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Jens S.

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Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows (2012)
14 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Things start out pretty interesting, with a typical Burtonesque backstory and pretty opening credits. There is also nothing wrong with the cast or the neat production design, especially in the lovely fishing town. It is the script that leaves the audience hanging a couple of times. While some scenes are amusing, others feel pointless and dragged out. There was potential for something along the lines of Addams Family, but overall it's a little....toothless. Pun intended.

Room
Room (2015)
14 hours ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Fantastic acting and a great script make this one of the most unusual films of recent years. One shouldn't spoil too much about the plot, but it says a lot that a film can easily have its climax in the middle of the story and still lose no intensity in the second half, easily keeping the audience's attention for the aftermath. Engaging, moving and honest.

Trumbo
Trumbo (2015)
5 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Very entertaining look at the Hollywood era of blacklisted communist artists and how one of the biggest writers of the time dealt with it. There are some slow parts, but especially the (perfectly cast) stars of the time showing up make for some really fun scenes. Cranston's charisma easily makes for a relate-able protagonist, who is easily forgiven for his quirks, while his struggle against oppression makes for a very engaging story. The ending is particularly satisfying.

The Company Men
5 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Great cast dealing with a story about the changes in the economy and with people of all ages losing their jobs. While the top manager characters may be harder to relate to than, say, a possible middle class worker, their frustrations and problems are real, including all the different positive and negative consequences and outcomes. No breath taking film by any means but it gets its points across in an entertaining way.

Rock of Ages
Rock of Ages (2012)
8 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

The two protagonists are a little flat with little more to offer than their decent singing voices, but the rest of the star cast clearly has fun with their stereotype characters that are borderline parodies. The movie does have its heart at the right place, declaring rock music as the only genre that counts. The plot is pretty generic and does little more than lead from one song to the next. The songs are great, but would be preferable in their original versions. Still, as entertaining as a Greatest Hits album.