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0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
A thrilling fantasy is "Captain America: The First Avenger", 15 September 2013
9/10

A real thrilling fantasy is "Captain America:the First Avenger". It is directed aptly by Joe Johnston. And it was written by Christopher Markus as well as Stephen McFeely. The protagonist is Captain America (Steve Rogers) aptly played by Chris Evans. He initially is rejected by the Selective Service for military duty in WWII. But he is persistent in his pursuit for physical success and eventually winds up on the front lines. Hayley Atwell plays Peggy Carter, and she portrays a dedicated woman with super heroine gusto. Sebastian Stan is James Buchanan, (Bucky Barnes). And Tommy Lee Jones gives his usual precise performance as the Colonel Chester Phillips who is in command and needs to be convinced that Captain America can handle the challenges frequently encountered. Hugo Weaving is Johann Schmidt with a red skull as his persona. He is menacing in his portrayal of this mean, dark character. It is an action packed film that can please the adult as well as the young at heart. It got a two thumbs up.

0 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
A thrilling fantasy is "Captain America: The First Avenger", 14 September 2013
9/10

A real thrilling fantasy is "Captain America:the First Avenger". It is directed aptly by Joe Johnston. And it was written by Christopher Markus as well as Stephen McFeely. The protagonist is Captain America (Steve Rogers) aptly played by Chris Evans. He initially is rejected by the Selective Service for military duty in WWII. But he is persistent in his pursuit for physical success and eventually winds up on the front lines. Hayley Atwell plays Peggy Carter, and she portrays a dedicated woman with super heroine gusto. Sebastian Stan is James Buchanan, (Bucky Barnes). And Tommy Lee Jones gives his usual precise performance as the Colonel Chester Phillips who is in command and needs to be convinced that Captain America can handle the challenges frequently encountered. Hugo Weaving is Johann Schmidt with a red skull as his persona. He is menacing in his portrayal of this mean, dark character. It is an action packed film that can please the adult as well as the young at heart. It got a two thumbs up.

The Lorax (2012)
A Winner Cartoon is "Lorax", 14 September 2013
9/10

A real winner of a cartoon is "Lorax". It is the story of a young boy who seeks the recognition by a young girl with whom he is infatuated. It is directed by Chris Renaud and Kyle Balda (co-director). The writers are Dr. Seuss (based on the book by) Cinco Paul (screenplay). The young man is required to listen to a story by the Lorax in order to discover the reason for the loss of the trees in their fair city. Danny DeVito is the voice of the charming Lorax, an impish figure who seems to know all. Ed Helms is the Onceler voice and does a fine job in the voice over. Zac Efron is Ted. Taylor Swift plays the voice of Audrey. And Betty White does a masterful job as the voice of Grammy Norma in her own inimitable way. Mr. O'Hare's voice is done by Rob Riggle and he does an admirable job. The colors are vibrant. The music is delightful and the environmental story is touching. I can highly recommend this cartoon for young and old alike.

Arbitrage (2012)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
"Arbitrage" is a winner., 14 September 2013
7/10

Power is the best alibi. Plot: A troubled hedge fund magnate desperate to complete the sale of his trading empire makes an error that forces him to turn to an unlikely person for help. Full summary » | Full synopsis »

Richard Gere ... Robert Miller

Susan Sarandon ... Ellen Miller

Tim Roth ... Det. Michael Bryer

Brit Marling ... Brooke Miller

Laetitia Casta ... Julie Côte

Nate Parker ... Jimmy Grant "Arbitrage" is a winner of a movie. It has all of the elements of a good thriller. It is written and directed by Nicholas Jarecki. The story deals with a well to do financial whiz who is a hedge fund magnate (Robert Miller). He is aptly played by Richard Gere. His wife, Ellen Miller, is very well played by Susan Sarandon. She gives a believable performance of love, rage and jealousy in her role. Tim Roth plays Detective Michael Bryer. He too is honest in his part as well. Brit Marling is Brooke Miller, the daughter of the leading characters. She too is well fit to her role in the adoring daughter of a knifing father. She almost breaks with the part to side against her father, but I will not reveal the ending of this good movie. I can recommend it for the thrill of seeing a scheme similar to that of the Madoff scandal that so rattled the press in recent times.

One should not avoid this movie and can see it on DVD.

