SAB – SNO

SABOTAGE

5 Star

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SABOTAGE

Release: Mar 14 – Review: 25 Mar 15
Tools Carrying Tools.
This would be a concern for us viewers – if it weren’t for Breacher’s team being the most unlikeable group of tits this side of Doucheland.

SALT

5 Star

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SALT

Release: Jul 10 – Review: 29 Dec 10
DIE HARD With a Vagina.
A bunch of guys chase after Angelina Jolie. So what’s new?

SANDS OF IWO JIMA

6 Star

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SANDS OF IWO JIMA

Release: Dec 49 – Review: 24 Nov 06
Jingo All The Way.
… thirty-something teenagers with clean shirts and Christian mouths storm battlegrounds where they die operatically from bullets that don’t make exit wounds…

SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE

1 Star

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SANTA CLAUS: THE MOVIE

Release: Nov 85 – Review: 5 Jan 17
Idiot Clause.
The trailers allude to the villain: “Now someone wants to take the magic out of Christmas!” Don’t look now, movie, but you’re doing a great job of that yourself…

THE SANTA CLAUSE

5 Star

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THE SANTA CLAUSE

Release: Nov 94 – Review: 11 Mar 14
Insanity Clause.
Santa Claus has his own kind of occult life insurance.

THE SANTA CLAUSE 2

4 Star

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THE SANTA CLAUSE 2

Release: Nov 02 – Review: 13 Mar 14
Papa’s got a brand new bag – I mean, wife.
… Santa Claus must find a wife or he will magically stop being Santa Claus, presumably leaving one billion spoiled brats on Earth wailing in frenzy for their free toys.

THE SANTA SUIT

3 Star

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THE SANTA SUIT

Release: Dec 10 – Review: 3 Jan 11
Cognitive dissonance retained for one more year…
Kevin Sorbo (HERCULES) dons another mystical suit and battles evil (corporate America).

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

8 Star

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SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER

Release: Dec 77 – Review: 9 Aug 15
A Sweathog Comes of Age.
Oh, there’s lots of disco in it, but as a backdrop to a young man’s disillusionment and search for identity. And a tighter pair of tourniquet bellbottoms.

SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

10 Star

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SAVING PRIVATE RYAN

Release: Jul 98 – Review: 25 Aug 10
A Spielberg fantasy done horribly right.
… Spielberg turns his camera on a very American World War II story.

SAW

8 Star

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SAW

Release: Oct 04 – Review: 25 Dec 08
To Die For.
… displays a depth to its cutting edges that raises it miles above the average bear-trap nipple-twister.

SAW II

6 Star

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SAW II

Release: Oct 05 – Review: 12 Oct 09
Seen It Once, SAW It Again…
After this grand opening, though, SAW II is on a tricycle downhill.

SAW III

5 Star

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SAW III

Release: Oct 06 – Review: 29 Oct 09
Now it’s just painful.
A horror movie with brains… splashing all over your feet as they fall out of someone’s skull.

SCARED STIFF

7 Star

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SCARED STIFF

Release: Apr 53 – Review: 15 Sep 17
Dead Serious Comedy.
… surprisingly drenched in suspense and tension, and loaded with well-crafted bits from the greatest comedy team on Earth at the time, Martin and Lewis.

SCHINDLER'S LIST

10 Star

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SCHINDLER’S LIST

Release: Nov 93 – Review: 12 7 Oct 15
The Ones That Got Away (Alternate title in Germany?)
No homeland, no dignity, no succor. The emotive impact of SCHINDLER’S LIST is beautifully exhausting.

THE SCHOOL OF ROCK

7 Star

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THE SCHOOL OF ROCK

Release: Sep 03 – Review: 12 Aug 05
Tenacious D’s Boy-Thunder Rides Hellacious and Raises The Goblet Of Rock.
Black treads that knife-edge between sociopath and savior, milking the storyline like a blue-ribbon set of udders, for the pleasure of rock burnouts of the Alice Cooper generation.

SEASON OF THE WITCH

4 Star

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SEASON OF THE WITCH

Release: Jan 11 – Review: 28 Apr 13
Witchy Poo.
Nicolas Cage and Ron Perlman must transport an alleged witch to a faraway monastery for the monks to decide her fate. Let the comedy begin– I mean, drama– I mean–cough–hairstyle..

SECRETARY

8 Star

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SECRETARY

Release: Nov 02 – Review: 13 Apr 10
The Love That Dares Speak Its Name.
Sado-masochism. Not easily understood. Too gutless to speaketh Its Taboo Name. Something so wrong – so right.

SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

4 Star

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SEEKING A FRIEND FOR THE END OF THE WORLD

Release: Jun 12 – Review: 24 Aug 15
Yaaaaaaawn–EXPLODE.
Who knew the end of the world would be so boring? With such good acting?

