Release date: 2022-11-23 Genre:Drama $19.99
1. PURE DRECK. - I wish I hadn't wasted my time watching this schmaltz. Every scene drips with "YOU'RE SUPPOSED TO THINK THIS IS CUTE BECAUSE IT'S SPIELBERG" - everyone - especially DP Janusz Kaminski, and, Michelle Williams phones this in. Cinematography was boring, Michelle's performance simply made no sense (does she belong in a psych ward in the middle of this Norman Rochwell painting or is this trying to be cute?). Paul Dano could have been replaced by a stuffed bear for the same compelling performance. Seth Rogan is distractingly obnoxious as usual as the best friend having an affair with the wife (roll eyes). The kids all squeal on cue hoping to have their Drew Barrymore moment. Then you have to suffer through a cameo by Judd Hirsch in a tank top. Just pure garbage that wouldn't have gotten any award nom's if Spielberg's name wasn't on it. Do not waste your time - I wish I hadn't.
2. Flat, like the s - After reading so many rave reviews perhaps my expectations were too high or perhaps because I recently viewed The Menu, Tár, Banchees of Inisherin, In Bruges, Seven Psychopaths… The Fablemans was flat, predictable…. Michelle Williams was great, but judd Hirsch, as Uncle Boris, stole the show even with his brief role, which tells you, and me, I wanted something more quirky. /
3. Boring Art house movie - Long and boring art house movie. Some strange scenes with the mother such as dancing in front of car headlights in a see thru dress for an extended period of time. The mother character overall is very cooky. This is a Spielberg art house pet movie project about himself. This is meant for film students and those obsessed with Spielberg. It is not a film for the masses.
4. A Beautiful Film - The Fablemans moved me to tears. It is such a beautiful and personal story. I felt like I could relate to the characters. The struggles they go through and the stories they charge were all so realistic, heartwarming, and heartbreaking all at the same time. The movie tackles a lot of themes and does it so well, making it feel realistic in that nothing ends perfectly but there is always that bit of hope. This is a top-tier Spielberg movie. I love that he was able to look back on his own life with sincerity but also some humor and an understanding that no one is perfect but everyone has a story to tell.
5. Wonderful Film - I took my father who’s to see this in the theatre and we both really enjoyed it. I’m buying it so we can watch it again. Hopefully there will be more slice of life movies like this out of Mr. Spielberg as this was one of his best films. The cast and performances were all excellent.
6. Choices Others Make - A reminder that when an artist examines his/her own life, the story can get muddied by revisiting emotional experiences. The narrator here had no distance from the most upsetting parts of the story. There were confusings behaviors, (paper plates/plastic forks), that went unexplained until later. It was a personal & sensitive film cast with fine actors, but not ones who conveyed much warmth. The truly fascinating storyline concerned the young filmmaker learning his craft, yet the movie dwelled on the stressful family dynamics. It touched on so many themes: How divorce & secrets burden children, becoming an artist, anti-semitism, how film can change lives, why we have to question our beliefs, the desire to please, & individual selfishness, all big ideas that the ending didn't satisfy.
7. One of the year’s best films - Steven Spielberg has done it again with a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age story loosely based on his adolescence. In it, we witness year old Sammy Fabelman (played by a perfectly cast Gabriel LaBelle in a performance that will define his career) navigate his way through many challenges some of us may have faced in our lives, such as parental divorce, school bullying, among other things, in order to achieve his goal of becoming a filmmaker. Gabriel’s portrayal of the character shows raw emotion that makes you end up relating to and sympathizing with him through many of the scenes he’s in, and yep, you bet Sammy rules in the parts where he is filming with his camera and making his movies. This story, brought to life through a screenplay co-written by Spielberg and Tony Kushner, literally speaks to you and resonates with anyone of any age who aspires to be an artist in any field. The rest of the performances are terrific, with Michelle Williams as Sammy's mother Mitzi being a major standout, same with Paul Dano as Sammy's father Burt, and Judd Hirsch, who gives a memorable monologue as Sammy's great uncle Boris. These performances deserve tons of award nominations. The cinematography is beautiful, as we can all expect from the great Janusz Kaminski. John Williams' score, while a bit more subdued and minimalist this time due to it being mostly driven by piano, suits the film's uplifting tone, no matter what people think of it. The pacing at times can feel slow or fast, but that does not matter, as in the end, we must always trust Spielberg to give us such a powerful and uplifting story we all need right now. Highly reccomended.
8. Spielberg Strikes A Home Run - Not the biggest Spielberg fan. Fell asleep watching West Side Story, Close Encounters and E.T., but Fabelmans surprised and delighted me with its likable family, distinct personalities and swift storytelling. Beautiful comprehensive intimate family/coming of age film and never a dull moment (and I was anticipating this). Modern American cinema at its finest. Steven’s cool in my book now. Grade:
9. Spielberg’s Origin Story Hits Home - I’ve been obsessed with films since I was very small and throughout my life, Steven Spielberg has always been my guy. Ever since I saw ET for the first time, my mind has been fully wired in the art of cinema. The way I saw so much of myself in his new film, The Fabelmans, almost pained me. The moment of ignition, the fuse of artistic imagination expressed through time and wisdom. A passion of film that reaches a certain point where it’s all you can think of, all you can dream of. All consuming, yet withdrawn from those around you. I am not Steven Spielberg and will never be Steven Spielberg, but knowing his origins mirrored my own (wanting to recreate what I loved with a camera of my own, wanting to create art for others, etc) gives me a sense of wholeness. A childhood hero of mine reaching deeply into my soul, just to whisper “you have value”. I felt seen and heard in ways I hadn’t by a film in ages and seeing it again only solidified my thoughts. Spielberg’s origin story hits so close to home and I am incredibly thankful for him to have shared it with his longtime fans. “In this family, it's the scientists versus the artists. Sammy's on my side; he takes after me.”
10. Visionary - Is this Spielbergs best? No. Is it his most personal? Most definitely. I left in awe of his dedication to his art and how truly brilliant he is at what he does. What amazed me the most, though, and what made me love this movie, is that in showing us his brilliance and talent he also lets us see his flaws and the flaws of his family. His sister may be my favorite character.
Release date: 2022-10-07 Genre:Drama $19.99
1. Not enough to keep it interesting - Being realistic as a movie goer it’s just too long and they easily should’ve cut it by minutes and could’ve given the same point at the end. Or at least added more plot to make it interesting. It’s not good or bad. It’s just plain boring. Cate blanchetts acting is great but it can’t even carry this movie
2. Cate is amazing. I’ll never watch this movie again. - This movie is minutes too long. It has several storylines that are meaningless and only add to the bloated run time. You have to watch the credits first which is pretentious and irritating in a hour long movie. Cate Blanchett is in every scene and is amazing. I absolutely hated this film and will never watch it again.
3. Astonishing - Pitch perfect tone optics arranging of sensory intellect. A masterpiece of masterpieces on every level. An griping introspection of intrigue through the avatar of desire, brilliance and belief. Radical satisfaction from its first frame into its last. Much gratitude for all the calibrations it took to achieve this colossal magnum opus.
4. Great soundtrack but… - This is one of those late in the year Oscar submissions that comes out around the time of year where the movie studios can claim the “critics agree…” this and “Oscar-worthy…” that. All while keeping the advertising budget before the end of the year low and wait until awards time to remind us this film is deserving of a watch if you haven’t already. But it hasn’t been released in enough areas to get great box-office numbers compared to the other films. Limited release late in the year usually means the politics of how Oscar nom’s work. Hollywood pats itself on the back and more deserving films and actors get overlooked because their producers didn’t play the Awards Game or they didn’t cast an actor the studio wanted in the role. Even after all of that I wrote above, this film DID cast the actor the director wanted for this film. He was quoted in saying that had she said “no” to the role, this film would not have been made. It was on a limited release seeing as this film isn’t geared towards a large market of those hitting the theaters even before Covid. It is a slow drama that I have had to watch on a streaming network twice now due to the first time it was too late at night to try to watch something so slow. I love the music. I listen to everything and I used to work for my local symphony right out of high school. The music was recorded as it was played in the scene and it is beautiful, if classical is your thing. More specifically Mahler’s th. I put that there as I learned back then that classical concert goers have specific tastes when it comes to composers. Not everyone is into the Romanticism as it tends to drag a bit. But for those who loved it, Mahler was the one who drew the crowds. Me, personally: Stravinsky, Tchaikovsky, Beethoven, even Copeland. But I tend to avoid Mahler, Liszt and the likes as it makes me sleepy. Hence why I had to watch twice. We have seen the abusive conductor film before when a foul-mouthed J.K. Simmons played a Jazz Orchestra conductor who physically and verbally abused a great and painful-looking performance out of Miles Teller’s character on drums. The story of this film isn’t even terrible. It just isn’t a story that really keeps you hooked. The suspense is too subtle. It is a work of fiction so I believe the script could have added a bit more intensity in the drama sprinkled about to keep me hooked. If the story itself as a whole had as much intensity as the orchestra and Cate Blanchett’s facial expressions, it would be a -star. The dislike of this film isn’t even due to it being a female lead Summed up: slow story, great music, strong acting from everyone, needs more intensity to keep me interested or just some kind of side story as behind the scenes of a professional orchestra has a weird world that could be stuffed into a movie to keep the audience interested.
