Nicholas Lucas's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Even though it bases most of its success on Elizabeth Banks and Seth Rogen, "Zack and Miri make a Porno" will make you laugh - sometimes until you cry.

Trick 'r Treat

It's old-fashioned, funny, gory, pleasant to watch and full of Halloween references.

Memento
Memento(2000)
½

"Memento" keeps its viewers interested and it benefits from terrific performances, great concept and a constant element of surprise.

Hercules
Hercules(1997)

"Hercules" offers great animation, catchy songs and it turns Greek mythology into something young viewers will also enjoy. It may not be as deep as other Disney productions but it is still a good movie.

Titanic
Titanic(1997)

"Titanic" is an amazing drama which offers a beautiful, moving and heart-breaking love story. James Cameron developed its characters greatly, making the viewer care about them, thus increasing the emotional depth of the story. The Titanic itself is a character; the viewer follows its first departure, its sail through the seas, with its huge, luxurious interiors and its imposing, gargantuan size and, finally, its most unfortunate end, which leads to strong dramatic scenes. These scenes are superbly acted by its stars, which give it their all. Its special effects are also great - managing to demonstrate the ships breath-taking size and its crew vulnerability.
"Titanic" is a true cinematic masterpiece.

The Strangers
½

"The Strangers" delivers some chills and manages to maintain the viewer on edge throughout the whole movie. On the other hand, an absence of gore and jump scares may put some people off.

King Kong
King Kong(2005)

A solid cast, dazzling special effects and a giant, "bad-ass" and also sweet ape make this movie an enjoyable piece of film-making.

It's not, by far, better than the original, but this remake manages to deliver some heart-pounding scenes which are visually amazing and benefits from the perfomances of Naomi Watts, Jack Black and Adrien Brody.

The Hitcher
The Hitcher(2007)
½

Cheap, cheesy and having two leads who cannot act, "The Hitcher" is an unrealistic, scare-free mess.

The Stepfather
½

Boring and incoherent.... Its story evolves out of the blue and its performaces are mediocre at best.

The Kids Are All Right
½

"The Kids Are All Right" benefits from great actors, clever dialogues and some funny moments. It turns the cliché premise into something entirely fresh.

Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters

"Hansel and Gretel: Witch Hunters" is a guilty pleasure; it is totally predictable, it features a completely unnecessary romance and it slows down quite a lot half way through. However, it does not take itself too seriously and the "style over substance" vibe suits it really well. Gratuitously violent, featuring some really stylish fight scenes and better watched with the brain turned off, this movie will surely entertain.

Identity Thief

"Identity Thief" features really good performances from Bateman and McCarthy and enough comedy and drama to stand out from most road-trip movies. Unfortunately, it is too long, not fresh enough and it could have easily left a useless plot point (the hitmen) behind.

Children of Men

"Children of Men" has a fresh premise and it is an amazing take on the sci-fi genre. Featuring one of the best, unexpected deaths in recent movie history and a great cast who gives it all, this movie tells an interesting story about a group of people who have the fate of humanity in their hands.

Evil Dead
Evil Dead(2013)

It does have a lot of fresh ideas and some innovative jump scares and gore effects but "Evil Dead" is also compromised by a weird pacing and Lou Taylor Pucci's mediocre at best acting. It's a sort of homage to the 80's horror movies, spending no time in character development and avoiding CGI overuse - utilizing props to maximize the gore's effect on the audience.

Sweeney Todd in Concert

A perfect musical. It features great character interaction, witty dialogues, humor and delightful musical numbers.

Nanny McPhee
Nanny McPhee(2006)
½

While it borrows a lot from "Mary Poppins" and it may not seem entirely fresh at first, "Nanny McPhee" manages to shine through most of its flaws, featuring good performances and being undeniably sweet.

Django Unchained
½

Featuring a strong social commentary and truly great performances, "Django Unchained" is everything you should expect from a Tarantino movie; it's brutal, gut-wrenching and unforgiving.

Ted
Ted(2012)
½

Even though it slows down a little too much near the end and it follows a somewhat predictable story, "Ted" is a really funny and well acted comedy and also a showcase of Seth MacFarlane's sharp, over the top humor.

What to Expect When You're Expecting
½

Featuring likable leads and subtle traces of honesty, "What to Expect When You're Expecting" is a good time; unfortunately, the numerous clichés, the predictability and the hit or miss drama bring it down a notch.

Chernobyl Diaries

Even though it effectively builds up tension and delivers a few thrills, "Chernobyl Diaries" is filled with bad acting, gimmicky camera work and characters making stupid decisions. It starts off slowly and after an hour without casualties, you know the ending will be a rushed, appalling mess. On the other side, the production values are good; you believe that is Chernobyl, it looks real enough.
It is a watchable, yet, forgettable movie.

Frozen
Frozen(2010)

With a simple premise, "Frozen" is able to deliver a nail-bitting story filled with emotion, character interaction and "look away" moments.

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)
½

"Chronicle" features interesting characters, really good performances and a fresh take on the found-footage genre - which allows for a more realistic sense of humanity and believability. The ending is an amazing achievement, being action-packed and unpredictable.

Snow White and the Huntsman
½

Even though it features a good amount of eye candy and a decent (but a little over-acted) performance by Charlize Theron, "Snow White and the Huntsman" is plagued by Kristen Stewart emotionless acting, muddy pacing and predictable story.

Bandidas
Bandidas(2006)

"Bandidas" is an over the top western which has likable leads and some funny moments. It does not take itself too seriously, embracing its silliness, and that is part of its charm. Unfortunately, it does not step up to be something truly special.

Transformers
Transformers(2007)
½

Confusing fighting scenes, awful dialogue and no character development are some of the thing that make "Transformers" another terrifying addition to the Michael Bay's film list. It has some neat special effects, but an overuse of explosions and slow motion take you out of this staggering long experience. An absolute pain to watch.

Dan in Real Life
½

"Dan in Real Life" has some funny moments and a great performance from Steve Carell.

[REC] 3 Genesis
½

It completely abandons the series ideology when it comes to camera-work and it shows a different take on the subject as well - being more of a "Evil Dead" approach; but still, "REC 3 - Génesis" is an enjoyable enough movie featuring some gory moments and goofy action.

The Invasion
The Invasion(2007)

Kidman is game and "The Invasion" has some suspenseful moments, but it also explains everything in excruciating detail taking away most of the fun.

Let's Go to Prison

"Let's Go To Prison" is an unfunny mess that feels long even at just 90 minutes.

The American
The American(2010)
½

Boring and featuring hardly any dialogue or character interaction. "The American" is a messy thriller.

Hannibal
Hannibal(2001)

Featuring stellar performances and character interaction, "Hannibal" is a good addition to the saga. Unfortunately, instead of letting the viewers imagine what is going on, director Ridley Scott shows everything, thus increasing the gore factor tremendously.

Scream 4
Scream 4(2011)
½

Gorier than its predecessors and with some funny scenes, "Scream 4" successfully spoofs the horror genre of the new century by adding new rules to the killer's logic, while providing a good amount of witty dialogues, dark humor and memorable twists.

Scream 3
Scream 3(2000)
½

"Scream 3" is a big disappointment with a huge amount of cheesy jump-scares, goofy scenes and red-shirts who are not developed. It still manages to surprise the viewer with some twist but it ends up being too predictable and using too much recycled material.

From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter

Even though it is better than its predecessor, "From Dusk Till Dawn 3: The Hangman's Daughter" is another cheesy and predictable horror movie which is not worth watching.

From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money
½

A cheap, unscary mess that pays no tribute to the original. "From Dusk Till Dawn 2: Texas Blood Money" features bad acting, a boring story and vampires that insist on throwing people all over the place instead of biting them.

The Change-Up
½

"The Change-Up" is a film you watched a million times before. It does not add anything new to its premise and it is quite long, but it still manages to get a few good laughs every once in a while.

The Artist
The Artist(2011)

"The Artist" pays homage to the silent cinema era with truly remarkable results. It uses sound in pretty fabulous ways and music is most likely its best feature. The silent film aspect of the movie is actually a metaphor for the story - the refusal of the main character to move on from his comfort zone and accept change. Another brilliant aspect of "The Artist" is its performances, specially Jean Dujardin's, which had to convey so much with no words at all.

Rosemary's Baby

"Rosemary's Baby" is all about the helplessness of its inevitable ending. We know the ending, we see it coming; but great character development and a terrific performance by Mia Farrow makes us care about Rosemary; and these facts make it really hard to endure all the suffering the character goes through. A powerful classic which is not scary because of what you see, but because of what you do not see - thus proving our imagination can be the best source of horror.

