Authors

NewsBlaze

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 80%

The Myth Of The American Sleepover (2011)

"A talky, tortoise-paced teensploit which teases far more than it titillates. "

Posted Jul 22, 2011

Kam Williams

2 91%

Tabloid (2011)

"A thought-provoking picture raising the question: Can a woman rape a man, or is it merely assault with intent to please? You be the judge. "

Posted Jul 17, 2011

Kam Williams

3 96%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

"A fitting capstone on a fabled film franchise for the ages! "

Posted Jul 11, 2011

Kam Williams

4 91%

Tabloid (2011)

"Gotcha sleaze, bondage, lapsed libido and sacred Mormon underwear. And no different from trotting out the disfigured for amusement, at circuses of thankfully bygone days. More to the point, what in the world happened to Errol Morris? Tabloid, indeed."

Posted Jul 11, 2011

Prairie Miller

5 82%

Life, Above All (2011)

"A convincing portrayal of the tragic plight of the HIV+ poor in South Africa. "

Posted Jul 10, 2011

Kam Williams

6 69%

Horrible Bosses (2011)

"An overindulgence in coarse language exposing profanity as the hobgoblins of small minds and unimaginative scripts."

Posted Jul 9, 2011

Kam Williams

7 14%

Zookeeper (2011)

"While kids can enjoy the well-intentioned, duplicitous yapping uncaged creatures, those jaded adults in the audience will likely pass the time turned on by the challenge of the guessing game, matching celeb voices with assigned species in the cast. "

Posted Jul 7, 2011

Prairie Miller

8 69%

Horrible Bosses (2011)

"Moving on from terrorists as the reigning stock villains, to those who mercilessly dictate whatever the content of your weekly paycheck. And clocking in at theaters none too soon as get-even office drudge gore, on the heels of this economic crisis."

Posted Jul 7, 2011

Prairie Miller

9 50%

Love Etc. (2011)

"A particularly poignant examination of love which magically ushers the audience right into the middle of the romantic relationships of a variety of native New Yorkers. "

Posted Jul 5, 2011

Kam Williams

10 36%

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

"Mindless escapist fare designed with the attention-deficit millennials in mind. "

Posted Jul 2, 2011

Kam Williams

11 89%

Crime After Crime (2011)

"While most people would do anything to get out of prison, this filmmaker fought his way in. Going undercover embedded in a legal defense team to expose legal improprieties. As art intertwines with struggle, in a strategy of creative cinematic espionage."

Posted Jun 28, 2011

Prairie Miller

12 23%

Lucky (2011)

"Colin Hanks perfects his enigmatic poker face veneer and knack for scary fun, as an Iowa bottom feeder working stiff. Still stuck in perpetual boyhood and living at home with his clinging when not nagging mom Pauline, a wickedly eccentric Ann-Margret."

Posted Jun 28, 2011

Prairie Miller

13 45%

Bad Teacher (2011)

"Provided you're in the mood for salacious fare, this titillating teensploit does deliver the requisite number of raunchy rib ticklers to be worth the investment for the testosterone-driven demographic. "

Posted Jun 27, 2011

Kam Williams

14 32%

The Ward (2011)

"An odd Cuckoo's Nest mental ward minimalist moviemaking with heavily medicated hotties in lockdown, contrasting with say the overwrought Sucker Punch. And boasting freaky when not freaked out girl-on-girl violence, as staff looks the other way on cue."

Posted Jun 26, 2011

Prairie Miller

15 61%

Jig (2011)

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

Posted Jun 24, 2011

Kam Williams

16 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 Jun 23, 2011

Prairie Miller

17 ——

If A Tree Falls (2011)

"Though evasive about the forest for the trees, Curry tracks the rise and fall of the underground ELF; the plight of Black Bloc to cell block ELF fugitive Daniel McGowan who faced hundreds of years of jail time; and what exactly is or is not a terrorist."

Posted Jun 20, 2011

Prairie Miller

18 28%

Elektra Luxx (2011)

"Elektra"-fying!"

Posted Jun 19, 2011

Kam Williams

19 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 Jun 18, 2011

Kam Williams

20 48%

Mr. Popper's Penguins (2011)

"Jim Carrey's silliest animal vehicle since Ace Ventura! "

Posted Jun 17, 2011

Kam Williams

21 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"Hallucinatory, glow in the dark gangbangers with trippy green bling. Which obscures the WW II roots of the DC comic that flourished back then, and subliminal focus instead on what green stuff was in the pipes those filmmakers may have been smoking. "

Posted Jun 15, 2011

Prairie Miller

22 33%

Kidnapped (2011)

"There's likely an audience for this sort of paranoid simulated snuff where enjoying the pain of others is key. But in a world now where gleeful heads of state boast giddily how they've bombed or executed anonymous victims into oblivion, is it any wonder."

Posted Jun 12, 2011

Prairie Miller

23 76%

Rejoice & Shout (2011)

"Can I get an Amen? "

Posted Jun 9, 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 Jun 7, 2011

Kam Williams

25 19%

Judy Moody and the NOT Bummer Summer (2011)

"The movie may be high on the junk food meter and much too frantic when chasing down runaway plot threads, but who cares. Judy's creatively rowdy alternative kid universe delights with its Juno boot camp wild tween talk lingo and cartoonesque kid satire. "

Posted Jun 6, 2011

Prairie Miller

26 87%

Bobby Fischer Against The World (2011)

"Probes defining issues in the life of the eccentric and defiant genius, touching on obsession, paternity mysteries, Kissinger, the Cold War, his communist mother's nine hundred page FBI file, and the psychological enigma of the self-hating Jew."

