Hercules (2014): skip…typical Dwayne Johnson‘s flick! Scorpion King (2002) remember?!
Sin City: A Dame to Kill for(2014): watch… definitely better than the second one, as good as the first instalment.
The Machine(2013): watch…a decent small budget sci-fi.
Fed Up(2014): skip … we have seen the topic being discussed on TV many many times.
The Mechanic(2011)watch…probably one of the few movies with a plausible story, and had Statham in it. The other one was Transporter (2002). Having said that though I did watch a lot of his no-brainer films.
Monster University(2013)watch…the prequel to Monsters, Inc. (2001), which was original and much better. Mirren’s Dean Hardscrabble stole the scenes.
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2(2013)watch…the animation was quite good.
Enough Said(2013)watch…story was good. I liked Gandolfini, except Dreyfus sometime slipped back into her TV characters: Elaine, and Christine.
Despicable Me 2(2013)watch…I quite enjoyed this cartoon franchise.
The Fault in Our Stars(2014)skip…this was really for the romantics.
Lone Survivor(2014)watch…I really liked this film. Four soldiers fought against an army of Taliban fighters. Realistic and heart-wrenching.
Labour Day(2013)skip…unless you believe, in reality, a divorced woman in the 80s will allow a convict to stay in her house, falls in love in 5 days, and waits 25 years to be reunited!
Les garçons et Guillaume à table(2013)skip…a guy idolizes her mom, and every member of the family suspect he is gay, a girl wakes him to acknowledge that he is in fact heterosexual. I had trouble accepting the premise of this film.
Girl Most Likely(2012)skip…an adult child finds her way and rekindles with her family. Seriously, it takes her 10 years to figure out her friends are fake!
Pompeii(2014)skip…save your time, you are not going to miss much.
The Monuments Men(2014)skip…Hollywood-ed! I’d rather watch it on History Channel, if there is a documentary about the real people who saved the arts.
Veronica Mars(2014)watch…it will be much better experience if you had been a loyal fan of the TV series.
Frances Ha(2012)skip…aimless Millennial finding her way.
The Incredible Burt Wonderstone(2013)skip…not funny at all.
The Wolf of Wall Street(2013)watch…it’s too long, I got the story after mid first-act.
Small Time(2014)watch…I can relate to the story.
12 Years a Slave(2013)watch…it was too inhuman for me to watch.
The Smurfs 2 (2013)watch…I like smurfs.
Kill Your Darlings(2013)skip…another biopic of people I didn’t know; Daniel Radcliffe‘s Allen, didn’t convince me to watch the full thing.
Cosmopolis(2012): skip…either too poetic for a layperson to understand, or just WTF!
JackRyan:Shadow Recruit (2014)skip…pretty much a film made by and for Kenneth Branagh
Paranoia(2013)skip…a story full of holes.
Rush(2013)watch…great performance from Daniel Brühl as Nicki Lauda.
Coriolanus(2011)skip…unless you are a true Shakespeare fan.
The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug(2013)skip…same old, and there was drAgon.
At Middleton(2013)watch…unhappy married people trying to reclaim their youthful existence. Amazing duet scene between Andy Garcia and Vera Farmiga.
Arbitrage(2012)skip…Richard Gere in his usual deck-up suits, doing his gigolo walks; other than that the story of a corrupted, bankrucpted, and manipulative rich man and his family.
Lockout(2012)watch…the outerspace shots were well done. Silly story, but do give Guy Pearce a chance as an action hero.
Gangster Squad(2013)skip…Sean Penn‘s version of Godfather. Good looking sets and actors, nothing more.
Diana(2013)skip…Despite Naomi Watts‘s effort to make it look genuine, it didn’t.
The Impossible(2012)watch…a very real depiction of what happened, great actors.
Rushmore (1998)skip…despite my recent raving of Anderson’s films, I didn’t like its charm as much. Jason Schwartzman was so young as the lead.
Percy Jackson:Sea of Monsters(2013)skip…not cute,nor enchanting.
Side-by-Side(2012)watch…a discussion about film and digital production. It is like books vs. ebook.
Replusion(1965)skip…avant-garde at the time it was shown I bet, but it’s a bit rough watching it now… can’t really understand Carol’s psychie. Directed by Roman Polanski, his first American film debut.
20 Feet from Stardom(2013)watch… one of those background stories that should be told, and there it is.
Thérèse Desqueyroux(2012)skip…based on famous novel byFrançois Mauriac; only if you have read it.
Winnie Mandela(2011)watch…not for me, but Jennifer Hudson was great in it.
Mères et filles/Hidden Diary(2009)skip…as the French would call it,”melodrame”.
Louis Cyr(2013)skip…unless you are interested in finding out more about Cyr: the strongest man at the end of 19 th century.
Nebraska(2013)watch…if you like story of a really small Midwest town and the folks who still live there.
The Infidel(2011)skip…funny up to a certain point.
3:10 to Yuma(2007)skip…guess I really don’t like Western, however appealing the actors were.
Betty and Coretta(2013)skip…political story between the wives of Luther King. Jr and X.
Barrymore(2013)skip…if you want to watch the stage play on DVD.
