Pinhole Movie Reviews

Raiders of the Lost Ark by tincolor
January 31, 2012, 1:44 am
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Harrison Ford journeys to the middle east to stop the Nazis from getting the Ark of the Covenant. This is one bloody and death filled movie. But its also beautifully filmed and full of great action scenes and dialogue that are sure to stick in your memory. Worth Watching.

Abre los Ojos/Vanilla Sky by William
January 29, 2012, 8:54 pm
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I tried to watch both of these movies at the same time. It kind of worked. Anyway, no reasonable person can or would object to watching this much Penélope Cruz. The ending is, as we established long ago, not at all confusing, but it is somewhat disappointing. After an intriguing and suspenseful build-up, you want a more clever explanation for how it’s all possible. Tom Cruise haters can stick with Abre los Ojos, but Vanilla Sky is better. Either one is Worth watching, but Vanilla Sky is a straight-up remake, not quite scene-for-scene but very close, so don’t expect much additional insight from seeing both.

  Open Your Eyes (1997 film) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Vanilla Sky – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Born on the Fourth of July by William
January 29, 2012, 8:47 pm
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Excellent. I’m not really one for war movies, but the warring in this movie is a relatively small part of it. Many intense and sad scenes but it feels real, not melodramatic. Willem Defoe is also very good in a small role. Worth watching.

 Born on the Fourth of July (film) – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Down and Out in Beverly Hills by Thomas
January 29, 2012, 8:36 pm
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A homeless man befriends a dysfunctional Beverly Hills family.  Opulence makes people neurotic, apparently, and they need some kind of streetwise sociopath sage to sort them out.  Basically Richard Dreyfuss reprises his role from What About Bob? opposite Nick Nolte instead of Bill Murray. But this film is much less funny and much more subtle: Dreyfuss actually (awkwardly) enjoys the company of his tormentor.  Worth checking out.

Down and Out in Beverly Hills

Man on Wire by tincolor
January 29, 2012, 1:42 pm
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Philippe Petit is a tight rope walker and in 1974, he walked between the World Trade Center towers. There’s not much I can say about this movie. It’s exciting, thought provoking and even a little melancholy at moments. Worth checking out.

Notes on a Scandal by tincolor
January 29, 2012, 1:45 am
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After Cate Blanchett makes some unbelievably bad choices, Judi Dench is there to reap the benefits. When a screenwriter introduces an unreliable narrator, you expect something to come of that, but not in this movie! Instead, half of the screen time is given to Cate Blanchett and her rather dull and by the numbers story. So much of this movie is uneven. Watchable.

From Russia With Love by tincolor
January 29, 2012, 1:34 am
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SPECTRE is still pissed at Sean Connery for the events of Dr. No, but don’t worry, this is 007 we are talking about! Slower paced than Dr. No, but with a more realistic plot and almost none of the goofiness of the later movies. If you like classic Bond, or 60 spy movies, there’s very little in this movie to let you down. Worth checking out. The upper center of the poster reads "Meet James Bond, secret agent 007. His new incredible women... His new incredible enemies... His new incredible adventures..." To the right is Bond holding a gun, to the left a montage of women, fights and an explosion. On the bottom of the poster are the credits.

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