Celluloid Junkie - 3343 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 14, 2012
Location: Belmont, CA, USA
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|40 33%||The Night Comes for Us (2018) - Mar 14, 2019
"I wanted to like this, but too much idiotic gunplay and asinine fight scenes destroy all credibility. It has a few good fighting moments, but scenes such as three shooters with automatic weapons six feet away and the protagonist hiding behind a flimsy desk were just cheap, lazy and pathetic. How about the grenade in the police van? There were a few good parts, but so much absolute garbage? It became incredibly tedious and barely worth watching. However, it had some excellent gore."
|70 67%||Bread and Tulips (2000) - Mar 09, 2019
"A sweet foreign film starring the delightful and beautiful Licia Maglietta. The story is engaging and entertaining. Despite needing subtitles, I enjoyed watching it. It has many humorous moments. Everything is handled with lightness and delicacy even the few darker undertones. Watching the bored housewife bloom again was satisfying. Although her new romance was not very well developed, it was well worth watching and I can recommend it. "
|40 33%||The Hard Way (2019) - Mar 07, 2019
"A somewhat satisfying warrior revenge plot, but full of flaws and numerous plot holes. Charismatic characters save this train wreck of bad writing. The supposedly twisty ending was telegraphed so far in advance that it became tedious waiting for it. The gunplay was a mixed bag of good and bad. It had a few nice moments, but it really wasn't very good. I particularly disliked the assinine ending. Overall, worth watching if your expectations are low."
|25 14%||Turbulent (2017) - Mar 06, 2019
"I could not finish this movie. The low budget, bad soundtrack, amateur acting, and terrible dialog started to really get on my nerves. And to all of that tedium, they start assaulting you with god talk. Sheesh, it was a rotten movie experience. Best if avoided."
|50 48%||Message Man (2018) - Feb 28, 2019
"Beautifully shot hit man revenge movie. Very violent with lots of blood, gore, dismemberments, and dozens of killings. The carnage was well done and convincing. The plot was fairly basic. Overall, if you are in the mood for mayhem, this one has plenty to offer. Worth watching as a guilty pleasure, but definitely not for children."
|45 39%||Beyond the Night (2018) - Feb 26, 2019
"The overall story is driven by ridiculous reincarnation nonsense, but the drama between characters was pretty good and there were some good tense scenes. Most of the acting performances were good and convincing. Some of the writing was very weak and led to some questionable scenes. Good production quality and excellent music. Worth watching, if you don't mind a little mumbo-jumbo in the premise."
|65 59%||Kursk (2018) - Feb 26, 2019
"This disaster movie has suitable levels of tension and action. I wonder how much of the story was embellishments on the actual events. Performances were generally good. The special effects and computer graphics were seamless and satisfying. It has several very exciting scenes. The drama on land was somewhat less satisfying. Good cast, performances, production quality, and music. Worth watching. "
|45 39%||The Miseducation of Cameron Post (2018) - Feb 26, 2019
"The story was troubling. But, it was sad and tedious to be exposed to the daily activity of an ultra-right Christian clinic teaching gender re-orientation. The predictable ending couldn't come quick enough for me. Some of the flashbacks were confusing. This movie's main fault is the uncomfortable subject matter. Otherwise, the acting was fairly good, and Chloe Grace Moretz at least made it tolerable. Worth watching but not very enjoyable."
|70 67%||Sophie and the Rising Sun (2017) - Feb 26, 2019
"Julianne Nicholson was beautiful and a real treat. Her performance was subtle and impeccable. Margo Martindale also gave a marvelous performance. The love story was satisfying. Set in the early 40's it did not shy away from disturbing portrayals of racism, intolerance, and injustices. Takashi Yamaguchi was also good, as was the supporting cast. The story and premise seemed credible and it was easy to have empathy for these characters. Engaging and entertaining. Well worth watching. "
|50 48%||Robin Hood (2018) - Feb 26, 2019
"It had the hallmarks of a big budget movie. Some good intense moments. Battles in the first half were intense and well done. I liked Jamie Foxx fighting, but his character was unconvincing in the later stages. There were numerous problems such as the rewriting of history and applying modern concepts to ancient times. I was particularly pleased by its handling of the corrupt church and its officials. The love story was also badly strained by the plot. Worth watching."