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Movie Ratings and Reviews

10 Rules For Sleeping Around

This movie was complete crap! Really nothing redeeming about it at all.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

What was interesting about this film was the unique culture of the characters that inhabited the story. However, other than that and the fantastic acting by the entire cast, it didn't have much going for it. The fantastical elements (the beasts) were odd and it was a bit difficult to understand what the meaning behind them was.

Cemetery Junction
½

Gervais is actually in very little of this film, which is fine since the lead Christian Cooke is actually fabulous. The friendship between the three boys was a good backdrop to the plot and had decent life lessons (family, self confidence, etc). Nice romantic storyline as well.

Detention Of The Dead

Usually a fan of crappy zombie movies but this one wasn't quite worth the time. Other than a few clever homages to Breakfast Club (the characters consisted of a Brain, Jock, Beauty Queen, Goth and a Loner) it didn't have much bite to it. The effects were above average, thus constituting the 2 stars. Everything else was bad: the writing, the acting, the music. The main reason I even watched was to see one of my faves in it, and he was the first to die!! ugh...

Paranoia
Paranoia(2013)
½

A good watch with some interesting stances on the use of technology and its involvement in our personal lives, but the plot is a bit fumbled and doesn't get you to the edge of your seat. I kept asking myself "When does the paranoia start?"

To Rome with Love
½

Overall a fun and engaging movie, however the characters didn't draw me in and the "magical" elements seemed a little forced. A good watch but not as good as Allen's Midnight In Paris.

Pitch Perfect

Honestly one of my favorite films of 2012. Anna Kendrick and the rest of the cast were awesome. And each song was so catchy that I've had the songs stuck in my head for weeks. Worth a watch if you want something easy/breezy and something that will make you wish we could all sing our way out of any problem/into anyone's pants.

Final Destination 5
½

Okay so the premise has been done a thousand (well, 4) times before, but the deaths are as fun as ever. Also, the ending, to my surprise, took a step away from the drawn out crap we're used to and gave a new meaning to deja vu.

The Box
The Box(2009)

Honestly, I thought this movie was going to be much, much worse than it actually was. Was it the best ever? No. But it was one of those random plots that just kept me watching and interested most of the way through. However, the complete 180 it took in the last thirty minutes was a bit too much of a plot twist for me.

ParaNorman
ParaNorman(2012)
½

Really cute family film. Story was fun and animation (or should I say claymation) was unbelievably outstanding.

Slaughter High

I can sit through a bad (and I mean BAD) horror flick or two but this one was not even worth watching! A few of the killing scenes were well done enough but the cheesy acting and poor story line ruined it. Would have possibly been better if it were set right after the time of the "prank gone wrong" instead of years later at a fake reunion....

Autopsy
Autopsy(2009)
½

Not the best horror movie ever by any means, however it was surprisingly well done. Very, very gory... which I like. Has some really great moments of pure suspense where I felt like I was going to fall of my chair, I was so far on the edge of it. And honestly one of the most fantastical, yet extremely real looking, scene of pure gore towards the end that I thought my mouth was going to hit the floor. Acting was a little inconsistent, however the lead (Emily~Jessica Lowndes) was great and most of the action was on her shoulders anyway. Watch if you really, really want to get creeped out.

Saw VI
Saw VI(2009)

CAN'T WAIT!!! I love the Saw movies!

American Reunion

The whole gang came back and it was nice to see where they all ended up. However it was John Cho (remember, he was the MILF guy in the first one?) who had the best scene in the new one.

Friends With Kids
½

A good watch but definitely makes me never want to have children.

Hick
Hick(2012)

A little odd but Chloe and Blake are fantastic actresses and carry the film. It's worth watching but once is enough.

