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Il grande duello (1972)
Other than blu-ray saying the audio is poor meh Film is okay not great though
And like most such westerns why are they complaining about the audio. Course a partial italian western is shot in how many language. Would be alot of fun gibberish if everyone spoke what they actually said :)
As for the movie bit. Yeah there's a bit of a twist to this movie . Some needless action though. Didn't we already have a machine gun in a certain Eastwood western. Horrible acting in that one part. Hey stop faking getting shot. Johnny Cage be thinking "this is the part you fall down" zzzzz for a $3 blu ray with 2 movies on it , probably an easier watch than Battlefield Earth and many other westerns for one single reason. Lee Van Cleef. Think I'll stay away from the spoilers on this one.
Quality: 3/10 Entertainment : 6/10 Replayable: 3/10
Darkest Hour (2017)
Compared to Dunkirk one of the best movies I've seen in a long time.
Emotionally packed. A movie where I had wikipedia around just to look up dates and wanted to learn more. Dunkirk is missing that , probably because it lacks a story. Darkest Hour has a story, great acting and isn't detracted by the fact it isn't an action movie nor poor editing. More for those who have seen too many of such movies like Dunkirk and needed a fresh perspective. Not sure why this movie is rated lower than Dunkirk. Maybe because the trailer for the dunking was played more.. Tons of plot holes in that movie. In Darkest Hour it's primarily the Secretary who wasn't hired till later the next year and she didn't have a brother. Rather emotionally packed film. Especially the bit of him just leavig the bloody car and oh hello how do I get to Westminster ?? and lady looks at him mouth on floor uh. um this line , that enetire scene was tears of joy.. Fantastic. That did it for me... Can totally see why Gary got an Oscar for that..
Quality: 10/10 Entertainment: 10/10 Re-playable : 10/10
I rarely throw in my method a full spread of 10/10 but that'll do.
It was okay. The Darkest Hour just sailed right over this one though.
Generally you can tell a movie could be iffy if they have a gazillion extra's telling you about all the wow things that was done with it. the blu ray came with the Blu ray , another one with special features (yawn) and a dvd (why???!!!, Darkest Hour same thing. Dead format. Can I have it on laserdisc while your at it?)
The movie basically runs sorta like a Soap Opera does. with the LOTR/Hobbit style editing that I was never really fond of. Okay everything seems to happen at once. But basically this was an action movie. Not much acting required here. Takes the action scenes out of Pearl Harbor deletes the fluff and well everyone follow Ben.
I do appreciate the fact that more film makers are creating films with less CGI in them (as the CGI looks dated 10 years from now anyway. Like Harry Potter 2 was bad when it came out , but the story was better.... It's hard to tell if this is a fictional piece or non fictional. It has that Titanic feel to it and we've been here before. Just not the best editing and same old type of film which might be because it's the lack of CGI but why it's rated higher than Darkest Hour I haven't the foggiest. There's no acting in the film. yeah it's an action movie and I gave it a good rating but I think the way it was edited it was to hide the huge plot holes within the movie and confuse people about it. Certainly wasn't an emotional film. The music was probably the only thing that saved the movie from being a bomb.
Quality: 4/10 Entertainment 9/10 Re-playability: 2/10
Really think this movie made me fall asleep.. The trailer was better.. Glad I just paid $10 for it. Darkest Hour. Not much extra's paid twice as much
Way better than the second part.
Whereas the second part contains all the action thus almost no substance, and skips around , totally chaotic wants to get done faster than it should. This one was much better off. Yes there is more dialogue but that was to be expected, it's a long book. It didn't rush things, and added some humor to it now and then. Not entirely sure why the second one gets better ratings. I assume people prefer action over substance. The only real substance in part 2 is Snape's end.. other than that , part 2 is way too short. Totally missed the great elf uprising. Like someone hit panic after the end of this movie. Think Peter Jackson did it better splitting 2 movies into 3 on which it's based on a single tiny book and still made it worth while. (Hobbit) So of the two I prefer this one. Maybe this will change with time but the last movie is so utterly confusing I'd rather read the book again. And probably makes zero sense to those who haven't. Keep expecting like a 30 minute extended edition to popup.
