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Peter Paras

Peter Paras
Peter Paras's reviews only count toward the Tomatometer when published at the following Tomatometer-approved publication(s): E! Online

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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
A- 72% The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) Though the very idea of rebooting Spider-Man only five years after the last sequel enraged geeks everywhere, The Amazing Spider-Man is just that. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jul 3, 2012
B+ 80% Magic Mike (2012) Unlike Showgirls, the men are in on the joke, making all the Village People-inspired numbers hella fun. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 29, 2012
B- 67% Ted (2012) Ted is worth seeing, but it's not quite the water cooler flick it aspires to be. Or maybe it was months ago as a trailer. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 29, 2012
B 44% To Rome with Love (2012) A cannoli with an international cast, To Rome With Love is looser-and sillier-than Paris, but still a treat. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 21, 2012
A- 41% Rock of Ages (2012) Cruise's duet with Ackerman of Foreigner's "I Want to Know What Love Is" opens the film up. From there Cruise never comes back to earth. He's incredible. You simply can't take your eyes off him. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 15, 2012
B+ 72% Prometheus (2012) Hopefully, if Scott's previous ventures into the future are any indication, Prometheus will get better with repeat viewings. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 7, 2012
B- 49% Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) The costumes are wicked cool, the special effects impress, and the finale is sufficiently rousing, but the script takes no chances with characters that are all good or all bad. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 1, 2012
C+ 18% Chernobyl Diaries (2012) The setting is genuinely creepy, but the last act emits low-level thrills. ‐ E! Online
Posted May 25, 2012
B 68% Men in Black III (2012) Will Smith is funny, but Josh Brolin as young Agent K is so exceptional at mimicking the tight-lipped Tommy Lee Jones that he steals the show. If only the story had unforgettable moments. Or have we been neuralized? ‐ E! Online
Posted May 25, 2012
B 34% Battleship (2012) Battleship is an alien invasion flick with too earnest dialogue and ear-splitting explosions. Yet, everything works: the special effects, the performances, the breakneck pace. ‐ E! Online
Posted May 18, 2012
C 57% The Dictator (2012) The comedian's mix of politics and gross-out humor is funny, but the story is predictable and lacks bite. ‐ E! Online
Posted May 16, 2012
B 37% Dark Shadows (2012) While the script is a mess and the finale underwhelms, if you still dig the Depp/Burton combo does it really matter? ‐ E! Online
Posted May 10, 2012
A 92% Marvel's The Avengers (2012) With snappy writing and a full roster of fleshed-out characters, the whole thing is a smash, from start to finish. ‐ E! Online
Posted May 2, 2012
B 63% The Five-Year Engagement (2012) Segel's brand of unhinged mania is still funny. Rival couple Chris Pratt and Alison Brie are even funnier. And the dramatic stuff rings true. ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 26, 2012
C 20% The Lucky One (2012) Too bad the story lets the young stars down, relying way too much on the villainy of a small-town bully and enough miscommunication for a whole season of Three's Company. ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 19, 2012
B- 38% Lockout (2012) The tone of the whole endeavor shouldn't work as well as it does (who does one liners anymore?) but as they say casting is everything. ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 13, 2012
B- 43% American Reunion (2012) The humor in American Reunion is still late-'90s raunch. Which, for the American Pie series, is exactly what it should be, right? ‐ E! Online
Posted Apr 5, 2012
C 26% Wrath of the Titans (2012) Mercifully short and only terribly mediocre. ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 30, 2012
B+ 85% 21 Jump Street (2012) Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are an inspired duo. ‐ E! Online
Posted Mar 16, 2012
B- 26% This Means War (2012) Witherspoon is a delight and those new franchise guys (Pine with Trek 2, Hardy the upcoming Dark Knight sequel) make engaging frenemies. ‐ E! Online
Posted Feb 17, 2012
B 66% The Woman in Black (2012) This supernatural thriller has plenty scares and creepy atmosphere, but the plot could have used more surprises. ‐ E! Online
Posted Feb 3, 2012
A- 85% Chronicle (2012) The best "found footage" flick in years, Chronicle makes great use of the you-are-there POV with stunning in-camera FX. ‐ E! Online
Posted Feb 2, 2012
B 78% The Grey (2012) A better than average survivalist flick, The Grey succeeds with taught direction, strong pacing and the fact that Neeson is one man you do not want to mess with. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jan 27, 2012
B- 26% Underworld: Awakening (2012) Fans will be pleased, although if you've never seen an Underworld film there's probably no reason to start now. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jan 20, 2012
