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scott-vandemotter

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0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
A sure cure for insomnia, 14 November 2011
1/10

I had high hopes going in to this film. I love nature documentaries and I love birds. This seemed like a great fit for me.

Unfortunately this film does not deliver in the information department or the entertainment department. Some narration would go a long way in improving this movie. There are so many good wildlife films out there today. There is no reason to waste your time on this film. There is no discernible story, no discernible message.

Go rent "Winged Migration" or any David Attenborough film to quench your thirst for wildlife. I would like to say more about this film, but it is really just 2 hours of footage of birds fling into and out of a small hole in the side of a church.

4 out of 11 people found the following review useful:
Poorly made and boring, 27 July 2011
2/10

It seems like the other reviewers are giving this documentary high marks because it is about a comedian they love. That is a mistake. This is a poor documentary. This documentary consists of friends of Bill's talking about him while we look at old pictures scrolling across the screen. This is occasionally interrupted by 5-10 seconds of actual video of Bill or one of his cohorts.

To me, this fails as a documentary, it is purely a fan piece. If you love Bill Hicks now, then this will make you love him more. If you are not a fan, then this will make you avoid his work as much as possible. From what I know, Bill was a very thoughtful and talented person, it's too bad someone as thoughtful as him didn't make the film about him.

5 out of 15 people found the following review useful:
A terrible movie in all respects, 6 April 2011
1/10

50 cent directed and starred in this movie because no one else would. The dialogue is terrible. The "plot" is disjointed. Narration was used very poorly. The sex scene was a joke. The target audience seems to be inner city youth and the message is to stay away from bad influences.

I guess when one's music career is not going so well one may be forced to find other outlets for one's creativity.

50 Cent has a lot to learn about film acting, directing, producing.....as a matter of fact, just stay out of it.

To the poor souls who are considering watching this on Netflix:Unless you hate yourself, do not waste your time on this junk.

4 out of 9 people found the following review useful:
Terrible, 22 November 2009
1/10

There is not much to say about this movie. since I am the only reviewer, that means I am not the only one who thinks this. This movies seems like a college project or someone's first film. It is poorly animated and poorly written. My kids seem to like it, but kids will watch anything you put in front of them when they are young.

The two sisters in the movie have strange eyelashes that are distracting and unnecessary. The Sasquactch can fly with their feet. What is that about? William Hurt is horrible as the dad, he speaks too softly when it is inappropriate, he should stick to live action. The "lesson" of the movie is tried and true and you are whacked in the head by it.

When you have great animated movies these days like UP!, Madagascar, Kung Fu Panda or anything else released by Dreamworks or Pixar, there is no need for trash like this.

1 out of 5 people found the following review useful:
Classic story, 14 February 2009
10/10

This is a great movie. The people who bash it for being predictable or cliché cannot appreciate greatness. This movie is one of the best of the decade. Time will tell if this deserves all the great reviews it is getting, but as a student of great films, I can say that this stands tall above the rest. Eastwood stay true to his style in this movie. Just look at all the other hack out there who continue to make garbage (Pink Panther(2), Norbit, Dirty love, etc) just for the money. Eatwood is one of the greats and will be remembered with the likes of Bogart, John Wayne, and the rest. If you do not see this movie, you have not seen one of the great movies of our time.

Norbit (2007)
1 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Horrific pile of dog crap, 14 February 2009
1/10

This is one of the worst "films" that has been released to the theaters this year. Eddie Murphy should be ashamed of himself for putting out this garbage. Why do people go to see this refuse? I had the displeasure of viewing this title while at work; even being paid while watching this movie could not make up for the shortcomings of this piece of feces. How many times can we watch EM dress up in a fat suit to make fat jokes and fart jokes? America is truly a sad place when the people pay to watch something this infantile and useless. Please, if you are thinking about renting this movie (maybe you have run out of picks on netflix?) a better use of your time would be to slam your head in a door.