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Rating Title/Year Author
2/5 Promised Land (1987) Chuck O'Leary Quote not available. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2012
1/10 Zombie: Uncut (1979) Chuck O'Leary A gore bore. "Barf bags" were handed out to people paying to see this in theaters. No-Doze would have been more appropriate. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2008
4/10 The Nude Bomb (1980) Chuck O'Leary Mildly amusing early on when it sticks to puns and one-liners, but falls apart quickly as it degenerates into a series of dumb comic action sequences. Easier to sit through when I was 8. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2008
7/10 Framed (1974) Chuck O'Leary The final film of unsung B-movie specialist Phil Karlson is a tough-as-nails crime drama that might have attained a better reputation by now if it had the guts to end a few minutes earlier on a bleaker note. Still, a must for fans of gritty '70s fare. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2008
6/10 Rambo (2008) Chuck O'Leary The end result of Rambo IV is akin to that of The Dead Pool, the fifth (and probably final) Dirty Harry movie. Yes, it is the least of the series, but years later, fans of the character will be glad it exists. EDIT
Posted Jan 25, 2008
3/10 In the Name of the King: A Dungeon Siege Tale (2007) Chuck O'Leary When King Burt Reynolds says, 'What kind of joke do the gods play on me?,' we feel the pain of a downslide that took him from No. 1 box-office star to appearing in an Uwe Boll schlockfest. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2008
D Forget About It (2006) Chuck O'Leary An inept, choppy, painful-to-watch mess that looks like it was thrown together by rank amateurs. EDIT
Posted Jan 13, 2008
7/10 The Bucket List (2007) Chuck O'Leary Gets a little too Hollywood for its own good, but the biggest pleasure here comes from the moments where two of our best actors (Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman) simply talk to one another about life. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2007
1/10 Speed Zone! (1989) Chuck O'Leary The third Cannonball Run film is a mind-numbingly abysmal, cheapo Canadian production starring John Candy and a bunch of C and D listers. Might make a good answer to a trivia question, but this little-known sequel is truly pathetic. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2007
3/10 Hollywood North (2003) Chuck O'Leary A terrible Canadian movie about the making of a terrible Canadian movie. EDIT
Posted Dec 13, 2007
7/10 2 Days in the Valley (1996) Chuck O'Leary A quirky, multi-character collage that skillfully keeps you off balance, not knowing where it's headed. EDIT
Posted Dec 8, 2007
2/10 Staying Alive (1983) Chuck O'Leary If not quite one of the worst sequels ever made, it's near the top of the list of all-time most disappointing sequels. Writer-director Stallone stupidly attempts to turn Tony Manero into a dancing Rocky. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2007
3/10 Rise: Blood Hunter (2007) Chuck O'Leary A tedious Blade rip-off. No suspense or scares, but lots of boredom. EDIT
Posted Oct 19, 2007
3/10 Soldier Blue (1970) Chuck O'Leary A clumsy, anachronistic Western which casts Candice Bergen as a shrill female lead who's a lot more 1970 than 1864. Unconvincing. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2007
7/10 The Candy Snatchers (1974) Chuck O'Leary Off-beat '70s drive-in fare about a kidnapping gone awry. Exhibits a twisted sense of humor that put it years ahead of its time. Tarantino obviously got a few ideas from this one. EDIT
Posted Sep 1, 2007
1/10 Halloween (2007) Chuck O'Leary Hideous beyond words ... Zombie has made the white-trash scuzbucket version of Halloween in which most of the characters are made to be as unkempt and sleazy-looking as he is. EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2007
2/10 The Amsterdam Kill (1978) Chuck O'Leary A somnolent international crime thriller. Completely run-of-the-mill and executed with zero energy. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2007
4/10 Avalanche Express (1979) Chuck O'Leary A bad-luck project that saw director Mark Robson and co-star Robert Shaw die during production in 1978. The final result is a choppy all-star thriller that's obviously a truncated 88-minute salvage job. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2007
4/10 Endless Love (1981) Chuck O'Leary A potentially interesting story of obsessive teenage love is sabotaged by some laughably absurd overplotting. EDIT
Posted Aug 17, 2007
4/10 Psycho (1998) Chuck O'Leary Vaughn's Norman Bates is much inferior because he lacks the natural neurosis of Anthony Perkins. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2007
5/10 Killer Image (1992) Chuck O'Leary An implausible B thriller made watchable by Michael Ironside's portrayal of another clenched-jawed psycho. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2007
4/10 Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers (1995) Chuck O'Leary The revelation of the Man in Black and the film's attempt to explain the origin of Michael Myers were the only points of interest here. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2007
9/10 Arthur (1981) Chuck O'Leary No. 1 on my list of favorite comedies. One of the funniest ever made. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2007
2/10 Impulse (1974) Chuck O'Leary A painfully atrocious would-be thriller with some of the worst directing and acting you're ever likely to see. William Shatner is amazingly bad, and the little blonde girl is even worse. Truly hideous. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2007
