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Movie Ratings and Reviews

It
It(2017)

While certainly terrifying, IT also provides plenty of laughs and a few pulls at the heart strings. All of the kids turned in outstanding performances (my personal favorites being Richie and Eddie) and Bill Skarsgard was horrifying as Pennywise. It's a movie that I think everyone should go see, because I think there is something here for everyone, even if you're not a horror fan.

The Hitman's Bodyguard

It had some very funny moments, but it's nothing special.

Dunkirk
Dunkirk(2017)

It's been a few weeks since Dunkirk was released. I have since seen in three times, all three in IMAX. Not only was it immersive as a war film, but it was also an innovative way to tell the story. The suspense was effective, and even though we never got backstory on the characters, we got to watch their actions show their development and who they were. It's an all around beautiful film. My only criticism I suppose is that the soundtrack should have taken a few moments a little bit more lightly. Aside from that, I loved Dunkirk whole-heartedly, and has joined the ranks of my favorite films.

The Dark Tower
½

It just seemed silly and boring to me.

Annabelle: Creation

The plot wasn't anything special, but the scares were effective and scared the living crap out of me. It's worth a watch, maybe not a trip to the theatre, though.

Atomic Blonde

Tons of fun to watch, the fight scenes are exquisite, but just don't think too hard about the plot, cause it doesn't make much sense.

The Beguiled
The Beguiled(2017)
½

It was alright. There were some good aspects of The Beguiled. Elle Fanning was brilliant as per usual, and Colin Farrell and the younger cast turned in good performances as well. The biggest problem to me is that it was mis-marketed. I was expecting a thriller in which Nicole Kidman's character was going to turn out to be a monster that was going to torture the soldier. That's what the trailers communicated to me, at least. Another big problem for me was the lack of soundtrack. There were only a few little ambient swells toward the very end. Everything else was empty, and with the slowly moving plot, I ended up waiting for the next scene more often than I should have. Overall, it was only decent. I wouldn't recommend this to everyone. It's only a movie for a very specific group of people, and I'm honestly not even sure what that group is.

Baby Driver
Baby Driver(2017)

Absolutely insane. It kept getting crazier and crazier but never strayed away from the action driven storyline.

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Definitely the best Spider Man we've gotten probably ever. Peter Parker actually felt like a high schooler. The other students actually felt like high schoolers. It was refreshing to get a Spider Man that wasn't just an origin story, but rather one that fit in nicely with the rest of the Cinematic Universe. It was funny, charming, and actually added a lot to the character. It's worth going to see.

Lion
Lion(2016)
½

This was a movie I didn't really have much desire to see. I knew it was nominated for Best Picture, but I simply didn't think it looked that interesting. I was pleasantly surprised that I was very wrong. Real and heartbreaking, Lion did a spectacular job telling Saroo's story. I loved that it showed it in chronological order, which made it feel less like a movie and more like an experience. Dev Patel was brilliant as Saroo, as was Sunny Pawar. It's a lovely, feel good movie that you can bring the whole family to.

Life
Life(2017)

Thoroughly entertaining and quite stressful

Arrival
Arrival(2016)
½

It was fantastic as a thriller, equally as fascinating as a sci-fi. The individual look at such an international event through Amy Adams characters' eyes was lovely, and everything came together and clicked beautifully at the end.

Manchester by the Sea
½

Quite possibly one of the saddest movies I've seen in a long time, along with one of the best cast. Casey Affleck gave yet another great performance, and I found myself impressed by Michelle Williams just the same, particularly in a brief scene they have together (the scene shown on the poster, if you're curious). Lucas Hedges was another pleasant surprise, as I had only seen him in his small role as Redford in Moonrise Kingdom. He was very convincing as Patrick, and equal parts funny and heartbreaking. It's not a happy movie, however. It is very well written, acted, and shot, but it is not happy.

