Update feed http://www.listal.com/feed/movies/type:postreview en-us Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:09:12 GMT Tue, 01 Dec 2015 02:09:12 GMT Listal.com JxSxPx posted a review of Hercules <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10705788'>Hercules</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/hercules-2050'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/203509/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;Doing to Greek mythology what the studio has long done to Grimm’s fairy tales, Hercules takes a few names and recasts them into an original story. Strange that instead of leaning into the mythic, operatic workings of the original story, Disney is happier to play it all as laughs. Doesn’t mean it&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10705788'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:39:44 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10705788 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10705788 JxSxPx posted a review of The Hunchback of Notre Dame <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10705787'>The Hunchback of Notre Dame</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/the-hunchback-of-notre-dame'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/5107/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;One of the strangest turns in the Renaissance found Disney crafting more substantive and emotionally mature works. You can see and feel the tension between the artists trying to expand what a Disney film could be, and the higher-ups demanding measures be taken to ensure a healthy chunk of merchandis&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10705787'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 22:39:42 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10705787 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10705787 johanlefourbe posted a review of Keeping the Faith <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10704842'>An average movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/keeping-the-faith-2000'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/6622/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;At the end of the 90’s, just at the beginning of his career, Edward Norton showed up back to back in ‘American History X’ and ‘Fight Club’ , two massive classics, and the guy was overnight already hailed as the best actor of his generation. Almost 20 years later, I have seen actually all h&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10704842'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 16:50:54 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10704842 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10704842 johanlefourbe posted a review of Kickboxer <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10704496'>An average movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/kickboxer-1989'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/872192/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme and I saw all the movies he made at the beginning of his career. Eventually, at around 14 years old, I started to get interested in other kind of movies and I discovered that his movies were not so great after all. Among his 'classics', thi&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10704496'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 15:05:33 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10704496 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10704496 shootthescreen posted a review of The Goonies <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702537'></a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/the-goonies'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/1516133/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;It baffles me why people view The Goonies with affection. It's an insufferable film. Utterly charmless.&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702537'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 07:50:26 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702537 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702537 PvtCaboose91 posted a review of Big Game <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702181'>An entertaining Finnish oddity</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/big-game-2014'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/7930544/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;"Not political, not religious. He is just a certified grade-A psychopath."<br/><br />By all accounts, Big Game is a relatively inexpensive, direct-to-video action flick, yet it's more skilful than such a description implies, delivered with unique zeal and flavour. Overseen by the same director respo&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702181'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 04:15:53 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702181 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702181 fernando posted a review of Cesar & Rosalie <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702093'></a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/csar-and-rosalie'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/938289/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;Elegant, fine, well acted by stars Sautet naturalism. Romy is great and deserves without asking too much the colision and friendship of two men and two differetn approaches to love her: Montand's and Frey's.&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702093'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:43:16 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702093 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702093 fernando posted a review of 3 Days of the Condor <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702091'></a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/three-days-condor'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/7850/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;The CIA inside CIA plot is forgettable, but there are rare romantic and friemdly rapports between Redford and Dunaway and betwenn Redford and Von Sydow.&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702091'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:39:58 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702091 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702091 fernando posted a review of 36 Hours <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702087'></a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/36-hours-1965'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/317369/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;Tired of plots around the secrets of D Day. If Seaton and Roal Dahl would've treated with more finesse and complexity the psyco induced levels, instead of forcing the romance with great Eve...&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702087'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Mon, 30 Nov 2015 02:37:39 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702087 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10702087 johanlefourbe posted a review of Prisoners <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10701526'>A very good movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/prisoners'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/5642206/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;Since this movie had built up quite a reputation,  I was quite eager to check it out. First of all, I have to say that I'm usually not a huge fan of such thrillers because they rely way too much on the usual tricks and gimmicks. Well, this one was really a different kind of ball game and it was eas&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10701526'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 23:11:07 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10701526 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10701526 johanlefourbe posted a review of The Good Dinosaur <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10699396'>A good movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/untitled-pixardinosaurs-project'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/9247726/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;Making up for last year, when Pixar didn’t release any movie, in 2015, we had the pleasure to see 2 of their productions. Eventually,  'Inside Out' turned out to be pretty amazing but, to be honest, I had my doubts that this 2nd feature would manage to impress me as well and, indeed,  it turned &#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10699396'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 15:57:57 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10699396 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10699396 mazardeus posted a review of It Follows <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10697033'></a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/it-follows'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/8305940/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;This is one of the most unique and refreshing thrillers I have ever seen. David Robert Mitchell is now one of my favorite filmmakers. I will be watching his work very closely from now on. The soundtrack is phenomenal as well!