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American Reunion

Much better than I expected! Re-visiting all the characters was a lot of fun, and the big comic set pieces were funny and well executed. Seann William Scott once again steals every scene as Stifler, and there are some heartwarming moments involving Jim's dad that I enjoyed. Overall, a worthy addition to the series that fans will enjoy.

21 Jump Street

Funniest movie I've seen so far this year. Non-stop hilarity for the entire 2 hrs.


A fun, intriguing adventure and a moving homage to the earliest days of cinema. An art-house film for kids. It's beautifully shot, wonderfully acted, and employs the best use of 3D since Avatar. This is one of the most intelligent family films I've seen in years. However, the movie is fairly slow-paced, and because it doesn't feature any dancing penguins, cartoonish action, stupid jokes or talking CGI animals, it's pretty much a given that most kids won't be too interested in seeing it. It's 5th place finish at the box office is proof that original and creative storytelling doesn't stand much of a chance against the usual tried and true, lowest-common-denominator family flick. And that makes me sad. Maybe I'm not giving today's kids enough credit, but the numbers speak for themselves. Thank god The Muppets is doing well, or all hope would surely be lost.

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)

Wonderful film! One of the best times I've had at the movies in months. The characters are just as lovable as I remember them, the jokes and sight gags are hilarious, and the musical numbers are great. One joke in particular caught me completely off guard and gave me the giggles throughout the final moments of the movie. I love when that happens. If there's any justice in the world, this flick will make heaps of money and warrant more sequels.


Cheesy as hell, but an entertaining popcorn flick nonetheless. The movie never takes itself too seriously, and the actors are clearly having a great time, which comes through in the performances.

Scream 4
Scream 4(2011)

Fun movie! Some good laughs, lots of in-jokes, star cameos, and pop culture references, not to mention a healthy dose of blood and gore. MUCH better than Scream 3 and arguably the 2nd best installment in the series (tied with #2). If you're a fan, you'll enjoy it.

Source Code
Source Code(2011)

One of the more intelligent sci-fi thrillers I've seen in recent years with a cool, twisty plot that keeps the viewer on their toes for the entire 90 minutes. Great performances all around, and a satisfying payoff. This is good stuff.


Surprisingly effective action/thriller. Dark and suspenseful with some terrific action sequences and a villainous performance from the always reliable Cate Blanchett.

Drive Angry
Drive Angry(2011)

Ridiculous plot, cheesy tough-guy dialogue, gory violence, explosions, gun fights, car chases, gratuitous T & A, a scene-stealing performance from William Fichtner, Amber Heard in a little pair of Daisy Dukes, and Nic Cage drinking beer out of a dead guy's skull....all in glorious 3D. Now THAT'S a movie!

True Grit
True Grit(2010)

Excellent! One of the best westerns in recent memory. Good story, authentic dialogue, brilliant performances from the entire cast, and that classic Cohen Brothers dark humor sprinkled throughout.

The Town
The Town(2010)

Proof that "Gone Baby Gone" wasn't a fluke. As a budding filmmaker, Ben Affleck has buckets of talent and it shows in every frame of "The Town". This is one of the best films of the year. Excellent pacing and suspense, great dialogue, and characters with depth that we care about. Superb performances from Jon Hamm, Jeremy Renner, and Affleck himself, as well as a handful of great supporting performances from the likes of Chris Cooper, Pete Postlethwaite, and Rebecca Hall. Not to mention some really cool heist sequences (robbing Fenway Park? Awesome!)

Piranha 3-D
Piranha 3-D(2010)

I had so much fun watching this flick! A filthy, shameless bloodbath full of relentless gore and a non-stop parade of gratuitous nudity, all in glorious 3D! The graphic mass carnage that takes place during the film's 3rd act is equal parts disgusting and hilarious. It's also one of the greatest horror set pieces I've ever seen, featuring buckets of blood, hundreds of screaming, flailing extras, and some amazing gore and make-up effects. Bottom line: the movie delivers exactly as promised. Alexandre Aja, I salute you!


