Monthly Archives: June 2007

Movie Review: Live Free or Die Hard

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Rated PG-13 for some bad language and action violence fun stuff

Rating:  B

In the world of Die Hard movies, this one is a fine addition to the series.  Good one-liners and laughs, great action sequences, and the typical summer action-movie moments of “you just gotta suspend belief”. 

It’s your basic fun, fun popcorn movie. 


Movie Review: Ratatouille

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Rated G for nothing overly offensive.  A bit of cartoon violence, some kissing, and perhaps a double-entrendre or two for the parents’ amusement.

Rating:  A+

I expected this to be good.  I didn’t expect it to be as good as it is.  Believe all the advance hype it’s getting — Pixar/Disney has outdone themselves.  The water and fur effects are utterly amazing.  The story, for me, dragged in some places, but that’s okay as the rest of the film more than made up for it.

Good laughs, especially if you’re a foodie.  Have I mentioned how amazing the film looks?  I think the last 15 minutes of the film wrapped up a little too quickly and neatly; it probably could have used another 5 minutes.  

On the bright side, for those of you looking to get out of the theater with the kiddies as soon as possible, there’s no need to stay through the end credits any longer than you feel necessary.

So, as of right now, here’s my Pixar Rankings List.  As always, it’s subjective and subject to change any time I feel like it:

  1. The Incredibles 
  2. Ratatouille
  3. Finding Nemo
  4. Toy Story 2
  5. Monsters Inc
  6. Toy Story
  7. Cars
  8. A Bugs Life

Movie Review: Ocean’s 13

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Rated PG-13 for some language and sensuality.  Meow.
Rating:  B+

This movie fixes the one plot point that I hated about O12, and gets back to what O11 did so well:  the setup of the heist, and the execution of the heist.  They don’t waste time on extra filler.  I had a good time with it.

Unfortunately, they could have used a little bit more exposition and the dialogue missed a little bit of the fun that they had in O11 (ex: “did you bring the batteries?”)   You can tell that they had fun, the plot does make sense, and it’s an enjoyable throwback.  

Some people I saw it with really thought O12 was better… but for those who hated O12 because it wasn’t like O11, they’ll be pleased by what O13 is all about.