Entertainment Insiders

Entertainment Insiders is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Eric Lurio, Jackie K. Cooper, James Sanford, Janos Gereben, Jonathan W. Hickman, Mac Verstandig, Scott A. Mantz
Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Agora (2009) Philip Concannon Agora is an epic production, handsomely mounted by director Alejandro Amenábar, but the film is at its most stimulating and compelling on an intellectual level EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2010
3/4 Holy Rollers (2010) Janos Gereben Though it lacks depth, Holy Rollers captures your attention early on and is able to sustain this momentum throughout. Kevin Asch has learned from his influences well and his feature debut takes its place among the better recent independent crime dramas. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2010
2/4 Shrek Forever After (2010) Janos Gereben If you had a tough time getting through Shrek the Third, you'll probably have an even tougher time with Shrek Forever After. Oh, but it's in 3-D. That should make things pop, but it didn't make much of an impression, sort of like the rest of the animati EDIT
Posted May 21, 2010
2/4 The Living Wake (2007) Janos Gereben A small, peculiar film with a big, grating personality, The Living Wake is like a party crasher at an intimate gathering, momentarily intriguing and difficult to forget, but mostly for the wrong reasons. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2010
2.25/4 Robin Hood (2010) Janos Gereben Robin Hood was a workmanlike film with nothing special to recommend it other than the two lead actors and beautifully shot English countryside. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2010
2.75/4 Letters to Juliet (2010) Janos Gereben Seyfried is delightful in this movie whereas I have found her just annoying in others. Maybe it is that she gets to share the screen with Bernal and the luminous Vanessa. Those two could make anybody look good. Still Seyfried is also good in her scenes wi EDIT
Posted May 17, 2010
2/4 Looking for Eric (2009) Janos Gereben Though certainly well intended and with a pleasant enough spirit, it lacks anything in the way of urgency, usually the defining trait of a Ken Loach movie. EDIT
Posted May 12, 2010
2.5/4 The Human Centipede (2009) Janos Gereben If the movie works on any credible level, it's as a deranged, surreal experience. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2010
2/4 Babies (2010) Janos Gereben For the first part of the movie the cuteness of the babies is enough but after that the sameness of the film starts to sink in and the need for something else arises. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2010
3/4 Princess Kaiulani (2009) Janos Gereben You mourn the princess not only because of her cruel fate and that of her country, but more personally because of the magnificent way Q'orianka Kilcher portrays her on the screen. EDIT
Posted May 11, 2010
3/4 Iron Man 2 (2010) Janos Gereben This sequel was an improvement in many ways. I preferred Don Cheadle as Tony's friend Rhodey, the two seemed to have a better rapport, and Mickey Rourke just can't be beat as a villain EDIT
Posted May 7, 2010
3.75/4 The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) Janos Gereben The Disappearance of Alice Creed is not flawless, and Blakeson occasionally ties himself in knots with his complicated plotting, which often leads to Alice, Vic and especially Danny behaving in a manner that forwards the plot rather than one that naturall EDIT
Posted May 2, 2010
1.25/4 Furry Vengeance (2010) Janos Gereben Kids will probably enjoy the scenes with the animals getting the best of the humans, and they will all absorb the message that nature needs to be protected, All the bad acting and boring moments in the script will be overlooked. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2010
1.75/4 A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) Janos Gereben Haley is a solid replacement for Englund as the murderous Freddy. He is particularly effective in the scenes of Freddy's earlier life. Although his talent was put to better use in "Watchmen" this role should give him employment for years to come. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2010
2.5/4 The Losers (2010) Janos Gereben The action in the film is continuous and the excitement is intense. Still there is something just a bit off with the whole plot, look and feel of the film. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2010
3.5/4 The Square (2008) Janos Gereben Edgerton makes it a point to complicate each character and action, focusing on complex decisions that produce lasting and often violent consequences. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2010
2/4 The Back-up Plan (2010) Janos Gereben It is nice to have Lopez back in a romantic comedy and for the most part it is an acceptable vehicle for her. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2010
3/4 Dancing Across Borders (2009) Janos Gereben The film is a wonderful mix of ballet rehearsals and performances, the saga of a young artist's struggle and success, and a personal story of dealing with cross-cultural conflict and resolution. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2010
1.5/4 Cemetery Junction (2010) Janos Gereben While Remi Adefarasin's cinematography gives the picture a superficially cinematic sheen, this is essentially small-minded fare, unimaginative in its ambitions and clumsy in its execution. EDIT
Posted Apr 21, 2010
3.5/4 Get Low (2009) Janos Gereben Robert Duvall can do no wrong. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2010
2/4 Paper Man (2009) Janos Gereben What the film aims to be, I think, is a dry, witty and intimate glimpse into the lives and souls of these misunderstood everyday people, but simply cannot connect EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2010
4/4 The Ghost Writer (2010) Janos Gereben The brilliance of the ensemble acting here is perhaps Polanski's finest achievement EDIT
Posted Apr 19, 2010
3/4 I Am Love (2009) Janos Gereben Beautiful. That's the word that most appropriately sums up I Am Love %u2013 the film is a portrait of beautiful people in beautiful surroundings, and it has been beautifully made. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2010
2/4 The Joneses (2009) Janos Gereben The execution just didn't live up to the clever premise. If we aren't going to get into the heads of these characters as they witness the havoc they wreak, then director should have kept up the satirical tone of the EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2010
