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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)

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

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9. Failed movie franchises (119 votes)





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An average movie

Posted : 5 hours, 51 minutes ago on 17 September 2014 11:43 (A review of You've Got Mail)

Ah… the good old days of the romantic-comedies involving Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan … This would be the last one they would make together. At the time, Tom Hanks was pretty much at the height of his career (he still one of the most respected actors at work nowadays) but for Meg Ryan, it was the beginning of the end as it was her last box-office success. Anyway, concerning the whole email thing, if you watch it nowadays, it is either really cute or really outdated, depending on your point of view concerning the subject. Anyway, you can’t deny that it was pretty topical when it was released. Concerning the plot, I thought it was terribly thin and not really as compelling as ‘Sleepless in Seattle’, aslo starring Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan and easily the best movie directed by Nora Ephron, but it was still entertaining enough. Above all, Hanks and Ryan delivered some decent performances and they both once again had some great chemistry together. To conclude, even though it is far from being a masterpiece, I still think it is a decent romantic-comedy and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 9 hours, 3 minutes ago on 17 September 2014 08:31 (A review of Waterworld)

I remember it very well, before this movie was released, there was a huge buzz about it. This buzz was quite negative as the production costs sky-rocketed to $175,000,000 and it was therefore at the time the most expensive movie ever produced (it would hold this title for only 2 years until ‘Titanic’ was released). Indeed, there is always a risk when you are shooting on water and they had some major issues during the shooting causing the budget to keep rising. In fact, it has always been considered a box-office flop although it eventually grossed $255 million even though the already high budged mentionned before didn’t include the massive marketing costs. Personally, I saw this movie in the theater when it was released. I was in the USA on holiday for the very first time (eventually, I went there about 8 times) and we went to see this flick. Honestly, I had a great time during those holidays and I was seriously exhausted when I went to see this flick so I actually fell asleep during the damned thing. That’s how exciting it was. Eventually, I re-watched it a few years later, and even though it was watchable, it was just a rather weak version of Mad Max on water. To conclude, I have seen worse but it is still an average flick and I don’t think it is really worth a look.

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A good movie

Posted : 20 hours, 37 minutes ago on 16 September 2014 08:57 (A review of Apollo 13)

I'm so glad I finally took the time to re-watch this flick. Indeed, if I recall correctly, I have seen it in the theater when it was released but never re-watched it since then. Anyway, this flick has definitely created some rather polarizing reactions. Indeed, some think it is a nail-biting historical thriller whereas some others think it was nothing really mind-blowing. To be honest, I first belonged to the second group. I mean, I admired the work behind, the attention to the details and the strong cast but I seriously had a hard time to care about the story. It is always the risk when you already know the outcome of a thriller as much of the excitement is then gone. The fans would argue that this movie is all about the built-up but, frankly, sometimes I had the feeling I was watching a very long and very expensive commercial about the greatness of the USA. However, the second time around, I was actually entertained throughout the whole thing and I really enjoyed it. Sure, the whole thing is terribly predictable, everyone was just so damnedd heroic and Ron Howard never took any risks at any moment but it was just quite inspiring and it was very nice that they didn't add up any villain just to spice up the proceedings. To conclude, even though I still don't think it is a real masterpiece, it remains a pretty good flick and it is definitely worth a look.

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An average movie

Posted : 1 day, 3 hours ago on 16 September 2014 02:07 (A review of xXx)

By now, I have seen almost all the movies starring Vin Diesel (I’m only missing a couple of sequels) and his career basically kept alive by the Riddick and The Fast and the Furious franchises. However, about a decade ago, his status was quite different and there was a time when many thought, myself included, that he could become the next super action movie star. Indeed, when this movie was released, he was basically at the height of his popularity and it would be the last time that he would show up in a movie which could be considered a box-office success and without being a sequel. This time again, Diesel was working with Rob Cohen following their previous success with ‘The Fast and the Furious’ and I thought it was not bad at all. At the time, they all got really excited and thought that it would launch a new modern and hype spy franchise, a next-gen James Bond, and even though this plan sounded good on paper, the terribly lame sequel starring Ice Cube certainly killed any hope in this possible franchise (10 years later, they still talking about a possible 3rd installment starring Vin Diesel but, honestly, who cares now?). Anyway, coming back to our main feature, sure, the plot was really preposterous, but the action scenes were really bad-ass, Vin Diesel was really charismatic and Asia Argento was a surprising but really interesting female sidekick. To conclude, even though it is nothing really amazing, I think it is a decent action flick and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A good movie

