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Megan Basham

Megan Basham
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
69% Babel (2006) On a practical level it's hard not to see that nearly every calamity in Babel could have been avoided had the characters exercised better judgment‐ WORLD
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52% The Fountain (2006) The film comes in at 95 minutes, yet it makes scant use of even that time, filling scene after scene with confusing (though often beautiful) kaleidoscopic visuals and not nearly enough plot. ‐ WORLD
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46% Bobby (2006) Estevez's hagiography feels simple-minded. That's not to say there weren't achievements to be honored in Robert F. Kennedy's career; Bobby just doesn't bother to do so.‐ WORLD
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66% Apocalypto (2006) There is something different in Gibson's application of violence. The objections seem to lie not just in Gibson's realistic portrayal of cruelty but in the judgment he brings to it.‐ WORLD
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4% Happily N'ever After (2006) Happily N'Ever After only proves that the idea of modernizing the Brothers Grimm for the sake of laughs may have finally jumped the shark.‐ WORLD
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22% Arthur and the Invisibles (Arthur and the Minimoys) (2007) Unquestionably original, watching Arthur and the Invisibles frequently feels like sitting in on an elaborate video game.‐ WORLD
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4% Because I Said So (2007) In the end, while the mixture looks sweet, it goes down decidedly sour.‐ WORLD
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27% Ghost Rider (2007) This strange amalgamation of Texas Ranger lore, NASCAR bravado, and the-Devil-and-Daniel-Webster trickery keeps the campy fun revving just enough that you can't completely hate it.‐ WORLD
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58% The Astronaut Farmer (2006) While The Astronaut Farmer may occasionally get its priorities mixed up, it is refreshing to spend some time with a movie that acknowledges the unique role that men play in families-a role that cannot be filled by any of today's trendy substitutes.‐ WORLD
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14% Wild Hogs (2007) When the film isn't trading on an endless parade of gay jokes, it's focusing on an unfunny, unoriginal subplot in which the group must face off with a gang of biker bad guys.‐ WORLD
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10% Pathfinder (2007) Without a relatable or sympathetic character in its lineup, Pathfinder is a blunt object designed to beat the audience over the head with gore until even the most sensitive viewer is left yawning at the ugliness.‐ WORLD
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28% Next (2007) The concept behind it is fine, but the execution is terrible.‐ WORLD
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71% 28 Weeks Later... (2007) Calling it an unadulterated exercise in nihilism might be an understatement.‐ WORLD
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44% Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End (2007) A pirate's appeal is based in large part on his status as a renegade. But Verbinski gives us pirate codes, law books, and congresses-hardly the stuff of swashbuckling lore.‐ WORLD
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90% Knocked Up (2007) The very fact that some clearly juvenile filmmakers have hit on the truth that a baby in the womb is as much a life as the one cradled in its mother's arms is encouraging.‐ WORLD
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55% Mr. Brooks (2007) However hellish Brooks' acts might be, we admire how coolly he executes them. So rather than wish jail or worse on Mr. Brooks, the audience joins him in reveling in how neatly he disposes of his victims. Hollywood is, after all, so good at what it does.‐ WORLD
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79% Surf's Up (2007) On the surface, this may not sound like a particularly original idea, but director Ash Brannon handles the "documentary" framing device so well, adults may forget they are watching a cartoon. ‐ WORLD
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50% Nancy Drew (2007) As played by Emma Roberts, Nancy boasts a plucky self-assuredness that inspires rather than annoys. ‐ WORLD
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14% I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry (2007) It's ironic that a film that claims to celebrate tolerance would paint all believers with that unfair brush.‐ WORLD
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79% 1408 (2007) 1408 feels like a classic, well-acted haunted house tale. It may not go very deep with some of the bigger questions it asks, but it is interesting that it bothers to ask them.‐ WORLD
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92% The Bourne Ultimatum (2007) Bourne's aim may be righteous, but it is also most definitely self-serving.‐ WORLD
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76% Stardust (2007) While Stardust might not be a good choice for a family outing, it's not a bad choice for date night.‐ WORLD
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89% 3:10 to Yuma (2007) With its great acting, great pacing, and crackerjack storyline, Yuma is not only fun, it is surprisingly moral.‐ WORLD
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51% The Kingdom (2007) In spite of a couple of misstep -- like a tacked-on ending and a few too many one-liners --The Kingdom is a serious movie for serious times.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
No Score Yet Planet in Peril (2007) Not to say that there aren't legitimate debates about mankind's responsibility to the earth. But CNN has taken us a step backward in those debates, not forward.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Oct 12, 2018
