Archive for October, 2005

Night of the Living Dead (1990)

I watched the remake immediately after watching the original so it was easy to compare. The second one stayed remarkably true to the original. It had a larger budget, and was shot in colour, which both make it a better experience than the original. Some of the story lines were twisted near the end, but […]

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Night of the Living Dead (1968)

The beginning of the zombie movies. Black and white, horribly low-budget, yet very well done and scary. “They’re coming to get you Barbara”

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Breakfast at Tiffany’s

A must see. Nothing more to say.

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Rosemary’s Baby

A very creepy movie although nothing creepy happens outright. I’ll tell you the ending… Rosemary’s baby is the devil.

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The Big Chill

This is one of those movies where you’re entertained for entire time but when you get to the end of the movie, nothing seems to have happened. The Big Chill takes place over a weekend. A group of college friends reunite for the funeral of one of their group. The characters try to understand what […]

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A History of Violence

Finally, an original movie. Tom (Viggo) and Edie (Maria Bello) run a diner in a small rural town. They live a quiet, happy life until two guys try to rob the diner. Tom thwarts the robbery and kills the two robbers in the process and becomes a local celebrity. His celebrity attracts the attention of […]

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Weird Science

This is one of those movies that I was embarrased that I hadn’t seen. So I saw it. There, not embarrased anymore.

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In Her Shoes

Based on a book. I think there’s a copy on our bookcase somewhere. I didn’t expect much from the movie so I was pleasantly surprised. I was so engaged that I blocked out everything around me and missed some of my chores as a projectionist. Oops. This is the story of two sisters. One is […]

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Flightplan

Yay Jodie Foster. This movie plays mind games with the audience. There is a twist near the beginning of the movie and the director makes it easy for the audience to figure it out. I was left feeling that the movie was going to be predictable because I thought I had already figured out the […]

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The Bone Snatcher

Ghosts and monsters in the desert. Again, another unremarkable movie.

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Buffalo Soldiers

The story of the criminal subculture on an army base in Germany. Nothing much to say abou this movie. Unremarkable.

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Wallace & Gromit in The Curse of the Were-Rabbit

Cheeeese! This movie is cheesearific. I may be a partial to liking this movie because I have been a fan of Wallace and Gromit for a long time. I have all three of their previous films. Thr humor is definitely British and may not appeal to all. Definite rental.

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Corpse Bride

Dumb. Remember how The Nightmare Before Christmas was a terrible and stoopid movie? This is the same. It’s a musical. With bad music. Not one of the songs is catchy, sing-a-long-able, or even memorable. I can’t hum, or even remember what any of the songs were about. Even worse, it’s a love story. I say […]

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The Exorcism of Emily Rose

Based on a true story. This movie is half court-room drama, and half horror film, told through flashbacks. I found it juat as scary as The Exorcist. Tom Wilkinson is excellent as the priest and Laura Linney is just as good as his attorney.

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Just Like Heaven

Another romantic comedy in the tradition of Ghost. Mark Ruffalo and Reese Witherspoon work well together and were fun to watch. It would be a good date movie, a good rental, however, I probably woudn’t buy it.

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The Devil’s Rejects

This is the sequel to House of 1000 Corpses. I haven’t seen it but I’ve been told it was a glorified music video. The Devil’s Rejects is a proper movie and I enjoyed it. I enjoyed it so much that I watched it three times. The movie is written and directed by Rob Zombie and […]

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Transporter 2

A rare case where the sequel is better than the original. The Driver is now living in Miami Beach and has taken a chauffeur job as a favour to a friend. The child he drives to and from school happens to be the son of a political leader who is leading a war on drugs. […]

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The Brothers Grimm

Wow. What a pile of crap. This is the story of the famous Brothers Grimm and how they got the ideas for their fairy tales. It could have been a good concept but the execution was very poor. All of the actors spend the movie running around waving their arms, yelling, twitching and jumping around. […]

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A Lot Like Love

Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet in a light romantic comedy a la Serendipity. I enjoyed it, although it was torn apart by the critics. Rent, don’t buy.

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Repli-Kate

This movie came out in 2002 and I’ve watched it many times on TMN. The last time I was in Blockbuster I saw it in the $4.99 bin and I just had to have it. The cover art is low budget and Christina thought it was a porno. It’s not. Just a National Lampoons movie. […]

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