Boston Herald

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 55%

The Look of Love (2013)

"Steve Coogan's fourth collaboration with director Michael Winterbottom is a funny, visually inventive take on Britain's Hugh Hefner."

Posted Aug 2, 2013

James Verniere

2 64%

2 Guns (2013)

"Really guys, another mediocre knockoff of 'Lethal Weapon'?"

Posted Aug 1, 2013

James Verniere

3 63%

The Awesomes: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" The series is clearly a labor of love for the creators. Still, the show has its wonderfully silly moments. "

Posted Aug 1, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

4 69%

The Wolverine (2013)

"Just because actor-producer Jackman wants to replenish his coffers every year or two with one of these movies is no reason to see them, especially if their narratives are as thin as this."

Posted Jul 25, 2013

James Verniere

5 69%

The Newsroom: Season 2 (TV, 2013)

" Watching this show sometimes feels like homework. "

Posted Jul 14, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

6 48%

I'm So Excited! (2013)

"Almodovar muse Cecilia Roth is Spain's own Cruella De Vil. Almodovar regular Lola Duenas is a sexy scream as a virgin psychic."

Posted Jul 12, 2013

James Verniere

7 91%

Far Out Isn't Far Enough: The Tomi Ungerer Story (2013)

"The film brilliantly incorporates Ungerer's art into its visuals in ways that are as instructive as they are delightful"

Posted Jul 12, 2013

James Verniere

8 7%

Grown Ups 2 (2013)

"A mix of cheap sentiment and fart jokes."

Posted Jul 12, 2013

James Verniere

9 93%

Orange is the New Black: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" There's spending time, wasting time and doing time: Orange is the New Black might leave you wondering if you're being punished for something. "

Posted Jul 11, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

10 72%

Pacific Rim (2013)

"The epic-scale battles between the towering robots and massive monsters are a huge part of this film's spectacle quotient and often achieve pop-visual grandeur."

Posted Jul 11, 2013

James Verniere

11 90%

The Bridge (FX): Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Cross The Bridge at your own peril. You just might get stranded in the summer's best mystery. "

Posted Jul 10, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

12 26%

Camp: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" If you've never been to camp, this show won't sell you on the idea. "

Posted Jul 10, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

13 63%

Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain (2013)

"Hart's comedy is the product of a brilliant acting performance. He uses his imposing physical and vocal skills to bring a paranoid, apoplectic madwoman to hilarious, side-splitting life."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

James Verniere

14 74%

Despicable Me 2 (2013)

"What language do the Minions, those delightful, yellow homunculi of these 'Despicable Me' films, speak? Whatever it it, it is silliness raised to sublime, giggle-inducing heights, and renders children and adults alike helpless."

Posted Jul 4, 2013

James Verniere

15 31%

The Lone Ranger (2013)

"The film, part spoof, part pastiche, is chockablock with violent incident, spectacular settings, Buster Keaton-esque action and colorful characters out of spaghetti Westerns of yore."

Posted Jul 2, 2013

James Verniere

16 76%

Ray Donovan: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Biderman's work here is inexplicably lazy. "

Posted Jun 30, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

17 64%

Unfinished Song (2013)

"Terence Stamp is a rock star."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

James Verniere

18 99%

20 Feet From Stardom (2013)

"Celebrate and sing along."

Posted Jun 28, 2013

James Verniere

19 65%

The Heat (2013)

"Derivative, but funny, thanks to costars and cast. Wasn't that my old view out the Boston Herald windows?"

Posted Jun 28, 2013

James Verniere

20 50%

White House Down (2013)

"The second time you blow up the White House? What's the matter, Ro?"

Posted Jun 28, 2013

James Verniere

21 81%

Under the Dome: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" What's that you say? This was the plot for The Simpsons Movie? Oh, hush and enjoy the chaos and the cow carnage. "

Posted Jun 24, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

22 67%

Devious Maids: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" The dramedy comes off a lot like a remix of ABC's Desperate Housewives. That's hardly an accident. "

Posted Jun 21, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

23 83%

Berberian Sound Studio (2013)

"Fans of Dario Argento and Mario Bava films take notice."

