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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 38%

Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie (2012)

"I can only imagine the director's commentary on the DVD will a gunshot followed by a thud."

Posted Feb 28, 2012

Staci Layne Wilson

2 ——

Horror Hospital (Computer Killers) (Doctor Bloodbath) (1973)

"Uncut, uncensored (and in some cases, uncircumcised), this let-it-all hang out '73 slasher and skeevy love-in is a black comedy [worth owning]."

Posted Jun 5, 2010

Staci Layne Wilson

3 42%

Jennifer's Body (2009)

"Come on in, the slaughter's fine."

Posted Jan 6, 2010

Staci Layne Wilson

4 45%

Lakeview Terrace (2008)

"Overall, I liked Lakeview Terrace. I wouldn't buy property there (cue the rim shot), but I'll recommend a rent."

Posted Jan 23, 2009

Staci Layne Wilson

5 1%

Disaster Movie (2008)

"The filmmakers understand that comedy springs from incongruity. However they seem to lack the timing, craft, and spirit that go into such."

Posted Aug 29, 2008

Mervius

6 41%

The House Bunny (2008)

"I got more solid laughs out of this movie than from anything I've seen yet this year."

Posted Aug 24, 2008

Mervius

7 43%

Death Race (2008)

"The movie is exactly what you're probably expecting after having seen the trailer. Nothing more, nothing less."

Posted Aug 24, 2008

Mervius

8 70%

American Teen (2008)

"American Teen's virtue lies not so much in the cinematic techniques used, but in the honest personalities that shine through."

Posted Aug 24, 2008

Mervius

9 83%

Tropic Thunder (2008)

"Ends with such a self-congratulatory celebration as to underscore the question of who the joke is really on - crappy movies, or the audiences who eat them right up."

Posted Aug 24, 2008

Mervius

10 39%

Henry Poole Is Here (2008)

"For a while, the movie wields its existential angst so purposefully and heavily that it can be difficult to handle, depending on how philosophically minded you are."

Posted Aug 24, 2008

Mervius

11 41%

The Rocker (2008)

"The Rocker has some pretty funny moments, but overall the whole affair never shakes off the nagging feeling that it wants to be School of Rock."

Posted Aug 20, 2008

Mervius

12 19%

Fly Me to the Moon (2008)

"If the software that Pixar Studios is using these days in version 7.0, then what the makers of Fly Me to the Moon are utilizing is perhaps version 2.5."

Posted Aug 15, 2008

Mervius

13 18%

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008)

"I received chills up my spine more than once, just via a careful line or two of dialogue reflecting Obi-Wan's esteem for his apprentice."

Posted Aug 15, 2008

Mervius

14 64%

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

"Young women may not typically demand this quality of cinematic entertainment to be aimed at their demographic, but they should."

Posted Aug 9, 2008

Mervius

15 68%

Pineapple Express (2008)

"Pineapple Express is a madcap farcical crime comedy first and foremost, saturated with the casual conversational silliness of a marijuana disconnect."

Posted Aug 9, 2008

Mervius

16 38%

Swing Vote (2008)

"The final 10 minutes are good enough that they actually deserve a better movie supporting them."

Posted Aug 2, 2008

Mervius

17 63%

Brideshead Revisited (2008)

"The kind of movie that shows us a world we might like to visit, no matter how much we might have reservations about the people we'd have to face in such a vacation."

Posted Aug 2, 2008

Mervius

18 55%

Step Brothers (2008)

"Someone with the short term memory problems of the protagonist in Memento might find Step Brothers to be the height of comedic genius."

Posted Jul 25, 2008

Mervius

19 54%

Mamma Mia! (2008)

"A Frankenstein's monster of a musical, with ABBA tunes stitched together using the DNA extracted from successful musicals."

Posted Jul 18, 2008

Mervius

20 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"One character says it best. 'Now that's a Batman.'"

Posted Jul 18, 2008

Mervius

21 61%

Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008)

"If 3-D cinema technology takes off, I can imagine a day when this version of Journey to the Center of the Earth is regarded as a mere gimmicky throwaway."

Posted Jul 12, 2008

Mervius

22 87%

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

"The movie may be artificial in an interesting way, but when the characters and dialogue arrive with the danger and edge of a Playskool toy, it's hard to get behind it."

Posted Jul 12, 2008

Mervius

23 41%

Hancock (2008)

"In the end, the movie sneaks up on us and delivers a solid pay-off, one that may even have many members of the audience shedding a tear."

Posted Jul 2, 2008

Mervius

24 96%

WALL-E (2008)

"There are jokes and gags aplenty, sure, but without any depth to the characters, the effect is a bit one-sided. Too much of the movie winds up feeling skin-deep."

