Pierrepoint: The Last Hangman (UK 2006)

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Synopsis (possible Spoiler): The life and times of Albert Pierrepoint – Britain’s most prolific hangman

Interesting movie about a subject you usually don’t hear much about these days. Strong performance by Timothy Spall . The movie is on the slow side, but I did enjoy a great deal out of it. The relationship Pierrepoint had with his victims is gripping.

RT 78% (49 reviews) IMDb 7.5/10 (over 950 votes) Gross: $639,656

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The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters (USA 2007)

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Synopsis (possible Spoiler): Diehard video game fans compete to break World Records on classic arcade games.

Even though I was never a Donkey Kong fan, nor a very good player (I loved my Phoenix, thank you very much), this documentary was great. It transported me back into the days when playing video games meant to leave the house. And, how it was all about the technique, timing and reflexes. Even if you are not a old-school video gamer, this will still appeal to ‘normal’ people as well.

RT 97% (86 reviews) IMDb 8.4/10 (over 6500 votes)

I Have Never Forgotten You: The Life and Legacy of Simon Wiesenthal (USA 2007)

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Synopsis (possible Spoiler): A documentary on the Austrian-Jewish architectural engineer who became a Nazi hunter after surviving the Holocaust.

Despite the dire subject matter – one of the most inspiring documentaries I’ve seen. What an amazing man. I’m not sure what happened, but it was a very small release (9 theaters). As so often, great reviews, made not a lot of money $204,167 since it release.

RT 81% (21 reviews) IMDb 7.1/10 (only 125 votes)

Teeth (USA 2007)

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Synopsis (possible Spoiler): Still a stranger to her own body, a high school student discovers she has a physical advantage when she becomes the object of male violence. |

This one was a lot of fun! I didn’t expect much. Basically a glorified B-movie. Well, that’s what it is, really. But I liked the acting, as over-the top it was in some scenes. A nice surprise to see John Hansley in anything other than Nip/Tuck. After being almost done with assimilation into the American way of thinking about Sex (instead of teaching our youngster on how to have safe sex, we teach them how to not have any sex at all, yeah, right) the movie was even more effective. In Europe it would probably be seen as a fairytale. It has some gory scenes, and, for me, strikes a good balance between being funny and disturbing.

RT 80% (54 reviews) IMDb 6.0/10 (over 3000 votes)

Worldwide Total as of May 8: $711,562

(4 out of 5)

Fido (USA 2006)


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Synopsis (possible spoiler): Welcome to Willard, a small town lost in the idyllic world of the 50’s, where the sun shines every day, everybody knows their neighbor, and rotting zombies carry the mail.

I had a lot of fun with this movie. It does fall a bit in the second half, but the first half should keep you going to the end, and still enjoy it.

RT 67% (61 reviews) – IMDb 7.0/10 (over 5600 votes)

Worldwide Total: $426,224

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(4 out of 5)