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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 71%

Alien Autopsy (2006)

"Why did it take four years to get a release in the States?"

Posted Sep 27, 2010

James O'Ehley

2 ——

The Last Sentinel (2007)

"In one scene Wilson swims in what logically must be knee-deep water!"

Posted Aug 17, 2010

James O'Ehley

3 60%

Forbidden World (Mutant) (1982)

"At certain points you'd be forgiven for thinking that you're watching a soft-core flick. "

Posted Aug 5, 2010

James O'Ehley

4 36%

Galaxy of Terror (Mindwarp: An Infinity of Terror) (Planet of Horrors) (Quest) (1981)

"A certain James Cameron (you may have heard of him) worked as production designer on this cheap 1981 Alien rip-off, now on DVD and Blu-ray for the first time."

Posted Aug 4, 2010

James O'Ehley

5 82%

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

"It is is about as realistic as a Tom & Jerry cartoon, but then again, this is a Die Hard movie . . ."

Posted Nov 8, 2007

James O'Ehley

6 53%

Across the Universe (2007)

"A movie made by Beatles obsessives, for Beatles obsessives . . ."

Posted Oct 9, 2007

James O'Ehley

7 87%

The Lookout (2007)

"Nowadays it is actually refreshing to get a crime thriller that doesn't try to be Pulp Fiction . . ."

Posted Oct 1, 2007

James O'Ehley

8 90%

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

"Sure, watching The Simpsons Movie is like watching a longer-than-average episode of The Simpsons. And your problem is?"

Posted Jul 24, 2007

James O'Ehley

9 57%

Transformers (2007)

"Be sure to have some headache pills handy when you go see Transformers. While it may not necessarily be the best action movie of the year, it is definitely the loudest and you're sure to walk out of the cinemas with a throbbing headache . . ."

Posted Jul 13, 2007

James O'Ehley

10 22%

Barnyard (2006)

"The whole udder issue is discussed on the DVD's audio commentary track."

Posted Jun 25, 2007

James O'Ehley

11 40%

Shrek the Third (2007)

"In less than three weeks on the American cinema circuit Shrek the Third has grossed a whopping $258 million! No wonder a Shrek 4 "prequel" and a Puss in Boots (starring only you-know-who) spin-off is already in the works for 2010 . . ."

Posted Jun 6, 2007

James O'Ehley

12 41%

No Reservations (2007)

"Even though it is a romantic comedy, there is too much miserableness going round for the film to be truly enjoyable."

Posted May 24, 2007

James O'Ehley

13 45%

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007)

"You sometimes need a flow chart to figure out who is doing what to whom and why in the third - and final (?) - Pirates of the Caribbean film . . ."

Posted May 22, 2007

James O'Ehley

14 88%

Who Killed the Electric Car? (2006)

"Contrary to popular belief the electric car wasn't killed by the oil industry - it committed suicide . . ."

Posted May 10, 2007

James O'Ehley

15 93%

An Inconvenient Truth (2006)

"Reminded me of Kurt Vonnegut's dictum that mankind's epitaph one day will be 'we could have saved ourselves, but we were too lazy and cheap to do so' . . ."

Posted May 10, 2007

James O'Ehley

16 50%

Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)

"While Mr. Bean's buffoonery and incessant mugging may grate on adult sensibilities, the truth is that kids will go gaga over his clownish antics."

Posted Mar 20, 2007

James O'Ehley

17 16%

The Last Legion (2007)

"Once you accept The Last Legion for what it is, namely a Saturday adventure matinee show aimed at impressionable 10-year-old boys, then you'll have a passable time at the cinema . . . Sort of."

Posted Mar 14, 2007

James O'Ehley

18 83%

As It Is in Heaven (Så som i himmelen) (2004)

"Not a movie for cynics."

Posted Mar 13, 2007

James O'Ehley

19 55%

Marie Antoinette (2006)

"Marie Antoinette - based on you know who's life - has been voted by us here at SA Movie & DVD as the movie most likely to disappoint audiences this year . . ."

Posted Mar 12, 2007

James O'Ehley

20 75%

Catch a Fire (2006)

"Actually serves as little else but agitprop for South Africa's ruling party . . ."

Posted Jan 10, 2007

James O'Ehley

21 69%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"Middle-aged angst - and not the mystery of Reeves' unsolved death - lies at the heart of Hollywoodland."

Posted Jan 10, 2007

James O'Ehley

22 69%

Babel (2006)

"When bad things happen to stupid people, are we supposed to care?"

Posted Jan 8, 2007

James O'Ehley

23 72%

Flushed Away (2006)

"Any movie designed for kids that wantonly throws around Kafka gags gets my vote."

Posted Dec 15, 2006

James O'Ehley

24 97%

The Queen (2006)

"Even if your sentiments runs to "the French got it right in 1789" variety when it comes to the British monarchy, The Queen makes for hypnotic viewing . . ."

