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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Lockout
Lockout(2012)

The cast is only half-good and the plot is weak. Not awesome.

Lincoln
Lincoln(2012)
½

Lincoln is not your typical film. The purpose its not to entertain you, but to educate and inspire.
The goal is accomplished pretty easily with such a fantastic director and cast. Sally Fields and Daniel Day Lewis make a wonderful film into something memorable a solid. A movie like this will linger in memory and across time. How real it makes the president and his fight for the 13th amendment and his optimistic determination is what this nation used to be built on.
I cannot say enough good things about this film.

Ted
Ted(2012)
½

Could not even finish it. The accent was irritating, characters even more annoying. One star for shirtless Mark Wahlberg and half a star for the.ridiculous concept.

Gravity
Gravity(2013)

When I think of good space movies, this one will forever sit on top of the list. Sandy B is amazing, giving one of her best performances ever as Ryan Stone. The movie is gorgeous and the ccinematography left me slack jawed through most of the movie. For an hour and a half I was in space. What a great movie. Its a story about getting up when everything is pushing you down. While on this journey with Ryan my palms were sweating and I cringed in anticipation. I can't wait to see it again

That's My Boy

Hope? Trailer made me laugh..Adam and Andy please don't let me down!

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Loud, Incredibly Close is an amazing film.
I cried through 75% of this movie. It is a story about a boy trying to cope with the death of his father, while going on his father's last great quest for him. It's heartbreaking and an extremely emotional film with a phenomenal cast. It is very relatable in its discussion about a tragic event that we all remember like it was yesterday and the way it uncovers the roots of familial relationships. This movie was hard for me. It reminded me of my father.
My only real criticism is how quick the plot built momentum for a fantastic ending, only to collapse at the end.
Seriously, see this movie. Don't see it with certain expectations. See it to learn about families and coping. I would see it again...and again. Next time I will remember three boxes of tissues.

Event Horizon

Poor Event Horizon. Rejected by critics but loved by viewers. Count me among those who loved Event Horizon. When I finished the film, the only way I could describe it is The Shining in space. It's a sci-fi film about a research space craft that goes missing for seven years and when it reappears, it's architect and a small team go to deep space to check it out. Nothing aboard the ship is the same and there are eerie things happening on board.
The movie had a great cast: Sam Neill and Laurence Fishburne performances were pretty good for a horror movie.
The plot was creepy as hell and thus increased my fears of space. I will never be an astronaut or planetary colonist. I'll stay happily on Earth, even if it blows up.
Such a great movie. I'll see it again.

ParaNorman
ParaNorman(2012)

ParaNorman is a story about a boy who can talk to the dead. Like any child, he encounters social problems with his gift, but it comes in handy when his town is overrun by zombies.
I loved this movie. The stop-motion and CGI mixed film, is awesome and some of the effects are fabulous. So much good stuff about this film. The characters' dialogue is awesome. I enjoyed the dark comedy hidden in an original storyline. It made me laugh a lot. I would def see it again. Why do I feel like children's movies are improving, while films aimed at adults fall short?!

Cowboys & Aliens
½

Cowboys & Aliens held such great promise for me. I expected Independence Day meets Indiana Jones. The cast (Olivia Wilde, Harrison Ford and Daniel Craig) elevated my hopes even more for a fun, action packed summer movie. What I got was indeed action packed, but the film more resembled War of the Worlds.
It was serious and tragic. There were a lot of super cheesy/campy moments near the end as though the makers realized, "Oh crap, this movie is so serious, let's try an make it happy." They failed
The ending was the worst too. It solved nothing. Supposedly the characters "changed" but I didn't see a reason for change due to plot points in the movie. It was serious and emotion-less for most of the film.
Let's not overlook the "alien" that looked absolutely awful. CGI aliens are overdone and it looked awful. What a letdown. Probably the biggest letdown of the year for me. Com on Jon Favreau!

Red Dawn
Red Dawn(2012)

Chris Hemsworth plus a serious action packed movie equals a really good movie right? Wrong. Red Dawn follows brothers, Jed and Matt Eckhart, as they attempt to take down the invading Korean military force.
I heard a lot of good things about this movie and I stand by some of my friends comments. Chris Hemsworth isn't bad and the plot is fast paced with a lot of really cool explosions. It's a fun action movie.
The flaws far outweigh the good parts of Red Dawn. Josh Peck/Matt Eckhart is sooo annoying. His character arc is the most important part of the movie, but by the end I wish I could punch him in the face. He's whiny and irritating, even during the "powerful scenes". The rest of the cast is so-so on acting, a lot of hit or miss moments.
I also felt the film was borderline racist with the plot and implications. I understand the plot of the film but the execution of the story was awful. Red Dawn didn't hold back with stereotypes and suggestions (a.e. the military portrayal for the U.S. Marines).
I really didn't like this movie, to the point that I would almost regret watching it. It was empowering in any way and by the end I want to write a strongly worded letter to super annoying Josh Peck, who (in my opinion) should never have entered the world of film. I want my hour and half back.

The Lookout
The Lookout(2007)
½

Can Joseph Gordon-Levitt ever go wrong? In The Lookout Gordon-Levitt plays Chris Pratt, a young man with brain problems when childish stunt with his friends goes horribly wrong. He suffers a lot in his life, trying to get a hold of his memory and sequencing. Then he meets Gary Spargo and his life begins to change, until Spargo asks him to help him rob a bank.
This movie was quite the show. Jeff Daniels and Gordon-Levitt are fantastic. The cast is a fantastic ensemble mixing fun and seriousness. It's a great mix.
The plot was pretty great as well, the only real complaint was esthetic, some of the cinematography felt very home movie...and it wasn't intended. A few plot threads didn't pull together either. The Lookout is very good movie and I will likely watch it again.

Men in Black III

Men in Black 3 is better than the the second, but lacks the charm of the original. Agent J travels back in time to save K and the world from extermination. The plot is a decent "find the alien and kill it before it kills everyone", but the deeper elements that Sonnenfeld tries to capture are weakly portrayed. Conversations about Agent J's father fall flat and distract from the plot. I enjoyed the acting, especially Josh Brolin and his portrayal of Tommy Lee Jones--it is eerie how similar they seem. Some characters were overplayed while greater characters were underplayed. It really had a lot of potential but Men in Black 3 just didn't grasp the greatness.

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)

I still don't know why so many people didn't like this movie. The performances alone deserve the four stars. Henry Cavill is Superman. Russell Crowe and Kevin Costner were equally amazing in their performances. The only cast member that wasn't up to par for me was Amy Adams. She seemed to fall in and out of character throughout the movie, making it super hard to make her a relatable/believable character.
The plot was well done as well with only a few minor plot holes and little nit-picky things that Dave points out to me.
Throughout the movie the building collapses and extra long fight scenes were a little much. Cut those scenes in half and give me a little bit more of Superman's internal conflict and this movie would be near perfection for me.
I am not a Superman fan. I thought he was kind of a cheater super hero. He flies, laser vision, x-ray vision, super strength/speed and he's virtually indestructible. This movie made me a believer. Zack Snyder made him a real character and not just some god-like individual. Fantastic movie-critics can go suck it. I would see it again tomorrow as long as I could sleep or fast forward through some of the fight scenes.

People Like Us

I get it. Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks and Olivia Wilde; I heard a lot of good things about this movie. Pine plays Sam, who's father passes away suddenly from cancer. Instead of leaving his son an inheritance, his father leaves him a task that connects him to a single mother who works in a bar. The plot is very good and has a lot of potential if it was carried out correctly. Banks & Pine have great chemistry, awkwardly so, you want them to be together...and not in the way the movie wants you to. The different plot threads made it very difficult to actually enjoy the film. Good scenes and decent dialogue. It just needed some work to be considered a "good" film.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits
½

The Pirates is an amusing story about the great Pirate Captain and his quest for the "Pirate of the Year" award, while avoiding Queen Victoria. This movie is funnier than I expected and the animation is beautiful. The plot lagged in a few places, but the characters made up for the losses greatly with their one-liners and random references. I'll be watching it again, I'm sure.

