This was way better than I remember it being, but full of weird holes that make just no sense at all. There's no reason for people to behave the way they do in this movie, except Adrien Brody. He was great.
Actually enjoyable! I took issue with the styling, which distracted at times from what was actually going on, but overall a good action space movie. I have more good to say about it than bad, and that's way more than I can say than the last one.
RDJ's charm makes up for a lot of this movie, but it was sort of bizarre. I was enjoying it up until the last big battle, when.. well. It's like they forgot what the whole movie was about up til that point an hoped you would too.
The Killer Eye doesn't actually kill anyone, it just sort of .. does sex on them. That, he does a lot. Of it's 72 minute runtime, probably 35 are absurdly long scenes of young women rubbing eyetentacles on their nipples, or men rubbing their tummies.
It is what it is.
Not in the cream of Asylum flicks, that's for sure. A supervolcano creating a super cyclone (that's a storm with the strength of five Katrinas) threatens.. not that much. Mostly enjoyable for it's utter lack of consistency.
This movie was great. Clearly made by someone with a love of movies and their clichés, great puppets, filled with laugh-out-loud lines. I wish - WISH - I could've seen it in all its 3D glory, but on its own it was fantastic.
I was expecting something about the state of farming and got "Juice is soooo great!" "Sugar = Cocaine" so that was not the best. However, if I can make myself watch two of these juice movies a month I bet I would do it.
This doc was very irritating. About halfway through, I realized the main family was Canadian and then it was even more vexing - You know when you see something and get a little bit of jingoistic pride? This movie does the opposite.
Trying to recall enough of this picture to review it is bringing up only memories of the severed head kissing up on the nice naked lady. So, I guess, parts of it were memorable. And strange. And unpleasant. But good? Somehow.
I'm always pleasantly surprised when a favourite movie is better than I remember it. 20 years later, this movie is as great or better than it was. I still have the BIGGEST crush on Mr Blonde, and Tim Roth is absolutely captivating.
I found this one a little bit painful to watch. It was long and drawn out and boring. I absolutely understand why people love it, but I can't. There's a super-cool, handsome, debonnaire adventurer stealing hearts and treasures, and followed by a shrieking, useless, idiot-woman.
I'm going to get this out first: I didn't like this movie. However, it is fantastically executed. The characters are rich and dimensional, the story is told without too many exposition breaks, and the shot compositions are beautiful. It's just not for me.
Terminator it is not, but a reasonably enjoyable terrible action film. I think I'd have preferred it were I not in a theatre afraid to ruin it for other people with heckles. Johnny Knoxville was surprisingly not the most irritating thing ever.
Stake Land was kindof a mess, but I spent the whole time thinking "This is a mess, but I don't hate it." Until the end. I hated the end. It's a mess, with no story, half-assed characterizations, and a terrible, terrible end.
I watched a lot of good documentaries this weekend, apparently. This was short, but a nifty look at what goes into the process of creating South Park. The amount of work that gets done so quickly is pretty baffling.
The filmmaker takes "three New Yorkers from different backgrounds, and converts them to a Vegan lifestyle" - only she doesn't. She takes three people who eat junk and do no physical activity, and feeds them kale and the gym. And wonders why they feel better. Propaganda.
I honestly don't know how to rate this. It scared me so much I screamed out loud in actual terror, prompting aaron to laugh at me, a lot. The premise was good. It was too scary for me. Edit: Thinking about it now, I'm scared in my house in the middle of the day. Fuck this movie.
Starts very slow, picks up a little bit in the middle, and then gets stupid. Well, really the whole thing is a little bit stupid - like, why are there only two guards in this Asylum for the Batshit Insane Criminals? Tolerably stupid until the end, though.
I don't think I got it. The first half was pretty incoherent, no distinction between flashbacks and present led to a lot of 'i have no idea what's goin on' moments. It was imaginative, and original, I guess, but not good.
I liked & disliked this. There was a tonne of spectacle, skintight suits and napkin-based dresses, splosions and groan-worthy dialogue, and absolutely no plot that I could discern beyond "Milla punch things."
Over-the-top violent in places, I do not need to see that many heads explode so graphically, but all in all it was enjoyable. My immediate reaction was not favourable but as the days wear on, I enjoyed it. MaMa was particularly good, as far as villains go.
The STUFF is snackfood that comes from the ground and may be evil. Interesting to see a monster-movie whodunnit style, but there's so much going on at once that quite a bit is lost. It's definitely worth watching, though. Just watch the first five minutes, you'll be hooked.
Such a disappointment! Troll was supposed to be fun, and with the exception of an awesome (awesome!) scene where Ben Stone inexplicably dances his little heart out it was entirely without personality or substance or worth-watchingness.
Re-watched this after seeing TDKR since it seemed like I didn't recall a thing about it (Like, for example, Liam Neeson existing), and boy howdy was it good. Near-perfect introduction to the man who dresses up like a bat.
