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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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5. Weird, weirder and weirdest documentaries (183 votes)

6. Worst movie posters ever (180 votes)

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

8. The evolution of Leonardo Di Caprio (147 votes)

9. Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2013) (119 votes)

9. Failed movie franchises (119 votes)





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An average movie

Posted : 19 hours, 43 minutes ago on 25 January 2015 02:37 (A review of Jesus Henry Christ)

Honestly, I had no idea what to expect from this movie. Indeed, as a matter of fact, I got this movie in a package deal at a dvd shop, something like buy 3 dvds for the price of 2, and I already got 2 movies that interested me and this one was the only left which I hadn't see it and which seemed slightly interesting. Anyway, even though it was nothing really amazing, I thought it was still a decent watch. Indeed, basically, it is one of those quirky indie features with some excentric characters and, fortunately, those characters were pretty interesting to follow. On the downside, the story was not really strong and even though the makers try to convince you that it was all really smart and clever but I was hardly convinced. Furthermore, there is something I really didn’t get. Indeed, they make a real fuss that Michael Sheen’s character raised his daughter as a psychology experiment in a world free of gender bias but, honestly, what does it actually means? What did he actually do with her? It was really unclear to me but that wasn't really important. To conclude, in spite of its flaws, I thought it was not bad and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 1 day, 15 hours ago on 24 January 2015 07:12 (A review of What To Expect When You're Expecting)

Obviously, I wasn't really expecting much from this flick but since there was a nice cast, I thought I might as well give it a try. To start up, the introduction involving Cameron Diaz was incredibly abysmal and it seemed like an impossible mission to recover the damage after such a lame start. Fortunately, it became slightly better but nog enough to become really enjoyable. Basically, it is one of these romantic-comedies which focus on a lot of characters (5 couples if I'm not mistaken) all played by a star-studded cast instead of the usual single couple and, as a result, you get a whole bunch of half-baked stories instead of a fully fledged tale. What's too bad is that most of those stories could have worked if they would have been developed as stand-alone (my favorite was probably the one involving Anna Kendrick and Chace Crawford). Another disappointing detail was that except for Jennifer Lopez (surprisingly, the only woman who didn't get pregnant during the movie), none of the actresses involved actually ever got pregnant in real life so I thought it was some poor casting. To conclude, even though it wasn’t really awful, it was still pretty weak and I don't think it is really worth a look.

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A very good movie

Posted : 2 days, 1 hour ago on 24 January 2015 08:41 (A review of End of Watch)

Since I kept hearing some great things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, I wasn't disappointed. Indeed, up to that point, David Ayer's biggest credit was to have written the rather overrated 'Training Day' but there was no doubt that the guy had some talents and, here, he really made his mark. The first thing I enjoyed in this flick was that, for once, it wasn't dealing with some dirty cops or some wild cowboys but with some decent police officers who are really dedicated to their work which was quite refreshing. Concerning the documentary-style directing, obviously, it wasn't really original but it was efficient enough and it definitely gave the whole thing a really realistic look. Finally, in my opinion, the biggest asset was the great chemistry between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. Indeed, this movie was not just about the shootings and chases, it was also about those two men who spent most of their time in their car and how they deal with that. They both gave some really strong performances and while we have been used to greatness with Gyllenhaal (probably one of the best actors of his generation), it was really neat to see Michael Peña shining in a such a star-making performance. To conclude, even though the material was maybe not original, it was handled in such a good way, this movie might be one of the best cop dramas ever made and it is definitely worth a look.

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An average movie

Posted : 3 days ago on 23 January 2015 09:35 (A review of Showtime)

Nowadays, Eddie Murphy has one of the most pathetic careers and for Robert De Niro, even though the situation is not as critical as for Murphy, he is still doing his best to ruin his prestigious legacy by showing up in some really underwhelming features. Anyway, 10 years ago, the situation was not so bad for them and they showed up in this movie together. Sure, on paper, the whole thing sounded pretty lame but I thought it was not bad at all after all. Indeed, the beginning was actually quite promising as De Niro played it completely straight, Murphy was actually quite funny and the mix did work really well, at least, that’s my opinion. Unfortunately, they should kept the satirical tone but, instead, they went for something very generic and rather boring as the two guys eventually formed a typical buddy cop duo. It was kind of disappointing since they started to make fun of the genre which was pretty neat but, then, they completely switch gears and basically followed the rules of the genre. Still, in spite of its flaws, I thought it was fairly entertaining and I guess it is worth a look but don’t expect anything really amazing.

