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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Deadpool
Deadpool(2016)
½

An unexpected and inspiring new superhero has landed and he is not one to take home mother . . . seriously don't show this movie to your parents. A perfect role for Ryan Reynolds who is able to use his sharp wit and over the top humor to create an outrageous character that explodes on screen. Sexual and violent at times, Deadpool explores a much darker side of the superhero genre while still adding a human element to the character that the audience can accept.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

Walking into BvS with minimal expectations and not sure exactly what I was going to get I would have to say that it was average. A long movie overall with massive buildup and little reward, BvS hopefully launches the franchise forward to bigger and better films. The characters are all there, the stage is now set, and with some luck we will get to see a Justice League which everyone can enjoy!

Home
Home(2015)
½

The story is cute but not great. Animation was well done and soundtrack was good. Just wish the story was better.

America: Imagine the World Without Her

So to be clear just because slavery wasn't invented by America it was OK? Sorry Native Americans the small pox thing was a natural disease that you just were not prepared for and Christopher Columbus was Spanish not American just saying. Oh and Mexicans, bet you would have liked it if we had just kept your whole country after our war . . . right? Um . . . do not see this movie under any circumstance!

X-Men: Days of Future Past
½

Just when I thought it couldn't get any worse you go and do something like this . . . and totally redeem yourselves. I couldn't be more happy that X-Men series has been reborn and once again has a bright future. Remember X-Men 3, well forget it, never happened thanks to this latest adaptation. Rarely dose the concept of time travel work in movies but not only dose it create a fantastic story in this case but it also fixes a terrible story line from prior installments and puts us back on track. Great story, good action, and an optimistic future for one of the best super hero franchises on the market today.

Neighbors
Neighbors(2014)

A hilarious rivalry between family and fraternity in an all out war between neighbors. Seth Rogen and Zac Efron are great on screen as they take turns trying to one up each other in this next door war of attrition story. A must see for anyone who wants a good laugh.

Elysium
Elysium(2013)

A unique story of how social warfare rips the people of the world apart. As the rich leave earth for a paradise in the sky, Matt Damon must fight to survive the scorched earth left behind for the poor and unwanted. Interesting sci-fi scenes create some cool moments but overall the movie falls flat as the main character struggles to survive and unknowingly ends up saving everyone.

The Wolverine
½

I really try to let these origin stories speak for themselves, but really this series needs to stop. As much as anyone wants to know again the history of The Wolverine character, we don't need multiple movies to explain it. Hugh Jackman is good in this role but the story falls flat as yet again we dive into the life of the Wolverine but now in a new setting and with a new foe.

Despicable Me 2
½

A remarkable sequel to the original smash hit, this animated comedy has something for everyone and delivers on all levels. The loveable minions are back to assist our main character on another crazy capper although this time they are working for the side of . . . good? Great animation, a #1 hit song, and a lovable story lets this comedy explode on screen.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

A great dramatic role for Ben Stiller to stretch his acting and directing abilities. Lovely on site locations to film and a great escape from reality story allow the audience to dive into the mind of the main character. A smart, and witty comedy for anyone who feels they need a pick me up.

Riddick
Riddick(2013)
½

A triumphant return to a story I feared was long dead - Vin Diesel reenergizes his tale of Riddick and his ongoing journey through the cosmos. Director David Twohy helps wrap up the previous terrible story line and gets the main character back on track of what he dose best. Good action and another terrifying perspective of what the unknown galaxy has to offer humanity.

Last Vegas
Last Vegas(2013)

An all star cast of Hollywood's older but still leading men take us on a wild ride in you guessed it VEGAS! Great comical presence from decades of experience help our main characters create a lovable and memorable story with a setting like no other.

The Book Thief

A fantastic cast bring war torn WWII Germany into a new light as they struggle with following what their country says and what their hearts know is right. Sophie Nelisse is good on screen and brings the audience to tears with her pain and loss throughout the story. Although a difficult subject for many, the story shows a positive light of the German people who are at odds with the Nazi party and the risks they took to survive the war.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire
½

Another sequel that can't live up to the original - but I still loved it anyway. I continue to find myself intrigued as to the ongoing problems of Katniss Everdeen and what the end game of her story will be. Incredible scenery and special effects create a beautiful futuristic dystopian society for this story to unravel in. My only problem . . . 75 years Hunger Games and now finally people are made?

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug

The second part of The Hobbit remains steady as we follow a rag tag group of dwarves to reclaim their homeland. While slow moving at times, the overall story is beautiful on screen with fast action, good dialogue, and fantastic scenery. I do think that this series could have been cut to one or two movies, but in fairness I can't wait for the finally.

Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
½

A triumphant return of Ron Burgundy and the news team as they comically portray what news has become today. Ron and the boys capitalize on the growing trend of reporting entertainment and less about actual news in this hilarious comedy. Fantastic cameo appearances from many of Hollywood actors, great one liners, and just plain funny slapstick make this movie a must see.

Brick Mansions

While I was hoping that one of Paul Walker's final films would be good, a more respectful tribute would have been not to release this movie . . . ever. While the acrobatics are good, the action is ridiculous and I haven't seen shooting firearms this bad since Star Wars. Lots of extreme plot problems throughout the movie and at some point a story switch from serious drama to comedy make this film unwatchable.

Out of the Furnace

A violent drama set in the backwoods of small town USA. Christian Bale is torn between his past and what he wants his future to be while trying to save his younger brother Casey Affleck from the grips of gambling and drugs. Woody Harrelson plays a sadistic and scary backwoods drug lord with a god complex. A scary and realistic look of violence and drugs in society.

Dallas Buyers Club
½

A daunting look at how society viewed the aids virus in the mid 1980's. Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto are outstanding on screen showing how humanity is able to pull together in the face of a common adversity. A gripping human drama of survival, friendship, and strife.

That Awkward Moment
½

This romantic comedy falls flat on its face with a plot that no one could believe. A group of bachelors decide to form a pact to stay single and go to extreme lengths to do so even while being in relationships on the side. This ultimately backfires and makes all three of them look like complete jack asses. The pace of the movie is erratic, the comedy is mediocre, and the plot is all over the place.

Ride Along
Ride Along(2014)

A modest comedy about a pair of dis-functional police officers brought together to solve a case. Kevin Hart plays the comical rookie role opposite Ice Cube the hard headed veteran determined to squash his dreams of becoming a cop. Hart delivers a good performance but the comedy isn't enough to keep the plot going which is conveniently solves through very little effort or police work.

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim(2013)
½

What more do you want beside giant robots kicking ass. So maybe the story is a little out there and sharing thoughts to pilot a 24 story tall robot is silly and why these robots dont have any guns and decide to punch giant squid creatures to death. Its still good fun and thats all you really want with a movie. Not a bad use of 3D as well.

2 Guns
2 Guns(2013)
½

Good action, good comic relief, and lots of guns make 2 Guns one to watch. The story is a little ruff around the edges but you can look past it when the bullets start flying.

Fast & Furious 6

Looking past all common laws of physics, gravity, kinetic energy, acceleration, and everything else science has to offer is a story full of plot holes, convenient twists, and unforeseeable character hindsight which leaves audiences asking the question, what that crap happened to this series but holy sh@t this action is insane. In fairness I guess if I wanted to watch cars going fast without story I could have tuned into NASCAR but I already watched 5 other movies and I really wanted to see if Paul Walker could act in this installment. I guess I have to place Fast 6 as the best of the bottom in the series but if for instance the story could get back to things like cars and racing I would greatly appreciate it.

This Is the End

Ridiculously funny, unexpected, and crazy interaction from the Seth Rogen crew which will have you screaming I want . . . wait was that a giant Satan penis? Awesome cameo appearances throughout the movie show quite a different side to some of Hollywood's A list. The soundtrack to this film was epic and well placed throughout the movie. If you want some good old fashion disgusting humor about drugs, sex, and rock and roll well this is the film for you.

The Purge
The Purge(2013)

I was extremely upset that Hollywood took another original idea and destroyed it in front of our faces. The acting was terrible, the horror and suspense was non existent, and the plot is just stupid once the movie gets into it. There are terrible plot holes including what is suppose to be an impenetrable fortress of a house taken down by a guy with a pick up truck and chain plus a group of crazed people out for blood who would rather give piggy back rides and skip around then actually kill anyone.

The Great Gatsby
½

Great scenery and effects make what I remember as a rather dull book eye popping on screen. Loved the crazy party atmosphere at Gatsby's house and the fast paced car rides through town. Good performance from DiCaprio and Mulligan as their forbidden romance unravels in front of our faces, and a cleaver and clear narration from Maguire throughout. Only things that took me out of the story was the soundtrack which is extremely distracting and out of place in a 1920's setting.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Fantastic visual spectacle and the best 3D I have seen in a while. Its all the best that a modern updated version of Star Trek can offer, except for the morals of the original vision of Gene Roddenberry. No mention of if humans should be playing god or how to deal responsibly with gene enhancement / splicing - just the Enterprise and crew guns blazing against a rebooted bad guy. Fantastic portrayal of Star Trek's most feared villain Khan by Benedict Cumberbatch and an mediocre performance from the rest of the cast.

Dark Skies
Dark Skies(2013)
½

Very scary story that brings the audience in and never lets them go. Aliens taking people for no reason . . . sleep with one eye open . . .

Oz the Great and Powerful
½

Not a bad piece to the world of Oz but not the best either. Franco is very good as the Wizard of Oz buy Kunise is terrible as the Wicked Witch. The rest of the cast is good and Disney is the masters of special effects but the story is so so and never gets the audiance involved.

