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10.12.07 228 Comments

Elizabeth: The Golden Age.  Shekhar Kapur. Cate Blanchett, Clive Owen, Geoffrey Rush. I’ll admit, I was excited about this at first.  Spanish Armadas? The inquisition? Clive Owen as a pirate?  Yes, please. But early buzz has not been so kind: "the most ornate episode of Saved by the Bell you’ll ever see." — "An extended game of 16th-century Barbie.""less a chronicle of counter-Reformation hijinks than a 16th-century episode of The Hills."  Ouch. Keep in mind that was three different reviews. Oh well, Cate Blanchett has always annoyed me. Stupid people think she’s a good actress because she has that "Look at me! I’m acting!" style, even though that’s the opposite of what actors are supposed to do.  Blanchett is to acting what Spike Lee is to directing. 

Also, must they ruin every pirate movie?

We Own the Night. James Gray. Mark Wahlberg, Joaquin Phoenix, Robert Duvall, Eva Mendes.  Yup, it’s a movie alright. 

Why Did I Get Married? Tyler Perry. Tyler Perry, Janet Jackson, Sharon Leal, Jill Scott.  Maybe it’s good?  I dunno. But here’s an SAT answer – Tyler Perry Movies: White People, NASCAR: Black People

The Final Season – Sean Astin stars in the heartwarming tale of who gives a shit. 

Michael Clayton. Tony Gilroy. George Clooney, Tom Wilkinson, Tilda Swinton. Made $46 grand a screen in limited release last weekend and is currently tracking 90% on RottenTomatoes.  Ding ding ding, I think we have a winner. 

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