Red Riding Hood (2011)
"Not as awesomely awful as Twilight, though director Hardwicke dwells in the same overwrought, teenage fever-dream, while her cast embraces the campiness as if knowing they've signed up for a giant blot on their CVs."
Battle: Los Angeles (2011)
"I don't know why this movie exists. A completely unoriginal mash-up of every good alien invasion film there's ever been, resulting in an ugly, uninspired, laughably bad mess that'll give you motion sickness while making your ears bleed."
Jane Eyre (2011)
I Saw the Devil (2011)
"Equal parts horror, crime drama and exploitation flick, I Saw the Devil takes aspects of all three to create the most outrageous, over the top, disturbing tale of vengeance seen for many a moon. Definitely not for the squeamish. "
The Adjustment Bureau (2011)
"A great date movie; thoroughly romantic and a flight of pure fantasy. What girl wouldn't want to meet the man who would stand up to God and all His angels - sorry, The Chairman and his corporate drones - for the woman he loves?"
"Stale, unimpressive and possessed of a laughably terrible script that should never have made it past the treatment stage. Even chanting producer James Cameron's name over and over, as in Sanctum's TV spots, can't summon a better movie."
"Doesn't quite touch the laurels of its predecessor, but the weaker, unoriginal storyline is forgivable in light of how entertaining Ip Man 2 is and its maintenance of the original's high standard of excellent martial arts action. "
The Housemaid (2011)
"Enjoyable, soapy, melodramatic schlock buoyed up by its great cast. Meditations on class disparities are worthy and often chilling, but our main subject's issues come off as contrivance and get in the viewers' way."
The Dilemma (2011)
True Grit (2010)
"Worth watching for its excellent cast, notably Hailee Steinfeld, but one can't escape feeling there should've been much more to the Coen brothers' True Grit. Still, the Duke's presence aside, it's a definite improvement over the original."
Tron Legacy (2010)
"Radical, man. All action and escapist fun, 20 years after its sire, the glorious-looking, totally enjoyable Tron Legacy represents a new height in digital cinema and pure entertainment right down to its amazing Daft Punk score."
"A joyless lesson in overstaying one's welcome. Everything about this movie is marked down like a fire sale. The visuals look shoddy and the uninspired script is a dud that requires no effort by the young cast."
The Fighter (2010)
"A heartfelt script and outstanding turns by Bale, Leo and Adams make The Fighter a true knockout and a real Oscar contender. Perhaps after next February, it'll have another thing in common with Rocky, after all."
Black Swan (2010)
"Burlesque is a camp fiesta and a shamelessly bad good time that should be played at midnight venues with cocktails and hors d'uvres served, an entire drag court in attendance and those slightly less fabulous along for the ride. "
"Hilarious, heartwarming and loads of action-packed fun, Tangled isn't just a return to form or the best "Princess film" since Beauty and the Beast; Tangled takes a high place amongst the jewels in the Disney crown. "
"Saved by a riveting first hour, excellent cast and beautiful production, a multitude of flaws in pacing, exposition and the strange point at which the film ends puts this chapter far from the best in the franchise."
Morning Glory (2010)
Fair Game (2010)
"Pacing problems and dreadful cinematography aside, Fair Game's smart, well-acted true tale of corruption at its most insidious is a timely one and fittingly captures a sorry moment in American history."
For Colored Girls (2010)
127 Hours (2010)
"'Don't like our pallid, predictable love story between two shallow characters? Don't worry, the monsters will be back.' The trouble is there's not nearly enough of the creatures or any real thrills to keep audiences entertained. "
Let Me In (2010)
"Unnecessary remake that replicates rather than originates, neither truly scary nor even mildly disturbing. Surprisingly poor special effects and the neutering of a big plot point negate any potential."
Ip Man (2010)
The Social Network (2010)
Easy A (2010)
The Town (2010)
"A worthy entry into the pantheon of great cops and robbers films, The Town is intelligent, darkly funny and full of harrowing, high-impact thrills. A breath of life into B. Affleck's career and proof of J. Renner's stardom."
Never Let Me Go (2010)
"A salsa-covered middle finger to racist, anti-Latino factions, the audacious, outrageously fun Machete is pure Tex-Mexploitation with all the gunfire, gore, explosions and two-fisted action that can fit into one film."
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
"Fresh, hilarious and effortlessly cool, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World is mandatory summer viewing. Every nerd, geek, freak, otaku and anyone who simply enjoys a good time at the movies should see this. "
The Expendables (2010)
"Glories in over-the-top, testosterone-driven action and an ensemble whose names I only expected to hear when I died and went to B-movie heaven. If only The Expendables' script was as divine as its roll call."
Eat Pray Love (2010)
"A vacuous attempt at chick flick epiphany. For all its postcard prettiness, Eat Pray Love's purported life lessons are so self-absorbed, had our shallow heroine been a man, we'd be booing his caddish behaviour."
The Other Guys (2010)
"The Other Guys is a goof; a happily disposable yukfest that never pretends to be other than that, yet manages to surprise in the sharpness of its script and in the fun all involved are clearly having."
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
"Dinner for Schmucks must be code for the meal filmmakers intend to make out of poor suckers paying good money expecting a laugh. 90 minutes of dead mouse dioramas would've been better entertainment than this."
"Visually stunning Inception trips on its own cleverness, sacrificing character development in the pursuit of ingenuity. One can forgive its hubris and give it credit for being a thinking man's action movie."
"Would Salt be as enjoyable if a man had played this role? Heck no. It's an amped up, throw-down, all-out action-packed example of girl power and Angelina Jolie kicks off her high heels and runs with it."
The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010)
"An entertaining origin story; some truly neat special effects played against the very real streets of New York City makes The Sorcerer's Apprentice that much more magical and lots of fun to see on the big screen."
Despicable Me (2010)
[Rec] 2 (2010)
"The original created so much international buzz, who could blame the filmmakers for going the well twice? I can. [REC] 2 is a straight-up money grab so terrible it threatens to ruin the memory of how good [REC] was."
The Last Airbender (2010)
"Controversial casting aside, could The Last Airbender ever have been a good movie? Not at all; it's a listless, incompetent, boring mess that insults the comprehension of even the youngest child in the audience."
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
"Saved from erratic pacing and mawkishness by backhanded wit and a can-do supporting cast, will Eclipse win over the non-Twihard like New Moon could have? No, but it's a nice place holder until the last film comes along."
"Sand plus swords plus long hair plus Jake Gyllenhaal minus a shirt equals good times. Entertaining, escapist B-movie fluff that does more for the female audience than its weekend competition, Sex and the City 2, ever will."
Sex and the City 2 (2010)
"A flagrant insult to the audience that made the first film a phenomenon. Shame on the writers of this soulless drivel for trying to pass this Canal Street bootleg sow's ear off as a genuine Alexander McQueen silk purse."
Iron Man 2 (2010)
"At its best when its personality is showing, the brilliant Iron Man's sequel hasn't as much on display. Still, top-flight special effects action and sparky comic riffing from Downey, Jr. and Rockwell make up for many inadequacies."
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)