Quality: 9/10 Entertainment: 6/10 (it's a dialogue movie go figure) Replayable:6/10 (second movie maybe more so just to doublecheck what isn't making sense and still doesn't.
Shoulda been a third movie. Way too rushed
Want a better movie see 7.1. This is all action, pure chaos makes no sense and very rushed to get it over with. Peter Jackson did it better with 3 movies out of a tiny Book. s an 800 page book. Why is this one the shortest out of all the movies. Not a clue. I've seen them all and except for the Snape scene, my least liked. Even below Order of the Phoenix , which despite umbridge making me cringe (hey she's funny in Rat. ) I liked the teaching behind the scene's.
This movie , large sections of the book are either missing or were changed in 7.1 so they can't appear in 7.2. The Elf revolt shoulda have been in here. Kreecher should have been in both. I really have no idea what they were thinking with this movie but it might may a little sense to those who bothered to read the book. And again if you only like action but almost no plot. This is your movie. It's not horrid but it should have been way better (and longer)
Quality: 6/10 Entertainment: 9/10 Replayable: 7/10 (if only to replay and find out why something doesn't make any sense. ) Disappointed in this one.
Hellboy II: The Golden Army (2008)
Good but not as great and enduring as the original.
Out of practice writing reviews since I just haven't had time to watch new movies. I'd watched Hellboy streaming and thought now was as good as any to finally watch my copy of Hellboy II. The movie itself on it's own is not bad. It's rather good with the entertainment and the blu ray sound is a kicker. But the one single thing that sinks this movie is plot holes. Everywhere to the point of making the movie senseless. :( The embarrassing beginning with Hellboy was ouch. Think I'll skip that part from now on. A lot of knife work that is rather good just seems out of place. I thought for sure abe woulda spilled the beans on Liz's pregnancy when he was rather drunk. Nope... Totally un needed scene. And oh don't stand by the window. Hellboy is out. Like yeah the whole big chase scene in the first movie was more obvious. That was really pushed in and created such a plot hole I kept expecting it to show up in the credits. Nope no easter eggs there. Face Palm. No I don't like Liz's new haircut or her fire color. Blue was more surreal. Again Good movie but not great. The first one is great.
Quality: 4/10 Entertainment: 8/10 Replayable: 2/10
Almost sets up for (******* ) to come back.
Gotta be CSI's best cliffhanger since both season 7 and season 8.. Got a touch of the old CSI here. Season 11 is almost unbearable to watch. So bad it took me until sometime earlier this year to finish Season 11. Think ted danson's gotten the show back on it's feet. can't say much about Elizbeth Shue yet. Although being someone who was like 9 yrs old or so during a certain karate movie... I'm probably stereotyping her. although mixing her in so far has been interesting. This episode though (spoiler alert) and theory alert sets up only one possible conclusion. Being Warrick died in who's arms? Who came back because of Warrick's death. Well Sara of course. Who would come back if Comrade is out of action, Fishburne is recovering somewhere, and Ted Danson has a family problem now. There's only one guy. And he's married to Sara. Just one theory. But he would have a serious axe to grind with McKean. Moment his name entered my ears again. I was thinking no no no. Don't bring him in. Things will get hairy now that he's all healed. (on a side note.. so who did Hodges marry in Italy??) It'll take a bit to get over this episode. Thats gonna get ugly.
Why haven't I heard of this?
Was going thru the streaming films at ***flix and bumped into this. Of course streams are horrid so I rented it. Orson Welles is narrating most of it and being Orson.. he like todays Morgan Freeman or James Earl Jones was among the best narrators. Interspersed with Elizabeth Taylor with emotion I'd never heard from her before lay before me a documentary that moves one to tears. The DVD is poorly cropped. So hopefully it will come to blu ray restored. The music is dated but the power is always in the narration and the images of horror shown on the screen. Highly recommend if your interest is in WWII stuff. Never was much into the Japanese side of stuff. Some within the last emperor , but mostly with the Nazi's, Jews and Russian sides. This one makes some note of America's lack of action that led to a worse situation that could have been.
