Cinema Addict - 1979 Rankings
Member Since: Jul 26, 2008
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I like spontaneous human combustion. So there. Anything 51 and up is a recommendation, meaning you aren't wasting your time seeing it. Anything between 51-79 ranges from mediocre to very good. Anything 80+ is what I call a "Great Movie" and it's a must-see and is awesome to various degrees. Anything that's a 50 is something that I'm a fence sitter on (meaning I'm too useless to actually be able to make up my god damn mind) so it could go either way. 49 and under means you should avoid. Under 10 means I was probably raped by the movie or, at the very least, fondled. Despite the effort I've put into explaining my rating system, numbers are fairly often chosen at random (well, maybe my gut feeling) so I might actually like a movie I rated 75 more than an 85, I just really can't be bothered to go back and constantly re-do my ratings. I'm a busy man, I have jacking off to do. Cheers.
|85 T8||The Edge of Seventeen (2016) - Apr 22, 2017
"I think this could go down as one of the better films of its type in the last decade or so, a real surprise for me. It doesn't do anything new but it's funny and comes across as genuine. It's also not afraid to make some edgy jokes. Steinfeld is a gem here, putting it on her back. A charming coming-of-age flick."
|25 T1||Fist Fight (2017) - Apr 22, 2017
"There's a good message in here about school funding and whatnot, but it's not a good movie. A couple of the jokes actually worked for me but the rest of it was a slog. Doesn't help that none of the characters are interesting."
|80 T6||Get Out (2017) - Apr 22, 2017
"I'm not a Peele fan, but he took something that could have just been silly and made it compelling. The best part is the build, which lasts most of the movie, because it throws in a little comedy but is ultimately intense and creepy, without relying on jump scares. The last act didn't do it for me as much, and sometimes the script lacked polish as a whole, but it did end with a great line. Well acted, good atmosphere, strong directorial sense... not a masterpiece but damn good, almost an 85."
|5 T1||Fateful Findings (2013) - Apr 17, 2017
"Laptop Destroying Simulator 2013. This is my first Breen. Obviously it's so bad it's entertaining HACKING, but it's not quite the room for me HACKING because there are some scenes that go on way too HACKING long and I got a little bored. If he edited it down a little bit this would be so much HACKING better. Terrible acting, scenes don't flow into one another, there's no reason why this is a paranormal political drama thriller, and the HACKING suicides are funny. HACKING. Funny."
|70 T4||Sully (2016) - Apr 16, 2017
"I liked it more than I thought I would, considering I had no interest in seeing it. It went by surprisingly fast, Hanks was good and Eastwood shows once again that he's a great director. Not astonishing stuff here by any means, but it's emotional and interesting."
|80 T6||Citizen Kane (1941) - Apr 15, 2017
"I loved how the beginning felt like a horror movie until the news reel part started. I greatly enjoy deep focus cinematographyso there are a lot of iconic scenes in that regard. I respect the hell out of how Welles meshed together so many different aspects, whether they were all original or not. It deserves its status, but from an enjoyment perspective, I'm not going to lie and say I was engaged all the time just because it's the GOAT film. I was often entertained, but not always."
|90 T9||My Dad Is 100 Years Old (2005) - Apr 14, 2017
"Maddin gives us a creative documentary where Rossellini works through her feelings for her father and his movies. It could have just been a documentary where she sits there merely talking, but this is more because of the directorial prowess of Maddin and the writing of Rossellini. Watching her act as different important figures in the industry in order to debate her fathers' work was pretty riveting stuff, and definitely a fresh take on this kind of documentary. "
|90 T9||Jane LA (2014) - Apr 14, 2017
"I really dug this. I mean, it goes exactly as it says, but Landis crafted a creepy movie about a villain who isn't so typical; she's a sweet, pretty girl who comes across as merely eccentric, but then she is doing this thing (making a bomb to set off in a popular area to make people appreciate life) which is straight up Jigsaw evil. There's no maniacal laughter, just her, though her smile at the end is gleeful and terrifying, but not over the top. "
|40 T2||Morgan and Destiny's Eleventeenth Date: The Zeppelin Zoo (2010) - Apr 14, 2017
"Props for the visual style, can't at all get behind the narration, which uses big words all the time in an effort to seem smart. Speaking gigantic words really fast doesn't hide the fact that the plot is incredibly simplistic. It's a shame though, without the awful narration this could be decent at the very least."
|90 T9||The Death and Return of Superman (2011) - Apr 14, 2017
"These Max Landis videos where he just goes off on some story like this are really entertaining because he has the right personality to make something so zany, fast-paced and educational. This isn't quite Wrestling Isn't Wrestling but that might be because I was more invested in the subject matter of Wrestling. "