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Bob Longino
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 86%

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

"[A] creepy tale of witchcraft, murders and ghost sightings." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 18, 2008
D 0%

One Missed Call (2008)

"One big miss of a horror movie." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 18, 2008
B- 79%

Jimmy Carter Man From Plains (2007)

"Moviegoers might initially find the inside peek into a media book tour fascinating. But the tedium of trekking from hotel to car to interview and back to a waiting limo can wear down one's resolve." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 24, 2007
C 56%

Randy and the Mob (2007)

"It's a film brimming with individual scenes featuring nice visual touches about the South and comforting down-home dialogue spiced with a healthy twinge of sarcasm. Too bad the movie never completely gels." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2007
C+ 88%

The Simpsons Movie (2007)

"The Simpsons Movie isn't anything special and certainly not the creative spark necessary to jump-start what for years has been a sagging show." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 26, 2007
B- 78%

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (2007)

"The movie is at times brilliant with a powerhouse performance by Imelda Staunton." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 9, 2007
B 57%

Transformers (2007)

"Great special effects + Shia LaBeouf - flimsy story = lotsa fun." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 2, 2007
B- 82%

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

"It's loud, yippee-ki-yay explosive, mostly watchable and, unfortunately, almost entirely forgettable after its final bang." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 26, 2007
C- 23%

Evan Almighty (2007)

"When the film ultimately does deliver on the threat of a flood, there's not much to think other than that the special effects are adequate and that Carell's movie is one big washout." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 21, 2007
B- 37%

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

"Silver Surfer is watchable. But make no mistake. It's for younger filmgoers." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 14, 2007
C+ 70%

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

"Ultimately, if you give yourself up to its manufactured charm, it all becomes comfortingly familiar." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 7, 2007
A- 90%

Knocked Up (2007)

"More than just laugh-out-loud funny. It's the relationship comedy of the summer and likely the best boy-meets-girl movie of the year." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 31, 2007
B 60%

300 (2007)

"Call 300 the New Age sword-and-sandal epic -- a Hercules movie for the computer age." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 8, 2007
C+ 89%

Zodiac (2007)

"Staying true to its real-life scenario, the film gets mired in the inevitable red tape of police investigations, [and it] switches focus enough times to make you think it's three movies instead of one." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 1, 2007
C+ 26%

Daddy's Little Girls (2007)

"Tyler Perry likes preaching to the choir." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 14, 2007
B+ 65%

Off the Black (2006)

"A modest drama fueled by Nick Nolte's gutsy lead performance as a disheveled 57-year-old junkyard proprietor who's been as flattened by life as the rusty old cars he crushes." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Feb 1, 2007
A- 95%

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

"Pan's Labyrinth is del Toro's home run. He's delivered a film full of power, beauty, horror and, ultimately, sadness." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jan 18, 2007
C+ 38%

The Nativity Story (2006)

"The proceedings come across as quite a bit less than the greatest story every told." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 30, 2006
B- 16%

Turistas (Paradise Lost) (2006)

"Give Turistas, the edgy, unnerving, graphically violent South American vacation movie full of sex-hungry young adults and horror, credit for knowing full well not only what kind of entertainment it is, but for delivering the goods." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 30, 2006
B- 83%

Come Early Morning (2006)

"A mostly watchable, somewhat satisfying drama." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Nov 9, 2006
B+ 80%

Little Children (2006)

"Complicated, involving and just plain smart, Children is the kind of movie that worms its way back into your head days after you've seen it." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 19, 2006
B 73%

Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

"Flags is classic Eastwood, filmed with weighty purpose and, often, skilled precision." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 19, 2006
B+ 76%

A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006)

"Populated with actors who know their characters so intimately they seem to spring to life from the screen." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 12, 2006
C+ 20%

Employee of the Month (2006)

"Before Employee of the Month shoots itself in the foot with an immensely lame finale, the film does cash in with a few comedic bright spots." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Oct 5, 2006
D 37%

The Guardian (2006)

