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Capital Times (Madison, WI)

Capital Times (Madison, WI) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Rob Thomas
Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
5/5
It's many excesses just make this brilliant slapstick musical even more enjoyable.
Posted Aug 12, 2004
2
2/4
Carandiru (2004)
"Carandiru" ultimately falls prey to the cliches that pervade so many mediocre prison movies.
Posted Aug 12, 2004
3
1/5
Pretty awful in its un-MST3Ked incarnation.
Posted Aug 12, 2004
4
3/4
Control Room (2004)
5
1/5
A really terrible monster movie, but a really entertaining viewing experience.
Posted Aug 5, 2004
6
3/4
7
2/5
Rogue Trader (1999)
An intriguing true story, a magnetic lead actor, and yet the result is pancake-flat.
Posted Jul 29, 2004
8
4/4
The Return (2003)
We're sent out of the theater unsettled and somewhat mystified by what we saw, but exhilarated to have been in the presence of a truly impressive filmmaking debut.
Posted Jul 29, 2004
9
4/5
Big (1988)
Will always remain Hanks' best comic performance.
Posted Jul 29, 2004
10
3/4
"Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle" may have a better grasp of modern race relations than so-called "serious" films.
Posted Jul 29, 2004
11
3/5
Christine (1983)
Tense and faithful adaptation of the Stephen King classic.
Posted Jul 22, 2004
12
4/5
Both exuberant and mean-spirited, it's just a great musical comedy.
Posted Jul 22, 2004
13
1/5
Completely lifeless, with zero chemistry between the leads.
Posted Jul 22, 2004
14
3/4
Does for camels what "Bambi" did for deer.
Posted Jul 22, 2004
15
3/4
Gojira (1956)
16
3/5
The mix of comedy and melodrama is pretty well done.
Posted Jul 15, 2004
17
3/5
The last of the "Ape" sequels that's worth watching.
Posted Jul 15, 2004
18
2/4
I'm not sure what attracted such a strong cast to take part in such nonsense, although I wouldn't be surprised if a gently swaying pocket watch was involved.
Posted Jul 15, 2004
19
2/5
Goofy enough to be enjoyed on its own merits, but the "MST3k" version is pure gold.
Posted Jul 15, 2004
20
4/4
See, this is what "The Passion of the Christ" needed. More song-and-dance numbers.
Posted Jul 15, 2004
21
2/5
The allegory wears thin fast, and we're just left with artifice.
Posted Jul 8, 2004
22
4/5
Some dizzyingly exciting action marks Chan's stateside debut.
Posted Jul 8, 2004
23
3/4
24
2/5
Johnson's sort of good, surprisingly, but this is just expensive trash.
Posted Jul 7, 2004
25
3/4
The film is really more about the aftershocks of war, and how they upset the internal balance of its survivors.
Posted Jul 7, 2004
26
3/5
Volunteers (1985)
One of the better films from Hanks' minor-league, pre-"Big" career.
Posted Jun 25, 2004
27
3.5/4
Young Adam (2004)
28
4/5
A great underdog story, and you gotta love the flying crane.
Posted Jun 25, 2004
29
3/4
The Notebook (2004)
Sap. Sucker. Crybaby. Pantywaist. Go ahead and call me whatever name you want. I'm still recommending the weepy and unabashedly square romantic drama "The Notebook."
Posted Jun 25, 2004
30
3/4
31
2/5
A weak, convoluted attempt to cash in on the original's charms.
Posted Jun 17, 2004
32
2.5/4
33
3/5
This should be trash, but Fonda and Leigh's performances keep things believably chilling.
Posted Jun 10, 2004
34
3/4
It drifts around in a slow circle like the houseboat on the lake, but patient audiences will find the trip worthwhile.
Posted Jun 10, 2004
35
3/5
Not much new here, but the familiar elements are well-handled.
Posted Jun 10, 2004
36
4/4
37
3/5
School Daze (1988)
An uneven but probably necessary stepping stone between "She's Gotta Have It" and "Do The Right Thing"
Posted Jun 7, 2004
38
3.5/4
If I had to recommend just one film out of the three, it would be this one.
Posted Jun 7, 2004
39
5/5
A brutal, exhausting, relentless action masterpiece.
Posted Jun 7, 2004
40
3/5
Being Human (1994)
Just when you think the parts are never going to connect, they do so quite movingly
Posted Jun 7, 2004
41
3/4
This Old Cub (2004)
42
3/5
Absolutely essential for fans of the series, with McDowall an engaging guide.
Posted May 27, 2004
43
3/5
Dragonslayer (1981)
A fun little fantasy flick.
Posted May 27, 2004
44
2/4
The film's tone is just all over the map.
Posted May 27, 2004
45
2/5
Garofalo's good, but the Celtic charm is laid on way too thick.
Posted May 27, 2004
46
4/4
It's a beautiful period epic that's also a very affecting story about a man of action who yearns to be a man of inaction.
Posted May 27, 2004
47
2/5
We already have a Woody Allen, but thanks anyway for applying.
Posted May 27, 2004
48
3/4
Reunion (2002)
49
4/5
Scrooged (1988)
The smart-aleck comedy keeps the holiday cheer from getting too sugary.
Posted May 21, 2004
50
3/4
The cumulative force of so many quiet, unforced little moments add up, and it wasn't until a good hour after I'd seen the film that it really took hold of me.
Posted May 21, 2004