Parker Richmond's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

Dear White People

Witty and eye-opening, this satire is quality entertainment that intelligently breaks down ignorance towards racial differences while giving the audience engaging characters to follow.

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

While the action scenes can be quite dazzling and the idea of Abe Lincoln battling vampires is outlandishly appealing, the film has a feeble script that doesn't fully support the admittedly fun action.

Men in Black III

With plenty of humor to spare and charismatic performances from the leads, MiB3 is a breath of fresh air to the franchise that feels more closely related to the memorable original than it does the forgettable first sequel.

Kill Bill: Volume 2

Although this second entry in the Kill Bill saga replaces excessive violence with dialogue, this is nonetheless a highly enjoyable film that is just as enticing as the first and proficiently displays the same dark wit as its predecessor.

Viva Las Vegas

Despite its sometimes dull script and being frustratingly anticlimatic, the exuberant performances from Elvis, and especially Ann-Margaret, along with some catchy musical numbers make this cheese-fest worth the while.

Wrath of the Titans

The special effects are undeniably fantastic, but the entire plot has a considerable amount of incoherency, and lacks conviction from its characters and weak dialogue.

The Darkest Hour

This film thrives on its countless cliches to keep its sloppy script stuck together, and the substandard special effects add nothing to the tediousness.

The Lookout
The Lookout(2007)

Even though it doesn't answer all its questions, this film still has convincing performances, a tight script, and a vast showcase of emotion that help tell a suspensful tragedy about coping with irremediable decisions.

Forbidden Planet

Although I'm not familiar with Shakespeare's "The Tempest", this film still features top notch special effects, an intelligent script, and boasts an extraordinary amount of imagination. Forbidden Planet is a rare jewel of its time, and a fun venture into pure science fiction.


With loads of good humor, boundless imagination, lovable characters, and boasting a poignant story, Pixar's Up is an alluring animated adventure that tells a beautiful story about finding light and happiness in the face of sorrow.


There are too many times in this film where the slapstick humor is dry and the crudeness of the characters is too overbearing, but there are still moments where the juvenile spirit evokes some wholehearted laughs.

Sharknado 2: The Second One

As appalling as the acting can be on top of all the unavailing human interactions, this sequel still propels even more of the shark-attacking, chainsaw-weilding absurdity that made its predecessor so infectious.


The action scenes along with the special effects create some fun moments, but the film suffers from a weak script that gives the film a tedious tone whenever there isn't any action happening.

Changing Lanes

With Jackson and Affleck effectively portraying their slowly disfunctioning characters, this is a tense drama that examines how moral principles can be deteriorated and spiral out out of control.


Although it falls victim to predictability and can be completely absurd at times, this action thriller still delivers a few heart racing thrills and is led by another thrilling performance by Liam Neeson.

Son Of God
Son Of God(2014)

The greatest story ever told succeeds in its epic scope and delivers some truly emotional moments, but its stale acting and watered down script doesn't allow Son of God to tell the great story to its fullest potential.


Poltergeist is a rare jewel in the horror genre. It's a terrifying supernatural thriller that has a versatile script, engaging characters, and has plenty of magnificent special effects that assist in delivering the scares.

Tim Burton's Corpse Bride

Tim Burton successfully constructs a film with an absorbing atmosphere that has both a sweet and melancholic tone, and has plenty of engaging songs that help the film whisk along without a dull moment.

Hudson Hawk
Hudson Hawk(1991)

There's a certain likability towards some of the humor in this film, but it consistently stays infantile and the characters are never more than one-dimensional and almost always feel insignificant.

Conan the Barbarian

This Conan has some decent action scenes, but Jason Mamoa lacks the same charisma that Schwarzenegger had as the lead, and the script is shallow and doesn't have the same memorability as the original.

The Exorcist
The Exorcist(1973)

An iconic horror movie for its time, this classic holds up well all these years later thanks to its impressive visuals, strong performances, and an enormous amount of terrifying shock value that has helped serve as a pioneer for future demon possession films to come.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

Twisted, stylish, and full of energy, this part one revenge flick exhibits an exciting display of adrenaline -pumping butchery, with some moments of guilty pleasure to boot.

Cop Out
Cop Out(2010)

The script is juvenile and boring, Willis and Morgan are given horrendous dialogue that overshadows their charisma, and the entire film goes from being unfunny to downright irritating.

Mystic River
Mystic River(2003)

With sincere and powerful performances, a dark atmosphere, and plenty of dramatic moments to go around, this film is a dreary and tragic human story that will leave the emotions stirred.

The Happening

The concept is intriguing, but the execution is awful due to awkward and unappealing characters, and an incomprhensable plot that grows more frustrating as the film progresses.

Act of Valor
Act of Valor(2012)

The script and acting might not be the strongest, but the impressive camera work brings the action scenes to stunning life and the Navy SEALs add a sense of reality to every scenario thanks to their experinces of real-life heroisms.


The envisioning of a dumbed down futuristic society can be visually amusing at times, but the film can't make its premise as interesting as it could be and has characters that are more irritating than they are funny.

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li

As most video game adaptations go, this one falls under the similar bad spell of containing a feeble script, having no emotional resonance from its cast, and being almost utterly depleted of excitement.

The Condemned

Sure, this is a mindless action flick with trite dialogue and a cast that's completely expendable, but at least it does its job in delivering some hard-hitting action to compliment the asinine script.

The Eye
The Eye(2008)

Aside from a fairly thrilling finale, the rest of this film for the most part features dry acting, a stale plot, and is almost entirely absent of any original scares, not even being able to at least create a creepy atmosphere.

The Omega Man

Although the post-apocalyptic setting is impressive, the film suffers from a confused tone, unappealing antagonists, and an overall lack of thrills.

Red Dawn
Red Dawn(1984)

Other than maybe a few decent action scenes, this is a ridiculous war film thats poorly conceived anti-communist message gets completely forgotten by a propsterous plot and awful characters and dialogue.

Live Die Repeat: Edge of Tomorrow

Featuring superb performances from Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt, captivating action scenes, an enormous sense of humor, snappy dialogue, and an intelligent script, Edge of Tomorrow is an extraordinary sci-fi action thriller that is exciting and fast-paced from start to finish.

Open Water
Open Water(2004)

The believability of the human drama is what helps create tension and a sense of helplessness in this low budget thriller that effectively increases as the film progresses.

The Fog
The Fog(1979)

Fun and spooky, this chiller uses the slow-build method that works thanks to interesting characters that keep our attention long enough to reach the satisfyingly ghoulish finale.

Kiss of the Dragon

Jet Li is phenomenal in his role, and the martial art skills on display are exciting to watch, but the film suffers from numerous implausibilities and a lack of interest outside of the action scenes.

Bram Stoker's Dracula

With outstanding effects, great performances and being unashamedly fun, this version of Dracula is a solemn, but exciting take that effectively mixes the horror and romance of the classic tale.

3 Days To Kill

It can be fun at times, but this action film suffers from a dull first half, poorly executed script, and a lack of devotion from Kevin Costner and his less-than-stellar supporting cast.

The Quick and the Dead

Despite having a stiff lead whose entire supporting cast seems to be more interested than she is, this Western still manages to work with stylish camera work and a surprising amount of dark wit.


This psychological thriller isn't as provoking as it could be, and its focus on deranged men of faith is poorly interpreted and clichéd. However, the film greatly benefits from the determined performances of the cast and Matthew McConaughey's engaging flashback commentary.

Project X
Project X(2012)

This is a stale comedy that is completely incomprehensible, unnecessarily obscene, and poorly made even by the lowest of found-footage standards. The longer you watch it, the quicker your intelligence diminishes.

Alice in Wonderland

This live-action interpretation of Wonderland is filled with plenty of vibant and wacky visuals, but fails to deliver any emotional depth or new interest beyond its already nonsensical story.

Brokedown Palace

Despite a worthy attempt by the cast, this film lacks a versatile script and features bland dialogue that never creates any drama, but is rather nothing more than complaining and pettish pleaing.

Silent Hill
Silent Hill(2006)

While it's creative with its visuals at times and shows some signs of promise in the beginning, this video game adaptation ends being an empty spectacle that has a badly disjointed plot and eventually exhausts its welcome.


The combination of the casts engaging charisma, outstanding stunt work, exhilirating action scenes and delightful humor makes Supercop a fun film from start to finish.