B 41% Red Tails (2012) Less gritty than Saving Private Ryan, more squeaky-clean than Captain America, Tails zips like a speedier, higher flyin' Top Gun. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jan 19, 2012
B- 33% Joyful Noise (2012) The fairly predictable story about a choir that dreams of winning the National Joyful Noise Competition impresses with song and dance numbers that soar. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jan 12, 2012
C+ 6% The Devil Inside (2012) For most of the running time this demon pic amps up the blurry shots and loud booming screams to signify well, not much. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jan 7, 2012
B 66% We Bought a Zoo (2011) The strong performances and Crowe's deft touch keep you invested, even if those that oppose the zoo will induce much rolling of the eyes. ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 20, 2011
C 7% New Year's Eve (2011) When a cameo by Matthew Broderick is just a set-up to name his character "Buellerton" it's time to ring in the New Year and call it a night. ‐ E! Online
Posted Dec 9, 2011
B 92% Arthur Christmas (2011) The story moves so fast that you might not notice that there's really only enough of it for half the film's running time. But with fun 3-D, witty dialogue and a truly heartwarming finale, you'll believe in Team Claus. ‐ E! Online
Posted Nov 22, 2011
A 89% The Descendants (2011) With a great role for a movie star, an idyllic setting and the best dialogue of the year-this might be the year's Oscar frontrunner. ‐ E! Online
Posted Nov 18, 2011
C+ 43% J. Edgar (2011) The look feels genuine, the performances (if you can get past the bad makeup) are solid, but the story plays things too straight. ‐ E! Online
Posted Nov 10, 2011
D 3% Jack and Jill (2011) It plays out as lame as you might think with the dude version being Sandler in "angry" mode and the sister nothing more than a collection of obnoxious traits. ‐ E! Online
Posted Nov 10, 2011
B- 68% A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas (2011) Has there ever been a film where a toddler gets stoned, coked up and trips on ecstasy? Yeah, that's kind of love-it-or-hate-it humor we're in for. ‐ E! Online
Posted Nov 3, 2011
B 36% In Time (2011) The action moves, and if you don't think too hard on the premise, In Time is a fun ride. Justin and Amanda bring the sexy back to sci-fi! ‐ E! Online
Posted Oct 27, 2011
B 68% Paranormal Activity 3 (2011) 3 has the most likeable cast by far, some honest laughs and plenty of those patented Paranormal scares. ‐ E! Online
Posted Oct 21, 2011
B 59% Real Steel (2011) Real Steel works so well and the concept is so obvious -- what kid out there hasn't wanted their own robot? that it's surprising Hollywood hasn't made Robo Rocky before. ‐ E! Online
Posted Oct 6, 2011
B- 84% The Ides of March (2011) The obvious plot twists undermine what should be the film's greatest asset: smart guys trying to outsmart each other. ‐ E! Online
Posted Oct 6, 2011
C 4% Abduction (2011) The script, direction, and pretty much everything else feels like Jack Bauer, 24: The Teen Years. ‐ E! Online
Posted Sep 23, 2011
C- 40% Straw Dogs (2011) A really bloody, vile Lifetime movie. ‐ E! Online
Posted Sep 15, 2011
C 18% Shark Night 3D (2011) Ya see, Shark Night 3D is less a horror film-the suspense barely comes from the sharks-and more a made-for-TV drama about Sara's old friends terrorizing her new ones. ‐ E! Online
Posted Sep 2, 2011
B 68% Our Idiot Brother (2011) The hippie jokes are as obvious as Ned's shaggy beard, but that's OK since this story about a painfully nice guy mostly works. ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 25, 2011
C- 22% Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D (2011) even the tangiest of confections lose their flavor eventually. For Spy Kids that "time" has arrived... ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 19, 2011
B- 72% Fright Night (2011) Half the humor, twice the gore. Still, casting Colin Farrell as the fanged one is a big win. ‐ E! Online
Posted Aug 18, 2011
B+ 78% Crazy, Stupid, Love. (2011) Crazy, Stupid, Love supplies plenty of laughs but truly impresses in the low-key moments, revealing genuine warmth for its characters. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jul 28, 2011
C- 80% Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) One of the biggest issues is that Captain America isn't all that super. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jul 21, 2011
B 70% Friends With Benefits (2011) At times, it seems one "rule" away from Kevin Williams' Scream territory, but since Kunis and Timberlake are such fun to hang with, we hardly care. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jul 21, 2011
D 14% Zookeeper (2011) Kevin James goes from mall cop to zoo dude, but the results are just as disappointing. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jul 7, 2011
B 38% Monte Carlo (2011) Selena fans will be pleased that she's just as spunky as ever. Parents will not be least too much. ‐ E! Online
Posted Jun 30, 2011
A- 93% Midnight in Paris (2011) While not the laughfest that was Vicky Christina Barcelona, Midnight reveals a different side of Woody Allen, one that's kinda magical. ‐ E! Online
Posted May 19, 2011