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Rating Title/Year Author
2/10 Sometimes They Come Back (1991) Brandon Ciampaglia Sometimes They Come Back is a film that had the potential for greatness but never really seemed to get on track. The acting was solid, the special effects were effective, but it was the story that never caught on. EDIT
Posted Jan 15, 2020
7/10 () Michael Drucker Oswalt's comedy is simply awesome. He has great rhythm and he really draws out his jokes and keeps making them funnier and funnier. EDIT
Posted Aug 2, 2019
6/10 Will Ferrell: You're Welcome America - A Final Night with George W Bush (2009) R.L. Shaffer Ferrell does a fine job spinning the presidency on its heels and he provides a generous dose of laughs (the bit where he gives the audience nicknames is a hoot and the product of improv genius). EDIT
Posted Jul 31, 2019
8/10 The Haunted World of El Superbeasto (2009) R.L. Shaffer A seriously entertaining, original, visual mind warp. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2016
5/10 Dark Shadows (2012) R.L. Shaffer Dark Shadows should have been a return-to-form for director Tim Burton, but with a bloated budget and way too much room to play, Burton delivers yet another wasted effort. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2012
7.8/10 Resident Evil: Damnation (2012) R.L. Shaffer Resident Evil: Damnation is the best Resident Evil film to-date. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2012
5/10 The Tall Man (2012) R.L. Shaffer The Tall Man is a fine thriller that tragically falls off the rails, spiraling into dark, morally corrupt territory. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2012
7/10 The Revenant (2009) R.L. Shaffer The Revenant is a refreshing spin on the vampire/zombie genre and a true hidden gem. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2012
4.5/10 Werewolf: The Beast Among Us (2012) R.L. Shaffer Werewolf: The Beast Among Us is hardly the disaster many feared, but its not very good, either. EDIT
Posted Oct 5, 2012
5/10 Starship Troopers: Invasion (2012) R.L. Shaffer Starship Troopers: Invasion is quite reminiscent of a video game cut scene, sans the joy of any actual gameplay. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
7/10 Halloween II (1981) R.L. Shaffer Halloween II isn't a knockout sequel, but it's a solid, if slightly slow, follow-up to the original horror classic. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
8/10 Halloween III: Season of the Witch (1982) R.L. Shaffer Halloween III: Season of the Witch might have been hated back in the day, but it simply doesn't deserve the anger and animosity nowadays. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
9/10 Titanic (1997) R.L. Shaffer A staggering film, layered with melodramatic romance, tragedy, intensity and breathtaking production design. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
8/10 Ghosts of the Abyss (2003) R.L. Shaffer A bit slow-going and strangely emotionless at times. But Bill Paxton's nervous expressions add humor, and the film's jaw-dropping glimpse at the Titanic are powerful, to say the least. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
9/10 The Cabin in the Woods (2011) R.L. Shaffer The Cabin in the Woods is nothing short of brilliant. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
7/10 High School (2010) R.L. Shaffer High School definitely won't be everyone's flavor of pot comedy, but it's certainly a fun trip and a clever spin on the genre. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
9.5/10 Marvel's the Avengers (2012) R.L. Shaffer The Star Wars of a new generation. EDIT
Posted Sep 26, 2012
6/10 The Victim (2011) R.L. Shaffer The Victim is a labor of love, and despite the thin narrative and low-budget shortcomings, the film makes for an interesting midnight movie. It's a bit light on humor, sans the film's amusing finale, but there's just enough here to keep genre fans smiling. EDIT
Posted Sep 20, 2012
7/10 Safe (2012) R.L. Shaffer Editing is wonky, and the story leaves much to be desired, but Jason Statham genuinely shines in this rugged, violent action-thriller, with a body count that rivals classic John Woo. EDIT
Posted Sep 11, 2012
2/10 Piranha 3DD (2012) R.L. Shaffer An absolutely awful sequel that flushes any potential this franchise might have otherwise had. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2012
1/10 Jersey Shore Shark Attack (2012) R.L. Shaffer Appallingly cheap on every conceivable level, Jersey Shore Shark Attack is like watching a bad porno without the satisfaction of seeing any actual sex. EDIT
Posted Sep 10, 2012
6/10 Snow White and the Huntsman (2012) R.L. Shaffer Snow White boasts some clever visuals and engaging action, but the story feels forced and better fit for a SyFy movie of the week. EDIT
Posted Sep 7, 2012
9/10 The Five-Year Engagement (2012) R.L. Shaffer A bit overlong, with a surprisingly moody middle act, but writer/actor Jason Segel and director/co-writer Nicholas Stoller continue to perfectly balance the laughs with the drama. EDIT
Posted Sep 5, 2012
5/10 Battleship (2012) R.L. Shaffer Direction is sharp, but the dull assembly line story damages this hokey action picture that's occasionally so bad it's good. EDIT
Posted Aug 28, 2012
3/10 Freelancers (2012) R.L. Shaffer Freelancers is a dull, lifeless cop drama built on cliches, powered by throwaway supporting performances from Forest Whitaker and Robert De Niro. EDIT
