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My all-time favourite film. period. Tim Burton's Magnum Opus IMHO. The ultimate expression of his Gothed-out, Nilihistic, pedantic mind. I absolutely LOVE IT. Awesome cast, great art direction, great score and a memorable Siouxsie theme song. If "Blade Runner" is the poster child for dystopia then THIS film is it for Nihilsm!
Setting aside the cult and camp status of this infamous film, and the questionable veracity of Christina's story, Faye Dunaway's performance as well as the incredible physical transfomation are legendary.
Meryl Streep's performance was exemplary. It's the underlying bones of what she had to work with that's questionable. The film overall paints Thatcher in a favourable light, However it portrays the older Maggie as suffering from dementia and hallucinations, with which added nothing overall to the storytelling. Still worth seering though.
Maybe it's my age... being that this film came out during my formative years. But I love it. An over-the-top comedy with an awesome cast, great one-liners and terrific script. That's my very biased opinion.
Probably my favorite John Waters film. As is often the case the production posse actors are often more enjoyable than the headliners (Mink Stole and Patty Hearst) an over-the-top fun film that succeeds in offending everyone.
actually saw this film when it was initially released. t is a thought-provoking and edgy film, albeit with unsympathetic characters. it's a pessimistic film released at the tip end of a very pessimistic and transformative time in the world culturally.
The mood, production and underlying story in this film are done very well... However the acting was quite trite. Definitely a product of it's time. Both in good and not so good ways. Nevertheless it's a much better story than the 2004 remake.
The Director's edition does improve overall on a film i fondly remember from childhood. Although longish (I used to fall asleep during the original director's cut without fail, now it's hard to find) it is done very well. Probably my favorite of the first round of ST films. Has one of the best movie soundtracks of all time.
A fondly remembered film from my childhood, this movie is really silly with unconvincing special effects and a lot of second unit work. Watchabhle but will be most enjoyed by diehard Lucy and Desi fans.
Since I never saw this film when it came out, surprisingly well-done. Lots of crude humor but it was well-written. Kind of politically incorrect from a modern perspective. Could not be made today without a lot of edge-softening.
With all of the elements available for a great Gothic dramady unfortunately it fell flat in a number of key areas.Tim Burton gave it the old college try... and it was more mainstream than one might expect from him. Great Cast and a surprise ending.
Very nicely done short and to-the-point story that definitely skewed towards Spector's story. Pacino is fantastic and while Helen Mirren gave it the old college try... I do think Bette Midler (the origional choice) would have better portrayed Linda Kenney baden.
The film had a great cast... but not the best dialogue ever written. It also suffers from a general feeling of slowness... and a failed attempt to be gritty and/or shocking. All that having been said. I have always really liked the film.
Although it suffered from some hammy acting (Mostly by Chamberlain), It was well-written and very detailed. (to the point of being excessively slow). Toshiro Mifune was beyond reproach, as was most of the Japanese cast. John Rhys-Davies and Vladek Shebal also get major props.
This rather run-of-the-mill Warner Bros. thriller... a forerunner to international intrigue films such as "The Bourne Identity" or a Tom Clancy... was so well-written and made that by happy accident it has gone on to become one of the greatest films ever made. The dialogue is simply iconic and the film is loaded with history.
An all-star cast and iconic characters didn't hold this story together very well. Several significant plot holes and an over abundance of digital effects left this picture rather flat in my opinion. The weakest entry in the saga.
a decent but busy film that mostly is accurate, but features very little of Rommel's legendary battlefield tactics and record, and mostly focuses on his disagreement with Hitler and support of the conspirators.
A fun sendup/spoof of horror films from Roman Polanski, who would very shortly go to direct a REAL horror classic. (Rosemary's Baby). Worth watching if nothing else to appreciate the beautiful Sharon Tate.
One of only 3 sequels I know of (the other two being "Empire Strikes Back" and "Batman Returns") That were actually BETTER than the original film. Absolutely excellent. May be a bit too slow-moving for viewers under 40.
A wonderfully biting and pessimistic view of Los Angeles in the early 90's... when it really was the shithole it's portrayed to be. I love it. Probably my favorite Joel Schumacher film. Hard to believe he would go on in just 5 short years to direct such a turkey as "Batman and Robin"
Visually stunning but quite the muddle in terms of plot. It's anime so it's SUPPOSED to involve suspension of disbelief. Still, my problem with Steampunk is that it straddles the line a little too much.
Timothy Dalton represents a (welcome?) distinct change from the more easygoing and often comical Bond of Roger Moore in this somewhat grittier film. had some great stunts and a cool (if 80's) score by John Barry
In classic over-the-top John Glen/Roger Moore fashion, this film is both fun and really, really cheesy. Has all the usual (Great!) supporting cast of the Moore-era Bond pictures, and one of the best Bond Villains of all time in Christopher Walken and Grace Jones. Awesome score and theme song.
