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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Blood Simple
Blood Simple(1984)

It's so... well, simple, but incredible because of it!

That Awkward Moment

I mean, it wasn't a good movie but it didn't offer up enough moments to keep me in it, particularly from the ensemble. Some nice moments, guys.

Terror of Mechagodzilla

Still kooky, but as the finale to the original Showa era Godzilla it delivered just enough finesse for it to stand above so many others...

The Guilt Trip

It was alright but nothing memorable, playing heavy on sentimentality rather than effective comedy. If it weren't for Seth Rogen I probably wouldn't have seen it.

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim(2013)

As a huge fan of giant monster films, seeing one done in this way was almost too overwhelming. The cheesy humor was done so well and actually never came off as lame-brain. You just accepted it as the tone of the script. And all the effects were just so wonderful. Never have I seen such a subject matter treated so meticulously (well, save Jurassic Park) with CGI and practical effects working hand-in-hand. Great film and I hope it sets a bar for all the kaiju films to follow. *cough, cough* Godzilla.

American Hustle

The acting was great and it was a true character study. However, the story was a little clunky at times and I had trouble getting it all straight.


The film tricks you into thinking it's a real political thriller but by the end it dissolves into run-of-the-mill popcorn fare. That's way too inconsistent and doesn't lend itself to forging a connection with the characters. In fact the whole film is so shallow that after two hours you're not quite sure what to make of it. Nothing really dramatic happened. Nothing really funny happened. There was no tragedy. Only fifteen minutes of cliched suspense at the end. A good film, maybe, but to go down in history as a Best Picture winner? That's a pretty big stretch.


A great family film with a lot of heart.

Too Hot to Handle

Gotta love Gable and Loy.

Despicable Me 2

A good movie but seemingly missing some of the charm of the first.


A very silly and suspenseful romp through a spy filled Paris.

Mister Roberts

Not sure, but this might have worked better on Broadway. It was a good picture, but the one part I truly loved was Jack Lemmon's Oscar winning role.

The Towering Inferno

It was really hokey and not what I would call the best work I've seen from Newman, McQueen, or Holden. The script was a little wooden, too. Fred Astaire is a wonderful gem, however, and as a piece of filmmaking history (for better or worse) I would certainly recommend it.

Four's a Crowd

Oh, Flynn, you are very funny but the movie itself could've been a touch more serious.

Barefoot in the Park

I don't know why I didn't love it the way I do the play.... perhaps it's because I do know the play so well! Redford seemed to be playing the "stuffed shirt" to a tee but almost too to a tee, that all his jokes seemed to land flat....


The film was a little rough in terms of the screenplay (certainly not the story of course!) and editing, but the performances were all on the money. While I may not have fallen in love with the film, it did incense me to the unforgivable nature of our government sometimes and for that I would say the film did it's job.

She Wore a Yellow Ribbon

I loved it! A rousing story about a soon-to-retire John Wayne who has more heart and acting chops than he usually gets to express. And the Technicolor really brings the picture to life.

The Master
The Master(2012)

A great character study, I really enjoyed watching Phoenix and Hoffman play off each other. The direction is masterful (of course) but not self indulgent the way "Tree of Life" was. Thank God, or, er, The Cause.

Dog Day Afternoon

Very funny and very gripping, right up until the end.

She Done Him Wrong

For only an hour it really seemed slow at parts.

The Odd Couple II

I will say this about the Odd Couple though. I do believe their relationship works best when confined in a cage of an apartment and not on a sprawling road trip. Where this film scores big is on pure sentimentality for the actors and it was a home run.

Pineapple Express

I can't believe I hadn't reviewed this yet! A masterful blending of comedy and action, I believe this to be a modern day classic.

Midnight in Paris

I do have to admit, it was pretty darn charming. Owen Wilson was great and it was just a real pleasure to see 1920s Paris come to life with all the major players portrayed, especially Corey Stoll as Hemingway, Tom Hiddleston as Fitzgerald, and Adrien Brody playing a hysterical Dali.

This Is the End

A full five stars for not only the funniest movie I've seen all year, but one of the best all around films too. I was not only laughing hysterically for the entire two hours, but I was also completely on edge too because of the taut suspense and I fully appreciate the real heart of the story. A brilliant concept that was perfectly executed by this group of friends, who not only are hilarious, but damn fine actors too.

Sometimes a Great Notion (Never Give an Inch)

It was a pretty decent film. Not a whole lot of action, but director Newman paced the movie quite nicely nonetheless and when that pacing does reach a climax, you'll find yourself on the edge of your seat. Also, the photography of the logging scenes are visually stunning.

Fantastic Four

The problem for me was that it seriously needed a main antagonist. And no, Dr. Doom didn't count in this one as he was in the same boat as the FF. Wow, that's such a thrilling concept... lame.


I get it, I really do, and there was a lot of great direction in this film. None of that, however, can make up for Ryan Gosling's performance which wasn't terrible, but made me giggle and laugh throughout because he wasn't saying a word! Which is fine if you're still internally acting (called an inner monologue) but as far as I was concerned, there was nothing going on in those moments of silence.

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3(2013)

I think franchise fatigue may have gotten a hold of me a little bit... Of course it was good, it was exactly what Iron Man excels at- Robert Downey Jr.'s incredible wit and charisma, and I'll always enjoy seeing a Marvel comic book come to life. However, it doesn't offer anything new and in the end I felt like I had just watched any of the previous films. Except there was no AC/DC or clues to the next Avengers film... both of which could have significantly helped the movie.

Good Will Hunting

I finally saw it! And I loved it! How could I not? I laughed and I cried throughout Matt Damon's performance and could see the even better actor he was to become. Robin Williams of course almost steals the show, but he and Damon work so well off each other its hard to talk about them on their own. A very smart, fun, and powerfully simple drama that never lets you go.

Star Trek III - The Search for Spock

After already seen "Wrath of Khan" twice now, I was pretty excited to see where the story led with "Search for Spock." Should I have expected more? In hindsight I should have known what to expect from the title. The film is indeed, a search, and offers very little action. Yes, there is a whole subplot involving a crew of Klingons (headed by the wily Christopher Lloyd) but this just seemed like a second-thought and ultimately provided little satisfaction.

With all that said, it's not a bad movie, and I would still recommend the film, but boy do I want to get back to Earth and see what the hype is over those humpback whales in the story's conclusion, "The Voyage Home."

The Hangover Part III

Dare I say the trailer was funnier than the actual film? I might say that, but that doesn't mean to say this movie wasn't funny. It was. But do not expect a typical "Hangover" story; in fact there is no hangover! Now, depending on who you are this deviation could be good or bad. For me, I welcomed this change of pace. No longer are the guys waking up to destruction, but are trying to prevent it before it happens. Almost like a coming of age story, a tale in maturity and trying to not screw up (but of course they do with hilarious consequences).

Bottom line, if you appreciate the series as a tale of brotherhood and friendship then you will see this as a fit conclusion and a nice ending. If you lack any heart and crave frat party shenanigans then you'll probably come away disappointingly tipsy.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex * But Were Afraid to Ask

I liked it, but I felt some of the sketched were a little flat (no pun intended). With that said, however, I thought some of the sketches were downright hilarious like Gene Wilder and the sheep, and the Mission Control sex scene.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Very good! Two and a half hours never went by so fast, although I will say I thought Kahn could have actually been a bigger deal. Like, he was, and Cumberbatch was brilliant, but I thought it moved too fast? I don't know, and in the end it does not really matter. If you like Star Trek then you will love this movie!


I'll have to say that it is not the best 30s gangster pic I've seen. Trust me, there are better ones. The plot was very predictable and cliche and that's only because it originated the fall-from-grace formula that we all know too well today. Despite the melodramatics and sometimes over the top violence, do watch it for the sake of movie history and the performance of Paul Muni. That guy really is a master of the screen. Oh yeah, and it was really cool to see Boris Karloff sans monster makeup and George Raft flipping a coin.

The Great Gatsby

Thought it was great!

Evil Dead
Evil Dead(2013)

Absolutely loved it. They did the series justice by doing "updating" it. But it never lost those little touches of off-color humor that made the originals so awesome!

The King of Comedy

I generally liked it. I thought it blended well the comedy and the creepy, with great performances from everyone.

Sleepless in Seattle

I, for one, think of love in the most idealistic and fateful terms so when I finally watched this movie I absolutely loved it. Yes, it can very corny at times, but it's done in such a charming way that you end up believing every instance of "fate".

Silver Linings Playbook

I had no idea what this movie was about going into it, and I gotta say I was very very pleasantly surprised! The acting was incredible and the story had me laughing and crying- well, tearing up anyways.

Glengarry Glen Ross

A wham bam, thank you ma'am kind of movie that never let up and never apologized. While all the performances were compelling, and Pacino was nominated for the Oscar, it was Jack Lemmon who really stood out to me as the desperate emotional center of the story.

Uncertain Glory

Another great Flynn movie, because it is not what you would expect. Film noir-ish at times and gritty. Gotta love it.

Parental Guidance

Tugged at me heart stings, it did.

Northern Pursuit

A cool (no pun intended) spy thriller that pits Errol Flynn against the Nazis in the unlikeliest of places, northern Canada.

Desperate Journey

A very entertaining romp through Nazi Germany with a downed squad of Allied bombers, as they make their escape to England. Errol Flynn was the star but despite a good performance, I gotta hand this one to his cohorts Arthur Kennedy and Ronald Reagan.

Django Unchained

Django Unchained was a fantastic entry into the collective work of Quentin Tarantino and cinema as a whole. The storytelling was clear and each performance was both subtly and explosively powerful. At times the violence was disturbing, but then again so was slavery so despite all of the humor there were moments that made you see Django and Dr. Shultz as not just bounty hunters but heroes, aiming to rid the land of slavery and avenge true love all at once.


A taught political drama actually, with very little "Civil War" action. I found it to be a very interesting approach and quite engaging. History at its best as well all the actors involved, the writing, and direction.

Despicable Me

This was such a good movie! A sincere film with a flair of Looney Tune's violence. Had a smile on my face the whole time.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Ohhhh, so much to like and yet so much to scorn.... First of all I love having Gwen Stacy and her dad involved in the story. And I loved The Lizard. And I loved Andrew Garfield and the humor aptly suited for Spider-man's wisecracking ways. But when the shit was hitting the fan, I would have loved for Peter to take things a little more seriously and stop acting like a kid and more like the hero he is.