Detention
Detention(2012)
½

Although its cute references and self-deprecating humor get a little exhaustive after awhile, it does have a lot of funny and rather clever moments. Particularly the detention montage of horrible fashion and even worse music throughout the years had me laughing hysterically. It's not the best movie ever but obviously a lot of heart went into it and it kept me entertained for 90 minutes. Need we ask for more?
p.s. an extra half star just for having mmmBop in the movie, one of my fave songs ever

Salvage
Salvage(2006)
½

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. Being that it was part of an 8-movie pack that was only $5, I was even happier that it was a good watch. It is a little slow and obviously could have used a bit of a bigger budget, however the acting was really well done and the BOOM of an ending really steps it up. Definitely not a waste of time as some of the other horror movies I've watched lately have been.

Across the Universe

This movie was amazing. Every song had meaning to the story and were sung great. It's one that I'm definitely going to buy when it comes out and probably see it again in the theatre.

Capitalism: A Love Story

I actually really liked this movie. Of course, Michael Moore is not for everybody. This did, however, raise, and bring to light, certain questions about economics, health care and politics.

Kill Bill: Volume 1
½

The first time I watched this movie, at the behest of a boyfriend, I thought to myself, "who actually watches this stuff?" After a year or so, I gave it another shot, watching not only the movie but everything that was put into it. Uma Thurman is probably at her best here. She's over the top, but that's the point. Tarantino made this as an homage to martial arts movies, which are crazy, violent and unrealistic. That is exactly what he achieved. If you also watch the cinematography, it can blow your mind. And, of course, it is filled with fantastic dialogue that we've all come to expect from Tarantino.

Year One
Year One(2009)
½

Typical Jack Black. He's stupid and it's hilarious! *sarcasm* Michael Cera, David Cross and Oliver Platt (who thought?) put in funny performances with some great one-liners. However, overall this is just another "let's ride on the backs of our funny-in-real-life-leads and see if they can carry a lame movie just by being funny". Don't buy or rent. If you can see it free, do it.

Alice in Wonderland
½

Everything about this movie was amazing. The visuals were awesome, especially in 3D. This is all typical for a Tim Burton film, but I believe this one went above and beyond his others. Johnny Depp was perfect and so was Helena Bonham Carter. I actually really enjoyed the few parts with Anne Hathaway as well. Definitely one everyone should see, whether you like the story of Alice in Wonderland or not...

Shutter Island
½

Scene by scene this is a fantastic film. It has a very old-fashioned feel, especially with the acting, but that only added to the other aspects. Hardly ever in a film does one actually notice things like lighting, cinematography, production design and score, unless you are either a film aficionado or a film maker, but in this one you will. The unbelievable contrasts between a dark and dreary looney bin and the main character's dreams/hallucinations help make you feel that you are crazy yourself. Leo is amazing as always and Mark Ruffalo and Ben Kingsley are almost perfect. There are spurts of funny moments that will help offset the horribly realistic sad and depressing ones. Overall, after all this, just saying that it's a Scorsese film should be enough to get your butt into the movie theater.

Extract
Extract(2009)
½

A couple extremely funny parts surrounded by nothingness. Jason Bateman is funny as usual, but mainly in the subtle/not over the top type way. Ben Afflect was a horrible choice and Mila Kunis, who I usually love, didn't bring any of her comedy chops. In the end I would recommend this for a one-watch, but only if you could get it for free or a really cheap rental.

Planet 51
Planet 51(2009)

This movie is a cute family animated comedy. It has tons of movie references, including all the dogs being "predators" (on the "alien" planet LOL) and the town being an exact replica of the Back to the Future 2 set. I thought it was good and well animated with a couple really funny parts. Not the best or even on par with Pixar animated movies but worth a watch.

Sorority Row
Sorority Row(2009)
½

As far as slasher flics go, this one was okay. Decent killing scenes, nothing too over the top. Bonus points for killing Audrina Patridge. Minus points for Rumor Willis and her bad acting and horse face.

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

Great movie. Beautifully acted. Very hard to watch most of the way through. I see now why Mo'Nique won the Golden Globe and why she will probably when the Oscar. Very well done, but definitely not the Best Picture.

Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant
½

Overall it was pretty good. Not enough Patrick Fugit in my opinion. Worth watching, but once is all you need.

