John's Message Wall

No messages.

About John

No user info supplied.

Latest Submissions

  1. Man with Cell Phone Who Gets Shot: I'm recording this..

– Quote from God Bless America 2 years ago

  1. Frank: I know it's not normal to want to kill people but I am no longer normal.

– Quote from God Bless America 2 years ago

John's Ratings

  • Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

    Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes (2014)

    July 17, 2014

    Unlike its predecessor this one has too much CGI and not enough heart. It is poorly paced with mediocre acting except for Andy Serkis who saves it from being a total dud. Gary Oldman, shame on you for wasting your talent for a paycheck. (7-16-14)

  • Begin Again

    Begin Again (2014)

    July 14, 2014

    The well-crafted music and the exuberance of James Corden are one of the few highlights of Begin Again. Mark Ruffalo is good as the down and out musical producer while Kiera Knightley contorts her face in very strange ways. Hailee Steinfeld finally shows us some of the spark from her performance in True Grit. The continuity person for this movie should be fired. (7-13-14)

  • Jersey Boys

    Jersey Boys (2014)

    June 30, 2014

    Throw this one on the slag heap along with Osage County, A Chorus Line, Hair, Les Miz etc. of why Hollywood should not attempt to bring Broadway to the silver screen. Eastwood does a poor job of directing Jersey Boys with incessant breaking the fourth wall actors talking straight to the camera....me thinks that Clint has watched too much House of Cards. Some of the acting was decent...the only take-away is the boys knew Joe Pesci before he was famous...and no I don't think that's funny. Enough with the jukebox musicals already! (6-29-14)

  • And So It Goes

    And So It Goes (2014)

    June 24, 2014

    It is a shame that Rob Reiner made his best movies 30 years ago. Could the same person who directed Spinal Tap, Stand By Me and The Princess Bride be the one responsible for this paint-by-numbers piece of schlock? Keaton plays Keaton and Douglas mugs his way through this forgettable movie. The young girl was unfortunately dreadful (6-23-14)

  • Belle

    Belle (2014)

    June 12, 2014

    This English costume drama is a bit dull but engaging with some really good acting and a strong "true story" narrative. (6-1-2-14)

  • The Immigrant

    The Immigrant (2014)

    June 08, 2014

    History has told many interesting stories regarding the mass mass migration of Europeans to America through Ellis Island one hundred years ago but is a subject that film rarely explored until now. The Immigrant tells of the struggle of one immigrant and her determination to succeed in the New World. Both acting and story-telling are superb. (6-8-14)

  • Chef

    Chef (2014)

    June 03, 2014

    Though very entertaining it is a case of too many plots spoiling the narrative. Is it a foodie flick or a buddy road trip thing or just a two-hour Twitter ad? Good acting, great food and a wonderful soundtrack made Chef a tasty confusing pleasure. (6-2-14)

  • The Railway Man

    The Railway Man (2014)

    May 29, 2014

    Superb "true story" drama with great acting from Firth and Kidman, this movie teaches more more about compassion and forgiveness than all the movies combined this year. (5-29-14)

  • Fading Gigolo

    Fading Gigolo (2014)

    May 10, 2014

    This is your quintessential New York movie that Turturro underplays perfectly and lets Woody get most of the good lines. Not great but not bad either...much better than most of the crap so far this year. (5-10-14)

  • Under the Skin

    Under the Skin (2014)

    April 27, 2014

    Not about to drink the movie critic Kool-Aid on this one. Is it too much to ask for some semblance of a narrative? Do I care some Scotsmen are disappearing into the Highlands version of the La Brea Tar Pits...not really! Welcome to 2014's Tree of Life.(4-27-14)

Find us on:                     
Help | About | Jobs | Critics Submission | Press | API | Licensing | Mobile