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Thoughts on the Movie 'Freedom Writers'

‘Freedom Writers’ is a drama movie was released on 2007 and directed by Richard LaGravenese. This movie is based on a true to life story of Erin Gruwell with her freshmen students in 1994. The movie happened in Woodrow Wilson High School which they encounter difficulties and problem because of their differences, it was extremely chaotic inside and outside of the classroom because of having a racial tension. Erin Gruwell starts to teach in Room 203, she motivates the student...
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The Movie ‘Legally Blonde’: Reaction Paper

‘Legally Blonde’ is a 2001 American movie directed by Robert Luketic and starring such amazing actors as Reese Witherspoon, Luke Wilson, Selma Blair, Mathew Davis, and Victor Garber. This film is inspired by the book of Amanda Brown. It wasn’t only a narrative about how a stereotypical girl was able to live and transcend her labels, it was also a story of friendship, happiness, and the goal of learning and better understanding oneself. This story starts with Elle Woods, a...
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Review of Thomas Balmès' Documentary 'Babies'

Thomas Balmès documents the early phases of the lives of four culturally different newborns from birth until infancy in the documentary ‘Babies’. The experiences of Ponijao from Namibia, Bayanchandmachi (Bayar) from Mongolia, Mari from Japan and Hattie from California, provide insight into the influences culture has on cognitive development in the first years of life. This movie did not include narration nor subtitles which allows the focus to be on the infants and their interaction with their surroundings and allows...
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Review of the Movie ‘Wall-E’

‘Wall-E’ is a movie from 2008 produced by Pixar. The story follows the last robot on the Earth, named Wall-E. For 700 years he has wandered the Earth cleaning trash. He has developed a personality, and when he sees EVE, a shiny new robot, he follows her onto a spaceship. There reside the humans who have become helpless fatties. The storyline is entertaining and interesting and the movie a masterpiece. It should be required that every child watches this movie....
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Review of the Movie ‘Pan's Labyrinth’

‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ is a fantasy drama scripted and directed by Guillermo del Toro. The story of the film concerns a period of five years after the Spanish Civil War, around the time of the Francoists. It earned numerous international award such as three Academy Awards, three BAFTA Awards including Best Film Not in the English Language, the Ariel Award for Best Picture, the Saturn Awards for Best International Film and Best Performance by a Younger Actor for Ivana Baquero and...
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Review of the Movie ‘Inception’

Imagine a heist, but not from a bank or even a super-secret underground vault in a lair in the middle of Siberia. The heist has absolutely nothing to do with gold, diamonds, money, oil or anything finite really. Doesn’t sound a heist, does it? The movie ‘Inception’ directed by Christopher Nolan, follows the adventure of dream ‘extractors’, and how they perform corporate espionage by stealing ideas from one’s subconscious by infiltrating their dream. While the extractors are experienced in stealing...
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Review of the Movie ‘Dead Poets Society'

The drama flick ‘Dead Poets Society’ directed by Peter Weir, was released on June 2nd, 1989 in limited numbers, and fully released on June 9th of the same year. With the only notable name at the time being Robin Williams, other modern big-names stars in this movie such as Robert Sean Leonard, and Ethan Hawke. In a school where tradition, honor, discipline, and excellence you can expect things to be a little strict. And that’s exactly what the boys at...
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Review of the Movie 'Titanic'

‘Titanic’ is a romantic drama with love story film of Jack Dawson played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Rose DeWitt Bukater played by Kate Winslet. Released in the Feb 4, 1998, directed by James Cameron, this movie is the highest grossing film has earned millions and which is more valuable, great love, happiness, exiting, emotional of the viewers all over the world. The Royal Mail Ship Titanic is the most famous ship in history of 20th century. According to the director...
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Review of the Movie 'The Matrix'

The well-organized story, fantastically beautiful battles, and unique characters makes ‘The Matrix’ a must see. ‘The Matrix’ is one of the best classic sci-fi action films ever made, which is why I’ve chosen to write about how it has become one of my favorite movies of all time. The modern and creative story behind ‘The Matrix’ is what sets it aside from films that were released in the 1999s. It depicts a dystopia future in which truth as perceived via...
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Review of the Movie 'Spider-Man'

‘Spider-Man’ was released in 2002 and made $825 million at the global box office making this movie financially successful. Many consider it the first film to start the current trend of superhero films. The main purpose of the movie is to be entertaining. It does this by trying to intrigue the viewer through its big budget ($139 million) and its action fight scenes that would appeal to an older audience. As well as being entertaining the movie also includes a...
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Review of the Movie 'Ready Player One'

