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Typical Hollywood Trash

Posted : 11 years, 2 months ago on 24 October 2006 01:48 (A review of War of the Worlds)

Hollywood Blockbusters like this are main reason why I find myself looking more for independent releases. This movie had so much potential because it had an excellent book to back it as well as Spielberg, but two things ruined it: Tom Cruise, and major plot holes.

-Why did camcorder still work after electo-magnetic blast took out everything else?
-How come only Tom Cruise's mechanic (and entire army) are only people that knew how to fix cars after the electro-magnetic blast?
-Why do people run in straight lines down the road when being chased by alien spider-bots?
-How come a crashed airliner managed to take out the entire neighborhood, but the holy minivan didnt even get a scratch?
-The world is ending, everyone you know is dead, so why is everyone walking calmly in large groups to unknown destination without panic?
-Tom Cruise is the only one in a large US crowd with a gun? come on.

Then my brain really started hurting, so i just couldnt comprehend the rest, or even TRY to explain it. red stuff everywhere? then some typical army rah-rah stuff, then something about a pedophile, then humans being harvested, then you have the cheezy ending of re-uniting loves ones (i guess Boston didnt get attacked since everyone was still at home) and to wrap up the invasion story-line, something about birds killing the aliens.

Ah well, at least they didnt upload a virus via USB port of an Apple laptop, like they did in Independence Day. LOL.

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Funniest Movie Ever...

Posted : 11 years, 3 months ago on 21 October 2006 01:07 (A review of The Big Lebowski)

It's hard to say that about a comedy since everyone is different, but to me, the Big Lebowski is the funniest movie ever made.

I laugh so hard it hurts, each time i see it.

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Great soul-searching movie

Posted : 11 years, 3 months ago on 20 October 2006 09:50 (A review of 25th Hour)

If you had 24hours left before you had to go to jail for a long time, what would you do? Which friends would stick by you? What about your girlfriend who you suspect had a hand in getting you arrested?

This movie explores all that, in a movie style that only Spike Lee can deliver. It had me riveted all the way to the ending, which I must say, is absolutely unexecpted but also probably one of the best endings for a movie. This movie has so many layers, so many depths, and such incredible character development. A nice hidden gem of a movie.

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Brilliant satirical comedy about the Col

Posted : 11 years, 3 months ago on 20 October 2006 07:48 (A review of Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

Not having grown up in the black & white era, I can't say I'm normally a fan of old classics, yet this movie compelled me. It's one of the most satirical black comedy I've ever seen, dealing with a topic that was very sensitive to people at the time; Nuclear War with the USSR.

It centres around a US General that has lost his sanity and single-handedly issues a code to all the B-52 bombers in the air to head towards their prime targets inside the USSR to drop nukes, and then commands them to shut down all communications.

The suspense builds as the US president, his top General played by a brilliantly funny George C. Scott, and the chiefs of staff, as well as the Russian ambassador, are trying everything in their power to establish communications with the planes, and failing that, to plan for full scale nuclear war.

This is quite easily Kubrick's greatest comedy, and examines the consequences if we give too much power to leaders that are all too often insane.

I highly recommend this to everyone, no matter your age. In some ways, it applies to present day warmongering of nations just as much as it did back during the Cold War era.

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Racing flick, with heart

Posted : 11 years, 3 months ago on 18 October 2006 07:13 (A review of Days of Thunder)

You've got to respect a movie that can make NASCAR look watchable. The chemistry between Nicole Kidman and Tom Cruise was great in this movie, the racing footage was top notch and filmed at actual NASCAR events, and the story was compelling enough, although a bit of a cookie-cutter formula to it.

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One of best comedies ever made

Posted : 11 years, 3 months ago on 4 October 2006 07:23 (A review of Office Space)

A hilarious comedy, especially for anyone who's been in an office environment. The plot centres around a company with disgruntled workers that hate their jobs, their boss, and on top of it all, consultants are brought in to trim employee count and to outsource all the work. It's one of those comedies that you'll remember forever, and find yourself repeating many of its punch lines to your friends.

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