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The Help (Tate Taylor, 2011) 3/5
The typical movie where the acting is much better than the movie itself. Actually, the cast is so great that most of the script flaws go unnoticed. The movie wasn't well balanced at all and the transition between genres, drama and comedy, sounds artificial. A serious theme shouldn't be exposed in such a light way. Thankfully, as I said, the performances are good enough to keep your attention. They basically save the production. It deserves the praise it has been receiving. I would add, though, that Bryce Dallas Howard is amazing on it and I don't understand why she has been snubbed. Maybe, she was even better than Jessica Chastain. And, of course, her role is far more challenging than the others. I wished she received some recognition too.


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^ Yeah, that sounds about right. Emma Stone has been shoved aside as well...


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Beauty and the Beast 3D (Gary Trousdale, Kirk Wise) 4.5/5
We all know that the main reason of these re-releases of Disney's classics is money, although, rewatching on the big screen is always a pleasure.


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Judgment at Nuremburg -- 8/10

Just saw this film recently and it really made me think. It's a movie that takes place a few years after WWII ended, and people who were involved with the Nazis are being round up for trial. Spencer Tracy plays Chief Judge Dan Haywood, an American judge on a tribunal who helps to try the accused.

Burt Lancaster plays Dr. Ernst Janning, one of the accused. What Judge Dan Haywood goes through in terms of finding out what went on during the war causes him to think things over, since things weren't black and white. Dr. Janning lets people know this during the trial, along with the other accused.

By the end of the trial, the Judge's mind is made up and he makes his decision... what it is though, is for you to find out once you see the film. I don't want to give it away. It is that good of a movie. A dark and somber one, but still one that is worth watching after all these years.

As for the acting, everyone did a great job, keeping the atmosphere tense and moving at the same time. It most certainly earned the Oscars that it did win and those who were nominated and didn't win one, still earned every one of their nominations.

It's a film that's still relevant to this day.



Die Hard -- 8/10

Been wanting to see this one for quite some time now, and it was worth the watch.

Bruce Willis plays Officer John Mcclaine, a New York police officer who goes to Los Angeles to visit his ex-wife and kids for Christmas. He ends up meeting his ex-wife at the yearly Christmas party, and that's when things go sideways . A group of terrorists, led by Alan Rickman's character, Hans Gruber, have their eyes on something that the Nakumora Plaza building contains, something that his ex-wife's boss doesn't want him to have.

So now things are that much more complicated for Officer Mcclaine. Now he's in one heck of a situation that he didn't plan on getting into.

I'd continue onward, but I'd hate to give anything more away... it's more fun to see than it is to talk about .

As for the acting, everyone did a fine job in their roles, but two people really stood out to me (and no, one of them wasn't Bruce Willis -- yes he did a good job, but these two really stayed with me), Alan Rickman did a splendid job as Hans, and he did a kick butt impression of an American accent... and his dry humor cracked me up at times, he was a great foil to Willis's character, John Mcclaine; and Reginald Veljohnson did a wonderful job as Sargent Al Powell, who at first glance appears to be just another inept cop, but at the end of the day really surprised me as a character.

You'll have to watch until the end to see more of what surprised me from Sgt. Powell though... since if I said much more it would give it away.

Overall, this movie was a surprise to me and I'm glad I took the time to watch it.


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Just saw Driving Miss Daisy. I'd give it a 9 on 10. It had me sobbing in the last five minutes or so. Simple, beautiful movie and some remarkable performances from both Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.

And Hans Zimmer's title track is excellent.


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Just saw Driving Miss Daisy. I'd give it a 9 on 10. It had me sobbing in the last five minutes or so. Simple, beautiful movie and some remarkable performances from both Jessica Tandy and Morgan Freeman.

And Hans Zimmer's title track is excellent.
That movie was just wonderful . It's one of my favorites.

Labyrinth -- 7/10

An interesting take on Alice in Wonderland, that has David Bowie playing the king of the trolls, who has his minions take the main character's baby brother.

