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I didn't like it...but was fun...admit it.
28 March 2005
Well, just like Dumb and Dumberer, I went into this movie expecting to die a horrible death of boredom. It was quite the opposite. The Mask is one of my all time favourite movies, so I guess something just told me too see this sequel/spin off. OK, so it didn't have Jim Carrey in it. Big Deal! The movie would have sucked with him in it. the story did not require Stanley to return. It was about how the mask itself changes the lives of a family, instead of just one loser. I am not defending this movie, saying it was great or even good. It was just fun. I have to admit I did laugh in some scenes, and the special effects were pretty good also. I think the reason most people are complaining about this movie is because it didn't continue the story from the original. Well has anyone ever heard of a SPIN OFF? A NEW CHAPTER? Do we bag Frasier because the cast from cheers aren't back? Do we hate Joey because the cast of Friends isn't back. Back on topic...Son of the Mask is a Live action cartoon. When the funny scenes hit, they actually work. And while the movie makes no sense, or has no actual believable scenes, it is an interesting creation and FUN TO WATCH!
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Just fun!
22 March 2005
This is in no way meant to be Academy Award Winning Material. It has been made for the audience to go and have some fun, and fun you will have! So we are taken on a camping trip/treasure hunt with 3 guys, who as children mapped out a way to find loot deep in the woods, along a river. When everything goes wrong for them, the laughs just keep going up and up. So many people have ranked this movie as poor, mindless rubbish. Far from it. It is mindless fun. Justy sit back, turn your brain off and join these guys for some fun and adventure. I enjoyed it, and it appeared everyone in the cinema enjoyed it, I am guessing that those who didn't enjoy it are probably looking for something more than a good nights entertainment. Worth a Look!
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This time it is time to "Meet The Fockers"
16 January 2005
WHOA! When I heard they were making a sequel to Meet The Parents, it was obvious what it would be about, and even called. To tell the truth, I couldn't wait. I loved the first movie. This movie was 10 times better! Once again we enter the life of one Gaylord Focker, still having the odd problem with his girlfriends/fiancée's parents. This time it is time to "Meet The Fockers". Just when the movie starts to feel like the original, Babara Streisand and Dustin Hoffman enter the movie, and improve it in so many ways. The level of humor seems to go up and doesn't slump til the end of the movie. There are many surprises along the way. I don't want to say too much more though. The audience was in stitches, most people I know enjoyed it and it is just plain fun to watch this amazing cast work together. Check it out for a great night at the movies. I do recommend you watch the fist film though. Enjoy!
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12 December 2004
As much as I hate to admit it, Trey Parker and Matt Stone are actually quite talented in a sick twisted, strange, little way. After laughing my butt off during South Park Bigger, Longer & Uncut, I couldn't wait to see this movie. I was not disappointed.

This could be by far the funniest film this year. The plot is easy to follow, as it borrows from most action flicks you see these days, but the way in which it is made is incredible. The fact that these are puppets is enough to make you laugh throughout the entire film. The jokes are funny and don't fall flat. As I was watching the opening, I thought it might run out of steam as it went on. My ticket said it went for almost 2 hours, and I wondered how it would sustain the entire time. It flew. The film is a guilty pleasure.

And parents, before you take your kids to see this, then complain it was disgusting, please read the R Rating! Sit back, relax and watch, but not with coke in your mouth. It will get spit everywhere.
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A funny ending to a funny trilogy.
9 November 2004
Well, I missed this on the big screen, and only recently saw it on DVD. Having seen the first two films, I was aware of what I was going to get. And I still enjoyed it. The story is simple (Jim's getting married to the band geek, Stifler comes along, Jim has to impress Michelle's parents etc). This third film follows the exact formula of the original two, which is probably why it has become one of the most successful trilogies in years. We start with an opening scene, Fade to Black, big red title, story revealed, gag, scene with nudity, Jim experiments, the film comes in for a smooth landing, obviously with a happy ending (For who? I wont say). While some of the main characters from the original two films are not back, they are not missed. In fact Kevin (Returning from the first 2) didn't even seem in place. A funny ending to a funny trilogy. Check it out for a laugh.
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Just entertainment. Watch it not for artistic qualities, but to laugh yourself silly!
5 October 2004
Most teen comedies have the same formula. A funny opening, roll titles, story begins, mid section (funny moment) build up to main point of film, happy ending. Roll credits. Harold & Kumar is different. Firstly, it seems to be a teen comedy for people older than those who enjoy films like American Pie, Road Trip and dare i say it, the terrible Scary Movie franchise. Secondly, it has an interesting soundtrack to prove this point. Almost punkless.

