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If you like this movie you are probably in your mid 80's, female, and
have had a crush on Robert Redford for the last 80 years. This movie
should have been named, "An old man at sea making old man faces."
Seriously...This is horribly boring. Redford is the only actor in it
and it consist of endlessly boring scenes. Most of the time he is just
making some kind of bewildered face while staring at objects like as if
he has never seen them before. You never even get a hint of why he is
out there, but my guess is his family drugged him and put him out to
sea because they were tired of paying the bill at his golf course
Redford looked like a retired mime in this one, and not a very good one. If you watch this movie all the way through and enjoyed it then you must have developed Alzheimer's and forgot about an hour and a half of the hour and 40 minutes.
One thing that was good though! Someone finally paid the left wing loon(Robert Redford)to shut up! Anybody that watches this and finds it "dazzling"(like it says on the movies cover) must have been dazzled by Redford's recent turn to obscure movies that show how much of a has been he has become. Heck, Olympic curling is more entertaining than this movie. What's he going to do next, make a movie about an old man crashing a golf cart? Hey Grandpa next time just tie the anchor to your ankles and jump in the water so the rest of us can avoid the boring movie.
The least they could have done was provide a little dialog by way of his thoughts or something...then again by the faces and odd pantomime performance I don't really think there was anything going on in his head.
I give it 2 stars just because Robert Redford was a decent actor about 40-50 years ago. Don't watch it, don't rent it. If you get it as a gift, re-gift it to somebody you hate!
Important note:I didn't read the books!
I gave the first movie a 9 out of 10 and definitely looked forward to this one. All in all I am very satisfied and liked this movie but there are a few flaws that made rate this one 1 spot lower. I'll try to explain without giving a spoiler, but my small issues will probably only be understood after watching. I do recommend watching.
The acting was solid,the story solid, and it was entertaining. What I subtracted points for is that there is a practical issue when it comes to being able to include/represent all districts. Hopefully this isn't a spoiler, but there is only 1 winner in each evolution of the Hunger Games with the exception being Peta and Catness. 1 winner, not one female and one male winner. Since that last movie stated that "some" Districts have volunteers every year and are a virtual shoe in to win. It makes it puzzling to even have a queue.
My second demotion was that I think that the main event was some what mailed in compared to the first film just utilized to bring the movie to the most important part, the end.
Those aren't huge issues and most people won't catch it or even care.
This was a pretty good movie, so watch it!
"Riddick" is the third installment of a series of Sci-fi action movies
staring Vin Diesel. The First film "Pitch Black," was actually a good
film, the second, "The Chronicles of Riddick," had a great cast and
even though it got a bit muddy it wasn't bad. This one....It is just
squeezing every last drop they could out of the first 2 movie's money
This one is horrible. The actors enlisted are well below the ones in the first 2 but, I think they were decent actors who got handed horrible directing and a crappy script. The special effects were there, as expected, but if your over the age of 15...the dialog and script are just plain garbage. Vin Diesel usually, and especially in this series, gets a lot of little, entertaining one-liners, here they are just plain stupid, adolescent, and really just show this movie is less about entertainment and more about ripping people off by making people buy a ticket/rent a sub par, peace of crap product.
I give this one a 2. It only has 2 redeeming qualities, there is violence, and Vin Diesel is in it. That's it. Anyone who wrote a glowing review...probably thought "Show Girls," was the greatest love story ever made. After the first 2 in the trilogy, this one feels like a cheap Chinese rip off of an already bad DVD. My advice, rent Prometheus instead!
The writers directors and the investigative "journalist" that made this
ideologically driven "documentary," put on a uninformed show.
First they present JSOC (Joint Special Operations Command)as some sort of organization that is some how a myth that turned out to be true. This is pretty interesting because they present the reporter as someone who has covered the military. They point out that JSOC was formed after the debacle of the botched rescue mission in Iran in the 1980's. That is true but they didn't tell you why it was formed. JSOC was formed because larger scale special operations missions require a lot of moving parts. The Army has the best helicopter and pilots in the world. The Navy Seals take on the dangerous ground missions, Army Special Forces work with indigenous people, the Air Force operates fixed wing aircraft. Because of all these parts they needed one command to handle it otherwise communications get mixed and things become difficult. There is no secret there. Anyone who has served in the military, especially at Fort Bragg, NC knows that and it is common knowledge.
Secondly, they act as if use of Special Operations in Afghanistan is something that was done secretly, saying at one point that Special Forces has never been used like this in such a conventional war. From the very beginning the Pentagon has made it clear that 1, this is not a "conventional war," and 2, Special Ops were going to be used on a unprecedented level in Afghanistan. So no conspiracy there.
