Cinema Addict - 2010 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.
|60 T3||War Machine (2017) - May 26, 2017
"It's decent and interesting but falls flat in some ways. Doesn't have a whole lot of life to it, nor is it that funny for something that is supposed to be a dramedy. But still worth a watch if you want something that subverts some war movie conventions."
|60 T3||Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (2017) - May 26, 2017
"Having only seen the first two, I don't really suffer from the same fatigue that some might. In short this is just a fun little adventure. That's it; nothing more, nothing less. The one criticism I have is that while the first one (which is far superior) was long, it didn't FEEL long. This is actually shorter I think but it needed to be trimmed. If you tighten this up it's a lot more thrilling. I do like the water physics that the ghost hair has. "
|75 T5||Personal Shopper (2016) - May 25, 2017
"I appreciate the genre flipping; making a drama/ghost story/horror/stalker film is interesting. This may have been the only way to make a movie about a personal shopper intriguing. Stewart gives a great performance (obligatory tits x2 shoutout because male), and I enjoy the pacing. It doesn't amaze me, and the ambiguity may have impressed many, but it's still relatively straightforward by the end, without coming out and beating us over the head with it. I enjoy endings like this. "
|80 T6||Alien: Covenant (2017) - May 24, 2017
"It doesn't really add much to the formula but I was never bored. It's not as good as the first two, but it's still a great time, and a good step in the right direction for the franchise. Excellent visuals/character/ship design, cinematography; plot may bore some since it's pretty heavy on Prometheus lore, but I wasn't bored with that either. The last few minutes were fine, but final bridge to get to the very end left me a little cold. I also felt they did the Xenomorphs just a teeny bit dirty."
|45 T2||Raw (2017) - May 23, 2017
"Not as gross as you'll think it's going to be going in, which is actually okay with me because I'm not a gore hound. I almost gave this a passing grade but I can't because while I think Marillier is fine in her role, the film feels dishonest; there were times where they just put Justine in contrived situations to further her cannibalistic tendencies. Some of them were cheesy, and the coming-of-age aspects were sub-par. There were good parts scattered throughout, but I felt cold. Fake depth."
|90 T9||John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) - May 23, 2017
"I might make the argument that despite rating them the same, this is a little better than the first. The first had the novelty of being a big surprise, but this ups it in the sense that there is a bigger threat (spoiler: all those other killers being let loose on him). It's more of the same, which is great; excellent mixture of gun and martial arts violence, little details like how he "jabs" his gun to be more aggressive are still there. Awesome."
|70 T4||Free Fire (2016) - May 23, 2017
"I certainly enjoyed it. It's basically Mad Max for shootouts, as has been said in here already, and in this it basically succeeds. There are some good laughs and gore; it's a fittingly ugly film where people spend most of it shooting at each other, hitting all kinds of limbs and then crawling around on the floor after they've been shot themselves. I think it loses some of its luster after a while, but as a simple genre piece it's fun and worth a view, especially to see a solid cast."
|60 T3||Mindhorn (2016) - May 22, 2017
"Some good silly jokes here and there. Barratt puts in a convincing role as the washed-up actor of Mindhorn, making it a pretty fun ride while not being memorable in the least."
|55 T2||Kill Switch (2017) - May 22, 2017
"The core concept is neat enough, but it's not done especially well. Most of it is seen in first-person perspective, which is still a novelty in film, so until it becomes used more it gives scenes a more unique look, much like a first-person shooter. The gamer in me likes how the action unfolds in that view, but I also found that the acting seemed more stunted in that view, not that it was great to begin with; good, but nothing more. An okay sci-fi flick to pass some time."
|85 T8||The Red Pill (2016) - May 21, 2017
"While it probably leans more towards MRA, that just makes sense considering the theme is that nobody gives a fuck about men issues. That's what makes it sad, the silence of conversation, people suffering with no one to help. For those not in the know it's enlightening, backed by stats. But even if you know this stuff, Jaye's own journey from her feminist roots is just as interesting, showcasing her own inner struggles concerning what she is learning. "