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Movie Ratings and Reviews

United 93
United 93(2006)

I was shocked at how much I liked this movie. Low budget, it didn't need to be extravagant. Intense and provoking. This one got my heart pounding, and forced me to reflect on what happened to my country on Sept. 11th 2001. Even though you go into the film knowing the outcome, their is hope that lies in the viewer that yes, they are going to make it out of it. United 93-The Flight That Fought Back!

Deliverance
Deliverance(1972)

This is one of the greats. In school, we actually watched this movie and did a study on it. They way each character has a strength and weakness. The brutal reality of humanity. This one gets to you, because it's so realistic the way things go from normal to horrific-you can actually put yourself in the characters shoes where confusion meets fright. And Burt Reynolds is a real piece of work in this movie, a total alpha shitkicker. This film is a timeless masterpiece.

Roadie
Roadie(2012)

Don't waste your time, this movie is terrrible. No plot, bad acting, and a complete waste of time.

The Paperboy
The Paperboy(2012)

The only good thing about this movie is the showcasing of Nicole Kidman.

Snow Angels
Snow Angels(2007)
½

Cryptic story. Kind of depressing, and coming from me that says a lot.

Vanishing Point
½

Great movie with awesome car scenes featuring a beautiful car, the Dodge Challenger. The american southwest is the setting, and the desert scenes fit the movie very well. One thing I never understood was the racial angle this movie tried to play with the black radio dj.

Fighting Back (Death Vengeance)

Great 80's film with a classic good fighting back at the bad guys in life theme to it.

The Ruins
The Ruins(2008)

This movie is brilliant. Very disturbing and creepy in ways that haven't been touched by horror films in quite some time. I'm astonished that the ratings aren't through the roof on this movie.

Dead Man Down

It had some descent shoot em' up scenes, but lacked on delivery as far as storyline and acting. Plot also seemed really scattered around.

Ed Gein
Ed Gein(2001)

This actor does a convincing job of playing Ed Gein.

The Book of Eli

It's pretty good. Gary Oldman, is great and so is Denzel. Tom Waits makes an appearance and my only beef is the actress who played "Solara". I thought she wasn't self sufficient or grungy enough for a post apocalyptic civilian. The plot does seem uneven as another critic put. Great filming techniques and cool action cinematography make this movie one of the better releases in awhile.

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

What can I say? It's brilliant and Trent Reznor does a superb job with the soundtrack/score.

The Ice Storm

This movie is twisted in more ways than one. Christina Ricci is gorgeous in it. Even when she is dressed down as the way she is in this film, you can still see her impecable beauty.

Lincoln
Lincoln(2012)
½

Real snoozer in my opinion, In the end it doesn't even show him get assassinated. There isn't even a character in the movie of John Wilkes Booth.

Candyman
Candyman(1992)
½

Clive Barker. Phiip Glass. Cabrini Green in Chicago. What's not to like?

The Crow
The Crow(1994)
½

Dark. Gothic. Awesome Soundtrack created by Trent Reznor. Excellent actors. Superb and eery plot line. Junkies. Whores. Guns. Drugs. It's all here in this movie. Hold on for the ride.

Brainscan
Brainscan(1994)
½

I'm a child of the 90's so this one brings me back. I remember loading Doom 2 Hell on Earth onto our computer and getting really into it. This movie here is an ode to virtual reality gaming, and it has generation x actor Edward Furlong as the main character which is only fitting. I have the soundtrack on CD, which features great 90's alternative artists like the Butthole Surfers, White Zombie, TAD and others.

The Exorcist
The Exorcist(1973)

Probably the scariest horror film of all time. I can't think of another one that frightens and disturbs quite the way this film does. Hard to believe it is close to 40 years old. The book is even better.

Argo
Argo(2012)
½

Pretty good movie. A little slow at times. Could have shown some more action, particularly of the anarchist type movement of the Iranians.

Dear Mr. Gacy

Fact based, and the actor does an actual convincing job of playing John Wayne Gacy.

The Relic
The Relic(1997)

It's hard to compare this too much to the novel, because the novel was brilliant. There are many characters missing as well, like Bill Smithback and of course Agent Pendergast. All that aside, the movie is pretty good. Good CGI of the monster.

Southern Comfort
½

This movie is hauntingly pretty with the scenes of the bayous set against grey skys and southern appalachia. It does a really good job of putting you in the shoes of the soldiers. Also, this movie to me is along the same lines as the classic film Deliverance. The score by Ry Cooder is worth watching the movie alone.

A Simple Plan

I'm from Minnesota, and I know this film was filmed somewhere a little bit east of Minneapolis, closer to Wisconsin. Breathtaking backdrops of pure real winter sets the tone for this great film.

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

This movie is great. Tom Towles plays a perfect sleazoid. The city of Chicago is a perfect setting for the movie. Old dingy apartments and busy Chicago streets not to mention Old Style beer are a fixture of the movie. Very good music as well, plenty of good samples to be had here for the true hip hop head. Very vulgar and explicit scene at the end and not for the squeamish that's for sure.