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.

2011
Movie Rating Review
Tron Legacy 6 A lot of nerds were really excited by the prospect of a Tron sequel. What they all seemed to fail to take in to... more
The Green Slime 6 This is a late sixties Japanese monster movie but it stars mostly Western actors. The rubber-suit monsters, space ships and... more
2010
Movie Rating Review
Black Mama White Mama 7 And here we go again with what I thought was going to be another sleazy women in prison movie. To my surprise, the prison... more
Women in Cages 6 This was another grind house era women in prison movie. I suppose the twist here is that Pam Grier is the bad guy in this one.... more
All the Boys Love Mandy Lane 5 This was a slight twist on a typical teen slasher movie. A very, very slight twist which you will see coming from a million... more
Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus 5 This film was next in line in my recent rash of bad movies: Troll 2... Birdemic. Unlike those Legendary crap fests, this made-... more
Whip and the Body 8 I finally got around to watching this highly regarded Mario Bava film and it is definitely one of his better efforts. I am not... more
Megamind 6 A typical post-Shrek CGI animated feature. This was the first modern 3-D movie I have seen in the theater. 3-D doesn't add much... 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
9th Company 7 This is nothing you haven't seen a hundred times before in war movies. The Russian perspective of Afganistan is a bit of a... 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
Best Worst Movie 8 I've written about Troll 2 here before. Basically, Troll 2 is the epitome of a so-bad-it's-good movie. ... 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
The Incredible Hulk 6 Yet another superhero movie to bore me. I admit, this one was more watchable than Ironman. I guess I am more attracted to the... more
Anthropophagus 5 For a movie that is so imfamous for its gore, there certainly isn't much to see here. The shock moments aren't really that... more
Ironman 5 I am sick of superhero movies. Robert Downey Jr. gives a lively performance as Tony Stark, but, other than that, this is a... more
Get Lamp 8 Get Lamp is a documentary about text adventure games from Jason Scott, the director of BBS: The Documentary.... more
Despicable Me 8 I went in to this film ready to hate it but it wasn't that bad. It follows the same themes as Up with a cranky old man... more
Up 6 If they cut this film off at about 15 minutes it would have been a near-perfect short film. Unfortunately, once the main story... more
Birdemic: Shock and Terror 8 Incredibly bad film. Horrible acting, dialog and effects. The net result is an incredibly fun, so-bad-it's-good movie that you... more
Survival of the Dead 6 Another modern zombie movie that doesn't even attempt to be scary. I guess the Hatfields vs. McCoy setup could have been... more
Lucio Fulci's Conquest 6 The Spanish/Mexican/Italian answer to Conan or Clash of the Titans. This one feels more like the latter... more
Resident Evil 7 Another movie that has no reason for being enjoyable, and yet I thought it was pretty good. This could have turned into a 00's... more
Paul Blart: Mall Cop 7 This should be an awful movie. The fact that it is producted by Adam Sandler should be enough of a deterrant. But it turns out... more
Battle Royale 8 Another Japanese movie. This one is about a future where the only way to keep those rotten kids under control is to pick a... more
Uzumaki 6 Japanese horror movie about a town in which the inhabitants slowly become mesmerized by uzumaki. Uzumaki ... more
Perversion Story 6 A pre-gore Lucio Fulci giallo that, like most of Fulci's films, looks great with plenty of wonderful close ups and weird angles... more
Spider Baby 7 This is a cult classic from what I hear. I thought it was pretty good but not great-a little too heavy handed in its humor at... more
The Twelve Chairs 6 Mel Brooks's second feature doesn't do much to differentiate itself from every other late 60's era comedy. I found it rather... more
How to Train Your Dragon 8 Hackneyed story benefits from some amazing computer animation. Basically, it's yet another retelling of E.T. where kid finds... more
Zombieland 8 This was a somewhat refreshing take on the zombie genre with funny, Zombie Survival Guide inspired narration. The... more
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
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
Gamer 5 I can't believe this is not a SciFi Channel movie. It's okay, I guess, but the film tries too hard to be a Paul Verhoeven... more
Moon 9 Finally a sci-fi movie that isn't all about special effects (although there are plenty subtle effects to be seen here). The... more
The Maltese Falcon 9 Although the plot seems to bounce around from time to time, this is about as hardboiled as hardboiled detective films get. It's... more
District 9 8 A good well-paced sci-fi action movie. Didn't quite live up to the the hype and is mostly noteworthy because of the South... more
Troll 2 5 Yes, it's as bad as you've heard. Definately falls under the "so bad it's good" category. I would recommend watching this, but... more
Black Dynamite 8 This is not so much a parody as a straight-up recreation of a low budget 70s black exploitation film. The humor comes from the... 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
Giallo 8 Giallo isn't quite the return to form I wanted from Dario Argento, but it's a much better movie than the majority of... more
Une vieille maîtresse 6 A somewhat miscast French costume drama based on a 19th Century erotic novel. The male lead is played by a creepy man-boy /... more
Terminator Salvation 6 For the first 20 minutes or so I couldn't see why this film got such bad reviews. I was really enjoying it. And then they... more
2009
Movie Rating Review
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince 8 The series chugs along. Number three is still the best movie of the series, but this one performs as expected. The kids in... more
The Devil Rides Out 6 This is another film that just begs for more creepy atmosphere. As it is, it feels too much like a stage play with sparse and... more
The House with the Laughing Windows 5 I think I have a bias against films where the protagonist has a beard, unless said film contains magic and elves. Seriously,... more
Rec 8 Another shaky handheld camera horror movie ala Blair Witch Project or Cloverfield. This style is getting a... more
Conan the Barbarian 7 Back when I was a kid I had seen Conan the Barbarian sequel Conan the Destroyer at least half-a-dozen times.... more
The Big Doll House 5 The Big Doll House is a 70s women-in-prison film which featured Pam Grier in more of a supporting role. The film is... more
Coffy 7 Another Pam Grier blaxploitation film cut from the same cloth as Foxy Brown. This one is not as well paced or... more