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Created Dec 16, 2010 02:22AM PST • Updated Dec 16, 2010 02:22AM PST

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1st 28 Weeks Later
2007 Really Great 7 Points
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Shockingly enough, a great sequel to my favorite not-zombie movie. This one definitely goes bigger, dealing with the early stages of Britain’s repopulation after the Rage virus is supposedly decimated, although no chances are taken and American soldi…(read more)ers man every corner. The plot comes down to one family that brings the Rage back in vogue, but also may hold the key to curing it. The action is intense throughout, but the special effects are uneven. The firebombing looked great, as did a certain helicopter sequence that is now my favorite zombie scene ever, but certain smoke and…

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1st The Commitments
1991 Very Good 73 Points
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An awesomely funny musical with a great soundtrack, a talented, likable, unknown cast, and a uniquely Irish spin on every line. Really shows how bands can destabilize from one or two bad connections.

I think I’ll stick to playing Rock Band and watching movies like this…

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1st Ratatouille
2007 Good 97 Points
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I don’t think I could possibly say something bad about this movie. If it had made me cry, it would be the best animated film I’ve ever seen. It’s funny and sweet and uplifting in just about every way.

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1st Atonement
2007 Great 105 Points
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What could have been your standard, stuffy romance is transformed into an uncommonly stylistic, tragic film, much in thanks to the fascinating editing and frenetic score.

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1st Weirdsville
2007 Really Great 9 Points
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A very funny and surprisingly sweet dark comedy. The plot is absolutely ridiculous without becoming convoluted, mostly because of the likable cast and fun, punchy dialogue.

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1st Son of Rambow
2007 Really Great 24 Points
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A brilliant family comedy that almost defies description… At it’s heart, Son Of Rambow is about the creative renaissance of a young, sheltered, British kid after watching the movie First Blood. After being thrown in with a duplicitous, delinquent schoolmate, they decide to film the sequel: Son Of Rambow, and end up growing up along the way… Ok, so that sounds really cheesy, and it is at times, but it’s also original, emotional and really, really funny. I recommend this movie to everyone.

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1st Speed Racer
2008 Very Good 100 Points
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A candy-coated kick to the brain, and as close you can get to a cartoon while still using flesh-and-blood actors. The richness of the world they’ve created is uncanny; the colours drip into the aisles then explode off the screen. At one point, I witnessed a blue that I’m sure was bluer than any blue I’d ever seen before… The racing sequences are amazingly kinetic car wars like nothing I’ve ever seen before. They called it “Car Fu” and it’s really the best word for it. Outside these battles, the movie does slow down considerably, leaving a paper thin storyline about family and corruption a…

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1st Indiana Jones an...
2008 Very Good 103 Points
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An almost impossibly fun movie. Luckily for us, Spielberg never forgot how to do it right, and despite its A-list credentials, the beating heart of a B-Movie pumps every vein and capillary full of liquid cheese. That’s why we don’t call bull when characters start swinging on vines with a pack of capuchin monkeys, and instead can just enjoy the ride. The Great? Harrison Ford can still move like Indy, and Shia is poised to pick up the slack in the next iteration. They lay the nostalgia pretty thick here, but without suffocating the movie with it. The effects were fantastic, particularly in th…

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1st The Chronicles o...
2008 Great 25 Points
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Having been unimpressed by the first Narnia movie, I went into this one with fairly low expectations, and was rewarded for it. The main problem I had with the first one was that the kids seemed to gain battle-winning sword skills in absolutely no time. Prince Caspian fixes this problem, if only by the virtue of being set later, but it made the movie much more believable (hah) and enjoyable. The special effects were definitely “kicked up a notch”, and the scope seemed much larger, even though battles were physically smaller than in the first film. I will say this: as a rule, any battle that …

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1st Ghost Town
2008 Very Good 24 Points
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As a rabid Ricky Gervais fan, this movie would have to screw up pretty royally to earn my disapproval, but I must say it managed to impress me anyways. Despite being rather formulaic, Ghost Town was hilarious and sweet. As Bertram Pincus (D.D.S…), Gervais portrays the perfect jackass: blunt, misanthropic, awkward and funny. Really god-damned funny…

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1st Iron Man
2008 Perfect 136 Points
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Iron Man is a fantastic superhero tale, tragically restrained by the formula of an origin story. It’s almost an impossible stigma to beat… You gotta show where a hero gets his drive and his wings, but in what’s basically a popcorn action movie, you must sacrifice that action for it.

They get pretty much everything else right. Robert Downey Jr. is inspired casting for a sarcastic, self-serving, future alcoholic billionaire turned high-tech vigilante. The suit design is perfect. It’s fun and funny and when the action ramps up, it’s damn good. It’s also mostly in the trailer… Th…

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1st Burn After Reading
2008 Good 115 Points
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A fun, mid-level Cohen Brothers film buoyed by two genius sequences involving CIA agents trying to figure out the web of idiocy unfolding around them.

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