But then again, this is only the first film in what is sure to be at least a couple more. Hopefully, his character evolves in those one and Peter can learn that "with great power comes great responsibility." Which by the way, Uncle Ben never instilled in him.


Chronicle was cool. It took a little while for the meat of the story to unfold but I did not mind watching teenagers create mayhem with superpowers until then.

The Cabin in the Woods

I am afraid I had hyped this up to myself too much.... I really did enjoy it and will definitely be watching it over over again because it surely did deliver on ridiculous gore and did not overextend itself. But that's also where my one criticism comes from... was it too short? Did things transpire and resolve too quickly with a unsatisfying dull ending? And in trying to give you a stereotypical horror film in the beginning, did they succeed so well that I was honestly bored by it while I was..waiting...waiting...for something to happen.

BUT when it did, boy was it awesome.


This was a James Bond film at it's best. A cool spy thriller with just enough outrageous action stunts and political intrigue to keep you glued. Enjoyed this one a whole lot.

Werewolf of London

Maybe I am biased towards "The Wolf Man" but I do not believe this film as aged nearly as gracefully as Universal's later classic. The make up is very good actually, but when the "wolfman" ends up donning a hat and cape, I couldn't take it seriously. My advice then is if you wish to see a werewolf in London, make it of the American breed.

Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy

I enjoyed it because it's Abbott and Costello but even then, the jokes seemed a little too thin and hackneyed. Also, this incarnation of the Mummy was the worst one I've ever seen. The "bandages" looked more like a painted jumpsuit. Ah well, at least I still loved watching Abbott and Costello.

The Mummy's Hand

So much more entertaining than the original 1932 Mummy, I'm afraid. Full of jokes and stock footage, it's 1 hour and 6 minute run time is perfect and well worth it.

Godzilla Vs. Monster Zero

If I'm engaged in the actual plot of the film and not merely relying on the monster fights to keep me interested then I know it's a good one. This film did just that. It was incredibly silly yet touching at the same time. Some nice science fiction elements ( a la, Star Trek) and then of course the great tag team of Godzilla and Rodan defeating King Gidorah. What more could you ask for?

Piranha 3-D
Piranha 3-D(2010)

This movie was exactly what I expected/ wanted it to be. An over the top bloodfest and completely tongue-in-cheek. It's not everyone's cup of tea, but if you want a campy good time and can stand some really gross moments then you'll love it. Just be willing to look past the special effects.

Heavyweights (Heavy Weights)

A cult classic that delivered on the silliness. Great early work from Ben Stiller, even if it is just a precursor to his Dodgeball work!

The Dark Knight Rises

A very fitting end to the series. It really was a beautiful drama, and proves once again that super heroes can (and should be) treated with the same emotionalism and depth that any other movies desires. Bane was a wonderful contrast to the Joker, and the ending is one that will be talked about for ages.

Death of a Salesman

Absolutely brilliant. I was incredibly moved...

The Master of Ballantrae

Just one of those Errol Flynn movies from the twilight of his career, that delivers on surface level thrills without much depth or attention to quality.

Marvel's The Avengers

A very very very well done movie here that really split screen time fairly among the team. The to be expected wit and humor was spot on and the tender moments were pretty good too. I felt like I was reading a comic book and that has to be a good thing.

4192: The Crowning Of The Hit King

A pretty good documentary about Pete Rose with some great clips of the Reds' glory days.

Game Change
Game Change(2012)

Like "W", it was full of uncanny characterizations and wit.

Discovering Hamlet

A really nice, simple, and insightful look into the Royal Shakespeare Company and how greats like Derek Jacobi and Kenneth Branagh work their magic.

Richard III
Richard III(1956)

This was surprisingly enthralling from the get-go. Kind of lost steam towards the end, but as far as Shakespearean adaptations go, it's one of the best I've seen. Also, compared to Olivier's "Hamlet" this was incredibly exciting and witty. Olivier's performance really is very good.

21 Jump Street

This film was absolutely wonderful and ridiculously hilarious. Thing Superbad, Pineapple Express, and The Departed.

Henry V
Henry V(1989)

A rousing and impassioned adaptation of Shakespeare's play that, I think, lives up to all the hype.

The Awful Truth

Pretty good, but I would still take Libeled Lady or My Man Godfrey over it any day.

The Hunger Games

Well, first of all, I have to say that I came into this movie total neutrality. I have never read one of the books and have never seen Battle Royale. Therefore, with that said, I can tell you that I really did enjoy it. The characters were very well grounded by great acting, by both the teenage leads of course the honorable veterans that made up the supporting cast. The action, suspense, romance, and tenderness all came together quite nicely.

The Devil Wears Prada

A very entertaining film that made me laugh out loud and still completely empathize with the characters, even Miranda (of course, who played her?)

Last Tango in Paris

A very very very interesting movie, that you can only see to really comprehend. Brando did great work of course, as well as his female costar, but halfway through I started wondering, "is there anything more to this than just random gratuitous sex?" and of course there is, but sometime it lost its focus and left me wondering.

Paths of Glory

A gripping and powerfully human portrayal of the futility of war.

The Men
The Men(1950)

This was a very strong and captivating film about a subject completely overlooked in our society- the fate of returning soldiers who have been wounded overseas. Psychologically and physically scarred, their transition back to civilian life is not an easy one, and Brando certainly drove all of this home. I can't believe it's his first role on film, because he plays it so well. Definitely worth a viewing for any movie lover.


This movie is one of those great 80s teen dramas that defies sense, logic, and rationality. The legend of Sean Penn was clearly in the making here, as well as the idiosyncratic Tom Cruise. Also, I don't know who Timothy Hutton is but he did a stand up job as well. Performances were fantastic, but the premise is just so absurd that I cannot buy into it no matter how convincingly the parts were played.


I thought it was a wonderful movie, played with great range by the actors, and an exquisite rendition of early 20th century New York with the costume and set designs.

The Big Boodle

It's a pretty stiff and awkward film, beset with bad acting from everyone save Flynn. His performance certainly isn't awards worthy, but he certainly does act circles around everyone else.

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

This movie was actually slightly better than the previous installments, if only because I had a ball making fun of it. Kristen Stewart is so ugly.... why does everybody want to be with her....

The Bourne Identity

A pretty great spy vs. spy espionage movie, that I would put up there with Mission: Impossible and James Bond. My only hang up was the terrible miscasting of the girl, who looked like a woman version of Matt Damon who offered equally terrible chemistry for the real Matt Damon.

The Sun Also Rises

Ok. Here's the thing. This movie may have been a faithful adaptation, but at just over two hours it felt like three. The pacing seemed to plod along, particularly in the beginning, and I'm just gonna say it- it's because Tyrone Power was extremely lackluster in his characterization. Errol Flynn is the true shining star in this picture and consequently the film really does pick up with a new breath of fresh air when he enters the story. If you can get thru the first half then the second will be quite refreshing. FLYNN!!!

Ziegfeld Girl

An all right movie concerning the passions and sacrifices of three aspiring actresses. The cast is top notch, of course, and James Stewart and Judy Garland are always a pleasure to watch.

The Artist
The Artist(2011)

Probably the best movie you can see this year or any year. Unconditional love is a beautiful thing and when set against the backdrop of 1920s Hollywood, it's also irresistible. Please go see this movie that is guaranteed to make you laugh and probably tear up.

Young Guns
Young Guns(1988)

A rather long winded western that doesn't add anything to the genre, save for being about Billy the Kid. But the performances were a little silly and the screenplay even sillier. That coupled with the (now) cheesy, synthesizer-heavy soundtrack, makes this an '80s cult classic but little else.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

One hell of a movie that I can't say enough about. Basically, look this one up if you want to know how great it is.

Blood Diamond

A pretty good movie with some great performances, especially from Djimon Hounsou. Despite being over 2 and a half hours, it went by rather quickly.


This was certainly a different movie from Cruise. His character is hardly likable- a sociopath hitman who forces an innocent cabbie to be his chaffuer- but yet, it's still Tom Cruise and you love it when he's running own the street. Jamie Foxx gave a lot of depth to his character, which was needed to counter the cool and cunning character of Cruise. Definately a thriller and definately worth your time.

The Social Network

A very good movie that was less of a biopic and more of a straight up drama, highlighting the relationships it took to create Facebook. Of course the stand out here was th Oscar winning screenplay by Aaron Sorkin (A Few Good Men, etc.) and you know what, Jesse Eisenberg handled it pretty well. Kudos the cast and direction, and I don't think I'll mind Andrew Garfield as Peter Parker too much now.

We Bought a Zoo

A pretty inspirational film, that persevered despite some cheesy moments, with Matt Damon's performance.

War Horse
War Horse(2011)

A story that offers hope and inspiration in a time of extreme brutality and slaughter. That's what Joey comes to offer each life that intersects his remarkable journey. The beginning was a tad long, but once the sounds of war are raised there's no turning back and the pace is quite perfect. The direction and score are wonderful of course, and surprisingly the horse itself is as good an actor as the humans!

Reservoir Dogs

I gave this the same rating as The Social Network but they are two completely different films. Reservoir Dogs is a gangster movie that is less a gangster film and more of a completely twisted version of the genre. The cast is great, the script is superb, and the plot deals with a usually simple afternoon turned upside down in a big. In fact, it's more like a stage play than a movie. Harvey Keitel and Michael Madsen stood out here, with Steve Buscemi playing peace keeper. If you can get thru the first 15 minutes ( a little slow) then it's rather engrossing.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

3 stars because taking the genre into consideration it was decent. However, that does not excuse it from being to long and a wee bit boring. The blatant racism was not something enjoyable, at times unsettling. But if you like explosions, cliche love scenes, cheesy one liners, dull love scenes, and Megan Fox (she makes up a majority of all close ups) then sure, go see this movie. But even you will be disappointed.

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

not only did it excel in high stakes action, but it had necessary humor! It may have seemed too much at times, bordering on the campy side, but all in all, Tom Cruise ran his little feet into my movie-watching heart again.

