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Erick Weber

Erick Weber
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 87% Life of Pi (2012) Serving up 2012's single most awe-inspiring stanza of cinema, Ang Lee's Life of Pi is a thing of beauty - a gorgeously presented piece of art. ‐ NECN
Posted Nov 22, 2012
B- 13% Red Dawn (2012) Shockingly tolerable and surprisingly entertaining. ‐ NECN
Posted Nov 19, 2012
A- 63% Anna Karenina (2012) Breaking down the walls - literally - Wright has served up a silver screen stunner. Cue the standing ovation. ‐ NECN
Posted Nov 15, 2012
D+ 92% Silver Linings Playbook (2012) A thoroughly annoying and staggeringly laughless quirkfest featuring the most alarmingly miscast role of 2012. ‐ Final Cut on Film
Posted Nov 12, 2012
A- 90% Lincoln (2012) Day-Lewis doesn't play Abraham Lincoln, he is Abraham Lincoln in a performance that will have you seriously questioning if what you're watching is a documentary shot in the 1860s. ‐ NECN
Posted Nov 9, 2012
A- 93% Skyfall (2012) With the onset of the sublime Skyfall, Daniel Craig officially wrests the title of "Best Bond Ever" from Connery, the British bulldog delivers a brilliant, bulldozing performance in a cinematic spectacular more streamlined than one of his Tom Ford suits. ‐ NECN
Posted Nov 6, 2012
C 78% Flight (2012) The only thing Zemeckis could have done to make Flight more of a chore to sit through beyond its stunning opening sequence, have a kid kick your seat-back for the protracted remainder of the flick. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 30, 2012
C 93% The Sessions (2012) For the entire endeavor to emotionally register, you must buy into the romance that purportedly blossoms between Hawkes and Hunt. I didn't, not for a second. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 26, 2012
B+ 84% Smashed (2012) Winstead's performance is sure to be remembered come awards season, it packs more punch than a bottle of Bacardi 151. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 25, 2012
C- 66% Cloud Atlas (2012) The Wachowskis' monumentally ambitious sci-fi time-hopper demands a superhuman level of dedication and patience but the payoff isn't worth the labor required to endure its nearly three-hour runtime. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 24, 2012
A- 94% Hugo (2011) A luminous triumph that may just remind you why our hearts leap when the lights go down in a movie theater. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 22, 2012
A- 97% The Artist (2011) Its retro-retro take uniquely delivers the most crucial element of the moviegoing experience, the art of entertainment. ‐ Final Cut on Film
Posted Oct 22, 2012
B+ 92% Take Shelter (2011) While Take Shelter isn't by any means perfect - writer/director Jeff Nichols could use a refresher course on editing - it's a powerful film, displaying a devolvement into insanity that ultimately proves to be quite visionary. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 22, 2012
C- 88% Margin Call (2011) Margin Call can't beat the street, missing the mark in a major way given the massive expectations. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 22, 2012
B+ 84% Puss in Boots (2011) Bet the litter box that the cat in the hat will be back, Puss in Boots is fantastic family fun, both kids and adults will lap it up like a cold glass of milk. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 22, 2012
B 43% J. Edgar (2011) Regardless of how you may feel about the film's vision of Hoover's private life, you have to respect J. Edgar for the conviction of its depiction. Very much like the resolve of the despotic man it so vividly portrays. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 22, 2012
B- 93% Turn Me On, Dammit! (2012) Director Jannicke Systad Jacobsen competently captures the awkwardness we all felt as teens and it's made that much more impressive considering the majority of her cast had never set foot in front of a camera before. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 22, 2012
F 67% God Bless America (2012) For a movie that purports to be a statement about how mean-spirited and crass we've become, Goldthwait has no qualms piling on. Blowing a baby away with a 12 gauge - real or imagined - is about as bottom of the barrel as it gets. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 22, 2012
D+ 70% The Hunter (2012) By the time Dafoe tracks down the elusive CGI'd thylacine, my eyelids had washed over with a glaze of numbness. The big winner here, Tasmania's tourist board. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 22, 2012
B- 57% Hysteria (2012) Given the allure of learning the origins of something as buzzworthy as the vibrator, Hysteria provides just enough pleasures to give it a pass. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 22, 2012
A- 78% Brave (2012) The hopping lamp gang has done it again, giving birth to a sharp, fresh fairy tale that in the pantheon of Pixar releases may not go down as a centerpiece, but comes close enough to the bullseye to sate moviegoing subjects kingdom-wide. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 22, 2012
A- 96% Sister (2012) Director Ursula Meier reveals a whopper of a twist that packs the impact of a piledriver performed on top of a folding table. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 19, 2012
A 96% Argo (2012) The impeccably paced political thriller further affirms the fact that Affleck is a towering force behind the lens. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 9, 2012
