Movies I Own
This is a list of all of the DVDs that I own.
Unless I counted wrong, 53 of these are rotten.
The reason I only have part of some franchises, like Spider-man is because my boyfriend has the others. Except in some cases like Halloween because I like to view that as a trilogy.
And I have The Best of Star Trek: Next Gen volume one and two; but RT doesn't have a page for them.
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/game-of-thrones/s01/ (seasons 1,2, & 3),
https://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/glee/s01/ (just seasons 1&2),
http://www.rottentomatoes.com/tv/sherlock/s01/ (series 1,2, & 3)
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100,000,000 B.C. 2008, Unrated)
The Accidental Spy (Te wu mi cheng) 2001, PG-13)
Across the Universe 2007, PG-13)
Airplane! 1980, PG)
Alien 1979, R)
Aliens 1986, R)
I won't say that it's better than the first, but it at least is much more exciting. This one is more of an action than a thriller. And the entire movie was very exciting. However, in attempts to make it bigger than the original, they just put in a bunch of Aliens instead of one. I don't think that brought a whole lot to the movie, though, to say the least, it did definitely make the movie enjoyable. The characters were funny and fun to watch, but I prefer the propriety that the characters from the original had.
Alien3 1992, R)
This movie is really just fun to watch. But that's about it. All it really has going for it is scared running and blood. The story wasn't horrible, but it sure wasn't good. It didn't have very many likable characters, so I didn't care very much. But that doesn't mean it wasn't fun to watch people get chased down and eaten.
Alien Resurrection 1997, R)
I didn't really get a satisfactory explanation as to what happened between the previous one and this one. I got enough to fill in some gaps, but I felt like it could have been explored just a bit more. Aside from that, there wasn't really anything too wrong with this movie. But it just didn't really live up to what it could have been. It had quite decent action scenes and it's alway cool to see aliens kill people. It also had a few very creepy and grotesque scenes in it. But in an oddly enjoyable way. But it still just didn't have any of the specialness that the first two had. I will say that this one probably had the best, coolest, and grossest ending of all four. It's worth seeing just for that.
An American Werewolf in London 1981, R)
Assault on Precinct 13 1976, R)
Marvel's The Avengers 2012, PG-13)
Batman: The Movie 1966, PG)
I saw this on TV once and I couldn't stop laughing. So I bought it and it was still just as great. Pretty much everything Adam West does is great. I just love the delivery in all of his lines. The other actors were funny, but not as good.
Battlestar Galactica - The Complete Epic Series 1978, Unrated)
Best Worst Movie 2009, Unrated)
Big Fish 2004, PG-13)
I was kind of afraid at first that the movie would be an obnoxious excuse for a wild acid trip of a movie. But I was happy to see it was much more. It was actually really interesting to see such silly and fun tales that older people often tell (like Calvin's dad) regarded as truth. Nothing was overdone, it was all very tasteful and quite beautiful to watch. And it was necessary for the feel of the movie to match the theme of imagination.
Black Swan 2010, R)
Blade 1998, R)
There's not a whole lot to this plot, but it's definitely got a solid story for this kind of movie. It's got some very entertaining action including gunfights, martial arts, and sword play. And it is all very fun to watch and is well done. The graphics tend to be a bit dated at times, but the film doesn't rely on them, so they're easily over-looked. It kind of has this corny, bad-ass-lonely-hero feel to it and it really works. It brings a more fun element to the movie. I'm not sure how I feel about the bad-guys being a group of midnight-club punk vampires (if you know of a more accurate term, let me know) because it makes it seem like some typical 90's movie, but it could have been more than that. But at the same time, I can't really imagine it any other way. I think this is a really fun movie and if you're interested by just the idea of a dark, vampire, action movie, then you won't be disappointed with what you get.
Blade II 2002, R)
This is a well made sequel. They expanded on the story and gave us more of what we liked from the first one without overdoing it. The story was a great idea executed very well. They created a new breed of creatures that were a threat to humans as well as vampires which forced Blade to join forces with the vampires. The conflicts between Blade and the vampires were done very well. The action was at least just as good as the previous. The only problem is that some of the special effects were kind of goofy looking. But things like that never really bothered me. This movie is fun all the way through.
Blade: Trinity 2004, R)
I have mixed feeling about this one. It's got quite a bit of good in it, but that's almost outweighed by the amount of bad in it. If you take out everything pertaining to Blade's trouble with the police, the story was actually kind of good. Sooner or later, Blade would have to battle Dracula at some point in this franchise. Unfortunately, Dracula's character was miscast because he didn't look or act the part well.
Blade - The Complete Series 2007, Unrated)
The Blues Brothers 1980, R)
The Brave One 2007, R)
In this, our heroine has weaknesses that we can share with her and strengths we hope to find in ourselves. She is more than just a woman with a gun; the physical struggle between herself and her attackers is only 10 percent of what is really happening. The other 90 percent is internal.
Bruce Almighty 2003, PG-13)
They took a good idea, and for the most part, did a pretty good job with it. Jim Carrey tended to overact a bit (Jim Carrey, overact? no.) But a lot of what he gave us was very real. Though his character wasn't always exactly likable, we still want to see his problems overcome. Throughout the movie, Bruce always learns things he hadn't considered before. His own selfishness, how hard God's job is, how to get what you want, etc.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 1 1997, Unrated)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 2 1997, Unrated)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 3 1998, Unrated)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 4 1999, Unrated)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 5 2000, Unrated)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 6 2001, Unrated)
Buffy the Vampire Slayer - Season 7 2004, Unrated)
The Cabin in the Woods 2012, R)
Carrie 1976, R)
What I've learned from this movie is that at least 70% of the human population is pure evil. Especially if you're religious. But seriously. This movie is horrifying by showing you how evil people can be and how for they may go to feel like they are better than someone who is different. Even though it wasn't really your typical horror movie, it never felt like it wasn't horror. The eerie music, the way everyone treated Carrie, watching the "villain" (I suppose) of the movie working on her evil plot (I say with absolutely no tone of facetiousness), and helplessly watching Carrie as she walks right into the plot. Even though her doing so involves her finally feeling good about herself and being happy. We feel so conflicted as we feel happy for feeling good about herself but feel bad knowing it leads right into something horrible. So all these elements reminded me something horrible and evil was happening and it never let me forget it was a horror movie. At one point after the prom, I was actually so horrified I was crying Toy Story 3 style (you know what scene I mean).
