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Movie Ratings and Reviews

The Dark Knight Rises
½

A very fitting conclusion. Could have been a little thicker plot wise, but overall, absolutely amazing. It might be just as good as the previous, or almost.

Saw V
Saw V(2008)

The one good thing about this film: Julie Benz.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

A mediocre remake, what else is expected by Platinum Dunes. Would have been a better sequel to the original story that this mess of a remake. The acting was what saved this film, however, and a slightly interesting twist on the original story. There was little to no suspense though because you always knew when the victim was in the dream world, due to lack of direction.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy's Revenge
½

The second worst out of the franchise. This one lacks the scares and the depth to its characters and suffers massive plot holes and weak acting from a terribly feminine leading man, obviously trying to make it feel like a male Nancy.

The Hunger Games

It was a good movie but the plot has been done before (Battle Royale, much?) But this film drug on a little bit making you almost beg for them to start killing each other. But it PG-13 was the wrong rating for this, making it feel like Twilight with weapons.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
½

Jackson's terrific and thrilling, and long awaited, return to middle earth with this new and not as dark or serious adaptation of the Hobbit. This film was very entertaining and fueled with emotion and nostalgia as well as a much more humorous story and gaggle of characters, as the Hobbit is a children's book. Admittedly the film can be slow in some parts, but I don't know why people are ragging on the deliberate pace and added story from other tolkien works. More of the Jackson and Tolkien middle earth is never a bad thing. Also, another thing the film is getting poor reviews for is the fact that this does not live up to the standards of The Lord of the Rings. If you go into this film expecting LOTR, you will be disappointed because it is not. It is The Hobbit, a less serious and just as entertaining and very greatly fleshed out version of Tolkien's book for CHILDREN. Jackson did an amazing job at adding much more story to this less than stellar plot from the book and studded it with subplots and side quests that actually make sense and add so much more to the story and characters as well as the world of middle earth. I for one and eagerly awaiting the second installment of this trilogy as well as the third. Then it will be a sad day for all as that means that there is absolutely no more of middle earth to enjoy, at least from Peter Jackson.

Once upon a Time in Mexico

A great closing act on the Mariachi trilogy full of great characters, action and full of humor as well. This sequel does not disappoint and surpasses its prior films.

Smokin' Aces
Smokin' Aces(2007)

Intriguing premise and interesting story with a great and funny cast with a whole heap of action. Worth a watch or two.

Halloween
Halloween(2007)

A great remake that actually adds to the terrific story and legend. Gives the Michael character a scary reality to him without changing too much of the story. Great thrills with great characters. Zombie adds more mystery and intrigue to the series that he expertly closes with the beautifully made H2

Cursed
Cursed(2005)
½

Scream meets Werewolves, just with less interesting character as a whole, besides the main two. Just as fun as the other Craven and Williamson mash-ups.

Fast & Furious 6

They had me at the return of Letty

The Lords of Salem

I loved the direction Rob Zombie took with this film and how dark and mysterious he made it. I hope people know that this was meant to be more of a psychological thriller than a horror film. I for one understood what Rob was doing in this film and how smart he played it, making the film that much more enjoyable. It was very sensible as well as very creative. It kind of got a tad weird toward the end, but the way the film went in direction, it almost fit really well. this movie was a slow burner, and most people will not respect that, let alone have the attention span for it, but if you stick with it, appreciate it, and have an open mind, you will be rewarded. It feels very much like a Roman Polanski film with a little but more vision and creativity that would come from a person whose lives revolve around music videos. It got a Rosemary's Baby vibe throughout the film and I loved it for it. Rob is definitely showing his range as a filmmaker, creativity, and artistic vision and writing with this newest film and he maintains my respect for it. Now I do agree with most of the film critics when I say that I wish there were more scares in the film, but I love its unrelenting creepy and dark tones throughout. People also need range when it comes to film so they can appreciate what Rob Zombie has done while making this film, even if they did not like it.

