• One Week (355/208)

    by  • 7/27/2011 • movies • 0 Comments

    ONE WEEK (iTunes) – A Canadian road movie. I didn’t know anything like that existed, but here we are – Joshua Jackson playing the much politer version of Jack Kerouac. He visits “World’s Biggest…” tourist attractions as part of a spontaneous trip in reaction to the news that he has stage four cancer. He’s just […]

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    True Grit, L’Illusioniste, Wild Seven (108/67)

    by  • 3/8/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    TRUE GRIT (Netflix) – This time it’s the 1969 version with John Wayne and Kim Darby as the leads. I didn’t really like the ending in the recent remake, and I really didn’t like the ending on this one. The film itself is fine, even if I don’t buy Darby’s portrayal of a mourning daughter […]

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    The Matrix Revolutions, The Eagle, Play Time (82/51)

    by  • 2/20/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THE MATRIX REVOLUTIONS (DVD) – I think one of the big problems I had with the second and third films is how Neo and Trinity seem to be sociopaths; no emotion, no concern for anyone but themselves; inside or outside of the virtual world. They have no chemistry together at all. The sheer amount of […]

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    The Way Back (70/44)

    by  • 2/13/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THE WAY BACK (Carlton) – This is a movie about a long walk. Take LORD OF THE RINGS, minus the Eye of Sauron, minus the homeroticism and the dwarves, and this is pretty close. Actually, I prefer this group of characters to the Fellowship of the Ring. Besides, I cast Colin Farrell as Gollum, with […]

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