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Movie Ratings and Reviews

The World According to Garp
½

One of the weirdest plots of a movie I've ever seen. It's a book, not a movie

Room
Room(2015)

Best acting I've seen this year by both leads

Hot Rod
Hot Rod(2007)
½

Cool beans. Isla Fisher was, unfortunately, almost non-existant.

Men in Black III

The twist in this movie ruins the fun and playful relationship Jay and Kay have in the original.

The Skeleton Twins

Luke Wilson makes this one for me. Pretty funny and Hader really kicks ass.

Raising Arizona

Whackiest movie the Coen Brothers ever made.

Love & Mercy
Love & Mercy(2015)

It's a winner for Beach Boys fans out there. Otherwise, it might not have much for you.

Mad Max: Fury Road

Easily the best and most innovative movie of 2015

Inside Out
Inside Out(2015)
½

Unfortunately, doesn't measure up to the other Pixar classics, but is still a fun, thoughtful movie.

Ant-Man
Ant-Man(2015)
½

Douglas steals the show, which is a fairly funny, well constructed show. Of course, Paul Rudd is charming and I want to see him more in everything, so it's a winner.

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

Surprisingly boring without any of the fun of GHOST PROTOCOL

American Ultra

With an actual perfect blend of stoner silliness and gruesome action, the movie blends into something more than a "stoner Bourne". Eisenberg and Stewart make for a sweet couple - the kind you wish you were friends with. It's a classic summer COMEDY with action.

The Place Beyond The Pines

Went the distance to tell a larger story than I expected. Felt like Silver Linings DRIVEbook a little bit. Some clear connectors to those films

Oz the Great and Powerful
½

Franco is super likeable, and Braff is solid comic relief. Totally an ok movie, but by no means has the heart of the original.

The Dark Knight Rises

Pretty boring and made WAYYY less sense than the other two. Disbelief unsuspended

Looper
Looper(2012)

For a movie about time travel, there sure is a lot of telekinesis. It's a fine movie with good Willis and ok everything else

Moonrise Kingdom

The reason I love Wes Anderson movies is because he makes movies like this one.

Silver Linings Playbook

The best performance of Bradley Cooper's career paired with Russell's unique blend of drama, humor and heart make for one of the more realistic portrayals of mental illness I've seen on film

The Master
The Master(2012)

Phoenix is an inspiration

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Believable and a worthy prequel to the original film. The CGI is incredible, and Andy Serkis gives a passionate performance as Caesar. Surprisingly un-cheesy

True Grit
True Grit(2010)
½

I've never loved a movie more to be completely uprooted by the ending. Practically ruined the whole film for me. Yet, it was very Coen, so I get why they did it.

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)
½

Over-hyped female AMERICAN PSYCHO. It's cheating when you explain everything with the "she's crazy" rationale.

Edge of Darkness

Solid film with Gibson thoughfully playing his age. Intense and somber and good.

Cedar Rapids
Cedar Rapids(2011)
½

I'm sure Helms was hoping this could be his 40 Year Old Virgin, but was more of a feature version of the Nard-dog, really carried comedically by John C. Reilly.

Fair Game
Fair Game(2010)

Delightful political drama. Sean Penn acting his ass off yet again.

The Blind Side
½

Boring, low-stakes true story with nothing up its sleeve. VERY surprising best picture nominee. Feel-good at its worst.

MacGruber
MacGruber(2010)

Too funny. Reinvigorates the spoof genre without anyone taking notice. Up there with Speed Racer for most underrated films of the century.

Catfish
Catfish(2010)

Surprising...absolutely. It's a very weird little slice of reality that has only become possible in this moment.

Step Up 3
Step Up 3(2010)

The best dancing you may ever see in your life. Dialogue is laughably enjoyable.

Videodrome
Videodrome(1983)

I believe this is where the term "mindfuck" originates. Really really impressive effects, and a movie that really puts entertainment's effects in perspective.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

The perfect ending to the truest childhood story. Pixar makes really can do no wrong, and still takes us further than we think we can travel with these characters.

Inception
Inception(2010)

One of the few movies i've seen recently that made me think about it days after seeing it. Glaring plotholes can be rationalized through any theory you like, but it's not a perfect film. Though, it IS one of the reasons film exists for human beings.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
½

Riddled with jokes, with some of the most eye-gasmic visuals I've seen on film, this is one of the top five films of 2010 FOR SURE. Michael Cera can be great if you give him a great director.

