March 10th, 2006



here's no way I can keep-up with reviewing everything I watch though I'll likely still do them from time to time. Here's a quick and dirty list of everything I've watched in the past couple of weeks. Feel free to chime in if ya like.

Red Eye
Wes Craven makes an honest-to-god thriller. Not bad.
The Wedding Crashers
Vince Vaughn is manic, Owen Wilson is an aw-shucks good guy. Was this supposed to be a comedy?
Million Dollar Baby
Two aging actors with limited acting range and a hot chick with an unconvincing southern accent in a depressing movie.
Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story
Zoolander on steroids.
The Ring Two
Not as scary as the first, which isn't saying much
Laurel and Hardy's last film. Uncharacteristic depth. Not bad.
Flying Deuces
One of Laurel and Hardy's more famous films. Stanley at the wash basin is priceless.
The Wizard of Oz
Silent era version that's tedious yet interesting given its famous remake. Features a very young Oliver Hardy as the Tin Man.
The Naked Gun 331/3
You know the drill. Leslie Nielson owns me.
Black Brigade
Richard Pryor and Billy Dee Williams in a 70's blaxploitation movie set during World War II.
Must Love Dogs
Diane Lane's class and John Cusack's cool can't save this maudlin romantic comedy.
Jamie Fox is boring but Tom Cruise's character is interesting. Michael Mann's stylish direction is superb and the nighttime high-def digital cinematography is awesome.
National Treasure
Typical Bruckheimer action flick with typical Nicholas Cage performance.
The People Vs. Larry Flint
Courtney Love's BOOBS. I imagine her portrayal as Flint's addict wife wasn't too much of a stretch.
Roger Corman repackages an early Jack Nicholson movie called The Wild Ride as one big flashback sequence in a modern setting. Nicholson's beatnik lingo is hep, daddy-o.
Mercury Rising
Alec Baldwin wants a retarded kid dead and only Bruce Willis can save him.
Runaway Jury
With Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, John Cusack, AND the yummy Rachel Weisz, the weak source material (a John Grisham book) is somewhat salvaged.
Beautiful people (Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts) in depraved circumstances are mean and nasty to each other and you could care less.
8 Mile
Eminem gives a respectable performance. I was mildly impressed.
Kate Beckinsale is one sexy, badass vampire. Goth Matrix!