Olympus Has Fallen
½

Best movie I have seen in the first 3 months of 2013. Awsome action scenes, great gun battles, and a good plotline. Best death via statue head ever!

G.I. Joe: Retaliation
½

I can't believe that the first movie was better. I'm sorry but when basic physics and logic are thrown out the window regardless of its a movie you insult the audience. Extremely upset that story telling was not as important as explosions and shinny things.

Pain & Gain
Pain & Gain(2013)
½

This was a true story holy s#@t!!! Well the ROCK was amazing and the story was insane but thats about it. Ok comedy and sub par plot really didnt help, overall the story just gets out of control and cant recover.

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3(2013)

Good humor and special effects but this movie dosent stack up to the first 2 in the trilogy. There is also a terrible twist mid way through which just kills the story dead. I think Iron Man is flying off into the sunset but it was a hell of a ride!

Zero Dark Thirty
½

A good opening and closing scene bookend a 3 hour detective story which took forever. Needed much more action and less political drama which is probably portrayed as it happened in real life but on screen this drama slowed to a snails pace.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)

Incredible visuals and fantastic special effects mask what is otherwise a slow and unbelivable story. While spiritually inspiring, I never belived that the events in this story could possible have happened. A good plot twist at the end and beautiful soundtrack helped but almost put me to sleep as well.

Les Misérables
½

A fantastic adaptation of one of the best musicals of all time! The power and magic of the stage comes to life on the screen with all the heartfelt music and intense drama this story presents. Incredible cast of actors who all did a great job with the musical score, I never would have guest the power presented in these songs would convey as well as they did in a movie. I laughed, I cried, and then I felt happy I was able to laugh and cry at this masterpiece.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Not as good as the originals Lord of the Ring Trilogy however, The Hobbit can stand by itself . . . as the first 1/3 or a short story. I understand Hollywood wants to make money but to make this story into a trilogy is silly, on top of which it is further deluded with 3D and high frame rate technology which looks gimmicky. Thank goodness for strong acting performances from Ian McKellen who reprises his role as Gandalf and Martin Freeman who gives a strong showing introducing Bilbo Baggins to the world. Great action and battle sequences save the day for this first installment but I audiences will need more of the same in what lies ahead in this series.

Les Miserables
½

Excellent casting in this non-musical version of Victor Hugo's masterpiece. Geoffrey Rush plays an intense Inspector Javert and Liam Neeson and his massive frame make for a believable ex con who has turned his life around. However, without the music this movie falls flat and much of the emotional drama with it as well.

Skyfall
Skyfall(2012)

Daniel Craig rebounds after a near knockout blow to deliver a great addition to the legacy of 007. Javier Bardem makes a curious and odd nemesis for James Bond to thwart and Naomie Harris is a beautiful addition to what have been a string of actresses to play "Bond Girls." Good action scenes, funny one liners, and a good plot help make this Bond one to remember.

Anna Karenina

This use of a more traditional story telling in a theatrical context helps bring the audience into the story. Beautiful costuming and scenic locations also worked well with creating a lovely atmosphere for the story to be told. I really liked the stage transitions that are used in this movie as scenery melts away in the background as the main characters continue to tell the story. But then there is the actual story which is being told about forbidden love and the peril of it in Russian aristocratic society of the mid 1800's. It is very long and boring and if not for the colorful technical aspects of this movie I would have fallen asleep. Even the good performances of Keira Knightley and Jude Law could not save this slow moving train that eventually ran over the audience.

Lincoln
Lincoln(2012)

Fantastic performances from Daniel Day-Lewis who plays a very convincing Lincoln. Great historical information tied into a very interesting story about how the 13th amendment almost never came to be. I also enjoyed the performance of James Spader who provided just enough comic relief to the movie as he tries get votes via a bit of old fashion politics before it was cool. Love the stories that Lincoln tells throughout the movie creating an awe inspiring 16th President who is portrayed as a very intelligent and honest man.

Seven Psychopaths
½

Crazy is an understatement for this film which layers the titled psycho stories of several individuals into one large cluster f@ck of a movie. Hours after seeing this film I still couldn't figure out if I liked it or not. But thats just it, you have to see it to get it, and even then you still scratch your head asking yourself what the hell did I just see. Funny, crazy, explicit violence all tied into one insane storyline which in itself is all over the place until the end.

Pitch Perfect

This movie comes as advertised and delivers fun, upbeat music in a easy to follow story. This drama loses steam a little in the romance department which seems forced and out of place, however the battle to be musics best vocal group is funny and lively. Wish there was more of a climb to success in the story but overall it all works out in the end.

The Man With the Iron Fists
½

Like a little comedy with you Kung Fu then this is the movie for you. While martial arts are in the film, much of the over the top action is not great but enough to look good on screen. Ok performances by actors, sub par story, just enough to keep you in your seat but not on the edge.

Taken 2
Taken 2(2012)
½

A terrible sequel to what was a great original film and a huge failure to audiences who anticipated more of the same. The action is slow and uneven, character motivation is not reasonable, and the story is simply bad. Perhaps the worst final confrintation I have ever seen coupled with the largest mismatch of 6' 4" Liam Neeson vs some 5' 2" Albanian man just prior to.

Argo
Argo(2012)

A very real and gritty drama unfolds in this suspense thriller film based on a now declassified CIA mission. Ben Affleck dose a terrific job again directing and staring in this film echoing his prior success with The Town.

Wreck-it Ralph
½

Great flashback to the arcade days of my childhood and perhaps the best video game based movie to date. If there is one thing Disney dose right it is animation and 3D which are great in this movie along with an upbeat and fun soundtrack. Cute story, fun characters, and a fun family friendly movie.

Hotel Transylvania
½

A family movie for everyone . . . unless you dont have a family then you can take a pass on this one. While Adam Sandler and crew make a somewhat more adult friendly kids movie, the jokes are just ok and only the animation makes the film interesting to watch. The story was so so and the 3D was average.

The Expendables 2

Another movie that did not age well as a sequel. Lame dialogue and bad action scenes take away from the magic of the first movie. While Chuck Norris dose have the best joke about himself, the rest of the movie was a shell of what it should have been.

Resident Evil: Retribution
½

I don't know who I am more mad at, myself for thinking this was going to be a good movie or the director who once again continues to destroy a story that has already been written. Adding characters from the game series out of no where to this movie was stupid. I would be glad for a reboot of this tragic series.

The Raid: Redemption
½

This is the best bloody brawl movie of all time. Want over the top action, elaborate deaths, and crazy martial arts then this is the movie for you!

South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut

Fantastic soundtrack, great comedy, and the highest ratio of swear words by terribly animated children in a movie to date unite for an epic film.

Step Up Revolution
½

Maybe it is just the artist in me but the dancing and choreography in this movie were amazing. Unfortunatly that is all this movie has. The story has so many plot holes, terrible acting, and a convinent ending which make you wish the movie just moved to the dance number.

The Campaign
The Campaign(2012)

Great political satire with perfect timing in an election year. Topical humor fits well with the deeply divided politics of the country and this movie takes full advantage. Good pairing of Will and Zack who work well on screen together.

The Dark Knight Rises
½

Not bad but not great. Good story twist but average action. For an epic conclusion, kinda average. Wish there was more but not sad to see it go.

Brave
Brave(2012)

Fantastic animation, cute story, and beautiful soundtrack make this movie a must see. I loved the detail used in creating many of the characters and creatures in this film and how they sweep you into the settimg and story of the film.

Ted
Ted(2012)

Its a good romantic comedy with average Family Guy humor. Jokes in this movie expanded on what the audience expected but the story and relationship drama kept me interested.

The Dictator
The Dictator(2012)

Inapropriate comedy at its best. Didnt think you could joke about 9/11 well you are wrong apparently.

The Cabin in the Woods
½

Nice special effects and good fresh concept for a horror movie make this a must see. Will never look at a unicorn the same again!

Battleship
Battleship(2012)
½

Walked in with low expectations and it helped . . . a lot. Good action scenes made this movie look great on screen but the acting was terrible and killed this movie. WW2 vets slow man walk on Battleship was epic.

Men in Black III
½

After a 10 year wait this movie needed to be better. Timetravel concept overdone, comedy below average, just a little better than the previous prequel.

Prometheus
Prometheus(2012)
½

Movie was ok by itself but having knowledge of the Alien series helps. Story gets way off with the creation of the alien. Acting sub par and why was Guy Pierce the old man that could have been anyone.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
½

Ok concept and good intigration of history make for a tolerable movie. Back story needed to be explained better and missed information between the book and movie hurt the story.

The Amazing Spider-Man

A revival that actually works! Good action, decent special effects and ok acting make for an aceptable movie.

Safe
Safe(2012)

Good action and solid acting help this film move through a rather bland story. I wish the main character was more likeable even though the story tries to lead that way, but the close quarters combat and fast action fill in for all the other story shortcomings.

The Pirates! Band of Misfits

Interesting animation style is about all this movie has to offer. Outside of a couple chuckles from lame one liners that where already made available in the trailer, this movie fails at delivering even mild entertainment.

Marvel's The Avengers
½

Fantastic special effects, good one liners, great comic relief, and fast action live up to the hype this epic superhero adventure had in store for audiences.

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)

Ever wanted Jedi powers, thought you could control them and then went mad with power . . . well this is the story for you.

Lockout
Lockout(2012)
½

Not bad, actually went to it with low expectations and was really glad I went. Guy Pierce did a good job playing an ass and has an awsome scene with back to back one liners.

Wrath of the Titans

As bad as the first, 3D still horrible, all that star power and no one seemed to give a damn.

The Hunger Games

Awsome story, good acting ,powerful message about the youth of the worlds outlool of the future.

