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Paul Mavis

Paul Mavis

Agrees with the Tomatometer 68% of the time.

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No Score Yet Tales of the Gold Monkey: The Complete Series (2010) "Light, funny, charming, and then more serious and romantic, Tales of the Gold Monkey is enjoyable but ultimately disposable television. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 20, 2010
No Score Yet We'll Meet Again (2000) "We'll Meet Again should have been titled, I've Already Met You...Over and Over Again. Stock situations and clich├ęd characters (or vice versa, if you please) add nothing to this facile look at the clash between staid villagers and horny, rowd " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 20, 2010
No Score Yet White House Revealed (2010) "Shapeless and willy-nilly, skipping from one anecdote to another about working in the White House, without ever really telling the viewer even the most basic facts about the Residency Staff. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 20, 2010
No Score Yet Agatha Christie Hour: Set 1 (2010) "Marvelous collection of "minor" Christie work. Everyone needs a break from Poirot and Marple at some point, so Christie fans will find The Agatha Christie Hour: Set 1 a fascinating collection of adaptations of some of her lesser-known short stories " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 20, 2010
No Score Yet Appointment With Danger (2010) "Solid, entertaining crime meller (particularly when Alan Ladd is clipped and violent), but not a long-lost noir classic. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jul 20, 2010
No Score Yet Falcon Crest: The Complete First Season (2010) "One of the best examples of the network primetime soap opera, Falcon Crest managed its own tone of solid dramatics and a wry sense of humor, no doubt due in some part to series' creator Earl Hamner's influence. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Apr 22, 2010
81% In Search of Mozart (2007) "Beautiful to look at and listen to, In Search of Mozart imparts a lot of information in an accessible, entertaining fashion - this isn't a dry lecture by any means. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 23, 2010
96% Herb & Dorothy (2008) "The central biography of the Vogels is so strong that it doesn't matter in the end that Herb & Dorothy as a doc leaves a lot of questions unanswered. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Mar 23, 2010
No Score Yet Outlaw Women (1952) "Certainly not Johnny Guitar, but interesting, nonetheless. An early feminist Western - until the ending, of course, when paternalism is restored to its rightful place. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 20, 2010
No Score Yet Roller Derby Chronicles (2010) "The single most complete experience of roller derby you can find on disc. The Roller Derby Chronicles from VSC jams through the history of the derby, giving us everything from a cool cinema verite doc that looks sideways at the phenom " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 9, 2010
96% The Verdict (1982) "A late career triumph for Newman and director Sidney Lumet, with a hard, lean, uncompromising script by the brilliant David Mamet. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
13% Quintet (1979) "The entire film operates keeping its secrets and feelings so close to its vest, we eventually give up and start laughing at the inane, pseudo-intellectual claptrap that passes for dialogue here. Characters talk about how things used to be, and death, and " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
82% Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson (1976) "The mostly left-wing-leaning movie critics have always made room for films that attack American institutions, so why didn't they enjoy Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull's History Lesson more when it came out? Simple - it's not v " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
71% The Towering Inferno (1974) "For sheer star wattage (Newman and McQueen were the two biggest male movie stars on the planet in 1974, while Dunaway was no slouch at the box office, either - a coup for the lowly disaster genre), for epic length (it's the longest of the 70s disaster fli " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
89% Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) "Achieves an elegiac tone that, mixed with it humorous performances and its kinetic/spoofy action sequences, keeps it fresh even forty years (!) after its premiere " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
100% Hombre (1967) "This film is about relationships - both societal and personal - with the gunplay only added in small doses to keep the viewer aware that in such an unforgiving landscape as the transformational Old West, your views could get you killed. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
0% What a Way to Go! (1964) "This star-packed "project" plays like It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World Meets Doris Day, with the obvious black comedy sex elements blown up to gargantuan proportions through the casting. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
98% The Hustler (1961) "What continues to intrigue me now are the subtleties of the performances, and the absolutely dead-on production design that recreates the crummy, seamy underbelly of an urban America that must have been disquieting to mainstream audiences who came to see " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
64% Exodus (1960) "When Exodus sticks to the action, it's impressive. Unfortunately, everything else in Dalton Trumbo's pedantic script plays off-key, with dialogue that sounds like posturing rather than real people talking to each other, and political discussions t " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
30% From the Terrace (1960) "Huge and glossy - and most of the time very stupid - From the Terrace nonetheless delivers precisely what its audience expects: high-tone tears as the rich suffer beautifully. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
25% Rally 'Round the Flag, Boys! (1958) "Unfortunately, what starts off as a promising but unremarkable mixture of domestic romantic comedy and a mild spoof of 50s affluent suburban lifestyle, degenerates badly into a strained out-and-out farce with good actors looking lost amid a sea of unconvi " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
