Draackje

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Looper

A pretty great time travel shoot em up! Some decent action scenes, a pretty good story for a shoot em up and some terrifying ideas for time travel gone bad. It slowed down somewhere past the middle, but still had me on the edge of my seat for most part of the movie!

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Sahara

Now this is your typical I-don't-have-anything-better-to-do-tonight-so-let's-just-watch-this movie. Everything about it is average: the story, the acting, the music etc. It does have a feelgood vibe about it, with suntanned people running around on yachts and beaches, so it makes for some decent entertainment.

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Sucker Punch

Now those were 4 incredible videoclips! Too bad it was supposed to be a coherent movie, so as a movie it's terrible, but still.. I'm going to rewatch those 'dream parts', because the visuals and the music are amazing. Just don't expect a story this time :)

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Cowboys & Aliens

Quote: deiniol39
"Watched it last night, good old popcorn movie. Something to fill a couple of hours.."

I'm going to agree with this. Nothing special, just some shallow Hollywood action entertainment. Okay to watch if you're in the mood for it.

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This Is Spinal Tap

It's hard to predict whether someone will like this or not. But I suspect you'll be able to tell within the first few minutes, when the documentary-maker introduces himself and the following docu. I wasn't sure what to expect except a 'mockumentary', but this was so incredibly lame, but so spot-on, that it had me laughing out loud. It's so boring, that I would call it over-the-top boring. And I happened to like it. The same goes for the rest of the movie; a spot-on parody that shows how boring and predictable 80's rockband documentaries were. I liked it a lot!

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Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Since this was one of my favorites of the Potter books, I hoped I would enjoy this a lot. Unfortunately, this movie didn't give me the same exciting feeling the book did. In fact, the movie seemed pretty pointless, as there were hardly any character or story developments (which were present in the book).
The only scene that saved this movie for me was the introduction of Lord Voldemort; he seemed to be a real bad guy with scary looks, a bad attitude and an evil mindset. That was great. The rest of the movie not so much..

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Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Not sure why I keep watching these Harry Potter movies, since none of them has really worked for me. I guess I hope they'll get better as the story gets darker and I'm curious to see why they are/were so popular. In the books I liked part 3 and 4 (prisoner of azkaban, goblet of fire) the most, but figured the later books had more potential for movies.

As it turns out only the first two movies lived up to my expectations (childish, but more or less the same cozy atmosphere as the books) and in the others they couldn't portray the story, characters, atmosphere.. Well, pretty much anything, except the Snape character and the introduction of Lord Voldemort in Goblet of Fire, they are well done.
Hopefully the following movies can get some of the feeling of threat and urgency across, while maintaining the homely feel of Hogwarts.

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The Sound of Music

Just saw this for the first time. I'm not a fan of musicals, so I was prepared for the worst, but I was pleasantly surprised. I have to be in a certain mood to appreciate these golden oldies and must admit that it does feel a bit dated, but the feelgood sing-along atmosphere is still very effective. Great film about children and adults growing up, learning to have fun, against the background of a starting war. I'll be watching this again on a rainy afternoon :)

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Mission: Impossible II

Lots of stunts, lots of slowmotion and very little story. Good thing I already expected this; now I could enjoy this as a mindless action movie. Wouldn't recommend it however, there are way better action movies out there. Best part of the movie is the great soundtrack!

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Wanderlust

Forgettable is the right word alright. This movie is filled with cliches, not one original funny joke and the story is (as could be expected) very predictable. I thought I could have some laughs from this, but I was proven very wrong. Not recommended at all!

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Julie & Julia

I had no expectations about this, and was positively surprised. A feelgood self-discovery movie about cooking in the 1950's and blogging in the 2000's. Characters in different times use different ways to fill their lives with something they believe is meaningful. Had to get used to the Julia Child character, but gradually started to like her. Had the exactly the opposite with the Julie Powell character, she got less like-able every scene (I suspect this was intended). Really enjoyed this film and, more importantly, I developed a newfound love for butter!

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The Secret World of Arrietty

Guess I was in the wrong mood when watching this.. Loved all other Ghibli films, but thought this was just boring and unimaginative (in comparison with other Ghibli). Will have to see it again another time, perhaps I'll change my opinion.

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DuckTales: The Movie - Treasure of the Lost Lamp

Nostalgia :)

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The Incredible Hulk

Mindless action, not much of a story. In my opinion Norton does a great job in the chasing scenes, and the Hulk action scenes look great (although they are too much and too long), but they don't really fit together in the same movie. I guess Hulk is great as a side character, but too difficult a character and story to fill a 90 minute movie with.
Conclusion: worst movie in the 'Avengers' series, and I won't be watching again.

