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Betrayed by Love

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I thought this movie was just too simple. I think the only thing unique about this movie is that in the end the man confesses to where the body is because he feels so bad about what he has done. This is just something that he had to do to clear his conscience. Besides that this movie is totally predictable and it is almost as if the sister can predict that her sister is going to be killed long before it happens. The night before her sister leaves the scene where she is leaving to see her eventual killer it is if they all know she is going to die.

Good Morning Vietnam

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I thought that this movie isn't particularly funny but I think that you could not find a better person to play the part than Robin Williams. This is a part that was built for him. I also think that Forrest Whittaker supports him well. The thing that I really liked about the movie is not that it is about some rebel on the airwaves but that it is about hiding things from the soldiers and seeing the kind of things that goes on to the people and how they feel during war. Overall Rating: 7.2

Cocoon

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I thought that Cocoon was a good tail about life and how some people never like the idea of getting old. These aliens give hope to a group of older citizens who feel the troubles of getting old and decide to try to reap the benefits of having these aliens around. The aliens are kind and caring and even after the loss of their friends they still show compassion towards the humans and sometimes even take on human traits. Really a heart warming story about a dream place to many.

Stand By Me

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A movie about life and growing up. This classic film is about a group of boys who find a dead body in the woods and in a couple days period of time figure out that everything in their life can change because of this discovery. A tale that is almost comparable to The Goonies or the TV show The Wonder Years. The boys get into a battle with an older group of boys from the town in a race to capture the dead body. This dead body almost brings the two groups to kill each other and this is the climax of the story. Overall Rating: 8.5

Wild Things

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I thought that this movie was spectacular when I actually sat down to watch it. All you hear about this movie is how it is so great because of the scene between Denise Richards, Neve Campbell and Matt Dillon. But the movie is actually very good and has a very unpredictable ending. I thought that the best thing about this movie was the ending. It sort of seems like a low down no good plot until the ending finally turns you upside down and makes you stand up and say wow that was actually pretty good. Overall Rating: 7.2

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A Map of the World

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I thought that this movie had some potential but then squandered any potential that it might have had. I thought that it was stupid how they sort of separated the movie into two major topics, child abuse and faulty babysitting, and then didn't tie them together very well. The actors did a good job but it just was not very touching and the end of the movie fit together but by then you are too bored to even care. They should have just stuck with Sigourney Weaver being traumatized by the accident.

The Fan

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Robert Deniro and Wesley Snipes co star in this movie about an obsessed
fan to major league baseball player. He becomes friends with his son and
later kidnaps him and forces him to do well in a game. I thought that this
movie was sort of stupid but Deniro does play a good obsessive psychotic
who loses his job. The whole idea seems pretty stupid to me. Overall Rating: 4.3

Patch Adams

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A great movie starring Robin Williams about a man in medical school that
wants to start healing people by making them laugh. A unique idia and a
perfect role for Robin Williams. This movie is heartwarming and makes
you want to cry. It's always good to watch young ill kids getting helped
and all they have to do is believe. Overall Rating: 9.0

JFK

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A movie about the later investigation into the JFK murder case. Kevin
Costner is searching to find the truth behind the conspiracy. This movie
gives you a behind the scenes look at what was going on and how covered
up this situation was. This movie shows inside the government and how JFK's
murder could have been because of a numerous amount of reasons. We may
never know for sure. Overall Rating: 8.3

The Legend of Bagger Vance

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The legend of Bagger Vance is a heart warming tale that I liked very much. I thought that Will Smith did an excellent job of creating a seriousness that was surrounded by humor. My main complaint with the movie was that I thought that it was a little too deep. I never really caught on to the idea of an authentic swing. It seemed as though they made the game of golf something spiritual and not a sport of skill. The characters are wonderful and the ending is almost perfect. Overall Rating: 8.1

Remember the Titans

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This is one of the greatest movies of the season. It continued my luck of seeing about 3 or 4 movies in a row that were very good. This story is a lot more than football, it is about racism and how it was dealt with in the 70's. The only things that I disagreed with was the fact that I didn't think that the 70's was like this. It seemed like it should have taken place in the 50's. Anyhow Denzel Washington plays a great part and the story has a happy yet not completely satisfying ending which makes it even better. Overall Rating: 8.8

