Deadpool (2016)

Great twist on a standard Marvel movie. This was obviously the part Reynolds was born to play, and I'm totally on board.
February 29, 2016

Whiplash (2014)

Watched this because of the strong recommendation from @Mdjphillips and it was worth the hype. Simmons is stellar.
January 18, 2016

I Am Chris Farley (2015)

Beautiful retrospective of a childhood hero told by those who knew him best. It's hard to hold tears back while listening to Bob Saget. Any fan should take the time to watch this.
January 17, 2016

Ghostbusters II (1989)

The plot doesn't really make sense, I mean that goo under the NYC how long has it been there? Is the painting in control of the goo? Where did the painting come from? Why did the weird art director want to unleash hell? The painting could control Dana's baby? Fuck, cheap.
January 4, 2016

Ant-Man (2015)

Never in the million years did I think they could make a decent movie out of this... boy was I wrong. Rudd..... so jacked, so charming. Missus' from Lost is solid too.
December 12, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015)

Liked it, didn't love it. Expected a darker film and a darker villain. Ultron was a step up over Loki. Meh, whatever. These movies are fun to watch but always leave me wanting.
October 4, 2015

Philomena (2013)

On paper this seemed dry and I only watched it because Coogan was in, but the story is truly captivating and Judi Dench is absolutely perfect.
September 19, 2015

The Visit (2015)

Not that it says much but it's Sham-a-lamb-a-ding-dong's best movie since Unbreakable. Decent twist, good suspense. Though expectations were low, I really had a great time watching this.
September 13, 2015

Trainwreck (2015)

Really high expectations, especially from Hader however not his best. But the supporting cast stole the show. John Cena right? And LeBron?
September 12, 2015

American Ultra (2015)

Not Landis' best work, but a good time at the movies. Say what you will about K-Stew but when she's teaming with J Berg it's "fireworks" baby.
September 3, 2015

Snatch (2000)

A rip roaring rompus! But I prefer my father opinion, "Robert, it's a good movie, but are there any women in it?"
June 14, 2015

The Drop (2014)

I've been trying to rewrite this review 100 times, it all boils down to this: It's sad James Gandolfini can't make more awesome movies likes and it's amazing how much Tom Hardy stole the show.
February 9, 2015

The Double (2014)

I heard you like Jesse Eisenberg movies? Well, I added another Jessie Eisenberg in a Jesse Eisenberg movie so you can watch Jesse Eisenberg act with Jesse Eisenberg. Seriously though, this movie is weird, but good weird. I guess I should read some Dostoevsky.
January 1, 2015

The Babadook (2014)

There is a great story here, which is probably were the horror comes from. In a genre full of cheapskates this is a breath of fresh air.
December 29, 2014

A Merry Friggin' Christmas (2014)

Ya know, it's a Christmas movie, the family doesn't get along, they are forced to get along, then they get along. Shake in a bit of Santa bullshit and you have this. Hot Christmas garbage for the fan of bad Robin Williams movies.
December 29, 2014

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies (2014)

I think the key was to go in with low expectations. At least I did and seemed to come out happy about the whole thing. There didn't need to be three movies but Hollywood is ran by dwarves, they are greedy and only think for themselves. This trilogy could have been much worse.
December 29, 2014

13 Sins (2014)

Interesting enough concept to keep me watching, but the characters were very flat. If you really like Saw, you'll probably love this movie. Attention to Ron Perlman fans (Perlfans?), he's only in this movie for a cup of coffee, just so you know.
December 28, 2014

Horns (2013)

The overal concept was great, the execution wasn't. Hopefully in a few years someone will try and reboot this because there is a good movie in there.
December 25, 2014

Tammy (2014)

Unfunny garbage. But maybe I'm the idiot here, maybe if Burnreel existed in the 90's, the same might have been said about Tommy Boy. Maybe. Probably not. I really hope this isn't a millennials Tommy Boy?
December 23, 2014

The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002)

Are you sick of all the awesome story from the first movie, well LET'S GET READY TO RUMBLE! The Helms Deep battle has a perfect ebb and flow, on the otherside, the Ents are just cleaning up. Can this really be better than the first? Can it really be worse?
December 22, 2014

Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)

Took me a while to finally catch this gem. From the trailer I thought it was going to be garbage but it was captivating from beginning to end. Stable story, great villian, better heros. I desire more.
October 27, 2014

They Came Together (2014)

