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Movie Ratings and Reviews

T2 Trainspotting

Very well done. Obviously much higher budget than the first. I actually *started* reading both books but got bored with them, though I enjoyed both of the films very much. The sequel is very self-referential in both obvious and subtle ways. It's nostalgia for youth, nostalgia for the 90s UK rave culture and even nostalgia for the pop culture zeitgeist created by the film itself. It's a look back by Danny Boyle as well and he seems to be very conscious of this.

Poker Night
Poker Night(2014)

Plot has more holes than a swiss cheese, yet somehow still worth watching if you're willing to suspend some disbelief.


Apparently this flick put Spielberg on the map, but without knowing that, it seems very derivative of Hitchcock. On the other hand, if you look at it as the founding film of the "man vs. truck" genre, then it's quite trailblazing.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

Cobra sure has some second-rate ninjas...Storm Shadow notwithstanding, of course.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

It's always nice to be surprised by an excellent movie for which you had no initial expectations. Also, Emma Watson is hot. #theperksofbeingawallflower

Rosemary's Baby

Great horror flick, especially when you figure when it was made. Too bad Polanski is such a douche. He surely would have made many more great films if he didnt like to rape young girls so much.

...And Justice for All

Cool to see them shooting in 70's Baltimore. I always wondered where that "You're out of order!" line came from. Pacino has big hair.


"Anáil nathrach, ortha bháis is beatha, do chéal déanaimh" - Merlin (Excalibur, 1981)

Stand Up Guys

Painful and embarrassing project for such a talented group of actors. Counted at least three stolen/recycled jokes from other recent films. The screenwriter should feel ashamed.

Land of the Lost

Gulity pleaseure of a movie. Highly underrated! Of course it's silly...Will Ferrell and Danny McBride, what did you expect? And Jorma killed it as Chaka, by the way.

Premium Rush
Premium Rush(2012)

Better than I was expecting. The heady world of bike messengers. Perhaps slightly sensationalized, but still. It's nice to see Michael Shannon getting bigger roles. It's also nice to see Dania Ramirez.


I didn't want to like this Ben Affleck movie, but I did.

Safety Not Guaranteed

So glad I saw this. Great characters. Strangely relatable. Colin Trevorrow is on his way up.


Saw this at the film festival in Strasbourg. Not familiar with the director, but was pleasantly surprised with the concept. They didn't butcher (so to speak) the biology as much as these sorts of films tend to and I appreciated the commentary on the current celebrity obsession trend.

The Prestige
The Prestige(2006)

Christopher Nolan doesn't miss.

The Sandlot
The Sandlot(1993)

Watched this movie for the first time today. Thanks, Reddit!

The Boondock Saints

Garbage. Why do people like this movie?

Born on the Fourth of July

Typical Oliver Stone embellished controversial re-telling of historical events. Great soundtrack, though.


Every lesbian's favorite film, but not too much more to offer.


Novel, Fresh and Christopher Nolan. What more can you say? It was Nolan's first big hit and he's been thrilling us ever since.

There Will Be Blood

PT Anderson films are like a box of chocolates. But Daniel Day Lewis stole the show in this one.


Scorsese's best film. And that's a high bar.


Too similar to Goodfellas, but somehow transcends that fact by being an incredible film in its own right and since it was also based on true events, probably speaks more to the raw brutality of organized crime more than it does to a lack of ingenuity on Scorsese's part.


This has got to be the saddest, most depressing feel-good movie I ever saw!

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Who wasn't pleasently surprised with what a great job Verbinski did bringing this Disney classic to the screen? Great cast, great effects and ultimately a fine franchise as well, although each successively diminishing in quality.

Reservoir Dogs

I first saw this movie before Pulp Fiction came out and no one (myself included) had any idea who Quentin Tarantino was. I remember thinking the dialogue was fantastic and of course the ensemble shot at the beginning credits in addition to what has come to be the characteristic integration of the 70s dicso soundtrack into his movies a la Casey's Super Sounds of the 70s. And who could ever forget the iconic ear severing scene with Michael Madsen dancing to Steeler's Wheel's "Stuck in the Middle"? Imminently quotable and unforgettable. Fantastic film on a shoestring budget.

Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels

I wish all of Guy Ritchie's movies were as good as this one. It's his Pulp Fiction, his magnum opus. It's also the movie responsible for introducing me to rhyming slang, so there's that.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

I didn't read the book, but they did a great job with the film finale. Much darker than I expected, more Empire Strikes Back than Phantom Menace

Win Win
Win Win(2011)

Paul Giamatti gives a memorable performance. Nice dark comedy

Midnight in Paris

Only Woody Allen movie I've ever seen that I actually enjoyed watching, for whatever that's worth.

Shutter Island

Poor Martie. I know you want to branch out, brother,but this was more like when Kubrick made Eyes Wide Shut.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

It's like this: you know going in how bad it's going to be and yet you must go anyway. It's like a semi-annual progress report on Hollywood special effects only this time with no Meghan Fox and no terrible Lincoln Park song to go with it. They didn't even bother with a denouement this time; they just kill the bad guy and it's over. At least, I think that's what happened because I was dozing off for the last 30 minutes or so

Funny Farm
Funny Farm(1988)

If you look closely, you can actually see the moment when Chevy Chase's career jumps the shark.


Christopher Nolan does it again. Let's hope he sticks around for a few decades at least

Behind Enemy Lines

This movie had potential and moments of brilliance, but they blew it for the most part.

The Money Pit

I liked The Money Pit. That is my answer to that question.


Outstanding film. Adapted from Sagan's book

Top Gun
Top Gun(1986)

Lana, Lana, Lana, LANAAAA!!! Danger-Zone!

Schindler's List

Probably the best film ever made.

Get Carter
Get Carter(2000)

Sucked. Totally formulaic