Pumpkin
Pumpkin(2002)

Overall this movie is just weird. It's over the top and tongue in cheek, and sometimes it's too much. Taken seriously, this film could be considered horribly insensitive and stupid. On the other hand, if it is taken as a comedy that is basically a parody of serious films with meaning, then it can be pretty funny. Definitely shows that life just taken with a smile and no thought is not worth living.

Boys Don't Cry

Sometimes when a movie has such a clear "message" it can overshadow the movie and make it almost too preachy. I was worried that Boys Don't Cry would have that problem, and that is probably why it took me so many years to watch it. Finally, I sat down and gave it a chance. Frankly, I was completely wrong in my misgivings towards this film. Yes, there is a message, a strong one. But what this does that movies like Crash don't is just tell a beautifully written, acted, directed and portrayed story the way that it happened and allows the viewer to come to the message on their own. Needless to say I am very glad I watched this movie.

The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus

By far the best Terry Gilliam movie I've ever seen. I don't know if (didn't make me wanna kill myself) is the right way to rate a movie, but I guess that's how I rate the films d'Gilliam. It's 123 mins didn't feel like the last 48 hours of my life like Tideland, Brazil and Fear and Loathing felt to me. And don't get me wrong. I LOVE weird and complex films, especially ones that make you think deeply. But sometimes I feel Gilliam just is weird for the sake of being weird. Parnassus, however, has a great plot, acting, and underlying story. It made me laugh (singing cops in dresses!) and made me get really into the movie. And the incredible effects didn't hurt much either. A very good one, watch if you can.

The Stepfather

This movie was actually a lot better than I expected. It was very suspenseful, acted extremely believably by all actors and had a few real scary sequences. Not a "horror" movie by any means but definitely edge-of-your-seat.

The Informant!

Matt Damon is really funny as a guy who tries to take down his corporation from the inside. But who is the real bad guy? Is he lying? Or just an idiot? The movie is pretty slow all the way through but is extremely funny. His thoughts and narration always seemed to come at inappropriate times, like when he's being interrogated. This only added to the hilarity and the realization that he is just off his knocker. Not a must-watch, but I liked it.

Motherhood
Motherhood(2009)
½

I usually like Uma Thurman. Here, I did not. The plot revolves around Eliza, mother of two/crazy egomaniac, while she tries to set up her daughter's birthday party. She comes across several obstacles which a. she caused herself or b. responds horribly and makes it even worse. And all this while writing a contest entry about "what motherhood means to her". In the end, the movie teaches the viewer that all life's problems can be solved by money and a good daycare.

Tenure
Tenure(2009)

Had a few funny moments with the sex-crazed students and the search for bigfoot. For the most part though it was not entertaining in any way. If the movie doesn't pull me away from cleaning the house, that means it wasn't good. I do not recommend.

It's Complicated

This was surprisingly funny. Although it is meant for older people, I think people of my age group might like it. A couple parts were a little uncomfortable, but as long as you don't watch it with your mother (as I did), it won't be that hard to live through. Not enough John Krasinski, who had a lot of the really funny parts. However, by far the funniest is when Meryl Streep and Steve Martin's characters get stoned and go to her son's graduation party. Give it a shot.

Little Miss Sunshine
½

By far one of the best movies I've ever seen. Each scene is portrayed with such honesty and heart. Makes you laugh and makes you cry. And each character has depth that is easily shown with no background story, just incredible actors doing what they do best. This is a movie that would not be what it is without the writing and the actors in it. A must-watch and definitely more than one time.

Valentine's Day

This movie surprised me. It's funny, cute and not overly sappy. The buttload of actors are spread amongst varying stories that, although short, are all really developed and intertwine smoothly with each other. It also has a few twists that I know I wasn't expecting. Overall just a fun movie to watch on a Saturday night with a best friend or someone you think is cute.

American Pie Presents: Book of Love
½

The crappy American Pie sequels are kind of a guilty pleasure for me. This one is definitely one of the better written ones. Seemed to have a lot less stereotypes then Band Camp (which is the worst), and the central characters were at least guys you wanted to root for. And the cameos from people like Bret Michaels, Christopher Knight and Dustin Diamond were pretty cool additions. Worth a rent.

