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Vincent Tilghman 22 months ago

Thanks Super 8 was a great movie

Silke B 2 years ago

My dear Flixster-Friends,

since the new Flixster has arrived and I do not agree with it and fear that the community will disappear soon, this will be my last review.

I will miss you all awfully, so please just write me a message, if you want to stay in touch.

My last review and my legacy, will be the recommendation of my favourite movie...



Germany 1934, Director: Reinhold Schünzel, Book: Ludwig von Wohl, Camera: Friedl Behn-Grund, Music: Franz Doelle.
With: Renate Müller, Anton Walbrook, Georg Alexander, Adele Sandrock.

Gerte Winter (Renate Müller) is a drivingschool-teacher. She built her own car and is pretty and independent. Douglas Mavis (Georg Alexander), a rich heir from England, proposes to her and they get secretly married in Berlin. When Douglas goes back to England, to tell his despotic Grandmother (Adele Sandrock) about his wife, he simply fails. His Grandma makes the decisions and she has other plans for him.

Gerte comes to England and learns what a wimp her husband is. His Grandma is sure the German wife must be a cheap blackmailer. And when nightclub-singer Bella Amery (Hilde Hildebrand) shows up (also to marry Douglas), the Grandmother is sure that she must be the cheap German girl. In the meantime Gerte sneaks into the lordly family and becomes friends with the old lady. She finds a good friend and accomplice in Warwick Brent (Anton Walbrook), who is the family's lawyer and who seems to be such a better match for her.

You will notice that the director and all actors were very famous in Germany in the early 30's. And they all were disliked by the Nazis. So this is an independent movie, from a little studio, which refused to follow the rules for films the Nazis established in 1933.

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Favorite Movies:
Jaws, The Exorcist, Dirty Harry, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Milano Calibro 9 (Caliber 9), Luca il contrabbandiere (The Smuggler) (Contraband) (The Naples Connection), Gran Torino, The French Connection, Evil Dead 2, Mesrine: Killer Instinct (L'instinct de mort), The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, Suspiria, Valhalla Rising, The Class, Il Divo, OSS 117: Rio ne répond plus (Lost in Rio), OSS 117: Le Caire Nid d'Espions (OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies), La Battaglia di Algeri (The Battle of Algiers), Deliver Us From Evil (Fri os fra det onde)
Favorite Actors:
Clint Eastwood, William Holden, Bruce Campbell, Kurt Russell, Vincent Cassel, Gregory Peck, Toshiro Mifune, Jean Dujardin, Fritz Lang
It's all about movies for me. Cinema, laserdiscs, dvd, blu-ray,... Film festivals a go-go: BIFFF, Offscreen, Rotterdam, London Frightfest, Anima, Razor Reel Bruges. Music festivals: Werchter, Pukkelpop, Graspop, rock, indie, electro, soundtracks. Walking the walk, talking the talk. Having intellectual discussions about farm animals with my friends, ordering the next round.

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The Hangover Part II

The Hangover Part II

2 years ago via Flixster

This won't win a prize for originality, but I loved the first one, so, even after reading those terrible reviews, I still managed to have a good time as I was watching 'The Hangover Part II'.

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The Rum Diary

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This 'Fear and Loathing in Puerto Rico' is flat, way too long, and doesn't work on any level.

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