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Paul Salfen

Paul Salfen
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
5/5 68% Public Enemies (2009) An on-the-spot, VIP ushering into the gangster movie hall of fame. It's a real movie, one which you'll be proud to say you paid to see. Eat that, Optimus.‐ FHM [UK]
Posted Jul 3, 2009
9.5/10 94% The Dark Knight (2008) ...even if Ledger hadn't died, critics and audiences alike would still be buzzing about the star's turn as The Joker.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2008
8/10 68% Pineapple Express (2008) This is not just a movie for potheads.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2008
6/10 12% The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) ...passable popcorn entertainment, it's just disappointing that they couldn't find anything new or original.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2008
8/10 63% Spider-Man 3 (2007) While the preview makes this one look a little more dark and sinister, it's really not.‐
Read More | Posted May 1, 2007
6/10 19% Primeval (2007) Has one of the most misleading ad campaigns in recent memory, but works on a 'popcorn' level. Wait to rent it.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 12, 2007
6.5/10 75% The Prestige (2006) The Prestige's magic pales in comparison to other 'magical' films released this year.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2006
9.5/10 95% Pan's Labyrinth (2006) ...offers escapism of the highest level, transporting the viewers to an entirely different world altogether that holds you in its clutches until the very end.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 3, 2006
8/10 12% The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) Incredibly fun to see with an audience and the best installment since the original.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 5, 2006
8.5/10 85% The Descent (2006) This film, unlike Hostel or Saw, has a gross-out factor that's actually fun.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 8, 2006
4/10 40% Nacho Libre (2006) This would make for a pretty funny short film, but there's too much filler material here. Save this one for a rental if you're a Jack Black fan.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 16, 2006
6.5/10 27% The Omen (2006) It's well made, but if you've seen the original one, you've seen the best one.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2006
6.5/10 74% Cars (2006) Given the studio's track record this should have been an easy lap around the track, but instead it putters towards the finish line. ‐
Read More | Posted Jun 9, 2006
6.5/10 58% X-Men: The Last Stand (2006) The weakest of the three. But being the only major release of the week, it looks like it will be a success no matter what anybody says.‐
Read More | Posted May 26, 2006
4/10 20% The Wild (2006) Wildly unoriginal.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2006
6.5/10 33% The Sentinel (2006) No new ground was broken, but the point of this film was to entertain and it did.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2006
9/10 70% Mission: Impossible III (2006) of those films that's fun to see in the theater with a full audience on a big screen, popcorn in hand.‐
Read More | Posted May 18, 2006
8.5/10 61% Hostel (2006) Eli Roth has made the sickest movie to ever be called enjoyable. Quite a ride.‐
Read More | Posted Jan 6, 2006
8/10 76% The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (2005) ...a pleasant and safe cinematic experience for the whole family.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 9, 2005
7/10 84% Three...Extremes (Saam gaang yi) (2005) The general population may not get this one, but Asian cult cinema fanatics and some horror buffs will be absolutely thrilled.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2005
6.5/10 16% Get Rich or Die Tryin' (2005) Here's a guy that's sold crack, cocaine, robbed, stolen, and murdered and made millions rapping about it. And this is supposed to be the hero? Wait to rent it.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2005
9/10 75% Zathura (2005) Zathura is a great example of a live action family film that the whole family can enjoy.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2005
9/10 88% Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) The billion-dollar franchise continues its reliable mix of youthful wonder, charm, and sense of adventure, all while making it accessible to adults and children alike.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 23, 2005
7.5/10 56% Breakfast on Pluto (2005) The writing, direction, music, and acting are all fantastic, but the film ends up being a little long and centers around a main character that's a little hard to embrace.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 18, 2005
