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Dick Tracy

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I thought this movie had a great cast and it had a good story to it. I think that it is a unique way to look at this time period which makes it original from most movies about that time. I thought it was an okay story but nothing spectacular. Very comparable to some of the followup movies to Batman. I think that it sort of has a superhero quality in a movie about crime fighting with no superhero talents. A crime movie that fits a young teen audience very well.

Tomorrow Never Dies

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I thought that this was a good movie for an action movie. I thought that Peirce Brosnan does a good job playing James Bond and I can't think of anybody who would fit the role any better. I think that the action scenes are in good taste and that they don't really overdo it. I think that the villains ideas are getting a little off the wall. It seems to me like villains are running out of ideas and they are starting to get a little bit rediculous. But I guess that is how villains are supposed to be.

Planet of the Apes

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I thought that this movie was good for the most part and it definitely sets up for a sequel. If there is no sequel to explain what happens when Mark Wahlberg gets back to earth then the movie doesn't make much sense and there is too much assumption about what happened. The only thing that I really didn't like about this movie is that the whole thing is a chase. From minute one Wahlberg is running from these apes. He could have been threatened a little bit more and there could have been a little bit more about their planet. Maybe a couple of humans killed.

Payback

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I thought that this movie was very entertaining and one that I never really heard much about when it was in the theaters. I thought that the whole idea of Mel Gibson doing everything that he does for only 70,000 dollars was pretty comical but yet they never really ever laugh about it. Also I thought that all the action was very believable and the story was interesting and fun. I thought it may have ended without much of a climax but too much of a climax would have ruined this sort of movie.

Battlefield Earth

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It amazes me that they can get two actors like John Travolta and Forrest Whitaker to do a movie like this. I think that it would probably be a movie that would be fun to do but you have to know that it is going to be a bomb at the box office. The movie is just too dark and it is a similar movie to Planet of the Apes only that it is worst. The revolt in the end gets to the point of total chaos and not a carefully thought out plan. Not a totally bad idea just a bad movie.

Jurrasic Park 3

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These movies got less and less scary each time they made a new one. This one I thought was a little better than the second one in some aspects and a little worse it others. I thought the second two were worst than the first one because too many people got away from the dinosaurs when confronted. This one had a couple of good additions like raptors communication and the Teradactals. Dr. Grant is becoming a modern day Indiana Jones. I think this one is slightly better than the second.

Bulletproof

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I thought that this movie was a lot different than I thought that it was going to be but that is not a bad thing. I thought it was going to be a little more of a screwball comedy but instead it is just a normal movie with some humor but not an insane amount. The one thing I did like about this movie is how their is sort of a running joke throughout the whole movie between Sandler and Wayans. There isn't much to improve on this movie, it fits it's purpose pretty well but won't ever be a great movie.

Bait

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I thought this movie was a pleasant surprise. I was expecting sort of a lame comedy about crime fighting. Instead I find a really entertaining movie in which Jamie Foxx gives a surprisingly good acting performance. This movie never really lets you know what is going to happen and is not too complicated to be enjoyable. It is a very realistic movie and their are no real off the wall crazy stunts. A really good rental.

Platoon

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I thought this was a great movie that showed one man's view of Vietnam. The writer does a good job of making this man a moral man who is finally forced to kill because of the situation. This movie shows the struggle between two sides of Americans and two different American beliefs. The acting is superb and there are a couple of really good fighting scenes. The movie paints the picture of how these men were trapped in Vietnam and that we should respect what they have done. Overall Rating: 9.0

The Untouchables

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The true story of Elliot Ness and his trials with Al Capone in Chicago in the 1920's and 30's. This movie had a couple of really good things and a couple really bad things. The good things were the acting and of Robert Deniro and Kevin Costner and ow Capone seemed to make evidence disappear. The bad things were that they just seemed like they made too many mistakes. You'd think that people that had broke the law for so long would be a little more secretive. This movie though you know how it turns out is still fun to watch. Overall Rating: 7.1

48 Hours

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This movie shows a little bit of a different side of Eddie Murphy that we don't get to see very much. In this movie Eddie Murphy can still shows flashes of comedy in a rather serious film. He does a good job of playing the role that he does even if you can not picture Eddie Murphy as a convict. I thought these two made a good team and show two completely different styles of police work. This is not much like Beverly Hills Cop but sets up the role for Eddie Murphy in those films.

