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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 72%

Wah Do Dem (2010)

"Wah do dem? 'Dem a loot, dem a shoot, dem a wail!' in shanty towns as the late Desmond Dekker might say, since the harder they come, they harder they apparently still fall."

Posted Jun 16, 2010

Kam Williams

2 54%

The Killer Inside Me (2010)

"As much The Kisser Inside Me as anything else, the film endlessly alternates between redneck raw sex involving well, bible belts as erotic female necktie foreplay, and elaborate slaughter. And a torture porn carnage inflicted on oddly forgiving females."

Posted Jun 15, 2010

Prairie Miller

3 87%

Reel Injun (2010)

"A powerful, mythbusting documentary which manages to humanize America's unfairly-marginalized indigenous peoples, albeit belatedly."

Posted Jun 13, 2010

Kam Williams

4 47%

The A-Team (2010)

"Escapist summer fare doesn't come any more mindless than this!"

Posted Jun 12, 2010

Kam Williams

5 11%

Killers (2010)

"A boobs 'n biceps fluffy espionage burb romance, helped in no small part by a host of unlikely everyday unneighborly assassins. Though a homicidal Kutcher, recently caught with his pants down as a conniving baby-faced gigolo in Spread, is another matter."

Posted Jun 12, 2010

Prairie Miller

6 91%

Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work (2010)

"A sobering deconstruction of an enduring showbiz career by an introspective icon whose been at it non-stop since '66. "

Posted Jun 12, 2010

Kam Williams

7 71%

The Last Station (2010)

"Plummer as the alleged Tolstoy in question, is a grumpy elder aristocrat presiding over a kinky retro-hippie spiritual commune, where worshipful 19th century Russian groupies of the carnal variety frolic free love style in the Eastern European wilderness."

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Prairie Miller

8 71%

The Last Station (2010)

"Plummer as the alleged Tolstoy in question, is a grumpy elder aristocrat presiding over a kinky retro-hippie spiritual commune, where worshipful 19th century Russian groupies of the carnal variety frolic free love style in the Eastern European wilderness."

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Prairie Miller

9 27%

Remember Me (2010)

"Pattinson divides his time between get-even mating, wall sex and addressing grade school bullying by terrorizing a classroom full of mean girls while tossing their desks around. Which comes off as even scarier than his obsession around sucking necks."

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Prairie Miller

10 27%

Remember Me (2010)

"Pattinson divides his time between get-even mating, wall sex and addressing grade school bullying by terrorizing a classroom full of mean girls while tossing their desks around. Which comes off as even scarier than his obsession around sucking necks."

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Prairie Miller

11 94%

La Nana (The Maid) (2009)

"Is this two-dimensional, emotionally stunted and alienated character truly so lacking in any complexity, fascinating personal and cultural history of her own, or inner life? It seems so, until the workingclass can make their own movies about themselves."

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Prairie Miller

12 94%

La Nana (The Maid) (2009)

"Is this two-dimensional, emotionally stunted and alienated character truly so lacking in any complexity, fascinating personal and cultural history of her own, or inner life? It seems so, until the workingclass can make their own movies about themselves."

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Prairie Miller

13 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"It's as if Greengrass figured we already know the ending, so let's just have some fun chasing down bad guys. Which is no laughing matter, considering: 1.5 million dead Iraqis, over 31,000 US military deaths and 100,000 wounded, and 18 suicides per day."

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Prairie Miller

14 45%

Creation (2010)

"Bettany conveys with poetic intensity and an excruciating anxiety, a man torn by a terrible discovered truth he can hardly bear to acknowledge as he faces public scorn and resentment at home, a kind of second coming of Adam booted out of the Garden."

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Prairie Miller

15 62%

The Lottery (2010)

"An extraordinary expose' illustrating what a crying shame it is that the public schools in the inner cities have degenerated to the point that you have to rely on the luck of the draw for a decent education."

Posted Jun 11, 2010

Kam Williams

16 66%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"An ill-conceived sketch flick which falls flat at every turn."

Posted Jun 10, 2010

Kam Williams

17 42%

Burzynski (2010)

"A bio-pic of Biblical proportions featuring a showdown of Dr. David versus a government Goliath!"

Posted Jun 9, 2010

Kam Williams

18 78%

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Phil Spector (2010)

"A collage of the real life eccentric's unfettered self-expression, while tempered with the agony of the public accusations against him juxtaposed strangely with his personal ecstasy of now legendary musical creations."

