Zack Tarleton's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

Ponyo
Ponyo(2009)

I was disappointed that Miyazaki made a movie that looked like it was gonna be another Totoro (not in a good way), but I was surprised that it felt more like Kiki's Delivery service overall. The story was more original than I was expecting. Well, it wasn't really too much like anything I'd seen before. I'm really glad this turned out to be just as good as his other movies, not a classic like Princess Mononoke or Spirited Away though.story: 7.5dialogue: 8.5voice acting: 9.5directing: 9music: 8humor: 9characters: 9

VeggieTales: Lord of the Beans

This was actually one of the best Lord of the Rings parodies I've seen. The Veggie Tales people actually did a good job poking fun at certain scenes, characters and moments from the movies and copying camera angles and music, and I enjoyed it a lot more than I thought I would. It's only funny though to people like me who know the movies by heart. The only bad thing about this movie is the fact that they repeat the moral of the story over and over and shove it down your throat so much that you want to shoot yourself. The message they try to get across is that everyone has special "gifts" or talents, and you have to use those gifts to help poor people or kids dying of cancer. If you use your gifts to make money or help yourself in any way, you must be a horrible person. I can see what they're trying to really say, but that's basically how it comes across.

Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea)
½

I didn't want to believe all the reviews, but it sure was bad. The pacing was painfully slow, and it took literally 40 minutes for the story to start. By that time the characters were so underdeveloped and bland that it was too late for anything to matter, and it continued to drag until the last 20 minutes or so. The plot was almost nonexistent, and what there was of it made no sense. The ending was actually pretty good, but there wasn't any buildup to make it mean anything. We were supposed to care about the characters, even though there isn't any reason to other than the fact that they had hard lives and did some stuff that we don't give a crap about. It didn't help that I had to watch it with the English dub, which was pretty terrible. I don't care if this was Goro Miyazaki's first movie. His dad's first movie was 100 times better and probably made at a fraction of the cost of this one.

The Last Airbender

An embarrassment. I was a huge M. Night Shyamalan fan (I even liked Lady in the Water), but this movie has destroyed my faith in him completely in terms of his storytelling abilities and his attitude in general. The script was awful, and I honestly could have written a better script in 24 hours. He did a pretty good job of condensing the story down in terms of which events were covered, but there just wasn't enough time to care about the characters or even know what was really going on. There was no sense of a mission or a journey, and the characters were just there to attempt to deliver terrible lines of exposition dialogue. The actors that played Aang, Katara, and Sokka act more like their characters off-screen than in the actual movie. This movie has no heart or soul, and it just felt like a short recap of the first season in live action. It had so much potential, but it was pretty obvious that M. Night Shyamalan didn't know what he was doing. It didn't just fail as an adaption...it failed as a film. I've never seen such a sloppy movie that was supposed to be "the next Star Wars".

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch(2011)

I wasn't expecting much, but it still could have been better. It was so random and crazy, and some of the action got a little boring. But it's very good if you watch it as a parody of ridiculous action movies that try way too hard to be "epic".

Inception
Inception(2010)

It wasn't the epic masterpiece I was expecting, but it was still another great movie from Christopher Nolan and worthy of its Oscar nominations. It was interesting and complex, and the cast did a great job.

True Grit
True Grit(2010)

This is the best movie I've seen in a while. It was very similar to the one with John Wayne in terms of what events were covered, but it was much better in terms of character development.

Lady in the Water

I understand why most people hate this movie, but I really liked it. It's different, but also very well done. Paul Giamatti and Bryce Dallas Howard were great, and Shyamalan even did a pretty decent job in the role he gave himself, which was a bit odd but ok.

Rear Window
Rear Window(1954)

This movie is great! I didn't expect to like it that much, but it was so well done. It was made back in a time when movies focused more on interesting characters than using special effects.

127 Hours
127 Hours(2010)

This movie could have been really boring, but it had some of the most interesting directing I've see in a while. And James Franco did a great job at slowly deteriorating over the course of the movie without being overly dramatic.

The Return of the King
½

God awful! Would it have been so hard for them to at least start where Bakshi left off instead of starting almost half way through the Return of the King (book)? Nothing is explained...and any attempt to tell the story is destroyed by the constant interruption of pointless songs. They got away with it in the hobbit because the songs were actually from the book and helped move the plot forward sometimes or just added to the background music. Unless you've read the book, you'll have no clue what's going on. Samwise and the overall feel of the siege of Minas Tirith are the only somewhat good things I can think about this movie. And of course there's the epic song "Where There's a Whip, There's a Way".

The King's Speech
½

A great "buddy" film that manages to be very engaging even with its overall subtle style. The chemistry between Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush made their characters' friendship very believable and entertaining.

The Fighter
The Fighter(2010)

It's nice seeing Mark Wahlberg playing a role that actually suits him, and Christian Bale was great as usual.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)

I enjoyed it, but it really wasn't anything special. The 3D wasn't even that impressive.

Persepolis
Persepolis(2007)
½

A simple yet very entertaining and engaging movie.

The Warrior's Way

It was actually pretty decent, and I found the story more interesting than most of the action. Not that either were that great. It couldn't really decide whether it wanted to be a "deep" character driven movie or a mindless action movie; it's just not focused enough to be that memorable.

Rashômon
Rashômon(1951)
½

An interesting look at the different ways people can few a given situation.

Nine Queens (Nueve reinas)

It's a very simple plot, but its simplicity is what makes it so great. It's a really enjoyable movie that doesn't try to be something that it's not, and the performances felt very real and natural.

True Grit
True Grit(1969)

It drags on a bit in the middle, but it's a decent western overall. And seeing John Wayne playing a more unique character than he usually does was nice.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

Probably the best of the the movies so far. It was nice to take a break from them going to their classes at Hogwarts every two seconds, and it focused a lot more on the characters.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

People who read the book seem to hate this one, but I didn't read the book so I thought it was the best. It focused a lot more on the characters and the darker parts of the story involving Voldemort instead of spending half the movie just showing them going to every single one of their classes. It definitely was the most engaging and intelligent of the first five movies. Even Michael Gambon was good in this one. He's still not even close to Richard Harris, but he had more subtle moments instead of him just barking orders and slamming people against walls.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
½

A lot of people say this is the best one, but I didn't think it was that great. The characters start to become more involving, but I don't think the tournament made a very good main plot. It didn't get really good until the ending, which is what happened with the third movie.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
½

The directing, acting, and art direction was much better and more refined than the other two, but there just wasn't enough of a plot. Even though this one is darker than the previous two, I think it did the best job of balancing the humor with the more serious parts. It's just a shame that the more interesing plot and character stuff didn't come until the movie was almost over.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
½

It tried a little to hard to suddenly be dark, but Chris Columbus definitely seemed more comfortable directing this one than the first one. It's sad that this is the last one with Richard Harris.

Jackass 3
Jackass 3(2010)

It was much more entertaining than I was expecting, and the 3D was pretty good and actually makes sense for a movie like this.

Metropolis
Metropolis(1927)

It's an amazing movie for it's time with timeless themes, but it's kind of hard to watch now (at least for me). Its age shows a lot more than people say it does (it's almost 100 years old...). But that doesn't make it a bad movie at all; it's still great. Every time there's a really slow scene, a great one comes up that makes up for it.

The Muppets Take Manhattan
½

It's a fun movie, but there just wasn't enough of the muppets being the muppets.

Nowhere Boy
Nowhere Boy(2010)

An interesting look at John Lennon's early life and a satisfying movie. Aaron Johnson was great as John Lennon. I'm glad they didn't overdo the Beatles references and focused more on the story. There were just a few subtle Beatles references, and they were enough.

Hereafter
Hereafter(2010)
½

Very disappointing. The directing, acting, and idea were good, but there was nothing driving the story. The script was just so weak that everything else just didn't really matter; the entire movie just felt really pointless and anticlimactic.

GTO: Great Teacher Onizuka
½

It really lacked the goofy fun of the anime, and it tried too hard to get the "message" across rather than having interesting characters and being entertaining.

Bringing Up Baby

So much funnier than 90% of the comedies that we get today.

The Social Network
½

A nearly flawless movie in terms of acting, directing, editing, script, etc.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

It definitely wasn't as good as the first one, but it was still an enjoyable movie. The directing and editing was great, and most of the performances were great too. The story just wasn't focused enough. It was all over the place, and it too long to get good (similar to the first movie). The ending seemed to come out of nowhere, and it felt like a decision that was put in at the last second and forced upon Oliver Stone.

Goodbye Solo
Goodbye Solo(2009)

A beautiful and powerful film. Its real strength was the realism it managed to convey throughout the whole story, and the characters managed to be engaging without being overly dramatic.

Wall Street
Wall Street(1987)
½

It took way too long to get good. The first half was kind of boring, and it seemed like it was going nowhere. But once it got good, it got really good. The performances were great, and it was cool having the father and son roles given to Martin and Charlie Sheen.

Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole
½

It wasn't that original or amazing, but it was a fun little adventure movie. And having Sam Neill (even in a minor role) is always a bonus. I hope it gets a sequel; Zack Snyder did a good job. It had fun and memorable characters, and I want to see them expanded on.

The Secret of Kells
½

A simple but great. It's a nice break from American animation with beautiful animation. I only wish it lasted longer.