The Protector (Tom yum goong) (Warrior King)

The pacing can feel muddled at times and the addition of subtitles to an English dub is unnecessary, especially given the fact the two don't always match up half the time. There's still plenty of aggressive martial arts scenes from Tony Jaa that are impressively shot and executed to overlook the faults in the script. This being said, the film ultimately deliveres when it matters.

The Skeleton Key

The film creates an eerie atmosphere and sports an engaging cast of characters, but this is undermined by a drab lead performance in Kate Hudson and a poorly executed third act that leaves this hoodoo thriller lacking in anything truly scary or unnerving.

An American Haunting

This film fails in delivering any real scares or rationality that by the time it starts becoming interesting it comes to an abrupt end, leaving the viewer confused and unsatisfied.

The Hunt for Red October

Tense and superbly acted, Red October is a fantastic blend of action and suspense that takes its subject matter seriously all while delivering the excitement expected of a high-stakes submarine action thriller.

Piranha 3-D
Piranha 3-D(2010)

This is sure to please the hardcore perverts and gore fetishists alike, but for everyone else the obnoxious characters and simpleminded script will be enough to drown out any interest beyond the film's grisly intentions.

Red Tails
Red Tails(2012)

The underdeveloped characters and incredibly hackeneyed script don't let this film do any real justice to the legacy of the Tuskegee airmen, but when the aerial battles are taking place, the film soars.

The Haunting in Connecticut

The Haunting starts out fun and promising, but the scares soon dwindle in their effectivenes as the film uses generic horror movie tactics, resulting in a few spooky scenarios that never fully deliver.

Mars Attacks!

This spoof might not always generate many laughs, but it manages to construct a steady foundation for the olden sci-fi films that it's paradoying, which results in a hit-and-miss effort.

Law Abiding Citizen

The premise suggests potential, but it isn't utilized to any fullness when the film rejects the idea of being a crafty thriller that tries to expose a corrupt judicial system, and resorts to being violent for the sake of being violent, with no logic or consistency to back.


While the film moves along at a fast pace, there isn't enough explosive action or cheesy fun to compensate for the lousy, clichéd script and lack of consistant plausibility, despite the already farfetched premise.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

This sequel to two different films manages not to collapse under its high expectations, but surpass those expectations and deliver with an effectual blend of conspiracy theorist drama, fast and diligent pacing, compelling characters, and explosive action. This latest entry into Marvel's Phase 2 films packs a fun patriotic punch.

Thor: The Dark World

The action scenes are as impressive as one would expect from a Marvel film, but forgettable characters and subpar dialogue make this sequel, as a whole, feel underwhelming and generically pieced together compared to previous Marvel installments. The redeeming quality that makes this film work the most is the charming tandem of Hemsworth and Hiddleston.


Finally, after roughly 10 years of waiting and great anticipation, Godzilla has finally returned to the big screen, and the outcome couldn't have been more satisfying. I first have to compliment the engaging human element that was lacking and reduced to downright embarrassment in the horrid first American reboot in 1998. While despite Aaron Taylor-Johnson's character dragging at times, he still manages to be a tolerable lead along with his talented supporting cast, especially since the original Godzilla films never had acting as a strong suit. The screenplay was gratifyingly reminiscent of previous Godzilla installments as well; while not being the most ideally written it's still effective enough to grip the attention span with its serious feel. The score for the film composed by Alexandre Desplat, has an old school Akira Ifukube vibe to it, paying reverence to the great Godzilla anthems of old, while injecting an additional neoteric feel that helps set the dark tone for the film. This gives each scene an extra ounce of thrilling tension. Now, as for Godzilla himself, he is seen for a limited time in his own film which was not necessarily a bad thing. Gareth Edwards' incessant build-up and teases work like a charm to make the audience crave more of the big guy (who is designed into his most intimidating incarnation to date), and more of his terrifyingly alluring parasitic foes. With that being said, the film culminates with one of the most awe-inspiring and jaw-dropping giant monster smack downs to ever be graced on screen. The nearly impeccable CGI in this film make the fight scenes seem even more unparalleled to anything that any Godzilla movie or action movie has ever delivered before.

Overall, this is a welcoming return for the king of the monsters and a commendable attempt by director and fellow Godzilla fan, Gareth Edwards at delivering an awesome reboot to the fans and breathing new life into a storied franchise.


For the incredibly limited budget, director Gareth Edwards still manages to construct a decent monster flick with characters that can hold our attention while the monsters stay effectively hidden.

Moms' Night Out

There's a positive message to be taken from Moms' Night Out, but it gets waned down by its klutzy, sometimes annoying characters and chaotically paced script.


While the film eventually exhausts itself into complete absurdity near the end, Insidious still manages to muster up a creepy atmosphere that helps generate many delightful freights.


This film relies on the strength displayed in its gorgeous praise worthy demonstration of Mayan civilization, and its effectiveness at being a tense action/adventure epic.

The Cable Guy

While Jim Carrey is spot-on as usual playing the lunatic cable repair man, the rest of the cast doesn't deliver with a consistent enthusiasm, and the film doesn't expand upon its dark comedic undertones as much as it could.

Red Riding Hood

The characters are stodgy, the setting is poorly constructed, and the script is achingly dull. This is one folk tale that should have stayed within its children's story confines.

The Raid 2
The Raid 2(2014)

Expanding from where the original Raid left off, this sequel delivers with its intricate crime centric plot, and crescendo of epic violence that amps up the brutality from its predecessor. Iko Uwais once again displays an astounding array of martial art choreography along with the impressive cast around him, and director Gareth Evans again cements himself as a master of the action genre.

The Raid: Redemption

The film isn't much for plot, but more than compensates for it with its enticing barrage of brutality and superbly choreographed martial art scenes. This is one action film that ultimately delivers beyond its expectations in virtually every possible aspect, and is a full-fledged adrenaline rush from start to finish.


Stardust is a splendid fantasy adventure that pridefully boasts the perfect balance of colorful characters, good spirited humor, and breathtaking story that is both lively and magical.

Behind Enemy Lines

The flashy battle scenes can't help this film from growing tedious beyond its thin storytelling capabilities and highly questionable editing techniques. The largest mistake, however, is that we never get the feeling that the main protagonist is in any actual danger.

Ninja Assassin

Though it occasionally expresses inessential plot elements, Ninja Assassin is a brutalizing and well-choreographed film that's every bit as fun as it is ridiculous; delivering exactly what its title suggests.

House of 1000 Corpses

This horror film from Rob Zombie is more kooky than scary, more moronic than it is demented, and is nothing more than a drugged up gore fest with no reasoning.

The Hills Have Eyes 2

It's as gleefully gory as its predecessor, but one-dimensional characters, inane dialogue, and a substantial lack of thrills make this trite sequel about as sloppy as it is unnecessary.

The Core
The Core(2003)

Being both irrational and deliberately inventing its own logic as it goes along, The Core is an offbeat end of the world flick that despite its blemishes in the special effects and story department, can be an enjoyable escapist thriller that is helmed by fine performances, but isn't nearly as intelligent as it thinks it is.

Old Dogs
Old Dogs(2009)

The juvenile script, overwhelming amount of obnoxious slapstick humor and embarrassing performances makes this family comedy lame and idiotic even by the lowest of Disney standards.

Tower Heist
Tower Heist(2011)

Though the plot isn't much for depth, this heist flick is still a quick paced, witty schlock fest that entertains thanks to the skills of its ensemble class of comedic talent who consistently amp up the fun, causing hilarity to ensue throughout.

Red Dragon
Red Dragon(2002)

This prequel to The Silence of the Lambs retracts many of the same plot points, but manages to unravel a few clever chills and twists and great performances to make up for its familiarity.

Step Brothers

Despite some funny moments and clever story about the transition from adult adolescence to maturity, the constant obnoxiousness of the characters and slapstick humor sometimes takes away from this films undertones.

Van Helsing
Van Helsing(2004)

The script is ridiculous in every possible way and the GGI is overwhelming, but the film takes pride in its absurdity and humorous melodramatic nature, which makes for a decent if somewhat lamebrained monster bash.

Max Payne
Max Payne(2008)

The visual design and action scenes are neat, but the rest of the film staggers around with passive characters and a script that doesn't exhibit even the slightest ounce of plausibility.


While some of the jokes tend to be outdated, they're nonetheless executed in a whimsical way from the hilarious cast of Pegg and Frost and perfect voice talent of Seth Rogen as the films title character, as well as showing a surprising amount of heart and smarts along the way.

