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Alex Sandell

Alex Sandell
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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
8/10 90% The Wicker Man (1973) The Wicker Man is unforgettable. It's the most unique horror film ever made. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 9, 2005
9/10 82% Serenity (2005) Serenity should not be missed. If you plan on missing it you best get a foot ready, 'cuz you're going to be kicking yourself when you find out what you've been missing. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 8, 2005
5/10 95% Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) Like the Looney Tunes gang before them, Wallace and Gromit are better taken in small doses. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Oct 8, 2005
9/10 92% Shaun of the Dead (2004) The Office meets Annie Hall meets Night of the Living Dead. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 30, 2005
7/10 50% Dead and Breakfast (2005) Reminds me of the slightly retarded mutt in a room full of intelligent purebreds. Yes, it may 'sit' when it's told to 'roll over,' but it tries its best to please you. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 29, 2005
7/10 64% La Chiesa (The Church) (Cathedral of Demons) (1989) Even when the film gets slow, it's nearly impossible to turn away and risk missing the next beautifully framed shot. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 29, 2005
7/10 50% House (Ding Dong, You're Dead) (1986) The movie borrows from all the right places, including Edgar Allen Poe's Tell-Tale Heart and Sam Raimi's Evil Dead. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 28, 2005
5/10 55% Paura nella città dei morti viventi (City Of The Living Dead) (The Gates of Hell) (1980) Drink less [than six beers], you'll be bored with the nonsensical plot. Drink more, you'll probably vomit when you see a girl in the movie literally puke her guts out. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 28, 2005
8/10 79% Non si deve profanare il sonno dei morti (Let Sleeping Corpses Lie) (Don't Open the Window) (1974) Director Jorge Grau has an incredible eye and creates a lavish horror spectacle. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 28, 2005
2/10 11% Parasite (1982) Makes Demi Moore's later crappy movies look like Casablanca. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 28, 2005
8/10 83% Tim Burton's Corpse Bride (2005) I haven't looked forward to dying this much in a long time! ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 21, 2005
2/10 45% The Exorcism of Emily Rose (2005) You'd never know it by the ads, but this is faith-based filmmaking and one of the most manipulative mainstream movies ever put on screen. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 18, 2005
7/10 61% Lord of War (2005) Andrew Niccol keeps the film interesting with frenzied camerawork and startling imagery. It's too bad the story itself didn't take as many chances. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 18, 2005
7/10 53% An Unfinished Life (2005) Even if the film is nothing more than the cinematic equivalent of a fortune cookie, it's one that's easy to swallow. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Sep 7, 2005
3/10 11% The Cave (2005) Not once is The Cave scary, suspenseful, or worth the brain cells you'll lose trying to dumb yourself down to its level. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Aug 26, 2005
6/10 38% The Brothers Grimm (2005) Jar Jar Binks has finally met his match. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Aug 26, 2005
7/10 94% March of the Penguins (2005) March is an overblown National Geographic special, but it's also a breath of fresh air to rid multiplexes of the rank stench of the worst summer Hollywood has ever had. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Aug 24, 2005
8/10 79% Red Eye (2005) A nail-biting 90 minutes at the movies. Wes Craven got it right this time. Hop aboard for the thrill-ride of the summer! ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Aug 24, 2005
3/10 14% The Dukes of Hazzard (2005) One big, uninspired failure. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Aug 23, 2005
3/5 38% Short Circuit 2 (1988) Entertaining enough, as far as sequels go.‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Aug 23, 2005
8/10 77% The Machinist (2004) It's like a film the Coen Brothers would have made, back when they still made good movies. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Aug 22, 2005
5/10 37% The Great Raid (2005) The film is as black and white as any given State of the Union Address delivered by President George W. Bush. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Aug 11, 2005
7/10 52% Friday the 13th, Part VI - Jason Lives (1986) Gives us a couple of good, self-referential laughs ... the film is probably the most enjoyable of the series, but it isn't the best. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 25, 2005
3/10 48% Bad News Bears (2005) Paramount strikes out with yet another one of their remakes, lowering the batting average of film in general. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 25, 2005
