Eagle, The (2011)
The visuals are striking, Jamie Bell proves victorious, but overall, the story is nothing out of the ordinary when it comes to portraying the Romans.
Eagle Eye (2008)
Early Man (2018)
Edge, The (1997)
Edith+Eddie (short) (2017)
The cast really brings this play to life. Macy transforms from beginning to end, Julia Stiles crosses away from the teen dramas she had become known for, and Mena Suvari turns on a sex appeal far from her American Pie days. Though the dialogue is heavy, the performances are worth it.
Edward Scissorhands (1990)
A true display of the mind that is Tim Burton and the depth at which Johnny Depp disappears into his roles, but with an overabundance of character and little to no logical development throughout the film, Edward Scissorhands is a memorable piece and a great exhibition but not one with any actual merit besides pure originality.
Eight Crazy Nights (2002)
Eight Legged Freaks (2002)
Eighth Grade (2018)
Electrick Children (2013)
Eleven O’Clock, The (short) (2017)
Will Ferrell has a way of selling the unbelievable. What could easily be written off as a childish attempt at a new Christmas classic, becomes a holiday adult favorite with so many one-liners and hilarious moments, that this not only becomes a favorite Christmas film but a favorite Will Ferrell film and favorite comedy.
Elvis & Anabelle (2007)
Embrace Of The Serpent (El Abrazo De La Serpiente) (2016)
Emoji Movie, The (2017)
Empire Records (1995)
Empire Records is a showcase of the best years of most of these actor’s careers (minus maybe Ethan Embry). Preferring this film over The Breakfast Club, Empire Records is along the lines of that collective group of misfits that finds a way to coexist. Even though the film is all over the place in terms of plot progression and character arcs, all in all, it is simply a great generational film.
Employee of the Month (2006)
End Game (short) (2018)
Enemies Within (short) (2016)
Enemy of the State (1998)
English Patient, The (1996)
Epic Movie (2007)
You can seriously make a line graph of the funniness of these type of movies from when they first started coming out until now and it would be a straight 45 degree line going down. I laughed once at a penis joke… in an hour and a half.. sad 😦
Equalizer, The (2014)
Equalizer 2, The (2018)
Escape Plan (2013)
Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind (2004)
Easily one of Jim Carrey’s best non-comedic roles of his career, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind is both romantic and heartbreaking throughout its run-time. Filled with many different relationship types and different frames of mind, Charlie Kaufman sets the standard for dark comedies and twisted romancing while solidifying his very distinct style of writing. Top all of this off with excellent direction of Michel Gondry and some superbly subtle visuals and this film delivers on a much deeper level than your average love story.
E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982)
Evan Almighty (2007)
Event Horizon (1997)
One of the most terrifying space horrors ever made, rivaled only by “Alien”. Loved this film as a child and still admire it today. The cast is wonderfully crafted, the effects are substantial, and the only thing lacking is the scare factor I got it from it when I was 10 years old. Just sinister and demented enough to still cause some tense moments though.
Ever After: A Cinderella Story (1998)
Everybody Wants Some!! (2016)
Everything Must Go (2011)
A little too depressing for my taste, Will Ferrell plays this role beautifully, adding a sense of humor to an otherwise droll and bleak character. Sadly, Ferrell is surrounded by under-performing, overly make-uped supporting actors that do little to bring this film to any award-winning levels. The life lessons slightly miss their marks as you completely side with Ferrell’s character instead of ever feeling like his wife is justified in her actions.
Everything Will Be Okay (short) (2015)
Ex, The (2007)
This was pretty much Scrubs except not in a hospital, no voice over, and more in depth. But Zach Braff owned this movie. Just the way he delivers lines makes his character hilarious. If you like scrubs you will love this movie. Jason Bateman plays a good villian. Amanda Peet continues to gain my respect. Overall nice flick.
Tacky yet conversational, “Exam” takes place in one room that no one is allowed to leave. The plot is reminiscent of far too many films, including “Saw 2” and “the Cube”. The characters are all stereotypical and completely blown out of proportion. The film’s saving grace was simply the hook of the mysterious plot line and twisting climax. Plus, I respect the fact that Stuart Hazeldine wrote, directed, produced, and auteur-ed the hell out of the film.
Exit Through The Gift Shop (2010)
An original little observational documentary that really wasn’t a documentary in its origins. I had conflicted feelings with Thierry becoming an artist over night, employing people to make his art, and ultimately riding the coattails of the people he followed, as it kind of went against what Banksy was all about, but I guess this was minimally touched upon at the end. Any parts of the film with Banksy were honest and unyielding and he really came across as the deep-seeded artist that they portrayed him to be, both in the documentary and the media clippings. Nice glimpse into the underground world of graffiti and its progressions in culture.
Ex Machina (2015)
Exodus: Gods and Kings (2014)
Exorcism of Emily Rose, The (2005)
Bogged down with its courtroom drama, “The Exorcism of Emily Rose” could have used a little less talk and a little more exorcism of Emily Rose. Jennifer Carpenter pulls off the performance better than expected but overall the film offers little that we haven’t seen before. Though the film often hints at expanding the demonic possession, especially with Laura Linney’s nightly 3:00 wake up calls, there is nothing that ever really transpires. With constantly shifting events and no real solid story-telling, what could have been a very effective horror film somewhat drops the ball.
Exorcist, The (1973)
Expendables, The (2010)
Expendables 2, The (2012)
Experiment, The (2010)
Adrien Brody and Forest Whitaker are truly enough to make the film interesting, but if you lose their star power, the film ends up just another episode of Veronica Mars (minus the beautiful Kristen Bell). Still, The Experiment lacks a certain grit that would have transformed the film into something more like The Machinist, which Adrien Brody could absolutely pull off. Instead, the film tries its damnedest to be a âHollywoodâ? type film and becomes irrelevant.
Extra Man, The (2010)
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2012)
The positives coming out of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close were Max von Sydow’s performance as a mute old man named “The Renter” and a fresh, original story. Von Sydow does more with his sad eyes and convincing gestures than the lead boy does with pages and pages of dialogue. Though Thomas Horn brings something unique to the role of Oskar, the abrasive and self-centered nature of the lead role loses its appeal after the first 30 minutes. Focusing too much and too repetitive on certain aspects of the story (like the answering machine), the film could have easily been cut shorter, but earns points for remaining mostly original and displaying an adventure that we have never seen before.