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Man, women sure are dumb, right? #bechdel Took me like 30 minutes to figure out the geopolitical intricacies of this movie. Good plot and good pacing.

The Godfather, Part II

Wow! Don't remember being blown away by the first as much as I was with this. A lot of it tbh made me think of The Sopranos and Mafia. So many characters and a complicated plot but it's nice that it doesn't dumb it down for the viewers. Great pacing. Found myself excited for the other timeline.

The Shawshank Redemption

As far as I can tell, pretty much a perfect movie... I say pretty much because the ending bugged me slightly. Felt tacked on since it breaks the narrative theme in order to have a happy ending. If you see the movie as a plot about a man doing something and resolving that, you're missing the bigger picture and theme of hope. There's so many layers and parallels going on in the movie that it might take a few watches to really truly appreciate how great it is.

I Love You, Man

Reasonably enjoyable. Watched it on HBO. Only a couple of big laughs. A bit touching. Kinda sick of the usual alt. comedy cast cameos--gets incredibly distracting. And then the random celebrity cameos like Lou Ferrigno and Rush just feel like filler. There was almost no conflict at all. To be honest, this just feels like extra scenes from every Apatow film that somehow got edited into an 80-minute movie

Citizen Kane
Citizen Kane(1941)

Well-made film, but it doesn't stand the test of time like the Hitchcock movies in my opinion. Maybe we've all just made fun of this iconic movie, or it just holds onto a very specific old style and some cliches. Sometimes though, it's just plain hard to get past the weird cuts and edits. I also don't care for the message--which almost seems to be a cynical idea that time makes us all despicable jerks. Maybe I just haven't dived into it deep enough, but it's difficult for me to understand motivation for half the things Kane does, let alone sympathize with any of it.

Hard Eight
Hard Eight(1996)

Love seeing all the shots that would become known in PTA movies. The movie moves very slow, but I did not see that plot coming. Reminds me a lot of Jackie Brown (Sydney's like the Robert Forster character, Samuel L. Jackson's character, a character waiting alone in a house). Leaves a lot unexplained (Do they JUST gamble all day? That's it?! Are they scam artists? How do they make money?), but it's still a great movie.


Sweet and heartbreaking. I had no idea she was so talented. I mostly heard of her when the talk show hosts were making fun of her. That said, there's no way this was better than Going Clear in regards to the Oscars.

Shaolin Soccer

Hilarious. Laugh out loud funny throughout. Only thing I can't stand is that it's one of those movies in that weird period where they thought CGI was good, but it looked AWFUL. Some of the music throughout seemed like a cringe-y level of synthesized. If you liked Kung Fu Hustle, easy to love this one too

Hell or High Water

Kind of silly premise to begin with. Not a lot of mystery. Loved the Nick Cave score. A bit predictable, a bit short, a bit shallow. Doesn't really ask any big questions. Good popcorn movie. Feels like it tries to be No Country for Old Men (with that fire scene and that ending), but do

Sausage Party

I generally like Seth Rogen's movies, but this movie BARELY makes sense. The food wrappers are anthropomorphic but also the food inside? And not other items? It's fervent about this nonsense aspect too, which adds to the humor, but only sometimes. For some reason the characters have gloves and shoes, but only SOMETIMES?! WHAT IS INSIDE the taco character?! We never see a side view, and I have to imagine it's for no reason other than the writers were lazy/dumb. If you're expecting a clever take on anthropomorphizing characters, this isn't it!
The plot was a very preachy morality play, barely strung together by a bunch of C+ jokes, which the writers went a LONG way to incorporate in. So the bagels AND the juice represent jews? They thought both of those jokes were strong enough that they had to keep both of them?!
And what the fuck was that ending? They couldn't have ended it 2 minutes earlier? They've really screwed up their last few endings.
More than anything, don't make a moral play telling people to turn on their critical thinking, and then make a movie that doesn't make any goddamn sense!

The Skeleton Twins

Meh. Kinda bored throughout. Didn't really feel like any of the characters had any specific arcs until the last 10 minutes of the movie. Took a lot to not be interested in Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader, but this film accomplished it. Some heartfelt moments and truth about depression, but man, this movie just feels like a bummer with nothing insightful to say other than "Hey depression is fucked up, huh?"

Don't Think Twice

Really enjoyed this. Lots of heartbreak mixed with happiness. Incredibly deep insights about friendship and performing that I've never heard/seen anyone else make.
I was also lucky enough to see this at a Q&A with Mike Birbiglia, but the experience was soured just a bit by people behind us who would not stop talking the entire movie.

Star Trek Beyond

Idris Elba helped. Beastie Boys didn't. I guess it always comes back to what did I expect from a blockbuster action movie? This one was written by Pegg, and it felt a thousand times more contrived (Gravity will work funny in the weird gravity place for no apparent reason! It'll be a cool fight though. Let's not even consider what a ridiculous idea this is. Is riding a motorcycle REALLY the only way to do this?! This one neat trick will save the day) and goofy than the last two. I COULD nitpick the fact that Jaylah only had the funny accent in some scenes (and why would she anyway?!) or that everybody dodges a fucking laser everytime, but the weird inserting of a extra plots about Kirk wanting to quit which doesn't go anywhere or Spock wanting to quit because he finds out Leonard Nimoy is dead are my biggest pet peeves, mostly because they just don't actually fit in the movie. It's so goddamn clear they were filming the movie, Nimoy died, and Pegg went "Oh shit we gotta include this somehow. It can be in a bunch of extra scenes that are entirely inconsequential that won't hold up 10 years from now. Also, how can we make Sulu gay?"

X-Men: Apocalypse

Enjoyed it. Bunch of corny crap (Do all of these movies have someone screaming up to the heavens? Seriously, I can?t remember, but I remember Wolverine doing this at least a few times. Why weren?t the mutants at Xavier?s school doing more goofy mutant shit? Like when playing basketball? That seems like the perfect time for that kind of nonsense. Like the last time, Quicksilver stole the show. I like how the movie dumbed itself down for viewers like me who haven?t watched the others in a while by showing plenty of flashbacks. There?s way too many actors and characters and timelines at this point for me to keep track of what all is going on. I don?t have time for all this shit?I just want to watch a reasonably entertaining movie with a bunch of superheroes who have one incredibly unique superpower each (except for the occasional extra special superhero who has two). I?m sorry, did I say superhero? I meant mutant. And that mutant should be overpowered and unstoppable, but then they get defeated in a fight, but then they come back and win the fight by the end of the movie if they?re a good guy. And this happens for every good guy mutant. Occasionally, I?m fine with the good guys dying, as long as they?re brought back to life through time travel or some resurrection nonsense. I don?t need to be bogged down too much with the billions of civil deaths and utilitarian math. This isn?t Peter Singer?s X-Men, it?s Bryan Singer?s.

The Giver
The Giver(2014)

I walked into this a few minutes into the film and had a hard time leaving. This seemed like one of the easiest/most lightweight dystopia movies I've seen in a long time, but maybe that's just because there have been so many by now. There were a few plot holes and you pretty much have to throw your suspension of disbelief out the window. The acting by Odeya seemed really bad. One could reasonably make the argument that that was part of her character--maybe I just didn't like the movie and premise so much that it blinded me. Reading back on the plot I missed, even less of the plot makes sense now. Why and how?! I figured it just didn't make sense because more was explained at the beginning. NOPE. It feels really cheap when they basically just flash inspirational posters on screen to show the good of humanity in the past. Game of Thrones does this right. The Giver fails.

Popstar: Never Stop Never Stopping

Finally! An SNL movie which blurs the line between cast and celebrity cameo. This would have been obnoxious if the movie wasn't so funny. Thankfully, the movie's humor didn't rely on the cameos too heavily. Unsurprisingly, the plot was fairly thin and predictable, but its charm comes from the random moments

Captain America: Civil War

Was hoping I could watch this after seeing the other Avengers movies, but not the Capt'n movies. I had a difficult time what was going on for the first 45 minutes or so. Is every character a superhero? There are just too many damn characters!
I'm bummed that the main issue ends up unresolved at the end, but I get that they have to setup their future sequels and each of the actors have contracts and blah blah money money blah blah miss the good old days when superhero movies used to be small indie movies and not about broad appeal. But really. Every trailer for this movie was another superhero movie. HOW MANY OF THESE CAN WE DO, GUYS?! It's trite, but it's clear to me we're in a superhero bubble. GET OUT WHILE YOU CAN, MARVEL

A Girl in the River: The Price of Forgiveness

As an atheist, hard for me not to get frustrated and see this whole problem as a symptom of religion. Very sad

Everybody Wants Some!!

It'll never be as good as Jesse and Celine, but man, Linklater loves making movies mostly about nothing, doesn't he? It made me realize how terrible men are to each other. It was hard for me to actually like any of the characters because of this. Probably mostly forgettable, but it was a good, fun movie, overall.

The Hateful Eight

Really glad I saw the 70 mm road show. Probably ranks in my top 3 Tarantino movies with Inglourious Basterds and Jackie Brown. Good drama for nothing happening, and it only felt slow to me at the end of the movie. The score was amazing, the composition of every shot was perfect, and everyone acted their asses off. Only a couple issues: EIGHT?! Who are the eight?! I know the programs picked eight, but it still seems arbitrary since, when they get to the place, there are nine people. No O.B.?! No spoilers. The twist also seemed a bit cheap. The drama was so interesting because the film kept you guessing, but when you take that away from the viewer, you better come up with something REALLY good. I'm not convinced that lived up to the tension. Still great overall.

It's certainly possible I'm biased because we saw it at my favorite movie theater, Cinema in Seattle.


Great movie. Could have done without the Shakira/Gazelle character shoe-horned into the movie. As many have said, it's got a great moral story behind it, but it's still up for interpretation (at the broadest, racism is bad!). I PERSONALLY saw it as an issue of the tyranny of the majority, campaigning on fear, and the unintended consequences of good intentions! All in a kid's movie! Wow!


Pretty good! Something just felt off to me about Colossus and the teen girl. Probably the CGI thing.
Like every film he's in, it could/should have used more T.J. Bet I missed a few jokes (Seemed like there were a handful of unicorn jokes)
Also, look, I got all of the other X-Men movie references, but not ALL of them were automatically funny. Sometimes just making references and constantly breaking the fourth wall (CONSTANTLY) just felt a little bit cheap.

Hail, Caesar!

