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Dark Feed
Dark Feed(2012)

As far as independent horror films go, this one is basically the dictionary definition of "okay". The concept of the movie seems fresh enough, but it was ultimately ruined by not delivering a haunting atmosphere akin to something like 'Grave Encounters', another low-budget psych ward horror flick (that I highly recommend). I personally think the found-footage gimmick would have actually helped this movie quite a bit. Just insert a guy filming special features for the movie the characters in the film are making and have him accidentally capture creepy shit. Sure, it would be a copy of 'Grave Encounters', but maybe that's not such a bad thing. In any case, 'Dark Feed' is entertaining enough to sit back and laugh at I guess. Simply put, I've definitely seen worse, and better.

Prozac Nation

I would have had more respect for this movie if it actually acknowledged how much of much of a manipulative, self-centered, narcissistic psychopath the main character was.


Almost every single time this movie approached presenting the concept of the loss of teenage innocence in a competent manner it turned right around and shot itself in the foot. One minute a character's actions appear legitimate and then the next feel contrived. One line may have sounded genuine and then followed up with one that was completely unrealistic. This movie would do this over and over and over again down to every last component. I can't say I hated it, but the flashes of potential consistently bothered me throughout. If anything, the first 10 seconds are worth watching. The opening shot definitely pulled me in. That is until the rest of the movie threw me out.

Henry Poole Is Here

I really do think this movie had potential, and I really wanted to like it, but there were simply too many issues when it came to execution. Most of the performances are solid, especially Luke Wilson's, but they all suffer from problems originating from the script. People do things simply because the flimsy plot requires them to, and characters get into theological debates that wouldn't actually happen in real life because the screenwriter obviously doesn't understand the concept of subtlety. I understand suspension of disbelief, but the movie consistently throws situations at the audience and simply tells them to just roll with it. And that may be fine with other genres, but when it comes to a drama like this, it needs to be as realistic as possible in order to be immersive. I will say that this film isn't necessarily religious propaganda. It's not a message about having faith in a God, but more so a statement about having a positive outlook on the world and living life to it's fullest. And while it's definitely a position that's done to death, this movie didn't portray that mindset obnoxiously. The movie sort of just presented it, but I think it could have felt more real and legitimately touching if the script were given a couple more rewrites.

The Devil's Rejects

Not nearly as good as I was led to believe, but I enjoyed it alright.

The Five-Year Engagement

It's definitely better constructed and a little deeper than your standard rom-com, but the two major problems that brings the entire movie down are that it just isn't funny and the chemistry between the two leads feels slightly off. I'm glad that something Hollywood put out is attempting to be a better romantic comedy, but I know for a fact the writer/director behind this is capable of much more than what was delivered in this movie.


This is just a boring, subpar, slasher flick that was obviously made due to the fallout from the terrible Scream movies. Even the gore effects were lame.


Well, that was bad.

Not Another Teen Movie

I must say that this movie is surprisingly entertaining. It's the only one of the "Movie Movies" that actually spoofs the genre it's claiming to spoof and is kind of funny in a stupid sort of way. Some of the jokes are even slightly clever. It's incredibly sophomoric, that's the sort of the spirit the movie wanted to have.

The Possession

Definatly not the worst horror movie to come out in 2012. It was surprisingly well made and had decent performances, but the movie definatly slips into stupidity around the second half. Some parts even had me cracking up in the theater. All in all, it's a standard exorcism movie, but I would still recommend The Last Exorcism over this when it comes to modern exorcism flicks.

Paranormal Activity 4

I really liked the previous three Paranormal Activity movies, but I can't even stand up for this series anymore. This movie just blatantly SUCKED. By the fourth movie, if you aren't keeping things fresh, the "scares" just turn laughable and redundant. The girl was a bubble-head, the boyfriend was obnoxious and unintentionally creepy, and the parents acted like retards the entire movie. What's most annoying is that this film basically just punts to the inevitable Paranormal Activity 5. Unfortunately, the ending was interesting enough that I'll most likely be back for the fifth installment.

