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John Larsen

John Larsen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
86% Slither (2006) After a parade of psychological horror thrillers, it's refreshing to find a monster movie that doesn't pretend to be anything but.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted May 8, 2006
86% Thank You for Smoking (2006) Thank You For Smoking rises to the challenge, finding humor in the most unexpected places. Like Nick Naylor, Thank You For Smoking wears a big grin on its face.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted May 8, 2006
33% The Sentinel (2006) The Sentinel is the equivalent of a good used car. It may lack a factory fresh smell, but it is a sturdy ride.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted May 8, 2006
37% Scary Movie 4 (2006) If you can't find something to laugh about in Scary Movie 4, then you're dead.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted May 8, 2006
87% Inside Man (2006) There's a lot going on, and Lee has picked a strong cast to carry us through the negotiations.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted May 8, 2006
91% United 93 (2006) Greengrass can't improve on the truth, and fortunately doesn't try.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted May 8, 2006
74% The Matador (2006) The Matador dances to its own rhythm.‐ Light Views
Posted Mar 17, 2006
55% Last Holiday (2006) Even though they carry the weight of a bag of feathers, films like Last Holiday are important and necessary.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2006
49% The Hills Have Eyes (2006) Just when you feel you can't take any more, Aja ratchet ups the intensity until you can't breathe, forcing you to choke on your own fear.‐ Light Views
Posted Mar 17, 2006
22% The Pink Panther (2006) Martin does just fine, and some scenes are pure genius.‐ Light Views
Posted Mar 17, 2006
19% Firewall (2006) Joe Forte's screenplay couldn't be any easier to read if it were on a billboard.‐ Light Views
Posted Mar 17, 2006
43% Final Destination 3 (2006) Planes, trains, automobiles, the Final Destination franchise has them covered. Is there no safe place for precocious, horny teenagers to hang out and have a good time?‐ Light Views
Posted Mar 17, 2006
26% The Shaggy Dog (2006) The Shaggy Dog wears its heart of on its paw, capitalizing on Dave's transformation to better understand his family.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2006
56% 16 Blocks (2006) Efficiently directed by Richard Donner from a convenient screenplay by Richard Wenk, 16 Blocks takes audiences over familiar terrain.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Mar 17, 2006
52% The Family Stone (2005) Even though it's convenient, somewhat predictable, and manipulative, The Family Stone will melt your heart.‐ Light Views
Posted Feb 4, 2006
88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Just as the Harry Potter movie series was beginning to lose its magic, the latest chapter, Goblet of Fire, cast a spell over me.‐ Light Views
Posted Feb 4, 2006
61% Hostel (2006) Roth effectively uses light, color and sound to evoke extremely disturbing images, scenes so intense and disturbing they make your palms sweat.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
82% Walk the Line (2005) Phoenix doesn't just play Cash, he becomes Cash. Take away the hair, the clothes, and this Emperor wouldn't be naked.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
84% King Kong (2005) Director Peter Jackson has not reinvented or re-imagined King Kong. Jackson has made King Kong.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
90% Capote (2005) With perfectly realized characters, tight direction, thoughtful dialogue, and exquisite period detail, Capote is about how our fascination with the dark side leave can leave a scar.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
87% Brokeback Mountain (2005) Like all great films, it takes us on a journey. You don't just watch Brokeback Mountain, you experience it.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
20% Derailed (2005) A cautionary tale for men who can't keep it in their pants.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
77% Match Point (2005) The change of scenery and new cast of players help Allen turn Match Point into a tournament of escapist entertainment worth rooting for.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
78% Munich (2005) Munich is a well crafted, mind numbing, and brutal film, a reminder that film can mirror current events without too much sacrifice.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Feb 4, 2006
82% The World's Fastest Indian (2005) The World's Fastest Indian finally roars into local theaters this week, and I hope everyone will hop on for a ride.‐ Light Views
Posted Feb 4, 2006
76% Transamerica (2006) Life goes on, and for Bree, life goes on as a woman filled with hope and spirit. Those willing to take the trip with her should arrive at the same destination.‐ Light Views
Posted Feb 4, 2006
93% Good Night, And Good Luck (2005) The film tackles a lot of weighty issues, and never once goes down for the count. It's smart, engaging and vital.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
61% Lord of War (2005) An edgy anti-establishment dark comedy with even darker characters. Niccol's refusal to lighten up gives Lord of War teeth and plenty of bite.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
87% A History of Violence (2005) When director David Cronenberg makes a point, it's usually with a red hot poker.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
38% Flightplan (2005) Flightplan is an airborne thriller for people who can't tell the difference between the contents of an air sickness bag and an in-flight meal.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
95% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Wallace and Gromit is filled with so much invention and clever asides it's impossible to catch it all in one sitting.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
64% Dreamer: Inspired by a True Story (2005) Dreamer is a good ride, a traditional girl-and-her-horse story guaranteed to cross the finish line of your heart.‐ Light Views
Posted Nov 7, 2005
83% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) There's a lot to admire in The Corpse Bride, an infectious blend of macabre humor, romance, music, and heart.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
58% The Weather Man (2005) The Weather Man won't turn cloudy skies blue, but it will chase your blues away.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
75% Zathura (2005) Favreau is good at mixing humor and humanity, giving us characters and situations we can enjoy and appreciate. This big kid did.‐ Light Views
Posted Nov 7, 2005
61% Jarhead (2005) Jarhead could have been the right movie at the right time, a mirror of the current political climate...‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Nov 7, 2005
94% March of the Penguins (2005) How refreshing to sit in an auditorium filled with children who didn't need singing-dancing penguins to engage them.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2005
11% The Cave (2005) ...an impotent monster movie which is all tease and no climax.‐ Light Views
Posted Sep 7, 2005
38% The Skeleton Key (2005) Dumbo Gumbo‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2005
84% The Constant Gardener (2005) The Constant Gardener unearths uncomfortable truths which require the casual viewer to abandon the safety of their theater seat.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2005
79% The Aristocrats (2005) For those in the right mood, it won't just tickle your funny bone, but extract and beat you over the head with it. Now that's entertainment.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2005
6% A Sound of Thunder (2005) ...a wet, soggy, and extremely unpleasant experience best suited for a litter box.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Sep 7, 2005
40% The Island (2005) Bay may be the master of blink-and-you'll-miss-it filmmaking, but he's also a slave to redundancy.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2005
13% Stealth (2005) Popcorn movies aren't a bad thing, unless the filmmakers pee in your popcorn. Nothing is worse than soggy, rancid popcorn passing itself off as the real thing.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Aug 1, 2005
75% Wedding Crashers (2005) Director David Dobkin saves The Wedding Crashers from becoming a slob comedy by finding a comfortable balance between silliness and sincerity.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2005
83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) It's a yummy experience that won't leave you feeling like an all-day sucker.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Jul 18, 2005
41% Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) Lohan has a license to drive this franchise back into the hearts of kids everywhere.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2005
73% Land of the Dead (2005) ...the time we spend trapped in Romero's nightmare leaves a lasting effect.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2005
46% Dark Water (2005) It's a copy, a good copy, but a copy none the less.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2005
74% War of the Worlds (2005) Spielberg has made nothing more than a large-scale disaster film. Things blow up, people die, and we don't really care.‐ Light Views
Read More | Posted Jul 14, 2005