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Zero Dark Thirty

Zero Dark Thirty, director Kathryn Bigelow's most ambitious project to date, centers on an the elite American intelligence units that worked for years on end to find an eliminate one of biggest faces of global terrorism: Osama Bin Laden. A favorite at the Oscars, like Bigelow and writer-producer Mark Boal's last effort The Hurt Locker, ZDT is an edge-of-your seat thrill ride that starts out slow and builds up to the final sucker punch that is the final thirty minutes of eerie calmness the perpetuates the famous (albeit mysterious) raid.

A superb work of cinema in many aspects, this "true story" thinks on it's feet for the opening and closing acts, but I can't get over how uneven the tone feels, especially in the thick of the film. The torture and raids were effective and concise, which was where the movie operated best. Unfortunately, when you toss in Boal's heavy dialogue that bridges those two reels you run into some problems, especially when Jessica Chastain flexes her proverbial muscles by proclaiming "I'm the motherf***** that found this place" to the director of the CIA. I get it, I really do. Maya was the driving force behind Bin Laden's death and she is a fearless, confident, and ruthless operative - one of the best. But damn! That line made me laugh out loud at how absurd it was, and then made me squirm in my seat for a second or two when I realized how awkward and out of place it sounded. By no means did Chastain do a bad job as Maya. By no means was Boal's script not good. And by no means should Bigelow's direction be called into question. I just couldn't get over little sections of the film like that, of which there were too many by the film's end.

I enjoyed Zero Dark Thirty, but it suffered from an abundance of over-hype from audiences and critics alike, and by the end of the film I was left wanting more. But I have to give credit where credit is due - unlike The Hurt Locker, Bigelow wasn't out to make a statement. She let the viewer decide what to make of the film, it's contents, and how the most notorious terrorist in American history was brought to justice, and ultimately, that's more powerful than any commentary could have been.


Bravo, Ben Affleck.

He scored big in his first two directorial efforts Gone Baby Gone and The Town, and it appears that Argo will be no different. His attention to detail and instinct as a director is apparent in his latest feature, which chronicles the classified "Canadian Caper" CIA operation that took place in 1980 during the Iran hostage crisis.

The film opens up with the Iranian Revolution at a boiling point, as young revolutionaries storm the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in retaliation for America's sheltering of the Shah. As most of the staff is taken hostage, six evade capture and find refuge in the home of the Canadian ambassador. The opening scene takes a good ten minutes to play out, but the attention to detail is worth it. The anger and frustration of the Iranian people is palpable, as is the danger to the Americans inside. It's this early scene-setting that sets the tense mood for the rest of the film and really glues you to your seat.

The escapees' situation is kept a secret, and the State Department begins looking into extraction options. CIA specialist Tony Mendez (Affleck) is brought in on a consulting basis, and quickly exposes the weaknesses of the proposed ideas. While watching Battle for the Planet of the Apes that night, Mendez slowly puts together a cover story for the escapees, in which they are Canadian filmmakers scouting exotic locations in Iran. After consulting with his supervisor Jack O'Donnell (Bryan Cranston), the two contact Academy Award-winning make-up artist John Chambers (John Goodman), who in turn puts them in contact with film producer Lester Siegel (Alan Arkin).

Thus, the fake film "Argo" is born. Mendez is to extract the six escapees under the guise that they are all scouting for the movie. Chambers and Siegel set up a phony production studio, and the plan is put into action as the entire State Department holds its collective breath.

Argo works not only as a thrilling rescue flick, but also as a sort of period piece. It captures the fear and resentment of the time, both within the U.S. and Iran. These two worlds are carefully connected through radio broadcasts and TV newsrooms, using actual footage to heighten the realism. The escapees are well written and they act accordingly - I found myself unwittingly gripping the armrest and silently pulling for the six scared Americans. The use of montage and quick cuts helps keep some of the slow scenes interesting and your attention focused, which really says something about Affleck's ability as a director. Goodman and Arkin do a great job as the make-up artist/producer duo, and provide some comedic relief that compliments the somber tone that the film carries for most of its run time.

In the end, Argo was what I expected it to be. There might not have been that "wow" factor to Argo, and there might have been a few underdeveloped characters, but perhaps that's what makes it such an awesome and inspiring tale. These were regular people whose lives were on the line, and all parties involved pulled off the improbable. These were fathers, mothers, husbands, friends, who simply wanted to make it home in one piece. I feel this was best exemplified by one of Mendez's last lines, as O'Donnell tells him that President Carter says he's a "great American." Mendez responds, "A great American what?" O'Donnell simply replies, "I dunno, he didn't say."

Django Unchained

Simply put, Django Unchained was the most fun I've had at the movies this year. Quentin Tarantino's slavery epic apologizes to no one, and is raw in an unabashed sense that I as a viewer appreciated. Of course, Django isn't without controversy - the film has been met with disdain for its gratuitous use of the N-word, and hyper violence in the midst of tragic shootings that question gun portrayal in modern media. Yet audiences and critics are, for the most part, willing to overlook those things.

The film has made $125 worldwide as of this past weekend, and at the Golden Globes, Django Unchained nabbed trophies for best screenplay and best supporting actor. In fact, this is Christoph Waltz's second win in this category in as many movies he's done for Tarantino, repeating the honors that he also won for his portrayal of Hans Landa in 2009's Inglorious Basterds, which is considered by many to be one of the most prolific roles in recent history.

Though the story might be focused on Jamie Foxx's title character, Waltz steals the show as Dr. King Schultz, a German bounty hunter. It is he who moves the narrative forward, needing Django's help to procure a group of men that have made his bounty list. As King mentors Django, the newly-freed man proves worthy of the profession, and eventually makes his way to his wife's plantation to set her free. Leonardo DiCaprio was spot on as the twisted plantation owner Calvin Candie, and Samuel L. Jackson was nothing short of spectacular as Stephen, the white-loving African American servant. Don Johnson and Jonah Hill also have a great scene together as members of a pre-KKK raiding party that can't decide on whether to wear their hoods during the raid. If that sounds absurd, don't worry - you're right, and you'll love it.

But it is Tarantino's directing that is the real winner here, as lays out the 19th century South in a surprisingly accurate, if not over-the-top manner (which is Tarantino's bread and butter if you're familiar with his other films). Really, Django Unchained is a spaghetti western set mainly in Mississippi, something that was stylistically engaging and entertaining, in addition to being quite daring.

Not only were the visuals bold, bloody, and fun, but the soundtrack was a breath of fresh air paired with its subject matter. The use of hip hop in a slavery/western context was risky, but as Tupac accompanied a slow-motion shootout towards the end of the film, I couldn't help but smile, knowing that it paid off.

Unfortunately, the end of the film was also its weakest segment. Django would have been a much stronger and more concise film had it just ended thirty minutes earlier. Without ruining anything for those who have yet to see it, the ending is a whirlwind of violence that would have just as well been left out of the film, but hey - it's Tarantino, he does what he wants Had the ending been trimmed down, I would have easily given this film a perfect score. But Tarantino's most ambitious and successful film to date was still a visceral and entertaining thrill ride, and one of the best of the year.

Osmosis Jones

It doesn't get much more fun than Osmosis Jones. A film that is equal entertainment and education, Farrelly and Murray work wonders behind (and in front of, in Murray's case) the camera.

American Reunion

We all have a friend like Stifler; that guy that just refuses to grow up, who you know will try to keep the party going long after he attends his last fraternity party. Like a 30-something year old on spring break, American Reunion tries to fight the inevitable and as expected, has mixed results.

The opening scene carries with it a sense of nostalgia, as we are reintroduced to each of the characters one by one. Jim and Michelle are married with a kid. Oz is now a famous sports broadcaster. Kevin is a happily married, work-from-home architect. Finch is missing in action. Stifler is, well, still Stifler.

As one would expect, the East Great Falls high school reunion finds each of the characters reconnect with their old flames and tempted by new ones. Jim fights the urge to cheat with an 18 year old he used to babysit while Oz reconnects with Mia. Finch slowly falls for the ugly-duckling-turned-swan Selena, and Kevin runs into Vicky and begins to feel old feelings. As each of the guys begins reliving his past, the hilarity quickly ensues as the gang finds themselves in all too familiar scenes of sex, drugs, and embarrassing situations.

Obviously, it is these scenes that make the movie. Each old joke is rehashed and cherished, and at least a dozen times I heard the college-age audience laugh with delight at the memory of these corresponding moments found in the first three films of the American Pie franchise. But this is a double edged sword; Stifler's mom, warm apple pie, and the flute at band camp are lost on some of American Reunion's younger viewers. The film relies so much on its old gags that it forgets to make new ones.

Luckily, Jim and his dad Noah have their perpetually awkward discussions on the finer points of life, which take somewhat more meaningful and serious overtones in Reunion. This subtle addition helps to ground the potty humor and sexual innuendos and give the film more than one dimension. Not to say that the humor isn't funny; Sean William Scott steals the show as Stifler, providing more laughs and silly scenarios with his old high school friends than one can count while struggling in a battle against maturity.

With the humor of the first three movies relying mostly on the naivety and youthful nature of the young cast, American Reunion is charged with the almost impossible task of keeping the same humor relevant 13 years later with a matured cast, and though not perfect, it succeeds. Without giving any spoilers away, the film ultimately ends with our gang righting the ship as expected, and each of the characters finds his or her "next step" will be in the right direction. Though formulaic, American Reunion succeeds in making audiences laugh while feeling nostalgic, serving as a fitting end to the franchise.
(Two-and-a-half out of four stars)

The Hunger Games

In what was once North America, a teenage boy and girl are selected from each of the 12 districts that make up the fascist state of Panem to compete in the vicious Hunger Games. The Games, a punishment to the districts for past rebellion and a deterrent for future ones, is a yearly endeavor that the sheltered, shallow citizens of Panem's Capitol watch with great interest. Katniss Everdeen (Jennifer Lawrence), a talented hunter from the poverty-stricken District 12, does the unthinkable and volunteers to save her younger sister Prim, who's name is selected, from certain doom. She joins fellow tribute Peeta Mallark (Josh Hutcherson) in a fantastic journey to the Capitol along with mentor Haymitch Abernathy (Woody Harrelson) and the eccentric Effie Trinket (Elizabeth Banks). As the games draw near, Katniss is forced to rely on her instincts and will to survive. But if she is to win the Games and make it home to her sister, she will have to make choices that will test her morality, humanity, and love.
Rarely does a film do its written counterpart justice, and The Hunger Games is no exception - in fact, that is why the direction Gary Ross takes is so important. He leaves just enough out of the book to enthrall viewers who are not familiar with the world of Panem (this also cuts down on film time by quite a bit), but also keeps the narrative together and stays true enough to the novel to keep fans of the franchise pleased.
Jennifer Lawrence plays the part of Katniss Everdeen with a down-to-earth, shaky honesty, something she exemplified in critically acclaimed Winter's Bone. Every conversation she has, every decision she makes is convincing, even if the "star-crossed lovers" angle she and Josh Hutcherson is not fleshed out nearly as well as it should be.
Woody Harrelson quietly carries Katniss and Peeta through the Games as Haymitch Abernathy, the oft-drunk and unreliable mentor responsible for obtaining sponsors for the combatants of District 12. Harrelson is a smart selection for the role as the film version of Haymitch is much kinder and responsible, and it helps to carry the movie more quickly to its final destination.
But perhaps the most underrated star of the film is Cinna, played by Lenny Kravitz, as the stylist whom Katniss confides in. Kravitz quietly and powerfully plays the small but important role, as her perfectly portrays Cinna's optimism and confidence in his subject's chances to win.
The cinematography is stunning, as Ross worked the PG-13 rating to the best of his abilities, using blurred and hurried cameras to seize the brutal nature of the Hunger Games without relying on gore to make his point. The film, though well-acted and directed, was never sure of itself. It balanced well between bleak perspectives and optimistic outlooks, and it couldn't quite settle into a consistent tone; but, much like the tributes' feelings themselves, perhaps it's for the best. Without declaring its tone, The Hunger Games flows nicely along with Katniss's ups and downs and allows the viewer to feel the roller coaster of emotions that each of the characters experiences.
In the end, the film deserves a three star rating out of four. All the elements are there for the movie to be thoroughly enjoyable and gripping, keeping the viewer on the edge of their seat wishing to see more of Katniss and her adventures. Though some might think of The Hunger Games as an American conversion of the much bloodier Japanese cult-classic Battle Royale, I don't think the comparison is fair as each is great in its own right. The Hunger Games succeeds as the start to a fantastic series, and I can't wait for the next two installments in the newest series to sweep the hearts of young Americans.