<This is the part of the review where I make fun of the overall film> It's shit. <This is the part of the review where I write about some of the good points> Bill Hader is in it. <This is where I close the review with a joke to close it all off> This stinks of Waynes bros.
September 8, 2014

Pan's Labyrinth (2006)

My new Chromecast has me rewatching a lot of movies and this one really makes more sense on a bigger TV (over the iPad). I said it once I'll say it again, "a great villian makes a great movie" and combined with Del Toro's visuals this movie is A+.
July 28, 2014

Planet of the Apes (1968)

The whole story of Ape Science vs Ape Religion is excellent, the effects are tacky but it really doesn't take much to ignore. Some of Heston's facials were hilarious and man, those Apes are piss poor with a net.
July 23, 2014

West of Memphis (2012)

I'm left fuming after watching this enthralling story of how absolutely corrupt our legal system can be. A documentary that should be seen by all. This is the best thing Peter Jackson (and Eddie Vedder) has ever done.
February 18, 2014

Blackfish (2013)

As a kid I've been to SeaWorld and still have a picture of me and what very well could be Tilikum. Seeing breathing taking creatures live was quite amazing, now with hind sight I'm left pretty depressed. I would never spend a cent on this SeaWorld horseshit ever again.
February 17, 2014

The Warriors (1979)

Is this an Odyssey-ian tale? I think it is, either way it's fantastic. Luther is a great villian, but man Ajax is a wee bit too homophobic.
January 14, 2014

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (2013)

Like the previous film, I was excited to be back in Middle Earth. Learned from my mistake and saw the whatever the regular FPS version which brough the magic back. My biggest beef is the non-existant ending, but am left jazzed for the finale.
January 2, 2014

The Purge (2013)

This movie made me so angry. The characters are stupid, and their decisions are senseless. The premise is great and the lead villian was intense, but all the good got lost in the shit-mix.
October 22, 2013

Quarantine 2: Terminal (2011)

A breath of fresh air from its predecessor. Wasn't amazing, but stood alone well and didn't reek of "knockoff" like the first. Worth a watch if you like tight spaces and fast zombies. Bonus points to zombie cats.
September 30, 2013

Cube (1997)

Hard not to be sucked into this film. It's tense. It's gripping. But man, I was left wanting. One thing I didn't want was the ass load of crap bargain bin sequels that it spawned. Watch this and forget the rest.
September 30, 2013

World War Z (2013)

I seems like there are too many "zombie" movie these days, but this was a breath of fresh air. Not sure how Max Brooks fans will take it, but top to bottom this movie had me hooked.
June 24, 2013

Warm Bodies (2013)

Dreaded the thought of this movie. But it was ok. Only watched it because it was filmed in Montreal. I was pretty cold on the movie initially, but nothing warms the heart like the power of love, am I right?
June 22, 2013

Pavement: Slow Century (2002)

Overall a great retrospective. Live footage was great, and nuggets of Thurston Moore were well placed. Though I was left feeling the "drama" of the band was missing. Better for fans than the curios.
June 18, 2013

Rust and Bone (2012)

You did it again Jacques Audiard. Though I expect more hate for this film, there are a lot of "Hollywood shortcuts" that Audiard could have taken but didn't. Bravo!
March 31, 2013

Seven Psychopaths (2012)

I agree with most people about what they like about this, "A little Tarantino, a little Kaufman", yep. "A great cast", yep. "Interesting".... nope.
February 24, 2013

The Raid (2011)

So, Dredd totally ripped this off right? Story is light and tight and the fights are dynamite! You like action? You'll like this.
February 5, 2013

Psycho (1960)

I knew almost everything about this film, but never saw it from beginning to end. Knowing all I did about this movie, I was still engrossed in the narrative. Perkins is great (as if you didn't know that) and Janet Leigh is a babe.
February 5, 2013

House at the End of the Street (2012)

Too bad Jennifer Lawrence got tied up in this over booked mess. This "girl in danger" stinker is mainly ruined by Max Thieriot's "performance", but the story doesn't help either. This ain't fit for the bargin bin.
January 20, 2013

Dredd (2012)

I guess this is Dredd done right. I've sure seen it done wrong. Mindless violence that is great hangover aid (I'd recommend some kettle cooked chips to supplement).
January 13, 2013

Looper (2012)

Had this on my watchlist for a while, everyone said it was great and for some bonehead reason I kept pushing off watching it. If you are in the same boat, stop whatever the hell you are doing right now and watch this. A great story (that involves time travel).
January 6, 2013