Casino Royale 2006, PG-13)
It immediately got my interest. Craig pulls off the classic suave and witty Bond that we've known from past movies, but with a less goofy and perhaps more cynical tone. For starters, the action always kept me entertained. Each scene was suspenseful, and thrown into the story just where it needed to go to ensure that I didn't lose interest. Though watching people play cards isn't exactly action packed, this movie did manage to make it a bit intense. The plot was sometimes a bit hard for me to follow every aspect, but I could figure the basic gist of it.
Chicken Run 2000, G)
Children of the Corn 1984, R)
Child's Play 1988, R)
The Good Guy doll was scary enough without being alive. What's great about this movie is its use of suspense to scare the crap out of you. For most of the movie, a majority of what we see of Chucky is out of focus movement in the background or sounds off camera. It's great to use such small things to make you afraid of what's ABOUT to happen. The build-up is always the best. And Chucky has a frighteningly great maniacal cackle.
Curse of Chucky 2013, R)
Christine 1983, R)
Clerks 1994, R)
What's interesting is that nothing really happens, but it's never really dull. Most of the movie is just two people talking and keeping your interest. Through this, they practically become your friends. So by the end of the movie, when they really start to dig into the characters, we can really understand and associate their problems and such to traits we've already seen from them. And once the movie's over, you've spent an entire workday with them and the end of it feels very conclusive. As if to say, "Living day to day isn't so bad. Look, they made it through today."
Clerks II 2006, R)
Clerks Uncensored 2000, Unrated)
Close Encounters of the Third Kind 1977, PG)
Cloverfield 2008, PG-13)
An hour and a half of almost non-stop excitement. It's hard for me to buy the "footage" idea, but I can get past that and enjoy the fun. It's an interesting idea and it's quite exciting. It was hard to watch them running sometimes, but that's to be expected from this kind of film. It had some pretty funny dialogue but lots of the "naturalness" seemed forced. Overall, the "exciting" factor is really all it has going for it, but in my opinion, it doesn't need a whole lot more.
Commando 1985, R)
In the first four minutes, some guy kills like four people. Then we're introduced to Arnold's muscles. Then to Arnold. Then we see a cheesy montage of happy father-daughter moments. That's not a complaint. This is a great start to a great corny movie.
Cronos 1993, R)
Daria 1997, Unrated)
Is it Fall Yet? (Daria in Is It Fall Yet?) 2000, Unrated)
Is It College Yet? (Daria: Is It College Yet?) 2002, Unrated)
Darkman 1990, R)
Darkman II - The Return of Durant 1994, R)
Darkman III - Die Darkman Die 1996, R)
The Dead Inside 2011, Unrated)
Death Race 2008, R)
The Departed 2006, R)
Diamonds Are Forever 1971, PG)
Die Hard 1988, R)
This movie doesn't take long at all to get started. It picks up immediately and throws you right into the action. McTiernan gives a terrorist movie an odd fun element with the help of actor Alan Rickman. He deliberately steered away from a detestable, evil bad guy in order to give the film a certain charm. Willis also perfected the movie with his performance of an average man who gets more and more hurt as the movie precedes, but still endures.
Die Hard 2 1990, R)
This movie is flawed, but for the most part, it is pretty good. Some of the same great characters return to make a worthy "Die Hard" sequel. McClane is just as sarcastic and cynical as before. But the bad-guy characters weren't done nearly as well as in the original. Their performances were unmemorable and there was nothing that made any of them special. They also delivered many wincingly corny lines.
Die Hard 3: With a Vengeance 1995, R)
With McTiernan coming back to direct this installment, the hard-core grit returns to the series. It was as though McTiernan watched "Die Hard 2" and said, "Dammit, Renny Harlin! Who told you you could have John McClane not end up completely drenched in blood?" So he made sure that wasn't an issue this time around.
Live Free or Die Hard 2007, PG-13)
To a certain extent, it loses some of its Die Hard appeal and becomes more of a regular modern action movie. Just by the style that it's done in and the fact that computers do everything. But it also resurrects some of the Die Hard feeling that I felt that the third one lacked. Bruce Willis brings back John McClane just as good as the first one. His age and appearance do not alter this at all. The best thing about it is how often he swears at the bad-guys (in the unrated version) and how much pride he takes in each victory.
A Good Day To Die Hard 2013, R)
Dirty Harry 1971, R)
I like how the story was quite simple but still quite strong. To me, one of the main things that made it strong was the performance by the bad-guy because he was really creepy and weird (rather than just angry and B.A.) It made it seem more real. And the other great thing about this movie, which is also the best thing, is definitely Clint Eastwood. He brings a very satisfying element to the movie. Someone we can root for who will break the rules whenever necessary to do what should be done.
Dogma 1999, R)
It's an interesting look at religion. You can't say it's not. It pokes fun at all the things that need to be poked fun at, and brings up some interesting topics.
Dollhouse - Season 1 2009, Unrated)
Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog 2008, Unrated)
Edward Scissorhands 1990, PG-13)
Eight Legged Freaks 2002, PG-13)
It's really goofy and fun. It's a bit of a spoof on monster movies. It takes a while to get started, but it's still pretty funny while you're waiting.
