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Favorite Movies:
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Gladiator, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, The Shawshank Redemption, Forrest Gump, Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi, The Dark Crystal, Jurassic Park, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Green Mile, Braveheart, Children of Men, E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial, King Kong, The Godfather, The Godfather, Part II, Pan's Labyrinth, The Dark Knight, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl, Spirited Away, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime), WALL-E, District 9, Kingdom of Heaven, Kung Pow! Enter the Fist, The Pianist, Batman Begins, Cast Away, The Matrix, Planet of the Apes, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Schindler's List, Watchmen, Men in Black, Signs, Where the Wild Things Are, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith 3D, Labyrinth, Gran Torino, Pulp Fiction, Rear Window, V for Vendetta, Finding Nemo, Jaws, Avatar, Star Trek, Slumdog Millionaire, 300, Hero, Kill Bill: Volume 1, The Hangover, Black Hawk Down, Yellow Submarine, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai), Reservoir Dogs, Saving Private Ryan, Gangs of New York, Inception, Lady in the Water, The Patriot, Finding Neverland, The Prestige, The Social Network, The Incredibles, The Sixth Sense, True Grit, The Great Escape, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Iron Man, Casino Royale, Unbreakable, The Aviator, The Village, Blood Diamond, Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, The Hobbit, Inglourious Basterds, Dances With Wolves, Brendan and the Secret of Kells, The Land Before Time, Robin Hood, Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D, The King's Speech, There Will Be Blood, The Lion King, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Kaze no tani no Naushika (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) (Warriors of the Wind), Monsters, Inc., Apocalypto, Cinderella Man, Shrek, The Hurt Locker, Big Fish, Howl's Moving Castle, Back to the Future, Terminator 2: Judgment Day, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Rain Man, Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace, Ratatouille, A Hard Day's Night, Citizen Kane, Kick-Ass, No Country for Old Men, Flags of Our Fathers, The Matrix Reloaded, Lawrence of Arabia, School of Rock, Ferris Bueller's Day Off, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, A.I. Artificial Intelligence, Ben-Hur, Zombieland, The Truman Show, Alien, Gandhi, The Lost World - Jurassic Park, Toy Story 3, Bad Taste, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Kiki's Delivery Service, Up, Blade Runner, Porco Rosso (Kurenai no buta), The Bridge on the River Kwai, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street , American Gangster, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Meet the Feebles, Die Hard, Klay World: Off the Table, Fantastic Mr. Fox, Step Brothers, Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure, Moon, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Road, The Neverending Story, Small Soldiers, Kill Bill: Volume 2, Sin City, Ringers - Lord of the Fans, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, Transformers, X2: X-Men United, Glory, Edward Scissorhands, Big, Some Like It Hot, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Winnie the Pooh, Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole, Castle in the Sky, Nowhere Boy, Matchstick Men, Toy Story, Scarface, Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World, Cloverfield, Tangled, GoodFellas, Gettysburg, Driving Miss Daisy, George Harrison: Living In The Material World, Nine Queens (Nueve reinas), Persepolis, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2, The Secret World of Arrietty, Jurassic Park III, UHF, Hercules, My Neighbor Totoro, Spider-Man 2, Spider-Man, Being John Malkovich, Robin Hood, X-Men: First Class, The Illusionist, The Big Lebowski, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, The Muppets Take Manhattan, Spartacus, Casablanca, The Silence of the Lambs, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2), Little Miss Sunshine, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Tree of Life, Bringing Up Baby, Time Bandits, Ponyo, VeggieTales: Lord of the Beans, Aladdin, Hugo, The Sting, King Kong, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, The Departed, Frost/Nixon, Mrs. Doubtfire, 127 Hours, The Spongebob Squarepants Movie, Catch Me If You Can, Captain America: The First Avenger, Hot Fuzz, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, The Lord of the Rings, Summer Wars (Sama Wozu), National Treasure, The Deer Hunter, United 93, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, 3:10 to Yuma, The Graduate, Apocalypse Now, Goodbye Solo, Bonnie and Clyde, The Fighter, Defiance, Thor, Super 8, Charlie Wilson's War, Iron Man 2, Body of Lies, Independence Day, Rupan sansei: Kariosutoro no shiro (The Castle of Cagliostro) (Lupin III: Castle of Cagliostro), The A-Team, Awakenings, The Return of the King, The Incredible Hulk, Wall Street, Alice in Wonderland, Milk, Beowulf, Mosura tai Gojira (Mothra vs. Godzilla), The Muppets
 

Movie Ratings and Reviews

Ponyo
Ponyo (2009)

I was disappointed that Miyazaki made a movie that looked like it was gonna be another Totoro (not in a good way), but I was surprised that it felt more like Kiki's Delivery service overall. The story was more original than I was expecting. Well, it wasn't really too much like anything I'd seen before. I'm really glad this turned out to be just as good as his other movies, not a classic like Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away though.story: 7.5dialogue: 8.5voice acting: 9.5directing: 9music: 8humor: 9characters: 9

VeggieTales: Lord of the Beans

This was actually one of the best Lord of the Rings parodies I've seen. The Veggie Tales people actually did a good job poking fun at certain scenes, characters and moments from the movies and copying camera angles and music, and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It's only funny though to people like me who know the movies by heart. The only bad thing about this movie is the fact that they repeat the moral of the story over and over and shove it down your throat so much that you want to shoot yourself. The message they try to get across is that everyone has special "gifts" or talents, and you have to use those gifts to help poor people or kids dying of cancer. If you use your gifts to make money or help yourself in any way, you must be a horrible person. I can see what they're trying to really say, but that's basically how it comes across.

Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea)
½

I didn't want to believe all the reviews, but it sure was bad. The pacing was painfully slow, and it took literally 40 minutes for the story to start. By that time the characters were so underdeveloped and bland that it was too late for anything to matter, and it continued to drag until the last 20 minutes or so. The plot was almost nonexistent, and what there was of it made no sense. The ending was actually pretty good, but there wasn't any buildup to make it mean anything. We were supposed to care about the characters, even though there isn't any reason to other than the fact that they had hard lives and did some stuff that we don't give a crap about. It didn't help that I had to watch it with the English dub, which was pretty terrible. I don't care if this was Goro Miyazaki's first movie. His dad's first movie was 100 times better and probably made at a fraction of the cost of this one.

