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It's super entertaining, even if it is only that. Still worth seeing.

Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle

"Why are you in jail?" ... "For bein' black."

$50K and a Call Girl: A Love Story

It's not bad for a straight-to-dvd low-budget film. But it's not that good either.

Saving Mr. Banks

Very solid performances from everyone on board, and it portrays a good piece of film history. It didn't immerse me as much as I wanted it to, but it was still a good film.

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

Entertaining and enjoyable. But nothing too memorable.

We're The Millers

Forget the plot, because it's formulaic and 'been there done that' but as for the comedy. It pulls no punches and works very well, and this is mainly due to the great cast. P.S. Jennifer Aniston is the hottest woman alive.

Pain & Gain
Pain & Gain(2013)

No, you're wrong. This majestic film borderlines a through and through masterpiece, words can't express my love. Fuck.


Elysium is an incredible and absolutely spell-binding film, the performances given from Matt Damon and Sharlto Copley are out of this world. There are so many original things this film does that amazed me, and while there are some cliches aswell they were balanced out. The CGI work is also some of the best I have ever seen, absolutely breathtaking.

Now You See Me

It's so incredibly entertaining and if you go into it expecting a good time at the movies you won't be disappointed. Once you start to the think about it, it becomes absurd, so enjoy it for what it is like I did.

The World's End

It wasn't as hilarious as Shaun of the Dead or Hot Fuzz, but it's just as enjoyable and entertaining.

This Is the End

I'm so happy to say that the last 2 films I've seen in theaters have been nothing short of amazing... This is a classic, I can't stress that enough.

Vehicle 19
Vehicle 19(2013)

Quite horrible, it's hard to watch at times just because of how poorly made it is.


I thought the cult short was really, really good, and I did enjoy 'aspects' of others. But overall the film is pretty average. It does have good things, but also has bad things. Plus, it's not as good as the first, and I think that's due to the fact that it used a lot more gore as apposed to genuine creepiness like the first had.

Evil Dead
Evil Dead(2013)

90 minutes of pure fucking insanity, there is good and bad in that statement, had a blast watching it, but it just lacked something that I can't put my finger on yet...

A Haunted House

From watching the trailer and seeing the abysmal reviews, I was not looking forward to this one bit, it looked truly awful. But to be completely honest I truly enjoyed it and here's why. In a year where we get this film and Scary Movie 5, both basically based around the same central thing, this definitely comes out on top, and that's because this maintains the same feel of the actual movie it's spoofing and to me that's key in a spoof movie. What I mean is, this has the vibe of an indie spoof movie as the actual film it's spoofing is low budget. Scary Movie 5 drastically failed to do this, having too much irrelevant shit going on the entire time and not being funny at all, but I'm not here to talk about that. A Haunted House overall though isn't great or even that good, it's just a lot better than I expected and I laughed quite a bit, granted there are some scenes in there that are truly unfunny and ridiculously stupid, but if they had have had ore of the pop culture references that were in my opinion very effective, it would've been a lot better. Still a surprise though and I had quite a few laughs, so I'm gonna give it a rating that's just above average, nearly a 3 but still a 2.5.

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)

Yeah, I'm not gonna deny the fact that it was a disappointment.

After Earth
After Earth(2013)

I was honestly very surprised by this. I did not intend on seeing this at all purely based on the fact that I had heard nothing but negative things, and the trailer didn't really interest me. But I have to say that I thought it was quite good. First of all the movie looks beautiful, it's honestly some of the best work I've seen in a while as far as cinematography and effects go, and I found the film to be overall engrossing. There are a lot of problems though that can't go unnoticed and the most notable one is the fact that through the entirety of the film there was no sense of danger, well there was, but there was no sense of life-threatening danger. Which is honestly the most important aspect of a survival film. But in my opinion, being very surprised by After Earth the pro's weigh out the con's.

Fast Five
Fast Five(2011)

This could very well be the most bas-ass film I have ever seen...

Fast & Furious

This is so freaking underrated! This is a really good entry into the series, that is in my opinion on par with the first.

World War Z
World War Z(2013)

The film begins giving you no character development or reasoning for what's happening, which makes the first 20 minutes painfully hard to get into, and that part of the film is literally non-stop action so there was a big sense of "what the fuck am I watching?" Then after all that, and there was some time to get to know the characters I felt as though the film was trying too hard to be epic just for the sake of it, which didn't really match the emotion of the story at all. However, there is a certain point of the film that I'm going to call the 'plane scene' and from then until the end of the film it was absolutely brilliant. The ending was a bit too sudden and was hard to fully buy, but World War Z is an overall 'good' film with a bad start but a brilliant third act. Wish I could have loved it but unfortunately not...

The Internship

Formulaic storytelling and predictable from start to finish, but continuously hilarious and extremely entertaining. If you go into this expecting a good time and a lot of laughs you won't be disappointed one bit, expect something else and you'll be every bit disappointed.

2 Fast 2 Furious

The plot is very thinly written, but what should one expect? 2 Fast 2 Furious for me is a 'good' sequel, it's not great, but it definitely isn't bad. It contains the necessities that a summer action movie should have, and it pulls them off well. The action and the film itself is also really well directed, and it doesn't take itself too seriously due to the successful humor that's added, which is also a plus. It's nothing too special, but it's definitely an entertaining watch and a good sequel.

The Fast and the Furious

When I was a little kid I thought it was the coolest thing ever, and while I don't quite think of it that way anymore, I still really enjoy it and think it's incredibly entertaining. Also the action sequences are still phenomenal to this day.

Fast & Furious 6

We're 6 films in and this is some of the most incredibly entertaining stuff I've seen. I never thought I'd say this about a film franchise but I'm very excited for the 7th?

The Rocker
The Rocker(2008)

A huge guilty pleasure of mine. I just honestly find this film to be so enjoyable, entertaining and re-watchable, even if the story structure is formulaic.

The Great Gatsby

I've tried to write a review 5 times and fucked it up every time due to the fact that this new update for RT is an absolute piece of fucking horse shit. If I'm in the process of writing a review and I press the right arrow key it means I want to go back and edit a mistake, not go to the next fucking film that's in theaters this weekend. Jesus Christ RT get your shit together...

