The purpose of these pages is to keep the genres separated for easy use. Lets be honest here, some of you are never gonna watch an art house movie or a war movie, so why bother reading those reviews right? The movies on these lists are at least 3 chili peppers or above. Most of them didn't make it onto my Hall of the Fame, but that doesn't make them unworthy of your time and consideration, in my opinion, they are still very worthy watches.
I have placed my reviews in chronological order according to their release dates and the reviews that I have created are purposefully brief. I intend only to encourage you to view without giving away too much, so you will only get an idea of what kind of a ride you can expect once you commit to the couch for your viewing. If you are looking for a review of a particular movie, I encourage you to use the search bar on the home page for quick genre referencing.
The children's section is extremely valuable when kids are over because you will most certainly not be heading to the horror section for the evening viewing selections on that night, and none of us wanna get bunked down for the night with a Dora or Diego DVD. So take my advise and watch something that won't leave you wanting to gouge your eyes out with a spoon from the 'Kid Friendly' children's list.
I have not added a classic section I have distributed the classics out into their appropriate genres, which means that not all of the movies on the list are new or even in colour. Again, that won't matter because if it's on any of these lists it sizzles and it's a worthy body of work.
A word of warning about the gritty section. A lot of these are not very pleasant movies, they are going to slap you down hard and kick you in the face. They are not the type of thing that you put on when you are looking for easy and relaxing viewing. Some of the films on that list really had a profound affect on me, so just be gentle with yourself. Seriously, if you watched them all in a weekend you could end up in a cuddle jacket, so try to stretch those gems out a bit please.
The biggest challenge when it comes to genres (and this really kills me) is working out where to put things because so many movies cross over genres. Horror and comedy, sci-fi and horror even drama and art house are often incredibly difficult to separate. I have done my best to put them where I think that they should go based on the type of experience that I got from it. For example, Zombieland is your classic horror/ comedy movie with about equal measures of both. I put it into horror because someone perusing for a comedy movie doesn't necessarily want to see a zombie get its head blown off with a shotgun, so horror it is. Is it still funny? Yes very, but it fits into the horror genre better and most of you would agree that a lot of people that enjoy comedy would not want to watch that movie. I am sure that you will disagree with some of my placings and for those people that are really miffed by it, I say "live with it!"
I have tried to not give away too much, hopefully the reviews will just serve as a teaser to get you interested, because at the root of it all, I really want you to watch these movies for yourself, I really do. I want you to get the same rush that I got from them, I want you to experience the thrills and spills, the triumphs and the tribulations, the genuine tears and the laughs that excellent cinema can provide.
I hope that you find something in these lists that you haven't seen and seek it out to watch soon. Happy viewing across all genres!