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War Horse (2011): Sobbingly Sentimental Spielberg

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January 26, 2013

I am not a huge fan of films that are just made to make the audience tear up and blubber at the screen. The Champ for instance; both the original and the remake put me right off. I don’t want to see a film that makes me cry. If I wanted that, I’d just look… Read More ›

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey (2011): A Feel Good Documentary

Directed by Constance Marks Being Elmo: A Puppeteer’s Journey shows us the journey that puppeteer Kevin Clash undertook to ‘becoming’ Elmo, one of the most popular muppets ever created. That this is a ‘feel-good’ film is beyond question. I felt myself grinning like an idiot throughout the entire film and at the end felt such a sense of accomplishment for… Read More ›

The Artist (2011): Nouvea Old

I will freely admit that I am not completely up on recent ‘silent films‘ or even silent films that are also in “Black and White.” The last modern silent film that I watched was Mel Brooks‘ 1976 Silent Movie. Now Mel didn’t opt to film his silent comedy in back and white (he’d done that… Read More ›

200 Pounds Beauty (2006): Life in Plastic, it’s Fantastic

Directed by Yong-hwa Kim (who also co-wrote the screenplay with three others) 200 Pounds Beauty (Minyeo-neun goerowo) is a ‘feel good romantic comedy’ that really hits the spot. We had seen a trailer for this film about four years ago. It was on a Tartan Extreme DVD and it looked funny as hell. Unfortunately we could not… Read More ›

Holes (2003): What We Have Here…

I was originally going to title this piece ‘Shawshank Redemption for Kids’ But it’s not really Shawshank Redemption for kids, even though it’s damn close. The theme of the two films are very similar and you get the same sense of satisfaction when you have finished watching the film. But if I were to be really… Read More ›

The Blind Side (2009): Heart Warming True Story

The first time I saw this movie it was under duress. Despite being a huge Sandra Bullock fan, I am usually allergic to these type of films. I, for instance, hated the 1979 film, The Champ. This ‘tear-jerker’ was a big hit with audiences. With Jon Voight, Faye Dunaway, and Ricky Shroder starring in this remake of… Read More ›

Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Dysfunctional Family Fun

Written by Michael Arndt (Toy Story 3, The Hunger Games: Catching Fire) and directed by not one but two directors Jonathan Dayton and Valerie Faris (these directors have been a ‘double-act’ for years, mainly in the realm of music videos and documentaries) Little Miss Sunshine is a ‘feel good film’ that entertains and amuses. The film marks a couple of firsts. It was Michael… Read More ›

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