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Kidô keisatsu patorebâ (Mobile Police Patlabor)
7 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

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[color=red]Since this is my first anime review, let me just say what I expect from any anime in any genre. The things that I look for in my animes are: style, animation, story, characters, and music. Out of all the great genres in cinematic history, none come this close or this masterful as the work of art known only as Japanese animation, or anime for short. Patlabor 1: The Movie is one of director Mamoru Oshii's first debuts. Oshii, who is mostly famous for Ghost in the Shell, is probably the first director to use CGI in the fields of animation. Yeah, sure, everybody thinks Toy Story was the first one with this advanced technology, but they were absolutely wrong. To be honest, I think Disney was inspired to use it, because they wanted more interesting films. But, besides blowing minds back home in Japan with computer technology, Oshii contributed a skill to the works of cinematic art. However, Patlabor 1 may not be his best film, it still is a strong piece of work, even during the 80's. For crying out loud, with giant robots and highly intelligent cops solving a crime, what could go wrong? [/color][color=#ff0000]As with any of Oshii's films, this one is confusing as hell, and may at times be boring for a first time. Yet, the philosophy and biblical allusions found have never cease to amaze me. If your an anime fan and are new to this director, give his films some patience, it takes a couple of viewings to fully appreciate them. [/color]

Cursed
Cursed (2005)
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

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[left][color=red]Director Wes Craven has never been quite serious when it comes to the horror genre of teenagers. His Nightmare on Elm Street proved to be worthy, but this film is probably his weakest yet. Like Scream, Cursed brings a classic horror genre and makes it into a mixture of a parody and a real horror movie. The story is simple: A brother and sister get scratched by a werewolf, then they become one themselves. I highly enjoy Christina Ricci's roles, she's perfect when it comes to the fields of terror. However, I can't give equal credit to the rest of the cast. Some of them are good, and some of them are just mediocre. The same goes to the characters, some are hillariously original, then some are just plain boring. Besides this, the visuals are a bit below the average, although I did enjoy the mixture of CGI and puppet work. As always, Craven adds in a few cracks and jokes between the scary parts, which is the thing he's most famous for. Yet, their are moments in which the script becomes dragged and makes the film look useless. But, that's Wes Craven for yeah, he always looks on the bright side, which is creating a film that is simple, mindless fun, even with the flaws. So, I can't recommend Cursed, however, I don't discourage you from renting it on Halloween night.[/color][/left]

United 93
United 93 (2006)
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

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[left][color=red]Their are some films that inspire us, provoke us, then their are those films that are simply mindless entertainment. United 93 is neither. Instead the film is pure in heart, courage, and spirit. This is without a doubt one of the best films of the year, it takes the material seriously and doesn't fill it with useless cliches. On another happy note, director Paul Greengrass (The Bourne Supremacy) does not use CGI visuals, which makes the film more honorable to those who lost their lives on that horrible day. Another interesting technique that I highly praise for this excellent director is that he uses a handheld camera with very nice movements. So, Mr. Greengrass is not someone who kids around when it comes to the realism of a film. In other words, he's the perfect man for this job. Another fortuanate, key factor is the cast is not composed of hot celebrities, like Brad Pitt, who are only their for the money and the looks. The acting in this film is superb. I've never seen a film where the actors are as dead serious about their characters as they are about the events shown in the film. Movies like United 93 should be released every so often, because we need a film that studies the horrors of real life, even if it's not entertaining.[/color][/left]

Silent Hill
Silent Hill (2006)
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

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[left][color=red]Their are those rare horror films that scare me with its CGI visuals and violent gore sequences, Silent Hill is one of them. I find that this film is underrated by most viewers, because people believe it suffers from the video game to movie adaptation curse. However, I beg to differ. Instead of giving us lame - brain zombies, like in Resident Evil, Silent Hill serves up some pretty gruesome monsters that are hellishly creative. I've never played much of the games, but fans say it looks, sounds, and feels like the game. So, Silent Hill has been successful in being true to the game as well as becomming a good horror movie with some decent scares. Now, what I mean by scares, I don't mean by scream out loud scares. Sure, the creepy, beautiful visuals are downright unsettling, but it doesn't make the movie terrifying. The scares are subtle, rather than horrifying, which makes this new horror flick unique in its own bizarre world.[/color][/left]


[color=red]Director Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf) masterfully combines sounds, music, and visuals to create a haunting atmosphere that is never unforgetable. However, in the horror genre, his new film may have just given us a couple of subtle moments to leave us sitting in our seats, yet he absent - mindedly makes the plot run thin. That doesn't neccessarily mean this movie is bad, far from it, the flaw is that Gans could have used a bit more tinkering with the plot, instead of making it a simple mystery adventure. The number one thing I simply loved about Silent Hill, is that its a horror movie with style. That's probably the element lacking in most horror movies we see today, style, especially the artistic kind. Thankfully, French director Gans gives us ash falling down from the sky, hellish set designs, and interesting creatures that are some of the simple technical features that keeps this film rolling.[/color]

The Benchwarmers
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

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[left][color=red]The Benchwarmers is a clumsy, stupid mixture of The Bad News Bears and Revenge of the Nerds. It has some fun moments, but their are rare times when I take punching someone in the face as a hillarioius moment. This film is exactly the kind of film Adam Sandler would cook up. Instead of some clever, funny dialogue, we get a mild sense of originality along with the typical hittings of an object or a person. The worst part is that we get disgusting Roy Scheider, who thinks he can be funny with the same character he's always played since the beginning of his comedy career. The same goes to David Spade, he is funny in his dialogue, but he sucks in the physical elements of comedy. Fortunately, I had a soft spot for Jon Heder (Napoleon Dynamite), who is the perfect actor for the perfect nerd. Now, this film may suit for kids that range from ages 5 - 12, but for all ages above that, they'll just think this is another rip - off equally as worse as The Master of Disguise. I like the idea of a Revenge of the Nerds kind of movie mixed in with The Three Stooges baseball, however their is no true wit or logic used in the script. On the whole, The Benchwarmers is a big waste of money and one of the worst of 2006, and that statement just about sums it all up for this bomb of mediocrity[/color][/left]