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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 ——

The 904: Shadow On The Sunshine State ()

"The film is rather unfocused, so eager is it to touch on every facet of the problem, but there's no denying that it raises some provocative issues"

Posted Feb 21, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

2 14%

A Good Day To Die Hard (2013)

"A Good Day to Die Hard is the Superman IV: The Quest for Peace of the Die Hard series. It is Jaws: The Revenge, The Next Karate Kid, and that movie where Jason Voorhees kills people in a spaceship."

Posted Feb 15, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

3 31%

The Sorcerer and the White Snake (2013)

"A masterpiece of imagination. Offers wall-to-wall goofy fun for fans of martial arts flicks, fantasies, or just good old-fashioned cinematic nuttiness. "

Posted Feb 10, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

4 97%

Cabaret (1972)

"Cabaret is in some respects a typical feel-good musical, yet it's also so much deeper than that."

Posted Feb 8, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

5 83%

Side Effects (2013)

"While it may not be the scathing indictment of the "business" of selling meds that it could - and probably should - be, Side Effects still gets credit for asking some of the right questions and delivering a few intelligent thrills. "

Posted Feb 8, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

6 80%

Warm Bodies (2013)

"I never thought I'd use the word "sweet" to describe a zombie flick, but that's exactly what Warm Bodies is."

Posted Feb 1, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

7 4%

Movie 43 (2013)

"Painfully unfunny, inordinately stupid, and about as entertaining as a colonoscopy. If there's a worse film in 2013, I'll be very, very surprised."

Posted Jan 25, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

8 ——

Standing Silent ()

"Powerful and shocking. "

Posted Jan 25, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

9 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"Consistently engaging, funny, and touching. This is the kind of picture in which two hours of running time whiz by in a flash."

Posted Jan 18, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

10 93%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"Powerful and gripping, the movie is not only a fine document of the hunt for Public Enemy #1, but also a testament to the dedication of those in every corner of the military, government, and intelligence community who refused to give up the search."

Posted Jan 11, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

11 0%

TerrorVision (1986)

"I know that I, for one, will never look at my satellite dish the same way again. On second thought, yes I will. "

Posted Jan 5, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

12 19%

Texas Chainsaw (2013)

"Forget Texas Chainsaw 3D. For $11.75, I'll hold a chainsaw three inches from your face for an hour and a half. I'll even make you popcorn."

Posted Jan 4, 2013

Mike McGranaghan

13 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Django Unchained is everything you want from a Quentin Tarantino movie, with a few new things added in. Powerful, dazzling, and insanely entertaining."

Posted Dec 28, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

14 61%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"The combination of strong mystery, eccentric characterization, off-kilter humor, and sporadic, yet effective, action makes Jack Reacher feel different from the garden variety tough-guy-solving-a-crime thriller."

Posted Dec 22, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

15 81%

The Impossible (2012)

"This is one of the most gut-wrenching and emotional pictures I've ever seen. I walked away from it physically exhausted. "

Posted Dec 19, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

16 70%

Les MisÚrables (2012)

"A lush, engaging take on the tale, filled with strong performances of both the musical and the dramatic variety."

Posted Dec 19, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

17 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"Like most of Apatow's movies, it's a half-hour too long and filled with too many side characters. Also like most of his movies, it's often very funny."

Posted Dec 19, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

18 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey is like 90 minutes of flirting, an hour of foreplay, and no sex. In other words, it's fun, but not entirely satisfying."

Posted Dec 14, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

19 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"While undeniably flawed, Hitchcock remains a breezy, entertaining show-biz tale. "

Posted Dec 8, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

20 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"Hopelessly dumb and often unintentionally funny. As with everything about this nutty series, I couldn't shake the feeling that Stephenie Meyer's creation is just kooky in all the wrong ways. "

Posted Dec 7, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

21 74%

Rise of the Guardians (2012)

"Rise of the Guardians is kind of like The Avengers, except that instead of superheroes, the characters are people your parents lied to you about when you were a kid. It could become a perennial family favorite."

Posted Dec 3, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

22 64%

The Fitzgerald Family Christmas (2012)

"A terrific holiday movie. Edward Burns' most invigorating, heartfelt picture in years."

Posted Nov 23, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

23 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"I found it extremely difficult to become emotionally invested because the style kept intruding, pulling me out of Anna's journey and making me concentrate on the filmmaking choices. "

Posted Nov 22, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

24 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"Gorgeously photographed and filled with first-rate special effects, Life of Pi is a wonderfully unique and special film. The 3D represents a new gold standard."