7/10 4% The Fog (2005) Although it's rehash, it's not that bad...wait to rent it.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 21, 2005
8.5/10 44% The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) Although it's not the horror film the trailers will lead you to believe, this film exceeds expectations in every way.‐
Read More | Posted Sep 9, 2005
8/10 79% Red Eye (2005) A tightly-wound, tense thriller that's worth the trip to the theater.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2005
9.5/10 85% The 40 Year Old Virgin (2005) The raunchy humor is at least one notch above Wedding Crashers and even makes American Pie seem pretty tame.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 19, 2005
9/10 74% War of the Worlds (2005) There's plenty of blood, most of the cast of thousands die, and some of the images are just plain disturbing...I loved it.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 29, 2005
8/10 55% Madagascar (2005) It's not groundbreaking by any means, but it's the best family film out there so far this Summer.‐
Read More | Posted May 27, 2005
8/10 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) This one is definitely the best of the three. Fear not, fans. Lucas came through in the clutch.‐
Read More | Posted May 19, 2005
6.5/10 25% House of Wax (2005) While the end is predictable, the order that the kids are picked off is not. It might feel new to viewers who haven't seen many of the 'classic' 80s slasher flicks.‐
Read More | Posted May 6, 2005
6.5/10 46% Constantine (2005) It'll work well for comic fans and goth kids, but may work best as a rental for everyone else.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2005
0/10 6% Son of the Mask (2005) It might be early, but this will definitely take the award for worst film of 2005.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 19, 2005
9.5/10 90% Million Dollar Baby (2004) It has stereotypical underdog elements, but Eastwood, Swank, and Freeman are so powerful in the film, that it seems fresh.‐
Read More | Posted Feb 18, 2005
7/10 25% Blade: Trinity (2004) An unapologetically flashy, bloody, fast-paced horror/action flick that's pretty entertaining.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 10, 2004
7.5/10 68% Closer (2004) The cast is fantastic in a film that's hard to enjoy.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 3, 2004
6/10 49% Saw (2004) Has plenty of edge-of-the-seat thrills and some sick and twisted memorable moments, but wait to rent it.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 29, 2004
3/10 39% The Grudge (2004) The Grudge isn't nearly as scary as the upcoming election.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 26, 2004
6.5/10 55% Undertow (2004) If only there was a little more structure and a noteworthy ending, Green would have really made a step forward.‐
Read More | Posted Oct 22, 2004
6/10 11% Exorcist: The Beginning (2004) Harlin keeps it creepy, atmospheric, and disturbing for the first half, but when it progresses past the halfway point silliness ensues.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 20, 2004
1/10 20% AVP - Alien Vs. Predator (2004) Quite possibly the worst film of the year...a real stinker.‐
Read More | Posted Aug 13, 2004
7.5/10 70% Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story (2004) Just when it seemed like Ben Stiller needed to go away for a while, he hams it up once again with even better results than his last few attempts.‐
Read More | Posted Jun 19, 2004
8/10 26% Walking Tall (2004) Director Kevin Bray knows what his audience wants...they want their bad guys to be really bad, and their hot chicks (Ashley Scott) to be really hot.‐
Read More | Posted Apr 6, 2004
5/10 41% Jersey Girl (2004) the same way that Smith refers to Bennifer's disaster Gigli, as 'totally watchable', this one might fall under the same backhanded classification.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 25, 2004
7/10 76% Dawn of the Dead (2004) There's plenty of blood, guts, flying limbs, loud music, high body count, and even a bit of nudity in the end...good times.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 22, 2004
9.5/10 49% The Passion of the Christ (2004) If Gibson's central wish was for people to discuss Jesus, mission accomplished. If you can manage to disregard the hype, you'll witness a wonderfully made film.‐
Read More | Posted Mar 2, 2004
9.5/10 74% House of Sand and Fog (2003) Arguably the most powerful film of 2003.‐
Read More | Posted Dec 31, 2003
1/10 10% Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat (2003) In a word; awful.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 21, 2003
6.5/10 36% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) The last two Matrix installments, as with most sequels, tarnish the original by making the characters less interesting than they originally appeared.‐
Read More | Posted Nov 5, 2003