The Last Airbender

An embarrassment. I was a huge M. Night Shyamalan fan (I even liked Lady in the Water), but this movie has destroyed my faith in him completely in terms of his storytelling abilities and his attitude in general. The script was awful, and I honestly could have written a better script in 24 hours. He did a pretty good job of condensing the story down in terms of which events were covered, but there just wasn't enough time to care about the characters or even know what was really going on. There was no sense of a mission or a journey, and the characters were just there to attempt to deliver terrible lines of exposition dialogue. The actors that played Aang, Katara, and Sokka act more like their characters off-screen than in the actual movie. This movie has no heart or soul, and it just felt like a short recap of the first season in live action. It had so much potential, but it was pretty obvious that M. Night Shyamalan didn't know what he was doing. It didn't just fail as an adaption...it failed as a film. I've never seen such a sloppy movie that was supposed to be "the next Star Wars".

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch (2011)

I wasn't expecting much, but it still could have been better. It was so random and crazy, and some of the action got a little boring. But it's very good if you watch it as a parody of ridiculous action movies that try way too hard to be "epic".

Inception
Inception (2010)

It wasn't the epic masterpiece I was expecting, but it was still another great movie from Christopher Nolan and worthy of its Oscar nominations. It was interesting and complex, and the cast did a great job.

True Grit
True Grit (2010)

This is the best movie I've seen in a while. It was very similar to the one with John Wayne in terms of what events were covered, but it was much better in terms of character development.

Lady in the Water

I understand why most people hate this movie, but I really liked it. It's different, but also very well done. Paul Giamatti and Bryce Dallas Howard were great, and Shyamalan even did a pretty decent job in the role he gave himself, which was a bit odd but ok.

Rear Window
Rear Window (1954)

This movie is great! I didn't expect to like it that much, but it was so well done. It was made back in a time when movies focused more on interesting characters than using special effects.

127 Hours
127 Hours (2010)

This movie could have been really boring, but it had some of the most interesting directing I've see in a while. And James Franco did a great job at slowly deteriorating over the course of the movie without being overly dramatic.

The Return of the King
½

God awful! Would it have been so hard for them to at least start where Bakshi left off instead of starting almost half way through the Return of the King (book)? Nothing is explained...and any attempt to tell the story is destroyed by the constant interruption of pointless songs. They got away with it in the hobbit because the songs were actually from the book and helped move the plot forward sometimes or just added to the background music. Unless you've read the book, you'll have no clue what's going on. Samwise and the overall feel of the siege of Minas Tirith are the only somewhat good things I can think about this movie. And of course there's the epic song "Where There's a Whip, There's a Way".

The King's Speech
½

A great "buddy" film that manages to be very engaging even with its overall subtle style. The chemistry between Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush made their characters' friendship very believable and entertaining.

The Fighter
The Fighter (2010)

It's nice seeing Mark Wahlberg playing a role that actually suits him, and Christian Bale was great as usual.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy (2010)

I enjoyed it, but it really wasn't anything special. The 3D wasn't even that impressive.

Persepolis
Persepolis (2007)
½

A simple yet very entertaining and engaging movie.

The Warrior's Way

It was actually pretty decent, and I found the story more interesting than most of the action. Not that either were that great. It couldn't really decide whether it wanted to be a "deep" character driven movie or a mindless action movie; it's just not focused enough to be that memorable.

Rashômon (Rashomon) (In the Woods)
½

An interesting look at the different ways people can few a given situation.

Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)

It's a very simple plot, but its simplicity is what makes it so great. It's a really enjoyable movie that doesn't try to be something that it's not, and the performances felt very real and natural.

True Grit
True Grit (1969)

It drags on a bit in the middle, but it's a decent western overall. And seeing John Wayne playing a more unique character than he usually does was nice.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Probably the best of the the movies so far. It was nice to take a break from them going to their classes at Hogwarts every two seconds, and it focused a lot more on the characters.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

People who read the book seem to hate this one, but I didn't read the book so I thought it was the best. It focused a lot more on the characters and the darker parts of the story involving Voldemort instead of spending half the movie just showing them going to every single one of their classes. It definitely was the most engaging and intelligent of the first five movies. Even Michael Gambon was good in this one. He's still not even close to Richard Harris, but he had more subtle moments instead of him just barking orders and slamming people against walls.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
½

A lot of people say this is the best one, but I didn't think it was that great. The characters start to become more involving, but I don't think the tournament made a very good main plot. It didn't get really good until the ending, which is what happened with the third movie.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
½

The directing, acting, and art direction was much better and more refined than the other two, but there just wasn't enough of a plot. Even though this one is darker than the previous two, I think it did the best job of balancing the humor with the more serious parts. It's just a shame that the more interesing plot and character stuff didn't come until the movie was almost over.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
½

It tried a little to hard to suddenly be dark, but Chris Columbus definitely seemed more comfortable directing this one than the first one. It's sad that this is the last one with Richard Harris.

Jackass 3
Jackass 3 (2010)

It was much more entertaining than I was expecting, and the 3D was pretty good and actually makes sense for a movie like this.

Metropolis
Metropolis (1927)

It's an amazing movie for it's time with timeless themes, but it's kind of hard to watch now (at least for me). Its age shows a lot more than people say it does (it's almost 100 years old...). But that doesn't make it a bad movie at all; it's still great. Every time there's a really slow scene, a great one comes up that makes up for it.

The Muppets Take Manhattan
½

It's a fun movie, but there just wasn't enough of the muppets being the muppets.

Nowhere Boy
Nowhere Boy (2010)

An interesting look at John Lennon's early life and a satisfying movie. Aaron Johnson was great as John Lennon. I'm glad they didn't overdo the Beatles references and focused more on the story. There were just a few subtle Beatles references, and they were enough.

