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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
7/10
2
8/10
Brendan Fraser and Harrison Ford star in a pretty good fact-based drama in the same medical subgenre as LORENZO'S OIL
Posted Jan 22, 2010
3
7/10
Legion (2010)
Paul Bettany is a de-winged angel and Dennis Quaid is a rural business owner in this up-and-down riff on subject matter covered in PROPHECY, TERMINATOR and SUPERNATURAL (to name a few precedents), mostly confined to a diner
Posted Jan 22, 2010
4
8/10
We're in a land of shadows, claws and wry observation, and for those who adore this sort of thing, I SELL THE DEAD is a rare treat.
Posted Aug 13, 2009
5
B
Timothy Olyphant, Milla Jovovich, Kiele Sanchez and Steve Zahn topline a playful take on the psycho killer couple thriller
Posted Aug 7, 2009
6
4/5
The newly released Deluxe Edition offers some great new special features, an excellent remastering to an underrated film in the series.
Posted Jun 17, 2009
7
8/10
THE TAKING OF PELHAM 123 is solid action thriller filmmaking with some real thrills and strong character work. Viewers will come away mostly fulfilled, though perhaps wishing the train had gone the extra half-mile for its climax.
Posted Jun 12, 2009
8
8/10
9
2/10
Egads! One of the worst comic book movie adaptations, since, well PUNISHER: WAR ZONE
Posted May 6, 2009
10
6/10
It's not that the new FRIDAY THE 13TH is bad. It just doesn't feel new, and yet doesn't deliver the old shocks with the zest of horrific discovery that made the original and its better follow-ups so iconic.
Posted Feb 13, 2009
11
8/10
Because banks all over the world are in such turmoil now, THE INTERNATIONAL seems dated by six months to a year. However, if you like watching law enforcement personnel working on a big, non-standard crime, this is pretty good.
Posted Feb 13, 2009
12
4/10
Boogeyman 3 (2008)
Well, if you are really desperate for a horror movie -BOOGEYMAN 3 is the one to look for. If there is something else on the shelves or at Netflix that looks or seems better - anything at all - check that out instead.
Posted Feb 13, 2009
13
6/10
Obviously, first time in 3D is cool and the digital cut while better, still lacks some serious crystal clear and clean print. Plus, no special features?
Posted Feb 5, 2009
14
9/10
REPO! is overall just a lot of fun. From the catchy numbers, to the sexy cast, to the original ideas, to an ample load of bodies and mayhem, it is worthwhile checking out and enjoying.
Posted Jan 27, 2009
15
8/10
Donkey Punch (2008)
British thriller about seven college-age Britons in Spain who come together for an afternoon of flirting and wind up having a night of sex, paranoia and murder
Posted Jan 27, 2009
16
7/10
Fans of Dushku will get their money's worth. However, the rest of THE ALPHABET KILLER doesn't spell either good detective work or true spectral horror.
Posted Nov 14, 2008
17
8/10
It would be hard to top the legend-relaunching force of CASINO ROYALE. QUANTUM OF SOLACE wisely doesn't try, contenting itself and us with being a good if unexceptional entry in the Bond franchise.
Posted Nov 14, 2008
18
8/10
The Express (2008)
THE EXPRESS isn't the sports movie equivalent of what Ernie Davis was to football in his day, but it still plays a pretty good game.
Posted Oct 10, 2008
19
8/10
Body of Lies (2008)
Where BODY OF LIES does succeed very well is in demonstrating the multitude of ways in which even very well-thought-out plans to make the world safer can become not only corrupted but can also be hopelessly compromised by other likewise world-safety-minde
Posted Oct 10, 2008
20
8/10
RocknRolla (2008)
There's just a lingering sense that, in his eagerness to get to the "good stuff" of character riffs and general coolness, Ritchie neglects plot and pacing. By its own standards, then, ROCKNROLLA as a movie is a proper player, but not quite a true rocknrol
Posted Oct 9, 2008
21
9.5/10
The Thing (1982)
On Blu-ray, Picture-in-picture (PIP) documentary that runs alongside the main feature. This is the old documentary, but still cool that you can see both simultaneously which is way cool. Plus there is a new audio commentary with Kurt Russell and Carpenter
Posted Oct 1, 2008
22
2.5/5
There are some flashes of wit here, but the value of narrative surprise, especially when we're expecting one of some kind, only goes so far. RIGHTEOUS KILL relies far too much on what it's got up its sleeve and doesn't pay enough attention to what it's sh
Posted Sep 12, 2008
23
7/10
There's a lot of cleverness here, but neither heart nor a spirit of true insanity. BURN AFTER READING is watchable for a number of reasons, but it never really heats up.
Posted Sep 12, 2008
24
7/10
25
8/10
Traitor (2008)
TRAITOR seems to want to be a little more articulate than it winds up being in discussions of the concept of the greater good and the cost of role-playing. However, the questions it brings up are potent and its structure as a thriller is so strong, with s
Posted Aug 28, 2008
26
8/10
Death Race (2008)
The upshot is that DEATH RACE trips over its own machinations in a number of areas, but if you want to see Jason Statham and/or over-the-top vehicular mayhem, there have been worse showcases for both.
Posted Aug 24, 2008
27
6/10
It would seem Nietzsche's famous saying has been disproved. STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS won't kill us - or the STAR WARS franchise - but it won't make any of us stronger, either.
Posted Aug 15, 2008
28
8/10
Mirrors (2008)
Kiefer Sutherland as a man having worse days than Jack Bauer ever has.
