Reviews by clayton
With "No Country for old Men" and "There will be Blood" sweeping the awards, this movie seemed like a after thought for the votes. In all fairness to the latter film, I've yet to sit down and watch this over hyped drama, but having watched "No Country", I can honestly say to the people who made "The Assassination of Jesse James..", you was robbed !!! The Acting,Composition,Music,and Direction is really well done. There is not a weak frame in the film, and at two and a half hours in running time, that is a amazing feat in itself.Plus how difficult it must have been to tell a story that everyone knows the ending and keep it interesting. So my advice to anyone who has sat through "No Country"in all fairness to this film,it's a good film, quite good in fact, take some time, without interuptions, and enjoy a really beautiful piece of movie making.The perfect balance of the two main players in this drama,is a joy to behold. The title says it all in so many ways.Enjoy
This film was a pleasant surprise and after watching it, I decided to share with my family. The center of attention is a large rocket in Charlie Farmers barn. It could have been just about anything, but in this story a rocket is the dream of the Farmer family. A nice tale about not giving up on your dream no matter how crazy it may seem to everyone else.This is a good lesson to teach any child or adult, because what are we without our dreams.The Polish brothers deliver a family positive film. Enjoy
There are nights when you don't feel like a heavy film, so I turn to what I like to call,"mindless teenage brain-rot", a title I borrowed from the King of Radio, "The Hound". I thought,The Simpsons Movie,would fit that bill. I was wrong, terribly wrong. This has to be one of the most boring re-hashed wastes I've suffered through all year. I really wasn't expecting much and I got even less. If the public has to put up with this 10+ year old left over, why can't we have a Family Guy movie, with all it's high and low brow comedy intact.The people who make this show would at least not dissapoint with their left overs.I tried to rate this a minus,but this site requires a star,so don't be fooled by the star like you might be by the ads on TV.
With the usual hype generated by fast and clever commercials, you'll probaly make the same mistake I did with regards to this film, which is to give it a viewing. The ads were played mostly on IFC , with a indie bent. Don't be fooled. This a complete waist of time, not good enough for a large studio, let alone a small one. Predictable and boring, you'll see two scenes ahead before it even happens.Your time would be beter spent channel surfing, at least then you'll be mildly surprized by what comes next.
Following the minor success of "Shawn of the Dead". The Director was givin' more money and time for his next project. Hot Fuzz is the resulting film, a very funny and clever tale on the warnings of achieving a perfect society, told by way of the buddy cop film. This film may take you several watchings to catch all the sly references, but be warned, there are a couple of very horrific deaths and a constant flow of cussing. So not for the young, but a joy those who enjoy a smart comedy.