Release date: 2022-11-18 Genre:Drama $19.99
Release date: 2022-09-23 Genre:Drama $19.99
1. A bad rehash of stepford wives - The below the line details were amazing. The costumes, the set design and even the cinematography. The screen play was deeply flawed and often contradicted itself. I think the director fell in love with the idea of making some grand commentary on society, but forgot to think of anything that was actually relevant and intelligent. Florence Pugh was exceptional as always. The supporting cast like Chris Pine did very well. Harry Styles was absolutely miscast. From his consistently dodgy accent that they attempt to explain away to his overall awkward demeanor, he was out of place and completely overshadowed by Florence Pugh. The film was some strange mix of the Stepford wives and the matrix, and had massive plot holes. It was somehow overly long, but the ending was very rushed and anti-climatic. The director’s repeated commentary on the film’s focus on female pleasure is absolutely bizarre considering Florence’s character’s actual situation with her husband in the film (non consensual). The screenplay and overall directing of the film reads like someone who is obsessed with the feminine mystique and has a very surface level understanding of feminism. Olivia Wilde really thinks she did some thing that she absolutely did not accomplish. Not worth anyone’s time.
2. I am Harry styles girl - Everyone wants to steal my boy He mine and he belong to me Harry styles is mine for the last time He love me so much and I am happy And he is my man he always will be there for me I can’t live without him and I need him more than anything in this world He is my baby and he knows about me It’s not going to change me and you Night change me and you And when I look at you you have my back And I don’t I am not alone I have you I am yours and you are mine
3. Have I Seen This Before - Most likely Spoilers based on some inference. I wanted to dismiss the critical reviews, and was hoping for this to be a good film, but I was wrong. The entire idea seems like a re-tread of ideas I have already seen. But, what’s worse about this movie, is that that it is missing so much up throughout. This giant idea for the story was reduced to a single experience. Although, Pugh was great in the movie, her story made the scope seem smaller. I do understand why a writer might believe this would make it feel more personal and perhaps creepy or scary, but it still leads to plot holes. The reasoning for all of it just seems so trite and simplified, and hastily thrown in during the third act. This truly was the biggest disappointment. Any viewer will be able to piece together the simplified reasoning, since it was so elementary. But, it does the entire story a disservice. Basically, I ended it feeling like I had watched an overly long Black Mirror episode, that was more shallow than most. Or that Wilde saw a season of Black Mirror and said “Ah, ha!” No bigger questions about the world we live in were brought into the film, or the choices and consequences of making these choices. It was reduced on many levels to such basic reasoning, and that is just weak.
4. Don’t Listen To The Negative Reviews - I went into this movie very skeptic because of all the negative reviews I was hearing. After watching it, I don’t see what the fuss was about. As much as I’m not a fan of Harry Styles, he did great. I don’t see why everyone was hating on the guy. Florence Pugh was amazing as always. The film was enjoyable and mind boggling. If you’re into psychological, this is one you’ll truly enjoy. Definitely worth a watch!
5. Not as bad as people are saying. - It’s not exactly an original premise, but it’s performed in a mostly compelling way. I do think this is misgenre’d and would serve better as a drama/mystery rather than a thriller. The acting is well done, the costumes are great, the cinematography is awesome. The ending felt a bit rushed in terms of how people responded to the changes. Almost too instinctual. I would still give this movie a watch. I don’t want to compare it to other movies to not give away too much about this one.
6. Worth once a watch - The movie has a great start with the mid century take and interior, but then ascends during the mid of the story but falls so quickly towards the ending and falls so abruptly. Florence mainly carries the movie (let’s be real) Harry Styles did way better than I ever thought he would. The film depicts how women are viewed by every man as just stay at home objects rather than people who have their own lives and careers that can be independent. It’s definitely worth at least one watch!
7. This is not a horror movie or a thriller movie - So I went and saw this in theatres and I have to say that the food I got was much better than this movie, it’s categorised as a horror/thriller but it’s got neither the horror nor the thriller, to be perfectly honest it’s psychological horror and crappy at that I could name five horror movies, basically save your money and buy/rent something scarier like Halloween or glass
8. Ignore the noise - This is not a great film but it's also really not a bad film. The images are beautifully shot and that alone is worth the price of admission. Harry Styles is a pretty good actor and does not deserve the derision he has received for this performance. Flo turns in amazing work as advertized. While the story is a bit thin, it's definitely serviceable; it does the job it set out to do. Rent this, and enjoy it for what it is: a beautiful, slightly overlong episode of the Twilight Zone. And try to imagine it without all of the press and noise. In that light it stands on its own.
9. Florence Can’t Even Save This - I feel bad for Flo cuz this is her first real flop and it’s not even her fault. She carrie’s the whole movie but is hindered with a poor script. All this hype and drama Olivia caused doesn’t serve the film for the better either. Her boy toy Harry falls flat with every line delivered. The directing itself is mostly good, editing ok but the third act falls apart fast. You can see the potential there but ultimately this is a forgettable movie.
10. Save your money! - Save your money and watch Stepford Wives and The Maxrix. If that’s not enough, then binge on Mad Men. Not doing the trick? Try A Clockwork Orange. If you love Olivia Wilde’s character, check out What Ever Happened to Baby Jane. Just not this drivel. This is a bad adaptation that’s very poorly directed.
11. Don’t Worry Darling - Great direction from Olivia Wilde, an impeccable performance from Florence Pugh, everything else is either mediocre or just downright terrible. Really not worth your time. Not unless you’re an Olivia Wilde or Florence Pugh fan. And if you’re a Harry Styles fan…hehehehehhahahahahaHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!! Oh boy, I’m sorry for y’all.
Release date: 2016-03-16 Genre:Drama $12.99
1. Miracles are all around - A wonderful depiction of human suffering, parental struggles and drive to help their daughter. Love this mother’s testimony at the end, fully acknowledging many miracles before the final one happened. A story of grace & healing. Oh, & not all church people really know their Savior...
2. Olivia Alyce Gould - hey i love this movie it made me cry in the theaters and watching it on my phone and i love this movie story anyway i dint like that the little girl got sick and the tree fall was sad but inside of the tree heart it was a happy part cause she woke up and walked through a garden and went to heaven and saw angels and saw jesus and he healed her and sent her back to earth and she was a happy girl so i give this movie stars forever and ever
3. Heartwarming movie of an actual case - I wonder if the critics and I watched the same movie. Of course, liberals hate any idea that there is anything greater than their own omniscience and superior intellect. This excellent movie is about a series of events that actually occurred. I, for one, choose to believe — but the movie itself, which was very well done and acted, is very, very good as pseudo-documentaries go. For that matter, it's far better than most documentaries.
4. beautifully done - Okay so I thought this movie was gonna be like God's not dead, being a firm believer in Christ looks so alien in that movie. I loved this movie, but dont get me wrong I like God's not dead as well but this one is a favorite. I never cry in movies but this one sure did get me. I am currently in medical school so im overjoyed that a movie like this came out. Miracles truly happen all around us, every single day.
Release date: 2017-01-01 Genre:Drama $14.99
1. Stanely Kubrick's best film in my opinion - Full Metal Jacket was the most dangerous films i have seen in a while because of it's high tension and brilliant filmmaking Stanley Kubrick has achived it's possible that is this film has the best acting ever, the beautiful storytelling and one-dimeinsonal characters that are presented in the film. Full Metal Jacket isn't just about Stanely Kubrick's brilliant directon and stunning storytelling about the horrors of millitary war boot camps. Usuallly that characters are treated like garbage because the sergant abuse and screams at there fellow commanders and soliders and the performence from R. Lee Ermey was beyond hailrious and gave a powerhouse performences for the opening for this film. The story is brilliant and the violence and terror that is used for disturbing content is not shown as for distructive war exposre Full Metal Jacket is a exprience that you will remember as a fellow solider in the millitary oprea solider. Stanley Kubrick's direction is fantastic and most all he knows how to get good performences from his actors and this film really succeeds at being a millitary propaganda for soliders but disturbing and scary this film may seem you will get a kick out of it because the characters are easy to relate to and the violence and horrors are worth listening to for your own ears.
2. Dau qua, dau qua...shoot me. - The movie is great but I also hated it for personal reasons.
I was in Army learning to crawl on my belly while we landed a man on the moon. Our DI was a quiet, yet terrifying guy who didn't need to say much, his cold stare in his eyes did his talking. However, when somebody messed up real bad, he would be called out in front of formation and the First Sergeant was just like Erney in this movie. First time he laid into a person, I started laughing out loud and then it was my turn.
