January 17, 2011

The Other Guys (2010)

IMDB:
The Other Guys (2010)

Plot:
Two mismatched New York City detectives seize an opportunity to step up like the city's top cops whom they idolize -- only things don't quite go as planned.




Worthless waste of talent and time. Never laughed once. Even Farrell couldn't produce a smile. Wahlberg's house payment. 'nuff said.

Rating: 3

[Viewing Date: 01/16/2011]

Posted by mark at 01:15 PM | Comments (0)

January 10, 2011

You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

IMDB:
You Don't Mess with the Zohan (2008)

Plot:
An Israeli Special Forces Soldier fakes his death so he can re-emerge in New York City as a hair stylist.





Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/09/2008]

Posted by mark at 05:03 PM | Comments (0)

I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

IMDB:
I Think I Love My Wife (2007)

Plot:
A married man who daydreams about being with other women finds his will and morals tested after he's visited by the ex-mistress of his old friend.





Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 04/26/2008]

Posted by mark at 04:01 PM | Comments (0)

The Band's Visit (2007)

IMDB:
The Band's Visit (2007)

Plot:
A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.





Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/17/2008]

Posted by mark at 03:49 PM | Comments (0)

January 08, 2011

What About Bob? (1991)

IMDB:
What About Bob? (1991)

Plot:
A successful psychiatrist loses his mind after one of his most dependent patients, a highly manipulative obsessive-compulsive, tracks him down during his family vacation.





Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/07/2008]

Posted by mark at 01:48 PM | Comments (0)

A Night in Casablanca (1946)

IMDB:
A Night in Casablanca (1946)

Plot:
The Marx Brothers are employed at a hotel in postwar Casablanca, where a ring of Nazis is trying to recover a cache of stolen treasure.





Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 04/06/2008]

Posted by mark at 01:47 PM | Comments (0)

January 05, 2011

The Talk of the Town (1942)

IMDB:
The Talk of the Town (1942)

Plot:
An escaped political prisoner and a stuffy law professor vie for the hand of a spirited schoolteacher.




Great fun with Cary Grant and company.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/05/2008]

Posted by mark at 08:17 PM | Comments (0)

A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

IMDB:
A Night at the Roxbury (1998)

Plot:
The Roxbury Guys, Steve and Doug Butabi, want to get into the best club in town, and also hope to open their own club. Vivica, a gold-digging supermodel, and her friend Cambi try to work the Roxbury Guys for their money, only to find out the pair is broke.




The nightclub scenes alone keep the smile on my face.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/03/2008]

Posted by mark at 08:10 PM | Comments (0)

February 04, 2008

Clerks II (2006)

IMDB: Clerks II (2006)

Plot Outline:
A calamity at Dante and Randall's shops sends them looking for new horizons - but they ultimately settle at Mooby's, a fictional Disney-McDonald's-style fast-food empire.



Rosario Dawson pretty much makes this movie watchable, although there were a few great moments of laugh-out-loud fun.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 01/31/2008]

Posted by mark at 01:20 PM | Comments (0)

January 13, 2008

The Raspberry Reich (2004)

IMDB: The Raspberry Reich (2004)

Plot Outline:
A critique of terrorist chic from pop culture maverick Bruce LaBruce.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:01/13/08]

Posted by mark at 01:27 PM | Comments (0)

Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)

IMDB: Larry the Cable Guy: Health Inspector (2006)

Plot Outline:
A slovenly cable repairman becomes a big-city health inspector and is tasked with uncovering the source of a food poisoning epidemic.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date:01/01/08]

Posted by mark at 09:47 AM | Comments (0)

Don't Make Waves (1967)

IMDB: Don't Make Waves (1967)

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date:12/30/07]

Posted by mark at 09:42 AM | Comments (0)

January 12, 2008

Jingle All the Way (1996)

IMDB: Jingle All the Way (1996)

Plot Outline:
A harried father decides to dream the impossible dream, to get that year's hot toy for his son just before Christmas Day.


Rating: 4

[Viewing Date:11/10/07]

Posted by mark at 09:19 PM | Comments (0)

Year of the Dog (2007)

IMDB: Year of the Dog (2007)

Plot Outline:
A secretary's life changes in unexpected ways after her dog dies.


Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:11/04/07]

Posted by mark at 09:12 PM | Comments (0)

After Hours (1985)

IMDB: After Hours (1985)

Plot Outline:
An ordinary word processor has the worst night of his life after he agrees to visit a girl in Soho whom he met that evening at a coffee shop.


Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:11/04/07]

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

Major Payne (1995)

IMDB: Major Payne (1995)

Plot summary : Major Benson Winifred Payne is being discharged from the Marines. Payne is a killin' machine, but the wars of the world are no longer fought on the battlefield. A career Marine, he has no idea what to do as a civilian, so his commander finds him a job - commanding officer of a local school's JROTC program, a bunch or ragtag losers with no hope.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:10/28/07]

Posted by mark at 07:38 PM | Comments (0)

Kuffs (1992)

IMDB: Kuffs (1992)

Plot Summary:
George Kuffs didn't finish high-school, just lost his job and his girlfriend who still is in college is pregnant.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:09/16/07]

Posted by mark at 07:08 PM | Comments (0)

Superbad (2007)

IMDB: Superbad (2007)

Plot Outline:
Two co-dependent high school seniors (Hill and Cera) are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date:08/26/07]

Posted by mark at 05:55 PM | Comments (0)

Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

IMDB: Intolerable Cruelty (2003)

Plot Outline:
A revenge-seeking gold digger marries a womanizing Beverly Hills lawyer with the intention of making a killing in the divorce.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date:07/19/07]

Posted by mark at 04:58 PM | Comments (0)

Raising Helen (2004)

IMDB: Raising Helen (2004)

Plot Outline:
After her sister and brother-in-law die in a car accident, a young woman becomes the guardian of their three children.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date:07/16/07]

Posted by mark at 04:52 PM | Comments (0)

January 06, 2008

Reno 911!: Miami (2007)

IMDB: Reno 911!: Miami (2007)


Plot Outline:
A rag-tag team of Reno cops are called in to save the day after a terrorist attack disrupts a national police convention in Miami Beach during spring break. Based on the Comedy Central series.
Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/24/07]

Posted by mark at 09:00 PM | Comments (0)

Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

IMDB: Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)

Plot Outline:
#1 NASCAR driver Ricky Bobby (Ferrell) stays atop the heap thanks to a pact with his best friend and teammate, Cal Naughton, Jr. (Reilly). But when a French Formula One driver (Cohen), makes his way up the ladder, Ricky Bobby's talent and devotion are put to the test.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 06/24/07]

Posted by mark at 08:46 PM | Comments (0)

How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

IMDB: How to Murder Your Wife (1965)

Plot Outline:
A man who has set up the perfect lifestyle for himself makes the mistake of marrying while drunk... and his fantasies of murder are used against him.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/18/07]

Posted by mark at 08:19 PM | Comments (0)

November 12, 2007

Bad News Bears (2005)

IMDB: Bad News Bears (2005)

Plot Outline: A grizzled little league coach (Thornton) tries to turn his team of misfits into champs.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/07/07]

Posted by mark at 07:44 PM | Comments (0)

Knocked Up (2007)

IMDB: Knocked Up (2007)

Plot Outline:
For fun loving party animal Ben Stone, the last thing he ever expected was for his one night stand to show up on his doorstep eight weeks later to tell him she's pregnant.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 06/03/07]

Posted by mark at 07:41 PM | Comments (0)

June 01, 2007

Goodbye Charlie (1964)

IMDB: Goodbye Charlie (1964)

Plot Summary:
Shot by a jealous husband, Charley falls out a porthole and is lost at sea only to find himself returned as an attractive blond woman.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/30/07]

I really enjoyed this film as a kid, and this re-watching of it didn't give me the same thrill -- somewhat perhaps because the I believe in this rare case that the remake "Switch" with Ellen Barkin and Jimmy Smits is a better telling of the story.

Put it this way - I probably won't have the desire to re-watch Goodbye Charlie anytime soon, but could watch "Switch" repeatedly.

Posted by mark at 09:28 PM | Comments (0)

May 28, 2007

The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)

IMDB: The Remarkable Mr. Pennypacker (1959)

Plot Summary:
In early 1900s' Pennsylvania, Mr. Pennypacker has two company offices and two families with a combined total of 17 children..