Look Who's Talking Now

You know, I'm glad i saw this movie without knowing anything about it or the franchise. And while I can see where the dismal 0% rating comes from, I can;'t agree with it completely. Definitely still "rotten", but not entirely awful. I will admit, I would have liked to see more of the dogs- I felt they became unimportant to the story and the music video at the end was the most weirdly grotesque thing I have ever seen or listened to.

Just Friends
Just Friends(2005)

A very cute and ridiculous movie that had a lot of bizarre slapstick comedy, but all in all I didn't mind it and found myself laughing.

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)

a very humorous and heartwarming chapter in the Muppets line. Aside from the lead character of Walter, all the other Muppets were spot on, the music wasn't excessive, and if you love the Muppets then you'll certainly love this film. (Kermit the Frog freak-out)

The Thing
The Thing(2011)

While not as great as the movie it prequels, this film is worthy in its own right. Yeah, some of the character's were dumb and played by even weaker actors, but the lead Mary Elizabeth Winstead definitely stood out as a strong hero, much like Ellen Ripley or even Kurt Russell. Also, I gotta say that the special effects were not as awful-CGI ridden as I expected. They were very realistic and coupled with the intense suspense, I gotta give props to this THING.

The Sixth Sense

It was ok. Haley Joel Osment was a definite standout but other than that it seemed loosely tied together in order to achieve the twist at the end. I wont say it was a bad movie, it wasn't. In fact it was quite good. Just less than what I expected from all the hype. THAT'S IT! ok, to sum it up. A movie for it's time but hasn't aged well.

The Thing
The Thing(1982)

A brilliantly done sci-fi horror film that, as a fan of the 50s Thing, loved very much.

Tales From the Script

A pretty good documentary that had a lot of interesting insight into an aspect oft showbiz that we don't often see.

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

a very good western that was well paced and well executed by Christian Bale and Russell Crowe. With lots of action, it was still able to maintain the family drama at the center of the story.


A very funny movie, I must admit. It seems a little long sometimes but the ensemble was a riot.


A baseball movie that is hardly about baseball. Sorkin has helped write a fascinating script as per usual and Brad Pitt once again proves why is such a dramatic force.

Guess Who's Coming to Dinner

Sure it had some strange plot items (the young dancing couple?) but Spencer Tracy gave an indomitable swan song with Hepburn right beside him.

The Lion King

Very happily rediscovered this film and laughed and cried out loud. SO GOOD!


This is a Christian themed film and with that in mind, it is pretty good despite the ridiculous acting and screenplay.

X-Men: First Class

A classic that breathes new life into the X-Men movies.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

A solid, riveting, and emotionally engaging film that really takes the series to a whole new level.

Birdemic: Shock And Terror

Dumb. Shit. and all its synonyms. Normally, I life these movies but this was just unbearable. Biggest pet peeve: riddling your film with political causes. Even if I agree, I don't want to hear about it, I ant to watch a movie!

30 Minutes or Less

So I didn't understand whether this was a comedy or serious film. Because ut had one-liners for days, but let's be honest, it is not a funny situation and Eisenberg played it so. I mean great job from him but everyone else was stupid.

The Apartment

Extremely charming and wonderful.


The animation was very well done.

The Wild Bunch

A brutal, stark, and passionate film that de-romanticizes the mythic West. Along with "Unforgiven," this is truly a classic.


Just a simple clean movie that seemed like an assembly line product, but who cares right? It's a super hero movie, you can't expect The Dark Knight or Spider-Man 2 every time so therefore THOR was actually pretty good. The humor was there and the world of Asgard was depicted really well. And for his first major role, I thought Hemsworth did a wonderful job with the god-like task of portraying, well, a god.

But then again, I do love Marvel Comics so I may be a little biased.

Captain America: The First Avenger

A very well executed film based on one of the greatest superheros. Not necessarily because of his "powers" but because of what he stands for: The good guy, the little man, and American values and freedom. This film showed that perfectly. What worked best was the WWII setting and the Indiana Jones mystique; it's a fact when people say that the best film villains are the Nazis. Now, it was hokey in parts. The dynamic explosion sequences were exaggerated, but still appreciated, and the performances of the cast were all pretty strong. Yep, just a good solid superhero movie that's well worth your time.

The Tree of Life

Over all, I will admit that I liked it. But just like Vertigo, I believe that it is totally undeserving of the heaping praise given to it. Brad Pitt? Yes, he turns out another wonderful performance and proves again that he is long deserving of Oscar gold. Ultimately, however, the film topples under it's own weight of symbolism for the sake of symbolism- which is the worst kind.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

A very good ending to an overall great series. It didn't beat you over the head with nostalgia- heck, Hagrid only appears for a minute- and yet, still managed to conjure up old memories and endearing love for this world. Never corny, fast paced and full of action, and while not a 100% adaption- it does it's own thing without apology and it's still just as good.


I think I would have to agree with the contemporary critics back in the 50s. Not that I didn't like it, but c'mon, is it REALLY worth all the praise it garners? I mean, number eight on AFI's list? Really? Rear Window is the seminal James Stewart- Hitchcock masterpiece. Vertigo is an hour and a half of setup and then thirty minutes of payoff that still feels unworthy of my time because the tension and suspense is ruined by the very "twist" that promised to make it interesting. MOST IMPORTANT THING: There is nothing done to create sympathy for the characters. For Kim Novak? No! Because she was an accessory to murder and the story would have been better had she been a stranger caught up in Stewart's obsession (as we were lead to believe) and Stewart? No, because he was a a crazy nut. If I don't care about the characters how am I too care for the story?


A truly one-of-a-kind film that excels in everything it shoots for. The script was spot on, the acting was impeccable, the cinematography- everything. Perfect.


One of the best sequels ever. A worthy follow up to the first.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

some of the dialogue scenes seemed to drag their feet a little bit, but for the most part it was thoroughly enjoyable.

Super 8
Super 8(2011)

original stories in today's Hollywood is a precious thing.

Blazing Saddles

Classic Mel Brooks. Him at his finest! had me cracking up the whole time


a simple story that turned into a convoluted mess and ultimately fell on it's face.

Once upon a Time

A fun likable movie that isn't necessarily engrossing but still charming enough to be worth a watch.

The Goodbye Girl

A wonderful love story between actors. maybe that's why I loved it so much? Richard Dreyfuss is excellent

The Hangover Part II

A rehash of the first one? Sure, but it was still worthwhile.

Terms of Endearment

bah.meh.huh? are the only words I have that can describe it. But don't get me wrong, the individual performances were stellar as expected- Nicholson, MacLaine, and John Lithgow particularly. Debra Winger could be more annoying than endearing at times, but her character arc was indeed beautiful. With athat said, enjoy this film for the character study it is because there is NO sense of a plot.

My Fair Lady
My Fair Lady(1964)

I really enjoyed this musical set in early 20th century London. Audrey Hepburn had me crackin up and Rex Harrison was very good too.


A wonderfully crafted and executed work. Great stuff


It had humor, don't get me wrong, but some of the humor was just...wrong.


A very strange and dreadful movie that as a "dark comedy" seemed disturbingly too dark...

Harlem Nights

It wasn't a bad movie at all. Sure it had it's weak spots and plot holes, but over all it was an intriguing dramedy from Eddie Murphy.

Shall We Dance

Very good picture indeed. The humor was spot on as well as the dancing!

Gnomeo and Juliet

Not a bad film at all. A silly and fun retelling of Shakespeare that had me really enthralled. Good stuff

Over the Top
Over the Top(1987)

one of the dumbest movies I've ever seen, but hey, it's Stallone and in some small way this is one of my favorite movies.


It was an all right comedy. Not very inspiring but it had its moments of charm.

The King's Speech

A brilliant movie that had absolutely nothing wrong with it. Aside from a technical masterpiece it was beautifully inspirational and heartwarming.

Barton Fink
Barton Fink(1991)

I appreciate this movie a great deal for its themes and style. Writing in 1940s Hollywood really did suck and I know this now thanks to Fink. I also admire all the symbolism, but I believe there was almost too much of it and for that the film gets lost in ambiguity. I can't focus on the present scene because I'm distracted with trying to decipher past ones. A truly surreal and postmodern picture that you have to be in a certain state of mind to watch. Also, the acting was really good.

Continental Divide

I thought it was a very touching story- mostly because John Belushi has so much charm and charisma that you can't help but smile and laugh at his one-liners. He did a wonderful job. As for the story, it's a good one but the romantic relationship that evolves from the two lovers comes out of no build-up or courtship whatsoever. I guess then maybe that's the point- they're just animals.

The Fighter
The Fighter(2010)

I would go so far to say that this is the best picture I've seen so far of 2010. Christian Bale was incredible. Amy Adams successfully showed us a side of her not usually seen, and was incredible. As for Wahlberg, it was fantastic in his own right as the torn center of this story of and extremely torn family. The humor was indelible and the drama was eye-watering.

True Grit
True Grit(2010)

A modern day classic Western, on par with "Unforgiven." Damon and Bridges lent extraordinary personalities to their characters and the Coen's prove once again how great they are.

Rio Grande
Rio Grande(1950)

A very decent western with a very compelling performance from Wayne.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

Definitely a landmark film for a reason. It was scathing and unapologetic with its delivery and acting. Hell, even the directing was genius. Good 'ole Mike Nichols showing off those directing chops that would prove so influential in "The Graduate." An excellent way to spend 2 and a half hours for sure.

Boys Town
Boys Town(1938)

Tons of love, warmth, and humanity. Tracy and especially Rooney, give this picture a wonderful sense of relevance.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)

I thought it was a highly enjoyable and very fun motion picture. The writing wasn't necessarily bad, just cheesy (at times!) but over all for what I was expecting it wasn't that bad.

One, Two, Three

A wonderfully fast paced and witty Cold War satire from some of the best in the business, Wilder and Cagney.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

A Very good adaptation of the first half of the novel. Well, maybe because it was so much better than "The Half-Blood Prince."

Wristcutters: A Love Story

I really liked this unique, yet simple and honest love story. It had a certain charm brought forth by the direction and subtle characters. For Indie lovers, definitely a must.

The Shining
The Shining(1980)

A very taught and brilliantly directed horror film from Nicholson and Kubrick. For the epitome of psychological terror, this is the movie.

