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The Steven Spielberg-directed Catch Me If You Can (CMIYC) is an enjoyable,
funny movie with a great cast and plot. Based on the true story, the movie
follows a few years in the life of Frank Abagnale Jr (Leonardo DiCaprio),
who runs away from home and imitates many professions, from a school
teacher, to a doctor, to a lawyer, making millions of dollars along the way.
Always on his trail is Carl Hanratty (Tom Hanks), an FBI agent whose mission
is to catch Frank. The movie features the cat-and-mouse chase between Frank
and Carl, including the twists and turns.
Spielberg has made a great film that was good to watch. The actors did well in their roles, particularly DiCaprio and Hanks. There were a few laughs and many bits of romance. CMIYC is a fun sort of film that many people can enjoy.
People need to cut New York Minute more slack. People attack it just because
it is associated with Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen. But really, despite the
unoriginal and somewhat lame plot, it really wasn't that
Mary-Kate and Ashley star as Roxy and Jane Ryan respectively. The sisters (twins, of course) are like chalk and cheese. Jane wants to make it to a speech that could ultimately give her a scholarship to Oxford University, and Roxy wants to give her band's demo tape to the managers of the band Simple Plan, who are shooting a music video that day.
Of course, things don't sail so smoothly for the sisters. Instead of their original plans, they are forced to spend the day together (a first after many years) as they face a culture-confused crook, a weird-looking dog and a truant officer. Oh, and the movie couldn't be complete without a cute guy for each twin.
It was an enjoyable film, and the Olsens did well to keep up their characters and hold the film. Yes, too many things happen to them, but I'm guessing they wanted to get a lot into their first (and what could be their last) feature film for cinemas. It was a fun movie.
When I went in to see Dirty Dancing: Havana Nights, I expected it to be
really bad with all the bad reviews labelling it as corny and ridiculous
etc. So I was surprised when it turned out to be a better film that I
expected. The acting was good and the dancing was hot. And even though the
plot may have been unoriginal and predictable, nothing these days is really
I thought Romola Garai (as Katey Miller) did a good job of keeping up an American accent. And Diego Luna (as Javier Suarez) does a great job of dancing and being a charismatic character, not to mention that he's pretty hot!
I haven't seen the original Dirty Dancing, but I think you should let this film stand on its own. Just because it uses the name, it doesn't mean they're linked.
On the whole, if you want to see a nice movie with lots of hot dancing, Havana Nights is for you. But if you're looking for something equal to the original, you may not like this one as much.
I really liked 'Peter Pan'. It was very colourful, full of life and overall
a beautiful movie. The story has been done many times over, but this version
definitely stands out.
The acting is very good. Jeremy Sumpter is great as Peter, Rachel Hurd-Wood is amazing as Wendy Darling, and Jason Isaacs is brilliant in the dual roles of Captain Hook and Mr. Darling. I even liked Ludivine Sagnier as Tink - I thought she did the role well. The rest of the cast suited their parts really well too.
'Peter Pan' is the story that never grows old. This adaptation has done the story very well - my only problem is I think they focused too much on a romance between Peter and Wendy, which isn't really in the original story.
Having said that though, it's still a great movie.
I loved "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl"! It had a bit of everything thrown in -- action, comedy, romance and very good special effects! I heard it was good, but not as good as I thought it was! It's definitely one of the best films of 2003 so far. Johnny Depp was great and carried the film very well. It wouldn't have been as good without him, because he really gave life to his character, Captain Jack Sparrow. Orlando Bloom and Keira Knightley were also really good, and Geoffrey Rush was excellent as the evil Barbossa. Overall, a wonderful movie!
This movie is really good for true "Lizzie McGuire" fans but for those that
aren't exactly fans then it's just another romantic comedy, with a pretty
predictable plot and a girly theme.
Lizzie McGuire has graduated from Junior High and is going to Rome for two weeks. She and her pal Gordo "seek adventure" but what she gets is Italy's hottest pop star. Lizzie is then asked to imitate Paolo's partner Isabella, and everything unfolds from there.
It's great for young girls who wish they could be Lizzie, it's too unoriginal for teenagers and adults won't really find it that amusing.
I think this version of "Romeo + Juliet" is very good because of its
creativity and flair. The modern setting makes it look like an ordinary
teenage movie, but the story compels it to attract a very wide audience.
Heaps of things have been changed, but I think that's cool because there are
heaps of versions shot in an older-style setting.
I think the lead characters are played really well by Leonardo DiCaprio and Claire Danes. I don't think it would've worked without them.
Overall, a different version of the famous tragedy, but I think Baz Luhrmann has done quite well. I mean it is pretty obvious that it's one of his films.
This movie is excellent! The acting is really good again, and the graphics
are heaps cool! But if you haven't see "The Fellowship of the Ring" or
haven't read the books, you will be seriously lost watching "The Two
The second movie begins right where the first left off, with Frodo Baggins (Elijah Wood) and his sidekick Sam Gamgee (Sean Astin) are making their way to Mordor to destory the Ring. The scenery is pretty much the same as the first - in fact, pretty much everything is the same apart from the story and the fact that this movie doesn't focus so much on Frodo but on Aragorn (Viggo Mortensen), Legolas (Orlando Bloom) and Gimli the dwarf (John Rhys-Davies).
The fight scenes are also realistic and the costumes are great.
Basically, if you loved the first film, you'll probably love this one too. It's very cool!
This movie has really good animation, script and voicing, so overall it's a really good movie. I enjoyed it a lot when I saw it, however it's not exactly one of those films I can watch over and over again and not get bored. I see "Beauty and the Beast" as one of those movies that you watch after a long time, because then you can relive the magic and atmosphere of the film. I really like the animation too, and the voices. "Beauty and the Beast" is a beautiful and sweet Disney movie, and one the whole family can enjoy.
I seriously wanted to see "Sweet Home Alabama", but after I did, I realised it really wasn't that big a deal. Reese Witherspoon acts really well, but she's just a really good actor. The others weren't that great. The story line caught my attention during the previews, but I had seen so much from the previews that when I was actually watching the movie, it didn't surprise me at all. So when I came out of the cinema, I wasn't that satisfied. Reese Witherspoon's acting made up for it though, only not completely.
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