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  • Frozen 2013

    ★★½ Added

    I'm not in this movie's demographic, so bump up the rating a star or two if you're a young girl, wee tot, or fan of modern Broadway musical stylings. I figured my pop culture knowledge is incomplete without at least one viewing of "Frozen", since it's now the highest grossing animated film of all time. But at best it was a passable timekiller, for me personally.

    I enjoyed watching Elsa use her magic ice powers, and how they progressively got…

  • Grudge Match 2013

    Added

    Lured by the rare sight of Robert "Raging Bull" DeNiro back in the boxing ring, viewers are treated to jokes about horse piss and moobs. And so much product placement, one almost expects to get paid for watching it. "Grudge Match" is an endurance test of badly scripted jokes savagely battling it out with badly improvised jokes. Who on earth decided Kevin Hart was funny? He might do well in stand up, but he's mind bendingly terrible in this one.…

  • Killer Joe 2011

    ★★★½ Added

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

  • Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979

    ★★★½ Added

    Is this all that I am? Is there nothing more?

    I've always liked this film, though it is problematic and understandable why others wouldn't. The main problem is poor pacing. It's glacially slow, especially when compared to the current J. J. Abrams movies. It's also very self serious. It's a good half hour until the first attempts at humor. But the serious tone is a positive in some ways. Combined with the great special effects and high production value, it's…

  • Nurse 3-D 2013

    ★★ Added

    "Nurse 3-D" was reportedly inspired by the photographic work of a movie marketer, so that explains the best part of the whole film: the different posters. The posters are truly awesome, and I wish I could report the movie was the same. Unfortunately, for some reason the movie is fairly tame visually, and nearly insubstantial when it comes to story. It's a real disappointment.

    I was on this movie's side and hoping for some gruesome b-movie fun. There is a…

  • Captain America: The First Avenger 2011

    ★★★½ Added

    I suppose I was expecting a lot more on my first watch and ended up being disappointed, but on a rewatch I found "Captain America" solidly entertaining. I still don't think it's the greatest movie in the world, and most of my criticisms in my first review hold up, I believe. But it was a well made, entertaining movie overall.

  • The Little Rascals Save the Day 2014

    ★★★★★ Added

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

  • American Hustle 2013

    ★★ Added

    Improved a bit at the end as the main story line wrapped up, but I found the immensely popular "American Hustle" too overcooked for my taste. Again, I'm way out of the mainstream opinion on this one. Most people love it.

    Despite not really enjoying it, there's still a good cast and some great performances. I enjoyed Christian Bale's acting, and Jennifer Lawrence also did a fine job with her unlikable and stupid character. She's a good actress, and there…

  • Gleason 2002

    ★★★★½ Added

    Surprisingly high production value for a television movie, and an extraordinary performance by Brad Garrett. He's always real and natural in the offstage moments, but when he's in front of the camera, he really turns it up a notch and becomes a dead-on recreation of Jackie Gleason.

    It's an amazing job of acting. It's hard to replicate anyone, much less a unique individual and talent, but Garrett is just flat out great. He brings the right amount of himself to…

  • Cheap Thrills 2013

    ★★★½ Added

    Enjoyable if unexceptional, but above average for a movie of its type. Gets off to a very good start, setting up the main character's predicament swiftly and with skill. Pretty good acting all around, led by an excellent David Koechner. He's able to be a cold villain without being cartoonishly evil. Good direction and pretty good pacing too.

    Avoids some cliches with skill and humor, and there's a lot of spirit in the production. It feels like they were all…

  • Observe and Report 2009

    ★★★★ Added

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

  • The Departed 2006

    ★★★ Added

    Really mixed feelings about this one. Viewed as an A movie, it's way overrated and flawed, but as a B movie timekiller it's a fairly entertaining pulpy crime thriller with a star-studded cast that seems to be enjoying themselves. High expectations hurt this movie, and low expectations help.

    I like some of the action, and characters double crossing each other is almost always entertaining. There's a pretty good pace as the film propels itself forward at a fair speed. All…