Army of Darkness
½

Goofy, over the top and just hilarious, "Army of Darkness" is an amazing ending to the "Evil Dead" trilogy.

Dead Alive
Dead Alive(1993)
½

So plain bad it ends up being good, "Dead Alive" AKA "Braindead" is an outrageous piece of film-making from start to finish. It's brutal, gruesome and delightfully over the top.

The Silence of the Lambs

With brilliant dialogues, performances and character interaction between its leads, "The Silence of the Lambs" is a nerve-racking experience and also a milestone in film-making.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Smart, innovative and with the right dose of dark humor, delivered by a sadistic, yet charismatic villain, "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is a scary classic, with an even scarier premise, that is highly recommendable.

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

An amazing entry in the superhero genre, "Iron Man" has smart dialogues, gorgeous special effects and stellar performances (mainly form Robert Downey Jr., who is a natural Tony Stark). Jon Favreau manages to provide us with a story of a rich, narcissistic man made into a superhero in a truly unique way - having its share of action, comedy and even drama.

See No Evil, Hear No Evil

"See No Evil, Hear No Evil" is not perfect, its humor is hit-or-miss and, after a while, the "deaf and blind" jokes start getting obvious and not funny. It is still watchable, though.

The Wizard of Oz

"The Wizard of Oz" is funny, innocent, beautiful and scary, frequently at the same time. A truly delightful experience which teaches about friendship, dreams and our inside fears. A true masterpiece everyone can and should enjoy.

Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
½

It is a truly epic drama, with some hints of science-fiction, with a somewhat peculiar premise at first. "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" offers witty dialogues and amazing performances - further enhancing the experience; which may seem ordinary at first but soon develops into something far more complex and enjoyable.

Mindhunters
Mindhunters(2005)
½

Predictable and featuring some really bad dialogues and performances, "Mindhunters" does little to retain the viewer's attention.

Blood Simple
Blood Simple(1984)

"Blood Simple" is unexpectedly gruesome and portraits the many flaws of a so-called "perfect plan" - how hard it is to get away from a murder and to deal with guilt. It features a pretty simple setup (enhanced by 4 powerfully acted main characters) that does not develop into something excitingly new, but still manages to maintain the viewer on edge - Sam Raimi's references are delightfully obvious.

Kalifornia
Kalifornia(1993)

Brad Pitt's performance is game but "Kalifornia" gets more and more predictable as it reaches its gruesome finale.

The Breakfast Club

"The Breakfast Club" is powerfully acted and delivers enough character development to turn what seems to be a cliched story into a compelling and touching drama. Its characters may seem like stereotypes, yet as the film progresses and dialogues flow, a greater depth to their personas is revealed.

Marked for Death
½

"Marked for Death" is something you should watch with your brain turned off... It is violent and straightforward; so, basically, your typical Seagal flick - is that good? No, not really.

Cursed
Cursed(2005)
½

"Cursed" tries to be funny and scary; frequently at the same time. Unfortunately, it fails to deliver a compelling experience, relying heavily on cheap jump scares and featuring some god-awful CGI.

The Cabin in the Woods
½

"The Cabin in the Woods" is funny, dark, gruesome and unpredictable. It is a sort of fresh breeze in the slasher genre, featuring amazing dialogues and a solid cast. It celebrates horror movies for horror movie fans and also deconstructs them to the bone.

United 93
United 93(2006)

Emotionally difficult to handle, "United 93" is a powerful and serious drama that represents the final moments of the Flight 93 passengers without adding any inconvenient social commentary.

Wrath of the Titans
½

Even though it's better than its predecessor, "Wrath of the Titans" features painful acting and an illogical plot.

Derailed
Derailed(2005)
½

Predictable and featuring two leads that lack chemistry, "Derailed" may be interesting enough to watch once.

Racing Stripes
½

"Racing Stripes" is a nice family movie, containing enough silly, heart-warming and "horse-racing" moments to please kids and adults alike.

The Wicker Man

Uninteresting and plagued with Cage's painful acting, "The Wicker Man" is something to be avoided.

Detention
Detention(2012)

Illogical and scattered all over the place, "Detention" may have its corny and raunchy comedy, but, apart from it, the viewer is left with a bunch of hit-or-miss comedic lines and a confusing storyline. Even though it has teens as its main audience, this movie does little to appeal to other age groups.

Jerry Maguire
½

A powerful movie featuring good enough drama and comedy to achieve most objectives - Tom Cruise is quite remarkable as this movie's lead.

Monster House

"Monster House" has some interesting ideas and its visuals are quite amazing - on the other hand, the story may be a little too simplistic and its characters are stereotypical figures that do not capture the essence they should.

Grand Canyon
Grand Canyon(1991)
½

Powerfully acted and featuring fluid dialogue, "Grand Canyon" shows the viewers a strong social commentary that intends to demolish boundaries that exist in our society - but previously set by society itself.

Death Becomes Her

Featuring a great cast and amazing special effects, "Death Becomes Her" is a funny, dark comedy with witty dialogues and good social commentary.

An American Haunting

Relying way too much on (predictable) jump scares and featuring some shaky acting, "An American Haunting" is not scary nor interesting.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare

Adding another layer to the mythology, "Wes Craven's New Nightmare" has a refreshing premise which blurs the line between reality and fantasy. Unfortunately,
Heather Langenkamp's acting has not improved over the years.

Prometheus
Prometheus(2012)
½

Its many loose ends and "I don't think so" moments may anger some viewers, but "Prometheus" benefits from eye-popping visuals, strong performances, epic story-telling and subtle "Alien" references. Michael Fassbender's performance as an android is absolutely stunning and viewers shall see the rise of a strong, determined female lead from Noomi Rapace that surely pays tribute to Ripley.

The X-Files: I Want to Believe (The X Files 2)

Character interaction is its main strong point but "The X-Files: I Want to Believe" does not make any sense and has a muddy plot.

Herbie: Fully Loaded
½

"Herbie: Fully Loaded" is a good time for kids; unfortunately, adult viewers will not be as entertained.

I Spit On Your Grave

Even though viewers will not feel any empathy for the main character during act 2 and 3 and some sequences may seem too far-fetched, "I Spit On Your Grave" is a disturbingly brutal and decently acted horror remake.

The Loved Ones

Featuring powerhouse performances by Robin McLeavy and Xavier Samuel, brutal sequences and good story-telling, "The Loved Ones" is a fast paced horror flick that will please gore-hounds while delivering some emotionally resonant drama and some twists of its own.

Friends With Benefits
½

Despite a predictable plot and a third act that does little to differentiate itself from all other romantic-comedies out there, "Friends with Benefits" features great character interaction, witty dialogues and likeable leads.

Antichrist
Antichrist(2009)

Some viewers may find it misogynist or too violent, but "Antichrist" is a disturbing masterpiece which benefits from powerhouse performances from Dafoe and Gainsbourg and it is a showcase for Lars von Trier deep, raw vision of life and death.

Journey 2: The Mysterious Island

Disjointed, illogical and featuring "in your face" 3D, "Journey 2: The Mysterious Island" fails to deliver a compelling adventure. It may have some laughs and eye-popping visuals, but most will find it raunchy, predictable and scattered all over the place. It is an example of a "so bad is good" movie.

The Grey
The Grey(2012)
½

Amazingly paced, featuring fleshed-out characters and just gruesome enough to get the viewer on board with the danger, "The Grey" is a satisfying tale of survival with an edgy atmosphere. On the other hand, it may feel too depressing at times and there are a couple of scenes where what is happening is hardly believable.

Mrs. Doubtfire

It has some better than average performances and a little more insight than most comedies, but "Mrs. Doubtfire" never rises above its silly premise.

Knight & Day
Knight & Day(2010)

Its cast is likeable and a few scenes are somewhat funny but "Knight and Day" feels disjointed and way too long. Furthermore, making Cameron Diaz blackout every couple of scenes is somewhat tiring after a while.

The Lion King

A true animation masterpiece, "The Lion King" features gorgeous animation, talented voice acting and a stunning soundtrack. Furthermore, its emotional resonant scenes and well-developed characters end up delivering powerful touching moments.

Beauty and the Beast

A magical, enchanting, colourful and, sometimes, dark romance, "Beauty and the Beast" benefits from beautiful animation, epic scenarios and catchy songs. It is perhaps Disney's classiest movie.

Marvel's The Avengers

"The Avengers" delivers an unforgettable experience featuring a talented cast, gorgeous 3D/CGI and an amazing script. It also has its share of laughs, but these certainly do not get in the way of the story, contributing to a sense of care for most characters. Joss Whedon managed to mix so many different personalities and story arcs and still deliver a truly epic movie.

