Hot Fuzz (2007)

Fuzz never felt so good. I feel like with me, this movie is underrated. I hardly ever feel like watching it. I think I understand now. It’s not as fun as Shaun of the Dead, it has a slower build-up to its awesome climax… but once that fuse is lit, this movie explodes into some awesome action. I think I just need to remind myself that the wait is worth it and when the sea mine blows, this movie will blow you away. Timothy Dalton steals the show for sure, but I love Nick Frost. Simon Pegg is pretty unlikable, but I understand the need for his character. There are other good cameos too that build the movie up. It has a good sense of mystery and some action that will make you want to go to the pub for a pint afterwards! A must watch for Edgar Wright fans.

90/100

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The Walk (2015)

This is a walk I’d rather not take, but I’m glad Philippe Petit did. He seems to have made the Twin Towers of New York famous for not just being the target of a gigantic tragedy. I thought that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was incredibly adorable in this film, yes, his accent wasn’t spot-on all the time… but I loved him nonetheless. Charlotte Le Bon was gorgeous and interesting to watch. I also liked seeing Ben Kinsley in this as well, he’s in a lot of films but he adds a lot. The movie is very entertaining with an Ocean’s Eleven style set-up and the final scenes will scare the crap out of you if you have acrophobia like I do. I also just felt like it was a touching tribute to the World Trade Center that focuses on life instead of death. I love Zemeckis as a director and I’m glad he’s still working hard in Hollywood.

91/100

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Paddington (2015)

A great family comedy without the extra padding that films throw in. I loved this story, a young Peruvian bear from Darkest Peru comes to London to start a new life. Paddington is probably one of the cutest animated things I’ve seen since Agnes from Despicable Me. The animation on him is gorgeous. I also loved the family that takes care of Paddington. They are all fun in their own unique way. Nicole Kidman plays an excellent bad guy (although maybe a little shallow). I just laughed and smiled through this whole movie and like I said it contained little to no padding. I hate when movies are like 2+ hours long because they feel like just throwing in a ton of filler. I felt very satisfied with this movie and it was only about an hour and a half long. Awesome movie, watch this one for sure!

94/100

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Dead Alive (1992)

This movie made me feel alive! I laughed so hard during this Peter Jackson film, that I had a coughing attack. The Preacher saying “I kick ass for the Lord” really killed me. The gore in this movie is astounding. They literally must have went through gallons of blood and odd body pieces. The poor main actor was just doused from head to toe in gunge. The zombie baby was also a constant source of entertainment. I also liked the use of Tarot cards and destiny mixed with a zombie infection story. This is Peter Jackson’s best movie, forget the Lord of the Rings. I’ve never been more grossed out and entertained in my life… and this was on my third viewing. It gets better every time.

100/100

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Re-Animator (1985)

This movie was certainly animated and re-animated over again. I must say, I LOVE this movie. It has a ton of gore and even more laughs. The violence is quite extreme, but in a mostly silly way. I thought that the special effects (although almost purposely cheesy) had some really great moments too. The head in the pan was brilliant. Jeffrey Combs playing as Herbert West was awesome. I think he’s a pretty underrated actor. Most people watching this might think I’m crazy for loving it so much, but I just can’t help but love a cheesy 80’s horror film very loosely based off of a H.P. Lovecraft tale.

92/100

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The Godfather: Part II (1974)

Mama mia! This movie was also really good, and I may be unpopular with this opinion, but the sequel wasn’t as good as the original. I did love that they went back in time and gave us a glimpse of the Godfather in the past. De Niro was excellent as Don Vito. Al Pacino and Diane Keaton had some powerful scenes together. I finally recognized Robert Duvall in this movie (he needed to lose his hair to be recognizable). I like all the filming and the story, but something felt missing in this sequel. I can’t put my finger on it, but unlike the last film, this one felt longer and I kept checking the time to see when it was over. It was just less enjoyable. I also thought John Cazale stepped out and did a fantastic job in this movie. Both Godfather film’s are excellent but I think the first will always be the Don of the two.

92/100

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The Godfather (1972)

This movie was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I don’t know why it took me this long to see this classic film, but I finally did. Luckily it doesn’t have to sleep with the fishes. This movie is a horse head above the rest. I really enjoyed it and I enjoyed watching all the characters develop (or die). After watching shows like the Sopranos, I’ve felt like old mobster movies have lost their shine, this movie still holds strong even to this day. It’s filmed wonderfully, has great music and I just love all the characters and drama that goes on. It’s the quintessential film on crime. So even if it’s the day of your daughter’s wedding, you should probably not turn this film down.

97/100

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