The Hangover Part III

Oh my god yes! This film is basically perfection, it concludes the series perfectly, it's fucking hilarious and sooooo entertaining. I can't even comprehend how much I enjoyed it. Fuck the critics! It's easily the best in the trilogy, if you're a fan of the first one you'll love this.


Wow, I was really surprised with how good this film was. First of all, It's not an action film by any means, there is only 1 proper action scene in the whole movie, but it doesn't matter at all because this is a really solid drama. Dwayne Johnson easily gives his most dramatic and resonate performances of his career, and while it does have tonal inconsistencies, it's still a really good film.

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3(2013)

It has it's flaws, but it's still a very entertaining blockbuster.

Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies(2013)

It's charming, hilarious, thrilling and just plain awesome.

Sex Drive
Sex Drive(2008)

One of the most underrated, hilarious and genuine teen comedies I've seen. Whilst some plot points are predictable, it's still a fantastic comedy. Also the unrated edition is fucking hilarious, if you're a fan of the film I highly recommend it, but don't watch the unrated version on a first viewing, just don't.

Texas Chainsaw

*sigh* What a waste of time, please stop fucking with the original! It's too precious to me... Granted, it get's the half a star because there are some scary moments with leatherface stalking his victims around, but it's not like it's their own scares, it's just blatantly copying the original. Tobe Hooper, how could you approve of this?!

The Place Beyond The Pines

I don't know if I can write a review that'll do this film justice... Wow, just wow, this will not be leaving my mind anytime soon, I expected this film to be great, but not a fucking masterpiece. I'm completely speechless...

21 And Over
21 And Over(2013)

I expected to hate this film due to the fact that it looked like a huge Hangover rip-off with elements of the atrocity that is Project X. But to be completely honest, I actually really enjoyed this film. Now don't get me wrong, it does have it's flaws, and the main one is the fact that it's pretty predictable, but if a movie's predictable and it can still make me laugh out loud, then it's definitely doing something right. Overall it's a perfectly paced, edited and hilarious comedy, but it does have some flaws. IT ALSO HAS THE FUCKING GASLIGHT ANTHEM IN THE SOUNDTRACK!

Tenacious D - The Complete Masterworks 2

The concert is freaking amazing, and so is the documentary, but I just wish it was longer!

Movie 43
Movie 43(2013)

As pointless and ridiculous as it is, I honestly somewhat enjoyed it. I think that's due to the fact that I knew this movie was going to terrible ever since I saw the first trailer, I never said to myself "oh this could be good because of the cast" I literally didn't laugh at any footage I saw. I laughed during a couple of the skits, but I did watch the version of the film that didn't include 'The Pitch' which was the main story arch of Dennis Quad pitching the idea of the film. I watched the version that had the teenagers trying to find the most banned video on the internet, which was actually quite funny and fit with overall feel of the movie well. So for that, while the movie is still bad, I need to give it what I think it deserves, and I honestly think it's because I watched that specific version.

Saving Silverman

It has its funny moments and it's very nostalgic for me, but watching it now I'm pretty convinced it was written by a retard.


An utterly fantastic film, that never fails to bring back nostalgic childhood memories, one of my favourite coming of age films.

Scary Movie 5

I thought the opening scene was funny, but everything that followed was an utter disaster.

Win a Date With Tad Hamilton!

Another guilty pleasure of mine.


It's a bad film, but it's a big guilty pleasure of mine. I enjoy it quite a lot.

School of Rock

Such a classic, it never gets old.

Chapter 27
Chapter 27(2007)

Jared Leto is freaking fantastic and 100% unrecognizable. But the movie should not have been made at all, this scum-fuck deserves no credit whatsoever, let alone a fucking movie. But it is well-made and Leto is literally out of this world, so I have to give credit where credit is dude, but honestly, why?


One of the most genuine and honest films I've ever seen, I enjoyed every second of it. The characters are fantastic and they are so relatable, and it's an incredibly re-watchable film as well. It's one of those films that makes you sad when it ends, because you don't want it to end, you just want to keep spending time with these characters.

Nowhere Boy
Nowhere Boy(2010)

Painfully underrated, and for something that could have been so bombastic, it's incredibly beautiful and low-key. I love this film to death.


It has everything you want in a Danny Boyle film, and the performances from everyone are fantastic. It's a lot like Inception but it still has a lot of original elements. It's a truly great film and the best I've seen in 2013 so far.

Stuck on You
Stuck on You(2003)

I think it's really underrated.


Fuck off. It's not a Bond film you pretentious twats.

In the Land of Women

One of the best and most underrated films of the decade.

G.I. Joe: Retaliation

It clearly has its target audience, but I honestly found it to be incredibly convoluted and hard to follow. A lot of the action is impressive but I shouldn't be finding a film with a hasbro graphic in the opening credits convoluted.

Liar Liar
Liar Liar(1997)

Amazing comedy, Jim Carrey is phenomenal.

Detroit Rock City

In my opinion, this is easily the most underrated and wrongfully interpreted film I've ever seen. I can't express my love for this film enough; it's just one of those films that I can put in and watch anywhere at any time and cherish every second.


A very intense and incredibly gritty portrayal of the UK drug underworld, with an unfortunately disappointing ending.

A Good Day To Die Hard

Wow, was this film a disappointment. It's not like I expected it to be great, but it's such a slap in the face to Die Hard fans. It's mean spirited and effortless. There are some action scenes that deliver escapism, but apart from that, it's lazy and annoying.

Ocean's Thirteen

It's very rare that a third film in a series can be great, but Oceans Thirteen blew me away. It returns to the formula of the first, but doesn't feel like a copy at all. It's witty, stylistic and slick, which are the classic elements that made Oceans Eleven one of the best heist films of all time.

Ocean's Twelve

Sure, it doesn't match the greatness of its predecessor. But it's still a very entertaining and underrated film.

Little Fish
Little Fish(2006)

This is a truly great film, with a fantastic script, pristine acting and emotional depth. My only flaw is that the film had some character development issues, if it wasn't for that it would be perfect.

