Archive for October, 2004

Ghost Ship This was a good movie to watch on halloween. I’d seen it a few times before but I couldn’t any references to it in The Movie Diary archives so here it is. The movie starts off with a particularly creepy mass murder scene. Hundreds of people get sliced right through the middle. I […]

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Friday Night Lights Too much football. This movie is the epitome of taking something too seriously. It’s just football!

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The Grudge When will people in horror movies learn not to stick their hands in dark, scary places when creepy music is playing? Isn’t it obvious to them what’s going to happen? Have these people never seen horror movies? The premise of the movie is that if someone dies when they are really sad or […]

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Ladder 49 Ladder 49 follows the career of Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) from rookie to seasoned firefighter. While watching this movie I was reminded of Backdraft. The story is different but has the same feel. I had been watching the promotional material for a long time before this movie came out and although the ads […]

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Taxi The only good parts were the driving scenes. Queen Latifah plays a taxi driver with a tricked out Crown Victoria (the “modifications” are just plain impossible) who teams up with Jimmy Fallon, a cop who can’t drive (and is downright annoying), to catch a group of Brazilian super-model bank robbers. Great plot. (heavy sarcasm) […]

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The Forgotten Dumb. The moral of the story: The bond between a mother and child is so strong that not even aliens can break it.

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Anacondas: The Hunt for the Blood Orchid Wonderfully terrible. Bad lines, ridiculous plot, full of cliches, but very entertaining. Aside Why does the annoying, whiney guy in horror movies always live? You want him to be the first to be eaten but he never is. And then when it looks like you’re finally rid of […]

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Shark Tale I think I’ve ranted about this before but I’m going to do it again. Why do movies always come in pairs? Shark Tale is obviously piggybacking on the success of Finding Nemo. One film studio finds something that people like and then another movie studio rushes to get something released in time to […]

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