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The Trend

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1.5/5
2
3.5/5
3
4.5/5
Inception (2010)
4
3/5
a flawed, but very funny movie that gets less than it probably should out of an all-star comedic cast.
Posted Aug 10, 2010
5
2/5
Salt (2010)
It's got some strong action sequences and some clever touches, but mostly the film gets bogged down in a ludicrous, hole-filled plot.
Posted Jul 28, 2010
6
4.5/5
Toy Story 3 (2010)
The film succeeds mostly because yes, it's more of the same.
Posted Jul 5, 2010
7
3/5
The broodingest franchise on Earth continues with a pretty fascinating action-adventure that is the best of the three films
Posted Jul 5, 2010
8
1.5/5
It's ridiculously long, it's paced as poorly as any movie this year, it's set in China for no apparent reason, and it's not, in fact, about karate at all
Posted Jun 21, 2010
9
4/5
Solitary Man (2010)
It's a highly unpleasant film about a highly unpleasant protagonist, but "Solitary Man" is worth seeing, mostly thanks to one big performance from Douglas
Posted Jun 14, 2010
10
1/5
A new nadir. It's a movie that ignores just about every one of the show's good aspects and plays up everything bad - all while lasting an unforgivably long 146 minutes.
Posted Jun 6, 2010
11
3.5/5
MacGruber (2010)
The thing that stands out about the film is just how raunchy it is- it's probably the dirtiest material ever connected to the "Saturday Night Live" brand in its 35 years.
Posted May 31, 2010
12
2/5
Robin Hood (2010)
Boring and joyless, felled by a convoluted, mostly inconsequential plot, as huge chunks of the movie are taken up by negotiations and gamesmanship between characters we don't care about.
Posted May 23, 2010
13
3.5/5
Iron Man 2 (2010)
Recognizes and repeats a lot of the things that made the original great, but also falls victim to many of the pitfalls of past superhero sequels.
Posted May 17, 2010
14
3/5
a reasonably funny, but considerably less than perfect farce that includes some funny performances, but doesn't have a whole lot holding it together.
Posted May 10, 2010
15
1.5/5
Babies (2010)
I think babies are like fantasy football teams. I have my own, which I love, to the point of obsession. But I'm not nearly as interested in some complete stranger talking about his own for an hour and a half. Much less four of them.
Posted May 10, 2010
16
4.5/5
Kick-Ass (2010)
A pitch-perfect comic book and superhero homage that also works as a supremely enjoyable action film as well as wish fulfillment for wannabe superheroes of all ages
Posted Apr 26, 2010
17
1.5/5
The Greatest (2010)
Yet another film that tries to pass off a whole lot of screaming and crying as great acting. This fails especially in Brosnan's big crying scene, in which he audibly squeaks
Posted Apr 18, 2010
18
4/5
Greenberg (2010)
"Greenberg" succeeds mostly because its characters and story are much more interesting, and Baumbach left the toilet-cam at home this time.
Posted Apr 15, 2010
19
4/5
A winning, almost totally successful comedy that works as an uproarious homage to 1980s movies.
Posted Apr 4, 2010
20
2/5
Repo Men (2010)
A clear allegory of modern health care anxieties, with a little bit of the mortgage and foreclosure crisis tossed in for good measure. But structural problems repeatedly get in the film's way.
Posted Mar 28, 2010
21
1.5/5
Green Zone (2010)
"Green Zone" comes along as if to remind us how mediocre Iraq War movies were before Kathryn Bigelow's film came along.
Posted Mar 23, 2010
22
3.5/5
A mostly strong cast and well-done depiction of the New York locations pretty much overcome the lack of originality.
Posted Mar 15, 2010
23
2/5
Cop Out (2010)
Whether or not you enjoy 'Cop Out' may rest on your tolerance for Morgan's incessant, repetitive mugging, which I've never been able to stomach
Posted Mar 7, 2010
24
2.5/5
Essentially the same movie as "Crash," except that instead of a group of interconnected Angelenos who talk and think only about race, it's about L.A. denizens talk and think only about Valentine's Day.
Posted Mar 2, 2010
25
3.5/5
Not to be taken seriously. But, ridiculous as the film is, it's loads of fun
Posted Feb 17, 2010
26
2.5/5
While the film is generally boring and by-the-numbers for the majority of its running time, it adds enough surprising twists to make itself worthwhile.