5. Great Disappointment in many regards - After all the publicity and accolades that this movie received, I was curious. As someone in the classical music field, I was very disappointed about the fictitious character and script. For someone who watches this movie, please be adviced that the position, function and personality of a conductor in the real world is NOT what this movie portrays: e.g. in today's world a conductor or music director does NOT have the power to select an additional work to be recorded for a CD project in a few days, and also would not be able to bring a new soloist to perform on this recording without planning, negotiations, contracts etc. etc. Cat Blanchett is at her best, no question, but her talent is wasted on a boring, lenghty dialog. There is superficial treatment on the many subplots, so the viewer - if not familiar with the workings of an orchestra, of musicians, of managers etc. - gets confused. I consider this fabricated character an insult to the real artists mentioned briefly in the movie, e.g. Bernstein, Furtwängler, Karajan, who would have something meaningful to say to the students at Juilliard School instead of the self-indulging, pseudo-intellectual speech this Tàr produces.
What is this movie really about: struggle of a female conductor to work in a world of men? Her sexual preference? Her (only hinted, but not shown) abusive power over "underlings"?
The cinematic efforts are rudimentary. The only sudden discovery is the young Russian cellist who auditions and gets to play the Elgar Concerto: she is not an actress pretending to be a musician, but the real thing! Congratulations to her!
6. Boring boring boring - What a pretentious film, full of stilted monologues and ridiculously implausible characters. Cate Blanchett doesn't "play" Lydia Tár, she portrays her, and barely better than some freshman drama student. Virtually all of the supporting roles were played better and more believably. Aside from an extremely boring script and uninspired execution, Cate Blanchett should not become her own caricature.
7. Tricked - The five star reviews are a joke. Someone had to pay them.I feel tricked into watching what I thought was a awful movie. What was the point. Nothing is every spelled out, all just alluded too. And the ending was just shocking. Too sit there for over two hours of enduring a pointless movie. The ending just makes you see how you have been played a fool.
8. Good but not for everyone - I just saw this last night. At a special screening. Cate Blanchett was there too. Plus Todd Field. The Director. I really liked it. It’s slow in the beginning but intensifies as it goes along. I was literally captivated by Cate’s performance. She held me in my seat. I needed to even go to the bathroom at one point but couldn’t. I didn’t want to miss anything. Todd Field is a very nice guy too. Besides being very talented. Cate was too.
9. A Masterpiece - I saw this with my friends in tbe theatre and we all went straight back to see it again. Todd Field has delivered a film that rewards patience and that speaks brilliantly to the incongruity of power. How it corrupts all who hold it. This examination is exacted with the utmost precision by polymath Field, and of course Lydia Tár herself, as portrayed by polymath Blanchett. This is an American film that feels as if it was made by a European. A absolute miracle of a film.
10. A ball of mental state confusion - Ummmmm yeah, where do I begin I definitely did NOT like the beginning it was lagging this movie was a bit confusing was the team trying to fire cate cause she wasn’t stable even though she didn’t act crazy then. However the best part of the movie was when she went Bachy crazy and dived into the floor and started acting nutty I’m sorry I couldn’t help but to laugh , but yet highly embarrassing at the same time
And why did she seem strange and puke when the woman picked ? So on a scale of - I’d give this a ()… I’m glad I decided to rent it in other words I definitely will never own this movie
11. See it. Buy it. Study it! Love it. - Remarkable movie and performance by the great Cate Blanchett. The minute single-shot class scene at Juilliard is great film-making. It is James Joyce’s Ulysses on film, jam-packed with exceptional acting, film-making and writing, stuffing in references to Emily Dickinson, Buddhism, the mask dance, pianists, composers, Freud and more — this is the smartest person in the room being gloriously unrestrained as the smartest, and snarkiest, person in the room. Beautiful , smooth, graceful, brilliant, talented, cruel — she is the most Alpha of Alphas. It is a breathtaking scene and I could watch it again and again. Each viewing of the movie reveals something new. Todd Fields may not have done a movie in years, but I suspect this movie took years to get right. One caveat to my review. Based on all the glorious pre-release hype, I was actually disappointed when the film ended. But I could not get it out of my head. That is the first sign of a great movie. Then as I turned to it again, not having to follow the plot, I noticed more and more. Clearly, I’m won over.
12. Self-indulgent slop, feebly helmed by a great actor! - Tár is a self-indulgent, wordy script, that pierces the listener’s ear like an out-of-tune orchestra. Blanchett, as if intuitively understanding the audiences’ plight, spits out the pedantic script, heavy in advanced music jargon, with such great haste that it leaves the cinema-goers almost yearning for subtitles. Although most viewers will forgive her oddly wooden conducting stance, the appearance of the orchestra itself emerges from the movie’s drab content far too late, leaving the viewer wishing their next piece will be one of a lullaby. Not even my years in symphonic band and stage could salvage my distaste for this movie, and of course, it fell extremely (pardon the pun) flat!
13. Simply… - …astonishing. Whether a study of psychological deterioration or rampantly narcissistic self-destruction - and it quite possibly might be both - Todd Field’s masterful execution of fragile genius embodied by Cate Blanchett’s breathtaking performance combine here to form that rarest of things: true cinematic art.
Release date: 2022-10-21 Genre:Drama $19.99
1. A Payoff - Some may say slow, boring, or that nothing happens. You don’t need a film degree or a keen eye. There’s a lot happening here with very little dialogue. This is a film about images, memory, the unspoken, and the search for an answer (which we may or may not get, depending on the viewer). It’s not for everyone, and the payoff in the final five-ish minutes may leave you breathless (especially if you’ve experienced a similar loss).
Release date: 2023-02-10 Genre:Horror $14.99
Release date: 2022-11-01 Genre:Drama $19.99
Release date: 2023-11-23 Genre:Documentary $12.99
Release date: 2022-10-07 Genre:Drama $14.99
1. Raw... But beautiful - This movie is what I call a "tough watch". It's so well acted (by all the actors - Owen? Amazing!!) that you have to wonder how they took themselves to this place for the duration of the filming. It's a poignant story of someone just making a series of bad decisions and those that have to deal with the repercussions as well as those that unwittingly facilitate the disease. Or, maybe they know. This movie is worthy of all the buzz is getting.
Release date: 2014-03-28 Genre:Drama $4.99
1. Very Romantic - Joaquin Phoenix was amazing as the lonley and charamstic theodore and so as Scarlett Johansson as Samatha who was sweet as a computer program that Theodore communicated with in the enitre film. The acting is fantastic and everything felt real and took place in the real city maybe iam taking this well-written romantic film too seriously but still it's hard for me to judge because it's so sad and important to watch instead of watching the Fifty Shades troilgy watch these romantic movies including Her (Shaun of the Dead, Titanic, Scott Pilgrim, Knocked Up, A Star Is Born and Moonlight) i will recommend those movies.
2. Completely overrated. - Watch it if your curious, but it was very, very disappointing. Mediocre acting and a poor script overall, imo. Very hard to get into and believe what’s happening, let alone “feel” for these characters. And the end was just ridiculous and lackluster. Can’t believe I was so intrigued to watch this. What a bore.
3. Garbage - An extremely ridiculous attempt to tap into the emotionally disconnected youth of today while piggy backing the quirky, “hipster” upper class that are equally as disconnected as the youth of today. Pure propaganda of “we are all equal no matter what way of life we choose”. Pure garbage of a movie.
4. Ughh the future? - When this movie’s previews first came out I was very skeptical! But now it’s , and I guess with time and seeing that the computers can sound so human like (thanks Scarlett) my views have changed! Our world is changing! Computer & Human relationships I don’t necessarily agree with but I guess it’s a thing of our generation! Great film!
