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I actually had the chance to see the stage play before seeing the film, first time that's ever happened. On first glance it seems like a very warped, twisted plotline that's unnecessarily confusing but it makes more sense after thinking it through. Hepburn does a good job portraying her disability and having seen the stage play I can attest that it captured the spirit of it very well. The changing of personalities and disguises lends itself very well to the stage and you could probably guess it had its roots in a play based on the set design and overall flavor of the film.

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1 week 1 day ago
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I was very eager to see Hepburn carry a film all by herself as her usual territory is opposite a popular leading man. The story, large in scope, is well presented and we are really able to feel the emotional turmoil that Hepburn is in for many key scenes. The opening scene really kicks it all off, the atmosphere feels like she's going off to serve a prison sentence!
1 week 2 days ago
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My first Bruce Lee movie, the fighting is the obvious highlight. I'm hoping the script work and character development here isn't typical of his movies because it leaves much to be desired. Blows my mind how fast Lee can move though, the camera barely catches it.
1 week 4 days ago
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The fighting choreography is certainly better than in previous installments but it comes at the expense of a storyline that has no idea what it is. Mike Tyson is in there somewhere, before the entire plotline is simply aborted. Lynn Hung as Ip man's wife gets more opportunity to show her acting chops than in the previous two films combined which is some consolation.
1 week 4 days ago
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I really wish I'd have seen this movie back when I was working in food services because this one... LOL it is endlessly quotable. I mean almost Mean Girls level of quotability. Utterly hilarious, too.

"Have you ever been in an accident?"
"Not to your knowledge."

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1 week 6 days ago
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A decent sequel to the original that gets straight-up hijacked by the boxing storyline towards the end of the film despite obviously building towards it. Overacting doesn't even begin to describe all the non-Chinese characters in this one, whoa Nelly!
1 week 6 days ago
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A popcorn movie at its finest. I think I enjoyed it more than any of the other DCEU films I've sat down and watched. As long as you park your brain in neutral and make sure the hand brake is engaged I think you'll get something out of it. The world design is the strongest point while the dialog and story are riddled with cliches.
2 weeks 4 days ago
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It has several good twists and turns and the cinematography is well done. Not your average "Whodunit?" in the slightest bit and that limits a few potentially good avenues it could have taken, you can feel the gears shift dramatically mid-way through. At well over two hours in length it could have gone in a few more perplexing directions. I agree with "MrDoog", it would have greatly improved the film if more characters were targets of suspicion. spoiler The more characters that appear to be guilty, the more the viewer is forced to consider alternate plots and subplots, and early on that appears to be the direction, until it's simply abandoned.
2 weeks 5 days ago
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Margot Robbie's ability to bring Harley to vivid life is what probably saved the movie from sinking too far. It has echoes of Suicide Squad which was disconcerting but what was most jarring was how little the other "birds" show up on screen and not in ways that fit well into the overall plot (I mean, yeah, there's a plot but it isn't exactly crafted in stellar fashion.) Was hoping to see a heck of a lot more of MEW as Huntress but she gets little screen time comparatively. The non-linear storyline also got old very fast, though on some weird level it did kind of mimic the manic side of Harley's personality so I guess it fits.

Hands down the strangest thing for me was watching a movie where there really isn't a "good" character. Those few characters that do end up closer to the traditional protagonist end of the spectrum are certainly not front and center in the plotline.
2 weeks 6 days ago
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On paper it's probably the best in the series, but I still enjoyed the first one the best probably because it was fresh back then. Michel Bay's explosive fingerprints are noticeably absent from this one but that doesn't mean that Travis Knight didn't borrow a bit from his predecessor. It certainly diverges from the other movie's formulas in key ways but frustratingly clings to silly decisions like a romantic subplot that ultimately goes nowhere. Did we really need that included like it was a box that needed to be checked? It was entertaining, but I think could have been much more.
2 weeks 6 days ago
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Pretty sure I never would have found this one if I hadn't read Ready Player One. That soundtrack... wow. The opening sequence sounds like every movie theme thrown into a blender. It's a somewhat entertaining movie though. You could do a heck of a lot worse in the 80's.
3 weeks 1 day ago
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Essential viewing if you're a Hepburn fan. It's a very well put together chronicle of the tour de force that was and is Audrey Hepburn. UNICEF dominates a bit too much of the film, would have liked to have seen a little more time spent on the incredible movies she starred in. What strikes me most is what you've come to know from so many of her movies, her unbelievable magnetism.
3 weeks 2 days ago
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One of the few instances where I read the book prior to watching the film. The novel is a kind of love letter to nerd culture but I didn't get that same strong feeling from the movie. If I hadn't known that Spielberg directed it going in then I don't think it would have ever occured to me. His signature filming technique and keen eye for character development were unnoticeable to me, and that's despite the fact that he references his own directed movies to boot. It struggled enormously with cramming even a portion of the book's ideas into a film: the first 11 minutes being a straight info dump is as good an indicator as any. Plus a lot of the emotional chemistry and impact between Parzival and Art3mis was abandoned due to time constraints. It's a common issue throughout the film, unfortunately. A major theme of the novel is the whole idea of escapism through video games and it probed the deeper, darker truths of it, but that didn't exactly make it to the screen.

