Celluloid Junkie - 2803 Rankings
Member Since: Jan 14, 2012
Location: Belmont, CA, USA
Bio: Video game programmer 35 years experience.
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|30 T3||Churchill (2017) - Sep 15, 2017
"A good example of a movie that simple didn't need to be made. This look at Churchill does little to nothing to contribute to his legacy and was neither interesting nor engaging. "
|25 T2||The House (2017) - Sep 15, 2017
"Too light on laughs and heavy on stupid. Very little was satisfying and I don't remember a single laugh out loud moment. Stupid antics does not equal funny."
|30 T3||Jackals (2017) - Sep 12, 2017
"Single dimensional look into cult violence with little to no insight. It has a few good haunting images and moments of family dynamics. The story rings hollow as the writers failed to give the cult any real substance. Good scary music. A few good acting moments make it worth watching, but the weak story is basically just a vehicle for gore and so fails to satisfy."
|40 T4||Max Steel (2016) - Sep 12, 2017
"It somewhat succeeds as a Sci-fi adventure, but overall it fails to satisfy. The young actor spends a lot of time yelping and groaning. The big fight scene was unsatisfying. Animation and special effects are mostly good. It was not entirely awful, and I might really like this if I was 10 years old."
|70 T7||The Limehouse Golem (2016) - Sep 11, 2017
"Olivia Cooke was marvelous. Bill Nighy was very good. Sam Reid was charismatic. The story is very dark and sometimes gruesome but performances were strong and effective. The accents of the supporting cast were occasionally challenging. The story is full of mystery, suspense and surprise. Music was very good. "
|30 T3||Rogue Warrior: Robot Fighter (2017) - Sep 11, 2017
"Extremely poor dialog and terrible casting. Some interesting animation, props and partial nudity. The Sci-fi theme was good and the plot was not entirely awful, but the cheesy acting became quite tedious. Exactly nothing was convincing, and almost nothing made sense, but it was marginally worth watching."
|90 T9||The Big Sick (2017) - Sep 10, 2017
"I really liked the fresh quirky humor of these characters. Enjoyable to watch. A plot with lots of subtext and nuance. The writing was smart and the direction was decent. Anupam Kher and Zoe Kazan made a believable couple, as did Ray Romano & Holly Hunter. They handled difficult subjects with finesse. Frequently hilarious and thoroughly entertaining."
|60 T6||Kidnap (2017) - Sep 07, 2017
"I liked the fast pace and gritty action. Parts of the car chase was intense. Halle Berry did not disappoint, she showed a lot of emotion, felt authentic and was a pleasure to watch. The story was too weak and had some plot holes. Some of the fight scenes were not convincing enough, and the character twist near the end was hokey. Also the kidnappers were mostly awful and their characters were too shallow. Many lost opportunities to create more dread and anticipation."
|70 T7||Fun Mom Dinner (2017) - Sep 07, 2017
"Awesome cast and good performances. All the characters felt real. Fun and occasionally hilarious. I especially liked the interplay of conflicting personalities. Bridget Everett was over the top. Katie Aselton was almost too beautiful. Toni Collette and Molly Shannon also gave solid performances. All were satisfying and very entertaining."
|60 T6||Megan Leavey (2017) - Sep 07, 2017
"Far too little time was spent showing the heroic war actions, and too much time was spent showing details of her personal life. I somehow liked it despite its many faults, and that was probably due to Kate Mara's performance. "