The Walk (2015)

This is a walk I’d rather not take, but I’m glad Philippe Petit did. He seems to have made the Twin Towers of New York famous for not just being the target of a gigantic tragedy. I thought that Joseph Gordon-Levitt was incredibly adorable in this film, yes, his accent wasn’t spot-on all the time… but I loved him nonetheless. Charlotte Le Bon was gorgeous and interesting to watch. I also liked seeing Ben Kinsley in this as well, he’s in a lot of films but he adds a lot. The movie is very entertaining with an Ocean’s Eleven style set-up and the final scenes will scare the crap out of you if you have acrophobia like I do. I also just felt like it was a touching tribute to the World Trade Center that focuses on life instead of death. I love Zemeckis as a director and I’m glad he’s still working hard in Hollywood.

91/100

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Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014)

Old Town will funk you up, Old Town funk you up. Sin City is back for another round of graphic novel-goodness. Except, I think I’d put this graphic novel back on the shelf. The movie just felt unnecessary. Yes, once again Frank Miller/Robert Rodriguez bring us a beautiful looking movie, but it was also a little boring. I felt like I was trapped in an art exhibit with only one painting in it. Yes, the painting was great to look at for the first hour but after that I grew a little bored and wanted to get out. If you are a diehard Sin City fan, I suppose you could check this out, if you are new to the series, just watch the first one.

69/100

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The Wind Rises (2013)

The film fell a little flat for me…
The Wind Rises was a gorgeous film as far as animation standards go, Miyazaki does not disappoint there. Unfortunately this film bored me to tears. The English dubbing didn’t help with Joseph Gordon-Levitt doing his voice work like he is giving a speech on the economies of the ancient worlds… he just sounded bored and in turn bored me.
I did find the different airplane designs interesting but I was wishing for more of Miyazaki’s fantasy elemements to show up. I’m sorry to say, without those his films just don’t seem as good. Although, even Castle in the Sky had fantasy elements and that one was a snooze as well. I still love Miyazaki, but maybe he shouldn’t have wasted his time on this one.

66/100

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10 Things I Hate About You (1999)

There are more than 10 things I love about this semi-raunchy teen romance film. So I won’t try to name them all… but here goes. I love the cast, they all have really good chemistry and work well together. I love the 90’s alternative soundtrack with a bevy of songs that I love listing to still. The Shakespeare references can make any theater person geek-out. Allison Janney and her romance novels? They could make a whole movie out of that. Julia Stiles and Larisa Oleynik are two sisters that can drive any man crazy, in a good way. Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Heather Ledger would make Lady MacBeth swoon. Excellent and fun movie!

94/100

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Don Jon (2013)

Don Jon was an interesting one. Written, directed and starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt in this film, that I guess revolves around porn addiction, was intriguing. I couldn’t exactly pinpoint what the film was aiming at… perhaps it is how women can change you like Scarlett Johansson, forcefully molding a service industry guy into a college grad or the sad Julianne Moore teaching him to find love in a persons eyes and not through a LCD computer screen. Regardless of the point, I liked the film. Good job J. G-L.

83/100

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Premium Rush

Such a cool movie! There hasn’t been a movie like this since Quicksilver. Joseph Gordon-Levitt was awesome in this action/thriller about bike messengers in NYC. This film had my adrenaline pumping from the very beginning. The lines were all very witty and Michael Shannon was set up perfectly as the bad guy of the movie. I also loved the direction in the film and the awesome use of GPS and an almost “Google Earth” way of showing the different bike routes. This is a must see for 2012.

93/100

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Looper

So, I heard great things about this movie and some really negative things about it. In my own opinion, I thought it was incredible in some ways but then again it was WAY too long. A little bit here and there could have been cut and kept the film in good shape. I thought that Willis and Gordon-Levitt were an awesome pair, Emily Blunt and Piper Perabo were smoldering on the screen and Jeff Daniels was a really cool choice as a bad guy. The story was cool and it had neat guns, so I call that a win.

91/100

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