Donald Laitinen

Donald Laitinen

I love movies, especially genre movies
★- Poor
★★ - Fair
★★★ - Good
★★★★ - Excellent 
★★★★★ - Masterpiece/Classic

Favorite films

  • Star Wars
  • Die Hard
  • Back to the Future
  • Jaws

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  • Ghost World

    ★★★★

  • Margot at the Wedding

    ★★

  • Spider-Man: No Way Home

    ★★★★½

  • Rocky IV

    ★★★½

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  • Ghost World

    Ghost World

    ★★★★

    The story of neo-cool Enid (Thora Birch) and Rebecca (Scarlett Johansson) who, faced with graduation from high school, take a hard look at the world they wryly observe and decide what they really want. When Enid takes an interest in the offbeat Seymour (Steve Buscemi) and Rebecca focuses her attention on their mutual romantic fixation Josh (Brad Renfro), the girls' friendship is forever changed.

    Directed by Terry Zwigoff, and based on the comic book series of the same name (making…

  • Margot at the Wedding

    Margot at the Wedding

    ★★

    Self-absorbed writer Margot (Nicole Kidman) and her young son arrive at her family's seaside home as surprise guests at the wedding of her sister Pauline (Jennifer Jason Leigh). The siblings are estranged, and hope to reconcile during their weekend visit. However, all hope for a peaceful reunion disintegrates when Margot tries to convince Pauline not to marry her ne'er-do-well fiance, Malcolm (Jack Black).

    Margot at the Wedding is Noah Baumbach’s follow-up to The Squid and the Whale, and much like…

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  • Rocky IV

    Rocky IV

    ★★★½

    After reclaiming the boxing championship title, Rocky Balboa (Sylvester Stallone) plans to retire and live with his wife, Adrian (Talia Shire). However, during an exhibition match, Rocky's friend Apollo Creed (Carl Weathers) is mercilessly beaten to death by hulking Russian newcomer Ivan Drago (Dolph Lundgren). Rocky vows payback against Drago and flies to Russia to train for a Christmas Day fight. Despite their different training methods, Rocky and Drago both wage a long and intense match.

    So I believe the…

  • The Swimmer

    The Swimmer

    ★★★★

    Well-off ad man Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) is visiting a friend when he notices the abundance of backyard pools that populate their upscale suburb. Ned suddenly decides that he'd like to travel the eight miles back to his own home by simply swimming across every pool in town. Soon, Ned's journey becomes harrowing; at each house, he is somehow confronted with a reminder of his romantic, domestic and economic failures, until a final visit with an old flame (Janice Rule)…