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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Numerous QuickRatings PART 5: 2010 Movies [3]

Primal (2010)

QuickRating: Although the Australian bush provides a beautiful backdrop for this oddly intriguing story, and the acting from the young Aussie cast is decent at best, the film itself is almost ruined by an incompetent execution, so-so directing and weak script, and though it succeeds in the gore department, "Primal" fails to deliver genuine scares.

My Rating: 5.00/10


Jackass 3D (2010)

QuickRating: Featuring the best slow-mo sequences since "Zombieland"'s opening scene, and numerous incredible stunts, as well as some gross and even scary ones, "Jackass 3D" is three times crazier than its predecessors, and just as funny and entertaining, even though it's hardly watchable at times. Just see it.. if you dare.

My Rating: 5.75/10




Welcome to the Rileys (2010)

QuickRating: Grim, yet somewhat uplifting, "Welcome to the Rileys", can't boast with excellent production values or skillful direction, but it offers and original and emotionally-gripping story, and it features Kristen Stewart's best performance to date, a great turn by James Gandolfini, and an absolutely amazing supporting performance from Melissa Leo.

My Rating: 6.50/10

Another Year (2010)

QuickRating: Thoughtful, poignant and astoundingly acted, if rather slow-moving and overly simplistic, "Another Year" may not be everyone's cup of tea, but it offers a realistic glimpse of everyday life with its ups and lows, and shows how you can easily create your own happiness, if you believe in yourself, and if you're dedicated to the people you love.

My Rating: 7.25/10

8 comments:

Melissa Bradley said...

I have not seen any of these but Another Year and Welcome to the Rileys have piqued my interest. Primal will most certainly be a when I have nothing else to do choice while Jackass 3D just sounds painfully gross like the previous 2. I used to catch the show ever once in a while and thought some of it was funny, but there are only so many times I can watch a guy get his man parts smashed, crushed, hit, stapled, ...

Nebular said...

Mel, I probably enjoyed Jackass 3D more than I should have, but most stunts were so unbelievable, I was impressed. Plus, I loved the way it's been shot - the slow-mo scenes were incredible.

Both, "Another Year" and "Welcome to the Rileys" are very good films, especially if you're into human drama :) Primal was okay, but there was nothing memorable about it. Do you work on your Dirty Dozen list, hun? :)

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

None of those sound enticing...

Nicole✗✗ said...

"Welcome to the Rileys" and "Another Year" are now on my list. Those sound very good especially "Another Year." That one sounds touching. I'm so happy you enjoyed "Jackass 3." I too liked it a lot. Something about their stupid antics make me smile. I couldn't handle the volcano scene though. That was the only one I could have lived without. So gross... ; )

Nicole✗✗ said...

Oh I forgot to tell you! I gave you an award on my blog!! I don't expect you to do the silly 07 things about yourself and awarding 07 others unless you want to. I did it but I know some people find it annoying. You deserve the award not the burden it comes with : )

Nebular said...

Alex, none of those is bad, but not incredible either.

Nebular said...

Nicole, both "Welcome to the Rileys" and "Another Year" are good movies, but they require a specific mood, if you know what I mean. I was surprised, too, but I thoroughly enjoyed "Jackass 3" - Those guys are completely insane and quite brave actually. I would never do any of their stuff. Ever! The volcano scene was absolutely disgusting, I almost puked :)

Nebular said...

Ah, thanks, sweetheart!I'm gonna check it out right now. Don't worry about the 7 things ;)Thanks again.