Once you figure out the tone and whatever's going on, it gets better. Like any good Coen Bros film. This ended up being a cross between A Serious Man and The Man Who Wasn't There. With singing.
There's a lot going on here. More than I think most people understand. Stuff emerging from water multiple times. Channing Tatum hopping onto stuff. Every character blurring the lines between movie and reality universes (e.g. the cowboy as pure good, the sunset scene, the v/o applying the movie and Brolin's character, etc.). I think this one will require a second viewing sometime.


A bit heartbreaking. He starts off with so much hope but he really breaks halfway through. It's almost like he knows it's not going to win. Kinda slow. Nothing fascinating if you already took him to be a human being with the best intentions and weren't a polarizing jerk.

The Danish Girl

Very well done. My only complaint is that they all spoke English (there were only two scenes where I heard foreign languages, and in one, THEY ACTUALLY ADDRESSED THE PROBLEM. HEY DON'T BREAK THE FOURTH WALL HERE, GUYS). In general, I liked that they showed a very nuanced portrait of these issues (though I don't know how accurate it is) because it's so easy to just go full SJW on the collective audience ass.

Bridge of Spies

So much to say! When my girlfriend and I saw this, we forgot that the Coen Brothers were involved and there were all these weird moments in the script that felt almost farcical, which fell totally flat. Maybe it was because we watched it at home, but they just didn't work. When we re-discovered at the end that they wrote it, it clicked into place: Spielberg ruined this movie.
There was no character development at all. I can't say that Tom Hanks's character had any defining characteristics, even though he's in almost every scene. I couldn't assign personality traits for any of the main characters, which is just SO disappointing because there were TONS of great actors in forgettable roles.
The plot becomes very boring and there's no real twists. The first half of the movie can be summed up in one word: "CONSTITUTION", which is comprised of Tom Hanks having the exact same conversation with everyone in his life ("This man has rights!"), and guess what? In the second half, Tom Hanks has mostly the same conversations over and over. There's almost no tension or drama for a movie that's melodramatic (cue OVERWHELMINGLY inappropriate and obvious music score when you should be feeling something). It's preachy as hell the whole time-we get it, everyone but the main character is an ass hole!
I admit that the movie is at the very least interesting, but I am shocked by all the praise its getting. I know it's Oscar-baity, but it just feels like someone took all the elements (good cast, Spielberg, Coen Brothers, lush score, historical) of a good Oscar-winning movie without considering any of the substance (fucking tension!).
Honestly some of this stuff was so over-the-top schmaltzy it makes me want to re-watch other Spielberg pictures and see if I was wrong the whole time.


Lots to contemplate with this one. The feeling has stuck with me for a few days. Very Kaufman. I don't like it nearly as much as Synecdoche, but it's still great. I think I may have to watch it a time or two more to fully get its meaning. I suspect, if it's anything like Kaufman's other work, it will just get better with time and certain parts will be so small yet significant they'll tear my heart in half.


Not sure how to rate this one. It's the opposite of my go-to example of Wolverwine--a terrible movie that I genuinely loved. This movie was really well made, but I wanted to stop watching it very soon into the film because of the disturbing subject matter. I've never seen a movie like this. Spotlight is disturbing on a less personal level, even though it happened in real life. Of course, this could have easily happened and similar stories have happened.
I did have a few problems with the movie--mostly the pacing and the structure. It felt like the movie could have ended multiple times--which I guess might have been intentional, but the real ending was powerful and moving.
The film certainly tries to inspire and have meaning, but for me it's just too overwhelming in how disturbing it is.

The Big Short

It was a good movie, but man I didn't care for the tone at all. It felt a bit too explanatory for my liking-maybe that's because I already knew a fair bit about the underlying issue, but it honestly seemed like I couldn't tell the exposition from the bits at times. And unnecessary voiceover too? And some judgy politics thrown in there? Again, I thought it totally suffered a lot for this. But it was still a good, informative movie.

The Revenant
The Revenant(2015)

Good, but I don't think I could ever watch it again. Super slow burn and VERY gory. I felt like I had to turn away multiple times and I'm not normally squeamish, but this movie loves festering wounds. And metaphors (transformation anyone?!). It's so dense that I don't think I'll ever fully be able to understand what happened. There's one big one I got (don't want to spoil it outside of "transformation"), but I'm sure there's plenty I'm missing (something with trees, fire, wind, and water). Didn't like it as much as Birdman, but Leo sure acted his ass off.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens

Silly but very entertaining. Some giant plot holes (Why is his arm red? Where did Poe go?!Supposedly they're explained on the internet or in the novelizarion or something? Fuck you, writers. Go ahead and add another 2 minutes of exposition. You're already terrible at writing it when one of your characters has to literally go "The crazy thing is--it's true"), but we're not going for the plot, right? We're going for Harrison Ford yelling all his lines like a cranky old man for no reason and for Ben Schwartz doing the "voice" of an adorable BB-8. The overall plot was derivative but made sense in its own high fantasy way. Loved seeing Adam Driver and Oscar Isaac in such good roles. There was no subtlety or greater meaning (WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT ENDING. WE ALL KNOW THEY'RE RELATED BUT WHY WAS IT SO WEIGHTY?! THAT STUPID FLY-BY CAMERA SHOT?!) but it was a good popcorn flick.


David O. Russell does Wes Anderson. Lots of zooms. Lots of surreal static shots. Didn't care for the VO/narrator, but hey, what are you gonna do? Really great emotional arc, though it seemed to drag just a bit. I think this may be my favorite David O. Russell movie.


Good, but MAN is this slow. Don't watch this late at night if you're tired. Lots of long, silent moments where not a lot is going on. I understand the idea behind it, and there's a lot of artistic value there, but it is just not always captivating.

The Good Dinosaur

I came into this with no expectations coming in. Really funny intro scene, but then I was disappointed to find nothing special. Kinda just plain silly when you'd see these really beautiful lifelike landscapes that look with this really dumb, cartoonish looking dinosaur. I spent so much time trying to empathize with this terrible looking thing, and I think that was as a big problem with the movie. Maybe it's because I'm not a kid.
The whole thing seemed incredibly predictable from the beginning, which is not what I've come to expect from other Pixar movies. It's difficult to see how this was any different from a typical Disney movie. This mostly just seemed like Land Before Time except slightly different. A month from now, I'm not going to remember ANYTHING that happened in this film.


Really enjoyed it. Went from a perfectly pleasant coming of age story to some real deep meaning about identity, home, love, and career. Didn't see any problems with it. It got pretty dramatic and heavy at times, all while sticking with the same tone. I guess the only issue I had with it is that it was kind of slow at the beginning and I wasn't absolutely in love with it, so 4.5 stars!


Amazing acting from everyone. The experience of watching this movie is like being punched in the gut repeatedly. But it's necessary. I hope it gets the Oscar because it's such an important story. I don't know that anything could really be spoiled for this movie, but the most important message to me is about how easy it is as a society to instinctively defend something that has both good and bad elements. It's okay to attack the bad parts--hell, it's our moral duty to go after the bad parts, as difficult as that is.



Steve Jobs
Steve Jobs(2015)

Cool way to do a biopic, though a little too transparent at one moment ("Why do people keep coming to me 5 minutes before my presentations?")
I know everybody's mentioned it, but I really couldn't get over Michael Fassbender's face for half the movie, and then I felt like he had a weird accent for the last act. I don't know what I was hearing. He did a great job though. I don't know if it was an accurate version of Steve or not, but it sure was dramatic and entertaining to watch.
I loved how the film style and score changed with the times.
Overall, a good popcorn flick.

Fantastic Mr. Fox

Wes Anderson's normal techniques seemed less annoying in this film to me. Perhaps I've grown used to them, but I think it had more to do with the stop motion world in which this movie lived. Some of the comedic timing was a bit weird--not unlike Anderson's or Baumbach's other films for that matter), but again, I think that might have had more to do with the stop motion than anything. I wasn't in love with this movie by any means, but it was perfectly pleasant, although, ultimately, forgettable. Clooney was a great choice. Wish he'd be in more Anderson films.

Margot at the Wedding

Good. That ending sure scared me. Jack Black stole the film, kind of unsurprisingly. I thought Nicole Kidman did great. Lots to figure out in this movie, and I felt like I probably missed a lot because of that--I spent the first 20 minutes figuring out everyone's name and relationship.

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World

Really enjoyed it. The humor was perfect in timing and tone for me. The optimism in the main plot line really aligned with my beliefs, and I liked that they left a lot up to mystery. That said, I didn't care for the main plot as much as I was in love with the universe the film created. Every secondary character and location and circumstance was great. In fact, I'd go so far as to say that a lot of people didn't enjoy it because they didn't get that one of the points of the film is that the characters are unimportant and that everything that happens pales in comparison to armageddon. It's not about the ending, it's about the journey.

And of course, like everything T.J.'s in, he steals the show. Not surprised.

The Martian
The Martian(2015)

A few graphics issues (flying on the ship will never look as good as some of the other recent directors--this just looked lazy) and pet peeves ("Calculations correct?!" Where did the confetti come from?). I'm sure it was addressed in the book, but where did the oxygen come from? The only reason I even thought about that was because it did such a good job explaining the rest of his supplies. The exposition didn't feel as expository as it could have, and the pacing was good, but not enough to make me want to see it again any time soon. For a movie about one dude alone on a planet, it passed the time REALLY well.

Hell & Back
Hell & Back(2015)

My initial attraction of course was all of the different voice talent. Took me a while to warm up to it, but once I got the humor (incredibly explicit), I thought it was great!

They Came Together

Hilarious and easy to digest! Easy to see this is from same people as Wet Hot American Summer.

Kicking and Screaming

Decent. Beginning of something good, but not quite there yet. All the comedy's pacing felt just a bit off. Maybe it needed better editing or just better acting, but none of it landed. I saw so many of the same dynamics I saw in Baumbach's other films, but they didn't stick here.

An Honest Liar

I totally forgot to review this! Randi is a hero of mine, and I'm involved in the skeptical movement. I cannot be objective about this movie. I saw a screening with Randi and Deyvi, and the directors. Some of my skeptical heroes were in the audience. I would and have recommended this to everyone.

Rear Window
Rear Window(1954)

Pretty much a perfect movie. For one setting with nothing happening most of the time, it kept me captivated. Grave Kelly certainly helped. The subtle sexism (women's intuition) didn't hold up and neither did the weird choice to speed up the film near the end or the falling scene. I loved that it put you in a place of skepticism all the way till the ending.

