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Bad Company

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I left one channel on all day today while I took a sick day from work.  I left the house for a bit and Bad Company was on.  When I came back, it was playing again and around the same spot where I left off.  Bad Company is that really awful movie where Chris Rock has to impersonate the brother he never knew he had.  His brother liked jazz and fancy things so Chris Rock is a real Eliza Doolittle.  I noticed in the movie that the hot guy from Because I Said So (which I watched part of last night, again by the way) has a small part.  I looked him up to see if he is going to get a real leading shot anytime soon and what do you know… Gabriel Macht is the title character in the new Frank Miller movie The Spirit.  That sort of peaks my interest.  Is that sad?

(image good company v. bad company originally uploaded by the Mountain Label)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 10%

The Patriot

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I keep watching Heath Ledger movies on tv and then feeling a little weird about it. Last week, I watched A Knight’s Tale. The Four Feathers is going to be playing on Wednesday and I will probably watch that too. He made enjoyable movies. Right now, The Patriot is on. It is like an un-history, but at least it doesn’t make me fall asleep like John Adams.

I saw the trailer for the new Batman movie and I have to say, I mostly want to see it because Heath Ledger seems like a pretty awesome Joker. I’m still getting over my Christian Bale creep out factor, but I think I will go see it in the theater.

Spot the Patriot originally uploaded by jun6lee

Rotten tomatoes rating: 62%

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom

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The best part about the new Indiana Jones movie, is that the first three movies are always playing on tv. At any given time I can say, “I want to watch Raiders of the Lost Ark” and it will be on tv just ending with Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom about to begin. Drat. On the plus side, that means Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade is just two hours away from starting. Sometimes when I want to get inspired during a long bike ride or run, I sing the Indiana Jones theme. Oh Indy.
(Image LEGO Indiana Jones (photo) originally uploaded by Dunechaser)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 87% (wow, really?)

Lake Placid

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After the Brooklyn Biathlon on Sunday, I came into the living room and a horrible sci fi movie was starting on tv.  A sheriff was in a row boat trying to pull someone out of a lake amid a lot of thrashing about.  The sheriff finally pulled the man into the boat only to find that he was missing half his torso and his legs.  Gross!  But something aout this horrible sci fi movie was different.  The sheriff was played by Brendan Gleeson who you may know from such movies as Braveheart and Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.  This movie, Lake Placid, was one of those rare mainstream sci fi creature movies with an all star cast including Bill Pullman, Bridget Fonda, Oliver Platt and Betty White.  These are a different breed of monster movie because they pay the stars too much to kill them off one by one (I guess the actors in Deep Blue Sea cost less) so they need to have more story.  It was a nice change of pace from last week’s Sabretooth.

(Image Lake Placid Scenery originally uploaded by PhotoDocGVSU)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 37%

Sabretooth

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The other day James and I watched Sabretooth on the SciFi channel.  The movie has something to do with a sabretooth tiger and some hikers.  There’s a guy with lots of hunting gear and of course some hot ladies.  The biggest surprise for me was that John Rhys-Davies was in the movie.  Why would John Rhys Davies, who played Gimli the dwarf in Lord of the Rings and Sallah in Indiana Jones, be in this horrible made for tv movie?  I looked up his filography and apparently Rhys-Davies is only in horrible movies.  He’s in movies that are so bad, you didn’t even know they could possibly exist.   Anaconda 3 – check.  Anaconda 4 – check.  The Legend of Sasquatch, Chupacabra Terror, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement – check, check, check.  I feel so confused.  Were LoTR and Indiana Jones only good by accident?

(Image Sabertooth Cat originally uploaded by MattNJohnson)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 20%

Disturbia

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I’ve watched Disturbia a few times in the last couple of weeks.  The first time I was alone and scared.  The second time I was bored.  The third time I watched, I just yelled out George Washington every time the creepy serial killer neighbor played by David Morse Morse showed up.  David Morse plays George Washington in the new HBO “John Adams” miniseries.  I know actors have to play a lot of roles, but shouldn’t the casting agent put more thought into previous roles?   This is George Washington for goodness sakes… and David Morse has played creepy bad guys in 9 out of 10 movies (with one role as Abraham Lincoln, hmmmm).

(Image Disturbia originally uploaded by Christian – MBO)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 68%

Eastern Promises

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Viggo Mortensen is like a fortunately unfortunately story. A fortunately unfortunately story is a book where the plot is alternating positive and negative events. My sister wrote one in elementary school and it has really set my understanding of the genre. Anyway, Viggo is fortunately unfortunately. Unfortunately he was in G.I. Jane. Fortunately he was the hot guy in A Walk on the Moon. Fortunately he was Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings movies. Unfortunately he was in A History of Violence, but fortunately… he was in Eastern Promises. What a crazy f-ed up movie. Any actor or director that would go for a naked fight scene really has something crazy going on. His next movie is really going to be horrible because Eastern Promises was so good. Good thing he has five movies in the works.

(Image The barbershop from Eastern Promises originally uploaded by Catfunt

Rotten tomatoes rating: 89%

In Bruges

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I saw In Bruges at Sundance in a gorgeous theater in Salt Lake City.  The movie is cute enough with two hit men hiding out in Bruges, Belgium.  I’m a little embarrassed to say that I was most excited when I recognized that the character Ken is played by Brendan Gleeson.  Besides being William Wallace’s best buddy in Braveheart, Brendan Gleeson also plays Mad Eyed Moody in the Harry Potter series.  Imagine how excited I was when the hit men’s boss shows up and it is Lord Voldemort himself.  Finally, a showdown between Mad Eyed Moody and the dark lord.  I won’t tell you what happens, but I will tell you there is also a dwarf in the movie.  Oh and Colin Farrell is in it to.  Luckily (for everyone) Colin Farrell has never been in a Harry Potter movie.

(image water reflection originally uploaded by JAKIMOWICZ Fabien)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 75%

The Untouchables

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James and I watched The Untouchables over the holidays.  We both forgot how good the movie is.  What stuck with me the most this time is how clueless Eliot Ness is.  His buddy Jim Malone (Sean Connery) does all the good thinking.  George Stone (Andy Garcia) is the biggest bad ass in Chicago outside of their accountant (Charles Martin Smith).  Ever since we watched it, James keeps mentioning this accountant character.  If anyone knows an accountant who can really kick ass, let me know.

(Image Eliot Ness & the Untouchables originally uploaded by JBoone)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 81%

Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End

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I stayed up late last night to watch Pirates of the Carribean: At World’s End. After hours of confusion, I turned it off, went to sleep and finished watching it today. Not only was the movie long, but there sure was a lot of it.

I am still confused about what happened. At any point, I wasn’t sure who hated who and who was doing the double crossing. Also, how come some dead people can be brought back from death (Captain Barbossa), some dead people aren’t dead (Captain Jack Sparrow) and other dead people just can’t be saved (Governor Swann)? Davy Jones can certainly fraternize with Elizabeth, but Will can’t? I can’t take much more of these trilogies.

Image Pirates of the Carribean Black Pearl Ghost Ship originally uploaded by davyjonesfx)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 45%