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Mary Kalin-Casey

Mary Kalin-Casey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 64% Bandits (2001) At 123 drawn-out minutes, Bandits is anything but lively.‐
Posted Oct 11, 2001
2.5/4 29% Max Keeble's Big Move (2001) Adds nothing especially notable to the pantheon of kids' cinema but offers ample, good-natured laughs for the 'tween' set.‐
Posted Oct 5, 2001
3/4 64% Zoolander (2001) A delightfully stupid farce that mocks highbrow style with lowbrow laughs.‐
Posted Sep 28, 2001
2.5/4 52% Rock Star (2001) Wahlberg projects the same vulnerability mixed with testosterone that he's displayed in his best-fit roles.‐
Posted Sep 7, 2001
3/4 30% Bubble Boy (2001) Both sweet and satirical, with a naïve hero in the mold of Tim Burton's more tragically tinged Edward Scissorhands.‐
Posted Aug 24, 2001
2/4 21% John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001) Carpenter seems unaware of just how many unsolicited laughs he's generating.‐
Posted Aug 23, 2001
3/4 14% American Outlaws (2001) Entertains the way a summer matinee movie should, with an agreeable blend of romance, action, humor, and a likeable cast.‐
Posted Aug 17, 2001
2.5/4 55% Osmosis Jones (2001) As plentiful and punny as the host of biological jokes are, the whole animated crime caper plays like a Cartoon Network show you have to shell out $9 to see.‐
Posted Aug 9, 2001
3/4 50% Jurassic Park III (2001) Jurassic Park III may be extinct from memory before you leave the multiplex, but it's still dino-mite summer movie fare.‐
Posted Jul 18, 2001
3/4 44% Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) Plays more like an expanded short story than a full-blown novel, but it's still a game worth playing.‐
Posted Jul 10, 2001
2/4 54% Cats & Dogs (2001) Rather than offer a pedigree blend of comedy and action, Cats & Dogs is just another summertime movie mutt.‐
Posted Jul 3, 2001
3/4 49% Atlantis - The Lost Empire (2001) It's grand yet cold; it's derivative without a sense of homage; it's fast-moving yet tedious; and its overreaching in the name of depth keeps it incredibly shallow.‐
Posted Jun 8, 2001
3/4 54% The Golden Bowl (2000) Swift and downright suspenseful at times, yet lacking in the wealth of subtleties and depth of character which mark their finest works.‐
Posted May 18, 2001
3.5/4 88% Shrek (2001) Not just a good 'kids' film,' but a genuinely funny comedy.‐
Posted May 18, 2001
3.5/4 78% Keep the River on Your Right (2000) In following this human's tale for five years, the Shapiros now share the pleasure of having Tobias on their right.‐
Posted May 14, 2001
3/4 73% Tuvalu (2002) Gorgeous to look at and brimming with humor, Tuvalu is dreamy, creative, and highly romantic.‐
Posted May 4, 2001
3/4 13% Town & Country (2000) A film with major stars, ample humor, meaningful themes, and significant adult appeal.‐
Posted Apr 27, 2001
2.5/4 53% Josie and the Pussycats (2001) Diverting, furry fluff, and just-amusing-enough for summer cinema.‐
Posted Apr 11, 2001
2.5/4 31% Along Came a Spider (2001) Spider revisits too many worn-out tuffets.‐
Posted Apr 5, 2001
3.5/4 93% Spy Kids (2001) Right from the start, Rodriguez peppers his film with a delightful potpourri of elements.‐
Posted Mar 30, 2001
2.5/4 53% Heartbreakers (2001) The cast of Heartbreakers adeptly deliver their ongoing retorts -- keeping the laughs coming at a steady pace despite a slow-moving and overlong story.‐
Posted Mar 23, 2001
1.5/4 33% 15 Minutes (2001) Herzfeld's heavy-handed and uneven parable about the cycle of bloodlust, spotlight-seeking, and vulgar entertainment is trite and shallow.‐
Posted Mar 9, 2001
3/4 56% The Mexican (2001) A quirky melange that defies simple definition and stands to be one of the most offbeat romantic comedies ever crafted.‐
Posted Mar 2, 2001
1.5/4 23% See Spot Run (2001) Eight-year-olds will undoubtedly be on the floor when this scene is over, but every slapstick sequence feels like an uninspired retread of less potty-minded kiddie fare from the Disney live-action movie-mill of the '60s and '70s.‐
Posted Mar 1, 2001
2/4 61% Recess: School's Out (2001) Wee series fans should find enough of their favorite characters to entertain.‐
Posted Feb 16, 2001
2.5/4 81% Pollock (2000) Feels like a visual sampling of the artist's life, rather than a revealing exploration of the person behind the creative and cultural legend.‐
