Movie Roundup

Here’s some bullet reviews of movies I’ve seen recently. Only one was in the theater, the rest were rentals.

  • Meet the Fockers: Bleh. I wish I had slept through it.
  • Spanglish: Fantastic film with a warm human story.
  • Ocean’s Twelve: Loved the first one (rare remake far superior to the original), thought this sequel was a waste of time and way too wrapped up in cutesiness.
  • Napoleon Dynamite: I might be the last person to see this film, but I loved it. I will be quoting silly lines from this film for the rest of my days.
  • Anchorman: Couldn’t be stupider and I loved it for it.
  • Batman Begins: Holy crap, this rocked!

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4 thoughts on “Movie Roundup”

  1. Michael says:


    I think you are right on the money. Napolean Dynamite is one of those films that rattles around in your head for a few days. You might forget the plot, which there really wasn’t much of, but I know I get a big smile everytime I see someone wearing a “Vote for Pedro” shirt. Jon Heder (Napoleon) does a great job. Remember “Perdo offers you his protection.” “Yessssss”

    As for Anchorman – dumb movie with some fall out of your seat funny scenes. Either it works for you or it doesn’t. “You stay classy, San Diego.”

  2. Leo says:

    Meet the Fockers really did suck.
    Haven’t seen any of the others…
    Batman hasn’t started here yet…so I can’t comment on that!

  3. Tilted Edge says:

    You liked Anchorman? I just can’t think of one actor from Saturday Night Live who has been in a good movie.

    Penny Marshal was talking about “Bewitched” with Will Ferrell recently. That movie was 10 years in the making because they had to get a big name to sell the movie. They got Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell. The premise of this movie is a bit far fetched. Who would believe that Ferrell and Kidman would have a romance?

    The fact that they have to get big names to make movies is so wrong that it is nauseating to me and I will not pay to see a major Hollywood studio movie ever with rare exceptions. A movie should be art, not toothpaste!

  4. Tee Morris says:

    BATMAN BEGINS…rocked my friggin’ world!
    NAPOLEON DYNAMITE…bizarre as hell, and I love it. “GOD! IDIOT!”
    OCEAN’S TWELVE…a complete waste of time.

    Others of note…
    HITCHHIKER’S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY…a fitting tribute to Douglas Adams’ work. Friggin’ loved it!
    EPISODE III: Revenge of the Sith…it’s the best of the new three, and that ain’t sayin’ a whole lot.
    John Carpenter’s THE THING…saw it last night on STARS. Holy shit, I forgot how Billy Bad Ass that movie is. And the ending — friggin’ terrifying!

    And right now, on TNT, GONE IN SIXTY SECONDS…cool little Cage/Bruckheimer film.

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