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Movie Ratings and Reviews

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

More complex, interesting, and detailed than the first installment.

Monsters University

It was... okay. No where near Monster's Inc., but I wasn't expecting it to be.


I cried. I cried a lot. Partly because I can relate on a very personal level to this film and partly because it is beautifully delivered.

Now You See Me

Fun enjoyable ride. End wrapped up without as detailed explanation. There are plenty of holes but a lot of razzle dazzle keep it entertaining.


Melancholia is many things. Beautifully shot is one of them. The camera work and score work really well together. It's an extremely slow paced movie and some parts do seem to drag. Personally I feel like the movie is showing not only a struggle with depression but the expectation to get over it, move on, just be happy. I think Justine's fear stems from believing she will never be happy because she sees those around her with the things that are supposed to make you happy like marriage, work title, money, etc yet none of those people are truly happy either. They simply put on a guise. Much like at the end when Claire suggests drinking wine as the world ends because she wants it to be "nice." The idea that people should hide when they are afraid or in pain.

Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 was even more fun the first.

Silenced (Do-ga-ni)

Disturbing, graphic, painful to watch. I felt sick to my stomach most of the movie. I wanted to scream and cry (I did cry.) This movie is a must see. Child abuse and abuse of the handicapped need to be put in the public eye.

Men in Black III

It was not my choice to watch this movie. It wasn't the worst movie I have ever seen. It 's entertaining enough to keep your attention, but not enough to make me recommend it nor want to ever see it again.

The Dark Knight Rises

It was good. It wasn't great. Why? The characters didn't feel as complex as in "The Dark Knight." The acting was on par though.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I enjoyed "Perks of Being a Wallflower." I haven't read the book. I really loved Sam and Patrick. I thought the film was sincere in the struggles young adults can face. Emma Watson's British accent can be heard throughout the movie, mostly near the end of her sentences. She still did a great job though.

Pitch Perfect

Pretty Funny. The comedy was definitely carried by Rebel Wilson. I was a little annoyed with the Asian stereotypes. (Asians are super quiet, mean, or weird)


Original and funny. Two things a lot of movies can't manage.

Be Kind Rewind

This was pretty entertaining. Is it realistic? No, but it's a fun watch.

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

I was really pleased with this film. It's heartwarming and funny with a stellar cast.

Beauty and the Beast

One of my favorite Disney movies. Yes I am a sucker for them and sitll love them now.

The Hunger Games

Saw this after reading the books. A good film, but not taking a place in my top 10. I wasn't a fan of the camera movements, but other then that it was solid. I think the cast is what truly carried this movie.

Snow White and the Huntsman

Visually impressive, but little else in the movie is.


It's a cute movie, but nowhere near Tangled. The animation was great and the humor was on par, but the movie felt like it ended abruptly and wasn't very satisfying.


Interesting and entertaining. Saoirse Ronan is great. Eric Bana is rather forgettable.

Marvel's The Avengers

Funny, entertaining, and action packed. Perfect comic book film.


Was unfortunate enough to see this movie with my nephew. UGH.

The Artist
The Artist(2011)

Very reminiscent of "Singin' in the Rain" when it comes to the plot and charm of "The Artist." At no point in the film did I feel bored despite the fact that it is a slow moving film. The music is fantastic and Jean Dujardin and Bernice Bejo are absolutely charming from start to finish! The charm of "The Artist" is that it takes everyone back to a time before films were very relient on special effects and large action sequences to make a film a hit.

Overall it is a charming film that will leave you with the pleasant happiness that Singin' in the Rain did.

West Side Story

I like West Side Story, I don't love West Side Story. There are elements I love, like the music, the choreography, and the supporting actors. But Richard Beymer really brings it down a notch.

When Harry Met Sally

Absolutely wonderful. Great acting and chemistry.
The whole story is pretty much dialogue between the two main characters, yet I never ended up bored because the script was so witty and funny.

Super 8
Super 8(2011)

Alien movies are evidently back and in a big way. Elle Fanning steals the show, not that that surprised me. I look forward to her future acting career. The young cast is pretty impressive although my least favorite is the main character, Joel Courtney.

Overall it's entertaining. A little drawn out, but enjoyable for the majority of the film.


I didn't find this movie hilarious, which is surprising because I think Kristen Wiig is hilarious. I dont' know. Gross out humor isn't really what I find funniest in movies and I was expecting something wittier and not so dependent on diarrhea jokes but something more along the line of "The Office" or "30 Rock." I think I was oversold this movie but either way not a movie I want to own or watch again.

Cowboys & Aliens

Surprisingly entertaining. Not the train wreck I was expecting. It's a decent thriller, but nothing more than that.

The Ides of March

Okay everyone. I have a bias for Ryan Gosling and it's not because of his gorgeous face. It's for his powerhouse acting. And he is paired with some of the best in the business for this film.

It's an intense film that went in a very different direction than I had anticipated but not in a bad way. In fact in a very good way. Overall it's good film that leaves an open end for the audience and gives insight to the world of politics, an insight that leaves a bad taste in your mouth, but that you have to appreciate anyway.

The Help
The Help(2011)

The help was great but not amazing. It's a very enjoyable film bu all means. Viola Davis proves she is a force to be reckoned with and Octavia Spencer lights up the screen and of course Emma Stone is her usual charming self with Jessica Chastain bringing comic relief and southern charm.

My problem with the film is that they leave the "means girls" of the film very one dimensional. I would have liked to see the film explore more about Hilly. Her marriage, why she is the way she is. They do a little bit, but I think they could have dug a little deeper.

As a whole I believe the film is a success because of the deep emotions it evokes from the viewers. I felt anger and sadness for the characters.

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

I told myself I wasn't going to rent this and wasn't going to see it, but... I did. And I have to say it's one of the funniest movies I have watched in a REALLY long time. Granted, it's not supposed to be funny, but I think I laughed 90% of the time with 100% of the time being inappropriate moments to laugh.

What I can't understand is how Summit Entertainment, making millions of dollars off this franchise, cannot for the life of them create better special effects! I MEAN REALLY! The flash scenes, the wolves, the VOICES (I almost died of laughter at the crappy voice disguising effect they used) But come on! Let's see something impressive. You're raking in the cash, put a little more towards the movies.

Are there some pretty scenes? Yes, the wedding is gorgeous. But it doesn't make up for the rest of the film being complete crap that is even worse than the previous films.

The Descendants

I have found it hard to jump on "The Descendants" boat. I saw the film, thought it was good, but not great. Clooney is great but overall I didn't find the appeal in this film that many others did. I never feel a genuine emotional pull of happiness or sadness for any of the situations or characters. I also found a couple of them barely tolerable to watch on screen.

Woodley was a surprise. I've only see her in her ABC show Secret Life (which hopefully she will jump ship from) because it turned from teen melodrama to outright ridiculous.

In Time
In Time(2011)

Brilliant idea for a film, but poorly executed. Justin Timberlake is trying very hard to make it as a film star the problem is so far the majority of his performances have been lackluster. Overall the acting isn't the worst I've ever seen, but I don't understand why Amanda Seyfried continues to get lead roles. Her acting is very hollow and reminds me of Kristen Stewart, which is in no way a compliment.

The script hurts the movie, which is a shame, because the concept of the movie is great.

Mother (Madeo)

A bit slow at the beginning, but quickly picks up pace. Great acting and direction. An interesting story with a similar idea at the end as Oldboy, where it leaves the viewer to question what they would have done in the lead character's place.

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

Not as strong as the first, but still entertaining.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

I finally took the time to watch Iron Man and really enjoyed. I have a soft spot for super hero films. I always have and I have to say this may have bumped into the top three. What I really love about Iron Man is Robert Downey Jr. He does such a great job. His snarky sarcastic character makes the movie.

Where most super hero movies fall short is in the humor department. Iron delivers across the board.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

This film was a great ending to the Harry Potter Series but I do have to say if you are loyal to the books, this movie is going to disappoint you in several instances.

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1. They cut all of Dumbledore's back story, which I feel is important for the audience to understand his character more and for his character to be the complex individual he is. This also leaves a hold as to why Dumbledore chose Harry to master the Hallows.

2. Ron & Hermoine's kiss is good in the movie, but the book is better and funnier in my opinion, but their on screen kiss had a lot more chemistry then anything that has ever happened between Harry & Ginny.

3. Snape's backstory felt a bit rushed and I feel like the special effects were lacking a bit. In other films I feel the scenes with the pensieve were much smoother.

4. Voldermort's Death. I was thinking wtf? Honestly. It is so anti-climatic. Where I feel that moment should have been the high point of the film. There was a lot of cheering during the film, but during this scene there was none.
And the scene where the jump off the cliff... ergh..

5. Remus & Tonks never announce they have a baby.

I understand that some things are cut to keep the film moving, but I feel like the parts they cut out would have benefited those that haven't read the books. Also, there are a few unnecessary one-liners that weren't really funny and I feel like broke the mood of the scenes that should have remained somber.

