Archive for June, 2008

Dark Floors

Wow. Every so often I come across a movie like this that makes me wonder if my head injury did some permanent damage. There were a couple of times in this movie where I had to rewind to make sure I didn’t miss something because the movie was making no sense at all. Nope, didn’t […]

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Timber Falls

Yet another unoriginal horror movie. A young couple go to a state park in Virginia for a weekend of hiking and camping. We know something terrible is going to happen right off the bat because a) the movie opens with an obviously tortured woman running through the woods being chased by a knife wielding manic […]

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The Grand

A mockumentary about a poker tournament. If you liked Best in Show or For Your Consideration you’ll enjoy this movie. Woody Harrelson is the big name in this movie but you’ll recognize everybody else (even if you can’t name them). Wonderful.

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21

A story about a group of MIT students who are recruited by a professor to play blackjack and break the casinos of Las Vegas. It’s inspired by a true story! And it’s entertaining to boot. Well worth watching.

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The Mothman Prophecies

It’s based on a true story! A reporter (Richard Gere) discovers a small town that is haunted by visions/ghosts/demons and is determined to get to the bottom of things. Adequately spooky.

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Starter for 10

In this movie we follow a young man through his first year at Bristol College. He makes new friends, joins the university quiz team, and falls in love. The name of the movie comes from a type of question asked on the quiz show – each round begins with a starter question for 10 points. […]

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Sex and Breakfast

Two couples visit a sex therapist and are encouraged to try group sex to strengthen their relationships. And then they have breakfast.This movie was mind-numbingly boring and slow. Pass.

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The Oxford Murders

Frodo… I mean Elijah Wood plays a post-grad math student at Oxford in the ’80’s who becomes involved in a murder mystery with his professor. I really enjoyed this movie because there was a lot of math content which took me back to my university days and mad me feel young again. Worth watching, a […]

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In Bruges

A quirky comedy/drama(??) about two hit men on vacation in Bruges (it’s in Belgium). Colin Farrell plays the Ray, the rookie hit man who is troubled by the things he has done on the job. Brendan Gleeson (Mad Eye Moody from the Harry Potter movies) plays Ken, the veteran hit man who is starting to […]

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You Don’t Mess with the Zohan

An Adam Sandler movie about an Israeli anti-terrorist agent (superhero) named Zohan who is tired of the fighting between Israelis and Palestinians and so decides to go to America to become a hair stylist. Of course he falls in love with a Palestinian in New York and his nemesis, the Phantom (John Tuturo) shows up […]

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The Incredible Hulk

This second attempt at the Hulk story in recent memory is much better than the first. Good summer blockbuster fun.

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Hitman

A pretty good movie adaptation of the popular video game.

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Kung Fu Panda

Standard animated film fare. Entertaining. Everyone loves pandas.

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Zombie Strippers

“They’re strippers.” “They’re zombies.” “No, they’re zombie strippers!” I’ll put this in the same category as Machine Girl. A funny, sometimes slow moving, fringe-horror-comedy-spoof movie. Decent entertainment. Not safe for kiddies.

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Smiley Face

A day in the life of a pot head, played by Anna Faris. It’s not funny. Not even entertaining. Perhaps it would have been better if I was a pothead.

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The Machine Girl

A Japanese movie about a girl who is orphaned by a mob family. In the process she loses one of her hands. A mechanic and his wife take her in and build weapons that fit on her stump a la Evil Dead so that she may get revenge. The special effects are intentionally exaggerated and […]

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Be Kind Rewind

Jack Black and Mos Def play Jerry and Mike, 2 best friends who are probably just a wee bit simple. Mike works in a video store (that only rents VHS tapes) and Jerry doesn’t seem to do much of anything. One night while attempting to sabotage the local transformer sub-station, Jerry gets electrocuted and as […]

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Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade

Not really the last.

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Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

Yet more adventure! What did you have for supper? I had snake surprise, gourmet beetles, eyeball soup, and chilled monkey brains for desert. Yummy!

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Raiders of the Lost Ark

Now that I’ve seen the latest Indiana Jones movie and both Romancing the Stone and Jewel of the Nile, I feel I would be remiss if I didn’t revisit the Indiana Jones series. What an adventurous weekend!

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