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Green Zone

What another Matt Damon movie in which he runs around in military garb and running from the American Government?

No not exactly. This superb movie had me hooked at the beginning. Matt Damon plays a captain of a group of soldiers that are sent to find WMD's(Weapons of Mass Destruction) but never finds anything of this sort. I will not give the movie away, but this is a must see movie. The movie also uses real life military soldiers. Matt Damon does a great job in this film. I also need to give props to Greg Kinnear in which he plays a swarmy political advisor.

I give this movie 5 out of 5 stars. GO SEE IT!!

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Quarantine

With Halloween around the corner and my brother in town we both took in to see Quarantine. The movie has some familiar faces as in Jennifer Carpenter that playes Dexter's sister and also played Emily Rose in The Exorcism of Emily Rose and Steve Harris that was known as Eugene Young on The Practice. This movie hsa all the elements I look for in a Horror Movie. Scare factor, shock factor and fun factor. I want to be scared enough, that I want to cover my eyes, in which I almost did. If you want to go see this movie you need to remember that this movie is done in real time using one camera to shoot the whole movie. This was done in the movie Cloverfield and Blair Witch Project. For me the one camera use is necessary to tell this story. Jennifer Carpenter plays a news reporter and Steve Harris plays her camera-man that follows her. With this in mind it helps the movie to keep a great pace and entices the viewer to keep your eyes open. For me this movie was worth the price of admission and i highly recommend this movie. I must warn you all you may or may not like the ending. It is set up for us to see a sequel or two. This movie is a remake of a spanish film called REC. I have not seen REC but i will view it later this month. I give this movie 5 out of 5 broken thumbs. I also need to add this movie is nothing like Cloverfield, it reminds me more of a documentary covering a war.

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WARNING THERE ARE SOME SPOILERS IN THIS REVIEW: Well just a little

With my movie ticket burning in my hand all day, i finally was able to redem it to quench my thirst for the X-Files i have yearned for in over six years. I really liked the movie and enjoyed the storyline. The movie does consentrate on Mulder and Scully's relationship and its problems. The relationship between them is very real and somewhat heart-breaking. You can feel Scully's heartbreak regarding the absence of her son William. Mulder still has his ghosts from the past regarding his sister Samantha that he still can't get over. This story feeds you bit by bit of a thriller-mystery that leads up to a logical ending. I had a hard time through out the movie not feeling the magic this series once had. To me it seems like it was missing something and i can't put my finger on it. The movie to me seem like a tribute of sorts when they used references from the series. Luther Lee Boggs and Clyde Bruckman where referenced in the movie. The supporting cast did well. Amanda Peet did a great job with her role as the new "Fox Mulder"? but Xzibit's acting was horrible. He tried to play the tough guy FBI agent but it was just alot of over-acting on his part. I love seeing Skinner again, but his role was small but rather fatherly towards Mulder. If you are a big X-Files fan like me.....this is a must see. I give this movie 4 1/2 broken thumbs out of 5. I love going down X-File memory lane but the lane had some potholes. Be sure to watch after the credits you will see Mulder & Scully on vacation. On a side note i sat with 50 other people, good crowd ata 10pm showing.

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I forgot to write about how much i like the atmosphere of the movie. Its very dark and it gives you a very creepy feeling. There are scenes that actually reminds me of MillenniuM. I will actually go out on a limb and tell you if they took out Mulder & Scully out of the story and added Frank Black in stead, it would of been even better. Mulder at times seem stymied and held back. It was'nt till at the end I witness the ole' Mulder hunch once again. Thats what I like about Mulder.

The movie also gives Gaunt-Man alot of time on screen. This character is better known as Dr. Ephraim Fabrcant in the MillenniuM world and Stephen E Miller better known as Andy McClaren in MillenniuM. So when you go and see this movie try to picture Frank Black in this movie.

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I have always been intrested in Showtime's Californication but i did'nt have an intrest in it even though David Duchovny stars in. Well i sat down with my wife to watch the whole season on DVD and now we are FANS. Duchovny stars as Hank Moody a woman chasing, alcoholic drinking drug addict that is still in love with his girlfriend that left him for a schmuck. Duchovny is able to shed his Fox Mulder persona for this very raunchy cable series. This series is very character driven and the plot lines are quirky and smart. I warn all of you that there is alot of nudity and sexual situations. The raunchy mouth of Hank Moody(Duchovny) puts a cherry on top of this soft-porn series. I highly recommend this series due to Duchovny's acting abilities and his very dry humor. I did notice some ad-libbing from this season perfomer. I give this series 5 out of 5 broken thumbs. My wife and I can't wait for Season Two

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Comedian

This movie is a documentary that follows Jerry Sienfeld around the New York comedy circuit. I enjoy the banter with Seinfeld and comedian Colin Quinn while they are eating. This documentary came out in 2000. I never heard of it till last week when a friend recommended it to me. This movie also covers comedian Ornie Adams as he makes his way through the Comedy Circuit. Its very slow at times and shows Jerry in some uncomfortable situations like forgetting his jokes. This is what i like about this movie. It shows Seinfeld in a different light. I give this movie 4 out of 5 broken thumbs. If your a Seinfeld fan, this is a must rent.