Posted Aug 22, 2012
5/10 The Dictator (2012) R.L. Shaffer A few laughs here and there at the expense of offensive stereotypes, The Dictator mostly repeats jokes we've seen in other, better Sacha Baron Cohen films. EDIT
Posted Aug 21, 2012
8/10 The Hunger Games (2012) R.L. Shaffer The Hunger Games may be a flawed beast, to be sure, but there's plenty of subtext to glean from the narrative, and a slew of wonderfully rich characters worth investing in. EDIT
Posted Aug 20, 2012
8/10 The Raid: Redemption (2011) R.L. Shaffer The Raid: Redemption boasts an outstanding showcase of martial arts and stuntwork. The story might be thin, and the fighting a little repetitive, but The Raid is a knockout low-budget actioner. EDIT
Posted Aug 13, 2012
8/10 () R.L. Shaffer An impressive production to say the least, Hatfields & McCoys is as exciting as it is lavish and beautiful. EDIT
Posted Aug 10, 2012
9/10 Detention (2011) R.L. Shaffer Detention is a hypnotic hipster acid trip - a brazenly irreverent jolt to the system that screams cult gem. EDIT
Posted Aug 9, 2012
4/10 Dr. Seuss' the Lorax (2012) R.L. Shaffer A mostly harmless, cute and cuddly pop-infused babysitter for the ADD generation, but a wretched adaptation of Seuss' classic work. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2012
6/10 House of My Father (2012) R.L. Shaffer Pretty much one long sketch painfully stretched to feature length - Casa de mi Padre would have been better served as a short film series on Ferrell's Funny or Die website. EDIT
Posted Aug 7, 2012
3/10 Age of the Dragons (2011) R.L. Shaffer Watch the opening sequence, skip everything that else that follows. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2012
9/10 Total Recall (1990) R.L. Shaffer A wickedly violent, action-packed old school piece of warped, twist-filled sci-fi and Schwarzenegger cheese. You'll wish you had three hands to hold this one. EDIT
Posted Aug 6, 2012
6/10 Silent House (2011) R.L. Shaffer Interesting one-take cinematography and a great performance by Elizabeth Olsen are very nearly ruined by a muddled story that leaves little room for replay value. EDIT
Posted Jul 23, 2012
5/10 Intruders (2011) R.L. Shaffer Intruders is a slow-going psychological thriller with very few thrills and little intrigue. EDIT
Posted Jul 19, 2012
6/10 Lockout (2012) R.L. Shaffer Lockout is a film derivative of several notable genre classics, but the film does offer some entertainment value. EDIT
Posted Jul 17, 2012
7/10 American Reunion (2012) R.L. Shaffer American Reunion is one last slice of pie worth having. It's a tasty treat to the many fans who made this franchise what it is. EDIT
Posted Jul 10, 2012
6/10 God Bless America (2011) R.L. Shaffer God Bless America is an angry film, with some good points and plenty of amusing satire, but it's ultimately bogged down by dull pacing and way too many rants and monologues. EDIT
Posted Jul 3, 2012
8/10 The Artist (2011) R.L. Shaffer The Artist is superfluous, but charming through-and-through, painted with lively performances, staggering cinematography and a lovely spirit of nostalgia. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2012
7/10 Wrath of the Titans (2012) R.L. Shaffer Certainly sloppy, but visually rich, exciting and, thanks to several great supporting roles, a better, more character-driven tale that tops the original despite a more intimate feel. EDIT
Posted Jun 29, 2012
8/10 21 Jump Street (2012) R.L. Shaffer Slick and funny as hell, 21 Jump Street is one of the best comedies of the year. EDIT
Posted Jun 27, 2012
9/10 The FP (2011) R.L. Shaffer The FP is a mostly serious, straight-faced spoof of misogynistic gangland B-movies and sports dramas, and rarely does it fail to deliver sparks of originality and sly comedy. EDIT
Posted Jun 22, 2012
6/10 Project X (2012) R.L. Shaffer An enjoyable, if very sloppy, jaunt into total anarchy, Project X isn't a film about morals, but what happens when all rules are thrown out the window. EDIT
Posted Jun 19, 2012
7/10 Wanderlust (2012) R.L. Shaffer The parts are often funnier, and more memorable, than the whole, but there's enough here to keep David Wain fans smiling. EDIT
Posted Jun 18, 2012
5/10 Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (2011) R.L. Shaffer The mystery and fun of the first feature is replaced with a bland miscast villain and slam-bang action nonsense, none of which is very impressive. EDIT
Posted Jun 15, 2012
9/10 A Necessary Death (2008) R.L. Shaffer A Necessary Death presents a wholly original, fascinating and curiously terrifying documentary that's likely to either captivate or revolt audiences. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2012
5/10 Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance (2012) R.L. Shaffer Ghost Rider only excels when it embraces the gonzo direction of directors Neveldine and Taylor. Sadly though, the film seems to be pumping its brakes more than riding with a vengeance. EDIT
Posted Jun 12, 2012
7/10 Meatballs (1979) R.L. Shaffer A bit slow and meandering, and unfunny when Bill Murray is not on screen, but Meatballs is worth it for the camp atmosphere and Murray's comic genius. EDIT
Posted Jun 11, 2012
8/10 Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker (2012) R.L. Shaffer While few newcomers will likely attach to Dragon Age: Dawn of the Seeker, the film provides a real treat for longtime fans of this franchise. EDIT
Posted Jun 7, 2012