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Rating Title/Year Author
4/5 Wreck-It Ralph (2012) Mike Long That rare film where a clever idea actually pans out, resulting in an entertaining movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2013
1.5/5 Love Me (2012) Mike Long Everyone here is so stereotypical that most viewers would be hard-pressed to remember a distinguish feature of any of the characters after viewing the film. EDIT
Posted Jan 27, 2013
2/5 Taken 2 (2012) Mike Long The kidnapping victims aren't the only ones who were taken. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2013
4/5 The Pact (2012) Mike Long If you appreciate a quiet, thoughtful horror movie, you'll discover a lot to like here. EDIT
Posted Oct 27, 2012
2/5 Dark Shadows (2012) Mike Long While nothing succeeds like success, people should think twice before giving Burton and Depp $150 million to work on their pet project. EDIT
Posted Oct 2, 2012
1/5 The Letter (2012) Mike Long Most audiences aren't going to find anything to like in The Letter. EDIT
Posted Sep 29, 2012
4/5 Goats (2012) Mike Long Don't let the awful title fool you, this is a movie which shows how ambiguous the word "family" can be and makes some nice statements about how heavily influenced children can be when they are in the center of a divorce. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2012
2/5 The Dictator (2012) Mike Long Cohen is so busy going out of his way to be shocking and controversial that he completely forgets to be clever. EDIT
Posted Aug 19, 2012
1.5/5 Detention (2011) Mike Long If you were to read an outline of the movie which only focused on the plot elements, it probably wouldn't sound that bad. It's Kahn's approach to the material and the tone which ruins everything. EDIT
Posted Aug 11, 2012
3.5/5 Paradise Lost 3: Purgatory (2011) Mike Long As the title implies, this was meant to be a stop-gap, showing a situation which was stuck between two worlds. However, the story has moved beyond that now and we want to know more. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2012
2/5 LOL (2012) Mike Long The film vacillates from being about teenage romance and then back to a "parents just don't understand" movie and it rarely gels. EDIT
Posted Jul 30, 2012
2.5/5 Hit So Hard (2011) Mike Long I felt that the movie was a companion piece to a book which I didn't know that I was supposed to have read. EDIT
Posted Jun 6, 2012
4/5 Chronicle (2012) Mike Long Definitely shows that creativity and spirit can win out over seemingly dead ideas. EDIT
Posted May 22, 2012
3/5 Road Trip (2000) Mike Long Yes, the idea of sending a videotape through the mail seems prehistoric to us today, but it serves as a fine catalyst for a thin story which only lives to serve up one bizarre situation after another. EDIT
Posted May 14, 2012
3/5 Mother's Day (2010) Mike Long Has the guts to take a very tired kind of movie and try some new things with it. EDIT
Posted May 7, 2012
2.5/5 () Mike Long The pacing is slow and the dialogue is sometimes contrived and we feel as if the movie wants to do more than it actually is. EDIT
Posted Apr 27, 2012
2/5 The Fields (2011) Mike Long The key moments which are obviously meant to be jarring are either limp or non-sensical. EDIT
Posted Apr 10, 2012
3/5 The Ring (2002) Mike Long Not a total disaster, but not as good as the original. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2012
3/5 Absentia (2011) Mike Long One of the better low-budget horror movies which I've seen lately, but I felt that something was missing. EDIT
Posted Mar 23, 2012
4/5 The Descendants (2011) Mike Long It's a moving drama which is complex and interesting, while never seeming pretentious. EDIT
Posted Mar 22, 2012
2/5 Creature (2011) Mike Long By attempting to add layers, the movie gets very muddled and the third act feels as if it can never decide which sub-plot is the most important. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2012
0.5/5 Camel Spiders (2011) Mike Long A movie set around this urban legend is actually a good idea, but the execution here is all wrong. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2012
2.5/5 Melancholia (2011) Mike Long It keeps the viewer at arm's length, seeming ambivalent about whether or not we truly care about what is going on. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2012
2/5 Happy Feet Two (2011) Mike Long It feels as if Miller & Co. came up with the central idea, and then added more stories to it in order for the film to be feature length. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2012
