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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Shutter Island
½

Creepy in a whole other way. Not quite the odyssey into madness I had hoped for, but still very disturbing. And captivating.

2012
2012(2009)
½

Even if you accept the premise, the movie is still completely implausible in the details.

Zombieland
Zombieland(2009)

Funnier than you'd expect, this movie made me notice Woody (not to mention Emma Stone).

The Final Destination

Normally, I'm all for the random destruction of the human body. This movie, however, is just not worth it. It will actually make you more stupid.

Inglourious Basterds
½

Just what you'd expect from a QT WWII-themed flick.

District 9
District 9(2009)

Refreshing and distressing.

Funny People
Funny People(2009)

Pretty darn meh. Heavy on the drama, very light on the comedy.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)

Tear-inducing laughter.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Yep, another Potter. This one doesn't suck.

Bruno
Bruno(2009)
½

It's no Borat, but it certainly tries.

Public Enemies
½

Yawn. Not plausible enough for a true story or biography, but not thrilling of even interesting enough to be good fiction.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Yawn. It's 2 1/2 hours of stuff blowing up and things crashing through walls. Even with the enormously sexy Megan fox strutting her stuff, the monotony is suffocating.

The Proposal
The Proposal(2009)

Worth a few laughs, but nothing stellar.

Up
Up(2009)
½

Yep, pretty cute. The 3D is not so special, though.

Drag Me to Hell
½

Basically just like Evil Dead (not ED2, mind). Consider that.

Terminator Salvation
½

More like Terminator: Travesty. This ridiculous action piece is an insult to fans of the GOOD Terminator films. It's also a slap in the face of moviegoers who value storytelling over bullet sprays. Sigh. Extra points off for another stupid love interest in a war movie. Extra, EXTRA points off for having a precocious 5 year old in a war movie too. I can't wait to forget about this one.

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)

One of the best movies I've seen in years. It's mind blowingly clever in the way it allows for a total re-invention of the show without pissing off the old school fans like me. It's also super thrilling, funny, and even a little sexy. :o

State of Play
½

Serviceable and enjoyable, but by means memorable.

Monsters vs. Aliens
½

Not the funniest or most pleasing animated movie, but the animation is great, and the 3D effect are too cool.

I Love You, Man
½

Enough laughs to make it worth your $10. Get a *little* weird in places, but whatev.

Watchmen
Watchmen(2009)
½

A dark, mean, and highly faithful recreation of an already awesome book, made even more awesome by the director's flair for sylish combat, and intense violence. I loved it!

Coraline
Coraline(2009)
½

Irresistible, and damn creepy. 3d is awesome too.

Slumdog Millionaire

Fresh, engaging, and to the average corn-fed whiteboy like me, it's totally unique.

Gran Torino
Gran Torino(2009)

Funny, touching, and just plain mesmerising. This is sbsolutely not one to miss.

The Unborn
The Unborn(2009)

One of the worst piles of crap you could ever hope to avoid.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

It's longer than it could have been, and the last hour is duller than the first two, but all in all it's an inventive yarn -- though not as dramatic as I'd hoped. The poor old guy being struck by lightning seven times was pretty lol.

Yes Man
Yes Man(2008)

Definitely had its moments.

The Day the Earth Stood Still
½

Corny, boring and clichéd. Oh, and the gratingly precocious little kid didn't help.

Australia
Australia(2008)

Quality classic cinema without the old feeling.

Wanted
Wanted(2008)

Pretty dumb, but pretty fun too. AJ's ass was AWESOME.

Transporter 3

Painful and stupid. Too stupid.

Shoot 'Em Up
Shoot 'Em Up(2007)

A meaningless waste.

Quantum of Solace

A decent action movie, but as a Bond flick, it barely cuts it.

Passchendaele
½

Brutal and heartrending, but could have been a tiny bit more epic.

Body of Lies
Body of Lies(2008)

A little plasticized, but pretty engrossing, and very palatable for a Mid-East spy thriller. This is what Syriana or The Kingdom should have been.