88% The Long, Hot Summer (1958) "Broadly-played Southern-fried farce, considering the copious double entendres, the constant farcical nature of the bartering for sex between the three couples, and the overall cartoonish tone of the piece. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet Patton 360: The Complete Season 1 (2009) "Context is lacking here for an exploration of Patton the man, and increasingly as the battles continue but the man is left behind, one sees Patton360 as just an excuse to crowd some well-wrought animation effects into as short a time as possible i " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet Radio Patrol (2009) "Fast-moving as a serial should be, Radio Patrol may not rank as one of the best of Universal's 30s serials, but most of the cliffhangers are tightly executed, the story has enough twists and turns to keep your interest, and the performances, for th " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet Dogfights: Seasons 1 & 2 (2008) "The awesome computer graphics of the hyper-realistic aerial combat scenes will initially blow you away, but the stories of courage, patriotism, and sheer poetry of men melding with machines will ultimately stay with you far longer. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet Vega$ (2009) "Aaron Spelling junk: glamorous, glitzy, expertly produced, slick, fast-paced...with not a thought in its head other than to entertain you. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet Tom & Jerry's Greatest Chases - Volume Three (2009) "A good sampling of some of the classic Tom and Jerry MGM Hanna-Barbera one-reelers (Pecos Pest alone is worth the purchase price). " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet Easy to Love (1953) "Easy to Love's big selling point, though, is the grand finale directed by Busby Berkeley. On an epic scale surpassing anything he had attempted before, the waterskiing aqua-cade gymnastics on the ocean is still an amazing sight. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet Pagan Love Song (1950) "Pagan Love Song is short (only 76 minutes - barely feature-length), sweet, and to the point. It comes in and tells it little story with charm and a dash of wit, and it gets out before you have time to question the logic of it all. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet This Time for Keeps "Slight, with one of Williams' most non-descript co-stars. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet Thrill of a Romance (1945) "Doesn't exactly offer the aquatic thrills that one might expect for a film that was supposed to capitalize on Williams' dynamic swimming prowess. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet Million Dollar Mermaid (1952) "If there's anything to recommend it, the spectacular aqua-numbers staged by the peripatetic Busby Berkeley, and the smooth chemistry between Williams and Mature, would be about it. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Feb 1, 2010
No Score Yet Paradise Postponed/Titmuss Regained (2009) "Slow-going, scattershot, and not particularly convincing, Paradise Postponed and Titmuss Regained aren't nearly as vicious and telling and true as their author, John Mortimer, must have thought they were on paper. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Winnie the Pooh - Seasons of Giving (2003) "We may not like the herky-jerky construction of Disney's Winnie the Pooh: Seasons of Giving - 10th Anniversary Edition, but chances are, little kids aren't going to care one bit that this is just a cobbled-together mishmash of several TV epi " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Van der Valk Mysteries - Set 1 (2009) "No great shakes as either a detective show or as an example of classic vintage TV, Van der Valk Mysteries: Set 1 does have, however, a terrific lead performance by expansive, irritated Barry Foster, and that's more than enough to put Van der Val " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Patty Duke Show (1992) "The Patty Duke Show won't ever finish on any list of the top ten greatest sitcoms of all time, but it's a charming trifle, a time-capsule back to a (TV-land) time of more innocence and sweetness in network offerings. The cast is superior, particula " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Mentalist - The Complete First Season (2009) "A delightfully askew police procedural featuring a quirky, amusing turn by looker Simon Baker as smart-assed prankster mentalist Patrick Jane. The undercurrent of the show is quite serious...and that makes the comedy all the more potent. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Ultimate Bonanza Collection (2009) "Bonanza still works, with an epic-sized look and reach, an attention to more complex themes and storylines in the advancing "adult Western" genre, and a varied central cast that pinch-hits for just about any fantasy figure you may want to identify " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Power Rangers R.P.M., Vol. 2 - Race For Corinth (2009) "A distinct letdown from previous Power Rangers series. The villains aren't impressive; the fight scenes seemed toned down; the special effects have been winnowed to the bone, and the Rangers this go-around seem...all too familiar. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
0% Stepfather II (1989) "Everyone on the commentary tracks and documentary stress Stepfather II isn't nearly as good as the first film. And they're right. But small, isolated pleasures can be found in this relatively mild slasher flick from 1989 - chief among them Terry O' " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Barbie and The Three Musketeers (2009) "Unfortunately, some distasteful songs run throughout this speedy retelling of the Dumas classic, so be forewarned. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet These Old Broads (2005) "A tired embarrassment for its legendary stars. These stars had already been poking fun at themselves for years prior to this minor TV outing, so no surprises with the supposedly ironic jabs at their established personas. Oh, and it's not particularly funn " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie (2005) "There's no doubt that Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie is a sweet little film for children. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Mickey's Adventures in Wonderland (2009) "Another winner from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse series. It's a fun, fast-paced adventure that your young child will no doubt enjoy. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Summertree (2009) "Not at all successful in either exploring the existential wanderings of a dispassionate college student, nor at exploring the tensions that existed during the height of the Vietnam War - particularly those between family members and loved ones. Summertree " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness (2009) "A truly useless film. Not nearly meaningful enough to transcend its dated trappings, and sporting a cipher of a lead character whose most meaningful act in the film is not mourning the death of a woman he accidentally kills, but protesting the wear " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Jan 30, 2010
No Score Yet Sonny With A Chance - Sonny's Big Break (2009) "Hideously grating. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 30, 2009
No Score Yet Mysteries of the Freemasons (2007) "Certainly generalized and superficial, Mysteries of the Freemasons still gives an entertaining, speedy introduction to newcomers to the subject. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 30, 2009
60% Born Losers (1967) "A snappy biker flick with pretensions of social commentary. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 30, 2009
0% Billy Jack Goes to Washington (1977) "Eventually, the film gives up trying to be a Billy Jack movie and settles down into a rather conventional remake - a remake whose sole achievement is making the viewer long to watch the original inspiration. " ‐ DVDTalk.com
Posted Dec 30, 2009
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