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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
Envy (2004)
At the risk of blatant obviousness: Those who buy a ticket to this film will envy those who did not.
Posted May 6, 2004
2
Man on Fire (2004)
[W]hat may take the jaded viewer aback is the amount of time [Tony Scott] dedicates to character development before heading down the inevitable trail of bloody revenge.
Posted May 6, 2004
3
Gojira (1956)
For today's moviegoing audiences, this may not be your daddy's Godzilla movie, but chances are your granddaddy could teach you a thing or two about the context.
Posted May 6, 2004
4
Van Helsing (2004)
This beast is as subtle as a Red Bull enema, but it succeeds magnificently as compulsively watchable spectacle.
Posted May 5, 2004
5
4/5
Robust and smart, much like its more expansive source material.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
6
0/5
Nuts (1987)
Leslie Nielsen in his panties is more engaging than the entire remainder of this horrid bore.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
7
Mean Girls (2004)
You gotta love a film that poses the vital question: 'Is butter a carb?'
Posted Apr 28, 2004
8
Young Adam (2004)
Those seeking a spiritual counterpart to the yin of Lynne Ramsay's masterfully moody Morvern Callar will find their yang in David Mackenzie's exquisitely sorrowful Young Adam.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
9
1/5
This movie is pretty stupid, really. I only felt for the rabbit.
Posted Apr 28, 2004
10
0/5
Kids (1995)
Boy, that kid Telly sure is fun and representative of the Youth of Today. Not.
Posted Apr 25, 2004
11
3/5
Wings (1927)
Nice. Not thrilling, but nice.
Posted Apr 25, 2004
12
4/5
Scrooge (1970)
Lovely. Even better than the Henry Winkler version.
Posted Apr 25, 2004
13
Amusingly messy. This playful pastiche could also be called Don't Look Now at the Silence of the Sixth Dead Dunwitch Zone, Psycho!
Posted Apr 25, 2004
14
3/5
Literally The Greatest Thing Ronald Reagan Ever Did.
Posted Apr 25, 2004
15
4/5
Beat Girl (1960)
Great fun, brought to my attention by lovely people.
Posted Apr 25, 2004
16
This may sound an eensy bit hyperbolic, but dig: Mayor of the Sunset Strip is the greatest rock and roll movie of all time. Rodney Bingenheimer for president!
Posted Apr 25, 2004
17
Tamala 2010 is easily the most original and best film of the year . . . for its first hour.
Posted Apr 23, 2004
18
4/5
Best enjoyed on DVD, as the alcohol-fueled commentary track might just be the best one ever recorded.
Posted Apr 15, 2004
19
Mormons will undoubtedly find many in-jokes the rest of us will miss, but for those not in the church, it's an interesting look at an unfamiliar lifestyle
Posted Apr 15, 2004
20
4/5
Clueless (1995)
If not classic and generation-defining, then pretty dang close.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
21
5/5
Repo Man (1984)
It's a movie about radioactive aliens in the trunk of a car about to be repossessed. If you got a problem with that, you got a problem with me!
Posted Apr 7, 2004
22
2/5
Dead Again (1991)
Really pretty lame.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
23
3/5
Fever Pitch (1997)
To the credit of Hornby and director David Evans, they hedge on the issue of how unhealthy extreme soccer fandom may or may not be.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
24
2/5
The Ice Rink (2000)
Even members of Bruce Campbell's rabid cult following will probably want to wait for this one as a cheap rental.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
25
3/5
Lean on Me (1989)
Is a baseball bat the best way to organize a school? In the movie, sure. In real life, maybe not.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
26
3/5
I'll never get that "Bear Necessities" song out of my head, ever. I guess that's a testament to the movie.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
27
3/5
Verrrry cheesy, but you probably knew that going in, so what the hey.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
28
2/5
Much has been made of the climactic riot scene, which may have seemed novel when Nathanael West first wrote it back in the '30s, but it's just plain goofy when viewed today
Posted Apr 7, 2004
29
The nudity and profanity may be the reason for the R rating, but [Timothy] Olyphant is what gives the movie a dangerous edge.
Posted Apr 7, 2004
30
The Return (2003)
Russian director Andrey Zvyagintsev makes an accomplished feature debut here, answering the viewer's questions either slowly or not at all
Posted Apr 2, 2004
31
Rent a porno instead; it'll be less exploitative. God help us, two more of these things are planned.
Posted Apr 2, 2004
32
0/5
Junior (1994)
To quote Last Action Hero: "Big mistake!"
Posted Apr 2, 2004
33
Walking Tall (2004)
Granted how much fun the lead performers are to watch, one wishes they were appearing in a more substantial movie.
Posted Apr 2, 2004
34
5/5
Predator (1987)
Who knew this movie would be iconic? Who cares? It rocks!
Posted Mar 26, 2004
35
3/5
Assassins (1995)
Good early script by the Wachowski brothers that falls apart in the finale.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
36
5/5
Scarlet Diva (2000)
Everyone I know who owns a camcorder has made a self-confessional, semi-autobiographical piece of videotaped wankery, but Asia Argento does it better than all of them.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
37
4/5
Christopher Walken is tied to a chair most of the movie, and he's the center of attention. If that's not a selling point, you and I will never agree on anything.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
38
5/5
The Graduate (1967)
Hoffman may be a trifle too old for the role, but the movie's still amazing.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
39
The kids'll love all the monsters, which are grotesque without being nightmare-inducing
Posted Mar 26, 2004
40
5/5
Superman (1978)
If not the best superhero movie ever, it's definitely in the top 3. Reeve will forever be Superman to most of us.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
41
5/5
Hi-larious. Shame about the sequels.
Posted Mar 26, 2004
42
Moral scolds will undoubtedly decry this as just another violent rap movie, but much like that Jesus flick they're all digging, this... shows the harsh consequences of sin
Posted Mar 26, 2004
43
Intermission (2003)
God bless the Irish.
Posted Mar 24, 2004
44
Crimson Gold (2004)
There are a couple of engaging sequences...but indeed the remainder is mostly mediocre, and ultimately forced.
Posted Mar 24, 2004
45
3/5
Caligula (1979)
Kinda dumb and tacky, but at least it's a real movie.
Posted Mar 24, 2004
46
1/5
Assassins (1995)
Has the word "ass" in the title twice; entire plot based on "who is number one," yet entire movie is large number two.
Posted Mar 24, 2004
47
4/5
Quote not available.
Posted Mar 24, 2004
48
Apparently Armageddon resembles the mosh pit at a Korn concert.
Posted Mar 24, 2004
49
It's impossible not to feel involved on a fundamental level.
Posted Mar 18, 2004
50
3/5
As uneven as anthology films often are, but occasionally good, goofy fun.
Posted Mar 17, 2004