January 08, 2011

The Last Mimzy (2007)

IMDB:
The Last Mimzy (2007)

Plot:
Two siblings begin to develop special talents after they find a mysterious box of toys. Soon the kids, their parents, and even their teacher are drawn into a strange new world and find a task ahead of them that is far more important than any of them could imagine!





Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/06/2008]

Posted by mark at 01:38 PM | Comments (0)

Captain Blood (1935)

IMDB:
Captain Blood (1935)

Plot:
An enslaved doctor and his comrades in chains escape and become pirates of the Robin Hood variety.





Swashbuckling at its best.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/01/2008]

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January 06, 2011

Holes (2003)

IMDB:
Holes (2003)

Plot:
A wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a brutal desert detention camp where he joins the job of digging holes for some mysterious reason.




Fun but scary kid's romp.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/16/2008]

Posted by mark at 06:20 PM | Comments (0)

January 29, 2008

Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

IMDB: Ocean's Thirteen (2007)

Plot Outline:
Danny Ocean rounds up the boys for a third heist, after casino owner Willy Bank double-crosses one of the original eleven, Reuben Tishkoff



This was pretty much as worthless as Ocean's 12.


Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:01/26/08]

Posted by mark at 07:01 PM | Comments (0)

January 06, 2008

Lord Jim (1965)

IMDB: Lord Jim (1965)

Plot Outline:
After being discredited as a coward, a 19th century seaman (Peter O'Toole) lives for only one purpose: to redeem himself. Based on Joseph Conrad's novel written in 1900.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/24/07]

Posted by mark at 08:51 PM | Comments (0)

May 15, 2007

Walker (1987)

IMDB: Walker (1987)

Plot Summary:
William Walker and his mercenary corps enter Nicaragua in the middle of the 19th century in order to install a new government by a coup d'etat.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/15/07]

Posted by mark at 09:53 PM | Comments (0)

Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

IMDB: Billion Dollar Brain (1967)

Plot Outline:
A former British spy stumbles into in a plot to overthrow Communism with the help of a supercomputer. But who is working for whom?

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/10/07]

Posted by mark at 09:49 PM | Comments (0)

The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

IMDB: The Man Who Would Be King (1975)

Plot Outline:
Two British soldiers in India decide to resign from the Army and set themselves up as deities in Kafiristan--a land where no white man has set foot since Alexander.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/23/07]

Posted by mark at 07:32 PM | Comments (0)

April 01, 2007

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

IMDB: Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (2006)

Plot Outline:
Jack Sparrow races to recover the heart of Davy Jones to avoid enslaving his soul to Jones' service, as other friends and foes seek the heart for their own agenda as well.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 01/25/07]

Posted by mark at 10:41 PM | Comments (0)

November 21, 2006

A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

IMDB: A Life Less Ordinary (1997)

Plot Summary: Ewan McGregor stars as a cleaning man in L.A. who takes his boss's daughter hostage after being fired and replaced by a robot.

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This Oliver Stone work had a lot going for it. McGregor and Diaz played great across from each other, and Holly Hunter and Delroy Lindo were quite funny as God's 'Angels'.


Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 11/12/06]

Posted by mark at 07:32 PM | Comments (0)

September 24, 2006

Fitzcarraldo (1982)

IMDB: Fitzcarraldo (1982)

Plot Outline: The story of Brian Sweeney Fitzgerald, an extremely determined man who intends to build an opera house in the middle of the Peruvian jungle.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 08/20/06]

Posted by mark at 07:13 PM | Comments (0)

Sorcerer (1977)

IMDB: Sorcerer (1977)

Plot Outline: A collection of international outcasts carry a very dangerous cargo across the South American mountains.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 08/20/06]

Posted by mark at 06:38 PM | Comments (0)

The Three Musketeers (1948)

IMDB: The Three Musketeers (1948)

The hectic adventures of D'Artagnan, a young provincial noble who just comes to Paris to enter the musketeers. He will meet action, love, hate, the king and the queen as his impetuousness gets him involved in political plots... and of course virile and indestructible friendship with the three musketeers Athos, Porthos and Aramis.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 08/05/06]

Posted by mark at 05:50 PM | Comments (0)

July 30, 2006

National Treasure (2004)

IMDB: National Treasure (2004)

A treasure hunter is in hot pursuit of a mythical treasure that has been passed down for centuries, while his employer turned enemy is onto the same path that he's on.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/28/06]

Posted by mark at 09:27 PM | Comments (0)

Captain from Castile (1947)

IMDB: Captain from Castile (1947)

The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/16/06]

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Tycoon (1947)

IMDB: Tycoon (1947)

Engineer Johnny Munroe is enlisted to build a railroad tunnel through a mountain to reach mines.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/01/06]

Posted by mark at 08:08 PM | Comments (0)

Thunder Bay (1953)

IMDB: Thunder Bay (1953)

Shrimpers and oilmen clash when an ambitious wildcatter begins constructing an off-shore oilrig.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/28/06]

Posted by mark at 07:54 PM | Comments (0)

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