Christopher Nolan is a goddamn genius. He blew my mind with Memento, The Prestige, and The Dark Knight, and now he's done it again with one of the most original and exciting films I've ever seen. In the Dark Knight, he re-invented the comic book movie. Here he takes your basic "heist" story and completely turns it on its head. It's an action, drama, suspense/thriller, mystery, and special effects blockbuster all rolled into one, with terrific performances from the entire cast. Particularly Joseph Gordon-Levitt who just about steals the show from headliner DiCaprio. The script is intelligent and complex, and like most Nolan films, it rewards you as long as you're paying attention. Incredible film. Can't wait to see it again.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Excellent! I'd easily rank it alongside movies like Seven, Silence of the Lambs, and Zodiac as one of the best thrillers I've ever seen. Don't expect any over-the-top car chases or ADD-style action. This one's a slow-burning detective story which gradually draws you into the mystery until you're totally sucked in and can't stop watching. The inevitable Hollywood remake will surely be a watered-down affair in order to meet the demands of dumbass North American audiences, and will most likely tone down some of the more graphic & violent scenes. So make sure you watch this one first. It's the real deal, and it's awesome.

The Girl Who Played with Fire (Flickan som lekte med elden)

Not quite as surprising as the first film. But it's a worthy successor nonetheless, and a very good thriller in it's own right. Because we already know the characters, the movie begins right where "Dragon Tatoo" left off, and puts us into the story right away without any need for too much exposition. It's a few months after the events of the first film and our two leads are thrust into a new mystery that delves more deeply into the disturbing past of our ass-kicking female hero, Lisbeth Salander. The books these movies are based on were written as a trilogy, so of course the movie ends on a bit of a cliffhanger. I'm excited to see how everything wraps up in the final film.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

Beautiful film. It's like a 90-minute therapy session about arguably the most difficult thing that all of us face: letting go and saying goodbye to your childhood. I'm a 35 year old man, and I'm not ashamed to admit that I got teary-eyed during many key moments in this film. Years ago my mom donated all my old toys to the daycare centre where she worked and volunteered. I'm still a kid at heart, and I can only hope that those toys are still being played with to this day and helping to ignite the imaginations of a new generation of kids.


Funny, foul-mouthed, and insanely violent, with stylish balls-to-the-wall action and great characters. The most fun I've had at the movies so far this year. Bring on the sequel!


Excellent black comedy/superhero flick, anchored by a fantastic performance from Harrelson. The dude is awesome. He makes you laugh and then breaks your heart all in the same scene. Part comic-book spoof, part psychological drama. I enjoyed it.

The Runaways
The Runaways(2010)

90 minutes is not enough time to get any kind of sense of who these girls are and the impact their music had on popular culture in the late 70s. The movie is based on Cherie Currie's book, so I guess it makes sense that the story focuses more on Currie than Joan Jett, which is too bad, since Joan is a far more interesting person to me than Currie. The director and screenwriter don't allow the story to breathe. 30 minutes of quick introductions and exposition and then suddenly they're world famous rock stars spiraling out of control with massive drug habits. How original. Despite all this, the concert scenes do a great job of capturing the energy of the music, and the two lead actresses are excellent. In particular, Stewart's portrayal of Joan Jett is dead on, and Michael Shannon is brilliant and funny as record producer Kim Fowley.

Hot Tub Time Machine

Hilarious! 90 minutes of inspired lunacy that doesn't pretend to be anything but a totally silly, over-the-top, screwball time travel comedy. Think of it as an "R" rated Back to the Future. Anybody who grew up in the 80s will love it.

Up in the Air

Exceptional film. The story completely sucks you in, the dialogue is smart and funny, and the entire cast is excellent. Clooney's effortless performance could potentially win him his 2nd Oscar.


Astonishing! Like nothing I've ever seen on screen before. Totally raises the bar in terms of visual effects and 3-D technology. Make sure to see it in IMAX for the full effect. It's a completely immersive experience and it literally feels like you're "in" the movie. The plot is your classic good vs. evil story with a fairly obvious environmental message thrown in. Sure, it's a familiar plot that we've all seen before, but trust me. You've never seen it done like this.

An American Werewolf in London

80s horror classic with a healthy dose of twisted comedy, not to mention some of the most brilliant gore & make-up effects ever created.

Night on Earth

One of my favorite movies of all time. A masterpiece of character and dialogue. There's just something about it that keeps me glued to the screen every time I watch it.


