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-10 stars: Excellent! I could watch it over and over again.
- 9 stars: Almost perfect. I really enjoyed this one.
- 8 stars: It's really good. I would recommend everything from 8+ stars.
- 7 stars: Good. I would watch it again in the future if I had to.
- 6 stars: It's not bad but I won't watch it again.
- 5 stars: Just average, really nothing special.
- 4 stars: Below average, a waste of time.
- 3 stars: Mediocre. They made an effort but they should give it up.
- 2 stars: It's really bad but I saw worse and that's not a compliment.
- 1 star: Absolute garbage! I wished I never saw it and I want to sue the director to have wasted my time. A refund is not enough, I want compensation.
The things about me: Man from Belgium, living in Spain, married to an American. I speak French, Dutch and English, and understand a bit of German and Spanish. Born in '68.
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After Midnight (2019)
Started promising but fell apart toward the end.
Never mind the extremely positive and negative reviews, they're both exaggerating. The truth is somewhere in the middle, so it's basically not really worth watching. It had my attention though, for the first hour, but after that it fell apart, it looked like they didn't put much effort towards the end with endless unnecessary conversations and even singing at one point. The first hour there was some suspense and the acting wasn't bad for a low budget movie. Too bad they didn't continue and elaborate the creature thing a bit more. Now it's just an average movie no one will ever remember.
Color Out of Space (2019)
Weird but not bad.
When I saw Nicolas Cage was in the cast my alarm bell went off. It isn't a secret anymore that Nicolas Cage sometimes plays in terrible movies, but occasionaly he's in good ones as well. You just can't be too picky anymore when you see his name, just hope for the best. The reason i watched this movie is that it is based on a novel of H.P. Lovecraft. His weirdness has something appealing, made me curious what it would be this time. The result wasn't bad considering all those elements, Lovecraft and Cage, certainly not for this genre. Color Out Of Space isn't perfect, far from that, but it's entertaining and watchable. It has some nice suspense building and some freaky Lovecrafty outcome. I did enjoy this movie and I'm glad Nicolas Cage still ca act in something else than a stinker.
Call Girl (2012)
Boring and not well made.
Well that was a disappointment. I thought the story (based on true events) would be something interesting to watch but the movie just turns out to be more than two hours of boredom. It's just not well made, it could have used a better editing and filming. Too many repetitive scenes, not even well shot, just made this movie boring to watch. The acting isn't anything special at all, just like the whole movie. Maybe it's interesting for somebody from Sweden, even though I doubt that. Did I regret watching this one? Yes, it's a waste of time!
Canadian Bacon (1995)
Ironic comedy but fun as hell.
I didn't even know Michael Moore made a movie, i thought he only did documentaries, which I like by the way. Canadian Bacon is a great parody, full of irony and sarcasm, the kind of humor you only get if you understand that Canada is in everything better than the USA. Republicans probably won't find it funny, well I doubt they'll get the irony, they will probably find it offending. Canadians on the other hand should love this movie, it portrays everything that is good about Canada and it ridicules the whole American system, which is totally deserved if you ask me. If you have an ounce of honesty in your body you can't deny everything is better in Canada, except the weather which is basically the only thing that keeps people wanting to live over there, but all the rest is just better. You can make fun, or try to make fun, of Canadians but in the end the joke's on you. About the movie, the story is quite stupid, but it fits the whole ironic plot, the acting is what it is, simple but not bad. It's always nice to watch John Candy again, for that alone it's already worth watching or rewatching.
I've seen better and worse.
Maybe for an indie the expectations are always lower but if you have a good story and good actors it doesn't matter what budget you have, it's always possible to make a good movie. I would say the story was decent, not mindblowing but interesting to watch nonetheless. It has it's flaws though, needs more editing, and the acting was borderline, not awful but certainly not award winning either. All in all it was a nice attempt of Graham Denman to make a good movie, the result could have been better though.
Not hilarious but not bad either.
Another new stand-up comedian to me so I'm always curious if it will be a pleasant discovery or not. Felipe Esparza is okay, I had a good time watching his show, not that I was dying from laughter but he has some good jokes. I have nothing against Hispanic comedians but it's been difficult to find one I really liked. Felipe Esparza is one of the better ones, maybe he can work his stage presence a bit, lesser wobbling around on stage, but that's my opinion. Anyway, his show was entertaining and promising for the future.
Boring movie about a boring guy.
