Gazette (MD)

Gazette (MD) is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Jeffrey Lyles
Rating Title/Year Author
5/5 The Hangover Part II (2011) Jeffrey Lyles This may be the one time in recorded history where a second hangover is a good thing. Bartender, serve up another round with the wolf pack. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2011
3/5 Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides (2011) Jeffrey Lyles It's not the summer's must-see movie, but it's a fun welcome return to form for a series that proves there are still some exciting escapades of Jack Sparrow yet to be told. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2011
3.5/5 Scream 4 (2011) Jeffrey Lyles Like its predecessors, it's the horror movie for people who don't want to be on the edge of their seats throughout the whole film. EDIT
Posted May 24, 2011
5/5 Thor (2011) Jeffrey Lyles It only took about 10 minutes for a wide smile to form across my face at the realization that 'oh, man they got it right!' EDIT
Posted May 24, 2011
5/5 Toy Story 3 (2010) Jeffrey Lyles is as close to moviemaking perfection as you could possibly ask for and easily stands as not just the summer's best film, but an easy favorite for the year's best as well. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2010
3.5/5 Just Wright (2010) Jeffrey Lyles doesn't reinvent the romantic comedy genre like say a slam-dunk or alley-oop, but its stars make it an undeniable winner. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2010
3.5/5 Death at a Funeral (2010) Jeffrey Lyles It's filled with the kind of embarrassing situations that only happen in movies and would probably make the viewer ashamed to watch it, if they weren't too busy cracking up laughing. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2010
5/5 Kick-Ass (2010) Jeffrey Lyles a fun experience and one of the best representations of the genre put to the big screen yet. EDIT
Posted Apr 16, 2010
2/5 Clash of the Titans (2010) Jeffrey Lyles hardly a divine experience and should be thrown in bad movie purgatory. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2010
5/5 Brooklyn's Finest (2009) Jeffrey Lyles Fuqua once again proves his mastery of the cop/crime genre, making for the year's first must-see film EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2010
2.5/5 Shutter Island (2010) Jeffrey Lyles for a Scorsese film, it's missing that touch of greatness that's become synonymous with his name. EDIT
Posted Feb 19, 2010
4/5 When in Rome (2010) Jeffrey Lyles a solid romantic comedy in every regard and avoids being the standard entertaining 'chick flick' by being very enjoyable for both sexes. EDIT
Posted Jan 29, 2010
4/5 The Book of Eli (2010) Jeffrey Lyles There hasn't been too many action films with a Christian overtone as the two genres don't necessarily go hand in hand, but the vastly entertaining 'The Book of Eli,' shows that fancy swordplay/shootouts and faith don't have to be mutually exclusive. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2010
4/5 Crazy Heart (2009) Jeffrey Lyles While years of VH-1's 'Behind the Music' and TMZ have peeled away the mystique of celebrity musicians by showing the blemishes, warts and mishaps that come with fame, Bridges still manages to make this take on a out of his luck entertainer seem fresh. EDIT
Posted Jan 8, 2010
3.5/5 Sherlock Holmes (2009) Jeffrey Lyles Downey continues his hot streak of performances %u2014 which by itself is worth the price of admission %u2014 and there's a lot to love about this big screen interpretation of Holmes. Case closed. EDIT
Posted Dec 29, 2009
4.5/5 Avatar (2009) Jeffrey Lyles This masterpiece is definitely one experience worth braving text a lot guy, talking teen girls and parents who can't be bothered to get a babysitter to see in the theater. EDIT
Posted Dec 18, 2009
4.5/5 The Princess and the Frog (2009) Jeffrey Lyles It's taken many years for Disney to have a black lead, but the wait was worth it as this is one of Disney's best films in decades that wasn't done by Pixar. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2009
4/5 Invictus (2009) Jeffrey Lyles It's not exactly Tweeter-material to say that Freeman has maintained a high standard of acting excellence for decades, but he truly delivers a memorable performance that channels Mandela expertly from his tone to posture and dignified grace. EDIT
Posted Dec 10, 2009
2/5 2012 (2009) Jeffrey Lyles There's a calamity far greater than the disintegration of the Earth's core that dooms the film '2012,' it's a lesser known phenomenon that most disaster films are smart enough to steer away from ... the magic of 'star power.' EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2009
4/5 Saw VI (2009) Jeffrey Lyles a welcome return to enjoyable horror fare for a series that seemed to have lost its way. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2009
4/5 Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) Jeffrey Lyles a pleasant surprise that proves there is still some bite left in the crowded vampire genre. EDIT
Posted Oct 23, 2009
5/5 Where the Wild Things Are (2009) Jeffrey Lyles A perfect example of movie making at its best and is a crowd-pleasing adaptation that captures everything that initially made its source material so revered. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2009
2/5 Pandorum (2009) Jeffrey Lyles flirts with greatness with an impressive first half filled with thrills and solid pacing but it stumbles in its more action-oriented second half. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2009
4/5 Surrogates (2009) Jeffrey Lyles fun entertainment and definitely worth seeing for fans of science-fiction/high concept films. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2009
