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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Ouija
Ouija(2014)

I didn't hate the movie. Ouija looks great; it's well shot, but the fact is that I just don't care. I really, really, don't care. I didn't want to see this, but my friend talked me into it. I just didn't give the slightest shit about anything in this movie.

There are good ideas, but they're all wasted on lame jump scares and loud noises. Just don't watch it, please. I feel ashamed having supported this in the box office. 0/10

Saw
Saw(2004)

A huge surprise to me, Saw actually managed to mount up tension and it kept my eyes on the screen for the entire run time.

Maybe I'm a James Wan fanboy, but Saw is for sure worth checking out for any horror fan. You may not like it, but I know you'll find the premise at least the tiniest bit intriguing.

Deliver Us from Evil
½

Scott Derrickson's style is definitely something to pay attention to in the future, but Deliver Us From Evil is one of the dullest movies I've seen all year. Nothing's scary, and it's just 2 hours of everything we've seen before (besides an impressive exorcism scene. 2.5/10

The Grand Budapest Hotel
½

Very stylish, entertaining and sweet and driven by fantastic and hilarious performances by everybody, but The Grand Budapest Hotel didn't really suck me into this fantastical world as much as I wanted it to.

The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

I can't even explain how The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King manages to give me chills when I'm not even watching it.

The Hunt (Jagten)

The Hunt is driven by fantastic writing, beautiful cinematography and a fascinatingly heart-breaking performance from Mads Mikkelsen. This is a movie that really gets you thinking, and can make you feel uneasy hours after watching it. It's not a fun movie to watch, but it's a masterpiece.

Inglourious Basterds

If a bad movie is a movie filled with intelligent, entertaining dialogue to the brim, beautiful camera work, magnificent acting, tight writing and flawless direction, then Inglorious Basterds is the worst movie ever made.

Insidious: Chapter 2

Does it hold up to the standards of the first Insidious? No. Is it still a fun and scary movie? Yes.

I had a lot of fun watching this movie. I loved it's atmosphere, and the way that the camera moves around the house. James Wan's direction is once again very haunting. I was also very surprised about this movie's back story. It goes way back and left me with goosebumps. And the way that it's all discovered by the characters is very well done in my opinion.

There are some very effective scares in this movie, much like the first Insidious. I could tell that most of the people in my theater were very frightened. Popcorn was flying everywhere and somebody hit my friend with a skittle. Unfortunately, I had been very excited for this movie and I'd seen a lot of the trailers and footage, so I knew when a lot of the scares were coming. But that doesn't mean that I knew when all of them were coming.

Lastly, the performances were phenomenal, specifically Patrick Wilson. He was truly very creepy. This is credit to both Patrick Wilson and James Wan, but the way that Patrick Wilson was acting kept me feeling unsafe.

Overall, this is a frightening movie with smart camera work, a solid script, good scares and tension and great performances. 7.5/10

The Conjuring
½

A splendidly horrifying movie that kept me on the edge of my seat for the entire thing. James Wan does everything he did right in Insidious, and then amps it up to terrifying levels, along with great performances all around and some well-crafted scares.

No Country for Old Men
½

Even though I felt as if the characters were a little hollow at times, 'No Country for Old Men' is still a terrifically genius movie with thrilling action sequences, top notch direction, strong lead performances and enough suspense to make anyone jump at a single gun shot.

Captain Phillips

Intense, gripping, realistic (obviously), with some incredible performances and admirable camera use to amp up the suspense.

Gravity
Gravity(2013)

Gravity is my favourite movie of the year so far. Alfonso Cauron's perfectly tense direction is absolutely flawless and terrifying. I love how there weren't many edits between different shots, which kept the feel that we're floating around in space. You see, it's just little things like that that can make a movie so much better.

The effects in this movie, of course, are incredible. Every effect shot (which is about 98% of them) looks absolutely amazing. I stopped thinking that the CGI is CGI, because it looks so damn good.

The soundtrack and performances in this game are also terrific.

Overall, Gravity is a terrifying, beautiful and mind blowing experience. 10/10

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
½

This is, in my opinion, the best Harry Potter film. It stays true to the book, has a wonderful tone, is well directed and is even quite frightening at times, I can't get enough of this movie.

