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Rating Title | Year Quote Author
1 84%

They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (1969)

"It's depressing as hell, so it's not a movie I would watch repeatedly, but I'm sure glad I saw it. This is an important film about a time in America's history that wasn't so glamorous. You won't forget it."

Posted Jun 17, 2013

Austin Kennedy

2 56%

Man of Steel (2013)

"From an action stand point, MAN OF STEEL delivers. But, I didn't connect with it on an emotional level, which would be fine if this was something like G.I. JOE... but this is SUPERMAN. There should be more to it than just a couple of swell battle scenes."

Posted Jun 14, 2013

Austin Kennedy

3 83%

This Is the End (2013)

"Just when I thought I was getting tired of this comedy group, they surprise me with this refreshing, dark, gross, raunchy, brave, bold satire that made me laugh hard and often. It's a little rough around the edges, but the laughs are definitely there."

Posted Jun 13, 2013

Austin Kennedy

4 98%

Before Midnight (2013)

"Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy shine in what has to be the most genuine, brutally honest, and romantic tale of love in all of film history. Linklater has made a crowning achievement!"

Posted Jun 7, 2013

Austin Kennedy

5 71%

Wish You Were Here (2013)

"It's an engrossing, dramatic mystery that's filled with terrific performances and raw filmmaking."

Posted Jun 7, 2013

Austin Kennedy

6 34%

The Internship (2013)

"Kind of like when Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor tried to recapture the magic of SILVER STREAK and came out with ANOTHER YOU. THE INTERNSHIP is that kind of a failure. Avoid at all costs!"

Posted Jun 7, 2013

Austin Kennedy

7 63%

The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

"It's a lavishly epic biopic, full of wonderful performances and breathtaking musical numbers. It definitely deserved its Oscar!"

Posted Jun 5, 2013

Austin Kennedy

8 100%

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai) (1954)

"I can think of a several samurai films that I prefer to this, but it's still a solid film."

Posted Jun 4, 2013

Austin Kennedy

9 74%

Micmacs (Micmacs tire-larigot) (2010)

"It's superbly directed but the story just isn't involving and the characters are empty shells. Knowing how awesome this director can be, MICMACS was a major letdown."

Posted Jun 2, 2013

Austin Kennedy

10 89%

Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2013)

"It's not the tightest Documentary I've ever seen, but it offers a rare look into the life of that charismatic, mysterious character that is Ricky Jay. If you're a fan of magic, card tricks, or Jay.... definitely check it out. "

Posted May 31, 2013

Austin Kennedy

11 11%

After Earth (2013)

"It had a great premise, solid special effects and decent direction, but the film's potential is derailed by some truly atrocious acting, especially from Jaden Smith."

Posted May 31, 2013

Austin Kennedy

12 50%

Now You See Me (2013)

"So, we have a fun cast and a neat premise. But about halfway through the movie, I found myself wondering WHY everything was happening."

Posted May 31, 2013

Austin Kennedy

13 68%

Fast & Furious 6 (2013)

"It's probably an oxymoron giving these movies bad reviews at this point in the game. It's a fun, stupid movie that wil have audiences hootin and hollerin. Good times ."

Posted May 24, 2013

Austin Kennedy

14 19%

The Hangover Part III (2013)

"This makes HANGOVER 2 look like HANGOVER 1."

Posted May 24, 2013

Austin Kennedy

15 64%

Epic (2013)

"Why does Hollywood always feel the need to pander to kids by throwing in annoying comic characters and out of place humor in a story that doesn't need it? "

Posted May 24, 2013

Austin Kennedy

16 81%

The Painting (2013)

"It's a wonderful, imaginative, one-of-kind experience."

Posted May 24, 2013

Austin Kennedy

17 83%

The Ten Commandments (1923)

"This is light years better than the Heston version. The effects hold up better (parting of the read sea is awesome!), the acting is better and it's about an hour shorter."

Posted May 19, 2013

Austin Kennedy

18 87%

How To Marry A Millionaire (1953)

"Despite some good work from Bacall and Monroe, this comedy ends up feeling flat. How many people want to watch a movie with a bunch of selfish women who want to find a rich husband so they don't ever have to work again? Yeah, I didn't think so."

Posted May 19, 2013

Austin Kennedy

19 87%

Star Trek Into Darkness (2013)

"I'm sure this movie will upset a few fanboys here and there, but I thought this was a terrific, crowd pleaser of a film. Loaded with action and humor, this is summer blockbuster escapism at it's best. Better than the first!"

Posted May 16, 2013

Austin Kennedy

20 77%

Fast Five (2011)

"The last 2 entries were stupid too, but at least this one was well directed and features some of the most impressive stunt work I've seen in years."

Posted May 14, 2013

Austin Kennedy

21 86%

Big Fan (2009)

"Despite the rough-around-the-edges direction, this was a compelling character study, anchored by an astonishing performance by Patton Oswalt."

Posted May 10, 2013

Austin Kennedy

22 73%

Before Night Falls (2001)

"This could have been a compelling movie about a wonderful writer, but instead it's a tedious, pointless mess. After spending over 2 hours with Arenas, I still knew nothing about him. Javier Bardem's great performance seemed to be a complete waste."

Posted May 10, 2013

Austin Kennedy

23 49%

The Great Gatsby (2013)

"It all seems so forced, it's as if Baz was trying really hard to emulate his own style. But he seemed to forget that he IS Baz so he doesn't need to try at all."

