Archive for August, 2006

Friends with Money

I liked it. This movie was about 20 hours too short. I had a very soap opera feel to it. The story followed the lives of four friends and their husbands. Three of the women (Joan Cusack, Catherine Keener, and Frances McDormand) are very wealthy and the other (Jennifer Aniston) is dirt poor. The story […]

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Beerfest

Wow bad.

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Snakes on a Plane

Yes, yes there were. Every type of snake biting people in every way imaginable. You HAVE to see this movie (because Samuel L. Jackson SAYS SO!)

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Accepted

A passable teen comedy about a group of friends who got rejected from college and decided to start their own. Christina and I saw this in a theatre in Rochester. During the movie we looked around a couple of times and we were the only ones in the theatre over 18. We felt very old. […]

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Little Miss Sunshine

Excellent film, you must see it. This is the story of a severely dysfunctional family. The mother (Toni Collette) is overworked, the father (Greg Kinnear) is desperately trying to become a self-help guru, only he can’t even help himself. The son hates everyone and has taken a vow of silence until achieves his dream of […]

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Pulse

Another horror movie. Plot: Evil spirits are entering our world through the WiFi and only red tape can keep them out. Pass.

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Hoot

A children’s movie about a group of kids who challenge the establishment to save some burrowing owls. Produced by Jimmy Buffett.

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D.E.B.S.

D.E.B.S. is apparently a full length adaptation of a short series. It’s bad but it knows it’s bad, and that is soo good. The basic premise is about a group of school-girl super-spies who are after the greatest villain the world has ever known (17 year old Lucy Diamond). It just goes downhill (or uphill […]

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John Tucker Must Die

I think this is one of the best teen comedies of the year. It reminded me of the American Pie series… it has the same sensibility about it. John is “The Man”. He rules high school and has three girlfriends, each from a different clique so they don’t find out about each other. We all […]

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Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby

I think this has been my most anticipated movie of the summer and I have to admit I was disappointed. It’s not a bad movie, but I think it fell short of what it could have been. “Momma, I’m goin’ fast!” Pay the theatre admission if you like Will Ferrell, otherwise wait for TV.

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Good Night, and Good Luck

Another leftover from Oscar season that I just got around to watching. The story of Edward R. Murrow’s battle against Senator McCarthy in the ’50’s. I enjoyed it because it was both an entertaining movie and because it taught me some things I didn’t know about McCarthyism. Filmed in black and white with many big […]

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Population 436

A thriller about a small town that time has forgotten. An agent for the census bureau is sent to Rockwell Falls to find out why the town’s population hasn’t changed in 150 years. The town turns out to be a cult, devoted to the number 436, and they will do anything to maintain that level. […]

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Bob the Butler

I have to thank TMN for bringing this movie to my attention. I had no idea that Tom Green was still making movies. Tom Green plays Bob, a man who hasn’t found his direction in life yet. He tries yet another profession in hopes of finding out what he is good at and enrolls in […]

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School of Life

Here’s another gem that I wouldn’t have heard of without TMN. Ryan Reynolds plays Mr. D, a school teacher who is loved by his students but loathed by another teacher as they compete for the teacher of the year award. Sounds dumb, but it’s pretty good. Tune in to this movie on TMN.

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A Cock and Bull Story

This is one of those movies that came out around Oscar time that I never got around to watching until now. I’m sure the movie would make a lot more sense if I had read the book it was based on. Even though I’m missing most of the back story, it was mildly amusing. Unless […]

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Miami Vice

The only part of the TV show I remember is the opening credits and the names of the two main characters: Tubbs and Crockett. Therefore the only thing I can say about the accuracy of the movie is that they got the names right. I’m not sure if it’s because I miss little bits of […]

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Bottle Rocket

This is an older movie, about ten years old, that I looked up because I had heard it mentioned a few times in the last little bit. It usually showed us as the guilty-pleasure pick on top ten lists. This is an Owen Wilson / Luke Wilson adventure. Dignan (Owen) and Anthony (Luke) are lifelong […]

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Bubble

This movie was an experiment by Steven Soderbergh. The film is shot in a small town and uses real people of this town as actors. The camera work is very plain. Most shots don’t have any camera movement at all, with only a few having some panning. It tells the story of three people who […]

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My Super Ex-Girlfriend

Luke Wilson breaks up with his crazy girlfriend played by Uma Thurman. It turns out she’s a superhero. The whole movie based on “Don’t make superheroes angry.” There’s one scene, probably the best in the movie, where Uma throws a shark through her ex-boyfriends apartment window. It is an intentionally bad superhero movie and an […]

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Lady in the Water

M. Night Shyamalan-a-ding-dong’s latest movie. After watching years of M. Night’s films, we have learned that there is always going to be a twist at the end that will reveal some mind-blowing truth that changes how we interpret the entire movie. Lately, the critics have been pretty hard on M. Night for exploiting this trick […]

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