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Movie Ratings and Reviews

The Fog
The Fog(1979)

The Fog is not a perfect movie, but as horror movies go, it is very memorable and very entertaining. All of the acting is good, the effects are great, and the death sequences are very mysterious and creepy. For any horror fan, this is definitely recommended.

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3(2013)

While some plot points in Iron Man 3 were predictable, or didn't completely make sense, the story is still decent, and is supplemented by a twist that actually works. This movie is also full of humor, which, for the most part, enhances the fun of the movie (although sometimes it does get obnoxious). Despite its flaws, Iron Man 3 is worth seeing.

Conquest Of The Planet Of The Apes

Not the best sequel in the Planet of the Apes series, but Conquest is a dark, entertaining, and well-made film that builds up to an exciting climax. If you liked the previous entries in the series, than definitely watch this. Don't listen to the bad reviews.

Escape from the Planet of the Apes

An excellent sequel to the excellent 1968 masterpiece. Escape from the Planet of the Apes includes suspense, drama, action, and comedy in equal measures, making it exciting, sad, and incredibly entertaining. This is a film that is definitely worth watching.

Night of the Living Dead

This horror classic is frightening, well-written, and it also invented the structure for every zombie story that came afterwards. Any horror fan should do themselves a favor and with this inspirational masterpiece.

Wayne's World

Wayne's World is easily one of the funniest, greatest comedies of all time. If you would really like to see Mike Myers at his best, then this is the movie to watch. Undoubtedly a classic.

FDR: American Badass!

FDR: American Badass! is unquestionably hilarious and very creative. If you are like me, and you love silly, raunchy comedy, than definitely give this a watch.

District 9
District 9(2009)

District 9 is a magnificent gem of a science-fiction film, and undoubtedly one of the greatest films of its decade. The plot of this movie is one of the most creative, mind-blowing plots I have ever seen in a film. The acting is perfect. The effects are perfect. District 9 will keep you excited and enthralled through its whole duration. Easily a must-see.

Leprechaun 2
Leprechaun 2(1994)

If you can get past Shevonne Durkin's shitty acting and some occasionally bad writing, this is actually an alright movie. The story will most likely keep you entertained, but the main reason to watch Leprechaun 2 is for Warwick Davis' hilarious and awesome performance of the leprechaun. But if you're not a fan of the Leprechaun series, than definitely stay away from this one.

The Producers

A very, very funny film by Mel Brooks. The Producers does have some jokes that fall flat, but almost all of them are guaranteed to make you laugh. The acting, especially in the two lead roles (Mostel and Wilder), is a very big plus. Although this isn't Brooks' best movie, it is certainly worth a watch for any comedy fan.


While Critters isn't a great movie, it is very entertaining, and has a lot of humor and good special effects. If you're a fan of horror comedy, than give this a watch.

Stephen King's It

The part of It that really struck me was the great acting, even with the child actors. All of the characters were very well developed, and I cared about all of them. The casting is nearly perfect. I was actually surprised at how frightening some sequences in the movie were. Tim Curry did a very nice job as Pennywise. Overall, I would definitely recommend this film. It has a dark premise that will please most horror fans, but also great acting and good messages that will appeal to any viewer.

Little Shop of Horrors

One of my favorite musicals of all time! Little Shop of Horrors is full of spectacular songs, great effects, and great everything else. If you want to see a fantastic musical, this is a film to watch.

Apollo 18
Apollo 18(2011)

Apollo 18 is extremely underrated. Although it could've definitely been better, I found it to be very entertaining. The characters had plenty of personality, and there were a few scares. I honestly do not understand the hate towards this movie. It's one of the only good modern horror movies that's even moderately original.

Soylent Green

Soylent Green is certainly a science-fiction classic. Its interpretation of the future is one of the most creative one that I've seen. Charlton Heston's acting is fantastic (as usual). Overall, this isn't a perfect movie, but it has still been an inspiration for many others, and is in my opinion, a must-see for science-fiction fans.

Batman: The Movie

This campy, hilarious, and spectacular film is undoubtedly my favorite Batman movie. The way that Adam West and Burt Ward act and deliver lines is perfect, as well as all of the different gadgets that they use (Bat-Spray, Bat-Wake, Bat-Copter, etc.). If you really want to watch a fun movie that will make you laugh, the this Batman classic is for you.

Killer Klowns from Outer Space

Even though this cheesy thing was fun, it still landed below my expectations. The 80s cliches began to get tiring after a while. But despite this, Killer Klowns had a creative plot, great costumes, and awesome music. I would recommend this, but it is definitely not perfect, to say the least.

Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (AVP 2)

Even though this was a bad movie, that's not why I gave it such a low rating. The reason is that it was not anywhere close to an Alien or Predator movie. Instead, it was an overdone, unoriginal "teen slasher" with a stupid, completely unneeded love triangle storyline. The only parts of this thing that were any good were the fight scenes between the aliens and the Predator, and the gore effects. That's it. Everything else was dumb, unoriginal bullshit. Fans of either franchise should stay away from this.

Predator 2
Predator 2(1990)

In the shadow of the original Predator, this thing is complete trash. But by itself, it's actually a decent effort. The story wasn't very creative, and some of the dialogue was a bit dumb, but Danny Glover and the other actors playing main roles did a great job. And the battle scene at the end of the film was fun, and very cool. If you're just looking for a cool action movie, than watch Predator 2. But if you expect it to be anywhere as good as its predecessor, than you will be very disappointed.

Seven Brides for Seven Brothers

This stupid thing is by far the worst musical I have ever had the misfortune if watching. Not one song was even half-decent, and the plot was brainless and dumb. Of course, this is all complimented by shit acting and dialogue. Despite the little specks of humor in it, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is undeniably terrible and not worth anyone's time.

Be Kind Rewind

Be Kind Rewind isn't a "laugh-a-minute romp" as many would expect from a Jack Black film, but it's still pretty good, and definitely pretty funny. Some of the plot points were a little weak, but the movie still manages to be quite eccentric and entertaining. Nevertheless, many people will dislike it for its diverse oddity.


Frogs is an exceptionally entertaining eco-horror film with a fun, innovative plot and a well-crafted story. This movie is one of my all-time favorites, and, in my opinion, should go down in history as a cheesy horror classic.

Poltergeist II: The Other Side

Although Poltergeist II had some scares, it still failed to reach the creepiness and originality of it's predecessor. But, the acting is good, and the story is alright. So I guess that if you liked the first, then this is probably worth a watch. Just don't expect anything even close to the greatness of Poltergeist.


This is a very good movie about a very smart, important man that has greatly inspired me. Although the run time was quite long, Gandhi is still very likeable and will keep you absorbed in the story of is life. Ben Kingsley's acting performance is close to amazing, as is the majority of this film. I think that it is very important for people to see this movie.

C.H.U.D. (Chud)

C.H.U.D. is an incredibly fun, awesome horror B-movie, with some surprisingly good acting performances. The plot is creative and very cool, as are the monster effects. If you like silly horror movies, definitely watch this.

Alien Resurrection

Ugh. This thing was just painful. The writing was horrible, the acting was horrible, and just about everything else in this movie was horrible. Although Alien Resurrection improved towards the end of the movie, this is still one of the most offensive, shitty sequels I have ever seen. I loved the first three movies in the Alien franchise, but this thing made me want to put a gun in my mouth.

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

An excellent, more lighthearted sequel to a science-fiction classic. The thing is, this movie is a science-fiction classic just as well. Terminator 2 has a very smart and interesting story, complimented by fantastic acting (you can't go wrong with Arnold). I don't think that anyone can call them self a science-fiction fan without watching T2. It's a groundbreaking, astounding triumph of a film.

The Song Remains The Same

I may be a bit biased towards this thing, as I am an enormous Led Zeppelin fan, but still, I don't think anyone can deny that this is a wonderfully done concert film. Within, and between the songs, there are some very odd, but creative segments filmed in many beautiful locations. For Led Zeppelin fans, and classic rock fans in general, this is a must see.


I know that I'm in the minority when I say that yes, I do in fact like this movie. Martin Short was excellent as an evil, destructive 10 year-old, and the movie in general was actually quite funny. Clifford could've been a bit better, as some of its jokes fall flat, but for people that enjoy weird comedies (like me), this will be a great one to watch.

Napoleon Dynamite

Napoleon Dynamite is truly a comedic masterpiece. It had a completely original idea, and the acting performances and genius humor were are 100% perfect. Not many comedies are at the level of expertise that this film reached. Anyone who is smart will enjoy Napoleon Dynamite.

Beneath The Planet Of The Apes

Beneath the Planet of the Apes is a very good, and very strange entry in one of my favorite science-fiction sagas. It is certainly flawed, but also very enjoyable. Fans of the series SHOULD really like this one, although it seems that many of them don't.

The Fighter
The Fighter(2010)

The Fighter is a very well-made, diverse, and enthralling film based on the true story of Mickey Ward. What blew me away the most about this movie were the acting performances, primarily Christian Bale, who exhibited the best acting I have ever seen him do. In short, this is a very, very good film. Watch it.

Planet of the Apes

Planet of the Apes is undoubtedly one of the greatest science-fiction films ever made. It has very smart, provocative messages, and also manages to have great action sequences, and a very, very cool storyline. This film also has some of the greatest makeup effects in film history, courtesy of John Chambers. An unforgettable classic.

