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Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
2.5/4
Splice (2010)
2
1.5/4
3
2.5/4
4
2/4
Robin Hood (2010)
5
1/4
6
3/4
7
2/4
Scorsese expends some much time and effort creating atmosphere and setting up situations, that when the big revelation finally arrives, expectations are so high that the pay off is a letdown.
Posted Feb 21, 2010
8
3/4
The movie, directed by Martin Campbell, is solid entertainment, with a decent script and some choice dialogue.
Posted Feb 10, 2010
9
4/4
Crazy Heart (2009)
The movie serves as a showcase for Bridges. Through his body language and demeanor, you can imagine the toll the years of wear and tear have inflicted.
Posted Feb 10, 2010
10
3.5/4
A Single Man (2009)
"A Single Man" is a tender, subtle and elegant feature. It is sensitive, soulful and true to its time.
Posted Feb 10, 2010
11
2/4
"The Lovely Bones" is a skeleton of a movie, lacking any sense of life and vitality.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
12
3.5/4
"The Young Victoria" is a sumptuous character study that takes its time charting the transformation of a young girl born to rule into a queen ready to rule.
Posted Jan 8, 2010
13
4/4
Director Lee Daniels shows you a world scarier than any imagined for some horror film because it is real -- just outside our doors or around the corner
Posted Jan 8, 2010
14
2/4
Nine (2009)
As a musical -- and a movie -- "Nine" is not at all memorable. It is cheesy and underwhelming.
Posted Dec 25, 2009
15
3/4
What is appealing is to see a romantic date movie in which the protagonists are well past puberty and are likely AARP members.
Posted Dec 22, 2009
16
4/4
"Up in the Air" belongs to Clooney. He easily fits into a character who is at ease with himself and enjoys living a lifestyle in which he can go about unencumbered.
Posted Dec 22, 2009
17
3.5/4
Invictus (2009)
As directed by Clint Eastwood, "Invictus" is an inspirational story about fortitude, spirit and reconciliation.
Posted Dec 10, 2009
18
3/4
A cynic may consider "Everybody's Fine" schmaltzy hogwash; others may want to call or write their fathers just to remind them that they are loved and not forgotten.
Posted Dec 8, 2009
19
3.5/4
An Education (2009)
The screenplay by author Nick Hornby is exceptional: Witty, observant and wise.
Posted Dec 1, 2009
20
4/4
Sheen gives a magnificent performance. His Clough is a character you can neither like nor admire. You watch this walking train wreck in amazement as he continually steps on his own feet with his overactive mouth.
Posted Dec 1, 2009
21
1/4
As I left the theater, I found that my thumbs ached. I hadn't realized that, during certain parts of the movie, I was pressing imaginary buttons as if trying to control some video game.
Posted Nov 25, 2009
22
1.5/4
"New Moon" is basically a 130-minute chick flick during which the three main protagonists spend a lot of time looking with cow eyes at each other's faces.
Posted Nov 19, 2009
23
2/4
2012 (2009)
It is as if screenwriters Roland Emmerich, who also directed, and Harald Kloser simply screened earlier films and borrowed bits and pieces.
Posted Nov 13, 2009
24
3/4
(Director) Olatunde Osunsanmi, his cast and crew work so hard to make it all seem so real that you spend more time debating with yourself whether what you are watching is truth or fiction ...
Posted Nov 11, 2009
25
1.5/4
Amelia (2009)
The movie is like a plane you see off in the distance: You recognize it's a plane but its details are indistinct.
Posted Oct 31, 2009
26
3.5/4
Like most classic fairy tales, "Where the Wild Things Are" offers hints of danger and a few scary moments. ...
Posted Oct 18, 2009
27
3/4
Whip It (2009)
"Whip It" is simply an entertaining vehicle, not an in-depth examination of the sport of roller derby or the women who play it.
Posted Oct 4, 2009
28
2/4
Love Happens (2009)
Every situation in the movie is obvious; the foreshadowing is so blatantly telegraphed you'd think the film was produced by Western Union.