Posted Jul 2, 2008

Mervius

25 71%

Wanted (2008)

"An over-the-top action movie that builds and builds, and keeps the promises it makes along the way."

Posted Jul 2, 2008

Mervius

26 51%

Get Smart (2008)

"Steve Carell may have been born to play this part."

Posted Jun 20, 2008

Mervius

27 14%

The Love Guru (2008)

"Mike Myers once again channels his inner giggling 12-year-old, but does so with a full embrace rather than with an air of irony or self-mockery."

Posted Jun 20, 2008

Mervius

28 27%

What Happens in Vegas (2008)

"In the end, only the one-dimensional characters on screen seem capable of believing that love has been found in this dreadful mire."

Posted Jun 17, 2008

Mervius

29 17%

The Happening (2008)

"In the end, one has to wonder why Shyamalan is so intent on riding his one-trick pony so hard. The animal is tired and needs desperately to rest."

Posted Jun 17, 2008

Mervius

30 67%

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

"In the end, fans of the original comic book series should be much more satisfied this time around."

Posted Jun 17, 2008

Mervius

31 87%

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

"Action scenes, humor, Jack Black's brand of goofy personality, and a moral or two all combine pretty seamlessly and entertainingly for the quick 90-minute run time."

Posted Jun 6, 2008

Mervius

32 37%

You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

"You Don't Mess with the Zohan is not as awful as the despicable Little Nicky, but it aspires to the same sloppy adolescent-stream-of-consciousness depths."

Posted Jun 6, 2008

Mervius

33 50%

Sex and the City (2008)

"The story - such as it is, without direction or much discernable craft - often wanders around like a concussion victim."

Posted Jun 6, 2008

Mervius

34 45%

The Strangers (2008)

"It would indeed be nice to be able to tell you that the movie has an engaging story, but alas, this product is as faceless as its inscrutable antagonists."

Posted Jun 6, 2008

Mervius

35 73%

Son of Rambow (2007)

"Son of Rambow is a little entertaining and a lot silly."

Posted Jun 6, 2008

Mervius

36 67%

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008)

"The action, especially in the area of the fighting, is the best reason to watch this movie, and the grand battles are comparable to those in the first entry of this franchise."

Posted May 20, 2008

Mervius

37 78%

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)

"If Lucas and crew make a fifth Indiana Jones movie, I suspect we'll learn that our aging hero can fly too."

Posted May 20, 2008

Mervius

38 11%

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed (2008)

"Expelled is an embarrassing, uninformed, misinformed, river dance of manipulation and logical fallacies."

Posted Apr 20, 2008

Mervius

39 5%

88 Minutes (2008)

"The unbelievable 88 Minutes, nearly incoherent in its unnecessarily complicated story, is a carnival of red herrings. Al Pacino should have known better."

Posted Apr 20, 2008

Mervius

40 84%

Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)

"The story ends with such a bang of charm that many of the movie's sins can be forgiven, even though one of them is revisited right there in the final shot."

Posted Apr 20, 2008

Mervius

41 36%

Street Kings (2008)

"The heavy-handed dialogue and aggressive score do their best to make up for Keanu's understated performance, but instead suggest a pay-off that isn't there."

Posted Apr 15, 2008

Mervius

42 8%

Prom Night (2008)

"The movie is so relentlessly uncreative that I can't imagine anybody who has ever seen a couple slasher flicks enjoying it."

Posted Apr 15, 2008

Mervius

43 48%

The Ruins (2008)

"Mere competence doesn't generate the needed bonus points for when the filmmakers bail out in the third act and reveal the entire affair for cheap Hollywood fluff."

Posted Apr 5, 2008

Mervius

44 65%

Stop-Loss (2008)

"The movie, heavy-handed and manipulative, asks some honest and important questions at the expense of honest storytelling."

Posted Apr 1, 2008

Mervius

45 7%

Shutter (2008)

"This movie elicits perhaps more laughs than any of the entries that have preceded it in the Asian horror remake franchise."

Posted Mar 24, 2008

Mervius

46 25%

Drillbit Taylor (2008)

"The kind of uninspired comedy where the producers have wrongly assumed that inserting the right people into the right gimmicky situation will write its own hilarity."

Posted Mar 24, 2008

Mervius

47 79%

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008)

"The filmmakers and actors have honored the source material while embellishing for a modern movie audience, and the result is very entertaining."

Posted Mar 24, 2008

Mervius

48 22%

Never Back Down (2008)

"A particularly cheesy flashback montage at the "moment of truth" (and of course I use the word "truth" lightly) may elicit laughs from older and more experienced viewers."

Posted Mar 24, 2008

Mervius

49 79%

The Bank Job (2008)

"The surprising thing for this reviewer is how much emotional weight the story manages to concoct."

Posted Mar 24, 2008

Mervius

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