• Rocky IV

    Rocky IV

    ★★★★

    Original theatrical version.

    This movie gets a lot done in 90 minutes. It's a fun watch and the montages could be the best in the series. I like that we get one that's a highlight of the events from all 4 movies, which is such an 80s Miami Vice style thing to do.

    The training montage is great & I love that in this one, we see Ivan training too. The soundtrack is my favorite by far. Vince DiCola is a…

  • Sleeping with Other People

    Sleeping with Other People

    ★★★★

    This movie is a perfect mix of legit funny moments, and some real chemistry.

    Jason Mantzoukas and Andrea Savage are couple goals. Their back and forth during the credits is amazing.

    Mousetrap. Damn.

  • Mad Max

    Mad Max

    ★★½

    I'm realizing that Mad Max: The Road Warrior is the movie that everyone remembers as being the badass one. This movie is 90 minutes and for most of that, nothing much happens.

    There's some stunts in the opening, and not much else happens until the last 15 minutes. It's surprising how tame this movie is compared to the sequel.

  • Brotherhood of the Wolf

    Brotherhood of the Wolf

    ★★★

    I hadn't seen this movie in so long, I forgot how much really happens in it. This movie is part action, drama, period piece and a horror movie.

    The fights and action scenes are still pretty good, but the few times CG shows up, it looks really rough. The practical effects on the monster aren't too bad.

    I also forgot that MONICA BELLUCCI IS IN THIS? And, there's a scene that transitions from her boobs to a mountain range.

    Yeah,…

  • Collateral

    Collateral

    ★★★★

    This movie is so fucking good.

    Tom Cruise as a terrifying hitman. Jamie Foxx as the cab driver that picks him up. It's one, unforgettable night in L.A. and it all looks great.

    I forgot how cool this movie is. So many great shots, the dialogue between Cruise and Foxx is realistic and interesting. I didn't even remember Jada Pinkett Smith being in this and a young Mark Ruffalo.

    This is one of Mann's best, one of Cruise's best and Foxx's. Just a badass movie with a great soundtrack. The night club scene alone is amazing.

  • Rambo: Last Blood

    Rambo: Last Blood

    ★★½

    Rambo + Home Alone = this.

    As the 5th & final movie in the Rambo series, this is not the finale it thinks it is. It's barely a Rambo movie, except that it's incredibly violent.

    This movie is an hour of showing us how terrible the bad guys are, to spend the last 30 minutes killing them in the most absurd ways. It's just a video game.

    Kind of forgettable movie. The Rambo from 2008 was a better ending for this…

  • Ali

    Ali

    ★★★

    I'm so conflicted on this movie. I'm a fan of Muhammad Ali, Will Smith and Michael Mann movies. But, this one still just doesn't feel right.

    I think Will Smith is doing his best but, I never felt like he WAS him. Jamie Foxx in Ray really made me think he was that person and he got lost in the role. I don't see that here.

    This movie feels unfocused. It chooses a specific time period, but feels scattered. We…

  • The Hunt for Red October

    The Hunt for Red October

    ★★★★

    John Tiernan directing Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Tim Curry, Scott Glenn and Courtney Vance?

    Good shit.

    Alec Baldwin has a great Die Hard moment, crawling in pipes with a gun in his hand, doing a perfect imitation of Connery.

  • Hannah Montana: The Movie

    Hannah Montana: The Movie

    ★★★

    I promised a friend that if she watched the Brandy/Whitney Houston Cinderella, I would watch this. A deal is a deal!

    She reviewed that movie here: letterboxd.com/littlebluebird/film/cinderella-1997/

    Now, for my part.

    I'm not the target audience for this movie. I've never been a teenage girl but, you know what? This wasn't bad.

    I didn't expect to see Vanessa Williams as Hannah's manager. I didn't expect to see her fight Tyra Banks in a store. I didn't expect to see Rascal…

  • Unforgiven

    Unforgiven

    ★★★★★

    "You just shot an unarmed man"

    "He should have armed himself if he's gonna decorate his saloon with my friend."
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    Still my favorite, (and in my opinion, the best) western ever made. Clint Eastwood, Morgan Freeman and Gene Hackman all have performances that are easily some of the best of their careers.

    Clint Eastwood as a director is so impressive. This movie has so many iconic shots, from nature scenes to just badass silhouettes, to giving a look to the camera that means "shit is about to go down."

  • Prey

    Prey

    ★★★★

    I love that this movie is set so far in the past, it has room to be a part of the series but in its own way. The cast is solid and the lead actress was perfect.

    I love a lot of the ways we discover the Predator with the characters. The Predator design is a really cool take on an older version but not too far from the classic one.

    I like that watching in Comanche is an option,…

  • Ninja: Shadow of a Tear

    Ninja: Shadow of a Tear

    ★★★

    Scott Adkins has some of the most badass kicks I've ever seen.

    This movie is a huge step up from the first one. Overall looks like they had more budget, the fights are all better and the camera holds in place to show every hit.

    Even the villains are better.
    Great time overall.