Balls of Fury (2007)
"Yes, it's racist and homophobic, but those are actually secondary concerns. Mainly, it's just not funny. There's no reason to pick on Balls of Fury unduly, but unless you are a diehard fan of any of the parties involved, there's no reason to see it"
"I really liked the fact that we got more insight into Michael as a person. There are moments with him and Laurie that make you feel sorry for him, but I'm not sure I should be sympathizing with a guy who just butchered a bunch of teenagers."
September Dawn (2007)
Right at Your Door (2007)
"By not hammering at the points that surface organically here, Gorak gets us to ask ourselves a lot of questions, for which there may not be any clear answers, even as we are engrossed with what's happening to the characters. The combination of these facto"
Death at a Funeral (2007)
"Part of the fun here is when we can guess what's coming, part of the fun is when we're blindsided, and all of the fun is in seeing how Oz, Craig and the perfectly chosen cast sail through it as though it's the most real ongoing situation ever."
The Invasion (2007)
"This is pretty much a straight up suspense film that is really well acted and executed. Nicole Kidman is brilliant as usual and handles the far-out subject matter of an alien invasion with the same class and grace that she showed in The Others."
"There are times when Stardust feels a little confined, either due to Vaughn's liking of close shots or due to budget constraints. However, it is mostly a very pleasing fantasy, with conviction in its storytelling and a sense of magic in its heart."
Rush Hour 3 (2007)
"The trouble is, without at least character consistency, the set pieces are usually only good for a chuckle, if that, and when Ratner and Nathanson try for some John Woo-style dramatics, the results are flat."
"On the one hand,trying something new and the statement they want to make is laudable. However, the distanced style, hard grainy lighting and extremely lengthy rape sequences make Descent not only often unpalatable but also mostly just plain dull."
The Bourne Ultimatum (2007)
"Thanks to director Greengrass, editor Christopher Rouse and the very astute and adept actors and stunt performers, the hand-to-hand combat is almost shocking in its brutality. Even though blood is kept to a minimum, the sheer sense of violence, physical e"
Popeye - V. 1 (1936)
"This isn't just a can of spinach here. This is finally the real deal, the original Max Fleischer POPEYE THE SAILOR cartoon digitally remastered from the original source material and luckily it isn't the craptacular colorized versions from Turner Classics."
" I was completely charmed as Travolta shuffled across the screen and it was exceedingly easy to forget that he was really a man in a suit. He played the entire thing straight (no pun intended) and had no moments winking at the audience."
"This reviewer wouldn't dream of speaking for all women (or all of anybody else), but I and many of the other women I know do not equate being seen and approved of naked as having one's soul unveiled."
"If you're going to see Harry Potter, see it in IMAX, the 3D ending is spectacular and worth every second spent leading up to it. Let's put it this way, you haven't seen a magical battle until you've seen it in 3D on IMAX. I'm becoming rather fond"
"What stands out most about Transformers is that it is pure, transporting fun. It becomes one of the movie's ongoing thrills to be surprised as racing cars and trucks, with one or two breaking away to suddenly turn into a giant robot."
"Moore makes his point in a number of ways. He starts out by showing us some Americans who have no health insurance and the horrific ways they've had to prioritize treatment, like the poor man who severed two fingertips at work and had to decide which one"
"Let's face facts. Pixar doesn't make a bad product. Almost every single one of their movies has taken home some form of Academy Award gold. The characters are utterly charming and the spirit guide of Gusteau the gourmet chef was one of my favorites."
Black Sheep (2006)
"The pacing is slow, the story too drawn out, and the tension drops to the point where the time spent in 1408 is only frightening in terms of how much longer you have to sit and watch the movie, not whether Cusack's character will make it out alive."
Evan Almighty (2007)
A Mighty Heart (2007)
"Jolie, looking unlike herself in dark contacts and frizzy black hair, with a reasonable French accent, gives a strong, smart performance, never overplaying and always conveying the sense of an alert, inquisitive mind."
Eagle vs Shark (2007)
"A sly look at love and family relationships from New Zealand. It starts out by sending out danger signs that we're about to be trapped with people we don't like and then wears down our defenses by being consistently funny and eventually strangely winning."
