Archive for March, 2008

Eagle vs Shark

It’s about a boy and a girl who meet at a “dress as your favourite animal party”. As you can tell, one of them is an eagle and the other is a shark. Pass.

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Margot at the Wedding

Terrible movie. The trailers make it out to be a comedy but it’s far from it. Nicole Kidman plays a terrible, miserable, mean, hateful woman who goes to stay with her sister just before her sister gets married. I don’t think a pleasant word comes out of her mouth for the entire movie. I think […]

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Into The Wild

Based on a true story. (Not a happy ending.) It was mesmerizing, happy, and sad all at the same time. I would recommend this movie.

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Vantage Point

Vantage Point uses some creative story telling techniques. The central event of the movie is shown from 4 different points of view, each one telling more of the story, answering a couple of questions, and creating more questions. Each of these points of view is separate – the movie clock rewinds and we watch the […]

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The Spiderwick Chronicles

A fantasy story geared towards the younger generation. If you’re above 15 you’ll probably be a little bored by this.

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Short Cuts

An old Robert Altman movie that follows the lives of a bunch of LA residents and how their lives cross paths. I wasn’t blown away.

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There Will Be Blood

The Academy loves this type of movie. This type of movie is depressing. Daniel Day-Lewis plays an oil prospector in the early part of the twentieth century. The movie follows his life from young man making his first find to a broken-down old man. It’s depressing. This man goes through life hurting everyone and becoming […]

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We Own the Night

Good cop, bad cop, undercover cop, cop family. Pass.

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Croc

A made-for-tv movie about a giant crocodile that terrorizes a small village. As with almost every made-for-tv movie, there’s a greedy property developer who gets his in the end. Don’t bother.

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A Midsummer Night’s Sex Comedy

I stumbled upon this movie while I was looking for A Midsummer Night’s Dream. It’s an old Woody Allen movie. Amusing enough.

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Jumper

A story about a guy (played by Hayden Christensen) who can teleport or “jump” anywhere that he has seen. Sam Jackson is the obsessed CIA agent determined to catch him. Diane Lane plays the mysterious mother. It won’t win any awards but it was entertaining. I would watch it again and it’ probably worth paying […]

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Run Fatboy Run

SimonPegg (of Shaun of the Dead fame) plays a dead beat father who is inspired to run in a marathon when his ex-fiance gets a new boyfriend who likes to run in marathons. The two men have an understandably tense relationship and one thing leads to another and they end up betting that Pegg’s character […]

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The Invasion

As in Invasion of the Body Snatchers. It was mediocre at best. I didn’t realize it was a remake of Invasion of the Body Snatchers until about 20 minutes in, and then I felt ripped off for the rest of the movie. My most distinctive memories are Daniel Craig’s goofy haircut and the wonderful blueberry […]

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The Contractor

Wesley Snipes is a retired special ops who gets called back into duty for a special case. Think of this as the direct to video, knock-off version of Shooter, with a little bit of The Professional thrown in for good measure. Passable entertainment. Wesley Snipes probably needs a better agent.

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Sleuth

Michael Caine plays an eccentric writer who invites his wife’s lover (Jude Law) over for tea. The meeting is uncomfortable to say the least. The two end up playing a dangerous game of cat and mouse. Pass.

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The Bucket List

Jack Nicholson and Morgan Freeman are two terminally ill men who meet when they end up sharing a hospital room together. Initially they hate each other but as they spend more time together, and go through chemotherapy together they become close friends. Jack is a single billionaire with no dreams and Morgan is a poor […]

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I Want Someone to eat Cheese With

This movie is similar in concept to The Big Empty. It’s the self-written, self-directed, self-produced, and self-starring movie of Jeff Garlin. He’s one of those actors who you’d recognize but would never know his name. It’s a movie about an out of work actor who lives with his mother and has a hard time meeting […]

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