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The Forgotten (2004)
"One of the neatest, scariest, most involving and frightening fantasy films ever. This is what good genre cinema is about."
Shaun of the Dead (2004)
"Probably the ultimate piece of eye-candy Hollywood has yet to offer. An exceptionally creative effort in homage to the genre, and nothing more."
"Mann has given us a tense, no-nonsense thriller with no fat that is best watched from the edge of the seat."
"Beware of sequels written to insure triolgies in neat boxed sets at Blockbuster."
AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004)
"As prequels derived from vbideo games go, this one is not bad, well produced and answers many questions left by the original 'Alien'."
Exorcist: The Beginning (2004)
"This second rendering of the prequel illustrates the hazards of prequels. Abandon all hope ye who buy tickets for this one."
Vanity Fair (2004)
"Thackeray's classic tale for the ninth (?) time and with great production values although Reese Witherspoon is much too sweet in her interpretation of the calculating heroine."
Wicker Park (2004)
"Although the convoluted stracture of the film with endless flashbacks and a 'Rashomon'-like construction will exhaust you, this is a neat little thriller."
Suspect Zero (2004)
"A taut thriller with a couple of good twists...much better than the trailers would make you think."
Little Black Book (2004)
"The last fifteen minutes are worth this sleepy little romantic comedy that preceeds, despite the uneven tone of much of the film."
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
""A cinema rendering for the young..the franchise continues in a frenetic series of action/chase sequences cut like rock videos. A script..maybe? A 3rd sequel..definitely""
I, Robot (2004)
""Maybe not what Asimov had in mind, but a thrilling roller coaster ride of a futuristic crime thriller with eye boggling action sequences for long hot summer relief."
The Manchurian Candidate (2004)
"Demme has refreshed a classic with every element that gives people nightmares in a very plausible scenario.The performances are excellent."
The Village (2004)
""Suffers from it's own hype as a horror flick,which it isn't. This psychological thriller is too slick and full of elements we've seen before to be anything but a B film.""
The Stepford Wives (2004)
Shrek 2 (2004)
The Terminal (2004)
White Chicks (2004)
Raising Helen (2004)
Spider-Man 2 (2004)
"Starts as sci-fi with a social agenda and deteriorates quickly into a soapy TV Movie of the Weak."
Man on Fire (2004)
"An overproduced remake. It's too artsy, but delivers jolts of raw Dirty Harry/Punisher type violence that seems to sell tickets nowadays. Kudos for Washington's performance."
13 Going on 30 (2004)
"Despite the derivative nature of the script bade idea, this is a refreshing film in its' own right."
Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)
The Alamo (2004)
"Like many severely edited epics of the past this 2 hour version of the 4 hour version is missing something..or..anything."
Ella Enchanted (2004)
"ELLA can't decide if it's 'Princess Bride' or 'Shrek' while it deviates considerably from novel. Yet, it is clean fare for the young in a market starving for family films."
Home on the Range (2004)
"Tries really, really, really, really hard to be a Looney Tune and sometimes briefly hits the mark. Still, it's harmless family/kiddie fare in a market that needs such things."
"Better than any ride at any amusement park...chills, thrills and belly laughs come by the minute. This is THE franchise to watch in the next few years. Wow!!"
Taking Lives (2004)
"Another thriller that needs a seasoned director and a rewrite. It stars off good and rolls downhill fast. Even Angelina's sex scene can't save it. Skip the theater - rent it!"
Starsky & Hutch (2004)
"Stiller and Wilson have taken the classic Tv show and made it into something for the 21st Century audience. Comparasions are futile, but it IS funny."
Secret Window (2004)
"Johnny Depp's talent is submerged in a "seen that done that" script that needs a Hitchcock rewrite to be viable. My wife guessed the whole thing in the first five minutes."
"Despite it's focus group mentality formulation to be 'all things adventurous to all viewers' HIDALGO does give you $10 worth of entertainment and some solid performances."
The Passion of the Christ (2004)
"Gibson's PASSION OF THE CHRISTdelivers as much religious inspiration as watching Klansmen beat the crap out of a 13 year old black kid for two hours. Rent THE ROBE on DVD!!"
"Old fashioned high school humor served up cold. The kind of film you are embarrassed to laugh at. Wait for the DVD and see it at home."
Welcome to Mooseport (2004)
""Wisely compacted at 75 minutes, Ray Romano's first feature film shows promise for future endeavors and delivers mild Yuks.""
50 First Dates (2004)
"One of Sandler's more ernest efforts and Barrymore's more innocent performances."
The Big Bounce (2004)
"Strains to make every joke work. I almost miss the orginal."
"One of the best performances Kurt Russel has given in years."
The Matrix Revolutions (2003)
""Much, much, much, much, much, ado about very little.""
Intolerable Cruelty (2003)
Runaway Jury (2003)
""A neat, twisty suspense thriller with solid Oscar calibur performances and a breakout ending.""
Scary Movie 3 (2003)
Veronica Guerin (2003)
""Schumacher gives Guerin the Costa Gavras treatment with surprisingly good results. Blanchette makes another Oscar bid"."
""The Rundown is one helluva roller coaster ride. The Rock is quickly becoming America's #1 action star"."
""one of the best of the Dark Comic films""
Matchstick Men (2003)
"Ridley Scott has given us a "Sting" for the new millenium."
Red Dragon (2002)
"A slick and well done entry for Hannibal Lecter's archives. I'll note the original version-Manhunter, had a 'real' quality thatmakes it a must see also."