Movie Buff - 355 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jul 15, 2018
|60 17%||Tell Me How I Die (2016) - Mar 25, 2019
"I like Virginia Gardner. I like Nathan Kress. I really, really wanted to like this movie. But, the execution does the cool concept no justice whatsoever. It's packed with pacing problems, bad editing and effects, some bad to meh acting, and a runtime that's way longer than it should be- and it feels every minute as lengthy and stretched-thin as it is. All that's a shame, too, because it could have been a good movie in better hands."
|65 45%||The Possession of Hannah Grace (2018) - Mar 24, 2019
"It may be an unpopular view, but I didn't hate this. Shay Mitchell, Kirby Johnson & Nick Thune give enjoyable performances, the effects on Hannah are pretty neat. Yes, the plot is paint-by-numbers. Yes, it's uninspired and unoriginal. But it's not the worst thing ever. The only thing truly horrible about it is some of the editing, in particular during a scene during the final act that was so jarring and strange it was almost laughable. "
|70 74%||Colette (2018) - Mar 22, 2019
"Held back by some really awful pacing in parts, it's a strong and very enjoyable film that's carried by Knightley's fantastic performance and Dominic West turning in a great one of his own. Themes of sexuality and polyamory are handled well and made interesting, and Colette's journey is one worth investing in. It's never marred by the time it's set in, or overwhelmed by it, which is another plus. "
|65 45%||Ginger Snaps (2000) - Mar 20, 2019
"The plot is questionable at best and the writing varies from surprisingly clever to almost cringey, but besides that it isn't hard to see why this movie has the following and reputation that it does. Solid performances by both leading actresses blended with moments of really great humor as well as some super well-done building of suspense and tension all combine to create an overall worthwhile watch. "
|65 45%||Friday the 13th (2009) - Mar 17, 2019
"It's more entertaining that it has any right to be, but that doesn't mean it's fantastic. For Friday fans, it's worth a watch, but it leaves a lot to be desired. The pros are a seriously scary Jason, who's also quite intelligent, a pair of likeable siblings, and a pair of comic relief pals who are actually really funny. The cons are distractingly gratuitous nudity that feels pointless, a meh ending, and fairly flat characters. "
|65 45%||Mannequin: On the Move (1991) - Mar 15, 2019
"It's dumb. Really, really dumb. But, it has a certain odd charm if you're into cheesy 80's and 90's comedy, which I happen to be. Kristy Swanson is stunning & charming, William Ragsdale gives an alright performance, and Meshach Taylor returns and also turns in a decent job. It's nothing special, and really nothing even all that good, but it's a fun little movie for what it is. "
|60 17%||Seed of Chucky (2004) - Mar 15, 2019
"It looks ugly, it's written ugly, and it absolutely reeks of early-to-mid-2000's schlock. There could have been something interesting happening with Glen's storyline, but of course (like most 2000's movies) it botched that by having all the subtlety of a mule kick to the face. Most of the humor doesn't land, and what little of it does still doesn't save it from being really, really bad. Jennifer Tilly is a treasure, as always, but beyond that it's a bleak first ending to the franchise."
|65 45%||Jason Goes to Hell: The Final Friday (1993) - Mar 11, 2019
"As a movie, it's awful. As a continuation of the Friday franchise, it's even worse. It abandons every single constant of the series and goes off in a ridiculous, random and nonsensical new direction that introduces Jason's long-lost relatives, Jason himself body-hopping, a psycho bounty hunter named Creighton, and a really. really forced romantic subplot that's hardly touched upon. But, to be quite honest, it's still more entertaining than Part 8- even if just because it's such a dumpster fire."
|60 17%||Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) - Mar 10, 2019
"In what could be called the first end to the franchise, Jason's reign of terror ends with a whimper. It's a lazy, boring movie that drags for far too long and feels longer than it is. Everything about it, from flat characters (some of whom never even get names) to a teleporting dog, a teleporting Jason, and a young Jason that spends way too much time on screen, is bad. A disappointing end to an up-and-down run for the franchise, until it was resurrected. "
|60 17%||Friday the 13th Part VII: The New Blood (1988) - Mar 06, 2019
"It's quite possibly the most boring entry in the franchise, which is only impressive considering the new protagonist was born with psychokinetic powers...because reasons. The characters have zero depth and are pure cardboard cutouts, impossible to care about. The plot is thin and messy. Jason feels decidedly wasted. A big, big step down from Part VI. "