Celluloid Junkie - 2520 Film Ratings
Member Since: Feb 12, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
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|61 40%||Unsane (2018) - Oct 22, 2018
"Very mixed bag. On the one hand, you have Foy's great performance (American accent excepting), an interesting premise/set-up, and some direction that gave effect to the tension here. On the other hand, the plot quickly devolved into uninspired horror that asked for massive suspension of disbelief. Probably worth seeing just for the impressive work with the iPhone."
|65 51%||Robin Williams: Come Inside My Mind (2018) - Oct 22, 2018
"I always find it interesting to see the real personality behind a comedian. Williams comes across as a good man who was honest in dealing with his own demons. I also couldn't believe that it's been over 4 years since he died."
|60 37%||Isle of Dogs (2018) - Oct 22, 2018
"I guess I should appreciate that Anderson made a movie about dogs that doesn't feel emotionally manipulative like all other movies about dogs (and it's easy manipulating for this dog-lover). But the whole thing feels sort of cold to me. I wish I appreciated Anderson as much as I did when I first discovered him in the late 90s/early aughts..."
|69 60%||Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) - Oct 22, 2018
"Weird that the weakest thing here was the writing, with the story and some of the characters feeling very half-baked. It retains a lot of the tension and grit of the first, though, which makes this a decent sequel, if somewhat disappointing."
|59 35%||Ocean's 8 (2018) - Oct 22, 2018
"Bullock is wonderful and the rest of the cast is generally fun. Nothing else to really write home about, but at least it's better than Ocean's Twelve"
|71 66%||Serenity (2005) - Sep 30, 2018
"I really love the characters (having watched Firefly first) and happy to see more of them, as well as get some closure on open threads from the series. As compared to the show, I'm less forgiving of the direction and poor effects because I was hoping for better from a feature. So it won't rake among my favorite sci-fi/action flicks, but this crew will always be one of my favorite rag-tag ensembles."
|50 18%||Veronica Mars (2004) - Sep 20, 2018
"Your boy mattorama12 was an extra on the first season of this show. They didn't tell us what episode it would be, so I had to watch the show until I saw the one. It was passable, and Kristen Bell was well cast [and I've since come to really love her]. PS, I didn't watch enough to give this show a fair rating, so 50 is simply a placeholder so I could brag about my Hollywood career."
|58 33%||Gleaming the Cube (1989) - Sep 15, 2018
"Definitely a terrible movie overall, with the 80s cheese at full strength. But as a skater, I appreciate it nonetheless. The young Bones Brigade as the skate crew and stunt doubles makes it worth it for anybody who is fond of the early days of skateboarding."
|77 82%||Unforgiven (1992) - Sep 11, 2018
"Munney's slow descent back to the "man of notoriously vicious and intemperate disposition" is a great watch. It's not without its problems, though. While I love Richard Harris, the entire English Bob subplot felt mostly unnecessary."
|77 82%||Blood Simple (1984) - Sep 08, 2018
"Amazing debut for the Coens (and Sonnenfeld as DP). I love how much of the story is told through action or camera or lighting instead of dialogue. Only personal downside is that while many Coen hallmarks were already present here, it lacks the humor that I think makes most of their work truly special."