Yearly Archives: 2006

Movie Review: Casino Royale

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Rating:  A-

Quick summary:  “Quite Fun”

I’m a Bond fan.  Grew up reading all the books and watching the movies with Dad.  Always looked forward to the films… and then came the crap years with Timothy Dalton and the over-the-top plots and villains.  That’s really when the Bond movies stopped being fun. 

Sure, we’d still go to see them — and Pierce Brosnan was great after he finally got the role, but that really didn’t fix the primary problem of the films being utterly boring and predictable.

Movie Review: Happy Feet

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“Happy Feet” refers to the relief people feel while they shuffle out of this inexplicable mess of a film.

Rating:   C

The movie can’t decide what it wants to be:  one comedic song-lyric heavy showstopping number after another (which, for the most part, works);  a coming-out-of-the-closet story;  or an overbearing political environmentalist message that takes up WAY too much of the movie.

Are there laughs?  Sure.  Most of them will go over kids’ heads — and the adults won’t necessarily be laughing *with* the movie, but at it.  Which is never a good sign.

Movie Review: Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny

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Rating:  C

It plays like an extended episode of Mr. Show.  What starts out as an inspired parody of Tommy (or other kick-ass rock opera) sputters out into cliche’ after rock cliche’ that we’ve already seen The D do on screen or in videos.

Was it fun if you were not a D fan?  Probably not. 

Is it required viewing for All Who Want To Rock with the Greatest Band In The World?  Definitely. 

But only as a rental.

Movie Review: Borat

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Rating:  A-

Rated R for pretty much everything you can think of.

Hands down, The Most Offensive film I have ever seen.  And funny as shit.  

And no, I won’t tell you anything else.  Go see it.

Movie Review: Over the Hedge

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Rating: a solid B

The good thing is that it’s not necessary to know the characters from the comic strip ahead of time.  I’ve tried reading the comic in the past – I don’t find it overly funny.   Maybe I’ll try reading it again based on the movie to see if my opinion of the paper version has changed.

Animation?  Not as good as Pixar’s work

Laugh-level?  I laughed more during ICE AGE 2.  It’s still amusing, but not bust-a-gut-funny-ha-ha.

Playboy’s List of Top Party Schools 2006

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Playboy has released their list of the TOP 10 PARTY SCHOOLS FOR 2006:

  1. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  2. UC Santa Barbara
  3. Arizona State University
  4. Indiana University
  5. San Diego State
  6. Florida State Univeristy
  7. Ohio University
  8. University 0f Georgia
  9. University of Tennessee
  10. McGill University