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Re: “Hop delivers just in time for Easter

Great Review of Hop..Beth

Posted by Beth on 03/24/2012 at 11:56 AM

Re: “John Carter takes a familiar journey

After reading Anthony Salveggi's review, I thought this film was going to be some ho-hum movie. To my surprise, the movie was not a two star movie but, a five star movie. It was an enchanting tale and well done with out a lot of bazaare video effects to muddle the movie. I did not see the connection to the phantom Menace that Salveggi mentioned. I encourage all to check out this movie as it is simply a well told tale.

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Posted by robbo06 on 03/16/2012 at 10:03 AM

Re: “John Carter takes a familiar journey

Where's Ray Walston when you need him?

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Posted by Julie Garisto on 03/09/2012 at 1:05 AM

Re: “Denzel Washington goes rogue

I came for the Training Day comparison, and am not leaving disappointed.

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Posted by highwaysnobbery on 02/12/2012 at 6:01 PM

Re: “Forget The Vow

It gets a star deduction just for Rachel McAdams' bad hair and wigs.

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Posted by Julie Garisto on 02/11/2012 at 11:40 AM

Re: “Contraband should be confiscated

Disagree.

It is what it is - entertainment, and not 'meaningful' - but it delivers in spades. Its fun (other than the waste of Beckinsale - I was waiting for her to kick some butt), and the plot wasn't entirely original, but lets face it - this isn't an oscar winner - it's fun.

It was fun.

Gotta love Marky Mark. Good stuff - imho.

Posted by MajBiker on 01/19/2012 at 2:15 PM

Re: “Joyful Noise is off-key

Well done. ... Having seen it too, I agree for the most part. Really nice description of the Kristofferson-Parton duet and Kristofferson's craggy croon. (That song got me a little teary-eyed.) For what the film was, essentially a 90-minute or so Hallmark card come to life, it succeeded more than a few times in being heartwarming, and I thought the romantic chemistry of the couples and camaraderie of the choir came through despite the script's shortcomings, and sometimes doe-eyed glances, cornball humor and bursting into song aren't such a bad thing. ... but it all can be a bit much too.

Posted by Julie Garisto on 01/13/2012 at 12:46 AM

Re: “Love Meryl, miss Margaret

See if you can get The Ghost Writer for free, MajBiker. It's worth your time, and by not paying I think you avoid any moral conundrums.

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Posted by Joe Bardi on 01/12/2012 at 2:37 PM

Re: “Love Meryl, miss Margaret

I won't be paying to see anything the rapist polanski does.

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Posted by MajBiker on 01/12/2012 at 9:46 AM

Re: “Dragon Tattoo leaves a mark

Damn you, The! Duncan Jones is the man …

Posted by Joe Bardi on 12/20/2011 at 1:49 PM

Re: “Dragon Tattoo leaves a mark

I love Bardi as well, but he's not infallible. As evidenced by his Source Code review.

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Posted by Dave, The on 12/20/2011 at 1:44 PM

Re: “Dragon Tattoo leaves a mark

You're going to have to be more specific, Pery.

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Posted by Joe Bardi on 12/20/2011 at 1:35 PM

Re: “Dragon Tattoo leaves a mark

Mr. Bardi,
You're an idiot...

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Posted by Pery Shusterman on 12/19/2011 at 11:01 PM

Re: “Dragon Tattoo leaves a mark

I love Fincher as well, but he's not infallible. As evidenced by Panic Room.

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Posted by Joran Oppelt on 12/19/2011 at 7:02 PM

Re: “The Descendants: Clooney goes Hawaiian

Can't wait to see this -- Payne seems to always deliver such unique, thought-provoking films.

Posted by Sal on 11/22/2011 at 11:05 PM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

"It's like an unfunny Pink Flamingo's...except the ugly lady in drag has shit coming OUT of her mouth" - Me

Posted by Dave, The on 11/16/2011 at 10:15 AM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

PSTD: Post-Sandler Trauma Disorder.

Posted by Joe Bardi on 11/16/2011 at 8:46 AM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

I still haven't been able to shake this one, Joe. And I have a high tolerance for bad movies. Want me to watch Underworld? Sure. Sit through Live Free and Die Hard over and over? No problem. Heck, I can watch Tony Scott's Man on Fire and you won't hear a peep out of me (though I may need to stare at a white wall for a few hours to detox).

My review doesn't come close to conveying how awful this movie is. A reviewer at Film School Rejects calls Sandler's "Jill" performance "a drag act that becomes so excruciatingly unpleasant it inspires involuntary shudders and post-traumatic nightmares." Bingo.

Posted by Sal on 11/13/2011 at 11:52 PM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

Amen, Sal.

Posted by Joran Oppelt on 11/12/2011 at 9:47 AM

Re: “Jack and Jill can’t even fetch a chuckle

It's as if Sal is somehow trying to negate the entire experience of seeing the film. A critical exorcism, if you will. Sadly, I fear this one will stick with him a long time.

Posted by Joe Bardi on 11/12/2011 at 12:09 AM

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