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Movie Mom

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
B
It's a better than average CGI-fest, more often silly than funny. But it makes some good points about courage, self-respect, and the importance of learning about history.
Posted Apr 27, 2007
2
C
Next (2007)
"What about intel?" someone asks. "We don't need it--we have HIM." You don't need to be Cage to forsee we're in for a lot of bang bang and the obligatory shooting of the black secondary character is moments away.
Posted Apr 26, 2007
3
B
The Hoax (2007)
Richard Gere is superb as Irving, capturing the brio and smooth charm but also the barely subliminal anger, neediness, and desperation.
Posted Apr 13, 2007
4
B+
Disturbia (2007)
Crisp performances, a creepy bad guy, absorbing plot twists, capable direction, and a script that has some telling points to make about the way we saturate ourselves with media make this thriller, like Kale's neighbors, very watchable.
Posted Apr 13, 2007
5
D
In the Ashley Judd role we have Halle Berry, whose post-Oscar choices have included the notorious duds Catwoman and Gothika. Whoever told you to make this movie should be...sentenced to have to watch it.
Posted Apr 13, 2007
6
B
Opal Dream (2006)
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Posted Apr 7, 2007
7
B+
Grindhouse (2007)
Their unabashed affection for the grindhouse genre keeps them from becoming arch, po-mo, or self-consciously ironic. This is a tribute, not a parody.
Posted Apr 5, 2007
8
D
The Reaping (2007)
What once held some promise of being a clever film explodes into a mess of trite plot devices and sad attempts to explain the rapidly degenerating vision of the filmmakers, who seem hell-bent (pardon the pun) on imparting some sort of religious lesson.
Posted Apr 5, 2007
9
C
An uncomfortable blending of three different stories that neglects the one thing we want to see -- the relationship between the boy and the dog.
Posted Apr 4, 2007
10
C-
Is it over yet?
Posted Apr 4, 2007
11
B
Will Ferrell seems to be working his way through every sport ever covered on ESPN. With figure skating, he has found a target-rich environment for comedy.
Posted Mar 29, 2007
12
B+
Any movie that has a chorus of frogs singing Big Band music and a healthy respect for failure is worth seeing.
Posted Mar 29, 2007
13
B+
The Lookout (2007)
Gordon-Levitt is the real deal, a fascinating performer who creates the pre-crash Chris so compellingly in a few brief moments that we can miss him -- and glimpse him under the slightly scrambled version he becomes.
Posted Mar 29, 2007
14
B-
Shooter (2007)
He has to walk toward us in slo-mo? And the bad guys have to cackle over their total domination and corruption? And there have to be not one, not two, but three explaining villains?
Posted Mar 22, 2007
15
C
TMNT (2007)
The real power in the TMNT stories is the transformation, but in this movie that's all in the past, and it is difficult to get much satisfaction from the comeback premise or the attempts to create some sibling rivalry. It's more video game than story.
Posted Mar 22, 2007
16
B
The film wisely does not try to wow the CGI-savvy audience with its special effects, keeping them low-key enough to feel enticingly possible.
Posted Mar 22, 2007
17
C
The film ultimately fails to make Nikki an enticing character. She is just a one-dimensional manipulator. This removes the drama, the danger, and the interest from the story.
Posted Mar 15, 2007
18
D
Premonition (2007)
One reality Bullock unfortunately can't change is the ineluctable trudge toward the appallingly boneheaded ending.
Posted Mar 15, 2007
19
A-
The Namesake (2006)
A thoughtful and engrossing study of identity, assimilation, and finding the way home.
Posted Mar 15, 2007
20
B
300 (2007)
The heavily stylized compositions, balletic, blood-gushing violence, and wave after wave of different styles of marauders at times feel more like a video game than a movie.
Posted Mar 8, 2007
21
C
Haven (2006)
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Posted Mar 3, 2007
22
C+
Families who see this film should talk about the importance of trust between parents and children.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
23
D
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Posted Mar 3, 2007
24
C
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Posted Mar 3, 2007
25
C
The disappointment of this movie is not that we don't see enough of Will Ferrell. It's disappointing because what we do see, we've seen before, and better.