The Emperor's New Groove 2000, G)
End of the Century - The Story of the Ramones 2003, Unrated)
The Evil Dead 1981, R)
Evil Dead 2 1987, R)
Army of Darkness 1993, R)
Face/Off 1997, R)
Fargo 1996, R)
Feeding Frenzy 2010, Unrated)
Nikita (La Femme Nikita) 1990, R)
The Fifth Element 1997, PG-13)
The Final Destination 2009, R)
I think I can safely assume this movie was supposed to be funny. If not, then it was horribly made. But I think this movie was pretty funny. The blood and gore was very funny and the drawn out death scenes were hilarious. Like wind blowing and causing a ridiculous chain reaction to kill someone in a very humorous way. What I wanted was for it to be even more ridiculous. But for the most part, I had a fairly good time watching it.
Finding Nemo 2003, G)
Firefly - The Complete Series 2002, Unrated)
The Fly 1986, R)
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel 2009, PG-13)
Friends - The Complete First Season 1994, Unrated)
Friends - The Complete Second Season 1995, Unrated)
Friends - The Complete Third Season 1996, Unrated)
Friends - The Complete Fourth Season 1997, Unrated)
Friends - The Complete Fifth Season 1998, Unrated)
Friends - The Complete Sixth Season 1999, Unrated)
Friends - The Complete Seventh Season 2000, Unrated)
Friends - The Complete Eighth Season 2001, Unrated)
Friends - The Complete Ninth Season 2002, Unrated)
Friends - The Complete Tenth Season 2003, Unrated)
Glee: The Complete First Season 2010, Unrated)
The Golden Compass 2007, PG-13)
I thought this movie was pretty cool. The story was pretty interesting, but not great. The idea of the deamons was quite interesting. They covered most of the stuff from the book, but it ended up a bit choppy and awkwardly paced. And they ended up kind of glazing over some fairly important aspects making it hard to follow.
GoldenEye 1995, PG-13)
The Goonies 1985, PG)
Gran Torino 2008, R)
Grease 1978, PG)
It's got many songs that are actually really good and fun to watch the dances to them. The characters are all so over-the-top with the way they act, but the actors completely play it off like that's how people really act. And that makes the movie so much more fun.
Gremlins 1984, PG)
Gremlins 2: The New Batch 1990, PG-13)
There was quite a bit that I liked about this and quite a bit that I didn't like. I liked the basic story. Having the gremlins mutate was a fun idea. Except for the brain and the woman. I really can't give you many specific things I liked about the movie. It's just that most of it was fun. But it had its flaws.
Grounded For Life: Season 1 2006, Unrated)
Grounded for Life - Season 2 2001, Unrated)
Hairspray 2007, PG)
Almost everything that happens and that is said in this movie is a joke. It's all got just the right hint of irony to it to be taken lightheartedly. It's just goofy and jun to watch.
Halloween 1978, R)
Boring, but good. This movie has lots of scenes where not much happens. However, this is done to build suspence, which it succeeds at. It is arguably scary; it's understandable that many would find it only boring and not scary. But I enjoy horror movies that take their time and concentrate on the idea and the kill itself rather than throwing in gore just to make the audience queezy. That is a cheap reaction that true horror movies should not attempt to acieve, which this one doesn't. This was a horror movie that I enjoyed.
Halloween II 1981, R)
I like the story in this movie. They introduce more elements with a bit of an explanation of the events of the first one. But this movie spends hardly any of its time on the main character Laurie until an hour in. It spends most of the first 60 minutes following around random characters who are obviously only there to be killed off.
Halloween H2O 1998, R)
Hands down, best Halloween sequel. Laurie's finally back with the explanation that she faked her death. They spent the first 60 minutes of the movie developing characters (save the first murder scene) so we can actually care about them instead of just seeing a slaughter-fest. We see how the events of part one and two have affected Laurie. We see how on edge she is and that she must be like this all the time.
A Hard Day's Night 1964, G)
Never a dull moment. The Beatles give us lots of fast-paced and goofy dialog and are energetic throughout. Just watching them makes me smile. They behave like blasted hoolagins always trying to do things they ought not be doing like running around instead of answering their fan-mail or running on an old man's field or sarcastically asking an old man for their ball back. What trouble makers. And what made it even more fun was that they were so happy that they just had to sing some great Beatles' songs during the movie.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone 2001, PG)
It's a good family movie and a good start to the series. It's lighthearted and fun and does a great job of introducing a very well-created world. The kids don't really give a great performance, but they're kids. I'll live. Most of the older actors did a good job with their roles. My only real problems with the movie are that it is often a bit corny, and it tends to drag at times. Aside from that, it's a fun movie.
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets 2002, PG)
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban 2004, PG)
The series begins to mature a bit. It's still a kid's movie, but it's aimed for an older audience as well. It's all mostly story, but has lots of good suspense and brings up some questions that you just need to have answered. The scene on the night bus wasn't done very well. It tried too hard to be funny and it just didn't work. Most of the movie, hower, was pretty funny. It's also very dark and scary. The dementors were done perfectly. The end scene was executed perfectly.
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire 2005, PG-13)
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 2007, PG-13)
I'm gonna start by disagreeing with the critics' consensus. They did a bad job of making the longest book into a movie and it wasn't very action packed.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 2009, PG)
I hear a lot of complaints about this one, and for the most part I agree that those are bad aspects of the film. However, I don't think that those flaws ruin the film to the point that it is a bad movie.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1 2010, PG-13)
Way more serious and much more tense. It doesn't even feel like a sequel to a kids' movie. And that's what it's supposed to do. When it starts off, it's already dramatic and they don't take too much time waiting to get the action going. And all of the action scenes were really exciting. Not just that, but they kept me really tense. Watching this movie, I barely differentiated between the action and the down-time because the down-time was always so tense as well. They were all just part of the story. And the tension was maintained throughout the whole movie. OK. Enough about the tension let's go to... say...