A Knight's Tale

It is hard for a movie to be more fun than A Knight's Tale. Heath Ledger puts on a show as William Thatcher, 14th century squire who poses as his master, a recently deceased night, and begins traveling Europe as a jouster. Accompanied by his affable companions Wat, Roland, and Geoffrey Chaucer himself (Alan Tudyk, Mark Addy, and Paul Bettany respectively) Thatcher looks to win the jousting championship and the woman of his dreams, Jocelyn (Shannyn Sossamon). But first he must out-joust Count Adehmar (Rufus Sewell), a cowardly knight who wishes Jocelyn's heart as well. Ledger and Bettany are brilliant, and you cannot help but stand up and cheer as the team advances tournament to tournament. With a modern music soundtrack filled with guitar and attitude, this is one movie that will rock you.


It might be one of the longest movie experiences you will ever undertake, but I assure you that Gandhi will be well worth it in the end. A star cast with lead man Ben Kingsley playing the titular Mohandas Gandhi makes this film one of the best of the decade, and Gandhi's eight Academy Awards help solidify that claim. Kingsley's well deserved Oscar for Best Actor comes from his honest portrayal of a legend. In the context of history we often forget that Gandhi was, after all, a man. He had doubts about himself, his cause, and his country's future, and it is Kingsley's best performance of his life that elevates this movie to the highest echelon of achievement. A must see for any and all who wish to understand man's capacity for greatness in the search for what is right.

BloodMonkey (Blood Monkey)

This is what I get for watching Syfy at 3am. BloodMonkey might be on Ed Wood's level of bad films. Even more embarrassing is that Oscar winner. F. Murray Abraham (Amadeus) and Matt Reeves (director of Cloverfield and Let Me In) star in this mess of a movie. I highly encourage you to intoxicate yourself before watching this movie in the hopes that it might be more enjoyable.

Miss Representation

Less pretentious than informative, Miss Representation is an honest look at women in all forms of media through the eyes of Jennifer Siebel Newsom. As an actress on television shows such as Mad Men and Numb3rs, as well as a multitude of film and stage appearances, Newsom is no stranger to the image of women as portrayed by major outlets and multiple mediums. Miss Representation examines the stereotypes of beauty and success and inspires women of all ages to cast them aside and love themselves for who they really are. But what is most impressive about Newsom's directorial debut is that it uses a lighter feminist touch, opting to involve a variety of male perspectives to assist in the ultimate goal of making women's lives better through media reform.


Reluctant heroine Annie (Sandra Bullock) is the unsung star of Speed, which succeeds as more than just an early 90's action movie, but as a memorable film still watched and enjoyed today. It's not often a summer blockbuster achieves this much critical acclaim, but Speed deserves every accolade it achieves by implementing memorable characters (especially Dennis Hopper), intelligent writing and an action-packed pace that doesn't once fall below 50 mph.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Kind of slow.. I wasnt exactly a fan of these movies tho

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

To think that Peter Jackson would go from rookie effort Braindead, a gory, black comedy, to directing and writing one of the most incredible fantasy films to ever hit the screen is mind blowing. Perfectly cast, well written, and skillfully directed, Lord of the Rings - The Fellowship of the Ring hits on all cylinders on the way to four Academy Awards.

The Rock
The Rock(1996)

Michael Bay impresses with a Connery/Cage/Harris triple threat that dazzles throughout. The action scenes are enchanting if not utterly unbelievable (How does Nicholas Cage dodge that many bullets?). The plot, however, eerily is. The Rock fits perfectly into the 90's action movie atmosphere with big names, big guns, big explosions and big money.


As a poor man's Deep Impact, Armageddon is pretty much what you expect it to be; explosions, theatrical deaths and Bruce Willis being a badass. It's not the worst movie in Michael Bay's repertoire but that doesn't make it good. If you're into over the top action with a near-apocalyptic setting, have at it - I'll stick to the better disaster movie to come out of 1998.

Pearl Harbor
Pearl Harbor(2001)

Typical Bay; amazing action scenes with little necessary character development. The second half of the film is like watching a chick flick that adds nothing but fluff. What makes it even worse is that this ninety-nine minute movie feels more like 3 hours - Avoid at all costs.

Bad Boys II
Bad Boys II(2003)

I want so badly to like this movie. Will Smith and Martin Lawrence are great together, and the high-flying action is hard to dismiss. What isn't is the cockamamie plot, especially after the hour and a half mark. Had the film stopped there, or taken a different direction, we could see a much different critical response. But as soon as the bad boys landed in Cuba I gave up. Joe Pantoliano and Peter Stormare provide some comic relief, but it's not enough to save Bad Boys from mediocrity.

The Island
The Island(2005)

One of the few Michael Bay movies I enjoy, The Island is a sleek, futuristic action movie with great leads and an impressive action-packed plot. Admittedly, the script is awful, but the vision of this hidden world of clones is frightening and impressive at the same time. So close to being a great movie, yet so far away. Tip of the hat to Bay though, I didn't have any inkling to walk out on this one before the credits rolled.

Fired Up
Fired Up(2009)

I am ashamed to admit that I enjoyed this film. It is all over the place and has a less than coherent plot. Every line, every scene and every character is predictable, but that didn't stop me from having a damn good time watching a football player's take on American Pie.

The Replacements

It is hard not to cheer for this comeback story about a group of ragtag players who have nothing to lose. Keanu Reeves is surprisingly enjoyable as Shane Falco, a washed up quarterback who leads a pro team filled with amateurs to a playoff birth in the wake of a professional strike. With Gene Hackman, Brooke Langton, and much of the supporting cast giving performances that will make you smile, The Replacements puts together the right pieces and comes out an unlikely winner.


A cheesy and touching film, Hardball is not as bad as I expected. I remember watching it in the locker room ten years ago before winning a hockey state championship, so I have a soft spot for this Robbins-directed sports tale. Give it a chance, it's not as stale as it looks.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

I have no idea what happened in Revenge of the Fallen. Really, I don't. The script is still in shambles, Megan Fox is still as incredibly gorgeous as she is incredibly bad at acting, and Michael Bay reverts to the his time-honored theory that the more explosions he can pack into two and a half hours, the better his movie will be. If anything can be said about this movie, it is that Michael Bay missed a golden opportunity to earn critical respect.


Honestly, I wish I hated this film more than I do. Michael Bay always finds a way to ruin my enjoyment with some half-assed plot, terrible storytelling or exaggerated special effects and dialogue. Pen a more mature script and get Megan Fox out of here and Bay might have found himself with an intelligent little summer blockbuster.

The Matrix Revolutions

If only Warner Brothers would have left the first two films alone. This third installment trashes the franchise by taking the stylish, post apocalyptic sci-fi/fantasy scenario and turning on its head. The Matrix Revolutions adds an interesting depth to the story, but tarnishes the seeming reality of this world by multiplying Agent Smith and giving Neo god-like powers, with a final fight taking place in a realm I wasn't sure existed, even in the Matrix. The series limps to a the finish as Revolutions comes at the viewer loudly, but packs little punch.

The Matrix Reloaded

An adequate addition to The Matrix franchise, Reloaded expands the boundaries and raises the stakes in this. Whether you enjoy the hopeless tale of the remaining freedom fighters or the aesthetic pleasure of Neo's incredible fights scenes, there is something for everyone to enjoy. If only the Wachowski brothers had ended the series here.

Mr. Deeds
Mr. Deeds(2002)

If Capra's beloved film had never existed, this movie would have been a little more respectable. The slapstick humor and half thought out plot are average at best, but Adam Sandler charms as small town Longfellow Deeds. The scenes with John McEnroe and John Turturro are the highlights in a movie that ended up being better than I expected.

Date Movie
Date Movie(2006)

Not that funny, but then again I'll give any movie a chance. Date Movie didn't deserve my chance, however. The fact that they marketed it as "from two of the six writers of Scary Movie" says it all. My advice to potential viewers? Grab a shotgun, add this to your list of spoof movies you never want to see, and find a nice open field to practice your skeet shooting.

Balls of Fury

A few cheap laughs help bridge the gap of some really unfunny scenes. Dan Fogler is less than stellar and Christopher Walken threw me for a loop as Feng. Long story short, don't waste your time on this one.

I Am Number Four

Fresh and fun sci fi story with some great action sequences and effects. So why is this film rated so poorly? Two words: Michael Bay. As usual, Mr. Bay comes in with a large budget and narrow focus to create a noisy pile of nothing. With laughably written characters, cliche dramatic scenes and a grand total of 5 minutes devoted to character development, "I Am Number Four" was doomed from the start. Throw out the Bay, take a few million from the special effects to hire actual writers, extend the movie by 30 minutes to explain some of the narrative and intricacies that could have made this movie great, and for the love of Pete develop the characters! If all of this would have been changed (easily do-able I might add), this movie would have been a hell of a lot more than what it settled with.

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch(2011)

This movie polarized audiences and critics alike, myself included. Sucker Punch was one of the most visually stunning movies I've ever seen, but the poignant (and slightly murky) plot left me a little dizzy. By immersing yourself into the dark, twisted, fantasy that is Sucker Punch, you appreciate the direction Zack Snyder took to bring the film to its ultimately sad, yet fitting end. If you give it a chance, Sucker Punch is worth the kick in the head.

Live Free or Die Hard

Bruce Willis returns as the hardened veteran cop John McClane in arguably the most enjoyable entry into the Die Hard series. Great acting and action and it kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time, but the superb script is what makes us realized why we missed McClane so much. Live Free or Die Hard is one of the best action movies of the year, and it would be a crime not to see it.

The Simpsons Movie

It is never easy to review a cartoon-turned-movie, but The Simpsons Movie made it easy as Homer and the gang please the crowd with time honored antics and Duff galore. If there is anything still holding you back from seeing this film, I give you two words; "Spider Pig."

Ocean's Thirteen

If you loved the first two, you will love Ocean's Thirteen. Al Pacino is a welcome addition to the already phenomenal cast, and the boys are back in town to do one final job. Don't miss the final chapter of the amazing trilogy that keeps the spirit of the Rat Pack alive.


Not what I expected at all, with an even bigger twist the last 30 minutes. One of my favorite Will Smith roles, and an ending that will make you smile, Hancock is a summer blockbuster with intelligence AND flare; a surprise success.

American Beauty

One could argue that every actor and actress involved in this film was at the very peak of his or her game. Kevin Spacey is brilliant as Lester Burnham in a performance that the viewer will not soon forget, as he lusts after Angela Hayes (Mena Suvari) in the final year of his life. Coming to terms with his mundane existence, Lester distances himself from his monotonous job and his cheating wife as he dreams of roses and takes up smoking weed. The ending (and the twist) is pure psychological film material, in the realm of greats like Stanley Kubrick. But what's most amazing about American Beauty is that it says a lot about what's expected of us, and what we really want from life.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

One of the few superhero movies in recent memory that was worth seeing in theaters, Iron Man blends charm, humor, and action perfectly as leading man Robert Downy Jr. plays the titular Tony Stark. There is not a better man in Hollywood for the playboy/superhero... and Jeff Bridges can play a bad guy! Terrence Howard and Gwyneth Paltrow are strong supporting actors as well. Michael Bay, take notes; this is how an action blockbuster should be.


For a movie I saw on the SyFy Channel, I am surprised that it kept my attention the entire time (barely). But plot holes and conventional horror cliches keep Abominable in a laughable category, which would not have been a bad thing if Ryan Schifrin was going for that image. Too bad he was not; the fact that Abominable takes itself seriously means that I cannot.

Ice Spiders
Ice Spiders(2007)

Do I have an intense fear of spiders? Yes. Did I laugh my ass off the entire way through this film? You bet I did.

Resident Evil: Extinction

The T-Virus goes global in the third installment of the Resident Evil franchise. Alice embraces her new found superhuman abilities as a group of ragtag survivors traverse a zombie-torn America. Aside from the stunning apocalyptic landscape, there's not much else to write about; Pass this one up.

Resident Evil: Apocalypse

A decent sequel to the sub-par original, Resident Evil: Apocalypse takes Alice to the streets of quarantined Raccoon City as the T-Virus has spread to the surface. I wish I could tell you that the acting was better than the first, but I would be lying something awful. The only redeeming quality this film has is the relentless cop vs. zombie action, and even that eventually gets boring once the Lickers and the Nemesis show up; not to mention the dizzy, blurry slow-mo shots that happen every five minutes. If you've seen the first one, you might as well invest in this one too... but it's going to be a long ninety-four minutes.

Resident Evil

Zombie movies are a guilty pleasure of mine, so I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy Resident Evil. B-movie action and hollow acting abound in this survival horror movie that puts an interesting spin on the conventional zombie horror story, as the Umbrella Corporation unleashes the deadly T-virus in the secret underground facility known as The Hive. However, the ridiculous plot and lack of character depth found me leaving the theater in a zombie-like state not far from that of the monsters Alice and gang seek to escape. Resident Evil is worth a view at three in the morning for a cheap thrill and not much else.

Yes Man
Yes Man(2008)

Carey and Deschanel are average in a movie that's founded on a funny principle but just comes a little short in dialogue and plot. Great laughs though, worth a rent.

