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My mother is French and my father is Dutch. I have spent all my life in France but now I have been living in Holland for quite a while.

I'm married with 3 children (two of them, Nick and Zoé, are also Listal users) and I spent all my time off watching movies....

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7. Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2012) (163 votes)

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A good movie

Posted : 11 hours, 48 minutes ago on 19 October 2014 09:52 (A review of Trade)

Honestly, I had nog idea what to expect from this flick but the subject seemed to be interesting so I thought I might as well give it a try. Well, it turned out to be a really depressing watch. Basically, you get to see a lot of sickening stuff and, even though we are all aware of the human traffic business, the fact that someone would choose this line of work is pretty much a proof that we live in a very fucked world. In my opinion, even though the whole thing was sometimes terribly misguided, they did manage to give a frightening and believable view on the subject. It means that 2/3 of it, when it was focusing on those poor girls was very good and, unfortunaly, the last 1/3 was really contrived and belonged more into a fairy tale (probably the reason why Roger Ebert disliked the movie so much). The issue is that, at the some point, it became some kind of completely unbelievable chase involving a young Mexican boy looking for his kidnapped sister with the help of some American played by Kevin Kline. I mean, sure, you wish that something like that would happen in real life, that someone would show up and save those poor girls but, in this cruel world, they are just lost and their life just becomes one terrible hell. To conclude, even though the whole rescue thing didn't work whatsoever, I still think it is a good drama and I think it is worth a look.

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A good movie

Posted : 1 day, 14 hours ago on 18 October 2014 07:12 (A review of Locke)

Henk had once again picked up a really nice movie. Basically, it was a movie with a concept as you follow one character driving in his car and, that 's it, you get nothing else. Of course, they had to spice up the whole thing so the guy has a cool BMW, a bluetooth phone and two dramas to deal with. Obviously, the possibilities with this set-up were rather limited, but they managed to get most of it thanks to an outstanding performance by Tom Hardy who was obviously all the time on the screen, in close-up, and he literally carried the whole thing on his shoulders. They also managed to create a realistic and intriguing character and the whole thing was definitely quite spellbinding to behold. Indeed, you get to see a man with high responsibilities who is used to handle difficult situations, to solve issues, and here, even though his whole life is pretty much falling apart, he keeps trying to make things work. So, it was all quite impressive but, I don't know, it is and remain a gimmick in my opinion. To conclude, even though I was not completely sold, it was still a really solid drama and it is definitely wort a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A good movie

Posted : 2 days, 12 hours ago on 17 October 2014 09:37 (A review of Star Trek Into Darkness)

Since I have seen every single Star Trek movie, of course, I had to see this one as well at some point. First of all, to be honest, even though I did like the reboot done by J.J. Abrams, I still think it was rather overrated. Sure, at last, they managed to make a Star Trek who finally looked awesome and the damned thing was certainly entertaining but the story was still just way too convoluted in my opinion. Well, this new installment pretty much gave me the same feeling. Indeed, the whole thing looked great, there were some really nice action scenes and it was a fun movie but I'm not sure I really cared about the plot. On top of that, even though they took an interesting turn with the previous movie, they still manage to rehash some really old stuff like Khan. I mean, sure, Khan is a really great villain and Benedict Cumberbatch delivered a really solid performance but since they have the opportunity to create a new story line with some new characters, why should you even bother going again against this enemy? To conclude, I'm still waiting for the one great Star Trek movie but this one was still pretty good and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 19 hours ago on 17 October 2014 02:34 (A review of Turner & Hooch)

Before making the transition to dramas, becoming a ‘serious’ actor and winning 2 oscars in the process, Tom Hanks actually starred in such comedies throughout the 80's. Even if I enjoyed some of those ('The money pit' for example, was not bad at all and ‘Big’ was pretty good as well), some of them were actually kind of lame. In my opinion, this flick which was fairly successful at the box-office definitely belonged to the 2nd category. I mean, sure when I was a kid, I thought it was fairly entertaining but, nowadays, there is no way I can’t take such movie really seriously. Sure, Tom Hanks always had pretty good comedic timing and he did what it could with this material but, basically, you had the usual stererotypical jokes that you have in every single movie dealing with dogs so the whole thing was rather tedious. To be honest, in this genre, it is probably not the worst I have seen but it was still not enough to be really worthwhile. To conclude, even though it wasn't really awful, it is still a rather average comedy and I don’t think it is really worth a look, expect if you really love this genre.

