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Stranger Than Fiction

Stranger Than Fiction

Year: 2006 Genre: Comedy/ romance This is the story of Harold Crick, an IRS agent who starts hearing a voice narrating exactly what he’s doing and thinking, and seems to be dictating his life to some extent. This is also the story of Kay Eiffel, a rather neurotic and reclusive writer, who is writing her latest novel about a man named Harold Crick. And she intends to kill him. This is a good film. I think I enjoyed it more…

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Flushed Away

Flushed Away

Year: 2006 Genre: Animated/ Children Flushed Away is the latest film from Aardman Animations, and is their first full CGI film. It follows the adventures of Roddy the Mouse as he gets flushed down the loo by an unwelcome house guest, and his escapades in getting back home only to find thats not really what he wants. This film is one of the funniest things I’ve seen in a really long time. I was laughing so hard, I almost wet…

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The Fountain

The Fountain

Year: 2006 Genre: Sci-Fi/ Romance/ Other The Fountain is three stories wound together all focusing, somehow, on the existence of a tree that can cure all ills and grant immortality. The main story follows Tomas Creo, a cancer research scientist who, on a whim, injects a cancerous monkey with a sample from some tree in South America, and his wife Izzy who has cancer and is writing a book as her last act. That’s where the second story comes in….

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Happy Feet

Happy Feet

Year: 2006 Genre: Animated/ Children Happy feet is about a tap-dancing penguin who grows up as a pariah because all the other penguins sing. His differences lead him to meet other types of penguin and finally ends up at the penguin exhibition at Seaworld in Florida, where his tap-dancing means the world decides to stop trawling in the antarctic. This film is okay. Some of the song and dance numbers are good, and the baby penguins are perfectly done [and…

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John Doe

John Doe

Type: TV series Date: 2003 Genre:Science Fiction This is a review of a series that had been premiering on the Sci-Fi channel for a while now. What series is this? Why, John Doe of course. Basically, its about this guy who wakes up on Horseshoe Island of the coast of Seattle, completely naked [which gives a nice view of Dominic Purcell’s butt] with total amnesia. He makes it to the main land, and goes to a local police office to…

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Zardoz

Zardoz

Date:1974 Genre:Science Fiction/ Head-fuck This film has to be the most bizarre thing I have ever watched. The plot [and I use that term in the loosest way possible] centrers around a barbarian exterminator named Zed [Sean Connery] who manages to get himself inside something called ‘the vortex’ where a bunch of immortals live. At first they want to kill him, but then decide to study him instead. From here on in the ‘plot’ takes a dive into obscurity and…

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Starsky and Hutch

Starsky and Hutch

Date:2004 Genre:Action/ crime Starsky and Hutch has everything you could want in a movie; fast cars, hot guys, hot girls, car chases, fight scenes, explosions, bad humor, embroidery… Wait! What? If you go see it you’ll understand. The story is centered around two cops with very different styles, and a cocaine dealer. Yeah, its not very imaginative, but the action makes up for everything. The actors [Ben Stiller and Owen Wilson] are well cast to look like the originals, and…

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Sakura Wars – OVA Collection

Sakura Wars – OVA Collection

Type: OVA Anime Date: 1997/ 1999 Genre: American-esqu teeny-bop Sakura Wars OVA collection consists of three DVDs and is based around the exploits of The Imperial Flower Combat Troupe, a semi-secret body of female fighters who battle demons with the aid of their pastel-coloured mechs, and perform at the Imperial Theatre when not saving Tokyo. The first disk introduces some of the characters and the world [1920’s Japan, with glaring historical inaccuracies which don’t matter that much], details some of…

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Reservoir Dogs

Reservoir Dogs

Date:1992 Genre:Crime/ Action The film is about a group of strangers, poised to pull off the perfect crime, but one of them is a undercover cop who sells them out, and they end up walking into an ambush. Throughout the course of the film we see each persons back story, and then watch as each of the main actors get killed off. I really, really didn’t like this. It was boring and pointless. I did however, like how the viewer…

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Legend of the Dragon Kings

Legend of the Dragon Kings

Type: Anime Genre:Fantasy This is a tale of four brothers and how they learn, over the course of 12 episodes, how they are the descendants of four legendary dragon kings, and about their fantastic powers. Unfortunately, to say more of the story line would give the whole thing away. This was quite enjoyable, if a touch on the melodramatic side with some action sequences being played over in triplicate. When I was first introduced to it, I was warned that…

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