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Re: “Fast Five

Agreed, they should focus on The Rock. And Brewster is seriously looking anorexic! Scary thin.

Posted by Zachary Uram on 03/24/2014 at 11:15 PM

Re: “The Fourth Kind

Is there something supernatural going on here, or is it something else?

Starring Milla Jovovich, this 2009 thriller purports to be based on the true story of psychologist, Abigail â~Abbeyâ(TM) Tyler. Nigerian writer and director Olatunde Osunsanmi, films The Fourth Kind in documentary style, that creates the illusion of reality, however, the story depicted is, at best hypothetical. Universal Pictures marketing machine even went to the extent of posting fake obituaries, and news articles on the web as part of their guerilla campaign. As of this writing, The Fourth Kind has only grossed $25,486,040 in domestic sales and only $45,192,880 worldwide. In spite of initial poor reviews by critics, The Fourth Kind is a compelling story that will allow the viewer to speculate along with the film. More...[edit]

Posted by robb1138 on 03/11/2011 at 3:57 PM

Re: “Drive Angry

Every time Hollywood releases a Nicolas Cage film, I hold my breath, grit my teeth, squint my eyes, cross my fingers, and pray. Cage's films have been so hit or miss during his career, that I tend to watch his hair style to determine if I should rush to the theater, wait for the DVD, or pan the film altogether. I noticed that if Nick is having a bad hair day during a film, the film tends to be crap. So I walk into Drive Angry, with plenty of hope but with reservations.

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Posted by robb1138 on 03/02/2011 at 12:45 PM

Re: “The Twilight Saga: Eclipse

The first thing to remember is that the whole Twilight Series is written for teenaged girls. However, for every teenage girl that wants to see Eclipse, a teenage boy will want to take her. For every teenage girl without a boyfriend and without a driver's license, there are the girl's parents to take her and family to see Eclipse. So right away, you can see how the ticket sales multiply in this fashion. Knowing this bit of information, at least sets one's expectations for Eclipse in the right place. More:

Posted by robb1138 on 07/16/2010 at 10:53 AM

Re: “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

Decent CGI work is ruined with cheezy dialog and a derivative plot borrowed from the 007 movies of yester year. One aspect of the film that I enjoyed was the attempt by the sceen writer to incorporate nearly every significate charater used in the G.I. Joe as well as Hasbro's marketing slogans. The phrases "kung-fu action grip", "real american hero", and "Dr. Mindbender" hidden within the characters dialog were the sorts of jokes only a 30-something Robot-Chicken fan like myself can appreciate. If you didn't enjoy "G.I. Joe" as a tyke, I don't expect you will enjoy it now.

Posted by grimgrin on 08/25/2009 at 1:14 PM

Re: “Monsters vs. Aliens 3D

Not the best but the 3D is nifty.

Posted by Kerry on 04/12/2009 at 11:37 AM

Re: “The Impossible

We went to this one yesterday, based partly on this review. It was pretty exciting for awhile and a tearjerker, but seemed to shamelessly milk a pretty simple story. The bad decisions made, the liberal application of blood all over the husband even days later, finally at the end re-enacting the wave all over again, left me rolling my eyes.

Posted by Bob on 01/23/2013 at 8:16 AM

Re: “The Next Three Days

It wasn't as bad as the review above. Yes, it was too long, but there were exciting and even touching parts. Yes, the parts for excellent actors were very small (except the main characters), but I've seen a lot worse. At least there wasn't gratuitous violence and unnecessary sex.

Posted by Spiwritual on 01/26/2011 at 9:45 PM

Re: “The Last Airbender

Michael Dante DiMartino, and Bryan Konietzko are the creators for the TV show on Nick are the executive producers of M. Night Shyamalan's film version, which makes it even harder to fathom what, if anything went astray from the group's intentions. Kids that I know, seem to like, but adults just kind of shake their head. My full review is here: The Last Airbender, a Kid Friendly and Adult Safe Film:…

Posted by robb1138 on 07/08/2010 at 3:59 PM

Re: “MacGruber

Re: “MacGruber”

SNL based films have always been a crapshoot, oh, who am I kidding? Almost all of them have been god awful, the exceptions being of course The Blues Brothers, Wayne's World and 1/3 of The Ladies Man and Coneheads respectively. Now comes MacGruber and well...keep rolling the dice. Will Forte is frequently funny as a mulleted enfant terrible throwing Will Ferrelesque man tantrums and being arrogant while incompetent. But unfortunately we've seen that before, and we've seen it done better. Not only by Mr. Ferrel but also my Ben Stiller and Danny McBride. This comedic archetype is fast losing its appeal due to the rule of diminishing returns. The over confident dunce routine needs to be retired. Unfortunately Will Forte hasn't been notified. Kristen Wiig does a good job supporting and is always awkwardly funny when the comedy ball is tossed her way. In fact the entire cast including good sport Val Kilmer do a decent job with what their given it's just that the film is not a sum of its parts. MacGruber is directed by Jorma Taccone, he of The Lonely Island fame, and despite flat out loving his previous directorial effort Hot Rod, I found his new film lacking that laugh domino effect that all great comedies possess. So, overall I'll say there are some standout gags, the two sex scenes are both painful and hilarious, but MacGruber the MacGeyver parody suffers from its lack of inventiveness.

