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Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone the film

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The weekend before last we watched Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001,PG) (ScreenIt! Review) for movie night after we finished listening to the book on tape.  From ScreenIt!:

An 11-year-old boy has various adventures as he spends a year at a boarding school for sorcerers after learning that he's a wizard.

It was enjoyable enough but nothing spectacular in my opinion.  The kids loved it, though parts were a bit intense for Finn.  He was more skittish going to bed than usual that night.

I give it 3 out of 5.

The Clone Wars

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Yesterday the boys and I went with Grandpa B and Coby to see the new Clone Wars animated film (2008,PG).  It was enjoyable enough as another piece of the Star Wars franchise but it would have been pretty weak standing on its own.  You're not setting up yourself too well when the foundation of the whole story is something as silly as Jabba calling on the Jedi to recover his kidnapped child.  The film continues the pre-occupation of the Clone Wars TV cartoon with warfare between the clones and separatist droids it city settings.  The seemingly endless rain of laser battles was getting a bit old for me.  I thought the interplay between Anakin and his young padawan Ahsoka was tolerable at least.  Jabba's uncle Ziro was not.

I give it 3 out of 5.

Born into Brothels

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I recently watched the documentary film Born Into Brothels (2004,R).  From Wikipedia:

Briski, a documentary photographer, went to Kolkata (Calcutta) to photograph prostitutes. While there, she befriended their children and offered to teach the children photography to reciprocate being allowed to photograph their mothers. The children were given cameras so they could learn photography and possibly improve their lives. Much of their work was used in the film, and the filmmakers recorded the classes as well as daily life in the red light district. The children's work was exhibited, and one boy was even sent to a photography conference in Amsterdam. Briski also recorded her efforts to place the children in boarding schools.

It was great seeing the joy that the cameras and learning brought to the kids lives and, of course, heartbreaking to witness the conditions in which they live.

I give it 4 out of 5.

King Kong

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A few weeks back I watched King Kong (2005,PG-13) (ScreenIt! Review).  From ScreenIt!:

A 1930s film crew sets out to discover an uncharted island for their film, but must contend with the 25-foot tall ape that kidnaps their starlet and retreats into its prehistoric world.

I remember when this came out but didn't give it much thought at the time.  I didn't realize it was Peter Jackson's handiwork.  I really enjoyed it...it's epic nature, the special effects, Naomi Watts, etc.

I give it 4 out of 5.

Cinderella Man

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A few weeks back I watched Cinderella Man (2005,PG-13) (ScreenIt! Review).  From ScreenIt!:

To keep his family together during the Great Depression, a former aspiring boxer climbs his way back into the ring and gets a shot at the heavyweight championship in this inspiring tale based on a true story.

I wonder what it is about sport films that makes it so enjoyable and satisfying to root for the underdog and see him triumph.  This story of James J. Braddock's amazing comeback is one of those films, so I really enjoyed it.

I give it 4 out of 5.

WALL-E

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A few weeks ago we took the kids to see WALL-E (2008,G) (ScreenIt! Review).  From Wikipedia:

Centuries after Earth has been abandoned, a lone trash collector robot longs for love and thinks he's found it when a sleek, feminine robot suddenly arrives on the planet.

Lisa especially liked the social commentary of the inhabitants of the starliner communicating with each other through computer screens even when they were actually physically right next to each other.  I was annoyed that the relationship between WALL-E and Eve had to be romantic, but we all enjoyed the film. 

I give it 4 out of 5.

Journey to the Center of the Earth

I read Journey to the Center of the Earth and then saw the movie after I read it.  The movie and the book were different in a couple ways.  One was in the movie there was a dinosaur and in the the book there wasn’t.  In the book they were trying to go to the center of the earth but in the movie they accidentally did.  In the book the mountain guide was a man and in the movie it was a woman. 

My favorite part of the movie was when the dinosaur chased them because it was cool.  The dinosaur was huge and the people were trying to get away.  One of the funny parts was when the boy woke up and there was a dead piranha right next to him with its mouth open and the sharp teeth showing.  He was really really surprised and scared at first but then he realized it was dead.  When we saw the movie it was in 3D.  We had special glasses and when stuff was coming forward it looked like it was coming right at you.  It looked like it was right in front of your face. 

My favorite part of the book was when these two big monsters in the ocean fought.  The funniest part of the book was…nothing!

The Painted Veil

200px-Painted-veil-poster Thursday night we watched The Painted Veil (2006,PG-13) (ScreenIt! Review), the first film we’ve watched together in a while (with the kids going to bed so late in the summer, we have to stay up late ourselves to fit in a film).  From ScreenIt!:

An adulterous, 1920s era wife must contend with being forced by her angry husband to accompany him to a remote Chinese village where he hopes to treat cholera victims.

Lisa’s comment as the film ended:

Books based on novels always have a terrible ending.

By terrible, she meant “tragic”, not “of poor quality.” In fact, Lisa apparently enjoyed the film because I noticed it was added to her list of movie favorites (joining Juno, Hotel Rwanda, Running on Empty, The Graduate, and Stand By Me) on Facebook.  I give it 4 out of 5.

Invincible

200px-Invincible_movie One of the last films in the bachelor's film festival was Invincible (2006, PG) (ScreenIt! Review).  From ScreenIt!:

Despite the long odds, his age, size, and lack of experience, an unassuming 30-year-old man tries out for a spot playing professional football for the 1976 Philadelphia Eagles.

I liked this one so much and it was so clean (check out all of the moderates, minors, nones, and milds in the ScreenIt! review), that I watched it again as a movie night selection with Lisa and the boys.  Since my boys are crazy about football, I knew they would love it...and Lisa did too.  It's an enjoyable film and an inspiring story.  It's not exactly deep or anything, but I thought it was excellent for what it is.

I give it 5 out of 5.

This Film Is Not Yet Rated

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This Films is Not Yet Rated (2006,NR) was another film watched during a few days of bachelorhood.  The filmmaker examines the MPAA's rating system and its lack of transparency.  One of the more interesting aspects of the film is how he hires a private investigator to determine the identities of the ratings and appeals board members.  The MPAA is certainly providing a useful service with its rating system, but it also seems like there should be more transparency and that the ratings should be applied with more consistency.

I enjoyed this film.  I give it 4 out of 5.

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