Reel Reviews

Film Reviews by a Real Person, Not a Critic

Team America: World Police

Note: I did a review of this movie on my other blog when I first saw it. I watched it recently on DVD, so I’ve modified the original post to reflect DVD viewing.

Title: Team America: World Police
Year: 2004
Director: Trey Parker
Voices: Trey Parker, Matt Stone
Rated: R

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South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone switched from computer generated animation to old-fashioned marionettes in this 2004 film to deliver their political message with their usual razor sharp wit.

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February 22, 2006 Posted by | Action, Adventure, Comedy, Musical, Satire, Social Commentary | 4 Comments

The 40-Year Old Virgin

Title: The 40-Year Old Virgin
Year: 2005
Director: Judd Apatow
Starring Cast: Steve Farrell, Katherine Keener, Paul Rudd
Rated: R

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February 3, 2006 Posted by | Comedy, Relationships, Romance | 7 Comments

Office Space

Title: Office Space
Year: 1999
Director: Mike Judge
Starring Cast: Ron Livingston, Steven Root, Jennifer Aniston, and Gary Cole
Rated: R

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January 27, 2006 Posted by | Comedy | 7 Comments

Catch Me if You Can

Title: Catch Me if You Can
Year: 2002
Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring Cast: Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks
Rated: PG-13

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January 23, 2006 Posted by | Biopic, Comedy, Crime, Film Adaptation | 4 Comments

EuroTrip

Title: EuroTrip
Year: 2004
Director: Jeff Schaeffer
Starring Cast: Scott Mechlowicz, Jacob Pitts, Kristin Kreuk
Rated: R, though for this review I watched the DVD “unrated version”

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When Eurotrip first came out I saw the trailer and deemed it too stupid to watch. It looked like a typical teen comedy with naked, horny teenagers cavorting all over the place. My brother and sister however, went out and saw it because of Michelle Tracthenberg, who played Buffy’s little sister Dawn in the tv show Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and because of Kristin Kreuk, who my brother thinks is hot. My siblings came back from the movie absolutely loving it, and when the DVD came out they bought it immediately. They convinced me to watch it with them, and by jove, I didn’t regret it at all.

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January 18, 2006 Posted by | Comedy, Romance | 9 Comments

Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind

Title: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Year: 2004
Director: Charlie Kaufman
Starring Cast: Jim Carrey, Kate Winslet
Rated: R

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What if you could erase painful memories from your mind? Is it possible to completely erase someone from your mind? What are the moral implications involved? These are some of the questions posed by this movie, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind.

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January 16, 2006 Posted by | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy, Relationships, Romance | 10 Comments

Moulin Rouge!

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Title: Moulin Rouge!
Year: 2001
Director: Baz Luhrmann
Starring Cast: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor, John Leguizamo
Rated: PG-13

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January 13, 2006 Posted by | Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance | 9 Comments

Mitchell (Mystery Science Theater 3000 version)

Title: Mitchell
Year: 1975
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Starring Cast: Joe Don Baker, Martin Balsam, John Saxon
Rated: R

Title: Mystery Science Theater 3000 (TV show)
Year: 1988-1999
Starring Cast: Joel Hodgson, J. Elvis Weinstein, Trace Beaulieu, Frank Conniff

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All right, before I begin, I have to say that on its own, Mitchell sucks ass. It’s so horrible and extremely painful to watch.

What you need to do is watch this with a guy and two robots who heckel the living hell out of this POS movie.

Friends, your wish has been granted.

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January 6, 2006 Posted by | Action, B movies, Comedy, Crime | 4 Comments