Fight Club
Fight Club(1999)
½

Stylistic, entertaining, gruesome, funny, mind-bending and most definitely well crafted. This is surely a master-piece.

Friday the 13th, Part V - A New Beginning

One of the most stupid, ridiculous and unnecessary movies I've ever seen. Don't watch it.

Insidious
Insidious(2011)
½

This movie scared the crap out of me. James Wan knows how to scare people. There are honestly some images that are now imprinted in my mind. Anything from subtle scares like shadows and faces, to all of the jump scares and loud noises were so effective in this movie. Sure, ending climax gets a little weird, but I liked it. If this movie didn't have the same climax (or something similar), it would have turned into your average haunted house thriller.

Even if you didn't like the ending, you have to admit that there were some terrifying images. It was all just so unique and I will remember many of these images.

While I was watching this movie, I don't think that my heart stopped hammering. The whole time I was waiting for something to happen.

One of the most terrifying scenes I've ever witnessed is in this movie. All that I'll say is that it involves some knocking on the front door.

I do have some complaints with this movie, though not that many. One of them is that at times I found that Rose Byrne and Patrick Wilson's acting wasn't as good as it could be, even though they did what they had to do for the movie. I'm not sure if I'm just weird and their acting was flawless, but that's just my opinion.

And the pacing of the film felt off at times. I'm not sure if that's a fault of the script or the editing, but I found that the first bit of the movie was at a perfect pace, and then it sped up ridiculously until the ending climax.

Overall, I loved Insidious. It scared me, and I get chills just writing and thinking about it, so I'm going to give Insidious (using a different grading system than Rotten Tomatoes does) a 9/10.

Mama
Mama(2013)
½

Mama has a really unique plot, and some really impressive and creepy camera work, though some of it's biggest problems, I find, are it's script, which goes all over the place and into confusing territory, and it's editing. I'd find that the characters would be doing one thing, and they would show up in another part of the house, or in another area all together.

Over all, this movie didn't really frighten me. There are some very creepy shots, and some effective jump scares, but Mama shows too much of it's antagonist by the end.

I was fairly let down by this movie, but it did have a nice tone throughout the entire movie, and, like I said, some incredible cinematography. I'd recommend the watch if you enjoy good old scares and a unique plot. 7.5/10

Psycho
Psycho(1960)
½

A smartly filmed and written thriller with a fantastic musical score (and I'm not just talking about the screeching violins). This movie frightened me. The shower scene is terrifying, but not the stabbing bit, but the part where you just see the door open and [UNNAMED PERSON]'s silhouette is seen through the shower curtain. That shot, to me, is absolutely genius.

I recommend this movie to anybody who likes horror, thrillers - hell, everybody needs to watch this.

Life of Pi
Life of Pi(2012)
½

A visually outstanding movie, which had my eyes glued to the screen for it's entire run time. I hear lot's of people say it was stupid or boring, but I thought it was exciting the entire way. There's some extremely creative film making here. It didn't win the Oscars for cinematography, visual effects and best director for nothing.

Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope

An unforgettable classic. The effects still dazzle to this day, and it's just so fun and interesting to watch.

I get really angry when I hear a bunch of kids say "Oh, The Phantom Menace is my favourite," or "I like Revenge of the Sith," the most. I just hate it when people write this movie off because it was made in the 70s.

But this is one of the best movies I've ever seen. When I was young, my parents showed this movie to me, and I was thrown into this trance where I didn't look away from this screen, and I was just fascinated by this world.

This movie is absolutely incredible, and one of the only incarnations of Star Wars that I enjoy.

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

No where near the achievement that Jackson achieved with the Lord of the Rings trilogy, but this movie is still a good time to me. Even though I was upset with some things (such as the orcs and goblins being CGI), but I still had a great time with this movie. There are some incredible scenes, and I feel that this movie keeps on adding more and more to Peter Jackson's Middle-Earth. I can't wait for the second one.

Raiders of the Lost Ark

Definitely one of the best action/adventure movies ever made. This movie is made with perfect pacing, a neat (but kind of nutty) story, and ... well you get the idea.

It's Raiders of the Lost Ark! It's not possible to not like this movie at least a tiny bit. It's not regarded as 'One of the Perfect Movies' for nothing.

