The Monster-alchoholic divorced mom surprisingly has a bad relationship with her daughter, so they get to work out their issues whilst being stranded in a wrecked car avoiding a monster (the title character) who keeps eating paramedics and stuff. capably acted, and the monster looks like the murder dog from Ghostbusters, but not worth 90 minutes of your life.
The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane-well, I certainly didn't know THIS movie existed! 13 year old Jodie Foster seems to have the house to herself. why? oh, she killed her mom. she's too unbelievably adult to make this believable (seriously, she cooks dinner at one point), but there's a cute romance with a crippled magician kid and a scary turn by Martin Sheen as a hamster-killing pedophile too. good find, except there's (body-doubled, but still) child nudity that probably wasn't necessary.
The Golden Child-Eddie Murphy completely underwhelming fare about a little Tibetan prince child with mystical powers who gets kidnapped by secretly a demon Tywin Lannister and must be found by child-finder Murphy and his kung-fu female accomplice that Polanski did Polanski things to years prior. kinda like a really uninspired Indiana Jones in parts for some reason too.
The Crazies (2010)-haven't seen the original, but this is a mostly straight-faced don't drink the water because it makes you wanna kill people chiller with sheriff Olyphant acting like an actual real person would under the circumstances. some cool scenes like an autopsy implements struggle and a car wash massacre, but it's possibly too drab for most folks.
The Fog (2005)-haven't seen the original here either, but this one is one of the worst movies seemingly ever (currently number #77 on the IMBD worst list). just a terrible mix of no scares, no humor, poor acting, worse special effects and a confusing mythology involving a double-crossed leprosy-stricken ship captain searching for his reincarnated lost love or something. not good.
Flatliners-Schumacher thrillhouse (not really) with Kiefer, Bacon, William Baldwin, Platt and Juiia Roberts as med students exploring the afterlife by temporarily killing each other. it's a good idea, but explored super underwhelmingly with two of the characters having to deal with the bad karma of having bullied kids when they were young and Baldwin learning to stop filming all of the sex he's having, so it's not like there's anything interesting to resolve, and the afterlife footage is about the least exciting aerial footage of The Plains you can imagine. no long tunnels with lights at the end, floating above the people working on bringing you back to life or anything you usually hear about from the temporarily dead.
Anaconda-campy as all hell with Voight's sleazy accented snake-hunter being the only real highlight. he gets eaten at the end and then spit out and then before he keels over he winks at JLO. seriously. reminded me of blown-up Gus Fring adjusting his tie. I guess it's always cool to see Owen Wilson get killed off too. the snake efffects are as bad as you would hope for in a movie this silly.
Swordfish-Travolta as a terrorist-stopping bad guy (yep) in this raunchy actioner with nude Halle Berry and a scene where hacker Hugh Jackman gets a full bj while under considerable duress. there's some fun movie references and a bit where a bus gets air-craned and things get precarious, but I'm not sure what this was overall.
The Runaways-with Dakota Fanning as Cherie Currie and Kristen Stewart as Joan Jett. this doesn't seem to tell the band's story in considerable detail (not that I know it anyway), but instead just focuses on those two and all the predictable biopic stuff you'd expect. there's a bit where only the singer gets put on a magazine cover, for example. michael shannon is outrageous as kim fowley, as you'd also expect.
WarGames-Broderick and Sheedy (already too old to be playing high school students) in this kids almost causing World War 3 thriller. i didn't necessarily buy Broderick having to change his school grades when he comes off like the smartest kid alive at other points, but this is actually pretty good with a really well-done ending where the computer learns a hard fact of life.
I Know What You Did Last Summer-JLH, SMG, FPJ and Ryan Phillippe run over a guy and then dump his body in the ocean, but he's totally not dead yet and comes back to hook-murder his way to vengeance. it's from the Scream writer, but doesn't try to be too funny. it's mostly just a typical meh slasher, capably acted by the good-screamer girls. I don't really get why the killer starts offing people who had nothing to do with it, except to increase the body-count.
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer-it should be "Two Summers Ago," but that's not a very good title. in this one the still-alive JLH wins a trip to a tropical resort with Brandy, Mekhi Pfifer and someone else, but it turns out the hook-guy is still alive and he starts killing even more people who had nothing to do with his almost dying, all while FPJ is trying to get there to save the day. early Jack Black is in here as a typical stoner character, as is Jeffrey Combs as an unnecessarily angry hotel manager. it stinks. that said, there's a part three, and yes I'm going to watch it.