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Celluloid Junkie - 2525 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 26, 2008

Location: Canada

Age: 34

Gender: Male

Bio: I have a twitter: https://twitter.com/dayofthetyler



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.
more Recent Ratings
75 51% Coffee & Kareem (2020) - Apr 03, 2020
"Had no idea what this was until today, glad I watched it. It didn't set the golden standard for comedies by any means and there were a bunch of jokes that didn't hit... but I liked it. The jokes that worked really worked and Ed Helm is lovely as usual. Gilpin plays an unhinged person really well."
70 39% Blow the Man Down (2019) - Apr 02, 2020
"Started off really promising, felt like it was going to be more original. Ultimately it became a good murder mystery, which I'm completely okay with, but it could have been more. I liked seeing this kind of flick in a different type of setting, for the most part the acting was solid, but it lacked the kind of oomph that this kind of flick might need to put it over more. Thought the soundtrack was neat, directing was fine and I'm looking forward to seeing whatever they do next."
60 21% The Call of the Wild (2020) - Apr 02, 2020
"hotsake mentioned how it feels sanitized and that's a good way of putting it. But hey, I'm simple: put an animal in a movie and I feel for it immediately (probably more than I do for humans, honestly). And that's the good part, I felt very emotional during it and that helps me forgive the fact that the rest of the movie is not memorable. But I have a hard time not recommending a movie that makes me feel this much, unless it feels manipulative... which this does not."
65 27% Big Time Adolescence (2019) - Mar 29, 2020
"It's fine all across the board but doesn't do a whole lot to separate itself in the coming-of-age genre. It's not as funny as some, nor as emotional as others; it exists in this in-between space where I can't think of anything substantial to criticize it about but I also can't think of anything to deride it for. Sure, it could be funnier since it's a comedy but it was still entertaining even if the laughs didn't always hit. "
70 39% Vivarium (2019) - Mar 29, 2020
"Even if the ending was easily guessed after a certain point I still enjoyed the ride because it was sufficiently weird with a cool idea. Despite the fact that the visuals are samey (given the premise) I thought it was still interesting in that sense. Good use of colours and composition in order to make it endearingly drab. Poots was the star here but Eisenberg was good too. Could have been done better but the mystery of the whole thing was enough to make me want to watch it unfold."
80 65% The Way Back (2020) - Mar 25, 2020
"While watching I couldn't help but think about how personal this felt because of Affleck's alcoholism. He was really great in this and I hope people remember the performance at the end of the year for consideration at the very least. Aside from that it does follow a certain set of rules that the genre lives by but hey, I just like when a story is told well... and this one was. Hit the emotional highs and lows; did a good job of demonstrating addiction/destruction; had heart; not boring."
70 39% Bloodshot (2020) - Mar 24, 2020
"I liked it. A couple decent plot twists and some fun action. Sure, the villain is just another corporate shithead which we see all the time in movies, but it didn't bother me that much. It's always hard to feel for Diesel because he's just not a good actor, but I didn't need to because what he is going through is easy to feel for. I suppose in a lot of ways this is disposable but I had a good time, much better than expected, so I'd say it's good."
80 65% Onward (2020) - Mar 23, 2020
"You can really tell how deeply personal this one is. Pixar almost always hits you hard but this one got me really bad, and I enjoy how it didn't take an easy road but giving us the exact happy ending that most people would expect. Still a touching ending, but just different. Besides that it's fun but the ground it covers is not as good as some other Pixar: it's not as funny as some, not as exciting as others, etc. Still a great flick, though admittedly it was a 75 until I was hit with feels."
75 51% The Invisible Man (2020) - Mar 23, 2020
"You can run the risk of things looking silly when you put an invisible man on screen terrorizing people. It fell victim to that a couple times but for the most part it was well done with a great sense of atmosphere and tension. Definitely more psychological thriller than horror movie, I appreciated that. It's not amazing in any way but it's also not bad in any substantial way. Haunting score, good performances, some nice twists and turns. Ended up enjoying it more than anticipated."
70 39% Emma. (2020) - Mar 22, 2020
"Taylor-Joy as usual is quite good here and there's some good comedy scattered throughout. I would say that the comedy hit more effectively than the drama. This isn't really a "me" movie but I did enjoy it--I just don't have a lot to say about it because I think it was finely made in all respects but didn't go beyond that."