5. Waste of time - This was the most boring movie. Watching a guy have a love affair with his iPhone? Really? I can't believe all the great ratings. Did I miss something here? I mean it was almost painful at times watching a great actor play such a ridiculous part. It sounded dumb to begin with but after reading all the great reviews I thought why not. It was as dumb as I suspected.
6. A masterpiece! - Unfortunately, a lot of people aren't smart enough for this movie. This is a work of art. The people who say this movie is boring are completely clueless to the art of film. It's sad to see that some people give this a one out of five stars. Only one of those reviews made a compelling argument. The others just made themselves look stupid and simpleminded. If you're a fan of complex, emotional, deep movies, watch Her. If you like more simple, easy to digest, fun love stories, Her in not for you.
7. A great drama full of authentic human emotion - This is a movie that portrayed complex human emotions in a way I have never seeen before, and you cannot help but feel them as well. Truly this movie was perfectly directed and has an enormous amount of heart. For full enjoyment grab a box of tissues and a good bottle of wine but you will feel this one!
8. A spectacular standout - I saw this two years after it was first released, but still believe that it is the best film I have EVER saw. Joaquin Phoenix was the absolute perfect person to play Theodore; I can't see anyone else playing him. All of the casting was perfect. From the filming, to the phenomenal soundtrack, this film is absolutely sublime. 'Her' shows us how technology impacts our lives is quite phenomenal. It's completely refreshing and revolutionizing to see how our world may be in the near future, and I think that 'Her' is a very accurate representation. Not being a softie myself at all, I found myself tearing up at the end- it was an extremely emotional movie full of humor, sadness, loss, and acceptance- leaving me to have an existential crisis. All in all, I strongly believe everyone should see this movie.
9. I love Her - "Her" is the perfect representation of what we as a society have become when it comes to our reliance and our "relationships" with technology. I enjoyed this movie thoroughally, mostly because I'm one of those people who enjoys complex movies that make a statement about our society. The main character of the movie, Theodore, soon falls in love with his iOS operating system after realizing that she's more real than he expected. In a way, the movie is sickening in the way that the main character, as normal to us as he may seem, is sick in the way that he feels about his system. This futuristic film will make you think twice about what we are becoming as a society and if we will ever become what the film shows.
10. Her - I get it... Modern day ways (social networking and little human interaction) with a futuristic concept of a lonely guy who begins a friendship that somewhat evolves into a verbal / emotional relationship with an operating system. When you watch this movie, you're supposed to let your imagination take you through the emotions of loneliness to infatuation, therefore this movie is about as real as the OS. The creativity is ok and the concept is different, which is cool but the problem is that there is a fuse that is sizzling throughout the movie, which just burns to the end without an exciting BOOM.
11. Timely, provocative and moving - . stars. Smart, wise, moving, by turns pretty funny and very sad. If you see it only as a love-and-robots movie, you're totally missing the point. On the surface, yes, it's a cautionary tale about our increasing absorption in the digital world at the cost of our already limited capacities to form meaningful relationships in the real one. That's a great message for a society where people are forgetting how to speak to or make eye contact with one another because we're all too busy fiddling with our handheld devices. But on a deeper level this movie is really about the difficulties of human relationships, not computer ones -- that's just the operating surface metaphor, and a darn clever and timely one. Jonze's Oscar-winning screenplay does a great job of weaving those two lines. It's also interesting that all the guys are nerds and all the females (including the computerized one) aggressive and take-charge. Not sure if that makes this a feminist or an anti-feminist story, but it does make it an intriguing one. The cast is excellent. Things drag a little toward the end, but then Jonze adds a few more plot points for a very successful and very thought-provoking conclusion. Anyone who has loved and lost and lived to try again will feel what this movie is really about. It'll stick with you for a long time.
12. Complex, Beautiful, and Emotional - It's difficult to briefly describe a film that hits so many points perfectly, but I'll try: Our protagonist is an introvert who bottles up his feelings to point that he avoids signing his divorce papers for years. He understands emotions in an amazing way (just look at the way he writes!), but this comes at the cost of his relationships... The beginning of this film has a couple bumps in the road, but the middle and end are remarkable. You'll definitely be intrigued.
13. Different - Yes, it's a love story. It's sweet, saddening, uplifting, and disappointing. Got that out of the way. What I enjoyed most about this movie is that it presents a different way of thinking and seeing the world and the people you have around you while you do so. There's more than love-life-stories in there. The romance was a great way to bring it about, but there's definitely a few challenging thoughts in it.
14. Surprisingly Good - I wasn’t intrigued by the promotions for this. It seemed a bit cliched to me but, boy, was I wrong. This is a remarkably smart and entertaining film. Everyone does an excellent job. Pair Scarlet Johansson’s voice-only role here with “Under The Skin”, where she barely speaks. In both she is quite compelling. This a terrific film.
15. This Movie is Creepy But Has a Good Human Ending. - This is more of a taste thing but the whole story was creepy to me. Its not a bad movie or poorly executed but rather sad as in the person its about. Sad in the way that this creepy and lonely guy seems slightly delusional and out of touch with reality who finds a computer operating system attractive. Sure it acts human and has a personality that adapts, learns, and grows but its not human. The ending of the movie is the best part. In the end he finds that human relations are the best relations and not articial ones.
16. WOW - so much better than i expected.. had me in my feelings. i wish the ending was idk… different in some way. but the movie is insightful, forward thinking, and honest and i love every bodies performance. Scarlett makes you fall in love with her, through her voice acting alone. you forget she’s a computer and not there on the screen. amazing job, everybody
Release date: 2022-06-24 Genre:Kids & Family $12.99
1. Horrible Film - First off idk who does the ratings at rotten tomatoes but %? What does that mean? This film is annoying. The voice of the shell. The animation. The camera movement reminded me of district . Hands down worst film ever. The entire family disliked it including multiple children between ages -.
2. Cute but no plot - It’s a cute movie and has funny moments but there’s zero plot. It’s literally just a documentary filmmaker following around Marcel to record what he says and does which is random things. Trailer made it seem like there was more of a story or some kind of an adventure which would’ve made the movie much better
3. The Paddington of - Genuine, heartfelt, and at times zen-like in its mocumentary storytelling approach, this is a movie that the world needs right now. Marcel is quirky and endearing without ever getting annoying. There’s so many great one-liners, but it never gets in the way of the heart that drives this film forward. Do not miss out on Marcel the Shell With Shoes On.
4. So adorable & touching - Didn’t really want to see this movie (saw a preview & thought it was kinda weird) but we were staying with my parents during a heat advisory and needed something to do. I now LOVE this movie. It’s adorable, touching and a total soul soother. It’s great for kids & grown-up alike and I encourage everyone to give it a chance because you won’t regret it.
Release date: 2004-12-21 Genre:Comedy $4.99
1. ... - “Your mom goes to college” “Pedro offers you his protection” “There’s like a ton of gangs at this school, one of them asked me to join because I’m pretty good with a bow staff” Those are just a few of the best quotes, if those weren’t funny to you then this movie isn’t for you
2. Didn’t like it when I was younger, but now that I’m I absolutely love it! - Now that I’m older, I can see the genius behind this movie! I now see that Uncle Rico is wanting to go back because everything in the past is better! The humor, the comedy the writing and the art style is sublime! Five stars all the way! I love this movie!
3. “The most unique movie to date” - Now I’ve seen many movies in my time. Some of them stand out from the rest and others are movies that haven’t even been mention in watch mojo. But I think we can all agree that this is The most unique movie to date. I don’t think there is even a film that can compare exactly to the amount of weirdness and humor that this movie achieves. Thank you for such a instant classic.
4. Being bad on purpose is still bad - The transparent laziness of this movie has always had me under the impression that the creators either didn't have the talent to make a genuinely funny movie or they simply didn't care at all, and I refuse to praise mediocrity especially when those involved have spit in the face of the art of film as well as the audience! I challenge anyone to try and explain to me what separates this from any of the bile that Adam Sandler or Tyler Perry have created
Release date: 2022-07-15 $9.99
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2. Excellent - This movie reminded me of a pbs-esque s version of Emily in Paris with likeable characters and not too steamy situations. Charming, and bubbly with a simple story, strong acting, a relaxed but never boring pace and an ending that made me smile. One of the better movies I’ve seen so far this year.
