This is the End - 3/5
Good but highly overrated.
12 Monkeys - 4.25/5
Even better, after seeing it many times over many years. It holds up very well. The middle & ending are both great but could have been done better. The TV series is coming soon but I'm not sure I can get excited about it being made by the SyFy channel.
42 - 4/5
Leaves you wanting more.
The Hunt for Red October - 4/5
Bet this came across a lot better during the 80s.
Is Jack simply reincarnated by the hotel to undergoe it’s bidding, taking the form of a previous hotel guest who stayed there in 1921 and butchered his family, the hotel re-creating the same events that happened in previous years for generation after generation?
Twilight Zone esque endplay, Jack is kind of aborsed and taken away from the hotel and his current life when he dies after being driven mad by the hotel, who never wants residents to check out and is then locked into the photograph at the end, trapped in a forever single moment of time at the overlook ball.
You'll remember the butler tells Jack in the bathroom "you've always been the caretaker".
I think that's all the picture is really trying to express. I don't think it's anything more than that.
The Twilight Zone thing would be a good explanation. Otherwise its crap and never should've happened.
Rocky V, I mean, its by no means a great movie, but isn't nowhere near as bad as people say. Its actually fairly entertaining. Wished they would have chosed someone better than the guy that played Tommy Gunn though. And Rocky's kid.
Tommy Gunn was great imo. I thought he did very well considering he was a fighter, not an actor. Sage Stallone's performance was without flaws.