The Age of Adaline (2015)

I could feel myself aging during this film. It just felt a little too long. I also think they put a few things in this to just make it sad for no reason. I do like Blake Lively and she is very pretty in this film, very classy. Harrison Ford was a huge surprise as I didn’t know he was in this when I started the movie. The subject matter of this film is very enthralling but it doesn’t go anywhere all that interesting. It’s all very sweet though, and despite the fact that I didn’t love it, I’ll say it is a fine movie, just nothing to write home about.

68/100

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Highlander (1986)

There can only be one, plus seventy points given to this film. So this was my first time seeing this movie after many people have quoted it and talked about how they loved it. I’m not exactly sure what people really love about it other than its campy B-Movie-ness. Some of the sword fights were cool and Sean Connery was a Spanish pretty-boy but that’s really all the best things I can say. Christopher Lambert was cool but he was impossible to hear with his accent and how quiet he spoke. The sound quality of the film was pretty horrible. Some of the special effects ranged for hokey to pretty good. The story is a bit flimsy and I still am not totally sure what the fabled “prize” really was at the end. It’s a good piece of entertainment but I don’t see what all the fuss is about.

71/100

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Orlando (1992)

Oh, Orlando. I had high hopes for this film as a friend strongly recommended this to me. Sadly, the movie was as dry as a powdered wig that’s been sitting on a shelf too long. Swinton did a fine job as both a man and a woman as this Virginia Woolf movie explores gender, but the story itself is a bit far-fetched and they really don’t explain well why she lives forever. I guess the Queen told her to never age, but I never knew Queen’s were the secret to the fountain of youth (oh and they can change your gender). Billy Zane had too small of a part in this, even though he was almost billed as a main character. This film wasn’t terrible, but on the low end of being a ho-hum fine film. At least this film didn’t take forever to watch, it was short but I was glad when it was over.

60/100

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