‘Iron Man’ Irons Wrinkles Out Of Brain

Posted by The Gimcracker in Beratings, Movies on 19. May, 2008 | 1 Comment

That title is meant to be taken in a good way, although taken negatively it also aptly describes the movie. Iron Man is about the beginnings of a super hero: how the cockiest guy on Earth is convicted with the duty of saving humanity from an evil corporation that he helped build. He has no [...]

American Gangster

Posted by The Gimcracker in Beratings, Movies on 21. Apr, 2008 | No Comments

American Gangster is one of those movies that I wish I didn’t love. It’s not particularly edifying and it contains a lot of nudity. At least it wasn’t Eastern Promises nudity, and for that I’m thankful. It’s the true story of a self-made 1970s drug lord who rose to the top and fell right back [...]

3:10 To Yuma

Posted by The Gimcracker in Beratings, Movies on 28. Mar, 2008 | 3 Comments

You don’t see westerns too often these days. The last good western I saw was Tombstone, and each time I re-watch it on TV (pretty much once a week), I realize how fast it’s climbing up the ranks of my favorite re-watchable films of all time. Naturally, every western I see is/will be compared to [...]

Dan In Real Life

Posted by The Gimcracker in Beratings, Movies on 24. Mar, 2008 | 2 Comments

Dan In Real Life wasn’t the film I was expecting. I was expecting Stranger Than Fiction and I got The Family Stone mixed with Little Miss Sunshine. Although somewhat thrown off at first, I came to realize I liked it because it was nowhere near as excruciatingly frustrating as The Family Stone or awkward as [...]

Cloverfield vs. I Am Legend

Posted by The Gimcracker in Beratings, Movies, Reference Burst Theory on 28. Jan, 2008 | 12 Comments

A few weeks ago I saw a little film – don’t know if you’ve heard of it – called I Am Legend. It was good. Dang good. Yesterday I saw another movie called Cloverfield. It was better. Dang better. And that’s saying a lot because I Am Legend got at least a 2/10 Berating (soon [...]

Casino Royale: Best New Bond Yet

Posted by The Gimcracker in Beratings, Movies on 18. Dec, 2007 | 6 Comments

I really enjoyed Casino Royale and let me tell you why. I got really tired of the Pierce Brosnan flicks which got progressively worse and worse. The franchise needed new life, and a new bond was the ticket. It’s sort of like the Batman pictures which started out great but declined rapidly until we were [...]

The Devil Wears Prada

Posted by The Gimcracker in Beratings, Movies on 11. Dec, 2007 | 4 Comments

Keeping up with the theme of belated Beratings, I decided to officially B-Rate a film that I saw in theaters and just recently bought on DVD for my wife. Picture me sitting on the couch sipping Diet Coke curled up under a blanket with a lovely fire burning watching The Devil Wears Prada with my [...]

Top Fiver: Blacklisted Films

Posted by The Gimcracker in Beratings, Movies, Top Fivers on 13. Nov, 2007 | 9 Comments

Imagine the worst movie you’ve ever seen, and then take that movie and replace the dialog with Chinese, the soundtrack with the constant squeak of a rusty shopping cart wheel, the lead actress with Angelina Jolie, and the director with Satan.

These are my current all-time least favorite movies, thus they have been etched into the annals of The Blacklist. And let me tell you, it’s a very dark place down there. It’s darker’n a black steer’s tookus on a moonless prairie night.

Transformers: 4/10 Berating

Posted by The Gimcracker in Beratings, Movies on 21. Aug, 2007 | 11 Comments

I understand this is a little belated. I understand 10,000 people have blogged on this film. I understand everyone and their mom has seen it and loved it. You’re still not getting out of your Berating. I’m just putting it out there – you’re welcome to pick it up or send it right back my [...]

The Bourne Ultimatum: 1/10 Berating

Posted by The Gimcracker in Beratings, Movies on 06. Aug, 2007 | 6 Comments

The Bourne Ultimatum is the third and final installment of the trilogy about former CIA assassin Jason Bourne. I must say, I was blown away. The Good The cinematography, score, directing, acting, stunt effects, and plethora of settings were all superb. This movie did something that few movies are able to accomplish, especially in this [...]

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