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Rating Title/Year Author
3/4 Song of the South (1946) Phil Villarreal It's a complicated and challenging film that deserves discussion rather than burial. EDIT
Posted May 2, 2020
3/4 Entourage (2015) Phil Villarreal To like Entrouage is to embrace its solipsistic bubbleworld, in which everyone is rich and fulfilled and their only problems are fleeting worries. EDIT
Posted Jun 3, 2015
3.5/4 Gone Girl (2014) Phil Villarreal Of all David Fincher's accomplishments as a director, he may pull off his most impressive feat of all in Gone Girl -- getting Tyler Perry nominated for an Oscar. EDIT
Posted Oct 3, 2014
2/4 Dawn of the Planet of the Apes (2014) Phil Villarreal Has me Done with the Planet of the Apes. EDIT
Posted Jul 11, 2014
2/4 22 Jump Street (2014) Phil Villarreal The only problem is, the doubts the characters jokingly express turn out to be all too valid. EDIT
Posted Jun 13, 2014
2/4 Maleficent (2014) Phil Villarreal There's nothing much here for those outside the PG Disney Princess-aimed target market to sink their horns into. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2014
2/4 Filth (2013) Phil Villarreal There's nothing much here for those outside the PG Disney Princess-aimed target market to sink their horns into. EDIT
Posted May 30, 2014
1/4 Blended (2014) Phil Villarreal The movie treats Africa as though it were a single resort town populated by white people who sit down at buffets while black people stay out of the way and entertain them. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2014
1.5/4 Million Dollar Arm (2014) Phil Villarreal Million Dollar Arm spoils the Disney sports movie hot streak with the vengeance that David Ortiz does no-hitters. EDIT
Posted May 16, 2014
1.5/4 The Quiet Ones (2014) Phil Villarreal There are also way too many cheap shock scares meant to make you giggle at yourself. EDIT
Posted Apr 25, 2014
3.5/4 Transcendence (2014) Phil Villarreal Pfister proves to be as clever a storyteller as he is a painter of moving pictures. EDIT
Posted Apr 18, 2014
1.5/4 Draft Day (2014) Phil Villarreal At least the movie absolutely nails the dysfunctional, pathetic execution of the Cleveland Browns' front office. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2014
2.5/4 Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) Phil Villarreal It takes a Captain America - level super bladder to make it through the film. EDIT
Posted Apr 4, 2014
1.5/4 Noah (2014) Phil Villarreal You get the feeling that those rock monsters, which inevitably all perish before the flood finishes its punishment, got off easier than the survivors. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2014
2/4 Divergent (2014) Phil Villarreal Hopefully, Burger has the good sense to bail before he does any further damage. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2014
1/4 Need for Speed (2014) Phil Villarreal In Paul's glowering eyes you can sense a need for not only speed, but a better agent. EDIT
Posted Mar 14, 2014
2/4 300: Rise of an Empire (2014) Phil Villarreal The filmmakers copy the look and style of the original, but important elements such as plot or a coherent story get lost in translation. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2014
1/4 Pompeii (2014) Phil Villarreal If you find yourself sucked into a showing of Pompeii, take the sage wisdom of the band Pompeii and just close your eyes. Some ear plugs wouldn't hurt either. EDIT
Posted Feb 21, 2014
1.5/4 About Last Night (2014) Phil Villarreal The movie is bad enough to make David Mamet, who wrote the razor-sharp play that inspired the original movie, roll over in his piles of money. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2014
1/4 The Monuments Men (2014) Phil Villarreal But nothing in this movie clicks, and as a result the tired affair seems to take longer than World War II itself. EDIT
Posted Feb 7, 2014
1.5/4 That Awkward Moment (2014) Phil Villarreal They spend all their time obsessing and gabbing like giggly Babysitters Club girls about the opposite sex. EDIT
Posted Jan 31, 2014
1/4 I, Frankenstein (2014) Phil Villarreal I, Frankenstein? More like Oy, Frakenstein. EDIT
Posted Jan 24, 2014
2/4 Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014) Phil Villarreal Most importantly, who the hell is Jack Ryan? EDIT
Posted Jan 17, 2014
1/4 The Legend of Hercules (2014) Phil Villarreal The strength they showed by managing to sit through this thing puts that of Herc to shame. EDIT
Posted Jan 10, 2014
2/4 Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones (2014) Phil Villarreal This one pulls out that trick a few times too many, robbing it of its effect and making the few scares worth waiting for more funny than shocking. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2014
