I Am Ali (2014)
I Am Legend (2007)
Wasn’t expecting much with the premise as it was. Simply amazing though. I know I’ve heard it a million times already but gotta say it “Will Smith can friggin’ act.” Rock on. Hated hated hated the ending and the M.Night twist haphazardly thrown in but otherwise the set was stunning and the action/acting was perfect.
I Am Love (2010)
A better than most French film, focused on style and passion, Tilda Swinton stars in “I Am Love” in a revealing role as a mother, a daughter, and a lover. The young cast shines in this artful piece through their heartbreak, self-discovery, and professional ambitions. With gorgeous costumes and set design, this film is beyond successful.
I Am Not Your Negro (2017)
I Am Number Four (2011)
Dianna Agron = good. The rest of the film = bad. Not that I have anything against “Glee”, but when an actress from that is the best part of a movie, there is something wrong with your film. For one thing, the plot feels completely recycled, with a “Terminator” vibe throughout. The fight scenes are hardly worth the time and the film comes off aimed at a younger audience. The fact that Rotten Tomatoes lists “Twilight” and “New Moon” as films comparable to “I Am Number Four” should be proof enough that it isn’t very good.
Ice Age: Collision Course (2016)
Identity Thief (2013)
Surprisingly touching yet never overly hilarious, “Identity Thief” is a rather neutral comedy. Never quite over-the-top but never quite reaching a level of plausibility, both in action and relationships, Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy deliver as best they can in this odd couple, road trip caper that does not find its footing until far too late into the film. Bateman plays quiet guy Sandy Patterson who must go from his simple life in Colorado to Florida in order to bring back the woman, played by Melissa McCarthy, who stole his identity. Since she’s being chased by scorned drug dealers, she is obliged to road trip across country with Sandy in order to clear his name. Both actors embrace their roles and throughout the course of these typical hijinks, they actual come out three-dimensional.
One of the best musical of our time. Loved the effects in this movie. It’s something new that our generation should be making more of.
If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front (2011)
Informative and almost completely made up of actual footage, If A Tree Falls does a great job of capturing all sides of the argument towards clear-cutting trees, showing that the Earth Liberation Front isn’t as bad as the media makes them out to be, but also showing the level-headed and compassionate loggers whom also concern themselves with the quality of land. One of the best documentaries of 2011.
If Beale Street Could Talk (2018)
I Feel Pretty (2018)
I, Frankenstein (2014)
Il Divo (2009)
Illusionist, The (2006)
Illusionist, The (L’illusionniste) (2010)
The film works as the social commentary it is trying to be and it is a nice little (semi-silent) throwback to old school animation.
I Love You Beth Cooper (2009)
Blah. Saw this for Hayden just because I like Heroes and sadly had to watch Paul Rust too. Please don’t let him in anything else. Hardly laughed. Never at Paul Rust.
I Love You, Man (2009)
I Love You Phillip Morris (2010)
Without the high-end cast, the blatant homosexual sex scenes and unruly humor would have turned me off of this film. With slight shades of “the Informant” starring Matt Damon and displaying Carrey as if still in his prime, the film works for some reason and will definitely cause for some smiles… when you’re not being exposed to McGregor blowing Carrey in one of the many man-on-man scenes.
Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, The (2009)
I Melt with You (2011)
With a full house of brilliant actors stepping outside of their most recent endeavors, each man brings a painful and endearing nature to the film that ultimately gives it the overall feeling of impending doom. So many emotions mix into this film, creating a truly unique emporium of feelings, with the themes of suicide, brotherhood, and the guilt with covering up murder, I Melt with You not only succeeds in delivering a well paced and original story that keeps you guessing as to what the end goal of the film may be, it also creates an emotional drama unlike anything before it.
Imitation Game, The (2014)
Immigrant, The (2014)
Same old story in a Tarsem package. The performances are saved by the ability of Mickey Rourke to be a bad ass, who, may I say, has completely turned his career around (like you didn’t already know). The CGI works fine, the 3D is completely unnecessary (as usual), and Freida Pinto is absolutely stunning, making it very easy to enjoy the Oracle. Like 300, the fight scenes are epic and use slow motion to its perfection.
