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Matt has written 28 reviews for films rated .

  • Fun Mom Dinner

    Fun Mom Dinner

    About as much thought went into the script as was the title.

  • Anastasia

    Anastasia

    Trying to catch up on missed Ingrid Bergmen performances, but, whew, I wish this had stayed missed. A creaky movie that has aged terribly to the point I can't see how this was initially positively regarded. Both leads are horribly miscast, and truthfully the best casting in the world couldn't have this clunky relic.

  • Raising Cain

    Raising Cain

    Not only among the lesser Depalma movies, but perhaps the most least.

  • The Mermaid

    The Mermaid

    Well, now I understand how China made Warcraft (the movie) a hit, if this is what tops the all-time Chinese box office. I know that's not fair, look at Transformers or POTC movies here. But yikes, there is nothing competent on display in The Mermaid, it feels like on of our worst DTV video releases. The acting, writing, special effects, and directing is all terrible. It's too bad as I've enjoyed Stephen Chow's Kung Fu Hustle and Journey to the West in the past. I just don't get this one, and what the people of China saw in this.

  • Independence Day: Resurgence

    Independence Day: Resurgence

    Mostly a piece of shit. The one thing I thought wasn't totally horrible was the science fiction ideas it brings up (but fails to do anything with). The characters are garbage, as is the plot (the actual story could have been better with more thought). Of course the dumbest part of the plot is in how the aliens just want to harvest our planet's core for resources, when there are basically infinite (uninhabited, non-combative) planets in the universe for them…

  • Cell

    Cell

    The airport scene is a little fun, but everything else is pretty terrible. SLJ deserves much, much better; John Cusack is usually pretty good, but I feel he's been phoning it in the last few years or so, and adds very little here. The story becomes a mess, mostly from trying to directly translate King to the screen. Every character and interaction comes across very weak emotionally, which leaves it very hard to give any kind of shits about any of the characters.

  • Tango & Cash

    Tango & Cash

    Every 80's and early 90's action cliche is on display in spades in this. Mixed with a HEAVY dose of 80' cheese, and you'd think you might have a cult classic of badness. I don't know, I watched it alone, perhaps watching this and laughing at it with friends is a rewarding cinematic experience for Tango & Cash; if so it's the only conceivable way I can see getting any enjoyment out of this terrible movie.

  • Hot Tub Time Machine 2

    Hot Tub Time Machine 2

    Whew, what a load of crap. They didn't even try. While the first was no comedy masterpiece, it looks like one in comparison to this. Much more mean spirited, and everyone's just so unlikable that I couldn't begin to get into it. Talk about a soulless cash grab.

  • Berberian Sound Studio

    Berberian Sound Studio

    Didn't enjoy this at all. However, I am missing having seen all of the movies Berberian Sound Studio is supposedly paying reference to, so I might be missing out on that experience. Still not a great experience for me.

  • The Comedy

    The Comedy

    Really just a slog to get through. The type of story has been done to death, and there's very little to hold anyone's interest.

  • Jurassic World

    Jurassic World

    I kind of hated this movie. Everything, just about everything is handled poorly in this film. The characters, the acting, the dialogue, the plot and story, film logic, even the goddamn score, and all of the ideas presented are all wrong. The direction doesn't seem to be the problem, but it's hard to tell with so many other problems, especially working off a terrible script. I guess I'll start with the characters; they're all a joke. The two brothers are…

  • Entourage

    Entourage

    An ugly film, and that's coming from a fan of the TV series. Why do they think they need a movie to a popular tv series, just make another season of the show. The movie's like what, three episodes worth of screentime? And that's what much of the film feels like, three episodes hastily put together. The TV series was never what I'd call a good show, but it was mostly entertaining; kind of the equivalent to a cheesy 90's…