Seemed promising on paper (I mean, with Liam Neeson starring how could it suck?) but fell way flat in execution. Takes too long to get going. This film was obviously made to cash in on the Batman (1989) craze, right down to the Danny Elfman soundtrack.
They say nothing succeeds like excess, or succes is excess, or something like that. This over-the-top Bond film was incredible. An awesome villain in Michael Lonsdale, unbelieveably complex stunts (all pre-CG) and a great score.
George Lazenby's only outing as 007 was an excellent entry into the series. With an incredibly awesome score and secondary theme song by John Barry. Telly Savalas played an excellent action-oriented Blofeld. And then there's Diana Rigg as well.
Pretty much a rant of Michael Moore on the need to abolish or heavily regulate (further) gun ownership in the U.S. While I don't agree with the message of the film it was poignant and interesting at times.
My second favorite Connery-era Bond film, after "Diamonds are Forever". Had an awesome score, and Donald Pleasence was great as Blofeld (All the Blofelds were great in my opinion). Took the Bond clicheés from the prior films and ramped them way up.
The darkest and grittiest of the Moore-era Bond Films. The great ensemble recurring cast is back (except Bernard Lee) and Julian Glover made an especially cruel and subdued Bond villain. Very watchable and believable.
This is a delightful, family-oriented light romantic comedy. John Candy is loveable and benign in this story, which Maureen O'Hara TOTALLY runs away with in her supporting role. Anthony Quinn and James Belushi also add nicely to it. Marred only by the weak acting of Ally Sheedy (Not a big shocker there)
Wartime song-and-dance number with ALL of the big Warner Bros. stars of the day (Notably absent but mentioned several times was Humphrey Bogart). Cute at times but otherwise trite even taking into account the time it was made
This another one of those coming-of-age films that, well it wasn't MY age and in a big case of personal bias, i couldn't relate to. (At least I'm admitting it freely) Somewhat similar to "American Graffiti". A good cast but really rather boring.
Has ALL of the typical Tim Burton features. I Mean ALL of them ( Danny Elfman, Johnny Depp, little models of buildings everywhere, Gothed-out feel and classic Horror film actors to name a few) A very nicely done Fractured Fairy Tale.
The film had it's moments and Heath Ledger made a fine Joker but it felt like a prime time TV drama, had a convoluted plot, and a weak female lead in Maggie Gyllenhaal. Doesn't even come close to equaling the Tim Burton films.
I saw this film when it came out. It, along with "Monster's Ball" and "Alien 3", are the most depressing films I have ever seen. NOTHING good happens to these kids in this picture. The gang rape scene probably is the creepiest rape scene ever made.
The film was funny and well-made. Good cast and the usual Tim Burton touch for the macabre and kooky as only he could do. Martin Landau received a well-deserved Oscar for his genius performance as Bela Lugosi
an overall good epic that suffered from excessive length, especially the last hour or so and a few improbability issues... Like Ingrid Bergman playing an Englishwoman and Curt Jurgens playing a half-Chinese officer. That having been said, they did a fine job.
Had all of the features of a typical James Cameron production. Moving if smarmy love story that pulled it away from top marks. But the rest of the picture was without equal. Gloria Stewart, Kathy bates and David Warner were particularly memorable.
This film came along obviously to give the franchise what must have been deemed necessary: The full Dawson/Buffy treatment. While it had some memorable scenes it couldnt touch the first three films in terms of casting.
I suppose kudos are due to Hollywood for tackling a very thorny issue at the time in the best way they could, but it still suffers from triteness through and through. Thank goodness this wasn't the end of such stories, but only the beginning.
Like "Tron Legacy"... had many, many shout-outs to the first film. Otherwise it had a weak story, and weak acting by the ensemble cast. Shia LeBeouf was just too young for this part, and the whole thing was toned way down from the grittiness of the first picture.
Made in the style of sci-fi pics as of late. Lots and lots of blue lighting and minimal colour saturation. The special effects were superb, Has about a million shout-outs to the original, and I enjoyed Michael Sheen's performance. Beyond that it was boring.
As seems to be the case on this site, whenever the critics hate it i seem to love it. Truly suspenseful film that was light on the gore. So i enjoyed it. A thinly veiled allegory designed to propagandize as well as entertain.
I was expecting something along the lines of "Runaway Train"... but it was way more like CSI: Siberia. Despite being shot on location in China and Russia there was very little eye candy. (except for super-hot Eduardo Noriega). Very much a TV movie with a little added gore and not much else
Kudos to Tom Cruise for taking on the role of Stauffenberg. The picture accurately (by all accounts) paints Stauffenberg as a true hero, rather than the anti-hero that Speer was, for example. A well-made production. More hats off for the realistic portrayal of Hilter rather than a wild-eyed, shrieking banshee as in similar films (Derek Jacobi comes to mind). Finally, Terence Stamp *ahem*.. stomped the role of Beck superbly.
