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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
C- 22%

Resident Evil: Extinction (2007)

"Resident Evil: Extinction plays like a flabby middle chapter, full of nerdy details but fraudulently short on the ruined Vegas-scape that ads have been promising." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2007
C 29%

The Game Plan (2007)

"Having tamed one muscled man-child (Vin Diesel in The Pacifier), Disney sets its sights on The Rock." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 26, 2007
C+ 15%

The Brothers Solomon (2007)

"Feels like a cheapo, soft-R retread of the dimwits' progress from Dumb and Dumber" ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 5, 2007
F 32%

The Hottest State (2007)

"If the words ''based on a semiautobiographical first novel'' don't send chills up your spine, how about ''adapted for the screen and directed by the author''?" ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 29, 2007
C 25%

El Cantante (2007)

"A conventional, brassy blat of a biopic." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 2, 2007
D 46%

Cashback (2007)

"Cashback aspires to be equal parts Volkswagen ad and Nicholson Baker's The Fermata, yet compares unfavorably to both." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jul 25, 2007
C- 37%

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

"If you swept the cosmic dust of the superhero boom into a flimsy dustpan, you'd have the Fantastic Four franchise." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2007
D- 4%

Delta Farce (2007)

"Here's a sobering thought: If every war gets the comedy it deserves, could Delta Farce, a strenuously unfunny Three Amigos knockoff, be our M*A*S*H?" ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 16, 2007
C+ 12%

Slow Burn (2007)

"A strange, sprained, but sprightly fusion of The Usual Suspects and the Tragic Mulatto, Slow Burn wants badly to turn its standard neo-noir into a nuanced racial chiaroscuro." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 18, 2007
B- 48%

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters (2007)

"The plot can't be summarized: Let's just say that crazy s--- happens, and occasionally, you laugh." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 11, 2007
C 21%

Dead Silence (2007)

"Terrified of puppets? Enjoy being scared? Then you'll be half-satisfied with Dead Silence, a rote horror pantomime." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 21, 2007
B- 34%

Reno 911!: Miami (2007)

"The characters are perfectly evolved screwups and the premise (every legit cop is quarantined at a police convention, leaving our heroes in charge of Miami) has potential. It lacks only the discipline of a 30-minute episode." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 28, 2007
B- 75%

East of Havana (2007)

"There's a beat, but we never quite see who's dancing to it." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 7, 2007
C 0%

Constellation (2005)

"Neither the camera nor the script can focus." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 7, 2007
C+ 11%

Blood and Chocolate (2007)

"Moments of inspiration vie in vain with Goth cliché." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 31, 2007
A- 100%

Verdict on Auschwitz: The Frankfurt Trial 1963-1965 (2007)

"Verdict on Auschwitz not only tracks the 20-month trial but meticulously re-creates it." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 25, 2007
B- 83%

Abduction: The Megumi Yokota Story (2006)

"... as thickets of history and culture are (too) neatly avoided, the viewer is also left in the dark." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jan 25, 2007
C+ 44%

20 Centimeters (20 Centimetres) (20 centímetros) (2005)

"Here's yet another self-consciously 'Almodóvarian' confection, studded with small odes to the glory of self-creation." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 1, 2006
B+ 94%

The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

"Flattened for years on cable and video, Nightmare has been resurrected in all its tactile glory." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 25, 2006
C+ 10%

The Grudge 2 (2006)

"What's a bad sequel but a revenant soul doomed to repeat itself?" ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2006
B- 54%

Flicka (2006)

"A new yet insistently old-fashioned spin on the kid-lit classic My Friend Flicka." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2006
B+ 87%

Jesus Camp (2006)

"As a documentary, Jesus Camp could lose its haunted-house score and contrapuntal Air America refrains and still deliver its message..." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2006
A- 96%

So Much So Fast (2006)

"So Much So Fast... elegantly presents both a critique and a celebration of American optimism." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 4, 2006
B- 57%

Feast (2006)

"Feast isn't quite demented enough to reach Raimi-an heights, but Gulager uses parts of the monster-movie buffalo even the buffalo didn't know existed." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 20, 2006
D+ 35%

Looking for Kitty (2004)

