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300 2007, R)
A Beautiful Mind 2001, PG-13)
A Beautiful Mind is a beautiful film! There's not much to be said of it really.
Amazing Grace 2007, PG)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence 2001, PG-13)
Atonement 2007, R)
Perfect! A brilliant film. Great performances from Kiera Knightley, Saoirse Roman, Romola Garai, Vanessa Redgrave, but especially James McAvoy who completely carries this film. Breath-taking cinematography. Sweeping musical score from Dario Marianelli. Nominated for 7 Academy Awards including Best Picture, Atonement is one of the best films of 2007.
Avatar 2009, PG-13)
For sure one of the best action/sci-fi movies ever. It's so emotionally engaging, so mindbogglingly(?) epic, nothing compares to the epic awesomeness of this film. As I'm sure you can tell, I love this movie.
Batman Begins 2005, PG-13)
Big Daddy 1999, PG-13)
Black Hawk Down 2001, R)
The Bourne Identity 2002, PG-13)
The Bourne Supremacy 2004, PG-13)
The Bourne Ultimatum 2007, PG-13)
Bruce Almighty 2003, PG-13)
Casino Royale 2006, PG-13)
Catch Me If You Can 2002, PG-13)
This film is so fun and nothing but a complete joy to watch. It's not your typical Spielberg movie, but it's definitely one of the most enjoyable. The cast, story, humor, cinematography, pace, flow, emotion.....it was all great! I'm thrilled to have this as part of my personal collection.
Changeling 2008, R)
Children of Men 2006, R)
The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian 2008, PG)
Clash of the Titans 2010, PG-13)
Crash 2005, R)
A great movie! The thing that really stands out about this film is the message and how it's portrayed in a way that helps the audience relate to it in a deep and personal way. Each character is so raw, real, and flawed that the audience is able to see themselves as the characters, rather than the actors; this is one of the reasons why this film is so powerful and affective. I also love the way this film doesn't sugar coat the issues, nor does it beat around the bush. It gets right to the core of rascism in our culture and who we really are as people. The cast is just brilliant. Sandra Bullock, Matt Dillon, and Don Cheadle really let go of themselves here. Great performances all the way around.
The Dark Knight 2008, PG-13)
Dirty Harry 1971, R)
The Enforcer 1976, R)
Magnum Force 1973, R)
Sudden Impact 1983, R)
The Devil Wears Prada 2006, PG-13)
I'm pretty confident that I'm one of the only guys in the world that seriously likes this film. I think it's more than just a chick-flick; it serves, also, as a film about life in general. Great performances by Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. Solid performances by the supporting actors Stanley Tucci and Emily Blunt as well. I really love this film!
District 9 2009, R)
This film really surprised me. I had high expectations, but I did not know this would be great. This film is brilliant!
Doubt 2008, PG-13)
Based on a play, also entitled "Doubt," the film unfolds much like a piece of theater would with the dialogue and actors all in the spotlight. It's in this way that Doubt ultimately succeeds. The performances are all fantastic. Meryl Streep is brilliant in the lead role, while Philip Seymour Hoffman owns as the Priest and Amy Adams shines in a more reserved role; throughout the film, I found myself anxious for the next scene where the 3 would be together because they had great chemistry. Also Viola Davis delivers a great performance, she has only one scene in the film but makes it count by stealing it from the great Meryl Streep. All 4 garnered Oscar nominations. The film also benefits from a really good screenplay. It is never too obvious in delivering its themes and topics, but the dialogue and drama is enthralling nonetheless.
Eagle Eye 2008, PG-13)
Troy 2004, R)
Alexander 2004, R)
I wish I could say I was able to overlook the film's many flaws and say that it's a half decent film, but that would be a lie. Is this film really that bad? Sadly, and unfortunately, yes. This is a bad film; the pacing is horrible, the editing is atrocious, the performances are overly dramatic, the battle sequences are mostly mindless, it's unnecessarily gory, the story itself is unengaging, the direction is confused, and as far as historical biopics go this isn't one that all that accurate. All of these things combined with ambition could not save this film which is very sad and disappointing. The reason this film was so disappointing is because I believe this ensemble could have created THE biopic of Alexander the Great, instead we are left with this mess that makes us question the minds of those involved. I could go on for much longer about his film...