Posted Jun 7, 2010

Prairie Miller

19 26%

Finding Bliss (2009)

"A steamy sitcom which could have benefitted immeasurably from less carnality in favor of character development."

Posted Jun 6, 2010

Kam Williams

20 ——

Hung: The Complete First Season (2010)

"A freelance sex trade satire that turns the mating menu on its head from a mercilessly feminist point of view, Hung is a tastefully lascivious descent into male organ endowment for purchase and concurrent vociferous when not voracious female desires."

Posted Jun 6, 2010

Prairie Miller

21 11%

Killers (2010)

"Worth the investment for the cinematic capture of the Southern France backdrops, as well as the badinage between Heigl and Kutcher reminiscent of those classic Doris Day-Rock Hudson exchanges in flicks like Send Me No Flowers. Send Me No Hit Men!"

Posted Jun 5, 2010

Kam Williams

22 58%

TiMER (2010)

"While sex and science fiction make for strange bedfellows, TiMER takes up this peculiar but intriguing hybrid challenge, perfecting product predictability in romance in a consumer society already fixated on a warranty for nearly everything else in life."

Posted Jun 2, 2010

Prairie Miller

23 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"A basically just kidding Boston offshore yarn featuring fleeing assorted lost and found psychos, born again Nazis, and Red Scare gulag rehab for unrepentant communists on the loose that, well, doesn't amount to a hill of baked beans."

Posted Jun 2, 2010

Prairie Miller

24 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"A basically just kidding Boston offshore yarn featuring fleeing assorted lost and found psychos, born again Nazis, and Red Scare gulag rehab for unrepentant communists on the loose that, well, doesn't amount to a hill of baked beans."

Posted Jun 2, 2010

Prairie Miller

25 37%

From Paris with Love (2010)

"With a screenwriter formerly of the Israeli Airborne Defense Forces, this is the kind of sour anti-terror travelogue where you're set up to howl on cue when bearded or burka clad Arab insurgents are preemptively shot in the head or blown to smithereens."

Posted Jun 2, 2010

Prairie Miller

26 37%

From Paris with Love (2010)

"With a screenwriter formerly of the Israeli Airborne Defense Forces, this is the kind of sour anti-terror travelogue where you're set up to howl on cue when bearded or burka clad Arab insurgents are preemptively shot in the head or blown to smithereens."

Posted Jun 2, 2010

Prairie Miller

27 87%

Reel Injun (2010)

"Exhaustively explores Hollywood's perpetuation of mythical misconceptions through footage from the nearly four hundred culturally distorted westerns, contrasted with corrective feature films made by aboriginal directors across North America."

Posted Jun 1, 2010

Prairie Miller

28 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"Bite worse than bark bulletproof beasts without benefit of steroids, species profiling, paw to paw beatdown staged like a World Wrestling Federation bout with fur, and the manimal who came to dinner."

Posted Jun 1, 2010

Prairie Miller

29 75%

The Road (2009)

"While identifying with characters in a bad situation is a movie must, drowning in their deep funk as much as they do, is a narrative no-no."

Posted Jun 1, 2010

Prairie Miller

30 75%

The Road (2009)

"While identifying with characters in a bad situation is a movie must, drowning in their deep funk as much as they do, is a narrative no-no."

Posted Jun 1, 2010

Prairie Miller

31 28%

Dear John (2010)

"Suds maven Sparks sets up Seyfried for hottie sainthood as a southern belle who confuses love with a medical pity party, while coin collecting is diagnosed as autism and Tatum as Ahab pursues his Afghan white whale. Blame it on Osama."

Posted Jun 1, 2010

Prairie Miller

32 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

"Skits-ophrenic moviemaking in an overly crowded scenario, that seems less like a smoothly paced script than a rush hour traffic jam on the LA freeway. Though Queen Latifah saves the day slightly at the finish line, doing The Devil Wears Plus Size Prada."

Posted Jun 1, 2010

Prairie Miller

33 76%

Invictus (2009)

"A narrative divide that never quite comes together, despite some truly uplifting moments. And seems unable to decide whether it wants to be a sports movie or a political biopic. Invictus: Or rather, 'I am the rugby captain of Mandela's soul.'"

Posted Jun 1, 2010

Prairie Miller

34 76%

Invictus (2009)

"A narrative divide that never quite comes together, despite some truly uplifting moments. And seems unable to decide whether it wants to be a sports movie or a political biopic. Invictus: Or rather, 'I am the rugby captain of Mandela's soul.'"