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/28/07]

Posted by mark at 09:39 PM | Comments (0)

May 15, 2007

The Crew (2000)

IMDB: The Crew (2000)

Plot Outline:
Four retired mobsters plan one last crime to save their retirement home.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 05/10/07]

Posted by mark at 11:04 PM | Comments (0)

The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

IMDB: The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert (1994)

Plot Outline:
Two drag queens and a transsexual get a cabaret gig in the middle of the desert.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/28/07]

Posted by mark at 10:45 PM | Comments (0)

Hot Fuzz (2007)

IMDB: Hot Fuzz (2007)

Plot Outline:
Jealous colleagues conspire to get a top London cop transferred to a small town and paired with a witless new partner. On the beat, the pair stumble upon a series of suspicious accidents and events.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/22/07]

Posted by mark at 10:04 PM | Comments (0)

Four Rooms (1995)

IMDB: Four Rooms (1995)

Plot Outline:
Four interlocking tales that take place in a fading hotel on New Year's Eve.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 04/08/07]

Posted by mark at 09:34 PM | Comments (0)

The Holiday (2006)

IMDB: The Holiday (2006)

Plot Outline:
Two women troubled with guy-problems (Diaz, Winslet) swap homes in each other's countries, where they each meet a local guy and fall in love.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/30/07]

Posted by mark at 08:01 PM | Comments (0)

Waiting for Guffman (1996)

IMDB: Waiting for Guffman (1996)

Plot Outline:
Small town Blaine, Missouri puts on a pageant, despite a lack of theatrical ability obvious to everyone but themselves.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 03/23/07]

Posted by mark at 07:34 PM | Comments (0)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

IMDB: Some Like It Hot (1959)

Plot Outline:
When two musicians witness a mob hit, they flee the state in an all female band disguised as women, but further complications set in.

Rating: 8

[Viewing Date: 03/22/07]

Posted by mark at 07:26 PM | Comments (0)

May 13, 2007

Scoop (2006)

IMDB: Scoop (2006)

Plot Outline:
An American journalism student (Johansson) in London scoops a big story, and begins an affair with an aristocrat (Jackman) as the incident unfurls.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 03/13/07]

Posted by mark at 10:04 PM | Comments (0)

Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

IMDB: Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006)

Plot Outline:
Kazakh TV talking head Borat is dispatched to the United States to report on the greatest country in the world. With a documentary crew in tow, Borat becomes more interested in locating and marrying Pamela Anderson.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 03/11/07]

Posted by mark at 09:52 PM | Comments (0)

Zoom (2006)

IMDB: Zoom (2006)

Plot Outline:
Former superhero Jack is called back to work to transform an unlikely group of ragtag kids into superheroes at a private Academy.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 03/05/07]

Posted by mark at 05:19 PM | Comments (0)

Click (2006)

IMDB: Click (2006)

Plot Outline:
"Click" focuses on a workaholic architect who finds a universal remote that allows him to fast-forward and rewind to different parts of his life. Complications arise when the remote starts to overrule his choices.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 02/24/07]

Posted by mark at 04:44 PM | Comments (0)

Slither (2006)

IMDB: Slither (2006)

Plot Outline:
A small town is taken over by an alien plague, turning residents into zombies and all forms of mutant monsters.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 02/18/07]

Posted by mark at 04:13 PM | Comments (0)

April 01, 2007

Beauty Shop (2005)

IMDB: Beauty Shop (2005)

Plot Outline:
Gina is a hairstylist who opens up a beauty shop full of employees and customers more interested in speaking their minds than getting a cut.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 01/20/07]

Posted by mark at 10:17 PM | Comments (0)

January 13, 2007

Guess Who (2005)

IMDB: Guess Who (2005)

Plot Outline: A sarcastic father (Mac) has plenty to say about his daughter wanting to marry a white boy (Kutcher).

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 12/03/06]

Posted by mark at 08:39 PM | Comments (0)

Creator (1985)

IMDB: Creator (1985)

Plot Outline: An eccentric scientist teaches a student in his own manner while he looks for a way to clone his deceased wife.

This is one of my all time favorite movies. Peter O'Toole as Harry is so right for this role of the scientist who pretty much does what he wants and his colleagues love him, while his competitor hate him.

David Ogden Stiers as the primary competitor fills the role so well, and Muriel Hemingway, as the nymphomaniac who keeps trying to get Harry to pay attention to her is quite charming.