Limitless
Limitless(2011)
½

Crazy concept with a very interesting plot, Limitless explores the possibility of that one magic pill that lets us do anything. Great performance by Bradley Cooper who plays a failing author thrown into a proposition to good to pass up. The idea of the ability to almost do anything is played out well on screen along with the possible drawbacks and side effects.

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

So a two hour movie called Pirates of the Caribbean where the characters spend a total of 20 minutes on ships is just bad writing. In fairness, if you like Johnny Depp playing Jack Sparrow than this movie is ok, but if you wanted a new adventure and story this movie falls way short. Penelope Cruz is ok in her role but nothing special and Ian McShane plays an mediocre Black Beard but overall this movie never gets going and is more just a series of events which eventually amount to a semi cohesive story.

Kung Fu Panda 2

A sad sequel to a fantastic start to an animated franchise. While the magic of the first movie was lost in the story line of the second, this movie did have good animation and colorful shots. Why pay so many actors to voice characters if they don't say anything?

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Transformers gets back on track after the previous installment derailed the series. Lots of action and fantastic special effects look beautiful on screen and mask the otherwise horrible acting by the leading actor. If they could only find some actors for these movies they might have a winning combination. Glad to see Alan Tudyk back on screen, fantastic job as "The Dutch" you owned that role and shined as the only actor in this movie with any talent.

Friends With Benefits
½

Timberlake and Kunis are on fire on screen in this romantic comedy with a sexy twist. Their sex crazy life is entertaining and pops on screen with lots of cute one liners and situation comedy. The central plot that revolves around their relationship is great however later the movie tries to incorporate their families which doesn't work well but other than than the story is very entertaining.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.
½

This comical drama has a lot going on in it but still remains interesting and funny throughout. Steve Carell plays a great luff character looking to get back into the dating world after a divorce. Ryan Gosling steals the show with his lady killer role out to help Carell get out of his funk and back on the dating train. Comical timing coupled with a great twist help make this a must see.

Captain America: The First Avenger

A great portrayal of a classic superhero! Chris Evans plays a fantastic role as the all american boy from NY with the heart of gold, selected to the military as part of an experimental project and becomes Americas #1 ass kicking machine. Hugo Weavings also dose a fantastic job of playing Red Skull bent on world domination. This movie tells a great story with lots of comic relief and plenty of action. You want patriotism, we got it, you want justice, we got it, you want action, you know we got it!

Cowboys & Aliens
½

Good cast of characters help keep the movie interesting but slow moving story line and a bad plot make this sci-fi fall flat on its face. It's to bad with all the talent and action this movie had to offer, the overall idea for this movie wasn't well constructed. An advance alien race here on earth for gold just because its rare and our only mechanism to fight is six shooters and bows and arrows seems a little bit of a stretch.

The King's Speech

Incredible performances from Colin Firth and Geoffrey Rush help shape an incredible story of overcoming adversity in the eyes of a nation. While the story is slow moving with heavy dialogged scenes, the audience still has much to take in as both characters work brilliantly together forging a unique relationship. It is easy to empathize with someone who has to struggle with a problem but much more when it is in the public eye.

Rango
Rango(2011)
½

Unique animation and storytelling create an unlikely hero of a pet lizard stranded in the desert. While the story keeps you invested in whats going on, the plot is slow moving and with little comic relief the movie at times slows to a snails pace. Many jokes in the movie are also a little more intellectual in nature making this a movie much more for grownups than their children.

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch(2011)
½

While Sucker Punch delivers in the thrills and action department the apparent lack of storytelling ultimately bring about the fatal knock out blow for this movie. Incredible over the top action choreographed magnificently on screen keeps your head spinning with what could happen next. Unfortunately, the story and bland characters will have you wishing for the next explosion of something to happen soon.

The Adjustment Bureau

A very unique story made me question if an unseen force was guiding my destiny. Good performances by Matt Damon keeps the audience cheering for his character to overcome all odds and be with the woman he loves. Anthony Mackie also puts in a great performance as the guiding light for Damon's character as he learns the truth about his destiny.

Just Go with It
½

Walking into this movie I was skeptical about another Adam Sandler movie, however I found myself pleasantly surprised. A good cast of characters and a crazy situation made this comedy a must see. I found myself laughing a lot more than I thought at the over the top situation Adam Sandler character puts himself in for what he believes is love. Great to see old SNL characters along with some new blood like Nick Swardson mixing it up on screen.

I Am Number Four

What was billed as an alien secretly hiding on earth with super powers movie ended up in actuality to be a high school love romance . . . and a bad one at that. An unbelievable story line and horrible characters created a travesty of a movie that no one needs to see. Alex Pettyfer and Dianna Agron try their best to create a love story that could never be but the remaining cast fall flat on their face when trying to create this ridicules story.

Battle: Los Angeles

Guns, fast action, loud noise . . . it was like Independence Day on speed! Good logical storyline for why aliens where attacking earth as well as a connection to the cast of characters keeps the audience on the edge of its seat.

Sanctum
Sanctum(2011)
½

While great scenery and nice shots of humanities last unexplored places in the world are eye catching, they don't tell much of a story. This long epic tale of survival falls flat on the screen as the characters slowly panic their way to an early death. Honestly, it's not a heroic tale of survival if you put yourself into a bad situation and end up dead.

Appurushîdo (Appleseed)

Very interesting and cool anime style cinematography creates an eye popping world to explore. The action of the movie moves well on screen and the blend of high tech machinery and humanity make for an interesting duality for the characters of the universe. However, lengthy dialog and an unclear setting create a difficult to understand sense of the world as a whole. Characters motivations change rapidly and unpredictably creating the need for some better back story to help explain everything.

Over the Top
Over the Top(1987)

Slow start, slow pace, not much to cheer for make this movie difficult to watch. Stallone is lackluster in his performance of an out of touch father who tries to win back the love of his son after his wifes untimely death. With a small amount of effort, supposed years of neglect are overcome when Stallone's son roots for him to win it all in the national arm wrestling competition in Las Vegas. I am guessing that not to many movies involve the sport of arm wrestling for good reason.

Roger & Me
Roger & Me(1989)

An interesting perspective of how one man was able to disassemble an entire community by removing its primary job creator and founder company. While I assume that Roger Smith never truly intended to destroy the prosperity and good jobs of Flint Michigan by moving General Motors plants south of the boarder, the outcome was staggering. You hear about the loss of jobs and companies on the news every day but this movie really captures the fallout and aftermath of a community devastated by the loss.

The Green Hornet

I wasn't sure if you could mix a Superhero / Comedy movie but I was pleasantly surprised at the outcome. Seth Rogen dose a great job with his role as Britt Reid, a super rich underachiever thrown into his fathers media business after his unusual death. The plot while simple allows Rogen to play up his childhood fantasy of becoming a superhero with a lot of help from his #1 sidekick Kato. Jay Chou electrifies the screen with some great martial arts and plays well along side the comedy of Rogen.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra
½

Enough action for 3 movies, if only it had a story to go with it. Great special effects, cool stunts, and good CGI make this movie pop on screen. However, if you are looking for anything that remotely involves a story line you are in for a long 2 hour disappointment. Poor character development and use of flashback make for an unlikable cast of characters who are suppose to represent the best and brightest in military forces from around the world. Perhaps I should have consumed 3 Mountain Dews so I could have got in sync with all the adrenaline this movie had to offer, instead I think I missed the point for all the fast action.

Defiance
Defiance(2009)
½

Good performances by Daniel Craig and Liev Schrieber as a pair of brothers protecting a growing number of Jewish refugees running from Nazi controlled Poland. While still keeping the fear and horror of the Nazi death camps in mind, the movie is able to keep the strength of the human condition alive with the groups ability to adapt and survive.

The Hurt Locker

I cried at the horror of war, I felt sick to my stomach at the suffering endured, and I hugged my family if for no reason other than I could. Incredible is the least I can say of this movie as I went through a wave of emotion from start to finish. Jeremy Renner put forth an unbelievable performance as a bomb specialist teetering on the brink of insanity in what his character would probably describe as just another day in the office. If nothing else I hope anyone who sees this movie can appreciate the unbelievable trials and sacrifices our armed forces endure in the line of duty.

Aeon Flux
Aeon Flux(2005)
½

Same old sci-fi story, virus wipes out mankind, mankind resorts to cloning, clones can't reproduce blah blah blah. This was a bad movie for Charlize Theron and for the cast in general who never got me to care about what was going on or the problems they had to overcome. All the sexy outfits and fast action in the world couldn't have saved this train wreck.

Queen of the Damned

Fantastic soundtrack and integration of it in the movie, but thats about it. An interesting and sexy twist on your typical vampire story. However thats about it. The story moves to slow and really has nothing to sink your teeth into . . . sorry for the pun.

Surrogates
Surrogates(2009)

An interesting concept, Surrogates takes a look at how far humanity is willing to put aside its humanity for perfection. While living in a world already starting to head in this direction with MMORPG's and other online social media - the concept of people living their lives through robots doesn't seem all that far fetched. However, this concept didn't work well on screen nor did it translate well into what seemed to be a very insecure world in which the robots had almost unlimited powers allowing humanity to pretty much do anything. Instead of driving home a point about a lose of humanity this story made me want a super robot of my own.

Countdown to Zero

Although you can't spend every waking moment scarred about the end of the world . . . this film reminds us just how close we really are. In a perfect world the ability to move beyond nuclear arsenals hopefully will get here soon and it is truly the people of this world that will have to demand it to be so.

