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The Dark Knight, Horton Hears a Who

Posted Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at 10:58 AM

Another week, another non-winner - all of those who commented this week have been loyal commenter's and have already won in the past month, and you can only win once per month - so for all those people waiting in the wings, now is the time - comment and win!

Most movie studios avoided this weekend for releasing new films due to THE DARK KNIGHT - largely seen as a huge contender for best selling DVD of all time - there really is not many reasons to compete with it. One brave little flick decided to and mainly because it sucks anyways.


What can I say? I pre-ordered it as soon as it had an announced release date and have been looking forward to it ever since. I watched it again, I loved it again, and I can't recommend it anymore. Check out the original review at http://www.mccookgazette.com/story/14459....

Horton Hears a Who

This has some decent star power with Jim Carrey and Steve Carrell taking on the two main characters and excellent source material with Dr. Seuss, but the movie ends up being more than a tad boring with little for the main characters to actually do. Thus, there are obvious decisions by the filmmakers to split from the original Seuss material and add a few, even raunchy jokes. A shameless ploy at making the film enjoyable by adults as well as children. All together the animation was good, the acting was decent for what it is, and the story was meant to be told in 5 minutes by reading a 20 page book - making the over an hour movie just plain boring for everything but 5 minutes. This one is best served to the kids who will eat up the shiny animation and crazy characters without caring what exactly they are up to.

That's it for this week. Next week - musical time.

By the way - nobody guessed the 'question of the week' correctly either.

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Momma Mia?

-- Posted by karik on Tue, Dec 9, 2008, at 12:41 PM
Cody Dame's response:
Mamma Mia is next week. I am quite excited to see Pierce Brosnan sing again - it's not good singing, but his facial expressions are hilarious.

Mamma Mia! Here I go again! My my... I could never let you go!... I didn't see 'Mamma Mia' or will I see 'Mamma Mia'... I had my fair share of ABBA in Show Choir...Nonetheless...

'Dark Knight' is one of the greatest movies ever... seriously... From the very first of your movie Christopher Nolan has got you on the edge of your seat, and he never really let's you lean back. The one scene with the 'Dead Batman'... that is the only time I have ever jumped during a movie, because it happens when you least expect it... and, in the movie theater, it's rather loud... Heath Ledger deserves an Oscar for the role of the 'Joker'... The things I didn't like about it - not enough stuff on the 'Riddler' character (the accountant who knew Bruce was Batman) and Christian Bales voice as Batman... all growly... One of the best Christian Bale scenes... reminds me of 'American Psycho' when they are all sitting down at the restaraunt and he's yuppieish...

'Horton Hears A Who' is an OK movie... Jim Carrey has been off the wall with recent movie roles (I have enjoyed all of them however) and Steve Carrell is well... Steve Carrell... It is a typical 'newmation' movie... Couple 'adultish' jokes here or there... not the greatest movie of all time...but then again, it's not the greatest Dr. Suess book...

-- Posted by ringobonham on Thu, Dec 11, 2008, at 5:32 AM

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Cody Dame is the CEO and owner of three local McCook Businesses, Game On, Spotlight Studios and Divine Productions. He also manages to work for the McCook Daily Gazette.