The Bucket List

The Bucket List, starring Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman, tells the tale of two dying men from opposite sides of the tracks who decided to have fun with what remaining time they have. It takes a great idea and goes nowhere with it, even with the presence of Nicholson and Freeman. The highlight of this film is the interest director Rob Reiner takes in the relationship both men have with their families as well as with each other It will make you laugh and make you cry - but not nearly enough to warrant a second viewing.

The Hangover Part II

I'd be lying if I said I didn't enjoy it. But even the outrageous laughs and ridiculous situations couldn't hide the fact that this was the exact same movie as the first, just in a different city. As sequels go it was a halfway decent follow up to the first, but it didn't quite reach the same echelon as its counterpart.

Wedding Crashers

Comedies are meant to be funny, first and foremost. Wedding Crashers made me uncomfortable more often than it made me laugh, which was a pretty big obstacle to overcome for me to give it a positive score. But when the Frat Pack duo of Owen WIlson and Vince Vaughn got me to laugh, I laughed hard. It's a good movie in it's own right, but ultimately I feel Wedding Crashers is a quintessential over-hyped comedy that gets more credit than it really deserves.


Give Hitchcock control and he will work wonders, as he does in Notorious. Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman play wonderfully off of each other as forbidden lovers T.R. Devlin and Alicia Huberman in a perilous, post WWII spy game on the sandy beaches of Rio de Janeiro. The love scenes between Grant and Bergman are spectacular, as are the scenes with Alexander Sebastian (Claude Rains) and his mother Madame Sebastian (Leopoldine Konstantin) plotting to kill the the damsel in distress; that is, until Devlin sweeps Alicia off her feet and out of harm's way, and the two profess their everlasting love.

It's a Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life is the greatest feel-good movie of all time. It is the simple story of how one man makes a difference, and Frank Capra could not have have done a better job telling George Bailey's tale. Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed shine throughout, and Henry Travers lightens the mood as wingless angel Clarence. If this is not on your list of annual Christmas must-sees, I feel sorry for you.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Say what you want about the newest Star Wars trilogy, but Episode I is even more impressive in 3D. Impressive fight scenes and a detailed story make The Phantom Menace a winner not just as a Star Wars film, but as a movie in general.

Flight of the Phoenix

Another useless Hollywood remake. No character development, no interesting plot developments, no anything worth caring about. If you really want to be thrilled by a sandy survival flick, check out the original Flight of the Phoenix.


"I would never barf in your urn, Brenda."
Choice. Ellen Page solidifies herself as one of the best young actresses of our time with a strong performance, alongside an equally strong cast, in a creative teenage pregnancy dramedy that wowed critics and audiences alike. Diablo Cody's witty and often awkward script dovetails Jason Reitman's direction perfectly. With four Academy Award nominations, including a win for Best Original Screenplay, Juno is a surprise hit that everyone should see.

The Rum Diary

Johnny Depp has another strong showing as Paul Kemp, an alcoholic journalist in the 1950's who escapes to Puerto Rico for a slower paced life, but gets more than he bargained for. Aside from a few fun scenes, The Rum Diary doesn't have any real substance that makes you want to watch it intently all the way through. It's a perfect popcorn-and-friends flick, but it's easily forgotten; by the end of the movie I had wasn't sure if the two hours I spent on it were worth it.

The Natural
The Natural(1984)

The Natural is pure Americana through the eyes of Roy Hobbs (Robert Redford), as a 35 year old rookie looking to succeed as the greatest underdog the game has ever seen. Strong acting and dialogue throughout make The Natural enjoyable to anyone who watches (I don't particularly like baseball), but it is Levinson's use of dramatic lighting and Newman's score that make this movie a real winner.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

There's no denying the chemistry between lead men Paul Newman and Robert Redford, but it is George Roy Hill's direction and William Goldman's Academy Award winning screenplay that really pushes Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid to classic status. The use of the silent movie intro and final imprinting of the duo on the screen as they meet their demise help to give the movie a surreal feeling. This film was good, but it could have been great if Hill would have chosen a mood and stuck with it throughout the film. Nevertheless, Newman and Redford (and Katherine Ross as well, though in a much more supporting role) shine in a fun experience that has aged quite well for a movie from 1969.

The Game
The Game(1997)

David Fincher's follow up to Se7en is like a huge puzzle that's missing a few pieces; it doesn't quite make sense or live up to the picture on the box, but you had a great time with it anyway. The Game just has a few too many inconsistencies to be great. But the ending makes it well worth the ride.

The Sterile Cuckoo (Pookie)

Critical response be damned. I know this movie had its moments. Between the writing, some well drawn up scenes of the lovers Pookie and Jerry (especially the ending), and Pookie herself (Liza Minnelli), this movie had a lot going for it. But enjoyment must factor into the review somehow, and I've never found myself wanting a movie to be over more than I did when watching The Sterile Cuckoo. Liza Minnelli does such a great job of playing this eccentric oddball that I found myself looking for something to throw at the TV screen, hoping it might knock some sense into her. If an actress can stir up this much emotion, even if it is negative, it means she's doing something right. The problem is that you usually want to feel this way about the antagonist, not the protagonist, so I place that blame on Alan Pakula's direction. Then there's Jerry, portrayed by Wendell Burton as a college freshman so apathetic and in need of female attention that he puts up with Pookie the entire film, tricking himself into thinking he's in love with her when in reality, there's about a thousand girls at this same college who would obviously be better choices. And don't get me started on "Come Saturday Morning." I don't care if it was nominated for Best Song at the Academy Awards, if it had been played even once more during the film, I would have hurled the DVD out of the window, discus style. I appreciate the attempt at a heartfelt college dramedy, but there was so much off-key with this movie that I found myself counting the seconds go by as the movie dragged on.


Fritz Lang's Weimar classic is perhaps one of the greatest psychological thrillers ever made. Placing the morality and sanity of some characters in question, M crescendos with Peter Lorre's child murderer begging for compassion in a kangaroo court of the city's criminals. Lorre puts on a brilliant performance, and M is solidified as one of the best black and white films to ever be made; A must see.

Black Dynamite

Black Dynamite finds its place with the Blaxploitation films of the 70's, pitting the titular character against the thugs and villains that killed his brother and got the neighborhood kids hooked on smack. Almost every line out of Michael Jai White's mouth a one liner, and it couldn't be funnier. Easily one of the funniest movies of 2009. And if you disagree, you're one jive turkey.

V for Vendetta

"Remember remember the fifth of November / Gunpowder, treason and plot. / I see no reason why gunpowder, treason / Should ever be forgot."
In the tradition of George Orwell's dystopian future, James McTeigue brings Guy Fawkes back in style as the liberator of an oppressed, fascist Great Britain. The politically heavy plot makes this movie good, but it is the script, dialogue and character development that make this movie shine. Hugo Weaving (V) was brilliant every second he was on stage, and it was the self-discovery and acceptance of he, Evey, and Finch that solidified V For Vendetta as one of the best dystopian films of the decade.

The Big Lebowski

"The Dude abides... I don't know about you, but I take comfort in that."
This case of mistaken identity ends with The Dude (Jeff Bridges) unfolding a kidnapping scam after a bizarre series of events. Walter and Donny (John Goodman and Steve Buscemi respectively) create a perfectly balanced trio whose antics and bowling keep the movie on pace and interesting at every new plot twist. Though convoluted and trippy, The Big Lebowski is one of the Coen Brothers finest works, and arguably their most fun.

Real Steel
Real Steel(2011)

Just like Charlie Kenton and his bot Atom, Real Steel is the flawed underdog that the audience can't help but cheer for. The relationship between Hugh Jackman and Dakota Goyo was awkward at best, but with the backdrop of robot fighting it suffices. The real winner here is the connection of man and machine. Each fight was more entertaining than the last, with the Atom v. Zeus bout capping off the action in the most entertaining comeback story I've seen in months. It could have been much better, but Real Steel is a welcome addition to a long list of enjoyable movies taking place in the ring.

The Paper Chase

When I think law school, I think The Paper Chase. This film is led quietly by Timothy Bottoms, as the quiet and determined Hart as a new Havard law student. The movie isn't thrilling or groundbreaking, but John Houseman's performance as Kingsfield kept my interest peaked throughout the entire movie as a brooding and stern old man whose goal is to get the most out of the over-caffeinated, sleep deprived student body. After a strenuous relationship with Kingsfield's daughter and study group drama all year, Hart realizes it is not Kingsfield's approval he's after, but his own.


Sadly miscast and utterly un-enjoyable, College can't find its stride, most likely because it's about ten years late to the game. It plays like American Pie 9 with about a third of the laughs; Lord knows what MGM was thinking. College is doomed to be played on Comedy Central at 4am for a few years before being completely forgotten.

The Boondock Saints

An interesting take on vigilante justice sweeps Boston as two Irish Catholics start offing local thugs and criminals. The Flanery and Reedus do a decent enough job, but it's Willem Dafoe who steals the show as an eccentric yet calculating gay FBI agent with a passion for Puccini's musical talents. Definitely a fun movie to watch.


Classic Keaton, though I'm not a Keaton fan. His affect is too flat, and I just cant get into the movie. The ending redeems it though, as Buster excels at every sport he failed at prior. I still prefer this to most comedies of today.

Good News
Good News(1947)

A high spirited musical that shines a light on college football's impact on college in the 1920's. Peter Lawford and June Allyson dazzle, as does the entire cast (especially in the dance numbers). Rarely do I enjoy musicals, but when it involves a member of the Rat Pack, it's got to be good.

Horse Feathers

The epitome of Marx brothers comedy, Horse Feathers is the best of Groucho, Chico, Harpo, and Zeppo. Satirizing the college experience in the early 30's, Groucho becomes the newest president of Huxley College. In order to secure a long tenure at Huxley, they must win their first football game in decades. Enter Chico & Harpo, mistaken as football stars, to save the program and Groucho's employment. Hilarity ensues as the Marx brothers attempt to court the college widow, adjust to college life, and play rival school Darwin in the big game. Witty comedy and slapstick humor abounds, making Horse Feathers a favorite comedy of mine.


As Great Britain's first "talkie", Blackmail employs a wide array of technical advances and innovative camera techniques that transform a rather mundane murder mystery into a thrilling and suspenseful movie. Alfred Hitchcock's heavy-handed direction pays off as it so often does, with a movie that helped to define a genre. Granted, it has aged a bit, but watch with an open mind and one will find it an enjoyable experience. If you call yourself a fan of thrillers, you have to see Blackmail.

The Great Train Robbery

The Great Train Robbery is arguably one of the most impressive achievements in the field of film and cinematography, and the impact it had on the social scene in America (let alone how films would become such an important part of everyday life a century later) is unparalleled. Did I enjoy it? Not particularly. But it's unfair to judge this short film by modern standards. With no real plot development ever having been attempted, this film was revolutionary. Hand-coloring was even used in some scenes including the gun smoke, giving it an aesthetically pleasing feel. Editing was also unheard of, making this film all the more impressive. Taking all of this into account, one can only conclude that this film ranks up there as one of the most influential films ever created.

Dinner for Schmucks

Dinner for Schmucks has its moments. Problem is, there aren't many of them.


Red succeeds where others action/comedies fail, through clever writing, an entertaining direction, and perfect casting. The actors never take this film too seriously, yet they can make you feel a range of emotions. And lets face it: Malkovich is f****** hilarious. The delicate balance of over-the-top ass kicking action, almost believable characters that you root for, and some comedic scenes that make you laugh out loud elevate Red to one of the best action/comedy films of 2010, and an enjoyable two hours that will make you smile at these ex-killers' antics.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Gary Oldman quietly carries this stellar and VERY subtle film dealing with a Russian mole in the "Circus," the very top of the British Intelligence. It took the better part of an hour to get going, but once it did the top notch ensemble cast, smart writing, and expert cinematography ultimately made this movie a success. Even the variety of music helped to reinforce the ever changing mood of the film. Though not a fan of Le Carré's novels (I admit I'm not well read on international spy novels), my mother of all people is, and she too was intrigued and satisfied with the movie, especially the ending. The rest of my family, however, was not. Which goes to show that this type of movie isn't for everyone. The slow start, mirky plot, and lack of audience clarity throughout the movie can definitely be off-putting. But if you give it a chance, you might be pleasantly surprised by one of the most original international thrillers I've seen in awhile, where explosions are replaced with striking dialogue and I couldn't have been more enthralled.

Scooby-Doo on Zombie Island

A childhood favorite that scared the hell out of me as a kid. Though at times it's absurd, Zombie Island takes what makes Scooby-Doo great and adds legitimate baddies for an hour of creepy cartoon fun.

Futurama: Bender's Game

Like the other movies, it's not quite as good as the show. And this one strays so far from familiar territory that it becomes a little excessive. But in this case, excessive can be fun.

