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::: Mer ::: added this to a list 2 years, 11 months ago
Movies I've seen (833 movies items)
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2012 Watched Movies and Personal Records (79 movies items)

"05/02/12 Cinema"


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Drako's Movies of 2011 (94 movies items)
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Exclusive's 2012 Movie Diary (312 movies items)

"06.02.2012 "Ever been inside my bedroom?" "Once." "You could have had the decency to lie about that one." "Alright, twice." "


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Watched in 2012 (150 movies items)
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Watched in 2012 (216 movies items)

"04-02-12"


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I went to the cinema... (129 movies items)
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The Movies of 2011 (504 movies items)
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Movie Diary 2012 (16 movies items)
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A voluntary film critic at local cinema. (25 movies items)

" As you will very easily recognise from the theatrical trailer as well when watching the feature film itself, The Descendants really is your typical Hollywood bait as it consists of heart-breaking and thought-provoking emotion, personal connections between characters, some light-hearted humour and the wide variety of shots featuring beautiful landscapes. Plus, the fact that it stars a Hollywood gem - George Clooney, and both directed and co-written by Alexander Payne, who has made his first majo"


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Watched in... 2012 (23 movies items)

"29.01.2012"


AFIoscar added this to a list 3 years ago
WATCHED IN 2012 (367 movies items)

"1-30"


talia_sparkle posted a review 3 years ago

“Somewhat bland family drama that really doesn't warrant the huge fuss being made about it.

Clooney's performance is solid yet not spectacular, all moist eyed, furrowed brow and waggly eyebrows, as the father (Matt King) left to deal with his two irritating daughters as his wife lies in a coma.

Coupled with finding out his wife was having an affair with a slimy real estate agent (a surprisingly good Matthew Lillard), we see him descend into a mini meltdown.

There are things to appreciate in this movie, including a fab turn from Robert Forster as a cranky grandfather, and Judy Greer as the unsuspecting wife of the real estate agent, but overall the film just feels really flat. Even the cinematography seems lacklustre resulting in a vision of Hawaii that is grey” read more

talia_sparkle added this to a list 3 years ago
Seen in 2012 (299 movies items)

"Read my full review here: http://www.listal.com/viewentry/1965379"


Artemis Panthar added this to a list 3 years ago
2012 Movie Log (114 movies items)

"1/30/12 - Theater"


propelas added this to a list 3 years ago
Movie Diary 2012 (108 movies items)

"The new film of Alexander Payne shows us the way to face difficult situations with humor and love.An amazing George Clooney gives the best performance of his career "


offwinter added this to a list 3 years ago
Movies Seen 2012 (178 movies items)
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Academy Award for Best Picture Nomination 2011 (9 movies items)
vasova added this to a list 3 years ago
Movies watched in 2012 (92 movies items)
Nique added this to a list 3 years ago
Watched in 2012 (208 movies items)

"28-01-12"


keiju posted a review 3 years ago

Good but...

“Is nice to watch Clooney working under a different register and it is a really good movie but...

Yeah: but. There´s a bunch of little sad "buts" if you look closely.

Some "buts": It talks about so many things and gets so few of them nailed that it´s a shame. Family relations are underworked and character development (a crucial aspect in this story) is hinted but in the end missing as you are supposed to believe that the characters and their relations change but you dont really see that change. The issues that the movie brings to you are important although they feel too distant to connect with you.

Some good things: The characters are rounded and believable enough (only enough) and it has good acting and a great subtle sense of rhythm as there´s always so” read more

sunset96 added this to a list 3 years ago
Films I saw in 2012 (33 movies items)

" I fail to understand why this film is receiving such praise from critics. The Descendants is an uneven and conventional drama which isn't as insightful as it appears to be. Saw on January 26th."


Aira added this to a list 3 years ago
IMP 2011 vol.1: Posters Awards (45 movies items)

" "For a film dealing with a man trying to reconnect with his somewhat estranged daughters, this poster does a great job of putting us in the mind of Clooney's character as he looks at his girls, seemingly so far away from him, with what's likely a sense of regret and hope. A simple but lovely design." "


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My Top 20 Favorite Movies of 2011 (20 movies items)
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Movies Watched in 2012 (29 movies items)
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Watched in 2012 (20 movies items)
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Order I think the chances of a film winning Best P (9 movies items)

"The Descendants won the Golden Globe for Best Drama. It's the only R rated movie in the bunch, so maybe the streak that started with Crash will continue. It has a decent chance of winning, but it's got the fact that both The Artist and Hugo are very cinema friendly films and it's going up against them. Maybe the charm of George Clooney will win some of votes. Chance of winning. 15%"


SJMJ91 added this to a list 3 years ago
Ranking of Best Picture nominees. (133 movies items)
propelas added this to a list 3 years ago
Oscar nominations 2012 (44 movies items)

"Nominated for 5 Oscars Best Picture Best Actor in a Leading Role-George Clooney Best Directing-Alexander Payne Best Adapted Screenplay Film Editing "


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2012 Oscars Checklist (60 movies items)

"Winner: Best Writing, Screenplay Based on Material Previously Produced or Published | WGA Winner Nominee: Best Motion Picture | Golden Globe Winner for Drama Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role | Golden Globe Winner for Drama Best Achievement in Directing Best Achievement in Editing"


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MOVIE I WATCHED IN 2012 (150 movies items)
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Watched in 2012 (612 movies items)

" Plot: A land baron tries to re-connect with his two daughters after his wife suffers a boating accident. Genre: Comedy | Drama Director: Alexander Payne Stars: George Clooney, Shailene Woodley -----} Trailer Story: 7 | Story Idea: 6 | Acting: 7 | Score: 7 | Visuals: 8 Overall: "


EmmaBell added this to a list 3 years ago
The 69th Annual Golden Globe Winners (22 movies items)

"Best Motion Picture - Drama Director: Alexander Payne Best Actor In A Motion Picture - Drama Winner: George Clooney "


moviefan added this to a list 3 years ago
2012 golden globe-winning movies (11 movies items)

"best picture (drama) best actor (drama)-george clooney"


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Tarantino's choices: best&worst of 2011 (45 movies items)
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Films released in 2011 (213 movies items)
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Out in 2012 (72 movies items)

"The next movie that should think about dry-cleaning its tux is Alexander Payne's The Descendants on January 27. Payne's wry, compassionate take on Kaui Hart Hemmings' novel sees George Clooney's troubled Hawaiian property heir struggling to look after his kids as his wife lies in a coma. The twist? Unknown to him, she's been having an affair with another islander. With Payne's track-record of eliciting Oscar-nominated turns from the likes of Jack Nicholson, Kathy Bates and Virginia Madsen, and w"


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Best Films of 2011 (20 movies items)

"Alexander Payne loves to find complexity within humor and yet again he manages to tell a very emotionally complex story with 'The Descendants'. It's really showcasing an A-team at work. Clooney nails the range of a hurt and confused businessman dealing with a dying wife, two daughters he never quite bonded well with, a huge land dealing AND the icing on the cake the fact that his wife was cheating on him. "


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My 2011 Favorites - by Xanadon't (44 movies items)
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Golden Globe 2012 nominations (65 movies items)

" Best Motion Picture, Drama Best Director: Alexander Payne Best Supporting Actress: Shailene Woodley Best Actor, Drama:George Clooney Best Screenplay "