Remember Me
Remember Me(2010)
½

In the end I was actually very surprised by this film. I HATE Robert Pattinson. But I gave this a shot mainly because we didn't get much else this week at work. Within the first 5 minutes of the movie I was about ready to cry. Not because the acting was horrible, but because the film actually moved me to do so. This movie is about how everyone experiences tragedy and basically to live life to the fullest, and I'm glad I watched it. I also agree that we should all eat dessert first!

Brick
Brick(2006)

Didn't quite live up to my expectations. Don't let anybody tell you any movie is "the best movie ever" because it'll only ruin it for you. That being said, I understand all the hype. Well created characters (from the novella), great dialogue, interesting story and, above all, amazing cinematography and camera effects. Not my favorite movie by any means, but definitely deserves 4 stars on the basis of just being a very well-done movie.

Prom Wars
Prom Wars(2008)

For what this was (an overacted, cutesy, teen movie) it was actually pretty good. Phil from Phil Of The Future and Maeby from Arrested Development are by far the best actors and play their roles well. A couple of plot holes here and there but overall something new and different to watch.

The Good Guy
The Good Guy(2009)

Can Alexis Bledel be anyone except Rory Gilmore? Perhaps not. However, I would have liked this movie a lot better had that been its only problem. The plot had a lot of potential but didn't fulfill in any way, shape or form. I liked that the story had a couple twists, especially about who is the "good guy" but the narrative structure of "show the ending first then have a flashback to the beginning" just ruined it. One redeeming qualitiy (two stars worth) is a bit part for Anna Clumsky, who was great but would've been better as the lead.

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)

What can I say about Fight Club that everyone else doesn't already know? It's brilliant. Down to the acting, the directing, the cinematography and, most importantly, the twist ending. I can't believe I only watched this for the first time a couple days ago. This is what my movie consciousness has been missing.

The A-Team
The A-Team(2010)

I'm not big into action movies but this was extremely entertaining. Very funny with a lot of very cool, and surprisingly not too over the top, action sequences. Definitely worth a watch and, if you can, try and see in in the theatre.

Itty Bitty Titty Committee

What makes this movie is the ending. From the beginning to the middle it was a cute romp that basically just followed this girl as she tried to be something she wasn't. As most movies with this plot she did have a redeeming action that saved herself in her friend's and her own eyes. I won't give it away, but let's just say this one is definitely worth a watch.

The Book of Eli
½

Post-apocalyptic journey through nothingness. It seems like that is all there in in cinema these days. This one is well done and Denzel brings a lot to the role. The camerawork is fantastic and was shot beautifully. As far as entertainment value goes, it's okay but doesn't really satisfy until the twist at the end.

Daybreakers
Daybreakers(2010)

Daybreakers is an interesting take on a vampire movie. Definitely better than Twilight (pretty much EVERY movie is though), but not as good as, say, The Lost Boys. Its unique plot makes up for the fact that Ethan Hawke can't act, and Willem Dafoe is pretty much brilliant in everything he does. The action sequences were great and had a good twist ending. Most importantly, the vampires burst into flames when they hit the sun instead of bursting into "sparkle".

The Greatest
The Greatest(2010)
½

A very well done drama especially with Carey Mulligan as the lead. Great plot, very well written dialogue, and good acting but didn't bring me to tears like I thought/hoped it would...

Shrek Forever After

Really funny! Up to par with the other 3 and perhaps even better than a couple of them. Has a very different feel than the other ones, but that makes for a good story. Rumplestilskin makes the movie.

Youth in Revolt
½

Quirky? Sure. Funny? Why not. A different role for Michael Cera? Hardly. Even though this movie is well done and entertaining, I'm not sure how many more movies Cera can do being the same character over and over again. Francois was a bit of a step, but he's only there for 15 mins of the movie. What made this movie was the secondary characters. Jean Smart as the mom, Zach Galifianakis as the mom's bf, and Steve Buscemi as the dad were all perfect and brought most of the funny parts to the movie. I also really enjoyed the friend played by Adhir Kalyan. Overall, worth a one-time watch. Good thing Scott Pilgrim vs. The World looks good or I might have given up on Cera awhile ago.

