mattorama12

mattorama12
Celluloid Junkie - 3100 Film Ratings
Member Since: 13 Feb 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Age: 38
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70 61% John Mulaney Presents: Everybody's in LA (2024) - Rated 15 May 2024
"A bizarre and chaotic talk show. I thought the talk show part worked really well, with the chaos of it adding to its charm. The pre-taped segments and other planned bits were generally less exciting, but there were a handful of standouts nonetheless."
74 74% The Roast of Tom Brady (2024) - Rated 10 May 2024
"Good roast overall. Fun to watch a guy who is known specifically for being thin-skinned get roasted. Glaser's set was outstanding and Kevin did a really good job as the host. What in the world was Affleck doing? Belichick and Craft "reunion" was deliciously awkward. It would have been better if it was not aired live and they could edit it down to 2 hours or even 90 minutes, but there was still a lot to enjoy."
70 61% John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023) - Rated 06 May 2024
"The action choreography continues to amaze. I did like the original's hinting at this weird underworld more than the actual built-out underworld we have now seen over three films, but it is nonetheless fun to see them finish that out, as well."
56 25% Never Say Never Again (1983) - Rated 06 May 2024
"The whole affair was just so dull. I just watched this a couple days ago and I've already forgotten most of it. The best I can say is that it's never actively bad."
84 94% Shōgun (2024) - Rated 28 Apr 2024
"The production, acting, and political intrigue are fantastic. The pacing can be a bit slow at times, but the setting is so rich that it's nice to just bask in it. What makes it truly fantastic is the way it really challenges Western values and even storytelling, giving us an even deeper clash of cultures than what you typically see in these kinds of white man in a foreign land stories. The ending was a bit deflating, unfortunately."
66 50% 3 Body Problem (2024) - Rated 22 Apr 2024
"While I do commend the work they put into the characters (and even the character combinations) to give this some life, everything else about this felt flat. The visuals are unimpressive, the acting by almost everybody is poor, and everything feels so rushed that the incredible sci fi ideas that made the books so great don't get enough breathing time to feel important or impactful."
68 55% Falling Down (1993) - Rated 16 Apr 2024
"Seems like two different scripts mashed together. The social criticisms work well. But the Duvall heroics are played as a happy ending (likely to make it clear to the audience that Douglas is not our hero), which really undermines what has come before it. There are other movies that do a good job of both criticizing the society that pushes people to become monsters without redeeming the society or lionizing the monster (e.g., Taxi Driver, or even Joker)."
68 55% The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989) - Rated 15 Apr 2024
"What an odd film. Has sort of the same tenor as A Clockwork Orange. Super artsy, while also being visceral. Gambon's character is so grating that it was really a slog to get through the first two thirds of the movie, even understanding that his irritating nature was by design."
59 31% Under Siege (1992) - Rated 15 Apr 2024
"I was actually pleasantly surprised by this. It's more of a typical 90s action movie than it is a pure Seagal vehicle. Tommy Lee Jones is definitely the highlight here, although the climactic knife fight between Seagal and Jones is shockingly dumb. Most of the hand-to-hand combat scenes are filmed and edited poorly, as well."
60 33% Strange Brew (1983) - Rated 08 Apr 2024
"I like the characters a lot, but the movie has the same problem as most SNL movies in that it's clearly built around funny characters from a sketch that can't sustain a feature length story."