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Michael Dance
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
B 17% Sleepwalking (2008) The let's-take-a-road-trip method of character healing has been done to death, but unlike Little Miss Sunshine, James & Tara are made up of more than just cute quirks.‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 4, 2008
B 50% Doomsday (2008) It's a mishmash of homages to writer/director Neil Marshall's favorite B movies. That doesn't make it bad at all, though; it ends up being quite entertaining. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 4, 2008
B- 73% Under the Same Moon (2008) There are only three types of [legal] U.S. citizens in the film: cartoonish rich elitists, drug addicts, and whiny young Chicanos who've shunned their Mexican heritage. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 4, 2008
B+ 36% 21 (2008) The vast majority of 21 is pure fun; I would've loved to give it an unqualified rave, so its flaws are especially annoying. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 4, 2008
C 48% Run Fatboy Run (2007) [The protagonist is] a petty, unlikable loser. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 4, 2008
B+ 87% Shine a Light (2008) Shine a Light is at once an ode to [Scorsese's] longtime muses, a look at the arc of their career, and a rollicking concert film. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 4, 2008
B- 47% My Blueberry Nights (2007) My Blueberry Nights plays much like a dream; different vignettes fade into each other ... [but] nothing ever quite adds up.‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 4, 2008
A- 79% Body of War (2008) The lack of ego and relatively little self-pity [wheelchair-bound Tomas] Young has is astounding. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 4, 2008
B+ 49% Smart People (2008) This is yet another indie populated by quirky characters %u2013 it's no surprise that it came out of Sundance %u2013 but for once, it doesn't overdo the quirk, minus a few exceptions. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 3, 2008
B 65% The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) An unapologetically old-fashioned fantasy ... solid enough entertainment for grown-ups, but something that many kids will absolutely adore. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 3, 2008
C+ 64% Baby Mama (2008) On one level, it's unfair to penalize a pretty decent movie for not being a great movie, but then again, Fey has proved time and time again that she can do better than this. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 3, 2008
B 53% Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay (2008) A surprisingly 'post-9/11' movie, it combines typical stoner humor with a plot about ethnic profiling, torture, and War on Terror paranoia. But, like, in a funny way. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 3, 2008
B- 74% Son of Rambow (2007) A number of young boys attended the screening I went to, and none of them seemed to be quite sure when they were supposed to laugh. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 3, 2008
A- 94% Iron Man (2008) Jon Favreau is the real deal. The actor-turned-director shows us, with Iron Man, that he has a major talent in exploiting what fundamentally pumps audiences up. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 3, 2008
A- 67% The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (2008) In the novel, all the back story is clumsily dumped in the first few chapters ... in the movie, it's structured a lot more logically, and cinematically. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 3, 2008
C+ 30% The Children of Huang Shi (2008) [Rhys-Meyers's performance is] the perfect microcosm for the entire film: capable but bland. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 3, 2008
B+ 30% War, Inc. (2008) It's a lot more dystopian than I thought it would be, at times reminiscent of something as nutty as Brazil.‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 3, 2008
B 77% Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) With at least eight screenwriters hired to work on different drafts over the years ... it's a minor miracle that the finished film works as well as it does. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Jun 3, 2008
D 5% 88 Minutes (2008) A skilled director could take the same exact script from 88 Minutes, change maybe three or four lines, and shoot it as a spoof movie. It's that close to self-parody. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Apr 17, 2008
A- 36% Street Kings (2008) The movie boils down to a lot of tough-talking men trying to out-tough-talk each other. It's well-staged action stitched together by nonstop pissing-match dialogue. ‐ The Cinema Source
Posted Apr 17, 2008