January 17, 2011

The Fighter (2010)

IMDB:
The Fighter (2010)

Plot:
A look at the early years of boxer "Irish" Micky Ward and his brother who helped train him before going pro in the mid 1980s.




Christian Bale once again amazes with his ability to totally become the character of Dickie Eklund.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 01/17/2011]

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The Social Network (2010)

IMDB:
The Social Network (2010)

Plot:
A chronicle of the founding of Facebook, the social-networking Web site.




Excellent telling of the founding of Facebook by Fincher, great screenplay, and great performance by Eisenberg.


Rating: 7.5

[Viewing Date: 01/16/2011]

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January 10, 2011

Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

IMDB:
Lawrence of Arabia (1962)

Plot:
Epic rumination on a flamboyant and controversial British military figure and his conflicted loyalties during wartime service.





Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 04/12/2008]

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February 04, 2008

The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

IMDB: The Greatest Game Ever Played (2005)

Plot Outline:
A golf drama based on the true story of the 1913 US Open, where 20-year-old Francis Ouimet defeated his idol, 1900 US Open champion, Englishman, Harry Vardon.



Nicely produced drama directed by Bill Paxton presents storybook scenes most would expect, but also shows us some interesting scene cuts and segues.

Shia LaBeouf plays the role of Francis Ouimet with aplomb, but I thought that Josh Flitter, who plays Ouimet's 10 yr. old Caddy, Eddie Lowrey, stole most of the scenes from LaBeouf.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 02/03/2008]

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January 13, 2008

Talk to Me (2007)

IMDB: Talk to Me (2007)

Plot Outline:
The story of Washington D.C. radio personality Ralph "Petey" Greene, an ex-con who became a popular talk show host and community activist in the 1960s.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:01/02/08]

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December 26, 2004

Ray (2004)

IMDB: Ray (2004)

Plot Outline: The life and career of the legendary popular music pianist, Ray Charles.
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Oscar winning performance by Jamie Foxx, portraying the remarkable life of Ray Charles Robinson was stunning in its depth and breath.

Rating: 8

Posted by mark at 08:18 PM