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More Short Reviews: Getting to the Point

I've gotten behind on my reviews recently, and I've seen a few films this past week, so I'll just give a quick opinion about them. I'm lazy, I know. A couple I saw years ago and re-watched, the others were new to me.

Mrs. Doubtfire: To be frank, this isn't that great. Robin Williams is good, the kids are cute, and Pierce Brosnan is hunky, but it doesn't turn out as many laughs as it should. I do give it credit for not giving a completely cliche ending, although the ending could have been more conclusive on one front. My grade: C+

White Chicks: This one is so stupid...but funny. It's one of those idiotic comedies that works. It's not brilliant by any means, but I like it. My grade: B

Alice in Wonderland: I've never been a big fan of this story. It just doesn't click with me. And I wasn't expecting to like this, but it was okay. I like Johnny Depp, and I was pleasantly surprised by Mia Wasikowska. I have to see her in more to know if she's actually got the 'ole acting talent, but she was good in this, and she has a presence, which you can't say about all of today's younger actors. It's well cast, with perhaps the exception of Anne Hathaway. It's not that I don't like her, I just think she was wrong for this role. My grade: B

Annie Hall: Since I hated "Manhattan", I was expecting to hate this, seeing as it's always clumped together with that one as being Woody Allen's two best films and everyone's two favorites. I like me some Woody Allen, but my favorites don't include either of these. Still, I actually found this one to be decent. Not great. I wasn't bored, so that gives it points! It is also interesting to note the way Allen portrays women in his films. I haven't seen them all, but I have noticed that his women tend (but not always) to be airheaded and generally not very smart. Is that how he sees women? My grade: B

Knight and Day: Okay, don't give me any beef, but I actually enjoyed this movie. It wasn't fantastic or overly original, but it was funny, Tom Cruise was funny, and it didn't take itself seriously. Plus, it was a farce. I'm not a huge fan of either Cruise or Cameron Diaz, (and her character could be annoying and was plain old stupid at times, as expected), but they made a pretty fair acting duo. My grade: B


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