Return to House on Haunted Hill

As far as B-horror movies go, this one was okay. It had a ton of gore and some really good killing scenes. It was definitely cringe-worthy. As that goes, it's worth a watch. Acting was eh. And the story didn't quite live up to the original or the remake. If you just want something to watch on Halloween, give this one a shot.

Assassination of a High School President
½

Melonie Diaz, Bruce Willis and a musical sequence to Goldfrapp's "Ooh La La" makes this movie a winner in my book.

Independence Day

One of the best end-of-the-world movies ever. Action sequences are top notch. The cast is brilliant. Has both hilarious and heart-wrenching moments. And nothing can top the speech given by the president... "Today is our Independence Day!"

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

A fun, and funny, action movie. Robert Downey, Jr. is always great and definitely found his home as Tony Stark. Obvious change of actor with Terrance Howard kind of sucks, Sam Jackson and ScarJo kinda make up for it...

A Nightmare on Elm Street 4 - The Dream Master
½

This is my least favorite. Very corny, and not in a good way. All I really have to say is "Fuckin' A!"

Return to Sleepaway Camp
½

First of all, this is a crappy horror movie that was obviously made in a week and a half. That being said, it was kind of enjoyable to watch in the fact that it was so bad it was funny. The main character, a whiny, annoying, fat kid, brought no amount of likeableness to the movie. But all the other characters were pretty annoying as well, so once they started dying it was nice. A couple of the deaths were pretty gory, but were almost exactly the same as the original Sleepaway Camp, so VERY predictable. Watch only if you enjoy watching horribly made horror movies, which I do.

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Surprisingly cute and funny. A great plot that both incorporates and adds to the original story/movie.

Monsters, Inc.

Not my favorite Pixar film, but definitely not my least favorite. Funny and touching.

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

This movie doesn't even hide the fact that Kristen Stewart cannot act and Robert Pattinson is one of the weirdest looking people alive. Good thing most of this movie was about the werewolf side of the story, which is actually interesting. Taylor Lautner surprised me in this one. Kind of disappointed that Dakota Fanning was literally only in about 5 minutes even though that was what half the press was about. Overall, not a complete waste like the first one (I almost sued for time-theft). Mormon propaganda though it is, it was good enough for me to actually want to see the third one...

Hot Tub Time Machine
½

Extremely goofy, funny, hilarious, all of the above. Just fun, no need to be deep. Why not just hop in?!?!

The Machinist
½

A very interesting, very well done film. It's a little slow moving but definitely worth it in the long run. Predictable in the fact that you know he's crazy, but the reasons are a little less obvious. Christian Bale carries this entire movie on his emaciated back, and does a fantastic job, for the rest of the cast doesn't bring much.

She's Out of My League

This movie was cute and had its heart in the right place, but overall not extremely funny. Jay Baruchel is basically the best thing going for it. Give it a shot, but don't expect it to be up to par with most of the comedies that have come out lately.

The Crazies
The Crazies(2010)

Not as good as I was expecting. Some people might think it's scary (same who thought movies like Shutter or The Eye were scary), but I wasn't even on the edge of my seat. A little bit of gore, and a brief stent of suspense at the end gave it some merit, but were overshadowed by the "loud noise is scary" technique. Overall, I was extremely disappointed. Maybe because I've been waiting 6 months to see it. Ah how expecting something to be great can make it mediocre seem horrible by comparison.

Beauty and the Beast

In my top 5 Disney movies of all time.

Sex and the City 2

Five things I learned while watching Sex & the City 2:
1. Liza Minelli can apparently sing ‚All The Single Ladies‚?
2. Racism against Middle Easterners is funny!
3. Samantha is like a fine wine, the older she gets the more of a slut she is...wait that‚(TM)s not right...
4. Arab women secretly wear the Fall line underneath their burkas
5. This movie is the single-most reason why most of the world hates Americans.