8/10 27% Fantastic Four (2005) It puts a smile on your face and you can't resist the charming nature of the film. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 25, 2005
7/10 53% The Devil's Rejects (2005) Smells of expired milk, impacts like a deer hitting your car, and tastes of moldy pizza. I don't think Rob Zombie would have it any other way. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 23, 2005
5/10 40% The Island (2005) Product placements are seen as a necessary evil, but do they really have to be constantly seen? The film itself doesn't add up to the sum of its ads. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 19, 2005
4/10 83% Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) It seems screenwriter John August couldn't resist explaining away Wonka's eccentricities and quirks through a run-of-the-mill subplot ... ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jul 14, 2005
7/10 74% War of the Worlds (2005) The flick is undeniably fun and Spielberg's dusted off magic still works. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jun 28, 2005
6/10 73% Land of the Dead (2005) It was thought that George A. Romero would save the weakening horror genre. Instead, he joined it. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jun 22, 2005
7/10 84% Batman Begins (2005) MTV editing and an awful plot turn make Batman Begins an entertaining diversion, rather than a classic adventure. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jun 10, 2005
10/10 79% Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith (2005) Will be remembered as one of the greatest movies ever made. 'Classic' isn't kind enough a word for this gem. The best film to be unleashed onto the public in 25 years! ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted May 9, 2005
5/10 60% The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005) You don't need to be a rabid follower of the source material to know that the movie messes much of it up. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Apr 27, 2005
7/10 23% The Amityville Horror (2005) Brutal, disquieting and disturbing as hell. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Apr 13, 2005
9/10 80% Oldboy (2005) Like a pulp novel written by Truman Capote on laughing gas. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Mar 25, 2005
10/10 78% Sin City (2005) 'Classic' isn't word enough to describe this unflinching look into the dark side of the comic book world. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Mar 24, 2005
3/10 20% The Ring Two (2005) Extraordinarily boring. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Mar 20, 2005
2/10 16% Cursed (2005) The scariest thing about Cursed is how willingly Dimension diluted this adult film, in an attempt to pawn it off to kids. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Feb 27, 2005
7/10 46% Constantine (2005) Constantine is no Hellblazer, but if you can get past that, it's a fun little film worth the price of admission. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Feb 19, 2005
3/10 13% Boogeyman (2005) When did young girls rollerblading backward become the universal symbol for spooky? ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Feb 4, 2005
8/10 32% The Phantom of the Opera (2005) A visual masterpiece. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 16, 2005
4/10 96% Sideways (2004) Like a $3.00 bottle of wine -- it may taste fruity going down, but when it comes back up you'll realize it wasn't worth the Technicolor yawn (or the horrible migraine). ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Jan 16, 2005
9/10 91% Million Dollar Baby (2004) Million Dollar Baby packs an emotional punch that knocks the wind out of its audience like no movie has in years. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Dec 30, 2004
10/10 87% The Aviator (2004) Powerful enough to make movie fans weak in the knees and enchanting enough to remind them that watching films isn't merely a hobby -- it's a love affair. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Dec 27, 2004
7/10 39% Meet the Fockers (2004) The exceptional cast turned the garden-variety script they were given into a movie that should please crowds throughout the holiday season. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Dec 23, 2004
7/10 52% Spanglish (2004) Instead of a classic along the lines of As Good as It Gets; Spanglish is merely a pleasant diversion. Sandler's surprise turn makes it worth a viewing. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Dec 20, 2004
8/10 68% Closer (2004) The ultimate 'sex as revenge' flick. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Dec 19, 2004
4/5 91% Arachnophobia (1990) Quote not available.‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Dec 19, 2004
3/10 72% Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) Lemony Snicket's a Series of Unfortunate Events continues 2004's Hollywood Series of Unfortunate Holiday Films. ‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Dec 19, 2004
3/5 80% Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Movie (1996) Anything Mystery Science puts a smile on my face!‐ Juicy Cerebellum
Posted Dec 19, 2004