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|18 T1||Krampus (2015) - Jun 14, 2016
"Movie: annoying and kinda smug. Monster design: outstanding. "
|26 T2||Fast Five (2011) - Jun 18, 2011
"A wet dream for 12-year-old gearheads; well-nigh intolerable for anybody else. Utterly, defiantly unbelievable and unappealing from frame one, and you've never seen such lazy acting in an aspiring blockbuster. You also haven't seen such calculated egomania on display since the vintage, big-screen days of Steven Seagal. Soulless. "
|70 T7||The Innkeepers (2011) - Jan 29, 2012
"Its budget is visibly pretty low, and it's not exactly the most well-crafted horror flick out there, but this is unabashedly old-school and provides more than its share of kicky ghost story fun. So many horror filmmakers these days neglect to imbue their films with atmosphere and personality, forgetting that these are the elements that make the scares stick. In THE INNKEEPERS, the scares stick. Also, Sara Paxton is really, really cute."
|87 T10||Marwencol (2010) - Apr 16, 2011
"As moment-to-moment fascinating as any movie I've seen in a long, long time. One second it's a gripping, inspiring tale of the triumph and resiliency of the human imagination; the next, it's a portrait of one of the most bizarre men in the history of the universe. Then in the last few minutes, it folds in on itself and completely blows your mind. Further proof that nothing is weirder, or more amazing, than real life. Highly recommended."
|90 T10||The Woman (2011) - Feb 18, 2012
"This is what horror is supposed to look like. Bone-chilling, unsettling, and vaguely dirty; you sort of get the impression that you should be watching this alone, at night, with the shades drawn and the volume turned way down. Searingly brilliant and terrifying, with an ending that redefines the term "bravura." Sean Bridgers turns in an unforgettably, bravely skeevy performance, and the woman...well, she's kind of a metaphor, isn't she?"
|74 T8||Finding Dory (2016) - Jun 19, 2016
"Educational. Learned lots of stuff in this one, foremost of which was that if Al Bundy were a sea creature, he’d be a seven-legged octopus. That psychotic seal with the eyebrows that doesn’t talk needs to be Disney/Pixar’s version of that insufferable Scrat character from the ICE AGE movies. Nobody in my family cried at this, which is getting to be a rarer and rarer thing with frigging Pixar."
|82 T9||Drive Angry (2011) - Mar 04, 2011
""I never disrobe before a gunfight." Exhilaratingly sleazy, over-the-top action-horror insanity, shot in absolutely gorgeous 3-D. It contains a stunning amount of visual pizazz for a movie about pissed-off stunt drivers from beyond the grave, as well as another in a long line of epically unhinged Cage performances. Never for a second does it take itself seriously, and never for a second is it not irresistible."
|75 T8||Now You See Me 2 (2016) - Jun 13, 2016
"If I ran Hollywood, the FAST & FURIOUS franchise woulda been put to bed years ago and I'd be prepping to shoot NOW YOU SEE ME 3 & 4 back-to-back right about now. The first one drove you crazy with the dumb plot twists but made for great weekend HBO find-something-on-TV-and-leave-it viewing. This one strives for that kind of disposability right off the bat, so it's aces all the way. Also somebody needs to make a 10-hour YouTube video of Lizzy Caplan saying "South African gangstas!""
|69 T7||Green Lantern (2011) - Jun 24, 2011
"Ill-conceived piffle, but its clumsiness and goofiness grow on you after awhile. The acting's generally pretty sucky--particularly Lively, who's not at all--and the plot's pretty simplistic, but the awkward earnestness of the whole enterprise calls to mind early-80's sci-fi like "The Last Starfighter." Could definitely have used some more outer-space awe, and less Lively, but it's a fair amount of fun, so long as your expectations are appropriately lowered."
|77 T8||Merantau (2009) - Jan 05, 2011
"So, what we have here is basically a rehash of "Prime Cut," with Iko Uwais in the Lee Marvin part. Undoubtedly the best Indonesian martial arts movie I've ever seen...but it's also the only Indonesian martial arts movie I've ever seen, so, you know, there's that. Uwais is a commanding presence, displaying some of the young Jet Li's intensity and often moving so quickly and furiously in the fight scenes that the camera has trouble tracking him. Cool. Jeeja Yanin could kick his ass, though."