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Movie Ratings and Reviews

La La Land
La La Land(2016)

I still regularly listen to this soundtrack.

Ex Machina
Ex Machina(2015)

My favourite (everyone's favourite) scene is when Nathan defuses the situation by busting out his dance routine with kyoko. It's hilarious but actually its also deeply disturbing, because kyoko is clearly Nathans companion cyborg (he made her for sex). She's the updated Eurasian version, we learn that the previous prototypes were black then asian (racist). She is his ideal women, programmed to be subservient and mute and to not understand English (racist/ fucked up). I can't help thinking this racialized gender stereotype has no purpose for the film, the reviewers didn't even comment on it. It wasn't an exploration of stereotype but a reinforcement of it. It made me very uncomfortable.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

I didn't think it was very good......sorry New Zealand


First Inside out showed us all how our minds work and taught the life-affirming lesson that sadness is a useful part of life. And now Zootopia is tackling prejudice and how we should deal with diversity in our community (in the age of brexit, trump and anti-migrant sentiment everywhere). These are more than family films. And these are dramatic Ideological improvements on The Lion King and Aladdin. Good work Disney.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them

More just an action movie for children than anything else.

Your Name. (Kimi No Na Wa.)

I couldn't help but wanting to be in this movie, so so badly. I wanted to live in Japan and do the body swap thing, and have a romance on the scale of Kimi no na wa.

Sing Street
Sing Street(2016)

The adorable cast and sweet songs make it a great movie instead of a bad movie.

Guardians of the Galaxy

So charming I can't help loving it

Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief

An unbelievable story. The founder of Scientology is so Hitler-esque.

The Good Dinosaur

This movie completely lacks adult themes, why Pixar would go against its other films I don't know. The story is boring, the alternative future setting in which dinosaurs more evolved that humans is unexplored and the premise that the main character has to make his mark is pretty cringe. The animated landscapes are amazing looking though, its a total waste.


Deeply stimulating. Achingly beautiful. The most surreal places on earth vividly revealed to us as we are magically transported around the globe. We spend a lot of screen time locking eyes with the various people of the film as they stair unmovingly at the camera, its confronting, it forces us to connect with these people, to understand their lives and their struggles. I found it very powerful. The film portrays life, death, inequality, human dignity, destruction, war, ancient cultures, futuristic technology, sexuality, religion, prisons, rubbish dumps, metropolises, villages, fat americans and one scary guy putting mud on his face. But the conclusion is that we are all interconnected, I also that we maybe eat too much meat. Actually, I would have preferred a stronger narrative, and some of the shots were a bit boring or should have been cut shorter.

Bridge of Spies

A cute little spy movie where nothing bad happens, very relaxing. My favourite line; "How did you loose your coat?" "Spy stuff". I hope the lawyer said that in real life.

The Squid and the Whale

Kind of like a Wes Anderson film, but really depressing and bad. It's ok to have unlikable characters, I get that that's the point, but you can't have almost every single character be irredeemably excruciating. It's not funny, it's just unpleasant. Sadly it didn't even have a point to it. You watch this gross family going through a divorce and then like ten minutes before the end the son catches his dad practically raping his student. He then manages to realise the painfully obvious; that his dad is the worst human being imaginable, that he is a similar sort of asshole, and that his mum was a good mother (comparatively). He remembers a specific instance where his mother would protect him from a scary museum exhibit, of a Squid and a Whale. Hence the name for this abortion of a movie. To the 3 facebook friends who read my reviews, give this one a miss.

The Big Short

THIS is a spectacular film, I watched it twice and so should you. It's the most accomplished and educational comedy ever. Or, alternatively, the most entertaining film with a serious message. In large part due to the superb characters; Ryan Gosling, Brad Pitt, Christian Bale, basically everyone is priceless and hysterical (Except for Steve Carell's character, who is a bit much, harping on about the immorality of the financial system while simultaneously being an asshole to everyone).

The films directing is bold and ambitious throughout. Between scenes they artfully use montages of pop culture images, stock footage and sombre quotations.These give the plot development and emotionality a sort of wider significance. They also like to break the 4th wall constantly. It's fun. The characters do this to clarify whether things really happened, other times they use random celebrities to give helpful analogies for the more complex financial concepts; the frailty of mortgage-backed security, the banks creation of fraudulent CDOs and how synthetic CDOs worked to amplify market failure.