Red Cliff (Chi Bi)
½

Finally a movie about some of the most colorful characters in The Three Kingdoms period erupt onto the screen. Good cast of characters bring you into the epic setting and complex story about the waring factions of Ancient China. Incredible scenery create a beautiful backdrop for a story to be told and a battle to be fought.

Food, Inc.
Food, Inc.(2009)

McDonald's . . . you son of a bitch! I always knew your food was bad for my health but I didn't know you single handedly brought about the destruction of all healthy food production in the US. Some scary and shocking stuff in this documentary will make you think twice before you take the next bite out of well . . . anything.

Capitalism: A Love Story

What a tangled web we weave when first we first do deceive. Dear Government, you have got to be kidding with some of this crap. You know its not a good thing when Harvard grads in charge of derivatives can't even explain what they are. And while I don't believe that Capitalism is truly dead in the US, it certainly is not what it use to be where everyone has a fair and equal opportunity to succeed under it.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow
½

The movie is very artistic in its own way and if you are a fan of the 40's this should be right up your ally. The classic look of original sci-fi meets action film is beautifully captured on film during this movie however, the story and editing fall short . . . very short. I also felt extremely distant from any real danger that the characters had to face in this film or a sense of urgency to figure out what was going on with their world. It might have been difficult to act in front of a green screen with the idea that a 50 foot robot was bearing down on you but come on make me believe that it might be a little bit scary.

Warlords (Tau ming chong)
½

I had my doubts about this foreign film but was pleasantly surprised with the story and the plight of its main characters. A tale of honor in the midst of war a band of rebel warriors rise up to become a valued asset to the high court of the land. Though sworn to a blood oath the brothers of this story are divided by the love of a woman and their own aspirations for power.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)
½

A pretty good squeal 20 years in the making if I do say so myself. Fantastic visual effects and heart pounding 7.1 dolby digital surround sound also pushed this movie into a must see on the big screen event. The story is a little tech savy however not so much that you can't follow what is going on i.e. The Matrix. Good action, and an upbeat soundtrack made me forgive that the movie could have been 20 min shorter.

How Do You Know
½

While the plot of this movie was extremely slow, I found something endearing about the plot of this movie. That no matter how bad life is there is always that one person who can make it all go away, even if it's only for a moment. And while I am still not sure I believed that notion existed between Witherspoon and Rudd, having it play out in this movie worked for me. The rest of the movie unfortunately falls flat - bad acting mainly from Owen Wilson who plays a super star pitcher who's character is all over the place. The back story revolving around Rudd's and Witherspoon's troubles are also hard to grasp since they don't relate easily to the common person.

The Fighter
The Fighter(2010)

Incredibly talented cast bring this real life drama uniquely to the screen. I was amazed at the performance of Christian Bale who struggles with helping his younger brother played by Mark Wahlberg while dealing with a drug addiction. Amy Adams is like a rock in this movie for Wahlberg's character and the stability he needs to break out as a fighter. Hands down one of the best movies of 2010.

Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within
½

Very smooth and beautiful animation help this movie on screen appeal, however the story shoots it dead in its tracks. In fairness it was nice to hear the voices of some of Hollywood's elite in this movie but I question if they actually read the entire script before they offered up their talented voices. Science Fiction or not, every good story needs some connection to reality and this one missed the mark.

Faster
Faster(2010)

The return of the Rock to action movies was all well and good but the story in which to do it was a big dud. Although the Rock has a very good role, the supporting cast brings this movie to its knees with horrible acting and action. I can't remember the last time the bad guys in a story where so lame and complicated at the same time. Rock glad you are back in action but lets just pretend this movie was just knocking the rust off.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

A little bit darker and a whole lot longer than it needed to be, Deathly Hallows should have been cut down to be just one movie. This early tease as to what the second half of the story will be was a large waste of time while not advancing the overall story enough to hold my interest. Come on Hollywood you should be better than this.

Tangled
Tangled(2010)
½

Disney can do two things very well, animation and storytelling and Tangled excels in both. A fantastic adaptation of a story we all knew as a child springs to life on screen in only a way that Disney knows how. You will cry, cheer, and sing all while being enchanted to this beautiful story.

The Tourist
The Tourist(2010)
½

Jolie and Depp work well on screen together but thats about it. The story moves at a snails pace with very little action or suspense to keep the audience interested. And while the overall premise of the story is kept secret till the end you see it coming a mile away making the entire story one big downer.

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

The ship has been righted in the Narnia series and takes another turn for adventure. This return voyage to Narnia puts our heroes in a new setting surrounded by old friends and new areas of Narnia to explore. Although not action packed, Voyage of the Dawn Treader has great visual effects, a good theme, and colorful characters that make the movie move smoothly.

Can't Hardly Wait
½

Teen movie with some heart. Not a great movie by all means but not the worst either. Seth Green has a somewhat over the top likable character, Jennifer Love Hewitt is OK as the dream girl, and Ethan Embry plays the I'm finally gonna talk to the girl I should have 4 years ago guy sub-par. If you got a couple hours to kill on a weekday and want to take a trip back to the 90's - this movie is for you.

Red
Red(2010)
½

Good cast keep this story moving well and the viewer interested in the action. Bruce Willis plays a fantastic x-CIA operative trying to uncover a mystery starting out with why is pension checks keep getting lost and ending with a hit on his life. John Malkovich provides great on screen comedy, Morgan Freeman brings his cleaver wit, Helen Mirren her charm, while still leaving the ass kicking we all want to see for Willis.

Megamind
Megamind(2010)

Not the best animated 3D movie out there. Great soundtrack builds to no action and limited story line is slow and dull. Not one for the kids or the adults.

The Next Three Days

Compelling story line on which the leading man is put into unknown territory in a high stacks venture to save his wife and reunite his family. Good story structure shows the planning, setbacks, and implementation of a jailbreak plan that seems believable enough that an ordinary person with good planning and a little luck could accomplish. Russel Crowe gives an excellent performance in this suspenseful drama

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

Yet another good job by Pixar to bring back a story that I figured was all but done two movies ago. Interesting new storyline which puts the characters in an unknown situation but still remains charming for children and adults.

Skyline
Skyline(2010)

I was so hyped up from the trailer of this movie only to be crushed down with how bad the actual movie was. This was a Sci-Fi network movie which somehow found its way onto the big screen. This film has a horrible story structure, no likable characters, and an ending that made me want an hour and a half of my life back.

Unstoppable
Unstoppable(2010)
½

Good story and action make this a must see movie on the big screen. Just enough suspense and comic relief to keep you on the edge of your seat without having a heart attack. Plus its Denzel . . . need I say more!

Resident Evil: Afterlife

This series is just getting worse and worse. They have totally got off pace with the video game series which it is based on and the use of using 3D as a cover for a crappy story just upsets me. Also if the hooded character from the video game series actually took a swing at the gate in the movie it would have been down in a second.

You Again
You Again(2010)

No way in hell was anyone that cruel in high school to anyone else. And even if so no one would hold a grudge for that long - they would have either confronted them long ago or let it die.

The Town
The Town(2010)

Great setting, great story, great acting! I loved the intense drama between the characters in this movie and how they are tied up in organized crime. Best scene I have seen in a long time when Affleck's character asks Renner for help with a problem . . . freaking awesome!!!

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

A good mix of story telling and technology bring this sometimes dark and mystical story into the hearts and minds of the audience. Another positive step in 3D cinematography!

The Social Network
½

Well this movie certainly shows how you make enemies in the world of making friends. Although I am sure not all this movie points out is factual about the founder of Facebook and the social network site itself - I would imagine it must hit pretty close to home in order to spur a very generous donation to the New York Public School System. I hope $25 billion buys friendship because social networking dose not.

Salt
Salt(2010)
½

What a horribly convenient ending to a very bad action film which seems to impossible to begin with. If SALT where actually a super spy she would have been toast within 30 seconds of being exposed by the US government. Bad story, overkill action scenes of one person vs. the world, and no realism hurt this movie badly.

Dinner for Schmucks

Carell and Rudd combine for somewhat of a lackluster comedy that seems to unbelievable. I am sure everyone knows a few special people in their lives with quirky traits but the so called "schmucks" in this movie are over the top crazy. Pretty twisted exploitation of the "schmucks" as well creates for somewhat uncomfortable comical situations but overall didn't come together in the end.

Despicable Me

Cute story with a likable antihero help this 3D animated movie come to life. A good idea that perhaps needed a little bit more thought but still a good story none the less.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
½

Like old school video game references, ever had your heart broken, or kick someones ass for messing with your girl. If any of these things effect you immediately report to a theatre near you to see this bizarre and beautifully crafted movie.

Inception
Inception(2010)

This movie will mind f*ck you so hard you won't even know it!!! It is still mind f*cking you right now!!! Great story line, fantastic action, and great special effects create an amazing movie. Incredible performances by the cast of this movie as well.

The Other Guys

Ferrell and Wahlberg combine for a decent comedy that has enough to keep you somewhat laughing. Outrageous situations and unbelievable stupidity help make for some good laughs however, the story and concept of the movie fall short.

The Expendables
½

A no holds bar action flick that is everything that is man! If you like action, fighting, and guns this is the movie for you. Stallone delivers the perfect guy movie with great fight scenes, an OK story, and lots of explosions.

The A-Team
The A-Team(2010)

I was worried at first about this movie not living up to the greatness of the T.V. series but was pleasantly surprised how it all worked out. The cast of characters worked well together on screen which made all the difference when it came to enjoying this film. Good action sequences and great comic timing.

