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#1181 timothy1997

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Posted 29 November 2006 - 10:17 PM

Spent last couple of days renting movies at blockbuster. Here is my review.

Ice Age 2: The Meltdown----- While I love the original, I thought this movie sucked. Most moments were dull and boring and the movie didn't have me laughing all the way thru like the first. Very poorly done sequel and I am glad I only rented it instead of my original plan of buying it.

The Da Vinci Code--- While this story doesn't seem realistic to me, it is very probable. The story mostly focuses on Jesus and if he had a wife..and there could be living descendents. While I like Tom Hanks in most of his movies, this was not his best. Good movie to make you think.

Superman Returns---Was a little worried that this would not have any respect and weight compared to the Christopher Reeve movies. I was wrong. From the word go, the score was awesome as well as tons of little hints and moments from where the previous movies left us. The acting isnt that great but lets face it....the name Superman is bigger than any of the actors. Kevin Spacey was pretty good as Lex Luthor but the real star was the special effects. Well done and I look forward to more Superman movies.

Thats my two cents. Looking forward to seeing Talladega Nights next week. Hard to believe I missed that movie when it was in theathers.

#1182 VladyIBELIEVE16

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Posted 09 December 2006 - 11:29 AM

The Holiday
Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law, Jack Black, Edward Norton, Eli Wallach

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Iris is in love with a man who is about to marry another woman. Across the globe, Amanda realizes the man she lives with has been unfaithful. Two women who have never met and live 6000 miles apart, find themselves in the exact same place. They meet online at a home exchange website and impulsively switch homes for the holiday. Iris moves into Amanda's L.A. house in sunny California as Amanda arrives in the snow covered English countryside. Shortly after arriving at their destinations, both women find the last thing either wants or expects: a new romance. Amanda is charmed by Iris' handsome brother Graham and Iris, with inspiration provided by legendary screenwriter Arthur, mends her heart when she meets film composer Miles.

This was a great movie, yes, I know you're all thinking OMG it's a chick flick!!! Yeah, it is. It's funny in parts, sad in parts but over all it's a great movie. I'd have to say it's sort of like Love Actually...quality wise. It's not an award winning picture by any means but it's definitely worth a look.

I have to be honest, I'll probably see it again in the theater and buy it when it comes out on dvd smile.gif


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Posted 09 December 2006 - 12:33 PM

The Holiday looks like a really cute good movie! I'm going to see it soon.

Anywho I rented a few movies..

John Tucker Must Die- Loved it. Very cute chick flick!

You, Me & Dupree- I thought it would be better/more funny than it was but overall it was still a pretty good movie.
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Posted 09 December 2006 - 01:34 PM

I thought that John Tucker Must Die was funny as well. Didn't expect much of it, but it was good.

Cars, imo, was over-rated and kind of boring. Great animation, but not as good as Chicken Little (Disney) or The Incredibles (Disney/Pixar)

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 01:50 PM

The Christmas Shoes- OMG this movie made me cry non stop. Heartbreaking, but really, really good!
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Posted 25 December 2006 - 10:13 PM

A few movies to review from Christmas lounging...

The Pacifier - Vin Diesel steps out of his customary tough guy scenes (for the most part) watching over a family whose parents own an important piece of government technology that the bad guys want. It's mostly got some cute and funny large-family scenes where the kids cut up and such but the unexpected guardian in Diesel acts like a father figure to them when their parents, at least the father, are too busy to give them the attention they need. I was pleasently surprised by this movie and recommend taking a look at it.

Are We There Yet - Ice Cube is the main character doing a huge favor watching a woman's kids for the day while she plans a huge business event. Ice Cube is a single man and the woman is divorced and an important exec type. The kids cut up and cause trouble as well. Surprised by this movie as well. A lot of funny scenes, great message, and a happy ending. Check this one out as well.

Radio - A good story about the good/bad times of a mentally retarded kid played by Cuba Gooding Jr. The troubled child basically just hangs around the streets at a particular high school and the school's athletic director takes it among himself to help the retarded kid try to feel more welcome, part of a family, and such. A great story and also worth looking at.

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Posted 31 December 2006 - 11:17 PM

Finally saw Casino Royale the other day. It was good (esp. if you evaluate each location on its own) but I expected better. (Spoiler: My biggest complaint is that the movie dragged on for too long after the climatic Casino scene, and the ending left me wanting a LOT more)

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Posted 01 January 2007 - 10:40 AM

The girlfriend and I saw The Pursuit of Happiness a couple days ago. It was good, fairly predictable, but good.

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Posted 06 January 2007 - 03:13 PM

I went to go see Pursuit of Happyness a couple days a go with some friends. When I saw the trailers it made it sound like one of those sad movies which I normally don't like, but when I saw it it was pleasently surprised. I mean when they said its an "inspiering story" i was like what the heck does that mean but after watching it I understand what it means. I'd recomend watching it
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Posted 07 January 2007 - 05:49 PM

Rented some movies this weekend for the first time in forever...

I saw the newer version of the Longest Yard with Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Burt Reynolds, Nelly, Michael Irvin, etc. I liked it. Not as funny as some of Sandler's older movies, but he's migrating into some more serious character roles.