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Inglourious Basterds

Bloody brilliant! The movie is still swimming around in my head and there are so many cool moments to talk about. I'm gonna need a 2nd or 3rd veiwing before I give a detailed review. More to come later!

The Hurt Locker

Brilliant! One of the best war films I've ever seen. Incredibly intense, suspenseful, action-packed, and full of great comic relief as well. Jeremy Renner's performance is Oscar worthy.

Funny People
Funny People(2009)

Solid writing, terrific performances from everyone involved, and some very funny moments, but unfortunately the movie drags on for too long and lacks the effortless flow of 40-Year Old Virgin and Knocked Up. I love Apatow, but this guy needs an editor. Cut 30 minutes out of this thing, and it could've been brilliant.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)

Definitely one of the best comedies in recent years. The gags are frequent, hilarious, and totally over the top. Not to mention it's got a great cast with terrific chemistry. The ending credit sequence is one of the funniest things I've ever seen.

Drag Me to Hell

Loved it! Old fashioned horror/comedy at it's finest, with plenty of genuine jump-out-of-your-seat moments and skin crawling gross-outs. They don't make 'em like this anymore. Thank you, Mr. Raimi for breathing life back into the horror genre once again.

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)

Flawless! A non-stop ass kicking sci-fi thrill ride of the highest order with plenty of humor to go along with the action. Brings Star Trek into bold new territory without sacrificing any of the charm or spirit of the original franchise. The script is smart, the casting is genius, and the actors have a lot of fun with their roles. In terms of big summer blockbusters, this movie sets the bar for the rest of 2009.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

Not a terrible movie, but unfortunately it doesn't come close to the awesome-ness of the first two X-Men films. Jackman is fantastic in the role as always, but he needs a better script and a better director if he wants to make more of these.


They should show this movie in theatre schools and acting classes. It doesn't get much better than this. The performances from Streep and Hoffman are masterful. Amy Adams and Viola Davis are also excellent. I was riveted. Amazing film.

Session 9
Session 9(2001)

One of my favorite horror films of the last 20 years. Two hours of non-stop tension, suspense, mystery, and dread. Not to mention it's one of only two films where David Caruso's ridiculous acting style actually works. ("Proof of Life" being the other one)

Friday the 13th

Not exactly a faithful re-make, but it's got everything you'd expect from a "Friday" film: gory violence, a few genuine scares, and loads of gratuitous nudity.

Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father

This might be the most touching, heart-wrenching and infuriating documentary I've ever seen. I was an emotional wreck by the end of it. An amazing piece of filmmaking.

The Wrestler
The Wrestler(2008)

Beautiful and heartbreaking film about second chances and missed opportunities. Mickey Rourke is nothing short of brilliant.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

David Fincher steps out of his comfort zone and proves he can do fantasty in a very bizarre, but strangely beautiful film. Pitt does a nice job here, and Cate Blanchette is freakin' gorgeous.

My Bloody Valentine 3-D

Good old fashioned gory fun. It was everything I expected: graphic over the top violence & gore, gratuitious nudity, bad acting, and a silly story with plot holes you could drive a truck through. It's really nothing more than your standard run-of-the-mill slasher flick, but the 3-D gimmick more than makes up for the movie's shortcomings. Must be seen in a theatre for the full effect. Otherwise, don't bother.

Revolutionary Road

Excellent film, but unfortunately it ranks right up there with "Boys Don't Cry" and "Requiem for a Dream" as one of those rare films that I'll never watch twice, mostly due to the fact that it's so goddamn depressing. But the performances by DiCaprio and Winslet are incredible. They ARE the movie.


Very cool movie, and very intense! Despite what certain critics have said, Cruise actually turns in a great performance in the lead role. His American accent seems out of place at first (he's supposed to be German), but once the story takes over, it really doesn't matter. The pace is quick, the suspense is awesome, and the supporting cast is excellent. Great flick.


One of the greatest non-stop balls-out action/horror flicks in movie history. I could watch this thing a hundred times and never get tired of it. Sigourney Weaver got the Oscar nomination for a reason, as Ripley is quite possibly the coolest female character ever. And who doesn't love Bill Paxton. "Stop your grinnin' an drop your linen!"

