Rating: *** out of five Quick shot: Boy and girl meet. Boy and girl get married. Boy and girl are spies for competing agencies and don’t know it. Boy and girl must kill each other, or die trying. Will this have a happy ending What I liked about the movie: Good action – gun play,Continue reading “Mr. & Mrs. Smith”
Rating: ***1/2 (out of 5) Quick Shot: A blind masseur is more than he seems. What I liked about the movie: There are about three or four subplots in this film, woven together with Zatoichi in the middle. It’s done very well. Plus you can rarely go wrong with Beat Takeshi. Just remember, it doesContinue reading “The Blind Swordsman: Zatoichi”
Rating: **** of 5 Quick Shot: World War I love story. Audrey Tautou is the Mathilde to Gaspard Ulliel Manech in this magical journey to find each other. Or do they? What I liked about the movie: The cinematography and direction was very impressive. Audrey Tautou is adorable as ever. What I didn’t like: AContinue reading “Un long dimanche de fiançailles”
Rating:**** out of 5 Quick Shot: Vince Vaughn plays the underdog/hero gym owner trying to save his gym from the evil (and hilarious) Ben Stiller. So how can Vince save the gym? By entering a dodgeball tournament! What I liked about the movie: Ben Stiller, who’s in about every other movie made right now, isContinue reading “Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story”
rating: **1/2 of 5 quick shot: val kilmer does his bit for country and mamet. a good thriller even though the ending is a bit deux machina. what i liked about the film mamet’s writing. snappy dialog and interesting plot. what i didn’t like part of the ending (you’ll know what i mean)
rating: **** out of 5 quick shot: continuing the revenge story of the bride from kill bill volume i. what i liked about the film: slightly different tone from the first movie. i like the dialog an interaction between bill and the bride towards the end of the movie. what i didn’t like: the audienceContinue reading “kill bill volume 2”
rating: ***1/2 out of 5 quick shot: smartly written tina fey comedy. a cut above your average teenager movie. what i liked about the movie: the way it treated most kids with some intelligence. i also liked that the adults weren’t totally oblivious either. smart script all around. what i didn’t like: the movie boggedContinue reading “mean girls”
quick shot: men at sea battling a faceless (for most of the movie) enemy, and amongst themselves. you can feel the isolation at sea, and the camaraderie the crew feels. russell crowe leads by example and charisma.
what i liked about the movie: the chemistry between crowe, bettany (who plays the ship’s doctor) and crew was very good. the chase and battle scenes were excellent.
what i didn’t like: the movie felt a little lengthy. i think it could have lost about 15 to 20 minutes and still been effective.
rating: **1/2 out of 5 quick shot: jack and diane try to find love at there age! overall good story of may-december romance and how it works for both genders. the writing is good, though gives up in the last ten minutes of the film. what i liked about the movie: jack and diane haveContinue reading “somethings gotta give”
rating: **** out of 5 quick shot: a tale of bloody revenge tarantino style. loved the bloody brutality mixed in with the animation and poppin’ tarantino dialog. what i liked about the movie: the bloody mess. the fight scene with the cray 88’s was cool. what i didn’t like: that i didn’t see this movieContinue reading “kill bill volume 1”