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MIKEíS MINI REVIEWS (LAST UPDATE 11/19/2017 07:50 AM)

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MIKE'S RATING LEGEND: 4 = EXCELLENT, 3 = VERY GOOD, 2 = GOOD, 1 = FAIR, 0 = POOR

FILM TITLE (ALPHABETICAL) AND MPAA RATING

MIKE'S RATING

MOST RECENT REVIEWS

A United Kingdom (PG-13)

4

Excellent, powerful true story of the prince of Botswana marrying a white English woman

Arrival (PG-13)

4

Excellent, understated and powerful story of a linguist communicating with aliens

Ben-Hur (PG-13)

2

Even though critics hated it, the movie still had spectacular moments like the chariot race

The Boss Baby (PG)

1-1/2

Funny but has some weird concepts of where babies come from and who their enemies are

Cafe Society (PG-13)

3

Wonderful and charming period romantic comedy drama by Woody Allen

Captain America: Civil War (PG-13)

3

It was depressing to see our heroes fighting but it was also fun to see them use their abilities against each other, it was really another Avengers film

Central Intelligence (PG-13)

1

Ok, it was funny but dumb and Dwayne Johnson's character was too goofy

Despicable Me 3 (PG)

2

Very funny and not boring for a minute, Gru is married now and finds out he has a brother

Dunkirk (PG-13)

4

An amazing, harrowing true story of WWII troops evacuated from the beach at Dunkirk, best film of the year

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13)

2

Charlize Theron is a great villain and the film has very loud fights and chases, as usual

The Founder (PG-13)

3

Interesting true story of Ray Kroc stealing McDonald's from the brothers who started it, great performance from Michael Keaton

Ghost in the Shell (PG-13)

1-1/2

Visually striking but slow moving futuristic adventure about humans who are cyber-enhanced

Going in Style (PG-13)

2

Very funny comedy heist movie about 3 older men who lose their pensions and rob a bank

Hidden Figures (PG)

4

Uplifting untold true story of intelligent women who contributed to NASA space missions

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (PG-13)

2

Another good action/mystery military thriller from Tom Cruise

Jason Bourne (PG-13)

3

Much quick cut editing again, but its great to see Matt Damon again, and the film is relentlessly paced

Jurassic World (PG-13)

2

Fast paced, sometimes funny and also scary, special effects are top notch, a worthy sequel

Justice League (PG-13)

2

A fun, not for critics DC superhero team up, I had a big smile on my face when it was over, stay until the end

Kong: Skull Island (PG-13)

2

It was a combination of an old fashioned adventure mixed with a giant monster movie, its a blast

The Legend of Tarzan (PG-13)

1-1/2

It was great seeing an old fashioned adventure film but it used too much CGI

Logan Lucky (PG-13)

2

Fun, goofy and quirky comedy about a heist at a NASCAR race

The Magnificent Seven (PG-13)

2

Very good remake, it's fast paced and interesting, the final shootout is violent though

The Man From UNCLE (PG-13)

1-1/2

Slightly disappointing but fun in a retro way, feels like a 60's spy spoof

Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13)

3

Enjoyable Agatha Christie remake with excellent direction by Kenneth Branagh

The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

2

Very funny and engaging animated comedy adventure

Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)

2

It's fun and more like a Marvel Avengers spinoff, Michael Keaton is a great villain

Star Trek Beyond (PG-13)

3

Another great Trek film, never boring with some spectacular set-pieces

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)

2

I was not thrilled with the characters, but the climax leading up to the events of the original film was fine

Sully (PG-13)

3

The film does bounce the time frame around but it is a powerful and involving true story

Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)

2

Very funny sometimes goofy sequel is very entertaining and has great villains

FILM TITLE (ALPHABETICAL) AND MPAA RATING

MIKE'S RATING

REVIEW

2012 (PG-13)

2

One of my weaknesses is for big disaster movies, of course there's stuff that you don't believe, but its still fun

21 (PG-13)

2

Suspenseful tale based on a true story about a professor and his students who discover blackjack card counting

A Beautiful Mind (PG-13)

4

Excellent and moving film with a powerful performance by Russell Crowe

A United Kingdom (PG-13)

4

Excellent, powerful true story of the prince of Botswana marrying a white English woman

The A-Team (PG-13)

2

Loud, goofy action adventure, but its fun, although quick-cut editing diminishes the action scenes

About A Boy (PG-13)

2

Different for Hugh Grant, shows a little more depth than usual, the film is very British in style and dialogue

Accepted (PG-13)

2

Funny, goofy and entertaining college comedy, star Justin Long has excellent comic timing

A.I.: Artificial Intelligence (PG-13)

1-1/2

Classy acting and special effects but depressing with a manipulative ending

After the Sunset (PG-13)

2

Fun and fast paced jewel caper suspense-comedy that's probably not for kids

Against the Ropes (PG-13)

2

Interesting true story of the first female boxing manager, it's a good change of pace role for Meg Ryan

Agent Cody Banks (PG)

2

Fun family film, great for spy movie fans and better than Spy Kids

Agent Cody Banks 2: Destination London (PG)

2

It's a fun spy film, with Cody a fish out of water in London, but the first one is still a little better

The Alamo (PG-13)

3

Well done historical epic shows events before and after the famous siege, Thornton is great as Davy Crockett

Alex Rider: Operation Stormbreaker (PG)

2

A junior James Bond spy adventure with many fights and good action scenes, it's fast paced and fun

Alien Vs. Predator (PG-13)

2

Thrill ride about a human expedition that runs into a war between the 2 alien species, has some gore though

Amelia (PG)

3

They don't make them like this anymore, an involving old fashioned true adventure story

Americaís Sweethearts (PG-13)

1

Good actors but unlikable characters and not very funny

American Outlaws (PG-13)

2

Not realistic, but fun if you donít take it too seriously

Anacondas: The Hunt For the Blood Orchid (PG-13)

2

Fun and suspenseful giant snake movie with only a reference to the original; and it actually has a plot

Anchorman (PG-13)

1

Just when you thought a PG-13 film couldn't get more crude, but it does have funny moments, it's NOT for kids

Ant-Man (PG-13)

2

A blast, fun and entertaining, Michael Douglas' presence elevates the film

Antitrust (PG-13)

2

Feels like you've seen it before, but it is still suspenseful and has a few twists

Armored (PG-13)

1-1/2

Has an interesting heist story but it fails in the execution, good actors are wasted

Arrival (PG-13)

4

Excellent, understated and powerful story of a linguist communicating with aliens

The Artist (PG-13)

4

Moving and wonderful throwback silent romance that pays tribute to film history

Atlantis: The Lost Empire (PG)

2

Michael J. Fox and animation are fine but story is not as involving as Tarzan

August Rush (PG)

2

Fantasy musical drama about a boy trying to find his parents, go with it and try not to question too much

Austin Powers in Goldmember (PG-13)

2

Entertaining and still funny for fans, for a third film

Australia (PG-13)

2

A little too long of an epic, Hugh Jackman was cool, but the film felt like a combination of 3 other features

Avatar (PG-13)

3

Epic sci-fi adventure mirroring the plight of many native peoples displaced by a larger civilization, and you must see it in 3-D

Marvel's The Avengers (PG-13)

4

This is one of my favorite comic book movies ever, very entertaining, I've seen it many times

Avengers: Age of Ultron (PG-13)

2

Could have used a main flesh and blood villain instead of a CGI one, but its fun and thought provoking

Bad Company (PG-13)

2

More suspenseful than expected, funny in parts and fast moving

Bandits (PG-13)

3

Funniest movie of its year, clever, another great film from Barry Levinson

Batman Begins (PG-13)

