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The Expendables 2 (2012)
"Perhaps we're pawns in an elaborate homage to excess and macho stupidity. It's purposefully - even wilfully - bad. Given that I can't prove that Simon West isn't actually that kind of wheels-within-wheels genius, he earns benefit of my doubt."
John Carter (2012)
The Raid: Redemption (2012)
"The combination of a great premise, brilliantly-inventive direction, incredible fight sequences and spirited performances makes it easy for us to already proclaim that The Raid is the action movie of the year."
The Secret World of Arrietty (2012)
"While this is a deeply rewarding film, people with short attention spans might not get as much out of it. Those willing to let these wonderful little characters into their hearts however, will find a film they won't soon forget."
The Social Network (2010)
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Easy A (2010)
"The writing definitely reserves the wittiest lines for Stone, who comes off as a winner above all other cast members. Her delivery and physical comedy really underline her skills in ways that other comediennes just can't touch."
The Other Guys (2010)
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
The Expendables (2010)
"It's a bitter pill to swallow, but it's a dark day indeed when a film can bring together so many promising elements and, when the curtains close, leave you wondering exactly what the heck you just sat through -- and if you even enjoyed it at all."
"Indeed, Hollywood's obsession with 3D has extended to the storytelling process, and with Inception, it also reminds us that story and characterization still rule in the land of a thousand digital vistas."
The Runaways (2010)
Get Him to the Greek (2010)
The Losers (2010)
The Kings of Mykonos (2010)
A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010)
"It's not a good film, but if you're feeling jaded and just want to watch a demonic killer pound his fist through the chest of some hapless, cardboard teenager, then this might just scratch that itch."
Robin Hood (2010)
Animal Kingdom (2010)
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Hot Tub Time Machine (2010)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
"Alice in Wonderland is a lovingly filmed and meticulously crafted interpretation of Lewis Carroll's treasured tale, rife with fantasy, coated in gothic iconography and presented by a superb cast who nail their characters' portraits."
"Can this genre make fresh inroads? 'Kick-Ass' proposes an answer of sorts through a marriage of Disney Channel wholesomeness and the kind of foul-mouth dialogue and bloodletting that would make Tarantino proud."
Shutter Island (2010)
Up in the Air (2009)
The Road (2009)
The Invention of Lying (2009)
A Serious Man (2009)
"It's also a dark, sometimes profound film that almost certainly sits amongst the best of this year and it's yet another badge on the decorated jackets of Hollywood's most accomplished filmmaking duo."
Paranormal Activity (2009)
The Box (2009)
"It may fall short of Donnie Darko's clever storytelling, but for his third feature film, Kelly plays confidently with suspense and lays down the right hooks at the right time to keep you drawn into his creepy world."
"Doctor Parnassus parallels Terry Gilliam and his most recent work: many complex ideas, grand intentions and miserable luck leading him down a path to nowhere, forcing him to start over with nothing one more time."
Funny People (2009)
District 9 (2009)
Public Enemies (2009)
Observe and Report (2009)
X-Men Origins - Wolverine (2009)
The Dark Knight (2008)
"Heath Ledger's Joker is, in many ways, symbolic of Nolan's overall success with The Dark Knight; subtle and restrained, but always two shakes shy of bloody holocaust and a masterpiece of cinema that time will verify."
The Incredible Hulk (2008)
"It's a step in the right direction with some top-notch moments, and hardcore fans will still walk away with a giddy smile - but it's not in the same sort of league as Spider-Man 2, Iron Man or Batman Begins."