Overall though, this film was a worthy send off for this franchise and I believe Harry Potter Fans will enjoy it. My last thought is they did an amazing job of casting (minus Bonnie Wright, who at least improved a bit in this film.) I believe they chose the perfect Harry, Ron, and Hermione. Along with the rest of the supporting cast.

Captain America: The First Avenger

I thought the previews for this film looked promising and it was really good. It's one of the best super hero films I've seen. All the characters have more development then most comic book films give room for. The plot, acting, and script were also more solid then the majority of super hero movies.

It definitely made me look forward to The Avengers film.


Unknown moves quickly and keeps you interested until the end (too bad.) But it wasn't an awful film. I mean, Liam Neeson is great like usual. It does have a Jason Bourne feel to it with the missing identity and amazing skill set.

The Adjustment Bureau

I like this film. It doesn't take a place in my favorites, but overall it was very good. The trailers are a bit misleading. It looks like it is going to be action-packed (think Limitless) but it's not. It's a movie about choices and free will and love. Like a lot o films the leads fall in love in a matter of hours, which is a bit unbelievable, especially that Matt Damon's character would be so enamored with her he would wait for her for years. I did like Emily Blunt and Matt Damon together though. Great chemistry. It's a watchable film with an interesting plot.


Hesher was decent but not amazing, which I really wanted it to be. I am a big fan of Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Natalie Portman. The plot is fresh and interesting, but at the end it still feels like there is something missing.

The Man From Nowhere

I have a soft spot for Won Bin. He was in the first Korean tv show I ever watched and he has really blossomed as an actor.

It follows the lines of Man on Fire. It has plenty of cliches, but it is action-packed and interesting to say the least. The problem with Korean television and films is often they make the "bad guys" a bit over the top and what is supposed to be a frightening criminal turns laughable.

In this film it was toned down which made the film as a whole much more watchable then some I have seen. And one of the cronies (I forget his name) is actually great.

Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War

I'm not a big war movie watcher. Mostly because I hate war and the consequences of war on the innocent. This film is much more balanced then most war films because it doesn't really take sides.

It simply shows humanity and what war does to it.

You Again
You Again(2010)

Pretty average romcom

X-Men: First Class

I enjoyed this movie. For starters. I like X-MEN. Why? No idea. I just do.

The fact that James McAvoy was in it only increased my bias.

I'm a fan of backstory. I think films should make the viewers want to know more about the characters and I think the X-Men Franchise did a good job of that.

As far as staying true to the comic, I can't voice an opinion as I haven't read them.


It was okay. I liked that the filmmakers developed Thor's personality more then most comic books films tend to.

The case was decent. A few funny one-liners and a few really stupid cheesy ones. (Like when Thor returns to being a God and Natalie Portman's character says the slow "Oh. My. God.")

Decent, but not as great as I was expecting.


Cute movie. Beautiful animation.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

This is a decent movie, but it wasn't great and fell short of my expectations. I truly laughed a few times, but overall the theater was rather quiet.

I also found the crush between Robbie and Jessica overdone and it got to be a bit boring (and creepy.) I feel they could have cut some of their "relationship" and focused more on Hannah & Jacob and Cal & Emily.

Overall I thought this movie was really going to deliver because of a strong cast. I think my expectations were too high.


It was better then I was expecting. I thought it was going to be like Scary Movie and other spoof films, which always turn out awful.

This wasn't like that at all, which I appreciated. Over all the characters are fairly interesting and the plot. But I feel like the humor fell flat in almost all the instances, except a few scenes with Hit Girl and Big Daddy.

Blue Valentine

This movie is powerful. Why? Because at the end you feel like your own heart has been ripped out and stomped on. It was really hard to watch Dean & Cindy fall apart after seeing the love and affection they had for each other in the beginning. It definitely reminded me of Revolutionary Road.

I've said it before, but WOW Ryan Gosling has such charisma. He always impresses me in his films and has quickly become an actor that makes me see a movie. If you're a fan of his, don't miss this one.

The Green Hornet

Was it the worst movie based on a comic book/super hero I've ever seen? No. Fantastic Four has that place in my book. I was rather disappointed though. I was expecting more.

I'm not a fan of Cameron Diaz or Seth Rogen, but I am a fan of Jay Chou because of the Chinese/Taiwanese films I have seen him in. So it's not surprise he is what kept the movie watchable for me. And I am glad he has the opportunity to break into Hollywood (despite it being a typical stereotype Asian character)

Seth Rogen as the Green Hornet isn't likable. Why? He can't fight, he's not smart, he's rude, arrogant, and full of himself.

Cameron Diaz doesn't serve that much of a purpose in the movie besides creating a rift between the friends (as if Britt Reid being a d-bag the whole time wouldn't be enough on its own?)

Chudnofsky isn't a very frightening villain, but I guess that's the joke?

Overall somewhat entertaining, but not a movie I will probably watch again.

Meet Me In St. Louis

Judy Garland has such a presence. Beautiful and what a voice and charisma. Would like to watch it again since I was working on the computer as I watched it.

Chaos Theory
Chaos Theory(2008)

It was a little messy. Up and down and all over the place. Ryan Reynolds was still pretty entertaining, but the script needed some help.

Never Let Me Go

Great acting and a BEAUTIFUL filming locations.
The story is slow, but the cast manage to carry it.

I do wish however that they had FOUGHT for love and for their lives.
Especially Kathy. She seems so accepting of their fate.

If you have ever seen Stage Beauty there is a line that comes to mind:
" You never fought! You just died, beautifully. No woman would die like that, no matter how much she loved him. A woman would fight! "

And I desperately wanted to see them fight for their lives.
I haven't read the book yet, but plan to.


It was a fun movie to watch. It was fast paced, solid acting awesome soundtrack. Where this movie fell short like most super natural type thrillers is the plot holes. I went into the movie determined NOT to search for them. The problem is there are a few glaring ones that are hard to gloss over.

For example: Why did he not just take a day of time and energy to analyze the drug himself since he has no learning curve and can memorize and remember pretty much anything? Which I guess he eventually does figure out, but why not do it yourself instead of hiring a lab?

Ok. That's my gripe.Other then that it was entertaining Although the "surprises" were not surprises at all. They make it too easy to figure out the twists. Ending on a positive note: I enjoyed how it was filmed.


Another just okay movie. If you go into expecting it to be.. okay and not great you won't be disappointed. (Not really a good thing)

I wasn't a fan of Camilla Belle at all in this film. She falls very flat.
Dakota Fanning carries the movie and I wish they would have picked someone else for the role of Nick.

Brokedown Palace

Decent. Not great. Gets a bit boring honestly.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)

What I was expecting to be good was good and what I expected to be bad was bad. The story line was ok, but they tried to include too much and I think the movie should have been shorter. *NOTE I have not seen the original Tron.

Acting is ok. I really don't get why Jeff Bridges is a hippie zen weirdo though.

Visually there were some pretty cool scenes. It was entertaining but it went a bit too long and was a bit cheesy. Soundtrack was fun

Shutter Island

Shutter Island was a good film. Like a lot of suspenseful films it was marketed like a horror film, which it wasn't. It was longer then I think it needed to be and at some points a little too confusing. In other words - yes, it's supposed to be confusing and make you wondering what is going to happen, but it shouldn't be to the point where it makes you lose interest.

Public Enemies

What should have been a thrilling and interesting film fell flat for me.
I found myself bored by it and by the end was nearly asleep. I didn't really care about the characters is the problem. It was a strong cast but it didn't give them enough to develop their characters.

Shrek Forever After

Shrek, unlike Toy Story, has not improved with its sequels.
A bit boring, predictable, and the jokes are recycled and not very humorous at all.

The King's Speech

It's not very often a movie like this comes along where everything is nearly perfect. The filming, acting, script, score, everything was awesome!

What a stellar cast. And the dialog was so funny and witty. I was thinking how can a two hour movie about a speech impediment be interesting the whole time? Honestly- this movie flew by! This movie is what cinema should be. Plain and simple. I hope it nabs Best Picture :)

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)

Black Swan was intense. That is the one word I can use to describe it. The whole film I was anxious. It was well casted and amazing performances by everyone. Natalie Portman and Winona Ryder especially stood out for me.

Darren Aronofsky delivers again.
I think a little back story on the characters would have been good though.


It's cute and fairly interesting to see the cultural differences between where the babies grow up. It wasn't spellbinding, but it was cute.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Better then expected (Not that I had high expectations) It was a decent film. Still bad acting, but the worst definitely came from Taylor Lautner. Ugh.

"She broke her hand. Punching my face."
Reallllllyyyy awful acting.

Overall an ok, watchable film, but still a lot of over and underacting that hurt the film. The actual filming I felt was much stronger when compared to the first two as well as the special effects.


