2001 Movie Reviews

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We have previously covered films from 1987-1999. This segment will cover 2000-2004, and will provide “skinnys” of all the films I saw in cinemas in each individual year.

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This was a rough year. A lot of misses at the cinema. Some good stuff did filter in though.

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132: 15 Minutes –Drama about the murder of a Hero Cop in an attempt for the criminals to become famous. Good performances, but it did not gel for me.

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133: AI: Artificial Intelligence – Spielberg’s tribute to Kubrick. Highly underrated. I can say that whenever this is on TV, I watch it. Beautiful ending.

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134: Crocodile Dundee in LA – Last, thankfully, entry into the series. The first was so good, steady decline ever since. A part of me kinda hopes they make a 4th though. lol

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135: Evolution – Alien Spores taking over Earth. This was on TV the other day. Stifler, Mulder, and  Orlando Jones save the world! It holds a special place in my cinematic heart.

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136: Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within – This is where the Final Fantasy brand started to go off kilter. They have not recovered.

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137: Kiss of the Dragon – A forgettable martial arts film.

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138: Tomb Raider –This offers nothing. Bad movie. Not even the hotness of Jolie could save it.

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139: The Mummy Returns – Yikes! The first was nearly the perfect film. Could this series get any worse than this??? (wait a few years Superponte, #3 will shock you)

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140: Pearl Harbor –Goddamn Michael Bay. The attack is beautifully shot, the rest is garbage.

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141: Rush Hour 2 – Yikes, again! The first was funny, but this is where Brett Ratner officially shows up on my poop radar.

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142: Shallow Hal – I disliked this strongly, but it is growing on me. I now only feel mild disgust.

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143: Swordfish – Notable for Halle Berry’s nude scene. Nothing else.

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144: Planet of the Apes – The Tim Burton re-imagining. No, just no. The end made no sense. It ruined the movie. The one thing that makes me appreciate this is Paul Giammati. His work in BTS ape school was phenomenal.

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146: The Fast and the Furious – The start of this endless series. This was the better of them until 5. Fast Five was amazing.

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147: Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back – The silliest, and best of the “non clerks” Clerks series. CockKnocker!

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148: Jurassic Park 3 –Best film without a script ever made! No seriously, they ad libbed a bunch of this on set! Even major sequences.

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149: Rat Race – The best laugh I have EVER had in a movie (the Hitler scene). I actually fell out of the seat, gasping for breath, from laughter.Jon Lovitz is a god.

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150: The Score – Damn good movie, despite the machinations of Marlon Brando to wreck it.

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151: Super Troopers –Surprise hit for me. I am now a Broken Lizard fan for life.

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152: Ocean’s Eleven – A remake that works. Clooney and Co. make the classiest movie of the decade.

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153: Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone – I was not even familiar with HP going in, and came out a fan to the end. Very good.

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145: Scary Movie 2 – This is a whole different level of suckage. This movie made me hate myself for paying to see it.

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154: Fellowship of the Ring – My imagination brought to life! Who back then knew what wonders would await us!

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