Futurama: Bender's Big Score

A great reintroduction to Futurama. A little jumbled, but hey; it's the first sign of Bender and the gang in years, I'll take it.

Futurama: The Beast With a Billion Backs

It isn't quite up to snuff compared with the series, but Beast keeps Futurama fans (and comedy fans in general) entertained and caring about these characters we've missed so much.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

Though not as enjoyable as the first installment, "A Game of Shadows" finds its stride with the quirky Holmes and his steadfast companion (although reluctantly so) Watson. Downey Jr. and Law are once again at the top of their respective games, though sadly Guy Ritchie was not. Ritchie took everything that made the first movie original and fun and simplified it for the sequel, leaving out the detective work that one had to do to understand the first movie at its climax. Much to my chagrin, this series was turned from sleuth to blockbuster in a matter of minutes with the scene on the train and the chase in the woods. Luckily, the acting and writing was still top notch and it retained enough elements of the first to keep my eyes glued to the screen. Also, being a fan of the BBC version with Jeremy Brett, I always enjoyed the waterfall scene with Holmes and Moriarty plunging to their assumed deaths, and the final scene with Holmes and Moriarty analyzing each other's moves in slow motion was a brilliant scene, though I wish that Ritchie wouldn't have blatantly shown Holmes at the end. If he had left it to the imagination (perhaps Watson coming back to find the "?" with no sign of Holmes), I would have been a little happier. All in all, a a satisfactory sequel for the greatest detective the world has known.

Striking Distance

Bruce Willis movies are a guilty pleasure of mine. But prejudice aside and being objective, this movie fell pretty flat on it's face. It had a great cast, but it just couldn't sort itself out. Not a bad summer-couch-2am movie, however.

Miracle on 34th Street

A Christmas classic. Just believable enough to fill you with holiday cheer. An equally compelling courtroom drama, it's sure to make you smile.

Dark City
Dark City(1998)

A faster paced "Blade Runner", yet it lacks closure (which adds to its mystery, and it's up to the viewer to decide if that's a good or a bad thing). A thinking man's sci-fi movie nevertheless, and for that I thoroughly enjoyed it. The dark world that Alex Proyas immerses us in is startling. And very real. Even though the special effects aren't quite up to par compared with today's future-set movies, the character development is phenomenal. The trio of Kiefer Sutherland, Jennifer Connelly and William Hurt is fantastic and they anchor the movie, making it believable and accessible. The whole experience is insanely original, and the ending is strangely satisfying. Easily one of the best futuristic thrillers in recent memory.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)

After multiple views, and never having seen "The Last Man On Earth" or "The Omega Man", I have to say I really enjoy this movie. Smith is flawless and though I didn't think this movie would be that scary I found myself jumping out of my seat multiple times. Great effects and storyline, though I was disappointed in the ending as it was nothing like the book or the previous movie entries. A real treat, however, is the alternate ending on DVD. Though it doesn't replicate Matheson's original vision from the novel, it keeps its spirit alive with a much more emotional and profound finale to "I Am Legend", and I think it helps to wrap the movie up much more cleanly, ultimately making it a better product. While I still don't know whether to include "I Am Legend" in my top ten movies of 2007, if the alternate ending would have been the primary ending it would have made it hands down. ( clip of the alternate ending )

We Were Soldiers

We Were Soldiers contains great cinematography, with beautiful slow-mo shots and striking visual scenes. The fighting is gritty and realistic, conveying the mayhem that consumed The Valley of Death. The parallel storylines of the soldiers and their wives was executed well, and Don Duong's role as Lt. Col. was complex and enjoyable. Had the other aspects of the movie followed suit, it would have been one of the best war movies of our generation. Unfortunately, hollow acting and incredibly poor writing keep this film from reaching its potential. I honestly couldn't have cared less about most of the characters, and with that attitude the movie feels more like 2 days than 2 hours... a missed opportunity that could have (and should have) been so much more.

From Dusk Till Dawn

Tarantino meets Rodriguez in this gory and over-the-top thriller. There was plenty of action, but not as much depth as most of his movies, and I'm perfectly alright with that. Not his best, but this proves that even one of Tarantino's worse movies is still great.

Mary and Max
Mary and Max(2009)

A surreal and ultimately touching story about the positive impact one person can make on another's life. The clay-mation was brilliant and the delicate balance of tragedy and humor was well done, though not easily so. Not an easy movie to watch all the way through, but if you stick it out the ending will put a smile on your face as big as Max's... and having a brother with Asperger's made watching this movie all the more worthwhile.

Trick 'r Treat

A smart and intelligent scary movie, encompassing the traditions and spirit of Halloween in four separate yet interconnected stories. Personally, I don't usually enjoy scary movies, but "Trick 'r Treat" plays out like a haunted, Quentin Tarantino-esque "Crash", and I couldn't enjoy it more. Not to mention it gave me the creeps. A must see for any horror fan, and you can bet I'll watch it every Halloween.

Ocean's Eleven

As an avid fan of the Rat Pack, I might be a little biased here. But Frank, Deano, and Sammy have a great time playing con versions of.. well, themselves, and the result is an amusing few hours of a movie. Was the remake better? Most likely. It had a sharper focus and carried itself as a sleek, stylish heist movie with some of the best names in the business forming a modern day Rat Pack. But even Clooney and the gang can't compare to the charm and personality Ol' Blue Eyes and the original Pack brought. And while it doesn't have the edge or flare of the new Ocean's, the original has fun being cool and doesn't care who knows it.

Ocean's Eleven

It takes the original Ocean's and adds an edge to it; this modern day Rat Pack delivers in style. One of my favorites, and an eventual classic.


The complexity of the characters and their personal battles are a treat to watch, but average acting, the absence of Greek gods and the way it strayed from the Iliad keep this epic story from becoming truly great.

Burn Notice: The Fall of Sam Axe

What I considered Burn Notice Lite over a a two hour span, The Fall of Sam Axe was enjoyable but predictable and a little over the top, and added little to the show. A good start to Jeffrey Donovan's directorial career, though. Worth a view when it reruns on USA, but don't go out of your way to see it.

Freedom Writers

By finding common ground, she united her class. More than that, Erin Gruwell created a family in room 203, one that went on to help do the same for hundreds of others kids around the country through a foundation. Freedom Writers is a semi-believable and easily accessible movie that stresses togetherness and acceptance of all people. While the movie might not have been perfect, the message was. The fact that this is a true story makes Freedom Writers even more compelling.

The Golden Compass

A wonderful and adventurous fairy tale world that unfortunately falls short due to editing and time constraints. The Golden Compass is beautiful to look at, but not as great to watch and understand. It's a great concept that just never quite came together, and could have been so much more.

All the President's Men

Two names any journalist knows: Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein, the men who took down Nixon. Walking the thin line between honest reporting and unethical practice, these two young reporters (played by Robert Redford and Dustin Hoffman, respectively) defied The Washington Post's expectations and broke open arguably the biggest story in American political history, by dedicated investigative reporting and a commitment to the truth. This multiple award winner is a must see.

Good Night, And Good Luck

The story of Edward R. Murrow, the man who took on Joseph McCarthy... and won. A fitting tribute by George Clooney, Good Night and Good Luck is an honest adaptation of one of the most important chapters American journalism history.


A telling tale of revenge and redemption. When four kids are sent to reform school after a prank goes horribly wrong, their lives are changed forever when they are sexually abused by the guards for two long years. As the plot comes into focus, their lives intersect one more time as they are forced to confront their awful past.
With a top notch ensemble cast, and sometimes painfully hard-to-watch scenes, Sleepers is a thrilling crime/legal drama that hits home. The best part of the movie, however, is the ending; one last meal among friends who finally confronted the past, and will never see each other again. Supposedly a true story, it's a must see for fans of the genre.


Haggis' Oscar winner takes pride in it's storytelling. This movie does several things: First and foremost, it's a window into American racial stratification, an example of how race and gender play a roll in today's society. Second, it's a humanity piece that show's what people are capable of throughout a wide range of emotions and actions. And third, it's a damn good movie with damn good actors and a damn good soundtrack by Mr. Mark Isham.

The Legend of Bagger Vance

A movie with so much potential, but it suffers from an identity crisis. It's serious, profound, and funny, all at the same time. It's not a bad movie by any means, but the fact that the book was so amazing, the movie had its work cut out for it. Average work by Damon and Theron help the two hours enjoyable, but it's Smith's quirky Bagger and Lemmon's narrating and small, fitting scene at the end that saved the movie from slipping into complete mediocrity.


After a few views, I now know that this is no B movie. It goes over the top, pushes physics, and challenges reality. But you know what? Wanted makes you enjoy it. It's not serious, it's not so bad it's good: it's a fun hit that makes you suspend belief, if only for 80 minutes, and enjoy the ride. How many summer action flicks can say that?

Pee-wee's Big Adventure

Though the humor is that of a different generation, it doesn't make Paul Reubens' wacky Pee-wee any less lovable. The "Deep In The Heart of Texas" scene makes me laugh every time.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

After countless viewings as a 13 year old, I thought this movie was amazing. After one viewing as a 20 year old, I know this movie is bad. I wasn't sure whether to give it 2 or 2 and 1/2 stars, but i decided on the latter due to the fact that it's at least somewhat enjoyable, and an interesting attempt at bringing together notable names of fiction. However, due glaring plot inconsistencies, questionable dialogue, and multiple CGI sequences that made me cringe, it ultimately left me with a bitter taste in my mouth and no desire to re-watch League of Extraordinary Gentlemen. I will say, though, that the bit with the old tiger at his end was a nice touch, and a beautiful segment in the midst of this mess.

Major League
Major League(1989)

Nothing groundbreaking, but at least it doesn't strike out. It's cheesy, 80's, formulaic, and damn did I enjoy it. And coming from me, a baseball hater, that's high praise.

Six Days, Seven Nights

"Eh" is about the only word to describe Six Days, Seven Nights. Harrison Ford and Anne Heche are great performers, but the cliched lines and formulaic plot don't allow them to shine. And don't get me started on David Schwimmer. Not that he's a bad actor, I just can't stand his "typical bumbling idiot guy" persona. Not a bad movie, but not good. Don't waste your time.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece shows the man can work a serious neo-noir film. Featuring a star studded cast, Tarantino's Pulp Fiction is a must see for just about anyone who enjoys a well written, well directed movie. The final scene solidifies it as an instant classic. In my honest opinion it's between four and a half and five stars, but were gonna give it the benefit of the doubt, because I enjoyed this movie so much.

Reservoir Dogs

The spark that ignited Tarantino's illustrious Hollywood career. Did I expect a little more? Maybe. But it's the little things that make this movie a success: the scene organization, the random dialogue, the cover ID's (Mr. White, etc). A gritty accomplishment that feels more like a short than a feature film, but I enjoyed it thoroughly.

The Lincoln Lawyer

Matthew McConaughey (Delt pride, baby) at his finest in a great film that ultimately left me wanting more. The suspense wasn't what I thought it would be and Phillippe was not convincing as a cold blooded killer. However, this movie has more than enough going for it to be worth a watch.

Wall Street
Wall Street(1987)

Sex, style, charisma, and a real-life dad and son acting pair make this movie work, it's Bright Lights, Big City with a great turn by Michael Douglas to boot.

The Thomas Crown Affair

I couldn't quite get into this one, and found myself on the computer during most of it. It just moved too slowly for me. But I can see its appeal to fans of the thief genre. On a brighter note, the end is entertaining and well put together.

Without a Paddle

It's amazing that Dax Shepard keeps getting work, it's also amazing that Seth Green is that short.

Coach Carter
Coach Carter(2005)

SLJ is once again great. But I couldn't quite get into his role in Coach Carter, or the entire film for that matter. All the mechanics for a great film are there, I just didn't have the interest.

We Are Marshall

An Oscar winner it is not. A fitting tribute? It definitely is.

The King's Speech

A truly remarkable period piece. This type of film is not usually my cup of tea as far as dramas go, but Tom Hooper fit all the pieces into the Academy Award puzzle perfectly. If a movie about overcoming a speech impediment can keep me glued to my seat, then it deserves every accolade it receives.

The Town
The Town(2010)

It's good Will Hunting with quite a few guns, but it's more than that too. It's a very well acted piece, with talents like Affleck, Renner, and Lively turning solid roles. What made it for me though was the short dedication at the end of the film to the town of Charlestown, reminding us of where why Ben Affleck makes films like this one. One of the best action/dramas of 2010

Horrible Bosses

Replace Charlie Day with someone a little more believable and I would have enjoyed this movie A LOT more. Jennifer Aniston was worth the price of admission alone, and Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx were great. Maybe rent it, but don't go out of your way to see it.

Cowboys & Aliens

You have to admit, it's an interesting concept. Did it succeed? That's debatable. But it did have some great acting by all involved, even if the action sequences weren't all I had hoped they would be. Cowboys & Aliens falls just short of summer movie greatness.

