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I never go for prison dramas since they always tend to be the same but this one is unique thanks to strong performances from all around and the fearlessness they bring to the screen. It's a pretty basic plot but director David Mackenzie managed to turn it into something special, more than just another character study in the world of films. That being said, the accent is heavy which makes me appreciate all their performances even more - allowing the film to carry on even if I had trouble understanding some parts. F-ing amazing mate.
A charming little british musical backed by hypnotic tracks and gorgeous cinematography. God Help The Girl feels like a classic movie, the upbeat energy contrasting the characters' struggles in the film carried it gracefully. The movie has it's faults but none is too distracting to overshadow the story.
Stuart Murdoch's directorial debut is not that bad, I'm excited for what the future holds for him as a director.
I always like to support YouTubers when they get a shot at doing something they love. Unfortunately this was a big opportunity wasted with cheap jokes and an unnecessary story. The hour and a half that it lasts never seemed to end.
One of the biggest problems I had with the film is Shane Dawson himself starring in it. The direction was decent but his cartoony overacting made me forget that I was actually watching a full production backed by hundreds of people. Actually, one of the very few funny bits for me was when he actually referenced one of the characters from his YouTube videos. He cant' seem to fully grow up and detach that "online persona" from this production that has nothing to with his YouTube career. The stupid jokes have to stop.
The other big problem that I have with this movie is the generational problem. I doesn't seem to know who its target is. While this clearly would be rated R, the problems and whining presented in the film seemed a little too teeny for me. Kids these days wouldn't even get the Degrassi reference, even if you tell them - and you did. Prom king? Name calling? This is like a Disney Channel movie with the wrong director. Maybe not going the over the top funny would've considerably helped more.
I also don't appreciate the blatant product placement halfway through the movie, that for a moment seemed like a complete 2 minute commercial for the Dance Central game.
On a final note, I don't know how much control Dawson had over the story, so on that, part it's not his fault - I'll just have to see how Hollidaysburg turns out.
Anchorman 2 was just as charming as the first! Really funny, the cast is as strong as ever, I can't believe it was that good.
Beautiful movie, absolutely loved the adaptation. Wonderful acting by newcomer Sophie Nélisse, she's one of the ones to watch this year. The score by John Williams carried this film flawlessly throughout. It's like looking through a time traveling machine into the past and following this tragic and uplifting story. The narration was in par to that of how it's portrayed in the story.
Catching Fire impressed me way more than I thought it would! The perfect sequel, everyone did great, big props to Francis Lawrence.
This is the whole Metallica experience packed into 93 minutes. And they delivered. It starts off kinda slow but quickly picks up and everything builds up to an adrenaline filled concert experience. I'm disappointed that I was promised a whole new take to the concert films by merging it with a storyline and it was irrelevant. I'm OK if they would've been upfront and call it a concert but nonetheless it was a kick ass event.
This is a pop culture gem. While the film has it's obvious technical and script flaws, it was so entertaining to see the obsession develop and the buildup of it all. I thought the acting was spot on, I would have liked more story and character development though.
This is The Fourth Kind meets Paranormal Activity in a really bad way. Most of the dialogue is unnecessary, trying too hard to make it seem real. Unfortunately, what that did is lose my interest in the process.
I'm going to keep it short and sweet. The dialogue in The Canyons is cringe-worthy... the only thing I really could appreciate was the look + music. Out of all the cast I'll say that Lohan and Funk did alright.
Whoever thought that this "story" was a good idea needs a reality check.
Fun. Visually striking. Bad-ass. Guillermo del Toro clearly knows whats he's doing. No movie can be perfect but clearly this is as close as it gets for a summer blockbuster.
The Kings of Summer is an instant classic, just became one of my all time favorites. Chris Galletta wrote an amazing story and Jordan Vogt-Roberts did an amazing job bringing it to life. Pretty extraordinary that this is actually both their first time working on a full length film.
It had me laughing in the first 10 mins, THAT's how you do comedy. And whenever you thought the movie was gonna slow down.. it picked back up.
It evokes the adventurer in all of us. Go watch it, don't miss out.
Fan-tastic movie. It's a simple story that just worked! I absolutely loved the look and feel of this movie, it's one of those little gems that you think could disappoint but turns out being the complete opposite. Props to James Franco though, he did carry this film and LIVED the Alien, as absurd as he was. Laughs are definitely guaranteed.
Without spoiling too much.. the restaurant robbery scene as seen from the car and the one with Britney Spear's "Everytime" are the best scenes I've seen in a long time. So euphoric and beautifully shot that left me wanting for more.
Interpret this film as you wish, honestly it's not for everyone. It's funny, thrilling and I'd even say a social commentary.
The Purge is an amazing concept that failed to deliver a great story that would bring it to life. Before I even watched this film, I was aware that it would be wasted in a home invasion flick instead of developing it into something more.
The acting was stupendous, Ethan Hawke and the rest of the cast did great. Plus, the whole look and feel to the movie was surprisingly awesome, outstanding cinematography work!
The thing is that throughout the whole movie I kept thinking; "Why did the parents think it was necessary for the kid to know the security code?" Of course that would've left us with no story and a reason for writer and director James DeMonaco, to come up with a better one.
The whole psychological factors in play and criticism on society that could have been brought to the table were completely ignored going for a more traditional route.
You've seen where you went wrong DeMonaco, the ball is in your court now for The Purge 2. Go for another storyline, don't make it into a continuous thing, I'M BEGGING.
From the director of P2, horror fans get another remake... this time for "Maniac", starring Elijah Wood. The film is about a psychotic man turned serial killer, can't say much more without giving too much away. Also, I haven't watched the original so I don't have much input as to the connection between the two.
The problem with this film is that it tried to be more than what it is. Elijah did great but the pacing was horrendous and the story was a little bit short-ended. What really ruined it for me was the first person point of view from the killer's perspective. I know what they were trying to do but it at some point in the movie, it got exhausting and just turned into a distraction instead of helping the viewer dive more in the mind of this killer. I honestly think that the film would have been a lot more enjoyable from a traditional perspective, including first person scenes moderately.
The score and music were absolutely amazing, truly the best part of this film. Surprisingly the gore was pretty intense, it had me cringing in some scenes of how real it looked and it isn't overused at all. It's an OK film but pretty boring.