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Movie Ratings and Reviews

21
21(2008)

Good! What an ending!

(I still do NOT understand blackjack, though. If anything I'm even more confused. The count is +16? What does that mean?!)

Yours, Mine & Ours

Wow, uh... wow.

Was it just me or were the majority of the family feuds and fights caused by the ship-shape, ultra perfect, no one steps out of line Admiral's kids? The only one that I can think of by Helen's kid was the fork lift scene when the girl threw the little boys ball away.

Your typical let's-make-this-backfire-oh-no-what-did-we-do-we-have-to-fix-this movie, but I went into it knowing that. I didn't bother watching the ending but I bet I know exactly what happened anyway.

Your Mine and Ours is cute and all, but it doesn't break many rules or bring anything special. Still good, if you like that kind of thing.

Good Luck Chuck

Not nearly as good as I was hoping. It gets reaaaaallllly bogged down at the end but everybody lives happily ever after, so whatever. :P

Must Love Dogs
½

Love the dialogue between Diane Lane and her family. Funny in a cutely sad way. Nice movie, though the ending was a bit cliched.

Chicken Little

A bit different than most other kids movies; a bit brighter, quirkier, faster paced and creative. Very cute.

Finding Neverland
½

Very nice movie. I didn't watch this properly, though, and it's one I'd like to watch again in the future.

Sahara
Sahara(2005)

"No Panama!" LOL
Although the movie version of Clive Cussler's novel is very different, I think following the book would have been a mistake. Although it varied a lot, this was a great twist and I REALLY, REALLY love this movie.
Steve Zhan and Matthew McConaughey keep me laughing even after watching this a dozen times. I LOVE THIS MOVIE!
What I think I love even more than this movie is that seeing this sparked my interest in Clive Cussler, and I am addicted to his books now.

Walk the Line

HAHAHA! This is so weird...

First of all, I heard time and time and time and time again how amazingly awesome and good this movie is, so I decided I had to see it. Second of all, I can't stand Reese Witherspoon.

What makes all of this funny to me is that I hated the movie and liked Reese Witherspoon the most!

Yeah, yeah, you can say it's good, but being depressing and boring doesn't count as good to me. It went on and on for what felt like forever. He was an abusive, mean, stupid little prick who happened to acquire fame. I hate people like that.

Reese Witherspoon really is amazing as June Carter, even going so far as to have the tiny little nasal voice that was so common to people back then. She floored me! Wow!

Not something I'll ever see again... And why didn't they cast Ginnifer Goodwin as Rachel Dawes instead in The Dark Knight? *sigh*

Bridge to Terabithia

(Is Robert Patrick in everything?! lol!)

Yes, everyone, Leslie dies in the end. It's horribly sad but the reason she dies is because this is based on a book and IN THE BOOK she dies. The whole movie follows the book extremely closely, even going so far as to name the dvd chapters after the chapters IN the book.

I cannot stress how amazingly well this was handled. I love everything about it and it became one of my favorite movies right away.

My little boy who is currently almost 17 months old hasn't shown much interest in movies, but he watches this in rapt attention.

Actors were perfect, special effects were perfect, everything flowed just as it should.

I'm very happy with this movie despite it is SO sad.

The Island
The Island(2005)
½

To start with I've read Brave New World, The Handmaid's Tale and The Giver and watched Equilibrium and despised all of them. I DO NOT like the "perfect society" or anything like that.

But I liked this! A lot! For a change the utopian crap I've come to dread was GOOD! I also can't stand Scarlett Johansson, but I liked her in this. Maybe even enough to change my mind on her.

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

Quirky and funny, without being mind-numbingly boring like the original. Surprisingly good.

"So long so long and thanks for all the fish..."

I had that stuck in my head for DAYS afterwards!

A Mighty Heart
½

The most boring movie I've seen all year. I'm still happy to have seen it, but how long did they have to make this? If not for Angelina Jolie, this would never have interested anyone in the general public.

The Golden Compass

I've read, and reread all three books, starting with The Golden Compass at age 13.

Where to start? Much MUCH better than I expected this to be handled; I was very relieved, trust me. I'd always wondered who they would cast as Serafina Pekkala (though in the books SHE is blonde and Mrs. Coulter has BLACK hair!) and Eva Green could not have been more perfect. The cast of actors, really, is perfect, and Lyra's accent even has the "en't" I was hoping to hear.

The knife scene - I was crying. While most people point to the atheist connotations (and to be sure, there are), I personally feel that the main point of the movie is that the Authorities choose not only to ignore, but encourage and support rampant child abuse. I live in Ontario, Canada, and that is one of Ontario's biggest, darkest, dirtiest secrets. Maybe that is why I identify with both the movie and the books so well.

But... at the same time... It feels like there was some small little thing missing from it, and I don't know what...

Have you ever wondered what your daemon is? I know mine! :D

Kung Fu Panda
½

Kind of a run-of-the-mill message, but still a sweet, fun film. My husband and I took my little brother (6) and sister (10) to see it, and they enjoyed it, so the kid stamp of approval is there. :P

I didn't recognize Angelina Jolie's voice, even though I knew it was her!

Nice little movie, but... what kind of animal was the kung fu master?

Juno
Juno(2007)
½

My coworker insisted I watch this and I'm so glad I listened to him.

Juno is a wonderful movie that is fresh, original and entertaining. A sensitive topic is handled with both humor and respect, and is definitely worth seeing.

(*I* didn't like the music, but I think it fits the movie.)

Cheaper by the Dozen
½

Cute movie! Wild and zany with the insanity you would expect from a family of 12! A good reminder that family is the most important thing in life, no matter what.

License to Wed

Cutesy, grating, funny, eye rolling, and groan inducing.

I am so glad my marriage isn't that way! lol

Hitman
Hitman(2007)
½

Oh, so so close to a 5 star rating! But that stupid sword fight scene bungled it up! I think that was just to make anime fans squee. *shudder*

Otherwise, I love this movie. However, I admit I can't watch the scene where the guy's arm is cut off.

There are some really great parts - Nika is a fabulous character, for one, Timothy Olyphant, who I was dubious as to if he could pull off this role, really surprised me, and that part where the kids are playing the Hitman video game? PRICELESS.

I think this is one you either love, or hate. VG adaptations tend to go that way. For me it worked!

Eight Below
Eight Below(2006)
½

I was both pleased and disapointed in Eight Below. I was expecting this real tear jerker about the dogs struggles, and it was kind of slow and boring. Enjoyable! but just not what I expected.

Pay It Forward

I read the book, which was AMAZING, and ever since then, seeing the movie has been on my "Wish List".

Yes, the book is way better, of course, but the movie is surprisingly good.

Solaris
Solaris(2002)

Boring, boring, and boring. Everybody dies???? Weee!

(Total waste of time!!!)

Blood Diamond

This bothered me very, very, very much, and accordingly, was extremely hard to watch. I was almost having panic attacks through the violent scenes.

There's been a lot of movies that make a political or human rights statement, and I lean towards liking the human rights more. I was reading just yesterday that Sierra Leone is one of the worst places to grow up (the article was "5 worst places to live if you're a girl", to be specific, put out by World Vision) and it's easy to see why. I understand that almost all of the diamonds found in the US and Canada are NOT conflict diamonds, but that also makes me wonder... How can we know for sure?

I am indeed married with an engagement ring (which I don't wear for the most part), and it was also bought second hand from a pawn shop. While I'm quite confident it wasn't a conflict diamond, it's scary to think that any of the diamonds bought in the 1990's cost someone their hand, or worse.

Knowledge about the situations around the world are available to anyone who is interested to find out, but it's not until a movie is made that it becomes a common, around-the-water-cooler "so did you see the new movie...?" topic.

Now, the movie itself was good! One of my pet peeves with movies is when an actor can't fake an accent. I just can't see why they can't, so to have Leonardo DiCaprio chattering away in an uncommon accent was fabulous!

Heavy swearing in films tends to bug me, too, but the F word is actually very appropriately used.

The Simpsons Movie

Spider pig, spider pig, does whatever a spider pig does...

Awesome. Hands down, flat out, awesome. The Simpsons just don't get better than this!

United 93
United 93(2006)
½

I was honestly a little scared to watch this, just because I dislike the risk of sobbing my head off, lol, but this only was hard to watch when the passengers were saying their goodbyes. Also, knowing ahead of time that everybody dies, it makes it less suspensful, but hey, it's based on real events.

I noticed that there is very little background music, too, so it feels more like you're just watching things as they unfold, rather than watching a movie.

Man of the Year
½

Very disapointing. I was expecting a comedy and instead this is Robin Williams in a conspiracy theory movie. Weird...

I mean, yeah, there are funny parts, but it was not at all what I was expecting. I think it flopped.

Live Free or Die Hard

I'm a big action fan, and I realize the importance of often ignoring some of the implausible parts, but COME ON! Was I watching The Terminator, coz that Mai girl definitely had some super powers.

Bruce Willis' role is peppered with smart ass one liners, but for the most part, the action was exhausting.

Further proof, I suppose, that at the end of the world, the only ones alive will be the cockroaches and the techies. :P

That said, it was great to see Justin Long again! My husband and I were going "Oh, where IS that kid from???"

Turns out he was the dorky young guy in Dodgeball - LOL.

I wouldn't really watch this again, and by the time the fighter jet was hovering like a hummingbird between pillars of the highway, I wasn't even watching it beyond listening nearby.

Just another installment in the Die Hard - what is this now? Collection? Chronicles? Quartet maybe? It's no longer a trilogy, after all!

Anyway, if you're a fan of the previous movies, it's worth catching, but otherwise... Die Hard 4 is one of those empty-headed, no-brain movies that those not fans of the genre expect from an action film.

Seven Years in Tibet

Nice movie, albeit kind of slow. I did enjoy it, don't get me wrong, but it felt like it lasted forever.

Very nice movie, with a lot of heartwarming moments, though not quite what the back of the VHS library copy said: "A passionate, courageous, and chilling journey." I think that's going a bit too far, but it was still a very good movie. Brad Pitt portrays an angry man very well.

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)

Okay, okay, I saw it! Now I finally know what the big deal is about!

This is psychotic, trippy and more than just a little freaky.

Someone I know often has his msn name tag set as "I feel like destroying something beautiful," so I know where he got that from now! I always did wonder.

I've often heard people say how Edward Norton is one of the best actors out there, but I'd only seen him in The Illusionist and The Italian Job before that - and not that that was subpar acting, but definitely not as shockingly good as his work in this was. And Brad Pitt - wow!

Very freaky, but I'd say watch it at least once. (Especially since I originally put not interested - even though this still won't make it into my favorite movies.)

The Rundown
The Rundown(2003)
½

HAHAHAHA! Wildly ridiculous, and yet so much fun. The director had some good ideas, such as the cameo with Arnold Swartzenegger, and the monkey part, and the very ending.

Fun movie, but not a whole lot to say. Probably one I'd watch again.

Desperado
Desperado(1995)

One of the most unique beginnings, however way way way too gory for my tastes and just a little pointless. Salma Hayek is really beautiful, though!

Armageddon
Armageddon(1998)

I was very pleased with this. I did notice that Murphy's Law was laid on VERY thivk in this movie, though - everything that could possibly go wrong did!

And I was pleasantly surprised by Billy Bob Thornton in this. Usually he's like J.Lo; if he's in a movie, it SUCKS, but not in this case. *whew*

What I find interesting about this is that they named it after the Biblcal prophesy and even mentioned it would be like the worst parts of the Bible. For anyone religious, though, I will not worry about this scenario ever happening because the Bible says that God is in control of the heavens. It took a long time to make the earth and all of creation. I'm not worrying about him killing us all of by an asteroid.

Anyway, you can kind of tell it's a Michael Bay movie, which isn't a bad thing, just that there's lots of action and things exploding or breaking or going wrong. Parts of this made me squirm, simply because the idea of being blasted into space freak me out, lol.

This was moving, in the end, and very very sad, but very very good. I think the only part they downplayed was okay, sure, the asteroid itself didn't hit earth, but the carnage from everythiung else would have put the earth in dire straights.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
½

Okay, the rating is temporary because I'd really need to see this at least once more to really get it. Parts made no sense, and the parts that weren't "oh gosh, come ON, that could NEVER happen!", would need to be seen again so I understood them better.

But... it's was a great movie, all Hollywood ridiculousness aside. It's a fun thrill ride, and worth the $4 something to get in on discount Tuesdays to see it on the big screen. At first I was really disapointed because Abigail was such a snob and so outrightly hateful. Yikes...

Besides the obviously flaws, like kidnapping the president (yeah, suuuuure) and the "drunken argument" in Buckingham Palace, the part that irked me the most as being totally out of place is the scene where Ben assumes Riley can hack into England's traffic violations database, and Riley is ticked about it. Wow, do they NOT know techies!

ANY decent hacker ADORES it when people assume they are good enough to hack into a government site. TRUST me on that one!

Poor Riley. I would have read his book!! I'm so happy they had him meet a girl at the end. He deserves a little romance! BTW, for any interested, the actress is Lisa Sheldon. I think she's a cutie and I hope to see more of her in future. Her resume on IMDB is VERY impressive.

And page 47... Is this the intro for another movie or what, eh? (:

After Alice
After Alice(1999)
½

it was a long time ago that I saw this, but I really, really liked it. I don't remember why, though!

Pride and Prejudice

I really didn't think I'd like this as much as I did!

Fabulous acting with utterly gorgeous scenery and a talented director made this surprisingly enjoyable. Even my husband watched this and agreed it was better than he thought it would be.

