Category: 'Movie Reviews'



Friday, September 12th, 2003

Like mother, like daughter.

Bottom Line: Recommended

Lost in Translation

Sunday, September 28th, 2003

Muddling through this waking life on auto-pilot. Dreams and nothing more.

Bottom Line: Recommended

Love Actually

Saturday, November 15th, 2003

Structured like a Christmas party sweets table, Love Actually is full of enticing confections without any substance or connection. Which is not to say that some of the tidbits aren’t wonderful.

Bottom Line: Good, but not great. Rated R for a British sense of humour.

Master and Commander

Monday, November 17th, 2003

If you’ve spent the last forty years or so complaining that “they just don’t make movies like that” anymore, then you’ll be happy to know they just have.

Bottom Line: Highly recommended. Sign me on for another voyage.

LOTR: The Return of The King

Thursday, December 25th, 2003

Maybe it’s a guy thing.

Bottom Line. Inevitable. (And not in a good way.)

Shrek 2

Friday, May 28th, 2004

Surprisingly funny. Well, we were surprised.

Bottom Line: Recommended for the whole family (even my Mom).

Three Kings

Friday, September 3rd, 2004

Crying over spilled milk. And blood.

Bottom line: Highly Recommended

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow

Saturday, September 18th, 2004

AJM got home from work at 15:30. I had just finished painting the bedroom ceiling, showered, and was sitting wrapped in a towel, combing the tangles of of my hair. With the impulse of young lovers, we dashed to the Alamo Drafthouse at the Village to watch

Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow.

Bottom Line: Perfect fun.

Bright Young Things

Friday, September 24th, 2004

The Friday movie group consisted of me, AJM, and M2. First we dined at Manuel’s, which is celebrating its twentieth anniversary. (Katz’s is celebrating its 25th.) I’m sure my patronage has done a lot to keep them both in business. I’ve been a faithful consumer of both from the beginning.

Bottom Line: Not Recommended. Flat.

Kung Fu Hustle

Saturday, April 23rd, 2005

Live action cartoon. I could not stop laughing. Belly-clutching, knee-slapping laughter. Absolutely preposterous.

Bottom Line: Recommended, but not for the kiddies. Violent.

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