National Lampoon's Van Wilder

Really did not do it for me. I'm all for a good mindless teen comedy, but this was painfully unfunny. A nice ending and it had its (very few) moments, but in the end it made me question why this was a college classic.

Battle: Los Angeles

Let's be honest, Battle: Los Angeles wasn't the best movie - but it was far from laughable. As many people have mentioned, it's a mix between Independence Day and Black Hawk Dawn, and honestly I enjoyed every second of it. The dialogue gets overly heroic and the acting won't win any awards, but the action was the best I've seen in a while. If only it had been better written as more of a war/documentary type movie, B:LA would have turned quite a few heads.


This is what every superhero movie in the past 6 years (except the Batmans) wishes it could be. Both stylish and full of substance, with characters who break the mold and are truly original and somewhat believable. As terrible a pun as this is, Kick-Ass kicked ass.

Almost Heroes

Not Farley's best, but there's no such thing as bad Farley.

Die Another Day

Running out of material for Bond movies... Still Brosnan and Berry do a good job.


Damn, Milla's got it. Too bad the movie didn't.

Red Planet
Red Planet(2000)

One of the most incomprehensible plots of all time. The effects are good, but the movie is just garbage.

Source Code
Source Code(2011)

After watching Moon last year, I have to say I like where Jones' career is heading. Imagine Groundhog Day, Deja Vu, and Timecop all rolled into an updated and sharpened sci fi thriller. It took some getting used to, but the twist ending took me by surprise and was a perfect finish to a great movie. Monaghan and Gyllenhaal work well together, and Farmiga adds a realistic dimension to the emotional impact of the film. Though Source Code is not without its flaws, the daring aspirations of this movie and its director are more than enough to overlook them, making this the most thrilling (and best) 8 minutes I've spent at the movies this year.

The Fifth Element

Willis supplies the action, Oldman the creepy bad guy, Tucker the yelling comedian and Jovovich the hotness, and they all balance well enough to create a satisfying movie.

Jerry Maguire

A heartwarming story of a less than perfect man trying to do the right thing with his less than perfect client while entering into a less than perfect marriage. It makes you feel good knowing that doing the right thing can lead to success, both personal and professional.

The Hunt for Red October

It's Sean bloody Connery, of course it's gonna be good. A great Clancy adaptation

Easy A
Easy A(2010)

Emma Stone captures a sweet and believable teenager caught in a real-life "Scarlet Letter" situation. Emma Stone alone shows she's the next big thing, but the icing on this movie's cake was the scenes with her crazy, comical, and literature spouting family.


It hasn't aged well, but Tremors is one of those movies that you end up watching anyway, just as a guilty pleasure.

Ocean's Twelve

The worst of the Ocean's movies, and it's still good.

The Flintstones

Great idea, poorly executed.

HALO Legends
HALO Legends(2010)

Terrible voice acting throughout. Some of the stories were awful as well, such as "Odd One Out". But stories like "The Babysitter", "The Duel", and "The Package" do a good job of telling an original story in the Halo universe.

House of Wax
House of Wax(2005)

Eh. I just liked seeing Paris die.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

The send off the series deserved. Finally got around to seeing it, and I'm kicking myself for not doing it sooner! Not since, well, Toy Story 2 has a movie been able to make me laugh, cry, and care so much about plastic playthings.

Burn Notice
Burn Notice(2007)

One of the best shows on TV.

Employee of the Month

Dane Cook was enjoyable. Jessica Simpson was not. End of story

Chicken Run
Chicken Run(2000)

Claymation at its finest, rivaling Wallace & Gromit.

You Don't Mess With the Zohan

very funny with a lot of political humor.
all in all, a movie worth seeing if you like adam sandler and like to laugh, though this is not his usually comedy (June 08)


A unique, true perspective on WWII. Of course it was formulized (is that a word?) for Hollywood's sake, but as modern war movies go, Defiance was worth the watch.

Chillin' With Pingu

A childhood favorite of mine. Penguins are my favorite animal, and Pingu is still my favorite claymation creation.


I wasn't thoroughly impressed until the last fifteen minutes of the movie. It was then I realized that this was on par with the rest of Nolan's work... Which, of course, means it's brilliant. Oh, and it was made for six grand.

The Nines
The Nines(2007)

The intertwining stories never failed to keep my interest, and the overlap of said stories was just enough to tie it together in a semi-believable fashion. The Nines isn't the best psych-film I've seen. It does, however, have a subtle touch to it that many movies of the same genre lack, and the ending will put a smile on your face.


Though it was slow at times and reminded me of Cloverfield minus the shaky camera, Monsters is an original idea, shot on a 15K budget and it succeeds. The chemistry between the lead roles is great (it better be, they're married!), and the attention to Hispanic culture was a nice treat. By picking up random strangers along the way and having them improvise, the movie has a very realistic feel to it. Overall, a great sci-fi monster movie that hints at the possibility that perhaps monsters aren't bad, they're just misunderstood.

The Shawshank Redemption

After rewatching several times, its easily one of the best movies of the 90's, or ever for that matter. Though Tim Robbins silently plays the main role, it is Morgan Freeman (who else?) who narrates and carries the story to its heartfelt end.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Saw it twice in theatres.. its a great movie

Super Size Me

An intriguing and disturbing documentary, kept me from eating Mickey D's for years.


A classic. Though the nonstop humor has fallen a little short in recent years, it still packs enough of a comedic punch to be worth the view whenever its on. And let's not kid ourselves, the line, "Joey, have you ever seen a grown man naked?", and its variations is easily one of the best ever uttered on the silver screen.

Young Frankenstein

Having seen Young Frankenstein too many times from age 12 on, it is undoubtedly one of the funniest movies ever made. Its humor somehow carries on into my generation quite well. You know what? I think I'll go have a roll in ze hay, and then watch this movie for the umpteenth time. Marty Feldman, you're my hero.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry

Funny. After a recent rewatching I realize I overrated it, but it still deals with problematic issues in our society while poking fun at it in a seemingly harmless way.

Eagle Eye
Eagle Eye(2008)

i loved the idea and the delivery.. and the end wasnt half bad.

Man on Fire
Man on Fire(2004)

I definitely think that Denzel is one of the best actors of our time, and he proves it in this movie.

The Last Airbender

First of all, screw Roger Ebert. Secondly, this movie wasn't that bad. As a huge fan of the show, I thought it could have been better, perhaps longer to develop the characters, but the end result wasn't bad. I think people need to ease up and enjoy this movie, it has more to offer than people give it credit. It has its problems (poor casting choices, bad dialogue, etc.) but I thought the overall story and effects made up for it.


I was unsure at first, but by the end of this movie I had that tingly feeling inside that you get during those movies that grab you by the collar and won't let you take your eyes off the screen until the credits start rolling and everything goes black. This movie is on the same level as Donnie Darko (my favorite film) for me. The story is insanely original, the effects and characters are unique and interesting, and even the acting was pretty solid for being on a $250,000 budget. One of the best films of 2009, hands down.


Frances McDormand gets Chief Gunderson's folksy, calm demeanor so perfectly. Steve Buscemi plays that moody, murderous, "funny looking" guy in perfect contrast. And oh, it's a Coen film. No wonder it was good.

The Adjustment Bureau

I want so badly to give this film a better score, but its hour and a half runtime kept this psychological thriller from truly becoming a great movie. Matt Damon and Emily Blunt's chemistry is easily the highlight of the film, but the mystique of the Ajustment Bureau team members is a big reason this movie was a success, too.


Possibly the most action packed movie of all time, I got the biggest rush off of it and when I went home my friend and I seriously thought we were going to go out and kill somebody... everyone should see this movie.


Great movie.. Adam Sandler can be serious and funny at the same time!
I'm not gonna lie I cried.. haha

National Lampoon's Animal House

A favorite of mine. A classic story about what college was like when our parents were there. "She'll take this seriously." hahaha

The Fountain
The Fountain(2006)

A symphony of storytelling, and Hugh Jackman's best performance to boot. It might little too pretentious for its own good, but The Fountain is one hell of a movie whether you like it or not.

The Scorpion King

Eh. Okay. Not much story but it was a cool inter-whatever with the mummy series


A fun film that is incredibly predictable, but charming.


Surprisingly feel good, but just so predictable that it can not possibly get above 3/5. And I'm feeling generous.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within

A guilty pleasure. I saw it when it came out and was enamored by the life like quality of the production. As a kid, I couldn't think of anything better than watching a video game! I need to give this another look, but I remember thoroughly enjoying this film.


Predictable. But that doesn't stop it from being one of the best animated movies of the 2000's.

Drillbit Taylor

One of those sappy, comming of age, teenage comedies. But for some reason, I kind of enjoyed it.

Drake & Josh: Really Big Shrimp

I'm a closet D&J fan, so I have to admit this wasn't too bad. If both Drake and Josh would overacting for two seconds this could have been much better.

Smokin' Aces
Smokin' Aces(2007)

It settles for mediocrity like most action movies of the decade. Lots of kaboom, little consistency.

The Fugitive
The Fugitive(1993)

A surprisingly captivating thriller that I just got around to seeing for reasons unknown. The believable chase scenes and TLJ's quirky comments were definitely the highlights of the film.


One of the most badass movies I have ever seen. Not the greatest acting/character development of all time, but I did, for the most part, enjoy Neeson's acting and all the ass kicking. Quite possibly the most insane scene I've seen in any movie is the scene where Neeson shoots his old friends wife, gets info on his daughter, and then pistol whips his old friend and tells him to apologize for his wife for him. HAHAHA what a bamf. See this movie, you'll enjoy it.


Don't get me wrong. The music, talent, and general ability of the bands is amazing. The acting, on the other hand, is not.


Just didn't do it for me. Had some cute moments, but not worth wasting your time on.

American Psycho

American Psycho. A great, great movie.. and a personal favorite.

The Thin Red Line

The first hour drags, and the film feels muddled and unfinished on the whole. But that doesn't mean that it isn't a good movie; quite the contrary - I thought The Thin Red Line demonstrates what Saving Private Ryan could have been with a little depth. It was a pain to get through the first half, and the entire movie in general. But if you can find three hours and have some patience, it's a rewarding experience.

Babylon A.D.
Babylon A.D.(2008)

Take Children of Men, add just enough into the plot that it can be marketed as a different movie, and then give average actors below average lines and confuse the hell out of the viewer for the entire film. I just saved you two hours. Ms. Thierry is incredibly pretty though.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)

The visuals are stunning, but that's about the only legacy that this installation of Tron will leave. No plot, no character development, the usual action movie drag. But before I get too far down on this movie, I gotta say it was pretty fun. And the Daft Punk cameo? Great scene.

The Fighter
The Fighter(2010)

Mark Whalberg's Micky Ward reflects the attitude of "The Fighter" perfectly. Cocky but gracious, this movie doesn't pretend to be something it's not. I'm not gonna lie, I don't pretend to like boxing movies. But damn it if this wasn't a good one.

True Grit
True Grit(2010)

Though I haven't seen the original John Wayne flick, I have no doubt that this True Grit has the tenacity to surpass it. It's noticeably a Coen flick, and that's a definitely a plus: in fact, they're style works quite well as a western. But what really hooked me was that even when the movie got slow, you were still drawn in by the actors playing the roles. Bridges, Damon, and Steinfeld all display True Grit in their respective performances, making them my favorite characters to grace the silver screen this year.

Deep Impact
Deep Impact(1998)

A decent disaster movie with incredibly underwhelming performances from all involved.. including, dare I say, the great Morgan Freeman.

Apocalypse Now

Cappola delivers in a big way here, showing Vietnam in all its surreality. The last thirty minutes turned me off big time, so that's why it didn't recieve 5 stars. But still a classic, and one of the all time best war movies. A must see.

First Sunday
First Sunday(2008)

A goofy and heartwarming tale. But as with every Tyler Perry movie, we've all seen it before.

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator

Not as bad as I thought it would be.. I really wanted to see an all out war but it didn't happen. Okay acting but it was just kind of blah.

Pitch Black
Pitch Black(2000)

Actually liked this movie.. most people saw Chronicles of Riddick before this movie, but I honestly havn't and don't really want to.. This movie is amazing. Apparantly picks up after a video game called Escape From Butcher Bay, so I guess I want to check that out

Seven (Se7en)

"The world is a fine place and worth fighting for.' I agree with the second part."

Lately I've been watching Fincher's works, something I should have done long ago. And I have to say that so far I haven't been let down. "Se7en" film belongs to Morgan Freeman, though Kevin Spacey and Brad Pitt certainly deserve their fair share of the credit (Pitt also did strikingly well in the 1995 psychological thriller "The Twelve Monkeys," I feel like he should get back to this genre). One of the best movies I've seen in a while, a must see.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape

"What do you want for you?"
"I want to be a good person."