The Rundown
The Rundown(2003)

It's not a game-changer by any means, but as far as visceral thrills and blockbuster entertainment goes, it's pretty top notch.

Angels And Airwaves Presents Love

It's very well-made, but it lacks an investing enough narrative and a satisfying conclusion.

Leaving Las Vegas

A truly mind-blowing film, with Nicolas Cage delivering one of the best performances I've ever seen.

The Rock
The Rock(1996)

A very action packed blockbuster that's vigorously entertaining, and I never thought I'd say this about Michael Bay, but it's actually very well directed. It's without a doubt his best film, even if that comment doesn't seem like much.

Running Scared

Hypnotically visceral, super energetic, immensely gritty, and very original, this film wowed me in every way it possibly could. This is easily by far one of the best films I've seen in a long time, and without a doubt one of the most underrated. Paul Walker also delivers a surprisingly great performance as well.

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Powerfully acted, uniquely told and very engaging. Not to mention how breathtaking the camera-work is.

Blue Valentine

I honestly can't express my love for this film enough; all I can say is that Ryan Gosling gives one of the best performances I've ever seen.


Narc is a hard-edged, gritty and incredibly investing film that throws the audience straight into the drug underworld with great execution. The chemistry between Patric and Liotta is great, both holding their own on the screen and it's filled with nail-biting tension throughout, especially in the final act.

Side Effects
Side Effects(2013)

A very suspenseful and engaging film that hooks you in from the start and doesn't fail to keep you enthralled.

Wish You Were Here

It's so well-written, and the acting is phenomenal. The film was a real impressment; it's original and filmed beautifully. Overall it's a very solid, well-rounded film.


It starts off brilliant, but there's a certain point around the middle of the film where it really slows down and from then on I wasn't as invested. There's still a lot in there that I liked, but I just expected more.

Animal Kingdom

A completely polarizing piece of film-making filled with immaculate acting and true grittiness. These are the kind of films that I not only want to see in general, but also want to see come from Australian film-makers.


It creates the setting and mood of the dystopia perfectly, and while there are a few cheesy moments, it's still a very solid and entertaining film.

The Loved Ones

Perfectly paced, written and directed. This film is fucking phenomenal, such an innovative piece of cinema.

Leaves of Grass

While Edward Norton is phenomenal at delivering a dual role, the film lacks the intensity and humor it strives for, and in the third act it completely falls apart.


It starts off a bit cheesy, but once it finds its ground, Wanted transforms into a viscerally entertaining, no-holds-barred blockbuster.

Ocean's Eleven

Slick, organized and incredibly entertaining. Ocean's Eleven simply succeeds on every level.

Up in the Air

A truly great film with an astonishing amount of charm and wit. It's honestly so beautiful and it's one of the biggest gems I've seen in a very long time.

The Pursuit of Happyness

The performances are mind-blowing, and the film is incredibly heartfelt. But I'd be lying if I didn't point out how painfully depressing it is, it isn't a flaw in the film and I'm aware of the fact that it's a true story. Sure, things become fine and it does have a very happy and satisfying ending, but it's rushed in the last 5 - 10 minutes. I would have just loved to have seen more of the happiness, I'm fine with all the melodrama and it had to be in there, but it needed an extra 15 - 20 minutes of conclusion for me to fully be satisfied. Other than that I have no flaws, everything else I love.

The Killer Inside Me

It's a very dark character study and Casey Affleck delivers a powerhouse performance. But the plot lacks believable depth and the narrative is really convoluted at times. It's not terrible, but it is average.

Thank You for Smoking

One of the most riveting and entertaining films of the past decade. It's written flawlessly and directed to perfection, with each actor getting into character fantastically. It's very overlooked, so if you haven't seen it, please do as soon as possible.

The Prestige
The Prestige(2006)

With a very well-written script and flawless acting across the board, The Prestige is another note-worthy example of Christopher Nolan's extreme talent as a writer and director.

Mr. & Mrs. Smith

It may have its flaws, but I'll be honest, I had a blast. The action is great, the humor is there (especially due to Adam Brody) and the chemistry is obviously fantastic. The only reason I watched it was because Adam Brody was in it, and I expected to hate it, but I really, really enjoyed it.


Hyper-stylized and very entertaining, while it's not the most innovative piece of film-making, it's still very enjoyable

The Last Stand

Self-aware, action-packed, and hilarious, it's exactly what you'd expect from a Schwarzenegger flick. Is it an academy award winning masterpiece? Of course not, but I'm incredibly happy to see Arnold back on the big screen.

American Gangster

It falls upon genre cliches, but it's capturing of the time period is simply perfection and the performances are outstanding, most notably Denzel Washington who in my opinion gives the most intimidating performances of his career. It's also very rare that a film of this genre, with a character like Denzel Washington's can have me liking him whilst being incredibly menacing at the same time.

The Oranges
The Oranges(2012)

It has charm and wit, but it's also predictable and cold. The weakest part for me though is the fact that Hugh Laurie and Leighton Meester lack the most vital element, and that's chemistry. I would have also loved to have seen much more of Adam Brody's character as he was the one stealing the show for me whenever he was on screen.


There's no denying that it's beautifully directed and the acting is outstanding, but for me, this film as a whole just didn't work. The story was quite bland, and to be honest, I didn't like a single character. Overall there are redeeming qualities, but for me GoodFellas falls into my list of the most overrated films of all time.

No Country for Old Men

My single only flaw is the conclusion, other than that it's simply perfection.

Gone Baby Gone

The direction is impeccable and Casey Affleck delivers an incredibly overlooked, powerhouse performance. With such a tight script that falls into complete unpredictability territory in the final act, Gone Baby Gone is near faultless and it has all the key elements of an instant classic.

The Informant!

Matt Damon is fantastic and the performance he gives is like nothing he's ever done before. Soderbergh sensitively directs every frame to near perfection also. However, the narrative itself has a habit of slowing right down, it's interesting some of the time, but in a lot of parts it gets boring and tedious. It's still a watchable film though and I'd tell a true film fan to check it out for the performance alone.

The Town
The Town(2010)

These are the kind of films that inspire me.


