Archive for May, 2004

The Day After Tomorrow This movie has been brought to you by Greenpeace and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The lessons you should learn from watching this movie are: 1) Be nice to the planet 2) Spend time with your family (because you never know when basketball-sized hail is going to fall […]

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The Prince And Me Julia Stiles in yet another teen fairy tale movie. I enjoyed it very much and I think the performances were excellent. The story is familiar and the plot is predictable but the movie was directed in such a way as to made the predictability endurable, even pleasant. Christina said she enjoyed […]

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Van Helsing Wow. I haven’t seen a blockbuster movie this bad in a very long time. With the exception of Hugh Jackman the casting was horrible, the dialogue was just plain goofy with such gems as: “Have you seen the sea? I’ve never seen the sea. I hear it’s beautiful.” and “Nothing is faster than […]

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Win a Date With Tad Hamilton Eric from That 70’s Show plays the best friend who can’t find the words to tell the best friend how he feels about her and almost loses her to celebrity Tad Hamilton. The story has been told before in almost every teen movie but this retelling is very well […]

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Shrek 2 To find a sequel that is just as good as the original is a rare thing. Shrek 2 starts where the first one left off and manages to blend characters from many different fairy tales into one entertaining story. “Do you still know the Muffin Man?”

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Master and Commander – The Far Side of the World Russell Crowe plays naval captain “Lucky Jack” who finds himself against a French man of war that is much bigger and better armed than his own ship. During the movie we are shown beautiful shots of the Galapagos Islands and other exotic locales. Again, the […]

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The Last Samurai Tom Cruise is a washed up military captain who travels to Japan to train their new army only to be captured by samurai rebels. While a captive he befriends his captor, learns the language and customs and becomes a samurai himself. Excellent battle scenes and a moving story. It made me misty. […]

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Formula 51 Samuel Jackson wears a kilt and caries his golf clubs around Liverpool while trying to sell his new wonder drug to the highest bidder. I remember seeing the ads for this movie prior to its theatrical release, however, I never saw this movie playing in any theatre. I’m surprised that this movie wasn’t […]

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The Movie Project The Internet Movie Data Base publishes the top 250 movies as voted by the users. I have downloaded this list and I have made it a project of mine to try to watch all 250. I have already seen about 100 movies on the list so I’m off to a good start. […]

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Lost In Translation An independent art film that made it into the mainstream of Hollywood. It is the story of a washed up American actor (Bill Murray) and the neglected wife of a photographer (Scarlett Johansson) who meet while staying at a luxury hotel in Japan. There is quite an age difference but both actors […]

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Swimming Pool I saw this film advertised in the Princess Cinema’s flyer while I was still in Waterloo but never got a chance to see it. Almost two years later it shows up on the dish. It’s the story of a writer in need of inspiration and the troubled young girl that gives it to […]

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