4

Wow!, much better than the other sequels and more realistic than all the others, great all-star cast and action

The Dark Knight (PG-13)

4

Just as great as Batman Begins, but even deeper and more menacing, excellent performances, but it was a little long with too many climaxes

The Dark Knight Rises (PG-13)

3

I still prefer Batman Begins, but it has great scenes and chases, second act is slow though

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (PG-13)

3

I know the film has problems but its a blast seeing the heroes together, with Wonder Woman as an added bonus

Battle: Los Angeles (PG-13)

2

Started off shallow but eventually centered on the main characters motivations

Bedtime Stories (PG)

1

Alright but mean spirited so called family fantasy comedy with Adam Sandler

Bee Movie (PG)

3

Much funnier than expected, great animation, you have to see it especially if you are a Jerry Seinfeld fan

Behind Enemy Lines (PG-13)

1

Jumpy camera work but interesting setting and acting

Ben-Hur (PG-13)

2

Even though critics hated it, the movie still had spectacular moments like the chariot race

Bend It Like Beckham (PG-13)

3

Feel-good family sports drama that teaches tolerance for others beliefs, but you have to listen close to the accents

Beyond A Reasonable Doubt (PG-13)

1

Shocking and unconvincing ending negates the rest of this talky, but sometimes interesting drama

The Big Bounce (PG-13)

1

Amiable caper-comedy, but I expected it to be funnier and faster moving, it was a little too talky

Big Fish (PG-13)

1

Critics will hate me for this, but I found this fantasy-drama to be slow, not very involving and I feel asleep during it

Big Trouble (PG-13)

0

I normally like Barry Sonnenfeldís films but this was unfunny, stay away

Black Knight (PG-13)

2

Not a critics film but funnier than most Martin Lawrence comedies

The Blind Side (PG-13)

3

Moving true story of the mom and her family who adopted a future NFL player, based on the life of Michael Oher

Bolt (PG)

3

Exciting and involving animated story about a TV star dog who thinks he's a hero in real life too

The Boss Baby (PG)

1-1/2

Funny but has some weird concepts of where babies come from and who their enemies are

The Bounty Hunter (PG-13)

0

A major embarrassment for all involved, the music is particularly horrible, its filled with unsavory characters

The Bourne Identity (PG-13)

2

Complex spy thriller with surprising bursts of violence, not for kids

The Bourne Ultimatum (PG-13)

3

Too much quick cut editing, but the film is relentlessly paced, has a great cast and some great chases

The Bourne Legacy (PG-13)

2

Interesting continuation of the Bourne saga, it is a little slow moving but has a great motorcycle chase

Jason Bourne (PG-13)

3

Much quick cut editing again, but its great to see Matt Damon again, and the film is relentlessly paced

The Boy In the Striped Pajamas (PG-13)

3

Moving, sad but very interesting what-if story about a German commander's family living near a concentration camp

Brave (PG)

2

Not the best Pixar film ever but the best animated film of the year

Bringing Down the House (PG-13)

3

Funniest and best Steve Martin comedy in a long time

The Bucket List (PG-13)

3

Very moving and very sad but at times very funny story about 2 dying men who finally decide to live a little

Cafe Society (PG-13)

3

Wonderful and charming period romantic comedy drama by Woody Allen

Calendar Girls (PG-13)

3

Very funny true story about English women over 50 posing for a calendar and how it affects their lives

Captain America: The First Avenger (PG-13)

2

More dramatic comic book adaptation than most, it reminded me of The Rocketeer or Raiders, a good lead up to The Avengers

Captain America: The Winter Soldier (PG-13)

3

A good complex conspiracy story with Robert Redford in a large role, has much action of course

Captain America: Civil War (PG-13)

3

It was depressing to see our heroes fighting but it was also fun to see them use their abilities against each other, its really another Avengers film

Captain Phillips (PG-13)

3

Harrowing true modern piracy story with a great performance by Tom Hanks

Carriers (PG-13)

2

Suspenseful and sometimes scary end of the world virus thriller with Chris Pine

Casino Royale (2006) (PG-13)

3

More intense and violent James Bond adventure that sticks closer to Ian Fleming's book, the action set-pieces are spectacular, Daniel Craig is fine as Bond

The Cat In The Hat (PG)

1-1/2

Starts slow but gets fun in the second half, spectacular sets and colors, it could have been much better

Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore (PG-13)

1

O.K. family adventure with cute dogs, but I went for the great new 3 minute Roadrunner short: its a blast

Catch Me If You Can (PG-13)

4

Best film I have seen this year, true story, great acting, a pleasure to watch

Cellular (PG-13)

3

Original, interesting and suspenseful hostage drama where you don't know what is going to happen next

Central Intelligence (PG-13)

1

Ok, it was funny but dumb and Dwayne Johnson's character was too goofy

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (PG)

2

Fun with great visuals, but somewhat pointless if you have seen the original many times and loved it

Charlotte's Web (G)

2

Live-action remake of the children's story is involving and the animals and the visual effects are fine

Cheaper By the Dozen (2003) (PG)

2

Nice comedy-drama remake, has some hilarious moments and teaches families life lessons

Cheaper By the Dozen 2 (PG)

1-1/2

Sequel brings the family on vacation to a lake and rivalry with another large family, first film was a little better

Chicken Little in 3-D (G)

2

Fun telling of a children's fable made even better by the excellent Disney Digital 3-D presentation

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (PG)

3

Magical adventure fantasy based on the C.S. Lewis book, made even better by digital projection

The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian (PG)

3

Darker, faster moving with more battle scenes, the children are tougher this time, I liked it better

The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader (PG)

2

Fun continuation of the saga, it does not have all the same characters this time though

Cinderella Man (PG-13)

4

Sad but eventually uplifting true story about champion boxer James J. Braddock, with excellent performances

City of Ember (PG)

2

Interesting post-apocalyptic story about an underground civilization, has great sets

Clash of the Titans (2010) (PG-13)

2

Fun, action packed remake of 1981 mythology spectacular, has many good actors

Wrath of the Titans (PG-13)

2

Better than the first with a father-son theme and more screen time with Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes

Clockstoppers (PG)

2

Fun family movie with neat visuals, but could have used a better time travel explanation

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG)

3

Funniest animated film of the year, with some clever and twisted moments

Cloverfield (PG-13)

1

I usually always love giant monster movies, but after 45 minutes I had motion sickness, it could have been a good movie if the camera didn't move so much

The Conspirator (PG-13)

4

Brilliant and gripping true story about the woman wrongly accused in Abraham Lincoln's assassination

The Core (PG-13)

2

For lovers of disaster movies, was about as fun as Armageddon but with better actors

Corky Romano (PG-13)

1

Dumb-funny in parts but childish mob spoof

The Count of Monte Cristo (PG-13)

3

Involving, old-fashioned adventure based on the novel

Cowboys & Aliens (PG-13)

2

Fun graphic novel adaptation with a great cast and lots of fights and chases

Crazy on the Outside (PG-13)

2

Quirky, all-star Tim Allen comedy drama is better when it focuses on the romance aspects

Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (PG)

2

Fun and suspenseful like the show; with a CIA plot

Daddy Day Care (PG)

2

Very funny Eddie Murphy family comedy, just donít take it too seriously

Date Night (PG-13)

2

Has some hilarious moments spread out, but the actors are better than the film

The Day After Tomorrow (PG-13)

2

Spectacular visual effects, especially of NYC, drive disaster film, but you just wish for a shorter running time

The Day the Earth Stood Still (2008) (PG-13)

2

Great special effects and an interesting plot updated from the original 1951 film, Keanu Reeves is perfect as an alien

