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Rating Title/Year Author
9/10 Ponyo (2008) Joe Lavers Each inconsequential moment and each surreal, "out there" bong hit captures the heart and soul of the characters. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2009
10/10 Up (2009) Joe Lavers The action, the adventure, the excitement, the awe, and especially the sense of humor and fun are direct responses from the characters themselves. "Up" is a masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2009
8.5/10 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Joe Lavers Fortunately this entry in the series is less SparkNotes and more like an actual movie (unlike the previous film). EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2009
6.6/10 Year One (2009) Joe Lavers The few jokes that actually elicit audible chuckles lack the punch or insight a really smart comedy might possess. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2009
6.5/10 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) Joe Lavers "Ghosts of Girlfriends Past" exists. That's neither a good nor bad thing. It just exists. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2009
6/10 The International (2009) Joe Lavers It's better on silent with Japanese subtitles. But I also must add that the shootout is glorious and completely took me by surprise (and giddy delight). EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2009
5/10 The Hangover (2009) Joe Lavers While I like a good drunken adventure comedy as much as the next person, "The Hangover" felt as calculated as you can get. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2009
3/10 Public Enemies (2009) Joe Lavers It's boring as Hell and none of the characters have any%u2026 character, or are at all that easy to differentiate from all the others. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2009
7.5/10 17 Again (2009) Joe Lavers I'd never seen Zac Efron in anything before but now I know this guy's got charisma. 17 Again was a purely unoriginal ripoff, but it sure was a lot of (once again) fun. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2009
7.5/10 Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (2009) Joe Lavers Fun, cute, and not as good as the first. It has a creepy ending, but overall the film does not deserve the scorn heaped upon it and its predecessor. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2009
8/10 State of Play (2009) Joe Lavers Not much to say. It got the job done and will be forgotten right about now. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2009
8/10 Observe and Report (2009) Joe Lavers Not so much funny as it is ballsy. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2009
8/10 The Brothers Bloom (2008) Joe Lavers Rian Johnson seems to knows exactly what he wants in his film, but it was only cute and nowhere near the classic many critics have made it out to be. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2009
8.5/10 I Love You, Man (2009) Joe Lavers I thought it would be so incredibly stupid. Instead I got a fine, fun comedy with genuine heart that didn't go too overboard with genre cliche. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2009
9/10 Coraline (2009) Joe Lavers A wonderful movie. I would love to see Laika become the Pixar of stop-motion animation, a style which actually looks great in the wholly unneeded 3D. They even got me to obsessively reread the book a few times. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2009
A Bubba Ho-Tep (2002) Joe Lavers Bubba Ho-Tep is an amazing ride every self-respecting movie fan should take. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2003
B Intolerable Cruelty (2003) Joe Lavers Good laughs, great chemistry, and some awesome cameos make Intolerable Cruelty a fun ride. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2003
B- Love Actually (2003) Joe Lavers If the filmmakers had cut out a few storylines here and there, I would have been in love with this film, actually. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2003
B+ Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) Joe Lavers The film actually could have been trimmed, but either way it would have left me wanting something more. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2003
C The Missing (2003) Joe Lavers One of the biggest disappointments of the whole year. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2003
B The Italian Job (2003) Joe Lavers One of the best summer action films I've seen in a while. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2003
A Seabiscuit (2003) Joe Lavers The imagery is astounding, the story, which no writer would dare dream up, is inspiring, and the acting is delectable. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2003
C Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) Joe Lavers Jolie may be a perfect Croft, but she doesn't have the perfect screenplay to work off of. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2003
A Identity (2003) Joe Lavers Whether you like it or not, you'd have to be insane in not acknowledging the cast & crew's brilliance. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2003
B+ X2 (2003) Joe Lavers Overall, X2 is an awesome ride. Don't put too much thought into it and you'll love it. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2003
A Phone Booth (2002) Joe Lavers Quick cuts, great atmosphere. A real blast. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2003
B Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines (2003) Joe Lavers There was some beautiful stuff throughout this film, Claire Danes being one of them. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2003