Everyone can contribute whatever they wish. Only things that are required: title, year, rating (how good it was), rating (how much you enjoyed watching it), a short spoiler free synopsis, and a short spoiler free review. And the two ratings are there because we all know there are those terrible movies that are just a ton of fun to watch.
So i will start with the last two movies that i watched.
Norbit is a guy with a rough childhood who was forced to marry to stereotypical fat black woman. His childhood crush moves in town and gets engaged while Norbit tries to win her over, while trying to escape his abusive girlfriend.
It had its moments, but other than that it was just a generic comedy that is only worth watching one time. Its worth watching one time if you ever get bored, but i cant exactly see myself watching it more than once. Eddie Murphy does good playing any comedy role, this movie is proof.
Basically a knockoff of Training Day about crooked cops, two ex-gang bangers become police officers and the movie goes over one day of their lives.
Not exactly a bad movie. Just a knockoff of Training Day, instead of an undercover narc, they are just regular police officers. Only thing that i really didnt like about the movie is just how instead of focusing on a decent plot, they focus on trying to make it as dark and brutal as they possibly can. Really twisted movie, worth watching once because of Cuba Gooding Jr's performance, but no more than one time.
Joel (Jim Carrey) is undergoing a medical procedure to erase the memory of his ex-girlfriend, Clementine (Kate Winslet). However, while he is unconscious and the procedure is underway, he takes a journey through his mind, re-living moments with Clementine for fear of losing her forever.
Review - I have no idea why this is number 39 on IMDb. It was just dreadful and completely unbelievable in the execution of the plot. It was a very amateur film in my opinion.
It would have been much better had the plot actually been focussed on what the description above actually says it's about, because it seems primarily more concerned with the people running the memory erasing business than with the relationship between the two key actors.
Cinderella Man (2005).
Rating - 7/10
It's the true story of boxer James J. Braddock (Russell Crowe), a heavyweight contender from New Jersey nicknamed the Bulldog of Bergen, who lost his fame and fortune during the Great Depression only to win the hearts of the downtrodden during a spectacular comeback.
Review - Now, I can't stand boxing films, with the exception of Million Dollar Baby which was excellent. I also cannot stand Russell Crowe. Considering those two facts and the rating I have given it, this makes the film very good in the eyes of pretty much anyone else.
It was well shot, well acted and very watchable. However it wasn't perfect - it has its flaws, not least in the fact that the story is ultimately not compelling, despite its best attempts.
The Sentinel (2006).
Rating - 5/10
Special Agent Pete Garrison (Michael Douglas) is convinced that a Neo-Nazi aryan disciple has managed to infiltrate the White House. When a White House agent is murdered, Garrison is framed and blackmailed over an affair with the First Lady Sarah Bellentine. He is relieved of his duties, but Garrison will not stop in trying to prove his innocence, and save the life of the President.
Review - A very average film all round - a watchable action movie with no substance. There are a number of cliche elements that have been flogged to death in other films. It is saved by Michael Douglas who is, in my opinion, an excellent actor.
I enjoyed it, but I don't recommend it. I won't be watching it again.
do we want to stick with contemporary reviews or go into some older films?
also, if anyone wants a review, they could request and I would write a little something about it
as far as what I've seen recently
The Black Dahlia 2006
Synopsis - A 1940s noiresque investigation into the murder of an aspiring hollywood starlet reveals some interesting secrets in the lives of two L.A. detectives.
Rating - crappy/lame ; if I had to give that a score, I guess 5/10
Review - One reviewer put it well, he said along the lines that "if you wanted to see this movie to recapture the magic of L.A. Confidential, you should just watch L.A. Confidential again." This genre is a favorite of mine, a 40s noir detective story, but nothing happened. This was one of those movies where I just held out hope for something interesting to happen and was left out in the cold when the credits rolled. None of the characters were at all compelling, the performances were bland, and the story was inferior to many other films of the genre. The only decent performance was that of Mia Kirschner, the title victim whom she hammed up as a desperate aspiring big-screen sensation who never had a chance. The movie failed to really evoke any kind of response from me, I wouldn't have known it was a DePalma movie until the credits rolled either.
Reasons to Watch
-You think Hartnett is awesome.
-You'll watch anything with ScarJo in it.
-You are really really good at suspending your disbelief, even better than I am, and I watch Arnold movies where he jumps out of a plane on take-off and lands safely in a marsh.
Reasons to Avoid
-Badness in acting and writing
-Hartnett is not awesome
-You've seen actual good films and have a basis of comparison
Personally, it just doesnt get much better than this movie. I've seen it easily 100 times and I still laugh the whole way through it. You don't need to have seen Clerks first (or any of Smith's other movies) but it does make the movie better. The humour is fairly rude and certainly not a movie to play while the kids are around.