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Cinema Addict - 1008 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 21, 2013

Location: USA

Bio: Chicago sport fan, die hard Chicago Bulls fan. Obviously like my film like most here, however you’ll find some of my writes to be a little personal and sometimes very critical. Specifically, if it’s stuff I relate to or in the case i feel is blatant, repetitive, and or disingenuous.

I am a huge fan of the incredibly stupid and cheesy Fast and Furious franchise, but I mostly identify as a horror nut with a strong inkling towards the Alien, Evil Dead, and Nightmare on Elm Street franchises.

Ya know that that saying “opinions are like assholes” well…doesn’t mean you have to be one. Cheers to film!

more Recent Ratings

62% Shazam! Fury of the Gods (2023) - Mar 18, 2023
"Building off the critical success of the first one, Shazam 2 kind of stumbles into a fun, but generic mess. It’s incredible reliance on cliches and questionable decision making. The writing itself paints itself into a corner with the balance of our antagonist’s powers. The trio of villains are serviceable, but don’t overshadow the fact they feel generic and slightly out of place given the huge amount of comedic relief presented. The third act is fun, but can only do much. It’s okay."
17% 65 (2023) - Mar 18, 2023
"65 has the elements and premise of a high potential Sc-Fi adventure, especially with the people behind the camera. Unfortunately it’s way too simple and slow to really generate interesting sequences, and its characters aren’t strong enough to carry the limited action that is presented. Even in it’s 93 minute runtime, it feels too long because there just isn’t a lot to do, and that’s strange to say with the materials they laid out. It’s visually stunning, but it looks aren’t everything."
77% Operation Fortune: Ruse de guerre (2022) - Mar 08, 2023
"I’m a decent fan of the Ritchie/Statham team up, and this is no different. Operation Fortune’s best attribute has to be its great cast & characters. Hugh Grant in particular was having a ball, but all these characters were really fun and I think Ritchie’s dialogue actually works well for the kind of movie this aimed to be. It’s not the most creative story or anything, but it exceeds quite well within this little story of characters and I had a good time with it. I’m happy with this."
88% Creed 2 (2018) - Mar 01, 2023
"Creed 2 follows the relatively same formula and structure of its predecessor, and definitely borrows from earlier entries in the franchise. Despite this, the movie still successfully keeps the story engaging, and investing into the antagonist this time around is really where it pays off. Whereas, the dramatic highlights of the film tend to cause some pacing issues, it is equally made up with its sheer execution, once again, and that might be what’s most impressive. Well done."
88% Creed (2015) - Feb 28, 2023
"Creed had a lot to live up to back in 2015, and seemingly it hits most of the beats it needed to. Michael B. Jordan is fantastic choice to take over the franchise and the relationship with Stallone is authentic and emotionally driven. To be honest, Creed’s best traits are what it does outside the box. It does tick a lot of cliches and plays into a specific formula, but its execution is undeniably excellent, and you can always get away with more with this kind of polish. Well done."
88% Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania (2023) - Feb 27, 2023
"Admittedly, I’m a big fan of the Ant-Man movies, and this is no different. I’ve always enjoyed the lower stakes of this series, and I think it makes the absurdity of these movies more fun because of it. It continues to hit many of the same beats for me, and between the addition of Majors/Kang, and an emotional investment into the father/daughter sub plot, makes for a good time. These movies are not perfect, and there is a formula to them, but I really enjoy it and I love this addition."
77% Event Horizon (1997) - Feb 23, 2023
"I’m always a sucker for space horror flicks and this scratches that itch. Event Horizon doesn’t get the sort of love I feel it deserves, between the astounding visuals for it’s time (especially in 4K) it’s fucked up story, and a kind of bonkers final act, I feel this hits a lot of beats that create good horror flicks. Sam Niell has so much with this and he kinda steals the show, but ultimately the whole cast does quiet well. I’d love to see more of this explored at some point."
28% Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) - Feb 23, 2023
"This whole franchise is odd to me. Cameron is in a class of his own when it comes to visual flare and spectacle. This movie is great to look at and its polish is quite impressive when you don’t think about the 13 years it took for this to come to fruition. However, this film lacks a lot of pace, as its middle arch is a slog. None of the characters really standout and the story has interesting ideas, but I cannot say I have a desire to sit through another 3 hour entry. Not for me."
44% M3GAN (2023) - Feb 23, 2023
"M3GAN is a perfectly fine little slasher. Unfortunately, it doesn’t really portray itself as a horror movie, but the story is kind of oddly serious, thus creating this weird lack of strong tone. It seems like it just wants to poke fun at the haunted doll trope and it does it well enough, but the actual arch of the film is more interesting, but also doesn’t deviate itself from movies like it. Its ending is a lot of fun, but this is more just of a good one time watch."
95% Wind River (2017) - Dec 30, 2022
"Wind River doesn’t step outside the traditional sandbox of thrillers, but Taylor Sheridan’s tone and story structure really propels this dark story in a really strong light. There is a strong sense of mental trauma and toll, as well as a bit of social commentary on some real world issues that are lightly unnoticed. The small and simple setting just makes for a narratively tighter film that really intensify the characters and their actions, and in turn, the whole arch. Heavily recommend."