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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Zoom
Zoom(2006)

I thought Sky High was bad, but Zoom is so bad that it makes Sky High look like the Lord of the Rings of stupid kid superhero movies. Tim Allen, I know you need the money, but I didn't know you were this desperate. Grade: F

World War Z
World War Z(2013)

This was a lot better than I expected. Brad Pitt gives his usual great performance and the story of the movie is very cool too. It has plenty of tension (which is key for a zombie film) and it has some impressive a ton scenes. Grade: B+

Monsters University

Is it as good as Monsters, Inc.? No. Is it the best Pixar movie since Toy Story 3. You bet. This has a nice nostalgic feel to it and they did a good job of transporting you back to the world of the first movie. Grade: B+

Aliens
Aliens(1986)
½

Yeah, this movie was epic. While Alien was more of a tension building horror movie, Aliens is much more action packed. Which is probably why I liked this movie more. It has nice build up that leads to these awesome action scenes. If there's one thing James Cameron can do, it's direct good action scenes. This movie was adrenaline rushed and also well acted. Grade: A

This Is the End
½

This movie was hilarious. The best thing it has going for it is that the actors are playing themselves. And they are so funny playing exaggerated versions of themselves. The story is stupid, the CGI is crap, but none of that matters because the characters are so funny. This movie is purely for laughs and that's pretty much all I did while watching it. Grade: A

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)

This was a good start to a new Superman franchise. Henry Cavill is great as Superman and so was everybody else in their roles. There was a lot of action and only a few of those great emotional moments which made the movie feel a little unbalanced. There could have been. Little less action and more of those emotional moments, but overall it was very good. Grade: B+

The Incredibles
½

The first Pixar movie that was full of exciting action scenes and superheroes. You know I like this movie. Grade: A

Monsters, Inc.
½

A great contribution to the Golden Age of Pixar movies back in the day when every movie they made was an instant classic. Hopefully Monsters University will bring us back to that time as Toy Story 3 did. Grade: A

Fast & Furious 6
½

This was a really fun summer action movie. I liked it even more than Fast Five, in fact. It's like they took everything good and bad about Fast Five and just made better. The villain was good. Dwayne Johnson gives a much better performance as well as pretty much everybody else. The action is fantastic to look at. The freeway chase scene is one of the best action scenes I've ever seen. The whole thing was just so freakin' entertaining. Grade: A

Fast Five
Fast Five(2011)

I actually liked this movie...a lot. It had a cool story, some sweet action scenes and Dwayne Johnson. All good things to make a solid action movie. Now, let's talk about the acting...it's passable. Not good, but I wasn't really bothered by it because the title of the movie is "Fast Five" and I wasn't expecting some Oscar contenders in a movie with that title. All in all, this was a solid action movie with all the good components. Grade: B+

A Beautiful Mind

I honestly didn't expect to love this movie as much as I did. The acting is fantastic with Russell Crowe giving the best performance of his career and Ed Harris also giving a great performance. The story is engaging and it was very interesting to see everything through Crowe's mind. I was always asking myself whether or not what we were seeing on screen was real or was he imagining it in his mind. I think that's incredibly clever because it keeps the audience invested. All in all, this is a great movie. Grade: A+

Star Trek Into Darkness
½

The first great movie of 2013 is here because Star Trek Into Darkness is incredible. I enjoyed every minute of this movie. The acting is great with Benedict Cumberbatch playing a very menacing villain. Kirk and Spock's relationship is great to watch because they have such great chemistry. The story is intriguing and the visual effects are phenomenal. In my opinion, this was even better than Star Trek 2009. Grade: A

Silver Linings Playbook
½

Wow, this was a good movie. Superbly acted, well scripted and well executed. Definitely one of 2012's bright moments. Grade: A

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
½

This movie was a lot better than I expected it to be. The acting is phenomenal with Jack Nicholson giving one of his best performances. But, the supporting cast are all top notch in their acting as well. Of the main characters, there are no weak links in the acting. Louise Fletcher plays a great antagonist to Nicholson as well. The story is engaging and the characters are likable. For the most part, it's a actually a pretty funny movie, but the ending totally screws with your mind in a way you weren't expecting. Grade: A

Iron Man 3
Iron Man 3(2013)

This installment of the Iron Man series was pretty good. I thought that the movie had more of Tony Stark's character than the other two movies and I enjoyed that. The action was great, the humor was funny and it was all well acted. However, I was not a big fan of the Mandarin twist. I've never read an Iron Man comic in my life and I never watched Iron Man cartoons, so I wasn't disappointed from a fanboy perspective. I just thought that the twist was unnecessary, especially given the fact that the Mandarin was really cool in the first half of the movie and was definitely the strongest Iron Man villain of the trilogy. But, the direction they took with it was just unnecessary and it weakened the movie in my opinion. But, other than that unfortunate twist, I liked this movie. It's not great, but it was very good. I will gladly see this movie again and I'll happily buy it on Blu-ray when it comes out. It's not better than the original Iron Man or The Avengers, but it's still a fun time. Grade: B+

First Blood
First Blood(1982)
½

This movie is great. Stallone plays the character like he's an actual human being with emotions (unlike the sequels). What starts off as an exciting game of cat and mouse through a large forest very suddenly turns into a deep message about what returning Vietnam vets had to experience. It's just a great movie. Grade: A-

Jurassic Park

When I was a kid, this was a movie I watched weekly. All I cared about back then was the dinosaurs, but when I watch it now, I realize that there's a great story in there as well. The characters are interesting, Jeff Goldblum steals the show from the other actors, the excitement and suspense is enthralling and the dinosaurs look awesome. Grade: A+

Army of Darkness

Wow, this was so dumb. I mean...just awful. At least it had some comedy to help me endure it, but for the most part, it sucked. Grade: C

Alien
Alien(1979)

I enjoyed this movie. It builds up suspense nicely while giving the audience characters that are actually memorable. Good characters in a horror movie are very rare, so Alien gets props for that. Another good thing about this movie are the sets. The interior of the spaceship is great, even the outside looked believable. It looks just as good the original Star Wars. However, there isn't a lot of excitement going on until the last act of the film. The only reason I wasn't bored during the first two acts was because of the entertaining characters. And I wish that they had shown the alien a little more but I understand that it was 1979 and it probably didn't look very scary when fully viewed. So, I get why Ridley Scott chose not to show the alien a lot. In the end, I thought Alien was enjoyable if not very exciting. Grade: B

Olympus Has Fallen

I enjoyed this movie a lot more than I thought I would. But, twenty minutes into it, I was on board and happy. Everything goes to hell and Gerard Butler is gonna do some killing. No, it's not an original move, but I enjoyed the crap out of it anyways. If you know what you're getting into, you will not disappointed. Does it at times feel like a Die Hard rip-off? You bet. Do I care? No. Grade: B+

An Inconvenient Truth
½

Oh, it's over? Well, at least I got a good nap out of that. Grade: F

No Country for Old Men
½

Okay, first time viewing: "Eh, it's alright." (About two years later) second time viewing: "Hmm, not bad." (About a year later) third time viewing: "Wow, this is amazing!" That was pretty much how this movie was for me. I don't know why it took me so long to fully realize how great it is, but I'm glad I finally did. No Country for Old Men is a terrific movie with great performances by Josh Brolin, Woody Harrelson and, oh yeah, Javier Bardem who is spectacular in this movie. The story is great and the violence is gruesome. Long story short, it's awesome. Grade: A

Superman II
Superman II(1981)

In my opinion, this is the best Superman movie to date. The effects are quite dated which can at times distract me from the story, but I still think in terms of Superman movies, it never got better than this. The story arc resembles Spider-Man 2 with Superman giving up his powers, but what makes this movie unique is the fact that General Zod is the main villain portrayed flawlessly by Terrence Stamp. Yeah, Lex Luthor is in there a little bit, and I never understood why. He didn't do very much but it was Gene Hackman and he's awesome, so we let it slide. If you see this movie and judge it for its visuals, you'll give it an F, but if you can just look past that and judge it based on its good character development, its unique story and its great villain, you'll probably really like it. And for that, Grade: B+

3:10 to Yuma
3:10 to Yuma(2007)
½

This is one of the best westerns I have ever seen and it is the most visually entertaining of its genre. The performances from the two leads as well as the supporting characters were great and the story was very intriguing. It's a pretty simple "Get from point A to point B" story, but everything that happens along the way is nail-bitingly entertaining. For all those reasons and more, Grade: A

Unforgiven
Unforgiven(1992)
½

This was a pretty powerful movie. I've seen a couple of westerns that were more entertaining than this, but in terms of characters and storytelling, this is the best western movie that I've ever seen. The acting is great, the characters are three dimensional and the story is captivating. The great thing about this movie is that there isn't a lot of shoot-outs or any of the other typical things you find in a Western, but I loved it anyway. Grade: A

Crazy, Stupid, Love.

The title and previews for this movie were both enough to get me totally not interested in seeing it. However, this movie is really good. The characters were all great, the humor is hysterical and the story is engaging. Steve Carell is the main character, but there's an entire crew of supporting characters that are all interesting and funny and when all these characters clash at the end, it's hilarious. Surprising as it is, Crazy, Stupid, Love is a romantic comedy with a brain as there is a good balance of deep dialogue and smart jokes. Grade: B+

Paranormal Activity 3

This was pretty creepy. I was surprised that after three movies, this series still has the power to give me chills. While this movie isn't as scary as Paranormal 1 or 2, it does have some really cool moments. Not all of them are scary, but they are all definitely well done and exciting. I liked the story of how all this began and the way it played out was intriguing. All in all, I'm impressed with this third installment and I thought they did a good job with it. Grade: B+

Warm Bodies
Warm Bodies(2013)

I actually liked this movie...I know, it's weird. I thought it would be okay, but it turned out to be a lot more enjoyable than it should've been. The acting is good, Nicholas Hoult does a great job playing a zombie that we as the audience can actually relate to in some weird way. The story is pretty basic, but it's executed well. All in all, I had a lot more fun with this than I thought I would. Grade: B

Red
Red(2010)

I was pleasantly surprised when I walked out of this movie. It has great acting by everybody, but John Malkovich steals the entire movie. The story is interesting, the humor is funny and the action delivers as well. There isn't a whole lot of action scenes in it, but all of the ones that were in it were awesome. Again, really good movie. I'm looking forward to the sequel. Grade: B+

The Fighter
The Fighter(2010)

It's not hard to describe how great this movie is. Everyone in it is fantastic and there are no weak links. The story is captivating and the characters are great. I cared about Micky and his problems as much as I cared about Dicky and his problems. Christian Bale's performance as Dicky was what sold it for me in the end. He definitely deserved the Oscar he received. Again, this movie is a masterpiece. Grade: A+

As Good as It Gets

This is one of Jack Nicholson's best roles to date. I loved it because it turned out to be a comedy/drama. It wasn't overly humorous and it wasn't over dramatic. Nicholson plays his role flawlessly and halfway through the movie you actually like the character's personality for some reason. Definitely the best romantic comedy/drama I've ever seen. Grade: A+

The Perks of Being a Wallflower
½

This movie was thoroughly entertaining. The trailer sparked no interest in me whatsoever, but after seeing the film, I was really impressed. The acting was great and the story was really engaging. It goes from being a comedy to being a drama, but it's mostly a drama. But that was okay because I loved it. Grade: A

Seven Psychopaths

This movie was pretty good. I love the cast and they were all great and hilarious in their roles. The story was pretty pointless, but it didn't really seem to matter because I was having fun watching the characters do their thing. All in all, Grade: B+

Kick-Ass
Kick-Ass(2010)

Holy crap, that was awesome. I loved this movie. It takes the super hero genre and puts a more realistic spin on it while making it an awesome violent action comedy. I did not expect it to be this good. The only bad part about it was the fact that it had to end at some point. Grade: A+

A Good Day To Die Hard

This movie is definitely a mixed bag for me. The original Die Hard is my second favorite movie of all time so obviously I was super excited for this. The thing about Good Day is that it feels the least like a Die Hard movie out of all the sequels. The story is confusing, there's no clear villain until the very end. Bruce Willis and Jai Courtney didn't have great chemistry, but that's due to the not so great script. I thought there were some funny moments, some great action scenes, albeit over the top for the most part. The character of John McClane is there in some scenes, but this just didn't feel like the Die Hard movie it could've been. That being said, it's not terrible, but it's not great either. Yippee-ki-yay. Grade: B-

Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides

The pointless continuation of an already flawed franchise. Grade: F-

The Terminator
½

This is definitely one of the most original sci-fi movies ever made. Everything from the story to the acting is very well done. A few of the special effects are dated, but it's still very entertaining to watch The Terminator today. James Cameron had a great idea that turned into two awesome movies. And while I like T2 just a little more, this is definitely worthy of its title as a classic. Grade: A

Paranormal Activity 2
½

This movie did a great job of scaring me. It starts off with nothing big happening for a while, but when things get serious, they get really intense. I loved the first Paranormal Activity because it relied on your own imagination and anxiety to creep you out. This movie still holds true to that, but takes it to the next level of scary. It's a great movie and it's better than the original in my opinion. Grade: A

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas)
½

This movie was great. Everything from the characters to the story were all amazing. I liked the concept of the German boy and the Jewish boy becoming friends and the awful consequences that came with it. This movie was very moving and it's hard to forget. Grade: A

October Sky
October Sky(1999)

This movie was pretty good. The story was interesting, the characters were well developed and the acting was great. There were a few slow parts, but overall, a good movie. Grade: B+

Mr. Deeds
Mr. Deeds(2002)

I enjoyed this movie. It's not memorable, but amidst all the crap that Adam Sandler has made, Mr. Deeds is miles better than most. Grade: B

The Rescuers Down Under

This was a pretty good sequel to the Rescuers. The two main characters are still likable and the bad guy is even worse than the one in the original. The animation is well done and it's got some good humor in it as well. Grade: B

The Rescuers
The Rescuers(2014)

I never saw the whole movie as a kid, but after watching it recently, I wish I had watched it more as a kid. The characters are interesting, the story is well done and the adventure aspect of it is great. Grade: B+

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
½

This movie was pretty disappointing. It was alright , but some elements worked really well while others did not. This just had a lot more bad than good. One thing that worked in this movie was the action. It was a lot of fun and it was exciting in a very Indiana Jones type style. I think Harrison Ford is still great as Indy and I really didn't have a problem with anyone's acting in the movie. I like that they brought back Karen Allen as Marion because her character was the most likable of all the previous Indy girls. Cate Blanchett is a good actress, but I didn't like her character. By far, she is the weakest villain of the franchise. What didn't work for me was pretty much the last half hour of the movie. I thought the movie started out really well, then it turned into this interesting story. But when it got down to the climax, that's when things took a bad turn for me. I thought the crystal skeletons turning into one alien was really unnecessary. Plus the fact that the villain is actually stupid enough to stay in a room where all her soldiers are being sucked into a vortex is just plain idiotic. Then there was the pointless UFO that rose out of the ground. That last half hour just took this movie down a lot in quality. One thing that the previous movies all had was an amazing finale that kept me on the edge of my seat. This movie's finale was absolute garbage. And it's a shame because if it weren't for how this movie's finale fell apart, I would've liked the movie better as a whole. Grade: C+

Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
½

This is a great movie. The first one was amazing, the second one was definitely a bit of a step down, but they brought the series back up with the Last Crusade. One awesome thing about this movie was the addition of Sean Connery to the cast. Him and Harrison Ford have this great father-son chemistry that you totally buy in to and they play off each other fantastically. Another great addition was giving the character of Marcus Brody a very substantial role in the plot. He turned out to be hilarious comic relief along with another great character: Sallah. I love that they brought back Sallah for this movie. The villains are Nazis once again and they are even more evil than in Raiders of the Lost Ark. In addition to that, the action is great, the story is cool and there is just non stop thrills from start to finish. Raiders of the Lost Ark was more lighthearted, Temple of Doom was dark and Last Crusade went back to the formula of Raiders, which was a very good decision. All in all, Last Crusade is one of the two nearly perfect installments of the Indy series. Grade: A

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

I used to hate this movie, but after seeing it again, I actually thought it was pretty good. I liked that Spielberg decided to make a completely different movie than Raiders instead of doing a rehash sequel. The story is good, Harrison Ford kills it once again as Indiana Jones and the action is good, too. There are a few parts where the movie becomes too weird and unrealistic, but I got past those parts because everything else made up for them. Grade: B+

Cobra
Cobra(1986)
½

Not one of Sylvester Stallone's better movies. It has good action, but other than that, there's really nothing else that I can say about it that was good. Grade: C-

Raiders of the Lost Ark

This is a great classic adventure movie. The characters, the story the humor and the action are all great. Indiana Jones is one of the best classic heroes and no one could've played him like Harrison Ford. The story is very interesting because it deals with a once real enemy known as the Nazis mixed in with a supernatural prize which is of course the Ark of the Covenant. The action is really exciting and it keeps your eyes glued to the screen until the last moment. The humor that they infuse the movie with works really well also. In the end, this is one of the best adventure movies ever made and it is the best of the Indiana Jones series. Grade: A+

The Last Stand

I enjoyed this movie. It's nothing more than guns blazing and Arnold one-liners, but somehow it all seemed to work for me. There's plenty of violence and blood, but there's also a lot of funny moments. Surprisingly, Johnny Knoxville actually made me laugh and didn't piss me off. If you're looking for a movie with a deep plot, emotionally captivating performances and some great character development...go see something else. But, if you're in the mood for some old school action headed by perhaps the biggest action icon, this is the movie for you. Grade: B

The Secret of NIMH

This cartoon movie was really good. It's got spectacular visuals, lovable characters and a compelling story. This has a lot of elements mixed together like comedy, tragedy and action and they all blend in nicely together. Ultimately, this is a kid's movie that I enjoyed even though I'm not a kid. Grade: B+

Signs
Signs(2002)
½

This was pretty good for an M. Night Shyamalan movie. It was exciting and at times a little bit frightening, but it did have its slow parts that dragged on and on. The premise was cool, the execution was pretty well done and it was an overall good film. Grade: C+

Terminator 2: Judgment Day

Very rarely does a sequel come out that is infinitely better than the original, but T2 is one of those rare occurrences of epicness. Everything that we liked about the first Terminator is stepped up to the next level in this movie. Sarah Connor is no longer a damsel in distress; she is now a person that could go a few rounds with Chuck Norris and probably make it out okay. I love how her character has progressed from the first movie to the second. Another great thing about this movie is Edward Furlong as the ten year old John Connor. He is hilarious and he steals the show from Arnold in almost every scene. Also, turning Arnold into a protagonist is much more appealing because we all just like him better that way. Robert Patrick as the T-1000 is a great villain and the CGI they used on the character still looks really good today for the most part. I just liked the story better than the first, I liked the characters better, and I liked the humor in it, too. Great movie, Grade: A+

Zero Dark Thirty
½

This movie was very good. The acting was great, specifically Jessica Chastain's acting. She was incredible and definitely deserves the Best Actress Oscar in my opinion. The story was well done and I was entertained for the most part. There were a few parts where the movie seemed to drag on and get very slow, but those parts weren't enough to take away from the greatness of it. A lot of people say that the last half hour was the most intense scene in a movie ever, but I wouldn't go so far as to say that. But, it was very suspenseful and it kept me on the edge of my seat. All in all, Grade: A

Saving Private Ryan

This is the best war movie ever made. The first scene alone is enough to grab you and keep you on the edge of your seat. Spielberg does an amazing job of showing that war is not glamorous. It's real and it's intense. I was astonished at how real everything looked and felt. I didn't think I was watching a Tom Hanks movie, I thought I was watching WWII as it actually happened. The story is gripping because it makes you think if saving Private Ryan is the right thing to do and will he even be willing to leave his fellow soldiers. I thought that the character development on the main group was great because they are each so different from each other, but a lot of them agree that the mission is FUBAR (watch the movie, you'll know what I'm talking about). And, the final scene after this intense battle sequence is so emotionally moving that it will stick with me forever. From the first moment to the last second, I was invested with the story and the characters and I never wanted the movie to end. This is the most moving film I have ever seen, and did I mention it's also my favorite movie of all time? Without a doubt, Grade: A+

Paranormal Activity

This is a great movie. I am not a big fan of horror movies because a lot of them are awful, but this really surprised me. The way it looks is great because it feels like you're watching real footage. The acting is really good and that is what makes you fee like you're watching something real. I liked the simplicity of it and the fact that most of the scares are built up in suspense and it doesn't rely on cheap jump scares. Grade: A-

The Dark Knight

It isn't very often that a sequel is as good or better than the original, but The Dark Knight succeeds Batman Begins in every way possible. The story of this film is even darker than the original and everything feels more hopeless. The characters are amazing, new and old. The old characters are great and the new characters are awesome. Obviously the actor that stole the entire movie was Heath Ledger as the Joker. He was amazing and he rightfully deserved the Oscar he received. The character of the Joker was definitely the best incarnation that I have ever seen because he is just as crazy as we always wanted him to be. If you really think about the story, it's just the Joker blowing things up and killing people the whole time, but there's a deeper meaning to it. His mission is to stop at nothing until he breaks Batman mentally. What I loved the most about this movie is that while the Joker is arrested at the end, he wins. He wins because he turns Harvey Dent, the symbol of hope in Gotham, into a vengeful murderer. And if that wasn't enough, Batman takes the fall for Harvey's murders and is branded a criminal. I've never seen a superhero movie where the hero loses at the end. That was a stroke of genius because it leaves you wanting more. This is my favorite chapter of this great trilogy. Grade: A+

Batman Begins
½

Thank God for Batman & Robin! Because without that awful movie, we may never have gotten the reboot we so desperately needed. This is a terrific beginning to what has become an amazing trilogy. I loved the way they told the origin story of how Bruce Wayne became Batman because we hadn't seen that in any other Batman film before. I thought that the way they made the world of Batman and the city of Gotham as realistic as they could was a stroke of genius. Everything is completely real and it doesn't feel like a typical superhero movie. The acting is great, the characters are fleshed out and the story is dark and captivating. Grade: A-

Rise of the Planet of the Apes

This movie was really good. I didn't have high expectations for obvious reasons, but it turned out to be a great movie. The story was captivating, the acting was good, and the CGI was fantastic. The character of Caesar was very well done. I think Andy Serkis's performance mixed with the amazing visual effects department is the reason why we as the audience actually care and sympathize with a character that doesn't even exist. I think this re-imagining is exactly what this series needed. Grade: A-

Batman: Under the Red Hood
½

This was really good for a cartoon movie. I thought the story was exciting even though I knew what it was before I watched it. The execution was good, the visuals were good, the voices were good. It was thoroughly entertaining. Grade: A-

Batman: Year One

Not bad for a cartoon. Grade: B+

Jack Reacher
Jack Reacher(2012)

This movie was awesome. One thing that was great about this was the casting. Tom Cruise turned out to be a perfect choice for Jack Reacher because he totally owns that role. He's always been good at playing the confident and slightly cocky hero and he does it great in this. The story was really interesting and I was entertained the whole time. Grade: B+

Goldfinger
Goldfinger(1964)

I enjoyed this movie. It's the first time that a lot of the classic Bond elements were ever used like the gadgets and the diabolical villain. It's Sean Connery's best and I had fun with it. Grade: B+