Southland Tales
½

Keeping with the Kelly pattern, this film is very deep, thrilling, confusing and mysterious with a great story hidden behind a vast array of dark comedy. An underrated film that needs some more attention. Keep in mind though while you watch it, it is more of a dark comedy than anything, do not take it too seriously or you won't get the jokes as well as not enjoy it. Give it a watch.

Coneheads
Coneheads(1993)

I mean, it's kind of funny. Amusing SNL skit made movie.

Van Helsing
Van Helsing(2004)
½

Good story, interesting characters with a good spin on the classic legends, just a little lack luster.

Vacancy
Vacancy(2007)

Great thriller. Great acting. Interesting story.

The Fly
The Fly(1986)
½

An amazing remake that is guaranteed to shock and awe you. A classically renditioned classic full of character, thrills, terror, and imagination. One not to miss.

Scream 2
Scream 2(1997)
½

Just as fun as the first and just as interesting. The "Scream" franchise is one of Craven's best.

The Strangers
½

One of the first movies to actually scare me, which is a rare thing nowadays. This makes a whole new genre or itself, it is not a horror film, but a terror film.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

An amazing finale that brings everything onto the table and together.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

The best scenes of the trilogy with the best action as well as character development and story. Purely put together and perfected.

Inception
Inception(2010)
½

Terrific thriller and great story with all of the right elements of film put together. Never have dreams been so interesting and mysterious.

Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare

This film is easily the worst of the series with Freddy being a laughable shadow of what he once was. Almost all of the horror elements used in past "Nightmare" films were gone, including the seriousness. With a terrible director, story, effects and parody like feel, this entry is a poor excuse for a "Nightmare" film. You can just see how far they have gone from Wes' masterpiece.

I Know What You Did Last Summer

On par with "Scream" just with more aggravating characters (sans Gellar and Hewitt, not so much Hewitt). Very fun thrill ride that delivers on the scares as well. Could have been better though, it was missing something.

Scream
Scream(1996)
½

The best slasher franchise that is loaded with wit, humor, and thrills as well as scares. This first "who done it" installment started a whole new take on horror that leaves the audience breathless. As fun as it is scary. You will always remember this film's opening.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose
½

One of the best, scariest and well made horror films I have ever seen. The atmosphere was so dark and intense and the thrills and scares were many, mostly from the terrific performances and the psychological and mental images that are brought to the surface. Jennifer Carpenter easily out-performs Linda Blair and is so sympathetic and terrifying at the same time.

Red State
Red State(2011)
½

The most original of Smith's works. He steps out of the comedy genre and into the horror genre for the first time ever, it's hard to believe he hasn't been there his whole career. You will be completely exhausted by the end of this movie from all of the surprises and twists as well as the adrenaline filled ride. You'll never be able to guess what will happen next every time.

Resident Evil: Retribution

Incredibly fun movie to watch. This would have easily been the best entry in the series if it weren't for the dialogue that seemed a little pushed and generic. Great decision to include past great characters, Namely Michelle Rodriguez's Rain Ocampo. Rain makes a terrific protagonist as she does an antagonist. The ending also seemed a little hurried after the final showdown, which was terrific. Another complaint would be the use of the past characters seemed underutilized. Why re-introduce beloved characters if you're not really gonna do too much with them and then get rid of them throughout the movie? Very fun movie though that looked more polished and greater than the last. This one actually felt like a video game with levels and bosses.

Spring Breakdown

This film is utterly hilarious as it is awkward. The perfect cast. I would have gone with a different route with the ending, talent shows and those types of competitions have been done. But Posey, Pohler, and Dratch make the perfect match as three awkward friends with one awkward friendship you just can't help but laugh at what they go through together and how they react to what's popular and what they missed in college. A must see comedy. If you enjoy laughing 'til tears come out, you'll love this film.

Buffy the Vampire Slayer

A rough start to what would be one of the greatest TV series ever.