21% Fred Claus (2007) The biggest problem with Fred Claus isn't that it's not very good, it's that it pulls a bait-and-switch on parents expecting to see Hollywood's favorite bad boy in a film they can feel comfortable taking their kids to. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
42% The Golden Compass (2007) Weitzman hits all the book's plot points without ginning up any of its corresponding emotion. ‐ WORLD
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74% The Water Horse: Legend of the Deep (2007) Though it does occasionally stumble into predictable territory, The Water Horse succeeds because it relies on story as much as spectacle. ‐ WORLD
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37% Rambo (Rambo IV) (2008) Unfortunately... while Rocky Balboa deepened and expanded an iconic character, Rambo creates an even bloodier caricature of the one-man army many viewers remember.‐ WORLD
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35% Vantage Point (2008) The most intrusive of these problems is the acting. ‐ WORLD
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78% Miss Pettigrew Lives for a Day (2008) However fanciful the happy endings are (and there must always be happy endings in this type of production), thanks to McDormand and a sweet, snappy script we believe and celebrate every moment of them.‐ WORLD
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8% 10,000 B.C. (2008) It is inconceivable that filmmakers as experienced as Emmerich and his team didn't know they were making a bad movie. ‐ WORLD
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33% Meet The Browns (2008) Though Browns contains less proselytizing than Perry's previous productions, it is better off for it.‐ WORLD
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52% Leatherheads (2008) The audience most likely to enjoy this film-fans of classic romantic comedies like It Happened One Night and His Girl Friday to which Leatherheads pays homage-are most likely to be put off by a smattering of obscenities. ‐ WORLD
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64% The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) Is this Hollywood championing relativism, or is it just lazy writing? ‐ WORLD
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84% Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) It would be dishonest to say that the story... doesn't generate a few laughs. But anyone who isn't numb to every kind of offensive content will cringe at what comes between them.‐ WORLD
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67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) It's a rare thing for a film populated by fantastical creatures to elicit genuine emotion.‐ WORLD
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77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) While there's no denying that Crystal Skull succeeds as a summer popcorn flick, it won't follow in Raiders' footsteps by becoming a classic audiences will want to watch again and again for years to come.‐ WORLD
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88% Millions (2005) To say Millions is a lovely parable would almost do it a disservice, as that suggests that it succeeds more as a moral lesson than as the charming, funny, and touching bit of entertainment that it is.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
70% The Goonies (1985) With a story by Steven Spielberg, it's like being able to share the fun of Indiana Jones with your kids without all the monkey brains and eyeball soup.‐ WORLD
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79% Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008) By [the end] point, the gentle humor and selfless sentiment of the film has done its work, and you're likely to walk away with some uplifting life lessons to discuss with your kids.‐ WORLD
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38% Swing Vote (2008) What keeps Swing Vote from being good isn't politics, it's lazy plot devices.‐ WORLD
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89% A Star Is Born (2018) Nearly every moment of A Star Is Born feels real and specific. Often painfully so.‐ WORLD
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67% Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer (2018) Perhaps we should be glad that mainstream Hollywood, just like the mainstream media, had no interest in this story. It's almost impossible to believe they would have told it so well.‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Oct 11, 2018
62% Brideshead Revisited (2008) Director Julian Jarrold and screenwriters Andrew Davies and Jeremy Brock seem to have no idea how to interpret their source material. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
39% Henry Poole Is Here (2008) It is a quiet, introspective story that, clumsily at some times and heartbreakingly at others, explores a broken man's search for meaning and the gift of faith.‐ WORLD
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78% Burn After Reading (2008) Quite a downer concept for a comedy, however black. Which is probably why it isn't very funny.‐ WORLD
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85% Ghost Town (2008) Kinnear plays smarmy well enough and the rest of the cast turn in serviceable performances, but it is Gervais and Leoni who take a patchwork quilt of a romance and make it a comedy worth seeing. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
11% An American Carol (2008) American Carol is [Zucker's] first attempt to merge his newfound worldview with his work. Unfortunately, he swings at so many progressive targets, the punches he does land aren't backed by enough force. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018
78% Role Models (2008) The cringe-inducing moments... will offend anyone who isn't an adolescent (or adolescent-minded) boy and will likely keep Rudd from seeing the same success Black experienced. ‐ WORLD
Read More | Posted Oct 10, 2018