Cinema Addict - 1969 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 31, 2009
Location: Tacoma, WA, USA
Bio: Like the rest of us, self-diagnosed movie snob.
|55 19%||Abducted in Plain Sight (2017) - Mar 25, 2019
"The fact that every viewer thinks that every person in this story is a complete moron is a fault of the documentary. It makes everyone look awful. They might be, but it doesn’t allow the viewer to come to their own conclusions."
|62 29%||Blue Thunder (1983) - Mar 25, 2019
"A surveillance-thriller with a great cast for half of the running time, followed by a bonkers helicopter chase through Los Angeles. The finale is worth the work it takes to get through a pretty bad script."
|84 83%||Us (2019) - Mar 23, 2019
"Jordan Peele takes the inherent unsettling nature of uncanny valley and makes it a whole film. Of course, this is just the backbone as the rest of the film is full of metaphor, humor, terror, and a soundtrack that is astonishing. I could watch Lupita Nyong’o do this all day. Invigorating."
|65 35%||Jennifer 8 (1992) - Mar 21, 2019
"A fairly throwaway thriller mainly due its plot. An "event" happens over an hour in, which derails the procedural in a bland sort of way. The better parts of the film lay in its cast and their performance which are fun to watch. "
|65 35%||Riki-Oh: The Story of Ricky (1991) - Mar 20, 2019
"Somewhere between the exploding heads, the meat grinders, the crazy dubbing, the nonsensical plot, and the eye mints is a simple flautist who doesn’t want to be choked out by a foe's intestines. It is the simple things in life"
|60 25%||Captain Marvel (2019) - Mar 17, 2019
"Most of what enjoyed about Captain Marvel came with Brie Larsen's performance. I like her take on the character as an angry, I've-got-something-to-prove hero that takes each slight against her like a punch to the face. I hope viewers take to heart what she is putting down and find it, at least a little, inspirational. That being said, the rest of the movie is probably a below average origins story. The action is confusing and the plot is fine to bad."
|70 45%||Triple Frontier (2019) - Mar 17, 2019
"What starts as a middle-aged dad fantasy (the boys are back in town!) turns into a Michael-Mann-lite procedural, and then finally a critique on greed and the American military. There isn’t a lot of meat on the bones, but the film is slick as hell and the cast is very fun to watch. Wish I had seen this in the big screen."
|82 77%||For All Mankind (1989) - Mar 14, 2019
"Pretty spectacular. The Eno score, the lack of talking heads, and the often mundane tasks captured on film make the documentary a pure look into humanity’s greatest achievement."
|45 11%||Hell Fest (2018) - Mar 13, 2019
"While the sets and costumes are pretty incredible, Hell Fear gains a bunch of scares consisting of a character just staring at his victims and turning his head slowly. Great aesthetic with a pretty average execution."
|50 14%||Jupiter Ascending (2015) - Mar 12, 2019
"This is not nearly as bad as advertised but it is just as silly. As long as you go in with the expectation that their will be camp, then everything is pretty fun. The script is the biggest problem for me as jumps around without care. Redmayne is...something else. He makes a few choices and then just runs with it. The Wachowskis make films that they want to see, which is commendable."