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Posted by Griffinheart on November 21, 2012
Korn: Live
Korn: Live My one Korn story involves a high school trip to an amusement park. A bunch of kids got onto a ride consisting of a bunch of seats that would spin around a central bar while the whole bar spun in an even larger circle. Before the "technician" started up the ride, he ran out in front of us and shouted, "Do you guys like Korn?!" We all shouted, "Yeah!" and he promised to spin us extra long. After we stopped spinning, he walks over to one girl on the ride who had vomited all over herself and said "Dude, what happened to your shirt." He then, without letting the girl off of the ride, shouted, "Another time around for the Korn fans! Whoooo!" and spun us again.
Posted by Griffinheart on March 23, 2012
Men In Black II
Men In Black II I found this movie excessively bland and unmemorable. There is so much poorly written dialogue...

5-6/10
Posted by Griffinheart on March 10, 2012
Are You Afraid Of The Dark?: Season 1
Are You Afraid Of The Dark?: Season 1 They're definitely good. I didn't see one episode in the first season that was bad.
Posted by Griffinheart on March 07, 2012
Amazon Warrior
Amazon Warrior This sounds ten times better than another movie I once watched. I think it was called: the Piranha Women of the Avocado Jungle of Death...such a terrible movie. They read out the full title every time they needed to reference the women. The name of the movie must have been said two hundred times in under an hour.
Posted by Griffinheart on January 01, 2012
Home Alone
Home Alone Definitely a classic. The number of amazing secondary characters in this film could easily spread across a dozen lesser films. 9/10
Posted by Griffinheart on December 29, 2010
True Grit
True Grit Just saw this tonight. The ending was a tiny bit lacking, but the dialogue was top notch (as were nearly all of the actors).

8.5/10
Posted by Griffinheart on October 22, 2010
Gamer
Gamer This movie is quite similar to the most recent Death Race movie. The concept is better, but the execution is a bit worse. 8/10
Posted by Griffinheart on August 06, 2010
Poltergeist II: The Other Side
Poltergeist II: The Other Side The only good scene was when a ghost possessed the braces of the young boy.

Didn't even check that P2 had been reviewed when I posted a mini-review of P3 (much better than #2).
Posted by Griffinheart on July 11, 2010
Demolition Man
Demolition Man Ha, he doesn't know how the shells work!
Posted by Griffinheart on June 09, 2010
Lost: Season 6
Lost: Season 6 I have to disagree strongly. I thought that the last season felt mostly like filler, and the ending...well you can't spend six years building up to something and not have it be a let down. In my opinion, the ending created more questions than it answered. 6/10
Posted by Griffinheart on June 06, 2010
A Scanner Darkly
A Scanner Darkly I wasn't a fan of this one. Every scene left me wondering when anything was going to get tied together. Most loose ends got tied off in the last 5-10 minutes, but the rest of the plot felt like an amorphous blob.

5/10
Posted by Griffinheart on June 05, 2010
A Test Of Wills
A Test Of Wills Finally the Bruce Willis biography has made it to the big screen.
Posted by Griffinheart on June 04, 2010
Monster House
Monster House It's been awhile, but I definitely liked this movie. Somewhere around a 7-8 / 10 sounds right.
Posted by Griffinheart on June 03, 2010
War Of The Worlds
War Of The Worlds The negative comments have it. Couldn't stand this one.
Posted by Griffinheart on March 01, 2010
Yojimbo
Yojimbo This is a TMNT spin-off? Sweet. I'm on it.
Posted by Griffinheart on February 10, 2010
Signs
Signs My main problem was that the plot beats you over the head with details that are obviously foreshadowing future events. It was almost as blatant as whichever Jurassic Park movie had the girl whine about being kicked off the gymnastics team just to set up her defeating raptors using gymnastic flip-attack #7.
Posted by Griffinheart on January 18, 2010
District 9
District 9 How many movies have you seen in the last year that are better than a 9/10?
Posted by Griffinheart on December 21, 2009
Inglourious Basterds
Inglourious Basterds This was the best Tarantino movie I've seen...but he never really agrees with me to the fullest. 8/10.
Posted by Griffinheart on December 20, 2009
Dexter: Season 4
Dexter: Season 4 I'm still working my way through this season, but it started out painfully for me. The baby seemed to almost suck the life out of the show and Rita became annoying as hell...but I'll finish based on your glowing recommendation.
Posted by Griffinheart on November 18, 2009
Zombieland
Zombieland Not perfect, but darn enjoyable. 7.5-8/10
Posted by Griffinheart on November 11, 2009
Orlok The Vampire
Orlok The Vampire I'm not sure why the cover/back of the case have those green-tinted scenes. Everything in the movie is black-and-white plus a red/blue tint for the 3D scenes.
Posted by Griffinheart on November 07, 2009
Twilight
Twilight I found this movie absolutely horrendous. None of the characters really showed any growth or change from the beginning to the end of the movie. This was largely because the characters start out with their "destination" personality and only get depth, if the screen/original writer was feeling lucky, by figuring out why they feel like they do. Five-ten minutes into the movie, the male and female leads see each other and are instantaneously in love. They don't fall in love or become impressed by each other in any way; their love simply is. This leads to some dialogue so abysmal Lucas couldn't have written it if he had tried. Really, I found the Anakin/Padme love story much more convincing that Twilight's Edward/Bella.

