Archive for August, 2009

Push

People with special powers are hunted by the government. Think X Men without all the comic book sugar-coating. ‘Splosiony goodness.

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Itty Bitty Titty Committee

A movie about a group of young, angry female activists. Pass.

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Last Chance Harvey

The sloooooooooowest movie in the world. It’s a romantic comedy for octogenarians. It put me to sleep. Twice. Pass.

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Sun cheung sau (Sniper)

A Chinese movie about a group of elite police snipers who have to hunt down one of their own who has gone renegade.

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Funny People

Surprisingly, it’s not a funny movie. It’s good, just not funny.

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The Unborn

This has got to be one of the most ridiculous horror movies ever. Most horror movies have a niche – this one has almost every horrom movie element you could imagine. The plot goes something like this: Natzis used to perform experiments on fraternal twins because “twins are human mirrors” (which makes no sense because […]

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Adventureland

Set in 1987, this is a coming-of-age story about a group of college students who find themselves working at a theme park named Adventureland for the summer. Decent, if a little dark.

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Love N’ Dancing

While I was watching this movie I got a very strong “wholesome made-for-tv” vibe. It also felt like the main character, Jake – a deaf man, was actually being played by a deaf man. I was wrong on both counts. But a little more research turned up something a little more interesting. The man who […]

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The Prince & Me

Another Julia Stiles classic.

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St. Trinians

A remake of the 1954 Belles of St. Trinians. St. Trinians is a very liberal all-girls boarding school. It’s described as a school for anarchists. When the establishment tries to shut them down the girls rally to save their school. Actually quite good. It even has ‘splosions.

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Snow Angels

A depressing movie about a single mother whose 4 year old daughter wanders off and drowns. Pass.

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Elsewhere

A thriller about a girl who is kidnapped and taken “elsewhere”. Dumb.

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Irish Jam

A down-on-his-luck wanna-be rapper from L.A. wins the deed to an Irish Pub in a contest. He travels to Ireland to claim his prize and make a quick buck but soon becomes attached to the small village and it’s residents. A little on the silly side but still entertaining.

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EuroTrip

A group of teenagers take a trip through Europe to find the true love of one of the group. I could watch this movie over and over again – it’s hilarious.

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A Guy Thing

Another Julia Stiles classic.

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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

This is a live-action version of a kids show and it’s awesome!

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10 Things I Hate About You

Teenage romance based on The Taming of the Shrew. Julia Stiles and the late Heath Ledger. Classic.

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Cry of the Owl

Julia Stiles plays Jenny, a woman who becomes the obsession of Robert, a depressed and recently divorced man. When Jenny’s ex-boyfriend goes missing, Robert become the prime suspect. As the movie progresses it becomes evident that nothing is as it seems. This movie tries to be unique but falls short of the mark. Pass.

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Frozen River

A down on her luck single mother meets a trouble native woman. After a few rocky run ins they become partners smuggling illegal aliens from Canada into the States. The local native reserve has the unique feature that it straddles the border and that neither country has jurisdiction there. The two women make their runs […]

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Fix

This movie was shot in a documentary style. It follows a day in the life of a drug addict as his brother and girlfriend try to raise the $5,000 needed to get him into rehab. It’s an interesting look into another world.

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