• Hopscotch, Julia’s Eyes, Cedar Rapids (6/2)

    by  • 1/2/2012 • film • 0 Comments

    HOPSCOTCH – Miles Kendig (Matthau) decides that he’s had enough of the political bullshit from his clueless CIA minders. Rather than passively accept an assignment to a desk in the basement file room, Kendig has a more interesting idea – he’s going to write a book, and threaten to publish it. Naming names, he sends […]

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    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (462/266)

    by  • 9/23/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THE LIFE AQUATIC WITH STEVE ZISSOU – Pervy dolphins spying, rich playboy scientists, bizarre action sequences, and claymation. It’s basically real life… Part cartoon, part music video, part parody. I popped this DVD in shortly after I picked it up, and I was interrupted before I actually watched it… unfortunate; I think this might be […]

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    Blitz, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (419/244)

    by  • 9/1/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    BLITZ (Netflix) – Junkie cops, bad cops with hearts of gold, a serial killer going after cops… and yet somehow it was so very boring. I couldn’t care about Statham’s hard ass cop character or the WPC in rehab. Nothing compelling. BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID (Netflix) – Not really a Western film in […]

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    Planet of the Apes (402/234)

    by  • 8/22/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    PLANET OF THE APES (Netflix) – This original holds up nicely; I’d forgotten how much intro there is as the astronauts land and explore. The only thing I could think when they landed though; 4 member crew, one woman (dead on arrival) and three guys to repopulate a world “3000 years’ travel away from Earth”… […]

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    Spartacus (390/227)

    by  • 8/15/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    SPARTACUS (Lightbox) – Of the three 70mm films I’ve seen at the TIFF Lightbox, this one was the one I knew most of the story – beyond even the standard “I AM SPARTACUS” scene toward the end. I don’t find it to be an overly moralistic film; maybe a bit na´ve in the way films […]

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    Lawrence of Arabia (376/220)

    by  • 8/8/2011 • film, movies • 0 Comments

    LAWRENCE OF ARABIA (Lightbox) – T. E. Lawrence (O’Toole) stumbles into quite the adventure; he is sent to Arabia to advise and monitor the situation with the Bedouin tribes for the British Army. Lawrence unites the warring tribes to drive out the Turkish army. An amazing story that’s nearly beyond belief… except that there was […]

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