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Screen Junkies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 98%

Project Nim (2011)

"'70s hippie scientists were messed up."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

Fred Topel

2 59%

Kaboom (2011)

"At least it's out there, but I don't ultimately enjoy the ride. "

Posted Jan 21, 2011

Fred Topel

3 14%

The Ledge (2011)

"It's bold to make a movie so heavily centered on a hot button issue. I just don't think it really explores it fully."

Posted Jan 21, 2011

Fred Topel

4 24%

The Dilemma (2011)

"There is some good drama in the resolution, but this ain't the drama version. They had their chance to make a drama and they made the wrong choice."

Posted Jan 14, 2011

Fred Topel

5 43%

The Green Hornet (2011)

"You know, superhero comedy is tricky. They can't all be Blankman."

Posted Jan 12, 2011

Fred Topel

6 22%

Country Strong (2011)

"Maybe if you love the music it doesn't matter what the story is, but it does show irresponsible lack of restraint dealing with serious drama. "

Posted Dec 22, 2010

Fred Topel

7 72%

Somewhere (2010)

"Somehow, Johnny is fascinating to watch. I hate this guy, but I'm captivated. "

Posted Dec 22, 2010

Fred Topel

8 10%

Little Fockers (2010)

"A clear example of a trilogy running out of steam and repeating itself in part three. At least it's not an example of the superior second part. That would make Meet the Fockers this trilogy's Empire Strikes Back. "

Posted Dec 20, 2010

Fred Topel

9 38%

Casino Jack (2010)

"I'd probably watch a movie like Casino Jack on TV and think, 'Yup, that's pretty much what I thought happened.' Nothing more."

Posted Dec 17, 2010

Fred Topel

10 32%

How Do You Know (2010)

"I still like James L. Brooks movies. He lost most people after Spanglish so they probably won't like How Do You Know either, but I appreciate a romantic comedy where people talk about what's actually going on."

Posted Dec 17, 2010

Fred Topel

11 13%

Yogi Bear (2010)

"Now I have no attachment to the original cartoon but for anyone who did like it, this can't be what you wanted. "

Posted Dec 17, 2010

Fred Topel

12 96%

True Grit (2010)

"If grit were all you needed, this film would deliver on the grizzled men, dirty and grumbling with rotted teeth. Of course, you can also admire the story, the characters, the world, the humor and/or the action. "

Posted Dec 16, 2010

Fred Topel

13 49%

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

"An ocean pouring out of a painting into a bedroom is just plain cool. Dufflepuds that look like Oompa Loompas with one foot are just plain cool."

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Fred Topel

14 20%

The Tourist (2010)

"It's formulaic, but all the elements are in the right order. We've seen a guy inch across ledges and fall onto fruit stands, but don't you want to see Johnny Depp have a go at it too?"

Posted Dec 10, 2010

Fred Topel

15 32%

All Good Things (2010)

"Oscar will not be one of all good things that All Good Things might receive."

Posted Dec 3, 2010

Fred Topel

16 51%

Tron Legacy (2010)

"I love the metaphysics this story suggests. Tron had hints of the possibilities, but Legacy explores the images of ourselves, manifested beings and the idea that the pursuit of perfection is corrupt."

Posted Dec 3, 2010

Fred Topel

17 67%

The Company Men (2011)

"No matter how hard you've had it during the economic crisis, it's got to make you feel better that Ben Affleck, or at least a character he's portraying, knows what you're going through. "

Posted Nov 23, 2010

Fred Topel

18 79%

Fair Game (2010)

"Don't let the Vice President get away with exposing CIA agents, but also don't make movies that only say it's wrong to expose CIA agents."

Posted Nov 23, 2010

Fred Topel

19 37%

Burlesque (2010)

"It's Funny Girl in lingerie."

Posted Nov 23, 2010

Fred Topel

20 49%

Love and Other Drugs (2010)

"I would be down for a smart romance set against a backdrop of medical ethics, but that's not what Love and Other Drugs is. This movie is trying so hard to be cute and clever it is annoying."

Posted Nov 23, 2010

Fred Topel

21 43%

Faster (2010)

"Faster is also furious."

Posted Nov 19, 2010

Fred Topel

22 52%

The Next Three Days (2010)

"It's really, really stupid but in the best 'so crazy I can't believe it's a movie' way... I'm especially surprised that Crowe and Haggis made this. They're usually so serious but it seems they just went WTF."

Posted Nov 19, 2010

Fred Topel

23 78%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010)

"The worst of all the Harry Potter movies. This is the most bored I've been watching one."

Posted Nov 19, 2010

Fred Topel

24 86%

Unstoppable (2010)

"The fastest, most furious movie of the year."

