Cinema Addict - 1771 Rankings
Member Since: Jan 19, 2007
Bio: My reviews are a collection of the movies I have seen since 2005. The scores I give mean everything and nothing. Mostly nothing. Unfortunately, I don't have the ability to discern the difference between a '75' and '80', so I just pick numbers at random.
|75 T7||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - May 19, 2017
"Guardians is the only superhero film that I care about (and by care, I mean will pay money to see in the theatre), but I have no memory of the first film. Like, stuff started happening that referenced the first Guardians, and I was like "oh, they're sisters?" I had a fun time watching this, and I fully expect to not remember any of it by the time Guardians 3 comes along."
|85 T9||Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (2017) - May 19, 2017
"I don't like one man shows, but I like Gethard. I was super worried, because I wasn't digging the vibe of the first few minutes. I stuck with it, and this was a revelation. Chris opens up about his mental illness and manages to find some humour in it."
|10 T1||My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) - May 13, 2017
"A truly wretched film. The script feels like it went through a ton of revisions, and as it changed hands, no one got rid of the older stuff, so the film is jampacked with material that is inconsequential. Judging from the title, you'd expect the film to be from Hannigan's perspective, but it's not. Jon Lovitz is great as "horny brother". I also thought this was going to be a kid's film, but man oh man, there's a ton of sex jokes. Who is this film even for?"
|85 T9||Maria Bamford: Old Baby (2017) - May 13, 2017
"Bamford is one of the best stand-ups, so this special is great. I like the non-traditional approach, and it suits Bamford's style."
|40 T3||Bull Durham (1988) - May 01, 2017
"An unremarkable film featuring one of the most unremarkable actors, Kevin Costner. Tim Robbins is fun in this film, but there's no chemistry between Costner and Sarandon. "
|25 T2||The Lake House (2006) - Apr 26, 2017
"I was surprised with how early the time travel element was figured out by the two, and how neither found it to be that interesting. "Oh, I am writing letters that somehow make there way to someone else from two years ago? Yeah, whatever." Time travel films usually become complicated and you can't really think about them too hard. This film is no exception. Reeves and Bullock had chemistry in "Speed", but they actually spent time together in that film."
|10 T1||Reptilicus (1961) - Apr 24, 2017
"A forgettably bad film, but Dirch Passer is wonderful. "
|85 T9||Raging Bull (1980) - Apr 19, 2017
"A great decision to make this B&W, as some of the boxing scenes would have been brutal to watch in colour. De Niro's performance is spectacular, but Pesci and Moriarty also deserve praise. Was there anything admirable or enjoyable about the character, Jake LaMotta?"
|50 T4||Amy Schumer: The Leather Special (2017) - Apr 17, 2017
"An uneven stand-up special that, while not as bad as the internet is making it out to be, is still not very good. "
|60 T5||The Nutty Professor (1996) - Apr 15, 2017
"There's a sweet film underneath the crassness and fart jokes. I felt exhausted by Murphy's manic energy as Buddy Love. I tried explaining how this film wasn't fatphobic to my partner just as the scene where he becomes super fat and becomes Godzilla happens."