Archive for May, 2006

Tamara

One of those little known movies that seems to have a life of it’s own. I’ve never seen any official advertising, never seen it in the video store, but I’ve heard people talking about it for a while. I decided to track it down and see what all the fuss was about. The story goes […]

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Over the Hedge

Decent animated kids movie. Rent, don’t buy. Unless you have kids, then buy, otherwise you’ll go broke renting it.

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Mission: Impossible III

Have we not learned from the first two movies that the missions aren’t impossible. Ethan gets married. Can anyone guess what happens? The bad guys find out and hold her as a hostage. When will action heroes learn that wives/girlfriends always become their Achilles heel? The movie was entertaining and I found it easier to […]

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RV

This movie is hilarious. Robin Williams plays a guy who wants his family to be as close as they once were and so he decides to rent an RV and go on an old fashioned family vacation. The family puts up a fuss at first but eventually remember that they actually like each other. There […]

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Poseidon

A remake of the 1972 The Poseiden Adventure starring Kurt Russell, Josh Lucas, Richard Dreyfuss, and Jacinda Barrett. An “unsinkable” ship (hmmm, sounds like a death wish to me) is hit by a tidal wave and is left floating upside down. The ship will sink eventually but not before a select few find a way […]

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The Da Vinci Code

I’m not going to say too much about this movie because it’s controversial (it’s FICTION people!) except to say that I enjoyed it. The movie stays very close to the book and if you liked the movie I recommend you read the book, it gives more background than the movie has time to do. As […]

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Thank You for Smoking

This movie is awesome. It’s presented as a documentary but is actually fiction. The movie follows Nick Naylor, the spaokesman for the tobacco industry, as he struggles with the morals of his job. Rent, possibly buy.

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Nine Lives

Nine short stories about nine women with intersecting lives. Interesting movie but not particularly fun. Pass.

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Taking Lives

Angelina Jolie plays an FBI agent who gets called in by the Quebec police to help catch a serial killer who kills people and then assumes their lives. It’s strange to see a big name like Angelina playing in a movie that is so obviously Canadian, French-Canadian at that. Excellent movie, a must see for […]

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The Sentinel

I keep referring to this movie as the 24 movie. Keifer Sutherland plays a Secret Service investigator who ends up training a rookie (Eva Longoria) while having to investigate his mentor (Michael Douglas) who is supected of being a mole. He isn’t a mole but in order to clear himself he has to confess to […]

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Silent Hill

Yet another movie based on a video game. Silent Hill is a completely different video game, it has a stronger story than most. The movie is the same way. It was very well done. Rent.

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The Rocky Horror Picture Show

I’m still trying to get the image of Tim Curry in drag out of my mind. Eennngh!~ Everyone knows this is a cult classic but I honestly can’t see why… and I usually can. The musical numbers are terrible, the story is annoying at best, and the acting is terrible. I had to watch this […]

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The Benchwarmers

Rob Schnieder, David Spade, Josh Heder (Napolean Dynamite) and Jon Lovitz are a team of adults who were outcasts and nerds in highschool. The small team takes on the best little league teams in the state to prove once and for all that they are not the losers like they were led to believe in […]

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Take the Lead

Everyone likes it when Antonio starts to dance! This is based on the true story of ballroom dance instructor Pierre Dulaine (Antonio Banderas) who decided to teach inner city New York students ballroom dancing. Last year there was a documentary released called Mad Hot Ballroom which profiled kids in New York learning to ballroom dance […]

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Waiting…

A Coming of age story that takes place in one night. Similar to Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in concept. The action takes place from the restaurant staff’s point of view. Don’t watch this movie before going to dinner. Some of the antics shown in the movie will make you very uncomfortabe in a restaurant. If […]

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Ice Age: The Meltdown

The Sequel to Ice Age. The movie is standard animated-sequel fare. The story goes like this: the glaciers are melting and flooding the earth, all the animals are migrating to higher ground. There are a couple of very surreal sequences. The first involves a flock of vultures performing a demented show-tune about the merits of […]

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Unknown White Male

This is a documentary about a man who lost his memory and how he struggled to put his life back together in the year and a half since the incident. It was mesmerizing, I couldn’t look away. I spent most of the film trying to imagine what it would feel like to suddenly have no […]

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Where the Truth Lies

Interesting. It’s essentially a murder mystery, being investigated 20 years after the fact, by a writer commissioned to write a book about a famous entertainment duo. It’s one of those movies where everyone has their own version of what actually happened and you have to be very careful about who to believe. Definite rental.

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Elizabethtown

This is Cameron Crowe’s version of Garden State. It stars Orlando Bloom as Drew, a young man who has lost the company he works for $1 billion. He has to travel to his father’s home town for his father’s funeral. He has never met most of the relatives on his father’s side and spends most […]

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V for Vendetta

“Remember, remember, the fifth of November” Good movie. Deserves to be seen on the big screen.

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