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- I liked the father-son tension between Bart and Homer and how Bart did sink so low as to turn to Flanders.

- I also liked Hans Zimmer's score, I was sure I knew the film was scored by someone I knew and in some of it's nail-biting moments, you know the music is done by one of today's top thriller movie composers. Though let's not forget about his syrrupy melody in Brooks's AS GOOD AS IT GETS.

- Far from being something that's subliminally preachy in tone, the film's own cynicism overrides it, I guess we can interpret it as something that just wants to depict the lunacy and impulsiveness of Uncle Sam.

It's not as impressive as I expected to be but it has enough laughs that if you don't catch it in theatres, it's worth a rental on a rainy day at least.

3/5.

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I liked it quite a bit, especially the fact that they didn't cave on the skateboard sequence to get a PG rating. You pay good money to see it at the theater so it had to be a little special.
I liked the ususal self-deprecating jokes as well, like the bottom scroll. Then again, I'm pretty easy to please.
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The People vs. Larry Flynt (1996)

Milos Forman is a genius. It just doesn't show in this film. He definitely wasn't responsible for the great performance by Woody Harrelson, who is now a genius because of this film. At first it seemed that everyone was dumb, but the movie wised up as it went. Edward Norton was okay. If it weren't for Woody, who is laugh out loud funny as Flynt, this movie would be nothing.

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- It took me awhile to realize, but while this one has almost nothing to do with the first film, Steve Carrell as Evan Baxter is actually Jim Carrey's colleague in the predecessor.

- I'd like to say Ditto... or Amen to those who branded the comedy of this film mediocre compared to Bruce Almighty.

- But the thing is as banal or preposterous as the premise of these films may be, they provide ground for illustrating some solid, God-oriented themes that we can all relate to. No, some Catholics or fundamentalists may consider this heresy, there's nothing "Christological" about it, but especially with the first film, I found that the themes addressed were also answers to some questions about The Big Guy Up There.

- I don't know if this film has a subtle political message, but the God-oriented message, as in the first film is defined well enough to be understood. Mediocre or average performances by all except for Freeman, who always has the charisma as a screen actor, and in this case he musters all that effortlessly, Stanislavsky-lessly to play the Creator and John Goodman makes an ok villain too.

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25th Hour (2002)

My third Spike Lee movie, and my least favorite. Although I didn't care much about the characters, when they got together some real fun scenes occur. The epilogue was horrible. Some very lame themes. Maybe all that was just the rogue eyelash poking me.

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