"This is a silly movie made of taped-together Hollywood hokum, the kind where you just know the pitch was something like, 'It's Top Gun meets An Officer and a Gentleman in The Perfect Storm.'" ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 28, 2006
A- 90%

Half Nelson (2006)

"For a solid 107 minutes, Gosling shapes his character into a flesh-and-blood tone poem." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2006
C+ 73%

Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006)

"As purported, if Jet Li's final Chinese martial arts movie is indeed Jet Li's Fearless, the talented fist-and-foot pounder would have made more impact if he had ended things sooner." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2006
B 63%

Jackass: Number Two (2006)

"Be forewarned, when you're not laughing out loud you could well be trying hard not to lose your lunch." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 21, 2006
B- 68%

Hollywoodland (2006)

"We could say, Forget it, Jake. It's Chinatown. But that just conjures up memories of the kind of mystery movie Hollywoodland only wishes it could be." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Sep 7, 2006
B- 17%

Jailbait (2004)

"Disturbing and affecting." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B+ 87%

The Motel (2005)

"There is honesty and integrity in the filmmaking and the performances, which make The Motel among the best character studies of the year." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B- 73%

The Great New Wonderful (2006)

"Not all the little stories and vignettes work (some seem almost pointless), but most of the performances, especially a haughty luncheon under a veil of politeness with Gyllenhaal and Falco, are spot on, involving and revealing." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 31, 2006
B- 69%

Snakes on a Plane (2006)

"Call me. I'll see it again with you this weekend." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 18, 2006
C- 19%

Step Up (2006)

"Step Up is so predictable, so remarkably so, you might wonder how such a movie got made." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 10, 2006
B+ 74%

Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005)

"... as brutal as it is beautiful." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Aug 6, 2006
C 47%

Miami Vice (2006)

"Miami Vice is a dark, grainy and heavy drama and so super-serious and smoky thick it could be called Miasma Vice." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 27, 2006
C+ 12%

Little Man (2006)

"Some verbal jokes simply don't work, and Darryl's persistent I-wanna-be-a-daddy musings are more insipid than inspiring. But some of the physical comedy scores." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 13, 2006
A- 86%

The Heart of the Game (2005)

"Most certainly, it will make you root for the Roughriders on and off the court." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jul 6, 2006
B- 95%

Wordplay (2006)

"Dramatic, especially for those moviegoers who tax their brains working crosswords." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 22, 2006
C+ 27%

The Omen (2006)

"The last Damien is young actor Seamus Davey-Fitzpatrick. He lowers his head, hardens his face and glares. Big woo. The movie's dogs do a better job of looking sinister." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 6, 2006
B- 79%

District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006)

"B13 is watchable and, sometimes, quite invigorating. But only when it's getting its adrenaline rush from its stampeding macho duo." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Jun 1, 2006
D+ 52%

Down in the Valley (2006)

"Jacobson's story goes haywire." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 25, 2006
B- 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"It's like Abrams understands the public perception of Cruise's kooky celebrity. So why not embrace it." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted May 4, 2006
A- 91%

United 93 (2006)

"It easily ranks as the best movie so far this year." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 27, 2006
C 36%

On the One (2005)

"One just wishes that with the word 'choir' in the title, there would be a lot more top-drawer gospel singing." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 20, 2006
B 60%

Lonesome Jim (2006)

"A slight, but amusing and occasionally touching, dark comedy about depression and dysfunction that percolates with indie film hipness." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Apr 20, 2006
C- 62%

ATL (2006)

"ATL is not interesting. Nor compelling. Nor lively. Nor always comprehensible." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 30, 2006
C- 26%

The Zodiac (2006)

"Boring when it should be gripping." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 16, 2006
C 49%

The Hills Have Eyes (2006)

"The story is more focused on a kind of meat-market smorgasbord mixed with political the-government-did-this-to-us overtones. It doesn't really work." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 9, 2006
B 58%

Night Watch (2006)

"Clarity may be lost, but rare is the movie that grabs viewers by their throats and never lets go. Bekmambetov's Night Watch is one of the grabbers." ‐Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Posted Mar 2, 2006
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