Cinema Addict - 1281 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 18, 2018
Bio: My 2019 goal is to point out my favorite scene in each film.
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|40 24%||The Colossus of New York (1958) - Jan 18, 2020
"Could have been a single Twilight Zone Frankenstein sci-fi episode. Fairly good atmosphere and music. Distracting child actor (but sad what happened to him in real life with alcoholism). Mala Powers was magnetic. Robot was OP. Fav scene: robot melting faces at the end."
|95 96%||Klaus (2019) - Jan 12, 2020
"Heartwarming and shot its way up to the top of my Christmas movie list. I like the setting, wooden toys, art style, fish out of water. So-so villains. Would have liked to see more of the romance. Good twist on the traditional Santa Claus story. Stark contrast in atmosphere as the movie progressed. I hope they make a sequel. Could have been shortened for kids. Fav scene: love interest showing Jesper how the town got all bright and cheerful."
|85 89%||Marwencol (2010) - Jan 12, 2020
"A very compelling telling of one assault victim's coping with the world. The level of detail is amazing. The story itself is okay but the narration, the filming, and the editing make this a great documentary. Fav scenes: story telling (including the bonus scenes)"
|65 62%||No Risk, No Gain: Casino Raiders, The Sequel (1990) - Jan 12, 2020
"A very fun movie with great chemistry between the trio. The bad guy was taken care of relatively quickly. The real joy was in the bromance; the other plots such as the romance and the gambling weren't as interesting. Fav scene: pulling a 14 from the deck."
|50 38%||Once a Thief (1991) - Jan 11, 2020
"Fairly clean action film but I don't see the appeal of John Woo. The music is always overwhelming and not new. The plot is so-so but I liked the angle of the policeman father figure. The romance is half-baked. Fav scene: it starts getting ridiculous when CYF leaps out of the wheelchair and helicopter kicks his dad, then all the John Woo gunfights afterward to the end. Baby scenes were funny too."
|60 53%||Ad Astra (2019) - Jan 11, 2020
"Too many space tropes for me: loneliness, human connection, explosions, technology gone wrong, lab animals, discovering missing people, using nukes to launch yourself, etc. Very good sound mixing. Space war with pirates was kind of silly. Score bumped up since I like space films. Fav scene: intro with everyone falling down. "
|40 24%||The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then the Bigfoot (2019) - Jan 03, 2020
"I don't know what I was expecting with that title. This ended up being more a of a well acted character study. Maybe the past sequences need to feel dreamier. I liked the dynamic with the brother but then it was confusing when the main character is walking around attending plays after he's supposedly dead. Bigfoot was OP. Fav scene: taking stock on top of the hill after the first time when he thinks he's killed Bigfoot. "
|65 62%||The Fantasticks (1995) - Dec 30, 2019
"Theatrical version? It was good for a musical adaptation and kept me guessing the entire time. Maybe I need to revisit the full version since the ending seemed a bit abrupt. Jean Louisa Kelly is adorable. Fav scene: when you see the first reveal that the fathers were working together you knew there would be more twists."
|40 24%||Diamonds for Breakfast (1968) - Dec 30, 2019
"Starts off as Austin Powers' feverish fantasies as a Russian nobleman but once you stick through the first 30 minutes or so (and ignore the weird ancestral appearances) then it becomes a fun sexy heist movie. Not sure why out of all the beautiful women he picks Rita Tushingham. Fav scene: tap dance-off against the head of security. "
|50 38%||Western Union (1941) - Dec 30, 2019
"Hit all the Western tropes well with a good hero with a dark past and a fitting ending. The male characters were similar so I got them confused for awhile. Fav scene: the opening ceremony and cheering in the town."