Bones Brigade: An Autobiography (2012)

A great sequel of sorts to Dogtown & Z-Boys, perhaps more informative and inspiring. I really dig on shit like this. How cool is Rodney Mullen? Dude is heavy. Worthy of a watch even if skateboarding isn't your thing.
December 21, 2012

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey (2012)

Really thought I was going to hate this. The songs, the lighter material, the liberties I knew Jackson was going to take with the text. It's no Lord of the Rings, but I'm pretty happy to be back, walking in Middle Earth. The 48 fps took something to get used to.
December 19, 2012

Skyfall (2012)

I could blather on about how this similar to The Dark Knight, then I could make a Home Alone reference to top it off, but fuck man.... this movie is really great. Happy to see a rejuvenated Bond.
November 25, 2012

Take This Waltz (2011)

There is some emotional depth here, but the dialogue was wretched and really took me out of the film. Between this and Blue Valentine, just looking at Michelle Williams now bums me out.
November 19, 2012

The 'Burbs (1989)

Classic 80's hi jinx. They don't make 'em like this anymore. Sadly, it took me 23 years to finally catch this, now all those references make sense. How about that Bruce Dern? This guy is going places. #anytimemovie
November 9, 2012

The Blair Witch Project (1999)

This movie really worked well in 1999. The internet wasn't as ubiquitous as it today. I wasn't sure what was real and what wasn't regarding this movie. As far as the movie itself goes, it's a slow hike up terror mountain but worth every minute.
October 29, 2012

The Omen (2006)

Was the original this bad? If "the church" knew about the devil's son, you'd think they'd be able to articulate to a person better. The rest of the movie is shit too.
October 29, 2012

Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)

Perfect continuation from the first. Though I did need Wikipedia to put some of the fine points together. Researching this on my iPad tonight was a huge mistake for my heart.
October 26, 2012

Paranormal Activity (2009)

Did you know this film cost $15,000 to make? And made something like $200,000,000 at the Box Office. Now, shit movies make a lot of money, this isn't one of them. A slow build to terror that works perfectly.
October 25, 2012

Paranormal Activity 4 (2012)

The jolts and scares are there, however there was no real story progression from the previous films. Too many questions, probably worth it for fans however I should have went to see Sinister instead.
October 21, 2012

Fright Night (2011)

I never seen the original, and everyone I know says this does compare. Initially this movie seemed to have legs, however towards the conclusion it really started to "suck".
October 9, 2012

Bronson (2008)

Outstanding performance from Hardy of a fascinating character. I felt the narrative could have been tighter. Refn really nails the music.
September 9, 2012

Safe (2012)

It's nothing special and a little tacky... but watchable if you like Stat and mindless action.
September 9, 2012

The Hunger Games (2012)

Entertaining enough. Didn't think I was going to dig this at all. Story is good, and the action is solid. So I guess there are more of these coming?
September 9, 2012

The Five-Year Engagement (2012)

Segel and Blunt are great together, though the buddy duo of Pratt and Segel fell flat (I put the blame on Pratt). If you are into this shit, this movie could be worth a watch.
September 9, 2012

Wanderlust (2012)

If I had to watch one Paul Rudd movie, this wouldn't be it. Every point in the rating goes to Paul Rudd, he is a delight to watch, however the rest of the movie is drivel.
September 8, 2012

Rushmore (1998)

This movie eluded me for a long time. Countless times I've walked into the local film shoppe, perusing the middle isle for this gem. Found it finally last week and wasn't disappointed. Best Anderson movie I've seen. It's the Anderson movie to see.
September 5, 2012

The Expendables (2010)

Highlights: Sly's arm veins, Stratham, and Steve Austin. Lowlights: Crews, and evil villain. I'll say this for Stallone, he can out Micheal Bay any day of the week.
August 27, 2012

Until the Light Takes Us (2008)

The subject of Norwegian Black Metal is very interesting to me, however this film struggles to keep focused. Would have liked a better edit. It's worth a watch only if the subject tickles your interest.
August 22, 2012

Red State (2011)

Great change-up from classic Smith movies. His dialogue style is there but that's about it. Compelling tale, that doesn't follow a mainstream "path" (for lack of a better word). John Goodman is fantastic.
August 13, 2012

Spider-Man 3 (2007)

Rewatched this train wreck up until the Jazz club dance scene. There's a similar scene in The Mask, and it's much better. So I had to turn it off.
June 26, 2012