With one of the most ambitious concepts in film history, the execution is flawless

The Wackness
The Wackness(2008)

Probably the biggest gem of all time and one of the most relatable films I've ever watched.

Burn After Reading

Expertly written and brilliantly cast. As always from the Coen Brother's, it's incredibly original and the dialogue is more than top notch. Brad Pitt steals the show for me, with an incredibly hilarious performance. I would have liked it to have been about 10 - 15 minutes longer though.


Not only is this film one of my favorites of all time, it's also the most well photographed film ever made.

Jersey Girl
Jersey Girl(2004)

As conventional and predictable as it is this film still manages to steal my heart. It's honestly so beautiful and heartfelt, and I respect Kevin Smith a ton for writing something he felt was necessary. It doesn't match the View Askewniverse classics, but it's a hard film to hate due to its genuine charm, incredibly underrated in my opinion.

Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back

Not as great as I remembered, but it still has its hilarious moments and I love the cameos. It's disappointing, but still a lot of fun.


Very cleverly written and filled with many memorable characters, it doesn't have as many laugh-out-loud moments as Smiths other films, but its ambition and epic set-pieces cannot go unnoticed.

Seven (Se7en)

No real need for words to be honest, this film is perfect in every single aspect, the definitive masterpiece.

Good Will Hunting

Flawlessly acted, written, and filmed. I honestly can't express how beautiful this film really is, and that ending is seriously one of the best and most appropriate I have ever seen.

Four Rooms
Four Rooms(1996)

Considering the talent behind this, it's a huge disappointment. The only redeeming qualities are Tim Roth's incredibly quirky performance, and the last 20 minutes. Other than that, the film is pretty bad.

Blast From the Past

One of the most overlooked films I've ever seen. Blast from the Past has a great story, comedic timing, witty dialogue, and very memorable characters. While it has a few sappy moments and some of the fish-out-of-water humor gets a little dry towards the end, it's still a fantastic gem that I highly recommend.

The Guilt Trip

What seemed like a generic, sappy, mother-son bonding trope. Surprisingly turns out to be a very funny and kind-spirited film, filled with genuine heart and sincerity. While I definitely wouldn't call it great, it's certainly not anything bad either.

Zero Dark Thirty

Kathryn Bigelow continues to amaze me. Zero Dark Thirty is my 3rd 'favourite' film of 2012, however, I think it's the 'best' film of 2012. It's definitely the most important, and the last 40 minutes is the most suspenseful film-making I have probably ever seen.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

Just as good the 50th time as it was the 1st.

Paranormal Activity 4

One of the most boring horror films ever made. Nothing in this film is scary, not a single thing. It's lazy, sloppily edited and annoying to watch.

Chernobyl Diaries

The atmosphere is great. But the terrible script, the unlike-able characters and the fact that majority of the 'scares' are just plain laughable, make this nothing but a waste of your time and terribly lost potential.

Grave Encounters 2

It starts off very promising, but as it drags on it turns into a big joke.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

All I have to say is it looks good on salad.

Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages(2012)

Cruise is the only redeeming thing about this mess, and he only has about 10 minutes of screen time in this 2 hour fucking musical!

John Carter
John Carter(2012)

This was a catastrophe on so many levels.

Wrath of the Titans

Very impressive action and thoroughly entertaining. But there's nothing else here.


Pixar, I have faith you still have something great left in you. Don't prove me wrong.

What to Expect When You're Expecting

This belongs on TV for a breezy 90 minute special. It's a hard film to hate, but it's overly long and fairly boring.


It's allot better than it should be, but it's still only average.


Allot of style, but little to no substance. Some might argue that's it's just fun mindless action, but I was bored for the most part to be honest. I respect the film for it's balls and amazing visuals, but I can't understand the hype at all.

Safe House
Safe House(2012)

A sub-par action flick, that wastes allot of potential and overstays its welcome by about 15 minutes.


Not only is V/H/S a genuinely terrifying modern horror flick, but it's also a remarkable addition to the 'found-footage' genre and can be labelled as a some-what endurance test. It's not something you have to go out of your way to see in theatres, but definitely rent it if you get the chance. The only reason it doesn't get a better score is because of the bad acting in a couple of the shorts, not that I wasn't expecting it, just that it took away from the terror.

Hotel Transylvania

This was a huge surprise. Great voice acting, clever self-aware humor, beautiful animation and solid use of 3D. It's obviously not a masterpiece but it's a great children's film that adults can have plenty of fun with too.

Here Comes the Boom

Woah, I was really surprised with how much I enjoyed this film. Of course, it's not the greatest piece of cinema to ever grace the earth but for what it is it works very well. The comedy is there, the hearts there and the characters are actually quite memorable. In my opinion this is one of the years most underrated films.


Sean William Scott is great and Goon is an all round enjoyable movie with lots of laughs to be had.


I don't think it's as fantastic as everyone's saying it is, but I still think it's a solid horror flick.

Hit & Run
Hit & Run(2012)

This was quite a surprise to be honest. I went in not expecting much at all and came out enjoying it. There are many flaws in the flim, but the driving sequences are fantastic and allot of the jokes work, while allot fall flat, so it's about 50/50 on the comedy. While it left me ultimately wanting more, this is an impressive start to Dax Shepard's writing/directing career.


This and Skyfall are the 2 most overrated films of 2012. This film has so many cliches that are painfully annoying, and the 2nd half of the film is an unapologetic blatant copy of The Terminator. The film isn't bad by any means though as the first half is incredibly original and riveting.

Salmon Fishing in the Yemen

Films like this are a rare gem.

The Expendables 2

Everything I wanted the first one to be and so much more! Stupid (but self-aware), cheesy one liners and so much kick-assery. If you can't have a good time watching this, there is seriously something wrong with you.

Wreck-it Ralph

With a charming script, fantastic voice acting and some of the best and most beautiful animation I have ever seen, Wreck-It Ralph is the best and most original animated film of the past few years.

The Sapphires

Woah, an absolute gem of a film! Talk about a surprise slap in the face, I went into this not knowing what to expect and it ended up being one of my favourite films of the year so far. Please do yourself a favour and see this movie.

Catch My Disease (Ben Lee: Catch My Disease)

Could well be my favourite documentary of all time.

