Movie Buff - 319 Film Ratings
Member Since: Sep 15, 2017
|90 79%||A Star Is Born (2018) - Oct 15, 2018
"It was pretty dang good, though it definitely felt like "Oscar bait." Gaga and Cooper's chemistry shined and the songs were wonderful. Film was a touch long; that could have been remedied with a little more on Maine's dwindling career and a little less on his substance abuse. The scene at the Grammys didn't really feel plausible."
|80 46%||Miracle (2004) - Oct 08, 2018
"Pretty good sports movie. The hockey sequences were pretty well done. It uses all of the sports movie cliches: unorthodox coach, teammates fighting, team loses sight of the goal, huge underdog defeating overwhelming opponent, etc. I also thought that it had a pretty long runtime for a "family" movie. My younger kids got bored after awhile a couldn't appreciate the Cold War reality of the film."
|85 62%||Smallfoot (2018) - Oct 01, 2018
"Decent story, good message, nice animation. I went in knowing very little about the movie, so the songs were a nice surprise. Corden's and Common's songs were pretty great. Although, ENOUGH JAMES CORDEN IN KIDS MOVIES!"
|60 9%||Homeward Bound II: Lost in San Francisco (1996) - Oct 01, 2018
"Well, my kids liked it just as much as the first one, but this sequel is...not great. It has very little of the charm that the first movie had. The human villains were dumb characters and no movie needs a dog love triangle plot. My 9-year-old could tell Shadow was voiced by a different actor."
|45 2%||Honey I Blew Up the Kid (1992) - Sep 17, 2018
"The kids loved it and it's harmless, but a total snooze for the grown-ups. 1992 chroma-key quality in full effect (i.e. it's painfully obvious)."
|85 62%||Lady Bird (2017) - Jul 26, 2018
"A pretty entertaining coming of age film, though it moved slow at times. Expected a bit more given the Oscar nominations it received."
|65 14%||Set It Up (2018) - Jul 26, 2018
"It was good enough entertainment for a plane ride, but I didn't find it to be as great as many others did. Zoey Deutch was pretty great."
|75 32%||Wonder (2017) - Jul 05, 2018
"I wanted to like this movie a lot more. The pieces were there, but it wasn't quite all put together. It's a sweet story of perseverance and empathy, but there were some weird elements. The side plot of the sister's friend which didn't really fit in, the grandma flashback, and the cartoonish mean kid."
|80 46%||Ocean's 8 (2018) - Jul 02, 2018
"It was a lot of fun, but nothing special. Lots of call backs to Clooney's Ocean's 11."
|90 79%||Incredibles 2 (2018) - Jun 25, 2018
"As sequels are prone to do, it lacked the originality of the first film, but the action, music, and animation are all great. The villain reveal was disappointing, as you could see it coming a mile away. Like the Parrs, I'm a parent of three and definitely enjoyed the parenting-related humor."