La La Land
La La Land(2016)

From the very first scene, La La Land captures your interest in a vice and never lets go. It was so magical, visually stunning, and the songs will stay with you long after you leave the theatre. And, despite La La Land being a musical, when people weren't singing and dancing it still had the feeling of a regular movie, which made the story itself captivating.
I don't think Emma Stone has ever given a better performance than this. She was good in Birdman, sure, but she soared in La La Land. One scene in particular that sticks out to me is "The Audition", during which she was able to sing a beautiful solo while the camera circled around her; all in one take. On the contrary, my only criticism is that Ryan Gosling wasn't doing much acting while he was singing and dancing. He is a very gifted singer, and a lovely dancer, but his face remained a little deadpan during musical numbers.
But the whole movie is damn near perfect. It was interesting story-wise, the music was fantastic, it made me happy, sad, and made me dance in my seat.
But what really makes this movie, to me, is the ending sequence. That was what made La La Land "perfect". It tied everything together so beautifully, but also left some room for the viewer to do their own thinking, and it even made me, who has cried during only one other movie ever, shed a tear.
La La Land is surely going to make cinematic history. It's new and exciting, and it's an experience you surely won't want to miss it.

The Edge of Seventeen
½

As a high schooler, you see a lot of movies that are geared to really accurately show what high school is like. Some have come close, but for the most part, they don't really capture the struggles high schoolers face. That changes with this. I was shocked at how much I saw of myself in Nadine. She may not be just like me, but I was able to relate, and see moments of my high school experience in hers. There's a little Nadine in all of us, and while the movie may not have been perfect (i.e. occasional predictability, things falling together too well), it was certainly a game changer in the coming of age category.

Doctor Strange

Surprisingly good, I was expecting something mindless and generic (something like what Ant Man was) but I was surprised to see that it was a lot more thoughtful than the average Marvel film. There's lots about finding meaning, death, and life in general, and there were parts that I found oddly comforting. The only problem I really had with it was that the names and magic seemed a little silly at times. Hearing the name "Dormammu" during a very intense scene is a little ridiculous. But aside from that, not the average origin story.

Moana
Moana(2016)
½

I didn't love it. I'll put it that way. It seemed like a pretty generic story, but the visuals, culture, and music were not.

Kubo and the Two Strings
½

I wouldn't say it lived up to all the praise the critics have given it. The middle was uneven and earned many eyebrow furrows from me. However, that doesn't mean it wasn't good. It was. It had a nice story and takeaway and was beautifully animated. Even if the story was garbage, it would still be a wonder to watch the marvels of stop-action animation. So overall, it was good, just not great.

Sausage Party
½

To say the least: it's an experience. I couldn't really tell you if it's a good movie or not, because I couldn't tell if it was smart or stupid. There were some smart political jokes surrounding different cuisines and history, yet at the same time, there were many 8th grade humor level sex jokes... But, in the end, it made me laugh, which means the movie did its job.

Suicide Squad
½

It's not that it "didn't have a plot," it's that the plot was garbage. It was so muddled and lost that the spectacular acting/characters and overall production couldn't save it.

Hail, Caesar!
½

It just didn't have a point. There wasn't necessarily a story, and it was simply following Mr. Mannix around and watching him do his job. I didn't get it.

The Conjuring 2

It was a little cheesy and silly at times, but that James Wan really knows how to set up a good scare.

The Witch
The Witch(2016)

One of those movies where you have no idea where it's going to take you.

Joy
Joy(2015)
½

I can't say it was a good movie. To me all of the business talk drowned out the great performances the movie very clearly had. It was just a muddled movie. It was done in a very strange way, it wasn't at all realistic (to the point it seemed stupid) and I can't really say it was worth the watch.

Captain America: Civil War

I waited over 2 years for Captain America: Civil War, so I without a doubt had high expectations and worried about over-hyping the movie.
When I say that this movie exceeded expectations, know that it truly does. There were only two or three very minor things I could classify as "wrong" with this movie; everything else was pretty much perfect. The action scenes were perfectly placed, and the story never lost its' way, despite all the stuff that was crammed into it. As the movie went on, the stakes were continually being raised and the story got more and more intense. All the characters had great dynamics, specifically Steve, Bucky, and Tony. They each had terrific arcs. Black Panther and Marvel's version of Spider-Man were given possibly the best introductions they could have been given in a movie as crowded as this.
This is also a much more mature Marvel film, and easily the best to date. For someone that loves the Marvel Universe, Civil War was a more than extraordinary feat. For the general audience, I'd say that it's still pretty damn spectacular. Having seen the prior films definitely makes Civil War a much more powerful and personal film, but even as a standalone, it still manages to hold its own.
Civil War isn't a film you want to miss. I promise you that you'll be more than impressed.
tl;dr: Do yourself a favor and go see the movie. It's amazing.