Remember the Titans
½

This is one of those movies that everybody loves, but I just don't get it. It's inspirational, well made, and Denzel Washington is great as usual, but I just don't think it's that amazing.

Red Eye
Red Eye(2005)
½

Nothing special, but it wasn't bad.

Batman Forever
½

I'd have to see it again, but I remember it being way too campy. Nowhere near as bad as Batman and Robin, but it was a sign of what was to come.

Daddy Day Care
½

It was funny at the time, but it's pretty lame.

Resident Evil: Afterlife
½

It was pretty lame, which is what I was expecting.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

It was a lot better than I was expecting, but it could have been even better if Michael Cera wasn't the lead role. He did a good job, but he's the same character in every movie. It's getting really old.

This Boy's Life

It wasn't what I was expecting, but it was pretty good.

What's Eating Gilbert Grape
½

It gets a little dull, but Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio's performances help keep it interesting.

The Expendables

A fun action movie with a good cast that should have been used more.

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)
½

It was definitely a good movie, but it felt too much like a rehash of the first one.

Kill Bill: Volume 2

It really doesn't work that well as a standalone movie, but it's a great ending to a strange movie. It did get a little dull, but it still had that quirky Tarantino feel throughout the whole thing.

Predators
Predators(2010)

A great reboot/sequel (whatever it's supposed to be). It felt a lot like the first one, but it did a great job of that without feeling like a copy.

Predator
Predator(1987)
½

One of those movies that I avoided watching for a long time for some reason.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)
½

Another great Pixar movie. I'd have to see the first two movies again to really compare this one to them.

The Road
The Road(2009)
½

I was expecting it to be very depressing, and it was. I was surprised by the ending though. It was a great movie overall, and Viggo Mortensen really carried the movie.

Undefeatable
Undefeatable(1993)

This movie is awful, yet hilarious. But it's not hilarious enough to get 5/5. Only Silent Night Deadly Night 2 and A Hard Ticket to Hawaii are worthy of that.

Hard Ticket to Hawaii

This movie is a masterpiece! It rivals Silent Nigh Deadly Night 2 as the worst/funniest movie of all time. Every moment is hilarious!

The A-Team
The A-Team(2010)

Pretty much what I expected, but I was pleasantly surprised by how hilarious Sharlto Copley was.

Changeling
Changeling(2008)

Another great Clint Eastwood movie, even though it's really depressing.

The Book of Eli

A good action movie, and I loved the directing and cinematography. Denzel Washington was great as usual.

Orca - The Killer Whale

A pretty terrible movie, but it was kind of funny. What was Richard Harris doing in that movie?!

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(2010)

I don't know why so many reviews are being so hard on this movie. It was pretty good. It isn't the classic that it had the potential to be with Ridley Scott, Russell Crowe and Cate Blanchett involved, but it was very enjoyable and a good origin story for Robin Hood. Hopefully it ends up making enough money to justify a sequel because I think it could be much better than this one.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

A very predictable movie, but it was pretty good overall.

Frost/Nixon
Frost/Nixon(2008)

A very interesting look at Nixon, and a very good movie.

Invictus
Invictus(2009)
½

It was a little slow, but Morgan Freeman made a perfect Nelson Mandela.

Scarface
Scarface(1983)

I can't believe it took me so long to see this movie. Al Pacino manages to be a completely over the top character without turning the movie into a corny piece of crap.

The Lovely Bones

I was expecting a bad movie based on all the reviews, but I thought it was really well done. I'm biased because Peter Jackson is my favorite director, but I was prepared to admit that he made a flop. I was pleasantly surprised. It wasn't perfect, but it was a great movie overall. The performances, especially Saoirse Ronan, and Peter Jackson's directing really carried the movie. Some of the minor characters didn't really do enough, and even Susie's parents felt like minor characters. It could have been better, but it's much better than people are saying it is.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

It just kept getting worse and worse...

Clash of the Titans

I had pretty low expectations, but even the action wasn't as good as I was expecting. It just felt pretty dull overall.

Kill Bill: Volume 1
½

I enjoyed it a lot more the second time. It's so over the top and hilarious, and it never really gets boring.

Dragonball Evolution

I finally watched more than the first 15 minutes of this movie, and it turned out even worse than I expected. The script was like something a 12 year old would write, and it wasn't even terrible enough to be a great comedy like Silent Night Deadly Night 2.

Dances With Wolves
½

I forgot how much I loved this movie.

North by Northwest
½

A good movie, but not really the classic I was expecting. Rear Window is still my favorite Hitchcock movie.

The Land Before Time

The only one of the EXTREMELY long series that's worth watching.

Ratatouille
Ratatouille(2007)
½

One of Pixar's best, and I liked it a lot more the second time (about three years later).

Road to Perdition

A great, yet tragic, movie. The directing and cinematography was pretty good, and Tom Hanks was great (as always).

Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass(2010)
½

It ended up being ever better than I was expecting. It was hilarious!

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

It's hard for me not to like this movie because I'm such a big Peter Jackson fan and know how much he wanted to make this movie. I think it turned out great, and you can see how much love he put into it. Even though I personally don't mind the three hour running time, it definitely could have been half an hour shorter (which is what Peter Jackson wanted, but the studio didn't give him enough time to finish). The only thing that sort of bugs me is how much they put into the characters in the beginning of the movie. It's really important to actually care about the characters, and it's obvious that that's what they were going for. But by the time they get to Skull Island, you almost forget you care about some of the minor characters. But I'd rather have "too much" of something good in a movie than not enough or none at all.

The Thin Red Line
½

It's a nice look at the horrors of war, but that's pretty much it. It's hard to get attached to any of the characters because most of them don't really do (or say) anything, and the "story" just drags on until I didn't care anymore. It's not a bad movie, but it could have been a lot better.

9
9(2009)

I like it overall, but it would have been much better if it was longer and had more time to develop the characters and the story more.

Transformers
Transformers(2007)
½

It was a lot better than I thought it would be. The beginning was a bit slow, but it got better. This isn't the most amazing movie in the world or anything, but it was a good mindless action movie. The whole "geek saves the day and wins the slut" part was kind of dumb because that's been used way too much in movies like this. It seemed like that was the whole point of the movie for about the first 15 minutes, but thankfully the robots actually became the main point of the movie (but still not as much as they should have).

Catch Me If You Can

Some parts are a bit slow, but overall it's a great Spielberg movie with great performances.

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie

The people who made this movie were on drugs! This takes the stupidity of Spongebob to a whole new level. It's weird and kind of creepy sometimes, and it's pretty different from the TV show. I still liked it, but I'm not sure why.

Alice in Wonderland

Not as good as it could have been but still good. I think sticking with the original story would have been a better way to go instead of doing this "sequel". But having it center around the Jabberwocky (I've had the poem memorized for over three years) was awesome. It was nice seeing all of the Tim Burton regulars together, even though some of them had small roles. Johnny Depp was good, but he didn't stand out as much as I was expecting. And the movie really doesn't feel at all like the book. I know this is Tim Burton's "interpretation", but it just completely failed to capture the feel of the original story in any way. It feels more like Dorothy returning to Oz and not Alice returning to Wonderland. Alice in Wonderland (the book) stuck out to me because of the dream-like feel it had with creepy characters that felt a little bit dangerous and unhelpful. The characters in the movie are all fun, helpful, and suddenly are Alice's best friends. I prefer the way they were in the book, where they are frustratingly mad and constantly ignore what Alice is saying. I know that never would have worked in a mainstream Tim Burton movie, but he could have at least tried.

Milk
Milk(2008)

Much better than I expected.

Shutter Island
½

It had great acting and great directing, but the twist happened right when I was really getting into it. I liked how the story was before the twist; it was intriguing and suspenseful. I didn't hate the twist, but something about it (maybe the timing) took me out of the movie.

MirrorMask
MirrorMask(2005)

The guy's art looks better as illustrations, but it was still a pretty imaginative movie.

Signs
Signs(2002)
½

One of Shyamalan's best movies. It was actually pretty scarey at some parts, but that's not the only reason it was good.

Castle in the Sky

A great Miyazaki movie, but it doesn't really stand out as much as his other movies.

Fantastic Mr. Fox
½

A great movie with a very odd/unique feel to it. The humor got a bit stale towards the end, but overall it was pretty great.

The Godfather, Part II

I personally liked the first one better, but this was a very good sequel. I wish the "flashbacks" with young Vito were a bigger part of the movie. I think the movie could have been a little shorter because some parts seemed to drag on too long, which is something I rarely say about a movie.

Mars Attacks!
½

Pretty funny, but most of it was just kind of annoying.

Pokemon the First Movie - Mewtwo vs. Mew
½

This is a pretty good movie for a movie about Pokemon, but anyone who wasn't a fan of the show will think it's terrible (because as a stand alone movie it kind of is...).

Where the Wild Things Are
½

Even thought it was based on a really short picture book, I wish it had been just a little bit longer. But I liked it it. It was weird and different but in a good way (most of the time). A lot of it will fly right over younger kids' head though because so much of it deals with emotions. Some of it went a little slower than it should have, and sometimes the wild things were just a little too sad. But overall it was good in a weird way.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World
½

This was a good movie, but I wished there was a little bit more of a plot. The first hour seems to be going nowhere, and it almost seems like that through the whole movie actually. The acting was great, and it looked really. But the story needed to be a little bit bigger and more important to make the movie better.