10/10 Quality: 9/10 Re-playable ? 9/10 Entertainment: 0/10 (of course not)
A Matter of Loaf and Death (2008)
Plasticine at it's finest
Always game for a new Aardman production. And it's Plasticine not clay. Plasticine is easier to use. Usually molded around a frame. This one brought a tear to me eye. And hadn't quite realized until the female poodle gave Gromit his box of collectibles that Gromit is a beagle. Should known in the back of me mind. No wonder I've always like the show. Miss my own beagle. The eyes always have it. But I was tearing up there good at the end. The movie is usually all laughs, but this one showed more emotion than previous ones. I wouldn't say darker. The movie curse of the were rabbit was much darker. That one included guns. This one doesn't.
Was a bit strange they aren't plumbers anymore. Although the bakery idea was cute. I loved it. And indeed the ending will bring the weepies. Not that I'm a big poodle fan, abused dogs though obviously will come on along.
Quality: 10/10 Replayable: 10/10 Entertainment 10/10 Overall.... 10/10
Loved the DVD bonus feature with Shaun too.
Waking the Dead (2000)
Confusing at first.
I'd been watching a ton of cheap $1 DVD's for a bit just to get used to movies I'd been putting off. This was the first one I finally got to. I thought it was really well made. I do think it takes awhile to understand, but I got the hang of it. We never really find out if she's real or dead. We'll leave that up to the imagination, but I wouldn't call this a depressing movie. I'd gone for years without watching thinking it would be. But it's more uplifting really. Lets us into a possible area of politicians when they are younger. The music is slow, but the movie runs that way. A lot of music in this movie and loved the Peter Gabriel song at the end. Not sure if I'd watch this all the time, but it's a good movie that gets you thinking.
9/10 Quality: 10/10 Entertainment: 6/10 Replayable: 5/10
This Is the Army (1943)
Confusing plot makes the film almost pointless.
As a historical record, it's a must watch. But completely pointless as a movie. Like something out of The Producers. Way too little story from the original WWI guys. That was the more interesting storyline that didn't really pick back up until about the last 15 minutes of the movie. Everything in between was full of hot air. Was this a real show? I'm hedging that it wasn't. But it's difficult to tell. And the subplot with uh Reagan not wanting to get married is completely buried and even absurd on it's face. Should have never been in the movie. Great singing all around, but it never felt like a movie. Probably would have been cool as a stage show but never a movie.
Full Rating: 4/10 Quality: 2/10 Entertainment: 6/10 Replayable: 2/10
Pot o' Gold (1941)
Odd story, but interesting.
Good picker upper style film. Classic Stewart. Reminded me of You Can't Take it With You. I was watching this as part of a 2 sided DVD. With Made For Each Other. Which isn't really a comedy. But Pot O Gold, rather hilarious. Especially when Stewart finds out who he really hit with that tomato. :) Get the feeling a few people wound up on It's a Wonderful Life. But can't tell. All in all well worth the $1 I paid for it. Probably would but it on a $10 version too. The only real complaint is the movie is a bit on the short side. I would disagree with a few here saying it's not worth their time. There's quite a few movies out there that aren't worth my time, this isn't one of them.
Full rating: 6/10 Quality: 4/10 Entertainment 7/10 Replayable: 5/10
Not a modern Hollywood film.
Not entirely sure where to stick this one. Haven't done a review in while because I've seen too many. But had to comment on this one. I wouldn't put this in an action category. Nor an art film. But just an old fashioned western. Extremely boring to the action crowd, but the movie runs like a book. Laid back. I can't give it a perfect score because the plot is thin and vague. Like picking up a book in the middle and not finishing. But I liked it. Not sure why but it's just laid back and unique. And certainly gives some interest in an 8 Gauge shotgun. There's a fairly good youtube video on this and how to handle one. Which is more explained than the DVD. Do wish they'd stick the trailer on.
Quality: 7/10 Replayable: 9/10 Entertainment: 4/10
Rammstein: Industrial Angels (2003)
Unlike someone else I wouldn't call this a bootleg. Calling it a bootleg suggests the DVD is illegal. Which would bring up as to why a certain online rental spot that uses the colors blue and yellow has it for rent. Which is how I ended up watching this.
