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Posted on 7/19/10 11:09 PM
Rented "The Unsaid" because it was on the "Favorites" section. Can't really complain, can't really praise.
If you are into movies that are as sad and weird and dramatic as some people's lives are, you are going to enjoy it. If you are looking to be challenged at any level, you will not.
I had little else to do the afternoon I saw it, and I combined movie-watching with e-mailing, so I can say I appreciated it. Must be sad to know that your movie is almost background noise for someone in the middle of nowhere. No offense intended; I liked it.
Posted on 5/20/06 12:39 PM
I had read this book by Steve Martin over Christmas last year. I hate watching the movie before I read the book and this one looked like ot might be a movie I would enjoy.
The book was nice. Very short, but good. It was the kind of book where I actually watched my reading pace to make sure I did not finish too soon.
Las week I rented the movie. I liked it too. Claire Danes was not quite the Mirabelle I had imagined, but it was ok. Jason Schwartzman on the other hand gave a very good performance and definitely brought life to that character. I actually liked him better in the movie than in the book, which is something that almost never happens to me.
The movie -like the book- is very slow. I enjoyed it in a lazy Sunday afternoon, thinking about life kind of way. I almost wanted to jump into the screen a couple of times to shake some life into Mirabelle. It was depressing watching her turn off the lights at night without looking remotely tired. I guess going to sleep just to make the day be over is one very sad symptom of being alone. That's what I remembered most about that movie and that character: she missed out on what could have happened because she went to sleep before it was over. That I would not wish to anyone, but the movie and the book I would recommend. Watch it with someone you can hug if you want, though.
Posted on 10/28/05 07:12 AM
Halloween. I can not understand how that can be anyone's favorite holiday. I just can't. Why do we have a holiday to scare people? It's stupid. Yesterday to celebrate Halloween (way ahead of time) some friends ordered 20 (yes, 20) pizzas and rented House of Wax. I had warned that I hated scary movies but they didn't care at all.
After eating my slice of ham pizza (rating: 9/10) I proceeded to be scared and grossed out for the next hour and a half. We had rented House of Wax to watch Paris Hilton die, as would any self-respecting human. One hour into the movie not only had she not died, but she had tried to act. I enjoyed her "acting" because it was hilarious how stupid she looked. The rest of the movie was less enjoyable. It sucked.
The movie was gory. And stupid. And made no sense. I knew what I was in for, but I think the level of stupidity and lack of common sense of these characters far surpassed the very high expectations that I had set for them. At every turn, if they had an opportunity to do something idiotic, they did. The thing that bothered me was that these were obviously kids that watched cheesy horror movies. Why would characters that are kids that watch cheesy horror movies not know what to do in a cheesy horror movie? It's stupid. Like Haloween.
Posted on 10/13/05 11:21 AM
I am a huge fan of Cool Runnings and almost any other movie that features two groups and then the one portrayed as nice wins. That is my favorite kind of feel-good movie: not the ones with the dad and the little girl or the ones with the poor kid that goes to college. I like movies where a team wins and you cheer.
I loved Miracle because it was this kind of movie. And because I love hockey. And because it's obvious: if the actor is good looking, his character will probably be important to the plot. It was awesome!
I had fun during the whole movie. I cheered. I clapped. I got excited. And then I watched it again and cheered and clapped and got excited all over again.
This movie is awesome. And you should wath it. And clap. Please clap. Don't be stupid: everyone that likes the American team claps.
Posted on 9/29/05 06:21 AM
I had to go see Flightplan because I needed to know what had happened to Jodie Foster's daughter. Those were some great previews. I really needed to know and I needed to know right away, so I went to the theatre to watch it.
I was not disappointed in my decision because I did find out what happened to Jodie Foster's daughter. I also had a fun time. I don't believe anything that was represented in that movie would ever happen in real life, but it was entertaining to watch.
The premise of the movie (Jodie Foster looses he daughter and freaks out) is very good and the master plan behind all that is good as well, what is very unrealistic is everything that happens in between. Most notably, the dialogue. The movie has at least 2 smart characters (Foster and the Air Marshall) delivering idiotic lines throughout the film. Maybe two highly intelligent people could come up with better things to say than the one-syllable and poor answers that they gave throughout.
Jodie Foster's acting was good I thought. Kind of as good as in Panic Room except in a less good movie with a similar amount of stress.
Bottomline: If you really want to know what happened to the kid and don't live in a place where a movie is $10 go watch it, otherwise rent the DVD or e-mail me and I'll let you know.