Had a great cast and action sequences. Sophie Marceau outshone Robert Carlysle as the deliciously evil French bitch Electra King. Who Mourns for Electra? Me. Not quite as good as the previous two pictures, nor the film that follows it.
One of the best James Cameron films. Notice that the usual JC touches are on board (Hot chick with big guns, nukes, steam, flashing lights, small confined spaces, Jenette Goldstein, etc.) Great cast, story and a runaway incredible action flick.
The title is a misnomer there was nothing Gothic about this film. Halle Berry, for all her beauty, is like the Isabella Rossellini of the Aughts in terms of talent sorry to say. Very hackneyed story and production. Robert Downey Jr. was still high apparently too. Weak dialogue.
Even for a prison film this one is a stretch. Barbara Stanwyck remains my favorite leading lady from the Golden Age, and this film IS watchable. Just a bit silly from a 21st century perspective. Gawd how I hate the 21st Century!
An all-around tour de force by an incredible cast. Sally Field's second (well-deserved) Oscar win. Ended on a "real" note. Missed top marks due to a few anachronisms that bugged me (They're poor farmers living in Depression-era TX, yet the farm is electrified? C'mon! Really??)
This is a good story with a good cast, but the writers didn't do the research too well. The Japanese tenants are played up with all the generic Asian clichées possible, and while California law does favor the tenant (I know from firsthand experience), it's taken over the top in this film. Similar to "Noise". Good picture to be rebooted/remade someday.
Awesome all-star cast, including Toshiro Mifune. Otherwise rather shopworn and done without the great special effects of other war movies. Too much time spent in war rooms and too little time spent actually fighting the battle.
The film was really rather trite, with an attempt to be gritty by the use of numerous clichées. Probably was gritty at the time it was released but society has moved the bar. Watchable but not memorable.
Ran a bit long but enjoyable. The obvious inspiration for "Young Frankenstein" which it is quite similar to. If you've seen that film before this one, it may strike you as unintentionally humorous and/or campy.
John Huston's penchant for storytelling is on display in this period piece. Similar to any number of Irish-based films before the Troubles. Anjelica huston kind of hanms it up in this. eh. it was aight.
Although the story was as old as the hills, the rest of the production was very well done. Good casting, Awesome soundtrack. You'd SWEAR it was produced by Emilio Estefan what with songs by Thalia, Gloria Estefan, and even a cameo by Albita, but after checking the credits that's not the case. Much better than I was expecting it to be.
There were many coming-of-age films that were way better than this picture. The incessant 50's soundtrack running throughout the whole film, was meant to tie it together but had the effect of driving me nuts. George, cut out the music. We get it. Nostaglia for you. Sheesh.
If one takes into account the time it was made, a groundbreaking action thriller that spawned a slew of copycat productions. Today we might say the premise is clichéed. Alan Rickman was absolutely, deliciously, and thoroughly evil. I give it 4 stars grudgingly... primarily for Rickman's outstanding job.
Filled with impossible stunts, tongue-in-cheek humour, cartoonishly silly characters and an awesome cast, this picture is one of my favorite bond films. Has all of the elements one needs in a good 007 outing and more.
Without Tim Burton at the helm the series began to languish under the freakish Joel Schumacher and his campy homoeroticism. Nonetheless the casting was still good and this picture had a ton of great lines. Nearly all of them uttered by Jim Carrey.
One of my all-time favorites. Genius casting, Genius (Gothic) art direction... and all the usual Tim Burton signature features (Except Johnny Depp). Incredible soundtrack AND Gothed-out score. I'd give it six stars if I could.
Probably my favorite James Cameron film. had all the classic JC touches (Plot tension inside of a closed, vulnerable space; Pipe and steam filled blue-gray narrow corridors, Flashing lights, Bill Paxton and Jenette Goldstein) Great cast and awesome production. Iconic imagery and dialogue.
This picture is one of the MOST DEPRESSING films I have EVER seen. Like "Monster's Ball and "Last Exit to Brooklyn", NOTHING good happens in this super-sad sequel... that just sucked. You could skip over it completely and you wouldn't miss a damned thing. Ripley dies in the end. There. Now you can jump to "Alien Resurrection"
Although not as good as the first two Alien films, certainly better than Alien 3. The cast did a good job, and the story wasn't any more far-fetched than the previous entries. One gets the feeling that Winona Ryder and Sigourney Weaver really enjoyed themselves in the production of this entry, and it shows.
All in all not the worst disaster picture i've ever seen. The final destruction scene waqs deliberately shot in B & W in order to intersperse the famous actual newsreel footage no doubt. As for the cast, Once again Patton (tries) to save the day.
One of my favorite films, probably the best dystopian film ever. Awesome cast, great story and loaded with tons of tongue-in-cheek humor and one-liners that make it so memorable. Way better than the sequel.
This dystopian sequel is nowhere near as good as the original, and it sits smack in the middle of a set of films i like to call the "Hollywood hates Itself" set. Had an OK cast but little new ground is covered. Used every shopworn negative notion about L.A. ever proferred... THAT part i Loved!
