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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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An average movie

Posted : 4 hours ago on 20 December 2014 11:14 (A review of White Man's Burden)

Even though it is quite an obscure feature, I was quite eager to check it out. Indeed, it was actually the first movie starring John Travolta after his impressive come-back in 'Pulp Fiction' and even though it was barely noticed when it was released, I always thought that it sounded quite intriguing. Indeed, the whole concept behind this movie was to reverse the raciale roles in the USA. In this parallel world, the black people are wealthy and ruling the world while the white people is a poor minority living in the ghettos. It was definitely an interesting concept but, to be honest, I find it rather difficult to judge the whole thing. Indeed, somehow, I ended up with a cheap dvd only dubbed in French (on the cover, it was clearly stated that there was also an original version in English but whatever...). Anyway, even in French, it was pretty obvious that the whole thing didn’t completely work though. Indeed, this concept would have been awesome for a an episode of 'The Twilight Zone' but with a full length feature, after 45 minutes, they basically didn’t anymore what else to do so they threw in a rather underwhelming and predictable kidnapping scheme. Still, even though it wasn't great, I still think it was an interesting feature and I think it is worth a look.

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A classic

Posted : 1 day, 5 hours ago on 19 December 2014 09:47 (A review of Toy Story 2)

For a rather amazing 16 years, Pixar managed to keep an impressive trackrecord of releasing back-to-back some highly critically and commercially succesfull features, something really unique in Hollywood. Of course, it had to stop at some point and nowadays, their last movies ('Cars 2', 'Brave' and 'Monsters University') have been quite enjoyable but everybody seems to agree that those guys have somewhat lost their magic touch a little bit. The main issue is that they keep on bringing some rather underwhelming sequels instead of releasing some new material. The interesting thing is that this first sequel was actually quite amazing and many would argue that it is even better than its predecessor. I remember it very well, just like the first installment, I saw it in the movie theater when it was released and I was again really impressed. Indeed, this time, we were all used to this new CGI animation and even though the whole thing looked great, their masterstroke was above all another really entertaining tale about these toys. Not only it was completely entertaining but it was also quite deep, something which became Pixar's specialty through the years. Many years later, they came again with another sequel and even though it was again a massive success, I thought it was not as amazing as its predecessors though. Anyway, to conclude, I really love this flick, 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 : 1 day, 16 hours ago on 19 December 2014 10:25 (A review of Stranger Than Paradise)

Ever since I have seen 'Dead Man' when it was released, I have always been a fan of Jim Jarmusch. To be honest, I didn't care much about his latest work but I still try to catch his movies when I get the chance. Anyway, even though his directing debut ‘Permanent Vacation’ was not entirely successful, this movie was a huge critical success at the time and it is usually considered as a huge influence on American independent cinema. Eventually, I think the whole thing is pretty much a matter of taste. Indeed, Jarmusch is definitely one of the very few real American authors like Woody Allen, Terrence Malick or Wes Anderson, and I have a lot of respect for his work. On top of that, the black and white cinematography was quite gorgeous. Still, I found it hard to really connect with the whole thing as it shows a deliberate slow pace, there is no real plot whatsoever and none of his characters were either likeable or really interesting. The fact is also that this movie was made 30 years ago and, at the time, it might have been ground-breaking but since then, I have seen tons of similar Artsy features so its impact is not as big as it used to be. To conclude, even though I wasn't really blown away by the whole thing, I thought it was still a pretty good indie feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Jim Jarmusch’s work.

