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Supercala.com is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): John Venable, Paul Salfen
Rating Title/Year Author
9/10 Terminator Salvation (2009) John Venable Definitely a 'summer blockbuster' and has enough great moments in it to outweigh any groaners that it may also have. In fact, the good moments outweigh the bad about 20 to 1. EDIT
Posted May 18, 2009
8.5/10 Burn After Reading (2008) John Venable Worth viewing if only to see Clooney, McDormand, and Pitt all play what Malkovich's character refers to as a 'league of morons'. EDIT
Posted Sep 14, 2008
9.5/10 The Dark Knight (2008) Paul Salfen ...even if Ledger hadn't died, critics and audiences alike would still be buzzing about the star's turn as The Joker. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2008
8/10 Pineapple Express (2008) Paul Salfen This is not just a movie for potheads. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2008
6/10 The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008) Paul Salfen ...passable popcorn entertainment, it's just disappointing that they couldn't find anything new or original. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2008
10/10 The Dark Knight (2008) John Venable Everything you've heard is true...brilliant. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2008
7/10 Step Brothers (2008) John Venable Not the best in the McKay/Apatow canon, but still...it's funny. EDIT
Posted Jul 24, 2008
8.5/10 Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008) John Venable That'll do Indy, that'll do. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2008
8.5/10 Transformers (2007) John Venable Fun, but a bit too serious. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2007
9/10 Live Free or Die Hard (2007) John Venable Bruce Willis is still a bada** and this series might not be dead yet...I'm just sayin'. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2007
8/10 Shrek the Third (2007) John Venable The bar had been raised so high by the first 2 films that reaching it again proves difficult...and they came close. Check it out! EDIT
Posted May 18, 2007
8/10 Spider-Man 3 (2007) Paul Salfen While the preview makes this one look a little more dark and sinister, it's really not. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2007
6/10 Primeval (2007) Paul Salfen Has one of the most misleading ad campaigns in recent memory, but works on a 'popcorn' level. Wait to rent it. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2007
9.5/10 Alpha Dog (2006) John Venable Outstanding work from a young ensemble. Ben Foster steals the show in an over the top performance as an a**kicking, always-in-trouble, speedfreak. EDIT
Posted Jan 12, 2007
7/10 Rocky Balboa (2006) John Venable Stallone doesn't embarrass himself nor his fans...it's pretty good. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2006
6/10 The Good German (2006) John Venable Technically amazing, but not engaging enough to recommend as theater viewing unless you're an arthouse freak. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2006
9.5/10 Shut Up and Sing (2006) John Venable Remember the people that the Borat film made fun of? They're in this film too, picketing outside of Dixie Chick shows...idiots. EDIT
Posted Dec 15, 2006
10/10 Apocalypto (2006) John Venable He can't keep his mouth shut when he has too much tequila, but dammit, this man can tell a story on film. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2006
9/10 Blood Diamond (2006) John Venable Djimon Hounsou is excellent and Kagiso Kuypers delivers an amazing breakout performance. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2006
6/10 Turistas (2006) John Venable If you remove all the horror aspects of it, it works nicely as a tourism campaign for Brazil. Never has there been a dumber group of travelers; wait to rent it. EDIT
Posted Dec 1, 2006
10/10 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) John Venable The film might as well be entitled Retarded America, but lumping these idiots in with our mentally challenged population would be an insult. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2006
6.5/10 The Prestige (2006) Paul Salfen The Prestige's magic pales in comparison to other 'magical' films released this year. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2006
9.5/10 Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Paul Salfen ...offers escapism of the highest level, transporting the viewers to an entirely different world altogether that holds you in its clutches until the very end. EDIT
Posted Nov 3, 2006
7.5/10 Flags of Our Fathers (2006) John Venable It's good, great in spurts, but overall leaves one longing for a story better suited for film. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2006
8/10 The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning (2006) Paul Salfen Incredibly fun to see with an audience and the best installment since the original. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2006
5/10 Woman on Top (2000) John Venable Wildly mediocre. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2006
5/10 What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001) John Venable Well...you could waste a few hours of your life. Does that answer the question? EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2006
5/10 What Lies Beneath (2000) John Venable They could've cut 10 minutes out of the first hour easily...and it still might have been too slow. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2006
6/10 The Watcher (2000) John Venable Not half bad as a rental. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2006
6/10 A Walk to Remember (2002) John Venable Succeeds modestly as a teen movie. Expect anything else from it and you'll be disappointed. EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2006
5/10 The Black Dahlia (2006) John Venable A beautiful mess. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2006
9/10 Jesus Camp (2006) John Venable This isn't the blind leading the blind, but it is the visually impaired leading the blind. Disturbing. EDIT
Posted Sep 15, 2006
6/10 Beerfest (2006) John Venable It's one of those films that looks like it was more fun to make than it is to watch. I wanted it to be great, but it's only good. EDIT
Posted Aug 25, 2006
8.5/10 The Illusionist (2006) John Venable An amazing team of talent both in front of and behind the camera stretch a short story into a romantic fairy tale for adults that works. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2006
9.5/10 Little Miss Sunshine (2006) John Venable The writing is genius, the performances wonderful, and the film as a whole is a complete success. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2006
7/10 Snakes on a Plane (2006) John Venable If it could've been a little more stupid, it would've been bad-good. It's worth a look for those who love bad cinema. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2006
8.5/10 The Descent (2005) Paul Salfen This film, unlike Hostel or Saw, has a gross-out factor that's actually fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2006
7.5/10 World Trade Center (2006) John Venable Not the conspiracy theory rant one would expect from Stone, not at all. It's not a great film, but a good one that was made with love. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2006
8.5/10 Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) John Venable Pray to Tom Cruise and Oprah Winfrey that Ferrell keeps making silly movies like this. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2006
6/10 John Tucker Must Die (2006) John Venable Made for teenagers and they'll be seeing it no matter what we say. I would too if I was 16 and saw the poster. Wait for the DVD. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2006
9/10 My Super Ex-Girlfriend (2006) John Venable Uma is sexy, Luke is funny, and the script is hilarious...check it out! EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2006
5.5/10 Lady in the Water (2006) John Venable It's an ambitious mess at best, and the invented mythology is delivered to the viewer with the subtlety of a sledgehammer. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2006
4/10 Little Man (2006) John Venable The best film I've ever seen with a full grown man masquerading as a baby...hmmm. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2006
6.5/10 A Scanner Darkly (2006) John Venable It's a great looking film and the destination is worthy, but the journey leaves you wanting something more. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2006
6/10 You, Me and Dupree (2006) John Venable Kate Hudson looks great in a swimsuit and heels...is that enough to recommend theater viewing? Not really. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2006
9.5/10 Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006) John Venable More fun than the cantina scene from Star Wars, Davy Jones and his barnacle-encrusted crew alone make this a must see! EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2006
9/10 Superman Returns (2006) John Venable Try to ignore the parallels Singer draws between Christ and Superman...go ahead, I dare ya. EDIT
Posted Jun 28, 2006
4.5/10 Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties (2006) John Venable The plot is a mish-mash of several Saturday morning cartoon plots and/or bad movie plots. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2006
4/10 Nacho Libre (2006) Paul Salfen This would make for a pretty funny short film, but there's too much filler material here. Save this one for a rental if you're a Jack Black fan. EDIT
Posted Jun 16, 2006
6.5/10 The Omen (2006) Paul Salfen It's well made, but if you've seen the original one, you've seen the best one. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2006