Top Gun
Top Gun(1986)
½

I suppose this movie has it's appeal in the majestic sense of nostalgia. I was barely alive in the 80's so the film falls a little flat on me. Tom Cruise plays Pete Mitchell, a super cocky pilot in an advanced training program called "Top Gun". He falls in love and loses a friend, etc, etc, etc. It's been done before...a lot before. Tom Cruise does a decent job and he is charming if not chauvinistic. The aerial scenes are very well done; they kept me on edge when the dialogue left some to be desired. It was a decent film, but I'm ok without seeing it again for a long time.

The Five-Year Engagement
½

The Five-Year Engagement is charming, I don't care what anyone else says. The plot is typical of your average rom-com and some of the comedy goes a little further South than I typically enjoy, but it's FUNNY. I laughed more than I thought I would and I enjoyed the cast. Even Emily Blunt, who I don't find to be a particularly good or inspiring actress, does a decent job. Jason Segel is made for comedy. The film did feel a little long and I agree with critics that the film hits a slump half-way and doesn't ever fully recover. It sits in dramatic tension for too long. Great comedy...just skip the twenty minutes after Segel gets his toe cut off. I'd see it again.

O
O(2001)

Wowsa...that was dark and disturbing. Hartnett and Phifer are great, but the story is a very adult story. With the plot taking place in high school, a lot of the story is lost in teenage antics. Not a really good telling of the great Othello. It needed a lot of work and a different actress.

The Amazing Spider-Man
½

The Amazing Spider-man is a story we all know, with a different interpretation. Marc Webb tells his story of Spider-man in high school as he struggles to learn about himself and his family. His Spider-man is the Spider-man we all love from our childhood. You know, that cheesy cartoon with the terrible puns and laughable moments mixed with action and a great hero. I felt that the dialogue was witty enough to encompass my childhood, but not sending me into eye-rolls. This interpretation of Spider-man is the way I always imagined he would emerge on the big-screen.
There were many weak moments of the film that took me, as a viewer, right out of the story. The biggest one was the excess of cheap-looking CGI. For a big blockbuster, the CGI in places looked as though a middle-schooler created it on his cheap, secondhand computer.
Also, I felt the acting was kind of weak. Andrew Garfield was strong for most of the film, but at several moments I felt that he was too "cool" to be Spider-man. Emma Stone was almost flawless, but it was hard to imagine her as a high school student. Martin Sheen and Sally Field were nice touches on the cast, almost lifting the younger, less-experienced members of the cast.
The Amazing Spider-man is worth a see or two or even three. I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought, given the franchise's previous films. I look forward to the sequels.

The Lucky One
½

I admit that the cover drew me to this movie. Nicholas Sparks films, although filled with gratuitous cheese, can be pretty decent as far as chick-flick's go. This was not the case with The Lucky One. The handsome Zac Efron plays a Marine, who tributes his return to a picture of a mystery girl he found in Iraq. He finds Beth, who has her own set of struggles with a certain ex-husband and her Marine brother's passing.
The film has a pretty decent cinematography. Scenery shots of the lovely Louisiana are the best part about the movie.
The biggest problem with The Lucky One was the actors. Efron & Schilling are nice by themselves but there was no chemistry and their relationship was not believable by a long shot. She looks at least 10+ years older than him and it doesn't make sense.
It also struggles in the way book-films often do. The context has to be merged and things have to be cut, so some scenes that were probably pretty dramatic in book form was flat on screen. (I never read the book, but I could tell there was something missing besides chemistry).
The ending of the filmwas a struggle as well. The climax with her ex-husband and Logan came out of nowhere and seemed like a random, cheap ploy of an actual plot.. It seemed like they would rather fill the screen with Efron's abs and Schilling's back than actual decent plot threads.
Not even worth a see. I want my hour and a half back.

The Hunger Games
½

Really good film adaptation. Jennifer Lawrence attitude slips gave voice to the character of Katniss that wasn't captured in the book. The action and cinematography was magical. Seriously, I can't get over the actors who were selected in this movie. It was great. The plot was amazing and the subtle hints at the future were great. I'd see it again.

Hanna
Hanna(2011)

Saoirse Ronan is a star. There is nothing more to say about her acting abilities. Holy crap! This movie has quite the plot and the action. Cate Blanchett was great as well. Hanna is a story about a girl raised in isolation to assassinate a member of CIA, but why? The film is especially pretty in Blu Ray and the only complaint I have is some jerky, unnecessary camera takes.

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3(2013)

Do you know what I love about Iron Man? He is so good at being himself. His narccism stoops to a new level in Iron Man 3 when he calls out a terrorist in an interview on national television. Stark must stumble through a majority of the story relying on nothing but his genius intelligence to figure out what's really going on and how to stop it. I loved this movie because its fantastic, over the top and a genuine good time. RDJ is Iron Man and lovely Mrs. Paltrow is stunning as ever. Guy Pearce was a fantastic addition to the cast; he remained a 3d character from his first step into the film. Graphics were crazy and the dialogue was just like we need to hear from Stark: obvious sarcastic responses. He encompasses our inner thoughts well. No complaint from me. I can't wait to watch it again. So fun!

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

As Heath Ledger's last film, the good Doctor had my attention. The outstanding cast aside, the film was a waste. The plot was so jumbled and unexplainable that the film was almost painful to watch at times. The first half was slow and the worst pat by far. The graphics needed a lot of work to achieve the dreamlike feel that the director pined for. The film had very good moments surrounding the character "Tony", but the focus on Tony was scattered within Doctor Parnassus memories and Valentina's goals. It needed to take a step back and find a focus before releasing it. High five to the great cast though. I have no complaints about Plummer, Garfield, Cole or any of the "Tony"s.

Win Win
Win Win(2011)

In reality it deserves almost a 3 1/2 star rating. Giamatti is awesome in this story about a lawyer taking on a dementia riddled man and his grandson. It's a really good story that gets a little muddled in places. The focus seems a bit off in places. Giamatti and Ryan are an amazing team and I laughed sometimes (although not as hard as I was hoping). Good movie, worth a see but I probably won't see it a gain.

There Will Be Blood
½

Wow! Daniel Day-Lewis is epic, as always. Dillon Freasier is fantastic as well, in fact, his portrayal as H.W. Plainview is truly unmatched by most child-actors. There Will Be Blood is a character study on Daniel Plainview; an oil man, who drills for oil and loses more than he bargained for in the process. It was a verious serious, dark story that wound me into the characters so deeply. Good, but disturbing, I can see why it caught so many awards in 2007.

One Hour Photo

It really was just an okay movie. There were some fantastic scenes and I really enjoyed Robin Williams stepping into a drama roll, especially one so devious and disturbing. The ending of the film is very poignant and left me thinking for a long time: a photo can really change things sometimes. One picture can change lives. Okay movie, could have used a little bit of work on the way the story flowed.

The Last King of Scotland

It's about time I finished this movie. I started it years ago and was too busy to finish it before I had to take it back. This movie is fantastic. Freaking Forrest Witaker is unbelievable in this movie-his paranoia and crazy was spot on. I was both disturbed and fascinated by his character. Yay. I liked it a lot.

