The Prince (2014)

Taken now known as Prince. Well, you can sort of compare this to the movie Taken except it’s a lot more boring and really under-uses their star power. Cusack and Willis are barely in this, when they are they don’t seem like they want to be in this movie. I’m guessing they are paying off some alimony or something. The writing is really bad in this and the enemies are so dumb they walk right into bullet fire. Jessica Lowndes was really dumb in this film, she annoyed me to no end, and honestly if my daughter was as bad as Gia Mantegna I wouldn’t try and find her. This movie has more annoying lines than bullets and Bruce Willis’ over-acting will make you cringe. Honestly they should do a cross-over sequel with Nick Cage from Rage and Willis from this film. They can just out-shout each other and act crazy. Skip this one, this Prince should be removed from Court.

50/100

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Tender Mercies (1983)

A very tender film starring Oscar-winning Robert Duvall (who won an Oscar for this film) and written by Oscar-winning writer Horton Foote (who also won an Oscar for this film). It has all the right parts for a great film. Duvall is amazing in this and it has a very nice and tender story of a musician past his prime. Tess Harper has a good role in this as does Ellen Barkin. Shot in the middle of nowhere in Texas, this film has some really good country music that Duvall actually sings. Check this one out. It’s really good albeit, not the most exciting movie ever. I still liked it though.

75/100

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Kung Pow: Enter the Fist (2002)

We trained him wrong… as a joke! This film is a mixed bag of awesome and terribleness. When this movie is hitting its stride, it is probably one of the funniest things I’ve seen in my life. Then it hits a scene that is really generic or not funny at all. It’s a roller-coaster of pure laughter and rolling your eyes at the bad joke writing. Steve Oedekerk is pretty funny in this and the idea of green-screening themselves into an old kung-fu movie is an awesome idea. If this movie would have been consistent it would be an easy 100/100 but it wasn’t so it’s in the low 80’s for me. Could use more gopher-chucks.

82/100

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Short Circuit (1986)

Johnny Five is still alive, in my heart! I love this film. I probably watched this a hundred times when I was younger, and it’s still very good even today. This heartwarming tale of a robot who becomes alive will have you laughing throughout the whole film. Ally Sheedy is incredibly cute (and obsessed with animals) and she really adds a lot to the movie. Steve Guttenberg and G.W. Bailey do make this film feel like an offshoot to Police Academy but that’s ok, since I love those films too. This movie oozes 80’s and it really is a classic. I hope everyone sees this film at least once.

85/100

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Mulan (1998)

After reflecting on this film, I’m ready to get down to business on the review. Mulan is one of Disney’s best, last hand drawn animations. Watching this made me miss those kind of films. I guess Princess and the Frog is pretty great, but I would trade all the CGI Disney/Pixar films for a few more of these classics like Mulan, Hercules and Aladdin. Mulan is especially cool because the lead female isn’t a Princess, nor does she act like one. The story is interesting and exciting with fantastic music. You’ll be humming these songs for days to come. I didn’t love Eddie Murphy as Mushu but he didn’t ruin the film either. Mulan is one of my favorite Disney heroes and I would say that I could watch this over and over and not tire of it. Excellent Disney film, check this one out if you haven’t. I waited 9 years too long to see this the first time and I regretted it.

91/100

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Leprechaun: Origins (2014)

This movie stole my gold! This movie was terrible. If you loved the campy older Leprechaun movies then this one will be a great disappointment to you. The Leprechaun was this funny little creature who was weak to 4-leaf clovers and now it only takes a machete to kill it. The movie also gets zero points for being nothing like the originals, not linking itself to the originals by the end and also using the best line from the first movie in a really stupid way. This movie in no way earned the right to say the lucky charms line. Shame on you Zach Lipovsky and Harris Wilkinson. If you made any gold off this film (which I’m pretty sure you didn’t) I hope the real Leprechaun comes to reclaim what you earned.

0/100

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A Single Shot (2013)

The title is a lie as he shoots at least three times at the beginning. This film had some great acting out of Sam Rockwell but that’s about it. The whole film has this quiet boring tone that will put you to sleep. It almost makes you jealous of the girl that gets put out of her misery at the start of the film. I was happy to see William H. Macy, Kelly Reilly and Ted Levine but even their presence didn’t help the movie get out of the dark black pit that it had put itself into. If you are a huge Rockwell fan, I would still say avoid this film. If you aren’t a fan of his at all then pretend this movie doesn’t exist.

45/100

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