Movie Review Essay

  • Movie Review : ' Reel Injun '

    Online – INED 411/511 Write A Movie Review Assignment – 30 Points Name: Reel Injun (2009) Reel Injun is a movie about the portrayal of Native Americans in Hollywood and how it has evolved over time. It includes a wide cast of Native American actors, writers, activists, and others. The main theme of the movie is how the United States of America has made Native Americans into “mythical beings” through many overt and subliminal tactics (Diamond, "Reel Injun"). This movie deals with the identity of being

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  • Movie Review : ' Freedom Writers '

    As I was sitting on the couch over the past weekend, I decided to search for a good move on Netflix. As I began my search through the drama options I ran across the movie “Freedom Writers.” I was introduced to this movie during my freshman year at Prairie View A&M. It was a boring weekend on campus, and none of my friends were leaving to go back to their home towns so we decided to go to the theater on campus, that particular day they were playing “Freedom Writers,” and since none of us had ever

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  • Movie Review : American Sniper

    Sniper is definitely one of the most anticipated and controversial films of 2014. The movie is a biopic of the Navy Seal, Chris Kyle. His story is truly amazing and his account of what happened in the Iraq war gets the audience closer to real life battle than anything else. Clint Eastwood did an amazing job depicting the life of Chris Kyle and the stories that were inspired from the book the Kyle wrote. This movie has obviously stuck some sort of chord in the heart of America. In 2014, A lot of people

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  • Movie Review : Film Review

    From Here to Eternity Film Review A romantic classic, From Here to Eternity was a drama released in 1953 that focused on the life of an army men prior to the Attack on Pearl Harbor. The film was directed by Fred Zinnemann and produced by Columbia Pictures. From Here to Eternity is based on the days prior to Pearl Harbor and the day of, in Hawaii. One of the main characters, Prewitt played by Montgomery Clift, was a private who was abused by the army for not joining the units boxing team, but choosing

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  • Movie Review : Longtime Companion

    The film I chose to do for this film review assignment was Longtime Companion. The movie premiered in 1989 and during that time our society was just beginning to understand that AIDS was a disease and research was being done on how to treat this disease. In the early 1980’s and up until the release of the film, those that had been diagnosed with AIDS had a very poor prognosis for survival. Also when the movie was released, society was beginning to realize that AIDS not only affected the gay community

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  • Precious Movie Review

    Precious Summary The film Precious directed by Lee Daniels is a solemn movie dealing with the unfortunate truths of everyday life for some individuals. The film staring Gabourey Sidibe who plays the main character Clarice “Precious” Jones along with co-stars Mariah Carey and Leni Kravitz is based in the Ghetto of Harlem in the year of 1987. Precious is a sixteen year-old illiterate morbidly obese teenager whom has grown up in the Ghetto of Harlem in a dysfunctional family. Her mother Mary verbally

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  • Movie Review : ' The Coachman '

    South Korea that were released throughout the 1960s. One of these noteworthy films was released in 1961 called The Coachman (마부) that was directed by Kang Dae-jin. Due to the time period that this movie was released in embodies many of the aspects of the Korean people during that time period. The movie itself can be looked at as not only a representation of the time period, but as a reflection of the struggles and triumphs that the Korean people as well. While the majority of the film is quite negative

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  • Movie Review : Gone With The Wind

    's fortunes due to the war and make her way to rebuild her home land. Throughout the movie, she never stops her pursuit of Ashley who is the man she loves and is married to Melanie, which eventually leads to the loss of her true love Rhett. At the end, she bounces back from sorrow and starts again. 2).The acting performance of Gone with the wind: ① The main screen actors and actresses act naturally in the movie. They know how to work to the microphone and the lens. ② And the acting styles include

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  • Movie Review

    A few good men 1 Teresa Gamble ADJ-235 .Movie Review A few good men January 13, 2013 A few good men 2 I choose to watch the movie “A few good men”. The story line goes as where Tom Cruise is asked to defend two marines who are charged with murder of a fellow officer. During the investigation it was found that the marines were ordered what they call a Code Red. A code red is where disciplinary measure is told to the marine when a member offends

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  • Movie Review : Judgement At Nuremberg

    Film Review of Judgement at Nuremberg Judgement at Nuremberg, a three-hour long movie directed by Stanley Kramer and scripted by Abby Mann in 1961 , presents Nazi’s crimes in a new and unique perspective. Instead of putting Nazi officials into justice, Judgement at Nuremberg starts a long trial accusing four Nazi judges of conducting Nazi sterilization and cleansing policies. Accused German judge Dr. Ernst Janning (Burt Lancaster) is one of the main characters in the movie. The whole movie centers