My experience in Vietnam was more like depicted in Apocalypse Now as I belonged to an air cav unit up in the mountains and we went on patrol by helicopter so I found the second half of the movie interesting due to the difference.
Swore I would never return to Vietnam but I did but was armed with knowledge rather than rockets and was amazed at friendliness of the peope including former VC. I ended up making it my nd home and this segues into the reason I hated the movie. Living in Vietnam with locals, we are too busy making the most out of each day than to relive the war and I put a lot of bad thughts and memories to rest. A friend who was a VC Commander said to me years ago when we met: "We both did what our government told us to do. The war was a long time ago. Now is the time for peace and understanding."
SPOILER ALERT: This movie unleased bad memories and sadness in the scene where the VC sniper lay mortally wounded on the floor and said "Dau qua, dau qua..." Dau pain. Qua a lot. Just when I thought I had bad memories at rest, this movie pulls them back out. But it is better to deal with memories than repress them. Otherwise, they will return even stronger.
3. One of the best Vietnam War films - This film was the spark of my huge interest in the Vietnam war it show the pathological damage that happened to most almost all soldiers and it shows a whole new perspective of the war. Ever since I watched this film I study and learn about the Vietnam war more and more it's a very intense emotional film and one of the best films I've ever seen.
4. Full Metal Jacket - This film is even more intense, disturbing, and realistic than other films about the Vietnam War. It is the definitive statement on this turbulent time in American history. Well written, masterfully directed, and superbly acted, without a doubt my favorite film on the war. I have viewed it multiple times.
5. Full Metal Jacket - A harrowing account of the Vietnam War through the eyes of a Marine. Beginning with an extremely tough basic training which results in the killing of a tough as nails drill instructor and the suicide of his killer to the horrors of combat. Vincent D'Onofrio gives a chilling performance as the Marine who goes berserk. Matthew Modine is very good as the story's narrator. The supporting cast is outstanding. This film is every bit as good as The Deer Hunter, Platoon, and Apocalypse Now.
6. The Best Vietnam War Film By Far - An accurate depiction of boot camp in the 's. I went through starting . And while no shot any
DI's; they did run us ragged, beat the hell out of us, gassed us, and made men out of us.
I don't know how they do these days, but I think the old ways pushed to excel. Once I had finished
boot camp it dawned on me why my DI was being so hard on us.
All that being said this is a well written, and well acted film. While this story is fiction it does accurately
depict what it was like in those days. The first half of movie is set in boot camp; the second half is set
in Vietnam during Tet.
An excellent film; you may want to buy this one. You'll want to see it more then once.
7. Show Me Your War Face. - This is one of the best films made about the Vietnam War along with Platoon, Apocalypse Now, The Deer Hunter and the highly underrated Dog Soldiers. I served as a medical corpsman in Vietnam during the Tet Offensive of and we got a lot of wounded Marine grunts from battle for Hue. This film ranks up there with Kubrick's other anit-war classic, The Paths of Glory. He captures all the black humor, thanks to Michael Herr's contribution to the screenplay. Herr wrote the classic memoir about the Vietnam War, Dispatches, and also collaborated with Francis Ford Coppola on the screenplay of Apocalypse Now. The title refers to the shell casing on a bullet round approved by the Geneva Conventions as the most humane way to kill a fellow human being.
8. D.I.'s - When I first watched this movie and the D.I. Made his appearance I was riveted to my seat. I wanted to snap to attention in what's called a brace. This D.I. was the epitome of how basic or, boot camp D.I.'s were back in the day. The portrayal was castigated by some as typical military brutality by little boys who went to Canada instead of being a man! D.I.'s had to get teen-aged boys into a mind set that would help keep them alive in combat. One thing, there are some guys that don't have the capability to become soldiers( I use that word to include all branches, not trying to the insult marines) and hopefully the militaries have a way to separate people like that. We cussed our D.I.'s at the time, but later,saw nothing was personal .
9. An unflinching account of a tragic war. - A vicious, generally unflinching account of a tragic war in an unfortunate country. Some aspects of the movie were less than accurate (such as the Marine recruit suicide), but the brutality and senselessness of the Vietnam conflict after the brutalities of basic training made this a memorable and disturbing movie.
10. Starts good, but falls. - This is a good movie; however, it is not a great movie. The first falf, in boot camp, is great and shows what boot camp is really like. Once the soldiers are actually in vietnam, it starts interesting, but soon gets disjointed. IMHO, the ending was a dissapointment to what started out as a great movie.
11. AMAZING MOVIE - The realistic experience and the marines fighting vietnam put together into one movie is just amazing. This movie realy stands out about the marine corps going through training in platoon . this movie is starring: R. Lee Ermy as gunnery sgt. heartman, Matthew Modine as Joker, Adam Baldwin as Animal mother (met in infantry position in vietnam), and Vincent D'Onofrio as private Gomer Pyle.
Release date: 1943-01-23 Genre:Action & Adventure $14.99
1. iTunes is trying to get around their free K upgrade promise - This is a great movie. I bought it in from iTunes. Now iTunes has re-released the same movie in K as a separate listing so that they can sneakily get around their promise of free K upgrades. Those of us who purchased this movie from iTunes previously would now need to re-purchase it again if we want the K version. iTunes keeps doing this and it’s really frustrating . If you’re not going to upgrade our iTunes purchases to K anymore, then just say so instead of making false promises.
Release date: 1939-12-15 Genre:Drama $14.99
1. Watched it for the First Time - I just rented this movie and watched it for the first time. What a golden age Hollywood epic. The performances were outstanding by the entire ensemble. I can see why it was nominated and won so many awards. It's definately a classic that I think should be seen by many. Although it was a troubling time in America, I think this film helps educate us on some issues that were going on. I think people learning and starting a conversation is how we all can grow and move forward. Incredible film
2. Really? - The actors are amazing and the scope and scale of the movie are dazzling. However the story is a racist fairytale presented disgusting stereotypes of African Americans and glorifying a movement born in hate and blood. Why iTunes would release this movie now is beyond me. Let’s also not forget the rampant misogyny in here as well. Rhett rapes Scarlett to and he also causes her to fall down the stairs when she is pregnant. All to demonstrate how “tempestuous” their relationship was. Bad messages all around.
3. It’s like watching a train wreck - The characters in this film are all horrible people. Scarlett especially. But it’s entertaining to watch her downfall and all the terrible things that happen to her I guess. If you like stories about immoral, selfish and decrepit characters, this film might be worth the ticket price.
4. Ultimate movie of Anti-political correctness - I find it both ironic and completiely appropriate in these weeks of insane political correctness during which every scintilla of history relative to the American antebellum South is trying to be wiped out that this most politically incorrect movie, Gone With the Wind is third in total rentals on iTunes. I happily paid to rent it when I could have watched many victim movies offered on iTunes for free (though I've seen most of them before, because they are also about the American South).
5. Ages badly but visually impressive - Right off the bat we have to acknowledge that yes the movie is horribly racist. Racial stereotypes abound. The heroes join a secret society after the war that is in fact the Klan. Yes, the movie is racist. That in no way negates the technical achievements. Colors are vivid and alive. Fires roar to life and lush fields look almost otherworldly with their vibrancy. Hundreds of extras populate scenes and the film was is full of sweeping vistas and horrors of war. Once you’ve acknowledged the troubling and antiquated racial stereotypes and sanitizing of the ugliness the south was responsible for, the movie does have some other non race related problems. The protagonist is perhaps the most selfish and self entitled character in film history. Her leading man at one point drags her upstairs and rapes her. Every character is almost completely unlikable or so earnest in the most exaggerated way imaginable that they stop being someone believable let alone relatable. And it’s long. It’s a long slog watching rich people trying to cling to being rich. The racism is definitely an issue, but so is the narrative including a remarkably anticlimactic ending. Watch it for its place in history and the technical ambition.
6. Happy Birthday Hattie McDaniel - Gone With the Wind pulled today from HBO on June th Hattie McDaniel's birthday
Hattie McDaniel's born June ,
The first African American to win an Oscar for her role in Gone With the Wind
How disrespectful of HBO to do this on her birthday especially at a time like this
Alll the actors in this film were great, but Hattie was something else
I always loved her comment "I'd rather play a maid than be a maid"
It is sometimes painful to look in the past, but in order to make a better future we need to.
