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He's Just Not That Into You, a review by Rich


He's Just Not That Into You



Remember that really cute guy who said he'd call...and didn't? Maybe he lost your number. Maybe he's in the hospital. Maybe he's awed by your beauty, brains or success. Or maybe He's Just Not That into You. An all-star cast — Ben Afleck, Jennifer Aniston, Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Connelly, Kevin Connolly, Bradley Cooper, Ginnifer Goodwin, Scarlett Johansson and Justin Long – looks for love and finds laughs in this savvy, sexy, right-now romcom. Based on the runaway (like some guys you know) bestseller by Sex and the City series writers Greg Behrendt and Liz Tuccillo, He's Just Not That into You sparkles with zingy aha moments any survivor of the dating wars will recognize. See it with someone you'd like to love.

Brainless romcom that misses the mark in every department. Tedious and dull, it is basically a movie about a herd of desperate whining women bemoaning men and there ways. Are there really such naive and narrow minded people still in existence?
Too few laughs and up moments, overall a depressing view of love and dating in USA, one to avoid.
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(From Riches Random Reviews on July 8th, 2009)

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State of Play, a review by Rich




Title: State of Play

Runtime:128
Certificate:12
Year:2009
Genres:Drama

Plot:Oscar® winner Russell Crowe* leads an all-star cast in this blistering thriller about a rising congressman and an investigative journalist embroiled in a case of seemingly unrelated, brutal murders.
Congressman Stephen Collins (Ben Affleck) is the rising star of his political party - until his research assistant/mistress is murdered, and buried secrets come tumbling out. Investigative journalist, Cal McCaffrey (Crowe) has the dubious fortune of both an old friendship with Collins and a ruthless editor, Cameron (Oscar® winner Helen Mirren**), who assigns him to the story. As Cal and his partner Della.(Rachel McAdams).step into a cover-up that threatens to shake theination'shpower structures, they discover one truth - when billionsiofidollars are at stake, no one'shintegrity, love or life is ever safe.

My Review:
despite a wealth of stars, this 'thriller' did not spark for me, and left me scratching my head. It was boringly slow, to the point I had to rewind several times as I lost concentration. The storyline is so riddled with coincidences it loses any sense of reality, and come the end with the inevitable twist it all fits too neatly in place with all loose ends tied.
Crowe is quite good in the lead role that was quite fitting, and Affleck cruised such an easy character, but miscasted Daniels and Mirren were uncomfortably poor in roles that did not suit their talents.
I will try and watch the BBC series of this soon, as a comparison.
For a better political thriller, and downfall of newspaper industry, I'd stick to All The Presidents Men.
My Rating
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(From DCO third annual November Alphabet Marathon - discussion/review/banter thread on November 11th, 2009)

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Tom's Random Star Trek Reviews, a review by Tom


Star Trek: Voyager
1.06 Eye of the Needle
Writer: Bill Dial (Screenwriter), Jeri Taylor (Screenwriter), Hilary J. Bader (Original Material By)
Director: Winrich Kolbe
Cast: Kate Mulgrew (Captain Kathryn Janeway), Robert Beltran (Commander Chakotay), Roxann Biggs-Dawson (Lieutenant B'Elanna Torres), Jennifer Lien (Kes), Robert Duncan McNeill (Lieutenant Tom Paris), Ethan Phillips (Neelix), Robert Picardo (The Doctor), Tim Russ (Lieutenant Tuvok), Garrett Wang (Ensign Harry Kim), Vaughn Armstrong (Telek R'Mor), Tom Virtue (Lt. Walter Baxter)

I always enjoyed this episode. Although because it came early in the series, the ending is no surprise. There is no doubt that the wormhole they have found will have catch and that the crew will not have found a way home just yet.

Rating:

(From Tom's Random Star Trek Reviews on November 27th, 2011)