The film puts us on the side of those set to benefit from the market crash so when Pitt's fatherly character scolds his proteges, his words hit the audience too. "If we're right, people lose homes. People lose jobs. People lose retirement savings, people lose pensions. You know what I hate about fucking banking? It reduces people to numbers. Here's a number - every 1% unemployment goes up, 40,000 people die, did you know that?"

The film hits even harder in the closing scenes. The tone (which grows increasingly serious as the crash draws closer) sinks further. We are shown the poor guy from Miami living out of his car with his young family, the sheepish mortgage brokers forced to work in a recession that they helped create, Bale being finally proven right but closing his hedge fund in disgusts, and then we learn that the banks are to be bailed out by the taxpayers. Gosling presents a brief mock happy ending and then, abruptly, the crushing historical reality. The bankers took the money, gave themselves bonuses, lobbied to prevent reform, and only one unlucky banker was brought to justice. The final shot reveals that in 2015 the large banks started to again sell billions in CDOs, just under another name. Leaving us with a climactic sense of disgust and weariness.

Many agree that the big short provides a good account of the causes of the 2008 financial crisis, with a detailed picture of all involved. Bernie Sanders, a staunch advocate for the breaking up of the big banks, is naturally a big fan of the film. However, Obama weighed in on this film recently while reflecting on his economic legacy. He says the film is wrong to imply nothing has changed, and that his policies have greatly stabilised the financial sector.

The Martian
The Martian(2015)

Over-rated, weak humour, quite an unsexy uncool film. But entertaining enough. Loved the lord of the rings joke about Sean Bean too.


The obvious and dominate theme was about finding your home. "home is home" says tony, but apparently not if you come from a small town in Ireland where things are so depressing and limited. It really resonated with me, as did the way a bit of romance can render a new city wonderful. It struck me how much nicer the catholic church is in 1950s new york compared to 1980s boston, with all the child sex abuse (à la Spotlight). I suspect the film might be also trying to humanize immigrants in an age of syrian refugees and Donald Trump supporters. Make the hateful masses confront the fact that everyone has a brave immigrant in their ancestry who left it all behind to make a new and better life.

Beasts of the Southern Wild

Quite a beautiful and emotional film, made with all amateur actors who are captivating to watch. Especially Hushpuppy the courageous little star, so memorable. A lot of things happen, a lot of characters are introduced, it was all very nice and imaginative. But it left me wondering; What was the point? What was that all about?

It seems to be a soulful and vaguely heartfelt journey about ..........Bravery, culture, community, family and maybe global warming? No one can really describe what is good about this film, they simply agree that it was "very unique" and "poetic". Roger Ebert said "You can turn this film into allegory for what ever you want". I don't like films like that. Too vague. It's unsatisfying.

The Revenant
The Revenant(2015)

I agree with the general consensus; the director artfully creates a visually spectacular, crisp and gritty world for us to all get lost in for a few hours. Someone called it a nature-porn revenge flick which is by far the best description. That bear attack was something new to film making, scary intense. His wounds were so realistic and profound, I could have looked at them all day. Several other scenes I treasured; when the rapist gets his balls cut off, when Glass befriends the lone pawnee Indian and they have a moment catching snow with their tongues, when glass burns his throat hole closed and seems to be healing, the opening epic battle scene with shooting arrows replacing the usual bullets, when little Jim initially stands up to Fitzgerald. I really want to go see it again now. It is perhaps a little slow towards the end and the ending didn't have the impact that I would have liked. If you're confused by it, Glass decides not to kill Fitzgerald and instead throws him into the river to be killed by the Pawnee that have conveniently just shown up. They mercilessly murder Fitzgerald even though their beef should have been with the french traders who sold the Indians horses so they could rescue the chiefs daughter, the very girl that the french had as a sex slave. So the chiefs daughter, now reunited with her tribe and returned to dignity, has Glass spared. The final scene shows his wife walking away from him and his grief. This can surely only represent the fact that he must now persist in life, now without his wife and son, and the need for revenge that had fueled him. He will not be reunited with them in death.


Nothing particularly interested me about this film. The characters, plot, setting, message. Not for me.