Silent Night, Deadly Night Part 2

The funniest movie of all time. PERIOD.

Yellow Submarine

This is one of the weirdest movies I've ever scene. There's basically no plot, but it's still fun to watch. It would have been nice if the Beatles provided their own voices though.

Casino
Casino(1995)

The directing and the acting was great. But the story wasn't that interesting and seemed to drag on way too long.

The Truman Show

Not just an interesting concept but also a pretty good movie.

On the Waterfront

Overall, it's nothing too special. But the performances, especially Brando's, are what make it stand out.

The Big Lebowski

A very strange but funny movie, which has inspired me to check out more of the Coen brothers' comedies.

Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (Kaze no tani no Naushika)
½

I didn't see the stupid edited/Americanized version, but I saw the cover for it...wow. Miyazaki needs to make another movie like this.

Moon
Moon(2009)
½

I was pleasantly surprised by how great this movie was. Sam Rockwell did a great job and should be nominated for SOMETHING. It really reminded me of everything I like about the Twilight Zone, without all the corniness.

Up in the Air
½

I don't see what the big deal is...I didn't think it was that great. The directing and the acting was great, but the movie itself wasn't emotional or funny enough to pull me in or make me care. The lack of emotion and humor was kind of the point in a way, but it didn't work the way it should have.

Wizards
Wizards(1977)
½

It's so bad that it's good. So hilarious! It makes absolutely no sense, and really want to know what Ralph Bakshi was thinking when he made this. The Holocaust stuff could have been a bit more subtle... The rotoscoping is TERRIBLE, even worse than his Lord of the Rings movie, which I never thought I'd say.

Being John Malkovich

This is one of the weirdest movies I've ever seen, but I really enjoyed it. It had a really interesting and original story, and it had a director to actually turn that story into a good movie.

Daybreakers
Daybreakers(2010)

Pretty disappointing. The story and ideas behind it were great and interesting, but it was a pretty generic movie overall. The directing and the cinematography were pretty good throughout the whole thing, but the over the top gore and and predictable plot distracts you from it. I think this movie could have been better if it was longer and focused more on the story and the characters, but it focused more on blood and explosions and felt very rushed. Sam Neill wasn't even enough to save the movie.

The Great Debaters
½

A great story and a great movie that was robbed at the Oscars.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)
½

One of the best comedies I've seen in years. I usually hate comedy movies, but this one surprised me. The acting was great, and I actually cared about the characters, which is rare for a comedy. It's weird and disgusting, but it's a comedy that has a lot of heart.

The Lord of the Rings
½

Definitely a good try, but I even hesitate to use the word "try". They didn't seem to TRY to make a movie that made sense or even respect the books. Blindly following the books key plot points with no sense of coherency does NOT make it "more faithful" to the book, as some people will have you believe. The script is sloppy, most of the characters have no clear personalities or purpose, and the battles are chaotic (in the wrong way) and drag on forever. The rotoscoping is terrible and cheap looking, and would it have killed them to pronounce the names of people and places right?

The Hobbit
The Hobbit(1978)
½

This is the movie that started it all for me...I saw it when I was 4 or 5. I remembered bits and pieces after all those years, and when I was about 10. I decided to rent it. Then I read the book, and a year later Peter Jackson's trilogy started. It's hard to rate this without a little bias. But as a film based on one of the best books of all time, it does a pretty good job. A lot of the designs (especially Smaug) were terrible, but most of the music and overall feel of the movie felt right. It's too bad a lot of the seriousness and character development was ignored.

Die Hard
Die Hard(1988)

I've never been a fan of action movies like this, and I usually have to force myself to watch them. I had to watch this for a class, and I'm glad I was "forced" to watch it.

Bonnie and Clyde
½

I wasn't looking forward to watching this for some reason, but it was great. The acting and directing was much better than I thought it would be, and there was some actual substance to the story, which I wasn't expecting.

Inglourious Basterds
½

Very good dark humor and other classic Tarantino movie.

Born on the Fourth of July

Very good, but sometimes Vietnam movies are just the same thing over and over.

Reservoir Dogs

Another classic from Tarantino. It's great how his movies always manage to be so funny, even though they're still really violent and disturbing.

High Noon
High Noon(1952)
½

It would have been better if the ending wasn't so abrupt.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
½

I actually like this one better than the original, but that's probably because I'm not attached to the original in anyway because I didn't watch it when I was a wee lad. Johnny Depp is great as always.

The Matrix Reloaded

After hearing all the bad things about this movie, I was prepared for something really bad. It wasn't as good as the first one at all, but it wasn't bad. And it was much better the second time.

Dont Look Back
½

Watching Bob Dylan torturing reporters was hilarious!

Singin' in the Rain
½

Pretty good...for a musical.

Some Like It Hot
½

Some of it is pretty stupid, but overall it's actually pretty hilarious.

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)

The violence go really old after a while, but overall it's a very interesting and odd (in a good way) movie.

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane(1941)

Much better the second (not so much the third) time. Still not "the greatest movie of all time", but definitely great for its time and innovative. Orson Welles is so good in this.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

Weird, disgusting, and hilarious!

The Bourne Identity
½

Good, but definitely not as good as people make it out to be. At least not to me...

State of Play
½

A pretty good thriller, but nothing too special (even with the awesome cast).

The Conversation
½

A slow but interesting movie. Even though it was detailed and well thought out, some of it just got a bit dull after a while.

Days of Heaven
½

Good/interesting/beautiful cinematography does NOT make a good movie. Is it too much to ask for a good story too? A lot of movies pull it off pretty well. I know that wasn't the point of this movie, but I just thought looking at fields (no matter how well it was shot) for an hour and a half got really boring after a while...

The Silence of the Lambs
½

Anthony Hopkins basically owns this movie.

Zombieland
Zombieland(2009)

So much better than I thought it would be. It looked pretty stupid, but it was a pretty well thought out and fun movie!

The Third Man

A little boring at some points but not bad. I've never really been a fan of this kind of movie.

The Great Escape

Some parts seemed to drag on for a while, but this movie is a classic for a reason. It's just a lot of fun to watch and has great characters.

My Neighbor Totoro
½

Very pointless. Very stupid. Very awesome!

The Pianist
The Pianist(2002)

One of my favorite movies. Adrien Brody is great in this! It's really depressing though, so it's kind of hard to watch sometimes.

Goldfinger
Goldfinger(1964)

Definitely a classic, but still not that amazing.

Gamer
Gamer(2009)

It didn't suck me in at all...I wasn't expecting much because it was an action movie, but they made it seem like there was going to be an actual story. It never really went anywhere, and the action wasn't even that great. An interesting and somewhat orignal idea couldn't save this movie.

Batman
Batman(1989)

It's really hard watching this for the first time after seeing Batman Begins and the Dark Knight, but I still enjoyed it. Jack Nicholson was good (like he always is), but I don't know why or how people compare his performance to Heath Ledger's.

Labyrinth
Labyrinth(1986)

This is still one of my favorite movies. It's weird, creepy and pretty funny sometimes. The goblins looks so great. I really wish they would make more movies like this with amazing creature designs by Brian Froud. If only Jim Henson were still around to make more odd movies like this.

Kiki's Delivery Service
½

It looks kind of stupid, but it's actually really good (like all of Miyazaki's movies).

District 9
District 9(2009)

Very original. Very fun. Very good.

Coraline
Coraline(2009)
½

Good, but not as good as it could have been.

The Hurt Locker
½

The best war movie in years (expect for the fact that they were playing an Xbox 360 in it...the movie took place in 2004, one year before the 360 even came out).

Howl's Moving Castle
½

Another great Miyazaki movie. The ending seemed a bit rushed, but it was still good.

Year One
Year One(2009)

I had really low expectations for this movie, but it was actually pretty funny.

Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime)

A great movie, but it could have been a lot better if they focused a little more on the characters. I know that's not really what the movie was about, but it was kind of hard to care about them in some parts without a lot of scenes with them interacting. I think an extra half hour (or maybe even an hour) would have made this movie even better.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day
½

Wow. Why did I wait this long to see this movie?

Tropic Thunder
½

It was pretty good but disappointing. Maybe my expectations were too high.

Spirited Away

It was even better watching it the second time, and I liked the Japanese voices way better than the English ones.

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
½

It started off kind of slow, but it got a lot better.

Public Enemies
½

Pretty good but not as good as I was expecting. The shaky camera got annoying at some parts, but that might have just been because I was sitting so close to the screen.

The Kite Runner
½

This was one of the only books I had to read for school that wasn't terrible. The movie was good and stuck to the book, but it didn't suck me in as much as the book did and felt kind of rushed. The cast was perfect though.

Apocalypto
Apocalypto(2006)

Very gross but very good.

1984
1984(1984)

Without even reading the book, I can tell it's better than this movie.

