First off, I have to say that I'm glad that I found this place. Finally, a place to vent!
However, I will not vent about Cloverfield. I began to grow very weary of the hype with little revelation of this movie, but I have to say that J.J. Abrams and crew did not disappoint. It's hard to place this movie in any one genre, but I placed it in the sci-fi genre, accordingly. But it made for a great action/suspense movie as well.
As for the details of this movie, I couldn't care less where the monster came from. I wasn't thrilled about the little guys running around, and the creature itself, I would like to have at least gotten one good look at the thing for more than a few things.
I'm glad Hudd finally got munched, though. No offense to the actor, but his jokes were getting really old, really quick. On the other hand, I was sad that Marlena went *splat*. I liked her.
This wasn't the best movie I ever saw, but for me it was definitely a thrill ride. 4 stars out of 5. Sorry, but I liked this movie.
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I LOVED this movie. I've been waiting to see this since I spent the first 15 minutes of Transformers wondering what that 1-18-08 trailer was all about.
I will say that when I buy this DVD (which will be the day it comes out) I can fast forward through the first 15-20 minutes of the movie. Once you learn who the main characters are, you just want to get to the action. But once the action starts, it continues right through to the end.
The reasons that many people are giving for hating this movie are mostly the reasons that I admire it. I don't care where the creature came from, I like not knowing if they killed it, and I like not having a full explanation for the events documented here. The camera work is not as erratic as I thought it would be. I got more queasy during the asteroid landing scenes in Armageddon than here.
And the creature itself is pretty cool. It's like nothing I've seen before and you can't really accurately describe it to your friends. I expected to not see much of it, but you get many good views from different angles (including a surprising one near the end).
All in all, when the movie was over there was dead silence in the theater. Honestly, I'm sure some of that was disappointment or people just not understanding what happened. For me, I didn't want to move just in case the theater staff would let me stay for the next showing. I would call it a great popcorn movie but when it ended, I looked over and realized I still had 3/4 of a bag left because I never wanted to take my eyes off of the screen even for a second.
I will be seeing this again this week in the theater and would absolutely rate it as one of the best movies I have seen in a while. It's by no means perfection, but a damn fun movie to go see.
This was by far the worst movie i have ever seen... there was absolutly no plot and had no ending. my boyfriend said that he would rather watch the notebook which is a lot considering he hated that movie. i would say that it would not be a good idea to waist 10 dollars on this movie..
Okay, I liked/couldn't stand this movie. There was so much hype over it... no explanation of what the monster (if that's even what you would call it) was... where it came from.. how it got to NYC. The trailers practically begged you.. "Just TRY not seeing this movie and see what kind of water cooler talk you miss out on Monday morning." So I saw it. I (like the other reviewer) was disappointed, but I can say that for what it was trying to be... it did it well. It's hard to say more than that without giving anything away. I do recommend seeing it, just so you can have an opinion of your own about it because EVERYONE is going to have an opinion. I also agree with the comparison to "The Blair Witch Project". Very shaky shots... made it feel more "REAL". I honestly think that this film won't reach it's true potential unless and until it has a sequel. ANYWAY. See it. It's worth the $8.50 to be "in" on the conversation.
Just finished watching this movie right now. I honestly thought it was going to be better. I really don't understand exactly what this movie was about. The " main point"...... is what I'm trying to get at..... The only good thing about the movie is that you feel like your there....The whole movie feels like a live documentary....You can say like the Blair Witch Project...."""footage""" The monster I think was a joke.....Well if your into Sci-Fi/Action movies this is your movie, because there is a lot of that....I don't think I would by the DVD when it comes out....but hey it's only my opinion...I wouldn't recommend it to my friends....That's all I have to say... If you go watch the movie....I guess enjoy it....Don't expect to get scared....
For years I have suspected that Angelina Jolie is more than just beautiful, intriguing, globe trotting, blood wearing fodder for hungry paparazzi. In my heart of hearts I have always believed her to be a good actress; however I could never call forth a movie to prove it. Tomb Raider, Beyond Borders, Hackers, the terrible one with the almost Tammy Faye worthy blond wig, or how about that gem thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s title is so well fitted, Original Sin. You may be saying, Ã¢â‚¬Å“What about Gia and Girl Interrupted?Ã¢â‚¬Â, but truth be told when someone appears to be living like a crazy recluse, it's just not that much of a stretch to see them do it on screen. Don't get me wrong, they were good performances, just not great.
