Movies I've Watched
I've certainly seen more than this, but I figured I'd update this list with some of my thoughts for the movies I've watched more recently.
Star Trek: Nemesis
I know this movie gets a bad rap and it does have its issues, but I still enjoy it. Last time seeing the Enterprise E in action.
I know this is considered a classic, but I can’t say I liked it all that much. It had its lines, but I’m a “meh” at best on it.
Mad Max: Fury Road
Maybe I’m not the target audience but I found this movie to be weird and incredibly predictable.
I enjoyed this. I’m not 100% sure how much was dramatized, but it provided a good look at both the interest in the science and the post-WWII realization of what they did.
Typical ‘80s movie, but enjoyable. Some good bits of humor and baseball.
Even 40 years later the sci fi & horror aspects hold up. The movie was and is fantastic!
This was a typical romantic comedy. It had some good scenes and a positive message.
I enjoyed this. It had a good mix of humor with a positive message.
Star Trek: Beyond
I’m not entirely sure I enjoyed this as much of the others, but it was definitely Star Trek and a good Trek action film.
Star Trek: Into Darkness
I know there’s a bunch of hate over the Khan reveal, but I actually enjoyed this movie. It even brings in some of the moral commentary Star Trek is known for.
I enjoyed the reintroduction to the Star Trek series. The replacements for Kirk & crew do a great job reprising the roles and there’s a good mix of humor and action.
For the Love of Spock
This was a nice look back into Leonard Nimoy and what he brought to Star Trek and science fiction in general. It was through the eyes of his son Adam and had actors from all walks of Trek and other shows on it. It wasn’t afraid to talk about the more-grim side either.
This was particularly dumb, but it still had some good humor. It wasn’t the best movie ever, but I enjoyed it.
Dungeons & Dragons: Among Thieves
I enjoyed this movie. It was a good fantasy flick with a good mix of humor. Chris Pine was funny, Michelle Rodriguez brought the action and the supporting cast were likeable.
Charlie Wilson’s War
I’m not entirely sure what I was expecting when I started this. It wasn’t a bad movie and Tom Hanks did a great job, it just felt kinda “meh”.
I enjoyed this with its twists and turns.
The Gray Man
This was definitely a good action flick. Ryan Gosling and Chris Evans both did a great job.
The Shawshank Redemption
I don’t know if I ever saw this all the way through, but the movie was fantastic. Tim Robbins & Morgan Freeman were great in it.
Some things I remembered from the book…some things I didn’t. I didn’t hate the adaptation.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
40 some years later, this still holds up.
This is Where I Leave You
Wasn’t a bad movie. It had a good mix of humor and drama. It was a little predictable though.
Sorry to Bother You
This movie started off good…then jumped the shark.
I’m not sure how to feel about this other than it feels very much like Wall Street.
Death on the Nile
Had some nice twist and turns. While the ending made sense, not entirely sure how we got there.
The Harder they Fall
I enjoyed the movie. It had good action sequences and the cast was fantastic.
Had a lot of good laughs from this. Jonah Hill and Lauren London had good performances.
The movie was not as good as I remember it being.
I’m not sure what the hype was around this. De Niro, Pesci & Pacino were good, but the movie dragged on way too long.
This was a weird movie. Felt kind of weird given the way the story was told versus the true parts of the story
Jurassic World: Dominon
Definitely glad I didn’t see this in the theaters. Nothing compares to the first Jurassic Park movie.
This had a good cast and Daniel Craig was fantastic. Definitely some good twists.
It wasn’t quite as good as I expected and kind of predictable, but I still enjoyed it.
Star Trek: Generations
I feel like this is an underrated Trek film. Outside of an annoying plot hole (that I see), it’s actually a solid Star Trek movie.
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation
Definitely by far my favorite Christmas Movie. Great cast with plenty of good jokes.
Whiskey Tango Foxtrot
Tina Fey did a good job in her role here. Ending wasn’t quite as satisfying as I was hoping for but it was still good.
A Christmas Story
Finally saw this classic Christmas movie all the way through. I know it might be sacrilege, but my thoughts were “meh”
It was a good mix of dumb and fun, I really enjoyed it.
Don’t Worry, Darling
This movie was creepy.
I didn’t hate this. I don’t want to give much away, but they didn’t do a horrible job of adapting the characters.
The Munsters (2022)
Was dumb...but not necessarily in a bad way
Clear and Present Danger
It's been a while since I had seen this, and even longer since I had read the book. It wasn't bad, but I'm not sure how well it's held up.
Some of it was predictable, other parts weren't. Didn't draw me in as much as I'd hoped but was still worth watching.
