...like a video copy of The Ring which has so degraded that all the good bits are no longer visible.
Posted Mar 21, 2008
Drillbit Taylor is pretty good in almost every aspect other than its lead performance.
Posted Mar 20, 2008
There's nothing that I dislike about FLASH POINT, but I do wish it could be even more than it is
Posted Mar 14, 2008
...the Yagahl speak English with an inflection that ranges from fake-African to fake-Russian, sometimes within the same sentence.
Posted Mar 7, 2008
...an enjoyable piece of fluff, ably anchored by Ricci in a full 180 from the confident freak that was Wednesday Addams back in the day. Insecure people are going to love this movie
Posted Feb 29, 2008
Carner directs so poorly that even set-pieces which ought to be interesting -- a Keystone Kops bit staged on a pig farm here, an oh-so-careful fight in an antique room there -- are rendered amateurishly.
Posted Feb 22, 2008
SPIDERWICK's great charm is that it feels exactly like the kind of adventure story you might have imagined at the bottom of the garden one day during childhood.
Posted Feb 14, 2008
Despite the apparent ugliness and sloppiness of the piece, there's a real gem of inspiration at the core, and the character of Vincent is wonderful.
Posted Feb 1, 2008
...it doesn't suck. It's far from brilliant, but as weekend multiplex popcorn fare, it mostly gets the job done.
Posted Feb 1, 2008
Perhaps the most oft-quoted line from 300 is "Tonight, we dine in hell!" Chowing down on a box of Butterfinger Minis during a screening of Meet the Spartans, you will truly understand what that line means.
Posted Jan 25, 2008
It's mediocre, but it's not obnoxiously so. I had an okay time. But I had also had five beers.
Posted Jan 18, 2008
For about three quarters of its running time, I was thinking this could be one of the very best movies of the year.
Posted Dec 14, 2007
I feel about it roughly the same way I did about the book -- hard to get into until the armored bears show up, and then pretty awesome as long as the bears hang around.
Posted Dec 3, 2007
The name of the movie is one of those insufferable cutesy puns...but don't let that deter you from a film that achieves the rare balance of being both hilarious and tragic.
Posted Nov 30, 2007