In honor of her birthday and to make sure I can treasure this for all time I bought it today
7. An essential classic - A meticulous rendering of the book by Margaret Mitchell. If you can put aside your dismay with the obvious baloney about how noble the South was, and how slavery was really not so bad, then you can enjoy this remarkable achievement. It is really about two people from , Rhett and Scarlett, who have landed in the Old South at the start of the Civil War.They both see the war for what it was--a Southern venture into stupidity driven by a small but powerful plantation class. Seen from this perspective, we can understand how Rhett and especially Scarlett, are driven mad with frustration and impatience with the ridiculousness of the entire conflict. But be warned: this is not a film for those who have the attention span of a termite.
Release date: 2022-11-18 Genre:Documentary $9.99
1. Love Charlie - We all knew he was a tyrant, gifted, driven, and passionate. Most of us just didn’t know he got there. This explains it all; before the rise, and after. Best quote was Charlie saying to a chef asking him why he came in early, his response was, “I don’t work for you, I work for me”.
Release date: 2004-01-23 Genre:Documentary $4.99
Release date: 2006-03-17 Genre:Action & Adventure $14.99
1. Timely and Thought-Provoking - This flick may be more timely now () than ever, especially in the USA. Hugo Weaving is outstanding as V and wonderful Natalie Portman turns in one of best efforts ever. The supporting cast, especially John Hurt and Stephen Fry, are very good. The movie depicts a world that is rapidly descending into fascism. The US has already fallen, and the movie is centered on the UK. A rowsingly good flick with just the right amount of action and mystery, and lots of heart. Highly recommended.
2. Remember, Remember the th of November! - V for Vendetta dosen't just have the best script or performences ever but indeed this movie has the best screenplays and storytelling i have seen in a superhero film. Hugo Weaving does a fantastic job playing a historic terrorist code name V and his reason for the town of London is forced with dangerous outbreaks and the assult of the towns people. Natalie Portman is excellent in this film and this movie has a lot of style and great persective on V and Evey and the acting is wonderful and don't get me wrong you won't be bored at all it's just entertainment.
3. My favorite film. - This, indeed is my favorite film. The story arc is very moving and I love the meaning behind the movie. You must let yourself indulge in the movie to truly understand why it is such a masterpiece. For everyone saying that this movie isn’t a good one, you must first cease to be close-minded, then you may truly fathom the meaning behind it.
4. I don't get it - I have tried to watch this movie three times over the last few years, trying to understand why people like it. I don't get it, its just so long, and ironically, kinda meaningless..at least to me. I just don't care for the story I think. To me, this movie is a waste of hours, I don't get what poeple see in it.
5. ONE SIDED VIEW - V is for phony. It has multiple plots and pushes a left leaning political agenda, where traditional value people are the oppressors, and only the left is righteous. The only good movie by the Wachowski brothers, was the MATRIX. The director James McTeigue likes to push his liberal agenda. I would give a zero star if available.
6. Very Disappointing - The movie included two sub-plots that had nothing with the story line; it was a purely political agenda. I thought that I had missed some facts so I watched it again with subtitles. Did not stop there and researched the internet for the plot of the movie. The truth is that the two sub-plots were just added to further group agendas. I promised myself that I would never buy another movie again without researching the story first.
7. Movie kept muting and skipping - Couldn't even watch it through because it would just stop playing, and the moments that played would skip through scenes and be muted; I'm really upset because it was basically a waste of . - and it's not just an HD problem, I've had itunes before on a different pc and even SD movies would freeze on pc but have no problem playing on devices like the ipad.
8. Not only plausible... - ...but we seem to be headed there. Not under an ultra conservative regime mind you... But to the movie: excellent. A nanny society, unable and afraid to think for themselves so the government tells you who you are and what you need. As for me, I will always remember the th of November and I will always pray for a government that is afraid of the people and not the other way around.
9. Masterpiece - A movie that I will never get bored of watching! The storyline is brilliantly organized and performed. The only flaw some puritans may see, while compared to the original story, is that it lacks the anarchist role of Vendetta. Obviously this is a Hollywood mass production movie. Therefore extremist ideologies had to be changed and adapted to a more general audience. Nonetheless, the result is brilliant and the screenplay simply amazing. stars!
10. Boring and Borderline Propaganda - One would think that a former US vice president wrote this one. The movie attempts to wrap a ‘gothca’ moral message right at the end, but it’s so stupid and pubescent it makes you want to ask why did someone waste their time putting this on film. I can’t give this more that one star, not can I give it less than one star.
11. I own movies!!! On iTunes - Love the movie hate the different versions of the same exact move with no difference!!! Ip man! One of the dark knights & v for vendetta itunes wants me too buy again the same exact version!! Not sure why, the older version shows in my purchased items but is not reflected in the iTune store!! Please fix this iTunes in the future. Should have too re-buy the same movie too access it from the iTunes Store!!!
Release date: 1981-09-25 Genre:Drama $12.99
1. Chariots of fire - This perhaps the very best movie ever made. The two most amazing things about the picture is, one, the hero is a Christian. The second thing is, its a true story and historically visually accurate as it relates to the sport of track and field at that time. If you aren't inspired by this movie, you may not be human and from another planet.
Release date: 2014-04-16 Genre:Drama $12.99
1. BEAUTIFUL - Ok to the NON-BELIEVERS how do you know what heaven really looks like, have you been there to judge and say this movie is wrong! Come on people I'm a Christian and yes I believe there is a HEAVEN and it's the most BEAUTIFUL place of all and if HEAVEN to me is all Beautiful and made of gold and beautiful place , like a countryside of mountains and creek beds then that's how I see heaven and if you judge me for that read the Bible cause the Bible says" JUDGE NOT FOR YE WILL BE JUDGED!"
2. Heaven is for real!!! - It's up to you to determine whether heaven is real or not. I only watched this movie because I'm curious to know if others have experienced what I have experienced. I'm not here to convince anyone, that's your choice, but it's comforting to know that I'm not alone. Great movie and I recommend to anyone who wonders whether or not Heaven exists. Like I said, it's up to you to decide what you believe, but in my own experience, what I saw was for sure "something special."
3. God is amazing - Is all this movie in theaters and for somereson
I wanted to watch the trailer on my iPad I started crying and smiling at the movie I was crying so much and I ceep on hugging my mom
It is the happy it's moment it makes me feel good and it makes me want to do good thing and pray every day I honestly wound see this movie time
And cry every time !!! God blessed us in many ways
4. ABSOLUTELY LOVE THIS MOVIE - This movie is so inspiring and encouraging. It completely reinforced my thoughts and perceptions about heaven. Having lost a loved one, this movie not only confirmed my belief in The Lord but it also brought peace and hope, knowing that The Lord is concerned and very aware of us. Heaven is definitely real! I Love this movie, it's definitely one that I can watch over and over again!
5. Unbiblical we are in the last days people!!!! - This movie deeply saddens me. There are many scenes in the movie theater very un-biblical Heaven is real it's a fact if you're a Christian it speaks deeply and actually how heaven is it's not what you believe it's fact Heaven is real.The pastor was a living by faith he taught his daughter to keep people Jesus wouldn't do that that's not a big spiritual leader at all.this movie was made for the universal church by TD Jakes himself a mason and Universalist.be careful read the Bible there are many solid Christian films sadly not today years ago there was one more we are far and for all the way from the light.Jesus help us
6. Read all of This (Heaven Is For Real) - As I thought this would be a Hollywood Movie with Special Effects it wasn't.It had no Hollywood CGD and after the movie I had tears in my eyes and at one point in my life I question God or just The Big Bang Theory. Watched this no matter what religion u r. Now I won't admit it to my people but my answer to the after life was answered and I cried like a baby. I rented this movie for day rental watched it and when it was over watched it again. This movie is worth buying. Theirs been a theory that theirs no time in heaven.A minute here could be a week their. Watch This and it will change ur life..:)
Release date: 1989-12-15 Genre:Drama $14.99
1. glory hallelujah - this was my introduction to the war genre, I heard nothing but great things about it, so I asked for it for Christmas and all I can say is, I have no faults with it, the lineup is great, performances are great (especially from Matthew Broderick who proves he can do a drama just as well as the lighthearted movies he’s most known for being in), Denzel Washington (his performance was the standout if you ask me), and Morgan Freeman (Robert Shaw May have been the leader, but Rawlins was the glue that held the regiment together), music score is excellent, there’s plenty of classic moments like the pay day gone wrong scene and the campfire scene leading up to the ft Wagner battle, and the battle scenes are really hard hitting (you feel like you’re right there fighting with them and the best one was the battle of ft Wagner since it showed the courage and sheer bravery of the th regiment). I most definitely recommend this masterpiece
2. Good movie despite Broderick's wooden performance. - A Good movie for the most part, despite Matthew Broderick being miscast as Col. Shaw. Mr. Broderick's performance in this comes across as wooden and uninspiring to me. That also goes for some of the other actors playing the white officers. But the African American actors in their roles do shine and make this film a worth while must see. The final battle on Ft. Wagner is very well presented even if it's not entirely historically acurate. The mass grave burial scene at the end is still something i think about, with that haunting chorus music, so well made. A very Good flick.