The Dark Crystal

One of the most original movies I've ever seen. The actual plot isn't that original. It's basically a typical "quest" plot, but everything else is great. The design of the creatures and everything in the lands where they live are amazing. The way they started writing the story is similar to how Tolkien started creating Middle-earth and writing the Lord of the Rings. I like how it's not nice and fluffy like all kids movies now. Yes, ALL. There are literally no exceptions. The time of good kids movies that everyone could enjoy for reasons other than "cuteness" and fun are gone. It's so sad that Jim Henson is dead; he would have made so many great movies. Thank God there's going to be a sequel that's going to use puppets and the same voice actors and performers and look and feel like the original as much as possible. I hope it's as amazing as the original.

Religulous
Religulous(2008)
½

First movie I've seen in a long that actually made me laugh.

Mongol
Mongol(2008)

There were way too many things that weren't explained between scenes, especially in the beginning. But it was good overall.

Hero
Hero(2004)

This is a very well done movie, and I was surprised by how much I liked it.

Valkyrie
Valkyrie(2008)
½

I thought Tom Cruise would ruin it, but it didn't.

Up
Up(2009)
½

Another great movie from Pixar.

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)
½

It could have been longer and focused a bit more on the individual characters, which is what I was expecting, but that's what sequels are for.

Body of Lies
Body of Lies(2008)

Another great movie from Ridley Scott.

The Wrestler
The Wrestler(2008)

It sounded terrible, but it was great.

Doubt
Doubt(2008)

Proof that a great cast can turn an ok story into a great movie.

The Happening
½

It's not as horrible as everyone says it is, but it's still pretty bad. And it's definitely Shyamalan's worst movie (and this is coming from a guy who likes all his other movies including Lady in the Water). Mark Wahlberg was the wrong person for this movie.

The Motorcycle Diaries
½

It was supposed to be "emotional" and "inspirational", but it wasn't.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Everything about this movie was great.

A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)

I wanted that kid to get shot soooooooooooo bad...

Jeremiah Johnson
½

It reminded me of "Into the Wild" only better.

August Rush
August Rush(2007)

A good idea ruined by a ridiculous love story and bad story telling.

The Lost World - Jurassic Park

A great sequel, but it could have been better if it didn't have so many little things that make it unbelievable even for a movie (I'm not talking about the dinosaurs).

Small Soldiers

This movie would have been better if they could have decided whether it was a kid's movie or not. The Gorgonites were great. I think they deserve their own movie.

Appaloosa
Appaloosa(2008)
½

Ed Harris and Viggo Mortensen were great, but the overall story wasn't that interesting.

Gangs of New York

The beginning scene and Daniel Day-Lewis are great. It's a shame it didn't win any of the Oscars it was nominated for.

Watchmen
Watchmen(2009)
½

A lot better than I thought it was going to be. It was VERY close to the "graphic nove", which is just a fancy word for BIG COMIC BOOK, and still made a good movie. Some of the music felt out of place, but not enough to ruin the movie. Rorschach was amazing (as he should be). Overall it was a really fun movie to watch, and the cinematography was really good in most of it. I have a new favorite Vietnam scene from a movie now (even better than the ones from Forrest Gump and Meet the Feebles): watching Dr. Manhattan casually blow

Slumdog Millionaire

Way better than I thought it was going to be. The directing, cinematography, editing and story were great. I was expecting a boring love story, but I got something completely different. A really interesting and well told story that doesn't have one dull moment. I even liked the ending with the dance; it was just random and weird enough to work.

Charlie Wilson's War

I liked it a lot more than I thought I was going to. Tom Hanks and Philip Seymour Hoffman were hilarious together. The movie actually did a great job of making me laugh and think without shoving a bunch of crap down my throat.

My Left Foot
My Left Foot(1989)

Daniel Day-Lewis was great and so was the story, but the movie itselft didn't really draw me in.

Awakenings
Awakenings(1990)

One of the only good movies I've gotten to watch in school. Robin Williams and Robert De Niro are great (as always).

Good Will Hunting

It was weird at some points, but I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.

The Incredible Hulk
½

A lot better than I thought it would be and another example of a good super hero movie that anyone can enjoy. But it was a little too predictable.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)
½

Much better than the first one in every way. I've liked monsters since I was a little kid, and seeing the movie is worth it for the monsters alone.

Into the Wild
½

The structure was TERRIBLE. I almost couldn't stand watching the first half because nothing really happened. The "naturey" shots were good, but they lasted way too long. The story and message of the movie was good, but the first half of the movie tried way too hard to be artsy. The narration made me want to punch something half the time. When the kid was actually interacting with other characters and was actually doing something, the movie was actually really good. But those scenes were almost always interrupted by more endless shots of him walking in nature or by his sister narrating. The ending was great, and so was Hal Holbrook's performance. There's a good movie somewhere inside "Into the Wild", but there's too much unecessary stuff in it, and it doesn't flow well at all.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
½

Watch the trailer, there's not much else going on in it.

Training Day
Training Day(2001)

A really good crime thriller with one of Denzel Washinton's best performances.

Charlie Bartlett

A pretty good movie about high school without being completely cliche.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

A really interesting idea, and some of the dream scenes were very well done because they were exactly how some of my dreams look/feel. But the overall movie isn't that great, and it didn't suck me in at all.

WALL-E
WALL-E(2008)

My new favorite Pixar movie.

The Mist
The Mist(2007)
½

It looked good, but it wasn't. The acting was a bit off sometimes, and the situations and the way people handled them were ridiculous sometimes (even for a movie).

Capote
Capote(2005)

Very interesting and creepy. Philip Seymour Hoffman was amazing in this.

Gran Torino
Gran Torino(2009)
½

A few of the actors were terrible in a few scenes, but Clint Eastwood's awesome-ness covers up any/all flaws that this movie has. It made me laugh more than any other movie that I've seen in a long time.

Unbreakable
Unbreakable(2000)
½

This is M. Night Shyamalan at his best.

Step Brothers

Disgusting and stupid...but HILARIOUS.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Pretty much what I expected. The ending was bad.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
½

A little slow at some parts, but this is a new classic.

Avatar: The Last Airbender: Book 3

I was really surprised when I started to like this show, but now I love it.

How the Grinch Stole Christmas

One of the best (if not THE best) Christmas specials ever!

Letters from Iwo Jima

The most original (at least the idea was) and amazing war movie I've ever seen.

Casi Casi
Casi Casi(2006)
½

Pretty stupid but funny sometimes (usually when it probably wasn't supposed to be funny).

Big Fish
Big Fish(2003)
½

This movie is really underrated. I loved it.

Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry(1971)
½

A classic for good reasons.

Quantum of Solace
½

Not as good as Casino Royale but still pretty good. Some of the editing was annoying. Action scenes are supposed to be fast paced and exciting, but they still need to be watchable.

Role Models
Role Models(2008)
½

Funnier than most comedies coming out lately.

Bulworth
Bulworth(1998)

Pretty funny and relevant.

The Godfather, Part III

It's not my favorite, but it's still good.

Gandhi
Gandhi(1982)

The beginning starts out a little slow, and you can kind of tell that the movie is 25 years old. But as the movie goes on it looks like it could have been made in the late 90's, and it becomes a little faster paced. This is a very good movie that presents a message in a very well done way.

Cloverfield
Cloverfield(2008)

It was better than I expected and a lot fun to watch. There were some scenes that actually scared me, which is doesn't happen much. The monster was pretty cool but not amazing, but that's what I was expecting. The ending was fine, and it doesn't bother me that some things weren't explained.

The Village
The Village(2004)
½

I know everyone hates it...but I don't hate it.

W.
W.(2008)
½

Sort of disappointing but still pretty good. Josh Brolin did a great job at being good old W.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones
½

This is better than the first one but not by much. Getting rid of Jar Jar (besides the few minutes he's in) was great. Having C-3PO provide some comic relief was nice, even though some of it was very "slapsticky" like most of the Jar Jar stuff. The biggest part of the movie was one of the worst parts, and that was the love story. It's really important, but those scenes seemed to drag on way too long. And the love between Anakin and Padme didn't really seem believable. The action scenes were great, and the battle in the arena with the Jedi is one of the best battles in all six movie and maybe even the best. Seeing Yoda use his lightsaber for the first time was great and definitely the biggest moment of the movie. When the movie goes back and forth between the different stories, it gets kind of annoying because I don't think it was done very well. It doesn't really build suspense; it just makes you get really annoyed. If some of the beginning was cut out, and the loves scenes, acting, and dialogue were fixed, then it would have been a lot better.

Black Hawk Down

I'm not an expert on war and what happens when people start shooting the heck out of each other, but this movie seems pretty real to me. It's obviously not completely real (no movie is). Ridley Scott did an amazing job of directing this movie. He should have won the Academy Award for Best Director for it. Ron Howard did a good job directing A Beautiful Mind (and Peter Jackson's award was being "saved" for Return of the King), but Ridley Scott deserved it more.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
½

Despite some of its weirder moments, I enjoyed it. I was very tempted to yell "What twist!" during some of the last scenes. I think Shia LaBeouf's character took the spotlight away from Indy a little too much in some scenes, but he wasn't an extremely annoying character like I thought he was going to be. I think there were just too many characters though, and Indy just seemed like he was along for the ride rather than taking everyone with him on the adventure. Some of the jokes fell flat, but it was overall pretty funny when it was supposed to be.