Posted Dec 14, 2006

James O'Ehley

25 62%

Blood Diamond (2006)

"While DiCaprio doesn't always the accent right, he at least gets the character spot on."

Posted Dec 13, 2006

James O'Ehley

26 32%

Click (2006)

"What is surprising about Adam Sandler's latest comedy is that it still works despite its uneven tone and - while it is never laugh-out hilarious - makes nonetheless for passable entertainment . . ."

Posted Nov 24, 2006

James O'Ehley

27 48%

Open Season (2006)

"Decidedly average . . ."

Posted Nov 24, 2006

James O'Ehley

28 ——

Conversations on a Sunday Afternoon ()

"Hypnotic."

Posted Oct 13, 2006

James O'Ehley

29 47%

Miami Vice (2006)

"Overlong and dull."

Posted Aug 10, 2006

James O'Ehley

30 80%

Cinderella Man (2005)

"The film wallows in the poverty and degradation of Crowe and his family, which is a real downer for a supposed feel-good movie . . ."

Posted Jul 6, 2006

James O'Ehley

31 21%

Into the Blue (2005)

"Any excuse will do to ogle Jessica Alba's behind . . ."

Posted Jul 6, 2006

James O'Ehley

32 51%

The Family Stone (2005)

"Judging from the DVD cover %u2013 with someone flipping you the bird as they say %u2013 you'd probably be expecting some kind of cheeky comedy, but the movie is in fact nothing of the sort . . ."

Posted Jul 5, 2006

James O'Ehley

33 33%

The Libertine (2006)

"Historical accuracy is a liability instead of an asset in this painfully exact recreation of 1670s London . . ."

Posted Jul 5, 2006

James O'Ehley

34 53%

Wah-Wah (2006)

"Only occasionally successful . . ."

Posted Jun 29, 2006

James O'Ehley

35 74%

Cars (2006)

"Cars is - dare I say it? - a little on the dull side."

Posted Jun 23, 2006

James O'Ehley

36 75%

Over the Hedge (2006)

"An energetic, funny and clever computer-animated movie, just the sort of movie you'd expect the makers of Shrek to come up with . . ."

Posted Jun 23, 2006

James O'Ehley

37 33%

Poseidon (2006)

"Poseidon is all rather well-done and suspenseful - think Titanic, but without the boring romantic bits and you'll know what to expect of the movie."

Posted May 10, 2006

James O'Ehley

38 25%

Dot the I (2003)

"Dot the I is okay-ish until it drops one of those Sixth Sense-style plot twists which negates everything that has gone before it into audiences' laps . . ."

Posted Apr 28, 2006

James O'Ehley

39 56%

Keeping Mum (2006)

"This slight British comedy stars Rowan Atkinson of Mr Bean fame in a rather large role, instead of the cameos he usually gets to play in big screen movies . . ."

Posted Apr 17, 2006

James O'Ehley

40 41%

American Dreamz (2006)

"This comedy by the director of American Pie prefers farce to political satire and broad comedy to incisive social commentary. . ."

Posted Apr 17, 2006

James O'Ehley

41 20%

The Wild (2006)

"Disney's latest is an unoriginal mix of Finding Nemo and Madagascar, but the small children in the audience we saw it with simply didn't care . . ."

Posted Apr 13, 2006

James O'Ehley

42 16%

Underworld: Evolution (2006)

"There isn't much that is new or fresh about Underworld Evolution . . ."

Posted Mar 29, 2006

James O'Ehley

43 76%

Match Point (2005)

"Lugubriously slow and inert, Match Point simply drags without those customary Woody Allen one-liners . . ."

Posted Mar 29, 2006

James O'Ehley

44 61%

Hostel (2006)

"Hostel is depraved, sick and disgusting - which means teenagers should love it."

Posted Mar 29, 2006

James O'Ehley

45 4%

The Fog (2005)

"A mediocre remake of a 1980s horror movie of the same name which wasn't that good to begin with."

Posted Feb 22, 2006

James O'Ehley

46 31%

Valiant (2005)

"Will probably keep youngsters entertained for its short 76 minutes running time."

Posted Feb 14, 2006

James O'Ehley

47 46%

Dark Water (2005)

"The gore-free Dark Water tries hard to establish a creepy atmosphere, but instead winds up being slow moving with not much happening."

Posted Feb 14, 2006

James O'Ehley

48 87%

Brokeback Mountain (2005)

"The first quarter of Brokeback Mountain plays like a silent movie version of Waiting of Godot, but starring two Marlboro Men instead of Vladimir and Estragon . . ."

Posted Feb 9, 2006

James O'Ehley

49 61%

Lord of War (2005)

"Unlike most Hollywood movies being made today, Lord of War actually has something to say even though it goes about saying it clumsily . . ."

Posted Feb 8, 2006

James O'Ehley

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