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  1. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Unstoppable (2010)

    Tomatometer: 86

    Average Rating: 6.9/10
    Reviews Counted: 102
    Fresh: 88 | Rotten: 14

    "As fast, loud, and relentless as the train at the center of the story, Unstoppable is perfect popcorn entertainment -- and director Tony Scott's best movie in years."

    Average Rating: 7.1/10
    Critic Reviews: 30
    Fresh: 27 | Rotten: 3

    Audience: 83

    liked it
    Average Rating: 3.9/5
    User Ratings: 19100

    Movie Info

    Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense

    Synopsis: "Unstoppable, a 20th Century Fox drama about a runaway train carrying a cargo of toxic chemicals. Pits an engineer and his conductor in a race against time. They're chasing the runaway train in a separate locomotive and need to bring it under control before it derails on a curve and causes a toxic spill that will decimate a town."

    Rated: PG-13 [See Full Rating] for sequences of action and peril, and some language

    Running Time: 1 hr. 38 min.

    In Theaters: Nov 12, 2010 Wide

    Distributor:20th Century Fox

    Directed By: Tony Scott

    Cast: Denzel Washington, Chris Pine, Rosario Dawson, Ethan Suplee

    Poster: Very Poor

    Trailer: Now This is an Effective Trailer

    Pro: The cast

    Con: The concept has been done "Runaway Train", etc.

    Verdict: Yes, probably.
  2. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 1999
    star 7
    I'm no fan of Tony Scott -- and didn't he just make a train movie? -- but the reviews have convinced me to throw this on the queue.
  3. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2000
    star 8
    Surprisingly, this looks good to me.
  4. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Morning Glory (2010)

    Tomatometer: 55 per cent

    Average Rating: 6/10
    Reviews Counted: 117
    Fresh: 64 | Rotten: 53

    "It's lifted by affable performances from its impeccable cast, and it's often charming -- but Morning Glory is also inconsistent and derivative."

    Audience: 66 per cent liked it

    Movie Info

    Genre: Comedy

    Synopsis: "From director Roger Michell ("Notting Hill," "Venus"), producer J.J. Abrams (Felicity," "Alias," "Lost," "Star Trek," "Fringe"), and writer Aline Brosh McKenna ("The Devil Wears Prada," "27 Dresses"), comes "Morning Glory," a new romantic comedy set in the hilarious and dysfunctional world of morning television. Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford and Diane Keaton star, along with Patrick Wilson and Jeff Goldblum. When hard-working TV producer Becky Fuller (McAdams) is fired from a local news program, her career begins to look as bleak as her hapless love life. Stumbling into a job at "Daybreak" (the last-place national morning news show), Becky decides to revitalize the show by bringing on legendary TV anchor Mike Pomeroy (Ford). Unfortunately, Pomeroy refuses to cover morning show staples like celebrity gossip, weather, fashion and crafts, let alone work with his new co-host, Colleen Peck (Keaton), a former beauty queen and longtime morning show personality, who is more than happy covering morning "news." As Mike and Colleen clash, first behind the scenes and then on the air, Becky's blossoming love affair with fellow producer, Adam Bennett (Wilson) begins to unravel. And soon Becky is struggling to save her relationship, her reputation, her job and ultimately, the show itself. -- (C) Paramount"

    Rated: PG-13 [See Full Rating] for some sexual content including dialogue, language and brief drug references

    Running Time: 1 hr. 42 min.

    In Theaters: Nov 10, 2010 Wide

    US Box Office:$11.8M

    Starring: Rachel McAdams, Harrison Ford, Diane Keaton

    Poster: Not bad, not great

    Trailer: Ditto

    Pro: the Cast

    Con: the reviews

    Verdict: TV on a slow night
  5. Master_Jaina1011 Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    May 20, 2002
    star 4
    I saw Unstoppable and I thought it was pretty good.

    The entire theater was quiet during the tense parts and cheered at the end. So all in all awesome movie.

    (also help I adore Chris Pine...and Denzel of course)
  6. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2000
    star 8
    I've got to say this is perfect casting for Harrison Ford. I'd like to see this one just to see him do this role. Plus, Rachel McAdams is not only incredibly attractive, but also very talented, one of the few in the new crop of actresses of her age that actually is.
  7. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Tangled (2010)

    Tomatometer: 89 per cent

    Average Rating: 7.6/10
    Reviews Counted: 80
    Fresh: 71 | Rotten: 9

    "While far from Disney's greatest film, Tangled is a visually stunning, thoroughly entertaining addition to the studio's classic animated canon."

