Boston Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 96%

Brooklyn Castle (2012)

"Chess, brilliant young students and great teachers potent mix."

Posted Nov 16, 2012

James Verniere

2 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"Contrived, but beautifully cast and very entertaining."

Posted Nov 16, 2012

James Verniere

3 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"An oddly Baz Luhrmann-like take."

Posted Nov 16, 2012

James Verniere

4 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"Good riddance."

Posted Nov 15, 2012

James Verniere

5 81%

The Hour: Season 2 (TV, 2012)

" The players seem to spend much of their time entering and exiting the same drab offices while shoveling exposition at one other. "

Posted Nov 14, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

6 54%

Wedding Band: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" Wedding Band is frequently vulgar, and few punch lines can be quoted here, but it has such affection for all its characters that you might be troubled that you can't return the love. "

Posted Nov 10, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

7 22%

Malibu Country: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" Reba's smile can warm almost anything. But it's not worth sitting through this recycled sitcom for it. "

Posted Nov 10, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

8 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"Monumental"

Posted Nov 9, 2012

James Verniere

9 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"Take the plunge. "

Posted Nov 7, 2012

James Verniere

10 70%

The Loneliest Planet (2012)

"Presumably taking its title from BBC Worldwide's "Lonely Planet" travel books, "

Posted Nov 2, 2012

James Verniere

11 91%

Holy Motors (2012)

"Holy moly, Carax drops the movie acid."

Posted Nov 2, 2012

James Verniere

12 47%

The Details (2012)

"A very well cast, R-rated TV sitcom."

Posted Nov 2, 2012

James Verniere

13 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"Amiable enough."

Posted Nov 2, 2012

James Verniere

14 78%

Flight (2012)

"All aboard."

Posted Nov 2, 2012

James Verniere

15 88%

The Big Picture (2012)

"Are you a fan of Patricia Highsmith's Ripley stories?"

Posted Oct 28, 2012

James Verniere

16 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"'Atlas' shrugged"

Posted Oct 28, 2012

James Verniere

17 24%

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

"Sequel lacks spirit. Will audiences pay to see the same no-budget fright film for the fourth time?"

Posted Oct 21, 2012

James Verniere

18 90%

Beauty Is Embarrassing (2012)

"Using animation, CGI and stop-motion, and mixing analog and digital video, director Berkeley transforms 'Beauty Is Embarrassing' into a White-inspired but Berkeley made work of pop-folk art"

Posted Oct 19, 2012

James Verniere

19 68%

Wuthering Heights (2012)

"While director Arnold captures the semi-barbaric violence, rough beauty and rustic splendor of her setting and period, her use of nonprofessional actors in many roles detracts from the story's power."

Posted Oct 19, 2012

James Verniere

20 95%

Sister (2012)

"'Sister' often recalls the recent work of the Dardenne brothers of Belgium and that landmark of the French new wave, Francois Truffaut's 'The 400 Blows' (1959)."

Posted Oct 19, 2012

James Verniere

21 12%

Alex Cross (2012)

"A stomach-churning mix of sadism and sentimentality."

Posted Oct 19, 2012

James Verniere

22 88%

Ethel (2012)

"While often touching, it's a lightweight addition to HBO's schedule."

Posted Oct 18, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

23 77%

American Horror Story: Asylum (TV, 2012-2013)

" In their new installment, American Horror Story: Asylum, they throw everything in but a kitchen headstone. "

Posted Oct 17, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

24 26%

Emily Owens, M.D.: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" CW's shoddy spin on ABC's Grey's Anatomy slams into so many medical cliches, the show is almost D.O.A. by the first commercial break. "

Posted Oct 16, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

25 93%

The Walking Dead: Season 3 (TV, 2012-2013)

" Dead is always at its most unsettling - and poignant - when its characters have a moment to breathe and to address their dark, nightmarish world. "

Posted Oct 14, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

26 43%

The Paperboy (2012)

"Tennessee Williams on crack"

Posted Oct 12, 2012

James Verniere

27 83%

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

"For a film about nothing, 'Seven Psychopaths' is awfully entertaining."

