The Matrix

I took the red pill and I liked what I saw. This movie is a visual buffet. The slow motion fight and gun scenes are some of the best for when the movie was released. The concept is also really cool. The cast is a walking Ray Ban commercial. Fishburne, Weaving and Moss all carried the movie very well. Keanu Reeves on the other hand… did ok. He had a few cheesy moments “I know Kung Fu” and a few others that prompted an eye roll from me. Still, this will remain a sci-fi classic for a long time.

90/100

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The Matrix (1999)

R.E.D. 2

It should be called B.A.L.D. Boring and Lightly Diverting… for this being an action comedy, it was kind of a snooze. The movie even starts off with them shopping at CostCo. Really though, I’m being overly harsh. Sure, this wasn’t as good as the first movie. It still had some high points. Mary-Louise Parker was really funny in the film. Two of the Hannibal’s acted in this. Byung-hun Lee was really cool. The plot was really tired though, and I must say I really can’t recommend this one to you.

64/100

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R.E.D. 2 (2013)

R.I.P.D.

The characters are dead and so is the film. The Rest in Peace Department chase after escaped dead people who are evading judgement. The funny thing is they really don’t ever catch anyone they just shoot them with their special guns to “erase” them. This movie is fine but it’ll never be special. It’s practically a carbon copy of Men in Black except they have dead people and not aliens to deal with. Jeff Bridges accent was too thick to understand and I wanted more Mary-Louise Parker in this.

63/100

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R.I.P.D. (2013)

The Dark Knight

Why so serious? Actually, the seriousness of these new Batman films are why they are so good. Long gone are the cheesy lines by Arnold or the goofy bright set locations. This film is dark and gritty. The Oscar-winning performance from Heath Ledger was incredible. His Joker is one of my favorite movie villains. The action is really good straight from the start. My biggest complaint is the switcheroo they pulled with Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal but that is a pretty minor complaint.

99/100

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List of accolades received by The Dark Knight

List of accolades received by The Dark Knight (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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The Dark Knight (2008)

The Incredibles

Not the most incredible Disney/Pixar film but it does have some amazing action scenes in it. The family itself doesn’t blow me away. There is the teen angst younger daughter, the ADD riddled speedy child and the baby that doesn’t speak. The parents are a cute couple consisting of a strong man and an elastic woman. The bad guy in the film is a decent and fun twist. The movie is gorgeously animated and like I said the action scenes rivaled some real action films. Really good, not incredible.

82/100

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The Incredibles (2004) 

Slumdog Millionaire

Who wants to be a Millionaire? Dev Patel probably became one after this great film was finished. Danny Boyle does it again, creating just an excellent movie. The film is shot beautifully. The drama and comedy are mixed in perfectly. Patel and Pinto are just the best looking destined lovers. Also, this film had a genius framing device of explaining a life story through a popular game show. This movie is really easy to watch over and over. It also has one of the best end credits that I’ve seen.

97/100

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Cover of "Slumdog Millionaire [Blu-ray]"

Cover of Slumdog Millionaire [Blu-ray]

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Slumdog Millionaire (2008)

Kill Bill: Volume 2

Uma Thurman is a heroine that is not easily rattled, despite the charms that David Carradine tries to lay on her. The second part of this action packed thriller about “The Bride” of the Two Pines Massacre. Thurman’s role in this one is softer than the last installment or at least she gets beat up more. The music in this one was not as good and overly loud. When there was action scenes, they were great. The final fight against Bill was underwhelming to say the least but funny. Still it’s great.

85/100

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Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004)