Make your own free website on Tripod.com
The Movie Critique
Drama- On Video

HOME

New Releases
Horror/Suspense-On Video
Children's/Family- On Video
Romance-On Video
Documentary-On Video
Comedy-On Video
Drama-On Video
Action/Adventure-On Video
Foreign-On Video
Classics-On Video

Life is Beautiful

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

lifebeautiful.jpg

This is probably one of the best movies that I have seen in a little while.  I thought that it was totally original and insightful.  It takes a totally different look at concentration camps and the story of a man who composed himself to help his child.  This movie won three academy awards and there is no doubt in my mind it was worth it.  The acting was outstanding.  Roberto Benigni won best actor for his portrayal of a man who falls in love and then gets taken to a concentration camp.  In the concentration camp he raises the spirits of his son to stop him from having the tragic experience and keep him na´ve of the world outside.

I am Sam

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

iamsam.jpg

I liked this movie.  Not so much for the story about a man who wants to get custody of his daughter but instead for the character that Sean Penn plays and the music in the movie.  Sean Penn character is very sensitive and at the same time very humorous, along with his many friends.  They all are very good at quoting movie scenes and Beatles facts.  I think that in your mind you think that the little girl should have someone else helping to take care of her but at the same time Penn touches your heart.  It is almost as if you yourself dont even know who to root for.

Finding Graceland

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

findinggraceland.jpg

I thought that this was a pretty good movie.  It is about a guy who thinks he is Elvis or maybe he doesnt but he just does it for purpose.  They never really tell you for sure in the movie.  But his perception on life, though crazy to many helps a couple of people really straighten out theirs.  I think that fact that Harvey Keitel looks nothing like Elvis in real life or in the movie really adds to it.  If he was just some dressed up Elvis freak the role would not be so convincing.

Kingdom Come

Your Reviewget this gear!

kingdomcome.jpg

A terrible movie about a family that cant seem to get along while they are trying to plan the burial of their father.  I just dont see many parts of this movie that are even worth talking about.  The only good that I can find in the movie is how sometimes relationships get bad and sometimes the littlest things about love can make them come back together.  But for the most part I would tell you not to waste your time watching this totally annoying movie.

Magnolia

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

magnolia.jpg

I thought that this movie was weird but interesting the first two hours.  I was not really sure where it was going to go from there and I was trying to figure out how they were going to tie the movie into the beginning scenes.  When it started to rain frogs the movie sort of became clear.  It is a movie about how terrible things happen in this world and that you can make bad decisions, but all these things happen and the world keeps turning.  There are terrible things that happen in this world and dwelling on past events that are inevitable ruin lives.

K-Pax

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

kpax.jpg

I thought this movie was very good contrary to some of the things that I have heard from other critics. I thought that Kevin Spacey was the perfect person to play the role of Prot and Jeff Bridges does a great job as well. What I liked the most about this movie is that they leave it wide open for you to decide whether or not Prot is really from the planet K-PAX or if he is just a troubled human. I choose to believe that he is from another planet and that he chooses to take over a man's body to help others and that man.

The Spanish Prisoner

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

spanishprisoner.jpg

I thought that this movie was very good.  I went into it not really knowing what the movie was about at all.  And about halfway through it I realized that I really needed to pay attention to this movie.  I thought that the con job was outstanding and it really left you wondering.  I guess looking back at the movie now I can see why Steve Martin didn't want the girls camera also.  I was thinking that during the movie but I could not figure out why. 

Things to Do in Denver When You're Dead

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

thingstodoindenver.jpg

I really enjoyed this movie.  I thought that Andy Garcia played a great role but I just don't understand how a man whose business is struggling so much that he can still afford to wear all of those designer suits.  The end of the movie starts to trick you because it leads you to believe that the men did not die.  I do not choose to believe this.  I think they did die and this is what they would have had in a perfect life.  Steve Buscemi probably plays the quietest role that he will ever play for the rest of his life.

The Pelican Brief

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

bigtoppeewee.jpg

I thought this was a good movie about how some things can be around the president and some things can really hurt a president. I thought that this movie was good in that it showed how one woman could mess up the government and solve a crime on her own. Julia Roberts role in this movie was a lot like her role in Erin Brockovich. My only question is why is this girl so hard to find when they need to save the president and the other people they are trying to kill it is so easy to find them.

Contact

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

bigtoppeewee.jpg

Probably one of the better movies that I have seen in
a while. I thought the whole movie you could really
feel Jodie Foster's hope that something must exist in
outer space. I also thought that they did a good job
of not making it little green men or some kind of
totally superior life form but instead a peaceful
group of people that were interested in Contact. I
also thought it was good about how they questioned
Foster which left you guessing if her trip actually
happened. Then that is sort of cleared up but not
totally that was a great touch.