Hereafter
Hereafter (2010)
½

Very disappointing. The directing, acting, and idea were good, but there was nothing driving the story. The script was just so weak that everything else just didn't really matter; the entire movie just felt really pointless and anticlimactic.

GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka
½

It really lacked the goofy fun of the anime, and it tried too hard to get the "message" across rather than having interesting characters and being entertaining.

Bringing Up Baby

So much funnier than 90% of the comedies that we get today.

The Social Network
½

A nearly flawless movie in terms of acting, directing, editing, script, etc.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

It definitely wasn't as good as the first one, but it was still an enjoyable movie. The directing and editing was great, and most of the performances were great too. The story just wasn't focused enough. It was all over the place, and it too long to get good (similar to the first movie). The ending seemed to come out of nowhere, and it felt like a decision that was put in at the last second and forced upon Oliver Stone.

Goodbye Solo
Goodbye Solo (2009)

A beautiful and powerful film. Its real strength was the realism it managed to convey throughout the whole story, and the characters managed to be engaging without being overly dramatic.

Wall Street
Wall Street (1987)
½

It took way too long to get good. The first half was kind of boring, and it seemed like it was going nowhere. But once it got good, it got really good. The performances were great, and it was cool having the father and son roles given to Martin and Charlie Sheen.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
½

It wasn't that original or amazing, but it was a fun little adventure movie. And having Sam Neill (even in a minor role) is always a bonus. I hope it gets a sequel; Zack Snyder did a good job. It had fun and memorable characters, and I want to see them expanded on.

The Secret of Kells
½

A simple but great. It's a nice break from American animation with beautiful animation. I only wish it lasted longer.

Remember the Titans
½

This is one of those movies that everybody loves, but I just don't get it. It's inspirational, well made, and Denzel Washington is great as usual, but I just don't think it's that amazing.

Red Eye
Red Eye (2005)
½

Nothing special, but it wasn't bad.

Batman Forever
½

I'd have to see it again, but I remember it being way too campy. Nowhere near as bad as Batman and Robin, but it was a sign of what was to come.

Daddy Day Care
½

It was funny at the time, but it's pretty lame.

Resident Evil: Afterlife
½

It was pretty lame, which is what I was expecting.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

It was a lot better than I was expecting, but it could have been even better if Michael Cera wasn't the lead role. He did a good job, but he's the same character in every movie. It's getting really old.

This Boy's Life

It wasn't what I was expecting, but it was pretty good.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape
½

It gets a little dull, but Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio's performances help keep it interesting.

The Expendables

A fun action movie with a good cast that should have been used more.

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2 (2010)
½

It was definitely a good movie, but it felt too much like a rehash of the first one.

Kill Bill: Volume 2

It really doesn't work that well as a standalone movie, but it's a great ending to a strange movie. It did get a little dull, but it still had that quirky Tarantino feel throughout the whole thing.

Predators
Predators (2010)

A great reboot/sequel (whatever it's supposed to be). It felt a lot like the first one, but it did a great job of that without feeling like a copy.

Predator
Predator (1987)
½

One of those movies that I avoided watching for a long time for some reason.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3 (2010)
½

Another great Pixar movie. I'd have to see the first two movies again to really compare this one to them.

The Road
The Road (2009)
½

I was expecting it to be very depressing, and it was. I was surprised by the ending though. It was a great movie overall, and Viggo Mortensen really carried the movie.

Cui hua kuang mo (Undefeatable)

This movie is awful, yet hilarious. But it's not hilarious enough to get 5/5. Only Silent Night Deadly Night 2 and A Hard Ticket to Hawaii are worthy of that.

Hard Ticket to Hawaii

This movie is a masterpiece! It rivals Silent Nigh Deadly Night 2 as the worst/funniest movie of all time. Every moment is hilarious!

The A-Team
The A-Team (2010)

Pretty much what I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised by how hilarious Sharlto Copley was.

Changeling
Changeling (2008)

Another great Clint Eastwood movie, even though it's really depressing.

The Book of Eli

A good action movie, and I loved the directing and cinematography. Denzel Washington was great as usual.

Orca - The Killer Whale

A pretty terrible movie, but it was kind of funny. What was Richard Harris doing in that movie?!

Robin Hood
Robin Hood (2010)

I don't know why so many reviews are being so hard on this movie. It was pretty good. It isn't the classic that it had the potential to be with Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett involved, but it was very enjoyable and a good origin story for Robin Hood. Hopefully it ends up making enough money to justify a sequel because I think it could be much better than this one.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

A very predictable movie, but it was pretty good overall.

Frost/Nixon
Frost/Nixon (2008)

A very interesting look at Nixon, and a very good movie.

Invictus
Invictus (2009)
½

It was a little slow, but Morgan Freeman made a perfect Nelson Mandela.

Scarface
Scarface (1983)

I can't believe it took me so long to see this movie. Al Pacino manages to be a completely over the top character without turning the movie into a corny piece of crap.

The Lovely Bones

I was expecting a bad movie based on all the reviews, but I thought it was really well done. I'm biased because Peter Jackson is my favorite director, but I was prepared to admit that he made a flop. I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't perfect, but it was a great movie overall. The performances, especially Saoirse Ronan, and Peter Jackson's directing really carried the movie. Some of the minor characters didn't really do enough, and even Susie's parents felt like minor characters. It could have been better, but it's much better than people are saying it is.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

It just kept getting worse and worse...

Clash of the Titans

I had pretty low expectations, but even the action wasn't as good as I was expecting. It just felt pretty dull overall.

Kill Bill: Volume 1
½

I enjoyed it a lot more the second time. It's so over the top and hilarious, and it never really gets boring.

Dragonball Evolution

I finally watched more than the first 15 minutes of this movie, and it turned out even worse than I expected. The script was like something a 12 year old would write, and it wasn't even terrible enough to be a great comedy like Silent Night Deadly Night 2.

Dances With Wolves
½

I forgot how much I loved this movie.

North by Northwest
½

A good movie, but not really the classic I was expecting. Rear Window is still my favorite Hitchcock movie.