The Other Guys
½

McKay ruins every joke by commenting on it immediately after the joke is made. Lame jokes keep coming back up, trying to substitute for real plot points that further the story. Wahlberg continues his "yelling as acting" style, and plays poorly with Ferrell's okay performance. A+ for car chase sequences though.

Drag Me to Hell
½

Raimi doing Raimi with the budget he always needed. The guy does horror with humor as good or better than anybody.

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Monique will blow your mind. She is the reason you should see this movie. Otherwise, there's too many terrible things happening to this girl, it feels like the writer is trying to overextending our emotions.

Sherlock Holmes
½

A slick Hollywood "sure-thing" that emits a popcorn smell that will stick on your clothes for days. Some good bromancing.

Reality Bites

Perfect little time capsule of nineties coffee, cigarettes and angst with a cast that gels so well that I wonder if Stiller may have peaked waaay too early as a director. Ethan Hawke acts his ass off, while being a real character that you're still not sure you totally trust with your heart by the end of the story.

Innocent Blood

Great premise and casting, but the final product leaves me scratching my head at the film's too extensive use of mugging reaction shots, classic horror films, and unblended comedy.

The Searchers
½

The best western I have ever seen. John Wayne is a giant. This movie could never exist today, frankly, because of its ambling pace and desensitized view of racism against Native Americans. John Ford's masterpiece that makes me wish Ward Bond was still alive to be in my favorite movies.

Avatar
Avatar(2009)

Stunning visuals, solid performances, and Cameron's knack for incredible action leap and bound above any other CGI spectacle that came before it...yet, there are no surprises here. An all too familiar plot keeps us less on the edge of our seat and more waiting for the epic battles to end so that we can wrap up the experience to say that we "saw it". South Park kinda hit it on the head - "Dances with Smurfs" it may turn out to be.

Where the Wild Things Are
½

Captures the thought processes of a child like no other film. Dialogue is the key as we follow a boy rationalize being a boy. The moments between Keener and Max Records are inspiring as a filmmaker.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
½

Wes Anderson art taken to the max, the film is a visual treat, a great kids film, and will make you keep your fingers crossed that more directors invest in classic stop-motion animation. Great achievement

Up
Up(2009)
½

Like you've heard, it'll make you cry. Maybe unlike you've heard, it's not Oscar-worthy. It doesn't feel as important as Wall-E or as endearing as Finding Nemo. The story ambles after the first 15 minutes into slapstick and silly kids stuff, but does a good job of it.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2)

As an X-Files fan for many years, it was good to go back and check in with the team. The film turns out to be a very good episode, but not a compelling film. I was left happy, but still knowing that this chapter of the story was unneeded.

Up in the Air

Clooney charms and quips his way through another character too cool to be real, unless Clooney himself is like this in his personal life. This film is funny, timely, and covers the ground quickly as we take a look at today's business climate. I can see this winning an Oscar. Solid third film from Reitman.

Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans

A coked-up, goofball comedy under the guise of a hard-boiled cop film. If you understand what Herzog is trying to do (and succeeds to do) with Nicolas Cage in this film, you might love it as much as I did. It is above all, ridiculous, endearing, and unlike anything out in theaters.

The Princess and the Frog

Not a bad showing for the return to hand-drawn animation for Disney, but the major problem is the music. You don't leave the theater with any of the songs left in your head, or the urge to check out the soundtrack. Definitely a worthwhile installment, if just for the voodoo doctor.

It's Complicated

The premise, casting, and promotion for this film are fantastic, but the actual product falls short mostly by fault of the direction. I love that Streep can still open a film at 60, and her performance was worth the ticket price, but Baldwin and Martin feel like they are performing in different films.

Leatherheads
Leatherheads(2008)

Clooney pulls off a period film that feels like it was made in the 1930s. Comedic timing and style aren't for a modern audience, which is why it did terribly. This film deserves more attention.

We Are Marshall

Some really good McConaughey going on in this movie.

Funny People
Funny People(2009)
½

I saw this movie twice. Not because it was anything that spectacular, but I felt that it was one of the most realistic comedic films I've seen in a long time. Despite bouts of Apatow's family movies getting involved, and waaaay too many dick jokes, I thoroughly enjoyed the dramatic shifts in tone. While it was funny, I endulged myself in its sadness, and the fact that our main character's change is microscopic by the end...but it still happens.

