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Radio Cape Cod

Radio Cape Cod

(2008)
2 years ago via Flixster

I don't want to say too much about this but I'll say a few short, detached things I thought about it

It was pseudo-intellectual, pseudo-artistic BS

The whole time I was thinking "Ok...WHO CARES!?"

The only reason this scored as high as it did with me was that the lab was an MIT lab and Cape Cod and the general scenery was beautiful.

Do not see this sack of crap.

Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New York, Johannesburg

Chris Rock: Kill the Messenger - London, New ...

(2008)
4 years ago via Flixster

Chris Rock was hilarious as always although I found the beginning to be much funnier than the second half. The first half was topical and political (which I guess plays to my interests). Then it moved into general race based comedy (which is Chris' strong suit) but then it devolved into "Black women do this" "White men do this" which I didn't find particularly insightful.

I guess I just find that his relationship/sex material gets old quickly but overall still very funny. Watch, if only for the first 30 minutes or so.

The Spirit

The Spirit

(2008)
5 years ago via Flixster

More of the same, IMO from Frank Miller. That being said it is a different story and the visuals are cool (we don't hold Dreamworks, Pixar, and Disney to the standard of absolutely new animation every time out).

The story is ok. Casting was eh. I like the Spirit but does Samuel Jackson always have to be the yelling crazy guy? Couldn't a lesser known actor accomplished just as much without the stigma? I feel the same way about casting so many well known actresses. They were essentially used as pretty faces and I don't think they helped sell the movie that much so just find some decent, no name, attractive actresses and save yourself the money.

Decent, enjoyable movie but nothing special.

The Wrestler

The Wrestler

(2008)
5 years ago via Flixster

Mickey Rourke puts in a good performance in the Wrestler and I hope this leads to a full comeback and some decent roles for him.

That being said, I think this movie had some room for improvement. It was very much a character piece and I thought Randy the Ram was developed fairly well but a lot of parts in his life seemed disjoint and unexplored.

Most of the first half of the movie I found myself thinking "wow, guys like this would make for a great documentary more than a feature film" then I realized that they made "Bigger, Stronger, Faster" and that was an excellent film.

The acting was actually well done all around and the ending redeemed the movie a little but I can't help but feel this journey was incomplete and unfulfilling.

Changeling

Changeling

(2008)
5 years ago via Flixster

Lots of twists and turns in plot and very solid performances by Angelina Jolie and John Malkovich make this one worth seeing.

Eastwood does a great job of creating suspense and setting the tone for the movie. At times I felt irritated that some questions weren't sufficiently answered but then again, that may be the point.

I definitely suggest seeing this one. It's not the best movie of 2008 but it was very riveting and it is a worthy installment in the clint eastwood stable of movies

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