Pig in the City (1998)
Don't get me wrong, I liked Babe 2, but it just seems so
dull and melancholy than the first one and never seems to
recapture the vibrant magic that made Babe so enjoyable.
Part of me likes the movie while the other sees it as the
unnecessary sequel that it is.
Bad Company has no suspense, zero ambition, little
originality. That and its two stars, Anthony Hopkins and Chris
Rock phone in the worst performances of their careers.
Bad News Bears (2006)
The Bad News Bears sets out to be raunchy and ends up
being like that annoying cousin you had as a kid. Bothersome,
grating, and no matter what... drastically overstaying its
The problem with this movie is that it spends a lot of time
being crude and being crass thinking that would be a great way
to be funny. However, the big mistake there is that crassness is
never a good substitute for funny and, as a result, the movie
largely comes off as mean-spirited and cruel.
of Fury (2007)
Balls of Fury is like a kick into the testicular
area. Not just a little kick, mind you, but a very powerful kick
delivered by someone wearing spiky shoes with a razorblade in
It's poignant, it's honest, and best of all... it's funny. So
much to the point that I will even forgive its awkward attempt
at a plot and give it some well deserved kudos for the
barbershop scenes alone.
The Original Party Animals (2006)
As for the movie itself, perhaps the best praise I can give it
is that it wasn't nearly as awful as I assumed it would be.
Instinct 2 (2006)
I think the only one who was actually anticipating this movie
was Sharon Stone herself.
This movie is a visual masterpiece, but a lack of actual story
hampers the bat's return to the big screen. Even with that
handicap, Batman is the certified birth of the Summer
blockbuster and a pretty good movie to boot.
& Mr. Freeze: Subzero (1997)
Subzero works because writer producers Bruce Timm, Randy Rogel and Boyd Kirkland know the Batman characters. They can write intelligent dialogue for them and still keep a sense of humor without resorting to annoying camp. Here, the characters are treated maturely and the intelligence of the audience is respected.
& Robin (1997)
As you can well imagine, Batman & Robin is a horrible,
horrible movie with too much gusto, too little style, and no
heart and soul whatsoever. Characters are reduced to spouting
bad one liners as they leap through the air on cables doing
stunts that would make Charlie's Angels scratch their
heads in confusion.
The truth is, Batman Begins is the first movie to ever be
about Batman and Bruce Wayne. This is a character piece and a
very well-written and well-acted one at that. To be perfectly
honest here, this was the first Batman movie where I actually
found Bruce Wayne to be as interesting if not more interesting
than Batman himself.
Beyond: Return of the Joker (2000)
Return of the Joker has a mature feel, a suspenseful mystery,
and tons of superhero action. Add to that a dramatic tale of the
final mission of the dynamic duo and the repercussions it has
for years afterwards, this is a heck of a movie.
The movie is watchable and actually enjoyable, but it's
painfully clear a disease of misdirection and mishandling was
brewing under the surface that would come and bite bat-fans in
their bat-butts in a couple of years.
Gotham Knight (1999)
I liked half of the segments and didn't care for the others, but
it is passable and a nice companion piece for The Dark Knight.
Mask of the Phantasm (1993)
How ironic is it that a nearly dismissed "kid's cartoon" managed
to nail Batman better than a hundred million dollar blockbuster
did? From its film noir look to its brilliantly cast character
voices to its rich story, Mask of the Phantasm is a movie
that relies heavily on plot and not a lot on silly action.
Mystery of the Batwoman (2003)
Not to say it’s a bad movie… but compared to the previous
entries like Mask of the Phantasm, Subzero, and
Return of the Joker, Mystery of the Batwoman is like
a Batman story handled with kid gloves.
Batman Returns is even darker, more moody, and more
atmospheric than the first. Taking placing during Christmastime,
the white snow and holiday fare contrasts beautifully with the
Dark Knight and company. It's an unpopular position to be sure,
but I consider this film superior to its forbearer.
The Movie (1966)
Holy camp, Batman! This movie is about as cornball as they come
but, then again, nothing can be this campy without intending to
be. That's where much of the humor of Batman: The Movie
comes in. From the hammed up performances of the bat-villains to
the strange spacey method acting of Adam West, Batman: The
Movie is a bizarre, campy, and kid friendly treat for the
Now, Anaconda might have been bad.... Lake Placid
may have been bad... but you ain't seen bad until you've seen
There are certain things I can suspend disbelief over... Cavemen
with seven days of experience flying perfectly operating
thousand-year-old Harrier Jets and successfully fighting off an
advanced alien air force isn't one of them.