"I know the first film was deeply flawed and this one still has some of the same problems. The overreaching story and plot for the film are good, but the movie is about an hour and half long, and it definitely feels that short."
Ocean's Thirteen (2007)
Surf's Up (2007)
"Directors Brannon & Buck have a lot of fun with applying animation to the documentary format, creating lots of "accidental" moments in shots and having the characters amusingly play to the unseen-but-heard interview crew."
Hostel Part II (2007)
"Roth has an actual plot in motion, it's not all just a framework for horrific torture, although there's quite a bit of that, too. The film is gruesome and sadistic, but not misogynistic, male characters go through every bit as much pain."
Day Watch (2007)
"This film is as interesting to watch as the original, and picks up pretty much where we left off in the first movie. It does follow the novel to the letter in places.The subtitles in this, do the same cool effects that they did in the first movie."
Mr. Brooks (2007)
"The script by Bruce A. Evans, who also directed, and writing partner Raynold Gideon is unusually complex and dense with narrative and character nuances, with such surprises around every corner that we can't wait to see where the next clue is going to lead"
"The moral of this story is to never put a cocaine addict and a paranoid schizophrenic in the same room or bad s**t will happen. This was not a horror movie. I'm not even sure what I would classify this as other than really irritating."
"This movie has a great balance between all of the story elements and balances the story with the action and effects. At World's End delivers the goods to tie up almost all of the loose ends that were left hanging and still leaves enough room to go."
Shrek the Third (2007)
"The characters are all very well-defined by now, adroitly inhabited by the voice actors, with Myers, Everett and the hilariously feline Banderas really going above and beyond the call to add sly little flourishes to their deliveries."
28 Weeks Later... (2007)
Lucky You (2007)
"As for movie fans, if a poker tournament strikes you as a really uncinematic setting for a drama and you can't imagine what the filmmakers can do to make it a little more watchable...well, alas, they don't have too many ideas on that score, either."
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
"Viewers are apt to come out of the theatre feeling as though they've watched a full-season marathon of their favorite genre show. It will strike you as either an abundance of riches or a bit of overload, depending on your current level of enthusiasm."
"If you can take the first couple of bounds of suspension of disbelief Next is actually nicely structured. There's actually a lot of fun to be had here. However, there are some very big deductive leaps required."
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
"Spider-man 3 is the strongest and best assembled film of the series to date. Sam Raimi,who is the ONLY director who should do these films, has delivered the most balanced movie in the comic book trilogy."
"The overall effect of Grindhouse is that of taking a trip in a time machine and taking a trip, period, to the most unfettered, graphic, wouldn't-it-be-cool-if reaches of two film-worshiping imaginations. It's generally exhilarating."
The Hoax (2007)
"The supporting cast is fairly perfect, with Alfred Molina deserving special kudos for his turn as Irving's alternately put-upon and avaricious best pal. Hope Davis will remind you of many mid-level talent handlers"
The Reaping (2007)
"I honestly went into this moving not knowing that it was a horror movie. I thought that this film was going to be something akin to Left Behind, trying to stop the sinners and bring faith to the faithless. From the word go; however, this was pretty"
Meet the Robinsons (2007)
"The characters are extremely likeable and more than just a little zany, and this is one flick you'll want to pay close attention to in order to see all the details. Plus, best of this entire movie really gets time travel right! You'll have to see it to un"
The Hamiltons (2006)
"THE HAMILTONS is another one of the winners about a wicked family and their nasty habit of murdering the societal members around them despite being upstanding citizens by day. DVD special features include commentary with the Butcher Brothers and actor Cor"
Dead Silence (2007)
"There is some good, original gore here for blood fans, but while the filmmakers understand intellectually that dolls (particularly ventriloquist dummies) can be quite creepy, they don't know how to maximize this onscreen. The carefully desaturated, almost"
The Host (2007)
"The creature itself is a brilliant design that looks something like and amphibious version of The Relic. It really is pretty spectacular to look at and is handled in such a way that makes it completely believable as a real entity on screen."