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Chuck O'Leary

Chuck O'Leary
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 97% Body Heat (1981) Suspenseful and supersexy.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 13, 2006
B 52% Black Rain (1989) 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 14, 2006
A- 75% Taps (1981) An absorbing, tension-filled and intelligently-written drama...Taps has aged like fine wine.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 3, 2006
B+ 88% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 2, 2006
B- 100% Heart like a Wheel (1983) A solid entry in the overcoming-great-odds-to-become-a-champion biopic.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 12, 2006
7/10 15% The Wicker Man (2006) This certainly won't be a favorite of Gloria Steinem.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 1, 2006
B 73% Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) An immensely likable, wonderfully-performed film.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 15, 2006
8/10 67% 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 4, 2006
2/10 71% 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jul 26, 2006
D 0% Folks! (1992) A comedy only Dr. Kevorkian could have loved.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 24, 2006
3/10 26% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 3, 2006
7/10 34% The Break-Up (2006) Not a typical, formulaic, feel-good romantic-comedy...Plays a bit like Best Friends for a younger generation.‐
Read More | Posted May 31, 2006
B+ 87% Crimson Tide (1995) A riveting, high-testosterone nail-biter.‐
Read More | Posted May 30, 2006
2/10 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) Bad enough to offend even an atheist.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2006
B- 18% Bad Dreams (1988) A solid, underrated horror film.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted May 10, 2006
4/10 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) It's a bird. It's a plane. It's Superscientologist!‐
Read More | Posted May 3, 2006
9/10 90% 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2006
C- 63% 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.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2006
B+ 75% High Anxiety (1977) Mel Brooks reached his comedy peak with this riotous spoof of Alfred Hitchcock thrillers.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 11, 2006
B 93% Young Frankenstein (1974) Bug-eyed Marty Feldman steals the show as Igor, pronounced 'Eye-gor'.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2006
2/10 24% Failure to Launch (2006) Relentlessly predictable and painfully unfunny...A total failure.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 8, 2006
7.5/10 50% 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.‐
Read More | 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.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 1, 2006