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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
1.5/4 10%

Taxi (2004)

"Taxi is a dreadful mess. The comedy is frustratingly uninspired, and the leads are never convincing." Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 8, 2004
3.5/4 92%

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

"It's the best example that I can think of where a zombie flick has such fleshy characters and (wow) character development." Fantastica Daily
Posted Sep 23, 2004
1.5/4 21%

Resident Evil: Apocalypse (2004)

"...consists of a premise and the resulting countless action scenes, with plot and dialogue only being stumbling blocks that [screenwriter] Anderson cannot seem to navigate." Fantastica Daily
Posted Sep 11, 2004
2/4 25%

Wicker Park (2004)

"Honestly I'm tempted to see Wicker Park again, because I suspect the movie as a whole may work better as a comedy than as a suspense thriller." Fantastica Daily
Posted Sep 5, 2004
1.5/4 21%

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004)

"Boring vs. Stupid might have been a better name, because I'm not sure which adjective is the more fitting to this nonsense." Fantastica Daily
Posted Aug 13, 2004
1.5/4 19%

Thunderbirds (2004)

"[The] adults are all one-note caricatures, seemingly less real than their original marionette counterparts." Fantastica Daily
Posted Aug 3, 2004
2.75/4 43%

The Village (2004)

"Flaws and all, this movie is significantly more interesting than most Hollywood movies." Fantastica Daily
Posted Aug 3, 2004
2.5/4 81%

The Manchurian Candidate (2004)

"The Manchurian Candidate has its virtues, and is okay as remakes go, but the film doesn't really compare favorably when held up against the original." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jul 30, 2004
1.5/4 9%

Catwoman (2004)

"The best thing that I can say about it is that at least Halle Berry has an Oscar and will probably survive this act of poor judgment." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jul 22, 2004
2.75/4 58%

I, Robot (2004)

"Plot point surprises and fun robot battles keep things ticking right along." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jul 16, 2004
3/4 66%

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy (2004)

"Equal parts sketch comedy and Monty Python-style absurdity, Anchorman is a showcase for Will Ferrell's brand of strangeness." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jul 9, 2004
3/4 93%

Spider-Man 2 (2004)

"Spider-Man 2 shows that this could be a wonderfully layered series and not just typical cotton candy summer blockbuster sequel fare." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 30, 2004
3/4 61%

The Terminal (2004)

"Its strengths, including Tom Hanks' convincing and confident performance, outweigh any weaknesses." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 18, 2004
1.5/4 70%

Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004)

"Filled with one-note performances (that quickly wear out their welcome) and mean-spirited humor, the movie at times aspires to the depths of absolute abomination." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 18, 2004
1.75/4 31%

Around the World in 80 Days (2004)

"Too silly for a sense of adventure, and too awkward for comedy, Around the World in 80 Days is a nauseating mistake." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 16, 2004
2/4 29%

The Chronicles of Riddick (2004)

"Vin Diesel is still likable, but he needs to expand his horizons beyond this kind of intellectual mediocrity." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 10, 2004
3.25/4 91%

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004)

"Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban is just good, well-produced, creative, dark, eye-popping fun." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 4, 2004
2.25/4 45%

The Day After Tomorrow (2004)

"The characters are caricatures, and movie-goers who like depth in their characters will find little to hold on to, thus defeating much of the emotional intention of the film." Fantastica Daily
Posted May 29, 2004
2.75/4 54%

Troy (2004)

"This movie is Brad Pitt's most visually energetic bid for Hollywood immortality." Fantastica Daily
Posted May 14, 2004
1.5/4 23%

Van Helsing (2004)

"Van Helsing tries to be too many things %u2013 homage, action movie, special effects exercise, and comedy %u2013 and it's never really any of these things." Fantastica Daily
Posted May 7, 2004
2.75/4 39%

Man on Fire (2004)

"This is the movie that The Punisher should have been." Fantastica Daily
Posted Apr 23, 2004
2.75/4 64%

13 Going on 30 (2004)

"13 Going on 30 manages to be cute, funny, and sweet. The more romantically-inclined members of the audience won't even mind the déjà vu." Fantastica Daily
Posted Apr 23, 2004
2.5/4 44%

Connie and Carla (2004)

"Of course, the premise is ridiculous, but clearly points the way to some silly situations, and does get some decent mileage." Fantastica Daily
Posted Apr 15, 2004
4/4 84%

Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)