Martian Child

A pretty swell movie. I like how it makes you think and lets you have your own opinion about the kid.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)
½

One of the best movies of the year. Best superhero movie besides Dark Knight and Batman Begins.

Shrek the Third
½

This movie was very disappointing. I loved the first one, and I thought the second one was just ok. But this one wasn't very funny at all. The funniest characters in this one were probably the princesses, the wizard, and the random fairy tale creatures like the pigs. Those characters weren't even in it that much. Actually, it seemed like no one was really in the movie much. Donkey maybe had two or three lines in the whole movie, or at least it seemed that way. And Shrek wasn't funny at all. Arthur...well, he was just stupid.

Alien3
Alien3(1992)

Pretty terrible and pointless. The people making it didn't seem to be able to figure out what genre this movie was going to be.

300
300(2007)

This movie is amazing! It has almost non-stop action that never gets old or boring. I'm not the kind of person who only likes movies for their action or battle scenes, but I have to admit that the action is definitely the highlight of this movie. The acting is good but nothing special, but I think David Wenham (Faramir) did a great job. This movie really needs some kind of extended cut because there were a lot of battles that could have been so much longer and better.

Saw III
Saw III(2006)

Fun fact: torturing people and leaving them to die is NOT the same thing as murder.

Moral of the Story: torturing people and leaving them to die isn't a bad thing to do at all as long as you're trying to teach them valuable lessons like forgiveness.

The Blair Witch Project
½

Pretty much what I expected. It was pretty creepy but that's basically all I can say about it...

Finding Neverland
½

Very well done and sad. Johnny Depp is great in it (what a suprise).

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Pretty good for a TV SHOW, which is what it is. Some parts made me cringe, and some parts were actually good. Even though Jar Jar's not in it, they found someone just as annoying to make up for it...

Doomsday
Doomsday(2008)
½

Dawn of Dead + I Am Legend + some creepy music video + Lord of the Rings + V for Vendetta + Braveheart + Gladiator + Timeline + Mad Max + a car commercial = Doomsday. It's just a bit ridiculous...

Starship Troopers

Some parts were hilarious, and some parts were just weird.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

It was pretty much what I expected. I just wish certain things had been elaborated on more. Some of the batte scenes could have been shortened a bit too, so there could be more room for character development.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
½

DEATH TO JAR JAR! He is the main reason that Episode 1 isn't as good as it could have been. There's obviously some corny dialogue coming from everyone, and Anakin needed someone to slap him in the face too. It would be nice if George Lucas would release of special edition of the movie that's edited without Jar Jar and other parts of the movie that just don't work. This is still a good Star Wars movie. The podrace was probably the best part, which is kind of a bad thing. By the time it's over, it seems like nothing can top it, and it's kind of true. The battle on Naboo with the Gungans and the droids isn't very good because it just focuses on Jar Jar and his amazing stupidity. And the battle in space with the starships and what not isn't much better because it focuses on Anakin. That would be ok if he wasn't such a bad actor. The final lightsaber battle is pretty good though, it's actually sad when Qui-Gon dies (not just because he's one of the few people who can actually act in the whole movie). If the "goofiness" of this movie was taken out, it would have been so much better but still not as good as the other Star Wars movies.

Enchanted
Enchanted(2007)

Ridiculous in a good way (most of it).

The Dark Knight

Not just a great comic book movie, but a great movie in general. It was even better than the first, which was already a great movie.

Hellboy
Hellboy(2004)

Better than I thought it would be.

Risky Business
½

Pretty funny at some points but nothing special.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

It was just as confusing for the first half as the entire second movie was. The ending was kind of weird, but I thought it was an ok way to end it. It actually didn't seem very long at all, but the plot was pretty dull and pointless. It was still a pretty good movie, but nowhere near as good as the first one.

Full Metal Jacket

This is really two movies (in my opinion). I loved the first half. The second half was ok, but there wasn't much connected it with the first part.

Batman Begins

I've never been a Batman fan or a fan of anything that has to do with superheroes, but I loved this movie. It was very well done and had a great cast, and it got rid of all my ideas about what superhero movies are.

Blade: Trinity

A pretty weak movie with no real point.

Jerry Maguire
½

A pretty good movie from "back in the day" when Tom Cruise wasn't as weird.

Kingdom of Heaven
½

Ridley Scott tried to create an epic like they did back in the day with an overture and and intermission, but of course the stupid studio wouldn't let that happen. They tried to turn a 3 hour and 15 minute epic into a 2 and a half hour "Orlando Bloom fights and does other stuff" movie. They took out so much that made the movie make sense and give the characters some depth. The theatrical version isn't worth watching. I'm glad that the director's cut is the only version being released on blu-ray because it's the only version that people should ever watch. Hopefully in a few years the theatrical version will be completely dead and forgotten.

The Killing Fields

This was a great movie, and I'm glad it had a happy ending after all the depressing stuff.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

I usually hate musicals, but this was pretty good.

JFK
JFK(1991)
½

A pretty good movie, but I think they throw a little too much information at you. I'm usually pretty good at following a lot of stuff going on in a movie, but this was a bit much.

Pan's Labyrinth

I liked it the first time I watched it, but I loved it the second time (almost a year and a half later). Guillermo del Toro did an amazing job creating this story. Seeing him do such an amazing movie assures me that he'll do a great job directing The Hobbit.

Beowulf
Beowulf(2007)
½

I wasn't expecting much because it seemed like it might just be made to show off its special effects, but it was actually really good. The fact that it was CGI didn't distract me from the story at all, and it was really well done.

Children of Men

I was really suprised by how much I liked this movie. I didn't really know what it was about when I saw it, so I didn't really know what to expect. The cinematography is some of the best I've ever seen. The story is really interesting and disturbing, and the acting is great.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe
½

It took everything I liked about the book and made it a lot better. I was glad that this was turned into a movie, and a movie that was actually good.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
½

Definitely the worst of the 3 (and probably of the soon to be 4). Willy is probably the most annoying character in any movie I've ever seen. She's 10 times worse than Jar Jar. This one would have been a lot better if they didn't take an hour to get to the actual adventure. A lot of it was too dark in my opinion and not as exciting and fun as the other movies. The last 40 minutes or so are great. It's a shame the whole movie couldn't have been like that.

Walk the Line

Great performances from everyone and a pretty good movie overall. You don't have to like country to enjoy this movie.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

A classic in every sense of the word. It's a lot of fun to watch, and it never gets old.

Ray
Ray(2004)

Jamie Foxx's performance is really what made this movie great.

Million Dollar Baby

A good movie but not the best picture of 2004.

Death of a Salesman
½

I'm not a big fan of the play, and this movie wasn't much better.

Pleasantville
½

An okay movie, but it takes itself way too seriously. The messages are way too "in your face" and not as subtle as they should have been (in my opinion).

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
½

Pretty funny in some parts but pretty dumb overall.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

One of the best movies of all time. It's that simple.

The Aviator
The Aviator(2004)

A great movie in every way. It was definitely better the second time I watched it after seeing it four years ago for the first time. This is Scorsese at his best (in my opinion).

Ewoks: The Battle for Endor
½

This movie was one of my favorites when I was a kid, and now I think it's horrible. Horribly HILARIOUS! I can't get enough of this movie. It's turned into one of my favorite comedies. So many quotable lines and stupid scenes to laugh about. And how can you not love a movie that has an ewok shooting a gun and screaming "eat shit"? Just pay attention. You'll hear it.

Patton
Patton(1970)

It's nice to see a war movie that concentrates on a character rather than just the shooting and dead bodies being thrown around during the battles.

Mad Max
Mad Max(1979)
½

Pretty disappointing. I was expecting a lot more, but I just spent most of the movie shaking my head at the lack of common sense of the most people had in this movie. A lot of things aren't explained at all, and it can get a bit confusing. Not that there's much going on or much of a plot...

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

A pretty good movie for back in the day. James Stewart is great in this, and the overall message is pretty good and very relevant today.

Be Kind Rewind
½

Some of it was pretty funny. The overall idea was nice, but it seems to drag on a little too long. It could have had a little more wacky humor in it that would expect from Jack Black, but it was still pretty funny.

Matchstick Men
½

This is a very exciting and fun movie to watch. It's still fun to watch even after knowing how it ends. It's Ridley Scott at his best.

Michael Clayton

I was suprised that I really enjoyed this movie. I was expecting it to be really boring, but it was great. It could be a bit confusing at times, but it all (or at least most of it) becomes clear by the end of the movie.

The Deer Hunter
½

This is by far the best Vietnam movie I've seen. It has a lot to say about war itself and not just the Vietnam war.

Help!
Help!(1965)

Not as good as the other Beatles movies but still pretty good. I think there wasn't enough time spent on the actual Beatles themselves.

A Hard Day's Night

The crazy personalities of the Beatles and the cinematography are what make this movie great. The music is obviously great, but I think there should have been less of it and more stuff with the Beatles just being themselves (like the first few minutes).

Eastern Promises
½

Viggo Mortensen's performance was the best part of the movie in my opinion. It was a pretty good movie overall, but there was just something missing. The plot and the characters weren't developed as much as I would have liked, and it seemed to end right when I was really getting into it.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

I'm not exactly sure why, but I really love this movie. I guess it's just because it's a great story about breaking the rules and treating everyone like human beings that deserve happiness and a chance to have fun. It's hilarious, moving and a lot of fun to watch.