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 2 2011, PG-13)
Hellboy 2004, PG-13)
This is such a well-done and exciting movie. It has few minor flaws that are easy to overlook with regards to the rest of the film. This is exactly what I want from an action/fantasy and then some. Hellboy is a great action hero with a John-McClane-meets-Clint-Eastwood-esque character. He is an obnoxious, immature, "I-work-alone" tough guy who you can't help but love. It has a strong enough plot to be taken seriously, enough fantasy and monsters to be unique and fun, and well-done action throughout to keep you entertained the whole movie.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (Hellboy 2) 2008, PG-13)
This is a great sequel that has more and better action than the first. I won't say the movie was better than the first, but at least just as good. Probably my biggest complaint is that young Hellboy looked really stupid. Perhaps he was supposed to look dumb, but I just don't like the way it turned out. Another minor complaint is that they changed the costume, and the voice, for Abe. Both were better before.
Hellboy Animated: Sword of Storms 2006, Unrated)
I'm not an anime fan, but as a fan of the Hellboy movies, I thought I should check it out. As it turns out, it's good but not great. No one thing really stood out to me as great, but there wasn't really anything that was bad about it. It had an okay story with some pretty fun action. There's not a whole lot to it, but it was an okay watch.
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 1981, Unrated)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy 2005, PG)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids 1989, PG)
Favorite movie as a kid (obviously) and still one of the best. It's such an amazing fantasy to turn your backyard into a dangerous adventure. The entire movie consists of one great idea executed perfectly after the next. Bees, legos, ants, scorpions, (all giant of course) and it's one of the most fun movie adventures ever.
Honey, I Blew Up the Kid 1992, PG)
Hostage 2005, R)
Hot Fuzz 2006, R)
The House of the Devil 2009, R)
How to Train Your Dragon 2010, PG)
We immediately get a sense of conflict between Hiccup and his dad. Which soon leads to the basic premise of the story: Him finding his own dragon.
Hugo 2011, PG)
I Am Legend 2007, PG-13)
Inception 2010, PG-13)
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The Incredible Hulk 2008, PG-13)
This is pretty much everything you could want from a Hulk movie. It's a sequel, so we don't have to wait too long for the Hulk to show up and start smashing things. And you get just enough of that to be completely satisfied.
The Incredibles 2004, PG)
Raiders of the Lost Ark 1981, PG)
What I love about this movie is that it's done deliberately in a classic B-movie style. It's just good old fashion fun to watch a man with a whip and a fedora dodging booby-traps through a dungeon.
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom 1984, PG)
This is a great prequel to one of my favorite movies. It has a great story and is one of the more exciting movies that there are. The action is amazing and fun and non-stop.
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade 1989, PG-13)
This one has lots of gunfights, explosions, and is fun to watch. My only real issue is that focuses more on the action (gunfights, explosions, etc.) than on the adventure itself. I'm not saying explosions are bad. I just prefer the way the originals were done. That being said, the movie is quite fun to watch. The action is in fact very cool and exciting. The search for the Holy Grail was a great idea.
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 2008, PG-13)
This movie portrays a quite literal definition of the term, "non-stop fun". Many people seemed turned off by the CGI, but all I really noticed was the prairie dogs and some CGI aliens. Even though they were actually inter-dimensional beings. I suppose a bit of green screen was used. But since when does CGI make a bad movie? There's a difference between relying on it and just having it. I also heard many complaints that aliens was a dumb choice. But the other ones had ideas (a haunted arc, a scary temple with voodoo dolls, and a magic cup that makes you invincible) that were all chosen for what was big at the time the movie took place. This one took place in the 50's when alien takeovers were a threat. The other ones were supposed to have a certain amount of silliness to them that this one properly duplicated. It was supposed to be paying homage to the silly alien B-movies of the 50's. And today, B-movies have crappy CGI. It's not to be taken seriously, but to be fun.
Inglourious Basterds 2009, R)
Insomnia 2002, R)
I, Robot 2004, PG-13)
I thought most of this movie was pretty fun. Most of the movie is pretty much all story-driven with just a little bit of action (until the completely action packed end.) A lot of the action seemed sort of like a cartoon: the way it looked, and the way it was done. I'm not sure how I feel about that. It can make the movie kind of fun, but it can also make it seem very dumb. I can't decide which one it does for me.
Iron Man 2008, PG-13)
Iron Man 2 2010, PG-13)
It was pretty much a very typical sequel. The action was pretty cool most of the time, but they seemed to try too hard. Some of the action was annoyingly over the top (Scarlett Johansson??) And there wasn't really much more action than what we saw in the trailer. I may be mistaken and just need to see it again. Anyway.
Iron Man 3 2013, PG-13)
I Spy 2002, PG-13)
I somehow find this movie very silly and fun. Eddie Murphy didn't ruin the movie. He is very annoying and played a character to fit that. We spend most of the movie sympathizing with Owen Wilson for having to put up with him. That being said, Owen Wilson gave his typical performance, but I liked how it played out in this movie. He's a slightly clumsy and goofy character. When watching him descend from the ceiling by a cable while flailing his legs to keep balanced, I can't help but think that real secret-agent spies are more like that than James Bond or Ethan Hunt. He is constantly arguing with, tricking, or complimenting Eddie Murphy during the action scenes, which makes it all a bit more fast-paced and silly. The comic timing was all nothing short of perfect. This movie wouldn't have been as good with out Owen Wilson because his weird voice and goofy little face make the movie a little more unique than regular spy movies.