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I love comedies what can i say. Well in "Be Kind Rewind" there is a little bit of science fiction sprinkled in it. This movie stars Jack Black, Mos Def and Danny Glover. The story of this movie is very clever and the characters the actors protray is believeable. Without giving too much away, Mos Def and Jack Black try to remake classic movies. In the attempts to do so becomes hilarious. I laughed so hard. I recommed this movie if you love comedies with a strange twist. Black is superb in this movie as the neighborhood idiot. This is a must rent. This movie gets 4 1/2 broken thumbs out of five.

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This movie came out in 1997 and its been on my list of movies to watch for the longest time. It is a great movie. One of my fav. ladies of drama, Julia Ormond graced her presence in a very good role made for her. This is a nice little gem if you havent seen it yet. Very intelligent and well made movie. I give this movie 5 out of 5 broken thumbs.

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With thoughts of MillenniuM's The Mikado on my mind, i tried to watch this with an open mind. To me the movie worked. I would of like to see more character depth out Diane Lane. I grew to like this movie. It does remind me of the Mikado but the killer is creative in different ways to kill his victims on the internet. I highly recommend this movie to all the MillenniuM fans here. It deserves to be on my Top 20 Millennialsitic Movies. I give this movie 3 and a half broken thumbs out of five. I would of given it a four but it lacked a certain element of surprise and scare to it.

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If you have children that like this type of animation its worth seeing. I loved it! my son didnt so much. What he did like was the Panda doing crude things i.e farting. He was bored most of the time but did perk up at the end of the movie when the final showdown happen beween Panda and the bad guy. I give this movie 3 1/2 broken thumbs out of five.

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Before i review this movie i want to say i saw X-Files: I Want To Believe trailer and it gave me goosebumps. It looked so natural being on the big screen. I am very excited over this XF movie.

The Happening was very dampening. It was bad. To me it look like M Night tried to put something together really fast. The main plot of the story is very intresting. If your into Plant Science you may enjoy this movie because of its content. The film is rated R due to its shocking scenes of harm to one's self. Mark Whalberg's acting was awful. He has been such a great actor in such films like The Departed. I was expecting a big return for M Night but this movie isnt it. The only worth of this movie was watching my friend Steve scream and jump out of his seat over a shocking scene.

I give this movie two out of five broken thumbs. I should give one but the storyline was thought provoking. If you want to see this movie wait till it comes out on DVD

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WALL-E

Well tonight i took my son to see Pixar's Production of WALL-E. He really got into the movie and enjoyed but it went a little too long for him. He was asking me "when are we going home, daddy" Well for me I LOVED IT! the computer anaimation was wonderful. I recommend this movie more so for adults than kids. Once again, i loved the graphics of this movie. The story was also enjoyable to follow. The movie also had a moral and important message to it. I dont want to give too much away but it all has to do with over access of food and trash. For us Tiwwa folks the movie takes place in 2527?(something like that). The earth is in ruins. There is trash everywhere. The trash is either piled up in blocks or in heaps on the ground. Earth looks like the Apocolypse came and went. There are some moments that are loud and scary. This might disturb a child under the age of eight. The rest of movie is fast pace. The main character Wall-e is loveable and also shows emotion.

I give this movie 4 1/2 broken thumbs out of five. This movie is a must see for the summer. I recommend this movie to be seen at the theater than on DVD at home.

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Here i am finishing up some touches to a paper i am writing for my class. As i look up on the TV i see in blue on the bottom screen that there is a severe thunderstorm watch and warning with flash floods. It was such a beautiful day today and now its 8:45pm and its getting nasty out there. I think i might move up to either England or Scotland. I am taking Etthsnafu advice. Maybe i will move in with him and we can have All Night MillenniuM Parties

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Yesterday was a horrible weather day. We had tornado warnings, flash flood warnings and thunderstorm warnings. Where i live the tornando sirens went off. Me and my dog Kacie headed to the basement. The sky got dark. Kacie was whining and got as close to me as she can. We stayed oin the basement for 30 min. Then we came upstairs and all was fine. To me the skies look like Armageddon. Today it was gorgeous but it was 93 degrees, i was sweating it out. I took my son Gabe to the water park and we both cooled down aaaaahhhhhhhh

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Still looking for a job. Finally got another call from Special School District for a interview as a teachers assistant. We are getting too close to living on a string. I worry, but i feel something gonna happen soon. Anyway i love spending time with my son Gabriel. He is so loving. Each day is even better with him. I am gonna try and have a entry each day.

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Its Getting Hot In Here

Our house has been hotter than the deepest pits of hell. The air conditioner is now useless. The repair man is coming tomorrow. I have been staying away from home. As a side job i do repos and some missing persons. Today i was repoing for a friend of mines store. Its a music store and he rents out musical instruments. While driving around i came across this house. Its my dream home. Ranch style brick. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Dining room living room and a Den! Too bad we are not buyers right now because i would jump all over this house, and the air conditoner was put in 2004........like new! If only :doh:

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Ok I Hope This Works

I turned 40 Sunday and i had a blast with all my friends but our air conditoner isnt working properly. I felt so bad that alot of people was hot and sweaty. My buddies even went outside and hosed off my unit, how embarrasing.