Twilight
Twilight(2008)

Horrible acting. Horrible script. Horrible special effects (remember the little legs running?). All around probably one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Obviously the fad has even grown since then and it can be blamed on the successful book series (which is meant for 12 year-olds!) and the fact that Robert Pattinson (ugh) and Taylor Lautner are considered scrum-didly-umptious. But we can also thank this movie for starting the current "vampire" movie trend and giving young people the completely wrong idea about vampires. They don't "sparkle" they burst into flames when they hit the sun. Oh if only that would happen in this movie, it would make a much better film.

Middle of Nowhere

Eva Amurri is probably one of my favorite little known actresses. She just seems like a real person, and always plays her parts like she's actually living them.
In this movie, she plays Grace, who's main goal in life is to go to school and become a doctor. That is all put in to jeopardy because her mother, played by Susan Sarandon who is Amurri's mom in real life, recklessly went through all of her money. She meets Dorian, played by Anton Yelchin from Alpha Dog and Star Trek, who talks her into joining his "business" for extra money.
This movie is very sweet, real and has a ton of heart. It surprised me in how good it actually was. Definitely a must-see for anyone who agrees that one the biggest obstacles in life is the fact that you can pick your friends but you can't pick your family.

Diary of a Wimpy Kid
½

This was a cute movie, but definitely only for kids. Not that it's a bad one to watch as a family, I just found it incredibly dull and boring, so much that I fell asleep.

Watching the Detectives

This movie was really cute. It's a little behind the times but still has some hilarious moments. The best was the line "I think video stores will be fine until they can beam movies directly to your TV" and then they laugh like it will never happen LOL. It bags a lot on Blockbuster, but what doesn't these days? Was definitely worth the $1 that I spent to buy it.

Dare
Dare(2009)

Dare is a film about sexual awakening, as well as trying to find out who we really are. We follow three students, at different points through each of their eyes, as their lives coincide. Each character has a realization about themselves through being with another person. By far the best story is Alexa's (Emmy Rossum) as her vulnerability and awkwardness makes the movie seem real and sets the stage for the other two stories. This film has great acting, a wonderful plot with excellent and believable dialogue and a great soundtrack. Definitely one I will want to watch again.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse
½

Eclipse is a considerable step up from the first two films. It again contains too many close-ups of the hideous Pattinson and awkward Stewart, but this one had a lot less cringe-worthy moments. It even took a little time to make fun of itself ex. Edward asks about Jacob "Does he own a shirt?" This movie is not for everyone. Mainly it's for 12 year-old girls and their mothers. That being said, Eclipse has a lot more action and a lot more realistic tender moments than its predecessors. Even if you're not a fan of Twilight, give this one a shot.

Greenberg
Greenberg(2010)

Neither funny nor moving, this movie was a disappointment. This was not uplifting, nor did it put me in a good mood at the end. Either all the critics were on crack or the day they reviewed this it was Opposite Day. Oh and Ben Stiller in sex scenes? No thanks, no thanks...

A Single Man
A Single Man(2009)

A single day in the life of a single man is the basic plot for this beautiful film. Colin Firth plays George, a lonely man who is having a difficult time getting over the death of his lover Jim. Throughout this day George comes across and has conversations with several characters including an admiring student, a neighbor girl and a hot South American man, and has dinner with his long-time best friend Charley. Intermixed with flashbacks of Jim, these meetings all show George a little bit about his life. Directed by fashion designer Tom Ford, literally every scene seems as if it's a perfume commercial, which is a good thing. Things that many filmmakers these days don't seem to take into account are perfected by Ford, and this is his first movie. I could go on for hours as to why this is a perfect film. Everything from the editing, to the coloring (which change for mood), to the bone-chilling score, to the most important aspect, Colin Firth's acting, were perfect. It might be a little slow for some, but this is one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.

