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Working Girl (01 10 08) - So 80s! I like 80s Harrison Ford; he's more fun and silly. I think this is one of the only things I've seen Melanie Griffth in. Odd. I really needed a girl power movie to inspire me since I can relate to the Tess McGill character somewhat. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (02 10 08) - This was a bit slow to get into, but there…

Aristocrats (02 09 08) - REVIEW In Bruges (05 09 08) - REVIEW Thumbsucker (06 09 08) - The cast for this is very interesting and probably the best part of the film. Tilda Swinton downplays her ethereality to be nurse and mother married to L&O: CI's Vincent D'Onofrio. Vince Vaughn appears as debate teacher who wears big glasses and ugly sweater vests. Benjamin Bratt appears as cokehead TV star and is involved in the…

This Booker Prize winning book by Graham Swift tells of four men on a day trip to scatter their friend's ashes to the sea. The chapters are short and the narratives switches with each chapter. Most are told by Ray, the closest friend of the dead man Jack Dodds. There are numerous flashbacks revealing the lives of all the men and a couple of others in their lives. At first the book reminded me in…

Things I generally like include Irishmen, funny crime plots and characters, on location filming where the place becomes a secondary character, and Ralph Fiennes playing an evil bastard. He wears it well; he's always disturbingly attractive when being a supreme psycho except when he's Voldemort. I really liked this movie. It was funny yet had some very decent moments of poignancy, the usual dose of good acting from a British-Irish film (expect nothing less), and…

Only two films in August. For many reasons, I read more, I knit more, and the Olympics were on. Also, I have been saving and storing my films for my move afraid that I will not be able to watch as many movies in my new home. Waitress (19 08 08) - Not actually a romantic comedy as the trailers lead you to believe. It does have great chemistry between Keri Russell and the criminally…

Modern Times (01 07 08) - Finally, I get to see this after having seen most of his other major films. I liked it, though I think City Lights is still my favourite. I particularly like the department store scenes with him roller blading around. Then She Found Me (04 07 08) - I will always know Helen Hunt as Jamie from Mad About You. The film was alright. Colin Firth is too attractive for…

Bee Movie (01 06 08) - I love honey bees. This has a stellar voice cast; they even got Oprah. There were a lot of bee jokes, but they amused me even though they were incredibly cheesy. I guess I love bees and honey too much. I'm not there (02-03 06 08) - REVIEW Jumper (08 06 08) - What happened to Hayden Christensen's voice? He must be smoking a lot. It bothered me, but…

This was very strange and different. I liked it. It was funny, entertaining, well written, directed, and acted. It is true that I am a Dylan fan, and you get a lot more from this by knowing the man's works and history. I found the awkwardness and the alienation displayed by some of the Dylans very true since I sympathised with that anger displayed in Dylan's memoirs Chronicles. Cate Blantchett is amazing in this. She…

Adam's Rib (01 05 08) - Isn't it fun to watch onscreen couples knowing they are offscreen couples? The chemistry is marvelous. I love the pull and tug, and neither really right, but it's such a nice little Hepburn/Tracy rom-com. Why aren't there more rom-coms with married people like this anymore? Penelope (05 05 08) - Produced by Reese Witherspoon, this is a cute, quirky flick with a very great cast. They shot it in…

Juno (13 04 08) - As predicted, this movie is likable. Lots of Canadian actors too. I enjoyed all of the performances and the script did have a lot of heart. Sweet and enjoyable little flick. I am Legend (13 04 08) - Slow stuff, but people watch this for Will Smith. This is actually my first Will Smith movie in a long time. It's well shot, and I liked the dog as I usually…

My third Pedro Almodóvar film, and if I haven't said it before: I really like this guy's work. Auteurs are interesting and getting rarer. First off, the silent erotic movie scene is one of the weirdest things I have ever watched; it's pretty great how he put that in the film. As usual, it's well shot, well written, good soundtrack, and nice performances all around. Javier Cámara plays Beningo with such a soft intensity and…

1. Name a movie that you have seen more than 10 times. No such movie exists. I don't rewatch movies all that much, and there are a few that I do, but more or less the same amount. 2. Name a movie that you've seen multiple times in the theater. I saw Harry Potter and the Philsopher's Stone twice because I went with different people. Wasn't worth it; I don't want to watch a movie…