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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 68%

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

"The flick improves upon the second films' problems, but doesn't live up to the fresh vibe of the original. I still jumped out of my seat and screamed like a little girl!"

Posted Oct 21, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

2 35%

The Thing (2011)

"It's sad that in 2011, CGI transformation effects pale in comparison to the brilliant creature make-up effects of John Carpenter's 1982 masterpiece."

Posted Oct 14, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

3 40%

The Big Year (2011)

"How can a movie with these great actors/comedians be so unfunny?"

Posted Oct 14, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

4 71%

Footloose (2011)

"Barely fresh considering director Craig Brewer essentially made a carbon copy of the original film just with less chemistry and a leading actor who sounded like Mark Whalberg!"

Posted Oct 14, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

5 30%

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence) (2011)

"Imagine the most vile, disturbing, disgusting, atrocious, violent, appalling, sick, twisted, sadistic, horrifying, lifeless, vomit-inducing thing you can think of. "

Posted Oct 8, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

6 60%

Real Steel (2011)

"Oddly enough, I was more emotionally connected to Atom the robot than I was to any human characters. The film is a perfect example of mediocre mindless fun! "

Posted Oct 7, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

7 85%

The Ides of March (2011)

"The Ides of March is a masterfully written film with rapid-fire dialogue that has the intensity of a one-hundred minute action sequence. "

Posted Oct 7, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

8 25%

Killer Elite (2011)

"While the film has decent action sequences, the film is overly convoluted and very hard to follow at times. Wait for the rental! "

Posted Sep 23, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

9 82%

Dolphin Tale (2011)

"The overall story is better than the actual film. You can tell where Hollywood stepped in and fictionalized aspects of the story. It's still very inspirational and fun!"

Posted Sep 23, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

10 4%

Abduction (2011)

"One of the worst films of 2011. The script and editing are so horrific that it made Sigourney Weaver and Alfred Molina, two great actors, look bad. Stay far away!"

Posted Sep 23, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

11 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"It's hard not to be romantic about this film! "

Posted Sep 23, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

12 93%

Drive (2011)

"A modern day masterpiece. I wish I could go back and watch it for the first time all over again."

Posted Sep 16, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

13 83%

Warrior (2011)

"I cried three times! While a bit manipulative, I found myself emotionally invested in every character to the point where I could almost feel the punches!"

Posted Sep 9, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

14 84%

Contagion (2011)

"Thanks to Contagion, I used a paper towel to open a bathroom door the other day and now I'm washing my hands more often. One of the scariest movies in years!"

Posted Sep 9, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

15 24%

Apollo 18 (2011)

"Apollo 18 is a surprisingly intense, innovative and well-directed flick that made me jump out of my seat more than a few times!"

Posted Sep 2, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

16 61%

Final Destination 5 (2011)

"Stay away from all reviews/spoilers of this film, including mine, until you have seen it for yourself. If you're a fan of the series, you will not be disappointed. "

Posted Aug 12, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

17 76%

The Help (2011)

"A rare and important film where every single performance stands out. The film finds a perfect balance between telling a tough story and keeping it very entertaining! "

Posted Aug 10, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

18 52%

The Devil's Double (2011)

"It's sad that the film could not live up to Dominic Cooper's epic performance(s). The flick had such a made-for-TV feel containing massive plot holes and a cheesy romance."

Posted Aug 5, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

19 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"A terrifyingly shocking ground-breaking piece of cinema with great heart and action. Somebody please give Andy Serkis an Academy Award!"

Posted Aug 5, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

20 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"Crazy, Stupid, Love is one of the more refreshingly original romantic comedies containing a beautiful script that is unpredictable, funny and dramatic. I love this film!"

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

21 22%

The Smurfs (2011)

"The Smurfs is uncomfortably cheesy and predictable. Kids truly deserve better films than this! The only redeeming quality was the performance from Hank Azaria."

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

22 44%

Cowboys & Aliens (2011)

"Underwhelming and disappointing. With five screenwriters, the film lacked substance and connection to the characters which made the decent action scenes appear worthless. "

Posted Jul 29, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

23 70%

Friends With Benefits (2011)

"The film has a great emotional core amongst the raunchy sequences. The problem is that the film becomes the cheesy romantic comedy that it makes fun of for the first hour."

Posted Jul 22, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

24 79%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"The flick's action sequences and cinematography save the film from the awful pacing and cheesy romance. The real star is the shield! Stay away from the post-converted 3D. "

Posted Jul 22, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

25 96%

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

"As a standalone film, it delivers intense and engaging action. Though, I couldn't help but feel a bit underwhelmed by the final battle sequence we have waited ten years to see."

