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John J. Puccio

John J. Puccio
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/10 80%

Young Adult (2011)

"While it feels as though it has a promising story idea, it's an undeveloped premise that never goes anywhere. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 12, 2012
5/10 46%

Happy Feet Two (2011)

"It feels like a well-crafted retread. Been there. Done that. Too often. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 9, 2012
7/10 75%

The Adventures of Tintin (2011)

"If you can get over a certain lack of heart in the film's characters, you'll probably get caught up in the film's riotous action and often slapstick humor. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 6, 2012
4/10 12%

Striptease (1996)

"For all the bare breasts on display, almost wall-to-wall for half the film, 'Striptease' is possibly the least sexy movie ever made. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 4, 2012
7/10 59%

Disclosure (1994)

"The story takes some clever twists and turns as it develops into a full-fledged psychological thriller. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Mar 1, 2012
8/10 94%

Hugo (2011)

"...it surprised me with its grace, wit, charm, imagination, and sentiment. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 26, 2012
7/10 84%

Puss in Boots (2011)

"Combine the high-definition picture and sound with the beauty and complexity of the animation, and you get a spectacular audiovisual feast. (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 23, 2012
5/10 43%

J. Edgar (2011)

"The movie bears all the earmarks of a great film without ever rising to the occasion of greatness; instead, it is almost forgettable an hour after seeing it. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 19, 2012
6/10 83%

Spellbound (1945)

"On balance, the direction, set design, and music win out, but that doesn't make 'Spellbound' vintage Hitchcock. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 16, 2012
7/10 No Score Yet

Carve Her Name with Pride (1958)

"The cast and filmmakers boost a fairly ordinary script into an enjoyable and inspiring tale of personal courage and heroism." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 13, 2012
5/10 68%

A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011)

"If only the writers could find a way to be funny and at least a touch witty without the infantile vulgarity, they might be onto something. (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Feb 2, 2012
5/10 No Score Yet

Jim's Gift (1996)

"As a kids' television movie it works well enough, and children might just find it pleasurable." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 30, 2012
8/10 100%

Rebecca (1940)

"...a gothic romance in the classic sense. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 30, 2012
4/10 57%

Love Story (1970)

"...drippy, slow, unrealistic, unbelievable, poorly written, and badly acted. I mean, other than that, it's OK. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 24, 2012
6/10 95%

Wings (1927)

"...viewed for its action, dogfights, and combat sequences alone, 'Wings' is a remarkable achievement. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 16, 2012
4/10 68%

Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)

"How many times in these movies can the filmmakers repeat the same things? (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 12, 2012
6/10 No Score Yet

Reach for the Sky (1957)

"...often a stirring account of one man's struggle to do his best and prove his worth under the most trying circumstances." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Jan 4, 2012
6/10 84%

Contagion (2011)

"Kind of a mixed bag. It's got the right ingredients for a convincing real-life thriller, yet it seems too detached. (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 31, 2011
3/10 No Score Yet

Santa Claus (1959)

"The fact that VCI have reproduced it in a widescreen, high-definition Blu-ray transfer only makes it seem all the more bizarre. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 28, 2011
6/10 81%

Dolphin Tale (2011)

"Mostly, the movie is about friendships, new and old, about bonding, about overcoming adversity through love and family. (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 17, 2011
6/10 62%

Final Destination 5 (2011)

"It works as a good carnival house of horrors might work, giving participants a vicarious thrill a minute. (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 14, 2011
5/10 81%

Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)

"Cute, fun, not very original or engrossing for this adult but gorgeous to look at and listen to in high def. (Blu-ray edition) " ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 8, 2011
7/10 70%

Mission: Impossible III (2006)

"More stuff blows up in the first twenty minutes of this one than in the first two movies combined. (Extreme Blu-ray Trilogy)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 5, 2011
6/10 63%

Mission: Impossible (1996)

"If you like Cruise, it's his movie. (Extreme Blu-ray Trilogy)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Dec 5, 2011
3/10 33%

The Hangover Part II (2011)

"If you liked the first movie, you're liable to like the second one; it's the same film. (Blu-ray Combo Pack)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 29, 2011
7/10 No Score Yet

