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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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- My favorite Iron Maiden songs


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A very good movie

Posted : 12 hours, 25 minutes ago on 25 April 2015 07:19 (A review of The Princess Bride)

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’, ‘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. Anyway, this flick was one of the many classics he made back in the good old days and since it had a very good reputation, I was really eager to check it out. To be honest, I don't think I was really blown away like many of its fans, I think I should have watched it when I was a kid and I would have really loved it back in those days. Still, it is definitely a very good fantasy feature and even though they used many stereotypes in this genre, those were used very well and Reiner managed to give them a very nice twist. To conclude, I think it really deserves its cult-status, I really liked it a lot and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 12 hours, 36 minutes ago on 25 April 2015 07:09 (A review of All Good Things)

I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, I was quite eager to check it out. Eventually, to be honest, I can't believe how underwhelming the whole thing was. I mean, the story actually really had some potential (it was based on the really weird life of Robert Durst, a real estate tycoon, who was allegedly involved in several murder cases) but I thought it was just really poorly developed. Basically, they tried to hammer the fact that the guy was mentally deranged maybe because his mother killed herself or because his father was a major douchebag but it was never really convincing and, on top of that, it took like forever to get there. Indeed, at least, for one hour, they go to Vermont, they get married, then they go back to New Yor but, all this time, nothing major really happen, except for some of the supporting actors saying that the guy is a real nutjob but, in fact, you get very few evidence of this. I thought it was all rather frustrating and, at the end of the day, both chararacters really annoyed me. How come she did not notice all these years that her husband was deranged? Why did he go back to New York if he really hated it? How come she spent almost a decade with him without having one single conversation about his feelings and/or mental state? But it doesn't stop here, no. At some point, we move forward to the 2000's and then the whole thing became just really weird. Basically, some DA opens up the case again (something supposedly major but completely dropped later on) and the main character goes really ape shit, hiding himself, dressing himself as a woman. The fact that they made Ryan Golsing looked like as if he was 90 years old instead of the 60 years required was the least of my concern with this part. To conclude, I think they wanted to create some kind of hitchcockian mystery here and it was indeed a really interesting true story but the end-result was just a mess in my opinion and I don't think it is really worth a look after all.

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A good movie

Posted : 1 day ago on 24 April 2015 07:37 (A review of Pretty Baby)

Louis Malle was one of the best French directors that ever lived. At some point, he had the opportunity to expand his career in the US and this movie was therefore his first American production. He definitely took some risks with this project as it was dealing with a very controversial subject, the story of a 12 year old girl living in a brothel at the beginning of the 20th century in the USA and yet it was very well received critically at the time. Personally, I thought it was indeed pretty good but I wasn't really completely blown away by the whole thing. I mean, visually, it was really strong and the directing by Malle was pretty much flawless. The point is that I thought that the story was interesting but I had a hard time to care about the characters and what they were going through. I don't know, I had the feeling that the makers had a rather ambiguous approach on this rather sad and sordid world. To conclude, even though it didn't really convince me, it is still a solid drama and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Louis Malle's work.

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An average movie

Posted : 1 day, 6 hours ago on 24 April 2015 01:01 (A review of Ready to Wear)

To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick but since I didn’t like it much the first time around, I highly doubt that I will give it a second chance. Basically, Robert Altman had troubles with the Hollywood studio system in the 1970s after some of his films lost money despite the critical praise they received. He still continued to work outside the studios in the late 1970s and throughout the 1980s, often doing small-budget projects to keep his career alive and thanks to the ‘The Player’ , one of my favorite movies, he managed a comeback to making films in Hollywood. His follow-up, ‘Short Cuts’, was another massive critical hit so the expectations for his following director effort were pretty high. Unfortunately, it turned out to be a huge disappointment, in fact, the most disappointing movie I have seen so far directed by Robert Altman. Basically, once again, he came up with a massive cast filled with stars but, this time, it seems that he didn’t manage to juggle all these characters into something really entertaining. At the end of the day, the best thing was the nice French poster including all these naked models, the film itself was really underwhelming and I don’t think it is really worth a look.

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A good movie

Posted : 1 day, 22 hours ago on 23 April 2015 09:39 (A review of The Devil's Double)

Ever since I saw 'Once Were Warriors' in the mid-90's, I had the greatest expectations for Lee Tamahori and I thought he would become a really great director. Unfortunately, even though this impressive debut managed for him to open the doors of Hollywood, his career has been rather disappointing ever since. Anyway, after almost 20 years, he was finally coming up with a very interesting project so I was really eager to check it out, even if it didn’t make many waves when it was released. Eventually, it was indeed a great story but, unfortunately, the movie was at best decent but nothing really great, I'm afraid. I mean, we shouldn't blame Dominic Cooper as the guy gave a really impressive double performance, managing to create two separate human beings. At the end of the day, the biggest mistake they made was to focus too much on Latif who was righteous but not really interesting when they should have focused more on Uday Hussein was clearly a depraved crazy and dangerous man. Or maybe they should have made sure that both characters were a little bit more balanced to create a more interesting dynamic. I also wonder how Ludivine Sagnier actually ended up in this movie as she was terribly miscast but the fact that her character really poorly developed didn’t help either. To conclude, the whole thing was flawed but I still it was a terrific story and it is definitely worth a look.