Dear John (PG-13)

2

I found myself caught up in the romance, but like every other Nicholas Sparks adaptation, its manipulative

Deja Vu (PG-13)

3

Mystery-suspense time travel thriller gets you caught up in its premise and takes you for the ride, it's wild

Despicable Me (PG)

2

Clever and fun 3-D animated tale of a arch villain with children, the minions are very cute and funny

Despicable Me 2 (PG)

2

Much funnier than the first, again we love the minions and the plot is also fun and engaging

Despicable Me 3 (PG)

2

Very funny and not boring for a minute, Gru is married now and finds out he has a brother

Minions (PG)

1-1/2

OK spinoff with fun moments, but movie comes alive at the end once Gru joins the story

The Devil Wears Prada (PG-13)

3

Probably based in truth, this fine comedy drama has good performances but the boss' character is very annoying

Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (PG-13)

2

Funny David Spade comedy, which gets serious and has a great end title credits sequence

Did You Hear About the Morgans? (PG-13)

2

Fun romantic comedy about witness relocation, you can't take it too seriously

Die Another Day (PG-13)

2

Fun James Bond film is packed with action and references to the other Bonds

Domestic Disturbance (PG-13)

2

Standard but involving mother and son in jeopardy film

Dr. Dolittle (PG-13)

3

Very funny and at times hilarious, with great animal voices, a clean movie, it could have been PG

Dr. Dolittle 2 (PG)

2

Not as funny as the first but a nice clean movie for the kids with an environmental message

Dreamgirls (PG-13)

3

Fine musical based on the Broadway play, though we liked the songs in the first half of the film more

The Dukes of Hazzard (PG-13)

1

Fun, just like the TV show, except for more emphasis on bad language and the moonshine running

Dumb and Dumber To (PG-13)

2

Not as funny as the first and with dirtier jokes, its not for kids

Dunkirk (PG-13)

4

An amazing, harrowing true story of WWII troops evacuated from the beach at Dunkirk, best film of the year

Duplex (PG-13)

1

Very dark and twisted black comedy with some very funny moments, only for certain tastes

Duplicity (PG-13)

1

Overcomplicated with too many flashbacks, destroys the narrative flow

Eagle Eye (PG-13)

2

Suspenseful mystery action thriller where you are kept guessing about the plot until about two thirds into it

Earth (G)

3

First Disneynature release has impressive and affecting true life animal stories

Easy Virtue (PG-13)

1

Good actors are wasted playing strange and unlikable characters

Eight Below (PG)

3

Real life adventure tale about dogs left alone to survive in Antarctica, suspenseful and sad, very well done

Eight Legged Freaks (PG-13)

2

Fun and scary, fast paced large spider action-comedy

The Emperorís Club (PG-13)

3

Great acting by Kevin Kline, the story gets you involved

Enchanted (PG)

2

A little twisted and very funny live-action/animated fantasy, its so entertaining I've seen it many times 

Everybody's Fine (PG-13)

1/2

I wanted to stop this film after a 1/2 hour, interesting since it starred Robert DeNiro, but his character was annoying, and the film was too sentimental and manipulating

Evolution (PG-13)

3

My favorite movie of the summer, underrated and fun like Men In Black

The Express (PG)

3

Involving true sports story about the first black man to win the Heisman Trophy

Fair Game (PG-13)

3

Sad, powerful true story of Valerie Plame who was wrongly outed as a CIA agent by the U.S. government

Fantastic Four (PG-13)

2

What a blast! A fun superhero adventure, fast moving and entertaining with great special effects

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (PG)

2

I liked it as much as the first, it's a good time at the movies, the Surfer is very cool

Fantastic Four (2015) (PG-13)

1

It started out a little slow but interesting and then fell apart with mediocre special effects, story and villain

The Fast and the Furious (PG-13)

1-1/2

Not big on substance, story or acting but fun with great car chases

Fast & Furious (PG-13)

2

Better than all the previous Fast & Furious films, this one actually has a plot and had my heart racing

Fast Five (PG-13)

2

This Fast & Furious film is more like an Ocean's Eleven film, has many car chases and crashes

Fast & Furious 6 (PG-13)

2

Sometimes overdone but very entertaining with many fights and of course, chase scenes

Furious 7 (PG-13)

2

Overdone as usual, but fun and a nice tribute to Paul Walker

The Fate of the Furious (PG-13)

2

Charlize Theron is a great villain and the film has very loud fights and chases, as usual

Final Fantasy (PG-13)

2

Breathtaking animation but not fast moving or involving

Finding Forrester (PG-13)

3

Moving story about misunderstood people who rise above a challenge and succeed in spite of themselves 

Finding Nemo (G)

4

Pixar does it again, great visuals, fun and at times suspenseful

Finding Neverland (PG)

4

Moving film about the man who wrote Peter Pan and the family who inspired him, Johnny Depp is excellent

Firewall (PG-13)

2

Don't listen to the critics, although it does have some holes in the plot its very suspenseful and involving

Flash of Genius (PG-13)

3

Powerful true story about an inventor fighting for recognition of his work with the Ford Motor Co.

Flight of the Phoenix (2004) (PG-13)

2

Suspenseful plane crash and survival drama with some holes in the plot but its still entertaining

Fool's Gold (PG-13)

1

It should have been a straight adventure film, not a comedy, the humor here is juvenile

42 (PG-13)

3

Uplifting true baseball story about the first black player in the major leagues

The Founder (PG-13)

3

Interesting true story of Ray Kroc stealing McDonald's from the brothers who started it, great performance from Michael Keaton

Freaky Friday (2003) (PG)

2

Fast paced and fun Disney female body-switching movie

Friday Night Lights (PG-13)

0

Unlikable, superficial characters and jumpy, sloppy camera work and direction gave me motion sickness

Furry Vengeance (PG)

1/2

Dumb live action Looney Tunes type family film, 1/2 star for the cute animals

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra (PG-13)

1-1/2

Acting is not very good, but fun action and special effects, especially when the Eiffel Tower fell

G.I. Joe: Retaliation (PG-13)

1-1/2

Comparable to the first, it was action packed and the acting was a little better this time

G-Force (PG)

1-1/2

Fun CGI/live-action family story about guinea pigs who are government agents

The Game Plan (PG)

1-1/2

Goofy but fun sports comedy with The Rock as a football player who finds out he has a daughter

Get Smart (PG-13)

2

Fun and good natured update of the TV show, also has some action, Alan Arkin is tougher than expected

Ghost in the Shell (PG-13)

1-1/2

Visually striking but slow moving futuristic adventure about humans who are cyber-enhanced

The Ghost Writer (PG-13)

3

Interesting political thriller with very good performances but with an unsatisfying, ambiguous climax

Glory Road (PG)

3

True story about a Texas college basketball team in 1966 that starts all black players, involving and funny

Gods and Generals (PG-13)

3

Interesting and moving but a little too long, great battle scenes though

Godzilla (2014) (PG-13)

2

Watching this I felt like a kid again, especially during the giant monster scenes, its a fun monster/disaster movie

Going in Style (PG-13)

2

Very funny comedy heist movie about 3 older men who lose their pensions and rob a bank

Good Night, and Good Luck (PG)

4

Understated but very powerful true story of Edward R. Murrow's battle with the communist witch hunt of the 50's

Gravity (PG-13)

2

Special effects are fine, but the film is cold and shallow in the character department

The Great Debaters (PG-13)

3

True story about a black debate team in Texas in 1935, with excellent performances by the cast

The Greatest Game Ever Played (PG)

3

True, very well made underdog golf story set at the U.S. Open in 1913, one of the best films of 2005