3.5/4 Greenberg (2010) Janos Gereben Through the casual pacing of the script and Harris Savides' gloriously brumous cinematography, Greenberg becomes more about other people's interpretations of Roger than the man himself. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
3/4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) Janos Gereben For anyone who has struggled to fit in, Diary of a Wimpy Kid is full of nostalgic and painful reminders of the horrors of middle school, from gym class to school plays. It's full of genuine laughs, one of the rare films that can by enjoyed by kids and adu EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
3/4 How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Janos Gereben It is, quite simply, a good story told in an entertaining, imaginative and heartfelt way. Now come on, DreamWorks; was that really so difficult? EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2/4 Chloe (2009) Janos Gereben Chloe, a shallow, formulaic thriller that feels rushed and somewhat routinely slapped together, registers as a surprising disappointment. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2/4 Tyler Perry's Why Did I Get Married Too? (2010) Janos Gereben One trip to this well was enough. The cast, returning from the first film, is good enough but the story is shrill and unnerving. By the time a tacky ending arrives the audience is ready for something a little lighter and a little brighter. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
1.5/4 Clash of the Titans (2010) Janos Gereben Liam Neeson, Ralph Fiennes and Danny Huston play the three main Greek gods %u2013 Zeus, Hades and Poseidon. Neeson sort of ambles through his role while Fiennes attacks his like he is playing the lead in "Macbeth." Huston has little to do and is totally f EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
3.5/4 The Exploding Girl (2009) Janos Gereben The Exploding Girl isn't a particularly plot driven film, but it has momentum, an undercurrent that tugs you along. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2.5/4 Letters to God (2010) Janos Gereben Letters To God keeps letting the story be interrupted by the sponsor, which in this case is Christianity. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2.5/4 Date Night (2010) Janos Gereben What the film turned out to be is a good movie but not a great one. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
3/4 The Runaways (2010) Janos Gereben The Runaways a rollicking good time, with plenty of funny moments mixed in with the sex, drugs and rock 'n roll, I was left with the sensation that something was missing. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
4/4 Kick-Ass (2010) Janos Gereben After the deluge of huge, effects-laden superhero blockbusters that has dominated cinemas in the past decade, there's something pleasing in seeing the modestly budgeted Kick-Ass come out of nowhere to provide more imagination and entertainment than almost EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2/4 Breaking Upwards (2009) Janos Gereben As with most films about young love won and lost, Breaking Upwards comes from a place of genuine pain, honesty, and most importantly, delusion. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2/4 Green Zone (2010) Janos Gereben Green Zone begins with Shock and Awe, and Paul Greengrass tries to maintain that tone for the rest of the movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2/4 Green Zone (2010) Philip Concannon Green Zone begins with Shock and Awe, and Paul Greengrass tries to maintain that tone for the rest of the movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
2.5/4 Footprints (2009) Warren Curry Footprints can be described as an adult fairy tale, light in tone yet not without thematic depth. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2010
2.5/4 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Janos Gereben Running an obscene 2 1/2 hours, presenting a story which could have made a halfway decent half-hour episode of a half-assed TV series, this Potter has no focus, a comprehensive plot, any semblance of cohesion, purpose, meaning. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2010
2.5/4 A Perfect Getaway (2009) Janos Gereben Twohy's script dares and succeeds in peppering the dialogue with funny insider references to Hollywood scripts and actors. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2010
3.5/4 Creation (2009) Janos Gereben A gripping personal drama surrounding the 1859 publication of the book which introduced the world-changing theory of evolution. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2010
3/4 Bright Star (2009) Janos Gereben High-Toned, Tragic, Exalted Soap EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2010
3.5/4 Ponyo (2008) Janos Gereben Significantly, Miyazaki creates realistic, valid and memorably attractive characters, such as the heroic-vulnerable-patient-nurturing-tough mother, Tina Fey. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2010
2/4 Alice in Wonderland (2010) Janos Gereben Anne Hathaway is ridiculously miscast as a deliberately weird White Queen, although the character is supposed to represent Good against the Red Queen's evil. EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2010
3/4 The Sun (2005) Janos Gereben It's been called maddeningly meditative and a vision of life shrouded in dust and cobwebs EDIT
Posted Apr 13, 2010
3/4 Live Animals (2008) Jonathan W. Hickman No doubt a metaphor for the handling and abuse of wild animals, or a riff on human trafficking, director Jeremy Benson has made a horror film that will be PETA approved. This blood-soaked saga is one of the better entries in the sagging and tarred dramati EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2010
3/4 The Runaways (2010) Jean Flynn Wyant One of the brightest lights of the film was Michael Shannon, as the band's Svengali creator/producer, Kim Fowley. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2010
3/4 Diary of a Wimpy Kid (2010) Jean Flynn Wyant With such a funny and well-loved source material, it's hard to go wrong. But director Thor Freudenthal doesn't really add much though that might be the best choice when all the laughs are right there on the page. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2010
3/4 The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo (2009) Janos Gereben "Girl" is very much a movie without concession or restroom breaks: go prepared. The downside is that too much is not enough: the relentless - frequently unlikely - rush of events may astonish, but doesn't allow much emotional involvement. EDIT
Posted Apr 5, 2010