Recent movie reviews/ratings thread
oh yeah, his art is Fashion Photography, but don't let that deter you!
young adult - 8/10
tinker toy tailor spy - 9/10
the descendants - good performances, okay movie. judy greer is especially great. and wouldn't you know he decides against making millions of dollars in the end? 6.5/10
He doesn't come out but he has a bit of a breakdown when asked why he goes to church every Sunday. The best scenes were near the end.
The Secret World of Arrietty - 8/10 - I wasn't very familiar with 'The Borrowers' story, but I can't imagine the live action adaptations being half as good as this. The animation was gorgeous and the story was genuinely fun and exciting. Liked it more than Ponyo and Howl's Moving Castle, but wasn't quite on par with Spirited Away.
Touching the Void - 9/10 - Incredible story. The only doc I've seen with re-enactments that are of such high quality that they greatly enhance the story telling. Stressful and emotional enough to make me feel physically tired after watching it. Makes '127 Hours' seem unnecessary.
Take Shelter - 8/10 - Michael Shannon is one of the very best working actors. Some of the most convincing and frightening dream sequences I've ever seen in a film.
I'm only reviewing movies I like :-/
ShaolinLambKiller 12/1/2011 7:44:14 PM
i haven't seen anything
2/27/2012 9:05:20 PM
BobbyBoulders 12/18/2011 5:45:59 PM
its either 'duuude, this movie was so genius and like the director invented his own camera just to film it! i mean, its literally the future' or its 'this movie is filled with pretentious fags and in real life i would hate every single one of these people because they are hipsters'. both probably have their merits. those seem to be the popular angles to play on it.
morgan has seen all the movies i've been meaning to see, and they're all good! horoay.
5/28/2012 7:56:39 PM
Notting Hill - 3/10. Why the fuck would anyone fall in love with this bitch?
The Trip - 7/10. It's such a genial and inviting movie that I'd rather choose to forget its stray dressings.
Paranormal Activity 3 - 8/10. Just a fucking master class in making movies, man. Fuck y'all, shit.
Airplane II - 4/10. There are some jokes, but there are a lot of them, and I don't play that ratio game.
Ralph Nader: An Unreasonable Man - 5.5/10. It never manages to define him. It builds him up, good and bad parts, but never manages to show what it is that created him. It needs a bat crashing through his window following the death of his parents at the hands of Crime.
Hugo. - 5/10. It's bad magic. All distraction without any sleight of hand. Such such such potential for a good story in that of George Méliès and it wastes it on squat sentimentality. It forgets its themes. Nothing connects. It's not about a love of movies, it's about some kid trying to 'fix' things. Fuck you, kid. Martin Scorcese only knows how to make unlikeable characters. Fuck him, too.
I Love You Philip Morris. - 7/10. It's fun! Critical analysis yeah!
Cave of Forgotten Dreams. - 4/10. You were boring!
Young Adullt - 6.5/10. Literalism! Everything ties in to its title and character and job description and movie poster and aiyiyiyiyiyiy. It's all a bit too much. But I can be okay with it. The problem as I see it are a lack of a consistent… presentation? I am honestly not sure if I am supposed to laugh when things happen, or if the movie thinks its ending is empowering. Maybe this shit is just really dark and that bitch crazy. I don't know.
Warrior. - 6/10. There's some honest-to-god tension in seeing two estranged brothers go at it, but: Tom Hardy plays it tight-lipped and one-note, Nick Nolte's character is all-but-forgotten, and Joel Edgerton feels the need to fight to save his idyllic two-story home. Yo, bitch? Keep your job as a teacher and buy an affordable house. It is not heroic to fight for something you don't need.
Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol - 5/10. Nobody was having fun. The set pieces deserved a better movie. Something with charm. Something where someone smiled once in a while. Roger Moore-era Bond film, where are we when we need you.
The Muppets - 7/10. Fun, enjoyable songs. Jason Segel doesn't try to be an actor, which is befuddling. Great character moments but, like all Muppets movies, not a tightly-wound plot. I hope this series someday tries to say something.
Midnight In Paris - 7.5/10. Foot loose, bordering on adorable, doesn't leave you feeling full. That is to say – it doesn't try very hard to accomplish some great task. We know where our final destination is from the outset. There are no real curves or intricacies. But it's nice. It's nice.
Bill Cunningham New York - 6.5/10. Cunningham comes off as adorable and simple. The few occasions where the filmmakers ask interesting questions to get at a little piece of depth are the best in the movie, but they're not poked at. The movie makers seem almost apologetic for having asked those questions in the first place.
The Artist - 7.5/10. The first thirty minutes is mostly notable for how well-thought out it is. Those thirty minutes, more than the movie that follows, captures the idea of these old movies as these magical things where every prop can possibly co-star. After that, it loses its ideas and meanders on and Jean Dujardin has a beautiful smile, but it doesn't make a great movie.
Paranormal Activity 3 - 8/10
Your opinion: officially negated.
leach can you review all the street dance/romance films because i like the idea but i'm just not feeling what i've seen
5/28/2012 8:35:48 PM
I've only seen Step Up 2: The Streets, friend, and they got some good dancing in that one.
5/28/2012 8:36:16 PM
Yo, Paranormal Activities 1 and 3 are solid films, log.
5/28/2012 8:36:51 PM
Motherfucker said log instead of dog.
5/28/2012 8:42:13 PM