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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 9 hours ago on 23 April 2015 10:22 (A review of Porco Rosso)

To be honest, it has been quite a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. By now, I have seen almost all the movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki and even though I admire his work and I really wanted to love it but, after all, I can’t say I’m a huge fan and this movie is probably one of the least enjoyable flicks he has made, at least, that’s my opinion. I mean, don’t get me wrong, it is far from being a bad feature. Indeed, as usual with Miyazaki , the animation was just gorgeous ,filled some very neat details and the action scenes were pretty much breathtaking. And, yet, eventually, I really hard a hard time to connect with this tale even more than with the other movies directed by this master. I don’t know, on one hand, it takes place in a very specific time and place (the 30’s in Italy) but, on the other hand, you have a lead character who looks like a anthropomorphic pig and I think I never really managed to conciliate those two aspects. To conclude, even though I didn’t really like it, it is still an intriguing animated feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 3 days, 7 hours ago on 22 April 2015 11:52 (A review of Popeye)

Robert Altman is considered by many as one of the best American directors that ever lived. On top of that, the guy had also an amazingly prolific career, making more than 30 movies in less than 35 years and, to be honest, even though I have managed to watch most of his recent work, I still have to check most of his older movies. In fact, the only movie he has made in the 80’s that I have seen so far is this flick and it is considered by many as his very worst director effort. Even though you might find it surprising but, to be honest, I didn’t think it was horrible, in fact, I thought it was actually a decent adaptation. Maybe it had to with the fact that I don’t believe that the cartoon was anything great to start with so it made sense that the movie was nothing great either. Still, I think that Robin Williams, in his acting debut, was a great choice to play the mad sailor. To conclude, even though it has a very lousy reputation, I think it is actually a decent flick and I think it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in Robert Altman’s work.

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An average movie

Posted : 3 days, 10 hours ago on 22 April 2015 09:40 (A review of Overboard)

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this flick but I still ended up watching the damned thing. Basically, it is one of those – supposedly- quirky screwball comedies starring Goldie Hawn and if you have seen one of them, you have seen them all. As you may have guessed already, I don’t really care about Hawn’s work and, to make things worse, it was not even her best movie. At least, this time, she was working with her longtime boyfriend, Kurt Russell, and they definitely had some pretty good chemistry together. Unfortunately, I’m afraid it wasn’t enough to make this a really entertaining story. Indeed, in my opinion, the plot was rather inane and pretty much right from the start, it was all pretty hopeless. I mean, it is basically the old gimmick of the mean character who suddenly becomes so nice after getting amnesia and it has been done before but I can’t recall one single movie which actually did work with such a lame trick. To make things worse, it also uses another old trick, the mistaken identity, so the whole thing was definitely nothing groundbreaking. To conclude, even though I have seen worse, it was still a pretty weak comedy and I don’t think it is really worth a look.

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An average movie

Posted : 4 days, 8 hours ago on 21 April 2015 11:01 (A review of The Pledge)

To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. I have noticed that Sean Penn never got much credit for his directing career but, even though he might not be a great master, I always found his work really intriguing. Anyway, the main issue I had with this flick is that it was actually too similar to ’The Crossing Guard’,his previous directing effort. Indeed, it was also starring Jack Nicholson in the lead part and it was again about a man who was looking for child killer. Apparently, not everyone agreed and the late Roger Ebert preferred this one. Anyway, it is a dark and grimmy thriller with some really solid performances by a very nice cast (Jack Nicholson, Patricia Clarkson, Benicio Del Toro, Aaron Eckhart, Helen Mirren, Tom Noonan, Robin Wright, Vanessa Redgrave, Sam Shepard, Harry Dean Stanton) but, to be honest, I had a rather hard time to really care about this story. Eventually, 6 long years later, Sean Penn would come up with ‘Into the Wild’ which would be critically acclaimed and easily his best directing effort sor far. To conclude, even though it might be the weakest movie directed by Sean Penn so far, I still think it was a decent police thriller and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A good movie

Posted : 5 days, 4 hours ago on 20 April 2015 03:03 (A review of The Pornographer)

