Dead Man Down (2013)
"Though the wheels gradually come off the increasingly-preposterous production, all is forgiven on account of the convoluted adventure's compelling storyline, arresting special f/x, and satisfying, if farfetched resolution."
Cadillac Records (2008)
"Highly recommended musical melodrama revisits rise of Chess Records, despite the glaring omission of Aretha who recorded her very first album with legendary company in 1956. How about showing the Queen of Soul a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T?"
Hallam Foe (Mister Foe) (2007)
The Exiles (1961)
Constantine's Sword (2007)
"True to the Will Ferrell formula, going for the joke trumps plot and character development at every turn, with the trademark humor coming via nonsensical slapstick and such Seventies-era fashion statements as cotton-candy afros and loathsome leisure suit"
In un altro paese (2005)
"Though the IRS-entangled Wesley Snipes still remains too associated with the role to be forgotten, Sticky Fingaz certainly held his own over the course of the year he was entrusted with the franchise."
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (2007)
Good Luck Chuck (2007)
The Perfect Holiday (2007)
Mr. Bean's Holiday (2007)
"Perhaps Brian De Palma was too blinded by his undoubtedly fervent feelings about the Bush Administration's bungling of the invasion and occupation to make an honest appraisal of his message movie's abundance of technical flaws."
The Kingdom (2007)
Desert Bayou (2007)
"A damning documentary which exposes FEMA's wholesale failings while depicting a nation still deep in denial and willing to look the other way despite the ongoing suffering of a long-marginalized segment of society."
Death Proof (2007)
"Deliberately designed to look like a low-grade B-flick from the Fifties, this slasher adventure from Quentin Tarantino is a guaranteed treat for that rare film fan nostalgic about the worst era in cinema."
49 Up (2006)
"Confessions of a Call Girl lands in this critic's 'It's so bad it's good' file because the characters are so laughably cartoonish and because Tamala Jones never gets tired of baring her curvaceous booty and cannonball implants for the camera."
Unaccompanied Minors (2006)
Crossing the Line (2007)
El Cantante (2007)
Summer '04 (2007)
Last Stand (2007)
Dynamite Warrior (2007)
"Curiously, like a compelling cross of Annie Hall and Erica Jong, it is the globetrotting Fox who emerges as the most empathetic and elegant figure by film's end, in spite of her warts-and-all confessional style."
Ghosts of Cité Soleil (2006)
"Gets this critic's seal of approval as another overblown Michael Bay extravaganza, for it succeeds in bringing a cornucopia of beloved robots to life for a concatenation of epic battles worthy of a bombastic summer blockbuster."
Live Free or Die Hard (2007)
Gray Matters (2007)
"Despite being bogged down by several distracting, extended dance numbers, this zany farce has just enough momentum and surprises along the way to hold one's interest for the duration. But it'll help immeasurably if you're a devotee of daytime soap operas."
Evan Almighty (2007)
"This classic series holds up, because everybody enjoys timeless, classic bad B-flicks, especially when you can sit back and relax since somebody else already went to the trouble of poking fun at them for you."
"Despite death threats, in this revealing expose' former 'Economic Hit Man' John Perkins details exactly how America goes about cheating less powerful nations, exploiting their citizens while helping itself to their natural resources."
Ali's Dozen (2007)
"The worst comic book adaptation since, well, since Fantastic Four 1. An unimaginative disaster that takes forever to end, as if the celluloid is being stretched by Mr. Fantastic to make the movie last ten times longer than ninety minutes."
"Best remembered for launching the careers of John Travolta and Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs, this sitcom revolved around juvenile delinquents cutting-up while their flabbergasted teacher attempted to impart his pearls of wisdom."
El Metodo (2007)
Flip the Script (2005)
"Pardon me for expecting African-American fare to be far more sophisticated than the new millennium's equivalent of Amos & Andy, complete with Kingfish-quality buffoonery and an array of other degenerate coons."
"Who cares that this blockbuster is an incoherent, overplotted mess, when it comes stocked with a charismatic protagonist plus enough swashbuckling action and spooky special f/x to make you forget the fact that the story is impossible to keep straight?"
a/k/a Tommy Chong (2006)
On the One (2005)
Shrek the Third (2007)