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I would describe this film as a little worse than a flawed masterpiece, as some of the scenes, acting and filming is dazzling. But for me there is this shrill artificiality to most of the characters which I don't understand. Their lines had me cringing through most of the first half. On top of this the film was too busy with too many issues on show and not enough character development to give them impact. Even Sams sad disturbing story of her past doesn't really work. Probably typical of films adapted from books. I'm sure it all worked a lot better in the book. I loved the mental breakdown and molestation reveal at the end, it was the best part of the film.

Honra e Liberdade

Truely heart-breaking. That they would decide to make a historical epic set in my tiny home town, but that it would be so unwatchably bad that no one talked about it.

It Follows
It Follows(2015)

The critics loved this film, but perhaps only the weirdos watched and reviewed it. They talk about great performances and metaphors for teen sexuality and a really uniquely terrifying film. But the film I watched was shit and excruciating to watch and it ruined my day. Sitting there in the theater watching these long ugly scenes, with shit characters and smelly dialogue and this blaring synthesizer music that must have gone on for 60 mins straight; and looking across at my date who gives me a troubled smile that seems to say "You really fucked up with this film that you said was really good, we could be hanging at the pools right now"


Surely a future human civilization that is able to transcend time and space and that can create a provisional 3 dimensional reality inside a black hole can come up with a better way to relay a few pages of morse code back to the past than that. And Matt Damon you psycho!! Over reaching plot aside, I find Nolans ideas brilliant in isolation, he is a great director visually and he can achieve realism in the most abstract action sequences. But I cant stand the block buster, science fiction for the modern mass audience sheen to it all. This film was praised for scientific accuracy, but all the dialogue just comes off sounding retarded. I also find his father-daughter-love and noble sacrifice themes to be so insipid and frustrating. Outer space is just no place for such nonsense, 'Gravity' had a similar thing. I should probably just stop expecting much from blockbusters and keep my malicious and hateful thoughts to myself.


Funny but sometimes not funny

Mad Max: Fury Road

It was amazing and terrible. It had phenomenal chase scenes and too many chase scenes. It had bad dialogue and really bad dialogue that left me cringing and slightly uncomfortable for the rest of the day. It is not a thinking mans movie, but a primitive part of me liked it a lot.

The Secret of Kells

Kind of cool but intended for children I think.


I thought this movie could have been so much more, judging from the first half. Still, Beowulf is my new hero. Im sure im not the only one whose gone skinny dipping and yelled out "I am, BEOWULF'.

The Great Gatsby

Found both the book and this film dull and meaningless. I just don't see the brilliance in it at all. And dont get me started on tobey maguire

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia!(2008)

Watched this with my girlfriend and parents. Everyone had such a good G-rated time, singing along and laughing heartily. You should have seen it

Gone Girl
Gone Girl(2014)

Spectacularly entertaining, so glad a saw it at the theaters

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Beyond improvement? My favorite of the 3

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

This movie caught me in a good mood and I managed to love the extended action sequences and hit and miss dialogue. I love the hobbit


On the higher end of disposable entertainment.


The realist movie ive ever seen. Sort of affirmed my life thus far.


I think we've all had a job that's gotten weird

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

It seemed like a bit of a failure really, but still the landscapes and the music and Sean Penn being funny really did it for me. Also the emotional climax with the picture definitely worked.

Palo Alto
Palo Alto(2014)

I found Jack Kilmers acting kind of mesmerizing. Like in a weird way.

Amores Perros

Really enjoyed the first half but completely lost interest by the end.

Pom Poko (Heisei tanuki gassen pompoko) (The Raccoon War)

Its like other studio ghibli films, only this one completely loses its mind halfway through

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Pretty great but for me it was just a tad sappy and cliche


If you played Rugby in highschool and didn't go to University then you will probably love this movie.

The Change-Up

Some shamefully stupid stuff in this movie but the cast made it hilarious and even almost heartfelt.

The LEGO Movie

So many truly, deeply hilarious jokes!! Funniest movie of the year.

About Time
About Time(2013)

Beautiful, heart warming and uncomfortably sentimental

Bottle Rocket

"Wow, you're really complicated......... I try not to be."


Pretty sure none of the critics who commented below really understood this film. "The secret, I don't know... I guess you've just gotta find something you love to do and then... do it for the rest of your life. For me, it's going to Rushmore.."

The Royal Tenenbaums

"I'm very sorry for your loss. Your mother was a terribly attractive woman."