3. Must see - For me movies are not usually very emotionally moving. This one is. You will the emotions when watching this. Anger sadness and joy. You won't regret watching this movie. Perhaps you'll do what I did and buy the movie minutes after it ending. This movie truly is a must see movie. The facts are dead on except for two minor details. If you want to see a movie about the Massachusetts th this is the one to watch.
4. Iconic - I first saw this movie when I was very young and even then it left an impression. The acting in this movie is perfect, and every character leaves his mark. You can feel the dread, misery and triumph that war brings to these soldiers. Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington are two powerful talents that make this movie a national treasure. If you haven't seen it before, turn off all your electronic devices, and crank up your home theater to because this movie deserves all your attention. (And the neighbors;) By the way the score during the end credits is the most perfect ending sequence in movie history- enjoy at furniture-shake volume level!!
5. Glory glory GLORY!!! - What an amazing inspiring movie!!!
Story line was perfect, characters were believable just wonderful. I saw this movie at school and everyone loved it!! There was humor,joy,sadness it had it all :) the legendary denzel washington & morgan freeman & matthew brodrick were fantastic thumbs up!!! Great job
6. I love this movie!! - This was an emotional movie for me. It shows how African Americans haves struggled in the past and how all we wanted was freedom. It also shows that their were white people who defended African Americans in the fight. I recommend it to all people. Enjoy the characters like Robert Shaw and Riss and erc.
7. Amazing - I've never been into war movies and thought the movie would be horrible because we had to watch it in history class. But boy was I wrong, I fell in love with this movie. All the characters, the soundtrack and just everything about it. This movie brings out the significance of the th and the courage it takes to fight for what's right. You can see everyone grow and develop as a character, which just makes it more personal. One of my favorite movies for sure
8. Amazing Movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!! - Glory is one of the greatest movies ever made about the Civil War and the sheer courage it took to charge into the face of the enemy knowing that you stood little chance of coming out alive. We are on the Civil War in my history class and I am stunned at the amount of courage these men portrayed in battle where the best tactic was to run straight into enemy fire. This movie was an epic portrayal of the th MA, the black men who were prepared to be the first line of attack, knowing full well what that meant. Words cannot express how scared they must have been but yet they kept going which is the most moving part. I get goosebumps every time I watch this and see the faces of the men in the regiment when they march out to Fort Wagner, staring death in the face, and particularly at the line "Give em hell th!"
9. Very Interesting Story in our Country's Troubled History - I heard about this movie recently while doing some research about Boston's history for a writing project. I had never heard of it before. The Civil War is a terrible part of our country's history, and it is still wrenching to way any movie that describes it. Watching people from Boston fighting people from South Carolina still does not make sense. Anyway, this movie describes the first all black fighting group for the United States and the white Colonel assigned to them. It was good to see how the variety of people who signed up to fight eventually fought together. There was the man who was born free in the North to the runaway slaves who made to the North with still a lot of memories and hostilities. I have always like Morgan Freeman and what he has done. And I have liked Matthew Broderick. I know Denzel Washington is very popular, but I have not been a big fan of his. I have never watched a movie just because he was in it. The photography was incredible, and there were some very difficult scenes to watch. A must-watch for all Americans to remember how close it came to having the United States split apart.
10. The Love-Hate Movie - I've watched this movie at least three times now and I still can't work out my feelings for it. However, this movie is downright amazing and sentimental; a must-watch for any action/drama/war fan out there, especially if you're interested in the Civil War. The cast is amazing and bring a lot of depth into each historical figure they're portraying and properly adding that little "Hollywood Flare" where it is needed/helps the viewer connect to the character. The music is so fitting for the movie. The part where the bells come in when the th begins their attack on Fort Wagner will get you crying and dreading the next twenty or so minutes of your life. It gets me every time. So, that's really why I hate this movie. It wasn't because of the directing or the characters or the script, it's because of history. It's already happened and the inevitable just looks you in the eye and says, "All the awesome characters that you just fell in love with die." You know it's going to happen and you dread every second up to that point. Once you get to the end, you just start bawling your eyes out screaming, "Robert, NO!" or something like that. But hey, that's history for you: everyone dies, you just have to figure out where you stand. You don't throw it away and die knowing you could have made a different, you go down fighting with the knowledge that you made a difference. For if you don't act upon your beliefs, who will? All in all, amazing movie, a must-watch before you die, and highly emotional. There, dear buyers/readers, are the reasons why I love it.
11. Glory - Today, when we think of certain events in our history we feel an emotion. When people look back on /, they feel an emotion, when people look back on the JFK assassination, they feel emotion, when people look back on the Vietnam War, and WWII, they feel emotion. But when people look at the American Civil War, they feel little emotion. Yet, the American Civil War was the bloodiest and most violent war ever in American history, worse than Vietnam, WWII, WWI, or even the revolutionary war. The reason why people do not feel emotion is because our generation was not alive during the civil war so its hard to get that feeling. With movies like "Glory", filmmakers can bring the visual image and the emotion to us. That is why I praise this film.
12. Tear-Jerking - This was one of the best war movies I have ever seen and one of the best movies I have ever seen. There was some profanity in it but I think that highschool teachers should definitely show this. I liked the part where the soldiers were all sitting around a fire and praying but I loved the battle scene.
Release date: 2014-03-21 Genre:Drama $7.99
1. Geared toward believers (duh) but that's ok - I'm a non-believer and a fan of the Darwinian Biologist, Richard Dawkins (whose views get criticized in this film), and I still found this film enjoyable. If you're a Christian I think you'll really like this film. While the movie is at times a little corny, ham-fisted, and melodramatic, it is at other times moving, sincere and heartfelt. I found myself getting emotional at points during it. My biggest gripe would be the Muslim converting to Christianity storyline that’s so half-baked I’m not sure why they included it. It’s a detour that doesn’t relate to the main theme of the movie. Also, the movie does caricature the atheist perspective, much the way mainstream movies caricature the religious perspective. Perhaps movies like this serve as a counterbalance and probably reflects the way many religious people feel attacked by our current culture. I felt my point of view handled unfairly in this film. Atheists are not all mean, arrogant, pretentious intellectuals. Ultimately this film is about how we derive meaning from a life that includes suffering and while I may not agree with the films conclusions, I think the question of meaning is a worthwhile and rarely covered theme in today’s films.
2. Strawman: The Movie - This movie is so bad... You know, There’s a reason why “liberal Hollywood”— IS liberal Hollywood: they make great films from great stories. People forget that liberal Hollywood— is great at making movies and humanizing characters that we normally wouldn’t be able to connect with. It’s their specialty. And not always just strapping stereotypes in that really don’t exist quite like they think— and then pandering to “their audience.” Because a film like “God’s Not Dead” is a solid start at understanding why Christianity is not going anywhere while at the same time rapidly losing interest. It’s not really about what and who people are... it has a different agenda. A vast majority of the time, at the very top of liberal Hollywood’s agenda: make a good movie with some kind of a “message or moral” that’s profitable (it’s a balancing act). The God’s Not Dead agenda: ) pander to Christians that enjoy being pandered to ) Make a size-able profit ) Make a “releasable” movie.
3. How can it get worse - The bad acting, pseudo arguments (that were never really argued) were bad enough. The worst parts were the racist, xenophobic and victim creation that was nearly laughable. Anyone who doesn’t believe in this movie is pretty horrible. It made me sick when they portrayed a Muslim person “throwing out their own” because they don’t believe. Pure hypocrisy when Christians do the very same thing to many of their children that question the treatment of non Christians or LGBTQ individuals. Propaganda film. Pure and simple. And not in a good way. This is stated Someone who does believe.
4. anonymous - I really enjoyed this movie! I am a Christ loving teen and I firmly believe. I would say that I don’t understand why the atheists are responding like that to this movie but I do. I know that Christ is the best choice but they do not and instead of telling them that they need to stop commenting negatively just because they don’t believe in the same things maybe as Christians we should show them love and sometimes not respond to their reviews at all. :) God says to love our enemies. Remember that Christians. ;)
5. A Light In These Dark Times - Christianity is under attack on all fronts today. And Hollywood is controlled by Satanists. That is why a movie like this is so important. We ALL need to stand up to the Atheistic/Nihilistic zombies and declare our love for God and Jesus. The is a GREAT film. The story, acting, and the message are top notch. Highly recommended!!!
