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Alex Sandell

Alex Sandell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) David Fincher never lets his movie devolve into a petty revenge fantasy. The filmmaker clearly got the novel and, consequently, gets the most out of the novel. Girl with the Dragon Tattoo is just what the fans were demanding. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 15, 2012
9/10 97% The Artist (2011) In a strange way, it's not unlike The Matrix -- only this time the red pill transports you into the futuristic world of sound, rather than a cynical world of two increasingly abysmal sequels. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 15, 2012
7/10 92% Drag Me to Hell (2009) Drag Me to Hell's PG-13 rating holds [Raimi] back from the all-out, blood-spraying gonzo insanity he reached with Evil Dead, but he still gets away with a surprising amount of gross-out gags. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 15, 2012
2/10 69% Babel (2006) Rubbish so pretentious it would make the folks behind Crash begin to blush. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 31, 2007
9/10 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) A dark fairy tale that only Guillermo del Toro could bring to life. The screenwriter/director can do no wrong. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 28, 2007
7/10 97% The Queen (2006) You can't help but be taken by Mirren's faultless performance. Entranced by her every nuance. In awe of her very artistry as an actress. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 26, 2007
5/10 76% Rocky Balboa (2006) A nostalgic rush-job filmed for a quick buck. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 25, 2007
4/10 78% Dreamgirls (2006) A poorly written film with poorly written songs and almost no character development. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 24, 2007
10/10 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) Letters from Iwo Jima takes no sides, takes no prisoners and will hopefully take home a handful of Oscars. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 24, 2007
7/10 28% Saw III (2006) Makes the first two look about as intimidating as a child's six piece jigsaw puzzle. This is for the hardcore horror fan and for the hardcore horror fan only. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 27, 2006
9/10 91% The Departed (2006) Martin Scorsese must have missed the memo stating that Hollywood movies were being dumbed down for mass audiences. The director has created one of the best films of the year, guaranteed to keep audiences on their toes. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 8, 2006
7/10 12% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) The most brutal Massacre since the 1974 original. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 6, 2006
4/10 68% World Trade Center (2006) There's been talk of World Trade Center bringing people to tears. After seeing the film, it's hard to believe that they're not tears of boredom. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Aug 8, 2006
8/10 85% The Descent (2006) One of the scariest horror movies of the past 20 years. Would do Wes Craven, George A. Romero and James Whale proud. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Aug 2, 2006
1/10 47% Miami Vice (2006) Michael Mann must have mistaken neon lights, awkward sex scenes and bad pop songs for a good movie. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 27, 2006
3/10 63% The Ant Bully (2006) With Monster House already being presented in 3-D at theaters worldwide, there isn't a single reason to recommend The Ant Bully. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 27, 2006
8/10 40% Scoop (2006) The key to the film's success is the pairing of [Scarlett] Johansson and [Woody] Allen as ham-handed investigative journalists. Johansson brings out the funny in Allen like nobody since Diane Keaton. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 26, 2006
9/10 74% Monster House (2006) Don't let this one pass you by on the big-screen. It's movie magic. The kind many of us thought died many summers ago. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 23, 2006
3/10 40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) About as far from 'super' as a comedy can get. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 20, 2006
6/10 24% Lady in the Water (2006) The critic in me wants to boo and hiss and cry in disappointment. The 5-year-old in me wants to stand up and applaud. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 19, 2006
8/10 29% Silent Hill (2006) No matter how you interpret the film, it's nearly impossible to deny what a beautiful work of art it is. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted May 5, 2006
8/10 72% Eight Below (2006) It's lucky for human actors that canines can't win Academy Awards, because, if they could, the dogs in Eight Below would sweep next year's Oscars. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Feb 5, 2006
8/10 90% Capote (2005) Capote is the movie that will make Philip Seymour Hoffman a star, while posthumously turning the man it was named after into a monster. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 16, 2006
6/10 68% Mrs. Henderson Presents (2006) The movie is a reminder of how important art -- more especially controversial art -- can be in a time of war. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 15, 2006
7/10 82% Hustle & Flow (2005) Having a dream isn't easy ... ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 14, 2006