The Spectacular Now

Not outstanding. It was a nice simple love story for the time being, but there's really not too much going on under the surface. You're not missing much here.

Premium Rush
Premium Rush(2012)

Entertaining and surprising, Premium Rush delivers an interesting story with thrills from an action movie and the emotion of a drama.

Spotlight
Spotlight(2015)

Spotlight is a movie that unfortunately doesn't look exceptionally interesting on the surface, but trust me when I say that the story that unravels while watching this film is gut-wrenching and exceptionally done. There were several instances that I found myself on the verge of tears just because of how angry I was at the fact that these events actually occurred. Not to mention Ruffalo's outstanding and passionate performance as Rezendes. You can tell that this film wasn't made to make money at the box office, it was made to make sure its story was known.

Man of Steel
Man of Steel(2013)
½

Not a "brilliant" movie, but still worth the watch. It WAS a little too long for me. However, Cavill was very good as Superman, and Adams was (as usual) good as Lois Lane. Overall: an okay movie.

Stuart: A Life Backwards

I stumbled across this film while browsing through HBO's movie list, and I'm very glad I did. Tom Hardy gives probably one of his best performances as the funny and heartbreaking Stuart, who I was surprised I ended up caring so much about. I loved how the story went back and forth from Stuart's life to the present day, because it kept revealing more and more about a homeless person anyone wouldn't have otherwise cared for. It's a painful reminder that the homeless are still people, which is something we often forget.

Kung Fu Panda 3

While it wasn't as good as the first or second, Po's newest adventure is still full of life. I will say, however, that this is the perfect final chapter. I am satisfied. Hollywood, we don't need more.

10 Cloverfield Lane

It kept me on the edge of my seat the entire time. I loved the minimal cast and how the plot was able to convincingly twist so many times. Although it doesn't answer all of your questions, it's certainly thrilling enough for anyone.

The Revenant
The Revenant(2015)

Simply spellbinding. This is one of those films where once it begins everything else around you becomes irrelevant because the only thing that matters is the film. Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hardy gave this film their all, and probably the best performances of their careers. And Mr. Iñarritu proves once again that he's a true filmmaking master. The cinematography was absolutely stunning, and it flowed so beautifully together that I can honestly say it's one of the best movies I've seen in my life thus far.

Schindler's List

The first movie I've seen that I thought was truly perfect. It captured every horror of the Holocaust and keeps a tight grip on you until the very end. This is a movie that every person should see during their lifetime. It's one you simply can't miss out on.

Inside Llewyn Davis

Llewyn Davis is just a very bleak film. It's sad, but it's real. There aren't too many movies out there like that. Although you won't feel great after it ends, its realism almost refreshing in a way. This film also boasts an incredible soundtrack. It's definitely worth watching.

Kung Fu Panda 2

Although it's not as good as the first Panda, his installment still manages to keep the humor and life lessons fresh and non-repetitive.

Kung Fu Panda
½

Hilarious, heartfelt, and inspirational, Kung Fu Panda is one of those movies that every kid should see.

Room
Room(2015)
½

Having read the book, I had high expectations for this Best Picture nominee, and I walked out of the theatre completely satisfied. Even with the knowledge of the plot under my belt, it still managed to make me feel the plot as heavily as the first time. Although the plot did slow at times, it was never enough for my interest to wander. Brie Larson and Jacob Tremblay (especially Tremblay) both were outstanding. It's a heavy movie that will stick with you long after you leave the theatre.

Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
½

I have never seen a Star Wars film before The Force Awakens, and I expected to be a little confused since I was new to the whole Star Wars universe. I was pleasantly surprised at how well this film stood on its own, and that it didn't rely too heavily on the six previous films. JJ Abrams did a spectacular job weaving together the new characters, and continuing off of episodes 4-6. It was action packed and captured my interest from the very first scene and held onto it tightly until the very end. The Force Awakens has definitely made a fan out of me, and I'm definitely looking forward to episode VIII in 2017!

Boyhood
Boyhood(2014)

To be brutally honest, the story was not all that captivating. The main character simply wasn't interesting enough to me. However, watching the entire cast grow up and move forward with their lives was incredible, and it slams you with nostalgia of the last 12 years, especially if you grew up in those years like I did. Overall, it was satisfying, but certainly not the best movie I've seen.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2

While the beginning was off to a slow start, once the film kicked into gear it was a non-stop ride of intense action and emotional twists. Every actor gave their all, and the result was what I believe is the best film of the whole series. An outstanding conclusion to a great saga.

The Martian
The Martian(2015)

The only fault of "The Martian" was its slight predictability and how outrageously unrealistic the resolve was. Aside from that, it's witty, suspenseful, and done very well. I without a doubt enjoyed every minute.

Million Dollar Baby

Easily one of the saddest movies I have ever seen. Swank was stunning, as well as Eastwood.

Up
Up(2009)
½

If you didn't like this movie, you're wrong.

King of the Hill
½

One of my favorite movies. Bradford is a brilliant actor, even then.

The Impossible
½

This is one of the most beautiful, inspirational, and uplifting movies I have ever seen. Naomi Watts deserved the Academy Award for her role. In fact, the whole family (Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland, Oaklee Pendergast and Samuel Joslin) did a phenomenal job. This movie deserved far more than 81%.

A Boy Named Charlie Brown
½

Anyone who doesn't like this movie didn't have a very happy childhood. This is one of the most heartfelt movies ever made. Charlie Brown taught me that even when everything goes wrong, don't give up. This film is a classic, and by far my favorite Charlie Brown movie.

Linus: But did you notice something, Charlie Brown?

Charlie Brown: What's that?

Linus: The world didn't come to an end.

The LEGO Movie
½

Everything is awesome in this movie. I mean everything. The characters, the plot, the animation, literally EVERYTHING. This movie deserves the incredible reviews it's getting. It's perfect for all ages, and trust me when I say there's laughs for the adults.

Selma
Selma(2014)
½

Without a doubt one of the most Oscar-deserving movies I've ever seen, Selma is one of the most intense, beautiful, and relevant films of today. It's one of those movies that everyone should see, and director Ava Duvernay could not have done a better job with it, and the same applies to the stellar cast.

The Theory of Everything
½

Certainly worthy of it's Oscar Nomination, The Theory of Everything left me fascinated from beginning to end. However, Eddie Redmayne's performance is quite possibly the best I have ever seen. He left me completely in awe, and was the heart and soul of the film.

Insurgent
Insurgent(2015)
½

Although Insurgent was not nearly as bad as its predecessor, it was still flavorless until the second act. It didn't pick up until 2/3 of the way through, and even then, it still lacked. The great cast, including Kate Winslet, Naomi Watts, and Octavia Spencer couldn't manage to improve it. However, its visual effects seem to make up for a little of it.

Juno
Juno(2007)
½

Quirky, heartfelt, and hilarious, Juno delivers (pun intended) a beautiful story with a memorable performance by Ellen Page.

The DUFF
The DUFF(2015)

Not exceptional, stereotypical, but it had some good laughs

Avengers: Age of Ultron
½

There's a great story at the heart of Age of Ultron, however it's not as clear for the general public. A Marvel diehard grasps every shred of comic hints that Marvel throws at them, and there are plenty of Easter eggs for them here, however, to the average moviegoer, the experience would simply be too complicated and muddled. And at times, it did seem to have too much going on, and my theory is that this is due to the massive expansion of Marvel's Phase 3, and the beginning of several more solo films, and even the next two Avengers films. But even that doesn't explain ALL of the separate plots bouncing around. On top of that, the romantic portion of the film was so forced it was impossible to enjoy. Unfortunately, there was plenty of material that could have been cut out of this film. However, the real beauty of this movie was not just in the driving action sequences, but in the characters. Their mesmerizing on screen chemistry was what truly made the movie worthwhile. On top of that, James Spader gave a top-notch performance as Ultron, as well as Downey Jr., Evans, Hemsworth, Johansson, Ruffalo, and Renner did as their characters.

