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Teen Critic: 'Zero Dark Thirty'

Can I expect 10 more reviews from this movie? Please? Maybe one from a grandma or grandpa. Heading back to watching Dredd again.

January 12, 2013 at 10:32 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Django Unchained'

I thought the move was a bit drawn out in the middle. There wasn't anything much to do with anything until candyland. I wish there were more actions scenes too and loved every bit of it when there was. I think the audience might think I'm a lunatic because I was smiling and almost jumping in my seat.

I also think a lot of the characters were undeveloped as well. Kerry's character was limited on screen time and I didn't have any attachment to feel anything during the ending scene. I thought the relationship between Samuel and Leonardo was awesome though.

January 3, 2013 at 7:46 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Rants And Raves: 'The Hobbit'

The Hobbit shouldn't be view in the same epic-ness as LOTR. That said the film was too long, the Dwarves too comical even when compared to Gimli, fights were not as grand and for me at least the other races were shown to be more "human" and thus the "right" of the races to kill them is lost to me.

I went and saw the 3D and was both disappointed and amazed. The quality was nice but the soap opera scene effect totally took away the gritty, fantasy tone. This to me was the biggest fail that Peter could have done. I don't like the effect on TV and I definitely do not like it on the big screen.

January 3, 2013 at 7:42 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Django Unchained'

"Bottom line, I've seen enough films where I CAN put myself out there."

People who make these claims often make me laugh so hard. I don't mean to be rude and yes you can place yourself there and imagine what it's like but don't fool yourself into thinking it is the same as being there or being treated that way. Still, good recommendations and discussions though so thumbs up.

January 3, 2013 at 7:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: The Studio Ghibli Collection

Thank you for the update. I may have to make some time to drive back home and watch them. Have never seen any on the big screen as well and would love to.

January 3, 2013 at 7:31 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Frankenweenie'

Beth, watch in 3D or 2D? I watch to really enjoy this film. Thanks.

October 5, 2012 at 10:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'Beasts of the Southern'

I need to go see this if only that your review has fired me up tremendously!

July 25, 2012 at 12:19 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'The Dark Knight Rises'

9. Crisis is limited to Gotham city although the film felt like it could have expanded more. What I mean is that it purposely cuts off any outside influences so what you're watching remains in Gotham. This is bad for several reasons. First is that the film pans out and makes it feel like it's a huge crisis and it is but then draws you back to the center of the city. Any hope you may have thought of from the outside, whether that's from military, law enforcements or other super hero tie-ins is mooted. The film addresses this by blowing up the bridge and commanding a trigger bomb.

10. The bomb has a blast range of 6miles around. When you see where it went off think to yourself that zone and miles from the blast area will be a dead zone for years to come. Something to think about I guess.

What I liked about the movie,

1. Bane. Absolutely wonderful portrayal and acting. While not entirely accurate Tom does a great job with it to outshine any issues you may have.

2. The mood and realism of the movie. Just like the first, it quickly becomes something that could happen in real life rather than in the comics. It is very well done.

3. Acting. Most of the actors played their role pretty good. The only issue I had was with Catwomen as her character is what Beth already said, for the most part childish and inexperienced.

4. The cycle. This thing is just awesome :)

All in all I would recommend the film because it does a wonderful job of setting the mood and tone. If anything, this will alone glue you to your seat, at least it did for me.

July 25, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Review: 'The Dark Knight Rises'

I agree with most of what you've outline. While I liked Hathaway, I thought casting her in the role of catwomen was being too generous. Catwomen is a very unique character and one that I think was not portrayed properly in this film. I was surprise at the length of the movie itself but it didn't feel long at all while you're watching it. That is because the film moves along very nicely and keeps you glue to your seat expecting the next scene.

This is not to say I like the film. In fact, I thought the film could have done a lot better with a lot more. For starters,

1. Batman's voice is even more horrible in this film to the point of being incomprehensible. I'm not sure why Beth thinks otherwise. It is really made bearable due to the limited lines Batman has in the film.

2. Anne Hathaway as Catwomen doens't work. She doesn't have the body type, attitude and personality of what you expect from catwomen. Michelle Pfeiffer does a better cynical job of the part.

3. Action is almost zero in this film. It's all about the mood and characters. I'm not counting explosion and such but the interaction/fighting between main characters. And when there are action the choreography is so pathetic it makes me want to laugh. Batman is mastered is many martial arts and these sad fighting scenes are just horrible to watch. Most of it is 1-2 punching, that's it.

4. Having batman with all these cool but outlandish toys was good and for some already overboard, but then having them litter the city (not to spoil things too much) was definitely too much. The cycle while very cool defies physics in ways that you just either forget about physics or moan continuously :)

5. Joseph Gorden's character is really lacking and I think the reason behind this is on purpose due to the ending. We do get a good glimpse of how he is as a person but really not enough to go by. Still, his very very subtle growth throughout the film they are done very good. In fact, I doubt most would even notice this at all.

6. The movie doesn't build up to anything, not that I can see. It doesn't build up to Superman, League or the next. I might have missed something but the ending left me hanging dry. It was too weak imo but then if there were character tie-ins, like Superman and such, it would have made the mood less dark, much.

7. The villain was predictable as was the bomb. This made a good portion of the film semi-chore to get through. But as I've said, the story moves along pretty nice and the mood is just astounding and dark.

8. The ending left me wondering about the movie staying true to the comics. I was dishearten at the end. I think there's going to be another reboot because I don't think this arc is ever going to work out to great success. There are too many differences between the two it's hard to like and not like.


July 25, 2012 at 12:15 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Violence In The Media

I don't think the violence in media is the influence but rather an afterthought for the already ill/insane to use to make a statement. The shooting in CO, I believe, is a prime example of this. He had already decided to commit the act before deciding on what to wear and how to do it. The costume and such are indication that he wants to be notice, despite having rigged his home.

Still, while I don't believe violence in media is a huge factor it is a factor nonetheless. I know you and I disagree on this already but I strongly believe parents should limit what kind and type of violence young kids should be subjected to or experience. Everyone can hulk out and when they do they will imitate what they have experience for no other reason than that.

July 25, 2012 at 11:39 a.m. ( | suggest removal )