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Rembrandt: J'accuse! by Peter Greenaway - 4/10 - quite disappointing. It was unconvincing because there was scarce evidence offered as to why exactly we're supposed to look at the painting in that specific way and not another. The rest of the points the film made suffered from the same malnourishment.

Mr. Nobody - 3/10 - Ugh. I don't have much tolerance of new-agey, life-is-so-pretty type of films, and this one was peppered with pseudo science to make it even worse. Also, I don't think it had a point at all. It felt merely like an excuse to show cheesy sequences of flowers and lovers and mothers with sons in a very bad imitation of Amelie.


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Cherry Bomb.
Character development was lacking, by the end I really had so much indifference towards the three of them. Not a particularly original or interesting storyline either IMO. Average in just about every way. 5/10.
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I just watched PBS for the first time in many, many years to check out the feature-length doc LennonNYC (which I'd heard about when it screened at the New York Film Festival a month or two ago). I'm a great Beatles and Lennon fan, of course, but I didn't have all that much knowledge or familiarity with that part of Lennon's life and career in New York, so I enjoyed this a lot. There's a lot of great archival material, too, so it should be worth watching for any fan.


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La Bohème, 9/10

Well, my rate may be a bit biased for the fact that La Bohème is one of my favourite operas, but the truth is that the adaptation to cinema is very nice. No weird experiments, no revolutionary focus; just the music and the story, taking advantage of having several cameras and the posibility of closer shots to reinforce the drama. Anna Netrebko and Rolando Villazón are almost specialists in Mimí and Rodolfo, and their chemical is wonderful; the rest of the singers were also very good.

A night of opera for the price of a movie ticket. Honestly, a good investment.


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Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief - 4/10
Well, I knew this would be a disappointment, but I thought I'd give it a try since I just finished the series. The only thing I liked were the special effects, set design, and cinematography. Otherwise, it was pretty poorly written and a poor adaptation, IMO. It could've been better, but oh well.

Toy Story 3 - 10/10
I finally watched it! I could go on and on about this, but I'm sure the film has received plenty of praise already. The story was well-written and I found it just as enjoyable as the previous films before this. It was quite sad for me at the end, though, because this felt like it was a big part of my childhood. I don't have any complaints that I can think of at the top of my head.

How to Train Your Dragon - 9/10
Such an adorable film!! I really liked the characters, especially Hiccup and Toothless. (So cute ) The plot was excellent too - very unique and interesting. My only "complaint" would be that I wished it was longer, but that's not an actual flaw with the film. Otherwise, it's a really good kids movie that is, unfortunately, underrated.


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Pirates Of The Caribbean; The Curse Of The Black Pearl - I hadn't seen it in its entirety before. I know I am extremely late to the "Pirate" party, but this was really a lot of fun. The cinematography was very well done, and the story was quite interesting. 9/10

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Pineapple Express, rewatch
Not as funny as the first time I watched it, but still good. Totally not my typical kind of film, but there's just something so ridiculous about this one that I find it sort of irresistible. Plus, James Franco.

Percy Jackson
Meh. Let my Freshmen watch it right before Thanksgiving break because we just finished a mythology unit. It was fine for that purpose. They liked it, but I wouldn't watch it on my own.


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Oh, David Lynch, you and your antics delight all. There are certain filmmakers whose films are so their own, so very unique, that their identity shines through to the point where you feel like you're crawling out of the deepest recesses of their mind once you finish watching them. David Lynch is most definitely such a filmmaker. I don't know how to describe or review Eraserhead yet, as I finished watching it mere moments ago, but I certainly admire it, for looking and sounding so striking, doing so much with so little, and for going so, so, so out there. This is a first film. This is a calling card. And what might be even stranger is that not only did someone hire David Lynch a few years after this, that someone was Mel Brooks - who was producing The Elephant Man, looking for a director, and decided on Lynch after seeing this. I don't know how many movies can be accurately described as "nightmarish," but this one can.


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Something's Gotta Give-

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

Total Score = 83

Verdict- Aside from some cringeworthy crying fits (and I'm going to blame the direction for the over the top wailing here because Diane Keaton is so magnificent otherwise) and Nicholson's naked butt it's a pretty delightful romantic comedy starring two legends of cinema.

Incidentially, the AMC channel was running A Few Good Men (one of my favs and I believe I have mentioned before that I thought it should have won Best Pic) prior to, which is a film I've seen many times, but seeing the end of that again and then this reminded me how much I admire Jack Nicholson's acting. I may have to make it a triple feature and watch As Good As It Gets next...never seen it, long overdue


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I may have to make it a triple feature and watch As Good As It Gets next...never seen it, long overdue
Do eet! It's a little too long, but it's an excellent film with some great acting.


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I have seen Paranormal Activity 2 movie and It is too scary movie. I will give Paranormal activity 2 movie 7/10..


