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Have You Seen This Movie?

9 Sep

I got a lot of email about my posting last weekend about Junebug. The majority read like this: “You’ve seen 29 movies? What are the others? Which ones should I see?” So in an attempt to answer those questions, here’s my 2005 list so far, in order of when I saw the films, with the grades I’d give them. (Note that I saw Wedding Crashers twice, thus the “x2.”)

1. ELEKTRA (B-)
2. THE WEDDING DATE (C)
3. HITCH (B)
4. THE UPSIDE OF ANGER (B-)
5. SIN CITY (B)
6. FEVER PITCH (B/B+)
7. THE INTERPRETER (B-)
8. CINDERELLA MAN (A-)
9. CRASH (B+/A-)
10. MADAGASCAR (C)
11. THE LONGEST YARD (solid B)
12. STAR WARS: EPISODE 3: REVENGE OF THE SITH (C-)
13. BATMAN BEGINS (A-)
14. BEWITCHED (D)
15. MR. & MRS. SMITH (B/B+)
16. WAR OF THE WORLDS (B)
17. CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY (B+)
18. WEDDING CRASHERS (B+) (x2)
19. BAD NEWS BEARS (C+)
20. MUST LOVE DOGS (C)
21. HUSTLE AND FLOW (B)
22. MURDERBALL (A)
23. DUKES OF HAZARD (C-)
24. RED EYE (D+)
25. BROKEN FLOWERS (B+)
26. THE 40-YEAR-OLD VIRGIN (B+)
27. THE ARISTOCRATS (B)
28. MARCH OF THE PENGUINS (B+)
29. JUNEBUG (C)

My Bad

9 Sep

If you read the posting yesterday about the Boston Herald reporter who went with me to California in June — well, not with me, but she was on the same press trip — you may have been put off by how mean spirited it was. I suppose I let my critical side get the better of me. Well, after hearing some feedback from a couple of readers, I’ve tweaked the entry and reposted. If you missed the original version, you didn’t miss much. And the general jist of what I had written is still there.

I’ll try to keep things more positive in the future.