I’m Still Here (2010)
Kudos to Joaquin Phoenix and Casey Affleck for creating a hoax that could/may have ended Phoenix’s career. The film suffers in that it toes the line between real and fake too frequently. I can buy that the scheme was to see what the nature between celebrity and the media truly is, but why behind closed doors depict Phoenix sniffing drugs off of what appears to be a hooker’s breast? Baffling and racy, the film was successful in duping the masses for a year, but the true sleight of hand will be to bounce Phoenix back from all of this.
In Bruges (2008)
Incredible Hulk, The (2008)
Incredibles, The (2004)
Incredibles 2 (2018)
Independence Day: Resurgence (2016)
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008)
Overall, an action-packed movie. Stayed true to the originals and easily fits into the other collection. As far as what it was about, I wasn’t too impressed, mixing Jones with that kind of content wasn’t what I was looking for in seeing the movie, but I guess everything else worked for the most part. Wasn’t impressed with Karen Allen or Ray Winstone, but was very impressed with Shia LaBeouf, Cate Blanchett, and John Hurt. Gonna have to see this one again to catch everything.
In Fear (2014)
Infiltrator, The (2016)
Informant!, The (2009)
Informers, The (2009)
Give it up to Hollywood. They know how to jam a film full of stars and adapt a screenplay from a well-known writer’s novel and still pretty much lose track of what they are depicting. In a “Crash”-like story structure (for lack of a better description), “The Informers” is about sex, drugs, disease, and the lives of the rich. Don’t expect to get anything out of this film besides seeing Amber Heard nude most of the film. Mickey Rourke’s appearance is short and sweet, but still hardly worth the trouble.
Inglourious Basterds (2009)
Tarantino produces one of his most epic films to date in “Inglourious Basterds”, delivering a stunning masterpiece in the form of a Jewish revenge fantasy. With a robust cast of all levels of actors, lead by Brad Pitt, in one of the best roles of his career, who adds almost the entire film’s humor in just his accent alone. Christoph Waltz matches Pitt’s performance incredibly, often stealing the show with his villainous Nazi persona. Tarantino also affords Mélanie Laurent and Michael Fassbender the screen-time they deserve, hopefully helping to launch their careers. Not overly grotesque as some of his previous work, Tarantino builds a Nazi-occupied France that you can’t help but take to heart and the eventual revenge portions of the film are properly built towards, with an engaging story to accompany the eventual Nazi killing spree to follow.
Inherent Vice (2015)
Innkeepers, The (2012)
“The Innkeepers” is effectively eerie, yet strays away from ever really going anywhere. The atmosphere is solidly designed, with some of the scenes actually being filmed in the real Yankee Pedlar Inn, however the acting is mediocre, with Sara Paxton not proving to be more than an awkward, young actress. I do commend Ti West and his ability to capture certain elements of the horror genre so effortlessly, but with a lack of any real scares and a questionable ending, I do also expect a little more effort in his next film.
Inside Job (2010)
Inside Out (2015)
Robin Williams makes the best creep. Easily my favorite Hilary Swank performance. Great visuals and Nolan really displays an art with chase scenes. Pacino and Williams have a one of a kind on screen chemistry.
Insult, The (2017)
Interview, The (2014)
Interview with the Vampire (1994)
Brad Pitt more than makes up for Tom Cruise’s lacking, two-dimensional portrayal of a vampire. Christian Slater and Kirsten Dunst are perfectly cast, creating some of their most memorable film moments, which is a feat, especially for the very young Dunst. The plot carries on as well as it can given its girthy run-time, but overall, Interview with the Vampire does not disappoint.
In the Heart of the Sea (2015)
In the Land of Blood and Honey (2011)
An extraordinary and unusual love story set to the backdrop of war. Though Angelina Jolie definitely shows signs of a first time director, the film still comes from the heart and lures you in with a passion that sets it apart from its kindred.
