the concept of the innkeepers is what initially persuaded me in watching the film but the final product just didn’t cut it for me. personally, there wasn’t really anything exciting about it. the movie has some decent thrills but not until a solid portion of the film is nearly over.
we need to talk about kevin was slow but interesting. it’s one of those movies where you have to know how it ends and it wasn’t half bad. i’d consider it more of a drama than a thriller but the actor portraying kevin does an excellent job. apparently, certain aspects in the book were excluded from the film and that would have been nice to know or see but other than that, i’d watch it again.
i’m not sure why we were trying to hard to watch splice. i didn’t like it too much but i think that’s mostly because i was expecting something else from the film. i guess the idea is new and that’s always nice to have. other than that though, i’m not sure what else to say really. it’s somewhat slow paced for my taste.
the avengers was awesome. it had some good laughs and some even better action. if i had to play the devil’s advocate, i’d say the only downfall of the film is that you’d probably have to watch the previous marvel movies that led up to the avengers or at least know a little about the marvel universe to fully understand what was going on. also, the avengers fighting as a team should been happening throughout the whole film and not just the later half but i guess you have to build up the plot for the grand finale. other than those two very minor things though, the film was excellent. i’m somewhat bummed to find out that there was actually another ending (total of two) after the credits rolled though. i guess i’ll have to watch it again in theaters!
i didn’t expect tucker & dale vs evil to be funny but to be honest, it had me laughing. dubbed as a horror comedy, tucker and dale actually worked really well together as the protagonists and certain lines of the film were just outright funny. it’s not the most hilarious thing i’ve seen but as far as horror comedies go, this one’s not bad.
rammbock berlin undead isn’t as bad as you’d think. it’s not good either but like most zombie movies, you can’t really go horribly wrong. the main character is an asshole, in the sense that we’re thinking who cares if he gets mauled but other than that, the movie is okay. well, maybe a little less than that.
i went to the theater with hopes that friends with kids was going to be just as funny as bridesmaids. do not do this. it’ll ruin the movie for you, not that the movie is bad but it’s surprisingly serious and somewhat depressing. there are some pretty good laughs though and chris o’dowd really nails it.
shit, i probably should have written these reviews earlier because i can barely remember what happens in most of the films. shivers. the movie had some chilling parts but the build up to them take forever. in the end, it’s not really worth it (like many horror movies) but more so because you’re left feeling like the writers quickly scrapped something up to fill in the rest.
dark hours is what i’d imagine the movie funny games to be like. in comparison to the films produced today, this torture film is a little on the lighter side. there’s really not much else to say about it. i wouldn’t recommend it.
seriously, what was the point of 5ive girls? this has to be one of the worst movies i’ve ever seen. whoever created this piece of junk relied too heavily on the appearance of the female protagonists rather than focusing on making a movie (kind of like how michael bay had megan fox transform your penis rather than optimus prime transform into a truck) and that sums up everything about this film. oh, and ron perlman is in this film for some reason.
the collector was disturbingly interesting. the plot for the film hasn’t been done too much and the intensity builds throughout the film very nicely. it’s not the best piece of work, but it’s something i’d actually watch again. well, maybe. it’s pretty gruesome at parts.
an american boring. the end.
and battle royale hits the states! just kidding, stone cold steve austin actually featured in a similar movie that was based on BR. i heard that movie sucked. this movie didn’t. jennifer lawrence does well to keep you rooting for her although the actual games take forever to start. i’d say the only real downfall of this film is the length. other than that though, good performances all around. except from lenny kravitz. stick to whatever it is that you do.
the girl next door is surprisingly interesting but only to the extent that you’d want to know how the movie ends. and it doesn’t end well. for you.
why do we watch all these crappy movies? the signal. everyone in this film is retarded and watching it will make you retarded as well.
emily browning finally looks okay in one of her films. too bad the film is sleeping beauty. “i could see it inspiring interesting discussions afterward, but there is the matter of having to sit through it first,” put nicely by a critic on rotten tomatoes.
at first i didn’t know how to feel about the cabin in the woods. i’d find things to complain about like oh, what a cop out ending. then i realized that i’m a fucking idiot because that movie is totally awesome. finally, a horror movie with good jokes. and the best part about the film would probably have to be everything. but especially the cameos and spinoffs of other horror movie villains. i’d like to see a sequel if possible. or just watch it again.
one [hooker] does not simply fly into paris, france. and that’s that.
