Archive for January, 2008

Jan 28 2008

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

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Love is far too often romanticized in movies to the point that it resembles nothing like a real world relationship (other than maybe the first 10 minutes of a new flame).

Love is rarely that easy. It’s about acceptance. It’s about possibility. It’s about the ride.


[NOTE: This is the ending, so it contains a major spoiler]


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Jan 25 2008

The Ten

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I had such high hopes for this comedy, especially after listening to the always funny Paul Rudd explain the movie’s interesting premise at last year’s Sundance. And with such a great cast, how could you go wrong.

The Ten truly was an odd and eccentric movie. But also, unfortunately, very unfunny. It was actually quite bad, to be honest. The “CAT Scan” piece and the final bit had one or two funny jokes, but the rest was simply not funny, I don’t care where your sense of humor lies.

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Jan 24 2008

3:10 To Yuma

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3:10 To Yuma was a well directed, well acted, well shot western. And yet, there’s nothing really spectacular that stands out here. The story is a bit silly near the end, especially Russell Crowe’s character’s motivation. But Ben Foster continues to amaze with his acting.

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Jan 24 2008

I Love Previews, But…

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I have always loved previews, but on the 3:10 to Yuma DVD I believe that I had to gnaw on at least 8 previews before getting to the meat. That’s a bit much…

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Jan 21 2008


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Such a simple and true love story. Once is incredibly touching. And plenty of wonderful music performed (and acted) by Glen Hansard (the guy) and Markéta Irglová (the girl).

Making music together, creating a heart touching love song (“Falling Slowly”). “I don’t know you, But I want you, All the more for that.” Beautiful.


Even small loans managers can have musical aspirations. Their reactions to the loan approval are just great.


The ending. Same song as in clip #1, “Falling Slowly”. I always tear up on this one (yeah, I’ve got a weak spot in my heart). [SPOILER]


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Jan 18 2008


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Sunshine was so very close to being one of the best and most realistic sci fi movies with its incredible special effects, smart plot line, and fantastic performances. But, unfortunately, it got seriously derailed for the final third of the movie. Still, the first 2/3 is definitely good enough to make this movie worth seeing. Also, this movie has some of the best unknown actors (Cillian Murphy, Rose Byrne, Michelle Yeoh, Hiroyuki Sanada, Cliff Curtis, Benedict Wong, and even Chris Evans) that have yet to make names for themselves, but hopefully will. Only true cinephiles would be able to name another movie for each of these actors.

Oh so close.

Also, note to self: the sun is super hot.

The Captain on the sun shield. “What can you see?!” [SPOILER]


What a funny quote that’s a twist on the standard sci fi genre.


Beautiful and terrifying scene. “Goodbye, Searle.” [SPOILER]


Woah!! [SPOILER]


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Jan 16 2008

Hot Rod

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The hilarious Hot Rod easily meets my lower setting on what I find funny. And any movie that copies a scene straight out of Footloose, really how can you be a hater?

This opening scene pretty much sets you up for what to expect for the rest of the movie.


The Footloose-copied scene choreographed by Kevin Bacon, and then followed by the Great Fall.


Andy Samberg talking about being “2 Legit”. “Stay sweet.”


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Jan 14 2008

Hedwig and the Angry Inch

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A wonderfully unique love song.


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Jan 13 2008


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Almost too funny!!


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Jan 09 2008

The Simpsons Movie

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The Simpsons Movie was chocked full of funny gags, so limiting my selection to just four was not so easy, but here it goes.

Bart goes for a little naked skateboarding ride.

Chief Wiggum has a close call while eating some donuts.


Homer’s anonymous pig crap silo.


Ralph experiences some blowback.


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