2/10 Exterminator 2 (1984) Chuck O'Leary Bottom-of-the-barrel exploitation trash. Dreadful on every level. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2007
7/10 Gunfighter's Moon (1996) Chuck O'Leary Lance Henriksen makes a great antihero in this surprisingly good pastiche of classical Western elements. Makes up for in sincerity what it lacks in originality. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2007
4/10 Stone Cold (1991) Chuck O'Leary Head villain Lance Henriksen steals the show in this very ordinary actioner about a tough cop (Brian Bosworth) infiltrating a gang of bikers. Offers some good stunt work, but tells us little about the outlaw biker culture it depicts. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2007
4/10 The Monster Squad (1987) Chuck O'Leary A silly, half-baked amalgam of The Goonies and Ghostbusters. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2007
8/10 Von Ryan's Express (1965) Chuck O'Leary A far-fetched but thrilling World War II adventure. Watch it as part of a double feature with John Frankenheimer's The Train. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2007
3/10 The Last Marshal (1999) Chuck O'Leary A depressingly standard tough-lawman-chases-nasty-drug-dealers programmer. Plays like a pilot for a bad TV series. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2007
B- Lonely Hearts (2006) Chuck O'Leary A good, not great, movie that benefits from nice period detail and some strong performances (especially Hayek and Leto), even if the real-life Beck was a heavyset, homely mess not anywhere near as attractive as Hayek. EDIT
Posted Aug 1, 2007
4/10 Turn of Faith (2001) Chuck O'Leary A familiar, unconvincing and plot-heavy crime drama full of too many contrivances and coincidences. Redeemed somewhat by Charles Durning's bulldog performance as a two-faced mob boss. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2007
3/10 The Big White (2005) Chuck O'Leary A lame Fargo wannabe. Despite Robin Williams and a decent supporting cast, this was barely released to theaters, and it's easy to see why. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2007
7/10 Hot Rods to Hell (1967) Chuck O'Leary Consistently amusing in its unintentional campiness. EDIT
Posted Jul 7, 2007
8/10 The Doctor (1991) Chuck O'Leary An honest, well-acted and very moving drama about a cold, arrogant surgeon (a terrific Hurt) who learns about compassion when he becomes a cancer patient. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2007
8/10 Once Around (1991) Chuck O'Leary A wonderfully charming, true-to-life comedy-drama that was one of 1991's best and most overlooked films. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2007
8/10 Frankie and Johnny (1991) Chuck O'Leary An absolutely delightful and tender romantic comedy. Succeeds so well because of the great, very real performances by the two leads and writer Terrence McNally's smart, often hilarious dialogue. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2007
9/10 Awakenings (1990) Chuck O'Leary A beautifully moving, life-affirming true story. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2007
B+ The Last Time (2006) Chuck O'Leary Wildly entertaining ... Skillfully walks a fine line between black comedy and intense drama ... It's one of the year's best. EDIT
Posted Jul 5, 2007
4/10 Live Free or Die Hard (2007) Chuck O'Leary The third weak sequel in a creaky franchise that should have remained dormant. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2007
D Porky's Revenge (1985) Chuck O'Leary A tiresome rehash. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2007
C- Porky's II: The Next Day (1983) Chuck O'Leary Did about a third of the business of its highly successful predecessor, and contains only about a third of the laughs. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2007
2/10 The Neptune Factor (1973) Chuck O'Leary A dull, lifeless deep-sea rescue adventure. Gray Lady Down tells the same type of story with a lot more conviction and suspense. EDIT
Posted Jun 21, 2007
7/10 Tora! Tora! Tora! (1970) Chuck O'Leary Works well as a history lesson, and the recreation of the 12/7/41 attack is spectacular, but the film is much less effective on a character level. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2007
9/10 From Here to Eternity (1953) Chuck O'Leary A seamless combination of high drama, romance and action. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2007
9/10 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) Chuck O'Leary A riveting, non-stop thriller of nerve-racking intensity. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2007
9/10 Black Sunday (1977) Chuck O'Leary A film that was 25 years ahead of its time, John Frankenheimer's Black Sunday is an intelligently written, complex and constantly intense thriller that builds to an extremely exciting climax. EDIT
Posted Jun 4, 2007
1/10 Fay Grim (2006) Chuck O'Leary A stunningly abysmal sequel to 1998's very interesting Henry Fool. Even the appealing Posey can do little to redeem this totally misguided, convoluted disaster. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2007
7/10 Supervixens (1975) Chuck O'Leary Wacky, energetic and frequently bouncy sexploitation fun. EDIT
Posted Jun 2, 2007
3/10 Let's Scare Jessica to Death (1971) Chuck O'Leary A very mild, very dull mystery with supernatural undertones that's mostly a long, slow buildup for an unsatisfying conclusion of little sense. EDIT
Posted May 31, 2007