|One of the best ever, I would buy the DVD|
|Pretty good, probably wouldn't buy the DVD|
|Bad with occasional redeeming features|
|Bad with few redeeming features|
A guilty soap-opera pleasure about an ambitious Hollywood movie producer and the people he walks over during his rise and fall. You're supposed to (according to the IMDB) make parallels to actual people, but who cares about that? Watch for Kathleen Freeman.
A pleasant surprise. I was bracing myself for a sequel that was a cynical attempt to squeeze some more money out of the moviegoing public with a minimum of creativity. And there's some of that going on. But Dustin Hoffman in full-goof mode is hilarious, and his scenes with De Niro are a joy to watch. So this gets (barely) four stars.
Starting to go through my Christmas DVDs … same stars as last year.
Continuing with Christmas DVDs … I can't (or I guess, shouldn't pretend to) judge Star Trek movies critically, for I am a total fanboy. But despite the usual Gaping Plot Holes, I enjoy this one quite a bit.
Continuing with Christmas DVDs … I watch this movie with sheer joy. Do the folks at Pixar have any idea how incredibly talented they are? I suppose they do.
Every February 2. It just gets better and better each time I watch.
Predictable. But not otherwise bad, with some winning humor. You know, you can hit a normal landline phone with a sledgehammer, and it can still be made to work, sort of. But merely dropping a cell phone off a lousy building--not a chance that puppy's gonna ring again.
(Remaining movies are rated and described on my blog.)
Filmography links courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.
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