Zack Snyder stays true to 300's comic book origins, and the style… MoreZack Snyder stays true to 300's comic book origins, and the style makes the story feel like something out of a myth. This definitely works to enhance the larger than life experience unfolding on screen. The animated blood effects make the film feel less gruesome than it could have been. A pretty solid, well rounded B-action picture.
Byzantium will test the patience for some horror movie fans,… MoreByzantium will test the patience for some horror movie fans, particularly those who enjoy cheap boo scares every two minutes. But if you let this (slightly underdeveloped) story work its magic on you, it has a few pleasantly innovative twists up its sleeve.
A simple but deeply involving story about forgiveness and exposing the… MoreA simple but deeply involving story about forgiveness and exposing the truth. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan give incredible performances, and the character of Philomena Lee is portrayed as a truly astonishing human being.
I loved the first hour of this film. It hit all the right notes of how… MoreI loved the first hour of this film. It hit all the right notes of how difficult loving another person can be. Themes explored the scenario that if a computer can adapt itself to you to be a perfect companion, how can another human being compete? And the scenes were delicately and wonderfully put together. The second hour just got ridiculously absurd to the point where I not only became emotionally detached but I no longer believed in the story. I love movies that take unpredictable twists, even if I don't like the twists (makes me think), but I just kept thinking, "Ok, this is getting stupid." Not a bad movie but a real let down.
An incredibly moving picture. Matthew McConaughey gives the… MoreAn incredibly moving picture. Matthew McConaughey gives the performance of his career, while Jared Leto and Jennifer Garner are wonderful supporting players. This story about a man infected with AIDS who defies corrupt FDA treatment to procur not-approved medicine that makes him and other AIDS patients actually get better is multi-layered and deeply emotional. Filmmaking does not get much better than this.
One of these stars is for Bruce Dern and Will Forte who deserve as… MoreOne of these stars is for Bruce Dern and Will Forte who deserve as much praise as they can get for their performances. The other star goes to the gorgeous black and white cinematography that makes the environment into a character. I couldn't care less about anything else that happened in the film.
What else would you expect from Noboru Iguchi? Zombie Ass has its… MoreWhat else would you expect from Noboru Iguchi? Zombie Ass has its roots in anime more so than horror. It's completely filled with bad taste so I can't recommend it, but I watched the whole film in fascination knowing that someone thought this up and convinced an entire crew/cast to make it.