Gone With The Twins

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Rating Title/Year Author
5/10 Bullets of Justice (2020) Mike Massie Undeniably unique and brimming with potential. EDIT
Posted Oct 17, 2020
4/10 Honest Thief (2020) Mike Massie The picture may be ordinary and forgettable, but in the realm of low-budget, second-tier, cops-and-robbers thrillers, the pacing isn't bad and the finale is suitable. EDIT
Posted Oct 13, 2020
8/10 The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) Mike Massie The climactic battle of Helm's Deep - though it still leaves much to be resolved for the final part - is a breathtakingly colossal skirmish in the rain and mud and fog. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
8/10 The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003) Mike Massie The massive scope of this climactic chapter is once again awe-inspiring, entailing exceptional use of computer graphics, prosthetics and makeup, costuming, and sets. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
9/10 The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Mike Massie Well balanced and stimulating, the film alternates between intense action, light comedy, and sincere drama (a few moments are even reserved for romance). EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
9/10 Drunken Master II (1994) Mike Massie The fight sequences are simply divine in their layouts and instrumentations, making this flick an absolute must-see kung-fu extravaganza. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
2/10 Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (2003) Mike Massie It might be ever-so-slightly better than the last one, but that level of improvement is virtually unquantifiable. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
1/10 Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (2001) Mike Massie Although the idea of a female adventurer (essentially a counterpart to Indiana Jones) sounds exploitable, the execution of her feats are incredibly pitiful. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
8/10 Kiss of the Dragon (2001) Mike Massie An unusually balanced, satisfying martial arts extravaganza - and one of Li's greatest American endeavors. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
7/10 Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang (2005) Mike Massie Self-aware, making plenty of nods to its existence both as a mere movie and as something outside the strictly defined realm of invention, it's fortunately never overbearing. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
6/10 King Kong (2005) Mike Massie Some sequences are less convincing than others, but the technology has improved to such a degree that it's undeniably impressive to see Kong during his most famous routines. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
3/10 Killing Me Softly (2002) Mike Massie More outrageous, perverse, and trivial than plausible or nerve-wracking. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
8/10 Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003) Mike Massie For a film that is ultimately just the first piece to a much larger narrative, it does not disappoint. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
6/10 Jurassic Park III (2001) Mike Massie Almost all of the magic of cinematic dinosaurs is gone, even though further attempts are made to increase the magnitude and intensity of gargantuan reptiles on the loose. EDIT
Posted Oct 8, 2020
5/10 The Jungle Book 2 (2003) Mike Massie The catchiness of the original songs can't be matched with the jazzier and updated soundtrack, even as this follow-up recycles melodies from 1967. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
7/10 Iron Monkey (1993) Mike Massie As a perfect complement to the adventure, a generous portion of comedy is blended in - sometimes just with witty bits of dialogue and frequently with physical slapstick. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
10/10 The Incredibles (2004) Mike Massie The level of action, violence, and carnage in the film is spectacular, making this one of Pixar's most mature productions. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
7/10 Impostor (2001) Mike Massie The familiarity of the themes doesn't detract from the entertainment value of a fragile underdog against overwhelming forces. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
7/10 I, Robot (2004) Mike Massie The way in which the robots acrobatically leap about, as if immune to the effects of gravity, is the main offender. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
5/10 The Hunted (2003) Mike Massie Jones and Del Toro are both convincing, taking their parts seriously; there's no comic relief, and the countless cuts and stabs are quite brutal. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
2/10 Hulk (2003) Mike Massie The 138-minute runtime is just unforgiveable. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
8/10 The Hours (2002) Mike Massie A poignant, mature, satisfying drama and, in many ways, ahead of its time. EDIT
Posted Sep 30, 2020
4/10 Hollow Man (2000) Mike Massie The "invisible man" idea isn't new, but the graphic nature of this film is certainly a deviously curious twist. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
2/10 Hellraiser: Inferno (2000) Mike Massie The grisly violence and nightmarishly hallucinatory imagery returns, now accompanied by appalling sound effects that significantly amplify the brutality. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/10 Hellraiser: Hellworld (2005) Mike Massie Far removed from what the other films established and designed. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