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  • Movie Review: Out of Darkness

    Movie Review: Out of Darkness Letitia Y. Wright CO 810 – Abnormal Psychology Katherine James, PhD, LPC, NCC Ashland Theological Seminary February 10, 2014 Abstract The purpose of this paper is to review the depiction of a person suffering with and living with the mental condition of Schizophrenia in the movie, Out of Darkness. The film has a dynamic cast including: Diana Ross as Paulie Cooper (the individual suffering with schizophrenia), Rhonda Stubbins-White as Zoe Price (Paulie’s sister)

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  • Goodfellas: a Movie Review Essay

    character is giving insight into his thoughts as a kid. Scorsese highlights the importance of the main character through this technique of the camera focusing on him. After the setting of the movie is introduced as the camera moves from left to right showing the neighborhood in East Brooklyn, New York that movie will take place in. In the scene the character is shown from his window with dim lit lighting, gazing with admiration and yearning at the mobster at the cab stand. Two themes are introduced

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  • Movie Review : ' The Movie ' Cinderella '

    The Movie Cinderella Man, directed by Ron Howard is a movie about the life of James Braddock during the Great Depression. The movie is written by Cliff Hollingsworth and produced by Brian Grazer. The movie was released in June 3, 2005 and distributed by Universal Entertainment. The main cast was Russell Crowe played as James J Braddock, Renée Zellweger played as Mae Braddock, Paul Giamatti played as Joe Gould, and Craig Bierko played as Max Baer. The director made the movie as historically accurate

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  • Movie Review : The Movie ' I Thought '

    When I first heard about this movie I thought it was some weird story about a boy who wore pajamas. I was completely wrong and I am very glad I decided to watch it. It has one of the most suspenseful endings that I have ever seen in a movie. This movie is set during World War II and is seen through the eyes of an eight year old boy named Bruno. We learn about his innocence during a time where innocent people are treated like trash. In the beginning of the film we see Bruno running around playing

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  • Movie Review Fracture Essay

    themes and storyline of the movie. The themes Fracture revolves around are that to do with ego, pride, arrogance, and redemption, however the movie’s primary underlying theme is about discovering a person’s flaw and exploiting it until they crack. The use of the rolling ball machine allowed Hoblit to establish the vulnerability of the themes and characters within the movie. Hoblit saw ‘these “executive toys”...as reflections of Ted Crawford's persona and his psyche in the movie’, highlighting the antagonist’s

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  • Review Of The Movie ' The '

    Sociology Is Dope The media I have chosen to analyze is Dope. The movie is about three high school seniors living in the poverty of Inglewood, CA. They call their neighborhood the Bottoms. In the Bottoms, everyday they are surrounded by gang violence and the social pressures from the unique norms of that culture. They fight against the current popular culture of being a thug by being 90s geeks. They find themselves in a pickle when they are then forced to sell drugs. Being smart and intelligent

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  • Movie Review : The Movie ' The Silencer '

    movies in my life and for the first time watching the films in class it thrilled me. For example, when we watch the movie the silencer I thought that movie was going to be too scary for me to watch. I wanted to step outside but I didn’t I because for the movie brought my attention even thought it was horror film I thought that it would be a great experience. And it was, through the movie The Silencer ever time Billy the doll did any movement such as moving spots or moving his eyes it gave me chills

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  • Movie Review : Watching A Trailer

    Most people have seen a movie trailer, if it was good it may have convinced them to see the film, but if it was not good, it may have not convinced them to see the movie. Watching a trailer is usually seen as a good idea before seeing the movie. It allows one to appreciate the grand work of art a movie is, but it can also show how terrible a movie is. However, trailers can influence consumers, and do more than just demonstrate the idea of a particular movie. Therefore, the consumer’s opinion and

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  • Movie Review : As Good As It Gets

    Movie Review: As Good As It Gets Destinee Starcher Psychology 281, Section 5 The movie as good as it gets tells the story of Melvin Udall, an elderly man suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (Brooks, 1997). Mr. Udall meets the criteria for both an abnormal behavior and OCD. In lecture we discussed what constitutes abnormal behavior according to abnormal psychology. A behavior must both deviate from societal norms, and cause functional impairment to the individual (Beidel

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  • Movie Review : Horror Films

    people do not understand that not all horror films are full of murders and blood. The Babadook is a movie that tests the classifications of being a horror film. To have a successful horror film it is important to have the uncanny perception, the unknown, a stomach twisting plot, and special subliminal effects; The Babadook succeeds every category in a different approach than any other horror film. The movie The Babadook is classified as a genre of horror, which was released in 2014, and originated in