Posted Jun 1, 2010

Prairie Miller

35 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"With its busy world teeming with sights but somehow as hollow at its core as say, a rabbit hole, the movie is a little like a splendid feast for the eyes, and not intended for devouring. Or rather, a tantalizing travelogue a little heavy on tunnel vision."

Posted Jun 1, 2010

Prairie Miller

36 67%

Picasso and Braque Go to the Movies (2010)

"The subject matter is without a doubt intriguing, but a more poetic and emotionally charged approach to the material at hand, beyond that exquisite silent footage, would have enhanced the presentation."

Posted May 30, 2010

Prairie Miller

37 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

"A ballsier than thou babe who really knows how to rescue her timid man from danger and relishes retaliatory rape in reverse, delivers potent screen enigma in the masculinization of a profoundly sexually damaged female psyche."

Posted May 30, 2010

Prairie Miller

38 28%

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

"If nothing else, this movie arrives just in time to fan the flames a bit more during the heated health care debates, an every man for himself, survival for sale health care from hell thriller."

Posted May 30, 2010

Prairie Miller

39 12%

The Spy Next Door (2010)

"Though mixing espionage and family values in unraveling dysfunctional behavior among a bratty brood of siblings may be a stretch, Jackie Chan makes the most of it in his latest caper targeting unruly kids."

Posted May 30, 2010

Prairie Miller

40 12%

The Spy Next Door (2010)

"Though mixing espionage and family values in unraveling dysfunctional behavior among a bratty brood of siblings may be a stretch, Jackie Chan makes the most of it in his latest caper targeting unruly kids."

Posted May 30, 2010

Prairie Miller

41 90%

The Messenger (2009)

"This richly conceived powerhouse drama about life and death is ultimately about the search for a sense of family, whether in peace or war, and what binds humans together despite the most unendurable horrors at hand."

Posted May 30, 2010

Prairie Miller

42 30%

Survival of the Dead (2010)

"A more cerebral means of cinematically satiating one's wanton bloodlust craving!"

Posted May 30, 2010

Kam Williams

43 ——

Southern Gothic (2010)

"A bible belt literally red state vampire thirst quencher, with not so far fetched links between evangelism and vampire mythology. Including an undead born again self-proclaimed resurrected preacher savior promising eternal life to his drained flock."

Posted May 29, 2010

Prairie Miller

44 26%

Finding Bliss (2009)

"You know a porn romance is in trouble when the biggest shocker is Jesse James as himself caught finding his bliss in a fully clothed surprise cameo at an AVN Adult Entertainment Awards gala. Movie Verdict: Get a room. Or better yet, the entire hotel."

Posted May 28, 2010

Prairie Miller

45 15%

Sex and the City 2 (2010)

"A 2 1/2 hour test of patience featuring four embarrassingly-entitled Ugly Americans agonizing over trivia and assorted soap opera drama that is, quite frankly, so patently superficial, you almost wish they'd be cursed with some real problems"

Posted May 28, 2010

Kam Williams

46 74%

Splice (2010)

"An erotic sci-fi on acid reproductive romp. With bald bisexual bestiality; possible self-rape; involuntary transsexual gender reassignment; and DNA altered worms named Ginger and Fred, who may actually be George and Fred."

Posted May 26, 2010

Prairie Miller

47 76%

The Young Victoria (2009)

"Victoria's Secrets: Octomom plus one party animal who wears the pants, or rather crown in the family, and later for Charles Dickens."

Posted May 25, 2010

Prairie Miller

48 32%

The Lovely Bones (2009)

"Only Tucci's chilling, truly scarier than Hannibal Lechter psychopath holds the far too fanciful scenario together, bolted to planet earth as best he can."

Posted May 25, 2010

Prairie Miller

49 32%

The Lovely Bones (2009)

"Only Tucci's chilling, truly scarier than Hannibal Lechter psychopath holds the far too fanciful scenario together, bolted to planet earth as best he can."

Posted May 25, 2010

Prairie Miller

50 83%

Mademoiselle Chambon (2010)

"While the film sheds refreshing new light on the demonized 'other woman,' regressive bourgeois bias towards patronized proletarians is more entrenched than ever. Let's not forget the remarkable creativity in history derived from workingclass roots."

Posted May 25, 2010

Prairie Miller

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