The Royal Tenenbaums

Your Reviewget this gear!

royaltenenbaums.jpg

I thought that this movie was a very light movie and Owen Wilson was really the comedy highlight. I think that this movie seems almost depressing at times and the sort of humor that it involves is somewhat strange. It just happens that I liked most of the humor in it even though I did not laugh out loud that much because of the mood of the movie. I thought that the ending was very good and it brought good conclusion to a movie that seemed as if it was going nowhere. Overall Rating: 8.4

The Shipping News

Your Reviewget this gear!

shippingnews.jpg

I thought that this movie was just way to slow and
boring to really enjoy.  It is like you are sitting
there and you are waiting for something really
spectacular and motivating to happen but it just never
does.  I also thought that all of the secrets that pop
up in the movie are somewhat trivial to this man's
existence.  I mean who really cares what kind of
people your ancestors were.  He didn't even know they
existed until recently.

Vanilla Sky

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

vanillasky.jpg

I went into this movie hating almost all the actors and actresses in it. I found that this movie was excellent. I thought that it kept you entertained for the entire movie and even though it loses you at times it is amazing to see how this mad story ends up. It sort of reminds me of a Stanley Kubrick movie. I can understand why many people leave the theater dissapointed because the previews make it seem like a suspense thriller when I would say that is a very small and short part of this very creative story.

The Gathering Storm

Your Reviewget this gear!

I just thought that this movie was totally boring.  I thought that they could have made it a little more of a strategic battle of Winston Churchill during WWII.  Instead I find that this is made more about the family life of Winston with no major events that really leave you in a desire to continue watching this movie.  A little more of Churchills effect on the people and a couple of really tragic events could have spiced things up a little.

The Dish

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

I thought that this movie puts a good view on the first steps on the moon.  The movie as entertainment doesnt really have that much going on.  The movie is supposed to take place in Australia but nobody has an Australian accent.  I think that it could have had a little bit more trouble to make things a little more suspenseful, but that would have made it a little less historic.  I guess the best thing about this movie is that it makes you really understand how important those steps on the moon, which seem less significant now, really gripped the nation at the time of their occurrence.

Kiss the Girls

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

kissgirls.jpg

I thought that this movie was a pretty good serial killer movie.  I thought that it was a good idea about the two killers competing with each other.  I mean of course some of the stuff in the movie comes to perfect timing but don't they all.  I think that people keep pushing Morgan Freeman to beat the role that he played in seven but that is just really hard to do.  I think that he should vary his roles a little more because I am getting tired of watching him in the same kind of movies.  But I thought the idea was original and they play it out good.

The Contender

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

contender.jpg

This was a movie about campaining and trying to ruin someones career for the gain of anothers.  Unfortunately as I watched this movie I found myself rooting for the man to win.  I don't know if that is because I am a man or if because he just seemed to say all the right thing while the other woman just seemed so righteous.  Then as the movie comes to an end you do sort of see that this woman is the right woman for the job.  I liked how there was a real moral woman not someone who just wants to be.

Lone Star

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

lonestar.jpg

I thought that this movie was not all that it was cracked up to be.  I thought that many of the stories that have nothing to do with the murder are pretty much just clogging up this story.  For instance, the black man's son has about 20-30 minutes of this movie and he has no significance to the main plot of the movie at all.  I can see where the story ties in with the sheriff and his spanish girlfried but for the most part some of these side stories are pointless.  I also thought that ending the movie finding out that these two were half brother and sister and that they were having a relationship was a dull way to end it.

Blow Out

blowout.jpg

Your Reviewget this gear!

I thought that this movie was pretty good.  I think  that John Lithgow plays a great psychotic killer and I see where they got the idea to make him a killer in Raising Cain.  I think that Travolta plays a good role and shows that he is not just the man from Grease.  This is one of those roles that shows that he can be the star that he is today.  I thought this movie had a pretty good ending because both the good and the bad win.

In the Line of Fire

Video Clip

Your Reviewget this gear!

bigtoppeewee.jpg

I thought that this movie was very good for the sort of movie that has a pretty unoriginal plot. I thought the idea about the same agent working for two assasinations was a great idea. John Malkovich gives the best performance in this movie as the killer. I think that he is a very good actor and he keeps convincing me with every movie of his that I see. I think that Clint Eastwood gives his normal performance but I was just not feeling the anger in his words.