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5 votes
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Reviewed by Prelude
This movie was great!.... when I saw it 4 years ago, as a Canadian-made film called 'The Last Casino'. That's Hollywood for ya - no more original ideas left. They had to steal all Canadian actors, now they're stealing our movies too.... More
Promoted 10 years, 9 months ago
8 votes
The Fighter
Reviewed by lotr23
If there's something I've said in several other reviews of movies that are inherently cliche-based that deserves to be repeated here, it's this: if you can do something interesting with the conventional material you're working with, or if y... More
Promoted 10 years, 9 months ago
8 votes
Let Me In
Reviewed by lotr23
Those who read the synopsis for LET ME IN and aren't familiar with the Swedish film on which it is based, will be forgiven to think "Well, isn't it just TWILIGHT in reverse, with the girl as the vampire instead?" That's what goes to show yo... More
Promoted 10 years, 10 months ago
5 votes
Jingle All the Way
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"This can't happen. It's just a doll. It's just a stupid little plastic doll." After the tremendously successful Home Alone - which was produced on a $15 million budget and grossed almost half a billion worldwide - a sleuth of similar ho... More
Promoted 10 years, 10 months ago
10 votes
Orphan
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"I have a special surprise for you, Mommy!" In motion pictures, it's a widespread belief that children are the embodiment of pure evil. Perhaps not all kids are the spawn of Satan, but horror filmmakers realise that evil disguised behind th... More
Promoted 10 years, 10 months ago
6 votes
Fast Food Nation
Reviewed by Vix
Fast Food Nation takes a look at how the fast food industry affects people's lives and by doing so examines fast food culture, corporate america and illegal immigration. It is based on Eric Schlosser's non-fiction book of the same title. ... More
Promoted 10 years, 10 months ago
8 votes
The Town
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"This is the not-fucking-around crew, so get me something that looks like a print because this not fucking around thing is about to go both ways." When Gone Baby Gone entered multiplexes in 2007, Ben Affleck soared from a tolerable star ... More
Promoted 10 years, 10 months ago
10 votes
Pushing Daisies
Reviewed by Uber
Pushing Daisies' first season was cut short due to the Writers Guild strike and was canceled before the second season was finished due to low ratings. Baring all there troubles, Pushing Daisies was one of the best shows to air in the last ... More
Promoted 10 years, 10 months ago
14 votes
Downfall
Reviewed by Lexi
''Many mistakes have been made. Be ruthless. Life doesn't forgive weakness. This so-called humanity is religious drivel. Compassion is an eternal sin. To feel compassion for the weak is a betrayal of nature. The strong can only triumph if t... More
Promoted 10 years, 10 months ago
6 votes
The Men Who Stare at Goats
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"Now more than ever, we need the Jedi." At the commencement of The Men Who Stare at Goats, a disclaimer reveals "More of this is true than you would believe". And this is very credible, because this tale of the U.S. Army's attempts to ha... More
Promoted 10 years, 10 months ago
7 votes
1984
Reviewed by Lexi
''In the end the Party would announce that two and two made five, and you would have to believe it. It was inevitable that they should make the claim sooner or later: the logic of their position demanded it. Not merely the validity of exper... More
Promoted 10 years, 10 months ago
4 votes
Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"You stole the lightning bolt!" Consisting of five main volumes and three supplemental books, Rick Riordan's popular Percy Jackson series must have been an easy sell for any studio. It contains heroes, villains, monsters, wish fulfilment... More
Promoted 10 years, 10 months ago
3 votes
Bayonetta
Reviewed by Derron
First things first: this game is TOUGH. Not "I can't beat this level my thumbs are bleeding" tough, but "I may never fully master the insane amount of weapon/challenges/unique combos in the game, but am gonna stay up way past my bedtime try... More
Promoted 10 years, 11 months ago
3 votes
Don't Look Now (1973)
Reviewed by Rollo Tomasi
This a film that requires, but rewards, close watching. A film really about coincidence and fate, about the significance of little things in the greater course of lives, and whether, with hindsight, events are predestined or, well, just acc... More
Promoted 10 years, 11 months ago
3 votes
Quills
Reviewed by Munky
Geoffrey Rush is the Marquis de Sade - writer of many pornographic tales and stuck in a mental institution. Kate Winslet is the laundry maid who is fascinated by him and Joaquin Phoenix is the Abbe who is infatuated by her. Geoffrey Rus... More
Promoted 10 years, 11 months ago
4 votes
Machete
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"You just fucked with the wrong Mexican!" For those who witnessed the faux Machete trailer at the beginning of the Quentin Tarantino/Robert Rodriguez double bill Grindhouse and wished it were a real movie, your prayers have at long last ... More
Promoted 10 years, 11 months ago
4 votes
The Social Network
Reviewed by SJMJ91
I think everyone's reaction to a film about Facebook was at first 'What the f***?!' (including mine) but when I found out that David Fincher was directing it, I was even more curious about it and went to see it at the cinema. When I first s... More
Promoted 10 years, 11 months ago
4 votes
Horton Hears a Who!
Reviewed by PvtCaboose91
"There's a tiny person on that speck that needs my help!" It's delightful to believe that one of Dr. Seuss' novels has finally been successfully made into a movie. After the atrocious Cat in the Hat I was unenthusiastic to approach anoth... More
Promoted 10 years, 11 months ago