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An average movie

Posted : 3 days, 22 hours ago on 22 January 2015 12:11 (A review of Shallow Hal)

Following their massive success with their directing debut ‘Dumb & Dumber’, the Farrelly Brothers became the next big thing in R rated comedy but, lately, their movies have been rather underperforming. In fact, you could argue that this trend actually started with this movie. Indeed, there was quite some buzz before it was released but, eventually, it didn’t make many waves at the box-office after all. To be honest, I have never been a fan of the Farrelly Brothers’s work (as a matter of fact, I think that ‘Dumb & Dumber’ was quite abysmal and a really overrated movie) but I thought that this movie was not bad. I mean, like all their movies, it was terribly raunchy and even though they tried to hide themselves behind some dubious morality (beauty is not everything and it is personality that should be important), it was very often quite misguided. And yet, I thought it was a decent watch. Nowadays, after 10 years of basically playing the same character over and over again, Jack Black has become rather annoying, but back then, it was his first leading part, and he was still quite funny. To conclude, obviously, it was nothing really amazing but I thought it was still fairly entertaining and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An overrated movie

Posted : 4 days, 12 hours ago on 21 January 2015 10:06 (A review of Kill Bill: Vol. 1)

I remember very well when this movie was released. Indeed, after 6 very long years, Quentin Tarantino was finally coming up with a new directing feature. Not only was he releasing a new story but it was a gigantic epos of 4 hours divided into two movies!!! So, the buzz surrounding this flick was quite huge and many fans (like me) were waiting this new movie with more than anxiety. Eventually, it was once again a massive success for QT and it became an instant cult classic. Still, what did I personally think of this movie? Honestly, even though I did enjoy, I didn't think it was really mind-blowing though. Sure, there were some really cool action scenes, the directing was really amazing and the whole thing was definitely entertaining but I thought that the plot was also terribly generic. With Tarantino's first 3 movies, even though it could be pretty preposterous, the story was always really compelling and I really loved those characters but, this time, I really couldn't care less about The Bride, the other characters and what they were going through. Still, even though it was (at the time of its release) his weakest directing effort, it was still a fun movie and I had a good time watching it.

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An average movie

Posted : 4 days, 21 hours ago on 21 January 2015 01:15 (A review of Shakespeare In Love)

After all these years, this movie is still considered as one of the most the controversial winners of the Best Picture Academy award. Indeed, when you see that the other nominees were ‘Elizabeth’, ‘La vita è bella’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘The Thin Red Line’, there is actually a fairly good chance that this movie was in fact the weakest of the bunch after all. Anyway, after all this buzz, I was quite eager to check it out to see if it was any good. Eventually, after watching the damned thing, to really enjoy it, I think it all depends if you are able to connect with the material or not. Indeed, it is basically a rather whimsical costume drama dealing with Shakespeare and some other historical figures and while I thought it was a decent watch, I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing though. I mean, sure, it was well made, there was a nice cast (Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes, Geoffrey Rush, Tom Wilkinson, Judi Dench, Imelda Staunton, Colin Firth, Ben Affleck, Rupert Everett) but, to be honest, I was a little bit bored by the whole thing. To conclude, even though I don’t think it did indeed deserve to win the big prize, I don’t think that it deserved all the hatred either and I think it is definitely worth a look.

