The Hunted - 2003 - 2.5/5
Plot Outline: A FBI deep-woods tracker captures a trained assassin who has made
a sport of hunting humans : Benicio Del Toro, Tommy Lee Jones
Average picture, except for the nice combat scenes, brandishing a knife, etc.
Unintentionally funny moments as well, esp. considering Lee Jones is over 50
years old, there's no way he could accomplish 20% of what he does in this film.
This didn't require Oscar winners in the cast obviously, more people like Vin
Diesel and Steven Seagal chasing each other ! Several unintentionally funny
moments as well.
Bubba Ho-Tep - 2002 - 3.5/5
Plot Outline: Elvis and JFK, both alive and in nursing homes, fight for the
souls of their fellow residents as they battle an ancient Egyptian Mummy.
Bruce Campbell, Ossie Davis
Elaine's favorite film ! ;-) Oh, it was very good, I'd say excellent even for
the first half but unfortunately I thought it was slowing down in the 2nd when
we see more of the 'mummy' (It looks so fake it takes away from the picture !)
Lots of potty jokes and humor that was in BAD TASTE but it was certainly making
me laugh in part. Presley sayin' : "It had been 2 elections since I had had a
boner like that". Discussing graffittis discovered on the bathroom walls, ("He
got bored, started writing on the wall, he was probably writing on pyramid
walls back then !" "Cleopatra does the nasty !")
Shrek 2 - 2004 - 3/5
Plot Outline: Princess Fiona's parents invite her and Shrek to dinner to
celebrate her marriage. If only they knew the newlyweds were both ogres.
Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz
Good animated film although I thought the first movie was better. The story
was just more interesting. I smiled many times seeing this flick though.
Looked great on the screen, lots of amusing moments and things that were
happening in the background as well. I liked that pussy cat too, Puss n'
Hero - 2002 - 1/5 DNF
Plot Outline: A series of Rashomon-like flashback accounts shape the story of
how one man defeated three assassins who sought to murder the most powerful
warlord in pre-unified China. Jet Li, Maggie Cheung
This was so boring, I didn't finish it (DNF) Reminded me of 'Crouching Tiger
HIdden Remote' from a few years back, visually interesting, deflecting multiple
arrows, some fight scenes, hand to hand combat, excessive wire fu (just because
it looks cool), but the story and the characters are so dull, I was fast
forwarding in between the fight scenes to go directly to the good parts.
Wonderland - 2003 - 4/5
Plot Outline: In the police investigation of a brutal crime scene, one man was
at the center of it all: legendary porn star John Holmes. Val Kilmer, Kate
Bosworth, Josh Lucas, Lisa Kudrow
Excellent film. Drug abuse, violence, double crossings, mexican stand offs,
sex, drugs and rock n' roll in California. Early 80's, this would be a darker
version of 'Boogie Nights' with Mark Whalberg. Kate Bosworth was fantastic as
Kilmer's would be girlfriend and Josh Lucas was scary as the out of control
gangster. He was brandishing his precious antique guns on a regular basis.
Based on a true story, it was nice to see the tale told from different people's
perspectives, 3-4 possible variations. Grim scene when we see the murders
though, this was as bad as the Manson ordered hit in 1969 apparently.
The life aquatic with Steve Zissou - 2004 - 3/5
Plot Outline: With a plan to exact revenge on a mythical shark that killed his
partner, oceanographer Steve Zissou (Murray) rallies a crew that includes his
estranged wife (Huston), a journalist (Blanchett), and a man who may or may not
be his son (Wilson)
Good film although I thought it was too long, clocking in at nearly 2 hours for
a lil' comedy. All star cast, it's not a film were you laugh often but I was
intrigued anyway, surreal situations. Good music on the soundtrack.
Animal Mother: "You a photographer??"
Private Joker: "I'm a combat correspondent."
Animal Mother: "Well - you seen much combat??"
Private Joker: "I've seen a little ... on *TV* !!"
Animal Mother: "You're a real comedian."
Private Joker: "Well they call me the Joker ..."
Adam Baldwin as "Animal Mother" & Matthew Modine
as "Private Joker" - "Full Metal Jacket" - 1987
"Oh,I was there on that bloody day the clowns took their revenge
I was just a child, and it's haunted me ever since ..."
"The Day The Clowns Went Berserk" by Godfrey
Download the FREE .MP3 ! (Left click on the link below)
5 mb, Enjoy ! ;-)
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