The Strangers

While the film had a fairly strong opening, after that the film became a victim of its own formula, becoming just that- too formulaic. By the end it was predictable and when you realized that they are just going to die then it became darn right uninteresting.

The Great Outdoors

At first glance the comedy just seems way to forced, with Aykroyd's stereotypical "rich guy asshole," but in no time he and John Candy's lovable persona shine through it all and you instantly have a classic on your hands. Great stuff.

Life as We Know It

I actually didn't think it was that bad. I went in a skeptic and came out feeling pretty good about this movie that made me both laugh and cry.

Analyze This
Analyze This(1999)

A brilliantly well-paced comedy and intelligent spoof of Mafia pictures (i.e. Godfather and Goodfellas). De Niro and Crystal are just hilarious together.


It was an all right comedy actually, with a lot of genuinely funny moments.

Scent of a Woman

I really enjoyed this movie. Al Pacino gives such a wonderful performance, pulling of the difficult characterization wonderfully. Chris O'Donnell on the other hand, should have learned a few pointers from his partner. But didn't.

She's the Man

Cheesy and corny in the worst way. Channing Tatum can't act to save his soul and Amanda Bynes is barely a step above. Now with all that aside, there were moments of genuinely funny comedy and it's loaded with Shakespearean references from Twelfth Night amongst other things.


It was all right, actually very entertaining. However, I found myself laughing out loud more from the cheesy dialogue and absurd happenings rather than the actual humor (which LaBeouf does very well). And despite the abrupt change of genre half way through the picture, I still had a fun watching it.

The Other Guys

It was ok. Will Ferrell's humor has certainly runs it's course and Mark Wahlberg is very hit -or-miss in this comedic escapade.


While not terribly boring, it did seem to lack enough excitement to fully capture my attention. Yeah, of course Newman is the best, but he should have more dialogue.

Wall Street
Wall Street(1987)

A great drama from Oliver Stone with Charlie Sheen in a most enjoyable role, playing against Michael Douglas who was just awesome to watch.

The Cincinnati Kid

A fast-paced and very enjoyable film with a lovable Steve McQueen and classic Edward G. Robinson.


Inception is one of those rare Hollywood movie that is ORIGINAL and it was a stellar piece of filmmaking. Not necessarily the acting either (don't get me wrong, it was still superbly acted but nothing ground shaking) but the idea of a really rather simple plot (i.e. basic heist movie) implanted in this fantastical concept of imagination. That right there is what made this movie full of suspense, intrigue, action, and drama. One of my favorite's now.

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet

A pretty good Golden Age biopic. Edward G. Robinson gave another solid performance, and being one outside of the Gangster-genre, I would say it is one of his best.


Surprisingly well done! I was hugely entertained and appreciated the throwbacks and references to the '87 classic. Adrien Brody worked perfectly, as well as the rest of the cast (yes, even Topher Grace managed to pull it off in the end). Definitely worthy of the Predators franchise in my book.

Predator 2
Predator 2(1990)

not THAT bad, I must say. When you get passed the dimwitted gang lords and criminals then it really isn't that bad. Great work from Glover and Paxton. Busey? yeah, not so much

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Better than the first too, although I still cannot stand Kristen Stewart.

Knight & Day
Knight & Day(2010)

Not a classic Cruise pic but certainly entertaining, albeit a tad long and overzealous is action. Cruise could have pumped up the charisma a bit, he seemed almost like he was just coasting thru his lines not realizing that his career is on the line with this one. And Diaz seemed a bit lifeless as well, although certainly more emotion with her. Over all it was an all right picture but nothing worth raving about.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

The ONLY thing I can say about this film is that Lotso and the whole, "Andy doesn't really love you, you're better here" plot was already done in TOY STORY 2 with Prospector Pete. Lotso even had a country thing going on. Anyways, other than that I can say that this is the only movie that has made me out and out cry. A VERY fitting ending to a franchise I've literally grown up with.

Life With Father

While really good, it didn't seem to have that "raising the stakes" tone that I felt it needed. What it was, was that the film appeared to have reached it's climax a couple of times only to go on for another 20 minutes. Definitely a stage play, and I think I would love it much much more had I seen it on the boards. Now with all that said, I will proclaim my love for William Powell. Simply the best and I can't imagine anyone else playing that part. "GAHD!"

The Road
The Road(2009)

I just wasn't feeling it from this drama. The story and visuals were there, but the acting couldn't quite seem to live up to it's post-apocalyptic surroundings. Shallow. Hollow.


A straight up, hard hitting, gritty drama personified by Paul Newman, the best.


I can't even give this film two stars. I didn't think I could watch something as bad as The Bounty Hunter. Kutcher didn't know if he wanted to play a suave James Bond or his awkwardly incompetent Kelso throughout and switched between personas at will. The scenes seemed like something out of Final Destination, the comedy painfully failed, and Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher- who, individually, are wonderful personalities- just couldn't get that chemistry going. That film was a major disappointment.

My Cousin Vinny

Honestly, how can you not love Joe Pesci? This is a classic fish-out-of-water tale. Downright hilarious.

Knocked Up
Knocked Up(2007)

A pure heartwarming classic, albeit vulgar as hell. But the unlikely duo of Rogen and Heigl were the perfect pair onscreen as they dealt with a very likely scenario. Great supporting roles too with Seth Rogen's gang, Paul Rudd, and Leslie Mann.


A damn good Civil War drama about the 54th Massachusetts, powerfully gripping. Broderick and especially Denzel, give poignant performance along a great supporting cast. The effects may look dated in the wake of Saving Private Ryan and The Patriot, but this movies goes beyond that. It really touches that side in us all that hopes for a better life. Freedom and Equality don't come free.

Sex and the City 2

Terribly written, awful dresses, and really cheesy acting. Way too long (we didnt need the gay wedding in the beginning) and the writer, producer, director really should reconsider filling his movie with liberal views on the Middle East, especially when he does a complete 360 at the end and depicts the reality of Abu Dhabi when the American girls are run out of town.

The Usual Suspects

A very well written gangster flick that had memorably brilliant performances from all of its stars, most notably Baldwin, Del Toro, and Spacey. A must see.

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(2010)

An all right historical action epic with Russell Crowe doing what he does best. The love scenes floundered and should have taken a complete back seat to the real focus of the story: war, greed, jealousy, corruption. These human flaws were what was most intriguing but the whole pace of the film lead to its eventual collapse under the weight of it all. I would go check it out, for sure, but it wont be on a Classic Movie shelf one day. I will say that the comedy was pretty solid though.


A deeply poignant tale of post-war nuclear destruction embodied in the monster known as Godzilla. A vision well crafted and deserving of its unique place in the history of cinema.


It was Rent. Would much rather see it on stage though.

The Bounty Hunter

A little forced at times, but Butler and Aniston's chemistry is undeniable and the humor is very genuine.

Elmer Gantry
Elmer Gantry(1960)

A very compelling drama with an extremely compelling Lancaster. This film only works because of him, his performance keeps the picture at a perfect pace, along with a wonderful Jean Simmons, Shirley Jones, and Arthur Kennedy.

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

Silly? Cheesy? Action packed? Helluva good time? yup, yeah, yes, YES! While the whole time I was waiting for the easter egg at the end, I was still thoroughly captivated by Tony Starks' dilemma with the world, himself, and Whiplash.

Date Night
Date Night(2010)

I was so relieved and happy to watch Date Night unfold as a wonderfully paced, well acted, superbly ad-libbed comedy. Where The Bounty Hunter was funny but forgettable, I will not be forgetting Date Night. Carell and Fey were perfectly cast and hilarious but the funniest parts came from the ensemble of more serious actors such as Wahlberg, Liotta, and Franco. They definitely helped ground this picture and keep it away from being another Bounty Hunter. Despite the end seeming a little forced and rushed, it is for sure worth the price of a movie ticket these days.

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)

How the hell can I not give this epic 5 stars? Right up there with Gone With the Wind and Lawrence of Arabia in terms of epic war films. Legendary.

The Wicker Man

I did not tip my hat to this film, save for the pure entertainment it exuded because it was so bad. Thanks for the laughs Nicolas Cage!

The Verdict
The Verdict(1982)

One of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Paul Newman was gripping (Roger Thacher) and I had to tip my hat to excellence.

Silent Movie
Silent Movie(1976)

Wow. Sheer insanity. Definitely one of Mel Brooks' bravest movies- and it completely worked! Brilliant comedy and visual slapstick and who can ask for more than the cameos of some of my favorite actors? Marvelous Madness.

Godzilla: Final Wars

A surprisingly good Godzilla flick, despite me falling asleep every time I tried to watch it.

Remember Me
Remember Me(2010)

It surprisingly wasn't THAT bad, considering the type of movie this is. It had a decent script, with a good performance from Brosnan. The only thing, and it's sad to say, was actually Pattinson- who doesn't quite seem comfortable outside of his vampire-self.

As Good as It Gets

Brilliant script, acting, and direction. Not much more I can say, you'll fall in love with it.

The Blind Side

A pretty solid film all the way around. I mean the drama never let up, it had laughs, good script, strong performances, and... yeah. Not a bad movie at all. The music could've been better... but that's it.

The Searchers

A great visual epic and certainly a powerful film. Some of the acting (aside from Wayne) however, just seemed a little too silly. Oh, well, still a landmark piece of cinema.


Not the MOST original thing I've seen from Scorsese, but still packed with enough of his greatness to make it work. De Niro, personally, gave one of my favorite parts along with Pesci. Great stuff. But, yeah, just a wee bit too long for the material (kinda felt pretty thin sometimes) and the whole narration thing kinda lost it's edge after the beginning.

Shutter Island

A really tight thriller than was in someways more of a drama. I liked that very much, but with such a blend there were the inevitable a-bit-too-drawn-out moments of dialogue. For the most part however, it was another great movie from Scorsese and DiCaprio.

Soylent Green

A very scintillating mystery detective sci-fi thriller. Robinson really is the one really excellent feature about the picture, not that Heston wasn't great but it truly was Robinson all the way. Your heart will feel.

27 Dresses
27 Dresses(2008)

Eh, not really THAT bad. It's all right.

