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.

2009
Movie Rating Review
Foxy Brown 8 This is the first film I am watching in my Pam Grier film fest and it's a good one. There plenty of over-the-top violence and... more
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
Supercop 8 Pretty good Jackie Chan faire. Not his best, but plenty of good action here.
Oira sukeban 5 An excuse to have a lot of topless women fight in poorly choreographed battles, while the camera zooms in to their private... more
Quantum of Solace 7 While still better than the majority of post-Connery Bond films, this one lacks the intrigue and story of Casino Royale... more
Max Payne 8 A lot of people hated this movie, but I thought it was pretty darn good. Okay, the demons were a bit much and there's not much... more
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story 7 Well, someone finally found a film genre that hadn't been parodied—the rock bio pic. They pull it off relatively well. The film... more
My Name Is Bruce 6 Bruce Campbell's self-depricating monster movie. Somewhat of a big in-joke, but I found myself laughing a few times.
Chocolate 8 Well done Kung-Fu flick about a retarded girl who knows how to fight.
Tokyo Gore Police 6 Japanese splatter. Despite the gore, it gets boring pretty quickly.
The French Sex Murders 5 Mediocre giallo from Dick Randall and Mondo Macabro
The Dark Knight 9 Even better than Batman Begins.
Sabata 8 A better-than-most Spaghetti Western with high-flying acrobatics.
Sukiyaki Western Django 9 Super stylish Japanese tribute to Spaghetti Westerns. Only hindered by the thick Japanese accents.
Wall-E 8 A fun movie but it felt shallow in the the end to me.
El Orfanato (The Orphanage) 8 Very good ghost story from the producers of Pan's Labyrynth.
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things 6 Dark story of child abuse and drugs.
Get Carter 7 Still not sure what I think of this. A brutal character study of an anti-hero with a confusing plot.
2008
Movie Rating Review
Enchanted 6 Mildly Entertaining Disney faire
The Happening 4 Bad acting and a cheesy premise.
Cloverfield 8 Very well done fake-real video horror.
The Case of the Scorpion's Tail 8 This is a pretty top-notch Giallo. It has George Hilton, Luigi Pistilli, a black hatted killer, bloody murder set pieces, sexy... more
The Odessa File 5 Lacks the pacing that could have made this a great spy thriller, and many of the performances are quite wooden. However, the... more
The Love Guru 6 A lot of people said this was horrible, but I didn't mind it so much. Funny but completly lacking in character development.
Tropic Thunder 6 Entertaining war film parody. A little bit too much of an action film at the end.
Kung Fu Panda 7 Decent animated feature that's completely cliche, but enjoyable.
La Decima Vittima 6 A quirky 60's sci-fi thriller meets bedroom farce. Fairly entertaining but the ending is muddled.
Simpsons: The Movie 5 Like a long medicore episode. Very disappointing.
Casino Royale 8 The best bond since the Spy Who Loved Me. The emphasis is on character development instead of over-the-top action sequences.... more
Evil Dead Trap 7 Japanese horror that draws almost note for note from Italian gore-maestro Lucio Fulci--synthy score, gratuitous eye gag, sound... more
CJ7 8 Shephen Chow's family movie that follows the formula laid out in E.T. a couple of decades ago. Chow knows his craft. Just when... more
Starcrash 8 "Imperial battleship, halt the flow of time!" This is some awesome trash. Mostly crap, but pay attention to the score by John... more
La Terza Madre: The Third Mother 6 Not at all worthy of it predecessors, Inferno & Suspiria, but at least it takes no prisoners when it comes to over-the-top... more
The Ruins 7 Not bad, considering the "monster" is not in the least bit scary. The initial set-up is a bit slow, but it picks up to become a... more
Contamination 7 Surprisingly, I was entertained by this. Yes, it's an Italian Alien rip-off, but Alien was itself rip off of the Italian Sci-Fi... more
Space Chimps 2 Horrible CGI and, except for a handful of gags, not worth your time
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix 6 This entry into the series suffers from long stretches not much of anything happening. I suppose you could argue that it's nice... more
The Host 6 Entertaining but thoroughly confused monster movie. The over-the-top comedic moments tend to jar you out of the already paper... more
The Machine Girl 7 Horrible story, horrible acting, and wall-to-wall fakey Japanese schoolgirl gore. I enjoyed every second of it.
Ratatoulli 9 The most visually impressive and stylized Pixar movie
Spiderman 3 6 In desparate need of some editing, this film runs about 1 hour too long with way too many lame sub-plots. But, worth watching... more
Superbad 7 Entertaining, but not quite laugh-out-loud funny. 40-year-old virgin was better.
Ti piace Hitchcock? (Do You Like Hitchcock?) 6 Actually, I liked this. Argento's painterly style is nowhere to be found but I thought the story never was dull and there were... more
The Stendhal Syndrome 8 The best of the post-Opera Argento films. Has moments of sheer brilliance, but plenty of crappy parts too. The score is... more
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 6 Entertaining, but didn't really feel like an Indiana Jones film. Maybe it was too effects driven, rather than stunt driven. I... 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
The House of Exorcism 6 An entertaining rethink of Lisa and the Devil.
Kidnapped 7 In many ways, much tighter than Rabid Dogs, but the ending ruins the film.
The House by the Cemetary 6 Fulci haunted house movie. Pretty slow until the finale.
The Antichrist 5 Starts out interesting but loses focus in the second, exorcist wannbe, half.