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  • Boogie Nights 1997 (R)

    Posted on July 25th, 2009 Alan No comments

    Boogie Nights 9.7.10 NFK. ** I sorta enjoyed the movie. Loved the music and the 70’s disco attire.  It’s a dark comedy and yes there is plenty of sex. In the end after two and a half hours I felt it didn’t offer that much.

  • The Kingdom 2007 (R)

    Posted on July 23rd, 2009 Alan No comments

    The Kingdom **** 1.8.7 NFK (Graphic violence) Loved the movie.  Tense, action filled with  great characters and acting.  It looked terrific in Blu-Ray.

  • He’s Just Not That Into You 2009 (PG-13)

    Posted on July 8th, 2009 Alan 1 comment

    He’s Just Not That Into You ***  My expectations were low for this movie from the popular book.  I was surprised how much I enjoyed it.   Lots of beautiful people starring in it.  What surprised me the most is that the movie had some good writing and it was a little grittier than most of the feel-good formulaic movies that are a dime a dozen.

  • Flyboys 2006 (PG-13)

    Posted on July 8th, 2009 Alan No comments

    Flyboys ***  This isn’t a GREAT movie.  Staring James Franco, Harry from Spiderman, I didn’t think the characters were very well developed.  The love story seemed a bit contrived.  As a whole though, I enjoyed it.  I loved the cinematography. It was emotional and the  aerial dog fighting was pretty good.  I recommend it.

  • What Happens In Vegas 2008 (PG-13)

    Posted on July 7th, 2009 Alan No comments

    What Happens in Vegas *** Pretty much a formulaic commedy starring Cameraon Diaz and Ashton Kutcher.  It was not bad if you’re into some light comedy with a happy ending.

  • Sounder 1972 (G)

    Posted on July 1st, 2009 Alan No comments

    Sounder *** Not a very fast paced movie.  I was so proud of David for sticking it out and watching this with me.  The acting was great. The story was interesting and emotional.  I read this book in school.  I admit I got this movie as an educational experience for the kids.

  • The Nanny Diaries 2007 (PG-13)

    Posted on June 24th, 2009 Alan No comments

    The Nanny Diaries *** I actually read the first few chapters of this book but wasn’t interested enough to finish it.  This is the first time I’ve seen Scarlett Johansson.  This didn’t quite show off what all the hoopla over hottie Johansson is all about (for that see HJNTITY) but I did like her in the role and enjoyed the movie.

  • Defiance 2008 (PG-13)

    Posted on June 21st, 2009 Alan No comments

    Defiance ****  This is a story of a group of Jews hiding in a forest from the  Germans starting Daniel Craig (latest Bond actor).   It’s based on a true story.  By the end of the war 1200 had survived.  I was surprised how much action was in the movie.   It was so great to know of a group of Jews that actually resisted the Germans.  Recommended.

  • Body of Lies 2008 (R)

    Posted on May 8th, 2009 Alan No comments

    Body of Lies *** Leonardo DiCaprio seems lately to be typecast as a tough street-wise/undercover agents.  His roles in Blood Diamond,  The Departed, and now Body of Lies come to mind.  Though I enjoyed this one, I felt the other two movies were better.

  • Slumdog Millionaire 2008 (R)

    Posted on April 20th, 2009 Alan No comments

    Slumdog Millionaire **** – Sure it was good.  Perhaps the fact I’ve seen  City of God prevented me from being wowed by it.  City of God was similar but much more intense.  Slumdog could have been a lot more  disturbing than it was and I’m glad it wasn’t!  I liked that it had a happy ending.