Archive for June, 2004

Dodgeball We’ve all seen this story before. Morally upstanding underdogs rise to the challenge and beat the evil, multi-million dollar corporation at their own game. That doesn’t mean that we don’t want to see it again. Globo Gym has purchased the second mortgage of their rival Average Joe’s Gym and unless the Joes can come […]

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The Terminal I will be surprised if Tom Hanks doesn’t get at least a best actor Oscar nomination for his role in this movie. Tom plays Viktor Navorski, a traveller who becomes stranded in a New York airport. While he was in the air, his country of Krakozia (fictional, I checked) undergoes a military coup […]

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Stuck On You This is the latest offering from the Farrelly brothers and stars Matt Damon and Greg Kinnear as conjoined twins who move to Los Angeles so that the older (??) brother can pursue an acting career. The different ages of the actors (seven years difference) is explained in the movie by the fact […]

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Big Fish Big Fish was directed by Tim Burton who has a decidedly unique style. Each of his previous films, while moderately successful, have not been runaway blockbusters; films such as Beetle Juice, Mars Attacks, The Nightmare Before Christmas, James And The Giant Peach, and Edward Scissorhands. This is why I was surprised to find […]

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In an effort to provide more robust coverage of the movies I watch I have started adding a link to the appropriate Internet Movie Database (imdb) entry at the bottom of each post.

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Carolina Hang on to your hats… Julia Stiles stars in a romantic comedy. This particular Julia Stiles’ romantic comedy is about three sisters (Carolina, Georgia, and Maine) who were raised by their free-spirit grandmother (Shirley MacLaine) and struggle to have a “normal” life. The romantic aspect comes in the form of Carolina’s best (guy) friend […]

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Drumline Imagine Bring It On, replace the cheerleading squad with a marching band, and that will tell you everything you need to know about this movie. This movie also holds the record for most instances of the word “musicianship” in a 90 minute period. Another movie to watch if you can’t sleep and you don’t […]

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Suspicious River This month seems to be Molly Parker month on TMN’s MFest channel. This is the fifth Molly Parker movie I’ve seen in the last couple of weeks. Suspicious River is about Leila (Molly), a motel clerk (the motel is named The Suspicious Motel) trapped in a loveless marriage. She occupies her time by […]

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The Stepford Wives This is another in a seemingly endless stream of remakes; I haven’t seen the original so I have no basis for comparison. This version has a heavy-hitting cast with Nicole Kidman, Christopher Walken, Faith Hill, Jon Lovitz, Glen Close, Bette Midler, and Matthew Broderick. Everything about the movie is just a little […]

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Troy I found it hard to get excited about a biblical action / drama movie; it seemed too much like a lesson in Greek mythology. It seems that everyone wants to direct an “epic” and this is Wolfgang Petersons attempt. Brad Pitt plays Achilles. How about that? A pretty-boy prima donna playing a pretty-boy prima […]

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Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban This is the third movie instalment of the Harry Potter series. This film has a decidedly different style from the first two movies. Chris Columbus, whose approach was to follow the book narrative almost to the word, directed the first two movies. This movie is directed by Alfonso […]

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