Cinema Addict - 1609 Film Rankings
Member Since: Oct 2, 2010
Bio: I originally started rating movies on IMDb, so my default rating scale is 1-10 with only whole numbers, and I don't understand why anyone would need more than that. (I didn't realise that Criticker's system doesn't require a 0-100 scale until it was too late.)
I don't go to the movies much, most of my watching is DVDs from a disc-mailing service that I specifically chose to watch because they looked interesting, and as a consequence my ratings tend to skew pretty high. It probably gives a bad representation of my taste (and it completely fucks up my tiers; 90 is tier 9, 80 is tier 6, and 70 is tier 4? What the hell?), but hey, it's not like I'm a professional critic being paid to keep up with new releases. (Though I'm considering adding my ratings for the movies I've watched through MST3K. I'm sure that'd balance it out a bit.) Also, some of my 10/10 ratings are from a while ago and probably need to be re-appraised. Anyway, I basically use this and Flixster to remind myself later which movies I liked and why. It's not like anybody else should give a shit.
|50 T2||Revolutionary Road (2008) - Mar 26, 2018
""No, wrong, wrong, that's wrong, and that's wrong, that's wrong! So wrong, all of this is wrong, that actor is wrong, and that actor is wrong... He's alright... but that actor's wrong. Where's the part where... and the whole plot about... argh! Why have they removed all these important things?! The story makes no sense without the different perspectives!!" Never read the book first."
|50 T2||The Big Blue (1988) - Mar 17, 2018
"Apparently I watched the director's cut. That was a bad idea. There is no fucking reason for this story to go for almost 3 hours. My main problem was the interminable length (plus the hideous music and awful French comedy) so I should probably watch the theatrical version one day. The diving sequences and underwater photography are top-notch."
|70 T5||Enter the Dragon (1973) - Mar 17, 2018
"Was super drunk watching this, thought it was awesome as it was happening but felt a bit disappointed at the end. Some great fight scenes that I'd already seen most of on Youtube."
|70 T5||Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Mar 08, 2018
"I was gonna crow about Karl Urban's amazing Jason Statham impression but it kinda disappeared after the opening scene. Boilerplate Marvel movie opinion: pretty fun, in fits and spurts, with bad CGI, bad villains, and a final conflagration I didn't care about. Cate Blanchett is terrific (makes Tessa Thompson's swagger look pretentious in comparison), but what was her character even trying to do? Movie's at its best on the trash planet, I really found myself enjoying that stuff."
|70 T5||Under the Sand (2000) - Mar 05, 2018
"Clunky at times but mostly effective. I hadn't seen an Ozon movie for a while, I'd forgotten how much of a pleasure it is."
|70 T5||Black Panther (2018) - Mar 03, 2018
"Better plot and villain than usual, and it's nice seeing so many black faces, but it sticks pretty rigidly to the (increasingly enervating) Marvel house style, confusing, mind-numbing, plastic-CGI action climax very much included. I also liked the slow pace, but I gotta say, not much tension to be found."
|50 T2||The Rock (1996) - Mar 02, 2018
"Actually kinda fun and interesting when the screen isn't being overloaded with mind-numbing Bayhem. Kinda funny to think that the action could ruin an action movie but there you have it. That car chase, holy shit. Literally gave me a headache."
|60 T3||O (2001) - Feb 25, 2018
"Othello is Moorish, so let's make him a black American teenage basketballer and load the soundtrack up with hip-hop. Nailed it. Has some interesting elements, but it's pretty typical of the time, self-serious and pretentious but bland as hell. And Iago's Machiavellian manipulations seem absurd in the context, not to mention coming from Josh Hartnett and his bizarre haircut."
|70 T5||Bus 174 (2002) - Feb 18, 2018
"Gets kinda tedious at times because Brazilians just love the sound of their own voice so they always make the same point 5 times with different words. The most interesting thing (maybe this has changed in the last 15 years) is that despite the incentive of rampant crime, the Brazilian police force are not a militarised, over-trained bunch of trigger-happy psychos, but simply clueless idiots who can't hit a target at point-blank range without killing the hostage. And I'm not sure which is worse."
|50 T2||The Ladykillers (2004) - Feb 17, 2018
"Feels like two movies shoved together awkwardly: the loquacious, circumlocutory, sporadically entertaining Southern-fried heist, and the tone-deaf, cringe-inducing, (attempted) AAVE-riddled gang-sploitation disaster of whatever Marlon Wayans was doing. Tom Hanks is not great, but he looks like PSH in Capote when juxtaposed with the nightmare of "gangsta" Wayans, who drags the movie down from...somewhere hovering above average."