Green Lantern (PG-13)

2

Another fun comic book adaptation, the film's visual effects are fantastic

Gridiron Gang (PG-13)

2

Another involving sports true story about juvenile inmates who join a football team started by their counselor

Grudge Match (PG-13)

2

Very funny boxing comedy, its like adding DeNiro to a funnier Rocky film

Guardians of the Galaxy (PG-13)

3

This was the most fun I had at the movies in a long time, its a blast

Gulliver's Travels (PG)

1

Sometimes funny but crude re-telling of the classic Swift story, we need a serious version sometime

Hancock (PG-13)

1

The first two thirds was fun, and then the film shifted into a drama that just didn't make much sense, the premise was strange for a superhero movie

Hardball (PG-13)

1

Uplifting, partly true baseball story with Keanu Reeves

Herbie: Fully Loaded (G)

2

Fun and nostalgic continuation of The Love Bug franchise, Matt Dillon makes a good antagonist

Hercules (PG-13)

2

Fun action film with some good actors and battle scenes

Hero (PG-13)

1

Critics again will hate me, but I napped during parts of this overly "artsy" martial-arts epic, some good fights though

Hidalgo (PG-13)

3

Rousing true adventure story of a cowboy who enters a dangerous Arabian horse race in 1890

Hidden Figures (PG)

3

Uplifting untold true story of intelligent women who contributed to NASA space missions

High Crimes (PG-13)

2

Did he or didnít he kind of film, suspenseful, you need to follow the plot

Hitch (PG-13)

2

Charming and funny romantic comedy-drama, Will Smith is smooth and the film has some hilarious moments

The Hitchhiker's Guide To the Galaxy (PG)

1

Meandering, only occasionally funny, way-out-there adaptation of Douglas Adams' book

Hollywood Ending (PG-13)

3

Definitely for Woody Allen fans but this is funnier than most

Home On the Range (PG)

2

Fun and fast moving with hand drawn animation, more like a Looney Tunes cartoon than a Disney film

The Hours (PG-13)

0

Interminable, boring, disjointed, one of the worst Best Picture nominees ever, it felt like 500 hours

How To Train Your Dragon (PG)

3

Delightful, imaginative and soaring 3-D CGI animated Viking adventure, it was great in Imax 3D

How To Train Your Dragon 2 (PG)

3

Just as good as the first with just as much awe as the first time

The Hundred-Foot Journey (PG)

3

Inspiring take on the novel about the discovery of an Indian chef in France

The Hunger Games (PG-13)

2

Very interesting but disturbing, I would not recommend it for children

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG-13)

2

Again not for children, but it was very suspenseful and at times moving

I, Robot (PG-13)

2

A fast paced rush of a sci-fi movie with a message, the robots are impressive and the story involves you

I Am Legend (PG-13)

3

Newest version of The Last Man on Earth theme, its suspenseful and Will Smith's performance drives it

I Am Number Four (PG-13)

1-1/2

Alright variation on the Superman theme: young alien on earth

I Spy (PG-13)

1

Owen Wilson tries hard but the plot is not great and itís nothing like the show

Ice Age (PG)

3

Better and funnier than expected, only a notch below Shrek or Monsters, Inc.

Ice Age: The Meltdown (PG)

2

Blue Sky Studios turned out another very good animated comedy, it's fast and funny and not boring at all

Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (PG)

2

Better than the last Ice Age, its suspenseful during the climax when the herd meets the dinosaurs

Igor (PG)

2

Interesting animated monster comedy, definitely more for adults, with many famous voice talents

In America (PG-13)

1

Biographical documentary style story about Jim Sheridan's family, it's partly interesting but very strange

In the Heart of the Sea (PG-13)

3

An epic true adventure and survival story, well directed by Ron Howard

The Incredible Hulk (PG-13)

3

Much better than the first, Edward Norton was a great choice for Banner, has great action and chases

The Incredibles (PG)

4

Incredible even for Pixar, funny, clever, fast paced animated superhero adventure for all ages, go see it

Independence Day: Resurgence (PG-13)

2

Fun and nostalgic sci-fi sequel, similar to the first

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (PG-13)

3

Very nostalgic and enjoyable, Harrison Ford is still tough and great as Indy, has some great chases

Inside Out (PG)

1

I found myself strangely unattached to the film and fell asleep during it, but everyone else in my group liked it

The Interpreter (PG-13)

3

Complex and literate political assassination thriller with 2 excellent lead performances

Interstellar (PG-13)

3

Interesting and fascinating sci-fi with some surprises but its a little too long

Into the Storm (PG-13)

1-1/2

Great visual effects but little story and sub-par acting

Intolerable Cruelty (PG-13)

1

Eccentric as usual for a Coen brothers film, it has some funny moments, but it's for certain tastes only

The Invasion (PG-13)

2

Latest and in my opinion, favorite version of The Invasion of the Body Snatchers, very suspenseful with good chases

Invincible (PG)

3

Involving and inspiring true story about a bartender who ends up playing for the NFL Philadelphia Eagles

Iron Man (PG-13)

3

One of the best comic book films ever, its very entertaining, Robert Downey is a blast

Iron Man 2 (PG-13)

2

Good but not great sequel, has trouble integrating all of its subplots, but Robert Downey is still great

Iron Man 3 (PG-13)

3

Now this was a great sequel unlike 2, even the villains were very funny and surprising

The Island (2005) (PG-13)

2

Wild, futuristic sci-fi adventure reminds me of other films but it still has an interesting and original premise

The Italian Job (2003) (PG-13)

3

Clever, fast paced, suspenseful and sometimes funny caper film

Jack Reacher (PG-13)

2

More of a mystery than an action film, but the story is interesting and it has a great car chase

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (PG-13)

2

Another good action/mystery military thriller from Tom Cruise

Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (PG-13)

2

Good and suspenseful Jack Ryan prequel about Russians crashing America's economy

Joe Somebody (PG)

2

Family comedy-drama, with Tim Allen more sympathetic than usual

Johnny English (PG)

2

Funnier than the movie Bean, fast moving spy spoof for Rowan Atkinson fans, has some hilarious scenes

Johnny English Reborn (PG)

2

We actually thought it was funnier and faster paced than the first movie, again has some hilarious scenes

John Q (PG-13)

2

Manipulative, but entertaining hostage drama with some good actors and suspense

Journey To the Center of the Earth 3D (PG)

2

A fun adventure tale especially in 3-D, it made you jump sometimes, and it felt like you were on a 3-D ride

Julie & Julia (PG-13)

2

Great Meryl Streep performance but both main characters are annoying, Julia's part of the story is better though

Jumper (PG-13)

2

Interesting, original and sometimes surprising sci-fi tale about teleporters, there's not enough explanation about why he has his powers, but its still fun

The Jungle Book 2 (G)

2

Better than expected for a sequel, digital projection made it so sharp and clear

Jurassic Park (PG-13)

4

Classic Spielberg suspense thriller with groundbreaking and awe inspiring special effects, a must see

The Lost World: Jurassic Park (PG-13)

2

Special effects are still great, the story suffers a little, but Jeff Goldblum is a blast, the film misses Sam Neill

Jurassic Park III (PG-13)

2

Shorter, faster moving and better than The Lost World

Jurassic World (PG-13)

2

Fast paced, sometimes funny and also scary, special effects are top notch, a worthy sequel

Justice League (PG-13)

2

A fun, not for critics DC superhero team up, I had a big smile on my face when it was over, stay until the end

Juwanna Mann (PG-13)

2

Funnier than expected gender switching, for fans of goofy sports comedies

K-19: The Widowmaker (PG-13)

