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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 90%

Winnie the Pooh (2011)

"A benign, tot-oriented fable sharing a heartwarming message about the true meaning of friendship."

Posted Oct 22, 2011

Kam Williams

2 40%

The Big Year (2011)

"An ornithological delight designed with the bird fancier in mind!"

Posted Oct 17, 2011

Kam Williams

3 30%

Sarah Palin: You Betcha! (2011)

"UK filmmaker Nick Broomfield penetrates Palin's in absentia bubbly facade to uncover the right wing evangelical politician's connections to the Koch Brothers, Rupert Murdoch, the Tea Party and intimations of the Antichrist."

Posted Oct 13, 2011

Prairie Miller

4 45%

Bad Teacher (2011)

"Sets back feminism a few centuries, but who cares. Because if we're talking self-criticism of the species, some women are let's face it, what can only be termed female chauvinists. And Diaz reinforces every single negative female stereotype with relish."

Posted Oct 11, 2011

Prairie Miller

5 77%

Fast Five (2011)

"Another dazzling display of stunt driving and death-defying car chases involving souped-up, stolen automobiles."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

Kam Williams

6 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"Fortunately, Ryan Reynolds' combination of suave self-assuredness, seasoned comic timing and old-fashioned ability to kick butt outweigh the film's minor flaws to make for a satisfying cinematic experience that just screams sequel."

Posted Oct 7, 2011

Kam Williams

7 85%

The Ides of March (2011)

"Presidential politics making for strange bedfellows, literally and figuratively."

Posted Oct 3, 2011

Kam Williams

8 61%

Jig (2011)

"A captivating primer on tripping the light fantastic with your arms pinned to your sides!"

Posted Sep 30, 2011

Kam Williams

9 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"A tender reminder that the heart sometimes still matters even if we now live in a technology-driven, Digital Age where machines lead and humans follow. "

Posted Sep 26, 2011

Kam Williams

10 93%

50/50 (2011)

"More than a cut above disease dramas, 50/50 spins eccentric humor out of savage heartbreak. And targets both the sick and supportive with equal opportunity satirical relish, that taunts without trivializing the human condition as universal borrowed time"

Posted Sep 25, 2011

Prairie Miller

11 ——

Art History (2011)

"Another intriguing examination of the human condition courtesy of iconoclastic Mr. Swanberg! "

Posted Sep 24, 2011

Kam Williams

12 85%

Viva Riva! (2011)

"Worth checking out just based on the rarity of a movie with an empathetic black protagonist even being made about the Congo. The un-Tarzan!"

Posted Sep 24, 2011

Kam Williams

13 85%

Viva Riva! (2011)

"Worth checking out just based on the rarity of a movie with an empathetic black protagonist even being made about the Congo. The un-Tarzan! "

Posted Sep 24, 2011

Kam Williams

14 60%

The Weird World of Blowfly (2011)

"Cringe-inducing debauchery courtesy of The Godfather of Rap! "

Posted Sep 19, 2011

Kam Williams

15 93%

Drive (2011)

"Provided you have a strong stomach for gore, don't miss this novel cinematic treat offering both an adrenaline fix and a compelling love story. "

Posted Sep 18, 2011

Kam Williams

16 51%

Puncture (2011)

"No stranger to drug paraphernalia himself, Evans as danger junkie Weiss is deep into coke and hookers, when not stumbling into court ready to rumble over suspect syringes. Captain America sticks it to the differently dangerous medical establishment. "

Posted Sep 18, 2011

Prairie Miller

17 17%

I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)

"Despite dredging up dramedy from dashing between say, Euro power lunches and racing home to defrost the caviar, the movie does manage to stay afloat, owing to that SJP charm and anti-chick flick admonition: 'Trying to be a man is a waste of a woman.' "

Posted Sep 18, 2011

Prairie Miller

18 17%

I Don't Know How She Does It (2011)

"An intriguing feminist manifesto suggesting that trying to be more like a man might be a waste of a woman. "

Posted Sep 13, 2011

Kam Williams

19 93%

Drive (2011)

"This eerie and mystifying neo-noir takes audiences out for a cruise, and to the darkest recesses of fueled fantasy and pathological daydreams. And with a body double protagonist as big screen identity theft con man, profoundly conned by the movies. "

Posted Sep 11, 2011

Prairie Miller

20 25%

Inside Out (2011)

"Setting the instantaneous zany mood is Rapaport, a Big Easy bottom feeder gangster rambling about bad karma and how 'Jesus died so we could all be assholes.' Then toss in Dern's bad parenting medical maniac, for a truly pickled thriller. "

Posted Sep 7, 2011

Prairie Miller

21 84%

Contagion (2011)

"Though paling in intensity to Traffic, Soderbergh' apocalyptic cautionary tale nevertheless presents a chillingly-plausible peek at how quickly civilization might unravel in the face of a rapidly-accelerating, extinction-level, biological event. "

Posted Sep 6, 2011

Kam Williams

22 91%

The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975 (2011)

"An absolute must-see for anyone interested in appreciating the mindset and motivations of the charismatic militants who captured the imagination of an impatient generation of African-Americans in the wake of the murder of Dr. Martin Luther King. "

Posted Sep 5, 2011

Kam Williams

23 71%

Kevin Hart: Laugh At My Pain (2011)

"Brace yourself to laugh as much at the irreverent funnyman's profane language as at his pain! "

Posted Sep 4, 2011

Kam Williams

24 87%

X-Men: First Class (2011)

"What's next? How about a flick where the D-Day assault on the beach at Normandy is led by the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles."

