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Rating Title/Year Author
A- A Friendship in Vienna (1988) Jeff Jarvis A Friendship in Vienna is not only educational and worthwhile, it is also dramatic. EDIT
Posted Sep 18, 2019
C Still Not Quite Human (1992) David Hiltbrand For [Alan] Thicke, this is the role of a lifetime: The Canadian actor plays a robot with remarkable conviction. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
'Twas the Night (2001) Terry Kelleher [Bryan] Cranston's game plan is to loot up-scale homes on Christmas Eve, and he's impudently funny before learning the obligatory lesson. EDIT
Posted Sep 17, 2019
Tiger Cruise (2004) People Staff With all the talk about duty, much of it set to stirring music, this TV movie sometimes comes across like a recruiting pitch. EDIT
Posted Sep 16, 2019
Camp Rock 2: The Final Jam (2010) People Staff In the age of [Justin] Bieber and Glee, this musical starring Demi Lovato and the Jonas Brothers feels slightly behind the curve, but it's better than the first Camp Rock EDIT
Posted Sep 13, 2019
Camp Rock (2008) People Staff Camp Rock is not all that good. It doesn't have the earnest, smart silliness of the High School Musical franchise. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2019
The Original Kings of Comedy (2000) Leah Rozen All four stick to observational humor, much of it revolving around racial differences. A lot of this is funny, but it never gets as wrenchingly deep or dark as Richard Pryor's routines in his classic concert films. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2019
() People Staff You'll be touched and amused by Ullman's memories of doing one-girl shows for her widowed mother, but on the whole this is a letdown. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2019
Old Boyfriends (1979) People Staff Tewkesbury has absorbed much of Altman's ability to capture spontaneity, but none of his genius for telling a good story. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2019
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983) People Staff The road scenes are routine. Even the vehicles aren't appealing. In the name of decency, spare us another Smokey. EDIT
Posted Jul 15, 2019
Lake Placid (1999) Leah Rozen Too many ingredients in this croc pot. EDIT
Posted Jul 9, 2019
Jurassic Park III (2001) Leah Rozen It's all competently done, but these newly minted dinos are starting to seem kind of prehistoric. EDIT
Posted Jun 26, 2019
Scream 3 (2000) Leah Rozen While there's still plenty of gore, the emphasis on knowing, self-referential gags makes for a better movie. EDIT
Posted Jun 25, 2019
Home Alone 2: Lost in New York (1992) People Staff Though equal to its original in quantity of sadistic slapstick, this anticipated sequel is dull and strikingly uninspired. EDIT
Posted Jun 10, 2019
() David Hiltbrand An extraordinary, encyclopedic study of the bloody battle between the states. Documentarian Ken Burns has woven together an engrossingly detailed narrative, interviews with historians, an amazing collection of archival photographs EDIT
Posted May 24, 2019
Immortal Beloved (1994) People Staff Ultimately, Beloved has all the sound and fury of Beethoven's music but none of its emotional resonance. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
The Buddy Holly Story (1978) People Staff An extraordinary performance by Gary Busey as the early rock'n'roll star gives life to this otherwise ordinary film. EDIT
Posted May 23, 2019
Poetic Justice (1993) People Staff If what you really want to see is a simple love story, this is the picture for you. Simple it is, as in simple-minded. EDIT
Posted Apr 26, 2019
Equilibrium (2002) Leah Rozen A balanced thriller. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
Get Out Your Handkerchiefs (1978) People Staff Blier's sense of humor is curious if not downright incomprehensible... The comedy is so airy it floats right off the screen. EDIT
Posted Apr 17, 2019
The Inventor: Out for Blood in Silicon Valley (2019) Tom Gliatto An excellent film is about a defunct biotech start-up, Theranos, and founder Elizabeth Holmes. EDIT
Posted Apr 12, 2019
Shogun Assassin (1981) People Staff That wasn't his life passing before him; it was this movie. EDIT
Posted Apr 11, 2019
The Holiday (2006) Leah Rozen Nancy Meyers is a whiz at turning out fun, frothy commercial fare. EDIT
Posted Apr 2, 2019
Ace Ventura: Pet Detective (1994) People Staff Replete with rude noises, pathetic table manners and bathroom jokes that would discredit a second grader, Ace Ventura is an endeavor that all concerned should omit from their résumés. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Die Hard With a Vengeance (1995) Ralph Novak While it isn't as insultingly dopey as the first two films in this series, this Die Hard is every bit as violent, obscene and implausible. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
