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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 79%

Office Space (1999)

"A comedy about authority and the searing resentment that its lazy application engenders -- the dialogue is rich, the details spot-on and the laugh-out-loud factor as high as just about any comedy of the 1990s." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Mar 9, 2009
C- No Score Yet

The Librarian: The Curse of the Judas Chalice (2008)

"Sort of like The Da Vinci Code crossed with Indiana Jones, if that movie was written by an enthusiastic community college instructor with a single credit of Xena fan-fiction to his name." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Mar 6, 2009
C- No Score Yet

Kiss Me Deadly (2008)

"A gay-themed, very derivative, amnesiac Bourne-type, straight-to-video spy thriller that succeeds in some spicy character notes, but fails even by modest standards as an actioner." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Mar 4, 2009
F No Score Yet

Against the Dark (2009)

"Terrible, and even suffers from a paucity of Seagal. Opening dialogue: 'We're not here to decide what's wrong or right, just who lives and dies.' Whaaaaaaaaaat?" ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Feb 24, 2009
D- No Score Yet

Kill Switch (2008)

"With alcohol and a quick-witted group of right-minded action fans, this could be enjoyed as a comedy, because that's how poorly the action is cut together." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Feb 23, 2009
C 58%

Quarantine (2008)

"A passably engaging claustrophobic horror thriller that eventually reveals the limitations of its storytelling mode and visual scheme, and descends into nonsensical confusion." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Feb 20, 2009
C 86%

Ghost Town (2008)

"Sweet-natured and well served by Gervais, Ghost Town feels full of safe choices and conventional moves, rendering it a future bundled-DVD companion of fellow apparitional rom-com piffle like Just Like Heaven." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Feb 10, 2009
C 61%

The Duchess (2008)

"Yet another period piece about a progressive, fashionable woman constrained by the strict mores of her time, The Duchess is a gear-grindingly familiar romantic drama cloaked in sumptuousness." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Feb 10, 2009
C No Score Yet

Vacancy 2: The First Cut (2009)

"Works in a couple good, or at least good-ish, narrative head feints, but director Eric Bross can't fully resist the impulse to cram in some thunderously stupid scene cappers." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Feb 5, 2009
B- 83%

$ (Dollars) (The Heist) (1971)

"A weird, freewheeling genre mash-up -- part heist flick drama, part screwball character comedy. Parts work, parts don't, but it's still an instructive watch, and that's not even counting Warren Beatty's Rod Blagojevich-esque helmet of hair..." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Feb 5, 2009
F No Score Yet

American Crude (2008)

"American Crud is more like it -- little more than a wheel-spinning excuse for a bunch of crass stereotypes and outlandishly uninteresting oddballs to run around, spouting inanities." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Jan 28, 2009
D+ No Score Yet

Just Add Water (2007)

"Actor-turned-auteur Hart Bochner's unconvincing, willfully quirky, dryly comic tale of ensemble empowerment is brought low by hopelessly on-the-nose dialogue." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Jan 28, 2009
D+ No Score Yet

Asylum (2007)

"A sort of cross between Stay Alive and Session 9, with a healthy smear of down-market horror moves copped from '80s-era DIY flicks that never made it off of VHS." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Jan 28, 2009
C- 49%

Smart People (2008)

"A collection of precious -- and preciously false -- characters bumping up against one another in a sometimes mildly colorful but ultimately droning fashion." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Jan 28, 2009
C- No Score Yet

Virgin Territory (2007)

"A sort of laboriously 'hip,' teen-pitched re-interpretation of a literary classic, Virgin Territory is an atonal mish-mash that never settles on a convincing tone. Some nice nudity, though..." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Jan 28, 2009
B 59%

Bra Boys (2008)

"A grim bauble, sure, but part of the narrative illustrates how even amidst the burdens of a stigmatized legacy, a new generation can hope and strive for a way to end violence." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Jan 28, 2009
C- No Score Yet

Termination Point (2007)

"Playing like a cross between Stephen King's short story 'The Langoliers' and some anonymous actioner from Wesley Snipes, circa 1999, that never quite got made, this cut-rate cable programmer will provide diversionary intrigue for huge Sci-Fi Channel fans," ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Jan 28, 2009
C 29%

Kiss the Bride (2008)

"A rather forced and wearying gay(er) send-up of My Best Friend's Wedding, there's not enough of wit or substance here to make this Bride worthy of a kiss." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Jan 28, 2009
B- 14%

The Alphabet Killer (2008)

"A decently gripping psychological thriller, loosely based on a series of 1970s 'double initial' murders, that earns its stripes as part of a nutty Eliza Dushku double-dip, alongside the recent Nobel Son." ‐Shared Darkness
Posted Jan 28, 2009
40%

The Wendell Baker Story (2005)

"If ever there were a more shrug-worthy modern hop behind the camera, it's hard to recall." FilmStew.com
Posted Oct 29, 2007
8%

The Number 23 (2007)