Thought-provoking, fascinating, and well-done. Like "JFK" whether you love or hate this man it's a very interesting story. The cast, which did not seem like so much on paper, did an awesome job. Great picture.
We really DON'T need another hero...The film was well-made... but outside of the girl from Nutbush's performance, it left me wanting. Now I know where the production designers of "Waterworld" got their inspiration from. Good soundtrack.
A good picture to be rebooted someday, and shortened. Even for it's time the production was rather trite. Seeming more like a TV movie than a feature film. It does have some good moments of suspense; just altogether done rather poorly.
Considering the film is nearly 50 years old, a good production with good special effects. Fascinating (and refreshing) was the lack of a music score throughout virtually the entire movie. Tippi Hendren was better than other Hitchcock leading ladies. Jessica Tandy was especially memorable.
Martin Landau's performance was exceptional in this Hitchcock classic. Cary Grant was a tad weak as the protagonist. Eve Marie Saint continues the Kim Novak tradition of ho-hum leading ladies. Watchable overall but there are better Hitchcock entries
A rather clichéd production overall, with weak dialogue. What saves it is the overall true-to-life tragedy of Selena's life, Edward James Olmos and Jennifer Lopez' performance, and the very well-done ending.
A product of the time it was made. Serves as a good historical marker for the early days of the AIDS epidemic and LGBT history in general. Though-provoking and sensitive. Kind of a "gay" movie but mainstream at the same time.
The last of the big budget 70's disaster pictures had some good special effects for the time. Was a tad slow-moving but not as bad as the reviews might let you believe. The authentic Russian spoken by Wood and Keith in the film is a nice touch.
Joan Crawford, older here but sure of herself as ever, did quite well in what otherwise might have been forgotten as a rather trite production. Look for both Geoffrey Keen and Michael Gough in this thoroughly British picture that was well-made a la Hammer Films
Nowhere near as interesting as was expected. Rene Russo sure could pull off a dead ringer for Teri Hatcher in this film. Probably the worst film I've seen that starred Pierce Brosnan. He's usually much better than this.
An iconic western that catapulted John Wayne into superstardom. Reminded me of "Lifeboat" in the sense that you have this diverse cast of characters cooped up into a small, vulnerable space. Some cool stunts for 1939.
An excellently made production with an excellent ensemble cast. All the details were sweated and it shows. One of my favorite movies. Interesting and engaging whether you buy the underlying conspiracy theory or not.
Not too bad really. A bit long. Costner did tremendously well. Whitney Lord, rest her soul... wasn't much of an actress but she gave it her best shot. Overall, a carefully executed production designed to do what it did. Make a killing for all involved. Incredible soundtrack.
An ensemble cast led by the excellent Maxmillian Schell gave a good if cerebral performance in this Disney sci-fi pic that obviously was made to capitalize on what was en vogue at the time. Good special effects. Rather dark by Disney standards. Bore more than a passing similarity to Disney's own "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea"
i dont care what the critics said about this picture I love it. One of my all-time favorites from childhood. Funny dialogue and filled with a ton of one-liners and zingers makes this GenXer standby a gem. Look for the cool cast of 80's SNL regulars and a few surprises (Like Johnathan Pryce and Robert Guillaume)
A great cast and soundtrack coupled with numerous vigniettes from the era in which it was made knock this great high-school coming-of-age flick out of the park. Sean Penn was absolutely fantastic as the stoner Spicoli.
Whew! What a looooonnnnggggg film! Beautiful cinematography. David Lean's masterpiece. An all-star cast did a great job. Everyone should see it once to appreciate Lean's genius in moviemaking. Then never again (giggle).
Louis Gossett, Jr. was awesome in this fondly-remembered childhood film (for any GenXer I'd say). Although I'm not wild about Dennis Quaid he did alright as well. Similar to "Hell in the Pacific" although this film ended on a much better note.
A lavishly made war epic. Rather unusually cast with white actors playing many of the roles of the Chinese peasants. A product of the time it was made, showing the Japanese in a very unfavorable light. Nevertheless, I enjoyed it
As good but altogether different from the first film, both in feel and stylistically. Awesome animation, music and production in an animated film. The biker gang battle with the police in the beginning is lifted right out of "Streets of Fire". One of my all-time favorites
A stunning if gory interpretation of a multi-layered story. Neil Jordan did as best as anyone could adapting the challenging book to the big screen. Tom Cruise and Kirsten Dunst were especially memorable.
This film had a great soundtrack and songs. The acting style and the blocking of the cast was just like that of a a musical production. The film however can't be called a musical. Not sure what to call it but it was different. Similar films include "Megazone 23" and "Graffitti Bridge"
Linda Hunt's performance was spectacular. If only the rest of the film held up to it. Sigourney Weaver, who is usually so memorable, was rather blah and with an unconvincing British accent to boot. Mel Gibson was there. "Nuff said.