It's okay as far as it's questions. But the editing is beyond hope. The silliness of locating a camera behind the interviewee is distracting. But worst of all, they don't use Rammstein music. It likely would have been better just to strip what music there is off the documentary. Alas they don't and clearly the idiots who are controlling this item don't understand Rammstein. Rammstein isn't death metal. Yet half the time we've got death metal playing in the background.
Then there is the interviewee's themselves. Where did they dig them up. Some of them aren't the best fans in the world. One in particular seemed to be a little hostile, but still raved about them. You'll likely get a better semi documentary off their music video DVD. (no don't ask me to spell it. I don't speak German) Hence the confusion all these years over You hate and you Have me. :P
Quality 0/10 Entertainment: 4/10 Replayable: 0/10
Shrek the Third (2007)
Is it one too many?
I've read a number of complaints that it's simply getting long in the tooth.
Sure it's story isn't intricate as the first movie. But I found it much more hilarious than the second which was too much a parody of just about everything. Yes the third does parody, but touches the heart of the first movie that the second one completely missed. I loved it and compared to The Simpsons, (which got long in the tooth about 7 years prior to the movie) Shrek is no where near long in the tooth. Even by the promised 5th movie could I see wanting this series to end. I've come to love the characters and it was a bit of a cheer up with all thats going on personally. One confusion that makes it a bit complicated is having the hero named Arthur. So is this the real Arthur? Will Arthur be killed away from far far away?
Quality: 7/10 Entertainment: 10/10 Replayable: 10/10
Doesn't translate from an IMAX screen very well, but still pretty good.
I do agree the film doesn't come across as well as it coulda been shown as an IMAX film. But that aside, I don't care who talks to who. Sometimes I don't mind a mix of the history of within something like this. This technically could be useful if you watch this and Ghosts of the Abyss back to back as they are using Mir 1 and 2 in GOTA. The best footage is the debris field. The Titanic has it's debris field and that is part of the Titanic. It is very short, but with the hour your given, it really isn't that bad. I'd say my rating has more to do with watching this before you watch Ghosts. Instead of going in to a dead ship. And I've got the book with the photos of some of the white star line. And I learned some stuff thru the short interviews I hadn't before. I'd have to watch again to remember totally :)
Quality: 6/10 Entertainment: 9/10 Replayable: 9/10
The Simpsons Movie (2007)
Okay I've been out of touch with The Simpsons series for a little while. But I really don't quite understand the hoopla over this movie. It's 87 minutes long!!! About 3 shows worth. And the 3 shows have been funnier than this. Not to say it's not funny, but I wasn't busting a gut over it. All it was was just a rehash of stuff from the series. Boring!! I'm having more fun Watching Shrek The Third than on this movie. I was also disappointed in the DVD. I thought there'd be more too it. The Aqua Teen Hunger Force has more original jokes than this. I just didn't see the point. Other than Maggie's first word, it was just another episode of the Simpsons.
Quality 6/10 Entertainment: 3/10 Replayable: 2/10
Weak center, but juicy everywhere else.
I'm kinda out of practice writing reviews. I think starting with 300 or so I let myself relax a bit and simply started watching movies without feeling the need to write a review. With the obvious haters of the movie I guess I decided to chime in.
This is the sort of movie one could leave their brain at the door. I think for the most part I'll take my brain thru the door. There are points in the film I drop my brain down for a moment. But for the most part the time flew. It's not entirely been often that I'm drawn into a movie. Especially a movie with clearly poorly done editing. As in the editing is so poor in spots that it causes confusion to the viewer. Sometimes the acting is absurd like say Russell Means in the water with Karl Urban acting out of character. So the movie might have needed another director, but was done well enough to be an okay film. Certainly not in a worst of list. Maybe the sequel that should have been for Conan. I see the movie more borrowing from Conan than Apocolypto as I've read. As for the movie being racist. Against whom? So many classic films are racist against Native American's, this one sure isn't. I'm not going to berate a film because it might be factually incorrect. Braveheart gets far better reviews, but will get the same laughs from the history professors.