Posted Jun 6, 2011

Prairie Miller

27 50%

Spork (2011)

"Proof positive that hermaphrodites are people deserving of Hollywood endings, too!. "

Posted May 30, 2011

Kam Williams

28 71%

Hello Lonesome (2011)

"Congrats to rookie Reid for crafting such an endlessly-amusing screenplay, for finding the right cast to execute that vision, and for the rest of just the right ingredients to serve a satisfying, cinematic stew. "

Posted May 30, 2011

Kam Williams

29 80%

The Last Mountain (2011)

"Opting for energy sources at home as opposed to invasions abroad related to oil, these alternatives result in a different human carnage. Not exactly front page headlines, and deadly practices like gas fracking below and mountain top coal mining above. "

Posted May 30, 2011

Prairie Miller

30 ——

35 And Ticking (2011)

"Takes an amusing look at the state of black-on-black romance in the 21st Century. "

Posted May 26, 2011

Kam Williams

31 34%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"Triggers fewer belly laughs-per-minute than the original, yet nevertheless generates more than enough yucks to satisfy fans of the gross-out genre."

Posted May 24, 2011

Kam Williams

32 14%

Hard Breakers (2011)

"A battle-of-the-sexes farce where vindictive females force their unsuspecting prey to be friends with benefits, whether they want some or not! "

Posted May 20, 2011

Kam Williams

33 100%

Louder Than A Bomb (2011)

"An emotionally-evocative poetry slam blasting the King's English to smithereens leaving Ebonics as the last language standing! "

Posted May 20, 2011

Kam Williams

34 63%

True Legend (2011)

"The comedic touches humanize this ridiculously invincible warrior with self-destructive emotional flaws. Though Su's alcoholism that morphs into the triumphant martial arts moves Drunken Fist, like Depp's unbeatable inebriated pirate, are beyond silly. "

Posted May 19, 2011

Prairie Miller

35 90%

Bridesmaids (2011)

"An estrogen-fueled adventure featuring madcap hilarity ranging from the scatological to the sublime! "

Posted May 15, 2011

Kam Williams

36 93%

Midnight in Paris (2011)

"A witty and whimsical big screen Bon Voyage, with the director's guy Cinderella body double geek on board. As Woody time travel meets tourist traps, and flying coach to Paris with head in the clouds, turns into eventual pumpkins for all. "

Posted May 15, 2011

Prairie Miller

37 77%

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2011)

"A fitting tribute to a true American icon, a half century after she subtly helped shape the course of history while leaving an indelible mark on the country's conscience. "

Posted May 13, 2011

Kam Williams

38 85%

Under The Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2011)

"Advance token to Boardwalk! "

Posted May 12, 2011

Kam Williams

39 61%

Forks Over Knives (2011)

"An incendiary expose' illustrating how agribusiness has successfully exploited our biological urges for generations, often with the help of government-sponsored propaganda"

Posted May 11, 2011

Kam Williams

40 77%

Hey, Boo: Harper Lee and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' (2011)

"Delving into Harper Lee's enduring Jim Crow courtroom drama classic To Kill A Mockingbird, Hey Boo is quite an intriguing investigative inquiry on trial in its own right. And similar to the novel, raising more questions than answers."

Posted May 11, 2011

Prairie Miller

41 56%

Jumping the Broom (2011)

"The African-American answer to 'Meet the Parents!' "

Posted May 9, 2011

Kam Williams

42 77%

Thor (2011)

"Not merely an entertaining enough intro to Thor, but a roots adventure cleverly laying the groundwork for what's in store from The Avengers and other planned extensions of the Marvel franchise. "

Posted May 9, 2011

Kam Williams

43 3%

Passion Play (2011)

"Black Swan meets Water For Elephants, sort of. And is Mickey Rourke's male cougar character's obsession with his leading lady's wings in this post-mortem noir, possibly suspect intimations of either bestiality or necrophilia? Who cares. "

Posted May 8, 2011

Prairie Miller

44 90%

Guy and Madeline on a Park Bench (2010)

"A toe-tapping tribute to Boston reminiscent of Woody Allen's heartfelt homage to his own beloved Manhattan! "

Posted May 2, 2011

Kam Williams

45 77%

Fast Five (2011)

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

Posted May 2, 2011

Kam Williams

46 77%

The Robber (2011)

"The action is breathlessly dazzling. Though re-setting the real life story in the generic present likely robbed this pungent tale of its original meaty context. Unlike say, Katheryn Bigelow's 1991 more subversive surfer to stickup spin, Point Break. "

Posted Apr 26, 2011

Prairie Miller

47 38%

Tyler Perry's Madea's Big Happy Family (2011)

"Melodramatic tough love as meaningful group therapy! "

Posted Apr 25, 2011

Kam Williams

48 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"Sustains a gritty charm. But the lack of erotic chemistry between the assigned lovebirds, especially Witherspoon (c'mon Reese, you can do way better than that) makes Pattinson's affection for the circus animals seem like forbidden desire in comparison."

Posted Apr 21, 2011

Prairie Miller

49 49%

The Bang Bang Club (2011)

"More bang bang in bed and clubbing for babes, than shooting that crucial African historical moment. So are the Bang Bang boys critical witnesses to found history, or tools exploited by the white security forces to give Mandela a bad rap? Who knows. "

Posted Apr 21, 2011

Prairie Miller

50 11%

Atlas Shrugged: Part I (2011)

"Serves up a perfect society based on abdication by the rest of us to a snobby affluent egghead elite, in a sort of brazen brainocracy. And with a weird Greed Is Fabulous mantra, laced with topsy turvy Marxism extolling bossy CEO suits in mass rebellion."

Posted Apr 19, 2011

Prairie Miller

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile