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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Interstellar
Interstellar(2014)
½

Interstellar is emotionally gripping, at times intensely thought provoking and a powerful dramatic piece that amounts in a captivating spectacle.that should delight most. The downside of this is that this film should have been Christopher Nolan's masterpiece, but ultimately due to some small clunky sections and an unusually heavy handed direction that is very uncharacteristic of Nolan, and a ending that will most definitely not work for some viewers (I personally really liked it) unfortunately this movie is not that masterpiece. It is however, still an exceptiona piece of cinema and should be cherished for it's many accomplishments, like finding Topher Grace work.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
½

One of those rare superhero sequels that not only surpasses it's predecessor, but also puts it's foot down as a genuinely great film in general. Who knew an actual plot, character progression and well thought out action that serves the story could make a great movie? Well, we all knew that, and apparently Directors Anthony and Joe Russo knew that as well. 9/10.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes
½

A spectacle with heart and a brain that makes for exceptional entertainment.

The Shawshank Redemption

People have asked: "Is The Shawshank Redemption actually THAT amazing of a film like everyone says?" After watching, the answer becomes clear. Yes. Yes it is.

Non-Stop
Non-Stop(2014)
½

A solid movie that unfortunately begins to nose dive right around the time the plane does.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Still fun and at times extremely exciting, but it's too long, has a few plot problems, and the less I see of the racist robot twins, the better.

22 Jump Street

Surprisingly Hilarious and possibly better than the first outing.

Godzilla
Godzilla(2014)

It had the potential to be awesome, and I think that is what stings the most. No amount of monster action, (which the movie has a surprisingly limited amount of) can make up for the train-wreck of a plot, terrible dialogue and wasted talent. The only actual character in this movie is Bryan Cranston's, and the movie throws him to the side along with the plot like a piece of garbage. To whoever wrote the screenplay for this movie: Good job with the opening 20 minutes, screw you for the remaining 100. You had one job, to make sure the rest of the movie held up while the Director slowly unleashed Godzilla, and you dropped the ball. Very disappointing movie overall. With all of that being said, the action and CGI is no doubt impressive and when Godzilla does finally roar, boy does he F*%^ing roar! Hopefully one day we will get an all around genuinely great 'Godzilla' movie, but this movie isn't that and it is a real shame. A generous 3/5.

Star Trek Into Darkness
½

The movie has a roaring pace. The action is exhilarating, and never is the characters or the movie's plot lost in the mix. Apparently, lightning does strike twice.

Gangster Squad
½

Historically accurate? No. Not even close. Fun movie? Yes.

The Dark Knight Rises
½

A rousing, exciting, action packed and character driven spectacle that completely knocks it out of the park by the films' finale. Not only has Christopher Nolan created a film that is totally different than The Dark Knight, he has created a film that's much more personal, dramatic and suspenseful. Bane's also great, though, he is no Joker.

The Expendables 2
½

Simple, brain dead fun.

Skyfall
Skyfall(2012)
½

It hits all of the right notes, has you fully engulfed in the characters thanks to some truly fantastic acting, ( Very special nods to Javier Bardem as the film's baddie and Judi Dench as the Series' staple M) and makes you long for more Bond films' of this caliber. Complete with a shocking ending and a delicious villain, Skyfall is arguably Craig's finest outing as James Bond yet, and could be one of the best, if not, the best James Bond film ever made.

V for Vendetta

V for Vendetta is an extremely well crafted and superbly acted film. It boasts a brilliant soundtrack too. The political overtones are thought provoking and take center stage in the film's story, and the visuals, ( the effects and sets) are absolutely stunning!

Marvel's The Avengers

People not familiar with the Marvel Universe will no doubt be lost, and to be honest I was a little lost at first (Which has me puzzled due to the lack of a story that's anything but generic), but with that being said, the Avengers is a beast of an action film and a benchmark for all future action/superhero movies. Every Hero has their moment and it's truly impressive how many one liners they managed to throw into the film, and even more so that nearly all of them were perfectly executed and had the crowd cheering. Example: "Clench up Legolas." Robert, Chris and Mark do a fantastic job playing their parts, and the movie never stops being a fun, mindless rollar coaster ride. Hulk, Smash...

Side Note: This is a pure popcorn flick, a very good one at that, but if you're looking for a sophisticated plot or substance, watch the Batman trilogy. This is just a bunch of fan favorite super heroes doing their thing, and for that, it's awesome!

Lawless
Lawless(2012)
½

It was not bad by any means, but filled with missed opritunites. Biggest complaint would have to be the fact that Gary Oldman (Fantastic Actor) is in it for maybe 5 minutes, and his character is a total waste.

Titanic
Titanic(1997)

Never got why this film was so liked. Cameron's worst film in my opinion. Still, it has it's moments, and the ship sinking is undeniably thrilling.

Superman Returns
½

In my opinion, extremely forgettable.