SEMI-PRO

4 Star

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SEMI-PRO

Release: Feb 08 – Review: 28 Dec 11
SEMI-PRO is Mostly Amateur.
Will Ferrell shoots for another absurdist hoop and misses.

THE SENTINEL

5 Star

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THE SENTINEL

Release: Apr 06 – Review: 26 Apr 06
Running Fast but Standing Still.
… intermittently excels when it relaxes its grip on trying to be too hip.

SERENITY

7 Star

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SERENITY

Release: Sep 05 – Review: 1 May 14
A ‘verse not big enough for Joss Whedon’s ideas.
… bold and brash and throbbingly original even as it pulls every trope from the science fiction and action thriller handbook.

SEVEN POUNDS

8 Star

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SEVEN POUNDS

Release: Dec 08 – Review: 15 Jun 09
Heavy.
It’s Shakespearean, it’s Biblical; it’s a story that rivals the most tragic star-crossed lovers’ tales of the ages…

SEX AND THE CITY

3 Star

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SEX AND THE CITY

Release: May 08 – Review: 1 Jun 10
High Maintenance Harridans.
Four ugly women bitch and moan about men. The End.

SHALLOW HAL

3 Star

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SHALLOW HAL

Release: Nov 01 – Review: Jul 05
When Fat is Phat and Hot is Not.
… a snide wink to the hotties in the audience that if the fatties and quadriplegics onscreen are amenable to “laughing at themselves” then we can laugh AT them also…

SHAME

8 Star

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SHAME

Release: Dec 11 – Review: 11 Nov 13
Pure sex, hold the shame.
… actually depicting sex as it really is: an integral part of the human animal.

SHARKNADO

1 Star

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SHARKNADO

Release: Jul 13 – Review: 20 Jul 13
Shark Sandwich.
Recall the wisdom of the reviewer who wrote the two-word summation of Spinal Tap’s album, Shark Sandwich: “Shit sandwich.”

SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE

2 Star

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SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE

Release: Jul 14 – Review: 13 Aug 14
Just when you thought it was safe to get blown…
If you want to tweet about how much you love SHARKNADO, go right ahead, but I suggest you stop voting and driving…

SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!

1 Star

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SHARKNADO 3: OH HELL NO!

Release: Jul 15 – Review: 8 Aug 16
Trumpeting Incompetence.
… takes all that is good about movie-making and science and acting, and shit-squirts it up against the wall like dysentery.

SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS

1 Star

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SHARKNADO: THE 4TH AWAKENS

Release: Jul 16 – Review: 11 Aug 16
‘Tard-nado.
… should be expunged from filmic archives with extreme prejudice for systematically dismantling the intelligence of an American population that is already teetering on the edge of imbecile and fuckhead.

SHE-FREAK

1 Star

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SHE-FREAK

Release: May 67 – Review: 2 Apr 12
A Grotesquerie – and not because of the freaks.
… an attempt to remake Tod Browning’s disturbing 1932 paean, FREAKS.

SHERLOCK HOLMES 2009

7 Star

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SHERLOCK HOLMES 2009

Release: Dec 09 – Review: 21 Nov 10
The Adventure of the Hero’s Rebirth.
… not quite a reimagining of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s infamous British detective; more like a punch in the face. An analytical punch in the face.

SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS

7 Star

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SHERLOCK HOLMES: A GAME OF SHADOWS

Release: Dec 11 – Review: 1 Se 14
Too mysterious for its own smart.
… director Guy Ritchie’s brash, bombastic, brainy and body-shaved sequel…

SHOOT EM UP

6 Star

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SHOOT EM UP

Release: Sep 07 – Review: 4 Dec 08
Love it. Hate it. You won’t fall asleep.
I mean, really! How sensible do you think a movie called SHOOT ‘EM UP could possibly be?

SHOOTER

6 Star

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SHOOTER

Release: Mar 07 – Review: 2 Apr 07
Shooter is Sharp but Misses the Marky.
… achieves that sensible balance between action, political skullduggery, pretty orange explosions and Mark Wahlberg’s big guns (and I don’t mean his military sniper rifles)…

SHOULDER ARMS

7 Star

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SHOULDER ARMS

Release: Oct 18 – Review: 11 Sep 14
War is only as stupid as its combatants.
Writer-director-star Chaplin, the king of physical comedy, addresses the greatest comedy of all – war.

SHUTTER ISLAND

8 Star

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SHUTTER ISLAND

Release: Feb 10 – Review: 3 Jul 11
Just dropped in – to see what condition my conditon was in…
… not “scary,” but creepy, disturbing and filled with enough tension and intrigue to drown a plush toy.

SICARIO

8 Star

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SICARIO

Release: Oct 15 – Review: 29 Sep 15
When Right is Might, and Wrong is Hot Sauce.
He’s Luca Brasi. He’s Leon. He’s The Wolf. He’s Keyser Soze!