Role Models
Role Models(2008)

Funny, funny, funny. The two leads have great chemistry and terrific comic timing. Pretty much every word that comes out of Paul Rudd's mouth is gut-bustingly hilarious. This one is right up there with "Tropic Thunder" as one of the funniest comedies of 2008, and easily rivals that film in terms of laughs-per-minute.

Quantum of Solace

Not quite as good as Casino Royale, but still a worthy addition to the Bond canon. The tone is dark, the action is fierce, and Daniel Craig is still the best Bond in the franchise's history. Overall a very solid flick.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Loved it! This is by far the raunchiest romantic comedy I've ever seen. I don't have an actual count yet, but I think they may have dropped more F-bombs than the South Park Movie. Smith's dialogue is excellent as usual and flies right off the page in great big bursts of laugh-out-loud hilarity. Rogen and Banks are perfect in the lead roles. But its Justin Long and The Office's Craig Robinson that steal just about every scene they're in. As dirty as this flick is, it's also got a big heart and is actually very sweet. Much like the majority of Smith's films. Bottom line, if you're a Kevin Smith fan, I guarantee you'll laugh yourself silly.


A good film with great performances and a very creepy story. What keeps it from greatness are the unnecessary "Return of the King" style multiple endings that seem to go on for way too long. A little more work in the editing room and this thing might have been a classic. That being said, it's still a quality film from a master craftsman at the top of his game. I've said it before and I'll say it again. Clint doesn't make bad movies. Angie rocks in the lead role, and the supporting cast is just as good. The cinematography and set design are amazing.

The Insider
The Insider(1999)

Hands down one of the greatest legal drama/suspense-thrillers ever made. Dare I say it's Michael Mann's masterpiece. There's very little action and the majority of the film consists of long stretches of heavy dialogue. And yet every time I watch it, I'm completely riveted. You can just feel the tension and suspense building as the story unfolds. Crowe and Pacino are both pitch-perfect in their roles, the direction and cinematography are top notch, and Mann's script kicks fucking ass. It's also one of the best films about journalism I've ever seen.

Burn After Reading

The Cohen Brothers have done it again. An strange and entertaining mix of hysterically dark comedy and graphic violence, featuring hilarious performances from the entire cast.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)

Jolly good fun! Funny as hell and gloriously violent.

Tropic Thunder

Non-stop laugh fest from beginning to end. The entire cast is hilarious, but Robert Downey Jr. and Tom Cruise steal the show. By far the funniest comedy of 2008.

Joe Strummer: The Future Is Unwritten

One of the best rock docs ever made. Fascinating, powerful, and emotional. This film hit me hard and I was almost in tears by the end of it. Not only was he one of the most brilliant artists of our time, but the guy was also a fantastic human being. Sadly, he left us way too soon. Great film.

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

An adequate thriller that certainly has some cool moments, but the story just wasn't weird or scary enough to be an X-File. That being said, it was still fun to re-visit Mulder & Scully one more time. Duchovny and Anderson were both terrific. Too bad they didn't get a better story. But my biggest complaint: Not enough Skinner!

The Dark Knight

Amazing! Cerebral, emotional, intense, and very dark, with breathtaking cinematography and killer action sequences. Christopher Nolan has elevated the superhero movie to another level with this film. Ledger's performace was astonishing and it would be a crime if he didn't get nominated for an Oscar. The rest of the cast was terrific as well, particularly Bale and Eckhart. I can't say it enough. Incredible film!

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)

Endlessly entertaining and visually stunning. As in the first film, Ron Perlman is brilliant in the lead role.


Crazy, violent, funny, over-the-top, and totally unrealistic, but that's why I loved it. The action scenes are incredibly inventive. McAvoy was great, as was Jolie and Freeman. Fun movie!

Get Smart
Get Smart(2008)

Hilarious! Carell was born for this role and the guy steals every scene he's in. The rest of the cast is terrific as well, and Anne Hathaway is ridiculously sexy. The plot is only there to set up the comedic bits, but that's not a complaint. I was laughing out loud all the way through.

The Happening

Don't listen to all those douchebag critics. This was actually a pretty well-executed message movie with great tension throughout. The story was believable, the performances were decent, and the death scenes were awesome. It's no masterpiece, but it's a big improvement over the dreadfully crappy "Lady in the Water".

Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden?

Funny and entertaining, but I didn't really learn anything I didn't already know from watching other documentaries on the same subject.

Grace Is Gone

A bit of a weeper, but Cusack gives his best performance in years. I don't think I've ever seen this guy phone it in. He's always solid.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Fun movie! Not the greatest Indy flick, but still better than Temple of Doom. It was cool seeing Harrison Ford in the role again.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

Highly entertaining movie from start to finish. Easily one of the best comic book adaptations I've ever seen. Robert Downey Jr. is brilliant.

Taxi to the Dark Side

One of the most disturbing documentaries I've ever seen. Even with all the evidence that's already come to light over the past few years, I'm continually astonished and horrified by the amount of atrocities committed by the evil Bush empire.

In Bruges
In Bruges(2008)

Hilarious, violent, joyously offensive, and surprisingly touching. Great flick!

Be Kind Rewind

A funny and heartfelt celebration of DIY filmmaking.

There Will Be Blood

Another brilliant and fascinating epic from P.T. Anderson. Daniel Day-Lewis absolutely OWNS this flick. His performance is incredible.


Great suspense for the entire 80 minutes. I loved it!

Charlie Wilson's War

Excellent movie! Stellar acting from Hanks and Hoffman, terrific dialogue, and a fascinating story.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Another comedic gem from Judd Apatow and company. Huge belly laughs from start to finish, and some very funny cameos.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)

Cool movie, but nothing mind blowing. Will Smith was solid as usual, but the CGI zombies were a little too cartoonish. The dog almost stole the show.


One of the best movies ever made about the power of music. Great story, flawless performances, and a killer soundtrack. Amazing!

Hot Rod
Hot Rod(2007)

Much funnier than expected. The Footloose parody, the "cool beans" scene, and Chris Parnell's explanation for his tatoo are all worth the price of admission.


An undisputed American masterpiece. Easily ranks as one of my all-time favorite films. Features some of the most memorable performances in movie history.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Loved it! One of the best westerns of the modern era. Killer performances from Affleck, Rockwell, and Pitt. The snowy Alberta backdrops were a nice touch.

The Mist
The Mist(2007)

One of the better horror/suspense films I've seen in quite some time. Plenty of good solid scares, lots of blood & gore, decent dialogue, and strong performances from everybody in the cast.

No Country for Old Men

Another masterpiece from the twisted minds of the Cohen brothers, overflowing with suspense, thrills, and dark comedy. Javier Bardem is creepy as hell, but Tommy Lee Jones almost steals the show. Best movie of 2007.

Into the Wild

What a beautiful film and a fascinating story. This is Sean Penn's finest work by a country mile. Terrific performances by the entire cast. Catherine Keener was excellent as usual, Hal Holbrook broke my heart, and I've got a whole new respect for Emile Hirsch. This film rests almost entirely on his shoulders, and he does a fantastic job The films also features some of most beautiful cinematography I've ever seen.

Eastern Promises

Great film! The story builds slowly, but the performances are stellar, the characters are interesting & well-written, and the violence is incredibly graphic. Cronenberg is on a roll!

Knocked Up
Knocked Up(2007)

Funny as hell. Much like Apatow's last film (40-Year Old Virgin), it's raunchy, but it's got a big heart and brilliantly funny dialogue.

Shoot 'Em Up
Shoot 'Em Up(2007)

Gloriously over the top and ridiculously violent. I loved it! Never could I have imagined so many clever and hilarious ways to kill a dude with a carrot.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Brilliant! Right from the opening frame to the ending credits, this flick doesn't stop moving. Easily one of the best action films of the last 10 years, and a perfect conclusion to the trilogy. Damon is awesome as usual.


An absolute laugh riot from beginning to end, and one of the funniest comedies I've ever seen.

The Simpsons Movie

Hilarious! I'm sure I missed a few jokes because I was too busy laughing at other ones. The first 30 minutes are worth the price of admission alone.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

For me this one is tied with "Goblet of Fire" for best movie of the series so far. Harry goes rogue and forms a posse to kick Voldemort's ass. What's not to love?


Very cool movie. Gorgeous visuals. This movie (along with Sin City, Lord of the Rings, and King Kong) prove that digital filmmaking has become a unique and brilliant art form, especially in the hands of a director that knows how to use it properly.


