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Chuck O'Leary

Chuck O'Leary
"The only thing worse than a politician is a child molester." - Rip Torn as Sheriff Hank Pearson in "Extreme Prejudice" "I won't be wronged. I won't be insulted. I won't be laid a-hand on. I don't do these things to other people, and I require the same from them." - John Wayne as John Bernard Books in "The Shootist" "You wanna know how to get Capone? They pull a knife, you pull a gun. He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue. *That's* the *Chicago* way! And that's how you get Capone." - Sean Connery as Jimmy Malone in "The Untouchables" "Never stop fighting until the fight is done" - Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness in "The Untouchables" "Don't give the prick the satisfaction." - Clint Eastwood as Gunnery Sergeant Tom Highway in "Heartbreak Ridge" "I don't want you to get to know me. I like being an enigma." -Robert Duvall as Bull Meechum in "The Great Santini" "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." - Robert Duvall as Lt. Colonel Kilgore in "Apocalypse Now" Faye Dunaway as Wanda in "Barfly": "I can't stand people, I hate them." Mickey Rourke as Henry in "Barfly": "Oh yeah?" Wanda: "Do you hate them?" Henry: "No, but I seem to feel better when they're not around." Mel Tillis as a gas-station attendant in "W.W. and the Dixie Dancekings": "Regular or Ethel?" Burt Reynolds as W.W.: "Ethel, if she's workin'." "Nobody likes you. Everybody hates you. You're gonna lose. Smile, you ****" -- Bruce Willis as Joe Hallenbeck talking to himself in "The Last Boy Scout" Milo in "The Last Boy Scout": "You think you are so ****ing cool, don't you? You think you are so ****ing cool. But just once, I would like to hear you scream in pain..." Joe Hallenbeck: "Play some rap music." Caroline's male companion, Keith, to private eye Mike Murphy (Burt Reynolds) in "City Heat": "How would you like to step outside, smart guy?" Mike Murphy: No, I don't think so. See, I'm gonna go upstairs now and put a twinkle in both of Caroline's eyes, but if I'm not to tired afterwards, though, I'll come downstairs and pop your face inside out." Rambo: Murdock... Trautman: He's here. Murdock: Rambo, this is Murdock, we're glad you're alive. Where the hell are you? Give us your position and we'll come to pick you up! Rambo: Murdock... I'm coming to get you!

Agrees with the Tomatometer 69% of the time.

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ No Score Yet The Seduction (1982) "Guilty pleasures don't get much guiltier than The Seduction. " ‐
Posted Nov 14, 2006
A- 97% Body Heat (1981) "Suspenseful and supersexy. " ‐
Posted Nov 13, 2006
B 52% Black Rain (1999) "Still plays like a more commerical variation of the superior Year of the Dragon, but Black Rain has aged nicely, and is a strong film in its own right. " ‐
Posted Nov 7, 2006
8/10 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) "This cynical World War II film does manage to explore a unique aspect of war. Namely, the selling of war to the public through manufactured, exaggerated or sanitized feel-good stories. " ‐
Posted Oct 14, 2006
A- 75% Taps (1981) "An absorbing, tension-filled and intelligently-written drama...Taps has aged like fine wine. " ‐
Posted Oct 10, 2006
A- No Score Yet Broken Trail (2006) "A great Western...If there's any justice, director Hill and producer/star Duvall will find themselves holding Emmy Awards for this superior piece of work. " ‐
Posted Oct 8, 2006
5/10 12% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) "Ermey again easily steals the show as the redneck 'sheriff' from hell. " ‐
Posted Oct 6, 2006
7/10 91% The Departed (2006) "While seldom less than totally engrossing, it doesn't come close to the greatness of Scorsese's GoodFellas and Casino, and pales in comparison to Joanou's State of Grace. " ‐