In Time
In Time(2011)

The premise is interesting no doubt and the cast delivers with plenty of charisma, but this film gradually collapses under its inconsistencies, lopsided direction, and reliance on predictability resulting in minimal thrills.

28 Weeks Later...

It's not quite as fresh or provocatively intimidating as its predecessor, but this zombie flick still generates plenty of thrills and gore as well as conjuring up some well executed controversies.

I, Robot
I, Robot(2004)

It doesn't tread any new ground in the Sci-Fi genre, but I, Robot manages to deliver with its thrilling action scenes, at times thought-provoking story, and charismatic performance from Will Smith.

The Missing
The Missing(2003)

While the film benefits from its casts great performances and strong emotional attachment that emulates from them, the film ultimately capitulates to generic ideas that fail to spark any real interest or depth within its story.

30 Minutes or Less

While there are some laughs to be had, all thanks to the duo of Eisenberg and Ansari, this action comedy tends to be more obnoxious than funny, drowning its potential in a pool of lame intercourse jokes and scripting incoherency.

Mulberry Street

As a low-budget indie horror flick this film has admittedly creepy makeup designs, yet delivers exactly what's expected of an infection gone haywire thriller, nothing more, nothing less.

Children of Men

Fueled by great acting, an in-depth humanistic story, and a gripping pace, this film is a highly provocative and expertly conceived Sci-Fi thriller about the world being rendered to a grim, apocalyptic scenario in a pragmatical looking future. Children of Men is an exquisite journey that will latch on to your curiosity from beginning to end and won't relent even after its conclusion.

The One
The One(2001)

Jet Li undoubtedly delivers his best shot, but he can't save this movie from its irrational plot, constant inconsistencies, shoddy special effects, and a serious absence of fun.

The Hills Have Eyes

Instead of utilizing its exploitative premise as an asset, this film resorts to formulaic horror tactics that will surely put off anyone looking for any strong substance, but will greatly adhere to gore enthusiasts and thrill seekers alike.


Despite a poorly executed ending, this film still takes an inventive twist on an exhausted genre and develops a neoteric story that delivers both the striking intelligence and proper exhibit of gore to satisfy.

Snakes on a Plane

Despite its obviously ridiculous plot, this campy thriller is surprisingly well made and is comfortable in its glorious cheesiness, delivering some amusing performances and enough knee-jerks to be likable.

Johnson Family Vacation

With cliche characters, poor acting, stale script, and painfully outdated slapstick gags, this comedy fails to deliver anything original or remotely funny.


Led by an engaging cast and fueled by a strong script that divulges deeper into its subject matter than most films in its genre do, this coming-of-age dramedy shows poise in its sincerity and is tender in its awkwardness.

The Mothman Prophecies

While the film definitely has its fair share of spooky moments, it too often squanders its potential by falling into genetic territory, deteriorating most of the thrill value and in turn creating mixed results.

Red 2
Red 2(2013)

This sequel to the fun, hilarious original smash hit delivers all the brisk paced action as its predecessor, but is also more preposterously plotted and scatterbrained, relying more on its unapologetic overkill rather than its flaky humor which slightly falters but still manages to garner a few laughs.


With its ferocious violence, darkly conceived humor, original script, and an impeccable tenacity to entertain, Robocop delivers the necessary amounts of heart and action all while ingenuously picking apart American culture at its ugliest.


Tatum and Howard make for a pair of cunning leads, but the script is too heavily reliant on cliches from previous underdog films to spark any true amounts of momentum it may attain.

The Kingdom
The Kingdom(2007)

The war scenery is undeniably convincing, but the cast feels sorely underdeveloped and the script is too watered down to attribute anything new to the war movie genre.

The Tourist
The Tourist(2010)

Other than an appealing cast in Depp and Jolie, the film can't help but feel empty from its lack of character development, dry script, unshakable sense of familiarity, and seemingly aimless plot.

The LEGO Movie

Everything about this film seems to be flawless. The animation was astoundingly brilliant, the pop culture humor worked expertly well, the story was clever and heart warming, and the entire film was hilarious from its beginning to end with lovable characters all around. The Lego Movie is the perfect film for children and adults of all ages.

The Banshee Chapter

This found-footage style film, albeit predictable, is at the same time a well-crafted, grim and disturbing story that utilizes great performances and an eerie atmosphere to inflict its scares and paranoia.

Blue Caprice
Blue Caprice(2013)

This is a tragic, disturbing tale based off true events in a confusing, terror filled time in U.S. history. While despite not having a significant amount of dialogue telling the complexity of the father/son relationship, the story benefits from its strong leads and convincing dark atmosphere.

Ender's Game
Ender's Game(2013)

This book adaption succeeds by telling its story through a well written script, spectacular visual effects, and enticing characters that deliver great performances while also displaying an astute lesson in morality.

Escape Plan
Escape Plan(2013)

In its attempt to be a clever breakout film, which at times it manages to be to an extent, it becomes excessively undone by substandard dialogue, undeveloped characters, and moments that require Schwarzenegger's relieving humor to retain the viewers attention.

The Nut Job
The Nut Job(2014)

A talented voice cast is wasted all in part to heavily outdated jokes, mundane animation, and a knock off script that will surely only appease to the youngest of audiences.

Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

As inventive as it is funny, Scott Pilgrim manages to delight the visual senses with its impressively robust video game style effects and varying character personalities that work like a charm.

I, Frankenstein

With a juvenile script and bland characters, this new twist on the classic monster novel might have some flash, but is also highly derivative and unimaginatively stitched together


Decent special effects aside, this alien invasion film bumbles around sporting a weak generic script that's too predictable to be interesting, and superficial characters that don't do it any favors.


While not as clever as it thinks it is or could be, this zombie apocalypse parody manages to package plenty of intelligent gags and pull off an entirely foolhardy plot with enjoyable ease.


Anchored by a boundless array of glamorous visuals, undeniably catchy songs, and a story and characters full of ebullient heart and humor that connect to both kids and adults, Frozen manages to melt the emotions and align itself among some of the best animated flicks Disney has to offer.

Drive Angry
Drive Angry(2011)

It's just as preposterous and as predictably campy as one might expect, but it's also acted out with little effort and tends to overdo its ridiculous premise on occasion.

Dragonball Evolution

Deviating heavily from its actual source material, this film is painfully strung together by poorly choreographed fight scenes, embarrassingly awful script and a shameful absence of excitement.

Saving Mr. Banks

Moving along at a diligent pace and executed with a great amount of emotional depth and charm, Saving Mr. Banks is a film that bleeds endless ardor and serves up magnificent performances from its cast, including an Oscar worthy performance from a very stern Emma Thompson.


While the premise in its entirety wasn't fully explored, it's more than made up with its almost meticulous direction, sincere acting from its leads, and provoking nature of its material.

Rat Race
Rat Race(2001)

Thanks to its highly engaging, star-studded cast, this film is able to pull out an adequate number of goofy laughs throughout its farcically devised script.

Shark Night 3D

This is an awfully predictable, and downright lazily constructed sharks gone amok flick that's completely depleted of even the simplest of campy thrills.

Real Steel
Real Steel(2011)

While the script isn't the most original product ever constructed, Real Steel still has an immense amount of energy, spunk, and heart to appease, Rock'em Sock'em robot style.


Led by a commendable performance from Woody Harrelson as the adamant hero, this is a darkly funny, emotionally perplexing, and solidly written film that's firm grip only tightens as it continues to unravel the nature of its characters, all while remembering to display an enormous heart.


Not only does this film present an intriguing and original twist to its premise, but it is also magnificently acted by its lead actress Saoirse Ronan, who reinforces her performance with a healthy dose of fun action sequences.

The Omen
The Omen(2006)

A dull, heavily watered down horror flick that never delivers any real scares and will consistently test the viewers attention span.

The Parallax View

With its continuous, but expertly woven shifts in pace it's able to accumulate many thought-provoking and tense moments without letting up, and is overall a nimbly written, terrifically acted paranoid political thriller.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein

While it could have been better executed overall, this is nonetheless a bold retelling of the classic horror story that displays a spectacular performance by Robert De Niro as the horrifying, yet misunderstood, creation.

The Strangers

The dark atmosphere provides for a few thrills in the beginning, but the film's indifferent script is too predictable and innocuous to inflict new scares in the overused slasher genre.

The Possession

Even though I'm not familiar with the true story it claims to be based on, The Possession is still filled with too many of the cliches found in its genre, and an inability to amass many thrills.