This is going to sound funny and you're going to laugh, but... I remember watching the Pride and Prejudice episode of Wishbone!! lol! and not being taken in by the plotline.

But I think I just might read the book now...

Lizzie and Jane really act like sisters, and the rest of the sisters actually look like a passable group of siblings. I do wish that Donald Sutherland would have at least tried to fake an accent, though. If you're going to be an actor, being able to fake an English, Irish and variety of American accents should be essentials, not optional.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)
½

My favorite Spiderman movie so far. I'd heard this was like a bad musical towards the end, but when I saw this I had to wonder if whoever said that and I were watching the same movie!

And Bruce Campbell... gosh I love him. Cute triva that I noticed: Bruce Campbell played Autocylus on Hercules and Xena, and Ted Raimi played Joxer in those shows - Ted Raimi played a small part just like Bruce Campbell in this movie... and at least the first two movies are also directed by Sam Raimi. I wonder what relation they are...?

Otherwise there isn't much to say on the third Spiderman movie.

I really liked how this finally granted Peter some peace towards his uncle's death.

The Purple Rose of Cairo

I barely recall seeing this but I remember my sister and I both loved it. It was a bit disapointing in the end, but it was still a very sweet movie.

The Phantom of the Opera
½

When this was over, my husband turned to me and said, "so... did you like it?" I knew he'd ask me that so the entire movie I was trying to form a response. Is it good? Oh, yes, the movie is pretty much flawless. It keeps all the integrity of the book, with the music of the musical, gorgeous costumes and amazing lead characters. I was really impressed with Gerard Butler, too - he's played Lara Croft's love interest, a history buff who travels back in time, King Leonidas in gory 300, and now THE Opera Ghost. WOW!

Emmy Rossum is a beauty and an exquisitely well protrayed Christine. At times she looks like Jennifer Love Hewitt, though!

Was it worth seeing? Certainly, although I admit I got bored around the "masquerade" part. Buttttt... that's not neccesarily the movie's fault. My attention span tends to wonder in most movies around that time.

But did I like it? Welll.... no... not exactly. To me, like means something I enjoy for itself and nothing else. I appreciate the music and the singing, the story and the acting but I don't "like" it, no.

Good movie, well done, worth watching once, but not something I return to.

(And the moron who decided to have candles rise from the water FULLY LIT deserves to be fired!!!)

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

I'm really not sure what to say about this... It was one of the worst movies I've seen recently. What's sad is it looked SO funny in the previews.

I couldn't even finish this. It was so depressing and... awkward feeling, like when you're in a room full of sober people with only one drunk person making an idiot of themself.

I don't lnow WHAT the purpose of this was. Horrific.

And if they were going to cast Owen Wilson as being from Kentucky, they could have at least had him pronounce Louisville the way the locals do! Gah! NO ONE from KY says it Lou-ie-ville. It's Lou'll-vulle! GET IT RIGHT!

Brother Bear
Brother Bear(2003)
½

This was one of the sadder kid's movies... I think if I had watched this as a little girl I wouldn't have liked it because it was just too upsetting.

The moose are hilarious! I love the originality that went into them.

Although I love Phil Collins, and he is a wonderful musician no matter what, I felt songs by him, and Tina Turner, were very out of place. I would have loved to have seen some native folk songs in this instead.

There is a cute little extra at the end of the credits, too, so stick around!

Troy
Troy(2004)
½

Wow! This was fabulous. It took me awhile to watch it because I think I was partially dreading how long it was, and I read The Illiad and wasnt as taken with it as I was with The Odessey. Perhaps because EVERYBODY dies??

Where was Cassandra!? I am furious they omitted Cassandra. How can you have the retelling of The Illiad WITHOUT the negative, dooms dayer screaming "Death is here!"?

Oh well. It was great all the same, and I reallly like Sean Bean as Odysseus. I was hesitant with him in the role, but I REALLY thought he was good as my favorite character.

Diane Kruger as Helen, though...? Not so convinced there. I can think of half a dozen women who would fill the role of most beautiful woman in the world better. But, that said, she did a very good job.

The Last Unicorn
½

I'd heard this was a classic and a must see, and although I'm 21, I still love kids movies with shameless abandon.

However, I wasn't quite feeling this. Not that it was BAD or incited me to make merciless fun of it, but it just didn't grab me, like say, Disney's Robin Hood. Good voice casting, though. I did find it would be too scary for me or my siblings had we been sat down to this at a young age. The Red Bull was freaking scary!

Born Free
Born Free(1966)

Beautiful. I really enjoyed this, even if the actress who played Joy's accent was irritating. Elsa was a beautiful creature.

It Could Happen to You
½

It had been a LOOONG time since I first saw this, and it just happened to be on tv the other day. Before long I had my husband and his hard rock music, anti-sweet-and-all-things-touching movie friend even watching it. This is a heartwarming movie to the extreme. Don't say you're not interested, because this is a little gem of a movie that really is worth watching.

Flicka
Flicka(2006)

I'v had horses since I was 14, and ponies before that, since I was 10. I'm one of those girls that grew up with horses calendars and pictures on my wall, every book shelf lined with stories about books. The whole head over heels, horse crazy, nine yards.

So while I love horses, it is my extreme disapointment that Hollywood almost always manages to ruin movies on these magnificent creatures (*cough Seabiscuit cough The Horse Whisperer cough*).

Flicka, though, is a revolution.

I admit, it is a girl's movie. I don't know how many guys are seriously going to say "Cool! Let's watch Flicka!" but no one can deny that this is filmed in a beautiful area, with some fabulous cinematography, and damn decent actors.

Alison Lohman does a terrific job in her role, as does Maria Bello as the wise mother/mediator, and look! Tim McGraw is more than just one of the most amazing country music stars/Faith Hill's husband. He really can act!

Something I found interesting, too, is that the music director is Jason Alexander. I don't know if that is THE Jason Alexander of Seinfield fame, or just someone with the same name, but he DOES star two of country music's Brad Paisley's music videos AND was in the musical Cinderlla (the one with Brandy), so it's possible. I thought it was neat how people get into circles and really how intertwined music and film is.

The Silver Stallion (The Silver Brumby)
½

It's The Silver BRUMBY! Gah! No wonder I couldn't find it!

I watched this once and although the film is beautiful just for the scenery and the main star (the horse! NOT Russell Crowe!) I can't remember anything about it but the disapointing ending.

Shaun of the Dead
½

I love spoofs. It was my hope that this was as good as it looked, and I'm still not sure.

I can say it's not one I'll ever watch again, but it was alright. Perhaps I'd have to really be into the zombie genre (if this is your first time reading one of my reviews, I'm NOT a zombie/vampire/horror or anime fan by any means) to appreciate this fully, but my understanding of spoofs was you DON'T have to be a fan of the genre. Quite opposite, in fact!

Keeping in line with Hot Fuzz, this was just too gory for me. I'm not talking about stupid stuff like bashing their heads in, I mean towards the end... when the zombies get ahold of the one guy and literally rip him limb from limb, while pulling out his entrails WHILE he's still alive, for instance.

All in all, the movie has some good parts; original, quirky things, like going through Shaun's record collection, or when his friend crashes the car.

Still, I wasn't overly impressed, but all in all, it's "alright". Maybe it's more of a guy thing. Hey - Im entitled to that!

The Terminal
The Terminal(2004)
½

This was a great movie. I seem to always have a harder time finding something decent to say in movies I liked, than in the movies that are blatantly bad. Maybe that because it's easier to mock something and write a scathing review, I don't know.

But The Terminal" really is a good movie, and worthy of a likewise good review.

Tom Hanks believable accent never wavers or falls out of character, and that is something I noticed right off that bat. He plays his role of Victor with complete conviction, and all in all, the characters are very real and human, each with an odd quirk. The only thing the movie never explains is why the one guy (can't remember what his title is) is just SO MEAN to displaced, homeless, in limbo, Victor.

It's a hilarious movie that doesn't resort to stupid pranks or fart jokes, and keeps a realistic feel throughout. (Right down to the stupid details of why exactly Victor can't go home, which would otherwise be unrealistic.)

While I can't say that this is something I'd watch over and over again, or just pop in when I'm in the mood for it, it IS one of those feel-good, watch it again movies that is still worthy of being a favorite.

Catch Me If You Can

I thought this was fabulous. This guy was a genius! I rented the movie from the library, and unfortunately the VHS was old and scratchy, so it jumped for pretty much the whole movie, but it was still fun. I was incredulous! How he faked his way through some of this stuff was amazing!

Tuck Everlasting
½

SUCH a good movie! I admit, this is something that girls will naturally like more, but my husband didn't mind it. Visually beautiful, just from the scenery, and what I REALLY appreciated was how closely the movie stayed true to the book. Granted, she was 5 years older in the movie, but it was better this way. I like the book, LOVE the movie. I'm not a fan of The Gilmore Girls, either, but Alexis Bledel really did a good job! The chemistry between Winnie and Jesse was very real.

And... if you want in on a secret... this is one of like 3 movies I've ever cried at. Honest! When Miles recounted his story, it was too much.

The only part... they should have included that frog like they did with the book. I was disapointed. The frog played a big part, all things considered!

Bandidas
Bandidas(2006)
½

Hlarious! I can't imagine how this could have been improved!

I think I loved everything about this--how the two characters are complete opposites from each other, their antics with Steve Zahn, that DWIGHT YOAKAM is the bad guy (how perfect!!), the awesome horses both women had, and everything in between.

I want this movie!

Grey Owl
Grey Owl(1999)

I loved reading his books, but the movie was unbearable. I didn't watch more than 40 minutes -- that is how unbearable I'm meaning.

Rush Hour 3
Rush Hour 3(2007)

Not something I would have chosen to see, but this is what happened:

My mother in law wanted to take us all to the movies and see the Bourne Ultimatum, but my brother in law and his friend wanted to go to see The Simpsons movies instead. MIL hates the Simpsons, so we agreed to split up.

Well, SOMEONE mixed up the times... turns out the simpsons and BU were playing 40 minutes apart, rather than the 20 minutes we'd thought. So.

MIL, my husband, son and I went to see this instead.

The movies is actually really funny! Chris Tucker is hilarious!! I adore Jackie Chan to begin with, and he's like Midas... Pretty much every movie he touches is just golden.

Van Helsing
Van Helsing(2004)
½

Good, decent movie, despite the fact I REALLY can't stand vampire movies. This is WAY better than Underworld, though. I'm starting to really enjoy Hugh Jackman in movies, and David Wenham as the goofy monk was entertaining.

I found the constant screaming of the female vampires and everything else constantly SHRIEKING got on my nerves, esp. as my husband likes to crank the movies up.

Worth watching, but I'd probably never see it again, lol.

Night at the Museum
½

Really funny, even if pretty stupid. I don't mean the museum creatures coming to life is stupid, as that is what makes the movie what it is, but it's the litte details in the daytime. That the manager noticed when the waring wild west and ancient romans tussled each othe up, but not when one cave man completely disapeared, or even that Stiller wouldn't read the directions like he was told!

I do lke, how, for a change, Stiller and his ex-wife don't despise each other, but actually seem to have a friendship.

I must confess I got bored towards the end... and didn't watch all of this, but from what I saw it was cute.

Premonition
Premonition(2007)
½

Pretty pointless... Most of this makes no sense, it just swirls round and round, and the ending is one of the most disapointing, nonsensical ones I can recall. Not only that... but it is boring! I think what makes this movie impressive for some is that you get so caught up trying to figure it out that the movie in its entirety goes over your head.

However, that didn't happen for me, and I would have been outright mad if I'd spent money to see this. (My mother in law rented it.)

300
300(2007)

I don't really know what to say...

I dislike gruesome movies as a rule, because well... there is enough gruesome stuff out there already without willingly subjecting yourself to it.

300, while strong on aspects such as bravery, patriotism, and doing what's right, really bothered me, because of just how incredibly violent it is.

Yes, it's a war movie, but there have been lots of other movies that don't insist on showing the spinal cord of a freshly beheaded man. Or a wall made from dead bodies. That bothers me.

I generally dislike movies in widescreen, but when we rented it, Blockbuster seems to only carry widescreen--grr!--but I felt this benfitted from it.

The overall dark, grey-brown, dusky feel of the movie was different from most every other film and I appreciated it.

The tactics the Spartans, who were renowned for their bravery and brawn in battle, used were fabulous, and seeing the formations put to work was cool. The characters all gave good performances, too.

What really took from the movie though, beyond the previously mentioned gruesomeness, was how they relied on monsters and deformed creatures as thrills for the screen.

I'm glad I got to see this, but I most likely won't ever watch this again.

Breach
Breach(2007)
½

FOR ONCE! AT LONG LAST! A movie that has just the right balance of intelligence, based on real events, and suspence without things exploding every few minutes. I mean, I like things exploding, but there is a place and a time.

Because it is "based" or "inspired" on real events, I can only imagine how much of this is made up, even with Eric O'Neil as consultant. But still, great great movie with everything done right. Hurray!

Bicentennial Man
½

The reason for the low-side review is because while this was a very sweet and touching movie covering a variety of topics that define what makes us human... it's so slow! It drags and drags.

It would be nice to watch with the family some night, but to sit down and watch it just because... not likely.

