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Dan in Real Life
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

For a Drama it's undramatic.

For a Romance it's unromantic.

The film definitely isn't funny. The story is weak, tired and uninspired. The romance isn't convincing, it doesn't feel romantic. It tries to do three things, it fails to do these. Perhaps one redeeming feature is a cast that can act.

Easy A
Easy A (2010)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This film is something fresh for an otherwise tired genre. Emma Stone does a terrific job as lead, the use of The Scarlet Letter gives the story something fun, Olive's (Stone) parents are great fun too and add a lot to the comedy. There is also some quite interesting dialogue. I was in need of light entertainment with an upbeat ending and this delivered.

Side note: the film was shot entirely on location in Ojai, CA. It looks like a beautiful town. Also, filmed on Panavision Genesis. I am not the biggest fan of Genesis but for this type of film it works fine and the result is nice.

American Virgin
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Seriously, this robbed me of 1-2 hours of my life that I'll never get back! I don't think I smiled, let alone laughed.

Blade Runner
Blade Runner (1982)
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

First let's talk about the blu-ray. The video quality is superb here, I didn't think it would make the difference it has. And unlike a lot of films from the 90's this isn't spoilt by the higher resolution, CGI effects really ruin many older films as the new higher resolution uncovers their crude flaws. Blade Runner is an old film (1982) as such was based on models and matte paintings - so its age actually helps as it now looks better than ever.

Onto the film... I have to watch Blade Runner at least once every 3-4 months. Ridley Scott made a very dark film, and though there are some things that make it feel dated now (CRT monitors, physical photographs etc) the whole plot still is plausible. The story is fantastic and the themes are as relevant, if not more so, today than they were back then.

Blade Runner is rightly classed as one of the best sci-fi films of all time.

The Art of Flight 3D
5 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Video & Audio Quality

A bit geeky but here goes. Blu-Ray video was averaging around 20 Mbps (peaking 35 Mbps) and audio was averaging around 5.5 Mbps (peaking 7.5 Mbps). To give some comparison a typical Hollywood DVD has video and audio totalling around 4.5 Mbps " yes you read that right, just the audio alone on this Blu-Ray has a higher bit rate than the video and audio of a DVD combined. I invested pretty heavily in good home setup and this Blu-Ray took advantage, the 1080p AVC video and Dolby TrueHD audio are stunning. The iTunes version is 2.7 GB (highly compressed) the Blu-Ray works out at 16 GB approx. As a result you are getting 6X more detail here. 10/10

Film Content

With the money pumped into this production it was clear it wouldn't be an amateur hour affair. Things kick off in Alaska for some pretty mental runs before moving south to the Andes in Chile with some pretty intimidating rocky terrain, moving further south to Patagonia before moving up north again for a second winter in BC.

There is a lot of filler between the action videos. This filler is typically narration mixed with some arty, almost pretentious, video work. Those that don't appreciate this might want less narrative and more action, I found the balance good. On the subject of video, if there are two signature video shots from this film it would be wide-angle slow-motion pointing into the sun " great action, and time lapse of the moving night sky " great filler. 8/10

Music

The main trailer has an amazing tune which is collaboration between M83 and Brain Farm Cinema, sadly it's not used in the film! There is some other electronic, including some tracks off M83's forthcoming album. Some post-rock from Sigur Ros and even a little light rock. Perhaps my expectations were too high after the trailer but it didn't fit as well as I'd hoped. Certainly not bad though. 7/10

Rating

I am clearly no film critic, but in terms of production values this is the best snowboarding film I have seen. The action is great too, it's 1hr 20 of great snowboarding and impressive cinematography. It's not everything I had hoped for, but so close. My favourite snowboarding film to date. 8/10.