I don't think I need to add anything to the discussion of how accurate it is to the novel. One thing I will say though is that reading the novel then watching it soon after makes it super confusing as they start to interchangeably blend together.
1 month ago
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It's a pure fairytale-like movie, with the way Paris is portrayed it seems like it could be on some distant planet and effectively becomes the third character in the film. The locales and the use of background lighting and color is used to excellent effect. A lot of laugh-out-loud moments in this one too. Hepburn breaking out into interpretive dance in a French beatnik club had me in stitches.
1 month ago
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Hepburn has played opposite a lot of leading men with good chemistry but this first outing for her seems to have set the gold standard. Both she and Peck are class personified and so they complete each other in a magical way. Incredible acting, fantastic screen chemistry, and gorgeous on-location filming. How many other actresses could win an Oscar for their breakout role? It's a fairy tale come true.

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1 month ago
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Something like half of the movie is Eastwood 's character either scowling, grimacing, or looking genuinely PO'd at something, and it's utterly hilarious. Not Eastwood's finest performance in front of or behind the camera but it's still well made and great fun.
1 month 1 week ago
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Hepburn seems to have the magical touch when it comes to screen chemistry. I guess it's a true testament to her acting ability that she so effortlessly moves into the role as a romantic lead despite sharing the screen with so many different leading men. It's a rather crazy film and has no issue with poking fun at itself. As soon as Holden's character began laying out blank pieces of paper on the floor while telling the story, I was surely hooked.
1 month 2 weeks ago
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It's an odd blend of comedy/spy thriller with a few notes of Noir thrown in. It's enjoyable, and the Hepburn/Grant romance works mostly because of the chemistry and script work.
1 month 2 weeks ago
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Kind of surprised there aren't any comments yet. Grant was only one film away from retiring when he made this one but he's lost none of his charm or acting ability. The script is witty and genuinely funny and Leslie Caron plays well against Grant's rough-yet-lovable drunken character. Trevor Howard is also a very welcome addition.

"Married? Goody two-shoes and the filthy beast???"
1 month 3 weeks ago
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It's a very simple yet uplifting movie and a solid newcomer directorial entry for Chiwetel Ejiofor who gets to be behind the camera as well as in front of it. One of the most impressive points to consider was that Chiwetel did not know any Chichewa, Malawi's main language which dominates much of the film, yet he is totally convincing. Pretty incredible.
2 months ago
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I wasn't sure what to make of this movie until I found out it's an American remake of a French film that was released a few years earlier. That's really the flavor of the movie, it's not terribly flashy and feels like a conglomerate of many other thrillers but in the end manages to be very decent. As with many international remakes, something usually gets lost in translation. I wouldn't be surprised if the original was a more complete movie overall. Crowe and Banks certainly take it seriously enough but there isn't quite enough substance to sink your teeth into. Average, yet entertaining enough.
2 months ago
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I think this just might be low budget B-movie sci-fi at its absolute best. The premise does a decent job of roping you in and it only gets better from there. Dialog was cringey at some points and was the one and only sore point for me. Could have been cleaned up really easily. It doesn't explain everything, but is presented in such a way that it doesn't need to and still makes sense with a little imagination from the viewer. Full props to whoever came up with this one.
2 months ago
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A lot of heart and a lot of laughs. Very well acted and though the story is familiar territory it doesn't take away from the film at all. The script took full advantage of the culture clash between the characters and used it to full effect.
2 months ago
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This is hands down the strangest classic movie I've come across, and probably because it diverged so incredibly far from what I was expecting. This is not your typical romantic movie of the era where a character's biggest flaw is being shy and awkward towards the opposite sex or perhaps being the stereotypical trendsetter playboy. This one is much deeper than that. This film takes a stab at the seedier parts of life through the characters of Holly and Paul that takes us into unfamiliar territory and themes that are lightyears away from standard rom-com fare. It's well acted, and despite Hepburn being well known as being a classy lady this film serves to chip away at that image. Unbelievably, it is so well made that her class is untouched and we still love her for it. The edgier character aspects of Holly's character are glossed over somewhat compared to the book but if you pay attention it's all right there before your eyes.

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2 months 1 week ago
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Making a feature film that is based on a theme park attraction is already an uphill battle, yet I think this one manages to pull it off rather well. Depp is rather zainy in the role and is very much a love him or hate him kind of character. Pirate movies as period pieces are few and very far between so it has that going for it.
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