6. GOD’S NOT DEAD. - I still remember seeing this movie in theaters with my youth group. It really moved me unlike any film I’ve seen... except maybe The Force Awakens. Granted, it’s not a perfect movie. The writing and acting isn’t the best (but then again, what movie today is? That ISN’T a Star Wars or Marvel?), but they try. I thought there were too many plot lines interwoven throughout this film, and it made it just a little difficult to follow for a while. But all in all, it’s definitely the best Christian film I’ve seen.
7. Thought provoking & part of what inspired me to become a Christian - This movie is about college student Josh Wheaton, a devout Christian who goes head to head with his philosophy professor, who calls himself an atheist and tries to convince his students to declare that “god is dead” so they don’t have to argue about religion in class. Josh can’t bring himself to do it, and is tasked with convincing the class of the existence of god. Very few people support josh and it seems like a lot is against him, but he persists and his faith remains strong, and his strength actually motivates others to question their beliefs and inspires others to speak out, like Aisha, a girl who professes her conversion to Christianity despite her Muslim family disowning her for it. Another student struggles with his family not accepting his faith due to fears of their government retaliating against the family (he’s an international student). The movies not necessarily for everyone but I liked that in the debates they quote actual sources, so if you watch with subtitles you can actually take note and look up things for yourself which I did. I’m not gonna say a movie made me a Christian because that’s not completely true. What I meant in the title is that the questions raised made me really think and I felt like I just had to start reading the Bible. I’d been having some thoughts about this for a while but actually looking up these sources such as the idea about the Big Bang theory, Stephen hawking, etc. was kind of the big push that brought me a lot closer to god. I talked with a good friend of mine, also a Christian, and he helped me work through a lot of this. While the movie does have some cheesy moments and I will agree not all atheists are exactly like the professor or that reporter, that’s not really the point. The point of this movie is about when your faith is tested and you have these hard questions and what your faith can do for you and others during tough times. Overall loved this and look forward to seeing the next two in the series.
8. This film is myopic and racist - In an effort to take a stand against a closed-minded approach to religion, the filmmakers have made a film that is mind-bogglingly closed-minded. It's reductive and uninformed about how atheists and agnostics think. The entire film is best summarized in the scene where a christian missionary is standing over the corpse of an atheist who had just been killed by a car and says "A great thing happened here today." So... yeah... way to win over folks who were considering christianity but still undecided, dingbats. As for the racism stuff... hey! Why spoil it? Just watch the film for yourself and see Asians, Africans and Middle-Easterners reduced to paste-simple stereotypes.
9. This is saddening - This movie stands more or less for everything wrong with modern christianity. Every person in the film is nothing beyond a shallow caricature and it insults the intelligence of the audience in doing so. Who was this movie made for? It insults athiests, muslims, skeptics, and literally anyone with even a semblance of a differing opinion. It doesn't insult through intentional spite, but from a lack of proper human development and what I can only assume is either laziess or inexperience. It's under-developed, irresponibly written, and (ironically enough) soulless. Watch this movie with the proper perspective, and understand that it's a shallow husk of christianity being shoved down the throat of middle aged gullible yet well meaning Christians and (even worse) their kids. If you need a christian film please please please resort to something of substance like Prince of Egypt, Risen, The Passion of The Christ, or even something of less quality but more genuine heart than Gods Not Dead (ie anything by the Kendrick Brothers)
10. People don’t understand. - This movie was to show the goodness of God, not how He hates every none believer. This movie showed that even the people who hate God can have their hearts moved to love Him. This movie showed that even the people who practice religions against Him can have their hearts moved to love Him. This movie succeeded in proving that.
11. Ugly, disgusting propaganda masquerading as a "Christian" film - I personally don't care how many people consider what I say about this film to be offensive, but this movie is AWFUL. Besides the fact that it's shot and edited so sloppily, why does this movie need to be so biased? Why go so far as to portray anybody who's not a Christian as being so hateful and cruel to the point where they verbally abuse their wife and throw their own daughter out of the house for listening to hymns on their Ipod? Because the people who made this movie are so "precious" and so egotistical about their faith because they WANT to feel like victims. They WANT to feel like everyone on the planet is out to destroy them because of their faith, even going so far as to portray situations where people are denied their faith in the most unrealistic of ways??? What professor would force their students to deny their right to religion and NOT get slapped with a lawsuit for denying their first amendment rights?! The ending of this movie is by far one of the most insulting, terrible endings to a film I've seen since The Devil Inside, where there are so many loose ends that are never tied up, and instead of that, it ends with a Newsboys concert!!!! Doesn't matter of a guy was hit by a car and died before accepting Christ and never made amends with his girlfriend about her faith, doesn't matter if a guy broke up with his girlfriend because of how selfish he was, doesn't matter if a man broke up with his girlfriend because she got cancer (yes, that's actually a thing that happens in this movie), all of that is never resovled because a Newsboys concert is SO much more important then trying to solve this character's problems. Out of all the religious films I've seen so far, this is by far the worst. I don't understand how people can like a movie so hate-filled and mean-spirited toward society. Please, skip it!
12. God's Not Dead He's Surely Alive! - God's Not Dead is definitely right. This is a REALLY great movie guys. And so is the second one.
If you have any questions about God's existence watch this movie,
I'm sure it will help you. Pure Flix Entertainment usually has awesome movies. I would name some of my favorites but that's way too many!:)
These movies are awesome I can't wait for the third one. I hope everyone who watches this like and agree with them too. But sadly a lot of people don't, But all someone can do is pray for them. God Bless Whoever Reads This even if they don't agree with it, or the movie
Release date: 2014-06-20 Genre:Drama $12.99
1. LOVE IT !! - I didn't get to see JLY as Valli but I did see Mark Ballas as Valli. Loved the play so much I saw it times. Bought the movie and love it so much I'm a Jersey Boys junkie !
I'm my own critic and don't listen to critics. I say this movie is a HIT !!
The music is timeless. Hope one day they bring JB back to Broadway !
2. Legit, stylish and actually not that bad - Legendary filmmaker/actor Clint Eastwood has starred and directed such classic films of his own like (Flags of our Fathers, Gran Torino, Mystic River, Letters from Iwo Jima, The Good, the bad and the ugly, Dirty Harry, Million Dollar Baby, Invictus, J. Edgar and Hereafter) but with his stylish take on 's music Jeresy Boys is a film that the legendary Clint Eastwood has never done in his career. I was expecting Jeresy Boys to be like a beautiful well-made musical with stellar acting and beautiful production value. And that's what Jeresy Boys is all about and the costumes, production value, set pieces are crafty and stylish the plot follows the four jeresy boys Frankie Valli (John Lloyd Young), Bob Gaudio (Erich Bergen) Nicki Massi (Michael Lomenda) and Tommy DeVito (Vincent Plazza) together they must confront people who are trying to rip together there group of bands but such as the mobsters are trying to take down their force of singing the jeresy boys have no choice but to sing and ingore the attack. the plot sounds cliche i know but with the interesting plotpoints and cliche diagloue make this clint eastwood movie delicous. Although the acting is wooden but the musical numbers and singing were off the charts and just sounds like Frank Sinatra. Clint Eastwood's brilliant directing and cinemtopgraphy was totally convicing but i thought the casting chocies were kinda off (hey look Christopher Walken was in it) It may seem Clint Eastwood's underrated take on the jeresy boys but i know for a fact that Clint Eastwood knows how to bring true stories to the big screen and now with Jeresy Boys is still a favorite for Eastwood fans and music lovers just for the fun of it. I enjoyed Clint Eastwood's biopic of the jeresy boys in the heart of although all he elements and writing felt like a Martin Scorsese film because of how interesting the lighting and editing that is presented in the film it captures that similar feel to tell the audience that musicals aren't just lost beats there smart and whimsical music that you can repeat in your head for some time. Clint Eastwood has made and starred in such brilliant films and he needs to continue starring and making movies for the love of it because he is a good director and actor for what he is. Jeresy Boys was overall a whimsical exprience for me because of the generous wooden acting and stylish costumes that makes this musical really off the charts i highly recommend.