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An average movie

Posted : 4 days, 23 hours ago on 21 January 2015 10:54 (A review of A Lot Like Love)

It has been a while since I have seen this flick but, to be honest, I always had a weak spot for this movie. Indeed, if I recall it correctly, I saw it with my wife and even though I didn’t really look amazing, it turned out to be a decent romantic-comedy after all. Even though you might not expect from me, I really like romantic-comedies but, after watching so many of them through the years, it is not very often that you get to see one which is really worthwhile because they are usually based on some lame concept or they are just poorly written. This one was an exception though. Indeed, it is actually a really simple story, there is no real concept behind, but that’s maybe why I actually enjoyed it. On top of that, even though I’m not a huge fan of Ashton Kutcher, I thought he gave a decent performance and, above all, he had some great chemistry with Amanda Peet (such a shame we don’t hear much from her anymore). Of course, if you are familiar with the genre, you will notice that the plot was terribly similar to ‘When Harry Met Sally...’ so the whole thing was not really original but I didn’t bother me. To conclude, even though it is nothing really amazing, I thought it was a decent romantic feature and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A classic

Posted : 5 days, 23 hours ago on 20 January 2015 10:24 (A review of The Shining)

It has been a while since I have seen this flick and, like all of the other amazing movies directed by Stanley Kubrick (still by far my favorite director), I should definitely it re-watch at some point in the near future. Indeed, it is basically another huge classic which I also find quite awesome but, to be honest, it doesn't really belong to my favorites. I think it is probably the most accessible movie directed by Kubrick and, once again, the directing was just awesome. On top of that, Jack Nicholson gave one of his best performances and the whole thing was indeed just spellbinding to watch. And, yet, somehow, it was still missing something to become truly amazing, at least, that’s my opinion. The main issue is that this movie is and remains a Stephen King story and, to be honest, I have never been a real fan of his work. Still, I have always been amazed about how Kubrick has managed to lift up the material to such heights but I'm not so sure it it is such a masterpiece and I will definitely re-watch it some day to make up my mind. To conclude, it remains a classic and it is must see for any decent movie fan, especially if you like the genre.

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A good movie

Posted : 6 days, 11 hours ago on 19 January 2015 10:53 (A review of Jack Reacher)

Honestly, I think it is rather sad that Tom Cruise is still trying to convinced himself and the rest of the world that he still has what it takes to lead the box-office. I mean, come on, man, not only the guy is already over 50 years old but, beyond that those days are simply over not only for him but for all the big movie stars and it would be great that the guy could reinvent himself like Ben Affleck or Matthew McConaughey. Anyway, after this way too long introduction, what about the movie itself? Well, I thought it was fairly enjoyable and entertaining but, honestly, like most conspiracy thrillers, the plot didn’t hold up very well and maybe half of it was pretty much nonsense. But, still, Tom Cruise remains a charismatic leading man, Rosamund Pike was quite charming and convincing enough and this character definitely has some potential. Concerning Werner Herzorg, I wasn't really sure though. I mean, it was really neat and unexpected to have the great German director playing some strange and ominous villain but, honestly, the trick got old pretty quickly and he didn’t have much to do after all. To conclude, my rating might be a little too generous here but I still think it is a decent watch but don’t expect anything remotely mind-blowing from this movie.

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An average movie

“Honestly, I had no idea what to expect from this movie. Indeed, as a matter of fact, I got this movie in a package deal at a dvd shop, something like buy 3 dvds for the price of 2, and I already got 2 movies that interested me and this one was the only left which I hadn't see it and which seemed ” read more

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What To Expect When You
Note : The introduction involving Cameron Diaz was incredibly abysmal and it seemed like an impossible mission to recover the damage after such a lame start. Fortunately, it became slightly better but nog enough to become really enjoyable. Basically, it is one of these romantic-comedies which focus on a lot of characters (5 couples if I'm not mistaken) all played by a star-studded cast instead of the usual single couple and, as a result, you get a whole bunch of half-baked stories instead of a fully fledged tale. What's too bad is that most of those stories could have worked if they would have been developed as stand-alone
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An average movie

“Obviously, I wasn't really expecting much from this flick but since there was a nice cast, I thought I might as well give it a try. To start up, the introduction involving Cameron Diaz was incredibly abysmal and it seemed like an impossible mission to recover the damage after such a lame start. For” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of End of Watch

A very good movie

“Since I kept hearing some great things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, I wasn't disappointed. Indeed, up to that point, David Ayer's biggest credit was to have written the rather overrated 'Training Day' but there was no doubt that the guy had some talents and, here” read more

