On A Break With A Ninja = Vendetta

V For Vendetta (2005)

V For Vendetta (2005) Another story from comic legend Alan Moore.  Watching this movie I couldn’t help see the similarities with Watchmen (a post “bad shit” look at a city) and recognize just how fucked up Moore really must be.  Natalie Portman plays a great role here as does Hugo Weaving (though he’s clad the entire movie in a mask so all you’re hearing is his iconic voice).  At times this was a very slow … Continue reading

The Unsolved ‘Zodiac’

Zodiac (2007)

I’ve been enthralled for years by the story of the Zodiac killer so I was very much looking forward to seeing this flick – not sure why it took me so long but I’m happy that I’ve finally gotten around to seeing it.  For those that don’t know, Zodiac tells the story of a serial killer in the San Francisco area in the late 60’s and early 70’s.  The Zodiac killer murdered 5 people, sent … Continue reading

I’d Heard Terrible Things, But “Jersey Girl” Was Not Half Bad

Jersey Girl (2004)

I’ve been hearing for years just how bad this movie is.  It’s the butt of jokes and the director Kevin Smith talks about how bad it is.  I’m a huge fan of Smith’s other works (Clerks, Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, etc.) so I really wanted to see this one to see if it was really as bad as everyone said it was.  I’m happy to say that I disagree with most of what I’d heard … Continue reading

The Oscar Ignored ‘Gran Torino’

Gran Torino (2008)

The fact that this movie didn’t even get nominated for ANY Oscars just goes to show how messed up the Academy is.  From the very beginning this picture grabs you and doesn’t let go.  The dialogue here is absolutely incredible and makes what could be a slow movie absolutely incredible. Clint Eastwood plays Walt Kowalksi, a Korean War vet who has recently lost his wife.  He’s an old school grumpy old man who quite frankly … Continue reading

‘Sex And The City’ – A Movie That Probably Shouldn’t Have Been Made

Sex and the City (2008)

10 Years after the show with the same name took HBO by storm, Sex And The City just had to be made… I guess.  I’ll start off by saying that I was a big fan of the show.  The wife and I had finally found something that we could both agree on.  The writing was top notch, the acting was great and it was just edgy enough to keep people talking from week to week … Continue reading

Wrestling With Greatness – ‘The Wrestler’

The Wrestler (2008)

This is the type of movie that Oscar loves (as of this writing, Mickey Rourke and Marisa Tomei have both been nominated for their performances and Rourke has already won the Golden Globe for his).  If you’re a wrestling fan you’ll like it.  If you’re a “smart” wrestling fan you’ll love it.  If you’re not into wrestling or you think it’s “fake” you’ll probably hate this flick but might be able to appreciate some of … Continue reading

Great Movie With a Terrible Ending – ‘No Country For Old Men’

No Country For Old Men

Before I start this review, I need to inform you that I’m a bit biased… I’m a person that needs the END of a movie to be good in order for me to deem the movie a success.  I’m not saying it needs to be a happy ending by any stretch, but the ending needs to tie the movie up. That being said, this movie was great (so great in fact that it won an … Continue reading