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Movie A Day: Day 40

Cover of "The Usual Suspects (Special Edi...

Cover of The Usual Suspects (Special Editon)

Todays movie is The Usual Suspects

Following a truck hijack in New York, five conmen (Stephen BaldwinGabriel ByrneBenicio Del ToroKevin PollakKevin Spacey) are arrested and brought together for questioning. As none of them is guilty, they plan a revenge operation against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Söze is felt. It becomes clear that each one of them has wronged Söze at some point and must pay back now. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion, but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Söze?

-Via IMDB

This is a very interesting movie. I’m sure most of you have seen it. If you haven’t then you should go do that right now. So many other movies and other forms of popular culture are still referencing this movie. Before you watch another heist or con movie, watch this.

Recommendation: Buy

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Movie A Day: Day 38

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Todays movie is Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. I found this on a disk when i was cleaning my room. Couldn’t remember watching it so its perfect for this.

In the Victorian London, the barber Benjamin Barker (Johnny Depp) is married to the gorgeous Lucy (Laura Michelle Kelly) and they have a lovely child, Johanna (Played by various actresses depending on age). The beauty of Lucy attracts the attention of the corrupt Judge Turpin (Alan Rickman), who falsely accuses the barber of a crime that he did not commit and abuses Lucy later after gaining custody of her. After fifteen years in exile, Benjamin returns to London under the new identity of Sweeney Todd, seeking revenge against Turpin. He meets the widow Mrs. Lovett (Helena Bonham Carter) who is the owner of a meat pie shop who tells him that Lucy committed suicide with arsenic many years ago, and Turpin assigned himself tutor of Johanna. He opens a barber shop above her store, initiating a crime rampage against those who made him suffer and lose his beloved family.

-Via IMDB

This is a very Tim Burton movie. If you’ve seen the remake of Willy Wonka, this has the same appearance/theme only more R-rated.

Recommendation: Buy

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Movie A Day: Day 37

Going Postal

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Today’s movie is Going Postal. Its a made for TV movie but a movie nonetheless.

Based on Terry Pratchett’s 33rd Discworld novel involves a skillful con artist Moist Von Lipwig (Richard Coyle) who finds the tables turned and it’s he himself who conned into becoming the Ankh-Morpork Postmaster General. A position that has not been filled in years.

Having read the book Going Postal it is difficult to fully enjoy this movie because i know how the story should be. But, having said that, this is an enjoyable movie. If you enjoy the Terry Prachett books then you should still like this. Even if you’ve never read the books then you will enjoy this. Unfortunately I don’t think you can buy this on DVD yet but there are a few torrents and other places to download it.

Recommendation: Buy (Figuratively)

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Movie A Day: Day 35

The Sorcerer's Apprentice (2010 film)

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Todays movie is The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Balthazar Blake (Nicolas Cage) is a master sorcerer in modern-day Manhattan trying to defend the city from his arch-nemesis, Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Balthazar can’t do it alone, so he recruits Dave Stutler (Jay Baruchel), a seemingly average guy who demonstrates hidden potential, as his reluctant protégé. The sorcerer gives his unwilling accomplice a crash course in the art and science of magic, and together, these unlikely partners work to stop the forces of darkness. It’ll take all the courage Dave can muster to survive his training, save the city and get the girl as he becomes The Sorcerer’s Apprentice.

-Synopsis From IMDB

This was an alright movie. It was a typical Disney movie. There’s the unwilling (at first) hero, his teacher, a threat and an impending bigger threat. There were some entertaining scenes but altogether it was a mediocre film.

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Movie A Day: Day 34

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Todays movie is The Aviator

This movie is about the rich director/aviator Howard Hughes (Leonardo DiCaprio). It follows his life from the late 1920’s to the mid-1940’s. It shows the production of one of his biggest films, Hells Angels, the construction of the Hercules plane (Later known as the Spruce Goose) and his many relationships with movie stars such as Ava Gardner (Kate Beckinsale) and Katharine Hepburn (Cate Blanchett).

Its a great movie. The way its made, the story, the characters, everything. The only problem is that it is REALLY long. Too long. I got bored because of some of the long scenes at the end.

Recommendation: BUY

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Movie A Day: Day 33

Cover of "Fools Rush In"

Cover of Fools Rush In

Todays movie was a suggestion from Miroslav G. It’s Fools Rush In.

This movie is about two people, Alex Whitman and Isabel Fuentes (Matthew Perry and Salma Hayek) who have a one night stand one day in Vegas. She gets pregnant and they decide to get married. After a quick Elvis wedding they both have to deal with their families and their different cultures.

Its a typical romance movie. A Sunday afternoon movie. There really is nothing special about it. Matthew Perry is quite funny. The rest is average

Recommendation: Download

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Movie A Day: Day 32

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Todays movie is Wag the Dog

This movie is about a time close to an American election. But, not long before the election, a story about the President (Michael Belson) fooling around with a dancing girl is leaked and so the White House calls in Conrad Brean (Robert De Niro) a man who can spin this or make the people ignore it. So Brean decides to invent a war between the USA and Albania. He hires a movie producer (Dustin Hoffman) and the two of them try to make a movie and footage to temporarily convince the American people there is a threat and to keep them distracted.

This movie is very similar to Doctor Strangelove It shows how a war can arise out of something really silly. This is a really good movie but there are still many better movies.

Recommendation: Download

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