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Shopgirl

May 20, 2006 at 10:11 PM

Rating: 2/5

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Yawn.

I honestly think Steve Martin made this pointless, boring movie so he could make out with a woman 35 years his younger. Mirabelle (Claire Danes) sleeps with people early and often and for no reason for the first 90 minutes of the movie, then the last ten is actually halfway decent. People need to stop giving Jason Schwartzman roles, he creeps me out.

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The Da Vinci Code

May 19, 2006 at 09:54 PM

Rating: 4/5

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Maybe it's just because it got so many bad reviews, but I thought it was great. Entertaining but far less exciting/enthraling than the book but that's always the case. I really have no idea what most reviewers were expecting, but I thought it did a fair job recreating Dan Brown's religous mystery. There were definitely a couple of bad moments, but certainly no out of place laughter and people in the theater actually applauded when it was over.

Most of the reviews at Rotten Tomatoes are pretty indicative of the problem with movie critics. You've got one complaining the albino monk (Silas) "isn't any fun" and another that it's too long. Useless and hypercritical as usual.

Really worth seeing whether you read the book or not. Just enjoy the damn thing.

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The Family Stone

May 12, 2006 at 10:15 PM

Rating: 2/5

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Really awful movie. It had a few funny moments, but mainly it was an unclever and predictable movie. Sarah Jessica Parker is so average. Does anyone other than women find her particularly attractive?

I hate movies where it takes people 40 seconds to fall in love, the entire second half of the movie is based on completely stupid events that wouldn't happen in a million years. Not worth renting or owning, maybe in four years when it comes to TBS.

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Must Love Dogs

May 06, 2006 at 10:45 PM

Rating: 2/5

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So freaking average. John Cusack is the king of romantic comedies, but I think now that he's forty I'm not really sure he can pull off the same roles anymore. Maybe it's just a bad choice in roles. Boring movie based on a love that had no reason to exist. Skip it.

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Capote

May 01, 2006 at 10:06 PM

Rating: 3/5

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I just wasn't too interested in the movie. It was good but not overly entertaining. I wouldn't call it boring, but it just didn't do anything to draw me in. Worth seeing, especially if you're interested in Truman Capote's life or in writing, but probably overpraised by critics.

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