Jackie Chan Adventures 2000, Unrated)
Jaws 1975, PG)
John Carter 2012, PG-13)
Kill Bill: Volume 1 2003, R)
Kill Bill: Volume 2 2004, R)
King Kong 2005, PG-13)
Two things that can always make movies more fun are dinosaurs and giant things that normally aren't giant (especially bugs.) This movie has both. The action is very well done and so good it's almost ridiculous.
The King's Speech 2010, PG-13)
Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang 2005, R)
The Laramie Project 2001, R)
This movie doesn't try to argue with you to convince you that there's nothing wrong with being gay. The movie treats that as though that should be obvious. As it should. Instead, it shows you how horrible the hate is. Which it does, and won't let up.
Last Action Hero 1993, PG-13)
What I love about this movie is just how much it pokes fun at its own genre. The bad puns and ridiculous action are all perfect. I especially like how cars inexplicably explode in midair.
The Last Boy Scout 1991, R)
Léon: The Professional 1994, R)
A simple story, but with great writing and acting that helped make it all very believable and made you become engrossed in what would happen to the characters. The best thing this movie does is really make you care.
Lethal Weapon 1987, R)
Lethal Weapon 2 1989, R)
Lethal Weapon 3 1992, R)
There wasn't really much that made this movie different or more special than the previous ones. It was at least just as funny, you could say it has more action, but there wasn't much too the plot. One thing this movie failed at was personalizing the relationship between the good guys and the bad guys, which the previous movies did well. This is a pretty good movie with quite decent action.
Lethal Weapon 4 1998, R)
More explosions, better gunfights, exciting action, and improved plot. The same characters return in this film just the way they were when we loved them in the originals. They stayed true to the originals while properly upping the ante and making it much more fun. I'd say this one is on par with part two.
Licence To Kill 1989, R)
Lilo & Stitch 2002, PG)
I love this movie from start to finish. It made me laugh, cry, and applaud. Lilo and Stitch are probably the two most lovable characters of any movie. They're completely insane, yet they can still make you feel for them.
The Lion King 1994, G)
I feel strange describing a movie as "magical" but it kind of is. The opening just sets the mood for the whole movie. It's pretty amazing. The songs are all really fun (as long as you don't watch the new version with the new song thrown in. It was crap).
Little Shop of Horrors 1986, PG-13)
Lo 2008, Unrated)
Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels 1999, R)
Lockout (Unrated) 2012, PG-13)
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring 2001, PG-13)
Let me start by saying that I view the trilogy as one really long movie and it is hard for me to differentiate movie to movie but will try for the sake of this review.
The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers 2002, PG-13)
Now that they've introduced the story, they get to the interesting part right away. There's a bit of boring talking, but the dialog is usually pretty interesting. This time, there's better action and more of it. The battle sequences are amazing. When the slow talking trees come around, they don't mind smacking the crap out of what ever they can reach and causing mass destruction. I always forget that Frodo and Sam are the main characters because so little of the movie is on them. But I'm never bothered by this because they make the rest of it fairly interesting. The visuals and musical score are both as beautiful as ever. The action a great improvement on the last one but is all saved for the end. Not as good as the first, but still a great movie.
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King 2003, PG-13)
Hardly ever a dull moment. It's filled with awesome battle scenes, but none of them are randomly placed for the sake of only looking cool. They're all a good part of the story. The fact that they're totally epic helps of course. I like how as the series progresses, the battle scenes get gradually more ridiculous (in a good way). If you watch the most intense battle scene from the first one, probably the cave troll scene, and then watch the most intense battle of this one, probably... any of them, you'll see that there's so much more going on. But not in a way that feels pointlessly crammed like the Star Wars prequel trilogy.
Mad Max 1979, R)
Mallrats 1995, R)
The Matrix 1999, R)
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus 2009, R)
You saw the trailer, right? How could you not wanna see this movie. I will say that the trailer had pretty much all of the exciting scenes from the movie, but even so; a giant shark attacks the city as does a giant octopus, and then they fight each other. What about that does not scream, "non-stop fun"? So if you're in your right mind or not so much, and you like corny monster flicks, see this movie.
Memento 2000, R)
I've seen this movie quite a few times now and get really into it each time. It starts off right away with Leonard killing someone so you want to know why. So then you want to learn more about that and they explore it for you. The main character's motive was clear from the beginning. With the other characters, we get clear hints of their motives, but they save the crucial piece of the puzzle till later.
Milk 2008, R)
Mission: Impossible 1996, PG-13)
Mission: Impossible 2 2000, PG-13)
I'm actually surprised that the tomatometer rating is as high as it is. The story's alright. Something about bad-guys releasing a manmade disease so they can use the cure to get rich. But then they kind of lost me with the stock market crap. But there wasn't much of that, so whatever.
Mission: Impossible III 2006, PG-13)
The first M:I movie was all story and suspense-spy stuff. M:I:2 was all action no substance. This one found a good middle ground. The action was done quite well, it had a bit of shaky cam, but not so much to really notice. It does a great job of being suspenseful, even the second time around when you know what will happen. It has cool explosions, which are always good in action movies, and fun fight scenes.
Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol 2011, PG-13)
The Mothman Prophecies 2001, PG-13)
This movie succeeds at being very creepy. Maybe it's just because the content itself creeps me out. But I found it to be an effective thriller. One criticism I have is that it often uses recycled methods in order to be creepy. The music is unoriginal, so are the creepy effects. But even though they were unoriginal, to me they still achieved their purpose of being creepy.
The Mummy 1999, PG-13)
This is an amazing adventure with lots of imagination. It's filled with gunfights and excitement. I think it's hard to get a movie like this just right but they pulled it off. It's creepy at times, also very funny, and has great action. Some of the graphics are a bit dated, but I couldn't care less. This movie is adventurous and exciting to watch.
