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Shirley Klass

Shirley Klass
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2.5/4 77% The Cooler (2003) The movie is a little underworld and a little romance, but neither story has a lot of impact. It could benefit from playing up the mysticism of Bernie's lack of luck. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 19, 2003
4/4 77% Big Fish (2003) Words can't describe the characters and color that inhabit this film. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 19, 2003
2.5/4 35% Mona Lisa Smile (2003) A well written script can give a better slice of life depiction than a whole season of Rich Girls and The Simple Life. Interesting characters make it worthwhile. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 19, 2003
2/4 72% Girl With a Pearl Earring (2004) This is a motion picture that has the stillness of a painting. Watching it is like watching pretty paint dry. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 12, 2003
2.5/4 14% Gothika (2003) The ending has a suitable pay off, but overall the movie is derivative of other horror movies. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 24, 2003
3.25/4 39% The Singing Detective (2003) Robert Downey Jr. goes into Johnny Depp territory with a great performance that is at once antic and next turning on the tears with ease. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 14, 2003
3.5/4 87% Mystic River (2003) Eastwood's maturity is reflected in the story that doesn't back away from hard subjects and can admit that pain and remorse can mold a man's life. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2003
2.75/4 53% Veronica Guerin (2003) The most intriguing scenes are of the dealers and their henchmen. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 16, 2003
4/4 95% Lost In Translation (2003) The film is poetically austere in dialogue but thoughtful. Like a walk on a spring day, Lost in Translation is not momentous but rather pleasantly freeing. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 3, 2003
2.75/4 92% School of Rock (2003) This movie also has some of the biggest laughs of a comedy this year. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 3, 2003
2.25/4 35% Duplex (2003) Duplex's small laughs don't make up for the frustration I have with the story. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Sep 25, 2003
3/4 59% Secondhand Lions (2003) The fanciful flashbacks which are colorful and storybook-like add some magic to the mix. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Sep 18, 2003
3/4 34% Resident Evil (2002) In the category of zombie movies, this is top shelf. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Sep 17, 2003
3.5/4 82% Matchstick Men (2003) It is great to see Cage go from comedy to sentimentality to drama. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Sep 11, 2003
2.5/4 18% The Medallion (2003) As always [Chan] gets some big laughs. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Sep 11, 2003
2/4 14% Uptown Girls (2003) The ending is so forced that it betrays the movie's potential. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Aug 27, 2003
3.5/4 77% Seabiscuit (2003) The combination of these actors is amazing. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jul 25, 2003
2.5/4 33% Johnny English (2003) It is unabashedly silly and playful. I don't think Atkinson could be mean or offensive if he tried. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jul 18, 2003
3/4 23% Bad Boys II (2003) The humor between the characters is a real plus. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jul 18, 2003
3/4 38% Legally Blonde 2 - Red, White & Blonde (2003) The movie stands alone as a nice film. But as a companion to the first movie, it tells a fuller story about a great spirit. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jul 2, 2003
3/4 43% Charlie's Angels - Full Throttle (2003) The intrigue in the plot is weak, but the action makes up for it. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 27, 2003
2.5/4 11% Alex & Emma (2003) I can't help being disappointed that Luke Wilson's wonderful dry humor is lost in this material. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jun 20, 2003
3/4 59% Down With Love (2003) The nostalgic stuff is funny, but the movie turns into one note at parodying the stuff. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted May 16, 2003
2/4 81% Better Luck Tomorrow (2002) Those looking for the gangster movie seen in the TV spots will be seriously disappointed. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted May 9, 2003
2.5/4 31% Malibu's Most Wanted (2003) B-Rad is a harmless, lovable guy... something that can't be said for the characters played by superstars Queen Latifah and Steve Martin, who appear on the next screen over. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Apr 27, 2003
2.25/4 43% Anger Management (2003) There are some good jokes that are well suited for each individual actor, but when brought together their brands of humor clash. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Apr 11, 2003
2.5/4 71% Phone Booth (2003) In the end, it is Farrell's performance that makes the movie worthwhile. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Apr 4, 2003
2.75/4 30% Dreamcatcher (2003) There's also a lot of humor thrown in to make the movie exciting and fun. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 21, 2003
1.5/4 34% Bringing Down the House (2003) Not only is this a cinematic travesty, but it is a societal wrong. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 7, 2003
3/4 90% Cidade de Deus (City of God) (2003) It is a great story that is told well on film. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Mar 7, 2003
2.25/4 60% Old School (2003) Despite the lazy premise, there are some good laughs because the lines are delivered by some great comedians. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 21, 2003
2.5/4 19% The Life of David Gale (2003) The Life of David Gale is gripping and has a good logical payoff. Director Alan Parker has done better but he could've done a lot worse here. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 21, 2003
2.5/4 66% Shanghai Knights (2003) The outtakes at the end brought tears to my eyes, they were so funny. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Feb 7, 2003
2.5/4 43% The Recruit (2003) I didn't groan once, and I left with a smile on my face. That's all I can ask. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 31, 2003
3.5/4 88% Rabbit-Proof Fence (2002) Although this movie won't stir up great debates and isn't something that will change your life, it is beautiful in vision and spirit. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 10, 2003
1.5/4 0% Pinocchio (2002) The dialogue is very choppy and monosyllabic despite the fact that it is being dubbed. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 10, 2003
3.5/4 83% Narc (2002) The film may be bloody, but it still has depth and honesty. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 10, 2003
3.5/4 96% The Pianist (2002) The action is so engrossing that I didn't notice the actual filmmaking. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 10, 2003
3.5/4 78% 25th Hour (2003) A fairy godmother isn't going to show up at the end and make it all better, but the story keeps you guessing what's next. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Jan 10, 2003
3/4 77% Nicholas Nickleby (2002) Director/writer Douglas McGrath (Emma) pares the long novel down to a screenplay just over two hours long while keeping it interesting and faithful to the book. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 31, 2002
3.5/4 86% Chicago (2002) The picture opens big with 'All that Jazz' and goes out bigger with 'All That I Want' and 'Razzle Dazzle.' This is an all-around crowd pleaser. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 31, 2002
4/4 92% Talk to Her (2002) Almodovar has said that maybe maturity is what made him write male characters. Whatever it is has worked wonders to make this his most confident work. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 27, 2002
4/4 87% Far From Heaven (2003) A powerful political piece that never preaches. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 27, 2002
2/4 42% Two Weeks Notice (2002) Romantics will be loyal to this movie, but they are after all "romantics." ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 23, 2002
3.5/4 91% Adaptation (2002) The team of Kaufman and Jonze has made another quality film for the cerebral set. I can't imagine what they will come up with next. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Dec 23, 2002
1/4 12% Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights (2002) Where Sandler's career is going is anybody's guess. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 28, 2002
3/4 50% The Emperor's Club (2002) The pride which the story has for intelligence and the grace of those who try to achieve it is 8 miles away from those who flaunt their ignorance. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 22, 2002
3.5/4 96% Bowling for Columbine (2002) While watching Bowling for Columbine, the word 'absurd' kept coming to mind. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Nov 2, 2002
2/4 20% Knockaround Guys (2002) Tom Noonan is great as the sheriff, and his scenes with John Malkovich are the best in the movie. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Oct 11, 2002
1.5/4 4% Serving Sara (2002) The movie starts off embarrassingly bad. Ten one-liners go by with not even a smirk from the audience. ‐ Fantastica Daily
Posted Aug 23, 2002