SICKO

9 Star

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SICKO

Release: Jul 07 – Review: 18 Jul 07
In Sickness and In Wealth.
… plants the seed of dissent in another area of our lives we’ve regarded with complacency – an aspect we’ve been programmed to believe is doing us right even as it does us morbidly wrong.

THE SIGNAL

8 Star

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THE SIGNAL

Release: Jun 14 – Review: 25 Feb 16
Bending new boundaries with classic old tropes.
… brimming with original ideas, the likes of which used to emanate from the greatest science fiction novelists of the 60s and 70s…

SIGNS

9 Star

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SIGNS

Release: Aug 02 – Review: 4 Apr 09
Cream of the Crop Circles.
… creative angles, smart reveals, subtle foreshadowing, tension-filled tableaus, nuanced humor. No frame wasted, no scene superfluous, no Night un-Shyamalaned.

SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

5 Star

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SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK

Release: Dec 12 – Review: 9 Jul 13
Couldn’t find the silver lining.
… a teachable moment in filmic history. They showed us how to cure bipolar disease. You just need to get laid!

THE SIMPSONS MOVIE

5 Star

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THE SIMPSONS MOVIE

Release: Jul 07 – Review: 17 Jan 09
Call of the Simpsons.
… pretty much a SIMPSONS television episode. No better, no worse. Just longer.

SINGLE WHITE FEMALE

6 Star

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SINGLE WHITE FEMALE

Release: Aug 92 – Review: 23 Apr 11
When Roommates Go Tribade.
But seriously, who wouldn’t stalk Bridget Fonda?

SINISTER

7 Star

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SINISTER

Release: Oct 12 – Review: 6 Dec 13
Ghouls on Film.
A family moves into a house where serial murders were committed. To all those acclimated with the Horror Movie Flow Chart, do I really need to say any more?…

SISTERS 2015

7 Star

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SISTERS 2015

Release: Dec 15 – Review: 4 Oct 16
The BACHELOR PARTY of ladydom.
Kate and Maura throw one last party in their childhood home before their parents sell it. One sister needs to prove she is responsible. One needs to get laid.

THE SITTER 2011

2 Star

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THE SITTER 2011

Release: Dec 11 – Review: 5 Sep 14
Somewhere over the pain flow.
… where Hill finds himself babysitting three of the most annoying kids in the world…

SKY HIGH

5 Star

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SKY HIGH

Release: Jul 05 – Review: 2 Oct 05
The Bastard Offspring of John Hughes and Joel Schumacher.
… elevates the hormonally-drenched pseudo-problems of libidinous, over-privileged, studiously-hip teens to the import of a United Nations Symposium on Global Oil Embargos…

THE SKYDIVERS

1 Star

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THE SKYDIVERS

Release: Nov 63 – Review: 22Sep 14
Never gets off the ground.
If you enjoy dreary, talentless non-actors delivering lines in a bland monotone over a plot that goes from Point A to Stop Making Sense, then Coleman Francis’s THE SKYDIVERS is your cup of tea, er, coffee.

SKYFALL

7 Star

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SKYFALL

Release: Nov 12 – Review: 28 Jan 14
Bond-fall.
… Bond’s threat is no longer just a platonic baddie who wants to rule the world while guffawing bwohahahaha, but one who robs Bond of the very support structure that defines him as the hero…

SKYLINE

4 Star

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SKYLINE

Release: Nov 10 – Review: 6 Sep 11
Invasion of the Puerile People Eaters.
Not again! Aliens invade Los Angeles! And this time – they’re not Mexican.

SLEEPER

7 Star

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SLEEPER

Release: Dec 73 – Review: 18 Apr 10
OrwelliAllen.
Woody Allen pays slapstick homage to Charlie Chaplin in this futuristic satire on totalitarian societies.

SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

3 Star

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SLEEPLESS IN SEATTLE

Release: Jun 93 – Review: 26 Sep 14
SLEEPLESS will put you to sleep.
… are any men left watching at all, except those balled-and-chained pussies holding their wives’ purses?

SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

7 Star

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SLUMDOG MILLIONAIRE

Release: Jan 09 – Review: 1 Mar 09
Hip to be Slumdog.
Pommie Danny Boyle’s kinetic vision, from the screaming slums of Bombay-soon-to-be-Mumbai; vibrant, shimmering, frenetic – but thank god no smell, otherwise the “ooweh” vomit sound…

SMOKIN ACES

6 Star

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SMOKIN ACES

Release: Jan 07 – Review: 11 Feb 07
It’s a mad mad mad mad assassination.
There is more unnecessary dialogue here than in the Pam and Tommy sex tape.

SNAKES ON A PLANE

4 Star

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SNAKES ON A PLANE

Release: Aug 06 – Review: 9 Sep 16
Reptile Dysfunction.
… as much a waste of time as you imagine it to be.

SNATCH

9 Star

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SNATCH

Release: Jan 01- Review: 5 Sep 06
SNATCH will grab.
… a Molotov cocktail of a movie; a careening, chain-wielding maniac of a film.

