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Loey Lockerby

Loey Lockerby
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 73% Peur(s) du Noir (Fear(s) of the Dark) (2007) They all visualize the fears that haunt our dreams, but only McGuire brings them to full, unnerving life.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 5, 2008
2/4 25% Four Christmases (2008) It's four wacky holiday comedies in one movie, each trying to top the last.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 25, 2008
3/4 100% Divorce Italian Style (Divorzio all'italiana) (1962) If you're in the mood for a cynical, time-traveling Italian vacation, you couldn't do much better than this.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 7, 2008
3/4 93% Boogie Man: The Lee Atwater Story (2008) Boogie Man does not inspire pity for Atwater but sadness that a man of such talent wasted his life and learned his lesson too late.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 24, 2008
3/4 74% Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) The soundtrack is as good as you'd expect from a movie about music lovers, as artists like Vampire Weekend and Devendra Banhart provide the essential background for the characters' adventures.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 3, 2008
2.5/4 69% Girls Rock! (2007) It's a great program and a great subject, but Girl's Rock! directors Shane King and Arne Johnson don't quite know what to do with it.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 26, 2008
2/4 26% Eagle Eye (2008) Set in the present, and directed by a middling talent, Eagle Eye still has some entertainment value. But only if youâ(TM)re looking for a good laugh.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 26, 2008
1.5/4 13% The Women (2008) The cast is full of top-notch comedic actresses, but they're relegated to roles they could play in their sleep.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 12, 2008
1.5/4 19% Fly Me to the Moon (2008) Fly Me to the Moon is the first animated feature made specifically for the 3-D format. If this were not the case, it would have gone straight to DVD. Everything else about it is as lazy and dull as the latest cheap Pixar knockoff.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 22, 2008
2.5/4 73% When Did You Last See Your Father? (2008) When Did You Last See Your Father? is based on a true story, but it still feels contrived.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 11, 2008
2/4 27% What Happens in Vegas (2008) It's a testament to how good casting can help a film and bad writing can hurt it even more.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 9, 2008
2/4 14% Made of Honor (2008) It's hard to sympathize with characters who bear no resemblance to any existing member of the human species, although, as is typical with this kind of movie, the cast brings a commitment the material doesn't deserve.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 2, 2008
2/4 55% Flawless (2008) Like the diamonds that motivate its characters, Flawless" has a pretty surface but not much else.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 24, 2008
3/4 83% The Rape of Europa (2007) Narrated by Joan Allen, the film is a remarkably comprehensive look at the cultural destruction that accompanied the slaughter.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 28, 2008
1/4 22% Never Back Down (2008) If Mystery Science Theater 3000 ever makes a comeback, I've got its first movie. A soulless blend of bad action, bad acting and worse writing, Never Back Down is tolerable only if merciless wisecrackers are offering commentary.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 14, 2008
2/4 40% Bonneville (2006) Bonneville is so bland and predictable, it literally takes two Oscar-winners and a multiple nominee to give it any real entertainment value.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 29, 2008
2.5/4 56% Charlie Bartlett (2007) For all its sympathy toward adolescent angst, it turns out that Charlie Bartlett is really about reassuring and reinforcing worried adults.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 22, 2008
2/4 11% Fool's Gold (2008) The greatest stars in the world could not salvage something so ill-conceived, however, and neither can director Andy Tennant.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 8, 2008
2/4 41% 27 Dresses (2008) 27 Dresses was obviously written by the Chick Flick Plot Generator 2000. Sure, it has a credited 'human' screenwriter, Aline Brosh McKenna, but how do we know she's not a robot?‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 18, 2008
2.5/4 74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) At least it's not as bad as it could have been.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 21, 2007
2.5/4 24% P.S. I Love You (2007) The supporting roles are all handled well by experienced actors, and they have good material to work with.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 21, 2007
2.5/4 37% August Rush (2007) Although Williams seems to be in another film altogether, Russell and Rhys Meyers make an attractive and believable would-be couple, and Highmore may actually be the best child actor working today.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 21, 2007
3/4 73% Darfur Now (2007) Admirable work.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 16, 2007
1.5/4 21% Fred Claus (2007) The cast boasts three Oscar winners and two nominees. Normally, such a pedigree would guarantee great performances, at the very least.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 9, 2007
2.5/4 51% Bee Movie (2007) Seinfeld doesn't need to go back to his 'show about nothing' premise, but here's hoping his next project can be about just a little less.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Nov 2, 2007
