Celluloid Junkie - 2969 Film Rankings
Member Since: Jan 14, 2012
Location: Belmont, CA, USA
Bio: Video game programmer 35 years experience.
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|30 T3||The Sword Identity (2011) - Apr 19, 2018
"I tried to enjoy this, but it is entirely too silly and strange to even wrap your head around. There is little effort to explain any of the actions and the martial arts fighting is absolutely absurd and pitiful. Nice music though."
|30 T3||Killer Mom (2017) - Apr 17, 2018
"A backstory of greed and evil deeds along with a front story of convincing deception is somewhat interesting until the finale which was just awful. It barely held my interest but fizzled out badly at the end making it an unsatisfying experience. It has a made-for-TV feel."
|50 T5||Status Update (2018) - Apr 15, 2018
"Cute actors and a genie in a bottle plot premise made mostly for teenagers. A feel good story with some predictable social situations. Nothing much will stick with you after the final credits, but it was moderately entertaining and passes the time. It would have been better if they had not resorted to the supernatural wishes come true nonsense. A few characters were unconvincing or lame. Worth watching but mostly a collection of moderately amusing high school politics and juvenile situations."
|75 T8||The Butterfly Tree (2017) - Apr 15, 2018
"The story line is fresh and full of tension. Melissa George was gorgeous and played a mesmerizing character. The drama with the father and son was also very engaging and easily held my interest. I enjoyed this movie perhaps a little more than I should have. It was sweet, fun and exciting at times. It also touched on a few difficult subjects. Also I really liked the music."
|30 T3||Beyond the Edge (2018) - Apr 15, 2018
"They push the bounds of credibility too far. Acting performances are unconvincing and mostly just silly. Antonio Bandaras was difficult to understand. Music video style scores. The mumbo-jumbo, flippant attitude and cocky dialog quickly became annoying and boring. The CGI does little to improve it. The story is stupid and the dialog is worse. "
|20 T2||Trouble Is My Business (2018) - Apr 14, 2018
"Horrific bad writing, and acting that is surprisingly is even worse. There is nothing amusing or entertaining about this shoddy amateur production. It was painful to watch from beginning to the middle, which is as far as I could bare to watch. A ridiculous pathetic mess."
|70 T7||American Ultra (2015) - Apr 12, 2018
"A strange mix of a dystopian government program, a unlikely love story, a stoner super hero and lots of violent action. Kristen Stewart was terrific. Jesse Eisenberg was not very convincing as a bad ass super warrior. Walton Goggins stunk it up like always. Topher Grace was an awful choice. Despite the many negatives, I enjoyed this crazy, frequently idiotic movie. Almost nothing was believable. Great music. It was just kooky and exciting enough to be fun to watch."
|75 T8||Hostiles (2017) - Apr 12, 2018
"An Indian wars period piece with characters that feel authentic and relatable. Christian Bale was spot on. Rosamund Pike was also good. The story seems to accurately depict the harsh and violent lives of western settlers near the end of the Indian wars. However, it failed to be entirely convincing regarding the Captain's change of heart relative to the Indians. The story is brutal and violent but also honors the humanity of the characters. Well worth watching."
|70 T7||You Were Never Really Here (2017) - Apr 11, 2018
"It's kind of amazing how they were able to tell a story without actually telling a story. Most of the "action" occurs off camera leaving us just the results. The story was quite simple but effective. Acting was incredibly sparse with little dialog. It moves along without explanation and almost no detail. I'll always wonder if that was intentional or a by product of intense editing. In any case, it was interesting and engaging despite the sparsity of detail."
|20 T2||Lowlife (2017) - Apr 11, 2018
"It's hard to say what I hated most, the organ stealing fake immigration control enforcement agents, the Spanish speaking mask covered mexican wrestler enforcer who yells people to death, the unconvincing acting, the entirely too loud annoying low frequency rumbling music, the stupid director cutaways where there should be action, or spoken Spanish without subtitles. The action was cheap and stupid. Annoying characters. I found nothing to recommend about this ridiculous shock fest production."