A Mighty Heart is truly great. Jolie is so utterly convincing as journalist Marianne Pearl, the widow of Wall Street journalist Daniel Pearl, that much of the movie either left me in tears or with knots twisting in my gut. The story takes place when Marianne and Daniel Pearl are living and working in Karachi Pakistan. One fateful day Daniel leaves to go on an interview with Sheikh Mubarak Ali Gilani, but ends up instead kidnapped by the militant group, The National Movement for the Restoration of Pakistani Sovereignty. The movie has a bleak and dark undertone that from the beginning enables even those unfamiliar with the true life story of Daniel Pearl, to know the ill fate that awaits him. While Marianne is forced to rely on corrupt politicians and unwilling informants to try and find her husband, she also has an intense support system of friends, fellow journalists, and the local police. Ifran Khan (The Namesake) gives an amazing performance as the police captain who has a quiet yet powerful sympathy for Pearls plight.
The constant of this movie which keeps it watchable and even enjoyable is the JolieÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s portrayal of the fierce Marianne. Jolie delivers a woman of strength, determination, with a love for her husband that is nothing short of moving. Michael WinterbottomÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s (Welcome to Sarajevo) direction brings the film a documentary style that at times can draw one into the painfully miserable yet also gives some very reflective calm moments that shed light on this sad gorgeous love story. It is however Angelina Jolie who truly owns this incredibly beautiful and respectful portrayal of Marianne Pearl that is a must see.
I am 14 years old. I saw this movie over the summer with a buddy of mine. We rode our bikes 2 miles to the nearest movie theater. It was completely worth it. This is single handedly one of the best movies i have ever seen. I bought it when it cmae out on dvd. I showed it to my father and he liked it. this movie has everything. comedy, action, romance, suspense, sci-fi, animation. it is a great movie that i would advise anybody to see. yes, its really long. but it is completly worth it.
This movie was a crowd pleaser. I have never seen so many people jump out of their seats. This movie had a very good story to it. The only thing that makes the movie seem out of place is some of the music themes throughout it. I had my seat kicked like about 3-4 times throughout the movie, only because of the unexpected scenes. You should go watch the movie today. We had tickets to go see In The Name of the King, but I'm glad we traded them right at the last minute. Very good movie till' the end.. If your g/f gets scared very easy, then get ready to come out all bruised up. If it's your first date and want a reason to get close together, then this is the movie you want to go see... Enjoy the movie.. Yes the movie is in subtitles...
Ã¢â‚¬Å“My problem is that it's 2 A.M. My problem is I'm asleep. I'm on a tour bus with eight stinkin' men. Rule number one: Don't propose to a girl on a bus, you got that? Rule number two: Don't tell her it's because you had a bad dream.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- June Carter (Reese Witherspoon) to Johnny Cash (Joaquin Phoenix)
IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m not a fan of fictionalized film biographies. IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m of the belief that a biography is better served by a well-crafted documentary. But Walk the Line is no ordinary biography. Country singer Johnny Cash chose Joaquin Phoenix for this role, and Cash was right: itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s difficult to imagine anyone doing a better job at portraying him. Phoenix is excellent, easily handling CashÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s quiet turmoil and confusion, but also able to notch it up into pill-popping angry star mode where required. He even pulls a sink out of the wall in one scene, adding his own unscripted touch. As good as Phoenix is, Reese Witherspoon (as June Carter) is even better. Witherspoon plays an extremely complex character and brings every bit of the emotion to the role (deservedly, she won the 2006 Oscar for Best Actress). And of course they both do their own amazing singing (after six months of vocal lessons). The supporting cast is also good, with a special mention to Robert Patrick as CashÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s cold father. YouÃ¢â‚¬â„¢d be hard-pressed to find a better example of a biographical film.
*Other reviewers said:
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Johnny Cash sang like he meant business...Walk the Line, with its dead-on performances by Joaquin Phoenix and Reese Witherspoon, helps you understand that quality.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Roger Ebert (Chicago Sun-Times)
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Although the straightforward story feels virtually the same as every other musician of the period, it comes to life in two awards-worthy performances.Ã¢â‚¬Â
- Rich Cline (Shadows on the Wall)