I.E. Weekly

I.E. Weekly is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Amy Nicholson, Jay Antani
Rating Title/Year Author
B- No Strings Attached (2011) Amy Nicholson The shaggy fringes of the flick get most of the laughs -- for one, it's absurdly obsessed with '90s hip-hop EDIT
Posted Jan 21, 2011
C- The Dilemma (2011) Amy Nicholson Ends with 20 minutes of apologies, a round robin of regret that downshifts the film's sputtering energy into park. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2011
B The Green Hornet (2011) Amy Nicholson Can a genius and an average Joe pair up and put egos aside to serve mindless adventure? Gondry and Rogen have. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2011
c Summer Wars (2009) Amy Nicholson The story's been done better (and balder) in Die Hard With A Vengeance EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2011
A- Somewhere (2010) Amy Nicholson The nearly silent first half plays like Nanook of the North, only the ladies are wearing a lot less clothes. EDIT
Posted Dec 23, 2010
C+ Tron: Legacy (2010) Amy Nicholson Remember the last time you yelled at your computer? It does. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2010
C+ Tangled (2010) Amy Nicholson If anything, Tangled is hommepowerment -- one more step forward in Disney's slow march to treat male suitors like equals EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2010
B Burlesque (2010) Amy Nicholson "Get your ass up, show me how you burlesque," growls one of this indulgent movie's indulgent musical numbers that swaggers with pearls, glitter and red lipstick - if not grammatical verb usage. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2010
C+ The Next Three Days (2010) Amy Nicholson Haggis knows that the question isn't only can he do it, but should he? EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2010
C+ Unstoppable (2010) Amy Nicholson A love of number-crunching makes the audience feel engaged in a deadly algebra problem. Four miles! 2000 feet! Population 780,000! EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2010
B Freakonomics (2010) Amy Nicholson Sometimes, it has all the answers. More often, it just asks the right questions. And in today's 24-hour froth of insta-pundit analysis, we need curiosity more than certainty. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2010
A Let Me In (2010) Amy Nicholson The tragedy in Jenkins' pathetic protector focuses the film's themes of desperation and the myopia of puppy love when you're young enough (or undead enough) to feel immortal EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2010
A Waiting for Superman (2010) Amy Nicholson Is our children learning? No -- and here's why, argues Davis Guggenheim's rousing documentary EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2010
B- Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) Amy Nicholson Gekko's still a wolf in wolf's clothing. The question is: How big is his hunger? EDIT
Posted Sep 23, 2010
C+ Lottery Ticket (2010) Amy Nicholson There are enough stereotypes in here to get Dr. Laura frothing at the mouth -- and enough menace to merit co-writing credit for the Hughes brothers. EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2010
C+ The Switch (2010) Amy Nicholson Sorry tabloid readers. At no time does Jennifer 'Womb Watch' Aniston growl, "Take that, Brad." EDIT
Posted Aug 24, 2010
B+ Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Amy Nicholson A 112-minute entertainment contraption -- celluloid that shapeshifts its frames into video games, comic books and sitcoms. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2010
C The Expendables (2010) Amy Nicholson Stallone's boasted that he's made the drunk uncle of all dumb action movies and in several ways he has EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2010
B- Step Up 3 (2010) Amy Nicholson Everyone in the cast can dance, even if only half can act. The revelation is 18-year-old Sevani -- he's got the ease of Gene Kelly and he can do the robot. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2010
A- Life During Wartime (2009) Amy Nicholson Solondz sees life as misery and actors as instruments. In his hands, they're pianissimo, vibrato, fortissimo -- and never in harmony. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2010
C Salt (2010) Amy Nicholson The kind of thriller that skitters after its star playing catch-up. EDIT
Posted Jul 22, 2010
B- Inception (2010) Amy Nicholson Beautiful and bloodless. Like a dream, it doesn't implant ideas you'll carry with you outside of the multiplex EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2010
D The Last Airbender (2010) Amy Nicholson Call M. Night Shyamalan a Wood Bender -- this kiddie cast is as flat and stiff as particle board EDIT
Posted Jul 2, 2010
B Knight and Day (2010) Amy Nicholson An action star who doesn't glower -- what a relief! EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2010