Django Unchained

Hey Quentin, how does it feel to have yet another masterpiece to your name?

Side by Side
Side by Side(2012)

This is without a doubt the best and most riveting documentary of recent memory. If you're as passionate about film (more specifically the technicalities of it) as I am, you won't be able to look away.

Ed Wood
Ed Wood(1994)

This film is beautiful on almost every level. It's acted beautifully, filmed beautifully and most importantly, has a beautiful story.

North by Northwest

Best spy movie of all time.

Strangers on a Train

An incredibly suspenseful masterpiece filled with very chilling moments, memorable set pieces and one of the best third acts of all time.

American Psycho

The best book adaptation of all time.

Silver Linings Playbook

Words can't do this films beauty justice...

This is 40
This is 40(2012)

Judd Apatow is back, and I couldn't be happier. I've been looking forward to This is 40 ever since its announcement and I can safely say it's exactly what I was hoping for. As always Judd Apatow directs his actors perfectly, both Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd give Oscar-worthy performances as Pete and Debbie. While it's script is a little uneven, I still adore This is 40 and consider it one of the most underrated films of the past year.


One of the best Australian comedies ever.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Beautifully filmed, wildly ambitious and very imaginative.

The Thing
The Thing(2011)

This film lacks any ambition whatsoever...


This film completely blew me away... Infact, it's probably HItchcock's most underrated film, a true gem. It has all the elements of a great, early Hitchcock film, with moments of true suspense and black humour, My only problem was that the pacing in the first act was kind of painful.

True Romance
True Romance(1993)

"So if that's a fact, tell me... Am I lying?"


It gets off to a rough start, but when ParaNorman finds its ground it becomes a very funny, clever, and creepy homage to old-school horror flicks.

Gangster Squad

As predictable as it may be, Gangster Squad still succeeds due to its great performances, and impressive action sequences. This film is allot of fun, and that's all it's really trying to be, but at times that was a little hard to grasp because it gets caught up in taking itself too seriously, and also being really self-aware. This causes for the humor and story to feel uneven at times.

From Dusk Till Dawn

To say this film is entertaining would be a drastic understatement. The acting is great, the dialogue is perfect and the action is so awesome! Such an underrated film that needs to be watched.

Death Proof
Death Proof(2007)

Calling this film 'bad' or 'disappointing' is a crime worthy of life imprisonment. This shit is pure bad-assery.


Alfred Hitchcock's masterpiece succeeds on every level as an almost completely unpredictable mystery.

Killing Them Softly

Amazing performances, a tight perfectly written script, very suspenseful, gritty, violent and most importantly directed to absolute perfection. Not only is this an amazing film about crime, it's also an extremely clever mockery of American capitalism.

Seven Psychopaths

One of the most original films of the past few years and of the best scripts of the year. Seven Psychopaths is filled with so many twists and turns and darkly hilarious moments, I love this film and it has such incredible dialogue. One of the years best without a doubt.


It's a good film, but it's just not great. Which is a shame because it really had the potential to be.

Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher(2012)

Well this was a surprise! I went into Jack Reacher with fairly average expectations, and I'm happy to say, I was very impressed! The performances are great, the direction is perfect, and the humour actually works very well. I hope this does well financially because I'd love to see a sequel.

10 Years
10 Years(2012)

Wow, this film is an absolute gem.


A brutal, messy endurance test that thoroughly succeeds dude to its performances and original direction.

Funny People
Funny People(2009)

One of the most underrated films of all time.

Any Questions for Ben?

While the script does fall under some romantic comedy cliches, the film is weighed out due to it's fine acting, like-able characters and all-round charm.

American Reunion

I'll admit, I was really bias at first calling it 'perfect' because it most definitely is not. But I adore it so much and it provided me with so much nostalgia which I'm completely fine with.

Safety Not Guaranteed

Beautifully directed, well acted and the characters are great. This film is just delightful.

Total Recall
Total Recall(2012)

Total Recall is a blast. Sure, it has its many flaws, but it's one of the funnest films I've seen all year.

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Not quite as good as Fellowship, but it's still incredible.

Jackie Brown
Jackie Brown(1997)

Yeah, it's a fucking masterpiece.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

Visually stunning, beautifully acted and incredibly entertaining. While The Hobbit undeniably does have it problems (mainly in the pacing department) it's still a really fun time and a great return to Middle Earth.

The Amazing Spider-Man

It's no-where near perfect, but I do think it was a very necessary reboot. There are allot of things I love about this film, but there are also a few things that I can't stand. To name one, the scene where Peter Parker blatantly throws a football at a goal-post severely damaging it in the middle of his school... Like seriously, what the fuck?! Easily the most stupid and unnecessary scene of any movie of recent memory.


Flight is a mesmerizing character study filled with incredible performances, a great script and solid direction from Robert Zemeckis. While some aspects of the film are hard to watch as they hit a little too close to home, it's still a fantastic, memorable film that I can definitely see myself watching again and again.

Rise of the Guardians

Of course it's not a masterpiece, but it's fun, and kids will love it.

Les Misérables

Incredibly acted, beautifully filmed and the set pieces are jaw-dropping. This is a beautiful film, but it's not perfect due to pacing issues and a plot that feels disjointed at times.

The Man With the Iron Fists

It's a fun homage to old-school kung-fu movies and I can definitely see how passionate RZA is about it, but I'd be lying if I didn't say I was a little disappointed.

Premium Rush
Premium Rush(2012)

Innovative direction, strong lead performances and a fast paced script stop Premium Rush from becoming just another run-of-the-mill chase film.

Pitch Perfect

While it's very tedious and the plot is predictable, Pitch Perfect manages to deliver plenty of laughs and great performances. Plus, it's got my boy Adam DeVine and my girl Anna Kendrick!

Wolf Creek
Wolf Creek(2005)

One of the best horror films ever made.

Bubble Boy
Bubble Boy(2001)

Get a sense of humour critics, honestly.

Kill Bill: Volume 2

I could not have imagined a more satisfying conclusion to the series. This was everything I wanted and so much more, bless you Tarantino, bless you.