6.5 out of 10. Add 1 point if you're female and 1 point if you're 13/30-40 years old.
Posted by Griffinheart on October 24, 2009
Reservoir Dogs
Reservoir Dogs Either you like this kind of movie, or you don't. It was definitely well done, so, if you've liked any thing else by Quentin, you'll love this. It wasn't for me though. 7/10
Posted by Griffinheart on October 21, 2009
X-Men Origins: Wolverine
X-Men Origins: Wolverine I'd rather watch a documentary on fiesty mammals on the Discovery channel...
Posted by Griffinheart on October 18, 2009
Dance Of The Dead
Dance Of The Dead Great movie. A nice and light piece of cinema with great gore and a high body count. 9/10
Posted by Griffinheart on October 17, 2009
Trick 'R Treat
Trick 'R Treat Nirrad about summed up my feelings. It was a beautifully shot movie but I can't give it more than an 8. It really felt like some events were going to be tied together more neatly, but that they weren't kinda let me down. I think the movie is great, and I'll definitely watch it again, but it's not a 10/10 by any means.
Posted by Griffinheart on October 15, 2009
The Big Lebowski
The Big Lebowski I found this decent enough, but it never really rose above "decent" for me. 7.5/10
Posted by Griffinheart on October 07, 2009
True Blood: Season 2
True Blood: Season 2 I often thought the plot was a bit weak (maybe due to how the whole season only covered the events of a few days), but it's a testament to how well the characters are written that I still loved this show.
Posted by Griffinheart on October 06, 2009
The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror I've only seen one movie that's worth less than a 4/10 and that movie is in Chad's possession now, I believe. I've never seen the original AH. Is it worth picking up?
Posted by Griffinheart on October 05, 2009
The Amityville Horror
The Amityville Horror Wow, this has to be one of the worst movies I've ever seen. Nothing scary and only a few scenes that even came close to creepy. I'm tempted to snap the disc in half and report it to Netflix as "broken". 4/10
Posted by Griffinheart on October 04, 2009
Set The Mood DVD: Cozy Hearth
Set The Mood DVD: Cozy Hearth The fire on the cover is much better looking than the one that's in the actual movie, by the way.
Posted by Griffinheart on September 21, 2009
True Blood: Season 2
True Blood: Season 2 I thought the church story arc was decent enough, but I couldn't really stand Maryann. After the first time or two you see her, you know how every scene she's in is going to go. I definitely enjoyed the season, but I can't really give it more than a 7.5-8 out of 10.
Posted by Griffinheart on September 02, 2009
Lost: Season 1
Lost: Season 1 Alright, just finished season 1. The maximum it gets is an 8/10 but it could very well be down to a 7/10. It's a great show, but it spends so much time in flashbacks that I feel the present gets cheated. Flashbacks always seem like a poor storytelling device to me. They definitely have their use (and on occasion are amazing), but I get the feeling that the characters aren't growing before me when they're in the past. The past is already done, but the present is where they can rise to heroism or find depravity and truely become a monster.

It's much harder to have surprises when you've already shown the relative future. Either the viewer can guess the ultimate outcome from the snippet you've shown or the viewer was given a misleading view just to screw with them.

8/10 if I'm generous
Posted by Griffinheart on August 29, 2009
Lost: Season 1
Lost: Season 1 I'm only a few episodes in, so I'll reserve final judgment until I finish. From what I've seen so far, though, it's an enjoyable show with not a whole lot going on. It has the whole "Star Trek: Voyager" problem: if they get off the island, the show is done; if they never do, the plot isn't going anywhere.

As one of my friend said awhile back, "How good Lost is will depend on the final episode. Only if it ends well will Lost be remembered fondly."

I hope for the best.
Posted by Griffinheart on August 16, 2009
The Hills Have Eyes
The Hills Have Eyes Maybe I'm just not well-versed enough in this genre to appreciate this kind of a movie, but it really didn't do that much for me. There was a decent amount of tension, but it was never that scary. I was glad that they refrained from too many LOUD SUDDEN NOISE scares, though.

