Dutch Eminence's Movie Ratings - Rotten Tomatoes

Movie Ratings and Reviews

127 Hours
127 Hours(2010)
½

"127 hours" is a joyous, uplifting, spiritual movie experience. It had all the elements of what filmmaking is about. It was a thriller, a drama, a romance, a horror, even comedy at some points all rolled into one. A poignant, timeless message of what is it to be alive, of how blessed we all truly are, and of how reliant we are upon each other.

The Terminator

James Cameron has always been a visual and artistic director, and, despite its budget limit, "The Terminator" was still an imaginative and mesmerizing movie that contained sublime visual effects, impressive action sequences, and a monumental cast.

Alien
Alien(1979)

"Alien" is a landmark classic of cinema with its horror suspense and extraordinary visual design. Few movie classics can deliver the audience shivers through their spine; "Alien" is one of those movies. The suspense is by far some of the best in cinematic history and the dark and claustrophobic atmosphere heightens the sense of terror. The atmosphere combined with the films beautiful sounds creates psychological trepidation in the audience. Both the amazingly haunting and memorable postmodern soundtrack and excellent sound effects are all flawless. The script is mesmerizing and the cast are all well developed and very realistic. The design of the Nostromo and the alien are both imaginative and breathtaking. "Alien" is truly an instant horror classic.

300
300(2007)

"300" is a totally riveting masterpiece of film making. From the time you start watching this movie you know you're in for a thrill. The bloody action is incredible, with heads chopped off, arrows and spears piercing every organ of the body, and all the majesty and paraphernalia of ancient warfare, including elephants, a rhino and monsters, a hunchback traitor, and shields massed together in the phalanx formation. This is quite simply, one of the best films I have ever seen.

The Incredibles
½

"The Incredibles" is an astonishing and original film. This movie is aesthetically beautiful and is completely fearless in its execution. A visionary director, a sublime script, a flawless voice cast, a suburb score, a visual background design and breathtaking performances: this cinematic masterpiece triumphs in them all. "The Incredibles" is a bundled pack of entertainment that is nothing short of incredible.

The Dark Knight Rises

"The Dark Knight Rises" is a bittersweet viewing experience, an exhilarating dramatic adventure so fully engaging that it reaches powerful and emotional climax. Hans Zimmer does an excellent job with the background score that sets the pace of the movie and compliments the visual artistry. "The Dark Knight Rises" is a truly stupefying motion picture that does the rare thing of being better than its predecessors. The emotional dilemma of Batman, the explosive story and the abundance of colorful characters which were spectacularly portrayed makes it a superhero classic. "The Dark Knight Rises" is truly an unforgettable masterpiece that has brilliantly concluded the phenomenal Batman trilogy.

Looper
Looper(2012)
½

"Looper" is a mind-blowing and thought-provoking movie experience. Even though this movie was disingenuous from its trailers, "Looper['s]" intertwining script was still sublime. The actors were remarkable and the visual effects were tremendous. The ending was very complex but concluded the movie to a satisfying and emotional ending.

Law Abiding Citizen

"Law Abiding Citizen" is a remarkable adrenaline-pumping movie experience that is unexpectedly very intriguing. This is one of the few movies that has the audience take sides of the antagonist rather than the protagonist; and although the movie had a remarkable plot, the ending was unfulfilling and implausible to conclude the movie as 'fully satisfying'.

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

"Pulp Fiction" is another magnum opus by Quentin Tarantino that contains an intelligent, original, and refreshing chronological intertwine of different storylines, memorable dialogue, and a flawless cast. "Pulp Fiction" is without a doubt, Quentin Tarantino's cinematic masterpiece.

The Dark Knight

"The Dark Knight" is a critically-praised worldwide and a financially successful film that will go down in history as a masterpiece. The tone of the movie was one of insanity and chaos perfectly match by the on-screen antics of none other than The Joker. We come face-to-face with a villain bearing the coldness of a psychopath and a personality that remains as mysterious and inexplicable as the real reason for the scars on his face. He develops the air of the lone offender quite early on as he nonchalantly kills those who help him commit his crimes. Overall, "The Dark Knight" is a complex crime drama of epic proportions, filled with fast and banging action scenes, ingenious storyline, and brilliant acting by a monumental all-star cast.

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)

Pixar has yet again managed to create another spectacular masterpiece. "Toy Story 3" captured brilliance with its dazzling technical aspects, phenomenal voice cast, and an emotional yet original script. "Toy Story 3" is a triumph in animation and imagination, and is a praiseworthy conclusion to an illustrious trilogy.

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)

"Toy story" is a magnificent milestone in animation. The inspiration Pixar had to construct a ground-breaking CGI motion picture with toys full of personality, full of humanity, and all perfectly expressing emotions of isolation, denunciation, and love through is beyond belief. This movie is phenomenal, the visionary artwork is brilliant, and the script is just suburb; this movie is a stunning masterpiece for all ages, which is also heartwarming for the family.

2012
2012(2009)
½

"2012" is definitely one of the biggest blockbusters of all time. No movie has ever taken the Apocalypse theme to the heights that "2012" did. The pacing of the movie is great and never leaves the viewer with a moment of boredom. Along with the great action scenes, the movie also makes a great message of worldwide unity between peoples rather than money and politics.

The Lion King

"The Lion King" is a dashingly fierce achievement from Disney, one with gripping scenes of delight and uncompromising beauty and charm. "The Lion King['s]" story, which is mainly centered on culpability, supremacy, and redemption, is a lot darker with only occasional touches of humor breaking through the melancholic presence of the story. This movie at times even flares up deep emotions that many movies are not able to deliver to the audience. This movie, with Hans Zimmer's phenomenal score and memorable, well-developed characters is an instant animated classic with dazzling animation and unforgettable storytelling that will be remembered for generations to come.

An Extremely Goofy Movie
½

"An Extremely Goofy Movie" is a hilarious example of Disney magic; for the most part. While the film boasts great animation and some genuinely funny scenes, it also gets muddled with some poor dialogue and several plot holes. Nevertheless, this movie still had the ability to move and entertain me. Fine viewing, but not quite as good as the original.

Apollo 13
Apollo 13(1995)
½

Action, suspense, drama, comedy, music; this movie has absolutely everything a person could ask for in a brilliant film. Every single actor in this film does an exquisite job of bringing their character to life so that the audience can be successfully pulled into the movie's reality. While each character definitely had its own 'color', they still blended together beautifully within the plot. Excellent. This is a true masterpiece, and a true showcase of what cinema should be.

Marvel's The Avengers
½

"The Avengers" delivered an iconic blockbuster that surely is an unsurpassable achievement in its particular oeuvre.

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2(1999)

"Toy Story 2" is a jolt of lightening in the fast fading genre of unobjectionable entertainment. The plot was very original and groundbreaking; the visual artistry was tremendous and the heartwarming feeling this imaginative film brings to the audience is simply marvelous and joyous; this has been another Pixar masterpiece.

The Prestige
The Prestige(2006)

"The Prestige" is a masterful exercise in storytelling with superb direction and powerful performances by a grand ensemble cast. From set and production design to cinematography, from script to presentation, Christopher Nolan has once again demonstrated why he is one of the film coming directors. "The Prestige" only helps solidify his standing as one of the landmark directors of his generation.

Dumbo
Dumbo(1941)
½

A beautiful piece of work. The design is beautiful and deceptive in its simplicity. It also contains some of Disney's best visual poetry. Dumbo's not saying a single word means his entire character is created through the physical. The entire opening sequence, till the gossipy elephants start talking, plays out without words, and it's like the best silent movies. These performances are true triumphs of animation. The songs and score are flawless, and the show-stopping, nightmarish pink elephant sequence keeps things from getting too artistically conservative; and, just like the rest of the film, it still thrills us no matter how many times we have seen it. A true Disney masterpiece.

Collateral
Collateral(2004)
½

As thrillers go "Collateral" is outstanding for the most part. Michael Mann visual approach is beautiful, tense and very well paced .The plot line of this movie is not one that would entice many, but the way that Jamie Foxx and Tom Cruise executed their roles is so unprecedented that it was a film that many people saw as 'edge-of-your-seat' material. However, predictability and contrivances aside, the film still captures your attention, and keeps it until the last twenty minutes.

A Clockwork Orange
½

Few films are as sensational or infamous as Stanley Kubrick's "A Clockwork Orange". It's impossible to sit through "A Clockwork Orange" and not have a reaction; whether it be shock, disgust or amazement. The savage tale of a brutal young droog and his subsequent reformation by the government is as shocking and thought-provoking as ever.

Crash
Crash(2004)

"Crash" brilliantly shows through intertwining vignettes, that are often blazingly funny in their brutal honesty and fascinatingly gut-wrenching in their melodrama, how subtle racism and overt prejudice completely permeate our culture and everyday interactions within society. The writing is crisp and no easy turns are taken. The film has unexpected twists but none of them are contrived. Each character is developed just enough for us to develop our opinions of them and then things change.

Broken Arrow
Broken Arrow(1996)

"Broken Arrow" is an entertaining action-thriller, though it does have a lot of plot holes but the action is so fast paced and frantic that it is easy to overlook it. Though director John Woo held back on this film it still has moments of delirious mayhem.

The Shining
The Shining(1980)

"The Shining" is, without doubt, one of Stanley Kubrick's undisputed masterpieces and a true classic in horror cinema. It is a film that, over the course of the years, has managed to scare the living hell out of its audiences. The film is an adaptation of Stephen King's original novel, written in the late '70s, and although the film is not very loyal to the book, it still stands as a thing of its own.

The Last Airbender

The only thing I can really say about "The Last Airbender" is this: Epic Fail. Paramount Pictures gave M. Night Shyamalan $150 million dollars to adapt the popular Nickelodeon cartoon for the big screen. But instead, what they got was an absolute mess of a movie, complete with poor acting, the most hackneyed script ever, and a last-minute conversion to 3-D that only serves to destroy what was possibly some lush cinematography. Shyamalan takes a stunningly sophisticated cartoon and reduces it to one of the most insultingly dumb films I've seen in years.

Full Metal Jacket
½

One of the greatest war movies ever, a statement very few will dispute. As gritty and unflinching as his take on the Vietnam War is, this is his most mainstream work. Kubrick gives us a 'grunts-eye-view' of military training and combat in a war that was particularly unpopular and well documented. The film is harsh and doesn't turn a blind eye to the atrocities of Vietnam. This is another Kubrick masterpiece that has pleased people all over the world.

Titanic
Titanic(1997)

Every once and while there is a film that sweeps the movie critics, and audiences off their feet; one of the greatest examples would be this film. It hits every emotion the human body can produce, and then some. It bleeds through your mind and heart, the moment the film starts. "Titanic" was the most expensive film of the 20th century, and it's clear that every penny was put to good use.'Epic' doesn't begin to describe this movie. It's huge in spectacle, and the sinking of the ship is jaw-dropping. It has the perfect mixture of love, romance, tragedy, humor, excitement, and adventure, without exploiting or going over the top.

Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

Few films are able to take a deadly serious issue and place it within the context of a broad comedy successfully. Dr. Strangelove does exactly that. Kubrick's masterpiece illustrates in brilliant fashion the idiocy of nuclear war and the idiots who are orchestrating it.

The Godfather

"The Godfather" is one of the few films in which I personally did not find any significant weakness even after many viewings. From the direction, to the acting, to the storyline, to the score, "The Godfather" has the word classic written all over, and it really is not much of a surprise that it is now considered by many one of the top five movies of all time.

8 Mile
8 Mile(2002)
½

"8 Mile" cannot escape from the limitations of the fictionalized star biopic. There have been dozens of movies about emerging music stars and their families, their early sponsors, their first big breaks, and so on, many of them with more range and specificity of detail than this one. This movie only takes its hero to the moment when he walks away, having shown that he can be a star. The whole focus is on his personality and in particular his stillness. The most important moments are those when Eminem stands with a mike in his hand, silent, waiting for inspiration to strike. In this movie Eminem carries the expression of sheer imminence, raw potential, to a new level of clarity and confidence.

Avatar
Avatar(2009)
½

"Avatar" is Cameron's latest magnum opus is probably one of the most anticipated movies since "Titanic" and now it seems that the visionary director James Cameron has indeed created a film that'll revolutionize the world of cinema. This is a must see movie, innovative, and extraordinary. "Avatar" has succeeded in creating a wonderfully entertaining film with the perfect balance between love, action, and mild comedy. In addition to this, the visual effects are where "Avatar" succeeds on every level.

Death Race
Death Race(2008)
½

No, it's not a dramatic masterpiece, but it is a hard driving thrill ride. Amongst all the adrenaline filled action, Anderson makes sure to toss in the occasional character development or the toss in some pseudo-dramatic realization our hero comes across which helps remind the movie-goer that the movie has a plot rather than just a string of explosive action sequence. "Death Race" is simply a face-paced, action filled, decently storied, non-stop high-adrenaline extravaganza.

Inception
Inception(2010)

"Inception" is, in fact, Nolan's vision. Many years Nolan spent refining his screenplay, and it shows in the great detail and complexity that makes "Inception" both an intellectual and visceral enjoyment. With "Inception", Nolan invites you to open your mind to the possibilities of alternate realities, of complexities beyond the conscious mind to grasp and most importantly, of the power of imagination. It is that rare gem of a film that is so multi-layered, so profound and so fascinating that you'll want to experience it again immediately after you've seen it just so you can fully appreciate its genius. I cannot describe "Inception" as anything short of a masterpiece.

Bronson
Bronson(2009)
½

"Bronson" is one of the more interesting films I've had the pleasure of sitting through as of late. This has to be one of the most memorable and fantastic films I have ever seen. While watching it I kept thinking I was watching "A Clockwork Orange Part II." There is a big Clockwork Orange influence in this film. While Michael Peterson narrates the entire film, the film jumps between what actually happened and Peterson performing in front of an audience in a rather large theater. The make-up, the setting, and Hardy's performance are all very Clockwork Orange-esquire.

Saving Private Ryan

"Saving Private Ryan" is, at its foundation, a thrilling and rewarding film that succeeds in exhilarating the audience and fulfilling the needs of any adrenaline junkies who happen to be watching. What sets the film apart from a vast category of movies that also achieve this merit is that when the action stops the viewers interest doesn't. A nonstop, action-packed spectacle of epic proportions, this opening absorbs the viewer to the extent that the experience becomes a predominantly visceral one, where everything on screen is felt rather than seen or heard. Saving Private Ryan, a gem in its own right, is heightened to further planes of excellence by a cast of great variety and, at the time, predominant obscurity, with the exceptions of Hanks, Tom Sizemore and Matt Damon.

GoodFellas
GoodFellas(1990)

Martin Scorsese's "Goodfellas" is quintessentially one of the greatest movies ever. It is hard to describe the brilliance that is "Goodfellas". "Goodfellas" achieves stunning success where most gangster films fail; it balances the reality of mob violence with emotion and charm. This motion picture is a stunning achievement, and one of Martin Scorsese very best movies. It has such great momentum, both dramatically and visually. The characters are top-notch cinema, interesting and flawed. In the end, Goodfellas is a true masterpiece, pure and simple.