Posted Oct 12, 2012

James Verniere

28 63%

Sinister (2012)

"The demon Bughuul is not to be confused with 'gabagool,' which is merely a demonic deli meat."

Posted Oct 12, 2012

James Verniere

29 96%

Argo (2012)

"Five years ago, I thought Ben Affleck was done."

Posted Oct 12, 2012

James Verniere

30 20%

Beauty and the Beast: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" The script plays like something a cat clawed to shreds and then some poor production assistant tried to piece together. "

Posted Oct 11, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

31 92%

Nashville: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" The mix of music, political power-plays and pure soap promises to be addictive. "

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

32 86%

Arrow: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" CW's latest dip into DC Comics' vault almost scores a bulls-eye with the action drama Arrow. "

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

33 47%

Chicago Fire: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" All these pretty faces and tight abs (and skeleton-thin acting abilities) take you right out of the so-called reality of the series. "

Posted Oct 10, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

34 57%

Upstairs Downstairs: Season 2 (TV, 1972-1973)

" The show careens from black humor to near tragedy and then back again. It's a hard tone to master and not always maintained but preferable to the sugar-swathed world of Downton. "

Posted Oct 7, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

35 88%

Head Games (2012)

"If you have children involved in contact sports, you must see 'Head Games.'"

Posted Oct 5, 2012

James Verniere

36 55%

V/H/S (2012)

"Unpleasant to watch and unoriginal evocation of "The Blair Witch Project" and J-Horror."

Posted Oct 5, 2012

James Verniere

37 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"Burton's stop-motion 'Frankenweenie' is a lush, black-and-white monster-piece about children, pets, the allure of the neighborhood cemetery and unforgettable images created by the artist known as James Whale."

Posted Oct 5, 2012

James Verniere

38 21%

Taken 2 (2012)

"'Taken 2' the cleaners."

Posted Oct 4, 2012

James Verniere

39 58%

666 Park Avenue: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" There are elements of the Friday the 13th: The Series and any J-horror film here, but the frights are few. "

Posted Sep 30, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

40 97%

Homeland: Season 2 (TV, 2012)

" I'm running out of superlatives for Danes, who imbues her damaged spy with even more nuances. "

Posted Sep 30, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

41 31%

Made in Jersey: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

" Another CBS show, another ho-hum crime drama. "

Posted Sep 28, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

42 81%

Pitch Perfect (2012)

" If there is an honest moment in this should-be TV sitcom, I missed it. A-ca-phony."

Posted Sep 28, 2012

James Verniere

43 94%

Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has To Travel (2012)

"With her lacquered black hair and Kabuki-like face, one-time 'ugly duckling' Vreeland was her own work of art and, as the film reminds us, she was one of the most important and amusing self-made works of art of her century."

Posted Sep 28, 2012

James Verniere

44 45%

Hotel Transylvania (2012)

"'Scream cheese' is right. In addition to being notably unfunny, the 3-D version of the film is like a black hole sucking all the light out of the theater."

Posted Sep 28, 2012

James Verniere

45 66%

Solomon Kane (2012)

"If some of the special effects aren't so special and the theology is bit foggy, director Bassett knows that there is almost nothing more inherently scary than a dark forest and leading man Purefoy brings conviction to Kane."

Posted Sep 28, 2012

James Verniere

46 93%

Looper (2012)

" Other films evoked by 'Looper' include Brian De Palma's 'Carrie' and, inevitably, Terry Gilliam's '12 Monkeys' (1995), which also stars Willis and which is light years ahead of 'Looper.'"

Posted Sep 28, 2012

James Verniere

47 77%

Last Resort: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" To be fair, Last Resort does not insult ideology - it merely knocks your intelligence. "

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

48 83%

Elementary: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" Elementary turns the myth into CBS' answer to "Castle, with a shade more intelligence. "

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

49 32%

The Neighbors: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" In its goofiest moments, the show has a gentle Tim Burton vibe. "

Posted Sep 26, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

50 7%

Guys with Kids: Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" There are some adorable tots mugging hard on NBC's Guys with Kids. The adults muck it all up. "

Posted Sep 26, 2012

Mark A. Perigard

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