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl
½

When I walked into the theatre to see "Me and Earl and the Dying Girl", I expected something along the lines of "The Fault in Our Stars". Something cheesy, predictable, but overall likable. However, what I got instead blew me away. I was surprised at how invested I got into the story, how hilarious it was, and how much depth it ended up having. It was cute and quirky, but also heartbreaking and tear-jerking (I'm normally a tough nut to crack when it comes to emotionally reacting to movies, but this one even managed to get some tears out of me). This little art house film certainly packed a punch and is well worth the price of admission.

Minions
Minions(2015)

The minions clearly cannot carry their own movie. Their incoherent mumbling became annoying VERY quickly, and it's obvious that without a leading human they were painfully aimless.

Ricki And The Flash

By the end, I didn't feel as though the characters had completed any sort of arc. While the film had its moments, it added up to an overall forgettable experience.

Changeling
Changeling(2008)
½

Heartbreaking yet captivating, Changeling's story was fascinating all the way through, even if the first half was a little slow. It certainly was a compelling story, shot beautifully, and written well. Angelina Jolie gave a mesmerizing performance as grief stricken Christine Collins, as well as the many young actors in the film. It's certainly worth the time.

St. Vincent
St. Vincent(2014)

Surprisingly heartfelt and funny, St. Vincent is one of those movies that'll make you smile whenever you hear the title

The Gift
The Gift(2015)

A thriller that twists and turns so many times it's impossible to predict.

Mission: Impossible Rogue Nation

The Mission Impossible franchise puts out yet another well written, well directed, hilarious, and action packed installment

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Extremely Long and Incredibly Boring
(I know I'm not the first to use this joke, but it's true)

Ant-Man
Ant-Man(2015)

Although this isn't Marvels finest film, it certainly was refreshing after the rather disappointing Age of Ultron just two months back. It does start out rather slow, but the second act delivers a thrilling and hilarious heist that is certainly worth a trip to the theatre. It ties in exquisitely with the current universe Marvel is constructing, and there are several references and tidbits that Marvel diehards will certainly love as well. (However, as much as I enjoyed this film, I think that Marvel still would benefit from a Black Widow installment.)

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
½

The Winter Soldier is by far one of Marvel's most intriguing stand-alones to date. The action sequences are fast paced and entertaining, while the dramatic and emotional backbone leave you craving more. Overall a fantastic film, and is certainly worth watching.

Inside Out
Inside Out(2015)

While it's not Pixar's very best work, it was still an incredibly creative adventure that possessed a surprising amount of depth for a kids movie.

The Book of Life

Didn't love it, didn't hate it. While the animation was stunning, the story wasn't anything special.

The Imitation Game
½

Exciting, fascinating, and heartbreaking, The Imitation Game is certainly one of the most powerful Best Picture nominated films. Benedict Cumberbatch and Kiera Knightley gave incredible performances.

Into the Woods

Although I wasn't very pleased with the ending, it was a nice twist on the timeless tales.

Unbroken
Unbroken(2014)
½

Unbroken was better than the reviews it got. If I could have changed anything about it, I would have focused a little more on Zamperini's family and his time at the Olympics. Despite the fact that the film was a little cheesy, clichà (C)d, and drawn out, it never once let go of my attention. It was beautifully filmed, and it really captured all of the hardships Louis Zamperini had to live through. Jack O'Connell gave a fantastic performance as Zamperini as well. Overall, it is certainly worth watching, and I believe that it did the incredible true story justice.

Moonrise Kingdom
½

Cute, quirky, and fun. Gilman and Hayward were brilliant. Certainly one of Wes Anderson's finest works.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2
½

It was a pretty okay movie overall. It wasn't done very well, too complicated, too many things going on at once. It's worth going to see, but it just wasn't as good as the first one.