Posted May 9, 2013

Austin Kennedy

24 78%

Iron Man 3 (2013)

"If you keep your expectations realistic, IRON MAN 3 will not disappoint. It's a great popcorn movie and a perfect way to start off the summer movie season!"

Posted May 2, 2013

Austin Kennedy

25 80%

Marvin's Room (1996)

"Great work from Dicaprio, De Niro, and especially Streep certainly make the film watchable, but it still can't save it from feeling like a TV movie of the week. If you're a fan of melodrama... and over 60, then you'll find much to like. "

Posted May 2, 2013

Austin Kennedy

26 78%

Fatal Attraction (1987)

"Solid direction, ,thrilling set pieces, and an iconic performance from Glenn Close. It's a sleazy movie, but an extremely watchable one. The entertainment value for this one is very high."

Posted Apr 30, 2013

Austin Kennedy

27 44%

Casanova (2005)

"A fun, lighthearted, energetic (if insignificant) romp that features fine work from Ledger, Platt and Irons. I was grinning for most of the running time."

Posted Apr 28, 2013

Austin Kennedy

28 92%

The Kid Stays in the Picture (2002)

"It offers a fascinating peek into the (not always glamorous) life of a Hollywood big shot. Full of insight, meaty tidbits, and not without humor, this documentary is one of the best."

Posted Apr 27, 2013

Austin Kennedy

29 ——

The Gaucho (1927)

"It may get too bogged down with religious themes during the second half, but that doesn't keep it from being a likable, rousing adventure, featuring a fantastic performance from Fairbanks."

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Austin Kennedy

30 93%

Re-Animator (1985)

"I definitely see its appeal and influence. It's tasteless, shameless, and nasty. And I mean that in the most positive way."

Posted Apr 26, 2013

Austin Kennedy

31 49%

Pain & Gain (2013)

"PAIN & GAIN is a big middle finger to all the Michael Bay haters out there. It's crass, crude, vulgar, raunchy, gross, gratuitous, and I loved every minute of it!"

Posted Apr 25, 2013

Austin Kennedy

32 98%

Mud (2013)

"It features another fine performance by McConaughey, a compelling coming-of-age story, and sturdy filmmaking. It's definitely a movie that will stick with you long afterwards, and you can't really ask for more than that from a movie these days."

Posted Apr 25, 2013

Austin Kennedy

33 81%

Mulholland Drive (2001)

"It's a big mess! But not in a controlled sense like Lynch's other films. "

Posted Apr 24, 2013

Austin Kennedy

34 100%

Dinner at Eight (1933)

"It's a little rough around the edges, but the performances from these legendary actors really make this movie worthy of your time"

Posted Apr 24, 2013

Austin Kennedy

35 98%

The Red Shoes (1948)

"It's marvelously acted, superbly written, and features outstanding choreography , unforgettable characters and hauntingly beautiful cinematography. It's a cinematic treat for movie lovers! Bon appetit!"

Posted Apr 23, 2013

Austin Kennedy

36 45%

The Lords of Salem (2013)

"It's brave, bold, ambitious..... and not very good."

Posted Apr 19, 2013

Austin Kennedy

37 86%

The Mark of Zorro (1920)

" It's exciting, thrilling, romantic, and thoroughly entertaining.. And it's all anchored by a rousing performance from Douglas Fairbanks. This is what going to the movies should be about: Pure escapism! "

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Austin Kennedy

38 54%

Oblivion (2013)

"It's a smart blockbuster that may have a hard time finding a large audience, but those that discover it will love it. Especially nerds."

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Austin Kennedy

39 ——

The Reluctant Dragon (A Day at Disneys) (Behind the Scenes at Walt Disney Studio) (1941)

"This isn't really so much a movie as it is just an excuse to show the movie-going audience some of what goes into making an animated film. And you know what? That's absolutely fine by me."

Posted Apr 18, 2013

Austin Kennedy

40 71%

Kiss Me, Stupid (1964)

"Being a HUGE Wilder fan, I can honestly say that this was a HUGE disappointment. I'd rather watch this than say, BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE 2, but I expected something much better from a director as talented as Wilder."

Posted Apr 16, 2013

Austin Kennedy

41 59%

Somewhere in Time (1980)

"I understand why this movie has a respectable cult following. I get the appeal. I only wish the movie would have followed through with its promising premise all the way. I didn't dislike it, but was a little letdown. "

Posted Apr 15, 2013

Austin Kennedy

42 47%

The Babe (1992)

"John Goodman's performance deserves to be seen. I just wish I could say that for the rest of the movie."

Posted Apr 15, 2013

Austin Kennedy

43 100%

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. "

Posted Apr 14, 2013

Austin Kennedy

44 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!"

Posted Apr 11, 2013

Austin Kennedy

45 81%

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. "

Posted Apr 4, 2013

Austin Kennedy

46 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."

Posted Mar 1, 2013

Austin Kennedy

47 93%

The Gatekeepers (2013)

"I got as much enjoyment out of this film about as much as a 6 year-old would."

Posted Feb 28, 2013

Austin Kennedy

48 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."

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Austin Kennedy

49 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."

Posted Feb 7, 2013

Austin Kennedy

50 46%

Bullet to the Head (2013)

"It's a fun, darkly violent popcorn movie that features an awesomely confident, "tough guy" performance from Stallone. "

Posted Jan 31, 2013

Austin Kennedy

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