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8 votes
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Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"What do you know about it? Who are you anyway? Who are you? Criminals? Are you proud of yourselves? Proud of breaking safes or cheating at cards? Things you could just as well keep your fingers off. You wouldn't need to do all that if you'... More
Promoted 3 years, 4 months ago
5 votes
Brothers
Reviewed by kgbelliveau
Sam Cahill (Maguire) must go to war just as his younger brother Tommy (Gyllenhaal) is released from prison. Their father (Shepard) holds Sam in the highest of regards while at the same time he looks at Tommy as a disgrace to the family. Aft... More
Promoted 3 years, 4 months ago
7 votes
Taxi Driver
Reviewed by propelas
The 'Taxi Driver' is one of the movies that are unforgettable and this is due to unique interpretations of the actors (especially Robert De Niro and Jodie Foster, who won her first Oscar nomination for 'B ACTRESS once in the 13's) but also ... More
Promoted 3 years, 4 months ago
6 votes
Hancock
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"People should love you. They really should, okay? And I want to deliver that for you. It's the least that I can do. You're a superhero. Kids should be running up to you, asking for your autograph, people should be cheering you on the stree... More
Promoted 3 years, 4 months ago
11 votes
Paul
Reviewed by lotr23
The ad campaign for PAUL has wittily informed us that this film was directed by "the earthling who brought you SUPERBAD," Greg Mottola. Of course, since PAUL is largely a comedy, there won't be a single ad that'll allude to the director's m... More
Promoted 3 years, 5 months ago
7 votes
Caché
Reviewed by propelas
Having received the directing prize at Cannes Film Festival, the «Cache»-like other movies by director, addresses the issue of violence in everyday heroes. The Haneke, this time avoiding the 'excesses' of «Funny Games», again takes the ... More
Promoted 3 years, 5 months ago
15 votes
Twilight
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"I'd rather die than to stay away from you." Adapted from Stephenie Meyer's best-selling novel (the first of four books), Twilight is a sloppy, anaemic tale of forbidden teenage love. Perhaps the biggest fault with Twilight is that the f... More
Promoted 3 years, 5 months ago
9 votes
The English Patient
Reviewed by AgentLexi
''New lovers are nervous and tender, but smash everything. For the heart is an organ of fire.'' At the close of WWII, a young nurse tends to a badly-burned plane crash victim. His past is shown in flashbacks, revealing an involvement in ... More
Promoted 3 years, 5 months ago
11 votes
The Fighter
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"I'm just grateful to be here and have the shot for the title." From Rocky to Raging Bull to Million Dollar Baby, boxing films have existed as Oscar staples for decades. Suffice it to say, it's challenging - if not impossible - to find a... More
Promoted 3 years, 5 months ago
5 votes
What Happens in Vegas
Reviewed by Claudia
What Happens In Vegas... was a mediocre comedy that was by no means an essential viewing. At times it can be enjoyable and entertaining to watch, but there wasn't a time in What Happens In Vegas... that I really thought were better than the... More
Promoted 3 years, 5 months ago
6 votes
The Adjustment Bureau
Reviewed by lotr23
Water is such a powerful thing (when you think about it, it can save your life but it's also powerful enough to kill you) that it doesn't surprise me that it's often used as a contrivance in movies, or as a way for movie heroes to overcome ... More
Promoted 3 years, 5 months ago
10 votes
Restrepo
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"Deadliest place on Earth: The Korengal Valley" Shot and produced by photographer Tim Hetherington and journalist Sebastian Junger, Restrepo is one of the most powerful filmic examinations of modern warfare. While embedded in Afghanistan... More
Promoted 3 years, 5 months ago
7 votes
The Town
Reviewed by propelas
Ben Affleck in this new film, which unfolds again in Boston, based on the book by Chuck Hogan, 'Prince Of Thieves'. It is a compact heist movie that rightfully brings memories of a film as a modern virtuoso type, Michael Mann, allocating ap... More
Promoted 3 years, 6 months ago
7 votes
Paranormal Activity 2
Reviewed by lotr23
There's an important warning to be issued for anyone interested in watching PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 2: if you did not see the first film, or if you saw it but don't remember the plot details very well, you may be a little bit confused about thi... More
Promoted 3 years, 6 months ago
44 votes
Kick-Ass
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"With no power comes no responsibility..." Adapted from the comic book of the same name written by Mark Millar, and under the direction of British filmmaker Matthew Vaughn, Kick-Ass quite simply kicks ass. While this particular analogy m... More
Promoted 3 years, 6 months ago
8 votes
Paul
Reviewed by Rossjm
Good, cinematic entertainment? You can count on it. A good, fresh comedy? Far from it. Paul is full of forced jokes, based on unnecessary vulgar language and ridiculous, hasty set ups. On top of this, the visual gags are pointed out by the ... More
Promoted 3 years, 6 months ago
8 votes
V for Vendetta
Reviewed by propelas
The brothers Wachowsky, after «Matrix», the (re) puts the power less distinctive this time. Both the script and from the insight of James McTeigue burst the 'V' (Hugo Weaving), an angry Don Quixote who hates authority and the average pers... More
Promoted 3 years, 6 months ago
7 votes
Sicko
Reviewed by AgentLexi
''So there was actually one place on American soil with free, universal healthcare.'' [cut to ariel picture of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba] ''That's all I needed to know.'' A documentary comparing the highly profitable American health car... More
Promoted 3 years, 6 months ago