For the second time I see (the first being On Deadly Ground with Joan Chen playing a native) they've used another Asian (pegged a Eurasian. never heard that term before.) Wish there were more true Native American's playing Native Americans. Not that I think the actress playing Starfire is bad. On the contrary, she's quite beautiful. And she looks the part, but it's simply an observation.
Quality: 6/10 Replayable: 4/10 Entertainment: 9/10
This is how the movie should have been made.
I'd almost give it a 9/10 because of Courtney's rant at the end, but the rest of it is so good I can't possibly give it less than 10. One of the best laughs I'd had in a long time. And Gore Vidal clearly has a sense of humor left. And Helen Mirren looks ravishing in this fake trailer. Would love to see this on DVD. I'd pay $10 to own it legally instead of looking for someone who happens to of uploaded it somewhere. Which is primarily the only way to see this.
I give it 10/10 primarily because it looks like it could be a real film. They need this to be on a DVD so we can see how they shot it and where those sets came from. (PS I give it a spoiler warning because maybe the intent was that nobody knows it's a fake trailer. That's a spoiler) 10/10
Quality: 10/10 Entertainment: 10/10 Replayable: 10/10
Home video collection?
I was actually watching Enron The Smartest Guys in the Room and it had a trailer for this movie on it. So I went to check it out. Good lord is this documentary boring. It might actually be worth my while to watch real bowling compared to this junk. It basically boils down to two guys that apparently don't like each other. I never really watched bowling. It was one of those sports thats more fun to actually play it. The only way I got through this home video was I was scanning photo's at the time. There's no sense of purpose or direction. It simply meanders wherever and whoever the camera is pointing at. This came to be disappointingly bad and I actually came off disliking bowling more than when I came in watching this. Which I don't think was the intention of the film. I can't call this a documentary. A documentary informs people, this is simply a batch of home video's shot with PBA stars talking. Yawn. Go watch something else.
Quality: 4/10 Entertainment: 0/10 Replayable: 1/10
Very watchable unbiased documentary.
I can't imagine many documentaries today that takes swipes at both political parties. In one corner we have Michael Moore and in the other we have the right wing reactionary documentaries to those sorts of films.
This one makes it clear that both Republicans and Democrats share the blame in the Enwrong game. I was reading a comment that there's nothing really new to learn from this documentary. This could be for those who have watched the news vividly, but the newscasts investigation process is usually long and tedious. So I hardly payed much attention. This documentary I learned many things I did not know and then some. This would be to say before hand, I didn't like Ken Lay, but always had doubts as to his guilt. Now I'm sure of his guilt and quite disappointed his guilty conviction was vacated.
My only complaint might be that it was released too early. I think they could have waited a bit longer so they could tell in the documentary what happened to these really evil people.
A minor complaint would also be why did they feel the need to include tits? I say this straight out not to be offensive, but to ask a direct question. Why show them? The movie could be easily played in a classroom, but you've shut those people out because of the nudity. It would have been just as effective to show strippers prancing around with out their breasts showing.
Both complaints though do not change the fact that I will give this a 10. Most of the reasoning behind this is that it's replayable. I'm actually rewatching the documentary with the commentary running. The DVD includes several good deleted scenes. And outtakes from the two main interviews.
So yes, watch the film with an open mind and also remember the people whose lives were well decked because of people like this.
Quality: 10/10 Entertainment: Not Applicable Replayable: 10/10
Underworld: Evolution (2006)
Sequel or simply an Extension of the first movie?
There is no break between these two movies. So I might be glad that it wasn't actually called Underworld 2. It's been quite awhile since I've seen a movie without some sort of break between the movies. Blade certainly didn't do it when it led to Blade II. There was a an obvious gap. And it lost me along the way.
Underworld Evolution took me awhile to watch. I loved the first movie so much I was afraid the sequel might ruin it. So up until today I hadn't watched it. I can now honestly say I regret doing that. This new movie basically extends the first movie and makes both parts better in the end. It's been awhile since I've written a review. Mostly because LOTR has distracted me. And because I've had some major studying to do. So I guess it's fitting I return to something in my forte.