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

Return of the Jedi isn't quite as good as its two predecessors, but it is still a very good ending to one of the greatest stories of all time. No person in the right mind will dislike this epic, spectacular conclusion to the Star Wars trilogy.

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

The Empire Strikes Back is just as masterfully done as its excellent predecessor. This installment is dark and compelling, and the different settings showcased in Lucas's universe are gorgeous, and purely awesome.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

Star Wars is quite possibly the greatest trilogy of all time, and this first installment is no exception. The direction, the cinematography, and the music are nothing short of beautiful, and the acting and writing are simply perfect. Everyone with a brain should be able to enjoy this legendary film.


Predator is a very enjoyable movie. It has a very cool, interesting jungle setting which really adds to the atmosphere, and is a great sci-fi/action film that will keep you at the edge of your seat. This is a definite classic.

History of the World---Part I

History of the World Part 1 has some misses, but is still an undeniably funny movie and one of Mel Brooks' better ones. It's creative, clever, and will make you laugh out loud. This style of comedy can only be done by Mel Brooks, and in this one, it definitely worked.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode II

It wasn't as good as Episode I, but the second chapter in the Robot Chicken Star Wars trilogy is still quite funny. You will surely be entertained, and you will surely laugh (although this one is more hit or miss). Nevertheless, Robot Chicken fans, and Adult Swim fans alike will love this one.

Year One
Year One(2009)

Many people will disagree with me, but I think that Year One is one of the greatest comedies of the last 10 years. Jack Black and Michael Cera perfectly execute their characters, and with the help of some supporting roles and a great script, they make this a hilarious movie.

Meet the Feebles

Meet the Feebles is simply an excellent film. It is funny, original, delightfully gross, and very, very well-written (and not to mention, there are some great musical numbers). In short, this movie is absolutely perfect.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars Episode III

This third installment in the RC Star Wars saga successfully uses the same great humor that made the first two so funny. Some sketches weren't as funny as the sketches in those first two, but this is still very good comedy.

Leprechaun 3
Leprechaun 3(1995)

You know, for a direct-to-video movie, this thing was actually pretty good. Warwick Davis was very likeable and funny as the leprechaun, and the plot was very fun. I completely understand that many people will find Leprechaun 3 very dumb, but for any fans of dark comedy, this is recommended.


Despite some flaws with writing, acting, and effects, I really enjoyed Alien3. It was very powerful, dark, and intense. The characters, although prisoners, are at points very likeable (notably Charles Dutton as Dillon), and Sigourney Weaver as usual does an amazing job. Although it's inferior to it's predecessors, Alien3 is very powerful, haunting, and enjoyable. A very good movie.

Robot Chicken: Star Wars

Hilarious. As a huge fan of Robot Chicken, I definitely knew what to expect with this. But I have to say, it was even better than I expected. Seth and Matt's portraits of Star Wars characters such as The Emperor, or Darth Vader, are so funny and so ironic that you will have a hard time not enjoying this.

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump(1994)

Forrest Gump is exceedingly entertaining, inspirational, and simply an excellent film. It was more than just a drama; it illustrated many different conflicts and events that happened in the 20th century, and also had humor, an interesting story, and plenty of likeable characters. I am genuinely shocked that this this movie has only a 71% rating. It is a perfect example of good cinema, and I think that anyone will be able to enjoy it.

Weasels Rip My Flesh

The very cheap, silly feel and the lovably awful acting make this a very entertaining movie. But even at 64 minutes, it can get a little boring. Movies like Weasels Rip My Flesh are only for viewers with a certain taste. If you can enjoy watching very corny, cheap horror flicks, than this is definitely for you. Also, this film has one of the coolest endings of all time. Trust me.

The Incredible Burt Wonderstone

Although The Incredible Burt Wonderstone gives us a few good laughs, it is still a very lacking comedy. Steve Carrell was very clearly phoning it in, and that brought this thing down quite a bit. The second half of the movie was entertaining and mildly funny, but the first half was poorly written, and overall, poorly delivered. This is in no way a terrible movie. It just simply wasn't very funny.


Cloverfield is a near perfect film. Of all the found-footage movies that I've seen, it is by far the greatest. There are excellent visual effects, there is excellent writing, excellent acting...everything about this movie was excellent. If you want to see a good found-footage movie, or just a great horror movie, see Cloverfield. You won't regret it.


...ok, I'm just going to put this out there: I love this movie. Troll is one of the funnest movies I've ever had the fortune of seeing. At a few points, it's just embarrassing, but the rest is imaginative, fun to watch, and simply awesome (with great visual effects, as well). If you really like silly, cheesy horror movies, you will love Troll.