SNL 40

3 Star

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SNL 40

Release: Feb 15- Review: 22 Feb 15
Celebrating 40 Years of Stunning Mediocrity.
… continues its tradition of not being funny, by throwing a 40th Anniversary Special and not being funny.

SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

7 Star

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SNOW WHITE AND THE SEVEN DWARFS

Release: Dec 37 – Review: 17 Jul 11
Madness disguised by innocence, and mind-blowing cartooning.
… a magnificent technical achievement, setting the bar for the industry the world over. And it is still a marvel to view.

SNOW WHITE: A TALE OF TERROR

6 Star

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SNOW WHITE: A TALE OF TERROR

Release: Aug 97 – Review: 1 Feb 14
Once Upon a Terrifying Time…
… suffers from inauthentic sets, TV production values and bad editing. And big dwarfs.

SNOWPIERCER

8 Star

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SNOWPIERCER

Release: Jul 14 – Review: 14 Feb 15
Noah’s Ark and Lang’s Metropolis on a Midnight Express.
… make you question your place in society, the innate class system that drives humankind, and the ultimate meaning of freedom. It will also make you question what the hell Chris Evans is doing actually Acting…

SOA – STA

SOAKED IN BLEACH

7 Star

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SOAKED IN BLEACH

Release: Jun 15 – Review: 7 Dec 15
Soaked in memoria.
… compelling evidence from a private investigator points to Cobain’s death being a meticulously planned murder! By his wife, Courtney Love!

THE SOCIAL NETWORK

8 Star

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THE SOCIAL NETWORK

Release: Oct 10 – Review: 20 Feb 11
Revenge of the Nerd.
Eisenberg is boy-genius Mark Zuckerberg, creator of the most insidious computer virus since electricity was invented – Facebook.

THE SOLOIST

6 Star

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THE SOLOIST

Release: Apr 09 – Review: 29 Oct 09
Biting The Hand That Exploits You.
Nathaniel Ayers is not a genius in any sense of the word. Still, in Hollywood, you don’t need to be a genius to make it. Just ask Bret Michaels.

SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME

5 Star

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SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME

Release: Jul 56 – Review: 27 Jan 13
The Passion of the Goombah.
If you can get past Paul Newman’s insufferable “schoolyard Italian” SOMEBODY UP THERE LIKES ME is… well, it’s still pretty mediocre.

SOMETHING THE LORD MADE

8 Star

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SOMETHING THE LORD MADE

Release: May 04 – Review: 30 Dec 09
I Heart Heart Surgery.
… addresses an aspect so embedded in our modern culture we take it for granted – the story of the first heart bypass surgeries.

SOMETHING'S GOTTA GIVE

6 Star

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SOMETHING’S GOTTA GIVE

Release: Dec 03 – Review: 13 Aug 10
Something’s gotta give – Jack’s heart, Diane’s hips, or my patience.
The young audience who usually falls for romantic fluff don’t really want to see their grandparents grinding. And the old folk for whom this movie resonates should know better.

SON OF GOD

5 Star

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SON OF GOD

Release: Dec 67 – Review: 5 Jul 14
Another reboot for the best-looking zombie in history.
… about the Middle Eastern boy bitten by a radioactive angel, who becomes Caucasian with super powers.

SON OF GODZILLA

3 Star

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SON OF GODZILLA

Release: Dec 67 – Review: 5 Jul 14
Baby moviemaking spawns baby monster.
… mindlessly boring story of a “baby Godzilla” hatching, and its mother?/father? Godzilla protecting it from predators and teaching it The Way Of The Rubber Suit.

SON OF KONG

5 Star

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SON OF KONG

Release: Dec 33 – Review: 9 Apr 17
Throwing out the baby with the floodwater.
… trades on one outstanding moment, that will haunt you forever. Trouble is, it takes five-thousand swishy B-movie moments to arrive there.

THE SONG OF BERNADETTE

1 Star

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THE SONG OF BERNADETTE

Release: Dec 43 – Review: 27 Jul 08
Song Sung Kazoo.
… a miracle that the world heeded an 1858 French peasant nutjob, Bernadette Soubirous, who claimed to have seen 18 “visions” of Virgin Mary near Lourdes…

THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME

8 Star

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THE SONG REMAINS THE SAME

Release: Oct 76 – Review: 24 Nov 10
The Piper’s calling you to join him…
Enigmatic, visceral, inspiring, Led Zeppelin’s 1976 concert film at Madison Square Garden remains a towering monolith by which all other dick-measuring concert films are measured.

THE SOPRANOS SEASON 3-30: EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

9 Star

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THE SOPRANOS SEASON 3-30: EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH

Release: Feb 01 – Review: 19 Mar 01
The Anti-Social Truth behind the Socially-Acceptable Fiction.
… touched upon that raw nerve that scares society into viewing itself as it really is; where Justice is truly only a euphemism for revenge.