THIS is what I have been waiting for! I expected this kind of charming fairy tale from Princess & the Frog and was a bit disappointed. I went into this movie unsure of what to expect and I was surprised at how GREAT it was.

It definitely has the charm and feel of Classic Disney films like Aladdin, Beauty & the Beast, The Little Mermaid, etc. It is cute, funny, and a little cheesy (but hey it's Disney!) I liked the music. It's not as memorable as classic Disney films, but they are likable and move the story along. Plus some cute and entertaining animal sidekicks.

I think kids and adults alike will be able to appreciate and enjoy this film.
The animation is also great. There is a "lantern" scene and WOW is it gorgeous. I definitely recommend this film.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Seriously. They just keep getting better. Emma Watson stole the show though. WOW! I think people who have read the books will appreciate it more because they try very hard to stay true to the book for the most part. There are a few added scenes (that are technically mentioned in the book) And one I wasn't a fan of, but it definitely didn't spoil the movie.

Daniel Radcliffe & Rupert Grint were great too. I'm glad Bonnie Wright had little screen time, seriously. Ginny and Harry have no chemistry which is disappointing. For the record I love Ginny in the books.

As for people saying it moves too slow... I think it's great they are giving you more time to see the relationship between ron, hermoine, and harry and to get to really develop their characters more as they prepare for the "final showdown"

EXCELLENT movie. Looking forward to Part II in the summer.

The Village
The Village(2004)

I had stayed away from this movie for a long time because I had heard so many bad reviews, but really, I believe this movie was marketed wrong. It was supposed to be a "horror" film which is entirely untrue.

The cast is strong. There is a good amount of suspense and overall it was an interesting film. Not bad at all.


What an adorable film. I watched in Japanese with subs, so I can't comment on how the English version sounds. I thought it was heartwarming and cute. Ponyo and Sosuke are so lovable. The animation is beautiful as well.

The Secret Life of Bees

Read the book a year ago.
And would like to see the movie when it comes out.

The Other Boleyn Girl

I thought the cast was good. The weakest of the three was Bana. He seemed lost.

Portman was amazing IMHO.

It's a really interesting story. It kind of went over my head when it came out that it was about Anne Boleyn (duh.)
But I though the idea around the whole story and how it was made was really great. Also it's absolutely beautiful to watch.
I didn't think the script was all that weak.
It could have been stronger, but I think it hit where it needed to.

I haven't read the book, but now I am interested in it. I also watched the special commentaries by the author and she said she appreciated how the movie was made.

Vantage Point

Some people will complain that it takes forever to get to the end. The movie rewinds several times to show the same event from different view points. I didn't find it annoying. I enjoyed the movie. The end jumped a little fast and a few parts were unrealistic- especially Dennis Quaid pretty much never being hurt by anything. I guess he's like Denzel Washington... he never dies!

August Rush
August Rush(2007)

Was it predictable?
Pretty much.
Was the love unrealistic?

Overall it was a feel good movie though. I left the theater feeling happy and the music is amazing. Plus Freddie Highmore is a good actor and i think he has a bright future ahead of him.

The Brothers Bloom

Entertaining, witty, different twists and turns. Sucker for Adrien Brody & Mark Ruffalo. Rachel Weisz was great in it as well.

House of Flying Daggers

Not as good as Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon, but Ziyi Zhang's character is more likable in this film.

As usual absolutely stunning to watch. And the choreography of the fighting was top notch as well.

The Kite Runner

I have heard a lot about the book, but I didn't hear as much hype about the movie.
I did want to see it though and went into it not truly knowing what the movie was about.

I thought it was truly heart breaking. The little boy who plays Hassan was amazing. I can't believe how these kids can act! (I.E. this movie and Slumdog) It really puts Hollywood to shame.

Over all I thought it was well filmed, good score, strong cast and story. I would like to read the book though. The ending was very bittersweet.

Good film that definitely hits the audience's emotions. I felt so angry and sad. I was so angry with Amir for his cowardice especially when it came time for his chance to defend Hasaan and be loyal like Hasaan had always been for him.
But at least he takes steps to redemption at the end.

My one complaint are the subs. They are a huge pain to read because they are put over the film in a yellow. If they had put it beneath the actual film it woudl have been easy.


Visually Avatar is as impressive as everyone has said it was.
Acting. Decent, not anything all that amazing or memorable.
Plot- this is where it was rather weak. I'm not saying every film should or can throw the audience for a loop, but before I saw it - it was obvious how the film would play out. Guy goes to the natives, falls in love with the natives, changes sides, natives are mad, things all work out in the end. Ta. Da.

But Avatar is entertaining enough to be forgiven for the lack of plot and somewhat cheesy script. The movie is a little preachy - nature, war, etc. Not that it bothered me- just a heads up.

Overall. Visually striking film that deserves the attention it was given FOR its visual aspects. The rest could have used some polishing.

And the lead actor sounds like Channing Tatum. Which is as negative for me.

Snow Cake
Snow Cake(2006)

Another great movie. Alan Rickman and Sigourney Weaver both give great performances. It is a touching movie with funny moments. The end is more realistic than most as well. =] I think Weaaver did a great job portraying her character with autism.
Favorite line (one of them)
Weaver: Don't try to touch me. I'll shoot you. I have a gun.
Good film.

Walk the Line

It was good. Joaquin Phoenix continues to get better and better. Reese Witherspoon is a strong actress to start with, but really shines in this film and it was nice to see her in a serious role again.


I truly enjoyed Inception from start to finish. For me - I believe the movie will please both the crowd that will take it as it is presented and the crowd that will delve deeper into the levels of the movie.

The cast is extremely strong. I may be a bit biased because a few of my favorites are in the cast, but they do great. The chemistry and the script all works together. Along with impressive visuals.

I don?t think the movie is ?confusing? in terms of leaving too many loose ends. Are there a few holes? Yes. But the film is laid out in a way that you can understand what is happening and how it is happening. And in the end the importan part of the movie is how the viwer perceives Cobb and his reality.

There is a lot of hype surrounding this movie and often that can turn a person away from a movie, but don?t miss out on this fantastic film.
The hype is undeserved (unlike Twilight ;P)

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

Toy Story 3 keeps up with the original and Toy Story 2. It is rare to find a movie that is a triology that keeps the sequels on par with the original, especially Disney.

Toy Story 3 is funny, heartwarming and might even get your eyes to water.

If you enjoyed the first two, the third will not dissapoint you.


It's surprising that this film isn't extremely spectacular. I mean... it has so much talent! Many of the actresses have been nominated for Academy Awards...
But this movie was just blah.

It didn't hold that much interest. I didn't feel compassion for Guido or any of his mistresses. I only felt for his wife.

The music was disappointing. The only song I felt was memorable was the one Fergie sang, which is surprising because I am not a fan of hers at all.

I could have done without Kate Hudson as well.

The Blind Side

Enjoyed this movie as well. Very stereotyped and a rather manipulated plot, but I was still sucked in.

Sherlock Holmes

Pretty entertaining. Really enjoyed Jude Law & Robert Downey Jr.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

I was expecting dark and twisted, which, it was. Unfortunately, I believe, due to Heath Ledger's passing the film felt choppy. I wonder what the original plot was and how it would have played out. I assume atleast a little smoother. Visually it's pretty fantastic and it's interesting enough to hold your attention. But at the end there are just too many holes for it to be a really fantastic film.

How to Train Your Dragon

Decided to go see this in 3-D after reading review after review of how great it is. And it is. One of the best animated films I've seen in awhile from Dreamworks. They might even be able to beat out Pixar/Disney this year with this film. (That is if they don't come out with another movie parallel to Wall-e and Up)

This movie is charming, witty, funny, and really touches on human feelings.
The humor isn't slapstick or childish. It also isn't "hidden" adult humor.
It's just funny in a way the general audience can appreciate.

The graphics were great. Loved the animation and the characters and the voice acting all made a wonderful film.

The Young Victoria

Really enjoyable. Great cast and I really enjoyed the dialogue.
But I have to say I loved the costumes the most. I mean WOW were they spectacular!

I think they could have dove into the actual relationship between Albert & Victoria more, but all in all I think historical accuracy was decent considering it was "dramatization." A bit of an abrupt ending, but like I said-
It had to end somewhere.

New York, I Love You

It was no Paris Je T'aime. Unfortunately.
IT was okay, but came no where close to touching the original.

Alice in Wonderland

I can't help but love Johnny Depp. Great graphics, of course. Story decent. Acting all around decent. Helena Bonham Carter & Johnny Depp steal the show. Anne Hathaway is gratingly annoying, but.. other then that a good ensemble.

Where the Wild Things Are

It was.... okay. I think I was expecting more and was disappointed. I found myself bored.

In the Mood for Love

Kar Wai Wong makes beautiful films. Breathtaking. The filming, colors, everything A+. Love the music too.

