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Rating T-Meter Title | Year Review
3/4 100%

The Long Voyage Home (1940)

"It's not the most focused and sustained movie, but the solid acting and elegant direction elevate this to another level. What could have been a routine melodrama ends up being quite a classy production. " Film Geek Central
Posted Apr 14, 2013
3/4 68%

Trance (2013)

"It's not a perfect film, nor is it really trying to be. It's a fun mindf***, filled with great performances, a thumping soundtrack and trippy visuals. If that's your bag, check it out!" Film Geek Central
Posted Apr 11, 2013
3/4 80%

The Place Beyond The Pines (2013)

"Gosling is phenomenal, the direction is inspiring, and it's incredibly ambitious. But it is a little too ambitious for its own good, and that's what holds it back from being great. Still, I would say it's definitely worth your time. " Film Geek Central
Posted Apr 4, 2013
3/4 52%

Jack the Giant Slayer (2013)

"It's not as complex as something like LORD OF THE RINGS, nor is it trying to be. This is a fun adventure film that should bring out the 12-year old in all of us." Film Geek Central
Posted Mar 1, 2013
1.5/4 93%

The Gatekeepers (2013)

"I got as much enjoyment out of this film about as much as a 6 year-old would." Film Geek Central
Posted Feb 28, 2013
3.5/4 83%

Side Effects (2013)

"The filmmaking is exhilarating, Rooney Mara gives an outstanding performance, and the script goes in unpredictable directions. SIDE EFFECTS is a great example of why we go to the movies." Film Geek Central
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3.5/4 98%

56 Up (2013)

"I think the best thing about this movie (and the entire series) is that it forces the viewer to think about their own lives. It's kind of an awakening experience." Film Geek Central
Posted Feb 7, 2013
3/4 47%

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"It's a fun, darkly violent popcorn movie that features an awesomely confident, "tough guy" performance from Stallone. " Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 31, 2013
.5/4 41%

Parker (2013)

"It starts off as a generic heist-gone-bad film, and then turns into GIGLI during the second half, when Lopez shows up." Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 24, 2013
.5/4 No Score Yet

Too Scared to Scream (1985)

"A generic thriller that feels like an R-rated TV movie. " Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 19, 2013
3/4 No Score Yet

That's Dancing! (1985)

"I'd rather just watch a musical in it's entirety than a greatest clips presentation, but for what it is, it's entertaining enough. At least it made me write down a list of musicals to watch. " Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 19, 2013
0/4 0%

Ghoulies (1985)

"I can enjoy a bad cheesy B-movie, but there has to be a sense of charm, and GHOULIES has none whatsoever! " Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 19, 2013
1/4 No Score Yet

The Inheritors (1982)

"I know what they were going for here, but it's sloppy filmmaking with no focal point. " Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 19, 2013
1.5/4 No Score Yet

L'homme blessé (1983)

"The story meanders and it really doesn't make a whole lot of sense by the end of the movie." Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 19, 2013
0/4 No Score Yet

The Party Animal (1983)

"If you have a morbid curiosity in seeking out the worst films ever made, then I have a treat for you..... it's called PARTY ANIMAL!!!" Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 19, 2013
1.5/4 40%

Avenging Angel (1985)

"Should've been a fun cheesy movie, but every time it actually TRIES to be funny, it wasn't funny. The movie is uneven." Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 19, 2013
2.5/4 93%

Amour (2012)

"Haneke's self-indulgent approach is getting old to me. His devoted fans will like it, but others will most likely be scratching their heads trying to figure out how this got a Best Picture nomination. " Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 17, 2013
2.5/4 60%

The Last Stand (2013)

"For a movie that advertises itself as a movie starring Arnold Swarzenegger, he sure spends a lot of time off-screen." Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 17, 2013
2/4 92%

Zero Dark Thirty (2013)

"I was pretty upset that Bigelow got snubbed by the Academy.... until I actually SAW the film. It felt like a really good TV movie, but Jessica Chastain's phony and forced performance drags it down." Film Geek Central
Posted Jan 11, 2013
4/4 88%

Django Unchained (2012)

"Quentin Tarantino has made a masterpiece! It's the ultimate film geek cinematic treat. It's dark, brutal, funny, compelling, engaging, exciting, expertly crafted and brilliantly conceived. " Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 24, 2012
3/4 69%

Les Misérables (2012)

"Despite the shaky start, I found it to be an emotionally fulfilling, epic musical featuring outstanding performances from the ensemble cast." Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 24, 2012
1/4 51%

This is 40 (2012)

"This is an overindulgent, bloated, sloppy, slapdash comedy featuring a bunch of jerks, that was in desperate need of a tight script. It should've been called IMPROVISATION: THE MOVIE." Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 20, 2012
2.5/4 62%

Jack Reacher (2012)

"This film is so well-directed, that it almost fools you into thinking it's a good movie. It's not bad by any measure, but since it had a hard time figuring out just what kind of tone to have, it's not wholly successful either. " Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 20, 2012
1/4 79%

Any Day Now (2012)

"I didn't buy anything in this mindnumbingly tedious "message" film." Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 20, 2012
1.5/4 38%

The Guilt Trip (2012)

"This movie takes absolutely zero chances. It's one of those safe, middle-of-the-road movies that conservative Uncle Fred (who sees 2 movies a year) can recommend to you during Thanksgiving. Thanks Fred!" ‐Sin Magazine
Posted Dec 19, 2012
3/4 64%

