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Tri-City Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 66%

The Karate Kid (2010)

"It's not karate now, it's kung fu. Why not call it The Kung Fu Kid?"

Posted Jun 12, 2010

Gary Wolcott

2 86%

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009)

"Nothing beats a good whodunit."

Posted Jun 5, 2010

Gary Wolcott

3 74%

Splice (2010)

"Splice is just creepy. Creepy creature, creepy scientists, creepy corrupt corporation."

Posted Jun 5, 2010

Gary Wolcott

4 73%

Get Him to the Greek (2010)

"If not for the likable Hill and the very believable Brand, the film would be a total bust."

Posted Jun 5, 2010

Gary Wolcott

5 36%

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)

"Think Jackie Chan meets the Temple of Doom."

Posted May 28, 2010

Gary Wolcott

6 68%

Babies (2010)

"When forced to watch home movies %u2014 and this is simply a glorified home movie %u2014 most of us nod and smile and start checking our watches."

Posted May 22, 2010

Gary Wolcott

7 58%

Shrek Forever After (2010)

"The deepest, richest, most entertaining and the most "real" characters in movies aren't real people."

Posted May 22, 2010

Gary Wolcott

8 86%

The Square (2010)

"The Square grinds on you. Hard. "

Posted May 15, 2010

Gary Wolcott

9 62%

The Joneses (2010)

"The film's fatal flaw is Borte's refusal to give his satire the darker, uncomfortable edge it needs to give his lesson some impact."

Posted May 15, 2010

Gary Wolcott

10 40%

Letters to Juliet (2010)

"If you've seen the trailer, you've seen the movie."

Posted May 15, 2010

Gary Wolcott

11 43%

Robin Hood (2010)

"Scott aims high, but never hits the target. His salvation is an ability to create and manage effects and name actors giving noteworthy performances."

Posted May 15, 2010

Gary Wolcott

12 73%

Iron Man 2 (2010)

"Iron Man 2 rocks. It does so literally and loudly, thanks to lots of licks interspersed through the soundtrack from metal mavens AC/DC. No slow spots. No sequel let down."

Posted May 7, 2010

Gary Wolcott

13 8%

Furry Vengeance (2010)

"So few films are totally aimed at kids, and tearing this one to shreds is not pleasurable."

Posted May 2, 2010

Gary Wolcott

14 15%

A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)

"On film or DVD, Freddy is terrifying for about 15 minutes %u2014 one reel tops. After the first couple of appearances and a kill or two, he is ho-hum."

Posted May 2, 2010

Gary Wolcott

15 18%

The Back-up Plan (2010)

"Ten minutes into this disaster and anyone unfortunate enough to attend will be making back-up plans of their own."

Posted Apr 24, 2010

Gary Wolcott

16 49%

The Losers (2010)

"The characters, attitudes, dialogue, plot crisis and special effects of The Losers are pretty much interchangeable with every other film version of a graphic novel."

Posted Apr 24, 2010

Gary Wolcott

17 51%

Chloe (2010)

"Quiet desperation has power. A look, a gesture and what isn't said often says more than reams of dialogue. Ordinary actors can't pull it off. Neither can ordinary directors."

Posted Apr 17, 2010

Gary Wolcott

18 41%

Death at a Funeral (2010)

"The who's who African American cast guarantees there will be no box office funeral for Death at a Funeral."

Posted Apr 17, 2010

Gary Wolcott

19 76%

Kick-Ass (2010)

"Director Matthew Vaughn and writing partner Jane Goldman (Stardust) %u2014 who should do more movies %u2014 get the job done with punchy dialogue and pitch-perfect sets and stunts."

Posted Apr 17, 2010

Gary Wolcott

20 67%

Date Night (2010)

"Pokerfaced Steve Carell and Tina Fey play Phil and Claire. Both do dead-on deadpan. It alone sells steak that doesn't have much sizzle."

Posted Apr 10, 2010

Gary Wolcott

21 20%

The Last Song (2010)

"The big deal here is Cyrus' first serious [on-screen] kiss. The lip locking is about as romantic as two fish gobbling at the same piece of food."

Posted Apr 4, 2010

Gary Wolcott

22 28%

Clash of the Titans (2010)

"As an after-thought [director Louis] Leterrier and his producers decided to make the flick 3-D. But oops - they'd already shot like 90% in ordinary old 2-D."

Posted Apr 4, 2010

Gary Wolcott

23 63%

Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)

"Only time will tell if Hot Tub Time Machine is the dumbest premise for a time-travel movie of all time."

Posted Mar 26, 2010

Gary Wolcott

24 98%

How to Train Your Dragon (2010)

"Though the 3-D effects are awesome, this movie also succeeds in two-dimensions because it is driven by the story and not by effects."

Posted Mar 26, 2010

Gary Wolcott

25 83%

The Ghost Writer (2010)

"Polanski's movie does a slow, methodical disintegration. More movies should do it that well. Cliche is rarely done with such style."

Posted Mar 20, 2010

Gary Wolcott

26 86%

Hubble 3D (2010)

"Hubble is a wonderful machine, and this is a phenomenal movie."

