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Oliver Stone's JFK is a good film comprising of many stars. This is a political thriller relating to the events that led to the assassination of President John F Kennedy. Even though many films and books have been made on this subject Stone is talented enough to not make this movie feel or look stale. Kevin Costner plays the lead attorney general Garrison who is hell bend on finding the cause behind the great calamity of November 1963. This is a strong performance by an actor who isn't a very good actor. Kevin Bacon is also good in a small role as is Tommy Lee Jones. The English actor Gary Oldman plays Lee Harvey Oswald and there is a physical bearing that cannot be denied between the two men. If you are a fan of political movies and enjoy thrillers there's a lot to appreciate about Stone's film. On the other hand if the JFK subject holds no passion for you, and long films are a chore (and this one is) then JFK wouldn't be the best of choices.
I did not like this film despite being a lover of zombie movies. Land of the Dead comes across as generic. Despite being steeped in darkness, it lacks the taut pacing and nerve-jangling suspense of 28 Days Later, and doesn't have the tongue-in-cheek approach evident in Shaun of the Dead. It's got great makeup, though. Credit Gregory Nicotero (who replaces Dawn of the Dead and Day of the Dead's Tom Savini) for making the zombies more frightening than campy. Ultimately, however, copious gore and rotting flesh can only do so much for a movie, and the lack of ambition in Romero's storyline is where Land of the Dead fails. The movie will appeal to those with a penchant for zombie flicks, but is unlikely to reach further - not even to the broader "general horror" market. It's not startling or frightening enough.