7/10 80% Cinderella Man (2005) The feel good bomb of the year. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 14, 2006
10/10 84% The Constant Gardener (2005) This multi-faceted masterpiece works successfully on more levels than any ten remakes or sequels pumped out of the habitual humdrum Hollywood hit machine. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 13, 2006
8/10 93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) An admirable piece of work that takes a bold stand -- not just against events of the past, but events of the present. Hopefully, in the process, it can save the future. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 12, 2006
8/10 35% Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) Even though the novel is one of my favorites; the movie did not leave me disappointed. It left me wanting more, but I didn't walk out dissatisfied with what I was given. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 11, 2006
8/10 87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) Brokeback Mountain is a beautifully filmed and superbly acted picture. It's a romance for the ages and it's ready, willing and able to break your heart. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 8, 2006
5/10 78% Munich (2005) Steven Spielberg should stop worrying about winning shiny statues and start focusing on creating good films. Maybe then he'd deserve to take home another trophy or two. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 8, 2006
7/10 84% King Kong (2005) The one remake to rule them all! ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Dec 12, 2005
4/10 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) A bloated, cumbersome, overlong misfire. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Dec 7, 2005
8/10 82% Walk the Line (2005) Witherspoon and Phoenix are brilliant. Their chemistry is undeniable. The way they play off of each other is masterful. They make Walk the Line unforgettable. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Nov 20, 2005
5/10 88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) [Mike] Newell turns the spine-tingling and well-crafted world J.K. Rowling created for the novel into a lump of flat banality. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Nov 19, 2005
7/10 75% Zathura (2005) Its world of corporeal creatures and practical FX will allow kids to believe in the movie in a way that many have never believed in a film on the big screen before. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Nov 5, 2005
9/10 58% The Weather Man (2005) Where is it written that offbeat movies don't belong outside of art house theaters or Netflix rental queues? Pass this one up and it'll be you with egg McMuffin on your face. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 30, 2005
7/10 36% Saw II (2005) Saw II is bound to give fans of the original a real buzz. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 28, 2005
34% Friday the 13th Part 2 (1981) The last Friday the 13th film that makes an effort to scare its audience, rather than just going through the motions. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 24, 2005
6/10 40% Incubo sulla città contaminata (Nightmare City) (Invasion by the Atomic Zombies) (1980) The movie is piled high with cheese, but makes for a tasty guilty pleasure. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 23, 2005
8/10 19% Doom (2005) Doom fans, this is the movie that you've been fragging for! ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 19, 2005
10/10 96% Night of the Living Dead (1968) One of the best films ever made, and possibly the most influential horror movie of all time. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 18, 2005
5/10 64% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) I wonder if the 'true story' Dreamer was 'inspired by' was the one where Seabiscuit made over 120 million dollars at the box-office in 2003? ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 18, 2005
2/10 No Score Yet Rats - Notte di terrore (Blood Kill) (Rats: Night of Terror) (1984) It's there to watch once, laugh at and then use the DVD for a coaster. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 18, 2005
4/10 87% A History of Violence (2005) Olson should have studied a history of screenwriting before attempting to adapt A History of Violence. One of the most aimless, derivative films to ever be overrated. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 17, 2005
1/10 4% The Fog (2005) Hollywood is a remake junky and we're its enablers. How long before the studio system has a fatal overdose? The Fog could do it. Moviedom, you need help. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 16, 2005
6/10 57% Hell Night (1981) Hell Night brought out the gimp at least a decade before Pulp Fiction was even a twinkle in Quentin Tarantino's eye. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 15, 2005
9/10 98% Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn (1987) Best slapstick seen in a horror flick. If Charlie Chaplin were alive today and into terror, he'd be directing this movie. Okay, maybe not -- but at least he wouldn't be dead. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 14, 2005
4/10 29% Slugs (1987) Like a stuffed crust pizza, the film gets cheesier the further into it you get. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 12, 2005
8/10 59% Friday the 13th (1980) Pure slasher goodness! ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 11, 2005