Posted Oct 3, 2006
B+ 87% Romancing the Stone (1984) "A high-spirited cocktail of action, comedy and romance that's one of those rare movies with something for almost everyone. " ‐
Posted Oct 2, 2006
B- 100% Heart like a Wheel (1983) "A solid entry in the overcoming-great-odds-to-become-a-champion biopic. " ‐
Posted Oct 2, 2006
7/10 11% All The King's Men (2006) "Zaillian has made a flawed but good film that's better than 90 percent of the stuff that gets produced nowadays. " ‐
Posted Sep 20, 2006
3/10 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) "The Black Dahlia case was already the basis for an excellent, infinitely-better fictionalized film built around it, 1981's True Confessions starring Robert De Niro and Robert Duvall. " ‐
Posted Sep 12, 2006
7/10 15% The Wicker Man (2006) "This certainly won't be a favorite of Gloria Steinem. " ‐
Posted Sep 1, 2006
B 73% Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) "An immensely likable, wonderfully-performed film. " ‐
Posted Aug 29, 2006
4/10 69% Snakes on a Plane (2006) "Cheesy B movies tend to be more fun when they aren't so keenly aware of their cheesy B-movie status. " ‐
Posted Aug 18, 2006
C- 14% Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers (1989) "Poor Dr. Loomis' nerves are pretty much shot at this point, leading to some unintenionally hilarious moments. " ‐
Posted Aug 18, 2006
C 29% Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers (1988) "Although this is just more of the same old same, Halloween 4 is directed with some skill by B-movie specialist Dwight H. Little. " ‐
Posted Aug 18, 2006
C+ No Score Yet It Runs in the Family (1994) "Pleasant and often amusing without ever recapturing the charm of A Christmas Story. " ‐
Posted Aug 16, 2006
B- No Score Yet The Hard Corps (2006) "The Hard Corps is more grounded than most in its genre, and has a ring of truth to it. " ‐
Posted Aug 15, 2006
8/10 68% World Trade Center (2006) "When asked my opinion after a screening of World Trade Center, I was momentarily at a loss for words, a testament to the film's potent impact...Ranks second only to the devastating United 93 as the most powerful film of 2006 to date. " ‐
Posted Aug 6, 2006
5/10 85% The Descent (2006) "The Descent only works marginally better than last August's similar creature feature, The Cave. " ‐
Posted Aug 4, 2006
2/10 72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) "Talladega Nights is so sub-moronic and witless it makes Stroker Ace look like a sublime exercise in sophisticated comedy. " ‐
Posted Aug 2, 2006
8/10 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) "A liberating little ode to dysfunctional family unity and nonconformity that may occasionally make you cringe, but will ultimately touch your heart. " ‐
Posted Jul 27, 2006
2/10 47% Miami Vice (2006) "Miami Vice isn't just a terrible movie. It's a terrible movie that looks like absolute crap. " ‐
Posted Jul 26, 2006
D 0% Folks! (1992) "A comedy only Dr. Kevorkian could have loved. " ‐
Posted Jul 18, 2006
D No Score Yet The Gang That Couldn't Shoot Straight (1971) "This stupid spoof of organized crime is about as appealing as week-old spaghetti. " ‐
Posted Jul 2, 2006
D 53% The Loved One (1965) "As tame as it is lame...The only thing that offended me about this movie is how it wasted two hours of my life. " ‐
Posted Jul 2, 2006
B- No Score Yet A Fine Madness (1966) "The off-beat A Fine Madness succeeds on the level of breezy lightweight entertainment. " ‐
Posted Jul 2, 2006
4/10 76% Superman Returns (2006) "Drab looking, underwhelming and inferior to all four of the Superman films that starred Christopher Reeve...But at least it's better than Supergirl. " ‐
Posted Jun 24, 2006
3/10 27% The Omen (2006) "In this era of unnecessary and pointless remakes, The Omen is unequivocally the most unnecessary and totally pointless remake since Gus Van Sant's Psycho. " ‐
