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Mary Kalin-Casey

Mary Kalin-Casey
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 19% The Jungle Book 2 (2003) There's enough entertainment value in Jungle Book 2 to make it worth an eventual video rental for youngsters, but it's not worth the effort or cost of going to the theater -- especially for parents.‐
Posted Feb 14, 2003
2.5/4 43% The Recruit (2003) You can get more dramatic complexity, excitement, jaw-dropping plot twists, inter-agent romance, and cool gadgetry for free by looking to TV's Alias and 24 for your next espionage assignment.‐
Posted Jan 30, 2003
4/4 93% The Lion King (1994) There's simply nothing like it.‐
Posted Dec 27, 2002
2/4 78% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003) Instead of exploring this dangerous mind, Clooney plays it safe, making his freshman film deadly dull as a result.‐
Posted Dec 27, 2002
3/4 80% The Wild Thornberrys Movie (2002) If it sounds like The Wild Thornberrys might be a downbeat drama, think again. There's ample humor to balance the serious themes.‐
Posted Dec 19, 2002
1.5/4 85% About Schmidt (2002) There's nothing especially tragic and affecting here, just a bland character coping with some amusing family politics.‐
Posted Dec 13, 2002
2/4 38% Star Trek - Nemesis (2002) Though hardly a ridiculous mess like The Final Frontier, the 10th Trek outing, Nemesis, is as mediocre as the last franchise effort, Insurrection, with little appeal for anyone beyond patient, die-hard fans.‐
Posted Dec 13, 2002
2.5/4 69% Treasure Planet (2002) Anyone who's seen Titan A.E. will have a hard time not feeling deja vu, even though Disney's effort is slightly better.‐
Posted Nov 26, 2002
2.5/4 66% Solaris (2002) After the credits roll, the film leaves nothing to ponder, no big questions about man's relation to the universe, and no questions about the what lies beyond it.‐
Posted Nov 26, 2002
3/4 82% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) From screaming mandrake plants to animal transfiguration to ethereal letters literally hanging in the air, [Columbus'] approach to the books' enchanting elements is marvelous to behold.‐
Posted Nov 14, 2002
3.5/4 75% Frida (2002) Frida not only recounts the story of one of the 20th century's most acclaimed artists, it offers viewers the rare experience of feeling her inspiration as well.‐
Posted Oct 25, 2002
3/4 48% Jackass - The Movie (2002) Incredibly funny.‐
Posted Oct 25, 2002
2/4 64% The Happiness of the Katakuris (2001) Hardcore Miike fans may want to catch this uncharacteristically upbeat curiosity; however, everyone will be much happier without the Katakuris.‐
Posted Oct 24, 2002
3/4 66% Jonah - A VeggieTales Movie (2002) A whale of a good time for both children and parents seeking Christian-themed fun.‐
Posted Oct 19, 2002
3/4 71% The Ring (2002) It deals out more surprises than clichés, and proves to be both entertaining and unsettling.‐
Posted Oct 18, 2002
2/4 61% Tuck Everlasting (2002) Contrary to its title, Tuck is unaffecting and completely forgettable.‐
Posted Oct 10, 2002
2.5/4 14% Pokémon 4Ever (2002) It's a shame that Pokemon 4Ever's dialogue is so trite and flatly delivered because the tale itself presents serious ideas worthy of more poetic language.‐
Posted Oct 10, 2002
1.5/4 18% Trapped (2002) Though there are many tense scenes in Trapped, they prove more distressing than suspenseful.‐
Posted Sep 23, 2002
3/4 60% Crop Circles: Quest for Truth (2002) Gazecki ... offers some compelling information about these mysterious field formations, yet his particular point of view leaves some nagging questions unaddressed.‐
Posted Sep 17, 2002
3.5/4 75% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) At every level, it is crystal-clear that Spy Kids 2 is a labor of love concocted by one ingenious mind.‐
Posted Aug 6, 2002
3/4 74% Signs (2002) Shyamalan understands the power of suggestion better than most directors, showing only as much as necessary to feed the suspense.‐
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1.5/4 30% The Country Bears (2002) Unlike Kermit & Co., the Country Bears are completely devoid of charm.‐
Posted Jul 26, 2002
3/4 81% Stuart Little 2 (2002) Minkoff ... compensates for a lack of narrative and thematic originality with glorious art direction, ample energy, and abundant tongue-in-cheek humor.‐
Posted Jul 19, 2002
3/4 48% Eight Legged Freaks (2002) It's too bad that the drive-in is virtually extinct. Eight Legged Freaks would be perfect on a hot summer night, with all of this silliness offering no end of popcorn-munching fun.‐
Posted Jul 17, 2002
