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The Goonies
The Goonies (1985)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

My brother's girlfriend made me watch this film and was stunned that I had never seen it before. I expected it to be amazing, but to be honest I found it a bit tedious. Yeah it has the right messages like friendship bla bla, but I just couldn't really get into the film. I didn't really think it was anything special. It wasn't all bad, it had some good moments, the fat kid made me laugh, Sloth was adorable and the kids were fairly cute. Children and big kids will like this film, but if you're not really one for action and adventure this film wont leave you fulfilled. It's decent enough, but its not for everyone.

Grade: C

Black Swan
Black Swan (2010)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I'm probably going to get a lot of thumbs down for my rating and review, but Black Swan is extremely overrated and is not for the horror haters. I spent most of the time covering my eyes and praying for the film to end; it was just too gruesome, bloody and violent. The story is no doubt good, yes it portrays the competitive and harsh world of ballet, but couldn't it have done it without all the over explicit gore and nightmare inducing horror? Natalie Portman plays a ballerina who is under huge pressure to get the part of the black and white swan and the pressure leads to starvation and self mutilation. Natalie Portman, Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassell put on good performances and the film offered an interesting and though provoking insight into the world of ballet, but personally I dont like such dark, morose and violent films. For those who dont like horror, you wont enjoy this.

Grade: D

Paul (2011)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Very decent film with entertaining performances from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost, who are always a good comic duo with great banter. Although the film is not laugh out loud funny, it has some humorous moments and was really heartwarming to watch, I'd say its a comical version of E.T. I'm not genereally into sci fi and adventure, but this is one of those movies where the genre doesn't have to appeal you and you can still enjoy it without being a sci fi fan. Even though this is a really good film, its not one I would watch over and over again.

Grade: B+

Chalet Girl
Chalet Girl (2011)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Chalet Girl is a "nice" film, but its nothing you haven't seen before. Its pretty much a predictable teen flick about an ordinary girl who gets with the guy of her dreams who sweeps her off her feet. You know that from the start. It's watchable and has some funny and touching moments, but for me it played it safe and lacked originality. Don't get me wrong, it is a likeable film, but its hardly a groundbreaking classic. Felicity Jones (she kind of reminded me of an English Juno)and Ed Westwick are likeable and have good chemistry though. Decent film, but it didn't blow me away.

Grade: B-

Orphan (2009)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This was actually a fairly decent horror film, I wasn't really expecting very much, but I was actually suprised. The Orphan is terrifying, poignant, even occassionally witty and completely unpredictable with a good twist. The film is about a couple (Vera Farmiga and Peter Skarsgard) who adopt a nine-year-old Orphan Esther (Isabelle Furhman) who captures their hearts with her charm, however bad things start happening whenever Esther is around. The Orphan has some really good performances and good characters. This film certainly had me on the edge of my seat and the suspense kept buliding and building. Not being a horror fan, this was pretty decent in my books.

Grade: A