Good Will Hunting
½

An incredible movie that will forever leave me wondering why Matt Damon didn't get an Oscar for his astounding performance.

The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty

It's worth going to see. Although sometimes a little cheesy, Mitty was definitely a good movie.

Now You See Me

Honestly, it wasn't as bad as the critics say. I was pleasantly surprised on how good it was. However, I expected the movie to be from the magicians' perspective. It was more through the eyes of Ruffalo's character. And, the ending wasn't very clear (at least to me). But, I thought that "Now You See Me" was definitely worth the watch!

Captain America: The First Avenger
½

Captain America: The First Avenger fell nowhere short of Marvel standards, however it wasn't that impressive.

Guardians of the Galaxy

It was good, but no better than "The Avengers". "Guardians of the Galaxy's" strength was the hilarious chemistry between its characters, and Pratt steals the show as the lovable jackass. However, it's plot was a little busy. There were a few too many characters, some I was unsure whether they were good or bad. In the end, it was definitely a crowd pleaser.

Finding Vivian Maier
½

A truly fascinating movie. It kept me interested from start to finish. I wish I could have met Vivian myself!

Peacock
Peacock(2010)

Was it a great movie? No, but it was certainly interesting. Although a little slow, it had me hooked from start to finish. Deserves better than the ratings it got, but not by much.

G.B.F.
G.B.F.(2014)

No, this is not a phenomenal movie. It's purposefully tacky, predictable, and overdone. However, in the end it proves to be quite sweet and sends out a good message.

Bounce
Bounce(2000)

Just sorta... "eh"...

Endless Love
Endless Love(2014)

A movie so pathetically predictable and cliched that all I could do was laugh.

X-Men: Days of Future Past
½

A thrilling addition to the X-Men movies.

Big Hero 6
Big Hero 6(2014)
½

I was surprised at how emotional it was for a kids movie! It was a very moving and heartwarming film, and it's certainly one of the best I've seen this year.

Interstellar
Interstellar(2014)

It was fantastic up until a certain point, and that was when it began getting overly-complex. The problem was that there was just too much happening, and it was much too long. Nolan should have focused on two or maybe three themes/storylines as opposed to the several that were happening. But, nonetheless, this movie was beautifully done (and scored), and has many spectacular moments. It's certainly worth your 3 hours.

The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1
½

It was only an okay movie overall. It felt like it was a setup for another movie, not like it was on its own, which is where the fault lies. However, Jennifer Lawrence shines as Katniss.

Snowpiercer
Snowpiercer(2014)

Where did all these positive reviews come from? This was one of the most dry and uninteresting movies I've ever seen. It was a train wreck from start to finish, and I regret my decision to watch it.

Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes

Although it was a little long, this movie does not disappoint. This sequel definitely lives up to its predecessor.

The Grand Budapest Hotel

Grand Budapest is not as charming as Anderson's other films, but it is definitely worth a watch.

Divergent
Divergent(2014)
½

I didn't read the book, and was incredibly confused while watching. I needed my friend who read the book to explain what was going on. What I've heard from people who HAVE read the book that it was disappointing and ruined the book. It was overall confusing and poorly done, and I'm not planning on seeing the next installment.

The Fault In Our Stars

It was obviously written for those who read the book, so those who plan to see it who haven't are in for some confusion. However, this movie really did the book justice, and did not disappoint.

How to Train Your Dragon 2

Although it didn't live up to its predecessor, it was great for a sequel. Definitely worth a trip to the theatre.

Oblivion
Oblivion(2013)

Too long, too complicated.

Marvel's The Avengers
½

You can't not like this movie.

Godzilla
Godzilla(2014)

I was pleasantly surprised with this movie. Honestly, I saw the trailer and thought "Seriously? Another Godzilla movie?" But it definitely delivered. The only thing I thought was wrong with it was that Godzilla didn't get enough screen time. Other than that, it's definitely worth taking a trip to the theatre.

Ginger & Rosa
½

Incredible performance by Fanning, but the story to me was really messed up. I'm surprised it's not R.

