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Jeff Vice
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 5% Multiple Sarcasms (2010) Multiple Sarcasms is a terrible title for a movie. And it's even worse for a movie that's got some other serious problems. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted May 6, 2010
3.5/4 72% Iron Man 2 (2010) It's a funny, exciting and even deceptively smart action-thriller with a few things to say about use of technology for destructive purposes. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted May 6, 2010
3/4 68% Babies (2010) [Its] approach gets a little tedious, but thankfully the film doesn't overstay its welcome, and it has some genuinely cute and cuddly subjects. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted May 6, 2010
3/4 91% The Secret of Kells (2010) This is a feast for the eyes. Characters look like expressive, paper cut figures, Celtic knots provide "frames" for the images and there are lush, watercolor-like backgrounds. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 29, 2010
97% Ajami (2010) Contrivances bring this bunch together, and the plotting gets a little too complicated and convoluted. Luckily, these are characters that feel real, whose problems are relatable. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 29, 2010
1/4 8% Furry Vengeance (2010) Fraser has never been more "doofus-y" than in this moronic humiliation comedy, which actually gets dumber as it goes. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 29, 2010
3/4 81% City Island (2010) Strangely, this comedy-drama works pretty well a great deal of the time. The good cast certainly helps in that regard. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 29, 2010
3/4 96% Most Dangerous Man in America: Daniel Ellsberg and the Pentagon Papers (2009) The makers of the Oscar-nominated documentary feature simply set up their cameras, and then just let the subject tell his own story in his own words. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 29, 2010
2/4 15% A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) The so-called "re-imagining" of A Nightmare on Elm Street isn't a nightmare so much as it is a series of missed opportunities. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 29, 2010
2.5/4 82% A Town Called Panic (Panique au village) (2009) Make no mistake about it, Panic has some merits. It's unlike anything currently being done in the animation realm. Unfortunately, it lacks the playfulness and endearing qualities of its clay-animated kin... ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 22, 2010
2.5/4 49% The Losers (2010) There's just enough over-the-top action in this revenge-thriller. In fact, the action is enough to right this vehicle even when the plotting gets a little sketchy or convoluted. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 22, 2010
3.5/4 89% Terribly Happy (Frygtelig lykkelig) (2010) Obviously, the dark nature of the story will turn off some audiences. But the film will appeal to those who love the thriller genre... ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 22, 2010
1/4 18% The Back-up Plan (2010) The Back-up Plan wants to be cute. But more often it settles for being cutesy. And more often still, it's off-puttingly crude. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 22, 2010
3/4 81% Oceans (Disneynature's Oceans) (2010) The one real problem is the rambling narrative and some too-intrusive voiceover narration. (Brosnan is fine, but frankly, the pictures do a better job of speaking for themselves anyway.) ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 22, 2010
2.5/4 75% The Eclipse (2010) Screenwriter/director Conor McPherson keeps switching directions. And eventually, this zigging and zagging becomes tiresome. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 15, 2010
3/4 63% The Joneses (2010) The humor is more subtle than you'd think. And we wouldn't mind seeing more of this type of thing from both Duchovny and Moore. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2.5/4 86% The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Director Niels Arden Oplev and two credited screenwriters have trouble resolving all of this and putting a somewhat happier spin on the story and characters at the end. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 15, 2010
1.5/4 41% Death at a Funeral (2010) Say what you will about the subtler European style of humor not translating overseas, at least it's more tolerable than this sort of over-the-top nincompoopery. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2/4 68% The Runaways (2010) The final segment is as cliched and as predictable as any of the many films that have chronicled the rise and fall of well-known musical figures. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 8, 2010
2/4 92% Vincere (2010) The film could have benefited from a more straightforward style of story telling and not co-screenwriter/director Marco Bellocchio's gimmicky, almost fantasy-like stylings. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 8, 2010
2.5/4 67% Date Night (2010) For all the problems, Carell and Fey keep us interested in finding out what happens to their characters. We want them to make it out of Manhattan safely, and for them to have some actual fun. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 8, 2010
95% Mother (Madeo) (2010) It has some very effective moments. And what really holds our interest throughout is the quietly forceful performance of actress Kim Hye-ja, who plays the title character. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 1, 2010
28% Clash of the Titans (2010) If even half as much effort had gone into character development and plotting as went into character and creature designs, they might have had something worthwhile. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 1, 2010
