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Old February 10 2011, 10:40 PM   #166
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So far the best movie that I have seen this year is Black Swan. Movie rocks.
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Old February 11 2011, 07:40 AM   #167
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27. Sammy Goes South (B-)

Sammy Goes South: I'm sure that if I saw this film in it's original, unedited form, I would have liked it a lot more. Child actor Fergus McClelland gives a terrific performance for a twelve year old, and the supporting cast is also good, especially an aging Edward G. Robinson. But the film is almost destroyed in the editing, which omits so much of the film that the original score had to be trashed and replaced with a new one (and the new score is less than outstanding). Transitions are awkward, and sequences of Sammy traversing the African continent that should be long and full of grandeur are cut so short that they leave the impression that his journey is little more than a few miles (the bad replacement score doesn't help, and makes me shudder to think of a film like Lawrence of Arabia without Maurice Jarre).

Still, even in its highly-edited form, a certain amount of charm comes through that even the American distributors couldn't eliminate. It helps that the entire film is filmed from the child's eye level--this is only violated a few times, and it really places us in the young Sammy's shoes.
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Old February 11 2011, 04:29 PM   #168
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15. The Beautiful Truth: B-
16. Strictly Sexual: C+
17. DOOM: C
18. Brothers: B+

Brothers - Natalie Portman, Jake Gyllenhal and Tobey Maguire star in this film about an Army captain captured by Taliban but presumed dead. His wife and immediate family move on. Some three months later he is found and the scars of what happened to him in captivity are exposed back home. Really liked this movie as it got a bit tense during the last act.
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Old February 12 2011, 08:42 AM   #169
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1. Alice in Wonderland (2010) - C-
2. Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) - A
3. Black Swan (2010) - A+
4. The Social Network (2010) - A
5. Cannibal! The Musical (1996) - B
6. Precious: Based on the Novel "Push" by Sapphire (2009) - B
7. Winter's Bone (2010) - C+
8. The Kids are All Right (2010) - A
9. The Lovely Bones (2009) - D

What the heck was that. The more films I see from Peter Jackson, the more I wonder if he really is a one hit wonder/hack. Ok, that's a little harsh, but I'm in a minority in not liking the LOTR films as much as most around here, and King Kong was a bitter disappointment. This movie was a lot worst, for various reasons. One of which was what the heck happened. I left the film feeling a bit confused on what I just saw because I'm not entirely sure what it was trying to say. Ok, so we have this girl who died and the family grieving over the death. For one, those victims of rape and murder were much too happy for the tone this movie was trying to convey, but also just I wasn't sure what the point of this film was most of the time. Also, the ending was very anticlimactic given everything that came before.

I think the main reason I didn't like this film though was it should have been more emotional than it was. I sat there and I just didn't care, and I probably should have. It needed to be more powerful than what it was, and in the end it just missed the mark. The only reason I'm not giving this film an F was because the scenery of "heaven" was beautiful, but was it really appropriate?
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Old February 12 2011, 11:31 AM   #170
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Jackson's earlier films are worth trying out. Brain Dead/Dead Alive is a terrific zombie flick, Forgotten Silver is a wonderful mockumentary, and Bad Taste is...well, it's good for the budget it was made on. I haven't seen some of his other, earlier films. The Frighteners is entertaining, if forgettable.
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Old February 12 2011, 12:37 PM   #171
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10. True Grit (2011) - A-
11. In Burges (2008) - B+
12. GI Joe - The Rise of the Cobra (2009) - B-
13. Serenity (2005)* - A-

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In Burges - Probably need to watch it again. Weird film.

GI Joe - The Rise of the Cobra - never knew that much about GI Joe. Impressed by the car chase scene through Paris.

Serenity - lost count many times I've seen this awesome film (had been watching Firefly over the few days)
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Old February 12 2011, 05:29 PM   #172
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Cyrus 4/4
Pirahna 3/4
Julie & Julia 3.5/4
From Here to Eternity 4/4
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Old February 13 2011, 02:20 AM   #173
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In Burges - Probably need to watch it again. Weird film.
I think it's great. The dialogue is just spot on, and the director wisely keeps the visuals just as interesting.

Oh, and it's In Bruges.
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Old February 13 2011, 06:13 AM   #174
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Piranha (2010)
The Searchers (1956)
Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time (2010)
Dreamscape (1984)
Moon (2009)
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Old February 14 2011, 03:54 AM   #175
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16. Strictly Sexual: C+
17. DOOM: C
18. Brothers: B+
19. Men In Black II: B-

First time to see this all the way through. Never did get around to seeing it in theaters. Only caught some of it on cable one time. Not a bad sequel even if it does seem to follow most of the beats of the first one. Alien invasion of course. The device being sought is small and contains much power, this time a charm bracelet vs the dog collar ornament. Liked Patrick Warburtons cameo, the beginning was a part I'd missed. Forgot about Michael Jackson's cameo, it felt even weirder now that he's gone.

