Cinema Addict - 1980 Film Rankings
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|88||Frailty (2001) - Aug 13, 2007
"Very impressive horror/suspense film. Bill Paxton is absolutely amazing and Matthew McConaughey makes up for all the bad generic romances he's done with this film. Some great camera tricks and presentation really enhance what could've been a good movie into a great one. As well the twist at the end, I mean literally right at the very end of the movie, is one of the most unexpected I've ever encountered. Kudos to Brent Hanley for such a great story."
|86||Airplane! (1980) - May 15, 2008
"Terribly silly and slapstick but it's just so good that you can't not laugh. There's hundreds of jokes machine-gunned out and they're almost all funny. It's just so downright absurd and that's its charm. This is slapstick humor at it's very, very best."
|75||Outland (1981) - Jul 13, 2008
"Is it a great and timeless space epic? No, it's not. It is surprisingly good though and definitely has a space-western feel, though not to the degree of say Firefly or Cowboy Bebop. The sets and costumes are great and the soundtrack is very good as well. Sean Connery is quite impressive in the title role. Frances Sternhagen plays Lazarus to perfection: that is exactly how you play a tough but rightous asshole. Aside from that the supporting cast isn't too stellar. It's worth seeing."
|84||Mystery Team (2009) - May 27, 2010
"I went into this film completely blind, as I had never heard of Derrick Comedy, and I can assure you I was very impressed. Not every single joke is dynamite hilarity and some do fall flat. However a lot of them are downright hilarious. If the thought of The Hardy Boys investigating gritty crimes like on CSI appeals to you then this will certainly entertain. Sure some of the acting is spotty in places but this is still well worth seeing."
|86||From Russia with Love (1963) - Aug 13, 2007
"Certainly one of the best Bond films. The train fight is honestly as brutal and intense as anything you'll see nowadays. You can really tell how it has since inspired go many action films since, such as the Bourne trilogy. Fantastic continuation of the James Bond series."
|91||Solaris (2002) - Aug 13, 2007
"I haven't seen the original as of writing this review but I absolutely loved this film. If the original is better then I can't wait to see it. George Clooney is fantastic in this and everyone else is quite good as well. The soundtrack is phenomenal, even the Insane Clown Posse song actually fits (I can't believe I just said something positive about ICP). A great surreal science fiction film."
|79||Scanners (1981) - Mar 24, 2007
"On the one hand it's got a great story, the slower paced direction works perfectly and I love how the scanning was depicted in the film (with no silly special effects but just some great mood setting music). On the other hand is Stephen Lack's acting. His performance is almost childlike which is good considering his character but sometimes it just falls flat and is pretty bad. Still, it's a great film and a must for a Cronenberg fan."
|83||The Fifth Element (1997) - Feb 25, 2010
"A highly enjoyable action-thriller that manages to avoid being R-rated while also avoiding being generic family-safe garbage. It has a fantastic bit of humour to prevent anyone from taking it is a super-serious action thriller. The point of The Fifth Element is to entertain and it delivers in spades. Hell, even Chris Tucker is hilarious."
|96||Confessions of a Dangerous Mind (2002) - Jan 20, 2007
"An absolutely amazing debut from director George Clooney. An offbeat movie for sure with some odd laughs properly placed, great cast, great dialog and fantastic visual tricks and style. One of the best movies around."
|73||The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) - Mar 06, 2010
"It's a damn entertaining action flick that certainly didn't deserve to bomb the way it did. Shane Black managed to write Samuel L. Jackson a superbly hilarious sidekick character that isn't annoying and Geena Davis manages to pull off being both a housewife and a hardcore CIA assassin. Looking back it reminds me of the Bourne series. An assassin gets shot, falls into the ocean, survives and gets rescued and sets on a quest to recover their memory."