H2: Halloween II

The most realistic horror film in a long time. This film is so psychological that it's no wonder it wasn't well received....because people didn't understand it. Rob Zombie continued his excellent retelling revival of a dried up story, grounding this one and continuing the only logical paths for everyone affected by Michael, including himself, to take. Of course Michael is on the verge of mental collapse, I mean, he was already crazy in the first, almost from the beginning, and now with surviving a bullet to the head? Yeah, of course he is having visions of himself when he was innocent as well as his dead mother, the only person (besides Boo) whom he loved. All of the other characters also take on the roles that this event builds around their lives. Annie is also a mess but she has taken on the Mother role to Laurie who is an all-out mess, to her father by watching out for him and making sure he is always healthy. Loomis, realizing the successful goldmine he stumbled over in the first, is going to want to wet his whistle after already getting a taste of fame. Everyone in this film is a wreck, there is little to no hope and struggling adjustments, surviving with each other. If you ask anyone who survived an ordeal like this, such as yours truly (not anywhere near this caliber), they're going to tell you that it is a struggle to adjust with everything physically and mentally to the point where your mind is being torn apart, which is EXACTLY the case with Laurie. This film is brutal, bloody, but terrific. Zombie does it again and structures a terrific story with amazing characters and a unique vision. I recommend that if you do see this film PLEASE PLEASE watch the DIRECTOR'S CUT. His film was significantly decreased and skewed for its theatrical release. You'll see his brilliance with his vision.

Stake Land
Stake Land(2011)

Wait, vampires are scary again? This film does a vampire film right and is just as brutal as brutal can be.

Halloween: Resurrection

The only really good thing about this film and its connection to its predecessors is its semi-poetic opening with Laurie Strode and Michael. Not much else follows after that.

Final Destination 5
½

A surprisingly better installment in this kicked to death franchise about death kicking back.

Wes Craven's New Nightmare
½

The return of Craven to the "Nightmare" franchise in this scary and meta sequel. Nancy's return is just as great. This film is a very unique and fresh take on the series that was greatly needed. This film has many subtle references and amazing images and symbology behind the entire film as well as successful use of Meta than most films. The return of the fear, story and everything else makes this sequel a cut above the rest along with the 3rd.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 5: The Dream Child
½

The beginning of the worst "Nightmare" films. Not the least bit scary, but it is interesting and fun to watch with an OK story and a handful of interesting characters.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4: The Dream Master

This was another very enjoyable "Nightmare" film with a great final confrontation with Alice merging with her friends to beat Freddy. This film was not as good as the excellent third installment but not the worst out of the series and still had a great and original story, unlike its followers (Sans New Nightmare)

The Bride of Frankenstein

Naturally this is seen as the cinematic classic it is, but you can see in this film the increasing humor and lack of seriousness that caused its downfall (when paired with Abbot and Costello)

Semi-Pro
Semi-Pro(2008)

Another great and hilarious Will Ferrell film about a one-hit-wonder star who used his money to buy a declining basketball team and allows hilarity to ensure. One of Ferrell's more grounded comedies but the story is actually pretty good for one of these films and the characters, as well as the writing and the jokes, are great. Close to non-stop laughs.

Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (Not) Advance
½

An amazing sequel to the movie remakes of the classic Evangelion films. This one rises over the first as well as adds so many new and great things to the original storyline, new characters as well and completely new directions. More for the fans of the show, but a great surprise for anyone who watched the first.

Evangerion shin gekij˘ban: Jo (Evangelion: 1.0 You Are (Not) Alone) (Neon Gensis: Evangelion 1.01 You Are (Not) Alone)
½

An amazing first (of four) installment of the new and remade movies of the entire Evangelion series. This not only kept the greater moments from the first few episodes, but added great new scenes, plots and concepts. This leaves a promising future for this revitalized franchise.

