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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
Dolphin Tale (2011)
Adorable...
Posted Sep 21, 2011
2
2.5/4
Killer Elite (2011)
A decent yarn, decently told, a tough guy film built around veteran screen tough guys.
Posted Sep 21, 2011
3
1.5/4
Straw Dogs (2011)
4
2/4
The idea that working moms feel the strain of achieving some balance more than working dads is nothing new. And that's true of most everything in the movie. We've been here and done that, repeatedly, over the past 25 years or more.
Posted Sep 14, 2011
5
3/4
Drive (2011)
6
1/4
Inside Out (2011)
Lawyer-turned-screenwriter Dylan Schaffer's script is an unhappy combination of genres, tones, too many dead stretches of people in cars and inept dialogue.
Posted Sep 6, 2011
7
1/4
Director David R. Ellis has delivered a heartless, suspense-free 100 minutes of sharks dining out on kids stuck on an island in a Louisiana lake.
Posted Sep 2, 2011
8
2.5/4
The new version of "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" is entirely too literal, but it still manages to be a literally hair-raising piece of modern-style old school Gothic horror.
Posted Aug 24, 2011
9
1.5/4
Rodriguez only needs the script to take us from one gimmick to the next, and his lack of attention to it shows.
Posted Aug 19, 2011
10
2.5/4
Arabia (2010)
"Arabia" makes a pleasantly watered-down primer on Saudi Arabia, then and now.
Posted Aug 18, 2011
11
2/4
One Day (2011)
It's a frustrating film, never light enough on its feet to be cute, never heartfelt enough to achieve "You had me at 'Hello.'"
Posted Aug 17, 2011
12
3.5/4
The Hedgehog (2011)
The sweet, the comic and the tragic blend together most agreeably in the winsome French romance "The Hedgehog."
Posted Aug 17, 2011
13
1.5/4
It's a slack but competently executed film of a script with butterknife-dull dialogue and actors cast because of their "type."
Posted Aug 11, 2011
14
2.5/4
Haters, head for the door. But Gleeks? Get your "Glee" on.
Posted Aug 10, 2011
15
3/4
Rapaport gets at the dynamics of a group that struggles even now to get along well enough to get paid - again.
Posted Aug 9, 2011
16
Even by the standards of some of the more cultish corners anime, this is a confusing mash-up of story and subtitling.
Posted Aug 7, 2011
17
3/4
Lee Tamahori's film, freely adapted from Yahia's life story, captures the temptations of a life without rules and without limits, and the horrors of the trap a life lived at the whim of a psychopath truly is.
Posted Jul 31, 2011
18
2/4
The Smurfs (2011)
Pop singer Katy Perry's Smurfette faces award questions about being a rare female smurf, and blurts out, "I kissed a Smurf and I liked it."
Posted Jul 28, 2011
19
1.5/4
"Snow Flower and the Secret Fan" aims for the heartstrings and only strikes a few notes.
Posted Jul 27, 2011
20
2.5/4
Submarine (2011)
That rare teen comedy where the kids aren't gorgeous, the hero isn't heroic and the object of desire has a lot of reasons why she isn't necessarily desirable.
Posted Jul 17, 2011
21
2.5/4
Phase 7 (2011)
An entertaining variation on a well-worn theme.
Posted Jul 10, 2011
22
1.5/4
Monte Carlo (2011)
You take movies like this for what they are and for whom they're intended. But this script, this leaden direction ensures that even as the teen wish-fulfillment fantasy, complete with young women playing dress-up, "Monte Carlo" fails.
Posted Jun 30, 2011
23
2.5/4
Larry Crowne (2011)
It's perfectly pleasant big screen comfort food -- meatloaf, potatoes and apple cobbler served as bubbly Tom Petty and ELO tunes waft from the soundtrack.
Posted Jun 29, 2011
24
3/4
Beginners (2011)
"Beginners" is warm and revealing and bittersweet, if a trifle all over the place stylistically and thematically.
Posted Jun 29, 2011
25
2.5/4
The funniest, best-executed film in the talking, bleeding, Earth-protecting robots-that-look-like-cars-and-trucks series, "Moon" delivers the popcorn in gigantic fist-fulls of fun.
Posted Jun 28, 2011
26
2/4
Once you get past the cliched Spanglish dialogue and the sentimental tone of the early acts, "A Better Life" settles down into something both involving and moving.
