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Ju-on 2 (Ju-on: The Grudge 2)
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

It was a good movie. Better than I expected. I loved the editing...instead of telling the story straight forward the movie weaved from story to story and it kept my interest.
Although it was very impressive the sound effects and scare factor were slightly cheesy--reminiscent of the 80's horror flicks like Freddie or Jason. Why I say that is because the sounds were used to create fear yet made me less fearful since I knew when things were about to happen.
It was formulaic...but still better than some shit that shows over here (like less than fortunate remakes of foreign films :o )

Step Up
Step Up (2006)
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

As promised I have come with a few film reviews in mind the recent hiphop melodrama STEP UP has been on my mind ever since I saw it three weeks ago so I figured it would be the best film to review since my hiatus!

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The film is the ideal chick flick, grinding music, handsome men who LOVE to dance and enough family drama to tear up a child.

As a film student this film should be a riot...I should have been the voice of reason in the audience, walking out causing a commotion and demanding my money back from the theatre manager. Did I?

This was me: seated in the chair slouched down as far as possible, wriggling around in my seat with embarassment and batting my eyelashes at the expansive screen.
Why you may ask? Well...mmm I don't think I can say just why I fell in love with this movie.

I would have to say that the acting was surprisingly impressive.

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The dancing sequences were thought provoking...I could see the internal struggle and social struggle.

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The film brought up some interesting conflicts between classes (middle class and working class) something you usually see ignored in most Hollywood drivel.

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Even the lighting suggest the conflict but it is the language of dance that crosses all of these barriers...acceptance through dance, the utopian society.

Don't worry about credibility the filmmakers invovled really did their research and involved hiphop legend, HEAVY D.

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Main character, Channing Tatum delivers a tour de force with his character Tyler Gage you can see a rich future for this up and coming actor.

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Secondary to this story is the romance Tatum has with his co-star (Jenna something...Dewan? whatever)

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The movie was a complex film that really left an impression on me--still lingers on my mind, powerful impression.

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Madagascar
Madagascar (2005)
11 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Initially I had no intention of EVER watching this movie. It was schlock from Dreamworks...it was crudely animated, what can I say I'm a Pixar girl! But just as these things usually happen--I was watching tv and there was nothing on...so I left the channel on this movie and was blown away.

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If you watch the movie yourself you may find yourself...a little bored, the reason is simple: you do NOT watch this movie for the story or the celebrity cast of voices.


You watch this film for...the...penguins!

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These little guys are like the incarnation of the three stooges (there are fortunately four of them)


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The voices...are from the film crew! One voice is the director, another a technical specialist and the other is a guy who does both the computer design and the voice of Gingy (from Shrek). They are more comedic than the paid actors...

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They have a dead pan expression that makes my eyes water...


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Overall they steal the show and make the whole experience enjoyable!


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They are the single most funny thing about this movie...they break up the spans of time with their hilarity--you will not regret having laughed at their mayhem. (I actually cried)

Winter Passing
11 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The movie may not have seemed like much to anyone...but when I saw this poster--the trailer I freaked out. I love, love, LOVE Will Ferrell...that is no secret but this movie, which I rented to see his antics was such a stellar disappointment.

In a sentence it was as good as The Squid and the Whale (eh).

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May you all avoid this movie and miss out of the bizarre scenes that I witnessed...discussions about suicide, women who are dealing with hysterectomy, abandoned lukemia-stricken kittens, stage fright, pill popping and coke snorting.

Oh and Will Ferrell with eye liner...

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There is nothing humorous about this movie and there is nothing even slightly redeeming about the film--avoid it like the plague!

Superman Returns
11 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Okay...Bryan Singer is a genius!!!

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Sure a lot of people might be saying that this movie is good but they are completely understating the fact that the movie defies all of its successors and blows every other Sci-Fi/Comic book movie out the water.


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It starts out great and then....to my surprise the film branches out and evolves. Instead of the same cheap storylines that sap the energy from other films (X-Men and the love triangles...Spiderman and the revenge plots) the film dares to broach Superman from a different perspective. The film felt less like the product of a franchise--it had a life of its own.

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Initially I had been dreading this film...I hadn't liked the casting...never a fan of Kate Bosworth and I thought that the Brandon Routh guy looked like he was molded from plastic--I was so wrong. The cast was miraculous, well suited for the epic film and they never seemed to hinder the story...it was like, magic.

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If you were hoping for some Kumar (Kal Penn) quirkiness...don't get your hopes up. This is a big film with bigger issues to deal with than the guy from White Castle...trust me you won't miss him at all.

But if you were hoping for some delicious Kevin Spacey moments?

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Well...then this is the movie for you!

If you thought for a moment that this film would be disappointing or boring...your wrong, plain and simple. But if you were thinking about watching it sometime--it would be in your BEST interest to give it a shot. You will always regret NOT seeing this movie in the theatre.

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God I love this movie!!!