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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 49%

Carrie (2013)

"Schlockier than a Rolox watch, this Carrie will have panphobes howling with laughter."

Posted Oct 18, 2013

Erick Weber

2 81%

Don Jon (2013)

"Gordon-Levitt's cracking directorial debut depicts porn/sex addiction infinitely more realistically -- and rollickingly -- than 2011's absurdly-overrated snoozefest Shame."

Posted Sep 27, 2013

Erick Weber

3 29%

Kick-Ass 2 (2013)

"Bravo Jim Carrey, bravo. Refusing to promote your work in Kick-Ass 2 is the wisest career move you've ever made. "

Posted Aug 16, 2013

Erick Weber

4 68%

Elysium (2013)

"What form of British-ish accent is Foster attempting exactly? A Razzie-worthy performance. "

Posted Aug 12, 2013

Erick Weber

5 86%

The Conjuring (2013)

"Thank God I live in newish construction."

Posted Jul 19, 2013

Erick Weber

6 74%

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

"The Minions' decision to go solo next year is the smartest move since The Simpsons severed their relationship with Tracey Ullman."

Posted Jul 3, 2013

Erick Weber

7 60%

The Bling Ring (2013)

"A stick-thin expose of a gaggle of brats obsessed with snatching Prada purses and Alexander McQueen shoes from celebs' high-up-in-the-hills chateaus."

Posted Jun 26, 2013

Erick Weber

8 67%

World War Z (2013)

"We've seen it all before and seen it done far, far better. E.g., 28 Weeks Later, the Holy Grail of the zombie-contagion genre."

Posted Jun 20, 2013

Erick Weber

9 74%

The East (2013)

"Marling and Batmanglij pull punches as things come to a close, opting for a more pacifist resolution than their fictional insurrectionist group would certainly espouse."

Posted Jun 14, 2013

Erick Weber

10 34%

The Internship (2013)

"Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's cinematic reunion renders the Google-glorifying, Revenge of the Nerds ripoff irresistibly likable -- make that +1-able."

Posted Jun 7, 2013

Erick Weber

11 64%

Epic (2013)

"Though Epic walks a woefully-worn, save-the-planet path, it manages to feel fresh, even when drawing inspiration directly from Alice in Wonderland, Avatar and The Lord of the Rings."

Posted May 21, 2013

Erick Weber

12 66%

The Iceman (2013)

"Getting to see Shannon boogie to Blondie is enough to warrant a stay of execution."

Posted May 17, 2013

Erick Weber

13 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"A visually-stunning, theatrically-showy spectacle that's as lavishly grandiose as one of Gatsby's grotesquely over-the-top shindigs."

Posted May 10, 2013

Erick Weber

14 45%

To The Wonder (2013)

"Malick's profound message permeating throughout: Living in Oklahoma blows."

Posted Apr 11, 2013

Erick Weber

15 68%

Trance (2013)

"The film's sensory experience is too alluring to resist, Boyle salvaging his unduly swirly story with a slathering of his shimmering, sumptuous aesthetics."

Posted Apr 9, 2013

Erick Weber

16 28%

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013)

"Administers exhilaration without a Michael Bay level of enervation."

Posted Mar 29, 2013

Erick Weber

17 91%

The Sapphires (2013)

"The most affable, innocuous outing ever set in a war zone."

Posted Mar 27, 2013

Erick Weber

18 70%

The Croods (2013)

"The Croods is the most entertaining film of the year thus far -- a Neolithic knockout."

Posted Mar 21, 2013

Erick Weber

19 38%

Admission (2013)

"Admission doesn't just misfire, it flatlines."

Posted Mar 20, 2013

Erick Weber

20 95%

West of Memphis (2012)

"I would have preferred Jackson's clinically-presented project display a bit more reverence for the three young lives that were brutally taken some twenty years ago."

Posted Mar 18, 2013

Erick Weber

21 36%

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013)

"If The Incredible Burt Wonderstone were a real Vegas show, its rightful home would be amongst the rubble of an imploded casino."

Posted Mar 13, 2013

Erick Weber

22 59%

Oz the Great and Powerful (2013)

"The film's CGI'd talking monkey is more alive than Franco. And it totally looks fake."

Posted Mar 7, 2013

Erick Weber

23 68%

Stoker (2013)

"Dripping with mood but deprived of dynamics, Stoker fails as an overall film yet wonders with the wizardry of the man behind the cam."

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Erick Weber

24 32%

Escape From Planet Earth (2013)

"A surprisingly well-produced effort that fills the recent vacuum of family films without totally sucking."

Posted Feb 18, 2013

Erick Weber

25 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"A bombastic onslaught of smashed-up machinery and king-sized explosions that adequately sates your neanderthalic needs."