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  • Movie Review : ' Spartacus '

    Movie Review: Spartacus 1960 Spartacus is one of the craziest movies. This movie leaves you with a memory after you watch it. Even though there are movies from that time of Romans that talked about the same story, none of them have told any stories like Spartacus. This movie tells the story of a hero. Who doesn’t get a victory even though his troop is trained very well for the war. The beginning of the movie leaves the audience with the hope that his beliefs will continue. The book Aspects of Western

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  • Movie Review : ' If I Stay '

    Her family is all there to support her. After the book came out, they made a movie based on it. The book and movie were both good, but some parts were better in each. I liked the book and movie the same because they both explained things in different way and both the ways worked. The book was better with the Mia’s relationships between Gran and Teddy. I will give three parts in the book that is better than the movie. In the book, Mia is having a flashback(s) of teddy’s birth. she was in the room

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  • Movie Review : The Movie Up

    Disney’s movie Up, is an animated adventure comedy. In the movie, Carl Fredrickson is an elder balloon salesmen who loses his wife. He wants to fulfill their dream of living in South America on Paradise Falls. He ties thousands of balloons to his house and heads off. During his trip he encounters many problems including a colorful bird, an annoying kid, talking dogs, and criminals. When first hearing about this movie, it didn’t sound too exciting. I expected it to be another childish Disney movie. After

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  • Movie Review Essay

    Movie Review Fireproof Zelder Dickerson April 14, 2013 The movie, Fireproof, is a Christian based movie drama which was released in 2008. It is based on a married couple who is experiencing issues which could lead to divorce. Caleb was a heroic fireman who saved lives every day but was allowing his marriage to go up in smoke. He desperately needed to change in order to save it. As a result, he decides to shares his dilemma with his father. In turn, his dad suggests that he postpone the decision

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  • Movie Review : ' One Of The Boys '

    dynamic principles which have been covered throughout the semester. The primary team that was the subject of the movie was a self-assembled baseball team made up of school age boys with a common love of baseball. Early in the movie, one of the boys, affectionately referred to as “Smalls” joined the team which set forth an interesting team dynamic. Things escalate half way into the movie when one the boys run out of baseballs to play with. Smalls then runs home and, not realizing its value, grabs a

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  • Movie Review : The Great Dictator

    A good film should make us think, touch our heart, communicate with us, and teach us something new. A good film review should persuade us, entertain us, and inform us. During the time of Nazi Germany, film, propaganda film specifically, was a very popular means of spreading ideas and manipulating millions. The Nazi Party was able to persuade people into truly believing that the Jewish population was as corrupt and ruthless as the Nazi’s claim. Many famous films arose during this time in history.

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  • Movie Review : Movie Traffic

    For my reaction paper, I chose to review the movie Traffic, a movie highlighting the international drug trade, released in 2000 and directed by Steven Soderbergh. Traffic makes a point throughout the movie, that whether the actual drug and its effects, the power that comes with being a major distributor of the drug or the money and wealth that come with selling the drug, people have specific motivations for being a part of the “war on drugs.” The first motivation Traffic highlights is that of the

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  • Movie Review : ' The Patriot '

    The movie “The Patriot” was made in 2000 and directed by Roland Emmerich, written by Robert Rodat, and the producers were Dean Devlin and Mark Gordon, and the composer was John Williams. Some of the main actors are Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Chris Cooper, and Logan Lerman. This fictionalized movie is based on a militia in the American Revolutionary war who is helping the Continental army defeat the British so they can have independence. This film had three Academy Award nominations, it was also nominated

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  • Essay on Movie Review of The Patriot

    Movie Review of The Patriot I. Title- The Patriot Production Date- June 28th 2000 Major Characters- Benjamin Martin: Mel Gibson Gabriel Martin: Heath Ledger Charlotte Selton: Joely Richardson Johnny Issacs: William Tavington Lisa Brenner: Anne Howard Charles Cornwallis: Tom Wilkinson II. Movie Summary: “The Patriot” takes place during the Revolutionary War. It’s 1776 and intense fighting is going on in the north, while in the south the people are scrambling to recruit anyone

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  • Movie Review: Yentl Essay

    Movie Review: Yentl Everyone at one time or another has felt out of place. Feeling unsure of one's place in society is an experience that every young adult faces but deals with differently. Some rebel while others comply with whatever has been set out for them by society or their parents, or both. The role of the woman in society is forever changing. Where women were once obligated to stay in the home and dote on their husbands, they are now working in the same types of jobs as their husbands