Star Trek: Insurrection
I know this isn't one of the favorites of most Trekkies, but I actually really enjoyed it. It does feel a bit like a 2 part episode but that's certainly not a bad thing.
Star Trek: First Contact
Arguably the best Star Trek TNG movie. Brings in philosophy with a nice mix of horror and action. Patrick Stewart was fantastic.
The Bob’s Burgers Movie
It was your typical Bob's Burgers episode...only movie length. I did enjoy it.
I had been meaning to watch this for a long time. I enjoyed it tremendously. Chadwick Boseman does a fantastic job as Jackie Robinson
Don’t Look Up
I think the scariest part of this movie was how much I could totally see this happen today given the state of politics in America.
No Time to Die
Some good action scenes, but the main villain didn’t make much sense to me which definitely put the movie on a down note.
Was an enjoyable twist on Charles Dickens’
I really enjoyed this. I thought they did a good job of telling a new story while still paying homage to the past.
A dumb but funny movie with a great cast.
Muppets Haunted Mansion
This was basically what I expected.
Not one of Craig's best Bond films, but still a good Bond film nonetheless.
Not sure how I feel about it. Somehow, despite it being satire, it felt rather accurate to what happened in Afghanistan.
The Hunt for Red October
I've generally enjoyed Tom Clancy novels, and this movie was done well. Connery & Baldwin do a great job.
I had only heard of Robert Hanssen, while dramatized, this did fill in some of the gaps. Great acting by Cooper and Ryan Phillipe.
I enjoyed this telling of the end of Bonnie & Clyde. Costner & Harrelson did a fantastic job.
This had been on my list to watch for a while. It was a good movie, but I guess I didn't feel like the ending was as satisfying as I hoped it would be.
Gordon Lightfoot: If You Could Read My Mind
My Dad often listened to Gordon Lightfoot while I was growing up, so needless to say, I've grown an appreciation for his music. This was an interesting documentary about his life and history with folk music.
As a baseball fan, and a fan of Michael Lewis' writing, I loved the story of how baseball has probably seen its biggest change in the last 50 years with how teams are built and players evaluated.
9to5: The Story of a Movement
I always knew that women have had it tough in the workplace. This documentary gave me a much better understanding of the fight they've undertaken.
The Current War
I went into this thinking this was an Edison vs. Tesla movie and was pleasantly surprised that it was far more than that.
Wasn’t a horrible adaptation of Sherlock Holmes, but I still prefer Sherlock & Elementary.
I'm still not sure how I feel about the movie, but it has a fantastic cast.
Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country
This is my second favorite original Trek movie. Coming out right around the end of the Cold War, this does a good job relating to that time in history.
Definitely my favorite Daniel Craig Bond film. The interaction between Judi Dench as 'M' and Craig really shines here.
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier
As much as I love Star Trek, the only redeeming part of this movie is probably Kirk's "What does God need with a starship?" line
Capital in the 21st Century
Informative and disheartening at the same time. This documentary does a good job of looking back at what led to the current economic inequality and the rigged system.
Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
Star Trek & time travel...often a fun mix.
Star Trek III: The Search for Spock
Being an odd-numbered Trek film, this one often gets overlooked. It’s still one of my favorites.
Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan
The quintessential Star Trek film. Definitely one of the best, if not the best Trek film.
Star Trek: The Motion Picture
Better than I remember it, but awfully slow.
Quantum of Solace
Not one of the better Bond films. Still a decent action flick.
The Game Changers
This was an interesting documentary about plant based diets. Part of me felt it was trying to sell me on the idea of going more plant based, but it does follow other things I’ve read. Worth a watch.
The twists and turns of this movie were enjoyable. Christian Bale and Hugh Jackman did phenomenal jobs.
Daniel Craig does a fantastic job stepping into the role of 007 in this. The casting all around is fantastic.
Die Another Day
Brosnan's final film as Bond is another good one.
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
I really enjoyed the intrigue in this one. It did take me a little to pick out the characters though.
This was definitely a Coen Brothers film. It was solid, not as funny as I expected, but still good.
The Nice Guys
I enjoyed this one. Russell Crowe and Ryan Gosling play well off each other.
The Death of Stalin
Can't say I really understood this one.
The World is Not Enough
Definitely better than I remembered it. Still the weakest of the Brosnan Bond films.
The Royal Tenenbaums
I wasn't a huge fan of this one. It had a few moments here and there, but overall I didn't really get it.
Tomorrow Never Dies
Another good Bond film.
Man of the Year
I seem to remember liking this movie a lot more when I first saw it. Still not bad.
Still one of the best Bond films out there. A great intro to Pierce Brosnan as 007.