Archive for May, 2007

Georgia Rule

Funny story… I spent the Victoria Day long weekend in Rochester with Christina. We went to see Shrek the Third the day before and decided that we wanted to see Georgia Rule. The matinee was to start at 2 so we made it to the theatre about 1:30, hit the washrooms, got our tub of […]

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Shrek the Third

Usually by the time a series gets to the third instalment it gets a little tired. I think Shrek the Third was better than the second one (but not as good as the original). Well worth the theatre admission price.

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Code Name: The Cleaner

The epitome of a guilty pleasure. Jake (Cedric the Entertainer) wakes up in a hotel room with no memory, beside a dead FBI agent. He then gets himself mixed up in an FBI sting operation. The main driver of all the comedy is that Jake is actually a janitor but because of his amnesia and […]

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Blood Diamond

A very violent movie that I don’t recommend watching on a Sunday night.

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Fracture

Anthony Hopkins plays a Hannibal Lector type character in the way only he can. Excellent movie.

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The History Boys

Hmmm… I don’t know where to begin. The story centres on a group of classmates at an all-boys prep school in Britain. The boys are very smart and have qualified to write the admittance exam to Oxford and Cambridge. In order to prepare them for the exam, the boys receive special lessons from the history […]

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Perfect Stranger

Halle Berry and Bruce Willis star in this thriller. The movie is alright, nothing special. There’s a twist at the end that makes you rethink every thing you’ve seen. Don’t bother seeing this movie.

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Black Christmas

Another derviative horror movie. A sorority house full of girls is attacked by a serial killler. The blonde one lives. It’s a remake but I haven’t seen the original.

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Wicked Little Things

Standard horror movie. No inspiration. Nothing new. Pass.

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The Producers

This is a movie about a play based on a play about a play based on a movie about a play. Confused? Yeah, me too. Hilarious, you must watch. “Remember when Ula dance?”“Yes.”“Ula dance again!”

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Children of Men

There hasn’t been a child born in many years; for some reason humans are sterile. Until one day a pregnant woman is found. The entire world has decayed and people live in a steady state of civil war. Good movie, just not something to cheer you up.

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Vacancy

This is a fairly derivative horror film with one difference: the main characters are smart. Don’t you find it annoying that every victim in a horror movie is an idiot? You’d think that they’ve never seen a horror movie before. They think nothing of sticking their hands into garbage disposals or poking their heads into […]

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Match Point

It reminded me a great deal of The Tell-Tale Heart. A tennis pro marries into a wealthy family and then proceeds to have an affair. The film is about lust and obsession.

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Diggers

Set in the 70’s, a group of thirty-something clam diggers deal with the hardships of life. There’s not really much more to say. It was an interesting film, but probably not worthy of a mainstream recommendation.

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The Holiday

I thought this movie would be too cheery for me but I really enjoyed it. I added it to my permanent collection. Premise: Perfect strangers Iris (Kate Winslet) from England and Amanda (Cameron Diaz) from L.A. are both unhappy with their lives. In a moment of spontaneity they agree to trade houses for two weeks […]

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Because I Said So

A family of women (Diane Keaton – Mom, Lauren Graham – daughter, Piper Perabo – daughter, and Mandy Moore – daughter) deal with their relationship issues. I’ve said before that I like chick flicks but this was almost to chicky for me. Almost. If you can stomach Diane Keaton’s over-acting, it’s an enjoyable film. If […]

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Disturbia

Shia La Beouf (from Even Stevens on the Family Channel) plays a teenager, Kale, who is under house arrest. He’s basically a good kid, but has some anger issues as a result of the death of his father a year earlier. As part of the house arrest he has an ankle bracelet and his movement […]

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Hot Fuzz

Hot Fuzz is from the same people as Shaun of the Dead and has the same sense of humour. A London super-cop is transferred to a sleepy country village known for its low crime rate. Everything ticks along until our hero notices that while the crime rate is incredibly low, the “accident” rate is absurdly […]

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Catch and Release

I’ve added this movie to my permanent collection. Jennifer Garner plays a woman who’s fiancee dies during the bachelor party. The movie picks up there as we watch her and his friends deal with the mess he left behind. All of the characters are interesting, from the lovable slacker played by Kevin Smith, to the […]

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Blades of Glory

“Whoever invented rope is an a-hole.” There’s not much to say about this movie except to compare it to the other Will Ferrell movies. Not as good as Anchorman Better than Talladega Nights

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