Peterborough This Week

Peterborough This Week is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Mike Sage
Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Watchmen (2009) Mike Sage Watchmen isn't a superhero movie, it's a pretentious turkey that thinks it's better than the genre. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2009
3.5/5 Friday the 13th (2009) Mike Sage The acting is always good, but when it's not, you can always expect that character to flash her boobs, so who's complaining? EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2009
3/5 Doubt (2008) Mike Sage More tailored for the Oscars than a Clint Eastwood war epic, Doubt features some of the best performances we've seen all year but it falls short in other departments. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2008
5/5 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Mike Sage I don't think Boyle could film paint drying and make it dull. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2008
1.5/5 Seven Pounds (2008) Mike Sage Smith and Dawson both look like death, so watching their romance-on-life-support is painfully dreary and tragically unsexy EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2008
2/5 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) Mike Sage Barring direct-to-DVD Disney sequels, the first Madagascar was one of the worst animated flicks of all time. The bad news is Escape 2 Africa reunites the same cast and directors that made the first DreamWorks flick such a turkey. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2008
2.5/5 Quantum of Solace (2008) Mike Sage Quantum makes us understand the importance of a good director, which is sadly absent here. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2008
2.5/5 Australia (2008) Mike Sage Had the team abandoned the tediously tidy final third of the film and all the awful World War II shenanigans we obviously don't care about, Australia would be a wild romp. EDIT
Posted Dec 2, 2008
3.5/5 Pineapple Express (2008) Mike Sage Another winner from the Apatow factory, this is a stoner comedy that soars. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2008
1.5/5 Mamma Mia! (2008) Mike Sage Unfortunately, Streep and her ancient co-stars create pure torture whenever on screen together. This is the Catwoman of movie musicals EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2008
3/5 The House Bunny (2008) Mike Sage Fans of comedies like Legally Blonde and Mean Girls should get a kick out of Anna Faris' amusing starring vehicle, even if this one isn't quite as sly or slickly produced. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2008
5/5 The Dark Knight (2008) Mike Sage a riveting piece of work that will have us all mourning Ledger's loss but smacking our lips for a third entry EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2008
3.5/5 Burn After Reading (2008) Mike Sage Burn After Reading is a welcome escape from September's usual crop of inane thrillers starring Nicolas Cage or Julianne Moore. EDIT
Posted Sep 9, 2008
3.5/5 Cloverfield (2008) Mike Sage Mixing the immediacy of documentary observation and the slam-bang pace of the modern disaster epic, Cloverfield is economic and engaging. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
4/5 Atonement (2007) Mike Sage Director Joe Wright is quickly establishing himself as a powerhouse adapter of period romance tomes. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3/5 Rambo (2008) Mike Sage Luckily, Rambo's years away from war haven't dulled his ability to rip out a man's throat with his bare hands. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
2/5 There Will Be Blood (2007) Mike Sage And the winner of the overrated Oscar front-runner award goes to... EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
2.5/5 Never Back Down (2008) Mike Sage The acting is hammy, Djimon Hounsou shows up to give the flick a corny air of Karate Kid and there's nothing particularly original about the whole premise but somehow it works. It must be those abs. Or the kicks to them. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3/5 The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) Mike Sage With plenty of betrayal, attempted incest and beheadings crammed into this period episode of The Young and the Restless, The Other Boleyn Sister has appeal in an otherwise stiff genre. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
1.5/5 Fool's Gold (2008) Mike Sage Never do we believe that these two might actually be capable of hooking up off-screen, and this romantic flatness kills your appetite to keep watching. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3/5 Vantage Point (2008) Mike Sage If you thought 24's perspective on terrorism was, well, limited, get ready to groan. The meat and potatoes of Vantage Point -- the suicide bomb explosions, the bloody fisticuffs and blaring car chases -- are indeed awesome, and that's what truly matters f EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
1/5 10,000 B.C. (2008) Mike Sage The actors speak in fluent anachronistic English. The dialogue is prehistoric but not in the way Emmerich intended. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3.5/5 The Ruins (2008) Mike Sage Gore hounds will definitely be pleased as The Ruins boasts some of the most sickening blood and guts this side of snuff films. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
3.5/5 Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who! (2008) Mike Sage after the overcooked live action Grinch and nauseating Cat In The Hat, Hollywood has finally served up a tasty adaptation of Dr. Seuss. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
2.5/5 21 (2008) Mike Sage Too bad most of the performers can't seem to pull off the insane IQs they clearly do not have. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
