Saturday, December 29, 2007
1. "Because I Said So"
"This is Diane Keaton, people. 'Manhattan.' 'Annie Hall.' 'The Godfather.' 'Looking for Mr. Goodbar.' Acting like a whooping crane on Ritalin and getting hit in the face with a bar mitzvah cake. There oughta be a law." (The Washington Post)
2. "The Number 23"
"An accidental comedy starring a deadly serious Jim Carrey." (New York Times)
"Can you suffocate by constantly stifling yawns? If so, 'Premonition' should be labeled a public health threat." (Minneapolis Star Tribune)
4. "The Reaping"
"Why were they . . . ? Did she . . . ? Couldn't he have just . . . ? Since I have no intention of watching the movie two more times to sort it all out, I'm left disgruntled." (Chicago Sun-Times)
5. "Good Luck Chuck"
"There is a scene in this movie where a penguin bites Dane Cook in the crotch. I'd like to find that penguin and buy it a drink." ("At the Movies with Ebert & Roeper")
6. "Perfect Stranger"
"Pink is the new black, 50 is the new 30 and, at the movies, confusion is the new suspense." (Variety)
7. "License to Wed"
"If ever there was a ceremony or ritual that needed to be called off, it is the one that begins with the act of buying a ticket for this movie." (Christianity Today)
"Surely some humanitarian organization will recognize the selflessness with which Murphy has taken three of the movie's major roles, thus saving two other actors from a nasty black mark on their r¿sum¿s." (Los Angeles Times)
9. "Daddy Day Camp"
"Not quite as funny as a perforated ulcer." (Toronto Star)
10. "Happily N'Ever After"
"All it lacks is wit, character and laughs." (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)
-- Rachel Beckman