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|84 T9||The Book of Eli (2010) - Jan 16, 2010
"To sum this up The Book of Eli is Man on Fire meets Kung Fu meets Mad Max (and yes, that's a good thing). As an action film it does have some intense and impressive scenes. Though it's not deeply philosophical in the religion department it's not terribly heavy handed either given a realistic look at how the bible can be used and abused. As an action star Denzel brings a real acting quality that sets him above the run of the mill meat-head that can't act. I give this one a thumbs up."
|75 T7||Beverly Hills Cop (1984) - Aug 07, 2008
"Despite the utter garbage he's been in lately Eddie Murphy used to be in some really good and entertaining movies. This is most certainly one of them. It's not a superb mastery of anything really but this movie is just downright entertaining as Eddie Murphy plays a colourful (not racist), charming but crazy renegade cop in a town of complete by-the-numbers cops."
|82 T8||Singin' in the Rain (1952) - Feb 21, 2007
"I'll admit I've never been a musical fan at all so I've put off watching this for a very, very long time. It looked like lots of singing and dancing and romance and everything I dislike packed into a film. Just as in Criminal5's review I ended up laughing all throughout the film. The dancing was impressive, even to me, and the music great. The only flaw was that some of the musical numbers went on a bit too long. Aside from that this is heart-warming, family-fun entertainment."
|67 T5||Zombie Strippers (2008) - Sep 24, 2008
"With a title like "Zombie Strippers" you pretty much know exactly what you're in for, both content-wise and how seriously it's presented. I found the first 10 minutes or so hilarious and after that there's a good joke or bit of hilarity to make you want to keep watching. Still the movie overall isn't very good, just entertainingly ridiculous. But again, the title says it all and it fully delivers."
|80 T8||Spider-Man (2002) - Mar 02, 2010
"Entertaining super hero movie that doesn't take itself so serious that it can't have fun and funny moments. Sam Raimi's horror style is actually put to good use in what could have easily been a straight-forwardly shot film. Sure there are some changes to the canon but really not of them feel absurd or contrived (or any more absurd or contrived than the source material)."
|94 T10||The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) - Feb 24, 2007
"My favourite of the three movies, and books not surprisingly. Amazing special effects with beautiful shots and fantastically entertaining action. Great performances from all involved, especially Sean Bean. This movie, and this trilogy, will still be seen decades from now."
|90 T10||The Village (2004) - Jan 22, 2007
"Too many people were distracted by thinking the point of the movie was that the village was not, in fact, in the past but rather present day. The true "twist" doesn't happen until the very end and I won't spoil it here but you should be able to pick it up. Anyhow, William Hurt is absolutely astounding, as usual, as well there are solid performances from everyone else, especially Sigourney Weaver, Joaquin Phoenix and Brendan Gleeson. Worth seeing if you're a Shyamalan fan."
|91 T10||Eagle vs. Shark (2007) - Jul 28, 2008
"This movie's going to take a lot of heat because it's in a quite similar style to Napoleon Dynamite, Little Miss Sunshine and Juno. However I found it to be better than all three of those movies. In this the characters are actually awkward to the point of being painful, not just really quirky but in a lovable way, just awkard. I couldn't count the amount of times a subtle reference was made to a previous joke that made me laugh quite hard. Plus Taika Cohen really has a knack for cinematography."
|19 T2||Terror at Blood Fart Lake (2009) - Oct 25, 2009
"In sections it's honestly funny in a "I can't believe they're passing this off in a real movie" way but overall it's nowhere near what I would consider a decent flick. This is something to rent with your buddies and get drunk watching but really you should get that from the title alone. If you've ever made a zero-budget film with friends you'll enjoy this more than you should, like I have. It's full or horrid wigs and terrible fake mustaches and makeup."
|93 T10||City of God (2003) - Dec 12, 2006
"Absolutely amazing visual style and editing. A brutal and enthralling, yet strangely charming coming-of-age tale. The cinematography perfectly compliments an already excellent story. A must see."