Adam has written 7 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • 21 Jump Street

    21 Jump Street

    ★★★½

    I think I've watched this 4 or 5 times in the last year. I just can't stop laughing.

  • The Man from Nowhere

    The Man from Nowhere

    ★★★½

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    You only live for tomorrow. The ones that live for tomorrow get fucked by the ones living for today. I only live for today. I'll show you just how fucked up that can be.

  • True Legend

    True Legend

    ★★★½

    Whoa.. I was not expecting this to be so awesome!

    Take one part House of Flying Daggers and another part Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon and then add some of the best choreographed fight scenes you've seen since Jet Li was still making legitimate martial arts films and you've got True Legend.

    Also, I'm in love with the amazing Michelle Yeoh. Every film she is in turns to gold.

  • Black Christmas

    Black Christmas

    ★★★½

    YES. I can see why this movie is considered a horror classic.

    Olivia Hussey as Jess is great. I loved Barb's (Margot Kidder) drunken rant in front of Clare's father about her probably being dead. I adored the voice of "Billy" and his phone calls. The best part about this movie is the ambiguous ending. Today's audiences would not stand for this kind of ending, which is a big reason why I am such a huge fan of pre-90s horror films. The credits abruptly roll and nothing is wrapped up with a pretty bow like movie endings generally are today.

  • From Dusk Till Dawn

    From Dusk Till Dawn

    ★★★½

    One of Robert Rodriguez's best. In fact, this movie probably contributed to me becoming a horror genre fan when I first saw it at the age of 13. Tom Savini! Creepy sex offender Quentin! Bad ass priest Harvey Keitel! Cheech Marin playing like 3 different characters! "I may be a bastard, but I'm not a fucking bastard."

  • Wreck-It Ralph

    Wreck-It Ralph

    ★★★½

    This movie was so much more than I thought it would be. I know it's a kid's movie, but I'm 29 years old and still loved it. It had a good story and was really well done. I didn't realize that Vanellope was Sarah Silverman until I saw the credits. John C. Reilly was good as well and Alan Tudyk was cracking me up.

  • Lawless

    Lawless

    ★★★½

    I really enjoyed this movie. It's a period-piece crime drama set during Prohibition. Guy Pearce stole this for me as well; he was terrifying and awesome. Tom Hardy was really good too-- soft spoken yet menacing. And boy, he took a beating in this as well. I still hate Shia LaBeouf, though, and his character in this movie was just an annoying pussy ass bitch, so that didn't help his case either.