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City of God 2002 (R)

City of God 2002 (R)

City of God
City of God

City of God ****  NFK.  I actually watched this movie two years ago.  This is a gritty movie.  It has a violent disturbing scene with a young boy that shocked me.    I liked it but it’s not for everyone.

Boogie Nights 1997 (R)

Boogie Nights 1997 (R)

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.

Flyboys 2006 (PG-13)

Flyboys 2006 (PG-13)

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.

Sounder 1972 (G)

Sounder 1972 (G)

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)

The Nanny Diaries 2007 (PG-13)

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)

Defiance 2008 (PG-13)

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)

Body of Lies 2008 (R)


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.