The Land Before Time

The only one of the EXTREMELY long series that's worth watching.

Ratatouille
Ratatouille (2007)
½

One of Pixar's best, and I liked it a lot more the second time (about three years later).

Road to Perdition

A great, yet tragic, movie. The directing and cinematography was pretty good, and Tom Hanks was great (as always).

Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass (2010)
½

It ended up being ever better than I was expecting. It was hilarious!

King Kong
King Kong (2005)

It's hard for me not to like this movie because I'm such a big Peter Jackson fan and know how much he wanted to make this movie. I think it turned out great, and you can see how much love he put into it. Even though I personally don't mind the three hour running time, it definitely could have been half an hour shorter (which is what Peter Jackson wanted, but the studio didn't give him enough time to finish). The only thing that sort of bugs me is how much they put into the characters in the beginning of the movie. It's really important to actually care about the characters, and it's obvious that that's what they were going for. But by the time they get to Skull Island, you almost forget you care about some of the minor characters. But I'd rather have "too much" of something good in a movie than not enough or none at all.

The Thin Red Line
½

It's a nice look at the horrors of war, but that's pretty much it. It's hard to get attached to any of the characters because most of them don't really do (or say) anything, and the "story" just drags on until I didn't care anymore. It's not a bad movie, but it could have been a lot better.

9
9 (2009)

I like it overall, but it would have been much better if it was longer and had more time to develop the characters and the story more.

Transformers
Transformers (2007)
½

It was a lot better than I thought it would be. The beginning was a bit slow, but it got better. This isn't the most amazing movie in the world or anything, but it was a good mindless action movie. The whole "geek saves the day and wins the slut" part was kind of dumb because that's been used way too much in movies like this. It seemed like that was the whole point of the movie for about the first 15 minutes, but thankfully the robots actually became the main point of the movie (but still not as much as they should have).

Catch Me If You Can

Some parts are a bit slow, but overall it's a great Spielberg movie with great performances.

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

The people who made this movie were on drugs! This takes the stupidity of Spongebob to a whole new level. It's weird and kind of creepy sometimes, and it's pretty different from the TV show. I still liked it, but I'm not sure why.

Alice in Wonderland

Not as good as it could have been but still good. I think sticking with the original story would have been a better way to go instead of doing this "sequel". But having it center around the Jabberwocky (I've had the poem memorized for over three years) was awesome. It was nice seeing all of the Tim Burton regulars together, even though some of them had small roles. Johnny Depp was good, but he didn't stand out as much as I was expecting. And the movie really doesn't feel at all like the book. I know this is Tim Burton's "interpretation", but it just completely failed to capture the feel of the original story in any way. It feels more like Dorothy returning to Oz and not Alice returning to Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland (the book) stuck out to me because of the dream-like feel it had with creepy characters that felt a little bit dangerous and unhelpful. The characters in the movie are all fun, helpful, and suddenly are Alice's best friends. I prefer the way they were in the book, where they are frustratingly mad and constantly ignore what Alice is saying. I know that never would have worked in a mainstream Tim Burton movie, but he could have at least tried.

Milk
Milk (2008)

Much better than I expected.

Shutter Island
½

It had great acting and great directing, but the twist happened right when I was really getting into it. I liked how the story was before the twist; it was intriguing and suspenseful. I didn't hate the twist, but something about it (maybe the timing) took me out of the movie.

MirrorMask
MirrorMask (2005)

The guy's art looks better as illustrations, but it was still a pretty imaginative movie.

Signs
Signs (2002)
½

One of Shyamalan's best movies. It was actually pretty scarey at some parts, but that's not the only reason it was good.

Castle in the Sky

A great Miyazaki movie, but it doesn't really stand out as much as his other movies.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
½

A great movie with a very odd/unique feel to it. The humor got a bit stale towards the end, but overall it was pretty great.

The Godfather, Part II

I personally liked the first one better, but this was a very good sequel. I wish the "flashbacks" with young Vito were a bigger part of the movie. I think the movie could have been a little shorter because some parts seemed to drag on too long, which is something I rarely say about a movie.

Mars Attacks!
½

Pretty funny, but most of it was just kind of annoying.

Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew
½

This is a pretty good movie for a movie about Pokemon, but anyone who wasn't a fan of the show will think it's terrible (because as a stand alone movie it kind of is...).

Where the Wild Things Are
½

Even thought it was based on a really short picture book, I wish it had been just a little bit longer. But I liked it it. It was weird and different but in a good way (most of the time). A lot of it will fly right over younger kids' head though because so much of it deals with emotions. Some of it went a little slower than it should have, and sometimes the wild things were just a little too sad. But overall it was good in a weird way.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
½

This was a good movie, but I wished there was a little bit more of a plot. The first hour seems to be going nowhere, and it almost seems like that through the whole movie actually. The acting was great, and it looked really. But the story needed to be a little bit bigger and more important to make the movie better.

Yellow Submarine

This is one of the weirdest movies I've ever scene. There's basically no plot, but it's still fun to watch. It would have been nice if the Beatles provided their own voices though.

Casino
Casino (1995)

The directing and the acting was great. But the story wasn't that interesting and seemed to drag on way too long.

The Truman Show

Not just an interesting concept but also a pretty good movie.

On the Waterfront

Overall, it's nothing too special. But the performances, especially Brando's, are what make it stand out.

The Big Lebowski

A very strange but funny movie, which has inspired me to check out more of the Coen brothers' comedies.

Kaze no tani no Naushika (Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind) (Warriors of the Wind)
½

I didn't see the stupid edited/Americanized version, but I saw the cover for it...wow. Miyazaki needs to make another movie like this.

Moon
Moon (2009)
½

I was pleasantly surprised by how great this movie was. Sam Rockwell did a great job and should be nominated for SOMETHING. It really reminded me of everything I like about the Twilight Zone, without all the corniness.

Up in the Air
½

I don't see what the big deal is...I didn't think it was that great. The directing and the acting was great, but the movie itself wasn't emotional or funny enough to pull me in or make me care. The lack of emotion and humor was kind of the point in a way, but it didn't work the way it should have.