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  • With Honors Movie Review Essay

    lightweight humor as Gorky's master, and Josh Hamilton eschews the usual pain in the butt role with a believable and touching change of heart.  The movie is definitely manipulative, but its heart is in the right place and its cast takes it seriously, so it ends up being a charming little film I´m one of those people who knows what to expect from a movie and the best part of it is that you can be surprised. "With Honors" is certainly one of my favorite little movies so far. There are times when one

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  • Movie Review : Thrills Review

    Review 23 – Thrills Review It seems that every five minutes or so a new online casino pops up that promises to change the world. Let’s be honest, most of these online casinos are full of something and that certainly isn’t the truth. So many fall short, sometimes dramatically so, when it comes to casino online operation. That’s why when an online casino lives up to the hype and does so consistently, it is well worth celebrating. Thrills casino have appeared when the online casino industry needed

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  • Movie Review : ' Fast & Furious '

    power to fight against the entire team. Though it 's not any super powers and fantasy movie, the action and strength of the villain is enough to fight the entire team. And it 's the special attraction in the movie. Locations of fight scenes and roads etc are shot in Los Angeles, Colorado, Abu Dhabi and Tokyo. Almost all fight scenes are amazingly well and the usage of technology and new innovations in the movie made it more beautiful. Cast : Vin Diesel - Dominic Toretto (Dom) Brian O ' Conner

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  • Movie Review : Forrest Gump

    The movie I decided to watch was Forrest Gump (1994). I had not watched it in years, so thought it would be a good one to watch. I completely forgot all the traumatic events that occurred during this movie. Most people when they think about this movie and you say trauma, they just think about Lt. Dann and forget about all the things that happened to Forrest and Jenny when they were children. From the start of the movie, I had forgotten about how Jenny had been affected as a child. It was not

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  • The Help Movie Review Essay

    Movie Review – The Help ENGL – 201 October 4, 2012 “The Help” based on a best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett, a story of three women who take extraordinary risk in writing a novel based on the stories from the view of black maids and nannies. Set in Jackson, Mississippi in the early 1960s, a young girl sets out to change the town. Skeeter, who is 21 years old, white, educated from Ole Miss, dreams of becoming a journalist. She returns home to find the family maid, Constantine, gone and no

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  • Hercules : Movie Review

    Hercules: Movie Review The warrior is about the successful and appreciated Roman General, Maximus Decimus Meridias. His lone yearning is to return home from the fight to his significant other and child. He has been away for more than two years. Yet, tragically, things are not that simple for Maximus. The Emperor of Rome, Marcus Aurelius sits on his passing quaint little inn that he might want Maximus to guarantee that Rome comes back to open run the show. This implies taking impermanent control

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  • Movie Review : The Movie ' The Help '

    movies that have become timeless to people, and me, is the movie called The Help. The Help is a movie set in the time of after slavery, but the African Americans are still being mistreated. Many people reviewed this movie, including Dana Stevens. She says the movie is a comedy; that illustrates a horrible representation of the African American’s side of the situation.(Stevens 775-777). I agree with her and disagree. I believe this movie was an appropriate representation because the creator was Disney/Dreamworks

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  • Movie Review : ' The Revenant '

    what they deserve in time [source?]. However, in the movie The Revenant, the Arikara tribe states that “revenge is in the creator’s hands,” thus helping to spare the life of one settler, Hugh Glass. As the movie progresses, you [me?] begin to understand the desire to meet a need such as revenge; however the real question presented is: how far are you willing to go for revenge, and is that journey worth the fight? [who is your audience?] This movie sparked a desire [ in you? In your audience?]to see

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  • Rent Movie Review : Rent

    “Rent” Movie Review “There is nothing on this Earth more to be prized than genuine friendship.” –Thomas Aquinas. The musical “Rent” developed by Jonathon Larson, is concerning a group of Bohemians that are struggling to get by in modern day life in New York and gain a friendship stronger than they would have anticipated. The musical was produced in 2005; a period where a numerous amount of the matters that Jonathon Larson contributed into the musical were not acceptable for a movie. Rent is when

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  • Movie Review : ' O ' Brien '

    Home. New York, New York: Broadway Books, 1975. 209. If I Die in a Combat Zone, Bow Me Up and Ship Me Home, is a wartime novel written by Vietnam veteran Tim O’Brien. This book has been described as “A beautiful, painful book” (New York Times Book Review). After completing the novel, I concur with this statement. The book is beautifully written, but the content is anything but beautiful; it talks about gruesome deaths and hard truths. This book transports you to the days of the brutal crisis in Vietnam

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  • Movie Review : ' The Film '