Rosewood

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Ths is a true story about a little town populated by blacks in the 30's
and one of the blacks get blamed for beating a while woman. This movie
becomes a story about brutality towards blacks. The movie has its heroes
and its villains and good ending. This movie was missing one little thing.
If it had one more little thing it could have been really good. Overall Rating: 7.2

Unbreakable

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This was my preseason pick for movie of the year but it was far different then I expected it to be. Bruce Willis and Samuel L. Jackson work perfectly together in this tale about superheroes. Like the sixth Sense the answer is right in front of you the whole time but you cannot see it. The beginnning was slow and the ending was too quick but the story is interesting and on the verge of being possible. Samuel L. Jackson could have elaborated a little more onto why if he is the villain did he have to find the Unbreakable Man. Overall Rating: 8.3

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

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This movie has taken over the spot of worst movie that I have ever seen. It spends to much time with the two guys on drugs that the movie does not make sense most of the time. There really is no story. It is just a couple of guys who go to Las Vegas to do some drugs. They try to weave other little stories in but all in all none of those stories can even begin to be a plot. This movie is not even worth watching if the only think on is the Home Shopping network. Overall Rating: 2.9

L.A. Confidential

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I thought this was a great mystery that is hard enough to figure out but is right there in front of your face. What I thought was really good about this movie is that since there are so many big actors in this movie there is no main character. It could be about three or four different people. That makes it so that you are never sure who will die and who will be the hero. Any of them coul be the on commiting the crimes and all of them have their good and bad sides. I thought this was one of the greatest etective movies that I have ever seen and very unpredictable. Overall Rating: 7.9

Cheaters

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I thought this movie was very interesting. I thought that it was sort of bad because of what the kids had done but it was also bad because of the way that these kids were persecuted because of who they are. The movie tries to make you feel sorry for the kids who cheated. I guess they are trying to get sympathy from the wrong sort of audience. What I think is good about the movie is how the teacher stood up for his students even though he was unaware of what they were doing and it ruined his career.

Castaway

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I thought that this movie was all that it was cracked up to be. Tom Hanks plays a wonderful role of a man who gets stranded on a deserted island. The movie has the perfect ending. Tom Hanks plays such a realistic role that he makes you see how hard it would be to survive on an island for four years. This movie shows realistically how your life would change if you were stuck on a deserted island for four years. You would be a different man. Overall Rating: 9.2

An Officer and a Gentleman

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I thought that this movie was pretty good. I thought that it was good how there was a little bit of love but not too much. I also like how there was a little bit of failure and a little bit of success. The only thing that was a little unbelievable was how many times Richard Gere got away with disrespecting his officer and breaking the rules without really getting punished except for one time. The movie ends with a pleasant surprise after they lead you to believe that it will end differently.

Along Came a Spider

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A prequel to Kiss the Girls. Some kidnappers capture a little girl in order to get a ransom. This movie has some very good twists but the motives of the kidnappers are up for discussion. If the girl has the diamonds then why does Monica Potter not just leave while the young girl is in the barn? And if they could get the diamonds thinking that the original kidnapper had the girl then why did Potter and her partner not just get the ransom and never have the girl. Too many holes. Overall Rating: 5.9

Stepmom

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I thought that this was a touching movie with some great actors. What I thought made this movie so great was that even if you take out the terminal illness part of the movie you can still see a very real life situation in the conflict between the real mother and the stepmother and how things like this can effect a couple and their children. This is something that happens more and more often as the years go on and this movie touches on this very well. But this movie is also one that just about anyone can enjoy. Overall Rating: 8.3

Blow

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One of the only pretty good movies starring Johnny Depp. Johnny Depp plays a drug dealer who has ruined his life by dealing drugs. He has lost what is most important to him and that is his daughter. This movie is slow in the middle but ends really good. The best scene of this movie is when Johnny Depp is sitting at the table with his family and he realizes it is the same as what his family was like when he was a kid, and he swore it would never be like that. A good story about how drugs can ruin your life. Overall Rating: 7.6

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Out of Sight

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This is a movie about a bank robber who escapes from prison and in the act is caught by a police officer who he falls in love with. The entire movie has the police looking for this man while the man is secretly in contact with the officer. I thought that this movie was enjoyable and doesn't have the kind of ending that you would think that it would have. I thought that it was a unique screenplay and a good role for George Clooney. I find that Clooney and Brad Pitt are in some of the most unique screenplays nowadays.

