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Eagle Eye (2008)
It’s a definite must-see.
 The word preposterous is too moderate to describe Eagle Eye. This film contains not a single plausible moment after the opening sequence, and that's borderline. It's not an assault on intelligence. It's an assault on consciousness.
 (Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times)
 A brain-squandering thriller.
 (Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly)
 From tepid start to laughable middle to thudding finish (and the final two minutes smack of a reshoot), it's nothing but a herky-jerky clusterfuck of noise and nonsense.
 (Robert Wilonsky, LA Weekly)
 It'd probably feel just a little bit timelier and more relevant if it took place in a universe that bore even the faintest resemblance to our own.
 (Nathan Rabin, The Onion)
 Hollywood superficiality at its most mindless? You bet.
 (Trevor Johnston, Time Out)
 Bewildering junk… Amazingly, Steven Spielberg was involved as producer. On this evidence, he needs to take a hard-earned rest. He wasn’t always this stupid. Nor did he always think we were.
 (Chris Tookey, Daily Mail)
TMNT (2007)
Fun for turtle fans of all ages!
Cloverfield (2008)
This is what going to the movies is all about.
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
An instant classic! Jack Black is hilarious.
Dr Seuss' Horton Hears a Who (2008)
Horton is hilarious! Brilliant from top to bottom. Finally, Dr. Seuss as it was meant to be seen. The first movie to truly capture the magic of The Seuss Imagination.
Stop-Loss (2008)
Stop-Loss has the next generation of great actors. Intense and inspirational.
Bra Boys (2008)
One of the best documentaries of the year…An eye-opening experience.
The Happening (2008)
Sick. Twisted. Disturbing.
You Don't Mess With The Zohan (2008)
Completely original, this is Adam Sandler doing what he does best. Zohan is a classic comedy character that audiences will love for years to come. The most bankable comedic star in Hollywood strikes again.
RocknRolla (2008)
One of the coolest films of the year! It explodes off the screen.
Madagascar 2: Escape 2 Africa (2008)
A great, fun family experience. I really love this movie.
American Teen (2008)
A modern day Breakfast Club that will make you stand up and cheer.
Miracle at St Anna (2008)
One of the best films of 2008. A classic of epic and scope. Honest, powerful and inspiring, it’s one of Spike Lee’s best, and most important films.
Bedtime Stories (2008)
A lot of fun. See it.
Law Abiding Citizen (2009)
Exciting and entertaining.
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