One of the most complete movies I have ever seen. Having a brother who is mentally handicapped, this movie hits close to home (especially hard to watch was the scene where Gilbert tries to get Arnie to take a bath before his birthday). Depp and Leo put in a performance of a lifetime, and the last 30 minutes are about as intense as you will find in a movie. This movie gets five stars because it shows the flaws in each character, and makes you appreciate them in spite of those flaws. Each scene is important and necessary in its own regard. And at the end of the movie, you fall so in love with brothers Gilbert and Arnie that you want to stand up and cheer.


I remember liking it, but I need to see it again cause its been about 5 years.

The Hurt Locker

This film flat out wowed me. Jeremy Renner puts in a gutsy performance, and the last 20 minutes are haunting. The only reason this film doesn't get 5 stars is some of the outrageous situations Renner gets into. Leaving an army base with a gun to some guy's head undetected? Really? Come on. With the meticulous mind of Bigelow, I'm surprised that she went that far with some of Renner's antics. I digress, however, as that is the only flaw in an otherwise flawless film, arguably the best of 09.

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day

A failed attempt to make a quick buck off of the first movie's cult status. Unfortunately, All Saints Day doesn't break any new ground, and comes off as a less than polished rerun of its counterpart. It's definitely a fun watch, though (gotta love the Saints' "plans").

Blade Runner
Blade Runner(1982)

Though one must bear the dragging first thirty minutes, Ford ultimately delivers (when doesn't he?) and Hauer's last scene is inspiring in a riveting feature on what the true meaning of humanity is.

Wild Wild West

A fun ride with Will Smith's patented charm, but a critically acclaimed film it is not.

Saints and Soldiers

Saints and Soldiers accomplishes everything that movies like Saving Private Ryan and Black Hawk Down do, except with a twist: it was made for less than $1 million dollars. Put that in your pipe and smoke it, Hollywood. Here's an independent film with all the goods, minus the outrageous budget. Easily a top five favorite war movie of mine, and definitely worth the watch.

Everyman's War

Two things surprised me about this movie: 1) It is a true story and 2) That it kept my interest throughout the entire movie. Apart from the less than powerful acting throughout the war scenes, both the young and old Don Smith were good, and so was his love interest, young and old as well. The simple orchestral accompaniment helped set the somber, touching tone, and I was pleased to have taken the time to watch this independently made film.

Full Metal Jacket

Full Metal Jacket delivers, but not with the impact most people give it. It's a great war narrative who's combat is eerily realistic. R. Lee Ermey is fantastic, as well as Adam Baldwin (D'Onofrio isn't bad either). The rest of the cast just couldn't carry. And as the film came to a close, I realized that I only truly enjoyed the first and last 15 minutes of this film. Worth the watch, but not all that it's hyped up to be.

Session 9
Session 9(2001)

Creepy is the best word to use for this half horror, half psychological thriller. It's scary in the best sense of the word; I went to bed not thinking about it, and would suddenly be panic stricken at the thought of Simon speaking to me (Simon is also the driving force behind the lingering scares). Much better than most horror movies out there, and though I sort of figured it out halfway through, it was still an hour and a half well spent.

The Crowd
The Crowd(1928)

An overrated film in my mind, The Crowd does paint a more realistic picture of the American dream, which rings true even into the 21st century.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

The chemistry and star power of Hudson and McConaughey is undeniable... and so is the predictability of this film.

Reign of Fire

After having not seen it in about 5 years, Reign of Fire was fun to revisit. With a Butler and McConaughey you're not used to seeing (especially the latter), it's an entertaining film that isn't perfect, but hides its imperfections quite well.


I wanted to give this film 4 stars, but there was just too much lacking. A great concept taken from The Running Man (need to see it), Logan's Run (also need to see it), and Surrogates. Though the action was good, the character development was spotty at best, which made me question why they made it so short at an hour and a half. Also, all these new movies have sharp and abrupt camera changes (Michael Bay anyone?) which completely takes away from what makes these modern action movies good. Could have been a lot better, though I still enjoyed Gamer and its eerie, mass media message.


A great idea, and a damn creepy one at that. The little girl's ghost gave me nightmares as a 12 year old. Unfortunately, the plot is a little too outrageous and stretched a little too far to be a great movie, and sadly sinks into mediocrity.

Law Abiding Citizen

About what I expected it to be. I had a hell of a good time watching it, but it was just a little too outlandish to be believable, though I did enjoy the process.


Not a bad little sci fi thriller. I was happy with the performances of the actors, but the lackluster creature scenes and a slightly muddled plot left me with a so-so feeling about what was otherwise a gripping interstellar adventure.

The Manchurian Candidate

A well executed, if not somewhat implausible, thriller. Meryl Streep is amazing and the rest of the cast is pretty solid. A pretty fair update to the original as far as I'm concerned.


One of the better movies I've ever seen, and definitely my favorite movie of 2009. A desperately uncomfortable tale that almost falters in the last half, but follows through with a strong, worthwhile finish.

Two Escobars
Two Escobars(2010)

Quite the documentary. You find yourself pulling for these soccer players you've perhaps never heard of, and dread the eventual tragedy at the end of the film.

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

Some very good laughs, but not nearly as funny as it was hyped to be.

D3: The Mighty Ducks

A fitting end to a beloved series. While most of the movie is pretty unbelievable (as in the second installment), it is still enjoyable, and the ending five minutes is as heartwarming as a family sports film can be. "Quack, Quack, Quack!"

D2: The Mighty Ducks

More far fetched than the first, D2 still inspires young hockey fans and is an enjoyable family flick. "Ducks fly together!"

The Mighty Ducks

As a child playing hockey, this was one of my all time favorite movies. You gotta love it, if not from a critical standpoint, a heartwarming one.

30 for 30
30 for 30(2009)

An interesting media perspective about the impact one player can have in a growing game.

Austin Powers in Goldmember

Possibly edges out International Man of Mystery to be my favorite Austin Powers movie. Myers again outdoes himself, as the boatload of laughs keeps the third installment afloat.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Not quite as good as the original, it's still an Austin Powers film and, therefore, funny.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

One of the best comedies of the 90's, Myers is not only a man of mystery, but a man of genius.

District 9
District 9(2009)

A well thought out movie that pushes the boundaries, but refocuses itself several times to give you an great movie experience. By the end of the movie, you're left with small pangs of guilt, remorse, and sadness, yet hopefulness (see ending scene). A great movie.

Blood Diamond

Hounsou is good, and Leo delivers as always. A touching last ten minutes, but falls a star short of five for the predictable course this film takes.

A Time to Kill

A great John Grisham book-turned-movie. McConaughey is amazing, Bullock plays a strong female lead (and she's smokin' hot), and Sammy L. Jackson delivers as always. "Yes they deserved to die, and I hope they burn in hell!" Classic.

The Count of Monte Cristo

Overall, a very good and enjoyable movie. I haven't read all of the book, but I know enough about it to realize that it is not a faithful adaptation. This is necessary, as the book would not have translated well onto the big screen. Sappy ending aside, this was a great movie.

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane(1941)

Amazing and original. 5 stars for its classic appeal and milestone status, 4 stars for entertainment value. At the risk of sounding redundant (there's nothing new to expound about this movie), we'll leave it at, "This is a must see movie."


Not great, but not bad. Haven't seen "Rear Window", which I hear is far superior. But for a lazy Sunday afternoon, this movie was a pleasant little thriller.

Jesus Camp
Jesus Camp(2006)

A great, unbiased documentary of what I would describe as hell on earth. I'm a Christian, and I think that this evangelical movement is downright despicable. I was legitimately scared for these children at first, but the thought of what kind of people they will be when they grow up made me want to slap those silly Jesus loving grins off their face. An Army of God? Read the New Testament you jackasses. Jesus would be appalled by what they are teaching at these camps and churches. Perhaps the saddest thing here is that these "pastors" such as Becky Fischer actually believe what they are teaching. God help these people (no pun intended hahaha).

Extreme Ops
Extreme Ops(2002)

A terrible movie. But as a 12 year old when it came out it was great, and hey, it has Bridgette Wilson in it! Too bad she's married to Pete Sampras :(


Watched this relentlessly as a kid. Weird Al's Rambo scene, anyone? Priceless. Raul's Wild Kingdom got me, and The Wheel of Fish took me by storm as well.


Shit Fuck! Gotta love Woody Harrelson. A fun twist on an old, guilty pleasure of mine, the zombie genre. And Emma Stone's not bad to look at, either ;)


Easily a top 10 favorite movie of mine. As far as psychological thrillers go (my favorite genre), this one is just about perfect. A strong cast and stunning visuals only add to the movie's appeal, culminating in an ending that keeps you hanging on the edge of your seat.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Possibly the best of the series (all of them are good, this one's tied with the first). What got me was the fact that most of the movie takes place during the Supremacy. Overall, a great movie, and a must see. Oh, and the man drives off the roof.. just sayin, that's sweet.

Battle Royale

In a sick twisted sort of way, I really enjoyed this movie. It was an original concept that was well played out. Highly recommend this great Japanese film.

The Book of Eli

A solid post-apocalyptic tale that had me on the edge of my seat the entire way. Denzel, as always, goes above and beyond the call of duty and plays his part to perfection. Gary Oldman makes a great bad guy, and Mila Kunis does well again (she's making a good name for herself in Hollywood). The fight scenes were great, and even better was the ending (which reminded me of Fahrenheit 451 and The Last Book in the Universe, both great books). Though it wasn't insanely original, it was insanely good.

S. Darko: A Donnie Darko Tale

Tries to recreate the magic of the original (Donnie Darko is possibly my favorite movie ever), but, sadly, it fell way short. While it had its moments and Daveigh Chase was insanely hot, the story just didn't make sense, some of the acting was questionable, and by the time it was done, I don't think chris Fisher could make sense of his own plot's direction. Iraq Jack was the only character I thoroughly enjoyed, and the ending left you wanting a little bit more. Unlike the first one, whose ending had purpose and left you feeling strangely fulfilled and happy with life, this one left off everyone's lives in turmoil. Anyway, it's worth a see for Darko fans, but it will definately be hit or miss; There will be something in it for you, but most likely not enough to save the movie.

Catch Me If You Can

Leo hits a home run with this fun, charming, and ultimately satisfying movie.


A fun, if somewhat average, movie that I finally got around to watching


Love the idea and the game. It's too bad that they never get it right when these kind of things are transfered over to movies.

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(2010)

Not bad. Interesting backstory to Robin Hood, and Russell Crowe was good. But sadly, it was just lacking.

Get Him to the Greek

Surprisingly funny, this was a lot better than expected. Brand was great as usual, but Hill pissed me off like always. The jeffrey scene got me laughing so hard I cried. Also, the tie-ins with Forgetting Sarah Marshall were a fun addition. But the real treat was the soundtrack; I put it on my iTunes as soon as I got home. Worth the watch.

Let the Right One In

A little slow for my taste, but an outstanding performance from all, especially Lina. A very original and complex movie that will, sadly, be overshadowed by the American remake (which will most likely be terrible).

The Mission
The Mission(1986)

Amazing, with an even better soundtrack to boot.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Not nearly as good as the first, but I still enjoyed the process.

Mortal Kombat

A huge guilty pleasure of mine. I grew up with the video games, and enjoyed the movie a ton. In retrospect it's a very average flick, but I still love it.

Snakes on a Plane

It's not a bad movie, it just doensn't accomplish much. I like the originality, but it fizzles out to be just an average movie.

Fantastic Four

Decent.. the only reason I kept watching it was for Jessica Alba. -Spring 07
After watching this again, I up-ed it a half star. It's a solid movie that is better than most superhero summer action movies.

X2: X-Men United

A good sequel that delivers, and considering the amount of lousy sequels produced in the 2000's, that's saying something.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Good action. But INCREDIBLY POINTLESS! Just wasnt worth the hour and a half of my life that I wasted watching this movie. - Summer 07
after seeing this movie again, I bumped it up a whole star and a half. It actually ended up being an enjoyable movie that made you really pull for the characters, especially the Surfer. Still not amazing, but much better than the original two star score I gave it.

X-Men: The Last Stand

I want to like it, but it just doesn't quite deliver. It has its moments, no doubt, but its lacking in substance and quality (and my favorite characters are either killed or not in it.. and the whole Jean Gray thing just pisses me off.)

Seven Pounds
Seven Pounds(2008)

A remarkable story (and big tearjerker) with another great performance by Will Smith. In 2 hours, I saw the goodness we are capable of as people. Easily a top 10 favorite movie.

Starship Troopers

A cheesy space movie about a war between humans and alien bugs that, thank God, doesn't take itself too seriously. Still, something seems to be missing..


A psychological thriller that takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride. In fact, I felt like Leonard watching the movie, never knowing, always guessing, using his clues to figure out his past. As the two stories converge, you finally come to grips with his reality at the end of the film, and I was strangely okay with the now complete story. A must see for anyone who likes movies to make you think, and a personal top-five favorite.