1/5 Jennifer's Body (2009) Jeffrey Lyles It's like one of those self-absorbed, self-important teens that don't understand they're not half as clever as they think. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2009
3/5 Gamer (2009) Jeffrey Lyles attempts to lure audiences in with its fast-action but also provides a surprisingly thoughtful commentary on control and freedom and the means some will go to achieve it. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2009
2/5 My One and Only (2009) Jeffrey Lyles fails to provide audiences with more than a few madcap adventures and changes in scenery. EDIT
Posted Sep 4, 2009
3.5/5 The Final Destination (2009) Jeffrey Lyles watching 'death' find new and inventive ways to kill people somehow still hasn't gotten old yet and this latest chapter in the series is just as entertaining as the others. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2009
4/5 Play the Game (2008) Jeffrey Lyles one of those endearingly cute, funny movies you'll see on cable and wonder why studios don't put their marketing machine behind this kind of film instead of the typical garbage we get passed off on us as summer 'entertainment.' EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2009
4.5/5 Inglourious Basterds (2009) Jeffrey Lyles Just like 100-degree plus weather and muggy conditions, it's been a miserable summer movie season but fortunately Quentin Tarantino is ready to cool us off with a welcome refreshing dose of quality entertainment with his latest ingenious work 'Inglourious EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2009
4/5 District 9 (2009) Jeffrey Lyles It's not for everyone, but for sci-fi fans and audiences who want something different from the run-of-the-mill no-brainer Hollywood summer film, it's a must-see. EDIT
Posted Aug 14, 2009
2/5 G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) Jeffrey Lyles If the marketing suits at Paramount Pictures need a catchy slogan, might I suggest, 'G.I. Joe - hey, at least it's not Transformers.' EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2009
2/5 G-Force (2009) Jeffrey Lyles Really there's no reason to see this but if you really need to satisfy your guinea pig fix, hit the local pet store. It's cheaper and far more entertaining. EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2009
2/5 Orphan (2009) Jeffrey Lyles filled with over the top gore and unnecessary plot twists better off left unseen. Leave this one at the orphanage. EDIT
Posted Jul 27, 2009
5/5 Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009) Jeffrey Lyles definitely the best of the series and is easily the one summer blockbuster that delivers everything Potter fans could expect and more. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2009
0/5 Brüno (2009) Jeffrey Lyles Sacha Baron Cohen has nearly succeeded in his quest to be the film equivalent to Howard Stern. Crude and crass rather than challenging, shocking rather than stimulating, Cohen doesn't seem to care what he does so long as he gets people talking. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2009
2/5 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (2009) Jeffrey Lyles if you want some jokes that aren't prehistoric, you're better off letting this Ice Age defrost. EDIT
Posted Jul 6, 2009
0/5 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (2009) Jeffrey Lyles I honestly wish it could change itself into a good movie, instead it ends up being one of the worst sequels I've ever seen. EDIT
Posted Jun 23, 2009
1/5 Imagine That (2009) Jeffrey Lyles Eddie Murphy's latest movie is not worth paying to see. Gee, imagine that? EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2009
5/5 The Hangover (2009) Jeffrey Lyles the kind of brilliant comedy that will have you gasping, laughing so hard you'll have tears in your eyes. EDIT
Posted Jun 9, 2009
4/5 Terminator Salvation (2009) Jeffrey Lyles proves there's plenty of life left in the Terminator franchise. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2009
2/5 Angels & Demons (2009) Jeffrey Lyles Maybe Howard and Hanks should have uttered a few 'Hail Marys' before filming? EDIT
Posted May 15, 2009
5/5 Star Trek (2009) Jeffrey Lyles Everything from the score, the slow motion effects to Abrams' ability to instantly draw you into this new universe quickly sets the tone for an engaging two-hour thrill ride. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2009
3/5 17 Again (2009) Jeffrey Lyles You won't see much new, but you'll enjoy every moment of it. EDIT
Posted May 1, 2009
3/5 Fast & Furious (2009) Jeffrey Lyles The ending leaves just enough of a cliffhanger that a fifth installment is all but guaranteed. If it's anything like this one, I'm down for the ride. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2009
4/5 State of Play (2009) Jeffrey Lyles The kind of film that really would benefit from a release later on in the year to receive award consideration along with all the other November-December contenders. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2009
2.5/5 Dragonball: Evolution (2009) Jeffrey Lyles this first installment was actually entertaining enough that a sequel could work out the kinks to become a very solid franchise. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2009
3/5 Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Jeffrey Lyles DreamWorks proves it can be a force in the animation genre with its highly entertaining effort here. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2009
5/5 I Love You, Man (2009) Jeffrey Lyles poised to be the comedy film to beat this year with its unique spin on the importance of best friends. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2009
3/5 Race to Witch Mountain (2009) Jeffrey Lyles proves that some remakes can be just as entertaining if not more so, than the original. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2009