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(no subject) [May. 26th, 2008|03:05 am]
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rozroc



Hey all,

There is a comedy out called, “Meet The Mobsters”. It’s pretty funny.

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Blood and Chocolate-Not as bad as I thought it would be. [Jan. 29th, 2007|05:48 pm]
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laraemeadows


Blood and Chocolate, based on the book by Annette Curtis Klause, directed by Katja von Garnier is an interspecies romance based in modern day Bucharest. Writers Ehren Kruger and Christopher Landon take us down a path as interesting as driving in the Great Plains.


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The Departed-This film is full of unexceptional things. [Jan. 29th, 2007|05:12 pm]
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laraemeadows

“The Departed,” is a cop, snitch, mob drama centered in Boston. Directed by Martin Scorsese, “The Departed’s” screenplay, written by William Monahan, Siu Fai Mak and Felix Chong, leads the audience through a brilliantly written maze of lies, violence and vengeance. Even a strong screenplay can’t save the movie from Martin Scorsese’s unnecessary gore and the actors’ melodrama.
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Pan’s Labyrinth is a mystical and whimsical fairy tale wrapped in horrifying war story [Jan. 28th, 2007|02:00 pm]
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laraemeadows


Pan’s Labyrinth, or El Laberinto del Fauno, is a mystical and whimsical fairy tale wrapped in horrifying war story. Set in World War II in Spain, Guillermo del Toro’s story will make you fascinated and leave you with your mouth wide open.
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The Queen - Its screenplay is the epitome of UK personality. [Jan. 27th, 2007|11:03 pm]
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laraemeadows


“The Queen” attempts to make British Royalty understandable in typical British style; with diverse but subdued emotions. Finely directed by Stephen Frears, and complexly written by Peter Morgan, “The Queen” tries to offer an explanation to the strange behavior of the royals after Princess Diana’s death. “The Queen” is a teeter-totter story of the balance between old and new.

Queen Elizabeth the Second, regally portrayed by Helen Mirren, strikes an uncaring and cold cord to the British people and the world when Princess Diana is killed. She refuses to address the nation. She refuses to allow her grand children to go to Paris to see her body. She even refuses to allow Prince Charles, Alex Jenning’s character, to fly on the royal jet to see Diana while she is in critical care. When Diana finally dies, she doesn’t want a public funeral. The British people cry out for her attention and she provides none.
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Climates - can a movie have nothing happen, and have bad actors, and still be a good movie. [Jan. 22nd, 2007|12:13 pm]
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laraemeadows


“Climates”, or “Iklimler”, directed, written, and staring by Nuri Bilge Ceylan as well as Ebru Ceylan, is a Turkish movie, about an aging, self absorbed professor and his failing relationship with his girlfriend. “Climates” answers the age old movie question; can a movie have nothing happen, have bad actors and a bad script and still have a good movie?

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Proves a spy movie can be as dull as a documentary on aluminum foil [Jan. 3rd, 2007|11:47 pm]
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laraemeadows
The Good Shepherd, directed by Robert De Niro, written by Eric Roth, and staring Matt Damon, and Angelina Jolie is one person’s hum-drum story as part of the beginning of organized espionage in the United States. Contrary to cinematic history, “The Good Shepherd” proves a spy movie can be as dull as a documentary on aluminum foil.

While he, Edward Wilson, is in college he falls in love with a deaf woman, played by Tammy Blanchard, who fills his heart. Edward Wilson, Matt Damon’s character, is recruited into the Office of Strategic Services or OCC (international espionage) out of the Skull and Bones Organization while in college.

His decision to join the world of the covert takes a heavy toll on his and his family’s personal life. In a moment of weakness though he sleeps with Clover Russell, Angelina Jolie’s character, and she gets pregnant. Wilson and Russell marry just before he is sent off into the world of the OSS. Wilson and Russell are parted for six years in which time their child is born and begins to grow up. His wife even changes her name and he doesn’t know.

Wilson’s adventures in intrigue begin by picking his assistant, Arch Cummings, played by Billy Crudup. The criteria for the assistant to a European OSS officer is as follows: 1. You must be a smart ass to your potential boss. 2. You must be able to answer the phone. The scene to find his assistant is lengthy and in the end pans out to be completely excessive. In the end his assistant could have been a gorilla painted blue for all it matters to the plot of the film.

