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Old 09-23-2005, 10:28 AM   #1
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OT: Movie Reviews
After KellyK, mentioned she wanted a review of Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy in my blog, I thought about it and decided I'd start this as a new thread that we can all use.

For movies I review, I'll use the following format:

Movie:
Movie Rating:
Producer:
Genre:

Review Ratings: (scale: 1 to 4. 1 is worst, 4 is Best.)
~ Overall:
~ Plot:
~ Characters:
~ Special Effects:

Review Comments:
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:39 AM   #2
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okay i love movies AND love to give my opinion (people who really know me would have choked laughing reading that!) but do i have to do that much work?...lol. can't i just say....ABC movie SUCKED? heh
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Old 09-23-2005, 10:56 AM   #3
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You can choose to review it anyway you wish.... and if all you say is "that movie sucked"... more power to ya! I'm just letting everyone know what type of info I will try and provide.

I watched Pooh's Heffalump Halloween Movie last night and part of HG2TG... so when I get a minute I'll review those two.
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well goodie then! I will start with the one everybody has been asking me about (btw...i swear i go to the movies nearly every weekend!)


The Exorcism of Emily Rose...
I went into this movie with two very different reviews from two friends i trust a lot. The one hates movies that are at all scary and i tease him all the time that he needs to remember to bring a girl with him to protect him from the scary monsters. the other friend LOVES scary movies and she sees about as many of them as i do) My friend who doesn't like scary movies said "eh" in review of the movie. The one who does like them said it "scared the crap" out of her. I was somewhere in between. We all have said it is definitely worth seeing but i was hoping to be scared because i love that. I think that if they had taken a different angle to the telling of the story it would have been scarier. I think reading the real story of the girl is probably worthwhile too. Her real name is Anneliese Michel. I don't know if it will ruin it for you or not. My one friend read it before and it obviously didn't ruin it for her. I wasn't taking any chances.

overall i would say it rates 2.5 (out of 4) knitting needles (but i have so far been in the minority on that...most i have talked to since seeing it have given it at least a full 3 if not 4)


On my list of movies this weekend is "An Unfinished Life" and "Flightplan."
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:43 PM   #5
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I went to see 'Just Like Heaven' the other night. I loved it!! I will definately be adding it to my DVD collection when it comes out! I would rate the movie a 4. It is a great romantic comedy!
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oooh i saw Constant Gardner recently too.

let me say that this movie is deep. Can be hard to follow. Does have some twists that aren't necessarily terribly pivotal to the story but still make it interesting. It is definitely a political statement whether it is based on known fact or not. It isn't hard to believe that the message (against Big Pharmaceuticals btw) is true and i would suspect most definitely IS true in many cases though the evidence is probably very well buried.

The camera work did make it hard to watch sometimes as they were given to extreme closeups a lot! On the whole i did like this movie a LOT and will probably add it to my collection.

:XX: :XX: :XX: (there ya go...3 out of 4 knitters! :D)


Other movies i have seen recently...

Red Eye :XX: :XX: (i haven't figgered out how to do a half there...if we were doing this on a scale of 1-5 so i had middle ground i would give it 3 outta 5!)

Skeleton Key :XX: :XX: :XX:

Must Love Dogs :XX: :XX: :XX: (and a half)

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory :XX: :XX: :XX: :XX:

Four Brothers :XX: :XX: (and a half)


(that's all i can think of at the moment!)
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Charlie and the chocolate factory...sucked


Must Love Dogs....sucked

Broken Flowers..... :XX: :XX: :XX: :XX:
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Ok... For my first movie review:

Movie: Pooh's Heffalump Movie
Movie Rating: G
Producer: Disney (of course)
Genre: Kids Cartoon

Review Ratings: Scale: 1 to 4 (1 is worst, 4 is Best.)
~ Overall: 3 out of 4 Knitting needles
~ Plot: 2 out of 4 Knitting Needles
~ Characters: N/A
~ Special Effects: N/A

Review Comments:
The movie in my opinion was decent. It's has the normal Disney style to it. Most of the same voices are used for the characters in this movie as the previous Pooh movies. The plot is ok, predictable, but hello.... it IS a kid's movie. If you like watching movies with your kids, it's a good option. Disney adds enough subtle smart aleck remarks in there that even adults will get an occasional chuckle. Like always, Disney throws several new songs in there, but nothing that I thought was really catchy.

One redeeming quality about the DVD is the Bonus Features. The first option is a game that probably won't be much use for kids, unless they are older, it was somewhat confusing and didnt work well on our rental DVD, but there are some other cool bonus features included. Based on comments made while you are surfing through the Bonus features, I suspect that Disney has set up the DVD with software that runs on your computer. (They talk about printing stuff.)
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Originally Posted by feministmama
Charlie and the chocolate factory...sucked
Must Love Dogs....sucked
Broken Flowers..... :XX: :XX: :XX: :XX:
Can ya be a LITTLE more specific, Femmy? :rofling:
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I kinda agree with feminstmama about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. I didn't think it totally sucked, but I'm HUGE fan of the original, and the book, and this movie was just...well, different. It was a little truer to the book, but that's not always a good thing for a movie. I liked Gene Wilder's interpretation of Willy Wonka MUCH better than Depp's. Depp's was a bit too much like a certain freakish Jackson-brother, and I think that took away from the character.

I just saw WIT. OMG, SOOOOOoooo good. Emma Thompson is pure genius in this movie. I totally give this one :XX: :XX: :XX: :XX: . . too!


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