The story is a little slow and might lose some people because it's more subtle then most movies, but I thought it was a good film.


Is this supposed to be a kid's movie? Most animated movies tend to be aimed toward that target group, but if I were a child watching this movie- I think I would have been scared.
The animation is great. The plot is decent but the story telling a bit slow and the movie goes on too long without really adding to the viewer's interest.

Sunshine Cleaning

To say this is a comedy is so far off. Even if it is supposed to be a dark comedy. The smiles and laughs are few and far between, BUT the movie does give you hope at the end. Hope that things can and will work out no matter how far you've strayed or feel you've messed up.
Decent movie. Strong cast and story.

500 Days of Summer

Not just an average rom com.
Which is great. This is the kind of movie and acting I expected when I watched Gigantic with Deshanel and Paul Dano, but unfortunately that movie was disappointing.

I've said it once. i will say it again. Joseph Gordon- Levitt.
He's fantastic. And he's also gorgeous. As is Zooey Deshanel.

The movie is funny, heart-warming, and witty.
It is interesting and holds the audience and isn't your normal
boy meets girl cliché.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

It was a little better then Twilight (but really.. is that saying much?)
The acting is still weak, but Kristen Stewart atleast take a small step up.
The story moves so slow. And it sooooo over dramatic. The long pauses.
Don't... Go............ Please................... I'm.. begging you........................................................ for me.

UGH. Everyone needs some acting lessons. PLEASE. I get it- the script is awful, but honestly! Yuck is the only word I can say when I think about it.

Good things.
Decent Soundtrack.
Alice's hair looks 10x better.
There is a bit of eye candy.

Bad things
The Score is far too over dramatic.
Horrible Script
Jacob's hair still looks like a wig you buy at Halloween.
Robert Pattinson's eyebrows take up half of his face.
It moves far too slowly.
Lack of character development


I read the first book shortly after its release. Stroke of luck I guess. Love the series. I went into this movie not expecting much. I mean the trailer.... not impressive.
Unfortunately the movie lived up to my low expectations. Everything is over dramatized. The story is enough drama. But then throw on top of it overly done speaking, movements, everything..Not great. Even if I hadn't read the books this wouldn't have been an awesome movie. I was dissapointed they showed the rest of the Cullen family so little.

The Naked Kitchen (Kichin)

I have definitely have a bias for Ju Ji Hoon. Not going to pretend I don't.
I absolutely love him in this movie though. He has this charm and charisma. Also, the chemistry between him and Shim- Min Ah is fantastic.

The film is different and I liked it.


Decent film. Acting was decent. Music good. The kid was cute. All in all the movie was just too long. WAY too long. It just felt like it was being dragged out way longer then it needed to be.


This movie is not for the weak of heart, mind, or stomach. I have heard a lot about this movie and realized I wanted to see it. It's a hard hitting movie.. some scenes I had to look away. It's a movie that pushes the boundaries of your mind. It's about how one choice or a few words can change people's lives. Lies, Love, and Revenge. I'm not a big gore/blood fan, but Oldboy is a lot more than a common bloody slasher film.

Ninja Assassin

This movie is exactly what you would expect it to be. Bad plot, okay acting (some pretty bad script), etc. Action was decent. Rain definitely carried the movie.

The Proposal
The Proposal(2009)

Cute rom com. Do you know what is going to happen. OF COURSE. Come on people. Do you really expect a huge twist in a romantic comedy? Don't be silly.

But Bullock and Reynolds are both extremely likable and charming as the movie unfolds. The fact Ryan Reynolds is rather easy on the eyes.. bonus.

I really did like this movie, despite the whole falling in love in three days thing. But the characters were much more developed then in most romantic movies.

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

Matthew McConaughey.
It was okay for a rom com, but it just isn't interesting enough. The characters just weren't interesting. You didn't care about the characters even though they delve into their past etc. etc.

Not a must watch. Not that I was expecting it to be.

Away We Go
Away We Go(2009)

Quirky and different.
It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be, but it was definitely
interesting, entertaining and witty.

Law Abiding Citizen

I actually felt that this was an extremely entertaining movie.
I mean.. the plot in the end was a bit unbelievable and that Butler's character worked for the CIA is a little ridiculous, but the story is fast and interesting.

Really just plain entertaining and interesting.

Step Up
Step Up(2006)

I watched this again tonight. And I don't understand how on earth Channing Tatum is the lead. Awful acting AND dancing. Dewan is an okay actress, but at least she can make up for it with her dancing.

Julie & Julia

Liked it. Didn't love it.
A little too long IMO.

Seven Pounds
Seven Pounds(2008)

I didn't feel like the film shoved sadness down your throat (unlike some other films *coughmysister'skeepercough* It was a unique idea and I think the cast was strong. I liked it, but it wasn't hard to figure out what was going to happen really. I think the beginning gave it away too much with the suicide call. They could have had a piece of the end at the beginning that wasn't quite as obvious imo. It was still a good movie though.


This movie had a lot of potential. A strong cast and interesting plot.
But... I really felt like it fell short. It wasn't as funny as I thought it would be. Quirky. Of course. Interesting. Yes. But the film moves along slowly and also I feel like the main characters are developed but not enough in a sense. Like there was something missing. I liked the music. Over all a decent movie, but not nearly what it could have been.

Rocket Science

I like this movie. Quite a bit. It reminds me of Thumbsucker (A little too much actually... ) But despite this I enjoyed this film more then Thumbsucker.

I saw Anna Kendrick and though... where have I seen her?
Then oh yeah. In Twilight....? And she can act! (That makes one out of the Twilight cast.) All in all the character of Hal Hefner is lovable and charming in an awkward geeky sort of way (think Michael Cera with a higher voice.)

Good film. Not sappy or overly predictable. Liked!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Alright. I went to the midnight showing.
Honestly the HP Series just keeps getting better as they go on. I didn't like the 5th movie all that much but I loved the 4th and I would have to say this is the best one yet.
David Yates. Awesome. The cinematography, tone of the movie, music, everything flows. AND on top of that all the actors have matured so much. The only one I felt gives a weak performance is Bonnie Wright. To me she just doesn't act like Ginny. However, Emma Watson and Rupert Grint are really great. Also Radcliffe and surprise surprise (not) Alan Rickman.

A lot of fans are upset about the parts of the book that have been left out and the fact they added an extra scene. I didn't like the extra scene and I think they could have left the ending the way it was in the book without it feeling repetitive (they said they cut it because the 7th book ends similarly.) Yea there were parts I didn't like that they changed, BUT when it comes to taking a book and making it into a film it can never please everyone and on top of that you can't have a 6 hour movie as to include everything. I think I was less disappointed because I had already read they had changed the movie. I do however wish they would have included the part with Scrimeouger where he says Harry is Dumbledore's man through and through. Maybe they'll get it into the next movie.

Overall I think the movie did justice for the book and on top of that was just plain and simple a very well done film. There was a lot of humor I wasn't expecting but it was nice to have something upbeat amidst the darker feel of the film.

War, Inc.
War, Inc.(2008)

It was.... okay.
I was hoping it would be great. I love the Cusacks.
They were both excellent.
Hilary Duff was still Hilary Duff despite her swearing all over the place and dropping scorpions down her pants.
Also Marisa Tomei did a great job.

The story was a little messy and the "twist" a little too predictable if you've seen movies where the same twist takes you by surprise.
Overall okay, but a let down imo.

He's Just Not That Into You

Decent chick flick.
But nothing too mind blowing.
I liked Justin Long, but there's just something kind of endearing about him.
Goodwin I liked and Connelly. The acting was decent but the movement of the movie felt off.

Death Note (Desu nôto) (TV SHOW)

It was okay, not great.
I found Matsuyama more intriguing as Detective L then Fujiwara as Light.
I didn't really like the CGI, mostly because it caught me by surprise and just felt out of place and cheesy. I think with a great makeup team they could have had an actor be Ryuk.

The acting was okay... nothing great.
The plot itself is really interesting. Interesting enough I would like to see the second one to see what happens.

*I haven't seen the anime version.*

Cadillac Records

It wasn't as goo as I had expected it to be. I guess I thought it was going to be more about Adrien Brody's character. Overall it was a strong cast and the story was interesting enough, but far too similar to Dreamsgirls subplot.

Decent acting and music etc etc.
but the movie felt too long without really gripping the viewer.

My Sister's Keeper

Is it sad? Yes. Is the plot obvious? Yes.
Did I cry? NO.

Here is why. Simply because the movie is pushing it on the audience too hard. There were too many scenes that felt like... THIS IS SAD THIS IS SAD YOU SHOULD BE SAD. Just too forced. If they had laid off a little I think it would have been a lot more moving. Also the casting choice is questionable. I felt like Cameron Diaz, Alec Baldwin, and Thomas Dekker were out of place. Dekker appears too old to be Kate's boyfriend, Diaz doesn't look old enough to be the mom of three kids especially if one is 17 or 18 years old. I think they should have explored the character's personalities a little more.
It was okay.
Yes it was sad but overly forced.