THE SOPRANOS SEASON 3-30: UNIVERSITY

9 Star

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THE SOPRANOS SEASON 3-32: UNIVERSITY

Release: Feb 01 – Review: 3 Apr 01
Bringing True Violence to the Simulated Screen.
… the nature of True Violence is explored graphically, in a story constructed with such precious care…

THE SOPRANOS SEASON 3-38: AMOUR FOU

8 Star

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THE SOPRANOS SEASON 3-38: AMOUR FOU

Release: Feb 01 – Review: 3 Apr 01
Women Be Crazy.
Only women can get away with the brainlessness they so openly exhibit toward men…

A SOUND OF THUNDER

1 Star

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A SOUND OF THUNDER

Release: Sep 05 – Review: 24 Nov 09
A Sound of Chunder.
… for which Bradbury should sue the pants and underpants and ass-hairs off these filmmakers.

SOURCE CODE

8 Star

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SOURCE CODE

Release: Apr 11 – Review: 6 May 11
Riding the Lightning Across the (Parallel) Universe.
DONNIE DARKO brings his penchant for skipping across parallel universes to the twisted love-child of INCEPTION and GROUNDHOG DAY.

SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

7 Star

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SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU

Release: Aug 16 – Review: 31 Aug 16
Obama batting Smoove.
… the fictional first date of Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson in 1989.

SPACE COWBOYS

8 Star

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SPACE COWBOYS

Release: Aug 2000 – Review: 17 Jan 06
American Hero Sandwich.
Eastwood explores exactly what makes these implausible candidates for this mission such plausible Heroes.

SPANGLISH

6 Star

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SPANGLISH

Release: Dec 04 – Review: 1 Jan 06
Renaissance Sandler.
Boy Sandler actually portrays a Real Human in SPANGLISH – a well-rounded, successful husband and father, as far removed from any of his other roles as Rob Schneider is from comedy.

THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

7 Star

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THE SPECIAL RELATIONSHIP

Release: May 10 – Review: 24 Jun 10
Blair and Bubba: A Love Story.
A touching bromance between two heads of state.

SPECIES

6 Star

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SPECIES

Release: Jul 95 – Review: 28 Jun 09
Darwin never looked so good.
It’s ALIEN with a spectacular pair of natural knockers.

SPECTRE

6 Star

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SPECTRE

Release: Nov 15 – Review: 19 Dec 15
Same old Bond! What did you ex-spectre?
How do we get excited over a spy who’s using technology that’s less impressive than what’s keeping my balls irradiated?

SPEED

7 Star

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SPEED

Release: Jun 94 – Review: 14 Feb 10
Driving Miss Dazey.
We could complain about the unreality of taking hard right turns at 50 mph, or the fact that Keanu couldn’t possibly consider his performance “acting” – but everyone’s just having way too much fun.

SPIDER-MAN 2002

7 Star

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SPIDER-MAN 2002

Release: May 02 – Review: Jun 02
Hangin’ With The Big Boys.
SPIDER-MAN joins the pantheon of underpanted heroes whom the movie forum has portrayed as mightily as their bulging quadriceps…

SPIDER-MAN 2

7 Star

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SPIDER-MAN 2

Release: Jun 04 – Review: 6 Feb 07
Spider Sense-tingling.
… more action-packed, more thrill-rided, more rollercoastered than SPIDER-MAN…

SPIDER-MAN 3

8 Star

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SPIDER-MAN 3

Release: May 07 – Review: 20 May 07
Really Swingin’.
… a swingin’ soiree; a chill-er thriller ladykiller that tops both its previous incarnations with smooth-headed, web-spangling adventure…

SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

8 Star

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SPIDER-MAN: HOMECOMING

Release: Jul 17 – Review: 6 Sep 17
This ain’t your daddy’s underoos…
… follows the retconned Peter Parker in his quest to become Tony Stark’s bottom bitch.

SPLICE

6 Star

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SPLICE

Release: Jun 10 – Review: 13 Feb 11
Gene Genie.
A gene-spliced organism causes havoc for the two scientists who created it…  mostly because it looks like a hot naked French model.

SPLIT 2017

8 Star

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SPLIT 2017

Release: Jan 17 – Review: 9 Mar 17
Multiple McAvoy, Numinous Night.
If you like James McAvoy, then you’ll love SPLIT. It stars James McAvoy. And James McAvoy. And James McAvoy. And James McAvoy.

SPOTLIGHT

9 Star

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SPOTLIGHT

Release: Nov 15 – Review: 12 Dec 15
Pederast Priests and The Coverup That Rocked a Religion.
If only the movie SPOTLIGHT was called BUSTING RAPIST PRIESTS, maybe it would be better served by its title.

