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Forrest Hartman

Forrest Hartman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 70% 28 Weeks Later... (2007) "A good deal better than the average Hollywood horror film, but 28 Weeks Later doesn't have the inventiveness, originality or intelligence that made its predecessor one of the top horror pictures of the past five years. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 18, 2007
2.5/4 21% Catch and Release (2007) "Can we really be expected to invest in a budding relationship between a woman and the best buddy of her dead lover? " ‐ Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Posted May 18, 2007
4/4 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) "Spectacular. Sensational. Amazing. All adjectives used to describe Spider-Man in the Marvel comic books. All appropriate for Spider-Man 3. " ‐ Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Posted May 18, 2007
3/4 41% Shrek the Third (2007) "Shrek the Third hath succumbed to the rigors of the Hollywood franchise and, while hardly a disaster, it is not so inventive or novel as its predecessors. " ‐ Journal News (Westchester, NY)
Posted May 18, 2007
3.5/4 87% The Last King of Scotland (2006) "Forest Whitaker's intense, studied performance shows Amin not only as a madman responsible for the deaths of tens of thousands of his countrymen, but as a charismatic figure capable of winning hearts and minds " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 19, 2007
4/4 91% Letters from Iwo Jima (2006) "One of the finest war films ever made - in any language. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Jan 19, 2007
3.5/4 78% Charlotte's Web (2006) "It's refreshing to watch a movie that is both artistically brilliant and truly family friendly. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Dec 20, 2006
3/4 76% Rocky Balboa (2006) "Sylvester Stallone has decided to give his punch-addled fighter one more round, and the result isn't half bad. Rather, Rocky Balboa is about 30 percent bad, which means it's 70-percent good " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Dec 20, 2006
4/4 62% Blood Diamond (2006) "Whether or not viewers heed the moral of Zwick's film, they should be wowed by his adventure story. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Dec 8, 2006
4/4 100% How the Grinch Stole Christmas (1967) "Forget director Ron Howard's ill-conceived, live-action version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas. The only cinematic take the story needed was released as an animated television special in 1966. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Dec 1, 2006
3/4 38% The Nativity Story (2006) "Because Nativity is so traditional, it doesn't bring anything new to the table, but it does offer a beautifully shot and terrifically acted Bible story that should last for generations. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Dec 1, 2006
2/4 41% American Dreamz (2006) "Viewers are left with nearly two hours of dull, rather obvious gags. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Nov 30, 2006
4/4 74% Monster House (2006) "The best animated film of 2006. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Nov 30, 2006
3/4 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) "While Borat is not the revolution some entertainment writers would have you believe it does offer a pleasant night in the theater. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Nov 30, 2006
4/4 97% The Queen (2006) "Cinematic royalty. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Nov 30, 2006
4/4 69% Babel (2006) "Babel is arresting thanks to the complexities of the storytelling and Inarritu's deft ability to massage the audience. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Nov 30, 2006
3.5/4 95% Wordplay (2006) "Director Patrick Creadon has turned crossword puzzling into a spectator sport. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Nov 30, 2006
4/4 74% Cars (2006) "Beautifully animated, and the story is great. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Nov 30, 2006
4/4 96% Double Indemnity (1944) "One of the true gems of film noir. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Nov 30, 2006
3.5/4 75% Happy Feet (2006) "Too often, children's stories are cloying, simplistic affairs that don't give kids credit for either their intelligence or their ability to process information. [Writer-director George] Miller understands that when children are treated with respect, they " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Nov 30, 2006
3/4 50% Fast Food Nation (2006) "Fast Food Nation has its heart in the right place and, even though fictionalized, it will probably open a lot of eyes. It is not, however, as effortless and enjoyable as most of Linklater's films. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Nov 30, 2006
3/4 40% Running Scared (2006) "A well-acted piece that should appeal to anyone who enjoys the films of Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
2.5/4 16% Underworld: Evolution (2006) "The movie is intermittently entertaining and often gory but rarely exciting. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3/4 81% Sketches of Frank Gehry (2006) "Sketches isn't for everyone, as enjoyment requires at least an elementary interest in architecture or art. Anyone who meets that requirement will receive not only a nice portrait of Gehry the person, but a great survey of his work. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3/4 85% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) "A good time for folks who like Raymond Chandler novels and action movies with a quirky side. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
