• Gold

    Gold

    ★★½

    Some of my favorite movies are movies that utilize on-location sets and putting the characters and actors into extremely uncomfortable or realistic survival situations.
    People like Werner Herzog or Peter Weir or William Friedkin have this sort of rugged “real moviemaking” thing down. 
    Unfortunately, Anthony Hayes does not.

    This is a valiant effort but often becomes tedious and boring. The introduction of other characters besides the two main ones is a mistake and the end is also not very good.…

  • World's Greatest Dad

    World's Greatest Dad

    ★★★½

    A weird watch to say the least but I don’t think anyone expected this to actually be good.
    Could it have been better with this script? Certainly. But what we get is a great plot, averagely directed, held together by the fantastic and highly influential and admired Robin Williams.
    The Spy Kids kid is great, the use of music is perfect, and it’s occasionally hilarious and heartfelt. Highly underrated.

    Number of watches: 2

  • Sisters

    Sisters

    ★★★

    Not bad. Not really my thing but John Cena cracked me the hell up and Tina Fey and Amy Poehler have a nice chemistry that works for the film. 2 hours though is a bit much.

  • The Last Detail

    The Last Detail

    ★★★½

    Solid movie. A little slow at times and maybe could have trimmed a few scenes here and there but it’s a good watch.

  • Hard Eight

    Hard Eight

    ★★★

    Good but too messy to be anything more. The characters are ok though a bit underwritten. Some of the twists come out of left field and definitely don’t feel well presented or integrated with the first half of the movie. Not something you need to see unless just to finish out PTA’s filmography.

    PTA Ranked

  • Men in Black: International

    Men in Black: International

    ★★

    Could have been worse I suppose. Wasn’t totally on board with Tessa Thompson but by the end she had grown on me a little more. A lot of bad CGI and dumb clowning around seems to be the main things this movie has to offer. Good to see Liam Neeson here though. Definitely not a must watch, I would just pass.

  • The Beyond

    The Beyond

    ★★

    Fuck, this was stupid. I don’t know how you guys watch this heap of paper mache limbs and heads and steady stream of sleep-inducing scenes and go, “yup, this is a 4 star movie.”
    I mean you guys do know tarantulas aren’t even fuckin poisonous let alone eat human flesh? 
    I’m honestly kind of getting seriously annoyed with the average to extremely below average sect of early 80’s horror films. Please make it stop!!!

  • Machete Kills

    Machete Kills

    ★½

    I don’t really have a clue what the hell I just watched so I’m just gonna move on…

  • Guzoo: The Thing Forsaken by God - Part I

    Guzoo: The Thing Forsaken by God - Part I

    ★★½

    Really needed to be a full length feature. The characters could have been exponentially better expanded on and the whole thing with the monster and the mirrors could have been better written too. 
    The gore and effects are great so another 30 minutes or more of that and this would’ve been killer.

  • Fallen Angels

    Fallen Angels

    ★★★

    Another highly acclaimed film that just doesn’t vibe well with me. I love the cinematography and the aesthetics, the griminess and dirt to this seedy underground world.
    But what turns me off so much to this are the characters. Not one character was I able to connect with. This movie aspires to be and do too much and it’s confusing. There’s no realism to be had here so any attempt at creating a world for the viewer to connect with…

  • Monster

    Monster

    ★★★½

    Pretty good serial killer movie. Not as violent or gruesome as I was expecting. More a look at the psyche of Aileen and what led up to her crime spree. Now I don’t know the true history of Aileen and I’m not sure how accurate this movie is but I will say that if it is accurate then I’m all for Aileen. Fuck those dudes. Yes, maybe she should have tried to go down a different path but it played out like it played out and I don’t have any sympathy for the men who abused her.

  • American Splendor

    American Splendor

    ★★★½

    Peenya Coladas”

    Better than I thought it’d be. Took a bit for me to really get into it but once I did I found it pretty enjoyable. Usually I’m not a fan of “documentaries” but this is actually in-between that and a movie and it works much better, especially for my entertainment. Never heard of Harvey Pekar but might have to check out one of those American Splendor comics. There’s no way Toby Radloff is a real person though, lol.