Movie Buff - 257 Film Ratings
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Location: Australia

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75 63% Hugo (2011) - Rated 01 Nov 2012
"Much better than the book (and how often can you say that?) but, like the book, the story of Hugo, and the frothing Méliès hero worship, don't gel that well in the end."
40 9% Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) - Rated 01 Nov 2012
"Short on both comedy and drama, and Ferris is pretty much a douche. Is this what passed for likeable in the 80s?"
55 24% Up in the Air (2009) - Rated 03 Jul 2012
"I respect the niche that George Clooney has carved out in Hollywood doing serious middlebrow drama, but this didn't do it for me. I think I was more interested in Anna Kendrick's character than Clooney's, and she just disappears for a big stretch of the movie."
80 73% Brave (2012) - Rated 03 Jul 2012
"Not as original and daring as some of Pixar's best, but still a fun and good natured spin on the princess movie."
45 13% Prometheus (2012) - Rated 11 Jun 2012
"Just a bunch of special effects (really pretty special effects, admittedly) strung together by an incoherent plot, weak characters, and some vapid philosophising. Fassbender is great, though."
55 24% Kekexili: Mountain Patrol (2004) - Rated 21 May 2012
"An interesting setting and story, but the movie never really lets you into the heads of the characters."
95 95% The Truman Show (1998) - Rated 21 May 2012
"A great sci-fi comedy-drama that transcends its reality TV setting to take some affecting swipes at the idea of an interventionist God."
70 53% The Avengers (2012) - Rated 06 May 2012
"A really solid piece of entertainment, although I suspect I'll have forgotten almost everything about this movie one year from now. Still, it was fun."
90 90% Ong-Bak: The Thai Warrior (2003) - Rated 29 Apr 2012
"A pure martial arts movie, built around the not inconsiderable joy of admiring Tony Jaa's fifty different ways of kicking a man in the face."
80 73% The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (2007) - Rated 16 Apr 2012
"An amusing little look at how in-groups bully outsiders, and the lengths the outsider must go for their acceptance. The fact that the outsider is something of a jock, and the in-group incredibly nerdy, helps with the humour."