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  • Best Night Ever 2014

    ½ Added

    Seriously, how do films from Jason Friedberg and Aaron Seltzer still allowed to get made without entire governments stepping in to stop it? You can’t tell me that there isn’t currently a force of alien invaders ready to destroy our planet because a satellite feed somehow picked up an airing of “Meet the Spartans.”

    Like all their other films, “Best Night Ever” proves that these two don’t know how to write stories or really understand how jokes work. The film…

  • Grudge Match 2013

    ★★ Added

    “Grudge Match” is a by-the-numbers, “old people trying to recapture their youth” film filled with predictable humor and a story that, out of nowhere, seems like it forgets that it was a bad sports comedy and decides to become a bad sports drama.

    “Grudge Match” has some good things about it. For example, Alan Arkin really makes the weak script and even weaker jokes work (not that such a thing is surprising, he's good at doing that) and the cast…

  • Out of the Furnace 2013

    ★★★ Added

    I love a good story of revenge and I love it even more when the story is filled with great actors acting the shit out of their roles.

    “Out of the Furnace” is a good movie that was only hampered by the fact that I felt the story had some issues with balancing what was happening in the life of Christian Bale’s character. I like that the film wanted to offer him up a rich back-story and show what happened…

  • 47 Ronin 2013

    ★★ Added

    Well, I’m not going to say that “47 Ronin” was outright terrible but it wasn’t as good as I had hoped it would have been.

    While the cast is great (and yes, I DO like Keanu Reeves), the performances all feel very subdued and downplayed and the story seems to follow suit. The film could have been a great martial arts story and a nice fictionalized version of the real life Ronin that has a nice dose of fantasy thrown…

  • The Legend of Hercules 2014

    Added

    If anything, I have to hand it to the production for making an interesting tale about a demi-god and turning into something incredibly lackluster and boring.

    Nothing about this film was interesting to me. The story moves slowly, the action is forgettable and way too tame for a tale about ancient Greece and getting the guy who plays the “dumb” jock vampire in Twilight to be your Hercules was a big mistake and an obvious instance where the producers were…

  • Disaster! - The Movie 2006

    ½ Added

    Terrible.

    Unfunny.

    Juvenile.

    There’s no other words to describe this gawd awful film. The jokes are immature to the point that even a 12 year old would think they are too beneath him to laugh at and then, to make matter worse, the joke that was lame the first time gets repeated over and over again as if to say, “Yes, you hit play on the DVD, now let’s make you suffer.”

    In reality, this film that is suppose to…

  • Philomena 2013

    ★★★★★ Added 4

    “Philomena” is one of those films that made me laugh and gush at how adorable Judi Dench is and then made me cry and weep like I just lost my favorite balloon while watching my family pet get run over by a funeral procession. The film really is just a terrifically put together drama that retells the heartbreaking story of Philomena Lee and contains amazingly excellent performances from Dench and Steve Coogan. Just an all around fantastic film.

    Hello there!…

  • Oculus 2013

    ★★ Added 2

    Really, what was I expecting from a film that was partially produced by WWE Studios and is about a scary mirror?

    “Oculus” was just a lazy movie that offered up no real mystery, scares or tension and felt like the entire running length was a padded out First Act that quickly jumps to its Third Act to deliver a predictable ending.

    The film isn’t scary in the least because of its slow pace—while a methodical approach doesn’t necessarily translate to…

  • The Raid 2 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    The first one was awesome, so how does the sequel match up?

    Pretty good, actually! While the story tends to drift a little and, like the first one, it took some time for the film to get up and get going, “The Raid 2” is still a kick-ass action film that is ready to jump out of the screen and punch you in the throat…and you appreciate it too because the action is that brutal, exciting and satisfying!

    I’m looking…

  • The Nut Job 2014

    Added

    The concept is simple and could work as an animated short but “The Nut Job” does everything it can to stretch the film into a feature length. The movie isn’t helped by it’s never ending barrage of bad and utterly failing jokes, voice actors that weren’t right for their parts and animation that looks cheap when compared to such animation giants as Pixar and DreamWorks. Yes, it’s a kid’s movie but I can’t even imagine that kids would actually find…

  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

    It’s no secret that I’m a huge comic book geek and I flip over the movie adaptations. I’m really loving what Marvel is doing with their shared cinematic universe and have gushed over every single film that has come out since “Iron Man.” When “Thor: The Dark World” came out, I went nuts for it and said that it was better than its predecessor and now, after seeing “Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” I think Marvel has once again done…

  • Odd Thomas 2013

    ★★★ Added

    “Odd Thomas” is not a great film but I found it far from bad. The tone of the film is a little chaotic as it jumps from action to dark comedy to horror to drama to love story and will bounce in-between these at random times, and Addison Timlin wasn’t very convincing as Odd’s girlfriend Stormy but Anton Yelchin was very, very good as Odd Thomas and the story (even with its uneven tone) is fun. I never read the…