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

"Those expecting THE HOBBIT to be on the same level as LORD OF THE RINGS are only setting themselves up for disappointment. But if you just go in expecting a fun adventure, you should be able to enjoy it. Just DON'T see it in the higher frame rate." Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 14, 2012
1.5/4 37%

Hyde Park on Hudson (2012)

"This isn't the worst film of the year, but it's definitely inadequate filmmaking. Murray gives a cartoonish performance and the film has no focus." Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 14, 2012
3/4 96%

Chasing Ice (2012)

"This is a well made Documentary that becomes very involving because it's just as much about Balog's journey as it is about global warming." Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 6, 2012
2.5/4 91%

Holy Motors (2012)

"I admire the film for thinking out of the box, but it just tries too hard to be weird. It ends up imploding on itself due to its over-ambition." Film Geek Central
Posted Dec 6, 2012
2.5/4 74%

Killing Them Softly (2012)

"Movies like this frustrate me. There are many moments of genius to be found here, but the movie is just too uneven for me to recommend as a whole." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 29, 2012
3.5/4 62%

Hitchcock (2012)

"It's a well crafted, marvelously acted, fun piece of fluff. It may not be the best film of the year, but it's certainly one of the most watchable, anchored by a stunning performance by Hopkins. " Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 29, 2012
4/4 87%

Life of Pi (2012)

"It's a beautifully crafted, and spiritually satisfying tall tale. This is one of the year's best films, and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves cinema." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 22, 2012
3.5/4 92%

Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

"Now, this isn't your typical rom-com. This doesn't have Sandra Bullock acting like an idiot for 90 minutes. This is a smart, edgy, brutally honest romance that will shake you up, but will have you hoping these characters will end up with each other." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 21, 2012
2.5/4 63%

Anna Karenina (2012)

"I admire the film's ambition, but I can't fully recommend it. Sorry. I need some characters that I can care about. But it's almost worth seeing for the film's unique style." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 20, 2012
1/4 24%

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1 (2011)

"These movies have become one big joke, with hokey acting, slapdash visuals and Kindergarten dialogue. It felt like such a parody that it might as well have been directed by those jerks who made DISASTER MOVIE and EPIC MOVIE." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 15, 2012
1.5/4 49%

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2 (2012)

"I'm not sure why I even bother to review these movies. TWILIGHT fans are going to see these regardless of what I think. They're going to like BREAKING DAWN part 2, just because it's TWILIGHT. They're blinded." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 15, 2012
2.5/4 90%

Lincoln (2012)

"I expect spectacular things from Spielberg, so when he delivers something that's just average, it's a bit of a letdown." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 15, 2012
4/4 93%

Skyfall (2012)

"It has expertly crafted action, a supensefully compelling storyline, exciting homages to previous films, the best Bond villain in decades, and an ending that will make 007 junkies stand up applauding. Sam Mendes has made a perfect Bond film. " Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 8, 2012
3.5/4 65%

Quantum of Solace (2008)

"This may not make my list of Top 5 Bond films, but it's unfair to expect that every time. But, it's one hell of an action movie, and a "satisfying enough" Bond film." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 7, 2012
4/4 95%

Casino Royale (2006)

"GOLDFINGER? SHMOLDFINGER! CASINO ROYALE is the best James Bond movie to date. Not only that, but it is also one of the best action movies ever made. And now, has become one of my favorite films. This is a classic." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 7, 2012
3/4 58%

Die Another Day (2002)

"No one's going to accuse DIE ANOTHER DAY of being a sophisticated spy movie. It's an over-the-top action movie that is to be enjoyed best with a big bucket of popcorn." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 5, 2012
2/4 51%

The World Is Not Enough (1999)

"There's plenty of action and typical Bond elements to be found throughout, but the execution felt a bit generic to me. It also doesn't help that Denise Richards drags the movie down every time she appears on-screen." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 4, 2012
3/4 57%

Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

"Top notch popcorn entertainment, straight from the Hollywood factory. This is even better than GOLDENEYE." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 3, 2012
3/4 78%

GoldenEye (1995)

"This is a nice, safe, Bond movie that is trying to please the masses. And it does work as a crowd pleaser. Not among the best Bond, but a solid debut for Brosnan and a worthy entry in the series." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 2, 2012
2/4 78%

Flight (2012)

"It has one amazing sequence in the beginning and a fine performance from Washington, but the way it deals with alcoholism is like a glitzy afterschool special." Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 2, 2012
3/4 93%

The Sessions (2012)

"A dramatic, inspiring story that can be humorous at times with endearing characters. This is a crowd-pleaser that is sure to be a contender at the Oscars. " Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 2, 2012
3/4 71%

The Loneliest Planet (2012)

"Julia Loktev has created a beautiful, haunting and ultimately disturbing film that poses difficult questions for the viewer to answer. " Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 2, 2012
.5/4 49%

The Man With the Iron Fists (2012)

"For those of you who've been looking forward to a totally awesome and crazy martial arts flick, prepare to be epically disappointed. Because this movie SUCKS! " Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 2, 2012
3.5/4 86%

Wreck-it Ralph (2012)

"This is, without a doubt, the best animated film so far this year. It's a video game geek's paradise, featuring countless references to games from all eras. " Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 2, 2012
3/4 96%

Brooklyn Castle (2012)

""BROOKLYN CASTLE is a compelling, engaging and inspiring Documentary, featuring Junior High kids that you can relate to. Even if you don't know the game of Chess all too well, it won't stop you from enjoying this pleasant film."" Film Geek Central
Posted Nov 2, 2012
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