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sopachuco13

Film Freak - 681 Film Ratings

Member Since: Aug 28, 2012

Location: Otsu, Shiga, Japan

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80 60% A Knight's Tale (2001) - Jul 22, 2020
"A Knight's Tale is just a ton of fun. What could have been a boring period piece about a knight's squire who sees a future in the stars and falls in love with a noblewoman actually is a fun, exciting movie about all those things. The choice to use a modern rock-n-roll soundtrack to capture the fun and excitement of medieval times was a stroke of genius. Never have I seen a film that was fueled by it's soundtrack more than this movie. The cast is the next piece that makes this movie a classic. "
80 60% Welcome to Chechnya (2020) - Jul 22, 2020
"I've been interested in Chechnya a lot recently. I was looking for a documentary about the area and this was the top result. While I wanted more of a historical look at the republic, this gave some of the history along with the horrific modern torture and harassment of gay people within the republic. The director tells a very human story in the documentary. The main subject of this film talks about loving the people of Chechnya but how those people have been bent by the leadership into zealots. "
60 15% S.W.A.T. (2003) - Jul 12, 2020
"S.W.A.T. was able to pull together a great cast for a movie that had some popcorn fun but wasn't really worth the time in the end. Some of the action was fun and there was a brief caper involved in this movie. It's not something that I would want to watch again because there isn't really any personality to this movie. The characters are good people but they don't have anything that makes their characters interesting. Jeremy Renner's character was the most interesting but his character was brief."
90 83% Coraline (2009) - Jun 25, 2020
"I loved this movie. I will definitely watch it again. I fell asleep in some parts but that should in no way be a slight against this movie. I'm just a tired dad who has limited screen time. I enjoyed that this movie was basically a big middle finger to Tim Burton - saying some of us didn't grow up and we want to move these kinds of stories forward. I'm sure this movie spoke to a whole generation of kids and made them feel good about themselves. I thought the characters were beautiful. "
90 83% Up in the Air (2009) - Jun 23, 2020
"I wasn't expecting to be moved by this film because I didn't know anything about it before I started watching it. Clooney, Kendrick, and Farminga have so much chemistry it was hard to look away. While the movie does move all over the country, the story doesn't - that isn't a knock against this movie. I was compelled by this story of a selfish middle-aged man who is trying to keep things the way they are. He is challenged by a love interest and a young colleague. I was shocked by where it went. "
80 60% Southpaw (2015) - Jun 21, 2020
"I wasn't ready for the story in Southpaw. I thought that it was going to be a much happier story. It was a long journey back to happiness for Gyllenhaal's character. This film was gut wrenching in a good way; it was bleak at times but there was always the hope that things would turn out good once again that kept me going while watching this movie. The acting was good. Gyllenhaal and McAdams had good chemistry. The young girl did a great job. Whitaker is underutilized in film. I'd watch it again."
70 33% Mallrats (1995) - Jun 14, 2020
"I love Mallrats but it doesn't stand up to the test of time. At the time, it was unusual to have a movie with nerd references which is part of the reason why I loved this movie so much. The story is not good and even at the time I knew as much. The acting has some bright spots with Jason Lee, Michael Rooker, Priscilla Barnes, and Joey Lauren Adams. Other parts of the cast were average Claire Forlani (who I really like), Shannen Doherty, and Jeremy London. Ben Affleck was boring throughout. "
100 95% Bonnie and Clyde (1967) - Jun 14, 2020
"Bonnie and Clyde is a perfect example of classic cinema. Great acting, good sound, and a script that keeps the whole thing moving and fun to watch throughout. I could watch this movie again and again. Warren Beatty's Clyde is cool, funny, and complicated. Faye Dunaway's Bonnie is badass, caring, and just as complex. The two main characters don't overshadow each other and they both deserve top billing in this nearly perfect film. I would say this movie made the couple more famous than than before"
70 33% Janelle MonĂ¡e: Dirty Computer (2018) - Jun 05, 2020
"I liked the story that was told in Dirty Computer. As a project it was really cool but it wasn't enough of a movie for me. The music was great. The message of empowerment was fantastic. I just kept wishing there was more to it. The movie was designed to the tee but I didn't feel that the music was written specifically for this project. It didn't fit together 100%. Maybe parts of it flew over me and I would give it another try for that reason. "
70 33% Blue Streak (1999) - May 30, 2020
"Luke Wilson and Martin Lawrence star in this action comedy movie. Lawrence plays a thief who stashes a diamond that he stole in an abandoned building and must retrieve it after he is released from prison. This movie is fun. The script and acting isn't great but it is serviceable for this kind of movie. I've seen this movie a handful of times and it generally stands the test of time. Martin Lawrence is basically playing the same character as he did in Bad Boys but with some Big Mamma thown in too"