The Hurt Locker

Without trailing off on an anti-war tirade, or even pushing its message on the audience, The Hurt Locker shows us the reality of life in Iraq. Ugly, exciting, and frightening all at once, the life of a bomb specialist does not fail to intrigue. Great performances by a couple of my favorite actors from We Are Marshall too.

Halloween II
Halloween II(1981)
½

As far as horror sequels go, this is among the best. Continuing from where we last left Michael and Laurie, the film shows how much havoc this evil creature can cause without anyone having a clue as to what exactly is going on (except Loomis). Simple, sensical, and scary, this is a sequel that makes a lot of sense.

District 9
District 9(2009)

D-9 is a disappointment for the idea of what it could have been instead of a non-stop scifi action movie. Though it starts wonderfully, with a concept that is interesting, while unoriginal, it slowly spirals into all action genre cliches. Prolonged executions with over-the-top dialogue, forced plot points, and unanswered questions why the main character makes the decisions he does. The one plus is that the action sequences are a lot of fun to watch.

Troll 2
Troll 2(1990)
½

Hilarious. Dramatic. Captivating. Everything you've heard about this film is true. Simply horrendous to the point of fun, and best served with a roomfull of people who fully understand the film's importance.

Y Tu Mama Tambien
½

Beautiful characters created out of realism and shot appropriately (on par with City of God). Addresses themes of boyhood, relationships, and sex organically, while keeping the upbeat fun of any other road movie. In the end, a true love story and a bittersweet tale of a final moment in honor of friendship.

Election
Election(1999)

Rose to the top as one of the films I see to be part of the 90's movie revolution, when films could be small, different, and popular. Payne makes Matthew Broderick a star again. Plus you see why Reese is one of the best actresses of the decade.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

Look out for Chris Klein's career-boosting performance as NASH!!

The Wrestler
The Wrestler(2008)

Mickey Rourke being a dude who's washed up. Definitely not a normal guy.

Valkyrie
Valkyrie(2008)
½

A well-made historical thriller lead by the continually solid acting of Cruise. Doesn't matter that you know the ending.

The Haunting in Connecticut
½

One of the better scares for a PG-13 horror film. It loses its edge when you realize everything is happening in the mind of a braincancer patient.

Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country
½

Every other Star Trek works for me.

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)
½

Couldn't ask for a better blend of old and new, nerdy and action-packed. Plus great performances and casting.

Frost/Nixon
Frost/Nixon(2008)

Ron Howard makes good movies. Nothing flashy in this soundly entertaining battle of wits.

Gran Torino
Gran Torino(2009)

The only gaping blemish on this surprisingly funny is the performance of the actor playing young Toad. His try at emotion is distracting, and a large contrast to the magnetism Eastwood omits. He reminds us of our grandfathers indeed.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
½

An unflawed performance by Pitt does not make up for the fact that this film lacks real drama. It is as meandering as it is predictable, while relying on a storytelling device that wastes our time.

The Lookout
The Lookout(2007)

Gordon-Levitt is a fine leading man, and plays a mentally challanged, yet seemingly normal young man without beating us over the head with drama. Great Jeff Daniels adds for a fun treat.

W.
W.(2008)

Great performance from Brolin highlights a film that may be a little too abstract to make the points we were all hoping for.

Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye(2008)
½

A clearly derivative plot and modest character development couldn't keep me from getting well-involved with this film.

The Foot Fist Way

Danny McBride is the only entertaining part of this niche indie. He really is a star.

Running Scared

An impressive Paul Walker steers through a fresh take at the world of mafiosos with kids. Especially liked the creepy child abusers and the hockey connection.

A Patch of Blue
½

Not the most realistic portrayal of black and blind people in the 60s, but I'll take it. A heartfelt vehicle for Portier, I enjoyed his scenes of internal struggle, trying to figure out where the relationship is going.

The Defiant Ones

Perfect premise for 1958 civil rights, but still falls short on real tension. Stakes aren't so high, but some damn fine performances.

Slumdog Millionaire

Though I am not a Boyle fan, this is by far a flex of his cinema muscle. A beautiful portrait of Mumbai and Westernization, it has much of the same mood and themes of my favorite "City of God".

Role Models
Role Models(2008)
½

David Wain's most commercial, accessible, successful film so far. I loved SWS, Rudd, and the world of LAIRE. Genuinely funny.

