Land of the Lost (2009)
Okuribito (Departures) (2009)
"More engaging and better-paced than its predecessor, relocated to the world's largest repository of history, art and pop culture, the sequel ups the ante on all sides to deliver delightful family fun. "
Terminator Salvation (2009)
"At New York Comic Con, McG implored fans to stand behind this film as the Terminator love letter that it is, and by neither offending nor innovating, he's made a fun summer blockbuster, but not much more. "
Angels & Demons (2009)
Star Trek (2009)
X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)
"Much of it is straight-up silly, yet in all its completely visceral, popcorn-glutting, over the top action, I'd take ten X-Men Origins: Wolverines over the hot mess of X-Men: The Last Stand, any day. "
State of Play (2009)
Dragonball Evolution (2009)
Observe and Report (2009)
"Bitter, ugly and painful to watch. Given the choice between a repeated bludgeoning with a tire iron and sitting through Observe and Report, go with the tire iron, you'll feel better when it's over. "
Fast & Furious (2009)
Monsters vs. Aliens (2009)
American Swing (2009)
Sin Nombre (2009)
Sunshine Cleaning (2009)
"An overlong, overstuffed endurance test with precious few highs. Being an adaptation of this particular graphic novel, I can forgive many things, but I can't forgive a film version of Watchmen for being boring. "
The International (2009)
Owl and the Sparrow (2009)
The Unborn (2009)
The Spirit (2008)
Revolutionary Road (2008)
Transporter 3 (2008)
"Milk's peerless performances and direction take on new significance in a year of political transition and expectation. Gus Van Sant's adoring biography couldn't have been delivered at a better time. "
"Surely someone in power must've seen Twilight for the hackneyed and blatant attempt to cash in on the devotion of a diehard following it is and said, 'Boy this is awful, but it doesn't really matter cos it's gonna make bank.' "
Quantum of Solace (2008)
"I'm still not convinced Daniel Craig's James Bond is completely developed yet, but paced better than its predecessor, Quantum of Solace is certainly a thrilling, action-packed move in the right direction. "
Slumdog Millionaire (2008)
"A smart and funny script, highly entertaining from the first draw, Appaloosa is a taut, captivating tale of the old West with enough bite and modern edge to draw in both fans and non-devotees of the cowboy genre. "
Year of the Fish (2007)
Ping Pong Playa (2007)
Henry Poole Is Here (2008)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
"Robert Downey Jr.'s impossibly hilarious performance and the audacious skewering of so many taboos, social, cinematic and otherwise make Tropic Thunder worth the 7 years it took to get Ben Stiller back in the director's chair. "
Pineapple Express (2008)
Sixty Six (2006)
Brideshead Revisited (2008)
"So many of the right ingredients, but an uneven last act and the 2nd act loss of the film's two main engines, Whishaw & Thompson, drags Brideshead Revisited down from what could've been a very lofty height. "
No Regret (2008)
The Dark Knight (2008)
"My question is can a third episode -- one lacking the unforgettable, superlative performance of Heath Ledger -- possibly top the magnificence of The Dark Knight? I predict a very interesting Oscars next year. "
"The 3D fluff will certainly provide an ooh- & aah-worthy babysitter for the small fries, but I wish there had been a cleverer script that would have allowed junior's mum and dad to enjoy it just as much. "
"Del Toro's imagination cuts loose with a sharp, witty script. Hellboy 2 is the fun, fantastic comic book blast that the original film never quite lived up to. I'll be looking forward to "Hellboy 3: Rise of the Little Red Babies" in a couple of year "
The Wackness (2008)
"While not a total failure, what would the result have been had director Peter Berg been able decide what he wanted his movie to be? As it stands, Hancock is a wildly uneven ho-hum affair that really should've have been much more. "
Gunnin' for That #1 Spot (2008)