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Greg's Previews at Yahoo! Movies

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 49%

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

"I can't bring myself to condemn this film... [Gibson] made the film he was inspired to make, which included writing, directing, producing, financing and marketing [it] himself"

Posted Feb 26, 2004

Greg Dean Schmitz

2 87%

28 Days Later (2003)

"I've never seen a vampire... but a gang of swarming, bloodthirsty people... now that's scary. And so is this movie."

Posted Jul 1, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

3 62%

Hulk (2003)

"Ang Lee's treatment is deadly serious, but a lack of winking humor is appropriate in the case of this dark heroic tale, and the action sequences are riveting, thrilling and cathartic."

Posted Jun 21, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

4 77%

A Decade Under the Influence (2003)

"an entertaining introduction of the "auteur directors" that emerged from 1968 to 1978"

Posted May 19, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

5 73%

The Guys (2003)

"Besides the fact that it's about 9/11, it's also an effective film because you learn something about the lives of the firemen who are willing to lay down their lives for our safety, which was true long before the year 2001"

Posted May 19, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

6 94%

Lost in La Mancha (2003)

"If something about you causes you to root for Terry Gilliam too, you should definitely seek this film out"

Posted May 19, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

7 67%

Song for a Raggy Boy (2007)

"If this had been fictional, I probably would have been harsher on the story, but since it's a true story, what would have been a weakness can be perceived as a strength"

Posted May 2, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

8 88%

MC5*: A True Testimonial (2002)

"the story of the MC5 is one that is trapped between art and politics... just like they were"

Posted May 2, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

9 55%

Prey for Rock & Roll (2003)

"an effective musical drama about the dream that female rockers out there are still pursuing, often for years... that particular story is not told that often, which makes this film worth seeking out"

Posted May 2, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

10 24%

The Punisher (1989)

"The only positive spin I can put on this movie is that if bad comic adaptations like it hadn't been done in the late 1980s and early 1990s, Marvel never would have needed to have its current, high-quality big-screen resurgence."

Posted Apr 28, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

11 87%

X2: X-Men United (2003)

"Would this sequel not just live up to being a sequel of the first film, but even more closely live up to the expectations of fans, some of whom have been fans for over three decades? YES."

Posted Apr 28, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

12 35%

The Real Cancun (2003)

"Somewhere between Jackass with girls and an R-rated version of MTV's The Real World ... Better than The Bachelor, Joe Millionaire or American Idol."

Posted Apr 22, 2003

Greg Dean Schmitz

13 100%

New York in the Fifties (2001)

Posted May 7, 2002

Greg Dean Schmitz

14 67%

A Shot At Glory (2001)

Posted May 3, 2002

Greg Dean Schmitz

15 78%

Maryam (2002)

Posted Jan 30, 2002

Greg Dean Schmitz

16 83%

The Others (2001)

Posted Jan 1, 2002

Greg Dean Schmitz

17 92%

Ghost World (2001)

Posted Jan 1, 2002

Greg Dean Schmitz

18 81%

The Man Who Wasn't There (2001)

Posted Jan 1, 2002

Greg Dean Schmitz

19 91%

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001)

Posted Jan 1, 2002

Greg Dean Schmitz

20 81%

Mulholland Drive (2001)

Posted Jan 1, 2002

Greg Dean Schmitz

21 83%

In the Winter Dark (1998)

Posted Nov 21, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

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Lovers ()

Posted Nov 13, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

23 ——

El Coronel no Tiene Quien le Escriba (2000)

Posted Nov 13, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

24 69%

Everything Put Together (2001)

Posted Nov 7, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

25 54%

Spriggan (2001)

Posted Aug 30, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

26 90%

Iron Monkey (2001)

"Iron Monkey embraces its Shaolin roots, complete with fighters who announce their special moves ("Shaolin Golden Palm!", "Shadowless Kick!", "Flying Sleeves!" etc.)."

Posted Aug 20, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

27 86%

Warriors From the Magic Mountain (Zu Mountain: New Legend of the Zu Mountain Swordsmen) (Xin shu shan jian ke) (1983)

"This 1983 fantasy kung fu classic is pure visual flash and thrill, making up for in 'eye candy' what it lacks in a story"

Posted Aug 20, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

28 53%

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back (2001)

"a dense comedy (whereas Jay is just... dense), which is to say there are more jokes... than in any comedy I've seen in a long time"

Posted Aug 5, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

29 77%

The Turandot Project (2001)

"This is a classic 'East meets West' situation, and it's great fun to watch it all come together."

Posted Jul 20, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

30 73%

A.I. Artificial Intelligence (2001)

"Jude Law's Gigolo Joe [is] a Jiminy Cricket with a libido, even if it is mechanical."

Posted Jun 29, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

31 72%

Happy Accidents (2001)

Posted Jun 12, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

32 43%

Evolution (2001)

"The part of me that grew up reading sci-fi novels was tickled just enough, and the comedy was just (barely) funny enough, for me to recommend this."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

33 30%

The Animal (2001)

"Considering that this is a movie about a man whose sex drive is controlled by animal urges, I was expecting a lot worse everytime a goat or cow appared on screen"

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

34 92%

Amores Perros (2001)

"The performances here are, again and again, natural and convincing, with many of the actors making their debuts."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

35 77%

The Tailor of Panama (2001)

"John Boorman's direction here is impeccable, capturing well the look and sounds of Panama City, and mixing it in with the film's story."

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

36 26%

Swordfish (2001)

"Strictly style above content, to the point that even cracking is shown as being a bit like Tetris"

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

37 86%

Sexy Beast (2000)

"Like a sandwich with great bread and distracting meat"

Posted Jun 9, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

38 51%

Lost and Delirious (2001)

"Piper Perabo is the real winner here, with a role that showcases her flamboyant acting style and personality we didn't see in 'Coyote Ugly.'"

Posted Jun 8, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

39 58%

Pandaemonium (2001)

"An imaginative and engaging film."

Posted Jun 7, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

40 76%

Moulin Rouge! (2001)

"...the 'Star Wars' of romantic musicals, reinventing and revitalizing the genre in one gutsy burst of cinematic glam and joy."

Posted Jun 2, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

41 25%

Pearl Harbor (2001)

"Bay and company chose to prop up a poorly written romance as an epic, with death, war, and mayhem as plot devices."

Posted May 26, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

42 82%

Innocence (2001)

"Approaches the subject with reason and a good dose of reality."

Posted May 22, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

43 33%

Angel Eyes (2001)

Posted May 22, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

44 88%

Shrek (2001)

Posted May 22, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

45 94%

Children Underground (2001)

"If you have a stomach for harrowing, depressing true tales of man's inhumanity to man, Children Underground is a fantastic document of a nation's priorities gone wild."

Posted May 15, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

46 92%

Dogtown and Z-Boys (2001)

"The rebellion, the rock music, and the frenetic introduction to skating culture all combine to make [this] one of the most entertaining and fun movies of the year."

Posted May 15, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

47 100%

Otomo (2000)

"I was impressed by the decision to make Otomo a bit of an anti-hero, seeming aware that in desperate times, good people may say or do things outside the norm."

Posted May 15, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

48 58%

A Knight's Tale (2001)

"What a great idea to plunder the history books (and Renaissance airs) and single out a now-defunct sport like jousting."

Posted May 11, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

49 93%

In the Bedroom (2001)

"an amazingly deft debut for actor-turned-director Todd Field, who has obviously been watching the great directors he's had a chance to work with"

Posted May 9, 2001

Greg Dean Schmitz

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