Cinema Addict - 2176 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 23, 2012
Location: Madison, WI, USA
Bio: I'm going to fudge my rankings and uprank movies that are my actual favorites. My favorite movies are rarely the best in craft. And while one of my favorites may be the expertly crafted The Godfather, I'm not going to be using this unique opportunity to recommend you something you already know you should see. If you were waiting for me personally to convince you to watch Seven Samurai, you have put too much pressure on a guy that likes Michael Dudikoff films. I had previously given Ravenous an 86 when in reality it's a 75 tops. Now it's a 100. Welcome to my recommendations.
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|80 83%||Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) - Oct 17, 2018
"Jon Hamm looks like he's never had a bad time in his life. He looks like George Clooney never got married. He makes Jeff Bridges look slow and Chris Hemsworth look unseasoned. He looks like I want to feel. He looks like I think I want to feel. He's making me question my own feelings and thoughts. He looked okay."
|70 59%||Dai-Nipponjin (2007) - Oct 17, 2018
"Honest question for anyone's that seen this: Was any of that real, or is the child show feel of Super Justice at the end a reveal to what was really going on all along? What do each of the monsters represent in regards to his emotional state? Who and what was dropping the monsters into Tokyo in the first place? Is the bigger when it needs to be recurring line a thinly veiled sexual reference? I have questions about this movie."
|59 32%||Evilspeak (1981) - Oct 16, 2018
"I really thought based on the poster that I was going to be watching something that resembled The Lawnmower Man. I was mistaken. It's a Carrie clone in a lot of ways but it also occasionally delivers some gory surprises along with some nudity for those of you not sated by Clint Howard's weird big head. The General from Predator plays Sarge who goes full rapist before doing a spine breaking version of the twist."
|67 47%||Late Phases (2014) - Oct 16, 2018
"The first time you see the werewolf you know you're in trouble, but later on the movie redeems itself with a really good transformation scene. Tom Noonan is excellent in a small role. There's a speech the werewolf is giving someone where he's explaining that if you survive a werewolf attack you become one. Then the speech takes a hard turn as he reveals, "I want you to know this so that when I murder you, you'll know it's an act of compassion." I sat up at that. Not great, but fun."
|55 26%||The Convent (2000) - Oct 15, 2018
"I cannot imagine an acceptable showing of this film that doesn’t involve it being the second title on a garbage double bill screened in the theater. Seen that way, it delivered a few laughs, it’s tone was fun, and it had some nice cameos. Basically Night of the Demons but they’re all nuns. Being a demon gives you sped up shakey face for some reason. I had a great time. I would recommend this to no one. "
|65 43%||Sweet Sixteen (1983) - Oct 15, 2018
"Someone, let’s call them Bags O’Money, screened this in multiple theaters across the country. Myself and three other likeminded guys (idiots) found ourselves inexplicably witnessing this on the big screen. It opens with a topless scene by a character (not actress, thank God) announced to be 15 yrs old. Suddenly being one of four guys in the theater had a worse feel to it. The guy who screams “Andy, you Goonie!” plays a pivotal non a-hole part. They go pretty easy on assaulting police at "
|68 50%||Creep (2014) - Oct 12, 2018
"Despite being unable to watch found footage movies without thinking about angles the whole time, they managed to pull this one off well enough. I don’t fully understand how this ties into The League, but it’ll definitely add some dark undertones to Duplass’ character. The long take at the end was excellent."
|40 8%||Trouble Every Day (2001) - Oct 12, 2018
"If Viggo Mortensen ever made you so mad you wanted to punch him in the face, in that exact second he would look like Vincent Gallo. "
|75 73%||The 7th Victim (1943) - Oct 11, 2018
"Very effective noir where character's backstories seem to cut into one another. The most baffling part of the movie to me was the Cyrano character who I assumed was the actual love interest, not Dude McNobody that admits his love at the end so that we feel less bad for him after his wife...God this movie is bleak. I loved it. "
|71 64%||From Beyond the Grave (1973) - Oct 11, 2018
"Peter Cushing plays Max Von Sydow as the proprietor of a "Needful Things"esque shop. Four customers get greedy and pay the price in four tales that I enjoyed. Kevin Connor did some pretty interesting stuff when he wasn't saddled with Doug McClure. Actually, I like the Doug McClure stuff, but I'm a dumdum. This aged well. The first short was legitimately creepy. I'd say the same thing about the second, but I'd be talking directly at seeing Donald Pleasance's daughter!"