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The Whole Nine Yards (2000)
A very enjoyable, very funny movie.
Very good movie, very entertaining. Matthew Perry is a great actor I think. Bruce Willis was funny as well, and Amanda Peet shines in her supporting role (not to mention she has a nice body :o) OVerall its a good movie. *** out of ****
House on Haunted Hill (1999)
A good, scary movie.
I liked it. The special effects were great, the gore was there, and the acting was good too. It had many scares and a good background story to rely on. I thought that Geoffrey Rush gave a great performance and was believeable in his character. The movie had a great eerie atmosphere as well entertainment. But dont expect a big extravagent movie. This is a 19m horror flick that shows, but we forgive it sometimes. 7/10
Three Kings (1999)
3rd best movie of 1999 so far!
Wow what a magnificent movie! It had everything: wit, thrills, acting and power that made me love this movie as soon as it started. Never did I know George Clooney or Ice Cube could give such wonderful performances, Mark Wahlberg gave a great performance in 1997's otherwise overrated Boogie Nights and gives another great one here. One word to describe the movie is masterpiece, and one that the movie will recieve is oscars!
10 out of 10!
What a waste!
I was extremely disappointed with this new show. Dawnsons Creek is a great show and this just was nothing. There was no plot, the characters were under-developed and all-in-all a waste of time. I would give it a 3 out of 10. TV-14 for sexuality, language and brief nudity.
The Blair Witch Project (1999)
Whoever doesn't like this movie didn't understand it.
Ok so for all ya'll who didn't like it, get over it cause The Blair Witch Project was a scary as sheet movie. It was original and it was very very intelligent. Anyone really pay attention to the ending? Anyone pay attention to the point the whole movie makes? I doubt it no one seemed to listen to it, or really understand what it was trying to prove: Movies can be scary without gore, or seeing anything. Um did Chris Rock ever think about the 35,000 (not 60,000) all going to crew, cast and stuff? Get over it people Blair Witch is a new classic, and it cannot be classified as anything else but that!
Probably the second best...no it is the second best of the series!
Halloween (1978) continues to reign supreme as a total and utter classic. I have watched it over 69 times and it never gets old. I have the limited edition DVD and I'm in love! 11/10 or 5/4 stars. (heh)
Halloween II came out and was also awesome. It contained all the scares and cleverness the first had, yet it wanted to more or less make money than be in the theatres, but thats ok 9/10 or 3.5/4 stars.
Halloween III skipped the Mikey thing and went on to different things. A good idea but the way they pulled it off was horrible and disgustingly stupid. 0/0 or 0/0 stars.
Halloween 4 was a surprisingly good sequel, and had scares as well as atmosphere there. 7/10 or 3/4 stars.
Halloween 5 was a loud, dumb and boring sequel that got most of its rating from style 5/10 or 2/4 stars.
Halloween 6 was ridiculous but surprisingly entertaining and well-made. 6/10 or 2.5/4 stars.
Now comes Halloween: H20 which takes place 20 years later from the first film. I found it to be extremely smart and clever as well as scary and funny. When you watch it listen closely and you will understand why it is so good to me. It tells u alot and makes u think! 10/10 or 4/4 stars. A new classic!
In 1977, George Lucas wrote and directed a masterpiece of modern cinema. 'Star Wars' revolutionized science fiction in a whole new way. Anyone who has seen it, knows, that it is a true classic. Making 460 million dollars, 'Star Wars' has stayed a very popular film with people. Some seeing it more than once when it came out. Some not even seeing it. but through 23 years, everyone has surely seen at least the first 'Star Wars' once. If you haven't seen it, go out and but it. For it's time, the special effects were spectacular, and took movie-goers by surprise, and amazed them. The story being about a young Jedi, Luke Skywalker, who has to try and free his not-then-known twin sister Princess Leia. With the help of his droid friends C-3PO, and R2-D2, and the young, and suave Hans Solo, they fight and try and save her.