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A classic

Posted : 3 days, 11 hours ago on 16 October 2014 09:47 (A review of Witness for the Prosecution)

Since this movie has a very good reputation, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, I wasn't disappointed. To be honest, I was a little bit worried at first because there were too many jokes for my taste but I was soon won over by Charles Laughton's marvelous performance. Indeed, I kept hearing so many great things about this thespian but, after watching this flick, I'm convinced the guy really deserved this impressive reputation. Indeed, even though Marleen Dietrich had maybe the more showy part, I think he was actually the one caring the whole thing with possibly the best performance of a lawyer I have ever seen. Indeed, not only this character was funny, smart and witty but I really had the feeling I was watching a great lawyer and not a fictional character. Concerning the story, it was quite fascinating and really entertaining but, in my opinion, the ending prevented the whole thing from being really great. Sure, it is now considered as one of the greatest twits but, in my opinion, it was actually rather far-fetched and didn't really match the rest of the movie which was quite realistic. Still, it remains one of the best courtroom dramas ever conceived, it is a classic and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A good movie

Posted : 3 days, 18 hours ago on 16 October 2014 02:52 (A review of 24 Hour Party People)

Michael Winterbottom is a very interesting director and I try to catch his flicks everytime I got the chance. However, like some other directors like Soderbergh for example, Winterbottom is victim of his own ambition. Since his directing début in 1995, he has already directed 20 movies! A consequence of this is that some of his movies while still interesting feel half-baked and/or rushed in production. However, there are some exceptions and this movie is definitely one of them. Indeed, it is probably one of Winterbottom biggest critical successes and I thought it was indeed quite enjoyable (I even saw it in the movie theater when it was released if I recall correctly). Indeed, it was the first time around that Michael Winterbottom and Steve Coogan worked together (they have made so far 5 movies together) and I thought that Steve Coogan was just hilarious. Still, even though this flick was probably the only real comedy made by Winterbottom, I wasn’t completely blown away. I mean, sure, it was really fun, but I can’t say I really cared about the people involved or what they were going through. Anyway, even though I don’t think it is really a masterpiece, I still think it is a pretty good flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Michael Winterbottom’s work.

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An average movie

Posted : 4 days, 11 hours ago on 15 October 2014 09:50 (A review of Stolen)

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since I still have a weak spot for Nicolas Cage, I thought I might as well give it a try. Well, it was basically another really underwhelming action flick like so many others Cage has been making lately and it seems that the next station for him is the direct-to-dvd market like so many other guys like Wesley Snipes, Steven Seagal or Jean-Claude Van Damme. I know the guy had apparently some major money issues (I have actually read some rather hilarious articles about it on the internet and it was in fact much more entertaining to read than watching this tedious flick) but how long is it gonna last before he finally makes again something really worthwhile? Coming back to our main feature, I actually do like heist movies but this one was just so generic, so pedestrian, I was just bored throughout the whole thing. I mean, they even used the old trick of the master thief who has to come back from retirement to perform one last job because one of his loved ones has been kidnapped. Seriously?!? They couldn't come up with something a little bit more original? To conclude, I think I'm being rather generous with my rating here, it is jut a really weak action flick and it is definitely not worth a look.

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An average movie

Posted : 4 days, 18 hours ago on 15 October 2014 03:13 (A review of Very Bad Things)

10 years before ‘The Hangover’ (which is not really original after all when you think about it), Peter Berg made this flick with quite a similar plot and while it wasn't a commercial success like ‘The Hangover’, it still managed to become more or less a cult-classic. To be honest, even though I thought it was a decent flick, I can’t say I was really blown away. Basically, the whole thing was just terribly mean and none of the characters have any redeemable features and therefore, it was rather difficult to care about what they were going through. I don’t know, I do like black comedies but, somehow, it didn’t completely work here and the tone felt rather forced, at least, that’s my opinion. Still, it was an interesting directing debut for Peter Berg who slowly increased his status with each movie he directed. Eventually, he even managed to make a big summer blockbuster but, wisely, after ‘Battleship’ was a critical and commercial flop, he took a step back and directed the critically acclaimed ‘Lone Survivor’. Anyway, even though I wasn’t entirely convinced, it remains a decent comedy and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 4 days, 20 hours ago on 15 October 2014 01:17 (A review of 28 Days)

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since I always had a weak spot for Sandra Bullock, I was quite eager to check it out. Indeed, ever since ‘The Blind Side’ (which is actually rather overrated in my opinion), her status has changed from a very popular but rather fluffy actress to bonafide dramatic thespian. In fact, almost 10 years before, she actually tried something a little bit heavier than her usual romantic-comedies but it seems that the audience was not really ready since it wasn’t a real success. The point is that it is a very interesting subject and it was fairly well developped but there was a deliberate wish to tone down the material to make sure that it was never too dark or depressing in order to not alienate Sandra Bullock’s core audience. Still, there was enough grittiness and Bullock did manage to deliver a decent performance, even if she did look way too charming to be a real hardcore alcoholist. It was also really nice to see Viggo Mortensen, at the time already a very good but seriously underrated actor, really stealing the show. His next move would be a little trilogy involving some ring, you must have heard of it. To conclude, even though it could have been much better, it is still a decent drama and I think it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in Sandra Bullock’s work.