    Audience: 84 per cent

    liked it
    Average Rating: 4.1/5
    User Ratings: 18855

    Movie Info

    Genre: Animation, Kids & Family, Musical & Performing Arts, Comedy

    Synopsis: "Walt Disney Pictures presents "Tangled," one of the most hilarious, hair-raising tales ever told. When the kingdom's most wanted-and most charming-bandit Flynn Rider (voice of Zachary Levi) hides out in a mysterious tower, he's taken hostage by Rapunzel (voice of Mandy Moore), a beautiful and feisty tower-bound teen with 70 feet of magical, golden hair. Flynn's curious captor, who's looking for her ticket out of the tower where she's been locked away for years, strikes a deal with the handsome thief and the unlikely duo sets off on an action-packed escapade, complete with a super-cop horse, an over-protective chameleon and a gruff gang of pub thugs. In theaters this holiday season in Disney Digital 3D(TM), "Tangled" is a story of adventure, heart, humor and hair-lots of hair. -- (C) Disney"

    Rated: PG [See Full Rating] for brief mild violence

    Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.

    In Theaters: Nov 24, 2010 Wide

    Distributor:Walt Disney Pictures

    Directed By: Nathan Greno , Byron Howard

    Written By: Jacob Grimm, Wilhelm Grimm, Dan Fogelman
    Cast:
    Mandy Moore
    (Rapunzel)
    *
    Zachary Levi
    (Flynn Rider)
    *
    Donna Murphy
    (Mother Gothel)
    *
    Ron Perlman
    (Stabbington Brother)
    *
    Jeffrey Tambor
    (Big Nose Thug)
    *
    Paul F. Tompkins
    (Short Thug)
    *
    Brad Garrett
    (Hook Hand Thug)
    *
    Richard Kiel
    (Vlad)

    Poster: Witty

    Trailer: Not seen it

    Pro: the cast, the reviews

    Con: "It's Disney!"

    Verdict: The reviews seem very good, possibly at the theatre.
  8. Klimt_Of_Tornesdal Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Dec 8, 1999
    star 3
    Hey, it's got Zach Levi in it, that's enough to get me along to see it. And after seeing the trailer on YouTube, I can't wait to see more of the horse. :p
  9. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    Burlesque (2010)

    Tomatometer: 32 per cent

    Average Rating: 4.8/10
    Reviews Counted: 84
    Fresh: 27 | Rotten: 57

    Campy and clichéd, Burlesque wastes its talented cast (including a better-than-expected Christina Aguilera) on a movie that wavers uncertainly between "bad" and "so bad it's good."

    Audience: 82 per cent

    liked it
    Average Rating: 4.1/5
    User Ratings: 14619

    Movie Info

    Genre: Drama, Romance, Musical & Performing Arts

    Synopsis: "Ali (Christina Aguilera) is a small-town girl with a big voice who escapes hardship and an uncertain future to follow her dreams to LA. After stumbling upon The Burlesque Lounge, a majestic but ailing theater that is home to an inspired musical revue, Ali lands a job as a cocktail waitress from Tess (Cher), the club's proprietor and headliner. Burlesque's outrageous costumes and bold choreography enrapture the young ingenue, who vows to perform there one day. Soon enough, Ali builds a friendship with a featured dancer (Julianne Hough), finds an enemy in a troubled, jealous performer (Kristen Bell), and garners the affection of Jack (Cam Gigandet), a bartender and fellow musician. With the help of a sharp-witted stage manager (Stanley Tucci) and gender-bending host (Alan Cumming), Ali makes her way from the bar to the stage. Her spectacular voice restores The Burlesque Lounge to its former glory, though not before a charismatic entrepreneur (Eric Dane) arrives with an enticing proposal..."

    Rated: PG-13 [See Full Rating] for sexual content including several suggestive dance routines, partial nudity, language and some thematic material

    Running Time: 1 hr. 40 min.

    In Theaters: Nov 24, 2010 Wide

    Distributor: Productora Fílmica Real S.A.

    Directed By: Steve Antin

    Cast: Cher, Christina Aguilera, Stanley Tucci, Alan Cumming, Kristen Bell.

    Poster: So-so

    Trailer: Say what?

    Pro: Some of the cast

    Con: Wanna bet this is campy?

    Verdict: TV on a slow night
  10. Havac Former Moderator

    Member Since:
    Sep 29, 2005
    star 7
    So, basically, it's a minimally sexed-up Hallmark movie.