1.5/4 Grudge Match (2013) Phil Villarreal It's the promise of the final bout that lugs the deadweight story through the first 100-minute, sputtering tractor pull. EDIT
Posted Dec 26, 2013
3.5/4 American Hustle (2013) Phil Villarreal The bra budget on this movie is exactly $0. EDIT
Posted Dec 20, 2013
3.5/4 Saving Mr. Banks (2013) Phil Villarreal It does skew far darker than I ever could have hoped for, and in that way ends up becoming something halfway profound. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2013
2.5/4 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) Phil Villarreal The movie isn't awful, is sure to please no-standard fanatics and won't bore haters like myself. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2013
3/4 The To Do List (2013) Phil Villarreal Painfully awkward encounters ensue, with Plaza handling it all with her deadpan elegance. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2013
3/4 Breaking the Girls (2013) Phil Villarreal Gratuitous sex, double-crosses and more gratuitous sex await in the silly but always-entertaining sexcapade. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2013
4/4 JFK (1991) Phil Villarreal It's damn entertaining and thought-provoking. EDIT
Posted Nov 12, 2013
2/4 Thor: The Dark World (2013) Phil Villarreal This is a sequel that, compared to the original, is unequal, with pointless, dull CGI battles in Thor's pointless, dull outer realms. EDIT
Posted Nov 8, 2013
3.5/4 Ender's Game (2013) Phil Villarreal Very much porn for video game addicts. EDIT
Posted Nov 1, 2013
3.5/4 12 Years a Slave (2013) Phil Villarreal The film wants to hurt you, knows you are terrified of what it will show you, then shows you way more than you bargained for. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2013
3/4 The Counselor (2013) Phil Villarreal Take it all in and enjoy and worry about the counseling you'll need later. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2013
3/4 Escape Plan (2013) Phil Villarreal A relic the 80s, an action flick era well into its fourth decade. EDIT
Posted Oct 16, 2013
1.5/4 Machete Kills (2013) Phil Villarreal This movie skips the grindhouse era and goes straight for the meth house dynamic. EDIT
Posted Oct 11, 2013
3.5/4 Gravity (2013) Phil Villarreal It's a movie that's not afraid to go deep or stare blankly at you to see if it can get you to blink first. EDIT
Posted Oct 4, 2013
3.5/4 Rush (2013) Phil Villarreal If you really hate sex, fast driving, drinking and Norse gods smoothing chassis than you will absolutely despise Rush. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2013
1/4 The Family (2013) Phil Villarreal Remember the octopus that always picked the winners of soccer games? That's what Robert De Niro is, only his talent is always managing to choose horrible scripts. EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2013
3/4 Riddick (2013) Phil Villarreal All hail Riddick, killer of everything that moves - poorly-drawn cartoon or not - sayer of smooth, t-shirt-worthy bravado and romancer of lesbian Starbuck. EDIT
Posted Sep 6, 2013
1/4 Getaway (2013) Phil Villarreal The real getaway here was the one the filmmakers pulled on the studio, having heisted giant paychecks for minimal work or thought. EDIT
Posted Aug 30, 2013
3/4 The World's End (2013) Phil Villarreal There's not much more you can ask from a movie like this. It's a rare drinking comedy that doesn't require you to be drunk to enjoy it. EDIT
Posted Aug 23, 2013
1.5/4 Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Phil Villarreal The sequel just brings back the survivors and has them look around with palms raised going 'now what?' EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2013
3/4 Planes (2013) Phil Villarreal There is much to hate about this movie. Far more than there is to love, in fact. But I appreciate the dangerous turn so much that the glee overtook the Dane Cook-baked misery. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2013
2/4 2 Guns (2013) Phil Villarreal The movie has 2 Guns, all right, but nowhere to point them. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2013
2/4 The Wolverine (2013) Phil Villarreal By the end of the movie, Wolverine sort of manages to convince you everything would be better if he found a way to go off and die like he wants to. EDIT
Posted Jul 26, 2013
3.5/4 Pacific Rim (2013) Phil Villarreal Hopefully come Oscar time, the Kaiju are recognized for their outstanding performances in this high-class art film. EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2013
1.5/4 The Lone Ranger (2013) Phil Villarreal I'm all for senseless violence in movies, but there is so much death and destruction going on here, you start to wish something nice would happen for once. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2013