Shin seiki Evangelion Gekij˘-ban: Shito shinsei (Neon Genesis Evangelion: Death & Rebirth)

An amazing film for anyone, not just fans of the genre. A superb remake of the last two episodes of one of the most original, and greatly written stories ever. Fans of the show will appreciate this a little more, by already knowing most of the plot line.

Fright Night
Fright Night(2011)

A very rare remake in which it surprisingly surpasses the original. The cast, effects, script, and suspense/comedy were great. A much better than expected film than it let itself on to be. The film is nothing less than entertaining throughout. You'll have fun the whole time.

Hellboy
Hellboy(2004)
½

A close to perfect comic book adaptation with a vast amount of originality on Del Toro's part. Great action, cast and effects, as one usually expects from a Del Toro film.

Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit
½

Everything great about Wallace and Gromit encompassed in this great and funny film.

Close Encounters of the Third Kind

Classic alien film. This is when the bar for U.F.O films were set.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Watching this, you wonder if they read the comics at all. They tried to ground the film too much, making Spidey NOT having powers to shoot web himself, in a film where a man turns into a giant lizard...... This film was mainly made for the Twilight demographic as it is pretty much the Twilight of Spiderman films.

28 Days Later

The way zombie films are meant to be made. It's not the dead we should fear, its the living.

Hard Candy
Hard Candy(2006)

A Misery-esque film with great characters, all three of them, and terrific thrills and suspense. Page really gives Kathy Bates a run for her money.

Misery
Misery(1990)
½

An amazingly acted acted thriller full of depth and mystery as well as thrills and chills. A terrific performance by Bates making her the terrifying girl next door with a mental problem. An artistic classic.

Donnie Darko: The Director's Cut
½

Richard Kelly shows us that he may be young and new, but he can indeed craft a hell of a story with terrific detail, plot and characters all thrown into mystery and chaos. This is one very original story that will cause you to scratch your head and leave you wanting more. This dreamlike films is amazingly acted and directed and everything you want from a Sci FI thriller.

Carrie
Carrie(1976)

A very stylish and expertly written story, on King's part, that shares heart with story and hands us a very innocent, lovable girl that warms your heart when she is happy and turns her into a telepathic killing machine all the while you are still cheering for her. A Classic.

Shaun of the Dead

A perfect blend of horror and comedy that slowly switches from all out comedy, half comedy, half horror, to full horror without any knowledge from the audience while watching this terrific film. Wright shows that he can indeed direct a masterpiece and that he and Pegg can scribe a great story with amazing detail and humor that encompasses everything that makes a horror/zombie film great as well as comedy. Wright offers us gold that we all will willingly take.

Re-Animator
Re-Animator(1985)
½

An amateurish adaptation of a Lovecraft masterpiece. It is slightly scary but quickly becomes very satirical very fast and with an unlikable lead with a subpar story, that is way too fast.

Halloween
Halloween(1978)
½

A close to perfect classic horror film with a great story, with huge imagination and mystery. This film shows you that you don't need blood to scare you.

House On Haunted Hill
½

One of the first scary, yet campy, ghost fueled horror films.

Pan's Labyrinth

An absolute amazing film with terrific effects with very little CGI, a masterpiece. Del Toro solidifies himself at having a masterful imagination and direction that makes us all crave more. This terrifically written film is an adult's fairy tale full of beauty and violence.

[Rec]
[Rec](2007)

A terrifying found footage film made in all of the right ways. This film did for zombies/rage fueled machines and apartment complexes that The Blair Witch Project did for the woods. Great acting and even better direction. What you struggle to watch is great.

The Silence of the Lambs
½

The first ever horror film to win an oscar and with the story, direction and wonderful acting by Foster and Hopkins you'll never question why. A masterfully made film that juggles two separate plots very well. A thriller for the books.

Ringu (Ring)
Ringu (Ring)(1998)

Interesting ghost story that develops into something much bigger. One that delivers on the scares and the hair tugging suspense that we crave that only fuels our fear. One of the few, classically made "scary" films letting you know the Japanese's sense of imagination and what scares us.