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9 to 5 -- 9/10

Just re watched this movie recently and I still love it . It's a good and funny movie about three women who get their revenge (so to speak) against their jerk of a boss.




The French Connection -- 9/10

Definitely worth the watch. It's interesting to see the differences between the way a movie was shot back in the 70's to the way they're shot now.

I prefer the way that they shot them back then. It was slower, less intrusive and less in your face. You got the chance to actually watch a movie... instead of having it be right in front of you. The whole 'right in front of you' thing tends to take me out of movies -- instead of being able to appreciate them for the most part.

The chase scenes in this movie are well done. They're actually watchable, and you don't get overwhelmed by them.

As for the storyline/plot -- it's based on a true story. Two NYC detectives ('Popeye' Doyle and Buddy Russo) do their best to break up a narcotics smuggling ring, and find the French Connection.

The acting is good throughout and it is a period piece -- as in the some of the language that is used during the film... since it takes place in the 70's.

Overall I recommend this film to anyone who likes a good action thriller. It really keeps you on the edge of your seat.


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Yeah, ok. I watched this documentary called The Thin Blue Line. There's something really interesting about documentary's and it annoys me that I've only recently started seriously watching them. So this one is about a hitchhiker accused and convicted of killing a Dallas police officer in 1976. The filmmaker, Errol Morris, interviews him, another suspect, and several lawyers, cops and the judge in the case. Morris takes a subjective view on the matter and tries to prove the innocence of the hitchhiker.

This movie is pretty much a landmark in terms of documentaries. So influential and groundbreaking, it changed the life of everyone depicted.


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Quite a departure for me, as I tend not to love/adore Disney movies the way I adore Pixar, but recently gave Tangled a chance. Lighthearted fun; the crazy horse character made it worthwhile. 7/10


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I enjoyed all the action & gun galore but I was disappointed with Mary-Louise Parker. Did she get botox in her face? There was little to no expression in her face & her body language in scenes where they're being attacked made no sense to me. She did not seem terrified or even tried to make it look like she was ducking for cover. I was expecting so much from her too since she is a wonderful actress. Helen Mirren, Karl Urban, & John Malkovich were spectacular. I guess I give this movie 8/10.


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The Town-

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

Total Score = 89

Verdict- Perhaps a bit contrived but otherwise a really excellent film. Nice mix of action and drama and an outstanding acting ensemble.


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Seen on HBO recently, this is one of the most balanced documentaries I've seen: honest, personal, factual, and to the point. It doesn't dramatize through any artificial means or try to push some sort of partisan agenda, and it manages that (monumental among recent documentaries) feat without belittling the issue. Former soldiers with PTSD will find understanding and realize they aren't alone; relatives and friends will get a better idea of what they're going through; deniers will have to confront present realities; those who let the problem go on, even encourage it to go on, will find themselves confronted; the unaware will get an idea of what PTSD is, why it's important to understand, and the extent to which it was ignored for years. This is one of those rare documentaries that everybody, in short, should watch.


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The Dreamers-

Acting- 9
Script- 8.5
Visuals- 9
Sound- 7.5
Editing- 8.5

Total Score= 85

Verdict- A provocative work of art; it's an engaging and fascinating film that fuses cinema, sex, politics, music, philosophy, and more. Eva Green (likely best known as the Bond girl from Casino Royale) is exquisite...her acting talent (and body, heh) is really on display here.


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The Social Network

Acting- 9.5
Script- 8.5
Visuals- 9
Sound- 9
Editing- 10

Total Score = 92


Verdict- So I finally watched this highly talked about film. It’s not as good as Inception, but it’s up there. Compelling enough to keep me awake at 4 in the morning, so that’s impressive. And unlike previous Fincher films I felt an emotional connection; mainly that Zuckerberg was an *** and I was sympathetic towards Eduardo. I gotta say though, I don’t know how I feel about the direction/script for this one. The fast dialogue was annoying and the structure was a bit odd. Furthermore there are odd things in the film which stuck out like sore thumbs-
  • 1 of the Winklevoss guys sounded computer generated
  • the crew race was pointless and jarring
  • that whole thing with the chicken was ridiculously silly

Anyways, even with all hype this film pleasantly surprised me and I would say that it at least deserves award nominations for the following-

Best Picture
Best Actor- Jesse Eisenberg
Best Supporting Actor- Andrew Garfield
Editing
Original Score

I would bet that director and script nominations will go with the BP nom, though I'm not sure I would agree either aspect is strong enough.


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The race is there to show that all of the issues with Zuckerberg continued to affect the Winklevoss', so much so that it cost them a race they most likely would have won. Look at the scene after the race when Zuckerberg is brought up.

As for one Winklevoss sounding computer generated, I didn't hear anything out of the ordinary. The twins are played by a single guy with his face transposed on another person's body, but the audio is perfectly fine. Maybe it was your source?

I, of course, think it's better than Inception when it comes to the script because it's nearly flawless and has no gaping plot holes.


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