Archive for August, 2009

Exit Speed

A group of passengers on a bus is terrorized by a nomad biker gang. After some exciting driving they find themselves hunkered down in a junkyard where they use whatever they can find to defend themselves. The motley crew each have unique talents that come in handy against the big bad bikers. It’s a good […]

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Fur: An imaginary Portrait of Diane Arbus

The strange story about Diane Arbus, a socialite and the wife of a prominent photographer. She meets a dying circus performer and becomes entranced with his world of r “unusual” circus folk.

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Bride Wars

An hour and a half of two whiny women being mean to each other. Pass.

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Watchmen

Epic superhero movie. Very long and very dark. A little light on action and heavy on drama.

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Crank: High Voltage

Wow. The first Crank pushed the limits of believability. This second installment makes absolutely no attempt to stick to reality. This time around Chelios’ heart has been stolen and replaced with an artificial one with a one hour battery. This means that he has to find different ways to “charge” himself every hour. It’s not […]

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The Outsiders

A story about the rivalry between the the kids from the wrong side of the tracks and the kids from the “good” neighbourhood. It’s interesting to see young versions of Matt Dillon, Tom Cruise, Patrick Swayze, Rob Lowe, Emilio Estevez, and Diane Lane.

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Dadnapped

Disney TV movie. Not up to the usual Disney standards. Pass.

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New in Town

A big city executive is sent to small-town America to downsize a factory but ends up falling in love with the locals and becomes a better person for it. Predictable. Pass.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

What is there to say about the latest installment of the Harry Potter series? It follows the book fairly well. It’s getting a little darker as the kids get older and have to deal with more serious problems. I enjoyed it.

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Goal!

A story about an under-privileged soccer player who finds himself playing in the big leagues for Newcastle United. Decent sports movie.

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The Proposal

Decent romantic comedy. Anything with Betty White is bound to be a good movie.

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