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Great and hilarious but overly long, especially during certain scenes. It was odd that a lot of the final scenes were really dragged out I thought. The dubbing was SO much better than previous films!

For a Few Dollars More (Per Qualche Dollaro in Più)

This felt much more cohesive than its predecessor. It felt about a decade ahead in production value. Very entertaining stuff. There were a few cheesy, unexplained parts that certainly wouldn't have been left in a modern movie, but overall, it held up.

A Fistful of Dollars (Per un Pugno di Dollari)

My introduction to proper spaghetti westerns. I can't stand flutes, so that was starting to get obnoxious. There was a lot more humor than I thought there would be, and not just because of the terrible dubbing! I honestly didn't know what the hell was going on for the first half of the movie. Can't you just make the gangs wear one color/style of clothing like in modern-day movies?! There were a few random way-too-long shots of the hero riding around or fight scenes with nothing happening, but other than that, the pacing was great, and the movie really held up.


This was my introduction to Hitchcock. It was very well shot, but there were some weird relics that no longer held up (subtle sexism/not so subtle exposition). Didn't see the big plot twist coming at all, and it still took me a while to figure it out. I think there's probably more to this movie that I didn't totally pick up on, but I really enjoyed it. You also really have to throw up your suspension of disbelief with this film--Jimmy Stewart might just be the worst spy in the world. I couldn't not laugh while watching.

Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown(1997)

I really liked this, possibly more than Tarantino's other films. He didn't use all the obnoxious techniques that normally take me out of his other films. The fades were the only thing, but I think that was to mimic a certain style. This was pretty much just a well done film with great acting.

Mistress America

I loved this movie! I think I'm probably missing a lot, having only seen it once, but I will likely come back for more since it wasn't too heavy, a trait common among Baumbach's other films. Great pacing, hilarious and perfectly unresolved. There were a few moments that were perhaps a bit too odd/unnecessary (the neighbor and pregnant lady?). I've seen just about all of Baumbach's other films, and this one felt very fresh, but the climax was a bit too familiar (While We Were Young much?). Still, it moved quickly and was a great character study full of depth that was almost dreamlike.

56 Up
56 Up(2013)

Holy shit! Grandchildren the age they were when this started. HOW IS EVERYONE'S BRAIN NOT EXPLODING?! That's too much, man. Nick and Suzy conversation was perfect. They finally get it. Everyone is everyone. I'm sad this is the last one I can binge watch, and I hate the fact that I'll be 5 years older by the time another one comes around.

49 Up
49 Up(2006)

I definitely don't think this series was meant to be binge-watched. It's almost too much to wrap your mind around. It's crazy how many of the participants are upset about being on the series when it doesn't seem like it goes THAT deep to me. I still love it.

42 Up
42 Up(1999)

The best one yet! Definitely a few boring stories, but some of the best ones so far too. I really loved it.

35 Up
35 Up(1991)

Heavy stuff! I feel like it just gets darker. It's crazy how much people change and how difficult it is to predict.

Mulholland Drive

My introduction to David Lynch. From what I've read, seems like I came to the same conclusion pretty much everyone else came to--the dream one. It's funny that, even though it's "open to interpretation", most people come to this interpretation. At some point, is this one correct? Anyway, it was well-done, but I don't know if it was enjoyable enough for me to want to watch it a second time or anything.


Can't help but feel Apatow ruined this with too many cameos. As much as I love Dave Attell and Daniel Radcliffe and Marissa Tomei and Tim Meadows and Mike Birbiglia and everyone who's ever been on SNL, it seemed a bit much. Why the hell was Mike Birbiglia even cast if he didn't do anything funny?! It almost feels a bit like Amy Schumer put into what is becoming the Apatow formula. I wish Amy had stuck with her original script--I would have loved to have seen her potential without Judd's stink on her, but what do I know? It was still funny, just not very memorable.

28 Up
28 Up(1985)

Still fascinating, just realized that all of these people were born 2-3 years before my parents, so all their kids were born a few years before me. Hmmm. I'm sure that won't be emotional how it plays out. Wondering how much we'll see of the kids/family

21 Up
21 Up(1977)

Love it! Keep it up, Apted. Still heartbreaking, but different. Really powerful seeing everyone grow up. I love seeing everyone in their bell bottoms.

The Fifth Element

Very funny and really well made. Created a very detailed universe, like the best sci-fi/fantasy does, from the echo on Bruce Willis's voice every time he talked into the microphone to the way they started up the plane.

7 Plus Seven (14 Up)

Some of this was just heartbreaking. Interesting to see how asking these questions ("What do you think of X?") turns from an exploration of what a child thinks to how one's point of view evolves over time, due to outside influences.

7 Up!
7 Up!(1964)

These kids are so adorable! I have no idea what to expect, but I'm very excited.

Léon: The Professional

No one knocks off old Tony! Perfect blend of comedy, tragedy, and action. Seriously. Was that not subtly one of the funniest movies I've ever seen?

Blue Is The Warmest Color

I dug the use of color, but man was this movie LONG. As much crazy lesbian sex as there was in this film, it didn't feel like the whole movie was about this... although, it felt a bit gratuitous sometimes time. Sad movie. Maybe too real.


Good stuff! It's a little slow when we're not seeing Paul Rudd turn into an ant-sized person. Some of the humor falls a bit flat, but you can tell some parts (The Cure song) are definitely thrown in there by Edgar Wright. Most of the big plot points/twists are incredibly obvious.


Sandra Bullock really phoned this one in. Why do people like her? The rest of the movie was pretty good though!

Despicable Me 2

Cute, slightly better than the first, though the overarching story was a bit predictable. As before, the minions stole the show.

Inside Out
Inside Out(2015)

After hearing the writer/director interviewed on Fresh Air talking about how much he knows about science, I was already sold. The whole movie was heartbreaking in the best way, and the fact that I moved across the country days before (with the moving truck being delayed by days) just killed me.

Ex Machina
Ex Machina(2015)

Very well done, but I can't see myself ever wanting to watch it again.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi

What a perfect movie. Beautiful and inspiring.

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

Every 60 seconds or so, someone says something SO INSANE, I had to convince myself I'm watching something based in reality. And it just gets continuously crazier. This did not disappoint!!

Mistaken for Strangers

I'm not even really familiar with The National, but I loved this movie. Tom and Matt are like 2 sides of one person. We all want to be like Matt but we're much closer to Tom. This was a disarmingly human movie that will make your heart explode.

Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck

Incredibly self-indulgent, but I guess it has to be, right? Seemed a bit long to me. Very fair portrayal, though probably too heavy-handed at some points. Could have used more Dave Grohl. I heard that the director didn't have time-MAKE TIME, dude. He's the most famous/successful out of all of the people who knew Kurt.

While We're Young

This feels a bit more like what I would imagine to be a typical Ben Stiller movie than Noah Baumbach's other movies. It never has that "punch in the gut"/"Protagonist exposed as a fraud" feeling that I got from Greenberg/Squid in the Whale, and I think part of that is Baumbach maturing as a writer, but I think another part of that is Wes Anderson's influence. Something about Adam Driver's character felt a little bit odd tonally, and at some point, it hit me that he's basically playing Jason Schwartzman roles from any of Anderson's movies. The constant overlapping dialogue shows authenticity, but it sure does get annoying quickly, and I never felt like it added anything to the film

Still Alice
Still Alice(2015)

Julianne Moore oscar'd the hell out of this movie. The film wasn't over the top either. It was very subtle and not too slow, considering the subject matter. It could have beat you over the head with sadness and depression, but it managed to be fairly inspiring.


A few parts that I didn't agree with politically, but VERY strong, important and moving.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Perfectly pleasant, but I could have used less of Anderson's weird shit (using toys for special effects, still close-up shots, random subtitles that are impossible to read). Lots of humor that will make you won't actually make you laugh out loud and no real meaning, but hey, it's cute as hell on a grand scale.


Wow! What a film. I've never been so anxious watching anything. I don't want to give anything away, but that dinner scene was SO accurate as to how much most people in the world value music and what it's like going to school for a music degree, and I feel like his family is more evil than JK Simmons's character. Perfect pacing, not a dull moment.

Inherent Vice

I can definitely see why this movie is not for everyone, but I really enjoyed it. Not as incoherent as the reviews made it out to be. A pretty perfect score and I think PTA achieved everything he wanted to in terms of mood.

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

How did he jump out of the water though? Why did we see that greedy guy so much? And why was it SO long?!

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

Good, but a bit long, especially during the chatty dragon scenes.

2001: A Space Odyssey

I'm disappointed in myself for seeing Gravity before I see this. The two middle segments of this film were better than Gravity. As a whole, the two don't even compare, but there are a lot of similarities. The other movie has constant peril. This movie has SUSPENSE. WHO KNEW SLOW BUILDS COULD BE SO EFFECTIVE?! Anyway, I think it still holds up as a whole, but the two segments on the end are a bit slow and abstract. If you want to contemplate all of life and the universe (not just space--like everything that has or ever will exist), this is the best movie for that, I think.

Before Sunset

The boat scene just tore me to pieces. This movie just flew by.

Before Sunrise

Pretty much a perfect film. Nothing about it ever felt forced. Every single other romantic film should compare itself to this and weep.

The Imitation Game

So good! See, Theory of Everything? Science biopics can be GOOD. You don't have to dumb stuff down to your audience! That said, the only parts I didn't care for in this were the Hollywood clichés (repeating cheesy lines, the text at the end that made the movie about civil rights rather than Turing)


Really good. I think it's possible the movie is even better than the director intended, but man, I just don't care for that ending.

The Theory of Everything

Really good acting and a few good emotional scenes, but mostly just pure Walk Hard (way too many montages, obvious manipulation of the audience through preachiness, forced dialogue, completely false epiphanies). They handle the science about as poorly as they can, getting some of it completely wrong, so if you're a big fan of Stephen Hawking, this may not be for you. If you know him as "that one really smart guy (isn't he the smartest guy in the universe who invented black holes or something?) with the wheelchair thing and the robot voice", this movie is EXACTLY FOR YOU.


Incredibly slow burn, but everyone does an amazing job acting. Be ready to be uncomfortable in the best possible way. The only thing I didn't like is, because it was a true story, it felt a bit preachy at times-almost making it a bit moralistic with a few lines or directing the narrative here or there.

