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Old 01-16-2008, 05:15 PM   #221 (permalink)
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The Godfather - I probably watch this movie once a year. Because it's quite long, but, everytime I look at it, I stumble onto something new each time. It's probably been "reviewed" here but I'd like to add my take on it.

This 1972 Best Picture Winner at the Academy Awards is based on the somewhat "true" stories heard and seen through the grapevines & the bushes by writer Mario Puzo, chronicling the life of an Organized Crime family embroiled into tragedy on a deal gone wrong.

All the actors in this movie all play their part exceptionnally well no matter how small their part is (i.e. Al Martino, a famous crooner of the 70's and 60's plays the part of Johnny Fontane, a singer that his the godson of Vito Corleone (Marlon Brando). For someone that is a singer first of all, even his performance is worth watching, that goes to say that today's so called stars of the big screen that were once on stage singing and dancing are far too over-rated and get too much exposure because of the Internet factor, something that takes away from real talent a lot of time, mmh, enough with this rant though, back to the movie.)

The mere fact that the movie was filmed in the 70's adds to the feel of the movie something that I'm afraid could and will never ever be captured on screen again. The grittiness and human nature of the filmmaking is quite exceptional, taking us right into the action, as would tv reality shows, minus the drama. After watching the first 15 minutes, you forget these men and women are all actors.

The story itself, which spans three full lenght films is not necessarily gripping. It is how it is delivered that makes it so enthralling and captivating.

Only one recommendation would be of outmost importance for anyone wanting to watch this trilogy for the first time, read the book first. So much information has been taken out of the movie, it kind of puts first time viewers at a disadvantage in trying to figure who's who and what are their stories.

You can always go ahead and not read the book, but at least, have someone that's seen the movie before to try and help you comprehend it better the first time. Or, if you've got plenty of time on your hands, watch it twice.

Anyone that wants to be familiarized with the higher ranks of the Organized Crime society that was the Mafia back in those days should watch this movie. Anyone that believes in faith should also watch this movie.

Some people would say the second part is the best because of Robert De Niro's tremendous acting performance. I would tend to disagree and say this part is the best of all three. The core of the story is what is most important to any story and it is in the first part of the trilogy that everything is set into place.

A must see for anyone that's either a fan of Al Pacino, Organized Crime, Marlon Brando, James Caan, Talia Shire, Diane Keaton, all of thee above, or just great film making and acting all put together. And anyone that loves New York City will be pleased with the famous Big Apple streets and beyond. Watching this movie at least once is an offer you cannot refuse!

9.9/10 (There's nothing that's perfect in this world)
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Old 01-16-2008, 07:20 PM   #222 (permalink)
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X-Men- I watched this movie again because I saw this a while back and wanted to refresh my memory. I still think the second film is the best in the trilogy, but this film is pretty damn good. Shame, that Gambit didn't make the movies though. Still this is a good watch.


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Wedding Daze

Starring Jason Biggs & Isla Fisher

Basically the movie is about Biggs asking Fisher to marry him when he just meets her in a Restuarant and she says Yes.

It was Pretty Funny, Biggs can do Humor and Fisher is pretty Funny and Really Hot. Check it out if u get a Chance

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The Texas Chainsaw Massacre- 1974 Version- this is one of very few films, where I believe the remake is better than the original. This film was ok, it didn't pick up till like halfway into the movie. The 2003 version had characters that I actually felt sorry for, and the violence was better. Leatherface also looked a hell of a lot better in the remake than he does in the original (which is an absurd thing to say, because the original character came first). I just think that the 2003 version went better in terms of depth and entertainment. Watch this if your a horror movie fan.

6/10

P.S. The part where the girl jumps out of the window, I was hoping for Leatherface to pull a Christian Bale (American Psycho) and drop the chainsaw and let gravity do the rest.

Creepshow 2- a sequel to Stephen King and George Romero's Creepshow. I really enjoyed the first one so I felt that I should check this one out. This one had three stories, so here are my reviews.

Old Chief Wood'nhead- well this one is about an old couple who keep a statue of a chief called Wood'nhead in front of their shop. So this statue comes to life and takes out the bad guys. This one was going well, but I felt the ending was a little rushed, and could have been better. 6/10
The Raft- four teenagers go on a trip to a lake where they find a raft. Only thing is there is seem weird slimy entity underneath them that devours them one by one. The plot is a little far fetched but it was interesting. Not one of the best ideas for the film though. 6/10
The Hitchhiker- damn was this bad. I don't know if this was a comedy or just a boring tale of a lady behind the wheel. Very bad indeed, easily the worst from this film. 4/10

Overall the sequel did not outdue the original, I am actually disappointed because I expected so much better, because the first was brilliant. Oh well, 2008's remake might be something to look forward to.

Overall- 5/10
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:17 AM   #225 (permalink)
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^^^^^ You gotta remember though that was shot by College students who had like a 5,000$ budget for Cast and all the props they needed, I'm with you with the Remake being better but with such a Low Budget and no Studio behind it, it was pretty good

Hitman

Starring: ? Olybrant? I forgot his name and it doesn't really matter

Movie is about a "Hitman" (Agent 47) being Double Crossed and the whole movie he is trying to figure out who put a Hit on him.

I knew this movie was going to be good, Actor sucked, action was meh seriously nothing good about this besides a cute Asian girl getting naked for 2 mins. Don't waste your time with this one

D+(Plus for the Asian Breast )
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Cloverfield- this film lives up to all the hype in my opinion. You actually feel like you are in the film throughout the whole disaster. The monster is crazy cool, and for those who thought they wouldn't show the monster, they do. i don't want to give away anything, but all I will say is it is a heck of an experience and worth my money.

10/10
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Norbit-I was flipping channels and this film was just starting on hbo so i gave it a look,besides some mixed reviews. The film is an ok family film and pretty fun to watch if u dont nitpick a few bad things here and there. The movie has some funny moments and does keep u interested throughout.
The character of the large woman is very well done, even though her "catchphrase" gets a little repetitive and annoying. But like I said, if u can tfind anything to watch and need something interesting for the while family, this should be a good film.

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The Majestic- The film is about a Hollywood film writer who goes in a car accident and loses his memory.
I think Jim Carrey did great in this film, his performance was pretty solid. The film is pretty long on running time, but its good for what it is. I recommend it if you are a fan of Carrey, or a fan of films that are set in the past.

7/10
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Stealth

Decent flick. Some parts make you roll your eyes but it's OK for what it's meant to be. I loved the Jessica Beil behind enemy lines part of the movie the most. They could have made an entire movie on that plot line alone and I would have loved it.


6 out of 10
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Cloverfield- this film lives up to all the hype in my opinion. You actually feel like you are in the film throughout the whole disaster. The monster is crazy cool, and for those who thought they wouldn't show the monster, they do. i don't want to give away anything, but all I will say is it is a heck of an experience and worth my money.

10/10
um, not sure if it's explained in the film or not, but do they ever say what exactly is a cloverfield?


anyhoo, on to another film:

The Illusionist
-I kinda don't like "imaginary" films, but the plot for this movie is pretty good. The film keeps u guessing the whole way with great acting from Edward Norton, Paul Giamatti, and Jessica Beil. The ending made it all even bettah. I think this same year another magician film came out with christian bale and hugh jackman called The Prestige. Both r good, but overall I thought this film was very well done and everyone should give it a look at least once.

8.5/10
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