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The Hangover
The Hangover (2009)
7 years ago via Movies on Facebook

Absolutely hysterical. Zach Galifianakis is a star in the making, and even the Mike Tyson bit isn't as forced as most 'celebrity' cameos are. If you haven't seen it yet, WHY NOT?!

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
7 years ago via Movies on Facebook

It's enjoyable enough, and I think Yates did a great job in conveying the book's juxtaposition between comedy and tragedy, but it left me cold at the end. It would have been better to have the actual battle from the book (even if it did extend the running time - who cares if the film's good?), and the emotional kicking that pretty much everyone gets at the end, just to prepare you for the next two films!

Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia! (2008)
8 years ago via Flixster

The appeal of Mamma Mia! can be summed up using one scene from the movie - in a fit of desparation, Christine Baranski and Julie Walters start singing 'Dancing Queen' in order to cheer up a despondant Meryl Streep. By the time the chorus hits, she's smiling and dancing, and by the third verse, every single woman on the island - young and old - has joined in and start dancing in formation on the sea-front. Basically, you could hate everyone, and everything about it, but once ABBA's music kicks in, I could just about guarantee that your feet will at least be tapping, if not dancing in the aisles of the theatre!
That's not to say the movie is brilliant - far from it. It's formulaic to the point of ridicule (a child would be able to tell you what happens in this film within the first 5 minutes!), the acting in places is shocking (Dominic Cooper, stand up!) and the brave decision to use the actors own voices, regardless of ability, leads to some toe-curling moments - Pierce Brosnan's wailing on 'SOS' being a prime example. Having said all that though, there are some neat touches - having a 'Greek chorus' of hotel workers telling the story works quite well, Amanda Seyfried is very endearing, and has a cracking voice, and Meryl Streep (Greatest Actress in the World, TM.) somehow manages to wring more emotion out of 'The Winner Takes It All' than Agneta Faltskog originally did (no mean feat, as the song was written about HER marriage break-down!).
Sadly, for all these things, you'll still never shake the smell of cheese and the predictability, but who the hell cares when you can sing along to some of the best pop music ever written!!

The Kingdom
The Kingdom (2007)
8 years ago via Flixster

A surprisingly restrained (up until the end) commentary on both sides of terrorism in the Middle East, successfully conveying the humanity of the Saudi people, while still maintaining that 'otherworldlyness' that can make it so impenetrable to Westerners. The opening attack is remarkably well done, and the procedural troubles that follows is also done very well - never seeming boring or repetitive and instead going a long way to explain the frustration between the two cultures. Sadly, it all gets a bit too 'Hollywood' during the ending for my tastes - not enough to ruin what is a superbly acted, well-paced, intelligent action movie, but enough to take the sheen of it a little.