Pinhole Movie Reviews

The Bodyguard by tincolor
February 28, 2012, 1:17 am
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Kevin Costner is full time body guard and part time lover to Whitney Huston. This movie is everything you’d expect, but competently enough made that I never regretted the decision to watch it. The mystery isn’t really that interesting, neither is the romance, but there’s still something about the way the characters were portrayed that kept me watching. A solid watchable.

Blade 2 by tincolor

Wesley Snipes is still half man, still half vampire and STILL all badass. I loved this movie when it first came out, it seemed like everything I ever wanted out of a super hero movie. And while it still is cool and the fight scenes are still pretty awesome and I’m still not bored of watching vampires disintegrate, I have to turn a critical eye and say that the plot has some very gaping holes. Worth checking out.

Blade by tincolor

Wesley Snipes is Blade, half man, half vampire, all badass. Looking back at Blade now that we have more “serious” comic book movies like The Dark Knight to refer to, it’s tempting to say that Blade was ahead of its time. This is a very adult and over all very satisfying comic book movie. And if you like that kind of thing this is a solid Worth checking out.

They Live by Thomas
February 26, 2012, 6:42 pm
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Professional wrestler “Rowdy” Roddy Piper stars in this parody sci-fi thriller about zombie/aliens hiding among us and controlling our brains via the airwaves.  Contains such classic lines as, “Life’s a bitch…and she’s back in heat!” and, “I came to chew bubblegum and kick ass…and I’m all out of bubble gum!” This is among the silliest John Carpenter movies, with epic absurdity that challenges even Escape from LA and Big Trouble in Little China. Watchable.

They Live

Man of La Mancha by Thomas
February 23, 2012, 4:01 pm
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Peter O’Toole plays a beleaguered Cervantes, performing as madman Don Quixote, before he gets carted off to the Inquisition.  Sophia Loren makes a perfect busty kitchen wench, ironically elevated into the angelic “Dulcinea.”  This production is really just a filmed stage play, so it’s a good thing  the performances are all so great!  Still, for a solid two hours of no budget musical, I’d like more than two good songs. Perhaps this would be worth checking out if you love musicals — for me it was an enthusiastic watchable.

Man of La Mancha

Norwegian Wood by Thomas
February 22, 2012, 6:56 am
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A Japanese college student falls for his best friend’s girl — but only after the friend has committed suicide and the girl has come unhinged.  The film drifts through 1960’s Japan in a melancholy haze,  with plenty of sex but just a hint of Murakami’s lackadaisical humor.  It replaces the adolescent dorm room awkwardness of the novel with a kind of quiet dread, which freaked me out unexpectedly.  Worth Checking Out.

Norwegian Wood

Goldfinger by tincolor
February 21, 2012, 1:35 am
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This time Sean Connery 007 is out to stop Auric Goldfinger, the man with the golden touch… for insanity! This entry in the 007 franchise marks the turning point where the villains got a little bit more campy, their schemes increasingly unrealistic and their accomplices all the more outrageously named. I’m pretty sure that only someone who already likes 007 can really enjoy watching this movie. Watchable.

On a black background, three pictures of a man in a suit, holding a gun on the middle one and kissing a woman in the bottom one. Behind the middle picture, a nude woman painted gold lies. Atop each image is a phrase of the tagline: "James Bond Is Back", "Everything He Touches", "Turns to Excitement!". On the bottom of the poster, the title and credits.

The Omega Man by Thomas
February 20, 2012, 6:20 pm
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Charlton Heston is the last human on earth. Well, except for “The Family,” a cult of weird vampire-ish folks who don’t like him for various reasons. As far as campy, dystopic sci-fi flicks starring Charlton Heston, Planet of the Apes and Soylent Green are far better.  But if you like those movies then you might as well round out your knowledge with this one. Fun fact: this is actually the second movie to be adapted from the novel I Am Legend — and the Will Smith one was the third. Watchable.

The Omega Man

The Woman in Black by William
February 20, 2012, 4:42 am
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Harry Potter plays a lawyer who has to spend a few days in a creepy mansion, hoping that he can finish up his lawyerly business there before he sees the woman in black and she forces some child to commit suicide. I’m no expert in the horror genre, so maybe I’m just underestimating the amount of suspension of disbelief that is required for these movies, but even so. Everyone in this movie acts in ways that differ wildly from how you would expect reasonable people to behave. Anyway, lots of shocks and thrills but no real substance to make it enjoyable. Barely watchable.

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow by tincolor
February 20, 2012, 12:13 am
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Jude Law is Sky Captain and Gwyneth Paltrow is Polly Perkins, and together, they must save the world of today from the World of Tomorrow!!! This is the first movie to ever be produced entirely on green screen, which means that just about everything except for the actors is computer generated. This movie is so stylized and so steeped in the conventions of 1950s science fiction that if you don’t already dig that kind of stuff, you’ll probably do best to find another movie to watch. A qualified worth checking out.

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