Archive for October, 2009

This Is It

The behind-the-scenes look at the final performance that never was. It’s a very well made, entertaining documentary. If you like MJ’s music even a little bit, you should watch this movie – even the rehearsal footage is amazing.

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Couples Retreat

Four couples find themselves on a marriage counselling vacation. Funny, worth the admission price.

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The Craft

The classic high school witch movie. It stands the test of time.

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Seventh Moon

A supernatural horror movie set in rural China. Shot in the style of Cloverfield. I spent most of it checking my watch. It moves waaaaaay tooooooo sloooooooow.

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The Ice Storm

Two neighbouring dysfunctional Connecticut families in the 60’s sleep with each other during an ice storm. Dumb. I recommend you not watch this.

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Zombieland

They’re in the ass-kicking business… and business is good! Woody Harrelson leads a group of misfits as they travel across the country after the zombie-pocolyspe. Each of the characters has their own agenda, but Woody’s character probably has the simplest: to find a Twinkie. This movie was created to do two things: 1) Provide an […]

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Knowing

Nicholas Cage runs around trying to save the world and looking haggard. I wouldn’t bother.

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Pandorum

A psychotic deep-space thriller. Excellent. It reminded me of Event Horizon. Well worth watching.

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Melinda and Melinda

A Woody Allen film. The same characters and circumstances are spun into two different stories: a tragedy and a comedy. I found it tedious… but I find most of Woody Allen’s movies tedious.

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Fireflies in the Garden

A dysfunctional family must learn to cope with the sudden loss of the one family member that held them all together. The cast list is fairly impressive: Julia Roberts, Willem Dafoe, Ryan Reynolds, and Carrie-Anne Moss. Acceptable.

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Julie & Julia

The movie base on the book of the same name, based on the real-life stores of Julia Child and Julie Powell. I haven’t read the book but The Lovely Christina has and she assures me it’s terrible. The movie, on the other hand, is wonderful. The Lovely Christina says that the movie fills in critical […]

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W.

Yup, he’s an idiot.

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Killshot

Ever wonder what Diane Lane, Tom Jane, and Mickey Rourke do when they’re not making romantic comedies, superhero movies, or comeback films? This is the story of a world weary hitman who is trying to create a pretege while tying up some loose ends (Diane Lane and Tom Jane). Nothing special but adequately entertaining.

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Bring It On: Fight to the Finish

They’ve promised that this is the last installment in the Bring It On series. And that’s a good thing. How many times can we watch the same movie with a different cast and a different setting? Even though it’s not a very good movie I give it a pass because of the high cheerleader content.

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The Water Horse

This is a children’s movie about young boy living in rural Scotland during WW2 who discovers a magical water horse (Loch Ness monster) egg. It reminded me of Bedknobs and Broomsticks and The Sound of Music in that the effects of the war were a major part of the plot. Good movie.

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The Man in the Moon

Reese Witherspoon’s first movie. It’s a coming-of-age story about a young girl in the ’50’s. I enjoyed it.

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