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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
1.5/4
As with any movie, this kids' film is only as good as its writing -- the jokes, the cute bits, the heart. And that's where Alpha and Omega comes up short.
Posted Sep 15, 2010
2
2.5/4
A transgressive blend of stoner comedy, horny teenager movie and Blair Witch reality riff, this no-budget romp through teen New Orleans crosses the line and erases that line in a hell-bent pursuit of hell-bound laughs.
Posted Sep 15, 2010
3
1/4
It's a humorless movie of morphing zombies (they take on beastly attributes), phoned-in performances and trite dialogue.
Posted Sep 10, 2010
4
1.5/4
Legendary (2010)
The script, by actor turned writer John Posey, has structural problems and motivational issues in between the cliches. And Cena, a few movies into his career, is still all presence and no acting.
Posted Sep 8, 2010
5
3/4
Flipped (2010)
It's a bit too Wonder Years at times, but the odd two-narrators gimmick plays right into the film's "flip" in structure.
Posted Sep 8, 2010
6
2.5/4
Minor, almost trite, but still worth treasuring if you're not put off by "precious."
Posted Sep 1, 2010
7
2/4
[It does] that one thing that a romance absolutely has to do -- touch us.
Posted Sep 1, 2010
8
2.5/4
Machete (2010)
It's a Hispanic American version of a blaxploitation film of the Super Fly school, with bloody action, titillating nudity and a catch-phrase riddled script.
Posted Sep 1, 2010
9
3/4
The American (2010)
Crisp, compact and cryptic, The American is a standard-issue hit-man thriller tailor made for George Clooney.
Posted Sep 1, 2010
10
2/4
Takers (2010)
The performers are given stock types to play, and Elba and Dillon, at least, can do a little with that.
Posted Aug 26, 2010
11
2/4
A modestly chilling, drawn out affair in which the characters and possible "scientific explanations" are more interesting than its predictable final destination.
Posted Aug 25, 2010
12
4/4
A gorgeous blend of the magical and the gloriously trippy.
Posted Aug 25, 2010
13
1.5/4
One of the biggest problems in most Christian genre movies is their lack of edge, a reluctance on the part of the filmmakers to show ugly reality.
Posted Aug 23, 2010
14
2/4
Planet 51 (2009)
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Posted Aug 23, 2010
15
3/5
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Posted Aug 23, 2010
16
2.5/4
Restrepo (2010)
At this point in all our Middle Eastern conflicts, we need more from a documentary than just a grunts-eye-view of the frustrating nature of the war.
Posted Aug 23, 2010
17
3/5
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Posted Aug 23, 2010
18
3.5/4
This behind the scenes, behind the makeup, behind the plastic surgery documentary catches Rivers hard at work, ridiculously hard at work.
Posted Aug 23, 2010
19
5/5
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Posted Aug 23, 2010
20
4/5
21
3/5
Wild Ocean (2008)
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Posted Aug 23, 2010
22
3/5
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Posted Aug 23, 2010
23
1.5/4
Piranha 3-D (2010)
Piranha 3D goes for the jugular. And generally misses, but generally in an amusing way.
Posted Aug 20, 2010
24
1/4
25
3/4
Sweet, sentimental, silly and star-studded, Nanny McPhee Returns is one of the best children's movies of the year, a fairytale stressed-out parents won't mind sharing with their little darlings.
Posted Aug 18, 2010
26
3/4
The Switch (2010)
The best Jennifer Aniston movie in ages is actually a star vehicle for Jason Bateman. And Aniston's work opposite the screen's premiere mild-mannered funnyman shows her at her most engaged and pitch perfect.
Posted Aug 18, 2010
27
4/4
Get Low (2010)
It contains yet another pitch-perfect performance by Robert Duvall, who has given more great performances over the age of 60 than any actor, probably ever.
Posted Aug 18, 2010
28
2.5/4
A melodramatic clash of ideologies and a warm, deeply moving third act lift Mao's Last Dancer above politics and into the realm of emotion, art and beauty.
Posted Aug 18, 2010
29
2.5/4
Eat Pray Love isn't a bad movie -- just a spiritually dead one, wearing and wearying.
Posted Aug 11, 2010
30
3.5/4
Far and away the funniest movie of the summer.
Posted Aug 11, 2010
31
2/4
The shootouts are epic, but the stuff leading up to them is lame.
Posted Aug 11, 2010
32
3/4
Lujan, a veteran leading man now at an age when character roles more suit him, carries the film with a droll, understated bemusement.
Posted Aug 11, 2010
33
2.5/4
Like the ongoing threat itself, Countdown is simply numbing.
Posted Aug 11, 2010
34
1.5/4
Step Up 3 (2010)
It's the same movie as the earlier "gotta dance" over-choreographed crunk-and-breakdance epics. Exactly the same. Well, stripped of any hint of edge or sex appeal.
Posted Aug 5, 2010
35
2.5/4
The Other Guys is a Ponzi scheme of a comedy, a buddy action picture cluttered with funny characters and hilarious moments.
Posted Aug 4, 2010
36
3.5/4
Delivers its first jolts moments after the opening credits and serves up surprisingly tender moments amidst the suspense and heart-pounding action.
Posted Aug 4, 2010
37
1.5/4
This chatty 3D spy spoof is as hard-pressed for laughs as Marmaduke, once you get past the novelty of "Hey, the dogs and cats are TALKING."
Posted Jul 28, 2010
38
4/4
This unblinking look at America's Red State Crystal Meth Belt is an instant Southern Gothic classic.
Posted Jul 28, 2010
39
2/4
The movie's central gimmick isn't enough, and when more supernatural twists that don't play by the movie's own fantasy rules kick in, it lost me.
Posted Jul 28, 2010
40
3/4
41
2/4
There are more laughs in the average episode of Gomez's Wizards of Waverly Place TV show than in this.
Posted Jul 21, 2010
42
Salt (2010)
Jolie's days as an action heroine may be behind her. She's still got the cruel lips. But at some point, a cookie or two needs to pass over them to give her the brawn to pull off this stuff.
Posted Jul 21, 2010
43
1.5/4
It's a bubblegum mess, lacking structure, coherence,and any sense of drama. But it manages moments of daft fun, sometimes in spite of itself.
Posted Jul 15, 2010
44
1.5/4
45
3/4
The Square (2010)
A taut, well-executed if somewhat predictable riff on the murderous caper-that-goes-wrong theme that has anchored sexy, blood-stained crime pictures from The Postman Always Rings Twice to Before the Devil Knows You're Dead.
Posted Jul 15, 2010
46
3/4
Inception (2010)
Inception is an elegant, portentous ride, though I'm not sure Nolan is any closer to visualizing the real (dream) deal than Hitchcock was.
Posted Jul 14, 2010
47
2/4
Predators (2010)
All these years after Predator, these decades past the classic film, Most Dangerous Game, that inspired this genre, it's good to see the idea of the hunter becoming the hunted still gets the blood racing.
Posted Jul 9, 2010
48
3.5/4
I Am Love (2010)
An intimate, quiet and even slow movie, its subtle shadings veil turbulent emotions.
Posted Jul 7, 2010
49
3/4
Cyrus (2010)
Nobody can play beaten and amusing better than Reilly, and no one is better at playing broken, accessible beauty than Tomei.
Posted Jul 7, 2010
50
3/4
Despicable Me is a 3D cartoon comedy of whiplash-quick laughs, funny punch lines and a wickedly gimmicky appreciation for 3D.
Posted Jul 7, 2010