In 1980, George Lucas returned with the spectacular sequel, 'The Empire Strikes Back', which has been hailed as the best sequel of all time, and even hailed as better than the original. To me, the first was better, but that's just my opinion. Of course, everyone liking the original, went and saw this one. It did not disappoint. The special effects were improved, the fight scenes vastly enhanced, and the acting somewhat above par. This is what made Mark Hamill, Carrie Fisher, and especially Harrison Ford stars. Not just the Empire Strikes back, but the entire series, known then as 'The Star Wars Trilogy'. In this one, Luke has to fight the federatuon, as well as learning some dirty family secrets. Some of the most spectacular scenes in this are: The lightsaber fight which pits Luke vs. his Dad, and all the outer-space fights. This is a great film as well as a great sequel.
In 1983, George Lucas brought us the excellent sequel 'The Return of the Jedi' which most say is the least of the series. But I say it is the best. I thought this was a great way to end a series, and great way to begin one. He made the audiences wait 3 years, before he made a new one. And most were disappointed. But to me, the special effects, the action scenes, and humor was better the first two. The little ewoks, and characters in this movie were charming as they were neat. I thought the best scenes through the movie was the race in the woods, and every other scene in this movie. I love it all.
Now, in 1999, May 19th, we have the long awaited (16 years!) prequel, Episode I: The Phantom Menace. When I went into this movie, my heart was racing. I was humming the score of the movie, and I was ready! Alas I thought, I get to see the first 'Star Wars', my dad, my mom, my family saw the other ones when they came out. Now I, get to expierence it. Being a strong fan of the triolgy, I knew I would not be disppointed. The theatre grew dark, the audience sat up, all eyes locked on the screen. After the previews the words: 'A long, long time ago in a far away galaxy', came up, and then it started. Cheers came throughout the theatre as all the people were excited to see and hear this movie.
We go back to the very start, before Darth Vader ever was, before Luke Skywalker. Now we go to Ben Obi-Won Kanobi and his master. Ewan McGregor plays Obi-Won Kenobi, Liam Neeson, plays Qui-Gon Jinn, his Jedi master. The film starts out with them, going on a ship. Being reconized as Jedis they are quickly attacked by battle droids, soon to destory them, they escape, and meet a friend creature named Jar-Jar Binks. After they escape, they land on a planet known as 'Naboo' run by the Queen Amidala (Natalie Portman). This peaceul planet is being challenged by an evil federation, who wants to take over the planet. They free the queen and land on a planet, where they meet the young Annakin Skywalker. Who everyone will know soon as Darth Vader. Annakin is a slave, who builds stuff with his free time. From here, if I tell anymore, it will ruin the plot. But let's just say it's excellent. The ending, pitting the good vs. bad, is more than incredible, and I think has the best special effects ever made. The last scenes with all the shootings and lightsaver action is great. And will be hailed as some of the best special effects ever made.
If this were made as the first in the series, it would be hailed as an astonishing achievment of visual effects. Underwater cities, creatures that look as though they are there, ships that fly through the night sky, and lightsabers that look amazing. The action scenes in this movie, were absolutely incredible. The nonstop action in the movie, was amazing. And the sound, man the sound was awesome. If you see this movie, try and see it in a theatre with THX Sound or better. Because if not you will the whole expierience.
Most critics are saying now, the acting in this film was not that good. I strongly disagree, and say that all the people: Liam Neeson, Ewan McGregor, Natalie Portman, and young Jake Lloyd, all did an excellent job playing their characters. We are also given the first look at some favorite characters. A not yet finished C-3PO, R2-D2, Jabba The Hut, Obi-Won Kenobi, and young Annakin Skywalker. Seeing this film you don't. To me you live it, and that's exactly how I felt throughout the entire film. I was amazed at the special effects. Stunned at the way George Lucas wrote and directed this movie. And all together, I loved it. I will see this movie more than once. And althought 'Titanic' was good, I hope this beats the heck out of it!! See this movie today, tomorrow, and more than once. You won't get tired of it. At least, I know I will be seeing it, and I won't get tired of it.
I give it a 10!
Rated PG for sci-fi action and violence.