The Cell (2000) Leah Rozen It's eye candy, all right, but lacks any nutritional value. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Xanadu (1980) People Staff Olivia Newton-John's encore-after Grease-is an awkward musical fantasy that dooms the Australian songbird to play a muse, one of Zeus' nine daughters. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
Stepmom (1998) Leah Rozen Stepmom plays just this side of icky, pulling at the heartstrings as if hitched to a Mack truck. EDIT
Posted Apr 1, 2019
But I'm a Cheerleader (1999) Leah Rozen But I'm a Cheerleader often leans too hard on stereotypes in reaching for its laughs, but Lyonne and DuVall, who plays the tomboy Lyonne falls for, give nervy, on-target performances. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift (2006) People Staff Many races ensue, but Drift remains strictly for motorheads. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
Reign of Fire (2002) Leah Rozen Better than the trailers made it seem, but nothing to get fired up about. EDIT
Posted Mar 31, 2019
Bad Boys (1995) People Staff The unfailingly ingratiating Smith glides through the movie. EDIT
Posted Mar 28, 2019
See No Evil, Hear No Evil (1989) People Staff The movie mostly flows easily, though, to its satisfying conclusion. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Friday the 13th: The Final Chapter (1984) Ralph Novak Nobody under 13 should be allowed to see this movie. Nobody over 13 should want to. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Oliver & Company (1988) Peter Travers With its captivating characters, sprightly songs and zap-happy animation, Oliver & Company adds up to a tip-top frolic. EDIT
Posted Mar 27, 2019
Road House (1989) People Staff Vulgarity isn't the movie's main vice. Hypocrisy is. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Teen Wolf (1985) People Staff This combination of wolf and Fox is well-intentioned, harmless fun, and it's got I Was a Teenage Werewolf, the lycanthropic skeleton in Michael Landon's closet, beat by a mile. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Harlem Nights (1989) Ralph Novak What this film suffers from is lack of fun. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Every Which Way But Loose (1978) People Staff With Clint Eastwood at the wheel, the trip is not totally disagreeable. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
The Lord of the Rings (1978) People Staff Ralph Bakshi's imagination was on the Fritz; his animated version of Tolkien's fable made Middle-earth look like Grand Central Station during the rush hour of the Ores. EDIT
Posted Mar 26, 2019
Hook (1991) People Staff What it all is, really, is a glorious Spielbergian essay on the value, in gold doubloons, of rampant sentimentality. EDIT
Posted Mar 25, 2019
The Amityville Horror (1979) People Staff The family sticks around to sample the entire range of demon poltergeist effects, while Rod Steiger, a priest who tries to help, is laid up in bed, perhaps due to a chronic case of overacting. EDIT
Posted Mar 20, 2019
Mannequin (1987) People Staff To label this movie "entertainment" is to perpetrate consumer fraud. EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Ishtar (1987) People Staff Beatty goes along with the casting joke of playing the nerd sidekick to Hoffman's slick loverboy. But zany antics aren't his forte. Hoffman's impishness serves the film better until the sheer weight of the production grinds him down EDIT
Posted Mar 19, 2019
Twins (1988) Peter Travers What a concept: Cast pumped-up Arnold Schwarzenegger and pint-size Danny De Vito as twins separated at birth. Funny, huh? Sure is, hilarious even, for about five minutes. But the 102 minutes remaining are a stretch for one joke. EDIT
Posted Mar 12, 2019
Friday the 13th, Part 2 (1981) People Staff One monster's company, II's a crowd. EDIT
Posted Mar 11, 2019
A Chorus Line (1985) People Staff This $24 million extravaganza is an empty shell, so cautious it lacks even the sleazy energy of a real desecration. EDIT
Posted Mar 6, 2019
Police Academy (1984) People Staff The movie is generally good-natured and, for this kind of thing, tasteful. Nobody should be arrested because of it, anyway. EDIT
Posted Mar 5, 2019
Young Guns (1988) Peter Travers The boys shoot, ride, flirt, get high on peyote and revel in enough self-adoring, anachronistic behavior to have all but inveterate teenyboppers swearing vengeance on the film's makers. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019
The Blob (1988) Peter Travers All we get is sullen Kevin Dillon subbing for Steve and a bigger, nastier lump that bloodies up its victims in stomach-churning close-ups. EDIT
Posted Mar 4, 2019