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Jul 17, 2007

Movies Seen Recently

The Good

* The Departed - pretty good drama. Boston sounds like a truly horrible place. Wonder how this compares with the original Infernal Affairs on which its based ?

* Brick - genius. Essentially a 40's/50's film-noir set in a modern US high-school. Recommended.

* Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room - a must see. Why de-regulation hardly ever works to the benefit of the average person in the face of unbridled greed.

The OK

* Stranger Than Fiction - how can it not be worth watching with Emma Thompson in it ? The ending is a bit of a cop-out which stops this being in the 'Good' category.

* Idiocracy - the first 30min are brilliant and worth seeing the movie for but then it turns into a pretty predictable sub-par comedy.

* 28 Weeks Later - not bad but not good. It has to be said that Robert Carlyle does make a truly great villain.

* Constantine - not as dire as I thought but definitely a case of missed opportunities. Read the original 'Hellblazer' comic instead and ponder what terrible mayhem Hollywood will wreak upon The Watchmen.

The Ugly

* Music and Lyrics - rom-com's suck. Nuff said.

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Simpsons Movie

The Simpsons movie is upon us.

All bow down before the mighty Homer (well spotted Mel! be sure to check out her sailing adventures too).

On a related note apparently the pagans are displeased.

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