Archive for December, 2008

Transporter 3

An awesome action movie in an Audi A8. ‘Splosions!

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The Best Man

Romantic comedy. The best man falls in love with the bride. Adequate.

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The Baker

A great romantic comedy movie about a hitman who moves to the country and poses as a baker to escape his old life. The villagers know that he’s a hitman but the hitman doesn’t know that the villagers know that he’s a hitman. Some of the villagers have people they want wacked so they order […]

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Surviving My Mother

Yay Canadian movies! This is a dark comedy about a daughter, mother and grandmother who have rocky relationships with each other. We pick up the story when the grandmother dies of cancer prompting the mother to want to get to know her daughter better. It turns out that the daughter (Caroline Dhavernas a la Paschendaele) […]

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Passengers

Anne Hathaway sees dead people! Not worth the time investment.

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The Painted Veil

Ed Norton and Naomi Watts star in this self produced movie. Apparently they believed in it enough to invest their own money. Ed plays a doctor who drags his unwilling wife (Naomi) to backwoods China to help with a cholera outbreak in the 1920’s. Touching, sad, and moving… it made me all verklempt.

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Bangkok Dangerous

Nicholas Cage plays a hit man who is doing the “last big job before getting out”. And we all know that never works. He starts breaking all his rules which is eventually his downfall. He hires an assistant and falls in love with a deaf girl. Anyone who watches movies knows that the deaf girls […]

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The Long Weekend

A typical romantic comedy. One uptight brother is pushed along through the dating world by his playboy older brother. Nothing memorable, pass.

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Manhattan Murder Mystery

The last time I posted a Woody Allen movie I got a request for more Woody Allen content – so here it is. (There should be some more in the near future.) The story was good, just what I expected, but more and more I’m starting to hate Diane Keaton. She’s too frantic and whiny. […]

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No Man’s Land: The Rise of Reeker

A horror movie with an interesting take on the genre. Imagine a cross between The Hitcher, Twin Peaks, and Friday the 13th. A group of locals and strangers become trapped in a time/space bubble at a roadside motel/diner/gas station in the middle of the desert. They are hunted by Reeker, a mysterious employee of Death. […]

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The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2

I never saw the original but I suspect it’s very similar to the sequel. Four friends have to spend the summer apart and so they find a pair of “magical” jeans that fit them all perfectly. Then they mail this pair of jeans back and forth with a letter detailing all the “magical” things these […]

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The Prince & Me 3: A Royal Honeymoon

The third movie in the series with none of the original cast and none of the original charm. Pass.

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Primer

This movie will give your mind an exercise. Two entrepreneurial engineers inadvertently create a crude time-machine. If you thought time-travel got confusing in normal movies, it’s extra mind-bending in this movie. One of the main reasons is that you don’t realize you’ve been in the middle of a time-travel riddle until it’s too late. I’m […]

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Strictly Sexual

Two women roommates hire two out-of-work construction workers to live in their pool house and service them. Things evolve and then it’s not strictly sexual anymore. Pass.

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How About You

Surprisingly good. A young woman, Ellie, unsure of what she’s doing with her life, finds herself working as a caregiver in her sister’s rural nursing home. Through a series of unforeseen events she finds herself running the home over the Christmas holidays, left with only the most difficult, dysfunctional residents. As you can probably guess […]

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Feast

A decent horror movie. It’s gimmick is a series of on-screen bio’s as each character is introduced. If you’re looking for a horror movie that’s not painfully cliche to watch, this is it.

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Four Christmases

A typical holiday movie. Most of the movie is fairly funny but the ending falls flat on it’s face. It’s as though someone forgot to write the ending and they had to improv one while they were shooting.

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The Strangers

Typical horror/thriller. Adequately tense and scary. Poor story. Unoriginal. Pass.

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Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead

Two brothers with personal/money problems hatch a plan to rob their parent’s jewelery store. Everything goes wrong and that is what we get to watch. It sounds terrible but it’s actually pretty good. It’s not a feel-good movie by any stretch of the imagination but it’s a good story and it keeps you interested. The […]

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Stuck

Oh my god, this is a terrible movie. I can’t believe someone actually gave someone else money so they could make this pile of crap. And to make matters worse it’s based on a true story. A young lady (Mena Suvari) does a hit-and-run, the homeless man she hit gets stuck in her windshield, and […]

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