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Movies Reviewed as of 8/28/02:
Ballistic: Eks vs. Server
Full Frontal
Good Girl
Spy Kids 2
Blood Work

I see so many movies I figured I might as well review them.  I don't think you should see movies based on my reviews, but it may help.  Some movies I have seen this summer: Bourne Identity, Minority Report, Mr. Deeds, Road to Perdition, Austin Powers: Goldmember, MIB 2, Signs, and XXX.  Friends of mine will also submit reviews for movies, so that a different perspective or opinion can be seen.  I am also going to talk about movies that I think will be good or kick ass.

Ballistic: Ecks vs Sever
Release Date: Varies between Wednesday the 20th of September and Friday the 23rd.
I give this movie 5 monkeys out of a possible ten because I like action movies and this had some kick ass action.
I found out about this movie while looking through 's trailer selection.  It stars Lucy Lui and Antonio Banderas.  It is an action movie, but it has a different look than most.  It seems to have that darkness of the Matrix but it doesn't seem to be ripping off any effects.  I need a movie to quench my thirst for an action movie with plenty oif guns and fighting.  I think the Transporter will quench my thirst for driving sequences.
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Title: XXX
Release Date: August 9th, 2002
# of Monkeys (1-10, 10 being the best): 6 monkeys
Review:  I knew going into this movie, it was going to be hokey, unbelievable, and a OO7 rip off, but once I just accepted those facts, I enjoyed it.  Running away from an avalanche is stupid and ridiculous but it is fun to watch.  The stunts are unbelievable.  In a way, too good for a fiction movie.  Some of the things Vin Diesel's character does to escape a situation are uneeded, but they create eye opening stunts.  The girl was hot and she didn't do too bad.  I mean is was a million times better than Denise Richards in The World is Not Enough, but that still isn't saying much.  One way it differed from the James Bond series was the use of the car.  In the recent Bond films there has been build ups to the car featured in the film but it is in the movie for 5 seconds and is either destroyed or never seen again.  The GTO is used quite a bit in XXX.  That  

Title: Signs
Release Date: August 3rd, 2002
# of Monkeys (1-10, 10 being the best): 9 monkeys
Review: I loved this movie.  It was scary and suspenseful.  These days with CGI and such, movies often show "the creature" too much and too soon.  Signs makes you wait for it, and I am glad it did.  The acting I thought was excellent.   Joaquin Phoniex is excellent, and the children are great too.  Go see this

Special Guest Reviews by JB
Title: The Good Girl
Release Date: August 16th, 2002
# of Monkeys (1-10, 10 being the best): 10, at least
Review by Justin Byrne
First off, Jennifer Aniston is damn hot. I mean, I would get with that you know. If I coulda been Jake Gyllenhaal for like ten minutes during that movie, I would have, even though he's an ugly son of a bitch. Anyhow, "the Good Girl" is your classic example of an excellently written and performed, high-budget, independent film. Aniston, (her character is Justine) is a 30 something southern girl who works at the local "discount rodeo" and is trapped in a dead end marriage to a stoner house painter. The first fifteen minutes are an observance of how Justine is bored of her ever-redundant life. Things heat up when she meet's Jake Gyllenhaal's character, Tom (who calls himself Holden). An affair ensues and things get pretty raunchy. The cinematography is good but wholly uninspired, the lighting and characters are realistically Texan, and the atmosphere is something that can only be achieved in an art house. While the movie may be a bit slow for some, it harbors a more than generous share of humor and melancholy. If you like a movie that isn't afraid to be brutally honest, go see "the Good Girl,"it's an excellent exercise in the way a film should be made.


Spy Kids 2 Review


Spy Kids 2 is great for kids and adults. It starts out as Carmen and Guni go to a junior OSS dance party to see who gets an assignment. Gunis friend wins. And then Carmen and Guni fight back. And they go on an adventure. The rest is a mystery.


                   Review by Danae Rhiannon Houston

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The Transporter
Release Date: Oct. 11th
I saw the preview for this movie at the beginning of Triple X.  Looks like my kind of movie, especially the driving.  The girl looks pretty cute too.(Understatement)  Here are a bunch of links so you can learn more about this movie.  then search for THE TRANSPORTER
Review: I liked it.  Good action, bad acting.

just made me happy.   It may make no difference to you.  While many of the gadgets are cliches( x-ray goggles) the guy who build them is actually a good addition to the movie.  He isn't too nerdy or wierd.  He is actually one of the more realistic characters.   The plot is not strong, but it is there.  I go to movies to be entertained, and this entertained me.  Because of some outlandish action and stunts I actually laughed out loud a few times, but there is nothing wrong with that.  I gave this movie 6 monkeys.   Due to a 46 million dollar first weekend a sequel is certain.  I don't see this as a good or bad thing.  I rather just wait and see. 

movie at night, and if you can, with your girlfriend.  Scary movies are great when you are with someone.   The movie leaves so much up to your imagination, you can control how scared you get.  If you decide to not get caught up in it, you lose the movie's effect.  I gave this movie 9 monkeys.  Oh yes, and that stance, aaaaaaa!!!

Title: "Full Frontal"
Release Date: August 3rd, 2002
# of Monkeys (1-10, 10 being the best): 8 and one with a broken leg
Review by Justin Byrne.
As if having two films nominated for best picture in the same year wasn't proof enough of Steven Soderberg's directing genius, he has to prove it all over again with the masterfully crude "Full Frontal." With an arsenal of stars, both of the mainstream and independent varieties, "Full Frontal" is a schizophrenic masterpiece. Jumping from person to person in a melange of bipolar visuals, Soderberg listlessly examines the Hollywood aristocracy with which he has become so acquainted. David Hyde-Pierce shines in his finest performance as a writer of scripts and magazine articles. Julia Roberts plays herself better than anyone else ever could, right alongside Catherine Keaner as her typically dry and depressed independent self. I don't want to give too much away, I'll just say that if you have a thing for Soderberg, Brad Pitt, or Julia Roberts, you'd do well to see this movie.

Title: Blood Work
Release Date: August 23rd, 2002
# of Monkeys (1-10, 10 being the best): 7 monkeys
Review: I was surprised I liked this movie as much as I did.  I had a couple chances to see it earlier, but I decided not to.  I had heard some good reviews, but I was never that interested.  I am glad I did eventually go see this movie.  Finally Clint Eastwood confronts his age in a film, and makes it one of the plot points.  A heart attack that Clint Eastwood's character suffers begins this whole adventure.   Some parts of this movie had a good sense of humor to it, and some parts were funny when they weren't supposed to be, but overall I thought it was well done.  It was an add it up crime picture mixed with some good old action and suspense.  The main character was realistic and believable which also added to the movie.  Jeff Daniels does a good job at being the goofy side kick and the rest of the cast seems quite believable.  This is why I gave this movie 7 out of 10 monkeys.

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