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Tyler Hanley

Tyler Hanley
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 96% True Grit (2010) Excellent production values (especially costume design) couple with standout performances from Jeff Bridges and Matt Damon for a terrific cinematic escape. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Feb 1, 2011
2/4 53% The Mechanic (2011) A weak script and a fumbled climax seriously deflate what could have been an explosive thriller. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jan 28, 2011
2.5/4 51% Tron Legacy (2010) Legacy is sort of a one-trick pony. After you get past the neon-glow costumes, whizzing Frisbee weapons and cyberspace backdrop, there really isn't much to get excited about. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Dec 21, 2010
3/4 89% Tangled (2010) Long hair hasn't been this much fun since Woodstock. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 24, 2010
3.5/4 94% The Town (2010) Ben Affleck has matured as an actor and serves up what is arguably his best performance to date. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2010
3.5/4 78% Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 (2010) Yates, Radcliffe and the rest of the Potter posse are giving fans exactly what they deserve -- a powerful denouement worthy of a boy wizard who has charmed the world for more than a dozen years. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2010
3.5/4 46% Hereafter (2010) Hereafter is deep and deliberate. It requires patience and emotional maturity from its audience. Those willing to give it will be rewarded with a cinematic experience that is complex, heartfelt and spiritually uplifting. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 22, 2010
3.5/4 96% The Social Network (2010) There's a lot to "Like" about The Social Network. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 1, 2010
3/4 51% The Switch (2010) Despite a relatively predictable plot and inconsistent pacing, The Switch scores thanks to a good balance of humor and heart. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 20, 2010
3.5/4 81% Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Audacious director Edgar Wright (Shaun of the Dead) throws a jolt of energy into the summer movie season with this imaginative and entertaining romp. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 13, 2010
3.5/4 86% Inception (2010) The movie is almost hypnotic -- a mind-bending experience laced with palpable tension and fueled with drama. Sweet dreams. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 16, 2010
2.5/4 52% Knight & Day (2010) Tom Cruise is not the failsafe, bankable actor he once was. But his performance here reminds us of what made him a star in the first place. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 25, 2010
2/4 12% Jonah Hex (2010) Compelling plot and character development get lost somewhere between explosion No. 1 and explosion No. 78, but the film certainly satisfies the popcorn quotient for summer cinema. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2010
4/4 99% Toy Story 3 (2010) Pixar's storytelling masterminds serve up yet another exceptional film packed with humor, imagination, adventure and emotional resonance. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 18, 2010
3/4 36% Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Although the Disney flick suffers from a silly plot and one-dimensional characters, it avoids the cinematic purgatory most video game adaptations tumble into. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 28, 2010
2/4 40% Letters to Juliet (2010) Road-tripping romance that features a talented cast and gorgeous locales but an overly sappy plot and nap-inducing pace. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 14, 2010
1.5/4 49% The Losers (2010) This chaotic action flick features a terrific cast but a script so cliched that filmgoers who shell out 10 bucks to see it may feel like the title is directed at them. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Apr 23, 2010
2/4 19% Cop Out (2010) The latest R-rated comedy from director Kevin Smith (Clerks) is immature and sloppy. Fortunately, the movie is also pretty darn funny. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Feb 26, 2010
2.5/4 18% Valentine's Day (2010) With a cast that reads like the Vogue Oscar party guest list, Valentine's Day should have been can't-miss cinema instead of standard Hollywood schmaltz. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Feb 12, 2010
3/4 56% Edge of Darkness (2010) Edge is a gripping thriller reminiscent of Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning The Departed, and Mel Gibson serves up a ferocious performance. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jan 29, 2010
3.5/4 70% Sherlock Holmes (2009) Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's legendary sleuth gets a cinematic adrenaline shot for this wildly entertaining and action-packed mystery. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Dec 28, 2009
3.5/4 76% Invictus (2009) Inspiring messages about equality, forgiveness and understanding resonate thanks to Clint Eastwood's deft hand and standout performances by Morgan Freeman and Matt Damon. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Dec 11, 2009
2.5/4 39% 2012 (2009) An Oscar-caliber cast and dazzling visual effects can't rescue this formulaic disaster flick from a script flooded with generic dialogue and preposterous plot points. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 19, 2009
3/4 54% Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009) Although Dickens has been translated time and time again, this animated adventure is no humbug. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Nov 6, 2009
