Quite laughable dialogue and plot points, but overall not the worst film ever. Liked the casting of the bad guy. Worked very well for me.
The Sasquatch Gang (2007)
Very unusual film. Not sure it lived up to its predecessor Napoleon Dynamite, but it had its funny moments. Justin Long was great in this film. He has proven that he can be great in a drama like He’s Just Not That Into you, and then transcend into this half-bit comedy.
The rest of the cast was dull. The story lines were dull and unbelievable, and just did not carry the weight that Napoleon had. Worth the watch for Justin Long, otherwise do not expect much.
Saw IV (2007)
Gore-apalooza! They really pumped up the gore in this movie. Love the style of all the movies but they should probably quit making these movies.
Simply put, Will Ferrell is creating his own genre of movies. They’re not quite all the way funny but not necessarily dramas. This had the feel of a watered down anchorman and less of the characterization. Loved Andre Benjamin. I hope he sticks around the film business. Otherwise, no performance excited me. Pretty much good for some one liners. My favorite scene which saved the movie for me was the poker game where they pull out the gun. Hilarious!
The Shining (1980)
Stephen King should have been proud. Having read the book quite some time ago, I have to say the film blew my expectations away. So glad that Jack Nicholson was in this film. He brought something to the character I don’t think anyone else could. The little kid had an awesome demonic voice and in the end, this film is just enough eerie that you have to get a chill. Very well done.
Falls into the one against the world movies, but with a twist that the hero is a sniper. I liked going into the world of sharpshooting. A good suspenseful, action-filled movie.
Shrek The Third (2007)
Rent it. I laughed quite a bit, so as far as that goes, it was funny for an animated film.
The Sisters Brothers (2018)
Talk about a movie with only two characters in the entire film. The conversations were witty and well paced, but the movie was at times confusing and unrelated to the rest of the piece. It was cool to find that Caine played in the older version of this film as well and played the opposite character. Also liked the Seven deadly sins analogies if you watch close enough to catch them.
Smiley Face (2007)
Was not a fan. Have to be stoned to watch and still that might be a stretch. That’s too bad because I like Anna Faris.
A Star Is Born (2018)
State Of Play (2009)
Enjoyed the turn out of the film. Instead of making a huge twist at the end making the film seem smaller than it was, you got the sense the film was set up to be bigger than film. Nice change. Ben Affleck did great. Rachel McAdams was over-shadowed. Worth a watch. Jason Bateman and Jeff Daniels make nice cameos.
The Station Agent (2003)
Not the worst movie I’ve seen, but too much on the lines of the “midget” tale of adversity. Nothing against small people, but in movies we’ve already seen this a million times. But then again, what haven’t we seen a million times?
Step Brothers (2008)
For the most part was very funny. I enjoyed Will Ferrell as always, but am not a fan of Reilly. The film got a little outrageous, to the point where, as the audience, you just step back and say, these are grown men and it’s not even funny anymore. Otherwise some really great moments. Seems like the best parts got cut so I can’t wait for it to come to dvd. “This beds like the rock of gibraltar.”
Strangers On A Train (1951)
Characters were very memorable but the story as a whole didn’t keep my enthused. I loved the symbols and the acting done by Hitchcock’s daughter. Wasn’t my favorite Hitchcock piece.
The Strangers (2008)
This was the first movie in the history of movies that legitimately scared me. I was tense and uneasy the entire film and there was little to no gore involved. I think if horror films keep going in this direction, I am truly excited. The only problem I had was that it will only be surprising once. The next time I see it, it may not be as good. I feel as though something like this could happen and am extremely glad someone made this into a film.
Sunshine Cleaning (2008)
This film surprised me. Wasn’t sure what to expect, but glad I gave it the time. The leads did fantastic and even allowed the supporting characters to shine (the young boy, the shop owner, and Alan Arkin)