Be curious to see what MIB:III cooks up for next summer.
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Old February 14 2011, 05:01 AM   #176
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10. Black Swan (B+)
11. Made in Dagenham (B)
12. Gentleman's Agreement (A-)
13. Barney's Version (A-)
14. Out of Africa (B)

Best Picture of 1985, it was a bit hard to decide how to rate this. On the one hand, despite being nearly three hours long, I found it quite easy to watch; but all the same, it's pretty inert from a dramatic perspective, and the central romance is understated to the point of lacking any real passion.

Director Sydney Pollack is clearly understudying for Sir David Lean's epic style, but compared to Doctor Zhivago or, say, James Cameron's Titanic, there's not really anything going on here apart from the romance. The movie covers almost 30 years, but apart from the beginning and end of World War I there are no real reference points, and the events don't matter much. There are a few stabs at evaluating the affects of British rule in Kenya, but not much else. Titanic was about Jack and Rose, but it was also about class, and had a wider story about the ship sinking that served as a climax; it was a straightforward melodrama, but that really worked. It's also remarkable, for a movie almost three hours long, how few characters there really are; it's basically about two people. There's never anything at stake apart from the lead character's happiness, and the romance isn't passionate enough to make us believe she'll never do without him. While on one level it's admirable that the film more or less hinges solely on the emotional ups and downs of its lead characters, this leaves the plot feeling quite arbitrary. There are some other people hanging around the periphery, but none of them really amount to anything, which makes some final scenes that hang on Streep bidding goodbye to her African servants unaffecting, because her relationships with them never amounted to a great deal.

And having written all that, I will say again that the movie never bored me while watching it, in spite of all that, so I can't rate it too lowly. It features a great lead performance from Meryl Streep, once again affecting a flawless accent. Robert Redford starts out as kind of a cipher, but his character gets a bit better defined as the film goes on. And, of course, there are two technical aspects of the film that probably stick with audiences more than anything else: the cinematography, which is truly incredible; and the score by the recently-deceased John Barry, which deservedly won the Oscar (Barry's death prompted me to finally see this).
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Old February 14 2011, 03:17 PM   #177
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9. Case 39 (2009) ✭✭

Yeah... I can see why this movie got shelved for 3 years. It devolved into a hot mess.

10. Cyrus (2010) ✭✭✭✭

An indie dramedy that's probably not for everyone, but I think John C Reilly, Marisa Tomei and Catherine Keener are some of the finest actors out there. Jonah Hill also gives a great performance.

11. Pirahna (2010) ✭✭✭

Hot girls, people getting eaten alive, It doesn't try to pretend to be more than it is.

12. Julie & Julia (2009) ✭✭✭ 1/2

It's probably about 30 minutes too long, but it's a good movie with a great performance by Merly Streep.

13. From Here to Eternity (1953) ✭✭✭✭

Great film. The ending really stuck with me... all these people with various problems and by the time WWII breaks out in America, none of it really matters.

14. Over Her Dead Body (2008) ✭ 1/2

It was on USA... I got caught up in watching it... I don't wanna talk about it.

15. Paranormal Activity 2 ✭✭ (2010) 1/2

I loved the original, but this was just more of the same with a bigger budget. It does set up a 3rd film though.

16. The Kids Are All Right (2010) ✭✭✭ 1/2

Great performances, but there was just something left to be desired from this film.

17. The Last Exorcism (2010) ✭✭✭✭

Well, I thought I would never find an exorcism movie I actually liked (The Exorcism of Emily Rose left me bored to tears), but this is a great film. It's a completely unpredictable and creepy film.
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Old February 14 2011, 06:31 PM   #178
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11. Beltesassar Animation Festival 17 - A. Another excellent installment in this not-strictly-legal internet-only collection of animated shorts from around the world. All of the videos included this time around seem to be available for free online, so I don't mind dropping a plug. Favorites include Logorama, a blistering send-up of our advertisement saturated consumer culture; Get Out, a french film about a door-phobic shut-in; and Broken-Down Film, ostensibly a homage to the early days of animation, but where the scratchy, beaten-up film print itself becomes the antagonist.

12. Buried - B+. Makes good use of it's Hitchcockian premise.

13. How to Train Your Dragon - A. Has a lot of fun with viking and dragon tropes without being too cliche. Very well animated.
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Old February 15 2011, 03:07 AM   #179
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18. The Other Guys ✭✭ 1/2
19. Saw 3D ✭✭
20. Nowhere Boy ✭✭✭✭
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Old February 15 2011, 07:48 AM   #180
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28. The Parallax View (B-)

The film was made in the 1970s (my favorite decade for American cinema), is a political thriller (a genre I always enjoy), and has two major set pieces that are set (and were filmed!) in my home state of Washington. I should like it a lot more than I do. To be sure, it's a decent film--even a good one--but it's never great. Despite good cinematography, a nice leading performance by Warren Beatty, it all rings a little empty. What is the Parallax Corporation? For what reasons are the two candidates in the film assassinated? Is anything Beatty learns before the end (what little he does learn) true? Ultimately, there are no answers to these questions. All we know for sure is that Beatty's journalist has fallen for the same trap that afflicts the "lone gunmen" in the film's opening.
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