Celluloid Junkie - 2901 Rankings
Member Since: Jan 14, 2012
Location: Belmont, CA, USA
Bio: Video game programmer 35 years experience.
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|50 T5||All I See Is You (2016) - Jan 18, 2018
"Smart and well crafted plot. Blake Lively is incredibly beautiful and gives a good performance. Jason Clarke is also good as the not so handsome insecure husband. Big turning points of the story are handled with far too much subtlety which dramatically reduces the impact of the events. There was some bad editing at the end. Worth watching, but you are frequently required to read between the lines. You know you have become invested when you find yourself wanting to scream at the characters."
|60 T6||The Florida Project (2017) - Jan 17, 2018
"Despite being too slow through most of the viewing, there are many moment that feel authentic. The children were surprisingly entertaining. The thin plot is slowly revealed as you follow a morally bankrupt mother and the antics of her little girl and band of friends. Willem Dafoe was great as the resigned motel manager. Bria Vinaite was very convincing as the destitute mother struggling to cope with her poverty. I disliked the non-ending. "
|70 T7||One Buck (2017) - Jan 17, 2018
"A charismatic lead and an good soundtrack. The format is full of good and bad context changes to seemingly random situations. The consistent thread is a tragic story loss numbed by using drugs and alcohol. The depictions are frequently raunchy and appalling. Despite its many shortcomings, I was invested in the protagonist even though he is nearly a complete wreck. For some unknown reason, I liked this movie more than I probably should have."
|20 T2||Devil's Acid (2017) - Jan 16, 2018
"It feels a lot like a film student project. The dwarf Drew Rin Varick was extremely annoying. All of the acting was very poor. Very low budget quality. Lame special effects. Stupid plot and dialog. Pathetic music. Entirely unsatisfying. The general concept could work, but this film does not."
|20 T2||Trafficked (2017) - Jan 16, 2018
"Has Ashley Judd's star power really fallen so low? Abysmal plot and dialog. Performances range from valiant efforts to pathetic. Terrible soundtrack. Low budget mediocre production quality. Inspired by real events, but nothing about this film felt authentic or convincing. "
|80 T8||Lady Bird (2017) - Jan 15, 2018
"Saoirse Ronan is cute, quirky and likable in this coming of age story. All of the characters felt genuine. The overbearing mother, played by Laurie Metcalf, delivered a few nice zingers. Tracy Letts was great as the mellow doting father. Entertaining and engaging throughout. I especially liked the awkward emotional moments. Good writing and directing. It was also well made and has good music. "
|40 T4||The Adventurers (2017) - Jan 15, 2018
"Basically a Chinese version of mission impossible. the story is almost entirely unconvincing but there is a lot of car and motorcycle chases, fancy dinner parties and of course sliding down ropes through high security areas. They threw in a few too many implausible plot points to give it any credibility at all. More than half of the dialog is in Chinese, and the translations were often fast to read. However, there is a lot of action, so barely worth watching. "
|20 T2||Break Night (2017) - Jan 14, 2018
"Horrendously bad dialog and amateur plot makes it impossible for anyone to shine. Nothing was convincing or felt even slightly authentic. Everything was poorly done, even the casting. It was incredibly tedious to watch to the conclusion. Unfortunately, nothing really noteworthy ever happens. "
|10 T1||Insidious: The Last Key (2018) - Jan 14, 2018
"One of the worst horror movie productions. They rely almost exclusively on abrupt loud noises to be scary. Terrible soundtrack. Nonsensical plot. Pathetic dialog. Shabby and stupid graphics and effects. A boring waste of time, with pretty much no redeeming qualities. Filmed almost entirely in the dark. Don't waste your time, it's worse than bad, it's pointless."
|40 T4||Geostorm (2017) - Jan 14, 2018
"The flimsy plot badly undermines the mostly good graphics. The weather control premise was badly corrupted. Good music was sometimes overbearing. A few good acting moments, but much of the dialog was too sketchy. Not convincing in the slightest. Some of the action and graphics were moderately entertaining, but overall the plot and dialog has far too many flaws. It is mostly just a flimsy vehicle for a lot of rather overdone expensive graphics and highly paid actors. Kids will love this."