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    25.11.2015 ·

    Courtney McDermott

    24.11.2015 ·

    Name T.B.A.

    Wow! Steven Spielberg et Wow! Tom Hanks!!! On devrait avoir ce genre de film bien plus souvent. Quel bon film, aucune longueur, tout se tient et c'est un film facile à suivre. La musique excellente aussi au bon moment. En plus c'est un fait vécu. Allez-y avant qu'il ne soit plus sur le grand écran. Bravo!!!

    10/10laruelle.sylvie@ - first review
    23.11.2015 - age: 50+

    21.11.2015 ·

    Luc Laflamme

    This is such a fantastic film with a disturbing story to tell. Great acting from everyone but especially Michael Keaton and Mark Ruffalo. I highly recommend this one and though sadly I have not seen a lot of the movies that were released in 2015 but I think this one is one of the best so far.

    10/10llme09@ - 114 reviews
    20.11.2015 - age: 26-35

    20.11.2015 ·

    Jamie Trunick

    This movie brings back the wonderful memories of childhood, but with added color and texture that is amazing. No 3D needed at all. You can see the texture of all the characters hair and clothing and of course, Snoopy's fur!!! The plot is cute, going through the seasons, and they did not forget the old skits, such as Snoopy kissing Lucy, the dancing, Pig Pens dirt, Sally's love for Linus, etc. The school teachers voice is still the same, just as expected and they didn't leave out Woodstock! A must see for all ages...

    9/10jt.movie.lover.6019@ - 4 reviews
    16.11.2015 - age: 50+

    18.11.2015 ·

    Name T.B.A.

    I remember when this happened and the hours I spent watching the recovery of the miners, I was engrossed and so totally involved. The movie brought it all back. This movie brought it all back and I am not sorry to have spent an afternoon at the movies. So, good movie, bad movie, I can't answer that.

    7/10lisafro@ - 78 reviews
    15.11.2015 - age: 50+

    17.11.2015 ·

    Gordon Wynn

    First of all I really like Daniel Craig as James Bond. I guess I am just over the whole Bond thing. Despite all of the action I felt bored throughout the entire movie and his womanizing powers have gotten to the point of being ridiculous. I think a darker more realistic version of James Bond would bring life back to the story perhaps, either way the writing has to be a lot better.

    6/10fredo@ - 55 reviews
    15.11.2015 - age: 50+

    14.11.2015 ·

    Wayne Yuzik

    A mixed bag. A compelling topic becomes somewhat dull due to an uneven lead performance by Germany's "Robert Redford", Alexander Fehling (Inglorious Basterds) He is stiff like a cigar store Indian through much of the movie; he shows some life subsequent to the discovery that the conspiracy of silence is widespread in Germany. The romance with a lackluster ambitious girl is entirely unnecessary to the plot and slows down the narrative sweep. Gert Voss (now deceased) as the state prosecutor provides an interesting portrait of a man still suffering from the after-effects of the Nazi regime. The production values look cheap and the muted cinematography does not help. I really love this topic, involving a crucial time in German history, but this treatment has all the earmarks of a television miniseries produced by people lacking the required movie making experience to tackle this story at this time.

    6/10wmxy221@ - 226 reviews
    10.11.2015 - age: 50+

    13.11.2015 ·

    Eddie Stanfill

    Love historically based events especially when I lived through them. That was the case here, the events in this movie were like yesterday to me but it kept giving me info that I had skipped in my previous study, ie, Mary's problems with her father. And other behind the scenes stories, The matter just evaporated after the election was over but the aftermath was much of the story line. Lesson learned, if you're going after the President you had better have all the stuff in one box. I kinda liked the product placement scenes with the Cheerios cereal and Lays potato chip which were pretty heavy handed and yet they fit right into the scene. Great acting by all but a real tip of my hat to Noni Hazlehurst as Col Burkett's mother hen wife. She was brilliant and stole every scene she was in. I highly recommend this movie.

