Movieman630 has written 17 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • House

    House

    This is one of the more fascinating examples of horror comedy I've recently seen. On it's surface, the film is a complete mess. The plot is barely there, the characters are unabashed stereotypes. The effects are weak even for the time.

    And yet, there is something incredibly fascinating about the film. Perhaps it is the full commitment everybody involved gives. Everybody involved is having an absolute blast with the lunacy on display. The scares are incredibly inventive, and show a…

  • Ready or Not

    Ready or Not

    Ready or not is a mixed opportunity. The film is certainly fun, especially if you don’t go in with high expectations. It’s tongue in cheek, while giving it’s story just enough seriousness. That said, it falls a touch short on character. Samara Weaving gives it her all, but the script never seems to find her as interesting as the family squabbles of the villains. She’s likable, but not really fleshed out. It’s a shame, since Samara Weaving hints at what she could do with a truly interesting and badass character.

  • Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    Birds of Prey (and the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn)

    This film is dictionary-definition good-not-great. It never becomes more than a diversion, and the script is not very good. That said, Director Cathy Yan has a lot of fun with the material, and thus the film is pretty consistently entertaining. Margot Robbie and Ewan MacGregor are both having a blast, though the rest of the leads are somewhat underutilized. It’s nothing special, but easily ranks #2 in the DCEU

  • Blade

    Blade

    I'm going to be honest, when I started this movie I did not expect to like it. Then it began, and almost immediately won me over. The film really does keep it's tongue in cheek and just start having fun with it's action and world. It does start to drag towards the end, but overall it's a pretty fun couple of hours

  • Sinister

    Sinister

    Sinister is something of a mixed bag. There's a lot of really good stuff in this film, but it's met by some really significant issues.

    The best part about this film is the atmosphere. Director Scott Derrickson and Cinematographer Chris Norr make brilliant use of light, shadow and framing to constantly suggest a sense of menace. Negative space is used very well to suggest something else being in the shots, putting the viewer in a constant sense of anticipation and…