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Reviews – 2009

Reviews – 2009

| February 7, 2009

(500) DAYS OF SUMMER Rated: 9 Sweet. Charming. Clever. Original. Wonderful! ADAM Rated: 8 1/2 ADAM is the story of a young man with Asperger’s Syndrome (a type of autism) and his relationship with a young woman who is a new resident in the New York City building where he lives. Both Hugh Dancy (EVENING […]

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Film 2008 As Seen By Wayne Case

Film 2008 As Seen By Wayne Case

| January 18, 2009

Best Films (In order of preference) (1) MILK (2) CHANGELING (3) THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON (4) THE DARK KNIGHT (5) BRIDESHEAD REVISITED (6) STOP-LOSS (7) AUSTRALIA (8) DOUBT (9) THE READER (10) MAMMA MIA! Runners-Up (Alphabetical) THE INCREDIBLE HULK INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL IRON MAN THE OTHER BOLEYN […]

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Reviews – 2008

Reviews – 2008

| January 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

27 DRESSES — Rated: 7 1/2 While it would be easy to pick 27 Dresses apart since it’s far from perfect, that’s not going to happen here. I liked it. Three sections in particular make up from some awkward/obvious plotting. The three: (1) a sing-along of “Benny and the Jets” in a bar by Katherine […]

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Reviews – 2007

Reviews – 2007

| December 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

300 Rated: 6 Right off the top, let me point out that I’m not part of the target audience for this one since I’m out of my teens and have zero interest in violent graphic novels, comic books or video games. Don’t think of this as an apology for that. From repeated painful experience, I’m […]

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Top 100 Films of All Time – As of June 2007

Top 100 Films of All Time – As of June 2007

| June 20, 2007 | 0 Comments

In reaction/response to the American Film Institute’s latest compilation of the Top 100 Films of all time, as televised 6/20/07, I have made my own list. My list is a combination of what I consider the best and what I like the most. These two criteria aren’t always the same for me. They are listed […]

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Reviews – 2007

Reviews – 2007

| January 1, 2007 | 0 Comments

300 Rated: 6 Right off the top, let me point out that I’m not part of the target audience for this one since I’m out of my teens and have zero interest in violent graphic novels, comic books or video games. Don’t think of this as an apology for that. From repeated painful experience, I’m […]

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Lords of Dogtown

Lords of Dogtown

| June 3, 2005

The signature line from the Lords of Dogtown trailer, which is meant to convey the film’s rock’n’roll tone, is “We’re gonna be on summer vacation for the rest of our lives!” Little more than halfway through the film, however, it’s obvious that the people behind it, director Catherine Hardwicke (Thirteen) and writer and original Lord […]

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Starsky & Hutch

Starsky & Hutch

| March 8, 2004

Before I launch into my review of Starsky and Hutch, I have a few confessions to make. I think Owen Wilson is hilarious, and I’ve loved him ever since I saw an advance screening of Bottle Rocket. I think Ben Stiller is funny but a bit forced and one-note with his humor. I think Vince […]

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Mike’s Film List 2003

Mike’s Film List 2003

| February 1, 2004 | 0 Comments

The year’s best movies came from some unconventional places in 2003. No musicals (unless you count the crap that is From Justin to Kelly or the hypnotic fantasia that is The Triplets of Belleville), no stories about lovable mongoloids (unless you count Ashton Kutcher), and no Miramax–at least not on my list. Instead, the past […]

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Bad Santa

Bad Santa

| December 7, 2003 | 0 Comments

Some people hate Christmas. Some people hate themselves. Some people hate life. Some people hate other people. And some people love drinking. Willie, as played by Billy Bob Thornton, is “some people” in Bad Santa. And it’s probably not for those other people. A total degenerate in every sense of the word, the titular Bad […]