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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 16%

Jumper (2008)

"This movie represents more proof that [Hayden] Christensen, without good dialogue and/or good directing, is a thespian adrift without a paddle." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 17, 2008
2.5/4 80%

The Spiderwick Chronicles (2008)

"Makes for a passable family-night excursion. Imaginative enough to satisfy younger viewers, the movie doesn't ever raise the bar for fantasy cinema." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 17, 2008
3.5/4 71%

Definitely, Maybe (2008)

"Easily the best romantic comedy I've seen in years. Never heavy-handed and always honest, the movie is a work of relationship art." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 17, 2008
2.5/4 62%

Diary of the Dead (2007)

"It's hard to tell sometimes whether the cheesy elements are in fact meant to be ironic." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 17, 2008
2/4 22%

Welcome Home Roscoe Jenkins (2008)

"The big surprise is that there's such a general air of a real story at work here that one can almost overlook any comedy shortcomings." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 10, 2008
2/4 15%

Over Her Dead Body (2008)

"Lacking any dramatic energy to support its goofy premise, the movie feels as though it could wind down to a mostly-welcome halt at any moment." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 2, 2008
2.5/4 16%

Untraceable (2008)

"The movie ultimately drops the ball by not taking the higher road of the suspense thriller genre and instead dips its foot too far into the subgenre of torture porn." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 25, 2008
3/4 91%

There Will Be Blood (2007)

"Daniel Day-Lewis is once more a joy to watch, even if he sometimes seems to be pulling at the reins of a forgiving and indulging director." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 21, 2008
1.5/4 22%

Mad Money (2008)

"Mad Money is a first-gear, uninspired comedy that wastes some solid talent (not to mention the audience's time)." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 21, 2008
1.5/4 41%

27 Dresses (2008)

"Unless you're a sucker for romantic movies of any quality, I suspect you'll want to avoid the cliché-ridden, uninventive 27 Dresses." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 21, 2008
3.5/4 77%

Cloverfield (2008)

"An incredibly fun, tense ride. Go see it." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 21, 2008
3/4 40%

The Bucket List (2007)

"The movie rises above its own silliness often and, in the end, does so solidly." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 11, 2008
3.5/4 87%

The Orphanage (2007)

"Director J.A. Bayona has made a horror movie that scared the jeepers out of me and, in the end, left me with moist eyes and a solid lump in the throat." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 11, 2008
1.5/4 13%

First Sunday (2008)

"It's not bad enough that we have one obnoxiously over-the-top character, there are in fact two of them here competing for the dishonor of damaging our collective last nerve." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 11, 2008
1.5/4 0%

One Missed Call (2008)

"One is tempted to wonder whether the actors, producers, and director worked from a plot outline and merely inserted pronouns to come up with something resembling dialogue." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 5, 2008
2/4 24%

P.S. I Love You (2007)

"The romantic parts, overreaching though they sometimes are, work better than the cutesy comedy moments." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 21, 2007
2.5/4 70%

I Am Legend (2007)

"In the end, I like the movie's pros more than I dislike its cons. The atmosphere concocted by the filmmakers ultimately does trump the flaws." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 14, 2007
2/4 42%

The Golden Compass (2007)

"There are far too many characters on the landscape for any of them to get the story development they (or we) deserve." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 7, 2007
3.5/4 93%

No Country for Old Men (2007)

"Javier Bardem's villainous Anton Chigurh rolls through the movie like a force of nature... a tornado inside a hurricane wrapped in a snowstorm at the blistering hot equator." Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 30, 2007
2/4 37%

August Rush (2007)

"The story stumbles and falls two deal-breaking times (as if once wasn't enough)." Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 20, 2007
3/4 71%

Beowulf (2007)

"Beowulf gets to be a smart, layered story by subtly reducing a legendary hero to something resembling manageable human proportions." Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 17, 2007
1.5/4 21%

Eternal (2004)

"The movie wields stylish production but little else." Fantastica Daily
Posted Sep 3, 2005
2.75/4 85%

The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005)

"The 40 Year-Old Virgin may be the movie that puts Steve Carell on the comedy map." Fantastica Daily
Posted Aug 19, 2005
2.75/4 38%

The Skeleton Key (2005)

"The slow, moody build-up doesn't quite earn this particular ending. But it's a pretty cool ending!" Fantastica Daily
Posted Aug 13, 2005
3/4 83%

