbuster. The action never tires in the amped-up Star Trek."

Posted May 6, 2009

Radheyan Simonpillai

16 86%

Heat (1995)

"The director's signature sleek and romantic aesthetic is reason enough to take a seat for this operatic three-hour marathon."

Posted Apr 28, 2009

Radheyan Simonpillai

17 21%

Mutant Chronicles (2008)

"Every guy has watched an action film and wondered when we'd get to the good stuff, but from minute one we're given "the good stuff," but it's just not executed well enough, and the film is too kitschy to really be enjoyed."

Posted Apr 22, 2009 Staff

18 84%

State of Play (2009)

"State of Play is a rare exception to the rule that thrillers are only as good as their twists: it's good almost in spite of its sometimes obvious plot machinations."

Posted Apr 16, 2009

Rick Mele

19 94%

Three Kings (1999)

"It's amazing how much action can be crammed into a movie about a war where most soldiers didn't actually see any action. Three Kings has its fair share of shootouts, none that are merely squeezed in for guilty pleasures. Every shot fired is motivated by c"

Posted Apr 9, 2009

Radheyan Simonpillai

20 51%

Observe and Report (2009)

"Comparisons to the similarly set and massively popular Paul Blart: Mall Cop will inevitably pop up, but where the Kevin James comedy played things broad and safe, Hill's latest is anything but. Unlikable characters, gratuitous male nudity, a dry and somet"

Posted Apr 8, 2009

Rick Mele

21 89%

Adventureland (2009)

"The '80s-centric atmosphere means that viewers over a certain age will probably connect to the material to a greater extent than their younger counterparts. In fact, the nostalgia factor might be enough for some people to overlook Adventureland's flaws."

Posted Apr 2, 2009 Staff

22 94%

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

"Visually poetic, darkly humorous, uncompromisingly brutal, and subversive in every way, Full Metal Jacket is easily one of the best war movies without being remotely similar to your standard issue war flick."

Posted Mar 31, 2009

Radheyan Simonpillai

23 96%

Double Indemnity (1944)

"Writer/director Billy Wilder cements all the hallmarks of a style that comes into its own with this wicked and suspenseful portrait of capitalist greed and post-war anxiety."

Posted Mar 26, 2009

Radheyan Simonpillai

24 41%

The Last House on the Left (2009)

"Iliadis knows a little something about mounting dread, as his slick camera work is constantly looking just past the brush for something creepy that may or may not be there. That's about as far as the praise goes for The Last House on the Left."

Posted Mar 13, 2009 Staff

25 16%

Crossing Over (2009)

"Crossing Over has been surrounded by controversy ever since it wrapped up shooting way back in 2007..."

Posted Mar 13, 2009

David Nusair

26 51%

Transporter 2 (2005)

"The original Transporter was a surprise hit in 2002, and this second installment will not disappoint."

Posted Sep 9, 2005 Staff

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