Easy A
Easy A(2010)

Easy is a pretty simple straight forward story with an odd message. The plot is rather awkward and weird but for the most parts is plays out. Right from the start the film reeks a bit of desperation, as if it's trying too hard to be liked, much like many of its characters. Olive's feature-length confession, a 4th-wall breaking running monologue, is an awkward device that never seems sincere, while the turns the plot takes, particularly one involving a counselor and a student, are simply too much to swallow.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

"E.T. The Extra Terrestrial" is a film that can be enjoyed by anyone from anywhere. It is in fact not only a movie but a cultural phenomenon, a bigger than life even. This film is a remarkable triumph because not only is the story moving and entertaining throughout but the images crafted to move and tell the story are so artistically powerful and universally appealing. The movie is not so much a story about friendship and love between a boy and a homesick alien but a film about the boundary breaking human spirit of mankind. It's about Communication and doing what is right. The mind altering experience and life changing power of finally knowing of and interacting with life of a different kind. An absolute classic.

Disturbia
Disturbia(2007)
½

This action-packed thriller will have you gripping the edge of your seat, as well as laughing at the comedic personalities of Kale and his friends. The characters alter the mood of the movie by adding a surprising comic relief in key parts, making this movie as much of a romantic comedy as it is a horror film. The camera adds symbolic meaning by allowing the viewer to see the situation through Kales' eyes. Along with the entertaining character personalities, the setting really does a lot to draw the viewer in. Low lighting enhances the disturbing mood, and paired with a mixture of close up shots, this really shows the fear within the characters.The terrifying sequence of events, enhanced by a key selection of music and sound will keep you on your toes and constantly guessing.

Collateral Damage
½

"Collateral Damage" is a very simplistic movie with an implausible one-dimensional plot. Character development leaves much to be desired as all side characters are literally cardboard cut-outs which again is an attribute copied straight from the 80's. As for the action, it looks amazing but several scenes really stretch the bounds of believability. Towards the end the plot gets really absurd with many unnecessary twists that really do not belong and could have easily been removed in editing.

Cast Away
Cast Away(2000)

A brilliant masterpiece that delivers such a strong message of fear, survival and hope, that leaves your mind devoted to thinking about it for a long while after. Sometimes a movie comes along that communicates on a level deeper and more meaningful than words or emotion can possibly express. This movie is one such movie.

Catch Me If You Can
½

A phenomenal masterpiece of film-making. From the charming animated title sequence to the end, this is an enormously entertaining film from the gifted craftsman, Steven Spielberg.

Cloverfield
Cloverfield(2008)

"Cloverfield" will certainly go down in history as a brilliant visual masterpiece. Although the storyline is not really one of a kind, the whole perspective of the film was excellent. "Cloverfield" really puts you right in the action with the hand-held camera filming method and gives the equivalency of a roller-coaster ride, pure thrills. "Cloverfield" gives you exactly what you would expect from a real monster attack, or even any disaster, and that is total pandemonium; and when it comes to portraying total pandemonium, "Cloverfield" does it more or less perfectly. It's suspenseful and scary, and it leaves certain questions unanswered.

Cars
Cars(2006)

A suburb movie, another Pixar classic. All of the characters are well modeled and voiced, with very good secular details, and there are also very heart-touching moments. The very concept of using cars with human emotions was fantastic. The animation and computer graphics are taken care of with immense detail. At times it felt as if the close-up shots of the revolving wheels were actually close-up shots of a real car wheel. With a nice storyline the movie deserves to top the chart.

The Bounty Hunter

"The Bounty Hunter" looked like a decent film with a surprisingly fresh concept and spiced in with some fun performances. Jennifer Aniston and Gerard Butler looked like they would make a good duo and this movie looked promising in the fun factor. Unfortunately, "The Bounty Hunter" is energy drained, shallow, and the word 'style' is put over substance.

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)
½

"Black Swan" is an extremely perceptive and chilling expose of the world of classical dance. Ballet is an art form that is as ruthless as it is breathtaking, and Aronofsky does an excellent job of portraying that dichotomy.