Posted Aug 15, 2008
29
8/10
JACK BROOKS: MONSTER SLAYER is definitely an ode to the EVIL DEAD franchise, as a hapless hero is plunged into heroics by demonic forces.
Posted Aug 15, 2008
30
8/10
Sixty Six (2006)
Eddie Marsan, Helena Bonham Carter, Stephen Rea and DR. WHO's Catherine Tate in a dramedy about a bar mitzvah vs. the World Cup in London
Posted Aug 8, 2008
31
8/10
TRANSSIBERIAN is another one of those movies that seems like an advertisement for never going outside one's own neighborhood. Trips to Eastern Europe seem particularly ill-advised from the looks of, for example, the HOSTEL films and FRONTIERE(S).
Posted Aug 8, 2008
32
6/10
Mamma Mia! (2008)
The movie has some charming moments, but the momentum of the story and the signing is uneven, and unlike DREAMGIRLS which held my rapt attention for over two hours, MAMMA MIA just put my butt to sleep.
Posted Jul 18, 2008
33
10/10
If you have the opportunity to see this in IMAX defiantly take advantage of it. The first ten minutes across the rooftops of Gotham City made the person I was with reel (of course he is terrified of heights) due to the sweeping helicopter shots that on an
Posted Jul 18, 2008
34
8/10
Nolan and Co. do weave an enormous and gratifyingly textured tapestry of plot, giving unexpectedly affecting moments to characters we initially see as mere background figures.
Posted Jul 18, 2008
35
7/10
JOURNEY TO THE CENTER OF THE EARTH is ultimately pleasant enough, though it's hardly the definitive adaptation of Verne's work. The freshest aspect of it is Fraser's conviction.
Posted Jul 11, 2008
36
9/10
Mixing lore from Mike Mignola's comics (Del Toro and Mignola collaborated on the new film's story) with old European fairy folklore and what seems like a touch of homage to Hayao Miyazaki (not to forget J.R.R. Tolkien), HELLBOY II is something to both beh
Posted Jul 11, 2008
37
8/10
I Am Legend (2007)
The CGI is great and while this takes away from the creepiness factor that the book had, the landscape and environment are amazing seeing grass growing in the city, deer roaming the streets and more.
Posted Mar 18, 2008
38
6/10
Waitress (2007)
Keri Russell stars as an ├╝ber pie-making genius in a dead-end job with an abusive husband that longs for more in her life including her own pie shop and her OBGYN, played by FIREFLY/SERENITY's Nathan Fillion. A quirky, deadpan comedy with gorgeous pies an
Posted Nov 27, 2007
39
8/10
Outland (1981)
The film has been out of print since the late '90s on DVD and this is a new digital transfer of the film. Not much else on the DVD besides the film and the special effects are a bit dated but this is still a sci-fi tale worthy of your collection.
Posted Nov 27, 2007
40
B+
Steven Zaillian's intelligent, perceptive screenplay, inspired by an article on Lucas entitled "The Return of Superfly" by Mark Jacobson, doesn't go exactly where we expect. There are moments of real surprise here, moments of odd satisfaction.
Posted Nov 2, 2007
41
C
Bee Movie (2007)
Indeed, Bee Moive is full of half-thought-through notions. Much is at first made of Barry's "romance" with a human, voiced by Renee Zellweger, but any potential problems in the friendship are dropped without discussion midway through.
Posted Nov 2, 2007
42
B-
Saw IV (2007)
Director Darren Lynn Bousman sees to it that Saw IV fulfills the franchise's ethos of inventive, gory sadism and grungy, creepy surroundings faithfully and creatively.
Posted Oct 29, 2007
43
B
You have to admire director Affleck and his co-screenwriter Aaron Stockard for having the guts to tackle material this morally complex, and for keeping most of Lehane's twists while condensing them into something that fits coherently into a two-hour film.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
44
A-
Sam Raimi's Ghost House Pictures delivers once again with vampires like these that you've never seen before. It's a brutal movie that keeps you on the edge and has a cold harshness to it that matches the cold temperatures on screen.
Posted Oct 19, 2007
45
C-
Sleuth (2007)
Topping off the new SLEUTH's problems is Law's performance.We need to believe Milo at least could be in earnest some of the time, not feel that he's obviously full of baloney the whole time (especially in those instances where it turns out that he's being
Posted Oct 12, 2007
46
A
Director Kapur takes some more artist license with this movie than he did with the first film. This chapter has some very interesting and sweeping artistic shots, like Elizabeth standing on the cliffs overlooking the sea watching the Spanish Armada burn.
Posted Oct 12, 2007
47
B+
First of all lets just say that this movie is far more intense and effective than the second one.If you felt let down by the last Resident Evil, this film should redeem your hopes in a continuing film series. It's a hell of a fun ride.
Posted Sep 21, 2007
48
B+
Even though the tone moves into tragedy on occasion, filmmaker Shepard maintains a sense of ironic "can you believe this?" humor that serves the story's events well.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
49
A-
Shoot 'Em Up (2007)
Shoot 'em Up is so fast and fanny and perfectly attuned to what it's doing that it's as if director/writer Michael Davis has put all the elements of entertaining violent action flicks in a centrifuge and distilled them down to their essence.
Posted Sep 7, 2007
50
B
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
Mangold and the writers find the action potential in the Western format and ride the hell out of it. Fight and chase sequences are striking, even thrilling.
Posted Sep 7, 2007