Oz the Great and Powerful
½

Oz the Great and Powerful is a great story about the origins of the lovable, humorous Oz. You know, I enjoyed this movie way more than I thought I would. I laughed and really just loved the movie. It was so reminescent of the Wizard of Oz with an updated look and different story. It movie appeared to piggy-back off the original and maintain it's originality.
James Franco, Mila Kunis and Zach Braff are big highlights to this movie. I can't stand Michelle Williams as an actress, so her constant presence in this movie really killed the flow of the whole thing- I found her annoying and silly.
There was a crap-ton of CGI that detracted from the movie occassionally and the plot didn't seem to really know where it was going at times.
Overall, a pretty awesome movie and worth a see. I would see it again tomorrow. It's that great.

I Love You, Man
½

I Love You, Man is a refreshing movie. It's a rom-com for men. I laughed more than I thought I would, but then again, I love Jason Segel with more passion than I should. Funny movie with predictable plot and lovable, familiar characters from traditional rom-com roles. I liked it a lot. I would see it again for sure.

Public Enemies

It was good. I like Johnny Depp and I really like Christian Bale. I felt that they encompassed their roles to the best of their abilities. I didn't care for the plot construction. The story was good but they way the director told the story (Dave calls it vignettes) kind of went over my head. Decent gangster movie with a good cast. Retrospectively, I don't know if I would have seen this movie on purpose if I understood how the plot was portrayed.

Where the Wild Things Are
½

I keep going back and forth between 3 and 3 1/2 stars. Where the Wild Things Are was a trip for me. The cinematography was outstanding. We watched it on blu-ray and it was crazy how crisp and beautiful the scenes looked.
The new take on an old story was refreshing but the subplots were long and dragged the movie along much longer than necessary. I understand the challenge of adapting a children's book into a full length movie, but I still think there was unnecessary fluff.
The mixture of costume, CGI and animatronics was also amazing. The characters seemed to be exact, real-life replicas from my childhood memories.
It was a magical, beautiful movie that needed a little more work to make it worth a second view.

American Beauty
½

Disturbing and thought provoking. This movie is nothing like I expected. It's a very serious drama with themes and some hints of dark comedy drifting through the film. The acting was fabulous. Kevin Spacey is so awkward and sad. A real article would be better to describe this movie then my mini review. Worth seeing for sure.

Slumdog Millionaire
½

Slumdog Millionaire was a different type of movie for me. I wasn't expecting a story told through memories. It was emotion driven with a decently written plot. It was different with very strong, different characters. I liked it a lot. Worth a see, maybe two.

Get Low
Get Low(2010)

Get Low is a dark comedy about and old, crazy hermit in Tennessee preparing for his death. Robert Duvall is fantastic in this movie. It's a funny movie but it's also very emotional in the plotline. It's different kind of hermit movie. Worth a see or two for sure. I'll see it again. It's memorable and charming.

Scream
Scream(1996)

Scream is a strange movie that is both horror and dark comedy in the same breath. I love the old horror movie references. I spent a lot of the movie confused by the music. It does not match the plot or the dialogue. The characters were stereotypical of a horror movie, it would be wrong if they didn't have stereotypes like helpless girl slaughtering killers or wussy kid making it out alive. I'm glad I can cross it off my list because one time is enough for me.

Little Miss Sunshine
½

Little Miss Sunshine is a different kind of movie. It's a very "real" movie about a family's road trip to the Miss Sunshine pageant. The characters in the film are very different and very flawed but they came together so well as a family. It's a good movie. I laughed. It was fun

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
½

Peter Jackson why?! The Hobbit is a good story but every scene doesn't need to be included, especially all of the musical numbers. LOTR has lots of songs in the books and they were totally unecessary (thankfully he didn't include them). It's almost like Jackson got cocky and thought, "Hey, we don't need to cut this scene. I'm Peter Freaking Jackson and I only film magical things." The beginning was ridiculous-Frodo and the birthday party introduction was pointless. This is a different movie..let it be different. There were a lot of running scenes and they all seemed exactly the same. "Hey we're running and we're gonna jump across something that is impossible." It's silly. Also the whole white orc garbage. The character is completely CGI...pulled me right out of the movie everytime. Despite it's flaws, I enjoyed Richard Armitage (Thorin) and Martin Freeman (Bilbo) portrayals. Their characterizations were right on par. I also thought that they captured Smeagol's character much better than LOTR. Definitely needed to cut the crap out though for it to reach it's full potential as a movie.

John Carter
John Carter(2012)
½

John Carter surprised me. The character was interesting and the plot was pretty great too. Even though 90% of the movie was CGI, I liked it. It reminded me of Star Wars a lot (even though it was writtenabout 30 years prior). It fell short by trying to cram too much into the 2.5 hour movie. It didn't let me get too much into the film. The scenes in the movie (both created and natural) were beautiful! I also laughed a lot more than I thought I would. Taylor Kitsch was pretty awesome.
So it was definitely worth a see and I admit I'll probably see it again. Give it a chance and open your mind to science fiction and John Carter will find a place in your heart.

Into the Wild

I just wrote a huge long review and my stupid touch pad on my laptop erased it all.
So I have to write a short one.
Great story, HATED the main character and there was too much fluff.
I liked the message, but the story wasn't told that way.

Bernie
Bernie(2012)

See this movie! Bernie by far one of the best movies I've watched this year.
Jack Black plays a super sweet funeral director in a small Texas town. After developing a friendship with the local prune (played by Shirley McClaine). After the relationship begins to get a little amock, Bernie is driven to his limits.
Jack Black deserved the Golden Globe nomination for sure. The subtle slight humor is everything and the townspeople made me laugh out loud. Loved the dialogue and the characters. I'll see it again for sure!

Dr Seuss' The Lorax
½

It's a kid's movie. Although it wasn't super clever and the story was one we know, I laughed more than I thought I would. Maybe that's because I love Dr. Seuss movie adaptations. Or maybe because it's a good movie with voice actors I both recognized and enjoyed in their parts. It wasn't too preachy about tree hugging and in thte same note, it didn't inspire me to go and plant a forest in my backyard. The Lorax made me chuckle and I loved the artistic renderings. Worth a see and since Cameron laughed through almost half of it, I will watch it again.

The Ides of March
½

This movie got a lot of attention last year: Academy Award Nominations & Golden Globes and it was worth the hype.
The Ides of March follows Governor Mike Morris & his campaign press secretary's road to the Ohio presidential primary. That doesn't sound very interesting and the beginning was super slow, but it picked up and when it did start to multiply plot points, The Ides of March exploded on the screen.
What a story! What a good character study for both characters! When the credits start rolling, you are still thinking about the movie and about what happened.
Worth the hype and worth the view...maybe even a second time.

Love Actually

I laughed more than I usually do at romcoms...but underneath it all, it's still a chick flick and I have a hard time "liking" a chick flick. I also super appreciated the realism in this movie. Several of the situations are similar with different reactions. A very British, slightly better than okay chick flick.

Django Unchained
½

Django Unchained is worth all the hype and buzz. All of the performances are fantastic, especially Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. They knocked this movie out of the park.
My favorite part of this movie is the way the story is told. Django Unchained is made the way a film should be made. There is one STRONG plot that follows the whole movie from beginning to end. The side plots are connected and nothing gets lost in extraneous emotions or long boring monologues. The dialogue has purpose and improves the movie.
Django is a definite "must see" of 2012 and maybe even a second viewing. It's worth the hype. High five, Tarantino.

The Uninvited

The Invited is an original for me. I have never seen a movie that tells a story quite like this one. I enjoyed the portrayal of young Anna, desperate to solve her mother's murder without her father's girlfriend/mother's nurse finding out.
The plot started out very cliche' and then it takes a crazy twist that launches the whole movie into something a lot darker and disturbing. I wish they hinted at the real story earlier because the last twenty minutes made the ending feel rushed.
Props to Emily Browning and Arielle Kebbel for their good performances. Young Anna was quite the innocent, young girl while Alex becomes the crass teenager we need to tell the story right.
Not a bad try for a modern horror movie.