THE STAND

5 Star

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THE STAND

Release: May 1994 – Review: 9 Jun 05
My Favorite Martian versus Garth Brooks.
… director Mick Garris and the tome’s author himself, Stephen King, offer us a vapid TV visualization of the book, diminishing all its epic impact.

STAND UP GUYS

7 Star

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STAND UP GUYS

Release: Feb 13 – Review: 22 May 14
Say goodnight to the bad guys…
The KING OF NEW YORK takes SCARFACE for one last night on the town. Before he has to kill him.

STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE

5 Star

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STAR TREK THE MOTION PICTURE

Release: Dec 79 – Review: 6 Aug 09
Attack of The Motionless Picture.
… a plodding masterpiece; brains but no balls; a whole lotta nothing, to say a small lotta something.

STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN

7 Star

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STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN

Release: Jun 82 – Review: 6 Aug 09
Yes We Khaaaaan!
Can we find anyone in the galaxy who can chew more cheese onscreen than James Tiberius Kirk?

STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK

5 Star

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STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK

Release: Jun 84 – Review: 7 Aug 09
The Search for Plot.
The rumors of his death have been greatly exaggerated.

STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME

7 Star

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STAR TREK IV: THE VOYAGE HOME

Release: Nov 86 – Review: 30 Apr 08
Camping in a Row of Future Tense.
I could say this movie was “a whale of a time” but it wasn’t really. Starting with a promising premise, as the story unfolded, it quickly lost its porpoise.

STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER

6 Star

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STAR TREK V: THE FINAL FRONTIER

Release: Jun 89 – Review: 8 Aug 09
The Final Affront Here.
Shatner directs! Oh, what a marvelous disaster!

STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

8 Star

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STAR TREK VI: THE UNDISCOVERED COUNTRY

Release: Dec 91 – Review: 9 Dec 09
Deeper Than Deep Space.
… making sociological references from the whole spectrum of history and literature, and the principal cast pretend-acting better than they’ve ever pretended to act before.

STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT

5 Star

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STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT

Release: Nov 96 – Review: 26 Oct 16
Unnecessary Racket!
Everyone gives Jonathan Frakes more rope than he deserves as a director. No wonder he hangs himself with STAR TREK: FIRST CONTACT.

STAR TREK: GENERATIONS

4 Star

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STAR TREK: GENERATIONS

Release: Nov 94 – Review: 6 Sep 09
Generation Pap.
… made to showcase the TREK TV spinoff, THE NEXT GENERATION; instead, the singular event on all our minds is how Kirk is going to eat it.

STAR TREK: INSURRECTION

6 Star

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STAR TREK: INSURRECTION

Release: Dec 98 – Review: 2 Feb 17
Insert Erection!
… another example of an excellent idea – and I’m not being sarcastic! – ruined by small screen sensibilities and mediocre production values.

STAR TREK NEMESIS

4 Star

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STAR TREK: NEMESIS

Release: Dec 02 – Review: 8 Feb 14
Nature vs. Nurture vs. Nemesis.
… the fourth and last Next Generation adventure, continuing the STAR TREK legacy with beige talking, TV action hero poses and little to no adventure.

STAR TREK 2009

7 Star

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STAR TREK 2009

Release: May 09 – Review: 20 Jun 09
All-New, All-Improved, Same-ole Same-ole.
If this don’t keep the fanboys happy, nothin’ will.

STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS

7 Star

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STAR TREK: INTO DARKNESS

Release: May 13 – Review: 7 Jul 13
The Wrath Of Cumberbatch.
Hold up a mirror to INTO DARKNESS and you will see THE WRATH OF KHAN. But the ham and cheese has been left back there on Fantasy Island.

STAR WARS: EPISODE I - THE PHANTOM MENACE

4 Star

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STAR WARS: EPISODE I – THE PHANTOM MENACE

Release: May 99 – Review: 4 May 09
A Legend unravels…
And like Big Government, PHANTOM MENACE talks too much, dazzles with special effects, overdoses on misdirection – and says nothing.

STAR WARS: EPISODE II - ATTACK OF THE CLONES

5 Star

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STAR WARS: EPISODE II – ATTACK OF THE CLONES

Release: May 02 – Review: Jul 02
CGI = Cast Grossly Inessential.
… hamhanded attempts at characterization and kindergarten dialogue in this vacuous corporate merchandising advertisement thinly-disguised as a movie.

STAR WARS: EPISODE III - REVENGE OF THE SITH

5 Star

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STAR WARS: EPISODE III – REVENGE OF THE SITH

Release: May 05 – Review: May 05
The Sith Hits The Fans: A Cultural Calamity.
… is darker than other STAR WARS episodes in the sense that “Scooby Doo Meets Dracula” is darker than “Scooby Doo Meets the Harlem Globetrotters”.