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

I think you have to have a strong contempt for the hackneyed and formulaic block busters, that most people watch, to delight in how completely opposite Wes Anderson films are. "Please dont make fun of me. I just wanted to flirt with you".

The Darjeeling Limited

Francis:Where are the savory snacks?
Jack: What?
Francis: [pause] Did you just fuck that Indian girl?

Fantastic Mr. Fox

"We're all different. Especially him. But there's something kind of fantastic about that, isn't there?"

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Did he just throw my cat out of the window?

She's All That

Not quite as ripe for parody as Not another teen movie claimed, I actually liked it.

Dallas Buyers Club

A great movie with immersive acting, though the emotional story was just faintly derivative and predictable. Not a must see by my standards, also an impressively bad date movie.

Risky Business

The graduate in the 60s, Risky business in the 80s and The girl next door in the 2000s. Its revealing to see essentially the same movie being made in different decades. Definitely shows progress, from appallingly/ weirdly unfunny; to passable; to quite good.

Zero Dark Thirty

so thats what happened...

Nae meorisokui jiwoogae (A Moment to Remember)

Before watching you must bear in mind that Korean movies have 2 or 3 times the sentimentality of western movies. But if you discard your hollywood-acquired standards of melodrama you will be able to enjoy an impossibly romantic/sad/beautiful movie. Will help if you are also young and female.

Let Me In
Let Me In(2010)

Adds exactly nothing to the original. But good on its own.


Just for children. One of the few Disney movies that is utterly unwatchable by adults.

This Is the End

Half hilarious, half fucking terrible. It all it was just ok.

Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies(2013)

Awesome but terrible ending.

Cinderella Man

A formulaic, melodramatic, completely predictable rags to riches tale which is actually good. Similar to but better than; Rocky, the blindside, never back down, the karate kid, dirty dancing. I for one was total immersed in Braddocks story.

In Bruges
In Bruges(2008)

Pretty bad in parts, but still very funny

Last Train Home

Potentially the saddest thing ive ever seen. My thoughts will be with that family for years. Plus I think I want to marry Qin a little. She was so brave, I admired her intensely.

Broken Flowers

Its a very slow Bill Murray film, nothing on Wes Anderson but still hilarious. Alexis Dziena
naked was a master stroke.

Killing Them Softly

A movie about the financial crisis but from the gangsters perspective. I thought this was just ok until Brads final scene. "Now pay me my fucking money!", one line that made the movie meaningful and awesome.

Spring Breakers

I can see how most people would hate it, but it was definitely unique, immersive and well acted all round. Surprisingly hardcore too. I don't think the repeated voiceovers worked aswell as the directed thinks it did. I heard a lot about Franco being good in this but I think Selena stole the show performance wise.

Eagle vs Shark

A depressing NZ version of Napoleon Dynamite.

Born To Be Wild

Great footage, but disappointed by everything else. No charismatic people to give the stories impact and even morgan freeman seemed to not give a shit.

The Cabin in the Woods

This movie is hilarious, watch it with your friends for happy fun times.

The Godfather

I certainly see what the sensation was about.

Blood Diamond

80% of the scenes in this movie are lame, ridiculous or just don't ring true. I hated it.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford

Not much to recommend. Sad that its one of the few movies where Brad is truly convincing, wasted talent.

Silver Linings Playbook

A fantastic and deep rom-com. More please

Django Unchained

Starts off so fantastically good ends so infuriatingly bad.

Marie Antoinette

I like what they were going for and I enjoyed the bright colours. But has to be one of the most impressively uneventful films to date.

Waste Land
Waste Land(2010)

Endearing without going over the top. A rewarding glimpse into the lives of the ostensibly less fortunate

Gran Torino
Gran Torino(2009)

The acting and dialogue were laugh out loud bad, but somehow it still resulted in a very enjoyable movie.


These movies just seem so flimsy and pointless now.

The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Could have been worse actually

A Scanner Darkly

I warmed to it eventually. But not a good movie by any means.

Memphis Belle

An aging action that you can laugh at the melodrama with but which is still thrilling and somewhat spectacular. I had a great time

Searching for Sugar Man

For a musician related documentary this was impressively bearable. Interesting even.


Agreed, entertained as it informed. I only wish they would deal with other moments in history so solidly.


Certainly stylish, but like a lot of these recent classics I don't quite know what the fuss is about.

