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|80 60%||Best Laid Plans (1999) - Jan 21, 2021
"Best Laid Plans keeps the audience guessing even after it lays out the main obstacle within the first 15 minutes of the film. The audience may wonder why the filmmakers let them in on that secret but we (those of use who've watched it) know there are more secrets to lay bare. When I think of Reece Witherspoon coming into America's conscience as an actor and as a sex symbol this is the movie I think of. I also think of Terrence Howard who is fantastic in everything. Brolin does a good job too. "
|80 60%||Ad Astra (2019) - Jan 21, 2021
"Ad Astra is the kind of Sci-fi movie that I like. It is a world that seems lived in. There isn't tons of world building that gets in the way of fleshing out an interesting story with interesting characters. When the fight happened on the moon, I felt like of course there would be warring factions fighting over resources. The final moments in space with father and son didn't end in a satisfactory way. I thought that there was a lot more that needed to be fleshed out and the end was cheap. "
|80 60%||The Amazing Johnathan Documentary (2019) - Jan 17, 2021
"This documentary that chronicles the last days of "The Amazing Johnathan" is captivating for the fact that it keeps the audience questioning. The documentary is really the story of the documentary and not about "The Amazing Johnathan." I enjoyed it a lot because it wasn't what I was expecting but I wanted to see it to completion. Johnathan still has not passed away and I don't think that makes this story any less compelling for the audience. "
|60 15%||Friday Night Lights (2004) - Jan 15, 2021
"I didn't think Friday Night Lights was anything special. Sports movies has the intrinsic ability to tug at ones heart strings. It easy to tell a story that tugs at the audience's heart strings while giving us plenty of heroes to root for. I didn't find much of the acting noteworthy. I liked the story but by the end of the movie I didn't think I knew enough about the characters. I felt the movie had too much football and not enough character development. I don't think I'll watch it again. "
|80 60%||After Hours (1985) - Jan 14, 2021
"After Hours was an interesting film. Paul represents every one of us who has gone out at one point and everything has gone wrong. I think the cast works really well in this film and I really enjoyed the dark comedy of it all. It definitely has a different feeling from other Scorsese films and I think that is a good thing. Everything can be summed up by Paul screaming, "I just want to live. I just want to live." This movie reminds us that while things may go wrong it's better to just live. "
|70 33%||Bridge to Terabithia (2007) - Jan 12, 2021
"In the vein of My Girl, Bridge to Terabithia tells a very sweet children's story while also imparting an important lesson for children as well. The children in the movie were very good. Patrick as the father was admirable as a parent and, more important, real. The teachers at the school were hands off but there at important moments as well. I was touched by this movie and it's something I'll watch again. The ending made me question if the filmmakers ran out of CG budget though. "
|70 33%||Wonder Woman 1984 (2020) - Jan 12, 2021
"I hate watching movies in this age of the internet. The reaction online led me to believe that this movie was trash. While this isn't the best movie, let alone the best DC movie, it is still enjoyable and I could rewatch it. I enjoyed the time spent in Wonder Woman's homeland. I really loved them taking on the 80's aesthetic. I also liked that both villains were not "big bads" exactly but more normal people turned bad. There should have been cuts to the film's runtime. It was good not great. "
|40 2%||Bee Season (2005) - Jan 07, 2021
"I did not like Bee Season. The acting was overall pretty good. I wasn't a fan of the son but everyone else was good. I liked the story of the college professor dad who was into Kabbalah and found in his daughter something exciting. I liked the supernatural quality of the daughters spelling acumen. I liked that the story wasn't about the spelling bee but about the family. That's about it. I hated the mom's story. Binoche was great but I hated that story. I hate how it was presented and revealed. "
|70 33%||All Is Bright (2013) - Jan 07, 2021
"I liked All Is Bright. There were moments where it got stuck in the mud but I think it was mainly the creators of the movie trying to show the thought process of the ex-con Giamatti's character. He was just released from jail, he takes off with his friend and former partner who is now with his wife, and he goes off to New York to sell Christmas trees to make money to prove he isn't a loser and can buy a Xmas present for his daughter. I think in some ways the slow pace is earned. I enjoyed myself"
|70 33%||War Dogs (2016) - Jan 07, 2021
"The pacing of this movie was all over the place. I enjoyed it overall but there were parts of the movie where I felt like I got lost. This is an example of a movie that tries to do too much and suffers for it. There are moments of good drama and moments of comedy and cool action. There are also moments where it doesn't earn the drama, where the comedy tries to be too over the top, and the action seems to be ill placed. The acting is good but Teller sounds a lot like Hill during the voice overs. "