The Silver Fleet (1943)

"...an inspiring story of courage under pressure, of heroism during the Resistance, of self-sacrifice above all." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 22, 2011
6/10 71%

Mutiny on the Bounty (1962)

"Brando practically scuttles the ship as the brooding Mr. Christian with the bad English accent. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 13, 2011
7/10 82%

Super 8 (2011)

"You almost expect Richard Dreyfuss to show up looking for UFO's. (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 10, 2011
8/10 96%

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011)

"Whether we needed to have the book divided into two parts is open to question, but we have what we have, and it's pretty darn good. (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 6, 2011
7/10 68%

Scrooged (1988)

"Bill Murray in a satiric send-up of Charles Dickens's 'A Christmas Carol' is too good to pass up. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 4, 2011
6/10 78%

Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011)

"It may just earn Steve Carell the respect of a few moviegoers who have grown tired of his usual sad-sack portrayals" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Nov 1, 2011
3/10 No Score Yet

Alien Outlaw (1976)

"...fairly defines the notion of a B-movie, with its threadbare budget, indifferent acting, lackluster script, and corny action." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Oct 27, 2011
7/10 80%

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

"...good humored and uncomplicated, it concentrates on a single character, a single villain, a clear path to the present. (Blu-ray 3-D Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Oct 19, 2011
5/10 No Score Yet

The Riddle of the Sands (1979)

"This 1979 film adaptation of the classic spy thriller is rather too plain and dry to capture all of the tale's adventure." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Oct 13, 2011
5/10 68%

Horrible Bosses (2011)

"The final third of the film lets it down, the three main characters suddenly turning into bumbling idiots. (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Oct 7, 2011
4/10 26%

Green Lantern (2011)

"I just wanted to shout at the screen, 'Get on with it!' (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Oct 4, 2011
5/10 68%

The Bad Seed (1956)

"...the last few minutes of this movie are almost as criminal as any murderous act committed in the plot. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Oct 1, 2011
6/10 92%

Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1987)

"There are some big laughs in the story, among some frivolous gags and some decidedly flat ones. (25th anniversary Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 28, 2011
4/10 35%

Transformers: Dark of the Moon (2011)

"There's only so much you can do with a toy. (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 24, 2011
6/10 No Score Yet

The History of Mr. Polly (1949)

"It moves along at the leisurely pace of an English pastoral tone poem." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 17, 2011
5/10 77%

Thor (2011)

"...the action scenes in this action movie lack much audience involvement. (Blu-ray Combo Limited Edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 9, 2011
8/10 No Score Yet

Genevieve (1953)

"The London to Brighton Veteran Car Run was never more fun than in this 1953 British comedy. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Sep 7, 2011
6/10 No Score Yet

Campbell's Kingdom (1957)

"...a kind of British Western action adventure set in modern Canada. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 29, 2011
6/10 No Score Yet

Agent 8 3/4 (Hot Enough for June) (1965)

"...restrained parody, with no slapstick antics in sight. You'll find here only subtle humor, mostly verbal." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 29, 2011
5/10 15%

Assassins (1995)

"It's a typical DAM, dumb action movie. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 26, 2011
5/10 67%

Don't Be Afraid of the Dark (1973)

"...fun, often corny and silly, a little creepy, and in fits and starts suspenseful." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 23, 2011
4/10 4%

The Specialist (1994)

"...all formula action, formula adventure, formula characters, formula romance, and formula revenge plot. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 21, 2011
6/10 74%

Sleepers (1996)

"Tense and gripping, with first-rate acting, but coincidences, hyperbole, and improbability, too. (Blu-ray edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 16, 2011
7/10 No Score Yet

Doctor in the House (1955)

"The film's humor remains steadfastly reserved, to be sure, yet it's often memorably amusing." ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 13, 2011
3/10 15%

Something Borrowed (2011)

"Surrounding a trio of unpleasant characters are even more unpleasant characters. It's one of the most disagreeable films I've seen in quite a while. (Blu-ray Combo edition)" ‐Movie Metropolis
Posted Aug 10, 2011
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