The Last Thing I See

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Rating Title/Year Author
B- Black Water: Abyss (2020) Brent McKnight Never tries to be much beyond a slice of B-movie man-versus-nature terror, but it does what it does effectively and efficiently, providing tension, scares, and gnashing crocodile teeth. EDIT
Posted Aug 4, 2020
A- The Witch: Part 1. The Subversion (Manyeo) (2018) Brent McKnight Plenty bloody and brutal and un-freaking-hinged, and full of twists and shifts, the work done earlier gives the rampaging chaos more a more emotional oomph than simply watching cannon fodder villains get dismantled in vicious, gory fashion. EDIT
Posted Jul 29, 2020
C+ The Rental (2020) Brent McKnight A paint-by-number horror thriller. However, it does what it does well enough, knows not to overstay its welcome, and a fantastic cast ensures the film at least remains watchable throughout. EDIT
Posted Jul 20, 2020
B I Come With the Rain (2008) Brent McKnight A violent, atmospheric neo-noir detective yarn. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B Micmacs (2009) Brent McKnight Jeunet is going for a Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton kind of thing, trying to tell a story visually, but that doesn't mean that he can't explore some of the deeper elements. While "Micmacs" is still a good, fun movie, it could have been so much more. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C+ Ninja Assassin (2009) Brent McKnight The film has all of the elements I want out of a ninja movie, which is basically a crap load of ninjas and an excessive amount of ninja fights. In this incarnation, apparently every time a ninja does pretty much anything, blood explodes. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B- Pandorum (2009) Brent McKnight Alvar has a definite talent for the visual aspects of storytelling, so even when the plot comes off of the rails the film looks pretty, and he's fond of cranking up the tension, which drives the film speedily along. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
A House (1977) Brent McKnight One minute it's bouncy and perky and full of gonzo airbrushed backdrops, and the next a girl is drowning in a river of blood while a man turns into bananas. You can't take your eyes off the screen or you'll miss something truly nuts and awe inspiring. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B- Fireball (2009) Brent McKnight For years now I've been staying that what basketball really needs is more spin kicks and flying knees. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B Dante 01 (2008) Brent McKnight "Dante 01" is a lot of things. It is a science fiction movie, a horror film, a Christ story, and a futuristic retelling of a classic myth, among others. Dark, gloomy, and atmospheric, it has a superb feel and aesthetic that is mostly equaled by the story. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B City Island (2009) Brent McKnight I can't help but think of a Wes Anderson movie populated by the real working class family of a prison guard and a secretary instead of caricatures of pretentious intellectuals. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B- The Horseman (2008) Brent McKnight A rugged, badass tale of revenge. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
A+ Piranha (2010) Brent McKnight "Piranha" makes the best use of 3D technology in movie history. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C A Dangerous Man (2009) Brent McKnight "A Dangerous Man" isn't one of Seagal's best movies, but it's far from his worst. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B- Salt (2010) Brent McKnight "Salt" may not be as smart as it wants to be, and there are some enormous problems with the script and the direction, but if you go in looking for an entertaining action flick, and not an elaborate psychological mind-game, it's worth watching EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B Solitary Man (2009) Brent McKnight Movie often romanticize people who live every day like it may be their last, who live like there is no tomorrow. "Solitary Man" shows the other side of that, the loneliness, the broken relationships, the burned bridges, and the pain left behind. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B Machete (2010) Brent McKnight Starts out at a dead run and doesn't bother to slow down. There is a lot of story for a movie that never goes more than a few minutes between moments of absurd and brutal violence. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C+ Damage (2009) Brent McKnight A pretty standard plot, but with strong action and surprisingly good acting. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B The Town (2010) Brent McKnight Good if banal. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C- Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) Brent McKnight As soon as I walked out of the theater it was completely gone from my consciousness. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) Brent McKnight How come the most genuinely affecting, emotional movie of the year is about animated owls? EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C- The Human Centipede (2009) Brent McKnight Not nearly as shocking as it thinks it is. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C Wrong Turn at Tahoe (2009) Brent McKnight A decent enough movie, especially amidst the throngs of low-budget DTV crime flicks. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B Red (2010) Brent McKnight Thoroughly entertaining from start to finish. There are enough bullets to wage a small war, frantic hand-to-hand combat, and a ton of explosions. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C Hunt to Kill (2010) Brent McKnight It may take a while to get there, and take a few questionable turns along the way, the last third of the film is fully worth waiting for. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B The Disappearance of Alice Creed (2009) Brent McKnight Minimal, but a tense, effective suspense thriller. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B- Faster (2010) Brent McKnight A badass homage to '70s revenge and action films. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C Due Date (2010) Brent McKnight You know what's funny? Masturbating dogs. Masturbating dogs are funny. At least the folks behind "Due Date" think so. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C+ And Soon the Darkness (2010) Brent McKnight While not terribly original, "And Soon the Darkness" is an entertaining film that, within genre confines, delivers exactly what it promises-tension, suspense, and a story that catches and holds your attention throughout. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
B+ The Fighter (2010) Brent McKnight A story of comebacks, in life, love, family, and boxing. At times it can be kind of a mess, where you're not entirely sure what the real story is, but the strength of the acting carries you through the rough patches. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C How Do You Know (2010) Brent McKnight Earnest and watchable, there are some incredibly funny moments, but in the end, this isn't anything more than a middle-of-the-road rom-com. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
A 2012 (2009) Brent McKnight "2012" crammed all of the awesome bits from every disaster movie into a single, incredible cinematic achievement. Do yourself a favor, watch "2012" and feel the circuitry of your brain melt into a steaming ball of flaming wreckage. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C- Tron: Legacy (2010) Brent McKnight Gorgeous to look at, but completely empty in every other regard. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C Season of the Witch (2011) Brent McKnight Mis-marketed as an epic, 14th century adventure, this is one of the funniest, most ridiculous movies in a long time. "Season" borders on slapstick, and even more moments when you fully expect the entire cast of "Monty Python" poke around a corner. EDIT
Posted Jul 14, 2020
C- The Dilemma (2011) Brent McKnight Prepare to be annoyed by endless sports metaphors, but hey, at least there's Clint Howard in the obligatory weird-little-man role he has in all of his brother's films, so there's that. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C+ The Green Hornet (2011) Brent McKnight "The Green Hornet" is a decently entertaining film, and nothing more spectacular than that and never comes close to living up to its full potential. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C- Stone (2010) Brent McKnight The film falls into a middling holding pattern and hangs out there for most of the film. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C- The Rite (2011) Brent McKnight 'The Rite' begins well enough, though along the way, things go horribly wrong. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C The Mechanic (2011) Brent McKnight A run-of-the-mill Jason Statham action vehicle, in the best and worst ways. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C Sanctum (2011) Brent McKnight At the high moments, it is an edge of your seat kind of thriller where the tension constantly creeps upwards, and the characters are in real, immediate danger. Only those moments are far too few and far between. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C- The Eagle (2011) Brent McKnight You can feel where the filmmakers reigned themselves in and pulled back, and the result is that "The Eagle" feels castrated. In trying to make a movie for everyone, they made a movie for no one. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C+ Barney's Version (2010) Brent McKnight The film never coalesces, and despite the positive bits, the story is simply too long, too rambling, and too obvious to be completely successful. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C Unknown (2011) Brent McKnight While this wants to be much more important and deep than it is, it's ultimatley a mediocre suspense film that morphs into an action vehicle along the way. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
D I Am Number Four (2011) Brent McKnight Teen angst, this is my friend, aliens. Aliens, meet my old pal, teen angst. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
B- Take Me Home Tonight (2011) Brent McKnight "Take Me Home Tonight" isn't anything original. However, that doesn't stop the movie from having some big laughs and a certain charm that does actually make you nostalgic for this kind of film. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C Beastly (2011) Brent McKnight The story is so contrived it's almost physically painful. Everything is laughably bad, everything. But somewhere along the line, I found myself emotionally invested in this syrupy nonsense on the screen. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C+ The Adjustment Bureau (2011) Brent McKnight Paranoia, a looming, faceless authority, religion, and the true nature of individual identity, among other Philip K Dick favorites. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C Battle: Los Angeles (2011) Brent McKnight Over the years movies have taught many important lessons, chief among these are don't retire, never retire, nothing good will come of it. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
C Red Riding Hood (2011) Brent McKnight Here is all you really need to know about "Red Riding Hood"-Gary Oldman tortures a mentally handicapped boy in what is best described as a giant metal torture elephant. EDIT
Posted Jul 13, 2020
B Fubar 2 (2010) Brent McKnight "I suggest you take up another sport, like knitting." EDIT
Posted Jul 12, 2020