Water for Elephants

Husband called it the "Titanic" in circus form. That is a pretty accurate description of the story. It's the love story between vetrineran, Jacob, and ringleader wife/performer, Marlena.
The story may be told and retold across hundreds of movies, but each one contains something that makes it original and beautiful.
What made this movie amazing was both Rob Pat and Reese Witherspoon's performances and the gorgeous 1930 circus era design. I was totally sucked into the magical set design, cinematography, and costumes. It looked like a dream. Liked the movie; loved the art behind it. Oh, and there was an elephant. :)

The Blair Witch Project

The Blair Witch Project has been on my list since my introduction to horror at 13 years old.
The best part of this movie is to see the beginning of "found footage" horror. This movie inspired the creators of "Paranormal Activity", "Chronicle" and "Cloverfield". Without The Blair Witch Project, these stories wiould be very different.
The plot is good and the decent into madness is equally powerful. The end had both fear and awkwardness. It seemed so unfitting, yet it worked.
The acting wasn't bad except for Heather Donahue, her voice was clearly acting and I wanted to slap her through the whole movie.
It was worth a see, just to see the beginning of a horror genre.

Friends With Benefits

I originally put this movie as a "not interested" and that's probably where it deserved to stay. The characters in Friends with Benefits are halfway awesome. Mila Kunis is right on the mark, but JT lacks something and his whole character falls flat on me.
I desperately wanted to laugh through this whole movie. It had so much potential. It was okay, worth a see but not worth the hype.

Full Metal Jacket

Stanley Kubrick has a talent for taking a story and making it into something beautiful and disturbing.
The acting in this film is out of this world. Vincent D'Onofrio & Matthew Modine are amazing. From the very beginning of this movie, I am a part of it.
War movies are not my cup of tea, but Kubrick could change my mind with this movie. High five to everyone who created Full Metal Jacket, I will definitely watch it again.

Friday the 13th

This movie is garbage. I appreciated the beginning and the nod to the original Friday the 13th, but this movie degenerated quickly from a good story to a slasher movie. Not just a slasher movie; like watching pinball murder-so boring, predictable and silly.
I love Jason. I love the creative murders and screaming women. What happened to the original creation. This doesn't deserve to be called a reboot or remake, this is like a child's tribute: completely awful but it's the thought that counts right? Don't bother. Go watch Rob Zombie's Halloween instead.

We Need to Talk About Kevin
½

We Need to Talk About Kevin is an amazing movie. The combination of drama, horror and crazy good acting creates a shocking picture.
The movie is every mother's worst nightmare. It's also a perfect movie to ask the question of nature v. nurture. Was her son born a sociopath or did she drive him to it. I enjoyed the hard reality of the movie. It wasn't sugarcoated or overdone.
At the end, I felt as though I knew her and her family. It was a fantastic character study as well.
I love it when movies use color to tell a story. This one is no different in the strategic locations of the colors red, white, wood and blue. It enhances the already emotionally-charged story.
Love this movie and disturbed by it at the same time. I hope I didn't create a sociopath.

Piranha 3-D
Piranha 3-D(2010)

I think the way your rate this movie, depends on your expectations and what you want when you watch it. If you want a scary movie, you'll be disappointed. If you want a GOOD movie, you'll be disappointed. If you want a B-movie, you'll like it. If you want to laugh, you might like it. If you see it sarcastically, you'll probably like it. If you want gore, you'll freakin love it. If you like boobs, you will also love it.
Me? I liked it okay. I don't even know if I would really see it on purpose ever again, but it was okay to see as a joke. Like I said, this movie is all about what your looking for. Maybe watch it at 4 a.m., or while your intoxicated, or maybe a little high. At those moments, it's probably a lovable film.

Halloween
Halloween(1978)
½

I love a good horror movie. I feel like I should have seen this years ago.
There's something magical in old, traditional scares.
Everything about this movie came together in such a great combination. The acting is great and the scenes in the movie are so good. The scares are subtle, but creepy. Images from the movie linger after it ends: of Michael Myers leaning from the shadows in his mask at Laurie or the beginning of the movie always cutting off his head in the scenes and of course the fantastic score hinting his presence.
Halloween is a classic, unmatched by modern day horror. This movie was about the process of fear more than make the viewers cringe or jump in horror. This movie was my type of horror. High five. I love this movie and I'll probably watch it a couple more times. It's a favorite for sure!

Skyfall
Skyfall(2012)
½

Skyfall is a different kind of James Bond movie. Daniel Craig already changed the 007 franchise already with his ability to not just act, but become the fantastic violent United Kingdom agent. This round was a little different and I really liked the plot design. It may be a tale told a thousand times, reminiscent of Batman and Home Alone; but it's good.
The best part of this movie is James Bond's return/resurrection. He is humanized once again and must rebuild himself in more ways than just one.
From the beginning it's full of the 007 usuals: action, explosions, women, cars and booze. I love the way it's combined into such a good action film.
Javier Bardem was fantastic! I think he's be the absolute best James Bond villain ever. I liked the additional characters and plot threads.
It's not an Oscar winner, but it's a good action movie. I liked it better than Quantum of Solace, but not as much as the original. It felt a lot like another reboot to me. Worth a see or two.

Slither
Slither(2006)
½

My rating for this movie is split. If you want a movie on horror elements, it probably deserves less than 3 stars. If you want to base my review on comedy-horror element I give it 3 1/2, which is how I will choose to review Slither.
It's your typical plot-line: Alien lands on Earth; attacks and impregnates humans; attempts to destroy world.
With characters like Grant Grant, Starla Grant and Bill Pardy; you can't take this movie seriously. The movie gradually becomes a tribute to horror movies with the witty dialogue and amusing effects. Definitely worth a see if you liked Zombieland and/or Shaun of the Dead.

127 Hours
127 Hours(2010)

Wowsa! 127 Hours is a story about Aron Ralston, an extreme adventurer, who became trapped in Southern Utah with his arm squished by a rock. James Franco is a natural Aron Ralston, but what I really loved about this movie was the story. Director/Writer Danny Boyle took Aron Ralston's story and amped it up into something deeper and fantastic. Something more than the Saw-like portrayal I was expecting. It's a story that lingers and keeps circling. Sometimes we all get stuck and need some help; we just have to want it enough to make sacrifices.

Paul
Paul(2011)

I love a super nerdy movie as much as the next person. Paul was an odd movie for me. I felt like it was Shaun of the Dead (which I loved) meshed with Pineapple Express(which I did not love). Paul has a few saving graces. Nick Frost and Simon Pegg play the roles of super nerdy English folk visiting the states for a nerd rode-trip and the roles come naturally to them. Kristen Wiig, Jason Bateman and Sigourney Weaver are nice touches to pump up the movie.
I didn't like Paul that much for the same reason I didn't like Pineapple Express. There was a lot of stupid humor in it. The fantastic clever and/or nerdy parts were overshadowed be repetitive stupid jokes that made me feel like I was in middle school. It was sad. Simon Pegg and Nick Frost wrote this movie and it really disappointed me, they can do so much better than this movie.

Looper
Looper(2012)

I love a good action movie. I love one that draws me into the plot and embraces me with it's characters. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Bruce Willis make a very powerful team. I can't talk about the acting without mentioning one of the youngest cast members; Pierce Gagnon. Where did this kid come from? His acting is crazy good.
I usually hate time travel movies because writers/directors can't stay away from the illusive time travel paradox--think Somewhere in Time, etc. Looper doesn't touch the paradox and it does a decent job explaining even the most minute details about time travel in the movie. Looper kept to it's own original plot.
The movie is very dark and kind of depressing, but it was still very well-written and directed. Scenes from the movie will linger for a long time. Well done Rian Johnson!