Visually stunning and raw without being excessive. Except the running time, which is more torture than a WWII Internment Camp in Burma. But if you can suffer through it it's worth it. Great ensemble cast. More esoteric yet similar in theme to "All Quiet on the Western Front"
Ridley Scott's Crusader spectacle was incredibly made but excessively long and far too much graphic violence and gore... Although none too many of Scott's film are for the faint-of-stomach or children. The Siege of Jerusalem climax was otherwise very well done. Great all-star cast. This movie gets high marks from me BUT you may wish to watch it on broadcast TV where the blood-and-guts factor is (a little) toned-down.
Extremely funny film. Very tongue-in-cheek dark humor. Peter Sellers was absolutely genius playing three different roles. Try and catch the subtle messages abounding in this film. Similar to "Canadian Bacon"
Beautifully-made but trite musical comedy shot in flawless Technicolor. Although Carmen Miranda gets top billing in this film she's only on-screen a very short time in the beginning and halfway through. Note Leonid Kinskey (Sasha from "Casablanca") as Tito. This picture drips Hays Code. But wasn't really too bad.
This big budget RKO offering was more of a vehicle for Dolores Del Rio than Fred and Ginger. Rather silly and trite from a modern perspective. The song and dance numbers were great but there were too few of them frankly.
I saw this film first-run way back in the day in a drive-in theatre in Southern California. Seeing it thirty years later it wasn't that bad. Eastwood does a fine job and there's a good supporting cast. Takes a while to get going. The special effects were good considering this is one of the last films before the CG effects era began.
J.J. Abrams re-imagining of the original wasn't my cup of tea. It was indeed too much like Babylon 5 or BG and too little Star Trek. I'm really over the whole shaky-camera technique to try and create tension. Once again, like in "ST Nemesis" we have an evil Romulan hell-bent on planetary destruction. Not sure why everybody flipped over this film. Zach Quinto did make a fine Spock however.
It was difficult to suspend disbelief in this action film packed with jaw-dropping special effects. Everything else seemed to drop onto the very highway the protagonists seem to be driving on. Corny moviemaking and weak acting sucked up my higher marks.
A bit longish but quite good. For once a cast that seemed ho-hum on paper did much better than I was expecting. Similar to "Dangerous Liasons". This film was the more serious production and probably the better of the two.
I have to admit I was surprised at how much I enjoyed this film. Similar to "Nine to Five" but not as good. Dame Helen Mirren was deliciously evil and gets top props as the titular antagonist (antihero?). Watchable and fun in spite of itself.
Cloyingly sweet and politically correct musical interpretation of a classic. Whitney Houston was the best part of this story. Had a good cast who underwhelmed us with there delivery. It looked like it was shot on the backlot of Disney studios or maybe Disney-MGM theme park.
Very nicely done iconic Disney film. Certainly to rank in the top ten Disney films of all time. The editing was superb as were the iconic songs.The voice talent was multi-faceted and pretty much beyond equal.
In spite of the fact it was critically panned I thought this silly, cheesy 80's comedy was hilarious. Meryl Streep demonstrates her ability to do comedy, And Roseanne actually wasn't all that bad. Ed Begley, Jr. sucked but we expected that. Entertaining film that had a decent storyline.
I love this cheesy, 80's sci-fi/horror flick. Sometimes you just want a movie to entertain you in spite of how bad, trite or silly it may be, and Maximum Overdrive delivers this in spades. How can you not love the machines-gone-wild story all to the tune of a lotta 80's AC/DC???
In the words of Ted Moseby's rhetorical question: "How GOOD was Dead Poet's Society?!" A bit longish but Robin Williams and the rest of the cast, Including B-movie actor Kurtwood Smith, did a splendid job in this now iconic story of hopes, wishes and dreams, and balancing all aspects of life in a quest for wholeness
Overrated. Ridley Scott's attempt at mixing film noir with sci-fi fell short on both counts. The cast seemed to hold promise on paper but not in execution. Overall this dystopian flick didn't live up to the hype. There are much better entries from Mr. Scott.
Watchable entry in the prequel series, This film contends with the deletion of the awesome Liam Neeson, which is balanced by the addition of the legendary Christopher Lee. The film score wasn't as stirring as in the previous film. Incredible battle sequences marred only by the ludicrous light-sabre duel between Yoda and Dooku.... I mean, really?
A nice sunday afternoon kind of film. Greta Garbo was beautiful and wanted to be alone. Joan Crawford was interesting in this film made 16 years before "MIldred Pierce" and some thirty years before "...Baby Jane"
One of the best black comedies I have ever seen.This old lady is just totally evil! The film was uproariously funny, with lots of little side vigniettes that added to the theme that real life is often just plain ludicrous. In spite of the language barrier some things are universal and it comes out in this gem of a film. Ends on a wonderful note.
