5 stars......great flick!
5 stars......great flick!
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. “He who fights with monsters might take care lest he thereby become a monster. And if you gaze for long into an abyss, the abyss gazes also into you.”- Fredrick Nietzsche
"We can judge the heart of a man by his treatment of animals." - Immanuel Kant
Moneyball - 5/5, or 9/10. Better than I expected, and I was already expecting it to be good.
finally finished the remainder of the espn "30 for 30" short films:
the u (the rise and fall of miami university football)-8
winning time: reggie miller vs. the new york knicks-7.5
jordan rides the bus (mj's minor league baseball stint)-8.5
little big men (kirkland, wa 1982 little league world series champion)-8
one night in vegas (mike tyson's victory/tupac shakur's shooting)-7.5
unmatched (evert/navratilova rivalry/friendship)-9
the house of steinbrenner (george's final days and legacy)-7
into the wind (terry fox's run for cancer across canada)-9/9.5
tim richmond: to the limit (hard living/hard driving nascar driver)-7.5
fernando nation-(fernandomania in the early 80's)-8.5
marion jones: press pause (rise/fall of greatest female sprinter)-8.5
can't wait for the next group of films to be released in the dvd format in a box set. will definitely pick up.
hustle & flow-8.5
two nights of classic movies:
butch cassidy & the sundance kid-9
Moneyball = 9/10. Love baseball and it did not disappoint.
Bridesmaids = 1/10. The wife made me watch this. It is 132 minutes of my life I will never get back.
shakespeare in love-8.5/9
jfk with kevin costner-9.
Blue valentine: 7/10
You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. That's great...if you want to attract vermin.
Zookeeper - 5/10 good for a couple chuckles and well Rosario Dawson
Mr. Popper's Penguins. 2/10.
Cyclists of the world, unite! You have nothing to lube but your chains!
a few lately:
zoolander (guilty pleasure)-8
hannah and her sisters-9
the big red one-8
also some revised ratings:
once upon a time in the west-originally gave it an 8. upgrading to 9.
red dragon-originally gave it a 7. upgrading to 7.5/8.
bonnie & clyde-1967. a 9. faye dunaway back in the day...wow.
Harold and Kumar - the Christmas movie. 3/5
First - I hate the current "everything in 3D" fad, and wish it would die off. Second - if you thought the first one was funny, you'll likely be amused by this one. Third - while it is not necessary to have seen the first one, it would help a great deal to have viewed it before seeing this one (skip the second one, it was a horrible mess).
This third one was actually pretty funny. Fairly slow to start off, but once it got rolling hi-jinks ensued and it was good for more than a few solid sophomoric laughs. Also, this was actually the first time I really enjoyed the 3D - they used it to pretty good comedic effect.
Is it Shakespeare? No. Is it suitable for children? >GAACK< NO! Is it a date movie? Not very likely, unless you've scored a singularly unusual woman. But it is surprisingly funny...... or maybe not, depending on your tastes.
I liked it - maybe that says more than I want to reveal about me.
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"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin, it’s the triumphant twang of a bedspring."
S. J. Perelman
I thought it was funny and at least they tried to use the 3d for everything they could. My main problem was a Christmas movie released in the first week of November.
I finally saw the Coen Bros "True Grit." I'd give it six stars. This version's Mattie with John Wayne's Rooster would be perfection. The Coen's ending made me want to read the book.
stepbrothers. pretty hilarious. 8.5.