criminal

I actually got to see this movie last week at a free screening, but decided to hold off on the review until the week of its release to make it feel more relevant and hopefully avoid any trouble I could get into from reviewing it too early.

Criminal is about an imprisoned psychopath (Kevin Costner) who is the perfect candidate for an experiment due to a traumatic brain injury he suffered as a child.  This experiment involves the transfer of memories from a deceased CIA agent to his brain, giving him all sorts of abilities.  The CIA needs him to use the memories and abilities to help with a serious national security issue.

Looking for a review of Concussion, the Point Break Remake, or Alvin and the Chipmunks? Well I’m sorry (not really) to inform you that I saw Star Wars for the third time instead of seeing any of those.  So you don’t get reviews for any of those (yet?).  But it is that time of end of the year lists.  So, we’ll kick it off by talking about some movies that are truly terrible.  Before we begin, I have a confession.  Being a movie reviewer who is also on a college budget, I don’t see every movie.  I tend to avoid ones that I’ve heard are really bad, such as Fant4stic and Hot Pursuit.  With that being said, I still managed to see a bunch of god-awful movies.  Some of these I’ve been roped into seeing by other people. Others I had been told were good and ended up hating them.  For any of these that came out after I started this site in June, you can click on the title to read my review. Without further ado, here are the worst movies of the year:

spectre

Bond… James Bond is back in all of his shaken martini drinking, Aston Martin driving glory.

Spectre is the 24th movie in the James Bond franchise.  It follows 007 as he tries to track down a secret terrorist organization known as Spectre.  He is forced to do so (mostly) on his own as MI6 is under investigation and the double-o program is shut down.

Classic Movie Reviews are occasional posts in which I review a movie from the past. It might have to do with a movie coming out that week or just a personal favorite of mine. These reviews may contain spoilers.

As I’ve done in the past, I’m reviewing several previous movies in a franchise before a new installment (Mission Impossible movies, Terminator movies).  This time I’m looking at Casino Royale and Skyfall before Spectre comes out. I’m leaving out Quantum of Solace because I don’t like it and didn’t want to rewatch it to give it a proper review.  As always, these reviews will be a bit shorter.

casino royale

Daniel Craig kicks off his Bond career in my favorite movie of the series.