Movies I’ve seen in November 2012

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Skyfall takes Bond into new and exciting territory with an unforgettable performance from the new Bond villain played by Javier Bardem.

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The Iron Giant deserves a lot praise for appealing to all ages – not many animated films do this enough and that can cause a lot of writers to give kids uninspiring horse-baloney.

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A great set-up that leads to a story we’ve seen a 1,000 times before. I’m actually quite surprised with the positive ratings it’s gotten…

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You know, I never cared for Matthew McConaughey until I watched Killer Joe. The performance from McConaughey is spellbinding; did he make a deal with the devil to gain such acting abilities? Anyway, Killer Joe is dark and twisted with enough comedy oozing through so you won’t feel offended.

267901_detNot quite as strong as Annie Hall in terms of relationships, even with its provocative flare. But like Annie Hall, Gordon Willis composes some outstanding theatrical shots in black and white, while the characters drive the story forward.

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This hasn’t aged well at all, but still, it’s a Halloween film I think every kid should see.

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Forgot intellectual dialog, this flick is all about poking fun a sex; unfortunately the idea is a little outdated with the times we live into day, but still, it’s worth watching, even if it’s just for Gene Wilder’s segment.

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I was really looking forward to The Victim, but unfortunately I couldn’t get into it.  The film was all over the place and from what I read, Michael Biehn only had three weeks to write the script, with shooting taking place over 11 days…I felt like it had potential in there somewhere, but ultimately it fell flat.

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A feel good documentary about living your dream that is killed with the latest news surrounding Kevin Clash. Still, getting a look at behind the scenes of Sesame Street and seeing interviews with the likes of Frank Oz and hearing about Henson is worth the watch.

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The Master is slow placed, dealing with Freddie Quell’s (Joaquin phoenix) choices and relationships with a bizarre, but inviting cult, led by Lancaster Dodd (Philip Seymour Hoffman). Some people might find this flick boring or even frustrating. I left with a lot to think about as couldn’t get a general opinion of The Master right away. The film let’s you, the audience, figure some stuff out, as you can interrupt fragments of the story in various ways.

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Watching Joaquin Phoenix act like a whiny bitch for almost two hours was immensely tiresome.

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Lawrence and Cooper have wonderful chemistry on-screen as they play characters with mental illnesses. The film is charming, funny and has a rewatchability factor, but it does forcefully squeeze some predictable cliques  that leads to down right silly moments.

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While I loved watching the human insight to a family and their relationship issues with men, I couldn’t help but be intrigued by Allen’s hypochondriac character, who tries many religious conversions with fail. I felt I could relate to that scenario in a lot of ways more than anything else within the story.

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While the stunt work was a sight to see, Mad Max was downright bizarre. How did the world become such a mess that the police force must wear such tight leather pants and drive ugly yellow vehicles? And for a movie called Mad Max, Max doesn’t get that Mad – he’s actually a chilled out guy, even when his family is killed.

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