Australian Today Show Anchor Really, Really Hated Fifty Shades of Grey

Australian morning show personality Lisa Wilkinson saw Fifty Shades of Grey the other night. She did not enjoy it. » 2/12/15 9:35am 2/12/15 9:35am

— Helen Razer

who also writes: "I walked out when Samantha was throwing condoms all over an Arab state… I wonder if in SATC3, Carrie will not be played by… an enormous tube of product placement lubricant dressed in Alexander McQueeen." [BadHostess] » 6/01/10 5:40pm 6/01/10 5:40pm

Precious Is Heartbreaking, Hopeful

The reviews are in for Precious, and though some critics object to director Lee Daniels' "need to shove the reality of Precious' life in our faces," most say it's a brilliant film about hideous truths Hollywood usually ignores. » 11/06/09 2:40pm 11/06/09 2:40pm

Critics Have Violently Different Views Of Jennifer's Body

Reviewers are divided on whether Jennifer's Body is a clever satire of friendships between teen girls or like a "thing a cat might bury in a litter box and still keep building the covering because the stench can't be smothered." » 9/18/09 2:30pm 9/18/09 2:30pm

The September Issue Reveals Wintour's Not That Devilish, Prefers To…

While there's plenty of eye rolling and passive-aggressive banter in The September Issue, critics say Anna Wintour doesn't live up to her bitchy reputation. Either she's actually just a decisive boss, or she knew not to berate underlings on camera. » 8/28/09 4:40pm 8/28/09 4:40pm

Basterds Is Glorious, Entertaining (If You Don't Mind Rewritten History)

Fans of Quentin Tarantino say Inglourious Basterds is his best film since Pulp Fiction and the most creative World War II movie ever. But other critics are disappointed that (like many Tarantino films) it's just a pointless, bloody revenge fantasy. » 8/21/09 1:20pm 8/21/09 1:20pm

Ponyo Is Another Miyazaki Masterpiece That Isn't Just For Kids

Critics loved Ponyo, Hayao Miyazaki's latest film, and said its fantastical images, total lack of CGI, and unconventional female lead (described as a mix of Ralph Wiggum and the Tasmanian Devil) make it this summer's best animated film. » 8/14/09 2:30pm 8/14/09 2:30pm

Julie & Julia Needs More Julia, Only A Dash Of Julie

Critics say the Julia Child half of Julie & Julia is wonderful, thanks to Meryl Streep's predictably excellent performance, but even Amy Adams could not make modern day blogger Julie Powell likable. » 8/07/09 3:20pm 8/07/09 3:20pm

Half-Blood Prince Suffers From Lack Of Action, Emma Watson's Hotness

Though critics say Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is entertaining and well acted, they also worry that its teenage stars are now too attractive. » 7/15/09 4:40pm 7/15/09 4:40pm

Critics Laugh At Brüno, So It Must Not Be Offensive

Half the point of Brüno is to stir up controversy, and it's been successful, with many questioning the film's depiction of homosexuals. But according to critics it's funny, so who cares if it's "the swishy gay equivalent of blackface?" » 7/09/09 5:20pm 7/09/09 5:20pm

Monsters Vs. Aliens Features 3-D Graphics, Flat Plot

Monsters vs. Aliens, which opens today, is DreamWorks' first film designed to be shown in 3-D, but despite a female protagonist and fantastic cast of funny men, critics say it's two-dimensional. » 3/27/09 5:20pm 3/27/09 5:20pm

Sunshine Cleaning Dusts Off Indie Movie Clichés

Set in Albuquerque, Sunshine Cleaning features a beat up van, a suicide subplot, and Alan Arkin bonding with a cute grandkid. Unsurprisingly, critics can't get over the film's similarity to Little Miss Sunshine. » 3/13/09 4:30pm 3/13/09 4:30pm

The Wrestler: "Rourke Gives The Performance Of His Life"

The Wrestler, the newest film by Darren Aronofsky, stars Mickey Rourke in a Golden Globe-nominated performance as washed-up '80s wrestler Randy Robinson. Did Rourke body-slam this role to movie history? Reviews, after jump. » 12/17/08 2:20pm 12/17/08 2:20pm

Doubt: "Viola Davis Will Blow Your Head Around Six Ways From Sunday"

How did critics treat Doubt, a film starring Meryl Streep and Philip Seymor Hoffman and based on the award-winning play by John Patrick Shanley, the film's director/writer? The answer, of course, after the jump. » 12/12/08 12:30pm 12/12/08 12:30pm

Rachel Getting Married: Anne Hathaway Gets Her Angst On

Rachel Getting Married » 10/03/08 4:30pm 10/03/08 4:30pm, the latest offering by director Jonathan Demme, is being acclaimed by many critics as one of Demme's best films to date. The film is centered around the days leading up to Rachel's (Rosemarie DeWitt) wedding and a visit from her eternally rehabbing sister Kym (Anne Hathaway) whose propensity…

Trouble The Water Gives One Woman's Katrina Experience Airtime

Today is the third anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and with the memoirs and films » 8/29/08 3:20pm 8/29/08 3:20pm of the wreckage left after the natural destruction and human mismanagement comes the documentary . It stands out from previous films about Katrina because it includes first-person footage shot by a woman and her husband who were living…

The Truth Is, Mulder & Scully Are Just “Two 40-Something Adults With…

The X-Files: I Want to Believe premieres today, shrouded in its own set of Clintonian conspiracy theories. Can Agent Scully rekindle our fangirldom? Are our two special agents still an item? Who's the casting director that saw rapper Xzibit and thought "FBI agent?" Oh, and about that plot: it sounds like a mediocre… » 7/25/08 2:30pm 7/25/08 2:30pm

The Dark Knight: The Movie's Out, The Reviews Are In, And Heath Ledger…

You are probably well aware that the newest Batman movie, The Dark Knight opens today, and that it stars the late Heath Ledger as The Joker. This newest installment in the Batman series is, of course, set in a crime-ridden Gotham, where Batman (Christian Bale) meets The Joker, a super-villain who aims for complete… » 7/18/08 2:00pm 7/18/08 2:00pm

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Heard about Meet Dave? The movie follows a group of aliens from the planet Nil, who, with their captain (Eddie Murphy) travel to Earth in a spaceship/robot named Dave who is also played by Eddie Murphy. Apparently, a mish-mash of fish-out-of-water and space traveling hijincks ensue until Dave meets a young child who… » 7/11/08 1:30pm 7/11/08 1:30pm