Third, They point out a few instances of the death of civilians as if that never happens in war. Get off your high horse, this is a war! Show me one war in which some innocent people do not get killed. You will never find one, it happens, especially when you are fighting a war in which the enemy hides in plain sight, among the civilian population, and uses villages as human shields. Remember this is an enemy that uses tactics like suicide bombers that often kill their own people as well. The fact that the U.S. military and NATO Commmand did not comment or immediately take blame for the situation the film focused on is no big secret. They can't comment on specific situations especially when many Afghan civilians are family members of Taliban or villages are often frequented by Taliban fighters. There is a benefit on claiming all sorts of things on foreign forces. The military investigated and admitted it, in fact, that it was responsible. The video showed in the film was an investigation video. The fact that faces were not shown in the video was because these are operatives working among unfriendly forces that have a global reach. You don't show faces and give names because these people have families as well and could be targeted. With organizations that have no morals and could care less about those people and their families like.....investigative journalist and WikiLeaks, important measures have to be taken.
Now, as for the use of drones. There is an easy way to stop drone attacks in places like Yemen, which do end up killing innocent people. Turn in terrorist! Don't invite them to funeral, don't invite them to weddings, don't give them shelter. If you do those things, which are moral things because these people kill innocent people all the time. If you give no shelter to these horrible people, they can't be in places where innocent people could be casualties.
One area I will say that the filmmakers got something right is about the killing of an American citizen with the use of a drone without giving him due process. This is where we should be afraid of the Obama Administration who has little regard for the Constitution. Though this guy was actively and vocally supporting and making a push to recruit terrorist and deserved to reap what he sowed, he was an American citizen. That is where I give this disaster one star.
Ultimately there is very little in the way of facts given in this film. Facts and reasons are totally ignored in order to push ideological agenda in this movie. Freedom is never free and all government has to use covert actions in order to protect it's people. If you think that is wrong than your world must be full of unicorns, leprechauns, and rainbows, but that is not the real world. If you want to make a movie about some of those things, that is fine, it is your right, and in fact I would encourage responsible people to do so. Just present ALL the facts in a balanced way, don't just promote your own, "American is the great Satan," agenda. Otherwise you belong in your moms basement wearing a tin foil hat waiting for space aliens to come for you. 1 star!
"American Mary," is a offbeat horror/dark comedy that was a pleasure to
watch. There is a dark sexiness that will keep anyone interested and
the bizarre nature of it just works well. The basic storyline is of a
surgical student who is in debt begins doing underground body
modification surgeries of the extreme kind.
The story is great and original. The acting is also exceeded my expectations from what I had read here on IMDb. There is a pervasive, dark , sexy aspect that is just enough to tease and titillate. the subject matter is dark enough to fit into the same mold of classics like American Psycho, and in a way kind of reminds me of that movie.
I give it a 9, I loved it. Usually Canadian movies with a storyline like this get me excited to watch them but usually fall flat in the execution and come off a bit inhibited. This one fulfills my expectations in a way that most Hollywood movies don't. If your a fan of a bit off beat horror, and dark comedies, be sure to check this one out, I highly recommend it!
"Jobs" was supposed to be a movie about the figure of Steve Jobs and
his rise, fall, and Rerise at Apple. I'm not going to get into whether
the movie was accurate or not, and I'm not going to attack Ashton
Kutcher for playing Jobs. I don't think those things were the problem
that rated it a 5 for me.
My problem is first it show Steve Jobs as nothing but a big A-hole. In fact the way they portrayed him gives him almost no redeeming value at all. My sense in this may just be somewhat true, but for the man he was, and how loved he seemed to be when he died, there had to be Something there, shouldn't there?
Secondly, they portrayed Jobs as if he had no technical abilities at all. They portrayed him as just a dreamer that told the technical people what he wanted a computer to do, but when it came to the actual technical work he had zero hand in it at all. If that is the case then I really think people should take a new look and stop worshipping this guy. But, my guess is, that he probably did have some sense of what he was doing, much different from the man portrayed in this film.
Anyway I give it a 5, if the guy was really as this film portrays than why did they waste time making this movie instead of just a half an hour documentary.
OK, it is clear from the very beginning this guy may just be one of the
biggest B.S.er's on the Planet. Brandon Darby is the proto-typical
teenage middle class white kid who runs away from home wearing his Che
Guevara T-shirt and falls for every "revolutionary", damn the man,
cause that comes down the pipe. He is arrogant, aggressive, thinks he
knows better than everybody else and then finds himself in a world
where he realizes that he know very little.