This film introduces us to two characters. Harold (American Pie's MILF boy, John Cho) who is an overworked accountant. Kumar (Van Wilder's Ken Pal) is a bloke simply trying to get into medical school courtesy of his father. Basically, these guys get stoned and hungry. They decide to go to White Castle for burgers. What seems like an easy task turns into a night they will never forget. Obstacles include A bunch of racist hoodlums, a racoon, a leopard, a freaky looking weirdo ad a funny cameo by Doogie Houser.

The two leads are very funny, and use the idea of the story in the best ways possible. All in all, this is a fun film you will enjoy watching. No, it doesn't have any artistic qualities, and no, it would even make it into consideration for any awards (save maybe the MTV MOVIE AWARDS). If you go to see a film like this though, you don't expect it. Just sit back, shut off your brain and enjoy!
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Take Away (2003)
Just don't take it too seriously!
30 August 2004
I enjoyed this film. I thought it was good fun to watch, and just easy entertainment for a Friday night at the movies/DVD. The premise is easy to follow. Two Fish and Chip shop owners who hate eachother, find that they have to work out their differences to stop the construction of a Burgie's Burger's (An Hilarious spoof of Mcdonald's) right next door to their shops. The simple story includes hilarious jokes, a pretty enjoyable ending (most people complained about it, but I thought it was funny and unexpected), A bit of romance, Revenge, a traitor and much more. I have read bad reviews for this film, and I must say I found something in common. They were basically saying that it was unoriginal, stupid and had a predictable ending. Ok, well let me just say that most films these days are unoriginal, the comedy wasn't genius and I couldn't see that ending comming. So for once, just sit back, turn off your brain and settle down with some good old Australian Laughs! I recommend it mate!
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Should be seen by Almost everyone!
17 August 2004
When I went to see this on the big screen, I had no idea what I was in for. A thriller? Time Travel film? Romance storyline? A Bit of comedy here and there? It was all in one. A Fantastic film, very well written and very well acted. It has taken me a while to start enjoying films with Ashton Kutcher. Have never seen Dude WMC?, but liked Just Married and That 70's show. This film however gives him a whole new area of acting to explore. He is very good in this sort of role and could pull it off again in any other dark thriller. Amy Smart is also great in her role. I can't really remember Road Trip, but have seen her more recently in the hilarious Rat Race. She also manages to pull off the whole dark feel of the movie. The plot managed to keep me interested for the whole time, and in fact the 2 hours flew. The whole concept of the film is original and amazing. A great film that should be seen by almost everyone!
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16 July 2004
Warning: Spoilers
I really wasn't sure what to expect when I walked in to this film. I sort of knew what it was about (Trailers, reviews), and decided to try and make sense of all the mixed reviews I had seen lying around. Well, I thought the film was bizaar. It was a very dark, comedy thriller. Well acted by it's main leads (Kidman, Broderick, Middler, Lovitz, Close and of course, Walken), the film takes us into the strange town of Stepford, where something strange is going on. Some how, the men have found a way to transform their hard working, big business wives into house wives. These are The Stepford Wives.

A lot of people don't like it. They hate it for all the wrong reasons. The plot is not thick enough, the acting isn't Award Winning, The story is silly. The editing is bad. This is nothing but whinging. Yes, some of those are true, but in the end, that is what can make for a good movie.

from the beginning, you can see where the film leads. There doesn't seem to be any particular twist, however the film does start and finish in a way that there is no room for a sequel (PLEASE DON'T MAKE ONE!).

Worth a look. Just turn off your brain, sit back and go with it.
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Donnie Darko (2001)
Leave your brain on!
1 July 2004
Unfortunatley, I missed this film in Cinemas (Will be seeing the Directors cut though!), but rented it one saturday night to see what all the hype was about. I loved it! The story was bizarre, the acting was perfect, excellent directing/writing. The plot is not simple, and the film will make you think, even when the credits start rolling. I wouldn't recommend this film for a Saturday Night's entertainment, but rather watch it sometime when your brain is working. I look forward to many more Richard Kelly films coming in the next few years. Check it out if you want to see a really good, dark movie.
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Shrek 2 (2004)
18 June 2004
Well, after the success of the first Shrek film, it was inevitable that a sequel be made. In fact, I could already smell a sequel from the second the end credits rolled in the first film. Ok, so here we go. From the very beginning, we are swept back into the magical world of Shrek. He and Fiona (Now permantley an orge) are enjoying their honeymoon. When they return, Donkey is back, and a message has arrived. It seems Fiona's parents want to meet her "Prince Charming". We are next taken to the land of Far Far Away for the adventure to begin/continue. Fiona's Father and Shrek take an immediate disliking to each other, and Shrek and Donkey end up int he woods, thinking of ways to make things right. Does it happen? Watch and find out!