The Wolfman
The Wolfman(2010)

A mindless popcorn flick, that totally delivers on gore and action. Which, might I add, is awesome (ya know, if you're into that sort of stuff). However, as a story it totally blows. Please, don't let this film ever deter you from watching the original highly regarded masterpiece, "The Wolfman." Other than that, del Toro was pretty convincing as opposes to Hopkins' nonsensical characterization.


The best kind of comedy- one that pays homage to it's predecessors. Bill Murray! Woody Harrelson is so extremely adept at comedy that he steals the flick despite pretty good performances from the rest of the cast,

Crazy Heart
Crazy Heart(2009)

While the story itself was nothing groundbreaking, the performance of one Jeff Bridges was something to be remembered for a long time. His character was frail, vulnerable, yet determined to change his ways. Great stuff. Gyllenhaal was great herself, its just the script didn't lend itself well to her talents- her romance with Bridges seemed a little too sudden. Robert Duvall and Colin Farrell were pleasant surprises, I might add. Apart from everything else though, the only thing better than Jeff Bridges was the soundtrack- with his vocals.

Up in the Air

One of the best movies of 2009 and in my opinion, more deserving of the Best Picture Oscar than Avatar. I laughed so much, but I was also compelled to tearing up in several tense scenes. All the acting was top-notch and the script is wonderfully corny, poignant, and smart. An extremely relate-able and relevant film considering the economical situation of the country this past year.

District 9
District 9(2009)

I don't know what it was, but I couldn't look away from the screen. Definitely a modern sci-fi classic.

Sweet Bird of Youth

A really gripping drama actually, with fantastic characters each driven by their own personal and unique selfishness.


Certainly worthwhile for any Stallone fan, though a little long it did deliver on raw dramatic tension, especially the shocking conclusion.

Vanilla Sky
Vanilla Sky(2001)

That was a fuckin' weird movie! but it worked on every level and was certainly a great movie.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)

A pretty all right movie that definitely delivered on thrills and suspense. The CGI, quite frankly, was awful. Will Smith, however, was not awful- being pretty much the only actor in the film. His dramatics were taken very seriously despite the absurdity of talking to mannequins. In other words, a great Will Smith vehicle with some great moments but not much else.

All the Right Moves

Rather cliche and predictable, this movie still managed to milk the "feel good" quality it had going for it. Cruise's acting is so natural and while this film isn't anything outstanding, it does a really great job of featuring his dramatic acting chops- something we today don't really think about when considering his largely action-driven career. Therefore, if you're a Tom Cruise fan then definitely check this one out; if not, then you're not missing anything stellar.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

WOW. The direction here was probably the finest I've seen from Spielberg, with more than substantial acting from Dreyfuss. The originality of the script, the subtle symbols, the colors, the lights, the whole bleatin' movie! Everything just had me going WOW.

A Place in the Sun

A harrowing tragic tale of ironic love beautifully directed by Stevens with the high caliber dramatic one would expect from its stars.


I thought it was so unbelievably subtle that it was amazing. The first half was a little slow but then it sure as heck picked up. The film was driven by the actors and their performances. Never before had I seen such drama and intensity from Cary Grant and Claude Rains (usually stuck in a colorful character role). Brilliant direction as well (of course) from Hitchcock. Great picture.

Hot Shots! Part Deux

Downright hilarious parody.

San Quentin
San Quentin(1937)

I thought it was a pretty solid drama with Bogie milking just enough sympathy with his dealings with Pat O'Brien and the rest.

What a Way to Go!

A really fun movie that is a must see for anyone who loves old Hollywood. Van Dyke, Newman, Mitchum, and Kelly are wonderfully offbeat with Dean Martin being his usual awesome self. And damn! Shirley MacLaine was hot!

Two Weeks in Another Town

bah, terribly boring and melodramatic.


So on production quality I give Cocktail a C. But when I took into consideration Tom Cruise I decided that it deserves a belated Oscar this year in a new category called Best Entertainment for achievement in overall awesomeness.
I may be biased due to my well known love for Tom Cruise, but honestly- for what it's worth- this movie delivered. I thought the characters were, if not believable, still relate-able and the characters arches of both Cruise and Brown were great. With drama, laughs, and solid entertainment this film is worth it.

Sherlock Holmes

Guy Ritchie never fails to excite the mind and this movie was no exception. Full of wit, action, and mystery this is definitely a good time.


Save fir the familiar story and sometimes cheesy (yet still memorable) lines, this movie was simply a "shock and awe" from beginning to end. A fantastic experience that I feel has really set the bar for epics, sci-fi, and movies in general.

City for Conquest

I really enjoyed this picture about childhood friends' rises and falls in the greatest city on Earth.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)

A pretty outrageously decent comedy. Somehow it was pulled off in a smart fashion and I loved every minute of it.

It's Complicated

I thought it was an all around good movie. Nothing extraordinary, but still charming. Baldwin was great, Streep was good, but I felt like we could have seen more Steve Martin. The Love Triangle ended up being a normal love story with Steve Martin in the mix up randomley. But hey, i still liked it and would still suggest it for any recently divorced couple.

Each Dawn I Die

Cagney's performance was finer than most others that I've seen. This picture is certainly one of the better classic gangster films out there with a good story and better acting, it's almost like "I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang," only if Paul Muni had gotten free.

Ghost Story
Ghost Story(1981)

I thought it was a pretty all right flick. It certainly delivered in creepy chills and I would recommend it for any Halloween (or actually Christmas) playlist.

The Bishop's Wife

It was all right with a good message in the end.

The Princess and the Frog

Classic Disney fare with good moments of hilarity and drama. Fantastic to see that good 'ole animation again, but some sequences just seemed too dark for the likes of little tikes.

Brother Orchid

a better gangster picture than most, this sports pretty good acting by the emotionally-torn Robinson and a fairly memorable script.

Our Vines Have Tender Grapes

A pretty solid decent picture. Robinson was great in something outside of the Gangster genre. The story as a whole, however, while sporting great dialogue, seemed to lack true direction and conflict.

Swing Your Lady

A silly little dumb picture that features Bogie, yes, but overall is entertaining only for the comedy that comes from Frank McHugh.

The Oklahoma Kid

An all right, over all western from Hollywood's Golden Age. Pretty good drama, surprisingly, and great entertainment from Cagney and Bogart in such rare performances.

The Prize
The Prize(1963)

A pretty decent spy comedy that had Paul Newman taking full advantage of the wonderfully witty script. Robinson was great too, of course, playing two roles the way only Robinson could. Perhaps I enjoyed it so much because it was so much better than that other 60s spy picture of Newman's, "Harper". Which sucks. But not, "The Prize."

Black Christmas

I almost I liked this stupid movie until the end when it become too unrealistic even for my taste.

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)

A cute picture that certainly had its moments of hilarity.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

This movie was a whole heckuva lot better than the first and might have even passed for a decent movie if it were not for a few directing decisions and Bella's acting. I vote replace the actress (even fans agree she is God-awful) and make directions based not on tween fantasies but on good judgment and common sense. Other than that Pattinson and Lautner (and every one but Bella, come to think about) really seemed to mature since the first film. Thank God.

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

I do not know one thing that was slightly "wrong" with this movie. A real holiday treat that I'm glad I got to finally watch.

Horse Feathers

A hilarious work of art that you can't not love.

Duck Soup
Duck Soup(1933)

lmao, a tad slow in the beginning but as soon as Harpo and Chico appeared I never stopped laughing. Great flick.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors

A silly sequel that managed to entertain and prove effective.

Paranormal Activity

Oh spit man, oh spit. Too much, this movie was insane. Quite the calculated and well timed horror/ thriller. Worth it in the theatre because I honestly would never watch this in my house. Too scary.


Was this western a tad hackneyed? Sure, but it was redeemable in the fact that Flynn gave a wonderful performance.

Rambo (Rambo IV)

"Burma's a war zone." Classic Rambo.


A prime example of how a movie needs more than emotional acting to be good. You can cry and cry and cry but if we honestly feel so unattached to your woeful character then what's the point? This movie had no point and ended leaving me scratching my head.

Lucky Number Slevin

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. I thought the screenplay was very clever, sharp, and full so many pop culture references I had to eat it up! The acting was not bad, and it was nice to see Hartnett again. Whether or not you'll go ga-ga for this film is debatable, but you should still see it nonetheless.

A Slight Case of Murder

A wonderful comedy/ gangster movie with a great Robinson as always. The one thing that didn't quite fit was the whole sub plot with the orphan boy. Nonetheless, the script is well written and Robinson's comedic timing impeccable.


Talk about a thriller. This movie was about the primal instincts of man and it certainly delivered.


It was certainly superb film making, but I don't think it is the greatest movie ever made like most people make it out to be. While a bit slow at parts it never truly bored me, holding me captivated by not only Penn's performance but by James Franco and later on by Josh Brolin. While I did not cry like the others in the living room, I did come away a little more inspired that America truly is a land of opportunity.

Inglourious Basterds

My first Tarantino film was a great ride! loved it.


A great flick with Babe Ruth no less! However, after the Ruth scene the rest of the ending kind of lost it for me.

The Kid Brother

I officially love Harold Lloyd now! So funny.

The Stranger
The Stranger(1946)

I can't think of a single thing that I didnt like about this movie in addition to it being something to watch again. Orson Welles is a master of film noir and he proves that with this gem of Edward G. Robinsons.

Key Largo
Key Largo(1948)

This was a great gangster picture! The suspense and the drama really worked well and while Bogie is of course the main star, I really think Edward G. stole the film. Lionel Barrymore was great too!

The Rains Came

A pretty much perfect drama with some amazing special effects. This is also the best I've ever seen Myrna Loy- without Powell or Gable that is. No, seriously, as far as serious acting is concerned she is at her best here.

Harper (The Moving Target)

Despite a wickedly sharp script, the overall pace of the film seemed too slow. The average two hours just dragged by as we were introduced to a new character every scene with no overarching signifigance. One thing is of course Newman. His character choices truly did make me smile when coupled with some of his lines.

Fashions of 1934

It was a pretty all right movie. The script was notable along with Powell doing what he does best- wry and charming.

Footlight Parade

Wow, I was expecting just another run of the mill 30s musical, but no! This film seemed way too unique. With Cagney in the lead showing off his feet a decade before Yankee Doodle Dandy, how could you lose? It had great numbers and all around pre-code greatness from Busby Berkley!