Hot Rod
Hot Rod(2007)

This is an example of a typical comedy movie that Hollywood has been crapping out for the last decade or so: very short (even for a comedy), immature (again, even for a comedy), not original at all, and not very funny. This movie had its moments, but a lot of it was pretty dumb.

Cinderella Man
½

The cast was great, especially Paul Giamatti. The story was very predictable, but it's a boxing movie. Most boxing movies are pretty much the same when it comes to the basic plot, but I thought this one was better than most of them.

Superbad
Superbad(2007)

This is the first (and maybe the only) comedy that's come out in a really long time that actually made me laugh at some parts. Most comedies that come out now aren't original at all and have jokes that make me want to through something at the screen. This movie wasn't like those. It wasn't very original, but it didn't make me want to throw anything. The humor was pretty immature, but that was kind of the point...I think.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)
½

It wasn't as good as I thought it would be, but I still thought it was good. I've never been a spiderman fan, but I like the movies. I thought the beginning was a little slow and sometimes redundant. Harry took up a little too much of the movie and almost stole the show, but his story was an ok part of the movie. Venom needed way more time in the movie, and I thought his "real" identity wasn't a big enough character either. It seemed like he was just thrown into the movie for fun. I think they should end the franchise here. It can only get worse in my opinion, especially if the actors and director aren't part of the fourth one. The director, Sam Raimi, is one of the directors being considered for the Hobbit movie (along with the director of Witness and Master and Commander, Peter Weir), so he might not be around to do the next one. And the actors might not want to be in the next ones, so it wouldn't be worth it.

Chinatown
Chinatown(1974)

It was pretty interesting and had some good actors, but it wasn't as impressive as I thought it was going to be.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)

Will Smith was great like he always is, but the movie itself wasn't that amazing. I enjoyed the quiet scenes with Will Smith and the dog almost more than the zombie action scenes because they were more interesting and creepy in some ways. The zombies looked pretty fake once you got a good look at them. I think it would have been better to keep them a little more mysterious and show less of them but hear more of them and show more of Will Smith's reactions to them instead. The ending was pretty bad. It's pretty obvious that they just slapped it together at the last minute, which they actually kind of did.

Sunset Boulevard
½

It's a classic, but not very impressive in my opinion. It got to be a bit repetitive.

No Country for Old Men
½

The story wasn't anything too amazing, but there wasn't really anything bad about it. The performances and the cinematography were great, and everything about it was well done. It was probably one of the best suspense films I've seen, and it was a pretty interesting movie.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The best comedy movie ever made. It's kind of depressing how pathetic most comedy movies are today. Their humor is always the same, their plots are as boring as crap and they're only good for a few chuckles here and there. But Monty Python and the Holy Grail is hilarious and original even 32 years after its release. After seeing it 100 times and listening to everyone on the planet quote it all the time, the jokes can get a LITTLE old. But that doesn't stop them from making me laugh every time I watch the movie. Just thinking about this movie makes me laugh.

Spellbound
Spellbound(2002)

It was pretty good, but I was more consenstrating on the hilarious kids and their weird parents instead of whatever the director was trying to prove.

Vertigo
Vertigo(1958)
½

It was well done, like a Hitchcock movie is expected to be, but I just didn't find the actual story that interesting. The ending was pretty good, and I actually didn't guess how it would end.

Casablanca
Casablanca(1942)

I enjoyed Casablanca because I wasnâ??t distracted at all by the fact that it was made in the 40s. Movies made decades ago have very obvious differences in style than movies do today. If I can watch one and not be distracted by that fact, then I think it was a well made movie. Casablanca was also just a good movie and not just because it was good for itâ??s time. I also liked it because it made me laugh when it was supposed to and not during parts that were meant to be serious, which happens with some older movies Iâ??ve watched.

Spartacus
Spartacus(1960)

Some of the performances made me want to turn the movie off, but there were some good ones to make up for it. The fight scenes were a little too fake even for the 60s in my opinion, but they weren't horrible. The love story is a little unbelievable, but most love stories are anyway. The music also kind of got on my nerves because I'm not really a fan of music in older movies. They usually sound exactly the same to me: play trumpets really loud when something "heroic" is happening and get out some violins or something for the sad scenes. That's how I feel about the first two hours or so of the movie. The last hour is great. It almost felt like a different movie. Everything was better all of a sudden: the acting, the music, ect. The battle scene was amazing, and everything after it was just as good.

Rocky V
Rocky V(1990)
½

Not as good as the first two (I haven't seen the 3rd or 4th yet), but a pretty good sequel considering it's the 5th of the series.

Saving Private Ryan

This is one of the best war movies I've seen, and it's one of my favorites. War movies have come a long way since the ones from "back in the day". This isn't just a pointless and violent movie; it actually has good characters and a decent story.

Braveheart
Braveheart(1995)

The beginning is a little slow, and some parts of the story can be a bit repetitive. But it's a great movie overall and worthy of its award for Best Picture.

American Gangster

This isn't the most amazing or groundbreaking movie ever filmed or anything, but it's definitely worthy of an Oscar or two...or 10. It flows perfectly, and it never gets boring. Everything about this movie was done so well. Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe were great, and Ridley Scott better win his first Oscar for this movie. There isn't even one movie that has come out this year that even comes close to this.

The Green Mile

I had no idea what this movie was about when I started watching it, and I was completely blown away. It's one of the most emotial movies I've seen, and it's done in such a perfect way. I think it's amazing that Frank Darabont made two masterpieces like this in a row.

Rocky II
Rocky II(1979)

I didn't expect to like this one very much because I didn't think the first one was that amazing. I liked this one better than the first one. It was pretty similiar, but everything about it was just a little better than the first one. It's one of the best sequels I've seen because it just continues the story instead of just trying to be bigger and better than the one before it.

Rocky
Rocky(1976)
½

I don't see this as being one of the best movies of all time, but it's definitely a good movie and a classic. The story isn't that amazing, but it's still fun to watch.

Gladiator
Gladiator(2000)

This is one of the best movies of all time. It's a great movie that brought back an old genre from back in the day. It's exciting, moving and a lot of fun to watch. This is Ridley Scott at his best, and it also has amazing performances by Russell Crowe, Joaquin Phoenix, Oliver Reed, Richard Harris and Djimon Hounsou.

Jaws: The Revenge

This movie makes me want to cry and stab things...this is actually worse than the Dungeon's and Dragons movie and The Prince and Me.

2001: A Space Odyssey

I was disappointed by this movie. Go grab a model of some sort of vehicle from Star Wars, turn off the lights, get some flash lights (colorful ones), turn on a white-noise machine and sit in your room for six hours. Hooray! You have now experienced this movie (minus the cool ape part, which I liked). Maybe I was expecting too much of a sci-fi movie from the 60s. But it was directed by Stanley Kubrick, and it's supposedly the 15th best movie of all time...So why is it so boring?

Taxi Driver
Taxi Driver(1976)

I had no idea where this movie was going when I started watching it, and I was kind of shocked...in the way you were supposed to be. Watching the main character go from being a somewhat regular taxi driver to a crazed murderer is what I liked about it. He was a good guy, but he was just stuck in a world and with people that disgusted him. And he finally snapped, but after it's all over things go back to normal. It's as if nothing had ever happened.

All the President's Men
½

This was a pretty interesting and well made movie that could have been really boring, but it wasn't. The acting was good, and it was made in a way that kept it exciting. If you can call people talking on the phone and going door to door asking questions exciting.

Raging Bull
Raging Bull(1980)

This is one of Marton Scorsese's best movies. It may not be one of the best movies ever made (in my opinion), but it's definitely a great one.

Vacancy
Vacancy(2007)
½

A pretty typical horror movie (not that I've seen many). It was more gross than scarey, and I spent half the movie laughing at house stupid everyone was. The ending was HORRIBLE!

Midnight Cowboy

A pretty depressing movie but a good one. The main character never gets a break. Things always seem to go wrong, but that makes the movie pretty realistic (but depressing). His dreams get crushed because he just isn't the person he wants to be, and everything he wants turns out to be a disappointment. The friendship between the two main characters is the best part of the movie, but of course it doesn't end well.

3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma(2007)
½

This was a good movie that could have been a lot better. The cast was great, and I loved the story and the music. It just seemed sort of anticlimactic. I liked the ending; it's just that it came too soon. Most of the movie seemed like it was setting everything up, and then the ending showed up without much of a middle. It would be like watching all of "The Fellowship of the Ring", none of "The Two Towers" and part of the end of "The Return of the King". I hope there will be an extended cut/director's cut that adds more of a middle to the story. Maybe if I watched it again the beginning wouldn't seem so long.

Platoon
Platoon(1986)

A very well made movie with a good cast. It's pretty creepy and a great Vietnam movie.

