Cinema Addict - 2130 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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|64 41%||In the Valley of Elah (2007) - Aug 10, 2018
"The most somber version of the "Give me back my son!" genre. A sort of mishmash of Ransom, Conspiracy Theory, We Were Soldiers, Edge of Darkness, The Patriot, The Bounty and Chicken Run. Well, not Chicken Run. Otherwise that's actually a little accurate."
|82 87%||Day for Night (1973) - Aug 10, 2018
"I had a friend that borrowed my copy of From Dusk til Dawn on dvd and managed to put in the wrong disc. The next day he told me it sucked and when prodded revealed he'd watched the Full Tilt Boogie documentary of the making of the film for half an hour before he gave up. I guess that's unrelated. Doesn't feel like it though."
|70 59%||American Gangster (2007) - Aug 09, 2018
"I wouldn't put this anywhere near the top of gangster movies, but I would put it next to Scarface. Zing! Better than Black Mass, on par with A Bronx Tale, but not quite as good as Oscar. One of those is bunk."
|73 68%||Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) - Aug 09, 2018
"My favorite thing about the Mission: Impossible series is that I couldn't care less about Ethan Hunt as a character. In the last one I don't remember them making any mention of his wife because who would care anyway? Is she a secure building he needs to break into? Is she a daring chase that needs to take place? No, so I don't care about her. This one gets bogged down a bit at the end tying the wrong loose ends together. Up until that though, this is balls to the wall action."
|65 43%||Ghosthouse (1988) - Aug 08, 2018
"Surpasses your expectations, assuming your expectations are based on the knowledge that the director of Troll 2 is behind the helm. It doesn't get much lower than that. There were enough creepy moments and I was thoroughly impressed that the tension kept up for much of the film. One jump scare even legitimately got me. Oh, no! I was really tired when I watched this, wasn't I? Recommendation off."
|70 59%||The Untouchables (1987) - Aug 08, 2018
""What did you say?" "I said your friend died screaming like a stuck Irish pig. Now you think about that when I beat the rap." Spoiler Alert: He doesn't have to think about it."
|66 45%||Jackass 3-D (2010) - Aug 07, 2018
"Every time I hear about an NFL player missing games because of turf toe, or seeing a player unable to walk off the field after what looked like a minor fall, I'm reminded of Johnny Knoxville getting flipped by a bull and hopping up like he slipped at a trampoline park."
|70 59%||Waitress (2007) - Aug 07, 2018
"Let's see, 58 plus 20%, rounding up. Yeah, this is a 70."
|75 73%||Lifeboat (1944) - Aug 06, 2018
"Lifeboat is the movie Boat Trip wasn't."
|70 59%||Triangle (2009) - Aug 06, 2018
"I don't know. It starts out on a way smaller boat than I was led to believe and I'm waiting for some sort of Talented Mr. Ripley moment and instead Ghost Ship arrives and it turns into a time loop movie where I'm ever so slowly losing my respect for each and every character and OH MY GOD THERE IS A CORNER OF SALLYS! "