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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Serenity (2005) James Rocchi This near-future Western from Buffy creator Joss Whedon is a big, bold, B-movie piece of entertainment. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2005
2/5 Into the Blue (2005) James Rocchi Scuba-diving thriller with drugs, treasure and bikini-clad flesh isn't especially deep or gripping, even with eye candy aplenty. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2005
4/5 Capote (2005) James Rocchi Philip Seymour Hoffman gives one of the year's best performances as a writer who found a story that changed his life -- and all of journalism. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2005
4/5 A History of Violence (2005) James Rocchi David Cronenberg's tense, lean drama-thriller is a bold, fresh film that's steeped in what's made his career great -- and is his most accessible movie in decades. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2005
5/5 Broken Flowers (2005) James Rocchi Bill Murray reluctantly goes on the road to find the son he didn't know he had in Jim Jarmusch's brilliant, sentimental-but-surprising film. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2005
2/5 Flightplan (2005) James Rocchi This airborne Jodie Foster thriller pretty much runs on autopilot and lands somewhere between not bad and not great. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2005
2/5 Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) James Rocchi Tim Burton's stop-motion idea of a romantic comedy is dead on arrival. EDIT
Posted Sep 22, 2005
4/5 Green Street Hooligans (2005) James Rocchi Football-and-fighting drama shows Elijah Wood in a new light -- and marks the debut of a major talent. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
1/5 A Sound of Thunder (2005) James Rocchi Bradbury-inspired time-travel sci-fi flick is bad, boring and bland -- in every possible way. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
3/5 Transporter 2 (2005) James Rocchi Fast-paced sequel featuring British B-movie action guy Jason Statham delivers what it promises, and not too much more. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
5/5 Thumbsucker (2005) James Rocchi With a brilliant script, sure direction and amazing performances, indie comedy Thumbsucker is one of the year's top 10. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
5/5 The Constant Gardener (2005) James Rocchi Mixing love and loss with conspiracy and commerce, The Constant Gardener is in the running to be one of 2005's best films. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
2/5 The Brothers Grimm (2005) James Rocchi The fairy tale-spinning Brothers are recast as faux ghost-busters in Terry Gilliam's muddled medieval mediocrity. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2005
3/5 The Aristocrats (2005) James Rocchi An inside joke gets turned inside out in this digital documentary about comedy and creepy feelings. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2005
5/5 Murderball (2005) James Rocchi A game -- and the people who play it -- comes to bruising, bold life in one of the year's best documentaries. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2005
4/5 Sky High (2005) James Rocchi Disney's kid flick about a superhero high school isn't groundbreaking, but it is great family fun with a strong cast and a nice sense of entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2005
3/5 Must Love Dogs (2005) James Rocchi Even with a too-cute script, divorcee romantic comedy is passable thanks to the peanut butter/chocolate pairing of Diane Lane and John Cusack. EDIT
Posted Jul 28, 2005
4/5 Hustle & Flow (2005) James Rocchi Gritty-yet-gripping story of a pimp's redemption as a rapper is worth it for Terrence Howard's star-making performance. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2005
1/5 Last Days (2005) James Rocchi Van Sant's drama "inspired by" the last days of Kurt Cobain is an improvised, indulgent failure with none of the energy of the life -- and death -- it parrots. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2005
2/5 Bad News Bears (2005) James Rocchi It must have seemed like a home-run idea to remake the potty-mouthed '70s Little League classic, but the result is a lazy double. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2005
4/5 The Island (2005) James Rocchi Michael Bay delivers what may be a perfect summer movie, with brains and guts beneath sleek, muscular knockout action. EDIT
Posted Jul 21, 2005
3/5 Happy Endings (2005) James Rocchi The Opposite of Sex's writer-director returns with another sharp, smart look at sex, love and life in L.A. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2005
3/5 Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) James Rocchi Tim Burton's pretty-good interpretation of the classic kid flick can't match the original ... but what could? EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2005
4/5 Wedding Crashers (2005) James Rocchi The R rating stands for "romantic" and "ridiculously funny" in this high-spirited, bawdy comedy with big laughs and more than a little heart. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2005
3/5 March of the Penguins (2005) James Rocchi Documentary about the trials and tribulations of mating emperor penguins is well made, even if Morgan Freeman's voice-over is a bit overdone. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2005