Flash of Genius

Kinda yawn-inducing. Also, why wasn't this called "Stroke of Genius"? Hey? Hey?

Tropic Thunder

A few funny moments, but generally lame-ish.

21
21(2008)

What a snore. What's the point of a movie about beating the system if it doesn't even come close to explaining how to do it?

Step Brothers
½

It had its moments, but that's it.

The Dark Knight
½

It doesn't get much better than this. Like I've heard elsewhere, this movie is Batman's "Empire Strikes Back".

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)

Bigger and louder than the original, but while drawing on influences from all over (couchpanslabyrinthcough), it still managed to feel like just a sequel.

The Amateurs (The Moguls) (Dirty Movie)
½

Snooze... it's like a movie for your grandma. Think thike a boring and unfunny version of "Calendar Girls".

Get Smart
Get Smart(2008)
½

Has its moments. Steve Carell is definitely held back by mallet-like direction which feels the need to be two seconds behind every joke or sight gag.

WALL-E
WALL-E(2008)

Amazingly cute. I dare the hardest-core death-row killaz to not AWWWW at any point through this whole thing. Pixar rules.

The Orphanage

Not as scary as I'd hoped, but original enough to still be pretty neat.

Into the Wild

Fascinating and touching, but a bit on the long side.

Death at a Funeral

Wow that's funny. Here's to Uncle Alfie!.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

If you're going to resurrect a series, it had better be great. This isn't. It's cheesy "wacky", takes the Indiana Jones mythos in the wrong direction, and by one minute in, you'll realize the overuse of CG is annoying and absurd. Sigh.

Michael Clayton

Neat. George Clooney does his thing, and we get to see Tilda Swinton really squirm, which is new.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
½

The first decent spoof in a long time. "Pa, I'm cut in half pretty bad..." Lolz.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

Here's hoping the rest of the summer flicks are as fun and entertaining as this bad boy.

The Golden Compass
½

I can read a compass, but this one was hard to follow.

Doomsday
Doomsday(2008)

More holes that swiss fromage, and just as cheesy. Even that gruesomeness was cartoony. Sigh.

No Country for Old Men
½

Creepy as hell. Anton is a guy you definitely don't want to examine. Film buffs will enjoy.

There Will Be Blood

Daniel Day-Lewis is scary/awesome the whole way through this story of a man's disintegration at the hands of his own drive for success. ("Aviator" much?) Some tense moments.

The Nines
The Nines(2007)

Neat idea. Execution was a little bland though.

Atonement
Atonement(2007)
½

The first movie to draw tears in... a long time. Atonement hits every possible nail right on the head. Pack Kleenex, because you will be destroyed.

The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters

I don't feel like such a huge nerd anymore. Mildly entertaining.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street
½

Like Corpse Bride, it's another gray and unmemorable Tim Burton musical. At least this one was gory.

Cloverfield
Cloverfield(2008)
½

Lost of stuff blows up. Why? I don't actually know.

Sicko
Sicko(2007)

Surprisingly tame for a Michael Moore film.

Battlestar Galactica: Razor

Filled in the much needed backstory of the Pegasus. Also, filled a void in my heart. Mmmm, Battlestar.

Fido
Fido(2007)
½

The first actually funny zom-com. If you liked Shaun of the Dead, this is better.

Halloween
Halloween(2007)

Just another tired slasher movie. This one is just grislier.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)

I'd like to say it was as awesome as I'd hoped, and to be honest, the first half really was. But no. It built and built and built. The tension, drama, and intrigue were all there, and then at the midpoint, the movie turned into something else. Then it pretty much ended. Hrm.

DOA: Dead or Alive
½

Pretty much a worthless pile of shite (unless you're 13 and boobs are why you wake up each day). Eric Roberts stars...'nuff said.

Ocean's Thirteen

Simply more of the same. 'Course, Pacino is a cool bad guy.

Shrek the Third
½

A couple laughs here and there, but pretty much forgettable.

