The Village (*)

Is a good thing that I went to Mo’s place and read his review before I wrote this post or this movie would have gotten a () ZERO, ZILCH, NADA do I sound a little bitter… well I am after seeing this movie.

Starring Bryce Dallas Howard, Joaquin Phoenix, Adrien Brody, William Hurt, Sigourney Weaver, Brendan Gleeson, Cherry Jones, Judy Greer, and Celia Weston. The thrilling tale of an isolated village confronting the astonishing truth that lies just outside its borders. (Touchstone Pictures)

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I, Robot (****)

Starring Will Smith, Bridget Moynahan, Alan Tudyk, James Cromwell, Bruce Greenwood, Adrian Ricard, Chi McBride, and Jerry Wasserman. In the year 2035, robots are an everyday household item, and everyone trusts them, except one, slightly paranoid detective (Smith) investigating what he alone believes is a crime perpetrated by a robot. The case leads him to discover a far more frightening threat to the human race. (20th Century Fox)
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Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle (***)

Starring John Cho, Kal Penn, Neil Patrick Harris, Sandy Jobin-Bevans, Fred Willard, Eddie Kaye Thomas, Paula GarcÚs, and Christopher Meloni. In the great cinematic tradition of “Road Trip” and “Dude, Where’s My Car?” comes Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, which follows two likeable underdogs who set out on a Friday night quest to satisfy their craving for White Castle hamburgers and end up on an epic journey of deep thoughts, deeper inhaling and a wild road trip as un-PC as it gets. (New Line Cinema)

Now I will not be able to say it but like 10 more times I promise, but lower expectations makes such a difference. I went to this movie not expecting too much beyond laughing at the same gags as in the trailer that I barely remembered. But you know what the movie was actually good. Not a classic by any means but good. There is a lot of un-PC comedy so it is not for the easily offended but if you can take the satirical look at race you will have a good time.

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Dodgeball: A true underdog story (***)

Once again I prove it to myself, that the lower the expectations you have for the movie, the more you will enjoy it. It is going to be hard to go see Spiderman with low expectations, but I am going to try.

Starring Vince Vaughn, Christine Taylor, Ben Stiller, Rip Torn, Justin Long, Stephen Root, Joel Moore, and Chris Williams

A group of friends from Average Joe’s agrees to compete in a high-stakes dodgeball competition in Las Vegas in an attempt to save their gym from takeover by the national chain Globo Gym.

This movie makes no excuses and uses fisical violence to its fullest. I see a dodgeball drinking game coming up. Shot in the face, 1 drink, shot in the groind 2 drinks. The comedy is great, and not all the funny moments are in the trailer. Ben Stiller is not my favorite comedic actor, but I do have to admit that the dude can do comedy pretty well. I see go see it in the theaters, but not a most… it can wait for a rental ;)


Logtar Rating System
* Don’t bother
**If there is nothing else in the video store
***Rent it for sure
****Go watch it in the theater today, or buy the DVD
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50 First Dates (****)

Starring Adam Sandler, Drew Barrymore, Sean Astin, Rob Schneider, Dan Aykroyd, and Missi Pyle

Marine biologist Henry Roth (Sandler) finds the perfect woman, Lucy Whitmore (Barrymore) and falls head over heels for her. But when he sees her the following day, she hasn’t a clue as to who is he due to a rare brain disorder that wipes her memory clean every night. Now, with the help of his friend Ula (Schneider), Henry has to concoct new and increasingly clever ways to meet her and get her to fall for him every day. (Sony Pictures)

Adam Sandler had started to fall off the wagon as one of the comedy actors I liked. I loved Happy Gilmore, The Wedding Singer and Waterboy a lot, Thought Big Daddy was good, but started thinking he was smoking something after Little Nicky and Mr Deeds. It was to the point that I did not even care to see the new movies he made. Well yesterday I had the pleasure to see 50 First Dates, and I have to say that this movie is awesome.

The movie starts with a series of tidbits that I am not going to reveal, but they are hilarious… then it gets onto a very good story along with very well timed jokes. The charaters are all lovable and even the animals in the movie are hilarious. I think everyone should rent this movie this weekend and watch it. Is a great love story, and a good comedy.


Logtar Rating System
* Don’t bother
**If there is nothing else in the video store
***Rent it for sure
****Go watch it in the theater today, or buy the DVD
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