Posted on 9/18/05 04:54 PM
This documentary features such great facts as "one fourth of amusement park visits would not have happened if kids hadn't nagged their parents." No kidding. And here I was thinking that middle-aged men went to pay tons of money to ride Dumbo out of their own free will. Duh.
The Corporation is filled with anti-Corporation, anti-Capitalism, antieverything facts. It vaguely resembles a communist propaganda video. Unbelievable. I am sure that Corporations are no Saints and tha CEO's don't have humanity's best interest at heart all the time. That still does not make them the slimy, disgusting cyborgs that this movie makes them out to be.
As a movie it was somewhat entertaining. It has nice score and some interesting interviews. I wouldn't say it was interesting, insightful or enlightening, but it was a little entertaining.
As I am writing this I am still watching the documentary and waiting for another audacious fact. Maybe something along the lines of "100% of food purchases would not have been made if people did not anticipate being hungry."
Posted on 7/08/05 07:14 PM
Ok, I wasn't a fan of Ocean's Eleven to start with -so what? I still thought I deserved a quality movie-watching experience when I decided to watch Ocean's Twelve. It was not what I got. What a corny movie. I have a fantastic momory and I can not remember a single line from that movie, even though they seemed to act like they were witty and smart. Nothing. I remember nothing. That's certainly a sign that the movie's not good.
I didn't like the scripts. Wasn't a fan of the acting. Didn't really care much about the music. Didn't really like the plot. I liked the costumes though. The wardrobe definitely made the "cool" actors in the movie look even cooler. In fact, the shirts, pants, shoes and skirts might have been the only thing I enjoyed about this movie. That's my nice, positive comment about Ocean's Twelve, yet somehow I don't think it's a compliment...
("Who cares?" -you might ask- "They made a ton of money with the movie any way." "I do. I care. I wasted my time and I want to know where some of those outfits came from.")
Posted on 5/27/05 10:40 AM
Yesterday y went to the movies with my best friend. We wanted to have a good time together, hang out, watch a movie that we could talk during and then head out for the night. We chose to watch "Monster in Law."
We headed for the theatre around 9, endured almost half an hour of previews and then enjoyed about an hour and a half of a mindless, midly funny, somewhat relatable movie. We talked all through it comparing stories about mothers in law, and commenting on how unrealistic Lopez's wardrobe was. The priceless comment of the night was "Sure, I often go to sleep wearing make up too. As a matter of fact, most nights I simply can't fall asleep if I'm not wearing mascara." That should tell you what kind of movie it was.
The most important conclusion we reached after watching the movie was that Jane Fonda should really go and get herself something to eat. I'm guessing if the camera didn't add 10 pounds you wouldn't have been able to see her at all.
Posted on 5/25/05 01:14 PM
I heard about Closer around Academy Award time, as did everyone else. I wanted to see it because it was adapted from a play and I love theatre. I wasn't drawn to the movie because of the cast or the nominations, just the idea that it came from the stage.
I finally rented the DVD this week and set to watch the movie. I didn't really like it. I understand that it is a good movie and that the acting was excellent and all that, still I didn't like it. The movie is very beautiful to look at. It's like a collection of beautiful photographs. It is also very odd and dark and unhappy. I didn't understand any of the characters in it. Maybe I am naiive or young or just too happy, but I could not see the motivation behind any of what they did. My guess is that if you are optimistic and happy you probabaly will not enjoy it either.
Posted on 5/22/05 12:54 PM
Kinsey is one of those movies that I never would have even heard about if it had not been nominated for an Academy Award. Kinsey the scientist I had also not heard much about. Kinsey's studies I was familiar with because it's one of those general-knowledge things.
Kinsey (the movie) is about Kinsey (the man) and his studies. Duh. It's an interesting movie because it's about the studies as much as it is about the man and the man most of us know little or nothing about. I knew little or nothing about Kinsey (the man) before I saw Kinsey (the movie.) I know about the same now. It's hard to tell if the movie accurately portrayed the man or not. If he was good or bad, a pervert or a scientist, etc. In the movie he is a very dedicated scientist. In real life, I don't know.
Kinsey (the movie) is good because amidst all the facts about sex and man being an animal it finds a place to fit love, which is what makes us different from the naked animals roaming the planet.
Summing up, I don't know about Kinsey (the man), about how good or bad he was, even after watching the movie, but I know that Kinsey (the movie) was a worthwhile investment of my time; that is to say, I enjoyed it.