3. Comfort Food for the Soul - Moral of this story: clothes do not make the man; This movie is simply charming and if you need a rainy day escape with your popcorn at hand, watch this tale of Mrs. Harris and her journey to chasing her dream, and along the way, making this world a better place. Oh, and, Paris is always a good idea.
4. GET ME TO PARIS - As someone who loves fashion, and has Paris on my bucket list to visit - this movie is amazing. My friends and I decided to dress up paris chic and get bottles of rosè to drink while we watch it in theaters (yes AMC sells alcohol).. but the old school fashion, and attention to detail, and it has a normal woman as the main character and changing hearts of the snotty upper class members who have always over looked her. One of the best movies.
Release date: 2000-01-21 Genre:Action & Adventure $4.99
1. Possibly the greatest cult movie ever - Nostalgia, connection, awe, originality, You name it. This movie is great and has a special place in my and MILLIONS of others hearts. All those “experts” on rotten tomatoes and all “film critics” for that matter are some of those most pretentious useless people that think they’re important. Majority rules fellas, this movie is /.
Release date: 2023-03-03 Genre:Drama $14.99
Release date: 2000-04-14 Genre:Horror $4.99
1. Arrogantly Obnoxious and Hilarious. - Straight from the opening scene, its pretentiousness is somehow adorable. Bale’s best performance, and arguably made his career. So many quotable lines. This is NOT a horror movie, as it’s categorized. It’s a dark comedy, and maybe one of the best dark comedies ever made. Top movies all-time. The book, however, is a different animal. Not altogether terrible, but a much different tone. I would argue its subtle message (gross elitism, materialism, entitlement) is as valid today as ever. But it’s not preachy or even necessarily intending to really make that point. The ambiguity at the end could be the only real critique I might have, but I’m not sure having any solid closure would have made it any better. It’s pretty flawless, top to bottom.
2. I put this film as. - Ohhh somewhere below mm. But below Silence of The Sheep. Yet the problem with it has been that all psychotics aren’t homeless bums. Majority are respected, dignified, family members and drunk with the power that others give them via awards and praise. John Wayne Gacy. Nuff said.
3. Gotta return the videotapes! - American Psycho is the perfect swtich from the classic Vampire's Kiss which starred Nicolas Cage. American Psycho takes the goolish take from Vampire's Kiss and makes into a stylish crazy loothed genre that follows obessed killer Patrick Bateman (Christian Bale) who is a wall street captain and slowy descents into madness and starts to kill innocent woman and also Paul Allen (Jared Leto) his best friend. Christian Bale's performence is creepy and striking but everytime he descents into madness it's hailrious in a good way. Vampire's Kiss is still a crazy wild ride but American Psycho remains a classic and without a doubt Christian Bale even before he became the Cape Crusader he is still wonderful and creepy at the same time.
4. Dark satire - Bloody and disturbing but also darkly hilarious. Bale is impressive and completely committed to the role. It is a trip through the eyes of a disturbed person but also a satire of obsession with status, materialism and the superficial. But it’s not for everyone and while well made the only actually entertaining moments are derived solely from Bale’s more animated and absurdly bizarre moments.
5. One of the most genius satires ever to be put to celluloid... - This movie is an absolute masterpiece in so many ways. It is an absolutely brilliant satire of late 's yuppie culture - one that is not only deeply disturbing, but also darkly hilarious, uncommonly perceptive, has an impeccable eye for detail, contains flawless acting (particularly from Christian Bale, who is a revelation here), and is imminently quotable ("I have to return some video tapes", "Because I...just...want...to fit in..", etc...). It also expertly depicts the study of a man who is deluded and clearly losing his grasp on reality. I also loved how it portrayed the young 's Wall Street set as so generically interchangeable that both they they themselves and the cops that later got involved with this group had trouble telling many of them apart. There is so much more that I could praise about this film, but I'll run out of space. I'll just advice you this: Pay not attention to the and star reviewers. Those calling it "boring" (those parts are essential to highlight the superficial banality of Bateman and Co's world) or who claim to not understand it I feel aren't meant to be the film's intended audience in the first place. The only legitamite reason I can think to steer clear is if you are severely offended by violence against women (and I am a female). It is an excellent adaptation of the book and an excellent film. I'd call it pretty close to perfection...kinda like the Sea Urchin Cerviche at Dorsia...
6. do you really need my bucks that bad! - come on guys that was awful. don't sell the unrated version as if it is the "un rated" version. that was deeply censored way worse than than book, in an unintended way. i love iTunes; don't make me lose faith. don't try to seem like you are selling something closer to the book, like in this case.
7. american psycho - to be human, or not be human? - it's just one of those films unlike any other .. the year, , manhattan island, new york, there walks a demon in a yuppie's skin, replete with 'valentino couture' suits, to blend in on wall street, 'jean paul gaultier' overnight bags for hiding bodies and 'oliver peoples' glasses so the detective mistakes you for the next guy .. Patrick Bateman speaks as if he's reading the cool 'quote' of the day in every sentence, choosing from a billboard of quotes in his head, everything out of his mouth is some current phrase and colloquialism of only the coolest, hippest regard .. it's this farce within which the 'american psycho' can communicate with 'real' people .. his performance is almost self-aware in a way, not quite breaking the fourth wall, but i feel in on the joke .. it's when Bale starts speaking about music while listening to it, that some of the most memorable parts of the movie derive, the balance between music, narration, and death, perfectly balanced .. Bateman gives a second-by-second review of the song or album, with lush, spot on descriptions rambling about production values and artistic idiosyncrasies .. Bateman's always under cover, speaking of fashion and manners and other people's itinerary's like he's a goddamn library of all things s, and you know what? it works. it works so well that this is one of the most haunting portraits of america and her people because by watching this film, you gaze upon the american dream, and wonder of the cost, because maybe this really isn't as metaphorical as it seems, because something feels quite immediate about the reflection of an america not too far off ..
8. one heck of a movie. - this was the first slasher movie i've ever seen. it was nuts! the ending confused me. but it was all good. but the part where he looks at the screen and it says feed me the stray cat. i found that funny. who ever reads this buy it. its really good. and be sure to buy these other great horror movies on i-tunes: the thing (), the thing (), resident evil, ailen, aliens, and sleepy hollow. hope you enjoy these.
9. Are you people friggin SERIOUS!? - Why am I seeing bad reviews for this awesome movie? What the hell has happened to our generation? People must not like good movies anymore!!! It's a classic movie. Also, even though iTunes doesn't have it, I recommend "Serial Mom," another movie critics have bashed on which is one of my personal favorites. Okay, so what are you doing? Stop reading and go watch both of these movies ALREADY!!!
10. Best Movie - This movie was definitely one of the best movies ever made. It is a brilliant dark comedy with great acting. The whole cast was terrific, especially Bale. Bale's performance made me want to go watch and appreciate all his other films. After watching it countless numbers of times I am still surprised at how brilliant it was made and I still laugh at the comedy parts of the movie. One for the history books.
Release date: 2000-09-05 Genre:Thriller $4.99
Release date: 2011-11-16 Genre:Drama $4.99
1. Could serve as Hawaii, part III - Whereas James Michener's Hawaii was about western missionaries settling in Hawaii, and Micheners The Hawaiians (both based on one book) was about their descendants, this film (not related to Michener) would provide a worthy second sequel. In essence, it is about a family of white landowers )who've had the same land in their family for generations) decide what to do with it. This is not a blockbuster film, but is okay.
2. Caution: Realistic people portrayed in this movie - For viewers that enjoy movies where at least one character has super powers and has to figure out to use them to save the galaxy or characters that can dodge machine gun fire from feet or enjoy a car exploding every five minutes. Sorry you're not going to enjoy movie! This movie has great acting along with a real exploration into the characters. Loved it!
3. Awesome - One of GC's best performances and I loved the plot and I bought this movie. It is funny and sad and true to life's "curve balls" ....as one person in the reviews said...this is funny if you don't think so then you haven't lived like I have ....well I have lived like you have and this is funny....yes its sad too but it ends well...watch it and enjoy...
4. Very long bad drawn out - I won't challenge those who praise the film and I agree that Clooney was great in the film but I don't think it's very entertaining and enjoyable for all audiences. It depends on which genre you prefer and genuinely enjoy. If you like thought provoking dramas, this would be worth the time otherwise I wouldn't expect much. The movie was very mundane and lackluster. Not much happens overall. I wasn't impressed by much. Younger audiences might not enjoy it as much as older audiences. But the performances are emotionally charged but the film is very gloomy at it's core and might leave an eerie, melancholic feeling.