Quantum of Solace
½

Convoluted plot reminded me more of Moore's Bonds than Casino Royale. Clearly a man on a mission, we are left with a lack of clarity of who the enemy is and where our hero actually wins.

The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet)
½

Stunning cinematography, addressing the themes that will plague humanity forever. Hauntingly universal.

The Doors
The Doors(1991)

No one does Jim better. Captivating and very warm, its a damn fine biopic.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona
½

Only Woody could make a simple little movie about the musings of love and belonging, with this cast, and have it lead us nowhere. Spot-on performance by Cruz.

Road House
Road House(1989)

Directed by a guy named Rowdy - and boy, is it! There's a reason this movie is on television all the time. A rebel hero who rips guys' throats out and does tai-chi by a river is all I need in a movie.

The Monster Squad

The amount of children swearing in this film rocks. An amazing 80's film that would never get made in today's Hollywood market.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

Its hard to stop thinking about Maria Bello's fake British accent, and how much better Rachel Weisz was in the role of Evy. Plus, it uses its amazing special effects to compensate for little character studies. YETTIS!

Pineapple Express

Another Apatow production they do not know how to end. McBride and Franco are the real deal.

Michael Clayton
½

If you like legal drama, this shit is petrified solid. It is intrigue storytelling, and partly takes place in MILWAUKEE!

The Aviator
The Aviator(2004)
½

Masterful direction with Leo shining just isn't quite enough to keep me steadily caring in Hughes' jumpy story.

Step Brothers
½

Two guys piecing together a film with lengthened improvisations and overly silly scenarios make for the live-action equivalent of a Family Guy movie.

The Dark Knight

It's the most realistic portrayal of a known superhero to date. Covers deeper subjects of what evil means, and how people view their leaders. Sheer brilliance and great ensemble work.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

Clooney's helming debut is everything you want out of a dark biopic. Rockwell runs the gamut of emotions while still holding our interest in his mystery.

You Don't Mess With the Zohan
½

The beginning pumps you up for silliness that becomes less and less funny as the movie progresses.

WALL-E
WALL-E(2008)

Pixar picks up another hit. Making nods at plenty of classic sci-fi, this film mostly impresses with amazingly real animation and sylish cinematography. Cuter than R2.

Magnolia
Magnolia(1999)

PTA tried something here that was risky, and I still don't know if it paid off. But I do know that I loved it.

Hancock
Hancock(2008)
½

A very okay movie. Much of the story falls apart with some questioning.

To Be or Not to Be

Surprisingly zany comedy about the soberest events in recent history.

The Incredible Hulk
½

it's really tough to connect with a character who is so introverted, while not getting much screen time. Its a totally okay film.

The Happening

It felt like a dream. M. Night really outdid himself this time. NO! Not....plants!

Under Siege
Under Siege(1992)

Everything you want. Everything you need. Every Seagal inside of you that you wish you could be.

Speed Racer
Speed Racer(2008)

It would be hard to make a more accurate live action adaptation of a cartoon. A visual feast like nothing you've ever seen before.

Attack of the Giant Leeches
½

Watch it ready to laugh and catch a glimpse of the essense of low-budget '50s horror.

Into the Wild

Wonderfully colored adaptation of a great American novel. Emile Hirsch is intense and thoughtful. The almost documentary-like feel accents the realism of this mans spiritual journey through the West and beyond.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

The most dissapointing film i've ever seen. It almost seems like a practical joke how horrible this film turned out to be. For more thoughts, I'd love to chat with anyone reading this about where George Lucas went wrong.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)
½

Steady-rollin' action comic movie. Popcorn works for this experience. Also, Downey Jr. He works too.

Charlie Wilson's War
½

Tom Hanks proves once again why he's an American classic. PSH is a steady-rollin' comic relief.

Juno
Juno(2007)

Everybody sees the dialogue as Cody's gift to the world. Ellen Page is Wonder Woman of young actors. Didn't deserve an Oscar nod at all.

Baby Mama
Baby Mama(2008)
½

I guess I expected more absurdist humor from a Tina Fey vehicle. Still, you can't deny the chemistry of these two friends.

Clerks II
Clerks II(2006)
½

Doesn't hold a candle to the original. I felt like pressing stop a few times because of the ill-advised gross-out humor.

