shorts: 4

Posted: March 7, 2012 in Arts
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Latest installment of one sentence, 20 word max movie reviews. Entire list can be found on the Shorts page.

That Thing You Do! (1996) – Pitch perfect time capsule of one fictional band’s rise to the top of the pop charts in mid 60’s. (4) – 3/7/12

Taking of Pelham One Two Three, The (1974) – Film captures 1970’s grit which also detracts from the execution of the story line. (2½) – 3/7/12

Lost in Translation (2003) – “We’ll start a jazz band” encapsulates middle age man’s angst and young female’s quest for meaning amid Toyko’s neon paradise. (4) – 3/7/12

Planet of the Apes (1968) – Timeless, effective and still eerie sci-fi classic allows Heston to chew the scenery like a true Shatner. (3½) – 3/7/12

Artist, The (2011) – A powerful reminder that saying so little can say so much. (4) – 3/7/12

Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story (1993) – Typical, unimaginative bio-pic of martial arts god fails to lend a kick to Lee’s brief, interesting life. (1½) – 3/7/12

Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) – Fascinating and frustrating series of vignettes manages to hold attention even through the smokey low moments. (3) – 3/7/12

Pride of the Yankees (1942) – Love letter to recently deceased Yankee slugger Gehrig is safe at home thanks to solid performances by Cooper and Wright. (3) – 3/7/12

Attack of the 50 Foot Woman (1958) – Mercifully short film about extra tall woman’s anger spurred by hubby’s unfaithful diddling doesn’t even deliver on huge camp potential. (1) – 3/7/12

Sound of Music, The (1965) – Angelic Andrews singing tunes you’ve known forever is too long on fluff considering family is fleeing for life from Nazis. (3) – 3/7/12

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Comments
  1. The Boy! says:

    What a cool concept: movie reviews in 20 words or less. If only Ebert would catch on.

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  2. Ah, Attack of the Fifty Foot Woman. Loved the B movies!

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  3. sparklebumps says:

    That thing you do! That was one fo my favorites when I was a teenager!

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  4. You are the king of brevity – do you help with synopses?

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  5. Nice and to the point. Just how I like my movies reviewed.

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  6. I just wanna know how you have time to review all these… I suppose it starts with no children under 8…

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  7. Great reviews, I especially like the review on The Artist. Attack of the 50 Foot Woman gave me nightmares when I was a little kid – I thought she was after me!

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