5. Emotional with Hawaiian history, well done! - Emotionally involving ups and downs of family life is done so well that you don’t even realize until it is over that you learned a lot about Hawaii. I was completely involved in this film and never disappointed. Even when I was upset by something I ended up thinking “I hope I would act like that…” Casting was perfect!
6. Shallow, undramatic, and unbelievable. - Why in the world was this movie nominated? The characters are shallow and the plot unbelievable. I would NOT call this film nuanced. I would call it Flat. The dying mom who is the center of the plot is more of a prop than a real living being that had any meaning or history with this family. I did not get the impression that any of these people (her parents, husband and daughters) even knew who she was, cared about her, and shared any history. All the characters lacked any dimension, feeling, drama etc. Sorry, but I don't get the hype. Dumb.
7. My favorite movie of all time! - It knocked out American Beauty from my number one movie of all time. This movie was really enlightening, endearing, raw, and delightful to watch. I thought George Clooney's performance in Syriana was his best performance in all his movies until this movie came along. Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller were fantastic and just filled with raw emotions. I was also excited to see Matthew Lillard back on screen with a more serious role. Shout out to the entire cast for their excellent acting and more importantly to the man who put this all together Alexander Payne.
8. Definitely a - This is amazing. I loved this movie. The description of it sounds boring, but something about it is just amazing. I've seen it at least times now. Amara Miller and Nick Krause are both hilarious! Nick a stoner and Amara a spaz. Shailene Woodley and George Clooney were phenomenal. I suggest you buy it so that you can watch it over and over. And the music. Holy crap, the music was outstanding. Hi'ilawe being my favorite. The music is fun and exciting. And it gives the movie an authentic feel. This is a must see film!!!
9. Best Movie of thanks to George Clooney! - was a pretty decent year for movies-The Help and The Artist were among my top picks-but my favorite of the year was definitely The Descendants. The cinematography, writing, acting and story could not have been more perfect. Shailene Woodley and Amara Miller who played the daughters were a revelation and well George cemented himself as Hollywoods top actor and my favorite actor next to Sean Penn. His performance was pure movie magic. Oscar you got the actor one wrong. George deserved it-hands down-I loved Jean but George took it.
10. great movie - I cannot actually explain why I liked this movie so much. If you were to tell me what it was about, I probably would not even choose to see it. I ended up renting it on a trip because it was rated very highly by the critics (which I don't usually care about). But I really enjoyed it and even watched it again with my wife. The movie was sad and hopeful at the same time. George Clooney was excellent.
Give it a try.
11. How is this a comedy? - Although it was a good movie and it did grow on me, I don't know how they can submit this as a comedy, nothing about it is funny. George Clooney's character Matt King goes through a very rough patch with finding out that his dying wife cheated on him and friends knew about it, trying to connect with his daughters and a business deal that could change an entire Hawaiian Island that involves his dying wife's lover…the only person that could have pulled off making that funny is Leslie Nielsen.
12. Very disappointing. Oscar winner?? Really??? - I never write reviews, and I like Clooney but he and this movie were such a disappointment. It only has about half a plot (its more a social message than a movie) and it exposes Clooney's acting limitations. I wouldn't bothered to even write a review but when I saw it won an Oscar, I felt compelled.
13. Mmmeh! - Well, I really wanted to like this movie… And I was prepared to like it… And somehow, I just couldn't get through it. I had to stop after a while… The drug/alcohol/family dysfunction/disconnect issues were certainly present… And it was certainly "holding the mirror up" to the situation…. But maybe it's just that I was not in the mood to see all the flailing about --- and the main character feeling victimized when he really is just as much a part of the diseased and dysfunctional family as his dead wife was… Is he REALLY surprised that she was (spoiler alert!) having an affair--- when he was so emotionally unavailable to her during her lifetime? And what was the source of their disconnect? And what is his role in the family in which alcohol is working to take them all down? Denial…? Escapism…? Avoidance….? Enabling….? Ya think? Who knows, maybe as the film went on, he woke up to his own part in the whole tragic event…. And maybe he woke up to the disease that they are somehow, some way, gonna have to deal with--- even though the alcoholic is gone…. Or maybe not. I may never know…. Cause I just didn't have the patience to tolerate the whole thing till the end of the film… Well, that's just me… And I guess we're all entitled to our own experience and opinion. I'm sure there are plenty of people who really dig this film. And I have really liked Alexander Payne's work in the past--- Moving forward, I wish him very well.
14. Hard to say about this one.... - There was nothing bad at all about this movie. The acting was great, the story was unique and unpredictable. I do have to say as soon as Shailine Woodley's character Alexandra entered the picture, the movie became a lot more interesting. But there IS something a little "off" about this flick that I just can't put my finger on. I didn't love it but it was well done.
15. Just didn't enjoy despite having high hopes - I agree that there is something off about this movie. I understand the plot fine, it was just an uncomfortable movie but not in the way it should have been given the plot. There was also something uncomfortable for me about seeing the mother in her hospital bed in so many scenes. I understand that is reality but it just didn't feel right. Acting was very good (aside from the guy friend, he was random) but it didnt mesh together well.
16. Something about it is… off. - The whole concept seems like an unlikely storyline for a dramedy (emphasis on the comedy part). A widower traveling across the Hawaiian islands to go confront the man his late wife was sleeping with? The performances lack a certain realism and the dialogue is a tad sitcom-y. I thought Shaliene Woodley did a fantastic job both comedically and dramatically. However, George Clooney's performance seemed almost cynical. Each word he spoke was intimidating enough to shake off his character's intentions of portraying certain emotions like civility or regret. At times he played Matt King very impressively, but this movies outlook on such a tragic event and putting it in this kind of context did not mesh together as well as you'd expect from writer/director Alexander Payne.
17. Please read - I'm astounded to se people saying this was boring and bad. Obviously they don't understand the true point of the movie then. This captures emotion and reactions so well. I mean think, your wife's dying and she had been cheating on you-where the hell does that leave you? The family reacts like most family's would. It's not over acted and it's definitely worth your time to watch.
18. Good Movie - George Clooney was great in his role as a husband who has to make some tough decisions. I found myself wondering what I would do if it was me. He was a father who worked way too much to have time for his wife and children. Then life as he knew it came to a halt when his wife ended up in critical condition from a boating accident. I thought he handled himself very well when her affair was divulged and in spite of the circumstances, he bonded with his oldest daughter.
Release date: 2002-02-15 Genre:Comedy $4.99
1. LOVE at first .. LAUGH out loud..! HA HA HA.! - What a funny film .. Brilliantly hilarious for the cerebral funny bone, their subversive brand of humor, "Broken Lizard" comedy troupe film 'Super Troopers"provide the mayhem. This movie is exactly like so many other classic comedy films I love like "Trading Places/Fletch" ... I have seen it so many times I have it memorized, however, when I'm channel surfing and it is on I watch it like a trained seal... I know I am not alone in finding this particular film"GREAT..!" and much deserving of a SUPER TROOPERS .....which is on the way..
2. Puerile, Childish, Genius! - Listen, if you're looking for a filler between screenings of Downtown Abbey this isn't for you. I like Downtown Abbey, not knocking it. But as long as you can relax, not take yourself too seriously and enjoy yourself, you will in all likelihood enjoy this movie. It's better than Animal House, American Pie or any other sophomoric comedy you can come up with. Beer fest is good as well, but this is Broken Lizard's magnum opus.
3. Wonderful. - Unequivocally one of the most uniquely engaging comedies I’ve ever seen, Super Troopers combines wonky antics with a rural charm to serve up laughs for nearly every one of the film’s one hundred minutes. A number of my fellow professional critics, stuffed up in their comfy up-scale homes, have noticeable issues relating to Broken Lizard’s every-man comedic style. I pity them.They’re missing out on what I consider to be THE cult comedy of the last fifteen years.
4. Stupidly hilarious - If you looking for a good plot, don't buy this movie....If you are looking for great acting, don't buy this movie..... If you are looking for a movie to watch with the kids,DEFINITELY don't buy this movie......BUT if you want to watch a movie that will leave you laughing until you cry this is the movie you want to buy!!!!!