Posted by TonyMcMillen on 05/23/2010 at 9:26 PM

Re: “Star Trek

Correction to my review above:
There are some misspellings: The name of the communications officer should be spelled Uhura.
Kirk would have been held for "trial" not "trail. And the final insult is the highly controlled Spock true fans know is shown making kissy face with Uhura on the Transporter Platform -- in front of Kirk & Scotty. Very out of character.

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Posted by Pallas on 05/22/2009 at 3:45 PM

Re: “Everlasting Moments

I found that the movie had a remarkable number of similarities with the movie “Waitress”.
- From the very beginning of the picture, the husband is portrayed in a negative light and is generally despised by his wife throughout much of the film to the point where you wonder why she ever married the guy. There is little attention made as to how the husband and wife ever ended up together in the first place. It is as if she was forced to marry a brute and had no say in the matter.
- The wife withholds sex and physical affection as a means to control, correct, and otherwise to show contempt for the spouse; and yet she still manages to end up pregnant from a single occurrence of sex which the wife did not want.
- The wife is interested in a married man who is attractive to her because he recognizes and supports her art (photography for “Everlasting Moments”, pie-making for “Waitress”). The husband, in contrast, is perhaps the only character in the movie who fails to recognize his wife’s artistic genius, as we see scene after scene of literally everyone else in the neighborhood embracing the wife’s art.
- There are scenes where everyone seems to be enjoying themselves where the husband comes in and wrecks it. The question that never gets asks is why the husband was excluded from the fun event. In “Everlasting Moments”, it is the family getting dressed up to view a Charlie Chaplin film. In “Waitress” the husband is excluded from attending a wedding.
- In “Waitress” the wife commits a number of immoral acts, making it very difficult to support her. In “Everlasting Moments”, the wife sends her daughter to work for a woman, where she knows in advance her daughter will not be safe. These acts are never questioned.

In other words, both of these pictures engaged in blatant man-bashing. The ideal man is the one who praises the woman’s artistic abilities, and the villain is the man who doesn’t. The woman is never criticized for the decisions she makes.

Posted by P. Stegall on 05/18/2009 at 4:24 PM

Re: “The Broken Circle Breakdown

Lugubrious, sentimental, banal and mawkish are just a few adjectives that come to mind about this wretched little flic. Save your money, time and tissues and give it a miss.

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Posted by Gurnemanz on 12/26/2013 at 7:45 PM

Re: “Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

so boring

Posted by Isaac Hammer on 01/04/2013 at 6:31 PM

Re: “Footnote

run fast away from this movie! it's billed as a comedy and is anything but. it is a
painful piece about a dysfunctional family where everyone is so glum it's depressing.
there is only one scene in the whole long 2 hours that is amusing, and that is certainly
not worth sitting thru the whole film. see any other movie in town. please. you are
now warned.

Posted by sheba on 04/30/2012 at 2:39 PM

Re: “Apollo 18

I saw this movie about 10 days ago, it was a total waste of 90+ minutes and the admission price.
Outside of some actual Apoll 17 footage, the movie must have been conceived by a mindless moron.

Posted by norm9do on 09/15/2011 at 4:53 AM

Re: “Laugh. Die. Cry.


Posted by GoGreen_GoSoylentGreen on 05/05/2011 at 4:25 AM

Re: “The Men Who Stare at Goats

This film is not the least bit funny. How they managed to sign up such an all-star cast for it is beyond me. A total stinker.

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Posted by magpiept on 04/22/2010 at 8:35 PM

Re: “Amelia

This movie was BORING! What a shame that such a fascinating figure was given such a dull, dull, dull biopic treatment. What a waste of talent. Hillary Swank is a terrific actress, I've enjoyed Richard Gere in other films, and Ewen McGregor has been very good in other roles as well--but the script for this movie was so bad (focused on the boring love-triangle) that the talented performers couldn't save it. Bob Grimm put it perfectly--this movie made me feel like punching myself in the face. BORING!

Posted by jwny72 on 11/29/2009 at 1:09 PM

Re: “A ‘Dreadful’ Tax Plan

That isnt evidence that it caused the state's deficit. The deficit started before 2015 and ballotpedia also says:

"Governor Brownback signed the fiscal year 2016 budget into law on June 16, 2015. The governor made a few line-item vetoes and noted that he will continue to find ways to limit the size and spending habits of the state government while protecting the state's core services. Total spending under this budget equaled about $15.33 billion, a decrease of about 0.7 percent from fiscal year 2015"

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Posted by Palisades on 12/13/2017 at 12:15 PM

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