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State and Main (2000) review

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 2 April 2014 03:05 (A review of State and Main (2000))

A classic Mamet movie with all the snappy dialogue, industry insides, and timing you come to expect from him. Philips Seymour Hoffman and William H Macy were true standouts in the ensemble cast.

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Da Vinci's Inquest review

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 24 March 2014 02:33 (A review of Da Vinci's Inquest)

Along with Vancouver-based "Cold Squad," this was one of two great police procedurals chock full of damaged characters dealing with humanity's worst side. Not one to close each case neatly with a bow and ribbon, the bad guys didn't always end in jail, the good guys bent, broke and/or outright mutilated the rule of law, but in the end, each character had to deal with their own private "Heart of Darkness." It's really a shame it ended and morphed into the horrible Da Vinci's City Hall.

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Down Periscope review

Posted : 9 years, 6 months ago on 23 March 2014 04:53 (A review of Down Periscope)

One of those movies that shouldn't have succeeded (it initially didn't at the box office), but still lives one because of its silly, enduring charm and loads of star turns (Rip Torn all but phoned in his role, Bruce Dern was his usual over-the-top self, and Harry Dean Stanton sorta snuck in).

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Kitten with a Whip review

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 13 February 2014 12:39 (A review of Kitten with a Whip)

Imagine an acid trip where Lolita is on the run from the law, takes refuge at Humbert Humbert's house and throws a shindig. Then things get really, really out of hand. The ending was too neat and clean, but typical for the early 60s sensitivities.

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Our Idiot Brother review

Posted : 9 years, 7 months ago on 11 February 2014 04:50 (A review of Our Idiot Brother)

Pretentious NYC liberals upended by clueless stoner brother. Episodic and rather pointless. The only redeeming factors? Zooey Deschanel and Rashida Jones as a lesbian couple!

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That's My Boy review

Posted : 9 years, 8 months ago on 1 February 2014 08:31 (A review of That's My Boy)

Is it me or have Sandler's movies become formulaic, bottom of the barrel infantile messes?? If it wasn't playing on the TV at the firehouse, I would've never bothered watching it.

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Little Mosque on the Prairie review

Posted : 9 years, 8 months ago on 29 January 2014 07:00 (A review of Little Mosque on the Prairie)

I just stumbled across this show. Interesting concept. The show manages to take this somewhat hot topic and make a sitcom from the culture clash without touching some of the more controversial aspects of Islam.

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The Words review

Posted : 9 years, 8 months ago on 14 January 2014 02:12 (A review of The Words)

A great version of the question "what is the price of fame?" Well acted, but the three parallel plot lines became a little distracting and the Dennis Quaid/Olivia Wilde sub-plot seemed rather pointless in the end.

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Orphan Black review

Posted : 9 years, 9 months ago on 31 December 2013 03:49 (A review of Orphan Black)

Wow! One of the truly original concepts on TV. The clones aren't simply the same person in different environments, but totally different characters in general. Interesting plot device: they all represent varying aspects of our society - the street-wise drug dealer, the buttoned-down conservative housewife, the lesbian geneticist. Each one is a puzzle piece that when put together is creating a GREAT picture! Kudos to Tatiana Maslany for her performance(s) as the multiple clones.

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The Originals review

Posted : 9 years, 10 months ago on 16 November 2013 05:11 (A review of The Originals)

Oh, no! The Vampire Diaries meet Twilight! Can we please put a stake in the whole "updated" vampire mythos??
BTW - neat casting nod - Claire Holt and Phoebe Tonkin used to swim the Australian oceans as mermaids in "Just Add Water.:

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