The Mummy Returns 2001, PG-13)
To a certain extent, it feels a lot like a typical sequel. It has many references to the original, they overdo the action a bit, they bring in more kinds of mummies, and they exaggerate the gross stuff a bit more (bugs eating people, Imhotep absorbing people, etc.)
My Cousin Vinny 1992, R)
A Nightmare on Elm Street 1984, R)
For starters: The idea of someone killing you in your dreams is a great idea. All of the death scenes were very creepy. It was interesting without being gimmicky. A lot of the movie is violent, but there was nothing shameless about it. The violence was used to convey creepiness. As opposed to the violence being the main feature.
Wes Craven's New Nightmare 1994, R)
It seems as though Wes Craven got pissed at what the franchise had turned Freddy Krueger into and decided to take it back. The movie is dark again and actually scary. Freddy was never funny in this movie. He made some jokes, but they were with a dark feeling. Not a goofy one.
No Country for Old Men 2007, R)
Ong-Bak (Ong Bak: Muay Thai Warrior) 2005, PG-13)
Tony Jaa is totally my hero. He just shows the hell up out of nowhere in dorky cloths and beats the crap out of people. If someone actually manages to hit him, he just looks at them angrily. Then he just kicks people with his legs on fire. Like, "I'm Tony Jaa. I'm too bad ass to worry about my legs being of fire."
Panic Room 2002, R)
I always like movies that have simple ideas that are executed well. This is one of those movies. I'm sure that everyone's been afraid that someone might break into their house at some point or another, and this movie plays on that fear. Most of the camera work is really great and helps convey the feeling being trapped in the confines of a house. Though, some of the camera work was weird just for the sake of being weird. But that wasn't too distracting.
Pan's Labyrinth 2006, R)
There's a lot to this movie that I'm not sure if I like or not. I gave the rating under the assumption that I do like it because it is no doubt well made. It's just that it was almost too disturbing to say I liked it.
ParaNorman 2012, PG)
Predators 2010, R)
FUCKING YES!!! This movie is non-stop fun. The action is not ridiculous and over the top. It's just completely awesome and fast paced. It really got me excited and nervous and really happy just to have so much fun. Then, sometimes, they'd slow the pacing of the action down to get you even more nervous with anticipation.
Psycho 1960, R)
Ramones Raw 2004, Unrated)
Repo! The Genetic Opera 2008, R)
This film seamlessly blends gore, nior, and music. The music is all great. Each singer has their own unique voice, yet they're blended together well with the rock music. This is a movie like nothing I've ever seen before. There are many moments that seem like a joke, but at the same time, seem like they're trying to be creepy. And it comes across as something that's creepy specifically because it's a joke. I'm mostly referring to the gore elements here. The movie certainly did something new and made it work. So if you're the type of person who hears, "gore, nior, and rock opera" and thinks, "Yes. This is what I need." Then by all means, eat your heart out. And I feel like many of the rest of us should see it anyway and I don't know why. For my (theoretical) devout readers; you may have noticed a slight difference in this review than many of my others. Instead of talking about what I liked and why, I talked about what the movie was like in general. I never actually said whether I liked it or not. That's because, after seeing it, I have no clue if I liked it.
Reservoir Dogs 1992, R)
Rise of the Planet of the Apes 2011, PG-13)
Rock 'n' Roll High School 1979, PG)
Scooby-Doo 2002, PG)
Just as absurd as the show. Almost like a parody of it. Which works, because the show was almost like a parody of itself. So it's surprisingly respectful to the show. Except that the humor is a bit more mature (meaning more crude). The story line pretty much followed the same formula as the old episodes/animated movies. That could be a plus or a negative depending on what you think the movie should do... I think I'll put it as a plus for the fun reminiscence of the show. I'll say that the casting for the main characters was the best, most perfect thing about the movie. No one else could be cast as the Scooby Doo characters and pull off the transition to live action as flawlessly as these actors did. Every once in a while, I had to stop and think, "Shaggy's that crazy guy from Scream... How is that possible?"
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World 2010, PG-13)
Before I saw this movie, I thought I would kinda like it. It looked fun enough, but probably kinda dumb. It was fun, and it was kinda dumb. It didn't really do anything that I didn't expect it to, but I never expected how much I would love what I saw. Every second of this movie made me unhealthily happy.
Scream 1996, R)
I really like movies. So to me, making a horror movie about horror movies is a cool idea. It's got an interesting story that makes for some thrilling kills. And I like that the death scenes in this movie aren't just some poor damsel in distress helplessly being killed. The victims do some intense running and fighting back before they go down.
Serenity 2005, PG-13)
I'd suggest watching Firefly the show first so that you can understand the characters better and see a more obvious arc. It takes a more serious turn away from the show, but as the grand finale, it works. The sci-fi meets old west action sequences are always very interesting and work well. This is a great sci-fi movie that's fast-paced, intense, and interesting throughout.
Shadow of the Vampire 2000, R)
Shakespeare in Love 1998, R)
Shaun of the Dead 2004, R)
They start off taking their time (but not for too long) establishing characters and it was actually done better and funnier than most movies. Then, it's so much funnier when the zombies come in to play because how we've gotten to know the characters and are able to relate to them. I thought all of Simon Pegg's reactions were great. When the zombie girl fell on the poll thing, Simon Pegg just widened his eyes and put his hands over his mouth. I just laughed out loud at stuff like that. It's really stuff like that, the way the characters handled everything and react in these situations, that made the movie as funny as it was. And all of that was done well.
