RSS feed for Eli
  • Righteous Kill

    Righteous Kill 2008

    ★★★½ Watched 23 Jun, 2015 2

    Al Pacino not once made a long winded speech at the top of his lungs, nor did Robert DeNiro make hamfisted jokes with a funny face. This alone made me remember "the good ole days" and made the movie worth it to me, it was just disappointing that they weren't given more to work with. I can't help but feel that in a better writer/director's hands, this could have been a great film.

  • Black Rain

    Black Rain 1989

    ★★★ Watched 21 Jun, 2015

    Just your average 80s/90s action movie. Look at that VHS cover and you'll know all you need to. Michael Douglas is a cop. On a motorcycle. In Japan.

  • Free the Nipple

    Free the Nipple 2014

    ★½ Watched 20 Jun, 2015

    I've seen pornos with better storylines. Nice to see they delivered on all the nipples though.

  • The Terminator

    The Terminator 1984

    ★★★★★ Rewatched 14 Jun, 2015 1

    I never thought I'd get to see this on the big screen, but when I saw a cinema had it, I jumped at the chance. I've seen Terminator countless times, but this almost felt like I was watching it for the first time again. My heart was racing throughout the chase scenes and the sound effects were amazing. I didn't think it was possible to love this movie anymore than I already do.

  • Heatstroke

    Heatstroke 2013

    ★★½ Watched 06 Jun, 2015

    About the only reason I watched this was for Maisie Williams, and her attempt at an American accent was entertaining enough, but the rest of the film fell flat. There should have either been more action, or more characterization, or more story. We just got sort of a bare-bones movie.
    I kept hoping for the hyenas to eat someone, anyone, but it never came.

  • A Good Marriage

    A Good Marriage 2014

    ★★½ Watched 06 Jun, 2015

    This was entertaining enough for a lazy Saturday afternoon watch. Just don't expect too much from it. I'm not sure what happened to Joan Allen's face, but her acting is still phenomenal.

  • Miss Meadows

    Miss Meadows 2014

    ★★★½ Watched 04 Jun, 2015

    Katie Holmes' innocent look and demeanor definitely sealed this role for me. Her character fully believed that she was pure, and that's what justified her. It was also nice to see that the violence was never really gratuitous, although I do wish there had been more deaths. The film never explored exactly what her limit was.

    I wish Miss Meadows was my substitute teacher.

  • Zombeavers

    Zombeavers 2014

    ★★★ Added

    "Filthy hairy beavers!"
    This is definitely one of those movies that's so bad it's good. And at least the filmmakers were well aware of that fact and they had a good time with the story. I'm really hoping they make a sequel, Zombees.

  • Inherent Vice

    Inherent Vice 2014

    ★★½ Watched 31 May, 2015 1

    I thought I was watching a Paul Thomas Anderson movie, instead I got a Wes Anderson movie.

  • Avengers: Age of Ultron

    Avengers: Age of Ultron 2015

    ★★★½ Watched 30 May, 2015 2

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

    This wasn't quite as good as the first, but still a pretty decent Avengers film. Even with the inclusion of several new Avengers, it never felt bogged down with too many characters. Some of the changes they made from the comics felt natural to the movie storyline. The only thing I didn't really care for was the shoehorned love story between Natasha and Bruce. Even Bruce says "are you out of your mind?"

    This might be Stan Lee's best cameo yet.

  • World War Z

    World War Z 2013

    ★★★½ Rewatched 28 May, 2015

    I watched this movie a while back and enjoyed it. One of the biggest criticisms of the movie that I saw was that it deviated from the book. Last week I listened to the audiobook of World War Z and I have to agree with those criticisms, they are two different stories. I rewatched the movie, watching the unrated version this time. I didn't really see too much of a difference between the rated and unrated versions, but it has been almost a year since I watched it originally. It's an enjoyable zombie flick and I'll probably watch it again in the future.

  • Little Hope Was Arson

    Little Hope Was Arson 2013

    ★★★½ Watched 24 May, 2015

    This was a saddening documentary about a couple guys who burned down ten churches in Texas. The filmmaker did a tremendous job of showing how each man's life brought them to this, even if the arsonists themselves didn't quite know. Both of the families were a bit frightening in their own ways. And the worst part of all of this is that the arsonists didn't get away, they got what was coming to them. And then some more. And then…