Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Rite (2011)

Director: Mikael Hafstrom Writers: Michael Petroni (Based on a book by Matt Baglio) Did The Exorcist create all of the things that every exorcism movie does?  The person is possessed and then swears and growls and barks at the people … Continue reading

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Phantom of the Paradise (1974)

Director: Brian De Palma Writer: Brian De Palma One of those cult movies I had heard a lot about over the years but just got around to seeing.  Pretty cheesy and goofy overall.  There were things I like but the … Continue reading

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The Dilemma (2011)

Director: Ron Howard Writer: Allan Loeb This movie is very strange.  Marketed as a straight up goofy comedy it has those moments but also has some dramatic elements that makes this movie tonally very all over the place.  I feels … Continue reading

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The Mechanic (2011)

Director: Simon West Writers: Richard Wenk and Lewis John Carlino (Story by Lewis John Carlino) Actually kind of OK.  My expectations for things involving Statham are pretty low so maybe I am giving this movie more credit because of that. … Continue reading

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I Knew It Was You: Rediscovering John Cazale (2009)

Director: Richard Shepard As the poster says John Cazale was only in five films (The Godfather 1 & 2, Dog Day Afternoon, The Conversation, The Deer Hunter and Dog Day Afternoon) all of which were nominated for Best Picture (The … Continue reading

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Cemetery Junction (2010)

Directors: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant Writers: Ricky Gervais & Stephen Merchant First film written and directed by The Office and Extras creators Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant.  I don’t think this even got a theatrical release in the US. … Continue reading

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Going the Distance (2010)

Director: Nanette Bustein Writer: Geoff LaTulippe Not terrible.  I am not crazy about these two as leads but I felt they had a good chemistry on screen together.  I don’t know how much of it is them versus the script … Continue reading

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jackass: the movie (2002)

Director: Jeff Tremaine Concepts: Jeff Tremaine, Spike Jonze, Johnny Knoxville, Bam Margera, Steve-O, Preston Lacy, Chris Pontius, Dave England, Ryan Dumm, Ehren McGhehey, Brandon Dicamillo, Dimitry Elyashkevich, Whitey McConnaughy, Sean Cliver, Loomis Fall, Phil Clapp, Vernon Chatman I won’t lie I … Continue reading

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Gulliver’s Travels (2010)

Director: Rob Letterman Writers: Joe Stillman and Nicholas Stoller (Based on a book by Jonathan Swift) This movie, along with pretty crummy special effects (you can seriously see a green hue around Black in some scenes the effects blending is … Continue reading

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Tangled (2010)

Directors: Nathan Greno & Byron Howard Writers: Dan Fogelman (Based on a fairy tale by Jacob Grimm & Wilhelm Grimm) Looked terrible in the trailers but it got very good reviews so I finally checked this one out.  Better than … Continue reading

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