koppie — Tue, 11/21/2006 - 06:01
Thumbs up.I didn't have high hopes for a Jennifer Aniston movie. The last good movie she did was Office Space. ("I've got a new job now, I'm working at Hooters, it's really nice.") She's gorgeous, but she's not a very talented actress, I'm sorry.
koppie — Fri, 11/17/2006 - 03:48
koppie — Tue, 11/14/2006 - 06:16
Borat: Thumbs Up
Yes, it was childish and uneccessarily gross.Â Yes, it did falsly portray Khazakstan as a land of poor idiots and anti-Semites (it was filmed in Romania).Â But after the setup, it turned into a brilliant critique of American society.
koppie — Sun, 09/03/2006 - 18:36
I originally expected this movie to be a typical piece of Hollywood tripe, taking a plot with potential drama and turning it into a string of slapstick gags.Â Oh look, there's Bernie Mac with grass on his face.Â Oh look, there's Ashton Kutcher falling down.
And then I heard it was based on "Guess Who's Coming To Dinner."
So I gave it a chance.Â I was pleasantly surprised.Â Yes, it did have some "oh ha ha look it's two guys sleeping in the same bed" moments.Â But it also wove in several very meaningful themes, and it took the time to handle them in a thoughtful and matu
koppie — Wed, 08/30/2006 - 06:15
Citysearch says this is the second trendiest club in the City.Â I hope not.Â It was trendy, it was cool, they had two dance floors with real DJ's spinning good songs, and I got myself and my friends in on the guest list with free cover before midnight.Â Also nice location, down by Union Square, near other cool restaurants and clubs (such as Le Colonial, which is awesome).
So what's wrong with it?Â First of all, it was way too crowded.Â But I can't blame them for that; we tried to fit the enti
koppie — Wed, 08/23/2006 - 05:05
I put off seeing this movie because Vietnam movies are usually heavy.Â This isn't a heavy movie, but it's not exactly accurate to call it a light movie either.Â Robin Williams is sent to Vietnam to be a DJ for army radio.Â There is a collection of good guys, bad guys, and of course a pretty girl.Â There are many jokes, and awesome classic rock.Â (I kept thinking: "I need to get this soundtrack!")
Ultimately, it's the standard Robin Williams format: a setup in which Williams does a lot of improvisation, most of which is side-splittingly funny.Â There are more serious unde
koppie — Fri, 08/11/2006 - 13:00
So I just saw The Day Watch, the sequel to The Night Watch.Â It was awesome, but I'll get to that in a minute.
So Yelena and I are trying to find info on the third movie.Â There's surprisingly little on it, but Yelena wandered into Amazon.com and discovered that the books are for sale in English.Â The funny part: scroll down to "Customers who looked at this item eventually bought. . . "Â What do you see?Â The Night Watch, Firefly, and the fantasy series by George R.R.
koppie — Sun, 08/06/2006 - 06:45
Butterfly Effect: Thumbs up
I was expecting this to be a teenie-bopper, MTV-style psuedo-drama.Â "Oh no, Ashton Kutcher is in a wheelchair.Â Isn't that sad?Â Now Amy Smart will have sex with him."
This movie is one of the smartest and most interesting I've seen in a while.Â Ashton plays a troubled boy who apparently has a mental disorder.Â His father is in the asylum.Â He keeps blanking out during important events in his life.Â But when he gets to college, he figures out a way to go back and relive those events.Â And that's when it gets REALLY int
koppie — Sun, 07/30/2006 - 11:08
Futuristic Sex Robotz, that's what.Â Not only do they refer to some awesome old-school stuff, like Shufflepuck Cafe and using a modem, but they WANT use to use BitTorrent to download their music for free!Â Remember kids: it's not piracy if they WANT you to download it!Â (They also have a song titled "Fuck the MPAA.")
koppie — Fri, 07/28/2006 - 03:43
Two thumbs up!Â (Me + Sarah)
It's hard to pigeonhole this movie.Â It's not really sci-fi, it's not really fantasy, it's not a traditional thriller.Â You could call it a modern "end of days"-type scenario although it's not really that either.
The premise: a thousand years ago the forces of Good & Evil made a truce.Â A group of evil people watch over the good guys to make sure they honor the truce; they're known as the Day Watch.Â A group of good people watch over the bad guys to make sure they honor the truce;