Clerks
Clerks(1994)

Hilarious dialogue and a couple of guys you're already friends with end up making you forget how low of a budget Smith had to make this. Not artzy, just cheap. Cheap and good.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall
½

Genuine dialogue highlights a story of a true good-guy trying his damnedest to be happy in love. Segel's genitals play a supporting role.

Ratatouille
Ratatouille(2007)
½

Inspires you to cook like no other film. Amazing "cinematography", with a real feeling of Parisian romance.

Scoop
Scoop(2006)
½

The acting is as good as the worst joke Allen makes as he meanders around the stunning Johansson like a creepy, perverted uncle.

Notes on a Scandal

SUPERB acting from Dench and Blanchett. The story is tame enough for the masses, while showing realistic lust.

Gattaca
Gattaca(1997)
½

Is this Blade Runner revisited or just damn good filmmaking?

Run Fatboy Run
½

Enough humor and Simon Pegg to be worth 8 bucks.

Atonement
Atonement(2007)
½

How can you expect the audience to be okay with getting swindled out of a story they thought was true?

Vantage Point

The simplest way to show a story from five points of view...show them all one after the other, then make it all about Iraq. Genius

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

A so very unconventional musical plot. Gothic, fun, blood, and more blood.

Once
Once(2007)
½

Beautiful little movie with really powerful songs. A nice indy package.

Sicko
Sicko(2007)

Take it with a very large grain of salt and call me in the morning.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Really quite funny if you accept it's main gags. Probably too silly for anyone other than Apatow to get it made.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)

Spectacular visual effects. A solid vision of an apocalyptic future. Feel bad quoting a critic, but definitely a clear merging of 28 days Later and Castaway. It really kept me from enjoying it too much.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

This is the kind of garbage Hollywood shoves down our throats because they know we will see it. Senseless plot, with very poor performances. Please don't see this.

Overnight
Overnight(2004)
½

Unbelieveable insight and truth. A warning label for anybody going into the business. Or just egomaniacal people.

Enchanted
Enchanted(2007)
½

Took no chances. A concept that could be made at any time in Disney's history surfaces now.

The Adventures of Robin Hood
½

Flynn's pretty fun, but an extremely run-of-the-mill adventure film.

Cape Fear
Cape Fear(1962)

Mitchum's cold, ice cold, liquid nitrogen.

Cape Fear
Cape Fear(1991)

Disturbing, wonderfully evil performance by DeNiro. Nolte is superiorly flawed.

No Country for Old Men

The Coens are clear masters of the craft. Subtlety and reason proliferate and wash over you in the audience. Thrilling performances.

Lions for Lambs
½

Both a exercise in acting and personal awareness. A real wake-up call.

Everything is Illuminated

Funny accents CAN show how the power of family.

Beowulf
Beowulf(2007)
½

Doesn't try to do anything more than amaze you. Plot makes complete sense and the action is solid. See it in 3D!

Death Proof
Death Proof(2007)

How many girls can sit around and talk like Quentin Tarantino? Too many without much of a idea of real plot.

Shrek the Third

I think they made money on this one.

L.A. Confidential

A movie I know I should probably like more. A good example of why shotguns work well in film.

The Darjeeling Limited

Wes Anderson making a Wes Anderson movie. Family, Art Direction, Slow Motion and all.

American Gangster
½

Dual stories with one character clearly lacking captivating interest does not work. AG shows us nothing we haven't seen.

Across the Universe
½

A plot strung together by people performing Beatles songs that are not as good as the Beatles. Leaves me with waaay too many questions.

The Brothers Solomon

Stupid...yeah. Funny...yeah. More silly, though. It'll keep you in the seat.

Red River
Red River(1948)
½

John Wayne doing his thing, only a little darker. Monty Clift's debut is a sign that nobody acts like that anymore.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Amazing cinematography, but why so long Mr. Leone? A classic that could be perfect if it were punchy.

Superbad
Superbad(2007)

Reminds me of a more hilarious, sophomoric, sexually-charged "Dazed and Confused".

Hairspray
Hairspray(2007)

Classic musical toe-tapping throughout. Still, completely predictable, but it doesn't take much away from the spectacle.

Rush Hour 3
Rush Hour 3(2007)
½

A few funny bits scattered amid jokes that were fresh ten years ago. Predictable and unneeded.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Non-stop. It still hasn't stopped, and I saw it yesterday. Damon fights a guy with a hardcover book (awesome).