Posted : 1 day, 20 hours ago on 15 September 2014 09:19 (A review of The Five-Year Engagement)

Since I always had a weak spot for romantic-comedies, I thought I might as well check this one out, even though the ratings were not really great. Eventually, I though that it was actually pretty good. Indeed, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt both gave some really solid performances and they had together some great chemistry. On top of that, their characters were really well written and felt like some really genuine people instead of the usual stereotypes you usually get in this genre. Unfortunately, while the characters and their relationship was realistic and compelling the whole concept running the plot felt forced and rather underwhelming. Indeed, it was pretty obvious from the start that they were great together and that they should be together, so the way that Tom couldn't get used to live in Michigan felt really contrived. I mean, is it really such a horrible place to live, is it really such a cultural shock compared to California? If he didn't like his job, couldn't he possibly look for a new one? It felt as if they had to create a bogus conflict otherwise they wouldn't be a story to tell. Still, in spite of its flaws, I really loved those characters, it was definitely the best romantic-comedy I have see lately and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 2 hours ago on 15 September 2014 03:32 (A review of Wings of Courage)

Honestly, it is a seriously obscure flick (apparently, I’m the only who has seen it since the other ratings seem to be fake) but I thought it was quite an interesting watch, especially at the time. Indeed, it was the first dramatic film ever shot in the IMAX format. Indeed, nowadays, I go maybe 3 or 4 times to the IMAX every year with my step-son (actually, it is not really by choice, it’s because some of the new releases, like ‘The Amazing Spider-Man 2’ for example, are only available on this format for a while so they can charge you a full 15 euro even if you don’t really want to). So, of course, if you compare this flick which was made almost 20 years ago (Damned! I feel so old now…), of course, it doesn’t really look impressive any longer but, back then, it was quite a big step forward concerning this technology. Back then, I’m not sure when it was, my guess is at the end of the 90’s, I saw this movie in IMAX 3D at the Parc Futuroscope in France and I thought it was really neat. Sure, the story was nothing really amazing and it was just too short to become a really strong narrative, especially with such material which needed to be further developped, but it was visually quite impressive. To conclude, it was another daring movie directed by French pioneer Jean-Jacques Annaud and it is definitely worth a look.

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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 3 hours ago on 15 September 2014 02:10 (A review of Wolf)

I remember it very well, before this movie was released, there was quite a buzz about it but, eventually, even though it made some decent business at the box-office, it wasn't really well received at the time. In fact, they did delay the film's release for eight months to reshoot the whole third act (something they also did with the recent ‘World War Z’) because it was so poorly received so that wasn’t really a good sign. Eventually, I thought it was not bad at all and actually fairly entertaining. Obviously, the main attraction was to have Jack Nicholson play a werewolf which was just a brilliant idea. Michelle Pfeiffer was also a very good choice so the whole thing sounded really great on paper. Eventually, you wonder if Mike Nichols was actually the right choice to direct this stuff. I mean, the guy always had a stellar career but with this kind of material, you need someone who can handle some major special effects and some heavy make-up. The point is that it can all get pretty campy very fast and, that’s a little bit what happened here, I’m afraid. Indeed, as long as they were focusing on Nicholson’s character before the transformation, the whole thing was quite compelling to behold, but as soon as the guy became a werewolf, it became rather ridiculous. Still, in spite of its flaws, I think it is a decent flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A good movie

Posted : 2 days, 20 hours ago on 14 September 2014 08:44 (A review of Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown)