Raising Helen

Cute. Nothing too amazing or striking about this film, but
it was just kind of another chick flick with a predictable ending.
Not the worst I've ever seen though.

Nice. Light hearted.

Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium

When I saw the previews I had absolutely no interest in seeing it what so ever, but it's a good film despite some people saying it has sub par acting. Is the acting amazing? No. But I don't think it's as horrible as some are making it seem.

I think it's a movie adults and children can appreciate if you just sit back and let the movie draw you in.

Into the Wild

Good movie. Such a strong message.
Following "Alexander Supertramp's" story was interesting and touching.


This was a thrill to watch. Great plot. Extremely interesting and captivating. Guy Pearce does amazing. He should really be in more films. I have wanted to see this since it came out... so nine years ago. I have no idea why it has taken so long to see! Definitely recommend it!

Death at a Funeral

Funny, witty, all star cast.

Benny & Joon
Benny & Joon(1993)

Adorable movie. Yet another reason to love Johnny Depp.


This film is adorable. It definitely has a more serious twist to it then the majority of Pixar movies. But it still had plenty of laughs and I really enjoyed it!

Another hit by Pixar and Disney.
It really tugs @ the heart. :)

Last Chance Harvey

Cute film.
Hoffman and Thompson make it an enjoyable film to watch.

Revolutionary Road

Brilliant acting as usual.
Winslet and DeCaprio are amazing together.

It's a rather depressing movie. I think it's every American couples nightmare in a way.

Rather striking and haunting.
Great film.

Yes Man
Yes Man(2008)

Funny. Not hilarious.


It was okay. Definitely not my favorite Knightley movie.
The film moves along wayyyyyyyy too slowly and
the dialogue is too soft.

Also there are no subs when he is in Japan, which I
find rather annoying.

The end gives it a little bit of redeeming quality, but
not enough to make this movie worth watching again.

The Tale of Despereaux

Animation. Great.
Despereaux. Cute.
Story. Okay.

Nothing too great. It has a good message, but it wasn't really what I was expecting. The story doesn't feel very fluid.

Cut emovie. Okay to watch once.

17 Again
17 Again(2009)

It was funny. I truly enjoyed it and i'm not a Zac Efron Fan girl either. Although he looks good in the movie.
It's a funny movie- a lot better than the majority of "teen" comedies.
Good stuff. Would watch again.

Bedtime Stories

Okay. Once again it wasn't as good or funny as I had hoped it might be.
Overall - alright for a watch, but definitely not a classic like WALL-E.

A few laughs, but not much more than that.

Marley & Me
Marley & Me(2008)

Cute story, but kind of boring.
It drags on and on.....

If you really love dogs you might enjoy it, but even then I think the story is just too blah.


Such a great movie. Fantastic cast. I absolutely love how it leaves the audience to decide. :)


This movie is about Renton's journey to getting clean. It's brilliantly flimed (Seriously though I think Danny Boyle has a thing for poop.) It is funny, but it doesn't make heroin funny.
A lot of people compare it to Requiem for a Dream but I think they are just too different to be compared. The only similarity is the fact they deal with drug addiction.
Loved Ewan McGregor.
Sometimes the accents are a little hard to understand, but I appreciate them anyway.

Lars and the Real Girl

I really enjoyed this movie.
Ryan Gosling does marvelous. He's very loveable and you can't help but like him and hope for his happiness. The rest of the cast does a great job as well.

Lots of smiles and lots of sadness. My favorite scene is when he sings "L-O-V-E."

Such an oddball film.
It's a journey for Lars to accept his past and move onto his future.
Very heartwarming movie but not in a sappy melodramatic way.

It's not a movie trying to force the emotoins onto the viewer- it's one of those spectacular movies where you can't help but go along with the story.

Gosling just keeps getting better and better.


A very interesting film. The themes are extremely strong and obvious.
Feminine Rights. Corruption in the police force are probably the most prominent.

I didn't mind watching it. I wasn't really expecting a happy ending and I thought the ending was well thought out and fitting instead of sugary sweet.

I'm not a Joile fan, but she shows that she can act, which is nice to see.

The characters are all a bit black & white though. They are either good or bad.
Christine is always the Heroine no doubt a good wonderful woman and the bad cop is well the bad cop.

It's a little long, but it doesn't feel super draggy which is a plus. All in all- it was good and imo worth a watch.

The Reader
The Reader(2008)

Good movie. The emotions it gives the audience are subtle. You aren't hit suddenly with a wave of emotion but you're guided into it.

Really brilliant work by Winslet. Although she is convicted of horrible crimes you feel sympathy for her. Something I think Winslet really made the audience feel.
I also really liked David Kross. I have not seen any of his work prior, but I am interested to see it. What is most impressive is the fact that he could barely speak English coming onto the film but gives an amazing performance in the film!

And yes. There is a lot of nudity. For the most part I don't think it was just thrown in there for the sake of there being nudity (like in teen movies- you know what I am talking about.) There are some scenes where it wasn't REALLY needed to enhance the scene, like the river scene and a few others.

It's a very interesting movie and it really captures you and leaves a lot to think about after it is over.

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas)

I thought this movie was rather heart breaking. I wish that kids could be this innocent, but I don't think it's really possible anymore.

Asa Butterfield. Wow.
What great acting from such a young boy.
I thought the whole cast was rather strong.

There are a lot of extremes in this film in order to try and get a point across, but over all I thought it did fine.

There are people who are "sick" of holocaust films. THEN DO NOT WATCH THEM. It's very obvious this movie is about the Holocaust- so don't watch it.

The only thing that bothered me were the English accents, but I do realize it is a British film and training everyone to have a German accent could have been difficult.

Overall. I thought this film was worth watching.

Brideshead Revisited

This movie was not at all what I thought it was going to be. I hadn't heard of it, seen a preview or read the book.
I thought it was rather heartbreaking.
Emma Thompson as usual does a great job. I was impressed with Ben Whishaw. I didn't even realize it was him actually, but I had seen him in Perfume where he gave such a strong performance.
The end drags a bit, but overall it was a good movie.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

Fight Club used to be my favorite. But after watching this movie more and more. I love it to pieces.
So brilliant.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

Strong cast, but not as enjoyable as I thought it was going to be. I still liked it, but with the strong cast I thought it would be better. I liked Rebecca Hall's performance - I think she should have received a little more credit- I didn't even realize she was IN the movie from the previews.

My Blueberry Nights

Really sweet movie. I enjoyed it. Norah Jones did fine- I wasn't sure what to expect from her. Weisz and Portman stole the movie though.
Really sweet. Nice Cinematography.

Slumdog Millionaire

It's a gem of a film. Period.
The acting, music, cinematography, plot, everything. The filming reminds me of City of Gods.
It is a serious movies balanced with humor and hope.
Patel and Pinto play the leads and do a tremendous job, but I think the children actors at their youngest age take the cake.
I'm glad that this underdog (excuse the pun) has gained so much attention as it is well deserved.

For those who think of it as an overrated love story. PLEASE think a little deeper.
It's realizing there is more to life than money. That some things are meant to be. DESTINY. And that some things last and are worth holding onto.
Seriously. Do you think it mattered to Jamal if he won the money after Latika was on the phone?
A. Yes
B. Maybe
C. I don't know

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)

I've heard a lot about Donnie Darko and it has taken me this long to see it. I would like to see the Director's cut eventually just to get a deeper look at well Frank I guess.

I really liked this film. Not just because it was so unique, but because of the message I got from it. To me *SPOILER*
*SPOILER* To me. Donnie realized it was okay to die. That he wasn't really alone because there were people who cared for him and that by sacrificing himself he could better lives of others. He could change everyone's destiny.

ANYWAY. I really enjoyed it. Jake Gyllenhal knocked my socks off.
Great soundtrack. Great delivery.
Tackling heavy issues, but still delivering a lot of humor.


Cute movie.
:) I thought the humor was decent. Nothing profound, but it is a children's movie with a good message. SO I wasn't disappointed in it or anything. A little bit of a darker comedy.


Definitely different.
It was okay. Not great not awful.
The ending was cheesy and really unneeded. They should have ended it after the hospital scene. More dramatic more interesting. Not so dorky.

The Duchess
The Duchess(2008)

This movie was more of a tragedy then I expected. It made me thankful for the time I live in. I love Keira Knightley and I think she did spectacular. The rest of the cast was amazing as well. Fiennes as usual.
In most films Knightley has a quieter role, but in this film she shows she can truly act out strong emotions.
Beautiful sets, scenery, costumes, and soundtrack. Such a sad film.
Many may compare it to Marie Antoinette and The other Boleyn Girl, but this film is a step above them both.
I'm actually surprised this is PG-13 because it tackles so many heavy elements, including rape.
Not really suitable for a young age group. I think this one must have barely squeaked by.


