Celluloid Junkie - 2673 Film Ratings
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Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
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|60 36%||Stuber (2019) - Dec 04, 2019
"I thought I would like this more than I did since I'm usually a fan of these types of r-rated lcd comedies and I really love Nanjiani. I really don't understand the hype for Bautista, though, and I don't think there was much comedic chemistry between the two. Certainly some funny moments, but overall underwhelming. Would also have enjoyed more Karen Gillan."
|59 34%||Little Shop of Horrors (1986) - Dec 04, 2019
"I generally really struggle with movies that feel so much like plays, regardless of whether it's intentional like here. And the music itself was not for me. That all said, I can't deny there's a certain charm to it. Murray's part was the absolute best, without a doubt. "
|60 36%||Ad Astra (2019) - Dec 03, 2019
"I went into this knowing little, but expecting at least some interesting exploration of sci-fi ideas. I was disappointed that there were no such ideas at all. It's not terrible as a sort of tone poem, but that kind of movie is just not my bag, baby. Also, when you're going for this kind of minimalism, you're doing yourself a disservice by having so much of the themes just expressed directly through dialogue ("Just let go") or, even worse, narration."
|81 90%||Parasite (2019) - Nov 26, 2019
"A film that comes within spitting distance of masterpiece. Joon Ho is such a master of tone in the way he can get tones to meld within a film, and even within a single scene, that should clash. And a creative story that keeps you guessing. But it seems to have some dissonance in its themes that keeps me from rating it a true masterpiece, at least until I can better suss out the themes."
|61 39%||Shakespeare in Love (1998) - Nov 24, 2019
"Not terrible or anything, but not nearly as fun as it thinks it is. Paltrow really isn't up to the task and she basically makes everything feel fake as hell, including her distracting makeup"
|64 47%||The Lion King (2019) - Nov 24, 2019
"Everything was pretty good. It follows the original practically frame for frame many times, so there's little that feels new other than maybe Timon and Pumba"
|70 62%||Living with Yourself (2019) - Nov 06, 2019
"I really enjoy (1) the concept of mundane sci-fi and (2) plot-driven comedy shows. But this isn't really a comedy, and there's a lot that feels like filler. It was also structured in a creative way, but I'm not certain the creativity paid off so much as it deflated a lot of the drama. Rudd is just such a fantastic presence that he makes this all go down pretty smooth, though."
|68 57%||Between Two Ferns: The Movie (2019) - Nov 04, 2019
"The interviews are just as good as always, but (almost) everything else is filler. Definitely worth watching for fans of the series."
|70 62%||Long Shot (2019) - Nov 04, 2019
"More Seth Rogen-y than I was expecting (since he wasn't listed as a writer), but that's a good thing for me. Theron has always been hilarious when she wants to be (see Arrested Development), and her comedy chemistry with Rogen is great. The story is cheesy garbage, but it's really funny."
|64 47%||The Ocular Snap (2019) - Oct 28, 2019
"An interesting idea, though not explored as much as you might hope for. It also features some nice camerawork and shows development in Kench's direction."