11-11-11 sparked an interest in me because of the tagline and it’s similarities to the movie the number 23. however, the movie lacked any real intensity and the main character can never die apparently.
the world is being invaded by nothing. welcome to earths darkest hours.
sorry for the lack of real content but these so called reviews are long overdue and i’m getting tired of procrastinating. although i’m writing less, what i’m writing still truly reflects how i feel about these movies. fuck y’all.
the ending of the film had an unexpected twist but other than that, final destination 5 fails to offer anything new to the series. after the second or third movie, it seems like the creators are struggling to find new ways to kill off everybody in the film. maybe they should watch several episodes of 1,000 ways to die on spike for ideas.
when the trailers for cowboys and aliens first emerged, my initial plans were to watch it in theaters. now that i’ve actually seen the movie, i’m glad that money didn’t go to waste. the idea, to be honest, is quite interesting and has potential but the movie is poorly executed. the plot for the film gives off the same vibe one gets from hancock: incomplete. and for an action flick, the film lacks just that. simply said, not enough cowboys or aliens doing whatever it is that they do.
despite how cheesy big bad wolf was, the movie never strayed from its plot which is surprising because many low budget horror movies these days will throw random background stories in to fill out whatever doesn’t add up in the film. however, i’d assume that it wasn’t difficult to follow through because of how generic the plot actually was. overall, it was your typical crappy horror flick.
visually stunning and wonderfully entertaining, the secret world of arrietty is another captivating film from the masterminds at studio ghibli. based off the borrowers, this movie about friendship and loneliness really captures the audience through its relatable storytelling. the soundtrack to the film is both amazing and sometimes questionable but other than that, studio ghibli delivers yet again.
it seems that most horror movies nowadays favor scaring their audiences through cheap thrills and loud sound effects rather than great storytelling and the ward is no different. for someone like john carpenter, who many deem the master of horror, the ward certainly lacks what his other movies don’t. it may just be that considering how long it’s been, most ideas have been presented already but reusing old concepts shouldn’t mean that they still can’t be executed properly or at least decently.
catfish slowly draws in your attention and leaves you amazed that events like the ones that take place in the film can really happen. there’s not much else to say other than just watch it. catfish is more dramatic than most dramas, more thrilling than most thrillers, and more touching than pretty much all romantic films.
considering that the uninvited is remade from it’s korean counterpart, it’s hard to say the film has an original storyline. unlike the ward however, the overall execution of the uninvited makes the movie more watchable. the ending isn’t completely unexpected but somehow still refreshing and enjoyable. and elizabeth banks plays an excellent villain.
aaron eckhart plays the unlikable protagonist in the film suspect zero. the movie is overworked making the storyline hard to follow. as mentioned on the rotten tomatoes site, the only pro about this film may be that it features ben kingsley. other than that, the storyline and nearly everything else just doesn’t work out.
although there are many cheap thrills and loud sound effects in the woman in black, portions of the film are genuinely creepy. the movie is frightening in the sense that it builds up tension and suspense without revealing too much until the very end. and i’m all for daniel radcliffe playing other roles but it’s still somewhat difficult to believe that his character in the film is married and has children.
the last exorcism is somewhat like your average exorcism movie but slightly better than most. filmed like your typical exorcism documentary, the movie is more cleverly written than most horror films with an unseen shock ending. overall, it’s not the best thing ever but it certainly is new.