Very good historical drama that paints a radical terrorist almost as the father of his country. The underlying theme is just that. De Valera got the power and the glory and Collins got...well I don't want to spoil it. Liam Neeson was fantastic. He always is though. The score was rather overpowering at times. Best enjoyed with diminished volume.
Good cast and the usual Tim Burton touches (Pedantic score by Danny Elfman, ghoulish yet silly makeup effects, somewhat morbid storyline, and little models of buildings everywhere). Note this film was made when Michael Keaton was his muse rather than the now ubquitous casting of Johnny Depp (Don't misunderstand, I like Tim Burton).
A very watchable now classic sci-fi film done very tastefully. The special effects may seem dated for younger viewers but... another fondly remembered childhood film for me. Paradoxically embodies the ideals of the Age of Reason and yet ignores certain known facts concerning what would be the natural development of civilization.
Started off well but fizzled midway through. The songs weren't as catchy and clever as the previous two films. Disney didn't stray too far from the established formula, which was both good and bad. They waited until the ultimate entry to try and develop the main characters, which was too little too late. Too much dialogue that didn't matter and too few new ideas.
Well-made and had some catchy (if not bubble-gummy) tunes, but not quite as good as the first film.... Sharpay is back though up to her elbows in scheming. Her brother Ryan gets a little more development in this film. Watchable.
One of my all-time favorites.... Loaded with spectacular visuals, an interesting cast, and a great interpretation of E.M. Forester's intriguing story. Watch it several times to catch the numerous details that make it so telling of the iniquities of the final years of the British Raj.
Started out well but I found myself lost at the reasoning behind Nina's pyschosis. The scenes of graphic sexuality and self-mutilation were a bit much for me as well... call me old-fashioned if you wish but...I felt it could have been better. Natalie Portman IS quite talented however.
This awesome cross-cultural story has two of my favorite British actors, Saeed Jaffrey and Roshan Seth. A young Daniel Day-Lewis also plays an excellent part. Similar to (foreshadowed?) "Bend it like Beckham" but much more serious. Also related in theme is "Madame Souzatska". All three are great storys.
I was unimpressed with this film, despite my love of Belgium. The scenery was beautiful however it was a mish-mash of confusing storylines and gratuitous violence, Including the graphic murder of a child. What happened to the Code?
The Area 88 series is a great story about a young Japanese soldier-of-fortune forced to work as a mercenary for an unnamed Middle Eastern power in a vicious war. Great animation that, may seem dated by today's standards. Still a great story
My all-time favorite Japanese film, and one of my all-time favorite movies PERIOD. Unmatched production. Fifty years ahead of it's time. Wonderful music, story and even dialogue. Don't watch the dubbed version. Best in the original Japanese.
Excellent film about the securities industry and their infamous "chop shops". Missed top marks only due to a few factual inaccuracies (I formerly worked as an Investments Compliance Officer) Similar to "Wall Street". In fact, that film is referenced a couple times inside of this film.
Without question THE best of the TNG films, and right up there with ST II and ST VI in the entire franchise. Extremely well-made and a better time travel story than the similar "Star Trek IV". Stewart shows a great range of talent and Alfre Woodard was great.
Although panned by most of the critics I felt this film had a lot to offer. The story wasn't any more far-fetched than any of the other ST films, and it did tie up the transition from the original series to the TNG movie-era. Great cast, memorable dialogue and spectacular special effects. Malcolm McDowell is the best ST villain after Khan and maybe Gul Dukat.
My favorite of the original series movies. Nicholas Meyer is back with his gritty, gripping interpretation of the future as not for the faint-of-heart. Great cast and story and an edge-of-your-seat climax.
Boldly goes off in a direction never before attempted in the ST franchise. Nicholas Meyer's gritty, graphic and downright scary interpretation of space keeps you on the edge of your seat. He takes away the rather sterile and sanitary portrayal of space travel so evident in earlier films. Iconic
This is my personal favorite Bond film of them all. It had all of the classic elements of a good Bond film, great locations, a naval storyline, and an awesome BBC supporting cast including Samantha Bond, Colin Salmon, Geoffrey Palmer and Dame Judi Dench.
Perfect casting that matched Jane Fonda with her father and a story that mirrored their real-life relationship and difficulties. Jane should have gotten the Best Supporting Actress nod for this. A true classic.
Great action sequences, some of the best of the Moore-era sight gags and plenty of one-liners and zingers make this sleeper Bond film one of my top picks. Since "my" Bond is Roger Moore I like all of his entries and this one has grown on me. Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen and Maude Adams are fantastic. And there won't EVER be such a GREAT title for a Bond Film again!
While Marlene Dietrich was completely and totally glamorous in this Hitchcock classic, Jane Wyman was the real surprise. Handling the lead role with excellence and a range of talent you might not be expecting. Wonderful use of classic Hitchcock ahead-of-his-time directing technique and a wild climax.