An intelligent police procedural that ranks up there with the best of the genre. The story is both riveting and fascinating, and the characters are very well written. The entire cast is brilliant.

In the Mouth of Madness

One of the most original horror films ever. Great story, cool effects, and some genuinely creepy and disturbing moments.


Don't waste your time.

Black Snake Moan

What can I say, it's a guilty pleasure. Sam Jackson's performance as a retired blues musician is awesome, and Christina Ricci brings a real warmth to her character, despite all the gratuitous nudity. She's just so damn cute.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

The golden standard of action-adventure films. A masterpiece of thrills, humor, and suspense. Indy rules!

Ocean's Thirteen

Very entertaining film. Not as solid as the original, but better than Ocean's Twelve. A nice return to form.

Live Free or Die Hard

Much better than I thought it would be. Great chemistry between Willis and Long, eye-popping stunts, and of course a generous helping of ass-kicking action. One of the best summer popcorn flicks I've seen in a while.

Letters from Iwo Jima

Eastwood outdoes himself once agian. An incredibly powerful and perfect film in every way. Ranks right up there with Saving Private Ryan, Platoon, Apocalypse Now, and Full Metal Jacket as one of the greatest war films I've ever seen.


One of the most original detective movies of the last 20 years, featuring an incredibly cool reinvention of 1940s film noir dialogue. Joseph Gordon-Levitt is a revelation. The first time I saw this, I didn't even realize it was him until about the halfway point. Excellent film.

28 Weeks Later...

Only one word can truly describe this flick: Intense! One of the rare occasions where the sequel is actually better than the original. Features the best death-by-helicopter-blade scene I've ever seen. Good gory fun!

The Commitments

One of the best musical/comedies I've ever seen. The idea of an Irish soul band is funny enough, but the actors and the script are even funnier, not to mention the excessive profanity. The music scenes are some of the best ever filmed. The actors are all real musicians, which adds an authenticity that the majority of music movies don't have. Great stuff!

"Say it once, say it loud. I'm black and I'm proud!"

28 Days Later

Cool and inventive update on the zombie genre. Good script, solid acting, and plenty of kick-ass action and gore. The opening shots of a totally empty London are awesome.

Cheerleader Ninjas

Stupid, but much funnier than expected. The rampant gratuitous nudity is a bonus.

Sin City
Sin City(2005)

One of the coolest things I've ever seen on film. The entire cast is fantastic (Mickey Rourke and Clive Owen are exceptionally brilliant). Great stories & dialogue, ultra-violent action, cool cars, hot chicks, and some great comedic moments as well. Oh, and I'm probably not the first one to say this, but I think Carla Gugino's body should be on display in the Smithsonian. That's right...the mom from Spy Kids. Wow! That's all I can say.

Pan's Labyrinth

Stunningly brilliant film about the power of imagination. Absolutely gorgeous visuals, outstanding performances (especially from the young girl), and an incredibly moving story all set to a killer musical score. Spanish is such a beautiful language.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

One of my all-time favorite comedies. Martin and Caine have awesome chemistry, and nothing makes me laugh harder than Rupret the monkey boy. Hilarious!

"Put the cork back on the fork."

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Best rock n' roll road movie ever made. Nothing else even comes close. It's so realistically done, you almost forget you're watching a movie. Hugh Dillon (real-life lead singer of the Headstones) is essentially playing an exaggerated version of himself, and he's absolutely perfect.

From Dusk Till Dawn

One of my favorite guilty pleasures. It's no classic, but it's a helluva lot of fun. It's almost like two movies in one: The first half is all Tarantino, and the second half is all Rodriguez. Put 'em together and you've got a great, gory ride. Salma Hayek's snake dance is quite possibly the greatest striptease scene in movie histroy.

Grosse Pointe Blank

Hilarious comedy and graphic violence. My favorite combination! Cusack is perfect, but Dan Aykroyd almost steals the show.

Bachelor Party

Hands down one of the best comedies ever made. Even by today's standards it's still pretty damn raunchy. Hanks is brilliant, and the donkey scene is one of the greatest things ever put on film. Pure comedy gold from start to finish.

