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Quickfire reviews. (1.11.10)

Last weekend I was searching for a movie to go see in theatres. I had seen The Princess and the Frog on Friday, and wanted to check out a matinee on Sunday. I couldn’t justify spending money to see Sherlock Holmes. I just can’t find any interest there. Why is Sherlock Holmes a borderline superhero engaging in bare-fist fighting? I just don’t get it. It has Netflix Watch Instantly written all over it.

The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus? Ehhh…honestly, I think the trailer is cool as hell, but Terry Gilliam is too weird, and I’ve disliked too many of his films to believe that this will be any different. My main motivation is really just to see Heath Ledger’s final performance. I still want to see it, but I think I’ll wait for Netflix.

Anyway, here’s what I have seen the past two weeks, whether in theatres or at home, but still 2009 releases…

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Perfect 10.

Ok, that title might be misleading. How else am I supposed to get you to read this?

Here’s a fun time waster…an epic showdown of movies in which you have no choice (a lie) but to select which one you like better and your list of favorite movies is automatically formulated. It’s addictive, and sometimes harder than you think. How are you supposed to respond when it asks you which movie is better, The Shawshank Redemption or The Matrix?

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