The Notebook
The Notebook(2004)

I cannot begin to explain my loathing for this movie. I just HAVE to come back periodically and add something to my rewiew. I hate this film!! I was digusted by this... There is so much wrong with this movie I can't fit it all in. I hated how this almost endorses cheating, premarital sex, and hitting and yelling in a relationship. While I don't like how cliched this was, I can still accept that in a movie. But Allie jumping in bed without a second thought when she was engaged makes me sick. She's a slut and Noah is a jerk. And everybody is gushing about how great this movie is? UGH!

Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story

...I have never been so embarrassed watching a movie as I was with this.

I generally don't like films like this, but it is headshakingly hilarious. I love Alan Tudyk as Steve the Pirate, and "Dodgeball" pulls out every wild, wacky trick it can. I couldn't stop laughing, if for no other reason than I was extremely mortified for the actors.

What a team of misfits--"L is for LOVE honey!"

I loved the ending. Nice cameo by Lance Armstrong!

X-Men: The Last Stand

I'm confused about Jean... did she die or did she become the phoenix? SOMEONE TELL ME!

Nice end to the trilogy.

X-Men
X-Men(2000)

I usually mess up the sequence of watching movies... I watched the second first, the third second, and the first last, lol.

As soon as I saw the opening scene at the concentration camp and the tattoo on Magneto's arm, I REALLY undestood why he hated humans so much... Gave him more of a reason to be so hateful than just "evil genius".

I really like Rogue, even if the last little bit dragged for me. Nothing to do with the movie, I was just tired of sitting and watching. Wolverine is funny and despite his tough guy attitude, really softens. I like how... pardon the wording... but how human all of the characters are, not just carbon copies of each other.

There isn't a whole lot new to say on any of the X-Men movies. They are all really good.

The Marine
The Marine(2006)

This was pretty darn bad... For one thing I can't remember the last time I've seen such ridiculous lack of attention to details. For example: was that a boa constrictor in SOUTH CAROLINA???

The ONLY saving grace of this movie--coz even the acting was bad, bad, bad--was Robert Patrick.

The characters are for the most part thoroughly insane and do what they please just for some cheap thrills for the camera.

Then you add in what MUSt have been meth dealers (because they sure didnt say WHAT these two guys were doing out in the forest by themselves) freaking out on the main character and beating him up just for the heck of it...

This was just a cruddy movie that could have been WAY WAY better.

I should have known better seeing how this was mostly produced by one of the big names in wrestling, as well as having a wrestler as the main character.

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events

I am ashamed of myself... When this came out I couldn't have been more uninterested. It just... didn't interest me at all. I saw this previewed during another movie though (can't remember which dvd it was) and changed my mind.

I'm currently in beautiful Kentucky visiting my husband's side of the family and friends, and my husband's one friend gave us a HUGE album of dvs to watch while we're here. Most of it IS anime, but there are some great movies among the others, and this happened to be one of them.

I was completely blown away. Now I have to read the books!

Everything about this movie works. It's quirky and wacky and completely unbelievable, but it's so fantastic and charming, it works!

The directing was amazing, the dark but not depressing atmosphere is a perfect blend, and all the actors perform flawlessly. You can tell they are having a lot of fun with their roles, and Jim Carrey, who I didn't even recognize, was nothing short of genius. Sunny's captions made me laugh! "I'll bite higher!" "She's the MAYOR of crazy town!" lol!

This is going into my favorite movies.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider(2007)

Really disapointed... Not at all what I was hoping for or expecting. It just was... blah.. kind of too gross, too, in a disturbing way. Hard to explain what I mean, but it really wasn't that good. ESP. after all the hype that was circulating around it. I remember several of my coworkers were talking about this for about a year before it came out and when it did, they had two screens at the cinema to show it.
I generally love Nicolas Cage, but this was NOT one of his best... or even one of his good movies.

Without a Paddle
½

LOL! THIS WAS HILARIOUS! I wish I would have seen this earlier! It's the little things like watching Seth Green do a nearly flawless impersonation of CPO from Star Wars, and Dax Shepherd get excited about being shot as well as the big things like "ABORT FETAL POSITION" and the tree hugger girls in the redwood. This is all around funny. Must watch this.

Evolution
Evolution(2001)
½

Disgusting, outrageous, and insane. Not bad. (:

I slept through most of this... Woke up towards the end when the two scientist guys try to invade the room place with all of the creatures and Orlando Jones gets a bug in his suit, but even coming in late it's easy to follow that a meterorite hit the earth with living organisms in it. From there they developed... and voila, wildly gross movie.

Ratatouille
Ratatouille(2007)

My little brother (5) was DYING to see Transformers, so my husband took him to see it, and my sister (9), my mom and I went to see this instead. I would have been happy to see Transformers, but Ratatouille was loud enough in theaters with a barely 2 month old asleep on your shoulder, that I didn't want to damage his hearing.
This has two downfalls... One: it's really hard to spell, lol, and two: it makes you HUNGRY!!
This was really cute, though. It's not super super good or anything, but it's a nice little story with some great moments. (WAY better than Finding Nemo, but not quite up there with others like Aladdin.) Remy (my sister called him Rataouille even though I said "His name is REMY!") is a sweetheart, and although the chefs have very strong accents and are hard to understand, the storyline is quick moving and easy enough for little ones to follow.

Not Without My Daughter

A co-worker had told me about this after she saw me reading a book called "Out of Iran" by Sousan Azadi. The two are drastically different, this being an American who goes with her husband to Iran, then can't get home, and the book I was reading was about an Iranian woman who flees to the US with her son because their lives are in danger.

Anyway, I have to say that this was unfortunately boring, especially given my high hopes for it. I regret to say I didn't watch the entire thing exactly for that reason... I was tired, and I wasnt interested enough to miss out on an extra hours sleep. (Hey, I have a month old son--my priorities are rearranged now!)

I also didn't like how Sally Field calls Iran primitive--was there actually a reason for that other than to get Americans puffed up with patriotism? To say something is different, foreign, strange, that is one thing, but to call it primitive... how can you expect tolerance when you can't tolerate someone else?

Anyway, the Flisxter synopsis sums this up nicely when it calls it a melodrama. I'm not surprised, then, to see the ratio of female flixterites liked this more (not much, but still) than the males on here.

The Time Machine

Wow... this was BAD. The plot is just plain dumb, dumb, dumb, and okay, sure, even if the special effects are good, so what? The only ones who might be entertained are kids, and this is way too disgusting, morbid, creepy and downright scary for children. And Adults aren't going to want to watch this because it is so STUPID!

If you can see on the movie postr, it says "An action-packed, mind-blowing, time-travel adventure."

I agree; those are all true. But it doesn't mean those are good qualities!

1) Action-packed: very true, but that also crowds out any sense, stability or interesting qualities.

2) Mind-blowing: also true. It blows my mind how the main character (I forget his name) only tries once to go back in time to get his girlfriend back. ONCE! Wouldn't you KEEP trying (AND remember the dang flowers???) if you REALLY loved the girl?

3) Time-travel: yup... Pretty self explanatory... lol

Anyway. Don't bother with this. While this certainly isn't one of the worst movies I've ever seen, just don't bother.

Hudson Hawk
Hudson Hawk(1991)

I'd never even HEARD of this before! What a fun movie! It's ridiculous and wacky, but it totally works!

I loved the two main characters singing to Frank Sinatra while they robbed the museum; their camaraderie is completely believable.

Andie MacDowell pretending she's a dolphin was hilarious, too!

I'd never been a huge Bruce Willis fan, but this made me reconsider.

Great, silly, very fun classic.

Beyond Borders

When you're watching starving, diseased people who die in droves daily for most of the movie, it feels strange saying that this is a "great" movie, even though that's what it is.

If you ever feel sorry for yourself, watch this for about half an hour and I bet your outlook will change.

Interesting trivia: two of Angelina's children are adopted from 2 of the 3 countries featured.

Dying Young
Dying Young(1991)
½

THIS WAS SO BORING! It wasn't bad at first; not great, but cute and well, average. Lots of boring analogies about art! But then he gets the luekemia back, he lies about it, she screams at him, and they break up... and then there are tears, and... thats pretty much the movie. I fast forwarded through the last, say, 10 minutes, and I doubt I missed anything substantial.

Too much swearing for my tastes, too, and then on the other end of the spectrum, you can't hear what they are saying when they talk in low voices. Makes for a movie where you hear every cuss word clearly, then have to crank it up high to try (and still not succeed) hear what they just said!

Btw, I only watched this coz a co-worker loaned it to me.

After babysitting my 5 year old brother all day, I think I'd rather rewatch him play Burnout Revenge and crash every 7 seconds than watch this again. At least Burnout Revenge has good music.

The Truman Show

Wow, this was pretty good! I hadn't expected something--that looks kind of silly, really--to be this good. It's certainly unlike any other movie I've ever seen before. Makes you kind of wonder what is reality and what is perception, too.

The Missing
The Missing(2003)

Disgusting from the get-go. I didn't watch it past probably an hour. Evan Rachel Wood's character made my teeth grind, and the youngest girl wasn't much better. "I'll fallow yew maw, yew knaw Ah weel! So don't try t' stawp me mawww!" Argh.

Breakaway
Breakaway(2002)
½

Ny husband rented this from the library (as it was only one of two made in the past decade, lol) but unfortunately he shouldn't have bothered.

The whole thing feels like a made for tv movie. While the acting leaves something to be desired, Erika Eleniak in particular feels wooden. As well, the fade to black pauses between scenes are triply as long as they should be.

That said, this isn't a BAD movie as far as being obnoxious goes. It's just very sub-par.

In the end, I was even kind of hoping that the main thief would get the money. Hey, we were all cheering for the thieves in Ocean's 11, no?

Kiki's Delivery Service
½

This was cute, and one of the better anime movies I've seen. I didn't quite get why she suddenly couldn't fly, though, even with Janeane Garofalo's explanation. Cute little movie, though not one I'd rush off to buy or to see again.

The Illusionist
½

Nice movie, though it's not one I'd watch again--maybe years later, but it's not one I'd want to own. Some of his tricks were downright creepy. My husband guessed the ending way ahead of time, lol.

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

This was so cute! I liked it just as much as the first one, which is a huge relief to find a sequel that's on par as the first. Poor Scrat... but who can help but laugh at him?

Casino Royale

Something about ridiculous action movies--even for a fan like myself--never do cut it with me, so I was skeptical about seeing a movie in a long line of movies famous (or infamous?) for just that.

Until I actually saw it! Craig Daniel is human, compelling and completely haunting as James Bond, and I could not have been more pleasantly surprised with this.

I know nothing about poker, lol, so while that might have been a drag on the movie, it was handled well. There is enough development throughout the movie that it's not ONLY JUST the game.

I FREAKED OUT when the torture scene was approaching, and my husband who had already seen it previously, kindly skipped ahead of it for me. I'm pregnant, and anyone who has been pregnant before is probably familiar with my tendency to have nightmares at the slightest thing.

I am NOT a Bond Fan, but I DID seriously enjoy this a LOT. Maybe I'll reconsider that statement if the next one is as good or better as this one was.

The Bourne Identity

This was really good! Maybe I will read the book someday. I esp. enjoyed Franka Potente as Marie.

--Well, I did read the book, then rewatched the movie. What a HUGE difference between the two, especially knowing what I know from The Bourne Supremacy! Considering I love reading stuff like the "24" and "Splinter Cell" paperbacks, Clive Cussler and other like action novels, the book version of this was alternately exciting, boring and confusing. The only similarity between book and movie is that the characters have the same names and that Matt Damon was found with amnesia off of France by a fishing boat, and--well... that's it...

Shooter
Shooter(2007)

Good thing this guy was a Marine and not in the Navy, or he'd never been able to pull off all of this. :P
Anyway, the movie was awesome! While some parts of it follow a predictable pattern, they are all in a way crucial to the development of the plot, and the one part that always bugs me (which is a typical movie faux pas) is that Kate Mara's makeup and hair is constantly perfect, even when it's first thing in the morning, and after being beaten up by enemies.
Is it just me or are more and more movies containing a strong moral underline? This one isn't any different!
The action is good, and very clever for the most part. (It helps to watch this with someone who knows exactly what napalm is, lol.)
Considering this is a long enough movie, it goes by fast enough.
I also learned while watching this that theater popcorn is disgusting--especially for the price!

Jumanji
Jumanji(1995)

Ridiculous, silly and outrageous, this is the kind of movie that only really works if you saw it as a kid, and fell in love with it then. I was kind of eager for it to be over, but all the same it was fun and worth a watch.

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)

I'd wanted to see this since December 2005, and finally got to see it shortly after it came out on dvd. I was so disapointed! It's cute enough--at first--but after awhile it's just tiring and uncomfortably silly. While the nice conservation message of people overfishing and the penguins feeling the strain, how one outcasted penguin does something about it by tapdancing doesn't really make any sense whatsoever. It falls flat, especially after most of the movie has already been singing and singing and more singing, and Mumble heartlessly rejects the only friend from his kind that he had.

Fairy Tale: A True Story

This was SUCH a beautiful movie! I can't quite find the words to describe it, but it was sweet and simply told; with a strong message of faith in the things that others can't see. I really recommend this movie as one you just have to see at some point in your life.

Firewall
Firewall(2006)

Not bad, but afterwards kind of felt like it fell flat. I wouldnt watch it again.

Spartacus
Spartacus(1960)
½

Considering how old this was, this was really good! I skipped over the interlude, as it was already a long enough movie. The political points were sometimes hard to follow just because they were SO BORING, but the rest of it was very well done. The ending is sad; it definitely disapointed me. But as for one of the oldie classics, I'm glad I watched this.