Raising Arizona

hahaha, this movie was perfect Coen brothers screwball insanity! The screenplay and comedy were priceless. Great supporting role by John Goodman as well.

Funny Girl
Funny Girl(1968)

A pretty great all around picture. The cinematography and the humor were spot on and Streisand's characterization was one for the ages.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Talk about explosive drama! The film is very well paced, you can feel the passion always just boiling underneath until the emotional climax in the cellar. Newman and Big Daddy were great.

Shaun of the Dead

A very well paced and enjoyable zombie thrill ride.

Kindergarten Cop

This movie was the best! Arnold proves his versatility as an actor with this movie. Sure, it was a little cheesy but it is a family film after all. But Ivan Reitman (Ghostbusters) does a fine job with this now classic Schwarzenegger comedy.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

So I loved the 6th book which means I am not a fan of the 6th movie. You will probably have the same sentiments. I won't ruin the ending of the movie, but it did ruin the ending of the book. The acting was unconvincing and rushed. Even in 2 and a half hours the film seemed to be zipping through at a shallow pace, way too condensed. Plot lines were murky and we have no clue about the significance of the "half blood prince." This film was more like Part 1 of the 7th rather than its own. What a sad interpretation from one of the best in the series.

Bullets or Ballots

This was a pretty good movie actually. It seemed a little short though. The action was good and the humor was real swell too. Robinson's performance was certainly something to remember; he played so well off of Bogart along with own scenes. Good stuff.

The Notebook
The Notebook(2004)

A great wholesome love story. But with that comes a lot of cheesy, corny, and downright cliche scenarios. A little too over the top with sadness for my taste.

Public Enemies

Cinematography, directing, Depp's acting, writing. Everthing was perfect!

To Kill A Mockingbird

This movie was beautiful. If you want to know whats right in the world, look at Atticus Finch. idk what else to say. Great picture.

Ziegfeld Follies

A wonderful showcase of the greatest vaudville talents. Worth it, if you're into musical numbers and the like. If not, it may seem to drag on. But the comedy sketches were fantastice. Something for everyone in this picture.

Son of Frankenstein

Not an overall bad picture. I must say I was greatly impressed with the story and conflict Basil Rathbone portrayed. Him and Karloff are top notch and Lugosi played a rather chilling character in Ygor. Definitley worth it.

The Great Ziegfeld

A great script with a monumental performance by Powell and a stolid one for Rainer. This movie is a long one and that's due to it's soaring mastery of musical showstopping numbers. While beautiful and magnificent they do seem to drag on an awful lot. But if you're a fan of William Powell, this is a must see.


A pretty all right movie with great acting by the impeccable Cagney of course. All in all a worthwhile gangster flick if only because it has Cagney on the other side of the law while portraying the humble beginnings of the FBI.

Manhattan Melodrama

This film is one of the best i've seen from either Gable or Powell, but especially William Powell. His performance was so convicting along with the direction and screenplay. For 1934, it sure was realistic with hardly any melodramatism in this dramatic masterpiece from the Gangsert Era.


Great script and over all pace. Loved the neo-noir edge. The ending just seemed way too rushed for my taste.

The Firm
The Firm(1993)

One of the best serious Tom Cruise movies I've seen. Just a TAD too long. Other than that, it was really superb. Pollack's direction was something to praise with the suspense mounting and falling at a perfect rate. Check this one out.

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

I thought it was a really decent romantic-comedy. Very relatable and very enjoyable.


bad acting, bad writing, bad directing. The only MAYBE good thing was Rob Pattinson. When everyone else was bad he was poor.

Drag Me to Hell

Classic Sami Raimi. I loved every minute of it and so will you if you find ridiculous amounts of slapstick comedy horror amusing. One of the best films of the summer.

Wife vs. Secretary

You just can never go wrong with Gable, Loy, and Harlow. She in particular was really marvelous.

The Hustler
The Hustler(1961)

I thought it could've been shortened immensely. The scenes with the girl were way too over drawn. Apart from that it was all right. Newman and especially Scott were great.

To Have and Have Not

Walter Brennan is never not good, Bogart is Bogart, and Bacall is too sexy!

Twentieth Century

I know that John Barrymore is one of the best!

Soldier of Fortune

It was an all right Gable picture. Nothing too fancy, though the cinematography was pretty good.

In the Heat of the Night

What the film lacked in plot it certainly made up in riveting performances.

Escape From Fort Bravo

The camera work was really something and Holden is as great as always. A pretty good western in general.

The Jazz Singer

What was great about this film was Al Jolson. Surprisingly for the mid 20s, his acting was totally believable with hardly a hint of melodramatics. Some good songs too.

Captains Courageous

A really good film that has Tracy shining in his role.


I LOVED IT! The Spirit if Adventure is the theme and the most basic of all human passions. I really connected with the humor, sadness, and high flying thrills!

Road to Perdition

The suspense was a little predictable but Newman was fantastic as well as the period costumes/ sets and cinematography.

I Am a Fugitive From a Chain Gang

Brilliant! So haunting and so captivating.

Shakespeare in Love

Why would you watch this movie? Because it's about William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, and love. A great love story with so much romantic bravado and humor. Really did enjoy it.

Submarine Command (The Submarine Story)

I just can't get enough William Holden. William Bendix was good too.

Red River
Red River(1948)

Clift was so good!

High Sierra
High Sierra(1941)

Bogart was so good!

Kiss Me Kate
Kiss Me Kate(1953)

If I didn't love The Taming of the Shrew or didn't know one thing about the theatre and Shakespeare then I don't think I would've like it as much. So before you see this film, brush up your Shakespeare!

The Country Girl

Dang! Bing Crosby stole the movie! And of course William Holden is awesome as well as Grace Kelly. Very strong performances and a very good adaptation. I saw the play in NYC with Morgan Freeman in Crosby's part and I gotta say that Crosby was leaps and bounds better. Great picture.


Great actors all of them! Very good adaptation, I must say.

Sergeant York

I just really seemed to connect with York. Thank you Gary Cooper for the wonderful portrayal.

The Americanization of Emily

I little tooooooo long for its own good. I love James Garner and the humor was usually spot on. Could have done with less anit-war jargon, those speeches seemed to drag a little. All in all, an OK picture.


wow. This is why I love William Holden- his narration reminding us of "Sunset Boulevard" and instantly setting up the film as a cold ruthless place where he holds the only real emotions. Peter Finch was mesmerizing as the apocalyptic prophet, Dunaway was superb as someone who you both liked and despised at the same time, while you totally loathed Duvall's character. Perfect ensemble chemistry with monologues to die for. Holden's last speech to Dunaway literally almost moved me to tears. A beautiful screenplay for beautiful actors bringing to light a disgusting retched world of corporate greed and the human condition.

Shoot 'Em Up
Shoot 'Em Up(2007)

A little long for its own good. Other than that Giamatti and Owen were perfect witty adversaries, a classic Roadrunner/ Coyote scenario. The humor and violence meshed really well and if it had cut out some of the "serious" moments, it wouldn't have had a dull moment.


A piece of history that I was previously unaware of. Simply riveting, I wish I had seen this before taking my IB exam when I wrote an essay about Nixon's failures and success. FML. "I also love cheeseburgers."

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre

Great characters with a simple yet fantastic plot. Great suspense.

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)

Awesome. The only slight disappointment was actually Bana's performance as the Romulan. A little melodramatic for my tastes. But a superb film capturing the essence of the original series. Well worth it.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

Personally, I loved it. Then again I love Wolverine so maybe I'm a little biased. Either way it is definitely worth enjoying with the action, humor, and sincerity of Hugh Jackman. I just wish they had actually referred to Victor Creed as Sabretooth.

The Barefoot Contessa

Not even Bogie and Gardner's impeccable acting could save this film from being too long and a tad melodramatic.

Dragonball Evolution

I don't know...what to say... bad acting, bad writing, bad makeup, bad effects, the utter destruction of a cherished and classic television show. But I did love the good laugh. I needed it.

Santa Fe Trail

Now THIS was a decent Flynn film, directed by Michael Curtiz. The kind of juicy historical fiction that everybody loves with plenty of cavalry charges, burning barns, treachery, and gunfights. The only part I thought was "eh" was de Havilland's part, grossly underplayed.

San Antonio
San Antonio(1945)

I wouldn't say it's one of Flynn's strongest pictures but hey it's still Errol Flynn so it's still great!

Knute Rockne---All American

It was pretty good. Wish Reagan was a bigger part of it though. Overall the acting seemed to have taken second place to the action and story which is all right if that's what you want.


dang. While the book is of course far better, the film was still a great adaptation. Everyone see it!

Run Silent, Run Deep

Pretty good sub flick. Some fine acting from Gable and Lancaster. A little slow in the beginning but it picked up enough for a thrilling end.

Body of Lies
Body of Lies(2008)

Russell Crowe created a very enjoyable character while we sympathized with DiCaprio. Very well done picture.

The African Queen

Bogie was hilarious! I could definately watch this one over and over

Sunset Boulevard

I loved it. Billy Wilder has a way with films.

Burn After Reading

I really noticed and appreciated the fun this ensemble had with their characters and the choices they made to make them so great.

Sgt. Bilko
Sgt. Bilko(1996)

Perfect slapstick humor. Hartman was probably the best while the entire ensemble was wonderfully solid. great comedy.

The Gay Divorcee

"Chance is the fool's name for Fate."
haha, a wonderful screwball-musical comedy.

Rain Man
Rain Man(1988)

I liked it! Isn't that enough? These are two of the greatest actors- together!

Days of Thunder

Classic Cruise. Wit, warmth, humor, action, great supporting cast, and shallow love story all interwoven. Great!

Pink Panther 2

Better than I thought it'd be. While the jokes were at times incredibly trite and overblown, the actors themselves were impeccable.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

If you love Indiana Jones, and I don't mean a flirting romance, but a real sincere passionate love- then you will thorooughly be captivated by this adventure. If you don't love Indy then this is the MOST RIDICULOUS film ever made!

Revolutionary Road

I have nothing to say other than "wow."