Gone Girl
Gone Girl(2014)

This film walks the line by paranoid thriller dark comedy, but it never really gets the tone right to nail the comedy in my opinion. It could have played to it a lot more. The pacing wasn't great. For an oscar-bait film, I expected something long, but there are so many endings, and I guess the fault for that lies in the book. It's well-acted, and it establishes itself as eerie from the beginning, but doesn't really keep it up. Like the main character, I liked it, then disliked it, then hated it, then liked it.


A bit long, and a bit corny/preachy at times but very enjoyable (oh and there was that one big misapplication of occam's razor that I couldn't let slip)

Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6(2014)

Pretty perfect except for one or two moments early on which felt a bit false, emotionally. Seemed to me clear that T.J. improvised his parts, and he stole the show as Fred as a result!


Good pacing, bad soundtrack, CORNY AS HELL, but really, pretty captivating. Better than Gravity, but it's no 2001 (though it does steal from it more than once)


Visually beautiful and decently-acted, but man, what a terrible script. Plan on throwing your suspension of disbelief out the window BECAUSE NOBODY TALKS LIKE THIS EVER.

Full Metal Jacket

Really just perfect. I can't imagine a better movie about war.


Loved it. The differences between fantasy and reality were a bit hard to follow at times, but they were great, strong artistic choices.

20,000 Days on Earth

A nice meditation on the nature of art. I do wish I liked Nick Cave's recent music more because those scenes seemed VERY slow.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Entertaining, despite the plot holes (the harder you look, the greater they become)

Guardians of the Galaxy

Good stuff. There were times when I had no idea what was going on, but it was still quite entertaining.

A Beautiful Mind

Pretty good. Too Hollywood in some moments (letters coming off of the newspaper?!).

Fat Head
Fat Head(2009)

I genuinely couldn't finish this movie. I kept checking to see how much more I had left. Not only is the production terrible (I'm talking lower budget than Tim and Eric great job-type stuff--bad graphics, often not filling the whole frame, bad music and random sound effects, slapstick humor, the same clip art over and over, strange skits?!, obnoxious repetitive vocabulary, the same cadence for every sentence in the V.O.), the content has a lot of issues too. There are a ton of logical fallacies--straw men, inconsistency, no true Scotsman, red herrings, etc. The movie perpetuates some myths (the only one that comes to mind is sugar rushes/crashes). The ideology gets in the way of its core message. It probably even lines up with my ideology for the most part, but the film maker is just so damn annoying, I couldn't take it. The people he debunks in the film are ass holes, but he's an ass hole too, and it doesn't make me want to keep watching.
But I stuck it out 2/3 of the way through because I really enjoyed the heart of the content--all of the science and math behind this! Those "segments" are VERY well done.
But so much could have been cut out of this. I only made it a bit less than 2/3 of the way through. This could have been really, really good if they had invested more time or review of the final product by someone who watches movies! It's just VERY difficult to watch.

A Million Ways to Die in the West

Everyone I talked to seemed to say there was no plot, but I thought it was fine. Dragged a lot in the first act for sure. I think maybe it was a bit too heartfelt and genuine for a lot of people, and they were expecting something closer to Ted, filled with snark, whereas Seth seemed to be going for something different this time around.

X-Men: Days of Future Past

Very slow in the middle. Good thing we had Wolverine hanging out in the background of EVERY SINGLE SCENE. The character in every scene has a secondary plot?!
It definitely needed more Quicksilver. I know they didn't want to overplay the joke, but really, I could have used half an hour of him just being him and screwing around.
Honestly, I don't think I'll ever be satisfied by any time travel movies because of all of the weird plot holes (So his vaguely-defined "consciousness" can just jump around in time and overwrite other consciousnesses?! Why did they have to wait for someone in the past to finish something IF IT ALREADY HAPPENED IN THE PAST?! HOW MANY TIMES IN A SINGLE MOVIE DO YOU HAVE TO USE AMNESIA TO COVER UP A PLOT HOLE. I COUNTED 3).
I really loved almost all of the other X-Men movies, no matter how insanely they stretched the canon, but this one had such a hard time making sense in its own weird world.

Defending Your Life

Expected a little bit more, but I think a lot of that is just built-up expectations. Really enjoyed it though.

Muppets Most Wanted

Pretty good, but I liked the first one a lot more. There were a lot of moments in this (I'M TALKING TO YOU, MOST OF THE SONGS) that were unfunny and/or did not advance the plot at all.

Tim's Vermeer

REALLY enjoyed it. Very inspirational. Tim is super dry, and man did I love that.

Annie Hall
Annie Hall(1977)

Seems rare to find something from 1977 that will make me laugh this hard.

The LEGO Movie

Seen it twice so far. So damn good!

August: Osage County

If you could stretch one of the more mediocre episodes of Arrested Development into a 2 hour movie, but remove all of the humor and entertainment value, you'd get this.

Dallas Buyers Club

Good, but definitely not one of the best films of the year. Get your science right, Hollywood! What exactly was the research that Woodroof kept claiming he was doing? Just anecdotal evidence with no controls at all? I also had a hard time keeping track of time passage. At the beginning, they noted every day passing, and as the film progressed, years were flying by, unnoted!

The Last Waltz

Ya know, pretty good


A bit preachy, but pretty good. Simultaneously painted the church as cruel and caring, though, I definitely found myself on the "unforgiving" side of Steve Coogan.

Captain Phillips

True or not? I don't give a fuck. Screw you and your goddamn shakycam bullshit, Greengrass. NOT EVERY SINGLE SHOT (minus the few aerial shots?), EVEN THE SCENES ON DRY LAND NEEDED TO BE DONE WITH HANDHELD CAMERAS! It's not really a director's choice if there's no parallel for dry land, you know? I literally had to leave the theater halfway through and finish it later because I was getting sick.


Loved the tone, the humor, the challenging messages. I wasn't too keen on the plot, or maybe just the pacing. It hung on certain parts way too long, I thought.

The Wolf of Wall Street

You know in Walk Hard when John C. Reilly, the lead actor, keeps repeating "I'm only fifteen-years-old"? This movie takes place from 1987 to 1998 and Leo looks exactly the same the whole time. Could have done without the weird use of music, and the VO always takes me out of it. Plus it was long. Not just the whole movie (although you DO get to a problem when you can't point to one peak in the film, because there are 5 or 6 of them and none of them are really near the end where you'd hope they'd be), but a lot of scenes could have been trimmed.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

Really liked the photography. The script could have used some work, what with the unnatural (not to be confused with uncomfortable, which I think was the goal), dialogue and the plot holes. And the whole plot in general was a bit weak. Real pleasant and nice and feelgoody so, you know, if you like that kind of thing... good.


So damn good. Payne nailed it with the family scenes and all of the landscapes. The black and white really helped too. Good pacing. I really couldn't find any problems with it

Blame It on Rio

This movie was pretty dumb.

Thanks For Sharing

Really enjoyed this. Didn't wrap things up too smoothly. I don't know anyone going through SA, but I do know a lot of addicts, and boy did this seemed fairly accurate to their personalities.

Don Jon
Don Jon(2013)

Didn't care for it most of the time until the end, which was very redeeming. Had a hard time liking any of the characters throughout.

American Hustle

Seems like a few parts were a bit slow, but I really enjoyed the whole thing. The setup at the beginning of the movie was just about perfect, and almost every other movie could learns something from Russell here. Within about 5 minutes, I knew the main characters thoroughly and was drawn in.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Great! I feel like this is one of those movies that I'm going to watch over and over again.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues

Good, but not nearly as good as the first, though, my opinion was definitely tainted by the annoying folks behind us in the theaters.

Glengarry Glen Ross

Score feels a bit dated, but other than that, pretty damn perfect.

12 Years a Slave

Did people really talk like this? The speech seemed ridiculously floury at points. I did really like the score. Maybe Django had something to do with it, but I kept wishing that this movie ended in some kind of massacre of all of the white people..


Pretty good, but sometimes I think the techniques end up making it feel even more setup than a normal movie and kind of pulls you out of it. I get the point Rifkin is making with the cameras everywhere, but sometimes that looming message doesn't give the story enough room.

The TV Set
The TV Set(2007)

Been a while since I've seen a movie that's made me laugh while I was genuinely furious at the situation and characters on screen.

The Fighter
The Fighter(2010)

Very good! Seems like there are a lot of boxing films out there but this manages not to be cliche

Blue Jasmine
Blue Jasmine(2013)

Some of the dialogue is a bit stiff at times, but other than that, great!

Winnebago Man

Felt a little forced, but was pretty good other than that

The World's End

Very funny, but not as good as Hot Fuzz or Shaun of the Dead. Really didn't care for the ending. Felt kind of cheap.

The Wolverine

Really enjoyed it. Very funny (he does reverse seppuku on himself, you guys!)

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)

There were almost no parts of this that I liked. If Michael Shannon and Amy Adams weren't in this, along with a few cool action sequences, I might have honestly walked out. The dialogue and writing was just terrible ("Evolution always wins" monologue, "A good death is its own reward", terrible science jargon just thrown together to cover up gaping plot holes, the fact that aliens measured time in Earth hours and years), the shooting was terrible (shaky cams, action from far away followed by one zoom and then another zoom in such an incredibly predictable pattern), jumps in time for almost no reason constantly, Jor-El as the WORST transparent plot device, WILDLY inconsistent gravity throughout (there's a spaceship orbiting the Earth and at one point Superman just lets himself fall back to Earth--there are so many problems with this). I mean, come on. Give the audience some credit. I'm genuinely shocked at all of the users here giving it good ratings.

This Is the End

Loved it. That said, the very end was a bit disappointing and fell a bit flat.

Frances Ha
Frances Ha(2013)

Great. Nails coming of age and growing up. That said, I miss the darker side of things that you see in a lot of Baumbach's other works.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Pretty good. Dragged on a bit. Not as good as Wrath of Khan, though I did appreciate the nods to it... though I hated the BLATANT WINKS INTO THE CAMERA--YES, YOU, SPOCK ON SPOCK TALKING ABOUT WHAT HAPPENED IN THE PREVIOUS MOVIES AND DIRECTLY TALKING ABOUT THE ENDING. KINDA CHEAP?

Sound City
Sound City(2013)

Quite good. Really makes me miss Nirvana

Pain & Gain
Pain & Gain(2013)

Rather enjoyed it


Wow. Really wish they would have shown more of the ending. Shouldn't that have been like half of the movie?

