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R.I.P. Robin Williams.
Robin Williams is really fantastic in this. He really shows his talents. There are some really laugh at loud scenes. There also some missed gags. It does a decent job of mixing serious and comedic genres into one movie. None of the comedic parts seems to interfer with the telling of the serious story.
Mycket bra film om Vietnamkriget
***1/2 / ****
It only lets me have five so theres gonna be one more...
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BRILLIANTLY MIXES BROAD HUMOR WITH INTENSE DRAMA, AND WILLIAMS MADE IT HAPPEN IN AN INCREDIBLE PERFORMANCE. NICELY DIRECTED, WELL WRITTEN. VERY ENTERTAINING

GOOD MORNING, VIETNAM
(BARRY LEVINSON, 1987)
R
1 HOUR 59 MINUTES


Good movie based on a true story. It had its usual cliches, like the asshole higher-ups and the woman who "is just too different for it to work out." Still, it was an entertaining film that dealt with its story in a by-the-books, you-gotta-love-it, fashion.

And the onslaught continues...

Napoleon Dynamite...what a strange film to give a score to. When I first saw the film, I saw it by myself in a dark room and was completely under whelmed and disappointed. I would have given it a six or seven at that point. But then I saw it again, this time with many of my relatives, and we had a hoot. Somehow the magic of Napoleon Dynamite establishes itself in mysterious ways. I settled on this eight because that second time was just funny enough to make me forget how incredibly dull and stupid it was during the first viewing. The film itself is useless, and it tells no particular story or conveys no message. It's basically weird people talking in weird voices for an hour and a half. But the expression (or lack-there-of) on our main man Napoleon are so priceless that I believe it's worth seeing. That and it would be nice to actually understand what those people are talking about when they come up to you and say that they've been chatting with hot babes online all day, in an oddly feminie voice.


I have no idea what happened to Lawrence of Arabia. It was shaping up to be an interesting and pretty good film when the unthinkable happened. The Intermission. Apart from being way too long, Lawrence himself seems to make a change in character over the course of the Intermission. He goes from being a nice guy to being a complete and total (pardon my French) ass-wad. I know that this is how the story goes and the real Lawrence was like this but....come on! I started to like the guy and now he's a raving, arrogant lunatic. I found the same thing to be true with Doctor Zhivago. First half, nice guy. Second half: cheating, lying SOB. I'm sorry but if you're gonna be bad, be bad. But don't start off really good, and then make a complete 180...during the INTERMISSION. My score of five is quite fitting. It would be the average for the two halves of the film. Eight for the first, and two for the second.

I picked up High Fidelity on an impulse, recognizing it's cover as a film someone had once said was good. I thought it was....interesting, but not exactly incredible. A few key moments, mostly involving the hilarious Jack Black saves the film from becoming some loser raving about his crappy life, but still...the premise was terrific and executed well, just not perfectly.

And here was another idea that good have been put to better use. Dustin Hoffman, Robert de Niro and a fake war. How could you possibly go wrong? Honestly, I don't know. But for some reason, I felt the film didn't quite live up to it's potential. It was still a great film with top-notch acting, but I don't think it clearly defined itself. Is it a comedy? Well no, not really. I didn't find it that funny at all, aside from a few moments of Hoffman-esque banter. Is it a drama? Definitely not. If it was Drama then Hoffman would be mentally handicapped not obsessive compulsive. So what is it? All I can say, was that it could have breached the top spot on my list had it been more carefully thought through and funnier.


Robin Williams makes funny. People laugh. Vietnam war is bad. That's basically the gist of this film, which follows every 'war movie' clich
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