Archive for September, 2008

Eagle Eye

A decent cyber-terrorist thriller by Spielberg. ‘Splosions-a-plenty.

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Scenes of a Sexual Nature

Perhaps the most badly named film ever made. This is one of those movies that is made up of short stories about different couples as they spend the day in Hampstead Heath.  It’s not about sex at all, it’s about relationships: there’s the gay couple deciding whether or not to have kids, a recently divorced […]

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Death Race

Death Race is a remake/re-imagining of the 1975 classic: Death Race 2000. I’ve been a big fan of the original since I was a little guy so I was excited to see what they would do with this one.  In the past I’ve ranted about film companies dropping the ball when remaking old classics but […]

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Who Loves the Sun

I do! Yay Canadian movies! Three friends reunite at a cottage after being estranged for 5 years. I think I liked this movie so much because I spent many of my childhood summers at a cottage that looked remarkably like the one in this movie. Watching Who Loves the Sun took me back to those […]

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Event Horizon

Event Horizon is the scariest movie I’ve seen in a long time. I saw this with Christina many years ago when it came out in the theatres and it scared the bejesus out of me. I decided to watch it again, 10 years later, to see if it still scared me. It does. A rescue […]

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Righteous Kill

You would think that any movie with Robert De Niro and Al Pacino would be amazing. You would be wrong. This is a cop movie where the cops are worse than the bad guys they’re trying to catch. The movie is dark, dirty, hard to follow, and not really that interesting. Pass.

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The Women

Holy estrogen Batman! It’s not too bad a movie. I could do with a little less hysteria, less screaming, and fewer hissy-fits, but decent enough on the whole. One interesting thing about The Women is that there are no men in it. Not a single man appears on-screen during the entire movie. Nowhere. Not even […]

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Burn After Reading

I keep wanting to label this “a comedy of errors” but that’s not quite right. It’s more like “a comedy of morons”. A few years back there was another Coen brothers’ movie named Intolerable Cruelty that was very similar in feel to this one. I loved the movie because all of the characters were just […]

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Tropic Thunder

I don’t know what to say. I expected a giant piece of crap from these guys (Ben Stiller, Jack Black, Robert Downey Jr.) but it wasn’t that bad. It wasn’t that good either. There’s no way it should have the (current) IMDb rating of 7.8. Adequate.

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My First Wedding

A less then average romantic comedy. A young man is mistaken for a priest by the beautiful woman. In order to get to know her he keeps up the act, ends up falling in love, can’t figure out ho to tell her the truth without losing everything, blah blah blah, happily ever after. Pass.

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Mirrors

You know that scene in ever horror movie where the victim closes the medicine cabinet door and there’s suddenly a bad guy just behind them and the audience screams? It turns out you can make entire movie out of that. There are people trapped in the mirrors of an old burned out department store which […]

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Traitor

Another terrorist/political commentary/action/thriller. I don’t care for these types of movies but there are lots of ‘splosions.

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Ninja Cheerleaders

I like ninjas. I like cheerleaders. It turns out I also like ninja cheerleaders. This movie follows three friends in prep-school. These best friends are on the cheerleading team, they are trained ninjas and go on evening “assignments”, and they also work in a strip club to earn money to pay for their ivy-league college […]

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The House Bunny

Stooooooopid. I spent the entire movie checking my watch.

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The Promotion

Two grocery store assistant managers compete for the manager position of a new store. They each attempt to sabotage the other and the typical hi-jinks ensue. Both characters are idiots and don’t inspire any empathy. Pass.

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The Life Before Her Eyes

What?!? I watched this and didn’t know what was going on. Then I read all the plot summaries on the ‘net and I was more confused than ever. Apparently it’s based on a book. Pass.

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Finding Amanda

A man with a gambling/drinking/drug problem is sent to Vegas by his family to rescue his niece who has become a hooker. It turns out that the niece has a much healthier lifestyle than the uncle and she ends up rescuing him. Matthew Broderick is annoying. Pass.

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The Babysitters

An enterprising high-school girl becomes a madam for “babysitters”. Imagine a cross between Hustle & Flow and These Girls. It’s hard to be a pimp. Pass.

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Music Within

It’s based on a true story! The story of Richard Pimentel, a public speaker who was a driving force behind the disabled-rights movement of the 70’s ad 80’s. Although it’s based on something not funny and deals with a lot of serious issues, the movie is entertaining, moving, and hilarious. I’m a big fan of […]

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Feast of Love

I don’t think this is a real genre but it’s the best way I can describe this movie: epic romantic comedy. The movie follows the love stories of four couples, ranging from teenagers to an elderly couple. It’s got Morgan Freeman so it’s definitely worth watching.

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