Antony And Cleopatra 1972, Unrated)
Clash of the Titans 1981, PG)
Facing the Giants 2006, PG)
Fantastic Four 2005, PG-13)
The Family Man 2000, PG-13)
Finding Nemo 2003, G)
A great film! Only Pixar could take a story about 3 fish and turn it into a masterful, timeless film.
Garden State 2004, R)
Garden State is such a great film. Zach Braff truly shows is talent not only as a performer, but also as a talented writer and director. A brilliant script, with smart dialogue in nearly every scene. Natalie Portman is nothing short of amazing in this film.
Garfield - The Movie 2004, PG)
Gettysburg 1993, PG)
Gran Torino 2008, R)
The Great Outdoors 1988, PG)
The Holiday 2006, PG-13)
The Incredible Hulk 2008, PG-13)
Inglourious Basterds 2009, R)
Iron Man 2008, PG-13)
Great film! Marvel's best since Spiderman 2!
Iron Man 2 2010, PG-13)
The Italian Job 2003, PG-13)
Joe Somebody 2001, PG)
Junebug 2005, R)
Amy Adams is my absolute favorite actress and I'm so glad I finally saw this film. I really liked it a lot, and Adams is absolutely fantastic. She completely deserved he Oscar nomination, and if it weren't for Rachel Weisz's great performance in The Constant Gardener, she would have won Best Supporting Actress. But, her time IS coming so I can live with that! Truly one of the best films of 2005.
Juno 2007, PG-13)
Letters from Iwo Jima 2006, R)
Clint Eastwood....he is such a brilliant director. He dared to take Hollywood where it had never gone before, the heart and mind of the enemy. With this film, he told a story that few have ever heard. Letters from Iwo Jima is yet another masterpiece by Eastwood and is a film that will proudly be among the best of his films.
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001, PG-13)
My personal favorite of the trilogy! A true masterpiece of a film. The pacing of this film is simply unreal. It's the best 2.5 hour experience available. It is developed brilliantly as we take in the beautiful scenery, story, and meet the characters. As a huge fan of the books, the characters were spot on from the book. Peter Jackson brilliantly selected every cast member perfectly. Gandalf, Frodo, Aragorn, Sam, Gimli, Merry, Pippin...they were all just as I had imagined them. The awesome ensemble cast from the large roles to the small roles were great. Ian McKellan and Elijah Wood in particular. The strong supporting cast, a cast of relatively unknown actors at the time, also gave good performances.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002, PG-13)
The third best of the trilogy. But, you can't say the worst of the trilogy because there's absolutely nothing negative about this film at all. The others are just more perfect. This installment of the trilogy introduces new characters as the adventure splits into different paths. We meet characters like Eowyn, Faramir, Eomer, Theoden.....in which the supporting actors portray brilliantly. Again, as in the first film, the supporting cast really adds to the movie. The fighting scenes in this film are so epic. The Battle of Helm's Deep is so awesome.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003, PG-13)
Brilliant! Peter Jackson has given us one of the of the best cinematic accomplishments of our time. It is the perfect ending to the world we fell in love with. The best thing about this movie is it's emotional power. It is one of the most touching, emotionally engaging films ever. The character's journeys have taken them to the edge of hope. We see the transformations within them; we see the desperation of their journey as it draws to a close. With the first two films and the addition of this one, we are a character. We experience everything the characters experience. When I watch this film, I am in Middle Earth. I think that is a sign of a masterpiece. It's incredible to know that Peter Jackson was able to create such epics films as this.
Million Dollar Baby 2004, PG-13)
Minority Report 2002, PG-13)
Munich 2005, R)
Mystic River 2003, R)
This is definitely a film that will have you yelling at the TV by the end. It's dark and depressing, but a great thriller nonetheless. It's backed up by a great storyline and an excellent cast. Sean Penn gave a great performance. I'm usually not a big fan of his, but he definitely deserved the Oscar. If you're a fan of Clint Eastwood films, you cannot miss this one! It's for sure in his best films alongside Million Dollar Baby. One of my favorite films!
Napoleon Dynamite 2004, PG)
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975, R)
Wow, just wow! A brilliant masterpiece of a film.
Pan's Labyrinth 2006, R)
This film is absolutely fantastic! The story is great and unfolds in an almost effortless fashion with great performances by all the cast. They all were very convincing in their roles. The visual effects were stunning. Each of the characters were unique and intricate in appearance. This film is very dark and depressing, but beautiful without a doubt! A great movie. The best fantasy i've ever seen.
