Michael Szymanski

Michael Szymanski

""What good is sitting all alone in your room?""

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

Biography:
Mike is a freelance film critic who sees about 400 films a year. He lives in Hollywood right smack between the biggest movie complex in the world at Universal Studios and the most well-known movie theater in the world Grauman's Chinese Theatre. He writes for Scifi.com, Hollywood.com, Wordmag.com and has written for the Los Angeles Times, Zap2it.com, Entertainment Weekly and E! Online.
Favorites:
Casablanca Star Wars Grease
Publications:
FilmStew.com , Hollywood.com , International Press Academy , Sci Fi Wire , Sci-Fi Weekly , Wordmag.com , Zap2it.com
Total Reviews:
1459
Total QuickRatings:
1001
Location:
Hollywood, Calif.

Listing Of All Reviews & Articles

Showing 101 - 150 of 1459
Rating T-Meter Title | Year Add Date
3/5 83% The Execution Of Wanda Jean (2002) " Gripping documentary..." — Zap2it.com
Posted Nov 25, 2005
3/4 93% The Squid and the Whale (2005) " All of the performances are stellar, including Oscar-caliber performances from Daniels and Linney. But just like Kramer vs. Kramer, it's the little kid who steals the show." — Hollywood.com
Posted Nov 23, 2005
B 36% Chicken Little (2005) " The chicken and his dad seem to feel a bit like Foghorn Leghorn from the Warner Brothers cartoon" — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Nov 23, 2005
B 75% Zathura (2005) " When two kids discover a futuristic board game in the basement, the results prove to be out of this world" — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Nov 23, 2005
3.5/4 84% Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) " As one of the best noir crime thrillers since L.A. Confidential, Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is also going to make you laugh and laugh." — Hollywood.com
Posted Nov 4, 2005
3/4 45% The Thing About My Folks (2005) " It's a slow enjoyable ride where you aren't asking "are we there yet?" all the way through it." — Hollywood.com
Posted Nov 4, 2005
B- 95% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) " An Oscar-winning comedy duo finally debuts in a feature film, and it's just as harebrained as you'd expec" — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Nov 4, 2005
C+ 19% Doom (2005) " After something goes horribly wrong at a science lab, Martian monsters get to smell what The Rock is cookin'" — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Nov 4, 2005
—— Misc: American Film Institute Awards " Despite being sick as a dog, actor Joaquin Phoenix accompanies co-star Reese Witherspoon and director James Mangold for the Los Angeles premiere of Walk the Line." — FilmStew.com
Posted Nov 4, 2005
2/5 36% Saw II (2005) " When you feel most sorry for Jigsaw when it's all over with, there's maybe something wrong." — Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 27, 2005
2/5 2% King's Ransom (2005) " Anthony Anderson shows he can star in a movie without a kangaroo in this kidnapping plan gone crazy." — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 17, 2005
3.5/4 —— Jerry Lewis - The Legendary Jerry Lewis Collection (2005) " The 10-disc set with extras is filled with Lewis antics..." — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 17, 2005
4/5 —— My Friend Irma/My Friend Irma Goes West (2005) " It's the first time that Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis bring their comedy act to film..." — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 17, 2005
2/5 —— Postcards from Buster - Buster's Outdoor Journeys (2005) " The "Postcard from Buster" series allows kids to experience the world, and this is some great U.S. outdoor adventure." — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 15, 2005
B- 58% Cypher (2002) " An under-the-radar sci-fi action thriller..." — Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 15, 2005
B —— Phoenix And The Carpet (2005) " A magical sweet children's story..." — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 15, 2005
A- 93% No Direction Home: Bob Dylan (2005) " One of the best music documentaries ever of one of the most unusual musicians ever..." — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 15, 2005
4/5 —— Sharks, Flipper And Lopaka (2005) " The boys in the family are going to love it!" — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 15, 2005
5/5 —— Alias - The Complete Fourth Season (2005) " Very simply the best series on TV, and this is a great season..." — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 15, 2005
4/5 67% Detective Story (1951) " A classic film by William Wyler with memorable roles..." — Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 15, 2005
4/5 —— Empires - Holy Warriors: Richard the Lionheart and Saladin (2005) " A perfect window into the historic origins of the clash of Muslims and Christians..." — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 15, 2005
B- —— All Grown Up - R.V. Having Fun Yet? (2005) " The interactive road trip game is great! Does your RV have a DVD player?" — Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 15, 2005
3/5 —— Lazy Town - Surprise Santa (2005) " It's good clean kid fun!" — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 15, 2005
