Genre Grandeur – Akira (1988) – Justine’s Movie Blog

My choice this month for Movierob’s Genre Grandeur is Akira, a landmark in Japanese animation and a cool dystopian sci-fi.

As always, thanks Rob for putting these together and for letting me participate!

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For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Dystopian Movies, here’s a review of Akira (1988) by Justine of Justine’s Movie Blog

Thanks again to James of Back to the Viewer for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by S.G. Liput of Rhyme and Reason.  We will be reviewing our favorite fantasy/sci-fi animated movies (non-Disney or Pixar) . Please get me your submissions by 25th May by sending them to animated@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Great choice S.G.!

Let’s see what Justine thought of this movie:

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akiraposterThe dystopian genre is always an interesting one. There’s so many great movies that have come out of it, Blade Runner being my all time favorite. But since I’ve already gushed about it on my own blog, I’ve decided to focus on a less obvious choice. Akira, aside from being a great dystopian sci-fi…

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Genre Grandeur – Elite Squad (2010) – Justine’s Movie Blog

My entry for Movierob’s Genre Grandeur for the month of March (Latin directors) is Elite Squad: The Enemy Within, a great foreign crime drama from Brazilian director José Padilha.

Thanks again, Rob!

intro_clip_image004For this month’s next review for Genre Grandeur – Latin Directors, here’s a review of Elite Squad by Justine of Justine’s Movie Blog

Thanks again to Anna of Film Grimoire for choosing this month’s genre.

Next month’s Genre has been chosen by James of Back to the Viewer.  We will be reviewing our favorite movies featuring a dystopian world (past or future). Please get me your submissions by 25th April by sending them to dystopia@movierob.net  Try to think out of the box! Great choice James!

Let’s see what Justine thought of this movie

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Brazilian director José Padilha may be more widely known for his recent attempt at a Hollywood reboot, RoboCop. I admit I still hadn’t bothered to watch the film, because…well, Hollywood reboots generally suck. I had read, though, that he was frustrated with the lack of creative control he had over the film. Welcome to Hollywood…

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Genre Grandeur February Finale- The Perks of A Wallflower (2012) – Justine’s Movie Blog

My entry for Genre Grandeur at Movierob’s blog is The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I fell in love with this coming-of-age film when I saw it three years ago, and even though there’s so many to choose from, I had to choose this one to write about. Seriously, I cry every time, not even sure why.

Thanks, Rob for letting me choose this month! I hope everyone else who participated enjoyed revisiting their favorite films in the genre. I know I enjoyed reading the reviews.

Be sure to check out Movierob’s blog if you haven’t already, and as well as the other bloggers who participated 🙂

For this month’s final entry for Genre Grandeur February – Coming of Age movie’s, here’s a review of The Perks of A Wallflower (2012) by Justine of Justine’s Movie Blog who chose this month’s genre for us all.

If you missed any of them, here’s a recap:

This month we had 12 review for GG:

  1. The Kings of Summer (2013) – Digital Shortbread
  2. Starter for 10 (2006) – EmmaKWall
  3. Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants (2005) – Tranquil Dreams
  4. An Education (2009) – Film Grimoire
  5. An Education (2009) – The Girl Who Loved to Review
  6. Mean Girls (2004) – Life of this City Girl
  7. Frances Ha (2012) – Sidekick Reviews
  8. Taps (1981) – MovieRob
  9. American Graffiti (1973) – MovieRob
  10. Fast Times At Ridgemont High (1982) – MovieRob
  11. Footloose (1984) – MovieRob
  12. Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) – Justine’s Movie Blog

Thanks to everyone who participated this month!

In addition, I…

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Genre Grandeur – Die Hard (1988)

My choice review for this month’s Genre Grandeur is Die Hard. Check it out over at MovieRob! Yippee-ki-yay motherfu- …Have a nice day!

For the next entry in this month’s Genre Grandeur, here’s a review of Die Hard (1988) by Justine of Justine’s Movie Blog.

Next month’s Genre will be Holiday movies (it can be any film about any holiday).  To participate, just send me your review by 23rd of December to holiday@movierob.net and I’ll post it!

Take a look at what Justine thinks of Die Hard…..

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die-hard-movie-posterI’ll admit Die Hard may not be the most original choice for a favorite ’80s action flick. But in a way, it breaks the mold of all the other shoot ’em up action movies with the really muscular heroes and overwhelmingly cheesy dialogue. Yeah, I love all those other movies too, but Die Hard won me over with a simple, yet skillfully written plot and a great, sarcastic main character who is basically just an ordinary guy thrown into an extraordinary situation.

John McClane (Bruce…

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Genre Grandeur – Goodfellas (1990)

Check out my post for this month’s Genre Grandeur hosted over at Movierob. The genre is biopics, and with so many great biopics to choose from, I went with good ol’ Goodfellas. Great biopic and a great gangster movie.

If you aren’t already, you should head on over to Movierob’s blog and follow him. He hosts plenty of guest posts, including the Genre Grandeur every month. Next month’s genre is going to be 80’s action flicks (great pick, by the way.)

Thanks, Rob!

Here’s a review by Justine of Justine’s MovieBlog for this month’s Genre Grandeur – Biopics of the Scorsese gangster movie Goodfellas (1990)

Next month’s Genre chosen by Kieron of What About the Twinkie? is 80’s action flicks, so send me the review of your favorite film in that genre by 25th Nov to action80@movierob.net and I’ll post it.

Let’s see what Justine thought of this movie…

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goodfellas_1990Next to The Godfather trilogy, I’d say that Goodfellas is one of the greatest American gangster movies ever made. When I think of it that way, I almost forget that unlike The Godfather, it’s not just a gangster movie, it’s a biopic on the life of a real man, Henry Hill. Hill was an associate of the Lucchese crime family in New York City. He became well known for being a rat, giving up his friends to the FBI and testifying against…

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Genre Grandeur – Moon (2009)

Check out my guest post for this month’s Genre Grandeur over at Movierob. Space movies are simply awesome, and Moon is a nice little sci-fi gem.

For our next entry in this month’s Genre Grandeur – Space, here’s a review of Moon (2007) by Justine of Justine’s Movie Blog.

Next month’s Genre is Biographical movies, so please send me your review by 25th October to bio@movierob.net

Let’s hear what Justine thought of this movie.

moonMoon is the feature film and directorial debut of Duncan Jones. I imagine he has plenty to prove, being the son of legendary musician, David Bowie. Fortunately, Jones’ Moon doesn’t disappoint. With a low budget, it manages to engage and entertain the viewer with a story that has an interesting premise and an impressive performance by its star, Sam Rockwell. Moon maintains a level of simplicity that can be easily appreciated when comparing it to the large quantity of sci-fi films clogging the big screens that rely solely on visuals as opposed to an actual story. Are they fun? Yeah, sometimes…

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