Basically, it is once again one of these really obscure French movies that almost no one has seen here on listal. Well, believe it or not, I actually saw the damned thing in the movie theater when it was released. Sure, you can think that I’m some kind of closeted pervert (that might be true…) but I was really intrigued by the idea of a mainstream feature dealing with this usually taboo suject. On top of that, the main character was played by the always fascinating Jean-Pierre Léaud so I was definitely intrigued by the damned thing. Eventually, you might watch this movie for the explicit scenes but you would be disappointed (there were just a couple of them and those scenes were very short). I mean, I think he did make sense to shot those scenes considering the subject. Anyway, the main purpose of the whole thing was above all to show the parardox of a director who wants to remain artistically relevant within an industry (the porn business) which doesn’t care about Art at all and just wants to make the cheapest movies possible. So, that was an interesting idea but, to be honest, it never really became more than just interesting, I’m afraid, and the whole thing was still a little bit pretentious. Still, to conclude, even though it wasn’t a masterpiece, I thought it was pretty good and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A very good 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’, ‘When Harry Met Sally...’, ‘Misery’, ‘A Few Good Men’). But then, he made ‘North” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of All Good Things

An average movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Ryan Gosling and Kirsten Dunst, I was quite eager to check it out. Eventually, to be honest, I can't believe how underwhelming the whole thing was. I mean, the story actually really had some potential (it was based ” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Pretty Baby

A good movie

“Louis Malle was one of the best French directors that ever lived. At some point, he had the opportunity to expand his career in the US and this movie was therefore his first American production. He definitely took some risks with this project as it was dealing with a very controversial subject, the ” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Ready to Wear

An average movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick but since I didn’t like it much the first time around, I highly doubt that I will give it a second chance. Basically, Robert Altman had troubles with the Hollywood studio system in the 1970s after some of his films lost money despite t” read more

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Madagascar
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Top 10 best movies 2015 (1 movies items)
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Avengers: Age of Ultron
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A good movie

“Ever since I saw 'Once Were Warriors' in the mid-90's, I had the greatest expectations for Lee Tamahori and I thought he would become a really great director. Unfortunately, even though this impressive debut managed for him to open the doors of Hollywood, his career has been rather disappointing ” read more

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"That's it!!! 100 votes! Thank you all for your help. Now, let's count the points..."


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"Come on! We are almost finished!!! Only 5 votes left. It's your last chance to take part :)"


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johanlefourbe posted a review of Porco Rosso

An average movie

“To be honest, it has been quite a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. By now, I have seen almost all the movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki and even though I admire his work and I really wanted to love it but, after all, I can’t say I’m a huge fan and ” read more

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The Godfather: Part III
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johanlefourbe posted a review of Popeye

An average movie

“Robert Altman is considered by many as one of the best American directors that ever lived. On top of that, the guy had also an amazingly prolific career, making more than 30 movies in less than 35 years and, to be honest, even though I have managed to watch most of his recent work, I still have to c” read more

3 days, 7 hours ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Overboard

An average movie

“To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this flick but I still ended up watching the damned thing. Basically, it is one of those – supposedly- quirky screwball comedies starring Goldie Hawn and if you have seen one of them, you have seen them all. As you may have guessed already, I don’t r” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of The Pledge

An average movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. I have noticed that Sean Penn never got much credit for his directing career but, even though he might not be a great master, I always found his work really intriguing. Anyway, the main issue” read more

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Kiss Kiss Bang Bang
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The African Queen
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4 days, 11 hours ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of The Pornographer

A good movie

“Basically, it is once again one of these really obscure French movies that almost no one has seen here on listal. Well, believe it or not, I actually saw the damned thing in the movie theater when it was released. Sure, you can think that I’m some kind of closeted pervert (that might be true…) b” read more

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Posted: 2 weeks, 2 days ago at Apr 9 15:08
Thanks for your announcement. Have a nice evening!
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Posted: 4 weeks, 1 day ago at Mar 27 14:14
You're welcome. Have a lovely Friday!
Posted: 1 month, 1 week ago at Mar 13 10:33
Done! That was really hard.
Posted: 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Mar 1 20:50
Thanks for the list vote, Johan!
Posted: 2 months ago at Feb 22 11:08
Thank You Very Much For The List Vote.
Have A Beautiful Day.
Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Feb 14 10:23
Great Annual list once again, Johan. :)
Posted: 3 months 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: 3 months, 3 weeks 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 months, 3 weeks 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: 4 months ago at Dec 22 9:20
Posted: 5 months ago at Nov 22 17:07
Congratulations on 4000 reviews
Posted: 6 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: 7 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: 7 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: 8 months, 2 weeks ago at Aug 14 9:52
You're welcome, Johan. You make an excellent job with these poll lists! :)
Posted: 8 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: 8 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: 8 months, 4 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.