• Saturday the 14th

    Saturday the 14th

    ★½

    The longest 75 minutes ever. Not funny and not worth your time.

  • Point Break

    Point Break

    ★★★½

    Patrick Swayze is the man in this flick! It's a fun and nostalgic movie and I understand why it is so beloved. The skydiving sequence alone is amazing, especially with Swayze doing his own stunts. Keanu is doing his usual, leaving me unsure of if I like the performance or not. I was enjoying the Tyler character until they stopped utilizing her in the story, making me care less when she finally shows back up. I feel like Pappas' demise…

  • Lake Placid vs. Anaconda

    Lake Placid vs. Anaconda

    Another bad Lake Placid movie and this one is starting to feel a bit tired, even though there were still some solid laughs.

    First of all, I have to mention the insanely too large patches that were made for the uniforms! They are truly baffling!

    The snakes added a fun aspect to the movie and the sorority plot was formulaic, but sometimes enjoyable. Yancy and Robert Englund returning seem like nothing more than trying to sell the movie and I…

  • Bunny

    Bunny

    I completely forgot about this short! I can hear the moth just from the poster!

  • Billy Elliot

    Billy Elliot

    ★★★

    Strangely all over the place, Billy Elliot is a heartfelt story that hits all the right beats to make you cry, yet still feels uneven and at times rushed. Some of the character choices were a bit unbelievable and the overall cohesion falls apart a bit by the end, but it's a touching and human story. Jamie Bell was incredible and he holds the film together.

    I can see why they turned this into a Broadway musical...

  • C'mon C'mon

    C'mon C'mon

    ★★★★

    Honey, I Shrunk the Watchlist! 19/30

    I loved C'mon, C'mon; it was one of those movies I "needed" now. A simple premise set up with an excellent situational device (the phone calls between siblings worked so well) that pulled on my emotions. Woody Norman felt real and convincing and Joaquin once again managed to feel like a new character (even if there were some hints of Her's Theodore).

    The interviews with the children could have felt like a cheap gag…

  • Old

    Old

    ★½

    One of M. Night's worst. A horrible screenplay executed with even worse blocking, staging, acting, and editing. So bad.

  • The Stepfather

    The Stepfather

    ★★½

    Don't tell him what he can't do!!

    Not very good, but still had some fun. I had no emotional connection to the entire side plot with the brother and it ends up being very Scatman Crothers in The Shining. There was also some very unnecessary nudity of a "16 year old" girl, for truly no reason.

    Regardless, I can't wait to see the second one...

  • Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins

    Treasure Island: The Adventure Begins

    Found my way to this time capsule from Expedition Theme Park's video on the Treasure Island pirate ship show and as a lover of Vegas and how it has evolved over time, I had to see this blatant Steve Wynn ad. It is fascinating to see how involved Wynn was with this, feeling like the Walt Disney of the 90's strip. I'm bummed that Vegas has shifted away from this type of themed entertainment a bit (sadly, the pirate ship show no longer runs) but I'm glad this moment in time was captured for nostalgia's sake...

  • Grizzly Man

    Grizzly Man

    ★★★★★

    Still thinking about Timothy Treadwell all these years later...

  • Death Proof

    Death Proof

    ★★★★

    Watched at the New Beverly for the 15th Anniversary! It looked beautiful in 35mm, though I was disappointed to find that the Grindhouse version omitted two very key scenes, including the lap dance.

    The ending car sequence of the movie is always ten times longer and better than I remember from the last time....

  • Planet Terror

    Planet Terror

    ★★★½

    Watched for the first time at the New Beverly for the 15th Anniversary. Was so much more than the fun leg iconography I had seen all these years!