Meh. A slightly hackneyed story with a rather anti-climatic pace. However, the nearly 2 hours didn't go by as slow as expected. Perhaps from the acting?

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

What I found so intriguing about the movie was not the impressive visual effects but the characters. Indeed, this was a character-driven movie and all the fascinating people Button runs into during his life kept it highly entertaining. As for performances, Pitt and Blanchett were top notch. Definitely a film worth seeing. Grade A stuff.

The Roaring Twenties

it was all right. Nothing compared to Angels with Dirty Faces or anything like that. But still a good picture.

Angels with Dirty Faces

James Cagney's performance is one for the ages.


It was a well paced movie, with never a dull moment despite the potential to drag on forever. Very solid performances from everyone including Cruise. The film as a whole was nothing exceptional but certainly very well put together and worth a viewing or two.

They Died With Their Boots On

One of the best Flynn movies I've seen!

Dodge City
Dodge City(1939)

Flynn. 'nuff said.

Lady and the Tramp

I can't believe this had been the only animated Disney film I hadn't seen. It's so great!

Beauty and the Beast

I'm not sure why I loved it. Just in the vain of classic Disney.

A Few Good Men

Man oh man oh man! Good stuff. The only thing though is that I didnt get enough emotion out of it until the very last scene. idk, maybe that was just me being used to the play after rehearsing it for 3 months.

Risky Business

Classic cult classic.


I loved the robots and the silent Charlie Chaplin-esque moments. Subsequently, I did not like it so much when they "talked" and as soon as the film switched to the human spaceship, the story seemed too rushed and ultimatley left me wanting more.


4 stars for fun factor. I loved it! Just a fun movie. No other word to describe it. Fun.

A Beautiful Mind

A beautiful picture. The ending seemed a tad rushed but at 2 hours 16 mins I don't blame 'em for wanting to wrap it up. Overall great acting from everybody, great story, with a lot of tension and plenty of humor.


I just loved it. What more can I say? A great piece of history from a unique time in American history. Score for Hitchcock!

Raging Bull
Raging Bull(1980)

The direction was beautiful, DeNiro was brilliant (some of the best acting I've seen), but it just seemed to lack something that I can't put my finger on.

Top Gun
Top Gun(1986)

Full of action, humor, and a great cast. What more could you want? That's right, a killer soundtrack.


This was a solid film about the man. It had its indelible humor and poignant drama. What more could you ask for? Oh, that's right; PERFECT portrayals of the whole cast of the characters. And Brolin was amazing in the lead.

The Color of Money

Cruise and Newman are masters and while the relationship between the two was a little iffy and confusing, it was a good movie nonetheless.

Double Indemnity

Not one thing I found wrong or odd about this movie! Perfect suspense, intrigue, mystery, acting, direction, the script was SO MEMORABLE. I'm still quoting MacMurray's one-liners. The quintessential film noir.

Far and Away
Far and Away(1992)

Tom Cruise is a great actor, as well as Nicole Kidman and their chemistry is perfect. I love the late 19th century time period- Ireland, Boston, the Wild West, it was all great. The ending was a little odd though, I must say.

Tropic Thunder

Tom Cruise is back, Downey Jr. is still here, and Ben Stiller can direct/ write comedy. Just pure adrenaline action and humor. Amazing.

Test Pilot
Test Pilot(1938)

The chemistry between Tracy and Gable is legendary and Myrna Loy is always a delight.

Lone Star
Lone Star(1952)

I thought it was pretty cool on Gable's part. Barrymore was so great in his lat role, I wanted to see him throughout. A very interesting storyline and very entertaining.

My Man Godfrey

Hahaha, this movie was hilarious! Lombard made me crack up, a really great character. I mean, yeah, this film was screwy and fun but it had a deep moral lesson and Powell is just brilliant as Godfrey.

Adam's Rib
Adam's Rib(1949)

I liked it. Great comedic performances from both of them. Nothing really wrong with it.

White Heat
White Heat(1949)

There was just nothing wrong with this film. Loved Cagney, how could you not?

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy

This movie was exactly what I expected and absolutley wonderful. Great fun just for the fun of it.

Dinner at Eight

A great drama with great humor. I liked how it portrayed a slice of Ameican history during the Depression. Also, John Barrymore just can't be beat,

The Third Man

A little slow, but I absolutley loved the direction and cinematography. And the score was pretty cool too.

The Dark Knight

Greatest movie of the year, hands down. Heath Ledger owned this movie with a disturbingly realistic and twisted performance as the Joker. The only thing I had to critique was Batman's silly deep voice, used even when he's talking to Lucius who knows it's Wayne. Other than that, a true dark masterpiece.

Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys)

It was good. I loved the direction and Brad Pitt's quirky lunatic. Margaret Stowe was really good too. However, Bruce Willis seemed a little average but on second thought he did the amazing story brilliant justice.


This movie was ridiculous, predictable, yet undeniably warm and hilarious. Just a couple of joes out to prove they're somebody. Das Boot!!

North by Northwest

My only complaint was the last 10 seconds. Other than that, it was superb. Just wonderful. But the ending wasn't bad- just so unexpected, haha. Then again, it was so Hitchcockian.

The Gold Rush

Everything about this film I thought was great. The music held my attention as well as Chaplin's timeless comedy.

The Big Lebowski

I loved the script, I loved the direction, and I loved John Goodman. Jeff Bridges, however, probably played his character too well in that I couldn't really sympathize with him. All in all though, its an enjoyable quirky film.

Get Smart
Get Smart(2008)

It had its hilarious scenes and corny predictable dialogue and scenarios. Over all it was pretty good despite being a little long occasionally. But, hey, Steve Carell makes anything a riot.

The Public Enemy

Cagney is the best!! "I wish you was a wishin well... GRAPEFRUIT"

Marathon Man
Marathon Man(1976)

I just really thought this was a great crime/ suspense film. Olivier was the best, hands down.

The Big Sleep

Hmm, I just loved the script and the witty dialogue from Bogart. His chemistry with Lauren Bacall is legendary, of course.

No Country for Old Men

OK so I won't say that I loved this movie. I'll say that I was captivated by it. Captivated by the beautiful direction, acting, and cinematography. The plot, however, and certain things I could've done without; or rather with MORE. But really good nonetheless.


It was a decent picture for what it was worth. I mean I watched it at 2 in the morning with a bunch of 17 year old guys so the horrific scenes were especially.... horrific. It was a good laugh because it was good in a ridiculous, cheesy, exaggerated way.


Brilliant film about a man's long, arduous, and eventual self-rewarding journey to find inner peace as he struggles with Roman imperialism and the decision between vengeance or forgiveness. Truly wonderful, not a dull scene in the whole picture.

Objective, Burma!

This was pretty good as far as war movies go. And Flynn was great in his part. Not as much action as I thought, instead having occasional scenes of intense battle; it was pretty good.

Born on the Fourth of July

Bravo! Brilliant! Pictures like this makes me wish Tom Cruise would do more high quality acting nowadays. Just a pure look at life for homecoming vets. very good.


A really great example from the silent era. A little long but, eh, that's not a good enought reason to stay away. FIRST BEST PICTURE! (However, I don't think Wings beats Sunrise)

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

No doubt, one of the best movies i've seen all year. PERFECT.

American Beauty

It was a good movie, but it just didn't do anything for me. A movie about a real crappy family and Kevin Spacey was my only favorite thing about it.


I can definately see why Hanks won the Best Actor Oscar. Brilliant performance, and it's a shame Washington didn't get enough recognition for his part. He is really good.

Teacher's Pet

A good lil' comedy. Very clever, subtle and enoyable.

The Misfits
The Misfits(1961)

Really deep and really good. Gable gave a grand swan song, as well Monroe.

Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans

MAN! I loved this movie. It did seem rather dated, but hey, you've gotta look past that. Anyways, a simple plot with hugely stylized sets and cinematography really drove this romance into my heart. A bonafide masterpiece.


This definatley opened my eyes to the revolting health care system in America. Boy, do I not wanna be here when it comes to that. But of course this is a very bias film and i'm sorry for the millions watching who wont get the OTHER side of the story.

Comrade X
Comrade X(1940)

This movie was SO silly! and great to boot. Gable, Lamarr, and Soviet Commies, what more could you ask for?

The Birds
The Birds(1963)

This movie was a great thriller ( a tad tongue-in-cheek) But thats Hitchcock for ya and he creates a classic film!

Full Metal Jacket

Damn.... this movie, more than any other, showed me the futility of war. Damn.... Probably the best Kubrick film I've seen so far.

2001: A Space Odyssey

KUBRICK!!! YOU ALWAYS LEAVE ME WANTING MORE MORE MORE! The movie was a magnificent achievement of the visual arts. But I would love to have a solid STORY.


This movie was weird! lol, but the cinematography was good. Should you see it? Yeah, if only to experience something really unique.

10,000 B.C.
10,000 B.C.(2008)

Yes, it was grossly exagerrated and historically incorrect. With weak acting, i might add. BUT i liked it nonetheless

The Simpsons Movie

I was very pleasantly surprised when I saw this movie. A ridiculous plot, corny jokes, pop culture references, and Homer being...well, Homer, made this a superb comedy.

Inherit the Wind

I dont know what it was, but this movie was really good. Spencer Tracy was wonderful and Kelly was very enjoyable. Fredric March's role was very convincing also. Because with a film like this everything is driven by the characters and they really pulled it off.


A dark and gritty drama. 'twas really well shot and Gene Hackman was probably the best performance. Morgan Freeman and Eastwood are iconic with their portrayals of course.

Eastern Promises

The movie was short and intense. Left much to be desired unfortunately. But besides that I do recommend it because Mortenson is superior in this film.

Michael Clayton

It was a tad slow but the acting was superb and in the end, it was intriguing enough for thrilling entertainment.

Phantom Of The Opera

A bonafide masterpiece. Not only of the horror genre, but of the Silent-era. Lon Chaney is a genious even after 80 years, this movie captivated me like none other.

Across the Universe

This was a really cool movie. I loved the abstract experimental feel and of course the Beatles tunes fit right in.

Mutiny on the Bounty

Idk, I thought it was just a little long winded. I thought Brando played his character too softly and Howard wasn't tryannical enough. Sorry, go watch the original.