Scent of a Woman
½

Al Pacino never lets me down. Fantistic movie with a strong plot and interesting, original characters. The subplot is super weak when paired with the main dramatic plot. Even Chris O'Donnell can't ruin this movie.

The Town
The Town(2010)

I finally saw this movie. It only took two years to find out what all the hype was about and I wish I jumped on The Town train years ago. The cast is amazing! Jeremy Renner, Jon Hamm, Rebecca Hall and of course Ben Affleck are highlights from the astoundingly talented cast.
The plot intertwining a group of robbers, a bank manager and the FBI into something simplistic and complicated at the same time. At the end I didn't know whether to scream or laugh. A good tale told with images and spark creating dialogue.
I expected a crime drama; what I got was so much more than the surface. Affleck went above my expectations as a Director, Writer and actor. What a story! You know where Ben Affleck has been all these years? I think he's been raising the bar for movie makers/creators/actors everywhere. I can't say enough good things about this movie. I'd watch it tomorrow. It's fantastic.

A History of Violence

Another movie marked as "Not Interested" that surprised me. Although Viggo Mortensen does a good job, the plot felt really awkward. It had such a slow build on characters that in the end didn't seem to matter. It felt fast in the parts that should have been emphasized and slow in parts of insignificance. Not worth more than one viewing. It had such potential that just couldn't be carried out.

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang
½

This movie was listed as a "not interested" movie and I'm so glad I watched it anyways. HILARIOUS! I laughed so hard. Loved the cast: Val Kilmer was a gay spark of magic while Robert Downey Jr is worth a look or two or three. The dialogue, plot and Robert Downey Jr. made this movie one of the best movies seen yet.

Fatal Attraction
½

I saw more of Glenn Close and Michael Douglas than I care to, but it was pretty great. It was the classic thriller. There was a great build of tension and suspense that kept me on edge. I even jumped. Great acting, fantastic plot and wonderfully written. Worth a "see" or two.

Warrior
Warrior(2011)

This movie slid under the radar. I saw the previews and dismissed it as a silly sports movie. Somehow it still made the queu and it was definitely worth my time. I LOVED Warrior. The characters were sooo round with flaws and magical qualities that made me hate and love them. Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy & Joel Edgerton had killer performances. The film was moving and probably had a bigger effect on me than any other films I have seen this year. Loved it!

Coraline
Coraline(2009)
½

What did I just watch? Coraline is a stop-motion film in the Tim Burton-esque style and killer voice actors. By the end of the movie, I felt extremely uneasy. It's an awkwardly dark movie and kind of gave me the creeps-you know, like crawling bugs under foot kind of uneasy. I love Tim Burton and I admit that my love fueled interest in this movie, but this was like a bad dream that I couldn't wake up from. Sorry Henry Selick, I hated it.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)
½

Why did I wait so long to see this magical movie? Shaun of the Dead was amazing but this one almost puts shame to it in amusements. How does Simon Pegg do it? Combines everything together for a beautiful marriage between comedy and action. My only criticism is Pegg's extremely long end sequences. It felt like 20 minutes of cocking guns---I get it. This movie was amazing.

Blue Valentine
½

Williams' and Gosling's performances in this movie is insane. I literally cried twice in this movie and I never cry. It's a very REAL movie that is relatable (to me at least). Despite the raw emotional delivery from the characters; I feel like there was no real letdown in the plot. It just seemed to shut down in the middle. I don't disagree with the ending; it really was the only way it could end. I just wanted them to ease me into it a little more. It was a good "artistic viewing" and I'm okay with one viewing to last my whole life.

Just Go with It
½

Literally, I laughed out loud...and choked on a cracker. Adam Sandler finally got a decent hit. I felt like J. Aniston was an "every woman", which is a hard feat of acting when you are J. Aniston. Adam Sandler plays himself. I loved it. Every lie told is more complex and made me laugh harder. Better than I expected. I'd watch it again.

Adventureland
½

This one slid under the radar for sure. I really enjoyed this movie, but I love Jesse Eisenberg and his type casted quirky awkwardness. Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader are awesome side characters. If you have ever been to a theme park, this will be funny. K. Stew. struggles and is a full star knock off on my rating. Still worth anyone/everyone's time.

The Adventures of Tintin

This movie was gorgeous! Every scene in the movie was a picture that I want framed on my wall. I loved the imagination of the writers/animators. Although animated, this movie was epic. My dad used to tell my Tintin stories as a child and the movie captures the person of Tintin and the real adventure of it all without being campy or stupid. High five to Steven Spielberg!

Attack the Block

I only watched the first 45 minutes and I'm not going to finish it. It's boring and not very funny at all and I'm pretty sure I could have filmed it better in my backyard. Husband claimed it was supposed to be like Shaun of the Dead/Hot Fuzz. I like Shaun of the Dead...a lot. To compare this movie to those is like comparing a dragon to a lizard. Doesn't reach the potential that the producers were hoping for...not very funny, acting wasn't that great and who cares about these kids? I don't--zero attachment to the characters. I almost wished they had all gotten eaten so the torture would end. The plot is weak and a lot of the acting was pretty pathetic as well. Positives: John Boyega is amazing and some of the filming was decent.

War Horse
War Horse(2011)

Why do people like this movie? It's a dramatic love story between a boy and a horse. There clearly weren't any women in this town his age. The drama is so extreme I felt like I was watching a soap opera, minus the extraneous scandal. I have three words to remind everyone. IT'S A HORSE! I like animals as much as the next person but the plot was centered around the horse which means it's subject only to it's surroundings. It's a very weak plot and the majority of the cast took their roles past the point of believability. The score was nice and the cinematography was decent but overall the most overrated movie of the year.

Elephant
Elephant(2003)

Wow. Simple camera angles that become emotionally charged with just one scene. The story is terribly sad and hurts my heart. There is a beauty to the camera work, music and characters. Subject matter and extremely long scenes that makes my mind wander instead of focus on the movie. Let's all hug a teenager.

Midnight in Paris
½

It's magical...but slow magical. I slept during it...I never sleep in movies unless I'm pregnant and have less than four hours sleep. (Neither were the case). I still call it fantastic. Owen Wilson is a type cast in the movie, which I thoroughly enjoy. I love Mario Cotillard too. The plot is fantastic and the dialogue was so well thought out. I loved the images and imagination. It was truly magical and I would give it another go--but maybe in pieces--or I'll fall asleep again.

Contagion
Contagion(2011)
½

This movie had a ridiculous amount of plot threads. The acting was great and the plot was mostly good. Sometimes I found it a little hard to follow (maybe I was just tired). It was a very unsettling movie and educational. If disease breaks out, I'm marrying the president.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
½

I can't believe I didn't want to see this. This movie was far better than I could have ever imagined. The animation is amusing. Although the movie seems childlike, many of the references and jokes would be such a waste on children. I loved it. Worth a see and I recommend it to anyone...old and young, crazy and sane. It's a good trip and you will laugh.

Prometheus
Prometheus(2012)

The Alien movies make me squirm. Prometheus is something more and I applaud Ridley Scott for this fantastic story. The plot seems so original and the acting is fantastic. Freaking Michael Fasbender is astounding and who can forget lovely Noomi Rapace, representing a piece of all of us. I can't even review this movie properly without spoilers. When I say this movie is for more than the Ridley Scott fans, I mean it. I loved it. I would see it again.
I only take a star away because some of it just seemed a little too silly and SOME of the acting left something to be desired.

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)
½

Almost the best rating I have given to a movie all year long and I stand by it. The Muppets is one of the best movies I've seen this year. It's a little corny and made me feel like a child again, with reminders like 80's robot and classic references. I love the muppets.. I'm a muppet of a woman.

