Archive for the ‘Movie Tally 2012’ Category

Movie Tally 2012: Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (2012)

Movie Tally 2012 – Tyler Perry’s Good Deeds (2012)

Directed by Tyler Perry

Viewed: 7/3/2012 (On Blu-ray)

Too melodramatic, poor writing and wooden acting from Tyler Perry himself. I couldn’t stay interested and it’s way too long.

    1.5 out of 5


Movie Tally 2012: Savages (2012)

Movie Tally 2012 – Savages (2012)

Directed by Oliver Stone

Viewed: 7/2/2012 (@ Regal Gateway 16 in Austin, TX)

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    3.5 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

Movie Tally 2012 – The Ballad of Jack and Rose (2005)

Directed by Rebecca Miller

Viewed: 7/1/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Good performance from Daniel Day-Lewis almost saves a pretty slow, thematically conflicted father/daughter story. Effective and solid soundtrack though.

    2.5 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Paranoid Park (2007)

Movie Tally 2012 – Paranoid Park (2007)

Directed by Gus Van Sant

Viewed: 7/1/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Solid effort from Van Sant sticking with him 00’s fascination with the younger generation.  Good cinematography and natural performances help elevate the material above a very basic plot.

    4.0 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Hombre (1967)

Movie Tally 2012 – Hombre (1967)

Directed by Martin Ritt

Viewed: 6/30/2012 (On Netflix Instant Watch)

Great performance from Paul Newman.

    4.5 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Thin Ice (2012)

Movie Tally 2012 – Thin Ice (2012)

Directed by Jill Sprecher

Viewed: 6/30/2012 (On Blu-ray)

Good acting with an interesting conman plot. It runs out of steam and the resolution is strangely messy.

    3.5 out of 5

Movie Tally 2012: Project X (2012)

Movie Tally 2012 – Project X (2012)

Directed by Nima Nourizadeh

Viewed: 6/28/2012 (On Blu-ray)

One of the worst films of the year. Mean spirited and vile with borderline moments of misogyny and animal cruelty. It’s also not funny at all.

    0.5 out of 5