Platoon 1986, R)
Excellent! A standout film for War cinema. Platoon goes where so few films do, the emotional side of wartime. The cast is perfect with so many great performances, especially Tom Berenger and Willem Dafoe, who both received Oscar nominations for Best Supporting Actor. A great story, intense action, good writing, and memorable scenes. A great film! I recommend it!
Pride and Prejudice 2005, PG)
This film really took me by surprise, not by how good it was, but by how much I liked it. This excellent film completely took me in and I absolutely loved it.
Pulp Fiction 1994, R)
I love this movie! I was hesitant to watch this film because, honestly, it looked pretty stupid. I was wrong....this is a great film.
Requiem for a Dream 2000, R)
With a unique visual style and some amazing performances, Requiem manages to be one of the most effective films about drug addiction ever. Ellen Burstyn gives a stunning performance, and Jennifer Connelly is also really good. Right from the start you get the sense that the film will end horribly for these characters, but predictability aside, the film delivers a powerhouse conclusion that left me completely wrecked upon watching it. Disturbing, depressing, hopeless, and unforgettable, Requiem for a Dream is a really good little film from Darren Aronofsky.
Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves 1991, PG-13)
Seven (Se7en) 1995, R)
The Shawshank Redemption 1994, R)
Outstanding! Brilliant! One of the best!
Sideways 2004, R)
A special film, the kind that stays with you days after watching it. The word that comes to mind when I think about this movie is, rich. Each scene is so perfectly constructed and full of so much heart and soul; the characters are fully realized, well developed, and perfectly portrayed by an amazing cast. Payne's direction is brilliant, this is easily his best film he's ever done. And the script is fun, charming, interesting, real, and resonant.
Snatch 2001, R)
The first 30 minutes or so were very hard to follow, there are a lot of characters, but once everyone is introduced and the story unfolds, the film is nothing but pure entertainment. Great cast, good characters, solid writing, and lots of action...Snatch. is a must see! Also, Brad Pitt is very good in this.
Spider-Man 2002, PG-13)
A great film! Marvel's best superhero adaptation to date. This film, like the other superhero movies, is full of the things that instantly grab an audiences attention.....action, fighting, entensity, emotion, and story. Spiderman more than delivers in those areas. This film, unlike the other films in it's genre, has a perfect cast that makes this film more than typical. With leading actors like Tobey Maguire, Willem Dafoe, Kirsten Dunst, and James Franco, this film has a depthness that it otherwise would have lacked. Also a strong supporting cast with actors like Rosemary Harris and J.K. Simmons also adds to the film.
Spider-Man 2 2004, PG-13)
Perfect! A fantastic film! Spiderman 2 is Marvel's best film! It's among the best of it's genre if not the best. Everything that was perfect about the first film the second exemplifies!
Stranger Than Fiction 2006, PG-13)
This is one of my favorites! I love everything about it. This is my third review I have written for this movie; it's so hard to describe it and do it justice, especially when it's a little underrated.
Sunshine Cleaning 2008, R)
Released as a highly anticipated feature at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival, and distributed by the producers of the acclaimed comedy, Little Miss Sunshine, everyone hoped Sunshine Cleaning would be brilliant. It is for those reasons that I think Sunshine Cleaning is not as liked as it should. I feel like because it was not as good as Little Miss Sunshine, viewers and critics unfairly judge the film. In doing so they missed out on a great movie experience. What I found in this film was a touching, emotional story fueled by a fantastic cast, and an indie flare that holds it all together.
There Will Be Blood 2007, R)
WOW! First, let me state the obvious, Daniel Day Lewis was absolutely fantastic. One of the best performances by any actor I've ever seen. He was so real and convincing, every moment was just perfect. A good performance by Paul Dano as well, especially in the church scenes and the final scene. I was hesitant to watch this movie because I've heard so many bad things about it, that it's too long, boring, and that it's pointless. I just have one thing to say.....all y'all There Will Be Blood haters are crazy. This is an epic masterpiece. By far the best movie of 2007, and one of the best of our time. My favorite scene in the entire film is the last scene, it really puts it all into perspective. This is a brilliant movie, you absolutely must NOT miss it.