Frankenstein
Frankenstein(1931)

"Frankenstein" is a horror classic. It is scary, stylish and has true entertainment value.

Little Miss Sunshine

Sweet, well-crafted and amazingly acted, "Little Miss Sunshine" is a comedy/drama just about everyone can love.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
½

Filled with breathtaking CGI and mesmerizing performances, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2" is an epic conclusion to the "Harry Potter" series.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" is a remarkable movie featuring believable drama, powerhouse performances and amazing CGI. It also manages to tell a compelling story for 2 hours and 30 minutes without getting uninteresting.

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is a welcome addition to the series. It is emotionally resonant, well-acted and features amazing CGI. It does everything right to prepare the viewer for a spectacular finale.

Thor
Thor(2011)
½

Clever dialogues, stylish action scenes and emotional depth turn "Thor" into a truly enjoyable cinematic experience.

House On Haunted Hill
½

It is a little short and its concept is simplistic but "House on Haunted Hill" has some scary moments and it benefits from the Price's performance. An horror classic.

Shark Night 3D
½

"Shark Night" fails to deliver anything advisable. It has low quality gore, no nudity and the acting is more painful than a shark bite.

Return to House on Haunted Hill
½

"Return to House on Haunted Hill" is your typical cheesy, messy and unnecessary B-movie sequel.

Repulsion
Repulsion(1965)

Polanski manages to deliver a disturbing tale about a character who disintegrates mentally. In the first hour, "Repulsion" enforces character development; it isn't until the second hour, when the film begins to get darker, stranger and more surreal, as Catherine Deneuve's character stars loosing her grip on reality and the lines between reality and dreams are blurred with some very suggestive rape sequences and sexuality.
Polanski's attention to sound is most impressive, as silence is a great way of building tension and some sounds are amplified - thus getting viewers more involved.
The cracks on the wall representing Carol's shattering mind and hands bursting through the wall representing the character's repulsion are just a few extra touches that make this movie a true masterpiece.

Heartless
Heartless(2010)

It has a decent concept and better than average performances from its cast, but some goofy scenes and the option of giving audiences the choice to make their own conclusions widely affect "Heartless". It is enjoyable, but it is also forgettable.

A Cinderella Story
½

Shallow, simplistic and clichéd, "A Cinderella Story" is an unnecessarily entry in the rom-com genre.

It Happened One Night

Innocent and utterly sweet, "It Happened One Night" is a romantic-comedy which has interesting, well-developed characters, comedic scenes and emotional depth to spare. It is a classic that has a lot to teach to many modern rom-coms.

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids(2011)

Realistic, funny and featuring both emotional depth and heart, "Bridesmaids" is everything a comedy should be. It also has great characters, boosted by its cast performances.

American Pie
American Pie(1999)

Relying heavily on slapstick humour, "American Pie" is not the best example of comedy; however, it manages to deliver some laughs with all its likeable characters.

The Back-up Plan

"The Back-up Plan" manages to deliver a few laughs due to its charming cast but it also ends up being like every other bad rom-com; so bland and predictable, viewers may want to skip it without giving it a try.

Birthday Girl

"Birthday Girl" starts out as a rom-com and ends up trying to be a thriller - that is when it goes downhill. Even though this change is not smooth and the movie feels disjointed, there is some fun to be had and some funny scenes.

Dead Meat
Dead Meat(2004)

So bad. illogical and painful to watch it is not recommendable at any level whatsoever. Everyone should avoid "Dead Meat".

Law Abiding Citizen

Unreal, predictable, sadistic and way too extreme, "Law Abiding Citizen" is not a recommendable thriller.

Bedazzled
Bedazzled(2000)

"Bedazzled" is good fun for less demanding viewers but its humour its mostly hit-or-miss.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor
½

Even being a CGI-fest does not save "The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor" from being a boring and joyless adventure. Also, the decision of substituting Rachel Weisz was not wise.

The Mummy Returns
½

"The Mummy Returns" has great CGI and it is a fun ride full of action. Unfortunately, there's no character development and the plot is paper thin.

The Mummy
The Mummy(1999)

"The Mummy" has little substance, but it also has its moments. The acting is somewhat goofy, the humour is childish and the dialogue is laughable, but as a family movie, this movie manages to shine.

Far Cry
Far Cry(2008)

Absurdly awful. It's boring and feels long even at 90 minutes.

The Hangover Part II
½

Much more violent than its predecessor, "The Hangover Part II" does little to differenciate itself from the first entry of the series. It does have hilarious scenes and its crew comic timing is as sharp as ever, but this movie it's almost a copy of the first one.

National Treasure: Book of Secrets

It may not get many points for feeling real, but "National Treasure: Book of Secrets" is good family fun - just like the first entry of the series.

National Treasure

"National Treasure" is innocent fun - not ment to be taken seriously. It may be a little long but it is a recommendable family movie.

Ninja Assassin
½

Bad CGI, bad acting and cheesy dialogues prevent this movie from being a "so bad is good" one. Instead, this movie is so bad, it is just plain terrible. It fails to deliver the so promised pulpy action or even an interesting story. It also feels too long, nonsensical, slow and boring.

The Edge
The Edge(1997)

"The Edge" offers an interesting survival tale, powered by strong performances by Hopkins and Baldwin; unfortunately, its fun is drained by a formulatic script, extension and slow pace.

From Dusk Till Dawn
½

A fun, gory and over-the-top ride, "From Dusk Till Dawn" is a "pleasant" B-movie which benefits from good performances and decent CGI.

Bolt
Bolt(2008)
½

"Bolt" features enough eye-candy, comedy and emotion to be recommendable.

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

"Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian" is more of the same, but it still is a great family-friendly movie with the right amount of silly action and cheesy humour.

Night at the Museum

Kids will definately enjoy "Night at the Museum" but demanding viewers will see it as a hollow flick with CGI overload.

Hollow Man
Hollow Man(2000)
½

Apart from eye-candy, "Hollow Man" offers little to be recommendable.

Death Sentence

"Death Sentence" is boosted by good performances and it's dark and action-packed. On the other hand, it's highly unreal and way too violent and extreme, changing genres abruptly.

The Emperor's New Groove
½

"The Emperor's New Groove" has little depth; on the other hand, it features hilarious scenes and the voice acting is top notch.

American Pie Presents: Book of Love
½

"Book of Love" is unfunny, unpleasant and uses an old tired formula.

La Jetée (The Pier)

Charming and featuring innovative technical style, "La Jetée" offers a detailed story (for such short 27 minutes) and unsettling suspense.

The Hunger Games

It may be slow at times and its PG-13 takes away most of the fun but, boosted by powerhouse performances and an uneasy atmosphere, "The Hunger Games" is able to stay loyal to its source material and deliver an emotional and action-packed adventure.

The Thing
The Thing(2011)

Despite uneven CGI, "The Thing" is a watchable horror flick that provides a "pleasant" distrust element.

Source Code
Source Code(2011)

"Source Code" benefits from good performances and solid action. It includes emotional depth and enough characterization to be a good time.

District 9
District 9(2009)
½

Emotionally resonant and visually stunning, "District 9" is a welcome addition to the sci-fi genre. It has great character development, a different take on the "alien" subject and its implied social-political commentary is interesting to say the least.

Monsters vs. Aliens

It may not have the innocence nor the depth of most animated flicks, but "Monsters vs. Aliens" is a recommendable ride for anyone who is looking for a decent animated comedy.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

Touching, visually stunning and, once again, with great characters, "Toy Story 3" stands above all second sequels. It has everything; from emotional depth to great voice acting. Everyone should be able to relate to this masterpiece.

Date Night
Date Night(2010)

Steve Carell and Tina Fey carry "Date Night". It isn't as funny as it should be, but it still manages to deliver some laughs.

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)

"The Muppets" is an amazing tribute to the loveable gang, which returns after a long 12 years wait. This family movie has everything, from emotional resonance to amazing musical numbers, from character development to comedic timing. It also respects its source material, making itself a delightful nostalgic experience for viewers who grew up watching Jim Henson's creations, but also being able to please newcomers alike.

Skyline
Skyline(2010)

The acting and dialogue in "Skyline" are so abhorrent that most viewers will find themselves begging for the movie to end.

Hugo
Hugo(2011)

"Hugo" is a mesmerizing tribute to the art of cinema. Coherent, innocuous and ambitious, this movie has a lot going for it. Unfortunately, it may feel rather slow at parts.