Django Unchained

Tarantino has done it again because Django Unchained is a perfect example of great filmmaking. The dialogue is awesome, the acting is spectacular and the action sequences are just bloody fun. This movie, like every Tarantino movie that I've seen, had me completely entertained the entire time.There were so many great performances in this, but my personal favorite was of course Christoph Waltz. This year was great for amazing movies, but for me, Django Unchained takes the number one spot. Grade: A+

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)
½

Great movie. It's hilarious, violent and epic all around. Edward Norton and Brad Pitt were great as the main characters and the story was really cool as well. Grade: A-

The Amazing Spider-Man
½

I was skeptical about this, but after seeing the first trailer, I knew it would be awesome. I actually like this movie better than the first Tobey Maguire Spider-Man. I like the fact that Peter Parker is in high school. I like that he's more of an outcast instead of a straight up nerd. I like that they brought in Gwen Stacy before Mary-Jane and it's awesome that they got Emma Stone in that role. I also loved that they decided to employ an entirely different story than the earlier movies. There are lots of different versions of Spider-Man and each one is as cool as the next. I liked that they decided to do the back story with Peter's parents because they never explored it at all in the earlier movies. And in terms of the villain, I thought that the Lizard was a really great choice. The CGI was awesome and I really liked his character as well. All in all, rebooting the series turned out to be a good idea and I can't wait to see what this new franchise brings. Grade: A-

From Russia With Love

This movie took the series to the next level and made it a little more interesting and more exciting. Grade: B

Dr. No
Dr. No(1962)

For a movie that was made in the sixties, this was pretty good. Sean Connery kills it as James Bond. Grade: B

The Dark Knight Rises

I loved this movie. In my eyes, Christopher Nolan did the impossible: he made a Batman movie that is in the same league as The Dark Knight, and that's no easy task. I thought that the story was fantastic because it gave the character of Bruce Wayne an even bigger challenge than the Joker. It gave him the challenge of Bane, who is portrayed exceptionally by Tom Hardy. When I think about the last movie, obviously I think of Heath Ledger as the Joker, but when I think about this movie, I think of Christian Bale as Batman. And the reason is because he faced an incredible foe in this movie and he beat him in the end. Batman lost against the Joker in the last movie, but in this one, he is able to overcome Bane and save Gotham. The story of TDKR is arguably the most captivating of the entire trilogy, and everything plays out like a final chapter should. When the movie finally ended, I felt like there was no other way it could've happened. The ending was very satisfying and it felt like the end of an era. Even though I will miss Nolan's Dark Knight series, I feel like it concluded on a high note. Grade: A+

Reservoir Dogs
½

This movie was awesome. Pulp Fiction is known as Quentin Tarantino's masterpiece, but this was a pretty damn good start to his directorial career. There isn't a lot of exciting things going on for most of the film, but the dialogue is so well written that I was entertained the whole time. Another great thing about this movie is the casting because everyone in this movie was exceptional in their roles. I would say that the two best scenes are the opening scene for its humor and the final scene for the shocking conclusion that it gives. Great movie, Grade: A

Skyline
Skyline(2010)

This is one of the worst movies ever made. It was bad...really bad. Everything about this movie just frustrated me to no end. It was only about an hour and twenty minutes, but it felt like three hours of utter crap. The characters are among the most generic I've ever seen, so when one of them dies and I'm supposed to feel sad, I just didn't care. Nothing that happens to these characters even matters. They do nothing the whole time except hide in a building. This invasion is happening worldwide, so there must have been something exciting somewhere, just not in the story of these pointless characters. And, these aliens are invading for no reason, and if there is a reason, we are never told what it is. All in all, this movie is a complete waste of time. Grade: F-

Season of the Witch
½

This movie was sooo bad. Generic, pointless, cheap, it's all a recipe for a crappy film. Nicolas Cage's movies just get worse and worse. Grade: F

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

I completely fell in love with this movie. The story was great, the action was great and the performances were great by all the actors. From the moment it started I was hooked and I never wanted it to end. It felt great to return to Middle-Earth and when the film ended, I wanted to see more. I cannot wait for part two next year. Grade: A+

Transformers: Dark of the Moon

I know that a lot of people hate this movie, but I actually really liked it. There are a couple of reason why I liked this: 1. Did you see Revenge of the Fallen? One of the biggest let-downs I've ever had to experience. Anyone who thinks that Dark of the Moon is worse than Revenge of the Fallen is out of their mind. Even Michael Bay admitted that it was a piece of crap. So, I like this movie for being miles better than its predecessor. 2. I like this movie for what it is: a mindless action movie. I mean, when you walk into this movie if you expect anything more than giant robot fights and hot girls, then obviously you had never even heard of Transformers. So, I expected awesome visuals and I got awesome visuals. I never expected this movie to be anything more, so I don't treat it like anything more. This is my favorite of the trilogy and, Grade: B+

Warrior
Warrior(2011)
½

This movie was incredible. The only reason I wanted to see it was because I loved Tom Hardy as Bane. But in additon to a great performance by Hardy, I got to see an amazing film, too. I loved the way that the story was set up and how it builds to the final fight. And the two main characters are so well-rounded in their development and you fully understand their individual motivations. I didn't know who to root for because when you learn why they are fighting, you want both of them to win. There aren't too many drama films that I absolutely love, but Warrior is an almost perfect masterpiece that keeps you emotionally invested in the story and the two leads. Grade: A

Mission: Impossible III

This is a great summer action flick. I didn't expect much from this, but everything was really entertaining and that's all a good movie needs to be. Grade: B

Live Free or Die Hard

Better late than never. It's exceedingly rare that a sequel which is also a fourth installment to a great trilogy comes out twelve years after the third and is also awesome. But in terms of Die Hard 4, it certainly has earned its place on the shelf next to the others. The story was creative and different from any other previous installment and the action was very entertaining. Grade: B+

Die Hard: With a Vengeance
½

This is the most underrated installment of the Die Hard series. This is the one that got the closest to the awesomeness of the original. Even though the second one was good, in some ways it felt like a rehash of the first. Die Hard 3 breaks the now tradtional set up of a Die Hard film. Instead of another one night adventure in a singular setting, the story involves John McClaine running around New York in the middle of the day. He is also at the mercy of a mysterious villain that forces him to play his sick game of Simon Says. And if all that wasn't enough, McClain for the first time has a partner that tags along with him on the adventure. It's obvious that the makers of the movie were trying to steer away from the traditional set up and it paid off quite well. Grade: A-

Die Hard 2
Die Hard 2(1990)

Even though Die Hard 2 isn't perfect, I have to give it credit for being a worthy sequel to one of the greatest movies ever made. I thought this was very good. The set up is quite similiar to the original: one man in a large setting on one night with at least one douchebag cop to piss off the main caracter as well as the audience. The only problem is that the set up plays out better in the original. The stakes are supposed to be higher in this, but you don't get the same adrenaline pump that you got watching the first. Nonetheless, Die Hard 2 is still a great movie. Grade: B

Die Hard
Die Hard(1988)

This is definitely one of my favorite movies of all time. In addition to having awesome action sequences, Bruce Willis makes the movie hilarious one minute and then heartfelt in the next. Hans Gruber is one of the best villains to ever grace the silver screen and no one but Alan Rickman could have played him. Although I love all the Die Hard movies, the original is on a level that they will never reach. Grade: A+

The Sandlot
The Sandlot(1993)

This is a great movie. I've loved it ever since I was a little kid and I still love it now. Grade: B

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

The conclusion to the epic trilogy is nothing more than perfect. This movie is the most satisfying end to a series that I've ever seen. Everything from the battles to the character development is stepped up from the previous installments. We see the power of the Ring fully corrupt Frodo and the feeling of despair is more apparent than ever. The last forty minutes of this film are so hopeless, it's almost depressing. But, in a single moment, it does a 360 spin and turns into pure joy and victory. It still remains the most amazing cinematic experience that I've ever had in a theater and it is definitely one of my favorite films. Grade: A+

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers
½

The second chapter of the epic tale of Lord of the Rings is just as incredible as the first. In this, we see the story and the characters go into much darker places. I didn't even think that was possible after all that happened in Fellowship, but I was sorely wrong. The fellowship is broken, there are characters scattered all over Middle-earth, and everything just seems hopeless. I loved the way that Peter Jackson conveyed the feeling of despair in each character at some point or another in the film. Grade: A

The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
½

This movie was nothing short of groundbreaking. In additon to being the start of the greatest trilogy I've ever seen, it is an amazing film all by itself, too. It's great because it's only the start of this awesome journey and already half an hour into it, there's chaos and peril and it never stops until the final scene. Peter Jackson kicked off his epic trilogy in the most perfect way and for that, Grade: A

Hugo
Hugo(2011)

I thought this movie was very good. I liked the way they combined the fictional story of Hugo with the real story of the history of film. Everything was very well executed and the performances were all great. As much as I liked The Artist, Hugo should've beaten it for Best Picture. Grade: B+

Footloose
Footloose(2011)

I actually enjoyed this movie and it's not just because Julianne Hough was in it. Well...that was a big part of it, but there were other things too. It was entertaining and it had an enjoyable storyline and some pretty impressive dance moves. Grade: B

Pulp Fiction
Pulp Fiction(1994)

This is one of the greatest movies ever made. I haven't seen all of Quentin Tarantino's films, but I don't think it can get better than this. Everything from the acting to the writing is just perfect. Tarantino is a fantastic writer who has this uncanny ability to write dialogue that fully captures how people talk in real life. When you watch a Tarantino film, it feels 100% real and that all comes from his amazing writing talent and his knack for finding great actors. Again, one of the greatest movies ever made. Grade: A+

Inglourious Basterds

This was the first movie by Quentin Tarantino that I ever saw, and I've been a huge fan ever since. I love the way that he displays graphic violence in a comedic way so that we as the audience actually find ourselves laughing at it. Even the scenes where two people are just talking for long periods of time, (and trust me, there are a lot of them) are still tense because you never know what is going to happen and your heart just racing with anticipation. Tarantino has a great writing ability and he never disappoints. Grade: B+

The Double
The Double(2011)
½

This had the story and the look of a made-for-TV movie. If you ever want to see a pointless movie that is also horrible in every way possible, The Double is definitely for you. Grade: F

The Next Three Days

I enjoyed this movie and I think it's a little underrated. The story is simple and it's very entertaining to watch everything play out. Grade: B-

Lockout
Lockout(2012)

I give credit to Guy Pearce for his performance being the only thing that keeps you even remotely interested in this movie. As for everything else, not so good. Grade: C-

Rocky Balboa
Rocky Balboa(2006)
½

I loved this movie. It is superior to every Rocky installment except the original. This movie pays great homage to the original and has a great story. The fight sequence is the most realistic in the entire series and you actually understand why Rocky has to do this. It's not about the championship title for him anymore, it's a personal fight. He's fighting to prove to himself that he can keep going and he has something worth living for. This is a perfect wrap-up to the Rocky series. Grade: A-

Rocky V
Rocky V(1990)

This is the low point of the Rocky series. Everything from the story to the execution is just second rate. It just didn't feel like a real Rocky movie and I'm not surprised that Stallone wanted a comeback movie after this. Grade: D+

Rocky IV
Rocky IV(1985)
½

This movie was where the Rocky series began its gentle slope downwards. I still enjoyed it, but not as much as the first three. The idea of the Cold War having a major part in a Rocky movie is a strange notion, but it works out alright. In the end, it's not the worst Rocky movie, but not the best, either. Grade: C+

Rocky III
Rocky III(1982)
½

This is my third favorite Rocky movie after the original Rocky and Rocky Balboa. We see Rocky as the heavyweight champoin and he's living the good life. Then comes along Clubber Lang a.k.a. King of Douchebags to challenge Rocky for the title. After Clubber wins, we see Rocky for the first time afraid to go back in the ring. I think this movie did a great job at showing character development for a different side of the character of Rocky Balboa. Another great thing about this movie is the friendship that Rocky and Apollo Creed build as they prepare for Rocky's fight together. I love Rocky and Apollo much better as friends than as enemies. Grade: B+

