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Entries from July 2007

Saints and Soldiers (2003)

July 31st, 2007 · 2 Comments

Saints and Soldiers (2003)

The movie is based on actual historic events.
The plot: Middle of December, 1994. A unit of American soldiers is captured in Ardennes forest in Belgium. When one of the American soldiers tries to wrestle out a weapon from a German soldier, the [...]

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Tags: Action · Adventure · DVD · Drama · Epics/Historical · Movies · War

Battleship Potemkin (1925/2005)

July 25th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Battleship Potemkin (1925/2005)

I got the latest (or one of the most recent ones) Pet Shop Boys album, “Battleship Potemkin“. I was interested because I am a big fan of the movie. Sergei Eisenstein directed this silent movie in 1925 – just a few months [...]

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Tags: Classic Films · DVD · Drama · Epics/Historical · Foreign · Movies · Silent · USSR · War

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)

July 24th, 2007 · 2 Comments

Bridge To Terabithia (2007)

Warning: this is Disney. This is a good sweet movie, but it’s a fairy tale for kids.
The plot: a 10-year old boy Jess from a poor family wants to be the fastest runner in his class, but he is outran by [...]

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Tags: DVD · Drama · Fantasy · Movies

Divorzio all’italiana (1961)

July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

A.k.a. “Divorce Italian Style” (USA). I saw this movie when I was a kid. Starring Marcello Mastroianni (my mom is still in love with him) and Stefania Sandrelli. Enough had been said about this movie in the past 46 years. Just wanted to [...]

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Tags: Black and White · Classic Films · Comedy · DVD · Foreign · Italy · Movies

Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

July 23rd, 2007 · No Comments

Mandela and de Klerk (1997)

In 1964, Nelson Mandela, along with several other members of his party and political detainees, were convicted for treason (technically they were charged with capital crimes of sabotage, which Mandela admitted – the charges were easier for the government [...]

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Tags: Biographical · DVD · Drama · Epics/Historical · Movies · TV

Knocked Up (2006)

July 23rd, 2007 · 7 Comments

Knocked Up (2006)

This is the only movie in the past 10 years that I came back to the theater to watch again a week after the first viewing. And both times I laughted so hard my face hurt. Best movie of the summer!
The [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies

Epic Movie (2007)

July 22nd, 2007 · No Comments

Epic Movie (2007)

In spring there weren’t that many good movies, and I was nagging for several weeks to go to see this movie in the local movie theater, and, boy, am I glad I didn’t! What a turd! I started to watch it [...]

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Tags: Comedy · DVD · Movies

Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB)

July 20th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Sony PlayStation 3 (60GB)

I have a nice 46″ Sharp Aquos, but no player to play DVDs in 1080p. I’ve done quite a bit of research, looked at stand-alone players, different formats (HD-DVD and BD), and it appeared that the best value is buying not [...]

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Tags: Hardware · Home Theater

Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

July 13th, 2007 · No Comments

Harry Potter and the Order Of The Phoenix (2007)

We saw it on Saturday.
Highlights:
Cho Chang (Elena calls her Chow Ming for some reason) was cute when she was 11 in the “H.P. and the Saucerer’s Stone” (intentionally misspelled), but now she’s just “third world ugly” (borrowed that [...]

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Tags: Drama · Fantasy · Movies

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

July 8th, 2007 · 3 Comments

Live Free or Die Hard (2007)

Seen it on July 7th, 2007.It may be the worst of Die Hard movies, but ironically, what makes the movie entertaining is all the ways the filmmakers are trying to insult my intelligence. Well, that may be an [...]

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Tags: "Guy" Films · Action · Comedy · Movies

Transformers (2007)

July 4th, 2007 · 1 Comment

Transformers (2007)

Saw ”Transformers” on the 4th of July. My rating is A++. Would’ve been A++++, but I knocked out two stars for
a) some robots still talk like in the 80s: “NUMBER FIVE – ALIVE - NO DISASSEMBLE”
b) uhm.. ok, great movie. A+++.
As always in Spielberg’s [...]

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Tags: Action · Adventure · Comedy · DVD · Movies · Sci-Fi