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:fresh: Certified fresh baby thats all you need to now. This is a great flick about the "streets" of L.A. and a must see weather you care or not.
I saw three movies I have been meaning to see but never have.

First off is Alien, the original directed by Ridley Scott. Scott is my favorite director by the way and this is about the only film I haven't seen of his. I have seen Aliens about 100 times though but just now got to seeing the original. I have to say, I really enjoyed it. The DVD was the director's cut and had some good special features too. The special effects are quite good for the late 70's except for that fake looking chest bursting alien running across the table, ha. Anyways, I liked it a lot. It was more of a horror movie then the other three. 9/10

Next is Memento. I was really digging this movie up until the very end. The film really confused me at the end. I may have to watch it again soon. It was a well made film though, and very interesting. The performances were done well and I was quite entertained. 7/10

Finally we got Boyz in the Hood. I really dig this movie too. I liked the story a lot. Movies about inner city gangs and stuff always seem to interest me a lot. Ice Cube's performance was really good but Cuba's was somewhat odd to me. He gave me a lot of flashbacks from Radio for some odd reason. It was still very good though. 8/10.
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Boyz N the Hood
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Oh boy, I will have a few of these 5 movie-at-a-time things since I saw about 25 movies over my march break. I was so bored I just rented alot of films to occupy me. Okay, anyway, Strawdogs! Oh my, that was a pretty rough film for 1971! I mean it was really violent, really provacative, really well-done. Dustin did a great job of acting and I must say though, with an approx. 5-10 minute long explicit rape scene, and a guys foot being blown off by a shotgun and things, I think it was even trying to be too much. It was great, brutal film, but I sat through it.
Final Destination 2 I saw with a friend. This movie is a guilty pleasure. I'm sorry, you are probably thinking "You sick little f*ck! How could you laugh at such a thing?!" Well, I will tell you. Don't get me wrong, the plot was stronger than usual, I love how it's not a person killing people, and it takes a good mind to think of how to link up all the disasters and stuff. The thing that got me laughing (and it's sort of a good thing, at the same time I probably shouldn't of) is the deaths. WARNING: Don't read on if you don't want anything spoiled.
When at the beginning of the movie and the girl sees the accident and you see the one guy get totally smashed through by a log in mid-air got me and my friend laughing and when the 13 year old kid gets smashed in two by the platform and explodes, that got me laughing, and at the end when the kid goes to the barbaque and you here an explosion and the arm falls on the table? That got me to almost fall off my chair. Why? Because they are so unrealistic. I mean, it was almost like one of the cartoons, but they've just added in the gore. I've seen someone get crushed by platforms in cartoons, just they go flat. I mean, it's so sudden and almost comical, it's funny, but more of a guilty pleasure and laughing from shock at how that death happened.

Friday, I don't have much to say, but it was funny. Chris Tucker was hilarious in it. I can't really describe it, but it just was amusing.

Boyz N the Hood portrayed the tough life of being in the South of L.A and all of the violence there. The opening scene with the message "Increase the Peace" to the end with crying and where all the people got to was brilliant. The performances were great and the way that the director actually got 3 gang members to find out how they speak, how they dress, etc.

Finally, Dazed and Confused... Best soundtrack ever. As in the most fun to listen to, not academy award material, just fun music. The movie itself was fairly funny and I loved the guy who I forget his name, but he is stoned for the entire movie. (The guy with long hair) I also loved Matthew McConaughey's role in it. I thought he was sickeningly (if that is a word) hilarious. I wouldn't buy the movie, but the soundtrack for sure. This is one of the best high-school movies I have seen. Not teen comedies which aren't really supposed to be good, but just funny, but I mean high-school and coming-of-age comedies, Dazed and Confused is a definite thumbs up.
Called 'Two Dudes Getting Layed'. The question is: What famous guy and what girl would you most want to see 'get it on'?

I have 3: Christina Ricci & Brad Pitt
Eva Green & Ryan Gosling
Meg White & Jack White



This 'connet-the-shorts' effort is kinda weak, considering the talent involved. That said, it's watchable and has some of the flair you would expect from Antonioni, but it's certainly not one of his better works. I did enjoy certain shorts, especially the one with John Malcovich and the girl who killed her father, but overall, it was just a decent experience, not really worth revisiting.
What I was told to be the best ghetto drama, is just a decent film. Yes, it did spawn many ghetto dramas. It is a pretty fresh and original look into these people's lives, and there are some good performances. But this movie isn't focused enough to be really effective. For instance, the subplot about Cuba Gooding's character and his attempts at losing his virginity were not needed. It just gave the film kinda of a sleazy over-coat. And really, there isn't anything interesting going on in the first 2/3 of the movie. The 3rd act really pulled it up. I also liked the ending. But, like I said, this film isn't focused enough, it's not as engrossing as other, better ghetto films ( Menace 2 Society). 6.5/10