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Splendor in the Grass (1961) - IMDb

Won 1 Oscar. Another 2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards » Learn moreEdit It's 1928 in oil rich southeast Kansas. High school seniors Bud Stamper and Deanie Loomis are in love with each other. Bud, the popular football captain, and Deanie, the sensitive soul, are "good" kids who have only gone as far as kissing. Unspoken to each other, they expect to get married to each other one day. But both face pressures within the relationship, Bud who has the urges to go farther despite knowing in his heart that if they do that Deanie will end up with a reputation like his own sister, Ginny Stamper, known as the loose, immoral party girl, and Deanie who will do anything to hold onto Bud regardless of the consequences.

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The Gift - Movie Reviews

It concludes with one of the most repugnant turns this side of a '60s-era exploitation "roughie," a "twist" so vile it pretty much cancels out the considerable skill and accomplishment of what's preceded it. The third act of "The Gift" is so gross, so exploitative that it's a wonder it made it from page to screen uncontested. Joel Edgerton has enogh smarts and directorial instinct so as not to bet everything on the screenplay's ingenuity. The film's strong spatial notion is proof of this. [Full Review in Spanish] Marija Loncarevic Cairo360 Anchored by a few strong performances and an intriguing central story, The Gift is certainly not without a fault, but it's got enough about it to leave it lingering in your mind after the credits roll.

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Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 11 review

Vegas Movie HD Platinum 11 has just been released as a standalone program. Selling for around £60, it's relatively cheap for a video editor, especially one that offers so many features – yet it's only around £15 less than the full Sony Imagination Studio Suite. The suite's edition of the software is a couple of versions old, but you also get a lot of extra tools as well. So is Vegas Movie HD Platinum 11 worth the expense by itself?You'll either be disappointed or elated to learn that one of the most significant new features is 3D compatibility.

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Dirty Movie (2011) - IMDb

Learn moreEditEdit An outrageous cut-rate producer, Charlie LaRue (Christopher Meloni) is about to fulfill his lifelong dream to make a movie about the most offensive, dirtiest jokes ever told. As Charlie and his filmmaking team hilariously struggle to write a script and assemble their award-winning cast, the movie-within-a-movie emerges with one dirty joke after another. Only one can take the crown for writing the dirtiest joke ever told and Charlie will do whatever he can to be that king. Written by Elizabeth, Marketing ManagerPlot Summary|Add Synopsis Taglines: There's always room for a dirty joke.

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Into the Blue Movie Review & Film Summary (2005)

"Into the Blue" is, of all things, an adventure story. Not a high-powered thriller with goofy special effects, but a story about people and hazards and treasure and love, in which every single thing that everybody does is physically possible for people to really do (except that they can apparently hold their breath indefinitely). The movie is written, acted and directed as a story, not as an exercise in mindless kinetic energy. Paul Walker and Jessica Alba star, as Jared and Sam, lovers who live on a leaky boat in the Bahamas and search for buried treasure.

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Deadpool also known as ““X-Men Origins: Deadpool,” “Dedpul”

W ade Wilson (Ryan Reynolds), a dishonorably discharged special forces operative, is now a wise-cracking, mercenary for hire with seemingly no limits to the type of jobs he will take and execute, all of which are accompanied by his twisted, sick and perverse style of humor. These are the extent of Wade’s good qualities. Wade finds a sympathetic partner in Vanessa (Morena Baccarin), who shares his sardonic view of life, but circumstances soon spiral out of control, forcing him to volunteer for an experiment that will turn him into Deadpool—essentially the same man, only with super human fighting abilities and a healing factor that can regenerate any part of him that is injured or destroyed.

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Phoenix Movie Review & Film Summary (2015)

How do we process unimaginable betrayal? How do we overcome the kind of events that forever alter the trajectory of a life we so desperately want back? These are just two of the questions addressed by Christian Petzold’s masterful “Phoenix,” a film that firmly cements its director as one of the most impressive working today. With echoes of “Vertigo,” and a deeply confident visual language, Petzold’s film resonates long after its perfect ending. This is a riveting piece of work that never loses sight of its human story while also serving as a commentary for how an entire country deals with tragedies like war.

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Above The Rim Movie Review & Film Summary (1994)

"Above the Rim" is about the city game of basketball, played on asphalt in a rough, physical style, where the rewards are status and glory in the neighborhood. It was shot on location in Harlem, and especially at Rucker's Playground, a legendary court where, in the 1970s, visiting stars like Wilt Chamberlain and Julius Erving would drop by to play with the local heroes. The movie moves the action up to the present and tells the story of a high school basketball whiz named Kyle (Duane Martin) who has attracted the attention of top college scouts.

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Which is the most reliable movie rating or review site?

Personally I like Rotten Tomatoes ( Movies | TV Shows | Movie Trailers | Reviews ) best, Metacritic second best ( Movie Reviews, TV Reviews, Game Reviews, and Music Reviews ) with imdb ratings last ( IMDb Top 250is pretty reasonable though). But in all of these you need to know how to adjust for the different nuances of the reviews/ratings. For instance, while 60% is fresh in rotten tomatoes, it can vary a bit on top reviewers versus all reviewers, and a lot if you look at the audience score. The Audience score is nearly always 70-75% for even bad new releases, and when the audience score drops to 50% or less the film is usually awful.

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The Ron Clark Story (TV Movie 2006) - IMDb

Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 16 nominations. See more awards » Learn moreEditEdit 1998. Ron Clark, still relatively early in his career, leaves his stable life teaching at an elementary school in his suburban North Carolina hometown, the school where he is appreciated by both his fellow teachers and his students for his innovative teaching methods which results in raising test scores. Instead, he decides to look for a teaching job at a tough New York inner city school where he feels he can be more useful. He eventually finds a job at Inner Harlem Elementary School, where the students are segregated according to their potential.

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