The movie ‘Ready Player One’ gave us a realistic about for our future generations’ situation. The technology shown in the video become more improved and part of daily human activities. In 2045, there were many environmental problems that the Earth faced in the year 2044. However, it’s not all lost. There’s still a place that people think is a safe place for them to have fun, which is the virtual world known as OASIS, in which you can choose to...
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Review of Steven Spielberg's Movie 'The Post'

‘The Post’ was premiered on December 22, 2017. The movie is a historical political thriller film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg. This movie was critically acclaimed throughout the world. The movie is based on a genuine story, set in the 1970s, it shows the various endeavors made by the writers at The Washington Post who wanted to publish the Pentagon Papers. The Pentagon Papers were highly classified documents containing information about the involvement of the U.S government in the...
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Review of Steven Spielberg's ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’

The title of this movie is ‘Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade’, the director of this film is Steven Spielberg, and the lead actors are Harrison Ford, Sean Connery, and Alison Doody. The company that made this is called Lucasfilm Ltd. and runs for 2h 8m. This movie comes under the genre as an action/adventure movie where Indiana Jones is told by an undercover Nazi his father has gone missing but will he be fast enough to find him let...
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Review of ‘Dead Poets Society’

Through this movie, Peter Weir has presented the traditional educational system of America. The movie involves the imposition of things on students which they do not want to do. Peter Weir has dramatized a story that clearly exhibits the so called best educational institution. Peter weir is attempting to expose the reality that imposition of things upon students can have negative results for society. The movie also shows that the persons who want to bring a change in the society...
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Reflections on the Series ‘Game of Thrones’

I think everyone has heard about the fantastic series ‘Game of Thrones’. ‘Game of Thrones’ is an American fantasy drama series created by David Benioff. This series spread widely because of its fascinating story and events. It has conquered the world and attracts audience of different age and preferences. It combines between action, drama, fantasy, adventure, and tragedy. Although the series, its great events, and characters impressed me, there is one thing that made me feel disappointed at the end....
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Reflections on the Movie ‘No Country for Old Men’

Reflecting on the movie ‘No Country for Old Men’, I observed the characters are much more a set of archetypes, practically metaphorical, that integrate a chaotic puzzle in favor of a central message. The main characters (Llewelyn Moss, Anton Chigurh, and Sheriff Bell) are all suffering because of their desires. Sheriff Bell desires to follow the steps from his dad, be a valuable sheriff and to find Chigurh. Despite that, he suffers because he can’t keep up with the ‘rhythm...
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Reflections on the Movie ‘Coach Carter’

The 2005 movie ‘Coach Carter’ is a biographical teen sports drama about the incredible basketball coach Ken Carter. Coach Carter is hired to be the new basketball coach for the Richmond Oilers. Coach Ken Carter after becoming the new coach he requires the team members if they want to play in his team, they have to sign a contract the contract that state that they have attended all their classes and sit in the front row of all their classes...
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Reflections on the Movie ‘12 Years a Slave’

The movie ‘12 Years a Slave’ was about a man named Solomon Northup, an educated man living in Saratoga, New York, during the 1840s. He was known as the best fiddle player in the community. The movie has several flashbacks between his present slave life and his life previous as a free man. This is probably referring to the beginning of slavery. Since of his need of a source of income for his family, he agrees on traveling to Washington,...
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Reflections on the Movie 'Twilight’

‘Twilight’ is a 2008 American romantic fantasy movie directed by Catherine Hardwicke and written by Melissa Rosenberg, based on the 2005 novel of the same name by Stephenie Meyer. This is the first part of the Twilight Saga film series. Bella Swan is a pale shy girl from a desert town called Phoenix. After her mom and dad divorced, she moves to Forks, a little but mostly wet town. On her first day of school, she met a shy but...
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Reflections on Del Toro’s Movie 'Pan’s Labyrinth'

Foreign movies have been transporting us to different worlds, since the beginning of cinema and a lot of these films use their fantasy worlds to comment on the real world that we all live in. I love foreign movies as it exposes you to an entirely new culture. This is what ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ has done for me. Filled with original imagery and drawing on folklore and fantasy traditions, ‘Pan’s Labyrinth’ takes us on a journey to a place as violent...
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Reasons Why I Think 'Ready Player One' Is a Mediocre Movie

