Archive for April, 2008

“My Blueberry Nights”: An Odyssey of Great Portions

April 14, 2008

My Blueberry Nights

Wong Kar-Wai can make anything look sensual. In all my life I’ve never seen a blueberry pie that made me want to kiss someone, but the way he shoots the ice cream melting down the sides of a mound of blueberries is so romantic you want to go out, find a girl and spend the rest of your life with her and that’s in the first five minutes.

In his new film, My Blueberry Nights, that romantic feeling is unloosed upon the audience. It however begins to wear after awhile before coming back to a redeeming final few minutes of sumptuous filmmaking.

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“Leatherheads”

April 11, 2008

Leatherheads

Leatherheads the new film direct by and starring that most affable of affable stars George Clooney is a fanciful lark. One that I enjoyed, sometimes tremendously, and certainly enough. With Renee Zellweger, John Krasinski and Jonathon Pryce in tow, Clooney shoots for the screwball comedies of yesteryear and hits pretty darn close; a relative once removed.

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“Run, Fat Boy, Run”…away from this movie

April 10, 2008

Run Fat Boy Run

First off I could only sit through half of the movie (and I never walk out), so to be fair this will only be half a review.

Run Fatboy Run is about nothing. It does though involve some characters that talk to each other and that do things, all of which are very uninteresting and unfunny. Did it matter to me how the movie ended when nothing mattered to me while I was watching it? Simple answer, no.

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South Park – Free On-line

April 7, 2008

Canada on Strike

Below is a website where you can watch every episode of South Park episode for free including last weeks episode: “Canada on Strike”.

This political, social, pop culture, Peabody awarding winning satirical cartoon continues to get better and better. This last episode is probably one of the funniest I’ve seen (the week before left me in tears I was laughing so hard), and this season is one of the sharpest (last season was pretty amazing as well). Unlike Family Guy, which is quickly running out of gas, and The Simpson’s, which has lost the genius while remaining funny enough, I see no end to Trey Parker and Matt Stone’s brilliance.

 

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“21″

April 6, 2008

21

Within five minutes you 21 is going to fizzle and it does. Based upon the true story and subsequent book about some MIT students that get involved in a blackjack card counting scheme in Vegas should be involving enough, but the only thing you actually buy in this movie is that people count cards. The character’s relationships, the step-by-step progression through the story, you don’t buy any of it, and the biggest fault of the film is – it’s boring!

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It’s coming…

April 5, 2008

Unleashed

And so, it begins…


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