NECN

NECN is not a Tomatometer-approved publication. Reviews from this publication only count toward the Tomatometer when written by the following Tomatometer-approved critic(s): Erick Weber
Rating Title/Year Author
D- Carrie (2013) Erick Weber Schlockier than a Rolox watch, this Carrie will have panphobes howling with laughter. EDIT
Posted Oct 18, 2013
A- Don Jon (2013) Erick Weber Gordon-Levitt's cracking directorial debut depicts porn/sex addiction infinitely more realistically -- and rollickingly -- than 2011's absurdly-overrated snoozefest Shame. EDIT
Posted Sep 27, 2013
D- Kick-Ass 2 (2013) Erick Weber Bravo Jim Carrey, bravo. Refusing to promote your work in Kick-Ass 2 is the wisest career move you've ever made. EDIT
Posted Aug 16, 2013
C+ Elysium (2013) Erick Weber What form of British-ish accent is Foster attempting exactly? A Razzie-worthy performance. EDIT
Posted Aug 12, 2013
B+ The Conjuring (2013) Erick Weber Thank God I live in newish construction. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2013
C+ Despicable Me 2 (2013) Erick Weber The Minions' decision to go solo next year is the smartest move since The Simpsons severed their relationship with Tracey Ullman. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2013
C- The Bling Ring (2013) Erick Weber A stick-thin expose of a gaggle of brats obsessed with snatching Prada purses and Alexander McQueen shoes from celebs' high-up-in-the-hills chateaus. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2013
C- World War Z (2013) Erick Weber We've seen it all before and seen it done far, far better. E.g., 28 Weeks Later, the Holy Grail of the zombie-contagion genre. EDIT
Posted Jun 20, 2013
B The East (2013) Erick Weber Marling and Batmanglij pull punches as things come to a close, opting for a more pacifist resolution than their fictional insurrectionist group would certainly espouse. EDIT
Posted Jun 14, 2013
B The Internship (2013) Erick Weber Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson's cinematic reunion renders the Google-glorifying, Revenge of the Nerds ripoff irresistibly likable -- make that +1-able. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2013
A- Epic (2013) Erick Weber Though Epic walks a woefully-worn, save-the-planet path, it manages to feel fresh, even when drawing inspiration directly from Alice in Wonderland, Avatar and The Lord of the Rings. EDIT
Posted May 21, 2013
B- The Iceman (2012) Erick Weber Getting to see Shannon boogie to Blondie is enough to warrant a stay of execution. EDIT
Posted May 17, 2013
A- The Great Gatsby (2013) Erick Weber A visually-stunning, theatrically-showy spectacle that's as lavishly grandiose as one of Gatsby's grotesquely over-the-top shindigs. EDIT
Posted May 10, 2013
F To the Wonder (2012) Erick Weber Malick's profound message permeating throughout: Living in Oklahoma blows. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2013
B+ Trance (2013) Erick Weber The film's sensory experience is too alluring to resist, Boyle salvaging his unduly swirly story with a slathering of his shimmering, sumptuous aesthetics. EDIT
Posted Apr 9, 2013
B G.I. Joe: Retaliation (2013) Erick Weber Administers exhilaration without a Michael Bay level of enervation. EDIT
Posted Mar 29, 2013
B- The Sapphires (2012) Erick Weber The most affable, innocuous outing ever set in a war zone. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2013
A The Croods (2013) Erick Weber The Croods is the most entertaining film of the year thus far -- a Neolithic knockout. EDIT
Posted Mar 21, 2013
D Admission (2013) Erick Weber Admission doesn't just misfire, it flatlines. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2013
B West of Memphis (2012) Erick Weber I would have preferred Jackson's clinically-presented project display a bit more reverence for the three young lives that were brutally taken some twenty years ago. EDIT
Posted Mar 18, 2013
D- The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013) Erick Weber If The Incredible Burt Wonderstone were a real Vegas show, its rightful home would be amongst the rubble of an imploded casino. EDIT
Posted Mar 13, 2013
C- Oz the Great and Powerful (2013) Erick Weber The film's CGI'd talking monkey is more alive than Franco. And it totally looks fake. EDIT
Posted Mar 7, 2013
C Stoker (2013) Erick Weber Dripping with mood but deprived of dynamics, Stoker fails as an overall film yet wonders with the wizardry of the man behind the cam. EDIT
Posted Mar 1, 2013
B- Escape From Planet Earth (2013) Erick Weber A surprisingly well-produced effort that fills the recent vacuum of family films without totally sucking. EDIT
Posted Feb 18, 2013
B- A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) Erick Weber A bombastic onslaught of smashed-up machinery and king-sized explosions that adequately sates your neanderthalic needs. EDIT
Posted Feb 14, 2013
C- Beautiful Creatures (2013) Erick Weber A supernatural spell of boringness smothers it all. EDIT