"Sentimental yet insensate, this forgotten '04 trifle is Burns at his worst ..." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 8, 2006
B+ 80%

Riding Alone for Thousands of Miles (2006)

"Ken Takakura, a great rain-creased oak of an actor, delivers a quietly massive performance." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 30, 2006
B+ 41%

Beerfest (2006)

"I felt oddly respected: Neck-deep in barley and boobs, marinated in urine, Beerfest panders shamelessly to the 15-year-old in this 30-year-old... without assuming he is a 15-year-old." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 25, 2006
C+ 43%

Reinas (Queens) (2006)

"A threadbare crazy-quilt of Spanish sex comedies." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 23, 2006
B- 37%

Accepted (2006)

"Accepted's winning dumbness and breezy bons mots save it from the pit." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 16, 2006
B 19%

Step Up (2006)

"Step, under the sure hand of director-choreographer Anne Fletcher, quickly discovers its own virtuoso charms." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 9, 2006
D+ 33%

The Trouble With Men and Women (2006)

"I won't spoil the anticlimax, but we learn love is both (a) hard and (b) sometimes right in front of you!" ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Aug 9, 2006
C- 11%

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006)

"Garfield himself (voiced by Bill Murray) is once again strikingly unlikable, a bloated, bingeing fascist." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 14, 2006
B+ 86%

The Heart of the Game (2005)

"The film is a furious full-court press, its subjects aflame with the kind of passion only youth can furnish. Even their bruises are luminous." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Jun 7, 2006
C+ 25%

Peaceful Warrior (2006)

"[A] self-congratulatory self-help seminar, which plays as high comedy, thanks to Nolte's slurry sensei." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 31, 2006
B- 31%

Stick It (2006)

"A deliriously, defiantly unfocused headrush..." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted May 3, 2006
B+ 84%

Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

"Akeelah and the Bee may spell it out for you, but it pulls few punches in its depiction of the hurdles a verbally gifted South Central L.A. 11-year-old (Keke Palmer) must clear." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Apr 19, 2006
C- 5%

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)

"Flatulence ensues." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 29, 2006
D- 9%

Ultraviolet (2006)

"Crank your brain to its lowest possible idle and you'll still overthink Ultraviolet." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 8, 2006
F 8%

Doogal (2006)

"Where is it written that 4-year-olds don't deserve a good story, decent characters, and a modicum of coherence?" ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Mar 1, 2006
D+ 40%

Running Scared (2006)

"A giddily awful, awfully giddy action noir." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Feb 22, 2006
B- 51%

Ellie Parker (2005)

"Watts, whose memorable audition scene in Mulholland Drive launched her into stardom, makes a glorious mess of herself playing her karmic opposite." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 16, 2005
A- 75%

Zathura (2005)

"Zathura is a rarity: a stellar fantasy that faces down childhood anxieties with feet-on-the-ground maturity." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Nov 9, 2005
B- 32%

The Gospel (2005)

"It's a rich portrait of a church in transition." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Oct 12, 2005
B 82%

Serenity (2005)

"Serenity, despite its simple chase plot and elegant narrative ductwork, is unmistakably a TV season's worth of roller-coastering drama, most of it balanced on the capable shoulders of Fillion, a natural leading man." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 28, 2005
C 22%

Cry Wolf (2005)

"Contains no actual wolves, but it does have some howlers." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2005
D 11%

Venom (2005)

"A mud-simple horror trudge set in a swamp colony of Abercrombie models." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2005
B- 88%

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (2005)

"Aims for the junior stargazer in a release coinciding with NASA's new moon-by-2018 initiative. The movie is unmistakably a pitch, and an honorable one." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 21, 2005
C+ 45%

The Thing About My Folks (2005)

"It's about men not so much tackling responsibility as passing it off laterally, and finally pulling an end run into the schmaltz zone." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 14, 2005
B- 62%

Kamikaze Girls (2004)

"A mesmerizing lesson in otherness." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 7, 2005
F 6%

A Sound of Thunder (2005)

"So perfect in its awfulness, it makes one seriously consider a theory of unintelligent design." ‐Entertainment Weekly
Posted Sep 7, 2005
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