Archive for March, 2006

Almost Famous

Hmmm. Not much else to say. It was an interesting look at the rock ‘n roll lifestyle of the 70’s.

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Failure to Launch

The movie was watchable. The main characters were uninspired and the best entertainment by far was provided by the supporting cast, the friends of the main characters. Failure to Launch tells the story of a thirty-something man (Matthew McConaughey) still living at home with his parents. His parents are ready to have him move out […]

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Just Friends

This movie is unremarkable but has one redeeming feature – it’s hilarious. The opening scenes of the movie shows Chris (Ryan Reynolds) in a fat suit during his last year of high school in the mid nineties. Fat suits are funny to begin with this is even better because Chris spends much of his time […]

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Crash

This film won the Best Picture Oscar. It follows the intersecting lives of a group of people in L.A. The whole movie is about racism. It was a good movie but sometimes a bit heavy for my taste.

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Memoirs of a Geisha

A very beautiful film to look at. Not much to say about it, except that I thought it should have been higher on the Oscar list. Definitely rent this movie.

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The Matador

They say the best movie adaptations come from short stories. As far as I know this wasn’t based on any previous work, but if it was it would have been a short, short story. Maybe a page and a half. Nothing happens in the movie till 10 minutes before the credits. Then everything happens. It’s […]

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Junebug

Amy Adams plays a pregnant woman-child living in small town USA with her in-laws. Her husband is a deadbeat going through a 3 year mood swing. The story follows her brother-in-law and his new wife as they come to visit from the big city. Amy Adams was nominated for an Oscar and as far as […]

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Nanny McPhee

Nanny McPhee is basically an ugly Mary Poppins. Nanny McPhee is a “government nanny” who searches out very bad kids. She has bad teeth, warts, too much facial hair, and a lisp. As the kids (and parents) learn the lessons she has to teach, she slowly loses her blemishes. “When you need me but do […]

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Date Movie

This movie is bad. It’s so bad that it’s not even funny. It’s just plain bad. I got the feeling that the movie was released accidentally. This would be a good first draft, but it’s not a finished movie. It was rushed to theatres. I can tell this because the movie spoofs a scene from […]

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Hustle & Flow

The moral of the story is that it’s hard to be a pimp. The Oscar winning song this year is the theme from this movie: “It’s Hard Out Here For A Pimp” It’s a very good movie, entertaining and catchy tunes. Rent.

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The Constant Gardener

Another movie in my Oscar marathon. So so. Worth renting.

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