The Usual Suspects 1995, R)
Great performances, especially from Spacey, a brilliant screenplay, and some excellent direction from Bryan Singer make THE USUAL SUSPECTS one of the most intelligently manipulative films you'll ever see. The plot is twisted and complicated, but by the end of it all, you realize you were fooled thanks to one kicker of a twist. I personally find the film hard to follow which is why I like it less than some, but the ending alone is worth seeing. One of the all-time great endings.
V for Vendetta 2006, R)
Vertical Limit 2000, PG-13)
Walk the Line 2005, PG-13)
Roger Ebert said this about the film and I completely agree with him: "The music is great, the drama is great, the writing is great, the performances are great, I love it!"
Watchmen 2009, R)
We Are Marshall 2006, PG)
The Wrestler 2008, R)
The Wrestler is an excellent film. One of the most depressing, yet utterly real dramas I have ever seen. Mickey Rourke gives an ASTOUNDING performance as Randy "The Ram" Robinson. He is worthy of every praise he received and i'm so thrilled he was able to come away with at least an Oscar nomination. Alongside Rourke is the stunning Marisa Tomei as the aging stripper, Cassidy. Another one of the powerful performances in the film. Evan Rachel Wood gives a stunning performance also, as much of the films emotional power comes from her character. The cinematography is top notch, brilliantly capturing the depressing tone of the film. The soundtrack is great. Everything is great. Fantastic, powerful, moving, memorable film by Darren Aronofsky!
X-Men 2000, PG-13)
X2: X-Men United 2003, PG-13)
A great addition to the X-Men series. I love that this film stays true to the original, but still maintains a unique identity as well. With many new characters, a great story, intensity and emotion, and great action, this film really adds to the series. Not as good as the first, but a great film nonetheless.
X-Men: The Last Stand 2006, PG-13)
Not even close to the same league as the first 2 films. The Last Stand tries to do too much and appeal to so many people that, ultimately, it fails. It's entertaining and very enjoyable, but the story is too crazy and busy. The action and special effects are brilliant, but the storyline is very weak in comparison to the fantastic first 2.
X-Men Origins - Wolverine 2009, PG-13)
This film really did not need to be made. An X-Men prequel? Really? With that being said, when I saw this film in theaters in 2009, I left the theater very pleased. It's not the best superhero/action film I've seen, but it very enjoyable. I thoroughly enjoyed it. The action, fighting, and effects are great, and even the story is okay. This film barely fits into the stories of the other films, but overall it succeeds as a member of the X-Men saga.
Marvel's The Avengers 2012, PG-13)
Drive 2011, R)
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001, PG)
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002, PG)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004, PG)
I don't think this is my favorite HP film, but it certainly is one of the best. Alfonso Cuaron's direction is what holds The Prisoner of Azkaban together There are many brilliant sequences throughout the film, but there are also some moments where I felt the jumbled plot could have ruined the film, but Cuaron's vision and direction holds it all together and makes for a wonderful viewing experience. This film lacks some of the magic that the first films had, but the performances, writing, direction, cinematography, and tone are all spot-on. Really liked it!
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005, PG-13)
The turning point in the series. The Goblet of Fire is probably my favorite HP film in the series. I loved the Tri-Wizard Tournament, and I really enjoyed Brendan Gleeson's performance as Professor Moody. Voldemort's first physical appearance is what made the film for me; the film builds perfectly to a strong ending that really adds depth to Harry's character. Ralph Fiennes is terrific as the Dark Lord.
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007, PG-13)
The Hurt Locker 2008, R)
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 2005, R)
Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope 1977, PG)
Super 8 2011, PG-13)
Truth is...I didn't want to see this that bad. I only saw it because it got good reviews and the movie that I originally wanted to see (Green Lantern) didn't. I'm so so glad I saw this film in theaters! It blew me away and I absolutely loved it! One of the best films of 2011 so far.
The Social Network 2010, PG-13)
Wow!! This film is absolutely perfect! There are so few words to describe the brilliance of this film. The Social Network is a film that defines a generation; it is so real, smart, fresh....truly a product of it's time!
Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003, R)
I really loved this movie! It was extemely exciting to watch: action, awesome fighting, blood, Tarantino dialogue. It is great!
Kill Bill, Volume 2 2004, R)
The Matrix 1999, R)