1/4 40% Nacho Libre (2006) "There's a fine line between funny and stupid, and director Jared Hess can't find it. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3/4 79% District B13 (Banlieue 13) (2006) "In his feature directing debut, cinematographer Pierre Morel has delivered an adrenaline-packed picture that sold its brains to the devil in exchange for spectacular fight and chase scenes. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
2.5/4 58% Night Watch (2006) "The film is fascinating - albeit sluggish - until the final reel. At that point, the vampire-hunter hero makes a crucial decision at odds with everything we know about his character. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3/4 54% Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) "Yes. Johnny Depp is again hilarious as Capt. Jack Sparrow. Yes. Keira Knightley is fetching in period duds. And, yes, Orlando Bloom is in fine swashbuckling form. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
2.5/4 76% Superman Returns (2006) "After nearly 20 years in hiding, one would expect Superman's return to be special. Alas, the most noteworthy thing about director Bryan Singer's new movie is the hype surrounding it. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
1/4 21% The Quiet (2006) "Starts with an overwritten voice-over and ends with events so baffling as to seem satirical. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
4/4 68% Hollywoodland (2006) "It's not unreasonable to believe Hollywoodland will be remembered alongside great Los Angeles films such as L.A. Confidential and Sunset Boulevard. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
2.5/4 45% The Last Kiss (2006) "If similar ideas hadn't inspired a dozen or so other films, Last Kiss might have been an exciting movie. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
2.5/4 42% Gridiron Gang (2006) "Gridiron Gang is enjoyable enough, but it is also manipulative, melodramatic and pretty much interchangeable with the recent basketball film Coach Carter. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
2.5/4 32% The Black Dahlia (2006) "The story is all over the place, leaving viewers with a complicated and disjointed picture that touches on interesting points without fleshing any of them out. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
1.5/4 20% The Wild (2006) "Seems like a dull Madagascar ripoff. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3.5/4 51% Lucky Number Slevin (2006) "One of the underappreciated gems of the 2006 movie season. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3/4 33% Flyboys (2006) "The introduction is slow, but director Tony Bill can be forgiven some sluggishness thanks to the spectacle of his aerial footage. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3/4 73% Jet Li's Fearless (Huo Yuan Jia) (Legend of a Fighter) (2006) "The film is about more than complex stunts and breathtaking acrobatics. It's about a man who learns the pitfalls of pride and becomes a national hero in the process. And it's a good time at the movies. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3/4 68% Hard Candy (2006) "Hard-hitting independent thriller about child molestation and vigilante justice. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3/4 90% Half Nelson (2006) "Half Nelson is far from pleasant. But life isn't always pleasant and there's definitely room for movies that reflect that. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
3/4 37% The Guardian (2006) "The story doesn't offer anything new, but [director Andrew] Davis tells it with conviction ... and sometimes that's enough. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
4/4 92% The Little Mermaid (1989) "The hand-drawn animation is terrific, and the soundtrack, which includes Part of Your World, Under the Sea and Kiss the Girl, is among Disney's best. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted Oct 9, 2006
1.5/4 42% Don't Come Knocking (2006) "Potential filmgoers should read the title carefully. Then take the message heart. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 26, 2006
2.5/4 58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) "In Last Stand, [director Brett] Ratner displays his formidable technical skill, but he lacks the sense of timing and character development that made the first two films a success. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 26, 2006
4/4 67% The Wedding Singer (1998) "The plotting is simplistic but cute and the gags are consistently funny, particularly for anyone who grew up in the 1980s. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 19, 2006
3/4 84% Blue Thunder (1983) "I've always had a weakness for Blue Thunder, which seemed terribly exciting during my teen years. More than two decades later, I can admit that it's not a great picture. But I still like it. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 19, 2006
3/4 60% Lonesome Jim (2006) "Too many movies offer cardboard cutouts of even their primaries, but Jim delivers honest, three-dimensional portraits of each of the major players. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 19, 2006
3/4 84% Akeelah and the Bee (2006) "Hollywood has finally realized academic competitions can be just as dramatic as athletics. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 19, 2006
3.5/4 75% Over the Hedge (2006) "A very good film that will appeal to everyone in the family. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 19, 2006
3/4 25% The Da Vinci Code (2006) "For all the hype surrounding the film adaptation of Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code the movie is surprisingly typical. " ‐ Reno Gazette-Journal
Posted May 19, 2006
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