Bio: My rankings reflect how much I personally enjoy a film and how likely I will want to re-watch them. This is why some films that I can admit as being 'classics' will get low scores as I just didn't enjoy them and I don't feel a need to try and critique them objectively here.
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|46 15%||Batman & Robin (1997) - Sep 25, 2021
"Amazingly I discovered I had never seen this recently.It actually wasn't as bad as I was expecting in many ways. The tone is incredibly camp and seems to be more inspired by the 60s tv show than the Burton films that came before it, and if they had committed wholeheartedly to that, it may have actually worked. However too much of the production takes itself too seriously so this mismatch of tones is disastrous and the writing and some of the performances are dreadful."
|62 40%||Pineapple Express (2008) - Sep 21, 2021
"Who would have thought a stoner action comedy works better when inebriated than when you're sober. It's decent but would almost certainly be much better under the influence or among some friends amid whose company there is a natural high. "
|69 53%||You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008) - Sep 18, 2021
"While this is bad on so many levels I actually enjoyed the utterly absurd stupid sense of humour on display and I laughed frequently which surprised me given the film's poor reputation."
|42 12%||Candyman (2021) - Sep 18, 2021
"Didn't work for me. It was just a fairly dull experience that I couldn't engage with despite being in the mood for what I hoped it would bring to the table. No real thrills or fun kills and about the only excitement I got was from the final few seconds before the credits rolled (I mean that, there's a single cool moment there)."
|18 1%||Extract (2009) - Sep 18, 2021
"Well this was an unexpected festering turd of a movie. Mike Judge doesn't always hit a home run with his work but there's always been a basic level of enjoyability consistently through his career. Here Extract feel like an unfinished first draft in terms of a plot and the humour is just non existent. While the setup is weak to begin with, the excellent cast could have made much more of this if they had better material. I won't ever be watching this shit again that's for sure. "
|61 38%||The Internship (2013) - Sep 15, 2021
"Harmless safe comedy fluff which serves as a google product placement promotion for the most part. Didn't start out great, but over the surprisingly lengthy run time it improved to the point of satisfying as a couple of hours of light entertainment. Very little to write home (or even email) about but nothing much to object to either. "
|57 28%||Hancock (2008) - Sep 14, 2021
"A bit like the titular character, Hancock doesn't know what it wants to be. Starting off as a meta piss-take on the superhero genre, it detours into a sort of fantasy melodrama before ending conveniently in standard superhero fare. "
|37 7%||Malignant (2021) - Sep 11, 2021
"I like Wan as a director but this is really bad. This movie is all about the twist and for some it will make their experience. For me, the twist was completely telegraphed making me figure it out after about 20 mins (spoilers prevent me explaining how) which meant I had to sit through the next painfully dull uninteresting hour waiting for the movie to catch up. When the reveal happens, the movie finally goes full nuts and might have been a little fun if I hadn't been utterly numb by that point. "
|71 59%||Margin Call (2011) - Sep 10, 2021
"A deliberately unspectacular and realistic portrayal of the events where a number of key individuals at an investment bank realise they are going to need to act morally reprehensibly if the company is to survive. Margin Call is probably easier to watch if you know the stock market or have seen The Big Short which explained a lot of the foundations this is built on. The performances are suitably understated, solid and contribute to a worthy insight into the ruthless nature of Wall Street finance"
|56 27%||Faster (2010) - Sep 09, 2021
"Faster is a slightly odd action drama where the Rock plays The Terminator released from prison only to immediately set out to exact revenge on those who were responsible for a past tragedy in his life. Rock's revenge mission is standard but enjoyable fare reminiscent of one of the old 80s actioners from Arnie, Sly or JCVD. What's odd is the subplots involving the retiring detective and bizarre playboy hitman, neither of which really work, especially when the 'twist' is obvious from the start."