In The Land Of Women (2007)
Guess my expectations were too high. I was intrigued throughout, with the good cast and different type of storyline, but got lost somewhere through and didn’t like the ending. Adam Brody and Kristen Stewart had amazing chemistry though. Loved that much.
In Time (2011)
Reminiscent of a Bonnie & Clyde set in the future, In Time is able to synthesize an entire world where people’s lives are run off clocks and the lower class, blue collar workers are left to earn every single day of their lives, all while the upper class hoard millions of hours yet are too afraid to leave the confines of their security guards. This story brilliantly mimics several social commentaries found in our society such as uneven social structures and the idea of clocks ruling our lives. Director Nicol works wonders with suspense in this action thriller, even when he is broad-handing the viewer with the ticking clocks. Justin Timberlake delivers a borderline performance, coming off just fine but needing a much tougher facade. Amanda Seyfried pulls off a fantastic performance, displaying a range we had yet to see from her. Cillian Murphy and Vincent Kartheiser both make this film higher caliber with their supporting roles, adding layer upon layer to this film. In Time’s biggest problem is not having enough time to expand into this fully realized world of disorder and clocks. Though there are many things that could probably be fixed in this film, there was nothing dramatically wrong with it either. Matching the same sort of style and “out-there” premise as this year’s Adjustment Bureau, which let me down, In Time was able to hold its ground and satisfy even in the most basic of movie-going ways.
Into the Woods (2014)
Invisible War, The (2012)
A straight-forward documentary, “The Invisible War” combines interviews with Congressional footage and stock footage to produce an average, albeit important look at the emotional and physical trauma produced by rape in our Armed Forces and the almost zero response from diplomatic and higher end officials in the military. Delivering a wealth of knowledge on the subject through testimonials and title cards, there is really no innovation to the documentary through this film, aiming to solely educate rather than entertain, which works, but does this film little favor in reaching a wider audience.
I, Robot (2004)
Iron Lady, The (2012)
Meryl Streep carries this film as best she can but with an overuse of flashbacks, predictable plot progression, and nothing out of the ordinary, The Iron Lady remains average.
Iron Man (2008)
Iron Man blew away my expectations. From the previews, I told myself I never wanted to see it but having gone to finally see, I have to say it was definitely worth it and made me a fan. Downey Jr. is really making a comeback and I can see why this movie got so hyped. Definitely
Iron Man 2 (2010)
This would be an example of a film that I was looking to be more like three hours long and it only being two only hurt it. The end battle needed to be at least 4x longer. Mickey Rourke was so bad ass that I wanted to see him fight as much as possible. Sam Rockwell’s character was wimpy and 2 dimensional and Rockwell has such a distinct attitude in most of his roles I would have rather seen that aspect. Minor detail: I love the circular energy source so it sucks to see it change. I wish wish wish Don Cheadle would have been Terrence Howard’s character in the first one… I have watched the first Iron Man since and picture Cheadle in that role with the same lines and he would have had more of an impact than lame Terrence Howard. Will be seeing this film again once it hits Marcus Theaters (this type of film is why Ultra Screens were made).
The cast is reminiscent of an A-list thriller. The actual plot is reminiscent of a Lifetime original movie with a hint of Fatal Attraction.
I Saw The Devil (2010)
Island, The (2005)
Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson exude perfect chemistry in this almost retelling of previous films including Logan’s Run. As much shit as Michael Bay gets, he is able to blend an interesting story with unrivaled events, plus he can blow things up better than most of his peers. With a definite blockbuster movie feel and an aura of fellow science fiction films like Minority Report and The 6th Day, The Island is a win.
Isle of Dogs (2018)
I Spit On Your Grave (2010)
Pretty much a rape and revenge fest. Not sure what I was expecting. Hopefully this launches the leading ladies career because she actually did act well, but otherwise this film did nothing for me.
I Spy (2002)
Eddie Murphy delivers the performance that we have all grown to love him for, with smart talking and ranting throughout the entire film. Though I have had very little contact with the series that this film was based on, alone, this film stands strong as an outrageous buddy comedy.