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The Golden Compass
9 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

[size=3][font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Its sad that so many people are going to miss the delightful Golden Compass movie. One of the big things that the Magesterium in the movie wants to do is to stop free thinkers and to stop people making decisions on their own......sounds familiar.[/font]

[font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Armoured bears, grand adventures to save some friends, truth-telling compasses, great CG- all add up to make a great movie. [/font]
[font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]I intentionally did not re-read the Golden Compass before seeing this movie. I have read it twice in the past but dont have it memorized like I do with Harry Potter. I remembered the basic storyline but not all the tiny details. I was impressed that they caputred the essence of the story as well as they did.
I am not a big fan of Nicole Kidman. They could have easily picked another actress and I would have been ok. All the other actors were great, including the gorgeous Eva Green as Serefina Pekaala.
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[font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]Please, give the movie a chance. It [b][u]is[/u][/b] a great story. (and no one kills God!)[/font][/size]

Stardust
Stardust (2007)
9 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Kari & I were having hanging out withdrawls so we went to see a movie last night with Mark.
We decided on Stardust. Take a little magic, throw in some Pirates (one of whom might be a little less macho than he is putting on...), sprinkle on some ghosts, and mix in a fallen star and you have one hilarious movie. I haven't laughed so hard at a movie all summer. Robert DeNiro as the pirate captain (that might be gay) had me rolling. The ghosts of the king's sons were a hoot every time they added their comments. And OH! I cant forget about Mark Williams (who plays Mr Weasley in Harry Potter) as the goat who had been turned into a man -you read that right. My lord, I laughed so hard.
Forget what the critcs say - I havent read them, I just know it "didnt perform well at the box office" and that seems to be the only thing some people judge a movie by. This was a fun, laugh out loud movie. I plan to buy this as soon as it's out on dvd.

Mark and I stopped by Blockbuster on the way home to rent some movies and for me to see what used ones they have for sale (this is where I buy most of my movies). We rented Pan's Labyrinth and Children of Men.
I have been wanting to see Pan's Labyrinth for a while. Our cinema didn't have it I dont believe. When I got to the ocunter with it the guy working says, "You know this is all in subtitiles, right?"
I had actually forgotten, but it didn't matter. We acutally turn the subtitles on a lot of times when we watch movies. We actually enjoy Foriegn films.
But it is sad that he has to tell people that. He said he has people bringing them back complaining. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Anyway, I loved Pan's Labyrinth. I was a little stunned at the ending, but it really makes a lot of sense. Visually, it was a beautiful movie.

We haven't watched Children of Men yet. I'll review it when we do.

Pan's Labyrinth
9 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Kari & I were having hanging out withdrawls so we went to see a movie last night with Mark.
We decided on Stardust. Take a little magic, throw in some Pirates (one of whom might be a little less macho than he is putting on...), sprinkle on some ghosts, and mix in a fallen star and you have one hilarious movie. I haven't laughed so hard at a movie all summer. Robert DeNiro as the pirate captain (that might be gay) had me rolling. The ghosts of the king's sons were a hoot every time they added their comments. And OH! I cant forget about Mark Williams (who plays Mr Weasley in Harry Potter) as the goat who had been turned into a man -you read that right. My lord, I laughed so hard.
Forget what the critcs say - I havent read them, I just know it "didnt perform well at the box office" and that seems to be the only thing some people judge a movie by. This was a fun, laugh out loud movie. I plan to buy this as soon as it's out on dvd.

Mark and I stopped by Blockbuster on the way home to rent some movies and for me to see what used ones they have for sale (this is where I buy most of my movies). We rented Pan's Labyrinth and Children of Men.
I have been wanting to see Pan's Labyrinth for a while. Our cinema didn't have it I dont believe. When I got to the ocunter with it the guy working says, "You know this is all in subtitiles, right?"
I had actually forgotten, but it didn't matter. We acutally turn the subtitles on a lot of times when we watch movies. We actually enjoy Foriegn films.
But it is sad that he has to tell people that. He said he has people bringing them back complaining. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/rolleyes.gif[/img]
Anyway, I loved Pan's Labyrinth. I was a little stunned at the ending, but it really makes a lot of sense. Visually, it was a beautiful movie.

We haven't watched Children of Men yet. I'll review it when we do.

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

[size=3][font=Verdana,Arial,Helvetica,sans-serif]You might not want to read this if you havent yet watched Order of the Phoenix.

I saw it twice today. I try to watch these movies as a separate entity from the books but it's hard. I KNOW these stories. I LOVE these stories. And it just so happens that Order of the Phoenix is my favorite book of the series.
First of all I was *SHOCKED* that my dinky arse little cinema allowed me to buy tickets for the 7:10 showing when I bought mine for the matinee. Thats a new thing.

I knew that they would cut tons out. But I was still holding out hope that some of my favorite parts would be left in. (Sirius' mother's portrait shrieking and seeing Gilderoy Lockhart- cut!)

It's a darker story but there were still moments of humor and fun. My favorite part in the book and movie was after Harry's kiss when he is talking to Ron and Hermione. Being a middle school teacher I see that sort of thing a lot. I loved how they let Fred and George go wild, but I did miss seeing that lake. And Quidditch was completely left out. [img]http://images.rottentomatoes.com/images/user/smilies/frown.gif[/img] no "weasley is our king"

Deloris Umbrige was as nasty in the movie as she was in the book. People actually clapped when she got what was coming to her.

The movie seemed a bit choppy to me. I think it could have used at least 30 more minutes.

They did change some of the story to make it fit better as a movie (Cho ratting them out, Neville finding the room, everyone in the DA getting lines and having it etched on their hands, just about everything to do with thestrals)
but I have two major complaints.
1. Neville was not mentioned at all as being a possible part of the prophecy. Pretty major plot piece if you ask me, since Voldy marked HARRY as his equal even though two children were born that night.
2. And in the movie Harry handed over the prophecy to Lucius Malfoy who ended up dropping it when the Order arrived. That was the biggest disappointment in the movie.
Anyway, overall I loved the movie. It ties for 2nd on my list (David, my order is 3,1&5,4,2)

Now, only one and a half weeks til THE BOOK!

Oh and this was waiting on me when I got home tonight. I missed the mail carrier by about 30 minutes.
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