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Because it didn't contain the robbing and giving to the poor stuff and because it wasn't like the movies before it. The trailer itself shows it's an origin story. My only problem with the film is that it tacitly implies that taxation is bad.
I understand that. But they kind of implied it with the children somewhat... they had to steal in order to survive. And that's why Robin was (in part) trying to do what he could do... try to improve the poor's living conditions. In the end, (at least in this film) -- that's how he became an outlaw. By even daring to challenge the status quo. Not to mention -- stealing the spotlight away from King John, which really put some bees into his bonnet there.

Wish they would have implied the robbing and giving to the poor more, but in the end -- it didn't really ruin the movie for me though.

Why do you think so? I think that taxing the poor is bad. And that's what I got from the movie... that Robin thought that the rich taxing the poor was ruining the poor and the economy overall.


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I thought it was a bad movie. The story of George W Bush and the Iraq War needed a serious movie. I'm not sure what Oliver Stone was thinking when he made this. Josh Brolin does a good job as Bush, but the rest of the cast were awful. It seemed like a bad MAD TV parody. Entire years of the Bush presidency are skipped over in mere moments. They don't even mention September 11th.


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I thought it was a bad movie. The story of George W Bush and the Iraq War needed a serious movie. I'm not sure what Oliver Stone was thinking when he made this. Josh Brolin does a good job as Bush, but the rest of the cast were awful. It seemed like a bad MAD TV parody. Entire years of the Bush presidency are skipped over in mere moments. They don't even mention September 11th.
I'll admit, I haven't seen it, but my question with W. has always been, "Why?" "Why do we need this movie?" There was simply no need for Oliver Stone to encapsulate the Bush presidency at its tail end, (A) because it's not even fresh the nation's memories, it is our present, and (B) if he's going to take an approach that seems not far removed from the parody you see on late-night sketch comedy. There's no distance, it just seemed pointless.


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The Return of the King (1980 version)

Until now, I had seen only part of this film but not its entirety. Until now, I had also seen only three films that were actually so bad - no, so LUDICROUSLY BAD - that I couldn't even laugh at their phenomenal badness, that actively caused pain to my soul and all five senses: The Blair Witch Project, Gigli, and The Haunting of Molly Hartley. Now that I've watched this, beginning to end, let's just say I feel compelled to add a fourth item onto that list.

Normally, I would go into a bit of detail about a film when reviewing it - or, for that matter, bother to give it a rating - but the very thought of this piece of utter tripe is causing behaviorally conditioned tears to stream down my face and forcing me to be sick all over my keyboard and my bedroom floor. Now I have a great mess to clean up. Thanks, Rankin/Bass.

Do not - and, as my Good Turn for the human race for today, I repeat, DO NOT - watch this... I don't even know what it is... under any conditions.

Still need a reason? Singing orcs. Singing about how much they don't want to fight Gondor. "Where there's a whip, there's a way." I'm not making this up.

Overall verdict: Warning - viewing of this film is known to cause grand mal seizures, uncontrollable projectile vomiting, and Cancer of the Soul.

The forum will have to excuse me for the next few hours. What is th... dear God, I haven't even eaten pizza in four days...!


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Across the Universe

Acting- 9
Script- 8.5
Visuals- 9.5
Sound- 9
Editing- 8

Total Score = 88

Verdict- Hmm, I'm not sure what to say about this film. Well first off I enjoyed it quite a lot, but it's sort of a...a beautiful mess I guess you could say? There are some really odd/scattered parts but as a whole I think it's the first modern musical I have really enjoyed. A good story told well through interesting visuals (and the DP was none other then Bruno Delbonnel who of course was the cinematographer for HBP) and song. The singing and the use of Beatles music was excellent and I'm not even too fond of the Beatles (though I do love classic rock)


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Sin City

I enjoyed the parts with Nick Stahl and Elijah Wood

The rest of the movie was pretty dull.


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Revolutionary Road

Good movie acting wise, but a very depressing one overall.

Both Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet put their hearts and souls into their roles... and it shows. But sadly, this is one piece that I will not be viewing again. It's just too sad, tragic and heartbreaking.

But it does show what happened during the 50's and 60's very accurately... in terms of what women and their families went through -- in terms of having to live a lie.

Acting -- 10/10
Story -- 7/10 (because it's so depressing)
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Verdict- Hmm, I'm not sure what to say about this film. Well first off I enjoyed it quite a lot, but it's sort of a...a beautiful mess I guess you could say? There are some really odd/scattered parts but as a whole I think it's the first modern musical I have really enjoyed. A good story told well through interesting visuals (and the DP was none other then Bruno Delbonnel who of course was the cinematographer for HBP) and song. The singing and the use of Beatles music was excellent and I'm not even too fond of the Beatles (though I do love classic rock)
It's funny, this is actually word for word what I'd say, except the parts about first modern musical (I also enjoyed what I've heard of Avenue Q) and classic rock (I merely "like," not "love" it).


