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Movie Mom

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
B-
Eragon (2006)
The strength comes from the 15-year-old author's conviction and enthusiasm for the story but the weakeness comes from its key elements being renamed rather then re-imagined.
Posted Dec 15, 2006
2
C+
3
B
A stirring and powerful story.
Posted Dec 7, 2006
4
B+
The Holiday (2006)
It's hard to say whether the movie is being meta in its movie references or just unimaginative and derivative. Probably a little bit of both.
Posted Dec 7, 2006
5
D
more sick than scary, more revolting than revealing, more twisted than tantalizing.
Posted Nov 30, 2006
6
B
Newcomer Oliver Isaac effectively conveys tenderness, doubt, courage, and transcendence as Joseph.
Posted Nov 30, 2006
7
D
Another year, another cheesy, hypocritical movie about how the true meaning of Christmas gets lost in the madness of Christmas. Except that this movie is, in itself, Exhibit A in the Christmas Madness category.
Posted Nov 21, 2006
8
B+
Déjà Vu (2006)
A heart-pounding thriller with a time-travel twist, "Deja Vu" will not leave you thinking you've seen it all before.
Posted Nov 21, 2006
9
C
A script as saggy as the duo's bare tushes.
Posted Nov 21, 2006
10
A-
Happy Feet (2006)
It's official. The cutest thing on the planet is penguins singing "Boogie Wonderland."
Posted Nov 16, 2006
11
B
They got a lot right with this new rebooted Bond, but -- let me get this straight -- when Bond and the Bad Guy have their big confrontation, it's...a poker game?
Posted Nov 16, 2006
12
B+
Babel (2006)
The film's sympathy for all of its characters is in itself the answer, or at least the beginning of one, to the questions it raises.
Posted Nov 9, 2006
13
B-
A Good Year (2006)
Plonk is a Britishism for cheap, low-quality wine -- not undrinkable, by any means, just nothing special. As much could be said for this film, lightly based on the helium-weight plonk of a best-seller by Peter Mayle.
Posted Nov 9, 2006
14
C
Harsh Times (2006)
If you took out every swear word and all of the "homeys" and "dawgs," the rest of the dialogue would fit on a page or two.
Posted Nov 9, 2006
15
B+
the star, fittingly, for this meditation on the power of stories, is the script -- exceptionally clever, knowledgeable about literature and narrative structure, filled with sly humor but also as warmly delectable as one of Pascal's cookies.
Posted Nov 9, 2006
16
C-
17
A-
Flushed Away (2006)
It has Aardman's trademark intricacy of design, thrilling, hair's-breadth-timing of action sequences, mastery of physical properties and spaces, delightful characters, fresh and funny moments and adorable singing slugs.
Posted Nov 3, 2006
18
B+
The most extensive and subversive practical joke ever played by a Hollywood studio. America's been punk'd.
Posted Nov 3, 2006
19
B
Brilliant performances are not enough to make up for a story that is no deeper than the perky 70's hits on the soundtrack. The actors fill the characters with life and conflict. But they can't fill the movie, which feels hollow.
Posted Oct 27, 2006
20
B+
Catch a Fire (2006)
A sizzling performance by Derek Luke ignites this story about Patrick Chamusso, a South African oil refinery worker who became caught up in the fight against apartheid.
Posted Oct 26, 2006
21
B+
Flicka (2006)
"No one's riding that loco thing!" Well, of course as soon as we hear that line we know someone's going to have to ride it.
Posted Oct 19, 2006
22
B
A sort of John Hughes movie, "The Breakfast Club Part 2: A Semester at Versailles."
Posted Oct 19, 2006
23
B+
The Prestige (2006)
The plot is, likes its characters, a master of misdirection
Posted Oct 19, 2006
24
B+
Sincere, competent, and respectful.
Posted Oct 19, 2006
25
C
The Grudge 2 (2006)
The horrific child with huge eyes and the pale waif with a curtain of black hair continue to torment the innocent by appearing unpleasantly under desks and in reflections.
Posted Oct 13, 2006
26
C
There's a lot of chasing around and some cool stunts, but it has a flat, draggy feel to it, some creepy moments of oddly insensitive interactions, and no sense of genuine enthusiasm or adventure.
Posted Oct 12, 2006
27
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
28
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
29
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
30
C
Better at set-up than delivery, this is an underwritten movie with a lot of lags between laughs.
Posted Sep 28, 2006
31
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
32
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
33
C+
Flyboys (2006)
Has this script been in a drawer somewhere since 1942?
Posted Sep 21, 2006
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
B-
The indomitable spirit of Christopher Reeve shines through this little story.
Posted Sep 14, 2006
39
C
De Plama losses control of the tone as the story and its characters spin wildly over the top.
Posted Sep 14, 2006
40
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
41
C
The premise is both absurd and intricate.
Posted Sep 7, 2006
42
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
43
B+
Heart-stoppingly tender and outrageously hilarious.
Posted Sep 2, 2006
44
D
The gimmicky horror-flick conventions ultimately drag the film to a screeching halt.
Posted Sep 1, 2006
45
C
Crossover (2006)
It shoots. And it shoots and shoots and shoots, but it never scores.
Posted Aug 31, 2006
46
C
Beerfest (2006)
The boys of Broken Lizard have no shame. That's what their fans like about them.
Posted Aug 24, 2006
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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