That's one side of the story however -- the *real* story is the love story of Boris (Vincent Spano) and Barbara (Virginia Madsen) which is a picture perfect Movie-of-the-Week Tear Jerker, but fits so well in the fabric of the Scientist growing his Wife theme.

Rating: 8


[Viewing Date: 12/10/06]

Posted by mark at 07:19 PM | Comments (0)

Christmas Do-Over (2006)

IMDB: Christmas Do-Over (2006)

Plot Outline: Man finds his visit to In-Laws during the holidays to be a repeating nightmare.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 12/17/06]

Posted by mark at 07:17 PM | Comments (0)

Calendar Girls (2003)

IMDB: Calendar Girls (2003)

Plot Outline: A Women's Institute chapter's fundraising effort for a local hospital by posing nude for a calendar becomes a media sensation.

Another Helen Mirren film, so no surprise that I LOVED IT!

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 12/12/06]

Posted by mark at 07:11 PM | Comments (0)

November 21, 2006

Thank You for Smoking (2005)

IMDB: Thank You for Smoking (2005)

Plot Outline: Satirical comedy follows the machinations of Big Tobacco's chief spokesman, Nick Naylor, who spins on behalf of cigarettes while trying to remain a role model for his twelve-year-old son.

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Once again Aaron Eckhart does a bang up job in the role as the Big Tobacco PR guy. As in Company of Men, he convinces you of his role with ease.


Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 11/15/06]

Posted by mark at 07:34 PM | Comments (0)

November 19, 2006

I Heart Huckabees (2004)

IMDB: I Heart Huckabees (2004)

Plot Outline: A husband-and-wife team play detective, but not in the traditional sense. Instead, the happy duo helps others solve their existential issues, the kind that keep you up at night, wondering what it all means.
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Rating: 2

[Viewing Date: 10/10/06]

Posted by mark at 10:54 PM | Comments (0)

Swingers (1996)

IMDB: Swingers (1996)

Plot Outline: Wannabe actors become regulars in the stylish neo-lounge scene; Trent teaches his friend Mike the unwritten rules of the scene.

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Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 10/05/06]

Posted by mark at 10:43 PM | Comments (0)

Overboard (1987)

IMDB: Overboard (1987)

Joanna Slayton is very rich and very spoiled. When she falls overboard from her yacht in the harbor of a small Oregon town she develops amnesia. She's taken in by Dean Profitt, a local carpenter she's previously maligned. Profitt, in revenge, persuades her that she is his wife and the mother of his three boys. Eventually, they "humanize" her and even when her memory returns she realizes she has fallen in love with Dean and his boys.
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Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 10/01/06]

Posted by mark at 10:34 PM | Comments (0)

Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

IMDB: Rustlers' Rhapsody (1985)

Plot Summary: While the audience watches a black and white horse opera, a narrator's voice wonders what such a movie would be like today..

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Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 09/20/06]

Posted by mark at 09:04 PM | Comments (0)

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

IMDB: Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964)

Plot Outline: An insane general starts a process to nuclear holocaust that a war room of politicians and generals frantically try to stop.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 09/09/06]

Posted by mark at 08:47 PM | Comments (0)

Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

IMDB: Arsenic and Old Lace (1944)

Plot Outline: A drama critic learns on his wedding day that his beloved maiden aunts are homicidal maniacs, and that insanity runs in his family.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 09/09/06]

Posted by mark at 08:44 PM | Comments (0)

September 24, 2006

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

IMDB: Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

Plot Outline: A family determined to get their young daughter into the finals of a beauty pageant take a cross-country trip in their VW bus.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 08/22/06]

Posted by mark at 07:19 PM | Comments (0)

Milk Money (1994)

IMDB: Milk Money (1994)

Plot Outline: Young Frank and his pals get an idea for the ultimate in excitement. They decide to pool their savings, bicycle to the nearby Big City, and hire some woman of the streets to strip for them.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 08/14/06]

Posted by mark at 06:25 PM | Comments (0)

Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)

IMDB: Pretty Maids All in a Row (1971)

Plot Summary: In a California high school, a married teacher is the athletic coach and faculty advisor. He starts to have sex flings with his female students and eventually has to kill several of the girls to keep them quiet. Based on a novel by Francis Pollini.

