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Jim Pappas

Jim Pappas
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A 87% Kung Fu Panda (2008) Kung Fu Panda is a genuine treat for young and old alike. Perfectly cast and perfectly executed, this film will find you smiling and dreaming of what might be as you leave the theater.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jun 1, 2008
B 77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull" represents a return to those elements that made "Raiders of The Lost Ark" such a success.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted May 20, 2008
A- 41% Shrek the Third (2007) Arguably the best of the now 3 Shrek films, Shrek the Third is charming, funny, and intelligent.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted May 17, 2007
A 87% Paris Je T'aime (2007) Love, does indeed, conquer all. So, even if you're the vanquished in the struggle, you win.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted May 4, 2007
B+ 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) All hail Spider-Man, and the franchise lives on . . .‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2007
A- 88% Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006) An honest a film as you'll ever see, there is much one can learn from it.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Mar 29, 2007
C+ 48% Shooter (2007) Mark Wahlberg stars as a man whose sense of honor and duty is put to the ultimate test.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Mar 23, 2007
B- 57% The Astronaut Farmer (2006) One man, one dream, one spaceship . . . and one family.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Feb 23, 2007
B 69% Curious George (2006) It is amazing how much chaos can be generated by a small monkey loose in a big city.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Feb 11, 2006
A 84% King Kong (2005) This new version of the 1933 classic is the cinematic thrill ride of a lifetime.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Dec 13, 2005
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Not as good as the earlier films, Harry Potter and The Goblet of Fire may be the death knell for this franchise.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2005
A- 61% Jarhead (2005) A simple and elegant story, "Jarhead" takes a revealing look at military life in our day and time.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2005
A No Score Yet Hogan's Heroes has somehow transcended the decades and remains as funny as ever in this 40th anniversary 5 disc DVD set from Paramount.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Oct 13, 2005
B+ 76% Transamerica (2006) Director Duncan Tucker takes us on a road trip like no other in this, finally, touching film about transexualism.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Oct 1, 2005
B 82% Serenity (2005) Writer/Director Joss Whedon brings his "Firefly" TV show to the big screen, so strap yourselves in and enjoy the ride.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Sep 30, 2005
B 61% Lord of War (2005) With Lord of War Andrew Niccol has established himself as one of the best of our contemporary directors, with a unique vision and style.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Sep 16, 2005
B No Score Yet The music of Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens are all we have left, celebrate that with this 2 disc set.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Aug 29, 2005
B- 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) The usually brilliant Terry Gilliam lets us down with his new film, not too far down, mind you, but down nonetheless.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Aug 26, 2005
C 8% Dirty Deeds (2005) With some work, this film could have been a good one. Unfortunately, that work wasn't done by the film's director or editor.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Aug 25, 2005
A- 85% The Perfect Crime (El Crimen Perfecto)(Crimen ferpecto) (2005) We live in an imperfect world, and director Alex de la Iglesia takes us on a wild and joyous ride through some of that imperfection with this truly inspired film.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2005
A- 53% Wolf Creek (2005) What a thriller should be, this film could serve as a primer to would be filmmakers on how to make one.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jul 30, 2005
B 27% Fantastic Four (2005) True to its comic book origins, Fantastic Four brings this particular dysfunctional family to life.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jul 6, 2005
B 73% Land of the Dead (2005) The Zombie-Meister has returned, finally, and oh what fun we have watching the mayhem in this new film.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jun 23, 2005
A 64% Heights (2005) The Merchant Ivory name is synonymous with quality, and Heights is certainly a quality effort by everyone involved.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jun 15, 2005
D 20% The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005) Bad acting ruins an otherwise interesting idea from the mind of Robert Rodriguez's son, Racer Max.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jun 10, 2005
B- 25% Mindhunters (2005) Genuinely creepy and scary, Mindhunters is a taut and effective suspense thriller.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted May 13, 2005
C+ 65% Danny the Dog (2005) A fairy tale like story line, and its own predictability, keeps me from really appreciating "Unleashed."‐ Trades
Read More | Posted May 13, 2005
A+ 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) A triumph for George Lucas, this is the film we've all been waiting for.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted May 6, 2005
B- 76% The Holy Girl (2005) A coming of age story with a surprising twist, La Nina Santa (The Holy Girl) is effective, if slow, storytelling.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Apr 30, 2005
B 87% Saving Face (2005) A romantic comedy with a twist, Saving Face makes a compelling case in support of the power of love.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Apr 23, 2005
B- 56% The Interpreter (2005) Carefully obscuring a political message, The Interpreter is lifted from mediocrity by its two stars.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Apr 22, 2005
B- 77% The Beautiful Country (2005) Almost forgotten, the children American soldiers left behind in Viet Nam are all grown up now. The Beautiful Country takes us into the life of one of them.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Apr 17, 2005
B+ 81% Layer Cake (2005) Insightful and crafty, Layer Cake marks a successful directorial debut by Matthew Vaughn.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Apr 9, 2005
B 78% Sin City (2005) An adult comic brought to life, Frank Miller's Sin City is an example of violence as art.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Apr 1, 2005
B+ 87% Look at Me (2005) Challenging and stimulating, Look At Me features fine performances from a talented cast.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2005
A 90% Kung Fu Hustle (2005) Brilliantly conceived and brilliantly executed, Kung Fu Hustle is quite simply a masterpiece of its genre.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2005
B- 20% The Pacifier (2005) Fine for the family, Disney's The Pacifier tugs at the heartstrings and overcomes its pedestrian plot with genuine warmth between its cast members.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Mar 6, 2005
D 1% Alone in the Dark (2005) About as bad as it gets, Alone in the Dark is almost a pure example of how not to make a movie.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jan 27, 2005
58% Fear X (2003) Opening in NY, LA, and SF on 1/28/05, this film is intriguing and worth the price of admission.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jan 21, 2005
C+ 10% Elektra (2005) Elektra feels like something that is hurried and incomplete, and that is too bad because it could have been better than it is.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jan 14, 2005
B+ 65% Coach Carter (2005) A film that entertains as well as inspires, Coach Carter is a must see for everyone.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jan 9, 2005
A 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) A little movie with a big heart, Million Dollar Baby features the finest performance, both as actor and director, of Clint Eastwood's career‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Jan 3, 2005
B- 80% The Keys to the House (2004) Italy's official entry for Best Foreign Language Oscar, La chiavi di casa (The keys to the house) tells an important story just ever so slowly.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2004
B+ 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Woe be unto the film goer who enters the theater to see Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events. I mean that in a good way!‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Dec 14, 2004
5/5 92% The Great Dictator (1940) A triumph of satire, this film is simply a must see.‐ Trades
Posted Dec 13, 2004
B 68% Closer (2004) Love leads us all to either ruin or salvation. In Mike Nichols new film, we see how four people find both.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Dec 2, 2004
B 16% Alexander (2004) Oliver Stone's new film plays it straight with the history, and Colin Farrell shines as Alexander.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Nov 20, 2004
B 44% National Treasure (2004) The clues, the clues, the never-ending clues . . . Lead you to a harmless and fun bit of fluff in this new film from Buena Vista and Jerry Bruckheimer.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Nov 19, 2004
A 55% The Polar Express (2004) The Polar Express takes us on a magical ride to the North Pole and Santa's village, and will join the ranks of seasonal classics.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Nov 14, 2004
B+ 97% The Incredibles (2004) An impressive display of computer animation wizardry is the highlight of this new film from Pixar, which is a rambunctious and joyful celebration of the American family.‐ Trades
Read More | Posted Oct 31, 2004