nobamba

nobamba
Celluloid Junkie - 2587 Film Ratings
Member Since: 18 Jan 2018
TCI: not enough ratings
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Bio: ● My 2020 goal is to watch more bad movies. My 2019 goal was to point out my favorite scene in each film.

● For awhile I considered adding spoiler tags, then decided against it.

● Average films are 40-60/100. Ratings ending in 5 mean ♥ (rewatchable and/or would look forward to watching something with a common director/actor).

● TV ratings are a lot more extreme.

more Recent Ratings

50 45% IF (2024) - Rated 22 May 2024
"They captured the magic of the premise quite well. I wouldn't call the plot twisty, but they manage to avoid a lot of the expected tropes. The intro could have gone full Up but I'm glad they didn't feel the need to. The big twist was predictable toward the end and not dissimilar to Detective Pikachu. I was worried they forgot about the sick Asian kid who couldn't find a friend. Fav scene: going with Winnie the Pooh to Coney Island and imagining an evening visit."
60 62% The Blonde Fury (1989) - Rated 22 May 2024
"Hong Kong cut. There's something wrong with the comedic delivery for everyone involved. The two male sidekicks were too similar in personality. Rothrock's action scenes are worth watching despite the subpar plot. How undercover can a blonde woman be in HK, especially when she's sneaking around the newspaper company? Fav scenes: fight against the Mario Bros where she's more skilled and at one point she was running down the rope canopy/ladder; Jackie Chan-esque use of props like ladders."
60 62% The Hollars (2016) - Rated 19 May 2024
"A sweet movie to watch on an afternoon. The characters all made some sense to follow. Glad to see Margo Martindale show off her acting chops and really added warmth to the family. Charlie Day was a bit too much. MEW made the most of her scenes. Fav scene: Krasinski shaving Martindale's head."
30 15% Computer Chess (2013) - Rated 19 May 2024
"The visuals and the premise were interesting, but I don't understand most of it outside the actual computer chess stuff."
60 62% Di shi pan guan (1993) - Rated 19 May 2024
"Likable characters elevate this beyond the thin plot. Ng, Wong, and Chu (in that order) add a fair amount of personality. Wong demonstrated a moral code and physical weakness rather than mindless killing. Yu is probably the least interesting of the bunch, but he adds a presence and action scenes (including an over-the-top intro). Fav scene: final taxi chase."
50 45% Penguins of Madagascar (2014) - Rated 12 May 2024
"Rewatch. There are worse ways to pass the time with a kids' movie. The other operative team add some interesting conflicts. Octopus villain was more comical and try-hard than scary. The ending was just fine. Fav scene: they really use up a lot of the humor in the intro."
50 45% Suzume (2022) - Rated 12 May 2024
"I want Shinkai to keep doing his thing (that art style!), but I didn't really understand the plot of Suzume. The existential threat seemed unnecessary and uninteresting in contrast with the interesting slices of lives we encounter and the human drama with the aunt. The hot guy got turned into a gimmicky chair. Maybe we jumped into the supernatural too quickly. Fav scene: aunt saying really mean things."
20 4% Don't Go in the Woods (1981) - Rated 28 Apr 2024
"Why are they dubbed so poorly? Why is the 350lb Sheriff the most competent guy? I'll forgive horror movie tropes but they didn't even bother making us like the main characters (or give them any personality) before killing them off. I'm hoping the three! commentaries on my BD will be worth it. Fav scene: worst escape attempt ever from the lady in the shack, then she gets slashed repeatedly, but the killer's tasteful and doesn't slash away enough of her clothes to show anything."
60 62% Civil War (2024) - Rated 18 Apr 2024
"It was very impactful for me while I was watching and immediately afterward, but the more I reflect, the less I'm sure this is a great film. The plot armor of the main characters and the final assault team is insane. The lack of explanation for the sides meant the combatants' tolerance of journalists felt unbelievable. I don't know how a film can be so infuriatingly neutral. Fav scene: Plemons' entire interaction was all tension."
40 30% Disturbing Behavior (1998) - Rated 15 Apr 2024
"A dose of nostalgia with Katie Holmes. Weird that they cut out a romance between her and Marsden. Similarly, felt like the sister should have done more but she didn't even react appropriately. Fav scene: the sheer ridiculousness of driving a car off a random high waterfall (on an island), then Marsden yeeting Greenwood 50 feet away from the cliff."