Man what a bad movie, first of all, this does not, i repeat DOES NOT deserve to have From Dusk Till Dawn before it. It had mostly nothing to do with the original. They showed the bad 'Titty Twister' 1 time! That's where all the action took place in the first, and this one has nothing there. Second, the story was very contrived. A group of friends, go to steal money from a bank or something. Who-hoo havent we seen that before? On the way there they get caught up in vampires, and most are turned into vampires. I have to say, the first is a classic, but this is a piece of crap. The only thing good in it, was having Brude Campbell and Tiffany Amber Thiessan in the opening sequence, which wasn't that big, but at least it was better the rest of the movie. Now to the acting, the only good performance is the lead character, and he really doesn't do that good of a job. The gore looked like rubber paint, it was plentiful, but seemed fake looking. There was also a gratuitous porn movie too, where the men watching it discuss the way they are having sex. By this time, I was already out of it, and really didn't notice it. The ending is especially stupid, and to a certain point looks like John Carpenter's 'Vampires'. Another thing I didn't like, was the fact that the vampires looked like something from the 'Island of Dr. Moreau' (or however you spell it). I know most of you are going to see it anyway, but I am telling you, you will be extremely disapointed, and want your money back. Heck, I told Blockbuster they needed to take this off the shelf because it was so bad. But if you want to see a SEQUEL, that has something to do with original. Wait until 'The Hangman's Daughter', which tells more about Salma Hayek's character. Early reviews say its pretty good. But as far as 'Texas Blood Money'? It's a pure waste of time. It should be retitled From Dusk Till I Puke 2: Texas Crap Money. 2 out of 10. (only cause the opening sequence was kinda cool) Rated for strong horror violence and gore, language, strong sexuality, and nudity.
If they got their info right, it might HAVE been good
Boy, did they have their info wrong in this movie. I live in Kansas City, MO, and first of all, we don't have a downtown that looks like that. Second we have no dam. Third, this is a stupid movie. Although it had mediocre FX, it was still a bad movie. 3 out of 10.
One Flew Over One of the Best Movies Ever Made!!! (And that person was me)
First thing's first, while I watched this movie, I found myself stunned. This movie so entertained the viewer, as it did fascinate, and inform. A chilling, disturbing, and revealing look into the mental institutions as seen through the eyes of a con. Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, Brad Dourif, Danny DeVito, and Christopher Lloyd, round out the excellent, and very well casted cast.
Jack Nicholson brilliantly plays Randall Patrick McMurphy, an ex-con, who fakes being mentally insane, to enter the institution. As he goes to the hospital, he doesn't realize, that the people, and the atmosphere there is so out there. The patients are really psycho, and creepy. Randall, must try and survive these days, before he has to go to Jail. He has to entertain himself while at the same time, find good in this place of craziness.
Lousie Fletcher plays Nurse Ratched, a soft; but strong willed nurse, who will not take anything from anyone, or put up with misbehavior. She watches Randall, and notices something different about him, he's not as psycho as the others, but he is a little out there. Her job is tough indeed, having to put up with all these men, who don't listen, some go crazy and throw fits, and others just sit there and don't do anything.
Randall meets many new friends in this place, Brad Dourif who plays Billy Bibbit, is a mentally unstable, but voluntarily institutionalized person. Danny DeVito plays Martini, a slow but charming and sweet man, who means know harm in what he does or say. Christopher Lloyd plays Taber, a man, who also voluntarily institutionalized himself. He also meets Chief, a big 'dumb, and deaf' Indian, who happens to like to play basketball. Randall must try and survive these days with his new friends, and the hospital, as well as an everlasting war as to which they can watch the world series on TV. Put up with Nurse Ratched, and the other patients, doctors, vistors, and nurses. Ultimately leading up to a dramatic finale, that makes you want to stand up and cheer.
I think what was best about this film was the realism. I had no problem believing that this was happening. Almost like a documentary, it was striking and powerful, making the viewer not want to stop watching till the end. Some of the sequences are memorable as the basketball game, and the fishing trip. Jack Nicholson, who as always plays his character absolutely excellent, and makes the viewer want to hand him an Oscar himself.
The supporting cast, Louise Fletcher, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, and Brad Dourif also give terrific performances. Danny, Christopher, and Brad's careers all were made with this superb movie. It's all sentimental, funny, dramatic, intense, chilling, disturbing, diverting, and tragic. The finale leaves the viewer stunned and sitting there thinking about what he just saw. See this film, and believe it. I think you will find, its one of the BEST ever.
The second film to win all five major Oscars: Best Picture, Best Actor (Nicholson), Best Actress (Fletcher), Director, and Screenplay. And it deserved all of them.
Rated R for language, violence, sexual content, and brief nudity.