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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 71%

The Crazies (2010)

"This is the movie you wanted Outbreak to be."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

Fred Topel

2 19%

Cop Out (2010)

"If it really mattered to you that Live Free or Die Hard was PG-13, here's your chance to see Bruce Willis say f*** again."

Posted Feb 25, 2010

Fred Topel

3 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"One of the better psychological thrillers of its genre."

Posted Feb 19, 2010

Fred Topel

4 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

"I can forgive that they have to hire a pretty actor to play the lonely single spinster hosting an I Hate Valentine's Day party, but if you're telling the public that you can binge on chocolate and look like that, that's just irresponsible."

Posted Feb 14, 2010

Fred Topel

5 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"The actual Wolfman makeup looks great and you can see the actor through it. His movement as a biped is fantastic. Then they blend it to a silly animated running blur because that's how we roll in modern day visual effects."

Posted Feb 14, 2010

Fred Topel

6 56%

Edge of Darkness (2010)

"Mel delivers on the darkness the title promises. It seems like his most intense performances since Lethal Weapon. I could imagine some of the scenes in this comparing to Riggs' suicide attempt."

Posted Jan 29, 2010

Fred Topel

7 57%

It's Complicated (2009)

"As a dramedy, It's Complicated might work better as a dram than an edy, but it works."

Posted Jan 9, 2010

Fred Topel

8 21%

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel (2009)

"I must be the old stinker. I think that if you're activities cause property damage, you're a vandal. It's not cute to behave irresponsibly if the result is thousands of dollars in repairs. That's just destruction."

Posted Jan 9, 2010

Fred Topel

9 31%

Bitch Slap (2010)

"It twists and twists and twists past the point of reason and logic. Best of all, it doesn't care. It just keeps going."

Posted Jan 9, 2010

Fred Topel

10 66%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"Pretentious, but lovingly so."

Posted Jan 9, 2010

Fred Topel

11 21%

Leap Year (2010)

"Boy, people must really love demanding characters who relate everything to their own wants. They just keep making movies about these people."

Posted Jan 9, 2010

Fred Topel

12 76%

Invictus (2009)

"I don't like important movies anyway. Once you set out to be important, I don't buy it."

Posted Dec 16, 2009

Fred Topel

13 83%

Avatar (2009)

"Some filmmakers have chosen to portray heightened images with technology, but some are just settling for it. James Cameron has stepped in to show them how it's really done."

Posted Dec 16, 2009

Fred Topel

14 85%

Me and Orson Welles (2009)

"The only thing is it's grammatically incorrect. Shouldn't it be Orson Welles and I?"

Posted Dec 5, 2009

Fred Topel

15 91%

Up in the Air (2009)

"I think it's important to note the realities the movie portrays. Racial stereotypes are still true at airports. We want to believe things are better, but they're not. You still have to deal with the way things actually work."

Posted Dec 5, 2009

Fred Topel

16 75%

The Road (2009)

"I could watch my favorite stars gather supplies all day long."

Posted Nov 25, 2009

Fred Topel

17 26%

Ninja Assassin (2009)

"Won't be starting a new ninja craze in Hollywood."

Posted Nov 25, 2009

Fred Topel

18 66%

The Blind Side (2009)

"I believe the real Leigh Anne Tuohy did a wonderful, selfless thing and I told her so when I interviewed her. She deserves a better movie to be made about her."

Posted Nov 20, 2009

Fred Topel

19 28%

The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)

"It never feels as profound as Highlander, and rest assured, Highlander is not my high watermark for metaphorical drama."

Posted Nov 20, 2009

Fred Topel

20 61%

Pirate Radio (The Boat That Rocked) (2009)

"I liked this version so much, I really want to see the longer The Boat That Rocked version. I guess on DVD."

Posted Nov 14, 2009

Fred Topel

21 39%

2012 (2009)

"Primal, not tactful"

Posted Nov 14, 2009

Fred Topel

22 81%

Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009)

"Yes, this was worth doing... His practice is our awesome."

Posted Oct 28, 2009

Fred Topel

23 38%

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009)

"It has promise, but I certainly don't care if they never complete the series as movies."

Posted Oct 23, 2009

Fred Topel

24 49%

Astro Boy (AstroBoy) (2009)

"I don't know how parents are going to feel about taking their kids to see Astro Boy, but I kind of respect where it goes."

Posted Oct 23, 2009

Fred Topel

25 20%

Amelia (2009)

"Near the end though, when they talk about coming home, that almost feels like she's saying, 'Two days to retirement.'"

Posted Oct 23, 2009

Fred Topel

26 35%

New York, I Love You (2009)

"There is only one segment out of the entire series of shorts that I even liked... Everything else is soooo actor-y."

