Burn After Reading (2008)

RATING: 3.5/5
In tradition of Fargo, the Coen Brothers deliver a good piece of work. It has it funny moments but keeps you going because you have to just find out how it ends up. The acting was good and a little over the top and you gotta love when people just lose it and you don't get why.

Eagle Eye (2008)

A lot of big names where in the computer gone bad movie. At first you are going "huh?" but once through half the movie you figure out what it is all about and it starts making sense. It keeps you on the edge of your seat and holds your attention. There is not much down time throughout the movie, which I like.

Hancock (2008)

The fence is where I am on this. At first, I was annoyed by it because the camera just moved too much and could not focus on who and what was moving. As the movie played on, I finally started to figure it all out and it was turning into a pretty good movie. Then out of nowhere, the plot twists so bad that I had no clue of what was going on and who was who and what they were trying to tell me. I don't think I ever really figured it out.

Jaws 3 (1983)

RATING: 4.5/5
I may get challenged about my rating of this movie, but oh well. I really liked this movie. The 3D effects at the movie theater were not that great. It seems that they just took a scene and say "Let's throw something at the audience, like a leg". It was cheesy, I have to say and it actually scared me enough to never want to eat at an underwater restaurant ever again.

Jaws 4 - The Revenge (1987)

I was obsessed with this movie when it came out. I had an inflatable promo shark that hung from my ceiling, cut out magazine ads, etc. I loved it and it added Michael Caine to one of my favorite male actors. But as I rewatch the movie as an adult, I realized that the screenplay was crap. The special effects suck... The mechanical shark at Universal is better than what we see on the screen. The storyline was corny and unbelievable, I could have done better. But because it is part of the JAWS stable, you gotta love it. Or do I???

Falling Down (1993)

I have always liked this movie for some reason. Just got this on laserdisc over the weekend and was so happy I found it. Come to find out Elisabeth (my girlfriend) had never seen it. So, she picked it out to watch tonight. I love watching Michael Douglas fall off the deep end. I wonder if he says to Catherine Zeta-Jones, "Don't you remember Honey, til death do us part" and give her the evil eye. It is suspenseful without the adrenaline pumping and keeps your attention as you want to see what happens.

Pump up the Volume (1990)

A rare gem that became more popular years after it was released on video. Christian Slater's best acting next to "Heathers" is right here. The writing for this movie was incredible and his speeches that he gave were awesome. You felt like you were there and could relate to everything he was saying. This (to me) was a movie for my generation.

Carrie (1976)

RATING: 3.5/5
I never watched Carrie in the 70's or the 80's or even the 90's. I watched the remake and was told I needed to watch the original. Looking at it being made in the 70's, I could see how people could be afraid of that. For the time, it was a good movie. I will give it that. But now, not so much. It is not a movie that stands up through time.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

I watched this movie once when it came out of DVD, but with the release of the blu-ray box set we had to rewatch the trilogy. As the movie began, nothing seemed familar. As it progressed somethings seem like I had seen them before before it was like watching for the first time again but with a better appreciation for the movie.
The movie seemed to drag on a bit and I could see times that they could have cut it short or found scenes that could have been left out. But over all, the movie is fun and action packed. Jack Sparrow was not as annoying as the first one and you can find out the history of Orlando Bloom's character. Everyone seemed to have a good time filming it and blu-ray is the way to go on this movie. I recommend the higher quality cause the sound and picture are amazing.

The Women (2008)

At times it was funny, at times it was sad. This is a coming of middle age movie about a group of women who think they have the perfect life until they all hit a speed bump in their lives. Husband cheats, losing a job, getting pregnant, etc. And of course, if you throw a spicy latina in the mix you get a movie that is entertaining, although the characters really did not get that developed. I think the highlight of the movie was Jada Pinkett Smith who played a damn good lesbian (it was believable at times).

Chapter 27 (2006)

This movie was incredible. It keep me engaged the whole movie. I rented it for Lindsay, but I became interested in the story that I wanted to find out more about the killer.

The Great Mouse Detective (1986)

It is not bad. Has a fun story line. Love the fact that they smoke and drink and get drunk and drug other mice. Cats eat mice and it is all Disney family fun. Gotta love it!

Torch Song Trilogy (1988)

I think I have seen this movie over 100 times. We went to the movies in West Hollywood to see it every friday and saturday night. The cast is superb, the story is great and I cry every freaking time.

Batman Begins (2005)

RATING: 3.5/5
Thanks to Chad, I was able to watch Batman Begins before the Dark Knight comes out on tuesday. I have to say, I like the fun Batman movies, more than the serious. But it was good to see where he came from and how everything fell together to become Batman. What I don't understand is that I thought the Joker killed his parents.
This movie was a tad long and me having a headache during it did not help... Over all, I liked it but didn't love it.

Kung Fu Panda (2008)

RATING: 3.5/5
I have always been anti-dreamworks and tend to not watch any of them. But since my cousin started working there, I decided to give it a chance. I have to say I enjoyed the movie. It was funny, great script. Timing was good. Characters good. I like that fact that they are making them PG and not everything G rated like Disney. I liked the fact that you really had no clue on the voices until the credits. Going in to the movie, I had no idea who read for it and I like it like that. And had to watch the whole credits to see Morgan's name. YEAH! I guess, I am going to have to watch more Dreamworks movies.

The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2 (2008)

OMG, this movie seemed to go on forever. It was not as good as for the first. The characters become unlike about and you were not moved by anything that happened. But the time it was over, you were glad the pants were gone. YEAH NO THIRD MOVIE!!!

Primal Fear (1996)

I had not thought I had seen this, but there were many familiar scenes. Edward Norton is awesome in this movie. He has you going and going and you really feel for him. But then... It is awesome!!!

Pirates of the Caribbean - The Curse of the Black Pearl (2003)

Just re-watched on blu-ray and I would say I enjoyed it a little more this time. It really does seem long. Many times I wanted it to be over. Johnny Depp is awesome in it, action sequences are excellent. CGI is cool on blu-ray, just a bit too long for my taste.

Mamma Mia! (2008)

RATING: 1.5/5
This was absolutely horrible. How can an academy award winning actress be proud to be in this. The musical numbers were in all the wrong places and moments. The biggest dance number was in the middle of the movie and it is an embarrassment when Merrill Streep is jumping (not dancing) around and throwing herself on the floor. None of the actors could sing. Maybe the movie just doesn't translate well.

The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor (2008)

I enjoyed this movie. I liked the story line, it was easy to follow. Don't need to watch the others to get into this. It was non stop action fun which is always good.

War, Inc. (2008)

Movie was interesting, saw tons of previews for it and wanted to see it. Rented it and it was not bad. It made fun of all the stuff going on in the war but did it in a way that it was not slap stick. I enjoyed it, but would not necessarily recommend it.

The Dark Knight (2008)

It was totally awesome. Heath was awesome and our friend Zak wanted to roll around in a pile of Maggie's dirty underwear. The storyline was good, it was fast moving. Long but you did not realize it because it was nonstop action packed fun.

Independence Day (1996)

RATING: 3.5/5
So, I rewatched the movie on laser disc and thought it was so much better than I remembered. The THX rumbled the room and the special effects were decent for 96. I enjoyed watching it last night.

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