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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 15 hours ago on 18 December 2014 11:22 (A review of The Story of Us)

Back in the 80’s, Rob Reiner was one of the most successful directors at work. I mean, just check his track-record, it is quite impressive (‘This Spinal Tap’, ‘The Sure Thing’, ‘Stand by Me’, ‘The Princess Bride’, ‘When Harry Met Sally...’, ‘Misery’, ‘A Few Good Men’). But then, he made ‘North’. Indeed, it was a massive flop, both financially and critically, and it seems that already 20 years later Rob Reiner has still not recovered from the damage. A couple of years later, he came up with this movie and even though it was starring Bruce Willis and Michelle Pfeiffer, two of the most bankable actors at the time, it was still a commercial and critical failure. Personally, I thought it was actually not bad at all and actually fairly enjoyable. Sure, it wasn’t a masterpiece whatsoever and it never comes near the level of ‘When Harry Met Sally...’ but I thought that the characters were well written, Willis and Pfeiffer were obviously really charismatic and I thought that they had a good chemistry together. To conclude, even though the whole thing was not really amazing, I still think it is actually a decent romantic-comedy and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A good movie

Posted : 3 days, 14 hours ago on 17 December 2014 12:22 (A review of The Straight Story)

I remember it very well, I actually saw this movie in the movie theater when itw as released and, at the time, there was a huge buzz about the whole thing. Indeed, for the film community, it was actually quite an event. Suddenly, David Lynch was making a standard drama, based on a true story and to make things even better, it was called 'The Straight Story'. Basically, it couldn't get more awesome than this. As a result, this most typical feature ended up being the most atypical movie directed by Lynch. Still, if you put all this aside, was the damned thing actually really amazing? I’m not so sure. In my opinion, a standard drama, even if it is directed by Lynch, still remains a standard drama and if another director would have made it, I’m pretty sure it would never have received so much coverage. Still, it remains a decent flick, with a touching story and Richard Farnsworth delivered a really impressive performance. Above all, Lynch showed that he can be a hell of a director even when he stick to the g*d*mned script. To conclude, even though I don’t think it is really a masterpiece, it was still a pretty good drama and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in David Lynch’s work.

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An average movie

Posted : 3 days, 18 hours ago on 17 December 2014 09:13 (A review of Sphere)

This is one movie which definitely had some potential but it turned out to be seriously disappointing after all. Indeed, at first, the whole thing was actually pretty exciting, it was an adaptation from a popular book written by Michael Crichton, there was a solid director (Barry Levinson) and the cast was really neat (Dustin Hoffman, Sharon Stone, Samuel L. Jackson, Peter Coyote, Liev Schreiber, Queen Latifah). Visually, it was also decent so you had all the ingredients to get a solid science-fiction feature. Unfortunately, even though the introduction was promising, it turned to be rather half-baked after all. Basically, it is a SF feature which tries to make you believe that it is actually smarter than your average B feature but it is not and, in fact, it is actually more boring than your average B feature. Slowly, you understand that the story goes really nowhere and even though the actors were decent and did what they could with the material, they couldn't really save this flick. Eventually, the final nail in the coffin was the terrible ending which was probably the worst thing in this already disappointing feature. To conclude, even though it could have been pretty good, it turned out to be pretty weak and I don’t think it is really worth a look.

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A very good movie

Posted : 4 days, 5 hours ago on 16 December 2014 10:05 (A review of Million Dollar Baby)

If I remember correctly, I saw it when it was released but never re-watched it ever since so I was really eager to check it out again. Basically, pretty much like ‘Changeling’, Clint Eastwood used a very well known template (a rag to riches tale of a boxer) but gave it an unexpected twist and the end-result was truly remarkable. Eventually, the movie was still about boxing and the rising of the main character was pretty entertaining. However, whereas boxing or other sport features just stop there and never become really compelling, Eastwood made a master move. Indeed, he further developed the story and it became something entirely different and really spellbinding to watch. So, the story was really fascinating and the acting was really good as well, resulting in a 2nd Academy award for Hilary Swank (it is rather striking that except for this movie and ‘Boys don’t cry’, Swank never did anything really amazing). To be honest, the whole thing was in fact a major Oscar bait, like many other movies directed by Eastwood but, this time, I thought it did work very well. To conclude, it is a classic and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Clint Eastwood's work.

