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Pure Trash

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 28 November 2006 06:38 (A review of Where The Truth Lies)

We all know that Kevin Bacon is a has-been wash-up these days, but it suprised me to see Colin Firth join him in this mess of a film. Alison Lohman is typically painful to watch, but after a dull dry start, with the occasional explicit sex scenes (wife looked at me like I rented a porno), I'm glad I skipped to the end and found out what the whole 'murder mystery' plot line was, (and it has a sick GAY twist to it at the end) so I could just shut off the film and not waste 2hrs of my life on such crap.

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One of funniest movies ever

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 28 November 2006 05:40 (A review of DedictvĂ­ aneb Kurvahosigutntag)

What makes a foreign-language film a great comedy? If you can show it to your english-speaking friends, no subtitles, and they still laugh their heads off most of the way thru.

Actors are amazing, there's plenty of raunchy humor and sex, and the plot line is priceless. Bolek plays a slacker who lives with his aunt in the Czech countryside. His day usually consists of arguing with the goat, drinking, flirting with the local pub waitress, and drinking with his equally-slacking friends. So it came to the village's surprise when one day, an expensive car and drives up to Bolek's house, and a guy informs him that he inherited a ton of money. Filled with joy, Bolek goes on a spending spree like you wouldnt believe. He throws money at a Prague prostitute to come back with him to his village and be his girlfriend, much to the dismay of the local pub waitress, and the spending spree tops off when he buys an amusement park so all his local buds can get drunk in the village and go on merry-go-rounds all day long. I mean, any movie where a guy uses his new-found riches to buy an amusement park is a winner flick. LOL

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Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 24 November 2006 03:36 (A review of Underworld: Evolution)

Thrilling, riveting, atmospheric, sexy. Not quite as good as the first, but new monsters and more over-the-top action scenes make this a worthy sequel.

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hard to watch

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 24 November 2006 03:25 (A review of 16 Blocks (2006))

Being a fan of Bruce Willis, I must admit this is one of my least favorite roles he's done. If you're an aging action star, best to swtich to dramatic or even comic roles (like he did in Whole Nine Yards). Playing an old aging rundown cop, I don't know, it just didnt feel right.

The thrill/suspense factor was decent, but the plot line is too regurgitated - typical 'evil corrupt cops conspiracy trying to silence a witness'. come on, why go thru such extreme measures, if the witness is going to a trial to give testimony vs corrupt cops, why entrust him into police custody in the first place? Just beat him down in jail like they do now.

But what made me give this movie a low grade is the ANNOYING Mos Def. Man, am I the only one that would rather hear the sounds of two cats fighting, or an annoying beagle howling, than to hear his voice? And I'm not talking about the stutter of the character (that was annoying enough), I'm talking about the whinning nassal voice of his. ugh!

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Great Canuck Comedy

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 24 November 2006 05:33 (A review of Going the Distance)

Take the teen raunchy humor of 'American Pie' and mix in the cross-the-country feel of 'Vacation', then throw in Canadian actors and make them cross Canada in an RV and you have 'Going the Distance'. A fun watch.

The humor is raunchy, the girls are slutty, and you get the see all of Canada, from the mountains of BC, the plains of the prairies, the craziness that is Toronto and Montreal, and finish off at the Atlantic coast.

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Milton rocks!

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 23 November 2006 02:00 (A review of Office Space)


"And I said, I don't care if they lay me off either, because I told, I told Bill that if they move my desk one more time, then, then I'm, I'm quitting, I'm going to quit. And, and I told Don too, because they've moved my desk four times already this year, and I used to be over by the window, and I could see the squirrels, and they were married, but then, they switched from the Swingline to the Boston stapler, but I kept my Swingline stapler because it didn't bind up as much, and I kept the staples for the Swingline stapler and it's not okay because if they take my stapler then I'll set the building on fire... "

best quote of the movie. LOL

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Legendary bank robber

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 12 November 2006 05:20 (A review of Stander)

To be honest, I never heard of Andre Stander, but in South Africa, this guy was a legend. He was a top-rated cop, but after realizing that 'white people can get away with anything' during the apertheid years, he began robbing banks. But the style this guy did it in, stealing from banks during his lunch hour working as a cop, and even returning back to scene of crime a few hours later as a detective, this guy was intense.

What makes this one of my favorite bank heist films is not how a good cop becomes one of the greatest bank robbers of all time, its that this is all based on true events. I highly recommend this movie for any fan of bank heist flicks, or action films in general.

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Hidden Gem

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 9 November 2006 04:38 (A review of Zero Effect)

Wow. How come this movie never found an audience? It is one of Pullman's finest performances, but the storyline and twists are what make this movie so good. You'll be left guessing and trying to unravel the mystery of this crime-comedy-whodunnit all the way to the end. Highly recommended for any fans of crime/mystery movies, with plenty of funny moments thrown into the mix. The comedy is a bit more dry style of humor, similar to many of Bill Murray's recent flicks, such as Lost in Translation, Broken Flowers, or The Life Aquatic.

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Great crime movie from the UK

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 7 November 2006 06:42 (A review of Layer Cake)

Daniel Craig (the new James Bond actor) stars in this film has a great story line, lots of memorable scenes and characters, awesome quotes, and a certain 'coolness' factor to it that usually only Guy Ritchie and Quentin Tarantino flicks can achieve.

The plot starts off relatively simple, with 1 million ecstasy pills being stolen by Duke from Amsterdam and attempted to be dumped into XXXX's territory (Daniel is unnamed in the film, hence the XXXX). Sensing something is not right, XXXX tries to give this deal a pass, but its already too late as the boss from Amsterdam has already sent out a hitman on Duke and everyone associated with him. Then throw in 2 or 3 subplots to the mix, and several double-crosses and triple-crosses, and you have yourself one great movie.

This movie needs more exposure here in North America. It could get quite a following, similar to how Tarantino and Ritchie films get, if only people knew about it.

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Jim Carrey at his best

Posted : 13 years, 4 months ago on 7 November 2006 06:27 (A review of Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind)

I dont know who won the oscars during the year of this film's release, but Jim Carrey should've got 'Best Actor' Oscar for this film. The story revolves around Joel who, eager to erase all traces of his ex-love Clementine from his memories, undergoes an experimental procedure to do just that: erase all memories of Clementine. But while he's under, he notices even all his good memories of Clementine start dissappearing, and the movie follows him from memory to memory as he tries his best to hold on to them before all traces of her are wiped out. Beautiful story, perfect acting from both Carrey and Winslet, and a movie that sticks with you longer after you've watched it.

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