"In the back of his madness there was something simple...good. He wanted to protect us."
Probably the best haunted house movie since Poltergeist.
"Hermione just stole all of our shit." is probably my favourite line of dialogue this year.
The 'Everytime' scene is a microcosm of this whole movie. It's so disarming. He starts singing and you laugh and the montage kicks in and it's hilarious in its absurdity, but it's so beautifully constructed that by the end of it you're genuinely moved by that vast sad emptiness under all the hot bods and DTF sweatpants. Film of the year for me, so far.
Sandra Bullock beating Carey Mulligan for Best Actress that year was one of the most baffling Oscar decisions ever.
I'm so glad Baz Luhrmann makes movies. Nobody else does it like he does.
In a better world, this is what the Scary Movie franchise would be. Parody doesn't have to be moronic and base. This is the best send-up of the teen supernatural romance craze yet. Kristen Stewart lookalike falls in love with a corpse while he chows down on her ex-boyfriend's brains, played almost completely straight. An unexpectedly good movie.
Some movies are bad on a level that makes you wonder if it's some sort of elaborate joke. Because surely actors like Kate Mara, Olivia Wilde, Eric Bana and Charlie Hunnam, on the upswing of their careers, wouldn't sign up for a script this terrible for any other reason. Sample dialogue: Police Chief to his deputy daughter "What if we got out there and you had to change your tampon??!" "Then I'd change it, Dad."
Riley Keough seemed to be channeling late-'90s Joshua Jackson in this. A tougher, grittier, and er female, Pacey Witter.
Worked a lot better for me when viewed back-to-back with Casino Royale, but it's still not much when compared with the two 007 movies that came before and after it.
This could have been a good movie, but it's killed by poor editing, generic music and some stupid moments that could easily be lifted out. Waste of a great cast, good cinematography and some nice ideas.
The first hour was so wonderful. So damn good. And then it falls apart.
It's no small feat on Jennifer Lawrence's part that she comes out of this movie looking good. It drags everyone else involved down into the murky depths of schlock, but somehow she rises above it and manages to make going through the motions seem interesting.
I loved the book as a teenager and I was kind of dreading this - Chbosky's TV series 'Jericho' was beyond awful - but it actually turned out pretty great. So much heart. Mercifully has more in common with a My So-Called Life than a One Tree Hill. I feel like I'm a little too old at 27 to get the full effect, but it still had some magic.
The Goonies' fucked-up little brother.
I expected so little and received so much. Brilliant, brilliant film.
Terrible for the most part but a great premise, a Queen soundtrack, and a spectacular final sword fight on the set of a music video go a long way.
Even better the second time.
Guy Pearce and Maggie Grace running around, trying to escape a space prison and being sassy with each other could make for a fun movie, but oh boy is Lockout not fun. Good grief.