Movie Buff - 338 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 21, 2012
|79 26%||Devil (2010) - Jun 16, 2018
"Devil is a movie with a seemingly intriguing premise that has less theatrical potential than one would think. However, the filmmakers here did a laudable job of creating a tense, nerve-wracking film that is less predictable and obvious than one would think, avoiding the ultra-cheesiness that is usually associated with M Night productions (especially from this era)."
|81 35%||Old School (2003) - Jun 05, 2018
"A slight "twist" on the classic fraternity movie, Old School has its three adult protagonists regressing back to their college years, complete with excessive drinking, horrifying initiation ceremonies, and a general disregard for being respectable members of society. The strength of Old School is that it adds clever gags and endearing characters to the usual low brow formula."
|22 1%||Ninja III: The Domination (1984) - May 23, 2018
"Why do ninjas hate golfers? The eternal question."
|85 64%||The Blair Witch Project (1999) - May 22, 2018
"The Blair Witch Project not only popularized the concept of found footage, it nailed it. Every scene of the movie makes perfect use of the protagonist's camera. The amount of tension, paranoia, and confusion every minute projected incited a lot of powerful emotion in me, to my surprise. Regardless of what one thinks about the ending, psychological horror doesn't get much better than this."
|82 40%||The Informant! (2009) - May 16, 2018
"The Informant! is a dramedy of ego and illness. Good intentions are blurred with megalomania, and it's hard to take sides when everything ends up being just one big cluster, much to the audience's enjoyment. There is no doubt that the awkward self-destruction Damon's character manufactures will not be for everyone, but I enjoyed it, and the quasi "boy who cried wolf" story is magnified by its cutthroat corporate setting."
|34 3%||Phenomenon (1996) - May 16, 2018
"The story we dream about: being granted superpowers, allowing us to finally surpass our ambitions, and aspire for something... Phenomenal. Unfortunately, Travolta's character doesn't solve the world's energy crisis with his newfound "intelligence", and he doesn't steer a school bus away from the brink of destruction with his telekinesis. He instead learns Portuguese and levitates small objects. I feel like nothing really happens in this movie, I'm not sure it had anything worthwhile to say."
|33 3%||Encino Man (1992) - Apr 14, 2018
"Although Pauly Shore's acting is pretty atrocious here, it doesn't ruin the movie. No, Encino Man's goofy, comedic plot is squandered by extremely poor writing. The premise of the movie promises a number of potentially hilarious events, but it instead delivers a very mediocre coming-of-age story that isn't worth telling."
|18 1%||Valley of Bones (2017) - Mar 17, 2018
"I was not prepared in any manner for Valley of Bones. The dull plot is supplemented by one-dimensional characters with unconvincing motives. The writing makes very little sense and is burdened by jarring cliches and hyper-stylistic tropes. I kept searching for the gravity and meaning to it all, but I eventually gave up and faced the reality that this movie is an unfortunate failed experiment of a vision."
|86 74%||Black Panther (2018) - Mar 14, 2018
"Most superhero movies nowadays are so overburdened by camp and silliness, it's hard not to know what exactly to expect when viewing the latest feature. Fortunately, Black Panther strips out the jokes for a moving, visceral action experience that is both memorable and thought-provoking. While the movie does become predictable and fall prey to storybook cliches in the last third, it's still one of the stronger comic book films in recent years."
|87 81%||Baby Driver (2017) - Mar 01, 2018
"Baby Driver is a phenomenal action flick that oozes with style but explodes with substance and emotional depth. The film uses its score more effectively than almost any movie I've seen, and it adds to the excitement and tension. There have been times in my life when I felt trapped, and it seemed like I couldn't control anything in my life; getting in my car and driving was how I could get away from it all. The takeway: you can run away from your problems, but you can drive away much faster."