3/10 Hellraiser: Hellseeker (2002) Mike Massie Instead of creating new, inventively ghastly creatures, the series keeps drifting further and further away from the gruesome yet fantastical slasher subgenre it helped invent. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/10 Hellraiser: Deader (2005) Mike Massie The film is sharper, scarier, gorier, and certainly more serious than the last few entries in the series. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
6/10 Hellboy (2004) Mike Massie The film deserves recognition for its innovative approach to visuals in a comic book adaptation, but loses points for trite dialogue from many of the supporting characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
8/10 Heaven (2002) Mike Massie Even the distresses of abandoning hope and wishing to pay for sins exhibit an artistry rarely found in these kinds of storylines (the kind involving vigilante justice). EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
8/10 Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) Mike Massie It's always thrilling to see kids taking matters into their own hands, outthinking their peers, outwitting adults, and defeating superior enemies. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
7/10 Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (2004) Mike Massie Definitely not foolproof, like almost every time travel explanation, but this film nevertheless presents a new, creative angle. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
6/10 Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (2005) Mike Massie It's increasingly evident that seven books and as many as eight theatrical adaptations fuel the need for too much filler subplots or nonessential side characters. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
5/10 Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (2002) Mike Massie This time around, the humor and family-friendly fun can't overcome the annoying supporting characters and repetition from the previous picture. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/10 Hammerhead: Shark Frenzy (2005) Mike Massie The man-in-a-suit sequences are by far the best, utilizing practical makeup and costuming, though even these must be greatly obscured to hide the unconvincing visuals. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
9/10 Gladiator (2000) Mike Massie A mesmerizing, vastly updated take on ancient barbarism clashing with politics, betrayal, and vengeance. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
2/10 John Carpenter's Ghosts of Mars (2001) Mike Massie With the synthesizer-heavy soundtrack, practical gore effects, and macho attitudes, the film is instantly recognizable as a work by director John Carpenter. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
6/10 Freddy vs. Jason (2003) Mike Massie It's been quite some time for either of these franchises, but this chaotic mashup has once again figured out an entertaining balance between violence and humor. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
9/10 Finding Nemo (2003) Mike Massie The visuals are as sharp as the scripting, succeeding with laughs, thrills, heartache, and unforgettable characterizations to craft an animated masterpiece. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
6/10 Feast (2006) Mike Massie Even though the film knows it's a cheesy monster movie, that fact is not quite enough to transcend its scripting and construction as such. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
7/10 Fantastic Four (2005) Mike Massie Though definitely not one of the best comic book concepts to end up on film, it still has heart and quite a bit of entertainment value. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
8/10 Fantasia 2000 (1999) Mike Massie While this update is still a masterful achievement of sound in animation, it doesn't quite match the power of the first feature. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
6/10 Evelyn (2002) Mike Massie For every good decision the film makes, a few mushy, conspicuously crowd-pleasing, or manipulatively suspenseful narrative choices edge in on the entertainment value. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
9/10 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Mike Massie Touching, tragic, inspiring, funny, hopeful, and, most importantly, powerfully romantic. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
7/10 Equilibrium (2002) Mike Massie The costuming, set designs, and music (by Klaus Badelt, which is actually spectacular) are far more impressive than anyone might expect. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/10 Elvira's Haunted Hills (2002) Mike Massie Once again, the film isn't all that funny, despite an abundance of one-liners, continual comedic interactions, merry music, and even a song-and-dance number. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/10 Eight Legged Freaks (2002) Mike Massie The computer graphics are much more convincing than in comparative killer animal movies, advancing in realism just enough not to be a complete distraction. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
8/10 Earth vs. the Spider (2001) Mike Massie The end result is a competent little chiller, oftentimes using a less-is-more approach that works remarkably well with its limited resources. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
3/10 The Dreamers (2003) Mike Massie Bertolucci's overarching message - and the purpose of the story - is almost entirely lost to the youthful, callow, anarchic, pervasive sex and nudity. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
4/10 Doom (2005) Mike Massie Some of it is good enough to make viewers momentarily forget that all of this is based on a video game series. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020
5/10 Donnie Darko (2001) Mike Massie Every ounce of creativity is met with an equal serving of disappointing nebulousness. EDIT
Posted Sep 28, 2020