2006 log (7)

(3 Jul) sick girl (2006, Lucky McKee) 80
[ Part of the Directors Series ]

(4 Jul) Spider (2002, David Cronenberg) 37
[ Part of the Directors Series ]

(5 Jul) A Scanner Darkly (2006, Richard Linklater) 58 [ review ]

(6 Jul) Astérix et les Vikings (2006, Stefan Fjeldmark & Jesper Møller) 62
[ Part of Voir’s COMEDIA coverage ]

(9 Jul) The Woods (2006, Lucky McKee) 77 [ review ]


(10 Jul) Camping (2006, Fabien Onteniente) 41
[ Part of Voir’s COMEDIA coverage ]

(11 Jul) Peaceful Warrior (2006, Victor Salva) 35 [ review ]

(11 Jul) Fast Company (1979, David Cronenberg) 39
[ Part of the Directors Series ]

(12 Jul) You, Me and Dupree (2006, Russo brothers) 36 [ review ]

(13 Jul) OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d’espions (2006, Michel Hazanavicius) 68
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(13 Jul) Clerks II (2006, Kevin Smith) 91 [ review ]


(17 Jul) Bubble (2006, Steven Soderberg) 93
[ Part of the Directors Series ]

(19 Jul) Scoop (2006, Woody Allen) 70 [ review ]

(19 Jul) Lady in the Water (2006, M. Night Shyamalan) 92 [ review ]

(22 Jul) The Ant Bully (2006, John A. Davis) 19
[ Another motherfucking ants movie? Weren’t the great “Antz” and the not-so-great “A Bug’s Life” enough? I like’s Nic Cage’s voice, but still… ]


(24 Jul) John Tucker Must Die (2006, Betty Thomas) 38
[ Kind of a reverse spin on “Mean Girls”, where the new girl conspires with the popular chicks, and not to bring back the Queen Bee but some lying cocksmith b-ball player. The actresses playing the popular chicks are awful and too old to be convincing as teenagers (they’re all in their 20s – and Jesse Metcalfe, who plays Tucker, is 27!), but Brittany Snow is quite cute and charmingly clumsy as the new girl. I was also surprised by the nuances Jenny McCarthy brought to her bit part as a MILF. Seriously, she’s good! Otherwise, this is a pretty lame, toothless, lousily directed teen flick. Wait for the DVD. ]

(24 Jul) Bon Cop Bad Cop (2006, Érik Canuel) 67
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(24 Jul) Little Miss Sunshine (2006, Valerie Faris & Jonathan Dayton) 69
[ Reviewed for Voir ]

(25 Jul) Road House (1989, Rowdy Herrington) 80 [ review ]


(26 Jul) Comme tout le monde (2006, Pierre-Paul Renders) 54
(Caroline Dhavernas, as always: 100) [ Read my interview with her in Voir! ]

(27 Jul) Road House (1989, Rowdy Herrington) 80 [ review ]

(29 Jul) Lady in the Water (2006, M. Night Shyamalan) 92 [ review ]

(31 Jul) Talladega Nights: the Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006, Adam McKay) 83 [ review ]

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