Cocoon 2: The Return

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I thought that this movie was a lot like the original with a couple of extra touches. It was a good sequel in that it has the same characters and continues the story from the first one. This movie does not quite have the effect of the first movie because you know all about the aliens and the old people are already revived. But it is still enjoyable and the ship captain recognizing who he is supposed to marry at the end is a good touch.

Legends of the Fall

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I thought that this was a very good movie and one of the real breakthroughs for Brad Pitt as an actor. I thought that he played a great character that you could not really figure out the whole movie. A totally unique character like no other that I have seen in any movie. I thought that his values towards family and love were good in some ways and bad in others. All in all this movie was extremely entertaining and had a very good ending. One that you can not see coming but is not shocking. A love story but not too overwhelming. Overall Rating: 8.9

Scarface

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I thought that this movie is very violent and graphic but still a very good movie. The storyline is played out a little now but was mostly original at the time of this movies production. A man who drowns in his own fortune of drugs and money. Scarface is more of a experience than a movie. It was basically the original movie about drugs which many behind started to follow. Al Pacino gives a great performance and goes out with a bang at the end of the movie. Overall Rating: 7.9

Zero Effect

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I thought that this movie began with a lot of potential to be a very unique and interesting movie. When Ben Stiller is describing Mr. Zero intrigues you with the things he says. But then as the movie goes on you see that Zero is not really quite as weird as he is described in the beginning and it sort of lets you down. I would have liked to have seen a man who could solve cases really quick with his genius and yet be a complete social failure. That is the way the Stiller describes his employer and it would have been a lot more interesting.

Dolores Claiborne

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This is an unfortunate tale of a woman whose husband decides to run away with her money and leave her with nothing. She also loses her job and so on. I thought this was a very unorthodox tale for Stephen King but I guess that you can see his ideas tied in their. I had heard that the book was very good. I hope that it is better then the movie because I thought that the movie was no better then okay.

Eyes Wide Shut

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This is probably one of the stragest movie that has been made but it is a little on the light side when it comes to a Stanley Kubrick film. I thought this was a very entertaining movie and actually is easier to follow and less off the deep end then most of Kubrick's films. I thought that the story could have turned into a good suspense story but I would have liked to have seen it as a little more of a mystery but I am sure that it has the effect that the writer wanted. I can understand why many would not like this movie. Overall Rating: 7.3

The Watcher

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This movie had great potential but could have been much better. I thought
that it was a little too short and that Keanu Reeves is a terrible serial
killer. They couldn't have picked a worse person to play a serial killer.
The idea was along the lines of a movie like Seven only the killers motive
seems a little strange. There seemed no end to his unmeaningful killing. Overall Rating: 4.9

The Game

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Michael Douglas stars in this mystery thriller about a man whole life is
being turned upside down. It seems as if everyone is against Douglas.
I think that the plan against him was taken a little too far and it leads
to a shocking ending. I guess this is what happens if you shake a guy up
a little too much. The ending still shocks you and is very creative. Overall Rating: 7.2

Diary of a Serial Killer

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This story had a pretty good idea but was bad as a movie. The fact that
this author is the one getting blamed for the murders is interesting.
I like how at the end of the story you see a guy that looks just like the
serial killer, this leaves you wondering whether he died or not. What I
want to know is how the cop could just shoot the man as soon as he sees him? Overall Rating: 3.7

Pay it Forward

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Pay it forward made it into my top tem movies of all time. The story is about a boy who changes the world but he also falls victim to the world that he is trying to change. This is very interesting because he feels that the world is so horrible. I can't say enough about this movie. It has love and tenderness but at the same time it shows how different people have to struggle through life. It gives an almost false sense that this is unrealistic but I think what is realistic is that he changed the world but not as big as you might think. It is still on a reasonable level. The ending is sad but sums up the world in which we live in and makes a good contrast to the world that the boy is trying to create. Overall Rating: 9.5

E.T.