    10/10retired.rooster@ - first review
    31.10.2015 - age: 50+

    11.11.2015 ·

    Martin Millette

    What a let down. Not at par with Skyfall or Casino Royale. It was long and drawn out. Not even close to the regular action fest one expects from a Bond film. Daniel Craig is fine. Fire the producers instead.

    6/10martypoker@ - 71 reviews
    7.11.2015 - age: 36-49

    10.11.2015 ·

    Floyd Blimanthos

    Some of the dialogue was actually quite well written. Good acting and character representation at times. Although there were some believable moments, the "domination" aspect of the story was a flop. The char{acters} in and around the "playroom" scenes came across more as two kids playing a game rather than as two adults to be taken seriously. In terms of story, the resolution and conclusion were abrupt and simplistic. Considering the talent on hand, this should have turned out much better than it did. Better luck (and results) in a few years (hopefully)

    6/10platinumcritic99@ - 54 reviews
    4.11.2015 - age: 36-49

    7.11.2015 ·

    Chuck Freeland

    I have to admit, I have seen better. I also agree that Emily Blunt could have been left out of this movie. She contributed very little except for a signature. However the movie did depict the problems of the cartels.

    6/10pilotdnd@ - 66 reviews
    3.11.2015 - age: 50+

    6.11.2015 ·

    Name T.B.A.

    A chilling movie reflecting the horrendous separation of Europe by two competing economic entities. Tom Hank’s role well reflected how nip and tuck the situation was and how little protection civilians on either side had past “duck & cover” to the threat of the atomic bomb. Excellent history for those who didn’t experience it.

    9/10a.history.buff@ - first review
    26.10.2015 - age: 50+

    4.11.2015 ·

    David Anderson

    This is an okay movie... pretty formulaic, but a decent performance by the principal actors, so if you're a Diesel fan, or you have a thing for Rose Leslie (Ygritte in Game of Thrones) it's worth a look. The CGI and production design is well done... I could see this as a trial balloon for a new Diesel movie franchise, but they should have tried a little harder to inject some excitement and surprise elements. It's the kind of movie you forget all about by the time you walk to your car outside the theatre.

    6/10dtander@ - 164 reviews
    1.11.2015 - age: 50+

    3.11.2015 ·

    Mark Beaton

    In short, it is yet another story of a castaway. This time he is on Mars, alone and left for dead. This film is the work of the master of the genre: Ridley Scott (Alien, Prometheus...) The effects and scenery are very realistic. As a strictly science fiction movie, we can’t ask for more. However, the drama misses the mark. The acting miserably lacks passion and intensity. Again Matt Damon, this Hollywood "pretty boy" plays out in one of his two trademark registers: the "good guy" or the "eternal teenager." This time he offers us the first. Never do we really believe in the hopelessness of our hero. One can only imagine what Leonardo DiCaprio would have done with this role. DiCaprio has become in my opinion, the best American actor of his generation. As for the others, a lot of talent is left stranded. Jeff Daniels, who is capable of so much madness on screen, is like a robot and unfortunately the immense talent of Jessica Chastain boils down to close-ups of her luscious lips. For a realistic glimpse of the future of space exploration, it is a very good film. Nothing revolutionary as was "2001...", but very competent. The drama though, misses the target and the film is far too optimist for my taste.

    7/10o6numerosix@ - 101 reviews
    28.10.2015 - age: 50+

    3.11.2015 ·

    Mel Brown

    "Don't Look Back" was the phrase that drew the curtain on this fine fright film. Based on 'The Island of Dr. Moreau' by H. G. Wells, it was released as a 1933 talkie and what was truly surprising was that director Erle Kenton totally avoided the use of music to excite the audience's imagination. He was dependent only on dialogue and sounds that seemed to emanate from the island itself, both natural and unnatural. The young and only slightly overweight Charles Laughton was the pivotal performer although he probably had fewer lines and less screen time than other actors. Ably supported by a fine backup cast, he and Kenton turned out a thriller which can still entertain eighty years later.