The Fourth Kind

Even though it offers a few chills, "The Fourth Kind" is painfully slow and it desperately tries to claim the movie provides real footage, which gets rather annoying after the first scenes are over.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
½

It may be a little too gooffy and illogical at times with the Ewoks scenes but "Star Wars - Return of the Jedi" is a satisfying conclusion to the epic sci-fi saga.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
½

"Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back" further develops the concept of the first entry of the series to a whole new level. It provides a lot of eye-candy but it does not endanger its emotional ressonance nor character development by doing so. It manages to balance all its advantages to provide the viewer to an amazing sci-fi experience.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

A classic that redefined the sci-fi genre. "A New Hope" features more character development than your usual blockbuster and it also excels at a technical level.

Season of the Witch

"Season of the Witch" isn't so bad it's good. It's just so bad it's terrible.

Double Jeopardy
½

"Double Jeopardy" sure benefits from strong performances but it does little to be different from any other thriller out there.

Ghost Ship
Ghost Ship(2002)

"Ghost Ship" has nothing going for it.. It features no scares, no plot and its acting is average at best. No one sould board this ship since it is far more effective as a comedy than it it is a horror flick.

The Island
The Island(2005)
½

"The Island" is a typical Michel Bay movie; it featurs a lot of cheesy action, no character development and an illogical plot.

Doghouse
Doghouse(2009)

Offensive and not funny, "Doghouse" is a "Shaun of the Dead" rip-off which has an unexplainable hatred for women.

Fright Night
Fright Night(2011)
½

"Fright Night" has enough scares, laughs and gore to be an advisable horror flick.

Real Steel
Real Steel(2011)

It may be a little too long and its far from original but "Real Steel" has great choreographed action sequences and enough character development to rise above your average popcorn flick.

Paranormal Activity 3

It relies heavily on jump scares, so it is basically signing every away to other horror movies. Still, "Paranormal Activity 3" manages to deliver some chills and it also benefits from good performances from most of its actors. It may show a little too much, though.

Hanna
Hanna(2011)
½

"Hanna" manages to deliver satisfying fighting scenes, powerful performances and a lot more character development than your usual spy flick.

Drive Angry
Drive Angry(2011)

It has a lot of mindless action sequences, but "Drive Angry" is too cheesy to work. Its dialogues are laughable, its acting is awful and it feels painfully long even at just 105 minutes. Also, normal physics do not work in this movie.

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

Boosted by powerhouse performances, "Crazy, Stupid, Love." is as good as romantic comedies get. It manages to be a touching and pleasant comedy, featuring clever dialogues and likeable characters. The only downside is that it cannot dodge its genre clichés.

The Blair Witch Project
½

"The Blair Witch Project" manages to deliver its chills and thrills by making audiences imagine what's beyond the camera's reach and not showing its main "antagonist".

Contagion
Contagion(2011)

Focused on the social nature of its subject and featuring lots of insight about it, "Contagion" is surprisingly fresh. It also shows an unnerving truth which makes it unsettling frightening and believable.

Splice
Splice(2010)

"Splice" benefits from an interesting premise, which deals with some taboo subjects, and a capable male lead. On the other hand, its dialogue is laughable, the story is predictable and full of horror clichés.

Attack the Block

"Attack the Block" has its share of laughs, scares and social criticism. It greatly develops its characters, turning the usual "thugs" into characters with much more personality. Also, it benefits from a capable (unknown) cast. On the other hand, the movie follows a well-known storyline, the dialogues are not polished enough and its special effects are a little cheesy. Plus, decoding the film's British slang can (and probably will be) a pain.

Final Destination 5

Amazingly, this is definitely the best entry in the franchise. It still isn't perfect but "Final Destination 5" manages to develop its characters slightly better and it also offers some (literal) twists, which make it a little more interesting. It is also nice to see how this entry ties into the first one. Unfortunately, its cast is average at best and the new formula is not fully explored.

The Final Destination
½

"The Final Destination" (AKA "Final Destination 4") uses the same formula so there is little room to innovation. Its script is just like the previous 3 and the acting is appalling.

Final Destination 3
½

This third installment is just like its predecessors... Gory, silly and not that good.

Final Destination 2
½

Its cast is not as bad as it was in the first instalment of the series, but "Final Destination 2" still has some drawbacks. It uses the same formula as the first one, so it is not as fresh and it still has a paper thin story.

Final Destination
½

It really has a new and interesting premise, but "Final Destination" fails to deliver a better experience mainly due to an inexperienced.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

"Spider-Man 3" is overstuffed with characters, which means there is a fairly large amount of plot holes in it. It may have amazing action scenes and it may still be a welcome addition to the franchise but this movie will not win many new fans.

Machete
Machete(2010)

"Machete" delivers some thrills due to its goofiness and outrageous violence. Its dialogues are flat, its character development is muddy and it features insane special effects and fight scenes - so basically, it is everything people should expect from a Grindhouse flick. It also features illogical cameos from several well-known actors. It isn't perfect, but then again, it does not need to be.

Are We There Yet?

Unfunny and featuring unlikeable characters, a predictable plot and bad actors, "Are We There Yet?" is a huge messy film which is impossible to recommend on any level whatsoever.

Trespass
Trespass(2011)

"Trespass" manages to create a somewhat edgy atmosphere and it also benefits from Nicole Kidman's performance. On the other hand, it suffers from every single cliché an home invasion movie could possibly have and Nicolas Cage's worsening performance. It gets repetitive, uninteresting and even a little too violent. It is also highly predictable. It is still watchable, though.

Vampires Suck

"Vampires Suck" is worse than the thing it is making fun of.

Avatar
Avatar(2009)
½

Even though its story is far from original and it is, sometimes, a little predictable, "Avatar" features great performances, amazing character development and lots of eye-candy. James Cameron managed to create a world of his own and it really is an outstanding piece of film-making.

The Spy Next Door
½

"The Spy Next Door" has too much talking, not enough fighting and it isn't that funny.

Snowglobe
Snowglobe(2007)

"Snowglobe" is your typical Christmas movie. It isn't perfect, but then again, it doesn't need to be.

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice(1988)
½

"Beetlejuice" is innovative, funny and macabre. It also benefits from goofy acting and Tim Burton's strange ideas. The only downside is that it gets a little too raunchy at times.

College
College(2008)

"College" is unfunny, offensive and, sometimes, disgusting.

In Time
In Time(2011)
½

It may have an interesting premise but "In Time" is painlessly slow, boring and predictable so, basically, it is just a waste of its own subject.

The Incredible Hulk
½

"The Incredible Hulk" is action-packed, violent and funny; it's everything people should expect from a huge green smashing monster movie.

Captain America: The First Avenger
½

Even though it is a little lengthy, "Captain America" is stylish and action-packed; it also benefits from fine performances and a decent story. This is as good as superhero movies get, so everyone will be able to enjoy it.

The Lion King 1 1/2

It 's funny to see a different explanation for everything that happened in "The Lion King" and "The Lion King 1 1/2" manages to be pretty funny at times; unfortunately, demanding viewers may think its a little too short on story and it is not as enjoyable as it should have been.

Burlesque
Burlesque(2010)

Christina Aguilera is surprisingly good and its musical number are hypnotizing but a paper thin story and forgettable supporting characters make "Burlesque" an average musical featuring beautiful women.

Melancholia
Melancholia(2011)

"Melancholia" shows most of its twists at the beginning but it manages to build up tension and deliver an interesting and powerful drama. It benefits from a powerhouse performance from Kirsten Dunst and a different take on the depression and apocalypse subject. Its character development is brilliant; characters evolve into their entire opposites and it is surprising to watch some characters' confidence perishing as Melancholia is approaching.
Its soundtrack is also a delight to listen to and it makes "Melancholia" a truly remarkable and mesmerizing piece of film-making.

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

"Perfume: The Story of a Murderer" has a really unlikeable lead and it's way too long; on the bright side, it's a visual treat and it manages to respect its source material. It also benefits from Alan Rickman's amazing performance.

Pineapple Express

It may be a little too over-the-top, but thanks to Seth Rogen's and James Franco's comic timing and amazing chemistry "Pineapple Express" is a fun ride.

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
½

"Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle" is an funny flick featuring powerhouse performances and enough surprises to compensate its lack of initial originality.

Get Him to the Greek

It is a little too cheesy and crude but "Get Him to the Greek" features hilarious scenes and great performances.

Insidious
Insidious(2011)
½

"Insidious" is creative and quite scary at first but it soon evolves into a typical horror movie with cheap thrills and a lackluster ending.

Jurassic Park

"Jurassic Park" portraits a fantasy world with style. It features an interesting concept, great animatronics and the mighty T-Rex scene.

Jurassic Park III

"Jurassic Park III" is an enjoyable movie. It features lots of dinosaur action and some average performances. Unfortunately, the plot is paper thin and it couldn't be more simplistic.

