#1051 Posted by TheHumanDove (2523 posts) -

American Hustle: 3/5

This is a movie that I can't even begin to understand why it ended up so well received. Which is strange for me, since normally even if I don't personally enjoy a movie I can understand why it might be getting high scores. I found it to be a complete bore for the most part.

#1052 Posted by TheHT (11273 posts) -

Prisoners - 5/5

Wonderful thriller. Does a great job of drawing you in and makin you feel the dread and stress of everyone's position, questioning your own boundaries and convictions as each new development comes to light. And man, Hugh Jackman is such a phenomenal actor. Jake Gyllenhaal is no slouch either.

#1053 Posted by Yodasdarkside (276 posts) -

Last movie I watched to completion was Pacific Rim. 8/10, Charlie Hunnam almost killed it with his flat delivery, but everything else was the correct level of dumb.

I started watching The Bourne Legacy, but I'm halfway through and even though I am something of a Bourne nerd, I have no clue what is going on.

#1054 Posted by Mirado (993 posts) -

47 Ronin. Went into it knowing it was terrible, only went to see it so we could riff on it, and we were still appalled. It wasn't even unintentionally funny, it was just "put you to sleep" poor. As one review put it: "47 Ronin would have been a lot more fun if it kept swinging its sword instead of falling on it."

1/5

#1055 Posted by Tyrrael (220 posts) -

Kick-Ass 2. While it wasn't a "blew me away" kind of movie, it was still decent, or at the very least, watchable. I don't fully understand the rather large disparity between review scores from the second and first film, either. The one major problem was that there simply wasn't enough Hit Girl in the movie. Moretz completely stole every scene she was in, whether she was in her Hit Girl uniform kicking ass or not. I wanted to get to know her character more than the titular title character, who, while not outright boring, definitely wasn't as interesting as Hit Girl.

Overall: 6.5/10

I would recommend giving it a single watch, at least, but the fact is, the writers had to know that everyone wanted to see more hit girl kicking ass in the movie. Not delivering on this obvious expectation was going to be a problem from the beginning. Come to think of it, maybe that's why the first one was so well-received compared to the second.

#1056 Posted by Blommer4 (196 posts) -

Death Race. Watched it when is was fairly new, and rewatching it now.

It's cool and fun to watch, but by no means is it an amazing or super clever movie. It does what it does good - which is action.

I'll give it a 7/10, would maybe give it even higher if there werent other movies that does these kind of action movies better.

#1057 Posted by Optix12 (615 posts) -

Blue is the Warmest Colour.
I came in with the knowledge that the sexy scenes were pretty long (and boy were they not only long but pretty intense) but I dont think that detracts anything from this movie degrading it into some form of softcore porn for the big screen. Rather I felt those scenes solidified the absolutely brilliant acting that was done by the two lead characters. The film is pretty damn long but I like it that way as it tried to capture as much nuance each character had with each other.

I would give it a 9/10

#1058 Posted by Gaff (1758 posts) -

13 Assassins: 3/5

An oddly tame outing for Takashi Miike, though his output tends to be all over the place, genre and gore wise. While the titular 13 Assassins are largely forgettable, the real star of the movie is the fight choreography. At first stylized, as the action drags on, it turns more realistic, showing exactly how messy close quarter combat can be. And as always with Japanese movies, the subtext, though contrary to most other genre flicks, not that subtle.

#1059 Edited by sub_o (899 posts) -

Petal Dance. Very contemplative, I enjoyed it. 4/5 I guess... Not sure what's the score for.

#1060 Posted by VeggiesBro (131 posts) -

Anchorman 2: 4 out of 5 stars. I thought it was hilarious. Really over the top as for as the bits/scenes are concerned, but it really worked for the movie.

#1061 Posted by Creigz (183 posts) -

Only God Forgives - 87%

Very interesting visually. Soundtrack was decent, flowed pretty well, it had this weird seedy underbelly of Bangkok and it showed it thoroughly. Felt very detached though, so I wasn't very captivated by the whole thing. All in all I quite enjoyed the simple revenge plot with the badass old guy with a sword just doing his daily routine while cutting the occasional person up like it's nothing.

#1062 Posted by Brendan (7811 posts) -

American Hustle. 5/5. The acting/characters were a joy to watch.

#1063 Posted by Sackmanjones (4705 posts) -

Anchorman 2: really hilarious except for the stuff at the end which goes a bit too far

American Hustle: one hell of a crime frame with a great story, good writing and fantastic acting across the board.