5. I'm freaking out, man - Is this the best meovie ever made? No, on a lot of levels, but it is one of the funniest movies ever made. It doesn't matter that all the ensemble knows about police work seems to come from being pulled over (a lot) or the plot is just enough to hold a series of cop- based skits together; it ends up working and holding up to repeated viewings. Meow!
Release date: 2023-01-20 Genre:Drama $14.99
Release date: 2022-11-16 Genre:Thriller $14.99
1. Pleasant surprise - LOVE IT - I went in thinking it was an action/ drama splash but it was less dark and (hmmm) more light. Movie does not delve deeply into what each person’s life up to this point, but it accepts them and wishes them well. You want to watch this! People - it’s a chicken soup for the soul production. So simply put your heart/ soul are left in a good place after it’s finished. Love the Australian cast - when they speak it’s melody to my ears. Plus a Hemsworth man is in it - bonus! Wow what talent/looks concentrated in one gene pool. And Crow - well done. One small bit that pushed the script drama for me ‘ the news is going to hit my daughter with a train’ (or something to that effect. It was too much. But other than that people - listen to it - life is a game of Karma, Physics..’ and I think the last was chance’. One of my favorite ways of describing it! Yes. Yes it is.
2. Phil Hellmouth Looks A Lot Like Russell Crowe - Didn’t know Phil Hellmouth was a talented actor but he shines in the lead role of this fine film. I would have chosen Russell Crowe for the lead actor role cause this is the kind of movie he’s made for but Hellmouth obviously has a better poker face.
Release date: 2023-01-13 Genre:Horror $14.99
1. UNLIKE ANYTHING YOU’VE EVER SEEN!!! - Watch this movie in the dark and with the subtitles on. It’s a lot easier to understand the sounds you’re hearing while watching the movie. Very little acting. Very little screen time for the actors. Very different than anything you’ve EVER WATCHED BEFORE!! It will creep you out if you stuck with it. Only for the TRUE FANS of the horror genre.
2. Uniquely terrifying experience - This movie really pulled me in. I felt helpless, confused, and terrified. The lack of visual stimulation allowed my mind to go absolutely insane with imagination. The ending leaves you questioning everything. There are some very dark moments sprinkled in that made my stomach sink. There are a few thinks I may have added or changed to make this even better. Although, I have my own unique preferences for what really terrifies me. This invoked a Blair Witch type feeling in me. Congratulations to the director. I hope to see something else in the future.
3. Bad, very, very bad - Not sure what they are trying to achieve with this but it really did not work. I lasted minutes before reverting bk to itunes to check the updated review comments which only confirmed my thoughts. Artsy?...no. Scary...no. Interesting in any way shape or form... NO. DO NOT BOTHER.
4. Not for everyone, but… - For those who love analog horror, this is fantastic. Everyone giving a this a one star is only doing so because they expected something else and what they got wasn’t something they were used to seeing. It’s a very weird movie, very unconventional, but it’s beautifully done, and really taps into a very specific type of fear that many children have experienced
5. You have to really immerse yourself to enjoy it - Unless you’re really willing to take this movie in, by truly imagining this is real and an older ’s VHS— you’re not going to enjoy it. I see what the director was going for, but it’s definitely a love or hate type of horror. Don’t expect much action, but do expect lulls of nothingness, but ambience and eerie camera shots
6. Divisive But Brilliant - I loved the original short this was based on and this was even better. It’s not for everyone as not much happens and there isn’t a million jump scares or the usual crap horror movies today have. What you do get is camera angles and cinematography that makes you feel tense and have a feeling of dread the entire movie. And if you can make it the first minutes to where the “voice” starts talking to the children, it gets really freaky and just gets scarier as the movie goes on. Again, not for everybody but I definitely recommend at least trying to make it to those first minutes and once you get there and things start really getting freaky, it’ll grasp and pull you in
7. Literally the worst movie I’ve seen - I try not to be negative, but I can’t sit here and not warn others about this film. People want to act like they are so “smart” and get this movie, but it’s nothing. I couldn’t even finish it. If your want to throw your money away. Go head, but it’s filmed horribly. Nothing is going on, and it’s just like clips of the wall. You’ve been warned.
8. Great Flick - The people that are giving this movie a bad score, didn’t understand it. Judge for yourself!
I'd like to point out that this movie is analog horror. It doesn't use the same scare tactics that Hollywood is predictable for. This is a new horror trend that is MASSIVE on YouTube. Learn to grow and experience scary in new ways.
9. Not for Everyone - Is it right to judge a movie on its accessibility? I don’t know, but this a film certainly not accessible to everyone, and certainly not the majority of filmmakers. But I can’t deny it’s craft, or it’s atmosphere. The director said he was aiming for his entire film to have the feeling of when you fell asleep watching tv, then woke up in the early AM and something doesn’t… feel quite right. Like you’re haunting your own house. This film impeccably success in that aspect, and it’s questionable if it would’ve been achieved had he filmed it a different way. My main issue is that it’s genuinely difficult to tell what is going on, and you only hear through extremely (and purposefully) poor audio what is happening. And it just doesn’t quit work in that aspect. A film still must succeed as a storytelling experience. Here we have an amazing experience, but I can’t quite tell you what that experience is. Still, it’s worth a watch if you’re up for the task of watching it, and I can’t deny that it leaves a great impression. I look forward to where this film’s success leads, and certainly the director’s future endeavors.
10. Not Worth Your Time - I love horror movies. All kinds. High art. Blockbusters. B movies. Slashers. Demon possession. This was incredibly wack. The story
Was empty and relied on distorted audio and “Lofi” vhs filters. It has WHOLE min of weird horror but there was no connective tissue that made this worth while. Wasted my time.
11. Mixed feelings - This move created a very creepy atmosphere, but had some major flaws. For one, we maybe see the actors for like -minutes of the whole film. It would’ve made me feel more connected to the characters if we saw more of them (granted you see little bits of them here & there). Secondly, the ending deserved better it just left me feeling unsatisfied with the film. The shots they took were great at making the viewer unsettled, especially if you watch it alone at night with the volume high. Don’t expect this to be a normal horror movie, it’s more of a sensory horror movie if anything. Still though, the creepy atmosphere they created was better than what other modern horror movies try to accomplish. /
12. No way this is real - How in the world can anyone possibly sit through more than minutes of this garbage? This is literally the worst movie I have ever seen in my entire life. I sat for minutes in a movie theater watching this atrocity. minutes I’ll never get back. Why was this not made into a short film? This was just absolutely horrible filmmaking. Seriously terrible. I hated everything about it. I don’t need minutes of the worst camera shots and dislike you can barely understand. I seriously despise this movie. How in the world was this ever released theatrically? This is horrible filmmaking. Literally any one of us who had sit through this garbage could make the same exact movie. What a disgrace to cinema.
13. Up to you - This movie being good or bad is heavily up to your interpretation of it. The low fidelity visual and auditory choices that went into production really show how little you’re supposed to be getting as a viewer. The big complaint is that nothing happens this whole movie, but that’s honestly the point, you’re getting half of everything. Half the dialogue isn’t clear, half the shots you can’t clearly see what’s happening, you get the other half by trying to make sense of it all. It’s your imagination and thoughts playing off this ambiguity, making the movie frightening. Don’t get me wrong, the movie is plenty unsettling on its own, but you really will feel like a kid again when you think you see something in the dark but you’re not sure.
Release date: 2009-04-21 Genre:Drama $4.99
1. WANT TO SEE A REAL DRAMA? - / The Wrestler is one of the most honest, genuine, and realistic movies I’v seen ever, period. It tells the heartbreaking tale of a New Jersey wrestler Randy, as he copes with his growing love for a stripper and his heart problems. He’s broke, so broke in fact that he can’t even pay for his trailer and has to go to pay phones every time he wants to make a call. When he has a heart attack after a match his doctor says he can’t wrestle anymore. So, with his career basically over, Randy tries to rekindle his relationship with his estranged daughter. Things don’t go very well. Im not going to spoil it for you because I think you should definatly see it. Darren Arronosky really shows the talents that have gained him a massive cult audience. Wonderful, wonderful movie.
2. Captivating - Mickey Rourke puts in the performance of a lifetime. The story of this tragically flawed hero is captivating and emotionally-charged. The documentary feel to the filmmaking is awesome, adding so much to the feel of the film. Impressively made and written. The lack of resolution is fitting, yet could have been a bit less melodramatic and provided some measure of finality to the story. Still, a really incredible movie that is a must see.
