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|76 T7||Children of Dune (2003) - Oct 27, 2007
"The original Dune mini-series was better. Not because this is a poor adaption but because past the first Dune book I doubt anyone could possibly adapt it for any other medium. There is just far too much philosophy and psychology involved in the books than can ever be appropriately translated into a film or mini-series. With that said this does do a very impressive job of it and is certainly entertaining to a Dune or sci-fi fan."
|90 T10||The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) - Apr 27, 2010
"Another superb western from Eastwood. It manages to turn the stereotype of Union soldiers being morally fantastic liberators and provides the grim reality that atrocities were committed by both sides during the American civil war. Eastwood is fantastic as Josey Wales, the once politically apathetic frontiersman driven to join the Confederates after Union soldiers butcher his family. As a side note the author of the novel this is based was a member of the KKK. Oh my."
|80 T8||Black Sheep (1996) - Oct 19, 2008
"Yes, it is Tommy Boy 2. The main determining factor on whether you will highly enjoy this movie, find it "OK" or total crap will be, of course, what you thought of the original. No, it's not as good as Tommy Boy but it does has it's share of hilarious moments. I've seen the most grizzled anti-Farley fan belly-laugh during then scene where Spade beats him with the broom. If you didn't guess I love Chris Farley so this movie is all good in my books."
|94 T10||Life of Brian (1979) - Apr 14, 2008
"Certainly one of the funniest films I've ever seen. While the quality of the film feels more like made-for-TV than epic film like other Monty Python bits it adds to it's charm. It's historically accurate in a sense as much as it serves as a source of humour on how ridiculous things were back then (and today). Bloody hilarious and well worth seeing if you can keep an open mind about the subject matter, after all there is a kind of hidden disclaimer in the first few minutes."
|93 T10||The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers (2002) - Feb 24, 2007
"While I'd say it does suffer from neither opening a story or ending, although this isn't a problem if you've seen the other films or read the books, everything about it is fantastic as with the other two films in the trilogy."
|85 T9||Leatherheads (2008) - Apr 05, 2008
"Though this is a sports film make no mistake, it is no "Remember the Titans," "Coach Carter" or anything of that sort. Clooney has made a film in 2008 that feels like a classic which could've been made in the 1930's, 40's or 50's. Undoubtedly that was his goal and he certainly achieved it. The film was absolutely hilarious and the style of humor reminded me of the classic "Some Like it Hot" combined (slightly) with his earlier film "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." Bloody hilarious film."
|78 T7||An Ideal Husband (1999) - Aug 13, 2007
"As a fan of Oscar Wilde is really enjoyed this film. Rupert Everett and Minnie Driver are both excellent in their roles."
|86 T9||Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) - Feb 23, 2010
"Packs an absolutely stellar cast and pulls no punches as to the grim reality of naval warfare. Nice people, that would be spared in a regular Hollywood film, are maimed and killed. Danger on the sea is more than just the weather and other ships. My only complaint is that the action scenes don't really flow together when compared to a more competent epic movie director, such as Ridley Scott (as no doubt the producers were hoping for Gladiator at sea). Regardless, it's still a great film."
|77 T7||Eight Legged Freaks (2002) - Aug 13, 2007
"It starts out trying to scare you but once the spiders have appeared the movie completely reverses into a comedy and, to be honest, I found that to be most agreeable. After all, once the initial scare has warn off it's hard to keep such a thing going so switching to becoming a comedy was an bold and welcomed move. While not an excellent film it was definitely entertaining."
|92 T10||Man on Fire (2004) - Feb 26, 2007
"Denzel Washington is brilliant playing a man full of despair turned into explosive but controlled rage. Walken is great and Dakota Fanning is absolutely amazing and probably the best actress of her age. Tony Scott's disorientating visual style of film making really appeals to me and the soundtrack by Harry Gregson-Williams compliments the film extremely. A great action movie, probably one of the best."