Beowulf
Beowulf(2007)

Amazing animation and a great adult edge. Still, it finds a way to be forgettable even with its thrilling climax.

30 Days of Night

Kind of boring, not tense, and full of baddies that weren't scary, but obnoxious -- always running around screaming and hissing. Excellent gore thought. :)

Black Sheep
Black Sheep(2006)

Everything I'd hoped! Splattery, hilarious and ridiculous. Awesome.

Knocked Up
Knocked Up(2007)
½

Worth more than a few laughs, but these guys aren't necessarily at their best.

Eastern Promises
½

Well Viggo was awesome, but the movie didn't exactly equal the sum of its parts.

The Lost Boys
½

What the Hell? I thought this movie was supposed to be good?

Renaissance
Renaissance(2006)

An awesome sci-fi cop thriller. Needless to say, the animation is stunning.

Superbad
Superbad(2007)

Supergood. DON'T take your parents.

Air Guitar Nation

Yes! If you're in the mood for this, then you will be ROCKED! I love it!

The Ex
The Ex(2007)

One or two laughs, but mostly just a forehead-slappingly retarded time. Why , Bateman, why!?!

Ratatouille
Ratatouille(2007)
½

Quite possibly my new favourite animated movie. Just a wee bit funnier, cuter, cleverer, and prettier than The Incredibles. Way to go Pixar!

The Bourne Ultimatum
½

Foot chases, car chases, fistfights, gunfights. Some stuff happens. Yawn.

Fracture
Fracture(2007)

This would have been a great legal thrillerslashmystery if I hadn't figured the whole thing out right off the bat. If you can't guess it, you'll love it. If you, like me, know exactly where the missing gun is, it'll frustrate the beJesus out of you as you watch half a department of cops and a high priced lawyer stumble around, unable to get it. Argh!

TMNT
TMNT(2007)

Decent animation, cool cast, and obviously excellent potential...all ruined by a fluffy and ridiculous story and awful writing.

Pathfinder
Pathfinder(2007)

Snooze. Pathfinder's story was so boring I nearly fell asleep. Awful special effects (CG blood sprays..what?) but great set pieces.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)
½

More drama than I expected, less comedy and action. Beware! This won't be what you expect.

The Host
The Host(2007)
½

The first 15 minutes of The Host were awesome. Then...I basically wanted to sleep until the dull ending.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Fascinating, imaginative, and unlike anything I've seen before. Perfume is a hard movie though, so be prepared to do some eye-shielding, and some WTFing.

The Number 23

Not thrilling. Also, Jim Carrey really doesn't suit the role of a paranoid.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Meh. More of the same. Only this time, nothing really happens.

The Astronaut Farmer
½

Snooze. Is this even a true story? I don't believe it.

Transformers
Transformers(2007)

Michael Bay is redeemed! Gawd, this movie was sweet. Hollywood, but sweet.

Peaceful Warrior
½

Neat. It's an inspirational personal philosophy movie wrapped in a traditional inspirational sports movie. Newb actors pull it off well. Also, the kookyness level is kept to a minimum, so the film manages to avoid the laughableness of say, The Secret.

Live Free or Die Hard

Yippee Ki-yay!!! It's like they found a way to distill awesomeness into a movie. Huge action, great comedy, and Kevin Smith as a 'Wars geek hacker. I'm in love!

Dead Silence
Dead Silence(2007)
½

Yeah, it's exactly as ridiculous as it looks. That said, if I was 9, I would have LOVED IT.

Black Snake Moan

Entertaining, with fascinating characters and an unconventional story.

Breach
Breach(2007)

Surprisingly tense. Chris Cooper is (as always) awesome.

Hellboy: Sword of Storms

Actually sweet. Fans of the movie should definitely see this.

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider(2007)

Too long, with retarded dialogue, and a pointless story.

The Messengers
½

Haha, another lame (and in this case - boring) haunting movie to add to the pile.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Just too fat for it's own good. (Great special effects, though.)

