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Michael Tunison

Michael Tunison
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/5 25% Mindhunters (2005) A thoroughly silly exercise in cinematic excess that will nonetheless provide a certain breed of trash-movie lover with a few hoots. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 23, 2005
2.5/5 55% Undertow (2004) A formulaic suspenser. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 31, 2004
2/5 27% Riding the Bullet (2004) Yet another reason to think twice before thumbing a ride, kids. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 15, 2004
1.5/5 21% September Tapes (2004) Painfully lacking in both emotional impact and insight into the country's tragic recent history. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2004
3/5 53% A Dirty Shame (2004) Is it raunchy good fun or an imminent threat to society's moral fabric? As with the movie's gleefully perverted heroes, it all depends on what floats your boat, baby. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 23, 2004
3/5 90% Persons of Interest (2004) Does an important service by humanizing the costs paid by innocent people caught up in the crackdown. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 27, 2004
3/5 77% Uncovered: The War on Iraq (2004) Those willing to forgo style for substance will find it an educational primer on the deeper criticisms being raised by those who oppose the president's Iraq policy.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 13, 2004
2/5 31% King Arthur (2004) The fresh historical setup is intriguing early on and a pivotal battle on a cracking frozen river generates some memorable suspense, but the film loses most of its momentum in its emotionally flat second half. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 11, 2004
2.5/5 43% The Clearing (2004) Has trouble getting past its plain-Jane premise to make the emotional impact the filmmakers are clearly aiming for. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 1, 2004
2.5/5 83% Bukowski: Born into This (2003) Hefty two-hour running time and the rough quality of some of the archival clips ... means it's likely to have its strongest effect on viewers who bring an inherent interest in Bukowski and his work with them. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 5, 2004
2/5 45% The Day After Tomorrow (2004) The script's hackneyed dialogue and predictable dramatic situations will be difficult to take seriously even by those who are most sympathetic to the earnestly delivered environmental theme. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 27, 2004
3/5 16% Twist (2004) Twist is not so much an adaptation of Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist as a wholesale repurposing of its characters and themes.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 21, 2004
3/5 56% Ned Kelly (2003) Details such as the film's stark Victoria locations and the clunky suits of steel armor the Kellys fashion for the climactic showdown root things in a distinctive time and place, allowing viewers to experience the familiar storyline in a fresh way. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2004
2.5/5 41% Jersey Girl (2004) While the mixed results aren't enough to clearly indicate whether there's a place in the world for the work of a maturing, more thoughtful Silent Bob, the film does have its strengths. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 3, 2004
3/5 75% Dawn of the Dead (2004) The good news for fans of the mindless flesh-eaters is that the reworked Dawn, while a far more generic piece of entertainment in many ways, still delivers a pretty mean bite as a gross-out/action shockfest. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 18, 2004
3.5/5 64% Spartan (2004) Those who figure the phrase 'smart action movie' is a contradiction in terms should be referred to celebrated playwright-turned- filmmaker David Mamet's Spartan. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 16, 2004
2.5/5 36% Neil Young - Greendale (2004) The movie version is probably fated to be a curious tie-in to a far greater album, rather than the other way around. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 7, 2004
2.5/5 1% Twisted (2004) Despite Judd's assured work as the flawed, deeply conflicted protagonist, the mystery at the core of Twisted is one that grows less interesting the closer we get to the truth. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 26, 2004
2/5 13% Welcome to Mooseport (2004) Despite solid backup from the ever-formidable Gene Hackman and others, this routine hiatus schedule-filler proves to be a shaky platform from which to launch the likable Romano's candidacy as a big-screen leading man. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 19, 2004
2/5 44% 50 First Dates (2004) While the comedy has its amusing elements the knuckleheaded tone of most scenes prevents the film from generating much real wit. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 12, 2004
3/5 80% Miracle (2004) While not particularly ambitious as a human drama or character study, Disney's Miracle succeeds solidly at its main aim: stirringly recreating one of the great sports sagas of all time. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 9, 2004
1.5/5 17% The Perfect Score (2004) Marked by jarring jumps in tone from broad comedy to drama, action-suspense and, most ridiculously, earnest 'message' material about the unfairness of standardized testing. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 1, 2004
2.5/5 25% Along Came Polly (2004) The super-calculated nature of Reuben and Polly's 'opposites attract' relationship and Reuben's resulting character arc rarely leaves room for doubt as to where the artificial-feeling plot is going. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 16, 2004
2/5 21% Honey (2003) Suffering from a painfully predictable narrative and characterization as deep as the average MTV spot, this lightweight bump-and-grinder owes star Jessica Alba and her megawatt smile for most of the minimal energy it's able to generate. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 4, 2003