This western rocked my socks. However, despite the end being totally awesome I was like "what does this have to do with the main stagecoach story?" Wayne's performance wasn't the best but is certainly memorable. and Thomas Mitchell was flawless as the alcoholic doctor.

Vantage Point

There were too many points of view in Vantage Point that some points didn't even have a point. At the end I was like "that was pointless." At one point the terrorist ringleader says "we need to tie up our loose ends." Too bad the director didn't take that advice.


I'm sure that if I watch it again then I'd give it a higher rating.

Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

I loved this western. Funny, poignant, and really good.

Some Like It Hot

I thought it was pure comic genious. and Marilyn Monroe is really saucy. I'm crackin up right now thinking about it!

An American in Paris

A s'wonderful musical! One of the best I've seen. HOWEVER, all the characters other than the main two are lacking in development, and the end (while awesome) left a lot of questions.

Little Big Man

Enjoyable, humorous, yet poignant.
Very interesting story as well.

The Rainmaker

God, the only thing that kept this from being a great movie was Burt Lancaster's lackluster performance. And I hate to say that becuase Lancaster is such a great actor. except this time...

The Taming of the Shrew

It WAS good. but not BRILLIANT.

The Motorcycle Diaries

I now understand the man (che guevara) behind the myth a whole better now.

The Broadway Melody

Just for kicks I decided to watch the first ever movie musical and BOY was I surprised. The acting looks so corny and the script wasn't steller, but you know what, I still throughouly enjoyed this movie. Go figure. Its just a great piece if you want to experience the 1920s.


just a pure classic. A very funny and very heartwarming tale of friendship. Now I wanna read the play!

All About Eve

Very good film. I especially liked all the theatre terms mentioned, that you wouldn't undertsand unless part of that world. idk, I liked it.

San Francisco

I would have given this film three stars but the final earthquake was just so remarkable. Especially considering when this movie was made. Very entertaining.

A Clockwork Orange

Man, Whatta a trip.... The direction and script were very well done. However, the story itself could've been a tad bit stonger.


wow. so much was so perfect.

Gentleman Jim

A great period film about boxing in the early days. ERROL FLYNN!!!! can't go wrong there. Pretty good.

The Young Lions

It was a great movie for showing how inhuman and what hell, war can be. Brando's story line/character was the best. However, for the most part I thought it could have gone more in depth. And it was already 3 hours!!


The best film I've seen so far this year. The script was priceless, despite the rather overdone plot scheme.

L.A. Confidential

It was pretty good actually. Russell Crowe and Kevin Spacey were the best parts. Story was very intriguing and, yeah, great time.

True Lies
True Lies(1994)

HAHA, this has to be one of the best most outrageous action movies ever!

Arsenic and Old Lace

Just like Superbad I was pleasantly surprised. My mom forced me to finally watch it and it was SO funny. Great film.


I was pleasantly surprised to find a heart-warming core at the center of this comedy. Not just another high school comedy about getting layed, it was truly about friendship and love.

Cinderella Man

Now this was a good movie. Yes, I resemble Russel Crowe, but I enjoyed a lot more of it than that.

Fred Claus
Fred Claus(2007)

A fun Christmas film. Definaltely a really good feel good movie. It was funny and yet fulifilled with its serious message. I laughed, I teared up, I enjoyed it.

American Gangster

It was definately a captivating picture. It just left me wanting to know more about the character (Washington/ Crowe). It was rather long but the writing, if not the acting, was enough to keep my attention.

Boom Town
Boom Town(1940)

Just a real feel good movie. Nothing too serious and again, Clark Gable and Spencer Tracy prove their greatness.

The Private Lives of Elizabeth and Essex

There wasn't enough of Errol Flynn....

Apocalypse Now

A masterful piece of cinematic art. A gripping drama and realities of the human condition in the Vietnam War.

The General
The General(1927)

lol. This movie really was "laugh out loud". Not only was it funny, but it could also be taken seriously as well. SO great. lol.

Steamboat Bill Jr.

Ah, man. This movie had one scene where a tornado hits the town and Buster is being whipped around everywhere. Amazing. Good laughs.

The Cameraman

Buster Keaton is simply the master of the silent-screen comedy. Sorry, Mr. Chaplin.

A Night at the Opera

The Marx Brothers are just TOO funny to express with words. (But, yet, I just did.)


For years I had been wanting to see this movie and once I did I was not disappointed. Though it may not be as shocking anymore, it still was ghastly and horrifying. A masterpiece of cinematic art.

The French Connection

Awsesome was this movie. A true crime drama/ thriller. Gene Hackman= awesome. Watch this movie!

All the President's Men

A great detective story about the real life reporters who brought the Watergate scandal to light. You can't go wrong with Hoffman and Redford, and the 140 minutes went by surprisingly fast. Well worth it.

Captain Blood

BEST PIRATE MOVIE EVER. Period. can't beat ERROL FLYNN. And btw, Pirates of the Caribbean took A LOT of influence/ ideas from this film. WATCH IT NOW.

Adventures of Don Juan

ERROL FLYNN, duh. Adventure, thrills, sword fights, and he is Don Juan; The ever popular seducer of women.

The Sea Hawk
The Sea Hawk(1940)

An awesome flick. Action. Love. Adventure. ERROL FLYNN.

Libeled Lady
Libeled Lady(1936)

A very enjoyable film. A screwball comedy for the ages. Man, William Powell is just great and you gotta love Myrna Loy and Spence Tracy. I had never seen Jean Harlow though, and she was really funny.

Sullivan's Travels

It was an enjoyable movie about the human spirit. Very smart, very funny, and very poignant. Just a little flat at some parts.

Déjà Vu
Déjà Vu(2006)

I liked this movie and I wanted to give it a higher rating but the end kind of blew it for me. The whole time I was captivated by the plot twists and turns. It went by fast and Denzel was worth watching. However, at the end, it just kinda unraveled, breaking the laws of time travel. You can't kill yourself in the past and exist in the present!


Another great western in my eyes. But then again, I don't think I enjoyed it as much as I did High Noon, for instance. I just love George Stevens' directing. He really brings the scenery to life. Go rent it.

The Shootist
The Shootist(1976)

John Wayne's last movie was a fitting end to Mr. America. Good picture.

Flight of the Phoenix

Here's the thing. This movie was definatly popcorn material. I like Dennis Quaid and he did his part well. However, a lot of things were just too unbeleivable and unrealistic for a totally beleivable and realictic situation. Go ahead and watch it. It won't kill ya but it won't fill you with life either.

Final Destination 3

WOW. I thought "scary" movies were supposed to be scary. At least suspensful. But NO. For some reason this movie made me laugh. Bad acting, bad story, Very Predictable, and only worth it if you're bored at 3 a.m. and you're flicking thru HBO.

Wuthering Heights

I can see why this movie is highly regarded as a classic. An eternal story about true love. (ah, shut up. I can be mushy) There is absolutely nothing wrong with this movie as far as I can tell.

Night at the Museum

Ok, this movie was certainly entertaining. I laughed at the witty humor and historical jokes. Smart humor right there. However, I felt as if Ben Stiller was acting the way he does in every movie. A bumbling fool who, at the end, comes out on top. But...(read more) overall, it was OK.

High Noon
High Noon(1952)

While I'm usually not bonkers over westerns, this one was really good. A classic showdown between the marshall and a revenge- seeking outlaw. Too bad the town's folk are supporting him.

Layer Cake
Layer Cake(2005)

Daniel Craig is a drug dealer who wants an early retirement but find that easier said than done. Once you're in, you're in. I found this British film pretty good actually. Craig was good and I really enjoyed the creative camera angles and shots that ...(read more)were used.

The Philadelphia Story

A great romantic comedy with fine chemistry between all the actors. Especially Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn

Cool Hand Luke

A convict in the Deep South rebels against his chain gang wardens and becomes a hero to the other prisoners. Superb acting from Paul Newman and an extremely enjoyable movie.

A Bronx Tale
A Bronx Tale(1993)

A boy in the Bronx bonds with the neighborhood mab boss but his bus-driving father (de Niro) dissaproves. I really liked this honest down-to-earth film.

The Dawn Patrol

I always love a good World War One drama. Especially this one with Errol Flynn. It was a little slow for me sometimes but overall it was pretty good. The dogfight scenes were wonderful.

12 Angry Men (Twelve Angry Men)

It just amazes me that a movie that takes place entirely within one room can be so captivating. It is a wonderful film about one juror standing up against 11 others becuase he knows its the right thing to do.

Easter Parade

Fred Astaire is a Broadway dancer trying to forget about his ex-partner while he finds new fame with his new one, Judy Garland. A great song and dance film.

The Untouchables

An FBI agent rounds up a crew of cops (including Sean Connery) to bring down Al Capone (Robert de Niro). I loved the 1920s setting and Connery and de Niro were the best parts. Overall, it was rather weak but still enjoyable.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I thought it was good. The character of Mrs. Umbridge was really annoying but she was supposed to be and the actress pulled it off. A little short in length but it was certainly entertaining.

Bringing Up Baby

This film was crazy! A straight-laced palentologist meets an eccentric heiress and together they look for his missing dinosuar bone. Oh yeah, she has a pet leopard too. Totally zany and a real good time. I love Katharine Hepburn!

Anchors Aweigh

Two sailors (Frank Sinatra/Gene Kelly)are on leave in Hollywood where they woo girls to "come back home to". With Sinatra's singing and Kelly's dancing you really can't go wrong as far as musicals are concerned.

Forbidden Planet

A crew of astronauts are sent to a far off planet where they discover a doctor and his monsterous/murdering sub-conscience. One of the best sci-fi flicks I've ever seen. The special effects were really amazing.

Mutiny on the Bounty

Clark Gable as the kind-hearted mutineer, Fletcher Christian, as he rebels against the tyrannical Captian Bligh. Defiantley worth it if you like high seas adventures.

Little Caesar

After The Godfather, Goodfellas, and The Departed this is perhaps the best gangster picture ever made. Its the one that started the whole genre and naturally I was interested. Pretty good flick.


It delivered on pure adrenaline entertainment but lacked character development. But yeah, it was still AWESOME. I just didn't like the advertising!


It was a solid film. Not a masterpiece but still very much worth the nearly 3 hours. But trust me, it goes by fast.