Letters from Iwo Jima

Better than "Flags" but still not too too entertaining.

28 Weeks Later...
½

Points for being legitimately scary. A bit too much shaky-cam for me, but this one is worth seeing if you want a surprisingly intense scarefest.

Flushed Away
Flushed Away(2006)
½

Moderately entertaining, though totally routine. Is Hugh Jackman really cut out for voice work?

Next
Next(2007)
½

Sigh. Who greenlights these turds? "Next" is a waste of money, both for the filmmakers, and the audience. As I was watching this ball 'o cheese, I thought to myself that it would actually be better if it was a direct to DVD Eric Roberts movie. Yeah, the writing is that bad. Blech. Also, Julianne Moore takes the worst actress ever award. Jessica Biel on the other hand, is super hot and therefore earns this movie the minute score I've given it.

The Fountain
The Fountain(2006)
½

Almost too weird, but gets points for it's complex and satisfying narrative.

The Painted Veil

A mite bit stuffy, but otherwise an altogether engrossing romantic tragedy.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)
½

Tends to drag a little, but some good villains, and a touching finale make this one totally work checking out.

Catch and Release

Would have been a near waste of a film if it wasn't for Kevin Smith being Kevin Smith and making me laugh.

Little Children
½

Engrossing and mesmerizing. One of the most tension-filled dramas I've seen in a while.

Déjà Vu
Déjà Vu(2006)

A solid, if predictable thriller with just a hint of sci-fi to appeal to the nerd in me.

The Queen
The Queen(2006)
½

Fascinating and entertaining. Recommended.

Grindhouse
Grindhouse(2007)

3 1/2 hours of pure contra-cinematic masterpiece. I loved every campy minute of it. Gratuitous sex and violence, and over the top cheese highlighted with warped film, burn spots, and even missing reels. If you love movies, and have a sense of humour, this is an absolute must-see.

Shooter
Shooter(2007)
½

Wow a lot of things blew up in this one. I liked it!

Blades of Glory

Meh. Worth a few laughs.

The Pursuit of Happyness
½

Meh. This is a "hard times" movie made by and for people who've never experienced hard times. That said, Will Smith is still a cool man to watch on the screen.

Children of Men
½

Children of Men redefines what "ruined future" movies are all about, because this one feels REAL. I was blown away with every part of this movie from concept to execution. Particularly amazing were the director's skill in crafting lengthy tracking shots that seem to defy logistics, and some truly incredible special effects (like the baby) that are so good you probably wouldn't even notice them the first time through. Dreary, yet hopeful, Children of Men is the new king of muted sci-fi.

Blood Diamond

Apparently loved by everyone but me, BD definitely falls into my "Meh" category. There's nothing here I haven't seen before.

300
300(2007)
½

To be fair, 300 delivered everything the trailer suggested it would, which was glorious sex and violence. However, would the addition of even half a story really have hurt?

The Holiday
The Holiday(2006)
½

Another nice, but meaningless chickflick. Cameron Diaz is seriously not funny.

Zodiac
Zodiac(2007)

Another watchable Fincher movie. A pretty neat mystery until the third, extensive, final act, where it turns into a crusade movie. Even after almost three hours, I'm not sure if I'm actually satisfied or not.

Fast Food Nation

Meh. This movie had absolutely no teeth, yet still managed to make me feel oddly uncomfortable. I found it strange that instead of the multiple characters' stories being weaved together, the narrative choice was to have the film split right down the middle. When one character's "movie" ends, another's begins. Weird. Oh yeah, gross slaughterhouse scenes too.

Pan's Labyrinth
½

Pretty much everything I had hoped for -- this is the gothic fairy tale I've been waiting for. original, imaginative, cruel, and violent, Pan's Labyrinth delivers all the wonder and chills one could want from a fantasy. I'm looking forward to watching it again.