Black Hawk Down

This stunning masterpiece ranks high up alongside such great war epics like "Saving Private Ryan" and "Apocalypse now". With a combination of Ridley Scott's phenomenal directing and an array of well written and acted characters, the film really stands at the top of the action-war genre. "Black Hawk Down" is a painful film that shows us the realities of war and the horrors of the situation in Somalia. Whatever your political affiliations or opinions might be, this is an important film that deserves to be seen.

Battle: Los Angeles
½

The alien invasion film is certainly nothing original. "Battle: Los Angeles" doesn't bring anything new, plot wise, to this scenario. In fact, it operates on the thinnest of plot and some very underdeveloped characters. This isn't revolutionary either, but "Battle: Los Angeles" does manage to squeeze some momentum out of its running length.

Bambi
Bambi(1942)

Blissful, playful, moving and inspiring, Walt Disney's "Bambi" is a precious jewel that will last longer than most of us will. "Bambi" is the kind of movie that can stick in your mind for many years, especially if you first saw it when young. The characters and many of their adventures make it very appealing, often even adorable, and yet it also portrays some of the most serious and frightening things that can happen in the lives of the young. It's a fine movie that accomplishes a lot and it has held up quite well over the years.

The Godfather, Part II

"The Godfather Part II" is possibly the best film ever made, every part of this film is amazing, it is even better than the original. The story is amazing, everything makes perfect sense. The Oscar winning screenplay is amazing, the dialogue is some of the most original, and realistic ever put on screen, the characters are flawless, and it's in every way perfectly written.

Bambi II
Bambi II(2006)
½

"Bambi II" is one of those rare gems of a movie that you can feel good about watching with your children. It combines a touching story of a father and son's relationship as they struggle to deal with the loss of Bambi's mother. A subject that is not easily tackled but the director, Brian Pimental deals with it beautifully. He uses humor and sensitivity to show us how Bambi is dealing with his father's high expectations of him. The use of humor between Bambi and his friends, Thumper and Flower keep the story light enough for kids to enjoy.

Anaconda
Anaconda(1997)
½

It's pretty damn difficult to impress even the most enthusiast and undemanding horror audiences with a 40 ft. long animatronics snake that, apart from looking silly, also screams at its victims. And yet, strangely enough, the CGI effect and visuals are actually the most pleasing aspects to endure whilst watching "Anaconda".

Following
Following(1999)

Nolan's thriller, much like "Memento", does not play chronologically; it shifts the scenes around much like "Pulp Fiction". The writing is fantastic. It is a great twisting thriller but because the temporal order of the film is shifted around it makes it even more interesting. I thought the last ten minutes in particular when everything starts to become clear were excellent.

Batman Begins

"Batman Begins" restores the integrity of the Batman saga and goes into an even deeper conflict; his constant struggle with fear and his deep hatred towards everything evil. The realistic and grim tone that Nolan creates in this film is one that has not been seen in a comic book film ever before. Although it does not contain popular and somewhat admired villains as previous Batman films has shown, it manages to grasp the true essence and meaning of Batman and his love for Gotham. It is also done this way for a reason; because Batman is not meant to meet villains like The Joker, Two-Face or The Riddler when he is first practicing as the masked vigilante. For this is not a story of an experienced and heavily skilled Batman, this is a story of how Batman begins.

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life(1998)

"A Bug's Life" is an adventurous story, peppered with enough unusual perspective and little bits of pure Pixar genius to somehow become something much more. Although the quality of animation hasn't aged particularly well, an ambitious scale and knack for breathtaking compositions provide ample compensation. A real classic in animated children's movies, full of wit, humor, great characters, and a story that appeals to all ages.

A Goofy Movie

"A Goofy Movie" gives an accurate representation of adolescent life in an uplifting, comedic, and often heartwarming fashion. The animation is good, the songs are great, the screenplay is superb, the voices fit each character perfectly, and many nice cinematic effects are included. This 'kids' movie is a real treat to the older, and, at times is symbolic of deeper messages.

