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The Aviator (2004)
8/10
Good, but a little too long
27 February 2005
Warning: Spoilers
When I went to see this movie, I didn't know what to expect. I knew close to nothing about the life of Howard Hughes, so I can't judge the accuracy of the film. As the movie started, I wasn't incredibly impressed. It was good, and it was interesting, but I didn't see a lot of the things that, in my opinion, qualify a movie to be nominated for Best Picture. DiCaprio's performance was good, but Hughes seemed to be glorified and his character was kind of inhuman. But as the film went on, I began to notice little things about his character..."eccentricities" as they are called in the movie, which were the beginning of obsessive compulsive disorder. As time passed, you could see the OCD getting worse. But the part of the film that really got to me was when he ended up locked in his screening room, naked, unwilling to touch anything for fear of germs. The cinematography in this scene, and moreover, DiCaprio's performance, made it possible to see exactly how this character felt. The thing that didn't seem plausible to me was how quickly the character recovered from this. Although in the end he relapsed, it didn't seem possible for him to go from complete isolation to contact with thousands of people in such a short time. However, DiCaprio's performance was compelling; I really felt for his character and it would be difficult to make such a big character who lived such an amazing life seem human. Cate Blanchett was also very good as Katherine Hepburn. It was a difficult role to play, but she was very believable. Another thing I didn't like about the movie was its length. I don't normally have a problem with long movies; in fact, I feel that the reason so few good movies are made these days is because most are too short for real character development. And the length of this movie was necessary for Hughes' character to be developed. But parts of the film seemed disjointed, which made it seem longer than it actually was. If it had've flowed together better, the length would not have been a problem for me. Overall, though, I felt that the film was surprisingly good. Considering how commercial the film is, I was surprised at how well made it was.
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American Idol (2002– )
In general, a good show
21 April 2003
This show definitely has weak points, but all things considered, its a really good show, especially when its compared to all the other reality shows on TV right now. I find talent competitions much more interesting than watching a bunch of women try to win over one supposedly attractive man. Of course, I might be a little biased on this since I've always wanted to be a singer, but a know a lot of people agree with me. Its good that there's at least one show on TV where people can watch musical performances since there aren't shows like American Bandstand on the air anymore. Also, Clay should definitely win this season : )
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10/10
A True Classic
19 April 2003
Audrey Hepburn has been in a lot of great movies, but this film is the one that made her my favorite actress. She brought an innocent quality to Holly Golightly, a character who, as everyone who has read Truman Capote's book knows, isn't at all innocent. You forget while watching the film that Holly is a call girl and start to focus on the other elements of the character. George Peppard, Patricia Neal, and Buddy Epson are good in their roles too, but Hepburn really stands out.
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Less Than Perfect (2002–2006)
Great Show
14 October 2002
As soon as I found out Andy Dick was on this show I knew I had to watch it. I loved him on Newsradio and it's great to see him playing a character that's a little less than smart. I also think Sara Rue is great. Her character is human and easy to relate to. I hope this show has a long run.
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American Dreams (2002–2005)
Brilliant
14 October 2002
I'll admit I hate dramas. I think they're too serious. But this show is great. The characters are believable, the acting is good, and the plotlines really hold my attention. I wasn't alive in the 60's so it is very interesting to see what life was like then. All in all: 10/10!
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8 Simple Rules (2002–2005)
A Great Show
14 October 2002
I know a lot of people on this site have given 8 Simple Rules a bad review, but I don't agree with any of them. This show is brilliant. I am close to Bridget and Keri's ages and can really relate to this show. Also I love John Ritter and he is very funny in this show. One other actor I have to comment on is the guy who plays Rory. He is very funny and provides most of the comedy along with John Ritter. I hope this show has a long run on ABC.
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Has Gone Downhill
14 October 2002
When this show first went on the air, it was a good show but got to be a little repetitive. When she went to college, it got a little worse. Then this season, it went way downhill. They got rid of the aunts (and Josh and Miles) with no explanation at all. Not to mention that Sabrina took a job at an entertainment magazine so the show could get famous guest stars every week. Also, if Sabrina is living in her aunts' house in Boston, how is it that she works in New York? I think this should definitely be Sabrina's last season.
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Charade (1963)
9/10
Not what I expected
23 August 2002
I saw this movie having no idea what it was about, only knowing who was in it, which was enough for me. I don't like thrillers and mysteries much but I figured that with Audrey Hepburn being in it I was safe from that.

This film really worked. Audrey Hepburn and Cary Grant had great chemistry, and it was great to see both of them, especially Grant, in different roles than I was used to.

It kept me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. I was always wondering what could possibly happen next, and my eyes were always glued to the screen because something important was always just about to happen.

The writing for this movie was amazing. The plot was well thought out and although the action was almost constant, everything related to the central plot.

I'd recommend this film to anyone. It can appeal to people who like classics, dramas, romances, thrillers, and even comedies. Five stars : )
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A teen's point of view
27 July 2002
Before seeing the movie, I read Helen Fielding's book, which was, I think, one of the best books I've ever read, so I had high expectations for the movie. I was disappointed by how much of the book was not in the movie, but all of the best parts were. I was disappointed by the fact that most of the plot with Mrs. Jones and Julian was cut out and that Jim Broadbent was not given much screen time. I was especially impressed by Zellweger's and Grant's performances and had no idea until after I saw the movie that Zellweger wasn't British. Bridget Jone's was a very sincere character that I could relate to easily, and I thought the movie was funny despite what some people say. I was particularily glad that the Tarts and Vicars scene from the book was in the movie--that was, in my opinion, the best part. All in all, I loved this movie. I'd give it four stars.
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Pleasantville (1998)
My absolute favorite movie
27 July 2002
I initially saw this film because I am a huge fan of Don Knotts. Although he hardly gets any screen time, he gives a flawless performance as the TV repairman who sends the kids to Pleasantville. The acting was brilliant from all the leads. I particularly liked William H Macy as the father who comes home every day after work and says "Honey I'm Home" in the same flat tone.