Silent Hill: Revelation

I can sum up this movie in one word: forgettable.

The Master
The Master(2012)

It's a pretty solid drama with great performances along with some scenes that are pure brilliance. However, it goes on for about 30 minutes too long and doesn't seem to add up to much by the end.

Scooby-Doo 2: Monsters Unleashed

It's slightly less terrible than the first Scoony-Doo movie, but only slightly. At least this one attempted to have some of the original monsters in it. Despite that fact, the film is excruciatingly bad.

Pieces of April

Independant filmmaking at some of it's worst. This movie also contains the most retarded sex scene I have ever watched.

The Ring Two
The Ring Two(2005)

I absolutely loathed this movie. When it was done I got up, put the DVD in it's case, took it outside, and stomped on it. I then returned inside with the artwork, crumpled it up, threw it in the toilet, took a piss on it, and flushed it down the toilet. True story...

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

This movie was pretty terrible, but overall it was inoffensive and kept me laughing at how retarded it was throughout.

The Happening



It had potential to be a good comedy based on the writers behind it and the plot, but it didn't have any really solid jokes to offer. It's one of those comedies that didn't throw nearly enough jokes out there and relied on a lot of running gags that fail from the start.

Hall Pass
Hall Pass(2011)

These two guys are given the chance to cheat by their wives, then after a series of unfunny circumstances they don't cheat, and then the movie ends.
Oh, and why the fuck would anyone want to cheat if Jenna Fischer was their wife?

Romeo + Juliet

This movie set a new record for how quickly I was done with a movie. After three minutes, all hope for a good film was gone.

Grown Ups
Grown Ups(2010)

I can't believe I actually sat through this whole thing. Every bit of it was horrible, but the surprise is that Adam Sandler and Kevin James weren't the main cause of it. While the whole cast does a pitiful job, most of the pain this movie inflicted on me came from Rob Schneider (whose two jokes include him having stupid hair and being married to an older woman) and David Spade (who seems to actually think his character is funny). I honestly don't remember laughing once through this movie.


While this movie was really bad, it was also hilarious and almost always gave me something to laugh at. From the blatant racial stereotypes to the overly dramatized dancing scene in the meadow to the chase and shoot-out scenes this movie attempts to pull off, it's incredibly entertaining. If you found "Facing the Giants" and "Fireproof" to be hysterical, definitely check this movie out and have a great time throwing insults at it! This is one of the best bad movies I've seen in a while!

Area 407
Area 407(2012)

Area 407 simply consists of shaky, badly focused camera footage with characters yelling and arguing at one another mixed in with stock "creepy" noises followed by generic "What the fuck was that?!" type dialogue. The monster is probably seen in the movie for a total of twenty seconds, and the bits of it that are actually shown looks extremely fake. As for the ending, it was just plain retarded and made me burst out into laughter. Some of the acting is okay, but it's not good enough to carry the entire movie.

Pay It Forward

This is probably my most hated film that I've seen in my life. Even movies like Facing the Giants and Fireproof are at least funny. I fucking despise every single element of this movie, from the horrible script, to the shitty "feel bad because of this situation" scenes, to the completely retarded ending that made me give the screen the double bird for wanting me to feel "sad" because of the kids stupid death (And I do not care if I spoiled the movie here. Don't fucking watch the thing.) Put simply, this film makes me want to die.

The Devil Inside

This "found footage" movie tries so very hard to be a creepy exorcism movie, and it completely fails with each attempted scare. However, it was funny it in some parts, and the end is sure to make you laugh at the utter laziness of it.


This is a movie I actually regret seeing.

18 Year Old Virgin

Yeah, it's a really bad Asylum rip-off movie, but it kept me entertained from beginning to end for some odd reason. For a cheap comedy with boobs made for 12 year olds, this movie kind of succeeds.

Agent Cody Banks

I can't believe I actually sat through this horrible film.


Tom Hardy's performance is the only great thing about this movie. He truly did put everything he had into the role which creates a performance that's a pleasure to watch. As for the rest of the movie, it's well made, but it felt repetitious. It is worth a watch for Tom Hardy though.

