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Re: Rate & Mini-Summarize the Last Movie You Saw
Die Hard [re-watch] - ***1/2 (8/10)
- 1988 action flick starring Bruce Willis and Alan Rickman. Obviously a huge favorite among action fans, this is a pretty solid action movie. It combines some excellent shots with a very nice set of action scenes. The building is great, as the floors with construction offer a lot of extra width to work with. Alan Rickman rocks it, Willis rocks it, very few complaints with this film. My only main one is the FBI acts completely unrealistic and like idiots, but other than that, great compelling stuff.
Duck Soup - **** (9/10)
- 1933 comedy starring the Marx Brothers. This is considered pretty much their best movie by most critics, and as of right now, having seen a few of their pictures that i have, i have to agree with it. It is absolutely hilarious, with just about every line causing me to smile. It is completely zany, some wild story about Freedonia getting a new leader who doesnt like the leader of Sylvania and causes a feud between the nations, leading to a war. It is just pure Marx Brothers comedy. Every fan of comedy should check it out.
After Hours - ***1/2 (8/10)
- 1985 dark comedy directed by Martin Scorsese and starring Griffin Dunne. A man ends up going to meet a girl he met earlier that he met, and winds up in one of the craziest "whatever can go wrong will go wrong" situations in the city. It is set up like an urban nightmare, and it is great filmmaking. We are continually surprised and prone to laugh whenever the next event goes wrong, and we are constantly rooting for our protagonist to just make it out of the next situation. It is movies like this, that tie everything together, that make movies very fun to watch.
Strangers on a Train - **** (9/10)
- 1951 thriller directed by the master of suspense, Alfred Hitchcock. A tennis player who is getting ready to be divorced with his wife to be with another woman meets an odd man on the train who offers up the idea of a double murder: tennis player kills his father, he kills his wife. What he thinks was simply a joke suddenly turns into the role thing. Fantastic performances here, and a great piece of art. You are constantly wondering where the antagonist is going to show up next, and the creepy feeling comes back every time he does. Just an excellent film with a superb climax.
Forgetting Sarah Marshall [re-watch] - ***1/2 (8/10)
- 2008 comedy starring Jason Segel, Mila Kunis, and Kristen Bell. This is just one of those solid Apatow comedies, packed with nice sexual comedy and hilarious characters with great one-liners. Peter has been dumped by Sarah Marshall, the television star of the show he composes the music for, and ends up going to Hawaii to try and get away;, but she is there with her new boyfriend, cool-and-slightly-dumb Aldous Snow. It is just a great comedy that is mostly hit than miss. Very fun watch, and one of the best comedies of the year.
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