I watch a lot of old TV shows and this movie made me think: what would those TV worlds really be like? The interesting thing about the movie is that everything happens for a reason and has a meaning. Everything relates to one central plot and if something happens, it's always to move that one plot along. I'd recommend this movie to almost anyone. Five out of four stars!
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Four stars (out of four)
13 May 2002
I saw the movie several times before i read the book and when I read it, it was so different from the movie that I couldn't finish it. If I had have read the book first, I'm sure the opposite thing would have happened. Just looking over the other reviews on this site, I saw the term 'chick flick' several times, and it is one, and a good one at that. The screenplay was good, it offered wonderful performances from all of the very well-known cast members, and the special effects were almost believable. This movie is on my top five list, and I'd recommend it to anyone. Also, it is best seen late at night, in the dark, and under a blanket.
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Reba (2001–2007)
Did I mention you're my favorite?
11 May 2002
This show provides the right balance of physical and verbal comedy along with funny plot ideas and comical actors. I must say after seeing Forever Love that Reba is much better in comedy than drama. Also, Barbara Jean is hilarious. I've seen a number of shows with dumb blondes, but never one like this. This show is destined for a long run on the WB
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Not bad, but it's no Annie Hall
11 May 2002
This is the first Woody Allen movie I've seen, but I'm willing to bet it wasn't his best. I was glad I saw it, and it wasn't a waste of money, because it gave a glimpse into how movies were made, which was interesting. Also, the acting was good, and there was some slapstick comedy, as a result of Allen's hidden blindness. And there was definitely a plot, unlike some movies these days. Still, there was something missing, but I can't quite place what it is. I would recommend it, but it's no classic.
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Moulin Rouge! (2001)
10/10
The greatest thing you'll ever learn is just to love this film
11 May 2002
The first time I saw this movie, I thought it was OK. Then it got nominated for BEST PICTURE at the Oscars and I, of course, had to rent it again. That second time I saw it, it turned into my favorite movie. I immediately went out to buy the video, and even thought about getting a DVD player so I could watch the deleted scenes. The soundtrack is amazing as well. I have over 100 CD's, but this one hasn't come out of my stereo since I bought it about a month ago. However, this is no Sound of Music. It's by no means a traditional musical. The soundtrack mostly consists of pop songs constructed so they're almost unrecognizable, and if you can forget that these songs weren't around in 1901, when the film is set, you'll love it. Almost everyone I know has seen this film and most have loved it, so I would recommend it to almost anyone.
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Forever Love (1998 TV Movie)
Not Reba's greatest accomplishment
11 May 2002
I was so excited when I spotted this movie at the the video store. I'd been wanting to see it forever and finally I could. Well, it was just the kind of movie you'd expect to find on TV really late at night, with dull colors, a score played by violins on high notes, and not much excitement. About half way through, I got bored and turned it off. This doesn't necesarily mean it was a bad movie. I'm only 13 and not much for dramas, so someone a little older might like it. Reba's a fantastic actress and her show is fabulous, but I thought this movie was dull.
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Friends (1994–2004)
One of the best shows out there
9 May 2002
This show is really funny. There aren't a lot of shows that can get a laugh after almost every line. But the reason I love it isn't because of the comedy. Well, it mostly isn't because of the comedy. I love this show because of the closeness these six characters share. They go through everything together--good times and bad times. When one of them has a nasty breakup or doesn't get the job, the others are there to support them. It's a show that a lot of people, including myself can relate to. There are a lot of shows about best friends out there, but this is by far the best.
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Mama's Family (1983–1990)
A latenight gem
7 May 2002
This show seems extremely low-budget, and even a little fake looking. It probably didn't do too well in prime-time, with so many other shows to compete against, and I know I wouldn't watch it in the evening. Still, as a latenight rerun, it just seems to fit. Its the kind of show I love to watch if I can't sleep or I'm doing homework way past ten o'clock.
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The Birdcage (1996)
9/10
Hank Azaria shines
27 December 2001
When I read a few of the user comments on the site, I noticed one thing was missing: Hank Azaria. He really made the movie what it is. It's a funny movie in general, but he really makes it funny. This movie is one of his very best performances.
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Holiday in Your Heart (1997 TV Movie)
great holiday movie
3 November 2001
If you've read the book, you'll really like the movie. LeAnn Rimes is great. My only complaint is that it isn't available on video, because it's hard to pay attention when it's on TV during the Christmas Eve frenzy. All in all, this movie really does justice to the book.
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I Love Lucy (1951–1957)
excellent show
21 July 2001
This is my very favorite show. I especially like Vitameatavegiman, the Chocolate Factory, the Loving Cup, and all of the California episodes. I Love Lucy is a great way to cheer up after a bad day. I don't know anyone who's seen it and doesn't like. It's a classic.
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Terrif; Delish!
4 July 2001
I just saw this movie for the first time last week, and it is already one of my favorites. Mary Tyler Moore is wonderful as sweet, innocent Miss Dorothy, and Julie Andrews makes a "Terrif" Millie. The plotline was easy to follow, except for the extremely long wedding scene which had almost no significance to the movie. Overall, I definitely recommend this movie to almost anyone!
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