Every character in every scene, it seems, is referencing
something as if this movie is that annoying fat guy sitting next
to you in the theater elbowing you in the ribs and asking you
over and over again, "Get it? Get it?"
Beauty Shop is a rather scattershot hodgepodge of scenes
that look like they were strung together for a sitcom pilot.
Sure, there is some funny stuff in this flick, but it’s
overshadowed by the dull script and awful direction.
Unfortunately, when it comes to playing different characters in
the same movie, Brendan Fraiser is no Eddie Murphy. In fact,
Brendan Fraiser was all wrong for this movie. Don't get me
wrong, I like Brendan just fine, but Bedazzled
seemed to be screaming for a better comedic character actor.
You might like it, but Bee Movie struck me as being too
self-aware, too smarmy, and in a few short years, too dated. I
would love to see animated movies return to being good instead
of seeing how many pop culture references they can rattle off in
Beerfest is base entertainment that derives most of its
humor from bodily excretions and alcohol. I think with a name
like "Beerfest" that's just something you have to expect.
Personally, I can't knock it.
Enemy Lines (2001)
It's a nice popcorn movie if you have some Dramamine on hand and
a high tolerance for stupidity, but it's still insipid and a
dumbed down action movie exploiting a real problem without
saying a damn thing about it or suggesting a course of action.
In fact, as far as Behind Enemy Lines is concerned, the
Bosnian conflict is over by the time the end credits roll.
Twohy's direction is what really sells this movie... never do
you see anything clearly or get to see a big stupid monster or
anything that will cheapen the horror experience. Twohy has the
reins of this movie well in hand and steers it in just the right
Don't consider this a lambasting of the stars of The
Benchwarmers rather look on it as a awe-filled
verification of the blind and undying friend that Adam Sandler
must be. We should all be so lucky to have a pal like Sandler
because no matter how much we suck, he'd always make us feel
I’ve been saying for seven years that the CGI and live action barrier was going to come down and today I’ve witnessed another kink in the wall.
Best Little Whorehouse in Texas (1982)
You wouldn’t expect it to be, but this movie is layered. Not only is it the naughty story of a Texas cathouse, but also a story of misguided moral crusades and changes to society.
Hills Chihuahua (2008)
Do you remember how you tuned in to the vice presidential debate simply because you wanted to see Sara Palin board a failboat and sink into an ocean of embarrassment? That's why I wanted to see Beverly Hills Chihuahua and, just like Sara Palin - it wasn't that bad even if it was empty headed and cute.
I found this movie to be overly cynical, pretentious, and lacking all of the charm that turned the series into such a favorite. The sad thing is, Bewitched could have been – and seemed pretty close to being – a scathing look at how Hollywood cannibalizes TV shows for materials.
Big Fish is one of the most magical and imaginative movies of 2003 and probably the best Tim Burton movie since Edward Scissorhands.
Momma's House 2 (2006)
As the movie mercifully comes to a close, Martin Lawrence says that you never know when you'll see Big Momma again. I'm not sure why he felt like he had to threaten the audience like that.
Even if, by some longshot chance, you do end up actually getting wrapped up in the contrived mystery of Birth, by the end of the movie you're going to feel like you've been jerked around for two hours.
Black Cauldron (1985)
The Black Cauldron isn't a horrible movie, but it's not that engrossing or exciting either. If anything, it's an interesting throwback to a desperate time for a studio that often made a name for itself for playing it safe.
Hawk Down (1985)
After all the hype, I am extremely disappointed but after Ridley Scott farted out the equally over hyped Gladiator last year, I should have expected it.
Blair Witch Project (1999)
Horror... good horror... is the thing that makes you afraid of the dark... it makes you afraid to go in the water... it makes you afraid to go in the basement.
This is a movie that would have been great if only its content matched its swollen confidence. As it is, Blindness is like a Volkswagen-sized turd that fell into my DVD player and just ruined my day.
Like his other various opuses (or is that opi?), Uwe Boll has unzipped his pants and proceeded to rape another video game. Personally, I've never played the game but I understand that it's suppose to take place during World War II so it's completely understandable then that Toilet Boll decided to place the Bloodrayne movie in the 18th century.