Klay World: Off the Table

This is a good movie that could have been even better. Robert Benfer's short "klaymations" are hilarious and seeing a full length movie about those klaymen was great. The first half of the movie was pretty slow and not as funny as his internet shorts, but there were still a lot of good little moments. That part of the movie could have just been edited a little better. The last half of the movie was amazing. It's fast and exciting, and I was surprised how successful the movie was at showing some emotion in those little klay guys. I thought Robert's movies could only make me laugh, but this movie proved that he can put some emotion and character development in his movies. Klay World: Off the Table is actually kind of depressing because almost every character dies. There are a few things that could have been improved like getting rid of most of the voices that weren't Robert Benfer because some of his friends did the random klaymen voices. They didn't sound good at all. Even though the movie isn't perfect, its character development and emotion is much better than a lot of Hollywood movies I've seen, and it's just a lot of fun to watch.

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump(1994)

This is one of the best movies of all time. It's a drama that can make you laugh at even the most serious moments, but not because the acting is bad or it's over the top. It's just funny watching Forrest deal with so many different things. Tom Hanks does a great job!

The Godfather

A very good movie with an amazing cast. Brando's performance was one of the best I've ever seen, and everyone else was great too. It's interesting how you can feel attached to characters that are constantly murdering people, but that's one of the most interesting parts of the movie to me.

The Omen
The Omen(2006)
½

A pretty scarey movie but nothing special.

Apocalypse Now

This movie was very well done. It has a great cast and shows the Vietnam war in a different way than most movies.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

One of those good kids movies from the 80s that everyone can enjoy. It's pretty predictable, but it's a great movie for what it is. E.T. is just a really cool character too!

The Incredibles
½

For an animated movie, I thought it was really good. It has a lot of stuff in it that people of all ages can enjoy, and even some stuff that younger kids won't understand at all. I liked how they didn't avoid using words like "dead" and "kill" because it gets annoying when kids movies try to find other words to replace them. Especially in a movie about super heroes, those words are kind of needed. I liked how real the movie felt, even though it was animated with characters with exaggerated movements and facial features. The script, the voice acting, and the animation made it seem more real and almost as if it could have been a live action movie.

Sin City
Sin City(2005)

I'm not a fan of bloody movies, but this one didn't really bother me at all. It looked so fake that I didn't really care. The story lines were all interesting enough that they stood out, but putting them all together made the movie seem a lot longer than it really was. It was good that they didn't only do one story though because it just wouldn't have been a good movie. The acting was really good for a mindless shoot-em-up movie. I think Elijah Wood was the best of course. It's not because he was Frodo or anything... And the guy who played John Coffey (like the drink, only not spelled the same) from The Green Mile was in it too.

The Matrix
The Matrix(1999)
½

I finally know why everyone likes this movie. The action is pretty amazing, and the story is actually interesting. It's not just a mindless action movie, and it wasn't as confusing as you would think.

I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry
½

A pretty typical comedy movie. It was pretty funny and very predictable.

American Beauty
½

A pretty good movie with a shocking ending. The twists and turns near the end kept it interesting. I don't think it deserves an Academy Award for Best Picture, but it wasn't a bad movie.

Dead Alive
Dead Alive(1993)

Wow...I definitely can see any gorey movie now. Movie gore officially doesn't bother me anymore (at least when it's "funny" gore). It's so over the top and ridiculous that you just have to laugh at it, and you can't beat a movie with a zombie that has a lawn gnome for a head. Even though it's not as good as Bad Taste or Meet the Feebles, it's still a good splatter movie that makes you laugh if you have a weird sense of humor. It has 100 times as much blood and gore as Bad Taste and Meet the Feebles combined, but it sort of lacks the charm of those movies. If you can call aliens getting chopped up with a chainsaw and puppets doing drugs and killing each other charm...

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Even though ewoks are so fluffy and funny, I think the original idea of them being wookies would have been better for the last movie. The ending is much more meaningful after seeing episode 3.

A.I. Artificial Intelligence

It was very interesting and kind of disturbing, and it brought up a lot of questions that my brain couldn't even handle at 2 in the morning when I watched it. It makes you think about life and your moral and all that stuff. It's also entertaining and a lot of fun to watch. Teddy is one of the coolest characters I've even seen in a movie, but I wish he had a bigger part in the movie.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

It's much darker and more complex than episode 4, and it's probably the best sequel of all time (The Lord of the Rings is one movie...). All the characters are at their best in this one, and the story is more interesting. It has a very good balance of action and story.

The Patriot
The Patriot(2000)

Even though it's probably not historically accurate at all, I still like this movie. It has a good story and some good battle scenes. It's pretty depressing though.

The Nativity Story
½

This was a pretty good movie. It was nice seeing a movie set in "Bibley times" that didn't have everyone being blonde, and they weren't perfectly clean either. The acting was good, and the story was put on screen in a nice and simple way that made the movie enjoyable.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

This one may be the one that has the most changes from the book (at least the most noticeable changes), but I'm not a Tolkien purist. It follows the story almost exactly right, and the other changes almost always make the story better as a movie. The opening scene is one of the best in movie history, and the battle at Helm's Deep is great because it's so different than the other battles in the movies. I've already reviewed the other two, so I've ranted enough.

The Matrix Revolutions

This one and the second one really could have been one movie. This one is basically just the climax of the second one; it's just really drawn out and has some pointless stuff in the beginning. I understood what was going on in the beginning, but I didn't understand why it was happening. It seemed like they wanted this one to be its own movie, so they put in some random stuff in the beginning to make it seem like there was a story. The final battles were the only reason this movie was made. The second one really just should have been shortened, and this one could have been shortened and put at the end of the second one to make one movie.

Evan Almighty

It wasn't very funny, but it was a pretty good movie. Like most people have been saying, it was "cute".

Attack of the Killer Tomatoes!

I usually love low budget movies like this that are supposed to be stupid, but this one just wasn't that good. Almost anything with the tomatoes was funny, but they actually weren't in the movie that much. There were way to many scenes that involved the "plot" that didn't even really exit. Some of the stuff with the people was pretty funny, but it could have been done better. The acting in these kinds of movie is supposed to be bad, but the actors should still be able to make people laugh.

The Fountain
The Fountain(2006)
½

It was a nice idea, and it was kind of interesting. But it got kind of boring and confusing and had a pretty bad ending.

My Fellow Americans

It was pretty funny but nothing special, and it was really predictable.

Alice in Wonderland
½

This is a pretty good adaption of the book. It's just as creepy, odd and confusing as the book. Alice is just as annoying and stupid as she was in the book too. It's actually a pretty cool story if you pat attention. It's so weird, even though the writer apparently was NOT on drugs when he wrote it.

Shrek
Shrek(2001)
½

In my mind this is a classic (almost). It's funny and not too long that it makes you get bored. I usually don't care about long movies, but this one was nice and short. I really wish they hadn't made the second one because it wasn't very good, and I don't think the third one will be much better.

Flags of Our Fathers

This was a good movie, but it could have been better. The story was good, and the movie's message was pretty strong. The way the movie was structured just got a little distracting from the story sometimes, and it wasn't always clear who was who in the story. The movie goes back and forth between the war and what happened after almost every second, or it seems that way atleast. It's a good idea, but it would have been nice if they didn't do it so much.

Kung Pow! Enter the Fist
½

This movie is a classic! Well, it is to me and my friends. We used to watch it all the time in middle school, and it's still just as funny (and stupid) in high school. Doing voice overs for an old Chinese movie doesn't sound that funny, but they do a lot more than that. They digitally put the director (Steve Oedekerk), who plays the main character, in over the main character from the original movie, even though he's not Chinese. They also shot their own scenes to put into the movie that the original Chinese movie obviously wouldn't have in it. They also added some weird special effects like a cow that attacks the Chosen One and aliens.

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)

This movie is kind of weird, and I thought Cars was a lot better. The only parts I really like were the few minutes in the beginning when the "Frodo penguin" was a little chubby baby. The plot kind of changes every two seconds, so it seems a little too much for young lads and lasses. And some of the songs are a bit suggestive... It was well done, but only stupid little kids that watch Dora the Explorer could really enjoy it because all they see are dancing penguins and not the odd and sometimes boring plot.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

This is the best movie ever made! Well, it's the first three and a half hours of the best movie ever made. The Fellowship of the Ring started off the "trilogy" with a bang! Everything about it was perfect. Yes, PERFECT. Everyone has their own opinions, but few movies even come close to The Fellowship of the Ring's (and the rest of the trilogy's) perfection. You can read my review of The Return of the King for my full length Lord of the Rings rant if you want to. I don't know why you would want to, but it's there.

Sleepy Hollow

This movie wasn't scarey at all. I don't really like scarey movies, but I think this movie needed to be more of a horror movie. Sometimes the plot could be a little confusing, even at the end when they tried to explain everything. Most of the scenes with sword fighting weren't as good as they could have been, but some were really cool. In middle school my language arts class did a play version of Sleepy Hollow, and we watched the Disney version. The stories of the play and the Disney version seemed really different from Tim Burton's from what I remember. Maybe this movie is more true to the original story, but I don't know.

Tootsie
Tootsie(1982)

I thought it was pretty funny but maybe not worthy of an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture. That's kind of how I feel about Little Miss Sunshine. They were both good, but I'm not exactly sure how I feel about comedies like that being nominated.

Witness
Witness(1985)
½

This was a pretty good movie. The only thing that I didn't like was the music.