3. Amazing Story about an Amazing Group - Now, before I begin, most people know who Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons are... the 's music legends that sang together beautifully and defined 's culture. Now imagine a movie all about how the Four Seasons got their start, filled with all the classic Four Seasons songs including "Sherry", "Rag Doll", "Can't Take my Eyes Off of You", "Walk Like A Man", "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Oh, What a Night", and "Raven". Now add an amazing cast with amazing voices and a man with an amazing falsetto portraying Frankie Valli. Now you have the Jersey Boys movie. Before I even knew about Jersey Boys, I had listened to Frankie Valli all my life, so I l knew the Seasons very well. So imagine my surprise and excitement when I hear there is a movie about them. This is a heartfelt and touching story that will leave you crying with tears of joy and wanting more. Now that the Jersey Boys musical is returning to NYC, I must book the show. Rating / - AMAZING!!
4. Music rules and movie critics don't get it - Having been in a singing group myself I have experienced that spark of inspiration leading to the sweat and sacrifice of being in front of an audience, in a recording studio and on the road. This is just to say I understand where the play and the movie, screenplay, director and actors are coming from, where the musicians are coming from, and where this music is coming from, where the success and tragedy in the story are coming from. I am not sure you can always get that from music critics, or even musicians who are often beholden to the boundaries of their sensibilities. Certainly part of this boundary is the warp in time to a different time, perhaps a more naive time, certainly a less technically sophisticated time. But for many of us who lived then when Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were brand new, this movie recreates that magic of hearing this music for the first time,
or actually singing in a group where a magic happens that you can't explain.
5. A Musical Disaster-Jersey Shore Boys? - Clint Eastwood's direction created a slow paced, droning production. Added to the fact that the lead character was badly miscast. This is barely a musical, it's a tragedy. I've seen better stuff in high schools. The talking to the audience schtick is junior high filming, at least the way Director Eastwood pulled it off. The script is depressing and any chance for inspiration seems to always fade away. Even the singing was bad. Christopher Walken was the only beacon in a sea of helplessness. Go see the play. This is one of the worst productions of a musical....well, except for Lucille Ball in Mamed. And that's not a typo. They should call these the Jersey Shore Boys.
6. IM SPEECHLESS - WOW i have always loved their music, sure im years old and I wasnt around to experience it but I think I was born in the wrong decade, this movie juts left me speechless and made me feel like I was around when they were, I never even listen to the reviews anymore because theyre always wrong and I was so excited to see this movie, to learn the story about this amazing music group and It didnt dissapoint not even one bit,the movie was amazing,the actors were incredible and the music? Im in love with them all over again. I would watch this over and over again.
7. Slowest movie ever. - I loved the musical and was expecting something even better. Whoever did the editing for the movie really missed the boat. So much extra time that was not needed to tell the story. No underscore at parts. Just really horribly paced. I recommend going to the actual show and not to waste time on this poorly cut film.
8. Disappointed - Having lived thru this period and looked at the reviews my expectation was high and not met. I found the screen play weak and some of the script not well delivered. The music is great and the scene at the Roostertail in Detroit brought back memories of growing up in that neighborhood. The film is worth the $ dollars but if you pick it set your expectations down…….you’ll enjoy it better that way
9. Mr - Fabulous movie- great directing- depicts a great era- over the top music- tells an incredible story.
Makes you want to go back to that special time and stay there. The critics of rotten tomatoes are
Losers and anyone seeing this movie will never want to hear their opinions anymore- no credibility.
10. It is so great a movie - This movie was far better than the stage performance which I have also seen. I thought that it might be as good as the stage, but Eastwood really explains the story of the boys and where they came from and what Frankie did for his friends. I was there from the beginning of their music and have listen to it every day all these years later. they were the greatest!!!
11. "Oh What A Night!" - This movie was great! I had a smile on my face as I sang along to every song in my head. I would have danced if I wasn't in a movie theatre! This isn't a kids movies unless they are into oldies music. It's a blast from the past for women and men that grew up in the s, s and s! I can't wait to see it again. It's not % true to life, but it has a good storyline. I loved every moment of it. Give it a chance!! What? I don't understand how % gave this a "rotten tomato" rating!
12. Fantastic! - Don’t listen to so called “critical” reviews, this movie was excellent! John Lloyd Young (who played the Frankie Valli role on Broadway and won a Tony Award for best actor) does an outstanding job in a very demanding role. His performance is the heart of this movie. Erich Bergen and Michael Lomenda, also play in the movie the roles they played onstage and with great effectiveness. Vincent Gallo was the only one new to the material and he brought his own take on the character which was great. John Lloyd Young’s singing as Frankie Valli is incredible. Do yourself a favor and check this movie out.
Release date: 2016-02-19 Genre:Action & Adventure $14.99
1. Favorite film hands down - Solid acting. Storyline unlike no other and it put you in the place of a Roman soldier who was tasked with determining what happened to the body of Christ. He runs into him resurrected and it gives some well thought out context to what that must have been like. Have watched it with a number of friends and family. Considering I’m not the biggest fan of biblical re-enactments thus far- (Passion of the Christ was excellent but left out the backstory) this is a hard earned recommendation.
2. Uplifting - We live in dark times. I have found myself drawn more and more to Christian movies while no longer watching the "big movies" out of Hollywood. As such I found this gem about the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The acting and story are superb and I found myself swept along as the Roman solider who killed Christ on the cross with his spear becomes a believer and follower of Jesus. Highly recommended for older kids and adults. Too intense for young kids.
3. Outstanding - A dramatic, non-Biblical view of a soldiers experience with the Resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Thought it was a bit of an over-reach the lead "saving" the Disciples on their way to meet Jesus in Galilee, however, his reaction to seeing the risen Christ is priceless, and worth seeing the movie.
4. Well done - This movie was well directed and acted. Unlike many religious movies that come across as cheesy this one was done as well as most bloskbusters in Hollywood today. It is clear that much time and effort went into making this a high quality film. Even many biased atheist critics had to give this one thumbs up.
5. Not sure about the hate - Too many reviewers are distinctly NOT religious and frankly, looking at the film and the rating it is getting, one gets the sense that they are afraid of giving 'comfort to the enemy'. This was a solid and interesting film. Was it massive and life changing? No. Was it as grand as, say, the Ten Commandments? No . For the budget they had, for the staff and casting they had, they did an excellent job with the material, whether you see it as a rite of faith or a nice Christian Fantasy. It should be rated higher than it is.
6. Begins Strong, then Becomes Agonizingly Sentimental - As a person who recently made the transition from rabid atheism to Catholicism, I must say that one of the primary things that drew me to faith in Our Lord Jesus Christ was Christianity's complete lack of sentimentality. From Genesis to the Apocrypha, there has never been a greater tale of woe than the story of our wretched race: "Woe! Woe to those who cry peace, peace, when there is no peace!" "Vanity of vanity, all is vanity." "Then Cain slew Abel." "And then he died...and then he died...and then he died." The reason why movies like Mel Gibson's Passion of the Christ are so successful even among unbelievers is that they show the full reality of evil in the earth--it pulls no punches, and so forces upon us a full understanding of the wretchedness we are in. Without this understanding, the Resurrection of Jesus would not even make sense. Thus, Risen begins strong with scenes of horror in first century Judea, from the epic battle against the Zealots (which I have to admit, had me instantly hooked as a lover of Roman history and tactics) to the full agony of the crucifixion and the scenes of putrefying bodies. This, and Clavius and Pilate's dialog (which, though no Shakespeare, underscores Ecclesiastes' point that there is only vanity "under the sun"--especially well done is when Pilate points out to Clavius that in a few years, we will all be corpses) should've provided an amazing backdrop for (pardon the pun) hammering home the incredible promise of Jesus's saving work. Instead, the film drops the ball big time and presents us instead with a sickeningly sweet band of hippies who would be out of place even at the height of the lunacy of the sixties. Most egregious is the Risen's portrayal Disciple Bartholomew, who holds the privilege of being one my most hated characters across all of fiction. One of those happy-go-lucky "our only weapon is love (yes, that is actually one of his lines) hippies, his presence was a jarring contrast to the first hour of the film. Indeed, for a second I almost thought the producers where going to skewer this kind of rabid optimism and that Bartholomew was created as an example of an empty headed idiot. One of the best scenes of the movie was when Bartholomew, preaching the doctrine of "love, yo" gets pulled back to reality by Clavius's coldly calm description of the agony of the cross. Unfortunately, the movie confirmed my worst fears instead by affirming Bartholomew's view over Clavius's. From there, the movie only becomes worse, portraying Jesus as some kind of empty headed surfer bro who loves everyone. It is truly unfortunate that in today's world goodness has come to equal tameness. Where is that "fear of the Lord" that is the beginning of wisdom? Where is that sense of numinous awe described by CS Lewis? Where is the man who made a scourge and drove the moneylenders out of the Temple? After all, Jesus, the Lion of Judah, is not a "tame lion." As God, Jesus is not only a figure of love, but a figure of terror. The "sentimental" Jesus preached today is not an object of worship, but an object of contempt. The Anglo-Saxons (think Vikings) portrayed Jesus as a warrior king who wrestled death and slew him. They understood the full horror of the grave. So when Bartholomew laughed at death, I really wanted punch him in the face. Death, as CS Lews says, even after the ressurection, is a terrifying evil, though one redeemed. It should NEVER, EVER be taken lightly, for it was a victory won with great sacrifice. To mock it is to spit upon the deed done years ago by God to save us from our sins. Unfortunately, this is what the film does in the second half. In portrays God as a hip in-on-the-times weeded out therapist, who doesn't judge and loves everyone. Instead, as CS Lewis says, God is more like a dentist: a man who does good for you, but whom you fear because the pain he inflicts is all the more relentless for it. In losing sight of the majesty of God, and the terror of the grave, the latter part of the film becomes saccharine sweet and loses any ability to answer questions about the human condition, instead dealing out dull platitude after dull platitude. Because of this, the conversion of hard-as-nails Clavius is unconvincing and the movie ends on a sour note where it might have ended with resounding triumph, as Gibson's movie did. Two suggestions for future moviemakers (pardon my conceit to think any are actually reading), due to the difficulty in portraying the truly good, either leave them offscreen or make them commanding. Good should always be more associated with greatness than "niceness"--before he was fully revealed in Jesus, God of the Old Testament continously rained down plagues and hellfire. Err on the side of harshness over kindness--I always have in my head Jim Cazaviel's stern face when he stands in judgment over Magdalene during in Passion of the Christ. Another, really drive in the terror of the numinous. The soldier's terror of what he saw at the Resurrection was one of the more notable scenes in this movie--alas! if only they did more with that.
