So, this is a weird time to write this (the winter season is usually the best for movies), but I made a list of what I’ve seen so far and I’m gonna use it. I’ll give you the name of the movie, a one sentence review and a letter grade. Here we go (in order of release)…

  • Cloverfield. Scary as hell, espeically in the theater. A-.
  • Rambo. Rambo is old and shoots things, good times. C+.
  • In Bruges. Better than it should have been. A-.
  • Jumper. Not so hot, but it has Sam Jackson. D.
  • Diary of the Dead. Just stop with the social messages, George. D.
  • Be Kind, Rewind. I seem to be the only person who really liked this one. B+.
  • Charlie Bartlett. Better than Rushmore. B.
  • 10,000 B.C. Just bad, except the mammoths. D.
  • The Bank Job. Jason Statham needs to do more serious stuff. B-.
  • Doomsday. Only the end was any good. C.
  • Funny Games. Anything but, yet well made and effective. B.
  • 21. Really formulaic. C.
  • Run Fatboy Run. A waste of talent. C.
  • The Ruins. The German guy was awesome, everything else ok. C+.
  • Young@Heart. Moving and funny doc about singing old people. A-.
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall. Better than Knocked Up and Superbad. B.
  • Iron Man. A whole lotta fun. A.
  • Son of Rambow. Cute and inventive. A-.
  • The Fall. Beautiful and touching. A+.
  • The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian. Reepicheep (Eddie Izzard) is the best part. C+.
  • Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. Not the best but not bad at all. B.
  • The Strangers. Straightforward scares. B.
  • Kung Fu Panda. Pretty great, the prison scene is amazing. B+.
  • The Happening. Hilarious in all the worst ways. D+.
  • The Incredible Hulk. I hate Ed Norton, but this was ok. C+.
  • Get Smart. Fun but formulaic. C+.
  • Wall-E. Every superlative I could throw at this wouldn’t be enough. A+.
  • Wanted. Like The Happening, hilarious in all the worst ways (the ending was pretty great, though). C.
  • Hancock. Could have been great, but is just good as is. B.
  • Hellboy II: The Golden Army. Guillermo del Toro is one of my favorite directors and this is as good as anything else he has done. A+.
  • The Dark Knight. A great movie. A+.
  • Step Brothers. The two leads have great chemistry that carries the movie through the slow parts. B-.
  • Pineapple Express. My favorite Seth Rogen movie (mostly because of James Franco). B.
  • Tropic Thunder. RDJ is great again. B+.
  • Burn After Reading. Hilarious and dark. B+.
  • How To Lose Friends and Alienate People. Simon Pegg gets a role that is worthy of his greatness. B.
  • Changeling. I cried once or twice (mostly because of Jolie’s great acting). B+.
  • Synecdoche, New York. Confusing but great. B+/A-.

So that’s it so far. Upcoming movies that look great:

  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire
  • The Wrestler
  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • Frost/Nixon
  • Doubt
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • Waltz With Bashir
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