Cinema Addict - 1946 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.
|75 T5||Justice League Dark (2017) - Mar 26, 2017
"The beginning is sufficiently dark and brooding, and the way it builds into the opening credits (and that excellent song) is superb. It's never a bad movie, the action and animation are both good, but it does lose some of its oomph as it goes. The characters aren't written exceptionally well and lack depth, instead focusing on the violence, and it doesn't do a lot to make these unknown (for non-comic book fans) characters worth cheering for, but hey, it's quite entertaining."
|90 T9||Logan (2017) - Mar 02, 2017
"Best X-Men movie since X2, but this is a different beast. It's a very personal tale that manages to touch on a view different relevant issues (like immigration obviously), while throwing in enough brutal Wolverine violence to be satisfying in that way as well. Stewart and Jackman are brilliant in their roles, as they always are, so I'd rather talk about how Keen is excellent; an actress who demonstrates acting ability well beyond her years. Also, yes, very sad, perfect ending too. The X cross!"
|70 T4||Shinjuku Triad Society (1995) - Feb 19, 2017
"In a day and age where Hollywood action sequences are shaky cams and quick cuts, it was nice to see the brother v brother fight be more restrained. I really dug that, along with the last 20 minutes as a whole. I liked the music that kept playing during the final act. The rest of the movie is definitely enjoyable with a few good moments but it lost me sometimes. Still, Miike was showcasing some directorial charm here even if it's fairly average up until a certain point."
|85 T8||Life of Brian (1979) - Feb 19, 2017
"I really liked it, but it wasn't as funny as Holy Grail. Still a great satire with some memorable scenes, that's very playful and has a cohesive narrative."
|85 T8||Aliens (1986) - Feb 13, 2017
"I prefer the slow tension of the more horror-based Alien, but this is still really thrilling. It's awesome to me that a single franchise can give us one of the best horror movies of all-time and one of the better action movies. I don't love it as much as some but I can see why it's beloved. Ripley is still awesome, the atmosphere is spot on and the action is frantic and exciting. Some really sloppy acting and little flaws here and there bring it down for me, but it's still great."
|75 T5||Two & Two (2011) - Feb 05, 2017
"Simple concept, but done well. Very Orwellian (to the point that it also uses 2+2=5), but that's not bad because this kind of thing still rings true. I wasn't amazed by it despite thinking it was effective, but I will say that offing a kid like that is pretty ballsy considering so many filmmakers are discouraged from doing that."
|80 T6||American Gangster (2007) - Feb 05, 2017
"Doesn't appear to tackle its subject matter very accurately, but hey, it was a damn good crime drama. Denzel is the star in both character and performance, giving genuine life to another role in his career, and the rest of the great cast did what they had to do as well. It's put together well in almost every way; the only real problems is that the script isn't necessarily strong enough to prevent this from feeling a little bloated. You need more from a movie this long."
|70 T4||Foutaises (1989) - Feb 04, 2017
"Fun and quirky, some good gags in here. Not especially astounding but entertaining."
|85 T8||High Plains Drifter (1973) - Feb 04, 2017
"What prevents this from being amazing is just that it's slow at the beginning and a little derivative. Eastwood's character is impossible to like but when the movie ends you realize that's kind of the point: as others have noted, it's both surreal and a horror western. The plot twist is obvious, but since it's a ghost revenge tale, it makes sense that he's an unflinching bastard with a singular purpose. I also love the eerie choice of music that plays occasionally. Excellent cinematography."
|65 T3||Animal House (1978) - Jan 29, 2017
"I liked it, there's an endearing quality to the craziness on display that keeps it from being boring, but I didn't laugh nearly as much as some. It got a couple chuckles out of me but it needed more of that to be a good comedy."