Saturday, March 31

Deliver Us From Eva

Fun, little movie about life and love. Both leads are endearing, even though the writing is thin and predictable.

2007 Tally, DVD: 18

Friday, March 30

2007 Week 13, 20on20

1. Six Feet Under theme - Thomas Newman
2. La Familia (Guy Sigsworth Remix) - Mirah, You Think It's Like This But Really It's Like This
3. The Good Kind - The Wreckers, Stand Still, Look Pretty
4. Lacrymosa – Evanescence, The Open Door
5. This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race [Funkrock Remix] - Fall Out Boy, Infinity on High
6. Gasolina - Daddy Yankee, Barrio Fino
7. Keep the Car Running - Arcade Fire, Neon Bible
8. Fools Rush In (Kevin Shields Remix) - Bow Wow Wow, OST Marie Antoinette
9. Pretender & Stay - Madonna, Like A Virgin
10. Love Will Come Through - Travis, Love Will Come Through
11. Tell Me 'Bout It - Joss Stone, Introducing Joss Stone...
12. Meet Me in the Red Room - OST Moulin Rouge, Vol 2
13. Inside My Head - Eberg, Voff Voff
14. Clumsy - Fergie, The Dutchess
15. Don't Get It Twisted - Gwen Stefani, The Sweet Escape
16. Shelter (R.LaMontagne cover) - Kelly Clarkson
17. Paranoid Android - Radiohead, Ok Computer
18. Love Song (Cure cover) - 311, OST Fifty First Dates
19. Beautiful Liar - Beyonce feat. Shakira
20. Sooner or Later - Michael Tolcher, I Am

Wednesday, March 28

Man of the Year

Expecting lighthearted comedy, a la Dave and was disappointed to get this dark, not-very-funny dissertation on fixing elections, and how "the jester should not become the king"? Williams was likeable, Linney had her moments, but was definitely not a fan of this film.

2007 Tally, DVD: 17

Wednesday, March 21

The Devil Wears Prada

Sadly, I can watch this movie over and over - I rented it for my 11 day vacation and watched it 3 times during that time period...2007 Tally, DVD - 16

A few favorite quotes:

M.Priestly (M.Streep) -
  • Tell Richard I saw all the pictures that he sent for that feature on the female paratroopers and they're all so deeply unattractive. Is it impossible to find a lovely, slender, female paratrooper? Am I reaching for the stars here? Not really.
  • Please bore someone else...with your questions.
  • Details of your incompetence do not interest me.
Emily (E.Blunt) -
  • You don't deserve them, I mean you eat carbs, for Chrissake!
  • I'm on this new diet. Well, I don't eat anything and when I feel like I'm about to faint I eat a cube of cheese. I'm just one stomach flu away from my goal weight.

Tuesday, March 20


Brain-searing visuals - like the best videogame ever. Because of the style in which it was done, it wasn't even all that shocking to see all the severed limbs, heads, etc. - although it certainly wasn't for the faint of heart, NOR was it was it appropriate for the 7 year old kid that was sitting a few rows behind me - wow, do parents have any censorship ability? It was rated R for g*d's sake.
Saw it in an IMAX theatre in the afternoon and it was surprisingly crowded and seriously, it was $11 well-spent.

2007 Tally, Theatre: 6

Wednesday, March 14


Decent independent film. Linney owns the movie - great character. Harden is harder to peg in this film - you can't quite get all the nuances and history that they have and are still friends. Grace is very good, but awkward and I suppose in the film, he's supposed to be. Open ended ending made it a little more puzzling than it gave closure.

2007 Tally, DVD: 15

Sunday, March 11

A Good Year

Underrated character study of a British man whose life is informed by his childhood memories of Provence, France. Acting is well done by A.Finney, R.Crowe & F. Highmore (as the young Crowe). Scenery, of course, beautiful. Read the book and disappointed that they all but dropped the subplot of the mystery wine, but a small gripe nonetheless.

2007 Tally, DVD: 14

Tuesday, March 6

2007, Week 10: 20on20

1. Lacrymosa – Evanescence, The Open Door
2. This Ain't A Scene, It's An Arms Race [Funkrock Remix] - Fall Out Boy, Infinity on High
3. What Goes Around…Comes Around – Justin Timberlake, Futuresex/Lovesounds
4. Life Is A Song – Patrick Park, The O.C. Series Finale
5. Love Will Come Through - Travis, Love Will Come Through
6. Stand Up - Ludacris, Chicken and Beer
7. Meet Me in the Red Room - Moulin Rouge, Vol 2 OST
8. Clumsy - Fergie, The Dutchess
9. Mystify - INXS, Kick
10. 'Til The Dawn - Drew Sidora, Step Up OST
11. Father Figure - George Michael, Faith
12. Love Story - Katharine McPhee, self-titled
13. Jack Sparrow – Hans Zimmer, Pirates of the Carribbean: Dead Man’s Chest OST
14. Like A Prayer [Madonna cover] - Tori Amos
15. Here It Goes Again (UK Surf Mix) – Ok Go, Oh No
16. Don't Get It Twisted - Gwen Stefani, The Sweet Escape
17. Rise From The Ashes (acoustic) - Quietdrive, When All That's Left Is You
18. Caravan – The John Buzon Trio, Ultra-Lounge series
19. Shelter (R.LaMontagne cover) - Kelly Clarkson
20. Shape of My Heart - Sting, Ten Summoner's Tales

Sunday, March 4

Double Feature: Gridiron Gang/100 Girls

Uplifting film about what a person can do to change their lives. Follows the "sport formula" of beaten down kids and how football changes everything, gives them respect for themselves and others, etc. Ensemble acting was very believable.

2007 Tally, DVD: 13


Netflix has this new "Watch Now" program. Let's just say that I have no idea how they decide what movies to upload into the system and also I have NO idea why I chose this movie over let's say, Coolhand Luke or Casablanca. What I can tell you is that it was one step up from a tv movie-of-the-week and about 10 steps down from American Pie. But it was pretty fun to see K.Heigl and J.Pressley 7 years ago, they looked like 10th graders.
Tally, Online: 2

Saturday, March 3

The Tudors - April 1 on Showtime

I don't even have Showtime and I am really excited about this show. Not only does the 'historical aspect' seem really interesting - it looks as if there's a good bit of intrigue and, of course, naughty bits.

Breakin' All The Rules

The best way to describe this movie would be to say they would show this on an E! or VH1 special, "Before They Were Stars..." J.Foxx, G. Union, J. Esposito, M.Chestnut are better actors than the material in this film, but it wasn't a horrific trainwreck, just nothing spectacular.

2007 Tally, DVD: 12