Archive for March, 2005

The Rage In Placid Lake

Placid Lake, not Lake Placid. Placid Lake is the name of the main character. His parents are hippies. He gets beaten up a lot because he doesn’t fit in. It started when his parents sent him to grade school one day wearing a dress so that he could challenge society’s gender stereotypes. Placid has developed […]

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Saved!

This was a little-publicized movie that should have gotten more attention. The reason it didn’t is because it blatantly makes fun of Christianity and people are overly touchy about religion. I’ll try to highlight the story line as best I can without making it sound too silly. Mandy Moore plays Hillary Faye, a born-again, friend […]

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Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous

Sequels are ruining my life. See my previous rant about sequels. Why does tacking a “2” at the end of a movie title make everyone want to see it? A movie entitled “Movie Goers Are Idiots, 2” would probably win big at the box office. Remember Miss Congeniality? This is more of the same. Gracie […]

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The Ring Two

Please see my earlier rant about sequels. I read Roger Ebert’s review of this movie and he made mention that the film made absolutely no sense but still managed to give you the heebie jeebies… or something like that. I whole heartedly agree. The movie made no sense at all. It must be comforting being […]

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Man of the House

Tommy Lee Jones is starting to look old. He’s only 59 but he looks older than Clint Eastwood. Turkey neck! Anyways, back to business. 5 cheerleaders witness a murder and need protection from the bad people. (Can you see where this is going?) Tommy Lee Jones is assigned to protect the girls. He moves in […]

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Robots

Animated movies seem to come in 2 flavours these days: Pixar, and not Pixar. Robots is not Pixar. It’s from the same people who did Ice Age and is similar in it’s humour. The movie is typical of the genre, appropriate for children and adults alike, and every time you watch it you’ll discover another […]

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Be Cool

Be Cool is a follow-up to the 1995 Get Shorty and it does a good job. I’m going to rant about sequels for a bit… It seems that sequels are too often about making money. I know that sounds a little naive since everything these days is about making money but hear me out. If […]

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