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David Foucher

David Foucher
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C 41% The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010) Nick Cage and Jay Baruchel do their best to deliver more than perfunctory Disney live-action fare, but ultimately nothing can rise above this ill-conceived storyline. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jul 13, 2010
A 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) Pixar does it again - that is, they take a bunch of animated toys and teach us all about the human heart in an entertaining, magical way. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jun 18, 2010
C- 36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Jake fans will love his sleeveless arms and long hair %u2013 alas, the rest of the film is hardly as memorable. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted May 28, 2010
B 58% Shrek Forever After (2010) The best since the original! Dead funny, imaginative and hip %u2013 and if Shrek goes out on this note, it's a good thing. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted May 21, 2010
B 43% Robin Hood (2010) After the anemic Kevin Costner version of years past, Ridley Scott's "Robin Hood" arrives with just the right amount of historical gravity and production largesse; but in giving over merry men for gritty action, the story bears no resemblance to its swash ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted May 14, 2010
A- 72% Iron Man 2 (2010) It's a rush, but it's more like taxiing than take-off. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted May 7, 2010
A 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) The classic "fish out of water" plot has been charmingly and effectively retooled for Vikings and dragons - in a word, it's adorable. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Mar 25, 2010
A- 52% Alice in Wonderland (2010) Depp and Burton's take on the Wonderland franchise is frivolous and feckless, a charming little pleasure to welcome the warmer weather. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Mar 5, 2010
C+ 68% Shutter Island (2010) A serviceable mystery/thriller that nevertheless feels emotionally scattered and for some, predictable. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Feb 18, 2010
B+ 34% The Wolfman (2010) Victorian clothing, things that go bump in the night, and Anthony Hopkins in a tiger-skin robe rattling around an oversized mansion, chewing the scenery. What's NOT to love? ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Feb 11, 2010
A 83% Avatar (2009) A run-don't-walk cinematic experience that, if it won't actually change the medium (as the film's trailers espouse), will absolutely remind us of what's good in it. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Dec 18, 2009
B- 28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) If you're a romantic at heart who doesn't mind shelling out $12 to watch a couple of adolescent boy hotties strut their stuff, you might as well just go and enjoy the eye candy. 'Cause it's kind of worth it. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Nov 20, 2009
A- 39% 2012 (2009) In the proud tradition of Roland Emmerich movies, "2012" is incredible in every sense of the word: totally not credible, and yet hugely entertaining. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Nov 13, 2009
A 81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) For fans of the late Michael Jackson who are hoping that Kenny Ortega's edit of the pop king's rehearsals will slash through the public vilification and help us rediscover his beloved music, this really is it. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Oct 28, 2009
C+ 73% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Heartfelt, whimsical, well-performed... and pretty damned boring. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Oct 15, 2009
A- 89% A Serious Man (2009) The brothers Coen deliver a taut, vastly entertaining dissertation on the imbalance of life. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Oct 9, 2009
C 11% Couples Retreat (2009) Kinda stupid, kinda funny. It's the ultimate fall film. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Oct 8, 2009
F 25% Fame (2009) I actually feel stupider having watched this film. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Sep 24, 2009
A 90% District 9 (2009) A wonderfully-entertaining suspense thriller that reinvents and recharges the alien invasion genre. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Aug 14, 2009
D- 35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) The real reason Paramount Pictures didn't screen "G.I. Joe" for critics: they were afraid of reviews like this one. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Aug 12, 2009
A- 76% Julie & Julia (2009) As usual, Meryl Streep steals the movie; but thanks to strong writing by Nora Ephron and delightful additional performances by Amy Adams and Stanley Tucci, "Julie and Julia" might steal your heart. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Aug 7, 2009
A- 33% Terminator Salvation (2009) A blockbuster that satisfies both the die-hard aficionado and the newcomer to the Terminator brand, with just the right mix of action and self-aware humor to overcome the film's emotional deficiencies. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted May 21, 2009
C 87% Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth) (2009) It might seem awfully mean to critique a nature documentary released by Walt Disney on Earth Day -- but that's exactly what I'm about to do. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Apr 22, 2009