The Loved Ones
½

A terrific new and fresh take on the horror genre. This does everything right that most "torture porn" films do wrong, making it much much more than that. Grotesque sequences and oddly likable characters with a few exceptions. The further the story goes, the more there is to like from revenge to redemption with satisfying character development all the while. A great new horror film well made and expertly directed.

Evil Dead 2: Dead by Dawn

This quasi remake almost undoes everything Raimi did in the first, which wasn't much, making a joke if itself the entire time.

Rosemary's Baby

Polanski once again delivers on the field of home paranoia and a nightmarish dreamscape making one never feel safe. Farrow puts on a very real an amazing performance as a mother who wants nothing more than the safety of her baby.

Psycho
Psycho(1960)

There's a reason why they call this a classic. It might not be scary anymore, but it is the first film of its kind with a whopper of a story.

Them!
Them!(1954)
½

Terrific acting and amazing effects (for the time) with an actually surprising story and a good amount of twists with a great direction throughout.

Repulsion
Repulsion(1965)

A terrific looking slow burner of a mentally ill girl left alone while her mind is breaking. Polanski once again makes a home feel more like a terrifying nightmare of a battleground. A classic gothic style horror story, a la Psycho, that delivers on fear.

The Evil Dead

This film is too ridiculous and doesn't take itself seriously. You can't tell if it's bad writing or just a joke in general.

Aliens
Aliens(1986)
½

A sequel that practically makes the first one seem inferior in every way. Terrific thrills, story, characters (if you can remember them all) and amazing effects for the time. A film you'll never forget.

Tucker and Dale vs. Evil
½

A terrific black comedy that completely twists the vantage point of the slasher genre. Great laughs and amusing characters. Lovable leading men and heavy, heartfelt humor.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
½

It may be a little slow but it is never uninteresting. This American adaptation is practically the same, let's face it, but hey, you can't fix what isn't broken. A great thriller with an interesting mystery behind it.

X-Men: First Class

A terrific return to the X-Men at their prime. A prequel worthy of its title.

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids(2011)
½

One of the best women-fueled comedies out there ( Spring Breakdown anyone?) Wiig gives an incredibly fun and believable performance to let you know it's film where she should be. This is a film to re watch for a long time to come.

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)
½

Quite possibly the epitome of everything Muppet. Jason Segel did an amazing job at bringing back the Muppets for a new generation that is heavy in humor as it is in heart. Everyone will love this movie as it has everything a Muppet film should be expected to have and more.

The Innkeepers

A slow burning horror film that has good scares that you'd be a fool to miss.

The Grey
The Grey(2012)

Terrific suspense fueled ride. Left a lot to the imagination towards the end.

Kung Fu Hustle

Still as great as it was in '04. Terrific laughs and amazing fight sequences.

The Cabin in the Woods

One of the most original horror movies EVER made. The story is just amazing, the characters are all so smart and so real and the scares are just as common as the great laughs you'll have. This film turns the entire genre on its ear, just like Scream once did, and may even do it better. It does a complete 180 halfway through the story that you will never guess the outcome. One of the greatest film of the year, if not the decade.

The Secret World of Arrietty

The Borrowers unofficial remake. Done well I could say.

The Haunted World of El Superbeasto

A raunchy cartoon with a great sense of humor. You can really see Rob Zombie trying something new and it reflects pretty well. Worth a watch at least.

Lady in the Water

A fantastical adult fairy tale that nods to the ones we grew up with. Great effects, interesting characters and an enchanting story. If you give this film a chance, you most likely will not be disappointed.

Sideways
Sideways(2004)

An ok film with some interesting characters, but you have to face that fact that it can be terribly boring.

Big Momma's House
½

It might be worth a watch, but you won't really notice if you pass this one up.