Field of Dreams

Usually hate baseball movies, but this one's a heartwarmer.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights

A good laugh or two from my childhood.


Couldn't make it through the whole movie without having to check Facebook or text - yet I feel as though I didn't miss a thing.


Has its moments, but just doesn't do it for me. The laughs aren't consistent enough, but I did enjoy the Willie Nelson cameo/possible sequel ending!

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Good shit. The knights of nee? Classic!

Small Soldiers

A good kids film with an ending that will put a smile on your face.

Mars Attacks!

I haven't seen it in forever, but I remember being amused by this hilarous parody. However, the Peirce Brosnan decapitation takes it a little too far..

The Emperor's New Groove

A childhood favorite, I'm surprised more critics like it then moviegoers! It's fun, witty, and a good cinema experience.

Pacha: Uh-oh.
Kuzco: Don't tell me. We're about to go over a huge waterfall.
Pacha: Yep.
Kuzco: Sharp rocks at the bottom?
Pacha: Most likely.
Kuzco: Bring it on.

West Side Story

One of the few musicals I can stomach. What can I say? It's a classic, fun American film.

Road Trip: Beer Pong

One of those fun, B list comedy movies you watch when drunk (and I sitll am). As an avid beer pong player, I thought the movie fun, though not good. Watch only once, and then forget about it.

Shanghai Noon

A quality comedic pairing similar to Chan and Tucker in the "Rush Hour" series. This movie is full of smiles, laughs, and and warm hearted moments.

28 Days Later

Not bad. I actually enjoyed it. Very interesting plot and it makes me want to see 28 weeks later.
After a few years of letting it sit and watching it again, this movie was more gripping than ever and gained a full star from my previous review. 28 Days Later is edgy, scary, and believable.

A Christmas Carol

In my opinion, the best retelling of the classic story by Charles Dickens. George C. Scott is magnificent, as always.

Major Payne
Major Payne(1994)

A childhood classic, full of laughs and warm hearted moments.

Die Hard
Die Hard(1988)

A classic. Bruce Willis at his action packed best.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars

Seth Green is a comedic genius.

Men in Black
Men in Black(1997)

Fun stuff; whoever thought to put Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones together is brilliant.

Men in Black II

Not as good as the first, but a decent followup


A fun childhood movie of mine that scarred me senseless as a 5 year old

The Sentinel
The Sentinel(2006)

Clark Johnson keeps the movie just believable enough that it stays afloat (though it is not without its stretches)

The Perfect Storm

A movie that has as much substance as a value meal from from a burger shop, I just couldn't enjoy it. Not to say it didn't have its moments, this movie just didn't do it for me.


Okay premise taken straight from the game, but poorly executed.

Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys)

Great psychological thriller.. great ending.. haha I was so confused the first time that I watched that it took me two times to figure it out
After watching it for the first time in almost 3 years, I'd have to say its even better than I remember, with the 3 huge twists at the end that blow your mind. The plot is a bit scattered at times, but the ending leaves you feeling strangely empty yet satisfied at the same time. A great movie all in all.

Cast Away
Cast Away(2000)

A film that is carried and brilliantly performed by our familiar friend, Mr. Tom Hanks.

Tuesdays With Morrie

Touching, heartfelt, and believable.

The Lion King

What can I say? One of my childhood favorites and a classic that will survive for eternity.

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star

Haven't seen it since it came out when I was 12.. but I remember having a few cheap laughs.

Big Fat Liar
Big Fat Liar(2002)

I haven't seen this movie since it came out when I was 11, but even then I remember not liking it too much.

3000 Miles to Graceland

Can't decide if it wants to be an action, a comedy, or even an old western type. A fun waste of time, but its not a good movie.

The Breed
The Breed(2006)

Yeah.. a bad B grade horror movie. Nothing more, nothing less.

Stephen King's 'Desperation'

Starts with an A grade horror premise, some great killing by Perlman, and then King's crappy storyline comes into full focus. The ending- almost comical.

American Gangster

I love anything with Denzel, and Russell Crowe plays a great part as well. Slow in some places, but ultimately delivers and has a geat ending.

Role Models
Role Models(2008)

Funny, suprisingly warm.

Night at the Museum

Wonderfully fun, Robin Williams is spot on T.R.

The Devil Wears Prada

For being dragged into the theatre, I'd have to say I actually enjoyed this one. Meryl Streep is stellar as always.


A little slow at times, but ultimately touching and satisfying.

Super Troopers

A great comedy that critics judge too harshly.

Air Force One

The prez kicks some serious butt.. Harrison Ford doesn't disappoint.

Jurassic Park III

Doesn't demand the respect that the first two did.

The Lost World - Jurassic Park

This and Jurassic Park go hand in hand.

Jurassic Park

A classic from my childhood.

Anger Management

"I like to sleep in the nude."
I love it. Good movie who's premise is a little far fetched but in the end delivers.

Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights

Adam Sandler goes from asshole to perfect child in like 20 minutes. If they would have made his revelation a little more believable, then I'd give it another star. Still, this movie is somewhat fun and worth a holiday view, Jewish or not.

Starsky & Hutch

"I like your style."
"I like your moves."

A witty movie that incorporates Snoop as a caddie.. Need I say more? Stiller and Wilson deliver in this fun remake.

Just Friends
Just Friends(2005)

It seems like Reynolds repeats himself for an hour and a half, and while the movie tries to break the cookie cutter chick flick mold, it doesn't. Not a bad movie, but not a good one either. Thank God for Amy Smart.


I know my dislike for all things Notre Dame clouds my judgement, but I just didn't find the movie satisfying. Somewhere along the way Astin's scrappy Rudy lost my interest.

October Sky
October Sky(1999)

An inspirational, small town story about a kid who follows his dreams. With Jake Gyllenhaal as lead, there was no way this movie could have gone wrong.


The only saving grace in this movie is Jennifer Garner. Had this movie tied in with Daredevil, it might have been halfway decent. I watched as much as I could of the movie, but the misplaced magic and uninteresting characters forced me to find something better on T.V.


A childhood favorite, one of the better comic book adaptations around. Garner is sexy and suave as always. With a classic good vs. evil beatdown at the end, Daredevil is an average movie that almost becomes something more.


i need to watch it again, its been awhile

Con Air
Con Air(1997)

A movie of my childhood, as far as action films go this is where it should be. The ending is slightly hookie, but not a bad movie all in all.

The Jacket
The Jacket(2005)

One of the best movies of the year, Adrien Brody and Keira Knightley are amazing. If you give the movie a chance, you will find that beneath the complex plot lies a message that is brought full circle at the end of the movie in its touching finale. Its been a few years since I've seen it so I really need to watch it again.

The Village
The Village(2004)

I actually loved this movie.. reminded of a book I had read called Running Through Time, and if you don't go in expecting to be dazzled, it is an experience that has a classic Shyamalan twist. Adrien Brody is very believable, making this a slightly disturbing and ultimately decent movie as far as critics are concerned.

Inglourious Basterds

Very original, liked it. A little more character development would have been nice, but overall it was a winner.


A solid epic that makes you wish you could live in the 13th century, if only to kick smug Limey ass.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)

Didn't expect to like it, but ended up loving its over the top action. Definately worth seeing for its laughs and goofy thrills, but the ending comes up a little short. All in all a good movie.

Good Will Hunting

I agree with Ebert's review; just because you know the outcome doesn't mean the movie won't be a masterpiece, as it is the process here that is important. Damon and Affleck play their parts beautifully (kudos to the fact that they wrote the script too), and Robin Williams could not have been more perfect for this part. A must see for all.

School Ties
School Ties(1992)

Suprisingly likable and well portrayed characters.

Mercury Rising

An average film not because the acting is bad, but because the plot is too unbelievable, and in some points drags a bit. Willis and Hughes work well together and save an otherwise bland movie.

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)

Went with girls thinking I was going to shoot myself but it ended up being alright. Not at all good, but entertaining and at some parts pretty funny
after watching it a second time over 3 years later, i realize this was actually a very fun movie. not my type, but it definitely wasnt bad. it is fun, appealing, and catchy, and great for anybody who loves a feel good movie

The Outsiders

The reason this has a lower rating is because the book is much better, but it's still worth a watch.

Dumb and Dumber

Way overrated, Jim Carrey can do so much better, and Jeff Daniels makes me want to punch a hole in the wall.

No Country for Old Men

A great movie that avoids the smash-and-dash of modern American films, with a great cast to boot. Javier Bardem is the last person I would want to see at the foot of my bed, and because of this character, I now understand the true meaning of suspense.


"Up" joins the league of "Toy Story" and "Monsters Inc." to become an animated masterpiece. It charms, enthralls, and leaves the audience with something that is hard to find in today's media: hope.


James Cameron's spectacular visual experience (just saw it in 3D, I was in awe) elevates the good, but not great dialogue in "Avatar" to become the movie of the year. With a plot that takes from just about every movie I have ever seen, it doesn't disappoint. Bravo to Mr. Cameron and the "Avatar" team.

Die Hard: With a Vengeance

Great movie, as all the Die Hards are. Love the Sammy L and Bruce combo.

Sherlock Holmes

Being a fan of the BBC Sherlock Holmes, portrayed by Jeremy Brett, I thought I may not enjoy this move. I was very wrong. Robert Downey Jr. is super as always, and Jude Law is equally superb. Had Rachel McAdams had more to work with, she would have done well too, but it felt as if Ritchie forced Irene Adler into the movie. It put a new, fun twist on Holmes, while remaining true to his deductive reasoning and his being a master of disguise. The reason this wasn't five stars was because the villain could have been much better, Irene Adler should have played a smaller role, and no one can be as good a Holmes as Jeremy Brett. But this is definately worth seeing.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

More touching than the first, but still just doesn't quite have it. Decent Christmas movie though, worth a view during a night in this holiday season.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls(2004)

It's funny how more guys like this movie than girls.. Lindsay Lohan actually gives a good performance, and the story is funny with a solid cast. And Rachel McAdams... YEAH.

Home Alone
Home Alone(1990)

Classic Christmas movie. Macaulay Culkin gets annoying at times, but overall it's a good film and Joe Pesci is great.

Gangs of New York

Saw it a while ago and don't remember most of it, I just remember Daniel Day Lewis as the Butcher plays a great role, and Cameron Diaz is hot as always. Great cast, good story, good action.

Three Kings
Three Kings(1999)

I don't remember much of it because I haven't seen it in forever. But what I do remember is being thrilled, enjoying the awesome cast and spending a quality hour and a half.

The Bone Collector

Decent. Jolie and Washington make a pretty good team, and the story was alright. I think it's better than the critics give it credit for.


Pretty soldi.. weird seeing Matt be serious, but you get over it. Actually had to watch for a junior year American history assignment, and enjoyed it. Worth the watch and Denzel, as always, is a bad ass.

Step Up
Step Up(2006)

Good movie, saw it prom night of junior year. Have to say it really was enjoyable, made me wish I could dance.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Very funny, love it. Saw it this summer with some buddies.

28 Weeks Later...

Saw it this summer. Great sequel, good character development, solid plot, and well executed. My favorite zombie film (they're a guilty pleasure of mine).

The Chronicles of Riddick

A little confusing, but as the sequal to Pitch Black I liked the tie ins. Saw it a while ago and forgot to comment until I noticed it was on tv the other day.

Rush Hour 3
Rush Hour 3(2007)

saw on dvd the first day it came out like 3 summers ago. loved the first two, but this one was eh. still funny and enjoyable, a respectable end to the franchise.

Public Enemies

okay.. just didnt seem in depth enough.

Edward Scissorhands

Great movie. The ending was left me wanting a little more, but it was a touching story. Glad I finally got around to seeing it.

Enemy of the State

Great thriller, has you thinking until the end. Good acting, plausible situations, and a good ending has this as a good movie.


I don't see why everyone is getting so down on this movie.. So yes, the acting was only decent. I thought Bruce Willis did a fantastic job though (I love how in every movie, he finds ways to get his ass kicked and still keep going, and this has a great scene where he just takes an undeserved beating). I loved the action, and the plot was decent, though it was sometimes thin and hard to understand at times. But the ending was great, and the whole concept was very interesting and believable. This movie reminded me a lot of iRobot, a movie I liked as well. It's worth watching, no matter what the critics say. So go see it, keep an open mind, and enjoy this pretty good movie when you get a chance.


Not bad, but kinda eh from the acting minus Bruce Willis' good performance.

16 Blocks
16 Blocks(2006)

Very good, finally got around to seeing it. Bruce Willis is always good in these sort of movies, and Mos Def plays an amazing, and even moving, party in 16 blocks. Definately a must see.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)

Saw it opening night, and then again two weeks later. One of the greatest comedy movies of all time (personally the only movie I laughed at harder off the top of my head was Rush Hour 2), I love this movie it was amazing.

Last of the Dogmen

Awesome concept, great movie, and suprisingly moving. Where can I find it on dvd?

