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Zoom (2006)
2 years ago via Flixster

The movie event everyone must see. Tim Allen ripping off Sky High. Just what we needed, now I know that Hollywood has gone to hell.

Melinda and Melinda
6 years ago via Flixster

Not great Woody Allen but Will Ferrel, Chiwetel Ejiofor and Radha Mitchell's performances make it worth seeing once.

Why Did I Get Married?
6 years ago via Flixster

Why Did I Get Married is a film that has a lot that's good but feels uncompleted and rushed.
I'll be the first to admit I'm not a Tyler Perry fan. (Yes I'm aware that the white 16 year old kid isn't exactly his target audience.) but this is easily his best flick (I also know that doesn't say much but keep reading.) Just sadly the good doesn't make up for the problems of Why Did I Get Married.
The problems are that Perry doesn't spend enough time establishing of the characters which is a shame because there are some strong work trying to get out of this film. We have some characters who are flawed but you know that there trying to help and the best performances of the film from Jill Scott and Malik Yoba (Ice on Arrested Development.) is helped because there will written characters. Then you have characters that are nothing more then black stereotypes and you get horrible performances because if it. As for the story it's a great concept not taken to it's full advantage.
Perry is getting better and I think it's great that we now have black filmmakers making mainstream films that try to get away from certain ideas and I'm sure once Perry gets the loose screws fixed with his writing, he'll be someone to watch. Just Why Did I Get Married won't be the film to do that.

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Avatar (2009)
6 years ago via Flixster

How much you like "Avatar" will depend on one simple question. Does a massive breakthrough in technology make up for weak storytelling and characters? For me, I didn't forgive George Lucas for it and I'm sure as hell not going to forgive James Cameron. Avatar is a one of the most visually beautiful films I've ever seen but with flat characters and a boring storyline, I can't really say that once the technology is in the hands of other filmmakers that there will really be any reason to call "Avatar" revolutionary.
Now I really wanted to love this movie, we need to see studios taking risks on stories that are different and we need directors like Cameron who have such a grand vision. At the same time I cannot give the film a free pass because