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Dan Lybarger

Dan Lybarger
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/5 69% Men in Black III (2012) "Lighting has clearly escaped from the bottle. " ‐ KC Active
Posted May 26, 2012
4.5/5 95% Marley (2012) "Similarly, with 'Marley,' Macdonald provides some much needed context to the songs that have sold millions of copies throughout the world. " ‐ KC Active
Posted May 20, 2012
1/5 34% Battleship (2012) "Dear Hasbro: I'd like to thank you for ruining fond memories from my childhood. " ‐ MovieMaker Magazine
Posted May 20, 2012
3.5/5 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) "'The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' seems more life changing for its participants than for its viewers, but at least the participants are interesting. " ‐ KC Active
Posted May 18, 2012
3.5/5 57% The Dictator (2012) "It's too bad that Baron Cohen and his regular director, Larry Charles, settled for simply rehashing Borat Sagdiyev. " ‐ KC Active
Posted May 18, 2012
2/5 22% What to Expect When You're Expecting (2012) "Watching 'What to Expect When You're Expecting' is like attending a baby shower where some guests give the mother gifts she didn't want or need. " ‐ KC Active
Posted May 18, 2012
4/5 83% Gianni e le donne (The Salt of Life) (2012) "By acknowledging that younger and older women might be wiser than he is, Di Gregorio takes what could have been a shallow excuse for self-pity and has managed to milk the setup for all the laughs it can generate. " ‐ KC Active
Posted May 2, 2012
4.5/5 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "Could Joss Whedon be Stan Lee's love child? " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted May 2, 2012
3.5/5 63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) "Not so much a movie as it is a collection of future YouTube clips. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Apr 27, 2012
4/5 83% Gianni e le donne (The Salt of Life) (2012) "Di Gregorio has a low-key, unaffected charm that makes it remarkably easy to relate to his semi-autobiographical movies. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 27, 2012
2/5 53% Think Like a Man (2012) "'Think Like a Man' is a unique achievement in cinema. It is possibly the first two-hour big screen informercial. " ‐ MovieMaker Magazine
Posted Apr 21, 2012
4/5 55% Downtown Express (2012) "'Downtown Express' is a charming, if somewhat familiar, movie that becomes extraordinary because it has astonishingly good music. " ‐ eFilmCritic.com
Posted Apr 19, 2012
3.5/5 No Score Yet Titanic: The Complete Story (2002) "The first disc has the stronger material with 'Death of a Dream' and 'The Legend Lives On' from 1994. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Apr 9, 2012
4.5/5 92% Into The Abyss (2011) "Herzog's engrossing examination of a real life triple murder demonstrates that evil doesn't reside only on death row. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Apr 9, 2012
2/5 43% American Reunion (2012) "Like all tasty confections, there's a sell through date for 'American Pie,' and it's long passed. " ‐ MovieMaker Magazine
Posted Apr 8, 2012
4/5 88% Titanic (1997) "If you can get past the occasional Cameron clunker (Who can forget, "I'm the king of the world!") and Zane's almost amusingly over-the-top turn as Cal, Titanic still manages to make the tragedy seem more vivid than a statistic in a history book. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Apr 8, 2012
4/5 84% The Hunger Games (2012) "If the setup behind 'The Hunger Games' upsets you, that's a good thing. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Apr 2, 2012
4/5 71% Natural Selection (2012) "Pickering has made a movie that mercilessly pokes fun at religious pretensions but still looks on his characters with warmth. " ‐ MovieMaker Magazine
Posted Apr 2, 2012
2/5 25% Wrath of the Titans (2012) "'Wrath of the Titans' is less of a sequel to the 2010 version of 'Clash of the Titans' and more an apology for it. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Apr 2, 2012
67% Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) "Like a good fishing trip, Salmon Fishing in the Yemen does require a good deal of patience and faith, but it will hook you in the end. " ‐ Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Posted Mar 30, 2012
4/5 78% Jeff Who Lives at Home (2012) "There is warmth in 'Jeff, Who Lives at Home' that was missing in the Duplass' earlier films. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Mar 18, 2012
4/5 85% 21 Jump Street (2012) "It's also loaded with a series of sidesplitting moments that seem to work on simple brute force. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Mar 18, 2012
3.5/5 25% Act of Valor (2012) "The humanizing of the SEALs might have worked if the dialogue credited to Johnstad felt a little less stilted and if some of the SEALs had a little more seasoning in front of the camera. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Mar 11, 2012
3.5/5 54% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) "Screenwriters Ken Daurio and Cinco Paul can be forgiven if they aren't as consistent in replicating the magic of the book. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Mar 11, 2012
70/100 51% John Carter (2012) "It's too bad that Burroughs' ideas don't seem quite as fresh now that others have outraced Carter to the big screen. " ‐ MovieMaker Magazine
Posted Mar 11, 2012
