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Manchester by the Sea (2016)
Overrated and boring.
I found "Manchester by the Sea" to be an incredibly dull, boring and uninspiring 2 hour and 17 minute piece of melodrama that went nowhere. The acting was okay in some scenes, but nothing too spectacular, especially that of Casey Affleck. I understand his character is supposed to be an introvert who is angry at himself, but even during the scenes where he was supposed to be emotional, he still continued to have the same wooden expression on his face, and the same monotone voice. I do not think that he deserved to win an Oscar for this movie, as I felt he largely played himself in the entire movie. Lukas Hedges did a decent job of playing an annoying character, but I still really could not stand the way his character was written. I understand teens are obnoxious, but this kid's father just died, and he does not care whatsoever. All he cares about are his girlfriends, his hockey, his friends, and his crappy band. And the only scene where he does show emotion, he's crying over frozen chicken. I rolled my eyes so hard at that scene, it was so bad. Michelle Williams always plays the same annoying character from Dawson's Creek in every movie, and this was no exception, although this time, she laid a crappy Boston accent over it. The only actor in this who I thought was great was Kyle Chandler, and he is a pretty underrated actor in general, and it sucks that he did not have more scenes in the movie, I felt he even could have played Casey's character better than Casey did. I think that the script had decent promise, and I did not have a problem with the ending like others do here, but it really fell flat for me with the performances.
As somebody who occasionally enjoys a family drama film, this one did not do it for me, as it came off as too melodramatic for me. The reason I have given this a 6 out of 10 was for the story and the characters' potential, but I cannot give it more than that, because the acting was too overdone in some scenes.
One of the worst shows on TV.
I honestly do not understand how ANYBODY over the age of 10 could find this show funny. A show like this needs a comedian as the host, not a former skateboarder/businessman who's in his 40s and dresses like a 17 year-old. The clips that they show are basically just drunk people falling on their face or their behind, and then sometimes Rob will ask his friend "Steelo" to "replay" the clip in slow motion (something that could easily be done in post- production), and pauses it right before the fall, and then Rob points out something we can already see, and then he makes some lame joke about it. But the worst part of the show, by far, is Chanel West Coast. She sits on the stage and just laughs at the clips, she doesn't even talk! She adds NOTHING to the show.
Perhaps the show is okay in moderation, but the worst part about the show is the fact that MTV plays it almost 24/7. Nearly every day during the week, MTV will show a marathon for 6+ hours, and that's being lenient. Sometimes, they show it for over 12 hours. Meanwhile, they push their other shows to the side by showing zero reruns during the week, and for what reason? Who can possibly stand 10 hours of people being clumsy?
A Passage to India (1984)
I Want My 3 Hours Back!
If it hadn't been for my 12th grade film study teacher (who showed tons of other AWFUL films) I would absolutely never have watched this movie. The length is way too long, the story is boring beyond words, and I absolutely despised Adela. This movie, to me, had no moral point behind the plot, and if I hadn't been forced to take notes while watching the movie (the only way I got notes in the first place was because my teacher would pause every 2 minutes to analyze the scenes even though nothing was going on), I guarantee I probably would've fallen asleep. An absolutely HORRIBLE movie, HOW THE HELL DID THIS WIN AWARDS? The only "awards" this movie should get are Razzies.
The English Patient (1996)
Not in the top 250? Slow and broing?When I heard that this movie was "slow and boring" I thought I'd see for myself; so when I finally did last Saturday, there was not one moment when I was bored. The entire time I was watching, I just felt so...captivated and amazed at how amazing not only the story was but the acting was just perfect! I seriously do not understand why this is not in the top 250, it's one of the BEST romance movies, one of the best WWII movies, and a Best Picture win deserved 250%. All of the casting in this movie was just absolutely perfect, even if Fox would've preferred to cast "well-known, American actors" but they wouldn't have been anywhere near as good as Ralph Fiennes, Kristin Scott Thomas, Juliette Binoche or Willem Dafoe. Seeing Fiennes as this damaged, burn victim dying, and then seeing him before all of it shows how great and underrated of an actor he truly is, showing diversity right there but not only resting on the makeup. The story might seem like a "typical love story" but it's much more than that. Sure, there are tons of movies with this similar storyline, but the main reason this one stands out to me is because of how much passion is really told through it; how Almasy had to leave Katherine's body in the cave and let her die was the most heart-breaking scene from a movie that I'd seen in such a long time. A true masterpiece, even if it has been forgotten about now, this is a movie that I certainly will never forget, and Anthony Minghella, will never be forgotten either.
Kill Bill: Vol. 1 (2003)
Not just your "Typical Hot Chick Killing Men" Movie
Kill Bill, is an amazing movie. The acting and direction is perfect, and it couldn't have been any better if it weren't for Quentin and Uma. I can't imagine ANYONE else directing this, or ANYONE else playing The Bride they way both did, respectively. I know when any person first hears a movie where it's like "okay, we've got a hot chick with weapons and she's gonna kill fifty-something people" they think "that sounds stupid, and predictable" which sure, the ending may have been a little predictable, but when a movie is this good, that doesn't matter. They way Quentin puts in such tiny details yet every single one fits in with the plot somehow, and the way the fight scenes are choreographed, and how there's always a few funny lines of dialogue here and there such as the little classroom scene where The Bride's name is revealed, and how it has mixed elements of almost every different type of movie genre out there, and, ah, I don't know just everything about this movie is AMAZING, and should definitely be seen by anyone who loves these types of movies.