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Being a Southerner I didn't have any relatives in NYC at the time that doesn't mean I'm not upset about that day knowing all those Americans lost their lives on that fall day. I can't beleive bin laden was human! He's fit to swim in scum! Anonymous More than 1 year ago It was just Thats all I can say, there is way to much figuritive language in the begining I have no idea what these people are talking about. There should pictures and descriptions. And for that one guy who said he was getting mixed ratings, I hope this cleared up your mind for you.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago Very good book sad at times but still very good. Anonymous More than 1 year ago Horrible. Anonymous More than 1 year ago. Anonymous More than 1 year ago There isn't any way to tell when you're going from one short story to the next. Lots of cursing. It doesn't explain how Al-Quaida was formed very well.
It still does a little. Who could do such a thing like kill yourself just to kill over 2, people. Only idiots. It's not even human to do suff like that. I'm just suprised the war went from,"Yo,what the hell why'd you blow us up. Let them make music and art and write books.
It's wrong to kill people for being creative. I'm happy its over even though I have no relatives in the war. Good thing people will stop dying. Reallt anyone innocent doesn't deserve to die,but I was just focusing on people in war. Oonce all the troops are out of Iraq,Afgahnistan,and Ppakistan we'll probably go and fix some other country's provlems. We are aalways trying to help. Stanley Kubrick originally intended to direct this project, but Spielberg took it over after Kubrick passed away in While it possesses many solid attributes, such as a superb John Williams score, the marriage of Spielberg's sensibilities with those of Kubrick result in an uneven mess that will hopefully improve with repeated viewings.
We're fully aware that a lot of people love this movie including one of the co-authors of this list , so it definitely deserves a rewatch. Despite another great score by Williams and the star power of Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks, it just didn't connect. Despite the talky legal proceedings taking up most of the movie's final hour, that doesn't take away from the fact that the slave revolt that opens the movie is one of the most intense and powerful scenes Spielberg has ever created.
The movie is just hard to watch, with so much ugliness and heartbreak set against the backdrop of Spielberg's saccharine, Disney-esque environment. This movie is much-maligned, even by Spielberg enthusiasts. Spielberg himself says that he only likes the movie up to the point where Peter leaves London for Neverland. Nevertheless, we think it holds up thanks to its amazing production design and memorable performances from the principal cast, especially Dustin Hoffman in the titular role.
Spielberg's latest kids effort is magical and imaginative but doesn't pack that special punch he's given us with these kind of movies in the past. The John Williams score is also just another great work from the Maestro. Spielberg's first theatrical feature is a must-see harbinger of the scope and scale that would define the director's prolific career.
Released a year before "Jaws," it features some incredible car chases and a strong performance by a young Goldie Hawn. Some might be baffled at this one not being much lower on the list. Many deem it one of the biggest "flops" of Spielberg's career, both artistically and financially. Spielberg even says "it wasn't funny enough. This is one of the most underrated entries of Spielberg's "late" period. It's a moving story about a foreigner stripped of his basic freedoms in George W. Our one gripe with this movie is the casting of Tom Cruise as a down-on-his-luck everyman.
What if it had been Tom Hanks instead? Speaking of Tom Cruise, this sci-fi noir doesn't get enough credit for its cutting-edge visual effects that still hold up after over a decade in theaters. Spielberg's only fully animated feature didn't connect with American audiences, but it was a big hit overseas, where people are more familiar with the titular comic-strip hero. The chase sequence involving an elaborate single take stands out as one of Spielberg's greatest action set pieces.
Amazingly, Spielberg found a way to make the minutiae of 19th-century backroom political dealings extremely entertaining. It also marks the first time that an actor won an Oscar for a performance in a Spielberg movie. This feat would be achieved only three years later when Mark Rylance picked up an Oscar for "Bridge of Spies. Often written off as overly schmaltzy and sentimental, this remake of the Spencer Tracy movie "A Guy Named Joe" deserves a lot more credit. Richard Dreyfuss delivers two exceptional monologues to Holly Hunter's character who can't see or hear him because he's a ghost that in retrospect should have earned him some Oscar consideration.
Spielberg's latest is one of his most entertaining movies in over a decade and is in many ways a celebration of the wonderful characters he's helped bring to the big screen over his career. But at its core, it's a story that he's told his whole career — someone seeking acceptance.
That's a shame, because it shows Spielberg at his very best. Mark Rylance deservedly won the best supporting actor Oscar in this underrated gem that includes a performance by Tom Hanks that should have been more praised. This dramatic look at the Washington Post releasing the Pentagon Papers isn't Spielberg's most riveting dramatic work, but it features top notch performances by Hanks and Meryl Streep. This Christmas release definitely underperformed at the box office, perhaps because audiences didn't want to spend their holidays watching a movie with so many gruesome deaths.
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But it's one of the director's most unique and thrilling efforts, and it was thankfully immortalized in a scene in the Judd Apatow comedy "Knocked Up. We're still completely baffled by how audiences largely ignored this delightful, family-friendly epic. Excellence is on display in every aspect of this movie. Just because nobody really talks about it doesn't mean you shouldn't give it a chance.
And watch out for a great supporting performance by Tom Hiddleston. The last good "Indiana Jones" movie.
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And it is really good. Harrison Ford and Sean Connery have incredible comedic chemistry. It could have been the perfect ending to a perfect trilogy — if only George Lucas hadn't come up with an idea for a sequel. We know how that turned out. This World War II epic is absolutely one of the most unfairly underrated movies of the director's prolific career.
The scene in which the POW camp is liberated by an American fighter squadron is one of the greatest single scene ever committed to film. Spielberg's action choreography, combined with John Williams' score and Christian Bale's frighteningly intense acting, result in a truly transcendent movie moment. Most will scoff at how high up on the list this is, but you can chalk it up to my childhood. This was one of the most-watched movies in the Flanagan household, which is kind of disturbing when you think about how violent it is.
But, whatever! Thirty years later, it's just as wild and fun as ever. The movie that is mostly to blame for the CGI revolution gets a pass because it is so freaking good. It's crazy to think that Spielberg made this movie in the same year that he directed "Schindler's List.
Dozens and dozens of war movies had been made before it, but this movie transcended all of them in terms of how it portrayed combat. The opening scene showing the landing at Omaha Beach remains one of the greatest standalone sequences in movie history. The movie that started it all. It was distributed theatrically in Europe, and it quickly made a name for Spielberg who, up to that point, had only directed episodic television.
Truly a man must fear death if eternal damnation might await him? But I would not let this helicopter kill me.