Reno 911!: Miami (2007)
"Their humor is not heady and sometimes forced, but the innocence and ignorance that each character encompasses is endearing. Even the potty humor is kind of cute. Garant's feature directorial debut is also spot-on with a couple of well laid out montages."
Wild Hogs (2007)
"For the most part, although they're going through the right motions, the actors almost might as well be performing in bell jars. This is no way to do a movie that gives lip service to friendship above all, and it's no way for an audience to spend a night."
"Jake Gyllenhaal is superb as Graysmith, beginning as a young newbie at the Chronicle and watching how the case destroys the life of once-hotshot crime reporter Paul Avery (Robert Downey Jr.). Downey too, gives a stellar performance,the stand-out."
Bridge to Terabithia (2007)
"It is great to see something so closely follow the book from which it came. It is also worthy to note that Disney and Walden are raising the bar in children's films with these different movies they are releasing, and I can only hope that they continue in"
"Breach is an uncommonly intelligent, intense thriller, the kind of terse, character-driven entertainment some of us may associate more with low-budget British films than with American studio product."
Ghost Rider (2007)
Music and Lyrics (2007)
"This movie made me remember how much I love Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore. Both actors can only be described as charming and instantly likable. They are surprisingly human and their dialogue is brilliantly written."
Hannibal Rising (2007)
"One is left to ponder if this was an earlier draft of the novel that Harris turned into a screenplay and then by the time the novel saw print he had filled in the gaps and made the connections to his other works. Whatever the case, this film was gorgeousl"
The Messengers (2007)
"This is a great jump-scare kind of movie. The music, lighting, and subtle use of ghosts is very effective. In fact, I like movies like this better where I don't ever really get a completely clear view of what is doing the scaring, its far more frightening"
Seraphim Falls (2007)
Catch and Release (2007)
"Our plucky, likable heroine/narrator Gray (Jennifer Garner) tries to get over the death of her fiancé, days before their wedding date, by moving in with his erstwhile roommates, organized, diligent Dennis (Sam Jaeger) and free-wheeling, emotive Sam (Kevin"
Smokin' Aces (2007)
"There's a mob of "name" actors here, all doing fine work, though some around a lot longer than others. Piven excels as the people-and-substance-abusing Buddy, conveying both the showman's flourish that's put him on top and the self-loathing that's liable"
The Hitcher (2007)
"The basic structure of the original script has been kept intact except instead of one person John Ryder (now played by Sean Bean) is taunting, it's now a young couple who are terrorized and framed for the Hitcher's cross-country murder spree."
Night at the Museum (2006)
"The special effects in the film ranging from tons of on set practical make-up to CGI dinosaur skeletons is fantastic. This is a truly magical movie where history comes alive, and everything works so flawlessly that you never question the reality of it hap"
The Good Shepherd (2006)
"What Damon gives us, very convincingly, is a man whose moral compass has already been severely blunted in self-protection he's able to persuade himself (mostly) that any number of terrible things are necessary for the greater good."
"Jennifer Hudson in her first film debut is flawless as Effie. She evokes all of the right emotions and handles the most important role of the film with the grace of a seasoned pro. Her stirring rendition of "And I'm Telling You I'm Not Going""
For Your Consideration (2006)
"If you are a Guest fan, than it is definitely required viewing. Watching these actors perform is always a treat with O'Hara proving she's one of the best (and most underrated) actresses working today."
Charlotte's Web (2006)
"Kids will love this movie, and adults will love it (if only to revisit childhood memories). This is really something for the whole family to enjoy together and its one of the only really family friendly films that will be in theatres this holiday season."
The Good German (2007)
Inland Empire (2006)
"Most of Lynch's films I tend to think I can figure out at least a partial meaning of what he is aiming at in his storytelling, but this film I had not a clue.Dern and the cast turn in great performances; I'm just not really sure what the hell the story i"
Blood Diamond (2006)
The Holiday (2006)
"Brace yourselves. Writer/director has made a romantic comedy in which the plot complications do not depend on one or both halves of the couple in question behaving like a ditz or a jerk, nor even seriously misunderstanding each other."