Posted Nov 21, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

25 94%

The Sessions (2012)

"An intelligent, funny, insightful film that offers a frank examination of sex. It's not prurient or titillating, just truthful. "

Posted Nov 18, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

26 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"A lively, intelligent, and even fun examination of how one man inspired America to change forever. "

Posted Nov 16, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

27 5%

Nature Calls (2012)

"Nature Calls promises a silly good time, only to display little interest in fulfilling that promise. "

Posted Nov 10, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

28 92%

Skyfall (2012)

"Polished, tightly-paced, and extraordinarily entertaining, Skyfall is a total blast. It gets every major thing you could want from a 007 movie exactly right. "

Posted Nov 9, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

29 77%

The Bay (2012)

"The Bay works as both horror and environmental activism. This is a fright flick with a purpose."

Posted Nov 4, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

30 13%

Jack and Diane (2012)

"What could have been an appealing, offbeat romance is instead little more than Twilight for the arthouse crowd. "

Posted Nov 4, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

31 47%

The Details (2012)

"The longer it went on, the more eager I was for it to be over. "

Posted Nov 3, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

32 78%

Flight (2012)

"Riveting as both character study and morality tale. Another milestone performance from Denzel Washington."

Posted Nov 2, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

33 ——

The Maltese Bippy (1969)

"It is an imbecilic film. Look that up in your Funk and Wagnalls. "

Posted Oct 28, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

34 66%

Cloud Atlas (2012)

"Visually dazzling, superbly acted, and massively ambitious. I'm going to be obsessed with this visionary saga for a while. "

Posted Oct 26, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

35 80%

Magic Mike (2012)

"Steven Soderbergh has made a movie that works as both intimate character study and party film."

Posted Oct 25, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

36 19%

Chernobyl Diaries (2012)

"Its strengths make it worth paying attention to, while its weaknesses prevent it from becoming the first-class chiller it had the potential to be."

Posted Oct 21, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

37 24%

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

"This fourth chapter is proof that the series has run out of ideas, it's all been done, there's nothing new to add, just pack up and go home."

Posted Oct 19, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

38 97%

Paul Williams Still Alive (2012)

"Always intriguing and often quite funny, Paul Williams Still Alive is exactly the documentary this celebrity deserves. It's respectful of his extraordinary accomplishments while giving us an accurate portrait of who Williams is today. "

Posted Oct 16, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

39 96%

Argo (2012)

"Argo isn't just fascinating because it's a true story, it's fascinating because Affleck tells the story well, building tension while always maintaining a very human-centered approach."

Posted Oct 12, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

40 38%

Nobody Walks (2012)

"Nobody Walks is like mumblecore with stars."

Posted Oct 11, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

41 87%

Frankenweenie (2012)

"By revisiting an idea from his past, Tim Burton feels emotionally connected to his material - and, by extension, his audience - for the first time in years."

Posted Oct 9, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

42 55%

V/H/S (2012)

"If I owned this movie on a real VHS tape, I'd record over it. "

Posted Oct 6, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

43 85%

The Master (2012)

"Genuine walk-the-high-wire-without-a-net, swing-for-the-fences filmmaking. Bold, challenging, and unique."

Posted Oct 5, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

44 81%

Escape Fire: The Fight to Rescue American Healthcare (2012)

"Ninety-five straight minutes of information and perspective that will clarify many of the lingering doubts you may have about your medical treatment. Briskly paced, always engaging, and never dry."

Posted Oct 4, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

45 57%

Doctored (2012)

"When corporations and organizations put money before people - and they do - everyone should wake up and pay attention. Doctored is a thought-provoking call to arms on that front. "

Posted Sep 28, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

46 93%

Looper (2012)

"Keeps you mentally hopping, daring you to guess where it is headed, then cheerfully pulling the rug out from under you each time. "

Posted Sep 28, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

47 85%

End of Watch (2012)

"End of Watch is like an episode of "Cops" where the cops are also the people who make "Cops." That concept may not sound good, but it somehow did produce one of the most intense police dramas I've ever seen."

Posted Sep 27, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

48 100%

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1 (2012)

"It's highly respectful of the work on which it is based, yet also a solidly entertaining effort in its own right. "

Posted Sep 24, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

49 50%

Trouble with the Curve (2012)

"Trouble with the Curve is a father/daughter relationship drama, an inside baseball movie, and a romantic comedy all wrapped together. That's at least one thing too many. "

Posted Sep 21, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

50 88%

Head Games (2012)

"An important film that every athlete - or parent of an athlete - should see. "

Posted Sep 20, 2012

Mike McGranaghan

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