&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10697033'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 03:51:27 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10697033 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10697033 PvtCaboose91 posted a review of Insidious: Chapter 3 <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10696970'>Has issues, but still worthwhile</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/insidious-chapter-3'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/8401361/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;"No matter what happens. No matter what you see. Stay strong."<br/><br />Let's get the obvious out of the way first: Insidious: Chapter 3 is not as good as the first two Insidious movies, which is disappointing to a certain extent. However, it still confidently rises above the usual low standard for&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10696970'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 02:39:22 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10696970 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10696970 ivanhoe posted a review of Returner <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10696412'>Returner, a 2002 sci-fi action film from Japan</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/returner-2002'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/6824/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;<br/><br />Returner, a sci-fi action thriller movie that borrow movie elements that was popular in sci-fi movies in the 80s. A full mix of Terminator and matrix and Independence Day movies.<br/><br />As a child, Myamoto witnesses his good friend be abducted by the ruthless child smuggler Mizoguchi. &#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10696412'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 23:54:34 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10696412 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10696412 johanlefourbe posted a review of The Giver <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10695970'>An average movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/the-giver-2009'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/7094466/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;God, how many more Young Adult novels can you find to adapt on the screen? They keep making those movies when, in fact, out of 5 adaptations, maybe one will be actually fairly successful while the rest will pretty much crash and burn at the box-office and it was definitely the case for this movie. B&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10695970'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:30:14 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10695970 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10695970 johanlefourbe posted a review of The Hunchback of Notre Dame <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10695074'>A good movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/the-hunchback-of-notre-dame'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/5107/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;Even though it is probably not considered as one of the best animated features delivered by Disney ,  in fact, it is one of my favorites. Indeed, I always had a weak spot for their movies which actually tried to deviate from their usual formula and this one was really something else,  that’s for&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10695074'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 18:38:54 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10695074 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10695074 johanlefourbe posted a review of Mon idole <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691574'>An average movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/whatever-you-say'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/29560/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;To be honest, I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since I had this DVD for ages (more than 4 years in fact...), I thought it was really damned time to watch it. While watching the damned thing, I discovered that I actually didn't know at all what it was about and I think it took &#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691574'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 08:36:04 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691574 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691574 JxSxPx posted a review of Aladdin <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691411'>Aladdin</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/aladdin'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/666236/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;Aladdin is the first film in the Renaissance that I just don’t believe deserves its status within the studio’s output. If you focus solely on how enjoyable the Genie is, how nefarious Jafar is, or how adorable Abu and the magic carpet are, you’re on steady ground. Once you start expanding beyo&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691411'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:43:55 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691411 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691411 JxSxPx posted a review of Beauty and the Beast <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691410'>Beauty and the Beast</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/beauty-and-the-beast'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/5584842/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;Is this the undisputed masterpiece of the Disney Renaissance? If it’s not the top choice for that honor, it’s damn close. It plays less like a traditionally animated Disney feature, and more like a long-lost MGM musical. The animation is lush, the characters are memorable, the songs are lively, &#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691410'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Sat, 28 Nov 2015 07:43:51 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691410 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10691410 Stehako posted a review of American Reunion <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10688438'>A Missed Nostalgic Reunion</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/american-reunion'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/2996489/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;<br/><br />Not much of a plot here, essentially a series of scenes attempting to make us laugh. It's like "Grown Ups" but actually funny at times. <br/><br />I still found this fourth entry interesting as I have grown up along with the characters, with me being only a year younger than them I can &#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10688438'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 18:35:25 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10688438 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10688438 johanlefourbe posted a review of The Kid <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686721'>A classic</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/the-kid-1921'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/7596679/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;Even though Charles Chaplin had been directed many movies as far back as 1914, I actually consider this movie his official directing debut since it was his first full length feature. Anyway, back then, when it was released it was obviously a tremendous critical and commercial success. Back in those &#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686721'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 09:33:48 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686721 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686721 JxSxPx posted a review of The Rescuers Down Under <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686586'>The Rescuers Down Under</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/rescuers-down-under'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/5130/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;The first official sequel produced by the Disney studio, The Rescuers Down Under sacrifices the bruised heart of the original in favor of razzmatazz and loud action sequences. There’s also a strange subplot involving John Candy’s albatross getting questionable medical care, played purely for sla&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686586'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:28:52 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686586 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686586 JxSxPx posted a review of The Little Mermaid <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686585'>The Little Mermaid</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/the-little-mermaid-1989'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/25019/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;The nostalgia is heavy with this one for me. Coming out in winter 1989, I was two-years-old and this was the first movie I saw in theaters. Apparently, the opening shark attack frightened me so that I refused to leave my mother’s lap until the appearance of Scuttle, at which point I had calmed dow&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686585'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:28:48 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686585 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10686585 johanlefourbe posted a review of Snow White <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10684483'>A good movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/blancanieves'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/4194688/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;The main reason I wanted to watch this movie was because it was included to the 2014 version of the book '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die'. To be honest, it was probably the most surprising and obscure addition for that particular year but since it was on TV, I was quite eager to record it a&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10684483'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 21:35:44 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10684483 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10684483 Stehako posted a review of Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682739'>Life on Four Strings</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/jake-shimabukuro-life-four-strings'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/6157618/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;A documentary on the master of the ukelele himself. This doc takes a beautiful look into an interesting man and the effect he has on the music world. As a production it ends up being mediocre and relies completely on its subject.&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682739'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 14:23:35 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682739 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682739 Stehako posted a review of The Sapphires <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682347'>A Sapphirical Movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/the-sapphires'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/4054882/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;A fun, true story from Australia with great singing moments and likable characters who keep you smiling throughout. I was not impressed with the direction and the unnecessary parts that weren't based on the real story. Mainly, how does a soldier get the chance to just follow his love interest aroun&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682347'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 13:01:57 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682347 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682347 johanlefourbe posted a review of Kika <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682075'>An average movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/kika-1993'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/1678098/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;Nowadays Pedro Almodovar is still considered as the most important Spanish director but, back in the 90’s, his specialty was some rather extravagant dramedies involving some rather colorful characters. This movie was basically one of them and, even though it was not bad at all, it wasn’t really &#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682075'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 11:07:06 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682075 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10682075 Stehako posted a review of Enough Said <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10679352'>Not Enough Said</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/enough-said'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/5972746/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;<br/><br />Fun, charming script but nothing real original about the story and it's quite predictable. What makes it watchable are the well-cast leads and nicely developed supporting characters.&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10679352'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 23:39:26 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10679352 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10679352 johanlefourbe posted a review of Warm Bodies <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10678732'>A good movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/warm-bodies'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/4482370/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;The zombie genre is still really popular nowadays and it seems that the film makers have now decided to combine it with some other genres to keep the audience interested. Here, they mixed it up with a romantic comedy (in fact, it took me a while to actually find out that it was also some kind of rem&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10678732'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:56:57 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10678732 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10678732 johanlefourbe posted a review of Juliet of the Spirits <p><b><a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10676221'>An average movie</a></b></p><p style='color:black;'><a href='http://www.listal.com/movie/juliet-spirits'><img src='http://pthumb.lisimg.com/image/216360/50full.jpg' style='float: left;margin-right:6px;' /></a>&#8220;To be honest, it has been a while since I have watched this flick and maybe I should re-watch it again, at some point. Basically, when I was studying in college, I went studying for a year in Cambridge (I know, how fancy…) and I took part in this film class which was really awesome. The idea was t&#8221; <a href='http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10676221'>read more</a><br class='clearboth' /></p> Wed, 25 Nov 2015 13:04:27 GMT movies http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10676221 http://www.listal.com/viewentry/10676221