And certainly Scott Speedman had to be on his best behavior around the directors wife during that film melting scene. I took at least 3 looks at it and I don't even think Kate showed one breast. But the way it was done was outstanding. I just wish Kate wouldn't smoke in real life. And she's notorious for it.
The British element is in full force in this movie. Which I hope continue's in whatever sequel's or prequels come out on this series.
And they are using more iris color transition than in the first movie. The indication of emotion is shown thru this. I like that.
I think the William character was poorly portrayed in the movie. He has very little to do and is killed quite quickly towards the end.
But it should be interesting to see if there ever will be a sequel to this movie so we can see how Kate's character adapts to sunlight. Perhaps it'll be explained as to why Alexander Corvinus inherited this.
But this movie reinvigorated my interest in anything Underworld. So I'm bound to buy the books, and I've got the score. Is there a game yet?? :)
Quality: 7/10 Entertainment: 10/10 Replayable: 10/10
Transporter 2 (2005)
The original was a bit of a surprise. It had it's charm. And wasn't an action movie staged in the USA. It's sequel has no such charm. So it wasn't quite so much fun to watch. Not to say it's not worth watching. All the action is there that the original had. But the sexual tension isn't quite there, and the transporter has technically been turned into a bodyguard. At least it hasn't lost it's sense of humor. That's still there. And I can definitely assure myself that I'm waiting for a third movie out of this series. Although hopefully the next one won't be putting Jeb Bush in the thanks portion of the credits ;)
Quality: 7/10 Entertainment: 5/10 Replayable: 6/10
Not bad, but some glaring plot holes made it less than perfect.
I assume they left the plot holes in purposely so I gotta go read the book.
The first one I actually thought was a skip on the DVD. After the ball and Ms Granger is having a tearful argument with Ron about he ruined everything. Did I miss something? Clearly time flew as Ms Granger had been wondering where Harry had been. She just left him and ron sitting around depressed at a table. THat was like just a glaring plot hole. The other.. well after all that I assume Harry won the goblet of fire.
After all that though clearly our three friends are kids anymore. I just hope these three at least remain till the 7 movies are up. (which is probably the reason Peter Jackson did what he did with LOTR. However Harry Potter's world needs some aging. But if Melissa Joan Hart can pull off being a teen into her mid to late 20's, these three oughta make it easy. Definitely bring back the director though. He did a much better job than the other one in movie 3.
The movie pretty much has that emotion thing down... although I admit freely that Ron really looks bad in that dress of his. I had to hit the FF on the remote. (similar situation happens in movie 2 with the cake over the guests. :P
I am disappointed with WB home video from the way they released the DVD. The Standard DVD looks like the first 3 except it's only got one disc. I really had to hunt down the double disc special edition. I let them know my disappointment. It was a stretch when they switched the nice cardboard/plastic custom DVD case to the plastic one's everyone else uses, but hey if LOTR special editions came in the plastic type, they'd never be as cool. Now they've shredded the second disc.
Quality: 7/10 Entertainment: 10/10 Replayable: 10/10
and kill that rat!!! (cause he's certainly up to no good)
L'empire des loups (2005)
Better than I expected..Considering the reviews
I keep finding myself liking French action movies more than Hollywood films. Not that I hate Hollywood action films. This particular movie is good at one thing. Escapism. Pure escapism. The plot is so so, but the movie is such that almost 2 hours go by and I've hardly noticed.
This movie is much better than The Crimson Rivers 2. Although I love the character in that movie. Jean Reno's beard in this one is a lil off putting. But still great acting nonetheless. Empire of the Wolves (as is the name on the disk.. if you entered that in search in IMDb you'd come up empty handed. ) has great similarities to the first Crimson Rivers. Although there, the camera work was so superiour that there's no comparison. Crimson Rivers 2 is not based on a novel of the first movie. This one is. The score is pretty good. And the female lead did a darn good job with what she was given. I'm not entirely sure why some didn't like the movie, maybe they were expecting Delicatessen or some masterpiece. But hey, up against most of the Hollywood fare, this one trounces them.
Quality: 4/10 (confusing storyline) Entertainment: 10/10 Replayable: 10/10