2/5 High Road (2011) Mike Long I felt that the actors were fumbling through the conversations desperately trying to say something funny. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2012
0.5/5 Snow White: A Deadly Summer (2012) Mike Long This barely qualifies as a movie. EDIT
Posted Feb 29, 2012
3/5 Columbus Circle (2010) Mike Long It's got a good look, the story is fairly solid (despite some plotholes in the finale), and the actors are good, but it never pushes the envelope. EDIT
Posted Feb 28, 2012
3.5/5 Justice League: Doom (2012) Mike Long There are some flaws in the story and the ending is a bit convenient, but the plot twist and the drama make it worth checking out. EDIT
Posted Feb 27, 2012
3/5 Return of the Aliens' Deadly Spawn (1983) Mike Long It's undeniably fun and you will just eat up the monsters...or vice-versa. EDIT
Posted Feb 16, 2012
3/5 Godzilla (1954) Mike Long I feel certain that for the citizens of Japan at the time, Godzilla was cathartic, but also a reminder of what the power of the atom could do. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2012
2/5 Abduction (2011) Mike Long The movie has an amateurish look and feel at times. EDIT
Posted Jan 19, 2012
1.5/5 () Mike Long It's not funny or scary, and only the most patient viewer won't throw something at the screen at the end. EDIT
Posted Jan 9, 2012
2/5 Kill Katie Malone (2010) Mike Long Once the movie gets going, there is some minor character development and everyone's motivations make sense, but the film is simply never engaging. EDIT
Posted Dec 16, 2011
0.5/5 Psychic Experiment (2010) Mike Long There is nothing appealing about the movie, save for the fact that it would make the perfect bad-movie party fodder. EDIT
Posted Dec 11, 2011
0.5/5 Chillerama (2011) Mike Long The horror comedy is one of the most difficult genres to pull off and Chillerama shows that good intentions and a love for the genre won't get you very far. EDIT
Posted Dec 6, 2011
2.5/5 Needle (2010) Mike Long It falls into the wishy-washy category of horror movies which aren't awful, but they're not very impressive either. EDIT
Posted Nov 17, 2011
2.5/5 Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010) Mike Long Horror fans who have grown tired of every road trip becoming a death-trap will find the movie appealing, but don't expect a new classic. EDIT
Posted Nov 16, 2011
2/5 Helldriver (2010) Mike Long The two hour running time is simply numbing and instead of wondering what crazy thing would happen next, I just wanted the movie to end. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2011
2/5 ThanksKilling (2009) Mike Long This movie walks right up to the envelope, but it never pushes it, and afterwards, I didn't crave any leftovers. EDIT
Posted Nov 11, 2011
3/5 The Caller (2011) Mike Long Would have been a welcome addition to The Twilight Zone, but as a 91-minute movie, the story runs out of gas and gives way to tedium. EDIT
Posted Oct 1, 2011
4/5 Conan O'Brien Can't Stop (2011) Mike Long It's a portrait of a man who loves to perform and thus, offers both insight and entertainment. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2011
2/5 The Beacon (2009) Mike Long A flawed movie, but it's a cut above the average direct-to-video horror movie EDIT
Posted Aug 31, 2011
1.5/5 A Horrible Way to Die (2010) Mike Long Ed Wood called and said, "At least my movies were in focus." EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2011
3/5 () Mike Long The movie may be stupid, but it's effective. EDIT
Posted Aug 18, 2011
1.5/5 Evil Things (2009) Mike Long Just because a character decides to video everything that happens, doesn't mean that we want to see it. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2011
3/5 Rio (2011) Mike Long We get a lot of animated films these days, and in the end, Rio is decidedly mediocre. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2011
4/5 Limitless (2011) Mike Long Limitless is a thriller made for adults by adults and it works on many levels. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2011
4/5 Better Off Dead (1985) Mike Long From the menacing paperboys to the animated hamburgers to the aardvark coats, this is a very strange and silly film, which is also very funny. EDIT
Posted Aug 8, 2011
1.5/5 The Nesting (1981) Mike Long The entire affair feels like a low-rent version of The Shining. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2011
1/5 Cyrus: Mind of a Serial Killer (2010) Mike Long Lazy, derivative, and predictable, this murdered my hopes for ever seeing a good serial killer movie again. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2011