3/4 44% The Proposal (2009) Although The Proposal isn't a sweep-you-off-your-feet affair, Bullock and Reynolds make it a thoroughly charming engagement. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 19, 2009
3.5/4 79% The Hangover (2009) Who knew a Hangover could be so much fun?‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 5, 2009
4/4 98% Up (2009) A thrilling, heartfelt and humorous family film with enough jubilant energy to lift you right off your seat.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 29, 2009
2/4 33% Terminator Salvation (2009) Director McG fuels Terminator Salvation with exceptional visual effects and sharp sound, but more shouting and explosions than a Super Bowl in Beirut. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 22, 2009
3/4 38% X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009) Hugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber are so well-cast and are so sharp in their roles that extraneous missteps almost feel excusable.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 7, 2009
3/4 87% Earth (Disneynature's Earth) (Planet Earth) (2009) This film is for those so buried in gadgets and The Gap that the Earth, at its roots, has become something foreign. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Apr 24, 2009
2/4 43% Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Dwayne Johnson shines alongside rising star AnnaSophia Robb, but the film's cookie-cutter plot and adolescent script make Witch Mountain hardly worth racing to.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Mar 16, 2009
3.5/4 65% Watchmen (2009) Rich with vibrant color, visceral action and dynamic characters, Zack Snyder's ambitious adaptation of the acclaimed graphic novel is a visual and psychological feast. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Mar 6, 2009
3/4 25% Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) Confessions is more cautionary tale than comedy.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Feb 13, 2009
3.5/4 62% Valkyrie (2008) The tension that builds throughout Valkyrie is palpable and the plot is incredibly compelling. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2009
3.5/4 89% Bolt (2008) Bolt is fast-paced, funny and beautifully animated -- a charming movie that would have Benji and Lassie howling in jealousy.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2009
2.5/4 57% Defiance (2009) Defiance is an extraordinary story and the production is admirable -- if you have the time and patience to trudge through. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Feb 5, 2009
3/4 70% I Am Legend (2007) I Am Legend is far from a feel-good film; it's a familiar (for fans of Stephen King's The Stand or Heston's Omega Man) post-apocalyptic adventure rife with chills and hopelessness.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
1.5/4 18% Star Wars: The Clone Wars (2008) Here are six words that would probably get me tarred and feathered at a comic-book convention: I am sick of Star Wars. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 18, 2008
3/4 54% Body of Lies (2008) Both complicated and compelling, Body of Lies offers an audacious glimpse at the hypocrisy and religious furor fueling a struggle most Americans recognize only as a political catch phrase -- a 'war on terror.'‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Oct 10, 2008
3.5/4 86% Ghost Town (2008) Ghost Town is a fantasy charmer, from its tight cast and excellent soundtrack to its complex characters and soulful climax. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Sep 19, 2008
3/4 42% The House Bunny (2008) Revenge of the Nerds gets a feminine twist in this entertaining and uplifting chuckler. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Aug 22, 2008
2/4 61% Journey to the Center of the Earth (2008) Plot, dialogue and acting are buried beneath a visual barrage that may stimulate children but dizzy adults. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jul 11, 2008
4/4 72% Wanted (2008) Simultaneously groundbreaking and breathtaking, Wanted is more than just one of the best films of 2008 -- it's one of the best action movies ever made.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 27, 2008
3/4 67% The Incredible Hulk (2008) Fans furious with Ang Lee's artsy 2003 flick about Marvel's green behemoth can finally breathe a sigh of relief.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Jun 13, 2008
3/4 39% Speed Racer (2008) The Wachowski Brothers' big-screen, big-budget adaptation of the popular Speed Racer anime series is like the Willy Wonka of racing movies.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 9, 2008
3.5/4 94% Iron Man (2008) Doubters with their tales of suspense about whether or not Iron Man will fly as a franchise can finally calm down -- and Batman and Spider-Man fans can start to get edgy about sharing the cinematic spotlight.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted May 2, 2008
3/4 64% Baby Mama (2008) SNL alumni Tina Fey, Steve Martin, and current mainstay Amy Poehler, all shine in this infectious chuckler.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Apr 28, 2008
2.5/4 65% The Forbidden Kingdom (2008) Seeing Jackie Chan and Jet Li in fist-frenzied combat feels like the kung-fu equivalent of watching Fred Astaire cut the rug with Ginger Rogers. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Apr 18, 2008
2/4 36% Street Kings (2008) Fans of Keanue Reeves and Forest Whitaker will appreciate Reeves' heavy screen time and Whitaker's performance, but both actors deserve material that doesn't leave the viewer queasy and in need of a long shower.‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Apr 11, 2008
3/4 79% The Bank Job (2008) Following three theatrical bombs, British actor Jason Statham hits pay dirt with this compelling picture about the famed 1971 Baker Street bank robbery in London. ‐ Palo Alto Weekly
Posted Mar 26, 2008