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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 4%

Playing for Keeps (2012)

"Given the talent involved, this should have at the very least, been mediocre. But we are left with a movie which is both insulting and ludicrous. "

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Mike Long

2 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"That rare film where a clever idea actually pans out, resulting in an entertaining movie. "

Posted Feb 27, 2013

Mike Long

3 25%

Fun Size (2012)

"The movie simply lays there, and even obscene chicken/car couplings can't save it. "

Posted Feb 24, 2013

Mike Long

4 96%

Argo (2012)

"Uses confident filmmaking and expert craftsmanship to draw you into the reality of the story, ensuring that you get caught up in it and feel suspense, even if you know how the true story ended."

Posted Feb 23, 2013

Mike Long

5 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"How can a movie be so boring and cliched and yet not do any of the things which we want for it to do?"

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Mike Long

6 85%

Bully (2012)

"Misguided and unfocused, the film attempts to play on emotions, while ignoring things like statistics and objectivity."

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Mike Long

7 94%

The Sessions (2012)

"Both challenging and heartwarming at the same time."

Posted Feb 19, 2013

Mike Long

8 86%

Robot & Frank (2012)

"A truly unique experience which breaks away from the typical mold of the independent film."

Posted Feb 19, 2013

Mike Long

9 96%

Undefeated (2012)

"Football is truly America's game and Undefeated shows that there are human beings underneath the shoulder pads and helmets."

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Mike Long

10 ——

The Factory (2013)

"By the end of the movie, we learn why the film is entitled The Factory, but very early on we realize that it looks like something which came off of an assembly line. "

Posted Feb 17, 2013

Mike Long

11 97%

Paul Williams Still Alive (2012)

"It certainly made Williams seem more human and I actually learned something. Isn't that a goal of every documentary? "

Posted Feb 17, 2013

Mike Long

12 38%

Here Comes the Boom (2012)

"It has some mildly funny moments and some mildly touching ones, but, in the end, the movie plays it safe and stays in the middle of the road."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Mike Long

13 70%

Celeste and Jesse Forever (2012)

"Worth checking out, especially if you are looking for something which falls in between a rom-com and the arthouse. "

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Mike Long

14 ——

The Nest (1988)

"If you're in the mood for a creepy crawly horror movie which was made before CG ruined that particular sub-genre, then The Nest is worth exploring. "

Posted Feb 1, 2013

Mike Long

15 24%

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

"This was the first film in the series which truly felt rushed and I think that Paramount may have burned its bridges with fans on this one. "

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Mike Long

16 56%

Citadel (2012)

"The script could have used some polishing, but Foy is able to squeeze some nice jump scares out of the story and there are a few decidedly creepy moments."

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Mike Long

17 38%

Lightning Bug (2004)

"The poor pacing and the fanboy nods (Hey, is that yet another copy of Fangoria?) ruin the movie."

Posted Jan 29, 2013

Mike Long

18 83%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"Really took me by surprise and I was taken in by the film's unique approach to storytelling and its great characters."

Posted Jan 28, 2013

Mike Long

19 6%

So Undercover (2013)

"A flat mixture of Veronica Mars and Miss Congeniality which is stymied by Cyrus' constant mugging for the camera."

Posted Jan 27, 2013

Mike Long

20 50%

Death Race 3: Inferno (Unrated) (2013)

"The ending will leave the casual viewer feeling like they have just watched a movie which was better than it actually is. "

Posted Jan 27, 2013

Mike Long

21 ——

Love Me (2013)

"Everyone here is so stereotypical that most viewers would be hard-pressed to remember a distinguish feature of any of the characters after viewing the film."

Posted Jan 27, 2013

Mike Long

22 89%

Compliance (2012)

"This may look like one of the dumbest and most exasperating movies ever made -- Until one realizes that it's based on actual events."

Posted Jan 21, 2013

Mike Long

23 20%

Deadly Blessing (1982)

"Worth seeing if you are interested in Wes Craven's career or you want an example of the "no holds barred" approach to filmmaking which used to exist. "

Posted Jan 20, 2013

Mike Long

24 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"The kidnapping victims aren't the only ones who were taken."

Posted Jan 18, 2013

Mike Long

25 33%

Won't Back Down (2012)

"While the story is intriguing, the movie never digs deep enough to truly make this a moving experience. "

Posted Jan 16, 2013

Mike Long

26 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"The original short was much better."

