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The Shallows
The Shallows (2016)
6 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

It wasn't great but it wasn't awful. I was not convinced Blake Livley could surf and didn't buy the whole family back story or very obvious CGI of Livley surfing.

Blake being able to hold her breath underwater for a good 2 minutes and the way she killed the shark was over the top unrealistic but never the less entertaining.

What was up with her friend who ditched her? Who doesn't notice when there friend on vacation doesn't come home from surfing?

I definitely didn't have my expectations set high so it was a fun matinee to see on a hot day in July with some friends.

Last by not least, I nominate the seagull as best supporting actor.

The Fault In Our Stars
2 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The lack of chemistry between Hazel and Gus is distracting throughout the entire movie. I am a huge fan of cheesy romance movies and this one just didn't do anything for me. I was extremely disappointed. I didn't even finish the movie. If they were to have Miles Teller as Gus this movie would have been 100% better. Gus can't act but he is nice to look at. Can't believe this movie was a 80% on RT. Also, what was with the scene with the green goblin, absolutely horrifying. That is all....

Remember Me
Remember Me (2010)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

This movie was outstanding. I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was. It had so many good actors and really had a connection with the audience. You don't expect the ending, because they never told you that the movie took place in the early 2000's. They should have told us that it wasn't in modern time, that made it kind of confusing at a point. However, the little sister of Pattinson was such a little good actress! She was so cute! I loved this movie and everything about it! GO SEE IT!

The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The German film, The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979), directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, is interesting and historical. It is however extremely similar to many films I've seen before, but has its own twist. The plot is almost identical to the recent war film, Brothers (2009). It has the two soldiers off at war and one comes back and says the other has died. Eventually, the deceased soldier returns and finds his life turned upside down. This plot is found in many films, it is recycled and popular film scenario that doesn't seem to get old. But what I enjoyed most about this film was the misť en scene. It had a strong realistic feel to it. For a few moments, I actually thought the film was being shot during World War II. The introduction of the film was so powerful that it set the mood of the film and the time period without explaining much.
Actress, Hanna Schygulla did an outstanding job at playing Maria. She was unlike any character I have ever seen before. She had a charismatic personality and manipulated people through it. From the beginning of the movie I felt there was something different about her and I was right. I thought the way she built her way to the top was rather clever. She was a smart woman who knew how to get what she wanted. Her motivation and strength was evident through out the film, which foreshadowed up coming events. I also found it interesting that Maria had an affair with an African- American. During the 1940's associating with different races was considered absolute taboo. But Maria had no shame; she did what she wanted despite everyone else's judgments.
In addition, I thought that the last scene in the film was extremely suspenseful. When Maria forgets to turn off the gas, it sets up a scary situation. I was on my toes the whole last seen, I couldn't predict what was going to happen. Are they going to blow up or what? But eventually Maria lit her cigarette and the whole house blew up. Overall, I thought the film was outstanding. All I can say is that I wish it was in English because I have a hard time following subtitles. They always take away from the film and become a distraction.

The Crazies
The Crazies (2010)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This movie had no plot. It basically was a zombie movie that wasn't even scary. It was predictable but the cinematography was great.