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A good movie

Posted : 4 days, 16 hours ago on 16 December 2014 11:08 (A review of Spirit: Stallion Of The Cimarron)

Even though ‘Shrek’ was a massive success, Dreamworks still did release two hand-drawn animated features afterwards before completely dropping this method (my guess is that those features were already in production before ‘Shrek’ came out so that’s why they still made them). They released this one exactly a year after ‘Shrek’ but even though it was fairly successful, it didn’t make a huge impression and it is nowadays pretty much forgotten which is too bad in my opinion. Obviously, it was a very well animated feature and the whole thing was quite gorgeous to look at but, above all, I really enjoyed the approach they took. Indeed, even though the main character was a horse, in contrary to most of Disney’s features, they didn’t make him talk which must be one of the most annoying gimmicks used by Disney. Sure, you could hear his thoughts but that was ok. This way, you get a story which was much more organic and, therefore, much more interesting to behold. Of course, the story was rather predictable but I thought it was still quite entertaining. To conclude, even though it is not really a masterpiece, it is still a pretty good animated feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 5 days, 4 hours ago on 15 December 2014 10:16 (A review of Frozen)

After being overshadowed for nearly 2 decades by their own Pixar and even by Dreamworks, Disney is finally going through a renaissance and, with this movie, they even managed to break the record of the most successful animated feature ever made (a title previously owned by 'Toy Story 3'). Well, to be honest, I didn't expect this movie to become so huge and, after watching the damned thing, I actually think it is rather overrated. I mean, don’t misunderstand me, it is definitely a gorgeous animated feature and I'm really glad Disney finally managed to create their own style. Indeed, they are the only one on the market who has created a style seemingly mixing CGI animation with some good old hand-drawn animation (a trend they started with 'Tangled') and the end-result was just really impressive. So, what was my problem then? The main issue I had is that they went basically for an animated musical and while I can see that this idea was massively popular, it kind of bored me a little. I mean, sure, some of the songs were pretty good but when I see a character breaking out in a song every 5 minutes, I can’t help thinking that they are actually trying to hide the weaknesses of the story. To conclude, even though it didn’t really blow me away, it is still a very solid animated feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 5 days, 13 hours ago on 15 December 2014 02:10 (A review of Striking Distance)

If I’m not mistaken, my wife actually has a weak spot for this flick but, to be honest, it must be one of the most generic action flicks starrring Bruce Willis. I mean, Willis always had a rather productive career, he showed up in more than 70 movies so far, and to be honest, I don’t think this one belongs to his worst (‘Color of Night’ is definitely his ultimate worst and ‘Hudson Hawk’ was also pretty abysmal) but the whole thing was just terribly average and pedestrian. In fact, they went through some extensive re-shooting to try to make the whole thing a little bit more exciting so the this project was already half-baked from the start. Eventually, thanks to Bruce Willis's always dependable charisma, it was still watchable but there is no denying that he was pretty much going through the motions with this one. It was also fun to see Sarah Jessica Parker playing something else than her usual Carrie Bradshaw figure (a stereotype which is getting more and more annoying through the years) but I’m not sure if she was really convincing as a cop and even more as a romantic interest for Willis. To conclude, even though the whole thing was not completely awful, it was still pretty damned average and I don’t think it is really worth a look.

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An average movie

“Even though it is quite an obscure feature, I was quite eager to check it out. Indeed, it was actually the first movie starring John Travolta after his impressive come-back in 'Pulp Fiction' and even though it was barely noticed when it was released, I always thought that it sounded quite intriguing” read more

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A classic

“For a rather amazing 16 years, Pixar managed to keep an impressive trackrecord of releasing back-to-back some highly critically and commercially succesfull features, something really unique in Hollywood. Of course, it had to stop at some point and nowadays, their last movies ('Cars 2', 'Brave' and ” read more

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A good movie

“Ever since I have seen 'Dead Man' when it was released, I have always been a fan of Jim Jarmusch. To be honest, I didn't care much about his latest work but I still try to catch his movies when I get the chance. Anyway, even though his directing debut ‘Permanent Vacation’ was not entirely succes” read more

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An average movie

“Back in the 80’s, Rob Reiner was one of the most successful directors at work. I mean, just check his track-record, it is quite impressive (‘This Spinal Tap’, ‘The Sure Thing’, ‘Stand by Me’, ‘The Princess Bride’, ‘When Harry Met Sally...’, ‘Misery’, ‘A Few Good Men’). ” read more

