Nov 21, 2009


You know what has always bugged me?  Movie reviews that take a "I'm so much smarter than you" route.  Every movie review I have ever read takes this approach.  They sit there and with a fine tooth comb and condemn every aspect of the movie or they praise the intellectual aspects of this cinematic experience.

Me, I just want a simple review.  Did the movie achieve it's goal.  How was the acting?  Was the script/story any good.  Was the movie entertaining.  Add a positive comment.  Add a negative comment.  Finally make a simple scale and rate that movie accordingly.

It's not asking for much.

Reading a movie review shouldn't have to be a chore.

So let's make that scale

   1. Will never watch the movie again
   2. If I HAVE to I'll watch the movie again
   3. I will watch the movie again
   4. I look forward to watching the movie again
   5. I'll watch this movie everyday

Now let's review some movies...


Story line was average. The acting was decent, no one really stands out, and the characters were all your run of the mill cliche's. The special F/X were awesome. That being said, if you're looking for a movie that pushes the cinema into a new era, this is NOT the movie to watch. But if you just want to be entertained, watch this movie; It's a fun ride.

The Invention of Lying

WOW.  This movie is amazing.  Wonderful story.  Wonderful acting.  Strong script.  The movie was funny when it was supposed to be and very dramatic when it was supposed to be.

The Tournament

This movie is exactly what you would expect. Multiple story lines with predictable outcomes. Ultra violence, with a lot of blood, guts and gore. Not for the squeamish but it was an entertaining way to waste 90 minutes.
I give it a 3/5

Paranormal Activity

This movie could have been awesome.  It could have been truly frightening.  It had the potential to be one of the greatest horror thriller movies ever made.  But the story was weak.  The acting was tolerable.  The fact that most of the "events" take place off camera, which let's your imagination run wild, was very smart.

My CD and Book recommendations

Dwight Yoakam - Last Chance For A Thousand Years: Dwight Yoakam's Greatest Hits From The 90's

Watership Down by Richard Adams

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