Dr. Strangelove is a comedy classic. It is a great example of how comedy can be used to make political and social criticisms. The satiric manner of this film is remanessant of modern day South Park (though not nearly as crude.)
It is funny funny, I quote this movie all the time in general situations, and I laugh every time I see it. It is one of the few great satires.
This is a movie about cancer, so when I came to the theatre to watch this film I was expecting a cry fest, but I was pleasantly surprised to find that the movie was both dramatic.
This is fantastic movie, it makes you laugh when it wants to be light hearted, and it makes you sad when it comes to the darker parts.
The movie gives us relatable, loveable characters that we feel for. We want them to succeed, we want them to do well and we don’t want to see them fail.
This movie is very human, you feel like these are real people you see on screen, doing real things that are really happening.
This is a very good movie that everyone should see, it is one of the best movies of 2011, and funny to boot.
I really loved this movie, but this movie was right up my ally. Owen Wilson can be a little annoying sometimes, but gets better as the movie goes on, and the ideas behind it are fun yet thoughtful. I can’t say too much about this movie without giving it away. Just know, while this movie may not be for everyone, I relate to this movie, it’s a movie for me.
The wizard of oz is a classic family flick. Its fun, clean musical entertainment, what’s wrong with that?
Now this movie isn’t perfect, some things can get a little bit annoying and the lion’s song near the end is awful. But overall this is a great family musical that everyone should see.
This is a fun adventure/comedy movie, and everyone should probably watch it for the first time when they’re young. Even though I’m older now, watching this movie still makes me smile. It’s not so much a really really good movie as it is a really really fun movie.
This may not be a great movie, but it is a fun one, you can’t help but love seeing the x-men on the big screen without enjoying it.
This movie is simple, and that’s not a bad thing. It’s played safe so they don’t risk screwing up our beloved heroes and villains.
If you’re a comic book fan then this is worth checking out.
Contagion ends well, but is a little boring. I usually like movies that others often call boring (look at my review of drive (2011,)) but this was ridiculous. It’s hard to care about our characters.
The movie just tries to follow too many different plot lines, and it only needed two of them. Both Jude Law and Marion Cotillard story threads are unnecessary and take up massive amounts of the movie as well as from the characters that matter.
I kind of see what Soderbergh was trying to do here, he was showing all the different sides of an epidemic, but an hour and a half is not enough to cover so much. Even if there was more time in the movie I’m not sure Steven Soderbergh has the skill to take it on.
The movie makes an interesting point on disease, but the characters and plot fall flat. This was a complex story telling idea that needed another hour to work, and another director, probably Paul Thomas Anderson.
Unstoppable is a barrel of fun. It’ll keep on the edge of your seet until you come crashing off of it.
The tension being built up in this movie works very well, as does the relationship between the two leads. You really want them to do well, and you get so much into it that you forget that your watching a fairly predictable movie, and aren’t sure if they are going to make it are not.
Unstoppable isn’t a great film, but it is a great ride, and a good excuse to go to blockbuster tonight.
Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory is a magical movie, like the wizard of oz before it, it brings us into a world of magic. I grew up with the original Roald Dahl book, and I can’t imagine a better adaption.
It might not be high art or anything, but it is of a film genre that is nearly dead, movies that try to show you something magical. Some of the original filmmakers were magicians, they used motion pictures to enchant and amaze audiences, and that is exactly what this movie does.
I truly love this film, and though it isn’t perfect, it makes the world a sweeter place. That alone is enough to give it praise.
The Ides of March is a surprisingly effective political drama about corruption. It portrays a likeable protagonist full of integrity, among other far less admiral politicians. In the end, he has to fall to their level in order to succeed. The movie really draws you in and makes you sad about what has happened to this honorable young man in such a short time.
The film was directed by George Clooney, and it is probably his best yet. It brings you in to the main character and then kills you with the realization that nobody can stay pure for very long in a den of thieves. The Shakespeare reference of a title is accurate; our hero truly is a tragic one.
This movie was not as good as many hoped, but it was still very good.
Bridesmaids is basically a clichéd romantic comedy, but with incredibly crude humor and language thrown in the mix. This admittedly makes the movie a lot funnier, but when it’s not funny, it is horribly annoying.
The movie is not really as crude as the hangover, but it is a hundred times cruder then any other romantic comedy I’ve seen. It throws the crude humor on top of a much more innocent plot line. Very few of the raunchy comedy scenes are essential to the plot other then to say, “Hey this movie is really crude!”
It’s very funny in places, it’s also annoying in places but the third act becomes straight up boring. It almost feels anti climactic.
This is a movie for crude women, and that’s all, maybe if I was a woman and swore like a sailor I would enjoy this movie more, it wasn’t very bad, but it wasn’t very good either.