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Monday, June 26, 2006

Weekend Movie Reviews 

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Shopgirl was an interesting romantic (and slow!) movie. Mirabelle is a sales clerk for Saks. She meets a young man, Jeremy, for a date. However, Jeremy has like no clue when it comes to dating and comes off as unimpressive yet quirky. Then, she meets Ray (Steve Martin), an older rich man. She tells Jeremy that she's seeing another guy. Jeremy goes off on a road trip and makes some introspection. Meanwhile, Mirabelle pursues a relationship with Ray, despite Ray's warning that he's not looking for one.

I thought this movie was pretty good, even though it was a bit slow. Sometimes, you gotta go through some shit before you realize who is your real true love.


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Green Street Hooligans was pretty good. Elijah Wood plays Matt Buckner who was wrongfully expelled from Harvard, even though he was 2 months shy from getting his Bachelor's. Instead of fighting it, he goes to stay with his sister in England.

Upon arrival, he meets his sister's rowdy brother-in-law, Pete. Pete is a member of a firm of a football team. Now, remember, football, to the rest of the world, is actually soccer. Just don't call it soccer over there. Call it football. Makes me wonder why we don't call soccer, football and football, soccer. Anyways, a firm is sorta like a gang.

Matt gets involved with the firm and gets beaten up. Somehow, he enjoys that adrenaline of violence. It ends on a tragic note. However, Matt eventually builds his confidence, during his time in England, and was able to return to America and face his former roommate for whom he took the fall.

There are some anti-American statements in the movie. You can either laugh it off, get offended or shrug it off. Of course, there are violence along with some bloody scenes.

Overall, I have to say that it was an enjoyable movie. Check it out if you can.


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Some time ago, I watched Match Point and forgotten to blog about it.

This is my first Woody Allen movie that I've watched. I don't know what it is about Woody Allen but I've never really been interested in his films. Even though I enjoyed Match Point, I could see where some viewers might not like this Woody Allen movie. It was long and slow.

An Irish tennis instructor, Chris, meets an American actress, who soon dates his soon to be brother-in-law. Since the introduction, Chris cannot get her out of his mind. Chris gets married but he still cannot get her out of his mind. Of course, it leads to an affair. After the initial affair, Chris wants more but the actress doesn't because of guilt. The actress soon dumps the brother-in-law. Chris pursues after her and they continue the affair.

Of course, Chris has to cover his ass about the affair. The actress wants him to leave his wife for her. The wife gets pregnant. The actress gets pregnant. What's Chris to do?!?

Overall, it's a good movie. I think I would've truly enjoyed it if it was shorter.

Well, ta ta for now...