Charlie's Angels

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I thought that this movie was pretty bad. I thought that the girls that they got were not very athletic and in this movie most of the girls were not very sexy. I thought that the plot of the movie was almost a joke and even though they tried to throw in a couple of twists the movie just ends and you are sort of wondering why this mission was important at all. It is sort of like watching someone steal a shoe and making a movie about it. I thought the casting with this movie was just as bad as the movie.

Gladiator

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This was a masterpiece of Roman times. Everything looked so real and the story was strong and bold. I thought that Russell Crowe was the perfect man to play this role. His voice fit the role and mood perfectly. This movie lets you root for the underdog and does not completely have the perfect happy ending. The only thing wrong with this movie is that it is long and a little bit slow at times. There are some classic lines and scenes and the langueage is beautiful even though it is English. Overall Rating: 9.5

Back to the Future 3

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I thought this was definitely the worst of the three back to the future movies. Something about going back in time was just not that cool. Especially because it was too far back to even worry about relatives. I think they went a little too far with this one. They should have stopped at two. I thought the movie was too simple and showed a time machine in a time where there could never have been something like that. Not like in 1955 when the creator of the time machine was already working on the components of it.

Men in Black

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I saw this movie in the movie theater three times and I don't know why.
It is one of those movie that you can watch over and over but it is not
very good. It is a little funny, not really scary, not really dramatic
but entertaining. Will Smith plays a very good role and his partner Tommy
Lee Jones contrasts him well. Some of the aliens are funny and unique but
the overall story is not a very detailed story. Overall Rating: 5.4

Driven

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A race car driving movie starring Sylvester Stallone. This movie was a huge let down. The special effects are all computer generated and look terrible. So much of this movie is far from what a race would really be like. For instance, the driver's wife is on the radio with one of the driver's while he is in the race. This would not happen. Another unbelievable scene is the crash scene in the river. They want you to root for the racer who is out partying and not the one working hard to win. All these flaws lead to a joke of a movie.

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Over the Top

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I thought that this movie was for the most part a little absurd. One of the things that I thought was absurd was that the kid talked like he was a 35 year old psychiatrist. Some of the language and insight that he used seemed almost unbelievable for a kid of his age. But for the most part this is just a movie about a guy who wants to be able to stay with his kid. It just adds a little bit of an arm wrestling action to tame the action appetites of many people.

X-Men

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I thought that this movie was much better than I thought that it was going to be. I thought that it was just going to be a non stop action movie with a very weak plot but I found out that it was entertaining. I think that I am still not certain exactly what the two sides are fighting for except for the fact that they are fighting and I don't certainly know why the senators role was included because it was not that important. There were many flaws but it still is a good balance of action and storyline.

The Fast and the Furious

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This movie was nothing spectacular. It had some really nice cars in it. Well actually they were just normal cars that were souped up. This was a movie about racing but they only actually raced a couple of times. The one guy being a cop is a good twist and you are never really sure who the person that is knocking off the tractor trailers is. This movie was okay and I didn't really like how it ended. The whole race scene towards the train really didn't make that much sense to me.

Terminal Velocity

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I thought that this movie was okay but it starred Charlie Sheen who I still believe is one of the worst actors that I have ever seen. He has absolutely no expression to himself. It is like watching a zombie. I thought that the plot was okay but it ruins everything when their is no emotion to a movie. It is amazing how much difference a good actor can be. The thing that amazes me the most is that Charlie Sheen does mainly comedy movies.

The Score

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I thought this movie was great. It had great actors and a great plot and a great ending. It keeps you on the edge of your seat because you see so many kinks in the operation that you feel that their is no way that they are going to pull it off. They also lead you to believe that Deniro is going to get caught so you are never really sure what to expect. The one thing that you can't expect is what actually happens. The movie is one of the better Deniro films and Edward Norton continues his streak of good movies.

