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|75 62%||The X-Files: I Want to Believe (2008) - Aug 27, 2008
"Better than the first movie in some aspects and worse than the first in others. It doesn't touch upon the great wielding conspiracy that overshadowed the show's final seasons, this could be considered bad but personally it was a plus for me. As well, unlike the first X-Files film, it allows someone that hasn't followed the show to actually watch this an have an idea of what's going on. If you have watched the show it plays out like a good, not great, extended monster of the week episode."
|88 89%||Crimson Tide (1995) - Jan 26, 2008
"Amazing performances from both Gene Hackman and Denzel Washington. It's even packed with a great supporting cast such as Viggo Mortensen and Ryan Phillippe in his first (and very minor) role. Is it a completely factual story that strives to be an accurate recreation of naval conduct? No. Is it a highly entertaining and tense film? Absolutely. There's some fantastic dialog throughout the film even for smaller roles. Well worth seeing."
|88 89%||Citizen Duane (2006) - Jun 10, 2008
"Positively hilarious black comedy that offers a considerable amount that differentiates itself from the other comedies in the same genre. If you enjoy movies like Little Miss Sunshine you'll enjoy this one. It packs a solid script with an offbeat story. Combine this with great performances, Douglas Smith is especially hilarious in the title role of Duane and I found Donal Logue to be surprisingly good, and you've got a killer comedy. Worth seeing for sure."
|92 95%||True Grit (2010) - Dec 27, 2010
"Though this has certainly been advertised as a dramatic film I'd be lying if I said I wasn't howling with laughter at multiple points during the film. That is a testament to the mastery of the Coen brothers who are able to make a film that is deadly dark and serious while still being tremendously funny. I've never seen the original but I can say with assurance that the entire cast is brilliant. Hailee Steinfield has a tremendous career ahead of her."
|95 98%||The Wrestler (2008) - Jan 23, 2009
"Easily a contender for best picture of 2008. I don't like wrestling and I've never been impressed with Aronofsky's work until this film and it's honestly incredible. Rourke gives a performance of a lifetime and is, without a doubt, the only choice for Randy "The Ram" Robinson. Really it's like a Shakespearean tragedy; our hero has a tragic flaw that forces him towards his ultimate fate. In Randy's case he sacrifices everything for wrestling: his family, the people he loves and himself."
|85 83%||Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day (2009) - Dec 23, 2009
"Better than the other Trailer Park Boys movie, in my opinion. Again, I must say that I'm not well versed in the show but thankfully you don't have to be in order to jump into this film. No, it's not high brow comedy but it's hilarious and unlike anything else I've seen."
|93 96%||Eastern Promises (2007) - Nov 30, 2007
"Cronenberg's best in my opinion. Mortense, Watts and Cassel are all absolutely amazing. It's such an intense film that touches upon violence and sex only the way Cronenberg can. I wouldn't be surprised steam room fight becomes terribly famous just for how raw and brutal it is. Absolutely essentially Cronenberg film."
|91 93%||Louis Theroux: The Most Hated Family in America (2007) - Mar 04, 2009
"While Louis' interview with Fred Phelps is quite short and Phelps refuses to answer many questions I believe that says more about his character than any answer he could've given. Theroux interviews many members of Phelps' church who are surprisingly open about their anti-gay and doomsday religion, as well as their personal lives. While I doubt anyone would agree with their religion we are able to see them as people, terribly misguided, but still people nonetheless."
|70 52%||Bad Boys (1995) - Feb 24, 2007
"It's a fun action film. The movie accepts what it is and runs with it without trying to be anything more and definitely delivers on it's promise. Good action with some laughs thrown in for good measure. Not ground breaking by any means but still solid entertainment."
|83 79%||Arn - The Kingdom at Road's End (2008) - Dec 29, 2008
"Better than the first as it doesn't suffer from an overly long exposition which takes up almost half the film. Instead it focuses on Arn as a man through the his involvement in the crusades and his eventual return to his homeland and the turmoil which continues there. It's style is obviously inspired by Kingdom of Heaven, like the first, which is definitely a welcome inspiration. While it's not a fantastic film it is an enjoyable epic from Sweden."