"One of the coolest things about the script is that David Carradine gets to navigate it with the coolest cool of his entire career." Fantastica Daily
Posted Apr 15, 2004
2/4 22%

Taking Lives (2004)

"Ethan Hawke is the stand-out best element of Taking Lives. But the film offers few surprises, and that's a crime among suspense thrillers." Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 19, 2004
2.75/4 75%

Dawn of the Dead (2004)

"Not as good as 28 Days Later, but better than it has any realistic expectation of being." Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 19, 2004
1.5/4 13%

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (2004)

"Seems to have been thrown together haphazardly to cash in on the modest success of the first film. In doing so, it may just put a quick end to the franchise." Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 12, 2004
2/4 46%

Secret Window (2004)

"The movie is neither half as spooky as it wants to be, nor nearly as smart as it thinks it is." Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 12, 2004
1.5/4 64%

Starsky & Hutch (2004)

"There is no comedic creativity at work in Starsky & Hutch. None." Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 4, 2004
1.5/4 1%

Twisted (2004)

"You might wonder when Ashley [Judd] is going to reach her breaking point for wearing out this particular genre. Well, that breaking point has arrived. This is it." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 26, 2004
2/4 46%

Eurotrip (2003)

"The movie has a certain general energy, which is unfortunately thwarted by its own attempts at being funny." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 20, 2004
2/4 13%

Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen (2004)

"The various plot threads zig and zag so recklessly that they seem to bump heads and bounce back a few times." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 20, 2004
2/4 12%

Against the Ropes (2004)

"This movie just sits there, with a terminal case of blah." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 20, 2004
2/4 13%

Welcome to Mooseport (2004)

"Woefully bland. The movie should have gone straight-to-cable." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 20, 2004
2.25/4 44%

50 First Dates (2004)

"The central theme of love is forever in the shadow of a sadistic kind of disgust manifested towards people who are different." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 12, 2004
2.25/4 12%

Catch That Kid (2004)

"Don't even get me started on the idiotic goings-on of the building's internal security team, led by an embarrassingly unfunny James Le Gros." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 6, 2004
2.75/4 80%

Miracle (2004)

"An inspirational, true story that doesn't push any particular cinematic envelopes but gets the job done." Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 6, 2004
1.75/4 16%

You Got Served (2004)

"You Got Served is the new Breakin' 2: Electric Boogaloo. Tired and silly premise, poorly conceived." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 29, 2004
1.75/4 16%

The Big Bounce (2004)

"How could a movie so slow-moving also have the nerve to deliver an utter weakling of an ending?" Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 29, 2004
3/4 78%

Bubba Ho-Tep (2003)

"Bubba Ho-Tep is a small, funny movie that has some sensitive (and funny) things to say about aging. Catch it if you can." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 29, 2004
2.5/4 52%

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton! (2004)

"Kate Bosworth is the best thing here, and the movie is only interesting because she shines." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 22, 2004
3/4 33%

The Butterfly Effect (2004)

"It all builds to an unexpected but logical and satisfying ending." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 22, 2004
2/4 23%

Torque (2004)

"I can't actually recommend the movie, but there is a cheesiness about the whole thing that can be interesting, depending on one's mood or proclivities." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 16, 2004
2.75/4 74%

Calendar Girls (2003)

"It'll obviously appeal most to its target audience, but it's worth taking a look at for anyone who wants to have a good number of chuckles." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 10, 2004
2.5/4 19%

Chasing Liberty (2004)

"While the movie is every bit as fluffy as I expected, it's also more energetic than I would've guessed." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 9, 2004
3.25/4 71%

Cold Mountain (2003)

"[A] gritty and beautiful love story, not for the faint of heart." Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 5, 2004
2.5/4 75%

House of Sand and Fog (2003)

"These people make poor, selfish (or self-involved) choices at every turn. A Reservoir Dogs-style outcome would have actually been satisfying to this viewer." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 19, 2003
4/4 95%

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)

"The trilogy, leaving no loose ends, is almost more satisfying than we have any right to expect from Hollywood." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 15, 2003
3.25/4 71%

Something's Gotta Give (2003)

"Jack Nicholson seems to be going the way of Tom Cruise, in that his participation in movies suddenly seems to be about his own search for self-awareness and enlightenment." Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 12, 2003
2/4 21%

Honey (2003)

"The movie doesn't make us feel a presence of lifestyle desperation. Nor do we get a glimpse of inner passion striving to make itself heard. In short, what's the movie's point?" Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 4, 2003
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