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Lori Hoffman

Lori Hoffman

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 86% Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) "A lot of interesting ideas that were never successfully brought together in a cohesive whole. 
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 1, 2012
bomb 17% The Watch (2012) "Bad sci-fi mixed with bad comedy and a Guinness World Record for the number of times the male anatomy is mentioned in a single movie.
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 1, 2012
3.5/4 87% The Dark Knight Rises (2012) "With a couple of spectacular plot twists, and several crowd-pleasing nods to his previous Batman films, Nolan delivers an elegant farewell. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 20, 2012
2.5/4 51% Savages (2012) "Savages isn't a bad film, but it doesn't come close to matching the best of what Stone has given us in the past. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 19, 2012
2/4 37% Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) "Not that I really want to beat a dead wooly mammoth, but the fourth film in the animated Ice Age series feels like the concept has been drained of its fun. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 19, 2012
3/4 94% Moonrise Kingdom (2012) "The offbeat, pixilated universes created by writer/director Wes Anderson (Rushmore, The Royal Tenenbaums, Fantastic Mr. Fox) are an acquired taste. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 11, 2012
2.5/4 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) "A beautifully acted and entertaining movie that doesn't deliver as many thrills as one would hope from the genre. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 5, 2012
3/4 80% Magic Mike (2012) "Despite the tawdry strip scenes, Soderbergh has actually returned to his roots when he rocked the independent film scene with sex, lies and videotape.
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 3, 2012
3/4 35% Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012) "The movie works because the story outside the vampire zone sweet spot is played straight and with some heart. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 27, 2012
1.5/4 41% Rock of Ages (2012) "Despite a mildly entertaining performance by Tom Cruise as a pampered, sexed-up and boozy rock idol in Rock of Ages, the film is a major disappointment " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3/4 79% Madagascar 3: Europe's Most Wanted (2012) "In one magnificent chase sequence, the filmmakers pay tribute to The Matrix, one of the moments that will endear this movie to the grownups in the audience. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 21, 2012
3.5/4 73% Prometheus (2012) "Prometheus, featuring sumptuous 3-D landscapes and a new Ripley-like protagonist embodied by Noomi Rapace, is an intelligent summer blockbuster. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 8, 2012
3/4 49% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) "Goodness is not nearly as much fun to play as evil or the flawed anti-hero, so Kristen Stewart is stuck in the middle with all the other actors having a blast around her.
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jun 6, 2012
1.5/4 34% Battleship (2012) "Liam Neeson fans, beware: it's the old bait and switch tactic as he has barely more than a cameo role in this alien invasion saga. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 30, 2012
2.5/4 78% The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel (2012) "The wonderful cast manages to find nuggets of laughter, hope and sadness in a story about the notion that being older doesn't mean you lose your zest for life.

