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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
5/5
Nick Park is a genius. Enough said.
Posted Aug 20, 2004
2
Open Water (2004)
Think hand-held cameras in the open sea, shaky and buoyed by the waves, shot on digital video (but not the good, hi-definition kind).
Posted Aug 20, 2004
3
4/5
Colors (1988)
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Posted Aug 18, 2004
4
Are you the sort of person who watches WWE Smackdown for the intricate story lines? You know what to expect.
Posted Aug 18, 2004
5
5/5
The 39 Steps (1935)
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Posted Aug 13, 2004
6
3/5
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Posted Aug 13, 2004
7
The Village (2004)
[Shyamalan's] most meditative and lovingly rendered offering thus far, if also his least fun.
Posted Aug 3, 2004
8
2/5
Annoying director, pointless project.
Posted Aug 3, 2004
9
Significantly smarter than any Tom Hanks pabulum we're force-fed every couple of years.
Posted Aug 3, 2004
10
4/5
Runaway (1984)
Fun sci-fi romp, with an absolutely classic turn by Gene Simmons as the villain. Coulda done without the extended make-out scene over the end credits.
Posted Jul 31, 2004
11
2/5
Mary Reilly (1996)
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Posted Jul 29, 2004
12
2/5
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Posted Jul 29, 2004
13
3/5
Bugsy (1991)
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Posted Jul 29, 2004
14
5/5
Dick Tracy (1990)
A ground-breaking and striking comic-based movie, though the villains are too easily vanquished
Posted Jul 27, 2004
15
2/5
Slacker (1991)
Interesting for about 45 minutes, and increasingly tiresome thereafter.
Posted Jul 27, 2004
16
4/5
R. Lee Ermey so owns the screen that the movie loses a fair bit of energy once he's gone.
Posted Jul 27, 2004
17
3/5
Falling Down (1993)
It's half a really good movie, and half a mediocre one with a good actor.
Posted Jul 27, 2004
18
[D]irector Michael Mayer (also in his feature film debut) smartly minimizes explanations and lets the actors do the work of conveying.
Posted Jul 27, 2004
19
Much like Spider-Man 2, this action sequel...essentially delivers more of exactly what you'd expect, along with a blatant hook for the inevitable part three.
Posted Jul 27, 2004
20
4/5
Hey, Pabst! Blue ribbon!
Posted Jul 21, 2004
21
3/5
Warm-hearted and revealing.
Posted Jul 21, 2004
22
5/5
Sweet, and almost as much fun as Fierce Creatures.
Posted Jul 21, 2004
23
Catwoman (2004)
A feline rehash of the Spider-Man origin story, with a whole lot more rump-shaking. (Tomato squeaks by as edible.)
Posted Jul 21, 2004
24
Say hello to a pop cinema masterpiece.
Posted Jul 21, 2004
25
5/5
Ratcatcher (1999)
Writer-director Ramsay has a deft touch throughout: Her actors all seem natural, and her occasional touches of magic realism...help to soften the blows of squalor.
Posted Jul 21, 2004
26
I, Robot (2004)
It has a slow buildup, but its final third manages to generate some eye-popping thrills without the usual obligatory dismissal of all narrative in the face of explosions.
Posted Jul 15, 2004
27
If you let them, studio executives will take endless advantage of the fact that many kids have no discernment whatsoever, as will Hilary's producer-mother.
Posted Jul 15, 2004
28
A slow slog, with a lot less down-and-dirty character than most songs by Warren Zevon, from whom it filches its ill-fitting title.
Posted Jul 7, 2004
29
King Arthur (2004)
King Artless.
Posted Jul 7, 2004
30
3/5
2010 (1984)
Sahmthing...WAHNderful! Well, almost, anyway. Piece of pie.
Posted Jul 1, 2004
31
6/10
We get completely self-absorbed discussions from a couple of frickin' actors.
Posted Jul 1, 2004
32
2/5
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Posted Jul 1, 2004
33
2/5
Golden Gate (1994)
Quote not available.
Posted Jul 1, 2004
34
The Clearing (2004)
...the makers of The Clearing could apparently not care less about capturing the youth market, so they've actually gone with veteran actors who know their stuff
Posted Jun 29, 2004
35
America's Heart & Soul could just as easily be called Stock Footage: The Movie.
Posted Jun 29, 2004
36
3/5
Its best moments make up for its more mediocre ones.
Posted Jun 29, 2004
37
3/5
Cheap and unpleasant, yet compelling
Posted Jun 29, 2004
38
5/5
King Kong (1933)
Though the story's logic is ludicrous if one ever stops to think about it, the movie creates a reality all its own.
Posted Jun 29, 2004
39
3/5
Somewhat less successful than the original, not just because it necessarily must lean heavily on clips from the first movie
Posted Jun 29, 2004
40
4/5
Maintains an effective balance between the kiddie toon and the more subtle comics it was based on. Koteas is miscast, though.
Posted Jun 29, 2004
41
3/5
Henry Fool (1998)
Has some good acting and ideas, but Hartley doesn't seem to know how to end the thing.
Posted Jun 29, 2004
42
2/5
Generally fairly tedious and predictable, without being especially believable.
Posted Jun 29, 2004
43
5/5
Rashômon (1951)
A classic head-game of perception versus reality.
Posted Jun 24, 2004
44
A strong toxin requires a strong antidote. Certain to have some impact on the upcoming election.
Posted Jun 24, 2004
45
5/5
Jim Varney at the peak of his comedic powers, playing two instantly distinctive roles. If you only ever see one Ernest movie, make it this one.
Posted Jun 24, 2004
46
1/5
Leonetti is a great cinematographer, but as director, well...
Posted Jun 24, 2004
47
The Notebook (2004)
if you're the sort who enjoys shedding [tears] in darkened theaters, your must-see summer movie has arrived.
Posted Jun 24, 2004
48
3/5
Sorry, but it really isn't that scary in this day and age.
Posted Jun 24, 2004
49
4/5
True Lies (1994)
Could stand to have about 30 minutes excised -- but the final one-liner is classic.
Posted Jun 24, 2004
50
2/5
It's a good thing people finally recognized Selma Blair's talent so she could stop making movies like this.
Posted Jun 24, 2004