Archive for June, 2012

Movie Tally 2012: The Fly (1958)

Movie Tally 2012The Fly (1958)

Directed by Kurt Neumann

Viewed: 6/21/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Pretty great horror/science fiction and decidedly more tame than Cronenberg’s version. Enjoyed it as a slower burn.

    4.0 out of 5


Movie Tally 2012: 21 Jump Street (2012)

Movie Tally 201221 Jump Street (2012)

Directed by Phil Lord and Chris Miller

Viewed: 6/21/2012 (On Bluray)

More hilarious the second time around.

    4.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Movie Tally 2012 – Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (2010)

Directed by Lauren Montgomery

Viewed: 6/19/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Good voice work and beautiful animation save a fairly boring and limp story.

    3.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: The Hustler (1961)

Movie Tally 2012The Hustler (1961)

Directed by Robert Rossen

Viewed: 6/19/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

One of the best Paul Newman performances in the best movie about pool ever made.  Dramatic, well acted and well paced.  Close to being a sports movie masterpiece.

    5.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Movie Tally 2012 – Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (2012)

Directed by Timur Bekmambetov

Viewed: 6/19/2012 (@ Galaxy Highland 10 in Austin, TX)

Terribly executed and incoherent visuals mixed with a sloppy as hell script prevent the ridiculous concept for the film from being truly fun. It has moments and Ben Walker is great as Honest Abe.

    2.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Demolition Man (1993)

Movie Tally 2012Demolition Man (1993)

Directed by Marco Brambilla

Viewed: 6/18/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Ridiculous in the best way possible.

    4.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Chronicle (2012)

Movie Tally 2012Chronicle (2012)

Directed by Josh Trank

Viewed: 6/17/2012 (On Bluray)

Solid if incredibly flawed film with very shaky CGI in places. The care with the characters is commendable.

    3.0 out of 5