It goes on a little bit movie wise and is somewhat odd , but it's still worth the view. Especially if you're a Muppet fan .



The Artist -- 9/10

Finally got to see this movie !!

It was worth every penny that I spent. It's a fine love letter to an artform that is long past and was long due in returning to the big screen.

Acting wise, everyone played their parts well... as for the atmosphere of the movie, it was accurate to the time the movie was supposed to take place in.

Loved how each of the movie titles represented a part in each character's life. It was a good way to transition viewers as the movie went on.

Also, loved how music was interspersed in the film. It helped to draw me into the movie that much more... and only added to the atmosphere. They did a good job in terms of showing what old Hollywood was like, before all of the hustle and bustle.

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Was just how much sound intrudes in our lives . I really appreciated the peace and quiet, over the loud and in your face ness of modern life. It was a nice retreat into a bygone era .




I definitely recommend this film.


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Saw "Chronicle" and was impressed. Not a long film (under 90 mins) but they manage to squeeze in a lot. Basically it's about three teenagers that acquire telekinetic abilities, with the main focus on the one teen that seems to have missed the old quote that "with great power comes great responsiblity" and the schtick that comes with it.

This review says it best for me.

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Hehe..the flying scenes are worth the price of admission.


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Soylent Green -- 7/10

Just got the chance to see this film and it was well worth the rental. A New York police detective gets involved in a murder case and finds out there's more to it than meets the eye.

Acting wise, everyone did a pretty good job. The atmosphere seems appropriately grim for an overpopulated setting in the future. The movie itself seems a little bit dated at points, as in the furniture and such, but the themes are still relevant today.

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As in dealing with women being treated as furniture/window dressing, or lesser than men; and the whole treating those who are poor like crud... and having them live in bad conditions and feeding them whatever slop that the companies choose to make... instead of what's good for them.


It's still worth the watch, just to see the film unfold and the truth come out. Heck I was surprised at just how much this film made me think about things, when it came down to what corporations/companies could be doing to people's food supplies, etc.


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Many consider Soylent Green as prophetic.

I guess I'm one of them.


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Mmmm...Soylent Green.


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I like Diet Soylent.



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I liked it. Shows just how hard this kid works. An exhausting schedule. He was out there performing despite illness. Seems to really appreciate his fans, who for the most part, are adorable. He's a talented kid. He doesn't deserve the hostility some aim at him. A very entertaining behind the scenes film.


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Many consider Soylent Green as prophetic.

I guess I'm one of them.
It definitely is. And it's rather scary ...

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@ AlderanBlack: I like the Soylent buns myself, they make for good sandwiches...


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Big Fish 8.5/10

I hadn't watched this movie before, what is a pity... A beautiful fairytale, with all of Burton's imagination but without his gloomy side. I loved how the tales intertwine each other and how Ed's son finally accepts his father's fantasy world (almost made me cry). Albert Finney and Jessica Lange are great, not to mention Ewan McGregor, who does a fantastic job. Wonderful cinematography, and lovely music by Danny Elfmann (of course).


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Star Wars, Episode I: Phantom Menace 3D - 7/10

I had so much fun watching it in the cinema. I plan on going to all 6 films. I don't think 3D adds anything of value to a film, but I'm glad for the excuse to go see them on the big screen.

Both Liam Neeson and Ewan McGregor are insanely hot.


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Tron -- 7/10

Just got a chance to see this film recently and it was worth seeing. The graphics are good for the period in time it was made in, but look rather funny by comparison to what's out there now . But aside from that, it's a decent family film and one where the acting was nice enough and the script kept me interested.

Kevin Flynn was a software engineer for Encom who was fired by Ed Dillenger; Flynn tries to get information about Dillenger, but is thwarted by the MCP (Master Control Program), which in itself wants to hack and gain control of as many programs as it can.

Overall this movie is worth watching, just to see the fun action and adventure sequences and the good 80's music soundtrack.