Trite, contrived and ridiculously overworught. Difficult to suspend disbelief in this disaster flick that should have gotten washed up like the Earth did. Where's a Gamma Ray Burst when you need one? :)~
Iconic film for any Gen Xer who, like me grew up in go-go Los Angeles in the late 80's. Robert Downey Jr. foreshadows his own life as the troubled, strung-out Julian. An excellent job...maybe too excellent :(
Fantastic action film that had incredibly awesome car chase sequences through Vieux Nice and Paris. Top notch casting and it even features a great classic McGuffin! Loved it and can watch it again and again.
The best thing about this film was the special effects and overall production, which obviously broke the bank. Otherwise despite a promising ensemble cast the trite and smarmy romance aspect sunk this longish war epic just as sure and certain as the bomb that did in the USS Arizona. For a better telling of this story watch the similar "Tora! Tora! Tora!" instead.
Dated but excellently balanced story about the attack on Pearl Harbor as seen from both perspectives. Special Effects are lavish even taking into account the fact the film is over 40 years old. Very watchable for history/war buffs (like myself). Far better than the similar "Pearl Harbor".
Beautifully-made and stylistic film entry from the the tip end of the silent era. Pleasing piano score and frequent dialogue cards keep the story moving. Very nicely done. Early Showa era film gives a glimpse of antebellum Japanese life and society.
This great satirical film is packed with a great cast and a hilarious premise along with little tidbits of biting farce. Reminded me of Paul Verhoeven's style of satire with the media blurbs. Totally funny for any kind of political junkie and definitely Michael Moore's best film IMHO.
I loved this movie. An early Spielberg film with a fantastic cast and lavish production. It foreshadowed "Raiders of the Lost Ark" in the production design. Great use of farce comedy and a fast pace. Toshiro Mifune and Christopher Lee are great antagonists bickering and arguing with each other in different languages trying to figure out where Hollywood is to shell it from a Japanese submarine. Uproariously funny
Peter Lorre was a very talented actor. I love everything Japanese or relating to Japan so I had to see this pre-Pearl Harbor suspense film. While essentially a B Movie it was enjoyable. If nothing else to enjoy Lorre's range of talent playing different ethnic roles.
This big budget spoof of irwin Allen films had a great 70's cast. Joe Bologna was a decent stand-in for Pacino... or so that's how it struck me. Jose Ferrer, Stockard Channing, and Lynn Redgrave were especially good in their respective roles
This formulaic suspense/courtroom drama didn't break any new ground but it was decent. Daryl Hannah and Debra Winger are quite good. And there's a well-rounded supporting cast (bias alert I love Christine Baranski) Redford was pretty good too. the score was a tad overwrought. Best watched with diminished volume.
One of the few long running-time films that I was actually sad to see end. Roshan Seth and Saeed Jaffrey were great in this as they are in all films I've seen them in. And of course there's Sir Ben Kingsley.
It may seem dated but this movie I remember vividly from childhood. More of a serious tone than the similar "Innerspace". Decent cast and what was for the time, cutting edge production. May bore younger film-watchers as it's rather slow-moving. but good nonetheless.
This excellently made silent film makes groundbreaking use of camera technique and imagery we now take for granted. IMHO it just further illustrates the advanced nature of Japanese culture, art, aesthtics and technology in the late Taisho era going into Showa when things began to spin out of control for that great nation.
This film was definitely one of Prince's weirder trips captured on film. I loved the soundtrack when it came out and the music is great. The acting however, left a lot to be desired. Watchable if you're a big Prince fan (I am) but otherwise this sequel to "Purple Rain" ends up sleeping under a bridge.
Gritty crime drama showing both the inhumanity of the police and the same of the gangs in South Central L.A.. Pretty accurate depiction from my memories growing up in Southern California. Penn and Duvall were especially memorable.
I thought the film was quite enjoyable. Brosnan and Jaffrey were fantastic, and the film moved nicely. Nicholas Meyer shows again why he's great at creating tension in any kind of story and pulls no punches.
One expects SO much more from the veteran SNL cast than this movie delivers. Kind of like a cross between "The Four Seasons" and "On Golden Pond" except its supposed to be comedy. A lot of not-really-funny sight gags. A lot of grumbling by five aging Gen Xers trying to have a good time but you probably won't.
The film had an interesting premise; Since just about everyone can relate to an unreasonably noisy neighbor. The cast performed well enough and it held my interest. A decent sunday afternoon light thriller.
Honestly Mariah didn't do any w o r s e than Whitney. Don't dust off the Oscar noms but... not as bad as the bad press might lead you to think. A smarmy rags-to-riches story. Ms. Scarey didn't look it at all. She looked and sounded flawless.
Here's the WWI Flying Ace soaring high in his Sopwith Camel! This was a great seat-of-your-pants action movie. Every red-blooded American schoolboy's fantasy... at least for us Gen Xer's. Enough dogfights to put Snoopy to shame and the usual predictable Hollywood treatment of heroes, romance and plotline. Very refreshing to see something being made about the Great War for a change. More please!