I won't say anything bad about the acting because the whole cast can act but that doesn't make it a good movie. First of all I can't say I was really thrilled to learn anything about Fred Rogers as I never watched anthing from him and now after watching this movie I can only conclude that that guy would drive me crazy. It's good to be positive in life but when I see him I just feel like waking him up. I just watched it because Tom Hanks was nominated for an Oscar for this role. It wasn't bad, even though he played much better characters in the past. For me the story is just too slow and to be honest boring as well. It's just not my kind of movie.
The Kovak Box (2006)
Good refreshing story.
La Caja Kovak (or The Kovak Box) is a suspensfull sci-fi thriller. Even though it's all happening in Spain the movie is in English. Sci-fi not so for technical gadgets or CGI's, those aren't present, but more for the possible futuristic elements in the story. Good job from Daniel Monzón and Jorge Guerricaechevarría for writing a refreshing story in this genre. There is suspense throughout the entire movie so I don't really get why you would review this movie negatively. It's all there, a solid story that keeps you interested and a good cast with no bad acting at all. Daniel Monzón did a good job with this one, certainly worth watching if you like the mystery/thriller genre.
The Lighthouse (2019)
About madness, but in black and white, already a letdown for me.
There's going to be a lot of different opinions about The Lighthouse, divided by the arty farty people that will like it and the people that just want easy entertainment that will not become a big fan of this movie. I'm in between, didn't think it was terrible and that's due to the good acting and some good cinematography, but certainly not impressed by the story. I think that movie should have been shot in colour, well I think that of every movie, don't see the point of black and white in our modern age. If it was not for the good acting of Robert Pattinson and Willem Dafoe I wouldn't waste your time on this one. There are better movies about madness than The Lighthouse.
Life off grid (2016)
Interesting but not for everyone.
This well made documentary deserves a higher rating and more media attention, certainly in these times where over consumption and the future lack of fossil fuels will become an enormous problem. The documentary follows random people that decided to live off the grid, back to the roots, providing their own energy from natural resources, growing their own food and being non dependant of anybody. It's not for everyone, it's a total different way of living, where you have to be capable of making big sacrifices. I admire people like that, but if I was going to live that way it's certainly not in Canada that I would do it, too cold to really enjoy life. I live already remote, in Spain, where sun is abondant, not totally off the grid but leaning towards that way of life. Life Off Grid is interesting for people that think about leaving the rat race, the documentary is mostly interesting to listen to all those different opinions and explanations of people that prefer isolation to big cities. They make it clear it's not all that easy but in the end it's worth it, just to be able to truly enjoy life.
There's good insult comedy and then there's this lazy attempt of it.
I've seen tons of stand-up comedies by now, it seems to be everywhere nowadays, discovered a lot of really good comedians but Lisa Lampanelli isn't one of them. After watching, I thought, the worst stand-up comedy ever, Hannah Gadsby with her show entitled Nanette, I discovered an even worse show. I get it that she's an insult comedian, some of my favorite comedians are Frankie Boyle, Jim Jefferies, Ricky Gervais, all comedians that are known to be a bit harsh, but in their case they're funny. Lisa Lampanelli on the other hand just likes to be rude and obnoxious, very classy for a woman, but her jokes are just lame. She says or tries to tell you she isn't racist or homophobe but I can't help it to hear it during her entire show. I even wonder what gays and people from another race than white, find funny about her show. I'm not easily offended, in fact it's almost impossible to offend me as I just don't care what people think of me, so her show doesn't offend me at all, it's just a cheap and dirty unfunny attempt of humor. I give her a bonus star because she lost some weight, good for her, even though she likes to bash on overweighted people now, says enough about her tolerance and morals. I wouldn't touch her with her barge pole even if she was the last woman on earth, that's how repulsive I find that woman.
Little Evil (2017)
There's better in this genre.
There are a lot of horror comedies, but really good ones are quite scarce, Little Evil isn't one of them. It's a genre where it isn't easy to make a good movie as you want some good comedy spiced up with some decent horror scenes. Little Evil wasn't that funny, the exception were the scenes with Bridget Everett, she brought some laughter with her character. Adam Scott (which was to me the least funny in Parks and Recreation) is just not that funny. Evangeline Lilly is eye candy like always. The acting wasn't bad but the point of making us laugh and thrill was missed. I don't regret watching it but it's not a movie I will watch again in the future.
How to Be a Serial Killer (2008)
Weak wannabe copy of Man Bites Dog.
