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nobamba

Cinema Addict - 1813 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jan 18, 2018

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
30 14% Redneck (1973) - Oct 24, 2020
"This was not good. It's a gritty crime drama but the nastiness doesn't really serve to advance the plot except to show how bad these guys are, which we already knew. It's more sleaze/exploitation. The relationship with the boy and the boy's development could have been explored better for an improved film. Fav scene: boy trying to shave and then spots a lurker outside the window."
60 57% Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) - Oct 24, 2020
"I was oblivious re: the msg of the 1st film initially but have grown to like it. Like many reunion shows, the original success was lightning in a bottle that can't be replicated. This was more polished and timely but those things actually hurt the appeal. I spent too much time wondering if scenes were staged b/c of the multiple cameras. Maria Bakalova is a breakout star and held her own with SBC. Fav scenes: Judith (RIP) at the synagogue; Melania cartoon; Stephen Miller; moon dance; pro-lifer."
70 72% Black Widow (1954) - Oct 17, 2020
"A nice simple and enjoyable whodunit. WB Archive's back cover and the title basically gave the reveal away. Terrible police work but it makes for entertaining drama. Van Heflin doesn't really have the face of a leading man. Gene Tierney was a minor player and I wish I saw more of her. Ginger Rogers was good. Fav scene: you're not dumb enough to leave the body in your own apartment. "
30 14% The Beautiful Blonde from Bashful Bend (1949) - Oct 15, 2020
"Catchy tune and pretty women in tight outfits but annoying side characters and not much depth to an otherwise funny premise. All the goodwill from the first act is quickly lost once Grable settles in the new town. Fav scene: going through the schoolteacher's belongings with the prettier Olga San Juan on the train. "
60 57% Gaslight (1944) - Oct 15, 2020
"More famous for the term gaslighting. I prefer the 1940 version for Anton Walbrook. Bergman puts in a better performance than Wynyard especially at the end when she turns the tables on him. Angela Lansbury was distracting since I'm not used to seeing her young. May Whitty was so annoyingly nosy. Terrible police work at the end. Fav scene: the ending when Bergman turntables on Boyer. "
40 26% Gidget (1959) - Oct 14, 2020
"What is up, fellow teenagers? Gidget, the girl midget (can't get that out of my head), is memely surrounded by a bunch of 30YO guys who teach her to surf and accomplish other life milestones while she so-earnestly has to deal with beleaguered parents! I wish I saw more of her friend BL who was the only sane person. This was very idealized '50s with nobody darker than a light cappuccino, beautiful cars, and sexy high-waisted swimsuits. Fav scenes: chest exercises; dad dropping lamb leg on foot."
65 66% Happy Halloween, Scooby-Doo! (2017) - Oct 12, 2020
"Scooby-Doo Avengers Assemble with Fast and the Furious. Guest stars I actually got hyped about, The Scarecrow, and kind of an unofficial new trilogy mixed with a lot of driving on the road. The latest trend in Scooby films has been to add an additional twist beyond the villain reveal, but personally I'm a traditionalist. One of the better DTV Scooby films. Fav scene: Fred going Rambo."
80 85% Laura (1944) - Oct 12, 2020
"An attractive Gene Tierney is killed in her prime! Who did it? Was it Clifton Webb with the creepy age difference? Was it an unrecognizable buff mustacheless and too earnest Vincent Price? Do we have an unreliable narrator in Dana Andrews? Nah, he's too bland even though we keep being told how awesome he is. Great atmosphere and flashbacks. Wonderful wardrobe. So-so ending. Fav scene: flashback of the Webb/Tierney romance starting with their meeting at the hotel---he plays such a pompous jerk. "
40 26% A Star Is Born (1976) - Oct 12, 2020
"How did they get these two singers but still have unremarkable songs that don't seem to fit the plot? It's not a bad movie per se, but definitely the weakest or most forgettable in the series. Except for Streisand's faces. Not much in the plot besides time jumps with riding horses. How did Streisand's character get famous? I think I just don't care for the '70s as much. LOL female reporter sleeping for a story trope. Fav scene: building the house and being in the amazing house. "
20 4% Rugrats in Paris: The Movie (2000) - Oct 11, 2020
"I was so confused. The movie is set in Paris but they shoehorn Asian (mix of Chinese, Japanese, etc.) people and cultural things into it all. Was there a quota for minorities? All the white families could go to Paris with a day's notice but they leave the black girl (who speaks French) behind in America? Then we meet Japanese Kira who is perfect waifu for Chas? The kids were so wild which is fine for an episode but gets tiring and gross in a movie. Fav scene: going down the slide at the park."