Wizards
Wizards (1977)
½

It's so bad that it's good. So hilarious! It makes absolutely no sense, and really want to know what Ralph Bakshi was thinking when he made this. The Holocaust stuff could have been a bit more subtle... The rotoscoping is TERRIBLE, even worse than his Lord of the Rings movie, which I never thought I'd say.

Being John Malkovich

This is one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen, but I really enjoyed it. It had a really interesting and original story, and it had a director to actually turn that story into a good movie.

Daybreakers
Daybreakers (2010)

Pretty disappointing. The story and ideas behind it were great and interesting, but it was a pretty generic movie overall. The directing and the cinematography were pretty good throughout the whole thing, but the over the top gore and and predictable plot distracts you from it. I think this movie could have been better if it was longer and focused more on the story and the characters, but it focused more on blood and explosions and felt very rushed. Sam Neill wasn't even enough to save the movie.

The Great Debaters
½

A great story and a great movie that was robbed at the Oscars.

The Hangover
The Hangover (2009)
½

One of the best comedies I've seen in years. I usually hate comedy movies, but this one surprised me. The acting was great, and I actually cared about the characters, which is rare for a comedy. It's weird and disgusting, but it's a comedy that has a lot of heart.

The Lord of the Rings
½

Definitely a good try, but I even hesitate to use the word "try". They didn't seem to TRY to make a movie that made sense or even respect the books. Blindly following the books key plot points with no sense of coherency does NOT make it "more faithful" to the book, as some people will have you believe. The script is sloppy, most of the characters have no clear personalities or purpose, and the battles are chaotic (in the wrong way) and drag on forever. The rotoscoping is terrible and cheap looking, and would it have killed them to pronounce the names of people and places right?

The Hobbit
The Hobbit (1978)
½

This is the movie that started it all for me...I saw it when I was 4 or 5. I remembered bits and pieces after all those years, and when I was about 10. I decided to rent it. Then I read the book, and a year later Peter Jackson's trilogy started. It's hard to rate this without a little bias. But as a film based on one of the best books of all time, it does a pretty good job. A lot of the designs (especially Smaug) were terrible, but most of the music and overall feel of the movie felt right. It's too bad a lot of the seriousness and character development was ignored.

Die Hard
Die Hard (1988)

I've never been a fan of action movies like this, and I usually have to force myself to watch them. I had to watch this for a class, and I'm glad I was "forced" to watch it.

Bonnie and Clyde
½

I wasn't looking forward to watching this for some reason, but it was great. The acting and directing was much better than I thought it would be, and there was some actual substance to the story, which I wasn't expecting.

Inglourious Basterds
½

Very good dark humor and other classic Tarantino movie.

Born on the Fourth of July

Very good, but sometimes Vietnam movies are just the same thing over and over.

Reservoir Dogs

Another classic from Tarantino. It's great how his movies always manage to be so funny, even though they're still really violent and disturbing.

High Noon
High Noon (1952)
½

It would have been better if the ending wasn't so abrupt.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
½

I actually like this one better than the original, but that's probably because I'm not attached to the original in anyway because I didn't watch it when I was a wee lad. Johnny Depp is great as always.

The Matrix Reloaded

After hearing all the bad things about this movie, I was prepared for something really bad. It wasn't as good as the first one at all, but it wasn't bad. And it was much better the second time.

Bob Dylan: Don't Look Back
½

Watching Bob Dylan torturing reporters was hilarious!

Singin' in the Rain
½

Pretty good...for a musical.

Some Like It Hot
½

Some of it is pretty stupid, but overall it's actually pretty hilarious.

Fight Club
Fight Club (1999)

The violence go really old after a while, but overall it's a very interesting and odd (in a good way) movie.

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane (1941)

Much better the second (not so much the third) time. Still not "the greatest movie of all time", but definitely great for its time and innovative. Orson Welles is so good in this.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction (1994)

Weird, disgusting, and hilarious!

The Bourne Identity
½

Good, but definitely not as good as people make it out to be. At least not to me...

State of Play
½

A pretty good thriller, but nothing too special (even with the awesome cast).

The Conversation
½

A slow but interesting movie. Even though it was detailed and well thought out, some of it just got a bit dull after a while.

Days of Heaven
½

Good/interesting/beautiful cinematography does NOT make a good movie. Is it too much to ask for a good story too? A lot of movies pull it off pretty well. I know that wasn't the point of this movie, but I just thought looking at fields (no matter how well it was shot) for an hour and a half got really boring after a while...

The Silence of the Lambs
½

Anthony Hopkins basically owns this movie.

Zombieland
Zombieland (2009)

So much better than I thought it would be. It looked pretty stupid, but it was a pretty well thought out and fun movie!

The Third Man

A little boring at some points but not bad. I've never really been a fan of this kind of movie.

The Great Escape

Some parts seemed to drag on for a while, but this movie is a classic for a reason. It's just a lot of fun to watch and has great characters.

My Neighbor Totoro
½

Very pointless. Very stupid. Very awesome!

The Pianist
The Pianist (2002)

One of my favorite movies. Adrien Brody is great in this! It's really depressing though, so it's kind of hard to watch sometimes.

Goldfinger
Goldfinger (1964)

Definitely a classic, but still not that amazing.

Gamer
Gamer (2009)

It didn't suck me in at all...I wasn't expecting much because it was an action movie, but they made it seem like there was going to be an actual story. It never really went anywhere, and the action wasn't even that great. An interesting and somewhat orignal idea couldn't save this movie.

Batman
Batman (1989)

It's really hard watching this for the first time after seeing Batman Begins and the Dark Knight, but I still enjoyed it. Jack Nicholson was good (like he always is), but I don't know why or how people compare his performance to Heath Ledger's.

Labyrinth
Labyrinth (1986)

This is still one of my favorite movies. It's weird, creepy and pretty funny sometimes. The goblins looks so great. I really wish they would make more movies like this with amazing creature designs by Brian Froud. If only Jim Henson were still around to make more odd movies like this.

