Irrational Man (2015)

I feel a little irrational that I keep watching Woody Allen movies. I know that some people adore him, but I just don’t think he’s my style. I am starting to notice that maybe Emma Stone needs to watch her back with Woody. She seems to be in all his movies now, and he has her only in outfits where her beautiful legs are seen. So, I’m thinking he’s just being a perv with her, but I guess work is work right Emma? I found this story a little gag-inducing. I know that girls fall in love with their professors but Emma Stone with a fat Joaquin Phoenix? Nope. He’s also a hot mess and she’s very put together, and although women also like a project sometimes… uh, nope. I just didn’t buy the relationship and the whole story just felt really uncomfortable. I think the parts where Phoenix was alone were the best parts of the movie. The ending was also not very satisfying. A waste of time if I say so myself. I can rationally state that.

56/100

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Irrational Man (2015)

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Inherent Vice (2014)

The only inherent thing about this movie is the fact that nobody told Joaquin Phoenix that diction is important while acting. I found myself losing what lines were said by him because he was a mumbling high-as-a-kite mess. If the lost lines from poor diction don’t confuse you, the convoluted plot will. The acting is mostly pretty good in this, but I just found myself wondering where the movie was going and what the heck was happening. The movie clocks in at two and a half hours and it ends it a pretty frustrating fashion. Sorry Paul Thomas Anderson, if I had to pick my poison as a vice it would not be this story from Thomas Pynchon.

60/100

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Her (2013)

Such a simplistic title for such a funny movie! I loved “Her”. Spike Jonze put together a great script and made a wonderful movie that has a great mix of comedy, sci-fi and romance. Sure, this isn’t the type of movie you’d see with your Grandma (there is a lot of cursing and other adult themes) but if you have a good sense of humor and aren’t offended easily, this movie will blow you away. I loved just about every cast member, especially Phoenix. The music was good, and I laughed harder than I do in most other comedies. Very well done!

97/100

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Her (2013)

Signs

The cast of this film was great with Mel Gibson, Joaquin Phoenix, Rory Culkin and Abigail Breslin. The movie also has some great humor especially in the beginning. In fact I would say that Signs starts off really strong but it seems to fizzle out in the end. The science really bugs me with this invasion. *SPOILER ALERT* Wouldn’t water from humidity kill the aliens? I also find it funny that M. Night gives himself the smallest and yet most important part in the film, the wife killing driver.

78/100

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Cover of "Signs [Blu-ray]"

Cover of Signs [Blu-ray]

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Signs (2002)

Gladiator

Ridley Scott takes a beautiful movie and rubs some dirt on it to make a gritty and bloody drama. Maximus is one of those characters you just have to love. He’s a family man, excellent General who is respected by his soldiers and by the Emperor. He just has one problem. Joaquin Phoenix. When Phoenix isn’t asphyxiating someone or trying to sleep with his sister, he is making the life of Maximus a living hell. The film is shot beautifully and it’s so bloody you just have to see it in its full glory.

93/100

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Cover of "Gladiator (Widescreen Edition)&...

Cover of Gladiator (Widescreen Edition)

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Gladiator (2000)