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It absolutely gets the job done. It doesn't li...

2011-02-02T16:46:58.033-06:00

It absolutely gets the job done. It doesn't light the world on fire - actually it does, but only literally, not metaphorically - but it's not trying to and it doesn't want to. Good Review!



GREAT MOVIE A MUST SEE ON ANY SHOCCATED MOVE WATCH...

2011-01-31T17:06:29.617-06:00

GREAT MOVIE A MUST SEE ON ANY SHOCCATED MOVE WATCHES LIST!



Sorry.

2010-08-22T18:27:18.108-05:00

Sorry.



Boo

2010-08-21T22:56:41.653-05:00

Boo



I just watched the film. Washington is a fine acto...

2010-08-08T08:58:07.404-05:00

I just watched the film. Washington is a fine actor BUT this role was something out of "Mad Max". The story line was incredibly weak and lacking, the cinematography was poor, colouring distracting and made one squint and the overall production seemed that of a high school play. Charactor development greatly lacking and predictable. For such a fine reputation it seems Washington must have needed the money for this one. On a scale of 1-10 I rate it a very low "1"!



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2010-07-24T12:12:46.365-05:00

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hell yeah

2010-07-22T16:16:51.381-05:00

hell yeah



Sorry, there was just nothing there to hold my int...

2010-03-27T20:37:35.500-05:00

Sorry, there was just nothing there to hold my interest. The story wasn't suspenseful or gripping or anything to me. I was bored with it. Without that element, the only thing left was action, so, to me, yeah, that's popcorn fodder. I didn't think it was a bad movie. I did mark it as a positive review. There just wasn't anything there for me.



Mad Hatter and I discuss this on both my podcast a...

2010-03-27T14:59:38.573-05:00

Mad Hatter and I discuss this on both my podcast and his podcast. Green Zone is a very good film - but multiple watches? Once you've watched it once, would you need to watch it again. I mean, you get the point its trying to make - and its told in an interesting way - but to watch again?

I think the 'popcorn fodder' is a little harsh though - it does have alot more depth than 'popcorn fodder'. c'mon!

Simon

Blog: http://knowingviews.blogspot.com/
Podcast: http://simonandjoshow.mypodcast.com/



Yup no problem and you are absolutely right; Sixt...

2010-03-25T09:34:21.588-05:00

Yup no problem and you are absolutely right;

Sixth-form = an institution
sixth former = colloquialism for a person who attends a sixth-form



Thanks for the clarifications! I was going off of...

2010-03-22T12:05:12.557-05:00

Thanks for the clarifications! I was going off of some quick internet research myself, and there seemed to be a lot to it. I'm surprised to hear about the sixth form not actually referring to a student. I thought I heard people (on TV) say sixth former before, or is that like high-schooler, not actually a word, but people say it?

Sarsgaard was so good he gave me the creeps. I know that his character is supposed to be creepy, but more than recognizing that, I was feeling it. Cooper is fairly under rated in this. I even forgot about him! But he's there almost as much as Sarsgaard and his acting is dead on. He's just not a main character and, he tends to get overshadowed a bit by more important characters who are also damn fine actors.



I also just watched this last night and was very i...

2010-03-22T05:18:45.979-05:00

I also just watched this last night and was very impressed with it. I think the great acting goes further than Molina and Mulligan (who the popular press decided to focus on) with Sarsgaard and Dominic Cooper both doing really well as well. I agree with a lot of your summation here.

As a Brit, just a few further clarifications; 'A-Levels' are what Universities (American Colleges) use to decide whether you are good enough to attend or not but they are also quite high qualifications in their own right and many people leave college to work with them in their back pocket - they're a bit more than just entrance exams (the police force, for example, will not take applicants without an A-level or equivalent qualification but will take them without a degree). 'Sixth Form' doesn't refer to an individual student, rather the part of a school which deals with higher education (A-Levels). In England, this is also known as a College if it is a completely seperate body from a school and when students leave school at 16, most will go to a College or a Sixth Form, then on to University if they so wish (confused, you will be!), just thought it was worth adding those 'helpers' in their.



I can dig it. I haven't see "Blood and ...

2010-03-12T18:37:15.043-06:00

I can dig it.
I haven't see "Blood and Bone," but it looks like a very hard core action/martial arts flick. That must have been a real contrast.

By the way, I enjoyed what I've read on your blog. Your writing is intelligent, lucid, and honest.



Interesting to see Michael Jai White one night as ...

2010-03-12T17:38:37.827-06:00

Interesting to see Michael Jai White one night as Bone in "Blood and Bone" and then as Black Dynamite the next evening. All that hair definitely changes his aspect. Can you dig it?



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2010-02-01T06:27:26.726-06:00

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I can agree with that. It's not a perfect fil...

2010-01-26T00:35:38.156-06:00

I can agree with that. It's not a perfect film, to be sure, but it is enjoyable. I could even stand a few sequels, as long as they take their time with them.



Raucous, rough energy infuses this film from start...

2010-01-26T00:26:13.889-06:00

Raucous, rough energy infuses this film from start to finish, carrying us along even when the slightly over-egged script starts to feel somewhat slender. And it's the terrific chemistry between Downey and Law that makes the film worth seeing.



I think I could have lived with the film, not say ...

2010-01-14T02:12:57.303-06:00

I think I could have lived with the film, not say that it's brilliant or Oscar worthy, but been okay with it, if it had had a better ending or some reason for being. As it is, I just don't understand why you would make that film. A happy man becomes miserable and is now trapped in his misery. Oh boy, I'm glad I watched that! Maybe that's the first two acts of a story, and you need to resolve it now. Maybe that's really why I felt so let down when the film ended; the story wasn't over! What does he do with the rest of his life. As is, he's miserable for the rest of is life. Can't Clooney get some small bit of redemption?



I detailed in my review of this all the reasons th...

2010-01-13T08:09:21.564-06:00

I detailed in my review of this all the reasons that I don't like it. Glad to see I'm not alone on not liking this though. And to think this is turning into a frontrunner this awards season.



Rugby can do that to you. Seriously though, why...

2010-01-11T23:41:16.404-06:00

Rugby can do that to you.

Seriously though, why not? What would it have taken for this film to be inspirational for you?



I actually was not too fond of this. It just felt ...

2010-01-07T19:43:57.635-06:00

I actually was not too fond of this. It just felt a little too uninspired.



Brødre? It's Danish or Norwegian, right? No,...

2009-12-21T21:52:17.308-06:00

Brødre? It's Danish or Norwegian, right? No, I haven't seen it yet, but I'd like to. I'm very curious to see how closely the two follow each other.



I think I'd like to see this, though I'd r...

2009-12-21T21:08:26.797-06:00

I think I'd like to see this, though I'd rather see the orginal Susanne Bier version first. have you seen that one?



It's better than the previews give it credit f...

2009-12-13T15:03:42.396-06:00

It's better than the previews give it credit for and, I think, worth watching. Be careful though, it might just start multi-generational conversations. :)



I've been debating seeing this movie because I...

2009-12-13T14:49:33.918-06:00

I've been debating seeing this movie because I've seen the mediocre reviews but I feel like the great cast would make it worth it. Sounds like maybe I should give it a try (probably with my mom).