Mission: Impossible

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I definitely thought that this was much better than the sequel. I thought that the action scene at the end of the movie was have gone to a little extreme with the helicopter chasing the train into the tunnel but leading up to that this movie was actually a good mystery and had some good twists to it. I thought that the movie at times was a little hard to understand because of some of the language used but all in all you are able to follow pretty well. I don't understand how Cruise gets involved again with the group after quitting in part 1.

15 Minutes

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Robert Deniro stars in this movie about two Eastern Europeans who come to
the United States to get famous by making movies. This movie marked how
the American idea of temporary insanity is insane. Americans do not have
to take responsibility for their actions. This movie had a few good twists
and you could never pinpoint what was going to happen. Their is a scene
where a man is taping himself and the statue of liberty is in the background.
This shows that our liberty system leads to death. Overall Rating: 6.0

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

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I thought that this movie was amazing the fight scenes were enchanting and kept your attention. I thought the plot was sort of that of a disney movie but the fighting is what makes this movie truly great. The thing that too many movies are going to nowadays is that the computer is too involved. This movie everything looks real even though most of it is not possible. The one thing that is good about this movie is that the fight scenes are original but not too gruesome. The downside to this movie is that the ending really doesn't make much sense except for whatever you want it to mean. Overall Rating: 9.0

Reindeer Games

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I thought that this movie was good and had some good twists to it. I had heard that this movie was a flop but I disagree. I thought that it was entertaining and Ben Affleck was in a very interesting situation. I thought that the movie has some good action scenes and a good ending. I thought the bad guy should have probably done away with Ben after they got their information from him. But it would have ruined one of the twists.

The Desperate Trail

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I thought that this movie was a made for TV movie when I first saw it but then a watched it and it wasn't that bad. What was bad about it was that some of the people in the movie were far from being cowboys and living in the west yet they still tried to act like they did. The were really no big name actors in this movie but it was still somewhat entertaining. This movie is that kind of movie that you might catch some day when you are bored and it is on TV or something but is not one that I would tell you to rent.

Shaft

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I thought that this movie was not that bad. It had a bad ass cop who seemed to have his own methods of inforcing the law. The key here is that he was enforcing the law. The bad thing about this method is that if someone was falsely accused and Shaft didn't like you then you might end up almost dead or dead. I was entertained by this movie because of some good acting by Samuel L. Jackson and some action scenes that fit the movie perfectly.

The Patriot

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I thought that this was a great movie that got downplayed a lot because it stars Mel Gibson and it is along the same line of movie as Braveheart. To compare it to Braveheart I think that it has a few flaws. But if this movie comes out before Braveheart we may be saying the opposite. Braveheart had a much better ending than the Patriot. It can almost make you cry. This movie does not have that and it does not have Braveheart's betrayal. But all in all a very very good movie. Overall Rating: 9.3

Back to the Future 2

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This is my favorite of the back to the future trilogy. What I liked is how
he goes from the past to the future to the present and so on. There are three
Michael J. Fox's, three biffs and htey all coexist. Michael J. Fox finds
out that the future is bad and he has to go to the past to fix the future.
You see many of the parts of part 1 replayed which was my favorite part
of this movie. Overall Rating: 7.5

Back to the Future

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A classic Michael J. Fox film that made him famous. Doc Brown creates a
time machine that takes Michael J. Fox on an adventure back to 1955. He
has to make sure that his parents get together. This movie is a great idea
and has some funny and easy going look into the 50's. Of course Michael
J. Fox has his classic Johnny B. Goode scene to show the teens of what's to
come. Overall Rating: 7.5

Wild Wild West

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This movie was entertaining and creative but was a little comflicting with its time periods. There were futuristic machines in a past time. Some things in the movie were revolutionary like the airplane but the big walking spider doesn't fit during the civil war times. Although I thought this creative idea is fun to watch and entertaining. The two actors compliment each other well and although completely off the wall the story is believable. The action wasn't too overwhelming.