The Darkest Hour

Joel Kinnaman is the only good part about this movie and he is almost completely wasted. Lame.


After a few years of declaring that this movie sucked and shunning it, I finally revisited Watchmen and found that it was actually rather good. No, it's not a perfect adaptation, but it's probably the best that any fan of the comics could have hoped for. The film has a very dark, gritty atmosphere to it that works well around the characters and situations. The acting is pretty good for the most part, and the dialogue (in the director's cut) feels rich.
However, I still ran into a couple of problems. While some of the songs used were effective (especially in the opening credit sequence), the soundtrack was overly noticeable. I also thought that how they changed around the ending, while being well set up and executed, didn't work as well as the ending in the comic did.
Even with a couple grievances I still have with the film, I found that it was a faithful adaptation and one I would recommend to just about anybody.


The movie tries to be an epic alien/apocalypse film, but ultimately it ends up being incredibly dull and lame. The CGI is about on par with Pixar animation which is used to create aliens that look like flying, black vaginas, and one that is a rip-off of the Cloverfield monster. The dialogue and actors are really bad with the exception of David Zayas who actually turned in a genuine performance. However, it's not like I had high expectations from the guys that made Alien vs. Predator: Requiem.

The Breed
The Breed(2006)

The movie is retarded, but in the end it's stupidity comes to form a slightly enjoyable B-movie. It's at least worth a watch for the dog pulling on a rubber arm, the countless times the dogs get wacked by something and unrealistically thump to the ground, or when the dogs look like they want to play with the actors rather than eat their faces off. Michelle Rodriguez is badass as usual, so all together the film is a decent waste of time.


The script and actors are horrible, but the movie truely is entertaining in a bad B-movie type of way. The animatronic dinosaurs are quite cool as well!

The Final Sacrifice (Quest for the Lost City)

Though the MST3K commentary is hilarious, the movie really sucked.

Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance

This film is a great Nic Cage action movie that's leagues better than the first!

Bucky Larson: Born to Be a Star

I kind of liked Christina Ricci in this movie, but literally every single thing other then her in this film sucked horribly.


I liked it as a kid, so it's kind of hard to hate it now.

Don't Be Afraid Of The Dark

The monsters in this movie are miniature, rat-like, demon tooth fairies. So, yeah...

The Help
The Help(2011)

The main performances were very good, but that's all the film really had going for it.

Hostel: Part III

Surprisingly entertaining for a straight to DVD third installment of the Hostel series.


There are certain aspects of this film that are good. The movie did a great job showing how various character's react to their immediate and inevitable deaths, and I always enjoyed toying with the idea of what people would do moments before an apocalyptic event. Visually, this movie is beautiful. Lars von Trier certainly knows how to set up gorgeous shots. With that said, the movie as a whole really wasn't good. 'Part One' doesn't have much to do with the overall plot and is definitely hard to sit through. As for 'Part Two', it has it's moments, but overall it's simply dull.


The most boring history lesson I've ever had to endure. However, watching Ralph Fiennes lesser known brother Joseph Fiennes running around in a cell yelling at the devil (who wasn't there) was rather entertaining.

Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Part 1

It's fucking terrible in every way imaginable.


It's fucking awful. At least I learned that if my marriage ever starts to fall apart all I have to do is bring my wife Chick-fil-A and she will love me again.

A Serious Man

I really did try to watch 'A Serious Man', but I just could not get into it. After watching it for about 20 minutes I had to turn it off because nothing about it interested me in the slightest.

Date Night
Date Night(2010)

I hadn't seen a good movie with Steve Carell in a while, so I turned it on to HBO one night when I had nothing else better to do. And while it isn't necessarily horrible, it never once made me laugh. There wasn't much to be invested in story wise and the script was boring and probably never used seeing that most of the lines seemed to be improv that fell flat. About half way through I realized that I just didn't care about anything in the movie, and by the end I just didn't give a fuck about what the outcome was. The supporting characters are useless and just came off as stupid instead of funny. Skip this one. It sucks.