Inside Man
Inside Man(2006)
½

Wow! this was awesome! As soon as it was over I wanted to see it again. It's such an intriguing movie because it keeps you guessing as to what is going on until the very end. Very cool and with Clive Owen as lead, how much better can it get? I'm still not quite sure exactly why Jodie Foster's character was there, though.

The Rainmaker

Wow. This was awesome. The book was even better (of course!) and I would LOVE to see this again, better than the half-watching, half-playing-cards that I did before. Matt Damon is PERFECT as his role, and I mean perfect. I thought Claire Danes was perfect as Kelly, but after reading the book I think she should have looked a bit more like Grisham described. Oh well, minor details for an amazingly well conceived book turned very impressing movie!

Elektra
Elektra(2005)

I liked this better than Daredevil, mostly because of the scenery. It's always nicer to watch a movie set in forest than it is to watch one in the city.

That said, though, this was still a nice movie. I thought the concepts they brought to the movie, while some were a bit of a stretch (like that kissing diseased woman...) were all in all pretty cool.

And in the end, this is still what it is--a superhero movie. There wasn't anything majorly amazing to this, but it was nicely done, well handled, and in a "fun" movie like this, sometimes those are the most challenging aspects to include in a movie.

xXx: State of the Union

This was horrible! I love action movies, but this is just a disgrace. It comes across as arrogant, rude, stupid and contrived, with the idea that everyone is racist (such as the waiters all being black... and calling the one guy "college boy" all the time.)
This is what I call a yank movie--don't get me wrong, I am not at all predjudiced towards Americans, in fact I married one!--but the pigheaded attitude of the USA is the best country in the world, and the all important issue of the right to bear arms and crap like that. If you like fast cars, bad hip hop music, things exploding constanly and incoherantly, and a "bad ass" *ahem* "hero" (and I choke on that word), this is SO the movie for you. Otherwise, if you're like me, valuing yourself as a mostly intelligent person, you're going to role your eyes all through this load of crap.

Underworld
Underworld(2003)

I've never been a werewolf/vampire fan, but I thought this one was going to be different. Wow. This was awful.
I didn't like how on my negative perception of this, everybody kept saying "well... I guess you need to watch the second one to understand it."
UNDERSTANDING it isn't the point, and even if it was, watching the second (which came out AFTER THE FIRST) shouldn't be a prerequisite to enjoying the movie.
Anyway, this sucked because it's shot ALL in black and blue. No exceptions.
Then the creatures take differing amounts of time to die. Some die instantly, as soon as they are shot with a racial-poison bullet (silver for "lycans"--ooooh, fancy stupid name for werewolves, GIVE ME A BREAK!!--and something or other with light in them for the vampires,) and some take ages. And ages. And ages.
And that stupid Viktor! Was I the ONLY ONE who could tell ahead of time he was evil?
Then that headslicing thing? not only was the entirety of this stupid movie gory and... honestly it was quite pointless.. but that ending was beyond sense.
I guess the reason I dislike vampire and werewolf movies is because they all suck in the same way!

The Hunt for Red October
½

VERY boring. At first it was intriguing, but this is really complicated, and you have to know a LOT about Russia, the Cold War, and submarines to get what is going on. Seeing how my husband could teach a class on this stuff (his father was a Marine and he's American), I only understood this because of him. Not that great, but not BAD... if you can understand what is going on. I didn't get why the one guy was SO convinced Sean Connery was defecting, but okay, whatever. One part that really made me go "awww..." was when Sam Neils' character asks Sean Connery's if it's true they can drive state to state without any papers. That was sad.

Charlotte's Web
½

Never liked the book.... Wilbur is so whiney, and what made him worth keeping other than Charlotte was a sweetheart? The one funny part--that song the rat sings at the fair.

Dungeons & Dragons

This was okay. I found that some of the cast was kind of annoying, and the empress is very unconvincing in her role in particular. It was distracting. The very end is confusing, and there isn't really anyting captivating about this, but it's not a bad movie.

Any D&D fan will be horrified to watch this, but anyone who is crazy for dragons might just love this for the dragon scenes alone.

The Fox and the Hound
½

This was never one of my favorite movies as a little girl, but I like it more now than back then. This is a sweet story, but parts of it still really bug me--the voice of the old woman, how despicable the hunter is, and how Copper's loyalties turned around completely in a matter of moments... but the story is overall a nice one, with a happy ending.I hate it when the mother of animals get killed, though. Even now I hate watching Todd's mom die.

Old Yeller
Old Yeller(1957)

I hate this. Why would you make a movie about a dog being killed because it contracted rabies saving it's owners? It's such a stupid concept--and I cannot understand how people recommend this as a family movie! It's DEPRESSING!

Hidalgo
Hidalgo(2004)

This was okay. Hidalgo, of course, is the best feaature of the movie, but I can't recall that this was really that good. There isn't anything in particular bad about it, it's just not good... Leaves something to be desired when it's over. Nice rental though, if that's your thing.

Cinderella
Cinderella(1950)

This is THE MOST boring Disney movie I have ever seen--after Pinochio, of course. The majority of the movie is about the mice. It should have been called "Cinderella's Mice."

V for Vendetta
½

Okay, I'm going to go against the majority here and say I just didn't care for this movie.
Not to say it's a BAD movie, but from the beginning, I found this movies entire outlook to be preachy, preachy, preachy, which rubs me ALLLLLL the wrong way.
V, at first, made my head spin with his EXTREMELY longwinded speech to Evie when he rescues her, and there were parts that I found the audio could have been improved so that you didn't have to strain to hear what they were saying. And yes, the volume was cranked.
Natalie Portman, as much as I LOVE her, and she is an amazing actress, felt really strange to me in this role, like she didn't belong. And I'm not talking about her faking the accent. I thought her accent was fine. Okay? FINE. Yes she's not british, but at least she TRIED to fake it.
I dunno, this just rubs me the wrong way. I've read Brave New World which is slightly different but same "perfect society" concept. I didn't get this movie, I was bored and unimpressed, and the roses has been done before, and didn't anyone else notice that V's V is a lot like Zorro's Z?
Oh well. Some movies just aren't my thing.

I, Robot
I, Robot(2004)
½

This was awesome! Did anyone else notice Alan Tudyk (Wash from Firefly and Serenity) played Sonny's voice? I didn't notice it til I saw the credits and rewatched a few scenes.

This was a very cool movie. I mean, the whole concept has been done a few dozen times now? But this is a great portrayal, and I literally got shivers when I realized who was behind the "revolution". It was creepy, but very cool, and the special effects were well done. Will Smith is a great actor, and Bridget Moyhahan was excellently cast. I was very surprised at this movie and I recommend it.

Into the Blue

I really, really, REALLY enjoyed this. It's just my kind of movie. And please, shut up already about "Jessica Alba in a bikini, how can you not like that?"

I don't know if anyone else noticed, but Scott Caan (Bryce) was AWESOME! He really was into his role, and I think he was perfect.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
½

You all will hate me for my rating of this disaster of a movie. See if I care; I hated this movie. Jack doesn't have the same charisma as the first, the jokes are worn out ("why is the rum always gone?" "Then use the rum." *silence* "Aye. The rum..." I mean, come on, I GOT IT ALREADY) and the whole movie is riddled with disgusting scenes better suited to a movie with a higher rating than PG-13. We're talking R here, people. There are some delighting, hilarious scenes with the natives and the Black Pearl's crew in the cages, but after that it quickly spirals downhill into increasingly grotesque confusion that did little more than irritate and disapoint me. I'm certain to get hate mail on this review, but only the most blindly dedicated and devoted of fans to what was an AMAZING, class-of-it's-own first movie will gush "BETTER THAN THE FIRST." I want never again to suffer through this abomination.

The Day After Tomorrow
½

I enjoyed this. It's kind of silly, but also something to think about. The wolf scene was invariably stupid (I think everybody agrees on that) but the movie itself wasn't bad. I like it, and I'd watch it again.

The Cider House Rules

This was stupid. I hated this immensely.

The Client
The Client(1994)

This was based on one of my favorite books that I read after seeing this on tv. This was an AWESOME movie, and I remember that it stuck with me for a long time. I've read the condensed version of this 2 or 3 times, and the actual whole book at least once, and I think maybe I started on it again. Mark is an amazing, exceptional character, and although Susan Sarandon feels strange after reading about her in the book, I still love this movie.

Helen of Troy

I saw parts of this and I was blown away. Sienna Guillory has to be the most beautiful, perfect woman to play Helen, it was like I hand chose her myself. I didn't see all of this, but what I recall was simply amazing.

Hoodwinked
Hoodwinked(2005)

This was brilliant! Fun and entertaining, the twists were very clever and great storyline. This is HILARIOUS! The voice casting is perfect--especially Twitchy--LOL!--who is voiced by Cory Edwards; one of the directors. Most of the songs were written by the directors, too, showing that they have talent in songwriting as well as directing. Don't let this fool you, as the saying goes, don't judge a book by it's cover, well, don't judge a movie by it's synopsis (or more accurately, it's negative flixster comments!). There is way more to this movie than meets the eye. This is a GREAT watch! The more I watch it, the funnier it becomes, and there are so many funny one liners I can't keep track of them.

And for all you pixar snobs out there, I thought the animation was perfect the way it was.

Homeward Bound II - Lost in San Francisco

This was just a mediocre sequel. It was cute and it was fun, but it lacked the incredible heart and soul of the original.

Oliver & Company

I HATE THIS! It's so annoying and... unfunny. What a flop! argh!

Lady and the Tramp

I barely remember this one, but it was good.

Pinocchio
Pinocchio(1940)

This is so unbelieveably boring. I hate it.

Return to Oz
Return to Oz(1985)
½

I LOVE THIS! this was terrifying (in a great way) when I was young and first saw this. Talk about a creepy sequel, but it was, in my opinion, even better than the first. I always loved L. Frank Baum and I read a lot of his Oz books. I'd still watch this today, and I'd enjoy it just as much.

Wedding Crashers

This was trashy at first, but very fun and VERY funny. Towards the end it becomes sidetracked and miserable, and watching Owen Wilson make a complete jerk of himself is uncomfortable (to say the least) to watch. Will Ferrell, as always, continues to convince me he is incapable of playing anything other than an idiot and a jerk, and leads me to doubt that he's even acting.

Isla Fisher is SUCH a scene stealer, she is AMAZING! lol!

Everyone plays their roles excellently, all in all. And you thought YOUR family was strange!

All in all this is a great, funny movie, with a cheesy but cute ending, and if you take it at face value, it's a fun, hilarious ride.

Daredevil
Daredevil(2003)
½

This was surprisingly good! The concept of Daredevil didn't originally catch my interest, but a few days ago I just felt like watching it. I got a kick out of the first scene with Bullseye, and the "I'm Irish" rap music in the pub. That was clever, because Colin Farrell IS Irish, and I love it when director's/writers/whoever add that little extra touch, rather than a popular rap song for the OST. (The OST as a whole was good, as much as I don't like Evanescence.) Seeing Farrell all tricked out for his role was wicked, too.

I thought the fighting scene when Daredevil asks Elektra for her name was more than just a bit stupid, but it set up the outset of their relationship well.

I noticed a few holes in this movie... I can't remember the first, but the second was that in the shower, he has TONS of scars on his back. When he's in bed with Elektra, the scars mysteriously have faded down to one or two scratches. Why aren't movie makers more careful about that kind of slip up? Don't they HAVE people paid to make sure stuff like that doesn't sneak in?

Anyway, on a whole this was pretty good. I thought Ben Affleck was pretty decent in this role; his part seemed to come naturally. I also love how he can "see" in the rain. That was a sweet touch, and something that deserves to be remembered.

X2: X-Men United

So far I have yet to see the first and last, but I was really impressed with this movie. I like how all the characters are individuals from the outset, rather that clones with different powers grouping around one main figure. I thought the movie itself was pretty good, even though I was lost until I learned who everyone was. Nightcrawler and Rogue were my favorites from this. Nightcrawler was so sweet, and I love the camaraderie between Storm and him. Lots of action which always makes me happy, but still carries a plotline which doesn't put you to sleep. Great movie, and I wish I'd seen it sooner.

Multiplicity
Multiplicity(1996)

Lol, this was cute. The last clone was funny, with his thing about pizza.

Mad Love
Mad Love(1995)
½

This was soooo dumb! I didn't even finish it! Drew Barrymore grinds on my nerves to begin with, but her character is a real bimbo and selfish to boot.

An American Tail

I LOVE this story and movie! Some parts of it were upsetting to me as a little girl, but I still love this even now. I wish we had it on video. Beautiful movie and who can't help but appreciate how Fievel and Tanya really love each other.

Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor(2001)

Way, way, WAY too americanized, and the speech that Kate Beckinsale's character gives at the end nearly ruins the entire movie, but this has lots of explosions, gunfire, and a love story that I enjoyed.

Bad Boys II
Bad Boys II(2003)
½

This was pretty good... Some parts were gory, some were hiliarious, but all in all not bad.

Barbie as Rapunzel

Considering I HATE Barbie, my little sister loves her, and so we ended up getting all the Barbie movies. I've actually seen this several times in pieces and I have to say it's not at all what I was expecting. I think it's a sweet little girls movie and beyond that, it has the normal "believe in yourself" and "good will conquer evil" morals. This is still a REALLY sweet movie. I was totally surprised at how nicely done this was.

Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children

I saw the First Final Fantasy and was BORED, but this was REALLY good! And I'm a tried, tested and true non-anime fan!

The CGI truly are the best I've ever seen in my life (so far) and there is so many creative things that they did with this movie JUST alone in the graphics.