The Last Airbender
½

I am sorry to say this but the all youth cast of characters need to go back to acting class. I could have cared less if any or all of them died in this movie. Paramount probably should have spent its money on some animators and kept this movie a cartoon. I think we are also starting to see the use of 3D and special effects try to carry a movie and it bombed horribly. I hope there is not a sequel to this movie even though it looks like they have set it up that way.

Predators
Predators(2010)
½

Great action flick with a survival of the fittest story. The Predator hasn't looked this good since the original which is also carefully referenced in this movie a number of times. Not sure why Laurence Fishburne was needed for his role in this movie but other than that, Adrien Brody plays a fantastic x-military sort focusing on survival.

Shrek Forever After
½

Shrek has continued to drop off since the original and this hopefully will be the last. The story line continues to not evolve at all and the use of 3D technology in this movie is very lackluster. Perhaps an OK movie for the kids, this forth installment is no where near as good as the original.

Grandma's Boy

A pot smokers, video gamers paradise! If only we where all so lucky to have the job of half baked video game tester who ends up getting the girl. Good humor and simplistic story keep even the most high audience laughing out load. Special thanks to Doris Roberts, Shirley Jones, and Shirley Knight for being such good sports and helping make this movie.

Letters to Juliet
½

A beautiful story and setting make for a believable and heart warming love story about a timeless love which finally comes to flourish. Amanda Seyfried is beautiful on screen as a believer of true love and that happy endings do come true. Vanessa Redgrave is good as the long lost lover who now towards the later part of her life looks to rekindle a love that she ran away from so many years ago. Although I assumed everything would turn out in the end, at times the story dose give you the indication that things may not making the story seem legitimate and well scripted. If you are in the mood for a fun film with a happy ending this is the movie for you.

Get Him to the Greek

A fun flick with a good cast who where able to build off each other well in this movie. Sean Combs dose a great job in his role and offers perfect comic timing along with a great message for anyone who stays to the end of the credits in the theatre.

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time
½

Good action and an interesting story will keep you hoping that this movie series continues to grow. This movie is a fantastic adaptation on a video game series in a genre of movie making that has otherwise fallen flat thus far - just look past the part where none of the actors have any Persian decent. Jake Gyllenhall plays a good role as the adopted Prince of Persia even though throughout a rather ruff and violent movie he comes out virtually unscathed. Gemma Arterton is extremely beautiful on screen and makes a believable Princess that any man would go the lengths of the earth for. Perhaps a bit of a convenient Disney ending but other than that this series has some good potential.

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(2010)

Some great battle scenes bookend this somewhat interesting story of how the legend of Robin Hood came to be. Russell Crowe dose a good job portraying this legendary character whose story up until now only offered us a look at the noble rogue stealing from the rich and giving to the poor. However, this new story casts the character in a new light as a soldier and eventually noble who wishes to protect England from the invading French.

MacGruber
MacGruber(2010)
½

Starts out a bit slow but picks up midway through and leaves you with a smile on your face. Although not the greatest comedy, this movie has some very funny scenes including some of the most funny/disturbing sex shots of all time. Don't expect much and this movie will leave you with just enough laughs to make it worth your while.

Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass(2010)
½

This movie was nothing like I was expecting and exceeded all my expectations I had coming into it. The comedy of the movie revolves around some outragious situations in which you think something isn't going to happen and than it dose. Incredibly violent and over the top, you have to see it for yourself. If I had one word to describe this movie it would be "shocking."

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

A pretty good sequal for a change as well as another Marvel comic book series that is on the right path. Robert Downey Jr. once again plays an incredible over the top Tony Stark however this time with a sence or mortality about him. Paltrow lights up the screen with her beauty and wit as the new CEO of Stark Industries. Mickey Rourke makes a good bad guy and Sam Jackson continues to be the badest M.F.er on the screen today. I still wish that Don Cheadle didn't take over the role that Terrence Howard but other than that he dose an ok job.

Date Night
Date Night(2010)

Some cute one liners, and some funny situations but not much of a story to drive this film. Steve Carell and Tina Fey make a good comedy pair in this movie however they are not able to save this horrible plot line. This relatively short film is good for a cheap laugh but don't get your hopes to high.

Disneynature Oceans

Some fantastic camera work and interesting shots of ocean life. However that's about it. The soothing voice of Pierce Brosnan can put you to sleep along with the slow pace of the movie. Very little information about the creatures that are shown or locations where they are being filmed. Honestly this should have gone to DVD or aired on the Disney channel.

The Last Song

A pretty good story which had its share of touching family moments. Good performances by Greg Kinnear who portayes a divorced father who is trying to reconnect with his daughter before it is to late. The romance between Miley Cyrus and Liam Hernsworth seemed to work out ok and was believable. Cyrus however has a few not so flatering on screen moments in which her acting falls short.

How to Train Your Dragon

Great movie which both kids and adults will love. Good use of 3D within an animated film which complimented the very well writen story. Overall I would recommend for anyone who is interested to see how 3D technology is enhancing movies.

Avatar
Avatar(2009)
½

Visually stunning is a huge understatement for what this movie offers to its audience. The creation of Pandora, a lush forest planet is breathtaking with beautiful creatures, locations, and life. Some good performance from Sam Worthington and Sigourney Weaver help the audience come to appreciate and empathize with the Na'vi people who are being forced off their lands by humanity. The overall plot of the story parallels current events as well helping the audience perhaps see through the eyes of people who have everything taken from them in the name of greed.

13 Going on 30

I walked into this movie with somewhat low expectations and this movie was much better than I gave it credit for. A timeless story of a teenager looking to be older gets her wish and is slung into middle age but still with a teenagers mind.

Short Circuit 2

A fantastic sequal to the original expands on the life of everyones favorite living robot number 5. Now living in the big city and helping out his friends, Number 5 also stumples upon the dark side of society.

Short Circuit
½

Fantastic concept for a movie! A robot who becomes self-aware throws the inventors and others into a moral dilema of what to do about a now living robot with emotions. Great story and funny comedy help to make this movie a classic.

Life Stinks
Life Stinks(1991)
½

Funny concept for a story and a good performance from Mel Brooks help to lay the groundwork for what is a long storied string of films for Mel. Classic slapstick comedy and likable characters make this a great kick back and relax movie.

Couples Retreat

Overall a cute comedy, nothing bad nothing great. The cast helped the story along and a couple of funny scenes carry the otherwise slow story.

The Invention of Lying
½

A great story can carry any movie and this film proves it. A world with no lying except for one person who has broken the code - its a good thing he was a nice guy. Very funny performance by Gervais whose unique situation in the movie created many opportunities for his comedy to shine.

The Boondock Saints II: All Saints Day
½

Fantastic sequel with a healthy blend of action, comedy, and good old fashion ass kicking. Perfect comical timing and hilarious one liners helps lighten the mood in between the bloodshed. Great performances by Falnery & Reedus who maintain the integrity of their characters which many fans grew to love in the first movie. Thanks to everyone who made this sequel possible, it was worth the wait.

So I Married an Axe Murderer

Very funny romance comedy about a guy unable to commit to a relationship by inventing all sorts of crazy reasons it won't work out. However when he thinks he finally has found the one she actually is a suspected killer. Good performance by Mike Myers who again is able to portray a number of funny and memorable characters.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

I have never seen a movie series that started out with such promise take such a monumental dump with a squeal. Special effects and action once again carry this movie and make it tolerable however, the acting, plot and film editing made me question how the people involved with this film still have jobs. One saving grace of this movie again is the portrayal of the US armed forces able to step in and take charge on a moments notice. I only wish they actually had something relevant to save in this movie other than itself.

The Boondock Saints

Great independent film with a fantastic cast and great chemistry. The story brings you into the life of two brothers thrust into the underworld of society. The brothers take up arms against the evils of the world and start taking down anyone and everyone involved with crime and corruption. Fantastic performance by Williem Dafoe who plays an FBI agent trying to solve a the rampage of organized crime going on in Boston.

2012
2012(2009)
½

Props for referencing Wisconsin 3 times but that's all I can give this movie. The end of the world has never seemed so unlikely nor the ability of a group to escape some crazy natural disaster every other scene. And for knowing that the end of the world was coming for over 3 years in the story the best humanity could come up with was a bunch of boats to save a couple hundred thousand people - what did someone open a bible and figure that one out.

The Masque of the Red Death

Quite the tale of an evil prince who terrorizes his people with tales of the red death plague. Although his safe haven castle is far from anything but safe as he entertains in a grand masque of death and dealings with the devil.

Public Enemies
½

Scarily realistic portrayal of organized crime in the 1930's. And with every turn of events in this crime drama an up and coming FBI was waiting to take back control of the streets. A charismatic and confident Johnny Depp leads this action flick into an epic reenactment of the life of John Dillinger and deserves a look for best actor come academy award season. Christian Bale works well as the persistent special agent Melvin Purvis whose job is to bring down Dillinger.

Terminator Salvation
½

A very poor continuation of what was a very popular series of movies. This post apocalyptic view of the world where terminators have taken over seems like a poor mans Matrix. The movie was extremely slow moving which would have been easily solved had they actually thrown in some more action which is what this movie should have focused on.

Fanboys
Fanboys(2008)
½

The rivalry between Star Wars & Star Trek fans has never been this funny! Great cameo appearances by many Sci-Fi titans as well as comical geniuses help this movie tremendously.

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

Overall it was funny, gotta love the unscripted humor. At times a little overboard but in the movie has you constantly wondering what could possibly happen next.

Fast & Furious
½

Unfortunately this movie did not deliver as well as the original if in fact this was suppose to be the true squeal. CGI graphics used for racing through caves, lack of comic relief, and some really wussy bad guys hurt this movie. I hope that this series is finally laid to rest and we can let Vin Diesel get on with his acting career.

