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Garth Franklin

Garth Franklin
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
6% Son of the Mask (2005) Sequels without their original stars are usually sent direct to video. Some deserve better, [but] this isn't one of those. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
95% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Not a second of this two-hour flick, which redefined the term 'thriller' and spawned a host of clones, I can find error with. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
89% Spider-Man (2002) Sam Raimi has gotten the exact mix right to create certainly one of the best superhero films ever made. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
94% Three Kings (1999) Ithis is a career making movie, then its writer/director David O. Russell who deserves the credit with this very creative effort from the debut filmmaker.‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
55% Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace (1999) Honestly, I had a decent time.‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
78% Sin City (2005) Sin City is the most accurate adaptation ever done of a comic book. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
93% Spider-Man 2 (2004) Overall it's a solid superhero movie with some memorable moments. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
25% Blade: Trinity (2004) The weakest of the trilogy. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
88% Shrek (2001) A real highlight of the year, certainly the one to beat this summer. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
85% The Sixth Sense (1999) The performances are solid with an outstanding debut from Haley Joel Osment. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 6, 2010
72% Iron Man 2 (2010) A problematic yet still quite entertaining sequel‐ Dark Horizons
Posted May 7, 2010
16% Alexander (2004) General mistakes all across the board contribute and reinforce each other to bring it down ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted May 1, 2010
76% Kick-Ass (2010) Big on energy and boasting some fine performances, "Kick Ass" is also too juvenile in its irreverence and too enraptured in its bloodletting‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 13, 2010
28% Clash of the Titans (2010) A few admirable elements are lost amidst a cacophony of digital set pieces, horrendous scripting, and a grim self-serious tone that's more laborious than engrossing‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 1, 2010
34% The Wolfman (2010) A barely coherent, often inconsistent film that fails to generate any of the emotions it so desperately wants to evoke ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Feb 13, 2010
56% Edge of Darkness (2010) Disappointingly neutered in its own right, but considering the talent and material involved it's almost heart breaking‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jan 29, 2010
83% Avatar (2009) A technical groundbreaker, if not a cinematic one, James Cameron's long-awaited return delivers on its promise to be a fully immersive, rousing spectacle. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Dec 12, 2009
28% The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) Considering Lautner's acting improved so much sans shirt, I wonder if there might have been Oscar buzz had he taken off his pants‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Nov 19, 2009
7% Whiteout (2009) The film's biggest crime is that no obvious effort was made here, everything flows with the rigidity of a check list of genre cliches and safe choices. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 26, 2009
90% District 9 (2009) An engaging sci-fi parable rooted in both universal themes and a specific setting that often takes you by surprise with both its smarts and intensity‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Aug 13, 2009
35% G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) As a cheesy, mindless kid blockbuster it's perfectly mediocre, those already labeling it a highlight of the Summer need to get their heads examined ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Aug 6, 2009
3/10 19% Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Bay's most unrestrained and ridiculous to date. The male teenage cinematic equivalent of snorting cocaine off a hooker's ass. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jun 23, 2009
33% Terminator Salvation (2009) Falls mighty short against James Cameron's filmmaking proficiency and the sharp blade of fickle fanboy nostalgia ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jun 11, 2009
37% Angels & Demons (2009) A tighter, more agreeable, decidedly more polished, and wider appealing movie that only occasionally drops into the traps of the last film ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted May 11, 2009
38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) Falling somewhere between noble failure and modest success, 'Wolverine' is ultimately a generic Summer film actioneer that will quickly be forgotten ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 30, 2009
95% Star Trek (2009) Reintroduces critical elements the franchise has not seen in years - cultural relevance, suspense, and a fresh sense of wonder ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Apr 13, 2009
28% Fast & Furious (2009) A film that ultimately feels more like a cobbled together rent-a-car than a sleek Euro-styled crotch magnet ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Mar 31, 2009
34% Knowing (2009) A few may find revelation in this awkward fusion of 'Left Behind' meets 'Close Encounters', but most will simply find grave disappointment ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Mar 21, 2009
65% Watchmen (2009) A wildly ambitious, often frustrating, but ultimately successful experiment that will divide audiences. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Feb 27, 2009
25% Friday the 13th (2009) This 'Friday' is simply a pointless exercise beyond paying off Michael Bay's seventh mortgage ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Feb 13, 2009
59% The International (2009) A timely yet cold drama that's exquisitely produced but mechanical and off-base in intent and execution. As for the plot? 'Terrorism, brought to you by Citibank' ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Feb 11, 2009
55% Australia (2008) A flawed, formulaic family crowd pleaser that barely succeeds as campy anachronistic period fluff. Will go down as a self-indulgent disappointment in many corners ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Nov 19, 2008
65% Quantum of Solace (2008) Nothing less than a crushing disappointment - a barely plotted, poorly filmed, hyper-edited and most of all utterly flat vehicle‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Nov 15, 2008
79% Red Eye (2005) Quick but satisfying. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Oct 18, 2008
36% Igor (2008) Ultimately the film can only dream of having the magic, personality and charm of the Tim Burton efforts it so obviously plagiarises ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Oct 6, 2008
45% Lakeview Terrace (2008) Drums up the odd moment of effective mild suspense before succumbing to standard genre shenanigans ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Oct 6, 2008
26% Eagle Eye (2008) An overcooked, far-fetched, break-neck paced thriller that has plenty of action but little time for anything else ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Oct 6, 2008
61% The Duchess (2008) Focuses far too much on the cold accuracy of details than actually emotionally involving the audience in the story. Sumptuous but barren ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 29, 2008
14% Mirrors (2008) An ultimately uninteresting work that serves as a potential low point for one of the more promising genre filmmakers in recent times‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 11, 2008
93% Transsiberian (2008) This is a slow, deliberate and carefully thought out piece for adults who like to savour rather than devour their thrills ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 11, 2008
18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Even with the bar having been lowered by the vacuous, overblown prequels though, 'Clone Wars' takes things to crass new lows ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 11, 2008
54% Mamma Mia! (2008) ABBA's legacy will stand the test of time far longer than this ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 11, 2008
12% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) Miscast, fumbled action sequences, flat humor, and one of the most disjointed and problematic scripts of a major movie this year‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 11, 2008
1% Disaster Movie (2008) If Judd Apatow is the Jesus of modern comedy, Seltzer and Friedberg are the Anti-Christ - and sadly just as prolific‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 11, 2008
6% Babylon A.D. (2008) Loses the few bits of intriguing groundwork it lays amidst a cacophony of mangled editing, lethargic performances, and an utterly unfocused and often contradictory narrative‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 11, 2008
9% Bangkok Dangerous (2008) Neutered, but pretty, and lacking any real development, this is the cinematic equivalent of a eunuch whose voice unfortunately broke pre-castration ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 11, 2008
43% Death Race (2008) Like a monster car rally without a Truckosaurus in sight, this is more about the smashes and crashes than the vehicles themselves ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Sep 11, 2008
31% The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2) (2008) Cheaply shot, discernibly under-written, decently acted, unimaginatively directed, and ultimately pointless.‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 24, 2008
9.5/10 94% The Dark Knight (2008) A dark, ambitious, mature and gritty crime saga the likes of which Michael Mann or Martin Scorsese would be proud to call their own. ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jul 7, 2008
72% Wanted (2008) For any red-blooded, alpha male who loves to masturbate while armed - this is your movie ‐ Dark Horizons
Posted Jun 29, 2008