The Task
The Task(2011)

It offers an edgy atmosphere but it doesn't quite deliver anything else. A standard B horror movie which is enjoyable enough to be recommendable. It has an interesting premise and the special effects are not overused. On the other hand, bad performances from most of its actors, B movie cheesiness and an ending full of "twists" may discourage some viewers.

Catfish
Catfish(2010)
½

A shocking documentary. "Catfish" may start off as a typical documentary but it soon evolves into something entirely unexpected. Its last 30 minutes are brutally dramatic.

Saw 3D
Saw 3D(2010)

Lacking character development, decency and entertainment value, "Saw 3D" is a gross out torture porn flick. You're dead Jigsaw... So please, stay down.

Moulin Rouge!
½

Colorful and over the top, "Moulin Rouge" is a musical just about anyone can enjoy. It may change its genre a little too often - starting off as a parody, which does not take itself too seriously, and ending up being way too dramatic - but, thanks to a capable cast, it is an excusable downside.

I Love You, Man

Simplicity and great performances make "I Love You, Man" an hilarious experience. Featuring likable characters and a fast-pace, this movie will please most viewers. Another great thing about it is that it avoids getting too dramatic towards the end, like most romantic-comedies.

Family Guy Presents Stewie Griffin: The Untold Story

Any viewer who enjoys "Family Guy" will have a good time watching this extended episode.

The Midnight Meat Train

Despite a lackluster ending, "The Midnight Meat Train" is typical slasher movie, with an unusual premise, which manages to deliver a few surprises of its own.

Uninhabited
Uninhabited(2011)
½

It has some chilling moments and the soundtrack is pretty well crafted; unfortunately, "Uninhabited" is boring (for the most part) and features a male lead who cannot act, a muddy plot and a predictable and illogical ending.

Eden Lake
Eden Lake(2008)
½

"Eden Lake" is full of bone chilling moments and it's disturbingly realistic. Great performances save it from being just another average horror movie and turn this trip to a paradisaic lake into a scary, memorable and twisted piece of film-making.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
½

Even though it's not the best of the series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is another welcome entry in the "Harry Potter" franchise. Unfortunately, it feels rushed since it turns the biggest book of the collection into a 2 hour movie.

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

"Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" benefits from great performances from all its leads, high quality special effects and well developed characters; its dialogues are clever and emotionally resonant. It may be a little long but, since it features so many outstanding qualities, the extended duration can be easily forgiven.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Darker than the first two installments, "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" manages to deliver great story-telling, detailed character development/interaction and eye-popping visuals.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets
½

More mature than its predecessor, "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" has great family entertainment value. Even though it has a more sophisticated story and an increased level of "violence", the second installment of the series is a ride most people will not want to miss.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
½

It may start off as a clichéd kids movie, but "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone" soon evolves into a magical ride filled with well developed characters and eye-popping visuals which will please adults and kids alike.

The Human Centipede II (Full Sequence)

Nauseating and illogical, "The Human Centipede II" is just like watching an extended version of "2 Girls 1 Cup". There is no character development and the absurd timeline doesn't quite help the viewer to get a sense of orientation. Boring at first and way too extreme towards the end.

Anaconda III
Anaconda III(2008)

"Anaconda III" is as cheesy as B-horror movies can get. Bad acting, awful special effects and no plot.

Alone with Her

The hidden-camera perspective is far from original but "Alone with Her" benefits from two strong leads and features enough thrills on its on (it did amp up the creep factor seeing the stalker witness the main character's private moments since she becomes as familiar to you as she does to the "villain") On the other hand, some of its material is pushed a little too far and it sounds unrealistic at times.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus
½

It may be a visual treat powered by strong performers but "The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus" feels disjointed and confusing.

Hostel
Hostel(2006)
½

"Hostel" is Roth's twist on the political-subtext horror, questioning America's role on the world stage.
Were it not for the opening shots of flesh and blood being casually washed down a drain the viewer could be forgiven for thinking that this is not a horror film but a hedonistic stoner romp around Europe. But Roth is playing with audience expectations, giving the viewer a chance to empathise with the protagonists, particularly the signposted "good" boy. That he doesn't end up being the final boy but just another slab of meat is one of the many twists that make "Hostel" so gut-wrenching but also filled with gallows humour.
Once "Hostel" has established its warehouse of death the film never really lets go, becoming a gruelling ride of desperation, torture and pain.
What sets "Hostel" apart from other recent gore-flicks is that it has the confidence to build up its characterisation before launching into the atrocities, making its unflinching violence far more potent.

Priest
Priest(2011)
½

"Priest" is boring and incoherent. It also features bad special effects and some cheesy fight scenes.

Enchanted
Enchanted(2007)

"Enchanted" is your typical Disney fairy tale with a slight modern twist. This twist makes it entirely fresh and original, pleasing both children and adult audiences. "Enchanted" also benefits from a powerhouse performance from Amy Adams and a constant nostalgic feeling due to its Disney references. An innocent, classy and welcome family movie featuring likable characters and a familiar, yet pleasantly warm, storyline.

Drop Dead Gorgeous
½

It has good moments but it may be too raunchy and unfunny for some.

Van Helsing: The London Assignment
½

It tries too hard to be cool and it ultimately fails. It's too short, repetitive, disjointed and, even though it is better than the original "Van Helsing", it is not recommendable.

Rear Window
Rear Window(1998)

It may not be as good as Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece thriller but "Rear Window" (1998) benefits from great atmosphere and you can see the original references scattered all over this capable remake.

Your Mommy Kills Animals

It's disturbing, but it also exposes the truth. It has the ability to have the viewers question their beliefs about animal shelters and major organizations like PETA, HSUS, etc. It truly is presented with an aggressive social commentary which may be a little too extreme; on the other hand, and as previously stated, this method is mind changing. It manages to show several opinions, which vary greatly from one another, divided by balanced camera time and by main target. A true animal rights/welfare masterpiece.

The Nightmare Before Christmas

Catchy songs, perfect voice voicing and an interesting twist in the second act make "The Nightmare Before Christmas" a must-watch.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Amazing voice acting and miscellaneous movie genres make "Corpse Bride" an animation victory. Highly innovative, hilarious and with a "ghastly" atmosphere this movie will please children and adults moviegoers alike.

The Bachelor
The Bachelor(1999)
½

"The Bachelor" makes an overused and uninteresting premise into something far worse. A total pain to watch.

Cabin Fever
Cabin Fever(2002)

"Cabin Fever" is not that scary and is a little too gory. On the bright side, Eli Roth knows exactly what makes the audience squirm and it uses it to its full potential. Furthermore, "diseases" aren't usually horror movies' subjects, so it benefits from a simple, yet frightening, premise.

Exam
Exam(2008)
½

"Exam" fails to deliver an interesting story and suffers from a lackluster ending; it also fells unrealistic and pushed too far.

The Mist
The Mist(2007)

It is beautifully filmed and it benefits from good performances from its leads, but questionable special effects and a deep social commentary may put some viewers off (not to mention its sadistic and over the top ending).

The Shawshank Redemption
½

"The Shawshank Redemption" benefits from mesmerizing performances from Tim Robbins and Morgan Freeman, intense (and constant) character development and precise story-telling. It is a compelling, touching and overall brilliant drama.

Aladdin
Aladdin(1992)

A true masterpiece. It has emotional depth but also comedic momentum; its characters are energetic,charismatic and likable which contributes to its family-type genre. Catchy songs, dazzling visuals and a constant nostalgic feeling make this Disney movie an instant classic.

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
½

It may be a little too over-acted for some viewers and it may also be too light on story but "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief" makes great use of Greek Mythology and there is enough eye-candy for both kids and adults.

Devil
Devil(2010)

Suspenseful and offering an intriguing premise, "Devil" has enough chills and thrills to be good. Unfortunately, it starts off in a somewhat awkward way and the ending could be better.
Even though it is not perfect, it manages to build up tension and it benefits from a capable cast and chilling momentum.

Buried
Buried(2010)
½

Touching, claustrophobic, dramatic and intensely distressing, "Buried" takes a simple concept into a whole new level. Ryan Reynolds' performance is simply amazing and believable. 90 minutes of pure suspense and agony.

Zombie Strippers
½

If you turn your brain off you will have a blast. You'll get no substance and a lot of vulgarity, but also a lot of laughs in a movie that doesn't take itself seriously.

Paul
Paul(2011)

"Paul" has some funny moments and proves Seth Rogen's undeniable quality as a voice actor; unfortunately, this movie does not deserve the actors it has - they are too good for it.

How to Lose Friends & Alienate People
½

Only sporadically funny and filled with vulgar humor, "How to Lose Friend & Alienate People" is the sort of movie you should skip unless you are looking for some brainless ride.