The Simpsons Movie
½

Everything you can expect from the greatest cartoon of all time. Old themes, new topical jokes, and a surprisingly emotional turn of events.

The Wild Bunch

Peckinpah's use of zoom and slow-motion provides a fresh look at some fading classic film stars. Like most westerns I've seen, relies more on moodiness than an intriguing plot.

The Third Man
½

Nothing better than a tale of deception and Orson Welles. It feels almost like this film is "Citizen Kane"'s little brother.

Bad Taste
Bad Taste(1989)

An inspiration to any young filmmaker, or just any cheesy sci-fi horror movie fan. Hilarious.

Transformers
Transformers(2007)
½

Visually gratifying, spectacular CGI, and an impressive film. In a word awesome, though also one of the silliest films I have ever seen.

28 Weeks Later...
½

Opening is thrilling in an otherwise unimpressive sequel.

Disturbia
Disturbia(2007)

The beginning of a great adult career for Shia. He's got Spielberg on his side.

The Machinist
½

From the first frame on, Bale captivates you with his frail, troubled Trevor. Unbelievable dedication, plot much like Fight Club.

Live Free or Die Hard

Summer blockbuster on a massive scale. Impressed by still funny Willis and the surprisingly useful Long. The fighter jet was a little too much.

Ben-Hur
Ben-Hur(1959)

So epic, so grand, so large that it doesn't fit in one film...but they try to do just that.

21 Grams
21 Grams(2003)

Wonderful new vision in editing, though it takes longer for an audience to connect to the characters. Great transition into the amazing "Babel".

Paris Je T'aime
½

As vibrant as the city of lights, and easily accessible for the YouTube attentionspan, "Je T'aime" flows together in one of the most romantic films I've ever seen. Coen Brothers and Cuaron shine among many French dudes.

Ocean's Thirteen

Straight up fun with some of the biggest stars Hollywood has to offer. Hilarious, fast-moving, and everything you could hope for from a second sequel. Watch out for Casey Affleck in this one.

Vacancy
Vacancy(2007)

The director's name is Nimrod....and it makes sense.

Easy Rider
Easy Rider(1969)

Not only amazing that this film got made, but it was able to capture the feeling of unending struggle at the end of th 60's. Hopper is a wonderfully nutty dude, while still pretty sophomoric as a filmaker.

Shane
Shane(1953)
½

I don't see this film being much different from High Noon, Magnificent Seven, or Unforgiven. Stevens has done much better.

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)
½

Music was great. Plot was interesting, yet the realism in the features of the penguins, did not hold my attention. I wouln't watch it again.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Almost as good as the first, it, like many thirds of a trilogy, answers all of our questions. You can't help but enjoy the conclusion to a story you have invested so much time in.

300
300(2007)

Tries to be a "Gladiator" but falls a bit short in depth and emotion. Quite grand in scale for a film shot entirely on greenscreen soundstages. Fantastic art.

A Beautiful Mind
½

Crowe is magnificent in a biopic that explores someone more intriguing than a famous actress or musician.

Grindhouse
Grindhouse(2007)
½

It's a no brainer...literally. Planet Terror demands to be seen, while Death Proof should have had more Kurt Russell.

Blades of Glory
½

Pretty solid Ferrell ad libs. I was also impressed with Heder. He has a chance of shaking ol' Nappy Dyn off his back.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)
½

A perfect mix of funny and badass in an homage to the cop film genre while consistantly parodying itself. Intense because that's the only way to kick ass.

Dreamgirls
Dreamgirls(2006)
½

Miss Hudson and Beyonce's movie should have run away with at least something from Oscar.

Children of Men
½

Dystopian realism with two of the most mind-numbing long-shots I've ever seen.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

Didn't quite have it...CGI blew me through a wall.

Closer
Closer(2004)
½

Nobody adapts a stage play like Nichols. So true, yet full of lies. And plenty of Natalie Portman!

Pan's Labyrinth

If I can say perfect cinematography, then I will. Very worthy of the Oscar. Ivana Baquero steals your heart.

Thank You for Smoking
½

Quite funny, very well done, perfectly acted by Eckhart. Satirical of a PC generation finally coming of age. Also, good direction for Ivan Reitman's son.

Beyond the Sea
½

Spacey brings it. Never knew that Darin lived such a troubled life.

