Sean the Movie Guy

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Rating Title/Year Author
2/4 X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) Sean McBride while the film does feature plenty of action and special effects, it doesn't come close to being anywhere as good as either of the first two films in the X-Men franchise. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
1.5/4 Ghosts of Girlfriends Past (2009) Sean McBride The comedy is reduced to pratfalls and embarrassing situations, and much of it comes across as just mean-spirited. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
1.5/4 Hitting Home (1988) Sean McBride Sorry Beyonce fans, but "Obsessed" is clearly an Ali Larter film. Sorry Ali fans, but she's not very good in this film. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
2.5/4 17 Again (2009) Sean McBride perhaps the movie should be called, "The Film You've Seen 17 Times Before, Again." EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
3/4 State of Play (2009) Sean McBride I suspect that "State of Play's" minor faults will be easily forgivable by audiences just looking for some adult-level dramatics before they're banished for the summer movie season. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
2/4 Observe and Report (2009) Sean McBride You can cheer on "Paul Blart," something impossible in "Observe and Report," which is much darker. It does have some occasional funny moments, but they don't feel fresh EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
2.5/4 Fast & Furious (2009) Sean McBride works as a mindless collection of racing sequences and cool cars, made all the better because of Diesel's extremely likable bad-boy persona and a director who knows how to keep his foot on the gas, action-wise EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
3/4 Adventureland (2009) Sean McBride As you would expect from Mottola's new film, the film features plenty of sex talk, awkward situations, bodily fluids, pratfalls and drug humor. As you might not expect, the film is decidedly tamer than "Superbad, EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
3/4 Monsters vs. Aliens (2009) Sean McBride It continues to be a banner year for animation, with "Monsters vs. Aliens" proving to be a fast-paced and witty family adventure that simultaneously pays homage to and pokes fun at all those cheesy science fiction films from the 1950s. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
3/4 I Love You, Man (2009) Sean McBride Call it a better-than-average comedy. When it comes to "I Love You, Man," I liked, not loved, the movie, man. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
2.5/4 The Haunting in Connecticut (2009) Sean McBride the film may indeed be a little dumb at times, it nevertheless proves to be an effective horror-thriller EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
2/4 Knowing (2009) Sean McBride while the film deals with disaster, it's not quite the cinematic disaster that many were expecting. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
3/4 Watchmen (2009) Sean McBride Fans of the graphic novel will be thrilled to see their beloved tome tenderly rendered out on the big screen, while those unfamiliar with the material will be left wondering why everybody is making such a highbrow fuss. EDIT
Posted May 25, 2009
1/4 Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li (2009) Sean McBride Generic action sequences, bad acting, cringe-inducing dialogue and a miscast leading lady all combine for a thoroughly painful hour and a half at the movies. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2009
2.5/4 Yes Man (2008) Sean McBride we won't be awarding points for originality, but sometimes the familiar can be just fine EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3/4 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) Sean McBride On the one hand, it is a masterful piece of craftsmanship, replete with outstanding cinematography, set design and special effects makeup work. On the other hand, it's slow-paced and overstuffed, not to mention EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3/4 Gran Torino (2008) Sean McBride a mighty entertaining drama, anchored by a cantankerous-yet-appealing performance by Eastwood himself. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
1/4 Bride Wars (2009) Sean McBride the leading ladies don't provide any memorable moments other than the obvious visual gag of a cat fight between two women in wedding dresses. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2.5/4 Defiance (2008) Sean McBride doesn't have nearly enough gunplay to qualify as a full-fledged action extravaganza, but thanks to quality acting and an engaging life-or-death story, there's plenty here to keep audiences satisfied. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3/4 Frost/Nixon (2008) Sean McBride The history lesson is a nice bonus, but it's the art and the acting that give the film its power and resonance. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