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End of Watch
Notes: The first thing I enjoyed in this flick was that, for once, it wasn't dealing with some dirty cops or some wild cowboys but with some decent police officers who are really dedicated to their work which was quite refreshing. Concerning the documentary-style directing, obviously, it wasn't really original but it was efficient enough and it definitely gave the whole thing a really realistic look. Finally, in my opinion, the biggest asset was the great chemistry between Jake Gyllenhaal and Michael Peña. Indeed, this movie was not just about the shootings and chases, it was also about those two men who spent most of their time in their car and how they deal with that. They both gave some really strong performances and while we have been used to greatness with Gyllenhaal (probably one of the best actors of his generation), it was really neat to see Michael Peña shining in a such a star-making performance.
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johanlefourbe posted a review of Showtime

An average movie

“Nowadays, Eddie Murphy has one of the most pathetic careers and for Robert De Niro, even though the situation is not as critical as for Murphy, he is still doing his best to ruin his prestigious legacy by showing up in some really underwhelming features. Anyway, 10 years ago, the situation was not s” read more

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Shark Tale
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Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
Guardians of the Galaxy
12 Years a Slave
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The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
The Matrix
Terminator 2: Judgment Day

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Shallow Hal

An average movie

“Following their massive success with their directing debut ‘Dumb & Dumber’, the Farrelly Brothers became the next big thing in R rated comedy but, lately, their movies have been rather underperforming. In fact, you could argue that this trend actually started with this movie. Indeed, there was q” read more

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The Shining

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Kill Bill: Vol. 1

An overrated movie

“I remember very well when this movie was released. Indeed, after 6 very long years, Quentin Tarantino was finally coming up with a new directing feature. Not only was he releasing a new story but it was a gigantic epos of 4 hours divided into two movies!!! So, the buzz surrounding this flick was qu” read more

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Listal's 100 Animated Films To See Before You Die (74 movies items)

"1. Akira 2. La ballade des Dalton 3. Sen to Chihiro no Kamikakushi 4. Wall-E 5. Hotaru no haka 6. Up 7. Astérix et Cléopâtre (1968) 8. Aladdin 9. The Nightmare Before Christmas 10. Fantastic Mr. Fo"


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Listal's 100 Films To Die Before You See (2015) (87 movies items)

"1. Cool as Ice 2. Street Fighter (1994) 3. The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas 4. 2001: A Space Travesty 5. Hangmen 6. My Little Pony: The Movie 7. Thomas and the Magic Railroad 8. Ballistic: Ecks vs"


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Taken

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An average movie

“After all these years, this movie is still considered as one of the most the controversial winners of the Best Picture Academy award. Indeed, when you see that the other nominees were ‘Elizabeth’, ‘La vita è bella’, ‘Saving Private Ryan’ and ‘The Thin Red Line’, there is actually a ” read more

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Posted: 1 day, 16 hours ago at Jan 24 17:57
i voted your list of 100 movies i will add my 10 movies later i have to choose the best :)
Posted: 1 week, 1 day ago at Jan 18 8:14
My worst movie poll is back, along with a new poll where you vote for the best animated movies:

http://www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-die-before

http://www.listal.com/list/listals-100-animated-films-see

Would you like to enter?
Posted: 3 weeks, 3 days ago at Jan 1 11:14
Happy New Year! Are you going to open Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2015)?
Posted: 3 weeks, 4 days ago at Dec 31 13:52
Just wanted to wish you a great and amazing start of a new year, and thank you for all the support all through this year, keep being awesome ;D!!
Posted: 1 month ago at Dec 22 9:20
Posted: 2 months ago at Nov 22 17:07
Congratulations on 4000 reviews
Posted: 3 months, 1 week 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: 4 months, 3 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: 4 months, 3 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: 5 months, 2 weeks ago at Aug 14 9:52
You're welcome, Johan. You make an excellent job with these poll lists! :)
Posted: 5 months, 2 weeks 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: 5 months, 2 weeks 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: 6 months 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: 6 months, 1 week 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: 9 months, 1 week ago at Apr 19 11:08
What happened to your 'Leon: The Professional' review?
Posted: 10 months, 3 weeks ago at Mar 8 21:29
How's your list 'Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2014)' going?
Posted: 1 year, 1 month 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, 3 months ago at Oct 2 21:06
Yay me! haha. Here's the question answers:

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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, 4 months 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, 4 months ago at Sep 27 12:36
Thanks for the vote =)