    8/10mel.brown@ - 358 reviews
    1.11.2015 - age: 50+

    31.10.2015 ·

    Mike Whalen

    A more upbeat and modern version of the castaway storyline. It certainly doesn't feel like a Ridley Scott type of movie but it is fairly entertaining throughout. Damon is solid as usual. The visuals are excellent on Mars.

    7/10mwhal@ - 240 reviews
    29.10.2015 - age: 50+

    30.10.2015 ·

    Khaoula Begdouri

    Pretty amazing true story, but I think Tom Hanks is what made it a really great movie to watch.

    10/10kb1979@ - 2 reviews
    24.10.2015 - age: 26-35

    27.10.2015 ·

    Elizabeth Leslie

    I was not interested in seeing this movie at all until I discovered the Coen brothers co-wrote the script. Steven Spielberg has been doing this same kind of Hollywood "blockbuster" for years- simple to follow epics with musical scores manipulating audience reactions, a couple of acceptable box office stars and the no-cost-too-great period costumes, hair, makeup and sets- though many of these sets were barely concealed sound stages ( the scene at Check Point Charlie a prime example of this) And Tom Hanks is... let's face it... playing Tom Hanks. As I said, only the promise of a clever script encouraged me to go see it. Well- all I can say is... uh... the script, despite one or two distinctive Coen tongue in cheek lines, was plodding and predictable- the plot lines thin, too many Hollywood chefs stirring that broth. The Coens are way more effective making their own movies. The one redeeming feature of this movie was the subtle, understated, performance of Mark Rylance as Russian spy Rudolph Abel, who stole every scene out from under the earnest American cast. If you don't recognize the name, it could be because he is a British actor - not a star- just recently seen as Cromwell on the PBS British tv series Wolfhall. But even his performance is not a sufficient enough reason for me to recommend this movie.

    4/10lizlie2001@ - 28 reviews
    20.10.2015 - age: 50+

    24.10.2015 ·

    Lori J

    Although visually stunning, this movie was definitely not a horror. More like a drama/romance/thriller. Lots of backstory which could have worked, but it felt forced. Acting was OK, Tom Hiddleston was by far the best. I saw it on cheap-night, and that's the only way I'd see it.

    6/10ms.j@ - 7 reviews
    20.10.2015 - age: 26-35

    23.10.2015 ·

    Cheryl Blanco

    Great message to our youth to our nation... God is bigger than any giant we face. When God shows up miracles can happen... Believe No Fear.

    10/10cheryl@ - first review
    20.10.2015 - age: 50+

    21.10.2015 ·

    Marc Rozin

    I was expecting more of a horror film, but I found this movie fascinating! It's really interesting how it completely changes genres from the first half of the movie to the epic other half, from a romance story to a horror slasher. The aesthetics and colors of the film are great! Very visually stunning and beautiful.

    8/10marc.rozin@ - 75 reviews
    20.10.2015 - age: 13-17

    20.10.2015 ·

    Justin Thorsteinson

    A very decent action movie. Yes the stunts are surreal, but that's what I expect from this franchise. I wasn't disappointed in any way about this movie.

    8/10canuckcop@ - 170 reviews
    14.10.2015 - age: 36-49

    13.10.2015 ·

    Michel Carlo

    Remember Maslow's 'Peak Experiences'? After the first five human needs, came 'Self-transcendence': the self only finds its actualization in giving itself to some higher goal outside oneself -- outside the common more or less self-centered, materialistic ambitions... Thus one confronts one's deepest INNER self by daring to do what would really result in, so to say, 'BECOMIING' fully oneself. Although I understood the words of that 'higher stage', I never grasped it as deeply within my whole self as when watching 'The Walk' (partially filmed in Montreal), It's a unique experience -- bold, sometimes scary, always vibrant adventure... In short, a beautiful movie experience.

    10/10letendre47@ - 22 reviews
    11.10.2015 - age: 50+

    10.10.2015 ·

    Faraz Ahmed

    Good movie, yet some things were very bizzare. (Maybe it's just me).. average cinematography (it could have been better), good performances. The movie lacked the psychological aspect of being left alone, the joy of communicating to earth (after a long time) or the pompousness of creation!!! This movie could have been a lot better.