Alex Cross
Alex Cross(2012)

Not as bad as it should have been, but still, very average...


One of the most underrated comedies ever.

Inglourious Basterds

"I think this just might be my masterpiece."


Some of the best special effects I have ever seen and it's entertaining to watch, but the script is laughable and the disaster scenes are incredibly repetitive.

Zack and Miri Make a Porno

Whilst it's not my favourite Kevin Smith film and I admittingly was disappointed when I first saw it, it grew on me after time and now I consider it a great comedy.

Trouble with the Curve

Charming performances and great chemistry between all the actors. I went into this film without much hope considering the negative reviews, but I was very surprised. Baseball fan or not, I think everyone can find enjoyment with this film.

Joy Ride
Joy Ride(2001)

A very underrated thriller. Joy Ride has surprisingly good acting, very tense moments and it's fairly unpredictable at times.

Fun Size
Fun Size(2012)

It starts off very badly but as it progresses it becomes enjoyable due to all the different characters that are introduced. I wouldn't say it's a good film but it's entertaining for what it is.


It's directed beautifully and the performances are fantastic, but towards the later half of the film it get's a little too predictable.


Very hilarious and extremely underrated.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

"I don't know if I will have the time to write anymore letters because I might be too busy trying to participate. So if this does end up being the last letter, I just want you to know that I was in a bad place before I started high school and you helped me.

Even if you didn't know what I was talking about or know someone who's gone through it. You made me not feel alone.

Because I know there are people who say all these things don't happen. And there are people who forget what it's like to be sixteen when they turn seventeen. And know these will all be stories someday and our pictures will become old photographs and we'll all become somebody's mum or dad. But right now these moments are not stories.

This is happening. I am here and I am looking at her and she is so beautiful. I can see it. This one moment when you're not a sad story, you are alive. And you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder, when you were listening to that song on that drive with the people you love most in the world.

And in this moment, I swear, WE ARE INFINITE."


No... It's actually abysmal.

Killer Joe
Killer Joe(2012)

A very twisted tale filled with fantastic performances, bleak imagery and amazing direction. While the ending left me wanting more explanation, this is still a great film.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

It perfectly stays true to it's source material and is visually innovating on almost every level. I couldn't picture the book being brought to film in any other way.

The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 2

Sure, I'll admit to it being the best in the franchise and there was a great battle scene. But everything else is still 'Twlight', which means you're going to get abysmal dialogue and bad story-telling.

In Bruges
In Bruges(2008)

Incredible dialogue, great performances and beautiful cinematography. This is a very impressive directorial debut for Martin McDonagh.


Limitless is such a fantastic, underrated film. Everything from the amazing visual style, to one of the best hooks I've ever seen. My only real flaw with the film is that the 2nd act feels a little uneven.

The Sessions
The Sessions(2012)

Where the hell did this come from?! This is a very powerful and heart-warming film, that I hope get's noticed come awards time. Everyone here gives an incredible performance, especially John Hawkes who in my opinion gives the performance of a lifetime.

The Master
The Master(2012)

Incredibly ambitious, flawlessly acted, vigorously engrossing and amazingly filmed. The Master is the best film of 2012 and it proves that PTA shows no sign of stopping, which means I can't be happier.

The Cabin in the Woods

Without a doubt the most innovative horror film of the last decade and probably the most unique meta-horror film ever. Oh man, the dialogue is what makes this movie so amazing. A horror fans definitive wet-dream.


Classic Aussie comedy at its finest. Crackerjack is a very cleverly written and entertaining film with plenty of hard-hitting jokes and great performances. Whoever thought a movie about lawn bowls could be so damn entertaining?!

Burning Man
Burning Man(2012)

Finely acted, beautifully shot and just all-round extremely well made. It's quite slow at times and a little overly long, but overall it's a great Australian film and just a very underrated film in general.

Hard Eight
Hard Eight(1996)

A very under-appreciated film by PTA. Hard Eight is a great movie filled with fantastic performances and snappy dialogue, the opening scene is also fantastic because it gets you very intrigued and really sets you up for what's to come.

Boogie Nights

PTA's best film and in my opinion the best 'rise and fall' tale ever told. Boogie Nights is nothing short of a masterpiece, everything is perfectly in line here and it's easily one of my all time favorites. Don't even get me started with the soundtrack.

Raging Bull
Raging Bull(1980)

Martin Scorsese's masterpiece succeeds in every aspect. It's probably tied with Taxi Driver as my favourite Scorsese film but they're both such amazing incomparable pieces of cinema.

End of Watch
End of Watch(2012)

Woah, what a great film.

Freddy vs. Jason

While there isn't much substance, there is a hell of a lot of style and so much action. This is an action packed thrill ride from beginning to end, pure bad-assery.

Chicken Run
Chicken Run(2000)

My favourite clay-mation film. Chicken Run is an extremely charming tale filled with very poignant characters.

Housos Vs. Authority

There's allot of problems (obviously), but for the most part this is funny and entertaining but most people will probably find it unbearably offensive. It's good for what it is and it doesn't take itself seriously, it's way too long though.

Requiem for a Dream

Probably the most powerful movie I have ever seen.


Why on god's green earth is this rotten? This is the funniest film I have ever seen in my entire life, hands down.


Tim Burton creates a successful homage to old monster movies, with the aid of stunning stop-motion animation.

Natural Born Killers

One of the most, if not the most divisive film ever made. This is the pure definition of a 'love it or hate it' movie, I love it. Natural Born Killers is the perfect mix of style and substance because it's one of the most oddly stylistic films I've ever seen, but there's also so much story and depth. Every single actor gives an incredible performance and Oliver Stone makes this movie his own.

Kevin & Perry Go Large

Sure, it's hard for most to stomach and some might find it annoying. But I think it's hilarious, I realise it's pretty bad but it's nostalgic and extremely amusing.

The Big Lebowski

Favourite comedy film of all time. It literally never gets old, the writing and performances are absolutely perfect. "It's just like, your opinion man"

28 Days Later

It may well be my favourite zombie film, but what makes 28 Days Later so brilliant is it's raw, gritty style. Which makes it such an amazing and memorable piece of cinema.

