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Andrew Manning

Andrew Manning
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
7/10 18% Soul Plane (2004) Rowdy and funny, Soul Plane's sense of humor is often sharper than what most people would expect. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted May 28, 2004
8/10 88% Shrek 2 (2004) With its Meet the Parents vibe and its twisted take on classic fairy tale standards, Shrek 2 is always entertaining and often hilarious. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted May 25, 2004
9/10 95% The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) The epic cinematic adaptation of J.R.R. Tolkien's literary masterwork comes to a satisfying conclusion with this third and final installment. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
6/10 23% Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Avoids many of the pitfalls of the original by setting low goals and aiming for wholly generic, monster-horror mediocrity. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
8.5/10 95% Lost In Translation (2003) Quiet, solemn, and introspective, Lost in Translation conveys so much emotion with so few words.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
6/10 80% 21 Grams (2003) A trio of noteworthy performances from Watts, Del Toro, and Penn is countered by lengthy, drawn-out, non-linear storytelling that guts the film's dramatic impact.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
7.5/10 75% House of Sand and Fog (2003) A balanced tale of the American Dream gone awry, made compelling by outstanding performances from Kingsley and Connelly.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
7.5/10 31% Underworld (2003) Leather-clad Kate Beckinsale is smokin' hot in this stylish, action-packed showdown between the denizens of the dark.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
6.5/10 78% Bad Santa (2003) Tony Cox as a hilarious, pint-sized guttermouth is the main attraction of this movie, which is somewhat more depressing than the trailers would have you believe.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
5/10 61% Stuck on You (2003) Typical Farrelly Brothers material--no more, no less.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
8/10 88% Freaky Friday (2003) Despite the awful history of parent/child switching movies, Freaky Friday strikes gold with funny, first-rate performances from Jamie Lee Curtis and Lindsay Lohan.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/10 36% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) A ferociously disappointing and inept conclusion to a trilogy that began with such a bang. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/10 63% Cabin Fever (2002) Hardly the horror masterpiece that far too many people are making it out to be.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
6.5/10 48% Bruce Almighty (2003) Consistently amusing, despite being formulaic and occasionally sappy.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
8.5/10 99% Finding Nemo (2003) As the voice of the forgetful Dory, Ellen DeGeneres shows us how Memento could have been a comedy in this entertaining and visually stunning family flick.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
1.5/10 10% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) I remember watching The Smurfs on TV as a kid--that doesn't mean I want to see a film with 100 shirtless, singing idiots that have been dipped in blue paint.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
4/10 1% The Master of Disguise (2002) It is virtually impossible to watch The Master of Disguise and not feel embarrassed for stars Dana Carvey, Jennifer Esposito, and Brent Spiner.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
7/10 80% Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Though generally overrated, it's a good start to what will undoubtedly become an epic film franchise.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
8.5/10 72% Training Day (2001) Denzel Washington delivers a remarkable performance in this enthralling and unique tale of a corrupt cop, completely transforming himself into an unexpectedly imposing threat. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
3.5/10 17% Queen of the Damned (2002) Aaliyah steals the show as a villainous vampiric vixen in an otherwise ludicrous waste of a story.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
8/10 57% Pitch Black (2000) A solid entry in the genre of science fiction horror.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
2/10 10% Juwanna Mann (2002) Bogus and wickedly unoriginal.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jan 15, 2004
7.5/10 85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Takes Tarantino's trademark brand of excessive violence in an over-the-top direction that mimics the fun but cheesy kung fu revenge films of yesteryear. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Oct 21, 2003
3/10 30% Dreamcatcher (2003) An awful, ludicrous blend of sci-fi and horror, crammed full of self-indulgent Stephen King gimmicks. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 54% American Wedding (2003) Nadia is nowhere to be seen and Stifler never surrenders the spotlight in what is the weakest link of the American Pie series. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 21% Basic (2003) Samuel L. Jackson's performance is the main reason to watch this ultimately disappointing mystery that thrives on audience deception and mass confusion. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) The Matrix franchise, founded on a stylish sense of cool, has suddenly reinvented itself in the nerdy image of Star Wars. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
2/10 41% Wrong Turn (2003) If giggling hillbillies fuel your nightmares, then there's a chance you'll be rendered sleepless by this inept, wannabe horror flick.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
5.5/10 10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd (2003) Its inclusion of Eugene Levy and the novelty of Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels impressions give this sequel an edge on its overrated predecessor.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
5/10 19% House of 1000 Corpses (2003) Unintentionally comical like a bad '70s slasher flick, but also enthralling in a circus freak show sort of way.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
8.5/10 70% Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines (2003) Easily the most satisfying action film of a year overloaded with disappointing sequels. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 71% Phone Booth (2003) Farrell and Sutherland deliver such strong performances that it's easy to overlook the script's melodramatic dialogue and insane lapses of reality.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 62% Identity (2003) Highly compelling, until the story's major revelation makes you feel totally cheated.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
8/10 86% X2: X-Men United (2003) Full of action, babes, story, and style--now just axe about half the cast so we can have some focus. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
5.5/10 23% Bulletproof Monk (2003) Chow Yun-Fat delivers stylish action and finally shows American audiences a sense of humor, but watching Stifler get his kung fu on is just a little too hard to swallow.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
4/10 44% Daredevil (2003) Ben Affleck as a superhero: isn't this inherently ill-conceived?‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
5/10 24% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) Angelina Jolie returns as video game vixen Lara Croft in a by-the-numbers sequel that is weaker than the original.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6/10 17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) The premise of teaming up famous, disparate characters of classic fiction is a lot more intriguing than what ended up as the finished cinematic product. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
4.5/10 43% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle (2003) A lot less fun than 2000's Charlie's Angels, this sequel made for the ADD generation jumps from one thing to the next like a mongoose on crack, and yet comes up with nothing. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
2.5/10 33% Tears of the Sun (2003) Dumbed-down, tree-hugging propaganda trying to masquerade as an action film. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
5/10 73% The Italian Job (2003) A remarkably average heist flick that's entertaining, but completely devoid of surprises and major thrills.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6.5/10 34% Bringing Down the House (2003) Steve Martin, Queen Latifah, and Eugene Levy manage to squeeze laughs out of a totally generic, manufactured script that's drowning in odd couple formula.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
6.5/10 48% Femme Fatale (2002) Rebecca Romijn's sexy performance will no doubt mercifully distract some viewers from the silly story, overblown melodrama, and general cheesiness.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
7/10 92% Insomnia (2002) Never reaches its full potential, but still manages to be better than the average, run-of-the-mill crime thriller. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
8.5/10 42% Death to Smoochy (2002) Robin Williams' manic energy is put to perfect use in this amusing and twisted comedy.‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Sep 9, 2003
7.5/10 41% Freddy vs. Jason (2003) A solid, entertaining bloodbath that will appease most fans of the genre. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Aug 19, 2003
4/10 61% Hulk (2003) 'You wouldn't like me when I'm boring.' ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Jun 27, 2003
4.5/10 41% The Core (2003) Compiles many of the worst elements of Armageddon and Deep Impact into a single, generic package. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Mar 28, 2003
7/10 26% Cradle 2 the Grave (2003) The wired stuntwork treads a fine line between dramatic embellishment and obvious movie magic, while Mark Dacascos turns in a formidable villain in this decent action adventure. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Feb 28, 2003
6/10 66% Shanghai Knights (2003) A rehash of previously seen material that still manages to be entertaining. ‐ Radio Free Entertainment
Posted Feb 6, 2003