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Dr. F. Pjs 26 days ago

You pretty much said everything about the new Muppet movie that i felt, except with more charisma than myself haha. I still have no idea why they chose Ricky Gervais though, is he more popular in the US? oh and i agree that there's too many people and not enough Muppets! :)

Alvin Yalung
Alvin Yalung 53 days ago

just saw the movie, it was a great movie!

About Anthony

Hometown:
London
Favorite Movies:
2001: A Space Odyssey, Breaking the Waves, Aguirre, der Zorn Gottes (Aguirre, the Wrath of God), Superman, Being There, Naked, Ikiru (Doomed) (Living) (To Live), Sonatine, Little Miss Sunshine, Lost In Translation, Down by Law, Blade Runner, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, Brazil, Delicatessen, Amélie, Pan's Labyrinth, Dancer in the Dark, Dogville, Harold and Maude, The Last Detail, El Topo, Coming Home, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, The Darjeeling Limited, Barton Fink, Fargo, The Big Lebowski, O Brother, Where Art Thou?, Superman II, Superman III, Fireworks (Hana-bi), Kikujiro, Zatôichi (The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi), The Killing, Dr. Strangelove Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, Full Metal Jacket, The Fountain, GoodFellas, After Hours, The Godfather, Part II, Dog Day Afternoon, Buffalo 66, Dawn of the Dead, The Thing, Prince of Darkness, The Evil Dead, Evil Dead 2, Army of Darkness, Bus 174 (Ônibus 174), Stir Crazy, Le Dernier Combat (The Last Battle) (The Last Combat), Nikita (La Femme Nikita), Memories of Murder (Salinui chueok), Lady in White, Run Lola Run (Lola rennt), C'est arrivé près de chez vous (Man Bites Dog) (It Happened in Your Neighborhood), Meantime, Some Like It Hot, Fight Club, Seven (Se7en), The Deer Hunter, Crimewave, Spirited Away, The General, M*A*S*H, Planet of the Apes, Escape from the Planet of the Apes, Forbidden Planet, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Life Is Beautiful (La Vita è bella), Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan, Lilya 4-Ever (Lilja 4-ever), Sexy Beast, Blue Collar, Whale Rider, Midnight Cowboy, Terms of Endearment, The Muppet Movie, The Great Muppet Caper, Invaders from Mars, My Name Is Joe (Mein Name ist Joe), Beat Street, Blue Velvet, Dead Man's Shoes, The Hustler, The Andromeda Strain, Marathon Man, The Crying Game, Papillon, Made in Britain, The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada, It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, Vanishing Point, I Remember Mama, The Happiness of the Katakuris, Merry Christmas, Mr. Lawrence, Freebie and the Bean, The Pope Must Die (The Pope Must Diet), Scum, Fiddler on the Roof, Heaven Help Us (Catholic Boys), Kes, The Work of Director Spike Jonze, The Work of Director Chris Cunningham, Grizzly Man, The Long Goodbye, Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) (Bicycle Thieves), Cool Hand Luke, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Apocalypse Now, Die Blechtrommel (The Tin Drum), The Blues Brothers, Uzak (Distant), Le Scaphandre et le Papillon (The Diving Bell and the Butterfly), Au Hasard Balthazar, Dirty Harry, Eraserhead, Central Station (Central do Brasil), Battleship Potemkin, Gwoemul (The Host), Lifeforce, 8 1/2, Carve Her Name with Pride, Hans Christian Andersen, The Great Chase, Paris, Texas, Bambi Meets Godzilla, Rejected, The Great Race, Rescue Dawn, Cat People, The Curse of the Cat People, The Lives of Others, Badlands, Long Weekend, A Boy and His Dog, Little Dieter Needs to Fly, A Matter of Life and Death (Stairway to Heaven), Even Dwarfs Started Small, Eddie Presley, WALL-E, The Hidden Fortress (kakushi-toride No San-akunin), Persepolis, The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (Jeder für sich und Gott gegen alle)(Every Man for Himself and God Against All), The Killing of a Chinese Bookie, In Bruges, Bombon: El Perro, Bubba Ho-Tep, Waltz with Bashir, Fitzcarraldo, Stroszek, Chelovek s kino-apparatom (Man with a Movie Camera), The Iron Giant, Cinema Paradiso (Nuovo Cinema Paradiso), Valentin, L' Homme du Train (The Man on the Train), Morvern Callar, Cannibal Holocaust, Persona, Nagaya shinshiroku (Record of a Tenement Gentleman), Network, The Incredible Shrinking Man, The Night of the Hunter, The Seventh Seal (Det Sjunde inseglet), The Great Dictator, Up, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai), Kumonosu Jô (Throne of Blood) (Macbeth), Smultronstället (Wild Strawberries), Ed Wood, L'uccello dalle piume di cristallo (The Bird With the Crystal Plumage), Tenebre (Unsane), Cat O'Nine Tails, Testament of Orpheus, Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata), Varjoja Paratiisissa (Shadows in Paradise), Tulitikkutehtaan tyttö (The Match Factory Girl), Hunger, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Shower, Ascenseur pour l'échafaud (Elevator to the Gallows) (Lift to the Scaffold) (Frantic), The Wrestler, Wendy and Lucy, Taris, roi de l'eau (Jean Taris, Swimming Champion), Il conformista (The Conformist), Broken Blossoms, 42nd Street, Alfie, Mr. Deeds Goes to Town, My Neighbor Totoro, Moon, Lourdes, Rescued by Rover, The Great Train Robbery, Amarcord, The Element of Crime, Europa (Zentropa), The Man Who Would Be King, Antichrist, Synecdoche, New York, Miss Potter, Anvil! The Story of Anvil, L'Atalante, Accattone (The Procurer) (The Scrounger), Inglourious Basterds, Battle Beyond the Stars, It's the Muppets!: Meet the Muppets!, It's the Muppets! More Muppets, Please!, Play for Today: Nuts in May (TV SHOW), Princess Mononoke (Mononoke-hime), The '?' Motorist, An Interesting Story, Day & Night, Killer of Sheep: The Charles Burnett Collection, The Hours, Ano natsu, ichiban shizukana umi (A Scene at the Sea), Where the Wild Things Are, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll, Psycho, La Strada (The Road), Rear Window, Lost Highway, The Saint of Fort Washington, Orchestra Rehearsal (Prova d'orchestra), Night on Earth, Lifeboat, The Sting, Gods of the Plague (Gotter der Pest), Sunset Boulevard, Way Down East, Late Spring, Tokyo Story (Tôkyô monogatari), Dial M for Murder, Manderlay, High and Dizzy, Black Swan, Harvie Krumpet, Mary and Max, The Last Yellow, Crazy Heart, A Single Man, Exit Through The Gift Shop, The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp, Yojimbo, Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant (The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant), The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters, Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, Yi Yi, To Kill A Mockingbird, Monte Carlo or Bust (Those Daring Young Men in Their Jaunty Jalopies), Life in a Day, Chico & Rita, Monsters, Biutiful, Blue Valentine, Wings of Desire, Gandhi, Bad Boy Bubby, Submarine, Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior, One Day in September, Harvey, Rebecca, Topsy-Turvy, Tyrannosaur, Entre tinieblas (Dark Habits) (Dark Hideout), The Serpent's Egg, Heartbeats, We Need to Talk About Kevin, E la nave Va (And the Ship Sails On), Uccellacci e uccellini (Hawks and Sparrows), My Dog Tulip, One Good Turn, The Early Bird, Modern Times, Man of Flowers, Religulous, Zeitgeist: The Movie, The Skin I Live In, Melancholia, The Muppets, Welcome to Dongmakgol, Who I Am and What I Want, The Devils, Shame, Superman, Drive, Kauas pilvet karkaavat (Drifting Clouds) (Far Away the Clouds Escape), The Remains of the Day, Miracle on 34th Street, Come and See (Idi i smotri), Panic in the Streets
Favorite Actors:
Bruce Campbell, Takeshi Kitano, Christopher Reeve, Klaus Kinski, Harry Dean Stanton, Vincent Gallo, Peter Sellers, Werner Herzog, Topol, Terry-Thomas, Peter Stormare, Stellan Skarsgård, Al Pacino, Robert De Niro, Robert Mitchum, Dominique Pinon, Ron Perlman, Udo Kier, Katrin Cartlidge, Emily Watson, Bruno S., Elliott Gould, Tony Curtis, Jack Lemmon, Walter Chiari, Lando Buzzanca, Peter Cook, Dudley Moore, Eric Sykes, Susan Hampshire, Vincent Cassel, Griffin Dunne, W.C. Fields, Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Dick Shawn, Phil Silvers, Dorothy Provine, Peter Falk, Buster Keaton, Jerry Lewis, Jimmy Durante, Marvin Kaplan, Keenan Wynn, Natalie Wood, Takashi Shimura, Toshiro Mifune, Brion James, Christian Bale, Kurtwood Smith, Jeffrey Combs, Tom Savini, David Morse, Catherine Deneuve, Steve Buscemi, Frances McDormand, David Thewlis, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas, Jack Warden, Alejandro Jodorowsky, Dean Stockwell, Roberto Benigni, Robert Shaw, Roy Scheider, George C. Scott, Audrey Tautou, Rutger Hauer, Julie Delpy, Franka Potente, Jason Schwartzman, Bill Murray, John Cazale, Christopher Walken, Charles Durning, Bronson Pinchot, John Turturro, Jeff Bridges, Keith David, Forest Whitaker, Stephen Rea, Frank Oz, Jim Henson, Irene Dunne, Anne Parillaud, Barry Pepper, Paddy Considine, Tim Roth, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Arkin, Abigail Breslin, Paul Giamatti, Gael García Bernal, Gary Oldman, Phil Daniels, Paul Newman, Robert Redford, Robert Duvall, Patrick Stewart, Jack Nance, Ulrich Tukur, Lauren Bacall, Paul Bettany, James Caan, Ben Gazzara, Sissy Spacek, David Niven, Duane Whitaker, Brendan Gleeson, Jean Rochefort, Dustin Hoffman, Bud Cort, Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, Ziyi Zhang, Hae-il Park, William Shatner, Gene Wilder, Richard Pryor, John Cleese, Norman Wisdom, Keisha Castle-Hughes, Groucho Marx, Harpo Marx, Chico Marx, Zeppo Marx, Gummo Marx
Bio:
I eat, drink and sleep movies. But I call them films. Some of my reviews have question marks instead of commas, for this and other in-corrections in grammar, I apologise. I like films and I like talking to other people who like films about films! If you don't really like films you are at the wrong place. All my reviews are based on my own opinion, if you don't like it, you know what to do but please don't be nasty and try and keep your remarks short and intelligent. Please don't add me just to increase your numbers, I will only add you/ask for you friendship if I like your style (Not because you are naked, although, feel free to send me naked pictures of yourself if you like ;o). Learn the rules before you play the game! I look forward to communicating with you in the future! ;o) PS. I'm not a troll and I don't have lots of other profiles and other such nonsense. I'm not interested nor will I tolerate anti-social networking! Oi, Flixster, sort the list function out!!!!!!!

