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.

Movie Rating Review
March of the Penguins :  7/10 Somewhat cheesy in its anthropomorphic overkill, but very good nonetheless.
Sister Streetfighter :  5/10 This sequel has nothing to do with the other 2 Streetfighter movies except for a few shared actors (who aren't even reprising... more
Zombie Genocide :  5/10 Sixty minute homemade zombie film. Admirable for a bunch of Scottish undergrads, but sloppy as all get out.
My Neighbor Totoro :  8/10 Miyazaki film with beautiful characterization and animation. The plot is a bit thin and just seems to end at the wrong place.
Gattaca :  7/10 Slow moving sci-fi ala Brave New World. The DNA distopia idea isn't very interesting, but a decent formula mystery.
The Return of the Streetfighter :  6/10 Mediocre sequel. Too many flashbacks and not enough story. A few good fights make up for the bad spots.
Movie Rating Review
Burial Ground: The Nights of Terror :  6/10 This one is so bad it's good. Another Italian zombie movie. This one has bad overly lit make-up, no plot, ridiculous situations... more
The Streetfighter :  8/10 A violent and gritty kung-fu movie starring Sonny Chiba. Terrisan is basically playing a kung-fu version of Tuco from the Good... more
Don't Torture a Duckling :  6/10 Early thriller by Lucio Fulci. Moves along pretty well , but the story is predictable with some laughably misplaced moments of... more
The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou :  8/10 Much better than the Royal Tanenbaums. Slow paced and unfunny at times, but worth viewing for the art direction alone.
The Diabolical Doctor Z :  6/10 Low Budget 60s exploitation by Jess Franco. Entertaining, but not quite as stylish as I expected. The soundtrack is excellent... more
Spellbound :  7/10 Documentary about National Spelling Bee. Not a terribly deep movie, but entertaining nonetheless.
The Bird with the Crystal Plumage :  10/10 Dario Argento murder thriller. Fairly ridiculous plot, but makes up for it in style, pacing and music.
Mill of the Stone Women :  7/10 French Gothic horror from the 60s. Some creepy imagery and fairly good pacing for an old movie.
Blind Fury :  7/10 Surprisingly good drug cartel style 80's actioner about a blind martial artist hero played very well by Rutger Hauer.
Ring 2 :  5/10 Some scary moments, but mostly just retread and patchy story telling.
Serenity :  10/10 The best sci-fi movie since The Matrix. Fast, funny and intense. My opinion is probably tainted by my liking of the series,... more
Five Man Army :  3/10 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) :  5/10 More Fulci horror. Not much in terms of memorable scenes here, just the tacked-on drilled head scene. The zombies aren't... more
The Beyond :  8/10 Metaphysical Fulci Zombie movie. Lots of close-up gore and some good atmospheric scares.
Kung Fu Hustle :  8/10 Very funny and action packed kung-fu movie. Special effects aren't that great but it makes up for it in sheer energy.
Zombi 2 :  8/10 Refreshingly scary zombie movie. Nice soundtrack. My DVD was broken at one point.
Satanico Pandemonium :  7/10 Nice nun-sploitation film with lots of nudity and satanic creepiness.
Suspiria :  10/10 One of the most beautiful horror movies ever made. Great Goblin soundtrack included.
Undead :  3/10 Really poorly handled zombie sci-fi movie from Australia. Bad acting not enough gags, and boring