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A good movie

Posted : 6 days, 1 hour ago on 14 October 2014 08:39 (A review of Underground)

In the 90's, Kusturica was one of the most important directors in the world and I was a big fan of his work. Unfortunately, we haven't heard much from him during the 00's and that's too bad. Anyway, back in the 90’s, after making his only so US production so far starring no one less than Johnny Depp (it’s called ‘Arizona Dream’ and it is quite marvelous), Kusturica went back to (ex-)Yugoslavia to make what many consider his magnum opus and, for the second time around, the Serbian director won the prestigious Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival. Eventually, even though I did like it at the time (I saw it in the movie theater when it was released), I wasn’t exactly blown away. I guess I was just too young at the time (I think I must have been 15-16 years old when I first saw it) and since it is a rather complex feature with many layers, quite frankly, it went a little bit over my head. Still, it is quite an impressive piece of work, a big epic about Yugoslavian hisstory. To conclude, I hope I will re-watch it someday to make up my mind for good about the damned thing but it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Emir Kusturica’s work.

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Trade

A good movie

“Honestly, I had nog idea what to expect from this flick but the subject seemed to be interesting so I thought I might as well give it a try. Well, it turned out to be a really depressing watch. Basically, you get to see a lot of sickening stuff and, even though we are all aware of the human traffic ” read more

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Locke
Notes: Henk had once again picked up a really nice movie. Basically, it was a movie with a concept as you follow one character driving in his car and, that 's it, you get nothing else. Of course, they had to spice up the whole thing so the guy has a cool BMW, a bluetooth phone and two dramas to deal with. Obviously, the possibilities with this set-up were rather limited, but they managed to get most of it thanks to an outstanding performance by Tom Hardy who was obviously all the time on the screen, in close-up, and he literally carried the whole thing on his shoulders. They also managed to create a realistic and intriguing character and the whole thing was definitely quite spellbinding to behold.
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johanlefourbe posted a review of Locke

A good movie

“Henk had once again picked up a really nice movie. Basically, it was a movie with a concept as you follow one character driving in his car and, that 's it, you get nothing else. Of course, they had to spice up the whole thing so the guy has a cool BMW, a bluetooth phone and two dramas to deal with.” read more

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A good movie

“Since I have seen every single Star Trek movie, of course, I had to see this one as well at some point. First of all, to be honest, even though I did like the reboot done by J.J. Abrams, I still think it was rather overrated. Sure, at last, they managed to make a Star Trek who finally looked awesom” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Turner & Hooch

An average movie

“Before making the transition to dramas, becoming a ‘serious’ actor and winning 2 oscars in the process, Tom Hanks actually starred in such comedies throughout the 80's. Even if I enjoyed some of those ('The money pit' for example, was not bad at all and ‘Big’ was pretty good as well), some ” read more

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A classic

“Since this movie has a very good reputation, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, I wasn't disappointed. To be honest, I was a little bit worried at first because there were too many jokes for my taste but I was soon won over by Charles Laughton's marvelous performance. Indeed, I kept h” read more

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A good movie

“Michael Winterbottom is a very interesting director and I try to catch his flicks everytime I got the chance. However, like some other directors like Soderbergh for example, Winterbottom is victim of his own ambition. Since his directing début in 1995, he has already directed 20 movies! A consequen” read more

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johanlefourbe added 14 items to My Queue list
Life Is Beautiful
The Mummy
Ransom
Waterworld
The Last of the Mohicans

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The Mexican
Requiem for a Dream
Ice Age: The Meltdown
The Score
Forrest Gump

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johanlefourbe added 11 items to My Queue list
Daylight
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Hannibal
Copycat
Assassins

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Locke
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Locke
chosen by Henk Notes: Henk had once again picked up a really nice movie. Basically, it was a movie with a concept as you follow one character driving in his car and, that 's it, you get nothing else. Of course, they had to spice up the whole thing so the guy has a cool BMW, a bluetooth phone and two dramas to deal with. Obviously, the possibilities with this set-up were rather limited, but they managed to get most of it thanks to an outstanding performance by Tom Hardy who was obviously all the time on the screen, in close-up, and he literally carried the whole thing on his shoulders. They also managed to create a realistic and intriguing character and the whole thing was definitely quite spellbinding to behold. (Oct. 2014)
4 days, 2 hours ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Stolen

An average movie

“Honestly, I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since I still have a weak spot for Nicolas Cage, I thought I might as well give it a try. Well, it was basically another really underwhelming action flick like so many others Cage has been making lately and it seems that the next station for him ” read more

4 days, 11 hours ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Very Bad Things

