Editing for extended periods gives you a lot a free time while things are rendering and/or outputting. What do you do with all that free time? Watch movies of course. Now, I didn’t see all of these while editing, but I do have time to play a little catch-up on the reviews

I was expecting Click to suck pretty hard, but again, having a free ticket makes one willing to watch a stinker. I was actually wrong about this one. It was a much better film that I expected…. in fact, I enjoyed it quite a bit. Sure, the jokes were full of schlock. Sure, you had to forgive a lot of logical issues. Sure, it was Adam Sandler playing the same character he always plays. But, it was entertaining. It was funny throughout and the story was very well written. Kate Beckinsale wasn’t given a very challenging role, but she sure is easy to look at. Bottom line… its a fun film.

RATING 7 out of 10

The Hills Have Eyes was the weakest bunch of garbage I have seen in a long time. There was no logic in anything… the effects were lame and done for no reason… the story was stupid as a box of rocks… the acting was as expected with such a weak script… To summarize, it leaves a taste of crud in your mouth.

RATING 3 out of 10

I also caught Two For the Money recently – hey, there was nothing else available to watch. Wow… what a waste of acting budgets. The film was packed with star power, but it was all lost on a very bad script. The fundamental flaw in the film is how the sports betting industry works. I just couldn’t get past the fact that the entire film was based on this ficticious system.

The writing was lame… the acting was over-the-top… and did I mention the writing was lame… uh, I did? Well, it was that lame.

RATING 4 out of 10

I thought North Country was going to be another excellent film. That is what I have come to expect from Charlize Theron. Well, that and the hottest woman on the planet. And you know what? Unlike Monster, where they deliberately uglied her up to look like Aileen Wournos… she was still gorgeous despite the attempt to make her look like a miner in North Country.

Was this the groundbreaking film everyone said it was? Nope. Was Theron’s performance worthy of all the Best Actress nominations? Maybe. Was it a good film. Sure. It kept you interested from start to finish despite its simplistic storylines and blindingly obviously surprise ending.

France McDormand‘s performance was definitely worthy of praise. She has come a long way since Blood Simple… and each step has been a great performance.

RATING 8 out of 10