Saving Private Ryan
½

Probably one of the best war movies ever made, these aren't just soldiers, they're people.

The Truman Show
½

A truly amazing film that keeps you invested in the story as well as laughing. It makes you think twice about whether or not you are really alone.

Robots
Robots(2005)
½

A little light on the overall story but very heavy on the laughs. It's hard to stop once you start.

Easy A
Easy A(2010)
½

Funny as it is witty. Emma Stone sets herself up for success.

She's the Man
½

A surprisingly funny, and witty, little comedy.

Thor
Thor(2011)
½

One of the best heroes gets an even better lead in to The Avengers than the other. Great action, characters, story and direction. Everything a Marval film should be. Hemsworth gives a great performance.

Marvel's The Avengers
½

Terrific directing, great action and characters, great writing, great group. Just great all around.

Jumper
Jumper(2008)
½

Great action and effects, ok thriller. Missing some things.

Super Troopers

The Broken Lizard group strikes gold with this hilarious film, well written and funny characters.

The Devil's Rejects

Rob Zombie's amazing follow up to House of 1000 corpses. Terrifically written film with great scares, thrills, laughs even with a nitty and gritty feel that makes you crave more. By the end, you WILL be rooting for the brilliantly written Devils and wonder how you could have done that after watching the prior events.

The Town
The Town(2010)
½

You're totally fooled into actually thinking that this is Affleck's directorial debut. You'd of thought he did that before acting. Terrific film with a great story.

King Kong
King Kong(2005)
½

A fair remake with an interesting story. Talk about a slow burner.

Prom Night
Prom Night(2008)

An absolute mess of a remake. Nothing of the original is in this film, except maybe the prom......yep.

The Forbidden Kingdom

A great and interesting kung-fu movie with two masters coming together. Terrific action.

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)

I actually liked the story and action for this film. More could have been put into the villains.

Batman Begins
½

Great opening to Nolan's trilogy.

Charlie's Angels

Great adaptation, great cast, funny writing and even some action in there, hmm.

The Thing
The Thing(2011)

A good prequel, one of the few, that sticks with the original. Great acting and great effects.

The Crazies
The Crazies(2010)

Awesome remake that actually surpasses the original. Terrific thrills and scares and an interesting story with believable characters.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Great intro to a great Villain, Bellatrix Lestrange, played by Helena Bonham Carter. Great ensemble film.

Batman Returns

A much better sequel. Tim Burton MAY have opened a comic book for this one, probably not.

V for Vendetta
½

Amazing adaptation. One of the few successful ones. Great film with great story and action as well as acting/characters.

The Ring
The Ring(2002)
½

Above average remake with good thrills.

The Descent
The Descent(2006)
½

Terrific horror and even better take of women being represented in horror. Terrifying and brilliant film.

Fargo
Fargo(1996)
½

Terrific film with thrills, laughs, mystery and a great story with interesting characters. Oh yeah, sure.

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)

Terrific film brilliantly made with immense detail and directing. The epitome of the action genre and comedy rolled into one. Edgar Wright, as always, delivers an amazing film that surpasses most.

Superbad
Superbad(2007)

Annoying characters but full of good laughs.

Planet of the Apes
½

A fresh and new interpretation of The Planet of the Apes series. Great effects with great actors. Story could have been a little better, however.

Speed Racer
Speed Racer(2008)
½

Great visuals but a lacking story.

Watchmen
Watchmen(2009)
½

A great adaptation of the Graphic novel. Great action, terrific characters and beautiful effects. All in all a great film.

Flightplan
Flightplan(2005)

A great thriller with a great performance, as usual, on Jodie's part.

Suspiria
Suspiria(1977)

A golden oldie horror. Another slow burner but that gets made up for in thrills and mystery/suspense.

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)
½

Interesting sequel, just missing a little something. Hey is that a new Rhodes I see there?

