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Rating
Title/Year
Author
1
4/5
Shine (1996)
A tremendous biopic about overcoming the odds. It's what 'A Beautiful Mind' wants to grow up to be.
Posted Jan 4, 2003
2
4/5
Deeply moving film that only underscores the tragedy of continually casting Rickman as a villain.
Posted Jan 3, 2003
3
4/5
9 to 5 (1980)
Guilty pleasure. I'm sorry, but Lily Tomlin as a demented Snow White, complete with animated birdies? Rock!
Posted Jan 3, 2003
4
4/5
A buddy action movie that's actually extremely well-acted, especially on Gibson's part.
Posted Dec 30, 2002
5
4/5
Mary Poppins (1964)
There are few things in this world as sublime as watching Dick Van Dyke dance with penguins.
Posted Dec 28, 2002
6
5/5
Disturbed, deranged and utterly brilliant.
Posted Dec 28, 2002
7
4/5
Maleficent is one of the crowning achievements of the Disney Villain Factory.
Posted Dec 28, 2002
8
5/5
One of the very few films that truly, terribly horrifies. A classic.
Posted Dec 24, 2002
9
4/5
Creepshow (1982)
Captures beautifully the spirit of classic EC Comics.
Posted Dec 24, 2002
10
4/5
Gun Shy (2000)
Sure it falls apart right at the end--but up until that point it's a gem of an underrated comedy.
Posted Dec 20, 2002
11
4/5
Guilty pleasure classic. Anthony Michael Hall's character's drunken rambles hold a shining place in the pop culture hall of fame.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
12
4/5
Beetlejuice (1988)
An excellent, twisted, funny film back when Burton didn't get in the way of his own filmmaking.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
13
4/5
Wildcats (1986)
Second best football flick ever made.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
14
3/5
A capable documentary, but the title's misleading. It's more about Hawking himself than the book this docu takes its name from.
Posted Dec 19, 2002
15
3/5
Aw, c'mon, who can't like a movie that has The Mighty Thor as a major component?
Posted Dec 18, 2002
16
4/5
A well-done portrait of a person who has to come to grips with the fact that love, while a many-splendoured thing, is also extremely unpredictable.
Posted Dec 18, 2002
17
4/5
Brainstorm (1983)
A terrific sci-fi flick that features one of the best ending spectacle-sequences ever.
Posted Dec 18, 2002
18
5/5
Help! (1965)
More cinematically influential than you know, this film showed that the Fab Four had great comic timing amongst their other already well-documented skills.
Posted Dec 18, 2002
19
3.5/5
20
3/5
Cheesy with no nutrients. But hey, anything's better than Street Fighter.
Posted Dec 18, 2002
21
4/5
The beginning of the perfectly splendid comic duo of Wilder and Pryor. And man, do I ever miss them.
Posted Dec 18, 2002
22
3/5
One Fine Day (1996)
Cute and relatively inoffensive.
Posted Dec 18, 2002
23
2.5/5
Ice Age (2002)
24
4/5
Die Hard 2 (1990)
Unbelievably, the sequel did not suck as badly as its title had initially implied.
Posted Dec 1, 2002
25
4/5
Angel Heart (1987)
Erotic, twisty and incredibly disturbed. Splendid!
Posted Nov 25, 2002
26
2.5/5
Big Bad Love (2001)
27
3/5
Not as creepy as the book, but hey, it'll do in a pinch.
Posted Nov 25, 2002
28
3/5
The Specials (2000)
Better than most superhero flicks to come down the pike. I assure you, this will achieve underground cult status one day.
Posted Nov 17, 2002
29
5/5
An impressive, inspiring, moving piece regarding the virtues of individuality--a subject I wish more films would tackle this well.
Posted Nov 17, 2002
30
1/5
Lifeforce (1985)
An interesting premise quickly degenerates into a bad zombie flick that doesn't follow its own rules.
Posted Nov 17, 2002
31
3/5
A fun adaptation of Shakespeare that only suffers from some unfortunate casting, especially with Keaton and Keanu.
Posted Nov 11, 2002
32
4/5
A surprisingly solid celebration of teen angst and rebellion. Soundtrack was quite choice, as well.
Posted Nov 11, 2002
33
4/5
A herd of witty, clever and delightfully sick claymation shorts.
Posted Nov 11, 2002
34
4/5
A guy on a motorcycle careening through a cinema, wielding a katana blade and lopping off heads to the sound of 'Killers on the Attack.' It doesn't get any better than this.
Posted Nov 11, 2002
35
2/5
Toys (1992)
It's a terminally flawed film, and almost gleefully so.
Posted Nov 8, 2002
36
3/5
37
5/5
Almost overwhelming in its sheer eleven hour girth, it's worth every minute.
Posted Nov 5, 2002
38
0/5
There's a special corner of hell reserved for people who try to do Clouseau without Sellers.
Posted Nov 5, 2002
39
2/5
Predator 2 (1990)
The perfect example of how to bury a franchise quickly and efficiently.
Posted Nov 5, 2002
40
2/5
The first film was an amusing, winking zombiefest that glorified its own cheekiness. The sequel tries to do bigger and better and thus is less and worse.
Posted Nov 5, 2002
41
1/5
An overlong study in pretension.
Posted Nov 1, 2002
42
4/5
The music is incredible enough on its own--but the lives and the culture behind it, that's what makes this documentary a must-see.
Posted Oct 31, 2002
43
4/5
Stripes (1981)
Another classic of the 80s that has wound up in pop culture history. Especially notable because it's still funny even twenty-plus years later.
Posted Oct 29, 2002
44
4/5
The best, most true-to-the-character adaptation of Batman for the big screen. Simply put: animation succeeded everywhere Burton and Schumacher failed.
Posted Oct 26, 2002
45
4/5
Ah, a classic hyperbolic rock-fueled action movie. The pinnacle of 80s guilty pleasure cinema.
Posted Oct 21, 2002
46
3/5
A cute movie that heralded the return of Travolta and unfortunately also spawned a franchise that would not die.
Posted Oct 21, 2002
47
2/5
Salem's Lot (1979)
A truly unfortunate adaptation. Was the head vampire supposed to be scary? Oh sorry--my bad.
Posted Oct 14, 2002
48
4/5
Real Genius (1985)
See it. If you have seen it, see it again. It's a moral imperative.
Posted Oct 14, 2002
49
0/5
Noah's Ark (1999)
The answer to the question of how to make God frown.
Posted Oct 14, 2002
50
4/5
Speed (1994)
The epitome of a popcorn flick: entertaining and relatively harmless.
Posted Oct 14, 2002