Archive for February, 2007

The Number 23

I’m sick and tired of these psychological thrillers. Remember The Secret Window? Same sort of thing. Only this time it’s Jim Carrey in desperate need of a hair cut instead of Johnny Depp.

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Ghost Rider

Isn’t Marvel running out of comic books to convert into live action? The big names seem out of place in this movie. It’s as though Nicholas Cage and Eva Mendes are slumming it. And what’s up with his hair? I kept expecting his hair piece to scurry off into a corner. It’s a little cheesy […]

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Conversations with Other Women

Two people (Aaron Eckhart, credited as “Man” and Helena Bonham Carter, credited as “Woman”) meet at a wedding and spend the next 8 hours talking. It sounds like it would be a boring movie but there’s plenty to catch your attention. Part of the appeal is that you have to eavesdrop on the conversation to […]

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Chinatown

A great detective movie starring Jack Nicholson and Faye Dunaway. A classic that everyone should see.

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The Dreamers

Hmmm… what to say. It’s a story about three young adults trying to make sense of their lives, set in France against the student protests of the 60’s. Not for everyone, but if you’re an Eva Green (most recently of James Bond fame) fan you should probably check this out.

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Smokin’ Aces

Blood & guts, guns & drugs, sex & violence. And lots of it. There’s a story somewhere in the movie but nobody really cares about it. Here’s what you need to know: A $1 million contract has been put on Buddy “Aces” Israel’s head. This brings every hit man, bounty hunter and assassin out of […]

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Music and Lyrics

When I first saw the advertising I had visions of another horrible Hugh Grant romantic comedy released just in time for Valentine’s Day. But I was wrong. I would never have thought to pair Hugh Grant and Drew Barrymore in this type of film, but they work great together. Hugh Grant plays a washed-up 80’s […]

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Vertigo

The classic Alfred Hitchcock film about a man who’s afraid of heights. I think everyone should see this movie.

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King of New York

A story about a mobster who gets released from prison and spends his days ridding the streets of New York of the “bad” drug dealers. Christopher Walken plays the title role, with help from a lot of actors before they were big actors: David Caruso, Laurence Fishburne, Wesley Snipes, and Steve Buscemi. Worth watching. Classic […]

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The Prestige

I think I’ve noted (ranted about) this before: Hollywood always seems to release movies in pairs. For example: Deep Impact & Armageddon, Volcano & Dante’s Peak, and now The Prestige & The Illusionist. And usually when they do this, one is so-so, and the other is a blockbuster. However, in this case, I enjoyed them […]

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Epic Movie

This movie is bad. It has been rushed to the screen and there’s nothing funny. I didn’t crack a smile at all. The only saving grace is the short length. The total film length is 86 minutes, 16 of which is the end credits. That means the movie itself is 70 minutes long… 1 hour […]

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