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)
½

A fresh new look at a well established series. Good special effects help make the movie seem like it dates well with the storyline of the Star Trek Universe. Disappointed that they screw around with "time" in the storyline which could change the whole Star Trek world.

Up
Up(2009)

Incredible movie, have to see it in 3D if possible. Heart filled story line and great comedy make this movie seem more real than animated.

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
½

A fantastic addition to a great series of films - the Last Crusade far exceeds the previous installment. The duo of Harrison Ford and Sean Connery make for a fantastic story.

Batman Returns

Not as good as the original but still a very dark look at the capped crusader.

Casino Royale

Perhaps the best James Bond movie to date. Not taking anything away from any of the previous actors but Daniel Craig kicks ass. Fast past, high intensity, non-stop action make this a heart pounding intense film.

X-Men Origins - Wolverine
½

A very poor prequel to a great trilogy of movies. Sure we got the scoop on the origin of Weapon X but the lack of acting, storyline, and an unclear time frame hurts this film. Hopefully Marvel will concentrate on making some better movies instead of slapping the X-Men label on them for some quick cash.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

I loved the first Terminator and would have to say that the sequel was equally as good as the first. Great special effects via the T-1000 drive this movie along with the continued story of how humanity most overcome the rise of machines in the future.

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)

Intense and crazy story which has viewers on the edge of their seat. Great duo of Pitt & Norton drive this movies direction and the story makes you wonder what could happen next. Believable fight scenes make this move fun to watch.

Ratatouille
Ratatouille(2007)
½

A very cute story and likable characters make this movie a must see. Good animation and slapstick comedy make this movie move fast and keeps you involved and interested.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

A little bit darker than the first movie but overall not as good. The change in time frame hurts since 1000 years have passed and there is a huge disconnect between the first installment. Prince Caspian is a little stiff as well and it was hard to like him as a character. Always difficult to make a sequel and this movie is no exception.

Punisher: War Zone

Sorry Marvel but this latest edition of the Punisher movie series was horrible. I get that you where going for a much darker and bad ass image for your lead character but at what cost. There was no real story from what I could tell, I don't care about your lead character anymore since he isn't a human being anymore, and I noticed that he now lives in make believe land where no one could hit the broad side of a barn with any sort of weapon except for the Punisher. Huge step back in my opinion for this franchise which had a good previous edition not more than a couple years ago.

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York

Really, why did this movie ever get to the screen. Seriously like the first movie wasn't stupid enough you just change the location with everything else staying the same.

Back to the Future Part III

Well the third sequal for me was a bit to much. Heading back to the old west didn't work for me at all and by this time the plot, characters, and concept which made the first movie good had become boring.

Bad Boys
Bad Boys(1995)

The original Bad Boys rocked hard core! Great good cop / bad cop tandum between Will Smith and Martin Lawrence. High action packed stunts and fights with fast and catchy dialogue.

WALL-E
WALL-E(2008)
½

Amazing graphics and animation! Story was ok, I mean robots have typically been shown in a bad light in the past so one with heart was a nice change of pace.

Kung Fu Panda
½

Not to bad actually, although did you really need all those big name actors to do the voices . . really? Overall, cute story with good humor tied in.

The Love Guru
½

May as well called this Austin Powers 4 to be fair. I had little expectations for this movie and I guess it exceeded them making it an ok movie. Just don't expect much . . . all I am saying.

The Dark Knight
½

Incredible reinvention of this comic book series. The Dark Knight explodes onto screen literally with intense action, acting, and arson . . . how is that for alliteration. The characters and setting portrayed in this movie really capture what Batman embodies. This new series of movies puts its predecessor to shame.

V for Vendetta

Incredible story about how the government can become to involved with the people it serves. Powerful acting by Portman who really brings you into the story. Overall one of the most brilliant movies of our time.

The Bucket List

Great acting dynamic between Nicholson and Freeman. The concept for the movie was great and really draws the audience into the story.

Wanted
Wanted(2008)

Beware the lume of death :O
Come on, that was like the worst story line I have ever seen. I want to know what the writers where smoking and who is there supplier.

Jaws
Jaws(1975)

Made me never want to swim again, thats for damn sure. Plays well on human fears very well.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)
½

In two words "bad ass." Travolta and Jackson work great together and the story is fast moving and intense.

American Pie 2
½

Well with the success of the first movie I can see why there was a second but did we really need it? Not much changed for the most part and the comedy is getting old.

The Golden Compass
½

Had potential but such an open ended finish to this movie left a bad taste. Um . . . Daniel Craig was in this movie . . . really? Interesting story but not one I want draged out over 3 sequals.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)
½

Best superhero movie to date, thank you marvel for taking back control of your characters. Great special effects, incredible performance from Robert Dosney Jr, and a good directing job by Jon Favreau who worked himself into the movie nicely.

Cloverfield
Cloverfield(2008)
½

Cool special effects, and a new spin on a movie genre we haven't seen in a couple years.

The Matrix Reloaded
½

Not as good as the original but still has pop. The continued efforts of Neo and crew to overcome still is interesting and what that have to do next keeps you on the edge of your seat. Special effects continue to drive movie but are not the only element that make this movie good.

Dirty Dancing

Great love story - makes me wish I could dance that well.

Signs
Signs(2002)

I am never growing corn after seening this movie, thats for sure. The unexplained is always scary and this movie uses it perfectly.

Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls

Well, what can I say. . . another Ace Ventura movie . . . really? I mean I guess there was just to much story and comedy for one movie to hold . . . right?

X-Men
X-Men(2000)

A great cast of characters portray the elite mutant fighting force of marvel comics X-Men. Incredible special effects add to an interesting story line and good background story and information help character development for the uninformed comic book reader.

Saving Private Ryan

An unforgetable story of the brave men who stormed the beaches of Europe to help end WWII.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)
½

Crazy reality that has you afraid of the dark once again. Not so far off sci-fi makes this story scary as hell.

Enchanted
Enchanted(2007)
½

This is exactly what I would expect if Disney characters stumbled into the real world. Great role for Amy Adams, she was incredible. Only thing I didn't believe in the story was how nice New Yorkers where :P

The Mask
The Mask(1994)
½

A funny idea that really that didn't translate well onto the screen. Jim Carrey makes the most of what he has, which is the god given talent to make people laugh. However, the story realy didn't make a lot of sence and offered more of an excuse for Jim Carry to be over the top.

Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me

Yah Baby! This movie toped the orginal and took it to the next level of zany.

Ocean's Thirteen
½

Getting kinda repetative but still can hold its own. Good story per ususal in this the third chapter of the series. Lets hope that this is the last chapter of the Oceans gang before they get to that uncomfortable, non sensical, unbelievable fase.

Independence Day
½

Great human drama about one of our worst fears - invasion from another world. I would vote for Bill Pullman if he ran for president if he brought that character to the white house.

Lady and the Tramp
½

Great story about how love overcomes differences in society in the typical Disney fasion.

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

The orginal story of a boy and the golden ticket to the candy store. I loved this movie growing up - which probably explains my unhealthy obsession for Skittles.

Back to the Future

This was probably one of the few stories which have to deal with timetravel that actualy is good. Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox are great in this movie and the success spured on 2 additional sequals both of which where good.

Jurassic Park

The Original Jurassic Park was incredible. For the first time in a long time we say how well computer generated images could be used effectivly on screen. This movie also scarred the hell out of me.

Memoirs of a Geisha

Beautiful scenery, costumes, and story really pulls the audience into this incredible movie.

Bee Movie
Bee Movie(2007)

Funny dialoge helps this animated movie along. All star voice talent makes movie a fun one to see.

Gone in 60 Seconds (Gone in Sixty Seconds)
½

The Fast and the Furious before the Fast and the Furious! Great action, intense story, overall great film.

Big Daddy
Big Daddy(1999)
½

A funny example of single fatherhood in todays world. Adam Sandler finds out what it is to group up through taking care of his friends son.

X-Men: The Last Stand

An OK ending to what was an OK adaptation of this comic book series. The lose of some of the main characters really brings this movie down. And what happened to Cyclops I mean seriously?

The Incredibles
½

Cute, kinda funny, interesting to see how animation is evolving.

Hairspray
Hairspray(2007)
½

Allison Janney really tried to make this movie make it but her supporting cast where horrible. Note to John Travolta "No More Musicals!"

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
½

The movie that started it all! A classic in the making before they anyone knew.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

I would have to say this was my least favorite Star Wars film. I would have loved to see more character back story of Qui-con-Ginn and Darth Maul since they where cool characters.

Pride and Prejudice

Great group of actors make this movie a must see. Best scene of guys trying to come up with a gameplan ever!

XXX
XXX(2002)

I liked the performance of Vin Diesel in this movie but the story was just to hard to accept. The character of XXX is to unbelievable even more so than the classic James Bond charcter. How about some more realism with spy movies honestly.

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

The best Monty Python movie ever made! The classic story of King Arthur and his quest have never been so outragious.

Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery

A hilarious spoof on the unrealistic world of super spys. Mike Myers takes this role and goes for it all.

Batman
Batman(1989)

The original Batman was by far the best one off all. Jack Nicholson makes an amazing adversary as the Joker and Michael Keaton is a power to recon with as the Batman. Dark and sinister directing make this movie great.

A League of Their Own
½

A good try but it is hard enough to watch baseball on T.V. let alone a 2 hour movie.

The Transporter
½

Fast and in your face action move this story in the right direction. One of Jason Stratham's best movies.

The Italian Job
½

The overall story was good and the cast of characters was excellent. Action was good and movie moved at a steady rate.