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Before Midnight

Before Midnight

(2013)
9 days ago via Flixster

Before Sunset and Before Sunrise where both romantic fairy tales. The first was all about spontaneity, the passion of youth. The second was more learned, there was an essence of regret but with the magic of second chances. Both were intelligent and both couldn't have been more romantic. As much as I adored these films, I honestly thought they should leave it there. Much like when they announced the second movie, I was concerned. They got away with it once but could they do it again? After watching it my answer is yes and no. Before Midnight is no fairy tale but it is in many respects, the most romantic of the series. Jesse and Celine are proper adults this time round, their relationship has evolved as they have grown older. Their relationship is no longer fantasy, it is reality. On paper I would have said no way and would have begged Linklater not to make it but I'm not sure why I ever doubted them. I'm married and have been in the same relationship for around the same amount of time, real love is arguments and real love is getting over those arguments. Jesse even says in the film (I paraphrase) that this is no fairy tale, I can only offer you genuine love. That's the key to this films success and a success it is. I now believe they should make another film every 9 years for the rest of their lives. It's already something special but to see a lifelong romance like this, raw, real and uncompromising, would be of benefit to all and very much appreciated. This is real romance and glorious it is too to see it represented authentically for once.

The Box

The Box

(2009)
10 days ago via Flixster

A 'close but no cigar' adaptation of Richard Matheson's work. I like the story and written in its original form it's brilliant. The problem is that Richard Kelly, one of the most over-hyped Directors working today, tried to tell the whole story when he should have edited it for the screen. The phrase 'Less is more' rings true here as after the hundredth twist neither myself or my wife gave a toss about the characters or what would happen to them. You can't draw in an audience with a simple premise and then bombard them with Aliens, 'Lightning people', Body-snatching, mind control etc etc. It was like a season of The Twilight Zone condensed into 100 minutes. It does look though and I did like many of the ideas. Frank Langella was brilliant as the creepy half-faced Arlington Steward and the supporting cast, especially the late James Rebhorn, gave a realistic feeling to the fantasy. Unfortunately Cameron Diaz and James Marsden let the whole production down, neither of them bring anything of substance or intrigue or indeed believability to the story and were obviously hired for their names/looks. A different pair of actors would have improved the film no end in my opinion. In conclusion, this is a real missed opportunity and maybe better suited to a mini-series rather than a film.