2/5 Nim's Island (2008) Mike Sage here is in fact no actual villain or conflict or tension or fun, and let's face it: we all know Jack will make it back safe and sound (sorry kids, but Wendy Or doesn't have JK Rowling's narrative cahoonas) EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2008
4/5 30 Days of Night (2007) Mike Sage no amount of desensitization can prepare you for David Slade's chilling vampiric bloodbath. 30 Days of Night is relentlessly brutal horror with nary a comedic wisecracker in sight. EDIT
Posted Oct 9, 2007
3.5/5 Elizabeth: The Golden Age (2007) Mike Sage Period films, even sequels, are limited by budget, and Kapur does a marvellous job with the money he has. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2007
4/5 Hairspray (2007) Mike Sage Unlike Eddie Murphy's exploitively unfunny attempts at fat and female, John Travolta makes his character absolutely endearing and charming by playing it relatively low-key. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2007
2/5 The Simpsons Movie (2007) Mike Sage Doh! What a colossal disappointment. The Simpsons Movie has its funny bits but so does the average Marge-centric episode. But this is a highly anticipated 90-minute episode for which audiences have to pay. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2007
3.5/5 Stardust (2007) Mike Sage The cast is dynamite and funny%u2014particularly the cute hero Charlie Cox, the vain witch Michelle Pfeiffer and Robert De Niro playing further against type then ever before. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2007
2/5 The Invasion (2007) Mike Sage The Invasion is Nicole Kidman's latest unsuccessful summer attempt to prove she's a versatile actress. EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2007
3.5/5 Balls of Fury (2007) Mike Sage the insanely corny plot should appeal heavily, especially to audiences who grew up on awful late 80s, early 90s action movies starring Jean-Claude Van Damme EDIT
Posted Aug 29, 2007
3/5 Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Mike Sage the dialogue and one-liners of Die Hard 4 are cheeky and clever, and it proves Bruce Willis still has his game against younger, faster kung-fu maniacs like Maggie Q EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2007
4.5/5 Transformers (2007) Mike Sage Transformers is in a stellar class of seamless FX films populated by genre classics like Jurassic Park, Twister and Titanic EDIT
Posted Jul 4, 2007
4/5 Knocked Up (2007) Mike Sage Like many films of late, Knocked Up is a little too long, but it's worth it in the end. Stone is so pathetic, we need extra time for Apatow to convince us that Alison shouldn't have an abortion EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
2/5 Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007) Mike Sage somehow Jessica Alba's acting has taken a turn for the worse, and Chris Evans has the audacity to only take his shirt off for three seconds EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
3/5 Surf's Up (2007) Mike Sage basically Riding Giants meets Happy Feet: an animated penguin flick with the goofy structure of a mockumentary EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
2/5 Ocean's Thirteen (2007) Mike Sage somewhere between the locker room ass-slapping, the bland heist plot develops, as if it really matters EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
5/5 Ratatouille (2007) Mike Sage Don't be surprised if people start called Brad Bird the Spielberg of animation EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2007
3.5/5 Shrek the Third (2007) Mike Sage Justin Timberlake as the voice of the wiumpy Artie is certainly the best new addition to the Far Far Away Kingdom EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2007
2.5/5 Waitress (2007) Mike Sage we're left with a moral message that it's OK to cheat on your partner as long as they're boring, brainless or vegetative EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2007
4/5 Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End (2007) Mike Sage Needless to say, it all looks and sounds absolutely fabulous, and the return of Geoffrey Rush is simply AAHRResting EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2007
3.5/5 Spider-Man 3 (2007) Mike Sage If you ever wondered what the Power Rangers could do with a $250 Million budget, just wait for the silly climax EDIT
Posted May 1, 2007
4/5 Vacancy (2007) Mike Sage For a terror tale about snuff torture porn, Vacancy is actually rather subtle. EDIT
Posted Apr 20, 2007
1.5/5 Premonition (2007) Mike Sage I had a premonition this might be a forgettable mediocrity, but I was wrong. It's actually a laughable turd. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2007
3.5/5 Zodiac (2007) Mike Sage the performances are dang-on across the board, and even though the formal protagonist shifts around a bit, the major characters played by Gyllenhaal, Downey Jr and Ruffalo have fascinating arcs. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2007
4.5/5 300 (2006) Mike Sage 300 is an erotic spectacle for men (straight and gay apparently) and this demographic should bask in the bombastic grandeur of discourse, domination and decapitations. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2007
3/5 RENO 911!: Miami (2007) Mike Sage as long as you can appreciate a good fart joke, Reno 911! Miami is worth your admission EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2007
2/5 Ghost Rider (2007) Mike Sage Outside of maybe X-men's Jubilee, I can't think of a comic character less deserving of the big-screen treatment than Ghost Rider. But what do I know? Maybe the idea of Nic Cage in unyielding biker leather sounded good on paper. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2007