Limitless
Limitless(2011)
½

Surprisingly good, not as smart as advertised and although the plot was amazing--there were a lot of holes. It also seemed to be missing something. At the end I felt a little cheated. The movie was great but the end was kind of cheap.

Crazy Heart
Crazy Heart(2009)

I love Jeff Bridges with all my heart. I also love Maggie Gyllenhaal. These two should not be matched in a love story. The story was typical and as much as I didn't want to see the end coming, I saw it coming. There wasn't any excitement and the plot didn't really have much resistance--Buddy and Tommy Sweeny were the worst plot producers ever. Bridges acting is fantastic and he's the only reason I give it any stars.

The Descendants

Nothing quite gets me like George Clooney lately. Like "Up in the Air", he draws me into the deep drama of his wife and family joys and tragedies. The movie takes a beautiful full circle plot that makes me love and hate the characters right along with Clooney. The moments of laughter were perfectly placed to relieve tension. Fantastic movie.

The Sasquatch Gang
½

Stupid humor--I love it. This movie is not for everyone, but if it's a late night or you have had a few, this will be one of the funniest movies you have ever seen. It very well feels like Napoleon Dynamite and in some ways I think it has some more laughs. Joey Kern and Justin Long are amazing. Jeremy Sumpter is that awkward kid that you tire of and want to help so badly. Funny but not everyone kind of funny.

Marvel's The Avengers
½

A nearly unrecognizably good combination of the movies. I love the way it all came together so nicely. I didn't care too much for the movies individually but Whedon surprised me with a really good cast. Ruffalo & good ol' Robert Downey Jr. stole the show. Magical and a lot of fun!

Up in the Air

I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. The acting is great and the subject matter is equally great. Interesting plot build and release. The ending was a little abrupt and the subject is still very sad. Okay movie.

Notes on a Scandal
½

Thought provoking for sure about women and companionship. The definition of companionship and availability becomes more of a moral question. The acting is mostly fantastic, short of the younger cast members. I enjoyed the plot line and the multiple twists and turns. It was interesting and Judi Dench will haunt my dreams with her stalker like vibe through the whole movie.

The Cabin in the Woods

What can I say about this movie. It's been almost a week and I still can't put words to what I saw. A completely fresh outlook to something that's been done a thousand times. In simplest terms; it is a satire of unspeakable horrors. Laughs and cringes in one magical spot. My type of film. The only reason I don't give this film five stars is because of the ending: it was sharp and kind of cheap for the audience. The plot was so strong and then the end tried to pull it all together in five minutes. A little too jolting for me.

500 Days of Summer
½

Interesting...I don't even know how to write a review for this movie..It's one of a kind. I laughed, I sighed a little, and cried a little inside.

21 Jump Street
½

Hilarious! Prompted to view by the husband, who heard good things about it. I'm glad he was right because the trailers made it look stupid. Trailers did not do it justice. I laughed so hard. I only knock a star because the end kind of felt familiar like I've seen it before. I loved this movie and I can't wait to see it again....baby allowing.

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)

I loved this movie. I had suspicions I would enjoy it, but I didn't expect it to hit me on the level it did. The plot line was fantastic with a good build of tension. I loved the characters and the little subtle things that began in the movie and the way it made a full circle in some aspects. The acting is pretty dang good, with few cheesy sequences. I appreciated the level of cinematography too. The use of modern day technology to film in different ways with different angles was pretty epic. I would see this again in a heartbeat!

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
½

I'm not sure how I want to rate this. I'll give it an even middle. Positives: Beautiful cinematography, BEST acting EVER, good plot with suspense and mystery, lovely characterization and made me feel as though I was in the story. Negatives: Really there is only one for me--graphic!--Now I'm not a prude nor am I "innocent" but this movie had some seriously horrifying images that haunted me. If anyone can truly watch this without feeling a sense of victimization and enjoy the movie following those scenes...you are heartless and probably will be a serial murder/rapist. There is a fight within me: do I see it again to relive the beauty or do I try to shove it into my virtual garbage pail?

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

This was surprisingly amazing! Cruise surprised me with the jolting action. The fantastic supporting actors blew the plot of this movie into "awesome" despite the multiplying holes. I enjoyed this movie far more than I expected. One scene left my palms sweaty with nervous twitching just like the first one did. Love!

Fright Night
Fright Night(2011)

Not bad for a remake. You can't replace Vincent Price with "Dr. Who" but I enjoyed Anton Yelchin in his nerdy, whiny voice. Colin Farrell was a nice addition as well. It felt a lot like a parody of the original. Overall I give it an average rating because it just didn't have enough fluid plot for me.

50/50
50/50(2011)

I cried. Everyone who knows someone who had or has cancer should see this. It's a compelling story about someone who thinks the cancer isn't affecting him and realizes how much it really is affecting him and everyone around him. Hilarious in spots and tearful in others. I love Levitt and Rogan to pieces!

Groundhog Day

i hate this movie so much. i get dumber and i want to punch everyone in the face..

King Kong
King Kong(2005)
½

good but a bit long

Ratatouille
Ratatouille(2007)

haha...it kills me with it's funniness

Disturbia
Disturbia(2007)

hoorah! Alfred Hitchcock update. not as classic but still amazing!

X-Men
X-Men(2000)

my favorite long ago! Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Ian McKellen. This movie was magic.

Jumanji
Jumanji(1995)

haha..loved this forever

Liar Liar
Liar Liar(1997)
½

jimmy never lets me down

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice(1988)
½

tim burton and danny elfman..happiness in a movie

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)

oh man..drama? ya...no me gusta. What happened to the comedic spiderman i knew and loved as a child?

Edward Scissorhands

timmy and danny again with johnny. Loved this when I was younger and now!

Live Free or Die Hard

surprisingly worth my time. Loved it.

Happy Gilmore

adam rocks the planet in this one

Ghostbusters (1984 Original)
½

he he...classic..obsessed as a child. I can't let it go.

Billy Madison
½

adam was iffy but it still was what I love and care about.

Kill Bill: Volume 2
½

eh..violence..gore...weird...not sure.

Super Mario Bros.
½

hehe..wow..i liked this movie more than I should

Tristan & Isolde
½

sickens me how sappy and cheesy this movie is..void of a decent plot as well.

Meet the Parents

love it...laugh laugh laugh

Batman
Batman(1989)
½

classic..michael keaton and Jack Nicholson started the beauty of batman

Home Alone
Home Alone(1990)

this kid drives me insane..points for being a classic that I can watch once a year.

Shrek
Shrek(2001)

love it...memorized it...sweetness ahead of its time.

The Waterboy
The Waterboy(1998)
½

adam sandler rocks the hizouse in this one.

The Sixth Sense

the beginning of shamy's awesome movies.

300
300(2007)

ick...this movie left so much to be desired. The plot was worthless, the acting was overly dramatic, the voice over was more entertaining..I would rather have listened than watched!

Armageddon
Armageddon(1998)
½

good cast, decent idea, tragic.

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)
½

classic...woody...buzz..

X-Men: The Last Stand

failed to live up to the first two..should have been better.

The Little Mermaid
½

classic..I wish I was a mermaid.

Transformers
Transformers(2007)

i loved it..I was expecting garbage but it was worth my dollar and more.

Hannibal Rising
½

wow...that's all I can say.

Jaws
Jaws(1975)

yay blood my favorite!

Boogeyman
Boogeyman(2005)

ick..what a waste of my time...give it back!

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

I am going to stab every one of the people in this..never again will I watch this movie

TMNT
TMNT(2007)

haha..why did I see this?

She's All That
½

he's hot..what can I say?

