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Napoleon Dynamite 
  kcargile
 
07:22pm 03/04/2006
  This movie is flippin' sweet. So many funny phrases and scenes. My favorite part was the ending. When Napoleon helps out Pedro with class president campaign. He dances in front of the whole school. Napoleon was being a good friend. The wedding at the very end was pretty hilarious too. I would definitely recommend this movie if you want a good laugh. It is really clean and funny.  
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Full Metal Jacket 
  cargile24
 
01:23pm 28/03/2006
  Directed by Stanley Kubrick (<3), starring Matthew Modine, Adam Baldwin and Vincet D'Onofrio. First of all, Stanley Kubrick is the MOST brilliant film director EVER and has never recieved the recognition he deserved. This is a great movie. Violent, abusive, destructive- very raw. It was a deep look into the minds of soldiers as they are brought down to where they need to be for the government to reprogram them to be killing machines. How far can they push a man? In this film, Kubrick shows us the deep emotions felt by some of the cadets and causes us to feel very little empathy for any the characters involved. I just never felt sorry for them- and I laughed my ass off all the way through boot camp. If you like war films, and enjoy verbal abuse- see this movie. It is a testament to the greatness of Stanley Kubrick.  
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Kill Bill (volumes 1 nad 2) 
  cargile24
 
01:17pm 28/03/2006
  Directed by Quentin Tarantino, Starring Uma Thurman, Lucy Liu, Vivica A. Fox, Michael Madsen, Daryl Hannah and David Carradine (lj user="cary32"'s favorite person to ride with on an airplane...)
Is it just me or was the first one better? I really liked the first one a lot! Not so much on the second one...I mean it was good, but I expected it to be as good or better than the first and it really wasn't to me. It 'fell short' of what I was expecting from it I suppose.
Very violent, extrememly vulgar- bloody and fabulous. Cruel and cold-heartless...This movie showed us how far one woman's vengance can carry a person. Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn- that's the truth!
Go see these movies. They really were good. :)
 
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Wedding Crashers 
  cargile24
 
01:13pm 28/03/2006
  Directed by David Dobkin, starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn.
Can we say- Fabulously hillarious? This movie was so raunchy and dirty and funny and fantastic! I haven't laughed that hard- maybe ever! This movie is a definate see. I can't put into words how funny this movie really is. It's phenominal. :) This movie gets 10 points, good form.
 
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50 First Dates 
  cargile24
 
11:24am 27/03/2006
  Directed by Peter Segal and starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore.
I really like this movie. It is so funny! I've seen it probably 2 dozen times, and it's always funny. It is a good date movie- and fun to watch all by yourself. Dan Ackroyd (sp?) was a great touch to this film, and the scenery was a special treat.
I give this movie a big thumbs up! :)
 
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The Exorcism of Emily Rose 
  cargile24
 
11:19am 27/03/2006
  Directed by Scott Derrickson, starring Laure Linney and Tom Wilkinson.
I didn't really care for this one. It wasn't scary, it was fairly boring and I just didn't care for the way the subject matter was presented. To say that GOD would have someone be possessed by demons to lead people to believe in Him sounds a little out there- no no WAY out there. To do things like this and tack on that all important phrase 'based on true events'- is lidicrous. It wasn't good, it was slow, it lagged on and on. It was a bad movie. Don't see it, you can't ever have the 122 minutes of your life back that you will have wasted watching it. This movie gets a negative 2.
 
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Sin City 
  cargile24
 
11:16am 27/03/2006
  Directed by- who cares and starring everybody... can we say OVER ACTING? I don't have a response for this movie, but I did like the story line and the plot- just not the actors. I didn't like how the movie was executed. It could have been a good one- but it wasn't. I strongly suggest you never see this movie- ever.  
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The Brother's Grimm 
  cargile24
 
11:10am 27/03/2006
  Directed by Terry Gilliam starring Matt Damon and Heath Ledger.
What a let down! Seriously. The costumes were great, the action was pretty quick, and the scenery was fabulous. But the rest of it STUNK! The acting was struggling, the script was sooooo juveneile, and the plot was streching. I wasn't able to stay awake the first time I watched it. It could have been a great movie, but the actors got in the way. What a let down. I'm glad I didn't go and see this in the theatre. All trains boarding for- Suckville, The Brother's Grimm. Ehren Kruger (writer), you need to go and look for another job...maybe writing plots for cartoons.
 
