Archive for January, 2007

Lolita (1997)

After seeing Jeremy Irons in Eragon, I decided to see what else he’d been up to lately. It turns out he’s been quite busy. He also does a lot of voice work. I had never seen Lolita and it seems to be a classic so I thought I had better rectify the situation. Everybody should […]

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Ying xiong (Hero)

Visually, this movie reminds me a lot of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. A hero kills the three assassins who have been trying to assassinate the king for many years. When the hero comes to the king he tells his story. The king, being very intelligent sees the holes in the story and retells it as […]

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Idiocracy

Since humans have climbed to the top of the food chain and we have no natural predators, natural selection no longer favours the strongest or smartest, but rather the ones who can reproduce the fastest. Luke Wilson takes part in a government experiment that goes terribly wrong and see Luke wake from suspended animation in […]

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But I’m a Cheerleader

Bizarre! Natasha Lyonne is a lesbian cheerleader whose friends and family stage an intervention and send her to “True Directions”, a camp for the “gender misguided”. The film is a satiric look at the hypocrisy and intolerance our society has towards homosexuals. Interesting film, not for everybody.

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Domino

A film loosely based on the life of Domino Harvey, a model turned bounty hunter. Keira Knightly plays the title role. So-so film.

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This Film Is Not Yet Rated

This Film Is Not Yet Rated is a documentary about the Motion Picture Association of America’s (MPAA) film rating system. For anyone who’s ever wondered how or why a film got the rating it did, this will answer a lot of questions. It’s not a touchy-feely film, in fact they take a decidedly hostile stance […]

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Bandidas

At first glance it looks like a low budget movie, but it’s not. It’s a cross between a spaghetti western and a comedy. It’s a hoot. Salma Hayek plays a rich girl, Penelope Cruz plays a poor farm girl, and they find themselves working together robbing banks in order to steal back the land of […]

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Casino Royale (1967)

I just recently became aware that Casino Royale was made into a film in 1967, long before the current version that we are all familiar with. The 1967 version wasn’t made by the James Bond franchise that has made so may others, the old version is a spoof. And it’s amazing. It’s old-school humour. We’ve […]

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Eragon

This is the first movie in a trilogy and it’s also based on a book. I was in a book store and had the book in my hand but for some reason I can’t remember I never ended up buying it. It’s obviously riding on the coattails of Harry Potter and the Lord of the […]

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An Inconvenient Truth

If you’re looking for a feel good movie you can skip this one. This is the movie version of Al Gore’s slideshow presentation about how we’re killing the planet and we’re all going to die. Other than the “we’re all going to die” part, it’s a very well made film and it was very easy […]

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Employee of the Month

This movie is stupid, has little or no artistic merit, and it’s amazing fun. I’ve watched it three times and I’ve added it to my permanent collection. Dane Cook plays a slacker box boy at the local bulk store (a la Costco) who’s nemesis is the head cashier, played by Dax Shepard. Life holds steady […]

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Rocky Balboa

The sixth, and final instalment of the Rocky series. This time we catch up with Rocky a few years down the road. We learn that Adrian has passed away and we follow Rocky around his old neighbourhood as he takes a trip down memory lane. As the movie continues, we see that Rocky has opened […]

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Dear Frankie

A single mother lies to her young son Frankie about his father. It turns out she left his father after he beat Frankie deaf when Frankie was still a baby. She tells him that his father is a sailor who travels the world. She encourages him to write letters. Once a month she collects the […]

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The Black Dahlia

An old-time cops and robbers drama starring Josh Hartnett, Aaron Eckhart, Scarlett Johansson, and Hilary Swank. The movie starts as a straight forward murder investigation but slowly turns into much more. Worth watching. I woldn’t buy it but I would rent it.

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Let’s Scare Jessica to Death

I heard about this movie somewhere and decided to watch it. It’s a very old horror movie that is different from anything that’s been made in a very long time. There is no blood, no guts, no raving lunatics running around with knives and halloween masks. Some people might say it’s slow, but it didn’t […]

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Night at the Museum

This is one of those special holiday movies that only seem to come along once in a long while. Ben Stiller is one of those guys who has a very long resume. He some how gets a job as the night security guard at the museum. Every night everything in the museum comes alive and […]

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Scoop

I hate to admit it but this is the first Woody Allen movie I have ever seen. I enjoyed it. It was serious enough to grab your attention but also silly enough to entertain you along the way. Scarlett Johansson plays a journalism student who gets the scoop of a lifetime from the ghost of […]

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American Pie 5: The Naked Mile

It looks as though the American Pie franchise is turning into something along the lines of National Lampoon. Eugene Levy is the only consistent actor in all the American Pie movies. The premise of this one is ridiculous and is geared to the teenage male audience. There is also generous nudity. It was entertaining in […]

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