Saving Mr. Banks

Saving Mr. Banks fails to disappoint with a great performance by Emma Thompson.

Dream House
Dream House(2011)

Just way too confusing.

The Way Way Back

Overall, a very heartfelt movie.

The Great Gatsby

Visually amazing, but it was just sort of a "blah" movie. More style than substance.

The Monuments Men
½

Very disappointing. Despite the great cast, the movie is flat, and it just isn't sure what it wanted to be.

Captain Phillips
½

One of the best movies I've seen since Gravity.

Frozen
Frozen(2013)
½

It was pretty much your average Disney movie... You get your beautiful princess, the love interest, the one who seems mean at first and turns out to be an okay guy, comic relief, etc. But, it was still good. It's worth going to see.

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire

I can't decide whether the first was better or not, but it was still very good. Expect a slow beginning, and a sold out theatre of Huger Games Fangirls.

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2

Although it didn't top it's prequel, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2 did not disappoint

Promised Land
½

It was good. It wasn't great, it wasn't bad. It was just good.

Paranormal Activity

It was a good movie overall, however I was disappointed with the final scene...

The Pianist
The Pianist(2002)

A lot of this movie for me was complete shock. Many of the scenes were hard to watch, but it really opened up the horrors of World War 2. Brody was incredible, and it was a great movie altogether

Gravity
Gravity(2013)
½

The one thing I had to say coming out of the theatre was "WOW". After I got past the nausea of the first scene, the movie really delivered. This film was suspenseful and had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. It had all the elements required (suspense, heartbreak, humor). Not to mention, the camerawork was a work of art. Bullock also gave a great performance. Definitely worth going to see.

We Are Marshall
½

The one thing I have to say about it, is that it was cheesy. Once you get past that though, it was overall a pretty good movie. The movie is about a town getting past a plane crash that killed a whole football team. Really, with a movie like this, there's no way it can't be cheesy, though.
It's worth watching, but it's not a four-star movie.

Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters

It wasn't a brilliant movie, but I didn't hate it.
I never read any of the books, but I understood it fine. I thought that "Tyson", Percy's new brother, could have been cut, though. I didn't think he was that major of a character.

Despicable Me 2

Of course this film wasn't as good as its prequel, however, it was still a good movie. I thought the love story between Gru and Lucy was well-done, however, the one between Margo and Antonio was pretty useless overall. I thought it wasn't needed. The Minions, as usual, stole the show with their disappearances and were uncontrollably cute. Overall, it's worth going to see.

The Lone Ranger
½

Overall, better than I expected. I could understand why someone wouldn't like it. A lot of dry humor, and a crazy, all-over-the-place plot. But, the fight scenes were very good, and the end of the movie was fantastic. It's definitely worth going to see.

Monsters University

It wasn't what I expected it to be, but it was still a very good movie. I was surprised that it wasn't as humorous as I expected, but it was still worth the watch!

Astro Boy (AstroBoy)
½

Very harsh story. I was surprised at what the plot was about. But it was very cute. Almost like Pinocchio, at the same time not.

We Bought a Zoo
½

Cute. Not the best movie I've seen, but cute.

The Day After Tomorrow
½

Better than I expected. I thought it had a good story, and cast.

The Italian Job

I was pleasantly surprised with this film. A fast-paced action film with a great cast. Worth the watch!

What a Girl Wants
½

This was such a predictable movie. The acting was mediocre as much as the movie itself. Not worth watching AT ALL.

Contagion
Contagion(2011)

A very grim, and eerie movie. Kept me on the edge of my seat. It's freaky to know how easily this could happen in real life.

The Dark Knight Rises

Great movie. I hadn't seen any of the Dark Knight movies before this, but it was still awesome.

Despicable Me

I love minions... very cute and heartfelt movie.

42
42(2013)

Really great movie. Boseman was sensational as Jackie Robinson, as well as Ford as Branch Rickey. Definitely worth going to see at the movies!

Oz the Great and Powerful

This was a pretty "okay" movie. It had a lot of potential, it just wasn't executed very well.