Movie Reviews

About Conrad

I’m not qualified to be a movie critic. I’m just a regular guy who loves movies.

The Fault In Our Stars (Movie Review)

Anyone recall A Walk To Remember? It was a super sappy tragic teenage love movie from the early 2000’s. It was painful to watch, but my wife insists the movie was key in our falling in love, so I can’t bash it too hard. That movie had a good soundtrack, but it was just too […]

By |July 1st, 2014|Pretty Good|0 Comments

X-Men Days of Future Past (Movie Review)

(SPOILER DISCLOSURE: There are no full-on spoilers in this review.  However in the analysis I do make references that might influence how you watch the movie.  If you haven’t seen this movie, stop after the first paragraph then come back and read the rest.)

Let me start by saying this was a “Great” movie. It […]

By |May 29th, 2014|Great|0 Comments

Bears (Movie Review)

Some family movies that kids enjoy are barely tolerable for the adults that have to go along with them. Some our downright painful. And yet others are just as enjoyable for the adults as the kids. In this case, we all really liked Bears.

The cinematography was amazing. Several times throughout the movie I asked […]

By |April 18th, 2014|Really Good|0 Comments

Divergent (Movie Review)

Pretty Good is not bad. It can seem bad when you consider that it’s short of Rally Good, Great and Amazing. But Pretty Good still has the word good in it. Much better than OK, Crappy or the dreaded Horrible (I hate you Twlight Eclipse Part 1). Post-Twilight, I just have a bad taste […]

By |March 30th, 2014|Pretty Good|1 Comment

Muppets Most Wanted (Movie Review)

I really enjoyed the Muppets reboot from 2011. I thought Jason Segel did a great job rejuvinating the franchise. It was a really fun movie. Not perfect in any regards, but it had some laughs, some heart and some great original songs. Parents liked it, kids liked it. It was a  winner. I would […]

By |March 25th, 2014|OK|0 Comments

Lone Survivor (Movie Review)

This was a great and powerful movie that I highly recommend, even though it was heavy and sad.  It touched on so many emotions so strongly.  I cried, I was angry, I was depressed, but most of all I was inspired.  I was skeptical about how this movie would work because you kind of […]

By |January 28th, 2014|Amazing|1 Comment

The Wedding Singer (Retro Review)

This is the first in what will hopefully become a regular series of “Retro Reviews”. More than anything its an excuse for me to watch an old favorite and try to pressure other people into watching it. The best part about these retro reviews is that I don’t have to worry about spoiling anything […]

By |January 3rd, 2014|Amazing, Retro Reviews|1 Comment

Last of the Mohicans (Retro Review)

So that The Wedding Singer wasn’t along in the Retro Review section, I decided to write a quick write up for one of my favorite movies of all time. Daniel Day Lewis stars in this movie as Hawkeye, the adopted son of Chingachgook, the chief of the Mohican tribe. To prepare for the role, Daniel […]

By |January 2nd, 2014|Amazing, Retro Reviews|0 Comments

The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug (Movie Review)

I’m probably in the minority finding this movie “OK” instead of at least some level of good or great. The CGI and effects were great. Gandalf is always cool. I didn’t mind seeing Orlando Bloom again. I even liked the female elf character they invented. Smaug looked cool, and who doesn’t like Benedict Cumberpatch. […]

By |December 30th, 2013|OK|0 Comments

World War Z (Movie Review)

Because I’m a big wimp, I don’t like horror movies.  Thankfully this was a “end if the world” action movie, not a horror film. Was world war Z perfect?  Obviously not. But it had enough original elements and was well made enough to be very enjoyable. It also made me realize that if there is […]

By |July 27th, 2013|Pretty Good|0 Comments

Monsters University (Movie Review)

I’m a little gun shy about animated sequels ever since Cars 2.  We loved the original Cars.  With 2 young boys we watched that movie a lot.  We owned dozens of die cast Cars cars.  We bought the Mater Tales DVD of shorts and really enoyed those.  So we had big hopes for Cars […]

By |June 28th, 2013|Pretty Good|0 Comments

Man of Steel (Movie Review)

If we’re being perfectly honest, I went into this movie with no real attachment to Superman.  I saw the 80’s Superman movies when I was a kid (and thought they were fine), but I never had any real bond to Superman.  I never re-watched those movies (which would be really hard because they are […]

By |June 28th, 2013|Pretty Good|0 Comments

The Internship (Movie Review)

RT Audience Score: 69

I have a special place in my heart for Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson.  They are each so good in their laid-back, smooth style.  And they work together so well.  I could make a list a mile long of movies I’ve really enjoyed that starred one or both of them.  So […]

By |June 16th, 2013|Pretty Good|1 Comment

Fast & Furious 6 (Movie Review)

RT Audience Score: 88
CinemaScore: A

I didn’t jump on board the Fast and Furious franchise until the 5th installment. I was finally convinced by Sport Guy and Adam Corolla’s endorsement. Up to that point I had written off the Fast and Furious franchise as over the top and ridiculous.  And granted, these movies are over […]

By |June 3rd, 2013|Really Good|0 Comments

Star Trek 2 (Movie Review)

RT Audience Score: 89I know that this movie is officially called Star Trek Into Darkness, but let’s be honest its Star Trek 2.  I didn’t like the previews for this movie.  They seemed dark, messy and melodramatic.  So although I quite enjoyed the Star Trek reboot I didn’t have too high of hopes for […]

By |May 23rd, 2013|Really Good|0 Comments