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Dances with Wolves

Loved it. Beautiful shots of the American prairie and its animals. The story is slow at times, but there are so many great scenes that it's worth it. The story is done many times (pocahontas and avatar come to mind), but this is an excellent effort, where I genuinely hated the army guys and got really intrigued by the Indian way of life. Of course there should've been more nuances (not every Indian should be a good guy, not every American should be violence-obsessed), and the movie should've been shorter, but overall it's a great movie, with many many great shots!

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Scary Movie

Yep, after ten years it's still a terrible movie, but still very very funny at times :D Goes without saying that it's only funny if you've seen the movies that are parodied (Scream, I know what you did last summer, exorcist etc.) Loved the Budweiser commercial parody: Wazzaaaaaaapp!!

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Rango

First things first: the animation looks absolutely fantastic and the character design is awesome. Depp does another great captain Jack impression, which you either like or not. Lots of references to other movies, with the obvious ones being Fear and loathing, Pirates of the Caribbean and spaghetti westerns in general. The movie atmosphere feels very different from other animated movies, so I can only applaud the effort to shake up the genre.
But to be honest, it didn't pull me in. It tried to be too many things at once, and therefore failed at being really good at any of them. There were only a couple funny moments, the 'religious' theme was scattered and sometimes awkward, the Clint Eastwood vibe didn't go well with the funny side, the story was too simple for adults but too slow (and perhaps too dark) for kids.
Still I can recommend watching it, even if it's just for the visuals or the Clint Eastwood vibe. Just don't expect a masterpiece.

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Into the Wild

Made me dream, made me wonder, made me think. Great commentary on the path dependency of modern society, making a strong case to escape civilization and live life more freely and adventurous. Also a great reminder that "happiness is only real when shared".

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Aliens

Almost the same plot as the first movie, except they switched the psychological horror element of the main character for lots of action and explosions. An entertaining movie, but very predictable, not nearly as scary as the first one and not much character development. But it was what I expected from an action/horror movie. The only thing that really annoyed me however, was the fact that the Alien monster was supposed to be almost indestructible and in this movie they drop by the dozen. But if you can live with that and want to see a war movie in space, this is a decent watch.

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Super 8

Like some other reviewers I almost liked it a lot, but something seemed to be missing.. There are some incredible scenes, a story that could be fantastic, the kid actors are very good, but somehow it didn't fit together for me. At the end of the movie I was not satisfied at all with the story (I also simply didn't like the ending, but that's another thing), and kept wondering what I missed.. Still not sure what to make of the movie as a whole..

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Captain America: The First Avenger

I enjoyed it, that's for sure! A couple years ago this would have been a perfect superhero movie. Now, after Batman, Iron Man and the likes, it's just another decent entry into this genre. Very entertaining, but not really standing out. Looking forward to sequels and the tying up of characters in The Avengers!

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Just Go with It

When the best part in a movie is a shot of Jennifer Aniston in bikini, you know what to expect.. It's not very funny and not very romantic. Just a movie to waste some time and quickly forget afterwards.

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Jurassic Park

On a recent rewatch, it didn't look as impressive to me as it did all those years ago. I have no idea how this film would look to newcomers.. After a while though, I was looking at this film as if I was a kid again and loved every part of it. So I like it mostly for nostalgic reasons, but I think it's still one heck of a ride!

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Flypaper

Simply put, it's a great "who-dunnit" mystery. The acting is good, the story is good, and most importantly for this kind of movie: the mystery was good. I didn't have a clue who did it until the very end. And on top of that, it's funny too!

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Airplane!

Completely over the top comedy, but if you're in the right mood you'll be laughing all the time. Lots of bizarre situations, funny quotes and memorable characters. One of the best parodies I've ever seen!

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The Hangover

Unfortunately this is one of the funniest comedies of recent years.. I didn't think it was particularly funny, it was just okay, but compared with other recent 'comedies', it was extremely funny. At least it's a step away from the completely empty romantic comedies of the past years. Hopefully this will be the start of better times for comedy movies.

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The Lion King 1½

The story of the Lion King through the eyes of Timon and Pumba. They always make me laugh!

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Did You Hear About the Morgans?

You could sleep through this and not miss very much..

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Rise of the Planet of the Apes

Great combination of special effects and emotional storytelling that makes you appreciate the revolution of the apes against humans. As a prequel to the original it is completely believable and has the same spirit to it. Hopefully they continue with the series, as there is so much potential for a modern retelling.
Viva la evolucion!

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Stardust

I didn't know what to expect when I put this on, but I thought it was awesome! A modern fairytale for (semi) grownups by Neil Gaiman, with sky-pirates, ancient witches, 'the wall' and a leading role for the northern pole star. Great cast, great setting, great storytelling. It's not perfect, but it's got that genuine feeling to it that most Hollywood films miss nowadays. This is a new favorite of mine!

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