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"Sometimes you need to do something bad to stop you from doing something worse." India Stoker (Wasikowska) is very close with her father and is stunned and saddened by his death. Her mother (Kidman) is having a hard time adjusting until her uncle shows up. Soon after he arrives India begins to wonder what his motives are and is strangely intrigued when she realizes he is not what he seems. This is a hard movie to review. It was a little slow and it was good, but there is also some borderline incest things going on that make it hard to watch. I will say that there is no actual incest scenes but there are some weird moments. The movie itself other then that isn't that bad but it is a movie you have to be in the mood for and be prepared for a few disturbing moments. This is also a movie where you aren't sure if there is a good person in this at all. The writing is very good and the acting is great but again you have to be in the mood for this. Overall, not a bad movie but there are some very uncomfortable moments in it. I give it a B-.
"Saw him again this afternoon. Seems to be stalking me wherever I go." Five years ago serial killer Simon Bourdias was found guilty of murder and sentenced to death. Now mysterious deaths are occurring to the members of the jury. Juror number 5 Laura Price (Scott) starts to investigate and begins to wonder if the deaths are a coincidence or something more mysterious then she ever imagined. I have to say that after the last Cuba Gooding movie I watched I was very worried that this one would be bad too. Not to spoil anything but he is in this for about 10 minutes. That said this movie was not that terrible. While it does have the feel of a made-for-TV movie it is watchable and I have seen much worse. The movie is a little slow at times and a little repetitive but it does keep you watching and interested all the way till the end. Overall, one of the better B-rate movies that I have seen in awhile. Nothing amazing but this is worth watching. I surprisingly give it a B.
"I know I'm not the wizard you were expecting, but I might just be the wizard you need." Oz (Franco) is a struggling magician in a little town in Kansas. After being chased by a jealous man he hops into a hot air balloon for an escape and soon finds himself face to face with a twister. When it's all over he finds himself in a strange land called Oz. This is a movie that I was looking forward to seeing but was a little hesitant. One reason was that I love the Wizard Of Oz and was afraid this would ruin the mystique of that movie. The other reason was I wasn't sure how you make a prequel to a movie that was a dream in the first place. That out of the way I really enjoyed this a lot. The characters are great and the movie really does a great job of setting up what will be seen in the Wizard Of Oz. This is a really good family movie even though there are a few pretty creepy parts in this. Overall, a very good movie that deserves to carry the title of Oz. I highly recommend this movie. I give it an A-.
"I can't go out tonight I have my biggest med school exam ever tomorrow morning." Best friends Miller (Teller) and Casey (Astin) show up to take their friend Jeff Chang out for his 21st birthday. Jeff Chang fights them because of his big chance at med school and his father threatens them. None of this stops the friends and one beer turns into a night that none of them will remember, or forget. After the last few movies like this I have seen I was leery of seeing this. I will admit that this was funny and I laughed almost the whole way through. I think the best thing about this movie though is that it doesn't try to be something it's not. The movie is just a frat house comedy about kids getting drunk, no sub plot, no trying to make a statement, just drinking and fun. On the other hand though I thought the movie was funnier and better when it was called Harold & Kumar. Overall, if you like the Harold & Kumar type movies then you will like this one as well. I was surprised at how much I laughed. I give it a B.
"They killed our husbands Betty but they didn't kill their ideas. They are still alive. What's important now is for us to carry them forward." After the assassinations of Malcolm X and Martin Luther King Jr. their wives are left to carry on their ideas and dreams. After a meeting at a convention Betty (Blige) and Coretta (Bassett) forge a life long friendship as well as becoming a force in the Civil Rights era. The subject matter for this made me want to watch it but the fact that it is a Lifetime movie made me a little hesitant. I have to admit that this is, to me, the best Lifetime movie I have ever seen. The writing is good and the acting is better. The movie kept me interested and watching the entire time and I even forgot it was a TV movie at times. The movie is less a Civil Rights in your face preachy movie and more about the personal relationship between the two and that actually added to the enjoyment. I have never said this about a Lifetime movie before but I recommend this. Overall, best Lifetime movie ever made. I give it a B+.
