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The Breakfast Club (1985) review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 7 September 2011 01:56 (A review of The Breakfast Club (1985))

The merit of the movie is that for the first time the teenager was portrayed as really is: his anxieties, insecurities, frustrations and fears were characterized in a surprising manner and with a simple and catchy language. The film makes us reflect on the consequences of poor education and as the father and mother figure is important for the balance of the teenager who somehow is thrown into a world full of doubts and insecurities accompanied with a hint of fear and frustration. Without a doubt is the definitive teen movie, being for the perfect timing, by the sharped performances or by the soundtrack of 80 years, rocked by the hit “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” performed by the Scottish band Simple Minds, which was composed especially for the film. Indeed it is impossible to forget this classic.

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Hard Candy (2005) review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 7 September 2011 01:55 (A review of Hard Candy (2005))

The tense atmosphere created by the David Slade is sensational, fully appropriate to the situation. The script outputs can find some questionable time to time, but the film is directed behind to perfectness. The performances need no comment. Page and Wilson support the film with great skill, the progression of the tension is admirable, the expressions full of nuances and subjectivity. Movies that are supported primarily through dialogue efficiently are difficult to make. It all depends on how elaborate and interesting are the characters, their goals and their stories. “Hardy Candy” has two ambiguous characters responsible interpreters. There is no way to say the movie is not good.

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It's Kind of a Funny Story review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 7 September 2011 01:54 (A review of It's Kind of a Funny Story)

What a surprising movie! I really enjoyed it. This film recalls “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” only more teen. It also resembles the movie “500 Days of Summer”, by the way it is approached, drawings, memories, even in songs. Music more “indie”, even in quotes like: “Radiohead, Vampire Weekend, Rex T. ..”. The best thing about this movie is that it is an antidote to all this, does not come with a mantra that is didactic and moralistic which does a few of our problems, just because they are not as dramatic as you might expect from who’s depressed. This movie is like a recovery process, listens, understands, supports and helps. Find someone to talk to, be excited about the things you can still do in life, make your own plans and have the courage to dream, are conditions of life are key factors for happiness. And the sweet way which was explored this issue so heavy, it was pretty cool. I don’t really see how much where I may criticize the movie. But who expects a laughable comedy, won’t like. Due for being a drama film with a subtle comedy, as is 500 Days of Summer. It would be like, a clever comedy.

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Carrie review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 31 August 2011 08:03 (A review of Carrie)

A horror melodrama that mixes the Gothic and supernatural films of the mid-teens 70 years, adapted from one of the most interesting books from Stephen King. The film focuses not only on terror in which Carrie, after a collapse takes revenge on all her colleague that have nailed a nasty piece, but in the hostility and evil in this world of teenagers and faith unhealthy and hostile toward her mother who smothers where the viewer has contact with the mentality of the city closed on the first scene where Carrie is nearly abolished after being shocked by their first menstruation. All this oppression and suffering difficulty that Carrie takes the form of telekinetic powers in a remarkable scene at the prom, where the girl's fantasies turn into an uncontrolled mass murder. Sissy Spacek is perfect and worthy of her Oscar nomination for her performance. She perfectly knew how to use the face and body and twists it in order to create a special effect to live unbearable expressions of her experiences, as well as the change of a little girl to a shy and repressed queen deadly. Piper Laurie also works wonderfully as a mother frantically religious, obsessed and poor. Besides the whole movie being good, me, as many others, identified with the tension that the character suffers every day in school with nasty colleagues. I almost always cry and get emotional when choosing the prom queen, and I defend and celebrate Carrie's revenge.

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Never Let Me Go (2010) review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 31 August 2011 12:43 (A review of Never Let Me Go (2010))

Great movie, beautiful, of an amazing subtlety, and with two of the best actors from the new generation, Andrew Garfield and the ever-wonderful Carey Mulligan. If the outcome is hardly surprising, at least it’s entirely appropriate to the melancholy tone of the work, which also includes photography and soundtrack efficient. A sensitive movie, human, and that makes you think that deserves to be seen. It’s morbid, sad, it is “shocking”. It addresses an unusual theme and the way how human beings deal with themselves and think only about their own benefit, regardless of what caused the other, which already has scheduled destination. The actors are excellent, the film as a whole is very good, despite leaving a taste of something missing there..

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Super 8 review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 31 August 2011 12:41 (A review of Super 8)

The movie is good, if we compare with the bombs that are coming to the cinema lately, but the problem is that Super 8 was meant to be an homage to Spielberg, and it seems that only served for that. A blend of all scenes of the biggest hits of the magician of the cinema, and this, unfortunately, only served to remind us of all the amazing things that the filmmaker presented over the years, however by the end of the projection, I got the feeling that what I had just seen was good, but it had a lack of ET's quality. Actually what I liked most was to see the return of a science fiction movie starring children, because ultimately it was restricted only to fantasy. Well, but the similarities stop there. In the end, it was worthy for the memories, not a film that will be in people's minds for a long time, unlike the stories that Spielberg could tell us so well in the past.

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Wolf Creek (2005) review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 31 August 2011 12:40 (A review of Wolf Creek (2005))

The attributes of the film "Wolf Creek" are somewhat unusual, after all the greatest merit that can give this production written, produced and directed by Australian Greg McLean is that he can keep the tension and nervousness on a stage next to the spine-chilling and in the case of a thriller is there to satisfactory. The end turns out to be done hastily by the fact that their redemption is so trivial (nothing compared to what happened to the other victims) and leads us to believe that one of the survivors said criminally by the events by the absence of evidence, but not enough to affect the outcome of production that strangely meets unfulfilled promises and what is cruel and shocking sequences, such as one in which Mick Taylor shows us how to create a head on a stick.

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An American Haunting (2005) review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 31 August 2011 12:40 (A review of An American Haunting (2005))

It was good to spend time and take a few scares, but the ending is too predictable... It seems they wanted to give a rational explanation of the events but were kind of on the fence, almost as if they hadn't explained right (not in order to leave doubt in the air, but in the explanation poorly performed). Perhaps it would have been better if they had chosen to leave between the haunt be really a curse, or let the phenomena being the reflection of the trauma of the girl explained naturally. The mixture of these two options, in my opinion, left the rather weak script.

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Eating Out: All You Can Eat (2009) review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 31 August 2011 12:39 (A review of Eating Out: All You Can Eat (2009))

Many mistakes and a few fixes. The bad of gay films along with continuation even with more independent producers and actors who do not follow onto the sequence, like it was for the Another Gay Movie, a pity. For those who like a hooker it’s marvelous, but if it’d to analyze the movie, then the note would be pretty low.

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Eating Out 2 review

Posted : 6 years, 10 months ago on 31 August 2011 12:39 (A review of Eating Out 2)

It surpasses the first one, the jokes are way funnier and there are funny situations. With so much crap that the genre has been done lately that manages to surprise positively.

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