    Her is a comedy-drama movie mixed with a bit of science fiction; It was written and produced by Spike Jonze in 2013. Her was chosen the best film of 2013 at the National Board of Review; it earned a total of five Academic Awards. He should be proud of it. This movie is about Theodore, who falls in love with a computer software. It 's called operating system (OS) with a sweet female voice and personality, named Samantha. They have a date together, and go to the beach, they do really have fun. However

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  • Movie Review : ' The Movie '

    I chose to watch a movie about a man who has schizophrenia. The movie is called A Beautiful Mind. The movie starts out with John arriving at Princeton University for graduate school. John soon becomes friends with his roommate Charles. John was a very smart man who was good with math and was somewhat awkward. A few years later John goes on to teach at MIT and becomes involved with one of his students named Alicia and then later marries her. As the movie progresses, John begins to become more and

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  • Movie Review : The Dark Knight

    The Dark Knight was the second of a trilogy of the Batman movie series directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie promise to be one to be remember and as others might say an iconic movie for what superheroes and/or future Batman movies should be. The Dark Knight movie was released in July 2008, and for the comic book/superheroes fans that have not seen it I can only tell you one thing: go see it. It was produced by the well-known Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. who are known for producing movies that

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  • Movie Review : The Movie ' Down On The Heartstrings '

    This movie pulled on the heartstrings. Similar to all the movies I have seen based on a book, the book is superior. The question remains how much did Hollywood invent, and what of the story happened. In this report I will take a summary of what the movie portrayed, and compare and contrast it to the historical accuracy of the information. The movie follows the life of Solomon Northup, a free black man, who had a wife and two young children. In 1841, while Northup’s family had gone away, he met two

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  • Movie Review Cleopatra Essay

    Movie Review of “Cleopatra” The legendary story of Cleopatra has endured for over two thousand years. Joseph L. Mankiewicz’s 1963 epic movie, “Cleopatra”, starring Elizabeth Taylor, Rex Harrison and Richtard Burton depicts the end of Ancient Egypt’s Ptolemaic dynasty with the fall of Cleopatra. Cleopatra was in fact the last of the great the pharaohs of Egypt and it can be said that she was as famous as Elizabeth Taylor who had been chosen to portray the fascinating ruler. Cleopatra was an intelligent

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  • Movie Review : Silent Movie

    Taking players back to the roaring twenties, Silent Movie is a slot game that provides a taste of old-school cinema. Quiet yet inquisitive, are you ready to embrace the pre-talkies era to win big? Silent Movie Review So perhaps IGT’s desire to break the mold and come up with something new was what prompted them to create Silent Movie, a video slots game that appears to take place inside of an old theatre. I can already tell that Silent Movie is going to be a great game – the loading screen looks

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  • Movie Review : The Movie ' The Help '

    The movie the help is about a group of maids and their relationship with a white female journalist. Rather than a movie about the dark racial past, the movie shatters some common stereotypes. The movie shows that in a time when Jim Crow laws were still standing that Caucasian Americans and African Americans can come together for a common cause. The movie starts off with Aibileen talking to Skeeter telling her about where she was born and what she does with the family she works for. In the movie the

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  • Essay on Movie Review: "JOBS"

    REVIEW: “Jobs” The movie is based on the real- life story of Steve Jobs, an innovative and creative CEO of Apple company. This movie takes place in 2001 with Steve Jobs, played by Ashton Kutcher, introducing the iPod at an Apple Town Hall meeting. Then it jumps back to 1974, when Jobs attended classes in Reed College, even though he is not really a student there. Jobs were friends with Steve Wozniak, who is the actual person who built the first personal computer, Apple 1. Then the story of Apple

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  • Movie Review : ' The Movie ' Tangled '

    The movie students decided to watch in class was the Disney animated movie Tangled. Tangled is about a lost princess who has over 50 feet of magical hair that can heal wounds and reverse aging. The princess was stolen from the guarded castle as a baby in the middle of the night. Rapunzel the name her parents had gave her was locked in a tall tower where no one would be able to find her. Rapunzel is a character that has both personalities outgoing and determined. She always finds ways to keep her

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  • Movie Review : ' A Walk At Remember '

    their standards. A movie does not need to meet the critics’ standard, but instead meet the audience standards or what the audience want from the movie directors. The movie A Walk to Remember is about a young woman who finds love with an immature boy from the wrong side of town, but soon discovers that she only has couple of days to live. Critics have given the movie “A Walk to Remember” by Adam Shankman a 4.1 out of 10 stars (Rotten Tomates) which does not any justice to the movie. American critics

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