B Cyrus (2010) Amy Nicholson Moment to moment it's miserably enjoyable and true, especially Reilly's turn as a regressed adult who slowly learns to be the man his woman deserves EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2010
A Toy Story 3 (2010) Amy Nicholson Woody's insistence on rallying everyone back to their bedroom makes him the toy box Tina Turner, and the flick is smart enough to know it. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2010
B- The A-Team (2010) Amy Nicholson Heavy on biceps and aggression and -- crucially -- the zinging chemistry between its four leads EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2010
C- Get Him to the Greek (2010) Amy Nicholson W.C. Fields warned, "Never work with children or animals." Russell Brand and Jonah Hill can add, "Never work with P. Diddy." EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2010
C- Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010) Amy Nicholson Bring a joystick to this big budget adventure. It'll give your hands something to do when you're restless. EDIT
Posted May 28, 2010
C+ Holy Rollers (2010) Amy Nicholson Eisenberg is such a solid, serious young actor that the film plays as social problem drama. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2010
C+ Shrek Forever After (2010) Amy Nicholson Side by side, the four Shrek films look like the stages of man. You have Shrek as ogre, Shrek as husband, Shrek as daddy, and now, Shrek as George Bailey. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2010
B- Robin Hood (2010) Amy Nicholson If 200 arrows fly through the woods, do they make a sound? EDIT
Posted May 13, 2010
B- Trash Humpers (2009) Amy Nicholson The spirit of celluloid is dragging 3D CGI to the toilet and giving it a swirly. EDIT
Posted May 13, 2010
B+ OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009) Amy Nicholson Director Michel Hazanavicius loves his sublimely naive bigot, and so do we EDIT
Posted May 10, 2010
C The Good Heart (2009) Amy Nicholson A hangover toast to an old New York with original wood paneling, cassette tapes and indoor smoking EDIT
Posted May 6, 2010
A Please Give (2010) Amy Nicholson In its casual, disarming way, it's as deep and as grand a film as you'll find EDIT
Posted May 6, 2010
Iron Man 2 (2010) Amy Nicholson It's not a feast, it's a quick fix. You want bombs? You want quips? You want tech? You got 'em. Now go away . . . and come back next July. EDIT
Posted May 6, 2010
The Accidental Husband (2008) Amy Nicholson There's little fun in being asked to identify with yet another female character who spends her running time being shamed like a dog who soiled the rug. EDIT
Posted May 5, 2010
C Paper Man (2009) Amy Nicholson Jeff Daniels' issues are self-indulgent. But to him, his writer's block and insubstantial life are epic, and the film sides with him more often than not. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2010
A Oceans (2009) Amy Nicholson This monumental documentary gets intimate enough to hear a crab sneeze. EDIT
Posted Apr 23, 2010
C The Joneses (2009) Amy Nicholson Good salesmen would show no pity. The Joneses weeps, and we're not buying it. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
A Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) Amy Nicholson What's the difference between a 14-year-old tagger and a hype monster spray-painting Campbell's soup cans? Nothing. But the gulf between them and Banksy is as wide as the Pacific EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
B- Kick-Ass (2010) Amy Nicholson It's a star-making role for Moretz, but everyone holds their own even in the face of their biggest enemy: lax pacing that makes this fun film drag and lurch. EDIT
Posted Apr 15, 2010
A The Square (2008) Amy Nicholson The moral can pivot on a dime: is this a karmic noir about consequences, or a nihilistic warning that even a simple scheme can't be controlled? EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2010
C Date Night (2010) Amy Nicholson A skeleton praying its leads will bring it to life. EDIT
Posted Apr 8, 2010
C The Last Song (2010) Amy Nicholson This is Miley's vehicle, but the strongest scenes are between Kinnear and Coleman. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2010
C+ Clash of the Titans (2010) Amy Nicholson French director Louis Leterrier loves this world. But Clash of the Titans feels like he fought -- and lost -- his own battle for control. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2010
B How to Train Your Dragon (2010) Amy Nicholson Here, Viking life is grim, hostile and heavy with social pressure -- kind of like Gossip Girl, only with dragon heads instead of handbags. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2010
B Hot Tub Time Machine (2010) Amy Nicholson It's a bro-down, and every second has been calibrated for maximum bro-fficiency. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2010
D Greenberg (2010) Amy Nicholson True to this chauvinistic genre, Gerwig is a vacuum who lives to serve the house, the man and the mechanics of Baumbach's script. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2010