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Mark Palermo

Mark Palermo
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
82% Live Free or Die Hard (2007) It finds the defining spirit of these films and maintains it about half the time.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 8, 2007
91% Sicko (2007) No other major filmmaker patronizes his audience this much.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 8, 2007
7% License to Wed (2007) Sadie (Mandy Moore) and Ben (John Krasinski) are getting married (because they met at the start of the movie.)‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 8, 2007
57% Transformers (2007) Indulging in the playground of technology at his disposal, Bay makes Transformers' hugeness personal.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jul 8, 2007
27% Evening (2007) Evening's take on defining life choices reveals its manic depressive nature.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 25, 2007
60% Gracie (2007) The movie treats Gracie as a cause rather than an impassioned athlete.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 25, 2007
96% Ratatouille (2007) It's a variation of Cyrano De Bergerac with its own comic sensibility.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 25, 2007
79% 1408 (2007) It's when the momentum remains inescapable that it's really on.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 25, 2007
70% Ocean's Thirteen (2007) It's the best looking of the bunch. For a movie that's all posteur, that counts for a lot.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 22, 2007
87% Paris Je T'aime (2007) Even the downbeat segments are optimistic, and that's what unifies them.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 22, 2007
44% Hostel Part II (2007) Roth is covering his tracks from the typical accusations of slasher film misogyny, but his feminist angle just serves as jokey sexual fear. ‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 22, 2007
50% Nancy Drew (2007) Relocating with her single father to the land of Hollywood wealth, Nancy Drew just plays as a developmentally stunted version of Veronica Mars.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 22, 2007
37% Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) It takes no risks, so it leads nowhere.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 22, 2007
33% Rise: Blood Hunter (2007) Rise is middling, but not by doing things the wrong way. It's not wild enough.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
90% Knocked Up (2007) Its best and worst attribute is how nice it is. ‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
41% Shrek the Third (2007) The sequel hasn't been imagined as the next level with which to bring Shrek. It's just more of the same, served a little colder.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
55% Mr. Brooks (2007) Earl Brooks is presented as an admirable killer, because he's an upperclass, educated white man.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
64% Severance (2006) The sadistic silliness is given a heavy-hand.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
70% 28 Weeks Later... (2007) It falls prey to the usual pessimism-as-realism crutch (most notable in its silly final 10 second coda), but director Juan Carlos Fresnadillo works in some real ideas along the way.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
61% Bug (2006) Friedkin gets political in exposing the value of dependence for people who believe they can depend on very little.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
45% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) It features good story and visual concepts in its first 75 minutes, before opting for the usual bloated indulgence.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Jun 4, 2007
29% Lucky You (2007) It's a small film, but a rewarding one.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted May 7, 2007
63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) It would be more suited as a Fantastic Four sequel.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted May 7, 2007
69% Blades of Glory (2007) The comedy is disposable because Ferrell and Heder don't bother being recognizably human.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
93% The Lives of Others (2006) Von Donnersmarck moves certain sequences too slowly, but matches his tightest suspense with human intrigue. ‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
66% Meet the Robinsons (2007) This shrine to Disney is really the world's most overstuffed Hanna-Barbera cartoon, right down to its Gargamel-patterned villain.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
8% The Reaping (2007) Between effects-shots is a whole movie of people discussing how fascinating things are.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
8% Are We Done Yet? (2007) The slapstick isn't sadistic. But that doesn't make this sequel's propensity of scenes where animals attack Nick, and moments where he learns the difference between a house and a home, more than inoffensive.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
83% Grindhouse (2007) What we're mainly getting is two big directors with expensive movies pretending they're niche directors with low funding. It's an act, but an enthralling one.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
43% In the Land of Women (2007) The "young man's post-traumatic discovery of life's value through quirky people tale" is an obscure genre that's somehow attracted Zach Braff, Cameron Crowe and Jon Kasdan.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
69% Disturbia (2007) It hasn't the openness to find a perspective on teenage life.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
11% Perfect Stranger (2007) It's a movie that exists to showcase an actor more than it exists to be a movie.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
91% Hot Fuzz (2007) Hot Fuzz is more comfortable as a play on action films than it is as social satire.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
71% Fracture (2007) Director Gregory Hoblit's sterile blue visuals are par for the lack of dramatic impact.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
56% Vacancy (2007) Though Vacancy plays as gruesome horror in its own right, it's also director Nimrod Antal's criticism of how suffering has become the selling point in recent horror films.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Apr 25, 2007
64% Reign Over Me (2007) Binder's strength is in connecting characters to the world and then connecting them to each other.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 27, 2007
87% The Lookout (2007) That The Lookout isn't stronger as a whole is due to its effort to fit a character piece into thriller conventions.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 27, 2007
11% The Hills Have Eyes 2 (2007) Despite having almost as much ick-content as the last film, The Hills Have Eyes 2 hasn't the skill to make it unnerving.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 27, 2007
70% Amazing Grace (2007) Amazing Grace's examination of men in power moved to change risks ridicule and righteousness for a smart take on history.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
73% Fido (2007) The cleverness of Fido's concept maintains enough charm to want to disregard that its satire is pretty thin.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
34% TMNT (2007) The striking use of image and motion allows each of its action sequences to leave an impression. It's an accomplished, unpretentious restart to this franchise.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
21% Dead Silence (2007) Dead Silence is boring as often as it is insane. For a movie about a dead old woman who doesn't care that it's rude to stare at people, and relives her bad habit through a ventriloquist dummy that looks like Andy Garcia, that's unacceptable.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
53% The Last Mimzy (2007) It dumbs down sci fi cliché in hopes of reaching a child audience, creating a false sense of wonder.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
18% I Think I Love My Wife (2007) Rock's observations seem authentic. The problem is they aren't especially funny.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 20, 2007
73% Infamous (2006) The triad of performances by Toby Jones, Sandra Bullock and Daniel Craig keep it on its feet, but after a certain point it's stumbling aimlessly.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
31% Running With Scissors (2006) The excruciating display of bohemian spoils wears the word "delightful" in quotation marks, with a theatre accent.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
40% Nacho Libre (2006) Director Jared Hess' weapon of choice is his innocence.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
97% The Queen (2006) It's all strongly performed, and smartly assembled in its scene-to-scene progression, despite Frears' continued disinterest in visual filmmaking‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
37% The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) The third entry in the Fast and the Furious franchise burrows culture shock in dishonesty.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007
74% The Illusionist (2006) An early flashback scene indicates how The Illusionist might have played like The Princess Bride for the tea and scone set. Instead it's just a nobly acted stage mystery.‐ The Coast (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
Posted Mar 15, 2007