97% A Prophet (Un prophete) (2010) It's not an easy film to watch. But some very strong performances and some smart material certainly help. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Apr 1, 2010
1.5/4 20% The Last Song (2010) The one person here who doesn't embarrass himself is Kinnear. But it's hard to see what he saw in this project, aside from a fairly easy paycheck. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 31, 2010
3/4 85% The Art Of The Steal (2010) It is a pretty informative documentary and, as such, it's sure to get at least a few devoted art lovers' blood boiling. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 25, 2010
2/4 51% Chloe (2010) Even veteran Moore seems flummoxed by the ending, which should tell you something. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 25, 2010
2/4 75% Greenberg (2010) At times, you'd swear the movie was improvised -- especially judging by the clumsy, contrived and slapped-together third act. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 25, 2010
3/4 98% How to Train Your Dragon (2010) For its handful of faults, Dragon is one of the better movies to emerge from this still-young year. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 25, 2010
2/4 89% House (Hausu) (1977) There are quite a few slow spots, head-scratching moments and oddities that make this an endurance test for all but the most determined of movie fans. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 25, 2010
53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) The movie asks us to root for a main character who's somewhat unlikable, someone who does some pretty despicable things before he gets his eventual, much-deserved comeuppance. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 18, 2010
86% Red Riding Trilogy (2010) These adaptations feel almost epic, even Dickensian in their scope and tone. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 18, 2010
22% Repo Men (2010) [It] works for about an hour. But then, the ultimately disappointing film comes undone, culminating with over-the-top gore and some convoluted, contrived plotting. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 18, 2010
2/4 91% Fish Tank (2010) The one really compelling reason to see it is the startlingly vivid performance of Katie Jarvis, a newcomer. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 12, 2010
2/4 58% She's Out of My League (2010) Baruchel and the others make this often-crude comedy work when it probably shouldn't. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 12, 2010
1/4 27% Remember Me (2010) This shameless romantic drama tries to wring tears out of susceptible audiences by exploiting one of the most infamous, tragic moments in America's recent past. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 12, 2010
1/4 13% Our Family Wedding (2010) These performers all deserve better, funnier material than this lame, occasionally offensive, multicultural comedy-drama can offer. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 12, 2010
2/4 84% North Face (Nordwand) (2010) Some of the plotting (credited to four screenwriters) is too conventional and convenient, and the clunky running time is a problem - two-plus hours of this material is too much. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 12, 2010
1/4 48% Until the Light Takes Us (2009) This is one of the most inept and clumsy pieces of filmmaking in recent history. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 12, 2010
2/4 53% Green Zone (2010) While it's watchable, this convoluted and contrived speculative piece is not the ideal reteaming for Bourne Supremacy star Matt Damon and that film's director, Paul Greengrass. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 12, 2010
3/4 71% Blood Into Wine (2010) Co-directors Ryan Page and Christopher Pomerenke manage to stuff a lot of facts into their film. This may be one of the more informative, nonfiction movies made about winemaking. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 4, 2010
3/4 83% The Ghost Writer (2010) The Ghost Writer is a decent little mystery-thriller with some smarts and a good cast. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 4, 2010
3/4 52% Alice in Wonderland (2010) In many respects, this is the most crowd-pleasing Burton film in many years. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Mar 4, 2010
2.5/4 19% Cop Out (2010) The unsavory relationship between the doctor and a midwife (Susanne Lothar) becomes an unfortunate distraction.‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2.5/4 86% The White Ribbon (Das weisse Band) (2009) The Oscar-nominated film may feature thoughtful material and some strong performances, but it starts so slowly and perplexingly that it may lull others to sleep. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2.5/4 71% The Last Station (2010) While this historically based drama does feature some very good performances, as well as some astute observations about the nature of love, it is also a little too explicit in its depiction of sexual activities. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Feb 18, 2010
3/4 68% Shutter Island (2010) Overall, it's mostly effective version of a work that almost seemed unadaptable on the surface. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Feb 18, 2010
2/4 34% The Wolfman (2010) Del Toro's Lawrence isn't that interesting or that sympathetic, and the estranged father-son dynamic that's introduced doesn't work. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Feb 11, 2010
2/4 49% Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief (2010) While this might not rival the later, better Harry Potter movies or the Lord of the Rings trilogy, it's more fun than you might expect. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Feb 11, 2010
2/4 18% Valentine's Day (2010) It's overstuffed, and some raunchy, Sex and the City-type sensibilities detract from the sweeter, more gentle and better moments. ‐ Deseret News, Salt Lake City
Posted Feb 11, 2010