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I live in the Bay Area with my Partner and two Dogs.
I saw a Sneak Preview of it last night.
I enjoyed the movie and especially the performances. Loved Lauran Linney as usual as well as Marcia Gay Harden. I was surprised at Topher's performance as I don't like That 70's show. The story started out good and then derailed. They never follow through with the premise of the reincarnation aspect or why this guy looks like the woman's dead boyfriend. The movie just ends and I was disappointed because of that. It could have gone on and explained more but chicked out.
So, I will recommend the movie for the performances but I think the story could have been more developed.
It's rare when you can get a good Scary thriller from Hollywood. There's movies like The Ring or Mothman Prophecies or The Others which are few and far between and then theres movies like this which probably tried to make a good movie but missed. This movie starts out good and has good potential and then about 30 minutes in we are introduced to one plot contrivance after another and the characterizations are put on hold for gore and a plot that doesnt make sense. What's so surprising to me is that Lawrence Kasdan who wrote and directed my favorite Movie The Big Chill and wrote The Empire Strikes Back and Silverado had anything to do with this movie. I am looking for someone to blame for this fiasco because it was truly a horrible experience. Do we blame King, who Ive always felt is overrated in the first place, and his source material? Was he so drugged out after his accident a few years ago that he didnt know what he was doing? If you think this might be one of those cheesy B-movies, it's not even that good.
Bosom Buddies (1980)
One of the most underrated shows of the 80s
These guys dressed up before it was cool and it was often hysterical. I have a feeling this show was a bit before its time. Great cast and top notch writing made this one of the few comedy shows on TV that actually made you laugh out loud and was a real cut above most of the shows on back then.
I dont know, maybe if it were done today, it may stay on longer but this went to rerun land much too soon. I have most of them on tape but would love them to be released on DVD someday. Hey, maybe they could even do Bosom Buddies: The Movie and Ton Hanks could direct. How about it?
I wasn't expecting too much from this movie but I enjoyed. It made
me chuckle and laugh out loud and how often do movies do that
Ben Stiller is great as always and there are some really funny
moments in this movie skewering pop culture, Models and
Movies and even a a clothing line based on the homeless.
Politically incorrect movies are fun and this is one of them.
Do yourself a favor, sit down have a drink, maybe smoke a bowl
and and have a good time.
Rose Red (2002)
I had high hopes...
But after Six hours I felt letdown. With 6 hours you can do a lot and
explain a lot but most of the time goes to reaction shots of the
people and Long shots of the house. I still dont know what happend at the end or should I say, am just
not sure. Something to do with the House and the Woman and her maid
killing the Husband because the maid was having an affair, yet
they were hanging out together at the end and killing everyone? What did that have to do with the young kid who grew up there and
came back (Matt Kesslar)? I was scratching my head by that point. Was the little girl channeling the house? Why did it stop when she
was unconcious. At the end it turned out she didnt have anything to
do with the goings on and what was with the Nancy Travis
character? Was she just mad or did the house possess her like in
the Shining? Had a few good scares but if you want to go see a good Haunted
House movie, go watch Poltergeist again or a movie that few
people have seen called Burnt Offerings.
A Beautiful Mind (2001)
Overrated Hollywood Dud....
I generally like Dramas that concentrate on real life events or
movies about triumphing over difficult circumstances but I believe
this movie reduced everything to a TV movie of the week mentality. The main character was unlikable, I didn't understand how his
student was even mildly attracted to such a big doofus with no
social skills and it was paint by number plotting from start to finish.
Guy meets girl, acts like an ignoramus (but he's a genius) and
they conveniently get married, he starts having problems and BAB,
she's pregnant. He starts acting strange and throwing stuff and
she gets scared. Give me a break. I've seen this countless times over and over
again. This trivializes Mental Illness to a point where I was rolling my eyes
and waiting for the credits. Its too bad that after years of working in the Business that Ron
Howard doesn't know the difference between a contrived and
cliched piece of work. the music was cranked to pull on our emotions all at the right
spots. The performances were schmultzy and overly melodramatic.
And this won a Golden Globe? Further proof that Hollywood is
corrupt. Pop Cinema at it's best.
American Pie 2 (2001)
Hollywood Gipped us again
I really liked the first movie. It was jevenile but funny for a nice
laugh. The second one on the other hand tries to be crude and as
funny as the last one and it fails miserably. The whole cast is back in bits and pieces of various scenes clued
together but theres not much story and the cast seemed like they
know that. I wanted to like this movie but it was bad and I dont mean in a
good way. It was cranked out to make more for them and take our
money away. Alot of Actors from the first one are here but they
arent doing anything worth watching.
All Over the Guy (2001)
One of the few good movies of the Summer of 2001
How did this movie get maid and released? It has character
development, no car crashes, dinosaurs or Aliens to bring in the
big bucks. Wonderful movie about normal people who, straight and gay, their
friendships, relationships and their lives. This has been a really bad Summer for movies and the good
movies worth watching are far and few between. I liked the characters, I liked the witty dialoge and the Actors were
very enjoyable. Lisa Kudrow shows up in a bit part, Doris Roberts
and Andrea Martin (one of my favorites) and Christina Ricci. They
are all supporting to the main characters.
Check this one out. A good movie to help wash out the taste of all
those empty Blockbusters of the Summer.
Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001)
Finally a good Summer movie for the Summer of 2001
After another dreary Summer of Hollywood candy that you forget once you leave the theatre, a movie with substance thats fun as well. You get Comedy, Drama and ...Character Development!? We cant forget some really great music too.
If you want to see something different and something that will stay with you. Something that will move you and make you laugh; go see this. I really hope that Hollywood watches and learns from this movie but I really doubt it.
Dude, Where's My Car? (2000)
Dude, what were you expecting?
People on here make me laugh. You went in to this movie thinking it was going to be an Oscar Nominee? I am always saying, if you read my other reviews that Hollywood is always cranking out a teen movie a month and they are paint by number crap. Sure, this is no Brain surgery but I sat down with some friends and we laughed. The thing is, this is nor your typical teen comedy, it has some stoner guys, yeah, but they meet a lot of weird people on their way to find their car. Stoner Dogs, Alien Woman and Men and killer Ostriches. If anything, I think it mocks the teen genre. I excepted it for what it was, fun and I had a good time. Its right up there with Romy and Michelle and Dumb and Dumber. Sooo, Dudes, check it out., Party a bit and have a fun time.