Pretty Intense movie. It actually reminds me of fight club.
The overall message of the movie IMO anyway. I thought it was pretty good. Not a big Jolie fan, but I didn't mind her in this film.


I'm still a bit confused about what exactly happened in this movie. i should watch it again because I was half sleeping most of it.... :/

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

A bit longer then it needed to be in my opinion.
But other then that I thought it was well made. It captures your attention and heart.


Very cute movie. Miley Cyrus's voice gets a little annoying, but other then that it was quite endearing. It just brings you back to your days as a kid and your favorite pet.

The Incredible Hulk

I hated the first version of this movie that came out a few years ago, but since Edward Norton is in it... I'm guessing this version will be a million times better. Might I be a bit biased before seeing it... Yes.

The Nanny Diaries

I liked this movie quite a bit. It is extremely similar to Uptown Girls, but better and more realistic I think.

It was cute and sentimental, but not sickenly sweet either.

Virgin Snow
Virgin Snow(2007)

A Korean Japanese Collaboration. I liked it. Predictable with a few draggy scenes, but over all it was still a sweet watchable movie. Lee Joon Ki is really endearing. Aoi Miyazaki does well too.

Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed

Ben Stein was really brave to make a movie like this and I definitely appreciate that he did. :)

Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist

Not great. Not horrible.
Michael Cera is stuck in the same role. He's cute & sweet, but I'd like to see him do something else. Kat Dennings was find. I'm not a huge fan or her acting I guess. She was alright in "Charlie Bartlett.

Nothing shocking about this movie. A couple funny one liners. I was still happy @ the end when the two of course ended up together, even though we knew that was what would happen.

Enjoyed the soundtrack though. My kind of music :)

The Last King of Scotland

Really powerful.
I though Whitaker and McAvoy did amazing jobs. I think it shows how leaders like Amin come into power. He was charismatic and strong and knew how to draw people in. Although I know quite a bit of it is probably fiction, I think it is really worth watching.
Some of the scenes are really hard to watch.

The House Bunny

It reminded me of Sidney White, without as much virtue. It was okay It had a few funny parts.
I watched it with some friends that made it a lot funnier then it was.
It's not nearly as cute or sweet as Legally Blonde. The "lesson" of the movie is really shallow until they quick throw it together at the end.

The Forbidden Kingdom

It was okay.
Obvious plot.
Some good action, but over all it was poorly executed. And would have been better in Chinese.
I will stick to "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon."


This movie was much darker then I expected it to be. I guess I probably should have assumed it would be considering the subject matter of the movie.
It's very interesting to look into one girl's life. And her personal revolution.


Solid movie.
Entertaining, but nothing spectacular. Jim Sturgess is okay, but I don't really understand the hype around him.

The Dark Knight

It lives up to the hype.
Something very few movies can do. It's true that Heath Ledger steals the show, but it was a stellar cast.
Yes. Stellar.
Great plot, acting, loved all of it. The first one was decent but this one blew it out of the water. I even forgot to be annoyed by Bale's deep Batman voice... until the absolute end.
(Don't get me wrong I love Christian Bale.)
But the overly deep voice sounds melodramatic, but I enjoyed the movie so much I forgot about it.
I loved Ledger. I found myself laughing at a lot of his lines or grinning... I'm a creep I guess.


A cute and sweet film. The entire cast is charming and pulls you into the story.

The gist of it is love yourself for yourself.
There s also an underlying tone about the paparazzi which I don't think was really needed, but other than that it was a very cute film/ modern day fairy tale aimed for an older audience.

The Diving Bell and the Butterfly

Loved how this movie was filmed. Absolutely stunning. It's a slower movie, but it carries a heavy message.

Live life while you can because it can be taken away from you. We watch as Jean Dominique Bauby learns to live as a man trapped inside his own body. It makes him realize all that he missed while he was able bodied and how he is able to break free through his mind.

Harold and Maude

I had never heard of this film, but I am so glad I saw it. It's a 1971 piece and it's absolutely hilarious.

Harold is a young man who continually fakes suicide trying to get the attention of his mother (to no avail.)

Maude on the other hand is an older woman who lives every day to its fullest.

The movie is about when their two worlds collide, and the result is really funny and heartwarming.

Great film that is considered a cult classic.

Kamikaze Girls

I really enjoyed this film.
I liked the colors, shots, and music.
Momoko is an adorable character and overall it's a feel good movie about friendship and survival.
My third and favorite Japanese film so far.

Paris Je T'aime

A lot of memorable short films.
My favorite was probably the one with Natalie Portman.

A enjoyed this movie and am looking forward to finding more movies that include short films as Paris Je T'aime does.

Cidade de Deus (City of God)

Extremely well done film.
I loved how the directors shot the movie. The cinematography was nothing short of excellent.

Along with a strong cast and moving story. This movie follows the lives of many different characters who are intertwined in their fates.

Get Smart
Get Smart(2008)

Funny, but not as good as expected, but then I probably had overly high expectations of the movie.
I do like Steve Carell even if he is type cast as the dorky guy who makes situations pretty awkward.
Anne Hathaway does fine, but she still isn't in my top actors/actresses.

Overall a pretty funny movie with some genuine laughs.


I absolutely loved Wall E. It was so charming and funny. I smiled the entire way through. The animators did an amazing job making Wall E such a lovable hero.
It's a really sweet movie, but it's really clever as well. I would recommend this for adults and children alike.
This is definitely a movie I will be buying when it comes out on dvd.

A Tale of Two Sisters

I had the wrong impression of this movie to begin with. It's not really horror. I would say it's more of a thriller and a drama. It's a great movie. The beginning starts out a little slow, but in the end it is all explained why. I knew I recognized Mun Geun-yeong. She is a talented young actress. Loved her in Autumn Tale. Anyway- this movie is really amazing. I understood the movie, but went to IMDB to get more details, which only made me appreciate it more. There is a lot of symbolism- so pay attention. I think this movie shows how strong hate can be and what it can do to a person. I would def. recommend this movie. Beautiful and Haunting.

I watched this movie again tonight...
It was even better the second time around, and is now a movie I own.


What I appreciate is that the victim isn't a complete moron who does all the wrong things and the creeper is a true creeper.

The scenes of her running around could have been cut down quite a bit.

The acting was decent, but nothing amazing.
An okay "thriller."


I really enjoyed water.
It is an extremely deep and powerful movie, which girls will probably enjoy more than boys.

But I suggest it to anyone. I really enjoyed the plot and character development.
I really liked the music as well. I am looking forward to watching the other movies in Deepa Mehta's trilogy.


A really lovely film.
It has a very real human feel to it.
It is the movie that could really happen. To me it felt like I was watching someone's home videos instead of a film, and I mean that in a good way not a negative.

The music is absolutely gorgeous. I love it. I hope to buy the soundtrack soon. Parts of the movie I closed my eyes and just listened.

A slow paced lovely film that I definitely recommend music lovers.
It isn't a typical hollywood brodway musical either.

Charlie Bartlett

Funny, Smart, Charming, Real.

This describes Charlie Bartlett.
The movie is compareable to Ferris Bueller in some ways, but I think it goes deeper and Bueller has more laughs.

It was still funny IMO and had me smiling a lot. I really enjoyed Yelchin and Downey.

Also... was this filmed in Canada? I saw three of the Degrassi cast in it.

Anyway. At the end of the film you really feel like you can relate to it all. Some things work out, some things still need to be worked on, but in the end we're all just screwed up.

Edward Scissorhands

My First Burton Depp collaboration movie and my favorite.
Edward is such a great character. Must go with the name or something =]
I love Johnny Depp's expression in this movie. Wonderful and heartbreaking in every single way possible.

Kung Fu Panda

Really cute movie.
I thought the story was cute and had a deeper meaning to it as well. The animation was impressive and I liked the style it was created in.
Definitely a movie you don't have to mind taking the kiddilies to (or to even go to with your friends.)

Meet the Spartans

I did see this movie =/
I didn't want to... but I did.

There are a few genuinely funny parts that made me laugh... but overall it was a little over the top and just looked like they were pushing it too hard. And seriously.. does Carmen Electra have to be in all of these?

I'm not a big spoof fan, mostly because they don't do a very good job of making it funny.

It was at least funnier than Epic movie, one of the biggest loads of crap I was unfortunate enough to see.

The Eye
The Eye(2008)

It was decent.
Not great, but I wasn't expecting it to be. Alba was okay. The movie stayed very close to the original, which I appreciate.
Not that scary, but neither was Gin Gwai.
Overall. Okay.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Pretty entertaining. It's doesn't have the historic feel of the others. IMHO.
I did like Shia LeBeouf.

A few of the scenes were kind of ridiculous (like Mutt swinging in the vines.)
The humor was pretty decent and overall it kept the audience entertained.

