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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
Hitch (2005)
2
3/4
3
2/4
4
1.5/4
The Reaping (2007)
5
4/4
6
3.5/4
7
3/4
8
3.5/4
9
2/4
10
2.5/4
11
1/4
12
4/4
13
2.5/4
Hancock (2008)
Here's a movie filled with bright ideas, crammed uncomfortably into a story burdened by confusing and often contradictory exposition.
Posted Jul 3, 2008
14
4/4
WALL-E (2008)
15
2/4
16
2/4
Leterrier and screenwriter Zak Penn dispense with the angst and focus on the smash. The result is a movie that eschews dialogue (or anything resembling an idea, for that matter) in favor of hyper-violent mayhem and unconvincing CGI.
Posted Jun 13, 2008
17
3/4
McBride sells the character with a straight face at all times, making it that much harder to watch when Simmons settles into full-fledged train-wreck mode.
Posted Jun 7, 2008
18
3.5/4
Rendition (2007)
19
3/4
Awake (2007)
20
3/4
21
3.5/4
22
1.5/4
Jumper (2008)
23
1.5/4
Postal (2007)
24
.5/4
25
3.5/4
26
3/4
27
2/4
28
3/4
29
4/4
Iron Man (2008)
While Iron Man has never ranked among the most iconic of American superheroes, Downey's brilliantly nuanced performance as a hedonist in the grip of a midlife crisis might change that.
Posted May 2, 2008
30
3/4
Whether 'Guantanamo Bay' could have succeeded in spawning a franchise on its own is questionable, but it hits more often than it misses.
Posted Apr 26, 2008
31
3/4
'Forgetting Sarah Marshall' is needlessly long, but it is very funny, even when the humor is cringe-inducing.
Posted Apr 22, 2008
32
2/4
The Ten (2007)
Rudd, whose wry deadpan proved indispensable in Judd Apatow comedies like 'The 40 Year-Old Virgin' and 'Knocked Up,' is used here mostly as a straight man, the host in charge of introducing stories that drift along without any real destination.
Posted Apr 22, 2008
33
2/4
Hitman (2007)
34
3/4
35
3/4
I Am Legend (2007)
The monsters are routine CGI creations, crudely animated and unconvincing. In a film of such visual majesty and surprisingly weighty drama, they present an unfortunate and needless distraction.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
36
4/4
It twists and turns without losing its footing, and its hero, an international man of mystery even to himself, is always ahead of the game, daring his would-be assailants - and the audience - to guess his next move. The trick is to try and keep up.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
37
3/4
Rocky Balboa (2006)
38
3/4
Spider-Man 3 (2007)
An everything-plus-the-kitchen-sink production that thrives on its boundless energy and the sheer audacity of its vision.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
39
2.5/4
'The Bucket List' begins with a bleak, unsparing glimpse into the unraveling lives of two terminal-cancer patients and ends in unblushing sentimentality.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
40
3/4
It is neither as funny nor as wickedly subversive as 'Shaun of the Dead,' but it respects its characters enough to make them thoughtful and surprisingly complex, unlike the sitcom stereotypes inhabiting lesser romantic comedies.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
41
2.5/4
Though the devious wit of the original remains, it is obscured by too many classic-rock interludes (courtesy of Led Zeppelin, Heart and Paul McCartney) and nudging pop-culture references that seem by now just part of the formula.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
42
1.5/4
Sunshine (2007)
The closer he gets to the sun, the more Boyle loses his nerve, reducing a tense, unpredictable thriller to a needlessly bloody, pseudo-spiritual mess.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
43
3/4
'The Simpsons Movie' only sporadically harnesses the boundless creative energy and satirical edge that earned Groening's series its reputation as one of the most sophisticated comedies in TV history. For fans, however, it is a gift long overdue.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
44
3.5/4
Gordon invites us to snicker at his cast of hardcore gamers, for whom 'Donkey Kong' tournaments are as vital as Super Bowls and as divisive as the war on abortion. But once embedded in their strange world, he finds a compelling story to tell.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
45
2.5/4
Superbad (2007)
Raunchy enough, but it lacks some of the subtle wit and verbal sophistication that has always distinguished Apatow's finest comedies.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
46
4/4
3:10 to Yuma (2007)
One of the year's most enjoyable films.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
47
2.5/4
A tale of life needlessly lost by a young man who realizes too late that reckless self-reliance is not necessarily the path to self-awareness. That he fails to realize this sooner is tragic; that the film celebrates the misunderstanding is bewildering.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
48
2.5/4
Blanchett is again director Shekhar Kapur's greatest asset. His weakness is his tendency to fall back on silly, melodramatic contrivance better suited to popcorn fare than to a believable meditation on Elizabethan England.
Posted Apr 10, 2008
49
1.5/4
Saw IV (2007)
Poor Jigsaw. The architect of the most deadly traps ever committed to celluloid has endured inoperable cancer, a debilitating car crash and even the premature death of his son, but nothing as painful or degrading as 'Saw IV.'
Posted Apr 10, 2008
50
3/4
P2 (2007)
It's lurid and overblown, relying on its lionhearted heroine never to play her most obvious escape card, but for those with a taste for such silliness, it makes for a harrowing night at the movies.
Posted Apr 10, 2008