Our Family Wedding

This is one part Father of the Bride, one part Guess Who's Coming to Dinner, dash of stereotypical racism, SHAKE, and the outcome is a below average comedy that not even the sweet sentimentality of America Ferrera or Regina King could save.

Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning

Predictable, almost no gore, unimaginative kills and it wasn't Jason! By far my least favorite of the series!!

An Education
An Education(2009)

What IS the point of it all? An Education attempted to teach me a lot about life and love. If I was 16, I may have learned something. Instead I was reminded how some things can seem beautiful, wonderful and real, but turn out to be just a dickhead pretending to be something he's not. Carey Mulligan is brilliant as a young girl who is very talented and intelligent, and throws everything away for a man twice her age, only to realize that what she really wants out of life is an education (hence the title). This movie was beautiful in the fact that it was real. And although it did have a Hollywood happy ending, she still lost a lot, almost everything, but learned about life and love through the process.

My Boyfriend's Back
½

I remember seeing this movie in the theaters when I was about 6 years-old, and loving it. Re-watching it now, it's completely dated and over the top. But surprisingly hilarious as well. The best parts are the cameos from Philip Seymour Hoffman and Matthew Fox (yes the one from Lost). This will forever be the first zombie movie I ever saw, and I will remember it fondly because of that.

The Hills Run Red

Surprisingly well done! This could have done well if it went to theaters, but instead was sent straight to DVD. I'm thinking the reason was because of too many close-ups of Sophie Monk's teeth. Overall, had some great gory sequences and was pretty unpredictable. All in all, a good horror movie for a Friday night.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)
½

The Toy Story clan has dwindled as Andy has grown and the few that are left are living for the moment that Andy will play with them again. Whilst packing for college Andy must make a tough decision about his old, not forgotten, toys. A mistake lands them in the preschool from Hell, making them realize that being there for their kid always is still their mission in life. With an ending that is heart-wrenching, yet completely satisfying as the end to the series, Toy Story 3 has equaled, maybe surpassed, its predecessors.

The Winning Season
½

You know it's a good movie when right as it's ending you want to watch it all over again. That is a rare quality in movies these days. The Winning Season was one of those films for me. Perhaps it's because I played 10 years of girls basketball and 99% of it had happened to me (or a teammate or coach) at one point or another. Or maybe it was just really well done. It was casted beautifully (high schoolers that actually looked 16) and Sam Rockwell was awesome as always. I definitely recommend this to anyone who ever played high school sports, especially if it was basketball.

Dark Corners
Dark Corners(2006)
½

This movie was interesting. Thora Birch always does a great job, which is why the fact that she continues to pick crappy horror movie parts is beyond me. Dark Corners is a step up from some of the other ones she's done, however. It has a unique concept, nightmares blending with reality, who is the "real" person, etc. So often though potential (i.e. good script and actors) just doesn't become what it should. It bounces back and forth a lot, and relies a bit too much on the viewer understanding what's going on, when that isn't always the case. That being said, it was legitimately entertaining and kept me guessing so that I made it all the way to the end. Glad I watched it, but I probably won't be watching it again.

Easy A
Easy A(2010)
½

Surprisingly cute, extremely funny and intelligently clever! Emma Stone is moving up in the world, and considering she started at one of the funniest movies ever (Superbad), that's a lot to be said! Amanda Bynes is hilarious as always, and Patricia Clarkson and Stanley Tucci are amazing as her parents. All around a fun movie to watch with bestie (which I did)!

The Social Network

This movie is brilliant in so many ways. So many to even get started on here. I'm sure a lot of this is fabrication, but the fact that a lot of it isn't is still insanity. One of the best of the year in my opinion.

Saw 3D
Saw 3D(2010)
½

As a huge fan of all the Saw movies, I had high expectations for this one, especially since it's in 3D. Although the story fills in a lot of holes from the plot lines, it just doesn't live up to most of the others. Of course, I was expecting that to happen. What I was hoping for were some extremely grotesque, over-the-top trap sequences that would be awesome to see with a third dimension. Instead I was left wanting. This is a good one to see if you're a fan, but don't expect to be blown away.