Mutant Reviewers From Hell: 10 Things I Hate About You

  • . They figure if they slip in a few Victorian phrases hither and yonder, and give the characters some odd names, they'll slip classical literature under the guise of YET ANOTHER makeover-and-prom flick
  • . Firstly, the characters of Lucentio and Tranio, here named Cameron and Michael, don’t switch places in order to win the love of Bianca for Lucentio/Cameron
  • . Secondly, the character of Hortensio, here called Joey, is portrayed in 10 Things as a self-centered jerk that is only after Bianca because of the challenge of getting her
  • . In Shrew, I felt that Hortensio was a likeable, funny character that is courting Bianca for the same reason as Lucentio: he loves her
  • . 10 Things tried to hard to make its audience hate the rival for Bianca’s affections; it would’ve been much more interesting if both suitors were sympathetic, likeable characters
  • . Third, I wanted the character of Katarina to be more of a “shrew” in 10 Things
  • . If she’d been more of a shrew to start off with it would’ve been that much funnier when the Petruchio character, here called Patrick, won her over

    1st Testament
  • . Since her 1993 arrival in Hollywood, she has been constantly refining her performing skills, appearing in such television shows and feature films as "Go For Broke, " with Bobby Brown, "Baseketball" with the creators of South Park, Matt Stone and Trey Parker, "Chick Fighter, " where she had a dual role, and "Watermelon Sushi" where she portrayed a character who aged from twenty to fifty
  • . However he recognized that he needs to develop a character which Hollywood has never seen Asian men

    Talking with Con Pederson
  • . I was selling newspapers during WW II and it made an effect on me in two ways: I think I'm very conscious of the global character of the 20th century, and also I learned how to scavenge, which I've been doing ever since

    Metacritic: 25th Hour
  • . 75 ReelViews James Berardinelli Moves slowly -- it's an unhurried, talky affair that consists primarily of members of the small group of characters interacting
  • . 63 Baltimore Sun Michael Sragow Norton is brilliant in Lee's so-so 'Hour.' 60 TV Guide Angel Cohn While Edward Norton convincingly portrays both the good and bad side of his conflicted man, a great deal of the insight into his character comes from the strong supporting cast
  • . 30 LA Weekly Ernest Hardy Just about the only good thing you can say about Spike Lee's pointless, didactic The 25th Hour is that it's filled with strong performances, albeit of stock characters
  • . gave it a 5 : Like a drunk man who wanders down a gaudy, busy street, this film gets stuck on the silliest of images and ideas, allowing its sloppy and confused characters to spend far too long looking at the ordinary sight that happens to dazzle the drunk in his blurred, psychedelic haze


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    20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea
  • . Some of the situations are quite recognisable from the novel; on the other hand, Felton spiced up the characters and, in some way, improved Verne's material
  • . The biggest difference is the moral ambiguity; Nemo, played by James Mason, is portrayed as genius whose disgust with civilisation and conventional morality reaches almost pathological levels, while, in the same time, deeply personal and quite understandable causes of such disgust provide strong emotional impact, making that character very alive, believable and almost sympathetic

    IMDb: 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954)
  • . Nemo is superb, with his wonderful bearing and diction lending the aura of both contained madness and yet sympathetic grace to a character who could have been so easily overplayed

    Democrat and Chronicle
  • . Richardson's character is the most updated from the first film
  • . The O'Hara character went back to live with her own, rather oppressive mother and sweet father in Boston

    Review: Passion in the Desert
  • . Throughout the movie, which was written, produced, and directed by Lavinia Currier ( Heart of the Garden ) based on a novella by Honore de Balzac (whose is also currently in theaters), the desert is as important a character as Augustin and Simoon
  • . I didn't realize how connected I had become to the story and the characters until the arrival of the inevitable ending (inevitable, because almost the entire movie is presented as an unnarrated flashback, with the chronological conclusion coming in the opening scene)
  • . Michel Piccoli, an international screen icon whose career started in 1956 in Luis Buneul's La Mort en ce Jardin , fashions Venture into something more memorable than a colorful supporting character

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  • . I think she would have been able to play the darker character, but nobody wants to see her like that
  • . In any case, her character Vivian, is solicited by a very rich man played by Richard Gere for an evening of physical pleasure

