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Josh Gilchrist

Josh Gilchrist
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
2/4 81% Hellboy (2004) While Comic Book Movies may be the new fad, I'm hoping that the trend will quickly end its tenure of terrorizing the cinematic landscape.‐
Posted Apr 21, 2004
2/4 65% 13 Going on 30 (2004) "13 Going On 30" makes no apologies for being a carbon copy of 1988's "big," although it's inevitable that most audiences will wish that it did.‐
Posted Apr 21, 2004
2/4 53% Home on the Range (2004) The animation looks second rate, laughable even, when compared to the studios direct to video releases.‐
Posted Apr 5, 2004
2/4 29% Not Another Teen Movie (2001) Quote not available.‐
Posted Mar 16, 2004
2/4 46% Hidalgo (2004) Quote not available.‐
Posted Mar 16, 2004
5/5 100% The Odd Couple (1968) Quote not available.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Mar 15, 2004
5/5 100% Richard Pryor Live on the Sunset Strip (1982) Quote not available.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Mar 15, 2004
3/4 62% Starsky & Hutch (2004) This film benefits from a cool and breezy style, forcing some of the jokes but succeeding more often than not.‐
Posted Mar 8, 2004
4/4 97% Capturing the Friedmans (2003) This film is an American dream gone awry.‐
Posted Mar 8, 2004
3.5/4 57% Irréversible (2002) While Noé's vision can seem unrelentingly sadistic and sexist, the film's raw emotion keeps it afloat.‐
Posted Mar 8, 2004
3.5/4 85% Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) Uma Thurman's performance breaks down the emotional barriers that often keep an audience at a distance.‐
Posted Oct 15, 2003
2/4 91% School of Rock (2003) The problem is that the film has about as much creativity as the episode of Brady Bunch where the kids decide to put together a band.‐
Posted Oct 6, 2003
4/4 91% Whale Rider (2003) It's a subtle film with tracings of an art-house quality but-perhaps because the film is examining the old Maori legend-it becomes the perfect allegory for a young audience.‐
Posted Aug 13, 2003
2.5/4 45% Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over (2003) It's depressing to see that one of the few franchises built on teaching lessons is now just a summer popcorn movie.‐
Posted Jul 28, 2003
3.5/4 78% Seabiscuit (2003) The type of storytelling which could be found in cinemas before words like sequel and blue screen became part of our popular entertainment lexicon.‐
Posted Jul 28, 2003
2.5/4 29% It Runs in the Family (2003) It seems as though the Douglas' were desperate to work together so they didn't bother going out to find a quality film.‐
Posted Jul 15, 2003
2.5/4 85% X2: X-Men United (2003) Fans of the "X-Men" legacy will love the film. To the rest of us, it's as if we're asked to follow along on a trip without a roadmap to help guide the way.‐
Posted Jul 15, 2003
0/4 27% Daddy Day Care (2003) Daddy Day Care is a manufactured film which is willing to capitalize on the fact that a sucker of a filmgoer is born every minute.‐
Posted Jul 15, 2003
3.5/4 79% Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003) It feels like a cross between Errol Flynn and Monty Python.‐
Posted Jul 15, 2003
1.5/4 69% Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines (2003) "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" might be considered just as damaging to Arnold Schwarzenegger's impending political career as Watergate was for Nixon's.‐
Posted Jul 3, 2003
3.5/4 86% 28 Days Later (2003) This is a film which is driven by story, not violence.‐
Posted Jun 30, 2003
2.5/4 62% Hulk (2003) ...any film whose main character is supposed to be horrifying but looks more like a Disney character with a temper is bound to fail.‐
Posted Jun 23, 2003
2/4 30% Hollywood Homicide (2003) It's not a bad film, just a very tired one that wastes a good cast. Some people will like this movie. For the rest, the best time to see it is when it hits Blockbuster.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Jun 19, 2003
3/4 85% Bend It like Beckham (2003) Why does there seem to always be a popular fluff film out there? Because enough people out there are looking for just that, a fun film smothered in sweetness.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Jun 12, 2003
3/4 48% Bruce Almighty (2003) There's something to be said for a film that keeps us smiling rather than one that has a few funny moments before disappearing from memory forever.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted May 31, 2003
3/4 99% Finding Nemo (2003) ..the computer animated imagery is once again exquisite... The bad side, the story line is only pleasant.‐
Posted May 30, 2003
95% The Birth of a Nation (1915) It's a film that can easily be used to teach against racism, and it should be cherished instead of frowned upon.‐
Posted May 27, 2003
73% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) A cinematic orgy of action and eye candy.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted May 15, 2003
95% Monsoon Wedding (2002) The romantic comedy even goes into somber territory, but it never loses its grasp of tone or its undenying beauty.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted May 3, 2003
