Archive for February, 2010

The Cake Eaters

The Cake Eaters focuses on the interaction between two dysfunctional families living in a small town. Bruce Dern plays Easy, the patriarch of the Kimbrough family. His wife has just died a slow death from diabetes, his eldest son, Guy, has returned from being out of touch for three years while he tried to become […]

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Surrogates

Bruce Willis is an FBI agent in an alternate reality. In this world people no longer leave their homes or interact with other people. They sit in “stim chairs” and control surrogate robots. Interesting action movie. Worth watching.

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The Book of Eli

Denzel Washington plays Eli, a man who has been walking for 30 years, ever since the world was destroyed by a great war. He carries with him a book that he guards against anything that will prevent him from completing his mission. It’s a decent action movie with a satisfying ending. Worth watching.

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Whiteout

Kate Beckinsale is a US Marshall stationed at a research base at the south pole. Just before a big storm and 6 months of darkness (of course) there are a series of murders. This is the typical thriller set in an isolated environment. Decent movie but nothing special.

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Brief Interviews with Hideous Men

This is a very strange movie. It’s one of those movies where you spend the whole time trying to figure out what’s going on, assuming there’s going to be an “a-ha!” moment at the end, and then there isn’t. A graduate student deals with a breakup by interviewing various men. That’s about it. The men […]

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Bandslam

After moving to a new school Will Burton finds himself as the manager of a rock band made up of the school’s less popular kids. After hard work, a few music montages, and the usual teenage misunderstandings that threaten to derail the entire movie, the underdog band makes it to the state-wide Bandslam competition. I […]

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The Invention of Lying

Set in a world where there is no such thing as lying, where everybody is brutally honest, Ricky Gervais plays Mark – the first man to tell a lie. He soon learns that being the only person able to lie gives him enormous power. To his credit, after using his skills to get rich, he […]

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The Six Wives of Henry Lefay

This movie just goes to show that having an all-star cast (Elisha Cuthbert, Tim Allen, Andie MacDowell, Jenna Elfman, Edward Hermann, Eric Christian Olsen, Chris Klein, Larry Miller) does not a good movie make. Elisha Cuthbert plays Barbie, the daughter of Henry Lefay (Tim Allen). Henry is serial husband – he can’t stop getting married, […]

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Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

This movie didn’t do very well in the theatre where I work so I stayed away from it. My fiancee saw it and insisted that I see it too. I’m glad I did. Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs is a fun movie with surprisingly witty humour… and it has the voice talents of Mr. […]

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