    SKIP!
  11. hansen Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Apr 25, 2003
    star 4
    I'm gonna have to watch this one at some point, purely because of Stanley Tucci and Kristen Bell. I don't think I'm in any rush to see it though.
  12. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2000
    star 8
    Aguilera's a genuine talent. I stand by that. Also, it would hardly be painful to watch her do sexually suggestive dance routines. But then that's what the internet is for, I guess.
  13. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    JWD alerted me to this stink bomb:

    Nutcracker in 3D (2010)

    Tomatometer

    * All Critics
    * Top Critics

    0 per cent (yes, you read it right)

    Average Rating: 3/10
    Reviews Counted: 21
    Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 21

    No consensus yet. (oh yes, there is)
    0

    Average Rating: 3.6/10
    Critic Reviews: 11
    Fresh: 0 | Rotten: 11

    No consensus yet.

    Audience: 37 per cent

    liked it
    Average Rating: 2.6/5
    User Ratings: 1860


    Movie Info

    Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Art House & International, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Synopsis: "1920s Vienna. Nine-year-old Mary lives in a home filled with lovely things and loneliness. Bothered by bratty brother Max and neglected by well intentioned, but distracted, parents, she yearns for companionship and adventure. On Christmas Eve, Mary's beloved Uncle Albert arrives with the gift of a wooden nutcracker doll. Later that night, Mary's imagination brings the doll to life. Introducing himself as "NC," he takes her on a wondrous journey through a stunning dimension where toys assume human form and everything appears ten times larger. But danger lurks. An army of toothy rat creatures, led by the flamboyant Rat King and his devious mother, has unleashed a plot to overthrow humanity. When NC is captured and placed under a paralytic spell, Mary, Max and a spirited band of toy sidekicks must rescue him from the Rat King's clutches and thwart his wicked plans to 'ratify' the world."

    Rated: PG

    Running Time: 1 hr. 50 min.

    In Theaters: Nov 24, 2010 Limited

    US Box Office:$87.5k (you are seriously kidding me)

    Distributor:Freestyle Releasing

    Directed By: Andrey Konchalovskiy

    Cast: Hunyadi Aron, Pepe Balderrama, Fernanda Dorogi (can't lose with a cast like that!)

    Poster: Dull

    Trailer: Inexplicable

    Pro: Nada

    Con: Mucho

    Verdict: Roger Ebert Explains It All to You. Don't Take Your Tots Unless They're Into Satires on Fascism

  14. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2005
    star 5
    This guy used to be a collaborator of Tartovsky. Wow.
  15. Rogue1-and-a-half Manager Emeritus who is writing his masterpiece

    Member Since:
    Nov 2, 2000
    star 8
    He's got a great pedigree. But this looks absolutely dire. Dana Stevens over at Slate called it 'gnarled' and 'stunted,' which are not good adjectives for a kid's adaptation of The Nutcracker. Also, why is Albert Einstein celebrating Christmas? Isn't he, you know, Jewish?
  16. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    He was an atheist, actually. Which still begs the question.

    Next:

    The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader (2010)

    Tomatometer: 52 per cent

    Average Rating: 5.9/10
    Reviews Counted: 102
    Fresh: 53 | Rotten: 49

    "Its leisurely, businesslike pace won't win the franchise many new fans, but Voyage of the Dawn Treader restores some of the Narnia franchise's lost luster with strong performances and impressive special effects."

    50: Average Rating: 6/10
    Critic Reviews: 24
    Fresh: 12 | Rotten: 12

    Audience: 81 per cent

    liked it
    Average Rating: 4.1/5
    User Ratings: 83180

    Movie Info

    Genre: Action & Adventure, Kids & Family, Science Fiction & Fantasy

    Synopsis: "Lucy and Edmund Pevensie return to Narnia with their cousin Eustace where they meet up with Prince Caspian for a trip across the sea aboard the royal ship The Dawn Treader. Along the way they encounter dragons, dwarvf camps, and a band of lost warriors before reaching the edge of the world."

    Rated: PG [See Full Rating] for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action

    Running Time: 1 hr. 52 min.

    In Theaters: Dec 10, 2010 Wide

    Distributor:20th Century Fox

    Directed By: Michael Apted

    Written By: C.S. Lewis, Christopher Markus, Stephen McFeely

    Cast: Ben Barnes, Georgie Henley, Skandar Keynes, Will Poulter, Liam Neeson, Simon Pegg, Tilda Swinton

    Poster: Good

    Trailer: Confusing

    Pro: the cast

    Con: if you haven't read the book, go figure

    Verdict: Not my favorite of the books, except for Eustace, who I understand is well served by the movie...and the visuals are apparently great. Big difference in the critical and audience reactions, which suggests that this might well be successful.
  17. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    I thought Dawn Treader was one of the best Narnia books when I read it, but it doesn't sound like this new version is meant to be as good as the others. The cast were pretty good in the other movies so I'm expecting them to do well with it (although this time it's only the youngsters). Never cared for the religious undertones of the stories (Aslan being Jesus and all that) but it's good fantasy stuff.