Rocky II
Rocky II(1979)

This movie was very good. Though the first one is better, this is a worthy sequel. Sylvester Stallone once again kills it as Rocky Balboa and I enjoyed the fact that it wasn't just a complete rehash of the original. Grade: B+

Rocky
Rocky(1976)
½

This is a great classic movie. The story is very simple, but its keeps you emotionally involved in the characters, particularly the character of Rocky. Sylvester Stallone should've won an Oscar for his performance because he was amazing. Grade: A-

Red Dawn
Red Dawn(2012)

Aside from the improbable plot, I enjoyed this movie. It's one of those movies where you need to just turn off your brain and watch the bullets fly for an hour and a half and you'll have a good time. Grade: B

Skyfall
Skyfall(2012)
½

This movie was nearly perfect. The most intense Bond film I've ever seen and probably one of the most intense out of them all. The story is so simple, yet it keeps you involved and on the edge of your seat the whole time. Daniel Craig plays a great James Bond for the third consecutive time and Javier Bardem plays a great villain. This is definitely one of the best films of 2012. Grade: A

The Artist
The Artist(2011)

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. It had an intriguing story and a good cast. Any fan of cinema should at least find this to be interesting. Grade: B

Casino Royale

I've only seen a few Bond movies, and this is definitely the best one. It might change after I see Skyfall, but for now, Grade: A-

Rambo (Rambo IV)

The best of the series. A gory, action packed thrill ride. Grade: B+

Prometheus
Prometheus(2012)

This wasn't the Alien prequel that I thought it was going to be, but I enjoyed it, anyways. The best part of the movie was Michael Fassbender who played his role perfectly. My only gripe is that it wasn't relevant to Alien at all except for the final scene which I thought was awesome. Grade: B-

Abduction
Abduction(2011)

This was bad. Really bad. Not as bad as I thought it was going to be, but still pretty terrible. It's been established that Taylor Lautner is a horrible actor, so it should come as no surprise that he was awful in this role. The story is also a contributing factor to this movie's demise. It's a pointless story that made no sense whatsoever and if you go your whole life without seeing this...it's okay. Grade: F

Limitless
Limitless(2011)
½

This was alright. The intrigue gets less and less intriguing as the movie goes on, but I enjoyed it. Grade: C

Halloween H2O

It took them seven tries, but they finally made a sequel that is almost as good as the original. Grade: B-

Chronicle
Chronicle(2012)
½

This movie had good acting and a good story, but unfortunately it was plagued by the absolute worst special effects I've ever seen. CGI has made dinosaurs come alive since 1993, but in 2012 there are still movies like this that have special effects that look like an iPad app. Grade: C+

Zombieland
Zombieland(2009)
½

Awesome!!!! I love this movie. Woody Harrelson is always great and he was hilarious in this. I love the combiantion of gory violence and comedy and this is one of the movies that does it perfectly. Grade: A

Halloween: Resurrection
½

So dumb. You don't care about the characters because you're just waiting for their inevitable deaths. There are some exciting moments, but the bad outweighs the good. Grade: D-

Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers
½

There needs to be a time for everything to end. When film franchises come out with sequels like this, then that tme has already passed. This was just unexciting and pointless. D-

Halloween 5: The Revenge of Michael Myers

You know, if you can just turn your brain off and lower your expectations, you can watch this and have a good time. Nowhere near as good as the original, but still bearable. Grade: C-

Friday the 13th
½

It's kind of funny that the only Friday the 13th movie that has a fresh rating is the only one without Jason Voorhees as the main antagonist. Other than having a ten second role as a drowning kid and then a two second role as a zombie, he has no role. But, considering that this is supposedly a classic, I wasn't impressed. It wasn't as ridiculous as I thought it would be, but it seems like it was just an attempt to get in on the success of the original Halloween. Grade: C

Halloween
Halloween(1978)

This is one of the gems of the slasher genre. In a pool of such crappy movies as Jason and Leatherface, etc., Halloween is actually really good. And because I thought that it was creepy in 2012, I can't imagine what it must have felt like watching it in 1978. It's very rare that movies in this genre are actually acclaimed by not just horror freaks and regular audiences, but by actual critics as well. Props to them, and Grade: B+

Easy A
Easy A(2010)

Honestly, I didn't expect this movie to be as funny as it was. Emma Stone, while being unbelievably hot is also hilarious in this role. Moment of silence for Emma...totally worth it. All in all, this modern take on the Scarlet Letter is much more entertaining than the source material from which it sprung. Grade: B

Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
½

Oh, George Lucas, why? After waiting for 16 years, fans get Episode 1...Oh how it makes me want to cry. Let's start with the good: Liam Neeson is always awesome, Darth Maul was pretty epic and the lightsaber fight was pretty freakin' cool. Now for the bad: Jar Jar Binks is completely pointless to the story and he was made purely for merchandise. The pod race, otherwise known as How to Make a Video Game off of a Star Wars movie. The race is too freakin' long, and it was created to make video games. Jake Lloyd as young Anakin...no explanation required. All in all, half the scenes and the characters in this movie were unneccasary and it was a terrible start to a B level trilogy. Grade: F

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Great action? Yes. Terrible Acting? Yes. It's funny, after those first two horrible Star Wars movies, Lucas made this and it was pretty good. But then after it's finished he goes and destroys the franchise further with that ridiculous cartoon series. All in all, Grade: B-

Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones

This movie answers the question of, "Can it get worse?" And the answer is YES. When your main protagonist is a terrible actor, that reflects on the movie. When you have a love story between him and Natalie Portman who was somehow also terrible, it reflects even more. And seriously, how did half of the Jedi get killed by droids and a bounty hunter? These guys are supposedly the badasses of universe and half of them are just killed like it wasn't even a challenge. Grade: F

Frankenweenie
½

A little slow to start, but the final act was pretty exciting. Grade: C+

Cujo
Cujo(1983)
½

I'm sure it was really scary when it came out, but not so much by today's standards. It's still a pretty entertaining movie, though. Grade: C+

Argo
Argo(2012)
½

This was a great movie. The cast is full of great actors and when the suspense starts, it never lets up. Grade: A

Back to the Future
½

This is probably the best time travel story ever made because it's incredibly fun to watch as a film. In addition to it being a hilarious movie, there is even a sense of realism that goes with it. For example, the time machine doesn't just start up whenever you want it to because it needs to have plutonium. This is probably the only legitimate time travel centric movie that gives an explanation as to how and why the time machine works and for that, Grade: A

Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure

Such an awesome movie. I don't know how you can't like it. Grade: B

Stardust
Stardust(2007)
½

I was one of the many people who thought that this movie looked incredibly stupid, but I was shocked as to how much I enjoyed it. Grade: B-

Alice in Wonderland
½

I've never been a huge fan of Tim Burton, and this movie did nothing but make me even less of a fan. Grade: D

Appaloosa
Appaloosa(2008)
½

Absolutely no music, bare minimum amount of dialogue needed for a talking movie, crappy pacing, I felt like I was dying while I was watching this. Grade: D-

Unstoppable
Unstoppable(2010)

I didn't think I would like this movie, but I was kind of blown away by how entertaining it turned out to be. Grade: B+

Along Came a Spider

This was really good. Morgan Freeman is Alex Cross. I don't know how Tyler Perry will be able to match up to him. Grade: B

Snakes on a Plane

I think Samuel L. Jackson was high when he agreed to this movie. This could've been a cool movie, but everything from the acting to the CGI was total crap. Wouldn't you figure that with snakes being in the title of this movie, they should've tried to make them look real? It would've been better as a direct-to-dvd release, but unfortunately it had a big actor in it so it went to theaters. Grade: F

WarGames (War Games)
½

Extremely corny, but also entertaining. Grade: C

Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back

In addition to Empire being the best Star Wars movie ever made, Empire is also just one of the best movies ever made, period. Grade: A+

Moneyball
Moneyball(2011)
½

I think I zoned out about four times during this movie. Grade: D

Taken 2
Taken 2(2012)
½

Highly underrated. This movie wasn't great, but it deserves more than a 17% approval rating. If you like the first one, most likely you'll enjoy this. I thought it was pretty good. Grade: C+

The Expendables 2

This movie was awesome! It had lots of amazing action, hilariously cheesy dialogue and the last 25 min. were the greatest of my life. Grade: B+

Friends With Benefits

The weirdest thing about this movie is that it was pretty good. Grade: B-

The Muppets
The Muppets(2011)

I was never really into the Muppets, but this movie was surprisingly entertaining. Grade: B-

Iron Man
Iron Man(2008)

The best pre-Avenger flick, and a movie that shows a great origin story of one of the coolest heroes out there. I thought it was great that they took what is considered to be a B character in the comics and they made him into the what is probably the most popular marvel character. Grade: A-

The Spiderwick Chronicles

Complete crap. There was never a single second where I was evenly vaguely entertained. Grade: F

Wanted
Wanted(2008)

Probably the weirdest movie I've ever seen that I actually liked. It looked like complete crap, but it turned to be surprisingly good. Grade: B-

End of Watch
End of Watch(2012)
½

This is the best cop movie I've ever seen. It seemed completely real and everyone was perfect in their roles. For their roles in this movie, Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Pena should get nomiated for Oscars. Grade: A

The Haunted Mansion
½

Pretty terrible. The only ride that was ever successful as a film was Pirates of the Caribbean. And I doubt it will ever change. Grade: D-

The Passion of the Christ
½

Probably the only version of the universally known story that doesn't sugarcoat the events as they happened. The Bible says that Jesus went through a horrific ordeal before dying on the cross, and this movie displays it in most accurate way that it could be displayed. And what's even more horrific is that Biblical scholars have speculated that the real events were definitely even more gory than what the movie showed. All in all, Grade: A

Marvel's The Avengers

The best movie that Marvel has ever made. I loved the way each character was completely relevant to the story. You got the Captain giving them all orders which is what his character is made to do because he's a soldier. Thor is using that Hammer to no end, Iron Man is flying around blasting aliens. Even the Hulk was relevant. I was afraid that because the Hulk film franchise hasn't done as well, that they wouldn't use him very much but he is freakin' awesome in this movie. Scarlett is there to look at, which is always her only purpose and she does it well. Hawkeye is like if Legolas and Katniss Everdeen had a baby that combines both of their awesomeness. Joss Whedon is my hero and this movie is definitely the start of something even greater. Grade: A+

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

It wasn't a very exciting movie, but for a Western that wasn't even made in America, it was pretty good. And that one song that they play throughout the whole thing is definitely a classic. Grade: B-

The Hangover
The Hangover(2009)

Probably the most overrated comedy of all time...and it's not that great. I mean, it was funny, but I've seen way funnier movies that were a lot less overrated. Grade: C-

The Hangover Part II
½

If you have a choice between watching this movie or...anything else in the universe, I would recommed choice number 2. Your eyes will be eternally grateful. Grade: D-

Shrek the Third

Really disappointing. Grade: D

Death Wish V: The Face of Death

Absolutely terrible. The series should've ended after the third installment. Both the fourth and fifth movies were just awful. Grade: F

Death Wish 4: The Crackdown

Not good. The story was bland and it didn't feel like a real Death Wish movie. There was no real motivation behind this guy's actions and I really didn't care whether the bad guy lived or died. Grade: D

Death Wish 3
Death Wish 3(1985)

I enjoyed this movie. It was way over the top, but also very adrenaline pumping and also very satisfying. Grade: B-

Death Wish II

I actually liked this one more than the first. He actually goes after the bad guys instead of just finding random people to kill and it has a satisfying ending. Grade: B-

Death Wish
Death Wish(1974)
½

This was pretty good. It's not very satisfying because he never gets revenge, but it's still enjoyable. Grade: C+

Avatar
Avatar(2009)

The highest grossing movie of all time...hmm...WHAT? How on earth could this overrated movie be number one? Well I'll start with the pros: it looked good. That's it. Yep, the visual effects were great but the story was ripped off of Dances With Wolves. Sam Worthington was crap as usual. Grade: D-

Trouble with the Curve

This was pretty good. Eastwood plays his role perfectly and Amy Adams was good, too. The romantic scenes were corny, but everything else was great. Grade: B-

Conviction
Conviction(2010)

This was very good. Sam Rockwell and Hilary Swank were flawless. Grade: B+

Epic Movie
Epic Movie(2007)

Awful. Not worthy of any grade.