Gangs of New York

Daniel Day-Lewis kicks my ass everytime I watch this. The dude is one hell of an actor, and if this movie had a wider audience, I'll be he would've single-handedly made top hats cool again.

Cop Land
Cop Land(1997)

Criminally underrated! Interesting story, cool dialogue, and rock-solid acting from the entire cast. Stallone is awesome. He should've been nominated for an Oscar for this role. Yeah, that's right, I said it.

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)

Best comic book movie I've ever seen, period.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

Very entertaining film, and a worthy addition to the franchise. Not as great as Spidey 2, but better than the original. Killer special effects, solid acting, some genuinely moving and funny moments, and last but not least, some magnificent cleavage from Bryce Dallas Howard.


A remarkable film about humanity and how we're all connected in one way or another. Awesome script and great performances from the entire cast. Tom Cruise is especially strong.

The Shawshank Redemption

A masterpiece, plain and simple. Nothing beats the gigantic smile on Red's face when he finally gets reunited with his friend. That scene never fails to choke me up.

High Fidelity

best movie ever made about working in a record store...and it's a great love story too. Jack Black steals the show.


One of my all-time favorite movies. I can watch this thing a hundred times, and I'd never get sick of it.

Almost Famous

An absolutely perfect film in every way.

Little Children

Great performances.

A History of Violence

Best film Cronenberg has ever made.

Reign Over Me

Awesome performances by Sandler and Cheadle.


A hyper-violent work of art. Best movie I've seen so far this year, and one of the best movie experiences I've ever had. I can't remember the last time I had that much fun at a theatre. Pure genius!

The Pursuit of Happyness

Will Smith was excellent. Other than that, this movie was average at best.

Blades of Glory

Funny stuff. Not great, but not bad either.

The Incredibles

Best animated film I've ever seen. Loved it!

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

Very good. One of the best (and funniest) animated films of the last 10 years.

Scary Movie
Scary Movie(2000)

The only genuinely funny movie in the series.

Ocean's Eleven

One of my all time favorite heist films. The cast is great!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Faithfull remake, but nowhere near as good as the original.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls(2004)

Thanks to Tina Fey's script, this movie was actually pretty funny.

Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman(1990)

Can't believe Roberts actually got nominated for this.


Not terrible, but far from great.

50 First Dates

Mildly funny, but far from Sandler's best.


One of my personal favorites, featuring some of the best battle scenes ever filmed.

The Day After Tomorrow

worst disaster movie ever.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

Amazing! Tarantino is a freakin' genius.

The Ring
The Ring(2002)

Very effective horror. A couple of scenes truly scared the hell out of me.

Saw II
Saw II(2005)

Some interesting twists made this one worth seeing at least once.

War of the Worlds

The cheesy happy ending ruined an otherwise decent thriller. Them tripods were freaky!

School of Rock

Jack Black at his best. Very funny film!

Meet the Fockers

Not terrible by any means, but still nowhere near as funny as the first one.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

Jim Carrey's funniest performance ever, and one of my favorite comedies.

American Pie
American Pie(1999)

Very funny movie. Gotta love Stiffler!

Wedding Crashers

Laughed my ass off! One of the funniest comedies to come out of Hollywood in quite some time.

Bruce Almighty

another 90 minutes I'll never get back. Steve Carrell was the only funny thing about this movie.

There's Something About Mary

One of my all time faves, and one of the funniest movies of all time.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Not as funny as the other two, but still pretty good.

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

An awesome spectacle of a film. Nobody makes movies like this anymore. Peter Jackson rules!

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

Not bad. It's like Lord of the Rings for younger kids. Nice special effects, and some good acting from the young actors.


A classic! I still can't believe Stallone wrote the script for this thing. Who knew the dude actually had talent??


Russell Crowe kicking ass. Can't go wrong with that.


Very good, but Spidey 2 was better.

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)

Loved it! Funnier than the first one.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

The best of the series so far. Love how these flicks keep getting darker and more disturbing. Think the next one will be R-rated?

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Best film of the trilogy. Kicked me in the ass right from the start, and didn't stop for 4 freakin' hours.


Special effects are amazing, but beyond that there isn't much there. Awful script, awful acting. Kate Winslet is still a goddess though.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Definitely the best of the prequels, but it still lacks the heart and soul of the original trilogy.