Shoot 'Em Up 2007, R)
A great farce on the action genre. The ridiculous, shamelessly over the top action made it what it is. Almost everything that happens is a joke. From the corny dialogue to the MacGyver style gunfights (ie. opening a file cabinet by shooting it, or a rig of many, many guns set up to fire by pulling on strings), this movie is fun. Some of the sex jokes are a little too much for me, but not out of place, and they still add something to the movie. A great addition was his iconic carrot. I've heart it refereed to as a way to show the audience that this movie is supposed to be nothing more than just a Bugs Bunny cartoon, which I found to be quite accurate.
The Sixth Sense 1999, PG-13)
An interesting story and is pretty scary at times. I like how it didn't try to be much more than it was, which is a spooky ghost story. Sometimes it went for some cheap scares by use of pop-ups, which is a bit of a shame, because it didn't need them to make the movie scary. But that didn't take away from the movie too much. It was a pretty good scary movie and I enjoyed watching it.
Skyfall 2012, PG-13)
Snakes on a Plane 2006, R)
Snatch 2001, R)
"London? / Yes, London. You know: fish, chips, cup 'o tea, bad food, worse weather, Mary fucking Poppins... LONDON"
South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut 1999, R)
Spaceballs 1987, PG)
Spaced: The Complete Series 1999, Unrated)
Speed 1994, R)
I would call this a good bad movie. You have to take reality and put it in a corner in your mind and ignore it for a while in order to fully enjoy this movie. The best example of this is when the bus jumps a 50 foot gap while on flat ground. There was an incline, but it leveled out so that the bus couldn't maintain its upward momentum. Besides, it's a bus. It's several tons. It would have plummeted straight down the second the front wheels left the bridge. But that's the fun of this movie. It's silly reasons like these, and the comedically bad acting given by Keanu Reeves that made this enjoyably bad and a fun watch.
Spider-Man 2 2004, PG-13)
Star Trek - Time Travel Collection 1997, Unrated)
Star Trek - The Complete First Season 1966, Unrated)
Star Trek - The Complete Second Season 1967, Unrated)
Star Trek: The Original Series - Season Three 1968, Unrated)
Star Trek: The Motion Picture 1979, G)
Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan 1982, PG)
Star Trek III - The Search for Spock 1984, PG)
Star Trek IV - The Voyage Home 1986, PG)
Star Trek V - The Final Frontier 1989, PG)
Star Trek VI - The Undiscovered Country 1991, PG)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 1 1987, Unrated)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 2 1988, Unrated)
Star Trek: The Next Generation - Season 3 1989, Unrated)
Star Trek Generations 1994, PG)
Star Trek - First Contact 1996, PG-13)
Star Trek - Insurrection 1998, PG)
Star Trek - Nemesis 2002, PG-13)
Star Trek 2009, PG-13)
Star Trek Into Darkness 2013, PG-13)
Super 8 2011, PG-13)
Tim Burton didn't really give us anything new. A black colored movie with his favorite actors. But there's not exactly anything wrong with that. It's an interesting idea that is often pretty goofy and funny, and (often at the same time) quite creepy. i.e. when they're singing about using humans for meat in their meat pies.
Taken 2008, PG-13)
I have one complaint, and only one, about this movie: it was too short.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Movie 1990, PG)
What you see is what you get. Ninja turtles. Really, the fact that the main characters are wise-cracking turtles is the only thing that makes this movie special. But sometimes, that novelty is just what I need. Sometimes you're just in the mood to watch turtles do karate and when that happens, no other movie will do.
The Terminator 1984, R)
Well, it's a classic. And for good reason. It's got an interesting story with time paradoxes, which are always fun. It's especially fun to think about the story in relation to all the other ones. This one has some very great and suspenseful action, and it also has a few good scares too. Not only is the action just good, but it's cool.
Terminator 2: Judgment Day 1991, R)
Some of the best action I've ever seen. I love the great combination of car chases with gunfights. It's extremely cool to watch, especially the way the three main characters work together.
Terminator 3 - Rise of the Machines 2003, R)
This movie's kind of fun to watch, but that's about it. The story is kind of interesting, but at the same time it's pretty predictable.
Terminator Salvation 2009, PG-13)
What's kind of interesting about this movie is that it acts a a sequel to "Rise of the Machines" and as a prequel to "The Terminator." The post-apocalyptic world created in this movie differs slightly from the ones we get glimpses of in the previous ones; whereas instead of a dark world, we get one that is just dirty. Maybe it's just not dark yet, but will be in the next one. But that's a minor detail.
That 70s Show - Season 1 1998, Unrated)
That 70s Show - Season 2 1999, Unrated)
That 70s Show - Season 3 2000, Unrated)
That 70s Show - Season 4 2001, Unrated)
That 70s Show - Season 5 2002, Unrated)
The Thing 1982, R)
It's pretty close to being an average sci-fi. It has a fairly slow and foreboding intro that does its job of creating anticipation. Unfortunately, it takes longer than necessary to begin proper character development. But it gets to it.
The Thin Man 1934, Unrated)
It's old and in black-and-white, but you know what? It's funnier than just about any comedy I've seen that's come out recently (save kid's movies and stuff). It was one of the first movies to break the stereotypical house-wife character and did a damn good job of it. William Powell and Myrna Loy create a lovable on screed couple that is much more believable than that of most others. They're comfortable with each other, sarcastic, playful, and witty. They are friends in real life and the chemistry really showed on screen.
Tick - The Complete Series 1994, Unrated)
Titus - The Complete First And Second Seasons 2000, Unrated)
Titus - Season Three 2001, Unrated)
Toy Story 3 2010, G)
Try not to think of this movie as a comedy. In fact, don't even think of it as a kid's movie. To me, it seemed more like a movie for young adults (those of us who were kids when the first one came out) than a movie for children today. It had a few funny parts, but it didn't really feel like comedy was the overall feel to the movie. But it didn't seem like that was what it was going for.