Just finished watching How To Be A serial Killer and to be honest it was a disappointment. I'm pretty sure they got their inspiration from a Belgian movie C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog,1992) from Rémy Belvaux, a movie that is by the way much better, I recommend you watch that one instead and find out for yourself. That said, How To Be A Serial Killer tries to be funny, dark humor (normally my favorite), but it's just not working. The acting wasn't great either, certainly not towards the end. Anyway, just watch the Belgian movie if you want good mockumentary on the same subject spiced up with some real effective dark humor.
Forrest Shaw: Poor Decisions (2018)
A good hour of comedy.
In this pandemic period I have a lot of time to discover new stand-up comedians, or at least new to me, and Forrest Shaw is one of them. Never heard of him, or never saw one of his shows before, so this was a first, and it was a pleasant surprise. The venue where he performed looks little, some kind of nightclub I guess, he deserves a bigger audience, i guess you have to start somewhere. He has a quite static stage presence, does not have it from mimicing or gesturing, so maybe that can be improved. But that's not necessarily a bad thing as long as his jokes work. In my case they did work, I wasn't rolling over from laughter but I was entertained during his whole set and that's good enough for me. He has good material so I'm curious about his next show.
Quien a hierro mata (2019)
One of the better Spanish productions.
Quien A Hierro Mata is definitely one of the better Spanish movies I watched this year. First of all I like revenge movies, it always gives me some kind of satisfaction, but most of the time in this genre the story is filled with a lot of bloodshed, torture and/or murder. In this movie it's more of a slow burner, but it certainly worked well. There is some suspense, the story is well written and constructed, you never get a boring feeling. And that's mostly due to the excellent acting from the whole cast, especially from Luis Tosar playing Mario. In my opinion Eye For An Eye deserves a higher rating, in this genre it's just much better than most of the other revenge themed movies.
The Deal (2008)
Good actors, weak plot.
Before watching The Deal I read some positive reviews from over excited people, thought I was going to be in for a treat, certainly with William H. Macy and Meg Ryan in the cast, two actors that I appreciate, but in the end it was just disappointing. The acting was good though, but the story is just a bit boring. And it's not the couple comedy scenes that were going to save this picture. I wished I liked it more but I didn't, I was actually glad when I saw the end credits appear, felt like a three hour movie instead of half that time.
Nothing hilarious but not total garbage either.
I won't say I regret watching this movie but I'm 100% sure I won't watch it a second time. For that the movie is just too weak. It has some nice comedy moments, but nothing really hilarious. It's a bit like The Hangover, except that that movie is hilarious from the first scene till the last scene. Sundowners has too long dialogues that don't add anything to the comedy level. Overall the acting wasn't bad but sometimes it looked like they forgot how to act, it's just in a couple scenes but it's obvious it wasn't perfect. Anyway, the movie is watchable, there are some funny scenes, but if I had to choose I would watch The Hangover again instead.
This Little Piggy (2017)
Tomorrow I will remember nothing from this movie and I don't have Alzheimer yet.
This Little Piggy is just an average movie, really nothing special about it, unless you like to watch some coke snorting (which takes up half the movie) and whatever 'great' things might come from doing coke. It's a drug drama but not even a good one, there are much better movies with the same theme. But it's watchable, you just watch it without much interest, at least i did. The acting isn't good nor bad, just average like the whole movie.
Wall Writers (2016)
I wouldn't call tagging Grafitti but it's a nice documentary.
If your expectations are to see beautiful murals, like we see them everywhere nowadays, you will be a bit disappointed because this documentary is about what happened before this new artform, it's about what lead to the urban art we're now used to. It's a good documentary though, interesting to see and to meet the first ones that started tagging their names everywhere they could. I wouldn't say it's beautiful, on the contrary, it's more vandalizing properties. I can't blame anyone, i was young once myself and I did that kind of stuff as well. It's not something I'm proud of, it was just some stupid adolescent rebel stuff. I have a great admiration for the Grafitti artists nowadays though, it's something else than tagging everything you see. Anyway, Wall Writers is well made, with some great interviews and different points of view. It's the beginning of gang culture, marking your streets or hoods, but it's not really art in my humble opinion. It's a good documentary to see the early beginnings, to watch the evolution of street art, to understand why kids started this trend.
Ghost House (2017)
I've seen worse, much worse.