Gran Torino
Gran Torino(2009)

Amazing. Clint Eastwood doesn't kill a single person and still I love this movie. He is racist, badass, and ridiculous and I love him for it haha. Great ending as well.

Step Brothers

Really.. not that good. Like it had so much potential, and it just didnt follow through. Good cast too but whatever. Will needs to start making some better movies from his good ole days like Night at the Roxbury and Anchorman.

Déjà Vu
Déjà Vu(2006)

Awesome movie, amazing plot, great action. And you gotta love Denzel. One of the best movies I've seen in a while, so go rent it. Wish I coulda seen it in theaters. So enjoy, psychological thrillers are my favorite.

Matchstick Men

Thought it was very good, but it was so uncomfortable to watch. Allison Lohman does a great job and looks pretty damn hot so its all good. And Nicolas Cage always does a great job. Rent it or watch it sometime, its on USA every once in a while.

Angels & Demons

I like this kind of stuff and tom hanks did a great job. kinda bummed that ewan mcgregor ended up being bad that ruined it for me lol. but a good movie. and ewan mcgregor was amazing! good show by him

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)

i love psychological thrillers. didnt get around to seeing it until recently, its damn good and better than what i expected it to be.

Tropic Thunder

very funny, saw it on the airplane. gotta love robert downey jr


great production, just not my favorite

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)

Favorite movie of all time! at first youre like what the hell? its a giant, creepy bunny rabbit. but by the end of the movie you understand everything, including the impact that one life can have on many (final scene with everyone waking up, mad world playing?? great song and favorite moment in any movie ever) such mixed emotions, but in the end youll have a good feeling about how you live your life and sacrifice for those you love. ive always heard nothing but great things about this movie and now that ive finally taken time to watch it, i encourage everyone to do the same. but you have to watch it more than once!! but again, favorite movie ever and you need to check it out

Malibu's Most Wanted

I have better things to do than watch this movie again. Like go be white.

Get Smart
Get Smart(2008)

Pretty funny! While I don't find Steve Carell hilarious i do enjoy him, and this was a great movie for a 2 hour flight.

Tears of the Sun

Bruce Willis is good in this as always. Pretty sweet movie.. always love a good kick ass film, but this one also played the sensitive side as well while not feeling fake. I like it.

The Break-Up
The Break-Up(2006)

Eh. Saw it a while ago. Not that great.


One of the best movies I've ever seen.. having a mentally challenged brother myself, it was touching to see an inspiring true story like this open peoples' eyes up to how everyone can and should be accepted.. and Cuba Gooding Jr. has the performance of a lifetime.. so I don't care what you think but you can't argue with how amazing this movie is!

The Dark Knight

Rediculously awesome. Like I didn't even want to see it and it was still amazing.. non stop action, perfect acting by all involved, great storyline and a good ending, this movie had it all. In particular, I thought Heath Ledger's performance was unparalleled.. So anyone and everyone go see this movie.

Napoleon Dynamite

TERRIBLE. I can't stand this movie I saw it once and wanted to throw myself off a very tall building.


Was afraid I wouldn't like it but ended up loving it. Even if it was on a ten hour plane ride.


Great movie, just not a very good ending and the acting could have been just a bit better.

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

Not good. A few laughs but what ever.

Fool's Gold
Fool's Gold(2008)

funny.. but just not good. its great to see with the gf or as a date kinda thing, but just not that great


I wanted to see this really badly, and thought it would be awesome. But its just too damn flashy and jumps around from scene to scene too fast. I don't know, just isn't my type of movie. The ending was interesting though.

Made of Honor

not bad.. really didnt like the actually movie but there were a couple funny parts, but i would not waste money seeing it in theatres

Dawn of the Dead

okay. some bad acting and some stupid scenes, but fun to see actually cool zombies get blown away. so it wasnt really a waste of time


pretty funny.. i thought that it could have been better but looking back on it i decided it was funny.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift

Like the parties and the cars. The movie sucked haha

The Heartbreak Kid

Hilarious! But about half way through the movie took a bad turn.. it was still funny but it was so uncomfortable watching Ben Stiller as he ends up getting into deeper and deeper shit. As I said, it was funny, but to long and just wasnt that great. But I did like the ending.

The Kingdom
The Kingdom(2007)

Great movie. Awsesome acting throughout, and I absolutely loved the action. But I didnt like the portrayal of how sweet America was throughout the entire film. But it wa a movie, so what the hell right. Also, the last line of the film wrapped it up for a near perfect ending.

Slap Shot
Slap Shot(1977)

a hockey players favorite movie

Rush Hour 2
Rush Hour 2(2001)

Even better than the first, bery funny, can't wait to see the third..

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

actually didnt ruin the first one and was absolutely great. really cool and a must see for fans of the first one

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Great movie. I really liked it and I cant wait to see the 3rd


Not bad.. I really enjoyed this and Will Smith's acting was very good

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

Great movie. Don't like animated movies but this one was dec.

The Day After Tomorrow

Very good.. I really enjoyed all of the visual effects and the disasterous scenes.

Scary Movie
Scary Movie(2000)

Definately the funniest of the series, I laughed a bit.. a good movie to see when you've got nothing to do.


A tie for best action movie (300.. I can't decide). Anyway Russell Crowe performs brilliantly and this might be one of the greatest movies of all time.

Meet the Fockers

Funny, delivers just as well as the first

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

Not bad. I enjoyed it, there was good acting all around, but it was just lacking... idk

The Matrix
The Matrix(1999)

Great movie.. so confusing at first but seriously one of the greatest concepts ever put into a movie and I definately enjoyed it.

The Longest Yard

Really funny and just as good as the original.. must see

American Pie
American Pie(1999)

Funny.. the concerns of every teenager put into a very funny movie.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Though I never got into the whole series and vowed never to watch it, my friend talked me into it and I can safely say this movie was the ONLY GOOD MOVIE OUT OF THE THREE. It was great


Amazing. I went opening night with about fifteen people and I couldn't stop laughing. A must see movie for everyone.

Shaun of the Dead

Funny. If you want to really enjoy it, watch it at 2:00 in the morning drunk. So basically a good movie that mad me laugh.

The Punisher
The Punisher(2004)

The action = awesome.
The acting... not so much. But still a good movie about a guy who just wants to get even. This movie will make you sad, then angry, then sad again, then fucking pumped. So basically a good movie lol

Good Burger
Good Burger(1997)

i loved kenan and kel on all that when i was little and this movie was always one to laugh at. great childhood movie

Friday Night Lights

This movie would be a little better if they had someone other than Billy Bob Thornton as the head coach. The man ruined the role. Still, it was too flashy and just a decent movie. But still the way the show each player's personal struggle and how they overcome it was inspiring.


Very disturbing, especially the ending. But a good movie that was very enjoyable.

Big Fish
Big Fish(2003)

Amazing. Absolutely amazing.

Four Brothers

Awesome movie.. goes inside the lives of these four guys but is not slow at all as you are thrust into gunfights pretty fast.

The Italian Job

Awesome. I watch it on tv all the time.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Awesome. Much more suspense than the previous ones. There was a lot left out of the book, but its been a couple years since i read the book.. and besides Emma Watson is a babe. End of story.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

Good but too much action and the end pissed me off.

Army of Darkness

Hilarious. Watched it at like 3 in the morning and couldn't stop laughing.

Freddy vs. Jason

Absolutely terrible. I don't think I was remotely scared at all, and I'm not a big fan of scary movies. The killing scenes were so fake that I seriously fell over laughing a the pathetic attempts of creating a gory movie. Don't even think about wasting your time on this movie


I havnt seen this movie in forever but I remember it being okay

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Very strange.. good sountrack though and was actually very fun


Great movie.. over dramatized though.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Funny, but not what it was made out to be. It got annoying how arrogant Will Ferrell is throughout the movie, but w/e. I laughed and it was worth the ticket price.. if you like Will Ferrell you should enjoy this movie

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

Great. WIll Ferrel delivers and I honestly loved it.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Interesting.. Connected to the other movies well but not as good as the others


Pretty cool.. Plot kinda sucked but I loved the action


Interesting, but just another one of those comic books turned movie. Not worth seeing

The Last Samurai

Great movie.. as bad as most Tom Cruise movies are, this movie does not dissapoint

Van Helsing
Van Helsing(2004)

Fun, witty, great visuals.. interesting tie ins with all sorts of legends such as Dr. Jeckel/Mr. Hyde, Frankenstein, and Dracula.. a bit confusing but fun movie

The Bourne Identity

Great storyline. I loved it and watch it on dvd every once in a while

Gridiron Gang

I liked it.. tells a great story of a bad section of town.. but it was a little too dramatic


Fun movie.
"I've got top!"

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Absolutely great. Makes me feel like a 10 year old again

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Very good but it was just a little too fast and confusing.. still an amazing movie tho

The Bourne Supremacy

Very good.. I enjoyed it. Nice action and nice story to continue on from the first

Meet the Parents

Original, very funny, I enjoyed it. Especially the part shown on the cover. "Have you had sex with my daughter??" haha great

The Nutty Professor

Funny movie.. I watch it every time its on tv.

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2(1999)

Just as good as the first, its a classic that I grew up loving

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)

Classic. If you havnt seen Toy Story I don't know where you've been

Monsters, Inc.

Great. Got it on dvd and I really liked it.. I mean I hate animations but this is worth the buy

Ice Age
Ice Age(2002)

Good concept, good movie


Great movie and I love the concept.. definately worth buying the dvd

Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story

Very funny, the Ben Stiller Vince Vaughn combo is hillarioius and though I've seen the movie like 20 times now I still love it. Not a laugh my ass off kinda movie, but original and funny enough to buy

The Pursuit of Happyness

Possibly the most inspiring movie I'd ever seen..I really enjoyed this movie and Will Smith had the showing of a lifetime!

Happy Gilmore

Can quote every line of this movie.. the best of Adam Sandler's 90's movies!

The Longest Yard

I actually really enjoyed it even though I only saw half

Deep Blue Sea

Awful acting.. possibly the funniest thing I'd ever seen when Samuel L Jackson gets killed by a law defying, flying shark.. Wow it was terrible

Red Eye
Red Eye(2005)

Very good movie.. You're thrown right into the middle of it and I have to say I really enjoyed it.. the only thing I did not like was the fact that the story line starts from a random meeting on a plane to an exploding hotel. Oh well.

Final Destination

Terrible.. don't see it. I could see it coming, and the decisions the kids made in this movie made me want to shoot somebody. Idk its just so forseeable and I want the hour and a half of my life back that I wasted on this movie.. still though I have to give it some credit. It was an interesting story line.

The Others
The Others(2001)

This was the first "suspense/scary" movie I ever really saw and to tell the truth it was a very interesting and good movie.. especially the twist at the end.

The Mummy Returns

I loved it.. better than the first.. I really enjoyed this movie and I thought the action was great

The Mummy
The Mummy(1999)

Good, pretty fun. Must see.


Good action, fun, exciting.

The Da Vinci Code

Amazing. I don't care what people stay about it not doing the book justice (probably because I havnt read it) but still one of the better movies I've ever seen.

National Treasure

Great movie! Maybe not completely accurate, but they did a pretty good job tying it together with historical events.. A must see

The Lord of the Rings

Not bad.. but I'm just not a huge fan of the LOTR series.

Independence Day

Amazing story, great movie, Will Smith does a great job in this movie.

American Wedding

Really liked it.. I guess it was the best of the series.

American Pie 2

Not as good as the first but still quite funny and enjoyable

Scary Movie 2

Mildly funny, not close to as good as the first one though.

Scary Movie 3

Okay.. not as funny as the first two but if you've got nothing to do, see it.

Scary Movie 4

Not that good.. the first one was the best and sense then it's been all down hill.

Predator 2
Predator 2(1990)

Not bad, well not as good as the original, but still enjoyable.


Liked it, enjoyed watching this movie froml both the humans' and the Preditor's views

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines

Enjoyed it, Kristanna Loken makes this movie very enjoyable!

I, Robot
I, Robot(2004)

Loved this movie, definately one of the best movies I've seen in a while.. Will Smith shows that he can indeed act.

Rush Hour
Rush Hour(1998)

The best comedy combo I've seen in a long time, Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker lived up to the hype this movie created.. I can quote every line

Phone Booth
Phone Booth(2003)

Great movie, I really enjoyed it.. Very suspenseful, the ending is great.

Saving Private Ryan

Tom Hanks does a tremendous job in this movie, worth seeing

Black Hawk Down

Beats any other war movie on account of the action that is interspersed with the lives of the soldiers


Awesome.. I play hockey so I can relate to this very easily.. any sports fan HAS to see this movie

The Truman Show

Absolutely great, Jim Carrey does an amazing job in this film. If you look movies that make you think, this is for you.

The Majestic
The Majestic(2001)

Jim Carrey can be serious! Actually a pretty good movie, everyone should see this.