Cats & Dogs
Cats & Dogs(2001)

It's okay, but not as good as it was when I first saw it. Grade: D

Garfield: A Tail of Two Kitties

This movie makes the original seem like a classic. Grade: F

Garfield - The Movie

Not good. I would just read the comic strip. Grade: D

See Spot Run
See Spot Run(2001)
½

This came when I was a kid, and I loved it. When I watch it now, not as much. It's still alright, but not the movie I remember it being. Grade: C+

Joy Ride
Joy Ride(2001)

I'm not sure if this qualifies as a horror or a thriller or both, but Joy Ride is awesome. Everything from the funny older brother to the pyscho truck driver, the whole thing is perfect. Grade: B+

Flight of the Navigator

It had a really cool premise, but everything from the acting to the story execution was so unbelievably cheesy that it was hard to watch the whole thing. Grade: D+

The Last Mimzy

How could anyone on the face of the earth actually walk out of this movie and say, "Wow, that was great" or even "Hmm, that was okay." No! This was so bad, I swear my eyes started bleeding. As soon as the editing on the film was done, it should've been burned. Grade: F-

The Outsiders
½

The book was probably one of the only books that I had to read for school that I actually loved and the movie wasnt that great. It was alright, but not up to the same level as its literary counterpart. Grade: C

Stand by Me
Stand by Me(1986)

Great movie. I love the teenage Jack Bauer. Grade: B

The Great Gatsby

So terrible. I couldn't stand the book but the movie was absolutely horrible. It is no wonder that it was a TV movie because it wasn't good enough to even be direct to DVD (or VHS when it came out). It makes the book seem like you've just read The Lord of the Rings and then you watched Percy Jackson. Everything about it was complete and utter CRAP. Grade: F

Of Mice and Men

The book was alright, but the movie was actually pretty good. John Malkovich was clearly the best and he steals every scene he's in. Grade: B

The Crucible
The Crucible(1996)

I wanted to die halfway through this movie. Just skip it and watch grass die instead. You'll be more entertained. Grade: F

Edward Scissorhands
½

The story wasn't good at all, but Johnny Depp's look and performance have made this an iconic character and for that, it deserves props. Grade: C

Super Size Me

Kind of scary to actually see fast food slowly killing someone. Grade: B+

Inspector Gadget 2

Bad, just...bad. Grade: F-

Inspector Gadget

Not very good, but there have been worse movies. Grade: C-

The Simpsons Movie

I thought it would be funnier. Grade: D+

Family Guy Presents: Something Something Something Dark Side
½

Even funnier than the first. I guess it makes sense that because my favorite Star Wars movie is Empire Strikes Back that this is also my favorite. Grade: A-

The Devil Wears Prada
½

I feel so weird saying that I actually thought that this movie was alright. Meryl Streep is the heart and soul of the film and without her, it would be nothing. Grade: C+

Small Soldiers
½

Not good. Leave the toys to Toy Story. Grade: D-

Family Guy Presents: It's a Trap
½

Kind of disappointing considering that the first two were hilarious. It definitely had its funny moments, but they weren't enough to keep it going. I heard that Seth MacFarlene didn't even want to do this, so maybe he had the right idea. Grade: C+

Family Guy - Blue Harvest

Hilarious. Seth MacFarlene pays homage to Star Wars while adding his own flavor to it. Grade: B

Transformers
Transformers(2007)

I had absolutely no interest in seeing this movie so I was pretty much dragged to the theater. The biggest surprise was that I loved this movie! The CGI on the robots were flawlessly done, the battles were intense and exciting and Shia LaBeouf wasn't that bad either. Grade: B

Panic Room
Panic Room(2002)

This was pretty intense. Jodie Foster was great and Kristen Stewart was...well, Kristen Stewart. Grade: B-

Failure to Launch
½

Not bad. I liked the concept of it and it was pretty funny. Zooey Deschanel definitely gives the funniest performance. Grade: C+

The Break-Up
The Break-Up(2006)
½

This was okay, but the funniest parts were the ones that everybody already saw on the preview. Grade: C

Yes Man
Yes Man(2008)
½

Kind of stupid. Grade: C+

Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Jim Carrey is the one and only highlight in this movie. Every scene without him is a reminder of how terrible this movie is. Grade: D+

Dr. Seuss' The Cat in the Hat
½

I liked this as a kid, but now I realize how bad this really is. It's not utterly horrible, but it's not good, either. The jokes are unfunny and everything seems so jumbled together and it doesn't play out well. Grade: D-

The Jewel of the Nile

Not good. It's disappointing because the first one was great, but this is just terrible. Once again, Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito were the highlights, but they weren't enough to save this film. Grade: D

Romancing the Stone

This movie was kind of like a modern day Indiana Jones and it's done very well. Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito steal every scene.. Grade: B-

Shooter
Shooter(2007)
½

This was pretty good. The story wasn't well developed and it seemed like it was moving too fast, but I enjoyed the action. Grade: C+

The Ring
The Ring(2002)
½

This movie wasn't bad. I liked that it was one of those rare horror movies that focuses more on being scary than just shoving disgusting gore into all our faces. The story was good, the acting was alright, but I liked Scary Movie 3 better. Grade: C+

Brothers
Brothers(2009)
½

Not a great film, but it definitely deserves props for the acting. All three of the main characters were played flawlessly and if it weren't for a solid cast, I think that this movie might have been a failure. Grade: C+

Ted
Ted(2012)
½

Great movie. Seth MacFarlene has created yet another character destined to be iconic in pop culture for years to come. And Ted is definitely a guy I'd wanna hang out with. Grade: A-

Jumper
Jumper(2008)
½

Cool concept, terrible execution. I knew it was going to be terrible because Hayden Christensen and acting go about as well together as peanut butter and sardines. Sam Jackson was the only real actor in this movie, and it shows. Grade: D

Source Code
Source Code(2011)
½

Not great, but still okay. There could have been a couple less of those re-do scenes to move the story along, but overall, okay. Grade: C

Pink Panther 2
½

This was a waste of potential. The casting was great, but everything else was awful. Grade: D

The Book of Eli
½

Not great, but very interesting. It brings to light that when the chips are down and it's life or death, a lot of people turn to religion. In a world like this, someone with a Bible could say anything and people would believe them. I liked the way that they set that up and the way it played out. It was kind of slow at some parts, but overall, not bad. Grade: C+

Knowing
Knowing(2009)
½

This was so bad and it's a shame because it had a really cool premise. Its biggest problem was that it took the simple idea and turned it into this really ridiculous and confusing story that left everybody looking at each other in amazement that they spent money on this garbage. Grade: F

Three Amigos!

This is a great movie. The three stars are hilarious as well as the ridiculous story. Grade: B

The Pink Panther

It wasn't good, but it wasn't bad, either. Grade: C-

Tropic Thunder
½

This was very funny, but it had a lot of weak moments. Robert Downey Jr. was great and Tom Cruise was even funny. Grade: C+

The Lion King

Great movie. The voices of James Earl Jones and Jeremy Irons were made for this film. Grade: B

Space Jam
Space Jam(1996)
½

I grew up with this movie and I still love it. Grade: C+

Looney Tunes: Back in Action

This movie made me wish that the Looney Tunes would never have come back at all. Grade: F

Journey to the Center of the Earth
½

Not a good movie, but nothing Brendan Frasier does is good so I'm not surprised. Grade: D+

Tarzan
Tarzan(1999)

This was a really good movie when I was a kid. It's still good now, though it's not as magical. The way it looks is great and the action scenes are pretty awesome. Grade: B

Night at the Museum 2: Battle of the Smithsonian

This was much better than the original. I never lost interest in where the story was going, and the Jonah Hill cameo was hilarious. Grade: B-

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The series just keeps getting worse and worse. Grade: F

The Mummy Returns
½

Just as bad as the original. Grade: D-

The Mummy
The Mummy(1999)
½

Brendan Frasier is just a terrible actor and the ridiculous story didn't help the situation. Grade: D-

World Trade Center
½

This was a pretty good movie, but for me, it was just too slow. Grade: C

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps
½

This was alright, but to be honest, the preview was better than the actual film. Grade: C-

Freaky Friday

This was better than I expected it would be. Lindsey Lohan wasn't much of a stand out but Jamie Lee Curtis was hilarious playing a teenager. Grade: B-

Muppet Treasure Island

I didn't really like this movie all that much. The one stand out was, of course, Tim Curry. He always does an excellent job in whatever he's doing. But the movie itself, so-so. Grade: D+

Mickey's Christmas Carol

Probably the best rendition of the Charles Dickens story. Grade: B

Alvin and the Chipmunks

How this was ever put into theaters is an enigma. How it spawned two sequels is mind boggling. Grade: D

Captain America: The First Avenger
½

This was a very good movie. The Captain is my favorite Avenger, so naturally I had high expectations for this film. Did it surpass them? No. But I still loved it. It is my second favorite pre-Avengers flick next to the original Iron Man. Grade: A-

Lady and the Tramp II: Scamp's Adventure
½

Awful. When you make a sequel to a Disney classic and its straight to DVD, you can count on it to be not even in the same league as the original. Grade: D-

Steamboat Willie
½

The first Mickey Mouse movie is still entertaining 84 years after its release. This is where it all began. Grade: A-

Lady and the Tramp

Not the best Disney movie, but it's definitely worth its title as a classic. Grade: B

Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs
½

This was alright, but not memorable. The humor is good, but the story wasn't very well thought out. Grade: C

Red Dawn
Red Dawn(1984)
½

Kind of scary, but it must have been really frightening back during the Cold War. All in all, a pretty good movie. Grade: C+

Red Eye
Red Eye(2005)

This was a very good thriller. It kept my interest the whole time and I would recommend it. Grade: B

Public Enemies
½

I was bored to tears while watching this movie. I've never watched a movie so uninteresting that I checked my phone at least once every ten minutesto see how much time was left, that is, until I watched this. It's not worth the time. Grade: D

J. Edgar
J. Edgar(2011)

This movie was nothing special, but Leo DiCaprio gave an awesome performance. Grade: D+

A Christmas Story

One of the biggest classics of the Christmas genre, A Christmas Story is a fantastic movie. Grade: B+

The Shaggy Dog

So bad. So unbelievably bad. Grade: F

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause
½

The Santa Clause 2 already killed the original, so it seems as though the Santa Clause 3 is out to murder the careers of its two leads...and it succeeds. How could Tim Allen and Martin Short have actually said yes to this worthless piece of crap? If Short was looking to revitalize his career, then he made probably the worst decision of his life. And now that the terrible actor who played Charlie is no longer a central part in the film, the little red-haired girl who can't act to save her life now takes over that role. Please, for the love of God, stop making these movies!!! Grade: F-

The Santa Clause 2
½

The Santa Clause 2, a.k.a. the brutal murder of a great original. This movie takes the Santa legend to a whole new level of stupid. Tim Allen is always good, but the story and the other cast members surrounding him make us all wish that this was never even conceived. And the kid who plays Charlie apparently got worse at acting as he got older. Maybe he's related to Taylor Lautner. Grade: D