The Pacifier
The Pacifier(2005)

why did I watch this? stupid family

Air Bud
Air Bud(1997)

I don't even remember this movie..that's how boring it was.

Alice in Wonderland
½

drugs..that's what inspired this movie.

Cool Runnings
½

classic.."Sanka, you dead?"

Psycho
Psycho(1960)
½

alfred hitchcock at his finest!

Troy
Troy(2004)

brad! eric! brendan!

Superman Returns

nice change from the old ones...actually entertained me.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

tim burton and danny elfman..do you need to ask?

The Green Mile
½

yay. sad. yay. happy. wonderful and the acting was amaze-zing

James and the Giant Peach
½

priceless classic from my childhood. yay

No Country for Old Men
½

the characters created in this movie was astounding. I enjoyed the plot a great deal as well. The lines were quotable and overall, the movie provoked a lot of thoughts.

The Simpsons Movie

funny and not what I expected. :D yay! love homer. spider pig spider pig rocks this house!

Night at the Museum
½

I'm not going to lie..it was so boring I fell asleep.

Batman Returns

not the best..sorry tim burton

101 Dalmatians
½

It brings back childhood memories..My nephew currently just calls this movie "doggies". i love it.

Cars
Cars(2006)

sick. I also was bored of this. lightning mcqueen should have been named, "bore me to deatH"

Van Helsing
Van Helsing(2004)

one of my biggest letdowns..hugh, why did you let me down.

The Departed
The Departed(2006)
½

what?! the ending was insane!

Saw
Saw(2004)

coo story. surprisingly entertaining. good twist too. creepy.. not jumpy. yay.

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane(1941)

Insightful! well-developed and tragic character development. Classic.

Step Brothers

haha. awkward! the hunter fantasy at the end gets me. haha.

Flightplan
Flightplan(2005)

hated this movie..predictable.

Scooby-Doo
Scooby-Doo(2002)

my nephews..i blame them

Step Up 2 the Streets

i loved the end dance. It was "sick" this movie was super cheesy though..

Richie Rich
Richie Rich(1994)

childhood..why did you fail me?

The Messengers
½

what? this is such a copy of a previous movie. it's stupid..acting was terrible and the plot was borrowed.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine
½

it was okay. Plot could have been better.

Angels & Demons
½

shabam. Loved it. The plot was intense and I worked through it and thought it was pretty predictable but then it was dismissed and twisted until I had no idea what was going on.

Step Up
Step Up(2006)

huh. sweet dancing on occassion channing tatum is hot! and um. actress is bad. plot is so so and ya. it was kind of pathetic.

Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye(2008)

disappointing, predictable and annoying.

Over the Hedge
½

okay. I expected more and i wanted more.

Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa(2006)

Yay. Rocky! Awesome. random and not as good as some others but it was worth my time and money.

Ultraviolet
Ultraviolet(2006)

i want my two hours and 1.25 back.

The Shining
The Shining(1980)
½

oh man..jack amazing! red rum! classic

WALL-E
WALL-E(2008)

so boring...and political..

The Fugitive
The Fugitive(1993)
½

classic! yay! harrison and tommy! yip yip

Memoirs of a Geisha

waste of two hours. tragic and the most deperessing movie I have ever seen. my gosh.

Watchmen
Watchmen(2009)
½

amazing character development and depth..a thinking movie for sure.

Hitman
Hitman(2007)

whoa...that's all I can say..what a slut!

Atonement
Atonement(2007)

I don't even know what to say. This ending made me want to get up and bash my fist throught the screen.Yet it was a thought provoking movie.

Stepmom
Stepmom(1998)

odd..that's what this is.i had to watch it for a psychology class.

The Illusionist
½

yay! surprises and awesomeness.

Cold Mountain
½

I admit I've only seen the last half but it's amazing!

Déjà Vu
Déjà Vu(2006)
½

I have only watched the first half. it seems sweet though.

Constantine
Constantine(2005)
½

love this movie! Woot for humanity!

The Wedding Date
½

I am a sucker for so few chick flicks. but this one gets me every time.

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
½

classic and priceless. this is my fave ever

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

i hate this movie..so much! it's so annoying.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
½

they took indiana jones one step further than they should have. really? ____(S)? giant bugs?

Sixteen Candles

this was my sixteenth birthday but I didn't get a hot man or even an ugly man. lol

A Charlie Brown Christmas
½

one of my favorite christmas classics. love it...oh charlie.

Rumor Has It
Rumor Has It(2005)

this movie is so very messed up...

Bio-Dome
Bio-Dome(1996)

I only made it through the first ten minutes before i had to turn it off and save my brain from melting..and losing it's intelligence

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

classic! love the eighties and that sweet song by Vanilla Ice.

Wrong Turn
Wrong Turn(2003)
½

actually loved this movie. The plot was similar to The Hills Have Eyes, but I kind of liked it better..acting was less than desireable though.

Just Like Heaven

decent chick flick. I giggled a few times.

The Machinist

ooo! hearts! good psychological thriller. Christian Bale's acting is astounding and leaves me thinking deeply.

30 Days of Night

book was so much better, but this was still pretty decent horror

Year One
Year One(2009)

meh..it was okay...best parts were on the advertising.

A Scanner Darkly

i don't even know what to say right now..I was forced.

The Hills Have Eyes
½

hearts...i love this movie. good ideas..terrifying.

District 9
District 9(2009)

Lead acting was amazing.good social thinking among ALL groups in the movie

Australia
Australia(2008)

...disappointing! love hugh...but sadly a let down.

Accepted
Accepted(2006)
½

if you could tell everyone I don't scream like that. That would be great.

Sky High
Sky High(2005)

i have only seen parts..and I am okay with that.

Sunshine
Sunshine(2007)

Wow...Fascinating yet disturbing and incredible scary premise.

Enchanted
Enchanted(2007)

it surprised me how much I enjoyed this new classic princess story

The Birds
The Birds(1963)
½

one of my absolute favorite alfred hitchcock movies! I love it!

Drumline
Drumline(2002)

I am definitely not the intended audience for this movie...exactly like every other high school movie I have ever seen.

Paranormal Activity
½

It had a fantastic build of suspense! I loved the acting. What's-her-face who played katie literally put me in her shoes! Some of it was a little cheesy and disappointing but by the end I was near tears because it was so intense. Fabulous!

Couples Retreat
½

haha. It was magical...like a puppy. I am still laughing.

The Lake House

intriguing..i still kinda hate these types of movies. There is always something missing and a little off.

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!
½

ha ho he! I loved it. Laughed pretty much non stop through the whole movie!

The Pursuit of Happyness

so long...this movie drug the whole time. I love will but I hated this movie...boring and long..waste of two hours.

Zodiac
Zodiac(2007)

Wonderful cinematography. Ending was a little lopsided but it was amazing. :D

Jumper
Jumper(2008)
½

So stupid! Boring long and ridiculous.The plot was really flawed and I hate Hayden's acting! He sucks...she kinda did too.

Eragon
Eragon(2006)

good but very cheesy and overdone. the time frame was screwy too.

The Holiday
The Holiday(2006)

one of the few chick flicks I love!

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

disappointing...but it's still wallace and gromit

The Karate Kid Part II

not as good as first but still pretty sweet.

She's the Man

I laughed so hard!! This movie is great!

Transporter 3

better than number 2..thankfully! yay jason!

21
21(2008)

boring and long...

The Proposal
The Proposal(2009)

typical...not as funny as it sounded

Zombieland
Zombieland(2009)

omg! Fantastic! I did not expect to love it! Hilarious! My favorite movie I have seen all year!

Secret Window

oh johnny, fabulous acting and a beautifully set up plot. The filming was done fantastic! Hearts.