Exorcist II: The Heretic

Holy Jesus, what a piece of cinematic trash. Laughably bad from start to finish. The benchmark of why some movie's just don't need sequels, and not to mention it completely goes against everything established in the groundbreaking original film and William Peter Blatty's fantastic novel, The Exorcist. Do not think this movie gets panned for falling from the original's excellence, which it does do ten fold. This movie gets panned simply because it completely sucks.

The Truman Show

A rare piece of comedy that makes you think even more than laugh, which is constantly. Very solid film.

Armageddon
Armageddon(1998)
½

It's just good old fashioned stupid fun. Anything that can go wrong, must go wrong in this flick, but if you just go with it, I find, it's a fun roller coaster ride.

Blade Runner
Blade Runner(1982)
½

A slow paced movie, but incredibly compelling from start to finish. A science fiction masterpiece.

Austin Powers in Goldmember
½

I have trouble seeing why so many come down on this installment of Austin Powers. It's easily the most quotable and well made film in the trilogy. It's still absurd, hilarious, and totally Austin Powers.

The Patriot
The Patriot(2000)

Easily one of Emmerich's best films. A shame he doesn't make movies like this more often.

Groundhog Day
½

A classic comedy that is both hilarious and heartwarming. Bill Murray at his best!

Total Recall
Total Recall(2012)

It gets off to a decent enough start, and then progressively gets worse and worse until the whole film falls into the realm of terrible. Solid performances from Colin Farrell, Kate Beckinsale and Bryan Cranston are the only thing that keeps the film moving after the first half. The action even gets less and less exciting. And Bill Nighy's character is a complete throwaway that amounts to almost nothing in the film, which is a shame.

Terminator Salvation

It's rather annoying how pitiful this movie is in comparison to the first 3. As it's own film, it's still pretty bad.

Saving Private Ryan

The perfect War Movie. From the brutal opening beach landing on D-Day, to the breathtaking and emotional climax, this movie never ceases to completely captivate the viewer. One of Tom's greatest performances, and one of Spielberg's absolute best films!

Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows(2012)
½

A lot of fun, if slightly one dimensional. Johnny Depp steals the show as usual, and the time period setting is extremely well done.

The Amazing Spider-Man

Written review coming later..

Ted
Ted(2012)

A genuinely funny film on it's own, but extremely hysterical if you get the pop-culture references, which make up a good 1/3 of the jokes. Ryan Reynolds' cameo was awesome, and Ted has something rare to most comedies these days; a heart. A great first time film for Seth and hopefully just a small taste of great things to come!
Also side note: Mark's character is the typical Bostonian man. 35 and still acting like a wild teenager whose not moving forward in life. Ted is a metaphor for Boston, the place. or in this case thing, that's keeping him at that level. Every time Mark needs to be responsible, Ted is there to bring him on a wacky pot smoking misadventure or to a crazy party, which is typically what Boston does to young men. And the movie takes place and was filmed in Boston. Good stuff! 8/10.

That's My Boy
½

Surprisingly funny from start to finish. Adam's best film since... god it's been awhile! But it's good.

Prometheus
Prometheus(2012)
½

Raises more questions than answers. This works and doesn't work at the same time. On one end of things, it makes it a movie you leave the theater trying to make sense of because there truly is some great stuff open to interpretation. However, on the other end, it raises stupid questions unintentionally that can't be answered. Like why does no one seem to care when people drop dead? Why is every scientist dumber than the Military captain? (The most down to earth character who you're "supposed to hate.") And most importantly, does the film's own writer even know the answers to these questions? Does Ridley even know? In the end, it's a thought provoking visual effects extravaganza with characters in search of answers to life's biggest questions. Sounds perfect on paper, except you don't care about most of the characters, and apparently the film's characters don't care about the other characters. At least Fassbender did an awesome job.

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
½

Not as good as the first, but still fun and inventive.

Red Tails
Red Tails(2012)
½

Exciting, well paced, and visually pleasing, Red Tails plays like a 1950's classic dogfight movie! (Meaning there will be plenty of Cornball lines by nature) It's not flawless, but it's still awesome!

The Island
The Island(2005)

An extremely underrated film that truly provokes the mind and despite a couple of ludicrous scenes towards the end of the film, the movie never loses its heart. A flawed masterpiece and some of Bay's best work. He should do films like this more often.

Live Free or Die Hard

Fun nonsense that is wrapped into a compelling story with strong acting.

Immortals
Immortals(2011)

What a piece of sh*t!!

Captain America: The First Avenger
½

Fun and action packed, CA is a fun ride. Some may be turned off by its 1950's patriotic WWII style; corny and riddled with cliches, and the ending leaves you with no real resolution. Overall though, good movie.

Tower Heist
Tower Heist(2011)

Only funny at times, but consistently entertaining throughout.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
½

8 films, almost 10 years, and it all still manages to impress and astonish the viewer. Also, Alan Rickman steals the show in his fairly brief screen time.

30 Minutes or Less

Very original, fun and sometimes hilarious, 30 Minutes or Less manages to pack a lot of quality into a short 83 minutes.

War Horse
War Horse(2011)

As much as I love Spielberg, War Horse sucked.