John Dillinger: I was raised on a farm in Moooresville, Indiana. My mama ran out on us when I was three, my daddy beat the hell out of me cause he didn't know no better way to raise me. I like baseball, movies, good clothes, fast cars, whiskey, and you. What else you need to know?
Burton's adaption of the Broadway musical was extremely bold, but it worked. The impeccable singing, incredible acting, interesting story line, and its heavy, dark atmosphere played excellently on my emotions. The only reason why I wouldn't give this movie a 100 is because I'm not a huge fan of gore, but the overall excellence of the movie overshadows the rare parts I didn't particularly enjoy watching.
A far cry from the types of movies I usually enjoy, Public Enemies surprised me. Despite rather mediocre cinematography and some dragging, lengthy moments (the 20% I didn't enjoy), the majority of this film was quite interesting and attention-grabbing with satisfying action scenes. Made all the more meaningful since it is based on a true story, Depp and Bale do this film a lot of justice with their talented performances. The film accurately portrays life in the 1930s, and also contributes plenty of action, suspense, and interesting dialogue that a drama should possess.
This is one movie that I really, really wanted to enjoy and looked forward to seeing. Bradley Cooper, Natalie Portman, Orlando Bloom, and Anton Yelchin are great actors, some of my favorites. It's actually safe to say they made up the 30% of the film that I liked. The first half was tolerable but nothing to get excited about. The second half plummeted so far down I had to turn it off. Maybe since I didn't see the WHOLE thing I'm not qualified to say this, but perhaps because my hopes were so high this is one of the most disappointing movies I've seen in a while. But I do have respect for you if you enjoyed it--I wish I could find the deeper meaning and loveliness this movie seems to promise, but I couldn't.
One of the most brilliant horror films of all time. Not only does Craven draw you in with a new horror icon, Ghostface, but he draws you in with superb characterization. Characters in most horror films are horrifically underdeveloped, but an audience member of this film will find themselves rooting for the brave and conscientious Sidney Prescott, the badass and fame-consumed Gale Weathers, and the kind-hearted and slightly doofy Dewey Riley. An excellent start to an excellent series.