The Graduate
The Graduate(1967)

The subtitle to this movie should be "How irritating would it be if a pampered and ungrateful outcast was allowed to have an affair with a beautiful mother and daughter but was a total douchebag about the whole thing". Honestly, found the young Dustin Hoffman utterly insufferable; an infuriating mix of stuttering incompetence and over confident selfishness. At times he acted so bazaar and antisocial, this movie might as well have been an accidental portrayal of Asperger's syndrome. If this is the 1960's version of the funny, lovable, at-odds-with-the-world dork (ie Seth Cohen) then thank jesus I don't live in the 60s.

When Harry Met Sally

Mealy an example of the fact that films do not age well.

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps

It might have been a dissappointing sequel but I liked it. I think I just love movies in which the protagonist is unusually confident, intelligent, cool. Its so appealling. Other examples include; Catch me if you can, good will hunting, lord or war, limitless, 17 again, Fired Up.

A Beautiful Mind

At first I was like "The direction is crappy, the dialogue is pathetic and russel crowe is insufferable in this role". But at the end I was like "This is brilliant, Russel crowe is perfect in this, I think I might cry".

The Girl Who Leapt Through Time

This was a really nice entertaining film. It was funny, the story was solid and the romance was pretty cute. However it lacked the visual splendour and enthralling story of great animes like Miyazaki's.

Pitch Perfect

Worth a few laughs and the music was surprisingly great. But enormous chunks of this movie suck balls. Maybe if I was 13 again I would not find it so insufferably formulaic and crappy.

The Road to El Dorado

Well I for one DIDNT think the story predictable and the characters undeveloped. I thought it was great


Delicious SciFi action. The ending felt like a bit of a near miss, but thinking back on the movie itself it was such a great watch. I didn't even mind that they chose Emily Blunt to star who is totally devoid of attractive qualities.

The King's Speech

A very nice film, loved every minute

The Blind Side

It was plausable and entertaining enough at the start. Got exponentially worse throughout the second half where nothing rang true. A sugar coated fairy tale that missed the mark by a long long way.

Vicky Cristina Barcelona

A nice story. A great watch if you feel like something light. Personally I much prefer a film like this which deals with love, life and happiness than the latest superhero adaptation.

The Three Musketeers

It has a few good fight scenes in, and a pretty girl. Otherwise the storyline, dialogue, characters and jokes were all total flops. A total waste of time and 75million dollars.

American Reunion

I missed heather and stiffler, I watched it for them.

Hocus Pocus
Hocus Pocus(1993)

One of the most terrifying films a 5 year old can watch.

District 9
District 9(2009)

Pity about the cliche and silly ending

Boogie Nights

Best last scene of a movie ever, pitch perfect, simply beautiful.

Shaolin Soccer

A sporadic mix of terrible unfunny scenes and mind blowing hilarity. Very strange


There wasn't very much to it really. Left me asking; But what would david infect Dr holloway for? their was no point in that at all. Why did the the engineer, whose advanced civilisation created humans, seem so mindlessly agressive? What exactly is the property of that black stuff? Very inconsistant, the engineer at the start drank it and his DNA mutated and landed in the waterfall. Then those worms in the structure got turned large and blood thirsty. One drop infected dr holloway and caused his seamen to make octopus babies. And then octapus baby + engineer = the archetypal aliens we all know and love. Very confusing

Moonrise Kingdom

At best it was light entertainment and a few laughs, but it was also the most disappointing film ever for me personally. Why am I so at odds with the critics? Wes Anderson at his best? Well acted? INCORRECT It was not warm, not well acted and most definitely on the crap side.

The Raid: Redemption

Sadly just a good action movie.


The imagination and beauty was there, but it was direction-less to the point of being tiring.

21 Jump Street

Really quality disposable entertainment. Sadly it drags pretty hard at the end.

Winter's Bone

Jennifer Lawrence was nothing special, the movie was boring and pointless

Sione's 2: Unfinished Business

Would be hard to make a crappier movie if you tried


It wasn't great, I couldnt even relate to it, but it was entertaining.


A movie about what a cool guy Ghenghis Khan was before he got famous. The story was solid and the cinematography and acting were fantastic.