Batman
Batman(1989)

Tim Burton makes a great, but very very slow burning, movie about, who else, Batman. A lot of things are missing, however, due to the lack of any particular knowledge of the Batman saga on Burton's part which is clearly evident in this film.

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)

A great spin on vampire/plauge movie with great thrills and interesting story. Great cast with better acting.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
½

A not so thrilling third entry to this series. Good film, but most of the characters do UNcharacteristic things to make them less believable, but good movie nonetheless.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

A great middle piece for the series. Chalk full of action and fun. Great time.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

The first of a fantastic and well written series with great characters (if you can get past Elizabeth Swann and Will Turner's obnoxious relationship). Great film.

Inglourious Basterds
½

Amazing film with a great twist on the overdone topic of Hitler and WW2. You'll never be able to look away, mainly bc of the vast amount of subtitles. Tarantino makes another successful film with terrific characters and an original story.

Death Proof
Death Proof(2007)

Amazing film, sort of a slow-burner, but stick with it and it delivers. Tarantino makes you love his great characters and fear for them in the outcome of this terrific story. A female revenge movie done right.

Planet Terror (Grindhouse Presents: Robert Rodriguez's Planet Terror)

Not as good as Tarantino's Grindhouse film but a terrific action film with a great set of characters nonetheless.

Sin City
Sin City(2005)

An over the top action movie adapted from a graphic novel in a graphic novel like world. Fantastic film.

Kill Bill: Volume 2
½

A terrific follow up to the fantastic first installment. Not as much action as the first, but much more is going on from story to characters. How sequels should be made.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

Quentin's fourth film and first step into a complete action movie as well as away from his Tarantino-esque style of dialogue and story development, but this is a true testament to the nitty and gritty of kung-fu action movies that make you think they should all be like this.

Little Nicky
Little Nicky(2000)

A terrifically fun movie with a great sense of humor, and Ozzy!

Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown(1997)
½

Probably Tarantino's slowest burning film, but that doesn't make it any the worse. A great adaptation from the great Elmore Leonard, so much is happening with all of these terrific characters, you'll get lost in this terrific story, which is exactly where you need to be.

From Dusk Till Dawn

Very interesting twist on the horror genre and Vampire genre. Half of the movie passes before the vamps are even revealed, giving you time to bond with the characters and the anti-heroes that are the Gecko brothers.

Desperado
Desperado(1995)

Terrific action film with a great set of characters and story.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

One of Quentin's masterpieces. So much is happening in this movie that there is no one genre this can fit into. You either love or hate this great movie, there is no in between, and as you can see, most people love it. Unforgettable films with a terrific story and characters, as what you'd expect from any Tarantino film.

True Romance
True Romance(1993)
½

Terrific story fueled with action as well as love. The cast and story drives this straight to the classics

Reservoir Dogs

Quentin's amazing claim to fame. Quite possibly the best heist film ever made.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno
½

Like all of Smith's films, this is hilarious and terribly amusing as well as interesting. You will never be bored. The great cast of characters and the setting and just the writing in general makes this film great. You'll be surprised when you find yourself almost crying or just wrapped into the sincere story and forget about the fact that the cast is making a porno.

Live Free or Die Hard
½

Another terrific installment in this action packed franchise, probably the best of them all......so far.

Clerks II
Clerks II(2006)
½

A rare, terrific sequel. This has everything the first had, besides being in black and white, and more. Like all of Smith's films this is hilarious and surprisingly heartfelt and keeps with the same style, format, and humor the first one had. This is a movie to love and add to your collection. You'll find yourself smiling from ear to ear from the overall story, humor, and just the characters being real and emotional. Great flick.

Jersey Girl
Jersey Girl(2004)

Completely underrated Smith film. His first PG-13 film that steps back from his normal films and creates something fun to watch with a lot of heart and humor.

Daredevil
Daredevil(2003)

It has its moments, great cast, but all in all, not the best hero movie.

