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 4.1
 
Wednesday, 17 March 2010 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
Blind Side, The (2009) Nothing personal against "The Hurt Locker," but "The Blind Side" was so much of a better film and deserved Best Picture this year at the Oscars.  Now, to be fair, I don't think there was any film this past year that was good enough to win best picture.  But, "The Blind Side" over "The Hurt Locker," most definitely.  I'm glad that Kathryn Bieglow won for Best Director, but "The Blind Side" surpasses "The Hurt Locker" in most every aspect. Sure, "The Blind Side" is not full of fancy choreography and visual effects and artistic cinematography, but the film stands on its own two feet and delivers a great film experience.  That last thing the world needs is another way film with inadequacies.  "The Blind Side" delivers stellar cast performances and a heart-warming story, something that this world does need. The film is ...
Editor's rating: 
 2.9
 
Tuesday, 12 January 2010 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
Burning Plain, The (2008) "The Burning Plain" is the latest studio-released independent feature that has received some success.  Unfortunately, the film doesn't live up to the expectations set forth by the hype.  The story is simple and yet tries to keep audiences in anticipation.  Audiences will nod off before anything pivotal happens in the film. I respect filmmaker artistry, but the filmmaker needs to remember that the audience needs to be taken into consideration.  If there is nothing for the audience to latch onto, then the film becomes meaningless to anyone who is not the creator.  That is exactly what seems to have happened with this film. The story is entirely simple, and only got the greenlight for production because of a slight twist, which is also overused in filmmaking.  The story is told in parts, jumping back and forth among four storylines.  It is certainly ...
Editor's rating: 
 2.3
 
Friday, 04 December 2009 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
Public Enemies (2009) Let me start off by saying that, “Public Enemies” is highly overrated.  It seems that critics got sucked up in the billed cast and their concepts of how the film was going to turn out.  The film is none of those things.  The writing is sub par.  None of the characters are developed.  All are flat and uninteresting.  John Dillinger was a very personable man, and this movie makes him into nothing.  Also, while the filmmakers seem to pat themselves on their backs for all the research and historical references in the film, they also dramatized the real life events for Hollywood, changing facts and emotions. That was problem number one.  Problem number two is the visual presentation.  This is a disc that I am going to have to rate based both on the stylistic choices and the transfer.  Director Michael ...
Editor's rating: 
 3.2
 
Wednesday, 25 November 2009 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
My Sister's Keeper (2009) Let’s set the record straight, “My Sister’s Keeper” is not a true story, regardless of what you may have heard.  The only thing true about this story is that there are families out there that have one sick child and one child that is able to help save the life of that sick child.  This is a film in which the fictitious characters statement at the end of the credits really needs to be there. The film is contrived and tugs at the strings of your heart.  Once you get past the crude human nature in the film, it is actually a decent film.  However, there is no doubt that the film’s goodness is overshadowed by a seemingly heartless little sister that is suing her parents over the medical rights to her own body.  She was a designer baby, created solely ...
Editor's rating: 
 2.8
 
Thursday, 22 October 2009 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
Miracle on 34th Street (1994) I know you all are probably tired of seeing Christmas Blu-ray's up here, especially when we haven't even reached Halloween yet.  Seriously, what happened to releases like the "Scream" trilogy for Halloween?  Anyway, this should be the last Christmas Blu-ray for a while.  I take that back, "Love Actually" will be coming along shortly. So, this is the remake of the 1947 classic Christmas tale.  When all is said and done, this remake suffers from a lot of the same blows that take down other classic remakes.  The film loses respect as the time passes.  The acting doesn't hold up to the original and the added storylines are ridiculous.  The film pays homage to some aspects of the original film, but comes up short.  It spends too much time on meaningless scenes and completely disregards important aspects of the original film.  ...
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