STAR WARS: EPISODE IV - A NEW HOPE

10 Star

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STAR WARS: EPISODE IV – A NEW HOPE

Release: May 77 – Review: 16 May 07
A Legend Begins… from the middle…
… a revelation and a revolution. There will never be anything like it again.

STAR WARS: EPISODE V - THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

8 Star

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STAR WARS: EPISODE V – THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK

Release: May 80 – Review: 18 Jun 07
Empirical Satirical.
… brimming with hilarity, humanity and paternity, is the best of the STAR WARS series.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VI - RETURN OF THE JEDI

7 Star

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STAR WARS: EPISODE VI – RETURN OF THE JEDI

Release: May 83 – Review: 27 Jun 09
The Jedi Mind(less) Trick.
… the Galactic Empire has returned with another planet-sized space station to terrorize the galaxy. And the Rebel Alliance has returned to break it.

STAR WARS: EPISODE VII - THE FORCE AWAKENS

7 Star

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STAR WARS: EPISODE VII – THE FORCE AWAKENS

Release: Dec 15 – Review: 20 Feb 16
You changed your hair. Same jacket.
… Jar Jar Abrams continues the gospel of Mayhew, Mark, Luke and Ren.

STARCRASH

1 Star

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STARCRASH

Release: Dec 78 – Review: 12 May 17
Star what now?–
A smoking hot chick in a bikini, a robot named Larry the Cable Guy and a guy with a perm to die for, go in search of Princess David Hasselhoff, who is the son of Christopher Plummer, the Emperor of the First Circle of the Universe. Stop laughing.

STATE OF PLAY

8 Star

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STATE OF PLAY

Release: Apr 09 – Review: 25 Sep 09
ALL THE PRESIDENT’S MEN meets Blackwater.
Writer Mathew Michael Carnahan once again displays his uncanny Beltway underbelly knowledge and knack for conjuring compelling stories from dry political duplicity.

STE – SYR

STEALTH

3 Star

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STEALTH

Release: Jun 05 – Review: 15 May 13
Top Dumb.
… Josh Lucas, Jessica Biel and Jamie Foxx as the three top gun pilots the robot plane may potentially replace. Ironically, in this movie, they all act like robots.

STEP BROTHERS

4 Star

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STEP BROTHERS

Release: Jul 08 – Review: 10 Aug 09
Steps in it.
Will Ferrel as Adam Sandler and John C. Reilly as a funny Will Ferrel.

STEP INTO LIQUID

7 Star

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STEP INTO LIQUID

Release: Jan 06 – Review: 7 Sep 10
Liquid Assets.
Dana Brown’s tribute to board-dom is not just an esoteric in-gag for surfers. It embraces every one of us citizens of the shore alike and flings us headlong into the passion…

STEVE JOBS

9 Star

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STEVE JOBS

Release: Oct 15 – Review: 7 Nov 15
Nerd against Geek in a battle to the Steve.
STEVE JOBS is a savage attack dog of a movie. Like Steve Jobs.

STEVE JOBS: ONE LAST THING

6 Star

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STEVE JOBS: ONE LAST THING

Release: Nov 11 – Review: 12 Apr 15
One Lasting Thing.
… documents the incredible life of innovator, entrepreneur and Apple founder Steven Paul Jobs (1955-2011), showing the good, the bad and the techno.

STOP-LOSS

8 Star

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STOP-LOSS

Release: Mar 08 – Review: 22 Nov 08
Nothing Stops the Loss.
… a fine print clause in military contracts to stop the loss of American troops from active service – by forcing them back onto the death fields at the behest of the Murderer in Chief.

STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

7 Star

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STRAIGHT OUTTA COMPTON

Release: Aug 15 – Review: 23 Aug 15
Attitude Adjustaz.
… powerful black biopic, made for weak-kneed whites. The rise, dissolution and ongoing legacy of Niggaz wit’ Attitude.

STRANGE WILDERNESS

1 Star

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STRANGE WILDERNESS

Release: Feb 08 – Review: 7 Mar 12
Wild(ly retarded) Kingdom.
… acting so directionless and amateurish Hayden Christensen called and threatened legal action.

A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

7 Star

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A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE

Release: 1951 – Review: 3 Oct 05
A Juggernaut Named Brando.
There are three reasons for watching A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE: Brando. Brando. Brando.

STREETS OF FIRE

4 Star

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STREETS OF FIRE

Release: Jun 84 – Review: 1 Mar 11
Rock and Roll Fable Disable.
Like one of the songs that salubrious Diane Lane lip-syncs, the movie goes Nowhere Fast.

SUDDEN IMPACT

6 Star

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SUDDEN IMPACT

Release: Dec 83 – Review: 25 Aug 13
Dirty Sondra.
… this time, it’s not “Dirty” Harry Callahan doing the killing – it’s his chick!

SUDDENLY

6 Star

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SUDDENLY

Release: Sep 54 – Review: 13 Nov 14
Suddenly Moral Ambiguity.
An assassination attempt on the president of the United States – by Ol’ Blue Eyes!

