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reviewed Ender's Game the Movie. November 18, 2013
Many years ago Orson Scott Card, the author of Ender's Game, said the book was "unfilmable".      Of course that was before Computer Generated Imagery, CGI, got really good.  The movie Ender's Game still has a problem but the computer cinematography is not it.  The movie is two hours long but another 30 minutes would have helped a lot.  Maybe an …
posted a Quick Tip about Sin City (2005 film). June 12, 2012
Sin City
This is a movie that's had steadily-declining appeal for me.  I loved this film when I first saw it in September of 2005, but as I watched it more and more, I found myself liking it less and less.  Now I've seen it enough to where I really don't see many redeeming factors in it.      So many people have gushed over Rodriguez's "comic book" visual …
reviewed Ed Wood. May 31, 2012
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Ed Wood
**** out of ****    Often called the worst film director of all time - with his films also given the privilege of being regarded as some of the crappiest ever produced - it would seem that Edward D. Wood Jr. would have no reason to be optimistic. Yet, played here by Johnny Depp, he has nothing to do but smile. Certainly a whacky, peculiar individual; Ed believed his area of expertise …
reviewed Fight Club (1999 movie). December 25, 2011
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Fight Club
NOTE: This was formatted for my blog, so just in case you plan to waste your time reading(as in the pictures and spacing won't be correctly placed) , follow the link :http://rantsofadegenerate.blogspot.com/       "I am Jack's Raging Bile Duct." Post-Modern Castration Paranoia        INTRODUCTION: The 1999 film Fight Club is …
reviewed Ed Wood. October 14, 2011
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Ed Wood
"Honey, what if I'm wrong? What if I just don't got it?"    "Ed, it was only one review."    "Orson Welles was only 26 when he made Citizen Kane. I'm already 30."    "Ed, you're still young. This is the time in your life when you're supposed to be struggling."    "I know. But …
posted a Quick Tip about Sin City (2005 film). June 13, 2011
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Sin City
Look, anybody dumb enough to LIKE this thing is simply voting for style over substance. All it has is a unique directorial style which is black and white and regularly flashes color in and out. Once the novelty of the directorial style and comic book-like appearance wear off, all you've got is just another movie about criminals with hearts of gold going on quests of redemption. The only difference …
posted a Quick Tip about I Love You Phillip Morris. May 31, 2011
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I Love You Phillip Morris
What a trippy movie. I love that it's filmed as Steven Russell's state of mind, where everything is tranquil, rationalized and all rainbows despite all the trouble and harm that he caused, and the severity of his crimes. I can't think of a better actor for this role than Jim Carey. Totally convincing.
reviewed I Love You Phillip Morris. May 06, 2011
I Love You Phillip Morris
I loved this movie mainly because I love to watch movies based on real people and facts. I’m a nerd, so I always watch the special features and I like to read up on the real people to see how much the movie differs from the real facts and surprisingly, they didn’t change much. This movie stars Jim Carey as Steven Russell, a cop living in Georgia, who after a life-changing event realizes …
reviewed I Love You Phillip Morris. May 01, 2011
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I Love You Phillip Morris
***1/2 out of ****     What makes "I Love You Phillip Morris" a special 2010 release is not its nigh consistent sense of humor, not only the taut performances, and not only the smart script; but also the heart that this film has, and it's bigger than that of most movies I've seen recently. Few movies have hearts at all, which doesn't surprise me, because money-grabbing cinema cannot …
reviewed I Love You Phillip Morris. April 23, 2011
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I Love You Phillip Morris
I LOVE YOU PHILILP MORRIS   Written and Directed by John Requa and Glenn Ficarra   Starring Jim Carrey, Ewan McGregor and Leslie Mann       Phillip Morris: Enough romance. Let’s fuck.       I suppose it is fitting that a movie about a man who never quite grasps who he truly is should suffer from the same issues. I LOVE YOU …
reviewed Stardust (2007 film). April 05, 2011
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Stardust (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
Let me start by stating that if you watch Stardust the movie hoping that it achieves the aura of Stardust the book, you will be disappointed. That, however, is the fate of most book into movie productions. Stardust the book was magical because it is made of words. Stardust the movie is made of images and it is unrealistic to hope that it could capture the essence of the written version. That said, …
reviewed Stardust (2007 film). April 05, 2011
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Stardust (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
Let me start by stating that if you watch Stardust the movie hoping that it achieves the aura of Stardust the book, you will be disappointed. That, however, is the fate of most book into movie productions. Stardust the book was magical because it is made of words. Stardust the movie is made of images and it is unrealistic to hope that it could capture the essence of the written version. That said, …
reviewed I Love You Phillip Morris. March 16, 2011
I Love You Phillip Morris
I was interested in this seeing as I love Jim Carrey and I like Ewan MacGregor. Plus, its based on a true story and it is a love story about gay men, which isn't done really in Hollywood seeing as homosexuality is a rather touchy subject. Anyway, I saw it and I absolutely adored it. It's funny as expected, but not in a gut-busting laugh out loud sort of way. It's also surprisingly emotionally …
reviewed Stardust (2007 film). January 31, 2011
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Stardust (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
  You have heard stories like this before, stories of far away lands, magical kingdoms, strange creatures, dashing princes and beautiful princesses but this however is not a story that you have heard before. This is not a story of a dashing prince who sets out on a quest to save the beautiful princess from some kind of unspeakable evil. This is instead a story of a young peasant boy who out …
reviewed I Love You Phillip Morris. January 17, 2011
I Love You Phillip Morris
Some have suggested that Jim Carrey is poorly cast in the role of Steven Russell, the con artist whose story is told in I LOVE YOU, PHILLIP MORRIS. It's been said that his performances are too glossy, too on-the-surface for us to believe him as lovestruck and will to do everything and anything for that love.     I believe he is IDEALLY cast because of that. It's true that Carrey …
reviewed I Love You Phillip Morris. December 08, 2010
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I Love You Phillip Morris
“I Love You Philip Morris” tells the real life story of Steven Jay Russell, who in 1998 received an unprecedented 144-year prison sentence for fraud, conning, impersonating, and multiple escapes from Houston’s Harris County Jail. The film shows us sequences that seem utterly impossible, but in fact actually happened, which only goes to show that truth really is stranger than fiction. …
posted a Quick Tip about Sin City (2005 film). October 20, 2010
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Sin City
This is a complicated rating. It is a 4 minus 3 rating. The first time through the stylized nature of the film is fantastic, but when I watched it a second time, it un-wowed me, but it's worth the first time through for anyone unless they don't like hard-boiled graphic novels.
posted a Quick Tip about Sin City (2005 film). September 24, 2010
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Sin City
Probably one of the most accurate transitions from comic page to screen.
reviewed Stardust (2007 film). September 24, 2010
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Stardust (Widescreen Edition) (2007)
Flying pirate ships and human stars seem like they border on the ridiculous as plot elements, yet they work to create an entertaining fairy tale in Stardust. The movie has an A-list cast and strong acting, especially for a "fairy tale" movie. There are some really delightful scenes, such as De Niro (as Capt. Shakespeare) giving Charlie Cox and Claire Danes lessons in fencing and dancing, respectively. …
posted a Quick Tip about Sin City (2005 film). August 30, 2010
Sin City
Seedy and sleazy comic noir about the bums, scum and filth in Sin City where just about everything can happen and does. Awesome if at times creepy fun.
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