I liked it well enough and would consider watching it again. 7/10.
Posted by Griffinheart on August 11, 2009
Burn After Reading
Burn After Reading I'm just not a fan of Pitt's acting when he's given a "dumb" character as he was in this movie or with his Friends cameo (though the dialogue he was given on Friends was pretty terrible from the start). Pitt seems to do better when he's allowed to act "cool", at least in my opinion.
Posted by Griffinheart on August 09, 2009
Burn After Reading
Burn After Reading I found this horribly dull and slow moving. 5/10
Posted by Griffinheart on June 21, 2009
True Blood: Season 1
True Blood: Season 1 I have seen better, but this is one of a small set of shows that are pretty solid. I'd recommend it, and 8/10 sounds dead on.
Posted by Griffinheart on June 20, 2009
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix
Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix I found this installment to be rather lacking. It really did feel like a Cliff Notes version of the book, and I probably would have been horribly confused in parts if I had seen this before reading its basis. What bugged me the most was that foreshadowing was kept to a minimum: a seemingly random event would occur and would only become relevant for thirty seconds later on. Many of the scenes felt like disjointed snippets of a larger story that had nothing to do with the snippets placed before and after them.

The visuals, however, were quite stunning. Like all the Harry Potter movies, the Order of the Phoenix is beautiful and filled with enough small details in the background that multiple viewings would not be wasted.

It was a good movie, but I'd recommend the book much more. It deserves a 7 or 7.5 out of 10.
Posted by Griffinheart on June 13, 2009
Ernest Goes To Jail
Ernest Goes To Jail This movie was far better than it should have been.
Posted by Griffinheart on June 08, 2009
Dexter: Season 2
Dexter: Season 2 Everything that was wrong with this season could have been fixed by liberal application of pie.
Posted by Griffinheart on May 18, 2009
Superman / Doomsday
Superman / Doomsday Caught another great episode of Justice League Unlimited the other night. It had everything: time travel, super heroes, robots, cowboys, robot cowboys, dinosaurs, robot dinosaurs...everything and a few good quotes too:

Wonder Woman after blocking bullets from a old West Colt pistol: "Those are the biggest, slowest bullets I've ever seen."

Card player #1: "I call--four kings and an ace."
Card player #2: "That's a might bit perplexing seeing as I have four aces and a king. I suppose I win."
Posted by Griffinheart on May 01, 2009
The Fifth Element
The Fifth Element Could've sworn this had been reviewed already...

I didn't really find this movie to be so much shallow as superficial (I swear there's a distinction). The acting veered into parody range on occasion, but I think that's what the movie was going for. It is what it set out to be.

I enjoyed this a good amount. I'm never quite sure what score to give something, but I think this deserves at least an 8/10.
Posted by Griffinheart on April 27, 2009
Transformers
Transformers I remember when I was a kid, my grandmother would read me some of those little Transformer books. She couldn't pronounce "Decepticons", so she would say "Deceptions."
Posted by Griffinheart on April 27, 2009
Resident Evil: Extinction
Resident Evil: Extinction I flipped onto one of the Resident Evil movies and saw a soldier get trapped in a room of moving lasers. When I saw the lasers split (halfway through their arc) into a net, I turned it off and felt better for it.
Posted by Griffinheart on April 12, 2009
Knowing
Knowing Anyone else think this movie poster looks very similar to Serenity's?
Posted by Griffinheart on April 11, 2009
Superman / Doomsday
Superman / Doomsday Just saw an episode of Justice League Unlimited with Doomsday in it...it was abysmal. Not only was Doomsday a Superman clone, but Doomsday talked...which completely sucked the cool straight out of him.
Posted by Griffinheart on March 27, 2009
Superman / Doomsday
Superman / Doomsday Any one ever read the Superman comic called something like "For the Man Who Has Everything"? It was a great story where Batman, Robin, and Wonder Woman visit Superman at his Fortress of Solitude only to find Superman enveloped in a parasitic plant that gave its victims their heart's desire in dream form. The comic was great, and the Justice League cartoon did a fairly good adaption of it.
Posted by Griffinheart on March 24, 2009
Superman / Doomsday
Superman / Doomsday I understand; there are some characters I just hate as well. I usually find Batman and Wolverine to be off-putting as I think they're given way too much credit and leeway in stories. There are only so many times Wolverine can act like a distant loner before I lose interest.

Batman, on the other hand, usually feels like a plot device more than an actual character. Any time a difficult situation arises, Batman breezes by impossible obstacles with some miraculous plan/device that could only have been constructed/brought due to prior knowledge. Superman has a limited arsenal, but Batman has no limits. I'd rather read about a constrained god than an omnipotent mortal.
Posted by Griffinheart on March 23, 2009
Superman / Doomsday
Superman / Doomsday I'll assume that you're dropping the score to 7.5 and not by 7.5 points. Really, this does deserve at least an 8.

As for knocking Superman stories in general, I do generally prefer other comic characters as well. Less godlike characters are easier to relate to and easier to write quality stories for (Wow, someone's shooting a gun at Superman...oh, wait, that can't hurt him). Still, when a story is good, it's good, and this was better than the average comic-based feature.
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