District 9
District 9(2009)

Best found footage movie, ever. And one of the best films of the last decade.


Tense plotting and plenty of subtle edge of your seat moments. Arbitrage is filled with amazing performances and great storytelling. My main flaw with the film is the fact that the ending doesn't really sum everything up the way a finale should.


Shame is a sensitively directed, visceral piece of film-making. It's not a film for everybody, but no-one can deny that it's extremely well made and filled with spellbinding performances.

Dr Seuss' The Lorax

A little disappointed, it was a little too short and I would have liked to have seen more of the Lorax character itself. But other than that I feel as though it did what it was trying to do perfectly fine. The visuals were breathtaking and the use of bright vibrant colours brought out the most in the feel of the film. Shouldn't be rotten as it's a nice little family feel-good animation, and it's not striving for anything more. As for the 3D it was fairly pointless but I guess you can't complain as all animations feel as though it's a necessity.

Once Were Warriors

A brutal, tragic tale that will leave you extremely emotionally confused.

Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

It's obviously not for everyone but I think it's freaking hilarious.


Christopher Nolan's best, HANDS DOWN. Also one of my favourite films of all time and one of the most original and mind-puzzling movies ever made.


Well shot, a decent script and well acted for the most part. Savages was a great time at the movies but the ending weighs the film down so much. It's literally one of the worst endings ever, makes no sense and contradicts the entire movie.




A very well-made period piece that succeeds through it's powerful acting, immense cinematography and great storytelling. What stops Lawless from getting a perfect grade is it's very slow parts that really drive you out of the experience, the film is also about 10 - 15 minutes too long. It's not exactly a flaw, but I was disappointed with how underused Gary Oldman was, considering he's one of the best actors working today.

The Usual Suspects

Everything that makes a film perfect is showcased in The Usual Suspects. The films most amazing aspect is the fact that it got such a simple premise and kept putting layers and layers upon characters and unique plot twists. One of the best films ever made from a film-making standpoint and entertainment.

Taken 2
Taken 2(2012)

The more I think about it. The more terrible it becomes.

Hall Pass
Hall Pass(2011)

Sure it's a run of the mill low brow ranch comedy, but the likeable screen presence of Owen Wilson and Jason Sudeikis make it very tolerable and funny.


A very badass, edge of your seat revenge flick with a surprisingly layered performance from The Rock.


Soooooo underrated. This is a genuinely good movie.

Encino Man
Encino Man(1992)

I remember it being allot better, and that's not saying much.

High School
High School(2012)

It has a cool premise and it starts off with a great tone. But as the film goes on it completely forgets it's direction.

Jeepers Creepers

Creepy, original and it has one of the coolest horror movie setups ever.


Well-written, funny and original. Accepted is an under-appreciated addition to this genre.

Dodgeball - A True Underdog Story

A hilarious comedy that's appropriate for any occasion.


Taken has a compact well-written simple script, a great lead performance from Liam Neeson, epic well-directed action sequences and a perfect running time.

Role Models
Role Models(2008)

Underrated, hilarious and awesome.


I have faith in Australian comedy again!

Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days

Harmless childish fun that brought out the kid in me.

The Sandlot
The Sandlot(1993)

Warm and emotionally nostalgic. Watching this film always puts me in a fantastic mood and brings back so many of the best childhood memories.

Ruby Sparks
Ruby Sparks(2012)

Original script, love-able characters and very funny. This film is a gem that you need to see if you get the chance.

Kill Bill: Volume 1

One of Tarantino's most original and stylistic films and that is saying a hell of allot. Some label it as style over substance but I think it's a perfect mix of style and substance.

I'm Still Here

This is one of the best things I've ever watched, oh my god this is humour.

Without a Paddle

A great adventure, buddy comedy with so many laughs and likeable characters.

The Campaign
The Campaign(2012)

At first I thought it was good for what it was. But the more and more I think about it I realize it's just so much wasted potential.


The most beautiful film ever made and the best love story ever told, god bless you James Cameron, bless you...

There Will Be Blood

Wholly original, acted to the finest perfection, beautifully shot, the realism is so grand it's almost unbearable and with a score so chilling. There Will Be Blood is nothing but a masterpiece of modern cinema.

Reservoir Dogs

Without a doubt one of the most well-written films of all time, superbly directed and acted with so many memorable characters.

The Watch
The Watch(2012)

While it's generic at times with the whole alien plot, The Watch still manages to deliver the laughs very consistently. I can understand that it's not for everyone, but I found it very enjoyable and hilarious.

The Old Man and the Sea

A very poignant classic feature that succeeds due to Spencer Tracy's likeable screen presence and it's ability to stay true to it's source material.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

Insert video of Steve Carrell saying no angrily several times.


As a stand-alone film, it's tolerable to an extent. But to say it's all downhill from here would be a drastic understatement...

The Blind Side

Call it generic, call it overrated. I think it's a great, well-made, powerful film.

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

One of the best comedy cult-classics ever.

Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey

While the script isn't as good as the first, the film is still a great sequel. The addition of the Grim Reaper character is probably the best thing they ever did, he's so oddly loveable, charming and funny, this is because of William Sadler's great screen presence. Amen too the awesome critics!


God dammit PTA you cinematic force of nature, you've done it again. If you haven't seen Magnolia, all I have to say is watch the first 5 minutes and you'll be locked in for the full 3 hours, nothing but a beautiful masterpiece.

The Shawshank Redemption

Less of my 2nd favourite film of all time and more a tie for 1st. Nothing captures the human spirit better than this film. It feels like an understatement to call it a film, it's more of a life-changing experience.

Stand by Me
Stand by Me(1986)

While I was watching it, I didn't think much of it. But the ending happened and something really powerful hit me. The true meaning of friendship lies within this film.

Pineapple Express

The film that changed the stoner comedy genre. Call it overrated, I think it's a comedic masterpiece.

Step Brothers

While the odd joke falls flat, there's no denying that the comedic chemistry between Ferrell and C. Reilly is pitch perfect. It's a love it or hate it kind of film and I can proudly say I love it.

13 Going on 30

I know, I know. But it's just something about this movie that gets to me, I think it's great.

