Archive for July, 2006

You, Me and Dupree

This movie was being touted as the Wedding Crashers of this summer. I wasn’t as impressed with it as I expected to be. Owen Wilson plays Dupree, the goofball friend that everybody seems to have. He ends up living on the couch of newlyweds Molly (Kate Hudson) and Carl (Matt Dillon) and makes their life […]

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Roll Bounce

It was refreshing to see a movie about young people in the ’70s that didn’t involve drugs, hippies, gangs, or any kind of crime for that matter. This film is what is always referred to as a “coming-of-age” movie. It’s about a group of friends who have nowhere to roller skate after the local roller […]

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Dirty

The story of two dirty undercover cops. This movie is terrible. The two main characters are such despicable people that I didn’t care about them at all. I spent the first ten minutes of the movie hoping that they would turn out to be good people but then I realized that they weren’t. They are […]

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Big Fat Liar

A decent teenager movie. Basically an elaborate “boy who called wolf” retelling.

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Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest

The second movie in the series. This movie has no beginning or ending. The movie literally starts where the last one ends. It just continues. It also just ends. At the end of the movie there is a convenient break in the action where they decided to put the end credits. Other than the abrupt […]

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Lord of War

Another movie based on real events, with a message. I’m not sure what the message is though. The movie follows Nicholas Cage as he becomes an arms dealer and makes his way to the top of the industry. The movie is good enough, nothing special though. Don’t rent.

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The Last American Virgin

The American Pie of 1982.

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Bride of Chucky

Sometimes bad horror movies get so many sequels that they take on a life of their own, like the Freddy and Jason movies. Chucky has achieved this level. Bride of Chucky has become so absurd that it’s perfectly acceptable, and maybe even a good movie. John Ritter plays the crooked police chief. Worth renting.

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Superman Returns

Decent summer blockbuster. Chronologically the movie continues the story line of the first 4, but you don’t need to have seen them to understand or enjoy this movie. Worth the admission price.

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The Hitcher

This is another entry dedicated to that wise, wise man I call The Coach. The Coach has suggested three movies that I should watch. The first two were The Boondock Saints and The Thing and both got rave reviews. The hitcher stars Rutger Hauer as a serial killer, and (a very young) Jennifer Jason Leigh […]

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She’s the Man

A modern, teen-ager retelling of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Amanda Bynes plays Viola / Sebastian. Viola assumes the identity of her twin brother so she can play on the boy’s soccer team. While she’s living as her brother, she falls in love with her roommate. Problems really start to arise when the roommate falls in love […]

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Beautiful Girls

Remember The Big Chill? This is basically the same movie, in a different location, with a different cast, and the reason for the gathering is a high school reunion instead of a funeral. Everything else is the same. There’s the “artsy” type (Timothy Hutton) who comes in from the big city and is wrestling with […]

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The Most Unromantic Man in the World

Very low budget but watchable. The movie is told as a Crocodile Hunter style documentary. You follow David, the most unromantic man in the world as he hits rock bottom, reforms, and then hits rock bottom again. I enjoyed it but I wouldn’t search it out in the video store.

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Clerks

I saw a trailer recently for the sequel to Clerks so in preparation I thought I would re-watch the original. Classic. This is where all the Kevin Smith movies started.

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