Deep Rising (1998)

A movie doesn’t have to be deep, to be enjoyable. Deep Rising has everything a good B-Movie needs… it has bad CGI, dorky bad guys and just unbelievable events that unfold throughout the film. Treat Williams does a great job keeping the cheesiness flowing in the film with his boyish good looks and his devil may care attitude. Famke Janssen brings some much needed smoulder to the movie as the sexy thief. The movie feels like a strange mix of Titanic, Oceans Eleven and the Abyss. Very gory and funny at times, this movie is an excellent 90’s representation of a mindless action/sci-fi flick. Not everyone will like this, but I found it quite enjoyable. Plus, Famke Janssen… she’s just great. See this.

79/100

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The Game (1997)

No this isn’t about Michael Douglas sitting down and finishing a 1000 piece puzzle upside down, no matter what the poster leads you to believe… this film is an excellent Suspense/Thriller. Douglas is a wealthy man that seems to have it all until his brother, played by Sean Penn, gives him an invite to a live action game that adds a lot of danger to Douglas’ life. Deborah Kara Unger has an excellent role in this as well and the two try to figure out what is going on. The twist at the end is pretty easy to figure out, but don’t let that keep you from enjoying this superbly made movie by David Fincher.

82/100

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The NeverEnding Story (1984)

If this was a really long movie, I’d have a pretty funny quip to write here, but it wasn’t so I’ll just say that this story was pretty good, just not neverending. Based off the book written by Michael Ende, this German tale come to life under Wolfgang Petersen’s direction. I would have never said just by looking at this movie that it’s a Wolfgang Peterson film, it’s just so funny looking and has a lot of puppets. Still, I found this film to be pretty entertaining and it definitely makes you want to dive right into a book after watching it. This movie also wins the award of best named characters. Check this one out, it’s pretty neat.

79/100

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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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