4/4 Doubt (2008) Sean McBride this cast is nothing short of amazing. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3.5/4 Coraline (2009) Sean McBride the film starts off in traditional children's fable territory, it does get quite scary towards its end. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2/4 Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) Sean McBride to my surprise, once the action part of the story kicked in, "Paul Blart: Mall Cop" transformed into a rather enjoyable comic adventure. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2.5/4 Marley & Me (2008) Sean McBride Somehow, I fell in the end for this dog-gone sweet little movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3/4 Taken (2008) Sean McBride Fortunately, somewhat-sloppy storytelling never gets in the way of this briskly paced action adventure. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3.5/4 Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Sean McBride The film is alive with vibrant colors and strange sights, EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2/4 Tyler Perry's Madea Goes to Jail (2009) Sean McBride Perry knows what his fans want (that would be Madea) and so his fans should be well-pleased by his latest film. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2/4 The International (2009) Sean McBride I only wish that the final story was as strong as that initial concept. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2.5/4 Confessions of a Shopaholic (2009) Sean McBride I must sheepishly admit that I enjoyed the frothy fun of "Confessions of a Shopaholic," and I can only imagine that women will like it even more than this cranky male film critic. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
2/4 Jonas Brothers: The Concert Experience (2009) Sean McBride If you're already a pre-teen fan, you'll love this flick. Chaperoning parents will just have to grin and bear it. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2009
3/4 Bolt (2008) Sean McBride the film succeeds because it has genuine heart, a couple of mildly-thrilling action sequences, and most notably, a hilarious supporting performance by Mark Walton, who plays Rhino the hamster. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2008
2.5/4 Quantum of Solace (2008) Sean McBride I can't imagine anyone not enjoying the adventure, but this latest 007 flick plays more like a post-script to "Casino Royale" than a full-blooded Bond adventure. EDIT
Posted Nov 13, 2008
2.5/4 Role Models (2008) Sean McBride works well enough for fans of blue humor, but doesn't have enough heart to make the film into a triumph of the genre. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2008
3/4 Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) Sean McBride Color me pleasantly surprised by Madagascar 2, a film that is far superior to the original in every way. EDIT
Posted Nov 5, 2008
3/4 Zack and Miri Make a Porno (2008) Sean McBride Despite the provocative title, the film is actually quite sweet, and more importantly; it's [Kevin Smith's] funniest work in years. EDIT
Posted Nov 2, 2008
2.5/4 High School Musical 3: Senior Year (2008) Sean McBride works perfectly for easily entertained kids; parents will have to be satisfied with simplistic-but-squeaky clean entertainment for the family. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2008
2/4 Pride and Glory (2008) Sean McBride one of those workmanlike films that does everything well, but never really transcends the material EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2008
2.5/4 W. (2008) Sean McBride a muddy film that's enjoyable to watch, but really doesn't have much to say. EDIT
Posted Oct 20, 2008
2/4 Sex Drive (2008) Sean McBride An occasionally funny, always outrageous sex farce [that's] not much more than an average teen comedy. EDIT
Posted Oct 14, 2008
1.5/4 City of Ember (2008) Sean McBride the film's set design is amazing; creating a totally believable ramshackle future world for our young heroes to play in, but the film ultimately fails because of weak characters and some tepid action sequences. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2008
3/4 The Express (2008) Sean McBride a crowd-pleasing civil rights drama made all the more potent because it wraps its uplifting story in the trappings of a sports movie. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2008
2.5/4 Beverly Hills Chihuahua (2008) Sean McBride For the seven year olds out there, this is a perfectly fun movie and there's nothing that a cranky film critic can say to sour the experience. EDIT
Posted Oct 6, 2008
3.5/4 Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008) Sean McBride a charming valentine to young love, cool music and New York City after dark. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2008
2/4 Eagle Eye (2008) Sean McBride The situation is anything but average, but [LaBeouf and Monaghan] two stars ground the adventure just enough to make the film into an enjoyable diversion. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2008
3/4 Nights in Rodanthe (2008) Sean McBride This is a grown up love story for those of us who have been singed by love, but still want to believe in Cupid's magical powers. EDIT
Posted Sep 25, 2008
1.5/4 My Best Friend's Girl (2008) Sean McBride It's a movie that ultimately fails because it features characters that are so unlikeable that it's difficult to care whether they form a love connection or not EDIT
Posted Sep 24, 2008
2.5/4 Righteous Kill (2008) Sean McBride Am I the only one who's concerned that two of America's greatest living actors are spending their golden years making mediocre to bad movies? EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2008
2/4 The Women (2008) Sean McBride They say that you can never have too much of a good thing, but in this case, there's so much talent and only so much time that most of the actresses are wasted in cameo roles. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2008
3/4 Burn After Reading (2008) Sean McBride a lot of fun to watch, but it's not going to hold up as one of the Coen Brothers major works. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2008
1.5/4 Bangkok Dangerous (2008) Sean McBride You now that your movie has major problems when a bad wig is the most memorable part of the film. EDIT
Posted Sep 8, 2008