Posted Feb 7, 2001
3/4 78% The Pledge (2001) The length and rhythms of each scene flow so naturally that time seems to exist on-screen as a true mirror of reality.‐
Posted Jan 19, 2001
2/4 24% Antitrust (2001) Replete with overblown touches that offer ample unintended laughs.‐
Posted Jan 17, 2001
1/4 53% The Family Man (2000) While this surrogate existence is one that the filmmakers encourage Jack to accept, it's also one they repeatedly mock, sending mixed messages about what actually makes living worthwhile.‐
Posted Dec 22, 2000
2.5/4 85% The Emperor's New Groove (2000) [Frames] an entire story around a one-note, shtick-based gnat better suited for occasional scene-stealing than prolonged audience sympathy.‐
Posted Dec 15, 2000
3/4 75% Rugrats in Paris - The Movie (2000) A meaningful tale that should resonate even for the most jaded older viewers.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 90% Galaxy Quest (1999) At its heart, this a fluffy genre parody that knows exactly what it is and economically fulfills the mandate of its limited goals without veering off toward the grating self-indulgence of Spaceballs.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 69% Keeping the Faith (2000) Thought-provoking material.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 19% Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000) Yet its story moves along with efficiency.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 11% Highlander: Endgame (2000) Too many time trips detract from the present, and their comic shenanigans border on embarrassing.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 10% The Watcher (2000) Joe Charbanic relies far too heavily on superficial visual concepts and dilutes any built-up tension with distracting songs.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 81% X-Men (2000) It has style, substance, and soul.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 16% Whatever It Takes (2000) Despite its formulaic plot and all-too-tired themes, this John Hughes-movie wannabe has just enough quirky charm to compensate for its generic story.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 47% The Perfect Storm (2000) Its final scenes milk emotion so blatantly that Petersen puts Steven Spielberg to shame.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 35% Where the Heart Is (2000) Though Natalie Portman buoys the film with her heartfelt turn as the naïve heroine Novalee Nation, this cloying portrait of personal transformation has all the impact of a TV movie -- dotted with Wal-Mart commercials.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2.5/4 52% Bounce (2000) Despite some failings along the way, the film builds toward his and the actors' strengths; by its closing scenes, Bounce bounces back.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 46% Up at the Villa (2000) Thomas and Penn are perfect for their roles.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 88% Tarzan (1999) A tightly knit roller-coaster ride of treetop excitement.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
2/4 40% Big Daddy (1999) Two disparate films for the price of one.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 46% Where the Money Is (2000) With its plodding blend of heist humor and geriatric guffaws, this insipid crime caper wastes the talents of screen legend Paul Newman and one-time up-and-comer Linda Fiorentino.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 81% Wonder Boys (2000) Tempering bad-boy gusto with vulnerability, humor, and a dash of wisdom, Downey again displays his substantial charisma and skill -- gifts all too often wasted in a jail cell.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3.5/4 78% Requiem for a Dream (2000) More than a mere poster-piece for D.A.R.E., this Dream is a spiritual nightmare.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 95% Best in Show (2000) This Show gets a blue ribbon.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
3/4 55% The Little Vampire (2000) Offers a few more treats than tricks.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000
1.5/4 41% The Ninth Gate (1999) This supernatural mystery is an uneventful, drawn-out, and colossally disappointing return to the screen for the once-compelling director.‐
Posted Jan 1, 2000