lundi 30 novembre 2015

Air — A novel and tense, if quiet, apocalyptic sci-fi — 7*/10

  • Scenario: The story line is a bit predictable and there are a number of logical flaws in the scenario which make some actions non sensical. However, excellent settings, good tension, interesting intrigue, solid acting and great ideas build a very entertaining movie.
  • Known actors: Norman Reedus, Djimon Hounsou and Sandrine Holt.
  • Visual & sound: Great.
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  • Who is it for? For those looking for a nice low key film with tension in an apocalyptic setting.

Better than its been rated by others.

The Little Prince — A joy and a delight of animation — 8*/10

  • Scenario: Touching, imaginative in its rendition and relationship to the that classic story. It will easily capture your attention and transport you straight to another world. A few tears, a laugh or two, and you won't want to come back. It's all subtleties and implicite philosophy. It's a big metaphor that you can explore as you watch the story unfold. At first, the presentation is a bit too easy and full of clichés, but as we progress, it shows us some welcomed depths. A very intellectual piece.
  • Known actors: Rachel McAdams, Paul Rudd, Jeff Bridges, James Franco, Marion Cotillard, Vincent Cassel, Benicio Del Toro, Paul Giamatti, Albert Brooks and Ricky Gervais.
  • Visual & sound: Beautiful animation, with incredible depth in its simplicity.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Who is it for? For anyone, except those looking for violent action.

Infinitely Polar Bear — No story but one large character — 7*/10

  • Scenario: It's all about the character. The story itself doesn't seem to matter and the rest of the family, including the girls feel almost insubstantial. That, being said, the acting is great, the laughs are plentiful and there's lots of interesting details as well as a few thoughtful moments. Despite everything, I must say, I like the ending.
  • Known actors: Mark Ruffalo and Zoe Saldana.
  • Visual & sound: Good.
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  • Who is it for? For Ruffalo fans or those who don't mind just watching something well made but not necessarily riveting.

The D Train — A comedy with a LOT of surprises — 7*/10

  • Scenario: Funny, very surprising with great ideas and solid, if simple, characters. You wouldn't believe where it's going at first and there's very little chance you'll guess what's going to happen next. Many embarrassed face-palms in perspective, you'll be ever surprised by what the main character will do. Add to that some surprisingly solid emotional checks with a bit of drama and you've got a large enough range of situations to give everyone a little something.
  • Known actors: Jack Black, James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn and Jeffrey Tambor.
  • Visual & sound: Good.
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  • Who is it for? Everyone should give this a try. For those who like their comedy to be innovative as well as funny and for Black or Marsden fans.

Underrated flick.

Man Up — Romance done in a hilarious manner — 6*/10

  • Scenario: Starts in a very standard manner as far as romantic comedy are concerned, but quickly bits of innovation push the story down unusual paths. At the same time, it also uses tried and true tactics to keep the views connected. Funny, witty and good acting result in solid entertainment value.
  • Known actors: Lake Bell, Simon Pegg, Olivia Williams and Ophelia Lovibond.
  • Visual & sound: Nice.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Who is it for? Those looking for a very funny romantic comedy. A must for Pegg fans.

Ego Trip — Une comédie mieux que sa bande-annonce — 5*/10

La bande-annonce ne fait pas justice à ce film. Toutefois, la première partie est vraiment aussi mauvaise qu'on peut se l'imaginer. Cela dit, tout va en s'améliorant au fur et à mesure que l'histoire évolue. La production ne devient toutefois pas un chef d'oeuvre et ce n'est pas la performance la plus intéressante de Patrick Huard, mais on vient qu'à être diverti.

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samedi 28 novembre 2015

Spectre — Unbalanced spy action flick movie — 6*/10

  • Scenario: Action without real tension for most of the movie. The last third gets better but the end is at the image of the rest of the flick: awkward, jumping from one thing to another without settling and not that interesting. Dialogs are easy and simple. The characters are shallow. The entertainment value is diffcult to evaluate.
  • Known actors: Daniel Craig, Léa Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Naomie Harris, Christoph Waltz and Ralph Fiennes.
  • Visual & sound: A few scenes have great camera care and are visually solid, but they are the exception. The rest is fluff. The theme song is really lousy.
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  • Who is it for? For the Bond fans only or those in need of such a fix.

Definitively the worst Bond movie Craig ever appeared in.

mercredi 18 novembre 2015

Burnt — Nice but predictable — 6*/10

  • Scenario: Although very well acted the story was told too fast and didn't let us absorb the events as they were happening leaving us with a sentiment of emptiness building scenes without emotional depth, and even worst, it was predictable.
  • Known actors: Bradley Cooper, Sienna Miller, Daniel Brühl, Omar Sy, Emma Thompson and Uma Thurman.
  • Visual & sound: Very slick.
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  • Who is it for? For Cooper fans who need their fix and don't mind seeing him in something so base.

dimanche 15 novembre 2015

Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse — Funny but could have been better — 6*/10

  • Scenario: Very juvenile humour, silly situations with a number of logical flaws.
  • Known actors: David Koechner and Cloris Leachman.
  • Visual & sound: Acceptable.
  • Synopsis & information
  • Who is it for? Those looking to turn their brains off for some fun or zombie fans.