"Lacks the sort of streamlined clarity and crisp, clever reversals that keep the best such genre efforts entertainingly dancing just beyond the grasp of full deciphering." FilmStew.com
Posted Jul 16, 2007
48%

Harsh Times (2006)

"Actors like Bale and Maguire are beloved in their comic book flicks, and frequently respected in other work, but not a massive draw in and of themselves." FilmStew.com
Posted Jun 5, 2007
C- 32%

Fur: An Imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus (2006)

"Think of Fur as a sort of impressionistic Polaroid biopic... its problem is that its subject comes across as widely defined, a placeholder for the creative spirit." Now Playing Magazine
Posted May 23, 2007
54%

The Protector (Tom yum goong) (Warrior King) (2005)

"Moments later, we're in a muddy river enjoying the exact sort of cathartic speedboat chase that this summer's somber Miami Vice really should have had." FilmStew.com
Posted Jan 15, 2007
10%

Pulse (2006)

"The notion of a ghostly presence as chief cinematic menace - of visions literally scaring people to death - has much deeper cultural roots in Japan and rest of the Orient." FilmStew.com
Posted Dec 26, 2006
D 13%

Just My Luck (2006)

"A drab, uninteresting mess... displaying the starlet as it does in a seemingly distracted and too frequently puffy-eyed light." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Oct 2, 2006
D+ No Score Yet

Silent Partner (2006)

"As a Russian hooker connected to globo-political intrigue, Tara Reid drags out her patented ferret's glare and perpetually furrowed brow for this self-serious but rather silly suspense thriller, whose setting is legit but execution sub-par." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Oct 1, 2006
C No Score Yet

Lurking in Suburbia (2004)

"Emblematic of what might be called the Ed Burns school of independent cinema -- full of angsty, young-adult jitters and cud-chewing ennui. For some folks, that's interest-piquing praise, others damning dismissal, others still neither here nor there." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2006
D- No Score Yet

Shockheaded (2002)

"A wrongheaded blend of Alan Parker, Raymond Chandler, David Cronenberg and David Lynch that desperately wants to stir up, in noirish fashion, elements of the psychological thriller, horror and revenge genres [and] fails, wholesale." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2006
C+ No Score Yet

Robert Ludlum's Covert One: The Hades Factor (2006)

"Despite the ridiculously self-important mouthful of a title, this two-part spy miniseries marginally acquits itself as a piece of time-whiling entertainment, if only for the Tom Clancy/armchair homeland security set." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2006
F No Score Yet

Live Feed (2006)

"You can often judge the quality of a low-budget flick that happens to have scenes in a strip club by the lithe attractiveness of its pole-dancers, and the girl in the opening scene of this sadistic Hostel rip-off is not exactly a toned beauty." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2006
C+ No Score Yet

Third Man Out: A Donald Strachey Mystery (2005)

"A straightforward-to-the-point-of-somewhat-flawed procedural starring erstwhile TV pin-up Chad Allen as a gay detective caught up in a ripped-from-the-newspapers crime story." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2006
D+ No Score Yet

Harry Knuckles and the Pearl Necklace (2004)

"An ultra-low-budget, slapdash, silly, Canadian spy spoof whose big bugaboos are execution and tonal consistency." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Sep 17, 2006
A- 68%

Lila Says (2005)

"Unabashedly sensuous and explicit in word but never in deed..." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2006
B- 77%

The Beautiful Country (2005)

"A smart and moving sketch of desire and hope..." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Mar 9, 2006
C No Score Yet

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"Easily one of the most jointly lurid and self-effacing cop/detective shows ever put to the small screen..." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
C- No Score Yet

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"Sort of like a more gyno-centric ER..." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
A- No Score Yet

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"[Requires only] an open mind and desire to learn more about ... the men who helped burnish this great land." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
A- No Score Yet

Benjamin Franklin (2002)

"[Requires only] an open mind and desire to learn more about ... the men who helped burnish this great land." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
B No Score Yet

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"The series remains a valuable property..." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
B No Score Yet

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"The series remains a valuable property..." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
B No Score Yet

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"The series remains a valuable property..." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
C+ 73%

Snatch (2001)

"Ritchie's two lockstep debut movies [are] exceedingly, willfully flamboyant exercises in masturbatory style." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
D+ No Score Yet

National Lampoon's Barely Legal (After School Special) (2003)

"Lowest-common-denominator fare." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
A- 95%

Four Weddings and a Funeral (1994)

"An absolute pleasure..." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
A 91%

Metropolitan (1990)

"A gem of contemplation trumping limited means." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2006
B+ 89%

Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)

"A superb example of the seamless blending of comedy, drama and an actor looking to branch out and test new waters." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2006
C- No Score Yet

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"Snatches of a weird, voyeuristic glee to be found..." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2006
C- No Score Yet

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"Snatches of a weird, voyeuristic glee to be found..." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2006
B- No Score Yet

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"Even neophyte viewers can appreciate the show's considerable balancing act between narrative propulsion and sustenance of mood." Now Playing Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2006
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