Kath & Kimderella

So ridiculously terrible, but hilarious. The dialogue is very well-working as you would expect from Kath & Kim, but the story and everything else is absolutely horrendous.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

The best action movie ever made...

Gran Torino
Gran Torino(2009)

One of the best films ever made. Such a simple premise, transformed into nothing less than a masterpiece.

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)

A definitive masterpiece, filled with miraculous animation and real human emotion. This is the second best animated film of all time, seeing this in theatres again was a very nostalgic experience that I will remember for a very long time.

Donnie Darko
Donnie Darko(2001)

One of the best films ever made, from a directorial standpoint and a psychological.


A very oddball film that exceeds through it's subtly clever script, wonderful direction and impeccable acting. Ben McKenzie delivers a powerhouse performance, and is in my opinion one of the best and most under-appreciated actors working today.

The Ringer
The Ringer(2005)

This is honestly one of the funniest movie's I have ever seen in my life. Yeah the humour isn't for everyone, especially people who get easily offended. The only flaw is that it's too predictable, but it exceeds at doing what a comedy has to do and that's make you laugh.

Hot Rod
Hot Rod(2007)

A love it or hate it film. I love it, a hilarious definitive cult classic.

Smiley Face
Smiley Face(2007)

Smiley Face has a very simple but well-working script and while the direction is very simplistic, I find it to be amazing. It's obviously not the greatest film so it does have it's fare share of flaws, but the biggest disappointment for me was the fact that it didn't have much Adam Brody in it. Especially considering I was in hysterics whenever he was on screen and he's one of my favourite actors, if not my favourite.

Hope Springs
Hope Springs(2012)

While there are a few laughs to be had, Hope Springs overall consists of under-used talent and a story that's bogged down by intentionally overly depressing scenes.

Grandma's Boy

Sure it's stupid and crude, but it's such a good stoner-comedy.

Source Code
Source Code(2011)

A tense action thriller that works your mind. Such and impressive film considering the budget. Very underrated, it's near perfect.

Mean Girls
Mean Girls(2004)

One of the most expertly written films of all time. This is so much better than it should be, it's a straight up comedy classic.


A very charming children's film that is very nostalgic for me.

The Heartbreak Kid

Overly long and a bad clichà (C) script. The only good thing about the film is Ben Stiller's likeable performance and some funny moments.

Knocked Up
Knocked Up(2007)

A rom-com that successfully mixes raunch with heartfelt romance. Allot of films try to copy the same formula Knocked Up uses but they just fail, a comedy for the ages.

The Bourne Legacy

This film had so much potential to be great with Jeremy Renner filling the shoes of Matt Damon. Here's the thing, the action sequences are great and Renner's performance is great. But it's biggest problem is the fact that nothing happens, so much underused talent here, Edward Norton one of the best actors of all time does literally nothing! This has one of the worst endings of all time, it doesn't answer a single question, and by that I mean it doesn't even let you know what the movie is even about. It's so convoluted it's beyond a joke, right when the film was about to go somewhere the credits role. Huge disappointment, it only get's this rating because of the fantastic action scenes and the leading man.

The Bourne Ultimatum

Easily the best in the series and one of the best action movies of the 2000's. Edge of your seat entertainment at it's finest and expertly handled shaky cam makes this the perfect action movie.

The Bourne Supremacy

An impressing sequel that in my opinion is just as good as the first. While I prefer the clean fight sequences in Identity more than the fast shaky ones here, I'd say the action scenes as a whole are much more intense in this film and that's because of Greengrass's unique gritty direction.

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)

It's the same wedding singer from Old School!

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

Overly loud, irritating jump scares, raped with CGI. The plot is more convoluted than Ghost Rider 2, it was fun at parts and the action scenes were a little exciting, but all the problems weigh it down and make it overall an un-fun overly serious mess.

Project X
Project X(2012)

One of the worst movies ever made.

The Three Stooges

At the same time. Not interested.


Perfect in every single way.


While it falls under allot of the Statham action movie clichà (C)s, it's no-where near as bad as I was expecting it to be. An intriguing enough premise and some decent action sequences, Safe is a good time, a perfect rental.

God Bless America

God Bless America is one of the best, if not the best Dark Comedy ever made. It shows all the elements that a film of this genre should show. It's hilarious when it's wants to be, and deadly serious when it needs to be (in a good way). The character of Frank is one of the most likeable and relatible characters ever, even if you don't like the stuff he is doing you get so invested in the film that you feel as though it's the right thing to do. Bobcat Goldthwait directs this film to absolute perfection and it truly is the finest definition of a modern day masterpiece.

American Pie
American Pie(1999)

This movie just reeks of nostalgia for me. It has one of my greatest moments in cinema history aswell. Jim running down the street to Mutt by Blink-182

The Truman Show

My favourite film of all time without a single doubt in my mind. I would right a solid review for this but it would actually be the size of the last Harry Potter book. I can't express my love for this film enough.

127 Hours
127 Hours(2010)

It's hard to put this film into words. I can't just give it an excellent rating I have to express myself about it. 127 Hours is the most inspirational movie of all time, everything from the score to the cinematography to James Franco's ground breaking performance is absolutely flawless. The film will give you goosebumps all over and at times you will be in tears. The film will break you, but at the end it puts you right back together again. I can't stress enough that there is not 1 single flaw in the film. 127 Hours will change you as a person and most definitely change the way you see film. It's in my top 50 films of all time without a doubt. If you haven't seen 127 Hours watch it now, it will change you.

The Change-Up

Fun time, not trying to be anything more so don't treat it like that.

Shark Night 3D

This is an absolutely terrible film... It's not even enjoyable as popcorn fluff.

Rear Window
Rear Window(1954)

A brilliant piece of cinema that has the most gripping and intense finale in all of film history.

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace

Not a very good Star Wars film and as for the 3D... It was pretty garbage.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

A near perfect film that I enjoyed from start to finish.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

I just had to switch my brain off and have a fun time.


One of the greatest films of 2011 and also one of the greatest films ever made, a straight up masterpiece.

8 Mile
8 Mile(2002)

An excellent film, you don't even have to enjoy rap to enjoy this movie.