Drag Me to Hell

"Drag Me to Hell" is disgusting, scary and hilarious - everything you should expect from a Sam Raimi's movie.

Bad Teacher
Bad Teacher(2011)

It sure has its moments but in the end, "Bad Teacher" is incoherent, unfunny and way to boring to work. It feels like a compilation of different TV sketches which were put together by a paper-thin plot. Cameron Diaz's character isn't exactly the most likable character either; so this movie has little going for it.

Horrible Bosses
½

"Horrible Bosses" has almost everything you want in a comedy. A great cast, chemistry between its leads and likable characters all around. Jennifer Aniston's performance was amazing - sexy yet funny.
Most of its jokes hit their target and there's hardly any boring moment in this movie - even in the beginning. Mostly, as said earlier, due to a wonderful cast of experienced actors.

Grave Encounters

A huge disappointment... Despite a solid first act (perhaps a little overacted, but it seems that is what they were looking for) and some decent performances , "Grave Encounter" turns out to be a "REC"/"Blair Witch Project" ripoff. During the second act, it starts getting a little over itself; it throw some ideas which are not necessarily good. Its weakest point is definitely its last act which gets repetitive, boring and somewhat scare-free. It's a shame really; it could have been a great movie - it has decent unknown actors, a nice set, etc.
Despite its errors and flaws, "Grave Encounters" is still watchable.
Unfortunately, the viewer may have the feeling the directors made everything they could to ruin this flick. Instead of keeping it simple, they added a lot of special effects (which are not that good) which don't really go well with this sort of camera work.
Basically, a good premise crushed by bad ideas.

The Spirit
The Spirit(2008)
½

Even though it has dazzling visual effects, the movie makes no sense, there is no character development and the whole flick feels disjointed.

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

Offensive but also innocent, "Borat" is a mockumentary about Borat, a man who visits the USA to learn more about the people and their traditions. It all ends up being an amazing achievement due to Sacha Baron Cohen's goofy and, at the same time, strong performance.

Bruno
Bruno(2009)

You'll find yourself laughing until you cry in most part but, sometimes, "Brüno" can be way too offensive.

Orphan
Orphan(2009)
½

It starts quite slowly but it soon evolves into a dark humored horror movie. It benefits from great acting and a somewhat original concept in the horror genre. Towards the end, after an amazing twist, it gets a little too predictable but it still manages to shine.

Quarantine
Quarantine(2008)
½

It has little respect for its source material - the spanish movie "REC"; but it still has its moments. Unfortunately, it does not use the first person perspective film making to its full effect.

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

It is better than the first one; but it's still a huge pile of CGI crap. Take the special effects out and you have nothing.

I, Robot
I, Robot(2004)

Amazing special effects and an intriguing plot make "I, Robot" a cool movie to watch. The only bad thing about this futuristic flick is its lack of emotional depth and human emotion. But again, it's a movie about robots.

Alien
Alien(1979)

Alien surely makes up for his lack of scares with its uneasy atmosphere and awesome innovative ideas.Even someone who does not enjoy sci.fi movies will surely enjoy this amazing masterpiece.
All the silence and creepiness accompanying every single scene will have you biting your nails at the edge of your seat.

Aliens
Aliens(1986)

A strong lead, a brilliant "villain" and lots of action make "Aliens" an instant classic in the sci-fi genre. The perfect creature movie.

Lara Croft - Tomb Raider

Angelina Jolie is game but she can't save this video game adaptation from being a below average summer flick. There's actually little nostalgia to fans of the franchise so "Lara Croft - Tomb Raider" is not worth watching.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls(2004)
½

"Mean Girls" takes a boring and really used formula and it turns it into something fresh which, amazingly, provides a decent amount of laughs and shows us how bitchy teenagers can be.

Vantage Point
½

Painfully bad-acted and ripped apart time lines do not help "Vantage Point". It has an interesting beginning but it all feels disjointed and incoherent.

Prom Night
Prom Night(2008)

What happens when you take a bad horror movie and decide to remake it? You get "Prom Night" (2008)... Skip it - don't attend this prom.

Hostage
Hostage(2005)
½

It may benefit from Bruce Willis' performance but "Hostage" is nothing more than a clichéd thriller. It has annoying characters and its premise is highly improbable - if not impossible.

Evolution
Evolution(2001)
½

It has its moments and its a family friendly flick, but most of its humor is hit-or-miss so it ends up trying a bit too hard to be funny.

Stay Alive
Stay Alive(2006)

It may have an interesting premise but it ultimately fails.

Freddy vs. Jason
½

With awful actors and a stupid premise, "Freddy vs. Jason" is dreadfully bad.

Vacancy
Vacancy(2007)

It has little gore, so the torture-porn aspect is not an issue since it relies a lot on psychological menaces. Too bad, it's filled with horror movies clichés and it has despicable characters.

2012
2012(2009)
½

"2012" has a lot of visual lust - unfortunately, it is way too long and suffers from the absence of a capable script. It can (and should) be skipped.

Funny Games
Funny Games(2008)
½

It is a scene-to-scene remake of the original. It may be a little too sadistic but it shows an unnerving truth - looks may be deceiving (and deadly). It benefits from strong performances from all its actors.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)
½

It just like "Shaun of the Dead"; wickedly funny, innovative and with a huge amount of clever dialogue. A must-watch comedy.

Shaun of the Dead
½

Its raunchy, silly and over-the-top. It has high amounts of clever humor and its level of gore is worth mentioning. An amazing romantic horror-comedy - with zombies.

The Happening
½

"The Happening" makes no sense - enough said.

Dinosaur
Dinosaur(2000)

Great animations save this dino-movie from being a dumb kiddy pile of garbage.

Salt
Salt(2010)

What keeps "Salt" from being a predictable and absurd disaster? Angelina Jolie and Liev Schreiber. Apart from some (average)-quality action scenes, "Salt" "only" benefits from strong performances. It's not original (borrows ideas from better spy-flicks), it has a muddy plot and the open-ending (which suggests a sequel) doesn't really make it better.

Disaster Movie

The title is the only thing that is right.

1408
1408(2007)
½

"1408" shows us that there is no need for jump-scares or torture-porn in order for horror to be effective. A suspenseful, thrilling and advisable ride featuring a mesmerizing performance from Mr. Cusack.

Alice in Wonderland

It has a gargantuan amount of eye-candy - and it gets the most of it. Unfortunately, the original story was already hard to follow, so believing the viewers are already familiar with these characters is not the right thing to do. Visually stunning but overall forgettable. Observation: Helena Bonham Carter got her best role to date - the Red Queen.

Resident Evil: Extinction

It has a lot of gun and melee action but it all ends up failing because of the plot. Why? Well, there is none.

Bedtime Stories

It may be a family film but there's no true magic in any of its scenes. "Bedtime Stories" is slow-moving with many hit-or-miss (mainly miss) jokes.

Jumper
Jumper(2008)

Featuring a right-down bad lead actor, "Jumper" never really jumps. It has no character development and no interesting plot-line; Jamie Bell steals all the scenes he is in due to Hayden Christensen's performance.

Planet 51
Planet 51(2009)

"Planet 51" uses recycled material as it tries to be funny. The result: A boring, unfunny animated sci-fi flick that has a constant "been-there-done-that" feel. There's also an outrageous use of "Futurama" jokes.

Cloverfield
Cloverfield(2008)
½

The character's ambitions may be a little too flat and some viewer may be put off by the shaky camera aspect of this movie, but "Cloverfield" is intense, action-packed and stylish.

The 40 Year Old Virgin
½

"The 40 Year Old Virgin" is funny and benefits from a funny premise and great performances.

Van Helsing
Van Helsing(2004)
½

"Van Helsing" is nothing more than a CGI fest.

House of Wax
House of Wax(2005)

"House of Wax" is watchable but dispensable. It has a few jump scares and some atmosphere but it ultimately fails to deliver anything more than an average horror movie.

Marley & Me
Marley & Me(2008)

It tries to be funny at first and touching towards the end and, for the most part, it succeeds. It also benefits from good performances. Unfortunantely, demanding movie-goers might think it's a little too flat.

The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3
½

It may have strong leads but "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" (2009) ultimately fails to deliver an exciting time at the movies.

The Ghosts of Girlfriends Past
½

Predictable and totally dispensable, "The Ghost of Girlfriends Past" is a movie most people should skip.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
½

Hilarious, innovative, gory and WAY over the top, "Tucker & Dale vs Evil" is a delight to watch! It doesn't take itself seriously (and that's part of its charm) and it makes fun of horror movies (just like Scream). It will have you rooting for the "villains" while hoping death upon the so-called victims - an awkward characteristic in movies. We may be facing a horror-comedy classic.