    TV Guide Online: Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
  • . What makes this seemingly moronic character work on an intelligent level is the cartoonlike environment he inhabits
  • . Like those classic animations, this film thrives on easily identifiable characterizations, simple plot motivations, throwaway gags, and an often surreal sense of logic, all mixed together with talent and ingenuity
  • . For many this character was rather hard to take prior to this marvelous movie

    DVD Movie Guide: Pete's Dragon
  • . Supplements: "Lighthouse Keeping" Animated Short, Starring Donald Duck, Never Before Available; "Man, Monsters, And Mysteries" Featurette; Excerpt From Disney Family Album Featuring Ken Anderson (Supervisor Of Elliott Character); Still Frame Art Galleries; "Where's Elliott?" The Disappearing Dragon Game
  • . Callas actually brings a fair amount of character to Elliott; the dragon never really speaks but instead uses a semi-nonsensical language of burps and clicks

    UltimateDisney.com: Pete's Dragon
  • . The two of them arrive in Passamaquody, a small coastal New England town, and discover a variety of characters - including some who wish to help (lighthouse keeper Nora and her bumbling father Lampie) and some who wish to exploit (the conniving traveling Doc and his assistant who believe the dragon can bring them riches)
  • . Anderson, who created the character of Elliott the dragon, also made significant contributions to 101 Dalmatians and The Aristocats earlier


    Wikipedia: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

  • . In interviews, Johnny Depp stated that he had based his persona for Captain Sparrow upon legendary guitarist of the, with some influence from cartoon character

    IMDb: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)
  • . Other than Johnny Depp, who fashioned his character's personality (and eye makeup?) after observations of his good friend Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, the cast of 'Pirates' reads like a Who's Who of English film actors, including Orlando Bloom, Keira Knightley, Jack Davenport and Mackenzie Crook
  • . His character Jack Sparrow redefines the term swashbuckler

    Mooviees! - Pirates of the Caribean
  • . --Brian Gallagher (MovieWeb) And while Pirates may be as overlong as its franchise-minded title, the characters are so engaging, the action so entertaining, you won't really care
  • . The screenwriting team of Ted Elliott and Terry Rossio actually get some decent one-liners and character bits in the movie, and remarkably, not all of them belong to Depp

    Hollywood Jesus: Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
  • . The editing is top notch and the only thing that seems to suffer is a deep plot, but for goodness sake this is a pirate and ghost movie, what do you expect? If the purpose is to have fun and enjoy a movie as well as have a few characters that you care about this is a wonderful movie
  • . We see this especially in the character, Will played by Orlando Bloom
  • . We also see a resurrection theme played out from a character who would destroy the evil one

    FlickFilosopher.com: Pirates of the Caribbean
  • . It's got heart and soul and personality and character to spare

    Cinema Savvy: Pirates of the Caribbean
  • . Pirate movies can be risky since they often are filled with clichés (treasures, princess', suave bad boys), but Gore Verbinski places innovative little twists (curse treasure, governor's daughter instead of princess, main character (Johnny Depp) not interested in female lead) and light sparks of comedy similar to the business model in The Princess Bride takes the pressure off the plot and let's the actors entertain box-office patrons
  • . With light sparks of comedy and extremely likable characters this film entertains audiences of all ages

  • . Their characters, two world-class goofballs, keep us interested even during entirely pointless swordfights
  • . And yet because it is consistent and because you can never catch Depp making fun of the character, it rises to a kind of cockamamie sincerity

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  • . "I mean “good” as in “effortlessly perfect in every possible way.” “This is why I love watching movies.” "Depp's Sparrow is an instant charmer (his introductory scene here will make you smile from ear to ear), and he quickly becomes one of those movie characters that you just can’t wait to see again." "It just keeps rollicking on, piling on the fun times until you walk away, breathless, utterly wowed by the thrill of it all
  • . It's everything we go to The Movies for." "It's got heart and soul and personality and character to spare." "Johnny Depp, gives the performance of a lifetime, stealing a film that you'd think would be damn near unstealable." UPDATE Aug 16th** Well..went to Disneyland yesterday and we ate in the famous Pirates cafe! Great food in there by the way! Anyways, checked out the famous POTC gift shop called Pieces of 8, and no, they don't have ANY offical POTC movie shirts, posters of the like :(..But I did get a cool black POTC t-shirt that has the cross bones logo that looks somewhat like the one on the movie

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