“Wildly amusing!” Sure, this film isn’t Citizen Kane or Gone with the Wind, but it’s one hell of a wild ride! This horror/comedy isn’t very satirical or symbolic: the residents of Perfection, Nevada, are being attacked by “Graboids,” which are humongous meat-eating worms that live underground, and everyone including Kevin Bacon and Fred Ward [...]
“Not just a history of a man, a history of a people” “The Pianist” is centered around the journey of Adrien Brody’s character, the real life composer Wladyslaw Szpilman. At first living comfortably with his family in an apartment and playing music for Polish radio, his life is shattered by the outbreak of war [...]
“It’s vegas baby!” Awesome movie! Funny, very-well paced, charming. Overall
outstanding, even a nose better than X-mas vacation! “Why don’t you just give me half of what you were going to bet, I’ll take you outside, kick you in the nuts, and we’ll call it a night!” The work they did on [...]
“american anthem” This is one of my favorite movies of all time. I was an athlete and I get pumped up every time I see it. It needs to come on DVD ASAP.
“It’s been done better” Out of Time is a strictly routine mystery movie, competently made but nothing more than that. It is what I think of as “sunny noir” – a standard film noir story taken out of the gritty city streets and moved to a sunny beach community. In this case, [...]
“A Monumental Contribution To Comedy And Culture – Will Be Relevant 30 Years From Now” I try not to exaggerate in general, and I don’t think I am when I say this is one of the best movies released of any kind in the 1990s. It rewards repeated viewing like no other film. [...]
“Awsome “ if i could give this movis 10 stars i would. Fantastic and super funny anyone would love it
“One of Lee’s Best” I once heard on a TV talk show that you don’t have to be a parent to know about kids. This was uttered by a single female with tons of doctorate credentials. As I listened, having kids of my own, I found her comments clinical and devoid of [...]
“Great Fun, Super-Talented Teens and Outstanding Songs” I understand why some reviewers of this winning movie find it a little angsty and melodramatic – because it is. But for those who remember adolescence, everything is angsty and melodramatic – it’s a time of operatic emotions and overblown reactions. It’s a time when you think [...]
“The EXPRESS” An exceptional story of America’s first black recipient of the nation’s highest college football honor–The Hesiman Trophy. The movie is a period film and not a documentary–such that its facts are altered to provide the viewer with a sense of the times—with discrimination the issue of the day. The EXPRESS will become [...]
“Good HD Telecine cut” I was about to buy Blu-ray if there’s any, but found out that it was not released yet so I just bought the newest DVD cut. Actually Sony had it HD telecine and the picure and sound quality is very impressive.
Whether or not I like Paul’s movie making, this one [...]
“WOW” This is a fantastic portrayal of both the inhumaness of the death penalty and how ‘the media’ is all too powerful. It is a scary insight for modern times, for it was filmed years ago. The last part of the film, centering around the gas chamber is especially chilling.
“Rene Clair ALL the way…” I LOVED it! I totally recognized that is was a Rene Clair movie, because it has his mark all over it. The movie was very funny, as well as full of suspense. It doubles as a comedy. The cast is full of stars like James Cagney’s dad in [...]
“”Metropolis” “ This videodisc of “Metropolis” shows the FULL version of the film for the first time since 1936, plus a long documentary on how it was made, and other features — so it was a good bargain. It also has the original 1927 orchestral background music; to be honest, I wasn’t greatly [...]
“Arabian Nights: Vanessa-Mae’s debut as an actress” I ordered the video Arabian Nights simple because my favorite artist Vanessa-Mae is in it for her debut as an actress. Vanessa-Mae is a well known and celebrated violinist. However, seeing this movie I find it very entertaining. Costumes, music and special effects are [...]
“Review and Synopsis” I question the professionalism of the production of the film Flock of Dodos. I felt that the presentation was extremely biased, which took away from the educational values of the movie. One of my favorite documentaries is Supersize Me; and, while it’s clear that Morgan Spurlock had preconceived notions from the [...]
“Not What I Expected…” Seriously, when I went to see Crash at the theater, I expected something different. What I got was a story about racism, drugs, rape, inter-racial sex, and more. I don’t remember too much because I haven’t seen it since. I wouldn’t recommend CRASH!!!
“Friendship not stitched together” SISTERHOOD OF THE TRAVELING PANTS 2 is a heartwarming film that follows the story of four friends, Tibby (Amber Tamblyn), Carmen (America Ferrera), Lena (Alexis Bledel), and Bridget (Blake Lively) who have relied on a pair of decorated blue jeans to keep their friendship together. The storyline is a [...]
“Very Real Movie. One of the Best films of the 1970’s! “ I loved Saturday Night Fever when I saw is many years ago and it is still my favorite movie. A common misconception is that is a Disco movie or a musical (like Grease). Saturday Night Fever is hard edged, sometimes [...]
“A life-changing, life-affirming film” This movie is brilliant in the most meaningful sense of the word. The acting is flawless. The characters are richly drawn. The direction is crisp. The scenes of devastation and pain are, incredible as it seems, poetically rendered. This, to me, is what film-making strives to be, and seldom achieves, [...]