Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Short Reviews - January 2011

DAMN YOU, TAXI BOYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quentin Tarantino's top 20 picks of 2010... I had something to say about these, but I already forget what.
1. "Toy Story 3"
2. "The Social Network"
3. "Animal Kingdom"
4. "I Am Love"
5. "Tangled"
6. "True Grit"
7. "The Town"
8. "Greenberg"
9. "Cyrus"
10. "Enter the Void"
11. "Kick-Ass"
12. "Knight and Day"
13. "Get Him to the Greek"
14. "The Fighter"
15. "The King's Speech"
16. "The Kids Are All Right"
17. "How to Train Your Dragon"
18. "Robin Hood"
19. "Amer"
20. "Jackass 3-D"

Meanwhile... is Jeff Bridges campaigning for another Oscar? He wouldnt' do it overtly, of course, but we just watched his American Masters special. Some of his pics were skipped over!... fair enough. Okay, on to the list.

No Highway in the Sky - Is this where the love affair between James Stewart and Henry Koster began? What does he have that Capra and Hitchcock don't?

"Lights Out" on FX - That's where I've seen that guy before! He's the guy in the black and white movie within a movie in Mumford!... for what that's worth...

The Fisher King - Slightly prescient, at least until Robin Williams shows up

Bowling for Columbine - Welp, not much has changed in the 8 years since its release. America's still crazy, the local news is still amped up.

Nashville - Okay! We get it!

The Day of the Jackal - ALL RIGHT! WE GET IT!!!

The Jackal (1997) - Sucks in comparison... although, when Jack Black got shot, that was pretty cool.

Taxi Driver - Crap! How many of these are there?

The Hidden - Oh, right. The big finale.

Vantage Point - I liked the video game version better.

American Gun (2005) - With Marcia Gay Harden. Never saw it myself, but I've heard it's not that good... Not Marcia's fault!!

Nick of Time - Johnny Depp plays Nick Timeman, a businessman on the way to an urgent meeting, when someone else's urgent plan supersedes his urgency... something like that.

The Last Boy Scout - No, they were planning on killing a Senator. And with good reason, too! The football guy didn't want to pay him so much money! Duh! The market speaks.

VeggieTales - I will never let them near my children again!!

The Crow - No, that happened OFF camera.

Gone Fishin' - Oh, please. That was a nobody on the crew!

Sorcerer - With a film like that, what director WOULDN'T use a starter pistol?

Twelve Monkeys - Well, they try to warn us.

Armageddon - Hurry up and kill yourself already, Willis! The fate of the world depends on it!

Okay, time to pull ourselves back from the brink of insanity.

Nuts - Damn! Too late.

Whose Life Is It Anyway? - That's not even the right issue!!

Agnes of God - Great title. I MUST have seen it!

SFW - Damn! I forgot one, but brought it back. Did it for you, Zetterland!!

Someone Like You - Judd's valuable lessons forgotten already, as this is the top headline today: Blake Lively voted "Most Desirable Woman" in the world, like, ever! The reporter pointed out that mainstays like Eva Mendes and Kate Beckinsale didn't make #1... well, shyeah! They're more like big sisters to us guys now. If there's one thing we desire above all, it's the latest and greatest, preferably with a guy's name... something like that.

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