Baby’s Day Out (1994)

This baby had a fun time, but I felt like I was stuck in traffic. I remember watching this way back in ’94 and thought it was hilarious. On my revisiting, it wasn’t that funny. It was like a Home Alone clone, but just not as good. The best part of the whole movie was when Joe Mantegna had the only tree in his forest burnt down. Baby Bink was absolutely adorable and Cynthia Nixon and Lara Flynn Boyle were also quite adorable. I’m also a fan of Joe Pantoliano from the Sopranos, he did a pretty good job. I just wish the film wasn’t totally based on dumb physical comedy. It hasn’t aged very well, lets hope the baby did.

67/100

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Bone Tomahawk (2015)

Bone Tomahawk was a bulls-eye. This movie was exceptionally creepy and strange. It was good mix of horror and a wild west movie. Patrick Wilson plays a very determined husband who tries to save his kidnapped wife, played by the beauteous Lili Simmons, from a cannibalistic group of Native Americans. My biggest complaint is the movie is a tad long, and there is a bit too much traveling. The gore and shocks in the film make up for some of the slow parts. The cast is exceptional with Kurt Russell really standing out and a few other of the cast members were good too like the adorable assistant to the Deputy. This is a totally different kind of horror film, I hope to see more movies like this in the future.

86/100

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Taken 3 (2015)

I think they have taken this franchise too far. Taken 3 seems like it really didn’t need to be made. Yes, it has all the same actors in the other Taken movies, but it had a totally different feel. It’s about two hours of cops chasing poor Bryan Mills (Liam Neeson) around. Framed for something he didn’t do, he evades police while trying to do some investigating of his own. The final scene between Neeson and Forest Whitaker made me roll my eyes because it was just so unbelievable. I will admit the action was really good and it kept my interest, which is really what I look for in a movie, so I will say this movie is good, just at the very bottom cusp of being good. If the movie would have dragged even a little bit more, it would have fallen off the cliff of being a good film. I hope this series stops after this one, otherwise it will forever damage this series paltry legacy.

70/100

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Room (2015)

There’s always room in my day for a movie that pulls on your heartstrings. This was one of those movies. A beautiful story about a mother and son who only have each other to get through a horrible predicament. They are locked in a room by a kidnapper. That’s not the whole story though, and hopefully like me, you’ll be surprised about in the middle of the film when everything changes. The second half of the film was strange for me, but it was still good. I just kept thinking something else sinister might happen. The boy in this who played as the character Jack, did a really great job. Brie Larson shows that she can out-act just about any women in Hollywood. Eat your heart out Jennifer Lawrence. Make this a nice Sunday surprise and pop this movie in. It’s really quite good.

88/100

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Sicario (2015)

I wish I could say this movie was sick, but unfortunately it was not. I usually write my reviews the day of viewing a film or the next day, but I’ve had a few days to think about this movie and I know it was kind of good, but also it just didn’t leave a big impression on me. Emily Blunt is always beautiful, but she was probably one of the worst action characters in this movie. She was some kidnapping extraction expert, but she was absolutely frightened of any combat. Josh Brolin was pretty funny and Benicio Del Toro was pretty cool. Also neat to see Victor Garber in something. The movie is good, but you might forget that you saw it a week later.

70/100

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A Walk Among the Tombstones (2014)

It’s easy to say that this story was very grave. Liam Neeson was great in this murder mystery detective story. I like that for once the Private Eye was working with some bad guys to solve crimes that were done to their families. It changed the dynamic of their relationship quite a bit. I thought the killers were really excellent too as they had a maniacal glee to the work that they were doing. I also really enjoyed Neeson’s sidekick T.J. The movie had me hooked right up to the end, but I didn’t really like the final moments of the movie, I guess it just seemed out of place. Still, a good detective story that had me engrossed and grossed out at the same time. Take a walk with Scott Frank’s film and try not to step on anyone’s grave.

84/100

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The Hills Have Eyes (1977)

The hills may have eyes but my eyes wanted to look at something other than this film after watching this for a while. The biggest thing that hit me in this film was the quality of the sound and picture. Yes, it is an older movie and the technology wasn’t there but I just felt like some lines were lost due to bad sound quality. I did like the folks hiding in the hills, they were kind of scary, but it was hard to root for the good guys as they were all pretty lame. I liked their dogs “Beauty and The Beast”. Wes Craven also had some nice shots here and there. I just was disappointed in the amount of scares. I mainly felt bored and just wanted everyone to be killed off so I could move on to a better movie. If someone asks you to watch this, I suggest you run for the hills and get out of there.

55/100

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