New Times

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 91%

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

"Shaun of the Dead is good, goofy fun, but given the attendant hype...there may be a danger of excessively high expectations from horror fans."

Posted Sep 23, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

2 72%

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (2004)

"A rare victory of style over substance."

Posted Sep 17, 2004

Gregory Weinkauf

3 80%

Eve's Bayou (1996)

"Pretentious as all hell, sorry."

Posted Sep 16, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

4 50%

Hard Target (1993)

"Should have been so much better."

Posted Sep 16, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

5 25%

Raw Deal (1986)

"Must-see if only for the moment when Arnold tries to say "Molested, murdered, and mutilated""

Posted Sep 16, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

6 83%

They Live (1988)

"Kicks ass and chews bubblegum -- metaphorically speaking."

Posted Sep 16, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

7 71%

Gozu (Gokud˘ ky˘fu dai-gekij˘: Gozu) (2003)

"Gozu is freakin' awesome."

Posted Sep 16, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

8 64%

Ghost in the Shell 2 - Innocence (2004)

"Embodying the best and worst stereotypes of the genre, it's amazingly beautiful to look at and often utterly incomprehensible."

Posted Sep 16, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

9 68%

Warriors of Heaven and Earth (Tian di ying xiong) (2004)

"Be patient, and you'll get rewarded with a good old-fashioned castle siege that's worth the wait."

Posted Sep 9, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

10 69%

Child's Play (1988)

"A gem, with one of the best "sudden reveals" ever committed to celluloid"

Posted Sep 9, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

11 94%

Ruthless People (1986)

"Funny and fearless"

Posted Sep 9, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

12 80%

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War (2004)

"...it's not only one of the year's best films, but it may be one of the all-time great war movies"

Posted Sep 9, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

13 18%

Paparazzi (2004)

"Buying a full-price ticket is not recommended, but if you can catch Paparazzi on cable down the line, check it out."

Posted Sep 9, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

14 5%

The Cookout (2004)

"There might have been a decent comedy here if someone had remembered to insert some actual humor."

Posted Sep 9, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

15 9%

Leonard Part 6 (1987)

"Should be "so bad it's good." Isn't."

Posted Sep 7, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

16 57%

Ben (1972)

"A really odd mix of killer rat flick and Disney-esque kiddie movie. Too weird to utterly dismiss."

Posted Sep 7, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

17 59%

Human Traffic (2000)

"...a sharp, witty, and fast-paced look at the rave life."

Posted Sep 7, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

18 12%

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987)

"Great cast, terrible premise, done ultra-cheap. Sad Supes had to go out like this."

Posted Sep 7, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

19 81%

Flight of the Navigator (1986)

"Pee-wee Herman voices the main robot. If that ain't enough said, you're hopeless."

Posted Sep 7, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

20 0%

Big Bully (1996)

"Um...NO!!!!"

Posted Sep 7, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

21 55%

Jackie Chan's First Strike (1996)

"The climactic shark-tank fight is a masterpiece of choreography"

Posted Sep 7, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

22 68%

Night of the Living Dead (2000)

"Now THIS is how to do a remake!"

Posted Sep 7, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

23 60%

Haiku Tunnel (2001)

"A bit of an ego-trip, but an entertaining one."

Posted Sep 7, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

24 71%

The Monster Club (1980)

"Monsters rule OK! The DVD commentary might just be the greatest ever recorded."

Posted Sep 3, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

25 22%

Son in Law (1993)

"Medium-funny culture clash humor contrasting California with the rural south."

Posted Aug 20, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

26 34%

Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995)

"Good set-up, well-shot, but Seagal never allows any villain to be much of a challenge for his character, which saps the tension."

Posted Aug 20, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

27 34%

Tango & Cash (1989)

"A much tighter and harder-hitting action flick than you might expect."

Posted Aug 20, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

28 86%

Intimate Strangers (Confidences trop intimes) (2003)

""...it's never entirely clear if the details of the setup are meant to be a deliberate spoof or a hastily plotted way to set the story in motion.""

Posted Aug 20, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

29 100%

A Grand Day Out With Wallace and Gromit (1989)

"Nick Park is a genius. Enough said."

Posted Aug 20, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

30 72%

Open Water (2004)

"Think hand-held cameras in the open sea, shaky and buoyed by the waves, shot on digital video (but not the good, hi-definition kind)."

Posted Aug 20, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

31 82%

Colors (1988)

Posted Aug 18, 2004

Andy Klein

32 21%

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004)

"Are you the sort of person who watches WWE Smackdown for the intricate story lines? You know what to expect."

Posted Aug 18, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

33 98%

The 39 Steps (1935)

Posted Aug 13, 2004

Andy Klein

34 100%

A Star Is Born (1937)

Posted Aug 13, 2004

Andy Klein

35 43%

The Village (2004)

"[Shyamalan's] most meditative and lovingly rendered offering thus far, if also his least fun."

Posted Aug 3, 2004

Gregory Weinkauf

36 24%

The Beverly Hillbillies (1993)

"Annoying director, pointless project."

Posted Aug 3, 2004

Gregory Weinkauf

37 36%

Touch of Pink (2004)

"Significantly smarter than any Tom Hanks pabulum we're force-fed every couple of years."

Posted Aug 3, 2004

Gregory Weinkauf

38 47%

Runaway (1984)

"Fun sci-fi romp, with an absolutely classic turn by Gene Simmons as the villain. Coulda done without the extended make-out scene over the end credits."

Posted Jul 31, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

39 26%

Mary Reilly (1996)

Posted Jul 29, 2004

Andy Klein

40 43%

Graveyard Tramps (1973)

Posted Jul 29, 2004

Andy Klein

41 88%

Bugsy (1991)

Posted Jul 29, 2004

Andy Klein

42 64%

Dick Tracy (1990)

"A ground-breaking and striking comic-based movie, though the villains are too easily vanquished"

Posted Jul 27, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

43 85%

Slacker (1991)

"Interesting for about 45 minutes, and increasingly tiresome thereafter."

Posted Jul 27, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

44 94%

Full Metal Jacket (1987)

"R. Lee Ermey so owns the screen that the movie loses a fair bit of energy once he's gone."

Posted Jul 27, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

45 73%

Falling Down (1993)

"It's half a really good movie, and half a mediocre one with a good actor."

Posted Jul 27, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

46 49%

A Home at the End of the World (2004)

"[D]irector Michael Mayer (also in his feature film debut) smartly minimizes explanations and lets the actors do the work of conveying."

Posted Jul 27, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

47 81%

The Bourne Supremacy (2004)

"Much like Spider-Man 2, this action sequel...essentially delivers more of exactly what you'd expect, along with a blatant hook for the inevitable part three."

Posted Jul 27, 2004

Luke Y. Thompson

48 ——

Secrets of a Soul (1925)

"Hey, Pabst! Blue ribbon!"

Posted Jul 21, 2004

Gregory Weinkauf

49 64%

Last Summer in the Hamptons (1995)

"Warm-hearted and revealing."

Posted Jul 21, 2004

Gregory Weinkauf

50 93%

A Fish Called Wanda (1988)

"Sweet, and almost as much fun as Fierce Creatures."

Posted Jul 21, 2004

Gregory Weinkauf

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