The fight scenes remind me of The Matrix, and drag on and on just like The Matrix. I love fight scenes, but most of this movie IS fighting and even I got a bit tired of that.

I guess, too, you have to understand the game a bit to REALLY get what is going on. Especially when all of the game characters just appear to fight those flying magic monsters. Or what exactly happened in the end with Elena and whoever the guy was that Reno was trying to rescue (made NO sense at all), or what the deal was with Aerith.

If it hadn't been for my husband explaining this to me, I would have been lost. This has some AMAZING AMAZING AMAZING graphics, but the story simply wasn't well planned.

Gorillas in the Mist: The Story of Dian Fossey

Very touching movie... Def. a classic. I wish I had seen this sooner! Sigourney Weaver really did a good job as Dian Fossey, and I love the way the tragic aspects of this was handled. (Even if they DID change the details of her murder to be more palatable to the viewer.) It makes such a horrible thing a lot easier to watch and to reflect on. Excellent movie.

The Horse Whisperer

This sucked! I understand that the book is almost always better, but they totally destroyed this movie! The book at least had some purpose! Would someone explain what the point of this movie was? It ended in such a flat, frigid way I was shocked to see the credits come up. Beyond the utterly disapointing ending, I found this to be all in all boring and... well, boring! I didn't find Kristin Scott Thomas to be a very good Annie, and whoever cast that snot Scarlett Johansen as Grace needs to have a wake up call. This could have been SO beautiful and moving. It didn't do anything--anything positive--for me.

Robots
Robots(2005)

This wasn't nearly as funny as I was expecting--but what an allstar cast! I didn't recognize half of the voices in this! Robin Williams of course, makes this movie. I didn't honestly care for this too much otherwise. It's kind of mediocre and feels as though I've seen this a few times before. The world of the Robots, though, recieves points for it's creativity--the opening part about the baby got me! Characters like Madam Gasket and Aunt Fanny are a bit typical and redundant, though, and there are a few things that seemed a bit too grown up for kids to watch. It's a good enough movie, but nothing new or awesome.

Danny the Dog

This was okay. I thought it would be different, so I was both pleased and disapointed with this. Not a bad watch, just not great.

Home Alone
Home Alone(1990)

I LOVED this when I was little. This must be a classic by now!

Man of the House
½

This is cute. It's not inspiring or exactly amazing, but it's a cute, fun movie with enough laughs and goofiness to keep me happy. What it lacks in the brains department it makes up for in sweetness and terrific acting. Nice movie, I'd watch it again. Bonus points for having Vanessa Ferlito in it! (Was in the third season of 24!)

A History of Violence

I didn't exactly watch this... My husband had it playing in the living room while I worked at a 750 piece jigsaw puzzle (my obsession at the moment) in the kitchen... So I heard a good portion of this movie, and when I wanted to know what was happening, I'd call "what's going on?" and he'd fill me in.
This movie is best known for the 3 S's: Sex, Swearing and Shooting--in particular headshots. If you want to watch something that has blood spattering everywhere, and doesn't skimp on the realistic gore, this is for you.

But there sure isn't much else to this movie. I didn't even watch it and I was bored.

Spirited Away
½

What was the big deal?! This was so long and slow and random... many parts of it were just tossed out there without any explanation! I'm not an anime fan by any means, but regardless, I thought this was just an okay movie. It's got some really cool and original ideas, but that isn't enough to make this movie for me. Not only that but this was LONG! I was happy to see the voice of Megara from Hercules as Linn, though. Happy ending, sweet emotions, so this wasn't a total waste of time... but I still don't get the big hype over it.

Gremlins
Gremlins(1984)

Wow this sucked. It was so dumb (family saying they are poor but shelling out $200 on a Gremlin and not even flinching) and stupid (if someone says don't feed it after midnight no matter what happens, on pain of death, you make sure you pass the info on!!!), but at least the acting is good. It's pretty boring, though, in all honesty. I've always wanted to see this, because I thought I had seen parts of this (turns out it was Gremlins 2 and that one doesn't suck!). Oh well...

Thumbelina
Thumbelina(1994)

Grrrrrr! One of the more irritating fairy tales. This didn't have to be so skin crawlingingly annoying, either! Oh well. I didn't like Anastasia or All Dogs Go to Heaven, which was by the same director.

The Ten Commandments
½

Really good movie! This is what you call an epic and a masterpiece. Ahead of it's time, and well done all around.

The Breakfast Club
½

Wow. I was recommended to watch this by a co-worker and I was totally blown away at how incredbile this movie is. I got to see the censored, made-for-tv version, for which I was thankful. I don't think it needed the smoking up scene, or all the language that they put in this, but having seen the censored version, I really enjoyed this. I hadn't expected anything with such a range of talent, story and soul. Although this is from the 80's, a movie like this is timeless. If you haven't seen this, you absolutely must. This movie is amazing.

The Lion King

I didn't love this one as much as the majority of people, but it is still a good movie. Rafiki is REALLY funny.

Beethoven
Beethoven(1992)

At what point does this become a classic? This movie is wonderful!

Tristan & Isolde

I love medieval movies and I wanted to see this really badly... The problem was that most movies I've heard are great, or I think will be great... aren't. Two that pop to mind in particular are Garden State and The Notebook--movies I had heard over and over were awesome, and that looked GREAT--and they were crap.

So this REALLY REALLY made me happy to find that it IS great! I love medieval movies, and this is going into my all time favorite movies.

The only regrettable aspect of this movie is that it's basically a rehashed take on the Arthur, Gueneviere and Lancelot story. Almost step for step, lol--although this does follow the actual legend closely!

Still... I love this, whether it's blindly or not, I do. I felt the actors were all perfect, and I had read a book about the Irish king, so I got a kick out of recognizing him in this. I thought Tristan was one of Arthur's knights, though?

Beautiful, beautiful movie! I thought it would be a lot sadder, though, lol. Yes, it was sad... but not *that* sad.

American Outlaws
½

LOL! I LOVED THIS! This was hilarious! I loved the characters and the actors pull off their roles effortlessly. I would love to own this; I've only seen it once, half way in, but it's one I'd come back to over and over again.

Homeward Bound - The Incredible Journey
½

This is such a nice movie. The voices are perfectly cast and the scenery is breathtaking. It is both sweet, funny, exciting and touching. Really, you can't get a much better family move than this.

White Oleander

It's been a while since I've seen this, and I started reading the book, but after all this time, White Oleander is a movie that I enjoyed, but don't love. It's not exactly forgettable, but it's not exactly memorable enough for me to say I love it. The acting, though, is what I would say is best about this, with every one of the actresses, doing an amazing job in their role. Parts I didn't understand, or maybe didn't make complete sense, but all in all this isn't bad.

The Other Sister

Can't say I liked this. It's a nice idea, but I just found this to be really slow and... boring. I just didn't like it, I wasn't interested or impressed, and I remember almost nothing about it. I've been told it's something you have to watch more than once to appreciate, but I don't think I ever will anyway.

Home on the Range
½

Ooooooh. This is IRRITATING! Not to mention that my little brother and sister wore this out within the first week (it played CONSTANTLY that my other sister actually hid the video)m but it stars the voice of ROSEANNE. What were they THINKING!? I mean, it's funny and it's a sweet enough story, and the parts in the mine are really, really funny, but over all this is just an okay movie that I was only too happy to forget about.

The Lion King II: Simba's Pride
½

I found the daughter was annoying, and this was just a little bit too predicatable, but it's a suitable sequel.

Smilla's Sense of Snow

What a compelling, shocking movie. This had me starved to find out the ending and I've watched it several times. The suspense kills me!

Smilla is a very real person, very believable, and I absolutely adore her.

Awesome movie. Why did I originally only give this 4 and a half stars?

The Saint
The Saint(1997)
½

Wow. This is one of those movies I didn't expect to enjoy SO MUCH. It had me talking about this for days afterwards. I only saw half of this at the time, but I've since watched the FIRST half, lol. Now I just need to see the entire thing at one go. Still, this is REALLY good, and something about this gets in my head and won't get out. Elisabeth Shue is so vulnerable and sweet as Dr. Emma Russel, you can't help but love this movie for her alone. Then Val Kilmer shows such talent as the various aliases as he goes along, it's amazing. I really need to watch this again.

Peter Pan
Peter Pan(1953)
½

This is one of my more so favorite Disney movies, which is fun, funny and upbeat. I don't like Tinkerbell, but this is still good.

Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves
½

I almost always enjoy medieval battle movies, and this captivated me. Parts are a bit of a stretch, but some ingenuity and capable actors go a long way. Duncan wins points for being so brave. Alan Rickman becomes annoying towards the middle, though.

The Nutcracker Prince

I remember I loved this when I was little, but now it's one of the kid's movies I have outgrown. Kids will love this, though.

Assault on Precinct 13

Save for my wonderful, wonderful husband, I would never have watched this! Tommy has THE BEST taste in movies, I swear. I LOVE this! The cast could not have been better chosen, and the only part where the movie messes up slightly, is towards the end when they are in the forest. There is snow on the ground, and it has been snowing and completely dark moments before--now it's not snowing, with daylight, but no one thinks to track each other in the snow? That was the only part that didn't sit right with me. I am very impressed and pleased with this movie. Yay!

Cars
Cars(2006)

My sister said this surpassed her expectations of how good it would be. I finally saw this the other night, and I think it is GREAT! I hadn't imagined Owen Wilson doing such a great voice character. I think Bonnie Hunt is a bit out of place... she could have been better cast, but all in all this was wonderful! I am such a kids movie fan, and Pixar has done it again. It reminds me heavily of Toy Story, and this is a sweet film. Families will love this, taking it's place up there with Finding Nemo (though I personally hate that one), Toy Story and A Bug's Life. Keep them coming, Pixar, keep them coming!

Planet of the Apes

I had seen the previews for this, and while the movie itself isn't too bad, the ending is infuriatingly disapointing and confusing. Aha! Tim Burton directed this! It all makes sense...

Monkeybone
Monkeybone(2001)

This looked SO funny, but wasn't quite as laugh out loud as I was hoping. It IS funny, but more so in "I can't watch him embarrass himself on camera" kind of funny, that only Brendan Fraser can bring out in people. This has some wickedly cool ways of expressing dreams, though, and the comatose carnival was pretty cool and creative. I enjoyed this, but would only watch this if it came on tv and I was channel surfing.

Man on Fire
Man on Fire(2004)
½

Wow. I'm AMAZED by this! Starting out with a very violent, brutal kidnapping, this movie doesn't shy away from increasing the gore. It shows some of the sickest ways to kill someone, but if you can sit through that (I had a very hard time), this is a GREAT watch! I hated Dakota Fanning in War of the Worlds, and I LOVED her in this! The directing is wonderful, and I loved the small things, like the way they handled the subtitles, the angles of the camera, things like that. Rahda Mitchell is such an impressive actress--faking her way through a flawless American accent when she is Australian, and getting full points for very convincing dramatic scenes. Although the brutality is distressing to me, this movie all in all was def. worth watching.

My Neighbor Totoro

I'm not an anime fan by any means--rather quite the opposite, lol, but I found this to be really sweet and fun. Instead of making my teeth grind with irritation, I enjoyed this and I would happily watch it again. This was full of wonder and magic, and the totoros are awesome.

Little Women
Little Women(1994)
½

I suppose you'd have to love the book to love the movie... I tried reading Little Women when I was much younger, but like most classics, I was bored. The movie bored me, of course, but I do feel that although *I* didn't like this, it WAS well done, with the actresses doing superb performances.

Book of Shadows - Blair Witch 2

This was SO pathetic I'm ashamed to say I even watched this. This made no sense, had no plotline, was done poorly and well... stupid, to say the least. It wasn't even entertaining. Oh my gosh, what a pitiful movie. My friend begged me to watch this with her, so, against my better judgement I agreed. COMPLETE CRAP. I can only hope that this is better than the first, coz I heard the first was REALLY REALLY bad.

Dr. Dolittle 3
½

At the department store where I work nights, they had this movie running in the electronics department for about 3 weeks straight. While I never actually saw this start to finish, I saw this over and over in so many different pieces, I think I actually have seen the entire movie at least twice now. I liked this quite a bit. While there is nothing exactly new here, it's still a nice movie, with some worth while parts, and Kyla Pratt does a very good job in her role. One HUGE thing about this movie that I ADORED is that unlike other movies with horses in it, they didn't make the horses seem like porcelain who will break. The director must have known a thing or two about horsemanship, riding, and farm life in general. I like this more than the second, but less than the first.... maybe. Very nice movie! A good family film.

City of Angels

This is a really sweet, touching movie. I don't believe in angels that bring us to heaven, but this is a very beautiful portrayal of what could happen if that were true. This is such a well done movie, even though it is bittersweet, it's one of my favorites.

Serenity
Serenity(2005)

AHHHHH! I love this! After my coworker INSISTED that River Tam is my complete twin (in mannerisms and slightly in looks, he explained) and raving about how cool the film was, I decided to see this. I've watched this twice. It's great! One thing I love so much about Firefly (I bought the episodes on dvd after I watched the movie) is how REAL the characters are. I find the tv show to be better than the movie, but Serenity explains more than a few things that the show never did. If you are a browncoat, oh, you will LOVE this! If you've never seen the show, watch it anyway. This is fun and yet serious, exciting but sobering. It's kinda sci-fi, but not so extreme as Star Wars. This is lighter and more fun. The acting is dead on, and the characters are true to themselves. Totally worth watching. I REALLY enjoyed Serenity. You've got to see this!

