Unfriended (2015)

I don’t think I would unfriend any of the people who made this film. I couldn’t believe that the majority of the movie is shot on a computer screen, but it actually works. Although, it does make it feel like a foreign language film with all the reading you have to do, and some of the text chat is really small even on a bigger screen. Still, I had a good creepy feeling from this movie for a while. I wasn’t really scared at any point but I had some fun watching this cyber-thriller. I have to think that this movie cost next-to-nothing to make and yet it’s better than some movies with a huge budget. Good job, I’ll press like now for this movie.

76/100

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975)

Damn it, Janet… I really liked this movie… until right around the middle of the story. This film starts off incredibly strong, with some of its best songs all in a row, dazzling you with fun lyrics and wit. Then it falls off the rails a bit. Don’t let me discourage you from watching this cult classic though. It really is fantastic at parts. Tim Curry gives a commanding performance as the scantily clad transvestite Transylvanian Dr. Frank-N-Furter. Nothing beats his crazy facial expressions and interesting wardrobe choices. I also really like Susan Sarandon too, I normally don’t like her in much but she’s adorable as Janet. Barry Bostwick also does a great job, opposite of Sarandon. The costumes and sets are cool, it’s really funny and the songs will stay in your head for days. Janet.

80/100

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Get Hard (2015)

I got some hardy laughs from this movie. Yes, Will Ferrell isn’t the man he used to be, but working alongside Kevin Hart really helped him out. The best way I can describe this film, is that it is like the Karate Kid. Ferrell is going to be sent to prison, so he has to Get Hard so that he can make it through the ordeal in one piece. He learns how to curse, how to fight and how not to escape prison. There are a lot of really funny scenes especially when Hart plays three different characters at a time in a prison yard role play. Not everyone will like this, but I was sent to solitary for too much laughter.

85/100

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Mommy (2014)

Whoa Mama. This movie was pretty crazy. I kept trying to put myself in the mother’s shoes in this film about how hard it is to raise a child with severe behavior issues. I just don’t know what I would do. Half the time you want to take the kid to an insane asylum and the other times you want to give him a hug. Excellent performances from the entire cast. Very funny moments and some really emotionally taxing ones too. My biggest complaint would be that most of the film is shot with two giant black bars on the side, it’s like an opposite widescreen mode, and every once in a while switches to real widescreen. It didn’t make the movie experience very fun, it felt claustrophobic, but maybe that was the point. I should also mention that the sound track was really 90’s cool. If you want to be a dear and watch a pretty emotional film, watch Mommy.

85/100

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Sleeper (1973)

I wouldn’t call this a sleeper hit, but I stayed awake during it just fine. I wouldn’t call myself a Woody Allen fan. Most of the time I think my sense of humor just doesn’t align with him. This movie was pretty good though, I liked the cheesy 70’s version of their future with robot butlers and orgasmatrons for lovemaking. Some of Allen’s acting ranged from stupid to brilliant. The biggest thing that drags this movie down was its overuse of slapstick comedy. A lot of Benny Hill moments that just weren’t funny. Also, Diane Keaton, even though she is pretty was pretty grating in this film. It’s definitely not his worst film, but not his best either. I’ll just have to sleep on it.

72/100

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Enter the Dragon (1973)

Enter the Dragon did not drag on much at all. I thought it really had a nice James Bond type of feel to it. It even had bad guys with fluffy white cats. Bruce Lee was in perfect form as usual and just amazes you with his martial arts prowess. I really liked the rest of the supporting cast too. Jim Kelly as Williams was my favorite and I loved his hair. Also like a James Bond film, this movie had a bevvy of babes. What can I say, this movie had it all… action and a good production design. Even the weapons used throughout the film were very creative. A fun movie to kick back and relax to.

80/100

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Lost River (2015)

I don’t know whether you’ll get lost by the excellent visuals or the confusing story but I really enjoyed this film. Yes, it feels like almost a straight rip-off of a David Lynch film… but I love David Lynch, so go for it Ryan Gosling. Not too bad for him doing the directing and writing. I thought that Matt Smith was an excellent crazy bad guy with a sharp pair of scissors, Eva Mendes was in some short macabre scenes and Saoirse Ronan was also really good as Rat, who happens to have a rat named Nick. Christina Hendricks is in some uncomfortable scenes, but I’ll never complain about seeing her in anything as I think she’s lovely. The visuals of the movie are wonderful and I love the air of mystery, especially at the end with the stinger. A lot of people might hate this because it is incoherent, but honestly there are movies with very coherent plots that bore me to tears. This had me wondering what I would see next.

88/100

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