Memento
Memento(2000)

Just imagine how interesting and admirable the script is, where the beginning of the movie is the resolution of the whole story, which you realize only at the end. The idea itself about a man with very short memory is very catching and unique. The whole film is unique; the story and the way it is shown. This movie is a great example of when something experimental and original is not tired out or exaggerated, but is presented in naturally simple way; it will always be something very successful.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" is a bastardized Hollywood rehash with no soul. It was completely pointless, even by horror-remake standards. The horror is not psychological, or even tangible. It is just a bunch of spooky, ominous whispering for minutes at a time, followed by the obligatory jump-scene, where the bad guy jumps out of nowhere, makes a startling hissing sound and the victim screams. A dreadful and boring little film, it's a depressing reminder that for any occasionally decent remake, there's a whole lot more depressingly bland piles of crap like this.

A Nightmare on Elm Street

"A Nightmare on Elm Street" is one of the scariest movies in the 80's and probably one of the scariest movies of all time. This movie introduced one of the scariest villains of all time, Freddy Krueger; an ultimate boogeymen that would give you shivers through your spine just from hearing his name. He's ruthless, scary, and clever and he's coming to kill the kids in their dreams. "A Nightmare on Elm Street" is such a great film that sparked quite a few sequels and created a new icon for slasher films.

Insomnia
Insomnia(2002)

This is one of the most intense films I have ever seen. The blend of murder, corruption, and blackmail combined with the brilliant plot and terrific performances makes this one hell of a great movie. What makes "Insomnia" work is that it understands its limits, treats them as strengths, and plays to them. The three primary leads are all superb in their roles and it really is an actor's movie. "Insomnia" is a very intense, gripping, and thought-provoking movie, and should not be missed by all people who enjoy taut, heavy, and satisfying thrillers. A visually stunning psychological thriller with fantastic performances and brilliant direction.

A Perfect Getaway

An expert thriller about trust and the dangers of it. Crazy, twisty, gripping, and slam bang. A newly married couple go to Hawaii on their honeymoon and they meet a couple that seem well off. But when they discover a killer is loose, they soon begin to suspect who it is. As they become good friends with the couple, they are not sure what to believe anymore. Suspicions pile on and things seem to make sense. But absolutely nothing is what it seems. One of the trickiest films ever, with a jaw dropping twist you'll never see coming.

Big Fat Liar
Big Fat Liar(2002)

This isn't a life-changing movie; it's not an epic or anything like that. But it's entertaining, and it's fun. It's a film that the whole family can watch together, and at the moment there are precious few kid-suitable films that don't have a love story in them. It tells a good story in a lighthearted way without trying to dazzle the audience with over-the-top special effects, like lots of films these days are. The acting is quite good too, the actors look comfortable and believable in their surroundings, all the music that's been used fits in pretty well with the movie content and most importantly the jokes are kind of funny.

American Psycho

It walks a fine line of funny and horrific but you're in the mind of a psychopath so that what it would be. It is an excellent movie; with the perfect cast and the arrogant acting is so realistic. The main character rambles like a narcissist and believes the smallest things are the most important. He is scary because he is exactly like all those people that work in corporate environments. The realize is the scary part of all movies and this seemed like a 1980's video flash back to the days of the yuppies.

Alice in Wonderland

Pretty terrible sequel of sorts to the famous Lewis Carroll story that finds Alice returning to Wonderland years after her first adventure to do battle with the Jabberwocky and end the reign of the tyrannical Red Queen. People expected the confusion between the Queen of Hearts and the Red Queen, but not the continual repetitive Disneyfied 3D in your face lunges. The only relationship with Lewis Carroll's work was that some of the characters had the same names. The CGI was banal, with flying things bounding around. The Bandersnatch was an amalgam of the Disney villains that turn out to be a nice guy at heart. The Jabberwocky was fearsome enough, but the battle scene was just silly, and the ending was known since the beginning of the movie.