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Old 03-31-2007, 11:00 AM   #31
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Little Miss Sunshine 7/10

I really enjoyed this one. I liked the ending, it was not what I was expecting at all. Some parts were over the top, but it made me laugh.
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Blades of Glory

6/10

Why did I pay to see this in the theater? I guess I thought it'd be funnier than it was. I laughed enough, I guess, but they were cheap laughs.

Will Ferrell is still annoying, but I love Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, and it was nice to see Jenna Fischer, and as a former skating geek, I loved all the cameos.

My recommendation: wait for DVD.
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Children of Men 4/10

I couldn't wait for this movie to end. The only reason I gave it a 4 is because I really enjoy watching Clive Owen, but thats about it.
Aw, why didn't you like it?
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Children of Men is a 10/10 if I ever saw one.

But anyway.

I just saw Goodfella's in its entirety for the first time last night (shocking I know, how come it took so long?).

I'll give it a 9/10. Wasn't AS amazing as I thought it was going to be, though it's still a 9/10, but I wouldn't go so far as to call it one of the greatests films of all time, or even Scorsese's best film. But oh yeah, Joe Pesci fucking rocks.
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I very much enjoyed Broken Flowers. Bill Murray is excellent in a very understated role, and the ending is creative, avoiding cliches. There is a great deal of strong commentary on aging and family, and also some genuinely funny moments. By the end, I really sympathized with Murray's character.

8/10
one of my favorite movies ever,
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Aw, why didn't you like it?

I found it very depressing, way too much violence. Not to mention half the time I had no idea what was going on. I also thought the ending was bad. I was expecting them to show at the end what would have happened if the whole world knew there was a baby born. Maybe bring some hope to the rest of the world.
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I, personally, loved the ending
it was a very cliche kind of thing
the symbolism
of somebody passing away and someone being born , but it worked and felt anything but cheesy and forced. it was dark, depressing, and frightening but with a slight brush of hope enough to make the movie a pretty accurate representation of human life externally and internally. In all it's grittiness , Children of Men is one of the overall best film which surpassed my wildest expectations and had more to offer than I could have ever hoped. Every single aspect of the movie was flawless, symbolic and about as perfect as a movie gets. One of my most memorable movie theatre experiences, right up there with the New World, Sin City, & Lost in Translation along others.
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^ I agree completely

It was the realism that made this movie. That and Michael Caine is in it.
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Blades of Glory

6/10

Why did I pay to see this in the theater? I guess I thought it'd be funnier than it was. I laughed enough, I guess, but they were cheap laughs.

Will Ferrell is still annoying, but I love Amy Poehler and Will Arnett, and it was nice to see Jenna Fischer, and as a former skating geek, I loved all the cameos.

My recommendation: wait for DVD.
I enjoyed the cheap (well, $9.25 x 4) laughs! Even the skating cameos were funny.

I cannot give this a 1-10 rating, unless you seperate it out in a special "comedy" category. I enjoy Ferrell oddball humor - and the cast was great.
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I used to like Will Ferrell, but he needs a new schtick. He makes me roll my eyes. And itch. He makes me itch.

I am, however, looking forward to him being relatively subdued in Stranger Than Fiction ... which is still languishing on top of my TV in its little red Netflix envelope.
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I used to like Will Ferrell, but he needs a new schtick. He makes me roll my eyes. And itch. He makes me itch.

I am, however, looking forward to him being relatively subdued in Stranger Than Fiction ... which is still languishing on top of my TV in its little red Netflix envelope.
It's a good movie.

I wouldn't say it's his Truman Show, but a good movie nonetheless. Watch for Dustin Hoffman and Tony Hale to steal the movie.

And I'm a big Ferrell fan, and I had to agree with Blades of Glory. It had the potential to be extremely funny, but you know what killed it? Jon Heder.

He's simply not funny.
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Children of Men is a 10/10 if I ever saw one.


It's filled with little moments that make you think--but it worked in strange ways for me, because it seemed much better a view days after I saw it. Maybe I was actually overwhelmed by the darkness and realness of it all, which is weird, because I usually eat that stuff up. The Pink Floyd/Orwell references are also pretty interesting...definitely one of the most thought-provoking movies I've ever seen.

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It was the realism that made this movie. That and Michael Caine is in it.
He was brilliant. I loved his home in the forest I wanted to crawl in and read a book in the living room.
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I can agree with that. I found Napoleon Dynamite painfully unfunny, but I'm not sure I can blame that entirely on Jon Heder.

I'd actually place him low on the list of reasons it wasn't funny.
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What about the John Lennon references?

Clive Owen's character had a picture of him in his apartment and I thought Michael Caine's character resembled him quite a bit.

SPOILER

Who thought Julianne Moore would die that way AND that early?

That's just a great instance of not knowing much about a movie and being hugely surprised.
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There's a little blurb in Entertainment Weekly in the CoM DVD review where Michael Caine admits Lennon was a definitely frame of reference for the character.
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