Archive for September, 2006

Munich

Based on the real-life events that occurred after the 1972 Olympics hostage crisis. I like these movies because they entertain me, and they also teach me a little about history. I sometimes wonder just how skewed by Hollywood my knowledge of history is. Entertaining, unsatisfying ending.

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The Great New Wonderful

The IMDb describes this movie as being set against the backdrop of post-9/11 New York. I personally didn’t see how 9/11 came into the movie at all. This is one of those movies that follows different couples through a typical day. Each couple appears to be normal on the surface, but as time goes on […]

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Slap Her… She’s French

The teen-comedy version of Single White Female. The movie is full of great jokes and one-liners. I didn’t want it to end. Go find this movie, you’ll be glad you did. I’ve added it to my collection.

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Secretary

Going back to 2002 for this one. I don’t know what to say about it. In the simplest terms is about a dominant/submissive relationship between a lawyer and his secretary. But that doesn’t do it justice. I would describe it as a heart-warming, sadomasochistic love story. I added it to my collection. Worth watching.

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Barnyard

It turns out that I’ll watch anything. I think this movie was rated (G)eneral or (F)amily or whatever the mildest rating is. It should have been rated (B)oring, or maybe (R)eality-Impaired, or even (D)on’t Waste Your Time. A boy cow (yes, a boy cow) has to learn responsibility when his father (also a cow) is […]

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Undiscovered

he story of four friends trying to become famous in L.A. Nothing special, but I enjoyed it nonetheless.

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Cocktail

Another one from the good ol’ days. Tom Cruise and Elizabeth Shue doing the Hippy Hippy Shake. Need I say more?

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World Trade Center

The story of two Port Authority policemen trapped in the rubble of the World Trade Center. The movie, refreshingly, doesn’t touch any of the political aspects of 9/11. It focuses entirely on the story of two men on that day. It gave me the sniffles. Worth paying the theatre admission price.

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The Wicker Man

What could possibly go wrong on a forgotten island populated almost entirely by gorgeous women? Well… It turns out that they go crazy and worship bees, turn their male population into simple-minded drones, and make human sacrifices. I’d let them sacrifice me. =) It’s a remake of a 1973 movie of the same name. Interesting […]

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Herbie Fully Loaded

Decent Disney movie. It’s like a bag of potato chips: You open the bag and say to yourself that you’ll only have a few, and a little while later, you’ve eaten the entire bag. You know you should feel bad for eating the entire bag, but you’re happy you have. I turned the movie on, […]

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To Kill a Mockingbird

I cranked up the way-back machine for this one. Even though it’s in black and white, Mockingbird stands the test of time. I was entranced by the movie almost as soon as it started. I’ve added the book to my list of things to read. If you haven’t seen this movie, I strongly suggest you […]

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Slither

Slither is a fun horror movie. It’s a horror movie in the way Friday the 13th is a horror movie – it has scary elements but it’s not really scary. It gets it’s kicks from one-liners and humorous situations. If you remember Eight Legged Freaks you’ll have a good idea of the spirit of this […]

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Kinky Boots

Remember Calendar Girls, and The Full Monty? This is another movie about a small, conservative english town that has fallen on hard times and must do something unthinkably risque to survive. This time around it’s a shoe factory that is being edged out of business by cheap asian labour. With the help of a drag […]

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I’ll Always Know What You Did Last Summer

Remember I Know What you Did Last Summer? This is the same movie, with a different cast in a different setting. So so.

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Dorm Daze 2

Bad movie. Don’t bother.

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Wicker Park

This is a romantic who dunnit. Very interesting love story. Rent this.

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Crank

Excellent movie. Chevy Chelios is a hitman who is trying to go straight because he found the perfect woman. His bosses aren’t too happy about this so they decide to poison him. The poison works by slowing his heart rate. The only way to prolong his life is to keep the adrenaline pumping to keep […]

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The Hard Corps

The latest Jean-Claude Van Damme movie. It’s classic Van Damme cheese about a ex-soldier dealing with post-tramatic stress syndrome who is hired by a boxer-turned-real estate developer to head up and train a personal security team. Packed with slow motion and stupid one-liners. This is a good movie to pass time on a lazy Sunday […]

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Just My Luck

Avoid this movie. It’s about lucky-girl Ashley (Lindsay Lohan sporting her new stick-thin-crack-head look) who loses her good luck when she kisses a mysterious stranger at a masquerade ball.

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Lonesome Jim

Perhaps the best way to describe this movie is to quote the movie: “I came home to have a breakdown but my brother beat me to it.” Casey Afleck plays Lonesome Jim. He fails in the big city and comes home, not because he likes his family, but because he has nowhere else to go. […]

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