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|80 72%||Mr. Death: The Rise and Fall of Fred A. Leuchter, Jr. (1999) - Feb 21, 2007
"It feels a bit bias in the editing of the movie for sure but in the end it doesn't condemn Fred Leuchter so much as it pities him as we find out why he feels what he did was necessary."
|75 62%||Enchanted (2007) - Dec 02, 2007
"Amy Adams is amazing and James Marsden does wonders with the little screen time he has. The film starts off great as it completely embraces and machine guns through the traditional Disney story in about 10 minutes. From there on it masterfully pokes fun of it's own genre without actually making fun of it. The downside comes from the last 15-20 minutes where the film kind of reverts to what it avoided. Though I did appreciate the woman saving the man. Still it's great fun with tons of laughs."
|88 89%||Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975) - Mar 14, 2010
"Quite hilarious but I think I have to agree it gets vastly over quoted to the point where it feels like a Monty Python movie for people who aren't really Monty Python fans. Even so it's terrifically hilarious in it's absurdity while still remaining to be intelligent and historically accurate in a bizarre Pythonesqe way. Personally I prefer the Life of Brian but this is still very entertaining."
|71 53%||Enter the Dragon (1973) - Jun 17, 2009
"To be brutally honest this is the only Bruce Lee movie with a passable plot, even though nowadays that plot has been done to death and really becomes cliche. However, Bruce Lee's fighting more than makes up for those faults. I wouldn't consider it landmark cinema, in fact there are some really amateur mistakes in terms of cinematography, and apparently Robert Clouse is a jerk, but Bruce Lee kicking ass and taking names catapult this flick from "painfully mediocre" to "pretty damn awesome.""
|80 72%||The Prophecy (1995) - Aug 14, 2007
"It should've been more epic that it is. It's still a great movie but it could've been better. The general premise is very interesting, Walken and Mortensen give amazing performances, but the child actor for Mary and some poor sections of dialog and cliche' cinema moments drag the movie down. If you can look past that, however, it's still a very good movie."
|81 74%||Scrooged (1988) - Mar 04, 2010
"A highly enjoyable Christmas movie if you don't enjoy the far more melodramatic and formulaic holiday films. Well admittedly in a broad view this is quite formulaic, considering it's based on "A Christmas Carol" but it's so irreverent that it manages to appeal to those that really don't want to watch Christmas movies. Bill Murray is superb and his closing monologue really feels authentically made up on the spot rather than a rehearsed diatribe."
|86 86%||Shoot 'Em Up (2007) - Oct 17, 2007
"One of the most over-the-top and ridiculous action movies I've ever seen in my entire life. It's downright absurd. And I loved every second of it. This film is pure self-aware action and every second is fantastic. Owen, Bellucci and Giamatti are all spot on in this. If you love action films with no regard for reality this is THE movie to see. If you don't like action then certainly miss this one, there's nothing in it for you."
|76 64%||Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997) - Mar 01, 2010
"Not Eastwood's best but it's certainly entertaining. Kevin Spacey is superb and the rest of the cast is impressive, especially the more colourful bit parts. Though it's not a perfect film it is a very interesting look at the relativity of truth and how the truth and justice are not always in perfect harmony. It's a solid film worth seeing."
|76 64%||Children of Dune (2003) - Oct 27, 2007
"The original Dune mini-series was better. Not because this is a poor adaption but because past the first Dune book I doubt anyone could possibly adapt it for any other medium. There is just far too much philosophy and psychology involved in the books than can ever be appropriately translated into a film or mini-series. With that said this does do a very impressive job of it and is certainly entertaining to a Dune or sci-fi fan."
|79 70%||The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad! (1988) - May 15, 2008
"Not quite as good as Zucker's Airplane!, which I think it can be rightly compared to, but it's still a great silly, slapstick film. It really lampoons a lot of the silly crap that happens in so many cops and robbers movies. Plus you've got Leslie Nielsen doing exactly what Leslie Nielsen does best: dead-pan slapstick humor. For added humor you can also see O.J. Simpson in his acting career because he was a criminal, or at least a known criminal."