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Road to Perdition 
  cargile24
 
11:05am 27/03/2006
  Directed by Sam Mendes, starring Tom Hanks, Paul Newman and Jude Law.
I really loved this movie. It was slow, but it was just beautiful and dark. I liked all of the characters- it was so easy to like all of them, except for Paul Newman's son. You felt so much and I was pulling for all of them to be happy- and 'win' as it were. It was a great story, very non-tradional. The directing was phenomenal! Absoultely outstanding.
All in all I give it a big thumbs up minus 3 points for length and too many slow parts. :)
 
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Moulin Rouge! 
  cargile24
 
09:28am 24/03/2006
  Directed by Baz Luhrmann, starring Nicole Kidman and Ewan McGregor.
This one was good, a little slow, but still nice. Tragic ending (the director did do Romeo+Juliet), but okay. The music was the most fascinating part- and visually it was beautiful. It's fun, but definately a 'girl' movie. My husband watched the whole thing, but kept asking questions...
I'm in love with a prostitue- with a name that sounds like something herion tracks would be called if they had a 'name'. All in all, it's okay. Not great but not bad either- I'm mostly in the middle about it.
 
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Be Cool 
  cargile24
 
09:23am 24/03/2006
  Directed by F. Gary Gray, starring EVERYONE but your mama.
Aside from this being a movie about John Travolta, it really wasn't bad. (what movie doesn't be about John if he's in it?)
I thought that it was hillarious. Really I did. It was fun, the music was good, I was captivated by the scenery, enthralled with the music and unimpressed with the characters. (except The Rock- ha!, oh, and Vince Vaughn...too funny!)
It was good, it's really funny- light hearted and trying for darkness at the same time. It has moments of clarity- but mostly situational humor where if you try to tell your friends funny parts in the movie- no one will 'get it'. See it with someone, it's better that way. :)
 
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Secret Window 
  cargile24
 
09:15am 24/03/2006
  Directed by David Koepp, starring Johnny Depp.
I LOVE this movie! It was so great. I have to admit that just before the 'reveal' I had nearly figured it out- but that didn't take away from how mysterious and transfixing this movie was. I couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen, and I just loved it. It is definitely indicative of Steven King, as it's based on a short story of his 'Secret Window, Secret Garden'. It was a little scary and just plain good. It's a thriller, kept me interested. I think that Johnny Depp was a good choice for the movie- mostly because of his physique, kinda scrawny, makes you feel sorry for him- he always looks sad. There were probably better choices, maybe someone a little more villainous, but he was still good.
This movie is a definite see for those wanting a good mystery. :)
 
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The Butterfly Effect 
  cargile24
 
09:08am 24/03/2006
  Written and directed by Eric Bress & J. Mackey Gruber. Starring Ashton Kutcher and Amy Smart.
This film was interesting and captivating. I *seriously* found the subject matter a little too dark, but it was really different and original. I didn't really like it, but I was interested enough to stay and keep watching to the end, sort of like a train wreck, where no one gets hurt. The ending was *typical, and if you got the DVD and watched the 'alternate' ending, it was even worse. Suffice to say, I've only watched it once, and have no plans on ever watching it again. It was interesting, but too far out. It rates somewhere between the middle and the bottom of the spectrum of good movies.
 
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A Midsummer Night's Dream (Hoffman 1999) 
  cargile24
 
09:01am 24/03/2006
  Directed by Michael Hoffman, starring Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer and Stanley Tucci.
Who couldn't like this movie? Sometimes I have a hard time reading Shakespeare, this movie was able to make it really come alive to me. I was able to enjoy the moive and understand the script- and I really appreciat that there are poeple in this world that can understand and make it great for the rest of us.
All the characters are really cute and, so funny. Who doesn't like Kevin Kline? (Fierce Creatures...?) He is such a great sleaze ball, and is wonderful in this film.
Getting high marks, this film is funny and entertaining.
 