1.5/5 41% Silent House (2012) "'Silent House' is a horror movie that runs the gamut of emotions from tedium to unintentional mirth to irritation. Curiously, the only sensation this film misses is fear. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Mar 11, 2012
2/5 28% Project X (2012) "'Project X' is probably the most persuasive argument for retiring the 'found footage' genre. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Mar 11, 2012
5/5 99% A Separation (2011) "A clever, insightful and heartfelt examination of human frailty that makes watching subtitles seem like a breeze. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Mar 11, 2012
4/5 95% Wings (1927) "The main reason to see 'Wings' is some of the most jaw dropping areal footage ever shot. Keep in mind, these folks didn't have CGIs. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Feb 3, 2012
3.5/5 66% The Woman in Black (2012) "It's also hard to fault Radcliffe for playing it safe with his first post-Potter movie. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Feb 3, 2012
4/5 79% The Grey (2012) "Nonetheless, the primary focus of the film is Neeson, and he makes great use of the spotlight. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Jan 29, 2012
3/5 56% Albert Nobbs (2012) "Dustin Hoffman and Hilary Swank could pass for the opposite gender; Close can't. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Jan 29, 2012
1/5 31% Man on a Ledge (2012) "The emotions this film generates would be more accurately encapsulated by calling it "Man on a Whoopee Cushion." " ‐ KC Active
Posted Jan 29, 2012
4/5 79% Shame (2011) "McQueen accomplishes no small feat by keeping our attention as we wait to wake up from Brandon's nightmare. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Jan 29, 2012
3/5 40% Red Tails (2012) "Because this is obviously a labor of love, it's a little easier to forgive it for falling short of the Real McCoy. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Jan 29, 2012
2.5/5 71% Carnage (2011) "Is it outrageous to expect a Roman Polanski movie titled 'Carnage' to have a little more bite? " ‐ KC Active
Posted Jan 29, 2012
1.5/5 51% Contraband (2012) "The only real subterfuge this film has committed has been against paying audiences. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Jan 28, 2012
4/5 95% Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey (2011) "There are several things that are impossible to do. Swimming across the Pacific is one; another is disliking Kevin Clash. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Jan 9, 2012
4.5/5 83% Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) "To get through 'Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy,' it really helps to be as observant and discerning as Smiley. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Jan 9, 2012
4.5/5 97% The Artist (2011) "Not only does 'The Artist' clearly demonstrate that something was lost when movies started talking, but it also proves that we haven't begun to learn what can be done with images alone. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 24, 2011
4/5 76% War Horse (2011) "Spielberg registers the futility of cavalry charges and the emotional bonds humans and animals can have. Placing these moments into one package takes some getting used to. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 24, 2011
3.5/5 66% We Bought a Zoo (2011) "Writer-director Cameron Crowe manages to take what could have been a maudlin disaster and turn it into a workable film. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 24, 2011
4.5/5 75% The Adventures of Tintin (2011) "Fortunately, Spielberg and Jackson are rabid Tintin fans, and it shows. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 21, 2011
3.5/5 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) "The problem is that even Fincher can't renew the impact of Larsson's original twists, unless you have an aversion to long books or subtitles " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 20, 2011
4/5 93% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) "Bird does make the impossible seem credible without also making it look mundane a well. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 17, 2011
3/5 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) "Anybody who wants to can make a Sherlock Holmes movie of their own. Perhaps it's time someone as bright as the detective himself should do so. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 17, 2011
4/5 80% Young Adult (2011) "The film's messiness is a virtue. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 17, 2011
2.5/5 44% Saint (2011) "There are only so many times a person can watch Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer before going mad, but after a while, pointless gore isn't much fun either. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 11, 2011
1/5 7% New Year's Eve (2011) "Thankfully, Groundhog Day is already taken. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 11, 2011
4/5 100% Everyday Sunshine: The Story of Fishbone (2011) "Anderson and Metzler collect dozens of great bits of rehearsal and performance footage as well as intimate footage between Moore and his family. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 2, 2011
1/5 9% Answers to Nothing (2011) "With his latest effort 'Answers to Nothing,' co-writer-director Matthew Leutwyler appears to have confused glum with profound. " ‐ KC Active
Posted Dec 2, 2011
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