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

"A triumph of production design and cinematography. There's more than enough to dazzle the eyes and keep our inner child's eyes wide open." Fantastica Daily
Posted Aug 1, 2005
1.75/4 27%

Fantastic Four (2005)

"Too jokey, devoid of awe, and lacking any character in its characters." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jul 11, 2005
3.5/4 74%

War of the Worlds (2005)

"The movie grabs us early, makes us squirm something fierce, and almost frustratingly never lets go till the very end." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 30, 2005
2/4 25%

Bewitched (2005)

"There are virtual signposts throughout, indicating the direction to a movie that could have been great. Unfortunately the filmmakers never take us there." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 25, 2005
3.75/4 84%

Batman Begins (2005)

"Batman Begins is a movie made by people intent on honoring the rich Batman mythology rather than howling with laughter at its mere trappings." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 15, 2005
2.5/4 40%

High Tension (Switchblade Romance) (2005)

"The problem with High Tension is that, when all the cards are laid on the table, the movie feels too much like a statistical inevitability." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 10, 2005
3/4 59%

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)

"For all of the movie's inspired insanity, what keeps the thing grounded are its observations of domestic life, of which the movie never lets us lose sight for long." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 10, 2005
2/4 4%

Darkness (2004)

"Movie-goers are sure to scratch their heads during the tail credits and utter the time-honored philosophical question, 'Huh?'" Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 25, 2005
2/4 20%

The Ring Two (2005)

"We're only at the second entry in the franchise, and I have visions of Freddy vs. Samara showing up somewhere down the line." Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 18, 2005
3/4 64%

Robots (2005)

"Robots is not an all-out wonderful movie, but it is really good. Worth seeing on the big screen, this film should please adults and children alike." Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 12, 2005
2/4 44%

The Jacket (2005)

"Mildly interesting while it's unrolling (some will say "unraveling") before our eyes, The Jacket ultimately doesn't make a lot of sense." Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 4, 2005
1.5/4 10%

The Wedding Date (2005)

"The Wedding Date is bland, awkward, and overly familiar." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 3, 2005
1.5/4 13%

Boogeyman (2005)

"The only audience likely to buy into this nonsense consists of people who are too young to have much experience with movies in general, let alone horror movies." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 3, 2005
1.5/4 8%

White Noise (2005)

"Unoriginal and reliant on cheap scares, White Noise isn't worth your time." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 7, 2005
3.75/4 32%

The Phantom of the Opera (2005)

"This is a masterpiece." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 22, 2004
2/4 52%

Spanglish (2004)

"The movie's better elements are corrupted by the sitcom-level humor, a general lack of narrative momentum, and Tea Leoni's thankless role." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 17, 2004
2.5/4 72%

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004)

"Indeed, it's worth seeing at least once. It's a good looking movie, but, as adaptations go, lacks its own creative spark." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 17, 2004
2.75/4 30%

Flight of the Phoenix (2004)

"The screenplay itself may be on auto-pilot (with dialogue being mostly functional), but the overall tale is a captivating one." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 17, 2004
2.75/4 56%

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

"It's clear to me that this one is about a bunch of actors hamming it up and having a good time... and doing so in such a way that we're invited in on the fun." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 10, 2004
4/4 55%

The Polar Express (2004)

"I myself sat in the theater in awe, with chills running and up down my spine countless times. I can't be sure, but I suspect my mouth was hanging open at times." Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 11, 2004
3.5/4 97%

The Incredibles (2004)

"The Incredibles is perhaps the best Pixar movie to date, and that's really saying something. This is a rip-roaring good time." Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 6, 2004
2.75/4 38%

Birth (2004)

"If you're open to letting the movie just wash over you and do whatever it will, [Birth] has the ability be a rewarding experience. " Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 31, 2004
3.25/4 48%

Saw (2004)

"Nasty and smart at the same time, Saw is definitely worth seeing for those of us who have become cynical about the genre." Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 29, 2004
1.5/4 39%

The Grudge (2004)

"A confusing, unintentionally funny horror movie that is unlikely to imprint its terror mark on the house in which it died (i.e. Hollywood)." Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 24, 2004
2/4 46%

Shall We Dance (2004)

"Despite some interesting ideas and elements, Shall We Dance has too many threads and not enough energy to get us through to the finish." Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 15, 2004
2.5/4 77%

Team America: World Police (2004)

"For better or worse, Team America does have its finger on the pulse of the post-9/11 world." Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 15, 2004
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