3. The accolades are deserved! - It's easy to garner so much praise on Mr. Rourke for this role. He is in every scene and doesn't waste a single one of them. Some of us remember him in Diner and Angel Heart and know what he's capable of... it came as no surprise. But there was a lot more to this film, including Mr. Aronofsky's direction, Marisa Tomei in her best performance ever (including My Cousin Vinny) and a stellar soundtrack. This movie should have done WAY better at the Oscars. Truly snubbed.
4. A - An emotional roller coaster set in a realistic and gritty world created by choice and cosequence. I loved this movie for it's substance and depth diquised in what SEEMS like a straight forward plot. Can't imagine anyone else pulling off this role as Rourke did. Too many people get stuck on aesthetics in movies. Look deeper and you'll discover what an emotional powerhouse of a movie this is and how Rourke absolutely nailed the role. As for the ending, good movies always leave some part to the imaginiation. Great, Great, Great, Great movie.
5. Darren Aronofsky Never Ceases to Amaze - I believe this is one of the greater films that comes along every years or so, because it is so unflinching, so phenomenal it really tugs at the heart strings as well as entertaining its audience. Mickey Rourke gives an amazing, Oscar-snubbed performance as an aging wrestler. The character (Randy "The Ram") is a tired, old man. He pops pills and is a regular down at the strip club. His estranged daughter (Evan Rachel Wood) probably hates him and his love life is built on trying to have a relationship with his stripper friend (Marisa Tomei). His degrading day job as a supermarket employee is only enough to help make rent and drug payments, but when he steps into the ring, the crowd cheering his name, his opponent's blood splattered on the floor, he feels alive and young. It's a heartbreaking performance by Rourke, but it's well worth watching. It's an embodiment of something Rourke himself has been; a broken shell of a man once at the top of his game, now lonely, dying, and lost. The direction, by Darren Aronofsky (who has become my very favorite director: Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) is revolutionary. It's no fairy tale; Randy has to rebuild his life all on his own. And that's just fine with him.
6. Wrestling fans will love this movie! - Mostly wrestling fans & people with an open mind will appreciate what this movie has to offer. People who follow wrestling will understand the synopsis of The Wrestler! Mickey Rourke officially make his comeback! He gives an incredible performance! I love this film! It is said that this flick is based on Jake "The Snake" Roberts. The only thing missing was the snake so I could see the similarities. Wrestling is Randy's whole life so the ending makes sense. It will make you remember long after the credits finish rolling!
7. WOW Mickey Rorke turns in a solid Winner - I have followed Mickey Rourke for a very long time, many had had written him off as finished. I have no doubt that Mickey (like many of us)
has gone down some wrong roads and some paths that should have been avoided. Mr. Rourke was a good friend of Tupac Shakur he visited him in jail and they spent time over seas together. Mickey is a " for real dude " that means take him or leave him you get what you see. I would be remiss if I did not go back to The Pope of Greenwich Village, at the time I though this to be among Mickey's best. I would have to correct myself and say that the Wrestler is by far the best, as you watch this great piece of cinamatography it is as though you are living the experience with Mickey, his portrayal is so " dead on " you get the feeling that he is truly pouring every bit of his life's experience into the character, at times it is difficult to discern the separation of Randy ( the character ) from Mickey. I believe every up and mostly the downs that he encounters in this film reflect actual obstacles he has had to encounter. This film is dark and at the same time gives the viewer a keen insight into the unseen side of professional wrestling, the guys that are not the Superstars and the remains of physical abuse and mental anguish. If you are suimish and deplore violence don't watch this one, however if you want to still be saying to yourself Wow what a film minutes after it has gone off this is the one. Oh yeah The Boss Bruce Springsteen brings added value to an already work of genuis and a masterpiece of acting. Great ensemble cast too. Well worth the watch. Mickey you deserve the acculades...
8. It's All About the Game and How You Play It - Anyone who expected the campiness of "Ready to Rumble" is going to be disappointed from watching this film. This film takes a gritty, hard-nosed look at life from the perspective of an independent wrestler. The story's main character is the most human portrayal of a wrestler that I have ever seen on film, up to this point. Mickey Rourke is amazing. Marisa Tomei doesn't look like she has aged a day since "My Cousin Vinny".
9. Wrestling with yourself - A buddy and I were recently talking about 's actors and what had happened to them. Of course, Mickey Rourke's name came up. He was one of the memorable faces on the silver screen along side some of the hottest actresses of the time. I remember his young mug in, The Pope of Greenwich Village with Daryl Hannah and Eric Roberts. Then all of a sudden off the radar. Once in a while you'ld hear a rumour of him boxing, but, no acting. The Wrestler marks his comeback back to the silver screen. He is conflicted as only an artist of his stature can be. The movie is about the human tragedy of aging. Of realizing that life is short and that one must make the best of it at all times. This movie is a must see especially if you want be taken for a ride inside the human element were life meets reality. Mickey Rourke hits gold in this movie he is the star we remember him to be but all grown up.
10. Words Can't Describe!! - This movie blew my mind away! This movie exceeded my expectations in every way possible! The acting is done tremendously, and it feels so real you can put yourself right into the movie! Definitely will play with your emotions; one moment you're on the edge of your seat during a brutal wrestling match, and the next moment you feel extremely depressed for the main character...Must watch for any movie lover! One of the best movies by far in the past few years!
11. One of the best movies ever - This Film has introduced me to Mickey Rourke. Besides the cool name, he made this movie. Either this film was based on him, or whatever, he totally deserved his Golden Globe award for this. Having Sean Penn win for Milk, he did an excellent job, and always makes me see his movies, but I truly think it was both of them who did the best. YOu cant say this movie, or this movie is better than This movie, theyre all good. And they always will for years and years to come. they'll always be spectacular and what movies are all about.
12. The Wrestler - Tedious - I download this movie to watch on the airplane and found myself looking out the window more than watching the movie. The script was quite tedious and I found myself bored through most of the movie. The action was slow, the intelligence level was low, and the people were boring.
13. The Wrestler - Ratings should be between R and X for some content - There is explicit sex in small parts of this movie. So despite the hype, be forewarned this is not for younger audiences at all. That aside, this is not only a tragedy but a realistic expose of the real world of wrestling. Is wrestling real? You bet it is! Is it choreographed? Only to ensure wrestlers aren't mortally wounded or crippled.
14. great film - wow. first, i love darren aronofsky, he's probably the most cerebral filmmaker in hollywood. Mickey Rourke was fantastic. A great, great actor. The depth of emotion potrayed is a testament to each actor's courage and to Aronofsky's skill behind the camera. A deep, dark, and truthful film that doesn't try to explain away human flaws. If you haven't seen Aronofsky's other films, go get them now.
15. I don't get it... - I see that I am in the minority but I have to say, What the ???? Yeah this was good acting by Mickey Rourke but it was one of the slowest and most depressing movies i've seen in a long time. I seriously contemplated slitting my wrists after watching it. I'm not a wrestling fan but I would have rather watched the wrestling. Depressing!
16. "Requiem for a Heavyweight" for the st Century - The Wrestler is a great, heartbreaking tale that is Mickey Rourke's redemption song and a dark look into the world of pro wrestling. Rourke plays a washed-up wrestler named Randy "The Ram" Robinson, famous in the s but now broke, doped-up on steroids, and estranged from his daughter. However, this is not another "Rocky" movie or some other comeback-special movie. Instead, this is more like Anthony Quinn's "Requiem for a Heavyweight": the tale of a once-great pro athlete reduced to nothing. Mickey Rourke really does live up to the hype in his portrayal of The Ram, both in- and out-of the ring. When he has his final confrontation with his daughter (brilliantly played by Evan Rachel Wood), as much as you feel for Wood's character, you still feel sorry for The Ram as he tries hard to redeem himself but still messes it up. Marisa Tomei more than redeemed herself for her ridiculous Oscar win in her portrayal of a stripper that ends up being the only friend The Ram has. However, the movie belongs to Rourke, as his character falls into the abyss, with the roar of the crowd and his memories being his only consolation. Be prepared to cry your eyes out, and to finally realize why there are so many dead pro wrestlers.
17. Good Movie. Great Performance. - I liked the movie a lot. It was a good story that was well-written and well-directed. The film didn't blow me away, but it was very entertaining, and I thought it should have at least been nominated for best picture. Rourke is the film. There was talk about other actors who were supposed to get this role, but anyone else, and it's a different film, and not as good. He looked the part, took bumps like a wrestler, and acted like one. This has to be in the conversation of greatest film performances by an actor. I thought he should have gotten the Oscar.
