- Vancouver, British Columbia - At times, it appears that Hollywood has run out of new ideas. Old television series have been re-hashed for film adaptations, when the originals weren't that great to begin with. Worse sometimes, the film adaptation was even worse; you know who you are, Dukes of Hazzard and Starsky and Hutch. You know it is bad when an old board game like Battleship is turned into a movie, which bares very little resemblance to the original game itself. 21 Jump Street is another foray into old ideas, this time by MGM, who hopes to develop a new franchise out of something that once was. Was it needed? Not so sure. Should we be surprised? Definitely not.
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- Vancouver, British Columbia - When I was about fourteen years old or so, I was in Oregon, visiting my cousins and watching one of their varsity basketball games. One of his friends began talking to my brothers and I and found out that we were from Canada, then the conversation veered towards sports and he asked what my favourite sport was. I proclaimed that it was ice hockey to which he replied, "God, I can't stand ice hockey....it's so slow." Not being familiar with this being a criticism of hockey, I retorted and demanded to know which sport he preferred. His response was silencing. Baseball. I've always enjoyed playing baseball, but watching it on the television has often been torturous, as the game is so damn slow. Attending the games live can be entertaining due to the company and the atmosphere, but watching a regular season game on the tele is enough to put me to sleep. Thus when I found out that Brad Pitt was starring in a new baseball flick, Moneyball, I wasn't sure what to expect as I had largely dismissed most baseball movies since having to endure Angels in the Outfield as a child.
- Burnaby, British Columbia - It is difficult to know how to begin this review, since it is equally as difficult to say what the heck this film was all about. On one hand, it is the story of the rise of Viagra on the sales rep level. On another hand, it is a tale about a couple dealing with the reality that one is afflicted by Parkinson's disease, while on yet another level, it is about a rather sexually charged, non-fairytale-like romance between a man and a woman. And yet on an even further level, it is a serious drama, but also an attempt at a comedy.