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Movie Mom

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
C
I think I recall a few of the jokes from the Ford administration. Which makes sense because as irreverent and subversive as it wants to be, it is just bland.
Posted Oct 12, 2006
2
A-
The Departed (2006)
Brilliantly acted, enthrallingly told, this vast, operatic saga centers on two men caught between the fear of having their true selves revealed and the fear of hiding themselves so completely they can never come back.
Posted Oct 8, 2006
3
B+
Open Season (2006)
One of the great pleasures of this movie is the way it takes the physical properties of the real world as a starting point for a wildly, hilarious and fantastically silly extravaganza.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
4
C
Better at set-up than delivery, this is an underwritten movie with a lot of lags between laughs.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
5
B-
The Guardian (2006)
For every grizzled veteran, there has to be a cocky hotshot, and this movie's is high school swim champion Jake Fischer (Ashton Kutcher).
Posted Sep 28, 2006
6
F
The Jackass crew uses their stunts to test their immunity -- to skull fractures, to deadly infections, to permanent damage, and, most importantly, to growing up.
Posted Sep 22, 2006
7
C+
Flyboys (2006)
Has this script been in a drawer somewhere since 1942?
Posted Sep 21, 2006
8
B-
The middle section sags as Huo takes on a bigger entourage than MC Hammer and then goes off and learns about the Meaning of Life from Simple Country Folk.
Posted Sep 21, 2006
9
B-
Penn is convincing as a man of complicated fury whose sense of thwarted entitlement on behalf of his community metastasizes through his administration.
Posted Sep 21, 2006
10
B-
Braff creates a likeable character who makes some unlikeable choices. But none of the ultimate resolutions feel as satsifying as they are intended to, and Kim is as imaginary as the Bo Derek character in the similarly-themed "10."
Posted Sep 14, 2006
11
B-
It's about as subtle as a tackle by a 300-pound tight end, but is is a pleasantly heartwarming journey.
Posted Sep 14, 2006
12
B-
The indomitable spirit of Christopher Reeve shines through this little story.
Posted Sep 14, 2006
13
C
De Plama losses control of the tone as the story and its characters spin wildly over the top.
Posted Sep 14, 2006
14
B-
The brief scene with Affleck as Reeves as Superman as Kent is so true to the original that viewers old enough to remember watching it in its original broadcast will expect it to be followed by commercials for Maypo and Pepsodent.
Posted Sep 7, 2006
15
C
The premise is both absurd and intricate.
Posted Sep 7, 2006
16
B-
Crank (2006)
But as the body count mounts up, the story runs out of ideas, and it goes from crank to crummy.
Posted Sep 3, 2006
17
B+
Heart-stoppingly tender and outrageously hilarious.
Posted Sep 2, 2006
18
D
The gimmicky horror-flick conventions ultimately drag the film to a screeching halt.
Posted Sep 1, 2006
19
C
Crossover (2006)
It shoots. And it shoots and shoots and shoots, but it never scores.
Posted Aug 31, 2006
20
C
Beerfest (2006)
The boys of Broken Lizard have no shame. That's what their fans like about them.
Posted Aug 24, 2006
21
B-
Invincible (2006)
Wahlberg brings sincerity and an easy athleticism to the role of Papale, and Elizabeth Banks has a lovely centered quality and genuine sparkle as his love interest.
Posted Aug 24, 2006
22
B
Idlewild (2006)
The evident affection for this romanticized vision of the era saturates the film like the warm sepia tones of its palette.
Posted Aug 24, 2006
23
B+
This is a delightfully snips and snails and puppy-dog tails-style movie, based on the book that has happily grossed out kids since 1973.
Posted Aug 24, 2006
24
D
There's a happily ever after ending complete with cute new boyfriends. But on the way there, the movie has a surprising number of inapprpriate and ugly choices considering the target audience and the PG rating.
Posted Aug 19, 2006
25
B
I imagine the four screenwriters divided it up: "I'll make a list of places on the plane the snakes will be found, you do body parts they can bite, you do items on a plane that can be used as weapons, and you do things that can go wrong.
