Ed N

"Ed"
 
Helpful votes received on reviews: 100% (8 of 8)
Location: Kensington, Maryland USA
In My Own Words:
I love movies! Watching movies is my most enjoyable hobby. I have a new DVD player, so I have been buying DVDs of my favorite films on a regular basis. I hope some of my favorites are yours as well!
 

Reviews

Top Reviewer Ranking: 488,757 - Total Helpful Votes: 8 of 8
You Can't Take It With You (Sous-titres français) <b>DVD</b> ~ Jean Arthur
3.0 out of 5 stars Extremely dated, Jan. 27 2003
I LIKE classic oldies, but this film stretches the bounds of believability, not to mention how horribly dated it feels. I have no idea why it won a 1938 Best Picture Oscar, as it would never even be nominated nowadays. Of course, times were different then, but even so, it is simply not that good. It is filled with eye-rolling, oh-brother moments. For instance, Hollywood never used Anne Miller well, and here she is, attempting cringing ballet once again. She is out of place even in this screwball comedy. Here's another - a fancy restaurant scene is totally painful to watch, as it depends on a sign taped to Jean Arthur's back that everyone notices and laughs at, while our hero James Stewart,… Read more
The Return of the King (Full Screen Animated) (Sou&hellip <b>DVD</b> ~ Orson Bean
Gosh. Do people actually watch this movie honestly before tearing it apart? Given the venomous vibs against this film, you would think it was a musical vaudeville remake of The Godfather. Sure, the animation is not up to Disney standards, but remember that this was a 1980s TV production, not a big budget theatrical release. The film focuses on the two hobbits, Frodo and Samwise, as they near the completion of their quest to destroy the One Ring; in its own way, the film is actually quite faithful to the spirit of the novel. Though the film may appear as a children's film, it is neither juvenile nor dumbed-down in its presentation. Yes, there are songs in this Middle-Earth tale (most all… Read more
Three Colors Trilogy (Blue / Wh <b>DVD</b> ~ J.K.Rowling
The Three Colors Trilogy comprises 3 superb films (Bleu/Blanc/Rouge) by the late, great director Krzysztof Kieslowski. The films use the symbolism expressed by the colors of the French flag for their themes (liberty, equality, fraternity). The Three Colors is Kieslowski's crowning achievement, and Rouge, his final film, is probably his masterpiece. That's saying something, because some of his previous films (Decalogue, The Double Life of Veronique) are among the greatest films of the last 20 years! I saw Bleu (with Juliette Binoche) a long time ago and was very impressed. It's a sad but beautful movie, about a composer's widow and how she copes with life after his death. Blanc (with Julie… Read more