Posted Jun 21, 2013

James Verniere

24 60%

The Bling Ring (2013)

"The film is like an installment of True Crime Stories hosted by Perez Hilton. Yes, it's all that."

Posted Jun 21, 2013

James Verniere

25 68%

World War Z (2013)

"It's nearly impossible to make a credible PG-13 zombie movie in the age of "The Walking Dead.""

Posted Jun 21, 2013

James Verniere

26 78%

Monsters University (2013)

"Depressingly uninspired."

Posted Jun 21, 2013

James Verniere

27 40%

True Blood: Season 6 (TV, 2013)

" Suspense, surprises and crackling dialogue: True Blood is pumping strong again. "

Posted Jun 13, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

28 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"This Superman fails to take off"

Posted Jun 13, 2013

James Verniere

29 44%

King & Maxwell: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" This is the kind of show that makes Castle look like Hamlet. "

Posted Jun 10, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

30 44%

Primeval (US): Season 1 (TV, 2012-2013)

" The CGI stuff is cool; if only the acting were half as realistic. "

Posted Jun 7, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

31 60%

Sinbad: Season 1 (TV, 2012)

" Sinbad sets out to find his destiny on the sea, encountering menaces that would make Ray Harry hausen proud. "

Posted Jun 7, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

32 67%

The Prey (2013)

"Why can't we make beaucoup genre films as frequently as the French?"

Posted Jun 7, 2013

James Verniere

33 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

"A fictional, romantic version of the British "Up" series and a unique collaboration between actors and director."

Posted Jun 7, 2013

James Verniere

34 34%

The Internship (2013)

"Reunited 'Wedding Crashers,' Vaughn and Wilson have chemistry to spare."

Posted Jun 7, 2013

James Verniere

35 38%

The Purge (2013)

"A home-invasion fantasy exploiting such hot-button topics as racism and right-wing paranoia for shock value. Release this beast, indeed."

Posted Jun 7, 2013

James Verniere

36 69%

Graceland: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Right now, it's looking as stuck in the past as Elvis' estate. "

Posted Jun 6, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

37 37%

Mistresses: Season 1 (TV, 2013)

" Shouldn't trash be more fun? "

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

38 88%

The Fosters: Season 1 (TV, 2013-2014)

" The show cannily plays to teen hopes and dreams - the school, for example, is on the edge of a gorgeous beach (the kids at 90210 never had it this lush) - but there's story for the adults as well. "

Posted Jun 3, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

39 11%

After Earth (2013)

"Smith Family Lost in Space"

Posted May 31, 2013

James Verniere

40 95%

Behind the Candelabra (2013)

"If the script can at times seem slight, Douglas and Damon are 
superb."

Posted May 28, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

41 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

"Arguably the only cast member with the power to do so, Bradley Cooper should have held out for a better script."

Posted May 23, 2013

James Verniere

42 47%

Phil Spector (2013)

"Great moments fail to lead to a satisfying climax."

Posted May 22, 2013

Mark A. Perigard

43 74%

Love Is All You Need (2013)

"'Mamma Mia!' without ABBA or the singing."

Posted May 17, 2013

James Verniere

44 85%

Sightseers (2013)

"Bloody good camping trip tale"

Posted May 17, 2013

James Verniere

45 62%

Nicky's Family (2013)

"A true story about an ordinary person, who turned out to be an extraordinary human being when it counted the most."

Posted May 17, 2013

James Verniere

46 95%

Stories We Tell (2013)

"Sheds fascinating light on Polley's art."

Posted May 17, 2013

James Verniere

47 87%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"Cast has chemistry and sparkle, but 'Star Trek Into Darkness' just okay."

Posted May 14, 2013

James Verniere

48 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"For his parties, Gatsby appears to have hired the entire Cotton Club and Ziegfeld Follies as well as Busby Berkeley to direct them all."

Posted May 9, 2013

James Verniere

49 79%

No Place On Earth (2013)

"Perhaps too many reenactments, but nevertheless a moving tale of human endurance."

Posted May 3, 2013

James Verniere

50 69%

Renoir (2013)

"Lush, captivating."

Posted May 3, 2013

James Verniere

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