"This is not a retirement home, it is a madhouse." A home for retired musicians is in danger of being shut down so the residents decide to put on a show in order to make money to keep it open. Everyone's part and songs are picked and they are ready to go, until Jean Horton (Smith) shows up. Old feelings and new problems show up and threaten the show. Going into this I was expecting a movie along the lines of the Best Exoctic Marigold Hotel. Being young I did like that movie but probably not as much as I would as if I was older. This one is OK but geared way more toward an older crowd. I will admit that even though the movie is OK Billy Connely makes this movie and he is hilarious. If you like opera you will most likely like this movie too. It feels like I'm rambling on in this review but really there is nothing much to say other then the movie is geared toward an older opera loving audience. Overall, I liked Best Exotic Marigold Hotel better but if you liked that one you will probably like this one too. I give it a B-.
"If he don't make it to the show, you don't get paid." Silas (James) is a young mechanic who is looking to make a few extra dollars so he decides to take on a job driving a man named Mr. Wells (Thomas) to a New Year's eve show in West Virginia. The only rules are to get him there in time and not let him drink to much. Neither seems to be an easy task. This is a hard movie to review. The movie is OK, but would be better as a play. The scenes when they are in the car look so fake and is obviously on a sound-stage that its almost distracting. I'm not sure if the William's family was involved in this but the whole movie plays without anyone ever calling him Hank. The soundtrack is OK, and acting could have been worse but the movie just seemed flat all the way through. Overall, a movie that would have been better served as a play. I give it a C+.
"I fell for you like a child, oh but the fire went wild." June Carter (Jewel) is a member of country musics most famous family. After two failed marriages and a successful music career she finally gives in and marries country's bad boy, Johnny Cash (Ross). She then starts her new life singing, playing, raising kids and trying to keep Johnny clean. Some prove more difficult then others. Just about everyone know the story of these two icons. I am a huge Johnny Cash fan and even though this was a Lifetime movie I was still looking forward to seeing it. I do have to admit that Jewel did a pretty good job of playing June in this but no where close to how good Reese Witherspoon was. As far as the guy playing Johnny Cash...it would have been hard to even come close to Joaquin Phoenix but this guy was just bad. His acting was OK, but he looked and sounded nothing like him. In fact the whole movie I thought the guy looks more like Merle Haggard then Johnny Cash. As far as the actual movie "Walk The Line" dealt with Cash's drug problems fairly harsh but also had the music mixed in. This movie is more of a bio-pic of June Carter, but it's pretty much her helping Johnny get sober over and over. I know it's Lifetime and it does show how strong June was, but after the third scene of her telling Johnny he has to stop it becomes very repetitive and really starts to lose some of the emotion. Do not be like me and go in expecting a Johnny Cash movie with music, that's not what this is. Overall, Jewel does a good job but this is nothing like I expected. I give it a B-.
"What if love was stronger then gravity." Adam (Sturgess) and Eden (Dunst) have been friends since they were kids. They only thing that keeps them apart is gravity. The world they live in has two separate gravities and they live in two separate "worlds". After an accident leaves Adam thinking Eden is gone he moves on with his life. After seeing Eden on TV one day he decides to risk everything by finding her again. This is a movie that is very hard to explain without giving anything away. I have said that I'm tired of the same 5 movies being remade over and over again with nothing original coming out. This is one of the most original and visually stunning movies that I have ever seen. The only downside I have with this movie is that they seemed to spend more time on the effects then the actually story. While the story is really good it does seem to drag and repeat itself a few times but overall I would recommend this. Overall, worth seeing and one of the most visually stunning movies I have ever seen, very neat effects. I give it a B.
"This video is so illegal that it has been banned by every country in the world, including Amsterdam." After an older brother and his friend are pranked by his younger brother they come up with one of their own for payback. What starts off as a joke quickly balloons out of control into something that can destroy the world. There really isn't much to say about this. It is more of a series of vignette's staring some of Hollywood's most famous doing the weirdest and grossest things you can think of. Think to yourself what is one thing I thought I'd never see in a movie...it's probably in here. Personally I thought the movie was very funny and watching with the right group of people would make it even better, but be warned...it is extremely offensive! If you think you may get offended then by all means avoid this. If you have a wide sense of humor and are looking for something to just watch and not have to think about then this movie is for you. Overall, I thought it was funny but be prepared for what you are about to experience. I give it a B.
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