7. You need to see this. - Powerful is the word that comes to mind. I was blown away. The story is of course amazing, fantastic acting, wonderful costuming, scenery, cinematography.... stars all the way. Just rent it, you won't be sorry. Then you can leave a review telling others your experince. I rent about movies on itunes each year. This is the nd review I've ever left.
8. Surprisingly Good - I have doubts about movies that try to display the early Christian church. This movie has a very real sense of realism and the narrative surroundinfg the resurection of Jesus from a Roman soldiers perspective. Great family movie that we are able to enter in and gain insights from the resurection of Jesus.
9. Surprisingly not bad... - Due to my previous eye-rolling reviews of many faith-based films, I went into this with low expectations. However, it was surprisingly not bad…it wasn't in your face preachy. I thought the angle of the story coming from the point-of-view from Fiennes character was great because it created a CSI element to the period piece. NOT AS GOOD AS PASSION OF THE CHRIST, but then again, it was a different kind of film altogether. Good production. Good acting. Enjoyed it.
10. A faith-encouraging st Century CSI! - I was invited to a pre-release screaning of this film, and went as I did with other "Christian" films with a bit of expectation of a cheesy, predictable, preachy, film of questionable production quality. Instead, I was pleasantly surpirsed to find a flim that was well-written, well-acted, and quite intriuging. The film presents a very realistic (and mostly non-conflicting with the Biblical account) scenario. And to be honest, even for non-believers, the story presents an interesting mystery with entertaining plot. I'm glad its now available for purchase!
11. If you have a religious spirit, you might not like it - But, I haven't found anything as close to the way of the Holy Spirit more than this! Creative, captivating, definitely so sophisticated and non-elementary like so many films about the life of Jesus out there! Well done and bravo over and over again! Thank you for making such an amazing film--it was a joy to watch, compelling, so accurate to my own search and walk. Even though there is no tribune found in the Bible joining Jesus when He reappeared to His disciples, this story is nonetheless touching and engaging and I couldn't imagine anything different if I were to witness something like this if I lived in that time! Really amazing. Thank you.
12. Sophmoric - Speaking as a conservative Christian, who actually bought the film I was quite disappointed. Christ and His followers are shown as a moon-struck group who are just out to love everybody. A very superficial take. It was far too melodramatic in the second half to finish watching. Two stars given because Finnes does a fine job of acting. But then he always does.
Release date: 2018-01-19 Genre:Drama $14.99
1. Surprisingly Uninteresting - The acting was good, the idea exciting, but I found this movie surprisingly unable to hold my attention. I kept checking email, websites, played a game, all while it was running. I think it has to do with the writing. It was just story of set at a certain level of urgency and stayed there.
2. Every flick does ‘t need to be a comic book movie. - “It’s a week mission.” “We’ll do it in weeks.” “No one has ever flown a Chinook helicopter at , feet before.” “We’re not, we’re flying in at , feet.” And so on, and so forth, all throughout. At some point the hyperbole becomes cartoonish. It’s unnecessary. A movie like this doesn’t need Buck Rogers, Lone Ranger, Man of Steel, ol’ time Saturday afternoon matinee exaggeration better suited to hook the attention of an audience of children. Artistic license to a certain extreme risks becoming disrespectful to the movie’s real life counterparts who’s heroic actions and sacrifice are plenty captivating and inspiring, as is. There is no need to guild the lily so much in this genre. Decent movie with lots of entertainment value intended to honor American soldiers and their selfless service to country. Minus one star for the movie makers’ unnecessarily added heaping helping of cheese.
3. America fights - stars simply for the heroism and victory of the simple American soldiers chosen to go in alone to enemy territory first. The tip of the US spear. As usual, we don't hesitate. We adapt to any condition and enemy anywhere in the world. God bless the US fighters. Civilization, peace at home, depends on battles like this we never see or hear about.
4. No depth - I’ve always had a soft spot for war movies. But this one falls short. No depth whatsoever. No character development, no background about the training that makes the Green Berets an elite force, hardly any explanation of their mission. All in all, this is just over two hours of people shooting guns and VERY little substance. I don’t mind the overly patriotic underpinnings of this type of movie. But it lacks the flair of a “Lone Survivor”, or even “American Sniper”, much less a “Zero Dark Thirty”. This reminded me more of “ Hours”...just another juvenile style propaganda piece. A big disappointment.
5. Didn't love it But..... - I would say that I was disappointed but I really wasn't expecting much, so I guess I actually enjoyed it much more than I thought I would. I have to agree that the action scenes could have been much better. I too laughed when I saw them shooting from horseback. Then again I didn't complain when John Wayne did it. And as has been stated before, war movie plus cowboys, not bad. After all this is not a documentary it is entertainment. I just would not want to think that it is an insult to the brave men who have actually served.
6. Highly Unrealistic - This movie follows the barest hint of what actually happened during the invasion of Afghanistan. About the fifth time a Special Forces soldier fired his weapon without looking through the ACOG I started to get annoyed. This movie is ridiculously unrealistic in more ways than I care to recount, from the interactions between the ODA and the indig to the horrible military consultation. The director must have hired a National Guard cook to tell him how Soldiers look, move, act, and speak.
7. Great cast, horrible movie - I wanted to like this so much. I really liked the cast.....but the movie fell short on writing, effects, props, plot, directing, location, story line....I could go on. I paid for it, so I’m going to watch it to the end, but I couldn’t wait for it to be over. Whomever put this movie together did a huge disservice to sacrifice and actions of the real boots on the ground. Very disappointed.
Release date: 1976-04-07 $12.99
1. the second best movie in my library; - days long gone when movies weren’t compromised corporate marketing gimics... which this movie infact is fighting, and was far beyond it’s time in warning us of the corporate state. the individuality of an actors’ character and intelligent dialogue was the feat in the s; sound staging genius, not seen in the decades since. redford’s authenticity was during a time when director’s could still choreograph their own film crews and encourage creative gusto. Today audiences are starved for such meaty movies. ...to find this standard today, we can no longer find such depth in US movies but in eastern Poland and Sweden and the like where areas not yet under the corporate strangle-hold. Just as Dustin Hoffman’s character fought against the rule, we have been sold out on integrity; movies like this were the great oracles for our generation.
2. a film for the that defines the early 's - American journalism is not fake news...this is what American journalism is. How many people choose careers because of this endlessly watchable movie. Redford and Hoffman were at the top of their careers. I have to give tip top marks to the supporting cast, especially Jason Robards, Jr.. Script and direction are right on the money. If you were not of the 's or can't remember those years it is impossible to understand what Watergate was and how big this story became. ABC, CBS, NBC were all we had nationally for evening news & of course public broadcasting was only about ten years old. No matter what you were watching...and you waited all week for it, marked in your TV Guide, shows would suddenly be pre-empted and go to Watergate hearings that any kid hated but were so important. Back then the daily paper was the portal to the the city, the nation and the world in only one section each, but man you felt informed and this movie is about the two underdogs who scooped everyone all the way to the biggest story of them all in the 's I remember so well! Book is great too!
