Reviews written by

Page 1 of 8:[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [Next]
72 reviews in total 
Index | Alphabetical | Chronological | Useful

Halloween (1978)
2 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
An unsettling horror classic., 17 August 2005

Halloween is one of the most frightening films ever, and had much great historic importance in the America slasher genre. through the decades it was imitated by sequels and clones, but most of them couldn't top off the original Halloween. The night HE came home. One Halloween night, a lunatic named Michael Myers, who stabbed his sister to death in his childhood and was locked up ever since, escapes and runs loose in his hometown of Haddonfield, Illinois. Jamie Lee Curtis here is in her first starring role as a babysitter, who along with her friends, soon becomes the target of the unstoppable shape. Not as bloody as everyone says it is, Halloween is a subtle, menacing thriller about a killing machine, a Boogeyman. A Boogeyman who causes carnage and chaos on one memorable Halloween night.

Grade: 9/10 Rating: R My Rating: Ages 14 and up (horror/violence, some nudity, brief sexuality)

An eerie and gruesome horror film., 17 August 2005

Seeing House of Wax is one of the things critics didn't like to do this year, but what the hell do they know? If you love horror films or slashers you would like House of Wax. The story follows a group of friends on their way to a college football game, who stop at a small deserted town to get a fanbelt for their car. In the town is a wax museum with figures that are all-to-real. Soon, the friends have to face a night of horror and death. I was also expecting this film to be a house of crap, but it was actually good, gory, and very scary. Paris Hilton may put off people from seeing this movie, but she doesn't appear that much anyway. And no, the image on the House of Wax poster doesn't really happen in this film. Something far more gruesome does. Torture and death scenes run rampant, so this is recommended for strong stomachs.

Grade: 8/10

Rating: R (graphic horror violence, gore, language, brief sexuality)

6 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
An introduction to Britain's famous comedy team., 17 August 2005

Being Monty Python's first film that had a theatrical release, it's something completely different. And Now for Something Completely Different is the best of Python's gags from their TV show, "Monty Python's Flying Circus," a fine introduction to their humor. Some of their famous skits are here, including The Lumberjack Song, the dead parrot, Twit of the Year, and the World's Deadliest Joke. Wacky short animations connect the skits together. And in this film, you'll also learn the importance of not being seen.

Grade: 8/10 Rating: PG (crude humor, innuendo, sensuality, nudity, language, violence)

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Ni., 17 August 2005

Monty Python and the Holy Grail is one of the zaniest, most memorable comedies. From the very beginning credits when we find out that llamas directed the film, to its hilarious ending, there's no questioning of how this is a cult hit. In a series of vignettes, King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table, who go on Holy Grail crusades and eat ham and jam and Spam a lot, have many crazy medieval adventures. Lots of memorable gags abound in this Python classic, including the Knights Who Say "Ni!", a vampire rabbit, the coconuts, and the Black Knight. It doesn't get old, even if it's viewed several times. Monty Python's most popular film in America, and a farcical anarchic comedy that keeps the belly laughs coming over and over again.

Grade: 10/10 Rating: PG (violence/gore, language, sexual innuendo)

12 out of 17 people found the following review useful:
Hi Hi Boredom, 7 March 2005

*** This review may contain spoilers ***

Since Puffy AmiYumi is one of the biggest bands in Japan, I expected good things to come from their animated show. Sadly, I was wrong. The animated show, besides showing the artists briefly, is a money-gimmick advertising for the band, loaded with recycled TV show stereotypes, one-dimensional characters, random situations, and (oh, joy) to top it off, every thirty minutes actually contains three mini-episodes. With it's bizarre look on the life of singers the show seems creaky and worn-out already, despite its plus sides which include colorful animation. Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi is only for huge fans of the band, and kids. With its pre-show advertisement potential, Hi Hi Puffy AmiYumi could have been (sigh) so much more.

The Ring (2002)
A riveting and disturbing horror/mystery that will not be forgotten., 2 November 2004

I first rented THE RING last Halloween, and boy did it scare me!! Starring Naomi Watts and Daveigh Chase. THE RING is a creepy, menacing film involving a journalist who gets involved with the mystery of a videotape that kills people in seven days after the viewing of it. Somehow, a girl from the past who had died is involved with it. With unpredictable twists and turns, THE RING is actually based on a more-terrifying Japanese film, RINGU. An unforgettable horror film that will surely make it on your list of the scariest films.

Grade: 9.4/10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

My Rating: Ages 13 and up (adult situations, terror, disturbing images, gore, language)

One of those underobserved gems of a sequel that is almost as good as the original film, 2 November 2004

Less frightening and more humorous, GREMLINS 2: THE NEW BATCH is nonetheless a worthy sequel to the original Halloween classic. The story takes place years after the first GREMLINS in which Gizmo the Mogwai is back! Unfortunately with the breaking of the rules (as in the first one) he has a hoard of evil gremlin babies. The gremlins begin to mutate and become smarter and stronger. A funnier but bloodier film than the first. Soon, the gremlins take over the building! A hilarious sequel more family-oriented than the first outing.

Grade: 7/10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

My Rating: Ages 10 and up (frightening images, non-stop creature violence)

The Grudge (2004)
HELLISH. The scariest movie ever., 2 November 2004

I have not yet viewed the original Japanese version of the GRUDGE, JU-ON: THE GRUDGE, and I don't plan to after being so horrified by this version. The story follows a woman who becomes involved with the curse of a Japanese house. As she starts to unlock the mystery, she starts discovering more and more about the terrifying thing that dwells there. A thoroughly creepy movie that has horrific scenes every minute. This is the only film in which I've ever screamed. Starring Sarah Michelle Gellar.

Grade: 10/10

MPAA Rating: PG-13

My Rating: Ages 14 and up (horrific images, gore)

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
The pleasing, mind-boggling second film in the sci-fi/comedy trilogy, 2 November 2004

Although not as great as the original film, BACK TO THE FUTURE PART II is still an entertaining, thought-provoking sci-fi film in the decent series. In this one (picking up where the first one left off), Marty follows Doc Brown to the future where they must save Marty's child from being jailed. The setting is tragically 2014,which means it will be outdated soon. After accomplishing the task but facing another challenge, Marty must travel back to the 1950s to change the future without interfering with his first visit there. If you notice, in all films of the trilogy, there is a skateboarding sequence, Biff in some form or another, and a bar scene with a fight. A confusing but pleasing trip.

Grade: 8/10

MPAA Rating: PG

My Rating: Ages 9 and up (adult situations, language, violence)

Brilliant, and highly superior to the remake, 22 October 2004

THE TIME MACHINE is based on the classic time travel novel written by H.G. Wells, and is much better than the 2002 remake. It's still very impressive for a 1960 film, and is easily one of the most exciting of the era. The story begins at a scientific meeting where a guest comes late, and is ragged, and full of cuts. It turns out that he has created a time machine, and is back from a trip hundreds of thousands of years into the future. He tells them the story of the future, which has the Morlocks, cannibalistic underground creatures that are the descendants of humans, and the Eloy, a peaceful quiet people that are cattle to the Morlocks. Soon, he falls in love with an Eloy girl, and must start their Revolution against the Morlocks. An amazing sci-fi classic that has an impact today.

Grade: 8/10

MPAA Rating: G

My Rating: Ages 8 and up (violence)

Page 1 of 8:[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] [Next]