Lists  Reviews  Images  Update feed
MoviesTV ShowsMusicBooksGamesDVDs/Blu-RayPeopleArt & DesignPlacesWeb TV & PodcastsToys & CollectiblesComic Book SeriesBeautyAnimals   View more categories »
Listal logo
All reviews - Movies (305) - TV Shows (14) - Games (4)

An inspiring, emotional, heart-breaking drama

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 7 February 2015 01:57 (A review of The Descendants)

George Clooney plays land baron Matt King in 'The Descendants', an inspiring, emotional, heart-breaking drama. Matt tries to reconcile with his daughters after his wife is injured in a boat accident! And George Clooney plays the character ever so well!

'The Descendants' is an intelligently scripted film with great acting from the cast including Shailene Woodley, Beau Bridges, Judy Greer, Matthew Lillard, Robert Forster and of course George Clooney. The direction by Alexander Payne is brilliant and the music is beautiful! A great drama!

0 comments, Reply to this entry

A bad film much worse than I expected

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 31 January 2015 10:16 (A review of Nativity!)

More than two years ago, 'Nativity 2' was released. I ended up seeing it and finding it a bad movie with pretty squeamish inappropriate humour for kids. From recording 'Nativity', I expected something pretty average!

'Nativity' is a bad film much worse than I expected it to be! The film focuses on a teacher Paul Maddens (Martin Freeman) who hates Christmas and his ex-girlfriend Jennifer (Ashley Jensen) is in Hollywood. Paul is given the responsibility of directing the nativity. Paul tries to lie to everyone and say that Hollywood is coming to the school...the whole concept just gets really complicated from there!

The start of 'Nativity!' is just plain average but eventually when the whole "Hollywood coming to the school" idea comes in and Paul keeps lying and then saying yes, just gets more complicated. Eventually the play is cancelled but Paul warms to Christmas and tries to reproduce the play resulting in the stupidest irrelevant play ever. A play irrelevant to the nativity it's supposed to be about!

'Nativity!' is ridiculous and worse than its sequel which is really an achievement! The story is complicated, boring and senseless and as for the actors, Marc Wootton's performance just gets on my nerves, Martin Freeman and Jason Watkins doesn't seem interested in the film at all, only Pam Ferris escapes criticising acting and must be embarrassed to be seen in it!

If you want to see Martin Freeman in a Christmas movie, just watch a film that I love actually 'Love Actually', his scenes are inappropriate for kids but for grown-ups it's better than this!

0 comments, Reply to this entry

A rare sequel that improves on the original!

Posted : 4 years, 8 months ago on 25 January 2015 05:27 (A review of Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980))

'Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back' brings the memorable Yoda (Frank Oz) to the series. It is also better than the original and features a love relationship between Han Solo (Harrison Ford) and Princess Leia (Carrie Fisher). The plotting is entertaining, the visual effects are great and so is the acting! A rare sequel that improves on the original!

0 comments, Reply to this entry

This seems similar to the first movie really

Posted : 4 years, 9 months ago on 4 January 2015 06:37 (A review of Home Alone 3 (1997))

This is the story of a boy who is left home alone and has to defend his house from criminals...no wait! That's 'Home Alone'! This is the story of a boy who is left home alone and has to defend his house from criminals...Yeah, this seems similar to the first movie really! Only new cast of characters and that the main character Alex (Alex D. Linz) has chicken pox and not that his family have gone on holiday!

There is a bit of funny slapstick but I say like the original, there's too much unfunny slapstick here and it's funnier in cartoons than in real life! 'Home Alone 3' is just the first movie again! Same old, same old!

0 comments, Reply to this entry

An underrated hilarious comedy gem

Posted : 4 years, 9 months ago on 4 January 2015 02:21 (A review of Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004))

'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' is a film that I didn't expect to be so hilarious! And then it turned out to be much better than Will Ferrell's previous film 'Elf' (which I find really overrated and unfunny).

'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' is an underrated hilarious comedy gen. Every moment cracked me up! To be honest, I think I find this funnier than 'Borat'. Will Ferrell gives a hilarious performance in the lead role as idiot news reporter Ron Burgundy! Basically Ron is a five time Emmy winner and the main anchorman for KVWN Channel 4 News Team. Ron is just a big idiot who reads the news off a screen in the distance which goes as far as telling San Diego to f*ck themselves! Hilarious!

'Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy' also features a hilarious supporting cast including Christianna Applegate, Paul Rudd, Steve Carrell (as probably the most hilarious character in the movie), David Koechner and Chris Parnell! It even has cameos from actors like Tim Robbins and Jack Black!

What I love about the movie is its non-stop comedy! Hilarious slapstick, hilarious dialogue and hilarious characters portrayed by hilarious actors! I couldn't find a funny moment I didn't laugh at!

0 comments, Reply to this entry

This is extremely violent but it...KICKS ASS!

Posted : 4 years, 9 months ago on 3 January 2015 09:59 (A review of Kick-Ass (2010))

'Kick-Ass' is a higher level of violence in movies, more violent than Tim Burton's 'Batman' movies! It's one of the most violent films I have ever seen if not the most violent!

This is extremely violent but it...KICKS ASS! The actors (Aaron Johnson, Chloe Grace Moretz, Christopher Mintz-Plasse and Nicolas Cage) are brilliant in their roles! The plotting is funny and entertaining, Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) wants to be a superhero and then he finds it hard and violent, the script is often hilarious and while it has frequent violence portrayed by an 11 year old girl Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz), the violence is offensive comedy!