Pedro Almodovar is one of those directors that I have always admired but he never became a personal favorite of mine. Indeed, he is what you can call a real author who has created his own style and, therefore, he always got my respect but, honestly, I always had a hard time with his work and this movie was not an exception. Basically, it is a typical example of what he did in the 80's, some colorful but also very daft soap-opera with some rather messed up characters. I mean, like in most of his movies, most of the characters are women but does he really provide a positive image of women? It seems that they are all emotional wrecks, impossible to make some sound decisions because they have been manipulated by some douche-bags. And yet through they rather perplexing behavior, they were still quite spellbinding to behold and there lays the power of Almodovar's work, in the way that he is able to create some complex female characters who are as much neurothic as they are powerful. To conclude, even though I don't 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 Pedro Almodovar's work.

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An average movie

Posted : 3 days, 18 hours ago on 13 September 2014 11:17 (A review of Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close)

Since a couple of years, they have decided to add more movies to the list of nominees for the Best Picture Academy Award. You may like it or not but there is definitely one impact is that you get at least one very surprising nomination that nobody was expected and it was definitely the case when this movie was nominated. Indeed, even though there was a pretty good buzz before its release, it was eventually received with some rather lukewarm reviews. Even so, I still wanted to check it out but, unfortunately, I can't say I was really convinced. I mean the directing was pretty good, the cast did a fine job, especially the young boy playing the lead but I wasn't really convinced by the story. Basically, it is a rather heartbreaking drama about the trauma of a young boy, probably autistic, following the 09/11 tragedy, and it was some pretty strong material, but then, instead of developing this dramatic situation, they constantly toned down the whole thing by adding some quirky scenes every 2 minutes. Maybe it made the story easier to digest for some viewers but, in my case, it actually weakened the powerful emotions displayed. To conclude, even though it was rather flawed, I still think it remains a decent drama and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 4 days, 20 hours ago on 12 September 2014 09:23 (A review of Thirteen Ghosts)

Obviously, I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since Nick, my step-son, loves ghosts flicks I thought we might as well give it a try. Basically, at the end of the 90's, they thought it would be a good idea to remake those old classics like 'Dracula' which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola or 'Frankenstein' by Kenneth Brannagh which were both not bad but they also produced some terrible remakes like 'The Haunting', 'House on Haunted Hill' and this flick. Indeed, it was terribly weak. First, you get this really convoluted and messy introduction and soon the characters were stuck in this weird house for some rather dubious reasons but there wasn't a single moment during which it became slightly compelling. Sure, the house was visually interesting but it was just some elaborate set-design, in fact, it was so elaborate that there was no connection left with the real world and therefore, it was not really convincing. Even those 12 ghosts who did look rather nasty were actually rather underwhelming. To conclude, I think I'm being quite generous with my rating, it is just a really weak horror flick and I don't think it is really worth a look, even if you love the genre.

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An average movie

“Ah… the good old days of the romantic-comedies involving Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan … This would be the last one they would make together. At the time, Tom Hanks was pretty much at the height of his career (he still one of the most respected actors at work nowadays) but for Meg Ryan, it was the begi” read more

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An average movie

“I remember it very well, before this movie was released, there was a huge buzz about it. This buzz was quite negative as the production costs sky-rocketed to $175,000,000 and it was therefore at the time the most expensive movie ever produced (it would hold this title for only 2 years until ‘Titan” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Apollo 13

A good movie

“I'm so glad I finally took the time to re-watch this flick. Indeed, if I recall correctly, I have seen it in the theater when it was released but never re-watched it since then. Anyway, this flick has definitely created some rather polarizing reactions. Indeed, some think it is a nail-biting histori” read more

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Whatever It Takes
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johanlefourbe posted a review of xXx

An average movie

“By now, I have seen almost all the movies starring Vin Diesel (I’m only missing a couple of sequels) and his career basically kept alive by the Riddick and The Fast and the Furious franchises. However, about a decade ago, his status was quite different and there was a time when many thought, mysel” read more