She's Out of My League
½

Even though it has some funny moments "She's Out of My League" has too many romantic comedies clichés. But it still manages to shine a little.

Rio
Rio(2011)

It's a bit flat, at times... But "Rio" has enough eye-candy too please younger audiences. It also benefits from great voice actors.

Hall Pass
Hall Pass(2011)

Despite some decent performances, "Hall Pass" feels disjointed and incoherent. Most of it's scenes feel like separate TV sketches - unfunny and dull.

The Smurfs
The Smurfs(2011)

Just for kids. Despite good voice actors, "The Smurfs" has very little to offer apart from a couple of laughs.

The Last Airbender

Laughable dialogue, awful acting and a lame fighting scenes make "The Last Airbender" a pain to watch.

The House Bunny
½

Anna Faris is better than ever, but "The House Bunny" only provides a couple of laughs. Perhaps a better script could have made this movie a better comedy.

Scary Movie 3
½

Even though it is better than "Scary Movie 2", this third installment is only sporadically funny.

Scary Movie 4
½

It will make most viewers laugh a few times, but "Scary Movie 4" ultimately fails to deliver 90 minutes of pure entertainment. It is better if watched with friends.

Rango
Rango(2011)
½

This movie is funny, inventive and takes us into a whole new world of not-so-attractive creatures with great personalities. "Rango" is not for kids - it's a tad violent and its jokes have some adult content, but if offers enough funny situations and pleasant visuals.

[Rec] 2
[Rec] 2(2010)

[REC] 2 is not as good as the original. But it still manages to deliver some good horror scenes mixed with action. In this second part you will have little compassion for most (if not all) characters because of a "rushed" beginning, which doesn't allow you to get to know the characters.
A little disappointing (too say the least) but still enjoyable.

Kung Fu Panda
½

Swift fighting scenes and amazing voice acting are some of this movie's greatest features. The visual presentation is also good and there is character develop throughout the movie. A fun time at the movies; especially if you are watching it with kids.

Kung Fu Panda 2
½

It's a fun ride to say the least. It has great voice acting and visuals. Its new darker tone may not be as pure for children as the previous installment but "Kung Fu Panda 2" will surely entertain.

Due Date
Due Date(2010)
½

"Due Date" is a bit disappointing, It has hilarious moments but, for the most part, it is just another road trip movie. With its leads, people were right to expect more.

Blondie
Blondie(1979)

It's Blondie... It has to be perfect!

Megamind
Megamind(2010)
½

Benefiting from great voice acting and special effects, "Megamind" is a superhero movie which focuses on the villain. Funny, well-crafted and worth checking out.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)
½

Hilarious and ambitious, "The Hangover" delivers funny events and the chemistry between its leads is great. Despite being a little over the top, at times, this movie has true entertainment value.

The Dark Knight
½

Stylish, full of cool action scenes and highly complex, "The Dark Knight" is an example of how Superhero movies should be made. It benefits from great acting, cool gadgets and it respects its source material.

Jennifer's Body

It fails at many levels... It is neither funny nor scary, it is incoherent and the plot is just plain bad....

Arte de Roubar (The Art of Stealing)

A big step in Portuguese film making.
It's messy, outrageous and over the top... It has good performance and some funny moments.

Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea

Great special effects and a lot a nostalgic moments make "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" a fun submarine flick.

The Thing
The Thing(1982)
½

Despite a lackluster ending and some wacky character development, "The Thing" has its moments. Its strenghts are mostly based on its special effects and gore.

The Descent
The Descent(2006)

"The Descent" has great performances, atmosphere and it also benefits from its lighting. It is scary, claustrophobic and it may also put to the test the moral compass of some viewers.

"How far can someone go in order to survive?" - You may ask. The Descent shows you.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon
½

"The Twilight Saga: New Moon" is boring and way too long. It also features the most uninteresting character in movies ever created - Bella.

Twilight
Twilight(2008)

"Twilight" is not horrible, but it is far from perfect. It may satisfy hysteric girls but it will disapponint "normal" filmgoers since it basically disrespects the vampire genre.
Laggy storyline, boring characters and too much drama.

Grease
Grease(1978)
½

"Grease" is a classic musical with legendary songs and decent clichà (C) performances. Its story is someone familiar and some of the actors just try too hard to sound/act cool, though.

Daybreakers
Daybreakers(2010)

"Daybreakers" is a good vampire movie with brand new concepts that benefits from decent acting and lots of fresh ideas. The downside is that it came out among other vampire rubbish such as "Twilight".

Scream 2
Scream 2(1997)
½

You get a new set of teenagers waiting to get killed and more fun and scares. What's not to like?

Scream
Scream(1996)
½

A movie that makes fun of the horror genre. It is funny, scary and an instant classic.

The Exorcist
The Exorcist(1973)

Awesome special effects and good acting make "The Exorcist" a true masterpiece of horror. Nasty, violent and over the top, this movie will scar you forever.

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2)

Hollow and incoherent, "AVP 2" suffers from bad acting, awful lighting, and a bad story .
The lighting in all the action scenes is so dark that you won't be able to tell what is really going on.

Scary Movie 2

Despite its hilarious intro scene, "Scary Movie 2" is unfunny and dull...

Sucker Punch
Sucker Punch(2011)

Stunning visuals effects (that really make no sense) and epic music make "Sucker Punch" watchable. On the other hand, no character development and boring characters make this movie forgettable.

Friday the 13th

You'll have a pretty good time if you're in for some mindless fun but this is just like any other slasher movie out there

Legion
Legion(2010)
½

"Legion" has lame special effects, no scares and it's overall boring and way too talky. Furthermore, Dennis Quaid was atrociously bad.

Snakes on a Plane
½

It plays exactly to expectations... A movie about snakes... on a plane...
It's decent.

Superman Returns
½

An enjoyable flight with the strongest man around town - good performances, touching and sometimes funny.

Death Race
Death Race(2008)

Violent and action-packed, "Death Race" is advisable for someone who just wants to go for some mindless "fun". Unfortunately, it has little content and the trailer is exactly like the movie itself.

Lake Mungo
Lake Mungo(2009)
½

Touching, unpredictable and somewhat scary, "Lake Mungo" shows us that there's no need for an excessive use of CGI and that true horror can be created in our own minds.

Paranormal Activity
½

Paranormal Activity benefits from great atmosphere and acting. It also got the mockumentary aspect right. It could have had more jump scares and a faster pace, though.

Paranormal Activity 2

Paranormal Activity 2 respects the original and that's part of its charm. It has a lot more jump scares,likeable characters and some good ideas. Unfortunately, it all is a little too familiar and the surveillance camera aspect may not be as appealling as the previously used POV.

The Haunting in Connecticut

Even though there is some fun to be had with "The Haunting in Connecticut", it is full of horror movies cliches and it is overall skippable...

The Unborn
The Unborn(2009)

Dull, predictable and boring, "The Unborn" should have never been born...The trailer fools people into watching it; it actually has all the "scary" moments in in...

The Human Centipede (First Sequence)
½

Even though the movie concept is sadistic and scary, "The Human Centipede" suffers from bad acting, clichà (C) ending and a lack of what it promised to deliver.

The Collector

Another predictable and gory torture porn movie, "The Collector" is exactly like all the other "Saw" movies Marcus Dunstan directed. Even though it fail at a lot of levels, it can sometimes build enough atmosphere to deliver some chills.

Black Sheep
Black Sheep(2006)
½

Black Sheep has everything a B horror movie fan wants - gore, comedy and goofiness. It may have a ridiculous premise but this movie is entertaining and a hell of good time!

Inglourious Basterds

Its final scene may be a little too Tarantino-ish but, all around, "Inglorious Basterds" is smart, innovative and hilarious. Splendorous performances and rebel violence make this a must-watch movie.

Dawn of the Dead

Dawn of the Dead is a worthy remake that works. It's gory, scary and it has all the details a zombie fan wants in a walking (running) dead movie. You will have your share of drama, horror and even comedy.

The Ruins
The Ruins(2008)

Even though its script is lacking luster, "The Ruins" has a talented young cast and a claustrophobic feeling attached to it... Furthermore, a movie that uses a plant as its main villain and doesn't look ridiculous at the same time can be consider a victory.

The Incredibles

The Incredibles is action-packed, smart and has an undeniable charm attached to it. Unfortunately, the super heroes genre is getting somewhat over-explored and it may all sound a little too familiar. Its level of violence is a little bit more than kids might bargain for too... But, still, a good movie.

Piranha 3-D
Piranha 3-D(2010)

Well... It delivers everything it promised to deliver... Killer Fish, Blood and Boobs.