    6/10fsa@ - 109 reviews
    7.10.2015 - age: 26-35

    9.10.2015 ·

    Norman Reyome

    Visuals and acting, as well as pace were all very well constructed and accomplished. One of the most enjoyable I have seen for a while.

    9/10norm.al@ - 2 reviews
    7.10.2015 - age: 50+

    7.10.2015 ·

    Impi Sood

    A young teenage girl was murdered in her own home in Noida (Delhi region) in 2008. This is the story of that investigation. An investigation so bungled by cops, so beset by prejudices, corruption and ego problems within the police and CBI that there is no definite answer till today. There were two schools of thought - First: The parents found the girl in a compromising position with the family's domestic help, and killed both in a rage - An Honor Killing. Second: The domestic let some friends in and they killed the girl. This movie is sympathetic towards the parents. You can also read up on Aarushi Talwar murder case on Tehelka, Business Standard, BBC, and all Indian newspapers. Patrick French actually devoted a whole chapter to this case in his book INDIA. If you want to learn how murder investigations happen in India, go watch this movie. No matter which side you lean on, the stupidity of cops will frighten and amaze you at the same time.

    7/10impi@ - 105 reviews
    6.10.2015 - age: 36-49

    6.10.2015 ·

    David Schatzky

    This is a real "indie" movie: a small story about people interacting with each other as they do in real life. It's very funny and moving. Lily Tomlin is superb as a feisty, provocative mother and grandmother. If she were a kid, she'd be sent to her room after washing her mouth out with soap. But she's all guts, heart and hurt while being sometimes truly insensitive. Her grand-daughter is a child of now, facing the kinds of challenges young women with neglectful mothers and absent fathers have to deal with. And her mother is a very successful but out of touch-with-her-own feelings woman who even her own mother is afraid of. There are some wonderful moments in this film. Not for blockbuster action movie fans. But if you love and appreciate human foibles, irony, wit, humour and feeling, you'll enjoy this. A kind of grandmother/granddaughter road movie, where there's no violence but lots of real-life human-scale action. It's a movie where writing and acting shine!

    8/10davids@ - 33 reviews
    5.10.2015 - age: 50+

    2.10.2015 ·

    Nancy Lynn Hayes

    Kind of a blah movie, although I liked the kids well enough. I don't mind origin stories taking a little time, but the pacing at the end wasn't that great. It was like someone thought," Oh, crap! This is a superhero movie, we'd better cobble together an action sequence" but had already run out of time and budget. At least they didn't waste twenty minutes trashing a big city. I saw it at the cheap theater, so it wasn't like I wasted a huge amount of money on it.

    5/10catlady@ - 3 reviews
    26.9.2015 - age: 50+

    30.9.2015 ·

    Paul LeMay

    A film that dares to exposit the shallow, vacuous nature of our modern North American culture, festooned as it is within this film at least, by scenes of soulless commercial strips and eating toxic glyphosate-laden fast food that we dare to allow to be sold as food safe for human consumption. And behind this backdrop, it's the story of a shy writer upon whom fame and a reputation for genius are thrust for daring to write a 1,000 page tome that exposes the hollow, lonely, disconnected innards of American life. How many films dare to do that? Little pretense here folks. Only truths aired far too little.

    8/10phl222@ - 34 reviews
    25.9.2015 - age: 50+

    29.9.2015 ·

    Heather Whitney

    Robert DeNiro's acting is first-class, similar to that of Spencer Tracy which is the biggest compliment imaginable. His on-screen chemistry with all of the other characters, both major and minor, was a treat to watch. This was an entertaining script with something for everyone, old, young, digital, analog and otherwise. Wonderful to see Linda Lavin and Rene Russo! Loved the gaggle of geeky guys in the office with their hoodies and t-shirts.