the chemistry between justin timberlake and mila kunis is what makes friends with benefits. if not for those two, the movie would definitely be less appealing. and unlike most romantic comedies, the humor in this film can be surprisingly crude at times.
the artist is probably one of the best films you’ll see this year. the storyline isn’t the most sophisticated but it doesn’t have to be because the execution of the film is near perfect. the cast, the music, everything about this movie works. it’s even more impressive that the artist is a silent film, which goes to show that movies can still turn out well without an over the top, dream within a dream plot.
there wasn’t really any point in creating another underworld movie other than for kicks. or money. the CGI effects were noticeably worse than before and that’s all there really is to say. it’s pretty much the same thing every time.
with a plot designed to provoke and enrage its viewers, red state fails horribly to do so. although classified as a horror film, the movie seems more like an overdone action movie. to say the least, red state was too long and failed to impress.
cashback is your below average romantic comedy, if it can even be called that. the storyline is very generic and the protagonist is unlikable. throwing in the time freezing concept doesn’t add much and leaves the audience asking why bother.
unlike cashback, CSL actually delivers. the movie is consistently funny and even unpredictable at times, which is very rare for romantic comedies. CSL has an excitingly realistic and fresh approach and is definitely worth looking into if you’re into romantic comedies.
at first, carriers seemed interesting because of the twist it had on viral infections (or zombie) movies. however, the idea wasn’t executed properly, being anticlimactic and very predictable. also, not that most viruses are explained in horror movies, but nothing is ever really mentioned about how this particular infection began.
our idiot brother turned out to be another let down. although you’re always rooting for paul rudd’s character, the lack of consistency in jokes really discourages you to watch further. it almost seems like they literally focused too much on paul rudd acting as an idiot.
the shrine turned out to be an exorcism movie and although most exorcism movies are usually predictable, this one wasn’t. the movie takes nearly forever to pick up and halfway through the movie, characters start speaking different languages and there are no visible subtitles or translations. towards the end, the movie gets slightly better and more thrilling. to be honest, it’s not the worst thing on this list.
after watching don’t be afraid of the dark, it’s no surprise the movie is guillermo del toro’s lowest rated film on rotten tomatoes. the movie has potential but the suspense is deflated when the monsters are revealed early on. all the performances of the cast as well as the movie itself is pretty forgettable. it’s very rare that remakes outshine their original counterparts but i expected more out of guillermo del toro.
with woody allen’s recognizable touch, this romantic comedy has a certain familiarity to it probably due to the fact that the plot is more believable and relatable than his other works. with enough jokes in every scene to distract you from remembering how difficult relationships can be, annie hall is the perfect movie about relationships (thanks steven johnsrude).
another earth starts off somewhat slow but the sci-fi aspect keeps you guessing until the very final scene, which makes the movie worthwhile. if not for the ending, the movie would be just another one of those overworked artsy films.
like charlie kaufman’s other films, being john malkovich is strangely entertaining. the concept of the film is very bizarre and clever at the same time. kaufman’s surrealistic style portrayed in this film (as well as his others) is what makes his movies so addicting. the movie itself is quite depressing but definitely worth watching again and again.
fair game had an incredible cast but their performances were mediocre. the movie never really picks up, probably due to the fact that it’s based on true events.
watch win win. the storyline isn’t the most creative idea ever but the fact that it’s so simple and well executed makes the film that much better, not to mention the amazing performances by the cast. this movie is basically the ideal indie drama flick (including your above average soundtrack). and for once in my life, wrestling seemed interesting, up until the end of the movie and it’s back to thinking how homosexual the sport is.
don’t watch albino farm. just knowing that the cast included wrestlers from WWE should give you an idea of how terrible the movie is. also, there were no albinos throughout the entire film. false advertising.
there is no real downside to memento other than its running time. to be honest, at first it’s hard to know how to feel about the film immediately after watching it. when thinking more about the movie, the concept was interesting and the structure (with the black & white scenes as opposed to the ones in color) worked well. like most christopher nolan films, this movie is pretty solid.