Dogma
Dogma(1999)

Humor so good and smart with a religious overtone that makes you forget that Jay is talking about drugs and sex throughout the movie. Very good film.

Chasing Amy
Chasing Amy(1997)
½

The best, funniest and raunchiest romantic comedy out there. Smith makes gold again.

Mallrats
Mallrats(1995)

Not smith's best work, but still a Smith movie. This film was funny with great characters full of unforgettable moments.

My Soul to Take
½

It was a very good attempt at a creative new spin on the slasher/horror thriller genre. People need to view this film with an open mind. The story, if you actually pay attention instead of ragging on the film, had a deeper story line and an all around original take on how the people of today deal with loss and confusion (and those pesky awkward teen years). It was a very entertaining film to watch, and I rate films harshly.....usually. 7.5/10!

Feast
Feast(2006)

Fun humor that makes fun of itself, the best, and most serious, of the series.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back
½

Fantastically fun movie with Smith's great wit, humor, and characters that accompany all of his films. This film is one of his funnier installments. It's a little over the top, but that is what's to love about it. You will rewatch this movie again and again, like all of Smith's great films.

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer

This follow up is not as good as the first, but just as fun. It lacks thrill and scares a little but the new cast is fairly good, besides Jack Black's small character. Worth a watch at least.

Scream 4
Scream 4(2011)

I honestly think that this newest installment is one of the best. It doesn't forget its roots but embraces it. It's story is just as interesting and scary as they always were. Craven picks back up the reigns like he never let them down. This film is also much more beautifully shot than the rest. The characters are just as great as they ever were as well, all smart and witty without missing a beat. It was hard to see them all go, but this is a ride you won't want to miss.

Shocker
Shocker(1989)
½

Not Craven's best. More cartoony than scary.

A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors
½

One of the best "Nightmare"s with a great cast and great story, if only it's direction from first time director (Russell) could have been as great. It was missing Craven's thrills, scares, and most of his imagination, but regardless this film is fantastic.

The Hills Have Eyes, Part 2

An ok sequel, but most of the movie is just flashbacks from the first.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

The first horror movie to scare me as much as interest me. Dreams are strange and touchy topics, which is what makes this movie so interesting as well as mysterious. A must watch for anyone that calls themselves a horror fan.

The Last House on the Left

Still a great horror movie today.

Broken English
½

Not a terrible love story. Much better than any "romance" film being released for most audiences these days.

For Your Consideration
½

Another great Guest Mockumentary.

Fay Grim
Fay Grim(2007)

Jason Bourne meets Parker Posey. Hal Hartley's "The Bourne Identity" but with more story and less (much less) action.

Frankenstein
Frankenstein(2004)

Could've been better. All made-for-TV movies could be.

A Mighty Wind
½

The best Mockumentary I have ever seen with so many characters that are all interesting and funny.

Josie and the Pussycats
½

Hilarious adaptation of the classic Cartoon of the same name. Continues to slam you with joke after joke as well as wit (and even a little heart). Very unique take on teen pop bands and a pretty amusing story. (Posey's Fiona makes for the perfect revenge seeking, half-heart villain).

Scream 3
Scream 3(2000)

Easily not the best one, but it has great returning character and very interesting new characters (especially Parker Posey). The main thing lacking from this movie is Kevin Williamson's wit, humor and thrill as well as himself.

The House of Yes

One of the best, and most unusual dark comedies I have ever seen, but that's what makes it so great. It embraces the awkward.

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)

Interesting take on completely normal (albeit Andrew) teens obtaining new powers and not necessarily knowing what to do with them. Great Sci Fi flick

The Three Musketeers

Has a very "Pirates of the Caribbean" feel to it. Interesting plot with strange characters. A new and creative take on a older story.

A Perfect Getaway

Great thriller. The plot goes with the audience, causing us to go one way while they deliver the interesting twist.

.45
.45(2006)

Milla and Aisha give life to this lifeless story. Not too bad