joi, 23 decembrie 2010

World's Greatest Dad,The Big Lebowski,Carlos,American History X,O Brother,Where Art Thou?,Irreversible,The Man Who Wasn't There,Blood Simple+more

World's Greatest Dad(2009)-8/10->Robin Williams gives us one of his best performances in years in this dark,yet funny story of a regular man.

The Big Lebowski(1998)-9/10->Jeff Bridges and John Goodman give some grade-A performances and it's funny as hell.

Carlos(2010)-8/10->Carlos is thrilling for it's running length(330 min) and newcomer Edgar Ramirez portrays "The Jackal" pretty good,but Carlos is not worth 5 hours of your life.

American History X(1998)-9/10->American History X has Edward Norton at his best and it tells a compelling story of change.

O Brother,Where Art Thou(2001)-8/10->It's funny and it has great characters,but it's script is not as good as it's humor.

Irreversible(2002)-7/10->Irreversible is filmed in a confusing way and the twist is way too shocking,but it can tell a story backwards and Cassel,Bellucci and Dupontel give some OK performances.

The Man Who Wasn't There(2001)-9/10->The Man Who Wasn't There is funny,Billy Bob Thornton is pure genius and it's a stylish and clever tribute to the noir genre.

Blood Simple(1984)-10/10->Blood Simple is thrilling,it has a great script and great performances all around.

Raising Arizona(1987)-10/10->The best Coen movie has a better script than Blood Simple,it's funny,Nicholas Cage at his best and one of the most crazy stories ever.

Harry Potter And The Deathly Hallows:Part 1(2010)-9/10->HP 7:Part 1 is funny,unexpected and it's much entertaining and smarter than the last 2 Harry Potters.

Battle Royale(2000)-8/10->Battle Royale combines gore with humor and it gets a great result.Also it stays faithful to it's source material.

I Stand Alone(1998)-7/10->I Stand Alone is dark,but also funny(in a strange way) and towards the end it gets a bit confusing and more disturbing.

Runaway Jury(2002)-8/10->Runaway Jury is fast,smart and it has a talented cast and it's impredictable.

Wayne's World(1992)-8/10->Wayne's World is quirky and stupid.Just enough to be good.

Burn After Reading(2008)-7/10->It has a variety of funny characters,but in the end it gets too paranoic for it's own good.

Intolerable Cruelty(2003)-8/10->Clooney and Zeta Jones have a bit of chemistry and it's as funny as any Coen Brothers movie but it's predictable and twists are too often in this movie.

Charlie Wilson's War(2007)-7/10->Charlie Wilson's War has a great performance from Phillip Seymour Hoffman and the story is interesting but there isn't too much insight of it.

Miller's Crossing(1990)-8/10->It's a great mafia movie,though it's not as special as the other Coen movies.

Anchorman:The Legend Of Ron Burgundy(2004)-8/10->It's funny and really stupid,but Will Ferrell and the gang do a great job portraying these dumb-ass characters.

Zoolander(2001)-7/10->Even if Zoolander is a one-joke movie,Stiller and Wilson make it work.

duminică, 19 decembrie 2010

Alpha Dog,Spun,Animal Farm,Citizen Kane,Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood,TRON:Legacy,The Big Kahuna,Gummo+more

Alpha Dog(2006)-8.5/10->Alpha Dog has good performances all around and tells us an emotional story of an unexpected friendship and it’s consequences.

Spun(2002)-6/10->Spun is funny and it has a really fast pace but it’s so fast it can’t catch itself.

Animal Farm(1954)-8/10->Animal Farm is funny and it's extremely faithful to it's source material.

Citizen Kane(1941)-10/10->Citizen Kane has a great script telling the rise and fall story of a sometimes good man and most of the times a bad man,one of the best performances ever(Orson Welles as Kane),an interesting story and these make it one of the best movies ever.

Don't Be a Menace to South Central While Drinking Your Juice in the Hood(1996)-3/10->It's one of the funnier Wayans Brothers movies but in the end it's another disgusting unfunny movie.

TRON:Legacy(2010)-6/10->TRON:Legacy has great visuals and a great soundtrack,but it has a stupid script and it's really predictible.

The Big Kahuna(1999)-7/10->The Big Kahuna has good performances and it's funny,but it gets dull overtime.

Gummo(1997)-8/10->Gummo is dark,features a great performance from Jacob Reynolds and it tells us some sad stories with the help of it's good script.

The Usual Suspects(1995)-9/10->The Usual Suspects is thrilling,the cast is big and good and the end is really impredictible.

Trash Humpers(2009)-7/10->Trash Humpers is funny(in a really dark and weird way) and though you think at first it's just a stupid attempt to make an experimental movie,in the end it's an ok movie.

Enter The Void(2009)-8/10->Enter The Void has wonderful visuals,fantastic photography and some good performances from the most of the cast.However,it's pulled back by it's length and the story gets quite confusing towards the end.

duminică, 12 decembrie 2010

What Just Happened,Tron,Imagine That,The Sound Of Music,The Chronicles Of Narnia:The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader,Faster,Bickford Shmecklers Cool Ideas

What Just Happened(2008)-5/10->Even if it has DeNiro struggling to do a good job and some funny moments,What Just Happened is boring and the characters are just awful people.
Tron(1982)-7/10->Tron contains an interesting premise,great effects for it's time and a good performance from Jeff Bridges but not so much script.
Imagine That(2009)-4/10->Eddie Murphy is horrible in this film,the humor is a bit too dark for a kids movie and it's not educational at all(Thomas Haden Church's character and his son drink a ton of Red Bull in a scene).But there is hope for Yara Shahidi to make us proud with better movies than this.
The Sound Of Music(1965)-9/10->With great performances all around and a damn fine soundtrack The Sound Of Music enchants you.
The Chronicles Of Narnia:The Voyage Of The Dawn Treader 3D(2010)-8/10->Fine humor,great performances,good story and stunning special effects(3D Is awesome).A great way to(probably) end the saga.
Faster(2010)-5/10->Faster give us another slow story of massacre redemption and it doesn't deliver what it should(Blood with no emotions).But what it gives us is an unusually compelling performance from Dwayne"The Rock"Johnson.
Bickford Shmeckler's Cool Ideas(2006)-3/10->It's not funny,it's not cool and it's certainly not intelligent.It's a movie without essence.

sâmbătă, 4 decembrie 2010

Fast Food Nation,You Again,Due Date,Unstoppable

Fast Food Nation(2006)-7/10-Well told with some good performances on the side,Fast Food Nation is an OK film with a kind of an unexpected ending.

You Again(2010)-4/10-A clichéd but funnier than average rom-com.

Due Date(2010)-6.5/10-It is sometimes funny but it cancels out with some of the bad jokes and sudden character development.Do not expect The Hangover.

Unstoppable(2010)-9/10-Dynamically shot with a pace that will keep you on the edge for 100 minutes,Unstoppable also features a great performance from Denzel Washington and tells us a compelling story.