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)

Very good. Didn't make me believe in gods any more than I did before. Maybe even less!


Very well shot and directed and acted. Very sad. I can't imagine ever being in the mood to watch it again.

Zero Dark Thirty

Pretty good, though it felt like some of the feminism themes were a bit forced.


Really enjoyed it. Great pacing, funny. Loved that an thriller/suspense movie can be great without a giant action scene at its peak.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Certainly good, and well acted and all of that, I just don't think I'd ever be in the mood to want to watch it again.

Silver Linings Playbook

A bit stronger at the beginning, though much slower. Quickly becomes filled with romantic comedy clichés near the end.

Les Misérables

Did we really need this?


About what I expected. I was bored during a lot of the movie. Great if you like monologues. If all of my favorite actors didn't show up, I would have probably rated this a bit lower.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Very slow, but I enjoyed it. Great acting. Real deep and psychological, this one. Bumped it up half a star because I can't stop thinking about it a week later. What acting!

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I enjoyed it a lot, but I'm a dumb nerd. It's harder to get into it at times because it's just not as important as Lord of the Rings, but it's still great. Even though it is ridiculously long, the pacing was great and I never really got bored.

Django Unchained

Great story and great actors, but frankly, I wish it were directed by someone else. No cameos by the director who can't act, no more constant zooming, no soundtrack choices that are distracting from the movie itself. WE GET IT, QUENTIN. YOU'RE A MOVIE DIRECTOR AND YOU THINK YOU'RE REAL CUTE AND CLEVER. STOP RUBBING IT ON OUR FACES. THAT'S ENOUGH. Also, it was a bit long. The 30-minute long scenes used to build tension were not nearly as effective as they were in Inglourious Basterds.

This is 40
This is 40(2012)

The plot wanders a lot and there were a lot of unnecessary sections, but it's more about the characters and relationships, and it was hilarious.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

I absolutely hate narration, and some of the writing was pretty terrible, especially at one point when it was like, "Life continued predictably, for Vicky and Doug, until one afternoon, when an unpredictable moment occurred."... but for the most part, it was pretty good.

Miller's Crossing

Good, but definitely not what you'd expect from the Coen Brothers. I feel like the film struggles tonally at times, something you never see in their later works.

Moonrise Kingdom

I genuinely don't understand how this got such a high rating among critics. Not for me, I suppose. Great if you hate character development in the supporting cast, enjoy terrible pacing and the saturation of the color yellow in certain scenes for no apparent reason, and like little hints at B stories and C stories which never really get fleshed out. Also good if you like Benjamin Britten, but if you want to hear the same Britten pieces over and over, you might get bored.

Wreck-it Ralph

A lot of what I enjoyed was the cheap pandering. MORE VIDEO GAME REFERENCES, PLEASE. If Ralph went into more video games, I would have enjoyed it more. I'm a stupid 25-year-old male who enjoys seeing Sonic on the big screen. The gratuitous amount of product placement got annoying when it turned into candy instead of video games. What the heck?

The Master
The Master(2012)

Couldn't stop thinking about it after I saw it for at least a month. Loved it.


Ending was kind of cheap, pacing could have been better during the farm, wanted more of a twist, ending a bit predictable, and I wish we could have seen more of that 30 years, BUT STILL REAL GOOD

Gangs of New York

I liked the meat and potatoes of the movie, but there were a lot of ridiculous artistic decisions that drove me absolutely mad.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

Good but a bit difficult to follow

The Descendants

I went in without knowing anything about the movie except for the 90% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and it's really nice getting that kind of opportunity. I wouldn't call it a masterpiece, but it was well written and beautifully shot.

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)

Honestly, one of the best movies I've seen in 2011 and I can't get it out of my head.


For a thriller, I was impressed that the score wasn't completely overdone like all the other thrillers I've seen. You'll be shocked to find that Julianne Moore plays somehow horrible depressed and distraught. The pacing was pretty good, and somehow the twist managed to fool me, but that was probably because I wasn't paying much attention. The ending was totally weaksauce!


Eh. There's not really a story arc here, just a series of a stories with very little consistency amongst the character's personality. Her story basically ends up being just a series of guys she banged, and with each one, a new series of cliché problems.


Good, but kind of sad... For many reasons. When did spelling become such a prized skill, but only amongst children?


Very good! Gave it an extra half-star because of the fantastic use of a Liars song at the climax!

The Graduate
The Graduate(1967)

I liked it, but I would have liked it a lot more if I didn't get so annoyed by the film playing the same 3 goddamn songs over and over


Steve Vai is such a wanker... Decent music, but just terrible pacing

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

SO GOOD. Felt like the Coen Brothers without the Coen Brothers... And much, much darker. The score is even written by Carter Burwell and sounds exactly like the A Serious Man soundtrack!

If These Walls Could Talk 2

As much as I love the gays and how much I want them to have rights, some parts of this film really felt like pro-gay propaganda

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Really good, but it needed more Nick Cave dance numbers


I really didn't like how dark some of the earlier parts got. The music was really good though and just so absolutely ridiculous and bombastic and in love with itself, but that's why I liked it. Also, the plot is sooo long and convoluted, I can't help but think, like at the end of Burn After Reading, "What did we learn here?"

Repo! The Genetic Opera

I liked the style, the industrial music, and I loved the hell out of Blind Mag, but its weakness was the singing. Jesus.

Mr. Deeds
Mr. Deeds(2002)

Pretty good. Typical Adam Sandler...

X-Men: First Class

I've liked all of the X-Men films so far, and this one was definitely the best.

Blue Valentine

Good but definitely not an upper. I mean, I wouldn't call it depressing, but it's dark and sad, in general. I don't think that there's a whole lot of meaning that can really be derived from it, but I think it accurately portrays a relationship that's not meant to be.

Lost In Translation

I don't know why I like films where nothing happens so much.
I somewhat agree with what stevenecarrier said, it's more about intimacy than romance. I think that it's more about that line though, which can get blurred a lot, and the consequences of walking along that line.
The photography is pretty great too and the whole movie just makes me really want to visit Japan.

Man on the Moon

Could have done without C-Lo though


If this didn't have so many fucking zoom shots, I would have given it 5 stars (maybe)

The Slammin' Salmon

Better than Beerfest, not as good as Club Dread and Super Troopers!

Boogie Nights

Really well made! I liked the directing a lot


They made multiple movies? HOW? HOW DID THIS HAPPEN?!
It looks so terrible today, but, regardless, the writing is just terrible. Like really bad.
Everyone talks about Natasha, but there's hardly any nudity anyway!

Date Night
Date Night(2010)

Didn't believe it from the start. They're both good comedians, but they have no chemistry whatsoever.
Plus, there was a lot of random dumb shit. Like when the bad guys found the couple, why did they just start shooting at the car indiscriminately from a block away, since they already had the element of surprise? Or why not shoot out the tires? There's more, but I don't want to give too much away.

The Dreamers
The Dreamers(2004)

Finally finished the whole thing for the first time. The relationships in this film are mildly disturbing... In fact, a lot of it makes me feel a bit uncomfortable, but I think that's how it's supposed to be.
I did like the soundtrack and nudity though. The female nudity. I could have done with less cock and guy ass
It's really just a movie made for film nerds.

Basic Instinct

A ridiculous amount of twists and turns. Kind of dumb and over dramatic in that way. Still, it was pretty good.

Sunshine Cleaning

I like that the keywords are cute and charming even though it's really dark as hell. In fact, the only time when it broke from that seemed to be the very end of the movie (which kind of sucked compared to the rest of the film)
Alan Arkin really didn't even need to be in this film. It really feels like he was just thrown in at the end because people thought he was good in Little Miss Sunshine (he wasn't though, for the record)


A lot better than I thought it'd be! I liked the way the whole addiction bit was portrayed. From my understanding of addicts and their relationships, this was pretty accurate.
The film loses a star for the overuse of the digital slow motion

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

A bit slow at the beginning, but it was pretty good. Also, Nick Cave WTF. Did not see that coming

Youth in Revolt

Would have gotten 3 and a half if the relationship was at all believable! They hung out for a day, and the girl was in love with Nick. And he didn't even talk! Not bad though

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

Loved it. I got it.
To sum up all the other stupid reviewers: If you like this kind of thing, you'll like this movie. If you don't, *insert whining* about how if you're not into this kind of thing, you won't necessary like this movie.

Fast Times At Ridgemont High

Most movies that came out of the 80s are absolutely terrible today, but this was really good! Still hilarious and relevant

Lie with Me
Lie with Me(2005)

Good thing it has nudity because there's certainly no plot

The Squid and the Whale

Good. Parents divorcing sucks and I thought this portrayed that fairly well... Even though I hated almost all of the characters (Sophie was so sweet for getting crapped on so much!), it was very well acted and put together.
Not as funny or charming as Greenberg though!


One of the most badass scifi movies I've ever seen. I just loved the concept, but Christopher Nolan's cinematography is brilliant! There are a bunch of really great camera tricks in here, and everything looks very real without going super-big-budget-explosions-everywhere-special-FX

Punch-Drunk Love

Really well done!
It was incredibly stressful! I swear I almost had a panic attack because of how panicky the film made me feel. But that's just how impressive it is!
Absolutely loved the scenes with Philip Seymore Hoffman.
And I was pretty pleased with the ending! They kind of trick you at one point and make you think the film is ending, and I'm so glad it didn't end there, unresolved.
Jon Brion as always did a wonderful job!
If you don't like depth or stress or irregular/beautiful cinematography (really long shots in one take!) or seeing Adam Sandler with depth instead of the same slapstick role he does in every film, then don't see this movie for fuck's sake.


After the first 20 minutes, I thought it was going to be terrible, but it got better. The gang rape scene was pretty difficult to watch though.

Romeo + Juliet

Couldn't get through it. Only got 20 minutes in. Painful. Soundtrack incredibly obvious. Colors ridiculous. Acting unbearable... Terrible camera work. I was willing to give it a chance, but I just had such a difficult time watching, and could not see myself enjoying it.

Raising Arizona

Meh. Not bad, but easily my least favorite Coen Brothers movie.

The Yes Men
The Yes Men(2004)

Pretty slow a lot of the time, but still funny


Had some really terrible wacky kind of teen comedy moments (although it's mainly just that one montage and I'm sure you know what I mean if you've seen the film)... but other than that, I loved pretty much the whole thing.
Another one of the many films I'm going to have to add to the pile of "Much deeper than the romantic comedy it appears to be"... To me, it was more a study about the passage of time.