Steel Magnolias(2013)skip…remade of the 1989 version, all black cast.
Brüno(2009)skip…just skip it.
L’âge des ténèbres(2007)watch…middle age, dead-end job, status of living and working Quèbec.
Mortal Instruments: City of Bones(2013)skip…WTF.
Season of the Witch(2011)watch…devil, possession,crusade,black plague.
Anna Karenina(2012)skip…unusual theatrical treatments, but just not my cup of tea.
Dorian Gray(2009)skip… to slow for me, nothing to grip onto either.
Munich(2005)watch…if you like political films… me, not so much, though respect the sad event happened at the 72 Munich’s Olympic.
Bachelorette(2013)skip…waste of Rebel Wilson’s talents. Just sad and bad.
Magic Man(2010)skip…no magic could have rescue this B-movie.
Leap Year(2010)skip…predictable and boring; even Lucky Charm couldn’t help.
The Backup Plan (2010)skip…it fell apart after 45 minutes.
The Singing Detective(2003) skip… the transitions were awful.
Infected (2008) watch…not the best sci-fi, but the actors drew me to it: Bellows, Nelson, and Rossellini.
We Bought a Zoo (2011) skip… Based on true story…it’s a family flic.
The Last Song (2011) skip… It lost me at Cyrus!
Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) skip…
Straight A’s (2013) skip…bad thing happened to rich people.
Takers (2010) skip…
Ip Man 2(2010) skip…typical Kung Fu stuff; Good guys vs Bad ones.
The Three Musketeers (2011) skip…Pirate ships in the sky-WHATEVER.
The Day of the Triffids (2009 BBC)skip…yawning bad.
My Girlfriend’s Boyfriend (2010) skip…only thing worths watching Alyssa Milano.
The Place beyond the Pines (2013)skip…good actors, esp. Ryan Gosling. Too dark for me.
First Position (2011) watch … good documentary about breaking into ballets at a young age.
So Undercover (2012) skip…looks like a script for Amanda Bynes, instead we have Miley Cyrus.
Little Fockers (2010) skip… fewer scenes of Jack and Greg the better! but it’s not.
Lincoln (2013) skip…no patient to watch the whole thing. For the part I watched, I still think this was better than Argo (2012) for it to snap the Oscar.
Mildred Pierce (TV- 2012) skip…I don’t like the story( I know it was based on the famous novel of same name)
Drop Dead Diva (Season 4 – 2013) watch… kind of the idea of Legally Blonde (2001) + Freaky Friday (2003)
Ruby Sparks (2012) skip…a twenty something version of Stranger than Fiction (2006)
The Perks of Being A Wallflower (2012) watch… not your typical high school teens drama. Twist is at the very end!
Oklahoma (1997-TV musical): skip…not my cup of tea
The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn Part 2: skip…I am glad this franchise was over; I kind of like the very first film, when the idea was fresh.
The Twilight Sage: Breaking Dawn Part 1: skip…nothing exciting about child-birth.
Hugo (2011): skip for me unless you’d like to know about the life of Georges Méliès, and it took a while to tell us that. So there was nothing to do with the mechanic robot as it was marketed in the trailers!!!
The Adventures of TinTin (2011): skip it is so life-like, it would have been better if it were cast with real actors. Otherwise, it is kinda boring.
Captain America The First Avenger (2011) – skip can’t get into the story
The Campaign (2012) –watch great satirical comedy of US political system.
Of Two Minds (TV 2012) – skip could have been a good movie to make people understand mental illness suffered by a family member, yet turning into a melodrama with all the cliches! It’s 2012, there is no excuse not having researched the illness before taking a sibling in and to weight the options! Husband in financial troubles and yet they live in a lake front two-storey cul-de-sac house?!
Battleship (2012) – skip there are some good parts but overall terrible.
Safe (2012) – watch no one is trustworthy! another possible franchise for Jason Statham. Good action movie!
Enduring Love (2004) – watch if you read the book by Ian McEwan of same title. There is a gay scene between Daniel Craig and Rhys Ifans!
Ted (2012) – watch it’s very funny and entertaining
Winter’s Bone (2010) – watch another big thumb up for Jennifer Lawrence’s performance. The culture of the Ozarks is very educational.
The Air I Breathe (2007) – skip most reviews keep quoting being a Chinese proverb; Happiness, Pleasure, Sorrow and Love are part of life that’s all they mean.
Frozen (2010) – skip they have to blame themselves for the tragedy.
Charlie Bartlett (2007)- watch could have been a prequel to Silver Linings Playbook(2012) regarding psychiatry and prescription drugs.
Bloodrayne: The Third Reich (2010) – skip definitely
The Lucky One (2012) – watch an obvious chick flick…
Clash of the Titans (2010) – watch the makings of the film are worth watching on the blu-ray disc.
Sparkle (2012) –watch Whitney Houston’s last cinematic role…
Something Borrowed (2011) – skip better than Brides War(2009), same kind of girlfriends theme. Best part is Ethan (John Krasinski)…wish he got the girl instead. Rest, like Darcy(Kate Hudson) puts it, “Whatever!”