Toronto Mike

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Inglourious Basterds Review

Inglourious Basterds: 8.5 out of 10. Let's get this out of the way... I love Tarantino movies.  He's my favourite filmmaker and he's all over my top 10 movies of all-time list.  It's amazing I waited a year to see Inglourious Basterds. What's more amazing is that Inglourious Basterds
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I Love You, Man Review

I Love You, Man: 6.5 out of 10. I didn't like I Love You, Man as much as you did.  Sure, it was cute... and parts of it were actually funny, but as a whole it missed the mark. Firstly, I don't believe Paul Rudd can carry a film
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Inception Review

Inception: 9 out of 10. If you haven't seen Inception yet, and you're in the mood for a good old fashioned mind fuck, this is your movie. I totally bugged it, even when it was hurting my brain.  And the best part is after the movie when you replay it
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Paranormal Activity Review

Paranormal Activity: 8 out of 10. Yeah, I'm a little behind on my movies.  It's always that way.  I see them when they hit TMN, which is about a year after they hit theatres. I just watched Paranormal Activity and totally dug it.  I liked it more than The Blair
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Ramona and Beezus Review

Ramona and Beezus: 6 out of 10. I'm not sure how to review this one... Yesterday, my daughter turned six.  For her birthday, she invited 11 friends to see Ramona and Beezus, and I was lucky enough to score an invite.  All 11 friends, and her 8-year old brother, loved
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Zombieland Review

Zombieland: 7 out of 10. I had no idea what to expect when I sat down to watch Zombieland.  It starred Woody Harrelson for goodness sake, and I guy I'd never heard of named Jesse Eisenberg. It was actually quirky fun and the Bill Murray cameo is pretty awesome.  And
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Despicable Me Review

Despicable Me: 8 out of 10. I took my 8-year old to Despicable Me this past weekend.  He had already seen Toy Story 3, and it's always tough to find a movie we'll both love. We both loved Despicable Me.  It's just a solid, funny, charming little movie that's pretty
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The Invention of Lying Review

The Invention of Lying: 3 out of 10. I find Ricky Gervais to be a very funny guy.  I laughed at his HBO special, I loved him in The Office and I even enjoy "The Ricky Gervais Show".  Ricky Gervais is funny. Ricky Gervais wrote and directed The Invention of
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Funny People Review

Funny People: 6 out of 10. I was okay with Funny People for the first hour or so.  I think I even made it through the giant MySpace infomercial, maybe 90 minutes deep.  Then, Funny People just wouldn't shut up! I literally yelled at the movie to shut the hell
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Big Fan Review

Big Fan: 7 out of 10. This one's a pretty dark comedy, but if you're a sports nut like me I'm betting you'll appreciate this film and Patton Oswalt's performance. I find it funny that most people know Patton Oswalt best for his bit part on King of Queens.  Every
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District 9 Review

District 9: 8.5 out of 10. This one had me from the get go and didn't let up.  I wasn't bored for one of the 112 minutes.  I loved the style, enjoyed the ride and was blown away by this Sharlto Copley chap I had never heard of before.
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The Hurt Locker Review

The Hurt Locker: 8 out of 10. Last night, I finally got around to watching the movie that won the Academy Award this year for Best Picture.  That fact alone sets expectations pretty high. It's a great film, suspenseful and action packed and supported by good acting and an interesting
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The Cove Review

The Cove: 8 out of 10. Now don't get me wrong, The Cove is a great documentary about some bad shit going down in Taijii, Japan.  I really liked it.  But The Cove won the Oscar for Best Documentary, and it's not that good. Off the top of my head,
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Angels & Demons Review

Angels & Demons: 7 out of 10. I should just copy and paste over my review of The Da Vinci Code.  I didn't read that book and I didn't read Angels & Demons.  In both instances, I heard negative press, and watched the movie cold. I'm almost ashamed to admit
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Doubt Review

Doubt: 7 out of 10. Roger Ebert used to write about his Harry Dean Stanton rule.  If he knew Harry Dean Stanton was in a movie, he knew it would be worth his time.  I have a similar rule, only I call my rule the Philip Seymour Hoffman rule. As
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Tyson Review

Tyson: 7 out of 10. In 1993, I recorded a Tyson documentary entitled "Fallen Champ".  I can't tell you how many times I watched that doc.  Before the Buster Douglas fight, I thought Tyson was invincible.  That was his 38th fight. We all know what happened next.  Buster Douglas, a
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Run Fatboy Run Review

Run Fatboy Run: 6.5 out of 10. We actually sat down to watch Crank: High Voltage.  I liked Crank enough to give it 6.5 out of 10, so I figured the sequel might be worth a shot.  I was wrong. We couldn't get through 20 minutes of Crank:
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Crazy Heart Review

Crazy Heart: 8.5 out of 10. Crazy Heart reminded me a great deal of The Wrestler.  Both films are about a down and out former great who meets a good woman and attempts to resolve issues with their offspring.  The Wrestler, which I very much liked, had an open
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Up in the Air Review

Up in the Air: 8 out of 10. I've heard from a few trustworthy souls that this is a perfect movie.  It's not that good.  Don't get me wrong, I'm giving it 8 out of 10 because... well, because it's lovely, but it's far from perfect. Then again, it does
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Star Trek Review

Star Trek: 8 out of 10. If I had written this review a year ago, it would actually be relevant.  As it stands, the vast majority of people who will ever see Star Trek have already done so.  As a result, I'm strictly writing this for the non-Trekkie hold-outs. Last
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