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    Baby Mama

    What you would expect. Not that great. Not that funny, Was pretty bored during it. On the plus side I recognized a signer from the soundtrack and I am torrenting his new CD so that is always good. An artist named Zach Gill from a band called A.L.O. (Animal Liberation Orchestra) and he also plays the keyboard and a few other instruments on Jack Johnson's last CD. Hoping it is good so that watching Baby Mama wasn't a complete waste.

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    Taxi Driver

    I didn't know what to expect going into this movie. I knew he was deranged but I didn't know it was going to be that crazy. This was the first time I have seen DeNiro in a movie from the 70's. He looks very young. I could only picture him in his more recent comedy films and that is a far cry from the character in this movie.

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    I watched Shoot 'Em Up over the weekend.

    I also lost 20, maybe 30 IQ points while watching said movie.

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    Watched Monster's Ball because, well, I was extremely bored and thought watching Halle Berry squirming around naked was as good of a way to pass the time as anything.

    Surprisingly, I liked the overall film a lot better this time around - didn't remember caring for it all that much the first time, other than said Halle Berry moments.
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    from the last couple weeks...



    Hamlet 2 ... B
    i went in with rock bottom expectations because i wasn't very amused by the trailer and i walked out pleasantly surprised. both catherine keener and amy poehler were under-utilized. as was elisabeth shue - all three were enjoyable though when on screen. david arquette -- why? i'm not entirely convinced steve coogan can carry a movie - i've gone back and forth. the songs are oddly unfunny. but i think the best part of the movie involved the drama critic from whom coogan desperately seeks both advice and approval.


    Tropic Thunder ... B+
    i'd rank this a little above Pineapple Express though i enjoyed danny mcbride more in PE. ben stiller (who has a habbit of really annoying me) wasn't as annoying as i expected. jack black on the other hand did really annoy me. the groups that are protesting this film are retarded (both literally and figuratively.) what they object to is clearly satire - not taking cheap shots at the mentally handicapped - but about Hollywood and actors and method, etc. RDJ was nothing short of amazing and tom cruise has a remarkably funny cameo.


    Traitor ... B-
    despite the protagonist being an american muslim, this is a fairly by the numbers action/thriller. it is solid for what it is (don cheadle, guy pearce and saïd taghmaoui are good.) but even a semi-sentient being can unravel the plot within the first 10 minutes. it also doesn't really seem to know what it wants to be - some of this was explained during a Q&A that followed the screening with writer/director jeffrey nachmanoff and pearce but that still doesn't fix the actual movie.


    Vicky Cristina Barcelona ... B
    i haven't watched any of woody allen's recent offerings -- mainly because, starting in the 90s with stuff like deconstructing harry and small time crooks, woody started sucking. hardcore. and i have watched very little from him. i didn't have a lot of interest in seeing this one but went because it was free. the narrator was obscenely annoying - very intrusive. that being said, it was certainly the most enjoyable thing woody allen has done in the last 15 years (although friends insist i watch match point as well as sweet & lowdown.) scarlett johansson still can't act. javier bardem and penelope cruz definitely can. actually it is easy to see how terrible this movie could have been without those two (specifically javier) in their roles.


    Transsiberian ... A-
    this is a fairly limited release that caught my eye specifically because of director brad anderson. having enjoyed his film the machinist with christian bale i decided to check it out and wasn't disappointed. quite influenced by hitchcock. emily mortimer is great. kingsley is solid.




    i think elegy might be up next.

    also if i see either the lakeland terrace or what just happened trailers again i'll start punching puppies.
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    Things we lost in the Fire

    Thought Del Toro was good.

    Still not sure about the movie.

    Thought it was ok

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    This was the first time I have seen DeNiro in a movie from the 70's. He looks very young. I could only picture him in his more recent comedy films and that is a far cry from the character in this movie.
    That's borderline felonious. And I really hope it doesn't include Godfather II. The other two must-sees are Raging Bull and Deer Hunter. People seem to dig Mean Streets, too, but I just saw it for the first time recently and was overwhelmingly underwhelmed. I guess Scorsese did some camera work and a few other revolutionary things that are worth noting...but since they aren't particularly unusual now, it really didn't impress me. The story is pretty dull, DeNiro is pretty annoying and the ending is pretty dumb. Harvey Keitel and some toplessness were really the only things I enjoyed.

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    Vicky Cristina Barcelona ... B
    i haven't watched any of woody allen's recent offerings -- mainly because, starting in the 90s with stuff like deconstructing harry and small time crooks, woody started sucking. hardcore. and i have watched very little from him. i didn't have a lot of interest in seeing this one but went because it was free. the narrator was obscenely annoying - very intrusive. that being said, it was certainly the most enjoyable thing woody allen has done in the last 15 years (although friends insist i watch match point as well as sweet & lowdown.) scarlett johansson still can't act. javier bardem and penelope cruz definitely can. actually it is easy to see how terrible this movie could have been without those two (specifically javier) in their roles.
    Match Point is very good. The first hour actually sorta sucks, but that's sort of necessary to the overall feel of the film so don't be put off. I also actually just saw Scoop a few weeks ago though and, yeah, feel free to skip that one. I like Woody in general (Crimes and Misdemeanors is his best, IMO) so I didn't hate it and it had it's clever moments, but it was definitely in the Small Time Crooks, Jade Scorpion and Hollywood Ending category of "meh."
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    Watched a bunch of movies in the last couple of days.