The Santa Clause

This is a great Christmas movie that is perfect by itself. Tim Allen is hilarious and if you've never seen it...wow. Grade: B+

Deck the Halls
½

This was really, really, really stupid. The whole point is a guy who wants his house to be seen from space and another guy getting pissed off by that and trying to stop the other guy. How did this movie ever get green-lighted? The whole thing is completely pointless. It had one laugh scene that lasted five seconds and the rest was garbage. Grade: D-

Ferris Bueller's Day Off

How can you not like this movie? No explanation required, Grade: B+

The Good Son
The Good Son(1993)
½

Freakin' creepy. Macaulay Culkin was pretty scary as a child psycho. The movie was very unsettling but also very well done. Grade: C+

Planet of the Apes

Great movie. No one ever told me about the ending, so when I first saw it, I was blown away. It's a lot more chilling to see the Statue of Liberty in ruins than to see a chimpanzee version of the Abe Lincoln monument like in the ridiculous remake of this movie. This is definitely a classic that should never have been remade. Grade: B+

Planet of the Apes
½

I didn't like this movie at all. Don't bother seeing it, just rent the original. Grade: D

AVP - Alien Vs. Predator

This was so stupid that it shouldn't have ever even been thought of. It's a miracle that these franchises didn't die with this movie and its equally awful sequel. Grade: D-

Couples Retreat

Not bad, but it did have its moments of boredom. Grade: D+

Daredevil
Daredevil(2003)

So bad it hurts. This movie and Elektra are definitely tied for the worst Marvel movie ever made. Grade: F-

Gone Fishin'
Gone Fishin'(1997)
½

This movie deserves much better than a 4% because it was great. It wasn't anything special, but it was hilarious. Grade: C+

Young Guns
Young Guns(1988)

This is a great western movie. Emilio Estevez and Charlie Sheen are great and of course so is Kiefer Sutherland. Grade: B

Elektra
Elektra(2005)
½

Pretty terrible. Not even Jennifer Garner can save this movie. Grade: D

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer

Only slightly more excting than the first one. They completely butchered Galactus, though. Grade: C-

Fantastic Four

Awful. Just...awful. If any Marvel movie needed a reboot, it's this one. Grade: D

The Kid
The Kid(2000)
½

This was alright, but honestly, I like it a lot less now than when I was a kid. Grade: C

The Whole Nine Yards

Bruce Willis and Matthew Perry are great as a comedy team. The whole movie was really great. Grade: B-

Open Season
Open Season(2006)

I wasn't impressed with how this movie turned out and apparently none of the cast were either, considering that none of them reprised their roles for the sequels. The movie started out okay, but about half way through, I got really bored and wanted to get up and leave. Grade: D+

Killers
Killers(2010)

It has its moments, but overall, this movie just isn't worth the time. Grade: D

Cheaper by the Dozen 2

I don't know why Steve Martin agreed to this movie. He must have known that he was the only reason that it was made. And unfortunately, he's not enough to save this movie. The title explains it all: Cheap. Grade: D-

Cheaper by the Dozen

Steve Martin is always funny, but the movie itself is not. Grade: C-

Night at the Museum
½

I liked this movie for the first hour or so, but once the whole battle for the tablet against Dick Van Dyke started, I lost interest. Grade: C

Spaceballs
Spaceballs(1987)
½

No Star Wars parody will ever come close to Spaceballs. Well, maybe Family Guy, but this is better. Mel Brooks is one of the greatest comedic writers I've ever seen and this movie is a true testament of that. Grade: A-

Galaxy Quest
Galaxy Quest(1999)

This movie is great. If Star Trek had this cast, I'd watch it all the time. Tim Allen is hilarious and Alan Rickman was awesome. I also loved Rainn Wilson as one of the aliens. That was perfect casting and a perfect story. Grade: B

Shallow Hal
Shallow Hal(2001)
½

This was pretty funny. Jack Black was great and Gwenyth Paltrow was so ugly! I never thought I'd ever say that! Grade: C+

School of Rock

One of Jack Black's funniest movies. He is perfect for the role of the loser rock n roll junkie. The music is also surprisingly catchy. Grade: B

The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl in 3-D

So Taylor Lautner was terrible as a kid actor, too. But, that's just one of the many things to complain about with this low-budget trash. Robert Rodriguez is a terrible writer and director who took the Spy Kids movies and destroyed them and also introduced us to this new waste of money called Shark Boy and Lava Girl. This wouldn't have even worked as a Disney Channel movie. Grade: F-

Spy Kids 3-D - Game Over
½

A total waste of time and money. Grade: D-

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams
½

Better than the first and it's still pretty interesting. Grade: C+

Spy Kids
Spy Kids(2001)

I liked it when I was a kid, but not now. Grade: C-

Eragon
Eragon(2006)

This was one of the worst fantasy movies I've ever seen. It's basically the story of the original Star Wars, but instead of Jedi, they call themselves 'Dragon Riders'.But, Star Wars was actually really good, unlike this garbage. I lost interest in the book after the prologue and I lost interest in the movie after ten minutes of watching it. The bright spot was Jeremy Irons, but of course, he dies and then the movie is crap once again. Grade: F

The Twilight Saga: New Moon

It just got worse. The studio that made this entire saga of crap must really need the money from the hardcore fans consisting of teenage girls and forty year old women. Grade: F

Twilight
Twilight(2008)
½

Wow, I never thought that a movie could be this bad. Grade: F

The 'Burbs
The 'Burbs(1989)

One of the funniest movies that Tom Hanks has ever been in. Grade: B+

The Goonies
The Goonies(1985)

This is a true classic. If you haven't seen it, then I'm wondering what cave you've been living in. Grade: B

Super 8
Super 8(2011)
½

I don't agree with hype surrounding this movie and I think it's been overrated, but it was still a good time up until the last ten minutes when it became utterly stupid. Grade: C+

War of the Worlds
½

I liked some parts of this movie, but then other parts were just too ridiculous. But, the good parts slightly outweighed the bad, so Grade: C

The Day After Tomorrow

I wish that global warming would have killed me before I saw this garbage. Grade: F

Scary Movie 4
½

Not as good as Scary Movie 3, but still funny. Grade: C

Scary Movie 3

This is definitely the best of the Scary Movie series. Grade: B-

Hot Shots! Part Deux
½

Not as good as the original, but it does poke fun at the absurdity of Rambo 2 perfectly. Grade: C+

Hot Shots!
Hot Shots!(1991)

I actually like this movie better than Top Gun. In the case of Tom Cruise vs. Charlie Sheen, Charlie Sheen is "Winning!". Grade: B+

Hot Fuzz
Hot Fuzz(2007)

This was a very funny and very dark movie. The blend of humor and darkness made it amazing. Grade: B

Juno
Juno(2007)

I didn't enjoy this movie very much at all. It has a weird premise and a kind of depressing tone. Definitely not something I would ever watch again...ever. Grade: D

Miracle
Miracle(2004)

One of the few Disney sports movies that I actually enjoyed. Grade: B

Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
½

This was a good movie. When it came out it must have been amazing, but for me it was just good. Grade: C+

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

This is one of Tim Burton's only good movies. Johnny Depp was great as usual and the film itself was very good. Grade: B

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

This was so unbelievably terrible that I wanted to cry for every G.I. Joe fan out there. There was never a single moment in this film where I was even remotely interested in what was going on and I don't think the actors even cared. How a sequel to this disgrace to filmmaking was ever green lighted, I don't know. Grade: F-

National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
½

I don't know why this got such bad reviews because it was hilarious. Grade: C+

Father of the Bride: Part II

This was very funny and more exciting than the first. Grade: B+

Father of the Bride

This is a true Steve Martin classic. He brings hilarious relief to the somewhat depressing reality of how much it costs to have a wedding. Grade: B+

The Cable Guy

Jim Carrey does a very good job playing the creepy cable guy. Grade: B

The Client
The Client(1994)
½

This was a very good movie. I don't know how that kid steals the show from great actors like Tommy Lee Jones and Susan Sarandon, but he does it very well. Grade: A-

U.S. Marshals
½

Not as good as the Fugitive, but it's still a good sequel. Grade: C+

The Fugitive
The Fugitive(1993)

This was a great thriller. One of Harrison Ford's most intense perfromances. Grade: B

Darkness Falls

This movie really scared me when it came out, but when I watch it now I realize that it's just a really stupid movie. Grade: D

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events
½

This was very good. I don't like it as much as I did when it first came out, but it's still a good time. Grade: C+

Quantum of Solace

This was alright. The action delivered, but the story wasn't as compelling. Grade: B-

Disturbia
Disturbia(2007)
½

Pretty good. The story was entertaining and suspenseful without the horrible acting seen in most of these kinds of films. Grade: C+

Land of the Lost

I can't believe I actually paid money for this. I regret it frequently. Grade: D-

The Quick and the Dead

I don't like a whole lot of older westerns, but this is definitely a must-see for anyone with a passing interest in the genre. Grade: B-

Cloverfield
Cloverfield(2008)

I liked the first half of the movie, but I hated the rest. Grade: C-

Apollo 18
Apollo 18(2011)

I don't understand why people don't like this movie. It definitely has suspense, and some parts really scared the crap out of me. Some people said that since they were on the moon that it wasn't interesting as a horror setting, but who is going to help you when you're alone on a giant rock in space and you're getting attacked by creepy little alien monsters? Grade: B

127 Hours
127 Hours(2010)
½

This was a great movie and it is James Franco's best performance by far. Some of the things he does to stay alive make you cringe, especially that one gory scene that you've heard of even if you haven't seen it. All in all, Grade: A

Cast Away
Cast Away(2000)

This was a great movie. Tom Hanks delivered an amazing performance and so did Wilson. Grade: B+

The A-Team
The A-Team(2010)
½

Not bad, but not good, either. The action sequences are entertaining, but the story isn't very thrilling. Sharlto Copley steals the show as Murdock. Grade: C+

Braveheart
Braveheart(1995)

This was an excellent movie. Very bloody, but it also had a very good story. Grade: B

Robin Hood
Robin Hood(2010)
½

This was a pretty interesting movie. It did have a few long slow parts, but overall it was very enjoyable. Grade: C+

Jack
Jack(1996)

It's not the best story in the world, but Robin Williams is hilarious as a ten year old boy trapped in a man's body.