Jason X
Jason X(2002)

Having absolutely no justifiable reason to exist whatsoever, this slasher flick offers up plenty of gore at the expense of an atrocious script, stale acting, and worst of all, no scares.

Paranormal Activity 2

Even though it rehashes many of the ideas from its predecessor, this sequel/prequel manages to boast a smart script, and a shockingly unanticipated number of new chills to the series.

Paranormal Activity

Despite being obstructed by a limited budget, this mockumentary still manages to deliver with a surprising amount of suspenseful chills, and the films leading duo giving a pair of involving performances.

Land of the Dead

By not digressing into the usual zombie movie cliches, Land of the Dead is a smarter than average zombie flick with modest scripting, and a couple of clever ideas up its sleeve.


While the film does evoke a couple of chills in the beginning, the remainder of the film slacks off tremendously into cliche horror territory, becoming unconvincing and substantially lacking in any thrills.


While the visual effects are certainly dazzling, and the action is exhilarating at times, the script becomes predictable and eventually falls into cliche territory, bringing nothing new or exciting to the sci-fi genre.

Blue Streak
Blue Streak(1999)

The film is good for a couple of light, kooky laughs from Lawrence once in a while, but it's too heavily dependent on slapstick, resulting in a disposable generic buddy cop flick.

The Book of Eli

Though this post-apocalyptic adventure may be a bit too thickly polished, it still provides plenty of wonder, brutal action, and a more intriguing storyline than other films in its category.

The Town
The Town(2010)

Ben Affleck delivers on multiple levels with The Town, proving to be a credible director while also giving a captivating lead performance. This film also proves to be a gratifying experience that delivers fine performances, and a neatly devised script.

A Good Day To Die Hard

What used to be fun about the Die Hard series is utterly stripped away in this lackluster fifth installment, as even the ever charming and charismatic Bruce Willis appears to be sleepwalking through this drag that has a simple-minded script, and a seemingly vacant plot, that's only redeeming factor is its frantic, but entertaining, action scenes.

The Iceman
The Iceman(2013)

While the script could have ventured deeper into the true character of Richard Kuklinski, Michael Shannon manages to give a captivating performance despite the limitations in story development.

Now You See Me

The flimsily devised script, rickety plot and nagging element of predictability are a heavy burden on this films intriguing premise that has a couple of slick tricks up its sleeve to make it worth the while.

Apollo 18
Apollo 18(2011)

A sloppy, dulling experiment in the found footage genre that has no character development and sorely misses its potential with only a few thrills.

Captain Phillips

Captain Phillips is an astounding biopic that is executed with delicate precision to show the true human side of every character involved in the film, evoking pathos, joy and numerous other thoughts and emotions as the tension is expertly built throughout the film. Without a doubt, this is one of Tom Hanks's best performances of his entire career.

The Purge
The Purge(2013)

While the plot is certainly intriguing, it's played off too illogically and completely oversells itself with overly dramatized performances that add up to predictability and almost no thrills.


A bright and exuberant piece of animation, Rio soars with amusing and likable characters, spirit-filled music, and a surprising amount of good humor.


This memorizing and thrilling sci-fi extravaganza is the perfect example of what pure movie magic is all about. From its captivating cinematography, to its superb acting, riveting production design, and exceptional use of 3D, Gravity is a terrifyingly accurate portrayal of lifelessness in the outer reaches of space and the sheer determination and struggle to grasp onto hope in the most hopeless, and virtually most helpless of scenarios. Being quite arguably one of the most remarkable outings in the history of film, Gravity cements itself as being an achievement in almost every aspect of both its genre and filmmaking in general. There is no doubt in my mind that Gravity is a once in a generation accomplishment that will be talked about and regarded as an inspiration for many ages to come.


While the action scenes are certainly flashy, the film is filled to the brim with lethargic performances, drab dialogue, and a plot line that's painfully inconsistent and short on rationality.

Happy Gilmore

While it's quite blissful and is filled with lively performances, the quirky humor is only sporadically funny.

Astro Boy (AstroBoy)

It moves itself along at a brisk pace, and while lacking in the high quality storytelling department, this animated film has enough action-packed spunk to keep the younger audiences thrilled.

The Croods
The Croods(2013)

While not the most developed film storytelling wise, The Croods still boasts plenty of warmhearted spirit and eye-popping visuals to suffice as quality family entertainment.

Kick-Ass 2
Kick-Ass 2(2013)

Despite some brutal action scenes, this film is generally barren of the ironic twists that made the first film successful, and relies on more gag humor this time around, and a rehashed script that's been pulled off more effectively in the past.

Hotel Transylvania

A cute and harmless animated flick that despite its sparsely written script, has some amusing characters and teaches a good lesson about accepting others differences.


Prisoners is a riveting, potent abduction thriller with an ominous demeanor and intelligent direction that makes its dark subject matter uneasy, yet enticing to watch. The performances are also gripping and exciting, especially Hugh Jackman who gives a performance for the ages, one of memorable and award winning caliber.

Meet the Parents

The tension filled chemistry between leads De Niro and Stiller is quite humorous, and the film has enough clever dialogue and depth to be quality comedic entertainment.

Battleship Potemkin

An astonishing propaganda film about overthrowing tyranny, Battleship Potemkin is brilliantly scripted to perfection, masterly edited for its time period, and overall executed with a sincere amount of fortitude to its material that leaves the audience incessantly engaged, this film has earned its place in history as the greatest film of all time.

X-Men: First Class

An exceptional prequel to the original X-Men films, First Class delivers with large amounts of vitality, a cast that pulls off their performance immaculately, and a script that handles its source material with a meticulous hand.


Dwayne Johnson delivers with a tenacious attitude, but the script is too thinly written, and the action sequences lack a great deal intensity.


Though it reeks of familiarity quite often, Riddick vastly improves upon its lopsided predecessor, taking the series back to its witty and relentless roots. Vin Diesel also proves he hasn't misplaced a step in his character.

30 Days of Night

The thrills are more effective than the actual scares, and it eventually descends into predictable and cliched territory despite an interesting premise.


It is completely mindless and lacks a sensible script, however, Machete thrives on an endless amount of violence that's just too entertaining and irresistibly flamboyant not to enjoy.

The Ultimate Life

Despite an unevenly paced script, the film still displays plenty of heart and teaches good morals.

The Mask of Zorro

Fueled with slick dialogue and a script that benefits greatly from the charismatic leads of Antonio Banderas and Anthony Hopkins, The Mask of Zorro is a spectacular swashbuckling tale with an endless knack to entertain.


Sporting a great quantity of keen visuals and impressive costume designs, Del Toro's comic adaptation manages to astonish with its unique style and appealing characters.

My Little Pony: Equestria Girls

A jovial spirited and highly enjoyable movie based off the beloved animated series, Friendship is Magic. It has all the heart, humor, and utmost brilliance that makes the television series it's based off so successful. As a fellow brony myself, I applaud this risky direction shift that was taken and pulled off with an admirable amount of energy and pure fun.

Barb Wire
Barb Wire(1996)

A dreary and highly predictable action film that has a weak script, poor editing, and unenthusiastic performances from its cast, not to mention an unconvincing performance from the movies lead heroine.


A spine-tingling, effectively thrilling found-footage film that spends a surprising amount of time on character build, which in turn helps the film become a chilling delight, and a decent monster flick.

The Specials
The Specials(2000)

This superhero spoof uses a blend of slapstick and satirical humor to get its laughs, but its jokes only hit as often as they miss making for an above average spoof, but just a plain average comedy.

My Super Ex-Girlfriend

It has its charms aplenty, and a cast that works to surprising efficiency, but the humor is only sporadically funny and the script is too conventional to add any real spark to the film.

Le Havre
Le Havre(2011)

A tender, light humored drama that mixes its sorrowful and heartening elements very effectively and passionately, soaring with an encouraging spirit.

The Wolverine

An exhilarating superhero flick that improves greatly over its previous lackluster installment. The Wolverine stays faithful to its source material and does what the previous Wolverine film failed to do, which is display an immense amount of heart and close attention to characterization.


Being a low-budgeted independent film, Super has a surprising amount of mildly dark and amusing humor that works on many occasions, and a zealous lead in Rainn Wilson.


Even though the film overextends its welcome and has a tenacity to assert its political themes as often as possible, its graphic violence, durable characters, and stunning depiction of an unscrupulous alternate Earth more than compensate.


Even though Eddie Murphy tries his hardest to keep this comedy from crumbling, its jokes tend to miss by being verbosely written and overused after a while.