SUDDENLY 2013

3 Star

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SUDDENLY 2013

Release: Sep 13 – Review: 15 Nov 14
Suddenly Unnecessarily.
… a moronic action movie created specifically to give erections to Republicans.

SULLY

8 Star

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SULLY

Release: Sep 16 – Review: 15 Sep 16
Glide to Glory.
Even Jesus only walked on water. Chesley Sullenberger landed a plane on it!

THE SUM OF ALL FEARS

4 Star

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THE SUM OF ALL FEARS

Release: May 02 – Review: 30 Jan 04
Ford Power.
… an inadequate, impotent re-imagining of a well-known filmic character.

SUPER

7 Star

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SUPER

Release: Apr 11 – Review: 22 Oct 11
Super Dupe-r.
… seems just another plagiaristic permutation of Hero-Without-Powers, but there is a touching pathos to Frank that all us downtrodden mortals can relate to…

SUPER SIZE ME

8 Star

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SUPER SIZE ME

Release: May 04 – Review: 20 Oct 09
Eat It To Death.
… one man’s personable and engaging take on the putrefaction of his innards.

SUPERBAD

7 Star

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SUPERBAD

Release: Aug 07 – Review: 23 Mar 09
Superbad: The Quest for Piece.
… bullet-train urgency, modern crudeness and razorburn truths, like a bear trap slamming over your scrote.

SUPERMAN

7 Star

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SUPERMAN

Release: Dec 78 – Review: 11 Jul 06
One Part Steel, Two Parts Cheese.
When it’s good, SUPERMAN, like its hero, is super. When it’s bad, it is cheesier than a German cheese festival.

SUPERMAN II

6 Star

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SUPERMAN II

Release: Jul 81 – Review: 9 Dec 06
It’s a bird. It’s plain. It’s not super, man.
SUPERMAN II is two movies mashed together to make HALF a movie.

SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT

6 Star

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SUPERMAN II: THE RICHARD DONNER CUT

Release: Nov 06 – Review: 1 Aug 10
The Donner Party.
… better than the Richard Lester debacle. But not by much.

SUPERMAN III

3 Star

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SUPERMAN III

Release: Jun 83 – Review: 8 Jul 10
The Last Gasp of the Last Son of Krypton.
It’s a Richard Pryor movie starring Superman. No, it’s a Superman movie starring Richard Pryor. Whatever it is, no one’s taking SUPERMAN III seriously.

SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE

3 Star

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SUPERMAN IV: THE QUEST FOR PEACE

Release: Jul 87 – Review: 2 Dec 10
When super boy scouts bring peacenik fascism.
… Christopher Reeve would never get the chance to atone for all the waterheads around him who sullied the majestic concept that he alone would remain the Face of.

SUPERMAN RETURNS

7 Star

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SUPERMAN RETURNS

Release: Jun 06 – Review: 4 Jul 06
Ol’ Blue Eyes Is Back.
… merely a retelling of Richard Donner’s 1978 SUPERMAN for the iPod generation.

SURF'S UP

7 Star

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SURF’S UP

Release: Jun 07 – Review: 28 Jun 07
SURF’S UP, Up and Away.
Despite its mundane title, SURF’S UP is a totally tubular surfari of relentless comedy and madboy cuteness.

SURROGATES

8 Star

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SURROGATES

Release: Sep 09 – Review: 7 Mar 10
Rage Against The Machines.
Into this world where we poke, surf, tweet, blog, smile, frown, pillow fight – all without actually DOING any of it – comes a movie showing us exactly what would happen if our computers really could poke, surf, blog, smile, frown and pillow fight for us.

SURVIVING CHRISTMAS

2 Star

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SURVIVING CHRISTMAS

Release: Oct 04 – Review: 28 May 06
Surviving Affleck.
… another unfortunate example of James Gandolfini proving what a great actor he is whilst simultaneously besmirching his career by acting in this film.

SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

8 Star

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SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET

Release: Dec 07 – Review: 8 Jan 08
Slashing Singing Scissorhands.
Violent, gruesome, blackly hilarious, deliriously entertaining, director Tim Burton’s vision of SWEENEY TODD is a wild cry of bloodlust put to song.

SWING-VOTE

3 Star

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SWING VOTE

Release: Aug 08 – Review: 14 Dec 11
Blockheading the vote.
… stupider than a session of the United States Congress…

THE SWITCH

3 Star

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THE SWITCH

Release: Aug 10 – Review: 10 Jan 15
Like taking a shot in the mouth and not having anywhere to spit.
It’s about a woman craving a baby. And 90% of the men have left the room…

SYRIANA

8 Star

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SYRIANA

Release: Dec 05 – Review: 31 Dec 05
Oil Is Not Well.
Stephen Gaghan uses the neck-snapping plotline to illustrate how oil machinations on a global level affect lives on a personal level.