Les MisÚrables
½

I was blown away by this movie the first time I saw it. I don't really like musicals, and I wasn't expecting to like this one, but I did. It was one of my favourite movies of 2012.

The acting, camera work and music is phenomenal. The opening scene of this movie is absolutely incredible. Also that barricade scene is really fun.

Unfortunately, the more times I watch it, the less I enjoy it. The first time I watched it I was surprised at how much I enjoyed it because of my previous relationship with musicals.

But that doesn't mean that I still don't like it. It's an artsy film full of masterful film making and phenomenal acting.

The Dark Knight Rises

The first time I saw The Dark Knight Rises, I was very disappointed. But I watched it again when it came out on Blu-Ray, and I absolutely loved it. This is the best possible way that the trilogy could have ended.

I can't believe that the Avengers 'trumped' this movie, in both the box office and with moviegoers. I think that this movie is much better than The Avengers. It provides a gripping, dark and inspirational script, a soundtrack that makes you want to kick ass, and some actual heart and an emotional core.

I'm not saying that the Avengers was bad. I'm just saying that The Dark Knight Rises is much better in my humble opinion.

Batman Begins

Easily one of the best comic book movies of all time (and possibly my favourite of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy), Batman Begins provides fantastic acting, exhilarating action sequences and a compelling story.

Yet this comic-book trilogy is widely recognized for it's grittiness, this movie doesn't lose it's sense of humor, which is always nice, and it's always used at the right moments.

This movie isn't perfect, though. There are some things in this movie that bug me, and the main thing is the Scarecrow. He is cool, but I think that he is the most underdeveloped and weakest villain in Nolan's trilogy. But you can't blame him, because he's going up against The Joker, Bane and Ras Al Ghul.

Overall, a fantastic movie, and possibly my favourite of the trilogy. 10/10.

Freddy vs. Jason

I watched this movie with my friends and we had a blast. It's not scary, and not a good movie per say, but it's just great fun to watch two of the most iconic characters in horror movie history battle it out in a giant blood-fest. I know that saying 'it's just fun' is probably the most overused excuse for enjoying a movie, but I'm pretty sure that this is true for this movie.

This movie is probably best suited for viewing with a bunch of your friends late at night. That's how I watched it, and probably the reason that I enjoyed it.

Friday the 13th

This movie is boring, and just downright goofy and stupid. This is one of the most celebrated and one of the most well known horror franchises of all time. If say the words 'horror movie', several people would immediately think 'Friday the 13th'. If you ask someone who doesn't like horror movies about a horror movie they know of, most people would say Friday the 13th.

And I don't know how this happened. This movie is pretty bad, in my opinion, and it doesn't deserve all of its fame.

Olympus Has Fallen
½

A very cliched movie with some unnecessary and poorly done effects, but it still is fun and is worth the watch in my opinion.

If you're looking for a fun action movie to watch with some friends one night, then this is a good movie. But otherwise, I don't really recommend it.

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
½

I really like this movie just for its nostalgic feel as I would watch it a lot when I was younger, but I re-watched this movie several years later and I still love it. It's fun. Johnny Depp and Geoffrey Rush are both hilarious and awesome in their roles as Jack Sparrow and Barbossa, and any seen with the two of them together is just plain awesome.

I'm sorry if you disagree, I just love this movie.

The Wolverine

Even though at the end of the movie, The Wolverine takes some cliched twists and turns, I still had a blast with this movie. The action scenes were intense and there was also quite a bit of an emotional core with Logan.

I feel like this is one of the most brutal Wolverine movies. There is a scene in this movie that had me cringing in my seat. I don't remember ever having that happen to me during a comic book movie.

I would also like to point out that Wolverine's claws look so much better than they did in Origins. And that goes for most of the visual effects in this movie. There was something at the end that required great CGI, and it looked fantastic.

Let's not forget one of my favourite opening scenes of 2013 so far: the bombing of Nagasaki. It was gruesome and really set the tone for the movie perfectly.

Though I enjoyed the movie, I did have some problems with it. My main problem with it was the character of Viper. I found that she was an unnecessary villain. She was also really underdeveloped, and I feel like the movie could have survived without her.

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
½

Even though this movie does have some cool moments, it misses. By a mile. I thought I liked this movie when I first saw it, but I re-watched it recently and halfway through I was just like: "This is so bad."