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A great movie that makes you wonder what is really out there. E.T. touches you in the heart and makes you fall in love with a creature from another planet. E.T. is enchanting and you believe that it could actually occur, that is what makes it so great. This movie can bring tears to the eyes of people of all ages. This movie was the breakthrough blockbuster smash hit for Steven Spielberg. Overall Rating: 8.8

Men of Honor

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This movie was good for the most part but did not attach me to much to Cuba Gooding succeeding. You want him to achieve his goals but you get sick of him neglecting his family. It makes you not want him to succeed so much. You think that the movie is going to end many times and it doesn't. The most emotional part of the whole movie is the part where his dad talks to him in the beginning or his walking scene at the end. This is a movie about determination. Overall Rating: 7.1

Traffic

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I thought that this movie was excellent. It moves sort of slow but the
idea is wonderful. The movie is like three movies in one, it shows three
different elements of the drug war. The ending of this movie paints a very
realistic view of drug trafficking in North America. I can definately see
why this movie is so acclaimed. Benicio Del Toro gives a remarkable
performance
and his character is the highlight of the movie. Overall Rating: 8.7

Finding Forrester

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I thought that this movie was missing something. It
did not grip me the way that it should have. I guess it could have used some tears or a little more emotion from either of the characters. I hate how they don't really
tell you why forrester never leaves his home. I guess he
was just in such a great depression and this boy opens his eyes to a world that he has forgotten. I also don't completely understand why he missed the foul shots. Overall rating: 6.4

Antitrust

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I found this movie to be a great suspense thriller. Tim Robbins is very manipulative and Ryan Phillipe is smart but not smart enough to fool Robbins all the time. These two think the same and Phillipe has to out do his mentor. A business man can only get away with stealing ideas for so long, although he was very detailed in accomplishing his task. Overall Rating: 7.2

The Man in the Iron Mask

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The one thing that I can say about this movie is that it was not as bad as I thought that it was going to be. I thought that it added a small bit of comedy to go along with its historical plot. I thought the movie was interesting and it was a good way to learn a history lesson even if it was not all true. My gripe with the movie was that if the boys were not the sons of the king than how did they become the king after it was confessed. I guess it could have been kept a secret but it seemed sort of stupid to me.

The Virgin Suicides

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I thought that this movie was sort of interesting and it kept your attention even though it was extremely slow moving and almost pointless. It is like you keep watching because you are waiting for something to happen and then when it finally does happen it still shocks you. The death of the girls doesn't seem to have much impact and it shows how bad parenting can lead kids over the edge even if you are trying to teach good values. I was entertained by this movie and I think it is because it just seemed real. Overall Rating: 7.1

A Bronx Tale

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This is probably my favorite mob movie outside of The Godfather. I think this may even be Robert Deniro best movie. I think that he plays an outstanding role as a father for his son. I also think that Chazz Palminteri plays a great role because he does not hurt too many people and he is very wise and mature in his decisions. What I really liked about this movie was that it was about keeping the neighborhood safe and not just shooting it up like most of the gangster movies. Overall Rating: 8.4

Bob Roberts

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I thought this was a very creative and interesting movie. It is a documentary about a man who is running for office as a senator of Pennsylvania and when he finally thinks that he may lose he pretends to be shot and peralized to win the affection of the people and the election. I thought that Tim Robbins was excellent in this movie and what I liked is how some people towards the end of the movie sort of seem like they know that he is not peralized and it seems that they love him even more. They leave you guessing for a while and then let you know he was faking. Overall Rating: 7.5

Unforgettable

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I really enjoyed this movie. I thought that it was a good idea and a believable idea. There were a couple of things that I didn't like. For instance, I thought that they shouldn't have kept saying that Ray Liotta could die. By the end you didn't believe that anything about this drug could make him die because he has defied it for so long. There were a couple things about the plot that I am unclear on but for the most part I thought this movie was good and very entertaining.

Almost Famous

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This movie about a boy who wants to be a rock journalist during the early
70's and he goes on tour with a band. The band is Stillwater and he must
portray them accurately but fairly. He gets caught up in the life of a
band on the road and all the things that go on. As the band is coming apart
it is only this article that can make or break them. A boy brings meaning
to what all the people on the road are doing. Overall Rating: 7.7