The problem with this guys "stories" (whether some of them are true or untrue) is he is the same figure that makes up most left wing radicals. They just want attention and will seek out every cause on the planet until they find one they can make a name, and hopefully fame and money from.
My guess is that most of these crazy activist leftist groups saw this dude for who he was....a B.S. er. and when he couldn't become that star he became an informant. He became an informant because he was just seeking some sort of "exciting" life. He really could care less about anyone else.
The kids who got busted for the molotav cocktails deserved to get busted. They say they had no intention of using them, but why then create them at all? One said he didn't know just making them was a crime...Ignorance is no excuse and its an incendiary device, what kind of idiot thinks thats OK?
Either way, Brandon, David, and anyone involved are all self absorbed idiots. Which pains me to give it a 7, but just because I don't like the people involved doesn't mean it's not a decent film.
All-in-all this just shows the loopy extreme left-wing and how they prey on young, white, middle class people, and many of them just grow out of that stage, but some just become pawns in this fake, "damn the man," fight they always create out of thin air. Teach your kids reality, when you see them wearing Che Guevara shirts, and joining activist groups, teach them some history so that they don't believe the revisionist history that the left tries to teach today.
"The East," is everything you could expect out of today's movies and
then some. Its about a girl who is a member of some private
intelligence firm going undercover to infiltrate an eco-terrorist
group. This is the trash we get when a generation of hippies are
running colleges and trying to convince young people that they need
some sort of cause (whateVer it may be) and commit to it 110%, right or
wrong, as long as you feel the ends justify the means. The message of
this one is garbage.
Now I did give it a 5. Meaning it isn't total garbage. The storyline is decent, the acting is middle of the road (You would expect Ellen Paige would be much better, but than again she probably only did this one to get her into elite "activist actor" circles). The overall film making wasn't bad and it is watchable.
So if you are an eviro-nazi, you will probably love it, power to mother Earth and all that crapola, enjoy it, and pretend that is the biggest problem facing the world, and pretend that no one in the world would starve to death without some genetically modified veggies, but whatever.
Overall if you take this movie as a serious cause you probably have a lot of stored up hate. If not, enjoy it as a decent watchable movie.
"An American Ghost Story" is a film about a couple who move into a
supposedly haunted house where a family had been killed years before.
The main character is an aspiring writer that wants to write a book
about and paranormal activity he may experience in the house.
I would give this one a 6 1/2. If you are looking for top Hollywood style horror you probably would skip this one. IMDb has this one listed with an estimated budget of around $10k, That being said it did get the best bang for the budget, and beats out a lot of movies with much loftier budgets. I give it a 6 and not in a bad way.
The script was pretty weak, and the dialog at times was just plain bad. The effects were decent. There was some "make you jump" moments. All in all, if you are into low budget films not too bad. Derek Cole, the Director deserves some props for putting this out on the shoe-string budget, and given a robust one could most likely turn out some good movies in the future.
OK, so I am not a fan of either of the 2 male leads in this movie.
Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire are both famous Overactors, and it
shows once again.
The story is sound but I instantly knew that the director had to be the same one that made the movie Moulin Rouge. I was right. The difference? That movie was new, fresh, sexy and fun. This movie is not that. It's cheesy, annoying, and a waste of film as they were just trying to capture the magic of that past film. I should have looked to see who the director was first instead of wasting a couple hours watching it. It combines the same type of musical style as Moulin Rouge, but there was and added horror of watching the overly dramatic feel of the equally stupid movie "Australia."
Look, this movie would have been fine if it was on stage, on Broadway. As a feature film it just blows. Keep the overly dramatic soap opera crap where it belongs. I can see why this movie was pushed so hard. Because otherwise it would have completely and totally failed. Another slight of hand, they gave DiCaprio top billing when he was really just a supporting actor to the equally cheesy Tobey Maguire. Dicaprio as predicted, overacted to death, and flashed his equally fake smile in every shot he was in. Please tell this dude to tone it down. As for Maguire, well let's face it, every character he plays comes off as some sort of 15 year old naive Disney character from one of those old movies like "chitty-chitty bang bang.
A movie's success should not be made on how much they make at the box office. A movie's success should be measured on how long it takes for the person that scraped together the $20 to buy a ticket to look at their watch or cell phone begging for a reason to leave after it starts
It's a 5...
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