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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Numerous QuickRatings PART 9: Poor-to-Decent 2011 Movies

The Dilemma (2011)

QuickRating: The movie mostly relies on its talented A-list cast, but a couple of decent performances can't compensate for the lack of ideas, originality and laughs, and as a result, "The Dilemma" ends up as yet another uninspired, unfunny and instantly forgettable comedy, that shouldn't been made at all.

My Rating: 4.25/10





Exorcismus (2011)

QuickRating: Although it features some truly creepy and disturbing images, and a believable and more-than-convincing performance by the promising young actress Sophie Vavasseur, at the end of the day, "Exorcismus" offers nothing new or even remotely original to distinguish itself from all the other exorcism-related horror flicks.

My Rating: 5.25/10



The Eagle (2011)

QuickRating: "The Eagle" boasts plenty of gorgeous settings and impressive visuals, but unfortunately, the film is neither as spectacular, nor nearly as epic as expected, plus, it's let down by Channing Tatum's unsurprisingly dull performance and Kevin Macdonald's unimaginative and somewhat unsteady direction.

My Rating: 5.25/10




From Prada to Nada (2011)

QuickRating: This modern-day interpretation of "Sense and Sensibility" may be slightly ridiculous, and full of tired cliches, but "From Prada to Nada" compensates with an amusing script, enjoyable story, and likable characters, and manages to turn itself into a guilty pleasure type of chick flick that many girls (and boys) would enjoy.

My Rating: 6.00/10

10 comments:

Matthew Vanacore said...

Haha, talk about the movies to avoid for 2011. I don't plan on checking out any of these putrid films.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The Eagle is the only one that would interest me I'm afraid.

Melissa Bradley said...

I love the title of this list! I can't wait to see what else you're serving up.

I want to know who told Channing Tatum he could act. He has the screen presence of a yeti. Lord, I could not abide The Eagle. That oaf ruined the Romans for me and I had to watch Spartacus to recover.

From Prada to Nada was okay. I hate when they feel that in order to a different cultural take on a story that they have to make it over-the-top. There was nothing about the sisters' situation that felt real other than some of the fish-out-of-water scenes, as well as the prejudices about not speaking Spanish. I would not ever watch it again.

Fantastic, sharp, spot-on reviews. Very helpful to read before going to Red Box or Netflix. :)

Maynard Morrissey said...

yawn, another Kevin James flick that no-one needs. After the lame Chuck & Larry and the uber-awful Mall Cop, I have no further interest in James.

Too many Exorcism-movies in the last few years. 'Exorcismus' seems to be about as mediocre as Last Exorcism or The Rite (which I'll watch today),
and I'm not sure if I'll ever watch it.

Nebular said...

Matty, you'd better skip all of these. I kinda liked "From Prada to Nada" though. It wa enjoyable to say the least.

Nebular said...

Alex, I was interested in it as well, but I ended up rather disappointed.

Nebular said...

Hey, Mel. Glad you liked the title. I was just honest as usual :P

Channing is a great looking guy, but his on-screen charisma equals zero. I haven't watched the series, but I heard good things about it.

Well, I kinda enjoyed "From Prada to Nada". Yes, there was nothing realistic about it, but the hole situation was somewhat hilarious, plus it had a moral message. I found it so easy-to-watch, I don't mind seeing it again. That would hardly ever happen though :)

Thanks, sweetheart, glad you thought so :)

Nebular said...

Maynard, buddy, a couple of decent scenes aside, it was barely watchable. Haven't seen neithe Chuck and Larry nor Mall Cop, and I deeply doubt I ever will.

Maynard Morrissey said...

Fully agree with your Ecorcisumus review. So mediocre, it hurts :)

George Beremov [Nebular] said...

Maynard, glad we agree on this one. Sophie was excellent though.