2.5/4 44% Bella (Beauty) (2006) A little too safe and tentative.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 26, 2007
2.5/4 79% 10 Questions for the Dalai Lama (2007) [Ray's] particular interest in Asia serves him well as he explores the Dalai Lama's world.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 12, 2007
2.5/4 56% We Own the Night (2007) If Gray had put as much effort into his script as he puts into [several] scenes, he might have made a film to rival Scorsese or Cronenberg. As it is, heâ(TM)s tugging mightily on their coattails.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 12, 2007
1.5/4 29% The Heartbreak Kid (2007) This must have been a great idea on paper.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Oct 5, 2007
3/4 70% Molière (2007) As the film picks up momentum, however, it becomes the story of an aimless young man who discovers his own brilliant wit and learns how to use it. As he gets closer to the scathing, fearless Moliere we know and love, so does the movie.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 21, 2007
2/4 37% Sydney White (2007) Bynes still has plenty of charm, and Sydney White is too sweet and innocuous to damage her career. If she really wants to grow up on screen, though, she needs to graduate to better roles.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Sep 21, 2007
3/4 73% Golden Door (2007) Although it has a gorgeous, lyrical visual style, it contains no stirring speeches or sentimentality.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Aug 10, 2007
2.5/4 42% No Reservations (2007) It doesn't have the freshness and inspiration of a gourmet meal, but it makes for a pretty decent reheated leftover.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 27, 2007
2.5/4 52% Introducing the Dwights (2007) Undeniably funny, pulling back just before it gets too cute or Jeannie gets too annoying. When the script can't quite do the job, Blethyn uses all her charm and talent to compensate.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jul 20, 2007
3/4 74% La Vie en Rose (La Mome) (2007) Cotillard holds all this together through sheer force of talent and will and makes Piaf the most likable crazy, morphine-addicted drunk in movie history.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 22, 2007
2.5/4 70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Ocean's Thirteen is enjoyable fluff and a testament to how far wit and charisma can carry a film. In a summer full of wholly unnecessary sequels, this is the best one so far. That may be faint praise, but for this franchise, it's a big step up.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 8, 2007
3/4 95% Offside (2006) It's not exactly exciting material, but Panahi's gentle humor and sense of realism keep it from becoming dull.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jun 1, 2007
3/4 96% Plagues & Pleasures on the Salton Sea (2004) [Provides] a funny, poignant tribute to a most unusual place and the people who somehow call it home. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 11, 2007
3/4 88% Efter brylluppet (After the Wedding) (2006) After the Wedding is a sad film in many ways, but it's also surprisingly uplifting. Thanks to [director] Bier and her cast, any tears shed in the audience will be perfectly natural.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted May 11, 2007
2/4 69% Disturbia (2007) Presents itself as an adolescent variation on Rear Window, updated with modern technology and steeped in the conventions of thrillers. That's exactly what it delivers. In fact, that's all it delivers.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 13, 2007
1.5/4 8% The Reaping (2007) Most of the actors are adequate but hardly interesting enough to make anyone care about their characters' fates. The exception is Swank, who brings a near-heroic intensity to even the silliest lines.‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Apr 5, 2007
1/4 18% I Think I Love My Wife (2007) The anger that once made Rock's comedy so funny and provocative has become simply mean-spirited. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 16, 2007
2/4 32% The Ultimate Gift (2006) It won't offend anyone, but it's not likely to inspire anyone, either. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Mar 9, 2007
2/4 15% Hannibal Rising (2007) Nothing in this film has the visceral or emotional impact that would make it more than an average thriller. It just goes through the bland, mass-produced motions. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 9, 2007
4% Because I Said So (2007) Diane Keaton should stay away from such derivative, degrading roles. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Feb 2, 2007
2.5/4 76% A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (2006) Montiel constantly inserts the kind of "look at me, I'm a director!" touches that only remind viewers that he's an amateur. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 26, 2007
2/4 21% Catch and Release (2007) Screenwriter Susannah Grant (In Her Shoes, Erin Brockovich) makes her directing debut by cramming every conceivable genre into one mess of a movie. It's as if she didn't think she'd get another chance. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 26, 2007
1.5/4 5% Three (2007) It's relentlessly mediocre and does not belong in a venue where you'll have to pay $9 to see it. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 5, 2007
2.5/4 69% Freedom Writers (2007) These stories can be so trite and predictable. Freedom Writers can't escape this curse entirely, but it does have an authentic atmosphere that many of its predecessors lack. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Jan 5, 2007
3/4 65% The History Boys (2006) It forces you to think about complicated issues while still being witty and engaging. You can't even say that about most teachers, let alone most movies. ‐ Kansas City Star
Posted Dec 22, 2006