Posted Jul 13, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

26 36%

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

"Bay has mastered and improved upon Cameron's technology to create a mind-blowing, nerd-tear shedding, action experience that is finally worth seeing in 3D!"

Posted Jun 28, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

27 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"Green Lantern is lifeless, lacks emotional connection, charisma, good special effects, a flowing story-line and everything else that makes a movie entertaining. "

Posted Jun 16, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

28 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"A mind-blowing masterpiece. The films works perfectly on both an emotional and suspenseful level. Every aesthetic from Giacchino's score to Abrams' use of lens flares was epic!"

Posted Jun 8, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

29 87%

X-Men: First Class (2011)

"Nerd tears came streaming down my face everytime Michael Fassbender took the screen for his epic performance. Entertaining, fun, action-packed and thankfully not in 3D!"

Posted Jun 2, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

30 34%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"You already paid for and saw this film two years ago. Though, the version you saw then was a thousand times better. Beyond disappointing!"

Posted May 25, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

31 77%

Thor (2011)

"Masterfully directed by Branagh, Thor delivers a Shakespearian-esque superhero flick with epic action, performances & emotions making it the strongest Marvel film to date."

Posted May 6, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

32 77%

Fast Five (2011)

"Easily the best film in the series! If you can turn your brain off and not be too persnickety about dialogue and acting, you will be blown-away by the action! "

Posted Apr 29, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

33 60%

Water for Elephants (2011)

"Water for Elephants is a beautiful and captivating film that you will never forget! Robert Pattinson delivers a magnificent performance alongside Witherspoon and Waltz!"

Posted Apr 22, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

34 58%

Scream 4 (2011)

"Scream 4 has the perfect opening and then slowly declines to a slightly above average slasher flick. It could have used more scares and less self-aware satire shtick."

Posted Apr 13, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

35 27%

Your Highness (2011)

"Your Highness is painfully bad!"

Posted Apr 8, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

36 26%

Arthur (2011)

"Did Arthur need to be remade? The short answer is no but Brand does bring an entertaining charisma to a rather dull and average script. Catch a matinee!"

Posted Apr 8, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

37 72%

Hanna (2011)

"Bad-A**!"

Posted Apr 8, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

38 92%

Source Code (2011)

"You know a movie is amazing when you don't want to get up to use the restroom in fear that you'll miss a single frame. I just wish it ended five minutes earlier."

Posted Apr 1, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

39 10%

Red Riding Hood (2011)

"Red Riding Hood is basically a beautifully photographed episode of 'Days of Our Lives.' The script is laughably bad. "

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

40 35%

Battle: Los Angeles (2011)

"Whoever cut together the epic first trailer for Battle:LA deserves an Academy Award. There is a reason why we hear no dialogue in that trailer..."

Posted Mar 11, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

41 88%

Rango (2011)

"Anytime you have a rattlesnake attached to a machine gun and voiced by Bill Nighy, you can sign me up. Cleverly written, not for kids and not in 3D. Go see it. Now."

Posted Mar 4, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

42 72%

The Adjustment Bureau (2011)

"While the film's source material dates back to 1954, it is still one of the more original, though-provoking and down-right entertaining films to hit the big screen in years."

Posted Mar 4, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

43 33%

I Am Number Four (2011)

"The flick should be called I Am Number Six because Teresa Palmer steals the show with minimum screen time. I wish the movie was as good as the last twenty minutes. "

Posted Feb 18, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

44 56%

Unknown (2011)

"There is a car chase sequence in Unknown that is so awesome, even Steve McQueen would be impressed. Liam Neeson needs to play these types of roles from now on! "

Posted Feb 18, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

45 64%

Justin Bieber: Never Say Never (2011)

"Never Say Never is a legit documentary made for the fans and the haters. I dare anyone to watch this movie and tell me they weren't inspired. The 3D was fantastic!"

Posted Feb 10, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

46 21%

The Rite (2011)

"The Rite is just another exorcism film that will be forgotten in a long line of films that have followed The Exorcist. Look out for Colin O'Donoghue though!"

Posted Jan 28, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

47 53%

The Mechanic (2011)

"There is a line of dialogue said by Tony Goldwyn's character that is worth the entire price of admission! Other than that, the rest of the film is mediocre at best."

Posted Jan 28, 2011

Kevin McCarthy

48 10%

Little Fockers (2010)

"Easily one of the worst films of the year. What a waste of time and talent!"

Posted Dec 23, 2010

Kevin McCarthy

49 96%

True Grit (2010)

"Beautifully executed on all levels including Deakins' stunning cinematography, Burwell's emotional score, the Coen's perfect direction and Bridges/Steinfeld's epic performances. "

Posted Dec 23, 2010

Kevin McCarthy

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