Following the Cliché Movie Plot 101, we then meet arch nemesis, Stas Siyanko, nicknamed Ulysses. Siyanko, played by the striking Oleg Stefan, and Wilson have a respectful and surprisingly amorous relationship. Their relationship is the only part of the movie that doesn’t encourage you to study the back of your eyelids.

Wilson finally returns home to live a long and unsatisfied life with his wife and son until his wife leaves him.

The only “plot twist” is twisty as spaghetti. Who is the bad guy? Is he really a bad guy? What will Wilson do? Who cares? Not me.

The wildly passionate “moment of weakness” made me as hot as bowl of rocky road. In the world of movies today it is hard to think of two less beautiful or sexy actors as Jolie and Damon. Even so, their independent sexuality does nothing for their chemistry as a couple. Their one sex scene is awkward and cold. It left me wondering what they would look like if they were having sex with Ben Affleck.

It isn’t surprising that their sex is absent of all heat because Damon plays Wilson like a walking corpse. In the opening scene Damon walks stiffly into the frame. He must have skipped starching his clothes and chose instead to starch himself. I believe that De Niro was trying to make a point about the focused, simple demeanor of the people of the CIA and the OSS. Even so, we could have gone to a movie about how to paint a bird house if we wanted to be bored stiff.

Jolie is a beautiful and as good an actor as ever in this roll. Beauty and good acting can’t save a poorly written character. Jolie’s character is bazaar. Her life is a ping-pong game of emotional irrationalities. I expected Clover/Margaret/Who-ever to get naked, and run through the sprinkler in her front yard before renting a bazooka from the local fisherman and killing her husband with it.

Eric Roth and Robert De Nero should be congratulated for creating a new genre of spy movie, the Blah-spionage. It is a rare group of people who can de-sexify Angela Jolie, can un-hunkify Matt Damon, can bore-ify being a spy and create a tremendously idiotic plot twist. I don’t know if you have to go to school to become this drab or to gain the skills to unwind natural talent but if you don’t, Roth and Di Nero should open one.

If you decide to see “The Good Shepherd” bring someone with you. Every fifteen minutes or so take turns pinching each other or poking each other in the eye so you don’t fall asleep.

~LaRae Meadows
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Eragon, The Perfect C [Dec. 18th, 2006|12:09 am]
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laraemeadows
I waited with baited breath for the climax of this film. I was left to finish myself off because there was no cinematic orgasm. The film at the end of movie didn’t wrap anything up for the audience and leaves the sneaking suspicion that there will be a sequel.

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For Your Consideration [Dec. 1st, 2006|08:06 am]
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laraemeadows
This movie does not blow a goat, it in fact blows several goats. “For Your Consideration” is worth seeing if you are suicidal but unsure you can go through with it and need a little push over the edge or if you have someone to make out with.

“For Your Consideration”, directed and co-written by Christopher Guest and co-written by Eugene Levy is a comedy based in Los Angeles about a bunch of washed up “C List” stars who find out there is internet Oscar buzz about the ridiculous movie “Home for Purim” they are currently filming. The buzz makes the actors and everyone else connected to the film lose their minds.
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Bobby [Dec. 1st, 2006|07:35 am]
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laraemeadows
This movie is insightful, disheartening and the acting stirring.

“Bobby” directed and written by Emilio Estevez is set on the day of the California Presidential Primary Elections in 1968. Set in the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, Emilio Estevez, Demi Moore, Anthony Hopkins, Sharon Stone, William H. Macy, Shia LaBeouf and many others share one location with seemingly loosely related story lines. Actual footage of Bobby Kennedy is spliced into the movie, mostly to give context to the times that the characters are currently living in.
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The First Post & RULEZ [Oct. 7th, 2005|11:12 am]
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the1leftbhind
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Well welcome to Mick's Moo-vie Reviews. Here I shall and if you join you too shall...
>post reviews for movies (in/out of theatre)
>post reviews of shows (new/old)
>ask questions about movies so we can help you
>have general discussions about movies.

Now here are the rulez.
>If you post a review that has already been covered please post it as a comment to the original review
>>>(You can check and see if it's been covered by the newest list that will be at the end of my posts)
>Do not do porno reviews... we all know what happens in them
>Keep crude/bad language to a minimum no matter what you're discussing
>When answering someones question please post your answer as a comment
>POST MANY MANY REVIEWS!!!

That's all really so I hope you enjoy posting reviews and reading others.

Mick E.
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