Ratings board: Movies I've rented or watched with a quick
blurb and rating. Ratings are on a 1-10 scale. This list begins
on January 17, 2004. I am a voracious movie watcher and unfortunately
I never thought to keep track of all the films I've watched and
rented until now. This list is short for now, but over the years
it will grow and grow...like a chia pet.
Along Came Polly -6- Between Ben Stiller and
Jennifer Aniston you would think something good could have come
from this film. Not so.
An Everlasting Piece - 7 - Commedy. Northern
Irish Barbers decide to go into the toupe business. Directed by
Johnny English -7- comedy. Bean's great! Malkovich
sort of pulls of the part...but I think his direction must have
been pretty weak. The ending sort of worked...but that was weak
too. In spite of this, the movie was good fun and worth a rental
if you're in the mood for something light.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
Love Liza - 8- Directed by Todd
Louiso. Starring: Philip Seymore Hoffman. Excellent movie about
depression, sadness, and huffing gasoline.
Importance of Being
Earnest, The (2002)
Alien and Aliens (You
can skip 3 and 4)
- 6 - If you're a Bruce
Campbell fan, then its worth the watch, just to see the man with
the boomstick play an infirmed Elvis, else, you might just pass.
- 8 - Decent acting. Pretty
girls. An ending that doesn't suck.
Cube 2: Hyper Cube - 6 - Very similar to the
first Cube movie. Great set design...for a cube :) The ending
works...but is a bit of a let down.
Dead Zone - 7 - Christopher Walken plays the
part well. The plot holds together and the acting is decent. It
played more like a good episode of the Twilight Zone rather than
a feature film though.
Dawn of the Dead -8- In many ways an imporovement
on Night of the living dead also by Romero.
Evil Dead2 and Army of Darkness - 9 - Sam Rami's unstoppable
classic cult trilogy.
Freddy vs. Jason - 7 - Not since the original
Nightmare on Elm Street have I liked a Freddy Cougar movie this
much. Still, this movie had a horribly weak ending. If not for
this I would upgrade it to an 8.
The Grudge - 8 - Scary, creepy, moody. Everything you want out
of a horror film. Brought to america by Sam Raimi, Directed by
Takashi Shimizu. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar. 2004. IMDB
Night of the living Dead - 8 - Romero's original
genre defining movie.
Resident Evil - 8 - One of the best, based on
one of my favorite video games. Music by Marilyn Manson.
Return of the Living Dead - 7 - Tribute film
to Night of the Living dead...even mentions the film by name and
involves it in the plot. If you're totally into zombie movies
then you may want to see it...but I wouldn't put it at the top
of your list. And what's up with the naked girl? Odd...and unecessary.
Science Fiction/Fantasy/3D Animated
Finding Nemo - 9.5 - Maybe a 10. Go Pixar! I
don't care if you usually don't "get into" 3d or animated
films...this one breaks the mold...or maybe is the mold.
Kaena The Prophecy - 7 - 3D animated feature
film featuring voice talent by Kirstin Dunst. Pretty good 3D especially
becuase of the teams rags to riches story and becuase it was produced
in France with off-the-shelf software (3DS Max, unbelievable but
true). Its got a more coherent story than final fantasy and the
visual look is unique. I could go on, but if you're a 3D buff,
just go rent it and decide for yourself.
SharkTale - 6 - PDI's answer to Nemo sinks.
The animation is superb, but the story is hackneyed and purely
there to allow stellar animation and not-so-groundbreaking 3D
environments come to life.
Titan AE - 8 -
Total Recall - 9 -
Björk: Greatest Hits - Volumen 1993-2003 (2002)
Conan the Barbarian
The Gift - A Simple plan - more from Sam Rami
Assorted Tool Videos (Fred Stuhr)
Koyanisquatsi another piece by the same folks that did baraka
Pulp Fiction - 10 -
Star Wars Empire
Vertigo - On
Wallace and Gromit: The Wrong Trousers
What Dreams May Come
Who Framed Roger Rabbit
Who Framed Roger Rabbit