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In Bruges (10/10): Violent, hilarious, totally politically-incorrect. This is a little movie, a smart movie, and very nearly a perfect movie. Rent it now.
Drillbit Taylor (2/10): The little chubby kid has some seriously great lines and moments, but that’s all there is to recommend this movie. The rest of it absolutely sucks.
Meet The Browns: Tyler Perry is still making movies…this is another one. Stars Sofia Vergara and Angela Bassett, but it may just not be worthwhile anyway.
City of Men (8/10): A reasonably good follow-up to the all time classic City of God, this is a spin-off of the TV show in Brazil which was a spin-off of the original movie.
Mad Men Season One: 1960s New York ad agency. A well-respected, highly regarded TV series that gets it’s DVD release today.
Vantage Point (2/10): A presidential murder told from several different viewpoints, a la Rashomon. From all critical viewpoints, however, this movie is dreadful.
Days of Darkness: A man lives a double life – one life is a fantasy life, the other is real. In real life he’s a loser. In his fantasy life, he’s a knight in shining armour, irresistable ladies’ man. Could go either way. Denys Arcand directed this French Canadian film, so that’s something on the plus side.
Asterix Et Obelix Contre Cesar (5/10): The famous French comic books are brought to life in this 1999 film starring Gerard Depardieu and Roberto Benigni. A little too much reliance on the comic books themselves, but all in all a decent way for kids to learn French.
Asterix Et Obelix: Mission Cleopatre (6/10): An even better movie than Contre Cesar, simply because Monica Bellucci is ridiculously hot as Cleopatra. Ridiculously hot. Neither of these two films has English subtitles or English dubbing available.
Walker: Texas Ranger, Season Five (4/10): If you watch with a developed sense of irony, you may well enjoy this. But boy, you really can’t take it seriously, or you might have brain failure.
Streets of San Francisco, Season Two Volume One (7/10): Karl Malden and Michael Douglas are the stars of this series. One of the best casts for a TV series, and the San Francisco streets are amazing as well.
100 Million B.C.
Get Smart’s Bruce and Lloyd: Out of Control
The Ruins (3/10)
Superhero Movie (2/10)
The Tracey Fragments (4/10)
Charlie Bartlett (6/10)
Batman: Gotham Knight
Romulus My Father (4/10)
Shaggy and Scooby-Doo Get a Clue Vol. 2
Heavy Metal in Baghdad (8/10)
Stories of Lost Souls
Backyardigans: The Mighty Match-Up!