Film Freak - 584 Film Rankings
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|51 T4||Under Siege 2: Dark Territory (1995) - May 19, 2018
"Better than I expected, mainly thanks to the surprise appearance by Big Ed in an unlikely villain role. He's genuinely the highlight here, and while Seagal's character is just a blank slate getting visual pinfalls on everyone to hammer home how cool he is (his niece putting him over as twice as good as her dad was especially funny), he barely says anything in the last two thirds. It's funny how the linear structure of a train is ignored to make everything work here. 36th film of 2018."
|72 T7||Mean Streets (1973) - May 18, 2018
"Scorsese doing his thing; good flick. The odd aside about the one guy's appreciation of Willy B and his ramblings on Tygers was a neat and bizarre side plot. 35th film of 2018."
|47 T4||Aftermath (2017) - May 17, 2018
"About 99% less violent than I expected. I was actually kept in some amount of suspense through most of the film, so I can't in good conscience give it a terrible rating, but ultimately it never goes beyond a blurb to sum up the two characters' trauma. Of course, it then culminates in the most uninteresting and unearned way possible, and the thing with the journalist character is real dumb. I thought Arnold was adequate in the role, though; seems like I'm in the minority there. 34th film of 2018."
|32 T2||Blood and Bone (2009) - May 15, 2018
"Very forgettable and self-serious, despite featuring Sapp, Kimbo, Carano and The Cat himself. The penultimate fight delivers decent action movie silliness, but the others are nothing special. The villain's gimmick of 'hates swearing, loves murder' being thrown out for no reason was a letdown, and huh at the credit scene being a big thumb up to prison molestation. Unlikable characters -- Jai White's flunkey is intolerable in the beginning -- and aimless racism aplenty here. 32nd film of 2018."
|58 T5||A League of Their Own (1992) - May 15, 2018
"Crazy cast, neat historical premise, charming enough movie. 32nd film of 2018."
|34 T3||Code of Honor (2016) - May 12, 2018
"Easily the best Seagal film since he became completely irrelevant. It's relatively ambitious, poorly acted but decidedly non Seagal-heavy, and the song playing over the credits had some rad tapping action going on. The lead actor doesn't seem like a martial arts master at all, but it was a nice change of pace to not have to watch Seagal's samey aikido fluff for more than one scene. Probably liked it more than it deserved just for how sparingly it used sensei Seagal, really. 31st film of 2018."
|90 T10||Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) - May 09, 2018
"PSI of 94's not far off--had I watched it the whole way through without a half-hour interruption before the final 20 minutes, it might've landed that high. The beginning was perfect and I was quite surprised by how much it ramped up in insanity; somehow I'd never picked up any spoilers for this despite hearing it referenced constantly. Lived up to my expectations for sure, although until just now I assumed it came out around the time of Fight Club, Memento, and Magnolia. 30th film of 2018."
|70 T7||Kodachrome (2017) - May 08, 2018
"Although Kodachrome is incredibly predictable in just about every way (you can guess the comeback quips before they happen, you know how the subplot is going to resolve, and the contents of the kodachrome film was never in doubt), it does look nice, it does have three convincing central stars, and the climactic scene (not so much the predictable denouement) got to me. Can't remember the last film that did that, so +15 for that scene alone. 29th film of 2018."
|60 T5||Pom Poko (1994) - Apr 24, 2018
"I watched this in 2015ish, I think, but forgot to log it. It was alright, but definitely the weakest Ghibli-related thing I've seen."
|34 T3||The A-Team (2010) - Apr 23, 2018
"Though the PSI is higher than I expected, the film itself falls short of my modest expectations. Its second half is about what I expected: standard popcorn fare with decent performances by the four make leads and the secondary villain. The first half, however, was atrocious. Like 10 bad trailers (for a bad movie) in a row. That + the unwatchability of the action scenes due to incompetent editing and filming and directing left a bigger impression than anything else. 28th film of 2018."