Hey thanks for your comments about PARIAH but it's NOT a hollywood movie it's a first time writer/director and recent NYU film school grad by the name of Dee Rees who produced the film on a microbudget. If you want to see a different story you can relate to, you'll have to either wait patiently (and perhaps indefinitely) or make the movie yourself. Best wishes in 2012!
I don't believe I'm having an episode it's just that this movie gave me so many reasons to hate but I still liked it at the end. To be kind the acting was less then inspiring. The typical Hollywood anti-religion and anti-wealth themes seeped through as well yet this didn't distract as much as I expected mainly because the action scenes were well cut and the film moved at a rapid and engaging pace. There were also many twists and turns that I didn't expect. Purge Anarchy survives what could have been a deadly night because of these wonderful aspects.
I don't know what I'm missing but this movie was just okay. The script was fine but nothing incredible. The acting was also fine but no Academy Award nominations here. Special Effects were well done but seeing it in 3d was a waste of money. . At times the movie moved at a rather slow pace. I give it a 1/2 star more because of the twist and the development of Ceaser as a character.
Jersey Boys- was fine when it should have been excellent! The first person narrative might work well on a theatre stage but doesn't work on this big screen. The film went from scene to scene as if someone was going through a checklist instead of the emotional high and low we expect in a film. The best songs were cut short instead of some scenes that could have been cut. I gave an extra 1/2 star for the ending credits which brought a bit more life and entertainment to the entire film.
THE AMAZING SPIDERMAN- WASN'T THAT AMAZING. -Superhero films shouldn't jump from being dark, to comedy in a split second. There were moments of great acting and then there were other times you thought you were watching a cartoon because some of the characters were ridiculous. The film has amazing special effects and some great scenes but not enough to get above the 2 star rating. I added a 1/2 star because the close to the end everything came together well but the final ending was stupid so I couldn't add another half.
If you're looking for the biblical account of "Noah" you probably will be disappointed with this film but if your looking for a dramatic account that touches on the key moral points of this biblical story this film definitely succeeds. The acting is sensational and the effects are incredible. The script is fine although slow at times but I believe the most significant feature in it is that it let's you feel what a person who witnessed and went through the great flood might feel and how they could react. I can understand how the biblical scholar would be disappointed in the film but films are supposed to be entertaining and make you think not just give you the facts. *** ARKS