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December 31, 2004

Spanglish (2004)

IMDB: Spanglish (2004)

Plot Outline: A woman and her daughter emigrate from Mexico for a better life in America, where they start working for a family where the patriarch is a newly celebrated chef with an insecure wife.
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Adam Sandler's best non-slapstick performance is overshadowed by Paz Vega and Shelbie Bruce.

Rating: 6

Posted by mark at 05:11 PM

December 29, 2004

Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

IMDB: Dead or Alive: Final (2002)

Plot Outline: The ace cop of a totalitarian police force and a drifting android play their parts in a post-apocalyptic society. They are destined to fight. Their encounter will change them forever.
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The final (and worst) of Takashi Miike's Dead or Alive trilogy. Robot love.


Rating: 4

Posted by mark at 12:28 PM

December 28, 2004

Finding Neverland (2004)

IMDB: Finding Neverland (2004)

Plot Outline: The story of J.M. Barrie's friendship with a family who inspired him to create Peter Pan.
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J. M. Barrie (Johnny Depp) uses his relationship with a family to create Peter Pan, his most famous work.

Rating: 6

Being as I really like Johnny Depp and also Kate Winslet, this biopic was easily digested.

:)

Posted by mark at 10:21 PM

December 26, 2004

Ray (2004)

IMDB: Ray (2004)

Plot Outline: The life and career of the legendary popular music pianist, Ray Charles.
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Oscar winning performance by Jamie Foxx, portraying the remarkable life of Ray Charles Robinson was stunning in its depth and breath.

Rating: 8

Posted by mark at 08:18 PM

December 19, 2004

Confidence (2003)

IMDB: Confidence (2003)

Plot Outline: Jake Vig (Burns) is a consummate grifter about to pull his biggest con yet, one set to avenge his friend's murder. But his last scam backfired, leaving him indebted to a mob boss (Hoffman) and his enforcer.
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Edward Burns narrates the life and death of a confidence man. Very well portrayed, with excellent casting and that great twist at the end that you yearn for.

Rating: 6

Posted by mark at 10:14 PM