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About Daniel

Toronto, ON
Favorite Movies:
Trainspotting, High Fidelity, Fight Club, Anchorman - The Legend Of Ron Burgundy, Wayne's World, Office Space, Dead Poets Society, Moulin Rouge!, Zoolander, Good Will Hunting, The Departed, Insomnia, Good Morning, Vietnam, Rudy, Stranger Than Fiction, Almost Famous, Dead Calm, The Shawshank Redemption, American Psycho, American History X, Seven (Se7en), That Thing You Do!, Death to Smoochy, Pulp Fiction, Taxi Driver, Toys
Favorite Actors:
Henry Fonda, Al Pacino, Juliette Binoche, Penelope Cruz, Helen Mirren, Winona Ryder, Edward Norton, Natalie Portman, Robert De Niro, Clive Owen, Laura Linney, Ewan McGregor, Kelly Macdonald, Will Ferrell, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Willem Dafoe, Morgan Freeman, Hilary Swank, Nicole Kidman, Denzel Washington, Jodie Foster, Diane Lane, Kim Basinger, Reese Witherspoon
I'm a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (BA English/French, 2006) and the University of Toronto (MA Comparative Literature, 2007), but after spending so much time reading in school, I have missed a great deal of movies. (This is why I have posted the list of shame, check it out and marvel at what I haven't seen.) Some nitpicky stuff: 1. I don't record being "not interested" in a movie because it's too much work and it counts as a negative review making me "less compatible" with you as a friend - I don't think it's a bad movie... I'm just not interested. :) 2. Please, don't "recommend" a movie to me without actually writing anything (especially one I've already reviewed). 3. I don't do widgets, and rarely quizzes. I'm not here to IM, to meet a mail-order bride or to support any other ways people misuse this site. I'm here to talk about movies; if you like to do that too, then let's be friends! 4. Still reading? Ok, fine, be promoted to. I'm a published short story writer. My site is www.danielperryfiction.com. I'm also on Facebook and Twitter, (details on my site). Like/Follow me!

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The Monuments Men

The Monuments Men

18 hours ago via Flixster

It took a really long time for me to connect with these characters and this story but eventually it felt worth my while. There are a few truly beautiful moments, but it's a film that struggles with pacing and tone - it flirts with the whimsy of Kelly's Heroes but becomes much more of a historical drama, in the end, (never mind that the drama never quite gets intense enough). The stakes never quite resonate - maybe because the ensemble's too big, and the story gets spread too thin between so many characters? - and as a whole, the movie is too glossy or something; it just doesn't feel important. But it's pleasant to watch and Cate Blanchett steals every scene she's in, so there's that. Another so-so George Clooney-directed movie, in all.

Righteous Kill

Righteous Kill

2 days ago via Flixster

All I'll say for the moment is: "Could have been so much better." Full review forthcoming.

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