• Ghostbusters II (610/356)

    by  • 12/22/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    GHOSTBUSTERS 2 – I like how this starts out, making light of the franchise in a way. The open use of the “2” logo when they re-open works for me; it’s an open joke with the audience as far as I’m concerned. Sadly, there are elements here that just don’t work for me. The big […]

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    Bad Santa (607/353)

    by  • 12/19/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    BAD SANTA – A feel good wholesome Christmas film; so long as you include whisky and a dirty dirty Santa suit in that definition. These are bad people, and they’re mean to even those closest to themselves. They take a crass commercial extravaganza and make it even more about the shitty consumer products; Willie comes […]

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    Cave of Forgotten Dreams, Le Havre (591/345)

    by  • 12/11/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    CAVE OF FORGOTTEN DREAMS – I heard so many people going on and on about how amazing it was that this was in 3D. They’re paintings on a wall… Yes, there is an element of the third dimension, but really? I’ve only seen pale copies of the paintings, so while the large screen would have […]

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    Fright Night (2011) (584/340)

    by  • 12/6/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    FRIGHT NIGHT – Outside of the effects that were thrown in specifically to exploit the 3D surcharges in the theatres, I liked this one more on at least a couple accounts. Casting was just better; most notably David Tennant’s Peter Vincent over Roddy McDowall’s and Imogen Poots as Amy compared to Amanda Bearse. Tennant’s portrayed […]

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    The Guard (582/338)

    by  • 12/4/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    THE GUARD – This is something of an Irish buddy cop film with Gerry Boyle (Brendan Gleeson) and FBI agent Wendell Everett (Don Cheadle) teaming up to take out international drug dealers. Gleeson plays a small town Irish cop with an interesting idea of what police-work entails; cleaning up embarrassing evidence from crime scenes, hiring […]

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    But I’m a Cheerleader, Dirty Harry, Caddyshack (561/327)

    by  • 11/23/2011 • film • 0 Comments

    BUT I’M A CHEERLEADER – “Hang up that chick habit…” This is a great parody of that right wing Christian favorite – the de-gaying boot camps. Megan (Natasha Lyonne) plays a cheerleader who’s the last to know she’s gay. She’s dating the football player, and she just happens to think about her cheerleading pals when […]

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