I'm not a die hard fan of Indiana Jones ( I think I've seen maybe two a long time ago.)
So I'm not going to bash the movie for not living up to its predecessors.

The Brave One

The Brave One was a far better film than expected. I thought that I would like it, but I found that I really enjoyed it. I've come to appreciate Terrence Dashon Howard quite a bit.

Although parts of the story are unrealistic (ex. when Foster kills someone in New York she is somehow always alone.)
But outside the few parts that you may shake your head at as unrelalistic- the movie is enjoyable.

It is an interesting story and Foster's character is someone we can all relate to. Someone who has lost. Someone who is stuck in life and doesn't know how to cope.

I also enjoyed Foster. She has a very soothing voice that is pleasant to listen to.

I do recommend this movie.

Hard Candy
Hard Candy(2006)

The entire movie is so intense. Major props to Ellen Page. This is the movie she should be known for instead of Juno. I mean I loved Juno, but here is a movie where she simply shines and shows the best of her ability.

This is a rough movie to watch. It makes you wonder who is more disturbed. Who deserves sympathy and what fate someone deserves and is it up to us to decide?

The Color of Paradise

This movie is really beautiful and touching. There is a scene that nearly brought me to tears.
The beginning is slow, but it's not a movie that is supposed to rush through and entertain. It's a movie that is meant to make you realize the beauty around you and to appreciate it.
The end comes extremely fast and the ending hits you hard.

The Lookout
The Lookout(2007)

I wish Joseph Gordon Levitt would land more roles. I think he really has talent. I liked this movie. It was a little slow and draggy in a few places, but over all I think it was a strong cast and storyline. I really liked Jeff Daniel's character.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

Humor. Better.
Acting. Better.
Story. Decent.
I really think they should have cast better extras. Also, some of the dialogue was in the wrong place and whoever did the cinematography for the fight scenes should be shot. There were way too many "trying to be epic battle scenes."
It wasn't as good as I had hoped it would be.


Bleh. I thought this would be an adrenaline rush, but neh.
I mean the idea and story are pretty brilliant and eerie in my opinion, but the delivery is poor. The storyline is so obvious and they show you the killer extremely early on in the movie.
Also i has some awful horror movie cliches that you think.. "Please tell me he's not really there..." but pathetically he is and all you can do is roll your eyes.
Also the movie comes across a bit preachy against internet downloading and so on.
I think the message of the movie is good- as in people use disturbing things as entertainment, that shouldn't be, but the movie doesn't deliver it well enough to make an impact or make you care.

Run Lola Run
Run Lola Run(1999)

Quite the rush.
But it's much more than an adrenaline rush with its techno trance soundtrack.
Run Lola Run is about what life could be all because of a choice, a moment, what you do when that single second presents itself. What do you do? How will it change your future?
To me, that is what Run Lola Run was about. The two leads deliver, supported by a strong cast. I love how it was filmed.
It's a short movie, only 80 minutes long.
I thought it was capturing all around.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Solid film.
Loved the animation, music, and storyline.
This movie was a lot funnier then I had originally anticipated. I haven't seen The Nightmare Before Christmas, but I think in this case it might have been a plus, because I didn't sit and compare the two.
I can definitely see the similarity in the characters though.

It was sweet, funny, in the way only Tim Burton can really pull off. And of course I love his all star team, but then who doesn't?

P.S. I Love You

I liked Gerard Butler and Hilary Swank in the leads. I loved seeing Lisa Kudrow.

The story was sweet and sad.
(I didn't think it was as sad as some people made it out to be.)

Overall I did like this movie. Part of it may be because I'm a sucker for Irish accents though. haha. Although I have to say I think Gerry says Baby too much.

This movie is about love. Period.
Finding it. Losing it. Remembering it.
And realizing you can still live after it all.
The weakest character for me was Daniel played by Harry Connick Jr.

Catch and Release

I don't know how I ended up watching all these movies about lost love, but it happened.

I liked this movie. I'm not a big Jennifer Garner fan, but she was very likable as the vulnerable Gray Wheeler.

What I like about this movie is, it is fairly realistic and it isn't just a sugar coated love story.

I thought the entire cast did well and and the entire story was something everyone can relate to.

Over Her Dead Body

It was cute for what it was. I didn't really like the cast outside of Paul Rudd, which I've only seen in "Friends." I think with a stronger cast it would have been funnier. There were some really cute moments, but it wasn't amazing.

Young Frankenstein

I had heard a lot of great things about this movie and decided it was about time I see it. It's not my absolute favorite from Mel Brooks, but I had plenty of laughs. =] Gene Wilder. Classic.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

It's possibly the oddest film I have ever seen... and I have seen some movies that are a bit ridiculous. I guess the way you view this movie will decide whether or not you like it. The acting is excellent. The cinematography absolutely beautiful.
I haven't read the book, but I guess it stayed very true to it.

I didn't really enjoy the ending, but I didn't hate it either. It was just weird. You think a film is odd to start with and by the end you're just kind of like.... uh......? I mean I expected to be out of the norm, considering the story is about a man who kills women in order to preserve their scent.

If you like odd movies that you think about later on. Watch it. If you hate movies that make you a bit uncomfortable, skip this film.
Also, lots and lots of nudity.
But as with many films, it comes down to.... you guessed it, love.

Keeping the Faith

Cute, warm, witty.
I enjoyed this film. I'm not a big Ben Stilerr fan, but all in all I didn't mind him.
It's an interesting unique story that I really enjoyed. It has you smiling and laughing at some parts and sad at others. The ending is obvious, but it's a love story.
I really liked watching Norton in something lighter. And I don't think I've seen Elfman in anything else.
The end drags a little bit, but overall an enjoyable sweet movie.

Down in the Valley

This is a slower paced movie and the ending seems to go on a bit longer than needed.

Edward Norton- brilliant, as always.
Evan Rachel Wood-
I don't know, there's something I don't like about her on screen. But she CAN act.
They have great chemistry on screen.
I think my issue is all the movies I have seen of Wood she is the same character. The rebel type wanting to grow up too fast. (Life Before her eyes... SAME.)
In fact two of the lines are really similar.

It was a very interesting and unique story.
Not my favorite Norton film, but still worth the watch.

Factory Girl
Factory Girl(2007)

The acting was pretty good. I was impressed with Sienna Miller and Guy Pearce. Really pulled of Warhol's personality, voice, gestures, and stance.
I think someone could have replaced Hayden Chrstiensen easily. I was suprised to see Jimmy Fallon, but I think he did perfectly fine.
This movie lags in quite a few spots, but it was decent. Although I've heard that a lot of it is fictional.


I have finally watched Amelie. I loved it. It was a unique film (which I always appreciate) and it was quirky and sweet. It's one of those movies you smile pretty much the entire time and as silly as you might feel, you can't wipe the grin off your face.

I'm really glad I finally saw this film. Audrey Tautou is great. I love her little grin/smirk.

Pride and Prejudice

I love Pride & Prejudice. This film is what made me a Keira Knightley fan. It is beautifully filmed. Macfadyen is amazing as Mr. Darcy.

This is my favorite romance movie of all time. It's heartwarming and sweet. I also appreciate that Elizabeth Bennet is headstrong and stubborn, and that she doesn't abide to what society expects from a woman during that time.

It also has a lovely soundtrack that matches its scenery.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

I didn't see the original musical, which I think in this case is a good thing after hearing how different they are. Although, I did read that Sondheim did like the movie.
I myself have always loved Tim Burton Johnny Depp Collaborations, and this was no different. I was also impressed by the leads singing and to no surprise excellent acting. Some may complain that the blood looks unrealistic. This is because they used paint, which is what was used in the original, so really it is just a nod to the original musical. I think this movie goes to show what revenge does to a person and how it can completely destroy a person. (Kind of like Oldboy in that sense.) Over all an all star cast and a great musical.

I watched some of the stage show on youtube, and I don't undertand why people are so extensively putting the two up against each other for which was better.
They are completely different things. Broadway VS. a cinematic musical, so each should be appreciated for the genre they are.


It's a cute movie, but that's pretty much it. It doesn't defy any of the cliches, but just ends up as one. It's not that I wasn't expecting a happy ending from Disney or anything, but, I was disappointed with this movie. I think they could have done better with some of the digital animation as well.

I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (Saibogujiman kwenchana)

I have read a lot of people's reviews saying they hated it because it's not Chan Wook Park's style (He directed oldboy- the vengeance trilogy.) There are still scenes where it is evident it his style.
I myself, found nothing wrong with this movie, in fact I enjoyed it. it's mood throughout reminds me of "Eternal sunshine of the Spotless Mind." The story is about a girl who believes she is a cyborg- she believes this because of her childhood, so she is put in an institution. There she meets Rain's character and you see how their relationship develops. For me, this movie was about accepting people for their flaws and oddness. If you sit and think about it for awhile, you can relate to the characters. Their flaws and insecurities. Searching for the meaning of your existence and finally finding it. Go into this movie with an open mind and you will enjoy it. Both main characters did a great job. Rain is adorable and Lim gives a strong performance. Enjoying the protagonists of this film is easy. If you don't understand it the first time, watch it again =] Also, there are some absolutely beautiful scenes and this movie will have you smiling the entire time.