#1064 Edited by RonGalaxy (3170 posts) -

Spirited Away 5/5: Miyazaki created one of the best fantasy worlds I've ever seen with Spirited Away. Really inspiring stuff. And Chihiro is an amazing character. It's god damn enchanting from beginning to end.

Whisper of the Heart 3/5: It's about a girl who seeks love in library book slips. She finds out who it is, hates him, loves him, hates him for a second but loves him again, feels she's inadequate so she writes a book to prove herself, but it doesn't matter because YAY THEY'RE TOGETHER IN THE END ANYWAYS. -_-

I dont know, it just didn't connect with me like other Ghibli films have. There's some interesting stuff to be found, but not all of its good ideas are utilized very well to fuel the main story. There's a lot of stuff that's there just to be there; they end as soon as they begin. It's aimless to its detriment.

#1065 Posted by Clonedzero (4200 posts) -

American Hustle.

I'd give it a solid 5/5. Great actors movie. Just everyone in their role fucking nailed it, everyone int he cast was at the top of their game and it was fantastic. It was a super fun movie to watch. Plus Bradly Cooper and Christian Bale's hair were gloriously horrible.

#1066 Posted by TheHT (11273 posts) -

Gravity - 4/5

Good survival thriller, in spaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaace. Not much to the acting or story, but the visuals are spectacular.

#1067 Posted by BabyChooChoo (4515 posts) -

Spring Breakers. I finally broke down and decided to watch it...

All I can say is that ending is the biggest pile of shit I've ever seen. I'm convinced the writers and/or director hate black people and/or are convinced none of us can shoot for shit. I don't know whether this is the greatest movie of our generation or the dumbest fucking thing I've seen in years.

I give this movie tits out of 10.

#1068 Posted by slyspider (1232 posts) -

Beautiful creatures- 999/5 It was on HBO go and stupid shit was happening anytime I looked at my other monitor while I played WoW. No idea what that movie is about but fuck its stupid

#1069 Posted by Wolfgame (755 posts) -

Went and saw Walter Mitty last night, enjoyed it a whole lot more than I thought I would.

4/5

#1070 Posted by Video_Game_King (36272 posts) -

I like how everybody has defaulted to 5-star systems when I advocated ALL NUMBERS.

#1071 Edited by BIGJEFFREY (5057 posts) -

The Wolf Of Wall Street, 40/40

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#1072 Edited by wjb (1662 posts) -

Spring Breakers. I finally broke down and decided to watch it...

All I can say is that ending is the biggest pile of shit I've ever seen. I'm convinced the writers and/or director hate black people and/or are convinced none of us can shoot for shit. I don't know whether this is the greatest movie of our generation or the dumbest fucking thing I've seen in years

I give this movie tits out of 10.

I finally saw it the other day once I had the opportunity to go back and catch up on movies.

The hype (not even talking about Jeff) for it outweighed the actual movie. It was okay, but I was fairly disappointed with James Franco's character. I know he wasn't exactly supposed to act like Riff Raff, but still, it felt like that was who he was going for, and he couldn't live up to the essence of Mr. Raff. Does Riff Raff still hate this movie or was he just messing around?

The best part, though, was Gucci Mane surrounded by his entourage in a giant, luxurious house going "He taking food away from my baby girl."

And the ATL Twins still creep me the fuck out.

3/5

#1073 Posted by Whitestripes09 (408 posts) -

I saw Rush this morning. 3/5.

Great story about two very different racers. But you would think you would see more racing in a movie about some of Formula One's greatest racers even though they had their drama.

#1074 Edited by Sterling (2307 posts) -

Runner, Runner - 1/5 - I thought it was pretty bad.

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#1075 Posted by BambamCZ (140 posts) -

Evil Dead (2013)

Don't kill me, when I say that I liked it a lot. It's definitely different and takes from the original completely different sets of things than everyone expected but in a way that's what I like about it so much. More focus on the mythos and the Necronomicon itself. I think the intro itself does set the tone really well and the rest of the movie goes along at extremely enjoyable pace. There may have been more practical effects, but then again that just might be the direction the entire industry is going. I didn't expect much but Evil Dead turned out to be a lot of fun to watch.

7 car battery defibrillators out of 10

#1076 Edited by GunstarRed (5186 posts) -

Gangster Squad.

