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Celluloid Junkie - 3155 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 26, 2008

Location: Canada

Age: 37

Bio: I have a twitter: https://twitter.com/flickmetictyler
I even occasionally tweet.
Here's a big long empty space to symbolize the void in my soul.

Anything 51 and up is a recommendation, meaning you aren't wasting your time seeing it. Anything between 51-79 ranges from mediocre to very good. Anything 80+ is what I call a "Great Movie" and it's a must-see and is awesome to various degrees. Anything that's a 50 is something that I'm a fence sitter on (meaning I'm too useless to actually be able to make up my god damn mind) so it could go either way. 49 and under means you should avoid. Under 10 means I was probably raped by the movie or, at the very least, fondled. Despite the effort I've put into explaining my rating system, numbers are fairly often chosen at random (well, maybe my gut feeling) so I might actually like a movie I rated 75 more than an 85, I just really can't be bothered to go back and constantly re-do my ratings.

more Recent Ratings

60 22% Hypnotic (2023) - May 30, 2023
"I liked it, but I guess I could see why people think it's terrible. I suppose I'm just easier on mind-bending movies, and ultimately, through the twists and turns I was never bored. That has to count for something. It's competently directed and acted, and there are some cool scenes."
70 40% The Fist of the Condor (2023) - May 29, 2023
"It's a little rough. It's trying to tell a dramatic tale of two brothers at odds with one another over some serious shit, and I think there's enough twists that it's interesting. But sometimes this is shot and written in a really silly way, which is itself at odds with what it's trying to do. Marko Zaror was good and the action was entertaining, and I do appreciate that it makes the fights feel big."
45 11% Support Group Olympus (2021) - May 27, 2023
"I expected this to be more of a comedy but it's a drama with some jokes. The jokes are atrocious. The drama is a little better. There are some moments, especially during the therapy, where the movie says something fairly deep, or at the very least interesting. But most of the dialogue doesn't reach that level, and the performances vary, making the drama a lot less effective than it could have been. I really enjoy t his premise but wanted more from it. Too long for what it is."
75 53% R.M.N (2022) - May 25, 2023
"The village meeting scene is outstanding. I enjoy Mungiu's approach, employing longer shots, though I would say that if you're going to do that, you need to leave me with better imagery, not that this is bad or anything. With that said, it's nice to see this subject matter in a different country. I agree with NBP, making the townspeople a faceless mob is a wasted opportunity to craft something smarter than most movies. The ending is thematically rich but a little odd given the realism of the res"
60 22% To Catch a Killer (2023) - May 22, 2023
"Sometimes this goes off the rails narratively, but for the most part this is a serviceable thriller. Woodley is good but it's not her best work, nor her most demanding, but I like seeing her. The script does go into a little more detail in terms of procedure, which was appealing. Early on the killer was really built up into something that was more interesting than what the conclusion gave us. Entertaining but forgettable."
60 22% Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World (2023) - May 22, 2023
"I actually agree with some of the criticisms I've seen, such as the story being told in a "sluggish" way. It's not the best version of this story. The boxing itself is not top-tier stuff, and while I think the guy who played Foreman was good, the rest of the performances were only decent. That's pretty much true across the board, this movie is decent. The directing gets fundamentals with a few weird choices. I enjoyed this partially because I really like boxing movies in general."
65 29% White Men Can't Jump (2023) - May 21, 2023
"I realize that I might be alone in this, but this was decent. I haven't seen the original and I know that the leads here are just not the quality of Snipes and Harrelson, but I still bought into their friendship. I chuckled a few times and cared about what was going on. I will never say that this is an amazing movie, and I expected it to be bad, but I won't sit here and say that I didn't enjoy it."
90 91% Bad Luck Spot (2023) - May 19, 2023
"I mean look, I'm a simple man. I see bunnies and I am a fan. I don't have any experience with the Luck movie, and hadn't heard of these hazmat suited bunnies until right now, but I chuckled at this, and felt joy. I know it's not worthy of a 90 but I don't care, let me have this."
40 8% Robots (2023) - May 19, 2023
"It actually has a pretty cool premise for a romcom, and it's always nice to see Woodley. Whitehall and Woodley are good individually but their chemistry does not hold up to other couples in this genre. The way their relationship was written doesn't help. And the film just isn't funny. There's some light political satire haphazardly thrown in there and I'm just like, why? What purpose did this serve besides just wanting to take a swipe at the other side? At least lean into it meaningfully."
75 53% Polite Society (2023) - May 19, 2023
"I appreciate how it mixes comedy and action, and even a scene or two that I found legitimately creepy. It starts with a huge amount of potential and you expect it to culminate in something extraordinary, but it doesn't. It's never boring but what you hope for/expect is greater than what this is. It felt like it was going to have awesome action and frankly, it's kind of lame in comparison to other action movies. With that said, I did like the characters and the comedy."