Posted Feb 12, 2013
C- Side Effects (2013) Erick Weber Its big twist is telegraphed so soon after its start, there's zero shock value and zero suspense as the film plods towards its pathetically pat ending. EDIT
Posted Feb 6, 2013
A- Warm Bodies (2013) Erick Weber It's hard to beat a brain-eating scene with John Waits' "Missing You" blaring in the background, the '80s ode to the forlorn has never sounded so grotesquely poignant. EDIT
Posted Jan 22, 2013
D Broken City (2013) Erick Weber A tedious, needlessly-convoluted clunker. EDIT
Posted Jan 18, 2013
B Amour (2012) Erick Weber Haneke addresses the ravaging effects of aging in a starkly intimate way but Amour oddly lacks affectivity. Something that should be overflowing with emotion is strangely as sterile as Georges and Anne's Parisian apartment. EDIT
Posted Jan 16, 2013
B+ Gangster Squad (2013) Erick Weber It's the premium cast that redeems the project. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2013
A- Zero Dark Thirty (2012) Erick Weber While it's executed with the same level of meticulous precision as the raid itself, you can't help but wonder if Bigelow could have compressed things just a bit. EDIT
Posted Jan 11, 2013
C+ The Impossible (2012) Erick Weber The Impossible is immersive only when it's fully immersed. EDIT
Posted Jan 3, 2013
A Les Misérables (2012) Erick Weber This is filmmaking of the most opulent order -- par excellence. EDIT
Posted Dec 25, 2012
C- This Is 40 (2012) Erick Weber Teetering between tepidly humorous and totally unfunny, Judd Apatow's crazy long crudefest plays like bits and pieces of a stand-up routine that would get a comedian booed off the stage. EDIT
Posted Dec 19, 2012
B+ The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012) Erick Weber Packed with crescendos and crap-outs, Peter Jackson's mega-bloated beginning to Bilbo Baggins' pilgrimage across Middle-earth to Lonely Mountain both awes and bores. EDIT
Posted Dec 12, 2012
C Killing Them Softly (2012) Erick Weber Everything about the loaded-with-lowlives crime flick is elongated, extended to the very precipice of its expiration date. EDIT
Posted Nov 29, 2012
B- Hitchcock (2012) Erick Weber Mirren's "I am woman, hear me roar" nuclear weapon-level unloading on her hubby is a contender for the strongest acting moment this year - time stops, jaws drop when she unleashes it. EDIT
Posted Nov 28, 2012
B+ Life of Pi (2012) Erick Weber Serving up 2012's single most awe-inspiring stanza of cinema, Ang Lee's Life of Pi is a thing of beauty - a gorgeously presented piece of art. EDIT
Posted Nov 22, 2012
B- Red Dawn (2012) Erick Weber Shockingly tolerable and surprisingly entertaining. EDIT
Posted Nov 19, 2012
A- Anna Karenina (2012) Erick Weber Breaking down the walls - literally - Wright has served up a silver screen stunner. Cue the standing ovation. EDIT
Posted Nov 15, 2012
A- Lincoln (2012) Erick Weber Day-Lewis doesn't play Abraham Lincoln, he is Abraham Lincoln in a performance that will have you seriously questioning if what you're watching is a documentary shot in the 1860s. EDIT
Posted Nov 9, 2012
A- Skyfall (2012) Erick Weber With the onset of the sublime Skyfall, Daniel Craig officially wrests the title of "Best Bond Ever" from Connery, the British bulldog delivers a brilliant, bulldozing performance in a cinematic spectacular more streamlined than one of his Tom Ford suits. EDIT
Posted Nov 6, 2012
C Flight (2012) Erick Weber The only thing Zemeckis could have done to make Flight more of a chore to sit through beyond its stunning opening sequence, have a kid kick your seat-back for the protracted remainder of the flick. EDIT
Posted Oct 30, 2012
C The Sessions (2012) Erick Weber For the entire endeavor to emotionally register, you must buy into the romance that purportedly blossoms between Hawkes and Hunt. I didn't, not for a second. EDIT
Posted Oct 26, 2012
B+ Smashed (2012) Erick Weber Winstead's performance is sure to be remembered come awards season, it packs more punch than a bottle of Bacardi 151. EDIT
Posted Oct 25, 2012
C- Cloud Atlas (2012) Erick Weber The Wachowskis' monumentally ambitious sci-fi time-hopper demands a superhuman level of dedication and patience but the payoff isn't worth the labor required to endure its nearly three-hour runtime. EDIT
Posted Oct 24, 2012
A- Hugo (2011) Erick Weber A luminous triumph that may just remind you why our hearts leap when the lights go down in a movie theater. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2012
B+ Take Shelter (2011) Erick Weber While Take Shelter isn't by any means perfect - writer/director Jeff Nichols could use a refresher course on editing - it's a powerful film, displaying a devolvement into insanity that ultimately proves to be quite visionary. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2012
C- Margin Call (2011) Erick Weber Margin Call can't beat the street, missing the mark in a major way given the massive expectations. EDIT
Posted Oct 22, 2012