Mad Max
Mad Max(1979)

haha...i blame my brother for making me watch this movie..oh mel.

White Noise
White Noise(2005)

lots of build but no delivery.

Definitely, Maybe

what?! this movie could have been better...it was kind of barely put together feeling

Waterworld
Waterworld(1995)

i hate this movie..it's so long and boring! die kevin costner

The Strangers

what! This movie was upsetting and weird.

The Boondock Saints

What! This movie has some fantastic cinematography! Especially for being such a low budget movie. Make like a tree and get th-th-the "F" out of here!

Hancock
Hancock(2008)

I have only seen the first half and I'm honestly okay with that....

Along Came Polly

I have seen parts of this...it's great in parts but other times I think I probably won't finish it.

Pan's Labyrinth
½

This movie is beautiful on so many levels and meanings.

Black Sheep
Black Sheep(1996)
½

not as good as Tommy Boy, but still is classic and priceless! "RO=Ads"

Avatar
Avatar(2009)
½

OMG! Epic and the acting was fantastic. SWent far beyond my expectations. Love it.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
½

what a trip. I would call this movie a dark comedic chick flick..is that even possible?

Transporter 2

the worst movie in the series. i can draw a plane better than their graphics person..What a joke!

Super Troopers
½

why so many people love this, I don't know.

Cold Creek Manor
½

it's like amityville horror..exactly....

Ring Two
Ring Two(2005)

what?! This was ridiculous...

The Wicker Man
½

this movie is such a trip..but I kinda liked the trip.

Drop Dead Gorgeous
½

I've never seen it all the way through..and I'm okay with that...

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
½

dude..there's is a reason this thing is on tv all the time..its stupid.

Role Models
Role Models(2008)

i only watched the first ten minutes..I'm ok with that.

The Mist
The Mist(2007)

ugh...the ending is garbage! but the plot was better than I expected! good ol' stephen king, full of surprises.

Batman: The Movie

old school batman...fail proof...and laughter

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
½

Better than I expected. A little cheesy but the plot was great and acting was decent too.

Alice in Wonderland
½

Tim Burton really focused on this one and anyone could tell that there was less jumping around and madness and more applicable plot. I enjoyed the cast immensely and it was good to see Johnny Depp get upstaged by the beautiful Mia. Helena was fantastic as well! The plot was well put together and Burton's expert interpretation of the Alice story was more to my liking than the old cartoon! Loved the graphics. I could go on and on. Well worth my time! I want to see it again.

Dear John
Dear John(2010)
½

bite me..I think it looks sappy and there it is...

One Missed Call

waste of time with an ending that makes zero sense.

The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet)
½

This is by far the most messed up movie I have ever seen. I wish I could block this movie from my memory...

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
½

I admit I haven't quite made it all the way through this movie, but it's pretty funny.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
½

This was a huge letdown. The acting has improved dramatically but I walked out of the movie feeling like I had been sitting on a rock the whole time. Some scenes were way way way too long and some were pretty awkward too. It didn't need to be this long at all.

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)
½

see it once to screw your brain up and see a character story grow and change...but I will never see it again. It scarred me.

Candyman
Candyman(1992)
½

Not too bad for an old classic. Wasn't scary at all, but it had a decent plot that I haven't seen duplicated.

October Sky
October Sky(1999)

I hate this movie, maybe that means I'm unAmerican. It's boring, the characters are so stupid. I don't believe that people act like that in real life.

Swiss Family Robinson

Classic! I remember watching this all the time as a kid! I felt so bad for Kurt

Thumbelina
Thumbelina(1994)

hooray. nothing is impossible with jeaque

The Lincoln Lawyer
½

This movie received so little fanfare, yet it exceeded my expectations. McConaughey & Philippe were really good and the plot kept me guessing throughout the movie. Totally worth seeing.

Rendition
Rendition(2007)

Sad! An amazing story and decent acting (minus Reese, who didn't seem up to the task of acting). Fantastic!

Overboard
Overboard(1987)

sick. I watched this movie too much. I don't know why now.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

I hated this movie and maybe by default, I'm not a true American. I thought the plot was a little strained and bounced around a little too much. Animation was good, but I struggled staying focused. It was like watching a movie with a 3 year old. "oo something shiny", distraction, "oh, wait the plot".

Pretty in Pink
½

wow....80's teen movie. I don't even know what to say. I love Molly, but the movie overall was very typical

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire
½

saddest movie I've ever seen in my life. Best acting, decent plot...but overall it was a little too much to see.

Thor
Thor(2011)

There was such a good start to this movie and they just didn't follow the awesome start with anymore awesome. By the time he gets to his hammer the first time, I'm bored....and stay bored....

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids(2011)
½

Freaking best movie of the year so far.. I laughed so hard..Very much a comedy and not much of a chick flick. If you pick one movie to see the whole summer. I would see this one! It's hilarious!

Fast Five
Fast Five(2011)

Fast Crew defies physics...Chuck Norris of racing. Not bad for the Fast flick.

X-Men: First Class

It was a decent action movie but the plot bounced around all over the place and subplots were crazy..I would compare it to X-Men 2 or even Fast & Furious movies...ridiculous but worth seeing at least once.

The Graduate
The Graduate(1967)
½

Hilarious tale of a new graduate facing women for the first time, Mrs. Robinson and Elaine as he struggles to find himself. I laughed so hard. Dustin Hoffman is a treasure...a wonderful treasure! He portrays the awkward unsure guy so well. One word, "plastics".

Super 8
Super 8(2011)
½

This movie was amazing. As the paper read last weekend, "It's what every summer movie should be". It really was. It had fantastic acting (even from the younger members of the cast). The way the cast interacted made me feel and seek out the different relationships and connections between people. The plot had a really good build and kept my interest through the whole movie. I loved the direction and the action sequences were beautiful. I feel like I've been waiting all year for this fantastic action movie!

The Exorcist
The Exorcist(1973)
½

Scared the pants off me. The acting was fantastic, even the hysterical mother was believable (surprising due to the era). The make-up and crazy effects made me want to cry myself to sleep. Disturbing and amazing in one crazy movie. I still can't decide if I want to see it again at some point or bar it from my memory.

Apocalypto
Apocalypto(2006)

Epic in every way that could be defined. This was way better than I expected. The scenes were fantastic and I felt as though I was in the movie. Acting was great and the plot better. It was enthralling.

Yes Man
Yes Man(2008)

I never even finished it....so bored...so stupid

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
½

The flow for this movie was pretty awkward, despite the fantastic actors. I gave this movie 4 1/2 stars because of the ending. The ending made watching the movie worth it. I haven't laughed this hard at the end of a movie since "Bridesmaids". Epic ending.

Empire of the Sun

sad! one of the most depressing movies I have ever seen in my life. Really puts things into perspective.

Spirit - Stallion of the Cimarron

nieces and nephews. the only reason I would ever watch a dumb movie like this.

The Crucible
The Crucible(1996)

i hate this movie almost as much as I hate the play!

Skinwalkers
Skinwalkers(2007)

i didn't even make it through the first ten minutes before I was too bored!

Saw (short film)

love this more than I should

Vertigo
Vertigo(1958)
½

yay hitchcock

The Secret of NIMH
½

hooray childhood memories.

The Shawshank Redemption
½

oo. wow. amazing and inspiring with some depression

Open Season
Open Season(2006)
½

hahaha. oh man. I can't get enough of this movie.

Resident Evil

interesting but overall pretty lame..

Casino Royale
½

w00t! Daniel craig is amazing and easily one of my favorite 007!

Hoodwinked
Hoodwinked(2005)

okay but not what I wanted or expected.

When a Stranger Calls

The biggest pile of crap I've ever seen in a theater! I want my two dollars back..and the two hours I wasted on this slow never ending movie.