The Truth About Cats & Dogs

This was so cute! I hadn't expected this to be so disarmingly funny! Janeane Garofalo is absolutely wonderful in this believable movie. Nearly anyone will like this. Watch it if you can.

While You Were Sleeping

This is a cute movie. I've seen it a couple times, and while I don't remember much other than it is a really sweet, romantic movie, I remember I like it and I recommend it.

A Beautiful Mind

This was really good, but I would need to rewatch it again to fully "get" it. I found besides being confusing (although it IS meant to be that way) it was a little slow and I wasn't captivated. A definite worthy watch, even if it wasn't feeling it totally.

Monsters, Inc.

Not as good as the Toy Stories, but def. not as boring as Finding Nemo, this is a nice, well done, well thought out movies about monsters who scare kids to keep their city in power, which runs on the kids screams.
This is such a sweet movie, with charming and captivating characters, and a great plotline. There are some really hilarious parts of this movie, such as "we dig a tunnel under the city using mostly spoons"--LOL, and a bunch of others. The ending is clever and exciting, and this is a great movie all around. Kids and adults will love it.

Doom
Doom(2005)
½

Alright, I hate to admit it, but I really did like this. It's gore is through the roof (but what is to be expected when having been based on a video game of the same name?) and it has the kind of eye rolling predictability at first of a horror movie. As this heats up, though, and continues, there are plenty of twists that I completely hadn't expected. The monsters have brains, which they use! Their victims can come back from the dead and become a monster themself. What happens in the end I NEVER saw coming, and the first person shooter mode--YOU'VE GOT TO SEE IT! One of those things you either would watch JUST for it, or you find it lame, it's something you have to see just to believe. I really hate horror movies, but this, I'm happy to say, kept me watching without many complaints.

Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet(2006)

As my husband put it: "Equilibrium on steroids". This looked SO COOL from the previews, and although it essentially IS cool--futuristic twists like a paper based cell phone, projection images that move like a person, and an interesting enough plotline of a phobia set to destroy the world--this fell very flat and empty.
Plenty of gun and sword scenes, but they explode into fragmenting glass and flame so quickly that you barely have any time to see what happens. Violet just walks on through the hailstorm of bullets that whiz around her. She is, more so than other female superheros, just for sex appeal. At least they got THAT part right...
The serious scenes sound forced and wimpy, and the final scenes leave something to be explained.
This was so bad I really think it was the worst movie I have ever watched. I can't believe I paid to see this in the theater. DON'T BOTHER WITH THIS!

Shakespeare in Love

This was lovely. I like the way this was handled, and I think it is a terrific twist on Romeo and Juliet.

Jingle All the Way

This is petty... but it also shows how people are, so I guess it deserves that much. I found it kind of irritating, though.

Miss Congeniality

This is a nice, fun movie. I think the synopsis is wrong; this movie was much better than it says. Had several good laughs and Sandra Bullock plays an excellent part. I enjoyed this, and so did my family.

The Glass House

Oh boy was this bad. SO bad. I can't even begin to explain how bad this was. Just... just take my word for it. It was BAD.

It wasn't creepy, it wasn't scary, it was laughably pathetic. It is predictable in the most extreme sense of the word and I was VERY VERY bored.

The Negotiator

Wow! I really really liked this! This was good from start to finish, and the actors are prefectly cast for their roles. Great movie.

Alice in Wonderland

This is such a stupid story... even stupider in motion picture form. I'm sorry, I don't find this whimsical or anything like that. I find it stupid and annoying.

The Aristocats

A childhood favorite. This is sweet and fun and has some great songs.

The Scorpion King

Wow, I really liked this movie! I didn't expect to so much, but I found this to be the right balance of action and story. The acting is decent, and although some of it is really a stretch, I would love to see this again.

Dennis the Menace

I remember watching this when I was young. Parts of this are pretty goofy, but it's mostly just silly and fun, and it is a good family movie.

FernGully - The Last Rainforest

One of my favorites! I LOVE this movie! This leaves such a statement--even in the mind of a young child--about the rain forest, pollution, and the way animals are treated. I LOVE this so much.

Waterworld
Waterworld(1995)

I really didn't like this. Parts of it really upset me and I found the general feel of this movie to be yucky.

Kindergarten Cop

I remember I really liked this when I was little, lol.

The Punisher
The Punisher(2004)
½

This was horrible for me to watch... I kept hoping somehow his entire family would avoid being killed of completely... and his wife and son fought so hard to survive. This is a very sad and disturbing movie, which doesn't flinch when it comes to torture and "punishment." I can't say I'd watch this again, but it def. left an impact on me.

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(1973)
½

One of my more favorite children's movies. My little brother and sister wore this out, but I still love it! The tale of Robin Hood is one of my favorites and Disney did a beautiful adaptation on it.

Tarzan
Tarzan(1999)

This is a great movie! The soundtrack is better than most, and the movie itself is impressive. I haven't seen this the entire way through, but I have seen a good portion of the movie and I liked it very much.

Two Weeks Notice

I found this very boring. So boring, that I don't even remember what I found boring about it.

Beauty and the Beast

This is a lovely Disney movie. The Beast scared me a bit when I was really young, but the other characters are delightful, and Belle is intelligent and brave and all around likeable.

A Kid in King Arthur's Court
½

Even for a kids movie, this is extremely boring and contrived. I felt there was nothing here to see. I watched this as a child and I didn't like it one bit.

An American Tail - Fievel Goes West

I love this movie! Fievel is such a lovable character and his adventures are great fun.

Minority Report

This was way beyond disgusting. I actually stopped watching it because it was so disturbing. It's also stupid and pointless. Complete crap.

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins(1964)

This is a wonderful classic that both adults and children love. Julie Andrews is such a brilliant actress, and Mary Poppins is a terrific character for her. Although this is quite an old movie, it hasn't gone out of style, and has a timeless magic to it.

The Santa Clause 2
½

Nice sequel to the original.

The Santa Clause
½

Nice, fun movie. Silly, cute with a couple of good laughs. Perfect family movie.

Snow Dogs
Snow Dogs(2002)

This was pretty ridiculous, even for a child's movie. Some of it was cute, but most was just kind of silly and boring.

Hope Floats
Hope Floats(1998)

This sucks. It was SO boring and the ending is so flat. All she does is lie in bed and mope. She's mean to her daughter, she's mean to her mother, she's mean to her old flame, and we are supposed to be sympathetic towards her? It has a nice soundtrack, but that doesn't even begin to compensate for how disapointingly bad this movie is.

Garden State
Garden State(2004)

I heard so many positive things on this movie I was eager to watch it. Five minutes into the movie I was thinking "this isn't what I was expecting..." This is a flop. It's weird and not in a feel good way... Just a weird way. The characters, for the most part, are losers, featuring several extensive drug scenes, an avid porno shot, and the one guy ripping off a store for money. I was half expecting there to be an orgy at the swimming pool. Natalie Portman's character is cute, but in essence she is a bit too... well... ditzy to qualify as a free spirit in my books.
Reading the other reviews from flixster, I almost have to wonder if I watched the wrong movie, but there is no doubt in my mind: THIS SUCKS!!

Lara Croft Tomb Raider - The Cradle of Life

I enjoyed this one more than the first, and I found it was faster, more fun and more interesting.

Splash
Splash(1984)
½

This is kind of cheesy and dumb, but light and fun.

Barbie: Fairytopia
½

This is the perfect fairy tale for any little girl who is tired of feeling different. Sweet movie.

Barbie of Swan Lake

Please let us get one thing straight: I have always had a passionate hatred for Barbie the doll. As a computer animated actress, she's actually got some pleasing adventures. the one fault of this movie was that annoying woman from "Friends" as the evil guy's daughter.

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)

This was entertaining, and fun to watch. Not a favorite, but decent and enjoyable.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Great finale to the most talked about and loved movies ever.

The Indian in the Cupboard

This was silly. The books were outstabding, but this had a contrived feel to it.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

I have never been a Star Wars fan, but I appreciate how far ahead of it's time these films really were.
Leia is a snot--Lucas really didn't know how to make a cool lead female character, and I dislike her even now. For me that really brings the movie down, but 4 stars for a movie that has delighted countless people for a VERY long time.

The Return of Jafar
½

This is a nice sequel. It's not stunning or nearly as amazing as the original Aladdin (though it would be very hard to beat Aladdin!!) but it's a happy little sequel that will please children or adult fans of the movie that comes before it.

Aladdin and the King of Thieves

This Aladdin sequel was a bit boring to me. It seems wishy washy in comparison to not only the greatness of Aladdin the original, but also to other movies. This is okay, but I don't love it. It's happy to have Aladdin's father reuinited and to give some clever background on his life before becoming a street rat.

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)

Brilliant! This is one of the best kids movies of all time. The story that focuses on jealousy, forgiveness and teamwork is strong, and the voice characters bring this to life effortlessly. Great scripting, great effects, and such believable characters. Gosh, Toy Story is flawless.

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2(1999)

Even better than the original! I LOVE THIS! The TS movies have to be some of the best, most brilliantly thought up and highest quality children's movies there are to offer. Brilliant voice casts and endearing characters that are all, each and every one, individual rather than falling into a lump as "the other toys", I honestly think you can't get a much better movie--for children or not--than this.

Coal Miner's Daughter
½

This is a very good movie. Parts of it I didn't like, but this is all in all a wonderful movie.

The Quest
The Quest(1996)
½

This was forgettable, but not terribly boring, either.

Sinbad: Legend of the Seven Seas

This is different from what I was expecting. This is funny and captivating, with some really action packed, magical moments. If you haven't seen this before, you really should. You won't be disapointed.

Twister
Twister(1996)

Ugh. If this was a fast paced action movie with stunts that are SUPPOSED to be unbelievable, I might have been able to enjoy this movie. Instead I was insulted by what the director thought I would overlook. Just plain dumb.

Antz
Antz(1998)

This was an empty, boring shell of a movie. Skip this and watch A Bug's Life instead!

Seabiscuit
Seabiscuit(2003)

Boring, boring, boring, and still more boring. Hard to follow at the beginning, and WHY was that kid driving the car??
A stupid movie about the "glory" of horse racing, to get people to believe that there is "heart" behind the BUSINESS of what wins, stays, what loses, goes for meat.

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

For all the hype around it, this movie was stupid. Way too much drama, and the T-rex scenes were so forced and unbelievable, it was embarrassing. The jungle is very pretty, so at least we weren't forced to watch 100 shades of brown and grey at the background. The natives are repulsive, though, and there was more than one part of the movie that upset me--the native, the insect valley, the T-rex getting it's jaw ripped apart... I have a strong stomach, but many aspects of this didn't sit right with me.
The ending is sad, but it's also too empty to make it seem like the 3 hour journey was worth it.

Madagascar
Madagascar(2005)

This. Sucked.

An amazing amount. I understand that this is for children--but I LIKE kids movies, and I DID NOT like this.

With the exceptions of the penguins and the Lemur King, this movie is a dud. Boring, heartless, and pretty darn STUPID at times (a lion starving because he can't be vegetarian...), I was extremely bored.

Not as bad as Finding Nemo, mind you...

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

I HATE this movie. Ellen DeGeneres voice grates on my nerves at every second that Dory speaks, and I almost fell asleep in the theater while watching this--a first for me! Sadly, the best part of this movie was the seagulls all going "Mine?"
Very disapointed in this movie. Boring, boring, boring, and the funny parts we saw on commericials somehow fall short of the expected humor when actually on the screen.

Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky(2001)

This was so stupid. Pointless is the best way to describe this movie. It makes very little sense until the end, and even then it still made only a little sense. I felt pretty ripped off after watching this. Don't bother.

My Best Friend's Wedding

This is a disgusting, rude and pitiful attempt to make you sympathize with Julia Roberts unforgiveably selfish character. I can't see how this nasty, horrid little movie got so many positive reviews. Small things amuse small minds I suppose.

Serial Mom
Serial Mom(1994)

Absolutely awful. You expect that maybe somehow the mom really is innocent... but to find out she has butchered people for no real reason, and she is the star of the movie... This is disgusting and sadistic, as well as pathetic and just plain insulting tho humans intelligence on a whole.

Monster's Ball

One of the worst, most stupid, ugly, hideous and pointless movies I have ever attempted to watch. This is so bad I can't even explain it.

The Smokers
The Smokers(2001)

This was so bad I couldn't even watch the entire thing. Sick, sick, sick, and stupid. Yuck.

Ice Age
Ice Age(2002)
½

LOL! I love this movie! The characters make a great team, providing both the dumb humor, the dry humor, and the dignified humor. A truly happy ending, this is such a sweet, fun movie, with Scrat providing priceless cameos throughout.

101 Dalmatians

I still love watching this movie. This is so sweet and heartwarming. The puppies are adorable and the parent dogs are courageous and smart. Very very nice. I like this alot.

Cinderella II: Dreams Come True
½

I REALLY dislike the original Cinderella, making her out to be so dumb and hapless, but this is cute and fun, with original stories that are actually based on the mice and their adventures with "Cinderelly". If you didn't like the original Cinderella, you might just like this one.

Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron
½

I usually dislike horse movies because of how they make the horses so prissy and helpless, but Spirit is actually constructed with thought and a well done portrayal of horses as they are. Spirit is wild, intelligent, and brave, and this movie both surprised and delighted me.