42% Anger Management (2003) It's not only a step back for Nicholson, but it's so humorless that it even brings Sandler down a notch, making him an even more insufferable basket case of nervous tics and self-deprecating humor.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted May 3, 2003
2.5/4 39% Agent Cody Banks (2003) Will kids enjoy this? Well, does a child like candy?‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Apr 6, 2003
2.5/4 40% The Core (2003) The film is an enjoyable vestige of the B movies of yesterday, not just in storyline but in cheap-looking effects. But with an $85 million budget, one wonders why the filmmakers voluntarily chose to make it look cheap.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Apr 6, 2003
95% The Pianist (2002) In ways, it's more effective than even Spielberg's Schindler's List... Polanski's work is more of a personal and therapeutic experience for him, going back to his Polish roots in the midst of the horror that he and his family witnessed firsthand.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Mar 17, 2003
0.5/4 44% Daredevil (2003) Daredevil is nothing more than a big train wreck of a film. Too bad those responsible for bringing it to theaters were not on the train when it derailed.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Feb 19, 2003
85% About Schmidt (2002) No film this year is more successful in rousing real feelings and reactions.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Feb 1, 2003
73% Gangs of New York (2002) Scorsese needs to be satisfied with his place as one of the most talented filmmakers instead of worrying about accolades he hasn't received.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Jan 21, 2003
58% Serendipity (2001) Serendipity director Peter Chelsom gives us charm instead of plot, romance instead of logic.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Dec 19, 2002
13% Town & Country (2000) Instead of humorous, this film is obtuse. Instead of romantic, it's boorish. Do yourself a favor and just pass on this bloated piece of gunk and rent some of the earlier films from director Woody Allen, which "Country" so woefully tries to emulate.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Dec 19, 2002
63% We Were Soldiers (2002) I didn't mind the film's sentimental view of GIs. It's stuff like this that gets me crying, especially in times of combat like now. I wasn't the only one wiping tears away. It's hard not to when you're proud to be an American.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Dec 19, 2002
39% Maid in Manhattan (2002) Manhattan is nothing more than a trite Christmas present from Lopez. This film seemed to last longer than some of her relationships.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Dec 18, 2002
69% Treasure Planet (2002) Treasure Planet is certainly suffering from creative schizophrenia.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Dec 11, 2002
47% Life as a House (2001) Life as a House is no cinematic masterpiece but it stays with you.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Nov 26, 2002
83% The Others (2001) Like a stranger following in the blackness of twilight, The Others creeps up on an audience when they least expect it and leaves them breathless and dreading. It's a throwback to psychological terror films of yesteryear. There's no blood or foresee‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Nov 26, 2002
58% Die Another Day (2002) After "Die Another Day" I'm not opposed to hearing the line "Bond, James Bond," again. After all of these years, even though he hasn't changed much, we can still rely on 007 to give us an adrenaline rush.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Nov 26, 2002
83% Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) There's not much I can recommend about this new installment. It's magical, & the special effects are certainly better this time around. What I miss is the story. Without the story, a fantasy is nothing more than strange creatures & some creative escape.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Nov 19, 2002
97% Spirited Away (2002) We are thrust into a kaleidoscopic wonderland for more than two hours, quite long for an animated film. There's enough adventure and jeopardy in this film to fill five films of this nature.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Nov 14, 2002
43% The Rules of Attraction (2002) It's a movie experience unlike most others. It's cynical to the point of mocking its own boorishness, but that can be enjoyable.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Oct 17, 2002
38% Sweet Home Alabama (2002) If this is Witherspoon's idea of a good career move, someone get this woman a career counselor, pronto.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Oct 8, 2002
41% The Four Feathers (2002) Four Feathers will please those of us who've been waiting to get lost in a historical epic. It isn't flawless, but then how many of those great old films were?‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Sep 24, 2002
39% Full Frontal (2002) This is a meaningful film trapped inside a half-baked film.‐ Billings Outpost (Montana)
Posted Sep 23, 2002