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PianoSama

Cinema Addict - 1141 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 16, 2018

Location: USA

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65 48% Uncle Buck (1989) - May 07, 2021
"I wanted to like this a lot more, but I guess something about it just didn't really click with me. I found Buck to be a bit of an actual psychopath on occasion, & much of the script seemed a lot more concerned with jumping from scenario to scenario than actually putting in good character development. There are some funny moments, & the ending is sweet, but I don't fully see what all the hullabaloo is about with this one. John Candy is great as always, though, & so is Jean Louisa Kelly."
65 48% Big Trouble in Little China (1986) - May 05, 2021
"Russell's performance here is stellar & maybe my favorite of his, & the supporting cast are really doing their best, but the story is a clusterfuck of grand proportions that I kinda found hard to get into. It tries to cram so much lore, mythology, character dynamics, & other elements into 100 minutes & it just never comes together. Too many characters, too much going on. There are some really funny comedic moments though, & a lot of the visuals are fun. Worth a look, but not a personal favorite."
70 82% House (1977) - May 02, 2021
"This shouldn't work, but I think that's kind of the beauty of it. It's such a bizarre mess, but it's self-aware of that from scene one & never tries to be anything it isn't. It's got this amazingly creepy vibe & the zany stylistic choices only amplify that. The story is quite intriguing, & the writing is pleasantly clever. It's cutesy & feels like old kids TV shows in spots, but then it hits you with severed limbs & blood spraying out of the walls. I really enjoyed it. Great soundtrack, too."
70 82% Spontaneous (2020) - Apr 28, 2021
"Katherine Langford knocks it out of the park in this, & the rest of the cast certainly do their part. A fantastically weird concept that is thankfully executed to near perfection, it offers genuine laughs right alongside strong messages regarding the human condition & fragility of...well, everything. The main romance is super cute, the not-so-subtle jabs at the US government are great, & the script is very clever. A bit too predictable in parts, but that's easy to overlook. Totally worth seeing."
70 82% Insidious (2010) - Apr 25, 2021
"Elevated by Whannell's script & a stellar, star-studded cast who give their best, this is a shockingly watchable 2010's horror movie & one of the better possession movies of recent times. It's clever, well-paced, & packed with eerie atmosphere. Unfortunately, most of its spooks are of the jumpscare variety, which doesn't work for me at all, & while the final few minutes make for a legitimately great twist I'm just not a big fan of needlessly bitter endings. Still, definitely worth watching."
65 48% All of Me (1984) - Apr 20, 2021
"A solid mid-80's wacky comedy anchored by two fantastic leads in Martin & Tomlin, who build a great chemistry throughout. Victoria Tennant is excellent as well, even while her character goes in the exact direction you expect. Uneven in parts, namely through the second act, & the heroes aren't always super likeable, but all said it passes 90 minutes easy & offers plenty of humor. The ending sequence that the credits play over is really sweet. Worth a watch."
70 82% Barbie and the Rockers: Out of This World (1987) - Apr 18, 2021
"This is a total rush job, which is a shame as it easily could've ran for twice as long, but it's still pretty fun to watch through. It's ridiculous- so impossibly ridiculous- but also has some catchy tunes & the animation's not too shabby for the most part. It's also as 80's as anything can possibly be, in all the right ways, which I greatly enjoyed. One of those weird oddities of animation, but one that I wish we got more of over the years. A lot more could've been done with these characters."
60 14% U.F.O. ABDUCTION (1989) - Apr 18, 2021
"If not for the historical significance it's lucky enough to have- being one of the first found footage films ever made- I doubt this would have much of a reputation at all. It's incredibly boring, not very well acted or written, the aliens look as painfully cliche as can be, & none of the characters are likeable. The audio is terrible & so is most of the camerawork, even if part of that is by design. I'm a big found footage fan, but this annoyed the hell out of me for almost all 63 minutes."
65 48% Demolition High (1996) - Apr 16, 2021
"This is dumbest of the dumb level action shlock, but it's honestly kinda fun if taken for exactly what it is. Corey Haim is woefully (& hilariously) miscast as a gritty Bronx teen, a bunch of low-level thieves somehow get their hands on a nuclear missile, & there's out of place one-liners peppered throughout the whole script. By Wynorski standards it's a masterpiece, but by all other standards it's a silly cheesefest with enough entertaining moments to be watchable. Kills 85 minutes."
65 48% The Car (1977) - Apr 13, 2021
"Not the worst killer object movie, but not the best killer car movie either. The cast does a fine job, with Brolin & Lloyd being particularly enjoyable as the leads, & the car itself has a really cool, menacing look that works nicely. The super-serious tone works shockingly well given how campy the premise is, so props for that. A couple genuine surprises & a tightly woven script, but a few strange decisions like letting the domestic abuser live hamper it. The ending is so 70's it hurts."