Robert Wm. Gomez's

My Movie Journal

As I get older I find myself forgetting if I'd seen a movie or read a book. Since 2005 I have been keeping track of everything I watch, read and sometimes listen too or play.

2008
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Zombi 5: Killing Birds 1 Absolutely horrible. It was like a student film from a C student. The overly loud sound of chirping insects will drive you nuts... more
Space Chimps 2 Horrible CGI and, except for a handful of gags, not worth your time
Crimson 3 Gangster/mad scientist movie that is only worth watching tsee the satyr burlesque number in the middle of the film.
The Happening 4 Bad acting and a cheesy premise.
Zombi 3 4 Fulci literally phones this one in. A few interesting shots, but mostly poorly paced and horribly acted with no tension
Zombi 4: After Death 5 I thought it was better than Zombi 3, but not by much. More gore, and an effective opening. Paper thin plot and characters... more
Dario Argento's Trauma 5 It has its moments, but Trauma suffers from horrible dialogue (even for Argento), a wholly inappropriate score and many bad... more
Simpsons: The Movie 5 Like a long medicore episode. Very disappointing.
2015
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The Plainsman 2 Gary Cooper stars in this black and white western about Buffalo Bill and Wild Bill Hickok. It's a very boring movie and much of... more
World War Z 3 Well, the book wasn't great, but at least it was a new twist on the zombie genre. The movie is just terrible. The book was a... more
Five Shaolin Masters 4 I just bought another Shaw Brothers box set and am watching the films in chronological order. This one has a few familiar faces... more
The Omega Man 5 This classic sets itself up as a last man on Earth drama, but within five minutes kills that premise. The baddies are a set of... more
2005
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Undead 3 Really poorly handled zombie sci-fi movie from Australia. Bad acting not enough gags, and boring
Five Man Army 3 Dario Argento wrote this boring Italian Western. Featuring a non-exciting action sequence of a man running for five minutes and... more
The City of the Living Dead (a.k.a. The Gates of Hell) 5 More Fulci horror. Not much in terms of memorable scenes here, just the tacked-on drilled head scene. The zombies aren't... more
2007
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I Drink Your Blood 3 Low budget grindhouse production about killer, satanic hippies. Pretty boring. Only the last, zombie-flick inspired 10 minutes... more
The Devil's Rain 4 Even Shatner and Ernest Borgnine in a goat mask can't save this lame devil worshipers movie.
Knives of the Avenger 5 A viking tale that's a bit too weak on style and action
Buio Omega (Beyond the Darkness) 5 Cheesy Italian horror film about a taxidermist who is infatuated with his dead girlfriend. It's a character study without any... more
2006
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Assignment Outer Space 3 Low budget sci-fi from the 50s. Only noteworthy for its hard-scifi aspirations.
Curious George 4 Very boring. Music gets annoying after a while.
Robot Monster 4 One of the worst movies ever made.
Dolls 4 Stuart Gordan further assures us that Re-animator was a fluke. Bad acting, bad story, and horrible music. There is an okay... more
Manhattan Baby 5 Lots of really nice close-up facial photography, but a dull plot. Only high point is the stuffed bird attack at the very end.
2013
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Ultraviolet 3 This not so much a movie as it is a seemingly endless collection of stylized hero shots. The dialogue is terrible, the story is... more
Decoy 4 A mediocre crime film from the forties with lots of hammy acting and a thoroughly ridiculous plot involving reviving an... more
Mr. Moto's Last Warning 4 Watch as Peter Lorre plays a Japanese man who is a master of disguise. This movie is pretty boring but it does feature a super-... more
Beyond the Door 4 This film is an Italian Exorcist rip-off that takes forever to get to the puking, cursing demon action. The first two... more
2010
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Split Second 3 A terrible sci-fi monster movie where the action exists mainly in the form of Rutger Hauer grabbing other characters by the... more
Friday Foster 4 You know you are in trouble when the most convincing performance in your film is by Isaac from The Love Boat. Despite... more
Dario Argento's Phantom of the Opera 4 After watching this, I think I am pretty close to having seen all of Argento's films. I held off on this one for so long... more
Zonbi Jieitai 4 No-budget Japanese zombie movie with a dumb story a few good gore shots and lots of horrible iMovie-quality digital effects. I... more
You Don't Mess With The Zohan 4 A heavy handed attempt at goofball comedy that fails at least 95% of the time. The makers of this film don't seem to grasp how... more
Hercules Against the Barbarians 5 How's this for a novel concept: the reason Poles were able to defend their realm against the invading armies of Genghis Khan... more
2016
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Dracula 3-D 3 I have finally gotten around to watching Dario Argento's most recent movie—his 3-D take on the Dracula story. Everything that... more
Fight Back to School 4 Stephen Chow could not save this tone deaf action/comedy. Made in the late eighties, there are maybe two or three genuinely... more
The Suspicious Death of a Minor 5 A forgettable Italian police drama starring a guy who looks like a young Victor Davis Hansen. Plot was something about... more
Tricky Brains 5 Having seen the horrible Fight back to School I wasn't expecting much from this early Stephen Chow comedy. This one at... more
2011
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Pulse 3 Woah! Joey Lawrence fights a sentient electricity monster. This is a lame made-for-TV quality film that takes forever to get... more
Captain America: The First Avenger 5 I didn't really mind the first third of the movie when The Cap'n is all weak and weirdly CGI looking, but the rest of the movie... more
2018
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Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets 3 I was hoping for another Luc Besson film at least on par with The Fifth Element, but this was terrible. It has some of... more
Shin Godzilla 4 Jeez, this one felt like sitting through a two hour school board meeting. 95% of the movie is just politicians sitting in rooms... more
2014
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The Reincarnation of Isabel 4 This is a confusing mess of a movie. Somewhere a midst the toplessness is a plot involving vampires, witches and ancient... more
Dead Space: Downfall 5 The creators of the Dead Space series must be really proud of the little story they came up with because it feels like... more
2009
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Meatball Machine 4 After seeing The Machine Girl I was itching for more Japanese splatter, but it turns out most of these movies suck.... more
2012
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Don't Look Now 4 Don't Look Now is known mostly for Donald Sutherland's naked gyrations. I was more impressed with his hobbity mop of... more
The House of Clocks 4 Aside from the laugh-out-loud "twist" finale involving a cat, a bag and a car driving down a winding road, this was, overall, a... more
Prometheus 5 What a pretty movie about characters which I couldn't care less about. I wanted so bad to like this movie but it is just so... more
2017
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Spirits of the Dead 5 Only the last of the three stories in this horror anthology is worth watching. It's directed by Frederico Fellini and is (no... more
The Heroic Ones 5 This Shaw Brothers kung-fu swordsman epic is a bit of an overly long mess. The "heroic" characters are kinda jerks who deserve... more