Steven Spielberg’s movie ‘Ready Player One’ was mediocre at best. There are several reasons why I think this. Firstly, the plot. Main characters are competing with a huge corporation, known as IOI, to solve the secret puzzles to obtain three keys. The first person to obtain all the keys is given total control of the OASIS. The OASIS is a super advanced virtual reality world created by Halliday. Halliday was a genius video game creator and a social outcast for...
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James Cameron's Remembered by Everyone ‘Titanic’: Movie Review

‘Titanic’, a disaster film, directed, written, produced, and co-edited by James Cameron, integrates both historical and imaginary aspects, based on the stories of the sinking of the Royal Mail Ship Titanic, and the stars of Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as members of the various social groups who fall in love on board the ship during its unfortunate journey. On the ship, Rose DeWitt Bukater, acting by Kate Winslet, engaged to a rich man Caledon, whom she never liked. Despite...
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Essay on 'The Blind Side': Movie Reaction

Modern society contains a plethora of various racial stereotypes, social images, and received ideas that often define how a particular thing/group of people are perceived by the individuals of the status quo. In ‘The Blind Side’, the protagonist Michael, a black individual, overcomes the common perceived racial stereotypes associated with the color of his skin; further the movie exemplifies common ideas of how whites, unlike blacks, are always the ‘saving force’ in a situation. The movie has brought many different...
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Essay on 'Spider-Man 2': Movie Review

There’s another superhero sequel. Hollywood is yet again doing what it does best, overproducing films within a certain genre, cranking them out in record numbers, and consequently tarnishing the integrity of not just one, but all. While Hollywood may be guilty of the above stated crime, that is surprisingly not the case with ‘Spider-Man’. Hollywood has continued the baffling trend, set by X2 last year, of actually having sequels improve on their mediocre originals. In the process, they’ve gained the...
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Essay on 'Freedom Writers': Movie Review

The movie named ‘Freedom Writers’ was based on a true story and it was released on January 5, 2007. The movie discusses the different societal issues such as racism, which is a common problem in our society, loss of loved ones, family problems, and discrimination. Erin Gruwell (portrayed by Hilary Swank), who is a young English teacher at Wilson High in Long Beach, California. She discovered the struggles of her students who went through a challenging phase. In Room 203,...
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West Side Story: Review Essay

If You`re All White In America: A Closer Look at West Side Story Adaptations of William Shakespeare`s Romeo and Juliet have been flooding the arts scene since time immemorial; indeed, there`s some debate as to whether Shakespeare`s own version was an adaptation of an earlier tale. Arguably one of the most iconic retellings takes form in West Side Story, a musical following star-crossed lovers Mar`­a and Tony as they find love amidst opposing sides of a turf war. Following the...
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Sankofa’ Movie Essay

In the movie Sankofa, the audience was first introduced to slavery and unjust treatment amongst African-Americans, through a number of different scenarios played out in the movie. The opening of the movie starts and engages the audience with a woman named, Mona as a white tourist who is photographing her in modern-day Ghana. Many tourists are visiting the ancient buildings surrounding the historical African culture. They seem to be fascinated with the culture and events that almost led up to...
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Thoughts on the Movie 'A Beautiful Mind'

Many philosophical films are currently available. These films dealt with all kinds of subjects such as social life, work, health, race, etc. The most interesting subject in ‘A Beautiful Mind’, one of the famous philosophical films, is the difficulty of the main character to distinguish the difference between the two, reality and imagination. The film’s philosophical argument is very important because it is based on the true story, which only occurs in rare cases. After watching the movie ‘A Beautiful...
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Analysis of the Movie 'Forrest Gump' and the Questions That It Raises

“Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get”, explains Forrest Gump. Certainly, life is full of unpredictability and wonder, establishing questions such as: Why did a movie so full of simplicity earn over than six hundred and seventy million dollars around the world and win the Oscar for Best Picture in 1994? Because of the childlike, yet determined main character. This fictional character is iconic in our culture. Gump, despite being disabled, found himself...
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Controversy Surrounding Dieting in 'Why Diets Fail': Movie Review

Among one of the episodes of the American documented television series ‘Explained’ is ‘Why Diets Fail’. The episode, which is dated 2018 is narrated by Maria Bello. The main idea of the film is body weight loss, which is believed to be related to dieting. For a long time, beauty standards have been set to make people believe that those who have a perfect body are the ‘thin’. The introduction of the film, with no doubt, makes mention of this....
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