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Michael Szymanski

Michael Szymanski
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
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 85% 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
No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet The 10-disc set with extras is filled with Lewis antics... ‐ International Press Academy
Posted Oct 17, 2005
4/5 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet Sharks, Flipper And Lopaka (2005) The boys in the family are going to love it!‐ International Press Academy
Posted Oct 15, 2005
5/5 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet 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- No Score Yet The interactive road trip game is great! Does your RV have a DVD player?‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 15, 2005
3/5 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet The Cabinet of Caligari (1962) It's very creepy...‐ Hollywood.com
Posted Oct 15, 2005
D No Score Yet Hilarious House of Frightenstein (1971) 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 No Score Yet 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 No Score Yet The Austen story is a true delight... ‐ Wordmag.com
Posted Oct 6, 2005
B- No Score Yet 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+ No Score Yet A holiday delight.‐ International Press Academy
Posted Sep 23, 2005
4/5 No Score Yet This chilling series is worthy of owning if you love true-life ghost stories and mysteries... ‐ International Press Academy
Posted Sep 23, 2005
No Score Yet 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+ 8% 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
5/5 No Score Yet 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
C 13% Stealth (2005) Ultimately, however, how much can you act when you're confined most of the time in an ultra-cramped cockpit -- even if you do have a golden statuette? ‐ Sci-Fi Weekly
Posted Aug 29, 2005