Okay, I reserve the right to change this review after re-watching the first two movies, but I was really, really disappointed. There was nothing terrible about this, but it was so very, very mediocre. Except for JGL and Anne Hathaway's teeny waist; those things were great.
I didn't hate this, but I didn't love it like I expected to. There was too much "See how clever we are? Look how clever." and not enough actual cleverness. It was entertaining enough, and really quite pretty, but overall just meh.
A lot of thought went into this, even though it's a movie with Arnold on Mars. It's great. ALSO, you must watch the commentary. If you're with friends and getting your drink on, every time Arnold says "Yeah, Exactly" - drink. When he says exactly what is going on onscreen, drink.
At some point I realized I had reached the climax of the movie - all the 'Joes' were cheering and clapping,and I was sort of confused - had I really endured all two hours? I couldn't remember an established plot or point. There sure was a lot of firey explosions, though.
(spoilers) I'm about to lose all credibility in rating this high. Classic boy-meets-boy / boy-becomes-stripper / boy-becomes-addicted-to-drugs-and-ods-learning-nothing tale. Kind of tragic, really. Also, bums.
Intelligent sci-fi always makes me happy. This was so well-written it was almost too realistic. My one complaint is the version I saw was recorded in English, French, and German, and dubbed in German, with English subs. I kept reading their lips and found it mildly distracting.
The most boring Asylum picture I have ever, ever seen. Found footage of soldiers trekking through the jungles of Belize. Vacation Slides meets grainy shaky cam, with less chance of a nip slip. Do not watch.
This movie is an absolute gem. The acting is hilarious, the plot is ridiculous beyond compare, and some of the lines are amazing (I'm looking at you, "If my father discovers you here, he'd cut off your little nuts and eat them.") A must see.
It had a beginning, middle, and end. The characters all had names. It was interestingly composed, and there was a story. It was terrible, and great. I was at once thinking 'I am having such fun' and 'This is among the worst movies I have seen.' I loved it, would not recommend it
I left feeling like the spent more time trying to make it feel like 'Alien' than actually developing the story. Visually stunning, with a great tone and perfect pace, it was immersive, but filled with two-dimensional characters and half a story.
Netflix has been recommending me this for ages and I've no idea why. It wasn't engaging, the people weren't likable, and it all-around wasn't an enjoyable watching experience. It was somewhat interesting, subject-wise.
This was the first foreign-language movie I ever saw, and it is the one which made me reconsider my 'no-subtitles' policy. The story is fascinating, the directing is beautiful, and the actoring is amazing.
This was absolutely excellent. It felt authentic, like everyone involved had spent ages observing actual teenagers and how they react to things. For me, it was a depressing look at losing everything over some trivial event.
Surprising absolutely no one, I loved this. It's over the top, it's cheesy, it's fun, and most importantly, the main character exclaims "I'm tired of these motherf$#king zombies in my motherf#$king hood!"
AWESOME. This movie is absolutely beautifully shot. The use of sound is really striking - there's very little dialogue, but tonnes of sound cues. The action is fluid and not jerky aroundy. Kicking, punching, yelling, shooting, mayhem mayhem mayhem!
I dislike documentaries where the filmmaker is always present in frame - 'Here is me filming Dawkins', 'Here I am walking in front of the Taj Mahal' - too much like vacation slides, but it seems excusable here, an interesting look at the beliefs and non-beliefs of the world.
I don't hate this, but it's not great. I don't object to the use of lesser-known characters, but it was irritating having to explain them all to my watching-partner, and the movie didn't really take care of that part for me. Ultimately unexceptional and uninteresting.
I expected to hate what they had done to an excellent 80s teen drama, and was pleasantly surprised. It was actually funny. Jonah Hill has charm falling off of him, and great chemistry with Channing Tatum. The story was very much lacking - enough to take it from good to mediocre.
I'm not one to bitch about movie/book changes, because they're necessary. The two and a half hour runtime is filled with action! adventure! and excitement! and what's left behind is the story, the friendships, and any indication that the main character has a mind of her own.
About twenty minutes into it, I realized I was watching the single worst thing I have ever seen. I finished it anyway, but I couldn't tell you what it was about, or why I watched it, or anything other than it made me sad, and a little angry.
Maybe it's because I've seen a LOT of terrible movies lately, but I thought this was really good! I'm not a big fan of the handheld-style, and it didn't seem necessary here, but the characters really took me for a ride with them and I happily went. Really great, emotional, fun.
Audrey Hepburn saying (of herself) "How can you possibly make a model out of that?" is laughable, but aside from having to accept this beautiful creature as an uggo, it was a fun movie with great dance numbers and catchy songs.
If you tell someone the movie is about a sentient lady-car who kills people, they'll probably pass. Competent writing, realistic acting, and excellent directing makes it somehow believable, suspenseful, and ultimately enjoyable. Score needs more synth, though.