The film is extremely funny in places, and when it isn't Extremely funny, it is really funny! I found myself laughing more during five minutes of this film, than I did in the ENTIRE original film, it is that hilarious. There is not much more I could say, except... FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY! A definite 10/10.
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Here we go Earthlings!
15 June 2004
OK, I work in the theme park on the Gold Coast that is screening this 3D film. (Warner Bros Movie World). I Have seen the film many times as part of the audience also. It is highly entertaining, and very fast paced. Very simple storyline, not too different to that of other looney Tunes Cartoons. The film works very well in 3D. You even get wet when viewing it in the theme park. Daffy Duck Loves himself, Marvin the Martian wants to destroy the Duck! what more could we want in a comedy animated film. I enjoyed this 12 minute animated film, more than I enjoy animated films that run for 1.5 hours. HEaps of fun for the whole family. Recommended to anyone who gets a chance to view it.
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A Great Spell!
10 June 2004
After having seen the first 2 Harry Potter films, I thought I might have seen enough. In fact, I said I would retire from the series after this film, but after watching it, I can't wait too see what happens next! Ok, so basically we are taken on another journey to experience yet another year at Hogwarts School for Wizards. As usual, something is up. It seems Sirius Black, a wanted murderer has escaped from Azkaban Prison, and is after Harry.

From the moment the film opens, you can already feel the magic beginning again. Some special effects, which don't feel much different to that of Lord of the Rings are also nicely included. Aside form the magic and interesting plot, are of course, the cast.

Daniel, Rupert and Emma (Harry, Ron and Hermione) all return in fine form, playing their roles even better than in the original 2 films. Although it seems, in most cases, Emma carries the film, even with the guys by her side. All seem much more comfortable in their roles as well. Michael Gambon plays Dumbledore to perfection. Richard Harris will be missed in the series, but Michael, while not trying to replace Richard, adds his own touch to the character.

Hogwarts Castle looks better than it ever has. The set actually has a darker feel to that of the original films. Even though much of the film takes place out doors.

No bad points here. The film is just as respectable as the originals, even better! The run time may put parents off taking younger kids along, but then again, the film is not for the really young.

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South Park:Bigger, Longer and Uncut. I guess you know what to expect!
10 May 2004
If you need to laugh, then this is the movie for you. Not being a MASSIVE fan of the South Park series, I didn't really follow the progress of this film, nor did I get excited about it when I heard it was in production. A mate came up to me and said, "Lets go see the South Park Movie tomorrow." I agreed. I did not know what to expect, but as soon as the Warner bros logo dissapeared and we were left with a crappy cardboard cut out of a mountain, I laughed till the end. This film needs to be congratulated. The way it offends EVERYONE. Not just some groups, ALL Groups! Especially the way it takes on Disney with all the musical numbers included. The lyrics to most songs, you will be humming to yourself for weeks to come.

The plot is very basic, just like the animation. the 4 boys sneak into an R rated film featuring their favourite actors. Afterwards, they start swearing in the most offensive ways possible. The parents blame Canada, and hence a war is started between the two countries.

The film takes a look at how our ratings system is going down hill, and how parents don't care about ratings. They just care about how the film could be banned from being released. I think it has an important message with regards to this ratings war, which is always going on.