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Casino 
  cargile24
 
08:52am 24/03/2006
  Directed by Martin Scorsese, starring Robert De Niro, Sharon Stone and Joe Pesci.
This movie was tough for me to watch. It actually broke me from not being able to watch graphic images of physical violence. I can now watch without screaming or crying- thank you Martin Scorsese.
I really kinda like this movie, but I have to say unless your just in a gangster kinda mood, there's only so many times you can watch this film. It's good, the characters are real, and the action is fabulous.
I enjoyed the script- and it was made all the better for being 'based on true events' (b.o.t.e.). I don't normally feel good about b.o.t.e. scripts, but this one was really interesting, and makes me wonder, how many holes are there in the dessert?
 
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Ever After 
  cargile24
 
12:11am 24/03/2006
  Starring Drew Barrymore, Angelica Huston and Dougray Scott. Directed by Andy Tennant.
*my opinion*
I'm a girl so I like most girlie movies. This one is my favorite in the girlie category. I like all the actors, I think they are so well suited for the roles that they play. I enjoy watching this over and over again. It's just so cute.
The historical accuracy is ~shakey~, but still a little informative. It's fun to watch, and you really want to believe that the 'historical tie' to Cinderella could be true. It's just so sweet.
 
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Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton 1999) 
  cargile24
 
12:03am 24/03/2006
  Starring Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci. Directed by Tim Burton.
*my opinion*
As with all Tim Burton films, we are transported into a world of dark fantasy, with spooks and ghosts. Dark characters and very little color is what he does best. How we can all be captivated by him over and over again, is a surprise and a good one.
I *love* Tim Burton, ever since 'Beetlejuice'. I've been captured and had my imagination held captive by him and his world.
This film is an interesting look at the old story of 'Ichabod Crane'. This new twist is a great look into the 'Burton past' of America and it's witch hunts. I really enjoyed it, but of course I would- it's Tim Burton.
 
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Old School 
  cargile24
 
11:56pm 23/03/2006
  Starring Luke Wilson, Will Ferrell and Vince Vaughn. Directed by Tod Phillips.
*my opinion*
This movie is entirely TASTELESS. It is. Anyone arguing the fact, has no ground to stand on. That being said, toliet humor can be really funny. I think there are some real *priceless* moments in this movie, Will Ferrell streaking...
It is a funny movie, but I deduct points for too much potty humor. If you're a guy, you're most likely to appreciate this film more than your female counterparts. Just a heads up.
 
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Snatch 
  cargile24
 
11:52pm 23/03/2006
  Starring Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farna, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Rade Sherbedgia and Jason Statham.
I have to admit- this movie is my secret evil pleasure. It is my favorite movie! I love Brit films, and this one is so great. It's very funny, the characters are entertaining, it's *fairly* original, and just executed with some real flair.
I recommend that anyone not offended by 'language' go and rent this movie- it's guaranteed to keep you laughing. Good stuff. :)
 
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Mystic River 
  cargile24
 
11:41pm 23/03/2006
  Winner of 2 Academy awards, directed by Clint Eastwood. Starring Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, and Laura Linney.
*my opinion*
I really did not like this movie the first time I watched it. It had to grow on me. After it sank in and I watched it a second time, I was amazed at the characters. They are all so tragic. As Clint Eastwood seems to do, he has given us a cast of haunted characters, people who are tormented by their past and can't escape from it. People are so complex in this film- which is wonderful, and explains why their relationships are so simple. There are no 'triangles'. Nothing to muddle the beauty of the tragic human experience. I think this film is wonderful. A film with an unhappy ending, to give us as Americans, something to think about. Only in America do nearly all films end with happy, fun, all loose ends tied- endings. This is a refreshing change. A beautiful film. I think they all should have won the Academy award. Their performances were absolutely astounding.
 
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