The Divide

The Divide

(2012)
11 days ago via Flixster

The Divide is a contrived load of nonsense. Aspects of it are great and from the reviews I've read I seem to be the only person who actually liked the ending. In fact, much of the film was pretty decent and I really liked the overall idea. It's the character development that really ruined it for me, that and the pointless moodiness highlighted by a soundtrack that couldn't have been more out of place if it tried. People do not go mad, turn into murdering transvestite rapist after only two days of incarceration. I don't care what the circumstance. OK, so I've never been in a shelter after an apocalyptic event, hopefully I never will but while I acknowledge there would be a level of madness and understand that some of the people who were with me might do terrible things under pressure, I do not believe that they will start cross dressing, will become sex slaves, will make others pretend to be Dogs for entertainment, cut each others fingers off or not look for a way out! After two days!!!! Stretch the timeline out (put beards on the guys for Goodness sake), change the soundtrack (think John Carpenter or Under the Skin) and get on with telling the story instead of bombarding the viewer with pointless montages. Then maybe a good film you will have.

Vs

Vs

(2012)
12 days ago via Flixster

All praise I've heard for All Superheros Must Die has come from the 'I wanted to like it' camp. I watched the Toronto Q&A screening of the film, the presenter introduces the film as an example of the greatness that can be achieved with a low budget only for Director and lead Actor, Jason Trost, to prove him wrong by admitting that he got the money first and then just made it up as he went along. The premise is good but is one that can be seen in any number of average comics made in the last 30 years. I think that was my problem with it, if you want to tell a great story but don't have the money to do it justice then you should write a comic. If people like it they will pay and you can then make it into a movie. Ok, so it's never that simple but All Superheros Must Die is abysmal. James Remar is good despite is horrible script and some of the camera work is nice but on the whole the acting is awful, the script is worse and the production is so riddled with mistakes that I really can't be bothered to list them all. As a college project it's not bad but as a grown up movie it's pretty bad. Evil Dead had a lower budget, lack of money is no excuse.

The Bling Ring

The Bling Ring

(2013)
13 days ago via Flixster

Much like Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, Sofia Coppola's The Bling Ring highlights a vile way of thinking evident in the youth of today. I'm in my mid thirties so I think I'm from what is regarded as the 'MTV generation', I'm not sure, but the 'MTV generation' is a term that was often used when talking about kids with short attention spans, bad taste in music, casual drug habits and poor prospects. At least it was in my day. The bratty youth of today, particularly from California (although they exist everywhere) are something else. Every generation has its troubles but my word, something has seriously gone wrong with current youth. For all those wondering what kind of social impact TV shows like MTV cribs, The OC, The Simple Life, My Sweet Sixteen etc have had and what kids who have idols such as Paris Hilton, Miley Ray Cyrus, Lindsay Lohan etc have turned out like, look no further than The Bling Ring. The poisonous plastic Media we have in the west is to blame, not to mention the people behind these 'celebrities', the men in suits who are no better than sleazy ghetto pimps. They have created a monster - a generation of monsters in fact. Like I said, every generation has its faults and each generation will be misunderstood/disliked by the one before but take away the similarities, the drugs, rebellion and the music, and the big difference is the vanity. The self-importance, the smugness, the idea of entitlement, the lack of creativity. Every rebellious generation have creativity at their core. Punks, Mods, Rockers, Hip-Hop, Skaters, even Emos to some respect show creativity. It's this cultureless void that Coppola highlights exceedingly well but much like Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, almost too well. It's a hateful generation, we are not meant to like the characters and because Coppola is so good at what she does, we are essentially watching 90 minutes of gut-wrenching awfulness. Message received but ultimately we are not amused nor entertained. Maybe if it were a documentary it would have been different. Add the fact that again, I'm not sure the intended actually got the message (I'm not sure even the actors get the message) and I think overall, it's unsuccessful. To my astonishment (and disgust) the DVD extras included a 'Scene of the crime' feature where Paris Hilton takes a tour of her own house 'MTV cribs style' and looks sad for the camera which is as hollow as a 100 year old tree with woodworm (or indeed her head). So it seems even the production company missed the point, which makes me wonder if the film holds any credibility at all?

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