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Long Weekend

One of those annoying horror movies where a couple in the Australian wilderness being threatened by nature (yes I said nature) spend all their screentime arguing with each other and investigating every little strange sound they hear, instead of getting in their highly powered all-terrain vehicle and escaping from the easily escapable danger.


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I just watched the 2010 Robin Hood. I heartily give it a 4/5 rating. It's a deeply medieval retelling of the Robin Hood legend, set appropriately at the turn of the 13th century, and it involves all the appropriate intrigue of the Norman Yoke and the beginnings of the conflicts that would lead to the Hundred Years' War, albeit cinematically condensed. Full of all the requisite anachronisms, Robin Hood nevertheless paints a portrait of knighthood and nobility in the middle ages, and the birth of the nascent English identity under a somewhat charitably-written King John. (I do not feel John got a fair shake from history, as his beloved brother and predecessor considered himself far more French than English.) This is a film epic in scale and poignant in sentiment, with all the gratification of medieval combat and politics that a modern viewer could want. I feel this film is absurdly underrated and judged unfairly in contrast to more modern Romantic versions of the Robin Hood tradition, which themselves pay little homage to the traditions that preceded them, and it does well to focus on the struggles of the royalty and barony as good literature did. There are some flaws and some confusions, namely that it inaccurately represented gender roles and largely displaced the Norman decline (i.e. it assigned to the French the role of antagonist while domestic ire was well directed at its own aristocracy) but all in all I found it satisfying. I would understand if most viewers found little to love, but personally, I found all I was looking for in it.



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Mike Leigh's latest, Another Year.

Secrets and Lies is still my favourite Leigh film of all time, but Another Year is also outstanding. Lesley Manville gives an Oscar-deserving performance as the desperately unhappy Mary, and I loved Ruth Sheen's character Gerri.

10/10


Chico and Rita, a Spanish/British animated film about two musicians who meet in Cuba in 1948 and their up-and-down love affair in the ensuing decades.

Gorgeous to look at, fabulous soundtrack, and wonderfully romantic.

http://www.chicoandrita.co.uk/

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Moon - 9/10

What a powerful film. The best part of it for me was Sam Rockwell's acting. I thought the story was very moving and original compared to most sci-fi films. Pity that this wasn't acknowledged during the Oscars because I think there are some very award-worthy aspects of the film.


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Moon - 9/10

What a powerful film. The best part of it for me was Sam Rockwell's acting. I thought the story was very moving and original compared to most sci-fi films. Pity that this wasn't acknowledged during the Oscars because I think there are some very award-worthy aspects of the film.
Always glad to see people find & respond to this terrific movie. Can't wait to see what comes next for Duncan Jones.

The last movie I watched was the recently restored Metropolison TCM last night, an amazing new way to experience one of the most influential, but also one of the greatest, films ever made. It's my third time seeing it, and I know I'll be going back to this masterpiece many, many times in the years to come. It's visually stunning, the kind of film that leaves you feeling as if you're crawling out of the director's brain as it ends.


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Spaceballs


I love it. The evacuation scene is brilliant

The bit with the bear sneaking into the escape pod always cracks me up


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I watched Brooklyn's Finest.
I would rate it a: 6.9374 / 10.


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Watched two films last night, both that I'd already seen and adore:

Doubt - 10/10
No Country For Old Men 10/10

Perfect movies for me, despite being sort of polar opposites in content and execution. But they both rely heavily on fantastic performances full of subtlety.

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Watched two films last night, both that I'd already seen and adore:

Doubt - 10/10
No Country For Old Men 10/10

Perfect movies for me, despite being sort of polar opposites in content and execution. But they both rely heavily on fantastic performances full of subtlety.

Also glad to see the Moon love, as I also adore that movie.
******, I was about to review No Country too after rewatching it. Bleh. Anyway, 9.5/10.


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The Reader

Acting- 9
Script- 8.5
Visuals- 9.5
Sound- 8.5
Editing- 7

Total Score = 85

Verdict- While I'm not sure it was deserving of a Best Picture nom it's no doubt a well made film...and particularly excellent in some areas, such as Kate Winslet's performance and Roger Deakin's cinematography. The biggest problem I'd say is the editing/pacing. The film is a bit scattered and drags towards the end. The story wasn't exactly what I expected (and was a fair bit disturbing) but interesting nonetheless


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Lost in Translation - 7/10
It may be strange for me not to be in love with this film. Murray's acting is excellent and is by far the strength of the film. However, I felt the writing could have been better. It felt like it had more potential and could have been better if written a bit differently.


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Watched two films last night, both that I'd already seen and adore:

Doubt - 10/10
No Country For Old Men 10/10

Perfect movies for me, despite being sort of polar opposites in content and execution. But they both rely heavily on fantastic performances full of subtlety.
I loved both upon first viewing, but No Country doesn't quite have the staying power I thought it would.

Anyway...


Three Kings - 9/10

One of my favorites. The ending is mildly jarring because it wraps things up neatly (which feels out of place), but that doesn't tarnish the film as a whole by any means.


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