Shrek Forever After

Though a third sequel was unneeded for this franchise, this film still has a cheerful spirit and plenty of witty gags and laughs left in the tank.


It's a pure adrenaline rush for the hardcore escapist, but for everyone else it'll be less satisfying due to an absent-minded script that's reliant on its bombastic violence to get by.

28 Days Later

A spine-tingling zombie flick that keeps its scares to a minimum and lets its feel of apocalyptic desolation provide the thrills, along with plenty of decent characterization and political symbolism.

Blade: Trinity

There seems to be nothing interesting about this second sequel whatsoever. The plot is aimless, the action tends to feel tedious, and the film appears to focus more heavily on its comedy than its action.

Blade II
Blade II(2002)

Even though the plot and character development have hardly improved from the original, this sequel delivers more stylish action and grimmer visuals than the original thanks to Del Toro's upscale direction.


It falls into formula territory all too quickly, that despite its intriguing premise that delivers some edgy action sequences, has a relatively unfocused script. Fortunately, Bruce Willis supplies a devoted performance to override some of the films miscues.


Wesley Snipes puts on a charismatic performance as the lead, and the action is intense. However, this is overshadowed by a vaguely written script, and a supporting cast that's wooden at best.

Superman IV: The Quest for Peace

The series seems to have dwindled short on ideas in this fourth installment. The plot isn't creative, the special effects are sorely dated, and the entire cast seems uninterested. It's safe to say that enough is enough.

Superman III
Superman III(1983)

Replacing its light comical material for slapstick, digressing in exciting action, and having a plot that's dry on and feasible ideas, Superman III is an unfortunate downfall for the series.


Its crass, parodying styled humor may appeal to some more than others, but its relentless action scenes, and its embracing of normality performing the extraordinary storyline is just clever enough to make this film work.

Superman II
Superman II(1981)

Featuring still decent effects for its time, soul-filled humor, and a story that shows tremendous heart, this sequel is an exciting and faithful follow-up to the phenomenal original.


The premise is intriguing, and works to an extent thanks to Keanu Reeve's charm as the lead, but without going deeper into its material it's only mildly exhilarating, with a side of unintentional humor.

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)

Despite its slightly unbalanced script, this superhero flick still hits its mark with plenty of grandiose special effects, intense action, and engaging performances, making for a highly entertaining Superman reboot.


Uninteresting, uninspired, and just wholly unnecessary, Elektra is a painfully predictable spin-off of an already mediocre Daredevil film, that despite some decent fight scenes, is full of lifeless acting and bland dialogue.

X-Men: The Last Stand

Taking a stab at being more action oriented rather than story centered, this third installment in the X-Men trilogy ends the series on a downhill note, but provides enough engaging action to survive its handicapped scripting.

X2: X-Men United

With a tremendous improvement in special effects, a heightened intensity in the action, and a further increase in character depth, X2 greatly improves upon its predecessor with a screenplay that engages and explains more of itself than the first, pushing the series in a positive direction.


Although some of the special effects tend to feel dated, overall, the film delivers with stylish action, dedicated performances, and a well constructed story that'll leave audiences wanting more.

Europa Report

A gratifying and mystifying science fiction thriller that delivers with expert detail, impressive visuals, and a captivating sense of realism that can be described as breathtaking, as well as thought provoking.


This is an original superhero flick that works on many levels, from its frantic action, its hilarious dark humor, to Liam Neeson's great performance as the hero. Darkman is a fun ride.

The Spirit
The Spirit(2008)

The noir atmosphere is nice to look at, but a weak script stuffed with cheesy dialogue make this film a tragic misfire for the mastermind behind Sin City, Frank Miller.


With viciously graphic violence, a sometimes dark sense of humor, and great special effects, this is one comic book adaptation that pulls off its source material in exciting, adrenaline rushing fashion.

Jonah Hex
Jonah Hex(2010)

A soulless supernatural western flick that is gracefully short, but lacks focus, or sophistication.


A fresh and exciting take at both the found footage and superhero origin stories. Chronicle is bolstered by strong performances, impressive special effects, and a profound story about life decisions and there sometimes cruel consequences.


A dazzling and tensely packed sci-fi adventure that's not only great to look at, but it rejuvenates the spirit of adventure, ingenuity, and pure awe back into the genre.

13 Assassins
13 Assassins(2011)

13 Assassins is a beautiful, ferocious, and absolutely astonishing picture flick. The film moves along at a dexterous pace as it gives off great amounts of pure tension, slight reliefs of blissfulness, and delicately displays its large amounts of glorious battle sequences with such grace and understandably devastating brutality.


The over exaggerated performances take away the overall mobility in character depth from the movie, leaving the broad span of violence and moderate special effects the task of bailing it out from near complete disaster.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

It suffers from the same blemishes that overwhelmed the first Ghost Rider, sloppy scripting, substandard special effects, and even though it's faster and more straight to the point than the first, it has hardly improved in any other department.

Mystery Men
Mystery Men(1999)

Absolutely hysterical and exceptionally well cast, this parody of superhero movies delivers more than just laughs, it provides striking special effects and characters that can only be described as lovable when it's all said and done.

Punisher: War Zone

War Zone is shorter and leaner than the previous reboot was, but still contains the same storytelling flaws that haunted the first reboot. However, its devastatingly brutal nature may compensate for the miscues in the script for some.

The Punisher
The Punisher(2004)

The film had potential to be a great dark vigilante revenge thriller, but it's shot down by uneven pacing and a story that displays more explosion than it does emotion.

Keeping Up With The Steins

Even though it eventually comes around, it's still absent on humor, and filled with an overabundance of bland sitcom material.

Knock Off
Knock Off(1998)

The entire film is so idly written and edited together that it's as senseless as its title suggests.

Two for the Money

Al Pacino and Matthew McConaughey give devoted performances as excepted, but it has a watered down sports-like plot that may only pertain to a limited audience.

Stake Land
Stake Land(2011)

Even though it's completely derivative, it delivers with a frightening atmosphere and a great amount of emotional depth not usually associated with movies of this premise.

Knight & Day
Knight & Day(2010)

This films mundane script and charming leads often coincide to produce a mixed bag action flick that hits its mark as often as it misses.

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

Other than Sean Connery's reliving presence, this film is far from extraordinary, it's indifferently acted, and has a script that's bent on randomness rather than coordination.

Fruitvale Station

Shot with endless passion and an ardor spirit, Fruitvale Station is a powerful and tragic drama about the price of life and death. Beautifully pieced together and emotionally heartfelt, not to mention a captivating performance by Michael B. Jordan in the lead role, Fruitvale Station is one that will stay with you as time passes on, not only as a fantastically made movie, but as a moving reality of life in general.

Dear John
Dear John(2010)

There is a heart to be found within the love letters, but sadly, Dear John is plagued by stale performances, a bland script, and a sappy attitude that doesn't engage the audience on an deep emotional basis.

Out of Sight
Out of Sight(1998)

Led by a prodigious performance from George Clooney, this crime flick delivers with a scintillating sense of humor, cunning romance, and an entertaining book adaptation altogether.


No plot, no depth, just mindless soldiers vs. mutated creatures action.

The Dilemma
The Dilemma(2011)

There are moments of modest humor, but the film ultimately tries to be too many things at once, never attaining a foundation for its material.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

Though the film has a flimsy screenplay and takes awhile to fire itself up, it has enough imagination and creativity in the tank to be visually appealing entertainment.

Smokey and the Bandit

This movie has a pleasant blend of fun, mischief, wacky characters and tons of backwoods humor.

My Bloody Valentine 3-D

The dialogue is horrible and flatly written, but this film provides the schlock slasher movie blood and gore that its target audience is seeking, even if there is absolutely zero coherent order of events within the story.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

With numerous chills and an effective shock value, this exorcism film fulfills its duties in doing what it was meant to do, and that is portray its true events in a pragmatical state while providing theatrical twists to enhance the overall experience without diminishing its earnest purpose.

The Edge of Love

With a narrative that lacks focus and awkwardly misplaced dialogue, this romance rivalry flick tends to become frustrating, despite its devoted performances.

Deuce Bigalow: European Gigolo

It's insufferable, unfunny lowest common denominator comedy with a plot that is tenuously slopped together.

Absolute Power

An excellent cast is wasted on an insipid, thrill absent narrative that doesn't adjust until the latter part of the second act, and an implausible plot.


It tries to show heart, but it ultimately gets discombobulated by its own joyless, sloppy script, and inconsistencies that ware the attention span thin.


