Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine)

Seacoast Newspapers (NH/Maine) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer® when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Gina Carbone
Rating Title/Year Author
3.5/4 The Social Network (2010) Gina Carbone Cool, fast, smart and sleek. It's also a surprisingly deep and almost painful reminder of the importance of a real social network - as opposed to, say, Facebook. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2010
1/4 Piranha (2010) Gina Carbone Too much Jersey Shore, not enough piranhas. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2010
3/4 The Other Guys (2010) Gina Carbone This peacock really flies, but what's with the credits? EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2010
3.5/4 Inception (2010) Gina Carbone It's bold. It's exciting. It makes you think. It engages. It impresses. It frustrates. And it does it all a helluva lot better than Shutter Island. EDIT
Posted Jul 18, 2010
3.5/4 How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Gina Carbone Is it breaking new ground, the way Pixar does? No, it's not quite that ambitious. It just wants to entertain for 98 minutes. I was wowed. That's what I was hoping for and that's what I got. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2010
2/4 The Bounty Hunter (2010) Gina Carbone It's a little sad that in 2010 we still have dated films like this, but some movies are just 'critic proof' comfort food. You know exactly what you are going to get and that's what you pay for. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2010
2.25/4 Alice in Wonderland (2010) Gina Carbone Tim Burton is the kind of director who probably does come up with six impossible things before breakfast. So it was a surprise to see him produce a film so lacking in joy, innovation and curiosity. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2010
2.5/4 The Crazies (2010) Gina Carbone Tense. Gross. Gory. Nice shots of Iowa. Nice shots of Joe Anderson as my new favorite Brit-who-roughs-it-up-playing-American. But is it something you're likely to remember 10 minutes after it ends? Nah. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2010
2.75/4 Shutter Island (2010) Gina Carbone I didn't love it. I didn't hate it. But the more I think about it, the more I want to see it again ... if only to dissect it more. EDIT
Posted Feb 25, 2010
3/4 The Cove (2009) Gina Carbone I don't think I can go to marine parks anymore. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2010
2.25/4 Legion (2010) Gina Carbone It's Terminator plus Dogma times Supernatural as set in a Stephen King novel reinterpreted by someone without a sense of humor or knack for dialogue operating on a low budget. But God help me, I liked it! EDIT
Posted Jan 28, 2010
3.25/4 Crazy Heart (2009) Gina Carbone I wanted to walk out bowled over by Jeff Bridges and his 'performance of a lifetime,' but I was fixated on the Colin Farrell factor. EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2010
3/4 Daybreakers (2009) Gina Carbone Now this is a vampire movie. EDIT
Posted Jan 14, 2010
2.75/4 The Messenger (2009) Gina Carbone Well acted, bare-bones look at homefront horror, but it's not quite in the same war league as The Hurt Locker. EDIT
Posted Jan 7, 2010
2.5/4 Nine (2009) Gina Carbone In the canon of modern musicals, Nine belongs miles beneath Moulin Rouge, and even Evita and bright, whimsical Mamma Mia. EDIT
Posted Dec 31, 2009
2.5/4 Avatar (2009) Gina Carbone Breaks technological ground with stunning visuals, but disappoints on story and characters - which still do matter. EDIT
Posted Dec 24, 2009
3/4 Invictus (2009) Gina Carbone Obama could use a Rugby World Cup. Something to unite his disaffected nation. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2009
3/4 Brothers (2009) Gina Carbone In the large canon of war films, Brothers falls somewhere in the upper middle of the pack, but it's not bold or original enough to make a lasting name for itself. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2009
3/4 The Road (2009) Gina Carbone It's a beautiful, harrowing story and a good film. I'm just worried it's not good enough considering its potential. EDIT
Posted Dec 3, 2009
3.25/4 Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) Gina Carbone Fantastic Mr. Fox is (waves hands around face) different. In a good way. In a great way, actually. EDIT
Posted Nov 30, 2009
3/4 Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009) Gina Carbone And here I thought 2012 was unrelenting and A Serious Man was about the trials of Job. Huh. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2009
2/4 The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009) Gina Carbone If they spent more time on the scripts, coaching the actors and finding less distracting hair and makeup, they might earn what they have but don't deserve: the fans' unconditional love. EDIT
Posted Nov 21, 2009