1.5/5 10% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) While Myers is certainly one of the more creatively gifted comics on the scene today, his character-based spoofy style doesn't translate as well to the demands of a creature-suited performance. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Nov 21, 2003
3/5 75% Intolerable Cruelty (2003) The resulting battle of the sexes is a generally diverting romp -- if not necessarily a major standout on the impressive Coen resume. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 10, 2003
2.5/5 55% Prey for Rock & Roll (2003) Strong work from Gershon and her co-stars is sometimes squandered in Alex Steyermark's feature directorial debut, which keeps a nice crashing beat but could have benefited from some smoother arrangement. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Sep 26, 2003
2.5/5 23% Jeepers Creepers 2 (2003) Generic fright-fest that ups the number of young people getting munched without recapturing the level of suspenseful tension that made the original stand out in the crowded field of similarly themed flicks. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 29, 2003
2/5 24% Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life (2003) At least a bit more comprehensible than its predecessor -- say, a second-rate Indiana Jones rip-off instead of a third-rate Indiana Jones rip-off. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 25, 2003
3/5 No Score Yet The spectacle of two such ferocious actors going at it in the context of a complex, thoughtful drama makes this one worth going down for.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 20, 2003
3/5 70% Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines (2003) A strong cast and new director Jonathan Mostow's chaotic sense of action keep this hard-to-terminate saga moving forward with at least a few of the old guns blazing. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 6, 2003
3/5 40% The Hard Word (2003) It would be hard not to feel something for such a lively outlaw crew. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 20, 2003
2.5/5 48% Bruce Almighty (2003) While the filmmakers work the concept for a few nice twists, most of what follows feels as gimmicky and contrived as it is, with only Carrey's superhumanly energetic delivery keeping many scenes from falling flat. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted May 23, 2003
3/5 73% Fellini: I'm a Born Liar (2003) While I'm a Born Liar assumes too much knowledge of Fellini's oeuvre and place in film history to be of much use as an general introduction ... the legendary director's enthusiastic participation makes it a must-see for buffs.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 11, 2003
2.5/5 41% The Core (2003) Good, silly fun. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 7, 2003
2/5 11% A Man Apart (2003) While Diesel's intense, streetwise persona makes him a refreshingly different kind of he-man screen protagonist, A Man Apart's cliche-ridden script provides little meat for him on the dramatic front. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Apr 4, 2003
2.5/5 70% Flickering Lights (2001) Since the ultimate direction of the gangster plot is obvious from the beginning, the filmmaker is counting on the freshness and unpredictability of such moments to keep us engaged -- a gamble that pays off only modestly. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 31, 2003
2.5/5 14% View from the Top (2003) As involving as a pre-takeoff explanation of jetliner safety features. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 27, 2003
2.5/5 52% Down & Out With the Dolls (2003) This saga of the rise and fall of an all-grrrrl band may not be the slickest act in town on the dramatic front, but its anarchic, overamplified energy and snotty-as-life rebel characters definitely manage to make an impression. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Mar 10, 2003
5/5 99% Metropolis (1927) [A] still-vital wellspring of creative inspiration.‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 5, 2003
1.5/5 48% Final Destination 2 (2003) The moviegoers most likely to enjoy this aggressively stupid sequel will be those lovers of over-the-top gore effects who cheer out loud when a character is sliced into three pieces that slowly slide apart. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Feb 2, 2003
4/5 79% Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2003) One of the year's most weirdly engaging and unpredictable character pieces. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jan 5, 2003
3/5 40% Maid in Manhattan (2002) The heroine is written as a classic underdog with whom we can't help but sympathize, but Lopez invests her with the extra dose of dignity and quiet determination that gives her substance. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 13, 2002
1.5/5 38% Equilibrium (2002) A lackluster exercise in derivation almost completely free of fresh ideas. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 6, 2002
2/5 69% Treasure Planet (2002) Only occasionally succeeds in transposing the romantic spirit of Robert Louis Stevenson's 1883 adventure classic to the far reaches of the galaxy. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Dec 1, 2002
3.5/5 69% Red Dragon (2002) Measured against practically any like-themed film other than its Oscar-sweeping franchise predecessor The Silence of the Lambs, Red Dragon rates as an exceptional thriller. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Oct 4, 2002
2.5/5 74% Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (2002) Rodriguez's storyline is too busy to have much emotional impact. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 9, 2002
3.5/5 88% I Am Trying to Break Your Heart (2002) An engrossing portrait of uncompromising artists trying to create something original against the backdrop of a corporate music industry that only seems to care about the bottom line. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Aug 5, 2002
2.5/5 18% Just a Kiss (2002) What the centerless, random-feeling Just a Kiss needs is something a little more solid for the audience to latch onto. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jul 29, 2002
1.5/5 30% Scooby-Doo (2002) The big-screen Scooby makes the silly original cartoon seem smart and well-crafted in comparison. ‐ Boxoffice Magazine
Posted Jun 14, 2002