B+ 65% Watchmen (2009) A hip, relatively precise interpretation of the popular '80s graphic novel is the film's greatest strength -- and it's greatest weakness. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Mar 4, 2009
C 59% The International (2009) Right... 'cause what we really need right now is a movie about the unstoppable inevitability of bank corruption. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Feb 13, 2009
C+ 62% Valkyrie (2008) Valkyrie is an important film for purposes of partial exoneration of the German nation vis-à-vis the Third Reich; nevertheless, it's a bit of a snore. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Dec 27, 2008
C+ 55% Australia (2008) Simple, beautiful, important and grounded. All of which, in Baz Luhrmann's hands, bored me. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Nov 25, 2008
A- 89% Bolt (2008) A digital hamster takes on Pixar's industry domination - and kicks butt. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Nov 20, 2008
B- 48% Twilight (2008) Put simply, it lacks fangs. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Nov 20, 2008
A- 65% Quantum of Solace (2008) This movie is great - just not in any of the ways you'd expect. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Nov 14, 2008
B+ 65% High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) I so wanted to hate this movie - and I was doing well until halfway through, when I actually started to feel nostalgic and happy. Damn! ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Oct 23, 2008
A 59% W. (2008) An entertaining film that transcends biopic (for its own good) and offers a Texas-sized parable about politics. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Oct 15, 2008
B+ 26% Eagle Eye (2008) We've seen this all before -- but rarely in such an entertaining format. Eagle Eye is like watching an entire season of 24 in two hours flat. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Sep 26, 2008
A 82% Tropic Thunder (2008) I laughed until I cried. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Aug 13, 2008
A 54% Mamma Mia! (2008) It's ok. Drop your troubles at the door and dance along. After all, it's ABBA. Who can resist? ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jul 17, 2008
A- 94% The Dark Knight (2008) Remarkable for it's visionary thematic sprawl... and unforgettable for the individual performance of a single actor. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jul 16, 2008
A- 85% Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008) Fun from start to finish, Hellboy tries to bridge the gap between fanboys and their parents. And it succeeds -- in part thanks to Barry Manilow. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jul 10, 2008
B 41% Hancock (2008) The tragedy of "Hancock" is that Will Smith is so damn good in it. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jul 2, 2008
A+ 96% WALL-E (2008) Who'd have thought the year's most romantic on-screen duo would be a couple of robots? ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jun 26, 2008
B- 38% You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008) A movie that de-glorifies sex into a tool used for career advancement, altruistic joy and in lieu of "thank-you" note? Sign me up! ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jun 6, 2008
A- 77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) As a continuation of a series that's captured the hearts of two generations over the last twenty-five odd years, it rocks. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted May 21, 2008
B- 39% Speed Racer (2008) Unabashedly seditious in the vein of their previous movies, the Wachowski's "Speed Racer" has serious flaws, and barely enough color and speed to appeal to half of its target audience. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted May 8, 2008
A 94% Iron Man (2008) From cell block to superhero in a matter of a few years. Can Robert Downey Jr. do it? You bet your metallic butt he can. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted May 1, 2008
A- 64% Stop-Loss (2008) Despite structural deficiencies, 'Stop-Loss' is a riveting assault on the Pentagon's abuse of power during the Iraq war. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Mar 26, 2008
B+ 8% 10,000 B.C. (2008) The little-prehistoric-epic-that-could actually delivers an entertaining couple of hours. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Mar 6, 2008
C 16% Untraceable (2008) A serviceable, hypocritical thriller that would have been an utter bore-fest if not for Diane Lane. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jan 24, 2008
B+ 77% Cloverfield (2008) Blair Witch meets Godzilla in this hugely enjoyable shake-fest. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Jan 18, 2008
A 82% Charlie Wilson's War (2007) From its subject matter, you;d swear this would have been the most boring film of the year - instead, it's smart, sassy and endlessly entertaining. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Dec 12, 2007
A 86% Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street (2007) Burton delivers a less comic, more appealing Sweeney Todd in this Johnny Depp tour-de-force. Frankly, it's bloody great. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Dec 12, 2007
C+ 93% Enchanted (2007) Innovative concept meets gratingly dull plot. Take your 9-year-old, but bring your No Doze. ‐ EDGE Boston
Posted Nov 21, 2007