Primal Fear
Primal Fear(1996)

Great movie. Richard Gere was excellent, and no surprise, so was Edward Norton. This was his debut film, which I didn't see until now, since I was only about 7 or 8 when it came out. :P
Great film. You think you know you think you know.. but you don't.
Great acting & plot. This was Norton's break out film & thank goodness XD. The only part I didn't like was the music- too 1950's detective for me.

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)

Let me count the ways I love this movie. It is because of Fight Club I fell in love with Edward Norton's acting. The way it is filmed, the characters, plot, whole message of the movie, is brilliant. Top that off with Amazing acting (Brad Pitt, Helena Bonham Carter) and that is why I love Fight Club. It is an offbeat movie that will always be memorable. I have a lot of favorite lines & scenes from this movie. Simply one of the best.

Gin gwai (The Eye)

I decided to watch the original, since I heard the new one sucked hardcore (surprise.. surprise... they casted Jessica Alba, what do you expect?)
This was a decent movie, reminiscent of "The Sixth Sense." It's not as graphic though. It's still creepy, but more than that, sad. Over all a decent movie, but it probably won't scare the crap out of you unless you are very afraid of ghosts/the super natural world, or you just plain don't like creepy movies. It was an interesting idea for a movie though. I might watch the new version... We'll see. I think parts of it were over my head because I didn't understand some of the rituals, etc, but I am planning to read into them. I'm not a big fan of horror films, but watch one on occasion.

Train Man: Densha Otoko

I happened upon this Japanese movie randomly. It was cute and sweet. It's the story of a nerd trying to do his best with what he can. It tugs at the dork inside of all of us and all our insecurities. It's a movie full of hope and encourages us to break out of our shells and do more than we think possible. It's a slower paced movie, but I enjoyed it. The main character and his online friends are all likable and you find yourself cheering for all of them as they start a new chapter in their lives. If you're looking for a feel good movie- here's one.

Across the Universe

The music was good. If you're a die hard Beatles fan you probably won't like it as much. My issue with this is that the plot is all over the place, and maybe that's how it is supposed to be, but I think they could have formed a stronger plot with more continuity & flow. More character development would have been nice for a few of the characters, especially since two are supposed to be reminiscent of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin. And I would have liked to see more of Prudence. The music was alright, I wish they would have left some of the songs as their originals, because some of the remakes have too much embellishment and what I love about the Beatles to start with is their simplicity. I've been listening to the Beatles for a couple years now, and it was nice to see a film pay tribute to them. I think it was a smart move, because a lot of teens are interested in them and the free love and etc, so of course it marketed well. I don' t like O M GEE love this movie, but I did enjoy it. The visual aspect and effects were impressive. My favorite voices were Jim Sturgess and TV Carpio, although it feels like some of his notes were out of his range. Evan Rachel Wood has a good voice, but I'm not a big fan of her speaking voice or acting, like her crying/screaming just BAM made me think of Thirteen. The choreography was meh... For example, when the girls were dancing with the basketballs near the beginning, I was like.. "Am I watching High School Musical, where's Zac Efron?" It was too much flip flopping between barely any and full out Broadway cheesiness.
My favorite songs were "I wanna hold your hand" & "Strawberry fields forever." The last scene was my favorite. A few of the songs felt like they were pushed in the movie.
But I DID like this movie. The reason I am picking at it, is because it has been so highly recommended and I had extremely high expectations. If you just sit back and think of it as a creative art piece you will enjoy it more than if you watch it as a movie/musical. I really wish John Lennon were still alive and could have had a hand in this film. As for the soundtrack, just listen to The Beatles.

27 Dresses
27 Dresses(2008)

I liked this movie.
I felt sad a lot of parts but in the end it was a feel good movie. I was disappointed Katherine Heigl's character never actually explains why she did what she did. (no spoilers ^-^)

No Country for Old Men

To appreciate this movie you have to think a lot deeper than what's going on in front of you.
Javier Bardem is amazing. He's frightening on screen, but at then end the one you need to think about is Tommy Lee Jone's character, and then the meaning of the movie proves to be more than a thriller.

Becoming Jane

This movie was enjoyable. At the beginning I wasn't a fan of Hathaway, but at the end I liked her performance. McAvoy gave a compelling performance. It is reminiscent of Pride & Prejudice (which is no surprise, as it is believed Austen wrote from her life experience) but like a sad version of it, but McAvoy's character is not at all like Darcy, yet he is also charming and handsome. As said, an enjoyable movie that explores a fictional life of Jane Austen. I read Knightley was going to be cast but I'm glad she wasn't, because it is too similar to Pride and Prejudice.


Powerful movie. Extremely talented cast. James McAvoy, Keira Knightley, Romola Garai, Saorise Ronan all give great performances. I was watery eyed at the end of this one. I'm sure we'll see plenty more from McAvoy and Knightley.

The Holiday
The Holiday(2006)

Enjoyable. Kate Winslet is the strongest of the cast. She has you laughing and then tearing up all in the same scene. Jude Law is rather dashing. Jack Black is a smeck of comedy and Cameron Diaz is alright.

Lucky Number Slevin

Witty film. I really enjoyed it. Overall my favorite part was the dialogue.

The Painted Veil

I love Edward Norton. Period.
Beautiful Soundtrack. Beautiful Scenery. A little slow moving, but great story.

Martian Child

Quirky like Little Miss Sunshine. Not a fast paced movie, but it was enjoyable.

American History X

Powerful movie.
Edward Norton is such a talented actor. He is completely underrated.

The Little Rascals

Classic movie. Loved it when I was a kid =]

Dear Darla,
I hate your stinkin guts.

Night at the Museum

This was a cute movie. I was expecting it to be somewhat lame, but I was surprised. It presents a funny cast and obviously isn't realisitic, but it's not supposed to be. It's a movie I would take my nephew to, and still find myself enjoying it. I was pleased with the appearance of Dick Van Dyke and Mickey Rooney, both were comic relief and of course Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson provided plenty humor of their own. Over all, a decent movie that was enjoyable.

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

Ellen Degeneres- hilarious.
All over film, storyline and animation was impressive.

In Her Shoes
In Her Shoes(2005)

wasn't too bad... infact it was pretty good for the most part it was enjoyable. I still don't like Cameron Diaz very much.

The Number 23

Number 23 could have been an interesting thriller, but the plot was slow, the ending boring, and not hard to see coming.


I was impressed. First off, I liked that it was in Mayan. Secondly the acting cast was extremely talented, led by Rudy Youngblood who does an excellent job portraying the hero of the movie. All in all a really great movie.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

By far the worst Spider Man.
I was extremely dissapointed. I was expecting an amazing movie.
I was surprised at how poorly they cast the characters and by Tobey Mcguire's acting (awful).
Anyways... Definitely a waste. The graphics were good, but other then that... nothing.


thought provoking


Gotta say, I adore Paul Bettany, and he does an excellent job in this movie. As always, he brings a subtle comedy to the movie.

V for Vendetta

Great movie. Natalite Portman pulled a convincing performance. Hugo Weaving also does a great job as the man behind the mask. This is a movie for deep thought and I suggest people watch it.

A Beautiful Mind

Great movie. Russel Crowe is spectacular. He is such a strong actor. Jennifer Connelly does a great job as the supporting actress.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Not my favorite of the trilogy, but all the same- great special effects, costumes, and cast


AMAZING. Absolutely moving. All of the cast delivers.


A sweet movie, I enjoy John Cusack's acting.


it was ok. mediocre cast.
horrible casting part for the bad guys... wow i wasn't scared of them at all. corny lines.
over all... a total mauling of the book

The Producers

Pretty funny. Matthew Broderick does an excellent job of playin his character and is rather humorous in doing so. The songs are catchy and the Hitler stuff is funny. Plus Will Ferrel is comic relief.

Failure to Launch

not bad not great. i like sarah jessica parker and matthew mcconaughey, so it was a nice duo. plus zooey deschanel was pretty funny.

The Pianist
The Pianist(2002)

Adrien Brody.. amazing. This movie shows the power of endurance and of music... I'm a musician myself so how powerful music is shown in this movie was I guess inspiring. WWII is also an era that interests me.. so I enjoyed this movie.. and as said Brody does a magnificent job.

House of Sand and Fog

House of Sand and Fog was a pretty decent movie. The ending surprised me. It's an exremely sad movie, but the message underneath was well done. That in life.. we need to hold onto what actually is most important, instead of being swept away by superficial things that can never bring us happiness.