Kiki's Delivery Service
½

It looks kind of stupid, but it's actually really good (like all of Miyazaki's movies).

District 9
District 9 (2009)

Very original. Very fun. Very good.

Coraline
Coraline (2009)
½

Good, but not as good as it could have been.

The Hurt Locker
½

The best war movie in years (expect for the fact that they were playing an Xbox 360 in it...the movie took place in 2004, one year before the 360 even came out).

Howl's Moving Castle
½

Another great Miyazaki movie. The ending seemed a bit rushed, but it was still good.

Year One
Year One (2009)

I had really low expectations for this movie, but it was actually pretty funny.

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)

A great movie, but it could have been a lot better if they focused a little more on the characters. I know that's not really what the movie was about, but it was kind of hard to care about them in some parts without a lot of scenes with them interacting. I think an extra half hour (or maybe even an hour) would have made this movie even better.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
½

Wow. Why did I wait this long to see this movie?

Tropic Thunder
½

It was pretty good but disappointing. Maybe my expectations were too high.

Spirited Away

It was even better watching it the second time, and I liked the Japanese voices way better than the English ones.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
½

It started off kind of slow, but it got a lot better.

Public Enemies
½

Pretty good but not as good as I was expecting. The shaky camera got annoying at some parts, but that might have just been because I was sitting so close to the screen.

The Kite Runner
½

This was one of the only books I had to read for school that wasn't terrible. The movie was good and stuck to the book, but it didn't suck me in as much as the book did and felt kind of rushed. The cast was perfect though.

Apocalypto
Apocalypto (2006)

Very gross but very good.

1984 (Nineteen Eighty-Four)

Without even reading the book, I can tell it's better than this movie.

The Dark Crystal

One of the most original movies I've ever seen. The actual plot isn't that original. It's basically a typical "quest" plot, but everything else is great. The design of the creatures and everything in the lands where they live are amazing. The way they started writing the story is similar to how Tolkien started creating Middle-earth and writing the Lord of the Rings. I like how it's not nice and fluffy like all kids movies now. Yes, ALL. There are literally no exceptions. The time of good kids movies that everyone could enjoy for reasons other than "cuteness" and fun are gone. It's so sad that Jim Henson is dead; he would have made so many great movies. Thank God there's going to be a sequel that's going to use puppets and the same voice actors and performers and look and feel like the original as much as possible. I hope it's as amazing as the original.

Religulous
Religulous (2008)
½

First movie I've seen in a long that actually made me laugh.

Mongol
Mongol (2008)

There were way too many things that weren't explained between scenes, especially in the beginning. But it was good overall.

Hero
Hero (2004)

This is a very well done movie, and I was surprised by how much I liked it.

Valkyrie
Valkyrie (2008)
½

I thought Tom Cruise would ruin it, but it didn't.

Up
Up (2009)
½

Another great movie from Pixar.

Star Trek
Star Trek (2009)
½

It could have been longer and focused a bit more on the individual characters, which is what I was expecting, but that's what sequels are for.

Body of Lies
Body of Lies (2008)

Another great movie from Ridley Scott.

The Wrestler
The Wrestler (2008)

It sounded terrible, but it was great.

Doubt
Doubt (2008)

Proof that a great cast can turn an ok story into a great movie.

The Happening
½

It's not as horrible as everyone says it is, but it's still pretty bad. And it's definitely Shyamalan's worst movie (and this is coming from a guy who likes all his other movies including Lady in the Water). Mark Wahlberg was the wrong person for this movie.

The Motorcycle Diaries (Diarios de Motocicleta)
½

It was supposed to be "emotional" and "inspirational", but it wasn't.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Everything about this movie was great.

A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)

I wanted that kid to get shot soooooooooooo bad...

Jeremiah Johnson
½

It reminded me of "Into the Wild" only better.

August Rush
August Rush (2007)

A good idea ruined by a ridiculous love story and bad story telling.

The Lost World - Jurassic Park

A great sequel, but it could have been better if it didn't have so many little things that make it unbelievable even for a movie (I'm not talking about the dinosaurs).

Small Soldiers

This movie would have been better if they could have decided whether it was a kid's movie or not. The Gorgonites were great. I think they deserve their own movie.

Appaloosa
Appaloosa (2008)
½

Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen were great, but the overall story wasn't that interesting.

Gangs of New York

The beginning scene and Daniel Day-Lewis are great. It's a shame it didn't win any of the Oscars it was nominated for.

Watchmen
Watchmen (2009)
½

A lot better than I thought it was going to be. It was VERY close to the "graphic nove", which is just a fancy word for BIG COMIC BOOK, and still made a good movie. Some of the music felt out of place, but not enough to ruin the movie. Rorschach was amazing (as he should be). Overall it was a really fun movie to watch, and the cinematography was really good in most of it. I have a new favorite Vietnam scene from a movie now (even better than the ones from Forrest Gump and Meet the Feebles): watching Dr. Manhattan casually blow

Slumdog Millionaire

Way better than I thought it was going to be. The directing, cinematography, editing and story were great. I was expecting a boring love story, but I got something completely different. A really interesting and well told story that doesn't have one dull moment. I even liked the ending with the dance; it was just random and weird enough to work.

Charlie Wilson's War

I liked it a lot more than I thought I was going to. Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman were hilarious together. The movie actually did a great job of making me laugh and think without shoving a bunch of crap down my throat.

My Left Foot
My Left Foot (1989)

Daniel Day-Lewis was great and so was the story, but the movie itselft didn't really draw me in.

Awakenings
Awakenings (1990)

One of the only good movies I've gotten to watch in school. Robin Williams and Robert De Niro are great (as always).

Good Will Hunting

It was weird at some points, but I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.

The Incredible Hulk
½

A lot better than I thought it would be and another example of a good super hero movie that anyone can enjoy. But it was a little too predictable.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
½

Much better than the first one in every way. I've liked monsters since I was a little kid, and seeing the movie is worth it for the monsters alone.