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 08/13/06]

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

Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)

IMDB: Mr. Belvedere Rings the Bell (1951)

Plot Summary: An urbane, sharp-tongued expert on how to stay young interrupts a lecturing tour to prove his theory at a dilapidated old people's home. To the despair of his agent and the alarm of the priest running it, he infiltrates the home by lying about his age and sets about lifting the occupants' spirits and making them feel young again.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 08/03/06]

Posted by mark at 05:45 PM | Comments (0)

The Matador (2005)

IMDB: The Matador (2005)

Plot Outline: A globetrotting hitman and a crestfallen businessman meet in a hotel bar in Mexico City in an encounter that draws them together in a way neither expected.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/31/06]

Posted by mark at 05:08 PM | Comments (0)

July 30, 2006

After The Fox (1966)

IMDB: After The Fox (1966)

Peter Sellers plays Aldo Vanucci (aka the Fox), one of the greatest criminals of the world, and master of disguise...

Rating: 5

[Viewing Date: 07/21/06]

Posted by mark at 09:19 PM | Comments (0)

Multiple Maniacs (1970)

IMDB: Multiple Maniacs (1970)

The travelling sideshow 'Lady Divine's Cavalcade of Perversions' is actually a front for a group of psychotic kidnappers...

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 07/22/06]

Posted by mark at 09:15 PM | Comments (0)

Desperate Living (1977)

IMDB: Desperate Living (1977))

A rich housewife enlists her maid's help to murder her husband; they go on the lam and end up in Mortville, a homeless community built into a garbage dump.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/18/06]

Posted by mark at 09:02 PM | Comments (0)

The Awful Truth (1937)

IMDB: The Awful Truth (1937)

Before their divorce becomes final, Jerry and Lucy Warriner both do their best to ruin each other's plans for remarriage...

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/16/06]

Posted by mark at 08:56 PM | Comments (0)

Being John Malkovich (1999)

IMDB: Being John Malkovich (1999)

A puppeteer discovers a portal that leads literally into the head of the movie star, John Malkovich.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/12/06]

Posted by mark at 08:52 PM | Comments (0)

Born Yesterday (1950

IMDB: Born Yesterday (1950

A million dollar Tycoon hires a tutor to teach his lover proper etiquette.

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/10/06]

Posted by mark at 08:50 PM | Comments (0)

Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

IMDB: Napoleon Dynamite (2004)

Plot: A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/07/06]

Posted by mark at 08:37 PM | Comments (0)

Clay Pigeons (1998)

IMDB: Clay Pigeons (1998)

Clay can't help but having more bodies show up all the time...

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/06/06]

Posted by mark at 08:34 PM | Comments (0)

June Bride (1948)

IMDB: June Bride (1948)

A magazine's staff, including bickering ex-lovers Linda and Carey, cover an Indiana wedding, which goes slightly wrong...

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/03/06]

Posted by mark at 08:26 PM | Comments (0)

Bad Boy Bubby (1993)

IMDB: Bad Boy Bubby (1993)


Bad Boy Bubby is just that: a bad boy. So bad, in fact, that his mother has kept him locked in their house for his entire thirty years...

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 07/02/06]

Posted by mark at 08:20 PM | Comments (0)

Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

IMDB: Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005)

A murder mystery brings together a private eye, a struggling actress, and a thief masquerading as an actor.

Rating: 4

[Viewing Date: 07/01/06]

On recommendation from my friends, I re-watched this and was glad I did. On reflection, what I originally saw as a jumbled mess turned out to be a well-crafted roller coaster ride of comedic noir.

What I continue to dislike is the breaking of the fourth wall - Downey's mugging the camera and his too frequent narration.

Rating: 7

[Viwing Date: 06/11/07]

Posted by mark at 08:13 PM | Comments (0)

Stand-In (1937)

IMDB: Stand-In (1937)

Atterbury Dodd is an efficiency expert who believes everything can be reduced to mathematics. He is sent to Hollywood to see whether Colossal Pictures is a good investment. He soon learns that movie production doesn't fit his formulaic mindset.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 07/01/06]

Posted by mark at 08:06 PM | Comments (0)

Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

IMDB: Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House (1948)

A man and his wife decide they can afford to have a house in the country built to their specifications. It's a lot more trouble than they think.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/30/06]

Posted by mark at 08:04 PM | Comments (0)

The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

IMDB: The Devil and Miss Jones (1941)

A tycoon goes undercover to ferret out agitators at a department store, but gets involved in their lives instead.

