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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Just Go with It
½

Just go away.

It feels like just having six pounds mashed potatoes without water.

The Blind Side
½

Reminds me Erin Brockovich.

Erin Brockovich
½

Lucky it's Roberts, using another actress the movie would be horrible.

About a Boy
About a Boy(2002)
½

It reminds me a broken microwave.

Two Weeks Notice

Cheap, unconvincing but likable.

Love Actually

Light and tasty, best salad ever.

Did You Hear About the Morgans?

Grant is good, Parker not. Movie's like and enjoyable.

I Am Number Four

Despite that the actors cannot act, it's not that boring.

Music and Lyrics
½

The two leads are lovely. Music is enjoyable. Like the film.

American Dreamz
½

This is what happens when Hugh Grant is casted in Scary Movie.

Black Swan
Black Swan(2010)
½

Boring, predictable script. Depressing picture. Portman acts like a suffocating cat throughout the movie.

Scream 4
Scream 4(2011)

Little has changed since scream 1.

Arthur
Arthur(2011)

Russell Brand was too noisy in the movie to be likable. I can't make through the first 20 minutes.

Bridesmaids
Bridesmaids(2011)
½

It proves that a romantic comedy can still be funny even it's filled with actresses around their 40s.

Thor
Thor(2011)

It weights like a Greek epic at times, but at other times it's light and full of fun.

Runaway Bride

Very predictable and illogical. But still enjoyable.

Pretty Woman
Pretty Woman(1990)

Not as good as Notting Hill, but still a heartwarming comedy.

Notting Hill
Notting Hill(1999)
½

This is one of few rom-coms that are actually funny. A classic.

Transformers
Transformers(2007)
½

A focus on humans saves a lot of mess, then it becomes messy again as robots begin to show their parts.

Casino Royale
½

Bond Begins.

This movie is filled with witty dialogues, clever action sequences, and twists.

Things I like
* Bond caught a gun thrown at him, and then threw it back
* M's comments or complaints on Bond
* Bond mistaken as a hotel service boy, and then took advantage of it to distract securities
* Holmes-style conversation with Vesper Lynd
* realistic pick-up scene, with Solange
* Bond beaten in Casino, and then poisoned
* Bond fell in love for really, quite unexpected
* Mandelbrot set using clubs during the theme song

Witty lines:
M: Who the hell do they think they are? I report to the Prime Minister, and even he's smart enough not to ask me what we do. Have you ever seen such a bunch of self-righteous, arse-covering prigs? They don't care what we do; they care what we get photographed doing. And how the hell could Bond be so stupid? I give him double-O status and he celebrates by shooting up an embassy! Is the man deranged? And where the hell is he? In the old days, if an agent did something that embarrassing, he'd have the good sense to defect! Christ, I miss the Cold War!

M (to Bond): Go and stick your head in the sand and think about your future.

Vesper: Now, having just met you, I wouldn't go as far as calling you a cold-hearted bastard...
Bond: No, of course not.
Vesper: But it wouldn't be a stretch to imagine. You think of women as disposable pleasures rather than meaningful pursuits. So, as charming as you are, Mr. Bond, I will be keeping my eyes on our government's money and off your perfectly formed arse.
Bond: You noticed.
Vesper: Even accountants have imagination. How was your lamb?
Bond: Skewered. One sympathizes.

Bond: Can I give you a lift home?
Solange: That would really send him over the edge. I'm afraid I'm not that cruel.
Bond: Well, perhaps you're just out of practice.
Solange: Perhaps
Bond: What about a drink at my place?
Solange: Your place? Is it close?
Bond: Very.
Solange: One drink.

Vesper: Am I going to have a problem with you, Mr. Bond?
Bond: No, don't worry, you're not my type.
Vesper: Smart?
Bond: Single.

Bond: You don't think this is a very good plan, do you?
Vesper: So there is a plan. I got the impression that were risking millions of dollars and hundreds of lives on a game of luck.

Vesper: I'm afraid I'm a complicated woman.
Bond: That is something to be afraid of.

Vesper: James, I want you to know that if all that was left of you was your smile and your little finger, you'd still be more of a man than any I've known.
Bond: That's because you know what I can do with my little finger.

Superman Returns
½

This is a strong movie. Yes Routh could've done better, Luthor could be darker, but I still like it.

Orphan
Orphan(2009)

Fuhrman's Esther is scary.

Tangled
Tangled(2010)

Light and enjoyable, but not so memorable. I think I need to rewatch it sometime to give it a better review.

The Dark Knight
½

The fast-paced movie is dark, suave, introspective, and thrilling.
Ledger's Joker will go down history as one of classic villains with Hopkins' Hannibal.

Ocean's Eleven

Efficient, funny and sexy.

Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump(1994)
½

It's a touching movie, but with too many improbable plots.

Panic
Panic(2000)
½

Alex listened to his father all his life, but has he ever lived?

Die Hard
Die Hard(1988)
½

The pair of Willis and Rickman is just classic.

Schindler's List

It is very hard to top this movie, as there is very little to criticize.

Scream
Scream(1996)

A female version of Die Hard, very funny.

Inception
Inception(2010)
½

Nice idea, but somehow too messy and too long.

Tron Legacy
Tron Legacy(2010)
½

The user returns, neatly.

The Company
The Company(2003)
½

A spectacularly artistic movie, may be the first time I realize that a film can be good without a plot.

The Social Network

A strong, impatient and minimalist movie, and no violence and nudity involved.

The movie feels more like a live text book of microeconomics. We ask: how can a nerd get recognition? Zuckerberg observed: "better" people join exclusive clubs, so being exclusive seems to a way of establishing a high value. This idea somehow leaded to the birth of facebook, whose exclusive nature solved the privacy issue in the otherwise popular website: facemesh. The success of facebook leaded Zuckerberg to a totally new journey, but unfortunately he excluded himself from old friends and fellow students along the way. Quite an irony considering facebook was supposed to help people connecting each other...

The King's Speech
½

The movie is smart, touching, but somehow too long.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1

The idea seems to be making a movie about the physical and emotional struggles of the trio. I like it, but it could be shorter.