Everything is super glossy and shot really stylistically. I wasn't expecting it to be a dumb action movie with explodey car chases, a barrage of slo-mo tommy guns, Robert Patrick thinking he's a cowboy-cop and Sean Penn convinced he was acting in a sequel to Dick Tracy. I enjoyed it a bunch, but I'm not sure if it was a good movie. I'm not entirely convinced Ryan Gosling is a good actor after this.

Nick Nolte/T-1000

#1077 Posted by Scroll (598 posts) -

Man of Steel: Better than Returns.

#1078 Posted by billymagnum (827 posts) -

hobbit 2.

meh

#1079 Posted by Mr_croft (35 posts) -

Black dynamite!!! One of the funniest movies I have ever seen

#1080 Posted by MightyDuck (1522 posts) -

Olympus Has Fallen

My wife and I absolutely loved it. It reminded me of a modern day 1980's action movie.

#1081 Posted by simmant (41 posts) -

Spent a full day watching movies at the theater yesterday.

Frozen 4/5

A lot of fun and absolutely beautiful.

Wolf of Wall Street 5/5

Fantastic. The acting is excellent and Scorsese does some really cool things.

American Hustle 3/5

While still a very good movie, I found it weak compared to David O Russel's other recent work. There are a handful of really amazing scenes, but I thought it dragged in a lot of parts.

Her 5/5

An absolute masterpiece. Brilliantly thought out and perfectly realized.

#1082 Posted by MikeFerrari7 (205 posts) -

Kick Ass 2. 7/10. The first one was better, but I think the sequel was a step in a cool direction, just underwhelming.

#1083 Edited by Little_Socrates (5677 posts) -

American Graffiti; I'd probably give it a 3/5. Not very entertaining, but extremely pretty and an interesting slice-of-life film.

#1084 Posted by TheHT (11273 posts) -

Frozen - 5/5

Reminded me of the old Disney movies I used to love. It's pleasant to look at, the writing's great, the story is sweet and gets away from some of that old traditional stuff. It's a good time.

#1085 Posted by SirPsychoSexy (1329 posts) -

American Hustle - 4/5

Great acting, interesting characters, awesome setting

#1086 Edited by Encephalon (1262 posts) -

Her: 5/5

It reminds me, superficially, of Lars and the Real Girl. It has this premise that sounds like it could be super lewd or goofy, but Spike Jonze treats it with such poignancy and honesty that I immediately gave myself over to it. Incredible film.

#1087 Posted by FancySoapsMan (5828 posts) -

Her.

Maybe the best examination in film of what it's like to feel alone. The soundtrack and cinematography are gorgeous as well.

5/5

#1088 Edited by beepmachine (618 posts) -

@theht said:

Prisoners - 5/5

Wonderful thriller. Does a great job of drawing you in and makin you feel the dread and stress of everyone's position, questioning your own boundaries and convictions as each new development comes to light. And man, Hugh Jackman is such a phenomenal actor. Jake Gyllenhaal is no slouch either.

I think this was my favourite movie of 2013. Had no expectations but I was glued to the screen for literally the entire movie. I think it's got to be Jackman's best performance, not that I've seen all his movies but this really went deep with where his character transitioned to. The physicality of his performance was really impressive. And Jake Gyllenhaal, I know he did Prince of Persia and everything but between this, End of Watch, and Zodiac, dude has a fucking serious resume of quality performances.

Saw both Walter Mitty and The Wolf of Wall Street recently. Both were great.

Liked Walter Mitty more than I expected. Good balance of cheesy with actual thoughtfulness. I think just about anyone could enjoy it.

Wolf of Wall Street was amazing. I was not expecting an out and out comedy but they nailed it. Jonah Hill is worth the price of admission.

#1089 Edited by Venatio (4491 posts) -

Watched Riddick and White House Down with some friends in one night

4/5 for Riddick, it's almost exactly like Pitch Black but I liked that too, really enjoyed watching Vin Diesel be all badass again. I enjoy that bizzare universe and there was some nice scenery in that movie with some good action

2/5 for White house down, it's a silly action movie with a few enjoyable explosions

#1090 Edited by armaan8014 (5404 posts) -

Wolf of Wall street - 8/10. Very enjoyable and an entertaining ride. Would like to watch it again someday.