Posted Mar 20, 2010

Gary Wolcott

27 53%

Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010)

"Movies about teenagers do better after kids have moved on to high school and even then it's a crapshoot."

Posted Mar 20, 2010

Gary Wolcott

28 13%

The Bounty Hunter (2010)

"The Bounty Hunter's trailer covers everything you need to know about the movie."

Posted Mar 20, 2010

Gary Wolcott

29 13%

Our Family Wedding (2010)

"One act into Our Family Wedding and the two soon-to-be-marrieds start thinking eloping is a better idea. They should have."

Posted Mar 13, 2010

Gary Wolcott

30 58%

She's Out of My League (2010)

"Every man's fantasy is a hot relationship with a drop-dead gorgeous, head-turning fox. At age 14 reality sinks in and most guys realize it's never going to happen."

Posted Mar 13, 2010

Gary Wolcott

31 53%

Green Zone (2010)

"Green Zone in a heavy-handed way finds itself mired in serious weapons of mass plot destruction."

Posted Mar 13, 2010

Gary Wolcott

32 27%

Remember Me (2010)

"The script calls for several scenes with gut-wrenching, hard-core emotional outbursts. They're so bad they're embarrassing. Robert Pattinson should stick to sulking."

Posted Mar 13, 2010

Gary Wolcott

33 43%

Brooklyn's Finest (2010)

"Brooklyn's finest aren't. Compared to films of the genre, Brooklyn's Finest isn't either. It is, however, one hell of a good try."

Posted Mar 6, 2010

Gary Wolcott

34 51%

Alice in Wonderland (2010)

"These aren't actors working in front of blue screens with obvious effects dubbed in later. You really are in Wonderland. Real life and CGI are seamless."

Posted Mar 6, 2010

Gary Wolcott

35 19%

Cop Out (2010)

"Heavy sigh. So many potential puns. So little space."

Posted Feb 27, 2010

Gary Wolcott

36 69%

Shutter Island (2010)

"I really need more time to roll it around the brain before I can definitively recommend -- or not. Today, it's a not."

Posted Feb 21, 2010

Gary Wolcott

37 91%

Crazy Heart (2009)

"The point of Crazy Heart is to showcase [Jeff] Bridges who has been much much, much better in other films. At least this one finally gives him long overdue accolades."

Posted Feb 13, 2010

Gary Wolcott

38 18%

Valentine's Day (2010)

"I loved a couple of the scenes in Valentine's Day: the opening credits and the closing credits."

Posted Feb 13, 2010

Gary Wolcott

39 34%

The Wolfman (2010)

"The legend of the Wolfman has always been a premise in search of somewhere to go."

Posted Feb 13, 2010

Gary Wolcott

40 37%

From Paris with Love (2010)

"Bullets fly. Bad guys die. I tried to do a body count but lost count at 20. And that's by the end of the second reel when Travolta's Charlie Wax is just getting warmed up."

Posted Feb 7, 2010

Gary Wolcott

41 28%

Dear John (2010)

"By act three, this sentimental twaddle bounces all over the place trying to find a center. It never does. If you think that's overwritten, wait until you see the movie."

Posted Feb 7, 2010

Gary Wolcott

42 56%

Edge of Darkness (2010)

"The headline hoohah of the last couple of years made most of us forget that Gibson is an exceptional actor."

Posted Jan 30, 2010

Gary Wolcott

43 18%

The Tooth Fairy (2010)

"The Rock's stock has slipped from ex-superstar wrestler and Scorpion King and action-icon heir apparent to donning Dollar Store lace wings and a tutu to play a tooth fairy."

Posted Jan 23, 2010

Gary Wolcott

44 28%

Extraordinary Measures (2010)

"If you're careful and limit the soda intake, you won't leave the theater with a sugar high."

Posted Jan 23, 2010

Gary Wolcott

45 75%

The Road (2009)

"It's a grind. Each weary, rainy step is agony. Around every corner is more desolation. More destruction. More misery. On it goes until The Road finally hits a dead end."

Posted Jan 16, 2010

Gary Wolcott

46 37%

Nine (2009)

"Sometimes less is more. Nine is eight too many."

Posted Jan 16, 2010

Gary Wolcott

47 48%

The Book of Eli (2010)

"Not long into the production the words get uttered that turn a stylish, well-done, well-acted production to predictable mush. The words: "In the time before%u2026""

Posted Jan 16, 2010

Gary Wolcott

48 90%

The Messenger (2009)

"The Messenger makes it [the death of a soldier] personal. And it is uncomfortable. Well-done movies about the tragedy of war and its impact on ordinary lives are that way."

Posted Jan 9, 2010

Gary Wolcott

49 21%

Leap Year (2010)

"A late scene has Amy Adams standing at the edge of a cliff. I thought she was going to jump. Had it not been so late in the movie, I would have gladly traded her places."

Posted Jan 9, 2010

Gary Wolcott

50 66%

Youth in Revolt (2010)

"Youth in Revolt? Forget that! Let's focus on critic in revolt. Even a little [Michael] Cera is too much."

Posted Jan 9, 2010

Gary Wolcott

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