An average movie

“10 years before ‘The Hangover’ (which is not really original after all when you think about it), Peter Berg made this flick with quite a similar plot and while it wasn't a commercial success like ‘The Hangover’, it still managed to become more or less a cult-classic. To be honest, even thoug” read more

4 days, 18 hours ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of 28 Days

An average movie

“I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but since I always had a weak spot for Sandra Bullock, I was quite eager to check it out. Indeed, ever since ‘The Blind Side’ (which is actually rather overrated in my opinion), her status has changed from a very popular but rather fluffy actress to” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Underground

A good movie

“In the 90's, Kusturica was one of the most important directors in the world and I was a big fan of his work. Unfortunately, we haven't heard much from him during the 00's and that's too bad. Anyway, back in the 90’s, after making his only so US production so far starring no one less than Johnny De” read more

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Posted: 14 hours, 12 minutes ago at Oct 19 19:28
Hello Johan. I need some help with my poll 'Listal's 100 Films To Die Before You See'. It's doing really badly, can you ask your friends to enter please? Thanks!
Posted: 1 week, 5 days ago at Oct 8 8:24
Bedankt voor het toevoegen, Johan!
Posted: 1 month, 2 weeks ago at Sep 2 5:11
Ah, that makes more sense. I was thinking to myself, there's no way Johan hasn't seen a movie that renowned :)

You also did it with 'Signs' lol. I swear I'm not stalking you! :)
Posted: 1 month, 2 weeks ago at Sep 2 0:57
Did you just recently get around to 'Fight Club'? If so, I'm glad you did!

I remember you'd seen it before, but under your movies most recently watched, it shows you just saw it.

Either way, excellent film!
Posted: 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Aug 29 14:12
Thanks for the votes on my Red Riding Hood series! Have a nice day !
Posted: 2 months ago at Aug 14 9:52
You're welcome, Johan. You make an excellent job with these poll lists! :)
Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Aug 12 19:22
Hey there Johan. Thanks for the heads up about your 2014 movie list. It was a real challenge to narrow it down to just 10! Good luck with the poll =).
Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Aug 12 14:06
1. Alien
2. Aliens
3. The Dirty Dozen
4. Where Eagles Dare
5. Kelly's Heroes
6. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
7. For A Few Dollars More
8. A Fistful Of Dollars
9. The Human Condition
10. Come And See
Posted: 2 months, 3 weeks ago at Jul 30 9:25
I see your list 'Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2014)' is still missing a lot of votes. You should post a thread asking for people to vote.
Posted: 3 months ago at Jul 21 18:23
I should be thanking you. It's been year after year, and you continue providing this great annual list. Keep it up (;
Posted: 6 months ago at Apr 19 11:08
What happened to your 'Leon: The Professional' review?
Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Mar 8 21:29
How's your list 'Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2014)' going?
Posted: 9 months, 4 weeks ago at Dec 25 23:44
For being a great friend and providing great content, I thank you and wish you a...
Posted: 1 year ago at Oct 2 21:06
Yay me! haha. Here's the question answers:

Rank: 16 (new entry)
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Age: 23
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Why Marloes Horst: I just though the photoshoot was pretty. I change my avatar pretty often, though.
Favorite list: I don't really have just one.
Display name explanation: It's my actual name. xD
Avatar image explanation: I tend to switch it up between all my favorite models. My avatars never really last more than a couple weeks or so.
How did she discover Listal: A friend showed me. I'm not sure if she actually has an account here or if she just passes through.

Thanks. (:
Posted: 1 year ago at Sep 28 0:06
Hi Mr Le Fourbe,

A while ago, you voted for my list of Good Movies you might have missed, and i thank you again for it. The list got bigger and messier so I decided to rearrange it in a more "user-friendly" way.

Now I really don't mean to spam, but, if you're still interested, here is a bunch of short lists (10 to 30 items), which focus on lesser-known movies (less than 300 Listal ratings) that I enjoyed and like to recommend (rated 7+). I grouped them by Genre, by Country/Region and by Theme. It's an ongoing work so i'll be adding more items in the future.

Anyway, sorry again for the spamming, and thanks for all your cool lists and reviews.
Posted: 1 year ago at Sep 27 12:36
Thanks for the vote =)
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Aug 29 6:10
Thank you for your votes! I will also add Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine to my top 2013 list. Amazing movie!
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jul 18 10:37
Thanks for the list vote!
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jun 29 17:53
I find it amusing that you asked me to check out your list today, when I voted for it & commented on it yesterday. :P

Anyway, hope you have a good weekend!
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 12 15:45
hey sorry to bother but people were taking about my lists that i copied them , well i deleted both lists cuz i respect other peoples opinions and if people think its wrong then fine by me but honestly i thought we can take material from anywhere and put it here there if no rule that we cant do that but now they call it false anyways just wanted to know what are real rules