Troll 2
Troll 2(1990)

You know, this really lived up to the hype of being the Best Bad Movie ever made. I don't think I have ever laughed as hard as I did at Troll 2 at any movie, ever. This movie is hysterical, entertaining, and just plain awesome.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)

I found myself surprised at how drawn in I was when watching this movie. Although the pacing wasn't perfect, the story and the effects were both mezmerizing at points. I wasn't too fond of the "pro-religion" message, to say the least, but I would still recommend this highly.


Spectacular. That alone pretty much sums up Alien. The writing is excellent, the acting is excellent, the sets and the special effects were phenomenal for 1979, and characters are very well developed and vivid. Alien has a story that will keep your eyes glued to the screen, and the way that Ridley Scott builds the suspense will frighten you as well. Sigourney Weaver was one of the most powerful characters I have ever seen in a science fiction movie. Overall, this is one of my favorite movies of all time and I would recommend that you see it, even if you're not a fan of science fiction or horror.

Dark Skies
Dark Skies(2013)

It's really a shame that this movie was so awful. I say this because there were actually some good actors in it. But everything in Dark Skies was so painfully unoriginal, overdone, and forced, that it was impossible for me to enjoy this movie. Maybe it would've been a bit easier if it wasn't so filled with product placement...oh well.

City of Ember

This is the most boring movie I have seen since Hulk. The screenplay is dreadful. The story was never clearly told. Everything was just a jumbled mess that didn't explain itself. There was no acting that was OVERLY bad, just writing that was shitty and boring, boring sets and visuals, and a boring storyline. Overall, City of Ember is lazy, sloppy, and incredibly dull. Although it could've been worse, this thing still can't save itself from being yet another "heroic teen" movie.

Matango:Attack of the Mushroom People

Wow. Not only is this movie very well-acted, well-directed, and well-written, it also manages to be actually very eerie and frightening.

Liar Liar
Liar Liar(1997)

While not perfect, Liar Liar is by far Jim Carrey's best movie to date. I guarantee that this will make you laugh out loud. As a comedy, this movie is excellent, and I definitely recommend it.

Grown Ups
Grown Ups(2010)

Although Grown Ups has nearly zero plot, it succeeds in more than one way. If you are a fan of any of the "comedy vets" that star in this movie, you will probably like it. If you are just looking for a simple, entertaining movie, you will probably like it. But if you go into Grown Ups expecting a developed plot, or a lot of cleverness, than you will definitely not like it.


When I went to see this movie in theaters, I was almost completely sure that it was going to be good, and I was correct. But I had no idea that I would like it so much. Ben Affleck did an excellent job acting and directing, and the rest of the cast and crew helped make this very realistic, consuming, humorous, and inspiring. I would recommend Argo to everyone. It has taken the throne of best movie of 2012.

Eight Legged Freaks

Eight Legged Freaks is entertaining, as well as a very good homage to B-movies. But despite that, it wasn't really anything special. Some of the acting was pretty bad (not necessarily in a good way), the weakest link being David Arquette. But there were some fun, interesting characters in this movie, such as Doug E. Doug as the radical conspiracy theorist. Overall, this was a pretty good movie as ones in it's genre go, but for some, this just isn't quite worth it.

The Terminator

Terminator is nothing short of excellent. It has a mesmerizing story, perfect acting, and superb effects. This movie will fascinate you, and keep your eyes glued onto the screen thanks to the fantastic casting and the great direction by James Cameron. This is one of my favorite movies of all time, and definitely a science-fiction classic. Outstanding.


Aliens has excellent acting, perfect character development, story, pacing, and a great script. Sigourney Weaver as usual gives an incredibly strong performance, as do all of the other actors. I was on the edge of my seat throughout the entire film. There is as well spectacular effects (not quite as impressive as Alien for the time period, though), most notably the Queen. Aliens is an excellent film and is most definitely worth several watches.


Hellboy is a very enjoyable, entertaining film. Yes, the script is flawed at a few points, but good acting, fantastic visual effects, and great cinematography make this a movie worth watching.

The Dark Knight Rises

Overall, I would say that The Dark Knight Rises is a very good movie. The writing had it's flaws, such as the big logic problems here and there, and some plot holes, but that is pretty much all of what I can hold against this movie. Anne Hathaway is a spectacular Catwoman, and Christian Bale as usual fits greatly as Bruce Wayne/Batman. Now, Tom Hardy (or Bane) did a very nice job, although his voice could be a bit more "menacing". There were very good effects, great sets, and as usual with Nolan Batman movies, an awesome score. I would definitely recommend The Dark Knight Rises.