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A good movie

“I remember it very well, I actually saw this movie in the movie theater when itw as released and, at the time, there was a huge buzz about the whole thing. Indeed, for the film community, it was actually quite an event. Suddenly, David Lynch was making a standard drama, based on a true story and to ” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Sphere

An average movie

“This is one movie which definitely had some potential but it turned out to be seriously disappointing after all. Indeed, at first, the whole thing was actually pretty exciting, it was an adaptation from a popular book written by Michael Crichton, there was a solid director (Barry Levinson) and the c” read more

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A very good movie

“If I remember correctly, I saw it when it was released but never re-watched it ever since so I was really eager to check it out again. Basically, pretty much like ‘Changeling’, Clint Eastwood used a very well known template (a rag to riches tale of a boxer) but gave it an unexpected twist and th” read more

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A good movie

“Even though ‘Shrek’ was a massive success, Dreamworks still did release two hand-drawn animated features afterwards before completely dropping this method (my guess is that those features were already in production before ‘Shrek’ came out so that’s why they still made them). They released ” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Frozen

An average movie

“After being overshadowed for nearly 2 decades by their own Pixar and even by Dreamworks, Disney is finally going through a renaissance and, with this movie, they even managed to break the record of the most successful animated feature ever made (a title previously owned by 'Toy Story 3'). Well, to ” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Striking Distance

An average movie

“If I’m not mistaken, my wife actually has a weak spot for this flick but, to be honest, it must be one of the most generic action flicks starrring Bruce Willis. I mean, Willis always had a rather productive career, he showed up in more than 70 movies so far, and to be honest, I don’t think this ” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Straw Dogs

A classic

“It has been a while since I have seen this movie and I will definitely check it out again when I have the opportunity. To be honest, I was actually slightly disappointed by ‘Wild Bunch’. I mean, sure, I thought it was pretty good but I failed to see what was so impressive and, in fact, I was mor” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of The Patriot

An average movie

“I had already seen this movie but since it was a while ago, I thought I might as well check it out again. This feature clearly stoud out in Roland Emmerich's filmography since he had made so far some big SF features like 'Stargate' or 'Independence Day' but the end-result was not bad at all. Indeed,” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of The Crow

A good movie

“I actually already saw this movie, in fact, I even watched it in the movie theater when it was released, but it was a while back so I thought it was really time for a re-watch. At the time, there was a lot of talk because Brando Lee was killed while making this movie and considering the already om” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Stardust Memories

An average movie

“Honestly, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should probably re-watch it at some point to make up my mind for good about the damned thing. Obviously, Woody Allen has always been famous for his comedies but, a very few times in his career, he did try to make a drama and this movie” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Storytelling

“I remember it very well, back then, I really enjoyed ‘Happiness’ a lot. Indeed, it was one of the darkest and quite frankly one of the most messed up movies I had ever seen so I was really eager to check Todd Solondz’s following directing effort. Eventually, I wasn’t disappointed and I thoug” read more

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Posted: 4 weeks ago at Nov 22 17:07
Congratulations on 4000 reviews
Posted: 2 months 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: 3 months, 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: 3 months, 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: 4 months, 1 week ago at Aug 14 9:52
You're welcome, Johan. You make an excellent job with these poll lists! :)
Posted: 4 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: 4 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: 4 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: 5 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: 8 months ago at Apr 19 11:08
What happened to your 'Leon: The Professional' review?
Posted: 9 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: 12 months 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, 2 months ago at Oct 2 21:06
Yay me! haha. Here's the question answers:

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Why Marloes Horst: I just though the photoshoot was pretty. I change my avatar pretty often, though.
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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: 1 year, 2 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, 2 months ago at Sep 27 12:36
Thanks for the vote =)
Posted: 1 year, 3 months 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, 5 months ago at Jul 18 10:37
Thanks for the list vote!
Posted: 1 year, 5 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, 8 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, 8 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.