2.75/4 2012 (2009) Gina Carbone The Ron Jeremy of disaster porn. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2009
2.5/4 The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) Gina Carbone If I could make a mix tape of scenes from this film I'd watch them repeatedly. But as a whole, it was a missed opportunity. And the ending . . . even Obi-Wan would roll his eyes. Definitely not the droids I was looking for. EDIT
Posted Nov 7, 2009
2/4 The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day (2009) Gina Carbone Let's just say it doesn't make me feel like Riverdancing. EDIT
Posted Oct 31, 2009
2/4 Amelia (2009) Gina Carbone The key to selling a story is making people believe it's real. That's the trouble with Amelia -- I didn't buy a minute of it. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2009
3.25/4 Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Gina Carbone Where the Wild Things Are is the least fantastical fantasy and the most raw, honest, personal and magical film about childhood angst since ... ever? EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2009
2.5/4 Paranormal Activity (2007) Gina Carbone Sorry. The emperor is naked. It was just an OK indie horror film with more shaky camerawork. Is this really the highest standard we can set? EDIT
Posted Oct 10, 2009
2.25/4 Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) Gina Carbone Michael Moore preaches to the converted in his least insightful op-ed to date. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2009
3/4 The Informant! (2009) Gina Carbone The Insider plus The Office plus Fargo plus the forced zaniness of Juno. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2009
2/4 Whiteout (2009) Gina Carbone What a stiff. EDIT
Posted Sep 12, 2009
2.5/4 Extract (2009) Gina Carbone Where's the flair, Dinkus? EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2009
3/4 Inglourious Basterds (2009) Gina Carbone Quentin Tarantino has become the third Coen brother. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2009
3/4 District 9 (2009) Gina Carbone This is the movie Transformers should've been. EDIT
Posted Aug 15, 2009
2/4 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) Gina Carbone Worst 'blockbuster' of the summer. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2009
3/4 Funny People (2009) Gina Carbone Sandler and Apatow hitting the heavy drama button is like Darth Vader and Voldemort joining forces to throw a tea party. But a good one! EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2009
2.5/4 Orphan (2009) Gina Carbone It's ... uh ... creepy in that other way. EDIT
Posted Jul 25, 2009
3/4 Away We Go (2009) Gina Carbone Narrowly manages to avoid the insufferably twee hipster cutesiness of, say, Juno, or any other works of Satan. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2009
3/4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Gina Carbone Like the Prince himself, David Yates crosses out portions of J.K. Rowling's text in favor of his own ideas. This produces the best magic to date, until it goes wrong... EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2009
3.75/4 The Hurt Locker (2008) Gina Carbone First female best director Oscar right here. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2009
2.8/4 Brüno (2009) Gina Carbone Ich laughed, Ich cringed, Ich pitied Paula Abdul. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2009
2.5/4 Public Enemies (2009) Gina Carbone Never mind crime, I'm declaring the nation's first war on hand-held cameras. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2009
2.25/4 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Gina Carbone The first movie of 2009 to fail my clock test. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2009
2/4 Year One (2009) Gina Carbone Blessed are the cheesemakers? Not this time. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2009
3/4 The Hangover (2009) Gina Carbone It's just funny - pretty much from start to finish, or at least whenever Zach Galifianakis' 'Fat Jesus' is on screen. EDIT
Posted Jun 5, 2009
3.25/4 Drag Me to Hell (2009) Gina Carbone Sam Raimi had me at the ticked-off talking goat, but he gave me so much more. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2009
3.5/4 Up (2009) Gina Carbone Best since Finding Nemo. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2009
2.75/4 Terminator Salvation (2009) Gina Carbone An entertaining action film that increases in value the less you actually think about it, with a star-making who-the-heck-is-THAT? performance from Sam Worthington. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2009
2.5/4 Angels & Demons (2009) Gina Carbone The Da Vinci Code, while not a great movie by a stretch, was better and actually offered some interesting characters. EDIT
Posted May 15, 2009
3.5/4 Star Trek (2009) Gina Carbone Sacrilege alert! It may even be better than The Dark Knight. EDIT
Posted May 8, 2009