Serendipity
Serendipity(2001)
½

This is a sweet, romantic movie, with one big flaw--the characters are all happy until they begin to doubt that maybe they should be with the stranger they met years previous. Doesn't do a whole lot of the moral of the movie, but if you can get past that and just take it for face value, this is a nice movie with some really sweet, clever concepts and lovely acting.

Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow(1996)
½

I REALLY enjoyed this! The trailer didn't look so interesting, but I liked this more than I thought I would. You have to see this.

Ghost
Ghost(1990)

This was SO SAD and SO GOOD. I don't believe in life after death at all, but this is a very very cool theory on what happens when you die. Suspenseful, funny, touching, bittersweet and memorable, this is a VERY good movie.

Open Range
Open Range(2003)

This is rated R?! What for? A few guns going off?!
This is an excellent movie; one that sticks with you for a long, long time afterward. I don't remember much about it now, but I remember I thoroughly enjoyed this.

The Italian Job

This was a brilliantly thought out, excellent movie. Fun and never slow or boring. Awesome! A must see!

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

One of the best movies ever. All star cast, amazing acting, thrills and exciting escapades, and Johnny Depp's Jack Sparrow. You can't get any better than this!

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

What a great motion picture version of C.S. Lewis' wonderful book. I was very impressed at how well this followed the book, and at the range of the actors. The battle scenes are amazing, without being gory for younger children, but still being quite scary; the stone table scene gives me chills. This is a beautifully well done movie and I am delighted by it.

Phenomenon
Phenomenon(1996)

Wow. Wow. Wow.
This has to be one of the best movies that I don't hear too much about. Def. worth watching, and something that sticks with you and you think about for a long time afterward. If you haven't seen this before, you HAVE to.

The Princess Bride

Great, whimsical movie and a sweet love tale. Wonderful for all ages. This is a classic and a masterpiece.

Batman Begins

My husband wanted to go see this, and I was apathetic... I ended up liking this more than he did!
Awesome story idea, great acting, cool visual effects with plenty of action--what more can one want?

Say It Isn't So

I LOVE this! It is so silly and so outrageous, and such a gross movie that I didn't think I would fall hopelessly in love with it! I don't like crude movies with lots of swearing, but this one is so funny, I just can't help it. LOL, awesome film!

Pocahontas
Pocahontas(1995)

One of the best Disney movies!

The Road to El Dorado

I love this! This was so unexpectedly funny! I didn't think this would be such a hit with me, but I love this. The evil guy is both sick and terrifying, and the main characters are a slick, efficient and hilarious team. The horse rocks, too!

Mulan
Mulan(1998)

This is a REALLY good Disney movie. Moving beyond the idiotic damsel in distress of most female characters, Mulan is a great heroine, and her, Mushu, and her "cow" make a perfect team.

Hercules
Hercules(1997)

This was great fun! Love the muses, too. This is one of Disney's best, with great action, great music, and although Megara is a bit annoying, you can see where she is coming from and she proves herself in the end.

Chicken Run
Chicken Run(2000)

This was such a fun movie! Original, clever, and with great voices, I love watching this.

Aladdin
Aladdin(1992)

This is my all time favorite Disney movie. I love the setting, the character, the voices, the songs.

First Knight
First Knight(1995)

My all time favorite movie ever!

Where to even START?! This is a beautiful film, from top to bottom. While I admit that Richard Gere is a bit out of place in this, he doesn't do a bad job, either. Julia Ormond is the perfect, perfect, perfect Guinevere, and I love her performance, especially the parts where she is wrestling between her love for Arthur, and her feelings for Lancelot. It is exciting and clever, with action scenes that are not gory or distressing to see. I watch this any time I am feeling a bit down, and I must have watched this 2 dozen times by now. I LOVE IT.

The Rock
The Rock(1996)

I LOVE THIS MOVIE! One of my all time favorites, this is a thriller that still makes me squirm. Nicholas Cage and Sean Connery are completely awesome together, and I love their contrasting characters. Ed Harris is very well done, too. This goes from chilling to horrifying as the race is on to stop San Fransisco from being hit with nerve gas. Gruesome, but in a way that needs to be done. I love this, and I have watched it countless times, each time caught up as though it was the first.

A Walk to Remember

This is one of the very few movies which is better than the book. More heart, more story and not quite as tearjerking as the book, this movie will most likely have you crying if you are a girl.
It offers something different as far as teen movies, go, too, without the vulgar crudeness of most.
One of the sweetest love stories ever put to film. Watch this, but aethiests beware.

Flightplan
Flightplan(2005)

This looked awesome on the previews... and was miserably disapointing.
There was no real suspense, and the action scenes weren't captivating.

Jaws
Jaws(1975)
½

This. Sucked. It wasn't scary, it wasn't believable, it was just pathetic crap that I was laughing at. Ridiculous and small brained. Ugh.

The Bourne Supremacy

This sucked. Totally stupid and boring. I LOVED the first one... but this was just blah.

Spider-Man
Spider-Man(2002)

Surprisingly I wasn't that impressed with this one. I LIKE it, but I don't love it. This is a nice watch, I wouldn't object to watching it again. It was fun and entertaining, but one of those movies I enjoy a lot more while watching it than afterwards.

The Matrix
The Matrix(1999)
½

I would need to watch this a few times more to fully understand this movie, but I really did enjoy it despite that. Good acting, and a fun but semi-serious plot.

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider
½

I liked the second one better, but this was still very slick and action packed. Angelina Jolie is a perfect Lara Croft.

Reign of Fire
½

This was just okay. I wanted to see it when it came out, but now I'm happy we bought it cheap at the pawn shop. Not bad, not great, this is a nice movie to watch on an evening with popcorn and friends.

The Mask
The Mask(1994)

Not my kind of humor, but this is still entertaining.

Dr. Dolittle
Dr. Dolittle(1998)

This is a nice movie, and I love the animal characters. They have some of the best voices cast, and the animals are very funny. This is a good movie, not bad to watch with the family, with a lot of laughs. This is one I could come back to again, but not a favorite.

Equilibrium
Equilibrium(2002)

Boring. Boring. Very boring. At least it had a storyline to it, though.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

This was my personal favorite of the LOTR movies. They introduced my favorite character, Eowyn, and the non stop action begins when Sauron sends his arny to attack the Rohan kingdom. I really, really liked this one and the battle keeps me speechless each time I watch it.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

This is a great start to the trilogy, with anitics from Pippin and Merry that made me laugh. Frodo and Sam are so noble, and Aragorn is kind of scary but goodhearted, and who can't love Gandalf?

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Peter Jackson wasn't quite on the money with this one... For one thing, it was depressing watching this. It seemed so hopeless and bleak, and then the slow motion at the end was really starting to drag things out. Eowyn against the Witch King was out of this world, though; she was always my favorite but she really blew me away with that one.
The action scenes in this, though, are bonejarring, and watching this at the theater almost gave me a feeling of being swept along with the ranks, and that was a pretty cool feeling.
This is a good, solid movie--it's just too bad for it's few, but glaring, flaws.

The Legend of Zorro

This was fun! I enjoyed this more than I thought I would. I haven't seen the original Zorro, but my husband said this was better in his opinion. It's a fun ride with some close call moments. Credit should go to that horse for being so smart!

The Sound of Music

This is a classic. Whether you hate it or not, this is a classic. It is a beautiful, musical masterpiece that I have watched almost yearly since I was little.

The Postman Always Rings Twice

Wow... I stayed up past 3 am watching this, even though I had to be up the next morning. This was SUCH a powerful movie. Lana Turner is lovely in her role and John Garfield is perfect as well. I REALLY liked everything about this old black and white film.

Babe
Babe(1995)
½

AWWWW! Parts of this are almost too sad for children--the land where all good pigs go, the death of one of the ewes, and Babe's own suggested fate--but this is a nice movie. The animals are real captivating, and who can't help but love that duck! All in all, this is heartwarming, but quite possibly too sad for little children.

Bedazzled
Bedazzled(2000)
½

This was so over the top and outrageously ridiculous, it works! Funny, funny, funny, even if filled with embarrassing scenes, this was great!

Romeo + Juliet

This is an ugly, modernized version of a tale that I was never impressed with. Introduce fast paced, dizzying chaos with old english, and unless you know the plotline, you are lost. Even I was and I know the story!

Fly Away Home
½

I hated this. It was such an overkill of cheesy attempts at heartwarming, make-you-go-awww scenes that I found to be pathetic. I found Anna Paquin irritating as nails on a chalkboard, and while the geese ARE cute, this entire movie feels so contrived and gushy it made my teeth grind.

The Iron Giant

Aww, this was so sweet. It has been a long time since I watched this, but I remember I loved this.

Titanic
Titanic(1997)

This was good. It isn't a favorite of mine, and it's just a bit too dramatic, but it's a well done movie, provided you're not barfing at the notion of a romantic movie. I thought this was sweet, and if you take this at face value, it is.

Enemy of the State

Wow. This kept me guessing what would happen next. Great movie and I felt it really worked.

The Lost World - Jurassic Park

I can't remember the difference between the third and ther second, but they were both pretty much the same quality.

Jurassic Park III

This was cool! Kind of dumb at times... but still good. (:

Runaway Bride
½

Way better than Autumn in New York, this is still a silly chick flick with some cute moments, but ultimately, how entertaining can a movie be when the female lead is stupid enough to continually flee at her many attempted weddings?

Autumn in New York

This was SO BORING I cannot begin to explain it. While I liked the free spirited character that Winona Ryder plays, this is just kind of a... dull movie without much to it. Not even really a tearjerker, but more so a let down, without anything I remember in particular, I don't recommend this at all.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

I found this very boring and forgettable. Actually, it is memorable just for how disapointed I felt after watching this. This has nothing to do with Final Fantasy! Where does the title come from?!

North
North(1994)

This is so silly and goofy, and the humor really worked. Some of the families that North finds himself with... lol... This is in the end a sweet movie with a lighthearted feel to it, with a happy ending that takes us on a fun ride to get to.

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump(1994)
½

I didn't get what all the hype about this was for. It was an okay movie about an era that to me, is depressing. Big deal.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

LOL! This was HILARIOUS! I havne't seen this for almost 10 years, but I remember that I loved this. It is a spoof, of course, and very tongue in cheek, with ridiculous gags like block "Hollywood" words announcing where they are when they get back, and Robin Hood's castle being reposessed. I would love to see this one again.

The Little Mermaid 2: Return to the Sea

I didn't like The Little Mermaid so much, but this one is sweet and although a bit contrived (Ursula's sister is the evil character, how convenient) I still liked this quite a bit.

Atlantis - The Lost Empire
½

This was surprisingly good! The characters aren't as personal as some characters tend to be, with the exception of Miles (played by Michael J. Fox, who did an EXCELLENT job!), but this is a fun movie with some great aspects. Nicely moving storyline, and I enjoyed this.

Bruce Almighty
½

This wasn't as funny as I was hoping. Not completely bad, but it's not a movie I'd want to watch again.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Funny, but too crude and tasteless for me. Relies too heavily on gags, and I'm not into that.

Sky High
Sky High(2005)
½

Aww, this was a cute family film. I liked this more than I thought I would! I expected this to be really lame--and while some people would say it is, it's a kid friendly, cute movie. What would you expect?
The plotline is rather predictable at times--again, a kids movie!--but it's also got enough surprises and laugh out loud moments in it, with an "everybody is happy in the end" ending. Def. a fun rental movie.

Domino
Domino(2005)
½

This is hard core. Swearing, blood, violence, and more swearing, this could have been a lot better without the distracting violence. It seems to be shot in only two colors--yellowy-gold and black. Keira does a surprisingly good performance for the different kind of role that she has been in, and the ending is the flims very best part. I even cried! It seems almost out of character for this movie to have a heart in the end, but it does, and it pulls it off, albeit unexpectedly.
Def. too much gore and too hard for me, this isn't all that bad.

The Princess Diaries

This is a nice girly movie about the awkwardness of teenagers and so on. Nothing majorly new here or groundbreakingly impressive, but still a decent movie and I liked it. There is something endearing about Anne Hathaway.

Back to the Future Part III
½

The final Back to the Future... This was cool!

Back to the Future Part II
½

My favorite of the Back to the Future Trilogy... Another all around awesome movie. I should really rewatch these sometime!

Back to the Future

What a great movie! This is one of those classics that I'll never tire of--great acting, great plotline, amazing concept, and I like the way it ends, leading into the second one. This is all around a GREAT movie!

The Sentinel
The Sentinel(2006)

I thought this would be a lot better than it was. It wasn't a bad movie, but it just wasn't what I was expecting and I felt the cat and mouse aspect fell very short of what the previews suggested. It has some good points, and is definitely not a bad movie, with good directing and well done performances. But... watch Enemy of the State instead if you want a really clever, exciting movie.

The Brothers Grimm
½

Not as good as I thought the first time around. The more I watch this the less I like it. It is still a good movie, with a well thought story, and some great acting, but something about it leaves me feeling like it's missing something.

The Incredibles
½

I loved this! What a great, fun movie!

Ocean's Eleven

This was a fun movie. I def. enjoyed it and recommend it.

Braveheart
Braveheart(1995)

This is in a class of it's own. After rewatching it, I find the opening scenes are a bit too dramatic, and yet I never noticed that the first time watching it. Mel Gibson plays the most charismatic warrior I've ever seen, and his passion both for his beliefs and his lost love are entirely brought to life.

The Longest Yard
½

Crude, predictable, a few laughs that aren't original; I hate Adam Sandler.

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)

Even better than the original! What a perfectly thought out parody conglamorate of fairy tales. This is non stop fun and one of the few movies I'll never tire of watching again and again (quite literally, too, after my little brother and sister are through with it!)