Posted Oct 17, 2009

Fred Topel

27 85%

Black Dynamite (2009)

"The climax is so outrageous I can't believe it. The ending outdoes Inglourious Basterds because it's not even about making a statement. It's just about being crazy, which is what awesome movies should be."

Posted Oct 17, 2009

Fred Topel

28 25%

Law Abiding Citizen (2009)

"This is brilliant exploitation with A-listers. It's not an Oscar movie. It's way cooler because it's not looking for anyone's approval."

Posted Oct 17, 2009

Fred Topel

29 89%

A Serious Man (2009)

"It's really bold to set a movie in the world of Jewish tradition. The people who understand this world will love it, and The Coens can do whatever they want for as few people as they want."

Posted Oct 2, 2009

Fred Topel

30 90%

Zombieland (2009)

"What might happen if Sam Raimi did a zombie movie."

Posted Oct 2, 2009

Fred Topel

31 75%

Capitalism: A Love Story (2009)

"Usually Michael Moore's movies make me appreciate how few real problems I actually have. I can't complain about my lifestyle when people's can't feed their kids or pay their hospital bills. This time, I feel like I'm right there with them."

Posted Sep 29, 2009

Fred Topel

32 84%

Whip It (2009)

"Should we really be rooting for a spry teenager to defeat veteran players 20 years her senior? That doesn't seem like a fair contest, but I guess it was good enough for Rocky Balboa."

Posted Sep 29, 2009

Fred Topel

33 16%

Love Happens (2009)

"I think this country really needs movies like this. People are so freaked out about death of natural causes that they protest against health care. Imagine if they ever had to deal with a tragic death."

Posted Sep 18, 2009

Fred Topel

34 35%

The Burning Plain (2009)

"I'll give it one thing though. This may be serious Charlize, but at least she still shows her boobies."

Posted Sep 18, 2009

Fred Topel

35 42%

Jennifer's Body (2009)

"I appreciate how [Megan Fox] uses her instrument to convey this character. She can be sexy, scary, evil or gross whenever she wants."

Posted Sep 17, 2009

Fred Topel

36 22%

Sorority Row (2009)

"It seems to be the most original slasher movie of the year, quite a fete considering it's a remake."

Posted Sep 12, 2009

Fred Topel

37 7%

Whiteout (2009)

"The most surprising thrill ride of the summer, in that it is adequately thrilling and I didn't expect that."

Posted Sep 11, 2009

Fred Topel

38 8%

Post Grad (2009)

"I know this world of trying to find a job after college. I tried my hand at entertainment journalism, which is crazy. This movie does not represent the humor in the job search. It was laughable what's out there and what I didn't get."

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Fred Topel

39 37%

The Time Traveler's Wife (2009)

"I think the time travel is a metaphor for relationship problems, so it explored that. I just would have rather seen a time travel movie."

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Fred Topel

40 88%

Inglourious Basterds (2009)

"One basterd of a movie... Who wants to hear Quentin Tarantino dialogue in a foreign language, thus having to read it?"

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Fred Topel

41 90%

District 9 (2009)

"Peter Jackson let Neil Blomkamp make his Bad Taste but with all of Jackson's expensive toys."

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Fred Topel

42 48%

Taking Woodstock (2009)

"The most expertly crafted, yet mostly uninvolving, historical music movie."

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Fred Topel

43 63%

Extract (2009)

"People who don't know things try to do things and cause problems for the people who do know stuff. Other people analyze things they don't really know."

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Fred Topel

44 7%

All About Steve (2009)

"It gets into McConaughey territory, worse than The Ugly Truth."

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Fred Topel

45 29%

Gamer (2009)

"A profound assessment of society's dangerous potential, made by people who are part of the problem."

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Fred Topel

46 57%

9 (2009)

"It is really hard to connect with these things... They have arms and legs and heads, but they still feel like yarn balls fighting. WALL-E was a box, but he was a box you could have a beer with."

Posted Sep 9, 2009

Fred Topel

47 13%

The Ugly Truth (2009)

"Exactly the kind of movie He's Just Not That Into You was warning you about."

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Fred Topel

48 22%

G-Force (2009)

"The best original blockbuster of the summer. Just to clarify that demonstrative statement, Star Trek was a reboot/re-imagining/sequel. (500) Days of Summer isn't a blockbuster. It is still better than the other sequel blockbusters."

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Fred Topel

49 64%

Adam (2009)

"The whole movie was at his expense, the usual Hollywood feeling good about itself by portraying the struggles of such a man."

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Fred Topel

50 68%

Funny People (2009)

"It's really two stories, and the first one is better but both are good."

Posted Jul 31, 2009

Fred Topel

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