A really really beautiful childrens movie that will probably teach them a lot about early cinema. I wish I had seen it when I was young

Like Crazy
Like Crazy(2011)

I related to this movie a lot and found it quite instructive.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)

Promising first half that turned into typical action movie retardedness

Love and Other Drugs

A very messy and busy movie. On the plus side it was clever, at times hilarious, original and sexy. But Anne Hathaway is just awful and the chemistry with Jake was luke warm. The pace of the movie was awkward as hell and the plot had too many emotional elements in the mix. Overall a failure

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)

A good childrens movie, but not ageless like disney movies


Acting at its best, but I really didn't like the ending so devoid of meaning

Problem Child

I use to like this movie, but remembering it now it was just weird and unpleasant

Epic Movie
Epic Movie(2007)

I'd rather watch porn (obviously)

The Village
The Village(2004)

I remember being scared an entertained, but I was 14....

Meet the Spartans

I think I could have made a funnier movie with my grandma.

A Dangerous Method

I loved it because I had recently read the history of Freud, otherwise im sure id be completely disinterested. I think Keira Knightley could probably have been given more spanking though.

The Ring Two
The Ring Two(2005)

A fitting sequel I found. But I was 15.

Sex and Breakfast

As out of place as Macaulay Culkin in a relationship with Alexis Dziena. I think the casting people may have been full on retarded


Brad im not mad, im just...........disappointed

The Departed
The Departed(2006)

A perfect cinematic experience

Valhalla Rising

Intense, Enigmatic, disturbing, painful to watch, and not particularly in a good way. Its one of those open to interpretation movies, with lots of vivid but ambiguous scenes, dream sequences and transitions. But as far as I can tell a badass viking kills his captors and joins up with some crusaders heading to the holy land. They get lost and end up somewhere crazy crazy and think they are in hell. They take medieval drugs and totally trip out, a fight between the Christians kills most of them off and the natives finish the rest. Unfortunately the hero decides not go down in a blaze of glory and meekly allows himself to be beaten to death by natives...........or something


Good but over long

Gone Baby Gone

Casey was amazing, actually it was very well acted all round. The ending is a brilliantly depicted ethical dilemma, and after much thought I am now 50/50 on it. Apparently Ben Affleck directed this, that somehow makes it more impressive to me.

I'm a Cyborg, But That's OK (Saibogujiman kwenchana)

I watched this with tom oskam, but thats ok

There Will Be Blood

I have never seen acting like this, Daniel Day-Lewis is amazing. While I did recognise it as a masterpiece I also did find it over-long. This and the lack of direction just made me put it down a star. But I will certainly remember Daniels scenes forever

Jackass 3
Jackass 3(2010)

Made me LAUGH SO HARD (Dont judge me)

The Ring
The Ring(2002)

Scariest movie for me

The Game Plan

I lovely family experience

The Master of Disguise

lol turtle (I think you have to be 14years old and really immature to like this)


Mena Suvari is so.....perfect

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

The good old days when kids movies were immensely scary. Anyone remember the child snatcher?.....I do he was in my nightmares for years afterwards.

Jakeob-ui jeongseok (Art of Seduction)

I laughed 3 times, but so annoying and bad

True Romance
True Romance(1993)

I agree with tom oskam

Martha Marcy May Marlene

I hated it so much!! but yes i suppose it is a necessary experience in understanding mentally fragile young girls and cults.

Gedo senki (Tales from Earthsea)

The first studio ghibli that sucked, unfortunately also the one I used to introduce my girlfriend to anime

Precious: Based on the Novel Push by Sapphire

I absolutely loathed this movie. Depressing without compensation.

Alice in Wonderland

This always scared me as a kid, the thought of being trapped in a world without reason, and threatening unpredictable characters everywhere. Why would they make us watch this!?

Walk the Line

Not a Johnny Cash fan at all but this movie was excellent

Step Up 2 the Streets

I cant help it, I love these movies

Smokin' Aces
Smokin' Aces(2007)

This movie lacks Tarantino's wit and humour???? Seriously the worst call I have ever heard. This is ten time she movie mufasa was

The Pursuit of Happyness

Probably the most inspirational movie of my life

Linda Linda Linda

The whole film reminds me of the best parts of childhood; friends, gala days at school, and not being afraid of anything.

Just Friends
Just Friends(2005)

Ryan Reynolds is awesome


My childhood!!!!!

