Posts Tagged charm

The Intouchables

The Intouchables

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 No Comments

The Intouchables was wonderful. Sure there were strands of stories that seemed to trail off into obscurity, but the relationship between the two main characters was the key element of the film, and it was excellent. The chemistry between the two of them, the snappy and humorous dialogue, and the overall charm of the film […]

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People Like Us

Friday, October 26, 2012 No Comments

The sexual tension between Chris Pine and Elizabeth Banks in People Like Us was definitely noticeable, and was definitely awkward. Why awkward? Because in the movie they play siblings (though only he knows it), and their interactions were tinted with a perceptible sexual vibe. Also, the whole plotline where Chris’ livelihood is at stake may […]

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Thursday, October 18, 2012 No Comments

The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel was rich with charm, a beautiful backdrop and wonderful acting. If it weren’t so densely populated with characters, I probably would’ve enjoyed it even more, but sadly some characters and stories got more screen time than others, which always bothers me. But, even though there were multiple distinctive stories, the […]

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HappyThankYouMorePlease

Wednesday, December 21, 2011 No Comments

There were 3 storylines in HappyThankYouMorePlease. The first followed Josh Radnor, the second, his best friend, and the third, some couple with very little relation to the other two. I enjoyed two out of the three of those stories. Of course, I would’ve preferred just one story, but I didn’t mind the second one, and […]

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Category: Movies, Reviews

Hugo

Hugo

Monday, November 28, 2011 1 Comment

Like a skillfully constructed timepiece, Hugo, a part charming family movie, part homage to Georges Méliès, ticked and tocked with masterful craftsmanship and power. It’s surreal design and setting, beautiful story, wonderful acting, lovely music and overall magnetism made this not just a cute kids movie, but also a marvelous film for all ages. Even […]

Win, Win

Win Win

Thursday, September 29, 2011 No Comments

Win Win was a simple, yet sweet, yarn, with some respectable acting and humor. The only problems I noticed were that some of the plot elements that were asserted earlier on in the film seemed to vanish almost completely. For example, Paul Giamatti’s financial issues, which were emphasized at the beginning, disappeared from the story […]

Our idiot brother

Our Idiot Brother

Friday, September 2, 2011 No Comments

What I liked most about Our Stupid Brother, aside from its charm and comedy, was how undemanding and uncomplicated it was. Many movies these days (Cowboys & Aliens for example) make the story overly complex for no reason. They oblige you to be attentive for plotlines that are usually just dumb. This movie, conversely, was […]

Benny and joon

Benny & Joon (Blu-ray)

Thursday, April 14, 2011 1 Comment

Review: Benny & Joon was at the same time wonderfully strange, and strangely wonderful. The movie follows a man who is dedicated to taking care of his mentally ill sister, when a quirky Johnny Depp moves in with the siblings and quickly works his way into their, and my, hearts. Now, I wouldn’t deem this […]

Fable 3

Fable 3

Thursday, November 11, 2010 No Comments

The amazingly entertaining intro cinematic threw me right into Fable 3 brimming with excitement, and, to a certain extent, that excitement somewhat sustained throughout. I thoroughly respected the industrial revolution setting and the 3D interactive menu was quite neat. On the other hand, the graphics weren’t perfect, the facial mechanics were subpar, and there were […]