    9/10violah@ - 63 reviews
    26.9.2015 - age: 50+

    23.9.2015 ·

    Vanda Pietrantonio

    This movie has many life lessons about marriages that fall apart and how one picks oneself up after. We learn about the Indian culture and about love. Both Patricia Clarkson and Ben Kingsley are good in their roles and have chemistry on the screen. Using driving lessons as a metaphor for life is very clever. It is a gentle film about two people who learn much from each other. Also we get to see some of New York which is always a bonus.

    7/10vanda.pietrantonio@ - 102 reviews
    22.9.2015 - age: 50+

    22.9.2015 ·

    Belinda Mallette

    Saw the first one, liked it a great deal, decided to see this sequel. Very disappointed. It's very, very dark. I get it's a tale about extreme loyalty and heroism, hence the "3" rating, but did it have to include so many drawn out zombie scenes? And such extreme cruelty? We got it already! I very much doubt that the Earth's fate will ever take humanity there, regardless. So why? I can't help but add that with all the poverty, starvation and sickness in the world, what justification can there be for spending millions of dollars on productions such as this one? But I'll end this on a positive note: I very much appreciated the few minutes of genuine kindness that were so well depicted towards the end of the movie.

    3/10ilovemovies2@ - 34 reviews
    20.9.2015 - age: 50+

    22.9.2015 ·

    Adam Foidart

    I still consider “The Last Airbender” to be one of the worst films I’ve ever seen both because of a personal attachment to the television series and because I’m a human being with eyes and ears. Nevertheless, I’m happy to see M. Night Shyamalan get back on track with the horror comedy “The Visit”. I think it’s a smart and original horror film that is quite effective. If the trailers interest you, I say check it out. If you’re not convinced yet, or you don’t know what this movie is about, allow me to entice you into a trip to the theatre. Young Rebecca (Olivia DeJonge) and Tyler (Ed Oxenbould) are travelling to meet their grandparents Pop Pop John (Peter Mc Robbie) and Nana Doris (Deanna Dunagan) while their mother is off on a vacation with her new boyfriend. Neither has ever met their grandparents, as their mother (Kathryn Hahn) left home at a young age and on bad terms. As the days pass by, they become increasingly uneasy upon witnessing the uncomfortable behavior of the elderly couple, even as everyone around them keeps insisting that old people, sometimes they just act weird. I think if you boil any effective horror film down, they’re essentially about a single, primal fear. The fear of the dark, of being alone, of water, etc. “The Visit” is a fear that I think lends itself very well to a horror comedy, the fear of old people. Now I can hear you chuckling or thinking that it’s pretty insensitive to write something like this, but I think I’m just being honest. Have you ever been to an old folks’ home, one where the residents are starting to struggle with dementia? It weirds you out to see human beings act unusually. This film reminded me of seeing my elderly grandmother before she passed away, how I felt bad for her because she would pick at imaginary garden plants… but it also made me uneasy and if you step back at the situation, it could easily be played for comedy effectively. I think there’s an image of an old face being something to be fearful of that’s simply ingrained in our minds and experience with kind grandparents have allow us to move past that, but think about old people in stories. The old woman disguise in “Snow White”, any image of a witch or warlock, the shriveled frame of a mummy… they’re old people and they’re something to be afraid of. “The Visit” is a horror comedy. I’m not talking about something like “Tucker and Dale vs. Evil” or “Slither” where people are killed or murdered in a comedic way. The humor here is a mix or awkward humor and persistent nervous laughter. Nana will say something really off-putting and creepy and then just stop. She’ll stare intensely and then say “oh, I’m just joking” and you’ll laugh because hey! She was just playing with her grandchildren… but was she really? Was she just trying to make it seem like everything was all right? Don’t think that I’m interpreting some peculiar sights or events as being intentionally funny when they’re not supposed to be either. It’s very obvious that we’re supposed to laugh at the sight of a prepubescent Tyler acting as a wigger wannabe gangster by busting out rhymes to impress the “ladies” on YouTube. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a horror comedy that handled its laughs quite the way this one did and originality is something to seek out. You might not know that “The Visit” is shot in a found-footage style, but that is not a deterrent here. The premise is that these kids are travelling to see their grandparents and because Rebecca aspires to be a documentarian, she’s shooting interviews with Nana and Pop Pop, looking around the house to re-create family memories and going through the footage to edit it into a coherent story. She and Tyler both have cameras, meaning we can get multiple angles on certain situations and there are scenes where the camera is put down in a strategic point to catch the action in a way that is very effective. Because of the way the characters are developed, I bought the framework completely. I actually think this is one of the better examples of how to properly use this camera technique, particularly when you consider that every kid nowadays is looking to capture that YouTube fame. There’s some nice subtlety present throughout, like the way that we learn about the children’s relationship with their family and how this trip is both exciting because they’re meeting people they never met, but it’s also being therapeutic in a way. The characters are actually well developed because there’s not a focus on a high body count, but I know what you really want to hear about. You want to know if the picture is scary right? I’ll admit that I get scared pretty easily, but there’s a difference between being scared, and being startled. This movie is not about jump scares. The few that there are, they’re well earned and I thought they made sense considering the method of filming. Maybe it’s because sometimes, old people freak me out. I was able to both laugh at some of the strange behavior and start turning it over in the back of my brain until it started becoming truly bizarre. Nana seems to be cooking every time you see her, maybe it’s nothing but to me, it started looking like compulsive behavior. Then, as we learn more about what exactly is going on when the lights go down in this isolated house in the middle of the country, I got to be really frightened. In a way I’m glad that none of my friends were “brave” enough to join me. I did not have a spare stick of deodorant handy I was sweating a lot during the last third of the film, particularly as some big and very chilling revelations come up. I think the ending drags a little, and even then that’s somewhat excusable because of the documentary-like format the story is being presented in. I also feel like some choices, like having big titles come up and say “Monday morning” were unnecessary and didn’t really help the story or the pacing. Small details really. I think this horror flick is original, it’s got good atmosphere and genuine scares, and it uses tried-and-true techniques well. It’s also got some very strong performances. Highlights for me are the grandparents, Peter McRobbie and Deanna Dunagan. They play the roles just right. They display a mix of being warm and inviting, at times funny, at times scary and plain awkward in a chilling way. I think that if you look at how many different masks they wear and how they’re able to put themselves in situations that are somewhat embarrassing (old age you know, it ain’t pretty) it took a lot of guts to go with this role, and go all the way with it. Well, there you have it. A director that hit some rough patches in his career has come back with a good movie. I was genuinely frightened during “The Visit”. I didn’t quite scream in terror, but I did laugh out loud a lot and I was caught off-guard by more than one or two scares, elevating it above your generic chillers. I say check it out and take a little bit of time to really think about what you just saw and I believe you’ll agree with my positive review. (Theatrical version on the big screen, September 17, 2015)

    8/10adamwatchesmovies@ - 424 reviews
    18.9.2015 - age: 26-35

    19.9.2015 ·

    Olivia Chow

    This was probably, for me, Johnny Depp's most memorable/best performance. Don't get me wrong, it's not because I liked it, its 'cuz I was so damn scared by the realism he brought to his character. You know that window of fantasy that allows you to distance yourself from the movie and be like, "oh, that was bloody but entertaining - lets now go eat pizza"? Yeah no, not here. Here, they literally show you, A to Z, the 5000 ways of dying if you tattle tale on your mobster boss. It was far too real to the point of being gruesome (i. e., killing 101, no special effects and laser beams) which made it pretty damn uncomfortable to watch. I would recommend you watch it, nonetheless, but it left me sorta (ok, Very) petrified.

    8/10ochow@ - 47 reviews
    19.9.2015 - age: 26-35

    16.9.2015 ·

    Raj Sanmugam

    What a magnificent movie. The film beautifully portrays the relationship between wolfs and the ancient Mongolian tribes during the Chinese cultural revolution. The cinematography is out of this world. Worth seeing it in Imax. If you love nature this is a must see.

    8/10rajy06@ - 47 reviews
    15.9.2015 - age: 50+