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/30/06]


Posted by mark at 07:59 PM | Comments (0)

June 25, 2006

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]

Posted by mark at 03:33 PM | Comments (0)

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]

Posted by mark at 03:24 PM | Comments (0)

Last Holiday (2006)

IMDB: Last Holiday (2006)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 06/10/06]

Posted by mark at 02:56 PM | Comments (0)

Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

IMDB: Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story (2004)

Rating: 3

[Viewing Date: 05/31/06]

Posted by mark at 02:42 PM | Comments (0)

The Odd Couple (1968)

IMDB: The Odd Couple (1968)

Rating: 7

[Viewing Date: 05/30/06]

Posted by mark at 02:35 PM | Comments (0)

April 23, 2006

Wedding Crashers (2005)

IMDB: Wedding Crashers (2005)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/28/06]

Posted by mark at 10:59 PM | Comments (0)

The Big Lebowski (1998)

IMDB: The Big Lebowski (1998)

Rating: 6

[Viewing Date: 03/12/06]

Posted by mark at 10:32 PM | Comments (0)

March 20, 2006

The Aristocrats (2005)

IMDB: The Aristocrats (2005)

[Viewing Date: 02/07/06]

Posted by mark at 11:04 PM | Comments (0)

November 27, 2005

Dazed and Confused (1993)

IMDB: Dazed and Confused (1993)

Most definitely is not The Breakfast Club. Worthless waste of film.

Rating: 4

Posted by mark at 01:12 PM | Comments (0)

Prizzi's Honor (1985)

IMDB: Prizzi's Honor (1985)

Jack Nicholson & Kathleen Turner portray the (almost) perfect married hitman team.

Rating: 7


Posted by mark at 12:59 PM | Comments (0)

October 23, 2005

The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

IMDB: The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004)

I really wanted to like this film, but other than looking good on celluoid, there's really not much to say.

Rating: 4

Posted by mark at 07:46 PM | Comments (0)

August 13, 2005

Braindead (1992)

IMDB: Braindead (1992)

Peter Jackson's Braindead a.k.a. Dead-Alive is the funniest, most over-the-top comedy horror show I've ever seen!

I thought Jackson's Bad Taste (1987) was pretty funny for an early work of campy gore, but Braindead is hysterical.

It is noted on IMDB as the goriest, bloodiest work to date, as in more fake blood was used than in any film before it.

Albeit, this fare is not for everyone, but if you're a fan of the Evil Dead series, you should treat yourself to Braindead

Rating: 7

Posted by mark at 02:04 PM | Comments (0)

August 05, 2005

Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

IMDB :Me, Myself & Irene (2000)

This Farrelly brothers production was not critically well received when it came out, but IMHO, this is some of Jim Carey's best work, and the whole story continues to put a smile on my face.

Sure, it has dark pieces, and is most definitely *not* politically correct, but I guess that's why I really like it!


Rating: 6

Posted by mark at 08:59 PM | Comments (0)

Liar Liar (1997)

IMDB :Liar Liar (1997)


One more of Jim Carey's best examples of what makes Jim Carey so good -- the faces, the noises, the voices, the face full of teeth smile.


Rating: 6

Posted by mark at 08:55 PM | Comments (0)

May 30, 2005

Hitch (2005)

IMDB: Hitch (2005)

Once again, Will Smith shines in this feel-good comedy. Smith plays a matchmaker for those guys who just need a plan on how to hook up with a woman that they hope will be their future love mate.

That said, the true shining star of this movie is Kevin James, who portrays Albert, the accountant, with so much humor and sensitivity, that the audience is instantly hooked on him, and hopes he'll succeed in his amorous endeavor.

Rating: 7

Posted by mark at 08:02 PM

The Legend (1993)

IMDB: The Legend (1993)


A rather humorous martial arts free for all with the interminable Jet Li.

Rating: 5

Posted by mark at 07:43 PM

Shaun of the Dead (2004)

IMDB: Shaun of the Dead (2004)

This is one funny Zombie movie!

Rating: 7

Posted by mark at 07:15 PM