Napoleon Dynamite
½

Um . . . it was kinda funny but not really. The main character was just to hard to like and the story was kinda flat.

The Wizard of Oz

The classic tale of the Wizard of Oz comes to life on the silver screen in this movie adaptation. Overall it has its parts, a fun troop of characters, and a look back at how movie making use to be.

An American Tail
½

Finally a non Disney animated film with a great story and fun music. This was one of my favorite movies to watch growing up.

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

Lets hear it for Grumpy man he has got it right!

Bambi
Bambi(1942)

This is a very beatuiful animated story with a heartwarming story.

Shrek the Third
½

Kinda getting away from what made the first movie good. New characters not very intersting and story was not very fresh or intuative.

Cars
Cars(2006)
½

Incredible animation and a fun story help this movie hold your attention. Some good voice work by Larry the Cable Guy and Owen Wilson help create likable characters that you are drawn to like.

Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story

Took me back to the days of that little know sport that some kids dreaded and others loved. Story and plot where ok but really didn't hold my interest.

Moulin Rouge!

Incredible performances by both Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor create a trully unforgetable love story. Fantastic music, costumes, and scenery help make this movie a classic.

Office Space
Office Space(1999)

So true its scary. Someone obviously knows the pain and suffering which goes on day after day in the cubical.

The Princess Bride
½

Really a great fairytail classic with super acting performances from a number of characters. This was one of my favorite movies as a child and like Fred Savage I would play sick to stay home and watch this movie. (p.s. go original baseball)

The Fast and the Furious
½

An hold on to your seat thrill ride through the underground world of illegal street racing. Great performance by Vin Diesel and Michelle Rodriguez as two of the misunderstood rebels who particpate in this high stackes world.

Meet the Parents

Great performances by both Ben Stiller and Robert De Niro make this movie a must see. The painfully funny relationship between the two leading men in this story really drives the audience to wonder what in the world could happen next.

X2: X-Men United

Really starts to dive into the X-Men franchise more with this second movie. Better character development and backstory helps none comic book fans catch up to the die hards. Great acting performances from the full cast of characters.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding

A cute story line and likable characters make this love story fun to watch.

Rent
Rent(2005)

One of the best musical adaptations to date. This incredible story that defines a generation is beautifully portraied on the screen almost as well as it is on stage.

The 40 Year Old Virgin

Steve Carell's best movie thus far. Funny, funny stuff as we all can kinda relate to the difficulty in the relationship dance.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
½

Finally good triumphs over evil, a lost sole redeems himself, and live goes on happily ever after. Great battle sequences and special effects also make this a must see.

The Little Mermaid

Great characters, story, and music drive this Diseny classic all the way.

Cinderella
Cinderella(1950)
½

All time Disney classic and perhaps one of the best animated tales ever told.

Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan

Another great sequal always brings positive reviews. Another classic in the Star Trek series and a great antagonist for our beloved captian and crew.

Star Trek: First Contact

Overall I liked this sequal and a good start to the next generation series. Good action and you can't beat how terrible the Borg are.

The Beast
The Beast(1988)

Well what can I say about this mess of a movie, it had a Baldwin? And who can top a group of blood thirsty desert whores who kill the general at the end.

Hitman
Hitman(2007)
½

Stays true to the video games but I just couldn't grow to like Agent 47 in the movie. Overall great action but if the main character died 20 min into the movie I would have been ok with it.

Pathfinder
Pathfinder(2007)
½

OK plot line, action good, overall story didn't hold my attention.

Con Air
Con Air(1997)

All Star cast, cool story, and great action make this movie a must see.

The Terminator
½

Perhaps one of the scariest movies I have ever seen. There was just no stopping good old model 101 from tearing up the screen.

Kickin' It Old Skool
½

An OK concept and humor make this movie tolerable. One of Jamie Kennedy's better movies in my opinion.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride
½

Another dark but fun Tim Burton adventure to the land of the dead. Good orchestration and music.

Epic Movie
Epic Movie(2007)

Dear Directors of Epic Movie. At no point was this movie funny, I award you no stars and may God have mercy on your souls.

Superman Returns

A difficult story to retell, and a cast that really didn't look like they had it in them. Superman Returns just didn't compare well to the classics.

The Ringer
The Ringer(2005)

Two lines ring true in this movie: 1) This was not a hard part for Jonny Knoxville to play 2) He is going to hell for this

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

What was this? A horror? A Comedy? A Sci-Fi? Really I want to know because all I say was crap.

Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

You took all the good actors out of the series and than just try to continue on with it?

Cabin Boy
Cabin Boy(1994)

Worst comedy ever!

Armageddon
Armageddon(1998)

One of the better disaster movies in what seemed like a decade of them. The world is coming to an end via a comet hitting earth and it is up to a rag tag bunch of miners to save us from judgement day. The star studed cast help us make it through what seemed to be what was otherwise an ok story.

Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy
½

This movie is kind of a big deal. A funny look at the tv news industry as only Will Ferrell can do.

Miss Congeniality
½

A funny idea but held little to be desired in the way of story. Sandra Bullock makes this movie tolerable but thats about it.

The Mask of Zorro

A new look at the man behind the mask. Great cast of characters help bring to life the legend of Zorro. Incredible fight scenes with lots of skilled swordplay.

D2: The Mighty Ducks

Why would you make a second movie which was based on a bad idea to begin with. Look Disney stick to what you are good at - animation.

S.W.A.T.
S.W.A.T.(2003)
½

Not the best cop movie ever but it held its own. This special unit of officers get put into some unlikely situations but come out on top since they are that good.

The Land Before Time
½

A cute story of a group of orphaned dinosaurs have to stick together to survive and make it to the great valley.

Collateral
Collateral(2004)

A great pair of performances from Cruise & Fox make this movie. The unexpected hero is a longshot to overcome the cool and collected contract killer.

The Hot Chick

Really - you couldn't think of anything else to turn into a movie. Outside of the occasional girls in panty scenes what else do you got seriously.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Indiana is at it again in another crazy adventure this time venturing into the Temple of Doom. Even the name sounds scary and overall it holds true.

Snakes on a Plane

Dear Samuel L. Jackson. Even though the studio drove a dump truck full of money up to your house dosen't mean you should do their movie.

Swordfish
Swordfish(2001)

For all the acting talent in this movie it really fell flat. Similar story to other hacker movies and the action really didn't hold its own.

The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift
½

Tokyo Drift revitalized what had seemed to be a dead movie franchise. A new setting, new style of driving, and intersting story made me give this series a second chance. Plus the return of Vin Disel helped!

Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo

Rob, Rob, Rob. I don't know what to say about this except for get some help. I know you won't be cast in any serious dramas anytime soon but a little effort - is that to much to ask.

GoldenEye
GoldenEye(1995)
½

A good start to Pierce Brosnan's attempt to play Britan's #1 super spy. Great action sequences as well as the classic wit and charm of previous movies.

Men in Black II
½

How they made a sequel on what was a bad first movie is beyond me. More of the same crap from the first movie - please stop!

Clerks II
Clerks II(2006)
½

Not as ground breaking as Kevin Smith's first tale but still was a great addition. The continuing antiques of Dante and Randal continue now into the next stage of their lives - how the made it this far is anyone's guess.

Billy Madison
½

Kinda funny, had its moments, overall kinda dumb. I wish I had that much money to blow on stupid stuff like this.

Jarhead
Jarhead(2005)

A scarry look at the day-to-day lifestyle of a typical soldier serving his country. Perhaps one of the best visual scenes in the desert with the oil soaked black horse coming out of the desert.

Men in Black
Men in Black(1997)
½

Overall not one of the best Sci-Fi movies I have seen. OK idea but really overboard with the setup.

The Rock
The Rock(1996)

Great action sequences and overall story. Nick Cage and Sean Connery really work well together as an unlikely pair to take down a terrorist plot.

Willow
Willow(1988)

A stand up and cheer for the little guy movie. Magic and adventure await in a story to protect a baby of destiny from the powers of evil.

Labyrinth
Labyrinth(1986)

Come on now, David Bowie in a fantasy world what more do you want. I mean seriously its David Bowie!

Happy Gilmore

A funny ass comedy where the gentleman's oldest sport becomes open season. p.s. don't screw with Bob Barker.

Waterworld
Waterworld(1995)
½

Well it certainly was an intersting tale of how the world is now underwater thanks to the polar icecaps melting. Movie runs a bit long epecially when there is nothing really to look at besides water.

Bedazzled
Bedazzled(2000)

Certainly shows to what extremes some guys would do to impress the girl. Has some funny parts but overall kinda slow and begs the question why would not just be yourself.

Grease
Grease(1978)
½

A good adaptation of the stage musial. Great casting and memorable music make this movie a classic.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
½

I really liked this sequal, perhaps one of the better ones in recent history. Humanity really has its back against the wall and still is able to make it.

Rocky IV
Rocky IV(1985)
½

Gotta stick with the movies that show America as #1. Perhaps the best Rocky movie ever made - once again shows the power of one man who fights for his family, friends, and country.

Underworld
Underworld(2003)
½

A new spin on the supernatural, a war between werewolves and vampires spills over into the realm of humans. Awsome action sequences and good story line.

Space Jam
Space Jam(1996)
½

Mixing professional athletes and movies never seems to work, and when you add cartoon characters in the mix it really dosen't work.

Home Alone
Home Alone(1990)

The original movie was an OK idea which goes along with a number of other Christmas films that will be around forever. Not the best seaonal film ever made but not the worst either.

All Dogs Go To Heaven
½

As a child this was one of my favorite animated films. Great story about how a down and dirty dog can change his ways and become man's best friend.