Posted Sep 30, 2009
29
3/4
Fame (2009)
What "Fame" lacks in originality, it makes up for in heart. And that tips the ledger in my book.
Posted Sep 30, 2009
30
1/4
Extract (2009)
If the film were a baseball player from "Bull Durham," it would be sent to the showers and harangued for lollygagging.
Posted Sep 3, 2009
31
3/4
"Basterds" is very audacious with comic book-like characters and dialogue, a B-movie sensibility and a serial-like disdain for logic.
Posted Aug 25, 2009
32
3/4
Funny People (2009)
"Funny People" ... is a serious comedy, edgy and a bit dark with characters whom you find amusing most of the time and appalling at others.
Posted Jul 30, 2009
33
2.5/4
The emphasis in the film ... is off-kilter, with too much time spent on the romantic entanglements of Harry and his friends Hermione and Ron.
Posted Jul 14, 2009
34
1.5/4
"Public Enemies" had the potential of being one of the best adult films of the summer season. However, Mann's would-be gangster saga lacks personality. It fails to exploit its topic and its first-rate cast. And that is a crime.
Posted Jun 30, 2009
35
1.5/4
The movie is formulaic and routine, which suits (Michael) Bay's directorial style. Creativity is anathema to this by-the-numbers cinematic traffic cop.
Posted Jun 24, 2009
36
2.5/4
Imagine That (2009)
"Imagine That" is not a bad movie. It is inoffensive and innocuous.
Posted Jun 14, 2009
37
2/4
(Director Tony) Scott ... uses the camera like a little boy shouting, "Look at me, look at me," instead of simply telling the story.
Posted Jun 14, 2009
38
3.5/4
Up (2009)
If you feel down, a sure cure is to see "Up." It will lift your spirits and make your heart soar.
Posted May 28, 2009
39
1.5/4
If this movie is any indication, this franchise needs a great deal of work to improve and salvage a series that the studio should have terminated after "Judgment Day.
Posted May 21, 2009
40
3.5/4
Star Trek (2009)
What Abrams ... has done is pay tribute to the legacy of "Star Trek," while taking it in a direction that will surely re-energize and resurrect a moribund property.
Posted May 7, 2009
41
2/4
Director Gavin Hood ... suffers from an ADD disorder when editing the action sequences. The cuts are too rapid, making it difficult to actually see who is doing what to whom.
Posted Apr 30, 2009
42
3.5/4
The Soloist (2009)
The movie, through the works of Beethoven, displays the power and passion of music.
Posted Apr 24, 2009
43
2/4
Knowing (2009)
Knowing" is one of those movies that when you get to the lobby, you begin asking yourself or others a lot of questions about why did they do this, or why was that required.
Posted Mar 19, 2009
44
3/4
Watchmen (2009)
Snyder has captured the look and feel of the novel, but that is not enough for a successful movie. It fails to totally engage its audience, somehow keeping them at arm's length.
Posted Mar 5, 2009
45
2/4
The film's drawback seems to be (Kevin) James' indecision on a tone as well as how to present Blart.
Posted Jan 17, 2009
46
2.5/4
Defiance (2009)
More than anything, "Defiance" is a celebration of survival against overwhelming odds.
Posted Jan 17, 2009
47
3.5/4
The Reader (2008)
Outstanding performances define "The Reader," but all pale in comparison with Kate Winslet's Hanna.
Posted Jan 6, 2009
48
2/4
Valkyrie (2008)
The movie is shallow and clinical. It rarely lets us inside its protagonists. We know that they despise Hitler, period, and that they consider themselves patriots. ...
Posted Dec 24, 2008
49
3/4
Yes Man (2008)
"Yes Man" is enjoyable because Carrey, after making his fateful decision, instills such childlike exuberance in his character, whether it is learning to pilot a plane, play the guitar or speak Korean.
Posted Dec 19, 2008
50
2/4
Seven Pounds (2008)
"Seven Pounds" is like one of those little kids' puzzles with six or seven big pieces that once you fit a couple together, the others easily fall into place.
Posted Dec 19, 2008