Posted Aug 18, 2006
26
B-
Accepted (2006)
This movie doesn't have the intellectual heft to write its name correctly to get 200 points on its SATs, but the unpretentious good humor of its cast, brisk running time, a couple of funny lines, and the wish fulfillment fantasy give it some genial appeal
Posted Aug 18, 2006
27
B
Step Up (2006)
a hip-hop version of High School Musical, some juvenile delinquency and a drive-by shooting added in to provide some street cred, but still a Disney-fied world where kisses are important and happy endings are guaranteed.
Posted Aug 10, 2006
28
B-
There is one scene of true brilliance and shattering impact as a mother waiting for news of her son (Viola Davis) recalls that the last time she saw him she scolded him for missing dinner.
Posted Aug 10, 2006
29
B+
This Aesop-like fable is brought to life with cheery good humor -- and some potty jokes -- both of which will be a hit with school-age kids. And there are some nice lessons about teamwork and empathy to keep the adults happy.
Posted Jul 27, 2006
30
C
Miami Vice (2006)
There could be quite an active drinking game if viewers took a shot every time someone in the movie says something like, "Here's how it's going to be" or "Here's how it's going to happen."
Posted Jul 27, 2006
31
C
Scoop (2006)
Like the character he plays, Allen's shtick has worn out its welcome.
Posted Jul 27, 2006
32
B-
A movie with characters you like being allowed to like (despite their imperfections).
Posted Jul 21, 2006
33
C
Stunningly self-indulgent claptrap
Posted Jul 21, 2006
34
B+
This follows in the grand tradition of adventure stories with middle-school-aged heroes (and heroines), the big, scary world of the story standing in as a metaphor for the big, scary world of adolescence and adulthood.
Posted Jul 21, 2006
35
C-
Little Man (2006)
Little man, little effort, little result.
Posted Jul 13, 2006
36
C
Remember the classic comedy The Odd Couple? This is sort of the same movie, only it's the odd triple and it isn't funny.
Posted Jul 13, 2006
37
A-
A perfect popcorn pleasure, one of the most sensationally entertaining movies of the year.
Posted Jul 6, 2006
38
B+
Streep creates panic with gestures measured in millimeters -- a lifted eyebrow, a pursed lip, just removing her sunglasses or tilting her head with the white meringue of a hairstyle that wouldn't dare get mussed. She is terrifying, mesmerizing, hilarious,
Posted Jun 29, 2006
39
B+
Director Bryan Singer nimbly navigates the tricky balance between the old-school purists and 21st century sensibility, with existential questions: does the world need Superman? Does he need us?
Posted Jun 27, 2006
40
B-
Click (2006)
There were times when I wanted a universal remote to fast-forward through repeated jokes about a dog having sex with a stuffed animal or children using four-letter words.
Posted Jun 22, 2006
41
B-
Waist Deep (2006)
It plays like an urban western: a strong, quiet loner takes on a corrupt man who runs the town with the help of a girl gone wrong with a heart of gold.
Posted Jun 22, 2006
42
B
Don't try to think it through too thoroughly. Just go with it. The tenderness of the story just might make it worthwhile.
Posted Jun 19, 2006
43
C-
Nacho Libre (2006)
Black does everything humanly possibly to try to make this movie work, even spending a good deal of time wearing silly blue tights and getting beat up many, many, many, many times but the script pile-drives him into the mat.
Posted Jun 15, 2006
44
C-
This is lowest common denominator movie-making. It's all obvious and synthetic, derivative to the point of plagiarism.
Posted Jun 15, 2006
45
B+
Keillor may be the only one in history to keep happy both the sentimentalists who love Kinkade and the cynics who love po-mo happy, each thinking they're the only ones who really get him.
Posted Jun 9, 2006
46
B+
Cars (2006)
As far as the script goes, "Cars" is a little bit pedestrian.
Posted Jun 8, 2006
47
C
The Omen (2006)
This child's supposedly feral stares just seem petulant.
Posted Jun 5, 2006
48
D
The Break-Up (2006)
The whole movie is a game of one-upsmanship, as each one tries to make the other more miserable. It gets increasingly ugly and painful. Then it ends.
Posted Jun 3, 2006
49
B+
A story that is as absorbing as the special effects and stunts.
Posted May 25, 2006
50
A-
Gore's somewhat stiff but clearly deeply felt delivery turns out to be just right for this material. Anything else would sound shrill and shriek-y.
Posted May 25, 2006