    Unstoppable is OK, does what it says on the tin as a disaster movie. Good train stuff and Denzil Washington is reliable, but it's pretty generic.

    I may watch Burlesque mainly because it won't cost me anything and I can drool over Christina. I care not if she can't act if she's in a movie that is basically about her taking a lot of clothing off.
  18. Mastadge Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Jun 4, 1999
    star 7
    The title of Ebert's review of the film: "Keep it on! Keep it all on!" :p
  19. SithLordDarthRichie London CR

    Chapter Rep
    Member Since:
    Oct 3, 2003
    star 8
    I expext Aguilera to excell at the singing parts, but I'm not holding up much hope on the acting front :p
  20. The2ndQuest Tri-Mod With a Mouth

    Manager
    Member Since:
    Jan 27, 2000
    star 10
    Dawn Treader was rather dull (except maybe for one sequence that was done better Dead Man's Chest) and just really lacks any depth. Eustace was handled well, though. It's harmless for the kids, I suppose, but there's just not much there. A shame, because I thought Prince Caspian was a welcome improvement over the kinda-bland Wardrobe.

    It just seems like these movies so often feel like they're missing 10-15 minutes of character development, like they're rushing through the major plot points just to get to the end, not caring about having a fully realized movie.

    Dawn Treader just doesn't have much of a through-story to it, which makes things just feel random.

    Also, if you make the Jesus-Lion to actually be Jesus, it's no longer allegory, ugh...

  21. The_Four_Dot_Elipsis Force Ghost

    Member Since:
    Mar 3, 2005
    star 5
    I thought I was the only one who thought Prince Caspian was an improvement.

    Voyage of the Dawn Treader is indeed dull, but it has one slight advantage - Michael Apted's sense for visuals is stronger than Andrew Adamson. But then that's mooted by the fact that it's shot digitally, and looks slightly awful.

    This too. I had to stifle a laugh.
  22. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 1999
    star 6
    I'll probably see this one. I liked the previous two, and I'll give it a chance, thought maybe at a matinee, or second run theater.
  23. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    The Company Men (2010)

    Tomatometer: 70 per cent

    Average Rating: 7.1/10
    Reviews Counted: 27
    Fresh: 19 | Rotten: 8

    No consensus yet.

    Average Rating: 7.5/10
    Critic Reviews: 9
    Fresh: 7 | Rotten: 2

    No consensus yet.

    audience:68 per cent want to see

    Want To See: 5080
    Not Interested: 2429

    Genre: Drama

    Synopsis: "Bobby Walker (Ben Affleck) is living the American dream: great job, beautiful family, shiny Porsche in the garage. When corporate downsizing leaves him and co-workers Phil Woodward (Chris Cooper) and Gene McClary (Tommy Lee Jones) jobless, the three men are forced to re-define their lives as men, husbands, and fathers.

    Bobby soon finds himself enduring enthusiastic life coaching, a job building houses for his brother-in-law (Kevin Costner) which does not play to his executive skill set, and perhaps the realization that there is more to life than chasing the bigger, better deal. With humor, pathos, and keen observation, writer-director John Wells (the creator of "ER") introduces us to the new realities of American life. -- (C) Weinstein"

    Rated: R [See Full Rating] for language and brief nudity

    Running Time: 1 hr. 53 min.

    In Theaters: Jan 21, 2011 Wide

    Distributor:The Weinstein Company

    Directed By: John Wells

    Cast: Ben Affleck, Tommy Lee Jones, Maria Bello, Kevin Costner, Chris Cooper, Rosemary DeWitt, Craig T. Nelson, Eamonn Walker


    Poster: Good

    Trailer: Not Seen

    Pro: That's a great cast

    Con: First time director, whom I don't know

    Verdict: Not sure yet
  24. Darth Dark Helmet Manager Emeritus

    Member Since:
    Dec 27, 1999
    star 6
    Wasn't John Wells someone who worked a lot with Aaron Sorking on Sportsnight and West Wing? Sounds familier. Either way, haven't seen anything about this movie, (this is the first I've heard of it) and it sounds a lot like Jersey Girl.
  25. Nevermind Jedi Grand Master

    Member Since:
    Oct 14, 2001
    star 6
    I assume it's a good script or the cast wouldn't have signed on.