Friday the 13th

The first hour or so was slightly enjoyable, but the ending kind of killed it.

Hostel Part II

I enjoyed the first Hostel film, but this one turned out to be disappointing. My main problem with this movie is that the torture scenes aren't disturbing like the first. When I see a horror film like this I expect to be either disturbed or entertained by what is happening on screen, and neither of those things happened to me while watching this movie.

Death Note (Desu nôto)

Horrible adaptation. Ignore this travesty and watch the anime.

Please Give
Please Give(2010)

Like most other independent movies, it's just alright. The movie never really knows where it's going with it's plot, and by the end it's really noticeable. The performances are good, and some of the dialogue is decent, but none of that made the movie worth watching.

Wristcutters: A Love Story

The idea behind this film is very good, and a lot could have been done with it, but the film just doesn't know what to do with it's intriguing concept, and lazily makes it's idea into a road movie with a romantic twist to it. The opening is good, and there are some promising moments, but the film just muddles around and never delivers.

Hobo With a Shotgun

I really wanted to like this, but the film tried way too hard to be like a grindhouse film, and a lot of the violence seemed over-the-top and contrived. Rutger Hauer is very good, and there are some decent action scenes, but it just doesn't create an entertaining grindhouse experience such as Planet Terror or Machete.


Not a lot of people like this one, but out of all the bad, unwatchable independent films out there, this one is actually pretty good! The story is nothing to get that excited about, and nothing much happens in it, but the dialogue is always fun to listen to, the whole cast is very good, and the filmmakers create a nice style to their film. If you're into indie movies, I recommend this one.

Final Destination 5

I actually really enjoyed this movie! It brought back what made the first two so much fun. The deaths were creative, it put the 3D to good use, and it felt a little darker than the last two. If you enjoyed the original, definitely check this movie out!

The Final Destination

It just wasn't as fun as the others, the kills are no where as unpredictable or as interesting as the other films, and overall it just shows how careless writers of franchises can get. Also, the ending heavily emulated the laziness of the brick incident in Final Destination 2.

Final Destination 3

Just about as funny as the previous films.

She's Out of My League

It tries to fool people into believing that it's just like a Judd Apatow movie, however it fails to have humorous yet smart comedy with a heart, which are the things that make movies like Knocked Up so special. I can forgive not having humility in a comedy just as long as the jokes are funny, but the humor here is on the level of an American Pie straight-to-DVD movie.


A horrible, horrible movie.

The Town
The Town(2010)

A very superbly written, well acted, and nicely shot crime drama. I hope we see more movies directed by Ben Affleck.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

For a modern horror film, I thought it was pretty good. The story was engaging, the characters were genuine and not annoying assholes like in so many other recent horror movies, and Freddy is actually quite intimidating. This film is probably best for people who don't nitpick the hell out of remakes.

The Tracey Fragments

This movie really is just an experimental art film, and I think it works well on that level.


I was somewhat disappointed of this movie due to the misleading trailer, but when taking this movie for what it is, this movie is still very good.


Surprisingly a really fun horror movie!

Jesus Camp
Jesus Camp(2006)

Though this movie upsets and deeply disturbs me, I still found myself thoroughly engaged simply because of what the film was showing me. When a film gets me so deep into the movie to the point of me literally yelling at the screen, not because of how horrible the movie is, but because of what was happening, I know it's a great film.

In Bruges
In Bruges(2008)

I'm giving it a perfect rating, and this is why: The story and the way it is told, the characters and the actors who bring them to life, the dialogue, the cinematography, the score, and the way that the setting coincides with the movie is all phenomenal. It's also one of those movies that gets even more interesting after several viewings. I've watched it countless times, and I love seeing how all the qualities of the film come together to make a perfect movie.


An interesting plot and message, but it just wasn't funny.

It's Kind of a Funny Story

A pretty decent movie, but some rewrites and changes in the film's tone might have improved it.

The Other Guys

Skip this one. If you really want to see a comedy starring Mark Wahlberg watch The Happening.

Fair Game
Fair Game(2010)

One of the most bland, forgettable movies I've ever seen.