"Apocalypto wasn't a bad movie, it wasn't a phenomenal movie, it just was. This is the film by director Mel Gibson that is a fictional account of the fall of the Mayan Empire to the Spanish. Now, having said that, the Spanish only show up in the las"
Déjà Vu (2006)
"What feels like a great deal of the movie finds Carlin et al clustered around what amounts to a giant video screen (yes, it's a device for seeing into the past, but it looks like a huge TV monitor). While this isn't quite as bad as all those computer thri"
The Fountain (2006)
"Once the premise is laid out for us, we can follow the connection between past and present easily enough the trouble is that the dual timeframes never have the intended emotional resonance, much less any philosophical profundity about immortality vs. acce"
"Before people (usually boys, though some girls go through this too in exactly the same form, while others have alternate subjects of fixation) realize that perhaps there ought to be more to a metal song or any song, for that matter"
The History Boys (2006)
"What's very impressive is that Bennett and company manage to make something that sounds so abstract seem so concrete, dramatic and often very funny. Seeing the boys leap into old movie scenes to illustrate a point or just a mood has a lifelike energy to i"
Happy Feet (2006)
"This is one of the most gorgeously animated movies I have ever seen. The penguins are awesome and look so real, even when they are singing and dancing. Lovelace is perhaps the most impressive with his head of yellow plumage that moves so realistically you"
Casino Royale (2006)
"Despite what has been said in the past about Daniel Craig, he is really a terrific James Bond. He has the look, the smoothness and the killer edge that make James Bond, well, James Bond. He's not nearly as joking or one-liner inclined as say Roger Moore o"
Stranger Than Fiction (2006)
"This movie has one convention that the audience has to accept; Harold Crick is both a real person and fiction character in a novel. Once you've accepted that the movie works perfectly. This is a brilliantly written commentary on society from relative newc"
Flushed Away (2006)
"There are some genuinely amusing bits %u2013 the slugs that keep bursting into song in blasts of pop/rock classics are continually enjoyable. Fans of the X-Men franchise will probably get a chuckle out of seeing characters played by Jackman and Mc"
"This is the sort of live-action films that Disney used to make. The movie is family friendly, warm-hearted, and just plain fun to watch. I personally love Tim Allen, and he is so perfect in the role of Santa Claus that I have a hard time seeing anyone els"
Saw III (2006)
"The traps in this film are completely different than the first two. The writers are getting more sadistic and creative in their methods of killing people. Look for dead processed rotting pigs, and an ice trap in this film. If you go to the Saw movi"
"Now down to the 3D elements review. This film looked amazing in 3D to begin with so don't expect HUGE leaps forward in the way the movie is presented. There are some very obvious 3D sequences, like Jack tumbling through the Christmastown door, and the wit"
The Grudge 2 (2006)
"Takashi Shimizu creates another nice blend of Asian horror cinema, and American movie style and sensibility. He seems to know exactly what to change from the Japanese originals to make the movie palatable for an American audience. There are some repeat sc"
"For those unfamiliar with Anthony Horowitz's phenomenally popular (as in New York Times' bestseller list) series of young adult spy books, Alex Rider (played in the film by Alex Pettyfer) is or thinks he is an ordinary 14-year-old English sc"
Man of the Year (2006)
"Before getting into what Man of the Year is actually about though this is a related subject it should be noted that the film allows Robin Williams a return to comedic form. Williams, who has shaped up as a very potent actor in drama..."
The Queen (2006)
"Helen Mirren leads a fantastic cast in the new Miramax movie The Queen. Mirren no stranger to playing royals, since she was in Elizabeth I for HBO earlier this year is absolutely a bead-ringer for Queen Elizabeth II. This film which has only"
A Nightmare on Elm Street (1984)
"For all those Nightmare fans, like myself, that went out and got the Nightmare Collection DVD boxed set a few years back that included the Nightmare encyclopedia, the 3D glasses, etc this new DVD probably pisses you off. Nothin"
"Battlestar Galactica 2.5 DVD set is a unique new way of distributing a TV show that has so much popularity, fans can't wait to get their hands on the DVDs after the current season has gone on hiatus. At least that's the reasoning I have for the spl"
The Departed (2006)
"Generalizations about filmmakers tend not to stick, but here's one that's proven true when director Martin Scorsese tackles subject matter involving organized crime, the results worth watching, to say the least."
"Quite a few people I've talked to have asked why there had to be a Texas Chainsaw Massacre remake, much less a prequel to the remake. I don't really have an answer to that question. The remake of Texas Chainsaw Massacre released in 2003 did"
"Going into the sixth season, the show about the early years of Superman delivers a hell of a DVD for fans and non-fans alike. While this season is openly known as "the dark season" the downright soap opera moments really take away from this characterizati"
Body Double (1984)
"Channeling a Hitchcockian combo of Vertigo and Rear Window , Body Double was back in a time when Melanie Griffith was still hot and it was OK to believe that pornography had some sort of an evil connection to snuff films."
"You can never say that the comedians/magicians are anything but honest after you watch a few episodes of Bulls**t , the Showtime series where Penn & Teller host a variety of topics in order to disprove certain myths about them."
Rest Stop (2006)
"Rest Stop is the first attempt to bring high quality films direct-to-DVD, bypassing all the bull*hit that goes along with bringing a film to theater. Instead, it is a horror thriller about a young woman who is pulled into a deadly game of cat-and-m"
The Guardian (2006)
Open Season (2006)