2

Tense, suspenseful and true Russian submarine story, but its a little hard to buy Harrison Ford as a Russian

K-PAX (PG-13)

2

Understated but powerful with excellent acting by Kevin Spacey and Jeff Bridges; a puzzle of a film

Kate & Leopold (PG-13)

2

Clever time travel premise with romance, comedy and suspense

Keeping the Faith (PG-13)

3

Comedy-drama about a priest and a rabbi keeps you hooked with a fine story and acting

Killers (PG-13)

1

O.K. mixture of romantic comedy and spy thriller but you have to suspend your disbelief to like it

King Arthur (PG-13)

2

Good re-telling of the origin of King Arthur, battle scenes are violent, but the film's acting has emotional impact

King Kong (2005) (PG-13)

1-1/2

Unfortunately overlong and overindulgent with some very good but also some amazingly bad moments

Kong: Skull Island (PG-13)

2

It was a combination of an old fashioned adventure mixed with a giant monster movie, its a blast

Knight and Day (PG-13)

2

For Cruise its similar to Mission Impossible franchise but with more goofy humor and situations, it is enjoyable

Kung Fu Panda (PG)

2

Combination animated fun and martial arts epic mixed into a funny adventure, has memorable voice cast

Ladder 49 (PG-13)

3

Firefighter story felt more real than Backdraft, some very suspenseful moments and good acting

The Lake House (PG)

2

Interesting and romantic time travel love story that reminded me of Frequency, it makes you think

Land of the Lost (PG-13)

1-1/2

A goofy but fun time waster, nice mindless entertainment, not for kids though 

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider (PG-13)

2

Good lead role for Angelina Jolie but film is slow in parts

Lara Croft: Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life (PG-13)

1

First film is more entertaining, the story was confusing, but this has some good action and stunts

Last Vegas (PG-13)

2

Very funny all-star comedy, its great to see all these fine actors together, not for kids

Laws of Attraction (PG-13)

2

Funny romantic comedy about bickering divorce attorneys who fall in love

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (PG-13)

2

Different and interesting action-adventure fantasy taking infamous literary figures and forming them into a team

Leap Year (PG)

1-1/2

Amy Adams is adept at these romantic roles, but the main characters are hard to like and identify with

Leatherheads (PG-13)

3

A fun romantic football comedy, with snappy dialogue, you will have a good time

Legally Blonde (PG-13)

3

Very funny and smarter than most campus comedies

Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde (PG-13)

1

Instead of campus humor, this time a government spoof, Legally Blonde style, its slower but has funny moments

The Legend of Tarzan (PG-13)

1-1/2

It was great seeing an old fashioned adventure film but it used too much CGI

Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (PG)

0

What a waste of $140 million, uninvolving, mean spirited so-called children's movie, we walked out after 1 hour

Lincoln (PG-13)

4

Best film I've seen in 2012, with great performances and dialogue

Live Free or Die Hard (PG-13)

3

A thinking man's action film, it had more depth than most of the other Die Hards, it's a thrill ride

Logan Lucky (PG-13)

2

Fun, goofy and quirky comedy about a heist at a NASCAR race

Looney Tunes: Back In Action (PG)

1-1/2

It has no great story like Roger Rabbit but it has some fun moments and its great seeing the characters again

The Longest Yard (PG)

2

Remake reminded me of the original film and The Replacements only with rougher characters

The Losers (PG-13)

1

The direction is all over the place, Jeffrey Dean Morgan and Jason Patric are too good for this film

Madagascar (PG)

2

Fun animated Dreamworks comedy with Chris Rock as a very funny zebra and Ben Stiller as a nice lion

Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (PG)

2

Fun animated sequel has some laughs, but the first is still better, the penguins are funny as usual

Madison (PG)

3

Uplifting true story about how a hydroplane boat race energizes a small town in Indiana in 1971

Mad Money (PG-13)

2

Funny and involving low-tech heist comedy, its definitely a fantasy but its fast moving and fun

The Magnificent Seven (PG-13)

2

Very good remake, it's fast paced and interesting, the final shootout is violent though

The Majestic (PG)

3

A subdued and excellent Jim Carrey as the subject of 1950's communist witch hunt

Mamma Mia! (PG-13)

1

I have finally seen this on DVD and even though some moments are painful it is sometimes fun

The Man From UNCLE (PG-13)

1-1/2

Slightly disappointing but fun in a retro way, feels like a 60's spy spoof

Man of the House (PG-13)

1-1/2

Entertaining, fun, not for critics comedy-suspense cop film where Tommy Lee Jones learns something about life from the cheerleaders he's protecting

Man of Steel (PG-13)

2

Grainy composition and Zack Snyder's direction mar an interesting and different take on Superman

Man of the Year (PG-13)

3

Smart political comedy-drama from Barry Levinson, it's sometimes hilarious and sometimes very tense

Man on a Ledge (PG-13)

2

Farfetched in places but fun action thriller with great stunt work

Marley & Me (PG)

1-1/2

Just viewed on DVD, it's a good film but with more adult themes than expected, it should have been rated PG-13

The Martian (PG-13)

3

Has a crowd pleasing mix of suspenseful and surprisingly funny moments, great all-star cast

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (PG-13)

3

Spectacular sea battles, excellent acting but has some gory medical procedures and it's a little long

Matchstick Men (PG-13)

2

Clever and tricky comedy/suspense con artist flick

The Maze Runner (PG-13)

2

Interesting futuristic sci-fi tale where you are not sure what is going to happen next

Meet Dave (PG)

2

Fun sci-fi comedy, it has a lot of laughs for people who can just sit and have fun instead of analyzing it

Meet the Parents (PG-13)

3

Made Ben Stiller a star, DeNiro plays a great twisted character as usual, film has many hilarious moments

Meet the Fockers (PG-13)

2

Funny and clever continuation of Meet the Parents, Dustin Hoffman is so goofy, but the original is still better

Meet the Robinsons (G)

2

Fun time travel Disney CGI story, once the plot gets going its better, the Disney Digital 3-D was amazing

Men In Black (PG-13)

3

One of the most original and funny science-fiction comedies ever, with a great team in Jones and Smith

Men In Black II (PG-13)

2

Not as funny as the first, but it has some good moments and for fans a good time if you just relax

Men In Black 3 (PG-13)

2

Starts off like a normal Men in Black film and then at the climax emotionally ties together our 2 main heroes

Midnight in Paris (PG-13)

3

Best Woody Allen film in years, a fun and clever mixture of romantic comedy and time travel

Million Dollar Baby (PG-13)

4

Powerful and moving boxing film with 3 great lead performances, has a downer of an ending though

Miracle (PG)

3

Visually exciting and involving true story about coach Herb Brooks' quest to win a hockey gold medal for U.S.A.

