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Joan Vadeboncoeur

Joan Vadeboncoeur
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
67% Bruno (2009) It is insulting, demeaning and pretty much unfunny. It is also scripted to a great extent and played by actors, unlike Borat, which relied on shock and surprise from mostly real people for the laughs it won.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
46% Everybody's Fine (2009) Moviegoers could do worse than spending time with Everybody's Fine. It is tenderly done, and not until the last 10 minutes does it go into maudlin mode. Most of all, it has one of Robert De Niro's finest performances ‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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27% Why Did I Get Married Too (2010) Perry knows the strengths of his cast members as thoroughly as the tastes of his audience, and he emphasizes their skills. However, sometimes, he does permit them to go on too long about their troubles. Yet he has gained an assurance that is impressive.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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53% Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) The comedy is a true depiction of that age group and one that requires little gross-out humor to keep it rolling...their adventures are absolutely delightful.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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39% Saw VI (2009) Kevin Greutert keeps the pace brisk, and the script by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan delivers some new forms of torture.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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81% Michael Jackson's This Is It (2009) The film exudes [Michael Jackson's] amazing talents, be it dancing, singing, staging or simply insisting on the beat and movement he feels in the music. ‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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28% Pandorum (2009) What mars the sci-fi flick is its tendency to shoot in near darkness. Often, it is impossible to tell if it is the good guys or the bad guys who are winning the battles. ‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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38% Surrogates (2009) It goes badly awry when the thriller cannot keep audiences guessing who is a surrogate or a human.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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57% It's Complicated (2009) Streep positively glows when Jane's prosaic life blossoms. Baldwin's Jake marks one of the actor's finest performances. He's charming and persuasive with just a hint of sleaze. ‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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91% Up in the Air (2009) Most of the film is played for comedy, but writer-director Jason Reitman gradually moves into the dramatic and handles it as smoothly as the comedy material.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Read More | Posted Mar 15, 2018
73% Where the Wild Things Are (2009) What Sendak has created with the creatures is a reflection of society, especially the world of a child like Max. There are jealousies and egos that ring true with adults as well as mirror youngsters' concerns.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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26% Law Abiding Citizen (2009) F. Gary Gray crafts his tale cleverly, meting out the horrors and surprises in measured fashion.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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83% Paranormal Activity (2009) Peli's surprise isn't shocking, but it works quite well. Go along with him on his ride and it will be worth the trip.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
19% The Back-up Plan (2010) Something should be done about romantic comedies. It isn't sufficient just to pair Jennifer Aniston, Katherine Heigl or Jennifer Lopez with a hunky man and send the couple through courtship ups and and downs before wedded bliss begins in earnest.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
32% The Lovely Bones (2009) Jackson seems to have imbued his carefully chosen cast with the characters they quickly embody. None makes mistakes, pulling moviegoers into their plight.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
85% The Princess and the Frog (2009) Sometimes, the messages hit harder than necessary. But, in all, it's a bouncy musical and story treat for all but the cynics.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
11% Couples Retreat (2009) Couples Retreat is a comedy you want to like. There are appealing, talented people in the cast. There is a gorgeous island setting. There are two writers who are skilled at comedy. But, it comes to naught.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
75% Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) Fans of the filmmaker may prefer the ludicrous moves, but those seeking information, including suggestions on a way to stop the ills, will not applaud them.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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48% My Sister's Keeper (2009) Breslin once again delivers a portrait that is not pretentious, and she is matched by Vassilieva, who conquers with her smile.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) Guy Ritchie has invigorated the legend of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's master detective with his film Sherlock Holmes.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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38% Nine (2009) Rob Marshall's adaptation of the Broadway hit is an impressive film. He strings a series of individual pieces together with the aid of cameras, sets and costumes.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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56% Edge of Darkness (2010) He hasn't been in front of the cameras in a starring role for seven years. But Edge of Darkness proves Mel Gibson still packs a punch when it comes to action roles.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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58% Shrek Forever After (2010) Shrek Forever After is a delight for the youngsters. But there is no frosting on the dry cake for adults who loved and laughed at the first three films of the franchise.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
41% Letters to Juliet (2010) Seyfried cannot command the screen like Streep and Redgrave, which is apparent in Letters to Juliet. Luckily, Redgrave is there to shore up the young actress. So is the scenery of Verona, Italy, and the vineyards of Tuscany.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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23% The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) The extreme violence and the vulgar language is a turn-off. But Sean Patrick Flanery and Norman Reedus as the brothers, Clifton Collins Jr. as the sidekick and Judd Nelson as the off-the-wall mobster keep it percolating under Duffy's fast-paced direction.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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21% Repo Men (2010) It's a mess. Repo Men could have been a terrific sci-fi thriller, and that is the way it begins. But it turns out to be a gore fest and, then, not even a good one.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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19% Legion (2010) Legion is a hack of a film that wastes the talents of several decent performers.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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95% An Education (2009) Besides Mulligan's delicate performance and Sarsgaard's appeal, there are solid support from Alfred Molina, Olivia Williams, Dominic Cooper and Rosamund Pike.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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44% Jennifer's Body (2009) It takes only a single movie to go from hot to not. Diablo Cody is experiencing that with Jennifer's Body.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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87% Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs (2009) Enjoy the pizza sails, the dam of leftover meals erupting, the car that flies and the rest of the visual delights that, even if you're not in a 3-D theater, are dazzling. ‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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64% Brothers (2009) Brothers supplies a field day for three of Hollywood's finest young actors.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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67% Date Night (2010) Date Night is the best comedy - so far - of 2010.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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84% Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) It is clearly the best of the six adaptations of J.K. Rowling's best sellers. The movie relies on magic only when necessary and avoids gimmicks like the moving staircases and the life-size portraits that talk and move.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018
80% The Green Mile (1999) Mile veers far from the usual King territory. It's part mystery tale and part story of miracles, with the underlying tone set regarding man's inhumanity to man.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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54% Green Zone (2010) Damon does his usual stalwart work, as Greengrass delivers his customary pulsating pace. The support from Kinnear and Gleeson is solid.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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93% Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) The significance of Star Wars rests with its technical achievements and with Lucas' demonstration of the complete filmmaker. ‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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61% The Express (2008) The football action of the star is splendid, covering the sport with as much accuracy and visibility as excitement. It is also an accurate portrait of an ingratiating young man who did his talking on the field.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
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90% Zombieland (2009) Zombieland re-invigorates the genre.‐ The Post-Standard (Syracuse, NY)
Read More | Posted Jan 2, 2018