The premise has boundless potential, but ends up playing the safe game and following routine disaster movie procedure, becoming predictable and convoluted. However, Knowing still provides some moderate sci-fi guilty pleasures.

Inside Man
Inside Man(2006)

An intense and thought provoking bank heist film that goes beyond the regular deliverance expected from heist films and continuously inserts clever ideas and twists into the story to keep you thinking until the end.


The film has laughable acting and tension build, and is so painfully predictable that you can figure out the entire story within the first 10 minutes.

V for Vendetta

Not to be mistaken for a serious jab at political scrutiny, it is still an undeniably exhilarating vigilante thriller with enough wit and provocative dialogue to suffice.


It has a grim and morbid feel about it that is able to push it past its sometimes overused direction, but only to a certain extent.


The lengthy running time is exhausting, but it's well acted, has great emotional depth and, and glorious looking battle sequences that add up to an intensely satisfying tale of retribution.

The Thing
The Thing(1982)

It's stomach churning and disturbingly terrifying. John Carpenters tense direction makes this an instant horror classic that has a haunting value for years to come.

The Queen
The Queen(2006)

Paying delicate attention to its source material and motive, The Queen delivers tremendous soul led on by magnificent acting and a humane sense of humor that sheds a great deal of perspective upon the difficulty faced in the films set time frame. All of these elements are intricately woven together to create a biographical masterpiece.


It's goofy, it's moronic, it's completely absurd, but it's enjoyable in its own incredibly cheesy and jocular way.


This film is not for the queasy to say the least. It is strictly for the gore thirsty and will be unsettling to anyone else, or anyone looking for any credible form of scripting.

Blood Diamond

The script is a bit rickety, and it's a little emotionally disjointed, but this movie still tells a compelling story with plenty of engaging action.

The Siege
The Siege(1998)

The cast is always moving, but this film suffers from inert pacing and constantly reusing its source material without advancing its plot until the latter part of the film, making it into a predictable action thriller.

Bad Boys
Bad Boys(1982)

The film has an implacable and viscous attitude, making it a sometimes uneasy, but nonetheless, invigorating prison flick, topped off by a captivating performance from Sean Penn.

Deep Rising
Deep Rising(1998)

As far as cheap popcorn thrills are concerned, this film does a solid job of delivering them. Kevin J. O'Connor's performance as the films goofball Joey, makes it all worth the while.

Delta Farce
Delta Farce(2007)

It has its moments, but it's weighed down by an overabundance of slapstick humor that eventually grows tiresome.

Rumor Has It
Rumor Has It(2005)

This so called comedy, while having a capable cast, is ultimately too formulaic and void of any laughter.

Tai Chi Zero
Tai Chi Zero(2012)

Despite its lousy script, Tai Chi Zero has an unyielding amount of nonsensical fun and excitement, and full of intentionally hysterical characters that overshadow any miscues, providing sufficient kung fu entertainment.

Runaway Jury
Runaway Jury(2003)

The film raises conspicuous ideas about skepticism in and outside the court in exciting fashion, and results in an enjoyable crime thriller with the right amount of legal pleasure.

Due Date
Due Date(2010)

The leads are likable, and play off each other surprisingly well, but the film's raunchy humor only works at an inconsistent rate.

Escape From Alcatraz

The story is intriguing and nerve-racking, and sometimes, has a haunting ambiance given off from the inside nature of the infamous prison. Clint Eastwood gives another captivating performance that elevates this movie, and making it an overall tense and exciting escape flick.

The Italian Job

The kinetically spirited performances and nifty execution of its action scenes make this remake a worthy sit through.

2 Fast 2 Furious

With a lazily written script and a plot that rehashes most ground covered in the first film, the only possible saving grace are the stylish vehicles.

Training Day
Training Day(2001)

It's plot has been around the block many times, but the captivating performance of Denzel Washington adds a wrenching sensation to this crime drama about corrupted justice.

Charlie's Angels

The hit and miss scenario involved in the Angel's numerous undercover identities, along with pseudo fight scenes make this film a lively, if also, an improbable spy adventure.

Jack the Giant Slayer

Full of visually appetizing special effects and charming characters, Giant Slayer takes a fun and inventive twist on a classic fairy tale.


The environment is good enough to create a quality thriller, but this movie is practically absent of any suspense, and suffers from a cliche plot, rendering the potential as completely idle.

Who's Your Caddy?

It's agonizingly unfunny, constantly annoying, and is more like a giant extended rap video than it is a film about golf.


There are moments of undeniably zippy fun, but Daredevil suffers from indolent acting, incoherent pacing and a monotonous script that's weak compared to the average superhero movie standard.

Date Night
Date Night(2010)

Steve Carell and Tina Fey turn this customarily scripted action comedy into a humorous joyride that begins in a light manner and quickly escalates into an insanely amusing farce.

Pacific Rim
Pacific Rim(2013)

Incredible! Just one of the many words to describe this film overall. The emotional depth of the characters was deep and sincere, creating attachment to each unique individual as the story progressed with a captivating intensity rarely attained in movies of this epic caliber. The visual effects were beyond breathtaking with some of the most monumental battle scenes in movie history. In the end, this is without a doubt, a great achievement in cinema, and has a heart and hardcore attitude that'll please any moviegoer and have them cheering in elation.


Though it's fluent in sticking to formula, it still has plenty of excitement and style to spare.

Kingdom of Heaven

The atmosphere is vibrant and the battle scenes are impressive, but these qualities are squandered by a blatant script, that is sometimes lackluster, turning this lengthy epic into a test of endurance.

The Fighter
The Fighter(2010)

The entire cast exhibits enormous passion and tremendous heart that is irresistible. In the midst of the sweat and blood of the ruthless sport stands the importance of trust among family, friends and among fellow colleagues, having to cope with consequences that come with the difficult decisions made for ourselves and for the ones around us. The Fighter is an emotional and compelling knock-out that will have you cheering.

The Replacement Killers

The film suffers from a depletion of energy and charisma resonating from the story and from the characters involved.

True Grit
True Grit(2010)

A phenomenally designed homage to the western movie genre that has all but withered out over the decades. It is admirably acted and emotionally gripping with a hard, as the title suggests, gritty attitude in the center that makes this film an instant modern day western classic.

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!

The film is too overly formula induced to amount to anything special, but doesn't completely crash and burn under its mediocre circumstance, as it provides barely enough subtle rom-com entertainment to suffice.

The Time Machine

The story is as riveting as it is intricate and unfortunately, these two elements don't mix very well as this tale about time travel, which is sometimes classy to look at, stumbles from its uncertain plot.

Sin City
Sin City(2005)

It lives up to its affirmation of being graphic, along with being a phenomenon in the visual effects department, the movie has a dark allure to it that makes it a violently entertaining sit through.

Bruce Almighty

Once again, Jim Carrey's goofball attitude prevails and works to perfection as he blends his usual wacky and erratic behavior with a side of compassion.


It reaps tremendously from movies pertaining a script of synonymous familiarity and does little justice to improving upon its crippled scenario. Not to mention, the visual effects during the aerial fights look and feel eerily similar to watching cut scenes from a video game.

A Man Apart
A Man Apart(2003)

Choked up on numerous cliches, the movie suffers from dreadfully awful scripting and performances occasionally depleted of charisma.

I Love You, Man

It is billed as a comedy, but unfortunately, nothing ever feels genuinely comical about it except for occasional light grins and beams.

Winter's Bone

A practice in hardship and desperation, filled with mounting perplexed situations in a relentless environment for the main character in Jennifer Lawrence who delivers a walloping tough-as-nails performance, and one of the most memorable performances I've witnessed in recent memory.

Casualties of War

This is a well made retelling of a tragic descent into madness as a result of traumatizing experiences in war that has scourged many men throughout world history. The film darkly and efficiently shows the battle waged between the good and the evil in the hearts of men.


A cheesy musical that somehow works in its own corny way. It's the catchy rhythm and colorful choreography that makes this film enjoyable.


It begins with little promise and continues to live up to its unfortunate promise with complex pacing, and a vapid storyline that's almost bereft of any interest.

The Informant!

Beneath the lightly amusing subtext and haphazardly shifting attitude of the main characters enthusiasm lies a concentrated madness that keeps the film in a solemn tone, imitating an entertaining definition of the modern day American business man under fire.

Undercover Brother

The films racially acquainted sense of humor and comedic take on the spy movie genre is translucently irresistible, and stands near the same pedestal of comedies such as the masterpiece Airplane!