    Reds
    I thought this was superb. I've never cared for Warren Beatty outside of Bonnie and Clyde, but I hafta say I was very impressed with his direction on this film. He does a lot of subtle things to show the failings of organized socialism. Diane Keaton is rather good and even though he has a small role for him, this might be one of Jack Nicholson's best performances.

    Wall Street
    Saw it like 10 years ago. Still good. And if nothing else, it gave us that great scene from Hot Shots Part Deux.

    The Painted Veil
    Not bad. Not great. Rather melodramatic and predictable, but anything with Ed Norton and Naomi Watts can't be that bad. I also enjoy Toby Jones.

    Casablanca
    Yup...still the best movie ever.

    Notorious
    Watching it now. Probably my third favorite Hitchcock after Vertigo and Strangers on a Train.
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    When I get home I will get Raging Bull and Deer Hunter going on the computer.

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    Saw it like 10 years ago. Still good. And if nothing else, it gave us that great scene from Hot Shots Part Deux.
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    Watching it now. Probably my third favorite Hitchcock after Vertigo and Strangers on a Train.
    you'd probably enjoy transsiberian then. reminded me a bit of strangers and part of it kind of like a twisted lady vanishes.
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    Watched Monty Python and the Holy Grail - was in Borders and decided this was another VHS to replace.

    DVD is actually a 2-disc set. It has a few extras but nothing too remarkable IMO. There are a few additional minutes in the film, some add to it, some don't.

    The biggest advantage - it took seeing a DVD to realize that the residents of Castle Anthrax are wearing nearly transparent clothes - never knew that from the tape.

    Still part of my trilogy of great movies with The Princess Bride & Labyrinth. And in its way, more factually correct than Braveheart.
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    Gone Baby Gone.

    A reasonably capable crime drama that lost its power towards the end ...
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    I watched Shoot 'Em Up over the weekend.

    I also lost 20, maybe 30 IQ points while watching said movie.
    But I'm sure you had fun Should try Hot Fuzz too if you liked it.
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    The Babe

    been a while since I watched this movie. It was on TV while I was at work so I caught most of it. Still a great bio flick.

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    Jackass 2

    Still hilarious.

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    Angels in the outfield with Danny Glover in it.

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    Shawshank Redemption

    I probably watched it before...but could not remember it...so after hearing so many wonderful reviews...i went for it...wasn't disappointed indeed...

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    I felt bad for the main characters in the movie...for their lack of...characteristics...they all seemed like losers...

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    "Monster"

    I wasn't all that thrilled with Charlize's performance. I never really found it all that believable. Yeah, they made her look less than appealing. Yeah, she apparently put on a couple of pounds for the role. Yeah, she peppered her vocabulary with some F-bombs and several "C'mon man" and several derivatives all ending in "man". ...Probably some colored contacts too... and those teeth...
    Still, I just didn't buy her character as 'real'.

    I thought the pacing of the movie left something to be desired.
    This felt like a TV movie of the week more than anything. It's another one of those movies where I feel a better movie was in there but they just didn't get it to the screen.

    I don't mean to totally trash the movie, it's not terrible by any stretch.... I'd just heard several good things about it and my expectations were a little too high going in.

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    Aliens SE...now I get the Hicks reference (I'd forgotten about Cpl Hicks).

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    Juno

    Might be a little late in watching it, but it was a solid movie anyway.
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    Rio Bravo
    I had just seen El Dorado a few months ago. Yup, pretty much the same movie. And much like my theory on Snatch vs. Lock Stock, I saw El Dorado first so I think I like it better.

    The Beach
    I'd seen pieces before but actually sat down and watched the whole thing. Sorta wish I hadn't.

    Lawrence of Arabia
    This is just a superb film. It's funny thinking about the perception you have about a film that you've heard about/been meaning to watch your whole life versus the actuality of watching it. Without fail, for me, the movie is always completely different than what you expected -- not so much in quality or anything, but just in tone, feel and presentation. I can see a lot of people thinking Larry of Arabia is dull and slow (I mean, it is like 215 minutes), but I thought it was just beautifully done in every way: cinematography, score, pacing, characters, everything. And the acting performances are stellar across the board...O'Toole is great, Omar Sharif is perfect, and Alec Guiness and Claude Rains are both brilliant as always. I have to believe it's incredibly unrelated to reality, but that shouldn't take away from a great creative work. Absolute masterpiece.

    The Philadephia Story
    Rather good. I like just about anything Cary Grant does though. I think this is the only movie I've actually seen Katharine Hepburn in aside from the African Queen. Starting to see what the hype is all about. Even next to Cary and Jimmy Stewart, she is the clear star.
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    Vantage Point

    The movie was different than i thought it would be going in. I thought it was entertaining. Nothing ground breaking, but worth my time.

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    the fifth element, 'nuff said

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    House Bunny.

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