D 21% Taken 2 (2012) Revenge is a dish best served riotously laughable. ‐ NECN
Posted Oct 4, 2012
B+ 93% Looper (2012) The finish is the cinematic equivalent of David Tyree's Super Bowl catch; a conclusion that miraculously - magnificently - manages to close the final loop with an off-the-Richter-scale stroke of genius. ‐ NECN
Posted Sep 26, 2012
A 86% The Master (2012) Phoenix is back in a behemothic way with his magnum opus in The Master, a blindingly brilliant character study from cinema's most prodigiously skilled auteur, Paul Thomas Anderson. ‐ NECN
Posted Sep 21, 2012
A- 78% Dredd (2012) Here's to the rebirth of a franchise left for dead, re-emerging with a hellacious fury that wipes clean the sins of the past - and then some. Dredd's raid and redemption indeed. ‐ Final Cut on Film
Posted Sep 18, 2012
B+ 86% Arbitrage (2012) Primetime dramas share similar plot points, but Gere elevates the proceedings with a positively commanding performance - his finest in ages. ‐ NECN
Posted Sep 14, 2012
C- 24% The Words (2012) Dennis Quaid reading from a book his character purportedly authored redefines "suspension of disbelief". ‐ NECN
Posted Sep 7, 2012
F 27% The Oogieloves in The Big Balloon Adventure (2012) Forget Saw, I'd argue this is the most freakishly disturbing outing of Cary Elwes career. ‐ Final Cut on Film
Posted Sep 5, 2012
A 96% The Muppets (2011) A luminous and loving tribute to the man who breathed life into nothing but felt and faux fur. ‐ NECN
Posted Sep 4, 2012
A- 51% The Iron Lady (2012) Streep brilliantly conveying the movie's ultimate message: After all you accomplish in this life, it's the little things that may just be our intended destinies. ‐ NECN
Posted Sep 4, 2012
C+ 74% Rampart (2012) A film saddled with a melodramatic script that would serve better as a TV pilot. ‐ NECN
Posted Sep 4, 2012
B 85% Chronicle (2012) If how you finish is the pinnacle of performance, Chronicle drills the game winning kick through the uprights just as triple-zeros strike the clock. ‐ NECN
Posted Sep 4, 2012
C+ 51% The Three Stooges (2012) It's absurd, it's mindless, it's infantine but it's also bizarrely charming. ‐ NECN
Posted Sep 4, 2012
C+ 13% W.E. (2012) Kudos to Madonna for ultimately producing a celluloid smorgasbord that contains the caloric content of a couple of Snackwell's cookies. ‐ NECN
Posted Sep 4, 2012
B 94% Moneyball (2011) The end result mirrors the actual season Moneyball depicts, a memorable run but a loss in the final game played. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 31, 2012
C- 84% The Hunger Games (2012) A retread of a tale that's The Running Man meets Lord of the Flies with a dash of Twilight for tween-adoring measure. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 30, 2012
D- 56% For a Good Time, Call... (2012) An inexorably laughless affair that would make a potent interrogation tool. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 29, 2012
B+ 67% Lawless (2012) Hardy delivers the danger, the guy's an absolute beast. I'd take my chances in a brawl with Bane rather than the brutish Bondurant brother. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 27, 2012
C- 76% We Need to Talk About Kevin (2012) There's an infinitely more impactful movie to be made that deals with the same subject but doesn't take things to an unrealistic extreme. A son that's not the very spawn of the devil is a solid place to start. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 27, 2012
A- 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) The fact that Allen never explains how Bender bends time is a wise choice, there's no bogging down of the narrative which allows the flick to keep skipping along at a effervescent pace. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 27, 2012
B+ 84% The Tree of Life (2011) While it doesn't leave you as breathless as Malick would like, The Tree of Life will stir your soul and make you think. Which is an outcome every moviemaker should aspire to create. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 27, 2012
A 89% The Descendants (2011) A thoroughly rewarding assembled-for-adults dramedy that benefits immensely from both its island locale and one of George Clooney's finest performances. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 27, 2012
B- 57% The Dictator (2012) Where Borat had unsuspecting victims, The Dictaror is stuck with actors; the Candid Camera element erased. As is the shock value. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 27, 2012
B- 85% A Better Life (2011) A Better Life is a half-step removed from the Hallmark Hall of Fame. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 26, 2012
B 79% Melancholia (2011) An extraordinarily ambitious exercise in nihilism. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 25, 2012
A- 90% Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011) A disturbing psychological drama that's guaranteed to rack up more and more followers as its menacing message is spread. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 25, 2012
B+ 51% John Carter (2012) A mightily entertaining, oft-cheesy, oft-soaring spectacle packed with more pulp than Florida's finest fruit. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 25, 2012
A- 83% My Week with Marilyn (2011) The film hinges on Williams' performance and not once do you question that she is Monroe. It's that "all-in" that makes the film work in such fantastic fashion. ‐ NECN
Posted Aug 25, 2012