I read a lot of reviews stating it was really bad and so on but to be honest it wasn't that bad at all. I'm not going to pretend it was a gem, because it's certainly wasn't, but to watch it once it's okay. It's a horror movie that must have it from the jump scares (there's about five or six I would say), the graphics weren't bad. I'm never getting scared of any horror movie, just finding it amusing, but watching my wife being scared is already fun for me. The story is what it is, one I didn't see before and that's already something positive as in this genre it's very repetitive sometimes. The acting isn't award winning but it's not the worst either so it's passable. All in all I did enjoy the entertainment, but I wouldn't watch it again as I know where the jump scares are now and that would ruin the fun.
Dark Waters (2019)
Good movie about a scandal that is still continuing thanks to the whole corrupt (in)justice system.
I'll give Dark Waters a nine star rating because it's well made and because it's a story that need to be heard by everyone. I absolutely hate big corporations, those companies that make billions of dollars whilst playing with our health. Those corporations think they are above the law, they probably make the laws themselves, that's how sick our society is. Capitalism is the cancer of humanity. Those people should be hanged on the town square, as should be their families just to set an example. Instead they get away with it like they always do. Bribes, media manipulation, lies and deception, it's all on their agenda. Those people make me sick, even more than their chemicals. Companies like Monsanto, Dupont and plenty of others all belong in prison or in a coffin, but corrupt governments will keep them safe. It's time people start revolting and make them pay, not with money but with their lifes. Dark Waters is the perfect example of how a company gets away with murder for years and even when they're proven guilty they continue their dirty games. Teflon is still available in stores so to me nothing changed at all, thanks to the whole failing and corrupted system. Mark Ruffalo did a good job playing Rob Bilott. i never heard of Rob Bilott before but i have an immense respect for people that fight those cases that are basically unwinable. I want to thank Todd Haynes for making this movie, maybe people will toss all their Teflon pans in the bin but I have doubts people will change their habits (humans are just sheep following the herd), that's what I just did.
Daniel Tosh: People Pleaser (2016)
Sarcasm is the best humor and Daniel Tosh is a master at it.
Daniel Tosh is one of those comedians you will or love or hate, depending on what your sense of humor is, if you think you can laugh with everything or not. Frankie Boyle is also one of those comedians, or Ricky Gervais even though his jokes are a bit more polished and passable for a bigger audience. Daniel Tosh tells it like it is, he says exactly what passes his mind and what he thinks is funny. Luckily for me I laugh at everything he says, guess I have the same sick sense of humor. If you're easily offended, or if you don't get that sometimes laughter is the best medicine for everything, even the harsh jokes, then maybe you shouldn't watch his show because it's full of sarcasm, in fact it's only sarcasm, but I love it!
Dark Encounter (2019)
Slow paced doesn't mean bad movie. Entertaining with an unexpected outcome.
The ratings for Dark Encounter are a bit harsh in my opinion. This movie deserves a higher rating than it actually got. It was entertaining, maybe not with the outcome anybody had expected but is that a bad thing? When I watch a movie in the mystery genre I like to be surprised and that was totally the case with Dark Encounter. The sci-fi in the movie builds a tension, a slow paced suspense building, but suspense nonetheless. Just don't expect high budget CGI's because you'll be disappointed, just enjoy the story, the directing and the acting because those were all good. Good job from writer/director Carl Strathie. For the people that reviewed this with the lowest score possible I suggest you watch more movies so you could recognize the difference between a stinker (there are thousands of those) and a movie with a refreshing and entertaining story.
A manual on why you should stay childless.
Surprisingly I'm going to be the first one to review this stand-up comedy. Surprisingly because it was certainly worth watching. When I saw how long it was I had doubts if he could get my attention for that long, let alone make me laugh. But Christopher Titus has definitely a funny bone, his show got everybody's attention, made everybody in the audience having a good time. He's a good storyteller, with good material (making fun of parents with kids is always working with me), good jokes with a spice of sarcasm, and he has a good stage presence. It was my first stand-up comedy from him but I'll make sure I'll watch other ones he did.
Jim Gaffigan: King Baby (2009)
Jim Gaffigan is always entertaining.
This was the fourth show I watched from Jim Gaffigan. I started with the recent ones and moved on to the early ones. The recent ones are slightly better in my humble opinion (Quality Time, and Noble Ape) but even the early shows are fun to watch. In King Baby Jim Gaffigan brings his show like we are now used to, with his different (mostly high pitched) voices, talking to himself like it's the audience questioning him, it's all brilliant and unique. Jim Gaffigan became one of my favorite stand-up comedians, his shows are always fun and entertaining.