Milf (2010) (V)
0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
A Real Disaster for "Milf"., 14 September 2013
2/10

A comedy it is not. But rather a disaster it is. "Milf" can go down as a nearly worst film of all time. It is directed by Scott Wheeler, and it was written by Jonathan Haug and the story by Erik Estenberg. It entails a series of sexual encounters by some college age kids with some older women who just happen to be the mothers of their classmates. Ramon Camacho plays Ross, Joseph Bootan plays Nate, Amy Lindsay is Holly Reese, and Philip Marlrt is Anthony Reese. jack Cullison is Brandon Murphy. Rarely do I pan a film this severely, however, "Milf" has strongly earned its low rating as one DVD to avoid. I would put it in the category of "Attack of the Killer Tomatoes". One would likely benefit more from staring at their blank computer screen. Avoid this one if possible.

The Attack (2012)
5 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
An outstanding film is "The Attack"., 12 September 2013
9/10

"The Attack" is an excitingly refreshing view of the Israeli Palestinian crisis with dark overtones and deep insight to this hotbed area of the world. It is Written by Ziad Doueiri, and Joelle Touma. It is directed by Ziad Doueiri. The story revolves around an Arab surgeon receiving living and working at a hospital in Israel. He receives the high medal of honor from his scientific colleagues when his phone rings. This initiates the search for the reason his wife, whom he has lived with for fifteen years, has become a terrorist. Without spoiling the plot, I can only urge you to see this movie on the grounds that it will promote a deeper understanding of the strength of the emotional overlay on either side of the border. In addition it contains some spectacular cinematography of the Holy Land with with awe inspiring aerial shots.

The Attack (2012)
4 out of 8 people found the following review useful:
An outstanding film is "The Attack"., 12 September 2013
9/10

"The Attack" is an excitingly refreshing view of the Israeli Palestinian crisis with dark overtones and deep insight to this hotbed area of the world. It is Written by Ziad Doueiri, and Joelle Touma. It is directed by Ziad Doueiri. The story revolves around an Arab surgeon receiving living and working at a hospital in Israel. He receives the high medal of honor from his scientific colleagues when his phone rings. This initiates the search for the reason his wife, whom he has lived with for fifteen years, has become a terrorist. Without spoiling the plot, I can only urge you to see this movie on the grounds that it will promote a deeper understanding of the strength of the emotional overlay on either side of the border. In addition it contains some spectacular cinematography of the Holy Land with with awe inspiring aerial shots.

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
"The Intouchables" is Touching., 12 September 2013
10/10

The French film, "The Intouchables" is a very moving story based on true to life characters. It is directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. And it is written by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano as well. The story involves a wealthy quadriplegic man who is aided by a black man of little means. The plot quickly evolves and is checkered with bits of comic relief as in many of Shakespeare's plays. There are moments of tearfulness as well as outright laughter interspersed in such a way as to make this a very satisfying experience. I can highly recommend this French film with subtitles for it's humanity that is quite evident from beginning to end. In addition the sound track of cars racing down the road give one's sound system a vigorous workout.

1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
"The Intouchables" is Touching., 11 September 2013
10/10

The French film, "The Intouchables" is a very moving story based on true to life characters. It is directed by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano. And it is written by Olivier Nakache and Eric Toledano as well. The story involves a wealthy quadriplegic man who is aided by a black man of little means. The plot quickly evolves and is checkered with bits of comic relief as in many of Shakespeare's plays. There are moments of tearfulness as well as outright laughter interspersed in such a way as to make this a very satisfying experience. I can highly recommend this French film with subtitles for it's humanity that is quite evident from beginning to end. In addition the sound track of cars racing down the road give one's sound system a vigorous workout.

3 out of 3 people found the following review useful:
A Mature film with a superb cast., 11 June 2012
10/10

"The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" is superbly done with well honed actors, and a script to boot. There is no trick photography or 3 D effect, nor are there any of the popular computer generated images that fill the popular films of today. However, this movie captures ones heart and mind with a beauty of culture and language which is like going to a very satisfying play. John Madden has done an artful directorial piece and he should be proud of it. It is based on the novel by Deborah Moggach and screenplay by Ol Parker. The story revolves around a group of British retirees who travel to India, each expecting a more luxurious set of accommodations more compatible with their upper middle class surroundings back in Great Britain. To their surprise the hotel is closer to a third world environment, but to their credit they do give it a chance, a choice which pays off for most in the crowd. I do not want to give away the plot, however, suffice it to say that it is a rewarding trip and a very compelling cinema. Judi Dench gives one of her very best performances as Evelyn Greenslade. She captures the essence of this character with her usual mature approach. Tom Wilkinson is Graham Dashwood, and pensive character of complex emotion and history. He underplays so very well in this movie, that it is worth seeing just to enjoy his character performance. and Bill Nighy is Douglas Ainslie, another very intense character played to perfection. Maggie Smith's performance is one not to be missed as Muriel Donnelly, and like Judi Dench is another jewel to behold. Be sure to put this one on your must see list.


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