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Mon, Sep. 8th, 2008, 06:24 pm

3/20/07: A Fistful of Dollars: The Western version of Yojimbo is almost as good as the original and has Eastwood at his most bad assness. If you haven’t watched the Man with no name trilogy you should do it soon.
3/20/07 For a Few More Dollars: About as good as the original and has Van Cleef as a filthy villain.
3/21/07 Bad Boys: Fair, that’s really all I can muster to say about this movie.
3/22/07 The Good the Bad and the Ugly: Depending on what day it is this and Once Upon a time in the west trade off for my favorite Leone film.
3/22/07 Bad Boys II: I’ll be honest I really don’t remember watching the movie which I think says a lot about what I thought of it. Supposedly I watched it, supposedly I was somewhat entertained but either I was drunk or it didn’t stick with me. So we will go a little low on the score.
3/26/07: To Live and Die in L.A.: Michael Mann’s gritty nasty side this movie is totally 80’s and not 80’s all at the same time. There is a disturbing amount of male nudity in the movie but other than that it’s dark dirty and unrelenting. 
3/30/07 Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession: I love this documentary and if you enjoy movies you will be wishing this channel was still around. The documentary does a good job of showing the channel and the people behind it but also focuses on what matters most, the movies. I added a nice list of movies from this. 
4/09/07 South Park Bigger Longer Uncut: I know everyone loves it and it is a fun movie but when I finally saw it after all those years it didn’t live up to the hype and I feel things like Imaginationland actually make a better movie.
4/18/07 F for Fake: Orsen Welles documentary on a documentary on an art forger. To say this is a wacked out movie is an understatement. The frantic pace takes a little getting used to but I’m a welles whore and the subject matter is pretty fascinating. 
4/23/07 National Lampoon’s Van Wilder: Ryan Renolds is brilliant and this is the tale end of Tara Reids sex appeal to boot. Funny from start to finish and Ryan can mug for the camera like nobody’s business.
4/26/07 A Decade under the Influence:  Fair documentary on 70’s cinema but really just blows it’s own horn. It spends too much time saying how great all their interviewees movies are and not enough time on why.
5/03/07 Touch of Evil: More Orson Welles goodness here. This really is a classic even though Heston playing a Mexican ages the movie pretty bad. To his credit Heston pulls the part off pretty well.