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Club Dread
Club Dread (2004)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Being a big fan of Broken Lizard - I know I went into Club Dread with much higher expectations than I should of. I laughed my ass off during Super Troopers, and I [i]knew[/i] I would have then same experience with CD - but I did not.

Don't get me wrong - it is still a fun bit of a movie. I would watch it again (and have already), but the hilarity and wit was not at the same level as it's predecessor.

The Strong: It was nice to see the cast in vastly different roles than ST. Bill Paxton was wonderful as a faux-Jimmy Buffet.

The Weak: Just didn't seem near as clever as ST

Stuck on You
Stuck on You (2003)
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

After the serious movie - I needed some lighter fluff ;)

The Strong: Greg Kinnear and Matt Damon were just so damned hilarious. It was a fun movie.

The Weak: While I was entertained - it wasn't a great, spectacular movie. I may watch it again, but after awhile.

The Shape Of Things
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I've been hearing so many good things about this one that I finally went out and rented it.

The Strong: Very, very strong performances. Paul Rudd did an amazing job. It was well written, and had very good tension throughout the film. Although I knew exactly where the film was heading - I enjoyed the journey.

The Weak: The ending left me very frustrated, so I had to immediately turn on the director's commentary to see if it could shed some more light on why they chose to do it this way. It did make me feel better about the ending, but I don't think that should be necessary in a film. At the end, they specifically bring up a scene in which they whispered to each other (and we couldn't hear, of course). She says "I [i]did[/i] mean that.", and Rudd reacts to it. We never know what she was referring to, and to me that just sucked. I don't need a happy ending in a story - I just don't like intentional "I know something you'll never know" from directors.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

So I was part of the horde of people that ran out this see this the first week (luckily I picked a night that wasn't busy...).

I was not disappointed. So far HP just seems to improve on itself with each film. Being a ferret owner - I was quite surprised at 'co-starring' role of ferrets in this film :p My hubby and I cracked up when we first saw them!

The Strong: There were so many little things I enjoyed. I liked animatronic Scabbers :D Loved Buckbeak - they did an excellent job on him. The story was paced nicely, and I had read the book so long ago that I'd forgotten most of the plot. Yay!

The Weak: I thought there would be more Sanpe in this one, but it looks like they chopped almost all of his plotline. No biggie, just an Alan Rickman fan.

Shade (2003)
12 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

This movie just came out on DVD, and I stumbled upon it at Blockbuster. It's got a great cast: Gabriel Byrne, Thandie Newton, Suart Townsend, Sylvester Stallone, Jamie Foxx, Melanie Griffith and more. And it's about gambling - bonus!!

Gabriel, Stuart, and Thandie are poker hustlers looking to take down The Dean (played by Stallone) - the best poker player/hustler in the world.

The Strong: Excellent cast - they were all marvelous! Very good twists - lots of great card tricks (Stuart's character is a card trick expert), and shots of the Magic Castle in LA.

The Weak: In one scene Sylvester was wearing more make-up than Melanie Griffith, and it was entirely too distracting :( Also, the very monir plotline of Thandie's character selling blackmarket organs was really incredibly cheezy. I guess they showed it to display how she made her portion of the gambling pot, but it was way too hokey.