Cinema Addict - 2298 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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|65 42%||Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) - May 24, 2019
"Literally my first encounter with Pokémon. My son wanted to see it and he was kind enough to go to Big Trouble in Little China with me so I wanted to return the favor. The trailer plays up all of the humor that is in the film, but it feels fairly sparse throughout the entirety of the picture. Some very serious emotional themes make this a somewhat less whimsical experience than perceived. Good world building though and a decent mystery. Now how do I invest full paychecks into this phenomenon?"
|65 42%||16 Blocks (2006) - May 15, 2019
"Mos Def sounds like my soul feels. Why my soul feels like its nuts are in a vice is anyone’s guess. "
|55 25%||Men of Honor (2000) - May 14, 2019
"Overwrought prequel to Armageddon. Look for it. Find it. Boom! That's the joke."
|60 34%||Madman (1982) - May 13, 2019
"The intro is a bizarro expository song cut with prophetic images of murders to come. It’s pretty stupid and also kind of amazing. There’s a lot of scenes of something in the background moving and I always love that. There’s also wooden acting and dum-dum decisions that halter the enjoyment almost as much as the even more bizarro “creature” design and added sounds that include animalistic what-ing. I had fun. I think. "
|80 84%||Say Anything... (1989) - May 08, 2019
"If you were Diane Court would you honestly fall for Lloyd? Yeah. I didn't much care for this when I was younger but it hit all the right notes when I saw it last year with a Q&A from Cusack himself. This works as a very interesting prequel to Grosse Pointe Blank, assuming he freaks out, leaves her in Europe and joins the army."
|15 1%||The Garbage Pail Kids Movie (1987) - May 08, 2019
"As the madness that is this film went on there began to form an interesting idea of these really gross “kids” seeing through the ways beautiful people use moderately attractive people to do their bidding in a way that moderately attractive people never could. Then Windy Winston farted so hard a man passed out. The Garbage Pail Kids are always talking. Always. Like insane chatter from all of them every time they’re on screen. Yes, I recommend it. "
|69 53%||All the Colors of the Dark (1972) - May 07, 2019
"Don’t start this one lying down. Full wtf imagery on entry. Does the Rosemary’s Baby thing (as Pickle_Man cleverly noted) then calms down a bit too much before the twists can turn and twist into turns. Well directed and acted, delivering exactly what I came for. "
|48 15%||Mountaintop Motel Massacre (1986) - May 07, 2019
"There were a few nice flourishes like the voices that Evelyn hears but this is too cheap to trick you into thinking it’s clever. I enjoyed the guy trying to work a threesome angle with two cousins he’s just met. Movies like this are what keep me from trying to make my own film. In my head: Upstream Color. From my hands: Mountaintop Motel Massacre. "
|69 53%||Final Exam (1981) - May 05, 2019
"A pretty interesting slasher that opens with a jaw dropper of a scene for our current climate and then spends a boatload of runtime on actual character development. Almost staggeringly bold for this genre. Once the killing starts it’s okay but then the villain catches an arrow out of the air and it’s just exactly what it should be. "
|70 59%||Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) - May 03, 2019
"I’ve always admired/hated Michael Moriarty because of The Stuff, but he is positively inspired/despicable in this roll. Larry either loved or hated New York which is evident here. Fun to see David Carradine not giving any effort. Or, regular to see David Carradine not giving any effort. "