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This is a brilliant horror grindhouse film which builds tension well and keeps you guessing the whole time. The music is very well done and itThis is a brilliant horror grindhouse film which builds tension well and keeps you guessing the whole time. The music is very well done and it has an old-school 70's feel about it. The acting is superb and the action scenes are well filmed and intense. It's good to see these quirky little films still being made, especially with some known faces in them.… Full Review »
Before watching this film: I'm not aware of the source material for this film.
Pros: 1. It's a heartwarming story about a nurse/doctorBefore watching this film: I'm not aware of the source material for this film.
Pros: 1. It's a heartwarming story about a nurse/doctor robot that would do anything to keep his master safe. Made by the people at Walt Disney Studios (actually people from Pixar Studios).
Cons: 1. Could have been great if it had not looked like a lazy rip off of The Incredibles by the same Pixar people who made The Incredibles.
More: If Jobs was around, he would not have allowed this to be made or if he had come aboard after the film had been made, he would have demanded major re-animations or just canning of the whole film.
3/5 (no half scores): Watch it on TV only.… Full Review »
Sin City, similar to the first film, a the perfect example of style over substance. It's a film essentially made up of three short stories,Sin City, similar to the first film, a the perfect example of style over substance. It's a film essentially made up of three short stories, which I'll call the gambler, the sex goddess, and the vengeful stripper for the purpose of this review, that are loosely connected to one another through setting and a few characters. The problem is, only one of those stories (the sex goddess) is even remotely interesting. The other two range from abysmal to mediocre and are filled with lazy writing and ludicrous action sequences. I love the style and the cinematography of the film and think the acting was outstanding across the board but no movie can overcome a complete and utter lack of content. The "sex goddess" story was actually very good. It had an intriguing plot, characters will motivations that made sense, and it developed really well. The action sequence at the end was ridiculous but outside of a flying ninja prostitute, an expanded version of that story would've made for a fantastic film in and of itself. Unfortunately the other two stories dragged it down to, what I consider a rating that equates to "watch for free but don't spend money on it".… Full Review »
Unfortunately each successive installment of this Hobbit trilogy not only failed to build on the previous film but actually left even more toUnfortunately each successive installment of this Hobbit trilogy not only failed to build on the previous film but actually left even more to be desired. Yes, this is the film where the resolution finally comes to fruition. Yes, they did a fantastic job connecting this trilogy to the amazing Lord of the Rings trilogy through this film. Yes, the action sequences, the special effects, and the acting were all top notch. But I can't help but feel like this movie just missed in a few key areas. The characters, for example, feel less authentic than in the previous films and, being that this is the movie where a lot of death and tragedy occurs, you're not connected or attached to them because of that. It also didn't have that key character who carries the movie. While Bilbo was this trilogies Frodo and they carry the narrative, neither actually carried the film through the action. In the LOTR films, Aragorn and Legolas did that. The problem with this trilogy is that Thorin is no Aragorn and Legolas isn't featured enough to compensate for that. You end up with Dwarves without sufficient development and essentially faceless elves and humans and none of it connects to the viewer on an emotional level. I also thought they didn't develop certain characters enough in this trilogy. I'm sorry but you shouldn't have to read the book or the expanded lore in order to appreciate a movie. Peter Jackson should've done a better job there. That being said, I think this movie, when marathoned with the previous installments, will resonate better. I just don't think it stood alone enough to live up to the epic standard already established in the universe.… Full Review »
Although I really enjoyed the first two-thirds or so of this innovative fairy tale merger, I found it went on much too long, with the resultAlthough I really enjoyed the first two-thirds or so of this innovative fairy tale merger, I found it went on much too long, with the result that the novelty finally wore off. I also found the music sing-song and void of a single hummable melody. All of that said, Streep was her usual peerless presence.… Full Review »