Transformers 2007, PG-13)
It had lots of action, but I found myself not paying much attention to it because it happened in an uncomfortable position on the screen. I don't really know how to explain just what that means, so I won't. Most of the movie was fairly serious, but it went for a "goofy" element that didn't quite fit. Different from goofiness was the humor, by which I mostly found myself quite amused. I didn't like the music. The original score didn't fit well, and they transitioned awkwardly to rock music, which also didn't fit. Even with those, I can watch the movie and enjoy it. It just could have been better.
The Transporter 2002, PG-13)
Jason Statham makes this movie great. It has great action and impressive choreography. The acting is sometime interesting to watch (sometimes not so much), the story is mediocre but acceptable. I never liked the music, it was weird and didn't really fit. But the action brings it all together. It's fun, creative, and sometimes comically corny. Plain, simple fun.
Transporter 2 2005, PG-13)
Even better than the first. It's cornier, it has more and better action, and when the action starts, it pretty much doesn't stop. The music is better in this one and it fits with what's happening very well. To enjoy this movie, you have to let go of some aspects of reality, such as gravity and lots of the other laws of physics. But that doesn't stop it from being fun.
Transporter 3 2008, PG-13)
This movie had a fun plot and I was happy with that. The added risk of an exploding bracelet can make almost any movie more fun.
Tremors 1990, R)
Tremors 2: Aftershocks 1995, PG-13)
Tremors 3 - Back to Perfection 2001, PG)
This sequel takes it a step too far with the ridiculousness. It has Burt Gummer being the only returning main character. That alone would have been acceptable, but with the poor use of computer graphics, the badly thrown together plot, and the over use of overdramatized action and suspense made this and inferior movie. The aforementioned did however make the movie enjoyable in a "Good bad movie" sort of way.
Tremors 4 - The Legend Begins 2004, PG-13)
I just found this one boring compared to the other ones. It has a bad plot and and badly done plot hole covers. I was pleased that they stopped using the horrible digital graphics that were in the third one and went back to animatronics. But aside from that, it was disappointing. And I have to point out that it's not really "Tremors FOUR" because it's a prequel, not a sequel.
Troll 2 1990, PG-13)
Zero percent. Holy God. And for good reason too. It is infamous for being the best bad movie (they even made a documentary about how best of the worst it is http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/best_worst_movie/) and it lives up to it's title.
True Lies 1994, R)
The Truman Show 1998, PG)
Twin Dragons (Shuang long hui) (Brother vs. Brother) 1992, PG-13)
Unbreakable 2000, PG-13)
Unleashed (Danny the Dog) 2005, R)
The action in this movie is a little different than the action in most martial arts movies. Usually, it's all impressive choreography (which I really like). But this has impressive choreography plus a really realistic brutal feel. For instance, instead of just hitting one of the several bad-guys once and they fall down for the rest of the fight, Li wails on them to make the hell sure they don't get up again.
The Untouchables 1987, R)
From the music at the intro, I was sold. Everything about the movie was done almost perfectly. The acting was great, the cinematography was all beautiful. And the music of course was brilliant. These three things together are the main things that were used to help build suspense so well. There could be long moments where nothing was happening, but the whole time, I couldn't keep my anticipation at bay. Another prominent element was the homages to old west cowboy movies. The heroes of the movie were very clearly modern cowboy figures. With their determination to do what is right, regardless of the law. They carry their guns and they go take down the criminal in the most effective way instead of the most legal way. The question this movie brings up is, is it okay to do that? Are these men truly moral, or did they abandon their morals when they abandoned the law in order to uphold it?
Valkyrie 2008, PG-13)
V for Vendetta 2006, R)
Walking Dead 2009, R)
WALL-E 2008, G)
This movie took a really creative idea and made a surprisingly good story out of it. I love how each character's story relates to one another. WALL-E tries to get EVE. His conflict is that she is preoccupied with returning the plant. But her conflict is Auto. So her conflict becomes WALL-E's conflict as well. And as the captain wants to return to Earth, this is also his conflict.
War of the Worlds 2005, PG-13)
Once this movie introduces the main characters, it takes almost no time for the action to start. They achieved great nervousness by gradual revelations of the happenings. When the excitement starts, the movie gradually continues becoming more exciting at a steady pace. It takes a similar and equally effective strategy with the aliens and their tactics for domination. I felt as though I was given enough information to have a satisfying understanding about the aliens while still retaining a decent amount of mystery to them.
Will & Grace - Season 1 1998, Unrated)
Will & Grace - Season 2 1999, Unrated)
Will & Grace - Season 3 2004, Unrated)
Will & Grace - Season Four 1999, Unrated)
Will & Grace - Season 5 2002, Unrated)
Will & Grace - Season 6 2003, Unrated)
Will & Grace - Season 7 2004, Unrated)
X-Men: First Class 2011, PG-13)
X-Men Origins - Wolverine 2009, PG-13)
I felt like it had a fine story, but kind of with over-done plot twists, but forgivable. For the most part, I think almost everyone unanimously agrees with what is wrong with this movie: CGI, pretty trite story (which I didn't mind a whole lot), corny acting, etc. Because of this, I expect the sequel to be much better. But the movie still worked pretty well as a whole, I think. It was a decent explanation of his origins. And it had some enjoyable explosions with intense action. The CGI obviously brought it down quite a bit, as did some of the filming in the action scenes. It looked like the film was sped up every once in a while. But overall, still fun. The movie was a bit of a disappointment, but I still managed to enjoy myself and I think this movie is extremely cool.
X-Men 2000, PG-13)
X2: X-Men United 2003, PG-13)
X-Men: The Last Stand 2006, PG-13)
The Wolverine 2013, PG-13)
Young Frankenstein 1974, PG)
Yossi 2013, Unrated)