Posted Feb 7, 2010
27
1/5
The story is just told very poorly... what is this movie? A thriller? A ghost story? A police procedural? A tearjerker? It's all of those and none of them.
Posted Jan 31, 2010
28
4/5
Crazy Heart (2009)
incredibly entertaining and poignant, buoyed by a performance by Jeff Bridges that's entirely deserving of its Oscar buzz
Posted Jan 28, 2010
29
1.5/5
Leap Year (2010)
A generally witless and uninspired rom-com that follows the genre's forumla to a tee without adding anything entertaining or funny to the mix
Posted Jan 19, 2010
30
1/5
No, the problem isn't that the movie makes the Holmes character more of an action hero than Doyle ever intended. It's that it sticks Holmes and Watson into one of the dumbest, most boring stories imaginable.
Posted Jan 3, 2010
31
2/5
It's abundantly clear that the Martin character, a sweet, sensitive 60-ish man who's a good listener - and an architect, to boot - is Meyers' version of the ideal male.
Posted Dec 29, 2009
32
5/5
What could be more perfectly in tune with the zeitgeist at the end of the '00s as a movie about a guy who's job it is to fire people? The best movie of 2009.
Posted Dec 20, 2009
33
3/5
Invictus (2009)
A deeply flawed but still impressive sports epic, which follows an unimaginative and by-the-numbers first 90 minutes with one of the most expertly staged sports sequences ever committed to film.
Posted Dec 20, 2009
34
4.5/5
a bizarre amalgam of source material, director and star that's just nutso enough to work
Posted Dec 6, 2009
35
1.5/5
The scenery is still there, but just about everything else that worked in the first film doesn't in 'New Moon.' For one thing, the structure is a mess.
Posted Dec 3, 2009
36
4/5
An Education (2009)
"An Education" is worth seeing, mostly for its superb period detail and the strong performance at its center.
Posted Nov 22, 2009
37
4/5
Yes, it is one of the more tired genres around, and no, it's not as good as the book. But "The Blind Side," is a nice surprise- a heartfelt drama that tells an amazing story remarkably well.
Posted Nov 22, 2009
38
1.5/5
A deeply creepy and disturbing exercise, in which we're exposed to footage that was likely never meant to see the light of day, featuring a performer who at the time was, literally, days away from death.
Posted Nov 11, 2009
39
5/5
Never has a movie packed with so much hostility or existential angst made me smile from start to finish as this one did.
Posted Nov 4, 2009
40
4.5/5
Charming, affecting and heartbreaking. It could have gone wrong in any number of ways, but never does
Posted Oct 25, 2009
41
2/5
A patchwork collection of derivative gags and relationship drama that seems leftover from old 'thirtysomething' episodes.
Posted Oct 19, 2009
42
2/5
The film has two very, very good ideas, but doesn't fit them together well; while its laughs are only sporadic, and the romantic subplot falls generally flat.
Posted Oct 11, 2009
43
1/5
Fame (2009)
a totally unoriginal and unnecessary remake that runs far, far away from anything edgy, controversial or interesting.
Posted Oct 4, 2009
44
4/5
It may be slow at times and structured sort of oddly, but The Informant! is one of the year's true originals, and Soderbergh's best film since the first Ocean's
Posted Sep 28, 2009
45
4/5
Extract (2009)
As with virtually all of Judge's work, Extract is based on the idea that most people are total, blithering idiots. It's all very off-beat, but a top-flight comedic cast makes it work
Posted Sep 13, 2009
46
1/5
Big Fan (2009)
I could imagine a very good movie being made about rabid, angry football fans in New York and Philadelphia... but Big Fan just plain doesn't work, mostly because it doesn't understand the world it inhabits.
Posted Sep 7, 2009
47
2/5
Why is Basterds such a colossal disappointment? It's mostly because Tarantino indulges all of his worst impulses as a filmmaker and ignores what he does best.
Posted Sep 7, 2009
48
1/5
A mediocre comedy that wants desperately to be "Anchorman" on a used-car lot, but can't measure up, mostly because it's so lacking in laughs
Posted Aug 23, 2009
49
1/5
Paper Heart (2009)
The biggest problem is that Yi's quest for love, and understanding of such, simply isn't all that interesting.
Posted Aug 17, 2009
50
4/5
Funny People (2009)
The film does a lot of things that Apatow's previous work did... but is almost ruined by a too-long running time and a third act that seems to drag on forever.
Posted Aug 10, 2009