Flags of Our Fathers
½

Did I miss something? This is like the war movie for grandpas. Grey and dull, it highlights the history of the famous photo of the American flag being raised at Iwo Jima. Whoopee. Adam Beach gave a great performance.

Employee of the Month
½

Say what you will, I for one laughed quite a bit. Dane Cook is great.

The Protector (Tom yum goong) (Warrior King)
½

This is no Ong Bak, but it has its merits. I have to wonder why Jaa's character is dressed like a homosexual through the whole thing -- what's up with that?

Apocalypto
Apocalypto(2006)
½

Yay for Mel Gibson and his (apparent) obsession with human suffering! Apocalypto is so close to an awesome movie that I feel I can recommend it, but only to people who think they may like it. The film is basically Braveheart/Predator/National Geographic. If you like those three, you'll dig this. If you hate subtitles, go away. Movie nerds should definitely check it out for the amazing cinematography and the achievements in make-up and costume design.

Crank
Crank(2006)

A semi-interesting concept filmed with style, but ultimately too ludicrous to really enjoy.

The Devil Wears Prada
½

Another meh. Anne Hathaway is cute.

An Inconvenient Truth
½

Not exactly what I expected, but a worthwhile investment of time nonetheless.

The Last Kiss

Meh. (But a happy meh.)

A Scanner Darkly

Disappointment. While the movie has some neat moments and some way cool animation, I was utterly bored out of my skull. The film drags on and on and on while we follow these paranoid delusionals, and they don't even matter in the end. For fans of Dick only (haha).

Little Miss Sunshine
½

A neat little movie. Darkly comical, with great dialogue and very memorable characters.

Stranger Than Fiction
½

A nice little movie that has brought me a little closer to ending my stubborn loathing of Will Ferrell. This is his "Truman Show". If you liked that one, and/or fancy literature and writing, you should probably see this. Bring your better half.

World Trade Center
½

ZZZzzzzZZZZ. A bunch of dudes with fake Brooklyn accents get trapped under some rubble. They reminisce. Their families are sad. This is just Ladder 49 with a bigger building and less fire. Dodge.

Casino Royale

This is the way bond is supposed to be - a badass killer. In CR we get to see what shaped Bond into the character we know today, and I'm happy to say it's a sweet piece of meat. If you like Bond movies -- this is a must see. If you don't like Bond movies, this is the place to get re-acquainted. CR is the badass, gritty reinvention of Bond we've been waiting for; the "Batman Begins" of the Bond universe. Go watch.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan

Borat is one of the ruder and more offensive movies I've seen in a while. It's greatness, though, comes not from this, but from the masterful comedic situations and the subtle setups of the innocent bystanders in the improv scenes. Cohen really makes jokes out of so many people and their beliefs -- without them even knowing it. Many times through the movie I would be laughing so hard I'd be crying from the lowbrow filth on the screen, and at the same time bracing myself for the next inevitably funny scene. As gross as this movie is (and it gets GROSS), I think most of it would be lost on the lowbrow crowd. A must see for those who like masterfully crafted comedies, and film buffs in general, but be warned -- it's not for the faint of heart.

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Interesting and sad, but not exactly groundbreaking. Also very biased, that is, we barely hear both sides of any argument in the film.

Feast
Feast(2006)
½

Gory, disgusting, and funny. Exactly the kind of horror I like. "Feast" loses points though for it's obvious low-budgetness, and lack of tits.

Monster House

I'd heard it was good, but it's actually GOOD. The cast are all awesome, and the script is actually pretty funny. If you're not into these sort of family movies, too bad -- go see this kids/horror hybrid anyway. Oh yeah, the CG is suberb, too.

The Prestige
The Prestige(2006)

I feel like this movie was made for me. The Prestige is so twisted that no matter how hard you try, you can't predict anything the master filmmakers don't want you to. In other words, the film is totally engaing, and will keep you guessing right to 1 second before the credits roll. Terrific!

The Break-Up
The Break-Up(2006)
½

Vince Vaughn is usually a crack-up, but his writers failed him this time. The movie is marginally funny, but too dramatic, and the ending left the taste of carrots and KD in my mouth.

