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Great movies March 19, 2007

Posted by jaxxduece in Movies.

First off, 300 is incredible. The music, the visual story-telling will blow your ass wide open (Dont be surprised if Zack Snyder ends of being one of the premiere directors of his time). Seen it twice in the theater, and more than likely, there will be a 3rd time. It was a fun, kick-ass action rockfest that at the core, reminds us just how doughy and lame modern men are. Felt like a big ol’ biotch when I left, but I did feel like I wanted to change also.

Stranger than Fiction was probably one of the most underrated movies of last fall. Will Ferrel is just great, along with the rest of the cast. It was an original story, with great characters, and Marc Forster (director) did a fantastic job of bringing it to the screen. Harold Crick is a loveable lead who you just want the best for, and who is such a good guy, and you (the viewer) were going to feel pained if/when he dies. Great movie, feel-good movie of the past five years.

Dont want to talk to much about this one, because it just wouldnt be fair to the people who havent seen it yet, but The Prestige is one of the greatest who-dunnits in a long time. Hugh Jackman and Christian Bale (awesome, awesome actor) bring to life a story of two rival magicians with a very raw past. And they will stop at nothing to know each other’s secrets and to be the best showman out there, no matter who gets hurt. A great story that leave you wondering until the very end and then you go, “Holy shit…”. Christopher Nolan does it again, and dont imagine he will be stopping anytime soon.

I feel very fortunate to be in a time that seems to be ushering in all sorts of great filmmakers. You got the ones who can do awesome action movies (Sam Raimi, Bryan Singer, Zack Snyder), dramas (Wes Anderson, Marc Forster, Cameron Crowe) and the ones that can do it all (Christopher Nolan, David Fincher). And lets not forget the comedies, of course (Todd Phillips).



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