Celluloid Junkie - 2926 Rankings
Member Since: Jun 26, 2006
Bio: I like all kinds of movies, with a slight bias towards comedies, thrillers, geeky shit (sci-fi / fantasy / superheroes), and James Bond. Outside of movies I like politics, cats, Mexican food, retro video games, New York City, and the TV show Community. I dislike lizards, peanut butter, and Lars von Trier.
My blog: http://timstvtalk.blogspot.com
|5 T6||A Man Called Horse (1970) - Jul 12, 2017
"(100 Westerns Project #3:) Sort of like a poor man's The Last Samurai, I guess - dude in the 1800s gets captured by an exotic tribe of warriors, befriends his captors, takes on their culture, then eventually fights alongside them. That part is all well and engaging, though the fact that we never hear a word of understandable (or even subtitled) dialogue from most of the film's characters keeps us at a pretty major emotional distance. The gory ritual scene is definitely cool though."
|6 T7||Remember the Titans (2000) - Jun 21, 2017
"Pretty sappy and predictable but ultimately feel good story of sports and overcoming racism."
|8 T10||The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) - Jun 21, 2017
"(100 Westerns Project #1:) Really enjoyed my first John Wayne movie ever, ironically one that features him in more of a supporting role. It does have a bit of a cheap backlot sort of look to it, but the contrast in the two central men's views on civilization and law and how to solve the Liberty Valance issue makes for a consistently involving morality tale, one with an admirably bittersweet aftertaste and many memorable characters and moments."
|3 T3||Staying Alive (1983) - Jun 14, 2017
"Ahahahaha, this movie is WAY too so-bad-it's-good for me to rate it any lower than this. Stallone is legend. "Do you KNOW what I wanna do?!?! ... Strut.""
|6 T7||Saturday Night Fever (1977) - Jun 14, 2017
"How much more 70s could this movie be?! The answer is none - none more 70s. It's the ultimate time capsule of that decade in America, and fascinating in that sense alone. The soundtrack is groovin', and young Travolta just oozes charisma. I mean, it's definitely kind of cheesy though, and for a movie that isn't THAT old its very casual "eh, no big deal" attitude towards rape is SUPER uncomfortable. But overall I found it a pretty involving and interesting experience."
|3 T3||Luke Cage (2016) - Jun 11, 2017
"Well, this show now came out nine months ago and I've yet to work my way through its thirteen episodes, so I guess it's officially the moment to call time of death on my attempt at getting through it. Just didn't grab me I guess. Mahershala Ali is great as Cottonmouth, like a slightly more colorful and comic booked up version of an antagonist you'd find in The Wire or something. Little else grabbed me."
|6 T7||Better Call Saul (2015) - Jun 11, 2017
"I can feel my interest in this show waning; new episodes are piling up longer and longer unwatched by me. It does a good job emulating the look and feel and vibe of Breaking Bad (and Mike storylines do consistently entertain) but definitely not that show's airtight and gripping plotting. Completely baffled by how anyone could seriously say this is better than Breaking Bad; that's like saying Die Hard 2: Die Harder is better than Die Hard."
|5 T6||The Fosters (2013) - Jun 11, 2017
"Sadly updating and bumping down my score - this show has been eaten alive by Social Justice at this point. What started as a pleasantly and agreeably liberal-minded family drama with an emphasis on pro-LGBT themes has become so aggressively and performatively "woke" that it's now unwatchable. I'll keep my score any lower from this on account of really enjoying the first season or two, but I'm out. (The impending season 5 premiere is seriously called "Resist," lol, fucking kill me now.)"
|3 T3||The Mummy (2017) - Jun 10, 2017
"First off, let me just say that I freakin' love Sofia Boutella. Love her in Kingsman, love her in Star Trek, love her in this. She is so cool; she is such a babe. I want to see her in everything. Everything else in the movie... eh. Ponderous plotting, generic CGI action sequences and blue-drenched color schemes, an autopilot Tom Cruise who feels unengaged in his performance. Honestly, I'd probably give this a 1, but I'll add one point for Sofia and another for her naked ass in the beginning."
|1 T1||Fifty Shades Darker (2017) - Jun 09, 2017
"I was actually thinking it a hair better than the first film for the first three quarters of its runtime - I was ready to pull out the big guns and give it a 2 - but then it goes off the deep end in its last bit with helicopter crashes and stalker exes and nonsense and is thus shit again. Slightly better sex scenes than the original, though still hardly masturbation worthy, and Christian's repeated habit of just pulling his pants down a little but otherwise leaving them on to fuck is SO WEIRD."