Paper Heart
Paper Heart(2009)

Sickeningly forced quirkiness

The Man Who Wasn't There

Beautiful. And it's the only time I've liked Billy Bob Thornton so far.

The Losers
The Losers(2010)

Surprised at how much I like this.
It certainly didn't go for depth at all, but it was entertaining. Could a lot of my love for it be because I unknowingly associated Jeffrey Dean Morgan with the Comedian from The Watchmen? Probably. Or the fact that Idris Elba was also on The Office? Again, very likely. Without this particular set of likable actors, I would probably have given it a 3.
But it also seems to be aware of just how ridiculous it is. Spoiler alert, but at the end, a motorcycle bursts into flames as it collides with a plane. You can't take this kind of movie seriously, and if you don't, it's pretty good.

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

A bit unfocused, but I liked it. Some of the lines were just painfully corny/predictable, but it still kept my interest somehow. And I didn't think I'd ever say this, but it could have used more Bill O'Reilly! That was brilliant.

Hot Tub Time Machine

Good, but not as good as I would have liked. Also, they shouldn't have put Chevy Chase in the film. And by the film, I mean any film.


Love almost everything about this movie... It did drag on a bit though.
Some guy on imdb said "Some of the most complex and realistic character studies done on film" and I completely agree.
There's a lot of extremely subtle, dark, often painfully awkward humor throughout the film, and while I laughed out loud constantly, I couldn't help but notice that most of the other people in the audience didn't.

Alice in Wonderland

Just couldn't get into it... I felt like it really dragged during a lot of the film. It certainly lost points for the ending. The dance scene at the end which broke the fourth wall was just rid, and some of the dialogue which were just repeated lines from the beginning were just too over-the-top corny.
And enough with the goddamn paleness, Tim Burton. NOT EVERY CHARACTER HAS TO BE RIDICULOUSLY PALE. It's a lot like Quinten Tarantino's foot fetish. It gets distracting!

Up in the Air

A lot of real human emotions. Nothing too cheesy... Really powerful. A real piece of art. It made me think a lot more than any movie in a long time has. I feel like I could watch this a few more times and just analyze the fuck out of it.
I really feel like this breaks free from so many standards we're used to in movies. It doesn't fit so nicely into any one genre. The plot isn't the most powerful part. There's so many messages here and there and so many things just there to provoke the viewer to think. Most movies these days just have one message and it beats you over the fucking head with it, and you get it in the first 10 minutes if you're not retarded. This left me feeling heartbroken because there was no solution. There was no bad guy. There were no big turning points in the movie because the whole movie was a series of those, I felt.
I think one reason people don't care for it as much in some of the reviews I've read is because there is no point, and that they want to categorize it into a romantic comedy. That's certainly an element, but really, it's just a small slice of life. For a while, up until near the end, I thought it was a romantic comedy too, and even if it was that, it still beats out all romantic comedies for not having the same old typical "guy fucks up, and the two go their separate ways and then get back together at the end" trend.
I really loved this movie and just about everything about it.

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People

Originally wanted to see it because Simon Pegg was in it. Then I didn't because it had bad reviews. Then I watched it. The trailer portrays it really inaccurately: slapstick comedy + Megan Fox. It had a lot of stupid humor, but there was much more depth to it than the trailer led on. Megan Fox also seemd to pretty much play a parody of herself, which to me, gave it more integrity.

Waltz with Bashir

Pretty good. Really beautifully done. I normal don't care for war movies, but this one didn't bore me as much as most do.

Sherlock Holmes

Quite captivating and fairly funny. Well cast. That Rachel McAdams sure is a looker.
At the beginning of the film, I enjoyed the score. It quickly got old after they used the main theme 50 more times, each time with banjo. It actually got really annoying. Were it not for this, I would give this film 4 and a half stars

A Serious Man

It makes you think a lot... It's not an entirely obvious movie. It's very dark, and very funny, but in a really odd way. I like how much of the plot they left in mystery.


I thought it was very funny. I've had a crush on Amy Adams since Catch Me If You Can when I didn't know who she was. Very cute movie though. I liked that a lot of the humor was commentary on society too.

Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas

Kind of weird and extremely dated. Was led to believe there were Muppets involved.

Inglourious Basterds

I thought the acting was wonderful. Tarantino at his best. All the long dialogue scenes actually had meaning most of the time and were full of tension, not just a lot of bullshit about nothing like he commonly includes. There were a fair amount of continuity errors, which drove me nuts.
I liked the score though.
That said, I don't know that I'd be able to watch this film again because most of my enjoyment came from predicting what would/could happen next in each scene and when that tension would break. Knowing all of that ahead of time would just make it rather boring and uninteresting, I'd think.

500 Days of Summer

Very real and true. The lows are that low and the highs are that high, and that expectations vs reality split-screen was heart-breakingly true. Didn't think I'd like it that much, but damn!
And, for an indie movie, it really broke through a lot of the cliches.
Like a lot of people have said, more a comedy about love than a romantic comedy.


Hadn't even heard of this before I saw it, and it was damn good.


Exactly what I expected. Good, and cute, but not as good as Up. I found it extremely hard to relate to any characters mostly because, let's face it, there were no characters. There was a robot who exhibited cuteness, a robot who was his object of affection, and a fat dude.

Funny People
Funny People(2009)

I felt this was a lot like a Kevin Smith film, for whatever reason. Particularly, Chasing Amy.It dragged on for a bit, but it was funny. A lot of the humor was realistic, and I really feel like every character had his or her own agenda, overall, and within every conversation. They did that thing that people do when they don't actually listen to each other.
There are a lot of awkward moments. Stuff most people wouldn't laugh out loud at, but I did, and I really enjoyed those, though I was certainly one of the only people in the theater. A lot of the humor is dark or awkward, and some of the shots are just awkward too. I swear, half of this movie used handcams, and it drove me nuts for the first half hour, until I started to block it out.
In terms of casting, I thought it worked, but I just never could bring myself to like Adam Sandler's character at all. And Eminem sucked. God, did he suck. He wasn't believable for half of a second.


Good, though there were admittedly some parts where it was very predictable. Teared up a bit, myself. Good score.

Grandma's Boy

Took a while to get used to the weird pacing and ridiculousness of the humor, but it was great!

A Scanner Darkly

I felt somehow Keanu Reeves was a worse actor in cartoon form. Neat film though. The dedication thing was sweet, but bothered me, since I feel that there are ways for people to save themselves from addiction, who choose not to.
Apparently there were 3 other Radiohead songs in the film that I missed somehow? I heard Black Swan, but I did not hear the others...Might I add that this is one of the better drug movies I've seen. That's right. Fuck you, Trainspotting.


I was surprised at how much I liked this. What bothered me was some of it seemed like it could be satirical comedy or a metaphor for something, but then I came to the conclusion that it was just trying to be funny. It was though, so I guess it worked out.

Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2)

I was wrong. I didn't like this one as much. The writing was pretty horrible, and there were some really bad, awkward moments. The romantic storyline was week, and so was the comedy. The graphics seemed so out of place throughout the entire film. Still, there WERE some VERY cute cats. Haha

Young People Fucking (Y.P.F.)

As I watched this, there was a lot I wanted to say, but nothing bad, which I can only take as a good sign. It was very thought provoking. That said, I certainly would have enjoyed more nudity, especially from such a great cast of good looking females. All of the casting was pretty good I thought. It had some good humor too. Largely though, it dealt with intimate relationships at a fairly realistic, yet humorous level. That said, the whole "friends" scenario seemed really fake to me. Even moreso than the threesome.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

Didn't like that they added stuff, and I didn't care for the fact that nearly half of the movie was awkward teenager sexual tension. And don't get me wrong, when I was a teenager, that's all there was. But I would've rather had seen more Voldemort memories and less of that shit.

Muriel's Wedding

Again, saw this on television a LONG time ago when I was down. I don't remember much at all, but I remember not really getting the ending, and finding it pretty sad.

Cinderella Liberty

Saw this a long time ago when I was really down, and, well, it didn't really help!

I'm Not There

Hard to follow, but ridiculously fucking pretentious. And I read about the director wanting to go "Oh, someone with such a life couldn't have been played by just one person", but then he goes on to include nearly every goddamn biopic cliché that there is out there.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Boring and WAY too goddamn self-important. In the two hours of the film, there is no real conflict. In fact, the only real conflict throughout the film is that he ages backward. No sense of suspense whatsoever because you know that going in! But I guess this backwards thing causes him to be somewhat angsty and almost NEVER SHOW ANY GODDAMN RELATABLE EMOTIONS! And the whole not raising his kid thing? FUCKING BULLSHIT. He was 40, and maybe 20 years down the road, he would've de-aged to 20. THE FACT THAT YOU'RE NOT RAISING A KID BECAUSE 20 YEARS DOWN THE ROAD SOMETHING MIGHT HAPPEN MAKES YOU A SHITTY FATHER AND A SHITTY GODDAMN PERSON. EVERYONE EVENTUALLY GROWS OLD AND LOSES THEIR ABILITY TO THINK REASONABLY OR TAKE CARE OF THEMSELVES. BENJAMIN JUST GROWS YOUNG AND LOSES HIS ABILITY TO THINK REASONABLY OR TAKE CARE OF HIMSELF. GET THE FUCK OVER IT.
And really, why even bother? The film drew some very OBVIOUS parallels between being very young and being very old, and then just discarded them and just clenched onto the idea that life has been so fucking hard for poor goddamn Benjamin.
Anyway, I didn't really like the film, if you hadn't figured that out already.


Certainly got better for the last half, but the first act was PAINFULLY obvious the entire time.

Year One
Year One(2009)

Good, but fairly disappointing

Saving Private Ryan

Good film. Very well shot; however, I felt like it dragged on a LOT in the middle. And I'm not really into the war films where it's just 30 minutes in a row of people shooting each other and explosions going off. But that's just me.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)

Great, but a LOT of grossout humor. Too many penises and guy ass. Need MUCH more female nudity, although I do give it credit for having a very large amount of good looking females throughout the film. Also, it seemed like for the first 15 minutes of the film, there must've been 20 pop/rock song segues. I like them sometimes, but it came off as too much to me.