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Mike Long

27 93%

Sleep Tight (2012)

"Boring and unoriginal, the stalker genre must be a new thing in Spain."

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Mike Long

28 16%

Stolen (2012)

"This is the kind of fodder which chokes up the shelves at Redbox and it's surprising to see so many familiar faces in this one-note movie."

Posted Jan 7, 2013

Mike Long

29 93%

Looper (2012)

"Even if you don't buy the basic premise, there's still plenty to like here and this film should give us faith that Hollywood is still willing to gamble on a good idea every now and then. "

Posted Dec 31, 2012

Mike Long

30 22%

The Words (2012)

"What should be a taut experience never rises above tepid and the viewer is left to ponder the moral questions, but feels no strong feelings about the character's decisions. "

Posted Dec 30, 2012

Mike Long

31 51%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days (2012)

"The movie is fun for kids and adults while never being vulgar or sassy. The actors may be getting too old for their roles, but I do hope to see this series continue. "

Posted Dec 29, 2012

Mike Long

32 50%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"Adams goes toe-to-toe with Eastwood and these scenes only serve as a reminder of what the movie could have been."

Posted Dec 25, 2012

Mike Long

33 31%

Resident Evil: Retribution (2012)

"I've seen people defend these films as dumb fun, but wouldn't they prefer smart fun? "

Posted Dec 24, 2012

Mike Long

34 30%

Total Recall (2012)

"The movie is somehow both overwritten and pointless and I think that most viewers will reach a point where they simply don't care."

Posted Dec 23, 2012

Mike Long

35 64%

Dick Tracy (1990)

"The work put into the film's look keep it from being a total mess, but there were many moments when I was surprised by just how bad it was, given Beatty's experience and track record."

Posted Dec 22, 2012

Mike Long

36 76%

Premium Rush (2012)

"This movie needs training wheels."

Posted Dec 17, 2012

Mike Long

37 37%

Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012)

"Pirates? Really? Is it 2003?"

Posted Dec 17, 2012

Mike Long

38 55%

V/H/S (2012)

"If V/H/S is any indication, the horror anthology movie is deader than the characters it portrays."

Posted Dec 12, 2012

Mike Long

39 60%

10 Years (2012)

"Much like high school itself, 10 Years seems exciting at first, then it seems mundane, and then you can't wait for it to be over with. "

Posted Dec 10, 2012

Mike Long

40 55%

The Bourne Legacy (2012)

"Without Matt Damon, a new character had to be brought in. But, that character should have populated their own free-standing movie which would have contained a much better story."

Posted Dec 9, 2012

Mike Long

41 86%

Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012)

"While some may come away feeling exhilarated, I think that many may be drained, having shared in Hushpuppy's odd, yet trying life and wondering what may be next for the character. "

Posted Dec 9, 2012

Mike Long

42 ——

Doomsday Book (2012)

"This Korean anthology features three tales of mankind's demise, but none pack a punch or are memorable."

Posted Dec 6, 2012

Mike Long

43 82%

Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure (1989)

"There are many quotable lines here and who can forget that "Strange things are afoot at the Circle-K." "

Posted Dec 5, 2012

Mike Long

44 33%

The Odd Life of Timothy Green (2012)

"If the movie hadn't wandered too far into Hallmark card land, then it could have been a special movie which blended drama and fantasy."

Posted Dec 2, 2012

Mike Long

45 88%

The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

"While Christopher Nolan is often inaccurately lauded as being original, this movie simply feels like a greatest hits of the other films of the series."

Posted Nov 30, 2012

Mike Long

46 ——

Box of Shadows (The Ghostmaker) (2012)

"If you want to make a kick-ass horror movie, sometimes you have to get out of the way and let the coffin-based action go."

Posted Nov 29, 2012

Mike Long

47 70%

Men in Black III (2012)

"Tommy Lee Jones is missed throughout and the movie lacks the spark of the original. "

Posted Nov 27, 2012

Mike Long

48 33%

Butter (2012)

"Introduces us to a unique plot, some intriguing characters, and a somewhat nasty streak, but it simply can't close the deal."

Posted Nov 26, 2012

Mike Long

49 74%

Hope Springs (2012)

"The film's real raison d'etre is to make the audience squirm. "

Posted Nov 26, 2012

Mike Long

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