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If I could watch movies all the time I would and if it's a good romantic drama or comedy - I'll watch it.
Of course then I wouldn't have time to lay on the beach......
Anyway my ratings are somewhat stingy, occasionally. The only movie I've ever given 5 stars to is Schindler's List. I rate movies based on many aspects not just on how popular it is to everyone else.
Five stars: The ultimate story that captivates you (or in this case: me) with exceptional acting, directing, and intensity.
Four stars: Powerful storyline, action, drama, etc., extraordinary acting and directing.
Three stars: Great story, good acting and directing but on the whole doesn't quite reach the higher levels.
Two & 1/2 stars: I liked some parts and some parts I didn't like but it was okay overall.
Two stars: Not really that good but some parts make it tolerable to watch.
One star: Really pretty bad.
A half star: A pathetic waste of time.
Bittersweet Romance list:
CURRENT THOUGHT: (at the time I wrote this) Not that she didn't deserve to win but, I believe Kate Winslet should've won with the help of a more special role. I don't think that character did her amazing talent justice. Rock on Kate!
Movies or TV mini-series that I really like but are not on Flixter.
I would recommend:
THE INCREDIBLE JOURNEY OF MARY BRYANT: This mini-series was very good. It is based on true events. It is about a young woman who gets caught stealing and is shipped as a convict to Australia to become part of a new British penal colony in 1788. She will do whatever it takes to survive violence, disease & starvation. She meets and falls in love with a fellow prisoner and they risk everything to escape and form a new life. Fabulous cast, great performances and an amazing story filled with action, drama & suspense amidst tragic human sacrifice and triumphant survival. I give it 4 stars.
IMDB link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0428134/
I'm really torn between two and a half and three stars. It was good and interesting but I didn't care for the ending. Too many unanswered questions. I agree with Lady D'arbanville's review that Robert De Niro's role seemed slightly insignificant and had an especially weak ending. Also, I absolutely did not care for the forward visual effect that was overdone. That was terrible to sit through however Bradley Cooper is interesting to watch. He just needs to fine tune his skills.
This was actually really good. Very entertaining considering that I've never seen the original, which my very best friend cannot believe. I loved watching Kenny Wormwald do his thing throughout the whole movie dancing or otherwise. I will say that Julianne Hough did a good job obviously with the dancing but she managed to get through the typical rebellious daughter routine. I guess I can't blame her for a stereotype that I loathe. One point I would like to make is that she is a spot on, young Jennifer Anniston. My God they should make a mother-daughter movie together! If you didn't notice it you my friend, are blind. :) Ps. loved Miles Teller as Willard!