Change Your Image
Upload An Image
Crop And Save
The Departed (2006)
It's number 1! Yeah!
I wasn't really sure what to rate 'The Departed' (I have to give it an actual number? One that implies some significance?), but I settled on a solid '1', earned solely by Leonardo's phantastic acting. Leo is the lone saving grace, and for those of you who think a '1' is skimpy for his performance, let me just say that, based on the movie alone, I was thinking in negative ratings.
I'm going to admit here that this is my first real Scorsese flick (besides the Bobumentary) and so I do not have an unquestioned loyalty to him (or biased approval).
As far as sequencing goes, I'd rank this right up there with 'The Wickerman'. A choppy, confusing style that I believe the technical term for is "pretentious schlock". One minute we're on the crime scene, the next, in a bedroom! To hell with coherent story lines, I'd much rather be left unsatisfied and aching.
To pull out another comparison, the screenplay, in quality AND in execution closely resembles The Black Dahlia. Lines fly like crashing jets overstuffed with pseudo-noir euphemisms constantly as characters struggle with wonderfully clichéd situations and relationships.
And just a final remark of disgust: Jack Nicholson was already hideously repulsive. I did really not see the need for flashing two seconds of him choking the bishop.
Yellow Submarine (1968)
Made my head and eyes hurt, but the music was good...
My dad figured that I should see this for reference reasons, so he checked it out from the library.
So I popped it in and it started out with Pepperland being overrun by Blue Meanies, so this guy(cant remember his name) goes off in search of help and comes upon this house that I assume was some kind of mod-apartment where he meets our musical heroes, The Beatles, and they go off to save Pepperland.
I did not like this film, I did not dislike it either, It was just so strange.
However there are some good scenes, like when they go to find George and you see him standing on top of that screen(?). It just looks very cool the way it was animated. There is also the Lucy in the Sky With Diamonds thing which is very well animated and just nice to watch.
I guess I'd give it five out of ten and remain neutral.
Because of Winn-Dixie (2005)
Like drinking ten pounds of old syrup. And then throwing up.
I re-read the book shortly before I saw the movie. It is quite a good book, and I recommend It to everyone, even if you disliked the movie.
I went to see it with high hopes because earlier that day I had read that the author liked it. It started out just fine, with Opal playing catch (with herself) with a nice song in the background by the Be Good Tonyas, then she goes to Winn-Dixie. A dog is running around and jumps on the Manger, who cries. Opal says that the dog is called Winn-Dixie, and rescues it from the pound. They leave and the Manager says "That dog almost licked mah face off!" This marks the end of the whimsical and original feel of the film, and it screeches into Stereotypical Kiddie Lane.
Opal gets a job at the pet store run by Otis, played by Dave Matthews who did very well, and meets Sweetie-Pie Thomas. She also has to deal with the landlord, who keeps threatening to send Dixie to the pound, befriends Miss Franny, Gloria Dump, and that pinch-nosed Amanda Wilkinson, has many sweet and fedjucational(fun educational) adventures that quite reminding me of "The Littlest Elf" from the Lemony Snicket books.
But there is one good thing about this movie: the music. It is simple and pretty and goes along perfectly with the book.
Save the sap, guys. 3 out of 10.