Dragonheart
Dragonheart(1996)
½

I have always wanted to see this, and finally did. Not quite as spectacular as I was expecting, but def. able stand up by itself. The cast is perfect, and the dragon is beautifully voiced by Sean Connery. Slightly unexplained at times (like why the Prince wanted Karra as his bride) but funny and in the end very touching. This is a wonderful movie for a family to watch together, and reguardless of how anyone rates this, I believe it to be a classic.

Fantastic Four

A bit slow and kind of predictable, def. not anything NEW to this movie. Not bad, though. Clever ending to the bad guy! I didn't care for Jessica Alba in this, either, and I found all of the characters are kind of predictable. Worth a watch if you see it on tv, but not a favorite or a must-see.

Stealth
Stealth(2005)

Friggin' awesome! This is one of the best movies I have ever seen, and I'm not joking. I was on the edge of my seat the entire time. The cast is awesome, the twists and events are awesome, and I haven't been so blown away by a movie in a VERY long time. I wish I had seen this in theaters instead of some of the movies I did last year.

Tremors
Tremors(1990)

AWESOME MOVIE! Not a horror as it is depicted, although there is just enough gore to keep horror fans interested. Anyone who hasn't seen this movie yet ABSOLUTELY has to, whether you love it or hate it. A must see, and my most favorite movie of ALL TIME, second only to First Knight.

Tremors 3 - Back to Perfection

Who DOESN'T love Burt Gummer?! The graboids take another turn... Beware, this is goofy in the sense that it's no longer about the horrific deaths like in the original Tremors--this is more funny and light, easy to watch. The major flaw of this Tremors installment is how dry the tentacles look compared to the slimey, saliva-coated feel of the previous two movies. The worms intelligence is second to the campy action, but the end scene with Melvin (all grown up!) is PRICELESS! All of the characters are individuals, and the loss of one of the original cast is felt deeply.
May the legacy continue--LONG LIVE TREMORS!

Tremors 2: Aftershocks

Aww, I was expecting to see Kevin Bacon again... Instead Fred Ward takes on the role as girl-getting-fast-thinking-hero-who-saves-the-day. Most people are disapointed in this because they were expecting it to be just like the original. I enjoyed this for it's own personal twists and uniqueness.

Tremors 4 - The Legend Begins

Awesome idea! Set back in Burt Gummer's great great (great?) grandfather's time, this truly IS "The Legend Begins". Some say as good as the original. I say just watch them all, but make sure you see this one!

Cliffhanger
Cliffhanger(1993)
½

WOW. I didn't expect this to be such a heartstopper. This isn't glamorized, it's not a camping trip in the mountains, this makes what happens very realistic and to the point. Clever, tough, gritty and exciting, I really recommend this movie.

War of the Worlds

I was all excited to see this, but I was extremely disapointed with it. Sure, the special effects were good, but the story and the characters were STUPID. For the situation the family was in, they acted unbelievably selfish, braindead and, well, stupid.
Complete disapoinment.

Entrapment
Entrapment(1999)
½

This was pretty good! Very clever, and although I didn't feel the chemistry was exactly all there, the make an excellent working team. I thought the lazer beam parts were fantastic, too.

The Pacifier
The Pacifier(2005)

This is soo goofy! Outrageous and totally over the top, it is not meant to be believable or realistic at all. This is just funny and a good watch.

The Man in the Iron Mask

I heard a LOT of good things about this movie, and while it IS good, it is quite slow and confusing for awhile. The ending is exciting, and I was preparing myself for tragedy. Good movie, but not as good as I was hoping.

Liar Liar
Liar Liar(1997)

FUNNY! Unlike the Ace Ventura movies, this one doesn't rely totally on gross-out gags. This really is funny as a LAWYER stuggles to win a case without lying-- because for ONE DAY he can't. It is over the top, outrageous and hilarious. A bit too much swearing, I felt, esp. for the pg13 rating. All in all, fun, funny, and sweet in the end.

The Story of Us

Extremely hard for me to watch in parts, and the end is kind of pathetic, but this is good.

The Emperor's New Groove

HILARIOUS! One of the few movies I could watch over and over and over and over!

As Good as It Gets

What is this about again? Talk about boring and dumb.

Me, Myself & Irene

I saw the middle to end of this and LOVED it! When we bought it I was upset to see how vulgar and gross it is in the beginning. 3 stars for what could have been 5.

Crossroads
Crossroads(2002)

Considering this is a movie starring Britney Spears, it's not that bad! Sure, it's a girly movie, but it's not so horrible I can't stand it. I've never been a Britney Spears fan, but this actually DID have a story line and some decent acting!

The Jungle Book

I LIKE this movie, but my little brother and sister wore this out! lol

Dr. Dolittle 2

Not as good as the first, and the ending with the daughter was completely guessable--either that or poorly shown so it was obvious. I'm not sure which it was... Anyway, this is still good, but not as good as the first.

Anastasia
Anastasia(1997)

Oh this was SO lame. It totally ignores Anastasia's family as being even SLIGHTLY significant and individual. I hate stuff like that. It's all sparkly and wide eyed girly giggly. Annoying.

Maid in Manhattan

I find Jennifer Lopez acts only in BAD movies, but I'll give her her due in this one. It's a romantic comedy, and my mom enjoyed this IMMENSELY, so I am giving this a decent rating. While I wasn't overjoyed with this, it wasn't as bad as like ALL of her other movies.

All Dogs Go To Heaven

As much as I love dogs, I found this to be one of the stupider kid's movies... Not as bad as some, and not quite as nerve grating as Oliver and Company... but not as good as other movies.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

One of my more favorite Disney classics.

Anaconda
Anaconda(1997)

Crappy acting, crappy directing, crappy plotline. Crappy. Crappy. CRAPPY.

The Matrix Revolutions

Don't quite understand what happened in the end, though.

The Green Mile

This is good... but I have mixed feelings about it. It's not a favorite of mine by any means... but it's certainly not a bad movie. While I don't LOVE this, it's a good enough movie to be recommended.

Lilo & Stitch

Not as funny as I was expecting, and not as interesting as I was expecting, but still decent and good. Stitch is a great creation!

Garfield - The Movie

This was boring and not as funny as it should have been. I have always thought Garfield is funny, and although Bill Murray does a great voice, I can't buy Jennifer Love Hewitt as a vet who walks around in mini skirts and perfect make up. And please? "he's not going to make it if he has to spend his life in a cage"? COULDN'T they have come up with something LESS stupid!? ARGH. Movies like this make me MAD!In the end, it's pretty good, but there are a few main things that are too annoying to call it a good movie.

Hook
Hook(1991)

THIS WAS SO FUNNY!This is a feel good movie that really makes you feel like you are a kid--or in never never land. I would LOVE to see this again.

Free Willy
Free Willy(1993)

I saw this as a little kid and I remember this sparking the "FREE THIS WHALE" controversy. I remember this was kind of over dramatic... I wasn't really buying it, and I was only little.

The Matrix Reloaded

Awesome! I really like the concepts behind these movies! This one I had a bit of a hard time following towards the end... I'd need to watch it again to fully "get" it.

Bambi
Bambi(1942)

Here is a hint--don't kill off the main character's mother and then present it to kids. It's too sad to be a favorite years down the line.

102 Dalmatians

Awww, cute. Love the parrot! Cruella deVille is actually kind of irritating, though.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

Oh was this ever boring. I can't believe it got so many good reviews. I can understand how people can relate to this, and the actress pulls her role off very well, but I found this to generally be quite boring.

The Little Mermaid

I didn't love this movie as much as everybody else did, but it is still one of Disney's best!

The Wizard of Oz

This is a movie ahead of it's time. Following Frank L. Baum's book quite well, I would be happy to own this movie or watch it again.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

I've never actually sat down and watched this, but I have seen parts and heard enough of it. It's a kids movie--any kid will like it--but it's not a WELL DONE kids movie.

Honey, I Shrunk the Kids

I love this movie! It came on tv the other night and I was happy to see it again! Incredible story and a LOT of fun--creative, imaginative and although the effects aren't as high quality as we have come to expect nowadays, I actually like how corny the giant grass and ant look.

Shrek
Shrek(2001)

Awesome! The second is better, but this is still GREAT!

Where the Heart Is

Aside from the two lead female characters sleeping with every male in sight, I enjoyed this movie. Sweet and with a happy ending, it is one girls story of finding herself.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Honestly... I think this was a lot worse than everybody makes it out to be.
It's like when you're kinda getting writers block, but you have to keep on going... and while your plotline is solid, your writing suffers from it.
Natalie Portman made this movie. Her compelling performances are so true to character, and so believable, even when they announced she was dying, you could understand why.
I found this one was disapointing. Go ahead and hate me, see if I care.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Liked this the most of the three movies.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Pretty good! I was never a Star Wars fan, but I did find these more interesting. I liked the concentration on the world development: the planets and the scenery, stuff like that. Padmé is a very cool character--very strange after how annoying and stupid Leia was--Lucas CAN write a cool female character!
I even liked Jar Jar Binks.

And, of course, the story is good.

Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus(1993)

This was boring and stupid.

Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds)

This is awesome. Great heist movie with sustainable plotline and enough action to keep me happy. Clever and fun.

Die Another Day

My husband LOVES this movie, and I didn't. As much as I love "that's impossible" action movies, I thought that this was pushing it just a lil. Halle Berry is only there for sex appeal, and I found the overall storyline boring. This actually isn't that bad--I just didn't like it.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

This is somwhere between 3 and 4 stars. My second favorite of the 4 flims to date.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone

Some REALLY bad acting is what I remember most about this HP movie. Wow... some REALLY bad acting, lol.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

A bit too dark and dirty for my taste... but still fun and worth watching.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

While I'm not a great Harry Potter fan, I found this was good. Stunning visuals and the best directing of all the films.

Hellboy
Hellboy(2004)

I was not impressed by this at all. Too dark and depressing, and the scary scenes are more disturbing that scary. Didn't sit right with me.

Phone Booth
Phone Booth(2003)

Collin Farrell is so convincing, and Kiefer Sutherland's evil voice is perfect.
Although there is too much swearing for my taste, this is still a great movie. Four stars for what didn't need SO much cursing.

Somewhere in Time

This was a sweet romantic movie--don't go saying it's cheesy and pathetic, acting like you're supposed to take this seriously. It's a romance movie. You can't take them seriously, lol.
This is sweet and a classic love story that most moms remember as their favorite movie of all time.
There are two parts that are stupid-first, that they slept together (time period, remember! things like that DIDN'T happen back then!) and then the very end, where he dies.

Mrs. Doubtfire

Who hasn't seen this and loved it? I think that if you put any other actor in this role, it would have been a flop. Robin Williams shines in this, and makes this movie one to watch over again.

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

This is such a beautiful movie! Sweet, but funny; it's charming. A black and white movie I kept in mind long after I'd watched it.

Save the Last Dance

Follow your dreams is this movies moral. While I give Julia Stiles credit for doing her own dancing (despite what the synopsis says), I found this was WAY too "gansta" for my taste and I feel relied on the combination of hip hop dancing and ballet to bring in it's audience of mostly girls.
Not a completely bad movie, just I wouldn't watch it again!

Treasure Planet

I took my at-the-time 5 year old sister to see this, and we both loved it. The charcters are appropriate for all age levels, with enough action to keep me happy, but not frighten little ones, and plenty of great jokes.
I have read the book, and this has many similiarities, while leaving us more empathizing with Jim than the book.
Mu husband who loves action and fight sequences was also happy with this movie.
Worth seeing for John Rzeznik's "I'm Still Here" alone, this movie is a timeless film I will watch over and over and over again.

National Treasure

AWESOME! Amazing story line, FUNNY (must love Riley, he's great!) and GREAT acting! Makes you wonder, too...

Spy Game
Spy Game(2001)

I found this very clever, but equally as difficult to follow.

S.W.A.T.
S.W.A.T.(2003)

I saw this, and although it was a good movie, noting majorly great that really caught my interest.

The Recruit
The Recruit(2003)

Although I didn't like this as much as I could have, this movie deserved 4 stars for it's clever plot. Collin Farrell does an immaculate job in this, earning him a rank as one of my favorite actors.

Eight Legged Freaks

I wanted to see this because it had been compared to Tremors, which is one of my all time favorite movies.
I was disapointed with this film because although you come to appreciate the main characters, the town and its townspeople aren't given enough credit. The spiders kill off about 80% of the population before they get to the mines, and the survivors are few.
Overall, I was bored with this movie, it fell short of what could have been really, really good.
Scarlett Johansson always manages to play the snottiest of characters, too. Ugh.

Coyote Ugly
Coyote Ugly(2000)

I found this very fun and really sweet. Lots of great music. Watch this on a sleepover and expect to lay plans to dance on a bartop!

Spice World
Spice World(1998)

LOL! Even years after they have broken up, I STILL love the Spice Girls. This was a cool movie, but only IF you like the Spice Girls and their style.

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life(1998)

This was hilarious! Never slow, always fun, great for adults and kids. Really recommend it.

King Arthur
King Arthur(2004)

Twist on the old classic, which I really enjoyed. Clive Own does is an amazing Arthur, and although my friend kept calling Lancelot hot, he was much more than eye candy. All of Arthur's knights are individuals, and you appreciate them at every moment.
Very gory, so beware, and sad because of the confusion about God, but def. a great movie. A must see.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

I didn't like this as much as I thought I would. Good movie, just not a favorite.