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Jim Chastain

Jim Chastain

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B+ 84% Breach (2007) "Cooper is always dead-bang on" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 31, 2007
A 97% The Queen (2006) "A memoir of those strange days." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Feb 7, 2007
A- 72% Stranger Than Fiction (2006) "Give Ferrell as many roles like this as he can possibly handle." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Dec 4, 2006
B 55% Marie Antoinette (2006) "Beautifully filmed and fun in its own quirky way." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Dec 4, 2006
C+ 91% Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) "Great satire, perhaps, but remarkably painful." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Nov 10, 2006
B 76% The Prestige (2006) "It isn't my favorite Nolan film, but it's better than most of the films I see." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Nov 10, 2006
B+ 73% Flags of Our Fathers (2006) "A strange, and often brilliant, blend of raging war footage and quiet drama." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Oct 26, 2006
A- 91% The Departed (2006) "Probably the best acted film of the year." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Oct 26, 2006
B+ 68% Hollywoodland (2006) "The film is sustained on its juicy minor characters." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Oct 18, 2006
C 37% The Guardian (2006) "The film certainly comes across like a paid Coast Guard advertisement at times." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Oct 18, 2006
A- 91% Little Miss Sunshine (2006) "May wind up being the 'dysfunctional family' film against which all others are ultimately compared." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Sep 5, 2006
B 76% Superman Returns (2006) "The film has a parallel universe that extends beyond the losses the characters suffer to the ones the audience has, based on who we are and what has happened to us." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 30, 2006
A 95% Wordplay (2006) "A wonderful little documentary that seems fascinated with humanity." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 30, 2006
B- 21% You, Me and Dupree (2006) "An oddly likeable film that grows on you if you're willing to stick with it. " ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 30, 2006
D+ 40% My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) "A one joke film that runs its comedic course in about thirty minutes." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 30, 2006
C+ 72% Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) "A fairly funny vehicle that runs out of gas well before the checkered flag." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 30, 2006
C- 22% The Pink Panther (2006) "Rest assured, the decision to remake this film had nothing to do with art, creativity, comedic zen, or some form of tribute to Sellers or Blake Edwards." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Mar 14, 2006
B 75% In Her Shoes (2005) "One of those rare redemption films that redeems even itself." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Oct 21, 2005
B 27% Stay (2005) "Works best as an intellectual cinematic essay on the veiled subject at hand (and a director-driven art film at that), rather than as a narrative drama." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Oct 21, 2005
B - 53% An Unfinished Life (2005) "An oddball blend of Western and soap opera." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Sep 21, 2005
C + 56% Just Like Heaven (2005) "Too cute for its own good." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Sep 21, 2005
B 87% Millions (2005) "A cute film, heartwarming to a fault, and a sure crowd pleaser." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jun 18, 2005
C 25% Mindhunters (2005) "Somewhat of a self-fulfilling title." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jun 18, 2005
B 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) "The film works fine as stand-alone entertainment, but does irreparable harm to the series as a whole." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jun 18, 2005
B + 59% Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) "A dry, twisted commentary on marriage and intimacy." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jun 18, 2005
A - 84% Batman Begins (2005) "Nolan steadfastly refuses to turn this film into the special effects catastrophe it could so easily be." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jun 18, 2005
B - 60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) "Overall, the film is enjoyable, but it is never exactly brilliant and is certainly less worthy than the novel. " ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted May 11, 2005
A - 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) "On relationships, the film soars." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Feb 22, 2005
B 86% Collateral (2004) "Lands solidly in the worthwhile category, rather than the slush pile." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 6, 2004
B - 52% The Notebook (2004) "Like a summer wedding, you attend and root and try your best not to snicker." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jul 16, 2004
B - 66% Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004) "Consistently funny, more often than not of the cheap variety." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jul 16, 2004
B 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) "a pretty hilarious movie thanks to Stiller's willingness to let himself look like a complete idiot just for laughs " ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jun 28, 2004
C 81% Hellboy (2004) "I saw many films in this hodgepodge... but I saw nothing that 'Hellboy' could call its own." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Apr 2, 2004
C 64% Starsky & Hutch (2004) "The idea of it, including the attention to seventies detail and the music, is funnier than most of the film." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Apr 2, 2004
A - 95% Lost In Translation (2003) "The ending packs an emotional wallop, a moment as magical as anything you will see at the movies this year." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Mar 11, 2004
B + 77% Big Fish (2003) "More "Ed Wood" than "Planet of the Apes"." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Mar 10, 2004
B 82% Monster (2004) "An interesting depiction of the makings of a serial killer." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Mar 10, 2004
B 80% Miracle (2004) "I would like to have gotten to know some of the players a little bit better." ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Feb 12, 2004
A - 92% School of Rock (2003) "Gladiator for the downtrodden and flabby" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Oct 3, 2003
B - 79% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) "without Depp, this film could easily have been called 'The Curse of the Black Pearl Harbor'" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 15, 2003
B+ 88% Freaky Friday (2003) "Waters seems to have a knack for creating families on the edge" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 15, 2003
A 90% Whale Rider (2003) "Keisha Castle-Hughes simply melts your heart" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 15, 2003
F 17% The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) "have we descended so far in American filmmaking that we must now literally scrape the bottom of the superhero barrel" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 15, 2003
A - 84% Swimming Pool (2003) "tends to stay with you... for days, weeks even" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 15, 2003
D 79% Open Range (2003) "one of the best black comedies ever made" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Aug 15, 2003
A - 59% Down With Love (2003) "begins to sizzle at about the halfway point" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted May 23, 2003
C 48% Bruce Almighty (2003) "moralizing mumbo-jumbo" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted May 23, 2003
B + 85% About Schmidt (2002) "I liked how it used Warren's letters as the vehicle for sharing his journey inward" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jan 8, 2003
A - 86% Chicago (2002) "a sexy film that puts tang in its tango" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jan 8, 2003
B + 96% Catch Me If You Can (2002) "a clear reminder that Leo had an Academy Award nomination long before he became an over-hyped megastar" ‐ Norman Transcript
Posted Jan 8, 2003
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