Archive for June, 2005

Batman Begins

Finally a good Batman. Michael Keaton will always be my favourite movie Batman (in fact, I can’t watch him play in an other movie without thinking “Batman!”). Lets list the movie Batmans: 1) Michael was the original and the best.2) Val Kilmer was tolerable.3) George Clooney was a joke.4) Christian Bale is giving Michael Keaton […]

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Die Hard 2: Die Harder

Is there anything John McClane can’t do? I don’t think so… John McClane is amazing. When I grow up I want to be just like John McClane. Bought.

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Heartlands

Another indie film that no one has ever heard of. A British film about a guy on a moped. And because it’s British it automatically has to be depressing. This is the story of a regular guy whose only fault is giving his wife everything she wants. He’s devoted his life to her and she […]

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Beyond The Sea

This is another movie that not many people will see but should. I’ve seen the previews and I nearly missed it in the video store because there were only 5 copies and they were on the top shelf out of view. This is a pet project of Kevin Spacey. He starred, directed, and produced this […]

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Die Hard

I’m going to watch the Die Hard movies over again in preparation for the next Die Hard movie: Die Hard 4: Die Hardest. Die Hard is one of the greatest action movies ever. Ever. This movie has some serious rewatchability.

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith

My first reaction was that the summer blockbuster season had peaked – this movie is amazing! Angelina Jolie (and Brad Pitt), fast cars, lots of guns, gratuitous violence, and the obligatory Hollywood sex scene. The movie has no nutritional value but in the summer time we don’t care – it doesn’t get much better than […]

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Danny Deckchair

This is the story of a regular joe who gets fed up with his boring life. Danny’s job is the same routine everyday, his girlfriend doesn’t appreciate him, and he just needs to get away. At his long-weekend barbeque he ties a bunch of helium balloons to his deckchair (hence the name of the movie) […]

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Flight Of The Phoenix

Another bad remake. Dennis Quaid crashes his plane in the middle of the desert. He and his passengers have to figure out how to save themselves. The story is incredibly predictable and the ending is stupendously unsatisfying. That being said, it’s watchable. This falls squarely into the rental category.

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Unleashed

Jet Li, Morgan Freeman, and some freaky Irish girl come together and become a “family”. Yeah, weird. The movie is a touching story about three very different people punctuated with moments of incredible violence. This is a perfect couple movie… something for her (drama)… and something for him (mindless violence). Maybe theatre, definitely rent, don’t […]

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Star Wars Episode 3 – Revenge of the Sith

Better than the first two but not as good as the last three. This movie neatly fills in the gap and answers a lot of questions, such as: Why does Darth Vader wear a helmet and breathe like that? Why does Yoda live in exile? Why does Princess Leia wear goofy hair-doos? (It turns out […]

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Madagascar

It’s really late while I’m writing this post so please forgive me if I skimp a bit. Good movie. Psychotic penguins.

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The Longest Yard

Poor remake. The original wasn’t a comedy but someone figured it would make a better remake. Someone figured wrong. Burt Reynolds plays the coach (played the main character in the original) and many of the extras and casual characters are played by members of the original cast. The movie lacks a certain cohesiveness. It struck […]

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Monster-In-Law

Yay J-Lo!

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House of Wax

I’m told this is a remake. Five high-school friends go on a road trip and because of typical road trip delays are forced to camp overnight. It turns out the place they choose to camp is right in the middle of psychopath country. Typical horror movie follows. The stupid slut (Paris Hilton) dies, the dopey […]

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