I didn't enjoy this film as much as "the Mission" and "Reversal of Fortune". Frankly, Bujold is a rather weak actress and her accent seemed fake in this film. Irons is great and the premise is promising. Good film to perhaps be rebooted someday.
If you're a fan of the original you'll probably like the sequel, which is notched up some no doubt due to its rather weak script. Great cast, some cute scenes and a couple good chuckles but we could have done without the gratuitous cameos by the stars of the moment. I enjoyed it! But, then I have fond memories from childhood (This may have been my dad's favorite movie)... that and I loved "the Big Bus". Go figure.
This sequel wasn't too bad... Boasting an ensemble cast of many Hollywood favorites and having good special effects. The premise was a stretch but then that's de rigeur for these types of films. Better than "The Towering Inferno" IMHO but definitely cut from the same bolt of Irwin Allen fabric.
Typical Hollywood movie making from another era. One that probably is best forgotten. The great ensemble cast couldn't save this film from weak dialogue and a rather silly premise. There are better disaster flicks. But hey, they do bring in the bucks.
A great cast and a promising story that could have been so much better. Let down by weak dialogue and sloppiness in the execution of the details. The production staff should have watched a little History Channel to pick up on how large and involved the Secret Service staff truly is.
I'm no big fan of most musicals but Lloyd Webber's Evita was so well done in terms of it's commentary politically and socially it can't be ignored. If ever there was perfect casting for a film adaptation of a musical this is it. Madonna worked very hard on this and it shows. Pryce and Banderas shine equally bright in this wonderfully made, quick-paced and timeless story of the Argentine Icon.
This sweet holiday film had all of the classic John Hughes elements and a great cast. Plenty of sight gags and physical humor in a well-made production that ran just right. Not too long or too short. I'd have taken the kid from "Problem Child" over Macaulay but that's just a subjective preference as he did fine being the lead. And you can't beat Joe Pesci. In anything!
I'm not sure what the big deal was about this film. Eric Roberts liked to drove me nuts as this hyper-nervous small time hood who always seems to be stepping in a cowpie. Darryl Hannah did fine as she always does. Mickey Rourke is consistent. Might just be my personal distaste of him getting in the way. Anyway it was low budget and all over the place, I can think of better ways to spend two hours
Great Story, outstanding production design in a watershed film that was like the "Cabaret" ramped up for the 80's. Lesley Anne-Warren and Julie andrews were awesome. marred only by a weak leading man in James Garner
My favorite Sean Connery bond film. The first of the "modern" bond films IMHO. Lavishly produced with a healthy serving of zingers and double-entendres. Charles Gray is excellent as Blofeld. Jill St. John comes up rather weak but that's about the only thing stopping this film from getting top marks
What a surpising film. The score, although dated was thought-provoking and fitting of the overall tone. The Interment Camp subject matter is handled a little lighter than in most films about that topic, and Ryuichi Sakamoto is FAN-FREAKIN-TASTIC as the sexually confused antagonist (antihero?) Takeshi too runs away as another excellent antihero. Iconic
My understanding is that you have to see this film more than once to appreciate it and the message behind it. I suppose because I only found it to be mildly entertaining. The time loop storyline I feel, has been handled better in other media
Forest Whitaker blew me away in this. He's always been a great actor in everything I've seen him in, but he still blew me away capturing the utter demonic insanity and look of Idi Amin. James McAvoy also hit home as the naive Scottish Doctor. Not to be missed. Even the violence was handled fairly well although the flesh-hanging scenes were very intense and creepy to watch.
It's hard to find a bad movie that has Jeff Bridges in it. And I think IMPOSSIBLE to find one that features Michelle Pfeiffer. Good film, made in that kind of "Wall Street"/"Sliver" feel to it. A product of it's time, The late 80's. The Red Dress Piano scene is legendary.
This second installment in the series is a gem, Classic 30's raconteur-style comedy and a GREAT production by Busby Berkeley. Also Gloria Stuart (Rose Dawson in "Titanic") is adorable as the principal ingenué.
We can see by the end of the 30's the Gold Diggers had mined out all the nuggets and get left with a dry hole.. Even Joan Blondell and the evergreen Dick Powell can't save this lowball from fizzling. You'll be U.N.I.T.E.D. (U Need Insurance To Escape Death) in your opinion of needing to take out some after suffering through this yarn about enterprising young gentlemen and ladies financing a broadway show using Life insurance. There is the great Busby Berkeley spectacle of course but it's at the very end and isn't as clever as in the previous two films.
The closest thing I've seen to a Chicano version of "Menace II Society". EJO is good, but party due to the depressing subject matter it get kind of lost in the mix. EJO is much better in "Stand and Deliver" and the subject matter is far more inspiring. Overall the movie tried hard to be gritty, but EJO isn't John Singleton and it shows. If you're a fan of crime dramas you'll like it otherwise it's questionable.