Into the Wild
½

The structure was TERRIBLE. I almost couldn't stand watching the first half because nothing really happened. The "naturey" shots were good, but they lasted way too long. The story and message of the movie was good, but the first half of the movie tried way too hard to be artsy. The narration made me want to punch something half the time. When the kid was actually interacting with other characters and was actually doing something, the movie was actually really good. But those scenes were almost always interrupted by more endless shots of him walking in nature or by his sister narrating. The ending was great, and so was Hal Holbrook's performance. There's a good movie somewhere inside "Into the Wild", but there's too much unecessary stuff in it, and it doesn't flow well at all.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
½

Watch the trailer, there's not much else going on in it.

Training Day
Training Day (2001)

A really good crime thriller with one of Denzel Washinton's best performances.

Charlie Bartlett

A pretty good movie about high school without being completely cliche.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

A really interesting idea, and some of the dream scenes were very well done because they were exactly how some of my dreams look/feel. But the overall movie isn't that great, and it didn't suck me in at all.

WALL-E
WALL-E (2008)

My new favorite Pixar movie.

The Mist
The Mist (2007)
½

It looked good, but it wasn't. The acting was a bit off sometimes, and the situations and the way people handled them were ridiculous sometimes (even for a movie).

Capote
Capote (2005)

Very interesting and creepy. Philip Seymour Hoffman was amazing in this.

Gran Torino
Gran Torino (2009)
½

A few of the actors were terrible in a few scenes, but Clint Eastwood's awesome-ness covers up any/all flaws that this movie has. It made me laugh more than any other movie that I've seen in a long time.

Unbreakable
Unbreakable (2000)
½

This is M. Night Shyamalan at his best.

Step Brothers

Disgusting and stupid...but HILARIOUS.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Pretty much what I expected. The ending was bad.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
½

A little slow at some parts, but this is a new classic.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Book 3

I was really surprised when I started to like this show, but now I love it.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

One of the best (if not THE best) Christmas specials ever!

Letters from Iwo Jima

The most original (at least the idea was) and amazing war movie I've ever seen.

Casi Casi
Casi Casi (2006)
½

Pretty stupid but funny sometimes (usually when it probably wasn't supposed to be funny).

Big Fish
Big Fish (2003)
½

This movie is really underrated. I loved it.

Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry (1971)
½

A classic for good reasons.

Quantum of Solace
½

Not as good as Casino Royale but still pretty good. Some of the editing was annoying. Action scenes are supposed to be fast paced and exciting, but they still need to be watchable.

Role Models
Role Models (2008)
½

Funnier than most comedies coming out lately.

Bulworth
Bulworth (1998)

Pretty funny and relevant.

The Godfather, Part III

It's not my favorite, but it's still good.

Gandhi
Gandhi (1982)

The beginning starts out a little slow, and you can kind of tell that the movie is 25 years old. But as the movie goes on it looks like it could have been made in the late 90's, and it becomes a little faster paced. This is a very good movie that presents a message in a very well done way.

Cloverfield
Cloverfield (2008)

It was better than I expected and a lot fun to watch. There were some scenes that actually scared me, which is doesn't happen much. The monster was pretty cool but not amazing, but that's what I was expecting. The ending was fine, and it doesn't bother me that some things weren't explained.

The Village
The Village (2004)
½

I know everyone hates it...but I don't hate it.

W.
W. (2008)
½

Sort of disappointing but still pretty good. Josh Brolin did a great job at being good old W.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 3D
½

This is better than the first one but not by much. Getting rid of Jar Jar (besides the few minutes he's in) was great. Having C-3PO provide some comic relief was nice, even though some of it was very "slapsticky" like most of the Jar Jar stuff. The biggest part of the movie was one of the worst parts, and that was the love story. It's really important, but those scenes seemed to drag on way too long. And the love between Anakin and Padme didn't really seem believable. The action scenes were great, and the battle in the arena with the Jedi is one of the best battles in all six movie and maybe even the best. Seeing Yoda use his lightsaber for the first time was great and definitely the biggest moment of the movie. When the movie goes back and forth between the different stories, it gets kind of annoying because I don't think it was done very well. It doesn't really build suspense; it just makes you get really annoyed. If some of the beginning was cut out, and the loves scenes, acting, and dialogue were fixed, then it would have been a lot better.

Black Hawk Down

I'm not an expert on war and what happens when people start shooting the heck out of each other, but this movie seems pretty real to me. It's obviously not completely real (no movie is). Ridley Scott did an amazing job of directing this movie. He should have won the Academy Award for Best Director for it. Ron Howard did a good job directing A Beautiful Mind (and Peter Jackson's award was being "saved" for Return of the King), but Ridley Scott deserved it more.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
½

Despite some of its weirder moments, I enjoyed it. I was very tempted to yell "What twist!" during some of the last scenes. I think Shia LaBeouf's character took the spotlight away from Indy a little too much in some scenes, but he wasn't an extremely annoying character like I thought he was going to be. I think there were just too many characters though, and Indy just seemed like he was along for the ride rather than taking everyone with him on the adventure. Some of the jokes fell flat, but it was overall pretty funny when it was supposed to be.

Martian Child

A pretty swell movie. I like how it makes you think and lets you have your own opinion about the kid.

Iron Man
Iron Man (2008)
½

One of the best movies of the year. Best superhero movie besides Dark Knight and Batman Begins.

Shrek the Third
½

This movie was very disappointing. I loved the first one, and I thought the second one was just ok. But this one wasn't very funny at all. The funniest characters in this one were probably the princesses, the wizard, and the random fairy tale creatures like the pigs. Those characters weren't even in it that much. Actually, it seemed like no one was really in the movie much. Donkey maybe had two or three lines in the whole movie, or at least it seemed that way. And Shrek wasn't funny at all. Arthur...well, he was just stupid.

Alien3
Alien3 (1992)

Pretty terrible and pointless. The people making it didn't seem to be able to figure out what genre this movie was going to be.

300
300 (2007)

This movie is amazing! It has almost non-stop action that never gets old or boring. I'm not the kind of person who only likes movies for their action or battle scenes, but I have to admit that the action is definitely the highlight of this movie. The acting is good but nothing special, but I think David Wenham (Faramir) did a great job. This movie really needs some kind of extended cut because there were a lot of battles that could have been so much longer and better.