18. Sad and Pessimistic - This is a so-so movie, but very sad. The life of the main character is not very inspiring at all. At then end you just feel sorry for the wrestler and for yourself for watching this movie. Some scenes are grotesque in terms of violence. The sexual scene is kind of strong for minors. Don't watch this with kids.
Release date: 2015-10-06 Genre:Horror $12.99
1. No way - percent on RT.... Can’t be.. I couldn’t even finish it. This is such a farce. The movie was typical of what you would expect of a pretty young woman alone in a building. Imagine it before you watch it. And you’ve probably nailed it but the special effects in your brain will be much better. Don’t waste your time
2. Most Chilling Thriller I've Seen In Years - I'm a horror/ thriller junkie and when this came on Netflix I decided to give it a shot. I am SO glad I did. This film is one of the most unsettling thrillers I've ever seen, and they achieved so much with so little. There are very few special effects, not even a whole lot of jump scares. Almost everything is conveyed via the actress's reaction (she does an excellent job), and with very small, quick details that add to the overall atmosphere.
3. Horrifying - I love horror movies but I'm not a big fan on paranormal movies. They usually take forever to get to the climax and you get two seconds of so called scariness. This movie balanced it all out with horror after horror never giving you a break with an amazing ending. I had to stop watching it multiple times bc it was so intense
4. Well Done Bravo!! - This was the first movie in a long time time that really gave me the creeps. I enjoyed the acting I thought she did a great job playing a rookie cop. I would recomend renting this or even buying it. It makes for a good evening of jumps and frights. No real explanation to the story,but thats what is used to add more suspence to the atmosphere of the film. Your left with wanting to know more about what happened. Antway great film imo! It's been a while having to wait for a good horror flick to come out, I hope there will be more like this coming soon!
5. Lead Actress, J. Harkavy is fierce & awesome! Great Movie! - Great movie, I highly recommend it. The lead actress, Juliana Karkavy, gives a fierce and amazing performance. She will have your attention from begging to end. The Director Anthony DiBlasi style is extremely engaging, graceful and will have you jumping in your seat with some great surprises. The movie is "Last Shift" and hopefully more to come by him. All in all, an excellent movie. KUDOS!
6. Loved it! - It's about time a really good horror movie like this came out. Im a huge horror movie fan that will watch good and bad horror movies just because. This one is by far the best one that I've seen this year next to As Above So Below. I love this movie through in and through out not to mention the twist at the end was pretty awesome! I wish more horror movies like this would release more often. Running out of good ones to rent. Definitely stars.
7. Surprisingly Good - I went into this movie thinking it would be mediocre at best and it really surprised me. It had a solid atmosphere and idea, the story was a bit off but still good, and the scares were pretty good. The ending was a bit slow and didn't make as much sense as the rest, but I am forgiving since it was still decent. Worth watching.
8. Very surprised! - I'm a huge horror fanatic so they're really aren't many horror films in here I haven't seen but I kept passing by this one and think, eh..maybe when it's on Netflix. So it's on Netflix and I watched it and I have to say that there are many genuinely frightening scenes in this and I haven't seen anything that actually had real scares in a good while. Simply put, the main actress is really good, it's definitely scary and it holds your attention throughout. Well worth the rental and/or purchase price. Check this one out.
9. Decent film with an amazing lead actress - I am giving this movie an extra star for the lead actress’ performance alone; she sold this entire film, and it wouldn’t have been any good without her. The story was pretty decently realized, with some “Jacob’s Ladder”-like inspirations that were well implemented, but it wasn’t very scary. The jump scares were not effective, and while the visuals were certainly creepy and disturbing, they weren’t horrifying in the slightest. Watch it for Juliana Harkavy’ s performance. She deserves to be a superstar.
Release date: 2022-10-28 Genre:Thriller $19.99
1. Excellent Eye Opening Thriller - Memorable film about corruption, misogyny, religion and politics in a conservative Muslim country. The female journalist is very well portrayed: passionate yet prone to do stupid things in the name of justice. She has her own form of zealotry and you don’t always root for her. The director reveals the killer’s identity early on which kills the thrill a bit, but you see him at home and work (being normal), then of course, at night, being abhorrent. You must see this film! Grade:
Release date: 2015-10-09 Genre:Thriller $9.99
1. Female Rapists on Knock Knock? - I would like to elaborate more about this film and how it made me realize that the women in this Knock Knock film are actually narcissist rapists who seduce men and rape them for their own benefit form of pleasure in taking advantage of male victims in their own favor. Because I only watch this movie once and never will again watch it-it’s very sickening that it makes me feel like this is real life in my personal experience. I wish today that I never watched this film because I thought it wasn’t bad enough for me to watch it when they had mixed reviews from the critics who have failed to mention anything about rape or sexual violence in the film.
2. All I wanted was some justice - I watched this movie and now I literally hate the entire world and everyone and everything and I don't think I will ever be happy again. One reviewer said they thought people probably responded negatively because the movie was unpredictable and required viewers to use their brains. The only thing I had to use my brain for was to keep my skull from caving in as I beat my head against the wall when the ending credits started. By the way, I'm typing with my knuckles because I cannot unclench my fists. Someone needs to be punched, and I think that someone is me--for holding out hope until the very end.
3. Not worth - Neo-Dada, psycho art abortion (likely driven by out-of-control estrogen levels) - For once the reviewers were right! What a waste. Reeves must be really hard up if he took this job willingly? Maybe he was coerced into it? Had to scrub through the remainder of the movie from the point at which I already knew the outcome (mostly), about ¼ of the way through! I don’t see the point of even making the movie: except as an excuse to sell a product: this a great example of non-art purely for money. The I spent for a rental (and the total never changed to , so I am beginning to worry that Apple iTunes is going to try to charge me .?) was not worth it. There is NOTHING to redeem this movie. This is pretty much the sort of fantasy a rich gen-Xer daughter of a B-movie Hollywood producer might dream up while bored and hanging at the mall. It is utterly devoid of value or meaning. So, unless you are devoid of interconnected living neurons — or are a Hollywood producer’s kid hanging at the mall, bored (in which case definition might also fit), then I would not waste a second on this nonsense. Now you are warned. This could be described as Neo-Dada, psycho art abortion (likely driven by out-of-control estrogen levels). I really wish there were negative stars?
4. Really Not That Bad - Especially if you caught it for a cemt rental. Sure it could've have been a bit better, and Keanu could have perhaps been more consistent, but it's a fun and entertaining flick. If you're not in the mood for a epic period piece and want something a little brain free, check it out. Just don't bother with the preview, it gives too much away. Mr. Anderson did flash a little chops during his free pizza rant and well, it's fun.
5. Horrible - I wish I hadn't spent $ to rent this. Eli Roth movies are usually violent, not this one. There's a lot of build up and tension but no pay off. No brutality, just some dumb girls acting like dumb girls and Keanu trying to be serious.
The only serious part about this film is it was seriously horrible.
6. Horrible and Crap! - I seriously just wasted my time watching the whole movie to get a really Horrible ending. Plus I really don't get how he can't handle two chicks. Really bad plot, but I think that the movie sends out a message to NEVER let anyone in your home no matter who they are. Everything else was just horrible and crap.
7. It's meant to be camp - It's too bad that people don't seem to realize that this is meant to be pure camp. I felt that Keanu's scenes with his wife and kids were a bit forced, but once they left and the girls arrived, I thought he did a good job. On a purely shallow note, he looks great and the sex scene is pretty hot. Of the two girls, I felt like Lorenza Izzo was a stronger actress. She was sexy and scary. I didn't love the ending, but I found it to be a totally enjoyable guilty pleasure.
8. MISTAKES in this MOVIE - I gave it STARS just for entertainment's sake . First mistake NOBODY ACTS like those girls in real life , unless they're on certain stuff ( drugs ) and the director Eli Roth left that out , because those girls looked healthy to me , regardless of their age . Two , what's up with that ending ????? I really expected something a different ending . The writer's could've made this a STAR movie .
9. Pass Pass - I wouldn’t recommend this film if your only option is to pay for it. It looks nice and the women are pretty. When you get down to the writing and execution it is the most bland thing I’ve ever watched. I don’t know if they were running low on funds or time but it could have been better with stronger actors, maybe the Mara sisters and a different male lead. Keanu is a beautiful man who might be a vampire because he hasn’t aged in years but he still gives the passion of a turnip when he is acting.