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Cliche upon cliche upon tired cliche, this really should have been better. I understand that when remaking a film, you should stay true to theCliche upon cliche upon tired cliche, this really should have been better. I understand that when remaking a film, you should stay true to the source material, but thinly veiled racism, misogyny and every single western trope shoehorned in isn't necessary. There are some fantastic action sequences, and individual performances aren't bad, though no one stands out. The pacing is utterly wrong for a western, there's no drawn out tension, no time for the audience to pause, it doesn't feel right, it's much too fast and as a result you're not invested in the outcome. A mediocre film. 5.47/10… Full Review »
The film expresses hilarious comedy while maintaining an essential and original story. Unlike how other romantic-comedies fail to do,The film expresses hilarious comedy while maintaining an essential and original story. Unlike how other romantic-comedies fail to do, Bridesmaids is necessary, removing it from the list of cliches. The hilarious Kristen Wiig truly shows off her talented humor with supporting actress Melissa McCarthy.… Full Review »
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What's it like?: It's The Walking Dead, on a train. Pros: 1) They did something new on how theRelated media: I can think of any.
What's it like?: It's The Walking Dead, on a train.
1) They did something new on how the zombies behave; anything new is great considering how tired the genre is.
2) They'd used a major cry-bait towards the end. I'm giving this to them because they succeeded.
1) It's the same zombie nonsense you see in the other zombie films.
2) It's the same display of selfishness, sacrifice, bravery, idiocy, love, etc. in the human characters that you've seen in the other zombie films.
Who would think the film is great? Teens and young adults, as they like anything with zombies in it.
Who would think the film is only so-so? Older adults.
Who would think the film is lousy? No one.
Rating: 3/5 (no half scores). Save your money and watch it on TV.… Full Review »
Robert De Niro teaches boys how to become men by giving them lessons on work place apparel (aka always wear a suit), organization (aka desksRobert De Niro teaches boys how to become men by giving them lessons on work place apparel (aka always wear a suit), organization (aka desks never look like they're actually being used, but rather preserved for a tour of scholars to marvel at the immaculate symmetry) and by revealing to them that real men carry handkerchiefs so they can offer it to the crying ladies.
Asides from that De Niro serves as Anne Hathaway's father, friend, life coach, therapist, zen master and all in all manly man swag master shoulder to lean on. So much so that they spend a night in bed together wearing bath robes while Hathaway cries. I'm not kidding, it actually happens.
Also the script writer gets to vicariously vent through Anne Hathaway's character by going on a rant about how men these days all look like children with all the video games, t-shirts and neck beards. Everybody knows real men wear suits, drink vodka martinis and introduces themselves by saying their last names first.
Oh, and after cheating on Hathaway her husband wins her back with part of his little speech including this line,
"It's a confusing world out there, and who I am got messed up for a minute."
Don't yah just hate when in this confusing world you find yourself sleeping with your wife one minute and then with another woman the next? I think we can all relate to that. See, any affair can be smoothed over just by reminding your significant other that the world is confusing. For example, 'I don't know what happened honey! One minute we were making love, the next minute I was f$*#ing your best friend... Please take me back I was confused!'… Full Review »
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What's it like?: It's a stop-motion film (think Wallace and Gromit and Coraline)Related media: There are no media related to this film.
What's it like?: It's a stop-motion film (think Wallace and Gromit and Coraline) but it is much more fluid, as if it was a hand-drawn animation. The story concerns the quest of a Japanese boy to collect three samurai battle gear and to avenge his father's death.
1) The best scene is when the boy tells a story to people in the village so as a earn a living, of a great samurai warrior and his adventures, and while doing so, sheets of paper in the boy's knapsack fold themselves into origami shapes that move, fly and float around the boy, so as to illustrate the story better.
2) The cover of George Harrison's song is great.
1) The innovative concept above sort of degenerates into the usual cliches of Japanese Samurai stories which are no longer innovative.
2) There are jumps in the story that seems to be attempts to cover up major plot holes. I was lost in the details of some areas.
3) This Japanese-theme story only had one voice actor of Japanese origin and he is an American citizen (George Takei). Talk about white-washing. I am surprised there hasn't been an uproar on this. Any venture that takes jobs away from struggling actors or non-white origins, regardless of whether it is only voice-acting, is still white-washing!
Who would think the film is great? Teens, as they would not have been aware of my cons above.
Who would think the film is only so-so? The rest, as the film is only so-so.
Who would think the film is lousy? No one.
Rating: 3/5 (no half scores). It's worth it to catch it on TV.… Full Review »