Terminator Salvation

Good, though I didn't care for the part where the bad guy explained his/her entire plot.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

Really liked it. I only took off half a star because, in the bathroom scene, Wolverine's claws just looked like crap. Fuck that CG shit. I loved that we got to see so many more mutants than in the last few movies. They were all amazing. I certainly enjoyed this more than all of the other films and hope that it sparks a new better series, similar to Batman Begins. Also, I liked the part after the credits and though it was very clever in keeping consistent with Deadpool's constant breaking of the fourth wall.

The Butterfly Effect

Let me first say that I watched the Director's Cut. I liked this ending more than the other one I read about. Much more. BUT. One thing that really bothered me was the time when he altered the past regarding the school drawing. He punctured his hands, and the direct result of that occurred in the present, as his cellmate was shocked to see this "miracle". This is inconsistent with all the other times.


The first time I saw it, I saw a few minutes of it on IFC and couldn't stop watching! It was really good.
I watched it again later and realized how amazing it is. I had to pause it a few times to figure out what was going on, but it was very intriguing.


Loved it! Those crazy Mormons! It loses half a star for the lack of female nudity and the large presence of male ass!

Slumdog Millionaire

Good, but a bit predictable. I didn't care for the soundtrack that much and found it more obnoxious than anything. I also hate movies of good people just getting constantly shit on.... And I don't feel it deserves all these awards. Synecdoche, New York and Burn After Reading were FAR better IMOHOLOLOMGOSH

The Science of Sleep

Had a higher rating before the ending. Bleh.

Stranger Than Fiction

A very different kind of comedy for Will Ferrell, but still hilarious.

Blazing Saddles

Saw only about the last half of the film at work, and it was amazing.

Confessions of a Dangerous Mind

I love how it says "Starring: Brad Pitt" on here first, since he only makes a BREIF cameo. Anyway, it was pretty good. I know that Kaufman's practically disowned it, but it did have some Kaufman elements, and it was just an enjoyable film in general.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

Pretty convoluted, and it had a VERY slow start, but it got good!

The Prestige
The Prestige(2006)

Pretty complicated! I was trying to figure it out the whole time, and I got it before it happened WOO... But it was really tricky with the multiple timelines and... Well. Let's just say everything that happened near the end.

Dan in Real Life

Didn't hate Dane Cook as much as I normally do. He wasn't himself, which is a good person to be.


Saw a scene from this when I was really young, like 10, and it was some of the first nudity I had ever seen...
Then I watched it years later and hated it.

The Spirit
The Spirit(2008)

Kind of way over the top... feel like a lot of people didn't really get it though. It kind of acts like a 40's style movie... Even the acting feels forced and awkward sometimes, but it seems like that's on purpose. It took a while for me to like the film, but in the end, I thought it was pretty good.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Pretty great! Very entertaining and whatnot.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Good. You think there'd be better nudity in it for a title like that... Also, the gay guys at the beginning were not very believable. The voice just got on my nerve, actually.
Seth Rogan and Elizabeth Banks were pretty believable characters though, I thought. Basically, though, what it came down to, was that I guess I kind of subconsciously expected an Apatow film, but got a Kevin Smith film where stuff like "character development" is important too.

Synecdoche, New York

Brilliant. Everything about it was perfect. It is a masterpiece. The ending, while it did feel weird, was really quite clever, I think..
A lot of people didn't seem to "get" a lot of it, and I think a lot of people, not wanting to feel dumb, pretend that they "got" it... But from all the interviews I've read, Kaufman himself didn't quite "get" why he did a lot of it. He is at the point in his life where he is doing art for the sake of art, and doesn't exactly understand why he's doing the things he does, which is when many artists will produce their most amazing, insightful work. There's so much to take away from this film... Look at the reviews. None of them really say the same thing, I think, and that kind of says a lot to me.
As always, I loved Jon Brion's score.
A lot of the movie, I felt was very Vonnegut-esque! That is, in terms of some of the plot.. But also, just some of the themes. For example, in Sirens of Titan, Vonnegut says: "A purpose of human life, no matter who is controlling it, is to love whoever is around to be loved," and I felt that REALLY applied to this movie..
Every actor was amazing, too.
Their were so many parts to it, and the beginning felt a bit rushed with so many rapid scene changes, and I can imagine this was only to cut the movie down since its running length was already quite long.
It was epic, and definitely Charlie Kaufman's masterpiece...

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)

Good, but so ridiculously overrated you don't even know. To me, this movie tries to be 'totally deep like whoa', but doesn't really accomplish it. It's still a good movie though. But the time travel and superhero themes seem pretty weak to me.

Thank You for Smoking

Hilarious and well written! The pacing?! PERFECT. The overall tone underneath it was the funniest part, the idea that we are rooting for the 'bad guy'. The plot was a bit weak, but it really seemed to be much more about this character's life than an overall plot. Anyway, I would highly recommend it, if not entirely for J.K. Simmons.


Freaking hilarious, though admittedly quite disgusting at points.
Tentacle rape by a zombie alien FTL.
Also, Jenna Fischer certainly could've had a much larger role in it. The role she was in was ADORABLE.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls(2004)

It had a lot more depth than I thought it would, but still not that much... The whole time, I started thinking of the parallels between Freaks and Geeks (the whole mathletes theme or uncool teacher versus fitting in blah blah blah), and I came to the conclusion that, basically, this is a less clever version of the television show.
That said, Tim Meadows fucking stole the show!
I was also a bit annoyed that they had some good ideas, but in the end, she ended up falling for the kind of douche-y guy all along. Bleh.
Anyway, for anyone who liked this, I would recommend the hell out of Freaks and Geeks because it is like this but SO much better.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind

I've only seen it once, but it's stuck with me so much ever since. I personally don't like it nearly as much as Human Nature, another Kaufman film, but it is still great. In fact, there's almost nothing I don't like about it.

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

I thought it was good, mostly. The acting was well done and some of the characters were portrayed extremely accurately. Billy, for example, was absolutely perfect. That said, I really hated how much they strayed from the book at times.I also wish the movie was a lot darker, like the book, or that it centered around the chief and his hallucinations a bit more, though I suppose that would've been difficult. I guess my biggest complaint is the ridiculous amount of depth they left out, but such is what happens when one makes a movie out of a novel.
But still damn good! Though a bit slow at times...


First of all, I liked it. It was thought-provoking, and I found what some people believe to be quite shocking. The pacing was entertaining and not too heavy... Until the end, which got ridiculously grim suddenly! I felt it didn't really fit.
I also thought that Bill Maher was often unfair and pretty harsh to some of the people he interviewed. There seemed to be a general lack of awarness as to what their interviews were being used for, and that didn't sit well with me.
Some of the topics seemed a bit too short. That is, Bill would get started talking about a subject with someone, and then suddenly this topic would be over. I wish he would've gone into more, but I guess that's a problem with a topic as vast as well-grounded religion. And I was a bit disappointed that it wasn't until about halfway through the movie that Bill started talking about other non-Christian religions, and that the Middle Eastern religions were portrayed in such a stereotypical fashion. I felt there was more to the religion and some of these interviews, a kinder, gentler side, that he chose to ignore. In fact, in general, he often seemed to really champion the ignorant over the educated, though I guess that was the point.
In conclusion, good show!


Pretty funny! Really bizarre at times, but quite good. I don't know if it's as thought-provoking as it wanted to be, but definitely high on the entertainment factor, if not entirely for the nudity. Haha.... That said, the humor is not for everyone. Some of it is really subtle and my friend and I found ourselves to be the only one laughing in the theater at certain moments.

Burn After Reading

LIKE ZOMG LOVED IT. Every single actor in this was AMAZING, and often hilarious. The humor was very dark, but still laugh out loud funny.

Catch Me If You Can

I've always love the plot and 'feel' of the movie. Watching it now, I realize just how beautiful the photography is. Almost every shot has something really great. The soundtrack is also timed PERFECTLY, and has some really subtle parts to it.

Alien Apocalypse

The only reason this movie doesn't get 3 stars or lower is because it has Bruce Campbell... And it doesn't get 4 because it doesn't have ENOUGH Bruce Campbell. Through the beginning of the movie, he hardly talks, but all of the HORRIBLE actors do. He's got a few one-liners, but really, they need to emphasize Bruce a lot more in this to save it!
...That said, it's better than any other movie you'll find on Sci-Fi.

Hamlet 2
Hamlet 2(2008)

As I expected, it was very hit and miss, but it was all made up for by the actual moments in the musical.
Much as Garden State was a tribute to New Jersey, this movie was a tribute to how much Tucson sucks.

Pineapple Express

Fucking great! Really, really funny. I'm not sure quite why, but it just is.

Step Brothers

What a RIDICULOUS movie! Still, it was very good and entertaining

The Dark Knight

Holy fucking shit, that was the raddest shit I've ever seen! Christian Bale is pretty much my favorite actor ever... That said, pretty much the entire cast of actors was cast PERFECTLY. I really don't see how anybody could not love this movie. On the second watch, I recognized a RIDICULOUS amount of foreshadowing that I can't believe I didn't get!


Generally, it was good. It had some really well-written songs and some great arrangements.
That said, I could not relate to the characters AT ALL. The fact that none of them had jobs and were unwilling to "sell out" which seemed synonymous with "have money" made me feel no pity for them... There were a few parts I hated, mostly though, just the character Maureen and everything about her. If I knew a girl like this in real life, I would slap her. Her little petition thing was just dumb.
But other than that, I thought it was pretty good?

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!(2008)

It was actually pretty good! I was surprised. I don't care what anyone says, Pierce was great! Though I don't like ABBA that much, I really liked some of the arrangements.

Moulin Rouge!

I didn't care for the first half of the movie, what with the weird piercing and the Nirvana cover that just kind of embarrassed me as a Nirvana fan... BUT the movie redeemed itself with the second half, which was a bit more serious and had some real emotions!
Mainly though, the Queen song bumped this movie from 3 to 4 stars for me!

The Chumscrubber

I liked it! It had some real emotions. ********************************************SPOILER ALERT********************************************
I didn't like the massive amounts of drugs everyone took and how it never really occurred to everyone that MAYBE THAT COULD BE THE PROBLEM WITH THE WHOLE FUCKING TOWN.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Great except for some of the humor and unrealistic one-dimensional characters... Except for the woman! Beware: WOMEN ARE ALWAYS MOTIVATED PURELY BY DIAMONDS


Entertaining, but not exactly the best writing... The one-liners were Campbell-esque, but they failed, because the character was nothing but; however, the next movie promises to be better.