To me, 3/4 of the movie is pure comedy violence and goes as far as Dave revealing his identity to his girlfriend. Part of the movie is constant swearing and some strong references to Dave craving sex from all the ladies he fancies!

'Kick-Ass' is just so fun to watch, the violence builds up and then it becomes entertaining, I love that! It shows how violent it can get and when it reaches a high degree, it becomes absolutely hilarious! A bit horrible, very unpleasant but kick-ass!

The only thing I would say about 'Kick-Ass' was that the 15 certificate is laughable! There's too much violence and sexuality and the BBFC are very generous to give it a 15 certificate. Honestly, from a 15, I don't expect something this violent! Not even 'Saving Private Ryan' is as violent as this and that shows horrible depictions of war! This movie is just offensive comedy violence! If I had been Hit-Girl fighting those villains, I would've felt like a grown-up, as if it would get an 18 upon a biographical release (or something like that)

0 comments, Reply to this entry

Should've laid off the ant colony by now

Posted : 4 years, 9 months ago on 3 January 2015 12:28 (A review of The Ant Bully)

There are too many ant movies, first there was the very good 'Antz' followed by the good 'Bug's Life' and now this! 'The Ant Bully' is like 'A Bug's Life' mixed with 'Honey, I Shrunk The Kids'!

While it has good animation and the cast including Julia Roberts, Meryl Streep, Nicolas Cage and Paul Giamitti are good, the movie is just boring and to me it feels like we've seen these ants for hours already! Should've laid off the ant colony by now, and made something else.

0 comments, Reply to this entry

Up there with ‘The Avengers’

Posted : 4 years, 9 months ago on 1 January 2015 06:12 (A review of Guardians of the Galaxy)

'Guardians of the Galaxy' is one of the best Marvel movies, a masterpiece! Up there with 'The Avengers' and probably even better! 'Guardians of the Galaxy' has everything that would make a perfect superhero movie, nearly as good as 'The Dark Knight'

'Guardians of the Galaxy', like 'The Avengers', features superheroes teaming up to fight evil creepy enemies! The movie has awesome action, eye-popping visual effects and many hilarious moments! The ensemble cast including Chris Pratt, Zoe Saldana, Dave Bautista, Vin Diesel, Bradley Cooper, Lee Pace, Michael Rooker, Karen Gillan, Djimon Hounsou, John C. Reilly, Glenn Close and Benicio del Toro are all amazing too! And that’s not just great acting and casting but they’re good to great actors!

James Gunn directs this movie in awesome ways and wrote it with Nicole Perlman! Ben Davis' cinematography is amazing too! The score by Tyler Bates is amazing too!

Chris Pratt is really awesome in the lead role! Everything is awesome when Chris Pratt does 'The LEGO Movie' the same year as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' and gives awesome performances in both! Zoe Saldana is also convincing as the antiheroine Gamora!

Many visuals are used in the film to represent talking animals, explosions and creepy hairdos. All of them are eye-popping! The film features the awesome action scenes and also makes me laugh hysterically many times! My friend who I saw it with also laughed a lot at many scenes!

Not just the visual effects but also I can't take my eyes off the make-up, the art direction and the costume design, all are great to look at and would make the best screenshots for teenagers! 'Guardians of the Galaxy' is the kind of movie that could entertain not just teenagers but also children and adults! It may be violent for younger children but should be enjoyed by all ages!

Marvel have made two great masterpieces 'The Avengers' and 'Guardians of the Galaxy'! I prefer this one! It is not my favourite superhero movie (I still prefer 'The Dark Knight') but it is still one of the best superhero movies! Well done Marvel! I really liked 'Spider-Man', I really liked 'Iron Man', I liked 'The Incredible Hulk', I loved 'The Avengers' but of all the movies you've made that I've seen, this one is definitely the best! It's beautiful, it's amazing and it's entertaining for all! A must-see, especially for superhero die-hards!

P.S. Happy New Year to all on Listal! XD

0 comments, Reply to this entry

One of the best movies ever

Posted : 4 years, 9 months ago on 1 January 2015 11:21 (A review of Citizen Kane (1941))

After 74 years of existance, I have finally seen 'Citizen Kane' and how is it? Brilliant! One of the best movies ever!

'Citizen Kane' features a brilliant plot about a man named Charles Foster Kane who has died and his last word was "Rosebud", the movie sees people trying to find out why it was his last word, they find out in one of the best ways possible, going through his life to old age!

Aside the plot, the movie also features great acting by the entire cast, entertaining script and fantastic direction by Orson Welles. One of the best movies ever.

0 comments, Reply to this entry

A waste of actual talent

Posted : 4 years, 9 months ago on 31 December 2014 10:48 (A review of Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008))

That's it! I've finished the tetralogy of 'Indiana Jones' with 'The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull'. Some people like it and some people hate it! I don't like it! I don't like how it comes after my favourite 'Indiana Jones' movie 'The Last Crusade'.

I love the visual effects as usual but the plot just makes no sense and the action is boring! Also how does Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) survive a giant explosion by hiding in a fridge? This franchise may have nuked the fridge, it is a waste of actual talent like Harrison Ford and Cate Blanchett and is nowhere near as good as the first three!

0 comments, Reply to this entry