47 Ronin - 6/10 Expected a LOT more from this. Hoped it would have a similar vibe to The Last Samurai. Instead, it turned out to be quite boring (mainly storywise) and lacked emotions

I REALLY wanted to watch The secret life of Walter Mitty, but it's out of theaters here now :(

#1091 Edited by TheHT (11273 posts) -

@beepmachine: The movie itself is quite divisive, but I really liked Hugh Jackman in The Fountain. That and Prisoners I'd say are his two most noteworthy performances.

#1092 Edited by pweidman (2336 posts) -

End of Watch

Pretty graphically violent beat cop drama. Set in Los Angeles and riddled with drug thugs and gangsters. All from a couple of beat cop's perspective. Seemed a little over the top, but still pretty griping. Overall, though, violence for shock value essentially.

2.5/5 I didn't like it as much as the paid reviewers though.

#1093 Edited by Herk (192 posts) -

I watched Rush and even without really knowing anything about racing I enjoyed it quite a bit. Some cheesy dialogue here and there but overall really good.

4/5!

#1094 Posted by Hosstile17 (763 posts) -

I finally watched Big Trouble in Little China. 4/5 it ain't no Golden Child.

#1095 Edited by WickedCobra03 (2106 posts) -

Dr. No. Only because I was watching The Rock on Blu-Ray (being a huge Nic Cage fan), and well, Sean Connery is in it, so I decided to break out my Bond Blu-Ray collection. That movie is pretty amazing!

4/5. (if you would know my rating system, very few things in my life receive a 5/5)

#1096 Posted by WickedCobra03 (2106 posts) -

@creigz said:

Only God Forgives - 87%

Very interesting visually. Soundtrack was decent, flowed pretty well, it had this weird seedy underbelly of Bangkok and it showed it thoroughly. Felt very detached though, so I wasn't very captivated by the whole thing. All in all I quite enjoyed the simple revenge plot with the badass old guy with a sword just doing his daily routine while cutting the occasional person up like it's nothing.

I still have yet to watch it. I bought it on sale for like 12 bucks on Blu-Ray, but first, I have not had a ton of time to sit down and watch a new movie, secondly, all the middling press around it has kind of scared me off. I was a huge fan of Drive!

#1097 Posted by brutushayesosu (125 posts) -

The Conjuring. I loved the first half of the movie up until the mother gets possessed. The movie goes in weird directions at points but overall I'd give it a 7/10.

#1098 Edited by OldGuy (1557 posts) -

Speed Racer 4/5: I know why so many people didn't like this... it's... weird (it really is a live action cartoon -- complete with flat ass fake looking backgrounds) and the way it's edited is just bananas. But it (to this Speed Racer fan from way back) feels just perfect (except for little kid Speed, he's terrible)...

Little Miss Sunshine 4/5: I'm this close to a 5, but... I can't quite do it. Abigail Breslin is super, and her scenes with Alan Arkin are an absolute joy. It's also my favorite thing that Steve Carell has done.

The Muppets 4/5: Lots of fun. Amy Adams is the cutest person on the entire planet. The songs are fun (though Rainbow Connection is better than all of them and I was really glad they put it in)... with a special shout out to the Barbershop Quartet -- we were laughing so hard that we had to pause the film (I cannot remeber the last time that happened). Viva la frog and pig (here's hoping for lots of bouncing baby figs... or pogs... [or, at least, more Muppet movies])!

#1099 Posted by afabs515 (1083 posts) -

The Wolf of Wall Street: 7/10

Some of the best acting I've seen in a movie, but holy shit - 3 hours!? That movie could have easily been 2 hours and I wouldn't have cared. Also, too much sex and drugs (I know, right!?) for comfort, and I'm no prude.

#1100 Posted by Hunter5024 (5686 posts) -

I saw 47 Ronin and The Wolf of Wall Street.

47 Ronin is not very good. I thought some of the sets and ridiculous costumes were kinda neat looking, but not enough to keep the movie interesting. It was really just kind of dull and uninspired, we've all seen a million movies like it, and the combination of a cool setting plus interesting legend wasn't enough to make it stand out from the rest. 3 out of a possible 10 seppukus.

The Wolf of Wall Street was quite enjoyable however. Jonah Hill was the best part for me, I totally lost it when he started talking about his cousin. I'm not a big fan of movies based on real people though. It never feels like a very tight story to me, more like just an interesting chain of events strung together. This movie is no exception, though the chain of events was interesting enough to sustain me through the ridiculous length. 8 lines of coke out of a possible 10 lines of coke.