1/5 Fantastic Four (2005) James Rocchi All-talk, no-action superhero flick is a dull, drab mess of shallow plots, dull characters and bland effects. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2005
2/5 Dark Water (2005) James Rocchi A single mother, a mysterious haunting, urban terror: This well-crafted Japanese horror remake has a too-familiar "Ring" to it. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2005
4/5 The Beat That My Heart Skipped (2005) James Rocchi French remake of forgotten 1970s flick Fingers is a strong drama with great direction -- and an excellent lead performance. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2005
3.5/5 God of Gamblers (1989) James Rocchi Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2005
3/5 Land of the Dead (2005) James Rocchi The man who invented the modern zombie film comes back to his roots with this spooky, goopy horror flick about power and survival. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2005
3/5 Heights (2005) James Rocchi New York's a big city -- and a small world -- in this okay indie drama that doesn't quite know what to do with its great cast. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2005
3/5 Herbie: Fully Loaded (2005) James Rocchi Revamped car-is-the-star franchise will appeal to kids, even if it won't go the distance for their parents. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2005
2/5 Bewitched (2005) James Rocchi Will Ferrell and Nicole Kidman try to turn an old TV show into a magical Hollywood satire, but their trick's not much of a treat. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2005
4/5 Deep Blue (2003) James Rocchi Documentary about the ocean's panorama of life is full of beauty, awe, terror, wonder -- and jaw-dropping cinematography. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2005
4/5 My Summer of Love (2004) James Rocchi Thoughtful, carefully crafted drama about youth and summer love in a small town is a great acting showcase for a talented cast. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2005
4/5 Batman Begins (2005) James Rocchi Director Christopher Nolan brings plenty of action, character and atmosphere to the first worthy film adaptation of the classic comic book. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2005
4/5 Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005) James Rocchi Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and director Doug Liman team up for a perfect piece of snap-crackle-popcorn entertainment. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2005
3/5 Switchblade Romance (2003) James Rocchi Nasty, ghastly French slasher flick's gut-churning tension is undermined by a head-scratching plot turn. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2005
2/5 Howl's Moving Castle (2004) James Rocchi Fantasy tale from master animator Hayao Miyazaki is a feast for the senses ... that makes no sense. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2005
4/5 Brothers (2004) James Rocchi War comes home in this Danish drama that has careful intelligence and searing power. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2005
3/5 Lords of Dogtown (2005) James Rocchi Skateboarding '70s rise-and-fall tale has a fresh look and feel, even if the story's a little stale. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2005
3/5 Cinderella Man (2005) James Rocchi Depression-era boxing story gets a good -- not great -- envisioning from Ron Howard and features good lead work from Russell Crowe. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2005
1/5 Monster-in-Law (2005) James Rocchi Tired comedy pits Jennifer Lopez and Jane Fonda against each other ... and the audiences loses. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2005
3/5 A Lot Like Love (2005) James Rocchi Gen-Y When Harry Met Sally update just barely works, thanks to Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet's chemistry. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2005
4/5 The Interpreter (2005) James Rocchi Moody mix of international politics and inner conflict makes for a thought-provoking thriller -- just ignore the trailer. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2005
4/5 Crash (2004) James Rocchi Sprawling Los Angeles drama of race, power, guns and fear is a little too controlled by coincidence, but the ambitions and cast make it thought-provoking. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2005
2/5 Kingdom of Heaven (2005) James Rocchi Ridley Scott returns to Gladiator-scale ambitions with a Crusades epic that's big but boring. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2005
1/5 Eros (2004) James Rocchi Three master filmmakers craft short films about desire that leave a lot to be desired. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2005
2/5 The Amityville Horror (2005) James Rocchi A little of The Sixth Sense and a whole lot of nonsense make for a "based on a true story" horror flick that has only a few jolts to its credit. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2005
4/5 Kung Fu Hustle (2004) James Rocchi Stephen Chow's pure, pop blast of martial arts action, giddy physical comedy and sheer movie love bursts off the screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2005