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Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
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A good movie

“Since I always had a weak spot for romantic-comedies, I thought I might as well check this one out, even though the ratings were not really great. Eventually, I though that it was actually pretty good. Indeed, Jason Segel and Emily Blunt both gave some really solid performances and they had together” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Wings of Courage

An average movie

“Honestly, it is a seriously obscure flick (apparently, I’m the only who has seen it since the other ratings seem to be fake) but I thought it was quite an interesting watch, especially at the time. Indeed, it was the first dramatic film ever shot in the IMAX format. Indeed, nowadays, I go maybe 3 ” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Wolf

An average movie

“I remember it very well, before this movie was released, there was quite a buzz about it but, eventually, even though it made some decent business at the box-office, it wasn't really well received at the time. In fact, they did delay the film's release for eight months to reshoot the whole third act” read more

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"I have just seen "Mujeres al borde de un ataque de nervios" (n.781) it was pretty good total seen : 531"


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A good movie

“Pedro Almodovar is one of those directors that I have always admired but he never became a personal favorite of mine. Indeed, he is what you can call a real author who has created his own style and, therefore, he always got my respect but, honestly, I always had a hard time with his work and this mo” read more

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An average movie

“Since a couple of years, they have decided to add more movies to the list of nominees for the Best Picture Academy Award. You may like it or not but there is definitely one impact is that you get at least one very surprising nomination that nobody was expected and it was definitely the case when thi” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Thirteen Ghosts

An average movie

“Obviously, I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since Nick, my step-son, loves ghosts flicks I thought we might as well give it a try. Basically, at the end of the 90's, they thought it would be a good idea to remake those old classics like 'Dracula' which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola” read more

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“Even though there was a huge hype surronding ‘1492: Conquest of Paradise’, it was eventuallly a flop and Ridely Scott’s career when through its biggest deep so far, a deep which lasted until ‘Gladiator’ but the guy has never looked back since then as he has made about 1 movie every year fo” read more

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Posted: 2 weeks, 1 day 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: 2 weeks, 1 day 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: 2 weeks, 5 days ago at Aug 29 14:12
Thanks for the votes on my Red Riding Hood series! Have a nice day !
Posted: 1 month ago at Aug 14 9:52
You're welcome, Johan. You make an excellent job with these poll lists! :)
Posted: 1 month 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: 1 month 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: 1 month, 2 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: 1 month, 3 weeks 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: 5 months ago at Apr 19 11:08
What happened to your 'Leon: The Professional' review?
Posted: 6 months, 1 week ago at Mar 8 21:29
How's your list 'Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2014)' going?
Posted: 7 months, 1 week ago at Feb 12 1:00
Big thanks for the comment and vote on my Hendrix discography list, it's appreciated.

Jimi Hendrix is the most over released artist ever. It is so easy to get lost in all the posthumous releases after his death, I've listened to most of them, and the ones released by the Hendrix estate are not bad records, but all the other ones seem to constantly pop up in used record stores all the time.

Band of Gypsies is still a pretty solid record. Even though I don't like Buddy Miles, Power of Love and Machine Gun are brilliant tracks. I still gave it a 3 and a half out of 5.

Anyways thanks again for that comment, I'm glad to see that some people get something out of these "Listens To" lists, they take a while to make.
Posted: 8 months, 3 weeks ago at Dec 25 23:44
For being a great friend and providing great content, I thank you and wish you a...
Posted: 11 months, 2 weeks ago at Oct 2 21:06
Yay me! haha. Here's the question answers:

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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: 11 months, 3 weeks 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: 11 months, 3 weeks ago at Sep 27 12:36
Thanks for the vote =)
Posted: 1 year 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, 2 months ago at Jul 18 10:37
Thanks for the list vote!
Posted: 1 year, 2 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, 5 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
Posted: 1 year, 5 months ago at Apr 6 16:42
Thanks for adding my lists in yours. And about the Borgnine pics there, I'm working on it, I started it just a few days ago but I'll add more pictures as I find them.