Posted Jun 27, 2011
27
2/4
Bad Teacher (2011)
"Bad Teacher" is a pulled punch, a pot-smoking/kid cussing/teacher copulating farce that is less than the sum of its parts.
Posted Jun 23, 2011
28
2.5/4
It's a bit long to be as kid friendly as this educational and visually striking film is meant to be. But it will give you a renewed appreciation for who these creatures are...
Posted Jun 22, 2011
29
3/4
Cars 2 (2011)
Yes, "Cars 2″ is better than "Cars."
Posted Jun 22, 2011
30
1.5/4
"Green Lantern" isn't "Jonah Hex" bad. But it's silly enough to be part of the same "silliest Warner Brothers comic book summer movies of all time" conversation.
Posted Jun 16, 2011
31
2/4
It's not very good, but it works better than it has any right to because Carrey never ever phones it in.
Posted Jun 16, 2011
32
1.5/4
It's another wan tale of an anti-social teen who finds himself irresistible to the sweetest, prettiest girl in school.
Posted Jun 15, 2011
33
3/4
The Trip (2011)
An easy-going trek down a road well-traveled by these two.
Posted Jun 13, 2011
34
1.5/4
Glibly put, this challenging time-skipping rumination is the big screen equivalent of watching that "Tree" grow.
Posted Jun 13, 2011
35
2.5/4
Buck (2011)
Much of the movie - too much of it - is just Buck in the corral, riding, working with ropes and flags, conditioning a horse to behave.
Posted Jun 12, 2011
36
2/4
All garish colors, small-scale sight gags and kid-friendly one-liners, it lacks the same comic spark that a recent "Wimpy Kid's" second diary also failed to deliver.
Posted Jun 8, 2011
37
2.5/4
Co-writer/directors Jesse Holland and Andy Mitton miss as many opportunities as they develop here, but they maintain the mystery and ratchet up suspense like seasoned pros.
Posted May 28, 2011
38
2/4
The lads in the "Hangover" "wolfpack" seem a tad winded, this time around. From concept to execution, "Hangover Part II" has a "been there, done that, jailed for it" feel.
Posted May 25, 2011
39
3/4
"Kung Fu Panda 2" is a sequel that delivers more heart than laughs, and is, if anything, more visually dazzling than the 2008 original film.
Posted May 24, 2011
40
2.5/4
Animalopolis (2008)
Narrated in rhymed couplets, it's aimed squarely at kids seeing their first IMAX movie, maybe even their first film, kids old enough to know the rhythms of rhyme.
Posted May 15, 2011
41
2.5/4
Bloodworth (2011)
The film's payoff is clumsy and obvious. But Kristofferson, Corbin, Kilmer, Yoakam and Duff create indelible characters in just a few scenes each.
Posted May 15, 2011
42
2.5/4
It lacks the authority, simple displays of hard numbers, contrary voices and the like, that we need from a documentary this provocative.
Posted May 9, 2011
43
2/4
I Am (2011)
What "I Am" is wanting is a sense that it actually wrestles with anything, that it can stand up to a contrary point of view that the film's 76 minutes are so utterly lacking.
Posted May 7, 2011
44
1/4
As the title character, Routh has to carry the movie with bravado and charm, appearing in most every scene, narrating in the style of a hundred film noir private eyes. And he just doesn't have it.
Posted Apr 29, 2011
45
2/4
Prom (2011)
By and large "Prom" is exactly what the prom-haters in the cast say it is, a lot of build-up for something that isn't remotely as "special" as those obsessed with it wish it to be.
Posted Apr 27, 2011
46
2/4
Yes, it's in 3D and no, it's not remotely as good as "Rio."
Posted Apr 27, 2011
47
2.5/4
If he's moving on from Madea, and "For Colored girls" and his next couple of announced projects suggest he is, at least Perry's doing right by the old broad, letting her bow out like one big, wise-cracking mother of a momma.
Posted Apr 22, 2011
48
3.5/4
It's not a put-down of the darker and more straightforward "Last Lions" to suggest "Cats" is to "Lions" what poetry is to prose.
Posted Apr 20, 2011
49
1/4
Exodus Fall (2011)
Co-director Chad Waterhouse's script is filled with melodramatic contrivances.
Posted Apr 13, 2011
50
3/4
Cute, but never insufferably so, "Born to Be Wild 3D" is best taken as the perfect film to transition your kids from animation to live action fare - short, sweet, and educational.
Posted Apr 6, 2011