Miss Congeniality (PG-13)

3

It took me by surprise, it was a lot funnier than I expected, Michael Caine and William Shatner were hilarious

Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous (PG-13)

2

Not as hilarious as the first movie, but still funny for fans of fun comedies and Sandra Bullock

Miss Pettigrew Lives For A Day (PG-13)

3

Smart, fun 1930's set screwball comedy, Amy Adams & Frances McDormand have great chemistry

Mission: Impossible III (PG-13)

3

Much better than the second and not as great as the first, but its suspenseful, entertaining and almost doesn't stop

Mission: Impossible Ghost Protocol (PG-13)

3

It might be the best Mission Impossible yet, fast moving and suspenseful film rises to new heights

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation (PG-13)

3

I am saying it again, could be the best Mission Impossible yet, with a involving plot and suspenseful action

Mr. 3000 (PG-13)

2

Good baseball movie where the star learns lessons about a "team", have seen it before but it's still entertaining

Mr. Bean's Holiday (G)

2

Not as funny as Bean or Johnny English, but its good to see Rowan Atkinson back and it has some laughs

Monsters Inc. (G)

3

Pixar excellence as usual with great vocals and with a ride of an ending

Monsters Vs. Aliens (PG)

3

Fun, fast paced and sometimes very inventive animated sci-fi comedy, even better in Imax 3-D

The Monuments Men (PG-13)

2

Fun, interesting and old fashioned true WWII adventure story about saving art

Morning Glory (PG-13)

1

Annoying and unlikable characters sink this story about TV morning show anchors

Murder on the Orient Express (PG-13)

3

Enjoyable Agatha Christie remake with excellent direction by Kenneth Branagh

My Life in Ruins (PG-13)

1/2

Not involving with some unlikable characters, the film is unfunny and has no spark, 1/2 star is for the scenery

National Treasure (PG)

3

Interesting, clever and fun adventure mixing some actual history with a treasure hunt inspired by Indiana Jones

National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG)

2

Almost as clever as the first, its fun, its all-star cast clearly were enjoying themselves, you should too

The New World (PG-13)

3

They don't make them like this anymore, beautiful, haunting and even at times horrifying telling of the 1607 Jamestown, Virginia settlers and Pocahontas

The Next Three Days (PG-13)

3

Superior prison break film with unexpected plot twists and almost unbearable suspense in the last 45 minutes

Night At the Museum (PG)

2

What a Blast! A CGI laugh fest, the most fun I've had at the movies this year, Ben Stiller is very funny

Night At the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (PG)

2

A fun sequel, with not as much wonder as the first time, but Ben Stiller and Amy Adams make a good team

Nim's Island (PG)

2

Its a nice family version of a Romancing the Stone type film, its good for all ages

Non-Stop (PG-13)

2

Tense air terrorism plot is suspenseful throughout with the dependable Liam Neeson in charge

Oblivion (PG-13)

2

Thought provoking sci-fi with Tom Cruise, the film is visually spectacular

Oceanís Eleven (PG-13)

3

Very entertaining all-star remake with a clever heist and ending

Oceanís Twelve (PG-13)

2

Not as good as the first, with a messy plot which has many twists, annoying music, but its still fun for most fans

Oceanís Thirteen (PG-13)

3

This time it's just about as good as the first, it has a fun revenge plot and a great idea to be back in Las Vegas

Old Dogs (PG)

0

Worst film of 2009, only one scene is somewhat funny in the entire film, it is hard to sit through

One For the Money (PG-13)

0

I apologize to the filmmakers but I could not last even 15 minutes, worst film I've seen this year

Out Of Time (PG-13)

2

Starts slow then gets complex and suspenseful, but  background soundtrack is loud and annoying

P.S. I Love You (PG-13)

2

Sad but involving story of a young widow moving on with her life, the actors are fine

Paul Blart: Mall Cop (PG)

1-1/2

Kevin James is engaging and fun but it is at times mean spirited for a PG film

People Like Us (PG-13)

2

Romantic drama starts quirky but the story redeems itself with emotional impact

The Perfect Score (PG-13)

2

Somewhat fun story about students trying to steal answers to the SAT test, although one character is very annoying

Peter Pan (PG)

2

Live-action remake has great visual effects and child actors, and Jason Isaacs makes a great Captain Hook

The Pink Panther (2006) (PG)

2

He pulled it off: Steve Martin makes a very funny Inspector Clouseau, some scenes were so hilarious I was crying, funniest film I've seen in a long time

The Pink Panther 2 (PG)

1-1/2

O.K., with a couple very funny slapstick scenes, but John Cleese was wasted in a small role

Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (PG-13)

2

A lot of action, a good story and great visual effects, but Johnny Depp's goofy character is distracting

Pixels (PG-13)

1-1/2

Goofy, dumb fun that made me nostalgic for the classic Atari video games

Planet 51 (PG)

1

Animation was alright but the story was not involving and I fell asleep during it, it did pick up at the climax though

Planet of the Apes (2001) (PG-13)

1-1/2

Fast moving, suspenseful and interesting but the ending was confusing and not satisfying

Pompeii (PG-13)

2

Combination gladiator movie and disaster movie, I had fun watching it, has great effects

Poseidon (PG-13)

2

Fast moving and suspenseful remake that doesn't take as much time as the original to get to the disaster thrills

Premium Rush (PG-13)

2

Hectic and at times crazy bike messenger chase film, its very interesting though

The Prestige (PG-13)

2

Very interesting puzzle of a film with good performances, but it ultimately is a mean-spirited revenge tale

The Princess Diaries (G)

2

Cute Cinderella update, but Julie Andrews is great

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (G)

2

Logical continuation of the first, I liked this one a little better, it's a good family film

The Princess and the Frog (G)

1

First few scenes were alright, but the songs were not memorable and the story was too eerie and not for kids, it should have been rated PG, very disappointing

Quantum of Solace (PG-13)

3

Intense and action packed James Bond adventure that continues the story from Casino Royale, Daniel Craig again is fine as Bond, direction is a little off though

Race To Witch Mountain (PG)

1-1/2

O.K., sometimes fun Disney remake, but after awhile it lost my attention

Radio (PG)

2

True story of a slow young man who inspires a town, film is sad in parts but on the whole it's uplifting

Raiders of the Lost Ark (PG-13)

4

My favorite film of all time, Harrison Ford is great as Indy, has some of the best chases in film history

Rat Race (PG-13)

2

Funny but not hilarious treasure hunt, although Rowan Atkinson is great

Ratatouille (G)

3

Very funny, entertaining and fast paced Pixar film, another triumph from Brad Bird

Ray (PG-13)

4

Amazing performance from Jamie Foxx, he is Ray Charles warts and all, a great film with great music

Rear Window (PG)

4

They don't make them like they used to, Hitchcock at his best, funny, clever and suspenseful

The Recruit (PG-13)

2

A nothing is as it seems spy thriller, very suspenseful and involving

RED (PG-13)

2

Fun, goofy and fast paced spy comedy adventure, it has so many great stars and its a lot of fun

RED 2 (PG-13)

2

Faster paced with more action and violence, but it is still fun

Red Dawn (PG-13)

1-1/2

A not for critics film, but it was action packed and that is what I look for in this kind of film

Red Tails (PG-13)

2

Inspiring true story about the Tuskegee Airmen, earlier version was better though

Reign Of Fire (PG-13)

2

Bleak view of the future but has much action and suspense and the dragons are great

Return To Never Land (G)

2

Old style animation adds to the nostalgic fun, itís a worthy sequel

Rio (G)

2

Fun and so full of amazing colors and great voice actors, its delightful

Robocop (2014) (PG-13)

2

Much more depth and emotion in character than expected, the original films are campy and low budget in comparison

Robots (PG)

2

Blue Sky Studios is doing very good work, the film has so much to see, is fast paced and has many famous voices

The Rocketeer (PG)

3

Fun Disney comic-book movie, it dives you the feeling that you are in the '40's, Timothy Dalton is a great villain

Rocky Balboa (PG)

3

Nostalgic, uplifting and rousing fitting final chapter to the Rocky Balboa saga, it's touching and funny too

Creed (PG-13)

3

It's a winner, emotional, involving continuation of the Rocky saga, Stallone's never been better

Rollerball (2002) (PG-13)

0

One of the worst remakes ever, almost unwatchable, the original is so much better

The Rookie (G)

3

Old-fashioned Disney movie like they used to make, great baseball story, uplifting

Runaway Jury (PG-13)

3

A must see if you are a fan of John Grisham thrillers, it's  involving and suspenseful, stays fairly close to the novel