Posted Jun 3, 2006
7/10 33% The Break-Up (2006) "Not a typical, formulaic, feel-good romantic-comedy...Plays a bit like Best Friends for a younger generation. " ‐
Posted May 31, 2006
B+ 87% Crimson Tide (1995) "A riveting, high-testosterone nail-biter. " ‐
Posted May 30, 2006
2/10 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) "Bad enough to offend even an atheist. " ‐
Posted May 18, 2006
B- 18% Bad Dreams (1988) "A solid, underrated horror film. " ‐
Posted May 18, 2006
5/10 33% Poseidon (2006) "Petersen's Poseidon has more fireballs and rushing water, but nothing even approaches the entertainment value of Gene Hackman and Ernest Borgnine constantly yelling at one another in the original. " ‐
Posted May 10, 2006
4/10 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) "It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superscientologist! " ‐
Posted May 3, 2006
9/10 91% United 93 (2006) "One of the most gripping and deeply upsetting films I've ever seen. I honestly left the theater shaking with a combination of anxiety, anger and sadness I haven't felt since the days immediately following 9/11. " ‐
Posted Apr 26, 2006
C 28% Rocky V (1990) "Rocky loses his fortune, moves back to the old neighborhood and neglects his son while training an ultimately ungrateful young boxer. A manufactured attempt to capture the spirit of the original. What's intended as high drama is cloying and silly. " ‐
Posted Apr 20, 2006
3/10 33% The Sentinel (2006) "The Sentinel could easily pass for a generic straight-to-DVD release if it wasn't for the presence of Michael Douglas. " ‐
Posted Apr 19, 2006
D 48% Robin Hood: Men in Tights (1993) "This painfully unfunny spoof rivals Dracula: Dead and Loving It as Brooks' worst film. " ‐
Posted Apr 11, 2006
C- 62% History of the World---Part I (1981) "Brooks proved that increasing the vulgarity level doesn't necessarily translate into more laughs. Gag after gag falls flat in this potty-mouthed dud. " ‐
Posted Apr 11, 2006
B+ 75% High Anxiety (1977) "Mel Brooks reached his comedy peak with this riotous spoof of Alfred Hitchcock thrillers. " ‐
Posted Apr 11, 2006
B 93% Young Frankenstein (1974) "Bug-eyed Marty Feldman steals the show as Igor, pronounced 'Eye-gor'. " ‐
Posted Apr 11, 2006
B- No Score Yet Blackout (New York Blackout) (1978) "A servicable little B movie made to exploit New York City's famous 1977 blackout. " ‐
Posted Mar 31, 2006
2/10 7% Basic Instinct 2 (2006) "Basic Instinct 2 is something the original never was -- boring...An obvious front-runner for the 2006 Razzies and Stinkers. " ‐
Posted Mar 28, 2006
7/10 87% Inside Man (2006) "Although it never quite reaches the level of Dog Day Afternoon or The Taking of Pelham One Two Three, it exhibits a lot more personality and wit than most commercial movies these days. " ‐
Posted Mar 22, 2006
B- No Score Yet Vice Squad (1982) "A lurid, but never less than watchable thriller dominated by Wings Hauser's intense performance as a vicious pimp. " ‐
Posted Mar 15, 2006
A- 83% Magic (1978) "A very well-crafted suspense-thriller that unfolds with one dramatically tense scene after another. Hopkins is superb. " ‐
Posted Mar 15, 2006
2/10 24% Failure to Launch (2006) "Relentlessly predictable and painfully unfunny...A total failure. " ‐
Posted Mar 8, 2006
7.5/10 49% The Hills Have Eyes (2006) "A bloody good time...Increases the gore level substantially, but thankfully director Aja stays close to the original's blueprint and keeps the suspense quotient high. " ‐
Posted Mar 8, 2006
3/10 56% 16 Blocks (2006) "Contrived to an excruciating degree and mawkishly emotional, 16 Blocks is a manufactured and predictable action-thriller that conveniently forgets all logic. " ‐
Posted Mar 1, 2006
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