Joy Ride
Joy Ride(2001)

The success of this film comes largely from the humorous performance of Steve Zahn that propels this thriller past just measly horror movie scares and makes this film undeniably more tense to observe.

The Sixth Sense

An eerie and mesmerizing thriller that redefines the meaning of horror for the modern movie era. The success comes in its captivating performance from Haley Joel Osment that gives the films atmosphere a petrifying feel.


Despite having an intriguing premise, the film suffers greatly from an insurmountable barrage of cliches, weak scripting and a cluttered plot that isn't helped even the slightest by its intermediately amusing thrills.

Resident Evil: Afterlife

Only the true die hard fans of the series will find this movie satisfying, as the series increases in violence while decreasing in plot and character development.


Liam Neeson gives yet another gritty performance that elevates this film past its occasionally misguided direction that switches on and off between sheer intensity and rare instances of lethargy that bring down some momentum of the film but not enough to stop this film from being a satisfying thriller.


The film develops a tense and engaging atmosphere that seizes the attention of its audience. One major quality the film has is the element of unpredictability which in some instances, creates moments of sheer awe. Also, Willis and Jackson give fantastic performances together, partnering five years after doing so in Die Hard With A Vengeance, and this time, in a more serious and collected measure that works to perfection. Unbreakable is an entertaining superhero origin tale and the type of film that director M. Night Shyamalan needs to return back to.

The Pelican Brief

Its slow pace and bloated time frame take away the films potential and endurance. Not to mention its dryness on developing suspense.


A powerful and gripping film about a platoon's journey through the Vietnam War where they face hardships and trials of war that is fought against the enemy and within their own squadron. The narrative is told with a chillingly perceptive feel and a story that may have an unnerving effect on some people, but there is no doubt that Platoon is an incredible depiction of how tragic the Vietnam War really was.

The Fast and the Furious

The cars? They're fast. The soundtrack? It's furious. The rest of the movie? Not so much.

The Lone Ranger

The duo of Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer make this movie worth the while, by itself it's average at best, but with this duo, hilarity often ensues and makes the Lone Ranger a surprisingly fun treat.

Me, Myself & Irene

Jim Carrey's contorted and psychotically hilarious performance makes this film far more enjoyable than it should be.

Repo Men
Repo Men(2010)

Repo Men takes pride in being utterly disgusting but manages to avoid any expansion in plot, narrative or development in any other element that would make this film work, omitting the fact that the leads occasionally play off one another decently. The film also gives a relatively bland demonstration of a corrupt justice system in a futuristic society.

Battle: Los Angeles

It's a fusion of Independence Day and every war movie you've ever seen, which makes for a partially enjoyable if yet, dulling experience.

Reign of Fire

It's fun to watch, there just isn't much of any depth within the story line.

The Bourne Identity

A wickedly entertaining action thriller about an amnesiac who's trying to evade assassins while at the same time trying to discover who he really is. This first installment in the series provides a good quality blend of action and mystery to keep you hooked until the end and leaves you wanting more.


The film is fast, vibrant and often times hilarious. A rare star-studded flick that seldom disappoints.


An intense, adrenaline rush that sticks to the winning formula of the original Predator and brings the savage nature of the first one in a thrilling reboot that also takes an inventive twist from the original story line.

White House Down

The film was surprisingly exciting to watch, despite some minor flaws involving scripting and dialogue, the interaction among Tatum and Foxx was often quite hilarious and convivial. The film even felt as if all the Die Hard films merged together to create one big explosive shebang minus Bruce Willis but with all the fun of the series well intact. Roland Emmerich, not known for many prominent works seems very cognizant of this fact, embraces it with White House Down and delivers an exceptionally fun thrill ride that I call his first credible film since Independence Day, and for that I give him kudos. This film might not have been intellectually sound, but it was still exciting to watch.


The script is weak and plot is just like every other movie you catch on the Syfy channel. The only difference is that this film is sleek and elegant to look at.


The movie has a considerable number of flaws, but Vin Diesel's electrifying performance and explosive, nonsensical action make this film an adequately fun action thrill ride.

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

This movie is so terrible, it even fails at being a made-for-TV movie, which sadly it isn't.

Underworld: The Rise of the Lycans

It serves its purpose of being nothing more than a popcorn flick about Werewolves, or in this case, Lycans overthrowing vampires.


It brings nothing new to the western genre, but its chemistry among its characters are what make this movie adapted off of a book work as well as it does.


Dull, unimaginative and as generic as any horror movie could get, not to mention the absence of scares.


Fun and very ingenuitive 007 flick.

Season of the Witch

Plagued with bad scripting, terrible dialogue that includes inaccuracies accent wise, and at best, subpar special effects make this film a weak sit through horror adventure, not to mention being severely void of any real scares. On the bright side, it doesn't go without its share of lamentably rare shining moments of humor, whether it is intentional or not.

Ocean's Thirteen

Reverting back to the formula that made the first film so successful, Ocean's Thirteen continues the wit and comical fun of the series while improving upon the previous installment.

My Soul to Take

This has to be one of the most predictable and absolute worst horror movies that I've ever seen.

Ocean's Twelve

It loses a lot of momentum after the first success and the story at times becomes a bit cluttered, but Ocean's Twelve still manages to be fun and witty like its predecessor.

Ocean's Eleven

It's fun and witty, fast-paced entertainment.


The story is intriguing yet gets jumbled at times, but Bradley Coopers performance in this fast paced psychological based adventure is the cause of the success of Limitless.


Everything begins to wither out and ends in lackluster fashion.


Charismatic performances are what provide the key to unlocking this movies gripping story.

The Transporter

Jason Staham's kick-butt performance is what propels this shy on decent storytelling epic to greater elevations than it would've been without him to whip the bad guys in tremendously asinine fashion.


Script, acting, special effects, characters were all the same in this movie, just plain awful.

Star Trek Into Darkness

Fantastic sequel to 2009 reboot phenomena from director J.J. Abrams. Star Trek Into Darkness displays all of the qualities of a sequel done correctly with astounding special effects and enthralling characters who are each sculpted into their own intriguing individuals which allows the viewer to be allured by each and every one. ST:ID is the example of a sequel done right and one that, ever so rarely, surmounts the accomplishments of its predecessor.


It's nothing much more than a sloppy action/thriller bent on love and vengeance that's been done better in the past. Not to mention one of the most bogus endings that i've ever witnessed.

16 Blocks
16 Blocks(2006)

Sometimes bumpy, but still a fine thriller.

The Day the Earth Stood Still

Dazzling special effects. Less than stellar story telling.

The Expendables

The whole thing isn't supposed to be taken seriously, it is how it is advertised, big action stars equals big explosions. Not that this is a bad thing, just don't expect anything more than that.

Head of State

It tries hard, but it tries a bit too hard. However if the whole movie was like the last 20-25 minutes where Mays Gilliam gives his surprisingly well scripted speech, it would've been a lot better.

Wreck-it Ralph

The movie never runs out of clever ideas and ways to entertain and dazzle with its spontaneous nature and loveable characters all while telling a completely original and engaging story filled with delightful senses of nostalgia.

xXx: State of the Union

It's an action/spy thriller with all quantity and no quality.

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

It's cute and enjoyable with a some life lessons for the younger audience, even if the film doesn't live up to the hype or expectations we the Chipmunk fans had been looking forward to.

Babylon A.D.
Babylon A.D.(2008)

Dull and unimaginative with a sloppy depiction of the future.


The film is without a doubt astonishing to look at and one of the best visual treats my eyes have ever beheld, but the films long running time and pace of storytelling is slow and its less than stellar action sequences make Avatar a visual treasure as well as an adventure seeking turn off.


Phenomenal! One of many words to describe the latest in the Bond series. Skyfall mangaes to get itself out of the misstep of Quantum of Solace and give a dark, gritty, witty performance from it's entire cast and storyline. Nothing is one-dimensional, in fact everyone from Bond to the minor characters all have multiple dimensions that allows you to love everyone involved in this intelligence breach spy thriller. Looking forward to many more successful outings in the future Mr. Bond.

The Mist
The Mist(2007)

It's a better drama and a better work of visual craftsmanship than it is a horror, and that's okay.


No special effect or CGI overload, or hardly any for that matter, this is a Jaws-like movie that gives chills simply because its reptilian antagonist has a realistic touch to it, and the dialogue isn't a cheesy mess like most horror movies.

Night of the Living Dead

What makes this zombie movie remake work is its shockingly realistic feel it gives its undead participants.