The Rundown (PG-13)

1

Annoying quick-cutting and unlikable characters, but the Rock is a better actor than other action stars

Rush Hour (PG-13)

2

Fast moving and fun mix of martial arts and cop-comedy

Rush Hour 2 (PG-13)

2

Most fun at the movies all summer, fast moving and  funnier than the original

Rush Hour 3 (PG-13)

2

Just as much fun as the first two, with an exciting climax at the Eiffel Tower

Sahara (PG-13)

2

Fun, old-fashioned adventure that studios don't make anymore, Steve Zahn was funny but tougher than before

Salt (PG-13)

2

Very suspenseful and violent spy story, its so fast moving that you almost forgive its unbelievable moments

San Andreas (PG-13)

2

Fast paced disaster movie with many thrills and great effects

Scary Movie 3 (PG-13)

1

Only about 1 in 10 jokes hit, ending is very funny but the rest is mostly unfunny, expected better from Mr. Zucker

The Scorpion King (PG-13)

2

The Mummy films are better, but for fans this is fun and fast moving

Seabiscuit (PG-13)

4

Uplifting, true story about underdogs who got a chance, could have been rated PG, film is just a little slow in parts

Secondhand Lions (PG)

3

Fun and interesting family comedy-drama about a boy being raised by two eccentric uncles

The Secret Life of Bees (PG-13)

3

Involving film based on the novel, set in the 1960's, a girl's story of bonding with sisters who become like family

The Secret Life of Pets (PG)

2

Very funny and engaging animated comedy adventure

Secretariat (PG)

4

Best movie I've seen so far in 2010, dramatic and moving true story with a great performance by Diane Lane

The Sentinel (2006) (PG-13)

3

Suspenseful and involving Presidential assassination thriller with a complex plot and good actors

Serendipity (PG-13)

3

Funny and involving romantic comedy, Jeremy Piven is great when paired with John Cusack

Serenity (PG-13)

1

O.K., only for Firefly fans, I could not get into the characters, they were not very likeable, it's overrated

Seven Pounds (PG-13)

2

Sad and at times depressing but an interesting film, Will Smith's acting is fine

Serving Sara (PG-13)

1

For undemanding fans of Matthew Perry or goofy road comedies

Shanghai Knights (PG-13)

2

Funny, full of action sequel to Shanghai Noon, a blast to watch

Shanghai Noon (PG-13)

2

Original mixture of martial arts, comedy and western action, Owen Wilson has many great lines

Shark Tale (PG)

1-1/2

Good animation and many famous voices but the clichťs keep coming and it's a mixture of many other films

Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows (PG-13)

2

Robert Downey is great as usual but the film is goofy and the action scenes are all in slow motion

Showtime (PG-13)

2

Goofy, fun send-up of cop T.V. and movie clichťs, just relax and enjoy, don't think too much

Shrek (PG)

4

Best animated film of the year, surprises you with clever and offbeat touches

Shrek 2 (PG)

2

Almost as good as the first, very clever with many spoofs throughout the film, but Shrek had more laughs though

Shrek The Third (PG)

2

Funnier and faster moving than Shrek 2, but Shrek is still the best, I laughed quite often though

Shrek Forever After (PG)

2

The best since the first Shrek, its more involving than the other two sequels and the 3-D was fun

Signs (PG-13)

3

Starts slow, makes you think, then builds into a suspenseful climax that makes you jump

16 Blocks (PG-13)

3

Gritty, different and interesting NYC buddy cop crime drama about bad cops, Bruce Willis' best in awhile

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow (PG)

2

Could have been great if the first half moved a bit faster, people either like it or don't, I liked it but with reservations

Skyfall (PG-13)

3

I still prefer Casino Royale but this new James Bond film dug deeper into Bond and M than ever before

Spectre (PG-13)

3

Feels more like a classic Bond film than the other Craig films, has a great villain in Christoph Waltz

The Soloist (PG-13)

1-1/2

Excellent performances wasted in slow talky true drama

Something's Gotta Give (PG-13)

3

Romantic, clever and very funny with great performances by Diane Keaton and Jack Nicholson

Son of the Mask (PG)

1/2

It was a bad idea to do a Jim Carrey movie without him, avoid this unfunny film, 1/2 star for the visual effects

A Sound of Thunder (PG-13)

2

The special effects could have been much better but the implications of the sci-fi story were very interesting

Soul Surfer (PG)

2

Inspiring true story about a surfer recovering from a shark attack

Source Code (PG-13)

2

Suspenseful time travel mystery, a mix of other time travel films but very entertaining

Speed Racer (PG)

1-1/2

Hectic pacing but also slow at parts, film was enjoyable, but the races had too much CGI and it was hard to tell who won the last race

The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG)

2

Interesting mixture of family drama and fantasy with Freddie Highmore in 2 roles, its better in Imax

Spider-Man (PG-13)

3

Best comic-book movie since X-Men with an engaging cast and story

Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)

3

WOW!, more emphasis on character development than action, but the action scenes are spectacular

Spider-Man 3 (PG-13)

2

Good follow up, there is one badly done CGI fight, but the rest I liked, even though 1 and 2 were better

The Amazing Spider-Man (PG-13)

2

I don't think it needed a reboot so soon but I still was drawn in by the story and the action

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (PG-13)

2

Spider-Man's character was funnier this time, except when it came to Gwen Stacy and their romance

Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13)

2

It's fun and more like a Marvel Avengers spinoff, Michael Keaton is a great villain

Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron (G)

2

Combo of drawn and CGI animation story involves you and draws you in

Spy Kids (PG)

2

Fun and at times suspenseful, cast is game and goes along with the spoof quality of the film

Spy Kids 2: The Island of Lost Dreams (PG)

2

Goofy low budget visual effects but fun for fans of the first film

Starsky & Hutch (PG-13)

2

One of the funniest cop movie spoofs ever, non-stop fun and it was so 1970's, go see it if you just want to laugh

Star Trek: Nemesis (PG-13)

2

Fun and suspenseful send-off to the Next Generation crew

Star Trek (PG-13)

3

A lot of fun and sometimes tense look back at the beginning of the Enterprise crew

Star Trek Into Darkness (PG-13)

3

Very good Trek film, spectacular and emotional top flight entertainment

Star Trek Beyond (PG-13)

3

Another great Trek film, never boring with some spectacular set-pieces

Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones (PG)

2

Much better than Episode I, answers some questions but starts more, the last 45 minutes is action-packed

Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith (PG-13)

3

Much more involving and better than Episodes I or II, you really feel sad when Anakin turns, has lots of action also

Star Wars: The Clone Wars (PG)

2

Fun animated continuation set between episodes 2 & 3, it shows you a little more of the Clone Wars

Star Wars: The Force Awakens (PG-13)

2

It is fun but sad at times and its more like a sequel/remake of the first Star Wars with a similar plot

Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (PG-13)

2

I was not thrilled with the characters, but the climax leading up to the events of the original film was fine

State of Play (PG-13)

3

Twisty and smart political thriller with very good performances and suspense

Stealth (PG-13)

2

Fun and suspenseful Top Gun update, except uses too much CGI on the flying sequences

Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun Li (PG-13)

1

I went to see it because I am a fan of Smallville's Kristin Kreuk, except for her & the fights, it was forgettable

Sully (PG-13)

3

The film does bounce the time frame around but it is a powerful and involving true story

Super 8 (PG-13)

3

Excellent and very nostalgic mix of a fun and scary monster movie and a coming of age story

Superman Returns (PG-13)

3

Spectacular and emotional top-flight entertainment, Brandon Routh and Kevin Spacey are both excellent, and as usual a great job by Bryan Singer

