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Editor's rating: 
 3.9
 
Friday, 04 November 2011 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
Water For Elephants (2011) “Water For Elephants” is a film based on the best selling novel of the same title.  About the same time as hearing about the book, I heard about the movie release in just a few short weeks.  The two were seemingly developed in tandem.  But doesn’t seem the case with Hollywood?  Movies are almost completed before real events unfold.  It’s spooky.The film was only moderately successful at the box office.  It falls into the category of “film not as good as the book,” something I would place all the Harry Potter films in, but I digress.  The film is quite decent in the end, but the journey it takes along the way is hit or miss.The opening of the film is quick, interesting and to the point.  Then there is a huge lull in the middle of the film just ...
Editor's rating: 
 3.5
 
Thursday, 16 June 2011 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
Original Sin (2001) "Original Sin" is the sensual film that Angelina Jolie lovers just adore.  Aside from that, the film is actually decent.  It has its intriguing moments and an outcome that is good once.  That inherently is the problem with the film for enthusiasts. "Original Sin" is not really repeatable.  The unfolding of the events and the resolution are good once.  After that, there is nothing to keep you in your seat.  During the first pass there were numerous tedious moments that should have been excised or at least shortened.  So imagine trying to sit through the film again once all the mystery has been unraveled.  Sure this is true of any film.  However, other repeatable films have an entertaining quality that allows you to watch it over again.  This film is missing that repeatable quality. Antonio Banderas and Angelina Jolie star as lovers ...
Editor's rating: 
 3.8
 
Friday, 11 March 2011 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
Love & Other Drugs (2010) I’m not quite sure what to make of “Love & Other Drugs.”  This film will be remembered, if really remembered at all, for three things: Love, Drugs and Anne Hathaway’s body.  Let me clarify.  The “love” is the sappy, tragic romance of the film.  The “drugs” is the recapping of the pharmaceutical reps and Viagra.  The “Anne Hathaway’s Body,” well let’s just say she literally spends more time completely nude in the film than dressed. So there you have it in a nutshell.  Jake Gyllenhaal portrays Jamie, a drug representative that is trying to push his way in doctors’ offices.  He is uncertain what to make of his life.  Though intelligent he starts the film off by working at a stereo electronics store.  His other characteristic is typical, and that is he plays the one of the charmer.  He sweet-talks his ...
Editor's rating: 
 4.1
 
Monday, 14 February 2011 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
An Affair To Remember (1957) For a majority, “An Affair To Remember” is known more for its part in other films than it is known as film on its own.  The most popular revival of this film in mainstream culture is in the film, “Sleepless In Seattle.”  The film uses the premise, and even clips from the film to tell its own story.  Unfortunately, for “An Affair To Remember,” “Sleepless In Seattle” seems to work much better. However, in 1957 Cary Grant and Deborah Kerr lit up the screen to bring a tragic love affair to life.  As with most films of its age the story is contrived and ends abruptly after taking so long to get there.  But back then it was more about the journey than the destination. Cary Grant portrays Nickie, a playboy of sorts that has women falling at his feet.  Deborah Kerr ...
Editor's rating: 
 3.6
 
Monday, 22 November 2010 |  Written by Noah Fleming  | 
Charlie St. Cloud (2010) "Charlie St. Cloud" is the next evolution of a Nicholas Sparks' book-to-film adaptation.  Actually, that's probably not true.  It is more or less on the exact same line.  The film lacks originality.  Yes, I am getting tired of writing that, but I will gladly stop when the film industry gets the hint and stops making the same films over and over again with different titles and actors. This is a romantic supernatural film that isn't actually that bad for casual movie watchers.  While all the twists and turns are entirely predictable, it may actually make a great date movie.  Keep a tissue box on hand though.  Other than its predictability what drives me nuts is the paper-thin reenactments of the tragedies.  It is not to say the acting is bad, but the script is transparent and doesn't allow the actors to ...
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