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NUVO Newsweekly

Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 93%

Justified: Season 1 (TV, 2010)

" Wow. Let me just say that again: Wow. "

Posted Aug 25, 2014

Marc D. Allan

2 93%

Boardwalk Empire: Season 1 (TV, 2010)

" I've been fascinated, disturbed and thoroughly engrossed. I'm looking forward to whatever's next. "

Posted Jul 18, 2014

Marc D. Allan

3 94%

Moneyball (2011)

"Moneyball looks like an underdog sports movie, but it veers away from the path usually followed by films of the genre. My suggestion is that you set aside any preconceptions and just go with the flow."

Posted May 6, 2014

Edward Johnson-Ott

4 94%

The History Of Future Folk (2013)

"The History of Future Folk comes across like the product of a group of people having way too much fun taking a silly premise seriously, and it's infectious."

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Taylor Peters

5 91%

12 O'clock Boys (2014)

"Lotfy Nathan's hand-held camerawork, combined with a snappy hip-hop soundtrack, gives the documentary a sense of immediacy."

Posted Jan 31, 2014

Edward Johnson-Ott

6 91%

Blue Jasmine (2013)

"Jasmine is a good movie, one of Allen's best in years, but the draw here is Blanchett, whose performance takes an off-putting character and makes her surprisingly, um ... not quite on-putting, but riveting."

Posted Dec 17, 2013

Edward Johnson-Ott

7 95%

The Act Of Killing (2013)

"One thing's for sure. You won't see another documentary like this one."

Posted Dec 16, 2013

Edward Johnson-Ott

8 68%

Somebody Up There Likes Me (2013)

"I didn't find Somebody Up There Likes Me as funny as others seem to, but I was fascinated enough by the curious offering to watch it twice."

Posted Mar 8, 2013

Edward Johnson-Ott

9 62%

Lymelife (2008)

"Shaky in spots, but rewarding overall."

Posted May 14, 2012

Edward Johnson-Ott

10 70%

Friends With Benefits (2011)

"Timberlake and Kunis do a good job with an old routine, and Woody keeps the proceedings lively. As rom-coms go, you could do a lot worse than this."

Posted Aug 24, 2011

Edward Johnson-Ott

11 94%

The Day the Earth Stood Still (1951)

"One of the best from the Cold War School of space movies."

Posted Feb 25, 2004

Edward Johnson-Ott

12 87%

Crimson Tide (1995)

"Great tension between the leads."

Posted Feb 25, 2004

Edward Johnson-Ott

13 66%

Plan 9 from Outer Space (1959)

"When it's really bad, it's good. The rest is just dull."

Posted Feb 25, 2004

Edward Johnson-Ott

14 26%

Superman III (1983)

"Wheezy and cheap"

Posted Feb 25, 2004

Edward Johnson-Ott

15 49%

The Passion of the Christ (2004)

"'A Biblical snuff film'"

Posted Feb 25, 2004

Edward Johnson-Ott

16 48%

S.W.A.T. (2003)

"Testosterone-filled fun"

Posted Aug 5, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

17 43%

Anger Management (2003)

"Lower your expectations and you'll likely have some fun."

Posted Apr 8, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

18 88%

Frank and Ollie (1997)

"Charming."

Posted Mar 12, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

19 92%

Ed Wood (1994)

"Tim Burton at his best, with great work by Johnny Depp & Martin Landau."

Posted Mar 12, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

20 58%

Dark Blue (2003)

"'The main asset is Kurt Russell, who is extraordinary.'"

Posted Mar 12, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

21 74%

The Indian Runner (1991)

Posted Mar 12, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

22 47%

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997)

"Overlong and clumsy, but compelling."

Posted Mar 12, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

23 48%

Ocean's Eleven (1960)

"Tepid. The idea is so much better than the execution."

Posted Mar 12, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

24 80%

Airport (1970)

"Cheesy fun."

Posted Mar 12, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

25 96%

Miracle on 34th Street (1947)

"As good as holiday movies get."

Posted Mar 12, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

26 34%

Bringing Down The House (2003)

"'A rewrite - one that played more off the straight-laced vs. laid-back dynamic rather than racial stereotypes - would have helped.'"

Posted Mar 12, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

27 64%

Willard (2003)

"'Hamlet in crayon, with rats.'"

Posted Mar 12, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

28 41%

The Scorpion King (2002)

Posted Mar 2, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

29 60%

Old School (2003)

"'Sloppy, but it delivers big laughs on a consistent basis.'"

Posted Feb 20, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

30 8%

Gods and Generals (2003)

"'Civil War battle re-enactment scenes surrounded by the longest high school play ever.'"

Posted Feb 20, 2003

Edward Johnson-Ott

31 37%

Star Trek - Nemesis (2002)

"Better than Generations and Insurrection, but not as good as First Contact."

Posted Dec 12, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

32 37%

Pumpkin (2002)

"Although there are many juicy supporting performances, Christina Ricci owns this movie. What a wonderful talent, and what a maddening, but enjoyable film."

Posted Dec 3, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

33 96%

Bowling for Columbine (2002)

"Powerful, disturbing, funny, thought provoking, moving and infuriating."

Posted Nov 18, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

34 82%

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002)

"Snappier than the first."

Posted Nov 18, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

35 38%

Sweet Home Alabama (2002)

Posted Sep 25, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

36 74%

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002)

"Too busy, with too many characters and too much going on. Still, the film retains enough charm to offset the excess."

Posted Aug 7, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

37 74%

Signs (2002)

"Most of the film is quite entertaining, mixing scares with welcome bits of humor, but the ending fizzles."

Posted Aug 2, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

38 39%

Men in Black II (2002)

"Lower your expectations. A lot. No, more than that."

Posted Jul 3, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

39 22%

Mr. Deeds (2002)

"Adam Sandler is an extremely likable man who knows his limitations and works within them."

Posted Jul 1, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

40 90%

Minority Report (2002)

"Pulses with fascinating ideas, memorable images and thrilling action sequences."

Posted Jun 19, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

41 32%

Windtalkers (2002)

"I am so sick of watching filmmakers "honor" soldiers by blowing them up creatively."

Posted Jun 13, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

42 30%

Scooby-Doo (2002)

""Scooby Doo" is, God help us, a faithful adaptation of the wretched series."

Posted Jun 13, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

43 67%

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D (2002)

"Well, it's not as bad as the last one."

Posted May 16, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

44 93%

About a Boy (2002)

"Grant is letter perfect in a role that would have been ruined by one misstep. What a treat it is to watch such a gifted performer work."

Posted May 16, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

45 49%

Unfaithful (2002)

"A thoroughly enjoyable "B" Movie all trussed up in "A" Movie trappings."

Posted May 11, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

46 91%

Y Tu Mamá También (2001)

"Brash, funny, sexually frank and extremely smart."

Posted May 2, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

47 47%

Hollywood Ending (2002)

"Derailed by an idiotic, utterly needless plot gimmick."

Posted May 2, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

48 28%

Life or Something Like It (2002)

"The kind of romance that makes a life of solitude seem attractive. The kind of life-affirming story that makes the prospect of death a little less daunting."

Posted Apr 24, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

49 84%

Kissing Jessica Stein (2002)

"A breezy romantic comedy that has the punch of a good sitcom, while offering exceptionally well-detailed characters."

Posted Apr 17, 2002

Edward Johnson-Ott

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