Crash
Crash(2004)
½

This movie reminded me a lot of Babel; it dealt with similar things and presented them in a similar way. It was a pretty good movie, but I'm not sure if it deserves Best Picture. I'd have to see the rest of the movies nominated in 2005, which I haven't seen any of besides Crash, but I'm sure there was a better movie that came out that year. Some of my personal favorites came out that year, but they weren't the types of movies that would be nominated: Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith, Kingdom of Heaven, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and King Kong. Crash was really short; it wasn't even two full hours long.

Meet the Feebles

The this definitely the weirdest movie I've ever seen. It was directed by the greatest director of all time (in my opinion), Peter Jackson. I would have been scared to see Lord of the Rings if I knew he directed this. Now that I've finally seen it, I think it's great. It's funny and really stupid. How can a movie with a Vietnam flashback with puppets be bad?

The Shawshank Redemption

This is a great movie with a great story and great actors. It was directed by Frank Darabont, who also directed the Green Mile, which was also a story about a prison. These movies are very similar in style, and they're both really good. If Shawshank Redemption had beaten Forrest Gump for Best Picture, I wouldn't have minded. They're both worthy of the award.

Mystic River
Mystic River(2003)
½

The people that say this is better than Return of the King are really stupid. Mystic River was a good movie, but not even in the same league as Lord of the Rings. The story and the acting were good (Best Actor- Sean Penn, Best Supporting Actor- Tim Robbins), but overall it's not even comparable to Return of the King. Even though it was a good movie, I would have been really mad if it got the award for Best Picture.

Bobby
Bobby(2006)
½

I was expecting a little more from this movie, but it was still pretty good. The cast was good, even though Lindsay Lohan was in it. The fact that she marries Elijah Wood in the movie almost ruined the whole thing for me, but I had to ignore that part. I thought the movie would be about Bobby Kennedy a little more instead of the people at the hotel, but the parts with Bobby were very good. I thought the ending was really affective. Even though Bobby wasn't really a character in the movie (other than a few clips shown throughout the movie), it was pretty depressing seeing him get shot. The way the scene was shot made it feel a little disturbing too. In the end, it was a pretty good movie that reminds us what Bobby Kennedy could have done for this country, but he didn't get the chance.

Monsters, Inc.
½

Even though I've always liked monsters since I was a little kid, this isn't my favorite Pixar movie. It's a little too short and simple (even for a kids movie) for me, but the story is great and very creative. The voice acting was good and pretty funny, but for some reason it didn't seem as good as the voice acting in The Incredibles or Finding Nemo. Anyways, it's a really good movie that could have been just a little bit better, or maybe I'm just being picky...

Cast Away
Cast Away(2000)

I'm sure most people that watch this movie think it's really boring, and I don't blame them. It's basically a movie about a guy that sits around on an island and does nothing and barely ever talks, until he makes a friend out of a ball... It sounds boring, but I loved it. It's actually not boring at all, and Tom Hanks does a great job at keeping it seem real. I think Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, and Forrest Gump) did a great job at making a movie about a guy sitting on an island actually be entertaining. The only thing I don't really like about the movie is some of the music because it gets a little repetitive. It's nice music, but the same piece is played over and over for every sad part in the movie.

Minority Report

I was expecting a little more from this movie just because Steven Spielberg directed it, but that's not really fair. It had good action, good acting, and a cool and original story. It was a little confusing at times, but the end makes it all make sense.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

After watching Sin City and Braindead, I felt like watching a Disney movie. This was one of my favorite movies back in the day when I was a wee lad. Even when I was little, Snow White annoyed the crap out of me. The dwarfs were the ones that held the movie together. But I was ready to scream watching it almost ten years later. Snow White sings like she has throat cancer or something, and she falls in love with some random guy that stalks her and that she's only talked to once. I really wanted one of those squirrels to jump on her shoulder and take a big bite out of her jugular vein. That would have been great... Anyway, other than Snow White and her stupid prince charming, it's a good movie (for an animated kids movie from back in the day), and I forgot how creepy it was. They talk about killing people so much in that movie. It was crazy! Someone needs to make a live action version of this movie that doesn't make Snow White and the prince act so retarded, and make it PG or maybe PG-13 to show more of the cruesome parts of the story.

Casino Royale

I have never seen a James Bond movie besides this one, but I know the basic cliches of a Bond movie. A lot of people say this is the best of the franchise. Even though it was a good movie, I find that hard to believe. The old ones had gadgets, invisibles cars and other corny things (from what I've heard), but this one has nothing like that. Bond actually gets hurt, and his fighting style is a lot more physical than the older Bond movies. Obviously movies aren't only good because of action scenes, but if this one has a little more action I would have liked it a little more. But there's plenty of time for more action in the next Bond movies that should be coming out very soon.

William Shakespeare's 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'

I only watched this movie because I was forced to after I was forced to read the book in school. The time periods in which the book and the movie take place are completely different, which makes some of their word choices and problems a little out of place. The fairies just made me laugh, but not in the way Shakespeare intended. I didn't really like the book, and the movie wasn't much better.

Blood Diamond
½

Saving Private Ryan, The Green Mile, The Fellowship of the Ring, The Two Towers, The Pianist. What do all of these movies have in common? They were all robbed of Best Picture at the Academy Awards, but at least they were nominated. Blood Diamond wasn't even nominated, and I think that's just wrong. It's a powerful and entertaining movie. It makes you thank God for all that you have and that you weren't born in a country that's constantly fighting itself with guns and hate (at least not on a large scale...). But this movie doesn't just make you sit back and shove good messages down your throat; it's also very exciting and entertaining. The acting is great. I'm sorry, but you can't compare Alan Arkin's performance in Little Miss Sunshine to Djimon Hounsou's performance is Blood Diamond.

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
½

This movie is BAD. It's not as funny as people say it is, and it's not even really as "offensive" as people say it is. It's just dumb, and I have no idea why people are so offended by it. Anyone who takes this movie seriously is just STUPID.

The Last King of Scotland
½

Forest Whitaker deserves his oscar for this movie, and the entire movie deserves praise too. It's interesting, exciting, and it will keep you guessing until the end, unless you already know some things about Idi Amin.

Monty Python's The Meaning of Life

This isn't even close to being as good as The Holy Grail, but it's still a very entertaining and...odd movie. Some parts are better than others, but as a whole it's pretty funny.

Bad Taste
Bad Taste(1989)

I wasn't expecting much when I bought this movie, even though it was directed by Peter Jackson (but now I'm kicking myself for not getting the collectors edition with the special features). I was really surprised that after watching it once, it turned me into a Bad Taste fan that was ready to see the sequel that's been talked about for two decades. Almost every person that watches this movie will probably hate it, and I can understand why. It's violent, corny, and it obviously had a very low budget. The only way you can really appreciate this movie at all is if you are a Peter Jackson fan or a splatter movie fan. This is definately a cult movie and only enjoyable for a certain group of people with a different sense of humor.

Babel
Babel(2006)
½

If this movie won best picture, I'd be...disappointed. It's good, but not great. The jumping around between different stories (even though they're "connected") can get annoying, especially in the beginning when you want to know what's going on with the main characters...you know, the ones that were actually in the trailers and take up the most space on the poster. You didn't get to know the characters as much as I would have liked (probably because they jump from story to story every two minutes...and stay on the stupid Japanese girl's part the longest), which is usually the most important part of making people actually care about what's going on in the movie (in my opinion). I could have done without the crazy Japanese girl subplot too, but it was "connected"...in a very insignificant way... Anyways, I liked it, but I was expecting a lot more.

The Departed
The Departed(2006)
½

This movie is GREAT! I'm not a big fan of blood, and this movie has a lot of that. But this is more than just a shoot-em-up movie. It actually has an engaging plot that keeps you guessing until the very very end. I personally think the charcters in this movie are much "better" than the ones in Good Fellas (another Scorsese movie) too. That's probably because this one actually has some good guys to root for, and the criminals aren't nearly as insane...sort of. The Departed is a good example of how directors and actors really do help make a good movie. Marin Scorsese really deserves his oscar for this movie because he did an amazing job. The acting is perfect. Leonardo DiCaprio has proven (not just with this movie) that he's more than just the "pretty boy" from Titanic. Jack Nicholson is always great, so I don't think I really need to say anything specific about him.

Little Miss Sunshine

Worthy of an Academy Award nomination? Maybe. Worthy of multiple viewings and a lot of laughs? Yes! This is a great movie. It's funny but not over the top like most comedies that have been coming out recently, even with the constant use of the word "fuck". The first hour of the movie is definitely the funniest, and after that it loses a little of the humor (or maybe the comedy just gets old). It's still great, but after the grandpa dies its slowly goes down hill.

The Queen
The Queen(2006)

This is NOT a five star movie, and I'm not even sure if it deserves its nomination for best picture. I'm not saying it's bad; I just don't think it's the best of the best, which is what most nominees are and should be. If it won I'd be really mad because Letters from Iwo Jima was great and The Departed was too, and they definately deserve their nominations. It got pretty boring after a while, and it seemed like the same thing happened over and over.

Jurassic Park

This is definitely a ground breaking movie. The special effects still look pretty good 14 years after its release. It's exciting and actually has a somewhat realistic plot compared to most science fiction movies. It's better than the book, but it has the best parts and the bests characters of the book in it still. The only thing I don't think is very great is the cinematography. It's not bad, but it could have been better.