Be Kind Rewind.
A cute movie with quite a few funny bits.
Depressing, but good.
Just got back from the late showing of Grand Toreno.
Three things about this movie.
1. I had no idea it was going to be nearly as funny as it was. It was very entertaining from beginning to end.
2. I read U.B.'s review of this film and I just don't agree with his assesment about the two young actors. I thought they were actually pretty good.
3. Nobody told me Hicks had a part in this film? Tell me that the priest is not Hicks with a red wig on.
Excellent black humor. Brit gangsters. Suspenseful. And a nice slice of Belgium.
And a midget. Oh, sorry. Dwarf.
Two thumbs up.
[~]) ... Cheers! Go Pacers!
Olivia Thirlby is a remarkable actress.
Finally saw it last night. Too bad when they finally don't kill of a good villian something else happens to screw it up. That was the best Batman movie ever. Dark, well paced, and the Joker was finally the Joker from the comic books not the t.v. show.
Last Chance Harvey
Good chick flick.
Saw Slumdog again today. It certainly holds up well to a second viewing. I cannot recommend the movie highly enough. It is in wide release now and you should see it at the theater. Second viewing I noticed how great the music is and just how energetic the movie as a whole is.
If some of you are thinking it is some boring chick flick - it isn't. Reminds me in a lot of ways of City of God - but more of a feel good movie.
There are certain movies I enjoy, certain movies I like, certain movies I admire, certain movies I am enterttained by, but there are very, very few movies I love - and this movie I love.
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You're making me strongly consider going to see it, UB. Despite all of the buzz and positive words I've heard, for some reason I just haven't felt compelled to go, but I'm starting to think about it now.
Lakeview Terrace In a word no. Don't bother. None of it was believable at all
Am I being blasphemous if I say Hoosiers wasn't that great of a movie? I think I've liked a few other basketball movies better, including Glory Road and Hoop Dreams (though it was more of a documentary).
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Hoop Dreams was excellent, but you know what I'd REALLY like to see? A documentray similar in style that focuses on Oak Hill Academy and their players. I think that would be awesome to see how the players get chosen to go to there and play, and see the circumstances they are leaving. The experiences those guys get to have travelling all around the country and playing in the most prestigious tournaments against the best competition they can find are once in a lifetime.
Another basketball related doc I can suggest is Gunnin' for that #1 Spot. It follows the Elite 24 tournament at Rucker Park in New York, focusing on 8 of the 24 players invited to play in it. Many of them were just drafted including Kevin Love, Jeryd Bayless, and Michael Beasly. Good doc that shows how these players interact with recruiters and shoe companies.
It wasn't great but it was better than I expected it to be given the reviews.
Not bad. Pretty standard action/mystery/suspense fare. Entertaining.
The Italian Job
Charlize is deliciously hot
Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo Bay
Vulgar. Disgusting. Stupid.
Seriously, there were some very funny parts in the movie. Oh, and the "Choose Your Own Adventure" aspect of the DVD? Brilliant.
Btw, nothing ever can, or ever will, beat NPH on a unicorn. Sheer win.
Slumdog Millionaire - Good movie, I was kinda expecting it to be better, with all the hype it has received. Well worth watching though.
Taken - Action packed movie, I enjoyed it.
"Just look at the flowers ........ BANG"
Taken Was actually pretty good.
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