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June 25, 2006

Love Actually (2003)

IMDB: Love Actually (2003)

"Follows the lives of eight very different couples in dealing with their love lives in various loosely and interrelated tales all set during a frantic month before Christmas in London, England."

I think this is the fourth time I've seen this -- I found it the appropriate prescription for lifting my spirits after watching "Hillary and Jackie"

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/22/06]

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Waking Life (2001)

IMDB: Waking Life (2001)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/25/06]

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Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

IMDB: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/25/06]

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Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (1998)

IMDB: Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley (1998)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/24/06]

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Serenity (2005)

IMDB: Serenity (2005)

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 06/23/06]

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Roger Dodger (2002)

IMDB: Roger Dodger (2002)

Blurb: "After breaking up with his lover and boss, a smooth-talking man takes his teenaged nephew out on the town in search of sex. "

This film's greatness is the result of the performance of Campbell Scott -- he is truly remarkable as the quite unlikeable Roger Swanson, who sees the world of dating and getting laid as a paint-by-numbers matrix of simple logic.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/22/06]

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Hilary and Jackie (1998)

IMDB: Hilary and Jackie (1998)

Blurb: "The tragic story of world renowned classic cellist Jacqueline du Pré, as told from the point of view of her sister, flautist Hilary du Pré-Finzi."

Excellent performances by Watson, Griffiths, and Morrissey lend credence to this biopic.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/22/06]

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Repulsion (1965)

IMDB: Repulsion (1965)

Blurb: "Left alone when her sister goes on vacation, a sexually repressed young beauty goes insane with surreal fantasies of seduction and rape."

Although very slow paced, the building psychosis exhibited by Deneuve's Carol Ledoux is quite intense.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/22/06]

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Happiness (1998)

IMDB: Happiness (1998)

Blurb: "Three middle-class New Jersey sisters all have their problems with their families and sex lives."

I *really* liked this movie -- richer, and funnier than "Welcome to the Dollhouse" and Philip Seymour Hoffman was, as usual, fantastic.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/21/06]

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Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

IMDB: Personal Velocity: Three Portraits (2002)

Blurb: "Three women's escapes from their afflicted lives. Each struggles to flee from the men who confine their personal freedom."

Great women's empowerment trilogy by Rebecca Miller. Sedgwick, Posey, and Balk all give strong performances.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/20/06]

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Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

IMDB: Kissing Jessica Stein (2001)

Blurb: "Jessica Stein is a single, straight, sucessful, journalist, part of a bonded Jewish family living in New York City..."

I loved this movie -- tight script, sharp acting, and a great story.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/19/06]

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Friday the 13th (1980)

IMDB: Friday the 13th (1980)

Blurb: "Many years after two summer camp councilers are killed at Camp Crystal Lake, the owner decides to reopen, which sparks a series of grisly murders."

A classic -- in it's time probably more effective than the present day, but still an early 'slasher' standard.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/19/06]

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The Lake House (2006)

IMDB: The Lake House (2006)

Blurb: "A lonely doctor (Bullock) who once occupied an unusual lakeside home begins exchanging love letters with its newest resident, a frustrated architect (Reeves). They must try to unravel the mystery behind their extraordinary romance before it's too late."

If you enjoyed the chemistry between Reeves and Bullock in Speed I think you'll enjoy this film.

It is very well written and executed.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/18/06]

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The Transporter 2 (2005)

IMDB: The Transporter 2 (2005)

Blurb: "Mercenary Frank Martin, who specializes moving goods of all kinds, surfaces again this time in Miami, Florida when he's implicated in the kidnapping of the young son of a powerful USA official."

I thought the first one was a fun ride, and found this one to elicit similar pleasures. :)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/17/06]

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Shallow Grave (1994)

IMDB: Shallow Grave (1994)

Blurb: Three friends discover their new flatmate dead but loaded with cash.

This was the second time I've seen this, and was as impressed as the first. Even though there is little to like about the characters, you find yourself hard pressed to not watch to the very end to see what happens.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/17/06]

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The Notebook (2004)

IMDB: The Notebook (2004)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/16/06]

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The Weather Man (2005)

IMDB: The Weather Man (2005)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/15/06]

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Broken Flowers (2005)

IMDB: Broken Flowers (2005)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/14/06]

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Back to the Future Part III (1990)

IMDB: Back to the Future Part III (1990)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/14/06]

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Back to the Future Part II (1989)

IMDB: Back to the Future Part II (1989)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/13/06]

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Back to the Future (1985)

IMDB: Back to the Future (1985)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/13/06]

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Pleasantville (1998)

IMDB: Pleasantville (1998)

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 06/12/06]

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X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

IMDB: X-Men: The Last Stand (2006)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/11/06]

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Kibakichi: Bakko-yokaiden (2004)

IMDB: Kibakichi: Bakko-yokaiden (2004)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/11/06]

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Last Holiday (2006)

IMDB: Last Holiday (2006)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/10/06]

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The Onion Field (1979)

IMDB: The Onion Field (1979)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/10/06]

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Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

IMDB: Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/07/06]

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Sideways (2004)

IMDB: Sideways (2004)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/04/06]

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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

IMDB: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (2005)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/04/06]

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The Krays (1990)

IMDB: The Krays (1990)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/03/06]

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Primal Fear (1996)

IMDB: Primal Fear (1996)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/02/06]

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Happy Accidents (2000)

IMDB: Happy Accidents (2000)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/01/06]

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Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

IMDB: Don't Bother to Knock (1952)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/01/06]

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Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

IMDB: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Rating: 3

[Viewing Date: 05/31/06]

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Mission: Impossible III (2006)

IMDB: Mission: Impossible III (2006)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/31/06]

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The Business of Strangers (2001)

IMDB: The Business of Strangers (2001)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/31/06]

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Transamerica (2005)

IMDB: Transamerica (2005)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/30/06]

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The Odd Couple (1968)

IMDB: The Odd Couple (1968)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/30/06]

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The Good Thief (2002)

IMDB: The Good Thief (2002)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/27/06]

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Rush (1991)

IMDB: Rush (1991)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/23/06]

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Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

IMDB: Welcome to the Dollhouse (1995)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/23/06]

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The Player (1992)

IMDB: The Player (1992)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/23/06]

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Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

IMDB: Sweet and Lowdown (1999)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 05/21/06]

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The Final Cut (2004)

IMDB: The Final Cut (2004)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 05/16/06]

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The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

IMDB: The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/15/06]

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The Corruptor (1999)

IMDB: The Corruptor (1999)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 05/14/06]

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The Aviator (2004)

IMDB: The Aviator (2004)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/14/06]

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Near Dark (1987)

IMDB: Near Dark (1987)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 05/11/06]

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Stay (2005)

IMDB: Stay (2005)

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 05/07/06]

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Red Eye (2005)

IMDB: Red Eye (2005)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/07/06]

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Jane Doe (2001)

IMDB: Jane Doe (2001)

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 05/07/06]

Posted by mark at 01:23 PM | Comments (0)

Lone Star (1996)

IMDB: Lone Star (1996)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/26/06]


Posted by mark at 01:10 PM | Comments (0)