Armored is thinned down by a predictable storyline with uninterested performances by its cast and an inability to muster up much, or any fun.

Gran Torino
Gran Torino(2009)

Eastwood provides a seriously gritty attitude in Gran Torino,a drama about life & death and justice & forgiveness.

White Noise
White Noise(2005)

The movie is more Drama than it is Horror or Suspense until the ending comes. Still, an okay sit through.

Adrenalin: Fear the Rush

Adrenalin? There was hardly any jolt.

Operation Condor (Fei ying gai wak) (Armour of God II)

It's silly, and story wise a little mixed, yet Jackie Chan's directing hand and fun tempered nature makes this film an amusing treat.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Serving two fantastic leads in Garfield and Stone as well as a great villain in Rhys Ifans as The Lizard, everything works out perfectley in this superb reboot of my favorite superhero. It's truly amazing, not just amazing, but quite spectacular!

The Tale of Despereaux

While I fully appreciate the overall message the film is trying to teach to younger audiences and even some older about forgiveness, the story is to jumbled and mixed up that the characters (though being an animated film) feel dazed and confused as the movie goes on and the story never seems to find its way.


Looking to be another average rom-com, but its leads make this surprisingly fun and Kevin James hilarious performance makes this movie work the best!

Snow White and the Huntsman

The script is where it's a little weak but it usually buffs out these scratches with help of top of the line visuals and imagination. The Dark Forest and Sanctuary scenes are fascinating.


Intriguing characters, imaginative story and effects makes this science fiction movie stand out with the best.

Marvel's The Avengers

The Avengers was absolutely incredible, it had the right amount of explosive action, it was hysterical, everything the perfect superhero movie movie needs and what superhero fans want and then some times six. The Avengers in one word was simply "marvel"ous!

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

A movie that overcomes an obvious plot and constantly brings good slapstick humor and classic fart jokes.

John Carter
John Carter(2012)

Acting not withstanding, anyways the movie is a fantastic thrill ride and visually stunning spectacle that will please most sci-fi fans including myself.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

All the adventure, mystery, humor, and thrills you liked about the first one are delivered once more in this fun sequel.

Sherlock Holmes

A good sense of humor from Downey Jr. as Holmes and a storyline that keeps you shrouded in mystery till the very end makes this movie work on a positive level.


A strong act led by Brad Pitt (who should be nominateed for best performance) and Jonah Hill in his first real break-out performance, and a story that goes deep into the heart of baseball that even non-baseball, even non-sports fans can get into, proving to be more than just a game, and more than just your regular sports movie, and the hero Billy Beane (portrayed by Brad Pitt) shows us all why Baseball is more than just hits, runs, and outs. I can smell Movie of the year all over this fine masterpiece of non-fiction, Moneyball is a Home Run!

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

A terrific prequel to a fantastic classic made over 40 years ago, it's how a prequel, not to mention movie in general should be made with a perfect blend of action, drama, comedy, and apes of course, setting the stage for a sure to be sequel.

Scary Movie 4

One of the funnier spoofs out there, compaired to the likes of spoofs
such as Disaster Movie, or Superhero Movie, this movie is hilarious!

Captain America: The First Avenger

Altogether, the best superhero movie since Spider-Man 2, and that's saying something!


One of the, if not the worst movie I have ever seen, and it doesn't even deserve the credit I'm giving it.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2

Couldn't have asked for a better ending to one of the greatest franchises of all time whose finale as well as entire legacy can be compared to The Lord of the Rings and the original Star Wars trilogy.

Cars 2
Cars 2(2011)

While it's not exactly Pixar's best effort, Cars 2 still proves to be a fun animated film, and even a better spy one.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Short and simple, this movie packs an iron punch!

Casino Royale

Cleverly lays out its cards and balances it's action, drama, and its thrills, and all in all making me initially crave for more Bond.

The Birds
The Birds(1963)

Proves to be one of the best horror movies ever made, almost 50 years later still provides the scares!

One Hour Photo

Robin William's can certainly be creepy when he wants to.

Blazing Saddles

One of the funniest movies I have ever had the pleasure to watch, it ranks amoung the best comedies (and especially spoofs) of all time such as Airplane!


Believe it or not, it's better than 2001.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

The greatest Threequel of all time, a fitting end to the greatest trilogy of all time which has yet to be matched by any other series to date!

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The greatest sequel of all time to the greatest movie of all time!!!

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

The greatest movie of all time in my opinion!!!

The Comebacks

Compard to spoofs these days, this is a big winner.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

An action packed, thrilling, and just plain-old-fun movie that stands as one of the greatest action/adventure features of all time and in my opinion, one of Spielbergs very best!

Green Lantern

Though lacking the sophisticated and storytelling of past superhero movies such as Spider-Man 2, The Dark Knight, or even Iron Man, and the film might have went by a little fast at times, Green Lantern still manages to dazzle on a visual level, has a plot that manages to stay together all the way through and Ryan Reynolds put on a funny performance as Hal Jordan, in all making this superhero movie another win for DC Comics.

Super 8
Super 8(2011)

It's E.T. goes berserk in this soon to be classic film that has plenty of drama, childhood-romance, laughs, chills and thrills to please any movie fans, and proves why Steven Spielberg is one of the greatest producers of all time, adding yet another impressive jewel to his stash of classic movies, or what we should call masterpieces!


With spectacular special effects, a good storyline, humor and characters that seemed to have fun doing what they were doing, Thor proves to be another fantastic film from Marvel and a great superhero movie as well, bring on Captain America!


One of Disneys best, and one of the greatest achievements in animation to this day!

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

3 years of waiting paid off, Johnny Depp continues to be hilarious, this movie was just a blast!

Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest(1999)

Really funny spoof-type movie!

National Treasure

Its a blast, and a truly rare movie treasure!


I'm not happy, I'm not happy at all...

She's the Man

Amanda Bynes is definately not the man. David Cross provides what little laughs or charms that are trapped in this movie.

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3)

Saw this over the summer with my best friend at Universal studios not knowing what to expect, but afterwards we both came out pleased and the movie had me and him laughing near the entire time, not many movies can do that for me much these days.

Over the Hedge

Its genius and it isnt even from Pixar!

Open Season
Open Season(2006)

Its a usual story but with an unusual amount of clever laughs.

U.S. Marshals

Recycled material from The Fugitive but still manages to entertain.

10 Things I Hate About You

I could think of about 10 things I hated about this movie, if not more.


Smart, crafty, and like a Jumanji sequel!

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

Its not the comedy, but the heart and soul Pixar pours into everyone of their movies that makes them work so well.

Dumb and Dumber

How do I say this, this movie was just plain dumd...


This is even better than most disaster movies on its own, it has comedy unseen in any other movie I have ever watched and has a fresh storyline, and is just a fully-loaded comedy masterpiece, in my mind not only the best, but the funniest movie of all time!

Apollo 13
Apollo 13(1995)

Tom Hanks best movie!

Lake Placid 2

CGI Crocs and a few other glitches make this sequel kinda "bite"

Lake Placid
Lake Placid(1999)

One of few good horror/monster movies out there.

Deep Impact
Deep Impact(1998)

How is this better reviewed than Armageddon? O_o

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Not Raiders of the Lost Ark but to me, it was a near classic!


Watch Armageddon instead.

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Great effects and a (sequel hinting) cliffhanger ending makes this film an enjoyable thrill-ride!

The Poseidon Adventure

Perhaps my favorite disaster movie of all time!

War of the Worlds

a real let down, actually expected more of this remake.

Mosura tai Gojira (Mothra vs. Godzilla)

Aww yes, against one of his greatest rivals and this early installment proves to be one of my favorite as well as one of the best!!!

Destroy All Monsters

One of the best in the awesome series!!!

Godzilla 2000

One of Godzilla's greatest bouts!!!

King Kong
King Kong(1933)

If there were ever a perfect movie, this is as close as you could get before you reached that mark!!!


Fantastic film, with excellent Script, directing, and the movie keeps you thinking all the way til the end, Denzel and Chris are excellently cast as the movie keeps in character all the way through.

The Hitcher
The Hitcher(2007)

Starts off promosing but then gets to caught up in the world of straight fiction.

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

I dont even think the movie itself knew what it was doing.

The Green Hornet

Though lacking any sort of plot, the action and humor is enough to make this movie a wild fun-filled ride.


Perhaps better than Toy Story 3, near flawless!!!

Rambo (Rambo IV)

Last 15 minutes were epic though!!!