Journal and Courier (Lafayette, IN)
Love and Other Drugs (2010)
The Social Network (2010)
You Again (2010)
The Town (2010)
The American (2010)
Eat Pray Love (2010)
""Eat Pray Love" rests on Roberts' talented shoulders. Her appeal and personality overcome most of the film's defects, including a too-long running time, and some platitudes and words of wisdom that sound as if they were written by Hallmark. "
Dinner for Schmucks (2010)
Despicable Me (2010)
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse (2010)
Knight & Day (2010)
Toy Story 3 (2010)
The A-Team (2010)
Shrek Forever After (2010)
Robin Hood (2010)
"At about two hours and 20 minutes, "Robin Hood" is heavy on exposition and dialogue and short on action. There seems to be a lot of dead space in which nothing happens. The movie could very easily have been trimmed to two hours or less. "
Clash of the Titans (2010)
Alice in Wonderland (2010)
Shutter Island (2010)
"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."
Edge of Darkness (2010)
"The movie, directed by Martin Campbell, is solid entertainment, with a decent script and some choice dialogue."
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."
A Single Man (2009)
""A Single Man" is a tender, subtle and elegant feature. It is sensitive, soulful and true to its time."
The Lovely Bones (2009)
""The Lovely Bones" is a skeleton of a movie, lacking any sense of life and vitality."
The Young Victoria (2009)
""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."
"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"
"As a musical -- and a movie -- "Nine" is not at all memorable. It is cheesy and underwhelming."
It's Complicated (2009)
"What is appealing is to see a romantic date movie in which the protagonists are well past puberty and are likely AARP members."
Up in the Air (2009)
""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."
"As directed by Clint Eastwood, "Invictus" is an inspirational story about fortitude, spirit and reconciliation."
Everybody's Fine (2009)
"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."
An Education (2009)
"The screenplay by author Nick Hornby is exceptional: Witty, observant and wise."
The Damned United (2009)
"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."
Ninja Assassin (2009)
"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."
The Twilight Saga: New Moon (2009)
""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."
"It is as if screenwriters Roland Emmerich, who also directed, and Harald Kloser simply screened earlier films and borrowed bits and pieces."
The Fourth Kind (2009)
"(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 ..."
"The movie is like a plane you see off in the distance: You recognize it's a plane but its details are indistinct."
Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
"Like most classic fairy tales, "Where the Wild Things Are" offers hints of danger and a few scary moments. ..."
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."
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."
"What "Fame" lacks in originality, it makes up for in heart. And that tips the ledger in my book."
"If the film were a baseball player from "Bull Durham," it would be sent to the showers and harangued for lollygagging."
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
""Basterds" is very audacious with comic book-like characters and dialogue, a B-movie sensibility and a serial-like disdain for logic."