Saw III
Saw III (2006)

Fun fact: torturing people and leaving them to die is NOT the same thing as murder.

Moral of the Story: torturing people and leaving them to die isn't a bad thing to do at all as long as you're trying to teach them valuable lessons like forgiveness.

The Blair Witch Project
½

Pretty much what I expected. It was pretty creepy but that's basically all I can say about it...

Finding Neverland
½

Very well done and sad. Johnny Depp is great in it (what a suprise).

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Pretty good for a TV SHOW, which is what it is. Some parts made me cringe, and some parts were actually good. Even though Jar Jar's not in it, they found someone just as annoying to make up for it...

Doomsday
Doomsday (2008)
½

Dawn of Dead + I Am Legend + some creepy music video + Lord of the Rings + V for Vendetta + Braveheart + Gladiator + Timeline + Mad Max + a car commercial = Doomsday. It's just a bit ridiculous...

Starship Troopers

Some parts were hilarious, and some parts were just weird.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

It was pretty much what I expected. I just wish certain things had been elaborated on more. Some of the batte scenes could have been shortened a bit too, so there could be more room for character development.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
½

DEATH TO JAR JAR! He is the main reason that Episode 1 isn't as good as it could have been. There's obviously some corny dialogue coming from everyone, and Anakin needed someone to slap him in the face too. It would be nice if George Lucas would release of special edition of the movie that's edited without Jar Jar and other parts of the movie that just don't work. This is still a good Star Wars movie. The podrace was probably the best part, which is kind of a bad thing. By the time it's over, it seems like nothing can top it, and it's kind of true. The battle on Naboo with the Gungans and the droids isn't very good because it just focuses on Jar Jar and his amazing stupidity. And the battle in space with the starships and what not isn't much better because it focuses on Anakin. That would be ok if he wasn't such a bad actor. The final lightsaber battle is pretty good though, it's actually sad when Qui-Gon dies (not just because he's one of the few people who can actually act in the whole movie). If the "goofiness" of this movie was taken out, it would have been so much better but still not as good as the other Star Wars movies.

Enchanted
Enchanted (2007)

Ridiculous in a good way (most of it).

The Dark Knight

Not just a great comic book movie, but a great movie in general. It was even better than the first, which was already a great movie.

Hellboy
Hellboy (2004)

Better than I thought it would be.

Risky Business
½

Pretty funny at some points but nothing special.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

It was just as confusing for the first half as the entire second movie was. The ending was kind of weird, but I thought it was an ok way to end it. It actually didn't seem very long at all, but the plot was pretty dull and pointless. It was still a pretty good movie, but nowhere near as good as the first one.

Full Metal Jacket

This is really two movies (in my opinion). I loved the first half. The second half was ok, but there wasn't much connected it with the first part.

Batman Begins

I've never been a Batman fan or a fan of anything that has to do with superheroes, but I loved this movie. It was very well done and had a great cast, and it got rid of all my ideas about what superhero movies are.

Blade: Trinity

A pretty weak movie with no real point.

Jerry Maguire
½

A pretty good movie from "back in the day" when Tom Cruise wasn't as weird.

Kingdom of Heaven
½

Ridley Scott tried to create an epic like they did back in the day with an overture and and intermission, but of course the stupid studio wouldn't let that happen. They tried to turn a 3 hour and 15 minute epic into a 2 and a half hour "Orlando Bloom fights and does other stuff" movie. They took out so much that made the movie make sense and give the characters some depth. The theatrical version isn't worth watching. I'm glad that the director's cut is the only version being released on blu-ray because it's the only version that people should ever watch. Hopefully in a few years the theatrical version will be completely dead and forgotten.

The Killing Fields

This was a great movie, and I'm glad it had a happy ending after all the depressing stuff.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

I usually hate musicals, but this was pretty good.

JFK
JFK (1991)
½

A pretty good movie, but I think they throw a little too much information at you. I'm usually pretty good at following a lot of stuff going on in a movie, but this was a bit much.

Pan's Labyrinth

I liked it the first time I watched it, but I loved it the second time (almost a year and a half later). Guillermo del Toro did an amazing job creating this story. Seeing him do such an amazing movie assures me that he'll do a great job directing The Hobbit.

Beowulf
Beowulf (2007)
½

I wasn't expecting much because it seemed like it might just be made to show off its special effects, but it was actually really good. The fact that it was CGI didn't distract me from the story at all, and it was really well done.

Children of Men

I was really suprised by how much I liked this movie. I didn't really know what it was about when I saw it, so I didn't really know what to expect. The cinematography is some of the best I've ever seen. The story is really interesting and disturbing, and the acting is great.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
½

It took everything I liked about the book and made it a lot better. I was glad that this was turned into a movie, and a movie that was actually good.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
½

Definitely the worst of the 3 (and probably of the soon to be 4). Willy is probably the most annoying character in any movie I've ever seen. She's 10 times worse than Jar Jar. This one would have been a lot better if they didn't take an hour to get to the actual adventure. A lot of it was too dark in my opinion and not as exciting and fun as the other movies. The last 40 minutes or so are great. It's a shame the whole movie couldn't have been like that.

Walk the Line

Great performances from everyone and a pretty good movie overall. You don't have to like country to enjoy this movie.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

A classic in every sense of the word. It's a lot of fun to watch, and it never gets old.

Ray
Ray (2004)

Jamie Foxx's performance is really what made this movie great.

Million Dollar Baby

A good movie but not the best picture of 2004.

Death of a Salesman
½

I'm not a big fan of the play, and this movie wasn't much better.

Pleasantville
½

An okay movie, but it takes itself way too seriously. The messages are way too "in your face" and not as subtle as they should have been (in my opinion).

Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny
½

Pretty funny in some parts but pretty dumb overall.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

One of the best movies of all time. It's that simple.

The Aviator
The Aviator (2004)

A great movie in every way. It was definitely better the second time I watched it after seeing it four years ago for the first time. This is Scorsese at his best (in my opinion).