Paul Blart: Mall Cop

This is a hilarious guilty-pleasure movie and it'll be remembered as a cult classic. Grade: B-

Inception
Inception(2010)

Very well written and executed, but it's not a movie that I can just pop in the blu-ray player every few weeks. Grade: B

Uncle Buck
Uncle Buck(1989)

One of Candy's best performances. Grade: B

Happy Feet
Happy Feet(2006)

Very boring and pointless. If you like annoying singing penguins and an equally annoying constant feet tapping sound for a seemingly endless hour and 48 min., this garbage will have you entertained for sure. Grade: D

Surf's Up
Surf's Up(2007)

It's kinda like Happy Feet...except way better! This was a hilarious movie. It jut goes to show that penguins sufring is way more interesting than penguins dancing. Grade: B

Safe House
Safe House(2012)
½

This was okay. I expected it to be much worse than what it turned out to be, but it was still not great. It's worth watching at least once. Grade: C+

Wrath of the Titans
½

You know, I was really surprised by the fact that this movie wasn't horrible like the last one. I think that 26% is unfair for this site because it really was an improvement over that last piece of garbage. Grade: C+

Old Dogs
Old Dogs(2009)

Not great, but for a live-action Disney comedy, they've done much worse than this. Grade: B-

RV
RV(2006)
½

I don't think it's as bad as people say it is. Robin Williams is always funny and I was entertained when I saw it. Grade: B-

Sky High
Sky High(2005)

Painful to watch, this "film" is an example of Hollywood pissing away a lot of money. Grade: F

The Green Hornet

Unbelievably idiotic. Grade: F+

Poseidon
Poseidon(2006)
½

Not a complicated story, but still fun to watch. It definitely has flaws, but I don't think it's a bad movie. Grade: C+

Green Lantern

Horrible. It's hard to believe that the same studio that made THE DARK KNIGHT actually made this piece of crap and then let it go to theaters. Grade: D-

The Sorcerer's Apprentice

You know, it wasn't that bad. Even Nicolas Cage didn't bother me. He wasn't good, but he wasn't annoying like he usually is nowadays. Alfred Molina was awesome, as usual. Grade: B-

Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time

Pretty terrible. Disney can try, but they'll never be able to make anything that is equal or better than Pirates of the Caribbean. Grade: D

The Princess Bride

The title strikes no interest in anybody, but once you watch it, you're glad you did. This is a great movie with hilarious comedy and memorable characters. Grade: B+

TMNT
TMNT(2007)

This was the first good Turtles movie since the 1990 original. It wasn't good as a stand alone movie, but compared to Turtles 2 and 3, it was Oscar worthy. I liked the serious tone and cool action sequences, but the original is much better due to its story, and the Shredder. Grade: B

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III

Not good at all. They should've stopped after the original. Grade: D

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie

Come on, you know you loved it. Grade: B

Clue
Clue(1985)

This movie was great. The whole cast has their individual funny moments and funny moments as a whole as well. Grade: B+

I, Robot
I, Robot(2004)

A very interesting and kind of scary interpretation of the rise of modern technology. Grade: B+

I Am Legend
I Am Legend(2007)

One of Will Smith's best performances. He's the only human on screen for well over half the movie and he does great under the pressure of carrying the film. Grade: B+

Hitch
Hitch(2005)

A very funny romantic comedy. Grade: B

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
½

A true sci-fi classic. Grade: A-

Little Fockers

It just keeps getting worse. Grade: C-

Meet the Fockers

Weird...and unnecesary. Grade:C-

Meet the Parents

Great movie and the only funny part of the trilogy. Grade: B+

Beetlejuice
Beetlejuice(1988)

It's Michael Keaton's funniest role and it's a very funny movie, too. Grade: B

Duplex
Duplex(2003)

I loved this movie. The constant planning and failure of murder plots on the old woman is incredibly funny. Grade: B

United 93
United 93(2006)

I've watched movies where I've almost cried, but this is the only one where I came out of the theater bawling. It's terrifyingly real, and it's extremely powerful. Grade: A+

Legion
Legion(2010)

Worthless crap. Grade: F-

Get Smart
Get Smart(2008)

It's hard to resist laughing at Carell's flawless performance. Grade: B

For Richer or Poorer

Freakin' hilarious! The only thing I didn't like was the last 45 min. Grade: B

Wild Hogs
Wild Hogs(2007)
½

I liked this the first time I saw it, but it gets less funny with each re-visit. Grade: C

The Benchwarmers

This movie was great. All three of those guys complemented each other in their comedy. Grade: B-

24: Redemption

Very interesting TV movie. It's not as good as the show, but that's understandable because the show is perfect. All in all, very enjoyable, again, for a TV movie. Grade: B

City Slickers 2 - The Legend of Curly's Gold
½

Not as good as the first, but it's still funny. Grade: B-

Ace Ventura: Pet Detective

A classic Jim Carrey comedy. Grade: B

Ace Ventura - When Nature Calls

Just as funny as the first. Grade: B

The Sixth Sense
½

This was ok, but it might as well be Titanic compared to anything else M. Night Shayamalan has ever directed. Grade: C+

Secondhand Lions

This was a thoroughly enjoyable comedy/drama. Michael Caine and Robert Duvall steal the show from the main character Haley Joel Osment. Grade: B+

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation
½

One of the funniest Christmas movies ever made. Grade: A-

Home Alone 3
Home Alone 3(1997)

A pointless movie. The only reason that it didn't ruin the first two is because thankfully this movie was quickly forgotten after its release. Grade: F-

Home Alone 2: Lost in New York
½

One of those few instances where the sequel is better than the original. The traps are bigger, more painful and funnier than the first.

Home Alone
Home Alone(1990)

A classic Christmas movie. Usually physical humor bores me to tears, but in this film I died laughing. Grade: B+

Battle: Los Angeles

I thought that the special effects were great, the story was almost ok, the acting was so-so but overall, an alright action movie. Grade: B-

Madagascar
Madagascar(2005)

Very funny and well casted. Grade: B-

Shark Tale
Shark Tale(2004)
½

Not good...at all. Grade: D-

Zathura
Zathura(2005)

Incredibly stupid. Grade: C-

Jumanji
Jumanji(1995)

Pretty good movie. Robin Williams is always good. Grade: B-

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3)
½

Better than the first, but still a pointless sequel. Grade: C

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown

This was a really stupid movie. Grade: D

Ice Age
Ice Age(2002)
½

I like this movie when I was a kid, but no so much anymore. Grade: C+

Over the Hedge
½

Hilarious movie. A kids movie that I'll still love when I'm much older. Grade: A-

Bee Movie
Bee Movie(2007)

Older people might think that this is funny, but the intended audience, kids, probably won't get the lame jokes and stupid plot. Grade: C

Monsters vs. Aliens

I love the vocal talent in this movie and I thought that the movie itself was hilarious. Grade: B+

Jimmy Neutron - Boy Genius

Awesome movie. I never thought that the TV show quite lived up to it, though. Grade: B

The Spongebob Squarepants Movie
½

Great movie. Any Spongebob fan will be entertained. Grade: A-

Date Night
Date Night(2010)

This was a hilarious movie. Steve Carell and Tina Fey are the perfect couple to portray these characters. Grade: B

Battleship
Battleship(2012)

This movie was interesting. Some good action, terrible acting from every single person except Liam Neeson who had about five minutes of sreentime and some stupid looking aliens. Grade: C-

Superman Returns

I thought that this was a pretty good continuation of the Superman series. It was like The Dark Knight compared to that horrible Superman 4 in 1987. Grade: B

Batman: The Movie

It's so unbelievably corny and at times stupid, but I would pick this movie over Batman Forever or Batman & Robin any day. Grade: B

Hancock
Hancock(2008)

I liked the first half hour, but the rest was disappointing. Grade: C

Superman
Superman(1978)

Not great but I have to give it credit as the start of the modern superhero movie genre. Grade: B-

True Grit
True Grit(2010)
½

Pretty good, but kind of boring. Grade: C+

An American Carol

This movie does a great job of making fun of that idiot Michael Moore. Grade: B-

The Nightmare Before Christmas

A classic Tim Burton movie. Probably the only good stop motion movie that he's done that I like. Grade: B-

Antz
Antz(1998)

A cheap rip-off of A Bug's Life. Grade: D

Shrek Forever After

A ridiculous waste of time and money. Grade: D

Shrek 2
Shrek 2(2004)

Really funny and definitely where the series should've ended. Grade: B

Shrek
Shrek(2001)

The best of the franchise. Grade: B

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

Will Ferrell is extremely funny in this movie. Grade: B

Domestic Disturbance

This was a pretty good movie. If I saw it at the store for a cheap price, I'd probably buy it. Grade: B-

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End

It was alright, but not great. Grade: B-

Throw Momma from the Train

Hilarious movie with two hilarious actors. Grade: B+

Fun With Dick and Jane

I thought that this movie was hilarious. Grade: B

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

We were all so excited to see the next chapter of the epic Transformers saga and we got total and utter crap. Seriously, crap CGI, crap story, and crap acting. After the success of the original, I'm guessing Michael Bay got lazy with this one because he knew people would see it. Well everybody saw it, but no one liked it. Grade: D-

Holes
Holes(2003)

Good movie. Grade: B

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader

Not the worst of the Narnia movies, but still disappointing, which is a shame because this was my favorite of the Narnia books. Grade: B-

Dolphin Tale
Dolphin Tale(2011)

I had a choice of seeing Dreamhouse, What's Your Number?, or Dolphin Tale and I think I made the right choice because this actually wasn't bad. Yeah, the kid actors weren't that great, but the story actually kept me intrigued and that was the biggest shocker. Grade: B

Psycho
Psycho(1960)

The best Hitchcock movie ever made. Grade: B

National Treasure: Book of Secrets
½

This installment is too similar to the first to be good, although the story was only vaguely more interesting. Grade: C

National Treasure

I'm not a big fan of Nicolas Cage, or this movie. Grade: C

Evan Almighty

I really wanted to like this movie because I love Steve Carrell, but it just fell short. Grade: C

Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd

A complete waste of money. I'm amazed it wasn't direct to DVD. Grade: F

The Mask
The Mask(1994)

One of Jim Carrey's funniest performances. Grade: B

Bruce Almighty

Jim Carrey is great in this imaginative comedy. Grade: B

Face/Off
Face/Off(1997)

This was a thoroughly entertaining movie. Travolta plays Cage's personality perfectly and even Nicolas Cage was good in this movie. Grade: B

Napoleon Dynamite

How could such a cheaply made comedy make me laugh so hard? All I can say is, Grade: B

Liar Liar
Liar Liar(1997)
½

This is definitely one of Jim Carrey's funniest movies. Grade: A-

The Bourne Legacy

I thought that this was a really good addition to the Bourne franchise. It felt like a reboot in a way, but just with a whole new character and I enjoyed the way the story was established. Jeremy Renner did great as the leading man and I hope that they continue making more of these movies. Grade: B+

Jaws
Jaws(1975)
½

A classic Spielberg masterpiece. Grade: A-

We Were Soldiers
½

This movie was incredible. Very well done and very graphic. The feeling of suspense is apparent whenever things get quiet and it makes me glad that I wasn't alive to get drafted into the Vietnam War. Grade: A

21 Jump Street
½

Funniest movie i've ever seen! Grade: A

City Slickers

This is an awesome Billy Crystal movie! Grade: B+

The Out-of-Towners

I don't care if it got a rotten rating, this movie was freaking hilarious! Grade: B+

What About Bob?
½

The funniest movie that Bill Murray and Richard Dreyfuss have ever been in. Grade: A-

The Family Man

This is one of Nicolas Cage's only good performances back when he actually took good roles. Grade: B+

Jurassic Park III
½

By far the best visual effects of the entire franchise, but unfortunately everything else falls a little short. Grade: C+

The Lost World - Jurassic Park

Not as good as the first, but I don't think that this is a bad movie at all. What's cooler than a T-Rex running through San Diego? Grade: B

2012
2012(2009)

This is a ridiculously stupid movie with a plot that relies entirely on unlikely coincidences. Grade: D

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

Not a movie that I can watch over and over, but the acting by Clooney, Turturro, and Nelson stands out as well as the incredible, Grammy winning music. Grade: B

Bringing Down the House
½

Nothing's funnier than hearing Steve Martin try to say "Dawg" like a real gangsta. Grade: B-

Young Frankenstein

Mel Brooks's best film is not only perfect and hilarious in every way, it's Peter Boyle's best role next to the character of Frank Barone. Grade: A+

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol

Surprisingly awesome. The best of the four. Grade: B

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
½

A step up from the first great film. This movie has a villain that is equal, if not superior to Holmes in his intelligence which pushes Holmes to do whatever he can to stop him. The intellectual battles between Holmes and Moriarty are more blood pumping than the awesome action scenes. Grade: A-

Sherlock Holmes

Downey's best role after Tony Stark. This movie makes you believe one thing is true and then when Holmes reveals that nothing is what it seems, you are genuinely surprised. Grade: B+

Mrs. Doubtfire

One of Robin Williams's best role to date. Hysterically funny with a great story line and a hopeful ending. Grade: B+

