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'Breaker' Morant (1980)
Need to see
This is an outstanding movie that is in my "Top 10" list. An excellent drama, based on a true story, about how three Officers were used as scapegoats in an ugly war to allow an empire to "save face". Stuck in a no-win type of war, and given or implied orders, they did what they believed they were ordered to do but paid the price with their lives.
Terrific, top-noth acting by all the actors involved, a gripping, well-written story. You will really care about these men and what will happen to them.
A must see move, esp. in light of the recent events in Iraqi prisons.
The Last Dinosaur (1977)
So bad its good
This show is so bad, it is worth watching. Special effects are
bad,m even for made for TV, 70's movies. Theplot is pretty
standard stuff; rich big game hunter finds a lost world with dino
and cave men and goes to hunt T-Rex, who ends up eating lots of
Richard Boone is the only thing good about this stink fest. Boone
is a very good actor who ends up in this movie for some reason,
perhaps $$$. Don't judge his work based on this one show.
But, if you like bad movies, this one is gold! Don't know if Mystery
Scence Th. 3000 has ever shown this, but it would be a perfect
movie for them.
The Patriot (2000)
A real shame
It is a real shame that Hollywood and Gibson take history and turn it on its head. While the movie had some good, even excellent moments, it was more an action movie than a historical movie. This is a real shame because peopel will watch this and think that is how the Americian Revolution was.
The hisotrical inaccurarices are too numorous to mention, but several are VERY wrong and glaring. The only really worth while section is when Gibson is in the local Gover't assembly and they are debatign war and he questions why to go to war, he has kids, etc.
If you watch it, watch this scence for historya nd the rest for entertanment.
Let us hope hollywood will be more true to hisotry, the real stories are much better than anything they can dream up.
Bas as it gets
Ok, there are bad movies that know they are bad and end up pretty
decent. Then there is Waterworld. This movie is bad because it
tries to be good but fails in all acount.
First, the plot. If you have seen Road Warrior, you saw this movie.
The same plot, the only differance was Road Warrior was new and
fresh at the time of it's release and MUCH better.
Second, the "acting". Costner acts like he is made of wood.
Hooper is so over the top, it is annoying. The rest of the cast is
well, either the sterotypical "half crazy evil thug" or "I'm innocent
helpless target of the thugs".
Third, the set and stage. It is terrible. How much rusted metal and
tattered clothes do we have to look at/
Fourth the plot and story. Where did they get all the jet skies? How
did they keep them running? Where do they get fresh water? etc?
Now, i like an action movie as well as anyone, the Road Warrior for
example. But this movie tries to take itself serious and is nothing
more than a formulistic story with bad acting. Sink the movie and
watch Road Warrior instead.
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987)
Hearwarming, excellent movie
This is an excellent, heartwarming, movie that is a real gem. A
wonderful mix of humor and heartfelt emotionI would strongly
recommend it to anyone.
The movie is very well cast with Martin as a succesful business
man trying to get home to an adoring family. Candy, perfect in this
film, is a shower curtin ring salesman who is not very succesful
but is the "real deal". The acting is excellent througout the movie. I
really think this is the movie these two actors should be known for
50 years from now. The interplay and dialouge between the two
characters is very beleiveable, funny, not forced and has emotion.
The par when they are both in the train station and are close to
getting home will tear your heart apart. I do not know what criteria
they have for Oscars but Candy really did deserve one for this.
Escape from New York (1981)
Straight foward action
This is a straight foward action movie that still holds up well. The plot is simple but good. Set in the near future, Russell is an ex-army hero turned criminal. The President has his plane shot down over Manhatten which is now a prision, where criminals are dumped to fend for themselves. Russell is given a chance for redemntion by saving the president.
The action is straight foward, not too over the top or "Guy gets shot at by 500 machine guns, dodges every bullett and kilss them all". Snake is one mean, bad dude but he's not Superman.
If you want to watch a pretty decent action movie that doesn't get to over teh top, this may be a good choice, don't look for any Oscar worthy performances, overdone special effects, or dramtic story line. But, grap the popcorn, put your brain in neutral and cheer for Snake the anti-hero.
Any Given Sunday (1999)
Never Give it a Sunday
This movie had the potential to be a good movie; some decent actors, a director who has put out some very good, and bad movies, a topic that can be interesting. But, this movie failed in so many ways. The story line and camera work felt like one long MTV video; I quickly got a headache from the rapid camera shots, one scence after another before my eyes could even focus. The characters were not very well developed with many stereotypical, over acted moments. Also Al Pacino was pretty bad in this. Hi act and character consited of "I'm Al Pacino and I'm going to act p***ed off in one scence and pathetic and sad in the next". If you want to see a movie about pro-football, watch North dallas 40 with Nolte; much better story and better movie. Otherwise Don't waste you Sunday.
War as it is
An excellent movie which shows the grim, terrible face of war from the point of view of a German Assault Engineer Platoon in Stalingrad. The squad is
transfered from Africa to Stalingrad. They are ordinary men thrown into the hell of combat who simply try to live to see another day; no false heroics. A must see for the war movie buff.
Road House (1989)
If you enjoy Monstor Truck Rallies, think Pro-Wrestling is real, have an IQ under 70, or think you are Bruce Lee you may enjoy this movie. Otherwise don't waste your time. Swazye is the "best cooler in the business", who also is a philosophy major, and is hired to be the bouncer at a bar with more fighting than drinking. Sam Elliott, an actor who I normally like and for some reason is in this swill, is his mentor/bouncer friend. Very typically, local evil business man sends a bunch of thugs and henchmen to "beat him up" so he can buy the place. Lynch is in
the movie for window dressing and "hot babe falls for the tough guy" role.
Very predicitable, mindless violance action movie that is very bad.
Enjoyable, watchable fantasy
This is an enjoyable fantasy movie. It has a fun story line, pretty straight foward but true to the fantasy/boy becomes hero saves the day, tale. The special effects are good for their time. This is preCGI so they sould not be compared to new
movies but they are not "Dr. Who" cheap & laughable either. The characters are believable and enjoyable.
Enjoyable movie, worth renting if you like fantasy type movies.