4/5 100% The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946) " A forgotten classic with great stars, get reminded..." — Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 15, 2005
4/5 —— The Cabinet of Caligari (1962) " It's very creepy..." — Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 15, 2005
D —— Hilarious House of Frightenstein " Poor Vincent Price took a sad career turn in the 1970s..." — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Oct 15, 2005
3/4 13% Boogeyman (2005) " For a good, healthy PG-13 scare, Boogeyman is fun for the whole family -- just don't bring kids who are too young." — Zap2it.com
Posted Oct 15, 2005
4/5 44% National Treasure (2004) " The treasure hunt is cool in this DVD, it's a whole game of numbers and quizzes go get to some of the Easter eggs." — Wordmag.com
Posted Oct 14, 2005
4/5 64% Robots (2005) " Priceless special effects of the cast talking about doing the voices of these mechanical 'bots with a heart..." — International Press Academy
Posted Oct 14, 2005
3.5/4 90% Capote (2005) " It could earn Oscar for the talented Philip Seymour Hoffman who brings the man, the myth and legend to life." — Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 11, 2005
2/4 75% In Her Shoes (2005) " For the guys, this movie may be just as painful as going shoe shopping with a lady friend. Yet, it's refreshing to see Shirley MacLaine still has a bit of Irma la Douce left in her." — Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 8, 2005
b —— Over There (2005) " The timely ground-breaking series is the first time that a drama about a war is going on while the U.S. is still waging the war ..." — Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 6, 2005
4/5 64% Bride and Prejudice (2005) " The Austen story is a true delight..." — Wordmag.com
Posted Oct 6, 2005
B- —— Married...With Children - The Complete Fourth Season (2005) " Politically incorrect and crude jokes have steered the success of this show..." — International Press Academy
Posted Sep 25, 2005
A- 83% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) " This is a death story that's fun for the whole family. It's typical Burton, and that's what makes it so subversively fine..." — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Sep 25, 2005
B+ —— Max & Ruby - Max and Ruby's Halloween (2005) " A holiday delight." — International Press Academy
Posted Sep 23, 2005
4/5 —— Tales of the Unexpected - Set 1 (2004) " This chilling series is worthy of owning if you love true-life ghost stories and mysteries... " — International Press Academy
Posted Sep 23, 2005
—— Gray Matter (2004) " A riveting documentary..." — Wordmag.com
Posted Sep 23, 2005
2.5/4 47% Green Street Hooligans (2005) " Pretty-boy-turned-gang-leader Charlie Hunnam offers a career performance... " — Hollywood.com
Posted Sep 21, 2005
A 66% Everything is Illuminated (2005) " One of the most beautiful, personal stories at the Toronto Film Festival this year..." — Hollywood.com
Posted Sep 21, 2005
B+ 7% Undiscovered (2005) " A nice portrayal by Ashlee of a wanna-be rocker, in a music story in L.A. without drugs!" — Hollywood.com
Posted Sep 21, 2005
D 11% The Cave (2005) " If you like cold, dark, claustrophobic spaces, I highly recommend you go rediscover The Abyss. If that doesn't work, just go hole yourself up in a closet!" — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2005
B+ 56% Just Like Heaven (2005) " Ever wonder about having a relationship with someone who would just disappear every so often? Well, that materializes here-and sometimes it doesn't look too bad" — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2005
A- 73% Sky High (2005) " I never thought I'd say it, but I can't wait until this is turned into a TV series..." — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2005
C- 41% Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) " Hopefully, this movie will neither encourage the trend of guys naming their cars -- or body parts -- nor bring back the VW bug..." — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2005
68% The Assassination of Richard Nixon (2004) Zap2it.com
Posted Sep 3, 2005
5/5 100% Desperate Housewives - The Complete First Season (2005) " One of the most hot, funny, incindiery, innovative TV shows about American family suburbia, in, well, ever..." — Hollywood.com
Posted Aug 29, 2005
B- 25% Bewitched (2005) " Sexy witch perfected the twitch." — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Aug 29, 2005
B- 32% UNDEAD (2005) " Aliens, zombies, meteors, viruses, flying saucers -- you truly have to appreciate how these guys mixed genres and kept up a level of humor and action ..." — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Aug 29, 2005
C+ 20% The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D (2005) " My 3-year-old kept his glasses on through most of the film, he remembered characters' names and he didn't potty in his pants. That alone is worth the price of admission." — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Aug 29, 2005
B 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) " Not the fairest Gilliam film of all..." — Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Aug 29, 2005
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