Friday, July 30, 2004

Movie Review - "Out of Reach"

... a Steven Segal movie. Do not recommend renting. On par with Bill Cosby's "Leonard Part 6".

Movie Review - "The Whole Ten Yards"

... is a sequel to the movie "The Whole Nine Yards". The same main characters and actors are present except the wives divorced their husbands and married each others ex-husband.

Action and humor combine into a decent sequel to the original. May wait until after the first date to rent but may be suitable for the second.

Check it out some time.

Movie Review - "Big Bounce"

... is a comedy starring Owen Wilson and Morgan Freeman. Owen plays a cat burglar; Morgan is a district court judge.

Owen is persuaded into breaking in to a rich real estate developer's home. Through some twists and turns, the story unfolds into a happy ending.

Not too excited about the movie. Good for some laughs.

Wait till after the first date to rent this one though.

Monday, July 26, 2004

Movie Review - "Confessions of a Teenage Drama Queen"

... is a comedy about a young teenage girl who moves from New York City to New Jersey. The story brings a twist to the normal teenage flick in that the girl is a hopeless romantic who day dreams a lot.

A first date movie with some funny part thrown in.

Save it for another rainy day.

Movie Review - "Starsky and Hutch"

... is a movie based on the popular TV show of the 70's. Funny at times with some disco dancing and 70's slang, it is good enough for a rainy day.

Look for the cameo appearance of the original Starsky and Hutch.

Harmless first date movie.

Bonus Movie Review not yet available on DVD - "Bourne Supremacy"

... is a sequel to a great movie - "Bourne Identity". Matt Damon is a trained killer who is battling memory loss. He can't recall his past. He sees bits and pieces but cannot make a connection.

Trying to leave it all behind, he is forced out of hiding. Framed for a murder and on the run again, he battles for his life and seeks revenge on his enemies.

Check it out.

Monday, July 19, 2004

Movie Review - "Agent Cody Banks 2"

... is a sequel about the kid who leads a double-life - teenager in school and international secret agent.

Better to wait on this one and watch after you have married your first date and have kids.

Movie Review - " Monster"

... is a movie starring Charlize Theron as a woman serial killer. Based on a true story about a prostitute and the circumstances that drive her to kill. To get into character, Charlize gained weight and lost her pretty looks.

Not a first date movie. Better to wait on this one before watching with your significant other.

Monday, July 12, 2004

Bonus Movie Review not yet available on DVD - "Spiderman 2"

... is sequel that shows Spiderman's inner turmoil to be a normal person or to be a superhero.

He must make a choice but cannot come to grips with leading two lives. In the end, the decision becomes clear.

Check it out sometime. Not a bad first date movie as long as you have seen the first movie.

Oh by the way, the ending is a lead in to a "Spiderman 3".

Movie Review - "The Butterfly Effect"

... drama about a man who can change the future by going back to the past.

Using a personal journal to remember a past event in his life, he travels back in time, changes the event's outcome, and thereby changes his life.

Unfortunately, one change in the past could result in a death of a friend or family, lost love, or opportunity.

Good movie. Check it out sometime. If you are an optimist, view the theatrical version. If you are a pessimist, view the director's cut.

Tuesday, July 06, 2004

Movie Review - "Cold Mountain"

... is a drama set during the American Civil War and stars Nicole Kidman, Jude Law, and Renee Zellweger.

The story takes you from a brief but lasting "love at first sight" moment between Nicole and Jude. What follows are the trials and tribulations of two lovers in war. Nicole waits for Jude's return from the war. Jude fights to live in order to return home.

Good movie - may not be a first date movie for some but worth a rental.

Check it out some time.

Movie Review - "Perfect Score"

... is a comedy about high school students and their attempt to steal the answers to the SAT.

At first glance, I did not want to rent the movie but after the first 30 minutes I had changed my mind.

Funny, harmless first date movie - rent it when you get a chance.

Friday, July 02, 2004

Movie Review - "Secret Window"

... is a mystery starring Johnny Depp as a writer with "issues". He is caught up in a divorce, accused of plagiarism, and on the verge of insanity.

Good story that leaves the viewer guessing - at least until the last 45 minutes of the movie.

Check it out but consider it a non-first date movie. The cheating wife and divorce thing may affect your relationship.

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