Collar Comedy Tour: The Movie (2003)
Hick comedy may not be your forte, but I'm giving this movie a recommendation anyway. You can't go wrong with a movie when four comedians run rampant in a mall with a fart machine. It's just not possible.
There's no other real way to say this: This movie is just
adorable. The characters are rendered in such a way that
you just want to take them off the screen and give them a giant
hug. They're so appealing on every level and the lack of a
clichéd villain in this movie only seems to add to the film's
Boogeyman is one of those movies where, if anyone in it
had a brain in their head, it would be over in fifteen minutes.
of Shadows: Blair Witch 2 (2000)
The wit of the opening quickly disappears into the muck of a
formulaic haunted house movie with annoying cutting and not a
good scare during it's run.
Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of
It's sad that no matter how sexist and racist that Borat gets,
he always manages to find someone to agree with him.
Bourne Identity (2002)
I have to commend The Borne Identity for what it does. It
tries to tell a mystery with no ridiculous stunts, no outrageous
special effects, and no overpowering stunt work.
Bourne Supremacy (2004)
It’s got its flaws, but it’s still one of those rare sequels
that outperforms what came before it.
Bowfinger is a comedy about deception, confusion, and
coincidence that works beautifully... almost like an old Abbott
and Costello movie.
Brave One (2007)
There are things I liked about The Brave One and things I
didn't like. All in all, this is a deep movie that runs shallow
and turns into a morally dubious and simple effort.
This is a NASA-scale miscalculation of a movie in which both
characters are horrible and you hate both of them. The bickering
and fighting gets tedious very quickly, the antics are trite and
childish, and - to make things extra excruciating - there is no
funny to be had in the entire sordid affair.
Breakfast Club (1984)
It's quotable, it's loveable, and it's a whole lot of other "bles."
Children of the eighties should love this film and even the
children of subsequent and past decades could probably see a lot
of themselves in it.
to Terabithia (2007)
It ain't perfect, but Bridge to Terabithia is something
special that combines flights of fancy with harsh reality. The
reality isn't always pretty and it can be mercilessly cruel, but
it is real and it is refreshing to see a family movie not resort
to easy answers or quick fixes to get out of uncomfortable and
Some people decry, "Why a gay cowboy movie?" Personally, though,
I can think of no more of an effective way that this story could
have been told.
Lizard's Club Dread (2004)
The comedy in this movie doesn't compliment the horror and the
horror doesn't compliment the comedy. In fact, the horror and
comedy in this movie appear to be opposing forces out to
completely annihilate each other and like a base and an acid,
all they do is cancel each other out.
If you go in not knowing what to expect, the story takes a few
dramatic and unexpected turns and, yes... even plays with your
emotions a bit. It's the Disney formula, that's for sure... but
they experiment with it a bit in Brother Bear and the
result, while not perfect, is nice.
Bear 2 (2006)
This could very well be the highest quality direct to video
Disney movie ever. I'll even go as far as saying that this movie
almost matches the original in terms of quality.
Brothers Grimm (2005)
I loved the movie’s feel, but found the plot plodding and
boring. I liked the story, but found the dialogue trite and
dull. If anything this is a movie saved by it’s atmosphere and
spirit… or at least saved from burning up completely. As
it stand now, it’s merely suffering from 2nd degree burns.
There's really not a lot to say when you're reviewing an out and
out comedy like Bruce Almighty except to ask yourself
whether you laughed enough to justify the price of the ticket
and the answer is a resonating yes.
While Bruno doesn't have the same wit or social relevance
as Borat did, this is still an audacious comedy and a
movie that will no doubt cause many to laugh one minute and
squirm uncomfortably in their seats the next. I can only
picture Cohen sitting in the back of the theater watching this
reacting and smiling at a job well done.
Granted, I don’t think that this is a great movie by any means
but it’s definitely Bruce Campbell’s second most quote-worthy
Every now and again, the monotony of the movie is interrupted by
a pedestrian fight scene. All well and good, one would imagine,
but they are polluted by those irritating wire stunts and
Butterfly Effect (2004)
The movie is unexpectedly scary in some places, uncomfortable in
others, and contains some black humor that elicits many an evil
laugh. Plus, I enjoy the concepts of time travel and parallel
universes… how our choices affect others and how they can effect