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Murder On The Orient Express
59 days ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I watched this movie on a long flight. Actually I did it twice. The first time though I didn't manage to watch it. I fell asleep and the only thing I remember was the monotone voice of Branagh accompanying me to sleep. I love Agatha Christie's mysteries and Poirot is one of my favorite characters, but when watching this movie, which however has a very beautiful picture, I end up wonder where is Poirot's charm and where is the mystery (or better, its resolution). It seems almost magical how our detective is just presenting the truth.
The all movie is kind of flat and lack the intrigue in trying to understand who has done what. It is so obvious that the hints that are given are not going to make any sense at the end.

Despicable Me
Despicable Me (2010)
12 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

An incredible cute movie, in a quite predictable story. Quite funny, especially at the beginning, with the character supposedly to be evil. Definitely worth watching, but maybe it will not be a movie one will remember in time. Pity, though! I loved the minions :-)

The Notebook
The Notebook (2004)
17 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A classical love story where true love fiercely wins and triumph over events and sillyness of one own actions. It is a beautiful story, for the ones that likes romantic tales.
The movie offers some very beautiful picture - when Noah and Allie are rowing the boats, it is just breathtaking and some remarkable acting. Though, the actors that did impress me were not the young Noah and Allie, rather the old man reading the Notebook and the old woman who seemed to have lost her memory.
How the two stories are tied up together could have been shared through the movie without becoming such a trivial revelation, but despite that the jumps between the present and the 40s is smoothly made.
This should be a movie perfectly likable for Valentine!

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
18 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The movie has its moments. It is funny, ironic and definitely absurd. The scenarios are beautiful and it is filmed beautifully. Details are relevant everywhere. However, the movie doesn't let in his viewer. It is too artificial and too cerebral for being fully appreciated and the implications of one thing or another are impossible to catch in this format. It is nice to make original movies that are not too straightforward and trivial, but at least make sure that it can be appreciated without having a big question mark about what really the movie is about.