Terminator Salvation

This film could've and should've been a great film. I mean, after hearing about this futuristic war in the first three movies, how cool would it have been if we could actually see that war? Well, the war scenes are good, but everything else from the story to Sam Worthington in another pointless role makes this movie awful. It's only saving grace is that it's just a little bit more bearable than that godawful T3. Grade: D

Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines
½

The saddest part about this movie isn't the fact that it makes no sense condsidering that the Terminator and the arm that would lead to the creation of Skynet was destroyed in the second movie, no, it was the fact that Arnold actually signed on to do this garbage. James Cameron was very smart to leave the project after T2. T3 is definitely the worst of the seres. Grade: F

A Nightmare on Elm Street

When this came out, it must have been utterly terrifying. As a film, its pretty good. But for a modern day horror lover, it probably wouldn't cut it. Fortunately, I'm not not a horror lover, so Grade: B

Predator
Predator(1987)

Who doesn't like a movie where Arnie screams, "Get to the choppa!" about five consecutive times? Grade: B

Star Trek
Star Trek(2009)

The biggest surprise about this movie was how much I liked it. Grade: B+

Pinocchio
Pinocchio(1940)
½

The best movie by the man, Walt Disney himself, that I've ever seen. Great story, a terrifying whale and some dark humor make this an unforgettable classic. Grade: A

Peter Pan
Peter Pan(1953)

A true Walt Disney classic. Grade: B+

Kung Fu Panda 2

It was pretty good, but nothing will ever beat the original. Grade: B

Kung Fu Panda

Probably the best Dreamwork Animation movie ever made. Grade: B+

The Hunger Games

Great movie based on an equally awesome book. The book is better, though because Josh Hutcherson isn't in it. Grade: B+

The Bucket List

A fun movie featuring two amazing actors. Grade: B

Finding Nemo
Finding Nemo(2003)
½

One of the greatest additions that made Pixar legendary. Grade: A

A Bug's Life
A Bug's Life(1998)
½

Great movie and a true Disney/Pixar classic. Grade: A

Ratatouille
Ratatouille(2007)

Ok, not great. There have been better Pixar movies, and there have been worse. Grade: B-

WALL-E
WALL-E(2008)

The last good Pixar movie until Toy Story 3. Grade: B

Up
Up(2009)

Forgettable. Grade: C

Men in Black III

Better than the second, not as good as the first. If it weren't for Josh Brolin's exceptional performance of the young Agent K, the movie would've seemed like they were just using recycled storylines. But, overall, Grade: B

Men in Black II
½

Kind of a disappointment compared to the original. Grade: C+

Men in Black
Men in Black(1997)

The best of the trilogy and a true sci-fi classic. Grade: B

Ghost Rider
Ghost Rider(2007)

Nicolas Cage, will you ever be in a good movie again? Grade: F

Batman & Robin

This ridiculous movie gives Batman a bad name. The only thing it ever did was confirm a need for a reboot of the franchise. Grade: F-

King Kong
King Kong(2005)
½

This was a true cinema epic. Everything Peter Jackson touches turns to gold. Grade: A-

Cowboys & Aliens

You know, this was surprisingly good. Not the greatest movie, but good enough. Grade: B

Hulk
Hulk(2003)

This is an example of Marvel gone bad. Grade: D-

Gran Torino
Gran Torino(2009)
½

One of Clint Eastwood's finest performances. The only character that he played that I like better is Dirty Harry, but this was a close second. Grade: A-

Act of Valor
Act of Valor(2012)

This was a great movie. I think its really ridiculous when people say they don't like it because of the acting. Well on every single commercial, it says 'A film featuring active duy Navy SEALS'. Do you think that these guys are going to be taking home Oscars for their performances next year? No way, but the action was great and the insight we get into what these guys do on every mission is incredible. That's what makes this movie great. Grade: B+

Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief

The worst excuse for family entertainment that I've ever seen.

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian

I liked this movie when it came out, which just means that I was young and stupid. Grade: C

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe

I really enjoyed this movie, which is more than I can say for the other two. Grade: B

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2
½

The greatest Harry Potter movie ever. Period. Grade: A

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1
½

Amazing movie. The only part I didn't like was when it ended because I had to wait almost a year for the next one. Grade: A-

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
½

It's so weird because I loved the entire book and the movie was mostly faithful, but I only really like the last half of this movie. Grade: B-

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

I'm biased because I read the book and the reason that I don't like this movie is because it was so ridiculously different from the book. I'm pretty sure that they picked up the wrong book to help them write the screenplay. Grade: C

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
½

My second favorite Potter movie because it's the first one to not be rated PG. It was the most dangerous (of course before the seventh) and the most exciting. Grade: A-

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

Radically different from the first two in appearance, which made the series look grimmer and for some reason, better. Grade: B+

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

The first Potter movie that I got kind of scared during, but hey I was a little kid. Grade: B

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
½

This was a great movie when it came out. Now that all the other ones are out as well kind of makes people forget about this one, but it's still great. Grade: B-

Clash of the Titans

Tagline of this movie: 'Damn the Gods'. When did that happen? Sam Worthington's worst movie. The only thing worse than this was Percy Jackson. Clash Grade: D

Star Wars: The Clone Wars

Never happened. I'm sorry but I just felt that I had to say this. This movie never happened! And because it never happened, it doesn't get a grade!

Spider-Man 3
Spider-Man 3(2007)
½

Oh, where to begin...Let's start with the hype that surrounded this movie. After two amazing spider-man movies, everyone couldn't wait to see what the third one held. And 98% of people who viewed this movie were extremely disappointed, I walked out of the theater very upset because not only was the main villain of this movie, the Sandman, pretty much the worst villain ever, but the best villain ever created by Marvel was in it for less than 25 minutes. Yep, Venom, the coolest villain in the spider-man world, was not only severely absent for most of this movie, he was also played by that 70 pound guy Topher Grace from That 70's Show. Sam Raimi decided to spend 2 hours focusing on Spidey and the evil black suit and then 20 min. on Venom. A better solution that would have guaranteed a 4th Spider-Man movie would have been to have Spidey 3 focus mainly on the black suit and then Spidey 4 have Venom be the main villain (and cast a buff guy to play Venom like he's portrayed in the comics for God's sake). Oh, my second biggest beef with this movie is that Spider-man just blows up the symbiote that made Venom. That means that Carnage, the second best villain ever, had no chance of showing up in a Spidey 4. The best thing that came out of this movie was The Amazing Spider-Man in 2012. But Spider-Man 3, Grade: C-

The Bourne Supremacy

This movie was great and it definitely improved over the first. Grade: B

The Bourne Identity
½

An excellent beginning to an excellent franchise. Grade: B-

The Bourne Ultimatum
½

The best of the Bourne series. Grade: B+

Toy Story 3
Toy Story 3(2010)
½

Finally, a movie that can compete against the original Toy Story. And that movie is another Toy Story movie.Yes its the movie that us fans have been waiting for. I have no doubt that most of the people who saw this in theaters were young adults who either loved the first two as little kids or older adults who loved watching the first two with their kids. This next (and hopefully last) installment in the story of these toys that we love provides heart, adventure and a satisfying ending that might leave you in tears. Grade: A

Spider-Man 2
Spider-Man 2(2004)

What's the only thing better than Spider-Man? Spider-Man 2. This story delves deeper into Peter Parker's soul as he struggles to balance his life as the crime fighter and his life as the student. Throw in having to see the love of his life engaged to Mr. Perfect and having to battle his new friend turned enemy Doc Ock, Peter realizes that Spider-Man is destroying his life. This leads him to make a final decision that will impact his life as well as the citizens of New York. This movie is a classic tragic hero story with the hero asking himself, 'Why me?'. This movie marks the first time that the hero has asked himself that question and we actually get insight into how he truly feels about his other identity. For that reason, Grade: B+

Spider-Man
Spider-Man(2002)

The most succesful film franchise that Marvel has ever created started with this. When this came out, it was revolutionary in the CGI that took your breath away. Of course it we have much better CGI today, but in 2002, Spider-Man was only second to Lord of the Rings in its visual effects. The story was captivating, the acting was superb, the Green Goblin's costume was...cheesy, but still cool. This pioneer in amazing super-hero flicks set the stage for one amazing sequel and one horrible sequel to that. Grade: B+

Cars
Cars(2006)

Toy Story, A Bug's Life, Toy Story 2, Monster's Inc., Fnding Nemo, The Incredibles and now Cars. The only difference between Cars and those other movies is that Cars is terrible. I had high expectations for this movie given the fact that the others are all awesome, but I was sorely disappointed. With a bland story and annoying and mostly forgettable characters, it doesn't take a genius tto know that Cars and its equally awful sequel Cars 2 were both made purely to sell Hot Wheels knock-offs. Grade: D

Toy Story 2
Toy Story 2(1999)
½

Could anything ever beat the original Toy Story? No, but the next installment does a good job of continuing the lives of these toys. Grade: A

Toy Story
Toy Story(1995)
½

It was the first in a new wave of how we make make cartoons and its probably the best kids movie ever made. A blend of a perfect story, hilarious and memorable characters and great animation. Grade: A

Taken
Taken(2009)

It just goes to show; Dont mess with Liam Neeson's daughter. Grade: B

Back to the Future Part II

Not as good as the first, but still entertaining. Grade: B-

X-Men Origins - Wolverine

I don't care what people say, i enjoyed this movie. Granted, the CGI was pretty terrible, but I liked getting an insight into the story of the immortal Wolverine. Grade: B-

X-Men: First Class
½

The greatest of the X-Men movies? Yes, by far. James McAvoy and Michael Fassbender have the characters that Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen portrayed down to a tee. Grade:A-

X-Men: The Last Stand

Why do filmakers in Hollywood seem to like taking two good movies and ruining them with a crappy third one? It may not be as bad as Daredevil or that godawful Elektra, but its only about one point higher than them. Grade: D+

X2: X-Men United

This movie is superior to the first in that it delves deeper into the character of Wolverine. We go on this journey with him to find out who he is and we are just as interested as he is. Grade: B

X-Men
X-Men(2000)
½

This first installment in the seemingly never ending X-Men saga is a very good movie. Focusing more on the characters than the plot works in some places, but by the time the first hour is gone, you wish they would just get to the main storyline. Grade: B-

The Incredible Hulk
½

This is an example of a very well done reboot. Edward Norton plays Dr. Banner excellently and the scenes where he "Hulks out" are stunning. Grade: B

Thor
Thor(2011)
½

As one movie, it was pretty good. In a line up of every pre-Avenger movies though, it goes at the bottom for me. Grade: B-

Iron Man 2
Iron Man 2(2010)
½

I enjoyed this movie. It didn't surpass the original, and it was a little slow at times, but this was a good time. Grade: B+

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest

Not nearly as good as the original, but I was entertained by it. Grade: B

Secret Window
½

This is a movie that keeps you in suspense,and then throws you a major curveball that screws with your head. Grade: B+

Rambo III
Rambo III(1988)

Very intense and exciting. Grade: B

Rambo: First Blood Part II

Not very impressive until the last half hour. Grade: B-

Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi

My least favorite of the original trilogy, but still a great movie. Grade: B

The Dead Pool
½

Better than The Enforcer, but it only goes that high. Grade: C

Sudden Impact

The next best to the original. Grade: B+

The Enforcer
The Enforcer(1976)

The low of the Dirty Harry series. Grade: C-

Magnum Force
Magnum Force(1973)
½

A great sequel to a great movie. As good as the original? No. Grade: B

Dirty Harry
Dirty Harry(1971)
½

Clint Eastwood's best movie. Grade: A

The Grey
The Grey(2012)

Amazingly disturbing movie. Grade: A-

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope
½

An amazing cinematic experience that changed the way we look at movies today. Grade: A

The Expendables

Oscar worthy? No way. Artsy? Not at all. Action packed, bloody fun? Absolutely! Grade: B+