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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C+ 78%

Burn After Reading (2008)

"Unlikable characters who do stupid things." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
B 45%

Sex Drive (2008)

"A hilarious movie with a particularly stupid romantic subplot attached." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
D+ 69%

Synecdoche, New York (2008)

"I call B.S." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
C+ 65%

High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008)

"Mostly harmless." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
B+ 65%

Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008)

"Enough major jokes that land that I recommend it for anybody who's not turned off by the premise." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
B 89%

Bolt (2008)

"Super-cute, even though there's not much there." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
B- 48%

Twilight (2008)

"I'm glad it wasn't that bad." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
D 37%

Transporter 3 (2008)

"As a fan of Statham and the Transporter series, it's a massive disappointment. The story makes no sense, and there aren't even very many fight scenes." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
D+ 55%

Australia (2008)

"Did I mention it's really long?" The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
B 67%

Cadillac Records (2008)

"Messy, but with great musical performances." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
B+ 27%

Punisher: War Zone (2008)

"If you can stomach the gore and pick up on the underlying humor, you'll likely have a good time." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
A- 92%

Frost/Nixon (2008)

"It's surprising how well the film works as pure entertainment." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
B+ 52%

Nothing Like the Holidays (2008)

"Enormously appealing characters." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
A- 27%

Seven Pounds (2008)

"Melodramatic and manipulative, but passionate." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
B 62%

Valkyrie (2008)

"Put away the knives aimed at Cruise and just enjoy the solid work he keeps putting out." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
C 14%

The Spirit (2008)

"Is it trying to be a parody of itself?" The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
A- 57%

Defiance (2009)

"Of all the Holocaust movies this season, this one's worth seeing." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
C+ 72%

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008)

"Holds your interest, but it's ultimately pointless, and the ending lets him off the hook." The Cinema Source
Posted Jan 6, 2009
C+ 49%

Towelhead (2007)

"Brings up some interesting points, but it's also too eager to shock and too eager to condemn." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
C- 19%

Righteous Kill (2008)

"Direct Avnet is just plain terrible, and screenwriter Russell Gewirtz (Inside Man) should be ashamed of himself." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
B+ 86%

Ghost Town (2008)

"A funny story with winning performances, and if you look closely, you might even find a surprisingly thoughtful message about grief." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
B 61%

The Duchess (2008)

"More absorbing and honest than your typical costume drama. Fiennes's performance of the painfully antisocial Duke is impeccable." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
B- 36%

Igor (2008)

"I can't really recommend it, but Igor provides all the clever puns and non-sequiturs and hipness that you'd expect from a mid-range computer-animated movie." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
B 54%

Choke (2008)

"It's a mishmash of a lot of cool scenes that don't really build, but those individual scenes are usually terrific." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
B+ 34%

Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

"Little imperfections prevent it from being the classic epic it wants to be, but Lee accomplishes quite a lot here." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
B+ 26%

Eagle Eye (2008)

"A big, happily implausible blockbuster action movie, and on that level it totally succeeds." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
B- 59%

Flash of Genius (2008)

"On its simplified terms of one man against the machine, the movie works, thanks almost entirely to Greg Kinnear's performance." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
B+ 74%

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)

"Cera and Dennings both play more or less real people, much smarter and more thoughtful than your average movie teenagers." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
C- 54%

Body of Lies (2008)

"DiCaprio plays a hero with terrible judgment, while Crowe hams up a pointless part to the detriment of the movie." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
B+ 61%

The Express (2008)

"The Express plays it big and safe and conventional, but really, that just means everybody's going to like it." The Cinema Source
Posted Oct 12, 2008
B+ 41%

Hancock (2008)

"Smith and Bateman are great, and the first half of the movie is terrific. The second half...well, you'll either go with it or you won't." The Cinema Source
Posted Sep 5, 2008
B- 85%

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) (2008)

"The makeup and costumes are great, but for something so otherwise creative, the story is obvious and predictable." The Cinema Source
Posted Sep 5, 2008
B+ 81%

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008)

"Allen actually lets his characters have conversations with each other." The Cinema Source
Posted Sep 5, 2008
B+ 42%

The House Bunny (2008)

"For something that looked as potentially stupid as it did in the trailers, you'll be laughing a heck of a lot." The Cinema Source
Posted Sep 5, 2008
C+ 62%

Hamlet 2 (2008)

"I laughed enough while I watched it, but as I write this review, I realize how shabby it really is. And Marschz is annoying." The Cinema Source
Posted Sep 5, 2008
C+ 39%

Henry Poole Is Here (2008)

"There's a version of Henry Poole is Here that I would've liked to see, and the painful thing is that it's not that far off from the real thing." The Cinema Source
Posted Sep 5, 2008
B+ 64%

Traitor (2008)

"A film that aims to examine Islam in order to separate the true believers from those who have hijacked it for terrorism. (Sound boring? It's also a taut thriller.)" The Cinema Source
Posted Sep 5, 2008
B+ 41%

The Longshots (2008)

"It's rare to see a well-made movie that empowers young girls the way this one does. So who am I to complain about the plot being formulaic?" The Cinema Source
Posted Sep 5, 2008
A 82%

Tropic Thunder (2008)

"It's hilarious, and there are a lot of fun cameos and explosions. Did Stiller just steal comedy back from Apatow?" The Cinema Source
Posted Sep 5, 2008
A 72%

Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) (2007)

"A worthy addition to Holden Caulfield's coming-of-age subgenre of off-kilter teenage boys let loose in big cities. Bell and Myles give terrific performances." The Cinema Source
Posted Sep 5, 2008
D+ 55%

Step Brothers (2008)

"When a 23-year-old male Anchorman fan would rather see a romance with Jenkins and Steenburgen than an R-rated comedy with Ferrell, you know something went horrible wrong." The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 28, 2008
A 94%

The Dark Knight (2008)

"Squaring off the best-ever Batman and the best-ever Joker would've been enough, but director Nolan sticks them inside an ensemble crime saga that should make Scorsese proud." The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 16, 2008
A- 96%

Bigger, Stronger, Faster* (2008)

"The unique point of view -- from a guy who used to take steroids and has two brothers who still do -- is the reason to see this." The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 1, 2008
B+ 87%

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

"A collision of Black's signature humor with a succession of surprisingly awesome fight scenes." The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 1, 2008
B 38%

You Don't Mess With the Zohan (2008)

"There are a handful of legitimately funny jokes, even though -- though it frightens me to say so -- I don't get as excited as I got when I was fifteen." The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 1, 2008
B 67%

The Incredible Hulk (2008)

"I'm still not too enthusiastic about the character, but the film is fast-paced, well-acted, and captures that elusive 'comic book feel.'" The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 1, 2008
C- 18%

The Happening (2008)

"Usually Shyamalan can hide his limitations as a screenwriter behind his skill as a director. Here, that skill fails him as well, and the whole movie falls apart." The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 1, 2008
C 14%

The Love Guru (2008)

"Myers has a borderline-pathological need to mock Verne Troyer's height. It stops being funny quickly." The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 1, 2008
B- 51%

Get Smart (2008)

"Even if you've never watched the TV show in your life, you'll have the nagging feeling that you've seen it all before." The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 1, 2008
B 72%

Wanted (2008)

"It's fun, but it's sillier than The Love Guru." The Cinema Source
Posted Jul 1, 2008
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