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The boy with the broken halo.

movie1The Beach
2000       1/5 -bad
Leonardo Dicaprio, Virginie Ledoyen, Tilda Swinton

Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss - excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it.
I thought it was kind of pointless and boring. And majorly miscast; what was Leo doing in this?

tumblr_lyjt8eBvBZ1qz5q5oo1_500Lightning Strikes Twice
1951       2/5 -nothing special
Richard Todd, Ruth Roman, Mercedes McCambridge

An actress champions the cause of a man whom she believes has been falsely accused of murdering his wife.
Acting in old movies seem very different than what it is now.

movie3The Impossible
2012       4/5 -just wonderful
Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland

A regular family - Maria, Henry and their three kids - travel to Thailand to spend Christmas. They get an upgrade to a villa on the coastline. After settling in and exchanging gifts, they go to the pool, like so many other tourists. A perfect paradise vacation until a distant noise becomes a roar. There is no time to escape from the tsunami; Maria and her eldest are swept one way, Henry and the youngest another. Who will survive, and what will become of them?
This movie made me sob. It was incredible! I can not believe Ewan McGregor does not have an Oscar, he is the most underrated actor ever.

movie4Anna Karenina
2012       2/5 -nothing special
Keira Knightley, Jude Law, Aaron Taylor-Johnson

In 1874, in the Imperial Russia, the aristocratic Anna Karenina travels from Saint Petersburg to Moscow to save the marriage of her brother Prince Oblonsky, who had had a love affair with his housemaid. Anna Karenina has a cold marriage with her husband, Count Alexei Karenin, and they have a son. Anna meets the cavalry officer Count Vronsky at the train station and they feel attracted by each other. Soon she learns that Vronsky will propose Kitty, who is the younger sister of her sister-in-law Dolly. Anna satisfactorily resolves the infidelity case of her brother and Kitty invites her to stay for the ball. However, Anna Karenina and Vronsky dance in the ball, calling the attention of the conservative society. Soon they have a love affair that will lead Anna Karenina to a tragic fate.
I didn't get it. The artistic aspects of this movie were too much for me.

movie5The Seven Year Itch
1955       2/5 -nothing special
Marilyn Monroe, Tom Ewell

With his family away for their annual summer holiday, New Yorker Richard Sherman decides he has the opportunity to live a bachelor's life - to eat and drink what he wants and basically to enjoy life without wife and son. The beautiful but ditsy blond from the apartment above his catches his eye and they soon start spending time together. It's all innocent though there is little doubt that Sherman is attracted to her. Any lust he may be feeling is played out in his own imagination however.
Why are men such creeps in old movies? I was very disappointed that that famous shot wasn't in the movie.

movie6Wishful Thinking
1996        1/5 -bad
Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Beals, James Le Gros

A story told from three angles. Max meets Elizabeth; they live together, but when she talks of marriage, he balks. He becomes extremely jealous, probably without cause, and thinks she's taken up with a friend of his, Jack. Elizabeth, stung by Max's refusal to marry, catches Jack's eye, but the friendship seems innocent. Lena, who works with Max, likes him and realizes she can manipulate his jealousy and maybe engineer his split from Elizabeth. When she's sure Elizabeth is with a man, she calls Max at work, sending him home to confront the lovers. Then, Lena feels guilty and takes off for Max's apartment. What's really going on? Who's with Elizabeth?
I hate movies that tell the same story from different POVs! Get to the point already!

movie7Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
1937        2/5 -nothing special

The first, and by far most memorable full-length animated feature from the Disney Studios, "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs" may have been superseded technically by many of the films that followed it. But its simple story of a charming little princess saved from the evil deeds of her wicked step-mother, the queen, by a group of seven adorable dwarfs made history when it was first released in December, 1937 and has since become an incomparable screen classic
I know that I watched this when I was little, but this is the first time I really remember watching it. I like Snow White, she's beautiful and kind. I really think Disney got so much better with time.

movie8The Swan Princess
1994       2/5 -nothing special

As children, Prince Derek and Princess Odette are forced to spend their summers together by their widowed parents, who hope that the two will eventually fall in love and marry, so that the kingdoms of the two will be united. As children and adolescents, Derek and Odette can't stand each other, but as young adults they begin to see each other in a different light and fall in love with each other. But one night things take a bad turn when Derek unintentionally offends Odette, who then refuses to marry him if he can't prove that he loves her for who she is and not just her beauty. Odette and her father are then attacked by Lord Rothbart, a vengeful sorcerer who was cast out of William's kingdom when he plotted against the king. In the form of a beast, Rothbart mortally wounds William, and kidnaps Odette then places her under a spell. Now it is up to Derek to rescue Odette by showing his undying love. But, will he be in time?
Animated movies just lack that Disney magic! I did really like that Odette didn't just agree to marriage out of the blue; she actually questioned why he wanted to marry her. That just doesn't happen, even in Disney movies.
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