Into the Wild (2007)
"...an ultimately empty Message Film."
Things We Lost in the Fire (2007)
"I wish someone had lost this script in the fire."
Dan in Real Life (2007)
"A feature-length sit-com without the laugh track."
The Darjeeling Limited (2007)
"...the glorious, vast-yet-intimate, color-saturated cinematography by Robert D. Yeoman is more sublime than sweet lime."
"The tragic events and their oddly cavalier presentation make CJ7 one of the most emotionally-scarring kid flicks since 1971's Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory."
Never Back Down (2008)
"Never Back Down is a compulsory guilty pleasure. Think: Save the Last Dance meets Fight Club meets 8 Mile meets YouTube."
The Bank Job (2008)
"One of best in the heist genre I've seen in some time."
Across the Universe (2007)
"I say Hello, Goodbye."
"Our own Hannibal Lecter swallows the surrealist genre whole, and regurgitates it into this very unusual and fascinating flick."
We Own the Night (2007)
"Think Scarface lite, and you've got We Own the Night."
Feast of Love (2007)
"Feast of Love didn't make me toss my cookies, but it came close a time or two."
Riches - Season 1 (2009)
"...a Hallmark Channel quality historical romance with all the zest and pizzazz of a stale baggette."
The Heartbreak Kid (2007)
"While there are plenty of raunchy jokes, Bobby and Peter Farrelly are more mature [and] when it comes to characters worth caring about, The Heartbreak Kid is worth adding to the library."
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
"A parody and satire of American life and funny family strife, The Simpsons Movie merits a look."
"Stardust is a sweet successor to fables like The Princess Bride and Willow, and it outshines its contemporaries like The Golden Compass and Beowulf."
Grace Is Gone (2007)
"Its saving grace is also its downfall: there is no sappy sentiment, but no emotional pull, either."
The Golden Compass (2007)
"All put together, [the awesome] elements do little to inspire awe. In spite of the fact that it's gorgeous, well-acted, and action-packed, The Golden Compass is emotionally inert."
"The 2-disc DVD set offers up a treasure-trove of extras."
I'm Not There (2007)
"I'm Not There is very much there in every sense: visual, aural, emotional."
"Works like a charm!"
"Magorium is not your average character, to say the least... Unfortunately, the film feels very average indeed."
"Straddling an uneasy line between fantasy and reality, this animation technique is more irritating than impressive."
"If you can get in the mood for a talky tête-à-tête, then Sleuth will be right up your lover's lane."
"For fans who say they'd pay to watch Brad Pitt read the Yellow Pages -- well, your money might be better-spent on that."
In the Valley of Elah (2007)
"Intelligent, absorbing, and exceedingly well-acted."
Mr. Woodcock (2007)
"Billy Bob Thornton: acerbic aces!"
My Name is Earl - Season 2 (2009)
"While Delirious doesn't have the sophistication of DiCillo's Living in Oblivion, nor the biting wit of The Real Blonde, it's still worth a look for those who enjoy the entertainment industry's POV."
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
"...a whip-smart rollercoaster ride of bullets and baddies."
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
"Live Free or Die Hard is everything a fan of the franchise can expect, and more."
"Catch this rat!"
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
"Bridge to Terabithia is a definite must-buy DVD for kids and Disney-weaned adults alike."
Death at a Funeral (2007)
"Puts the fun in funeral."
Picket Fences - Season One (2009)
"David E. Kelley's beloved creation, Picket Fences: Season One (1992), has finally arrived on DVD with a 6-disk set including the pilot (take that, Twin Peaks: Season One!) and an all-new featurette. "
Pacino - An Actor's Vision (2006)
"Say hello to this little boxed-set."
Seraphim Falls (2007)
"The movie is very well-acted, sumptuously shot, and is certainly suspenseful up to a point -- so even though it does get shot full of holes at the end, Seraphim Falls is still well worth a look."
Epic Movie (2007)
"Does Fred Willard really need a job this bad? Can't Christopher Guest and Jay Leno keep him up to date on his car payments and alimony? ...Please?"
Illegal Aliens (2006)
"The kind of movie you hate to love!"
"If you enjoyed movies like Mahogany, Ray, or Walk The Line, then Dreamgirls is an absolute must-see."
Night at the Museum (2006)
"The DVD is packed with additional release material, including two audio commentaries and a featurette on Stiller's simian costar."
The Queen (2006)
"Mirren is magical."
Notes on a Scandal (2006)
"These two characters could so easily have been cardboard cutouts, but thanks to excellent acting, crafty writing and deft direction, Notes on a Scandal makes poison pen letters seem like love notes."
The Last King of Scotland (2006)
"The film is something less than the sum of its parts (it has some serious pacing issues), but it is still well worth a look for those interested in the power of persuasion, the allure of celebrity, and truly audacious acting performances."
Your Mommy Kills Animals (2007)
"Your Mommy Kills Animals will more than likely still draw you in with its unbiased approach -- and, no matter where you stand on the issue of animals, you will definitely learn a lot about people."
The Hoax (2007)
"It's been said that acting is simply a form of lying. If that's true, then actor Richard Gere has pulled off one hell of an Escher move in The Hoax, a biopic in which he plays shameless liar Clifford Irving."
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
"An eye-popping, madcap adventure with a real heart and great characters well in keeping with the sterling tradition of the Disney classics so many of us grew up on"
First Snow (2007)
"Give this new Guy Pearce mind-bender a warm reception."