2010 in Film: The Best-of Edition

Filed under 83rd Academy Awards, Film ratings on February 27th, 2011

As last year, I only just finished watching all of the Best Picture nominees. Since I haven’t missed a single Academy Awards broadcast in years, and taking into account that watching the Academy Awards without actually having seen the films and the performances is somewhat pointless, I have spent the last week catching up on […]

“Rabbit Hole”

Filed under Film on September 16th, 2010

I usually do not post videos, but I am really looking forward to seeing the motion picture adaptation of Rabbit Hole, with Nicole Kidman, Aaron Eckhart, Dianne Wiest, and, you know, others. Update: Lionsgate pulled the YouTube video, so here’s the link to the trailer.

Film ratings [17]: It’s Not Complicated

Filed under Film ratings on March 17th, 2010

The return of Film Ratings! Unfortunately, because a lot of films had to be skipped, I was left with a lot of mediocre films. Terminator Salvation, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and It’s Complicated are just three major disappointments on schedule here.

2009 in Film: The Best-of Edition

Filed under 82nd Academy Awards, Film ratings on March 8th, 2010

A year ago, if you had asked me which film would win the 82nd Academy Awards top-prize, I would have answered that Nine was most definitely one of the contenders. The Weinstein Company had a sure-fire winner on their release schedule. An Academy Award-winning director with a Best Picture musical in his name; a cast […]

Film ratings [15/16]

Filed under Film ratings on June 28th, 2009

“You! Yeah, you in the suit! Take a shower, hippie!”— Carl Fredricksen Carl Fredricksen is one of the most endearing characters in recent film history. He’s a grumpy old and eccentric man who loved his wife beyond everything. And he hates people who bother him. (Who doesn’t?) It also helps that Fredricksen was partly based […]

Film ratings [13/14]

Filed under Film ratings on June 7th, 2009

“Are you kidding me? RoboCop?!”— Anchorwoman There is only one good scene in RoboCop 3; an anchorwoman recites the fabricated news that RoboCop has once again killed a lot of people. Then, in the best performance of the film, her face turns to puzzlement and, while standing up, she shouts to her colleague, “C’mon, this […]