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Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)

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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
3/4
The American (2010)
2
3/4
3
3.5/4
4
3/4
Salt (2010)
5
3.5/4
Inception (2010)
6
3.5/4
7
2.5/4
8
3/4
Knight & Day (2010)
9
4/4
Toy Story 3 (2010)
10
2.5/4
The A-Team (2010)
11
2.5/4
Splice (2010)
12
1.5/4
13
2.5/4
14
2/4
Robin Hood (2010)
15
1/4
16
3/4
17
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
18
3/4
The movie, directed by Martin Campbell, is solid entertainment, with a decent script and some choice dialogue.
Posted Feb 10, 2010
19
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
20
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
21
2/4
"The Lovely Bones" is a skeleton of a movie, lacking any sense of life and vitality.
Posted Jan 15, 2010
22
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
23
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
24
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
25
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
26
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
27
3.5/4
Invictus (2009)
As directed by Clint Eastwood, "Invictus" is an inspirational story about fortitude, spirit and reconciliation.
Posted Dec 10, 2009
28
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
29
3.5/4
An Education (2009)
The screenplay by author Nick Hornby is exceptional: Witty, observant and wise.
Posted Dec 1, 2009
30
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
31
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
32
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
33
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
34
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
35
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
36
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
37
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
38
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
39
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
40
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
41
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
42
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
43
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
44
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
45
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
46
2.5/4
Imagine That (2009)
"Imagine That" is not a bad movie. It is inoffensive and innocuous.
Posted Jun 14, 2009
47
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
48
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
49
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
50
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