Movies Reviewed, 1999

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Magnolia - up - a film as great and daring as this comes very infrequently. p.t. anderson is absolutely a genius. i strongly urge you to see it.

Shakespeare In Love - down - Saving Private Ryan was better, much better. Paltrow has good tits, but that's it.

Green Mile - up - good and my dick. actually it was one of those that makes you think about how screwed the world is. well done. you should see it.

Uncle Buck - up - another great john hughes/candy instant classic.

Cruel Intentions - up - surprised that it wasn't horrible...started out great, but pulled a hollywood...still see it.

Junior - i love arnold, but the movie wasn't that great...a bit hokey...see it with a kid or something. down.

Stand By Me - up - it was on my favorite movie i remembered why. a must see!

American History X - way up - great film about lots of things. it's on the list of 'you should watch this before you die'

Army Of Darkness - up - really good, watch  the first (evil dead) too. different feel, but both are worthwhile.

South Park: Bigger, Longer, And Uncut - up - really really funny for those with some sick humor, like me. not for anyone under 16. just as good the second time.
Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory - up - one of the best movies matter your age.

Full Metal Jacket - up - probably Kubrick's finest, in my humble opinion...talks to social issues as well as entertains...witting comedy. Must See!

Taxi Driver - up - didn't see the whole thing, but from what i saw i was able to remember how good it was the first time i saw it. a definite must see.

Night At The Roxbury - up - entertaining. slightly annoying at times, but has some good jokes and memorable moments.

American Beauty - up - up there with fight club...funny, smart, good acting, good story...inspires like fight club and leaves you thinking.

Fargo - up - a great film...funny as possible...great acting and cinematography. very good. see it.

Planes, Trains, And Automobiles - way up - best comedy ever. there are some that make you laugh harder, slightly, and some that make you laugh more, slightly, but none that do both to this extent...every single time.

Fight Club - up - more proof that fincher is a good director. leaves you thinking...funny...great acting.

10 Things I Hate About You - up - teenage flick, but has two hotties and actually has it's good moments. not a total waste of time.
Amazon Women From the Moon- up - random, funny, much like airplane and other slapstick comedies.
Any Given Sunday - up - Oliver Stone rocks with this one. I knew right away it was going to be a great movie. It didn't disappoint. Good message about sports, old vs. new, etc. Great camera work and acting. Lots of cameos too...look for mr. stone himself...some old football players (lt and brown among others) and t. owens of the 49ers.
Austin Powers: Spy Who Shagged Me - up - one of the most witty comedies i've seen. really funny. great characters. as good as the first.
Blair Witch Project - over-hyped...many believed it was real...i knew it wasn't and was still happy with it. watch it and see for yourself. it's funny and scary. independent films can rock. up.
Boogie Nights - way up - an absolute must see! the second best movie of the 90s, next to pulp fiction...maybe the second best ever...after die hard...excellent.
Children of the Corn - down - lame...shouldn't have even tried...not scary...except maybe once.
Cube - up - not the greatest film ever, but worth watching if you have nothing else to do...
Die Hard - up - more 'classic' lines than any movie ever, for me. all around great. one of the 5 best movies ever...without a doubt. most underrated film i can think of.
Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - up - steve martin is gold.
Do The Right Thing - up - spike lee is a genius...even if I don't understand everything he tries to say in his films I just accept that it's genius. this film, however, leaves little to wonder about. strong, true, & great.
Dune - down - boring, odd, nothing special...david lynch officially becomes an annoyance.
Election - up - one of the better films of the year...funny...witty...timeless. great all around...see it.
Evil Dead - up - must see. if you are by yourself you may be scared, but it's more of a comedy to see with friends...and what a crack up it is. very gross too.
Hard Eight - up - obviously it's a thumbs's p.t. anderson. not as good as magnolia or boogie nights, but still good. anderson is a really good writer and of course an excellent director...this movie shows him in top form.
Jerk - up - can't go wrong with steve martin...simple as that.
Kids - controversial as fuck...realistic as fuck...a MUST SEE film for anyone! up.
Life - up - not too bad. good actors.
Matrix - up - good entertainment, even though there is the fact that keanu can't act for shit. 1/05/00...the fourth time i saw it was the second best time. saw it on dvd and saw it was deeper than kung fu and SFX...e.g., the programmer's speech about denying one's impulses...the bad guy's speech about humans being virii...obvious, but well put. oh and it's a great action flick too.
Notting Hill - up - not a total waste of time...has its moments. roberts is hot. funny scenes are actually funny.
Other Sister - Giovanni and Juliette Lewis prove they are good retards, but that's a good thing in this case - thumbs up.
Pi - up - definitely one of a kind...well really good all around
Poetic Justice - up - anything with Tupac is a must see, but singleton (boyz in the hood) failed on this movie - oh and janet jackson is a worse actress than she is a singer.
Predator - up - for a long time it was my second favorite movie...of course i only owned about 5, but it stands the test of time. sfx are sufficient. arnold rocks. really is timeless...great one-liners...can't say enough about it. see it.
Rounders - up - not bad film. watch it, if not only for ed norton and matt damon.
Se7en - up - great film watch it or die
Sixth Sense - up - still good the second time i watched it. definitely see it. good date movie. not like i would know.
Star Trek II: Wrath of Khan - up - I hear it's the best of the series, but i like IV more. still a good flick.
Time Bandits - up - fell asleep during it, but while I was awake it had some humor to it, even entertaining.
Very Bad Things - not as funny as expected, but it is quite a journey...check it out anyway. up.
When A Stranger Calls - down - your basic thriller, but gay. the sequel is way better...see that one.

grading scale:
A+ 4.3
A 4.0
A- 3.7
B+ 3.3
B 3.0
B- 2.7
C+ 2.3
C 2.0
C- 1.7
D+ 1.3
D 1.0
D- 0.7
F+ 0.3
F 0.0
F- -0.3