Tron: Legacy -- 8 to a 9/10

This sequel was actually an improvement over its predecessor. Not only were the graphics leaps and bounds better than it, but the story drew me in that much more.

Kevin Flynn's son Sam, is left alone by his dad, who goes back to work on the grid and vanishes... what happens after this, I don't want to give away, since it's so fun to watch.

Everyone worked their butts off on this sequel and it shows from the acting all on down to the graphics, atmosphere and music.

There are quite a few nods to the original movie as well, from some of the music to some of the props. It was fun seeing what was nod this time around.

It's fun for the whole family.


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The Descendants-

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

Total Score = 90

Verdict- Well at least the Academy made a good choice with this one as a Best Pic nomination. I feel that Shailene Woodley was snubbed for supporting actress though and no doubt she had more of a presence then any of the actual nominees, not to mention the winner. Probably no need to mention but Clooney was fantastic as usual and will have been robbed if anyone else wins Best Actor tonight. As for the story, it was very moving with a nice balance of emotions, albeit an uncomfortable watch at times. Only thing I really would have changed though is the ending scene (should have faded out with Clooney and his daughters camping on the land) and perhaps a bit less Hawaiian music?


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Yes, I saw The Descendants this weekend.

Excellent film! Really enjoyed it. Felt as if I were watching real people on the screen, not just actors.

Clooney is excellent, and Shailene Woodley outstanding as his oldest daughter Alex. At first, you think Alex is just an angry teenaged brat, and then the truth of the situation comes out and you understand why she is angry. Then Alex's innate maturity and supportiveness of her father and younger sister really begin to show.

And the guy who played her dopey boyfriend cracked me up. Dude, just keep your mouth shut and stop saying stupid things around this stressed out family! But, actually, his heart was in the right place.

I loved the Hawaian setting (the colour of that sea - wow!) and how the film gently showed that even living in a lovely place like Hawaii isn't exactly some kind of magical protection against life's curveballs! Also liked all the stuff about Matt's family history.

9/10!


Also saw Carnage. Wickedly funny, I was laughing out loud. Worth it to watch Kate Winslet and Jodie Foster, both of whose acting careers are stellar , chewing out the scenery. 8/10


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Yes, I saw The Descendants this weekend.

Excellent film! Really enjoyed it. Felt as if I were watching real people on the screen, not just actors.

Shailene Woodley outstanding as his oldest daughter Alex. At first, you think Alex is just an angry teenaged brat, and then the truth of the situation comes out and you understand why she is angry. Then Alex's innate maturity and supportiveness of her father and younger sister really begin to show.
Yeah, she showed great range. It's weird because early on in the awards race she was getting all kinds of recognition and then the guilds and Oscars blew it. My only thought is that maybe they'd had enough of her teen angst in Secret Life of the American Teenager...but then who are we kidding, the old farts in the Academy surely didn't watch that. No, they simply have poor judgement and have lost relevance.

Incidentally I find it interesting the NBR (one of the few groups to recognize Potter's finale) awarded Shailene Best Supporting Actress.

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Yep, that was an interesting focus. I really liked the Clooney voiceover at the beginning that set up that concept that we see play out.


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The Decoy Bride - 6/10

A romantic comedy that, to be honest, doesn't tell anything new. However, it's unpretentious and charming enough to make you have a nice time. The landscapes are beautiful, and the cinematography makes the most of them, while the picturesque local characters give a bit of extra humour. The cast saves the main characters from being too cliché ones; Kelly McDonald is lovely as the frustrated, disillusioned girl, and David Tennant's puzzled guy is both hilarious and tender (and yes, I confess... gorgeous). I don't understand yet why they had to put him into those horribles clothes of the 70's, but the lovely scene with the deaf couple puts me in a forgiving mood.

So, in short, not a brilliant movie, but nice enough for a saturday night when you are in low spirits.


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Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy - 9/10

Fantastic! Such an elegant film, seamlessly mixing subtlety and intrigue, and depth and suspense. Beautifully shot, too.


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