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28 Days
Steve Buscemi plus Sandra Bullock in a yuppie rehab romantic comedy flick.  It's nearly as good as it sounds. & strangely unrelated to 28 Days Later.

28 Days Later
I was sure I wouldn't like this movie because the zombies are fast & I like the slow zombies you could out run if there weren't so many thousands of them.  But this movie generally won me over.  It's a world where it doesn't take a lot to be one of the best movies of the year & this is up there.

I don't know why people thought it was necessary to do an anime movie inspired by the Lang/Von Harbou epic, but it happened.  & to be honest it was surprisingly close to being something I liked.  But it has one of the things that annoys me most about anime, it looks really beautiful & then there are a couple of characters that look like they walked out of a Warner Brothers cartoon & act like it too.  I like my sci-fi without comedic relief.

Open Range
This movie is beautiful.  I love westerns.  I think this has some kind of moral messages locked inside that I don't want to bother to figure out.  It's a bit of a rip off of Shane with a reformed hired gun needing to kill off half a town, but that's one of my favorite western plot lines anyway.  My favorite thing is the way in the old west you could nearly kill a girl, reveal you're a psychopath, & get her to ask you to marry her all in the course of a couple hours.

Christina Ricci is in her share of quirky independent films & I've always been a fan of hers.  This movie just goes too far for me to deal with & it's creepy to me that as many people as must've been involved to get the movie made were saying to themselves, "That's a great storyline."  It's about a sorority girl who seduces a special olympics athlete.

Tin Star
This is an under-watched western.  It stars Henry Fonda & Anthony Perkins.  I don't really know how to explain what it's about, but I wish Anthony Perkins had never made Psycho because I don't think he's been able to get a decent part since & he's amazing in the stuff before that.  He's always this man who needs to grow up quick if he wants to choose how his world will end.