Surrogates (PG-13)

2

Good and interesting futuristic sci-fi suspense thriller, taking I, Robot's plot one step further

S.W.A.T. (PG-13)

1

Suspenseful hostage situations but film's quick-cut editing is annoying and the characters are shallow

Sweet Home Alabama (PG-13)

1

For fans of romantic comedies, but not as good as Legally Blonde

Taken (PG-13)

2

Violent and relentless thriller with Liam Neeson as an ex-CIA agent tracking his daughter's kidnappers

Taken 2 (PG-13)

2

Fun sequel with Liam Neeson doing what he does best, a not for critics film

Taken 3 (PG-13)

2

I liked it better than 2 but this time with Liam Neeson being pursued

The Tale of Despereaux (G)

2

Very good animation and some memorable voice work highlight this interesting comedy drama

Tangled (G)

2

Involving, romantic and funny superior Disney fairy tale about Rapunzel

Tarzan (G)

3

One of the most exciting Disney animated films ever, with great songs by Phil Collins, the characters involve you

Taxi (PG-13)

1/2

Gets the half star for the exciting car chases, other than that it is unfunny and slow moving

The Terminal (PG-13)

2

Not the best Spielberg-Hanks film ever, but it is entertaining and at times touching and funny

Terminator: Salvation (PG-13)

2

At times spectacular sci-fi entertainment with a very suspenseful climax, its much better than Terminator 3

Terminator: Genisys (PG-13)

2

A non-stop, action packed thrill ride, that at times, is also very funny and light

Thirteen Days (PG-13)

4

Even though you know what happens, how you get there is well acted and it hooks you

13 Going On 30 (PG-13)

2

"Big" style female body switching movie is fun and it's for people who love the music of the '80's

Thor (PG-13)

2

Fun comic book adaptation, excellent direction by Kenneth Branagh elevates the production

Thor: The Dark World (PG-13)

2

Fun follow-up with Thor needing Loki's help to defeat an evil ancient race

Thor: Ragnarok (PG-13)

2

Very funny sometimes goofy sequel is very entertaining and has great villains

3 Days To Kill (PG-13)

1-1/2

Alright CIA thriller, very similar to Taken, Kevin Costner and the chases are good, but direction is inconsistent

Timeline (PG-13)

2

DON'T listen to the critics, it's a blast, and as soon as they arrive in the past, the film gets very suspenseful

The Time Machine (PG-13)

2

Bleak view of the future drops the fun level, but the film has great visual effects

Tomorrowland (PG)

3

A little slow, but interesting and at times fascinating view of the future from Brad Bird

Tooth Fairy (PG)

1

O.K. family entertainment with many stars, but the characters are annoying

Tower Heist (PG-13)

2

Very funny all-star NYC heist film elevated by excellent location filming around the Thanksgiving Day Parade

Toy Story 3 (G)

4

I thought Toy Story 2 was better than the first, but I think this third one is the best of them all and its also the best film of the year in a quality bankrupt 2010, Pixar out did themselves again with an emotional installment

Transformers (PG-13)

1

Shia LaBouf is very funny and engaging and the alien robot story starts out fine but then becomes very silly

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (PG-13)

1

I thought it was fun like the first, there's a lot of action and of course special effects

Treasure Planet (PG)

2

Much better than expected, mix of 2 & 3-D animation is well done and the story is involving

Tron Legacy (PG-13)

2

Very nostalgic with impressive special effects, its slow moving in a couple sections, but on the whole its fun

Trouble with the Curve (PG-13)

2

Likeable baseball drama about an aging scout with Clint Eastwood in a familiar role

True Grit (PG-13)

1-1/2

Again critics will hate me for this, but it was hard to understand the characters and no one was likeable

Tuck Everlasting (PG)

3

Dreamy, period Disney fantasy, well acted and suspenseful

The Tuxedo (PG-13)

2

Hectic, not Jackie Chanís best, but fast moving spy spoof

Two Weeks Notice (PG-13)

2

Fast moving romantic comedy, with old pros Bullock and Grant

Undercover Brother (PG-13)

2 Spoof of 70's and spy films starts slow but then gets funny

Unknown (PG-13)

2

Exciting and suspenseful mystery thriller about a man not knowing his own identity

Up (PG)

4

Exciting and wonderful Pixar adventure fantasy, their best since The Incredibles

Uptown Girls (PG-13)

2 Coming of age story is not for critics but it is entertaining

Valiant (G)

2 Part animated family film and war film, the story about hero pigeons during WWII is fun and has some suspense

Vantage Point (PG-13)

3

Original thriller shows 8 different points of view of an assassination, very suspenseful with a great car chase

Walk the Line (PG-13)

3

Excellent performance by Joaquin Phoenix, if you liked Ray go see it, great music, the actors do their own singing

Walking Tall (2004) (PG-13)

2

Inspired by the true story of Buford Pusser, now re-made for the Rock, entertaining with much action

WALL-E (G)

3

Doesn't have much dialogue but latest Pixar is inventive with great animation and a message

Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (PG-13)

3

The climax was too neatly wrapped up, but the cast performances were great and the explanation of the financial meltdown was informative and interesting

War of The Worlds (2004) (PG-13)

2

Very suspenseful with a sense of dread that permeates the film, with great special effects, has much blood though

The Way Back (PG-13)

3

Harrowing and suspenseful semi-true story of an escape from a Soviet gulag

We Are Marshall (PG)

3

Uplifting but sad true college football tragedy about a plane crash taking lives of members of the football team

We Bought A Zoo (PG-13)

3

Wonderful true story about a family who buys and runs a zoo

When In Rome (PG-13)

1/2

The 2 lead actors and the end titles are funny but not much else in this fantasy is, its a miss

Wild Hogs (PG-13)

1-1/2

Crude but occasionally very funny story about middle-aged bikers, a lot of fun actors are together

The X Files: I Want To Believe (PG-13)

2

I liked the first one better because it dealt with the alien mythology, this one is a little strange, even though it was good to see Mulder and Scully again

X-Men (PG-13)

3

Has more substance and good acting than most comic book films

X2: X-Men United (PG-13)

3

Fast paced fun and thoughtful at parts, raises the bar for comic book films

X-Men: The Last Stand (PG-13)

2

As usual a very good fast paced comic book film but its a  little more violent and some main characters are killed 

X-Men Origins: Wolverine (PG-13)

2

Action packed and violent prequel which explains much about the X-Men mythology, but it's not for kids

X-Men: First Class (PG-13)

3

One of the best X-Men films, mostly set in the 1960's, with great 60's atmosphere and an excellent performance by James McAvoy as Charles Xavier

The Wolverine (PG-13)

2

Wolverine in Japan, great prologue, has much action and surprisingly romance

X-Men: Days of Future Past (PG-13)

3

In the top 2 of all the X-Men films, has both casts and time travel and very good acting, what's not to like

X-Men: Apocalypse (PG-13)

2

Long length as usual but very entertaining with great characters and cast, but the villain was too creepy

XXX (PG-13)

1

Unpolished James Bond knock off, with good stunts and some bad acting

XXX: State of the Union (PG-13)

1

Loud sequel, but with much action, still I would have preferred less CGI in the action scenes

Yes Man (PG-13)

2

There's not much plot, but for Jim Carrey fans it's a fun and goofy comedy

Yours, Mine & Ours (PG)

2

Nice family comedy-drama remake with some laughs

Zoolander (PG-13)

1

Outlandish modeling spoof, only partly amusing

Zoom (PG)

1

OK, sometimes funny superhero comedy, for Tim Allen fans only, its not as funny as Galaxy Quest 

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