21 Jump Street (2012)

Two mismatched, young-looking cops get assigned to 21 Jump Street, an undercover operation tasked with finding the supplier of a new synthetic drug.

Better than I thought, I’m looking forward to the sequel.

IMDB Score 7.2/10
Amazon Score 4.1/5

 

Old School (2003)

A group of middle-aged men start a fraternity to relive their glory days and hang out with college students.

Good but not great movie with a pretty star-studded cast.  I would call this a teen sex comedy, but there isn’t that much sex and no teens.

IMDB Score 7.2/10
Amazon Score 4.5/5

 

12/12/12 (2012)

At a whopping 1.8 on the IMDB Suck-o-meter, this horror movie is horrid.

Born on 12/12/12, Sebastian is the spawn of the devil and people around him start to die.

IMDB Score 1.8/10
Amazon Score 2.3/5

 

12 Angry Men (1957)

A classic in the Criterion Collection, 12 Angry Men sit in a jury room reviewing the evidence in a murder trial.  In the first vote, 11 men say the defendant is guilty and one man isn’t sure so votes not guilty.

The movie progresses by reviewing the evidence and talking it out until they can finally agree on a verdict.

I saw this as a play in a neighborhood high school.  It is still quite good.

IMDB Score 8.9/10
Amazon Score 4.8/5

 

984: Prisoner of the Future (1982)

Prisoner 984 doesn’t know why he was judged guilty and thrown into prison, yet the interrogations continue and he doesn’t know anything.  The Movement, however, keeps it up.

While I’m sure the producer thought this was a taught psychological thriller, I just found it dull.

This movie isn’t available as a standalone movie on anything but VHS, but it is in a collection of science fiction.  The focus is soft like it was taken from tape rather than a film.

IMDB Score 4.2/10
Amazon Score 3.6/5

 

11:14 (2003)

In a somewhat convoluted tale, the lives of several people are told and their interrelationships are explored as their stories are told as events to each happen at 11:14 pm.

Just involved enough to hold your interest without being overly complex.  Not a bad movie, but lacks a real ending.

IMDB Score 7.2/10
Amazon Score 4.2/5