Get Smart
Get Smart(2008)

HILARIOUS! Steve Carell was absolutely perfect. And holy SHIT did you see Ann Hathaway?! She was drop dead gorgeous!!

The Hunted
The Hunted(2003)

I missed the first 20 or 30 minutes of this, but the rest was pretty good, although pretty ridiculous and unbelievable.

Pirates of Silicon Valley

Hahaha, I used to really love this movie. I don't know that Apple has won yet BUT THEY ARE SURE DOING PRETTY DAMN WELL. SCREW YOU, MICROSOFT! Haha

All Over Me
All Over Me(1997)

Man, this movie, throughout a lot of it, was a real downer! It was very well done though, I thought.


Eh. Pretty good and interesting... but really dark and just awkward. It leaves you with this unsure feeling of how to feel about it.

X-Men: The Last Stand

Damn! Way to kill off half of the characters, guys!... It was still one of my favorites though. Very dark. Also, EPIC.

X2: X-Men United

I liked all the characters they brought in for this one


Magneto is a badass.

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)

I liked it! Bruce Campbell was in it, and that's always good! ALWAYS!

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

No, but this was still a pretty good movie, though a lot of people hated it. Emo Spiderman was probably the worst idea ever, but other than that, it was a pretty solid film... And the whole sandman retcon (look it up) thing kind of pissed me off. That said, any movie with a Bruce Campbell cameo deserves at least 4 stars.


I really enjoyed it! I've always thought super hero movies were kind of dumb (except Batman of course!), but this was great! And of course, my favorite 10 seconds was the 10 seconds that Bruce Campbell was in.

Chasing Amy
Chasing Amy(1997)

Man, the ending to this movie was fucking depressing!


Good, but not really the masterpiece everyone makes it out to be.


I've seen it on comedy central a billion times, but with every re-watching it seems harder and harder to get through. That said, I really like the philosophy and some of the ideas in it.

Say Anything...

I really loved this movie when I first saw it. It seemed very realistic in its portrayal of love and relationships...

Sixteen Candles

Pretty good, though a bit ridiculous... And racist!

The Breakfast Club

When I first saw this, I loved it. Now, I'm not as sure. The plot seems kind of cliche, but I think that's because so many movies take from this one...

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

A classic for sure! That said, it's still pretty overrated.

The Waterboy
The Waterboy(1998)

Pretty good, but it drives me up the walls how often this is quoted.

Happy Gilmore

Now THIS is a good Adam Sandler movie!

Billy Madison

I enjoyed it, but it's nothing phenomenal. Definitely not the best Sandler flick out there.

Babe: Pig in the City

Sequels are generally a bad idea. If you're not sure whether to make one, generally the best answer is no.


Better than Gordy, but still not that great. What the hell was with that sheep chant?


Not as good as Babe, though that wasn't the best movie in the world either.

The Jerk
The Jerk(1979)

Pretty damn hilarious!


It's been a while since I've seen it, but it's good! A bunch of weird Beatles references and just weird shit in general, but it works really well.


Sure, it's exactly like every single other dystopia movie that's ever been made, but you've gotta love that Christian Bale!

No Country for Old Men

Man, this movie was awesome. It was pretty haunting, and the feeling it left me with stuck with me for days. They built up the tension really well, and I really liked the lack of a score. KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK, GUYS

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

I didn't like it as much as the other 2, but it was still pretty epic and well written.

Speed Racer
Speed Racer(2008)

Other than it being epic, it was just plain good! It was hilarious, beautiful, and it captured the essence of the cartoon perfectly. There was quite honestly nothing I didn't like about this movie.A lot of you didn't really seem to "get" it, and I think you are missing out on this point: It is based on the cartoon! If you can't stand the cartoon, which I'm sure a lot of you cannot, then you probably won't like this!
After seeing it for a second time on the IMAX, it was even more epic. I teared up near the end, and got shivers during a number of the scenes.

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

Not just pure stoner humor, really pretty damn clever! I've gotta say, I freaking loved it. The rock opera musical-type parts were just plain brilliant.

Bubba Ho-Tep
Bubba Ho-Tep(2003)

Brilliant movie! Gotta love Bruce Campbell here.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I don't want to give anything away, but I wasn't a huge fan of some of the sci-fi stuff. That said, it was a great movie and had some really funny moments. I freaking love the 50's.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Pretty damn good! Gotta hate those nazis!
Very original and quite witty

Batman Begins

Pretty great! I loved how dark it was. The plot was a bit convoluted at times, but still damn entertaining.

The Player
The Player(1992)

Not bad! It's a little bit too obvious sometimes in the way that it's going to play out, which I guess, is supposed to be ironic, which is just fantastic if you like that sort of thing, but it doesn't really add any entertainment value to me.

Groundhog Day

I've seen random parts of this movie so many times on TBS, but it totally works fine for this movie!
Anyway, it's a really hilarious movie, and pretty smart and clever sometimes.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Wow. Not that the first movie was really that amazing to begin with, but this was pretty bad. The fact that a number of actors had changed just infuriated me to no end. The plot in this one was even worse. It only gets any stars because I am a Mortal Kombat fanboy.

Mortal Kombat

It's not like the game's plot was terribly complicated, so it pisses me off a bit that they decided to change a lot of stuff around.

Shoot 'Em Up
Shoot 'Em Up(2007)

Pretty good! Loved the cliche lines from both of the main characters.
The movie was pretty ridiculous, but it was clearly meant to be. To give you an idea, there was a sex scene where the main character was giving a girl an orgasm while in the middle of a shoot out.

National Lampoon Presents Electric Apricot: Quest for Festeroo

Freaking sweet!
Not quite as good as Spinal Tap, to which everyone keeps comparing it, but still pretty damn good! It also didn't always go for the super obvious jokes?? I'm not quite sure what I mean, but it made sense when I wrote it. Haha.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

Pretty fuckin' good, even for all the hype! I mean, yeah, the technology in the movie and the idea of there being anyone this smart was kind of ridiculous, but damn!!

Dr. Seuss' Horton Hears a Who!

Very good. Had some incredibly witty humor.

Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Freaking amazing! I also thought it had a lot to say about relationships, and was pretty smart in that way.


I thought it was really good! It was very clever and absolutely charming! Krasinski and Clooney both played their parts remarkably well... Dragged on a bit though!

Harold & Kumar Escape from Guantanamo Bay

Pretty good, though pretty predictable at times.

Run Fatboy Run

Pretty good, though it lacked the quick wit of Hot Fuzz and Shaun of the Dead! In fact, it hardly compares. That said, Simon Pegg is just such a fantastic actor, I don't think that a movie with him could be anything less than great.

There Will Be Blood

Holy crap! I'm really not quite sure what to say about this one. It was beautifully done visually, and the score fit really well, I thought (go Jonny Greenwood!). However, it was dark as hell, and was quite "haunting" as another reviewer put it. But its imagery was so goddamn powerful. I would recommend it, especially while you have the chance to see it in theaters, because it is really beautiful.

The Hammer
The Hammer(2007)

It was a bit slow at the beginning, but for the most part, it was really good! But then again, I have always been a big fan of Adam's.

Knocked Up
Knocked Up(2007)

Pretty good. Had its cute moments. Not nearly as good as the other recent Apatow works (See: Superbad/Walk Hard)
Also, in terms of movies dealing with accidental pregnancy, it kicked Juno's ass.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

Fantastic! Well done. Keep up the good job, guys. What more can I say about such an epic movie?

Pink Floyd - The Wall

Quite good, though I prefer a lot of the album versions of the songs.

Resident Evil: Extinction

Obviously the Earth would be covered in sand and not thriving after the humans all turned to zombies.... Anyway, it was pretty good, though I must admit I didn't really expect it.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Great, but I could've done without so much of the singing (especially the crap before he gets to the chocolate factory!)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

I loved the first movie, but could've done without all of the constant singing. This one was pretty trippy and good.

3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma(2007)

Dark as hell, and quite depressing, but well done


Not bad. A lot of the things that Juno said I thought felt forced and unnatural, stuff teenagers would never say. Still, pretty good for the most part, and it definitely had some great moments.


I thought it was a very realistic movie, and I loved the POV idea, but it did make it really hard to watch. I was totally getting motion sickness and couldn't watch half of the movie. But again, good plot and really well done, I thought.

Ocean's Thirteen

What a convoluted plot! That said, I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.


A lot better than I thought it would be!

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

I absolutely LOVED this movie. Freaking amazing.

Across the Universe

Haha that lesbian chick was hot


This is truly an epic movie, but the best part about it is the Paul Gilbert song at the end, which fits the movie perfectly. The whole movie is absolutely beautiful in terms of cinematography. And the fact that such an epic movie was shot in only a week is quite amazing.

Super Troopers

I thought this movie would end up being really stupid, but it was one of the funniest movies I've ever seen, and since, has become a cult classic. This movie has so many perfect one-liners too. I can't wait to see the prequel.

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

I love this movie so much. SO much. When I first saw this, there were 5 times I laughed so hard that I cried. Destined to go down in history as a classic! FUNNIEST MOVIE I'VE EVER SEEN EVER! I CANNOT EMPHASIZE THIS ENOUGH!

Human Nature
Human Nature(2002)

I just plain love this movie. It has a really odd sense of humor, and is kind of dark at times, and it all just fits together perfectly.

American Psycho

This movie is genius. It has so many classic lines, and it is pretty much perfect in every way. Very dark humor, but hilarious. I love this movie so much.

Cannibal! The Musical (Alferd Packer: The Musical)

A cult classic! As good as or better than anything else Matt and Trey have ever done, as far as I'm concerned. It has its slow moments near the beginning, but once it gets going, it's amazing. Shame it's so hand to get your hands on this.

Club Dread
Club Dread(2004)

Not quite as good as Super Troopers, but very underrated. I think, the first time I saw it, I didn't quite get it. But I caught it a few years later on TV, and it was just amazing, and now it's one of my favorites.

Garden State
Garden State(2004)

Brilliant movie. Every time I see it, I pick up something different, or the meaning changes a little bit to me, but it always leads me into deep thought.

Aqua Teen Hunger Force Colon Movie Film for Theaters

The first time I saw it, there were some parts I loved, but it seemed to drag on for a long time. The second time through, I had no problem, and it seemed a lot funnier. One of the funniest movies in a long time though, if not entirely for the opening scene with Mastodon.