Dark Horizons

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 64%

Predators (2010)

EDIT

Posted Mar 13, 2012

2 25%

Act of Valor (2012)

"It's exhilarating at first, but the running gun battles eventually become repetitive, and since so little has been invested into developing the characters, there's a limited feeling of jeopardy."

Posted Feb 28, 2012

Gary Dowell

3 85%

Chronicle (2012)

"Chronicle is a thoughtful and empathetic story of three disparate teens who end up with special powers and how it does or does not change them."

Posted Feb 21, 2012

Scott Mendelson

4 32%

Man on a Ledge (2012)

"Man on a Ledge flirts with B-movie greatness but comes up short thanks to the far-fetched plot device used to power a clunky hybrid of heist flick/Hitchcockian wrong-man thriller."

Posted Feb 21, 2012

Gary Dowell

5 80%

Haywire (2012)

"Standard spy-fi fare presented in a very atypical style."

Posted Jan 24, 2012

Gary Dowell

6 6%

The Devil Inside (2012)

"A non-starter that could have been at least a good B-grade horror flick if it had been made with little more conviction."

Posted Jan 10, 2012

Gary Dowell

7 96%

The Muppets (2011)

"The Muppets is a celebration of all things Muppets -- filled with fun, laughter and moments of pure joy."

Posted Jan 3, 2012

Tom Brennan

8 35%

Larry Crowne (2011)

EDIT

Posted Dec 20, 2011

9 93%

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011)

"Proves that there's still a lot to be said for formulaic action when it's handled with such aplomb. The best in the series thus far."

Posted Dec 8, 2011

Garth Franklin

10 43%

J. Edgar (2011)

"A fascinating portrayal of a truly complicated and often unlikeable man."

Posted Nov 29, 2011

Tom Brennan

11 68%

Tower Heist (2011)

"The film is armed with an amazing cast, and while not the greatest heist story ever told, the bottom line is that Tower Heist is a lot of fun."

Posted Nov 15, 2011

Tom Brennan

12 90%

Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)

"A tidy and compelling psychological thriller by writer-director Sean Durkin that deftly charts one woman's shattered psyche."

Posted Nov 1, 2011

Gary Dowell

13 84%

Puss in Boots (2011)

"What could have been a cheap and easy spin-off is instead a surprisingly engaging and richly constructed adventure film."

Posted Nov 1, 2011

Scott Mendelson

14 24%

The Three Musketeers (2011)

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Posted Nov 1, 2011

15 50%

The Rum Diary (2011)

"There are strong moments, usually on the comedy side, and Robinson does an excellent job of infusing the movie with the right amount of seediness."

Posted Nov 1, 2011

Gary Dowell

16 68%

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

"Paranormal Activity 3 continues to milk the formula of its predecessors, but also manages to breathe some new life into the franchise and maintain its trademark intensity."

Posted Oct 25, 2011

Gary Dowell

17 6%

Dream House (2011)

EDIT

Posted Oct 11, 2011

18 85%

The Ides of March (2011)

"Although the film recycles many familiar plot devices found in other politically driven films, The Ides of March utilizes them well, thanks mainly to the strong cast."

Posted Oct 11, 2011

Tom Brennan

19 23%

What's Your Number? (2011)

"Once in a while a movie breaks the mold and tries something new. The latest rom-com starring perennially funny girl Anna Faris does not break the mold."

Posted Oct 4, 2011

Chris Gallo

20 29%

Machine Gun Preacher (2011)

"The result is a message is too mixed to be effective."

Posted Oct 4, 2011

Gary Dowell

21 83%

Warrior (2011)

"A top-notch entry in its respective genre and an all-around fine character drama."

Posted Sep 6, 2011

Scott Mendelson

22 27%

Colombiana (2011)

"Colombiana never successfully builds off the emotions established in its strong opening."

Posted Sep 6, 2011

Tom Brennan

23 24%

Apollo 18 (2011)

"Director Gonzalo López-Gallego exploits every possible tool within the confines of the genre and manages to create moments of true tension and genuine scares."

Posted Sep 6, 2011

Tom Brennan

24 17%

Shark Night 3D (2011)

"Look, here's the short of it: This is pretty dumb movie. Ok it's a very dumb movie."

Posted Sep 6, 2011

Chris Gallo

25 82%

Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011)

"Some ambitious and clever stuff going on here gets cut down by some awkward choices, economic limitations, and a mostly wasted group of human actors."

Posted Aug 7, 2011

Garth Franklin

26 36%

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

"The result is still like being urinated upon, but at least this time Michael Bay was considerate enough not to ingest asparagus first"

Posted Jun 29, 2011

Garth Franklin

27 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"Ultimately comes apart in its attempts to fuse an earnest and sweet coming-of-age tale with a far less effective sci-fi/horror creature feature"

Posted Jun 9, 2011

Garth Franklin

28 87%

X-Men: First Class (2011)

"Smartly scripted, smoothly directed and well-acted. Not just the best film in the series, but the best adaptation of a Marvel comic title yet"

Posted May 30, 2011

Garth Franklin

29 77%

Thor (2011)

"The trickiest of the Avengers line-up to translate to the screen, 'Thor' deserves a lot of praise for getting right something that could have gone wrong so easily."

Posted Apr 22, 2011

Garth Franklin

30 24%

P.S. I Love You (2007)

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

31 27%

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

EDIT

Posted Apr 5, 2011

32 49%

The Losers (2010)

EDIT

Posted Apr 5, 2011

33 3%

The Haunting of Molly Hartley (2008)

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

34 90%

Hunger (2009)

"Not just the toughest film of the year but amongst the toughest ever made."

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

35 45%

Hannah Montana: The Movie (2009)

EDIT

Posted Apr 5, 2011

36 87%

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

"hile the production design, creatures and many visuals benefit greatly from del Toro's unabashed imagination being allowed to run free, the script is even more enslaved to the mechanically cobbled together conventions of everyday Summer blockbusters."

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

37 26%

Why Did I Get Married Too (2010)

EDIT

Posted Apr 5, 2011

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Blood Oath (Prisoners of the Sun) (1990)

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

39 16%

When in Rome (2010)

EDIT

Posted Apr 5, 2011

40 12%

Halloween - Resurrection (2002)

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

41 8%

White Noise (2005)

EDIT

Posted Apr 5, 2011

42 21%

Planet 51 (2009)

EDIT

Posted Apr 5, 2011

43 44%

The Proposal (2009)

EDIT

Posted Apr 5, 2011

44 13%

First Sunday (2008)

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

45 37%

Transporter 3 (2008)

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

46 58%

The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

47 94%

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

"A truly stellar directorial debut by Ben Affleck."

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

48 37%

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium (2007)

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

49 64%

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008)

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

50 11%

8 Heads in a Duffel Bag (1997)

Posted Apr 5, 2011

Garth Franklin

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