3. Very good movie about reporters. - An overall great movie with great actors. At one point I even felt like Woodward did…….afraid and paranoid after knowing the truth. If you like suspense and true reporting you’ll love this movie. What’s even scarier is that it’s all true! Buy it or rent it!!!!
Release date: 2009-10-28 Genre:Documentary $12.99
1. MJ ‘s Genius Enshrined. - Regardless what you think about the MJ contraversies, there is no doubt that he was history’s greatest pop star. He performed for five decades, and this film shows his preparation for what would have been a final tour. So while this is not an all out performance, seeing MJ in rehearsal in some ways is more impressive. He knew what he wanted his show to be, and worked with his fellow performers with kindness. There are just enough performance moments to keep you entranced, but this is an MJ on % because he is rehearsing and trying to save his voice. But an MJ on % is better than just about any other performer that ever lived.
2. Was one of the first to see this movie! - I saw this the very day it came out on its earliest available showing possible, and OMG... it's like, oh thank God, it was all just a bad dream, & there's my bro Michael alive and well and still at it... I cried at the end wishing it never had to end. Love you forever, Michael! ;D
3. This is it EASILY ONE OF MY FAVORITES - This movie is awesome truly heart breaking that he's gone but the world will truly see him for what he an entertainer! is Love you Michael Jackson!!! Honestly still to this day I have the wii game Michael Jackson the experience and sometimes I still play it lol
But anyways I loved this movie and I wish I wasn’t so young when he died because I would have loved to see him live Rip Michael
4. A once in a generation talent - Michael was a perfectionist and he never would have allowed this behind the scenes documentary of his rehearsal process to be released. But oh are we the better for that happening. This Is It is a fascinating look behind the scenes into how a Michael Jackson concert was sculpted. Michael’s incredible talent is on display throughout the film. If we didn’t know it before we certainly know after watching This Is It, Michael Jackson was a true artist, a musical genius, a perfectionist, and at the same time so vulnerable and so human. We are all blessed to have been alive during his most productive years. Whatever you think about Michael Jackson as a person, there’s no denying he was a once-in-a-generation talent. Miss you MJ. You played such a huge role in my life in the s. Thriller changed everything for me. It expanded my understanding of what music could be. And the music video, and the making of the music video, expanded my understanding of filmmaking. Rest in peace. You will be remembered for your musical genius, up there with the greatest of all time, like Elvis and the Beatles; and as a man with an unparalleled understanding of music... the late th century’s Mozart.
5. It really was it - This documentary was so good had me crying...really shows how Michael REALLY was..! ....I miss you so much my baby you brought peace and love to this earth that's all you wanted to do with your music. So gentle and so kind "somebody once said it's the soul that matters" I love you -FOREVER painful years without my Michael Joseph Jackson the world isn't the same & we miss you so much. I know you are making the angels sing up there. You did your deed on earth && God said "now it's time to return back to me..." I would have done absolutely anything to go back in time && meet you but you're finally at peace now my love who knew this would really be it....Conrad will pay for what he's done..but I forgive him God taught me to forgive so I will...just can't forget MJJ
6. Absolutely Amazing! - This is it!This movie is awesome.This Tour would been amazing to.If he was going to make this his last tour then his last tour would have said goodbye to MJ tours in a great way.Wish he could have saw it.Michael Jackson honestly could have stopped at thriller and would have been the king of pop but he kept working.I love you Michael
7. Genius at Work. - I have never written a review for lack of desire to. However, as a professional dancer and artist I have to say he has influenced me greatly both in work ethic and pushing myself to do better. In this film you see the true genius behind the man. You see him working one on one with aspiring artists, and working on every detail (as was his reputation). You see how he changes/inforces the simplest things that make an instantanious difference in the sound or gravity of the music. He knew his music inside an out, and wanted it to be the best that it could be. All the while keeping a harmonious and loving atmosphere. He is one of my idols as far as artists go, and seeing this film only confirmed that fact. If you are interested in seeing the creative and working process of Michael than this is the movie for you. I can't help think if he hadn't died what that world of popular music would look like today. He, unlike so many artist today could do it all...LIVE. (Even at ) "It's all for love." RIP MJ
8. RIP King Of Pop - This Is It. Michael Jackson is the one and only king of pop and this movie shows us what the real Michael Jackson was like and what he did to bring the thrill to his fans I just wish he was able to do at least one show so that we the fans could see what the show in full production would have been like but God needed Michael for a reason and we all know that Michael is looking down at us and watching us live his legacy. Once again I say Rest In Peace Michael Jackson. We miss you and we Love You
9. Brilliant! Spectacular! Out of this world! - MJ was definitely one of the best performers of our time and now that he is gone, we'll mourn for a long time. Thankfully we have this brilliant video to show us what he was doing for a comeback. Great movie, great singer, great order. May his spirit live on.
10. This is it. - I am getting so SICK of people crappin' on mj. What's your problem. Even if he was even SLIGHTLY screwed up, do you know how crapy his child hood was? If you had a child hood like that, you might be a little wired too!! I don't believe I'm all that magazineCRAP!! And you shouldn't either!! So why you do, is a total mystery to me. Maybe we should start making up crap about you. " hey so and so did this and this." can you please just keep your poo to your self? I'd like that. Oh... Also, I LOVE this movie!! It's amazing.
Release date: 2018-05-04 Genre:Documentary $4.99
1. Unwatchable - Look, Ruth Bader Ginsburg obviously bucked many norms from her day. She undoubtedly had a mind that was far more brilliant than any of us making comments on this movie. However, that doesn’t mean this movie is any good. This movie is sycophantic tripe. The USSR couldn’t have made a better propaganda piece. Although I disagree with many of her views, she still deserved an objective telling of her story because that would’ve been far more compelling and impressive than this production from the Ministry of Truth. The only thing worse than some of RBG’s legal opinions are the mouth-breathing sycophants who deify her without having ever read RBG’s written legal opinions. I disagree with her, but she deserved better than this terrible production.
2. A person who put personal agenda above the responsibilities bestowed upon them - She was a powerful impact on the equality of women in the US, & should be remembered for that. But because she didn’t relieve herself of her charge when unable to execute her office- because of political reasons, demonstrates the true character of the person, & compromising the Supreme Court & eroding the checks & balances of the US government. Shame on her. She is not a hero, not an icon, just another brand for individuals who don’t believe in the Bill of Rights for everyone (but only for those who have confirmation bias). The film was well made, no surprise there. But is a work of fiction. Lies of omission are still lies.
3. Garbage - Don’t listen to the positive reviews they are just from lib-socialist commies hell bent on destroying moral decency in the country. Movie was a political work of fiction of revisionist history. The brainwashed love this joke of a bio pic focusing on the history of now. Now bow to your government overlords... they know what is best for you.
4. Another love story - Everybody wants to act like she was something special this film is a puff peace the real story is why didn’t she retire under ohbamas watch she knew she had very bad cancer how effective can you be when your that sick, she had a amazing story to sure. If your a RGB fan then sure you might enjoy this.
5. Amazing woman - Championed as a hero for expanding the ability of women everywhere to end the life of their unborn children and furthering the work of those in power to continue to descend into a national immorality both ethically and sexually. Her death , removing her decision making from the public sphere, is easily one of the best things to happen to this country in a long time.
6. A disgusting piece of propaganda... - Yes, it's become typical of the media to celebrate people who should be in jail, and no exception here. This perspon lobbied for the legal age of consent to be twelve years old and championed abortion. Truly a horrific individual who did not deserve to be worshipped.
7. Well done! - From this wonderful film I learned so much more about a woman who worked so hard to improve all our lives and to help our country try to become "a more perfect union". I think we are all blessed (I know I am) that she cared so much, worked so hard, and loved this country so much. So thankful for her life!
8. Excellent - Very well done. I wasn’t aware of her incredible impact on women’s rights earlier in her career. She’s a legend. Anyone saying it’s propaganda is either completely biased or living in an alternate universe. Her accomplishments are impressive regardless of your political persuasion.
9. RBG - I’d be willing to bet that most of the negative reviewers of this amazing documentary didn’t even have the courage to actually watch it. RBG is an incredibly brave and persistent fighter for equal rights and her history and her effect on our history is an incredible story. Powerful and inspiring!
Release date: 2004-11-24 Genre:Action & Adventure $9.99