To create an animated film is very difficult. To create an animated film from a television series, and actually have it work is even more difficult. Trey Parker and Matt Stone have done a great job. I am a HUGE Simpsons fan, and even I don't believe a Simpsons Movie could top this. Definitley one of the best animated comedies in a long time, that will continue to be critically acclaimed.
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It didn't kill me!
20 April 2004
I was very hesitant to watch this film. From what I had heard, I would basically die if I watched it. It was going to be that bad. So I decided to try and cheat death. I watched it, gave it a chance, and I was surprised. It wasn't all terrible. I thought most of it was in fact funny. The actors in their roles were good, and they even looked the part. Who would want Jim Carrey and Jeff Daniels to play teenagers anyway. (They are GREAT, but seriously). There are many references to the first film included also. Fans will no doubt spot them on first viewing. don't listen to reviews of this film. Check it out for yourself. You might be surprised. I thought it was good fun.
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Big Fish (2003)
11 April 2004
What an amazing film. The stories told throughout the film are a really interesting adventure. It all begins when Ed bloom (in his older years) falls ill. His son wants to hear the truth about his life, and so Ed tells his stories. So we flash back to when he was young, and take a magical journey with the young Ed Bloom and all sorts of interesting characters. Ewan McGreggor is terrific. He takes the role and carries the movie with such enthusiasm. The locations/sets/props and costumes are superb. I am very interested in picking up the novel from my local book store, just to be able to take these adventures again. While the film is also very dark, there is also a bit of humor. Just sit back and enjoy great story telling for 2 hours. A simply Magical Film experience.
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Clearly my new Favourite Film!
9 April 2004
This film has easily become my new favourite film. Where should I start? The cinematography was great, the acting was Brilliant, the story was amazing and original. It was also just an enjoyable film to watch. Some of it was a bit challenging, but I, like many other people like that. I have yet to see a better film. After seeing some other Kauffman works, I couldn't wait for this film to come out. All it took was for me to see the trailer and I was sucked in to the magic of this film. The only thing I didn't like about this film was the soundtrack. But I didn't really pay any attention to that. Overall the film is Beautiful. A perfect 10 out of 10.
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A Howlingly Good Time!
11 February 2004
Sorry for the pun, but it was to be expected from me...The Insainiak! Well, this is an awsome movie. Great effects and wonderful acting.; The best black comedy I have seen in a long time. Just purchased the special edition, and loved it once again!
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3 February 2004
Ok, Many people found this film to be poor. I actually liked it. I liked it alot, but I guess that is because I like Ben Stiller's Humor. His films are still crude in places, but not like American Pie etc. So what can I say about this film? IT WAS VERY FUNNY! Stiller and Aniston worked very well together. I guess you have to see it for yourself to make a judgement. See it if you like Stillers other comedies.
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28 December 2003
I can't believe it...The series is outstanding, and this film itself is the best of the 3. In fact some of the best Movie Making I have ever seen.Those who have been on the boards longer than 2 years would know I hated Lord of the Rings when I first saw it. Decided to give it another try and loved it. This was the best ending to any film series. I urge you to see it! After you do, you will know, it hangs with you for a while. It is very powerful toward the end.
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Peter Pan (2003)
23 December 2003
Well, what else is there to say other than this movie is great. Loved the acting and loved the overall tone of the film. I have read the book so many years ago, and seen the disney version, and I have to say this was better than both of them. Jason Issacks as Hook! Great choice, and I will say he did better than dustan Hoffman. Definitley worth a look. MAGIC!
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Cabin Fever (2002)
6 December 2003
Ok. The advertising looked great. The poster in the cinema foyer looks fantastic, but the movie, well, is only average. It's a shame really. Poor acting, and over the top make-up effects. I didn't mind the plot, and the way the movie was played out. It was just the gore factor. I actually felt a little uncomfortable and disturbed in some scenes. A few good scary scenes, a little bit of humor, but mostly gore. So overall...Sick, Disgusting but probably would be more enjoyable watching in the comfort of your own living room rather than a dark, cool cinema. At least in your own home you can look away. And I am not usually squeemish in films. I have sat through numerous gore fests. It is very disgusting, and a terrible film, but not the worst film ever. 4 out of 10.
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How good was that!?
22 November 2003
How good was that! That is one of the first things I said when I walked out of this film. After Shallow Hal I was sort of put off Jack Black films, but saw reviews for this one. They were good. And the movie was even better. Jack was really good, and the kids were brilliant. Very talented and worked well together. Defintley worth a look.

5 out of 5.
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Light, Fun humor!
9 November 2003
Sometimes I like to watch a good Romantic comedy. I never thought I would see one I liked.But, almost every film I have seen in the past few months has had the trailer on the front of it. I decided to see what it was really like. I actually enjoyed it. I wont go on and on about the fun story, good acting and funny moments, but I guess those who have seen it would know what it is like. You really have to see it for yourself to make your mind up. Good for a bit of light fun humor.
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A Lot of Fun!
11 September 2003
I have been waiting for almost a year for this film to come out. It took a couple of months to come to Australia after it was showing in the USA, but it was worth the wait. I saw The Italian Job last week, and I didn't think a movie could be more fun, but Pirates proved me wrong. Pirates of the Carribbean was an excellent film. The acting was great, and Johnny Depp performed his best role yet, in the best way possible. I thought Geoffery Rush was also good. It has been a while since a pirate film hit the screen, I would say Hook was the last pirate film I saw, but this was one of the best films of 2003. If you want some fun, then see it! If you want a laugh...See It! And defintley if you want great high seas adventure then DON'T MISS IT!
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