Posted Nov 12, 2010

Fred Topel

25 91%

The Fighter (2010)

"If I'd known how emotionally abusive his family was, I might have braced myself. It just makes me appreciate that I get to live on my own and be my own person with my family. This behavior is tragic."

Posted Nov 10, 2010

Fred Topel

26 87%

Black Swan (2010)

"You don't know what you're going to see next, you don't know what's real and just getting to the end is exhausting. The film leaves you drained, which is a wonderful experience to have at the movies."

Posted Nov 6, 2010

Fred Topel

27 40%

Due Date (2010)

"You expect a comedy to throw in the heart, not go all Precious: Based on the novel Push by Sapphire on you. You need that to appreciate when they get goofy though."

Posted Nov 6, 2010

Fred Topel

28 72%

Megamind (2010)

"A complex story with very sophisticated forward momentum... It's about what makes people a hero or villain,and the answer is not just simply one is bullied and the other is revered."

Posted Nov 6, 2010

Fred Topel

29 9%

Saw 3D (2010)

"My most not favorite Saw film. I don't know that I'll watch it again but I'll at least keep the ending in mind as I rewatch my more favorite Saw films and show them to my kids. "

Posted Oct 29, 2010

Fred Topel

30 93%

127 Hours (2010)

"You don't get the triumph of human survival without the brutal reality of Aron's sacrifice. Don't be afraid to look. It's good for you."

Posted Oct 25, 2010

Fred Topel

31 46%

Hereafter (2010)

"A Final Destination movie with the air of respectability that Clint Eastwood commands, but absolutely no fun. Clint Eastwood doing Final Destination may sound awesome, but this is a movie just designed to make you feel miserable. "

Posted Oct 22, 2010

Fred Topel

32 71%

Red (2010)

"Action sequences are just poorly shot. It feels like they took a few comic panels from the book, but you don't see the effects of a given action."

Posted Oct 15, 2010

Fred Topel

33 64%

Jackass 3 (2010)

"When you create a genre and then excel at it, that's art. Cinema is first and foremost about entertainment, and Jackass is the purest form of entertainment... I took five pages of notes to come to this conclusion."

Posted Oct 15, 2010

Fred Topel

34 68%

Rubber (2011)

"This is a French New Wave film about the phenomenon of visual entertainment... You can feel the satisfaction behind the scenes as writer/director/editor Quentin Dupieux invents a new film language. "

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Fred Topel

35 71%

Never Let Me Go (2010)

"It does things right as a character study and maintains the ambiguity that the Michael Bay version needed."

Posted Sep 28, 2010

Fred Topel

36 63%

True Legend (2011)

"There are two epic climactic fights and three or four more sequences as good as The Matrix or Crouching Tiger fights."

Posted Sep 26, 2010

Fred Topel

37 17%

30 Days Of Night: Dark Days (2010)

"There is no fun in this movie and it's definitely not cool enough to be serious. The characters are all so morose. Oh, my family was killed by vampires, boo hoo."

Posted Sep 25, 2010

Fred Topel

38 51%

Stone (2010)

"One of those films that revels in despair and monotony, just another 'bad things happen, people are miserable' piece for actors who want to show how downbeat they can be."

Posted Sep 25, 2010

Fred Topel

39 43%

Ong Bak 3 (2011)

"The problems with Ong Bak 3 are palpable... It really feels like a Game of Death situation where they're building a movie around existing footage of the star."

Posted Sep 24, 2010

Fred Topel

40 87%

Buried (2010)

"I think they could have taken it to the next level. Buried is certainly good and worth watching, but it could have been the definitive high concept movie. Instead it's just one that doesn't suck"

Posted Sep 23, 2010

Fred Topel

41 96%

The Social Network (2010)

"The Social Network is the movie of the year. If Coppola were into computers, this would be The Godfather."

Posted Sep 21, 2010

Fred Topel

42 89%

Waiting for Superman (2010)

"The honesty of children is sobering. You see first graders without any ego or melodrama, yet talking about what school isn't giving them, there's your story right there."

Posted Sep 20, 2010

Fred Topel

43 81%

Catfish (2010)

"I feel bad for the catfish, but I guess I need them to be catfish or there'd be no me to feel bad for them. You'll understand at the end."

Posted Sep 17, 2010

Fred Topel

44 52%

Devil (2010)

"This office building had so many employees. Not just the people renting office space, but a security staff, cleaning crew and maintenance. How are we having an economic crisis when there are so many jobs available in every skyscraper?"

Posted Sep 17, 2010

Fred Topel

45 85%

Easy A (2010)

"Can't Buy Me Love for the Mean Girls generation. It knows it and it references that movie and other '80s classics, but Can't Buy Me Love is the accurate one because it's really about changing people's lives."

Posted Sep 17, 2010

Fred Topel

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