Posted Sep 3, 2011

Kam Williams

25 77%

The Debt (2011)

"Mossad lovebirds violate the doctor-patient relationship in reverse, when not spoonfeeding a kitchen nazi. Sex, Lies And Undercover Gyn Checkups. "

Posted Sep 1, 2011

Prairie Miller

26 33%

A Good Old Fashioned Orgy (2011)

"In this semi-smutty scenario, there's little in the feigned fantasy romp to convince that the tease is anything more than the usual love at last sight coupling of horny geeks and hot women."

Posted Sep 1, 2011

Prairie Miller

27 67%

Our Idiot Brother (2011)

"A well-intentioned idealist clueless enough to make Forest Gump look streetwise. "

Posted Aug 27, 2011

Kam Williams

28 41%

Special Treatment (2011)

"A curious cross of sex therapy and psychotherapy where nobody spends much time in bed or on the couch. "

Posted Aug 25, 2011

Kam Williams

29 75%

Mozart's Sister (2011)

"Materializing is the notion that but for their gender, uncommon females 'could have been our brothers.' Along with the celebrity crisis of identity affecting royalty, dazzling creative powers of women feared instead as witchcraft, and boys in lipstick."

Posted Aug 19, 2011

Prairie Miller

30 62%

Griff the Invisible (2011)

"Evokes many moments of magical weirdness, as Griff morphs into a person of interest, guilty of stalking, prowling, voyeurism, or all of the above. Which when you think about it, sums up the generic dark side of all superheroes, in movies big or small."

Posted Aug 16, 2011

Prairie Miller

31 61%

Final Destination 5 (2011)

"Death takes no holiday! "

Posted Aug 14, 2011

Kam Williams

32 19%

Just Go with It (2011)

"Just run from it!"

Posted Aug 14, 2011

Kam Williams

33 93%

Idiots and Angels (2011)

"A delightful yarn revolving around an age-old showdown between good and evil."

Posted Aug 14, 2011

Kam Williams

34 35%

The Grace Card (2011)

"A modern morality play serving as a telling reminder about the real meaning of forgiveness. "

Posted Aug 14, 2011

Kam Williams

35 89%

Scheherazade Tell Me a Story (2011)

"A scathing update of the Thousand And One Nights classic of a queen's bid to stay alive through unique female survival instincts linked to the gift of gab. And a film that was surely a political prophesy, of the historic Tahrir Square uprisings to come."

Posted Aug 13, 2011

Prairie Miller

36 45%

30 Minutes or Less (2011)

"Awkwardly amusing homicidal humor, and subliminally suggesting a bizarre notion about suicide bombers, that if you can't beat 'em, laugh at 'em. Which is to say, that this cheesy thriller is on the tasteless side, and we're not talking pizza. "

Posted Aug 13, 2011

Prairie Miller

37 89%

Scheherazade Tell Me a Story (2011)

"A clarion call for the Middle East to emerge from the Middle Ages! "

Posted Aug 12, 2011

Kam Williams

38 62%

Amigo (2011)

"A cinematic history lesson connecting the dots between Manifest Destiny and The Bush Doctrine. "

Posted Aug 11, 2011

Kam Williams

39 76%

The Help (2011)

"A 'she said, she said' array of gossipy catfights targeting snobby southern belles. But that lets the men off the hook, while locating the scourge of Jim Crow segregation almost entirely among these demonized upper crust desperate housewives womenfolk."

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Prairie Miller

40 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"A feel-good flick which proves that primates are people, too! "

Posted Aug 9, 2011

Kam Williams

41 76%

The Help (2011)

"Truth and reconciliation between blacks and whites in Mississippi belatedly achieved, like a dream deferred. "

Posted Aug 9, 2011

Kam Williams

42 25%

The Change-Up (2011)

"The manic humor minus the multiple grossout bodily excretion detours, would have sufficed quite well on its own. Which eventually feels more derivative than not, with origins in the perversely revisited realm of possibly Twain's 'Prince And The Pooper.'"

Posted Aug 7, 2011

Prairie Miller

43 73%

Sarah's Key (2011)

"An eloquent and disturbing journey of a French girl surviving the Holocaust as it played out in that country. And reflecting the trend in movies like Inglorious Basterds and the Czech film Protecktor, focusing on the female experience of the Holocaust. "

Posted Aug 6, 2011

Prairie Miller

44 40%

Damn! (2011)

"A telling glimpse into the future that yes, grassroots candidates with no money can aim big via the new power of the Internet, and renewed hope for basic human rights that have devolved into pipe dreams. Or in other words, better luck next time, Jimmy."

Posted Aug 2, 2011

Prairie Miller

45 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"Boldly subverting its own Wild West iconic roots, the movie baffles as a 'why can't we all just get along' western paranormal self-parody, whatever that is. Though director Favreau has assembled an impressive enough cast to cloak the runaway silliness. "

Posted Aug 1, 2011

Prairie Miller

46 87%

Fire in Babylon (2011)

"An invaluable lesson that there can be social consequences attached to playing a sport without a conscience even if you're the best around at throwing, whacking or catching a ball. Just ask Muhammad Ali. "

Posted Aug 1, 2011

Kam Williams

47 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"What's next, the Lone Ranger and Tonto take on the Body Snatchers? "

Posted Aug 1, 2011

Kam Williams

48 100%

The Interrupters (2011)

"A riveting documentary which chronicles the efforts of several intrepid community organizers to bring an end to black-on-black crime in the City of Chicago."

Posted Jul 30, 2011

Kam Williams

49 91%

Point Blank (2011)

"Paris has served as the backdrop for several superb revenge flicks recently, such as 'Taken,' 'District B-13' and 'From Paris with Love,' and this adrenaline-fueled thriller measures up well in comparison with the best of the genre. "

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Kam Williams

50 90%

Winnie the Pooh (2011)

" A benign, tot-oriented fable sharing a heartwarming message about the true meaning of friendship. "

Posted Jul 25, 2011

Kam Williams

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