 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 30, 2012
2.5/4 68% Men in Black III (2012) "MiB3 isn't as good as the original, but it has a sufficient number of enjoyable moments and a delightful homage to Tommy Lee Jones' Agent K by Josh Brolin. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 30, 2012
3/4 57% Safe (2012) "Statham's character is complicated and interesting, and the '70s feel comes from a sense of hopelessness in the face of corruption. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 15, 2012
1/4 37% Dark Shadows (2012) "Dark Shadows just sits there flat and boring, with the energy of the actors in lock down mode thanks to laugh lines that get no laughter. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 12, 2012
3.5/4 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) "Joss Whedon has unleashed a ton of unadulterated popcorn movie fun with his marvelous multi-superhero extravaganza, The Avengers. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted May 4, 2012
2/4 20% The Lucky One (2012) "You can sense that the more than competent director, Scott Hicks (the Oscar winning Shine), was trying to cut through the schmaltz and give it a little edge. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 25, 2012
2/4 26% Wrath of the Titans (2012) "The fantasy sequences are big and loud and completely devoid of any character. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Apr 6, 2012
3/4 84% The Hunger Games (2012) "It is when the games begin that the potential and mythical quality of the characters is effectively conveyed despite a nagging feeling that Ross is holding back. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 24, 2012
3/4 66% Friends With Kids (2012) "This is a movie that flirts with romantic and comedic clichés but for the most part brings a fresh perspective as it dives under and around obvious traps. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 22, 2012
3/4 53% Dr Seuss' The Lorax (2012) "The backstory about why trees are important and why greed is bad is fronted by a story that children can embrace, with plenty of screwball comedy and numerous chase scenes.
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Mar 12, 2012
2/4 26% This Means War (2012) "Pine proved he had star potential in the Star Trek reboot and Hardy was great in Inception and Warrior, but they should avoid comedy - at least with a script this insipid " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Feb 22, 2012
2.5/4 53% Safe House (2012) "Thanks to the excellence of Washington and Reynolds, Safe House provides the type of enjoyable performances that allow us to forgive the by-the-book nature of the story. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Feb 14, 2012
2.5/4 73% Big Miracle (2012) "Big Miracle, beyond its bland, nondescript title, delivers exactly what the coming attraction promised, an enjoyable save-the-whales" tale. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Feb 13, 2012
2.5/4 85% Chronicle (2012) "Chronicle provides more emotional weight than the typical found-footage movie, and that makes it an enjoyable example of a film that is a cut above its genre roots. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Feb 13, 2012
3/4 60% Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) "Game of Shadows makes better use of director Guy Ritchie's "Sherlock Holmes on steroids" concept. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 20, 2011
3/4 94% Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (2011) "Brad Bird, making his live action debut, is determined to treat his cast as if they are animated figures in a spectacular landscape where the rules of nature don't apply. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 17, 2011
2/4 7% New Year's Eve (2011) "Much of it is dreck but the stories that work are charming and in a few select cases, provide a sudden emotional wallop. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 12, 2011
3.5/4 89% The Descendants (2011) "The Descendants hums along fueled by the imperfections that make us all human, while trying to uncover moments of grace and wisdom despite those imperfections. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Dec 12, 2011
3/4 96% The Muppets (2011) "Actor-writer Jason Segel happily plays a supporting role and lets a new generation be introduced to Kermit, Miss Piggy, Fozzie Bear, Gonzo, and Animal. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 30, 2011
3.5/4 94% Hugo (2011) "Martin Scorsese unleashes his devotion to the magic of movies with a zeal that is enchanting.
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 30, 2011
1.5/4 24% Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011) "Tedious and toothless and feels at numerous moments more like a Saturday Night Live spoof that a proper continuation of the series.
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2011
1.5/4 43% J. Edgar (2011) "Eastwood's take on J. Edgar Hoover feels like a major miscalculation. 
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 17, 2011
2.5/4 46% The Mighty Macs (2011) "A by-the-numbers underdog sports movie, but as a female athlete who benefited from the national attention that team brought to female athletes, I embrace this feel-good story. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 10, 2011
2/4 36% In Time (2011) "In Time is the sort of middling sci-fi movie that you might come across a few months from now while looking for something to stream from the Internet. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 10, 2011
2.5/4 68% Tower Heist (2011) "As heist movies go, Tower Heist is pretty tame - we aren't talking Ocean's Eleven here - but the comedy element is better than expected ... " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Nov 10, 2011
2.5/4 69% Footloose (2011) "While the 2011 version of the film doesn't suck, it isn't as good as the original ... " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 21, 2011
3/4 81% Dolphin Tale (2011) "Animal lovers, be prepared to tear up several times as this heartwarming family film hits all the heartstrings inherent in the genre. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2011
3/4 59% Real Steel (2011) "Real Steel has the underdog boxing feel of a robot Rocky paired with the story of a lovable lug who learns that being a dad is even better than winning a big fight. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 13, 2011
2/4 84% The Ides of March (2011) "... it goes for the most boring, obvious clichés it can find and doesn't even attempt to spin those clichés into something more interesting.
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Oct 6, 2011
3/4 64% Another Earth (2011) "The sci-fi element is really just a clever bit of window dressing surrounding the drama of whether these two people can survive a relationship built on pain and deceit. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 25, 2011
3/4 75% The Help (2011) "There are moments when the film leans on traditional stereotypes, but what redeems it is the ability to expand those stereotypes into more complicated and layered portrayals. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 18, 2011
3/4 82% Rise of the Planet of the Apes (2011) "...while it has its moments of silliness, the central premise of "it's not nice to fool Mother Nature" is well developed. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 12, 2011
3/4 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) "... an invigorating mix that works with the clichés in a way that makes them fresh and painfully real. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 4, 2011
2.5/4 43% Cowboys & Aliens (2011) "When the overwrought alien element arrives full bore, it turns a compelling western into a cheesy, laughable "alien attacks!" B-movie.
 " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Aug 4, 2011
2.5/4 70% Friends With Benefits (2011) "An okay romantic comedy, certainly better than crap like The Ugly Truth ... " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2011
3/4 80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) "Captain America, directed by veteran Joe Johnston (The Rocketeer, October Sky, Hidalgo) delivers the goods in an engaging fashion. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 28, 2011
4/4 96% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 (2011) "... a brilliant finish to the series, an action-packed finale with elements of darkness and beautifully integrated moments of humor and heroism. " ‐ Atlantic City Weekly
Posted Jul 21, 2011
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