You can't expect anything else from it...

Chicago
Chicago(2002)

Chicago is stylish, sexy and funny and it is a brilliant adaptation of the Broadway musical it bases itself on.

Teeth
Teeth(2007)
½

In a good way, Teeth tries to be scary but it ends up being pathetic and funny. But that is what works in this movie.

The Wolfman
The Wolfman(2010)
½

Having no respect for its source material, "The Wolfman" has a dumb script, no scares and way too much slasher scenes. This movie won't see many full moons.

Princess Mononoke
½

A complex movie with a great plot and an amazing visual presentation that portraits the conflicts between humans and Nature, human emotions and the wilderness of our being.
Princess Mononoke's violence and "adult" content is definitely not for kids.

Slither
Slither(2006)

Slither is as good as B- horror movies can get. You get a capable cast, good laughs, some good old cheesy jump-scares and tons of "look away" moments.

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)
½

A movie about the search for perfection, "Black Swan" proves there is no need for a physical enemy, for our own mind can be our biggest opponent.
Extreme, disturbing and deliciously confusing, "Black Swan" is able to make viewers experience insanity. This psycho-melodrama will definitely scar you.

King Kong
King Kong(1933)

Amazing special effects, a scary giant monster and a touching story makes "King Kong" a classic masterpiece. It's ending is colossal and will mark you forever as "the" ending. "twas beauty th'killed the beast"

Saw VI
Saw VI(2009)

Even though it is an improvement over its predecessors, "Saw 6" is still "Saw". It's not as bad as the others and it has an average cast; but you might call it "I SAW it Already".

Saw V
Saw V(2008)

You will be happy when you see its awful cast getting sliced by the traps. And you'll be even happier when the movie ends.

A crappy, rushed and stupid movie which is way too gory.

Saw IV
Saw IV(2007)
½

It's just disturbing, gory and dull.

Saw III
Saw III(2006)

"Saw III" just repeats the same old formula of its predecessors... That's why it fails.

Saw II
Saw II(2005)

It's gory... But it's also illogical at times... It can be enjoyable if you're just hoping for some blood and guts.

Saw
Saw(2004)
½

It starts out nicely... And it tries (too hard) to send a message to the viewer... Unfortunately, it looses all meaning while approaching the climax and cleverness is substituted with gore.

Catwoman
Catwoman(2004)

Just awful. A joke... A bad one too...

Fantastic Four
½

This is an example of what NOT to do with good comic book characters.Dr. Doom shouldn't be considered a threat since this movie suffers from laughable dialogues and cheesy action scenes.

Sin City
Sin City(2005)

Stylish, original and violent, "Sin City" is a great comic-book adaptation.

Its violence level is extreme and its clever dialogs and innovative camera work make it a whole new experiece.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith
½

It's predictable, but the chemistry between its leads manages to save this action-comedy -as long as you are not expecting much, you'll be able to enjoy it.

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn

Gorier and just as scary and funny as the original, the Evil Dead shows Sam Raimis has what it takes to make silly, yet truly entertaining movie flicks. Its enhanced visuals also make it fly rocket high.

The Evil Dead

A classic B movie. It's just Sam Raimi at his very best. This movie combines gore, scares and laughs with equal glee.

The Day After Tomorrow

Deep inside, this movie is hollow. Apart from its amazing speciall effects, it has nothing worth watching. With bad dialogues and a predictable storyline, "The Day After Tomorrow" isn't a complete disaster... But there aren't many survivors either.

Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street

An enjoyable, dark and bloody musical. It has an intriguing story and a huge support from its leads.
People who haven't seen many musicals in their days will still be able to have a good time when watching Mr. Todd slicing throats wide open.
A movie that might look silly at first glance but that is dark and abhorrent deep inside.

Scary Movie
Scary Movie(2000)
½

It has its moments but there is room for improvement. It uses and abuses outrageous content to make people laugh, which is its strenght but also its weakness.

Troy
Troy(2004)

It sure has cool fight scenes with all its epic and heroic characters; but that's also its main problem. It has no "human" side. But still, strong performances save it from being a total disaster.

Mary Poppins
Mary Poppins(1964)

A classic. Its catchy songs, special effects and overall innocence makes this a movie everyone can enjoy. Julie Andrews' perfomance is remarkable as the awesome baby-sitter who glides with her talking umbrella. This movie is just supercalifragilisticexpialidocious.

Kill Bill: Volume 2

A damn fine conclusion to an amazing first volume. This time, Tarantino goes a different way by giving us a talkier and not as gory movie. But still, it manages to shine. The cast is magnificent and every single dialogue shows some sort of mythology - the sort of mythology that goes with most Tarantino movies.
A truly epic movie.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

A stylish, gory and amazing revenge movie, Kill Bill overflows with innovation and clever ideas. Awesome fight scenes will have you wanting more and more until it reaches its climax at the very end. A truly epic movie with cool soundtracks, amazing cast and bloody excitement. A Tarantino legend.

[Rec]
[Rec](2007)
½

Innovative, well-made and horrifying, REC proves that POV movies can suprise the viewer in every way.

The movie benefits from a strong cast, fresh ideas and a constant "is this real?" feeling.

REC won't let you fall asleep for some time and the last 20 minutes will make you change your underwear at least once.

A masterpiece of horror!

A Nightmare on Elm Street

Not having the in-sight, creepiness or innovation the original had, "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is just another slasher movie with cheap jump-scares, no plot and just plain stupid.

Sherlock Holmes

It's a decent movie that relies way too much on its leads. Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr. managed to save this movie from being a disaster.But you shouldn't expect more than an "average" updated version of the world's best detective.Predictable but also funny, "Sherlock Holmes" can be watched if you don't want to push yourself too hard.

(Rachel McAdams is down-right awful in this movie)

Tangled
Tangled(2010)

Sweet, visually awesome, funny and entertaining, "Tangled" is a fairy-tale most children and adults can enjoy. It teaches some important lessons and manages to keep itself with a fast paced action. It provides us with a story about friendship, love and ambition. With lots of catchy songs, most people will like the experience.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

It's awesome....

It's an epic of epic epicness...

A somewhat awkward beginning will put off some of the viewers and too bad most people won't get half of its video game references.
If you didn't grow up playing videos games, you should definitely skip this epic of epic epicness.

Amélie
Amélie(2001)
½

Well acted, innocent and overall brilliant, "Le Fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain" is proof that you do not need to follow a white rabbit to get to a Wonderland.This movie IS the character development which will provide the viewer with a constant flow of happiness and you cannot help yourself by falling to Amélie's unquestionable charm.It is almost a way of life... It teaches us how wonderful and simple life can be and how we can enjoy every single detail mixed in our surroundings.Simply brilliant.

Untraceable
Untraceable(2008)

This movie tries way too hard to expose the Internet as an hideout for criminals, child molestors, etc... It's just a "SAW-wannabe". A waste of time.

Sorority Row
Sorority Row(2009)
½

It sure is fun to watch some hot, naked chicks running around and being stabbed to death, but apart from a boner, you won't get much more from watching this movie.And the killer's motive is just STUPID.

Zombieland
Zombieland(2009)
½

Gory and plain hilarious, "Zombieland" is the kind of movie everyone can enjoy.

Wonderful character development, a clever script and funny lines make this movie a must-watch one.

Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass(2010)

Gory, action-packed and hilarious, "Kick-Ass" is just awesome.Cool action scenes, a good script and a friendly cast make "Kick-Ass" shine (that didn't sound right).It's a different kind of Super Heroe movie.

Clash of the Titans

This movie is so bad you should prefer to gaze at the medusa's head and be turned it stone.

No script, no character development and just plain boring.

The Last Exorcism
½

A sort of Blair Witch Project that stands up on its own. Due to some good acting and clever ideas, "The Last Exorcism" proves that the POV filming is still as plausible as any other.
It sure is clever trying to scare its audience by having them to know the characters first.
Congrats to Ashley Bell for her role.

The Crazies
The Crazies(2010)
½

Amazingly enough, "The Crazies" works... It is one of the few exceptions where the remake is better than the original. It manages to deliver what the audiences want at a surprisingly fast pace.

Even though you will get the same old cliché lines from horror movies and some predictable material, "The Crazies" has its thrills and chills.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Having tons of slow motion, no plot and no character development, Resident Evil Afterlife fails at every level.Ali Larter spends the whole movie more worried about her hair then her acting.Wentworth Miller wants to give us that bad boy look but his acting is anything but suitable for this kind of movies.Milla Jovovich is just "meh"...Even though I did not watch this movie in 3D, I suppose the camera works were pretty good.If you want slow motion, explosions, zombies and crappy action scenes, this movie is for you.