He's Just Not That Into You

Certainly oversimplifies relationships but at least each of the scenarios are convincing. Ben Affleck is a hero to me in this.

Fool's Gold
Fool's Gold(2008)

Fails on every level? Not on Alexis Dziena who is unbelievably pretty


Am i the only one who gets this movie!?

The Men Who Stare at Goats

Quirky enough for me to like it

Napoleon Dynamite

Just didnt feel like I had to jump on this bandwagon

The Last Airbender

A huge kick in the nuts for us avatar fans. Made me doubt M. Night Shyamalans previous work


Was irrelevant to my life I think

Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys)

The first time I Brad Pitt makes people laugh, I watched it for him.

The Machinist

Very powerful and moving made even more amazing by what Christian Bale put into this movie. A must watch

Garden State
Garden State(2004)

Back when I loved Scrubs I thought this film was the height of wisdom. It seemed completely different we I rewatched it years later (a little more pretentious)


gave me nightmares for ages. Fucking Tim Burton

The Notebook
The Notebook(2004)

gold standard of romance film

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

most over rated film (sorry everyone)

Remember Me
Remember Me(2010)

Started off strong but quickly became very cring

The Other Guys

pretty funny, expecting more

Ninja Assassin

For a low budget disposable splatterfest it is amazing

Shanghai Noon

Two of my favourite people at the time, and the beautiful Lucy Liu aswell!!

Drillbit Taylor

Critics said it was unfunny..........but I laughed

Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

I want to make a quirky comedy drama romance like this one day


This movie is brilliant, its unfortunate that Jesse Eisenberg has to detract from every film he is in by being such an infuriating/annoying dork

Rocket Science

I am such a fan of quirky comedy dramas. Recently ive seen: Little miss sunshine, the royal tenenbaums, Being John Malkovich, I heart hackabess, the science of sleep, Juno, Lars and the real girl. A lot of Korean and Japanese films nail it too. They fuel me

Not Another Teen Movie

Best guilty pleasure of them all


Chris Evans is my new favourite, I was inspired.

Pineapple Express

I love that they didnt try and make it anything more than stoner funny. They didnt try very hard at all. So funny

Super Troopers

Has some of the funniest movie moments of all time, but certainly a lot of extra rubbish

Youth in Revolt

Smart, unique and hilarious. I would say Ceras best film. I think people were disappointed because the novel was better, but for me 'what novel?'

The Boondock Saints

Showed me that movies like snatch, lock stock and pulp fiction can be done very badly and without intelligence


A lesson in what action movies can be. Simply incredible

Snow Angels
Snow Angels(2007)

Good acting, bad movie. I wish I had not watched it, so depressing and pointless like Precious.


Go Sam Rockwell!!!

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)

Lucky they had Robert Downey and Sam Rockwell otherwise it would have been another painful block buster

500 Days of Summer

The best and most instructive movie about relationships. I think about it all the time.

Mysterious Skin

One of those differcult movies, but very entertaining and immersive


A style I had never seen before (neo noir), I was completely won over by the clever dialogue and how cool every character was. Nora Zehetner's Seductiveness cannot be overstated


Creative, beautiful and spectacular. Doesn't quite meet its ambitions though.


This was pulled of really well. The comedy, the romance and the drama of having cancer fitted together beautifully and was always very tasteful.

The Lovely Bones

The faults that most people have with it are not very noticable, though it wasnt the oscar hopeful I thought it would be.

Puss in Boots

Definitely as funny as the Shrek movies

Kung Fu Panda 2

I think I have watched too many animated family movies, just seemed like the usual.

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

I think this movie deserves more accolade for the acting of the CGI chimpanzees. I think they did an amazing job.

127 Hours
127 Hours(2010)

Gripping, entertaining, inspirational, amazing

Audition (Ôdishon)

Best foreign thriller I have seen, the 2 hour run time flew past. I would have to recommend it despite it being the most disturbing thing ever. The ending was too convoluted and cluttered for me though.

Legends of the Fall

Truely awful, I watched it for brad but it made me like him a little less. It was so cliche, cloy, maudlin, silly, long. Brad Pitt cried like 5 times. Half the scenes were of one or more of the brothers either leaving or returning to the raunch. Not even good enough to parody

The Hurt Locker

So well paced, scripted, shot, acted, directed. This movie cannot be over-stated, it is a truely fantastic war movie. Inspirationally badass