Posted Mar 3, 2007
26
C-
Barnyard (2006)
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Posted Mar 3, 2007
27
B+
Zodiac (2007)
Director David Fincher wisely makes this story not about the monster, but about our fascination with monsters.
Posted Mar 1, 2007
28
C-
The music in the film is terrific -- searing, gut-twisting wails of loss and despair...But The portrayal of Rae 's compulsive need for sex and of her always-perfect, always exposed little body is exploitive, more trashy than steamy.
Posted Mar 1, 2007
29
C+
Most of the humor is just casual references to outrageous behavior, awkward sexual feelings among the cast, preening self-regard, utter cluelessness, and insecure anxiety of its characters, and slapstick.
Posted Feb 24, 2007
30
C
There are 23 things wrong with this movie. Or maybe there are 24. Or 165. To be honest, I lost count.
Posted Feb 23, 2007
31
B+
Each shot is lovingly framed to show the golden light playing over the pastoral landscapes, set in a small town that makes Mayberry seem unfriendly and featuring a family so unconditionally loving and devoted that we seem to have come upon them mid-Hallma
Posted Feb 23, 2007
32
B+
Breach (2007)
Cooper is superb, hard as granite, dense as an imploding black hole.
Posted Feb 19, 2007
33
C
Ghost Rider (2007)
If Ghost Rider wanted to fetch something of value, he should have been out there looking for a better script.
Posted Feb 18, 2007
34
B+
Terabithia itself, only imagined on the page, is brought to life with imagination and heart. We only get glimpses, but they are tantalizing and witty, with glimmers that show us how even the most fantastical creations are grounded in our own thoughts and
Posted Feb 16, 2007
35
B+
Comedy that is actually funny plus romance that is actually sweet equals a sunny little valentine to brighten the winter doldrums.
Posted Feb 13, 2007
36
B-
As we get a chance to see him as a child and a young man, our curiosity may be satisfied, but the additional detail that humanizes him makes him far less interesting.
Posted Feb 8, 2007
37
D
Norbit (2007)
Eddie Murphy has taken his love for playing multiple roles, Jerry Lewis, crude humor, himself, and -- to be charitable -- his deeply conflicted feelings about women, and made a movie that is disgusting, unfunny, dull, and an appalling waste of talent.
Posted Feb 8, 2007
38
C-
This wolf story is toothless.
Posted Jan 26, 2007
39
C
Smokin' Aces (2007)
A flashy, nasty, hyper-violent story.
Posted Jan 25, 2007
40
C
Reportedly cut down from an unwieldy running time, it feels like a jigsaw puzzle with a few pieces missing that forms a picture that wasn't worth waiting for.
Posted Jan 25, 2007
41
A
The Queen (2006)
Like Blair, we are moved from skepticism to sympathy and ultimately to respect by the stunning performances and the perceptive screenplay.
Posted Jan 17, 2007
42
C
The underground adventures are an unfortunate mixture of po-mo snark and potty humor (some just plain pot humor as well).
Posted Jan 11, 2007
43
B+
Miss Potter (2007)
Audiences who come with a little patience and an open heart will find themselves moved by seeing Beatrix discover her strength and embrace the world.
Posted Jan 11, 2007
44
C
Alpha Dog (2007)
The characters are all flash and emptiness, but so is the story.
Posted Jan 11, 2007
45
B-
There is one great scene as Miep Gies, the woman who hid the Frank family, comes to the classroom to tell them that they are the real heroes. But Swank makes Gruwell too saintly and the students too generic for us to feel any real connection.
Posted Jan 5, 2007
46
B-
47
C
Cedric might just want to clean this one right off his resume.
Posted Jan 4, 2007
48
B+
An incisive script by Patrick Marber (Closer), based on the novel by Zoe Heller and brilliantly ruthless performances by Dench, Blanchett, and Bill Nighy as Sheba's husband make this an intense psychological drama with the urgency of last night's news.
Posted Dec 27, 2006
49
B+
This is a heart-thumping thriller with two of the most exciting chase scenes since The Matrix Reloaded. But it is also a thoughtful, provocative, and complex film, each shot packed with details, each scene packed with ideas.
Posted Dec 27, 2006
50
A-
Dreamgirls (2006)
If my movie reviews had headlines, this one's would be: "A Star is Born." More like a Supernova.
Posted Dec 21, 2006