The Departed
The Departed(2006)

Dirty cop movies don't get much more epic than this. The entire cast are awesome here. The voilence level is jarring, but if you like this sort of thing, you're probably used to it. Watch for the AWESOME parting shot.

Thank You for Smoking

Quality film. Poignant, but not as scathing, as indicting, as I'd hoped.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
½

The sexy cars, women, and drift scenes nearly make up for the retarded script and super-lame acting.

Souvenir of Canada

Not nearly as interesting as it looks.

Maurice Richard (The Rocket)
½

Probably the best French-Canadian hocky movie ever made. ;) Actually, it was a swell movie.

Hard Candy
Hard Candy(2006)
½

Often disturbing, never gruesome, and kind of pointless. This is one of those flicks where the defining lines of protagonist/antagonist are so blurred, that at some point during the movie, you'll find your self rooting for either one of them.

The World's Fastest Indian
½

Probably the *nicest* movie I've ever seen. Super uplifting, so watch if you're feeling down.

Bon Cop, Bad Cop

Nonstop comedy -- with serious Canadian flavour.

United 93
United 93(2006)

Dramitic but level storytelling, and very intense.

Take the Lead
½

Basically a clichéd mix of 'Dangerous Minds' and 'Shall We Dance?'. Entertaining enough though.

Clerks II
Clerks II(2006)
½

What you'd expect from a J SB movie, and pretty tender, too. Points against for that. ;)

The Benchwarmers

Waaaaaay to juvenile, and not crude enough to be worth it.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

A worthy sequel, and just what you'd expect: excellent popcorn entertainment. I'm looking forward to the grand finale next year.

Running Scared
½

Cool thriller. Ultraviolent, with lots of boobs, blood, and bad language. :) Stick around for the neato end credits.

Basic Instinct 2

Meh. Not as bad as you've heard, but not good either. The film is not terribly thrilling, and the main dude is kind of retarded. Also, you don't get the same level of T&A as the first one (a far superior film).

The Matador
The Matador(2006)
½

A semi-enjoyable flick featuring Pierce Brosnan at his best as the burn-out hitman. It's not altogether exciting, but it does have decent surpise ending.

Superman Returns

I was a little unprepared for the 80's-style cheesiness throughout Superman Returns. For some reason, the film wasn't grounded in reality, which made me scoff at many of the feats the man of steel pulled off. Sigh. The special effects were terrific, though. A little disappointing, but still a good show.

Failure to Launch
½

Unfunny comedy that falls flat. Unconvincing romance with zero chemistry. Weird side bits that have nothing to do with the plot. Avoid.

Date Movie
Date Movie(2006)

WTF. Utterly unfunny, in a forehead slapping kind of way. Even if you like spoofs and other stupid movies, you won't like this.

Eight Below
Eight Below(2006)
½

Much better than anticipated. The movie is actually pretty engaging, and has some seriously emo scenes. Jason Biggs sucks, though.

Syriana
Syriana(2005)
½

Mostly just a confusing bucket of dreck about a bunch of unscrupulous oil billionaires making unscrupulous decisions, and the far reaching effects of those decisions on various people. Yawn.

Night Watch
Night Watch(2006)

Sigh. I was so excited about this -- after all, it was billed as a fresh approach to the "supernatual war going on around us" genre. Unfortunately for me, it was just so WEIRD and disjointed that I couldn't get into it. Arghh. I wanted to like it so much, but wound up turning it off halfway through. Oh yeah, the English dub is terrible too.

Hoodwinked
Hoodwinked(2005)

Had some pretty funny bits and a great cast, but also some fugly animation and a feeling of something (funny) being missing. Also, the climax was a yawn. Still worth checking out.

16 Blocks
16 Blocks(2006)
½

Disappointing in its mediocrity. However, if you can handle watching another New York dirty cop movie, and don't mind predictable plots, the movie has some decent action, and is worth checking out.