Raise the Red Lantern (Da hong deng long gao gao gua)
½

Breathtaking symmetry and color, but somebody fucked up the subtitles.

Teen Wolf
Teen Wolf(1985)

He surfs a fucking car!

TMNT
TMNT(2007)

The most cinematic cartoon I've ever seen, still staying true to the comics.

Zodiac
Zodiac(2007)

Arduous process

The Illusionist

Well conceived plot, with the ever important, somewhat predictable, twist ending.

Lethal Weapon 4

Excellent end to one of the best cop teams ever.

Maverick
Maverick(1994)
½

Classic example of the modern-made western.

Apocalypto
Apocalypto(2006)

Spectacular, visually amazing, and masterful shot selection. Solid film, yet makes you cringe at the bloodiness.

The Aristocrats

Outrageous, revealing, perfect little video of an evolving comedy taste.

Signs
Signs(2002)

Good old fashioned Hitchcock suspense.

In Cold Blood
½

Perfect adaptation.

Bobby
Bobby(2006)
½

Too many stars, too damn good.

Stranger Than Fiction
½

Pure inventive script and the performance of Ferrell's career.

Where the Buffalo Roam
½

Great performance by Murray, but lame plot. Obviously uses same style for character in Caddyshack.

Lost In Translation

I thought it was perfect after seeing it for the first time.

Vertigo
Vertigo(1958)

Not his best, as everyone says, but definitely more of an art film than his thrillers.

The 39 Steps
The 39 Steps(1935)
½

Clearly a beginning to Hitchcock's greatness!

Mallrats
Mallrats(1995)
½

Kevin Smith's best by far.

The Song Remains The Same
½

Leaves you to wonder if there was a storyline. Just show the music, guys.

It Happened One Night

Who said there was a Depression? Gable at his wittiest.

Grand Hotel
Grand Hotel(1932)
½

Semi-awkward early talkie. Fine story, but great acting by both Barrymores.

Battleship Potemkin

Pretty important, cool montages.

Employee of the Month

Sorry Danamal, this was rough to sit though.

The Departed
The Departed(2006)
½

Solid, solid (not liquid)

Ernest Goes to Jail
½

The best Ernest adventure.

The Kid
The Kid(1921)
½

Chaplin achieving high art.

Brick
Brick(2006)

this movie kicks so many kinds of ass. The classic P.I. story, juxtaposed in the world of high school couldn't be more involving.

Idlewild
Idlewild(2006)

Good music video, bad story

Hollywoodland

Ben Affleck playing someone interesting for a change. Well done. Basically the same as 'Chinatown'.

The Last Kiss
½

More relevant than Garden State, but less believeable. Braff, cool it with the Coldplay.

United 93
United 93(2006)

Realistic and intense

Commando
Commando(1985)

Unparalleled action. Arnold takes on an entire army with grenades and his wit.

Snakes on a Plane

Kenan Thompson on a Plane

Find Me Guilty

Who knew Vin Diesel could be this good?

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

All a build-up, with too many short plotlines. III should be great.

The Evil Dead

An inspiration in independant filmmaking, and Bruce Campbell has a unibrow.

Scary Movie 4

I think I'm getting dumber, cuz I laughed quite a bit.

Zombi 2
Zombi 2(1980)
½

A zombie fighting a shark....awesome! And a girl gets stabbed slo-motion through the eye.

Le Notti del terrore (Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror) (The Zombie Dead)

The movie has a midget playing a boy who molests his own mother. One of the most uncomfortable scenes I've ever seen.

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

My favorite unintentionally funny horror film. "GARBAGE DAY!"

A History of Violence

Horrible dialogue and pointless plot turns. Viggo somehow dodges numerous bullets. Plus, I have no idea how Bill Hurt got an Oscar nomination.

Mindhunters
Mindhunters(2005)

Chrstian Slater's death scene, and LL's one liners solidify this as the worst film of 2005. Why is Val Kilmer in this film?

The Break-Up
The Break-Up(2006)

Vince Vaughn, at the height of his career, carries this film.

Kindergarten Cop

He has a ferret in this movie...so do I.

Animal Crackers

My personal favorite Marx film. My favorite ending.

The James Dean Story

A poignant look at the life of a legend. Impressing early effort by Altman.

A Little Romance

Perhaps the most moving love story I have ever seen...purity like only children can bring.