Doom - I was tellling myself not to rent this, but I loved playing the video game so much (Doom 1 & 2) that I gave it a shot. It basically stunk up the joint.

I also saw Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines on TV early yesterday evening. Nothing will ever top T2, but this movie held it's own. Plus, Claire Danes is an absolutely beautiful woman so that's a plus for any movie. cool.gif

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:05 PM

Has anyone seen Children of Men yet?

Ever since I saw the first teaser for it I've wanted to see it, and it's been getting fantastic reviews.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 01:55 PM

Night at the Museum - while it looked stupid in the trailer (to me) was actually quite funny and well done.

The Good Shepard - (Matt Damon and the beginnings of the CIA). This was a heavy movie. It kept switching back and forth between time periods (wish I had brushed up again on the Bay Of Pigs invasion and so forth before going to this movie). It's a movie I'd like to see again though. It had great scene transitions from black and white to color which I found pretty cool.
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Posted 16 January 2007 - 05:35 PM

QUOTE(Matt @ January 16, 2007 - 01:05PM) View Post

Has anyone seen Children of Men yet?

Ever since I saw the first teaser for it I've wanted to see it, and it's been getting fantastic reviews.



Yes, I have.
Let me put it this way: without Clive Owen and Michael Caine it would have been B-movie.
It reminds me of Mad Max in a way, only set in the greater London area.

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Posted 16 January 2007 - 08:48 PM

Really? I was suspect because I had read that it deviates quite a bit from the book, but it was getting an 84 on MetaCritic, and that's really good.

Good to see Clive Owen put in a good show, he's one of my favorite actors, if not the favorite.

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 06:02 PM

QUOTE(Matt @ January 16, 2007 - 08:48PM) View Post

Really? I was suspect because I had read that it deviates quite a bit from the book, but it was getting an 84 on MetaCritic, and that's really good.

Good to see Clive Owen put in a good show, he's one of my favorite actors, if not the favorite.



Clive Owen is a great actor.
Too bad he wasn't chosen to be the next James Bond, he was my favorite !
Daniel Craig is doing a fine job though.

I especially liked him in Gosford Park and (obviously) Closer.
And of course Inside Man.
His "narration voice" could make the most dull documentary interesting... wink.gif

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Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:13 PM

Saw Casino Royale today, didn't like it that much, dragged on too long and after the first chase seen it slowed down too much.
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Posted 19 January 2007 - 11:47 PM

The girlfriend and I saw Dreamgirls tonight. Excellent flick. Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, Beyonce, and Jennifer Hudson were great. The music was great as well.

The second half of the movie feels a little disjointed, but due to the timeline, they had to cram 10 years into 1 hours, so I'll give them a pass.

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 12:57 AM

Tonight I just got finished watching "The Covenant".All and all the movie was pretty good.I mean this film has a good story but could have dove deeper into it that's for sure. The CGI in the movie were really good,however there could have been more . It has a little style of the TV show Charmed with it's set,and some hints of the movie The Craft . If your into films about witches other than mr.harry potter this would be the film for you . But if you like to see a horror film filled with blood ect this might not be the movie to see . All in all was a good film my grade is 3 out of 5 stars.I was entertained ..but that's just me smile.gif~

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Posted 20 January 2007 - 12:58 PM

Ok the next movie up for reveiw is "FEARLESS" with Jet Li .



Well let me start off by telling you that i've probably seen every Jet Li film there is,and this one's up there at the top.To me it's tied with Hero and The One for the best films he's made.This one sort of goes back to the old Kung Fu Theatre style of flicks.But with a great story about one man battle to find inner peace.Li portray's a real life fighter from the Ching Dynasty named Huo Yuanjia,who was born in the late 1800's.Huo was a stunning athlete,who was founder of a still-running martial arts school in Shanghai.I've done some reading up on Huo Yuanjia online after I saw the movie.I've found the movie be pretty accurate on it's portrayal of his life.And really who would there be to play a great Chinese fighter like Huo,but Jet Li??Li has some of his greatest fighting scenes in this movie.I highly recommend this movie to anybody who likes the martial arts films.My favorite quote of the movie is"Competitions can uncover our weaknesses and open a path to discovery."There really no clear villian in this movie except Huo Yuanjia's flawed,impulsive self.

I give this movie a total of 5 out of 5 stars


On a side note .. If you haven't seen Hero,I recommend that movie also smile.gif thumbup.gif



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Posted 22 January 2007 - 05:18 PM

Well, the boy and I signed up for the Blockbuster online thingy, and it's flippin' sweet. We've been watching quite a few movies lately, so here's a couple reviews.


Little Miss Sunshine - I REALLY enjoyed this movie. It's fairly short, which I enjoy, because I think 95% of movies today are too flippin' long. Great performances by ALL of the actors in the movie. It's funny, kind of uplifiting, and the characters are all interesting. Highly recommend it.


Idiocracy - From the creator of Office Space. I laughed at times, but it is SO cheaply made that it took me out of the movie element for a lot of the movie, so I found it hard to stay interested. The premise is one that I think is hilarious (that the human race is actually getting dumber to the mating habits of those with less intelligence vs. those with higher intelligence) and it poked fun at how stupid everyone is. It's certainly no Office Space, but it wasn't horrible.
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If everything could ever feel this real forever
If anything could ever be this good again




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