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Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA)

Local Planet Weekly (Spokane, WA) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Rachel Deahl
Taking Lives (2004)
With its French Canadian setting and strong (rather, strong-looking) cast, Taking Lives is elevated above its genre cliches.
Posted Apr 16, 2004
...Director Todd Phillips (Road Trip, Old School) proves once again that he has a hand for feel-good comedies.
Posted Apr 16, 2004
The Perfect Score is amenable, enjoyable and as quickly forgotten as all those tricks you learned in your SAT prep class.
Posted Apr 16, 2004
Paycheck (2003)
Coming up short on just about everything - from the casting and dialog to the action sequences - Woo rides the high of a strong story into the ground.
Posted Jan 8, 2004
...It does achieve, if only intermittently, the aching feelings of love and loss, for both country and countrymen, that Frazier depicted so unforgettably in his novel.
Posted Jan 8, 2004
The Return of the King delivers the same awe-inspiring visuals as Jackson's two previous films without ever coming off like it's simply 'more of the same.'
Posted Dec 23, 2003
Stuck on You (2003)
...Winds up trying to tug at your heart strings more than strike your funny bone
Posted Dec 18, 2003
...Although the story's high on gore and low on almost everything else, Leatherface still inspires a hell of a lot more fear than Freddy or Jason.
Posted Nov 5, 2003
...With School of Rock director Richard Linklater delivers a warm-hearted and irresistible valentine to the music he loves.
Posted Nov 5, 2003
...Some unexpectedly good subplots and beautiful scenery make this fluff particularly palatable.
Posted Oct 1, 2003
Matchstick Men ultimately plays its audience for the fool. And while the sting is well orchestrated and enjoyable, the effect is fleeting.
Posted Oct 1, 2003
Open Range (2003)
Thankfully the director who made Dances With Wolves shines through here, mostly overshadowing that guy who gave us Waterworld and The Postman.
Posted Aug 20, 2003
A crude, sloppy, four-wheeled extravaganza; the best thing about this sequel is that it's not quite as bad as its ridiculous title indicates.
Posted Jun 6, 2003
Finding Nemo (2003)
A thrilling and brilliantly flawed film, Reloaded is ultimately a deceptive meditation on the most unlikely of subjects: the impossibility of sequeling an already perfect film.
Posted May 15, 2003
...doesn't offer much beyond cute faces and forgettable poop jokes.
Posted May 14, 2003
An infectiously good time, X2 will no doubt make you forget about the doldrums of human existence and leave you wondering what kind of mutant you'd most like to be.
Posted May 1, 2003
At best [The Real Cancun] is 90 minutes spent with a group of mind-numbingly uninteresting exhibitionists who would have served themselves, and America, better with a half-hour on The Jerry Springer Show.
Posted Apr 24, 2003
As the star and chief writer of Malibu's Most Wanted, Kennedy is writ large here, delivering the same hit-and-miss antics that regularly crop up on his TV show.
Posted Apr 17, 2003
Coming off of roles in which they both brilliantly played against type, Jack Nicholson and Adam Sandler...return to form with this standard comedy.
Posted Apr 11, 2003
The Hunted (2003)
...a refreshing action movie that relies more heavily on solid filmmaking than poorly executed, computer-generated effects.
Posted Mar 17, 2003
With too little Li and too much DMX, Cradle would have been better served if these players had been allowed to stick to what they do best, with Li fighting and DMX singing.
Posted Mar 7, 2003
In this ill-conceived comedy of errors...racial stereotypes and bottom-of-the-barrel humor abound.
Posted Mar 7, 2003
Payne constructs a hilarious ode to middle America and middle age with this unlikely odyssey, featuring a pathetic, endearing hero who is all too human.
Posted Jan 2, 2003
Writhing under dialogue like 'You're from two different worlds' and 'Tonight the maid is a lie and this, this is who you are,' this schlock-filled fairy tale hits new depths of unoriginality and predictability.
Posted Dec 13, 2002
Red Dragon (2002)
As Norton and Hopkins exchange barbs and witticisms, the desire to see the Dr. Lechter of yore chatting it up with a pensive, redheaded, Jody Foster never quite dissipates.
Posted Nov 8, 2002
...Mendes manages once again to use his overt direction to create a quietly powerful film.
Posted Nov 8, 2002
Ghost Ship (2002)
Aside from its jarring opening sequence -- imagine The Love Boat crossed with The Texas Chain Saw Massacre -- Ghost Ship is a fairly rote ghoulish tale.
Posted Oct 29, 2002
A romantic comedy, sans much of the comedy, this clunky Reese Witherspoon vehicle glows with the powerful allure of its shiny, irresistible young star but little else.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
An unnerving and exhilarating romantic comedy that is neither romantic nor comic ... Punch Drunk Love is more revelatory than it is enjoyable.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
Making good on the best aspects of A.I., namely that stark and singular look of a future dominated but not quite overwhelmed by technology, Spielberg creates a stunning world where the past and present collide.
Posted Oct 24, 2002
Spider-Man (2002)
Sam Raimi is brilliant behind the camera and Spider-Man is a faithful and fun adaptation.
Posted Oct 24, 2002