Posted Feb 14, 2013

Erick Weber

26 46%

Beautiful Creatures (2013)

"A supernatural spell of boringness smothers it all."

Posted Feb 12, 2013

Erick Weber

27 83%

Side Effects (2013)

"Its big twist is telegraphed so soon after its start, there's zero shock value and zero suspense as the film plods towards its pathetically pat ending."

Posted Feb 6, 2013

Erick Weber

28 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"It's hard to beat a brain-eating scene with John Waits' "Missing You" blaring in the background, the '80s ode to the forlorn has never sounded so grotesquely poignant."

Posted Jan 22, 2013

Erick Weber

29 28%

Broken City (2013)

"A tedious, needlessly-convoluted clunker."

Posted Jan 18, 2013

Erick Weber

30 93%

Amour (2012)

"Haneke addresses the ravaging effects of aging in a starkly intimate way but Amour oddly lacks affectivity. Something that should be overflowing with emotion is strangely as sterile as Georges and Anne's Parisian apartment."

Posted Jan 16, 2013

Erick Weber

31 32%

Gangster Squad (2013)

"It's the premium cast that redeems the project. "

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Erick Weber

32 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"While it's executed with the same level of meticulous precision as the raid itself, you can't help but wonder if Bigelow could have compressed things just a bit."

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Erick Weber

33 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"The Impossible is immersive only when it's fully immersed."

Posted Jan 3, 2013

Erick Weber

34 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

"This is filmmaking of the most opulent order -- par excellence."

Posted Dec 25, 2012

Erick Weber

35 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"Teetering between tepidly humorous and totally unfunny, Judd Apatow's crazy long crudefest plays like bits and pieces of a stand-up routine that would get a comedian booed off the stage."

Posted Dec 19, 2012

Erick Weber

36 65%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Packed with crescendos and crap-outs, Peter Jackson's mega-bloated beginning to Bilbo Baggins' pilgrimage across Middle-earth to Lonely Mountain both awes and bores."

Posted Dec 12, 2012

Erick Weber

37 75%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"Everything about the loaded-with-lowlives crime flick is elongated, extended to the very precipice of its expiration date."

Posted Nov 29, 2012

Erick Weber

38 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"Mirren's "I am woman, hear me roar" nuclear weapon-level unloading on her hubby is a contender for the strongest acting moment this year - time stops, jaws drop when she unleashes it."

Posted Nov 28, 2012

Erick Weber

39 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"Serving up 2012's single most awe-inspiring stanza of cinema, Ang Lee's Life of Pi is a thing of beauty - a gorgeously presented piece of art."

Posted Nov 22, 2012

Erick Weber

40 12%

Red Dawn (2012)

"Shockingly tolerable and surprisingly entertaining. "

Posted Nov 19, 2012

Erick Weber

41 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"Breaking down the walls - literally - Wright has served up a silver screen stunner. Cue the standing ovation."

Posted Nov 15, 2012

Erick Weber

42 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"Day-Lewis doesn't play Abraham Lincoln, he is Abraham Lincoln in a performance that will have you seriously questioning if what you're watching is a documentary shot in the 1860s."

Posted Nov 9, 2012

Erick Weber

43 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"With the onset of the sublime Skyfall, Daniel Craig officially wrests the title of "Best Bond Ever" from Connery, the British bulldog delivers a brilliant, bulldozing performance in a cinematic spectacular more streamlined than one of his Tom Ford suits."

Posted Nov 6, 2012

Erick Weber

44 78%

Flight (2012)

"The only thing Zemeckis could have done to make Flight more of a chore to sit through beyond its stunning opening sequence, have a kid kick your seat-back for the protracted remainder of the flick."

Posted Oct 30, 2012

Erick Weber

45 94%

The Sessions (2012)

"For the entire endeavor to emotionally register, you must buy into the romance that purportedly blossoms between Hawkes and Hunt. I didn't, not for a second."

Posted Oct 26, 2012

Erick Weber

46 84%

Smashed (2012)

"Winstead's performance is sure to be remembered come awards season, it packs more punch than a bottle of Bacardi 151."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Erick Weber

47 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"The Wachowskis' monumentally ambitious sci-fi time-hopper demands a superhuman level of dedication and patience but the payoff isn't worth the labor required to endure its nearly three-hour runtime."

Posted Oct 24, 2012

Erick Weber

48 94%

Hugo (2011)

"A luminous triumph that may just remind you why our hearts leap when the lights go down in a movie theater."

Posted Oct 22, 2012

Erick Weber

49 92%

Take Shelter (2011)

"While Take Shelter isn't by any means perfect - writer/director Jeff Nichols could use a refresher course on editing - it's a powerful film, displaying a devolvement into insanity that ultimately proves to be quite visionary."

Posted Oct 22, 2012

Erick Weber

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