2/4 53% The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (2002) Everything that's worthwhile about Collision Course can already be seen on television.‐
Posted Jul 12, 2002
2.5/4 39% Men in Black II (2002) Men in Black II is just the sort of film that mainstream audiences expect to escape to during the sweltering summer months: It's just funny enough, just clever enough, and it looks just slick enough to pass inspection.‐
Posted Jul 2, 2002
2.5/4 29% Hey Arnold! The Movie (2002) Offers enough compelling dramatic moments and adventure to keep Arnold fans entertained.‐
Posted Jun 27, 2002
3/4 86% Lilo & Stitch (2002) A generally charming and fairly original film.‐
Posted Jun 21, 2002
3.5/4 91% Minority Report (2002) Despite a few dangling plot points, Minority Report actually improves upon Dick's work in its narrative complexity.‐
Posted Jun 20, 2002
2/4 30% Scooby-Doo (2002) A mixed bag. Jinkies!‐
Posted Jun 14, 2002
2/4 57% The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) Oliver Parker's new Earnest adaptation boasts a fine cast capable of delivering the author's flamboyant epigrams, yet even they falter under the director's chaotic vision.‐
Posted May 31, 2002
2.5/4 69% Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron (2002) Stallion of the Cimarron has much to offer horse-loving youngsters.‐
Posted May 23, 2002
3/4 66% Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002) Episode II is certainly flawed, but Lucas gets enough things right to give even disillusioned Star Wars fans new hope for Episode III.‐
Posted May 15, 2002
2.5/4 50% Unfaithful (2002) Adrian Lyne aficionados are likely to be disappointed by his latest film. Why? Because the director's fans typically attend his movies for one of two things -- sex or suspense -- and Unfaithful doesn't have a lot of either.‐
Posted May 9, 2002
3/4 90% Spider-Man (2002) Raimi's effort is fun, funny, and filled with spectacular effects -- and about as good an imagining of Stan Lee and Steve Ditko's web-slinging classic as one could expect.‐
Posted May 3, 2002
2.5/4 62% The Salton Sea (2002) What makes Salton Sea surprisingly engrossing is that Caruso takes an atypically hypnotic approach to a world that's often handled in fast-edit, hopped-up fashion.‐
Posted Apr 26, 2002
1.5/4 19% Jason X (2002) With generic sets and B-grade special effects, Jason is about as convincing on the sci-fi front as TV's defunct Cleopatra 2525.‐
Posted Apr 25, 2002
3.5/4 74% The Cat's Meow (2001) A thoroughly entertaining, mischievous comic romp.‐
Posted Apr 13, 2002
3.5/4 77% Ice Age (2002) Directors Wedge and Carlos Saldanha have done a splendid job of integrating action, adventure, and touching drama with a wide variety of comedic elements.‐
Posted Mar 14, 2002
2/4 29% The Time Machine (2002) ... a waste of time.‐
Posted Mar 8, 2002
2/4 17% Queen of the Damned (2002) ... with every element drained of blood, this Queen is damned.‐
Posted Feb 21, 2002
2/4 42% Big Fat Liar (2002) Acceptable but forgettable entertainment, stunted by its paint-by-numbers plotting and minimal production values.‐
Posted Feb 8, 2002
1.5/4 24% Snow Dogs (2002) Slapstick buffoonery can tickle many a preschooler's fancy, but when it costs a family of four about $40 to see a film in theaters, why spend money on a dog like this when you can rent a pedigree instead?‐
Posted Jan 18, 2002
1.5/4 22% Impostor (2002) Though never boring, Impostor is downright depressing because it's so easy to catch glimpses of the knockout film that lies buried underneath Fleder's mangled direction.‐
Posted Jan 4, 2002
1.5/4 33% Charlotte Gray (2002) Armstrong's deadly dull pacing deflates what inherent suspense lies in Gray's perilous situation.‐
Posted Dec 27, 2001
3/4 75% Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius (2001) While somewhat less inspired than its big-screen competition, this Nickelodeon adventure-comedy proves to be humorous, clever, and engaging -- for children and parents alike.‐
Posted Dec 20, 2001
2.5/4 84% Little Otik (2001) For those who can embrace and enjoy the preposterous while forgiving the ludicrous, Little Otik may make an entertaining bedtime story.‐
Posted Dec 19, 2001
1.5/4 2% Texas Rangers (2001) Texas Rangers is yet another such mediocre cinematic exercise: bullet- and cliche-ridden, shallow in characterization, and unrelentingly dull in its storytelling.‐
Posted Dec 3, 2001
4/4 89% Amélie (2001) Jeunet transforms the often fraught-filled, near-impossible goal of finding love into a wondrous and happily fated adventure.‐
Posted Nov 2, 2001
4/4 96% Monsters, Inc. (2001) Adding another cinematic gem to their collective resume, Pixar proves they can make scary monsters look warm and fuzzy, and make humans feel that way, too.‐
Posted Nov 1, 2001