Mortal Kombat

Not to bad, usually video game movies really don't work but this one held its own. Good fight sequences helped this movie along.

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

One of my favorite Will Ferrell movies of all time! He is truly one big hairy American winning machine.

The Dukes of Hazzard

Had its parts, however it is always difficult to base a movie off a tv series.

The Lion King

A fabulous movie with great themes, lovable characters, incredible soundtrack. Another Disney classic which will stand the test of time.

Monsters, Inc.
½

An interesting idea and another incredible spectical of animation. Great voice work by Billy Cyrstal & John Goodman.

Blades of Glory

Another middle of the road comedy for Will Ferrell, I think he has finally run out of sports to make fun of.

Robin Hood: Men in Tights
½

Perhaps one of Mel Brooks last great movies. Men in Tights really puts fun in funny!

Kung Pow! Enter the Fist
½

I just really liked this spoof on how corney Kung Fu movies can sometimes be. The over the top comedy in this movie really hammers down that point.

Spaceballs
Spaceballs(1987)
½

Mel Brooks dose it again with a classic spoof on my all time favorite series of movies. Great cast of characters have you falling out of your seat with great comedy.

Super Troopers

A great comedy on how the cops screw with you. If only all police work was this fun!

History of the World---Part I
½

Perhaps the funniest Mel Brooks movie ever made. Timless comedy, incredible cast of characters, no one dose it better than Mel Brooks.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The best Star Wars movie in the series. Perhaps the best sequal to a movie ever made!

The Illusionist
½

Quite an intersting story about stage magic and the mystery behind it. Movie was a bit slow and wraped up quickly with some puzzels solved somehow without previous knowledge.

Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa(2006)

This movie really redeemed the Rocky franchise and made you feel for the character once again. A great story about getting one last chance to overcome the odds.

The Sixth Sense

Quite a scary idea you came up with for this film. Great twist at the end of the movie which no one say coming.

The Marine
The Marine(2006)

Wow, what can be said about this movie other than - I can't even qualify this as a movie. WWE, please stop having your writers try and make movies leave that to the profesionals. I feel bad for John Cena and hope he gets another shot at being in a real movie.

Hook
Hook(1991)
½

Good directing and casting really made this movie a success. A chance to go back to Neverland one more time and see what had changed.

The Rocky Horror Picture Show

Better bring an open mind to this movie - its out there to be sure.

The Chronicles of Riddick

An intersting spin on the sequel however I didn't think it worked. I would have like the universe to remain a little smaller in scale and to follow Riddick around on more individual basis.

Wayne's World

I think really one of the only SNL skits that played well into a movie version.

Beauty and the Beast

A tale as old as time, great music and a fantastic story.

The Waterboy
The Waterboy(1998)
½

Open up a can of woop ass because this movie drops the hammer on funny.

Kingdom of Heaven

An interesting look at the crusades and how imporant religion played into the early part of human history.

Airplane!
Airplane!(1980)

One of the all time great spoofs. Great cast, timeless comedy, overall great movie.

Godzilla
Godzilla(1998)
½

A good try and bringing back the old monster movies idea with modern technology. I guess I just wasn't interested with more creatures destroying U.S. cities.

Cruel Intentions

Dirty, naughty, sexy, fun. Where the hell was this school when I was growing up?

Twister
Twister(1996)
½

One of the better disaster movies in what seemed to be a decade of them. Perhaps the idea of this disaster film was just more realistic gave it an edge on its competition.

Blade: Trinity

A good try at pushing the series one more time. Not as good as the previous two movies but not bad.

Crank
Crank(2006)
½

If you want non stop action this is the movie for you! Hold on to your seat because otherwise it might be kicked out from under you and than broken over your head.

An American Tail - Fievel Goes West
½

I really enjoyed this animated tale and thought it was a great sequel which is always one thing I look at in a series of movies. Great voice acting and a fun story.

Rocky V
Rocky V(1990)

The worst Rocky movie out of the bunch. Worst idea ever to have Stallone be the trainer and not the boxer in this movie. Completely got away from what made the other movies in the series work.

Pitch Black
Pitch Black(2000)
½

This was a great Sci-Fi / Horror film which played into the whole human survival thing nicely. I wish the sequal to this movie would have stuck along the same lines.

Get Rich or Die Tryin'
½

A first hand look at how many young americans are brought up into a life of crime with no hope in sight. I am glad this movie was made in hopes that it would open many people's eyes to a world not know my the majority of society.

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines

This Terminator fell short in my opinion. Not nearly as scary as the other two movies in the series and really seemed like filler story for T4.

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

Good transition movie between where they started the new trilogy and where they had to get in the story.

Zoolander
Zoolander(2001)

Best movie based on male modeling ever!

Ever After: A Cinderella Story

Great romance movie, incredible scenery and costumes.

The Jungle Book

A fun childrens movie with fun themes.

Enemy of the State

Makes you think how much the goverment is actually watching you dosen't it. I really hope they use all that technology for good in real life.

Live Free or Die Hard
½

I just didn't see the charm of the previous three movies in this one. Seemed to over the top and come on PG-13 whats that about?

A Few Good Men

Star studed cast, perhaps one of the most intense court room scenes ever.

The Punisher
The Punisher(2004)
½

This movie totally blew away the previous movie versions of one of Marvels badest comic book characters.

Rocky II
Rocky II(1979)
½

Finally Rocky comes out on top and becomes the champ. I am always a fan of good sequals.

Shrek
Shrek(2001)
½

Incredible job incorporating various childhood tales into one mystical land of far far away. Great animation and fun story.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest
½

Good movie minus the last 10 minutes. Sorry you can't bring back Captain Barbosa - that totally negated how cool it was when Jack Sparrow killed him in the first movie.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

A great conclusion to an awsome tale!

Transformers
Transformers(2007)

Technology takes over in this action packed blockbuster. The robotic animation is simply incredible - really took me back to the good old days of the cartoon tv series.

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring

An incredible tale of magic and mystery in which a diverse group of individuals must come together for the fate of the middle earth.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)

Nothing like pointing out the flaws in action movies - one long comical COPS episode.

300
300(2007)
½

An incredible tale of an elite fighting division of Spartan soldiers who try to overcome imposible odds to save there way of life.

Stardust
Stardust(2007)

A fresh new adventure of magic and mystery. Fun for all ages.

Sin City
Sin City(2005)

Simply incredible. A series of crossing sub stories which blow up the screen with non-stop action.

Bruce Almighty

A good comedy with an interesting religious overtone which worked out well.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

An incredible performance by Johnny Depp and a type of movie we haven't seen in years. Great battle scenes, use of humor, and overall story.

Meet the Fockers

A good attempt at a sequal - good characters save this movie from what seems to be the same story.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

It was ok, I think I just didn't get it.

Braveheart
Braveheart(1995)

One of the greats when it comes to a man fighting for love, honor, and country.

School of Rock

And in the words of AC/DC "For those about to rock, we salute you."

Mean Girls
Mean Girls(2004)

Um . . . did you have to be a girl to understand this cause guys don't do this to each other.

2 Fast 2 Furious
½

2 much time on your hands to make a second movie. Please review what made the first movie good (Vin Diesel) and try again.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
½

May the best assasin win. Calm, cool, and charismatic this duo really light up the screen (with firearms).

The Matrix
The Matrix(1999)

Sci-Fi to the extreme! Special effects again help drive this action packed explosion of a movie with great performances by Keanu Reeves and Laurence Fishburne.

8 Mile
8 Mile(2002)
½

A interesting inside look at a lifestyle many people couldn't even imagin.

Save the Last Dance

Nice to see a movie that highlights the performing arts now and than.

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

Great animation and a cute story.

The Day After Tomorrow
½

You where about 10 years late on the disaster films, we have already seen the world end about 1000 times.

White Chicks
White Chicks(2004)

Um . . . that ain't right.

Scary Movie
Scary Movie(2000)

A good spoof on a popular horror series. It is always funny to point out the flaws in stories.

Ocean's Eleven
½

Nothing like taking stealing back your money from the casinos, what goes around comes around.

Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman(1990)
½

Finding love in all the wrong places for sure - but hey can't help who you fall in love with.

50 First Dates
½

A cleaver idea - I am glad they are able to make this relationship work cause it would drive me crazy.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

One of the first great Sci-Fi movies ever. Really made you want to believe that there was friendly life out there.

War of the Worlds

Very scary, hope aliens are more like the fluffy Star Trek ones than these guys.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

George Lucas dose it once again, perhaps the best Star Wars sequal since The Empire Strikes Back.

Gladiator
Gladiator(2000)

Incredible performances by Russell Crowe and Joaquin Phoenix - an incredible look at how barbaric sports use to be.

There's Something About Mary
½

Cute relationship comedy about how far some people will go. Was that Brett Farve :O

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)
½

A good sequal which are hard to find.

Spider-Man
Spider-Man(2002)

Special effects where good and story held its own - was never really a big Spider-Man fan sorry :(

Rocky
Rocky(1976)

One of the greats for sure. A story of a man who gets in the ring and fights for the people and things he loves.

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

A fresh look at a new world of magic and mystery.

The Longest Yard

A great revival of the classic, good to see all the former WWE stars moved on to acting careers. Props to Jim Rome!

Austin Powers in Goldmember
½

Same old humor we say in the first two movies, this was possibly the series killer.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Some of the best epic fight scenes ever - a great conclusion to a great series.

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

A career launcher for Jim Carrey for sure, has its moments.

American Pie
American Pie(1999)

Funny at times but its the same type of humor over and over again.

Titanic
Titanic(1997)

Truly one of the best love stories of all time, could have been shorter.