||Rating out of
||This is a film about the plight of women in Taliban ruled Afganistan.
It is a harsh, but still atamed down, view of their lives of powerlessness.
I give high marks for the filmmaker who was able to make it so soon
after Taliban rule has gone and under the conditions he/she made it.
One thing that I thought was amazing about their world is the complete
lack of color despite being shot on color film. I suppose it is reflective
of their situation.
||A suspense, espionage thriller film with Val Kilmer in it. It is
bad. One of those films where the plot keeps taking ridiculous twists
and hinges solely on not believable moments that are the only thing
holding it together. "20 minutes into the the film it looks like the
plot is going to end at a dead-end but wait, we randomly find this
clue lying in the middle of the floor for suspicious reasons to alow
this ridiculous film to get even more ridiculous." Don't waste your
time, don't even rent it. This is a Test!!!
||I have seen a lot of great films lately. Either I am not that picky
anymore or quality is just getting better. What a great script and
a killer cast really made this film jump out at you. Tim Robbins did
a great job as did Sean Penn. I think it was editied very well and
was always moving and keeping your attention. Lots of great plot folds
keep you thinking, but not to the point of distraction. I highly recommend
|Touching The Void
||This is a true story of a guy who crawls off a glacier and back to
his climbing partner after breaking his leg and being left for dead.
I read the book a while back and had to see the movie. It is more of
a documentary than a film. They cut between interviews of the actually
participants and reenactments of the the scenes. Good photography.
I had to see it in Wash DC b/c it is not playing in ATL.
||This was an excellent film. A Tim Burton film, this one seems a
departure from the dark surreal feeling of his films. The darkness
is gone but some surreal aspects do remain in this film.
Good fun story. At times in the middle it was a little muddled, but
to a point
it worthwhile. It is a bit of tear-jerker. I recommend it.
||Film starring Sean Penn and Benicio Del Toro. I like both actors
a lot and they did a great job in this film, but the script was just
OK. As with the film Memento, they start with the end of the film and
only give you disjointed short scenes leaving you to piece things together.
It is a novel way of doing it, but I do not think it was necessary
and was a bit of a steal from Memento. Decent story. Something was
missing from the film to make me like it more. Not sure what it was
though. Not a waste of my time.
|Lord of the Rings: Return of the King
||I am not sure what it was, but I think I liked the first 2 Lord of
the Rings movies better. maybe I am just getting tired of them. This
was not a waste of my time though. fun, great special effects and I
am glad I finally know what happens at the end... especially since
I never read all the books. One thing though, I do not understand the
ending of this movie when they all got on the boat and sailed away.
I know they are turning the Middle-Earth over to men now, but then
why did not all the Hobbits get on the boat too. Hmmmm.
||Great Movie! I highly recommend it. Rene Zellwiger does a fantastic
job of acting and should get the best supporting actress award. Big
name cast all around and a great story.
||Saw this in Boston with my sister on DVD. Good film, but not picture
of the year.
||Saw this on DVD. It was good. A New Zealand film. The young girl
in it does a terrific job of acting. I nice story.
|Martix - Revolutions
||Please please please, do not waste your time. This movie is lousy
and Keanu Reeves really shows his true colors here. I really liked
the first Matrix movie. The second one was OK but this third one is
just plain criminal. I walked out of it it was so bad.
||I am a Quentin Tarantino fan, but I did not like this
film at all. I know it is suppose to be funny and a bit of a spoof,
but it just rubbed me the wrong way. There were some neat images and
good characters, but overall it was not great. Not worth my time.
|Lost In Translation
||I really liked this film. It's an independent film
with Bill Murray and no one else famous. It has limited dialogue and
points across with imagery and watching the interactions between the
characters. Bill is perfect for the part. What is up with Bill Murray
playing guys named Bob? I recommend it.
||To see this was a real battle for me. I really like Ridley Scott
the director but think Nicolas Cage is... well Nicolas Cage. He
plays the same guy in every film he is in. "Nick Cage, as Nick Cage
in _______ (fill in the blank)." An OK film. A pretty good script and
good twist, but not that great... a renter I'd say.
|Pirates of the Caribbean Legend of the Black Pearl
||Johnny Depp does a great job in this film. I can not tell if he is
drunk or just goofy, but he does a good job. The story is fun, the
script is very good and it is always moving, and there is a good twist
at the end. I pleasant surprise.