RSS feed for Americanguy
  • Michael Jackson - Beat It 1983

    ★★★★★ Added

    Dennis Rodman once wrote a book called Bad as I wanna be, and in the Beat It video MJ is as bad as he wants to be. In fact The MJ in Beat It manages to feel much badder than the MJ in "Bad" The iconic image of the red jacket. No one has touched that costume wise in any other video, Besides... MJ.

    Perfect editing and direction.

  • Michael Jackson - Jam feat. Heavy D 1993

    ★★★½ Added

    Jam is pretty good, but I always felt like it could have had a stronger concept. Still you get the best in the world of Basketball meeting the best in the world of song and dance. Michael Jordan and Michael Jackson. Not only do you have two MJs on set, but in the form of Kris Kross you have two guys named Chris on set as well. Which might have been a nightmare to direct if they had more than a cameo. Always liked Heavy Ds rap bit in here.

  • Michael Jackson - Scream feat. Janet Jackson 1995

    ★★★★★ Added

    Scream is old, but it still looks fresh, good and appealing. Just a beautiful video. High budgets make me angry, but when I look at this video and its lasting impression on me I feel like they got their moneys worth, really in comparison to so many other non memorable high budgeted projects.

    MJ kills it in every freestyle moment. His dancing in that silver outfit in front of the moon is great. That's Mozart, Chopin and Bach at work.…

  • Spiders 2013

    ★½ Added

    UHHHH
    WELL
    THE 3D WAS NICE
    If you're in the mood for the most basic spider B movie, everyone was probably there just for the check.
    UM
    Yeah

  • Devil Dog: The Hound of Hell 1978

    ★★★ Added

    The Devil Dog is a made for TV horror cult classic. A family gets a possessed puppy and it well...possesses them one by one. It would seem totally absurd(sometimes it does) but its well acted by the cast.
    Some of the directing choices seem like they took cues from The Omen. This also reminded me of "Invitation to hell" You know that TV movie where Susan Lucci runs a country club that's a gateway to...hell.

    I decided I'd relive this…

  • Oculus 2013

    ★★★★½ Watched 17 Aug, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • The Raid 2011

    ★★★★ Added

    Think Dredd with the most seriously insane fight choreography I have ever seen. I just know a lot of people got hurt during the film of this movie. Bad guys and good guys are dispatched in all sorts of ways, tense and unflinching, the tagline should say feel every hit.

  • Winter's Tale 2014

    ★★★★ Added

    I really enjoyed this, its pretty much my life philosophy in a film though. All of the emotional parts worked on me :[ so I was basically needing Kleenex 3 or 4 times. My favorite Colin Farrell role so far. Solid casting. Wasn't expecting a certain big name actor to show up as Lucifer, so that tickled me. Russell Crowe kind of seemed like he was channeling Anthony Hopkins to me.

  • Dawn of the Planet of the Apes 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    The Planet of the Apes has always been such a wonderful piece of science fiction and while watching my mind races about the possibilities of where they could take this. I was initially disappointed they were not continuing the Tim Burton film. After I saw Rise that made it all better. This movie really had an epic feel. The theater was a bit chilly when I was watching this. I could not tell if the goose bumps were coming from…

  • The Princess Bride 1987

    ★★★★ Added

    Not going to even lie I didn't know that old guy was Billy Crystal! Fantastic.

    Just a very fun flick with likable characters. Great casting. Would have liked to see Andre The Giant in more roles.

    The Fred Savage parts really made me nostalgic. His room is full of Chicago Bears stuff. He has a Refrigerator Perry poster and is wearing the football jersey of the late great Walter Payton. That team was a very special team. I'm still waiting for Disney to make a movie about them.

  • Gone 2006

    ★★★ Added

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

  • Sparkle 2012

    ★★½ Added

    This feels like a generic version of much better music films. Maybe when the original film was new these concepts hadn't been over explored. Today it just feels like cliché after cliché. The music was decent. The acting was just there, decent enough, but much like the song giving him something he can feel. I wanted to feel more about what was happening on the screen and I never made that connection. Nice seeing Whitney again.