Sorry Michael Bay, but throughing but loads of CGI at our face doesn't really make a good movie.

I feel like the plot of this movie is so out of place and it comes from no where. I do not recall Megatron having a master. (I do like the idea of Transformers living on Earth for thousands of year though, even though the Optimus Prime and those guys were supposed to be the first Transformers on Earth.)

Overall, I just feel like this movie is a mess of CGI, explosions and Michael Bay-ness. The only characters that could possibly save this movie are Optimus Prime and Bumblebee.

Zero Dark Thirty

I remember looking forward to this movie. I then went to see it. I walked out. My mind was blown. This was my favourite movie of 2012. It's just a masterpiece. The makers of this movie did something unbelievable: they made a movie where you know what the outcome is suspenseful. The raid of the house at the end is some of the best film making I've ever seen. The way Kathryn Bigelow used the soldier's night vision goggles is just genius. Every little noise in that scene made me jump. It was fantastic.

I hear lots of people say that this movie was boring, but I wasn't bored at all. This movie kept my attention for all 2 hours and 37 minutes.

I do have two problems with the movie: the torture scene at the beginning was a little excessive and I feel that it set up a slightly wrong tone for the rest of the movie (but it was close).

My other complaint is (and several other people have pointed this out as well) there seems to be a lack of character development. There was some for Maya, but not a lot for the other characters. In the beginning Maya was not really used to the torturing and war ( as seen in the beginning) but she later grows to be a bad ass person who will literally stop at nothing to achieve her goal.

My score for Zero Dark Thirty is a 10 out of 10.

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Beginning

Despite being quite a stupid movie, I did find some interesting back story in this movie. You learn of the origins of Leatherface (kind of) and just some other helpful little tidbits of TCM's history.

I remember I watched this movie with a ton of my friends and we realized that it wasn't a good movie. But we did have lots of fun with it. This is a very entertaining movie for fans of the original TCM.

The Haunting
The Haunting(1999)
½

Liam Neeson ... why?

Even though I think that this movie has a good ideas within it, it's just ... not good.

My friends and I watched this movie during a sleepover. It was one of the first horror movies we'd ever seen. It also happens to be one of the worst horror movie's I've ever seen. It's just not scary. And I'm scared by horror movies very easily.

I really think that this movie could have been something great ... but no. It's not worth the watch.

Disturbia
Disturbia(2007)

I found this movie very suspenseful. It's a very well done thriller. It starts out like it's going to be a fun kind of mystery, but it then turns into a very dark thriller.

Shia LaBeouf's performance is great in this movie. He acts perfectly like any teenager, but with a hint of 'Shia Labeoufness'

I really recommend this movie to people who like mystery/thrillers and such.

E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial

If aliens ever DO come to earth to study the history of humans after we're gone, and they stumble upon a collection of movies, I hope that E.T. is in that collection.

Paranormal Activity
½

I think that the first Paranormal Activity movie has fantastic ideas. Simply the idea of cameras filming the house at night and catching something as simple as the curtains moving is just genius and if it's executed well, then it's down right creepy.

I think that the first Paranormal Activity movie has remarkable moments in it, but there's just something about the movie that I didn't like. For instance, I didn't really buy that the two main actors were in this situation. But that was mostly during the scenes that were shot during the day. But the scenes at night however are super well done. The only thing that I can really say I enjoyed about this movie is the night-scenes. And the positioning of the camera is just perfect. You can see the main actors in the bed, the door and the hallway just outside. Staring at that hallway gives me chills every time.

Overall, I found that the first Paranormal Activity was a little boring and hard to believe at times, and sometimes things were ruined by the main characters pointing out what's supposed to be scary and when things become too plain and simple.

I can't say that I really like this movie, but it is good if you're watching it with friends or a date.

Drive
Drive(2011)

For a movie that seems so quiet for most of the time, Drive is one of the most brutal and most suspenseful movies I've ever seen. It's filled with several meanings, which are hidden underneath a spectacularly directed piece of art by Nicholas Winding Refn, and filled with extreme talent on every front, from the acting to special effects to the stunt coordination. This is possibly the best action movie I've ever seen, and has more than likely broken my top ten favourite movies of all time.